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UTTERLY HOPELESS UPSIDE DOWN WORLD? - F E A R IS A L I A R ! - HOPE IS A FORTRESS! Prophetic Encouragement

UTTERLY HOPELESS UPSIDE DOWN WORLD?

F E A R   IS   A   L I A R !   HOPE IS A FORTRESS!

 

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Mary Lindow

 

DO YOU FEEL AS IF THINGS ARE UTTERLY HOPELESS

AND COMPLETELY UPSIDE DOWN RIGHT NOW?

Maybe you have you been in that scary place before. Most people, if they are being transparent and honest will admit to times of experiencing hopelessness and feeling alone and afraid.

 

Friend.

You aren’t without hope,

You aren’t hopeless,

But you ARE helpless!

 

God has allowed this time and position of helplessness and complete dependency on Him, and you are helpless to help yourself.

 

We struggle to gain back some measure of control over our lives when this pressure is upon us, but our personal pride (that we didn’t even know that we had) is being crushed, and the only thing for us to do is to surrender!

 

NOW YOU MAY FEEL HOPELESS, BUT REALLY…

…IT’S THE CONDITION OF HELPLESSNESS THAT IS CAUSING YOU PAIN.

God wants you completely dependent on Him, and He will keep you a “prisoner of hope” until you are.

 

OH HOW WEARY YOU ARE OF THE AWFUL REFINER’S FLAME AND THAT SEEMINGLY ENDLESS TWEAKING OF YOUR ATTITUDE!

“Okay, God, you can stop now!" you scream.

But He doesn't stop.

 

You're caught in a prison of hope and He will not let you out until He is finished with what He began in you.

 

There are times during the process of pursuing heartfelt dreams and callings in life that you might feel that your "hope" seems to have been locked up in a prison. You can't seem to make your dreams come true, and yet, you find it impossible to stop believing in them!

 

YOU CAN'T GO FORWARD ANY FASTER THAN GOD WILL LET YOU,

and yet, you sure don't want to return to where you once were before you were overshadowed and given a "life vision" with a promise from God!

 

GOD JUST WILL NOT LET YOU GIVE UP!

During this time you might feel like saying,

"Okay God, this is enough! I don't want to hope anymore!

I am tired of being like an egg in an incubator with this promise!

I want out of this prison of hope!"

 

IT'S DURING THIS TIME THAT YOUR DREAMS FEEL SO VERY REAL TO YOU,

YET TO OTHERS THEY DON'T!

There is a big conflict between what you discern in the Spirit and what appears to be moving so slowly in the natural, and that grates at our souls!

We feel like we are on a Ferris wheel.

You have your “up times” when you can see your dream's fulfillment far into the future, but you also have your “down times” when you can't see anything and everything seems to have crashed into a messy heap.

 

YOU THINK TO YOURSELF,

“AM I CRAZY TO THINK THAT GOD COULD USE ME? NOW?

IN THIS TIME?"

The enemy comes in like a rushing flood and you begin to doubt, causing anguish to your soul.

 

THIS IS THE TIME WHEN GOD IS DOING HIS GREATEST WORK IN YOU!

This is when the refining process REALLY hurts, because He is getting down to the very core of your soul, to the deep regions of your heart.

 

HE IS DEVELOPING THINGS IN YOU

THAT YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT YOU LACKED.

THINGS THAT YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT YOU NEEDED.

 

You think, "Okey Dokey God, this is deep enough!"

But, every builder knows you must dig down deep to lay a proper foundation first, before you start to build upward. And the greater the height of the structure, the deeper the foundation must be.

 

YOUR FORTRESS OR PLACE OF REFUGE IS TRUSTING IN A LOVING GOD.

Trusting Him in spite of all the reasoning of your mind, in spite of the circumstances that surround you.

 

YOU WERE CONTENT TO GIVE GOD CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE UNTIL HE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE, YOU DIDN’T LIKE.

You were happy to surrender all to Him, until He decided to give your promotion to someone else.

 

You believe in His sovereignty, until His sovereign will conflicts with, your will.

Then you are sure He has made a mistake!

 

You want to run from Him, but He is your refuge.

How do you run from your refuge? How do you run from the only one who really loves you or understands you?

The answer is . . . you don't.

 

SO, RETURN, MY FRIEND, TO YOUR FORTRESS,

AND REMAIN A PRISONER UNTIL HE IS DONE WITH YOU - UNTIL HE DECIDES THAT YOU ARE READY FOR ALL THAT HE HAS FOR YOU.

 

Zechariah 9:12 says,

“Return to your fortress! Yes!

You prisoners who have hope!

Today I declare that I will return double what has been taken from you."

 

PROPHETIC WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

 

The Spirit of God says,

“Even now I announce to you that not only will I restore to you all that has been taken from you, but I will give you double for all the trouble you have endured."

 

He says, "Don't stop now . . .

…Keep trusting me, because I can see your future and it is very blessed.

 

Keep walking with me and keep trusting in me and I will give you rest."

 

“Come to me all who are weary and burdened,

And I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28

 

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THIS MESSAGE IN PODCAST FORM IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT ADDRESSES WHAT IS WEIGHING HEAVILY ON MOST OF OUR HEARTS, AND IS MOST LIKELY ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE ARE ALL PROBABLY QUESTIONING AND PONDERING AT THIS TIME.

