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By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit 


The Message in this podcast is in the from of a spontaneous Prophetic Song of the Lord. While spending time preparing to share and minister, I was impressed to have the recording equipment running as I worshipped and waited upon the Lord.
 
This recording is unedited and was recorded 'live". It is a timely word to the Body of Christ right now as we are all sensing major events and many changes ahead. 
There is also a glorious time of adoration and worship right after the prophetic song in response to the Lord's words sung over His people. 
I think that you might just want to sit back and use this message and music as a time to enter into the Glory of His Hand!


 “HEAVEN IS WAITING TO POUR OUT MY GLORY”

Spontaneous Song of the Lord and Music 

© 2015

By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit 

 

Heaven is calling you child

It’s opening up, the eyes of glory.

Heaven is calling out to all

Who long to hear My voice

 

And I speak a word of truth in an hour

when darkness seems to rule.

Even though the world is lost in pain and grief.

 

Open up your eyes and see my face,

I’m looking for a people of my grace.

 

Heaven is waiting to pour out my glory

As I roll back the veils of ancient time

But first I need to see; your love is just for me.

And not simply of, the things I do through you.

 

It is a time - To look into the Master’s eyes.

It is a time - To look into the glorious skies of hope

And see…

…See Me.

 

So listen with your spirit man!

LISTEN with your spirit man

And raise up lives, holy to My Cause.

 

It’s not a time for dreams and wishes

No it’s not a time for that.

The time is now for those who will arise!

 

It is the season of MY dreams

It is the season of MY Destiny as King!

 

So look for the Glory, in each salvation story

That’s where I'll manifest, my Hand.

I’ll manifest across the land

 

Come into the Glory!  Come into the Glory!

Come into the Presence of my Hand!

 

Come into the Glory!  Come into the Glory!

Come, into the glory of My Hand! 


Duplication and sharing of this message is welcomed provided that complete source, podcast and website information 
for Mary Lindow is included. 
Thank You! 
Copyright © 2015  
"THE MESSENGER " ~Mary Lindow

 www.marylindow.com

www.globalprayerrooms.com

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“I praise you because I am fearfully 

and wonderfully made;

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalm 139:14

WE ARE STRANGE AND EXQUISITE CREATURES.

We can ache for God tremendously; yet find ourselves getting nervous if God gets too close!  After all, the closer God gets, the more we hear the call to be “unpolluted”.

It is both exciting and frightening to hear that call!


 A SHORT STORY

 “Once upon a time there was a little plant that was small and whose growth was stunted, for it lived under the shade of a giant oak tree.

The little plant valued the shade that covered it and highly enjoyed and relished the quiet rest that it’s majestic friend provided. Yet there was a greater blessing prepared for this little plant.

One day a lumberjack entered the forest with a sharp ax and cut down the giant oak! The little plant began to weep, crying out, “My shelter has been taken away”. Now every fierce wind will blow on me, and every storm will seek to uproot me!”

The guardian angel of the little plant responded, “NO! Now the sun will shine and showers will fall on you more abundantly than ever before! Now your stunted form will spring up into loveliness, and your flowers, which could never have grown to full perfection in the shade, will laugh in the sunshine. Many will say, "Look how that plant has grown. How gloriously beautiful it has become by removing that which was it’s shade and comfort!"


THE TRAINING OF THE SPIRITUAL COMRADE

We need to see that the Lord wisely trains his soldiers by calling them into difficult travels and service. He strengthens them through wildernesses and mountains. God knows that spiritually armed Soldiers can only be developed in battle and are not developed in times of calm. 

We can only become true seasoned soldiers of Christ when we train and serve in the preparation time of the uninviting, and at times "unfriendly"  surroundings.


TRUST FOR A SEASON!

It's all about trusting God in the end. Oh yes it is!

We often ask in the heat of difficult battles whether they are mental battles, spiritual battles, and financial battles…”Will He REALLY refresh us in this time of struggle?” 

His Loving Word says so.

 "For I satisfy the weary ones

And refresh everyone who languishes."

Jer. 31:25

 

 THE LORD IS PRODUCING STAMINA…

 …WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT!

"Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial;

For once he has been approved,

He will receive the crown of life,

Which the Lord has promised to those who love Him."

James 1:12

  

THE FATHER IS URGING US TO RUN TO HIM, TO CRY TO HIM!

He is there! Even in this fog of struggle, loss, anxiety, or even seeming success! He wants us to be desperate for Him and is training us to rely on His voice. To make our decisions based on His plan for the whole earth!

 

 TIE YOURSELF TO THE HAND OF GOD!

 Get a "rope of expectation" (the word of God) and tie yourself to it.

Hold on! The boding evil is nearly over!

 

"The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.

So let us put aside the deeds of darkness

And put on the armor of light."

Romans 13:12

 

INTIMATE PLACE OF COMMUNICATION

It would be a powerful opportunity for all of us to get on our knees in an “intimate place of communication” with the Lord, and refresh our commitment to purity and with a willing heart to yield to the bidding of the Father.

 

"They charge like warriors; 

they scale walls like soldiers.

They all march in line, 

not swerving from their course."

Joel 2:7

 

 LET OUR HEARTS WILLINGLY...

Give Him Room to Move Freely in our daily action in this Life.

We do this by clearing away or removing anything that feeds and pampers our flesh and our own concepts of the Kingdom.

 "No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—

He wants to please his commanding officer."

2 Timothy 2:4

 

WE PREPARE HIM A PLACE

A throne in our hearts, from which He can reign and activate His anointing.

" As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. 

But as HIS anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, 

Remain in him."

1 John 2:27

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 Duplication and re-transmission of this writing is welcomed provided that complete source, podcast and website information for Mary Lindow is included. Thank You Copyright © 2015 " THE MESSENGER " ~Mary Lindow

 www.marylindow.com

www.globalprayerrooms.com

 

If you would like to assist Mary in crowdfunding this podcast and teaching, it would be a great blessing to her and those around the globe who listen and grow in the knowledge of Christ and His love for them. 

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By Mary Lindow

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH A TRUE AND EVIDENT BREAKING ARE CALLED TO A NEW REFORMATION. 

A spiritual revolution that will shake the very substance of what they have experienced in the past.


THE LORD WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT HE IS CALLING YOU OUT OF THE PLACE OF WORRY, FRETTING AND EXHAUSTION!

He wants to “re-form” in you a fresh commitment and a greater depth of Mercy that you have not yet tasted from former wineskins. He has been doing a very deep work within the interior of your being. He has been dealing with you in private personal choices and practices. He has been calling you to a level of personal consecration in areas that at one time didn't bother you at all.

He is also separating you from some affiliations and movements that have begun to manipulate the power of the anointing for personal gain and glory and have left behind the character education, of a pure and honorable heart.


THIS IS ACTUALLY THE LORD DOING YOU A GREAT DIVINE FAVOR!

There is going to be a very real and public exposure of some of the people you have related to in past movements. Much like a repeat at Ananias and Saphirah. There is a masked financial greediness and manipulation that has begun to bring the loving hand of judgment from the Lord to those who have become toxic in the belief that they deserve more, because they assume that they are "anointed" more than others. These people are more interested in impartation rather than instruction and wise counsel and  - willing accountability. There is a publicizing of the “super apostle” that is drawing in those who long to be mentored and fathered, on the deception of receiving impartation without first being trained, in the price of what this calling will cost.


THE LORD IS CALLING YOU OUT FROM AMONG THEM INTO A FREE AND OPEN PLACE.

He is asking you to protect your families and to trust him, to bring you into a fresh newness in the calling he has placed within you.

The days of barely surviving to make ends meet are going to end. That is, if you make this step of removing yourself from the last "leashes" of identifying with past affiliations and moves.

 

 

THE LORD IS CALLING YOU INTO A PLACE OF DAVIDIC FAVOR WHERE YOU WILL RECEIVE FRESH OIL UPON YOUR HEAD AND A FINAL ASSIGNMENT FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF HIS GLORY IN THE EARTH.

You are called to be a reformer! Not a just a "reporter" of the things of God.

The Spirit of God is laboring and turning inside of your inner man to deliver you to a place of joy. Something that many have not experienced in a long time!

The Lord is shouting to you, "You are a father!  You are a mother! You are my vessel!”

 

THE DAYS OF PASSIVITY ARE OVER FOR THE RISING COMPANY OF APOSTOLIC FATHERS AND MOTHERS NOW EVER SO SLIGHTLY BEGINNING TO EMERGE FROM THE CAVES OF HIDDENNESS.

You are now experiencing the blazing upheaval of a spiritual Reformation in all that you wrestle with, and in every arena of your life. The fire sent from heaven’s refining furnace, changes the very environment of the spiritual revolution.

It's an illumination and it is lit to be a purifying fire! A fire is intended and planned by God to bring new life. So does a spiritual revolution! Fire devastates and so does a “Cross-focused” revolution.

The fire of the Lord does not allow itself to be trapped and controlled. A spiritual revolution is held in God's hands, and restoration fire must be tended to and protected from abuse. Man must take his hands off its development, but must stay with it to protect it and to fan its sparks and to keep the embers red-hot!

 

THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION BRINGS WITH IT THE QUESTIONING AND TESTING OF OUR SECRET ASPIRATIONS.

It brings out our best and breaks up and exposes our worst. A spiritual revolution is like a refiner's fire. It cleanses, it sheds light and it brings integrity and separation. It restores and brings everlasting and indestructible values.

 

"You listen when anyone in Israel truly feels sorry and sincerely praises with arms lifted towards her temple. You know what is in everyone's heart! So from your home in heaven you answered their prayers, according to the way they live and what is in their hearts."

 -1 Kings 8:38-39

A heaven ignited Reformation fire is like hell to the stubborn and ego driven, and it certainly burns the love of God into every devoted person! It is without a doubt the situation that happens when inside of us there is a personal "re-form-ation" of a softened and melted heart “remodeled” for the sake of the softening and melting the hearts others.

"He will sit and judge like a refiner of silver, watching closely, as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold or silver, so that they may once again, offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord."  Malachi 3: 3

 

A FRESH MOVE OF GOD NEEDS A MAN OR A WOMAN TO STAND IN THE MIDST OF ALL THAT IS RUPTURING AND CRUMBLING!

A revolution of the spirit will need people, purified from the need to be "publicly validated" or honored, to finally begin.

Moves of God are remembered and documented in the earth by its men and women, those who have the nerve to stand in the place or gap of change.

Those who will not allow the fresh streams of promise from heaven to be muddied with religious buzzwords, or glamorous advertisements! Reformation and revolution of the spirit must come God's way, according to God's point of view and intention, but they first must begin in a man's heart, where God does his deepest of works.

"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall

and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land

so I would not have to destroy it."

-Ezekiel 22:30

A man or woman synchronized with the heart of the Lord and leader of the ever-increasing kingdom! A man or woman who is devoted and set apart to be poured out and with a heavenly measuring cup!

A man or woman who understands this driving force and who also has the hell fearing power of humility, and welcomes whatever position God has adapted and called them to, according to the Lord's own measure of allowed influence and assignments to lead or instruct others.

"I will raise up for MYSELF a faithful priest,

who will do according to what is in my heart and mind.

I will firmly establish his house,

and he will minister before my anointed one always."

- 1Samuel 2:35

 

 

THIS KIND OF SPIRITUAL REFORMATION WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE 

if such a man or woman is trained through the weathering of life’s storms, learning to stand, and to stand without giving in to the pressures that taunt and attempt to wear them down.

A revolution and a brand-new clarity for being devoted to heavenly causes, will swiftly be ushered in when the people of God are brought back to a holy reverence over the price to be paid in prayer and personal sacrifice on every level, with the willingness to pay the price for the precious move forward to actually happen!


"Yet I am always with you; 

You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, 

and afterward you will take me into glory.

Who have I in heaven but you? There is nothing I desire besides you.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart

and my portion forever."

-Psalm 73:23-26


The world sees strength in the “actions” that man takes to achieve personal success and the size of his portfolio, his belongings and affiliations.

Christian beware!

 

IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE CALLED TO A SPIRITUAL REFORMATION,

it is known that actual strength lies in quietness and in the intentional policy of surrendering power, in order to be "Em-powered."

May we be found in this hour of extremes and shaking, to be men and women who value the treasure of a life trained and prepared, in the God appointed caves of weeping and solitude.

Out of these "clefts in the rock" there will come forward a company of Saints with the scent of heaven’s fire still on their garments of worship.

Look for the fruit of mercy in their hearts, and the evidence of a blessed and humble peace upon their faces.

These are the sons and the daughters of the Divinely orchestrated spiritual revolution.

"They will be called the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord;

And you will be called "sought after", the city no longer deserted."

-Isaiah 62:12  


Duplication and sharing of this message is welcomed as long as the complete message, podcast site and website information for Mary Lindow is included.  

Thank You! Copyright © 2015 

"The Messenger " ~ Mary Lindow  

www.marylindow.com 

www.globalprayerrooms.com 

www.marylindow.podbean.com


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AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM MARY:

Dear Readers,

Again, I would lovingly encourage you to please choose to listen to this message in the free audio/podcast form since it was taught and shared in a conference where the Holy Spirit enhanced the message, as well as giving a prophetic dream to one of the Pastors the night before this service.

 A supernatural confirmation about what the Lord was about to have me teach was expressed in the dream and the Lord gave the Pastor a song to sing in the dream as well which further confirmed the message!

You will be tremendously blessed when you hear him (risk) and sing this song at the beginning of this conference session.

 

A Prophetic Teaching

“HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE”

The Lord Is The Friend Of Those Who Are In Despair


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By Mary Lindow


So, I went with him,

And when we were climbing the rocky steps up the cliffs…

…My beloved shepherd said to me,


"Oh my dove, while you are there

in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock,

in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff.

 

Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice.

For your voice is sweet. And your face is lovely.”

 ~Song of Solomon 2: 14

 

I am starting this message with a few references from portions of the book,  

“Free To Be You: Living From Your God-Given Design”

This was written by a precious, humble and brilliant woman by the name of Sylvia Gunther. You can find more reading and devotionals on her website,

The Father’s Business

 

ALL OF US HAVE DREAMS IN OUR HEARTS that seem too wild or unachievable. To pursue them could mean great gain, but it could mean great loss and pain.

So.

Much like a rushing river whose power cannot be fully harnessed, we build walls to contain it, often without even knowing we are building them. We go through life bumping up against things, like the expectations of others, fear, and rejection that lead us to quietly start laying bricks, just a few at time, until one day we wake up and realize we have walled ourselves off from our own heart. We are no longer living out of our true selves.

But like all walls built by man to contain what they cannot control, the levee breaks. The wall crumbles.

 

The Creator, the loving Artist who was so intricately involved in knitting you together in your mother's womb, is longing for you to discover the masterpiece of you.

 

He desires for you to discover the joy of living out of everything he has put in you for life and godliness. This journey requires you to take the time to take an honest look at your story. It will require peeling back some layers to get beyond what you do to why you do what you do.

 

TRUE FREEDOM IS WAITING when you cease striving to fit into everyone else's box or stop trying to make everyone fit into your box for them, and become exactly who God designed you to be — a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of art.

 

THE PEOPLE AROUND US SHAPE US ALL.

How has that affected you? 

How would you be different if you were assured of complete freedom and affirmation to be who you really are?

To answer these questions we have to look at a few levels, such as family, friends, church, and community — levels of expectations, behaviors that we have learned either by force or in order to please others, and what we’ve been taught to value.

Under all these layers of expectation, there lays the true you.

The Master Artist knew the precise colors, tones, and brush strokes he wanted to use when he painted the canvas of you.

Some of us have allowed others to paint over that creation with their own agenda of who they need us to be. Vivid colors have been dampened and hidden.

Here is the glorious news!

The original canvas is still there, and God delights to strip away all that was not in his plan and wants to restore the beauty of you.

 

THE MASTER ARTIST SMILED ON THE DAY YOU WERE CREATED.

He dances and rejoices over you with singing, wooing you to join him on a wild voyage of discovery.

Will you accept his invitation? 

Are you ready to take an honest look at your own life to discover your true heart?


IMAGINE THIS!

There you are, struggling and hanging on for dear life, trying to find a toehold or finger hold to grip and hang onto on a steep climb. The sun is beating down on you and your ropes are fraying.

 

LIFE IS SEEMINGLY GETTING HARDER,

the world around you is swirling and shouting out bad news about terrorist plots and Ebola outbreaks, your job is not producing any sense of delight, there are fights in the family, fights in the church, you are tired, thirsty, beat down and afraid…

… And you don’t dare look down for fear of falling, failing or perhaps giving in to gravitational pull and just letting go.

You are sweaty; you are exhausted, and feel as if you have little to offer.

 

AND THEN THE VOICE OF THE ONE...

...Climbing not too far away from you, dares to say:

“Oh my dear! While you are hanging there in the clefts and toeholds of these rocks, let me give you a bit of shade, a shelter here under a cliff.

Let me see your face! LET ME LOOK AT YOU!

Let me hear your voice, I WANT YOU TO TALK TO ME!  For your voice is sweet to ME and your face is so lovely right now.”

 

As you hang there…

…Stunned at these words coming at you during this desperate attempt to climb to higher ground and to find rest and safety, you are shocked, doubtful and almost angry!

 

“YOU HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING LORD!

NOW? HERE?

“I am a desperate, weary, exhausted mess!”

This is the HONEST cry of a person who is in the midst of adversity that threatens to sweep them away.  

The reasons for broken heartedness are more numerous than I have time or space to address.

My intention is to show you that the Lord is the friend of those in despair.

 

THE LORD IS YOUR REFUGE DURING THIS TIME.

Do not be mislead into believing another human can address the healing needs of your soul, for only THE LORD can see the extent of the damage that has been done to you, and only He can truly heal your broken heart.

Continue to SPEAK OUT-LOUD to this companion on the CLIFF! Bring Him your wailings and suffering. I suggest you do so verbally, in the privacy of your room or a place you go to pray.

Many people are fearful of letting God see all that is going on within them as they wrestle and hurt. They think that God does not want to hear their moaning and that God will not understand their pain. 

They fear that to allow God to see all the emotions churning within them would cause God to be angry with them. They might look UGLY in their current desperate state. THAT THEY ARE WRETCHED UNBELIEVERS!

 

HE SAYS THIS TO YOU AND I TODAY!

“Be not afraid to let me see you.

To let me hear your voice — Your prayers and praises.

Your hopes, your sorrows.

 For sweet is your voice to ME.

You are Perfection in My Eyes.”

 

And then at the hardest place, where you are sweaty, barely able to hold on much longer Jesus relieves us from such discouraging thoughts.

In the holes of craggy and broken rocks, which resemble stairs, He, the one climbing alone with us speaks.

 

LET ME SEE YOU! FACE TO FACE!

Don’t be afraid or ashamed to look at me! Come boldly into my presence, and LET ME KNOW YOU, AND YOU – ME!

Sweet is YOUR voice, and YOUR face is comely; (no – It does not say HOMELY)!  Your face is lovely! YOU as an individual person are accepted by me, and are pleasant in my sight.

I know that we don't see Him as He really is all the time. There are times we’d rather run from Him rather than run “to” Him.

I think there are times I see Him as pointing fingers at me for my sins, rather than standing with open arms in love.

If we saw Jesus as He really is, I think we would be more likely to run to Him.

 

I ALSO WONDER IF WE ARE JUST SOMETIMES AFRAID TO BE DESPERATE FOR JESUS.

To be desperate for Him means that we would have to face our brokenness.

To see and admit our need for healing.

We would have to admit we are in need.

That we got off course.

That we are hanging on a rocky place and we are getting scared and weary of the exhaustion.

And we are all often, these things! We do need Jesus!

Of course we will be reminded, often by others who are masking pain and doubt, that desperation isn't attractive.

 

DESPERATE PEOPLE AREN'T PRETTY.

But this is who Jesus came for. He came for those who could acknowledge that they can't do life well on their own and for those who are empty and want the fullness that Jesus offers.

We must relinquish our unattractiveness and ugliness and be willing to run to Jesus!

It doesn't come easy either! Accepting the fact that we have bought the lies others have spoken over us is not easy!

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE WHEN GOD CALLS YOUR NAME? 

Can you hear the tone in which He says your name?

Do you know what it feels like? 

Do you feel the brush of heaven’s breath coming near your very soul? 

Do you feel the warmth of it all?

 

AS HE CALLS EACH OF OUR NAMES, 

HE MAY SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. 

Sometimes, many times - as a matter of fact, He reminds me, 

“Let go of the past.  There is nothing there for you.  Go forward.  

Do not pause in the road I’ve laid before you and look back for one

moment!”

 

Close your eyes today and “hear” his voice as He speaks softly.  Listen with your heart.  Close out all the sounds.  The ticking time, the screaming laundry or dishes, the buzz of your phone demanding that you respond. 

Climb up under a shaded spot  - under his shadow, Right at His feet and soak in His presence on purpose.  Not by accident. 

 

LOOK AT HIM FACE TO FACE ON PURPOSE TODAY AND HE WILL MEET YOU THERE.

Listen to what He tells us in His word - at this very moment.

Isaiah 43:1-3 

Read it out loud.   Insert your name


But now,  _____(insert your name)

The LORD who created and formed you says:

“Do not be afraid, for I have rescued you.

I have called you by name; you are mine. 


When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!


When you walk through the fire of oppression, 

you will not be burned up.


The flames will not consume you. 

For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One,

Your Savior.

LOOK AT HIM! 

LET HIM HEAR YOUR VOICE!

HE LOVES TO BE WITH US!

HE LOVES TO SPEND TIME WITH US!

As you do this openly and humbly, 

your own heart and life will be restored. 


But you must listen when He calls your name…

… And ANSWER.


Duplication and sharing of this message is welcomed 

as long as the complete message and website information 

for Mary Lindow is included. 

Thank You! Copyright © 2015 

"The Messenger " ~ Mary Lindow 

www.marylindow.com

www.globalprayerrooms.com 

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DEAR READERS,

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST RATHER THAN JUST READ THE WRITTEN MESSAGE.

THIS WORD/MESSAGE WAS PUBLICLY DELIVERED AT A PROPHETIC WINTER CONFERENCE IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI  AT THE END OF JANUARY. 

THE PRESENCE OF GOD MOVED WITH A SWEET AND STRONG SPIRIT OF CONVICTION AND WITH WORDS OF CONFIRMATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SO LONG FOR A FRESH AND AUTHENTIC MOVE OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES. 

SIT BACK AND LET THE HOLY SPIRIT MINISTER LIFE AND HOPE TO YOU FOR 2015.

IN HIS SHADOW,
MARY LINDOW


"2015"

"Walking without the shackles of the past"  

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS AND WORDS 

FOR THOSE THAT HAVE EARS TO HEAR 

By The Holy Spirit 

Through Mary  Lindow

 

Are you longing for,

Purity in spiritual things from the throne of Grace?

Are you in a place where,

You will risk laying down what might cost you your past history and which will create a new and fresh beginning in the walk of the saint on earth?

Are you asking the question,

 "Why is it that the Lord in this seems to be taking longer to fulfill His Promises of so many heart’s desires of those now crying out?"

 

The Father is looking Across the land

Looking for those who are not creating agendas and programs to attempt to have an "edge" during this long season of transitioning.

He is allowing the breaking and "coming to the end of ones self" to continue.

Few have stepped over the line into the abandonment He desires from those who claim that their lives are for His use. The Lord is not requiring acts of greatness and weighty gatherings to bring glory to His plans.

 

The Lord Says These Words To Those Who Desire To Hear:

"The sacrifice I want is a broken spirit.

A broken and repentant heart,

This my bride, I will not despise.

(Psalm 51:17)

 

“It is not about the end result…

It is about the obedience to do the simple, at times mundane acts of silencing your fleshly need for action and comfort."

"Are you pressed in on every side child? Are you seeing that no one will hear your cry for love, support, comfort and kindness?”

Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair.

If only one person would show some pity;

If only one would turn and comfort me."

(Psalm 69:20)

 

“Realize that only I, God, can be the full and well-trusted Redeemer and Rescuer in your situation right now!”

“I your Lord am testing each heart that calls me Master and I am allowing a Divine dissatisfaction and holy irritation to stir up all hearts until they begin to wail out loud;

"Father! Why am I not filled with the peace and delight I need?

Why are you not hearing and answering me?"

 

"My reply to you child is quite plain:

I have said these words and have spoken them to you each in the way I know you will hear me."  Sometimes I am silent until you become silent enough for ME to speak into your situation.”

Have you repented of shutting out my voice when I have commanded you to give from the treasures you now possess?

It could be tangible worldly goods you could give to share as a release for another to be filled with awe at the goodness of my hand of blessing.

It could be that you know of those now suffering for having stood for truth and having paid an enormous earthly price that need your heart to be a good Samaritan, one who will assist and bring rest and healing and support until they find their way again. It could be that you don’t not want to be gracious to those in your own household unless they do your will. 

But is it MY will for them or your control of them?”


Is The Lord Showing You Your Tendency To Be Tight With Generous "Heart Releasing" Giving?

Not just in “monetary” love gifts.

No!

In your times of patient listening to those in anguish.

In your time of prayer, in your sharing of simple treasures from fresh garden flowers, produce, extra clothing. Generous living and giving of all we have surplus of!

And…often, in the form of a sacrificial offering to the Lord as an indicator that “things” or possessiveness do not own us!


Believers Share Their Possessions

“All the believers were one in heart and mind.

No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,

But they shared everything they had.”

Acts 4:32

 

The Lord is breaking you and I!

If you wonder why there is such a limited level of joy and rest in your heart, it is because until you must have a heart that is broken, and repentant for assuming you are allowed to call the shots in your decision making for yourself and for others in this life. Until this is admitted and addressed, the Lord will not expose you to His full measure of glory!

 

THE BIG ADJUSTMENT COMING 

FOR MANY IN “2015”

Beware of ARROGANT PRIDE!

The root of pride is a subconscious attempt to meet a deep emotional need that we have for significance. If we are not careful, pride will rob us of the mechanism that allows God to impart his wisdom to us.

We may even begin praying for God to give us what we think we rightfully deserve. The motive of a proud person's prayer is to get their will done, not God’s will. In prayer they ask God for their requests, which are usually all about them. If you’ve ever been guilty of doing this, how often were those prayers answered?

God's judgment is against the proud who oppress others to get what they want. The proud are planning their lives without God. They boast about their plans for the future.  They fail to realize it’s not God's reverence and respect for their self-perceived incredible awesomeness that awaits them in the future, its God’s judgment.

 

Pride is self serving, never a blessing to others.

