by Bill Burns

Archive 2008


December 2008 words --

December 1, 2008:  I say to you, My people, watch!  For, the fourth watch is coming in the very season ahead of you.  I have spoken to you that I would come to you as the rain.   I will come to you not only as the rain, the flowing down of My Spirit upon the land, but I will walk upon that rain, and I will walk to you and enter into union with you.  When I come to you, I will translate you into the reality of My kingdom.  When My kingdom comes upon you the power will come and be demonstrated in the land among My people because of your desires and the willingness of your hearts.  I shall come to those of you who have remained faithful even as I came to Moses and to Abraham and to David and those who have gone before you.  I will have fellowship with you and restore, renew and empower you to fulfill your destiny that you may walk forth in the grace and knowledge of My presence.  Then, I say, your joy shall be restored, and peace shall be the path before you where I will walk with you.  Behold, study and learn, for now My Church is entering into the fourth watch, and that revelation will be in My communion with you as My Spirit will teach you all things that pertain to that watch.  The watchmen will say, "What of the night?"  But, I say, the morning comes -- the night is far spent and the day is at hand.  These are days of My power and glory, so be aware spiritually of this new watch, and position yourselves by faith to see, says the Lord.

December 8, 2008:  Rise up, My people, and confront the enemy of your soul.  Have I not spoken in My Word that whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven?  This is a true saying.  Let your faith come up before Me as you exercise the authority that I have given you to take dominion over the devil.  Victory is by the decree of the watchers (angels) who have watched over you and have seen the affliction that you are enduring.  Now, I speak to you and say, rise up and confront the enemy in the power of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  Indeed the curses against you will be broken; healing, joy, and peace will come upon you.  Regain what you have lost, and re-establish your position of victory today, says the Lord.  Enough is enough!

December 15, 2008:  Hear what the Spirit says.  As you gain knowledge and understanding of the fourth watch, you will realize that you are on a fast track to the end of the age.  It is important that you rise up and enter into that which I have provided for you.  Come, I say.  Come through the door into the heavenly realm.  You will now establish your position in the Kingdom of Almighty God, and there your reward lies.  Come with faith.  Come with joy.  Come with expectation.  Come and be what I have called you to be.  Allow the eyes of your spirit to be opened so that you see My purpose for you.  Destiny will unfold in measures that you can barely understand.  You must receive that which I am doing if you are to grasp the reality of this present work within My kingdom.  Some of you, My people, need to make a course correction from the position that you have set yourselves in, for you have misunderstood.  You thought you heard Me clearly when, in fact, you heard your own will and emotions speaking to you.  Now is the time to get back on track within the confines of My purposes.  Listen, and I will speak to you and bring revelation and understanding of these corrections.  Set yourselves before Me and open your ears.  Do not allow your emotions to rule, says the Lord.

December 22, 2008:  I encourage you, My people.  My name is Emmanuel, for I am with you.  I have not forgotten you.  I know the trials, the tribulation and persecution that you endure, but do not lose hope, and do not grow weary.  I am with you!  I am with you to walk with you until the very end of the age.  I am with you to heal and deliver you, to inspire you, and teach you the way that I have prepared for you.  Do not grow weary in this season.  I have not forsaken you.  Even when you feel alone, you are not.  Turn your eyes upon Me, and I will lift you up into My presence.  In that place I will prepare you, anoint you, and cause you to walk with faith in the light of My glory.  It will be in the tests that you will really get to know Me, for in those times My tangible reality will be made manifest.  I have gone before you to prepare a place for you where your joy shall be full.  Come to Me to have your faith renewed, says the Lord.

December 29, 2008:  Hear My voice, My children, for I have this announcement to make to you.  In the year before you I will build My house.  And, you would say, "Hasn't Your house already been built?"  And, I would answer, "No."  For, men have tried to establish My house, but I am now sweeping away that which has been built by men. I will begin with the very foundation that I established in the beginning, and I am going to build My house with you.  You are the living stones that will be placed upon the foundation.  But, this you must do -- as the wall is built, you must lift your voice to heaven, and shout, "Grace, grace, unto it."  As you begin to shout and live in grace, the Capstone will be put over that house.  Truly I shall have a spiritual house in which My power will be demonstrated.  Miracles will occur.  It will be a house that guile will have no part in, and righteousness shall prevail.  Victory shall be found in the hearts of My people, says the Lord.  Get ready for I am about to build a house of grace where My presence will be tangible because I will demonstrate My power.


November 2008 words --

November 3, 2008:  My children, I have promised that I would come to you as the rain, and as I fall upon you, I will wash you and refresh you and empower you.  That is the purpose of the rain of the Spirit.  Be ready to receive the rain when it comes.  Watch for the signs of it, for you shall see the signs of that which I am doing.  Call to the rain, ask for the rain, and the rain of My Spirit will come upon you, to encourage, heal, restore and release the spiritual reality in your life and the path of your destiny, which shall be revealed as you go.  Listen for My voice when I ask, "What do you see?"  For, surely I shall give you personal signs that reveal My purposes in any given moment, says the Lord God.  What the enemy has intended for harm I will turn for your good.  I send such a rain that it will wash away even the remembrance of his words and work against you, and they shall no longer hold you or affect you.  I say again, ask for that which has been spoken of and rejoice!
Zechariah 10:1  Ask the LORD for rain in the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone.