 

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By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit

THIS MESSAGE IN PODCAST FORM IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT ADDRESSES WHAT IS WEIGHING HEAVILY ON MOST OF OUR HEARTS, AND IS MOST LIKELY ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE ARE ALL

PROBABLY QUESTIONING AND PONDERING AT THIS TIME.

 

There is going to be a time of ministering prophetic words at the end of this message, but the message itself is a prophetic “now timing” word that is burning in my heart.

I will share that with you that it is prophetic and has warnings from the Lord as well as encouraging words and insights regarding what we need to be preparing for at this time.

  

WHAT THE LORD IMPRESSED ME WITH THROUGH THIS PROPHETIC INSIGHT/TEACHING IS THIS,

Whenever there is a fresh wave or move of God’s Plan in the earth in regard to the redeeming of souls, there is also a counter movement at work among the "religious" and also the prideful “elite” intellectuals of the day.

These situations are brought on through the influence of evil spirits who have been assigned to try and destroy the future generations of passionate and unspoiled servants of grace that God would plan to use in the earth. The “Sons and Daughters" of the King. 

 

AS WE BEGIN TO SEE THE DAWNING OF THE PROMISED WAVE OF GOD’S GREATEST HARVEST EVENT EVER KNOWN TO MAN SINCE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST JESUS, THE LORD IS GOING TO ALLOW THE "HEROD TYPE OF ATTITUDES" TO BE JUSTLY ADDRESSED.

There are those who were once deeply a part of what God was doing and have “lost" that so called advantage to either the aging process, transition in ministry, or through focusing strictly on their own ministry advancement and the love for “public applause” and popularity.

 

HONESTLY! YOU WOULD THINK THAT AS WE ARE SEEING BIOLOGICAL GLOBAL WAR AND INFILTRATION TAKING PLACE,that the Body of Christ would stop all programs and plans, and be sober!

Sober, Repenting for Passivity and Indifference to God’s warning voice, and then be literally having every meeting or gathering focused on strong prayer, strong worship, lifted up to the God of all creation, which is a massive weapon of warfare against the evil shroud attempting to suffocate the planet.  

 

HOW CAN WE EXPLAIN THIS WAVE OF THE LOSS OF SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT AND POWER? 

HOW DOES THE DEVIL STEAL THE VERY HEART OUT OF THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE?

 

One thing is certain.

It doesn't happen suddenly or overnight.

 

PEOPLE LOSE THEIR LOVE FOR THE TRUTH BY DEGREES. Little by little, they lower their standards and compromise their faith, until nothing remains except a dead, empty, angry and bitter form.

 

SOME, LIKE LOT'S WIFE, will be so married to the world, so enmeshed in its delicious intellectual and sociological "one-upmanship" that they cannot let go in time.

They will have to suffer with terrible and shocking consequences over the things that they loved more than they loved God.

 

OTHERS LIKE LOT, will awaken just in time to choose very quickly and decisively. Without taking a backward glance, they will move out in complete obedience to the will of God.

My friends. This is the choice everyone faces.

 

LOT'S WIFE SUFFERED TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES WHEN SHE PLAYED WITH THE WORD OF A HOLY GOD.

She was dragging her feet and resented having to leave the life she had grown to adore in every way.

The offense of looking back upon the luxury, sensual and "modernized" lifestyle that she had grown to love, exposed her divided will.

It also revealed the fact that her heart was still bound up with the affairs of a corrupt and condemned social order.

 

TWO VOICES WERE COMPETING FOR HER FAITHFULNESS AND STEADFASTNESS IN THE FACE OF TEMPTATION. 

 The Voice of heaven – the Voice of God, calling her to liberty, purity, and salvation.

And the other voice?

The voice of the darkness – the voice of popularity and pleasure, the voice of Sodom.

Slowly the voice from beneath gained a foothold in a badly bent conscience…

… and Lot's wife stands as a tragic example of a divided heart.

 

JESUS SAID, "REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE," AND HE SAID IT TO THOSE WHO WOULD LIVE THROUGH THE FINAL TRAUMATIC MOMENTS OF EARTH'S HISTORY.

He is saying it to the believer right now–"Remember Lot's wife."

We need to hear it again and again.

The message that says,

"Obedience is better than anything else in revealing our love."

Jesus said so. "If you love me, keep my commandments."

 

FRIENDS.

DISOBEDIENCE IS WORSE THAN ANYTHING

BECAUSE IT IS AN ACT OF DISLOYALTY IN ITS VERY NATURE.

 

THERE IS A STATEMENT I ONCE HEARD THAT SAID,

“PEOPLE BECOME LIKE THE GOD THEY SERVE.”

Now think about that statement.

And then think about the current world system and those attempting to encroach upon every human being until they are worn down.

 

Science without the Supreme Being God Almighty, the Creator, worships the counterfeit god. Lucifer.

 

God:  He is a Super Dynamic Creative.

He Created Colors, Light, Air, Weather Systems of perfection, Land, Minerals, Water (salt and not salty), plants of all sorts/ medicinal, edible, sheltering, and some simply for beauty.

God Delighted in the creation and nurturing of perfectly formed humans, whom He loves.

 

Lucifer:  The counter fitter, is super destructive, destroys colors, loves grey and darkness, thrives on destroying land, Minerals, waters, abusing plants and delights in torturing and confusing humans for revenge against God Almighty.  He loves false power and graft.

