SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
By Marsha Burns
January 2011 words--
January 3, 2011:
I see in a vision the
engine of an automobile that needs to be adjusted and tuned up so that it can
run better. Expect to make some adjustments as you are being fine tuned to
fulfill your purpose in the overall scheme of things. Things that once sparked
your interest will be replaced by that which better suits your level of
As you continue to draw close to Me, you will see My creation from a new perspective. The sky will seem bluer and the grass greener, yet worldly interests and the satisfying of your flesh will become a secondary pursuit at best. And, your knowledge of the written Word will combine with your experiences to produce fresh, life-producing revelation.
Just when you think you’ve lost your edge, spiritual clarity will come forth like a picture coming into focus. You will be able to see and discern with greater depth and lucidity than ever. Expect to be more decisive with issues and concerns where you have been duplicitous. Instead you will be focused and more efficient.
I kept hearing in my spirit the term “quantum leap”. You will broaden your spectral lines. This means that you will move beyond your normal limitations into a new realm of understanding and activity. You will no longer allow circumstances or people to hold you back or keep you from achieving your spiritual and natural potential.
I have torn, but I will heal. What has seemed like destruction has only been a good house cleaning to remove from your life the things that were no longer relevant. You have been released from the things that have held you back or created spiritual stagnation, and you can now move forward with a greater sense of freedom.
Do not concern yourself with thoughts of what you cannot do. Refuse to be a “Jack in the box” confined by old mindsets. Instead of focusing on your inabilities, let Me reveal your possibilities. I am with you to take you beyond your perceived restraints.
I am taking you to new heights. You will be delighted in what you see, but you must wait for Me instead of striking out on your own in presumption. This will be a time when you will begin to know the difference between the leading of My Spirit and the impulse of your own soul. I will lead you in perfect timing if you will wait on Me and trust in Me, says the Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
January 4, 2011: Put your shoulder to the wheel and do the work that is set before you without grumbling or complaining. Be a good steward of what you have been given and what you have been given to do. Be righteous in your attitudes and motivation, for you are the light of the world. Refuse to allow your light to dim or be put out; let others see Me through you, says the Lord. Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
January 5, 2011: Be at peace in your heart with faith that I am with you to bring you through whatever comes your way. Bring the concerns that you have and the chaos that affects you to My altar and release them to Me, says the Lord. This is your time to walk on the water, on top of the waves, and not drown in the storms of life. Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
January 6, 2011: You have missed a step -- one little step, and you cannot go forward without making that thing right. You will be hindered and confused as long as you refuse to make it right, says the Lord. Go back to when and where you got off track and take a look. I will show you what you missed if you will trust Me and not get into fear or condemnation. Make the adjustment and everything will fall into place. Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
January 7, 2011: Set a watch, and refuse to allow your thoughts to take you down the path that leads to discouragement and despair. The enemy desires to steal your faith and expectation of My goodness, says the Lord. But, you must stand your ground and protect the seed, which is My word and My promises sown in your heart. Take care of of your inheritance, and be a good steward of what you've been given and what you've been given to do. Luke 8:15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
January 10, 2011: Beloved, I want you to be a gatekeeper and a watchman over your environment. This is a position of spiritual discernment so that you allow only the things that build up and not the things that tear down. I would have you to be on high alert and aware so that you have holy precision in knowing what comes in and what goes out. I have given you absolute authority to accept or reject those things that affect your spiritual atmosphere, says the Lord. Isaiah 21:6 For thus has the Lord said to me: "Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees."
January 11, 2011: It's time for a change in many areas and on various levels. Some things have just outlived their usefulness or are outdated and do not serve your needs as efficiently as they once did. Things in the natural or outward things are only signs of an inward or spiritual change that is taking place as you draw closer to Me, says the Lord. The closer you get the greater your discernment and power in prayer and warfare. Draw near! James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
January 12, 2011: That which has remained hidden in obscurity or in uncertainty will now come to light so that you can see clearly the path ahead of you. There will be no more guessing or assumptions or presumption, and the fear and dread can now be eradicated. You will now have the opportunity to know the reality of your circumstances and act accordingly, says the Lord. Psalms 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your judgments are good.
January 13, 2011: I had a vision of a group of people with each one caught in a mini tornado or a whirlwind. Each whirlwind separated the people from one another, which created a sense of isolation and loneliness. Then, I was reminded of the scripture verse in Hosea 8:7 "They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind." And, I realized that sowing the wind relates to being troubled, bitter, agitated, angry, and impatient. When we see our trouble as greater than God's ability or willingness to bring solutions, we lack faith and are not trusting Him. That wind will reap a whirlwind or bring a storm that we won't enjoy. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper.
January 14, 2011: You have been stretched beyond what you consider to be your normal limitations, and the requirements on your physical, mental, and emotional resources have been taxing. Take time to be refreshed and rejuvenated. This only comes from spending time in My presence, for I am your source of life, energy and vitality. Come and be renewed and restored, says the Lord. Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
January 17, 2011: Even though your life seems to be transitional, begin to think of the steps you take as foundational. Don't think that your thoughts, words, and actions are unimportant. What you do now will actually frame and give meaning to your future. Give thought and consider carefully what is happening in you and around you and respond according to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 11:24a Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours.
January 18, 2011: In a
vision I saw the women of ancient Israel keeping watch as they waited
expectantly for their warriors to come home. They were not worried that their
men would not return victorious. Instead, they were excited about receiving the
spoils of war. Then, over the rise the horsemen came into view. They weren't
running home as victims; they we're marching home with dignity, their standard
held high. They had engaged the enemy, the battle was arduous, but the victory
was sweet. I asked the Lord about the vision, and He showed me that the
warriors represent the spirit, and the women represent the soul or flesh. When
we engage in spiritual warfare, we never have to fear losing the battle, and our
soul should wait expectantly for the spoils of war -- deliverance and blessing.
Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.
January 19, 2011: Beloved, I have gone before you to open avenues of opportunity necessary to fulfill your purpose on the next leg of your journey. The doors are opening for you even now, but you must be alert to the possibilities and be aware of the leading of My Spirit. This will be true in the small or seemingly insignificant things of life as well as the things that could bring broad, sweeping changes. Your part is to go with the flow keeping your focus on Me, says the Lord, as you maintain complete trust and faith in Me alone. I want you to be like clay, malleable and willing to yield to the pressure of My hand through your circumstances, for there are things that still need to be reworked, shaped, and transformed into My image as you progress. Jeremiah 18:2 -6 "Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words." Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?" says the LORD. "Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!
January 20, 2011: Hush. Be still and stop fretting. Worry will get you nowhere. If you will be quiet and rise up in the Spirit, I will give you peace and bring healing and restoration to your troubled soul. When you are in turmoil it is because you have lost focus, paying more attention to situations that concern you rather than trusting Me, says the Lord. For those who have asked to see My glory, you will not see My glory until you continually give Me honor in all things. My glory will be revealed to those who seek to glorify Me. Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
January 21, 2011: Stir yourself up in your most holy faith. Push back the darkness that tries to encroach and violate your boundaries and the rights of your covenant with Me, says the Lord. Refuse the attacks of the enemy, which are designed to bring you down in oppression and reproach. Let your light shine so that the darkness is dispelled and the devil has no place in you. Remember that I have given you authority and power to overcome. Jude 20-21: But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
January 24, 2011: Trust Me for sufficiency. I am your Jehovah Jireh, your Provider, says the Lord. Do not be afraid when you see the world systems continue to fall short, for you are under My economy and not that of the world. I will bring you through tough times when you trust Me to do so without fear or doubt. Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided."
January 25, 2011: I have set you on a journey. I have a plan for your destiny. But, if you narrow your focus so that all you can see are the challenges along the way and the things that are going wrong, it will keep you from making spiritual progress. You cannot maintain a healthy life in the Spirit if you continue to get into self-focus or self-pity. Look up. Seek My face, says the Lord, and put your trust in Me. Matthew 28:20b ... lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
January 26, 2011: Watch for key opportunities to overcome in areas that have represented a lack of confidence and failure. Now is a time when you can break through to higher ground, but you must not give in to the doubt and fear that the enemy will tempt you with. Instead, you must completely rely on Me to give you wisdom and direction. Have faith in Me to show you the way, says the Lord. Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
January 27, 2011: I hear your prayers for visitation and to see My glory, but in order for you to see My glory you must glorify Me in worship and praise. You must enter into My presence with thanksgiving and praise and not with a heart of discontentment or grumbling and complaining. My eyes search to and fro throughout the whole earth for a people who are spiritually of the House of David and who have a heart after My own heart, says the Lord. Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
January 28, 2011: How beautiful it is for you to share your heart of faith with another. It is a glorious thing for you to build one another up in your most holy faith and to encourage each other through My Word. Your tenderness towards Me is precious is My sight, says the Lord, and I bless those who bless Me. Isaiah 52:7 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!"
January 31, 2011: Lift up
your head and look to Me, says the Lord. You may feel like you've been in a
desert, but I have prepared a well for your refreshing. Come and drink of My
word as you seek Me for truth that will establish you in faith and hope. Do not
despair. I will refresh you and bring restoration and healing to your troubled
soul. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the
world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
February 2011 words--
February 1, 2011: Beloved, I am the Master Carpenter, and I call to you to come to Me for reconstruction. Let Me do a work in you, and I will square you away to be level and plumb, upright and righteous, so that the components of your life all fit together with spiritual precision. Nothing will be out of place or off balance if you will yield to this work and let Me have My way, says the Lord. Amos 7:7 Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand.
February 2, 2011: In a vision I saw myself putting on a pair of hiking boots, and I believe the Lord was showing me that we need to prepare to go higher on the narrow path ahead of us. We are making our way up to the spiritual high places where we can have greater discernment, see with clarity and hear with precision. The hike will require our desire for more of Him and our willingness to maintain eternal perspective. Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
February 3, 2011: I saw myself sitting in church, just as I have been doing every Sunday for 25 years. The difference is that I have more wisdom now and less zeal than back then. And, I heard the Lord say, "You've come a long way, but you still have a ways to go. And, just like the process from then until now, I will also bring you to a higher place from now until the end. Get ready for My powerful visitation. Glory will come to My people personally before it manifests corporately." My heart resounded with, "Yes, Lord, let it be unto me according to your will." If I had it to do over again, I would laugh more, love more, and never EVER be afraid. Amen. Luke 1:38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
February 4, 2011: If you will diligently and urgently seek My face with all your heart instead of only looking for me to manifest outwardly, I will release you into a place of freedom and rest. This inward connection is where faith is born; it is the place where prayer is answered. Come and commune with Me in the secret place, which is even hidden from all trouble and stress. Come into My rest, says the Lord, and let Me establish you in peace and joy. Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
February 7, 2011: Be filled again with My Spirit. The days ahead will be filled with My Glory in the practical and commonplace things of life. Maintain awareness, and see My manifest presence in unexpected ways, says the Lord. Take nothing for granted. My glory is all around you! Psalms 125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.
February 8, 2011: Don't be afraid to take a break and relax. Your intensity in finding solutions to the problems you face will not even come close to the benefits of quiet rest in My presence and trusting Me to give you the necessary wisdom for breakthrough. This is not a time to tough it out in the strength of your own soul; it is a time to exercise resolute faith in My ability and willingness to bring you through every trial in victory, says the Lord. Only believe! Psalm 107:28-31 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
February 9, 2011:
This is a time when decisive action will be required if you are to make any
progress. Your challenges will come in situations where you have been
ambiguous. Ask Me for wisdom, direction, and guidance, and I will
certainly impart it to you, says the Lord. But, when you sow
double-mindedness into your circumstances, you will only reap confusion and
uncertainty. Refuse to get stuck in indecision. James 1:5-8
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and
without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith,
with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed
by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything
from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
February 10, 2011: You will need to step back from the things that trouble you in order to see more clearly and to perceive My work in the midst of all that is happening in and around you. This has to be a deliberate decision on your part if you are to gain a broader perspective. Keep in mind that this too shall pass. Time and chance will not allow you to stop the progression of life, says the Lord. Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned and saw under the sun that—the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
February 11, 2011: Beloved, separate yourself from everything that instills fear and brings confusion. Refuse to allow anything to undermine your peace and stability in Me. If you will do this, you will be able to see clearly the attack of the enemy against you, which will then position you to resist him while you maintain spiritual integrity. I will give you this insight if you will set your heart to see, says the Lord. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
February 14, 2011: In a vision I saw a valley begin to fill up with people. At first I thought they were warriors, but then I saw that they were worshipers. And, I heard some of them tuning their instruments. And, I hear the Lord saying that He has called those who are in the Valley of Baca (the place of weeping) to worship their way to victory. Psalms 84:6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools.
