Thursday, May 26, 2011

Living Beyond by Ron McGatlin


By Ron McGatlin

Many people of God believe that the nations of the world are headed into a time of strong corrective judgment. There are a number of views about what this means and how to prepare or respond in light of the impending season of potentially severe difficulty. Is it possible to live in peace and have a prosperous soul in such times as appear to be coming upon the world? The next question that arises is what, if anything is beyond this potentially difficult and destructive season?

God is opening a door before His people, a door to a life far beyond the life we have been living.

Far beyond the cares of this life, a door has opened for those who will to enter.

Beyond the noise of strife and struggle lies an ocean of peace and quiet – unlimited power awaits those who will enter. The potential of the ages has come to rest upon those who will receive it. The life for which many have striven passes away beyond the door.

The glory of our accomplishments and achievements fades – our previous life melts like heated wax. Substance of natural human mind-power and human strength of soul is like a wax statue in the heat of this day of the Lord.

Peace is a place beyond understanding - above knowledge and activity. It is a place of ultimate strength and assurance – a place where faith is easy and labor is not hard – it is truly a place where our yokes are easy and our burdens light.

Entering this open door is an individual personal thing. No natural person can carry you through. Only Christ Jesus can walk with you through the door to peace. The door’s name is oneness with God. Becoming one with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit is the door to REST. No longer alone and no longer striving to do or become. It is a place of having arrived at living beyond all need. Nothing is lacking that is needed to be at a place of rest in peace. Truly all is well with our soul and our anchor holds in the solid rock when the sea billows roll. Natural circumstances have nothing at all to do with this rest in God.

Oneness with God precedes unity with others.

How shall two walk together except they be agreed, and what fellowship has light with darkness?

Becoming one Spirit with Christ Jesus leads to having the mind of Christ. His will becomes our will. His character and nature become ours. We become as Christ is in this world. True unity first develops between us and God. We then have the potential to be in perfect unity with every other person who is also walking in oneness with God. After becoming one with Christ we need only to connect and gather with others who are one with God to experience walking in true unity with one another.

"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” ~ Jesus

Entering the open door into peace is the beginning of entering into fruitful productive living. Walking in oneness with Christ brings limitless love, power, and wisdom to begin to effect spiritual change in the natural world. Coming together in unity (oneness) with others multiplies the potential to bring change to the world.

"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." ~ Jesus

Where there are two or more in true unity, there is increased power to bring forth the kingdom of God. Being gathered together in His name speaks of a gathering of individuals who are one with Christ and with each other. There is a powerful supernatural corporate presence of Christ in the midst of believers, who are one with Christ and gathered together in agreement. Multitudes truly walking in oneness with Christ could have tremendous impact upon the world.

A group in oneness with Christ has awesome potential in prayer. Agreement in prayer is vital to the kingdom coming forth in a community and in the world. A powerful manifest presence of God can show up among a gathering where all those present are in agreement in Christ. However, when there are people present as part of a gathering who are not becoming one with Christ, the power and manifest presence in the group will be lacking.

If we are one with Christ, we will experience a lack of intimate relationship at the same spiritual depth of oneness with those who are not. Those who are not becoming one with God will not be in full unity with those who are. There can and should be relationship. But there will not be same depth of full unity. In oneness with Christ there is always the love of God flowing to everyone. However, there will not be the same level of receiving from everyone.

God will not become one with that which is not holy.

God’s mercy and the blood of Christ shed on the cross are for redemption of sinners. The grace of God is the cleansing work of Christ in the Holy Spirit indwelling and empowering the redeemed to become pure and holy people of God. True holiness in this life is a possibility and God’s desire for every person who comes to Christ. However, to enter into full REST in this life, we must mature through the process of cleansing from mixture by fully cooperating with and appropriating the finished work of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God will not fill completely and fully abide in vessels of unholy mixture. The Spirit and the blood are present to save, heal, and deliver us in preparation for our being completely saturated and filled with the Spirit of God. Saved and cleansed we become clean vessels set apart to become one Spirit with Christ. Father in Christ, Christ in us, and us in Christ, we become one with God.

All this and more is possible for each of us, IF we will seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and set our minds on things above, not on things on the earth.

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. ~ Paul

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Paul

Keep on pursuing love. It never fails

and His kingdom never ends.

Ron McGatlin

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



May 25, 2011

Gods mercies to us are fresh each morning. We can therefore expect from God and put our hope in Him. When all around us seems to fail we know the Lord is faithful and true. He alone is the eternal one and He is good. His mercies endure forever. Let's look patiently to Him today and put ALL of our trust in Him. Let us hope and wait for the deliverance of the Lord. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world and because of Jesus you have hope today. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever. Psalm 136:1

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

At least 1500 people missing in Joplin, Missouri

Let us remember the people of Joplin, Missouri as well as the Oklahoma area in prayer.  People are going through a time of extreme devestation and loss of life.  Let us pray that families are reunited, lives rebuilt and hearts healed.  This is something that only Jesus can do.


May 24, 2011

I am convinced that some mornings are so difficult for some because they do not start their day with Father. Praising the name of the Lord with hands uplifted overhead are a very good way to start the day. We need to set our hearts on things above and not on the things of this earth. That way, we go about our day, with our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. When we go without breakfast by noon one can feel a little weak and it is the same way with our spiritual food. We need time in the Word of God so that we might meditate on it throughout our day.

When trials come and they will, then we put on the armor of God and are able to stand with a right spirit, in the midst of the storms of life. If you have not yet begun to praise the Lord or read His word it is not too late. Why not take some time now and be refreshed. Let the Lord minister to you out of His precious Word. To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.Isaiah 61:3

Monday, May 23, 2011

Joplin, Missouri

Joplin, Missouri

Last night as I heard of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri and prayed for the people, it also came to me about President Obama's meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his pressure on him to put back the lines to 1967. Two days earlier on the 18th the Lord gave me a word for the USA and a lot of it was about dividing Israel. God is making this clear through many. On May 20, 2011 Billye Brim put out a prayer alert to this effect and I am sure others have put out warnings as well.

There was the voice of a woman saying," Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Heavenly Father" that could be heard above those hiding in a store freezer during this tornado. She knew who to call on in the time of storm, calling on the name of Jesus. This speaks volumes of where our hearts need to be not just during crisis but daily.

Do you ask the Father to order your steps each day? This is something we all need to do. We need to walk out our salvation with fear and trembling. This woman did not know she would be called on last night to be a witness in the storm and devastation but clearly she was ready.

We need to pray Psalm 91 for protection and get it into our spirits. He is our front end and rear guard. We need to trust in Father and put our lives in His hands. We have assurance of life for the moment we are in and not more. Let us walk a repent walk and be ready at all times to meet our maker.

Let us continue to pray and intercede for the Lord to have mercy.

For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Prayer Alert For the United States of America by Billy Brim

May 20, 2011

I am sending you this URGENT prayer alert. We need to go before the Lord immediately and ask mercy for the United States of America in light of our President's terrible speech yesterday. He publicly went on record that Israel should give land to her enemies back to the 1967 lines. Netanyahu quickly pointed out that these lines are indefensible. It would mean suicide for Israel. I trust you know the history of the region, both biblically and historically since the Balfour Agreement. So I won't go into that here. But I will stay with the Bible. Yesterday, our political leader put this nation in danger of judgment as the following Scriptures note:

Genesis 12:3

I will bless those who bless you,

And I will curse him who curses you.

Joel 3:2

I will also gather all nations,

And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Jehovah shall judge)

And I will enter into judgment with them there

On account of My people,

My heritage Israel,

Whom they have scattered among the nations,

They have also divided up My land.