 

Do you see those or know those who laugh at or who don’t believe in a living active God? Well, they are trapped in a bitter heart narrative by the limited god of only this world.

Lucifer.

They have become like him.

Bitter, abusive, angry that they can’t dictate to God and change his plans, and they are filled with doubts and rage.

Because that’s what Lucifer does to humans.

He lies to them and traps their minds, and weakens them to keep them from encountering and embracing the Father of their very own, forever.

 

“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

-2 Corinthians 11:14

 

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God the Father.”

-2 Corinthians 4:4

 

SOME OF THE EVIL SPIRITS LUCIFER USES,

COME AND TAUNT THOSE WITH OLD RELIGIOUS RESIDUAL MINDSETS. 

Those who feel that there is a "deserved" spiritual hierarchy, in the ranks of the King.

Many have assumed that because they have labored and have paved the pathway with their life's blood for the next wave of the King, that they “deserve a place of special recognition” and a form of "holding onto the leash" of those they have coming up “underneath” them. 

If this is not humbly acknowledged and repented of, this can cause what the scripture calls, “exasperating your children" to occur.

Colossians. 3:21 says,

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, 

That they may not lose heart.” 

This creates an atmosphere of shame and pushes many into a place of frustration in not wanting to dishonor their mentors, but feel that they will be watched in their every move and smugly, with an “accusing raising of the eyebrows" be "discussed" in demeaning terms, as they too try to reach their destinies and calling in the Way of the Lord. 

 

THE LORD HAS RECENTLY BEEN IMPRESSING ME ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO NOT ALLOW OTHERS TO BE PROMOTED OR TO RISE ABOVE THEM IN ANY AREA THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE EITHER AT ONE TIME HELD INFLUENCE IN OR WHO ARE AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME, THE LEAD OR MAIN VOICE OR AN ORGANIZATION, A MINISTRY, OR INSTITUTION.

 

This can occur in a business situation, or in ministry settings where only after you have jumped through certain hoops of performance or other "tests” you will possibly then be esteemed of “useful” value and perhaps be allowed a place of input or respect among the “hierarchy of the day”.

  

THE LORD IS LOVINGLY ALLOWING PAINFUL TRAVAIL TO OCCUR, in order for the current generation of Fathers and Mothers in the faith to see that through releasing and affirming the sons and daughters in their care, or… who are now, (due to the season) moving past them in influence or in special anointing, that they too WILL once again, run hard and multiply themselves through Imparting and sending out the new wave of the King’s regiments! 

  

ARE WE OR HINDERING OR HARVESTING?

The hidden prophetic and travailing element of individuals who are being shaped into the fabric of God's own weaving are currently being made ready for a swift and dynamic change of pace.

What was once long and hard will become shortened and filled with rest. Release of God’s grace and abundant mercy is coming into fulfillment as you end your course of instructions for this season. But you are not done running the race by a long stretch!

 

MANY OF YOU ARE IN YOUR LATE 40'S TO YOUR MID 60'S.

You have not had the pleasure of faithful mentoring.

So. With some of you, the Lord has instead, made your life one of mentoring and preparing others.

Look now at the pathway the Lord has allowed you to pave, and one that others might walk upon when they too experience times of darkness and difficulty.

Your lives have a Divine Radiance that has prepared a “footing" for them in Christ, so that they may not stumble and fail.

Lay down the insecure need to control anything that you are afraid might not go the way that YOU think God should be moving.

It’s really not up to us to maneuver or manipulate how God will choose to break out in power in conviction and in exposing the darkness in men’s hearts.

Let’s begin with letting Him create clean hearts in us first.

 

THE FATHER IN HEAVEN INTENTIONALLY STRIPPED HIMSELF OF HIS GREATEST GLORY. HIS SON, in order that the wave of redemption needed in the earth might be brought forth through the Son.

In doing so, the Father was glorified, exalted, and further honored by allowing this Son to fulfill His part of the Triune plan. 

Why is this not modeled by more of those who are calling themselves, Leaders, “Bishops”  - Apostles, or even now the newly developed term, “Super Apostles”?

 

THIS IS A SPIRIT ON THE LOOSE FROM HELL! 

It is nothing more than a "mimic" of the spirit of pride that Lucifer operated in, and it operates in many others now.

It has been working hard to invade the minds of many who at one time were in the forefront of specific moves of God or who were key leaders in areas of ministry building in the past.

 

THIS SPIRIT OPERATES MUCH LIKE HOW HEROD THE GREAT DID DURING THE TIME WHEN THE SAVIOR WAS ABOUT TO BE BORN IN THE EARTH. Herod was so terribly afraid that someone would "snuff him out" or would "out do" him that he lived in paranoia, and he constantly manipulated and curried favor in order to gain influence or access to whatever he needed to keep his stronghold of power intact.

 

THIS IS OCCURRING ON NATURAL WORLD GOVERNMENTAL STAGES AND PARALLELED IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD AS WELL.

Let's read in the Word about this first. In Matthew 2:1-6 is says,

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked,

"Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." 

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.

When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.

"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:  

“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.

 

HEROD WAS A MAN WHO EXPECTED OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE WAS THE ONE WHO HELD ALL COMMAND. 

There was no room at the table for those who would not sway his way!

He used smooth talk with other "Kings" and influential leaders to obtain information and tasty morsels of gossip to plan his next move in order to keep his position intact.