February 15, 2011: For those who are willing to let go of past disappointments and offenses, this is a new day in which you can rediscover the power of My grace. Launch out into the depth of My love and be filled with the wonder of My work of sanctification in you. You have been in a time of preparation and are about to be released into a time of spiritual discovery and adventure that will bring restoration and renewal. You are about to be rejuvenated in ways you could not have anticipated, says the Lord. Rejoice! Psalms 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
February 16, 2011: I am shining a light on the parts of your life that still need complete sanctification and victory. These are the areas that cause you the most trouble and keep you from breakthrough. Be sensitive to the work of My Spirit to bring conviction and correction, for this is a holy work and worthy of your undivided attention. This is a good work that will bring spiritual wholeness and stability. If you will yield in total submission, you will be delighted with the outcome, says the Lord. Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
February 17, 2011: Take the time and make the effort to be still so that you can discern all that I am revealing to you spiritually. Then, don't ignore the revelation. There are things in your life that need to be dealt with from your heart so that you can rise to a new level in the understanding of how you are to function in My kingdom. Hear and obey, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 13:4 You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.
February 18, 2011: Let your prayer of faith come up before My face. Pray as I lead you and not according to the desires of your flesh and it will be a sweet aroma, which pleases Me, says the Lord. I hear and answer your prayers as you seek to walk in righteousness and purity. Come to Me with sincerity of heart and thanksgiving. James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
February 21, 2011: I am your problem solver, says the Lord. Bring your problems and questions to Me, and I will show you the way of resolution and direct your steps. Your part is to trust Me and refuse to be afraid or doubt My willingness or ability to bring you through every dilemma. Nurture your faith. Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
February 22, 2011: It is time for reorganization. That which is past the point of usefulness in your life will be discarded to make way for what is more suitable to your needs and desires at this point in time. I am doing a new thing, and as you begin to discern and understand this new spiritual environment you will realize that some of your concepts and religious notions are no longer relevant, says the Lord. Some things just need to be left behind. Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
February 23, 2011: I keep hearing the word "confluence" in my spirit, and I asked the Lord what He was trying to tell me. He said, "I want My people to flow together in such unity that I am all there is. My desire is for My purpose to become your purpose and that you will yield to the flow of My Spirit, which will move you to fulfill your destiny in My kingdom. I want you to understand the mighty call on your life to let Me be your all in all." Philippians 2:2 Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Note: The definition of confluence: coming or flowing together, meeting, gathering at one point.
February 24, 2011: My children, be diligent to do what I have called you to do. But know this, the enemy will come to bring insecurity and cause you to get self-focused. He will undermine your confidence and boldness in what I have set before you. Do not look at yourselves or consider whether you have succeeded or failed. The responsibility for success or failure is not yours but Mine. Yours is not to calculate the impact of your efforts, but to only pledge allegiance to Me and allow Me to direct your every step, says the Lord. Psalms 18:35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.
February 25, 2011: The recent spiritual attack sent you reeling and caused you to feel off balance and unsteady. But, I say to you, that you will gain the victory over the enemy and I will bring restoration, healing and renewal to your body, soul and spirit. Allow these circumstances to strengthen rather than weaken your faith. These are perilous times, but when your trust is only in Me, says the Lord, you are unshakeable.
Psalm 107:23-30 Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters, they see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep. For He commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea. They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths; their soul melts because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.
February 28, 2011:
To those who are hungry, whose hearts desire to know Me more intimately, you are
about to experience an exponential spiritual growth spurt. It will
be a swift work as I draw you closer to Me and open your eyes to see with
clarity. I will reveal the mysteries that you have longed to understand.
Seek Me with all of your heart, says the Lord. Proverbs 8:17 I love
those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.
March 1, 2011: In a mini vision I saw a wind chime. I believe the wind chime represents us as a body of believers being moved by the Spirit. The shimmering of the wind chime is the effect of the Wind on all the parts of the Body at the same time. And, as the spiritual wind blows, our spirits bear witness to the Holy Spirit and we respond. John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
March 2, 2011: I kept hearing in my spirit nose to the grindstone--shoulder to the wheel, and I heard the Lord say: Stay focused. The enemy has devised plans to get you distracted from what I have set before you. Keep your priorities in order and do the first things first. I will lead you one step at a time, says the Lord. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
March 3, 2011: Discern now the condition of your spiritual environment. Has it been defiled by the negative words spoken from a heart of frustration? Rise up now and exercise your senses to discern both good and evil, and choose to only retain that which is good. Ask for the wind of My Spirit to blow through your circumstances to purify and clear your atmosphere of all pollution, says the Lord. Let it be!
Mark 7:20-23 And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
March 4, 2011: Rise up, beloved, in the light of My glory where you can be restored and renewed. It is time to stop just trying to get by. Come and partake of that spiritual atmosphere where you can thrive spiritually and naturally. Come in faith as I call you to that place of life and blessing. I will lead you, says the Lord. Only believe. Mark 11:23-24 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."
March 7, 2011: Be prepared to progress in the areas of your anointing and creativity. Watch for opportunities for a greater and more complete expression of your gifting both spiritually and naturally. And, I will establish you in confidence and boldness to do all that I have set before you. Exercise your faith, says the Lord. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
March 8, 2011: You are right on schedule, but not according to your time frame. You have placed yourself under My authority and kingdom rule where time on the earth takes only a secondary position. You can make your appointments and set your schedules, but you must remember that My purposes for you supersede natural plans. For, I see and know all things, and I know how to bring about that which is best for you, says the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
March 9, 2011: You are My anointed, and I have raised you up to do all that is in My heart and in My mind. Your faithfulness goes before you in the spiritual realm to establish the way of favor. Hindrances have to give way to the light of those who walk upright and go forth with integrity and humility. You belong to Me and are My chosen, says the Lord. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
March 10, 2011: Beloved, you are on a firm foundation, which is Christ the Rock. I tell you the truth, you cannot build and tear down at the same time. I have called you to build with the Word, with your own words of truth, with faith and in obedience. Build the kingdom with integrity and diligence by the power of My Spirit, and refuse to tear down through operating in the works of the flesh. Arise and build, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
March 11, 2011: What you might see as the winds of adversity, are really spiritual opportunities to exercise your faith and to overcome. So, I say, rise up and take advantage of every situation to prove My existence and power in your life. You do not belong to yourself; you belong to Me, says the Lord, and I have given authority to those who are Mine. I have already gained the victory over Satan's kingdom so that your victory is assured in all things. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
March 14, 2011: Examine yourself to see if you are in faith. Confront fear and unbelief and overcome, for you are My people of faith. And if not you, who? Rise up and demonstrate My kingdom. Be who you are in Me, says the Lord, and do not be afraid. Stir yourself up in your most holy faith, and let My Spirit have His way. Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
March 15, 2011: Be still, watch, and discern. If you will quiet your thoughts and silence your feelings, you will have the ability to recognize and identify your spiritual atmosphere apart from your soul and be able to move through difficulties with ease. When you allow fear and anxiety to rule, the outcome is always chaos. But, when you put your trust in Me, peace is established, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
March 16, 2011: Refuse to let your guard down. The enemy is doing what he can to bring plausible temptation that will open the door for him to take advantage of you. If the devil can get the upper hand you will soon be embroiled in an all-out spiritual battle designed to overwhelm you. Now is the time to stand your ground as you set a watch and discern his subtle tactics, says the Lord. Be awake and aware! 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
March 17, 2011: Watch for opportunities to forgive and move on when the temptation arises for offense. You may feel discounted or rejected, but you must not take it as a personal assault. This is the work of the enemy to get you to open the door to sin. These are times when you must return good for evil and stand on righteous ground, says the Lord. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
March 18, 2011: Beloved, you already know that you always reap what you sow, so beware of intolerance on any level. Your intolerance will come back around to manifest as others being intolerant towards you. Watch for critical attitudes and of judging someone from your place of strength to their place of weakness. Refuse to get entangled in judgment, says the Lord. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
March 21, 2011: If you will learn the art of being the gatekeeper of your own soul by setting a watch over your eyes, ears, and mouth, you will be an overcomer in the temple of the Living God. You must learn to stop the intrusion of the enemy at the gate. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good, says the Lord. Isaiah 28:5-6 In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
March 22, 2011: It is more important than ever that you keep yourself from distractions. Stay present in life, in what is before you to do today. The tendency and temptation will be to look to the future and to imagine life apart from your current reality, or to live in the regrets of the past. Neither of these mental positions is helpful or healthy. You must make an effort to stay focused and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
March 23, 2011: Define and maintain concise boundaries so that you do not take responsibility that is not legitimately yours. And, conversely, do not try to transfer your rightful responsibility to someone else. Your God-given authority is directly linked to responsibility, and you would do well to stay within the lines of your jurisdiction, says the Lord. Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.
March 24, 2011: How is it that you expect to be blessed, yet you don't bless others? In fact, you even curse others with the words of your mouth when it suits your desire. Have you not read that the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity and that is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell? (James 3:6). Beloved, I would have you set a watch over the words of your mouth and over the meditations of your heart, says the Lord. James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
March 25, 2011: The enemy will do his utmost to dam up your spiritual flow, but if you ask in faith I will remove every hindrance and give you the wisdom necessary to get back in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Then, you must be sensitive to My leading and move with Me in obedience and with a willingness to allow Me to direct your steps. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. John 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
March 28, 2011: I had a vision of a mine, and I saw one of the mine shafts being dynamited so that it would collapse. This was a safety measure for the miners. And, I heard the LORD say that He is going to cut off certain areas of exploration that have been dangerous to our spiritual stability and growth. He will do this to keep us focused and safe. Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.
March 29, 2011: Resist the temptation to take on more than you can effectively handle. Any over-extension could deplete your resources physically, emotionally, financially or spiritually. Exercise sound judgment when making choices, and you would do well to be conservative. The enemy would love to stretch you beyond your abilities. If you need wisdom ask Me and I will give you the guidance you need, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
March 30, 2011: Maintain your peace at all times, says the Lord. To do that you have to stay focused spiritually and not allow frustration to open the door to an attack of the enemy. Be calm and continue to trust that I will show you the way through every challenge even when it has become a maze of confusion. Preserve your poise. [Poise is defined as a stably balanced state, equilibrium, self-assurance, gracious tact in coping.] Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
March 31, 2011: I am calling to those of you who made a choice to follow Me and then deviated from the path through sin and distractions. Though you have declared with your mouth that you belong to Me, yet your heart is far from Me. Now take this opportunity to honestly evaluate your spiritual condition, repent, and return to Me and be re-established in a place of spiritual safety, says the Lord. Zechariah 1:3 Therefore say to them, thus says the LORD of hosts: "Return to Me," says the LORD of hosts, "and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts.
April 1, 2011: Do you hear My call for you to come up to a place of greater faith? Listen and hear the cry of My Spirit, says the Lord. You live in perilous times and you are bombarded by negative reports and statements of unbelief that have the ability to undermine your faith. But, I tell you the truth that all things are possible with Me if you will only ask in prayer and believe. This is not a time to base your faith on human wisdom and carnal understanding. Believe My Word, exercise your faith, and receive. James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways
April 4, 2011: I have seen the work of the antichrist and the spirits of divination and fear against you to try to distract you from My will and purposes, says the Lord. I have heard the threats that terrify you and promise to bring you down. I have been with you in the darkness of your isolation. I have continued to bring comfort in your times of despair and uncertainty. But, now hear My voice. It is time for you to rise up and move out of that place of darkness and fulfill your destiny. Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will go with you. Again, I say, step out of darkness and embrace the light, says the Lord. Refuse to be a victim of the attacks of the enemy. Let go of condemnation, blame and bitterness. Leave the past behind and welcome the new day.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.14 I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
April 5, 2011: Watch silently, without complaint, to see what I will do to establish you in My kingdom and to bless you in ways that you have not even imagined. Let your faith in Me soar like an eagle without restriction or restraint. The breath of My Spirit will bring new life and hope to your soul. All you have to do is release yourself completely into My care, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
April 6, 2011: You have had many opportunities through adversity to fall down and stay down. I call to you to gather your strength and get up. You are not without help; I am with you to lift you up again if you will refuse to give up. Exercise your faith and seek My help, says the Lord, for surely I will hear your cries and come to your aid. Trust Me to lift you up again. Micah 7:8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.