November 10, 2008:  Take courage, for it is the time of the rain.  But, I say to you, put your umbrellas away, for this is a rain that you will want to walk in.  It is a rain that comes from heaven to connect you to My glory.  Let the rain wash you and inspire you and empower you.  Let the rain of the Spirit fall upon you and cause you to walk in a new dimension.  In this season you will find in the spirit realm an unnatural thing -- even as the rain falls the sun will shine upon the falling drops, and it will be rain full of light that will bring revelation of this new dimension, says the Lord.

November 16, 2008:  The instruction to the Church at this time is to get past unbelief.  This is a new era, and we must get over disappointment.  There is a prevailing sense of unbelief because of disappointment and unanswered prayer.  Things that many of us expected to happen didn't.  This unbelief must be dealt with before we can receive the rain of this season.  God wants us to interact on a new level; not just prayer, but spiritual interaction.  The invitation is to move to a new spiritual plateau.  The Lord will show us the prophetic implications of the times and seasons.  Everything we've been taught was for the purpose of bringing us to prophetic reality, and the anointing will come to produce that prophetic reality in us.

November 24, 2008:  Come, My people, and establish yourselves before Me, for indeed these are the days of My power.  These are the days in which I will establish in you the power of the kingdom that shall flow out of you.  You are a covenant people who will walk in kingdom power.  I have much to accomplish yet in the earth.  I have many enemies that will become My footstool, and you will become My battle axes that will bring them under My authority.  Come with faith, believing that those things that you submit to Me will be undertaken on your behalf.  If you will submit your purposes to Me, your will and your life to Me, then I will orchestrate the outcome and bring you into the fullness of your destiny in these days of My power, and the release of My power shall impact the world before I return.  That impact will come through you as I empower you to pray, to prophesy and to bind the things that must be bound on the earth.  Come with faith and expectation; come and adventure with Me for these are days of extreme ups and downs, but within those extremes, you will find Me as you move with all purpose into the fullness of My kingdom.  I am indeed shaking all things, and this shaking will cause the kingdoms of the world to become My kingdoms, says the Lord. 


October 2008 words --

October 6, 2008:  Come, My children, and receive that which I am presenting to you in these days.  Come higher.  Come to a new place of faith.  Expand your horizons.  Strengthen your tent stakes, and establish a tabernacle of My presence in your life.  Come up the ladder that I have provided for you into the glory of heaven.  Come boldly before My throne and receive all that I have for you in this season, says the Lord.  Now is the time to hunt fervently for what I have placed in your life to be discovered.  Come with faith and joy and peace.  I will not upbraid you nor will I condemn you because you seek.  Is it not written that if you ask you will receive; if you seek you shall find; if you knock the door will be opened?  The treasure that I have laid up for you is now being uncovered as you use your faith to receive. 

October 13, 2008:  You are entering into a time of change.  Listen to the wind, for it is blowing, and it is moving.  There is purpose behind the strength of it, for I am bringing you forth into a season of fullness, a season in which the fullness of the Holy Spirit and that which I have for each one will come upon you if you will choose the anointing of the Spirit.  The sound of the wind represents change, and so it shall be among you, My people.  Changes are coming, and if you embrace them, they will propel you into the fullness of what I have for you in this time.  Come with joy of heart, and come with willful expectation, for I am calling you to that higher spiritual place that I have prepared for you.  Come and experience the revelation of this present time, says the Lord.

October 20, 2008:  If you can receive it, says the Lord, this is a time of new beginnings, a time that you will one day look back upon and rejoice in.  As you enter into this season of advancement and acquisition, you shall look back and say, "And the Lord did that for me in that time; He provided for me in that time; the Lord healed me in that time; it was the Lord who brought me up into the heavenly places."  For, it is My Spirit that shall come and teach you and lead you in the way of revelation and bring you forth into the flow of spiritual life.  In you I have hidden a treasure, which is still there, but when the living water of the Spirit begins to flow forth out of your innermost being, it will bring that treasure to light and to your understanding.  Then, you will embrace that which I am doing and the new thing that I am doing in this season will come forth.  Believe what I say to you, for it is time for you to arise to a new level, and it is time for you to arise to the spiritual habitation that I have prepared for you.  The fullness of what I have prepared shall be known and received.

October 27, 2008:  Remember My words, children, and let it be according to your faith.  It is necessary at this time that you believe My word and believe the direction that I am taking you in.  If you can believe, you can also remember that all things are possible with Me, says the Lord.  It is possible that you can hear Me speak as you reach through the veil from the natural into the supernatural.  You can come before My throne with boldness to receive all that I have for you.  Indeed, in this day and in the days that are before you, it is not only possible, but it is necessary that you who hear the cry of the Spirit will come through the door that I have opened for you.  Come with confidence to know that I will not upbraid you, nor will I rebuke you, but I will receive you where you are.  However, I will not leave you there.  I will bring you forth into the supernatural arena that I have prepared for you.  You are on the very threshold of this open door.  Do not hesitate, but move quickly to let this kingdom reality become a part of who you are and who you will become.  Learn by way of patience to sit before Me with dedication so that you may be brought forth by My Spirit into this new day.  All of you, My children, can hear My voice and see that which I am doing.  Come forth under the new banner of the Church of the Firstborn, which I will lead, says the Lord.  I shall teach you and lead you and make My ways known to you. 

