Posted: 2008-01-26 23:04:49
Posted: 2008-01-25 19:51:41
Please read thoughtfully (written from a different culture). May have to let these thoughts sink in and then read it again a second time.
VISION – “RAIDERS of the AIRWAYS”
-by Swarna Jha. (Bombay, India)
I saw this vision around the end of November 2007....
High over America was a vast dome that covered the entire nation.
It looked like a giant spider's web.
As I looked closely I saw that most gaps had been filled with
concrete and the web was now black with dust and dirt.
I saw that there were gaps, through which fresh air came in.
The constant Broadcasting of filth had created the web, but I saw
that there were those that did not broadcast filth, and the truth of
their broadcasts was preventing the concrete spider's web from
closing up completely.
There was Christian filth and non-Christian filth, being broadcast
over the airways.
Those broadcasting the truth, when few wanted to hear it in the
nation, were scattered and scant. Their voices were drowned out
in the sounds of revelry and filth.
Those who loved the Lord cried out to Him. Resources were
scarce, and it was getting lonelier and lonelier being the 'lone'
voice of truth in America. Oft times people had tried to gag them,
other times, the Lord Had had them sit in silence.
Suddenly there was a deafening sound. The dome was caving in.
Raiders of the Airways, from other nations, were air-dropped into
America, as were many armors, so that those God lovers, who
had been or were yet to join broadcasting/publish/ or do anything
media related, were protected in an armor that was fully fitted to
do the Works of God.
As I looked at America, I saw that great changes were taking
place in the media. I saw clenched fingers, held tightly in a fist.
This was the fist of those who for years had controlled christian /
non-christian media. I saw a wooden foot ruler (12 inch scale)
descend from the sky and rap this clenched fist so hard that the
fingers were now no more tightly clenched, but they opened up. I
understood within the vision that monopolies in Media would be
broken. As the fingers unfurled, I understood, that there would be
openings for new entrants, or the established smaller ones who
were earlier considered 'inconsequential/irrelevant,' into every form
of media in areas where there had previously been an airtight control.
Underneath the surface, whilst media looked the same from above,
below many changes were taking place. The tastes of many were
changing. Quietly, from within, people were becoming more and
more suspicious of media, its style of reporting and the insult to
the intelligence of the viewer/hearer/reader, by the programming.
Christians and non-Christians were beginning to want something
more substantial. Christians were becoming hungry for the Truth.
( I had already typed up to here on 5th December 2007. Aired on
the 2nd of January, in an interview with TRUNEWS, I shared those
parts which I had not got round to typing, but had jotted down the
notes on paper)
Continuing with the vision, I saw.......
Those who had been making public their message of truth, in
America were the Nathaniels, in whom was no guile. They spoke
forthrightly, and many Americans accused them of being 'traitors',
'blasphemers' of the system the nation so revered.
THE ENVIRONMENT THE NATHANIELS WERE WORKING IN
These remnant in America who spoke the truth at times felt lonely,
rejected and many many times 'threw in the towel', for I saw a
vision flash of the towel being thrown back at the remnant, by the
Lord. God by His Grace had not allowed the remnant to give up, or
resign. He Had Kept them going.
But now I saw in this vision that though on the surface American
media looked exactly the same as it had done for years,
underneath the surface many changes had already taken place
and would continue.
God lovers had left the 'church' system and were compelled in
their spirit to speak out against the lies, the false doctrines, the
greedy leaders, the mammonites. They boldly aired their views
and refuted the lies of the church and the government of the nation.
These Raiders of the airways, who constantly preached the truth
and fought against the lies aired on TV, Radio, the Internet, the
so-called 'churches', had by their ministry of countering such
ever-increasing lies, slowly but surely found that they were not
alone in the desire for hearing the truth. When these Raiders of
the Airways had first begun to fight the lies, they did not do a
'market research' to see if there was a 'market' for the truth; they
spoke, wrote, aired, and shared the truth, because they knew that
they knew that truth MUST BE SHARED.
Whilst the dry-ones continued on writing and airing their
E-manuals, knowing not EMMANUEL, these Raiders of the
Airways, the truth lovers, spoke, wrote, shared, with some
urgency all that the Lord had laid on their hearts. Their messages
had been to prepare, to equip the saints for the coming hour.