April 7, 2011: I kept hearing the word "awkward" in my spirit. One definition is "to lack ease or grace as in movement or expression." And, the LORD said: When you are feeling awkward it is often the result of a confidence crisis when you are unsure of yourself and of how you fit or what you have to contribute. But, I tell you truly that you fit perfectly in My kingdom and in My body, of which you are a vital member. Refuse to allow the enemy to cause you to feel awkward in places where you belong; his purpose in doing this is to derail you and cause you to be cut off and isolated. If you will trust Me in these awkward times, I will cause you to feel secure in Me, and I will give you the anointing of ease. 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
April 8, 2011: I see those who are feeling rejected and cast aside, but I say to you that I have not rejected you. You are My beloved. You are the apple of My eye. I love you with an everlasting love. I have brought you to Myself for all eternity. Allow Me to touch your heart and heal the wounds of rejection, past and present. Release and forgive those who have been unkind and step into the fullness of My acceptance of you, says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."
April 11, 2011: Seductions of the world abound. But you, My chosen, must keep yourself from entertaining the temptations of the evil one. I have given you the power and authority to rise above and have victory over all the devices of the devil. Exercise your authority and be strong. Know that I will strengthen you in times of weakness, says the Lord. 1 Peter 1:13-16 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
April 12, 2011: Beloved, maintain your confidence in Me. You can do nothing by yourself, but you can be strong and resolute as I lead you by My Spirit, says the Lord. If you lose confidence, you will find yourself wavering and being double-minded, unable to make sound decisions or to follow through on the decisions you have made. Rise up to that place of sonship, knowing that you are a joint heir with Christ. Romans 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
April 13, 2011: Be sensitive to the condition of your environment, and take the appropriate action to stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Be assured that the enemy of your soul will attempt to dominate and permeate your spiritual atmosphere with chaos and confusion. But, you can easily overcome evil with good. Maintain peace. Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
April 14, 2011: Monitor your thoughts, for this is the enemy's play ground. The devil will bombard you with the temptation to believe his lies, and if you entertain or believe the lies, he has greater access to your mind and emotions. Always maintain truth to counteract these subtle attacks and refuse to allow him any access. It is truth that will set you free from darkness, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
April 15, 2011: Draw close to Me, says
the Lord. You do live in perilous times where the enemy is on the prowl
seeking to find opportunities to attack and afflict you. However, if you
will maintain a personal, vital, and intimate relationship with Me and do not
sin, the enemy cannot touch you. You must live and walk in My Spirit.
Be free! 1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin;
but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch
April 18, 2011: Watch for the signs in your natural environment that confirm the fact that I am calling you into new spiritual territory. Your first inclination will be to stay where you are in the comfort and security of what you know. But, I tell you that the cloud has lifted and it is time for you to move ahead. Overcome the temptation to stubbornly sit down where you are instead of going with the flow of progression. Come with Me, says the Lord. Exodus 40:36 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys.
April 19, 2011: In a vision I saw a blacksmith shaping something on an anvil. The object was repeatedly put into the fire until it was red-hot and pliable, and then it was hammered into shape. As I watched, I realized that the blacksmith was the LORD, and the object of His work on the anvil was my will! Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.
April 20, 2011: Beloved, don't get stuck in old ways of thinking or ways of doing things. Making changes outwardly is a sign of a spiritual regeneration and renewal. You don't have to deliberately change anything; the changes will come to you. New possibilities will challenge lethargy and apathy. Be willing to move ahead with a new sense of life and spiritual energy, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
April 21, 2011: Reach for Me, says the Lord. Reach in the Spirit as though you were standing on tiptoes with undaunted determination to make contact. It is your desire and bold faith that creates the connection. You were created to have fellowship with Me. You are My beloved and I am your God. Take the time and make the effort to seek My face and hear My voice. If you seek Me with all of your heart I will be found by you. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
April 22, 2011: I would have you to look through the eyes of the Spirit, and hear through spiritual ears so that you might know and discern the times and the seasons. I speak to you of a level of awareness beyond your physical senses and your natural environment. It is to your advantage that you walk and live in the Spirit, for that is where I am, says the Lord. Come and commune; you will have to leave the comfort of your natural existence, but it will be well worth your time. Matthew 13:43 "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
April 23, 2011: Stand before Me blameless. Covering your sin for the sake of acceptance in the world, will not gain favor in the Kingdom. It is time for righteousness to reign in your life both internally and externally. Be holy as I am holy, says the Lord. You cannot thrive in an atmosphere where the darkness of deception exists. Numbers 32:22b-23 Be blameless before the LORD and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD. But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out."
April 26, 2011: Beloved, move through every hindrance that would keep you from progression. Refuse to allow anything to stand in the way of advancement in spiritual understanding and kingdom revelation. I am bringing you higher spiritually, but you must first have the desire for greater wisdom and discernment, and then refuse to allow anything to hold you back. Continue in the way of discovery and maintain a pure heart and a steadfast spirit, says the Lord. Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
April 27, 2011: In a vision I saw myself standing in the middle of a bridge, and there was a strange sensation attached to being in that position. It was as though I had been disconnected or separated from the familiarity in which I find and maintain comfort. So, feeling out of pocket, I asked the Lord what this was about. This is what He said: "You are again in transition spiritually from where you have been established to the place where I will re-establish you. I am bringing you to a position of greater and tangible faith where you will be more available to the moving of My Spirit. Stay alert and do nothing apart from My leading," Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
April 28, 2011: When you came into and became a part of the Kingdom of God, you were given spiritual territory to maintain and rule over. You were given authority over the devil and the power to overcome temptation and to rule over your own flesh. You have been appointed as watchmen to stay alert and be aware of any intrusion into your environment. Now you must re-establish yourself in your authority by way of faith, and evaluate the condition of your spiritual atmosphere, and then go to work to make it a clean habitation for My presence, says the Lord. Ephesians 2:19-22 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
April 29, 2011: I saw the letters "TGH". What does this mean, LORD? "To Greater Heights!" It is time for you to go forth with a sense of action, adventure, excitement and expectation. If you stay where you are spiritually, you will miss out on one of the greatest moves of My Spirit that has ever been. Watch for opportunities to launch out in faith and do what I've given you to do. Be courageous, and refuse to allow fear to keep you from My HIGHEST and best, says the Lord. Luke 5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."
May 2, 2011: Behold, I go before you to prepare a way for you. Stay close to Me so that you do not deviate from the path, for you live in dangerous times. Your obedience to My leading is of vital importance. You must not stray from the way of righteousness in this hour. My word will illuminate the path before you so that your feet do not slip, says the Lord. Be steady! Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
May 3, 2011: I was reminded of the Israelites in Babylon when they hung their harps on the willows, and I heard the Lord say, "Many of you, My people, have not raised your voices in song or played your instruments because of the oppression of the times you live in. But, I am releasing you from bondage to sing a new song that will come forth with supernatural joy that will transcend your circumstances and afflictions. This is the joy that comes from abiding in the Spirit; the true joy of war and victory," says the Lord. Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it. For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, and those who plundered us requested mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" How shall we sing the LORD’S song In a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!
May 4, 2011: Beloved, if you will pay attention and watch, I am going to reveal to you the thoughts and emotions that are in opposition to My word, says the Lord. I am raising up a company of those who will reign with Me, but you cannot rule when you do not abide by the rules, the spiritual laws of My kingdom. Much of what you entertain in the way of thoughts and emotions are habits that must be broken if you are to rise up in the power of the Spirit. A word of caution, however, you will be tempted to move into the condemnation of the flesh instead of allowing my correction to come to you as sons. Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
May 5, 2011: It is My Word that reveals the thoughts and intentions of your heart. Let the truth separate the flesh from the Spirit and expose your motives. I want to motivate you with purity and righteousness to do all that I have set before you to accomplish. Be aware, however, that the enemy will do his utmost to keep you from walking and living in the Spirit. Yield to My leading, and I will direct your steps, says the Lord. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
May 6, 2011: I saw in the spirit a whirlwind blowing through bringing a sense of chaos and confusion with it. And, I heard the Lord say: This wind is a test of your endurance. If you give in to the force of the wind, chaos and confusion will dominate. But, if you will stand still and refuse to react to this ill wind, you will find that it will strengthen your inner man. Don't lose your focus; be strong and resolute, says the Lord. Exodus 14:13a And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today."
May 9, 2011: Wake up, My beloved, and be renewed. Arise to a place of life and energy both spiritually and naturally. I will come to you like the rain that refreshes and softens the ground of your heart to allow My expression of life and growth. It is indeed time to break up the fallow ground of your heart, those places that have become hardened and unproductive as a result of difficult challenges. Allow Me to remove the darkness of the past and flood you with the light of My love and hope, says the Lord. Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
May 10, 2011: I speak to those who feel disconnected either from Me, says the Lord, or those who have been a source of encouragement in the past. You have not set out deliberately to pull away, but your focus has shifted and your life has taken a different turn. Now is the time to re-evaluate your life's direction and consider the relationships that are important to you and then choose to let some go while reconnecting with others. Be reminded that you are in a season of restoration, and there are things that need to be recovered at this time. Proverbs 25:25 As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.
May 11, 2011: Take
the time to be quiet so that you can be sensitive to My wisdom and My leading.
When you give into the temptation to entertain emotional turmoil, you will no
longer hear My voice. Instead, the doors will open for the enemy's
confusion to flood in. Refuse to allow the devil to have any ground in you
whatsoever, quiet your soul, and trust Me to direct your steps, says the Lord.
I am your help in times of trouble; rely on Me. Psalm 9:9-10 The
LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have
not forsaken those who seek You.
May 12, 2011: Haven't I said that I would give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches in secret places? Stop and ponder. You will find that I have brought the light of revelation in areas of your life that you didn't even expect. Rejoice that you are growing in understanding because this understanding will make you more effective in My kingdom, says the Lord. I have given you a taste and a glimpse of My glory, which will make you desire even more. Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.
May 13, 2011: I delight in those whose hearts are hungry for more, and to you I will reveal the secrets of the kingdom. Your pursuit will bring great reward, for I will draw near to those who come near to Me, says the Lord. I will speak to you who have ears to hear and open hearts to receive all that I have. So, I say, pursue; come to Me. Seek Me with all of your heart, and I will be found by you. It is My great pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
May 16, 2011: You have fought to make spiritual progress and to overcome the enemy. Now, maintain your victory. Hold your ground. Expect retaliation, but know that he has no authority to remove what I have given to you. Be strong and courageous. Set a watch and refuse to be bamboozled by the devil's lies, says the Lord. Luke 19:13b Occupy till I come.
