- A TIME LIKE NO OTHER TIME - WALKING ON THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE LIVING ON THE EDGE OF ETERNITY - An Urgent Prophetic Exhortation
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“LISTEN AS I SPEAK A WORD OF PROMISE!
IT COMES FROM THE THRESHING FLOOR”
A Spontaneous Prophetic Song/Word From the Lord
By the Holy Spirit & Mary Lindow
As I was praying and worshiping the Lord tonight, crying out from my heart over so many devastating world events, tragedies, (and my own personal trials,) the weight of the glory of the Lord’s presence overshadowed my heart and the following spontaneous music and prophetic word/song, began to flow out from the Heart of God.
It’s raw, unedited and timely.
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"LISTEN AS I SPEAK A WORD OF PROMISE!
IT COMES FROM THE THRESHING FLOOR" ©
A Spontaneous Prophetic Song/Word From the Lord
By the Holy Spirit & Mary Lindow
I hear the cry of everyone weary and worn.
I hear the cry of those saying they're done. Done!
I hear the questions of all of the earth saying,
“Why? Oh why, oh Why?”
“Why won’t your do something?
Change the world!!”
I hear the sound of the hearts of the weary,
I hear the sounds of their sighs
I hear the sound of the Mothers and Fathers
I hear their crying out! I HEAR them! Crying OUT!
I hear the sound of the abundance of rain,
I hear the hearts of that right in this season.
I hear the hearts and I hear the voices of those, who want to
Reason away the truths that I have written down with My Blood.
I DO NOT CHANGE!
I WILL NOT CHANGE FOR MAN!
I WILL NOT CHANGE… FOR MAN!
Listen as I speak, A Word of Promise
Cloaked in the truth for those who have ears to hear.
The times, they will grow much darker and harder,
Many will shed, so many tears
Until they give away, their very souls to me ALL to Me.
And say, “I’m Done with Me! God! I’m done with me!”
I Long to hear the voice of My People saying,
“Have Your Way!
“Have Your Way!
“Have Your Way!”
Distractions and things of the earth,
they will come in a flood!
And you’ll battle your soul!
Distractions and lies, and people and blood
will come, to weary the soul.
You must bow low, again.
You must bow low, again!
And see that I am only found
On the threshing floor.
I am only found, when you close the door
to the worldly cries and sighs,
And things you’re told that’s freeing.
I long for a Voice for Me…
…That comes from the Threshing floor
Come to that place, in your heart again
Where I have no closed ……doors
Heaven’s Voice is Calling…. To You!
“Come Back Again!
Come Back Again!
“There’s a price, for separation!
There’s a price, for consecration!
If you want me to move, if you want Me to flow,
If your want more of Me, then things have to go!
When the chaff, is separated from grain,
It’s done, on the threshing floor.
Done on the threshing floor.”
Come! Come back!
Come back to the clean place, where the strife,
Where the grind, where the fighting is released.
…To the Threshing Floor.”
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" THE MESSENGER "- Mary Lindow
Jun 12th, 2016 by marylindow
By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit
GOD IS CRYING OUT, “I AM FOR YOU!”
I am not against you! I am with you!
I am not far away from you!
I am more real, more alive, and more at work in this world, than you can sometimes believe!”
“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth,
can’t you see and discern it, perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.”
We all know and can relate to a bible story or parable that begins with a voice of mercy and compassion crying out in the wilderness in those strange and desert-like, dangerous places where we least expect it but most need it.
A MAN WAS TRAVELING DOWN A WILDERNESS ROAD that was so dangerous that it was sometimes called “the way of blood” or “the bloody pass.” And there out in the wilderness, the man fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, leaving him half dead on the side of the road.
As the man lay on the roadside, somewhere between Jerusalem and Jericho, somewhere between life and death, wanting to live, but also maybe wanting to die, he is ignored by two religious leaders who are also traveling down the same road.
GOD ONLY KNOWS WHY THESE MEN WHO YOU WOULD EXPECT TO STOP AND HELP, BLATANTLY IGNORED THE MAN. Maybe the were afraid of being defiled by touching a bloody corpse, thinking it might be a dead man, and heaven forbid they break with religious practices and protocols! Perhaps they thought the robbers were still nearby, or maybe they thought the man lying on ground was only pretending, playing some sort of trick so that when they came near him he could beat and rob them. For whatever reason, they believed it was much too risky for them to stop and risk care and extend compassion.
THEN ALONG CAME THIS OTHER MAN. Luke calls him a Samaritan, which means this was someone who was despised and rejected by the religious establishment, someone who was often misunderstood and rarely respected, someone who knew something about pain and brokenness, betrayal and abandonment, God-forsakenness. Someone who had spent many days and nights in the wilderness, himself being tempted and tried.
THIS ONE MAN WHO WAS THE LEAST AMONG THEM in their ability to see and perceive, never expected to stop and help, saw the man. He saw the man’s wounds, saw the man’s fear, saw the man’s despair and was moved with mercy and compassion. And there in the wilderness he risked his own life as he sacrificially came to him, selflessly bent himself down to the ground, and joined the man.
The man did not have to do anything to make this one come to him. Out of pure love, unconditional and unreserved, this one just came.
He then touched the man where the man most needed healing, pouring oil and wine on the man’s wounds and bandaging them. He then picked the man up and safely carried him out of the wilderness. He stayed with him, at his side through the darkness of the night. When morning came, he paid for the man’s debts, and made the promise: “I will come back. I will return.”
CAN YOU NOW UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS GOD SEEING ONE LYING IN THE WILDERNESS IN THEIR WEAKEST, MOST BROKEN STATE? Seeing one in their most desperate, most vulnerable need, and it is God being moved with mercy and compassion for that one?