Many in the land, due to the growing hunger for the truth in people,
had grudgingly 'aired/shared' part truth on their forums, radio
stations, Internet blogs, sites, forums, fearing like Saul, that if they
did not do so the people would leave.
These compromisers had in this way, propagated mixture. From
their platforms they shared false prophecies, and true prophecies,
false doctrines and some true doctrines, so when their listeners
and patrons heard/saw/read their 'wares' they became even more
confused than before. Such 'vendors' of mixture did not understand
that it would have been far better to shut down their sites, forums,
radio/TV. stations than air such mixture. I saw that those hungry
for the truth slowly but surely moved away from those who
persistently aired 'mixture.'
I saw that in America and world over, a process of elimination
continued. People who sought the truth separated from the profane,
they who were tickled stuck with the filth.
The patrons/listeners/readers/viewers who remained with such as
these became contributors of so much filth, that now the
moderators/webmasters and TV and radio station owners, were
despairing. They were trapped in the filth; the monsters they had
created were now out of control.
Yet, donations from the undiscerning kept them going, and as they
knew no other occupation but to vend filth and mixture, they would
drag it as far as it would go. Shutting down or repenting publicly
and changing drastically was not an option for these as they had
too much at stake.
"As long as the gospel is preached, who cares what methods we
use?" is how they consoled themselves.
Some were unaware that a 'coup' had taken place, and though
they were owners of sites and stations, the employees/
moderators/public who loved mixture had taken over their platforms,
without accountability and rendered the webmasters and owners
of TV/radio stations/print media etc., as mere puppet heads of
such platforms, which they had once hoped would be for airing the
truth. Such media-platform owners would occasionally rise up, like
a drunken man in a stupor and speak or point to some truth but
then soon be pushed back into the corner by the public 'demand'
I saw mixture mixture mixture.
Those who had used their media-platforms to vend/send mixture
now appeared 'helpless' and did not do anything to transform/change.
Repenting, Closing down was not an option for these. These would
continue as long as they could, for like Pilate, they would say to
their detractors, "What is truth?"
Strangely, these who promoted mixture became set in their ways
and rather wasted precious time and resources warning against
those who spoke and aired the truth. I saw that this they did out
of jealousy and insecurity.
Since 2006, I have been seeing infiltrators/spies sneak into various
Internet sites/forums. The Pharisees wanted to convert the 'cheap
grace' preachers and the 'cheap grace' preachers, the Pharisees.
Now I saw infiltrators in the governments world over and infiltrators
in the Church.
I saw that in the guise of wanting to learn and hear the truth,
infiltrators/spies had even invaded the domain of the Raiders of the
Airways. But the truth lovers, would in due course of time, by
godly discernment and godly shrewdness, deal with them....
VISION: “THE EAGLES ARE GATHERING”
19TH SEPTEMBER 2007
All over the world, I saw some teachers teaching in churches, in classrooms, outdoors, all over.
These teachers were anointed of God and brought excellent teachings, rooted and grounded in the Word of God. Their teachings could not be faulted, they were balanced and timely.
On the window sills, of all these places of teachings, writings, recordings, sat many eagles. They listened attentively to all that was being taught and were thrilled to hear such balanced sound teachings.
The teachers taught on prophets and prophecies, they taught on biblical foundations, they taught on true and false prophets, they taught on how to weigh prophecies.
All teachings by these anointed ministers were excellent and encouraging to those who heard them. At the end of the lessons many eagles would open their beaks wanting to ask certain questions, but the questions would not come forth clearly, in a language that the teachers could understand, and what did come forth sounded odd and somewhat incoherent to these anointed teachers.
After the eagles had heard all these teachings they flew up in the open skies. The teachings had blessed them they had no doubt about that. And yet, they had not received any clear responses from the teachers to the questions they had struggled to ask.
Flying up in the open skies, many young and old felt lonely. The old did not know it, but they had within them many answers and the young had many questions.