Arrogant pride binds your heart and blinds your eyes to the God’s will. Arrogant pride is of the devil and it never leads to righteousness.

The humble person seeks God's wisdom as he or she listens to God's word and seeks to do it. 

Guard yourself against pride. In your life, in your own heart and in judging the attitudes of others around you. Pride is insidious, blinding all who fall into its snare. Pride closes off the flow of God’s power.

The Characteristics of Pride:

      The proud person only considers their own selfish interests; and is usually more than willing to fight to death for those interests.

      The proud are only concerned about their plans with very little, if any consideration for God or other people.

      A proud person's life dwells on what they have done, what they are doing and what great plans they have for their future. They live with blinders on.

      Pride leads us to arguing, strife, fighting, wars and ultimately destroys us.

      The proud person sits in judgment on others. He or she doesn't hesitate to tear others down to build themselves self up.

The Characteristics of Humility:

God says when you are humble, you are free from pride and arrogance. The meaning of humility and meekness in the Bible is one of loving others and being in a position of power, not being a wimp!

      You can defuse personal arguments when you are humble.

      You are able to be a peacemaker by mediating arguments of others.

      Godly humility is being comfortable with who you are in the Lord and therefore putting others first in all ways.

      You don’t need to stand up for yourself in an angry manner. And you do not have to win every argument


“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” 

Proverbs 15:1


      You are able to walk humbly in the power of God’s Holy Spirit instead of your own limited personal power.

When We Obey AND HUMBLE OURSELVES…

…He Will Return With His Fresh And Sweet Anointed Presence!

 

 "Oh, give me back my joy again!

You have broken me-- now let me rejoice."

Psalm 51:8

 

Many who are now unseenand yes, beat down, tested, ridiculed, shamed, used, and seemingly forgotten, will shortly and soon pass through the open door of new beginnings and the start of a vast Kingdom advance.

Those who choose to hear the Lord's voice telling them to assist and nurture and support those who have been in the fiery furnaces of preparation, will be filled with the joy of knowing that they too, have passed the test of brokenness and repentance.

Those of you who are in the stages of rising from the concealed place where you have been struggling to grow in wisdom, understanding, and dying to self-love, it may seem as if you cannot find the foot holds you were once accustomed to.

Don’t be fearful. The Lord has placed you in a fresh place of total dependency upon His Voice, His Direction, and His Purpose.

 

Walking without the shackles of the past

…will feel awkward and at times weightless. 

Your time in the place of “soulical death” has freed you from the things that weighed you down in past years.

 

God Trains His Sons And Daughters

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,

Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles,

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Hebrews 12:1

 

Increase In Encouragement!

What does it cost you to share encouraging words and a time of prayer with one who is momentarily suffering weakness, heartache, or despair? It costs you time.

But when you do this, it increases a bond of unity among the Family of God whom you and I are saved into through Jesus, who was the ultimate encourager!

 

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement

Give you a spirit of unity among yourselves,

As you follow Christ Jesus,

Romans 15:5

 

 GOD’S WORD FOR US IN 2015 IS CONDENSED INTO THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS FROM JESUS CHRIST:

 

1) Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and

2) Love your neighbor as yourself.

God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit with all nine manifestations as the specialized tools we need in order to carry out His will for us as faithful workmen of God’s Word.  In so doing, we gain the fruit of the spirit as our earthly reward. Our heavenly reward is even greater but yet unseen.

Pride causes us to lose sight of those tools.

Pride takes all the power away. The insidious part of pride is that it blinds us to seeing that instead of gaining, we are actually losing.

Humility is the key to the tool box. 

The act of being humble to God and toward others opens that box and empowers us to use those tools for amazing, miraculous acts of righteousness and blessings.

God's power for living life well is given to those who humble themselves in his sight.

 

Hold Onto Hope and Faith!

"Be strong and take heart,

all you who hope in the LORD."

Psalm31: 24

 

"And hope does not disappoint us,

because God has poured out his love

into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, 

whom he has given us."

Romans 5:5

 

The lord of promise and compassion is coming near to you TO SAVE YOU FROM SNARES AND TRAPS in 2015!


WHEN HE COMES AND WE BOW LOW  IN REPENTANCE AND HUMILITY…

 …HE WILL COME RUSHING TOWARDS US With healing in his wings!

 

"He heals the brokenhearted,

Binding up their wounds."

 Psalm 147:3

 

 

 

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PROPHETIC INSIGHTS FOR 

AFRICA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - TASMANIA  

CHINA - THE UK - IRELAND 

FRANCE - GERMANY - CANADA


By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow

 

Dear Lover of God’s People,

For several months the Lord has been sharing with me either in night visions (dreams) or in prophetic impressions and scripture regarding Africa, Australia and China, The United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and Canada.

 I will share here in this message, only what the Lord impressed me with and will not attempt to interpret what the Lord has not shown to me. I only see in part and willingly submit these insights for others to pray over, inquire of the Lord over, and discern His heart in the matter.

 In His Shadow,

Mary Lindow

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS REGARDING AFRICA

Africa will be brought to the forefront of the media as continual savage and brutal guerrilla warriors and evil groups with blood lust in their hearts vie for political power and black market trade.

There are several tyrannical leaders who have continued to shake their fists at God who will be brought down in power due to health contradictions and loss of support. This will be a plot set forth by the hand of God.


“As I have observed, Those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.”

Job 4:8

The Father hears the tormented cries of the desperate hearts in intercession and will not withhold His hand of judgment and power.  An exposing of blackmail, illegal trade and embezzlements, will begin to have a snowball effect in the nation while simultaneously a wave of hunger for purity and forgiveness from God will be escalated.


“You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, But the LORD is their refuge.”

Psalm 14:6

Signs and wonders in the area of healing, creative miracles, and supernal provision of food and water will become a floodgate for revival and deliverance as the favor of God is abundantly poured out. This abundant favor is due to the intercession of the saints in Africa and others hidden as well, in other nations who pray for Africa.

A fresh focus on mercy and grace will overtake the dictatorial and hierarchal form of church government in Africa. The Lord specifically says that those who have been paralyzed and dwarfed in their freedom to preach the gospel of the Kingdom in Africa due to religious control and restraints will have a supernatural deliverance out of this bondage.

“From the LORD comes deliverance. 

May your blessing be on your people.”  

Psalm 3:8

Home gatherings and small intimate groups of hungry saints will begin to break out across the nation. Miracles will occur, worship will be a passionate feast and no longer time restricted.  

I see in the spirit, large open field areas with African saints gathering in large groups simply raising hands in unashamed worship and adoration without time restraints. It sounds like one voice in unison before the Throne of God and the Light of God surrounds them in purity and joy as they cry out in praise and intercession for their nation. 

“All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.”

Psalm 86:9


Children in many regions of Africa will begin to have visions of heaven and of Jesus. 

They will prophesy boldly and preach with an anointed fervor. This will cause a great fear of the Lord in the hearts of those who practice dark magic and witchcraft, and evil spirits will be driven out of bodies and minds as the Word of God is proclaimed. 

It will be as if a large fist has come down from Heaven and has smashed and scattered the plots of the wicked only to open up and gently hold those near to the heart of God through humility.

 "Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "  'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?" 

Matthew 21:16

 

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS REGARDING 

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, TASMANIA

The Lord impressed me with a picture of large gatherings in Denominational Cathedrals filled with believers worshipping and praying. These people were of many colors and creeds, but were exhausted from religious exercises. They wanted unity.

A Ram’s horn began to be shaped into a Shofar and someone was blowing it like an alarm over and over again! The sound coming up from these people gathered in prayer becomes a roar of repentance and intercession. It grew louder and louder as believers were crying out to heaven for protection and wisdom.

The Lord would speak to Australia and says these words.

“Prayer is the only hedge of protection you actually have. You will tabernacle with me in the place of Prayer. 

You must have a passion and flame inspired through unity in prayer as I increase your momentum in prayer for your nation and other nations.” 

 

"Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; At his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.”

Psalm 27:6


“Repent for embracing false gods, eastern religious influences, and relaxed attitudes towards exploited pleasure and sexual freedoms.

Return to me Land of the Holy Spirit and I will cause the South winds to blow rain upon your crops, and Rain from Heaven’s hands into your places of prayer.”

Come back to simplicity and stalwart integrity. 

Who has bewitched you into complacent action in purity of heart? 

Cast off the garment of seduction and put on the garment of praise and begin to violently accost the powers of “spiritual hypnosis” through cleansing your hearts of hidden idols and pleasures. Replace them with grace, self-control, mercy, and loving kindness.”

“They worshiped their idols, Which became a snare to them.”

Psalm 106:36

He in turn will water the seed of heartfelt prayer, expressed in unity and others will be drawn to the amazing results of prayer.

Australia will also have a backlash of pre-meditated Islamic uprisings from hidden irritants now well entrenched in the nation.  Believers must now make a decision for either tolerance or truth. Complacency will be addressed by the Lord through young fiery men and women of God who do not fear even death for the sake of the Power of the Cross and Resurrected Savior. 


A Clash of cultures will bring about a wave of salvation and powerful demonstrations of the Holy Spirit. 

 

Tasmania and New Zealand 

You will have what appears to be in a spiritual sense, “Wildfires lit by the Hand of God.” Young people praying day and night along side elderly humble saints who have prayed for years that God would revisit them in power, will experience heavenly refreshing and fresh worship music will be released in these sacrificial gatherings of prayer.

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, That times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” - Acts 3:19

Australia! Let the Glory of the Lord Rise Among you! 

Pray! 

This is your heritage and richest export says the Spirit of God!

 

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS REGARDING CHINA

 In a night vision I was shown an enormous rusty colored Dragon standing on its hind feet. The closer I was “zoomed in” to look at the dragon the bigger it appeared. The dragon had thousands of sharply pointed scales on it made of iron and the color of the dragon was derived from the color of rust on iron.

The dragon was extremely sophisticated and moved very sleekly and arrogantly as if it knew it was a huge, well-armored creature.

Standing at the base of the feet of the dragon a short distance away were men from leadership in different nations. They were all dressed in “Power” suits, (dark business suits, white shirts, subdued ties).

Each man was holding a large bow and arrow and they were pulling tightly and were aimed at the dragon. On the shaft of each arrow the flag of the individual persons nation was hanging from it. I saw President Bush, a male German ruler, Switzerland, Brussels, France, and Britain all represented. 

These powerful men with the bows and arrows were shooting the arrows at the Dragon only to have them pitifully bounce off of its iron armored scales. 

 Revelation 13:4

“Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?"

 

This amused the dragon! 

It knew that it had risen in power and armament as well as knowledge and intelligence regarding it’s relations with other “Power” countries, and was now laughing at the presumed attempt to control the Dragon.

 After I woke from this dream I was also impressed by the Lord that there was going to be a big exposure of the abuse of slave-like labor practices in China. This will stir up the exposure of China’s human rights abuses and startling and hideous practices of human experimentation and torture will be revealed.

 

The growth of the underground Chinese church will begin to sway the current lockdown on Christians in worship. 


There are going to be signs and wonders in the sky above China that will cause people to fall on their knees in either worship or terror as God begins to orchestrate a move of unsurpassed Redemption. 

 “Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness;

Tremble before him, all the earth.” - Psalm 96:9

 “God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, And gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.” - Hebrews 2:4

 

The Lord has heard the cries of those martyred for His namesake and is coming with great power and exposure in China.

 

Governmental rulers who have stalked and tracked down preachers of the Gospel will be caught in the act of abuse and human trafficking.


 “A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive till death; Let no one support him.” - Proverbs 28:17


There will be a window of great opportunity in China for a season as the Lord draws the lost to His heart.  Pray for Divine Protection, strength, and boldness among the saints in China!!

 
“Then I was told, You are to make a fresh prophecy 
concerning many peoples and races and nations, 
And languages and kings.”

Revelation 10:11

THE UNITED KINGDOM

There will be a ROAR of Prayer heard from desperate hearts in the UK. Prayer will be a way of life in many small Hamlets and Villages, and many homes will become chapels of healing and miracles.

Central London will have an epic move of God as He sends in intercessors in tandem with relevant and fiery Revivalists who will have such a strong presence of God with the Power of Holy Spirit, bringing conviction that even the hardest atheist observing it all will be made to run away in terror at the potent power of God falling upon the people.

Joel 2:25


“And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten--the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, my great army, which I sent among you.”

Houses of hope and care will spring up in smaller surrounding areas, where these whom have once been bound will be cared for and restored.

“BRETHREN, 

IF any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual [who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit] should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, keeping an attentive eye on yourself, lest you should be tempted also.” - Galatians 6:1



IRELAND

There are many hidden and faithful leaders who have weathered political and spiritual storms for decades who are now well prepared and ready for the Father’s divine plan for their lives.

Ireland will begin to export teams of Apostolic and Prophetic missionaries into the USA and Europe.

These people will have a razor sharp ability to cast out religious spirits hindering moves of God. They will bring with them the fresh songs of praise and worship now ready for the hungry ears of the true worshiper.

The “cynical” Irishman will now become the grand believer declaring – “With God all things are possible”!

There will be a spotlight on Ireland with new technologies being developed and “mined” there. With it, doors will open for many to travel to Ireland and find Father and Mother mentors, ready to restore, train, and release.

 

FRANCE 

The Father Once Again calls France;

“A nation now in chaos”. But as an underground stream flows swiftly and quietly, so do those who have determined to pray and intercede with heart wrenching pleas for the Father to move within their land.


A spiritual passivity will begin to be addressed and shaken off of the hearts of fearful and hidden believers.


There will begin to be a few strong and ethical governmental leaders rise up who will begin to risk addressing the rapidly encroaching militant attacks against the people of France and its outlying regions.

There will be community vigils of prayer in local churches and the repenting of passiveness and elitist thinking.

German and French believers will begin to view one another in a Kingdom perspective and join in prayer and service to one another, creating a groundswell of food pantries with farmers and dairies that will create CO-OPs.

The key to breaking the spiritual stagnation in France will be the humbling of hearts before the Throne of God, and reaching out beyond its own borders.

 

Ephesians 2: 14


For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us.

 

GERMANY

Germany will have a large revolt and uprising from among the youth as the economy continues to stress and bend.

Looting and the stealing and selling of automobiles will become a raging epidemic.

 For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him).” 

-1 Corinthians 1:21


 Simultaneously, young street evangelists who have been well trained as well as well educated, will be commissioned to reach out to those rioting and manifesting.

Government leaders will not know what to do with the uproar, and sanctions against open religious expressions will be put in place.

Nevertheless, young Pauls and Silas’s will not fear what man can do to them and will continue to flow in the power of Evangelism, seeing the hand of God spare the lives of many.

Jonah 3:2


“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach and cry out to it the preaching that I tell you.”

 

CANADA

Canada will experience one of its most prosperous seasons ever known, for a short season.

 The Lord would have Canada know that they must deal fairly with the wealth that they will produce, and pay back the First Native families, and with Godly equity.

 If this is not addressed with wisdom and integrity, Canada will have to pass through the sorrows of disobedience.


 Canadian Intercessors are being awakened and called up to stand in the place of prayer for its leaders and tribes.

 Now is not the time for silliness and laughter.

 
It is a sober day, with a command for sober prayers.

 

A SCRIPTURE FOR CANADA AT THIS TIME:

 “Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect).” 


1 Thessalonians 5:6

 

“Get up! Stand UP! Be Purposeful!” says the Lord. 

How do you not know that through your borders I can bring a North American Wave of Justice and Restoration?”

 1 Peter 1:13


“So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.”

 


In Closing,

I bless you, the reader  and listener of these prophetic insights, in the Name of Jesus.

May His word be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. - 2 Peter 1:21


“Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said,

“No, don’t worship me. 

I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus.

Worship only God.

For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.” - 
Revelation 19:10

 

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THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS SAYING...


"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 fracture’s 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."


THIS IS A TIME IN THE KINGDOM 

WHERE WE ALL MUST SOBERLY COUNT THE COST 

OF WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO STEP INTO ON EVERY LEVEL.

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.

Acquaintance OR RELATIONSHIP?

 

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.


Acquaintance 

 1. Somebody who is known slightly rather than intimately. 

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

Relationship 

 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,

IF YOU SHARE WHAT IS PASSIONATELY BURNING IN YOUR SPIRIT WITH THOSE WHO ONLY "RELATE" ON A CASUAL SPIRITUAL LEVEL THEMSELVES… 

 …YOU WILL BE CONTINUALLY DEVASTATED.


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 likeminded heart. 

Not easy for busy human life!

  "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, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.


Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."

Philippians 2: 1-3



A PROPHETIC WORD CONCLUSION:


" 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. PRAY FOR THEM!

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!!

GIVE VOICE TO MY SPIRIT! 


 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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"Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, 

and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.

For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, 

though a man's misery weighs heavily upon him."

Ecclesiastes 8:5-6

 

PULLED AND TESTED, STRETCHED AND RESTRAINED


In all of our lives as believers, we face times and settings where there is a feeling of being pulled and tested, stretched and restrained.

Often, during these excruciating events, those who avoid personal character development tend to give unrestrained advice, spiritualized platitudes, and often, trumped up words of so-called prophetic inspiration to help us not suffer so!

As we begin to see the Lord's plan in all of this we also come to
understand that if we are not first hearing His voice, His heart, His word in the matters that are straining us, nothing any man or woman says can bring the ultimate light of clarity and release! 


 

WINTER SPRING SUMMER AND FALL
 

We all face seasons of change that correspond much like the four seasons we observe yearly.

Nothing is more surprising than to have an interruption of what we presume to be what is "normal" for an earthly expectation, in one of those seasons.

When a sudden ice storm blows in unexpected in the late spring and encrusts the tender blooms on fruit trees and garden plants, we are devastated by the loss of not only the blooms, but also the fruit it could have produced. It appears as if there has been a cruel storm sent to cause crop failure.

  

THIS CURRENT SEASON OF DIVINE TENSION

For many reading this Message, you feel as if you have experienced a "Crop failure", perhaps several, and just cannot take one more aching disappointment. Many hearts have passed their tender agonies to me on paper, in emails and through the telephone.

ANGUISH HAS ITS OWN PERFUME 

I too have heard the whispers of the voices of darkness try to entice,with wearisome words of worry, paranoia and doubting!

"Give up!" they say! "What good is this time of shaking doing?"

"What possible good can come out of believing that there is something occurring that will bring a fresh advancement when all seems to have stalled or strained?"

And yet, another set of voices would tempt with words of esteem whispering;

"Make it happen! 

Proclaim mighty deeds and things to come with fervor, flair and well honed words of impact!"

"Use it or lose it!"

"Promote, push, and publish! It is all yours for the taking!"

Both of these voices come from the subtleties of the soul and well oiled spiritual voices trained by the prince of lies and fleshly impulse.

But.

In the midst of these strains and attempts to distract comes a clear undeniable "Divine Tension" that pulls and stretches the heart of the humbled believer.

It calls simply, firmly, and does not lack a depth of confidence and direction.

This “Presence” causes a clash with all that seems to be "the way of man" and will not relent.

 

THE EARTH IN TURMOIL


It doesn't take much to understand that the earth is in upheaval, rivalry, and chaos wherever we look. There is a tangible and penetrating "tension" in the events we are seeing unfold every day. Parallel to this explosion of pure evil and lulling to sleep of many, there is a Divine Course being laid out for those who have come to the end of themselves.

ETERNITY IS IN THE SIGHTS OF THOSE LOOKING TO A KINGDOM YET UNSEEN


The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have been preparing a bride. This is done only through the shaping tools of heavenly choice.

The chisel and hammer have been at times brutal and unflinching, yet, when the soft hand of The Almighty begins to apply the oil of polishing, He does it with His own hand as well.

He makes it beautiful in His own timing, even though the “Divine Tension” seems as if it might cause us to "snap" under the pressure of His hand, smoothing away the roughness of our thoughts and soul's intentions.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;

Yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

  

HEARING, REFINING, HEEDING
 

The King of all Glory is training those who have been thrust on the altar of fire to hear from Him as one who strains to catch the song of a bird in distant meadow.

It takes the "spiritual ear" and training it to identify even the slightest note or sound, however distant, and to learn to silence the sounds and voices of distraction until the  "honing in" on the sound, the glorious sound of peace, finally directs and sustains us with all that we hear.

And then, having drunk deeply of the Voice of the Beloved and Divine Counselor, quickly, without mental filing way of instructions, we move and heed His mapping out of plans for this appointed time.

 

RISING FROM THE ASHES OF THE REFINING OF GOD


So! Unto those who hear this word from heaven, claiming you are one of Heaven's very own, know that you are being formed and fashioned into sober, clean containers, prepared for infilling.

My Spirit will fall upon those who are not seeking to lay claim to My voice, but instead HEED My voice and SEEK My face. 

They shall be examples of purity in My Kingdom and will not strive among the self-promoting and "wordy".

The broken will be safe in the arms of these who have passed through the current season of being pulled and tested, stretched and restrained and they will restore the devastated.

My "faithful hearts" will not be compelled to build agendas for Me and My Presence, because I will BE the Presence that creates the Manifestations of Glory and Might in the earth, without the fanfares of men.

You have been reduced to desperation in order that I might restore you to Inspired living, in full fellowship with ME.

 

Isaiah 61

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,

Because the LORD has anointed me

To preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

To proclaim freedom for the captives

And release from darkness for the prisoners,

 

2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor

And the day of vengeance of our God,

To comfort all who mourn,

 

3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion

To bestow on them a crown of beauty

Instead of ashes,

The oil of gladness

Instead of mourning,

And a garment of praise

Instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

A planting of the LORD

For the display of his splendor.

 

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By Mary Lindow

 

There are many things going on in the midst of God’s people. 

Yet significantly there are two things we need to speak about. 

One is a movement which is organized by man. And in this realm we find the organized church system with their planned programs, teachings and sacraments.  

The other is a movement of people coming into a frustration with those organized systems and coming out of those established order of things. 

So many churches have gone through pain and devastation because of uprising in their ranks.

Church leaders and members separate. Their unresolved issues and wounds infect others around them.  With their tongues and pen, (and emails and Facebook postings) their resentment and bitterness spread in uncontrollable proportions.

Christians in other Churches receive the bad report. They don’t even know the people involved but… because they have inclined their ears to hear them, the report poisons them like toxic waste in their souls. If unchecked, this becomes a hideous, malignant cancer cell eventually damaging their mind and attitude towards Churches or Christians. 

But the most sorrowful part is to see these believers drifting without any type of solid anchor to hold themselves steady

And that becomes another thing in itself.  The enemy quickly moves to make them into another established ‘independent group’, away from God’s original thought and purpose. 

The age-old serpent, the ultimate enemy of our souls, has not lost the art of deception even after centuries! He, even now, can cause God’s people, including the sincere ones, to miss the mark!

I believe that this touches the greatest widespread PROBLEM IN WESTERN churches.

The consumer culture has invaded the church.

Pastors and people are not united "for better or for worse" but just like it is practiced and encouraged in secular commercial organizations these days, until the pastor “fails to perform.” 

And “performance” is compared- even though unconsciously most of the time – with film and television performances!

 

Church goers in Western countries watch between 15-20 hours of television a week, AND UP TO 100 hours are spenT on mobile phone and social networks - and then THEY come to church.

They bring with them expectations of the pastor-as-preacher, pastor-as-counselor, pastor-as-comedian and all around nice guy! Which are in all roles, for 99% of pastors, unreasonable and totally impossible to ever fulfill.

Pastors are being asked to be a one man/one woman, three ringed circus act and need to jump through hoops of fire, be shot out of cannons, and get into a cage filled with lions and tame them, in order to somehow “Wow” the people, to convince them that they have a desire for them to stick around long enough to learn the basics of a godly life!

  

The consumer culture we all now live in and sadly…embrace, is less about serving one another, or encouraging one another, or …having patience with one another!

It is much more interested with getting  “top dollar value for tithes and time.”  “Or…I Pay - YOU pray!”

 

Today things have degenerated into vagueness, IRRELEVANCY and uncertainty. 

The real meaning of what God’s purpose in His people really is meant to passionately reflect…. is missing.   Things that ARE NOW being said and done… do not mean what they did mean originally in His Word. 

So many spiritual and scriptural terms are put into motion, but they are not in the same dimension and point of view, which are in the Divine plan! 

 

The tragedy is that so many welL-meaning believers have gone on with the outward appearance of searching for the will of the Lord and they fail to see that the power of His radiant life is missing

Well, the Apostle Paul warned us in his letter to Timothy about this….“This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come…Having the form of godliness (true religion) but denying the power thereof .”

 

My heart is really sad to see things as they are around us. 

Everything is falling short of its original design.  There is so much labor and “muster” being pumped out there and is being poured into the “church machine” more than any time in the history of God’s people! Yet the toil is ending in heart breaking disappointment! 

Nothing is fully and finally getting through to the end.  It is all stopping at some place.  Is that not what we read in the past moves of restoration or reformation?  They all stopped somewhere. 

Beloved, there is something that is missing and eluding. 

There is something that is absent which hinders the ultimate issue. Is there any one who asks,  “Lord, why is this thing happening?”  Sadly… The Majority is going on in their frenzy to find a place where they can dictate on their terms just how THEY have decided to serve Him.

  

Saints! only those devoted to humility and honor can be saved from this deadly poison that lulls those longing to be entertained and pampered, into apathy and spiritual paralysis!

 

God’s truly  DEVOTED PEOPLE in this hour should seek Him and that which is upon His heart. 

What the Lord is doing in this hour is so different …and we should be sensitive to Him!   He is looking for His New Vessel in which the power of resurrection may freely work. 

The Apostle Paul said “according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20b).  These vessels will have to be men and women who have “seen”!  They shall be like “a voice in the wilderness”.

It is becoming more and more clear that God must do a FRESH thing AMONG HIS PEOPLE! And that fresh thing is that He is drawing them to seek the Lord Himself and His manifested presence! 

The Psalmist said, “When You said oh Lord, Seek My face; my heart said unto You, Your face, Lord will I seek.”

  

Will you set your face to seek Him?

Oh that God may find His ‘Davids’ in this crucial hour that will set their faces towards Him at the command of His voice!

 

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THE CHALLENGE BEGINS

"I AM RESTRUCTURING AND REFURBISHING EVERYTHING"

A Prophetic Insight For Today's Church

By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit 

 

The Lord has shown me that there are a great number of Divine plans being drawn up and a re-designing going on in the lives of those called to move into the roles of Kingdom modeling of the Father's heart, the Savior's desire and the Holy Spirit’s purest functions in the Body.

 

"See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms.

To uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow.

To build and to plant."