It is a voice crying out from the heavens into the wilderness:
“I am for you, not against you, I am with you, not away from you.
I am Emmanuel! (God WITH you!)
I will risk my own life for you.
COMPASSION AND HUMBLE SERVICE IN THIS SEASON. Yes, right now in this very time, begins a move and season with God for those willing to STOP on their pathways of purpose and planning and to be a voice crying out in the wilderness in those places where we may least expect it, but where it’s needed the most.
YOU AND I ARE TO GOING TO COME UPON WOUNDED PEOPLE along our paths as we journey. Their wounds are not bloody and gaping holes on the outside. Instead, their hearts are broken. They have forgotten how to smile, for real, from the inside. They are insecure, lonely, and they wish they could trust again.
THEY CARRY UNSEEN LOADS OF GUILT, SHAME, AND SELF-LOATHING. They never feel comfortable in their own skin. They feel different although they don't quite know what 'normal' is. Broken hearts, oppressed spirits, mangled emotions, and tormented thoughts. Lying along the path you just happen to be traveling.
IF YOU'VE MET CHRIST, THEN YOU'VE MET THE HEALER. The One who makes all things new, a perfect Redeemer, has touched you. You are sealed with His Spirit. Spirit-filled believer you are a stream of living water that these people need to be saved, healed, and restored. The Spirit of God is often signified in the Old Testament Scriptures as holy anointing oil, and indicated in the New Testament Scriptures to be like a heart-gladdening new wine.
BELIEVER! DRAW OUT AND POUR IN THE OIL AND WINE TO THE HURTING AND BROKEN.
Your tongue is the ladle, and your words the stream!
Speak kind words.
Speak healing words.
Share the absolute truth of Jesus Christ.
Pray and intercede with faith.
YOU ARE MEANT TO BE MORE THAN AN OCCASIONAL GOOD SAMARITAN. You are always on duty, an ambassador of Jesus Christ and a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). You are drawing on a never-ending supply!
SO GO ON! Pour out the oil and the wine.
A PROPHETIC WORD
“It’s The Season and Time, To Pour Out The Oil and Wine”
“When I the Spirit of Grace and Compassion look down upon mankind, I do not see as man sees. No! I see each situation, hear each conversation and discern what is good and evil in each life.
My Oil, My Holy vibrant Spirit is available to overflowing for those who would willingly look with the eyes of my compassion and eyes of discernment. It will flow out and into the driest of people, working loose the cemented stones of the hardened heart. It will soothe and soften the scarred and scabbed marks of a hard life, and refresh.
It is a risky thing to go and search out those fallen by the roadside where there are so many other routes of safety to do good works. But remember, I was the One who poured out the wine, my life’s blood, so that you might live and be cleansed.
I was a man, despised and rejected, yet I obeyed and took the road, the path, which was set in front of me. And I found you, broken and bruised, lost and confused, looking for help when others abused, robbed and broke your heart and mind.
Take my oil, take the power of the wine, and use it in this hour. Anoint and bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted, teaching those captive how to be free. From your well of compassion I will pour out upon the darkness of mankind.
It’s time, to pour out My Oil and My wine and to create places of rest in worship and peace for those who need a resting place and haven from the battered and violent landscape of the world and it’s dangerous paths that lead to harm.
Pour! Pour! Pour!
I will do exploits as you physically and spiritually pour out the oil and the wine among my people and into the lives of those whom I will send you to.
You have been filled up with the Oil of The Holy Spirit to BURN brightly and to spill over into your generation!
Declare it to the world! Speak it to the darkness-you have been filled and you are continuously infused with a perpetual well of power, a prophetic declaration is on your lips as the oil runs through you and you have the eyes of Christ, who has baptized you with this oil of power and anointing-to see with His discernment!
GO in power; make your proclamation and feed that vision Sons and Daughters, who pour out the Fresh Oil and Fresh wine in My name! PROCLAIM THE WORD OF LIFE!
It’s not by ability, nor by power but BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD!
And You Shall Be My Witnesses along all of the pathways that you travel! You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." - Acts 1:8
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" THE MESSENGER " - Mary Lindow
When our first son Joel was born, my first thought when I heard him begin to cry was that he sounded like a baby lamb “bleating” for his mother. That sound caused my heart to soar into a moment of overwhelming elation. I was a Mother!! And, “life” had cried out from the new being, birthed from my own body.
When our second son Timothy was born, I was even more aware than my first birth of the supernatural event taking place. I was being entrusted by God to raise up children to be “Voices of His Promise" on the earth.
After 33 years of Parenting and watching our two sons develop into strong leaders, husband and having children I would like to share with you the gift of that “sound” or the "legacy" of a generational sound being passed down through three generations. The next part of this message will be, just that.
A few years ago I was preparing a podcast and our Grandson James-David who was seven years old at the time ( he is 11years old now and still has that perceptive heart, is a drummer and plays piano and sings) was listening to me edit the audio. His Daddy, (Joel) is a gifted musician and vocalist as well and has sung and played for this little boy since he was born. When I had finished recording the message that I was preparing I then asked little James if he would like to hear some music I had been working on for a potential new recording project I was starting to put together. I played the musical piece for him off of my computer where I had been working on it. When it finished, he said to me, “Grandma! That music sounds like God music. It made me feel so happy in my heart!”
Of course, it made me just burst inside of my own heart with great tenderness toward this perceptive child! Then, he told me that he would like to make a podcast too, just like I did! I asked him what would he want to say and to whom if he “did a podcast".