As the Chief Priest and keepers of the law were called together, (they walked on eggshells around Herod,) the WORD of God spoke about this humble little town where a new ruler was to be “raised up"  (NOTE THIS STATEMENT) —> and would care for the people, causing a wave of Spiritual “Sonic Booms” that would forever shake and change the world!

 

HEROD DIDN'T CARE FOR PEOPLE! 

They were supposed to care for him and fear him! And grovel!

He had worked hard and had jousted and manipulated constantly to gain all of this power and honor!

Matthew Ch. 2: 7-8  says,

"Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.  

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child.  As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

 

NOTICE THAT HEROD GATHERED THE 3 KINGS INTO HIS CHAMBERS “SECRETLY”… 

...To hide his plan from the Priests and lawmakers and with a "slimy" oozing, well-cultivated and deceptive tongue, tried to appear ever so interested in the new "child" that was in his way. He acted out in false humility, and used it to try to obtain information as to where his "upstart enemy" might be located.

He wanted to "at least" honor him and worship him too! 

In all reality, Herod wanted to go and scope out where this new king might live, and see what he had to compete with…

… and then, KILL HIM.

 

But! God had planned that the next wave of his power on the earth must come through a childlike and poor son.

One who would not get stuck in traditional posturing or in the trends of the era.

One who would not manipulate with intellect, cunningness, or through lofty ambition.

 

GOD HAD GIVEN OF HIS SEED…

…HIS living prepared pathway. 

He gave it ALL into the next "generation of His Presence" and the move of His glory in the earth. 

Into a SON… 

…Who had lived in the very Presence of God and was one with Him.

 

Now! About Those, ”THREE WISE MEN."

"After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was." -Matthew 2:9 

 

These three Kings had "heard the true intentions" of King Herod's "heart".

They were discerning men, and realized that after having been "hauled off" by Herod to a very secretive meeting to inquire about this new "ministry" and possible challenger of Herod's rule, something was a little off beat!

Herod had left a very "Saccharine" aftertaste in the mouths of the Wise men and, wisely, they still stayed on the course that God had led them on and met the TRUE KING OF GLORY.

He was lowly,

He was innocent and pure,

and

He radiated the pure light and presence of God Himself. 

 

THESE MEN DIDN’T NEED POMP OR STRONG-ARMED, PRIDEFUL LEADERSHIP to cause them to bow down and give honor to this tiny King!

No! The simple humility of the "Promise to come" was enough to cause them to bow their knees and worship the King of heaven.

Their reward was to have a visitation in their dreams to not return, nor to converse with Herod about the new wave of glory that would be coming through this child.

Matthew 2:12

“And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.” 

 

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU A PROPHETIC WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT NOW.

SOMETHING THAT I FEEL THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS GIVEN TO ME AS A PROPHETIC WORD OR UTTERANCE.

  

“For I the Lord have prodded, whispered, shouted, and commanded many to assist you in paving the way.

If you are weary of waiting for releases and the fulfilled promise, take what you now have and in reckless abandonment cast it upon the water.

I will see to it that you will not be left with empty hands.  

I bless what is little if it is given in humility and obedience, rather than much given in false humility and personal safety.

Come to the place of safety! Under My shadowed wing.  

Anguish has been your companion too long as well as the gaping ache for friends that stick closer than a brother.

 I have begun building relationships among you that stem from brokenness in each of you, and also where you have learned the value of discretion.

See Me fulfill and direct your path. 

Watch the answers dawn upon your list of asked, and yet unanswered questions. 

 

I see the cunning liars in the world, laying in wait to trap and break the hearts of humanity!

But I have called you to be bold and brave and filled with courage.

I call you to stand again and stand against the raging seas of evil and watch me open up a way that leads you into safety and my very purposes for the world needing healing and deliverance.

Stop all you can in the natural way of achievements and moving forward with your own way and plans.

Call for days and nights of prayer. Father, Mother, Youth, Children! Older and Younger!  

Intercede for those mocking the very Jesus they once loved.

Intercede for the ignorant that are being chained to systems of great fear and bondage.

Weep and pray and trust!

Your bond to me will either hold you safe, or your resistance to me will feed fear and resentment.

See ME as the One who can move upon the hearts of those who quickly obey when I touch their inner-man with compassion and spiritual insights. 

I have a few in the earth who live...  

...To obey Me, Promptly." 

 

I also sense in the Spirit that there are those in ministry who are listening, who have had “secret - almost affairs", in their office with other women, and some who have, and you have hidden it from your wife and have banished these people from your fellowship.

The Lord sees it and the Lord knows about it.

There are some who have been “absconding with money” and some that have been gambling with cash. They have a gambling addiction and the Father is saying that He is giving them a chance to come clean and to tell the truth now, because everything in your life that can be shaken, will be shaken.

There are also those who are mocking and making fun of the Spirit of God, saying that it has become “an old thing” and they are ashamed of the gifts of the Spirit. They no longer allow the flowing of the gifts of the Spirit unless it comes through one person.

The Father wants you to know that when you restrain the Spirit of God, when you restrain His voice, that he will scatter the sheep and send them where there is freedom.

The Lord is encouraging me to share that there are some at this point who are seeking money instead of the goodness of the people in their fellowship.

They are more concerned about money and power and keeping their own bank account stoked rather that taking care of the Orphans and Widows and those who are in distress around them.