May 17, 2011: I see your heart and your desire to be righteous, and I honor your vigilance against all that is unholy. But, you must not become obsessed with introspection, for that is a work of the flesh and will bring condemnation. I want you to trust Me to bring conviction and to lead you in the path of righteousness. Just yield to the moving of My Spirit upon your heart, and I will bring correction and make it very clear to you whenever you step out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Psalms 23:3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
May 18, 2011: I am the light of the world, says the Lord. That light is shining in your heart even now to reveal the places of darkness where the enemy can build a stronghold against you and against all that is holy. I want you to allow the light of truth to illuminate and dispel the darkness and even the shadows that lurk. This is a work of discernment and faith. Discernment comes when you can see clearly and with precision. This is no time to try to play guessing games in the realm of the spirit. There will be no more pretending as I separate the true from the false. Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
May 19, 2011: Let the revelation of My kingdom flow like a river so that you can come to a clear understanding of your purpose in it. I tell you honestly that nothing that manifests in and through you by My Spirit is wasted. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, you will know that as you surrender completely to Me I will cause light and life to be established in you. Maintain your spiritual focus, and keep your faith strong, says the Lord. Psalm 121:1-8 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore
May 20, 2011: You have been called and set aside for My purposes alone. Do not allow the enemy's persuasion to lead you into worldliness and complacency. You are living in the time of the great falling away where apostasy abounds, and that which is ungodly and unholy will be presented as not only acceptable but desirable. Refuse to compromise the truth. My Word is your standard; measure everything by it, says the Lord. Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
May 23, 2011: I have set aside a modern-day land of Goshen in the realm of the Spirit where My people can thrive regardless of economic uncertainty and perilous conditions in the world. Come into this place of protection and anointing by faith. Come under My covering and favor, says the Lord. I will take care of you. 1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy
May 24, 2011: Beloved, establish justice in your own heart and do what is right, for I delight in goodness and am merciful to those who show mercy. I value uprightness and will bless those who consider others more highly than themselves. Maintain a standard of honesty and fairness regardless of the corruption that abounds on the earth, says the Lord. Overcome evil with good. Amos 5:24 But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream
May 25, 2011: My eyes are looking to and fro throughout the whole earth to see who will speak for Me. I am looking for purity of heart and profound precision in hearing My voice. I seek those who will rise above the mundane words of self-proclaimed prophets whose words are part iron and part clay--part Spirit and part flesh. For those words do not carry the strength of My anointing, nor do they give true direction or change the lives of My people. My voice will be heard in the secret places as a still, small voice, but it also resounds, resonates and creates. Will you hear when I speak, says the Lord? Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me.
May 26, 2011: Pride has no credibility and does not represent My kingdom in truth. Prepare to receive correction that will place you in a position of strength through humility. My representatives and ambassadors must be trustworthy and believable before they can usher anyone into the eternal kingdom. The call of duty has gone forth, and I am mustering My troops under the banner of the humble heart. Those who hear My call will come forth under that banner, says the Lord of Hosts. Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches and honor and life
May 27, 2011: You are children of My kingdom where light and love rule and where darkness has no place. Arise to your position where Satan has nothing in you and you have nothing in him. Be done with criticism, judgment, hatred, gossip, slander and backbiting, for these choices and attitudes allow the devil access to your soul. I say again, refuse to allow him to use you as an instrument of his evil intentions. Let My kingdom be established in you, says the Lord. Luke 6:41-42 "And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
May 30, 2011: The enemy continues to look for chinks in your armor or places where you are not completely protected so that he can attack. These places of weakness are because the desires of your soul take preeminence over truth and righteousness. You will have prime opportunities to rise above the works of the flesh and overcome the works of darkness. I have given you authority and the ability to gain the victory, says the Lord. Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them
May 31, 2011: In a vision I saw twelve stars in a circle, which represented to me divine government, and I was also reminded of the twelve stones of Gilgal that symbolizes renewed covenant. Then, I saw what looked like a comet moving rapidly through that circle of stars toward the earth. And, I heard the LORD say that a powerful, supernatural, and life-changing anointing to receive a fresh revelation from heaven has been released. Those who have a pure heart and have maintained their child-like faith and wonder will be able to receive this anointing. Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
June 1, 2011: Arise from your earthly abode and carnal living, and let your heart soar with Me in the Spirit. Refuse to allow your worldly concerns to become an anchor. Do you hear the cry of My Spirit to come up here where life is an eternal substance? The more time you spend in My presence the more you will experience the life that comes from Me, says the Lord. I have given you life on earth, but it is a passing shadow compared to what I have in store for you, says the Lord. Come up here! John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
June 2, 2011: You, My surrendered people, have become like a well-oiled machine, doing the work of the Kingdom. You don't perceive the unity of the Spirit because you are only doing your part. But, if you could rise up and view the Body of Christ from a higher perspective, you would know that your part is vital to the spiritual function of My will. The enemy would have you discount your contribution to that function, says the Lord, but he is a liar. Do not believe the lie that you are unimportant. Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
June 3, 2011: Indecision is the same as being double-minded, it will get you nowhere. Now is the time to establish yourself on neutral ground so that you are not swayed by your emotions. Otherwise your discernment is disengaged. Set your heart to know My will in your situation and stop weighing your options; there is a right way for you to go. Be decisive and choose what you know is right in your spirit man. I will direct your steps as you begin the forward motion, says the Lord. James 1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
June 6, 2011: Rise up to the high places in the Spirit, and see what I will show you. Listen for My voice and hear, acknowledge and understand what I am speaking. Repeat only what I give you to share. You must not add to or take anything from the revelation that you receive, for precision and purity are the prerequisites for My messengers, says the Lord. Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
June 7, 2011: If you will allow it, I will remove the pressure that creates stress. I would have you move with Me in the same way that the eagle effortlessly soars on the thermals, doing what it was created to do. I would have you to yield to the moving of My Spirit with the joy and ease of doing what you have been created for. It is only when you give in to anxiety and operate under the burden of worry that you lose your joy and peace. I will relieve you if you will completely put your trust in Me, says the Lord. Let Me lift you up. Psalms 86:4 Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
June 8, 2011: Beloved, renew yourself in faith and confidence, for disappointment and discouragement will steal victory by undermining your blessed assurance. You know intellectually that you can trust Me, but your emotional reaction to circumstances has created a double-minded position that will prevent you from succeeding. Now is the time to rise to a new level of faith that is not under the domination of your soul but is unlimited in the Spirit. My promises are true and are for you if you will only believe, says the Lord. John 14:14 "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
June 9, 2011: Be
empowered at this moment to take every thought that brings discouragement and
defeat into captivity. I would have you be transported from that darkness
in your soul to the light of faith and victory. Refuse to allow the enemy
to build this stronghold against you, says the Lord. Rise up in truth and
hope, and allow the life of the Spirit to fill you to overflowing. I have
released My strength in you to overcome all the works of the evil one. Be
strong! Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and
every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the
heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says
June 10, 2011: Do not get stuck in thinking that you have only one gift or that you have one specific purpose from which you will not deviate. The result of this thinking is that you will put yourself in a religious box. When you are filled with My Holy Spirit, you have Him complete with His gifts and fruit, and yours is only to yield to His moving. Versatility is in order. You must make yourself available to be used in a variety of ways and to become adaptable to various situations and circumstances according to the moving of My Spirit. Diversity is the key to victory, says the Lord. Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
June 13, 2011: I have made and will continue to make clear the paths of destruction by revealing the works of darkness sent against you. If you will set a watch for the snares of the devil and be obedient to overcome, your life will be one marked by victory and freedom. For, freedom only comes through victory over the enemy afforded you by the victory gained through the cross. Exercise the authority I have given you, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
June 14, 2011: I speak to those of you, My people, who have become apathetic in what I have given you to do. You have lost enthusiasm and interest, and your focus has shifted from thanksgiving for work and provision to just doing a job and even to resentment. Beloved, it would be good for you to adjust your attitude so that you can see through the eyes of the Spirit to see what you do--not as mundane but as an opportunity to exhibit excellence. You will then have a chance to demonstrate My kingdom, says the Lord. Colossians 3:22-24 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
June 15, 2011: If you have eyes to see, I will open to you by way of revelation the things that have been hidden. These things will be both of the realm of the spirit and the soul. I will also show you the things that you have removed from yourself by way of denial. The result will be a greater level of candor as well as emotional freedom. I call you forth into a standard of honesty and openness that you have not yet attained, says the Lord. Be willing to stretch. John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
June 16, 2011: Rise up to the new level and more profound way of victory that is being revealed to you at this time. Allow your faith to arise to receive all that I am releasing, and your spiritual growth will take an exponential leap. Refuse to settle for religious dogma when you can move with the flow of My Spirit to greater revelation of My kingdom. But, you must also keep My Word as the standard by which you measure truth. Do not be afraid to move forward, says the Lord. 2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
June 17, 2011: As you have heard, patience is a virtue and is the ability to endure and not quit. But you, beloved, have thought of impatience as being antsy and impetuous when it really is the offspring of a spirit of divination, which tries to control. If you can see impatience as being beyond your sphere of responsibility and outside of your boundaries, you will be able to overcome it easily. Then, it is simply a matter of staying in the flow of the things you have legitimate authority over and minding your own business. And, I am with you to help you in this process, says the Lord. 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be instant in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
June 20, 2011: I have gone before you to make a way for you to fulfill your destiny. You are under My protection, and I have made provision for you. However, the enemy will do what he can to undermine your sense of security and to abort My plans and purposes for you. Do not believe his lies, and refuse to allow fear to undermine your faith, says the Lord. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
June 21, 2011: Many of you, My people, are approaching a turning point in which there will be a decided departure from what has been your accepted normal. When you are faced with change, I will give you the grace and guidance to move forward in strength and the power of My Spirit if you will trust Me. At this time you must be willing to let go of what was in order to grasp what is to be, says the Lord. Press on to obtain the prize of the upward call in Christ Jesus. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
June 22, 2011: Take time to look and discern your spiritual atmosphere. Then, you must war against the darkness by active resistance and bring light to your environment by establishing truth. In this way you will facilitate victory over all the works of the enemy. Quiet your flesh and exercise your faith to accomplish this task, knowing that I have given you authority over all the powers of darkness. Do not be afraid, says the Lord. I have called you to overcome. Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
June 23, 2011: I had a vision of a work of the enemy that comes like a whirlwind or tornado. There are darts and arrows in the force of the whirlwind that are designed to pierce those who are caught in its storm. The purpose of this attack is to bring fear, confusion, and a sense of helplessness. You can recognize this work by the chaos that tries to engulf your mind and emotions. Refuse to succumb to this force of darkness, and stand firm in your faith that I am with you to bring you through to complete victory. Stand still and see the deliverance that I will bring forth, says the Lord. Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today."
June 24, 2011: From
the first day that you set your heart to know Me, I have been with you. I
have already told you that I will never leave you nor forsake you; that is the
truth. I say this by way of reminder that you are not alone and that I
will direct and protect you as you continue to seek My face and trust in Me.
Do not be afraid for I am with you, says the Lord, and I will give you wisdom in
times of uncertainty. Go forth in the power of My Spirit!
Psalm 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
June 27, 2011: Your mind is the devil's playground, but it is your battleground. In order for you to stay free from the enemy's oppression, you must wage war on the attacks that come against your thoughts. You do this by using truth to combat the lies and fighting fear with faith. You have been given the weapons of war that are effective in gaining victory, but you must do the work, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
June 28, 2011: In a vision I saw lines being drawn vertically and then horizontally to create a grid. Lord, what does this mean? And, I heard Him say, "The enemy has launched an attack to isolate, alienate, and divide. Refuse to give him any ground. He will create offenses individually where he can because it is easier for him to pick My people off one at a time than it is for him to defeat those who stand together. Set a watch, stand your ground against this attack, and be quick to forgive, says the Lord. Luke 11:17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls."