His words were, “Grandma. I want to speak to the people who are sad and feel alone and tell them God is there and He loves them.” And so… I let him tell me what he wanted to say, …And I recorded him speaking it, as the music that I wrote, played along with his message. Little did I know, that God had timed the music and that little child’s heartfelt prayer to match in not only timing, but in melody and beauty. The music ended just as he did, and he sang out all on his own at the end, without any of my prompting. He had heard the music only twice.
I will not tell you much more…
…But rather let you hear for yourself, the “Heart cry” of a child, and the spontaneous expression of praise that came out of this moment. I have played it for a few other friends, and the presence of God fell upon them, and there was weeping and a stunned amazement at not only the impact of the message, but also the reality of;
“ A little child shall lead them” type of truth hitting them right between the eyes! (And… into the very middle of their hearts.)
May the “Voice” of God speak to you and move you to worship as He ministers to you through this pure and simple child’s message and prayer. It is God’s gift to the weary, the lonely, and those who hunger for more of a simpler and holy life hidden in the Palm of His hand, saturated in His word. share it with you young children or those who are longing for a sweet and non-commercial moment of holy and pure worship.
“Their children will be mighty in the land.
The generation of the upright will be blessed.”
Perhaps you might know of someone who needs to hear the “Voice of God” speaking to them in innocence and pure Grace.” Pass this on to them as a gift, from Heaven.
In His Shadow, Mary Lindow
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Apr 29th, 2016 by marylindow
"THE GREATEST ENEMY TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH"
DEMEANING ANOTHER GENERATION OF LEADERS
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the prayers lifted up on behalf of the Body of Christ
There is a dangerous trend blooming much like a dandelion in the body of Christ that needs to literally be nipped in the root, and in no way approached with a cowering spirit! Somehow it's now a trending youthful "call from God" to be a cutting edge voice that is sent to “correct” the current Fathers and Mothers in the body of Christ. Hmmmm.....
I DON'T CARE HOW POPULAR OR TRENDY ANY MOVEMENT IS or any individual who is a gifted speaker is. If they have been given the privilege to address the body of Christ on any stage, in any pulpit, in any gathering, they are to be judged and held accountable by those in leadership for their actions and their choices when they speak to others.
I AM ADDRESSING SPECIFIC SITUATIONS where a young-(ish) man or woman is allowed to speak in a meeting and begins to demand that the crowd responds according totheir commands.
There should NEVER be even the hint of demeaning another generation of leaders publicly, or a shaming and finger-pointing message aimed at somehow "breaking the people" and getting them to be stirred up to do something. Whatever that"something" might be, if people are shamed into action, then it is truly not God's will or God's plan.
WHO GET’S TO ADDRESS PEOPLE FROM THE PODIUM? There's a lot to be said about not quickly allowing a novice or newcomer to your team to have absolute access to speak into the hearts of those who gather to hear of the specific (and most hopefully) -GOD ORDAINED vision that you, as a leader, have been commissioned and assigned to serve and honor! In 1 Kings 12 - Rehoboam rejected the advice of the "older men" who had stood with Solomon, listening instead to the "young men who grew up with him". It divided the Kingdom. HEAR that.
Pride can cause a novice who is actually termed "a new planting" meaning, “still not having put down roots”, to defend themselves and their more "potent" message. Pride can cause them to look down on others. If you allow it, pride will rob them ofthe most treasured mentoring relationships in their lives.
WHEN ANOTHERGENERATION MOCKS THE WORDS OF GOD Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some childish boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here you old bald man!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled the forty-two the boys.
2 Kings 2:23
THE WORD FOR"CHILDREN" IN THIS VERSE IS TRANSLATED AS PERSONS OF THIRTY ORFORTY YEARS OF AGE and, though these are called "little", they were so well grown as to be able to go out of the city by themselves without anyone to guide them, or to take care of them and they were at an age capable not only of taking notice of Elijah's baldness, but knew he was a prophet. They were able to know what good and evil was and, from a malicious spirit inside of them, they mocked at him. Some Jewish writers say they were called "Naarim", which means"children” because they had shaken off the bond that was keeping people close, the commandments, and "little", because they were of little faith:
THEY MOCKED HIM, AND SAID TO HIM, “GO UP, YOU BALD HEAD! GO UP, YOU OLD BALDY!” Meaning, not up the hill to Bethel, where his coming was not really welcomed since most of the people were idol worshippers, and maybe these children were sent out to intimidate him with their jeers to keep him from entering the city! They had heard about Elijah going up to heaven so they jeeringly told him to go up to heaven after him, and then they would have gotten rid of them both! “Who needs that old man telling us what to do?!”
At the same time that they were mocking him for his baldness, and making a funny story of the wondrous works of God, the taking up into heaven of Elijah, which by behaving so disrespectfully to a “White hairedhead”, a prophet of the Lord, was terribly wicked, and therefore opened thedoor to an external attack from a destructive force. Two full-grown she-bears, who consumed them.
Folks, there are consequences for mockery and deception!
BEFORE AMAN OR WOMAN CAN LOOK DOWN ON ANOTHER, they must first assume he or she is better than the person they are speaking against. A proud man or woman is suspicious of everyone else. A humble man or woman is more suspicious of their own heart than anyone else. The proud heart will detect defects in others before him. But a humble soul sees the evil in his/her own heart before they see evil in others.
CONCEITAND PRIDE ARE THE GREATEST ENEMIES TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH! Newly acquired knowledge often leads to pride rather than wisdom. This is often true with the novice. There is no surer way to fall into sin than to allow pride to lead us into putting confidence in ourselves rather than God. This type of pride always leads to destruction, because it robs us of God’s power to stand against temptation.