October 28, 2008:  My children, this is indeed the Day of My Power, a day in which I will reveal the fullness of My Spirit in and through you, My people.  There is now a fresh baptism coming upon you to cause the power of the Most Holy One to manifest in a fresh way.  Even as the rain comes to cleanse and refresh, so will My Spirit fall upon you.  The appointed times and seasons are written and released by My hand.  There is a new spiritual rain coming, a powerful rain driven by the wind of My Spirit that will cover the earth.  It will bring a refreshing renewal that will empower you to fulfill your destiny.  Let the rain pour out upon you abundantly.  If you will listen carefully, you will hear the sound of the abundance of rain, and when you hear it you will see the spiritual cloud and be able to run in the anointing of this time, says the Lord. 
1 Kings 18:41-46  Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."  So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,  and said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times he said, "Go again."  Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’"  Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.


September 1, 2008:  Raise the standard, My people, for such is the time that I have prepared for you.  Come boldly before the throne and redefine who you are.  Come, and examine yourself with faith, with hope and with joy, and surely I shall bring you forth.  For this reason I came to the world -- to defeat the enemy who is set against you and bring you victory.  Join with Me in this time.  Raise the standard of your faith.  Raise those things that I have brought you by way of revelation, and cause them to be a complete chapter in your book of destiny.  Come boldly, I say, for indeed I am raising the standard in these days, and I shall come to you in stronger ways than ever before and with great purpose.  I will reveal Myself more perfectly with stronger impressions of My being.  Come and dwell in the standard of My peace.  Be one with Me, for I am the Lord of glory, and in this place I will bring you through into the glory of My purposes, says the Lord.

This is a word of knowledge -- I believe that this present challenge that some of you are going through is for the purpose of removing your need for honor among men.  You cannot be a man-pleaser.  You can't worry about your reputation.  You have to come to grips with your stature, pride and feelings.  The Cross was a place of shame for Jesus Christ, but also a place of victory, and it is not who we are, but who He is in us that's important.  We must decrease so that He can increase in us. 

September 8, 2008:  I come to you with a challenge, which has already been proclaimed, "Raise the Standard."  Raise the standard of your faith, the standard of your living in My kingdom, and raise the standard of your expectations.  Come higher, for indeed if that is your will, I will help you.  I shall cause you to gain spiritual strength, even as Sampson gained strength in the days of his adversity.  You are more than mere flesh and blood; you are spirit, and the power of your spirit connected to My Spirit has a supernatural power and presence that you can live in and will bring victory over all adversity.  You are designed for victory, and you belong to Me.  Walk in My ways and follow My paths, and you shall indeed come forth in triumph, says the Lord of Hosts.

September 15, 2008:  My people, you are living in the end of the Age.  If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will know that even as it is prophesied that judgment will come to the earth, there will indeed be waves that roar and earthquakes in various places and famines.  False christs shall arise, and false doctrines shall be promoted.  I say to you, do not lose heart, but rather establish your joy in this fact -- I am coming!  I am coming for a chosen generation.  The signs that you see in the earth and the travail of the earth is the outcry of My Spirit for the manifestation of My sons who will arise and declare that this land belongs to Me, says the Lord.  Is it not written that before I return all things must be shaken?  The earth itself will be shaken, and you will be shaken to the very core of your being so that I might establish My truth in you.  Your old nature that continues to try to revive itself will be shaken out.  In this shaking I will reveal to you the places of offense.  I will reveal to you the transgression of your attitudes and morality.  Allow for My shaking to begin, but let it be a time of rejoicing as well, for I say to you that I cannot come until this shaking takes place.  Arise now and let the tremors of the Spirit transform you and bring you forth in the Kingdom of God, fully equipped to be My kings.

September 29, 2008:  Embrace your destiny, says the Lord.  Embrace your destiny, for it is a glorious destiny!  It is not a destiny that you have conjured for yourself, and it is not the destiny that others have spoken to you about.  It is the destiny that I have for you.  It is the destiny that will be fulfilled.  Encourage yourself in the Lord, break your bond with the past, and arise to the new season where you will write a new chapter in your life.  Determine to make it a chapter of victory and overcoming and of blessings.  No longer live according to that which has been, but come now with renewed hope and renewed faith.  Receive the anointing that I give to you freely; it is the anointing that breaks the yoke of bondage and brings you forth into the fullness of that which I have for you.  It is the anointing of the revelation of Christ, which will change you, and you will never be the same.  Watch and be amazed as I begin to do My work in and through and among My people, says the Lord of Hosts.

August 4, 2008:  This, My people, is a time of recovery.  Rise up now to your kingdom position and recover all that the enemy has stolen from you.  Forget that which is behind, for those things will do nothing but hinder you, says the Lord.  I have a higher place to take you, a place in the spirit realm where I will impart more wisdom and revelation, but you cannot be bound to the former things.  You cannot be bound to past disappointments and heartaches.  I say, shake off the dust of defilement, rejection, and abuse.  Rise up to become that which I have called you to be, and prosper in all things as you turn your eyes upon Me and worship with a whole heart.  Lift up holy hands and declare My purposes.  The seed of the kingdom is within you; allow it to manifest, grow, and mature.