I am encouraged that Abraham interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah and the Lord said He would save it for 10 righteous. There are so many Americans who do not agree with the words of our President yesterday.

Please go with us before the Lord and present our case as Abraham did his.

Let us ask for Mercy and that these words not be held against this nation.

I know we really got somewhere on The National Day of Prayer.

And we are not giving up our place.

If you did not hear the new assignment in prayer the Lord has given us, please let us know. You should have received it in an email.

If not, let us know. My how critical that assignment has become.

Love in Him,

Billye Brim

Stand Firm by Apostle Adrienne Williams

Stand Firm

When you are occupying, standing AND producing in your God ordained functionality in the body of Christ, besides satan himself, you can always expect at least 2 other people to show up somewhere along the away. Jezebel and a Pharisee! Jezebel comes to intimidate and control and the Pharisee comes to criticize and discredit.

When these two begin to show up, then you KNOW that you have become a threat to THEIR corrupt plans and purposes concerning the Kingdom of God and His people. Do not be moved by these spirits! No authority that they have is able to overrule the authority given unto you by God through Jesus Christ.

Your job IS NOT to prove anything to them but to STAND FIRM when they show up! Your assignment is to be sure that you continue to occupy and function properly aligned to the word of God and according to GOD'S direction. As long as you are found as such, there is absolutely NOTHING that Jezebel OR a Pharisee can do with you OR to you!

We only become subject to spirits such as these when we are found outside of the will of God. However, as long as you please God, your enemies MUST cease their illegal actions against you. They can only attempt to torment you for so long and then they MUST go!

It is written, "When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbs 16:7 NKJV).

Grace and peace,

Apostle Adrienne Williams

Friday, May 20, 2011


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- 5/20/11:

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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sound The Alarm by Ron McGatlin


By Ron McGatlinBlow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. ~ Joel 2In cities and towns across the USA, many lives have been spared because of warning sirens sounding the alarm as destructive and potentially deadly tornados approached. Thousands of lives have been spared by warnings of much larger approaching hurricanes in the coastal states of the USA. Only those who hear and respond to the alarms and warnings benefit from them.

The trumpets of God have been blowing warnings in the USA since the mid 80s, to my knowledge, and I feel certain for much longer that I was not aware of. The sound is now changing from the prophetic trumpeting of warnings to the more acute urgency of the loud oscillating siren of the immediate approach of this day of the Lord.

Like a tornado siren in the middle of the night the sound is piercing the sleeping people across the landscape of modern Babylonian culture.

The lost world screams, "STOP that hateful sound - leave us alone we are finally progressing into life completely free from the hateful rules of God. There are many gods and we should embrace them all or none at all, according to our own desires."

The sleeping religious Christians say, "All is well, God sees no evil in us and we are blessed and filled and comforted in peace. Sing me another happy song and tell me of the goodness of God. My 'little' disobedience is not a problem, because Jesus paid it all. Judgment is only an Old Testament thing, and God is not bothered by my promiscuous and avaricious ways." And to the ones sent from God who are calling them to pure and holy lives, they shout, "STOP trying to put us in bondage again we are free." They continue in their mixture and heed not the alarm. They turn over to go back to sleep and snuggle in under their covering.

The false-religion fanatics shout, "Kill the infidels". They grow stronger on the blood of the saints, devouring the innocent along with the religious mixtures. A mighty army of a magnitude never before seen on earth is coming forth devouring the Babylonian landscape of the world in darkness.

This is NOT just a future prediction it is happening NOW while many sleep.

Though it may feel like it, this is not the end of the world. On the contrary, it is the beginning of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

In this day-of-the-Lord season that is upon us, the spirits of many redeemed saints will be leaving this world through sudden death to be joined with the Lord in heaven. God in His love and mercy is sparing some people the trauma of enduring the severe time of world cleansing judgments. The work of many will have been finished on earth. As the seasons on earth change to a new order and new reality their service that was based in the past order will be completed. Others are arising to carry out the next part of establishing the kingdom government of Christ Jesus.

Glorious Judgment

There is no fear of judgment in those in whom Christ fully dwells. On the contrary it is a glorious time of being vindicated through righteous judgment and seeing evil cleansed from the world. The cleansing judgments are clearing the land of all the loftiness and pride of man and all that man's pride has built and done. The roaring holy fire of God will devour from the face of the earth everything that lifts itself against God. The people who repent and turn to God will be cleansed from evil. Those who will not turn to God will desire the rocks to fall on them and hide them from Holy God.

This judgment is NOT about destroying the planet; it is about destroying evil and all it has done and built upon the face of Planet Earth. It will be a whole new re-creation of the kingdom of heaven on this planet. In the same way that a lost sinner being born again is a new creation, the world will be a new creation on the same planet. God is NOT burning the earth - He is burning the evil, the false and all ungodly wickedness from the earth with holy fire revealing the GLORY of God filling the earth. (For more biblical understanding on this see Chapter 7 of "The Seventh Millennium" Free Download)

Since these things are being dissolved what manner of person should we be?

It is time for the harvest of the world. The grain is ripening in the heads and the fields are white for harvest. The tares are beginning to be removed and the sons of the kingdom are being prepared to come forth as the light of the world.

When the tornado alarm is heard the priorities of our lives instantly change. Many things of importance are forgotten as adjustments are made to respond to the screaming siren alarm. If we are asleep we throw off the covers, quickly get dressed, discern the situation and begin to take action.

It is time now to get out from under coverings that keep us comfortable in spiritual sleep. We must awaken to God and get out from under that which induces sleep. Christ is our head. No religious covering is our head in the kingdom order.

After throwing off the covers, then we get dressed in our robes of the righteous of Christ in us. We put on the reality of Christ's life. It is time to be certain that we are IN CHRIST, cleansed by His blood and seated in heavenly places in Him. We also must know that CHRIST is IN US living His life where we once lived producing life in this world that corresponds to our position. Christ in us produces His pure and holy life within us and through us into this world. The grace of God is the Holy Spirit empowerment of Christ in us living His pure holy life now.

Next we must discern the will and direction of God for us in this season. Our pure hearts will open our spiritual ears and eyes to hear and see what God is saying and doing. Take time in the season of alarm to be in intimate closeness with God and thereby know His will and direction for you.

Now we are ready to take action. Do heartily to the fullness what you see and hear God doing and saying. It may seem to be a thousand times more than we have ever done or thought we could do. Don't be concerned. All limitations are thrown off with the covers that caused them. Christ in us can do all things. All things are possible to those who believe. Intimately becoming one with Christ enables us to hear and see clearly what God is saying and doing which, causes our faith to mature beyond believing into knowing without doubt that what He has said He will do.

The best is yet to come. The righteousness of God shall precede the fullness of His glory covering the earth. Humble sons of God are growing into place across the world from the jungles to the deserts to the metropolises young men and women are being formed into the seeds of the new kingdom order to come. They are often hidden from view in remote places or underground in cities. They are of many ethnicities but of one spiritual family. Many have come through serious rejection and severe persecutions and all have known the healing power of God lifting them above the trials of life in this world.

At the same time God is raising up sons as fathers into positions of material wealth and godly authority to provide vast resources to preserve the sons of the kingdom through the turbulence of a world in transition. The great darkness coming forth on earth will not destroy the kingdom leaders of tomorrow. Instead it will help prepare them to plant the pure and holy glorious kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

Each of us who are a part of the Christ-in-you kingdom generation has urgent jobs to be done today in this season. It is our time to fulfill the purpose of God for our lives in this world now. With all seriousness and depth of secure covenant in God we are about His business of bringing forth the eternal plan of God for His glorious kingdom on earth fully manifesting His magnificence and glory for all creation to view.