Suddenly as the eagles flew scattered here and there in the skies, something a distance away from them whizzed past at great speed. The older eagles each flew to a rock and stood there, they did not see what had whizzed past, but sensed definitely that something had just happened. If only they knew what had just happened to make them feel this way, they would understand what to do about it. How they longed to know! They knew that God was Saying something to them through this ‘feeling’ this ‘sensing’…..…..but what? They were sensing something in their spirit, what was it? Was it good tidings? Or was it a warning?
An eaglet that was flying closest to that, ‘something’, which had whizzed past in the sky, saw what had whizzed past it, but could not understand what it signified. O! How the eaglet longed to know!
The eaglet was crest-fallen.
The older eagles were puzzled.
The eaglet flew from class to class where the anointed teachers were teaching. But none could understand the eaglet’s speech. The eaglet kept saying, “ I feel I feel I feel so low……….……as if………...”
Other eaglets and young eagles also went to the teachers and said, “ I feel………..I feel……I feel so low……….as if ………Oh! Tell me what’s wrong with me!”
As anointed as the teachers were, they were out of their depth, they could not answer the eagles.
Disappointed this little eaglet flew off back into the skies, and heard clearly the Lord Saying, “Go to that rock, you will find an older eagle there. I will Answer your question through him”.
The eaglet flew to the rock and just as the Lord had Said, the little eaglet found the older one perched on the rock, gazing up at the skies.
The eaglet told the older eagle all it had seen up close but how it made no sense to him.
The older eagle listened carefully to all that the eaglet shared and suddenly his face lit up, as he understood what it was that the eaglet had seen and what it signified for all eagles.. What the eaglet shared, answered some questions, the older eagle had in his heart. His doubts were dissolved, by all that the eaglet shared.
Now having understood what the Lord had been Showing them, they flew off to find divinely, other eagles to share what had happened. What the eaglet had seen was not ‘glad tidings’, but a timely warning. All rejoiced that God had warned them in advance, of things to come.
Whensoever eagles were puzzled, curious to understand certain things, the Lord led them to other eagles, in this way, more and more eagles divinely found each other, and some part of the loneliness they felt, was diminished by such divine connections and communion.
The Vision ends here.
I would like to mention here that:
(Over a period of time, from visions I have been shown in the past, I have been sensing this for quite sometime that divine connections and gatherings are underway but will be much more pronounced and visible than before, and this particular vision confirms, that the time for this has now come)
Whilst the false prophetic and their ‘clubs’ are being torn down by right and wholesome and balanced teachings, by some very anointed teachers, the true prophets are mostly scattered due to the nature of the times we are in.
God in His Mercy will continue to Send very anointed teachers, who are themselves as skilled craftsmen, who understand well the Word of God and are gifted to convey their teachings with simplicity and with crystal clarity.
Yet, inspite of their great depth of understanding the prophetic, they do not themselves understand the prophets! They do not understand the day to day challenges that the true prophets face. They are not fully equipped to address the prophets’ struggles.
There are prophets who will not touch many of the books and teachings that are sold, in the ‘market’ by other self-proclaimed prophets, as they do not desire to learn from faulty teachings.
I believe the Lord is divinely connecting prophets that they may learn from each others’ experiences, their walk in the Lord, and from the skills that He has Given to each. This divine gathering is not that the old might lord over the young but that they may all encourage and enrich and exhort and bring timely correction to each other, where necessary. A prophet’s walk is sometimes lonely. Their lifestyle a little different. They go through agonies and ecstasies that those who are not prophets cannot understand, and would likely mock, or term them ‘insane’. The gathering of prophets is not to make them out to be as an ‘elite class’ nor is it to interfere with the unique message each brings, but the gathering is to enrich each other by their sharings.
Nor is it a gathering ordained by man, such too are already underway, started by the ‘good ideas’ of man………no, this which is referred to in this vision, is a divine gathering together of prophets in small and large groups. These are not exclusive clubs, but rather a place of learning from each other. These gatherings brought forth by the Hand of God will be abundantly fruitful, and will be a blessing to the Church. Strengthened in this way, the divine manner in which the Lord will gather prophets to fellowship with each other will also help sharpen skills, that each may serve better the Body of Christ.