August 11, 2008:  Come, My children, says the Lord, and exercise faith in this season.  If you rise up in your most holy faith, will I not bestow upon you the gifts of this age?  Will I not come to you to lead and guide you?  Will I not heal you and provide for you?  All of these are precious promises that have been given to you in My Word.  They are yours to acquire as you exercise your faith.  Come!  I, the Bridegroom, now give gifts to My Bride.  Arise in new faith and let the anointing of your destiny flow to you and come upon you.  Be that chosen one, that called one, that set one and exercise a brand-new faith in this day, the Day of My power, says the your God.

August 18, 2008:  God is always faithful to give us signs to confirm His word.  On 08/08/08, at our Friday night service (for those who were not here), we had an amazing demonstration of God's presence at exactly 8:00 p.m. a tremendously heavy rain came.  We could hear it thunder on the church roof.  It reminded me of Hosea 6:3 --  Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.  Then, the rain lasted for a short time and when Jeanine held up the 8-minute card for the preacher, it stopped.  It didn't just dwindle; it stopped as if a switch was thrown.  I'm also reminded of the Olympic games and Phelps' new record of winning 8 gold medals.  God is demonstrating in this time of new beginnings a re-establishment of faith and a time of victory.  I keep being reminded of a vision I had at our last conference, which is usually a time when God sets a prophetic pattern of what is ahead.  I remember seeing in this vision a high plateau before us with a river running down from the top of it.  God's people were in the water down below and were trying to get to the new plateau; some were paddling and some were swimming, and we were really struggling to try to get there.  The water was fast, rough, and turbulent, and we weren't making much headway and had to really fight.  That's where we are now in transition.   But, in the vision there was a point when the river changed the direction of its flow, and it began to carry us up to the plateau that God had prepared for us.  I sense today that we are almost to that place.  Don't quit.  Continue to fight through to reach that point where there is a change in the flow of the river that will carry you to a new place in the Spirit. 

August 25, 2008:  My people, understand what I am bringing to you, for it is a message of concern.  Have I not spoken to you that this is a season of blessing?  Yet there are those who will curse their blessings because of doubt and unbelief.  Steady yourselves, and lift up the hands that hang down in weakness.  Reassure yourselves in My Word; it is true, and the truth shall set you free.  The truth will open the door for that which has been promised to you.  I have designed this season that you may endure a little while before you receive that which is promised.  For, endurance produces patience and causes you to depend upon Me and reckon with your own beliefs and misunderstandings of the function of My kingdom.  Arise and bless yourselves in My provision as you believe, says the Lord.


July 7, 2008:  Is it not written that I have caused you to be My kings?  A king is one who rules as a joint heir with Me in the glory of the Father's kingdom.  If I have called you to be kings within My kingdom, how shall you manage if you do not rule over your own life in the natural realm?  How will you manage if you do not exercise kingdom control over your circumstances?  You are in a time of preparation when you must learn now to rule and reign over your own lives.  The anointing that I give is the anointing of destiny, which will empower you to face the extremes of this season and to arise to your purpose in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Only believe, and let Me work out the details.  Rest in the peace and assurance that I am working on your behalf, and the good work that I have begun in you will be brought to completion.  It is time to grow the fruit of a new season; let it now begin.  You are trees of life planted by living waters.

July 14, 2008:  Now, My children, rise up.  Rise up in this new potential of yours.  Rise up in the anointing that I have decreed for you.  Rise up to your kingdom position.  Rise up above the things of the earth and ascend into heaven's glory.  When you arise into My presence and behold Me, I will lift you beyond your circumstances and trials, and I will give you victory over everything the enemy brings against you.  So, again I say, arise and let the power of the anointing of destiny begin to flow.  Decree for yourself in this hour a new level of destiny.  Come to this place, says the Lord, and you shall forever be changed.  Walk no more in the low land, but climb the mountain of the Lord where the water is fresh and the rivers flow in the power of truth and revelation.  Come and eat the fresh manna that I have prepared for you.  Arise; drink and eat, and I shall fill you with the glory of this hour as you are changed into My image.

July 21, 2008:  I am giving you, My people, opportunities to redeem the times of disappointment, heartache, hardship, loss of health, loss of vitality, and loss of prosperity.  Turn your eyes upon Me now and believe; I will lift you up and allow you to redeem those things that have passed you by.  Some of you have lost your joy, and some of you have lost your peace.  Some of you have lost your way in the darkness of the world.  But you can now, by faith, get back that which has eluded you and once again live in the power of My kingdom, reinstated with full rights of what I have promised you.  All that is required now is that you rise up, believe, and embrace what I am speaking to you now to retrieve that which was lost, says the Lord.  Arise and run the race that is before you.  I am for you and I will indeed lead you into the goodness that I have prepared for you.  I will restore you and bring you to a higher spiritual level.  Will you abide in the glory of this time?  What holds you back?  What keeps you from running?  Do not allow the enemy to hinder this present work.  As you come to Me all things shall be according to My Word.  You are My chosen generation, My Bride.  Receive that which I am giving.  Ephesians 5:15-16  See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