June 29, 2011: A window of opportunity has opened if you will rise above complacency and be willing to put forth the necessary effort required to accomplish your desires. I speak to you who have become relaxed in your attitudes and standards; your way out of stagnation is to stir yourselves up to do what has been given you to do with renewed vigor and enthusiasm, says the Lord. Your reward awaits you. Colossians 3:23-24 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
June 30, 2011: I am giving you the grace to accomplish more than what is naturally or normally possible for you. I am releasing you into an extraordinary ability to move through every situation with an anointing of ease. You can now take care of things that have been extremely difficult to deal with until now. Ask for and receive the wisdom and strength to transition through the invisible barrier that has kept you from breakthrough. The impossible will now become possible as you trust Me to empower you, says the Lord. Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
July 1, 2011: In a vision I was in a heavily forested area, and the trees were so numerous that the sunshine was thin and there was a sense of foreboding and a I had a tendency to be weighed down with the darkness. Then, I emerged into a clearing. It was a rather large meadow filled with grass, wild flowers, and abundant sunshine. And, I heard the Lord say that those who will believe in and trust in Him are about to emerge from a season of oppression. There will be a clearing away of those things that have been a burden to His people. Isaiah 9:4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
July 4, 2011: I had a dream in which several of us had joined or were trying to join an already existing organization. There was one guy who was consistently contentious and combative, and we couldn’t figure out how to deal with him. Somebody said to me in the process of the dream that we needed to consider carefully whether or not we wanted to go to war because if we go to war we will probably get shot. Then, I received a note from my father that said, “Make peace—not war.” Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
July 5, 2011: The realization struck me that we are at the end of a two-year transition. It's been a rather difficult two years with lots of changes, and we had to let go of things that represented safety and security to us. As I pondered this time of transition, I could see that God has brought us to a higher and yet a more profound place in Him that we would not have discovered or achieved apart from this transition. And, I rejoiced. Then, I heard the voice of the Lord: Beloved, you have indeed completed this time of transition, but there are many others who are not quite in the same cycle and await their time of conclusion. I speak to those who still cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I tell you that I am with you to bring you also to a higher place in Me. Your security is not in worldly positions or things that you possess, but in your eternal relationship with Me. Trust Me to bring you through. Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
July 6, 2011: Beloved, I will reveal strongholds that have kept you from living in victory, but you must ask for that revelation. You must seek Me for understanding and complete freedom. I have made a way. The blood of Christ was payment received for your liberty in every phase of kingdom life. Use this time to break away from all that has kept you from life in abundance, says the Lord. John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
July 7, 2011: I will continue to show you by example and through your circumstances the weapons that have been formed against you. But, I will also make it very clear to you the weapons that I have given you to use to gain the victory in every situation. The enemy has power, but you must not be afraid. I have given you the power to overcome all the works of darkness. Exercise your authority, says the Lord. Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
July 8, 2011: You may feel like you have taken two steps forward and one step back, but I tell you that you are not losing ground. You are on an upward progression that is being challenged by forces of evil manifesting through your circumstances. Keep the faith and refuse to get discouraged or frustrated regardless of setbacks or difficulties in moving ahead. I have not left you, nor am I unaware of the details of your life, says the Lord. Trust Me to bring you through. Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
July 11, 2011: You can either use distractions and difficulties to exercise your authority to overcome, or you can allow those things to interrupt the flow of the Spirit in your life. A quick evaluation will reveal whether you are walking in the Spirit or fulfilling the lusts of the flesh. It is highly beneficial for you to live in the Spirit rather than walking in the darkness of your circumstances, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
July 12, 2011: Agitation is a weapon formed against you to get you off track, but you can bind the power of that weapon and maintain your peace if you will take the time to do so. Actively resist the temptations that come to express anger or impatience, and they will pass quickly. However, if you act on the irritation that you feel, it will lead to unpleasant consequences. As you continue to maintain self-control you will gain spiritual freedom, says the Lord. Matthew 16:19 "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
July 13, 2011: You're feeling off balance and out of touch, but I tell you that as you spend time in My presence you will be refreshed and renewed. Take the time to come to Me for restoration. I will touch you, strengthen you, and empower you to do all that I have given you to do and to be all you are called to be. Don't doubt My ability and willingness to lift you up and infuse you and rejuvenate you with the life of the Spirit. All you have to do is come, says the Lord. John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
July 14, 2011: I will take you step by step, step by step into the truth of My Word and bring you through to victory. Let Me direct your steps and give you the wisdom necessary to overcome the works of the flesh and the attacks of the evil one. You were created to be My sons, children of royalty, with the power of the Spirit. Rise up and take your position in faith to win every battle by grace, says the Lord. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
July 15, 2011: Open your eyes and see all that I am showing you, and open your ears to hear what I am speaking to you. Am I not able to open the blind eyes and unstop the deaf ears? Yes, and I will also do this in the realm of the Spirit so that you can understand the work of My kingdom. I want to reveal to you the authority and power available to you to gain victory in everything. When you begin to see and hear you can activate your faith to demonstrate the excellence that is yours by the Holy Spirit, says the Lord. Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.
July 18, 2011: I had a vision of an anchor, and I believe that it symbolizes those things that keep us from flowing with the Holy Spirit. It is religious exercise that works against us when we have a spiritual revelation or hear the voice of God and then try to accomplish it through our own efforts. There is no power in religion or self-effort, but power comes by the Holy Spirit as we cast away our anchors and abide in Him. John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
July 19, 2011: I have spoken to you in months and years past that you were being transported spiritually to a new plateau, and you have indeed journeyed far and gained great insight and wisdom. But, I tell you that you are now on that new plateau, which will become base camp to yet a higher level of revelation and service in My kingdom, says the Lord. This elevation will not take years to achieve, but will be an accelerated work. Prepare yourself for the greatest adventure of your lifetime. Isaiah 55:9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
July 20, 2011: You have continued to progress in spiritual maturity, but you will be tempted to try to go back to old places and re-establish old associations. Doing that will not produce what you had hoped for and will only cause a greater sense of separation from the past than before. Beloved, you do not need more disappointment. You must press on and continue to move higher in My kingdom and stay focused on what is important eternally. Not doing that will cost you more than you are willing to pay in terms of setbacks, says the Lord. Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
July 21, 2011: Beloved, refuse to give in to the frustration that has come as a result of dealing with hindrances. Instead, set yourself to seek Me for wisdom and clarity, for I will give you the grace to accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord. This is certainly not a time when you should get discouraged and give up. You are on the brink of breakthrough. Keep pushing. Keep trusting. Keep the faith! Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
July 22, 2011: Your overcoming is by the blood of the Lamb. You cannot overcome by the strength of your flesh; it is only by life in the Spirit when you have died with Christ and been resurrected with Him to live a godly life. Your trying to have victory according to the law will only bring frustration. Rather than trying to kill the flesh by the flesh, walk by faith that it is Christ in you who empowers you to overcome. Yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord. Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
July 25, 2011: Refuse to allow weariness to keep you from effective warfare. The enemy would love to make you tired or to have you just sit down and take a rest in the middle of a battle. I will empower you and give you the strength necessary to gain the victory in every circumstance, but you must trust Me to do so as you continue to press on, says the Lord. 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?"
July 26, 2011: I continue to open to you treasures of darkness, particularly those things that have hindered your success in a number of areas. Ask Me for wisdom and be sensitive to what I show you. If you will see, hear and obey, you will be able to overcome in areas in which you have failed over and over again. Let Me guide you through the process that will lead to victory, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 4:30 "When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice."
July 27, 2011: Beloved, I once again punctuate the importance of the words of your mouth as they issue forth from the heart. Criticism, gossip, and judgment come from an embittered heart, and you know that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. When you find yourself speaking from the pride of your heart, you must resist the devil. Set yourself to only speak from a pure heart, says the Lord. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
July 28, 2011: Criticism is a work of the enemy to get you to doubt yourself. When there is something you truly need to know it will come as instruction without accosting your emotions or spirit. If you are criticized you must forgive and release the offense. If you are the one criticizing someone else, you need to turn from that practice and ask to be forgiven. Be at peace as much as possible, and treat one another with respect and kindness, says the Lord. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
July 29, 2011: Discern your point of stress, and apply faith and trust in Me, says the Lord. Stress comes when you lack understanding and need wisdom. Ask for what you need, and I will give it. Refuse to be afraid of failure, for I will lead you through even the most difficult maze to attain your goal. But, you must rely on Me for guidance and direction. Do not fall back on trusting yourself or your own good ideas. Seek Me instead. John 15:16 "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you."
August 1, 2011: Can you see? Can you discern? The pressure that has come through the events of your life are for the purpose of making changes that will equip you for the next leg of your journey. You have come to a high place in the spirit that requires greater wisdom and greater freedom from the works of the flesh. There is a mighty work to be done, but to fight against this leading or ignore it altogether will cause certain stagnation. Yield to My pressure, says the Lord. Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
August 2, 2011: Watch for the temptation to be discontent, for this will lead to negative attitudes that will seduce you away from My blessings for you. Be strong and choose to be thankful for all that I have given you and all that I have given you to do. Thankfulness will create a spiritual atmosphere that attracts goodness. Be diligent to maintain a positive outlook, says the Lord, for it will benefit you greatly. 1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
August 3, 2011: You will have opportunities in the days ahead to solve both short-term and long-standing problems. If you will set your heart to know the solution, I will give you the wisdom necessary for breakthrough. But, you must seek Me and believe that I will help you. As you know, double-mindedness gets you nothing. Your singleness of mind and faith will give you the answers you need, the progress you desire and the breakthrough you've longed for, says the Lord. James 1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
August 4, 2011: Beloved, you are yoked together with Me to do all that is necessary to build the spiritual kingdom of Christ. That means that I work with you to accomplish what is set before you. You are not alone; I am with you. By the same token, I will not do the work without your participation. This is a joint effort when you do your part, and I do mine. I do not expect you to do My work, so you must not expect me to do what is in your power to do. Set your will to use your authority and to take responsibility, but also to accept My help, guidance and wisdom, says the Lord. Matthew 11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
August 5, 2011: Strive to enter into My presence. Take the time and make the effort to connect. I am here, but you must come and worship in spirit and in truth. The issues of life and stress have taken their toll, so come and be refreshed and renewed. I await our communion. Come to Me and let us have sweet fellowship together, says the Lord. Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord."
August 8, 2011: I call you today to set your sights on higher spiritual ground. No matter where you are in your circumstances, now is the time to come higher in your dedication to Me. The condition of the earth and the chaos of people and nations demand a greater level of commitment in order for tribulation to produce victory. Your total submission to Me is critical at this juncture, says the Lord. Arise to new heights. Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
August 9, 2011: Make time for Me in your busy schedule. Your ability to stay connected spiritually will produce peace and good fruit in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Remember that you don't have to accomplish enormous challenges all at once; you are well able to do one thing at a time, moment by moment and still succeed. Refuse to allow stress and pressure to steal your peace and joy, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:12 LORD, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.
August 10, 2011: These are days when having your priorities in order is vital to success in any endeavor, but before you can establish good priorities you must establish your value system according to kingdom purpose and the word of truth. If what you value is according to worldly standards, you will not bear everlasting fruit. Beloved, it would be to your benefit to define your values in terms of eternity and not your temporary existence in the world. Now is the time when you can make adjustments, says the Lord. Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
August 11, 2011:
Arise from spiritual slumber and seek to walk in the light of My revelation and
wisdom. Walk in the understanding that I give you. I speak to those
who have been distracted and compromised and those who are not living on the
cutting edge of kingdom purpose. Begin now to make up for lost time by
making a new commitment to focus on that which really matters, says the Lord.
Ephesians 5:14-18 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the
dead, And Christ will give you light." See then that you walk
circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days
are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord
is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with
August 12, 2011: As much as you try to keep all of your ducks in a row, so to speak, you still feel out of sync. This is because you are sensing the turmoil in the spirit. There is a clamoring for position in the unseen realm as powers of darkness station themselves to take advantage of opportunities to rule in the political arena on earth. The spiritual atmosphere is one of chaos and confusion at this time, but you can find your peace in My presence as you trust in My guidance and protection, says the Lord. Be still and draw near to Me. Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
August 15, 2011: You are on a fast track of preparation to be equipped and positioned to take the next step in your progression to kingdom destiny. I will take you every step of the way, but whether the journey is easy or hard depends on your willingness and obedience. The more completely submitted your heart is to Me, the easier it will be to flow with My Spirit, says the Lord. I will give you wisdom along the way, and I will make the path clear. Trust Me and let Me lead. Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.