The Lord wants you to know that this funding that you have in your pocket can get a hole in it just as quickly as it has come in, but, as you cast your bread, as you share, that you must humble yourself and release the spirit of fear in you that thinks that God will not financially provide in another way, or you are going to mess it up, you will bring tragedy on the call of God on your life. 

I want to speak to those Mothers who are suffering right now and Fathers with children who seem to have gone AWOL from the Lord.

That they have become literally “verbal activists” for darkness. 

 

As parents, you have been questioning,

“What did we do? What did we say?

Were we too stern? Were we too soft?

Were we too “spiritual” or were we not spiritual enough?

Were we blind?”

 

The Lord wants you to know that if you have repented of everything that you know to do, and have attempted to talk these things out with your children, that He does not hold you accountable for their sins or for their disobedience.

Your job is to stand and pray, and stand and pray, and stand and pray some more and watch God do the work.

You cannot project what you think that He is going to do.

Your job is to PRAY.

His job is to do what He sees best to keep them from giving in, to the total darkness that is trying to suck them in.

  

I KNOW THAT THIS WAS A STRONG TEACHING AND HAD WORDS THAT WERE UNCOMFORTABLE,

BUT WE ARE LIVING IN TREACHEROUS AND DIFFICULT TIMES.

However, we need to be integral with what the Lord shares with us whether people like us, or not.

 

Father we take these words and we ponder and chew on them.

We discern them and go over them with your word.

We pray about them. And, we will obey the Spirit promptly and make things right with those we need to, in order to not deflect these warnings and words and be trapped by the enemy. Satan is good at betrayal and slandering and will find a way to expose mankind and point a finger and mock the sons of God.

Lord! We need you more than we have ever needed you before!

 

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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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By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit

 

It seems that with such prolific access to, web blogs and articles, many prophetic voices who are attempting to communicate spiritual metaphors and insights received from the heart of God to be shared and to hopefully  soften the hearts of mankind, have perhaps been reduced to quick sound bites and what I would term "Scripture bites". It’s absolutely essential in these twisted and upside-down days to not look for a quick fix for the turmoil and hard things that we are facing.

 

WHAT DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT WANT TO COMMUNICATE TO US ABOUT “WALKING ON THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE”

  AND

“LIVING ON THE EDGE OF ETERNITY”?

As I have searched this out knowing that the Lord was communicating something to me regarding these two statements, clear words of instruction, their potential, and warnings have begun to emerge. I share them from a trembling heart and an alert spirit.

And so first: 

 

WALKING ON THE EDGE OF A PRECIPICE”

Precipice - a noun

“A very steep rock face or Cliff, typically a tall one”

Figurative – “the country is teetering on the precipice of political anarchy”

The origin of the word comes from the late 16th century indicating a headlong fall. In the Latin it means abrupt descent.

This word in a nutshell expresses an anguishing anticipation of what could be a devastating and shocking “out of control” spin into oblivion, tumbling headlong into an unknown space, fully out of control, not knowing when the descent will end, and if anything will remain once it hits the pull of gravity.

“Pride goes before destruction,

A haughty spirit before a fall.”

(Off of a precipice)  - Proverbs 16:18

 

And Secondly:

“LIVING ON THE EDGE OF ETERNITY”

Because we live on the edge of eternity, we must not lose our heads. We must get our heads on straight and think in harmony with divine revelation. We must not be oblivious to the times that we are living in, nor should we be frightened and “act out” in panic. Our clear-headedness makes us able to pray as we should, seeking divine wisdom, guidance and the power to live faithfully in difficult times.

Jesus told His disciples things would go from bad to worse as the end of all things approaches.There will be social and political upheaval and natural disasters. There will be an intensification of opposition toward Christians so that fellow Christians begin to turn on each other and family members betray one another.

 

"Brother will hand over brother to death;  A father will hand over his child.

Children will rebel against their parents and kill them. (Euthanasia?)

 - Mark 13:12-13.

In such times of danger, love will fade, and people will abandon the self-sacrifice of love, for the sake of self-preservation.

 

SHAKEN AND STIRRED

The Holy Spirit impressed me some time back with this statement.

“Shaken AND Stirred”

My mind said, "You mean, shaken - not stirred!"

Again, a little while later, the same statement was impressed into my spirit one more time. “Shaken AND stirred”!

As I thought about this I began to realize that the Holy Spirit wanted to show me a prophetic insight, combined with the word of God regarding what His role in working within the hearts of believers looks like at this juncture in time.

 

WE HAVE HEARD MUCH ABOUT THE SLUMBERING, SLEEPY BRIDE.

A somewhat overgrown, youthful, well-fed bride. Oh! How she LOVES the candlelight, the romantic spirituality that feeds the soul and emotional longings of one yet to experience the commitment to a marriage! Everything has the beauty and sparkle of a fairyland or Disney type of fantasy and fireworks!

Surrounding this young maiden are gifts and beautiful tangible items reminding her of this youthful celebration of a pledge. The pledge to honor the one she loves. The gifts that have been given come from those who know that these will be needed to assist them in their life of growing together towards becoming one heart, one flesh, a single expression of their own family unit.

There are similar parallels to be fearlessly looked at regarding where and how the corporate bride of Christ has behaved on many levels. There has been a new term or word phrase created to address what would often be called a petulant, whiny, overindulged young woman who is in preparation for the big “blowout wedding day event”. The name for this is "Bridezilla”!

