Saturday, August 16, 2014

DARK DAYS - JEZEBEL ON THE RISE vs. OBEDIENCE and COURAGE - “Prophetic Insight for Troubled Times”

By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit
 “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: 

My God, in Him will I trust.”
Psalm 91:2
Picture a reception area, an entranceway into the complete protection of the rest of the verses in that psalm. It is our “password” or--  “Way of entry” into a protective place when we say; “I will say of the Lord!”
As we proclaim it, as we say it, as we decree; “I will say of the Lord! He 
is my refuge and fortress,” we will ENTER in to His safety! IN HIM I will I trust!”
But how do we get to this point? 
I believe that we are at this place in time right now, where will we have to come to the realization that we must DWELL in the secret place of the Most High and live, exist, under His shadow.
For only He alone is Almighty and safe enough to protect 
The Scripture says,
“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back,
Is fit for service in the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)
We often flippantly quote this without fully acknowledging the seriousness of this statement.
We have seen again and again, devastations brought on by many failing in the body of Christ, from highly visible individuals to those working in the back stockroom of a business.
Deviant and secretive behaviors inevitably will be exposed and found out. Sadly many believers who have been called to walk the righteous walk, the walk that depends upon the Lord - and yet when he speaks, when he commands, when he challenges, they do not follow.

Psalm 32 verses 7-10 address this matter.
“YOU are my hiding place, 
YOU LORD will protect me from trouble, 
And surround me with songs of deliverance.

And the Lord replies,
I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should 
go: I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridal or they will 
not come to you.”

Unless the believing bride learns what it means to have a well worn path to the hiding place, the secret place, “secret” meaning - a place alone, hidden with the Lord), a place of uninterrupted dialogue, instruction, and worship, then she will continue to have public exposures on all levels and among all peoples represented in the body.

When we hide ourselves with the Lord, He instructs us.
He warns us about the 
trouble ahead. 
He sings over us, songs of deliverance and He rejoices over us because of our obedience.
On the outside, there was nothing that marked the Lord as any different than the common ordinary man except for one thing. He was separated inside. He knew when it was the spirit of the Lord driving Him into the wilderness, and also that it was not good to be alone for too long. Jesus Christ does not make “religious hermits” as Oswald Chambers states. He makes us men and women fit for a world as it is.
The narrow way I speak of combined with the solitary places of life, creates an incubator that the Lord can use. As we submit ourselves to his instructions in times of meeting with him in the secret place, he WILL instruct us as he stated! We must not be like a mule or a horse that forever needs to be prodded and forced into discipleship.
A true disciple, one who was willing to not simply be called, but follow obediently working with the Lord’s plan, will rarely have time to be self-promoting or shouting too loudly about their own, “divine destinies,” knowing that each day spending time meditating upon the Word of God, fellowshipping with Him in a place of rest and instruction is all that one needs for the tasks at hand.
The hallmark of true discipleship will always be noted and noticed by the discipline of one who has worn a well-beaten path to the place of intimacy and personal deep fellowship with the King of glory.


Our destinies for good or evil are completely determined by the voice we choose to obey.

…And obeying what He says, will bring 
blessings. Not always as speedily as our consumer minds prefer. Nor will they always come in the format our flesh would desire or dictate. But indeed, the blessings will come!