- Jeremiah 1:10

  

A PHASE OF "REFURBISHMENT"

The Lord spoke to me in this time about His house of worship. As we put first and out in front of everything else, the “becoming of safe shelters” and hearts of men surrendered to him as yielded vessels, there will be rooms re-designed by the "Master’s craftsmen" that will be filled with strategically planned prayer initiatives, music rooms equipped with "unpolluted spiritual headsets" to hear the songs of the Kingdom and then actually record and share them freely. 

Church sanctuaries will become more like "family rooms" where multi-cultural groups become "one family" as they fix their eyes on upon the "fireplace" of the presence of the Holy Spirit and His Upper Room visitation type of power and might, accompanied by inspired teaching from God’s word.

 

 "I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me,

And what the King had said to me.

They replied, "Let us start refurbishment."

So they began this good work.

~ Nehemiah 2:18

  

I AM RESTRUCTURING EVERYTHING

"Yes says the Lord!  I Am restructuring everything in your lives that I have allowed to be taken and shaken from you! How can you be examples of My fresh demonstration in the earth with the worn out living of the past?

Those who continue to cling to the accolades of the past and bygone ministry meetings and services (even if they were recent) will receive a limited amount of new responsibilities until they realize that the past is... PAST!

Each day is a new day and needs a fresh approach to the fresh design template that I AM revealing!"

"The day for building your walls will come, the day for extending your boundaries."

 Micah 7:11

The unseen prophetic and travailing groups of individuals, who are being shaped into the fabric of my own weaving, are currently being made ready for a swift and dynamic change of stride. 

What was once long and hard will become shortened and filled with purpose. Release of My grace and abundant mercy is coming into fulfillment as you end your cycle of instructions for this past season. 

 

"My friends don’t be surprised at the painful things that you are now suffering, 

Which are testing your faith.

Don’t think that something strange is happening to you.

 But you should be happy that you are sharing in Christ’s sufferings.

You will be happy and full of joy when Christ shows his glory."

1 PETER 4:12-13

 

SHOUTS OF JOY

There will be shouts and tears of joy as heaven moves upon the hearts of wise, kingdom-minded saints, who have been given grave responsibility over heavenly blessed currency. My sober, truth-seeking saints, will hear my voice and will not be moved by flashy pleas for glamorous support and promises of free gifts in return!  No! They will be led by the counsel of my Holy Spirit to be vessels that release a steady flow into the hands of those ready to only build with the name "Jesus" on the final product. The financial institutions will be dumbfounded as supernatural windfalls hit many believers, while worldly concepts and scheming only further muddy the waters of universal finance.

 

RE-ESTABLISH A NEW "HABITAT OF WORSHIP"

Allow Me to do this work of re-construction without hindrance or fear!

I will RE-ESTABLISH a new "habitat of worship" within each of My people who allow Me to walk into each room of their hearts, tearing out the embedded dirt, grime and staleness of passive and fearful living.

Accusing and harsh judgments, disrespect for others who have devoted their time in preparation, and -critical attitudes will be purged again and again in the hearts of believers who have yet to see those whom I lovingly call beloved and faithful, even though viewed as awkward or fragile in the eyes of the immature or worldly heart.

"All who belong to the Lord, 
 show how you love him!


The Lord protects the faithful, 
  

But he firmly rebukes
 everyone who is proud."

Psalm 31:23

 

A TIMELESS DESIGN

It is the day for each member of My Body to think of themselves as one Godly unit, ready to honor and edify each unique Master plan of their King. It's the hour where building upon egos and entitlement is over and the conviction of My Spirit goes to work, until the knowledge of humility and eternal reward are viewed as the most perfect and timeless design.

 "Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts,

Try to excel in gifts that build up the church."

~ 1 Corinthians 14:12

 

AN ASSURANCE FOR RELIEF

As the training in humility and gentleness of “heart-expanded compassion” are applied in your lives as friends of Me, your King, your souls will stop from striving and from chasing after lofty goals you set out to accomplish in your own strength.

You will learn to listen to the wisdom and warnings of others in simplicity and in humility. In gentleness you will sincerely approach one another as I the Lord do to you.  Although I am the wisest among you, I put no heavy yokes or shameful methods of performance upon my children. I simply yoke them to Myself in a promised rest when they yield humbly. 

 

"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

For I am gentle and humble in heart,

And you will find rest for your souls."

Matthew 11:29

 

A PROPHETIC WORD CONCLUSION:

" 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 in prayer, Yes - even waiting until I come and refresh, then those ready for training and release who are waiting in the wings will not fully come forward.

Until it is imprinted into your heart that this segment 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 frustrated by the heaviness that continually harasses your soul.

What I authorize, I protect. 

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 others globally who are also still wrestling out of the cocoon in newness and are suffering also. PRAY FOR THEM!

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


GIVE VOICE TO MY SPIRIT!

Awaken your silent tongue and give voice to my name, My power and My Kingdom Solutions! No resistance executed against you will ultimately succeed! My Spirit longs to broadcast 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 seeking for. Quickly! Enter in before you make decisions and exchange ideas with others who might dilute what I am speaking to you!

When I am given My rightful place of honor and reverence…

… 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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“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 
us.

 

A WELL WORN PATH TO THE SECRET PLACE

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.”



“MANY ARE THE WOES OF THE WICKED, BUT THE LORD’S UNFAILING 
LOVE, 

SURROUNDS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD.”

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.

  

SOLITARY PLACES OF LIFE

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.

 

HE 
DOES NOT EXPECT US TO WORK FOR HIM BUT WITH HIM

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.

 


“OBEY MY VOICE, AND I WILL BE YOUR GOD” 


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


LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD…

…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!

 


IGNORING THE VOICE OF THE LORD…

…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.

 

CORPORATE AND CONGREGATIONAL JEZEBEL - EXPOSED

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.

She will RULE YOUR ROOST.  

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 house Jezebel.  You just described her.

Now THROW HER DOWN...  She is killing you and the move of God among those in your fellowship and relationships.

  

THE “REIGN” OF GRACE - AND THE “RAIN” OF GRACE 


MERCY FOR THE MERCIFUL

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.

 


DO YOURSELF AN ETERNAL FAVOR. TELL THE TRUTH.

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.


THE HEAVENLY KING OF GLORY, IS ALWAYS AND FOREVER CREATING NEWNESS OF LIFE

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.

Begin
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!”

The 
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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 By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit

 

HELLO DEAR CHILD OF GOD,

TONIGHT AFTER SPENDING THE EVENING WITH a VERY DEAR FRIEND IN FELLOWSHIP, couNsel, AND A TIME OF HEARTFELT PRAYER, I WAS PROMPTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO WRITE AND encourAge myself WITH this message!

As I did, I was also moved by the Lord to share this with you as well! 

May He “IMPRINT” UPON OUR HEARTs the Message of hope, help and the clarity of the Mind of Christ, in such difficult times of transition and maturing in Him!

 

SACRIFICIAL THANK OFFERINGS!

He who sacrifices thank-offerings, Honors me,

And he prepares the way, So that I may show him the salvation of God

Psalm 50:23

 

The soul part of our human make-up will never really fully understand what the Spirit of God can easily explain to those who know the intimate and true heart of the Father.

When the tiring and crushing difficulties in life occur, people often run to the massage therapist, the chamomile tea and so on, in order to obtain a calmness and sense of “sane rest” to help them unload anxiety, heartache or fear.

But here in the verse above, the Lord so clearly shows us something that actually prepares the way, a pathway for our deliverance from all of the crushing blows life on planet earth can bring! He tells us that if we offer up to Him in the times when we are feeling parched, weary, and just plain scared, - “sacrifices of thankfulness,”  - these words choked out through hot tears and anguish, do something to honor God in a way that actually “prepares the way” for the Dear King of Heaven to use as a path or portal to bring us much needed relief, freedom and deliverance!

 

have you even been in place where everything seems to be impossible?

(Many of you are there now) - and you have cried yourself to sleep begging God for help and mercy. It is then when you will truly understand why it is a sacrificial offering to God to begin to praise Him, thank him, for what is unseen and needed!

The Mercy of God is much deeper and more mature and rich than any mercy man tries to administer. 

Sometimes it’s a “mercy” to just not receive it from men! (Joke!)

I hear the Holy Spirit bringing a clear word of comfort and help,

to His people who have ears to hear what He is saying to them. Those that are determined to follow the voice of the Good Shepherd and not strange voices.

"And a stranger they will not follow,

But will flee from him:

For they know not the voice of strangers."

John 10:5

 

"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down,

But a good word makes it glad."

Proverbs 12:25

  

SACRIFICIAL THANKS IS AN OFFERING?

Look at what the word Sacrifice means!

Giving up of something valued:

A giving up of something valuable or important for somebody or something else considered to be of more value or importance

Something valuable or important given up as a sacrifice

 

Now let’s look at what Offering means.

: To present something as an act of worship

: Something offered as a sacrifice to a deity

To declare one's readiness or willingness

To utter (as a prayer) in devotion

 

There is a Power that works in the supernatural Realm 

of a man or woman’s heart and the Heart of God that only the act of worshipping, cried out in agonizing surrender and yielding, that tears away the veil of darkness holding back the Fair Face of Heaven.

 

 Jesus himself cried out in sacrificial offering.

 "Not My Will, but Your will be done," and this opened a pathway for the Salvation of our souls forever!

Oh Dear Pilgrim and anxious child of God! Don’t listen to all of the heavy-handed advice of men when the anguish is so deep and the loneliness tries to consume you with the fear of abandonment!

 

The Lord is showing us a pathway to a greater strength and might in Him. 

Shouting at God isn’t going to bring a cure or answer to your aching need. He can certainly handle us shouting at Him for He is a Father who understands human frailty! But oh! When we begin to lift up our weary hearts and hands to God and begin to thank Him sacrificially, willingly, telling Him how only He can be the Redeemer of our situations, our hurts, our betrayals, our abandonment…something of a "Dynamic release" beings to occur in the realm of God that man will only fully comprehend when he finally and eternally arrives in the Home of Heaven.

 

No! It is not Easy to Do! 

"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, 

It produces a harvest of righteousness and peace, 

For those who have been trained by it.

Therefore, lift up those arms than are hanging down,

Your feeble arms and weak knees!

Make level paths for your feet,

So that the lame may not be disabled,

But rather be healed.”      

Hebrews 12:11-13 

 

Our Flesh cannot "reason out" how this would do any good in our PRESENT distress! 

We want to do something, go somewhere, help the situation, pace the floor...make a phone call!

But Heaven is calling. 

Hear what that Divine communication is saying to us!


"Sacrifice offerings to God! Fulfill your promise to the Most High!

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you,

And you will honor Me."

Psalm 50:14-15 

 

We must fulfill our promise to God!

Did you see that? Our promise to serve Him, to love Him, to think of ourselves as obedient children, who heed his voice quickly and remain honest in a corrupt and frenzied world!


He tells us to call upon Him.

Call Him...in the day of trouble!

He says He will deliver us.

 

That's where it gets tough!!

We ask in pain, "WHEN? HOW? It seems so impossible!"

Well…it is impossible. We will all too quickly find out that we are not "Superman or Wonder Woman!" 

All of our gifts, talents, wit and braininess can’t deliver us! 

But. Through simple loving, surrendered in sacrificial offerings of thanks to the Master for the joy of being one of His very own, He brings a way of relief and…

…Release.


WHAT TO DO?

Although we are not to be totally ignorant of what is occurring around us and live in hermit mentalities, the Lord does have a greater plan and focus for us during such tough times.

You and I as children of God will never really feel at home here on planet earth. We have been Divinely implanted with a homing device deep in our spirits that longs for the Home of Heaven. No more tears, no more night, no more longing to fully belong! We have been walking a pathway of preparation, each of us in different stages of our lives, to transition from this decaying world and body into a heavenly place of resurrection and eternal abundant life.

 

Prescription for Liberation

It will take repeated “doses” of Sacrificial Thank Offerings unto God, 50 times a day if needed, until the rest and mind-clearing presence of God holds you in the Shadow of the Wing of Safety.

You see dear one, It is the total cure for us! His Peace passes all understanding. And can rule and reign in our hearts, even when the storm is chewing the shutters and shingles off of your house! 

 

We are being trained to trust

Like never before!

The Father can speak to a boss, a teacher, a doctor, and a tyrant and bring them to a place of peace with you and, a place of favor in the swift blink of a moment in time.

He can move on the hearts of others with such raw compassion that they are compelled by Him to come alongside you and share what they have in prayer, comfort, monetary relief, and counsel, (which by the way…is also often done as a thank offering, offered sacrificially up to the Lord.)

 

We MUst STart Relinquishing our judgments and opinions about the strains others are under

As well as our presumptions that we “know” what they need or what we project that God wants to do in their lives, and instead, begin to offer up...  sacrificially. 

Offering up unto God in Thanks for their deliverance…where we again… prepare the way for God to manifest something of magnificent proportions in our own place of need!

 

a safe haven

"For You have been a safe haven

and a place of safety for me,

A solid tower against the adversary."

Psalm 61:3

The Spirit of the Lord is calling out to His People in this very, very, serious and crucial moment, to allow Him to bring us to a place of learning what kind of sacrifice pleases Him and bring the Anointing grace of deliverance to our lives, cities and nations. 

The Lord is calling out to you and I!

“Come to Me! 

Run to Me! 

I know that you are heavily burdened by all of the concentrated pressures mounting around you.

 

A Dwelling place of Divine Rest and Protection.

It will require you laying down the things that so easily set you off and get you weighed down with concern and anxiety.

Casting the whole of your cares

All your anxieties,

All your worries,

All your concerns,

Once and for all on Him. 

For He cares for you affectionately

and cares about you watchfully.

1 Peter 5:7

 

The Lord Urges  - "Come INto A LIFE of Simplicity."

"Come together into the shadow of My Wings for I AM the Shelter and Refuge for the child that heeds My voice and runs to Me, abandoning self made plans for protection and self-preservation.

I AM your Armor,

I AM your Defense.

But you must come with no agenda in your heart or strategy on your lips. 

You come to the Resting Place of Safety from the Storm to WAIT, Ponder, Rest and rethink your Life call.”

  

THE NEED For directional adjustment

We are in much need of a directional adjustment as believers right now as the world turns itself upside down with malice, dictatorships, and political posturing. We need to be certain that nothing of the world and its behaviors are hidden in our own hearts. We must hear that Vigorous pulling voice of the Holy Spirit, and obey it without turning left or right.

"So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you;

 Do not turn aside to the right or to the left."

Deuteronomy 5:32

 

FAITHFUL SECURITY

When we walk in the way of surrender and tenderness with our ears attuned to the still small voice of God, we actually walk in the Overshadowing Security of the Presence of God. Training our spiritual ears to hear the voice of the Father is a lifetime guarantee of knowing that when storms or troubles arise, there is a promise for direction to a place of Divine Protection whenever needed.


 "Therefore my heart is glad, And my tongue rejoices;

 My body also will rest secure."

Psalm 16:9

 

HAVE A REST CHILD OF GOD.

It is the hardest thing the mind and body to do! Learning to rest when the world is screaming at a fevered pitch, "WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW”  is a hard learned yet reachable discipline if we will lean into it and ask for God’s help.

Hear the Voice of God calling you to enter into His rest. 

It is a place of pleasant simplicity and uncluttered doctrine. 

His Presence silences all of the noise of the day and noise of the Head.

 

HIS PRESENCE - HIS SHELTER, IS A PLACE OF SAFETY FOR THE WEARY

Dear Child of God! There is no criticism or shame there.

It is a restful place of learning and a place to lift up to him the heavy weight of sorrow and to take up an easy yoke and light cargo.

Let’s Pause. 

Right now...

...And let's begin to offer a sacrifice of thanks to the Lord together. 

It is just as if the smell of a fresh bouquet of flowers has released it’s perfumed fragrance into the room we are sitting in and floats up to the heart and face of God. He breathes these offerings of ours into His Great heart and sees the portal being formed by these offerings where in He can reach down to our pain-filled hearts and give us hope, healing and miraculous direction and freedom form all forms of bondage.

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As I sit here in the outdoors this evening enjoying an unusually cool and brilliantly moonlit sky, I am stirred to speak openly and transparently about the things that God is not only dealing with in my personal journey with him, but also some of the trends and presumptions that occur in the world of “Christendom” when it appears and feels as if the Father God is far off and seemingly unresponsive to the cries of those desperate for relief and merciful compassion.

Through his own personal agony, David came to a new understanding of what it really was that God required from man.

 

ENMESHED INTO DECEPTION

God is not interested in our outward sacrifices or "offerings."

This does not necessarily mean that God never requires outward forms of worship or expression or observances. Many lines of Scripture prove that at times he does. But it does mean that these are not the things that he requires first. If our religious practices contain nothing more than outward actions and performance, then God takes no pleasure in them.

God always looks underneath what goes on outwardly, and looks to the motives and the attitude of the heart. What does he look for there?

David tells us in Psalm 51:16 -17

“For you delight not in sacrifice, or else would I give it; you find no pleasure in burnt offering. 

The sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.”

 

BROKEN AND CONTRITE

These are not common words to our ears these days!

Just what does it mean when God asks that we have a broken spirit?

Does he want us to be beaten down and humiliated?

I am sure that this is not his plan.

What is a broken spirit?

 It is an “inner self” that has come totally to the end of itself. It makes no claims, and offers no arguments. All independence, all self-will, self-promotion, all self-righteousness have been pruned away.

Such a spirit simply turns and trusts completely upon God, not trusting in his own skill, merit, popularity, or ability to influence. This one who has willingly allowed the disciplining of his soul knows that he or she must only trust in God and his unrelenting mercy.

If we will ALLOW Him to guide us, HE knows how to produce this brokenness of spirit in each of us. Just remember, he treats us as individuals. And he would never abuse our individuality. He uses just the right amount of intensity needed to accomplish his desires, that we would relinquish our mistrust in his plan and fully step into total abandonment, willingly accepting his plan.

“For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.” Lamentations 3:33

 

AFFLICTION ALSO KNOWN AS - “DISCIPLINE”

If there was ever a man who had to face affliction also known as “discipline” - it was David. I am amazed that he never became bitter. He even admitted that it did him good! God allows us to come under afflictions/discipline, not because he is mad at us, nor because he has rejected us. It is actually a demonstration of his faithfulness.

When he sees us taking a wrong turn that will lead to our own harm and damage, he allows difficulty and affliction/discipline to turn us back to the way that leads to peace and blessing.

When I say affliction, I am not accusing God of bringing about harsh and devastating blows in order to knock us down and break our arms in the process. No! No! No!

In Psalm 119:67, 71, 75 it says:

"I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.

My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.  

I know, O Lord, that your regulations are fair. 


You disciplined me because I needed it.

 

WHEN WE ARE "THROWN A CURVEBALL"

How do we respond when we are "thrown a curveball" and everything we carefully planned out and prepared for suddenly takes a turn we did not expect?

David did not view afflictions/disciplines as disaster. He saw it as a form of correction - something to adjust his life. He was saying, “Before I was afflicted/disciplined I went astray and I suffered for it. Now I've learned my lesson! It pays to obey your word!”

 

ARE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF DIFFICULTY, LOSS, OR AN ADJUSTMENT?

May I caution you? Don't fight back! And whatever you do, do not argue with God!

Admit that God is dealing with you and allowing an affliction/a disciplining,   

a difficulty or disappointment, to address major issues of stubbornness, lazy spirituality, dependence upon others for water from the word, and more than often - a sour and willful independence that does not like accountability in every area.

 

ASK HIM, "WHAT IS IT THAT YOU ARE DOING?"

“Am I off the pathway that you have planned and have willfully gone my own way?”

The Lord is seeking, looking, longing for you to turn away from things that are harmful and to bring you back to things that are in his purpose and plan.

If we are willing to learn from these afflictions/disciplines, there will come a time when we will indeed look back with gratitude for the things we have learned and matured in.

My dear friends, we were not created to serve ourselves or to meet our own needs. Whatever we need, the Lord will see to it that we get it, as we move along the pathway that he has chosen. You may be asking the question, “Why is it so hard for me to hear from the Lord at first when it comes to difficult issues and decisions?”

We must understand we cannot instantly “unlearn” what we have lived our entire life. We must as the Scripture says be "transformed" from who we are to what we want to be.

We need to understand with our whole heart that we were intended to be godly in every way. In our relationships with others, and above all, in our relationship with God the father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. If one is out of order then both will be.

But! As a dear brother in the Lord by the name of Larry Reese says, “We are not to fear the passing of time or fear that we are wasting time by spending time with the Lord, searching out his word, and being still in his presence. You will never lose anything by doing these things!”

 

TRENDS, BLOGS, AND COMMENTS

 It's no secret that social media has become quite a form of communication! One of the problems that can occur when “listening” to trends, blogs, and commentary from others is that sources quoted and information gathered might well be skewed to interject thoughts and opinions into the minds of those who never think for themselves. Believers in Christ are not to be uninformed, but they are to be wise about what they “ingest and digest” when it comes to the lifestyle of a Christian.

Do not rely upon the wisdom of men to help you to ultimately reach the destiny that God himself paid the price for. He is not an ego- driven maniac looking for his entourage of followers to validate his importance!

He "paid it forward" so that we would have the opportunity to walk upon a pathway, although narrow, that leads to purposeful living and a fruitful reaping of productivity that will only advance us into further opportunities to speak of hope and a purpose for others.

 

BEWARE OF FALSE HUMILITY AND UNDERTONES OF DISDAIN

If there were one thing that sickens the heart of God it would be underhanded and slippery craftiness oozing from those who resist the full aspect of allowing God to create in them a clean and contrite heart.

It always amazes me how individuals that need notoriety and a place of “mystical” influence seem to be able to cunningly discredit good and godly saints around them who have perhaps lovingly warned them about deceptive practices or micro-management control issues, knowing that they risk the loss of relationship when doing so. It is as if these individuals secretly feel entitled to sidestep the issue of preferring your brother or sister, and humbly listening to their insights and observances.

Equally amazing, are those who listen to only one side of a conflict or disagreement, and then spiritualize-away the facts, that harm or discord has happened.

And so, the Lord allows the difficulties and afflictions to come and expose the areas of favoritism, 

embracing the “new and exciting”…

…Rather than the narrow and at times - dry pathway to mature godliness.

 There will always be among us, those claiming to have “THE” word of the hour, the “message of the forefathers”, and on and on the platitudes and justifications are listed to justify the mocking and putting down of the simple and unique message of self-abandonment.

 

LISTEN FOR THE SOUND OF MERCY

Listen to the “tone” in the voice of those addressing the crowd, the congregation, or perhaps a small study group. False humility has a highly "honeyed" pitch of barely restrained condescension, laced with heavy doses of unsolicited advice and counsel.

Rarely will individuals who have an exaggerated view of their own importance allow others to warmly and intimately engage in transparent communication and dialogue regarding the unique and yet equal calling and gifting of each child of God.

 

NOW IS THE TIME -- THE TIME IS NOW!

These words have been spoken out from the Lord over the lives of many who seemingly can hardly lift their heads due to delays, betrayals, losses, and a deep, deep internal anguish. It seems as if God sees greater fruitfulness when we are at the bottom of the proverbial "barrel"!

Those who are forever wishfully proclaiming that the “bad times are over and good times are ahead” are sadly attempting to override the ache of the soul when it longs to return to the comfort zone of self indulgence.

“But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless!”

 Jeremiah 7:8

Know this. To avoid the chastening and bruising of our souls is a guarantee that not only will you cause devastating and brutal pain to others, but also most importantly, you shall grieve the Holy Spirit.

I encourage those of you reading and listening, to test the fruit

of those who claim to have a special and mystical "in" with the Lord.

The Lord is not one who neither “excludes” nor leaves the broken out in the cold, nor does he invite into his inner courts of wisdom and revelation, those who would use it to their own personal advantage or fame.

 

IT IS TIME. 

NOW IS THE TIME! THE TIME IS NOW!

It is time to face the chastening of the Lord in the light of the purpose he has behind it. Growing up and maturing finally in the things he has been dutifully prodding you to do for a long time now.

Procrastination  "fellowships" with slothful and sloppy approaches

 to relationship with God and with mankind.

For once and for all make the decision to not blame-shift or deflect onto others what God is dealing with in the wickedness of your own soul.

Now is the time to be willing to lose your life, to be afflicted -- yes even to the point of having the Lord remove and expose those who have become disobedient, self-promoting, and abusive in the circles you walk within.

“SEE TO IT that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8

 

OPEN YOUR EARS

The Lord is speaking! Listen!

He has wisdom to impart to you that may well save and instruct others who might fall into foolish behavior. It is not about your comfort, your "wants" nor even your dignity! It’s about a willingness to be the servant of the Savior, and to emulate His example.

He Is Speaking.

But are we listening?

“The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue,

To know the word that sustains the weary.

He wakens me morning by morning,

Wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.”

Isaiah 50:4

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A prophetic Word from the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow

 

Do you not say, 

'Four months more and then the harvest'?

I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields!

They are ripe for harvest.  

~John 4:35

 

 

Plant your feet and determine not to LOOK backward.

The enemy will assault you to press you backwards. Have I not said, "Without a prophetic vision the people perish and go backwards?”

I AM ready to revisit areas that have advanced my purposes but retreated at the day of battle.

 

This is the beginning of the shaking of governments

There must be a confrontation of governments. My government on earth is arising and causing entire regions to shake. I AM restoring and raising up leaders.

 

In the past season, my gift within leaders could not find its place in my government. 

However, now I am causing governments and gifts to Divinely “find one another." to connect. This is creating great shakings from region to region throughout the land. This alignment is creating a shift in civil government.

 

Today is a day of breaking off that which caused my leaders to retreat from the visitations of the past.

Many advanced and then quit and retreated!

 

Now is a time to advance!

I AM restoring many of you to lead this advance. And, there will be great connections occurring in my body in this advance.

This will be the beginning of confronting sorceries, astrology and witchcraft, which have produced control. I am sending you forward and I am releasing supernatural wisdom. This wisdom will cast down the sorcerers, astrologers, and those practicing witchcraft throughout regions.

 

Love and confidence is arising in my body

The past years have been a time of restoring a level of worship, humility, meekness and purity in your calling, and boldness in the choices you make!

 From worship you will now move into a new supernatural dimension

 

Do not fear this call to the supernatural!

The Baal systems of this nation will begin to strengthen to keep my new refreshing strategies from forming and advancing in your region. Do not fear these systems, but keep confronting through prayer, the powers that have attached themselves to the structures of governments in your region.

 

I will make you into a supernatural people who can rise up and overthrow that which has controlled you in the past. 