It has been a lonely walk for many prophets and I believe that the Lord has heard their yearning/their need for fellowship with like-minded eagles.
This yearning and need has a divine purpose of God to bring prophets together to bring forth His bigger purpose for the Body of Christ, to come to pass through them.
Prophets will be divinely connected and be used in each others lives for the ‘dissolving of doubts’.
This divine connecting, at times will lead to what some prophets may consider just mere mundane sharing, but prophets beware, do not despise the day of small things. See with your spiritual eyes, and you will see the greater purpose of God, weaved into the simple, the ordinary which will lead to the extraordinary and have you gasping with excitement, thanking and praising God, for what it all culminates and unfolds into.
Nations all over the world were rushing to look like America. All the modern world that was aping America was beginning to look like Universal Studios. Fake sets, fake homes, fake relationships.
THE REMNANT WILL AIR THE TRUTH
I saw that the remnant in America understood the damage that the 'American gospel' had caused around the world. I saw that in small ways and sometimes in a big way, through prophecies, teachings, radio, and via every manner of media, spoken strongly and in no uncertain terms against the 'export of the American gospel'.
I saw that the Lord had already Sent some from other nations to America, and these too were Raiders of the Airways, for they relentlessly aired the truth.
Here I would like to share this vision flash.
VISION FLASH: RAIN AND ROCKET
Job 38: 26,27 KJV
26To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
In this vision-flash, I saw that those among the remnant, who had chosen any means of media to air the true, uncompromising Word of God, had been as rain-drops on a hot desert land. All they seemed to receive back was a vapor from the hot sandy ground.
Nonetheless in obedience they had stayed the course, though often they had asked the Lord, “What’s the use, Lord, is ANYBODY listening? Does anyone care? Am I the only one left in this land? Who is interested in the truth?
And like Elijah, the Lord Had Shown them over time, there were others, who had not bowed their knee to Baal.
These had often wanted to give up but the Grace of God Kept them airing the truth.
Now I saw that from being rain drops in a desert land, suddenly their ministries / work of speaking the truth, challenging the false and lies, took off as rockets.
PUT RIGHT AMERICA, PUT RIGHT
I think, around the early months of 2007, I had heard a word for the Body of Christ. 'Put right, put right, put right'.
I now heard it again in late 2007. This time it was ' Put right America, put right'.
I understood now within the context of all that I had seen and heard in my spirit, that the remnant who had been a lonely voice, in 'Desert America', would now be further equipped with powerful teachings and resources and they would go around the world and very specially to those nations that had been poisoned by the 'American gospel' and preach to them the true message of salvation.
I saw these remnant few wondering about who would listen to them, when in America, they received a deaf ear from most. The Lord Assured them, that their ONLY task was to put right, to go to the nations, warn about the 'American gospel ' and the dangers of believing and living it.
The remnant few were not expected to CONVINCE the nations, just tell the nations the truth, and if the hearers did not believe, and still chose to continue in the American gospel, then it would be UPON THEIR OWN HEADS, and they could not say that they were not warned. The Lord would Bring these nations to account.
I saw that: EVERY MANNER OF MEDIA WAS BEING USED TO 'PUT RIGHT' THE WRONG /FALSE TEACHINGS.
Whilst the truth lovers from America, aired or some personally delivered the true gospel message to the world, and warned against the filth that America was exporting, I saw the Lord also alerting such truth lovers of re-packaged messages of the false gospel RETURNING to America, via these very nations.
I saw that there were true and false preachers in all nations. I saw that though the Lord was Sending out many preachers from the world over, ( including India), to speak the truth to America, there was a warning that there were some false preachers, from nations such as India, Australia, U.K., Canada, Singapore, Argentina, etc, who were bringing back to America, a re-packaged message which was really the same old false gospel, that had once been preached to them from America, but with new packaging.
I also saw that now the truth lovers had to be careful, to warn America of such imports of re-packaged messages.
WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?
The Lord reminded me of this Scripture.
EXODUS 36:1-8 KJV
1Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
2And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: 3And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning. 4And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
5And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make. 6And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. 7For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much. 8And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.