The basic picture is until SHE gets what she wants, the way she wants it, WHEN she wants it, anything or anyone in her way gets demolished if it does not satisfy her need to be fully noticed, in control and lavishly celebrated in all of her self-planned and applied concepts as to what a wedding should look like.

The problem is, in real life - the wedding and festivities are only a brief glimpse of what an actual joining of two in marriage looks like for the long haul.

And so when the party is over and the hard work begins, (and yes, it's hard work), the little rifts and storm clouds come to buffet and shape the couple into maturity.

 

BUT! IF THE BRIDE DOES NOT WANT TO MATURE…

…And desires to be treated like a young princess, much like the central character in a children's story, "The princess and the Pea" then no matter how others attempt to sweet-talk or ease her discomfort, eventually she becomes demanding and unsatisfied, regardless of what is offered to her.

And so the current state for many who make up the bride of Christ in its majority is one of a moody, discomforted and unfulfilled mate, waiting for her bridegroom to do FOR her, the things that she would rather not do for herself, and wants the bridegroom to bring her the comforts that she needs without having to labor, herself.

 

THERE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE PAID AN OVERWHELMING

AND COSTLY PRICE TO SHAKE OFF SLUMBER AND SELF INDULGENCE,

AND HAVE STEPPED OUT AS PATHFINDERS.

 

They are boldly declaring a warning about remaining a child and not maturing to the fullness of God's plan. They have warned over and over of the things that we are now seeing happen.

 

SHAKEN!

Imagine the shock, the total disbelief of the five virgins (Matthew 25) who slumbered and gambled with their futures so flippantly when in their drowsy and moody state missed the sound that the bridegroom announced, calling them to come, to travel the road now well lit, to a prepared place.

They were shaken! Shaken to the core and in total disbelief that things had changed and had been shaken in their drowsy existence so quickly! They were warned to be ready but figured just as always that they would somehow be able to manipulate their surroundings and discomforts and find a way to get their way!

And so has it been with the body of Christ the past few years, even though the voice of “The Beloved” has warned and shouted out.

He has sent prophetic voice after prophetic voice, teacher after teacher, evangelist after evangelist with a reoccurring message,

"You prepare the way!

You make the crooked ways straight!

Build up a pathway that you may walk upon to a holy place!

 

And it will be said:

"Build up, build up, and prepare the road!

Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people."

Isaiah 57:14

And yet, the bride in many ways has gone on her merry way expecting to be rescued from her slumber and folly. Walking ON THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE and Living On The Edge of Eternity.

 

BECAUSE OF GOD'S MERCY…

…THE BRIDE WILL CONTINUE TO BE SHAKEN

Shaken and shaken again, until she awakens from her slumber and admits to selfish ambition. She will be challenged to become the mature heart who walks with her beloved as her leader and Lord, not just simply as a provider of pleasures, fleshly sustenance, and entertainment.

“See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks.

If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?

AT THAT TIME HIS VOICE SHOOK THE EARTH,

But now he has promised,

"Once more I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH

BUT ALSO THE HEAVENS.” -Hebrews 12 25-27

The words "once more" indicates THE REMOVING OF WHAT CAN BE SHAKEN, Meaning, created things—SO THAT WHAT CAN’T BE SHAKEN WILL REMAIN.

 

… AND STIRRED

When someone is shaken awake from a deep sleep, the adrenaline begins to pump throughout the body and there is a keen and heightened alertness that begins to stir the senses.

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God, which is in you!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God.” - 2 Timothy 1:6-8

 

“DEEPER AND DEEPER STILL”!  SAYS THE VOICE OF THE SPIRIT

It's no secret that the mainstream media has had a heyday with high profile personalities who have made claims to be devout Christians and then find them caught in the acts of extortion, embezzlement, infidelity, tax evasion, plagiarism and justification of personal indulgence at the expense of trusting donors.

Deeper and deeper still will the exposing and dissecting sword of the Word of God separate what is of the flesh claiming to be God, and what is of the Spirit, that is of God.

The folly and arrogance of those who minister with an elitist message will be brought to such public humiliation that even the hardest atheistic hearts will cringe at the ruthless mocking they will face.

As the Lord continues to shake out and stir up the dross in the life of each believer, there will be a corresponding stirring again to deep repentance.

Believers will come out of their groggy existence and begin to allow the deep purging and removal of willful perceptions about whom God has blessed and whom God might use for his glory, and for His purposes.

 

A TIME LIKE NO OTHER TIME

We are in a time like no other before.

There is a setting forth of a new and fresh openness to God's supreme directions.

There is a shaking off of youthful folly and petty “scrapping” over who imparts the greatest message or anointing.

Instead of well planned out speaking rosters for heavily and slickly advertised conference invitations, there will continue to be spontaneous and Divinely orchestrated gatherings throughout all nations.

It has already begun in several unannounced assemblies of like-minded hearts. It is being lit and ignited by the very hand of a Sovereign and brilliantly strategic God.

 

GATHERINGS LARGE AND SMALL, IN HALLS, HOMES, AND BARNS,

HAVE BECOME A FOCUS OF GOD'S HEART.

 

He indeed has an agenda.

It is to call the bride, His beloved, the one He lavishly spent all of his life's blood upon, to rise up from her slumber and be “shaken and stirred” to see that He is beckoning her deeper and yet deeper still to enter into a place of profound grace, mercy, and safety.