My people are becoming a new, sharp, threshing instrument.

This threshing is producing shaking.

This shaking is releasing harvest.

The harvest will not rot in the fields of neglect or laziness.

 

This is the beginning of a powerful consuming fire.

When these occult structures are overthrown, consuming fire will sweep through this nation. And you will set My name upon the high places!

My all-consuming light will address the idols and temples of religious shame and control.

 

I have given so many who call themselves “my anointed” much much time to deal with the hidden sins.

Sins in their marriages. Sins of competition. Jealousy over who is used by me, and harsh verbal words of shame used to control and break the will of another servant in my calling. Some have called themselves My servants but have only served their own purposes in a place of self-comfort and self-promotion, letting others do the labor in prayer.

 

“But they did not listen or pay attention;

Instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts.

They went backward and not forward.”  

Jeremiah 7:24

 

Deal with your weak and cowardly attempts at holiness through repentance, and honesty of heart before Me and others whom you have been walking in fellowship with. The days of personal ambition and hierarchy are numbered.

 

My fire must be in your heart!

The fear of the Divine supernatural is to be removed from you. Many have fallen into fear over the supernatural spirits that have surrounded them. Therefore, they have retreated in their prayer life and fallen into passivity.

 

“But be sure to honor the LORD

and serve him faithfully with all your heart;

considering what great things He has done for you.”

1 Samuel 12:24

 

This is the beginning of a new day. Plant your feet.

The window of opportunity for change is short and sweet.

This will be a time that night watches are re-formed in your region, and I will revisit you in the night watch.

I will visit my bride as I described in the Song of Solomon and knock upon her door. 

This is not a time for hesitation.

 

NIGHT WATCHES WILL SPRING FORTH ACROSS THE NATIONS.

Once again these watches will open the door to me, and I will come again. Therefore, I am calling watchmen to rise up and cry out day and night for my bride to be positioned near the door of opportunity in these lands. Be positioned, ready to open the door of opportunity in your nation.

 

My bride must not hesitate to open the door since harvest is waiting to come through the door into the storehouse of my kingdom!

My will has been activated on earth.

I am advancing.

Advance with me!

I will lead you into warfare.

 

MANY HAVE GROWN FEARFUL OF CONFRONTING THE ENEMY

I came to destroy the works of the enemy. I confronted both legalism and liberalism. I say rise up in worship that you might confront. Without confrontation, your enemy, the legalist, will gain much strength against you and narrow the boundaries of your freedom.

If you will align yourselves properly and allow your gift to work within MY government, I will guide you like a troop into warfare and make you victorious.

 

Worship is arising. From worship, you will war!

For a sound of war is coming into the heart of my people.

A time will come, however, indeed it is already here,

When the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father

In spirit and in truth (reality);

For the Father is seeking just such people as these…

…As His worshipers

John 4:23 

 

Do not go backwards!

Take off the old garments that would hinder you. My advance is now in the earth, and you have been blinded from the supply of the future.

 

A new seer anointing is about to arise in my people.

What you couldn't see in the past, you will now see. You've tried to connect and align with some, but now I will release a new anointing for connecting. You will see strategies of supply that have been hidden from you by occult powers.

The seer anointing is coming back into your region. My people's eyes are about to see their supply. Advance is now in the earth. Open your eyes and advance with me!

You will know Me as the Great Provider.

You will know Me as the Great Healer.

You will see Me bring fulfillments and answers to My many promises! 

Yes! You will now begin to release a manifestation of My joy of release, from captivity from region to region throughout the lands, and in all nations crying out for more of Me!

 

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,

For the old order of things has passed away." 

Revelation 21:4

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I was packing up a box for shipping in the mail and had turned it over to be sure that I had used enough sealing tape to secure the contents in the box. As I began to apply the sealing tape, my eyes were drawn to the simple statement printed on the bottom of the box put there intentionally by the company that manufactures the packing boxes.

It read;  " T H I N K   B I G   -  A C T   L I T T L E "

 

RIGHT THEN THE LORD SPOKE TO ME IN GREAT INTENSITY.

He gently said, "Child, the past mentality and insidious mind set of many in ministry has been the direct opposite of the statement; "THINK BIG - ACT LITTLE." Man is still obsessed with power, control, and is driven by the desire to be the biggest and the best. This has crept into the church through a message of self-gratification, and an implied sense of "you deserve it" spoken through many who don't THINK BIG about the consequences of their words!

So many believers think that they have a right to "Big things" but want it all to happen through others doing for them honoring them, and therefore their concern and "actions" in considering others service and faithfulness is minimal.

The current attitude heaven is hearing from among not only many disobedient believers but also sadly among many who think they are in the "forefront" of the wave of My Spirit is in fact, a reversal of the statement, Think Big Act little.”

 

THINK LITTLE...ACT BIG!

This is the mindset of the selfish and those trapped in patterns of deceit and personal denial!

 

AS LONG AS WE DON'T TAKE THE TIME TO EXAMINE OUR OWN SOULS,

Which we well know, can be very wicked, we never think about how our “ACTING BIG” and “all anointed and all powerful” and how "on the cutting edge" we might be!

 

THE LORD INSTRUCTED ME WITH A FIRM BUT GENTLE WARNING,

about those who are trying to "re-package" the same old way of doing things the way they want it done in a different box or presentation.

It's like the statement "THINK LITTLE - ACT BIG."

 

PUSHING AWAY THE CONVICTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS DANGEROUS.

The Lord is in this present hour is granting us much precious time to deal with the hidden sins and iniquities that are well fed and functioning in each of our lives. Ministry leaders, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, sheep. Sadly, many seem to believe that if they just “THINK LITTLE -  AND - “ACT BIG” well, others will be really impressed with the BIG Show and BIG Presentation and we won't have to think about or question our motives and manipulations as to why we need to keep feeding the “BIG ACT!”

 

 

GODLESSNESS IN THE LAST DAYS

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- having a form of godliness but denying its power.

HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, (men as well!) who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

2 Timothy

 

 

MANY TIMES THE BODY OF CHRIST IS FOUND TO BE CHASING AFTER MIRACLES AND SIGNS AND WONDERS…

…In order to get a new thing to happen in your church or community. It is THINKING LITTLE. You have trained yourself and others to pursue God, only if blessings and miracles occur. But when hardship and testing and refining occur it's easier to “THINK LITTLE” about these.

Why?

 

THE FLESH HATES DISCIPLINE AND TRUTH!

With every wave and Dimension of Glory the Lord releases, there is always the crowd of the 5000 looking for a good free meal, a good public speaker, and a few miracles. These days toss in a "new groovy worship ministry" and you've arrived!

HOWEVER! When the real work of God is getting close, the numbers drastically reduce and those who are not willing to extort others or use others for fame and gain, become again, like a Gideon's army. Rugged, broken, obedient, and they THINK about the BIG THINGS God can do, but “THEY ACT LITTLE” or small and humble.

Philippians 2:3

Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others.

Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.

 

 

BEWARE OF THOSE WHO SHOUT TOO LOUDLY;

"HEY! WE HAVE A BIG THING HAPPENING!"

“And you need to come and uh… well, if you really want in on it, don't think much about the fee of $200 or more to attend what God is doing!"

 

DID THAT POKE AT YOUR SOUL A LITTLE BIT?  WELL GOOD!

WE ARE IN A SEASON WHERE MONEY CHANGING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD'S ANOINTING IS GOING TO BE DEALT WITH. 

Just after this paragraph is a small list of a few other things the Lord has asked me to bring a gentle warning about. Things that He is going to allow His exposure and His Holy fire to touch, if they are not personally dealt with through our own choice in repent humbly to Him and to others we are supposed to have some kind of accountability with.

(You are accountable to someone other than yourself aren't you? ( hint ) That may be a mentor, a prayer group, a couple or two, maybe a husband and wife together. But we all must have someone that we share an account of our lives with.

HE IS GIVING ALL OF HIS PEOPLE, SHEEP AND LEADERS ALIKE…

…TIME TO THINK - AND ACT.

 -  GENTLE WARNINGS FROM THE LORD  - 

1.) Key Leaders need to become tender towards those in their service.

Sharing with them as co-laborers and hard workers, fair and even above and beyond, financial support, honor, and deep respect.

 

1 Peter 5:3

Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.

Romans 12:3

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

 

2.) Many in ministry settings embrace too quickly, those who "appear" to have a large ministry influence and grant them levels of authority without knowing what their home life is like, what their accountability levels are, and how they appropriate ministry funding they gain through travels, conferences or support. THE LORD URGES THOSE WHO ARE PASTORAL TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT THEY EMBRACE

AND BRING INTO THEIR SHEEPFOLD. PASTORS ARE JUDGED MORE SERIOUSLY.

James 3:1

Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

 

Psalm 101:7

I will not allow deceivers to serve me, and liars will not be allowed to enter my presence.

 

3.) The Lord warns about slandering others in ministry or in the general Body of believers, publicly as well as in private settings. Shaming others is usually a form of control and can often be used to hide behind, rather than to lovingly confront, a situation.

 

 

MANY BOOKS AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES ARE GOING TO BE RELEASED IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. 

THEY WILL SLANDER, LIE, AND EXAGGERATE STORIES ABOUT HOW THE BODY OF CHRIST AND THOSE MEMBERS IN IT HAVE

"DONE EACH OTHER WRONG."

 

This will be a total turn off to the generation that is watching those who are to be modeling grace, patience, kindness, and self-control. The Lord warns that once the doors of your mouth begin to slander and shame others He will expose and do unto you what you have done unto others.

Hebrews 4:13  "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."

Leviticus 19:16

"Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people.

Do not act as a merchant toward your own people.

Do not try to get ahead at the cost of your neighbor's life, for I am the LORD.

 

2 Timothy 3:3 - "They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control; They will be cruel and have no interest in what is good."

 

YOU SEE, WE ARE TO THINK BIG ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD

AND ACT LITTLE, ACT SMALL …

…ABOUT OURSELVES.

 

 

Humility brings honor and favor.

Deceit brings Judgment.

THINK BIG...

...ABOUT THAT.

 

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The English term "Pioneer" was originally derived from a French word meaning PICK AX. Later it was also used to communicate the idea of a foot soldier. The Germans use the term "trench digger" to get across the idea of a pioneer.

PREPARE AND REPAIR THE ROAD
A pioneer during times of war was one who marched before an invading army to prepare and repair the road. They did everything from clearing away barricades to setting mines for destroying the works of the enemy.

PIONEERS ARE FORERUNNERS AND SCOUTS.

Like Jeremiah, a pioneer is one who goes ahead of the crowd to remove obstructions for the purpose of preparing the way for others that must soon follow.

"See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, 

To root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant." 
(Jeremiah 1:10)

THESE PEOPLE DO NOT SET MINES AND “BLOW UP” MOUNTAINS OF UNGODLINESS JUST FOR THE THRILL OF WATCHING THINGS BLOW UP! 

No, the pioneer understands that it is his job to prepare the way and make it easier for others to enter into the unmistakable presence of Jesus Christ.

When there are earth shifts or earth “quakes” occurring in the plates of the soil of "Terra firma" - there are shakings, upheavals, and literally fully destroyed old pathways, roads and highways, as well as, the bringing down of structures and habitations.


WE AS PEOPLE ARE REALLY GOOD AT WEARING THINGS OUT!

We wear out people, policies and procedures to ad nauseum! And so, we wonder why the Father must bring those “times of refreshing” only after we repent and deal with our tendencies to want to have everything lined up, functioning like well oiled machines, and…"Controlled!"



 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, 
That times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” 
 Acts 3:19

THE FATHER HAS NEVER STOPPED CREATING!
He has never ceased to impart brilliant creativity and mind-blowing new discoveries to mankind! He makes things new EVERY MORNING!


It is what we do to God’s creative plans that sour the way it was intended to produce fruit and seed.

AS THIS NEXT WAVE OF GOD’S DIVINE PLAN BEGINS TO BE “REVVED UP” IN THE EARTH, 
FOLKS WILL BEGIN TO ATTEMPT TO ARTICULATE AND DEFINE IT. 


MANY WILL TRY TO SELL IT, 

CAPITALIZE ON IT, 

AND…

…TRY TO CONTAIN IT.

I FOREWARN YOU FROM THE SPIRIT OF GOD-
Just as the manna went moldy if kept or “contained” longer than allowed, so will man’s attempts at trying to “bottle” and distribute this Fresh Wind of Glory which is beginning to manifest from the Throne of God.


SPIRITUAL BALANCE AND A WARNING TO THE SENIORS AMONG US

Moses arrived at the “gate” of his final destiny, the Quest for the Promised Land, but...it was not just the command of the Lord in action that He was required to model. NO! The attitude of His heart towards those coming up underneath him was what God became angered at and…which disqualified him from entering the Land of Promise. The New “Wave of Divine Glory and provision for another generation."



And Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation before the rock and Moses said to them, Hear now, you rebels; must WE bring you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand and with his rod he smote the rock twice. And the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.   Num 20:10-11                            


These people having no water were frightened and rebellious toward Moses, calling out insults and being nasty. (When people are immature and desperate, this is characteristic of their behavior.)


At first Moses went to the Lord about all this, instead of retaliating with name-calling. Then after the Lord told him to "tell" the rock to give forth water, Moses in his frustration and impatience yelled at those people calling them "rebels".      



IMPATIENCE IS BROUGHT ABOUT BY "PRIDE"
It's pride that lifts us up to the place of thinking we're better then others, therefore having the right to be impatient with them.



God told Moses to speak to the rock in front of the people and from this rock water would come, giving the people the opportunity to see the power of God working on their behalf. But Moses in hitting this rock went directly against what the LORD told him to do. He not only hit it once, but he hit it twice! This being rebellion robbed God of any glory, as well as going much deeper then Moses realized.


Moses had a life long struggle with anger, and he did not master it. He modeled the anointing with a crusty anger and a withering exasperation…at the people’s cries and need for provision.


"Fathers, don't exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. 
Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master."
Ephesians 6:4 (MSG)

MAY THOSE AMONG US WHO HAVE HAD YEARS OF “PIONEERING AND DESERT WALKING” 

BE EVER SO CAREFUL IN THIS NEXT KINGDOM DISPENSATION to not become sour, harshly opinionated, or brash, and in so doing...strike out in anger at those now coming up asking the question of;  “Where is the water the fresh cleansing drink coming from?” 


REMEMBER:
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; 
And from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
Luke 12:48b 

THE BLOW TO YOUR HEART WILL BE THE DISQUALIFICATION OF FINAL FRUITFULNESS. 

The Lord will send in an Aaron to finish the work. One who has learned the lesson of humility and trusting only in the Voice of God. Not simply dogged and teeth grinding follow-through without mercy or patience.

IF YOU ARE PREACHING THE KINGDOM, THEN YOU WILL RADIATE WHAT THE KINGDOM IS!

Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit.
“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking,

 But righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
 Romans 14:17 (NKJV)

TO THE NEW BREED OF FATHERS AND MOTHERS AT THE GATE OF GENERATIONAL INFLUENCE
The Spirit of God would caution those of you now arriving at the “gate” of generational influence, to weigh in the balance of Heaven - your heart motives. 

Can you truly say that you are positioning yourself to be a mentor, one who trains fresh runners, in how to grab hold of the “passing of the baton” correctly in order that the next leg of the race is run fluidly and without stumbling?

For you see! That is what you have been painstakingly prepared for over the past few years or more! If you are fixated on finally becoming a “Voice” so that others might know of your personal greatness and oozing impartations, you too will be disqualified from the weight of glory that is going to fall upon the saints in this season. There is still time to adjust the insecurities, the hidden sins of presumption and ego stroking, and to simply… surrender.


GOD IS LOOKING FOR THOSE THAT WALK WITH THE HEART OF DAVID, 

AND BUILD ONLY FOR HIS GLORY ALONE.

Solomon answered, 
"You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. 1 Kings 3:6

FORERUNNERS ALSO BRING UP THE REAR!
Not only will forerunners be pioneering pathfinders but they will also cheer on, “shepherd” and watch over the flanks of new and eager, younger legions of emerging pathfinders and “seers.” They will parent, counsel, advise, and pick-up and motivate the stragglers, the weary, and the shattered, bringing them into restoration and a family embrace.


WHEN “STARS” START TO IMPLODE

“What happens is that as the star's outer envelope ex-pands rapidly while the core collapses rapidly, a vacuum is developed at the interface of the core and the envelope. The result is comparable to what happens when a building is demolished. An implosion occurs; matter begins hurtling itself inward to the intensely hot core of the star. "An imploding star is a very dangerous place to be.” It’s like pouring gasoline on a fire.
~ Bob Sheldon-Astronomer at Behlen Observatory

THIS SEASON WILL BE ONE THAT SHOCKINGLY BRINGS AND END TO THE "SUPER NOVA" CONCEPTS IN MINISTRY.

People will be sickened and again “worn out” by the demands, and pumping of wallets and overtaxed service to bloated egos and assumed power players. Things will be imploding on the inners core level of ministries not steeped in humility and equal sharing of goods, service, and prayer, although for awhile, they will still appear to shine brighter and brighter.

When the implosion is in full blaze, many will be devastated and “burned” by idol worship and “star gazing” rather than seeking the Daystar of Heaven.

THE SHIFTING OF THE “SPIRITUAL SOIL” OF THE EARTH HAS BEGUN,
and what remains after shaking will be the sounds of simplicity, purity, and a magnification of the Worship of God, not the worship of God... in man.

THE SPIRIT OF GOD HAS BROUGHT WORD AFTER WORD OF PREPARATION AND PROMISE TO GOD’S PEOPLE.

LET THOSE THAT HAVE EARS TO HEAR, LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING...

…AND HEED ITS VOICE.

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I invite you to step out from the familiar comfort zone in which you now 
are and take a risk. 
In the body of Christ today there are many different kinds of comfort 
zones. Step out from your comfort zone that leaves you in the place of 
being a “Fallow ground- Christian.” 



What I mean by that statement is; 
"Being currently inactive but with the 
possibility of activity or use in the future."



THINK HONESTLY 

Are you living as unto yourself, basking in self-approval or self hatred, or 
are you self-consciously living for God’s glory and for the encouragement 
of others? 

Is there joy in your life, and a deeply developing love for God, in the 
“routine” you have carved for yourself? 




We all need the discipline of doing something that goes beyond our 
comfort zone. Some of us need to risk being at an event whose only 
purpose is to pray instead of going to get something or hear something 
that will feed our own need for more attention and self-focus. 




How many times have your heard the line, “If I won the Publisher’s Clearing 
House Sweepstakes, I would do sooooo much to help others who are poor 
or are going through difficult times?!” Or, maybe you have said, “When I 
close this business deal, get my family inheritance, sell that piece of 
property (uh…brings to mind a certain Ananias and Sapphira from Acts 5) 
then I will obey the prompting of the Lord to “Do something to help.” 




A MOVE FROM GOD’S HEART 
If we are truly going have a move of God’s Heart not just His Hand in the form of a “Harvest”, we need to start living the lifestyle that sets a 
precedence for such a move!

Meaning?

Prying our fingers away from what 
we will not share with others until “we” are first satisfied and justified in 
our own “Self preservation.” This does not just apply to material goods. It 
means sharing from the heart humbly, partaking openly with others 
allowing them in, and allowing tears to flow in vulnerability.

These make 
us equals in painful times and equal when we rejoice. 

If folks can’t share during their good times and seasons of abundance, 
they will not fully obey the Lord in caring for their brothers and sisters 
when times are difficult.


SHARE WHAT? 
Time, resources, wisdom, counsel, transparent dialog. And, how about a 
focused “Listening ear” instead of a benevolent sort of “tolerant” dead-pan 
stare as someone pours out their deeply bruised soul, looking for a 
handhold or foothold that will assist them in grappling with the 
overwhelming “mountain” of life.

“For the LORD searches every heart 
and understands every motive behind the thoughts. 

If you seek him, you will find him; 
but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. “
 
1 Chronicles 28:9


Woe to those who think they are fooling themselves when they say that 
they “need to be careful” when they give so people don’t “depend on them 
or expect more from them! 

 Imagine Jesus saying that! He would never withhold from us in order to 
protect “His” investments or hard earned, “worked to the bone” assets! He gave ALL with no guarantee that we would ever appreciate or value it. 




JUST DO IT! 
Invite another family or friend to your home. Don’t wait to be invited. Take 
the initiative. Eat together around the table in your dining room or kitchen. 
Talk together. Pray together. Start a plan of blessing someone in need that 
you know of - together.

DO YOU HEAR VOICES? 
Stop the mindless chattering that is allowed in most of our self-talking 
heads that allows the flesh to push aside the promptings of the Lord! 


Times are getting tough, and those who have been reluctant to share when 
the times were not nearly where they are heading now, will be called up for 
service again, and asked by the Lord to assist those who 
are perhaps weaker, lesser, and much “leaner” in their provisions. 



Start with something small, something useful. Keep it going. And whatever 
you do, keep it between you and the Lord, where your reward is given 
weight in the records in heaven for eternity, not just for a few fleeting 
strokes of the ego here on earth.



THE “PRIVATE THINGS” OF PERSONAL RENEWAL… 
…EXPOSED! 
Begin a private life of personal devotion. Rediscover your prayer closet.


"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, 

Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, 
where he prayed."
 Mark 1:35


Gut it out with God. Confess your dissatisfaction with the stale places 
where you have allowed “moss” to grow over in your devotion to the 
discipline of Reading the words of Jesus, Heeding the words of Jesus, and 
then Feeding the Words of Jesus to the hungry, lost, and scared people 
around you in your daily “Missionary calling” as a follower of the Great Reviver of your soul.


"For this is what the high and lofty One says— 
He who lives forever, whose name is holy: 
 
I live in a high and holy place, 
but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, 
 to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.” 

Isaiah 57:15


“FLAT LINING” 
Personal revival is usually needed when something in our walk with the 
Savior has gone into a “Flat line” and needs to be “shocked” back into a 
proper heartbeat. 



The closer we become devoted to and more intimate with The King, The 
Comforter, and Savior, the more near He is to us and, will reveal His daily 
“Divine Appointments” for our lives and for His Glory. 


If Jesus did it to survive- so must we! 

“But Jesus would often go to some place where he could be alone and pray.” 

 Luke 5:16



WE NEED TO BE ALONE! 
Why? In order to not have the distraction of leaning on someone else to “do the praying or talking” for us for one! We gain 
perspective, and refreshing after repenting, and a “reality check” regarding how we are to live the lifestyle of a Christian in an ever-darkening world 
where morals and values are crumbling at an uncontrollable speed.



LET US SEE AND HEAR AND ACT! 
As we face the fallow ground left unfruitful.. (through intentional denial that we allowed this) …in our lives and allow the Father to create a clean heart in us, and renew or “Revive” a right spirit (godly attitude) within it, the soil 
can be a host for seed and harvest. 



He gladly does this! WE are His faith seeds in the soil of Earth!

"He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, 

Will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him." 

Psalm 126:6 


"He restores my soul. 
 
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake."
Psalm 23:3



WISDOM FROM THE SPIRIT 

 
If you want present day revelation, you must have a level of solid Christian 
maturity to not only discern it, but to apply it. There are more and more 
”Muddy” approaches regarding how to be wise or savvy in living your life
being sold in bookstores and every media venue out there!

If you want to 
drink or eat re-cycled food…well, be my guest. BUT! If you truly desire 
depth and a secure anchor for surviving and flourishing in any 
circumstance that you surely will have attempt to sidetrack and undermine 
your Godly Destiny, you and I will have to go to THE SOURCE of Wisdom 
and stay there until we “Get it.”

 
"We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, 

But not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, 
who are coming to nothing."

1 Corinthians 2:6

"But solid food is for the mature, 

which by constant use have trained themselves
to distinguish good from evil." 

Hebrews 5:14


GIVE JESUS JOY! 

 
 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12

These are the attributes of the faithful and true follower of Christ. And, as Jesus watches over our coming and our going, every moment of every day, 
His joy is made complete when He sees the evidence of a restored life being fruitful and steadfast, no matter what the condition of their 
circumstance or surroundings.



Believer. Let us press on into the walk of maturity in Christ where nothing 
shakes or shatters us anymore, because we live in the light of His Glorious Grace.


"So we praise God for the glorious grace 
he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son." 
Ephesians 1:6


~ 
QUOTE FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS ~ 

"Whenever we are obstinate and self-willed and set upon our own 
ambitions... 
...We are hurting Jesus.

Every time we stand on our rights and 
insist that this is what we intend to do,
...We are persecuting Jesus.

Whenever 
we stand on our dignity we systematically vex and grieve His Spirit; and 
when the knowledge comes home that it is Jesus Whom we have been 
persecuting all the time,
...It is the most crushing revelation there could be."


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What I will be sharing with you in the next few paragraphs is something I am being heavily moved upon by the Father to pour out to you and to in a sense, "impart to you" from His Spirit.

SOME OF IT YOU WILL LIKE, 

some will strongly challenge you and maybe even prick your soul a bit. But, all for the Good of the purposes God has for you. I love you all enough in Christ to not fear your potential upset with my loving insights.

STRETCH THE TENT PEGS OVER THE GLOBE
The following thoughts and spiritual insights are shared with the intention of helping you see a broader picture, a richer dimension “Kingdom-Globally” and, to challenge you to stretch the tent pegs over the Globe, not just in your local region or country. 

So often we want to “export” our spiritual experiences or current expressions of the Holy Spirit to other places and think our way of serving God in our locality is the most powerful and effective pathway to Promised Revival and times of Refreshing.

Many of these same Spiritual moves of the Hand of God are also occurring in Europe, S. Africa, the USA and other places globally. Remember, we are of the Heavenly Kingdom, on assignment to the Globe and have been strategically placed to serve the King of Glory.


SO! HERE WE GO!
Get a cup of tea or coffee and enter the Classroom of the Holy Spirit!

I do agree, that much of what the Lord desires to be done in our native nations needs to come from among the "tribe" there, but we need to be ever so careful to see that the Lord sends in and sends out from among our own and others, specific messengers, people, and giftings in order to train, edify, breakdown earthly cultural divisions and...Refresh.

NO MOVEMENT OR REGION IS EXCLUSIVE ON THE EARTH…
…when the Kingdom is being freely expressed. Everywhere on the Globe, God is doing similar things. I have watched it occur in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Africa, and Australia over and over again. The weeping, worshiping, repenting type of movement was rich, humbling, and overflowing.

AS YOU GO TO THE LOCATIONS THE LORD MIGHT SEND YOU, 
see yourself carrying a small jar of oil as the widow of the prophet had in the book of Kings. 
(2 Kings ch. 4 vs. 1-7)
What if she had never obeyed and had not collected the empty “foreign pots of her neighbors”, as many as she could? And she did it in front of her children!