It was God Who had stirred the hearts of the wise craftsmen, and it was God Who had Stirred the hearts of the people to give to His Work.
In America and world wide, I saw that 'churches', leaders, collected money for 'projects', but never said 'it is enough'.
I was reminded within the vision of the professional beggars at popular traffic signals, in Bombay, (who it is said are under the control of the local mafia).
I was reminded of how they knock at the car window and say that they are hungry, and need to eat urgently. And yet, even if you gave such professional beggars $500, they would not stop begging, but you could see them through your rear-view mirror going to the next car, same story................over and over again, because they knew not when to say ENOUGH!
I was reminded of:
Proverbs 30:15 (King James Version)
15The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
Greedy church leaders, just could not say, to the donors, " ENOUGH. You have given enough for this project that we are collecting".
Taking more than was needed had made them build more than was needed.
Posted: 2008-01-23 10:58:08
The Lord Is Jealous For His Beloved
She will chase her lovers, but not overtake them; Yes, she will seek them, but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, for then it was better for me than now.' For she did not know that I gave her grain, new wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold— which they prepared for Baal. (Hosea 2:7-8)
There is yet to come a time of grave distress, and you must know and understand how to stand with Me in the midst of it all. Those who seek their own way will not understand My hand of provision and deliverance in such times. Yet, those who know their Lord will do great exploits on behalf of My great and mighty Name.
I will reveal Myself through a people who long to reveal Who I Am, and not who they are. I will be seen by all throughout the land, but not all will come to Me. They will scorn Me for the distress and loss that will come upon many. They will despise the mention of My name, for I will not be to them the God who delivers, but the God who takes captive. They will not understand My ways, nor know that it is due to My undying love, that I will allow all they hold dear, aside from Me, to be as nothing before My eyes.
I Am a God that longs to embrace those who would simply come to Me for all their needs. I Am not a God who changes, or ignores the cries of His children. For My heart pities those in need of My arm of deliverance and strength. I will not close My ears to those who seek Me with a true heart of knowing Me and My ways.
I so long to hold My beloved and show her that I Am all that she has been searching for, if she would but come to My chambers, and allow Me to adorn her with My love. Oh the joy that she would know, unlike any she has known before. There is much I long to show her of Who I Am and how very much I love her, yet she refuses to come to Me, but runs after another who cannot satisfy her longings. I have got to show her that there is no other that can love and care for her as I do.
I alone Am God, and I do not change!
Therefore, she must understand the bitter heartache that comes to those who long for the arms of another. She must know that I alone can satisfy her every need, and truly she will know that I have done this, when the time comes. I will take away her lovers and that which she embraces outside of Me. No longer will I watch as she blatantly turns away from Me, and runs after those who have no power to deliver, no strength to hold her up, and no love that causes her fears to be as nothing.
I will do this, and must, for the time has come for her to know that I alone can deliver, I alone have the power, and that My love alone can cast out all her fears. Surely the time is upon you.
For those who know My Name…know, that you will be safe from the coming storm.
"I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the LORD. It shall come to pass in that day that I will answer," says the LORD; I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth. The earth shall answer with grain, with new wine, and with oil; they shall answer Jezreel. Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; then I will say to those who were not My people, ‘you are My people!’ and they shall say, You are my God!" (Hos.2:19-23)
All For His Glory,
Posted: 2008-01-12 05:24:43
- Weekly Prayer, Saturday evenings, 7 p.m.
- Des Moines Ministry Base Church, Sunday evening, 6:15 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa
Prophetic Forum Meeting
Posted: 2007-12-30 15:30:52
Excerpts from Revival of the Secret Place…. By Adam Cates, from the Banner (Fall 2007), Pinecrest Publications, Salisbury Center, NY
In a day when the size and sway of a minister’s public platform is the plumb line with which many measure favor with God, the Secret Place is being revived as part of God’s strategy for turning the spiritual tide in our cities, regions, and nation. There is a hidden army being prepared much the same as David was prepared to meet Goliath. Through the solitary life of a shepherd boy, David learned to be intimate with his Creator. That intimacy became the source of great faith and enabled David to overcome his fear and defeat his enemy. As an institution, the American church is losing its battle against the popular culture. Our evangelical empire is crumbling because we have failed to see that we are waging the wrong war on the wrong battlefield. The voices of prominent ministers have long gone out across the airwaves decrying the moral decay of the nation, but their sound has yet to break the bondages and lead a generation into revival.