As the cry of repentance from dead works, and foolish masterminding of plans and programs (that only led the bride into morbid obesity) is stirred in the hearts of those ailing and sickened by the results of such overindulgence, deeper and deeper still will the Spirit of God draw his people into a communion of body, Spirit, and soul with his plan and purpose.

 

THOSE THAT WILL WAIT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IN THEIR GATHERINGS…

In their brokenness, in their humility, will begin to experience a hush of holiness falling upon their gatherings. The hovering presence of the pleasure of God will invade and flood the hearts of those who have come simply to fellowship in the power of His word and the Beauty of His Holiness. But! This cannot be a forced agenda or trend! This is not to be confused with what has been termed “The Anointing” or “The Holy Spirit Falling Upon God’s People.” Not a whisper, not a sound, not a song, nor a shout will be needed to attract this majestic treasure.

 

COMING SOON: THE WEIGHT OF HIS GLORY

I have been in meetings where believers who chose to enter into repentance and allowed the “dross work” of God to have full access to every corner of their souls, where, without warning or fanfare, the weight of God’s Glory invaded the room, the conference, and the meeting halls. It was as if a drenching, tangible mass of warmth and comfort wrapped itself around every human being present. It mattered not whether they were youthful or stooped over in the aging of their bodies.

The weight of the very glory and magnificence of the Supreme Being, The Sovereign One, was unmistakable.

Beautiful stillness and sweetness flowed in to and out of every soul present. All who were sitting or standing in this weight of glory did not need anyone to tell them the phenomenon that surpassed any of man's orchestrations was happening.

It didn’t last 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 15 minutes. It came in waves and beckoned with the fragrance of mercy that only the “Still Small Voice” can infuse a room with.

 

IT SEEMED THAT THE MORE WILLING THE HEARTS OF THOSE IN THESE GATHERINGS WHO WOULD SIMPLY SIT IN THE WEIGHT OF THIS GLORIOUS SILENCE, THE RICHER AND DEEPER THE PEACE BECAME.

And then again, the Sweet song of the Lord would begin to sing out over the people and the people would begin to sing out the sweet song of repentance and devotion back unto the Lord.

IT SURPASSED ETHNIC AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS, NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND HUMAN LANGUAGES.

Deeper and yet deeper still His presence, His glory, His weightiness would hover. In one such meeting, the waiting in His glory, in His presence, waiting upon Him, lasted for 45 minutes. No one wanted to leave, and no one had any agenda.

“Be still!” the Lord said. “Be still and know, that I am God!”

 

 HEART WRENCHING REPENTANCE -- SEASON OF REFRESHING

“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

 

There have been voices in the Body of Christ crying out that she must repent for her sluggishness, smugness, and presumption.

These voices will be amplified and multiplied throughout the year.

There will be required by the Lord, a setting apart in the heart of every believer. Deeper and deeper still will the call to shake off slumber, to once and for all lay down the sins and arrogance that easily traps and ensnares the life of the bride.

 

THE GREATER THE SURRENDER

-THE GREATER THE INCREASE OF HIS GLORY

As each member of the body of Christ willingly steps in to the full scan of the Holy Spirit's convicting radiance, a fresh awakening of the empowering courage and strength of Christ as the glorious bridegroom will be brought to the forefront.

He will be the central focus and no longer will the bride lag behind in adolescent drudgery and laziness.

Wave upon wave of adoration will be lifted up as a love sacrifice to the Beloved One. And the weight of His glory will shake and rock religious agendas and nations until they crumble and strip off the need for the noise and glitter that has cluttered and stifled the rightful honor due unto the King of glory.

When with deliberate consideration, the weight of God’s glory is given full access to flow as it begins to invade and permeate, be prepared for unbelievers who may be simply walking by a home gathering, a fellowship service, or a conference, to be drawn into your gatherings as if wooed or summoned by a fragrance or sound that they have had move them to go and seek out where it was coming from.

The Lord shall draw them and show them of His might, His presence, and you shall lead them to Him…

… And they shall find salvation.

 

LAST INSIGHT AND WARNING

Many are indeed "Walking on the edge of the precipice" and are "Living on the edge of eternity, not knowing where to turn or what to do, and will fall headlong into further disaster if they do not awaken from the hardness of heart, distractions and spiritual presumption that have become companions and corrupt habits.

Today you have heard His heart; you have heard His voice,

Harden not your heart, and instead quickly heed His voice.

 

Allow the shaking!

Willingly permit any condescension, elitism, control, manipulation, cowardly blame-shifting, hateful speech, competition, anger, mocking and vengeful and revengeful thoughts, to be once and for all purged out of your soul!

Your very spiritual life depends on what you do when on the edge of a precipice!

You can, “Jump headlong into recklessness”

Or

“Fall into the hands of the living breathing God”.

 

“Take care, brethren,

That there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart

That falls away (headlong off of a precipice) from the living God.”

-Hebrews 3:12

 

THE “END” IS AT HAND FOR EACH AND EVERY GENERATION EVERY SINGLE DAY, and their response to the gospel in this life determines their eternal fate.

 

Each generation is living on the edge of eternity,

and there will always be an urgency to respond to the gospel, for your response to the gospel determines your eternal destiny.