AS she shut herself up with the jars, (empty vessels) and her children, she still had to empty the little precious oil she had in the possession of her small self or - hence, the little pot of oil.

DEAR CHILD OF GOD. YOU ARE ONLY GIVEN ENOUGH FOR EACH EVENT, 
EACH MOMENT TO POUR OUT.
BUT. Once you do freely pour into any nation or individual, meaning-any vessel that is empty and put aside, more will then flow, until, all their jars (people) have been filled. Then, you go home, and rest in His presence and prepare again.

THE JOY AND YET SOBER WARNING

that comes from the Lord to those sent to nations is that we must never exclude others from other nations or foreign lands, whether we are at home or in another nation. All that we are, and have been set apart for must be freely shared, freely given, and…
… Freely let go of.

LOCATION IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO HUMANS.

It gives us a sense of belonging, purpose, and identity.
However, we cannot lay stake to where and how God will move or honor our efforts. His heart is set upon the whole location of earth to bring it into a Heavenly kingdom fit for Him to rule and reign. He brings heaven down to us, wherever we are, regardless of our location.

The Lord sees our zeal and thrills over the gatherings we have all been a part of. Large or small.
And He celebrates with us!

BUT I AM STIRRED WITH A PROPHETIC WORD OF WARNING…
… And also a spiritual insight. 

Once you have stepped into ministering on a national and perhaps international level and move into another place of God’s design for your life, the first thing the Enemy likes to do is imply that we have become more unique or special in our place of calling, location, or expressions.

Actually. You have been called to die further. 

To ambition, to personal vision and importance. 

Teach this to the young ones.


WE MUST LEARN THAT IT IS NOT LOCATION OR HARD WORK THAT GOD IS BLESSING!


He blesses lives Hidden WITH God in Christ.

Those who will start fires wherever they are sent and then, carry the embers of that flame with them, releasing others to fan the flames.

"He makes winds his messengers,
Flames of fire his servants." 
Psalm 104:4


“I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 
'Do not hold them back.' 
Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth!” 
Isaiah 43:6


WHAT ARE THE BATTLES OF ENTERING INTO "THE CALLING?"

The Big ones? 

Personal obscurity and self-denial.
Letting go of the torch of personal vision so that others may flourish. 
Laying down our exclusiveness and letting others in on God's inclusiveness… globally.

"Therefore, my brothers, 
Be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure.
For if you do these things, you will never fail." 
2 Peter 1:10


THESE WORDS MAY SEEM INTENSE…

...And sobering dear friends.
But you have stepped into it now and I would not be a true friend to you if I didn't lovingly share with you that, since you have received a commissioning, you must also prepare to release that and, commission others until you yourself have multiplied the fire by allowing others everywhere to be able to have some of it, to fan it, to flame it...to make it their own, only to then repeat the process.


SIMULTANEOUSLY, OTHER GATHERINGS AND MEETINGS ARE OCCURRING GLOBALLY, UNANNOUNCED TO ALL OF US FOCUSING ON OUR OWN REGIONS OR AREAS.


THE LORD IS "TABERNACLE-ING WITH HIS PEOPLE" ...

,,,Everywhere that there is humility, hunger, and holiness.
Eventually, all of this kind of "tent meeting" will produce a move of Global intensity and will have a Glorious Collision among tribes, nations and peoples. We will all know one another in Christ and identify ourselves only as those from another Heavenly Kingdom. Even if we do have different accents and languages to struggle with!

"With this in mind, we pray for you, 
that our God may count you worthy of his calling, 
and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours 
and every act prompted by your faith." 
2 Thessalonians 1:11



AS YOU GO TO THE NATION OR CITIES OR PEOPLE THE LORD SENDS YOU TO…

...You go as a black man or woman, 
a yellow man or woman, 
a white man or woman, 
a brown man or woman 
and a red man or woman.

YOU GO GLOBALLY, CULTURALLY, AND KINGDOM-LIKE.

YOU ARE one of THEM.

YOU become that part of the Kingdom when you are there, and you fan the flame God has placed in their location, leaving another aspect of the Kingdom with them, to also carry… Globally.

When we implement this, we mature in Christ and step into a new dimension and a new "Good Time to die a little more," and in doing this we produce and dispense the fresh perfume of a surrendered life.

"But thank God! 
He has made us his captives,
 and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. 
Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere,
like a sweet perfume."
2 Corinthians 2:14



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If you ask the true "heart determined" believers in Christ today just what it is that they need now more than ever, it would be totally answered by the very raw words;

“I am in a state of real Desperation For God's Help!”



HERE IS THE PROPHETIC INSIGHT THAT THE LORD WOULD HAVE ME SHARE WITH YOU.


In the past few years many have seemingly "gotten" all that they thought they wanted. Lots of new stuff, bigger houses, hefty stock increases, and for some, that "greatly awaited moment" of climbing the mountain to the top of the heap to be "up there with the big dogs." Their inner thoughts exclaimed, "I am now someone that folks finally appreciate and take notice of!"

AND NOW... SUDDENLY!
THE BOTTOM HAS FALLEN OUT OF MANY OF THESE EXCITING MOMENTS!


Friends are scattering, you struggle to get your bearings. Telephones and emails and fax machines fall silent. NOBODY wants to identify with YOUR pain or loss. It just MIGHT rub off on them! Or better yet, it might even expose their slippery slope at the moment!


WE ARE IN THE HOTTEST REFINERS FIRE TO DATE!


People are winding up in anger, disbelief and frustration over this "unfair" season the Bride of Christ is in! It just isn't fair! We have been so good! We have laid down everything! 
Why oh why are WE being singled out?

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched;
My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
~ Psalm. 69:3


I am weary with my sighing; every night I make my bed swim, 
I dissolve my couch with my tears. 
~ Psalm. 6:6


Does this sound like you right now?


EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE TESTED SOMETIME!

The strongest impression I have received from the Father about the condition of His Bride is this. When things are going "fabulously" for her, when all of heaven is blessing, she wants to keep it that way!

If she is not in a place of great humility and thankfulness for what the Lord is doing, she tends to assume that, "It’s about time folks knew just how long I've been waiting for them to see just how great this church, or ministry or intellectual skill I've been soooo blessed with is!"

Then comes the attitude that we have to keep it allotted to only a few "real winners" like ourselves, and we become exclusive and look for only high rollers to run with.

And then. AGAIN comes the TEST.
Persecution comes, mug slinging, attacks on personal integrity, character assassination, and again the fiery trial.........of our soul.



TO REMOVE IMPURITIES - GOD USES A HOT FURNACE!

These trials as if by fire are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold.

So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, 
it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day 
when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
~ I Peter chapter 1: 7


HOW ARE YOU DOING?

The Lord is working the Bride overtime right now to deal with selfish ambition, personal comfort, and any other areas of personal agenda or presumption.

Some of the pain you are experiencing is due to the disobedience of those in the Body of Christ around you!
They resist the hand of God and react against you in retaliation toward God bringing correction or exposure to their secret lifestyle of personal gain or need for power!



WE ARE NOT ALONE!


For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, 
so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
Heb. 12:3


Admit it! It is hard to not lose heart right now! 
The world is in a tailspin and lukewarm Christians are showing their true colors!
It's time to deal with this! It is NOT going to go away!



AGONY IS MORE SEVERE WHEN IT IS "ENHANCED" BY TREACHERY!

Jesus went thorough it. Stephen went through it and so did hundreds of others! 
AND it hurts, and disillusions, and causes us to be so very, very weary!



THE MOVE FROM WEAK TO STRONG IS COMING!


"When?" ...You may ask. 

“Can God spread a table in the desert?”
Psalm 78.19



Here are a few things the Lord would require:


1. To gain strength we must relinquish our power or control over what we think of others.
 
We will be judged by the way we judge others when they struggle. Pious and lofty lectures are not the Kingdom language of healing and restoration. Loving-kindness and Mercy reveal the heart of godly maturity in a believer when dealing with the sorrows and anguish of others.

“Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
Or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs
To a heavy heart.”
Proverbs 25:20


2. Reach out in kindness to those under fire.
Encourage them to stand. Encourage them to seek the Lord.
Bless them and don't talk about them when they struggle!

"The Lord God has given me the tongue of disciples,
That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens me morning by morning,
He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple." Isaiah 50:4 3



3. Get still. Stop organizing, planning, and pushing ahead into oblivion! 
    God really does have a plan! 

“Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord, Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become cynical. “
Is. 40:30 -31



4. TRUST FOR A MOMENT!

It's all about trusting God in the end. Oh yes it is!
Will He REALLY refresh us in this time of struggle?
His Loving Word says so.

“For I satisfy the weary ones,
And refresh everyone who languishes."
Jer. 31:25 5


The Lord is producing endurance whether we like it or not!

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial;
For once he has been approved,
He will receive the crown of life,
Which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12




THE FATHER IS URGING US TO RUN TO HIM, TO CLING TO HIM!

He is there! Even in the fog of struggle, loss, anxiety, and also in seeming success.
He wants us to be desperate for Him and rely wholly on His voice.
To make all of our decisions based on His plan for the whole earth!

Seek Him.
Lean into His Voice.

Elevate grace and mercy…

…And lower your own opinion of yourself and your abilities to “lecture” others into healing or restoration.



WALK SOBERLY IF YOU ARE LIVING IN ABUNDANCE AT THIS TIME, ON ANY LEVEL.

Keep the vigil of prayer you are keeping for others well lit by the reflecting memories of past times, when you yourself needed the Merciful Hand of God to lift you from agony and redeem your life from the pit.

Let us be so devoted to the “One” who lavished and spilled out all He had, that we might repeat His actions, and in so doing, bring His Glory to it’s fullest measure and depth.

Mercy…. Endures.

Forever.


“Then will the lame leap like a deer,
And the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
And streams in the desert.”
Isaiah 35:6


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WHAT IS THIS OBSESSION THAT IS BEGINNING TO DRIVE PEOPLE AWAY 
FROM RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND STRUCTURAL PROGRAMMING?

Is it fatigue from fleshly efforts? 
Is it weariness with well doing?

Or!

Is it the beginning of a matter?


"Self Is The Blurred Veil That Hides The Face Of God From Us. 
It Can Be Removed Only In Spiritual Experience, Never By Simple Instruction."
 - A. W. Tozer


The Lord is allowing man to have the joy and shock of coming to the end of his means of prodding and producing until he falls into a heap at the feet of the One who has the key to the place of hope and rest!

He. The King of Tranquility and Divine Purpose, has the place of Sanctuary carved out in a definite place.



THE PLACE OF WORSHIP

"But the time is coming--it has, in fact, come--when what you're called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter.

It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself--Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration. 
- John: 23-24 (MSG)



THE CATALYST OF APOSTOLIC ORIGINS BEGAN WITH A "PLACE" OF SANCTUARY.

Those waiting for the Move of the Spirit of God in an upper room. Hiding from the world and its pressures and threats! Waiting. Worshiping. Asking the heart questions of,
"Why are we here? What are we waiting for? Who is this all about?"

We are Again...
...In the same place.



AND FINALLY AGAIN, WE ARE SIMPLY RESTING IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE LORD HAS BROUGHT US TO END OF THE OF THE PAST WAYS AND FORMS OF MAN.

He is preparing the way of His Power with a place of personal introspection and heart searching until we see that we must be truthful in our worship of Him. We must come into agreement with His Spirit and the way that He desires to move among those who know Him and among those who do not.

Old things are passing away. LOOK! He does a new thing! 

New to us. 
BUT Not To Him.



AS WE BECOME OBSESSED WITH THE IDEA OF NOTHING TO PERFORM
nothing to take to task, nothing to self generate but only to "marinate" and saturate in, we see the promises He has made begin to be realized.



SO OFTEN AS OF LATE, IN PLACES OF MEETING AND GATHERINGS OF HUNGRY SAINTS, THE HOLY HUSH OF HEAVEN HAS FALLEN WITH SUCH SWEETNESS AND SIMPLICITY.

All the fancy trappings of "noisy worship strategy" pale compared to this heavy rich perfumed presence that descends on those who will wait upon the Lord and grow stronger. There is no need for airy or trendy teachings and thoughts. No need for the pious and well versed to instruct in well-oiled speeches implying the way to go.

As we WAIT.
Humble. 
At His feet

He moves upon many within the Body to rise up and declare, to share, risk, expound and .grow in the Grace of God, as well as in much Mercy.



HEAVEN LONGS TO KISS THE EARTH AGAIN. 
The King of Heaven is descending with an unexplainable and definite wave of stillness.
It is His manifested Presence.
In His Presence, His Sanctuary...
... Is Fullness. 
Completion. 
Needs met.
And Joy.


COME. LET US BE MAGNIFICENTLY WRAPPED UP IN HIM!

"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; My soul thirsts for you, 
My body longs for you, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory."
 - Psalm 63:1-2


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OH HOW YOU FEAR THE FIRE! 

It is as if you think that I might truly do something unloving to
burn you or disfigure you!
I am a God of fire! Yes! But a HOLY fire! 
A fire that burns away wood, hay, and dead scraps lying around
in your heart. They are littering the places that I want to bring My
Glory into!
When My Fire pursues you it drives away any voice or lust or any other enemy of your soul! You will come to a place where
you no longer need to have the splash of fanfare or the
rumblings of the earth to know that I Am in your presence!

Instead. 
The Fire brings you to a place just like it did Moses!
He saw My Holy Fire in a bush on a hill. 
I spoke to Him and told Him He was on HOLY ground!

"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, 

"And like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? 

Jeremiah 23:29


I WAS A STILL, SMALL VOICE, 

SPEAKING OUT FROM INSIDE OF A FIRE!


Listen! 
I am calling out to you! Be quiet! 
Silence the noise around you! 
Get quiet with Me. 
Put away the busyness that you get caught up into!

“After the Fire a still small voice.” 

1Kings19: 12


MY PASSION FIRE IS CALLING OUT TO YOU!
I have things I want to whisper into your spirit-man! 
I have words that will sustain you through all of the
fiery trials and tests you will inevitably pass through!

“If this is so, 

Then the Lord knows how to rescue
godly men from trials”. 

2 Peter 2:9



IF YOU WANT THE FIRE OF I THE LIVING GOD TO BE EVIDENT

in your ministry, whether in the marketplace, the home
or abroad, Listen to My still small voice. 
It will in turn resound like a roaring ocean to those whom
you will minister to.

“O Lord of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!” 

Psalms 84: 12


TRUST. 

THE ISSUE THAT EVERYONE ON EARTH DEALS WITH…

… Day in and day out. Putting your trust in things that last for only a season or a 
few years can be very risky and very disappointing.

I have told My people to trust in ME with ALL of their heart
and I will make their paths straight. Yet - continually they put
their trust in people, and idols made of gold, positions of power, 
and in themselves!


LASTING BLESSINGS CAN ONLY COME FROM TRUSTING IN ME.

The real issue is that you don t really think that I will do
what I say I will do! So... You take it into your own hands!

When you finally lay down your need to control the universe
and those all around you and trust in Me, then you will be
blessed! Blessed with safety, peace of mind and above all
blessed by My pleasure in your resting in My plan.

“See to it that you do not refuse HIM who is speaking!” 

Hebrews 12:25


DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE SAID TO ME, “LATER?”
“I will do it Later?” 
You exhort others to obey quickly and yet you will drag your
feet and put Me off until you feel like following through!

"It is the LORD your God you must follow, 

and him you must revere. 

Keep his commands and obey him; 

serve him and hold fast to him." 

Deuteronomy 13:4


DO NOT REFUSE ME WHEN I SPEAK TO YOU 
or when I send you to do
something in My Name! You might fear for your own reputation, 
but a life could be hanging in the balance! 
You do not have the luxury of denying your King!
If you wish to be caught up into higher dimensions in My Spirit, and, if you long for the deep that calls unto deep, be faithful
to ACT when I give you a command!!

Psalm 119:57

“You are my portion, O LORD; 

I have promised to obey your words.”

Psalm 119:60

“I will hasten and not delay
to obey your commands.”



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HOW MUCH LIGHT DOES ONE NEED WHEN PRESSED UNDER 
by evil pressures and nightmarish reoccurring losses? 
Only a pinhole. 
One pinhole of Godly light is stronger than a universe of darkness. 
It is enough for a surrendered believer to cling to and depend on when all
else has failed.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.


When we focus upon the Light of God's enduring and
endearing Presence, all darkness will eventually be
swallowed up into the Light of His Fountain of light.
His Light is victorious over the darkness.

Psalm 36:9
For with you is the fountain of life;
In your light we see light.


WE ALONE CANNOT BATTLE THE DARKNESS.

Our strength is not enough.
Accept that and know that God s light comes to dispel
darkness. His strength and Righteous arm smashes dark
deeds, enemies, and deceivers and He will bring out into the
light the things men think that they have hidden or have
justified away.

Psalm 90:8
You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins are in the light of your presence.


WHEN YOU FEEL BLIND AND LOST IN A DARKENED SEASON.
Just as a caterpillar in a cocoon must experience a time of
confinement and seeming darkness, there comes a time
when it is lead out of darkness into light to stretch its newly
found wings of liberty and gracefulness to soar and express
resurrection power to those who gaze upon its beauty. Few
will fully understand the pain of this difficult process, unless
they too pass through it.

Isaiah 42:16
Along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; 
I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the
rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.


WORKERS OF RIGHTEOUS DEEDS

There are those who do acts of benevolence and kindness
whose aim is gain personal gratification and a sense of
power when they stoop to help others in times of distress
and sorrow. 

Often times, folks with this fleshly behavior,
although claiming a form of godliness, test those whom
they share with. This can be either in monetary gifts,
spiritual gifts, or in counsel.
This is NOT a Worker of A Righteous deed.
This is a form of selfish ambition and control.

To be righteous means to be:

VIRTUOUS
MORAL
GOOD
JUST
BLAMELESS
UPRIGHT
HONORABLE
HONEST
RESPECTABLE
DECENT

A RIGHTEOUS DEED IS ONE DONE WITH THE
INTENT OF IMITATING THE NATURE OF GOD S
MERCY AND GOODNESS.

It does not expect performance or groveling in return. Nor
does it hold others accountable for their actions in regards to
the act of Righteousness. Imagine if Jesus held us all
accountable to the acts of His goodness towards us and how
often we have failed and disrespected His grace. Yet
He continues in love, and acts of Righteousness.

I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST AND EVEN AS
RECENTLY AS THE PAST FEW WEEKS,
OVERWHELMING ACTS OF BLESSING, KINDNESS
AND SACRIFICE FROM THOSE WHOM I KNOW GOD
MUST CALL HIS WORKERS OF RIGHTEOUS DEEDS.


The common thread I see among all of these beloved
Righteous givers of grace and care is that they have all,
experienced a time of great loss, depravation, near death, or
sorrow, and they understand the need for a pinhole of light.

Jeremiah 9:24
But let him who boasts- boast about this:
that he understands and knows Me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and
righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight," de
clares the LORD.

WHEN TORMENT AND LYING SPIRITS DECEIVE OTHERS

and they foolishly accuse you; know that there are others
whom God will place in your life that will bring sober and
Godly counsel, as well as loving kindness and help.

Proverbs 27:9
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest
counsel.


DO NOT STOP IN YOUR KINDNESS AND IN YOUR
CARE FOR OTHERS!

The testing in this hour of the hearts of men & women will
only grow more intense as the Lord examines the intentions
of the hearts of those who call Him Lord.

IF YOU HAVE CAUSED TRAGEDY, DESTRUCTION OR SHAME 
to fall upon any of your Family in Christ and
have yet to openly apologize and make the situation you
were a part of rightly corrected, also know that the risk of a
deep darkness of the soul is reserved for those who choose to
walk in self-deception. Quickly while you have time, humble
yourself in the sight and the light of the Lord and HE will lift
you out of your darkness.

Isaiah 53:11
After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life
and be satisfied; by his knowledge My righteous servant will
justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.

AN ABUNDANCE OF JOY
FOR WORKERS OF RIGHTEOUS DEEDS

Psalm 45:7
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.


Psalm 33:1
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.


HOLD ON! HOLD FAST! REACH OUT!
A PROPHETIC WORD


"I the Redeemer of those who cry out to Me day
and night compel you to hold on to My hand of
Faithfulness and Light. Keep your eyes on the
light I provide for you in the darkness. 
Hold fast to it and I will stir the hearts of the Righteous and 
faithful in me to reach out a hand of compassion
and they will obey Me with acts of blessing,
restoration, and supply. They will do this
willingly for they have tasted of sorrow and know
the secret of My abundant Joy! They have gone
out weeping themselves. Sowing seeds they didn t
understand, growing up in compassion, only to
produce a harvest, abundant in Joy.

Psalm 126:6
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves
with him.


I the Lord have tasted sorrow, loss, torment, and
death. Yet in one act of Righteousness, mankind
was brought the opportunity for the fullness of
Joy and the open door from darkness into light,
when they too, choose call upon My salvation,
cleansing, and light.

Quickly. Cleanse your hearts of any act of
unkindness, false humility, and the use of a heavy
hand over your brothers.

The pinhole of light...My Light. Is drawing you into a New Day."

Psalm 112:4
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate
and for the righteous man.


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David had his Absalom, Paul had his Demas, who abandoned him, and Alexander the coppersmith, who "had done him much harm." Jesus had Iscariot.

We know all about Judas, so the story holds no drama for us. We forget that Jesus chose Judas after praying all night. They spent every day together for three years, talking, eating together, and laughing. Jesus sent him out in ministry. Judas shared in the miracle of feeding 5,000 people; his hands took the small, round barley loaves from Jesus and tore off hunks of bread for hungry people.

What makes each case of betrayal so painful is that someone who knows your heart—who knows your longings and character—turns from that and chooses to believe you are really dangerous. The mind freezes as it tries to grasp how a friend, someone who knew you deeply, intimately, could turn on you and attack you.

The singer songwriter Michael Card vividly captures the agony in one song:

"Only a friend can betray a friend, 

A stranger has nothing to gain  
And only a friend comes close enough 
To ever cause so much pain."


Betrayal, I've noticed, calls good evil. 
It twists a person's true spiritual endowments into something negative, a saintly deficiency or psychological problem. Betrayal causes leaders to not want to trust, to not want to be involved in anything called church, to not be vulnerable, to not open their spirits in worship to God.


Don't give up! You may be tempted to flee, to turn your back on your call. 
You are walking where great people have walked before. They are remembered as great because they did not allow the betrayal to stop them. Instead they learned how to turn their pain into greater usefulness for the Lord.


What does it mean to slander? 
To make a false and malicious statement that damages somebody’s reputation. To set somebody or something up in opposition to somebody or something else.


But another definition of slander is to take about someone with the intent to hurt them. 
To whisper and hiss subtle, condescending, suggestive thoughts that someone is ”missing the real deal.”

II Timothy tells us that in the last days there will be slanderers and false accusers spreading innuendoes and criticism and reporting things unjustly about others.


Scorpions carry poison in their tails; 
Snakes carry it in their cheeks, 
And slanderers carry it in their tongues.


Character assassination is an intentional attempt to influence the portrayal or reputation of a particular person, 
..Whether living or a historical person, in such a way as to cause others to develop an extremely negative, unethical or unappealing perception of him or her. By its nature, it involves deliberate exaggeration or manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person. For living individuals, this can cause the target to be rejected by his or her community, family, or members of his or her living or work environment. 

Such acts are typically very difficult to reverse or rectify, therefore the process is correctly likened to a literal assassination of a human life. The damage sustained can be life-long and more, or for historical personages, last for many centuries after their death.

In practice, character assassination usually consists of the spreading of rumors and deliberate 
misinformation on topics relating to one's morals, integrity, and reputation.


If the devil has any servants that he values the most, are they slanderers or gossips? I believe they are!

Charles Spurgeon said, "A lie will go around the world while truth is still putting on its boots."

Think about that!



In Psalm 15 David speaks such a powerful lesson about THE PERSON who can truly ascend to a place of Walking with God in a holy high place.

Psalm 15 : 1-5 A psalm of David. 

"LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?
He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong, and casts no slur on his fellowman,
who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,
who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. 
He who does these things will never be shaken."


If you will notice…this type of person cannot be shaken. 
That does not mean that he or she will not be sorely tested, or at times falsely accused or slandered. It meant that these things would not shake them from the knowledge that they walk with God in His Holy Presence SAFELY and confidently even though pressures and pain attack them!

The Lord is a protector… 
…And a refuge from slander and accusations!

"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, 
which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.

In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; 
in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues." 
Psalm 31:19-20


I encourage you to spend much much time in worship and in hiding the word of God in your heart. 

These two weapons act like shields to the soul when attacks and false accusations are unleashed towards you. There will always be those who gain power and prestige for a season through the use of slander or subtle suggestions that imply that you have some how “gone off the rails” and have become a lesser saint!

The Lord strongly addressed this in the following verses:

“Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; 
Whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure."
Psalm 101:5

"Do not go about spreading slander among your people. 
Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. 
I am the LORD." 
Leviticus 19:16


Servant of God! DO NOT let fear grip you and paralyze the Lord’s voice calling to you to serve Him freely!


No man or woman has the authority to tell you to not speak in the Name of Jesus if you are moving from a pure heart and a pure motive!  Of Course…you may thoroughly be discussed behind your back and dissected as to why you speak out or flow in the way the Lord might well call you to do!

But remember to be certain it is the Lord that asked you to speak out and then you are able to simply;

“Keep a clear conscience, 
so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ 
may be ashamed of their slander.” 1 Peter 3:16

Remember this, obedient child of God:

When we are slandered, we answer kindly. 
Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, 
the refuse of the world. 1 Corinthians 4:13

Love lived out and expressed honestly... 
...In the hearts that have felt the sting of slander and yet choose to forgive, do a greater work in the name of Jesus and for His Kingdom, than a thousand voices that may shout against injustice or religious forms and practices.

Remember…Jesus Himself endured insults rejection and ridicule.

And yet - He finished the course.

So will you!



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By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit

As the days begin to change and the seasons take their course, so am I also beginning to adjust the path you have been treading out.

I have been keeping track of all of your sorrows,
Collecting them and all of your tears in a bottle.
I have written down your tearful sorrows in My journal

Psalm 56:8

Many have passed you by on the road of sorrow that you have had to bear, too busy to stop and comfort, too concerned about what others might think of your condition. Others are only focused on their own forms of grief and have yet to learn to comfort others in their weariness and tiredness.