Keep on pursuing love. It never fails

and His kingdom never ends.

Ron McGatlin

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Word Of The Lord For The United States Of America

Word Of The Lord

For The United States Of America

Today's prophets are speaking out as they did in the days of Amos. We are not in the days of King Uzziah but the days of President Obama, President of the United States of America. We need to hear the Word of the Lord from the genuine mouthpieces that are declaring the truth. Now is the time for the leadership in the United States of America to turn to God with their whole heart. God is speaking and saying, if you who lead the nation of America will call a solemn fast and begin to pray for your nation to repent on a national scale America will be spared.

If on the other hand you continue to rend Israel and come against God's chosen people as you divide Israel so shall your own Nation be divided. You cannot have it both ways. You will either bow down and serve Me and love the apple of My eye or you will be utterly thrown down and in the end destroyed. I am indeed speaking through My servants the prophets and declaring a Word in season.

Those of you that are weary, come to Me in repentance and I will hold you, and I will forgive your sins. They are many and have come up before Me. I am calling you to repentance and calling you to be an example to the Nations of the earth. You have many that are praying and calling on Me for change. Faith filled lips have been praying and interceding but there needs to be prayer on a national scale to spare your nation. Darkness is on the face of the land. Sin is rampant in the church and in the world. The government is seeking to deceive many and these truths will be revealed as My people pray and seek My face. I will speak and those that will hear Me, will hear Me and see change in their lives.

Families need Me, your whole nation will be spared as you call on My name in a large scale. As Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed, so I will destroy nations of the earth that will destroy My people Israel. Take heed, and do not destroy her by trying to divide her but read the Word of the Lord. Read My Word and know that it is truth and honor the boundaries set in it. Then as you serve Me you will prosper, says the Lord. but if you bow to other Gods you will be destroyed. Forsake other Gods, break up your follow ground and I will honor you, says the Lord.

May 18, 2011

Patricia Hamel

Monday, May 16, 2011

Apostolic Revelation - I AM Sending You by Christine Lombard

Apostolic Revelation

I AM Sending You

Mark 10:17-22 – “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.” (KJV)

Many of My people are frustrated due to the apparent failure of their ministries to prosper. They are frustrated that their visions and dreams yet lie dormant and dead. They cry out, “Why Lord? When Lord?” Just as I spoke to the rich young ruler, I now speak to My people. ‘One thing thou lackest’… A True Apostolic Revelation.

Hear the Apostolic Revelation that is needed in this hour. The apostolic call is a

two-fold call. First, you must COME unto Me. Then you must GO, when and only when,

where and only where, how and only how I AM sending you.

Ephesians 4:10-12 – “He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (KJV)

You speak incessantly about titles and offices of which you know not their true function. You call yourselves apostles, having never been sent by Me. You run with your own dreams, visions, and plans that I never wrote on the tablet of your heart. You call yourselves prophets, having not heard My voice. For if you had truly heard Me, you would have shown My people their sins and warned them of the coming destruction. You call yourselves evangelists, but preach not and live not My true Gospel. You offer the people false hope and assurance, enlarging Hell rather than Heaven. You call yourselves pastors, having members but no sheep. Neither do you possess the heart of a true shepherd to care for those scattered amongst wolves. You collect tithes and offerings, but have no portion in the building of My Kingdom. You call yourselves teachers, but know not My Word. You bid men to come unto YOU, when I AM the only Source of True Salvation. You feed them YOUR doctrines, when I AM the One and Only Truth.

Matthew 11:27-30 – “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (KJV)

John 6:64-66 – “But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.” (KJV)

Matthew 28:18- 20 – “Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age." (CJB)

Matthew 28:18-20 – “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (KJV)

Many are called, but few are chosen. Many have gone forth in My name, but few have been sent by Me. I told My chosen apostles ‘I AM sending you’. I told My chosen apostle ‘Go ye’. You cling to these words as though they are your own, when I did not send you. I have not instructed you to GO anywhere, because you have failed to answer My first call to you, which was to COME unto Me! Every prophetic word that still lies dormant… Every ministry that still lies dead… Every vision and dream that awaits fulfillment is dependent upon your response to My call to COME and FOLLOW Me. I have not forgotten You, My children, but you have forgotten Me. You run with the knowledge OF or ABOUT Me, yet fail to COME, and learn of Me in order to KNOW Me. I will not send you, because I do not know you. I will only send those whom I intimately know, and who intimately know Me.

Hebrews 10:5 – “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:” (KJV)

Mark 1:35 – “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (KJV)

John 5:30 – “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

I AM your example. I CAME to the Father. I abode with the Father. I submitted to the Father. Then, a body was prepared for me, and I answered My Father’s command to GO. Even while on My assignment, I awoke early in the morning to respond to My Father’s call to COME. I drew near My Father to HEAR His instructions and to SEE His purpose and will for each moment of My Life on Earth. COME and FOLLOW Me. COME and FOLLOW My example. You are anxious to be SENT, so anxious that you WENT out on your own. I am calling you BACK to Me. COME that I may impart the Way into you. COME that I may impart Truth into you. COME that I may impart Life into you. COME that I may impart MYSELF into You. For I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Hear again the Apostolic Revelation that is needed in this hour. The apostolic call is a two-fold call. First, you must COME unto Me. Then you must GO, when and only when, where and only where, how and only how I AM sending you.

Matthew 16:24-25 – “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (KJV)

Matthew 10:16 - “Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves.” (AMP)

Nothing shall hinder you when you walk in the fullness of this apostolic revelation. Many obstacles will be sent your way. Persecution will unfold. The spiritual battle and warfare will increase. Satan himself will attempt to oppose you, but nothing, absolutely nothing, shall hinder you, because I AM sending you. For I will move Heaven and Earth to do My will. Therefore, I will move Heaven and Earth on behalf of My True Apostles, My True Sent Out Ones. I will move Heaven and Earth on behalf of all those who fully submit themselves to My Apostolic Authority and completely surrender themselves to COME unto Me, and GO as I send them to accomplish My will in the Earth. Those whom I send will walk in My authority and power, just as I walked in the authority and power given to Me by My Father. You shall know them by their fruit. You shall know them by their function in ministry. Likewise, you shall know yourselves by your fruit and your function in ministry. You must hear My voice clearly, COME, follow Me, and GO as and ONLY as I send thee. For not only must My Apostles be SENT by Me, but each and every son and daughter must be SENT by Me.

Though few will walk under the Mantle of the Apostle, and some will walk in the Apostolic Anointing, ALL must walk out the Apostolic Revelation that I AM sending you.

Ephesians 4:10-12 – “He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (KJV)

My apostles will be SENT by Me, wearing my distinguished mantle of authority, while representing Me to the fullest, according to their portion of grace. When you see them, You will see Me manifested in and through them to such a degree that will be undeniable even to doubters. My prophets will speak what thus sayith the Lord. Their words will reflect My Word with clarity, precision, and power. My evangelists will minister and live the True Gospel unto True Salvation of souls. The fruit of their labor will be transformed lives reflecting the Truth of My Word. My pastors will serve as true shepherds of My flock. They will lay down their lives through sacrificial discipleship in order that true holiness may be manifested in those under their care. My teachers will study to show themselves approved rightly dividing the Word of Truth. They will impart only that which I feed them as they COME to Me day by day, hour-by-hour, and moment by moment. This is crucial. Though teachers be considered the least of these, have not I spoken that the greatest among you must become the servant of all? For every office is called to teach, and your teaching will reflect the mantle that you carry. And remember you must not only teach in word, but also in deed.