I believe the Lord is raising up new voices with a new sound. The sound I speak of is an attitude of heart and spirit…a broken and contrite heart. These voices are being prepared in the Secret Place of friendship with God. The message will sober a generation to the reality of the bankrupt and meaningless lives they have been leading. The message and its’ anointing will produce a godly sorrow that will lead to true repentance. These are the prophetic messengers of our time, and God is giving them the key of David to open up what man’s wisdom cannot and to close up what man’s strength cannot. Those who give themselves to a secret life with God will be given grace to articulate the feelings of God’s heart to a generation that has been ignorant of their own inner workings and blind to the drama unfolding all around them!
So who are these hidden warriors? They are the ones who have abandoned the road of self-promotion and have not sought to make a name for themselves. Instead of laboring over public platforms of ministry, they have been diligently constructing a private platform of the heart where there is room for only ONE! In that place of intimacy and friendship with Jesus, they are being blessed with the grace of godly sorrow. This sorrow reaches beyond simple remorse for their faults and sins; it is the result of being yoked to the longings of God’s heart.
The Lord has a day of revealing in store. He will reveal those on whom His favor rests. The religious climate is such that many ministers are so preoccupied with the building of their own ministries that they have forgotten the end purpose of that ministry. The purpose of our ministry is to build up the Bride of Christ into maturity so that she will be ready for he Lord when He comes.
The time of leaders secretly covering their sin and weaknesses for the sake of the ministry is coming to an end. We will see large ministries crumble in the days ahead.
The Lord had rejected Saul long before David came on the scene. However, it was not until David and Saul began to interact that Saul’s fury erupted into jealousy and hatred for the Lord’s anointed. In Jesus’ day, the Jews were looking for a mighty King much like Saul when the Father sent them a humble Son of David. The Spirit of David is rising again in our day. Even as the Spirit of Goliath taunts and mocks the impotent Church of the West.
Let us be those who take time out to steal away with our Beloved. Let us be faithful to the little things He has placed before us, knowing that they are the stepping stones that lead us further away from our own glory and closer to His heart. Let us be those who revive the Secret Place.
Posted: 2007-12-28 00:55:51
1965 Prophecy by Stanley Frodisham, given in Chicago 5 years before he died. (also he was a friend of Smith Wigglesworth) (prophecy is not given in its entirety, for the website where I found it please write me)
With great judgments will I plead with the population of this country. Great darkness is coming upon the countries that have heard My gospel but no longer walk in it.
My judgments shall begin in My House, for I shall cleanse My House that it be not a partaker of My wrath against the iniquities of the cities. When I do cause My wrath to come upon the cities of the world My people shall be separate.
I desire a people without spot or wrinkle and such will be preserved by Me in the time of My wrath….
I am going to prepare you for the coming days by a hard path that will cause many to cry out continually unto Me. When temporary blessings are removed my people so often turn this way and that way but do not come to Me. Seek me continually and I will open up truths to you that you have not seen before, and these very truths will be such that will enable you to stand in these last days.
As you are persecuted, reviled and rejected by your brethren you will turn to Me for that spiritual life that you need (which will enable you to stand). For many will be tossed to and fro, men’s hearts shall fail them because of trouble on every hand.
Coming Glory—and—Deceiving spirits
When I visit My people in mighty revival power, it is to prepare them for the darkness ahead. With the glory shall come great darkness, for the Glory is to prepare My people for the darkness. I will enable My people to go through the darkness because of the visitation of My Spirit.
But I warn you of seducing spirits who will instruct My people (through false teachers) in an evil way. Many of these I will anoint that they in turn may purify and sift My people, for I will have a holy people. When I come I shall not find faith on the earth but in a few, for when the time of testing comes many will depart from the Lord. (But there will be a remnant.)
You will find that after I have visited My people again the way will become more and more narrow, and fewer shall walk therein.