July 28, 2008:  This is the word of the Lord to you:  Draw near to Me, and I will draw near to you.  Come close to Me and the kingdom is yours.  Come now with purpose of heart to be what I have called you to be.  The cares of the world that you are dealing with I am well able to bring to a place of completion, victory and honor.  Empty your heart from everything that worries you and from worldly desires and the things that hold you and keep you.  Come to Me now, and I will extend the scepter of grace.  By the power of grace you shall overcome all that stands against you.  Know that I am for you, and I will bring you into the perfection of that to which you have been called.  Set aside fear, anxiety and doubt, and come, for I am a rewarder of those who diligently seek Me, says the Lord.

June 2, 2008:  Children, have you heard My voice?  I have spoken to you of things to come, and I have spoken to you of My kingdom established on the earth.  Indeed the power of the age to come is breaking in upon you even now in this time.  Arise to your position and come to a new place of faith.  Come to a place of strength.  Come to a place where you know absolutely who you are in Me and who I AM in you, for when you know these things you shall never again be timid.  You will become more than a conqueror and never again be a victim, and you will victimize the enemy.  Rise up to a new level of understanding the fresh manna that I am giving you at this time, says the Lord. 

June 9, 2008:  I say unto you, My children, the times will be perplexing and they will be tumultuous.  This will be a time of extremes.  But, I also say that you do not have to be affected by these things.  Do not allow your faith to diminish, but let it grow.  Indeed, when you are tested and tried, see your troubles as opportunities to stretch your faith, to believe in Me, and to fight the good fight of faith.  I tell you truly that kingdoms are going to collide.  My kingdom and the kingdoms of hell will clash, for there is a great battle for the souls of the generations.  You will have an opportunity to arise to your kingdom position and to find yourself demonstrating the kingdom and expressing My heart.  Speak My Word!  My kingdom shall indeed be the ruling force in the whole world.  Be prepared to experience the ups and downs and to overcome.  These will be the best of times and the worst of times.  But, for you, My people, they will be the best for you will know Me as you have never known Me before.  I will come and walk with you, and I will be involved in those things that I involve you in.  I shall demonstrate through you the power of the kingdom and the power of the age to come, says the Lord.  Have no fear, I am with you always.

June 16, 2008:  And, the Lord says, I remind you that kingdoms are clashing.  Where Satan's kingdom is being established in My house and among My people it will clash with My Kingdom, for I shall rule completely over My own.  Therefore, I call My people exclusively to Myself, I will teach you Myself, and I will anoint you with power and gifts with signs following.  Rise up, My children, and cast aside discouragement and darkness.  Take the lies that the enemy has spoken to you and put them behind you, for they do not belong in your mind or heart even though they came into your ears.  I release today a new anointing upon you; it will be called the anointing of destiny as I bring you to higher levels of the understanding of the deep mysteries given to you to understand in this season.  As these mysteries begin to unfold in your lives you will know indeed that I am among you and bring My anointing to you.  My victory shall flow to you and through you to be established in the earth.

June 23, 2008:  I speak to you, My older generation, and I reveal the ploy of the enemy at this time.  Satan has endeavored to influence your mindset and to speak words of death to convince you that you will not live in vitality or be effective.  He has come to steal what I have preserved.  The scriptures bear witness that I have saved the best wine till last.  I am not singing a funeral dirge, but I am singing a wedding song to you.  The atmosphere that I am establishing will be that of the wedding, for the Bridegroom will come to claim His own.  Reject the lies that the enemy has brought.  Stand in My power and be renewed in faith and strength.  I have brought you through many trials and many fires of adversity, and I have built a reservoir of knowledge and wisdom within you that must be preserved, released, and distributed in the days ahead to those who need to know what you have known and experienced.  Your testimony will encourage others to persevere and trust Me to the end because they can see for themselves that you have come through much tribulation in victory.  This is the witness of a generation, says the Lord.

June 30, 2008:  Luke 18:8b "When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"  I say that there will be those who demonstrate great faith, and I would have you, My children, rise up and believe for all that I have promised you.  Believe that I am with you and that I am for you.  Believe that you are progressing in the kingdom and that the goodness of the kingdom is coming to you even though you have struggled and have had to endure persecution.  I say to you that as you move forward the kingdom will be in demonstration.  The power that I have given will flow among those who choose to exercise an extraordinary, violent faith.  I call to you to rise up and exercise your faith and watch it grow exceedingly, for I am the Author and the Finisher of your faith.  That which I have written over you is coming to pass, and I write a new chapter of extreme faith today, for you live in extreme times, which require extreme faith to meet and overcome extreme challenges, says the Lord.