Mark 10:13-15 – “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” (KJV)

Romans 8:14 – “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Hear again the Apostolic Revelation that is needed in this hour. The apostolic call is a two-fold call. First, you must COME unto Me. Then you must GO, when and only when, where and only where, how and only how I AM sending you.

I say to my children, ‘Just as My Father called Me to Himself, saying COME, so call I you. COME unto Me.’ I say to my apostolic sons and daughters, ‘Just as My Father sent Me to do His will in the Earth, so send I you. I AM sending you.’

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Prophetic Prayer Update May 2011 by Prophet Phyllis Ford

Prophetic Prayer Update May 2011
by Prophet Phyllis Ford
Arlington, Texas
 May 13, 2011

Keep on pushing. Keep on pressing!!!

The Lord shared with me that when May entered in that with it came such strong intercession, and it shifted some things that were averted upon the first week of the month. (Which means that this intercession came forth before the month of May). I can’t begin to tell you how awesome that statement was to me. It is important to mark these occurrences where we spiritually establish a beachhead so that it continues to encourage us all-- So that we move forward and stay focused.

 I know personally of reports of various groups in ministry leadership, as well as “boots on the ground intercessors” and how some went to various places and others sensitive to the urgency--- begin to pray. I believe that when that type of mobilization comes forth at the same time the strategies of God are released, and those who are locked into His pathway begin to spontaneously work together then the purposes of God are established. Needless to say, we should not take credit for what God has done. But we must rejoice and give praise to God for the victory, and hold the ground that has been taken on behalf of the Kingdom and continue to press on.

 The Word reveals to us very clearly that fasting and praying can avert judgment as it did in the days of Jonah and Nineveh.  The familiar scripture in 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us how the prayers from His people coupled with repentance, change, and seeking the face of God can heal the land and the people.  But the scripture that the Lord spoke to me was: 

James 5:16 (Amplified version):   Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray (also) for one another, that you may be healed and restored (to a spiritual tone of mind and heart.) The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working.)

 When we, as people, can come together, confess to one another our faults---our areas of offenses, our sins and then pray for each other with love and without prejudice (or partiality) ----healing and restoration begins to take place. That honesty and integrity in prayer has power and is dynamic in the way it resolves matters. This kind of sacrifice laid before the altar of prayer begins to help us remove the infirmities of our land and places a blanket of protection over our souls.  I know that the prayer watch-level has increased, and we should not slack up now; but I believe we should press on all the more, so that we can gain new ground and uncover places where the enemy has resided. The way the Lord said it to me was:

·         Let us pray: Together and often.

·         Let us pray: So that our children will not be destroyed by evil men.

·         Let us pray: The will of the Kingdom will be made manifest in our lives.

·         Let us pray: That we will be delivered from every work of sin/iniquity that we have received from generations before us.

·         Let us pray: That there be no gods before us other than the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Let’s move forward in the grace that He has placed upon us and continue to pray. I cannot tell you that we don’t face greater trouble in the days ahead, even minutes ahead. PLEASE DO NOT CEASE TO PRAY FOR ISRAEL.  I hear the scripture Isaiah 62:11:  Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. Shalom.

 P.S. Some say PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens)---- but my husband always says PUSH (Prayer Unlocks Secured Harvest)----- and I hear now PRESS (Prayer Releases Effectual Successful Service). It is our reasonable service unto to Lord Most High to continue in our prayer efforts. Watchmen, Intercessors, Hand Maidens, Worshippers ---I salute you.


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Overcomer by T. Austin-Sparks

The Overcomer

by T. Austin-Sparks

Chapter 1 - The State of the Overcomer

"And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron" (Rev. 12:5).

"And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my words unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron" (Rev. 2:26-27).

"And her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne" (Rev. 12:5).

"He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne" (Rev. 3:21).

"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony and they loved not their life even unto death" (Rev. 12:11).

I have no doubt whatever in my heart, beloved, as to the message which the Lord desires to be given at this time. It is concerning the "overcomer". I am quite sure that there will be very few who will not agree that this is the day in which, of all matters, this is the matter to consider: for, if there is one thing pressing upon us more than another, it is the question of overcoming, overcoming in a day like this.

Let us, at the outset, prepare the way for a close application of things by a few concrete statements concerning the nature of the overcomer, what the overcomer is.

What the Overcomer is — His Position, Vocation and Adversary

We are made well aware in the Word that the overcomer is of considerable significance to the Lord. The seven-fold repetition of that word in the opening chapters of the Revelation makes that perfectly clear. The overcomer only comes into view in a day of decadence and declension. It is important for us to recognize that. It is when things are not as the Lord desires them to be, and has fully provided that they should be, are altogether otherwise in a general way, that the overcomer is brought to our notice. That is always so wherever you find that which answers to the meaning of the overcomer, though the term itself be not mentioned. The name does not matter so very much: it is what is signified that matters, and this you will find scattered right through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and it always appears at a time when things have fallen from the Divine standard. Remember that! Therefore the overcomer is set over against, not general evil, not a general state of sin, not a general bad condition, but the failure of God's people in particular. It is when the things of God have fallen to a low ebb and the people of God have lost their Divinely appointed position, that the overcomer is brought into view, or spoken of.

Then, further, the overcomer is the one, or the company, that is standing for that fullest thought of God when that thought has been let go. It is as well for us to know exactly what the overcomer is. There are some ideas about the overcomer which can be immediately dismissed. One of these ideas is that overcomers are a kind of elect of the elect, a spiritual elite chosen in the foreknowledge and counsels of God to occupy a special place. Let us dismiss that idea at once, for it is not true. That would be altogether contrary to God's mind. God's mind is that all His people should occupy the position which the overcomers are represented as occupying, and these only occupy it because the others have failed. So that overcomers are not an elect company out of the elect.

Another thing which we can dismiss at once is that overcomers occupy a different place from all other believers in the matter of grace. Quite a lot of wrong ideas have been made to circle round the overcomers in that connection, and these have discredited the whole matter. One of the ideas is that of reward. This has been given an exaggerated place, and grace has been made to be less in the case of the overcomers than it really is. Now believe me, beloved, of all the people in the history of this world right up to the end, the overcomers will know more than any others the necessity for the absolute grace of God, and will sing most loudly the song of grace in the glory. So often the reaction to this matter has just been this: Oh, when you speak of overcomers coming to a certain position, being rewarded in a special way, you are making a difference between them and all others in the matter of grace, as though they were a favoured people in a sense that is not the favour of grace. But that is not true. Let me repeat what I have said. There is one thing which will lie very, very near to the hearts of all who will become overcomers, and that is the deep, deep, unwavering conviction that, but for the grace and mercy of God, they will never get through, and they will be more conscious of it than any others. Well, let us dismiss these wrong ideas, and get the real meaning of the overcomer.

Now all this means that overcomers are those who have vision regarding God's fullest purpose and thought for His people. They have vision in a day when vision has been very largely lost. They see when others are not seeing. The eyes of their hearts are enlightened. That which God is really after, is a very clear and present thing with them, and one of the features of a time in which the overcomer is brought out, whether it be in the Old Testament or in the New Testament, is that it is in a day when, to use the phrase concerning the times of Samuel's boyhood, "there is no open vision". That is why this further word occurs and recurs in the Revelation alongside of the term "overcomer", namely, "he that hath an ear to hear, let him hear". He that hath an ear! That is but to change the faculty from that of seeing to that of hearing. The same thing is signified. It is perception, a faculty to perceive, a capacity for apprehending. I am not sure that there is not, in the repetition of that phrase, a suggestion that in the churches amongst the Lord's people, there are many whose faculty for hearing what the Spirit saith has become dulled or dead, and the Lord is appealing into the midst of His people to anyone who is not in that state to hear. So that the overcomer is one who has a spiritual faculty for seeing, hearing, grasping, perceiving what the Lord really is after and what His full thought is in a day when it is not so in general amongst the Lord's people.