WHAT WEACCOMPLISH AS MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS DONE BY THE POWER OF GOD. The novice begins thinking that what he/she accomplishes is his/her own doing. The people in Corinth had been developed in every way as well, with the knowledge of God, but pride in what they knew was about to lead to their destruction!
KNOWLEDGECAN BE MISTAKEN FOR MATURITY, but true knowledge is designed to bring us TO maturity. When we parade our freedom before others in an effort to reveal how much we know, we reveal our immaturity and are treading on dangerous ground! Knowledge put on PUBLIC display leads to revelry and scattering.
TRUE KNOWLEDGE BRINGS THE RESTFUL DISCIPLINE OF SELF-CONTROL. Paul’s knowledge ofGod led him to lead a disciplined life for the benefit of himself and others. HUMBLING OURSELVES IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE ROOF OFF TOWARD GOD, AND THE WALLS DOWN TOWARD OUR FELLOW MAN.
Once offences have been committed, whether intentional or unintentional, they must be dealt with! “I was wrong. I am sorry. Will you forgive me?” are healing words that only a humble soul would use. Whenever you find a man or woman willing to humble themselves before God and man, you have found a person who will be exalted, because “humility comes before honor.”
REMEMBER THAT SOME MEN’S SINS ARE OBVIOUS, AND ARE EQUALLY OBVIOUSLY BRINGING THEM TO SERIOUS JUDGMENT.
"The sins of other men might not be apparent, but are dogging them, nevertheless, under the surface. Similarly some virtues are plain to see,while others, though not at all conspicuous, will eventually make themselves felt."
"Don’t reprimand or publicly talk downto a senior leader in your church, honoring him as a father by first showing respect and humility. Treat the young men kindly as brothers, and the olderwomen as nurturing mothers. Treat the younger women as sisters, and nothingmore."
1 Timothy 5:1-2
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“THE MESSENGER” ~Mary Lindow
Mar 7th, 2016 by marylindow
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Feb 6th, 2016 by marylindow
By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow
“The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great,
And he never lets the guilty go unpunished.
He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm.
The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.”
We are in high-pressured days that seem as if everything around us is in a great whirlwind.
The noise coming from the media, the weather patterns, the sounds of war, the sounds of people crying out for “Justice” and the sounds of people crying out because they feel like there's been too much “In-justice”.
THE LORD WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK THESE WORDS IN THIS HOUR TO THOSE THAT HAVE EARS TO HEAR.
I know there are many MANY prophetic words being ushered into the media outlets by so many people and many have been spoken out in meetings and conferences. I wish that I could tell you that every single voice you're listening to and every promise that is being made to you regarding great wealth, great promotion, and great open doors are accurate. But deep down inside of your spirit man, there is something stirring that you cannot explain. It's that knowing that something is coming, that something has begun out there in the world that we cannot see, but that we know in the spirit.
WE ARE IN A TIME LIKE NONE OTHER ON AND IN THE EARTH.
But, we do have reference points to go to that tell of similar warnings and events that took place in the past. We can remember when Lot chose to go for the things that were more pleasing to his flesh and where he would have more abundant provision and opportunity for business trade, but in the end he was stuck in the city where there was nothing but illicit sex, graft, stealing and robbing, and eventually total desolation and demolition. Even as the Lord provided a way of escape, his wife still had the smell, the stench of the worldly life in her heart, and she turned around to look one more time, fondly, over her shoulder, at the home that she dreaded to leave behind.
LOOK AT THE DAYS OF NOAH WHEN HE WAS MOCKED AND LAUGHED AT. He did not build that famous ark in a month! No! It took a long, long period of time to build the ark out in the middle of nowhere! A simple study of the Bible text shows that the time from when God told Noah to build the ark, till the rain fell was no longer than about 75 years.
And yet he obeyed God. If we read carefully, it says that the Lord himself drew the animals to the ark. First, it is necessary to note that Noah was not told to gather the animals. He was commanded only to build the Ark, large enough for all the animals, and simply receive the animals when they arrived. "And of every living thing of all flesh, . . . two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive" (Genesis 6:19-20).
I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO UNDERSTAND CLEARLY THAT THERE IS A WHIRLWIND COMING.
In Jeremiah 23:19 God is talking about a whirlwind that He has sent—a violent windstorm. The false prophets have said, "No bad is coming" (verse 17).God says, "Do they ever listen to me? I've said, 'I'm sending a whirlwind, and it's going to fall on the heads of the wicked.' How dare they say that everything is going to be okay!”
What is coming is bigger and broader and wider and more destructive than anything else that we have ever seen. I don't know if it's a nuclear war! I don't know if it's bizarre weather patterns! And I don't know if it's not just a whirlwind of new kinds of ideas being foisted upon mankind.
WHAT I DO KNOW IS THIS.
There are people who are aware in the spirit that the only stronghold in place right now, a place of immunity and safety, is in prayer and in in surrendering to all that the Lord is asking of them. Many of you are stretched beyond the point that no one can understand. Their financial resources have been given and given again to help others, and yet their own supply seems to be dwindling. There are those who have poured into the lives of others, poured into businesses, poured into mentoring and training others, and yet it appears as if when they reach out there's nothing left in the pantry for them.
THE LORD WANTS THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN GIVING, GIVING, GIVING -TO CHECK YOUR HEARTS ONE MORE TIME.
If HE told you to give and to serve and to sacrifice, then you can be guaranteed one thing. He does not withhold from those who have been faithful.
“But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. - 2 Corinthians 9:6
"And God, who supplies seed for the sower and bread to eat, will also supply you with all the seed you need and will make it grow and produce a rich harvest from your generosity." -2 Corinthians 9:10
I want to encourage you right now in the spirit to understand the time that we are in, is a time when nothing is making sense when trying to apply the past patterns and methods or, the natural way of living. It's going to take a determined, dogged, supernatural approach to understand the seasons the days and the times.