I have encouraged all of you when others are happy, be happy with them!
If they are sad, share their sorrow. (Romans 12:15) Even the Samaritan, one least likely to reach out, stopped and cared for the man battered, hurt, and sorrowful left on the road.

Many who claim spiritual piety and goodness turn their heads and hearts when they see another brother or sister aching in sorrow or tragedy. Let it not be heard about you my child in the heavenly realm, that you protected your own comforts or your own position and turned away from a brother or sister in their prolonged agony.

I have been testing the hearts of many who lay claim to a willingness to do anything I ask of them, but sadly then “pass on the other side" in order to avoid involvement with what "appears to be" one who is struggling or failing. As you do to others, so in your time of need will it be done to you!

I your faithful redeemer have heard the heart wrenching cries from your prayers and I am even now giving you strength and empowerment to stay firm and continue to believe that I will restore all to you that has been shattered, stolen, or shamed!

"It is God who gives us, along with you,
the ability to stand firm for Christ has commissioned us,
He anointed us!"
2 Corinthians 1:21


I have anointed you even in this season of sorrow!
And I will bring a fresh and pure expression of Godly living and giving into the earth through those we who see that they are being prepared as good Samaritans and who themselves are also being cared for by others who require nothing in repayment.

Many are hearing my voice calling to them to bring relief to those who have been faithful in obeying my voice, But have been persecuted heavily for doing so!

Obey my command quickly! Act now!
Bless them, help them heal, providing for them like I would! You will be greatly rewarded for this effort.

As you give them even a cup of cold water in my name,
You have done it for me!

Matthew 10:42

As you have been faithful to believe that I have better plans and a better way than the schemes of men, very soon I will wipe away your bitter tears and despair.
You have begun to understand what it is to fellowship with My sufferings!

In the days ahead, you will also share in the first fruits of harvest.


"God, who has called you into fellowship
with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful."

1 Corinthians 1:9

COME JUST A LITTLE NEARER TO MY HEART NOW. 
THE NIGHT IS NEARLY OVER.

You will see that the time of sorrow and weeping will pass, and a breaking through into the greater plan for you is in motion. I have been into the future for I AM all that you will need.

Your one simple act of obedience sets into motion waves of my redemptive grace and pure holy cleansing. The Nations are waiting for those who will only speak out of clean motives and pure hearts. I have prepared you for this time in the earth and I will fulfill all I have planned concerning you.

Enter in by humbling yourself further by doing simple acts of mercy and selfless giving.

Remaining anointed…
… Even in times of sorrow.




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Beloved. 

The Lord has prepared us for this season. 

He wants us to focus on the path ahead of us. 

The refining is painful but brings correction and is beautiful at the end.

Psalm 16: 11 says
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 17:3
You have tried my heart;
You have visited me by night;
You have tested me and You find nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

THE LORD WANTS US TO KNEEL
...Before him in repentance, for it rids us of our self-focus. Light comes when we are delivered from ourselves!

Psalm 36:9
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light


THE LORD WANTS US TO PAY ATTENTION
...To our “eye gates.” What we look at.
Our hearts need to be locked into His gates.
He says, “Look to me!”
And His arms are the gates that are holding us.

Psalm 118 Vs 19
Open for me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter and give thanks to the LORD


HE WANTS US TO STAY IN THE INNER COURT

...And minister Him. He is wanting us to get to “Ground Zero.”
Go into it and let all things of the flesh melt.

Psalm 101:6
My eyes shall [look with favor]
upon the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me;
He/she who walks blamelessly,
He/she shall minister to me.

HE WANTS US TO BE DELIVERED
...From disappointments or the feeling of being unworthy

Psalm 34:4
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.

You see, it is fear that holds us back and fear that causes us to to feel paralyzed or paranoid and so we are not able to move ahead in:

Wisdom
Advancement
and
Reconciliation.

THE LORD IS CALLING US OUT TO RISK.
He will not fail us!
He will not cause us to stumble, but He will cause us to grow and mature into the saint that will cause people out in the world to want to listen to what we have to share.

If we act ashamed of the Gospel and we act religious, then people are not interested in what we have to say. Whatever “fresh thing” we think that we are bringing.

But when we have the sweet presence of God flowing out of our lives, when we have His grace and abundance, and mercy and kindness is expressed in actions and deeds of tremendous forgiveness, then the world is drawn to something tender and sweet. And it answers the hollowness of their own lives.

THE LORD WANTS US TO BE RESTING

...And praying.

He is using His “holy sandpaper” to get down to the beauty of the true wood in our lives.

Psalm 62:1
My soul finds rest in God alone;
My salvation comes from him.

Psalm 62: 5
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
My hope comes from him.

Dear Child of God.
I encourage you to understand that the pressure that you are under or perhaps even the sorrow or suffering that seems so unbearable, is not something that you need to consider as a punishment from the Lord.

It is He, driving us into a place where we are dependent upon Him only.
He allows the sorrows in order for us to find out just how weak we are in our own abilities, and how strong He is to deliver us.

I encourage you today to move into today what is known as WAR.

Wisdom

Knowing just what really is the Wisdom of God.
To seek it out and find it.

Advancement

What does it mean to move ahead into the deeper things of God? Usually, it means dying to our own pleasure, our own self, which seems to be a bit of a paradox compared to what we like to do. Thinking that if we produce more, we move ahead more. But the Lord says, “ He that humbles himself in My sight, I WILL raise up at the right time.

Reconciliation

The Lord desires for each of us that we would have a season of reconciliation. He desires that we would be brought back to a place of rest with those whom we may have been in strife with.

I encourage you that if there is anyone that you need to reconcile with or ask if you have in anyway offended them, go to them.

If they do not receive you well, know that the Lord will continue to work on your behalf deep within their heart.

LET US COME INTO A HOLY PLACE
...As this season of the Lord moves across the earth.
He is drawing His saints together to lay down their religious strongholds and opinions as well as judgments of one another. Choosing instead, to bend their knees humbly and cry out to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords to reveal Himself in all of His grace and Mercy to them.

Let us, be some of the very first people to bow our knees, to pray for one another, to ask the Father that He would again touch the planet Earth one more time with a great fiery move of His Spirit. That those that are lost, broken and deceived would have their eyes opened and their understanding made clear that the Son of God has come and redeemed them from the curse.

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“MANY WILL BE PURIFIED AND REFINED ...

… BUT THE WICKED WILL CONTINUE TO BE WICKED”


By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow 

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“How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,

And has not turned to the proud for worldly advice,

Nor to those who lapse into tale bearing.” 

Psalms 40:4



"My children. It is always amazing how people run to the power and strengths of man and to the voices of false hope. As if from these things they advise or promise might gain a place of security!

You can only be fully secure when you first come to ME!
I never break my promises to you! NEVER! 

I use every opportunity in your life to train you to be an honest and humble guide to lead others to my way of success.


If you hear a man or woman boasting about too many great things that they have done, you will eventually find out that they are masters of manipulation and "embellished" liars.

It's all to make themselves look more powerful in your eyes.
I do not deeply fellowship with this type of person.


“If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously.
Do not be afraid of them.”

Deuteronomy 18:22

"I only share My keys and treasures of victory and success with those who do not peddle pride and do not posture for an audience. False humility is obvious to Me even when others cannot discern it. Trusting Me means to really believe that I AM all you need to have a vision and a future.

Trust. Trust. Trust!
Trust ME!"



Be Quick To Listen,
Be Slow To Speak,
Be Slow to get Angry.

~James 1:19


"The real proof of your personal transformation in Me is in evidence
when you can practice this truthful insight without having to think about it too much!

In order to sincerely be a voice for Me - one who cries out into the wilderness of other people's lives, you must be able to hear My voice clearly! Speaking only what I tell you to speak, and to not REACT with anger when you have those who oppose My Voice, challenge you!

If you are suspicious of others motives and have secretly hidden the things of insecurity or entitlement in your own heart, you will be looking for a way to cast suspicion on others if you are the guilty or presumptuous party of some wrongdoing. This opens a door to a hardness of heart, which allows the pride of life and love for position to blind you from a life of brokenness, and personal, private integrity.

Clean living creates a pure and clear conscience.


"Keep me also from the sins I want to commit.
May they not be my master.
Then I will be without blame.
I will not be guilty of any great sin against your word."

Psalm 19:13


“I remained silent, like a lamb ready for slaughter!
When My time to speak came, it changed eternity!

It is finished! Father!
Into Your hands I willingly turn over everything!
My body, My soul, My spirit!

Can you also turn all you hold dear in this life over to the Father?
You will never be the same again!
And you also will mark out a statement in eternity!"


The Lord's promises are pure....
Psalm 12:6a


"I have no ulterior reasons to make a promise that has a hidden agenda!
I am the spotless Lamb of God! All that I have ever promised to you and to
those who love Me has always been with only good and blessing in mind!

Purity has it's own deep well of uniqueness to draw from.
It looks for fairness for all.
It only operates with absolute truthfulness.
Purity is a value that never wears thin.


When you minister or care for others, do all of it from only a pure motive to help, bless and restore.

Impurity always shows up with self-preservation, intimidation and a pompous sense of personal power and personal vision.

"We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

2 Corinthians 6:3-6

Purity.

It is only a refined vessel that can walk in the power of this attribute!"

“Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.”
Daniel 12:10



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 SUFFERING AND SORROW ARE A PART OF LIFE. 

Knowing this, however, doesn't make it any easier to cope when you find yourself in the midst of the deepest, darkest trials of faith, and mentally anguish and strain.

Don't you wish Christianity could make you exempt from suffering? That would be great, but as most of us have learned, following our faith doesn't give us a free ride. We catch as much trouble as unbelievers—often more. 


The difference, of course, is that we can turn to Jesus when things go wrong. Unbelievers might argue that we're only turning to our imagination, but we know better.

At some time in your life, however, suffering will hit you so hard that you won’t be able to do any of those things, and that dark time will probably visit you more than once.


 “Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright, 
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.” 
 Psalm 112:4 


 WE ALL WANT THINGS WE DON'T GET. 

Maybe it's a person you're sure would make a perfect spouse, and the relationship crumbles apart. Maybe it's a better job or promotion, and you don't make the cut.

Or it might be a goal you poured your time and energy into, and it doesn't come to pass or others sabotage it all.

All of us have prayed for the recovery of loved ones who were ill, but they died anyway. 


It takes real spiritual maturity to stay faithful when things go wrong, but severing our relationship with God punishes us, not him.

Its self-destructive behavior that can put us on the path to a miserable life. The parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke15:11-32) teaches us that God always wants us to come back to him.


 Whether your problem is discouragement, illness or aging, sometimes all you have left is Jesus. When you're angry and bitter, you can still cling to Jesus in the midst of your tears.

You can grab onto him and refuse to let go until he brings you through it. You'll find, to your surprise that he holds on to you even tighter than you hold on to him. 



JESUS UNDERSTANDS SORROW. 

He knows about being hurt. He remembers the terrible moment on the cross when his Father was forced to abandon him, because he was filthyfrom taking on our sins. Jesus won't let you go.’

And as you age and start down the path from this life to the next, Jesus will take your hand to guide you. He appreciates all that you have done for him through the years, but what he has always wanted most is your love. 


So there you are in the middle of one of life's train-wrecks, dazed, wounded, wondering what shoe-or bomb-will be dropping next, and up walks Job's comforters.

We all remember Job from the Bible. A rich, powerful man, a great father and good in every way was Job. Then, in a series of overlapping upheavals, he lost everything and everybody except his wife-who turned out to be a whole lot less than sympathetic in her changed status.

Battered Job ends up sitting alone on a pile of dirt, scratching his boil-covered body with some broken pottery. 



WE CAN IDENTIFY WITH POOR JOB. 

Life drags us through some tough times of loss that make us feel every bit like Job. Caught in a vortex of pain, and wondering if we'll ever make it to safety. And, boy, do we recognize Job's so-called friends who showed up to by all accounts offer support and comfort. 

As they sat with Job in his misery, they took turns playing a self-centered, self-righteous, can-you-top-this game of knowing for certain that every bit of Job ‘s disaster had to be his own fault or a lack of trust in God.

They weren't sure how or why because Job seemed so decent, but deep down, they insisted, he just couldn't be all he pretended to be. 



THIS IS FAMILIAR TERRITORY. 

You get fired, and friends smirk knowingly when you try to explain the political nature of the event. Your child gets into difficulty-well; you know the kind of comfort you'll get from friends about that.     (It probably started sometime during potty training.)

Yet others try to “help” you with what I call “prayer lecturing.” While praying “for and with you” they let you (and God) know just how lucky you should be to even have running water, had a meal that day and more! Not really comforting in any way, and very very short on compassion. 


Yet, from the story, it's clear that Job was completely innocent. Dreadful things do happen to completely innocent people, good people.

Because of their opinion of Job's guilt, history has bestowed his friends-(and their current replicas) - the label, "Job's comforters." So-called friends who add to a suffering person's anguish by piling on false charges of blame and guilt and harsh reprimand for daring to show sadness or agony.

You may never have met anybody like Job, but you've met his comforters on more than one occasion. They seem to be everywhere. 



 WE CAN CHARGE SOME OF IT OFF TO JEALOUSY.
 
Job had everything a person could dream of wanting-and then some, so jealousy was never more than a stone's throw away. The green-eyed monster is a little more subtle with people living everyday, typical lives,but jealousy doesn't need much ground to take root and grow with vigor. 



WE DON’T WANT TO ADMIT BAD THINGS MAY HAPPEN TO US!
 
If bad things happen to people who don't deserve them, they could happen to anybody, including me. If I don't want bad things to happen to me, (who does?), I have to persuade myself and everybody around me that the victim's actions caused the problem. If blame can be assigned, then I'll be safe as long as I'm good.

In other words, if I can claim that the cause of your problem is something you do that I don't do, then what happened to you can't happen to me. 


There is, of course, no logic to this, but it brings some shaky comfort to frightened hearts.

We see this thinking at work when people stare numbly at adversity and ask, "What did I do to deserve this?" Sometimes the answer is, "nothing." 




HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOURSELF WHY ME? 

And it doesn’t have to be bad; you could be excited from something wonderful.

Most often then not I ask myself this after something I am looking forward to goes wrong.

Even at times when something goes wrong I lay awake at night and my thoughts wonder to what previously occurred. 


I am sure everyone does it at times, wishing for another try or chance.

You may lay awake thinking about your suffering, part of life’s suffering is misery’s shadow persisting/hanging on; not only do you suffer but you have to think about suffering.

I can’t prove this with statistics or find it any book I know of, yet I would say that more people either come to the faith or fall away because of this reason above all; the disturbance of suffering. 



 YOU SEE GOD USES TIMES OF SUFFERING… 
 … TO TEACH AND GROW US. 

If you allow yourself to recount your sufferings, did you not learn more about faith while suffering then any other time? It has been said that; “Blessings are God’s whispers, he speaks in our conscience,but shouts to us in our suffering.” 

 “O my Comforter in sorrow,

My heart is faint within me.” Jeremiah 8:18 


 Suffering becomes the only way to realize our hollow spiritual self. Pain is unmasked, and every person knows when something is not right when they are hurting. Pain insists upon being attended to.

So when you travel down this line of thought you come to the idea, why do I or someone else suffer when others don’t? 



 I KNOW SUFFERING IS EXHAUSTING AND PAIN HURTS. 

That is why it is called pain and suffering. If there were an escape. a person of great wisdom and insight would have done it already. Yet Discipleship demands such trials to compel us towards renewal. 

 Read Hebrews 2:10

“God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation.” 



The real question is what to do when life has just punched us a good one, and Job's comforters show up at our door. Nobody says we have to let them in.

And certainly nobody says we have to entertain them. And, most positively, nobody says we have to believe them. 


 “For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, 
So also through Christ our comfort overflows.” - 2 Corinthians 1:5 

We can sort out the who's-to-blame-for-what after we get some solid ground under our feet and a little energy back into our lives. 

 But we still won't want Job's comforters anywhere around us… 
… We will want people who care. 

 “Compassion “ 

To me not to be kind is evil of the mind.  
No need to pray or preach,  Let us our children teach 
With every fond caress  Pity and gentleness: 
So in the end may we, God's Kingdom cause to be.


~ By R.W. Service 

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"I would hurry to my place of shelter,

Far from the tempest and storm." 
Psalm 55:8

The world shall know that you are Mine when love, 
equality in sharing and compassion are more evident 
than the personal shouts of greatness and the opinions
 of those that call themselves the mighty.

I AM WITH YOU!

Lay down in the storm of your life, near Me… 
…Resting in the boat... 
…Until I rise and calm the storm.

We will pass over to the other side of this turbulent time 
with songs of rejoicing on our lips and with a greater love 
for each other strongly forged through obedience.

TRUST...Me. ... Let me see your face, let me hear your voice; 
For your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely" 
 Song of Songs 2:14

This is the heart cry of those who know that nothing else 
in life can truly satisfy them. My voice, and the looking
 at My face causes a deep peace and rest to "nestle" into
 their souls.

It is like music to the ears when My voice is heard like 
a melody from heaven. Ever so true in pitch, and in
 message. My face is full of compassionate expression
 and tenderness!

LOOK AT ME! SEEK ME IN PRAYER!

Prayer is an intimate time of communication between
 you My bride and I! As we "glimpse" into spiritual dimensions together we will delight over the Father who
 proved His Divine love to us and through us!

All you need to do to see My face and to hear my voice 
is to ask Me to speak to you and reveal my heart and 
plans for you!

WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID?

I am not a man who will lie or make false promises! My beloved! Risk everything! 
Come closer to the flame of My "Spiritual" passion!
 Just ask!

"You have ravished My heart
 with one look of your eyes." Song of Songs 2:14

My Beloved Bride! When you come and look into My 
eyes and allow Me to see into your innermost thoughts, 
My heart is filled with such overwhelming love for you! 
I am the Bridegroom waiting at the end of the long aisle
 you are now walking down... 
Coming ever closer to Me!

"At midnight the cry rang out." 
Matthew 25:6

My time to speak more to you is quickened as I see
 you smoothing the wrinkles out of your wedding garment! 
The more you keep your eyes focused on Me, the more 
pure and holy you become!

My eyes that are watching you with such all 
consuming love, and actually are drawing you into
 the light of Glory!

My eyes burn with a holy fire! 
I the Bridegroom, will search out anything that might
 be hidden inside of your soul! 
The closer you come, the more you trust Me! 
I have paid a great price to make you totally mine!

Jeremiah 23:29 "Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, 
and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?"

It is My ever-constant love for you that causes Me to 
continue waiting for you at the end of your life's bridal 
aisle walk towards Me. I am a patient groom.

Deuteronomy 4:24 "
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, 
a jealous God."

THE JOURNEY YOU ARE ON MAY SEEM LONG AND TIRING.

Keep your eyes focused on Me at all times. 
My eyes will never glance away from you. 
They will draw you, strengthen you, and above all, 
...reflect My love for you!

Psalm 34:15
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"He has showed you, O man, what is good.

And what does the Lord require of you?

To do justly,

and to love kindness and mercy,

and to humble yourself

and walk humbly with your God."

(Micah 6:8)

ALTHOUGH I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A FRESH EXPRESSION OF THE HEART OF THE FATHER STIRRING IN THE EARTH, I also see that there is a lot of "bashing" regularly occurring due to the abuse others have exhibited in their places of calling, aimed at those who have been true to what the Lord has asked them to do in His name, and this has caused not just a little sorrow.

WE MUST CLEARLY SEE THAT CORRUPTION CAN RAPIDLY OCCUR IN ANY PERSON OR ANY GROUP, ORGANIZED, RELAXED, OR OTHERWISE, when the tendency to think that they have arrived at a new or deeper revelation about something more so than others who perhaps express the Lord's voice differently.

ARROGANCE IS THE ASSUMPTION THAT I, INDIVIDUALLY, OR SOME GROUP THAT I AM A PART OF, COLLECTIVELY, IS SOMEHOW SUPERIOR TO SOMEONE ELSE OR SOME OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE.

At the heart of arrogance is self-centeredness. And self-centeredness is the foundation of human sin. I believe any serious attempt at self-examination by an honest person will reveal that we humans are sinful and flawed beyond measure.

MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID,

“MAN IS THE ONLY ANIMAL THAT BLUSHES—

OR [FOR THAT MATTER] NEEDS TO.”

Paul writes, “So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand…Wretched man that I am! Who will save me from this body of death?”

Self consumes us. And every time we arrogantly place our own needs before others we are enslaved by sin.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

HOW SHOULD WE LIVE INSTEAD OF IN THAT ARROGANT MODE?

How about the words of Jesus?

What did he say?

"Everyone who exalts himself (for example, "Aren't I great? Aren't I right? Don't I always have the best opinion?") will be humbled.

But he who humbles himself (for example, "This is my opinion but it may not be right. I don't have a corner on the market of truth.") will be exalted."

THE LORD IS NOT SPEEDING UP THE DELIVERY OF ANY "FRESH THING" IN THE EARTH IN ORDER TO GET US TO HIS PURPOSES QUICKLY.

No. He is testing the hearts of men and women everywhere, looking for humility, selflessness, and honor, for those who although not perfect, have also served and pointed the way to salvation for many years previously.

THE LORD IS NOT GOING TO HONOR THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SHOUTS THAT "CHANGE IS NEEDED" OR THAT "CHANGE IS COMING" AND THEN SLASHES AND BURNS ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T EMBRACE THEIR VERSION OF IT.

THE LORD IS INTERESTED IN THE SOUND OF HUMILITY, THE HAND OF MERCY, AND THE VOICE OF GRACE.

These key character issues attract the pure and simple Presence of the Lord. Blessed are the PURE in heart...for they shall see God.

Until the Body of Christ that has been through many difficult and Shattering events and rids it of bitter and venomous words against one another and accepts that each one like sheep have gone astray and turned to what pleased them at the moment, there will be little evidence of much harvest.

THE LOST AND CONFUSED WORLD OUT THERE WATCHES CHRISTIANS TEAR EACH OTHER TO SHREDS DAILY AND WONDERS WHY WE ARE ASKING THEM TO JOIN US!

Remember Christ’s two great commandments—love God with all your being and love your neighbor as yourself.

Self-centeredness is the reversal of the great commandment.

Self-centeredness means to place ourselves first, in effect proclaiming our own form of self-government (not needing or wanting the advice or insight of others), therefore our neighbors become an afterthought, and God becomes simply a convenience to be considered only when it’s helpful to us. It is evident even in our language that self-centeredness is woven into the fabric of the human experience.

THE ONE TRUE SACRIFICIAL MODEL TOLD US THAT HE WOULD SEND THE VERY SPIRIT OF GOD IN ORDER TO CONVICT ALL PEOPLE OF SIN, TO COMFORT, TO GUIDE, AND TO SET THEM FREE.

Indeed. The very evidence of a redemptive type of life is in one who washes the feet of his/her brothers and his/her enemies in an act of cleansing the dirt from the road of life off of the pathway to the Truth.

May we truly hear the sound of the unmistakable heartbeat of a redemptive model rising up in clear resounding purity, personal

transparency, and in the covering of the multitude of sins by speaking and meditating only on those things that are noble, just, pure, and of a good report.

AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS NATIONS, THE ANTIDOTE TO ARROGANCE AND SELF-CENTEREDNESS IS A HEAVY DOSE OF HUMILITY.

That is; a profound willingness to recognize the value and respect the dignity of every human life. And, furthermore, a humble heart calls us to seek and serve Christ in ALL persons by giving of ourselves willingly for the welfare of other people.

THE LORD SAYS,

"Do not let a wise man brag about how wise he is.

Do not let a strong man boast about how strong he is.

Do not let a rich person brag about how rich he is.

But here is what the one who brags should boast about.

He should brag that he has understanding and knows me.

I want him to know that I am the Lord.

No matter what I do on earth, I am always kind, fair and right.

And I take delight in that," announces the Lord.

JEREMIAH 9:23-24 (New International Reader's Version)

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Then he  (Jesus) added,

"Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture:

'I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.'

For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous,

But those who know they are sinners."

Matthew 9:13

It has been said that after the French Revolution, a convict released on parole traveled the countryside in search of a new beginning. Being an ex-con, as you would expect, led to complications in this search, and he wound up at the gates of a clergyman who agreed to host him for the night.

The convict, as is well known, takes advantage of the bishop’s generosity: getting up early before dawn, he takes off with the bishop’s silver; his escape however is hindered by the local Police Inspector, who after seemingly catching him presents the presumed thief to the bishop for identification. The bishop, without missing a beat, covers for his sneaky guest and speaks such words of kindness over the convict’s past present and future, through releasing him even though caught red handed and deserving of further punishment.

His words? They were profound and dripped of Mercy.

“ My friend, you forgot to take the candlesticks as well.”

For those of you who are perhaps not familiar with the story about the man and the priest I just spoke of, I am referring to Victor Hugo’s book “ Les Miserables.”

I think Victor Hugo shows something of the challenge of today’s Message of the Gospel that Jesus would want us each to hear and to act upon.

Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:36

NOBODY LIKES A BULLY OR TO BE TALKED DOWN TO.

Maybe it is easy for us to be merciful when we have the upper hand.  If someone comes begging for forgiveness, it becomes a show–of generosity of spirit, but a show nonetheless–that we are in some way better than that person. Picture elegant royals, who, moments before the execution of a criminal would decree their royal pardon, leaving a lasting impression of compassion upon those pleading for another chance.

THIS IS NOT THE WAY GODLY MERCY WORKS.

Oh how merciful is our Father! It’s not that our faults are not important to an immeasurable God. We have without a doubt deeply wounded the ties that bind us to him.

Yet he still holds out his hand, bloodied and deformed holes in them, created by the nails put in, even to his enemies.

TODAY JESUS INVITES US TO RE-EVALUATE OUR MERCY:

How deeply do I forgive those who offend me?

Do I pray for them, or allow my forgiveness to become a show of winning the upper hand? (Another way of showing false humility.)

The forgiving priest not only forgave Jean Valjean’s theft, he created an excuse for him, and even gave away the last of his own treasure, in the hopes that Valjean would be able to start a new life, knowing that he was shown the purest of love and authentic mercy.

MERCY MEANS…

Empathy, pity, sympathy, understanding; favor, grace; benevolence, care, compassion, gentleness, goodness, goodwill, humaneness, kindliness, meekness, mildness, niceness, softness, tenderness; generosity, affection, devotion, love, worship

IT ALSO MEANS…

…Letting go of harshness, accusation, presuming you know better what others need in order for them to better serve God. When we act out like this, we become much like Javert the Police Inspector hounding and lording it over Jean Valjean, bent on making sure all deeds that do not measure up to our way of justice are fully dealt with.