Then in this introductory word, the final thing is this, that all this that we have said means that the overcomer stands to resist and nullify all the work of the Evil One in relation to the Church. So far as the overcomer is concerned, it means that all the work of the enemy is brought to nought, that the overcomer says, in a representative way, The Church is not overcome! There is that in the Church which denies to Satan a universal triumph, and I think that is what is conveyed or suggested here in the twelfth chapter of the book of the Revelation by the summarizing of Satan in this comprehensive way. First of all, in an inclusive way, he is presented as the great red dragon. That designation is seen to embrace these further terms: "the old serpent", "he that is called the Devil and Satan", "the deceiver of the whole inhabited earth"; and, later, "the accuser of our brethren". Can you find me any more titles for him? Well, here he is summed up. The dragon includes all that. I know the difference in the things represented by these words, but that is not the full meaning of things here. Satan, in the character of the serpent, the old serpent, is the beguiler. We recall the words of the Apostle Paul: "even as Satan beguiled Eve". The beguiler, the deceiver; that is the serpent. If you speak of the serpent, you always mean that which works in an underhand way to get an advantage by misrepresentation, by a lie; beguile by false presentations. The Devil — the maligner, the accuser, Satan — the adversary or hater. You gather that all up in the great red dragon and you have the ideas of ferocity, of cruelty, of strength, of destruction. All that is brought out in this twelfth chapter and the overcomer is up against that; Satan in full force, all that he is in all the forms of his historical activity and expression. The overcomer stands before that, and the issue is with the overcomer.

Now all that, mark you, is focussed primarily and mainly against and upon the Church, and it is as in the Church that the overcomer stands for the Church, to save the Church, to preserve the Church's testimony intact. It is a tremendous spiritual thing that we are up against. This is not a mere presentation of historic things. I know a great deal has been made about this great red dragon with his seven heads and his ten horns, and a good deal of history has been read into that about kingdoms and so on. Well, if you like to take it that way you can, but it is a tremendous spiritual thing that the Church is up against, terrific spiritual force, and all that we have in the first chapters of this book of Revelation, if really understood, emphatically bears that out and shows what Satan is really after in his assault upon the Church. We may see just a little of what his object is as we go on.

Well now, this is what the overcomer is, the position of the overcomer, the vocation of the overcomer, and what the overcomer has to face. All that wants breaking up and bringing nearer home.

Three Aspects of the Overcomer

We can reduce it to a threefold phase. There are three aspects to be considered in connection with the overcomer. Those three aspects are a state, a position and a testimony. The position is the result or the issue of the state. The testimony comes out of the state and the position to which that state brings. Now, that sounds a little technical, I know. If only you could just sit down with that and think about it, you would begin to see there is a tremendous amount gathered up into that. It is against these three things or this threefold thing that Satan is so ferociously, cunningly, mightily set.

1. His State

(a) Righteousness which is of Faith

He is set in the first place against the state of overcomers, that is, the state of the Church as the Lord would have it. What is the state? It is the righteousness which is of faith. Beloved, find righteousness which is the very righteousness of God, and you have completely and utterly and at every point demolished Satan. You have got rid of everything that represents Satan, all the ground of Satan's activity, all the ground of Satan's hope. You have got rid of all that side of God's activity which relates to judgment. Well; Satan is overthrown once you find a condition which is God's own condition of righteousness, His own righteousness. In order to maintain his position and do his work, Satan must find a ground of unrighteousness, produce a condition of unrighteousness, get a people into a position of unrighteousness. You can go right through the Word of God and find how that one thing opens it up. Satan's strength is always in the realm where there is unrighteousness. Satan's kingdom is not just an official thing, it is a moral thing. Of course, rightly speaking, it is an unmoral or an immoral thing, but you understand what I mean. It is a question of moral state. We have to get new ideas about that word "kingdom". Do not let us hold on to this idea about the kingdom of Satan or the kingdom of God being something official, something set up with officers appointed to rule. This ruling the nations with a rod of iron, this kingdom, does not merely mean that God sets up a state on the earth or in heaven and appoints people to occupy positions of authority. That is not the case. That is official. This whole thing is a moral question. Satan's kingdom falls immediately you find a state which is the righteousness of God. He has no more power when you come to that position.

I said that all that activity of God on the side of judgment is finished when you find the state of God's righteousness. You have that classic illustration in the case of Abraham and the cities of the Plain. God announced through His messenger that He was going to destroy the city, and Abraham entered into a controversy with God. What about the righteous? Are You going to destroy the righteous with the wicked? God said, No, I can never do that. That would, in effect, be to destroy Myself. Then it behooves you, Abraham, to go and find the righteous and if you can find them, then I cannot destroy; I should be turning My hand upon Myself. Then off Abraham goes, so to speak, and searches high and low for a number which he thought would justify his appeal to God, would be an adequate basis for answering God's requirement, and he had to reduce and reduce and reduce. Five righteous! No, he could not find five righteous. Therefore God is justified in judgment. Could Abraham have found among the Sodomites a modicum of righteousness which is of God, God's power to judge would have been stayed. A tremendous thing is righteousness; the righteousness of God, not our righteousness. "All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags". There is no righteousness in us. No, God's righteousness is what is before us. Well, here all the way through from — yes, before Abraham's day — from Abel's day, right on through the whole of the Scriptures the question is that of the righteousness which is of faith. We recall Paul's tremendously comprehensive, closely-argued letter on the righteousness which is by faith in Jesus Christ. What a power it is!

Now, God's thought for His own people is that they should stand there, that they should be there as before Him, clothed in His own righteousness. What a state to be in! The very righteousness of God wrapping us round, so that, as God looks at us, He sees nothing but His own righteousness, and nothing of what we are by nature. Oh, do not let us think this is too elementary, beloved. This is an ultimate thing, this is one of the big issues for the overcomer at the end, and it is on this that Satan is fighting to the last. If he can get you or me or any child of God into the place where they lose that ground of faith, that ground of confidence, and accept condemnation under his accusations, he has won. If he can meet one child of God who, despite all the accusings and all the stirring up of nature and all that Satan, the great red dragon in fury and cruelty and hatred and accusation and power can bring upon him, none the less stands his ground in faith, and says, Yes, all that, all that may be true, yet in God's eyes, because of faith in Christ Jesus, I am a partaker of His very righteousness; Satan is defeated. That is the overcomer. It is a matter of a state by faith.

What is it that Satan is after with us? To destroy us? No, not in the way in which we sometimes think. He has one bull's-eye to his target and that is the faith which relates to the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. That is his objective and that is why righteousness is given the simile of a breastplate. You will remember the word that we have in Isaiah 59:17, "He put on righteousness as a breastplate". Again, in Eph. 6:14, we have the expression "the breastplate of righteousness". Here, you see, the very vitals of our spiritual being are involved — "the breastplate of righteousness". It is the covering for the heart. But what do we mean by the covering of the heart?

Well, let us look at one or two passages and we shall soon see what is meant. In the letter to the Hebrews, we have it very clearly explained in other language, "...which is a figure for the time present; according to which are offered both gifts and sacrifices that cannot, as touching the conscience, make the worshipper perfect. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish unto God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Heb. 9:9,14).