May 12, 2008:  Do you not know, and do you not understand that the spiritual landscape of this season is changing?  It shall be as the Day of Pentecost when tongues rested upon each of those who were called apart and had dedicated themselves and found themselves in unity with My purposes, says the Lord.  Be ready for the fire when it comes to you individually, for it shall spread and become a corporate flame that the world shall see and be aware of.  I come to do something in the earth that has not been seen before, for the greatness and majesty of it shall be My presence resting as a flame of fire upon you.  It shall give light to the world and bring warmth to the hearts of those who have grown cold.  It shall be spread abroad.  I will baptize you in fresh fire for the purposes of this Day that you may hear the sound of My voice and heed the calling and come up to the glory of the table that I have prepared for you.  If you have ears to hear and understanding to perceive, you will know that the new plateau that I have spoken to you about is the table of the Lord.  Come and dine; come and feast; come and be one with Me.

May 19, 2008:  Come now, My children, and feed upon fresh bread that I am giving to you in this hour, for with ears made new you shall hear My voice, and that bread from heaven shall set you free.  The word that you hear will establish the path that you walk on in the days that are before you.  The word that you hear will be strength to your bones, to your flesh, and to your life.  This word that comes will cause you to rise up with recognition of the work of the Almighty God.  You shall rise up in My strength and walk out into a new place, a broad place, the new plateau.  You will go forth without fear and without hesitation, and as you walk you shall be changed.  You ought to know by now that I do not change you when you unwilling to move; change only comes where there is a willingness.  Use your faith and your will and begin to move towards Me, says the Lord, and as you go changes will begin to manifest.

May 27, 2008:  Come up here, My children, for indeed that which you have heard noised abroad is true.  There is an open door in the heavenlies that you can enter through by faith.  Again, I say, come boldly before My throne of grace.  Come boldly to receive that which I have for you.  In these days of the manifest presence of My kingdom a new reality shall be birthed within your heart and mind.  New mindsets will come forth, and new attitudes will be birthed as a result of those mindsets.  Come, I say, and feed upon the fresh manna of these days.  Feed upon that which I give to you.  Feed upon My word that I deposit in your heart.  Meditate upon My word so that the fullness of what has been spoken to you can bring forth the harvest of My impartation, says the Lord.


April 7, 2008:  My children, are you sensing the season of liberty that is before you?  And, how the wind of the Spirit does move!  This is a time when you shall rise up and establish the word of the Lord by decree.  All things shall be set in order in the kingdom, and as order comes into your lives it will be followed by power.  The power of the kingdom that comes upon you shall be My glory that overshadows you and My anointing that rests upon you.  That anointing, I say, shall break every yoke of bondage, you shall be established in truth, and you shall live a victorious and overcoming life.  You are the saints of the Most High to whom I give this kingdom.  Do you not know that the kingdom is within  you?  The living water that I draw out of you will bring forth and establish all of My purposes.  Arise now and write a decree and broadcast it -- proclaim it in the heavenlies, for you belong to Me and your faith cannot be denied.  It is the season of a faith explosion that I have promised and now comes.  Rise up and believe what has been spoken to you.  No longer accept the role of the victim, but rise up in victory, says the Lord.

April 14, 2008:  The times of refreshing come from the presence of the Lord.  Come to the place in the spirit realm where the eyes of your understanding are opened.  It is in this place that you see beyond the natural and look into the reality of My kingdom.  Spread your wings, beloved, and come.  Allow the wind of My Spirit to carry you into the heavenlies.  You will find that every care is blown away by My wind and every hindrance is removed.  The enemy cannot dwell in the places where you are carried to.  You will find yourself far above the devil's realm, far above all that he has brought into your life, far above worry, anxiety and fear.  You will rise above sickness and deception.  This is the place of the glory of the kingdom where My anointings flow to each one, for each purpose found only in Me and directed by Me and brought to you by My Spirit.  Be like the dove and spread your wings for the wind to carry you, says the Lord.   And, My children, know that this ascent is a practiced thing birthed out of a desire to know, hear, and be one with your Creator.  This moving by the Spirit and life in the Spirit, this ascension into the heaven's glory, the opportunities to walk into the valley of vision are all practiced things as you learn to abide in the power of My presence.   

April 21, 2008:  My people, hear My voice:  I would have you rise up out of the mire of adversity with a voice of joy and a heart of gladness.  It is My intention to bless My people exceedingly abundantly above and beyond anything that you could imagine.  I cannot bless you, however, if you remain on a worldly level.  You must rise up.  Indeed the whole of My word speaks of rising up, of ascending before My throne, for you have an invitation to come boldly before My throne of grace.  Come with anticipation of My goodness.  Come with great joy and expectation of those things that I am about to bestow upon you and those things that I am about to do in your life that will carry you on the path of destiny.  This is the fullness of time when things are coming to completion, and your destiny must be formed and brought to perfection.  That which I have purposed for you must begin to take place.  As you begin to gain vision, you will understand My purposes, and you will come with a heart of thanksgiving because I have touched, healed, provided for, and carried you when you could not walk.  My kingdom will fully manifest in demonstration.  Rise up and believe, says the Lord.