August 16, 2011: It is of utmost importance that you understand that your authority in any given situation is the direct result of carrying out your responsibilities. If you are reluctant to take responsibility for your motives, actions and attitudes, your ability to progress will be greatly inhibited. Don't forget that you reap what you sow; it is an immutable spiritual law. Now is the time to make adjustments where necessary so that you will reap a good harvest, says the Lord. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
August 17, 2011: I have given you a brief glimpse or an inkling of what lies ahead, but it would be a big mistake for you to act on any part of what you know because you are far from having the complete picture. The things that I have shown you are for the purpose of establishing you in greater peace so that you can take things as they come in stride without overreacting either positively or negatively. You must live day by day in spiritual reality and present truth. Stay current, says the Lord, and trust Me to direct your every step. Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
August 18, 2011: There is nothing you cannot do as long as you walk in the Spirit. In order to accomplish what is set before you it is imperative that you follow My leading instead of trying to fulfill the lusts of your flesh. If you will do this, there is no power of darkness too big to overcome and nothing too daunting that you cannot gain the victory over. Put your faith, hope and trust in Me, says the Lord, and you will not be disappointed. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
August 19, 2011: Beloved, in your point of desperation, hold on to your faith and seek My face. I am not far from you, and I know the details of your struggle. My ears are not dull of hearing, nor is My arm to short to bring deliverance. You are My own special treasure, and I am vitally interested in every phase of your existence. It is My will for you to overcome and succeed, says the Lord. Trust Me to help you in your times of need. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
August 22, 2011: You
are My chosen people, and I have always directed your steps. But, in these
days I will give direction in ways that cannot be disputed. I will show
you by example and through indisputable signs when to stop, when to go, and when
to change direction so that there is no way for you to misunderstand My leading,
says the Lord. Pay attention, so that you don't miss My signals.
Daniel 4:3 How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is
an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.
August 23, 2011: I speak to those who still have unfulfilled desires, and I tell you that as long as fantasy, lust and seduction are the operative forces in your life, you will be led by your own flesh rather than by My Spirit, says the Lord. Begin again by the cleansing of the foundation of your desires. Change your mind, and make Me your entire desire and your single focus. Then, I will be able to lead you to a higher spiritual place. Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
August 24, 2011: I'm calling you, My people, to remove the garbage and take out the trash. But, I am speaking to you spiritually that you must consider and remove whatever has been an offense to your spirit and caused defilement of your spiritual environment. Look for attitudes and motivations that are not pleasing in My sight, says the Lord, and make adjustments where necessary. I will guide you in this process, for it is My desire to lead you to complete freedom from bitterness and ungodliness. I am speaking to you, beloved. Don't ignore your responsibility to look at yourself and not others in this regard. Ephesians 4:17-24 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
August 25, 2011: Clarity is the order of the day. I am releasing you to a higher level of spiritual acuity because you are ready to see more clearly your own heart and discern from that place of awareness. Old positions of dullness will become a thing of the past as your eyes are opened to see and accept the pure truth without condemnation. As the days of justifying ungodly attitudes and behavior end, the days of clarity begin. I am calling you to a greater manifestation of purity and holiness, says the Lord. Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
August 26, 2011: The tools necessary to defeat every work of darkness and to overcome the works of the flesh have been made available to you. Don't forget that you can access by faith the grace to overcome and gain the victory. Refuse to become a victim of your circumstances or succumb to the fear that has been sent to paralyze you and to undermine your faith in Me, says the Lord. Be strong and maintain spiritual integrity and courage. Victory is assured!
Romans 5:2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
August 29, 2011: You are living in times when it is of utmost importance for you to discern between truth and error; between My will and seduction from the enemy. Time is short, and you must stay the course and not be taken off track. Be alert and let My Spirit lead you. Otherwise, you will be led by your own desires and imaginations, says the Lord. 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.
August 30, 2011: Make no mistake; I see every detail of your life. You can run, but you can't hide. Be sensitive to the conviction of My Spirit to bring correction. You can choose to either repent (turn from) all that is unholy and ungodly in your life, or you can carry on with rebellion and disobedience to My word, says the Lord. The choice is yours and so is the harvest. You will reap either the fruit of righteousness or of unrighteousness. Take advantage of this opportunity to adjust the course of your life. Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
August 31, 2011: Be alert to situations and issues that will serve as a platform from which to deal with old mindsets that will not serve you well in your current journey to higher spiritual ground. Make a review of the things that I punctuate in your current environment, but do so without allowing rejection or condemnation to cloud your vision. The enemy will do whatever he can to keep you from looking at things objectively and with clarity. But if you will see this time as being necessary for instruction leading to greater understanding instead of a personal attack against who you are, it will serve as a springboard to the next phase of your journey. Otherwise, it could just become a trap, says the Lord. Mark 8:25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.
September 1, 2011: My people, be alert to instructions that I will bring that will position you for a change in spiritual seasons. I will soon bring an announcement through the voices of My prophets. But, you also must be aware that as certainly as I speak to you through the prophets, the devil will speak a counterfeit word through false prophets. You must test the spirits and discern truth from error. My word will bear witness to your spirit, says the Lord. Gullibility comes through trusting people too much. Trust only Me. Romans 9:1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit.
September 2, 2011: Refuse to be offended or take what other people say as a personal attack against you. The enemy would have you respond in ways that will open the door to a greater assault. Forgive quickly and move on. Don't dwell on the things that have gone wrong, but rather take the time to be thankful. It is of vital importance that you keep your focus on things that really matter, says the Lord. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
September 5, 2011: Beloved, I have called you to be My witnesses, says the Lord. Be aware, however, that it is hypocritical to only speak the truth without demonstrating the kingdom. The greatest witness is that of example, and it is more crucial than ever that you be an example of your faith in every detail. Let your behavior become a model that others can follow. Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’"
September 6, 2011: Be aware that stagnation is a weapon formed against you. Rise up in absolute resistance to defeat this attack. Stir yourself up to greater freedom in the Spirit. This is time of a new order of things, and you must make yourself ready to receive the new wine of revelation for the days ahead. Make yourself a new wineskin through your flexibility to move with the flow of My Spirit and your willingness to receive this great refreshment, says the Lord. Mark 2:22 "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."
September 7, 2011: I am stirring up your sense of adventure and expectation for that which is yet to be discovered in the realm of the Spirit. Don't waste this opportunity to position yourself to see, understand, and move in the fresh anointing that is being made available to you. Let this stirring have it's way with your spirit to awaken and prepare you to come up higher and to exercise your faith to receive all that I have for you, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.
September 8, 2011: You are nearing the end of an era, a period of time marked by a greater level of discernment and the ability to express what you discern with clarity. Even though that season is ending, you will not lose the spiritual acuity that you've gained. Instead, you will build on that foundation of precision and have opportunities to expand spiritually and apply that new level of discernment to every area of your existence. You will need to look deeply into the details of every situation without fear of recrimination. The more honest and accountable you are, the better able you will be to see and accept the truth. The keys to discovery are flexibility and transparency, says the Lord. John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
September 9, 2011: Watch for the signs in the natural that I will both reveal and confirm the changes in the spirit realm that are about to take place. These changes will position you for what is in store for you in the next leg of your journey. You are about to embark on an adventure that will take you higher and result in closer relationship to Me, says the Lord. It will be a ride that you will never forget; it will be both challenging and exhilarating. Get ready! Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
September 12, 2011: Refuse to evaluate the details of your circumstances according to how you feel. I am doing a new thing, and that which you will be required to release is not a loss but is necessary and beneficial to you in the grand scheme of things. This is not a time of mourning, but a time of rejoicing at being established solidly on spiritual ground so that you will be able to progress rapidly from here, says the Lord. Lift up your head and set your heart on pilgrimage. Luke 21:28 "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
September 13, 2011: I will cause you to see and understand the limitations of your responsibilities with more clarity. This is so that you do not intrude or try to exercise your authority beyond the limits of your duty. It is My desire for you, My children, to assume your rightful place without causing confusion or overstepping your boundaries. You will have opportunities to determine those things that are yours to do and those things that are not. Walking in the Spirit will reveal your course of action in every situation, says the Lord. Be sensitive to My leading. Joel 2:7 They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down.
September 14, 2011:
I want you, My people, to become first responders in the realm of the Spirit, so
that your actions in response to the enemy's attacks are immediate and
effective. Be aware that the longer you wait to resist and bind the powers
of darkness, the more damage can be done. Your spiritual actions are vital
to your freedom, says the Lord. Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the
authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
September 15, 2011: In a vision I saw the priests of God carrying the Ark of the Covenant to the edge of the Jordan River as when the waters rolled back so that the Israelites could walk across. I realized that the people did not all cross at the exact same moment. There were those who were first to arrive on the other side of the river and the procession continued until they all crossed. In the same way we, the body of Christ, are not all in the same place in our walk with the Lord. We are all at different stages of growth and understanding. And, the Lord said, "Some of you, My people, will move to a higher level in your spiritual warfare against the powers of darkness. Those who are ready will be more aware than ever of the works of the enemy. I will begin to give you the faith and strategy to wage a good warfare, overcome, and gain the victory over every attack. Be bold, and do not be afraid." 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?
September 16, 2011: You, My people, will have to make a special effort to stay focused and not allow distractions to keep you from efficiency and effectiveness in the kingdom. There are any number of things that could take you off course or interrupt the flow of My Spirit in and through you. Your concentration on your relationship with Me is vital to your spiritual health, says the Lord. Rise above the issues of life and the cares of the world and trust Me to lead you in peace. Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
September 19, 2011: Beloved, set your heart on expansion. I want to liberate you from the limitations of religious confinement. I would have you open your heart and mind to receive greater revelation of the kingdom. Release yourself from concepts that limit truth to worldly concerns and self-focus. It is My desire for you to begin to see the larger picture of My kingdom in terms of ultimate purpose and destiny, says the Lord. This will broaden your horizons.
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
September 20, 2011: Move quickly through the responsibilities of this time, for you are transitioning into a new season and a different set of circumstances. Clean up and clear out things that are no longer significant or relevant to your spiritual growth and kingdom position. Deal with distractions that keep you from complete concentration on being yoked with me in kingdom work, says the Lord. Matthew 11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
September 21, 2011: I see your heart of perseverance even though you have not seen the manifest reward in some things. But, I say to you, I am your Great Reward in all things. I honor your endurance and unwillingness to give up. I have not raised up a company of quitters. The company that I have established is one that is encouraged and strengthened regardless of what is seen in the natural realm, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
September 22, 2011: Practice discernment and exercise your faith. Your awareness is like a muscle that can be developed with use. Don't be afraid to activate your spiritual acuity in everyday situations and circumstances. This is a season when you can operate in spiritual gifts at a higher level than you ever thought possible. Prepare yourself by faith to hear My voice, to see visions, to dream dreams, and to have a heightened sense of your atmosphere and environment. Set yourself to receive all that I have made available to you, says the Lord. I am with you. Acts 2:17-19a And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath.
September 23, 2011: Trust Me in all things, and don't worry. Even when things are undone and seem chaotic, I am with you. I will lead you in the path of righteousness, and establish you on the road to destiny. When the world around you is inconsistent and unreliable, I am your place of stability. I will not leave you nor forsake you. I will remain faithful and perform My word, says the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
September 26, 2011:
Ho, warriors of the morning! Rise up against the enemy's onslaught and
give him no ground to create confusion or infirmity. Refuse to be
distracted by his tactics. Stay on track with your faith to overcome.
You have all the power and authority necessary to gain the victory. Be
strong, says the Lord. I am with you. Joshua 1:9 "Have I
not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be
dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
September 27, 2011: There are things that you need to know before you can move forward, but don't push. Wait on Me, says the Lord, because everything needs to be in order and in perfect timing. Refuse to get frustrated when things aren't moving along as quickly as you would desire. Take a deep breath, rest in the assurance that I am in control, and trust Me. Everything will be all right. Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
September 28, 2011: Now is the time to resolve old issues before you move into the new season. I speak of such things as unforgiveness and bitterness against yourself and others. Allowing these things to exist in a fresh spiritual environment of possibilities would only pollute and defile clean and pristine opportunities. Enter this time with a clean heart. Examine yourself to see if you are in faith and ready to receive all that I have prepared for you, says the Lord. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
September 29, 2011: Prepare your heart to come boldly into My presence. Refuse to allow anything at all to come between us. Now is the time to clear the spiritual air so that you can stand righteously before Me, says the Lord, made clean by the blood of Christ. Accept forgiveness and get ready to express the excellence of My kingdom in your mortal existence. Be done with all things that have held you in bondage, and be free. Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
September 30, 2011: I was reminded of Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. And, I heard the Lord say: Take to the highway, the narrow road that leads to salvation. Refuse to sit down and become stagnant in your current spiritual condition. Challenge yourself to press on in the way of progression and mount up to greater heights in the realm of the Spirit. Set your heart on pilgrimage. The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway. (Proverbs 15:19)
October 3: The
external circumstances that have taken you down will now seem insignificant
compared to the strength you have gained through endurance. Your experiences
have established character and a level of maturity otherwise unattainable.