Look unto Me and I will make you to perceive with the eyes of the Spirit the things that lurk in darkness, that are not visible with the human eye.
If you look to me constantly you will know when a good doctrine is given and when a doctrine changes (and is not of Me) and you will not be brought into it. At first there will be no mixture in what these people say but when the mixture appears then you will know that they are not right.
You shall know also the fellowship of My sufferings. There is no other way whereby you may partake of the heavenly glory and to reign with Me. My word says that if we suffer with Him we shall reign with Him. I desire to make these truths real within you.
I warn you again that when the glory shall be manifested the temptations shall be great until very few that started shall finish the course.
At times it will seem that everyone is rising up against you, trying to turn you from the course that I have set for you. If you will finish the course the Lord has laid down for you, you too (as the Lord Jesus did) will have to set your face as a flint.
Many of your loved ones and those who follow with you will seek to persuade you and try to turn you from the course. With many words that seem right in the natural…. Did not Christ rebuke Peter who would turn Him from the course God had prescribed?
Understand these two things and meditate upon them solemnly—the persecution and the darkness shall be as great as the glory in order to try and turn the elect and the anointed ones from the path the Lord has laid down for them. Many shall start but not finish because of the greatness of grace that shall be needed to be able to endure unto the end.
The persecution shall increase even as the anointing shall increase.
The Lord is leading His people and shall bring them into that place which He has chosen for them. The Lord has chosen a place for His people, a place of righteousness and holiness where He shall encamp around them. All who will be led of the Lord will be brought into this holy place. For the Lord delights to dwell in His people and to manifest Himself through His people. Let the Lord lead you and He will lead you in the difficult places.
Understand that the way toward the glory is fraught with great danger and many shall fall to the right or the left, many shall camp on lesser ground. But the Lord has a place of holiness and no unclean thing (shall be there). He desires to bring His people into great glory the likes of which have never been seen….
He will bring them through the dark places and treacherous paths…to a new place of grace and glory and joy unspeakable where He will indeed encamp among them.
Fear not the days to come but fear this only—that you shall walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord. I will do a work in My beloved that has not been seen since the foundation of the world. (You will be preserved) and you will be a preserver of His people.
The truths that I have revealed to you must become a part of you—not just an experience, but part of your very nature. Is it not written that I demand truth in the inward parts? It is the truth of the Lord expressed in your very being that shall hold you. Many shall experience the truth but the truth must become a part of you, your very life. As men and women look upon you they will hear not only the voice but see the expression of the truth. Many will not overcome because they are not continuing in my ways and because they have not permitted the truths to become a part of them.
I am showing you these things so that you will be prepared, and having done all, to stand.
Posted: 2007-12-20 20:34:07We hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season, celebrating the birth of Jesus!
"For there is born to you this day
in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.
And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths,
lying in a manger."
Posted: 2007-12-19 16:39:58
Chapter 8 of "Desiring One Thing" by David Nelson (pages 108-111)
The path of the Lord is not of this world, and it is not like this world. As we are being prepared to be a Bride without spot or wrinkle the Lord will show us again the “old path” that has always been His ways. Although, it will seem like a new path because few seem to be living it. The following are some outrageous and radical ideas that really are God’s ideas. How we will assimilate them into our everyday walks, the Lord will have to teach us this.
- “If you have two coats give to him who has none. (Luke 3:11) (But nobody lives this way?) “And if you have food, do likewise.”
- “No one cared about anything that was there own but they had all things in common.” (Acts 4:32) (But that is the opposite of the way things are today, people only care about what is theirs.).
- “Do not seek food and clothing first, all of the nations of the world do that, seek to do God’s will first.” (Matthew 6:31-33)
- “When you become a manager you love to lord it over others,” I’m the boss, respect me, I want respect and honor because I am over you. “All the nations (Gentiles) love to have this power over others.” Jesus said, my great leaders will not be like this.
- When you become a leader, the greater you are, the more you should be like a waiter at a restaurant and all others are as those who sit at table ordering food. Who is greater, the one serving the table or the ones sitting at the table ordering food? You are to be as a waiter as one of my great leaders.