It is a question of conscience. It is right there in the heart. You have a bad conscience, you feel uncomfortable in your heart. How are you going to deal with this evil conscience? Oh, what a word is this! Let us look at it again, "...that cannot, as touching the conscience, make the worshipper perfect." "As touching the conscience"! Do hold on to that. As touching the conscience, made perfect. That is the question at issue, that is what God is after. Now it says of these sacrifices and offerings which were but symbols, that they never could effect that, but "the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish unto God", cleanses the conscience. This is the making of the conscience perfect. How does the Blood of Christ effect this? Righteousness is in that Blood. That Blood is the incorruptible nature of the Lord Jesus. Incorruptible! I always like to stay with that word. It is not just uncorrupted but incorruptible nature, nature which cannot be corrupted, which is beyond the power of corruption. "Which of you accuseth me of sin?" Was ever a man able to challenge the world on that wise? "Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption" (Psa. 26:10). Impossible! That follows this statement: "Whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David saith concerning him... Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption" (Acts 2:24,27). Death had no power over Him because there was no corruption. Incorruptibility is the destruction of death's power.

Now the Blood of Jesus Christ is the value of God's own righteousness, and Satan is against the Blood because it is the righteousness. The appropriation of that precious Blood, the appropriation of that Divine righteousness by faith, is the thing which is going to destroy all the power of Satan. "They overcame him because of the blood." If you like to change the word, you can. The change will only be with regard to one aspect. The Blood is all-inclusive, but you can change the word for present purposes and say, They overcame because of the righteousness which is of faith. That is the word of their testimony, a breastplate covering the very conscience, defending the conscience. How are we going to defend our consciences against the Accuser, whose one object is in some way to bring us again under condemnation in our own conscience, to accept condemnation in our own hearts? How are we to meet that? How are we to defend ourselves against that? By the breastplate of righteousness, His righteousness, His incorruptible nature which is for us before God through faith.

You will see that I am tremendously convinced of the necessity of a word like this. You may think it is the elementary Gospel. It is that, but it is something more than that. We shall find as we go on that Satan will endeavour to wear us out, and to wear us out on this wise, by pressing upon us our own unworthiness, our own wickedness, our own sinfulness, our own awfulness, all that we are that we would not and should not be, all that we are not that we would be and should be. He will never give up playing on that ground. If ever you entertain a thought, to say nothing of employing words about fighting Satan, meeting the adversary, victory over him, remember that it is on this wise. This is no objective fight. You cannot go out against the enemy in an objective way like that. The fight is felt in your own heart. Those who can use very bold language about Calvary's victory, and all that sort of thing, may all the time just be the playthings, the pawns of Satan in this matter of 'victory because of righteousness'. In that matter, they may be altogether defeated. Well, this is where the testimony of the Blood comes in. You and I hold precious the Blood of Jesus. Herein is the preciousness, that it brings an end to Satan's authority and power. It is through the Blood that we come to the throne; and do not make that material and objective for the moment. Recognize that basically that is spiritual, spiritual ascendancy, spiritual and moral reigning. But if we do not come experimentally into that now, there is not much hope for us at some terminal point in the ages. We have to know something of this now. It is basic to reigning with Him. "They that receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life..." That is bringing a throne position, in a spiritual and moral sense, to bear upon the enemy now. Oh, the Lord cover this word in our hearts!

Brethren, if our heart condemn us not, what a strong place we are in and what a weak place the enemy is in! How can that be? "The blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish unto God, purge your conscience..." — "If our heart condemn us not..." So Romans 8 follows on Romans 6. The Cross in Romans 6 sees all the ground of unrighteousness purged, put away, and "there is therefore no condemnation".

(b) A Life Governed by the Principle of Righteousness

In speaking of our hearts, the very vitals of our spiritual man being covered by God's righteousness, in addition to a standing, there has to be a life which is governed by the principle of righteousness. So we find that word taken from the Psalm and applied to the Lord Jesus in the first chapter of the letter to the Hebrews, "Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." Do you notice the immediately preceding words? "Of the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." "Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity." That is a heart state. A breastplate of righteousness! This brass is to be a mighty strength of hatred against unrighteousness and a mighty strength of love for righteousness as characterizing the life. We have to be concerned and exercised on this matter of practical righteousness. Our standing is glorious, the state which is ours through faith is a glorious state, but He who was the Righteous One was governed by righteous interests throughout his life, and of Him it was said, "Thou hast loved righteousness".

I will not go further now, other than to remind you that this is what constitutes an overcomer. The very first application of that word was to Ephesus. What was the matter with Ephesus? "Thou hast left thy first love. Remember from whence thou art fallen." You see the principle. Fallen! That love, that first love, which is the love of righteousness and a hatred of iniquity, that heart matter has somehow become affected, injured, and it has brought them crashing down from spiritual elevation, from the heavenliness that is set forth in Ephesians. Satan is after this state. If he can get at that, he has cheated us of the throne, he has brought us out of the heavens, and that is what he is after; because the issue of this state, this overcoming because of the Blood is that "there is no more place for him in heaven". The dragon and all that are his hurled down! How? Ah, not by an objective battle, but because a people have come to the utterness of that position, righteousness which is of faith. They have come there despite every kind of antagonism and opposition, despite all the fury of the red dragon. They have stood there, taken that position, and they have come to the throne. It is against that the enemy is set. How will he achieve his end? Well, he will set the value of the Blood aside. He will do anything to take the mighty testimony of the Blood from the Church. He will somehow get the saints to occupy another position than that of the utter righteousness which is theirs by faith. The Lord save us then in the day of the dragon's fury, maintain us in this position. It is not something romantic. It is going to find us in our secret places. It is going to find us alone. It is going to seek us out in the hour when we are tired, when we are exhausted, when we are not well, when things are discouraging. The enemy will bring up all sorts of pictures and present them and say, You see this and that and that, and take the heart out of us, and then say, Well, you are wrong, you see! Then we begin to say, Well, it must be: we must be wrong or else this would not be! He works so subtly, and with cruelty. The dragon tramples upon the weak and has no mercy upon the feeble. The cruelty of the dragon! Oh, to get that vital faith, the faith of the Son of God! The Lord keep us faithful!

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"Be very careful whom you share your treasures with. How many pearls have you cast before piggish souls in the past, only to have them ground to powder?

The servant Paul the apostle was more than a new herald in the order of the day. He stirred up old systems and disturbed demonic religious strongholds. You must be ready to "power up" for years of opposition and hoards of religious factions and fractures of truth!

The past years of agony have been hard soldierly-like boot camp. Elite forces training. It will not go away. You must simply learn that it is My duty to do the fighting for you. Just be certain that you are only speaking, ONLY SPEAKING, what I have told you to.

Nothing more and nothing less.




If there is not the peace of the Holy Spirit resting on those who you are involved with…don't move into anything until the peace comes.

Gatherings and movements can feel real exciting and purposeful until conflict, control, and competition show up.

The apostolic and prophetic saints in Acts, fasted, ministered to the Lord, and then the Holy Spirit spoke. We have all learned many a painful lesson in the past from experiences of over planning, programming, and hurrying to help God out.

To everything there is a season …a time. Until you have a full green light, don't move. It will keep you from having to backtrack and...

…it trains in humility.


Ask yourself the following question. "Are you simply an acquaintance or are you working in relationship with others and those whom you feel are to move into a more Kingdom minded level of Spiritual intimacy with?"

Before I finish with what the Spirit of God would have me share in a final prophetic word, I am impressed to share with you the difference between the two words Acquaintance and Relationship


1. Somebody who is known slightly rather than intimately.

2. Knowledge, usually slight, of somebody or something.


1. The connection between two or more people or groups and their

involvement with each other, especially as regards how they behave and feel toward each other and communicate or cooperate.

2. An emotionally close friendship,



Spiritual intimacy can only be as deep as those who spend the time in spiritually intimate worship, waiting, and self-examining dialog with the Father and in relating to others of a like-minded heart. Not easy for busy human life!