God already understands all of this, but He is not going to communicate to people who will then try to communicate it in natural terms to those who don't have ears to hear. He's going to communicate truth and wisdom to those were willing to allow their own hearts to go into the fire of refining and changing the way that they have done things in the past.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”
DIFFICULTIES REQUIRE NEW STRATEGIES.
Hard times require sober minds and the determination not to be towed under by destruction and despair.
WE ARE NOT TO BE FOCUSING ON THE NOISE IN THE WHIRLWIND AROUND US IN THIS WORLD, even though it sure does draw our attention from the left and the right! We are to instead, focus on a specific path, a narrowing of vision and a “one direction” place.
And what exactly does that all mean?
It means that we are to seek the Face of the Father.
And I mean seek and to seek, and to seek again. Continually.
“Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.”
-1 Chronicles 16:11
We have got to break down those things that are holding back the move of God in all denominations of the Christian faith.
It will only come by Seeking His Face,
Seeing His Heart for people
Hearing His Plans for them, and for us!
Oh how the Father wants to bring a fresh move of his presence through His word and through His glorious goodness and mercy!
HE IS GOING TO BRING CORRECTION TO ALL DENOMINATIONS;
all walks that claim to have Jesus Christ as the head of the faith! So many smugly think that because they have been charismatics or that they have been “spirit-filled” they have a higher attained level of wisdom and discernment! This is nothing but plain arrogance. If anything, there should be a more refined level of humility and thankfulness for the fact that we have access through the gifts to flow in the fruits of the Spirit.
“The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled).”
THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD SAY THESE WORDS TO US TODAY
“Yes, the winds are blowing and they are harsh winds and some are absolutely destructive winds! Everything that does not stand under the power of my word and is not anchored in Me shall be shifted and blown and shaken, and at times the winds of drastic change will draw away the dross from the wheat. I am sifting and shaking, and shaking and sifting again and again until my people understand they do not live in a time where making demands and commands to Me operate well.
I am looking for a people who will bow low enough before Me and get quiet and seek My will, MY WILL for planet earth! This world is fading away quickly and mankind is corrupted each day more and more to go the way of the flesh.
YOU MUST PUT AWAY THE NOISE! You must put away the noise in your life and enter into the place were in the center of the storm is the eye. MY EYE is upon the righteous, My eye is upon those that are fruitful and faithful, and fruitful to Me may be different than fruitful to you!
You cannot serve two masters, yet many have tried to justify the shutting away of My convicting voice when I have told them to go back and make right the situations where they have done grievous damage to others who are supposedly their family members in Christ.
If you cannot repent and get relationships right in the Kingdom now, I cannot use you to forge new relationships in the future in My Kingdom. If you have bitterness, anger and jealousy in your heart, it will manifest with shaming and name-calling, as well as condescending and destroying another's capability to serve me well.
The days of selfish ambition and immaturity are closely coming to an end. My light, My life, My word and My ways are perfect! I will not deviate from My plan for the Kingdom of God in the earth. I am looking for a people who will not listen to the accusation of others nor slander and destroy their brother and sisters because of another's opinion, or perhaps because they themselves were brought a loving correction or warning and instead, turned around and shamed the messenger.
I see you all and I am fully aware of the things that have been done in My name to hide behind selfish ambition. A judgment time is coming!
Know this. I am about to expose those who abuse the gifts, abuse their titles and abuse the finances that I have deemed for the kingdom and I'm going to bring their names to the forefront to save their souls!
Yes, the whirlwinds may blow, and the storms and winds will be continuing to cycle and swirl. But I'm looking for those who are willing to stay in the center of My Eye, where there is quiet and there is calm and there is discernment, direction and wisdom for these devastating days.
To those in the center of My Eye, I will pour out a wisdom beyond mankind's understanding and they will rise up and have the words that will bring direction, correction, and light into dark places.
The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the traitor.
"For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord,
and he ponders all his paths."
Stand prepared, for I'm doing this thing regardless of whether man is ready or not. I am that I Am and I will have my way in the earth, says the Lord of Hosts.
For this is what the high and exalted One says-- He who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
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“THE LESSONS OF HUMILITY”
Seeking Out Pure And Fresh Wells
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
But with humility comes wisdom.”
Many powerful men and women who were in elevated and highly visible positions of leadership politically, spiritually and in the sport and entertainment fields in 2015 were uncovered as frauds and vile abusers during the past year of what appeared to be a virulent year of repeated and embarrassing exposures.
The Lord is again FIRMLY warning many out in these arenas, large and small, that there is still an opportunity for you to redeem the time. The falsifying of your claimed insights from God to manipulate financial support, fame, notoriety and honor for good deeds will no longer be tolerated and will in fact be double-stamped with the seal of “deceiver and thief” if the appeals for connived support are not stopped. God is not behind what you have demanded in His Name.
Some in ministry and Non-profit organizations have satisfied themselves upon the offerings of widows and those who foolishly gave on impulse, due to your slick emotional pleas and contrived media images and heart-tugging background musical interludes. They have robbed and stolen from others whom God has anointed and blessed in smaller settings and their cries for help and assistance have not gone unheard from the Heart of heaven.
SUSTAIN AND BE A FOUNDATION FOR THE SMALL BUT FRESH WELLS.
The Holy Spirit would have the body of Christ soberly hear the following words.