…Will bring many curses. It is impossible to obey God without first hearing His voice. His voice tells us what He expects and what He requires. And it is always for our good, and the good of mankind.
An entire organization can have a functioning Jezebel Spirit and then wonder why God never moves among them.
This can be a denomination. Many denominations were manufactured by Jezebel.  If you can't kill the prophets, divide them up.
This can be a movement.  Every move of God starts out right and then drifts off and abandons the value of self-examination and humility, which in turn, rejects the next pure move of God.  A Jezebel tactic!
This can be a church body.  If only the approved and “special team” have input, if church leaders put a stop on who can bring the word, if there is intention to control things, you got a Jezebel on your hands. And this stink will control every little detail of every ministry opportunity for others in the body. The spirit and rebellion of this type of person will sweetly smile to the “key” leadership, but shame, abuse, and spy on the sheep. And this spirit will lie!
Often, marriages of those with this behavior are in turmoil. Yet… They seem to be able to point out the flaws of others and never have their own confronted.
It can be a leader. This is why I honor and recommend an outside apostolic leader above a group board of elders or “core leadership” teams. Biblically, there is and was great safety and godly help for young churches and more established ones when the humble apostolic Father’s were called upon or were sent to bring loving but Godly order to the often upsetting events that would happen in daily ministry encounters.
Thank God for men of God who ignored Jezebel!  Who fought hard against the allure of her control! I know of many fellowships where she manifests with approval. She is evil.(It can be a HE as well!)
Don't let her in! And, if she somehow has weaseled her way into your fellowship, if you stand as a senior leader, if you are the Jehu who can throw her down, if you don't, no one will!  
Be strong. Be courageous. The life of your fellowship is at stake.
It will be hard, Jezebel is hard working, makes herself (Can be a Him except in the spirit) indispensable, uses emotion to get her way, ingratiates the power structure, makes it seem impossible to get rid of her, which is the exact reason why you must.
The words you will use about why you cannot throw her down are,
"You have no idea of all the things she does for me, how much of the load she takes off my shoulders, how much we would miss if she weren't here.  I don't have anyone to pick up the load of she is gone".
Dear Directors, Leaders, Pastors.  Allow me to introduce you to your houseJezebel.  You just described her.
Now THROW HER DOWN...  She is killing you and the move of God among those in your fellowship and relationships.

Psalm 109:4 reads: 

“In return for my friendship they accuse me,
But I am a man/woman of prayer.”
Jesus taught us that God forgives us in the same measure in which we have forgiven others. He said in Matthew 6:14 through 15 that if we forgive men their trespasses, 
He our heavenly father, will also forgive us. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither wills your father forgive your trespasses.
If there is a ministry, a foe, a friend, whom we do not forgive within the same measure that the father has forgiven us, truly God cannot fully forgive us.
We can get all the preachers in America and around the globe to pray for us and to pray over us, but we cannot force out the devil and darkness of our own unforgiveness. We give the enemy consistent access to our churches and our families as long as we “lord it over others”, hiding our own sin, pretending that God does not see.
In order to have the times of refreshing we are crying out for and are desperate for as believers, we must learn to rule and reign with grace.
Refreshing rains will not fall, and cannot fall in full glory, when we refuse to lay down judgments, manipulations, and self invented spiritual “rules” that do not run parallel with the King of grace who is the ULTIMATE Mercy bringer.

Mercy. It means to perform out of a desire to relieve suffering,  and is motivated by compassion. The action of forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within 
one's power to punish or harm. Mercy shown prevents something unpleasant or provides relief from suffering.

God will protect 
you more for doing this than any self-invented cover-up ever could. And, you just might regain relationships with those you have used as stepping-stones to your own deviant self-empowerment.

If we are indeed man or a woman of prayer, the test will come of that deep prayer life when your enemies surround you, accuse you, and often attempt to execute and silence you.

A man or a woman of prayer in these days, right now, will learn to sweep 
out iniquity, falseness, slander, and “hierarchical pecking orders” through goodness 
and humility.
This is a time to trust, 
to depend upon, to lean upon, the goodness of the Lord. To trust in His sovereignty more than ever. It is His right to define what grace is. Not mans.
~ Prophetic Exhortation ~

“And so says the Lord, the Spirit of grace, the Voice of Wisdom, and the only Almighty One. As you cry out for times of refreshing, for a change in the hearts of
men, for a move of my spirit across the lands of Earth, my command to you is that you begin to create an atmosphere where I may speak My plans according to My Word, and according to My prerogative.