Philippians 2: 1-3

1 If you have any encouragement from being united

with Christ, if any comfort from his love,

if any fellowship with the Spirit,

if any tenderness and compassion,

2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded,

having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,

but in humility consider others better than yourselves.


" Hear Me!" Cries the Spirit of Holy Grace and Mercy! I desire to move upon, in, and through each of you. Not one of you alone can endure the onslaughts of evil by standing aloof and silent. Nor can the most vocal of gifts among you clearly communicate all that I long to express.

Until each one is willing to step into the Holy place of pure relationship with Me and with one another, waiting, crying out, Yes - even waiting until I come and refresh, then the generation waiting in the wings will not fully come forward.

Until it is branded into your spirits that this era in time is for the saving of the lost, the redeeming of the wasted, and the release of the power of My glory, you will be so very very frustrated by the heaviness that doggedly harasses your soul.

What I ordain, I cover.

What I command, I give direction to.

Be certain that you have heard what I am saying. I am fully aware of the weariness and fatigue you have been experiencing. Heavier than anything you can recall from the past.

Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering,

as though something strange were happening to you!

1 Peter 4:12

There are many many others globally who are also still wrestling out of the cocoon in new birth and are suffering also.


Hellish warfare will be a normal activity in the days ahead. Unless you harness the power of consistent prayer and train yourselves in regular gatherings of passion in prayer and worship together, you will shrink back into serious doubt, anxiety, and dread when the trauma of warfare attacks!!


Awaken your mute tongue and give voice to My name, My power and My Kingdom Solutions! No weapon formed against you will ultimately prosper! My Spirit longs to declare wonders, to decree Justice, and to destroy darkness with your lips proclaiming from the spirit.

So is my word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11

Speak out in truth and in praise and I will step into your midst with the peace you have been craving and groping for. Quickly! Enter in before you reflect and exchange ideas. After I am given My rightful place of honor and adoration, then I will speak and give you clear vision and direction.”

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;

in the morning I lay my requests before you

and wait in expectation.

Psalm 5:3

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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You NOW!


The Kingdom Of God Is Within You NOW!

Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it. Isaiah 40:5

God's glory is going to be revealed in you and in me. His glory is going to be revealed as daily we are transformed into the image of Christ. He is changing us little by little and each day we are becoming more recognizable as the bride of Christ. Have we arrived, no, but we are being transformed by the renewing of our mind. We are being made new and becoming more like Jesus. His Spirit is moving in our hearts, stirring, transforming and changing all that is not of Him as we allow Him the pre-eminence in our lives.

Let Him change you! Let Him stir your heart! Let Him challenge you to come higher! Enter into His courts with thanksgiving and praise. Enter in. The Kingdom of God is within you. Indeed the Kingdom of God is within each one of His precious jewels and this truth is being revealed to His church. Walls are tumbling down. Hearts are being changed as we are being shaken out of complacency and realizing that there is a model for the new testament church and it is Christ in us the hope of glory. The new testament church and today's church are far apart and transformation is taking place. This shaking will forever change how we view the church. It will come at great price as the religious spirit is attempting to resist what the Lord is doing but it will be brought down.

Sadly love one for another is not readily visible in the body today. We may feel that we have arrived, but we have not come to that place of being willing to die for one another. We have not come to the place where we are willing to come out of our comfort zone and serve one another. We are still sadly far from being like Jesus but the bride will be changed into His image.

There is a remnant that have been refined in the refiners fire. Father has been cutting away all the garbage and removing self from lives. Sometimes the pruning does not seem pleasant but it is so necessary that we abide in the vine and allow Jesus to flow through us (the branches).

The axe is being applied to the root and we are going to be like Jesus and His glory is going to be revealed in us. The Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God indeed lies within each one of us. Do you see the Kingdom of God? Do you see it by His Spirit? Do you see what the Father is doing? Do you hear the wind of the Spirit blowing where He wants to blow. God will not be stopped. The storms of life are on all sides. The wind is blowing and picking up in its velocity and glory to God, Christ is going to be revealed in all His glory.

You are His bride. You are His precious jewel. Allow Him to flow and let the wind blow on you. You will be changed and transformed into the image of Christ.

Hear the wind blow My people. Hear the wind of My Spirit blow throughout the land. I am taking My church to a new level. I am taking her and moving within her and little by little she is coming to life. Pray in the Spirit. Walk in the Spirit. Press into Me and hear the wind blow. You will catch the wind for it will not stop blowing nor will it be contained. I cannot be contained or put into a box. Hear the wind of My spirit blow in your life today. Do not resist Me. Do not attempt to contain me! I am not in the four walls of the church but I am within your hearts. Allow Me the pre-eminence in your life. You are the temple of My Spirit. The Kingdom of God is within you. Transformation is coming. You will one day be the beautiful bride I have called you to be. I see you as perfect and you are being elevated to that place. Stand aside Me and walk in purity and holiness. Be transformed into My image by the grace of God.

Praise Me and magnify My holy name. Walk in love one toward another, seek the Kingdom of God first and My righteousness and all things will be added to you. Love those that are without, love those that are within and redeem the time for it is short in the earth.Bring glory to My name and be reminded that the Kingdom of God is within you NOW. Move with Kingdom principles NOW. Move by My Spirit NOW. Love NOW. Repent Now. Have joy NOW for the Kingdom of God is within you NOW.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vision - Escaping the Spirit of the Age by Gary Dagazz


-by Gary/Dagazz.

Vision of the Present and Coming Western Church - 06-05-11:

I saw the people of God scattered in dark foreboding waters. They

were broadly scattered and mostly trapped into an apathy of the

status quo. As I looked I could see that many were comfortable

being scattered and overcome by the spirit of the age, but I sensed

a storm was about to shake many out of their apathy and awaken

them to repentance and revival.

As the sea began to roar in the coming storm I was able to see

that many individuals were alone, discouraged and struggling as

the waves and wind began to beat upon them. Some began to

realize the bondage and danger they were in and call out to God,

seeking a way of escape, many had begun to seek out others in

the tossing waves and together they had managed to keep their

heads above the swelling storm and encourage each other to

hope and trust in Christ.

I was fascinated and moved with empathy and compassion as I

saw my brothers and sisters struggle and endure; what I saw

happen next amazed me. Those who began to seek a way out of

this ocean of bondage were lifting their heads, seeking their Lord,

seeing a glimmer of the revelation of His kingdom, power and glory

and beginning to move towards the brightening land that was visible

on the horizon of the dawning day. Those that did this were for a

time fighting for their lives as the waves tried to push them down,

crashed over their heads as the wind stung their faces and sought

to blind them to the hopeful vision they were beginning to see.

Those who didn’t struggle had no such drama and were carried

along by the storm, spared the battle that these others were

going through. Some struggled for a time, became discouraged

that things seemed to get worse and lay back, defeated in the dark waters.

As I watched those that refused to quit, it was as if these

persevering, praying, struggling saints suddenly became vessels,

like small fishing skiffs, or mullet boats as we call them. The wind

and waves tried to sink these vessels but as they got their bearings

and began to steer the course towards the growing glory, the bows

of the boats rose above the waves and the wind filled the sails and

sped them towards their destination. Because they had persevered

and not been thrown off course these people began to rejoice in

the stability and freedom they were experiencing now they had

escaped the clutches of the raging sea.

I was excited as I saw that this was God’s church that was being

raised up, those in the vessels were of one heart and mind,

focused on the Lord, His kingdom and glory and filled with hope

and joy. Some of these vessels would rescue others as they sailed

along and had soon grown into a great multitude. As I saw what I

believe the Spirit told me was the end time church, I was impressed

that they were what could best be described as a powerhouse of

encouragement, unity of purpose, prayer, proclamation and exhortation.