Rejoice in your survival!
In the coming season simplicity will lead to the profound. Refuse to allow complications to take you off course. Your task is to eliminate distractions in order to gain spiritual depth. That will mean a shift in focus from satisfying fleshly desire to developing a spiritual desire to be one with Me, says the Lord. This shift in desire will require discipline and self-control, but the outcome will be worth your effort. For, you will certainly see the manifestation of My glory as you continue to seek first the kingdom of God.
Maximize every opportunity to be in My presence and to do My work. Don’t be afraid to exercise your faith. I will make a very clear distinction between presumption and a faith, which cannot be shaken or dissuaded. You will know exactly where you stand.
If you will put your trust completely in Me, says the Lord, you will experience true unity. This is a season when you will no longer stretch up as on your tiptoes to try to understand revelation or to see and discern as an external exercise. Rather, you will become one with Me as I am one with My Father, and you will know spiritual reality—not as something to be received or attained, but as a result of being joined to My heart. It will be the overflow of intimacy.
Don’t waste time on any religious exercise. Take advantage of every moment available to seek My face, hear My voice, and obey My leading. Plant the seed of a spiritual desire to yield completely and instantly to the moving of My Spirit. Demonstrate the kingdom. Do your job with excellence and confidence. You will not be disappointed, says the Lord God Almighty!
October 4, 2011: Refuse to be overwhelmed by the circumstances and situations that you are now facing and having to deal with. Maintain your peace and stay calm, for I will certainly take you through this time with great grace. Know that you are well able to accomplish what is before you to do even when you doubt your abilities. Put your confidence in Me, says the Lord. I can do what you cannot. Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."
October 5, 2011: Expect breakthrough in areas that have seemed overwhelming and impossible. Trust Me to open up the avenue of success. I answer your unwavering and patient faith. Refuse to get discouraged or give up; you've been through too much to turn back now. Stay the course, and let strength and courage prevail, says the Lord. Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.
October 6, 2011: Beloved, I am creating opportunities in your life that will lead to greater unity with Me, says the Lord. I will reveal those things that create hindrances and distance between us. Let Me show you the way to restored innocence and purity, not as one who worships from outside, but as one who can enjoy spiritual intimacy with confidence in the reality of oneness. Hebrews 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
October 7, 2011: Cooperate with the work that I am doing in you to bring you into a spiritual place of greater unity with Me, says the Lord. Make a covenant with your mouth to only speak the truth of My Word in faith. Refuse the temptation to speak from a heart of unbelief or despair. Do not allow bitterness to defile yourself and others, but rather rise up in hope. And, trust that regardless of how bleak your circumstances seem at any given moment they will work together for your ultimate good. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
October 10, 2011: I have indeed set before you opportunities and choices. I would have you choose according to life, truth, and faith. Consider the outcome of your decisions and move in the direction that will bring light and not darkness. Ask for wisdom to choose wisely, says the Lord, for I will give you what you need. Activate your faith, and trust Me in all things. Psalm 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
October 11, 2011: Quiet your soul and settle into the responsibilities given to you for this time. It will be through integrity and excellence that you will achieve what I have set before you. Keep in mind that the realm of the Spirit will be reflected in your natural environment. Keep the faith and refuse to allow the enemy to get you off course. Do not neglect your times of intimacy with Me, says the Lord, for I am your glory and strength. Colossians 3:22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
October 12, 2011: Even though you cannot seem to see the next step, I have gone before you to make crooked places straight, and I will lead you by the way of peace. Yours is not to worry or fret about what the future holds, but only to trust that I am with you and will direct your steps even in the midst of the storms of life. This is a time when you need to look up and maintain strong faith, for there is nothing impossible for Me to do, says the Lord. Only believe! Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
October 13, 2011: I've been thinking about this scripture: 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?" And, I was asking the Lord how can we contend with horses? They are bigger and stronger than we are. This was His answer: You, My beloved, have been given power over ALL the works of the enemy. That even means the power of something that seems bigger or more powerful than you are. All you have to do is be led by My Spirit to defeat all of the powers of darkness. Do not be afraid; no weapon formed against you will prosper! 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
October 14, 2011: Be done with all trauma of the past. Today is a new day, and this is a day when you can move forward with a new lease on life. By faith remove the stigma of condemnation and rise up in new hope and confidence that you are more than a conqueror. Set your face like flint and allow nothing to deter you from your desired and sought-after goal. I am your hope, your strength, and your very present help in times of trouble, says the Lord. Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
October 17, 2011: To those of you who seem to be stuck and don't know what to do to get unstuck, you need to quiet the inside voice of worry and regret, and seek Me for wisdom. Do not rely on your own ideas that emanate from frustration and desperation, and refuse to allow emotional reactions to motivate you. I will show you the next step and the way out of your dilemma if you will truly listen, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
October 18, 2011: You are My offspring, says the Lord. You belong to Me. The past days, months, or even years of struggle are becoming a thing of the past as I prepare you for this time of new things. Refuse to allow the fears, disappointments and failures of the past to dictate your current course. Allow Me to bring forth a transformation. I will heal the brokenness of the past and give you new hope for the future. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
October 19, 2011: There are places in you that have required healing. Until now you have received a measure of healing, but I am releasing the full measure in those who will believe wholeheartedly and without any fear or doubt. Your faith has been prepared to receive all that is necessary, but you must exercise and put into action the faith that you've been given, says the Lord. Only believe, and you will receive. Mark 11:23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
October 20, 2011: I have spoken to you through My written word. I have spoken to you through My prophetic word. I have given you dreams and visions to assure you of My promises to you of provision and protection. All you have to do is to put your trust in Me and believe what I have said. Refuse to allow fear to have a place in your heart or to allow doubt and unbelief to undermine or destroy your faith, says the Lord. Stand your ground of strong belief and be unwavering. Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
October 21, 2011: Take advantage of every opportunity to demonstrate My love for all of mankind. Express My heart toward those in your environment through respect, love, and kindness. You will be judged according to your deeds among men. Since you are the dwelling place of My Spirit show by example the essence of My existence as you abide in My love and allow it to flow out of you with sincerity of heart, says the Lord. John 15:9 As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
October 24, 2011: Be aware that the enemy of your soul will use whatever avenue he can to threaten and intimidate you so that he can bring you into submission to his power. Once under his power he can control you. Stay free, beloved, and do not believe his lies or submit to his intimidation. Put your trust in Me for protection and provision, says the Lord. Acts 9:1-5 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads."
October 25, 2011: You will be positioned outside the box, so to speak, doing things that are not ordinary. But, I tell you, don't be afraid to tackle tasks beyond your realm of familiarity, for I will guide you through and give you the wisdom necessary to accomplish what I have set you to do. I will show you what to do and how to do it and connect you with the right people who can help you, says the Lord. Go forth with confidence and boldness. Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.
October 26, 2011: Be quiet on the inside, and let My still small voice resound, for I will show you things and bring you through to the victory that only comes from yielding to what I reveal. You can gain much victory as you overcome, but the victory that I give will be absolutely supernatural and beyond what you can do through self-effort. It will quicken your faith and cause you to trust Me more, says the Lord. These are days when you will have every opportunity to rise up spiritually and become one with Me. 1 Kings 19:11-12 Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
October 27, 2011: Beloved, it is My desire that you be free from all bondage. The price for your freedom has been paid, and all you have to do is access it by faith. Be free from all guilt and condemnation and let nothing come between you and Me, says the Lord. You are Mine; You belong to Me. You are precious in My sight. Take refuge in that truth, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
October 28, 2011: The enemy has tempted you in various ways to entertain reproach and condemnation through the things you've heard and seen. This is a work of the devil against you. Recognize the lies for what they are and refuse the temptation to fall into this trap. When rejection comes, it is not from Me, says the Lord. Do not become ensnared, but rather stir yourself to know the truth and be free. Psalms 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
October 31, 2011:
Beloved, check the course of your current actions, attitudes, and motivations to
see where they will take you. Now is the time to make course corrections
so that you can stay on track with Me, says the Lord. I see many of you,
My children, who are making judgments against others that will come back to you
as judgment. Extend My mercy and goodness to those around you.
Luke 6:36-37 "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be
condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."
November 1, 2011: Pay attention, prophets of Mine. Silence your flesh, listen and see by the Spirit. For, the trumpet is about to sound in preparation for the heavenly announcement to come forth. Prepare yourselves to hear, and I will speak to My people through you. It will be a clear and vital message that only the pure in heart will perceive, and only those whose hearts are open will receive. Wait patiently for its soon release, says the Lord. Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
November 2, 2011: There are adjustments to be made if you will live and walk in the Spirit. Watch for and discern those things that remove you from My presence, says the Lord. For, there are thoughts, motives, and actions that need to be overcome and abandoned for the sake of peace and eternal benefit. The enemy of your soul continues to watch for opportunities to destroy you. This is a time when you should make your call and election sure. 2 Peter 1:5-11 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
November 3, 2011: I have gone before you and established the path to liberty. I am the way, the truth and the life. Hear the sound of My voice as I call you to come out of darkness into light and out of bondage into freedom. Your righteousness is of Me if you will accept it and live in the reality of redemption. There are no valid excuses for staying in darkness or bondage, for I am the way-maker. I have made a way for you, says the Lord. Come forth into the glorious light. Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
November 4, 2011: If you will cooperate with the work I am doing in you and in My Body, I will bring you into a wide place, and you will be released from restrictions that have kept you from moving freely with the flow of My Spirit. Some of these restrictions have been the result of your interaction with other people, and some restrictions have been of your own making and choices. Now is the time when you can establish yourself in greater freedom than you have ever known, says the Lord. John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
November 7, 2011: I heard the Lord say: My prophets have been isolated and scattered, and the prophetic word has been difficult for them to hear because the roar of the enemy has risen to drown out the word of the Lord. Many have become prey to the evening wolves, and they have been distracted and even disheartened by their days of adversity and affliction. But, I tell you truly that there is a call from heaven going forth even now for the true prophets to arise on the fresh wind and anointing of My Spirit and soar to new heights, to hear My voice loud and clear, and to make the prophetic announcement. Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
November 8, 2011: Look around you, and see economies and governments beginning to crumble. Truly, the signs of end-time events are all around you. Yet, this is not a time when you should be afraid, but a time to rejoice that the day of redemption draws near. This is a time when your hope will be realized in putting your trust in Me, says the Lord, and not in world systems. Your faith is too precious to waste on man-made empires. Set your heart and faith on things eternal and not on the temporary. Luke 21:28 "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
November 9, 2011: My beloved people, I am calling to you, urging you to draw near to Me into a place of spiritual vitality. It is My desire that you give no place for the lusts of the flesh, but that you completely yield to the moving of My Holy Spirit. In that spiritual reality, you will begin to live in the strength and protection of righteousness. Righteousness is a strong fortress against attacks from the forces of evil, says the Lord. Draw near. Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
November 10, 2011: I have spoken to you about a new freedom and liberty in preparation for the release that will provide an avenue by which you will be able to move to a new level of spiritual experience. There is still much for you to learn and understand about living and walking in the Spirit. The knowledge that you gain now will be invaluable in obtaining the victory both in the natural realm and in the spiritual realm, says the Lord. Let Me lead you to new heights. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
November 11, 2011: Don't forget who you are in Me, says the Lord. Refuse to allow worldly distractions or lusts of the flesh to distract you from My presence. Keep your eternal perspective, and maintain clear spiritual focus. Your spiritual growth and clarity depend on your measure of self-control. You are on the threshold of spiritual insights and greater understanding of My kingdom, so don't stop here or go back. Keep pressing on. 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
November 14, 2011: These are times when you can put forth a supreme effort to strengthen that which remains. There has been a very great shaking that has caused many to feel unsteady, but many things that have been shaken out were things that needed to go so that you can be strengthened and established more completely in your spiritual destiny. Let go of any sense of loss or failure and move forward in strength of spirit, says the Lord. Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
November 15, 2011: I am enlightening the eyes of your understanding so that you can see beyond your circumstances and temporary issues to view and understand your calling more fully. This light will bring perspective so that you don't obsess about that which will come to pass. Set your eyes and your faith on the things that matter long-term, and don't worry, says the Lord. Ephesians 1:18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
November 16, 2011: The challenges that you have faced since Rosh Hashanah (September 28-30, 2011) have been for the purpose of coming face to face with aspects of your life that needed attention. These situations presented an opportunity to either overcome and gain the victory or become a victim of circumstances. Those who have had breakthrough are those who exercised a higher level of faith both in prayer and warfare. For those who overcame and realized the victory, the only thing left for you to do is a spiritual version of mopping up after the mess. That is to apply the cleansing blood of Christ and be free from all defilement of flesh and spirit. For those who were victimized, you will have another opportunity down the road to overcome, but do not fear. I am with you always, says the Lord. Matthew 28:20b "...and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
November 17, 2011: The light of revelation is shining as a beacon of understanding to reveal your own heart. You can't do anything about what you cannot see. But, when the light comes you will be able to see your thoughts, emotions, desires and will more completely and make adjustments where necessary. I am calling you to Myself to be the Bride without spot or wrinkle, and this is a time of preparation, says the Lord. 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.