He felt sure that God wanted him to be the individual who would measure out justice and harsh terms of punishment in order to break John Valejan, thus having him pay the price of his wickedness and perchance if once finally shattered and broken, he may perhaps have God look his way .

"DON'T GET MAD -- GET EVEN?”

This seems to be the usual way people view the world nowadays. We should be thankful that God takes a different view of things. Although the Bible makes it clear that God is the Great Judge who hates all evil doing, he is also the Merciful One, who forgives and accepts people who turn to him.

Occasionally God chooses not to grant us mercy; for the purpose of judgment, rebuke, discipline, or testing. Fortunately, for most of us, this is the exception, not the rule.  For the time being, God has shown incredible patience and mercy by withholding most of the effects of our sins.

I will have mercy, on whom I will have mercy,

And I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."

Rom 9:15

GOD IS NOT ALWAYS SCOLDING US!

He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever.

Psalm 103:9

Could God find reasons to scold His children all the time? Indeed, He could! None of us are perfect. We could all do better.

However, as justified as scolding us would be, God realizes that we would easily be discouraged if all we ever heard was scolding.

When He scolds us He is correcting us so that we confess our sins and do better.

The Lord All-Powerful says, “They belong to me; on that day they will be my very own. As a parent shows mercy to his child who serves him, I will show mercy to my people.

Malachi 3:17

ASK GOD FOR THE HELP YOU NEED TO OVERCOME SIN.

Face the reality that much of the suffering in our fallen world is caused by human sin. But count on the fact that God is merciful toward all sinners. Whenever you recognize a situation in which some of your own sin has contributed to your suffering, pray for help, and God will give you the strength you need to overcome sin. Stop holding onto any sinful secrets that have been causing guilt, shame and bitterness in your soul. Confess your sins specifically, repent of them, accept the forgiveness that God offers you, and embrace the power that God gives you to move forward into a better life.

LISTEN FOR GOD SPEAKING IN THE SILENCE.

When your suffering becomes so painful that you can’t make any sense of it or figure out how to endure it, you may feel as if you’re trapped in silence, since nothing that other people say or do to try to help actually breaks through to you. But when you’re at the point where you don’t hear anything else, you can actually hear God best, since you’re less likely to get distracted by the world’s noise around you. In the silence, pour out your thoughts and feelings to God in prayer, and then listen to what He has to say to you. God won’t shout, but He will whisper, to encourage you to keep drawing closer to Him.

SUFFERING IS ALL AROUND YOU IN THIS FALLEN WORLD.

Sometimes it’s so tragic that it’s heartbreaking. Yet God promises that He is loving and merciful. How can you reconcile these two realities that seem like they compete against each other?

The key is to look for God’s mercy, even when it seems like it can’t exist with the suffering you encounter. God’s mercy is a stronger force than even the worst suffering, and when you look for it, you’ll find it.

The spirit, which he sent to live in us, wants us for him alone.

James 4:5

WE ARE GOD’S OWN.

LET US NOT BE AFRAID TO BE LIKE OUR FATHER.

Let our hearts be conduits of God’s mercy, knowing that we ourselves have been forgiven so very much.

Let us communicate our thanks to Him by being overflowing vessels of kind and tender expression, showing God’s mercy to all.

The Lord is kind and shows mercy.

He does not become angry quickly

But is full of love.

Psalm 145:8

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If you would ask the true "heart determined" believer in Christ

today just what it is that they need now more than ever, it would

be totally answered by the very raw words;

“I am need to have full clarity of mind and a fearless trust in the

knowledge of how much God loves me.”

WE ARE IN ONE HOT REFINERS FIRE!

People are winding up in anger, disbelief and frustration over this

"Unfair" season the Bride of Christ is in! It just isn't fair! We have

been so good! We have laid down everything! Why oh why are

WE being singled out?

“I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched;

My eyes fail while I wait for my God.”

~ Psalm. 69:3

“ I am weary with my sighing; every night I make my bed swim,

I dissolve my couch with my tears.

~ Psalm. 6:6

Does this sound like you right now?

EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE TESTED SOMETIME!

The strongest impression I have received from the Father about

the condition of His Bride is this. When things are going

"fabulously" for her, when all of heaven is blessing, she wants to

keep it that way! If she is not in a place of great humility and thankfulness for what

the Lord is doing, she tends to assume that, “It’s about time folks

knew just how long I've been waiting for them to see just how

great this church, or ministry or intellectual skill I've been soooo

blessed with is!”

Then comes the attitude that we have to keep it allotted to only a

few “real winners” like ourselves, and we become exclusive and

look for only high rollers to run with.

And then. AGAIN comes the TEST.

Persecution comes, mug slinging, attacks on personal integrity,

character assassination, and again the fiery trial.........of our soul.

TO REMOVE IMPURITIES - GOD USES A HOT OVEN!

These trials as if by fire are only to test our faith, to show that it is

strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--

and our faith is far more precious to God than mere gold.

“So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it

will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when

Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

~ I Peter chapter 1: 7

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

The Lord is working the Bride overtime right now to deal with

selfish ambition, personal comfort, and any other areas of

personal agenda or presumption.

YES! Presumption.

We as Christians have often presumed that because we are Christians…

…we should never experience severe sorrow, grief, loss, or devastation.

This “fairy tale” stems from a huge level of denial and total self focus. It is also a very Western culture mindset.

A dear friend of mine who went to China and who was visiting a

Chinese underground church group, had a reality check that shook

her to the core of her faith.

She thought that she was coming to

this group to “help and bless them.” When they asked her what

could they pray for the church in American about in order to

bless them she was flummoxed! Her reply was, “We came to see

how we might help you!” How can we pray for you?”

The response back was, “Pray that we would not be fearful or

silent about the gospel of Jesus we share when the authorities

beat us or imprison us. Pray that we remain strong enough

physically to endure the persecution we receive and not fear

what man may do to us.” SOBERING ISN’T IT!

When others around us are going through loss, trauma, or heart

breaking circumstances, sadly, many believers turn away in

disgust or even more disturbing, display an arrogant attitude of

thinking they are more blessed by God because their lives are

not so complex or “shattered” as those around them who must

have done SOMETHING wrong to bring these things upon

themselves.

Regrettably, some of the pain some saints are experiencing is

due to the disobedience of those in the Body of Christ around

them! They resist the hand of God and react against others in

retaliation toward God bringing correction or exposure to their

secret lifestyle of personal gain or need for power!

WE ARE NOT ALONE!

“For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners

against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.”

Heb. 12:3

Admit it! It is hard to not lose heart right now!

The world is in a tailspin and lukewarm Christians are showing their true colors! It's time to deal with this! It is NOT going to go away!

AGONY IS MORE SEVERE WHEN IT IS "ENHANCED" BY BETRAYAL!

Jesus went through it. Stephen went through it and so did

hundreds of others! AND it hurts, and disillusions, and causes

us to be so very very weary!

“You will be delivered up and betrayed even by parents and

brothers and relatives and friends, and [some] of you they will

put to death.

Luke 21:16

THE TRANSFORMATION FROM FRAGILE …

…TO FERVENT IS COMING!

“When?” You may ask…..

For my determined purpose is that I may know Him.

That I may progressively become more deeply and intimately

acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and

understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and

more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the

power outflowing from His resurrection which it exerts over

believers, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be

continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His

death, in the hope…

… That if possible I may attain to the spiritual and moral]

resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead even while in

the body.

Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been

made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my

own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of

me and made me His own.

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my

own [yet]; but one thing I do, it is my one aspiration, forgetting

what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

I press on toward the goal to win the supreme and heavenly

prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.

Philippians 3:10-14 (Amplified Bible)

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS THE LORD WOULD REQUIRE:

1.) To gain HIS strength, we must relinquish our power or control

over what we think of others. We will be judged by the way we

judge others when they struggle. Pious and lofty lectures are not

the Kingdom language of healing and restoration. Loving-

kindness and Mercy reveal the heart of godly maturity in a

believer when dealing with the sorrows and anguish of others.

“Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,

Or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs

To a heavy heart.”

Proverbs 25:20

2.) Reach out in kindness to those under fire.

Encourage them to stand. Encourage them to seek the Lord.

Bless them and don't talk about them when they struggle!

"The Lord God has given me the tongue of disciples,

That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word.

He awakens me morning by morning,

He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple."

Isaiah 50:4 3

3.) Get still. Stop organizing, planning, and pushing ahead into

oblivion! God really does have a plan!

“Though youths grow weary and tired,

And vigorous young men stumble badly,

Yet those who wait for the Lord, Will gain new strength;

They will mount up with wings like eagles,

They will run and not get tired,

They will walk and not become cynical. “

Is. 40:30 -31

4.) TRUST FOR A MOMENT!

It's all about trusting God in the end. Oh yes it is!

Will He REALLY refresh us in this time of struggle?

His Loving Word says so.

“For I satisfy the weary ones,

And refresh everyone who languishes."

Jer. 31:25 5

THE LORD IS PRODUCING ENDURANCE WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT!

“Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial;

For once he has been approved,

He will receive the crown of life,

Which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

James 1:12

THE FATHER IS URGING US TO RUN TO HIM.

He is there! Even in the fog of struggle, loss, anxiety, and also in seeming success.

He wants us to be desperate for Him and rely wholly on His voice.

To make all of our decisions based on His plan for the whole earth!

Seek Him.

Lean into His Voice.

Elevate Grace and Mercy…

…And lower your own opinion of yourself and your abilities to

“lecture” others into healing or restoration.

WALK SOBERLY IF YOU ARE LIVING IN ABUNDANCE AT THIS TIME, ON ANY LEVEL.

Keep the vigil of prayer you are keeping for others well lit by the

reflecting memories of past times when you yourself needed the

Merciful Hand of God to lift you from agony and redeem your life

from the pit.

Let us be so devoted to the “One” who lavished and spilled out

all He had, that we might repeat His actions, and in so doing,

bring His Glory to it’s fullest measure and depth.

His Mercy….

…Endures.

Forever.

“Then will the lame leap like a deer,

And the mute tongue shout for joy.

Water will gush forth in the wilderness

And streams in the desert.”

Isaiah 35:6

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The Lord has recently been impressing me about what goes on in the hearts of those who choose to not allow others to be promoted or to rise above them in any area that they might have either at one time held influence in, or who are at this moment in time the lead or main voice or an organization, a ministry or institution.

This can occur in a business situation, in families where patriarchal or matriarchal control is enabled, or in ministry settings where only after you have jumped through certain hoops of performance or other "tests” you will possibly then be esteemed of  “useful” value  and perhaps be allowed a place of input or respect among the “hierarchy of the day”.

The Father in heaven intentionally stripped Himself of His greatest glory.... His son ... in order that the wave of redemption needed in the earth might be brought forth through the Son. In doing so, the Father was glorified, exalted, and further honored by allowing this Son to fulfill His part of the Triune plan.

Why is this not modeled by more of those who are calling themselves, leaders, “Bishops”  - Apostles, or even now the newly developed term “Super Apostles”?

THIS IS A SPIRIT ON THE LOOSE FROM HELL

It is nothing more than a "mimic" of the spirit of pride that Lucifer operated in, and it operates in many others now. It has been working hard to invade the minds of many who at one time were in the forefront of specific moves of God or who were key leaders in areas of ministry building in the past.

This spirit operates much like how Herod the great did during the time when the Savior was about to be born in the earth. Herod was so terribly afraid that someone would "snuff him out" or would "out do" him that he lived in paranoia, and he constantly manipulated and curried favor in order to gain influence or access to whatever he needed to keep his stronghold of power intact.

Let's read in the Word about this first. Matthew 2:1-6

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel. "

HEROD WAS A MAN WHO EXPECTED OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE WAS THE ONE WHO HELD ALL COMMAND.

There was no room at the table for those who would not sway his way! He used smooth talk with other "Kings" and influential leaders to obtain information and tasty morsels of gossip to plan his next move in order to keep his position intact.

As the Chief Priest and keepers of the law were called together, (they walked on eggshells around Herod) the WORD of God spoke about this humble little town where a new ruler was to be "raised up" and would care for the people!

HEROD DIDN'T CARE FOR PEOPLE!

They were supposed to care for him and fear him! And grovel! He had worked hard for all of this power and honor!

Matthew Ch. 2 7-8

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child.

As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

HEROD GATHERED THE 3 KINGS INTO HIS CHAMBERS SECRETLY...

...To hide his plan from the Priests and lawmakers and with a "slimy" oozing, well-cultivated and deceptive tongue, tried to appear ever so interested in the new "child" that was in his way. He acted out in false humility, and used it to try to obtain information as to where his "upstart enemy" might be located. He wanted to "at least" honor him and worship him too!

In all reality...Herod wanted to go and scope out where this new king might live, and see what he had to compete with.

But! God had planned that the next wave of his power on the earth must come through a childlike and poor son. One who would not get stuck in traditional posturing or in the trends of the era? One who would not manipulate with intellect, cunningness, or through lofty ambition.

GOD HAD GIVEN OF HIS SEED…

HIS living prepared pathway. He gave it ALL into the next "generation of His Presence" and the move of His glory in the earth.

Into a SON

...Who had lived in the very Presence of God and was one with Him.

"THREE WISE MEN"

Matthew Ch. 2:9

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.

These three Kings had "heard the true intentions" of King Herod's "heart". They were discerning men, and realized that after having been "hauled off" by Herod to a very secretive meeting to inquire about this new "ministry" and possible challenger of Herod's rule...something was a little off beat!

Herod had left a very "Saccharine" aftertaste in the mouths of the Wise men and, wisely, they still stayed on the course that God had led them on and met the TRUE KING OF GLORY.

He was lowly, He was helpless, and He radiated the pure light and presence of God Himself.

THESE MEN DIDN'T NEED POMP OR…

…STRONG-ARMED, PRIDEFUL LEADERSHIP,

to cause them to bow down and give honor to this Tiny King! No! The simple humility of the "Promise to come" was enough to cause them to bow their knees and worship the King of heaven.

Their reward was to have a visitation in their dreams to not return nor to converse with Herod about the new wave of glory that would be coming through this child.

12 “And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod,

they returned to their country by another route.”

WHAT THE LORD IMPRESSED ME WITH

THROUGH THIS PROPHETIC INSIGHT/TEACHING IS THIS;

Whenever there is a fresh wave or move of God's Plan in the earth in regard to the redeeming of souls, there is also a counter movement at work among the "religious" and prideful intellectuals of the day.

These situations are brought on through the influence of evil spirits who have been assigned to try and destroy the future generations of passionate and unspoiled servants of grace that God would plan to use in the earth. The "Sons and Daughters" of the King.

SOME OF THE EVIL SPIRITS COME AND TAUNT THOSE WITH OLD RELIGIOUS RESIDUAL MINDSETS.

Those who feel that there is a "deserved" spiritual hierarchy in the ranks of the King. Many have assumed that because they have labored and have paved the pathway with their life's blood for the next wave of the King, that they deserve a place of special recognition and a form of "holding onto the leash" of those they have coming up “underneath” them.

If this is not humbly acknowledged and repented of, this can cause what the scripture calls "exasperating your children" to occur.

Colossians. 3:21

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children,

That they may not lose heart.”

This creates an atmosphere of shame and pushes many into a place of frustration in not wanting to dishonor their mentors, but feel that they will be watched in their every move and smugly, with an "accusing raising of the eyebrows" be "discussed" in demeaning terms, as they too try to reach their destinies and calling in the Way of the Lord.

AS WE BEGIN TO SEE THE DAWNING OF THE PROMISED WAVE OF GOD'S GREATEST HARVEST EVENT EVER KNOWN TO MAN SINCE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST JESUS, THE LORD IS GOING TO ALLOW THE "HEROD SPIRIT ATTITUDES" TO BE JUSTLY ADDRESSED.

There are those who were once deeply a part of what God was doing and have "lost" that so called advantage to either the aging process, transition in ministry, or through focusing strictly on their own ministry advancement.

THE LORD IS LOVINGLY ALLOWING PAINFUL TRAVAIL TO OCCUR,

in order for the current generation of Fathers and Mothers in the faith to see that through releasing and affirming the sons and daughters in their care, or… who are now, (due to the season) moving past them in influence or in special anointing, that they too WILL once again... run hard and multiply themselves through

Imparting and sending out the new wave of the King's regiments!

HINDERING OR HARVESTING?

The hidden prophetic and travailing element of individuals who are being shaped into the fabric of God's own weaving are currently being made ready for a swift and dynamic change of pace.

What was once long and hard will become shortened and filled with rest. Release of God's grace and abundant mercy is coming into fulfillment as you end your course of instructions for this season.

MANY OF YOU ARE IN YOUR LATE 40'S TO YOUR MID 60'S.

You have not had the pleasure of faithful mentoring. So. The Lord has instead, made your life one of mentoring and preparing others.

Look now at the pathway the Lord has allowed you to pave and one that others might walk upon when they too experience nights of darkness and difficulty. Your lives have a Divine Radiance that has prepared a "footing" for them in Christ, so that they may not stumble and fail.

A PROPHETIC ENCOURAGEMENT

"I the Lord have prodded, whispered, shouted, and commanded many to assist you in paving the way.

If you are weary of waiting for releases and the fulfilled promise, take what you now have and in reckless abandonment cast it upon the water. I will see to it that you will not be left with empty hands.   I bless what is little if it is given in humility and obedience rather than much given in false humility and personal safety.

Come to the place of safety. Under My shadowed wing.

Anguish has been your companion too long as well as the gaping ache for friends that stick closer than a brother.

I have begun building relationships among you that stem from brokenness in each of you and also where you have learned the value of discretion. See Me fulfill and direct your path.

Watch the answers dawn upon your list of asked and yet unanswered questions.

See ME as the One who can move upon the hearts of those who quickly obey when I touch their inner man with compassion and spiritual insights.

I have a few in the earth who live...

...To obey Me, Promptly."



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THE WINTER OF OUR MALCONTENT – “FAITHING OUR FEARS”

By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit

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For many weeks now, just as I was about to fall into a good deep sleep, I have heard in my spirit the words “ The Winter of our Malcontent.” Trying to reconcile those words in my own thinking, I would then say to myself, “ You mean the winter of our discontent don’t you”. Thinking about the fact that Shakespeare wrote this and put into print in Richard III, 1594.

Again and again… the same event would take place until I was made aware of what the Lord would have me write and share with those - who may have ears to hear. For you see, the subject can be one that many  - Fear.

Malcontent – definition

Disappointed, disenchanted, disillusioned, frustrated, unfulfilled; disquieted, disturbed, perturbed, upset; dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent

THE WRINGING OF HANDS AND HEART

For some, it is easier to simply live in a shell of denial or self concocted false spiritual bliss than to look soberly and “head on” at the turmoil and drama that the world is rapidly spinning and bobbing in.

It will not easily or wishfully go away, and at this time we are and will be, facing severe repercussions for wicked choices made by governments, banking systems and yes religious institutions.

All three can do good things, but many currently have chosen the ways of corruption, selfish ambition, deceptive story telling and above all, the giving away of their heart and minds to the god of this world. A god who traps its victims with promises of greater power, influence, and an adoring mass of “lesser gifted” humans who are expected to give homage without asking questions.

These pressures and practices can tear at the soul of the discerning hearts who see more than the “handwriting on the wall”.  They know, regardless of a solid stance of Faith in God’s providence and care - that something is very very wrong and, it is escalating.

THE FEAR AND HOLLOW ACHE WITHIN YOUR HEART

Many are panicking and poring over every website and news bulletin to see if there are falsities that they can catch and prove in the wrong, or truths that they can exploit. Neither of these will help.

And, the fear mongers believe that we all must be totally obsessed and baptized in fear by pouring it out to their audiences.

They will feed the panic and give power to the spirit of terror that is looming large and with insidious precision.

Where do apparent Bible believers get reliable information to nourish their fears? From you and me. We do it to each other all the time.

Why do we deliver information to our brother or sister that will feed his or her fears?

THE FIRST CAUSE OF FEAR IS THE FEAR OF LOSING PLAYTHINGS AND SAFETY.

We believe that "my God shall supply all your needs," but our old nature cannot believe that, especially when we hear news from worldly sources telling us someone is trying to take our toys and life resources away from us. When we give place to fear, and feast on it, feed it, and pass it on to other people, we are boldly denying that Christ will be our supplier.

If you have a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind that has no hope, no light, and you have the Church headed straight into a train wreck instead of looking at the light at the end of the tunnel, you are WICKED.

If all you do is sit around and talk with “wide-eyed” terror about the New World Order, the crash of the banks, the collapse of the dollar, and the concentration camps and micro chips getting ready for us you’re not only feeding fear, you also are a promoter and preacher of it.

Harsh words? No. Honest words intended to get you to shake off morbid living and to decide to truly serve the LIVING GOD or serve  - Fear.

WHAT FEAR IS

Fear is a harsh and wicked taskmaster.

Fear will not let you sleep well at night.

Fear brings condemnation and shame.

Fear causes hoarding and secret self-protections.

Fear will make you betray others to hide and protect your way of living and your opinions.

Fear will join with accusation and destroy safe relationships, by isolating you.

Fear is a liar and gathers clusters of other tormenting spirits to join with it.

Fear creates excitement for those who use it as a tool to gain attention or  - control.

JESUS HAS TAKEN CARE OF HIS BRIDE FOR 2000 YEARS

He is still doing so, and will never ever stop!

Know this! The light of Christ that shines in very dark times is the ONLY light that is available. I say this because this light is on "until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts." The light of prophecy is the light at the end of the tunnel of human history, and that light is a person:

“I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you, these things in the churches.

I AM the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

Revelation 22:16

So, the darker it is, the more blessed that light is. The stars shine at night, not during the daylight.

Light a candle in a room that has many lamps on, and no one will notice, but strike the smallest match you can find in a totally blacked out room, and EVERY EYE WILL BE ON THAT LIGHT!

WHY ARE OUR EYES, AND MOUTH FIXATED WITH HOW EXCEEDINGLY DARK IT IS?

1 Thessalonians 5 says

You are all the children of light,

And the children of the day:

We are not of the night,

Nor of darkness.”

WHAT TO DO NOW

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Tell me, what good is it to obsess or prepare to survive the coming crash or doom if you end up living a stressed and tormented life over it?

You’re afraid because you don’t think God can handle your situation.

You’re afraid you’re going to die, you’re afraid you’re going to get sick, you’re afraid your kids are going to get hurt, you’re afraid the roof’s going to fall in, you’re afraid the demons are going to get you…

Whatever it is, it comes from two things.

Number one:  You have a guilty conscience.

Number two:  You have weak faith in God.

You can deal with both of those.

Have a guilty conscience?  Confess your sin and get it all cleaned out.

Weak faith?  Get your Bible open and read what God says about Himself and learn to trust Him.... And pray.

2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit, which God has given us,

Is not a spirit of cowardice.

But one of power and of love and of sound judgment.

FAITH OBEYS GOD IN SPITE OF CIRCUMSTANCES OR CONSEQUENCES

Fear can creep into the hearts of the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the most educated and the least educated, the powerful and the powerless.

What can one do to be freed of fear?

Faith is not afraid of what others may say or do. An “Elijah complex” can rob you of power and joy, so beware! Elijah went from victory to defeat because he started walking by sight and not by faith. He believed the wicked queen Jezebel's words but not God’s word, and he forgot how God had cared for him for three and a half years. Fear replaced faith, and he ran for his life. We need to obey the words

Do not be afraid; only believe (Mark 5:36).

Faith and fear are opposites, and yet, strange to say, they are often found dwelling within the same person; but where one is forceful the other is undeveloped. The constant attitude of the Christian must and needs to be,

“Behold, God is my salvation,

I will trust and not be afraid;

For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,

And He has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 12:2

WHAT OUGHT TO BE, AND WHAT ACTUALLY IS…

…  ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT THINGS.

“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.”

Psalm 56:3

However, when the grace of faith is in practice, its verbal communication will be:

One thing that must be addressed as well is the situation where there are believers who are currently in trauma, loss, or who are persevering through very difficult and possibly harrowing situations.  Very often those who have a shallow development of the fruit of Mercy and attributes of discernment are often found to spout out well rehearsed  “Shotgun” lines of scripture at those who are in the throws of battle and sorrow.

THIS IS NOT OK! It shows a great lack of genuine Christian Character and even worse, a lack of the nature of Christ. The following verse will clear up any religious sputtering about this, and hopefully bring a nice bit of conviction to the legalistic and hardhearted.

So those of us who have a strong [faith] must be patient with the weaknesses of those whose [faith] is not so strong. We must not think only of ourselves.

Romans 15:1

Jesus Stood up in the Storm and spoke PEACE. He did not scold and hammer away at the frighten men in the boat with him. He did not shame them with a tone of superiority or condescending “blather” when he said, “ Why do you struggle with trusting Me (faith) to take care of you?”  He used moments of doubt and fearfulness all throughout the bible as teaching moments, to disciple His beloved children. We too - Can learn from this. It will be much needed in the days ahead.

LET’S PRAY TOGETHER AND BE FREE FROM FEAR

Dear Jesus Christ,

I know that all power and authority on Heaven and Earth belongs to You alone. 
I come to You today, 
asking for supernatural divine deliverance from fear.

I am facing numerous issues that are scaring me, 
sometimes tormenting me! 
I ask you right now Jesus, 
in faith and with all of my existence, 
please, please deliver me from all fear.

I gave You my soul when I became a Christian.

So right now, 
I choose to symbolically, 
and literally hand you my problems, 
my fears. 
I pray, Jesus take these fears, 
and strengthen me against them! 
Protect me from every lie of the enemy that has come my way trying to deceive me.
 You have told me:

"Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." - John 14:27.

Right now, I give it all to You Jesus. 
Please deal with these fears for me. 
In the name of Jesus Christ the Son of God almighty, 
I renounce satan and all of his lies that are trying to make me afraid!

I pray that you Lord would
bind every enemy and spirit of fear attempting to operate in my life and rebuke it! 
Protect me from it!

Lord Jesus, 
please also help me recognize if there is something that I am doing to allow fear to manipulate me. 
Please let me know if there is something wrong that needs to change. 
Please let me know if there is something in my environment or home, 
that is causing my mind to have fearful reactions.

Help us, O heavenly father, to dwell not on our fears, but on who you are.  We can conqueror our fears only by focusing on you.  Then no matter what is the cause of our fears, they will dissipate like the morning fog.

This we ask in the name of Him who overcame all of His fears by fixing his eyes on You and You alone.  Amen

Thank You! 
Amen!