I saw one of these vessels cutting through huge waves that were

seeking to drown a group caught in the storm. A cry of intercession

came forth from the body of believers in the ship that had a power

like holy violence, it was as though the darkness was in an instant

driven back and the roaring waves scattered. The sacrifice of these

vessels, in seeking to save those lost in the worst of the storm

meant they had to turn aside from their straight path and the comfort

of rising above the waves, and again be for a time be beaten and

tossed by the storm, but love enabled them to endure this for the

joy of seeing captives set free. I was weeping as I saw this great

love and sacrifice for the sake of others being expressed by the church.

I then made two errors in comprehending what I was seeing, both

ideas were met with the rebuke of the Lord as they rose from my

heart. The first was that this church seemed to be free from leaders

as we know them in the church today and just seemed to be made

up of ordinary everyday people doing extraordinary things. I was

asked a question. “Have I not set in my church leaders, teachers,

prophets, evangelists and shepherds; for what purpose are they

given to the church?” I instantly knew my heart was wrong, this

end time church was not against leadership, but was in fact the

product of ministry gifts that are focused on maturing and mobilizing

the saints to be God’s people. There were prophets in the Spirit of

Elijah, convicting, challenging and proclaiming holiness. As I looked

closer I saw such people uniting families, diverse cultures and age

groups on the vessels they served on. I also saw teachers,

evangelists and other gifted leaders, all were giving glory to God

and proclaiming the Lord Jesus Christ. He was their head, their

vision and their treasure. None were elevating themselves above

the people, they were lifting up Christ and enabling people to truly

know and walk with God for themselves. One crucial characteristic

of these groups was that they were all extremely sensitive to, and

empowered by the wind of the Spirit, and were no longer fearful of

the storm or its power.

The other error I made was in determining in my heart to devote

myself to becoming part of the glorious church that I had just seen.

I was shocked that such a goal was subject to correction as I saw

it as a noble and valuable pursuit. I was encouraged to, “Seek first

the Lord and His righteousness,” and warned of the danger of

settling for any experience, movement or ministry along my journey

that would cause me to camp at a certain place of progress and

lead me to not continue in the upward call of God in Christ. I knew

that my carnal, religious heart could easily settle for less than the

fullness that God desires to bring to His church.

One tragic part of the vision was that in the dark stormy sea I could

see large crowds of people gathering together but seeming to be

at ease in this environment. As I looked closer I saw that these

groups of people were gathering around gifted and charismatic

people who held these storm tossed but united believers together

with their words, slick presentations and dynamic personalities. I

thought that they also would acknowledge that they were trapped

in worldly, satanic or other enslavements in this storm and find

freedom as others around them had begun to. As I considered this

I saw that during this time these groups would also gather new-

comers who were drawn to the big crowds and the bold encouraging

words that the leaders spoke. I heard many of the people trapped

in these groups encouraging each other that their church was

growing and that this was a sign of God’s blessing upon them.

They were also questioning the authority of these other believers

sailing past them to freedom, feeling they were not in proper

submission to church leadership. They were sadly comforted in

their blindness.

Some leaders did realize the deception they were living under and

turned from being the centre of these groups and began to humble

themselves and lift up and turn the eyes of their followers to Christ.

Soon many of these groups were becoming like the others that I

had seen, escaping the storms, being mobilized in their true gifts

and callings and finding liberty and victory in their lives, with Christ

as their head.

I pray this will encourage everyone in the storms they are facing

or about to face.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Heavenly Citizenship!


Tomorrow the census is due in the nation of Canada. The government requires the Canadian people to fill one in so that they have a record of things pertaining to the people. In scripture we read about Joseph and Mary also having to go to another town to fill out their census. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Luke 2:2 Everyone went to his own town to register. (Luke 2:3) Joseph and Mary had to travel to Bethlehem because of their lineage and it was a distance away. Today one does not need to leave their town and I only need to walk a few blocks away or fill it out online. Life is simpler or so I realized after reading this today.

Mary was carrying the son of God in her womb on this difficult journey. As I go to deliver my census today I too am carrying someone holy within me. That same anointed one, JESUS that was in Mary's womb is in my heart today. His spirit lives within me. Today hopefully I too will share my new birth with someone in the world and be used to touch their heart by faith.

We are in this world but not of it. Our true citizenship is in heaven and we are seated in heavenly places in Christ. All looks different when we see life from this vantage point and life becomes so much clearer. We are ambassadors representing the Kingdom of God and are His workmanship, here only temporarily until God calls us to our true home where we will rule and reign with Him forever.

Man's census asks if you have garden vegetables for sale and this is on the short version of it. Some people receive the longer one. God's would be looking to see if you are bearing fruit that will remain. Today let us remember our true citizenship. We are blood bought children of God and joint heirs of salvation. Citizens of this world temporarily but of heaven for eternity.

It is time to walk in your God given authority and carry out the Kingdom assignments as the Lord gives them to you. Fulfill your kingdom assignments with joy and let Him carry your burdens today. His yolk is easy and His burden is light.

Rejoice that your name is written in the Lamb's book of life.

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Phil. 3:20

Saturday, May 7, 2011

No Works, No Faith by Apostle Adrienne Williams

No Works, No Faith

People of God, if one desires to become that which our Father has pre-ordained them to be, then they MUST become OBEDIENT to GOD and the will of God concerning their lives. The more we decrease, the more HE increases within us. To tell God "YES" is good. However, we must understand that AFTER the "YES" comes OBEDIENCE and faith WITH WORKS!

It is good to say, "I have faith that I will become who God called me to be." But if we do not commence to work toward occupying our pres-destined space in Heaven and earth, then we merely have faith without works which is a DEAD faith.

We can not ask God to use us or continue to say, "I give myself away" yet when God calls, we do not answer! At this point in time, we should be exhausted at merely saying, "I know who God called me to be" but not moving forward to position ourselves to BECOME such and produce GOOD FRUIT for the Kingdom of God.

The desire and love that we proclaim that we have for our Father should very well override any hesitations that we have in obeying HIM. Yes, He certainly does know our hearts. But He also knows whether we are GENUINELY attempting to BECOME. IF we truly love Him as we say we do, then we keep His commandments. (John 14:15).

If we truly love Him, we will cease making excuses of why we can not serve God and simply begin to serve wherever we are in whatever manner He requests. There should be no more delay concerning our service to God in this season or seasons to come.

The hour has indeed come for God to glorify His sons and daughters that HE may be glorified through our lives!

Grace, peace and blessings,

Apostle Adrienne Williams

Friday, May 6, 2011

Teachable Moment by Apostle Adrienne Williams

(Thursday, May 5, 2011)

When I began my day today, the very first thing that I encountered was something negative which I almost allowed to set the template for my entire day. I had to TRULY seek God for comfort. He immediately commanded me to REFOCUS because I was allowing those negative words to take root in my Spirit which is something that we often unknowingly do!

People of God, no matter what is said toward you OR about you, you must KNOW that at the end of the day, the WHOLE conclusion of the matter is this.....we must FEAR GOD and keep HIS commandments. This is indeed the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV).

You, I, nor the next person will EVER be able to please everyone and we SHOULD NOT be found trying!

For it is written, "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." (Galatians 1:10 KJV).

When we have done all that we know to do that is right in the sight of our Father, then HE is pleased and we have done well. NEVER allow others dislikes concerning you to govern your movements. Let not your good be evil spoken of. Do what you know to be right and leave the rest to God. HE is your Source, Shield AND Protection!

Grace, peace and blessings,

Apostle Adrienne Williams