I will lead you and guide you with enough light each day as you come to that narrow place with me. I will strengthen your weakened spiritual muscles as you dialogue in honesty with me and repent of foolish choices and foolish actions that have caused many to be shattered and shamed because you spoke out of a calling, rather than out of following my voice.
Begin to dig ditches in prayer. Become addicted and immersed in it, never ceasing. 
Prepare places where my rain may fall and cause a fresh drinking place for those yet 
to taste of my goodness, as well as for those who are thirsty within my body.
to dig ditches in dry places with humility and goodness. Lean upon me, trust in me, do not lean upon your own understanding, for you have well seen that having done this
in the past you have missed many opportunities to prepare a way of salvation for others.
“I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.” (Isaiah 48:10)
So comfort yourself, weary and tried believer with this thought.
Does not the word 
come like a soft shower, quieting the fury of the flame? Is it not a fireproof armor against the heat, which will then have no power? Whatever happens to you in this valley of weeping, know that I have chosen it for you.
If you still require an even 
greater comfort, remember that you have the Son of man with you in the valley. In that secret place with you, there He sits by your side. One whom you have not seen but whom you love, and whether you know it or not your friend sticks closely by you.
I will never leave one whom I have chosen as my own.
Great grace. Great mercy. Great promise. 

All these are yours, extended from my hand, and for you to extend from your hand. 

NOW IS THE TIME, to live out the heart and life of the servant as I lead you with the little light that you have now. It is all you need as long as it comes from me. It is a time to learn to march forward, to dig ditches, to prepare so that others may also drink freely with no restraints.
When I come and speak to you and move among you, I express everything that is pure and lovely and have a good report, and sin and uncleanliness depart.
Peace also
rains when I move with humble power.
Gentleness will be the result of my transforming power. 
Harmlessness will follow, for hearts that are touched by me are always meek and lowly. My grace is sufficient for you, and you will find it if you will seek it, and above all if you will express it.
Be strong in the grace that is in me.” (2 Timothy 2:1)

As a reservoir empties itself into pipes, so have I emptied out my grace for my 
people. Of my fullness you have received grace for Grace.
Grace is always available 
from me without price.
“Keep yourselves from overconfident, arrogant sins.” (Psalm 19:13) 

You will surely stumble if you look away from the One who is able to keep you from falling.

If your love is fervent, your faith constant, and your hope bright, continue 
nonetheless to be on your guard and cry out, “Keep us from temptation!”
seasons revolve according to my Divine appointment and man cannot change their
schedule. In the spiritual as in the natural realm, man’s power is limited.
 I alone can 
remove the winter of spiritual death from an individual or from a church.

Let me hear you say, “Not my will but as you will oh Lord! 
 As you yield, I will yield. 

Let it be, as I desire! As I will! 
Allow me to determine the best. Be content to leave your 
prayer and your petitions in my hands.
I know when to give, how to give, what to 
give, and what to withhold.
As you visit me in the secret place of repentance and brokenness, as the path
becomes narrower, seeking me earnestly and often times pleading, with humility and resignation, you shall surely prevail.
I am the light on your pathway.
And, I AM 
all you need.”

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~ Mary Lindow

Saturday, August 2, 2014

When Prophets and Pastors Are Blind as Bats by Jennifer Leclaire

When Prophets and Pastors Are Blind as Bats

Israel's Challenges During the Coming (Aug 4-5) Tisha B'Av Day of Remembrance for Jews

Israel's Challenges During the Coming (Aug 4-5) Tisha B'Av Day of Remembrance for Jews
Curt Landry:
Steve ShultzIntroduction to this word:
As we are rapidly approaching day 30 of Israel's, Operation Protective Edge campaign in Gaza and Tisha B'Av, I believe that it is important for us to be reminded that God's prophetic Word will stand true and that Israel will come through this war victoriously.
"Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):
"If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says the Lord,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever."

-Jeremiah 31:35-36 (NKJV)