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THE STRATEGIC DRAWING BOARD

There are a great number of Divine and strategic drawing boards and a re-designing going on in the lives of those called to move into the roles of Kingdom modeling of the Father’s heart, the Savior’s passion and the Holy Spirit’s purest functions in the Body.

“See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms.

To uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow.

To build and to plant." ~ Jeremiah 1:10

OLD WALLS vs. NEW WALLS

Old walls first come down before new ones can be put up!

Old walls of keeping people out of "your space"  -  "your ministry" - “your home”. The true boundaries of the Kingdom have room for everyone to freely express, (with respect for others), the passion they have for the "design" the Lord has given to them, for building up the King's domain!

The "kingdom" of God has grace as its boundary setting and humility as its foundation.

And it will be said:

"Build up, build up, prepare the road!

Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people."

~ Isaiah 57:14

"THE ERA OF REBUILDING"

The Lord is speaking to us in this era of "rebuilding" His house of worship – that as we put first becoming those temples and hearts of men surrendered to him as yielded vessels, there will be rooms re-designed by the "Master’s craftsman" that will be filled with strategically planned prayer initiatives, music rooms equipped with "clear spiritual headsets" to hear the songs of the kingdom and actually record and share them freely, and a series of “family rooms” where all ethnic groups become "one family" as they fix their eyes on upon the "fireplace" of the presence of the Holy Spirit and His Pentecost type of power and might!

"I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me,

and what the King had said to me.

They replied, "let us start rebuilding."

So they began this good work.

~ Nehemiah 2:18

I AM RESTRUCTURING EVERYTHING

“Yes says the Lord!  I Am restructuring everything in your lives that I have allowed to be taken and shaken from you! How can you be My fresh expression in the earth with the old worn out living quarters of the past?

Those who continue to cling to the accolades of the past and bygone ministry meetings and services (even if they were just last week) will receive a limited amount of new assignments until they realize that the past is….PAST!

Each day is a new day and needs a fresh approach to the fresh design model that I AM revealing!”

“The day for building your walls will come,

The day for extending your boundaries.”

Micah 7:11

A CHANGE OF PACE – A STRENGTHENED GRACE

The unseen prophetic and travailing groups of individuals who are being shaped

into the fabric of God's own weaving, are currently being made ready for a swift and dynamic change of pace.

What was once long and hard will become shortened and filled with rest.

Release of God's grace and abundant mercy is coming into fulfillment as you end your course of instructions for this season.

My friends don’t be surprised at the painful things that you are now suffering, which are testing your faith. Don’t think that something strange is happening to you. But you should be happy that you are sharing in Christ’s sufferings. You will be happy and full of joy when Christ shows his glory.”

1 Peter 4:12-13

“BIGHEARTEDNESS"

Bigheartedness will be a part of the evidence of a fresh wave of Kingdom glory in the earth. Missionaries or “sent ones” will not grieve over broken promises made to them for aid to go! No! Those now surfacing in the earth as the fresh wave of pure and “Joseph-type” of compassionate-hearted, nurturing investors (KEY WORD: Nurturing), will be suddenly established… as well as the faithful and obedient souls who have never merchandised the anointing or promoted their gifting nor have shamed others while they too were flowing in obedience themselves.

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.

In order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.

The riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”

Ephesians 1:18

“THE SERVANTS OF BLESSING”

The financial institutions will be dumbfounded as supernatural windfalls hit the Body of Christ while worldly concepts and scheming only further muddy the waters of global finance.

Joseph gifts in the body, men and women, who are beginning to see with eyes now stripped of the fear of be taken advantage of, will be visited with great joy and supernatural revelation as they see that they are called by Heaven as “The Servants of Blessing.” They will operate in a restored life of purity in motive, in worship, and in honoring one another in Christ. Simply honoring each other without keeping lists of how much has been given or shared!

“All the believers were one in heart and mind.

No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,

But they shared everything they had.”

Act 4:32

THERE WILL BE SHOUTS AND TEARS OF JOY

There will be shouts and tears of joy as heaven moves upon the hearts of wise, kingdom minded saints, who have been given grave responsibility over heavenly blessed currency. These sober truth-seeking saints, will hear the voice of the Lord and will not be moved by flashy pleas for glamorous support and promises of free gifts in return!  No! They will be led by the counsel of the Holy Spirit to be vessels that release a steady flow into the hands of those ready to only build with the name "Jesus" on the final product.

“Joseph TROUPES”

I am impressed by the Lord as I write that there are even those who have a “Joseph Troupe” type of calling that will actually store up investments and actually be teamed up by the Lord with missionaries, food banks, and other sent ones. The Joseph gifting will bless the harvest call on many seasoned and faithful servants of God who have been in places of preparation for further ministry to the Body of Christ globally.

HAND PICKED "PEOPLE APPOINTMENTS"

There will be specific "people appointments" from the Father in heaven and through His Holy Spirit, He will bear witness in the hearts of those called like Joseph, to assist their Godly assigned brothers or sisters in Christ in the touching and training of believers in many nations. Discipleship will once again become a key component with those who have the apostolic heart to mentor and direct others into the field of harvest.

HEARTS OF KINDNESS  - COMPASSIONATE ADVISORS

These wise ones have known the false and greedy appeals for more coffers of religion to be filled and are no longer swayed nor fleeced by them. They will become hands of blessing, hearts of kindness, and I am again impressed by the Spirit of God, that they will also be compassionate advisors to those who have poured out all they have upon the spiritually hungry without taking much for their own care and rest. They will also be given great discernment regarding whom they are not to pour into in the next season of Kingdom work.

A PLACE FOR “JOSEPH GRACE”

A Godly voice of wisdom will be heard from the Joseph-hearted saints and they will prepare fiscally, medically, and recreationally well-designed plans for those needing such tender care.  It will be as if the Father himself brought heaven to earth in the form of a heavenly Joseph appointed employer, providing a salary for the employee as God establishes a different way of sending laborers into the harvest fields of service and places He commissions them to go. They will go with a foundation of “Joseph grace” undergirding them financially, relationally, and more importantly, in humble fervent prayer as co-workers together.

“Joseph, called by the apostles "Barnabas"

(Which means "Son of Comfort"), a Levite born in Cyprus,

Sold a field that he owned, brought the money,

And made an offering of it to the apostles.”

Acts 4:36-37

REBUILD A NEW "HOUSE OF WORSHIP"

Allow the Father to do his work of re-construction without hindrance or fear! He will rebuild a new "house of worship" within each of His people who allow Him to walk into each room of their hearts and tear out the old and embedded dirt, grime, and of staleness of passive and fearful living. Accusing and harsh judgments, disrespect for others devoted time and critical attitudes will be purged again and again in the hearts of believers who have yet to see through the eyes of Christ those whom He lovingly calls beloved and faithful, even though viewed as awkward or fragile in the eyes of the immature or worldly heart.

Psalm 31:23

“All who belong to the Lord, 
 show how you love him!

The Lord protects the faithful,

But he firmly rebukes
 everyone who is proud.”

THE MOST EXCELLENT ETERNAL BLUEPRINT

It is the day for each member of the Body of Christ to think of itself as one Godly unit, ready to honor and edify each unique Master plan of the King. It's the hour where building upon egos, smug thinking, and entitlement only invites the demolition of the Spirit to go to work until the knowledge of humility and eternal reward are viewed as the most excellent eternal blueprint!

"Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts,

Try to excel in gifts that build up the church."

~ 1 Corinthians 14:12

A PROMISE FOR REST

Rest will be essential for the retention of peace and clarity in this next year.

As the training in humility and “gentleness of heart-expanded compassion” are applied in our lives as friends of the King, our souls will cease their strivings from the driven goals we set out to accomplish.

We will learn to listen to the wisdom and warnings of others in simplicity and humility. And, in gentleness we will sincerely approach one another as dear Jesus does. Although He is the wisest among us, He puts no heavy yokes or shameful modes of performance upon His children. He simply yokes them to Himself in a promised rest when they yield humbly.

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

For I am gentle and humble in heart,

And you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 11:29

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IT’S A STRANGE AND TWISTED WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN

Many well meaning people try hard to give pep talks, cheery texts and even send emails with profound  topics or inspirational contents all in the hope of giving a bit of relief from the ever increasing “noises” of an uncertain world.

“ I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."

John 16:33

WHAT DO YOU FEAR?

This is not always an easy question to answer right away. Emotions and physical reactions to the question begin to swirl and elevate stress levels when anxiety creeps in.

And, fear is a terror that can paralyze anyone if enough of it is allowed to enter our minds. And that is exactly where it first penetrates our peace. In the Mind.

Fear

noun

Fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress; anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, nervousness, foreboding;

WHEN WE FEAR WE MAKE POOR CHOICES

If you are afraid or “fear” being misled by someone, you will limit your intimacy or openness with him or her. Many believers in need of healing emotionally from harsh or indifferent parenting tend to keep deep relationships or friendship at arm’s length in order to maintain a sense of control or privacy for themselves.

This can become a form of “selective hearing or selective listening” if the individual feels that they need to remain aloof and frosty in order to gain the respect or validation that they feel that they need to exist.

The problem with this cycle is that is creates a private  “terror” of not having a solid place of safety with a few dear and treasured people, flawed people… but those willing to also be vulnerable and open.

Psalm 27:1

“The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?”

Every situation, location, and relationship of our everyday lives is in some way broken. As fallen creatures, the best we can ever do in this life is to know how to live in this broken-down house/earth suit that’s our current address. And, nothing and no one but God himself, in the fullness of his time, can change where we live. So as we experience the reality of life in this house, sometimes it will leave us confused and overwhelmed.

Sometimes it will leave us hurt and angry. Sometimes people will give way to envy because the house or “life” of someone living nearby seems far less broken. Sometimes we just get weary of the stress of it all and long for a house in perfect repair.

YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE

In those moments, those days, those seasons, remember that you are never on your own. The Master Builder has given us a copy of his renovation manual, the Bible. It will help us to understand why things are as broken as they are. It teaches us how to live well even in the midst of the brokenness. And it will explain the only way in which repair can ever happen.

Just never forget that the Designer himself has moved into the house with you. You’ve not been left alone. You can rest assured of his presence and his wisdom. His grace has blessed you with both of these.

However, He must be fully welcomed and invited into all of the “locked and hidden access areas” that others are not often trusted to enter into.

He who offers you such grace and guidance will never ask you to do what you are not fully capable of doing by God’s grace and ever present Spirit. He will not demand things of you that are beyond your abilities. Our Lord is tender and kind. He knows who you are and he knows where you’re living. He knows how hard it is to live in your broken-down house because in the flesh he lived here himself.

The Lord invites you to walk away from trying to figure it out on your own and he welcomes you to sit at his feet and learn the simplicities of living; things so full of meaning that you will see your world in a completely new way; things so practical that you will never live the same way again.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

Philippians 2:3

TAKE A LOOK IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR FOR ONE MOMENT

Have you recently made decisions about who you will share with on any level such as giving, talking of dreams, sorrows, losses, major life events, and then afterward - pulled back only to run to either another source for additional validation or to agree with your choices or decisions? Or, have you reacted to some of the counsel or responses you have received by testing those whom you have shared with by removing your favor, kindness or former warmth from them?

These actions are often made rapidly when we are fearful or fear being wounded, and shift us into a place of survival and self-protection.

They can also isolate us from a loving, safe and healthy “corrective course” or direction away from fear and its tentacles.

FINDING THE PLACE OF SAFETY AND ACCEPTANCE

When we step into the hand of God we find the place of acceptance, and safety and an opportunity for service. It is the place of real authority, as well as of hiddenness.

God only works with those who are in His hand and those who do not keep jumping out of it, attempting to either control their own fears, but instead, often try to control others around them due to being fearful of the choices others make possibly affecting them.

Both greatly hinder the ability to trust other godly people and above all, to trust the safety of letting God do His job, while we rest in His hand.

The more we lie sheltered there, the more surely will He use us down the road. And it will be alongside others who freely share all that they have, without fear. Just as you will learn as you let go, and allow the Father to build a “Safe House” out of your life in His presence.

May the Lord do for us according to His word.

He said, "I have put My words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of My hand."

Charles Spurgeon spoke such a beautiful statement and I want to share it with you here.

“The shadow of God is not the occasional resort,

but the constant abiding- place, of the saint.

Under His shadow we are to feel that we are at home,

and then He will make Himself at home to us by becoming food unto our souls,

and giving spiritual refreshment to us while we rest.”

NO MORE HOOPS TO JUMP

When this is learned and treasured, you will then not withhold from or test others with rules or regulations set up to certainly fail them. We ruin great friendships or opportunities when we expect from others total vulnerability and openness and then only give part of what we have and who we are back in return.

Colossians 3:12

“Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Perhaps you are waiting on Christ, desiring His company, and while you are thinking these thoughts you are asking, "Will He ever direct His full gaze upon me? Will He ever speak loving words to me? Will He ever let me sit at His feet? Will He ever permit me to lean my head upon His shoulder?"

COME AND STEP BACK INTO THE SHELTER OF HIS HAND.

Though you might shake like a leaf in a strong wind. Come! Sometimes those who come trembling are those who are aware that they are the lowest and the Creator the highest. When finally admit that our own self-esteem is less than nothing and is total vanity, then Jesus is the more good and lovely in our eyes.

Let your humility of heart, and your sense of hollowness, as a replacement for disqualifying you, be a sweet instrument for leading you to receive more of Christ.

“Before his downfall a man's heart is proud,

But humility comes before honor.”

Proverbs 18:12

The emptier I am, the more room is there for the Lord

The more I lack, the more He will give me.

The more I feel my weakness, the more shall I adore and bless Him when He makes me whole.

You’re never in a better place than when you give up on you and begin to trust in what is certain.

The life-shaping wisdom of the One who created you - in the first place.

“After all, every house has a builder,

But the builder of everything is God.”

Hebrews 3:4

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THE SPARROW IS A CLEVER LITTLE BIRD

In Psalm 84 David describes his longing to be with the people of God and in the actual moment that he wrote this, he was a wanderer; he was a fugitive.

He was not able to be in a place where he could have fellowship with God or other people, and this is when he wrote Psalm 84.

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,  Lord Almighty!

2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;

My heart and my flesh cry out
 for the living God.

Have you ever felt this way or longed for fellowship like David wrote about with the Lord? His word so clearly express what it meant to David.

Then, he remembered one of his bird watching experiences. He remembered how at one time when he was in the house of God, he looked up toward the altar and he noticed some movement. When he looked closer, he found a sparrow building her nest, so he wrote in verse 3:

“Even the sparrow has found a home,

And the swallow a nest for herself,

Where she may have her young—a place near your altar.”

“Lord Almighty, my King and my God!” he said. “I wish I could be like that sparrow.

I wish I could be like that swallow that is able to build its nest at the very altar of God.” What David is saying here is, “Can you think of anything better than to have your home in the altar of God in the sanctuary?”

This is something so very precious to me because I am always so tremendously interested in nurturing and loving my family that I cannot pass this over.

Did you notice this swallow chose the altar of God to build a nest for her family?   She could have chosen any place to build a nest, but she chose the altar of God.

Yes! The sparrow is a clever bird.

BUILDING YOUR NEST IN THE SANCTUARY

I believe that things are put here for a reason and for instruction; so I am going to suggest that if you want your family to be all that God wants it to be, build your nest, metaphorically speaking, at the altar. Build your nest in the sanctuary because in the sanctuary is the answer to every question that you have. And I hope that you understand that I am not talking about a church building! I am talking about your fellowship with God. There must also always be room in your nest to include those with broken wings, or who have been abandoned or left as orphans.

A SPARROW IS VALUABLE

One more lovely thing about the sparrow. The sparrow is a valuable bird. I am sure that some people might question this statement! But it is a valuable bird, indeed. Some may say, “But not to man”! It is Valuable to God though!

I am sure the Lord did some bird watching as he travelled to places with his dear friends, but this particular instance that He records is in the temple.

As He went into the temple one day, He saw a whole bunch of sparrows, (remember that we are talking about a small bird) with their legs tied together, and they were being sold for a sacrifice in the temple.

In Matthew, chapter 10 notice what Jesus has to say about sparrows.

As He looked at those sparrows, He said, in verse 29:

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?”

That was the least expensive offering that anybody could make.

If we were to stop there, we would say what we ordinarily say, “What is a sparrow? They are not worth anything at all,” but the Lord said, in the last part of verse 29:

…and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father knowing about it.

That is how valuable they are. Not one sparrow falls to the ground without God knowing about it.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU SEE A DEAD SPARROW?

Do you just kick it out of the way and go on?  Often we see someone much like the little dead sparrow, wounded or suffering from the cruelty of others too busy to really care about a “broken wing” or perhaps a broken heart.

So many are busy licking their own wounds and getting on with their own lives, that they are unaware of the “sparrows” that God has placed in their midst. Those who need to be invited into a place of “Sanctuary”.! Do you treat your employees like this or a friend who has been through a season of sorrow or loss?

Do you find yourself simply walking past the Wounded or “dead Sparrow”? That would be a normal reaction, but evidently when the Lord saw the sparrow that fell very differently.  He said,

“MY FATHER KNOWS ABOUT THAT SPARROW…

…And my father cares about it.”

Then notice what He says:

Matthew 10

30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

A SPARROW IS SO IMPORTANT TO GOD,

…that it doesn't fall to the ground without God knowing about it, and you and those whom He has placed around you to radiate truth and hope to are of more value than many sparrows.

In Matthew, chapter 6 I think that Lord has done some bird watching and might want us to do some as well!

He said:

Matthew 6:26-34 (NCV)

26 Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds.

27 You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? Look at how the lilies in the field grow. They don’t work or make clothes for themselves.

29 But I tell you that even Solomon with his riches was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers.

30 I clothe the grass in the field, which is alive today but tomorrow is thrown into the fire. So you can be even surer that I will clothe you. Don’t have so little faith!

31 Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’

32 The people who don’t know God keep trying to get these things, and your Father in heaven knows you need them.

33 Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.

34 So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

A very well spoken and eloquent preacher said one time,

“There is never a sparrow that dies but that God goes to its funeral.”

This really touched my heart and impressed me. Not a sparrow dies, but that God goes to its funeral.

THE NEXT TIME THAT YOU SEE A SPARROW…

…Remember that God is paying attention to that little sparrow. God is interested in you and He is interested and concerned about me as well! Remember that God cares about you so much more than even that sparrow and that He wants to draw you closely into a safe place of Sanctuary with Him! A place of safety and peace, where you can rest and learn about His love for you, for your family and those dear close friends and perhaps a few lost or weary lonely souls that He has sent to you.

HE HAS MUCH TO TELL YOU REGARDING ALL OF THE PLANS THAT HE HAS FOR YOU!

“Settle into the nest…

…And Rest!”

God is waiting to speak and meet with you!

“The Lowly Sparrow”

~Author Unknown

I am only a little sparrow!

A bird of low degree!

My life is of little value.

But the dear Lord cares for me

He gave me a coat of feathers

'Tis very plain I know:

With never a speck of crimson.

For it was not made for show.

But it keeps me warm in winter,

It shields me from the rain.

Were it bordered with gold and purple

Perhaps it would make me vain

I have no barn or storehouse:

I never sow or reap:

God gives me a sparrow's portion.

But never a seed to keep.

If my meat is sometimes scanty.

Close picking makes it sweet:

I have always enough to keep me.

And life is more than meat.

I know there are many sparrows:

All over the world they're found:

But our heavenly Father knows

When one of us falls to the ground.

Though small, we are never forgotten-

Though weak, we are never afraid.

For we know that the dear Lord keeps

The lives of the creatures He made.

I fly through the thickest forest,

I light on many a spray,

I have no chart or compass,

But I never lose my way.

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SUFFERING AND SORROW ARE A PART OF LIFE

Knowing this, however, doesn’t make it any easier to cope when you find yourself in the midst of the deepest, darkest trials of faith, and mentally anguish and strain.

Don’t you wish Christianity could make you exempt from suffering? That would be great, but as most of us have learned, following our faith doesn’t give us a free ride.

We catch as much trouble as unbelievers—often more.

The difference, of course, is that we can turn to Jesus when things go wrong. Unbelievers might argue that we’re only turning to our imagination, but we know better.

At some time in your life, however, suffering will hit you so hard that you won’t be able to do any of those things, and that dark time will probably visit you more than once.

“Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright,

for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.”

Psalm 112:4

WE ALL WANT THINGS WE DON’T GET.

Maybe it’s a person you’re sure would make a perfect spouse, and the relationship crumbles apart. Maybe it’s a better job or promotion, and you don’t make the cut. Or it might be a goal you poured your time and energy into, and it doesn’t come to pass or others sabotage it all.
All of us have prayed for the recovery of loved ones who were ill, but they died anyway.

It takes real spiritual maturity to stay faithful when things go wrong, but severing our relationship with God punishes us, not him. It’s self-destructive behavior that can put us on the path to a miserable life. The parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) teaches us that God always wants us to come back to him.

Whether your problem is discouragement, illness or aging, sometimes all you have left is Jesus.

When you’re angry and bitter, you can still cling to Jesus in the midst of your tears. You can grab onto him and refuse to let go until he brings you through it. You’ll find, to your surprise that he holds on to you even tighter than you hold on to him.

JESUS UNDERSTANDS SORROW

He knows about being hurt. He remembers the terrible moment on the cross when his Father was forced to abandon him, because he was filthy from taking on our sins. Jesus won’t let you go.’

And as you age and start down the path from this life to the next, Jesus will take your hand to guide you. He appreciates all that you have done for him through the years, but what he has always wanted most is your love.

So there you are in the middle of one of life’s train-wrecks-dazed, wounded, wondering what shoe-or bomb-will be dropping next, and up walks Job’s comforters.

We all remember Job from the Bible. A rich, powerful man, a great father and good in every way was Job.

Then, in a series of overlapping upheavals, he lost everything and everybody except his wife-who turned out to be a whole lot less than sympathetic in her changed status.

Battered Job ends up sitting alone on a pile of dirt, scratching his boil-covered body with some broken pottery.

WE CAN IDENTIFY WITH POOR JOB.

Life drags us through some tough times of loss that make us feel every bit like Job. Caught in a vortex of pain, and wondering if we’ll ever make it to safety.

And, boy, do we recognize Job’s so-called friends who showed up to by all accounts offer support and comfort. As they sat with Job in his misery, they took turns playing a self-centered, self-righteous, can-you-top-this game of knowing for certain that every bit of Job ‘s disaster had to be his own fault or a lack of trust in God. They weren’t sure how or why because Job seemed so decent, but deep down, they insisted, he just couldn’t be all he pretended to be.

THIS IS FAMILIAR TERRITORY

You get fired, and friends smirk knowingly when you try to explain the political nature of the event. Your child gets into difficulty-well; you know the kind of comfort you’ll get from friends about that. (It probably started sometime during potty training.)

Yet others try to “help” you with what I call “prayer lecturing.” While praying “for and with you” they let you (and God) know just how lucky you should be to even have running water, had a meal that day and more! Not really comforting in any way, and very very short on compassion.

Yet, from the story, it’s clear that Job was completely innocent. Dreadful things do happen to completely innocent people, good people.
Because of their opinion of Job’s guilt, history has bestowed his friends- (and their current replicas) – the label, “Job’s comforters.”
So-called friends who add to a suffering person’s anguish by piling on false charges of blame and guilt and harsh reprimand for daring to show sadness or agony.

You may never have met anybody like Job, but you’ve met his comforters on more than one occasion. They seem to be everywhere.

WE CAN CHARGE SOME OF IT OFF TO JEALOUSY

Job had everything a person could dream of wanting-and then some-so jealousy was never more than a stone’s throw away. The green-eyed monster is a little more subtle with people living everyday, typical lives, but jealousy doesn’t need much ground to take root and grow with vigor.

WE DON’T WANT TO ADMIT BAD THINGS MAY HAPPEN TO US!

If bad things happen to people who don’t deserve them, they could happen to anybody, including me. If I don’t want bad things to happen to me, (who does?), I have to persuade myself and everybody around me that the victim’s actions caused the problem. If blame can be assigned, then I’ll be safe as long as I’m good.

In other words, if I can claim that the cause of your problem is something you do that I don’t do, then what happened to you can’t happen to me. There is, of course, n
o logic to this, but it brings some shaky comfort to frightened hearts.
We see this thinking at work when people stare numbly at adversity and ask, “What did I do to deserve this?” Sometimes the answer is, “nothing.”

HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOURSELF WHY ME?

And it doesn’t have to be bad; you could be excited from something wonderful. Most often then not I ask myself this after something I am looking forward to goes wrong.

Even at times when something goes wrong I lay awake at night and my thoughts wonder to what previously occurred. I am sure everyone does it at times, wishing for another try or chance.

You may lay awake thinking about your suffering, part of life’s suffering is misery’s shadow persisting/hanging on; not only do you suffer but you have to think about suffering.

I can’t prove this with statistics or find it any book I know of, yet I would say that more people either come to the faith or fall away because of this reason above all; the disturbance of suffering.


YOU SEE GOD USES TIMES OF SUFFERING…

...TO TEACH AND GROW US.

If you allow yourself to recount your sufferings, did you not learn more about faith while suffering then any other time?
 It has been said that; “Blessings are God’s whispers, he speaks in our conscience, but shouts to us in our suffering.”

“O my Comforter in sorrow,

My heart is faint within me.”

Jeremiah 8:18

Suffering becomes the only way to realize our hollow spiritual self. Pain is unmasked, and every person knows when something is not right when they are hurting. Pain insists upon being attended to.
So when you travel down this line of thought you come to the idea, why do I or someone else suffer when others don’t?

I KNOW SUFFERING IS EXHAUSTING AND PAIN HURTS

That is why it is called pain and suffering. If there were an escape a person of great wisdom and insight would have done it already. Yet Discipleship demands such trials to compel us towards renewal. Read Hebrews 2:10

God, for whom and through whom everything was made,

chose to bring many children into glory.

And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering,

a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation.”

The real question is what to do when life has just punched us a good one, and Job’s comforters show up at our door. Nobody says we have to let them in. And certainly nobody says we have to entertain them. And, most positively, nobody says we have to believe them.

“For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives,

So also through Christ our comfort overflows.”
2 Corinthians 1:5

We can sort out the who’s-to-blame-for-what after we get some solid ground under our feet and a little energy back into our lives.

But we still won’t want Job’s comforters anywhere around us…
… We will want people who care.

“Compassion "

To me not to be kind
 is evil of the mind.

No need to pray or preach,
Let us our children teach
 with every fond caress,

Pity and gentleness:
 So in the end may we 
God’s Kingdom cause to be.

By R.W. Service

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