"There will be a fresh wave of conviction to "Sustain and Strengthen the Foundations of those who have been Fresh and Pure wells to drink from and connect with" and there will be a trending back towards smaller, steady and steadfast ministries and servants who have faithfully plowed and served in seasons of loss, lack, and persecution. Don’t withhold!
You must not muzzle the servants who have been plowing, and you will be judged for feigned ignorance towards their needs and my conviction to “send them out” to do My work.
To those who feel as if they are “more graced or more anointed” and who think that they have a "special and more unique” calling that needs a preeminent opportunity to instruct and be seen, beware of the pride of life, the lust for power and the wares of selfish ambition.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.
You will be found upon the trash heap of loss and sorrow if you grasp and hold tightly to what was never really yours to begin with. It is mine.
If you cannot accept the terms of what I request, you will be known as a divider, weak, egotistical and immature.
Again, I will not bless your intentions or your ambitions. You rob the Body of authentic Kingdom service by remaining secretive, self-promoting and destructive to My purposes.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom...
WHEN THE SOUL GOES THROUGH HUMBLING EXPERIENCES
We all know that there are times when the soul goes through humbling experiences. Perhaps in the past you had strength, calm, security and confidence, and then all of that suddenly gets stripped and your soul sees itself and it's true state of desperate need. If you are alert you will recognize that the Lord is opening our eyes to secret pride in 2016. That internal thinking that all of our achievement is of our own doing and not purely a gift from above.
Yes, these times come so it will never occur to us again that we are stronger in spirit than anyone else! If we look up on any other person as weaker, it is only because we have not been taken through the purging fire of God completely. Perhaps this is what's happening to someone we know, and it's no business of ours to preen our feathers of “goodness” while they are being refined and challenged. On the other side of that coin, God wants for us to have an open and humble spirit, realizing that if we were in their position we may not handle the circumstances as well, and might do worse.
IN 2016 THIS HUMBLING PROCESS IS IN GOD’S HANDS
It is his way of raising in your heart a new love for all of mankind. In the past you may have judged others either for their pride, or for being in personal difficulties.
Even worse, you may have seen others who are lukewarm or weak in their faith and compared it with your own strong devotion and enthusiasm for God.
God is merciful and he shows us all of our own places of emptiness. Allowing us to go through humbling experiences is how He knocks this out of the seat of our own “judgment” which is His seat alone!
He wants us to keep our eyes on our own response to what we know He wants us to do so that we remain in a place of simple obedience to Him.
WE ARE ON A HUMBLE SPIRITUAL ROAD IN 2016
David stood in the presence of wicked men (Samuel chapter 16:5-6 and 9-10) and there he was wondering why the Lord put up with their evil behavior while he was going through such anguish in his own life! But he still prayed and said “I will watch my ways so I may not sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth shut as if it were tied with ropes, while the sinful are near me.” –Psalm 39:1
When David finally saw how limited and small that his own viewpoint was, he continued to say, “ I remained silent and I wasn't about to open my mouth because you Lord are the one who allowed this!”
This is a humble condition much like David's that the Lord will bring our souls to as we are on a humble spiritual road in 2016. He says to you and I that He longs to help you to be submitted to His hand alone, obedient to His voice alone! We are not to resist Him!
We are not really serving Him and our brothers and sisters if we've taken the high seat above them. When the Lord begins to work this way of tenderness in our hearts we must listen to what He says no matter what or WHOM He allows to bring the message through. In the past, arrogance has been the measuring stick where many would only receive teaching and correction from someone THEY thought was worthy to DARE speak to them! Those days are over.
"If you have jealousy in your heart
and fight to have many things,
do not be proud of it.
Do not lie against the truth."
IN 2016 WE MUST HAVE EARS THAT ARE OPEN TO HIS VOICE ALONE
We can enjoy the extreme value of knowing that we must be under the direction of our matchless Lord.
Remember that He may use anyone at all, however unpleasing to the eye, unintelligent or not so affluent! When you see they may be able to teach you and direct you on your way, it is because of the attraction and Divine beauty they have in their lives from honoring the Lord. It’s that they are truly humble, not simply by saying it - but by literally BEING humble.
HEEDING ANOTHER VOICE OF PROMISE AND PROMOTION
The Lord has impressed me to share that some have heeded another voice, one who would put them up, on the pinnacle of the world and promise them all power and wealth if they but just bow down. The Lord wants you to know, (although I tremble at even delivering this), that many have already bent one knee downward to hopefully obtain a bit of blessing from “both sides.”
Get up and RUN from deception and self-indulgence, blatant lying and entitlement!
You can be sure that using people or spiritual metaphors or “things” just for what you can get out of them—the typical indicators of idolatry—will get you nowhere, and certainly nowhere near the Kingdom of Christ.
You have been taken in and spoiled by religious smooth talk! The Lord is furious with people who are full of religious sales talk but who really want nothing to do with Him. You have groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You're out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain.
GOD MOVES AMONG THE OUTCASTS
“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?”
declares the LORD. These are the ones I look on with favor:
Those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”
You've probably never been stuck on a deserted island, but you may know pretty well how it feels. In a world of bad relationships and superficial relationships and broken relationships, a lot of people know the feeling of being emotionally cast aside, abandoned, and maybe even discarded. Because of some of what you've been through, you may feel like you're the outcast.
Your days on that island may be almost over. In fact, it could be that all your failed or frustrating relationships have actually been preparing you to experience the central relationships you were being equipped and prepared for.
Anyone who has ever felt like an emotional outcast needs to hear the fabulous promise of Jesus Christ in this word for 2016 from the Word of God.
Jesus says to all those who belong to Him,
"I will not leave you as orphans. I WILL come to you.”
This is the same Savior, who says,
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews. 13:5
He's the One, who promised,
"The one that comes to me, I will certainly not cast out."