This current conflict and war is unique among all the battles Israel has ever fought. If you look at this war from a prophetic perspective we stand to learn a lot from the situation. The enemy, Hamas, is battling Israel with tunnels, kidnappings, rockets, and media propaganda based upon a foundation of lies and deception. The Church-at-large would be well advised to understand that we are battling against the same tactics.
The enemy would like to tunnel into your life, kidnap your promise, and fire thousands of rockets over your life to create fear and anxiety... while the accuser of the brethren (satan) fills your mind with propaganda trying to convince you that it is all your fault.
As the Body of Christ, we need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for the United States (our leadership) to have grace and stamina to finish what has begun in Gaza. As a pastor of a church, we see people coming to our organization for deliverance. They need generational curses and the tunnels of their past "blown-up." They need the rockets of the enemy to be knocked down with an "iron dome" (the shield of faith). And they need to be washed by the renewing of their minds by the preaching of the Word of God.
Israel will win this war because the Bible says so. "He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep..." (Psalm 121:4). But Israel needs our help as watchman on the wall to fight against the propaganda war by speaking the truth about today... and the truth of history.
Tisha B'Av: A Time to Remember - A Call to Awaken!
The famous philosopher George Santayana once said: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In other words, when we do not remember history, we will repeat its terrors.
As the Church, we have been called to be a moral compass of righteousness. We are not called to be judgmental boasters, but rather vessels whose very lives remind our communities, states, nations, and medias that our God is worthy of all honor, praise, and devotion.
Jerusalem - The City at the Center of the World
God alone is the Creator of all. He builds temples, and destroys temples. He raises up nations, and topples nations to the ground. Our God is at the very center of our world, and thus He should be honored with listening ears and loving, obedient hearts.
"As the navel is set in the centre of the human body,
so is the land of Israel the navel of the world...
situated in the centre of the world,
and Jerusalem in the centre of the land of Israel,
and the sanctuary in the centre of Jerusalem,
and the holy place in the centre of the sanctuary,
and the ark in the centre of the holy place,
and the foundation stone before the holy place,
because from it the world was founded."
- Midrash Tanchuma, Qedoshim
via pixabay.comToday, as in times past, the nations are at a crossroad with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - the God of Jerusalem, the city He chose for His Name to abide. And we, both as individuals as well as citizens of the nations, will be judged by how we interact with Jerusalem - the city at the center of the world. (Photo via pixabay)
With Tisha B'Av - the day of commemoration of the destruction of the First and Second Temples - fast approaching (August 4 nightfall to August 5 nightfall this year), we have the unique opportunity to not only remember Jewish history, but also to examine our hearts and minds so that we do not, in fact, repeat the tragic events of the past.
So, we must ask ourselves these important questions: Are we making wise choices that honor our own personal temples as His abiding place? Are we honoring the Body of Messiah - the Body of Christ - by walking in love rather than offense? Are we honoring Jerusalem by praying for her peace? And, most importantly...are we honoring God, His Spirit, His Son - His Word who became flesh and dwelt among us?
King David expressed it best this way as he so humbly penned these words:
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth - if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. Psalm 137:5-6
The LORD bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. Psalm 128:5
Tisha B'Av - A Call to AWAKEN!
The Jewish observance of Tisha B'Av, the 9th day of Av (the fifth month of the Hebraic calendar), is traditionally an annual day of fasting and repentance, and is often referred to as "the saddest day in Jewish history." Tisha B'Av is regarded as a day when Jews from around the world commemorate the destruction of both the First and Second Temples (655 years apart) in Jerusalem - a date which marks many of the worst tragedies in Israel's history, both past and present. (Photo via enwikipedia)
Thus says the LORD of hosts: "The fast of the fourth month, the fast of the fifth [Tisha B'Av], the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah. Therefore love truth and peace." Zechariah 8:19
Demonic powers have left a distinctive mark on Israel's history during this season. However, I believe that instead of the Body of Messiah expecting the worst, we need to awaken to our preemptive prophetic power and authority to dismantle these demonic cycles.