November 18, 2011: Resist the temptation to make a mountain out of the proverbial molehill or to create an issue out of something not worth your time or effort to consider. You will have unique opportunities to think about your position in the light of spiritual reality and to be able to see the value in not overreacting emotionally to things that represent a challenge to you. When you are not sure which way to turn, ask Me and I will show you the way, says the Lord. Plant your feet on the ground of hope and faith, and do not compromise your position. 1 Peter 1:20-21 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
November 21, 2011: One of the most valuable weapons in your arsenal is discernment. Ask for discernment, and I will show you how to fight effectively and gain the victory in warfare. It is My battle, but you are My battle axes and weapons of war. Fight against My foe and yours in faith and with the authority that I have given you to overcome, says the Lord. Jeremiah 51:20 "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms."
November 22, 2011: Beloved, rise up in faith to know that no weapon formed against you will prosper. It doesn't matter what the enemy brings against you, you belong to Me. You will have to take a stand and resist his maneuvers, but I have already given you the power to defeat him soundly. Refuse to allow his tactics to overwhelm you or bring discouragement. It is My will that you obtain and maintain the victory, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.
November 23, 2011: Refuse to allow yourself to get weary while standing in faith, in prayer, or in warfare. Seek My face and come into My presence where you can be refreshed and renewed. This is no time to get discouraged. Don't give up! You are at the point of a significant breakthrough if you will just continue to fight through the opposition. Be strong and resolute, says the Lord. Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
November 24, 2011: Resist the temptation to settle into religious complacency--that place where you are satisfied with what you already know. I have more to teach you. Let Me lead you on an adventure of fresh excitement in obtaining a greater measure of spiritual reality and a closer relationship with Me, says the Lord. Don't get stuck in a rut; keep seeking; keep moving. Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
November 25, 2011: You live in times of great evil and adversity. Your only place of escape is in Me, says the Lord. You must come and hide yourself in truth and righteousness so that the enemy cannot touch you and nothing can dissuade you from My purposes and your life in Me. This is a deliberate commitment and takes effort to maintain, but I will give you the help and strength you need. Don't get caught up in the issues of life and worldly concerns; keep eternal focus. Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
November 28, 2011: Recognize that your experiences will be marked by great expectations and great resistance. The great expectations come from your faith to receive the promises I have made to you. The great resistance is a result of more pressure from the enemy. The choices you make at this time to both believe and to fight will determine the nature of your spiritual environment. Be diligent to walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
November 29, 2011: Beloved, see to it that you are not harboring any offenses or bitterness in your heart so that there are no divisions among you. Division will hinder your walk with Me and keep you stuck in the flesh instead of walking in the Spirit. You need to be free, but you cannot obtain that liberty until you truly forgive and release others. Don't let another day go by allowing this judgment to stand, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 3:3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
November 30, 2011: Be free of all bondage and keep your heart pure before Me, says the Lord. Then, you will be able to discern spiritually. However, anything that creates darkness in your soul will cause you to dump down in the flesh and will cloud your spiritual perceptions. Be on guard, for this is a time when seductions to choose flesh over Spirit are rampant. Obtain and maintain purity. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
December 1, 2011: You have been in a time of old things coming to an end. And, even though you cannot see ahead to know what is coming, you can trust Me to continue to shut the doors that need to be shut and to open the doors that need to be opened. Do not be afraid, for I am with you to bring you into divine purpose and destiny, and I will fill the void in your heart and any sense of emptiness that has resulted from changes that are taking place, says the Lord. Put your trust in Me. 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.
December 2, 2011: Release yourself from the bondage of fear and worry. When your faith is in Me, I will carry you in the flow of My Spirit. But, you must not hang on to the things of the world or put your trust in natural things. Your faith is substantive and vital to your success in any endeavor, and you must put it to work by actual belief and not just hope. I am looking for a people who have a strong and working faith whose actions demonstrate My kingdom, says the Lord. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
December 5, 2011: To those of you who have fought the good fight, I tell you honestly that you have punched through hindrances and dispelled the darkness so that you are able to see with more clarity and walk in more freedom. The battle has been fierce and your adversary has been tough, but you have risen up in faith, stayed the course, and overcome. Rejoice in victory, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
December 6, 2011: Rise up and receive the strength that is found in Me, says the Lord. I have indeed undergirded you; I am your refuge and your place of safety. Come to Me in faith and obtain all that you need. I am for you and not against you, and I will give you wisdom and direction in every circumstance. Be strong and of good courage. Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’
December 7, 2011: Make sure that the things that you hold dear are not of the world or of a temporary nature. Occasionally it is necessary to regain perspective and reorder your priorities. This is one of those times. Whatever seeds you sow will reap a harvest, and this is a time to invest your heart in My kingdom in order to reap a bountiful spiritual harvest, says the Lord. Psalms 62:10 Do not trust in oppression, nor vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
December 8, 2011: I kept hearing in my spirit, "Steady as she goes." It is a navigational phrase that means the same thing as "stay the course". Don't change anything; keep doing what you've been doing. And, I heard the Lord say: In your recent course corrections refuse to get discouraged when you don't see immediate advantage. You are on the right track. Just keep moving and obeying My voice and My leading. You will see that divine purpose is being accomplished. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
December 9, 2011: Take advantage of these days of discovery, for I tell you truly that you are in a time when you can discover more about My kingdom and the truth of My word as well as about yourself. I will take off the blinders and open your eyes so that you can see more clearly and make decisions based on a broader view of life and circumstances. Use this time to expand rather than retreat; to go forward rather than pull back. Do not be afraid to explore unfamiliar territory, says the Lord. Micah 7:8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.
December 12, 2011: Stay focused spiritually and refuse to allow the herd instinct of this season to push you into carnal tendencies. Expectations based on presumption or fantasy will only produce disappointment. Keep your emotions under the rule of the Spirit, says the Lord, and you will be able to resist temptations that will take you down the path of regret. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
December 13, 2011: My beloved children, if you could see the extent of destruction that is set in motion when you speak against one another, you would learn to hold your tongue. However, this is not a matter of words but of the condition of your heart and your willingness to say things about someone else that you would not want spoken about yourself, says the Lord. You will be held accountable for every word that you speak, so be careful what you say. Matthew 12:36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
December 14, 2011: Turmoil and confusion rage around you, but you belong to Me and to My kingdom where you can abide in righteousness. Literally, you are in the world, but you are not of it. You are a citizen of the spiritual Jerusalem, the place of safety where peace abounds. Rise above the consortium of worldly systems and carnal thinking and truly establish yourself in the spiritual reality of My government and power of rule, says the Lord. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
December 15, 2011: Maintain right standing with Me, says the Lord. The days are evil, and you must stay in the flow of the Spirit or the works of the flesh will take you into darkness. Now is the time to take your position as a watchman and keep a constant vigil so that the enemy cannot plunder what should be your place of refuge. Your place of safety is in Me, in truth, in righteousness and peace. Guard your heart. Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
December 16, 2011: It is imperative that you walk in truth. I not only speak of always telling the truth, but of living the truth of My Word, and knowing the truth of every circumstance. Deception abounds, but you will only fall prey to the lies of the enemy if you are not firmly grounded in truth. Be on guard for seductions that lure you into all manner of fantasy. If something seems to be too good to be true, it usually is. Let Me lead you in righteousness and truth in all things, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
December 19, 2011: To those who feel like energy is a rare commodity, the enemy has done his best to wear you out. But, I tell you that you cannot find your strength in the natural realm, it comes from having spiritual joy. Come into My presence and receive My joy, which is everlasting and does not depend on youth or natural vitality. Come, says the Lord. Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
December 20, 2011: Beloved, you must not be moved by anything but My Spirit. Be aware that there are forces around you that are waiting to move you away from truth, righteousness, and obedience to My Word. Temptations will be tantalizing, but you must test the spirits and discern. Consider the ultimate results of the changes and decisions that you are entertaining. Yield only to the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. 1 John 4:1a Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God.
December 21, 2011: Watch for the chance to speak the truth that will bring freedom. You will have opportunities to both speak truth to yourself in moments of weakness and temptation and to others who have yielded to the carnal nature on some level. Don't sympathize with the condition and works of the flesh or become a victim of attacks from the evil one. Rise up in the liberty that comes from maintaining your position in the Spirit, says the Lord. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
December 22, 2011: The enemy has risen up with a vengeance to destroy your faith and bring you down to the depths of despair. Don't let the devil gain any ground in your heart. He will take advantage of your self-focus and will take you down in condemnation. You are not a victim of his schemes; you are designed and empowered to be victorious over all the work of evil against you. Rise up in your most holy faith, and stand your ground against these attacks by maintaining your position in My Spirit, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. Colossians 2:13-15 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
December 23, 2011: You are entering a season when you will be able to gain new perspective and perhaps see a theme as the details begin to come together in a comprehensive overview. It would be a mistake to give the temporary details of your life more significance or power than they deserve. In the long run what really matters is your spiritual relationship with Me, says the Lord, and not the natural things that distract you from that which is really important. Maintain a positive outlook as you continue to progress in spiritual reality. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
December 26, 2011: I kept hearing in my spirit the words fine tuning. And, I heard the Lord say that this is a time to make adjustments in order to obtain optimum performance in the realm of the Spirit. He is going to hone our methods of prayer and warfare, like sharpening a blade on a stone. He is the chief cornerstone, His word is the sword of the Spirit, and He will prepare us for greater effectiveness and send us out to efficiently accomplish His will on the earth. Isaiah 49:2 And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He has hidden me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver He has hidden me.
December 27, 2011: The choices you make at this juncture in your life will have far-reaching consequences. Now is the time to carefully consider your options and make decisions only after you have sought Me for wisdom. Making course corrections based on seduction will only bring leanness to your soul. Stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord, and let Me guide you in this season. Then, when you know what is right for you to do be concise and decisive without wavering. James 1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
December 28, 2011: This is a time to re-evaluate. There are things that are best left behind and other things that should be restored. There are still other things that need more care and attention then you have previously given. Your circumstances will dictate what you need to take a look at and what requires your interest. This process might take some time, so don't be hasty in your judgments or choices. Be moved by My Spirit, and your decisions will be sound, says the Lord. Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
December 29, 2011: Beloved, I am making a distinction between things that are your responsibility and under your authority and those things that are not. Your experience can be on both sides of this issue--taking responsibility that is not yours to take or expecting someone else to take responsibility that is yours. I am bringing correction so that those lines of distinction can be drawn and issues can become clear to you and to others. Be sensitive, and let Me show you by example the difference, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:5 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.
December 30, 2011: I want you to be aware of a slight course correction as
you enter the new year. You may experience some confusion or have a sense
of losing spiritual equilibrium. This is because there has been a shift in
the spirit realm that will require some adjustments. All you have to do is
find Me again, says the Lord. Come into My presence and seek My face; then,
you will realize that you just needed to focus more directly to be solid
again. This shift will also require that you leave behind all that has been
a source remorse and regret. Exodus 15:13 You in Your mercy have led
forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your
strength to Your holy habitation.