March 10, 2008:  Come out and walk in a broad place, in a new place, in a new day, a new time and a new season.  I shall bear you up on wings of eagles, and you will run (as it is written) and walk and you will not faint nor be weary, for I sustain you and give you strength and power so that you will not fail in your quest into the fullness of that which I have designed for you.  You will not fail to fulfill your destiny, says the Lord.  I have intervened on your behalf and I will open the path that is before you and empower you to walk on that path.  The enemy may come with deception to try to dissuade your faith or change My plans, and indeed he does try to change the times and the seasons, but it will not work.  The evil one will not prevail, for I am God, the Lord of Heaven, who watches over you and directs your steps.  I will bring you to the conclusion of all things.  So, fear not, My Beloved.  Allow yourself to dwell in My presence and to dream dreams and see visions.  Allow the supernatural to come upon you.  Believe that, as My child, you can dwell in this supernatural place.  If you will remember what I have done in your life -- the impartations, the wisdom and knowledge that you did not have -- then you will know that I am the Lord of all things that concern you.  I have not forgotten you.  I have written your name even upon My hand that I might not forget you.  I will be with you always, even to the end of the earth.  Regain your composure now in this season.  Come to a new place of faith and ascend to the heavenlies as on wings of a dove.  I will touch you, encourage you, strengthen and heal you, says the Lord.

March 11, 2008:  The order that I have begun to manifest in your life shall come to a completion in this season.  Watch and be amazed that this order that I bring forth will bring you to a time of new beginnings and will elevate you and allow you to move to new spiritual heights.  The order of My Kingdom will bring you into My purposes on the new plateau, the place of habitation in the Spirit where the waters run deep, still and pure; they will flow and be a source of life to you and carry you into the fullness of My purposes.  I am doing a new thing, and I am speaking of it to you in this day.  You will be astounded at My goodness in the months ahead.  You will be delighted as I give you wisdom.  Renew yourself in faith and come up to a place of believing in Me absolutely.  As you do, I will be one with you and cause you to be aware of My love for you, and you will indeed receive the blessings of this season.  I am the Lord God and no one, no devil can withhold the presence of My power and the gift that I give to My people, says the Lord.

March 17, 2008:  You are about to break through on every level.  You will break out of every place of discrepancy and every place that has been hindered.  You are about to break through into the goodness of the Lord.  It will come, not because of your own doing, but simply because it is time.  It is a new season and a new beginning of days for you, and breakthrough is imminent.  Now, turn your eyes of faith upon Me and begin to express jubilation in this very week, and you shall have a time of jubilee, which will come from the goodness of My own hand and from the brightness of My Spirit to your spirit.  I am about to give you great joy and peace.  My love shall overshadow you and cause you to remember the greatness of My love for you.  It is a time for a new birth as My church takes its rightful place on the earth in a position of power, glory and revelation.  It is time to step aside from who you have been and re-identify yourself for this season as My child, dedicated to My purposes, empowered, and anointed that you may become a blessing as one chosen and sent, says the Lord.

March 24, 2008:  I hear the Lord saying:  Arise, My children, and receive life in these days of resurrection power.  You are in a time when I will visit My Church and bring the revelation of this day.  I will bring the revelation that is beyond what you can even imagine at this time.  Get ready for visitations.  Get ready for open visions that will come and light the way and open the spiritual door for you to enter into.  I am bringing you to a new spiritual environment, a new arena, a new place of power in My kingdom.  Believe Me as I speak to you.  I have seen your trouble, your heartaches and the things you have struggled with, but I bring you to the brightness of a brand new place.  It will be an elevated place in Spirit where you will in a short time look back and rejoice that your God has undertaken for you, that the enemy is defeated, and his powers are destroyed.  I will lead you to greater heights, so arise and receive the resurrection power that will release you from bondage.  It will strengthen and heal you.  You will no longer dwell in the valley of the shadow of death even though it is indeed only a shadow and has no reality for those who are Mine.  You are a chosen generation, a holy priesthood.  You belong to Me.  Come and be amazed at the exploits that you are about to do under the power of My anointing.  Take heart, you who have been down trodden, for the prison doors have been opened.  You can now walk out into the new light of day.  No longer will you sit in the darkness of the dungeons that the enemy has seduced you into.  Come, and experience the brightness of this day of resurrection power, says the Lord.

March 31, 2008:  I have recently spoken to you, says the Lord, that this is a time when you are to express jubilation and that you are to begin to rejoice.  For, when you rejoice, I say that blessings shall surely follow.  As you bring joy up in your heart you will put away all that comes by way of criticism.  The joy springing up in your heart will bring strength and will become the guiding light by which you walk in these days.  It will not matter what happens, for My joy shall carry you on the path before you, and you shall receive the wisdom and revelation that you need.  You shall receive that which defines your destiny and brings forth My purpose, says the Lord.  Rejoice, and again I say rejoice!  I have undertaken on your behalf.  These are the days of exceeding joy.  You shall receive exceedingly abundantly above all that you could expect or imagine by way of inheritance.  You are the first fruits of what I am doing in this season.


February 4, 2008:  If you begin to understand the power of the covenant that you are being brought into in this season, you shall never be the same again.  Surely you shall know the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  You shall begin to understand your purpose, which will lead to the fulfillment of My destiny in your life as you walk by faith in this hour.  Walk step by step with Me, and I shall show you the way.  I will go before you and clear the way of the reproach that the enemy has put in your path.  I will bring you up to this place, this high place called the "New Plateau."  It is a habitation of My blessings, My presence, My glory.  Let Zion be established in the hearts of My people, for I am bringing you to the house of destiny and glory, says the Lord.