- “When you go on a ministry journey do not take extra clothes, extra shoes, money, etc.”
- If people steal from you do not try to get your things back. The Scripture says, Him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.” “If someone sues you for your coat give him more, your cloak also.”
- “Lend expecting nothing in return.” If you give someone $10.00 expect nothing back, consider what you give as a gift, and so you will never be disappointed or mad at anyone when they don’t pay you back.
- “Woe unto you when all men speak well of you.” Wait, I want all people to like me, I want all people to speak well of me?
- Do you need to pay your taxes? In most instances we will work and save and budget our money. But Jesus said, in one instance, “Go down to the water, the first fish you catch will have a coin in his mouth, pay my taxes and yours with that.”
- “Foxes have holes, birds have nests, but the Son of man has no where to lay his head, no home.” The servant (you and I) is not better than the Master (Jesus), so do we think that we must have a home?
- Give up your homes, give up your jobs, give up your families (for a period of time) to follow the Lord. The disciples who followed Jesus (Peter, James, John, etc.) did this. Jesus said, No one who gives up these things will be short changed, they will receive good things back in this life and rewards in the life to come.
- Jesus said to Martha, in this instance, I do not want you to fix a dinner. Mary was right to sit at my feet and listen to my teaching, and you Martha, in this instance, should have come to hear my teaching instead of fixing a dinner.
- In Matthew 16:8, the disciples forgot to bring food on the boat in their journey across the lake. One disciple says to another, you brought the food didn’t you? No, I thought you did. Jesus said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that we have no food?” This is like saying, why are you concerned that there is nothing in your food cupboards at home? We need food, and we have no food and no money! Now Jesus is going to discuss with them the supernatural walk with God that we are to have. He explained to them, we had 5 fishes to feed 5,000 and 7 fishes to feed 4,000, how many baskets did we have left after each feeding? We had 12 baskets left after the 5,000 and 7 baskets left after the 4,000. We started with less fish for more people, and after more people ate we had more leftovers. Do you see the miraculous ways God feeds us, surely we can pull fish and bread out of the air if we need to for such a small group on this boat. It seems we need a bigger faith. God’s ways are not our ways. He is great and so mysterious and so good, and so we must walk very close to Him and know what Jesus knew.
- “Hate everyone and hate yourself too or you cannot be my disciple.”
- “When you are invited to a dinner take the lowest seat.”
- “Who are my mother and my brothers?” It is not my blood relatives, not my real mother, not my real brothers, but those who do the will of God, these are my mother and my brothers. Who should I respect and honor most, my blood relatives or my kindred-spirit brothers and sisters in the faith (who walk close to God).
All of these ideas have clear verses to support them and they are some of the hardest and strongest verses in the Bible. But they are very often explained away by Bible teachers because they cannot be lived easily, and each person reading them will have to be willing to follow God with all their heart and without compromise. If you took these verses literally you would be living a radical life that would be hated by the world. Jesus’ ideas were not of this world, they were a different way than this world lives or that our human nature or logic thinks. Everything here seems to be the opposite of the way the world does things.
Also see I Corinthians 4:9-13, "We are fools for Christ, we are despised, .... Even unto the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and have no certain dwelling place;.... We are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day." I Timothy 6:8-11 says, "But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content (satisfied). But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts that plunge men into ruin and destruction.... For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But as for you, O man of God, shun all this (flee these things); and follow after righteousness...." Luke 14:33 says, "So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple."
Posted: 2007-12-19 16:22:42
© BY:Betty L. Makris
The beautiful lights of Christmas
How dazzling and radiant they are
From Angels holding candles
To a bright and shining star
The first lights of Christmas
Lit the Bethlehem sky
A light came into the world
So men no more would die
Angels came singing
Proclaiming MESSIAH’S birth
And light shone round about them
GOD had come to earth
A lone star shone brightest
It shined to light the way
Right to the place
Where a tiny baby lay
The beautiful lights of Christmas
Announcing a birth divine
Filling the heavens with glory
The light of all mankind
Oh beautiful light of Christmas
Shine in our hearts today
Light of the world CHRIST JESUS
You have come to light our way
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Posted: 2007-12-19 16:22:35
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