 

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DEAR FRIENDS OR READERS. THIS IS MOST POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST SUCCINCT WORDS THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN TO ME TO SHARE THIS FAR IN MY LIFE WITH HIM.

WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH AS MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

IS DONE BY THE POWER OF GOD,

AND BE EVER SO CAREFUL! KNOWLEDGE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR MATURITY.

The Times are RAPIDLY Changing, and I know that for me, it will require a different strategy to handle them and that I must be willing and able to walk out the days ahead. It seems as if I identify with the prophet Jeremiah more often now than ever before. And so, I am CHOOSING to adjust the way of delivering my portion of what the Spirit of God would give me, as He leads me. Daily.

I AM IN WORDLESS, TEAR-STREAMING GRIEF over the rapid forms of meditation, eastern mysticism, competitive daily trendy "prophetic" articles/words (advertisements!) -and outright fear mongering one moment and then "hysterical" any moment breakthrough messages, (both which, recycle over and over, that are sweeping into the Body of Christ.

Facebook posts are loaded like a buttered baked potato with a big scoop of sour cream, and belch out sarcasm; shaming, smug and rude "thumbing the nose" at any warnings or loving corrections, and the devouring and public slandering has become unbearable.

WHEN PEOPLE REFUSE TO LET GOD BE THE JUDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, when they inject their own standards to oppose His, these people who are "usurping" assume a sovereignty or power that belongs only to God. They choose to undermine God’s order, in order to demand their own, and in doing this, they hope to avoid the pinpricks of their conscience. After all, "if it's legal" then it must be right! Right?" No. God’s law is not so easily escaped or fanned away as an old dusty list of metaphors.

CONCEIT AND PRIDE ARE THE GREATEST ENEMIES TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH!  Newly "acquired knowledge" or notoriety often leads to pride rather than wisdom. There is no more certain way to fall into sin and self-deception than to allow pride to lead us into putting confidence in ourselves rather than God. This kind of pride always leads to destruction, because it robs us of God’s power to stand against temptation!

WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH AS MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS DONE BY THE POWER OF GOD. AND, KNOWLEDGE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR MATURITY.

True knowledge is designed to bring us TO maturity.
When we parade our so called 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 heartbreak and divisive scattering...

The Western Style "First World Church" is caught up in so many identity crises! And, with the many pushing movements and meetings, the voices crying out and weeping in the places of preparation (the wilderness) saying, "You! Yes YOU! Prepare the Way of the LORD!... ...straighten out those crooked, twisted paths!" -are suddenly being told to step back into a place of silence and travailing prayer, determined to lean in closer to THE Voice that is small, still, and sure.

ONLY TIME SPENT WITH THE LORD, like a 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. As you turn your heart and hopes towards him you will see compassion poured out upon you and you will then have his power of pure godly compassion and “wisdom driven” grace to pour out on others.

SPEAK TO HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART,
YOUR LONGINGS,
YOUR HEARTACHES, AND YOUR DREAMS.
HE WILL BE THERE WITH ARMS OF STRENGTH
TO RESCUE YOU FROM DESPAIR."

“A Prophetic Word”
Can you not hear my voice speaking to you clearly?
Has it become clouded with the cares of this life and the voices of men articulating what they “think” is my voice?

My time for you to hear the truth is never when man decides it. The world screams that all the chaos and change is turning and twisting men's hearts away from me. But when I speak and when I move and I am lifted up, men's hearts ache for me!

There is a greater power in my silence then there is in the shouting of mankind saying that I do not exist!
It is folly and foolishness to think that man can try to silence or attempt to erase me!

I am preparing for myself a bride. Not a foolish, emotionally lovesick self-seeking bride! No I am seeking and preparing for myself a mature godly gathering of those who will become one and unified with and in me. I am the one that is shaping and fashioning this bride in the refining fires that are currently burning across the earth.

Men may try to redefine me, say that I do not exist, they may attempt to twist words that I have spoken in order to fit the base agenda in their own souls, but all the while I am shaping and fashioning and preparing for myself an army and a bride that will not be defeated in the days to come.
Adjust your thinking child!

I am not a God to be dictated to or to be demanded of!
I am one to be approached with brokenness and humility! Those who have a contrite heart and a right spirit are the ones that I will answer.

There is a time coming when I will sweep away and clean up the false examples of prophetic ministry claiming and declaring things that have nothing to do but glorify the flesh.

If a person's heart is not right with me, no matter what they declare, decree, or shout, it will fall upon ears of deafness in heaven. I desire truth in your inward parts.

Let me reduce you to love.
Stripping away title, presumption and secret desires for notoriety. In order to be like me you have to live like I did in the earth. I served mankind and was spat upon. I spoke truth and I was mocked. I challenged the proud and religious thinkers of the day and they desired to silence me and kill me.

I am calling you my people to become honest in heart, broken and humble before me, and with willing and heart to serve me, and those that I send to you. It is not their external condition that you are to judge, nor categorize.
Your job is to share my life my light and my love with them. And in your example of how you treat them is how I see you treating me.

Show no favoritism but humble yourselves in my site and do the work of my servant.

Yes, the days are changing and the mandates for your life are becoming more defined. Bow before me and reconnect your heart to truth and simplicity and the grace of knowing that you were purchased with a life poured out so that you might live life to the fullest.

"It is necessary for him to increase and for me to decrease."
-John 3:30


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~ Mary Lindow
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