And from now on, that promise of Jesus can be all about you,
"The one that comes to me I will certainly not cast out."
THE LORD WOULD SAY THESE WORDS TO YOU AND I IN 2016
“You now understand the pain of betrayal, losses so great that you can no longer talk about them. You have ached in such agonizing despair that at times you have begged me to let you die. Friends have turned and chosen to see you through blinded eyes of their own making and have refused to help you to find your footing again, thinking they are doing you a service by letting you grovel and weep in painful loss and sorrow. They have competed for gain to their own egos and have self promoted at the expense of exchanging deeper relationships for ego stroking.
You have been reduced in the past season to identifying with those who were forced to make bricks for Pharaoh without straw.
I too was a man of sorrows and endured the shame in order to be formed, shaped and made ready for the moment of redemption.
And so shall it be with you. Redemption from the losses will come to those who choose obedience over pleasure, serving others over being the served one, and letting go of the dreams of greatness you cling too, no longer using my name or gifts as a calling card.
THE CALL OF THE MOMENT IN 2016
“Let the follies of your dim visions fall away”, says the Spirit of God!
I have a more perfect way that I am forming in you and for you.
I have caused you to cease from striving, from worrying, and from being anxious.
You now rest up again my chest, waiting, trusting, wanting only ME. You have become kinder, a better listener, a more trusted confidant.
I can work well with those attributes.
Just Watch Me in this Year.
I WILL Open the Way of Hope and shine Light on the pathway for those who have ceased from manipulating the moment.”
SEARED OR FERVENT IN 2016?
“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
"Such teachings come through hypocritical liars,
Whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”
~ 1 Timothy 4
To have a seared or calloused conscience means to cause something to wither. To make (someone's conscience, heart, or feelings) insensitive.
Without the willingness of heart to fall upon the rock of God’s word, allowing every strength and support of ours to be fully broken, the wicked heart of mankind will continue to allow the searing patterns of indifference and insensitivity to affect their choices and will permeate more and more of the moral and sacred places of society.
I have been impressed to warn believers that the increase of sexual lures and smutty language has begun to pay a toll much larger than they realize.
MATURE AND SOLEMN IN 2016
Huge numbers of people are being brought to ruin because they are not thinking; thoughtlessly causing hurt or inconvenience to others is the devastation of thousands, and many a precious soul has been shattered through carelessness.
The Lord is asking you and I to "consider our ways," and return to a walk with The Still Small Voice and begin a familiarity with him yet again. With conviction, it would be the most rewarding relationship you could fall into!
"But since we belong to the day, let us be sober."
-1 Thessalonians 5:8
PRAYER AND THANKFULNESS IN 2016
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
As I finish this word and insights for the year,
I will share the last whispers the Lord spoke clearly to me.
“Each day, upon waking, where does your heart and mind wander to?
Is it the plans and lists of things you must accomplish for the day?
Is it the meal you are about to eat?
Is it worry and the bracing yourself for another grinding day of dealing with the pressures of life?
Return to those early awakening moments where you and I share in the dialog of My plans for you.
Each day you have to live and to give you have been given the opportunity to impact someone and to do a kindness or act of training for another.
Where has your thankful heart wandered? Without it, behaviors and moods of bitterness and drudgery will manifest and sour even the brightest flower of hope.
Return to the heart of the issue and clean away the rusty decay of grindstone thinking. Each day can be a fresh adventure into Kingdom purposes or, a continual repeating of a dreary existence.
Choose ever so wisely.”
“Therefore, since we are receiving
a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
Let us be thankful, and so worship God
acceptably with reverence and awe.”
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Oct 9th, 2015 by marylindow
By Mary Lindow
I HAVE AN UNUSUAL STIRRING IN MY SPIRIT FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT AS I WRITE THIS MESSAGE.
The Lord is revealing a sound in the earth coming from the hearts and deep cries of so many of His people right now. Perhaps it might even be yours as you read. There is a cry of hunger for His sure, safe presence in difficult times and in changing times.
A NEED FOR “QUIET”
The world and it's voices of influence, humanistic subtleties, and constant technology and it's sounds bring about an overload of weariness to all people, and there is a greater need for a place of rest for the warriors of truth who are very aware of the pressures that have not stopped mounting for many years now.
THERE IS MUCH TREACHERY OCCURRING
IN THE EVIL PLANS OF DARKNESS AND
THE PEOPLE HELD CAPTIVE BY IT THESE DAYS!
It can bring a real sense of despair, broken-heartedness and shock when you encounter this type of thing and when it attempts to destroy your hope and confidence in what the Lord Jesus has set you apart for to express in His Power and in His name.
WHY OH WHY ALL THE DELAYS?
I don't know fully why it seems as if good people who are sincere and pure hearted seem to go through more persecution and repeated difficulty than those who seem to be the ones perpetuating the majority of it!!
SO MANY RIGHT NOW ARE NEARLY AT THEIR WITS END
WAITING FOR GOD TO RELIEVE THEM OF SORROW,
DISILLUSIONMENT AND BATTLE FATIGUE!
“My soul faints with longing for your rescue,
But I have put my hope in your word.”
FEAR NOT! THE ENCOURAGER HEARS YOU!
“You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted;
You encourage them, and you listen to their cry.”
WHAT IS THIS VERSE SAYING TO YOU AND I RIGHT NOW?
It is saying that the Lord Himself will encourage us!
That is why we must continue to fight for that place of Divine “refuge!”
That “get away from it all” place of craving and longing for His comfort.
He knows our hurt, our loneliness, our scorched and heart torn issues! He understands how agonizing and bled out we can get when it seems as if battle after battle we begin to wonder if something might be wrong with us!