Recorded below is an abbreviated list of many of the historical accounts of demonic activity recorded on Tisha B'Av:
. 2448/1312 BC - Spies return from 40 days in Israel with evil reports of the Land of Israel. Jewish people cry in despair, give up hope of entering the Land of Israel.
. 3340/421 BC - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians, under Nebuchadnezzar. About 100,000 Jews killed during invasion. Exile of remaining tribes in southern kingdom to Babylon and Persia.
. 3830/70 AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans, under Titus. Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease. Over 1,000,000 Jews exiled to all parts of the Roman Empire. Over 100,000 Jews sold as slaves by Romans. Jews killed and tortured in gladiatorial "games" and pagan celebrations.
. 3892/132 AD - Bar Kochba revolt crushed. Betar destroyed - over 100,00 killed.
. 3893/133 AD - Turnus Rufus ploughs site of Temple. Romans build pagan city of Aelia Capitolina on site of Jerusalem.
. 4855/1095 AD - First Crusade declared by Pope Urban II. 10,000 Jews killed in first month of Crusade. Crusades bring death and destruction to thousands of Jews, totally obliterate many communities in Rhineland and France.
. 5050/1290 AD - Expulsion of Jews from England, accompanied by pogroms and confiscation of books and property.
. 5252/1492 AD - Inquisition in Spain and Portugal culminates in the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula. Families separated, many die by drowning, massive loss of property.
. 5674/1914 AD - Britain and Russia declare war on Germany. First World War begins. First World War issues unresolved, ultimately causing Second World War and Holocaust. 75% of all Jews in war zones. Jews in armies of all sides - 120,000 Jewish casualties in armies. Over 400 pogroms immediately following war in Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Russia.
. 5702/1942 AD - Deportations from Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp begin.
. 5749/1989 AD - Iraq walks out of talks with Kuwait.
. 5754/1994 AD - The deadly bombing the building of the AMIA (the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina), which killed 86 people and wounded some 300 others.
[The above list was compiled by: Ohr Somayach Institutions]
. 5765/2005 AD - Gush Katif expulsion [my addition].
As you can see, a negative history tries to repeat itself time and again during this season and, more particularly, on this day. However, as intercessors and prophets, I believe that the Lord is calling us to awaken to the arrival of Tisha B'Av.
If we are spiritually aware of the history surrounding this day, we can walk in humble repentance and declare the Lord's protection in advance in order to prevent further destruction. (Photo by Linda Harris-Iorio The Voice of God Thunders. Blow the Trumpet in Zion via
The Lord is calling us to be educated! He is calling us to awaken! And with this awakening we can break the evil cycles of the enemy. We are being called to repent as Jewish and Gentile Believers in Yeshua - as the One New Man.
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of Heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Acts 17:24
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 1 Corinthians 3:16-18
Open Up the Fountains: Immersion!
But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14
Often we view warfare and intercession as decrees and declarations. And, while I do believe that the Lord is calling us to proclaim His Word over this season, proclamations do not take the place of repentance.
As we read the list above, we can see that the Church is not innocent when it comes to the history of Tisha B'Av and the Jewish people. And in honor of the memory of all the horrific events that took place during this season, including the crusades and pogroms, the Lord is calling us to not only remember, but also to repent. Remembrance and repentance hinders a repeat of negative history between the Church and Israel.
Repentance Opens the Doors of Restoration!
via pixabay.comRepentance opens doors for us to be restored. Through House of David Ministries in Fairland, Oklahoma, the Lord has called us to open-up a fountain, a literal pool to cleanse His temples. This is a place of repentance; a place of refreshing and empowerment; and a place of deliverance and restoration. (Photo of House of David Immersion Pool via The Elijah List)
In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. "It shall be in that day," says the Lord of hosts, "that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land." Zechariah 13:1-2
In this season I believe that God is asking us to allow ourselves to be immersed; thereby, allowing Yeshua to open up an inner fountain within us. Cleansing us from the idolatry that leads us astray and destroys our temples.
It is our heart's cry that many tribes and denominations would be represented at House of David's Immersion pool. And it is our prayer that the Lord would pour out His Spirit, cleanse His living temples, and heal His people in this hour of need, so that His Body can reach a hurting world with the love and salvation of Yeshua! (House of David's next immersion will be held on Friday, October 3rd on Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement and Repentance.)
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Rabbi Curt Landry
Founder, Curt Landry Ministries

Curt Landry is the founder and CEO of Curt Landry Ministries, an apostle and founder of House of David Ministries, and the acting CEO of My Olive Tree. Curt and Christie Landry travel extensively operating in the gifts of healing, signs and wonders, and teaching about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the One New Man. Curt is also active in raising support for Israel throughout the Evangelical community as he desires to be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church.
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