February 11, 2008:  Do not be discouraged, My children.  For do you not know that the Father Himself has written your name on His hand that He might not forget you? Nor will He ever.  For He knows the trouble that you go through.  He knows the trials that you endure.  He knows those things that you are struggling with, but He also knows that you will have victory if you will simply turn your eyes upon Him and believe and have faith that prevails.  He says today, "Persevere, My children, for in preserving you shall have victory and you shall want for nothing.  For, I have overcome the world and all that is in it and so shall you in these the days of My glory."

February 18, 2008:  Have I not spoken to you, My children, that all you must do is believe?  Is it not written, "Only believe"?  Only believe in the Lord, your God.  Only believe in My goodness and trust me fully.  Come before the Throne of Grace with boldness, for you shall indeed receive the glory of the latter rain in these days, for the end is coming and is even upon you.  Therefore, come with boldness; come with joy; come with the assurance that whatever you ask I will give to you.  I have longed to bless you in such a way that you cannot contain the blessing and that it would simply have an overtaking effect in your life of great abundance of more than you could ask for.  I am the Lord, and the wealth of this world is Mine to distribute.  The silver and gold are Mine.  I own the cattle on a thousand hills.  And, I will distribute to My faithful servants and give gifts to the Bride betrothed to Me, says the Lord.  I say, rise up and shake off the dust of defeat and failure.  Come walk in the glory with Me.  You are in the very twilight of this age that will move you into the kingdom.  Come and watch the demonstration, for I am about to put on a show that the world itself will see and wonder about.  That show, My beloved Bride, shall come through you.  Come.  Come unto Me and receive.

February 25, 2008:  I wish above all things that you will listen to Me so that you might receive the fullness of all that I have for you.  Indeed the days are coming when the "plowmen will overtake the reapers."  Those days are now upon you, but you must have your heart right before Me.  I say that if you have been disappointed or have a grievance or offense against Me, today is the day to bring your heart to Me for healing.  Your heart has been broken through many trials and disappointments, but I will once again establish your heart in hope.  Release the past with all its bitterness.  Come and walk with Me in the revelation of this time, for I choose to bless you, My children.  This again is My instruction:  seek first the kingdom of God.  Do not seek the things you want, for I already have gifts set aside for you, and I know what you need.  Trust in Me fully and come to Me with an open heart, says the Lord.

January 28, 2008:  Beloved, above all things I would have you to prosper.  It is My will for you to prosper spiritually, to prosper in your soul, and to prosper in the strength and health of your body.  My kingdom is one of prosperity; I hold all things in My hands and I distribute according to your needs, desires, and your faith.  Come into this season fully expecting to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  If you will believe and go forth with expectation and a violent faith, you will surely receive all that I have for you, says the Lord.

January 21, 2008:  The Lord asks:  Are you not in My kingdom?  Do you not live in the Kingdom of God?  Is not My Word true?   Many of you are like grasshoppers in your own sight.  You are not receiving by revelation the glory of My Kingdom.  Have I not promised that greater is the very least in My kingdom than the greatest of all the Old Testament prophets who walked the earth in My time.  If those words are true (and they ARE written), then they are for you even in this day.  So, I say, arise and begin to believe.  Come up to the level of your full destiny.  Come and be what I have called you to be.  Come and see with eyes of understanding that which I have set for you and will bring you to.  None of you is without strength.  None is weak.  None is without revelation, for I live within you.  My word I give unto you, and My Spirit I bring upon you to confirm that which has been hidden in your heart.  Come, My people, to this new plateau.  Come to the blessing of this day.  Come to the place that I have called you to in the light of the glory of your great God.   My Father desires to bring you into the fullness of that which He has prepared for you.  Fear not.  Lay aside all doubt, and come boldly before the throne of grace, and you shall receive, says the Lord.

January 8, 2008:  Put forth the effort and work to move forward regardless of the hindrances you encounter at this time.  I am with you to help you, and you will prevail.  You will experience more of My blessings in this season than you ever have before.  You belong to Me, and that which has begun will come to completion in a mighty way, says the Lord.  Philippians 1:6 Be confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

January 2, 2008:  I had a vision of the place that the Lord is bringing us to called "The New Plateau."  In that vision I saw that the beginning of 2008 will be like a river that comes from the plateau.  As we get into the river there will be a bit of a struggle and it will take effort to go upstream.  It is a mighty, rushing river.  But, as you reach a certain point in that supernatural river, because of your persistence, suddenly the flow of the river will change and God's favor and grace will carry you to this new plateau.  So, begin the journey upward, take hope and enjoy the journey!

January 1, 2008:  Come into My presence and receive strength, peace and joy.  Prophesy My strength over your being, for surely you are Mine, and My power abides within you.  Rise up in faith and declare that you are free.  Rise up in faith and believe that I am for you.  I say, no longer take the role of the victim, but refocus now and step into your position as My child, as a priest and as a king in My kingdom.  If you will position yourself as such, My goodness will overtake you, and My strength will be found abiding in you.  Healing and the glory of resurrection shall abide within, and you shall rise up in My presence.  I will touch you with the flashing rays of My hand, and you will receive power to go forth in strength and faith and righteousness as one of Mine, says the Lord.