“Hope delayed makes the heart sick,
But when dreams come true, there is life and joy.”
Proverbs 13:12 (NAT)
NOTHING CAN SATISFY DRY LIPS LIKE WATER!
We are in a time where no persons opinions, no one’s books, no one’s TV shows are going to satisfy that craving, that need for a thirst quenching drink of companionship with God.
We long to hear words from someone that tell us everything is going to be all right! That our children will be safe, our homes protected, our basic needs provided! And yet! Nothing “out there” satisfies us fully!
YOU SEE DEAR BELOVED ONE…
…The season of great hunger for the simple walk with Jesus has blossomed!
Only time spent with him like a dear dear friend will fill the gaping ache you have. He will speak, He will comfort and He will show you what is true and what is false in the days ahead if you will return to that PLACE of companionship with Him. Away from the opinions of men and the noise of this life.
“Every word you give me is a miracle word-how could I help but obey?
Break open your words, let the light shine out,
let ordinary people see the meaning.
Mouth open and panting, I wanted your commands more than anything.
Turn my way, look kindly on me, as you always do to those who personally love you.”
Psalm 119:129-131 (The Message)
~ A PROPHETIC WHISPER TO YOUR HEART FROM THE SAVIOR ~
“ To know of My ways, you must know ME!
To Know Me, you must spend time with ME.
To spend time with Me, you must purpose, to put aside the lists of things you have to do, before you can spend time with Me.”
“Order you days first in My Presence, and watch the desires of your heart be fulfilled. Man and his counsel will always fall short of the full truth of My Wisdom. I have blueprints and a Master plan for so many things yet to build upon in your life.”
“Come. Let us talk again together.”
“You are the temple, the house of My Holy Spirit. I desire to build you up in spiritual strength as you walk in prayer conversations with me. “I will fulfill your longing for peace and direction as you step up again into a heavenly trust and rest.”
“People will change, man will fail you, friends will turn, if they are not seeking My Voice above the clamor of the day. And you My child will fail others, if you listen to your own voice of reason and intelligence. As you turn to Me, you will see My compassion poured out upon you and you will then have My power of pure godly compassion and Wisdom driven grace to pour out on others.”
“I too, long for you as well! Seek Me-with all of your heart, your longings, your heartaches, your dreams. And I will be there with arms of strength to rescue you from Despair.”
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
“The LORD is good to those, whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him.”
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Aug 24th, 2015 by marylindow
Spontaneous Song of the Lord and Music
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
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!
Jul 7th, 2015 by marylindow
“I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
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."
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."
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!
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."
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."
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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Jun 6th, 2015 by marylindow
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."
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."
The world sees strength in the “actions” that man takes to achieve personal success and the size of his portfolio, his belongings and affiliations.
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."
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"The Messenger " ~ Mary Lindow
Apr 23rd, 2015 by marylindow
AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM MARY:
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!
A Prophetic Teaching
“HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE”
The Lord Is The Friend Of Those Who Are In Despair
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,
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,
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.
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
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?
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!
“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
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.
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,
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.
Mar 23rd, 2015 by marylindow
"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.
“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."
“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.
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.”
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.
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."
Many who are now unseen, and 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.
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,
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."
"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."
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."
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Thank You! Copyright © 2015
"The Messenger " ~ Mary Lindow
Feb 18th, 2015 by marylindow
“2015” THE TIPPING POINT
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,
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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’?"
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.”
“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.”
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!
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.
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
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.
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 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.
“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach and cry out to it the preaching that I tell you.”
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.”
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.
1. Somebody who is known slightly rather than intimately.
2. Knowledge, usually slight, of somebody or something.
1. The connection between two or more people or groups and their involvement with each other, especially as regards how they behave and feel toward each other and communicate or cooperate.
2. An emotionally close friendship,
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."
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."
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Dec 2nd, 2014 by marylindow
By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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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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."
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."
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."
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."
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. "
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Aug 16th, 2014 by marylindow
“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.”
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.
“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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Copyright © 2014 " THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow
Jul 29th, 2014 by marylindow
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
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."
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down,
But a good word makes it glad."
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.”
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."
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…
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."
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."
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."
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.
...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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Jul 14th, 2014 by marylindow
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By Mary Lindow
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!”
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.”
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Copyright © 2014 THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow
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.
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.”
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
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."
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By Mary Lindow
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
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."
"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 …
Humility brings honor and favor.
Deceit brings Judgment.
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Apr 21st, 2014 by marylindow
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,
THESE PEOPLE DO NOT SET MINES AND “BLOW UP” MOUNTAINS OF UNGODLINESSJUST FOR THE THRILL OF WATCHING THINGS BLOW UP!
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!"
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!
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."
MAY THOSE AMONG US WHO HAVE HAD YEARS OF “PIONEERING AND DESERT WALKING”
THE BLOW TO YOUR HEART WILL BE THE DISQUALIFICATION OF FINAL FRUITFULNESS.
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,
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,
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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By Mary Lindow
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Feb 28th, 2014 by marylindow
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By Mary Lindow
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,
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By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit
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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,
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!
I encourage you to spend much much time in worship and in hiding the word of God in your heart.
Sep 3rd, 2013 by marylindow
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.
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!
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.
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
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:
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
He is using His “holy sandpaper” to get down to the beauty of the true wood in our lives.
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.
Knowing just what really is the Wisdom of God.
To seek it out and find it.
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.
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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THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
My heart is faint within me.” Jeremiah 8:18
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?
“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.”
And certainly nobody says we have to entertain them. And, most positively, nobody says we have to believe them.