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                                              "Spiritual Harlotry"

September 28, 1999:  Isaiah 26:16-19 KJV Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.  Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.  We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.  Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise.  Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust:  for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

For the past month or so, the Lord has given me the same theme.  Adding more information to that same theme.  While in prayer the Lord impressed upon me the different types of births.  Of course, the highest type of birth is Spiritual birth because with this birth comes the hope of eternal life.  For you must be born again, as the scriptures declare.  There are other Spiritual births in the believers lives as we learn how to fellowship in intimacy with the Lord.  As we learn intimacy with Him, we become impregnated with vision.  These births produce the fruit of the Spirit and His fulfillment of Godly plans.  God literally writes history in the womb of the Spirit.  While scripture is full of pictures or allegoric examples of birth or fulfillment, there is also birthing that comes from harlotry.  Spiritual harlotry birthing comes from a disloyal heart and motive.  Humans give birth to human things.  Humans that fellowship and are intimate with the things of this world and indulge in their fleshly natures, give birth to fleshly visions.  For example Abraham and Sarah looked at their ages and lost hope in the promise God gave them about an heir, and with the suggestion from his wife, Abraham took Hagar to bed and wrote fleshly history in her womb.  This history we see today is evident in the descendants of Ishmael. Genesis 16:12 Amp.  And he (Ishmael) will be as a wild ass among men; his hand will be against every man and every man's hand against him, and he will live to the east and on the borders of all his kinsmen.  Humans producing human things.  These human things can be powerful naturally and can appeal to the flesh or fallen nature of man.  The things of the Spirit must be produced or birthed by a Spiritual encounter with God.  Isaac was born as a result from the promise God made to Abraham and Sarah, not from their own works, but the working of the Spirit and power.  God wrote upon the womb of Sarah, laughter!  Thus Isaac is the heir of promise and just as what was born of the flesh (Ishmael) despised and persecuted that son of promise, so it is with us today.  Any works of the flesh will always persecute the working of the Spirit.

It was hard for the people to wait at Mount Sinai for Moses to return with the tables of the covenant.  We often get impatient when things seem to not happen the way we think they should.  Many times we take upon ourselves to help God out with our plans.   How many of us have Ismael's running around reminding us of our impatience?  What comes to mind, is when Saul took upon himself to offer sacrifices and not wait upon Samuel.  This was not just a breech in protocol, this was a heart thing, a motive thing.  Saul looked at the people as they began to scatter from him and took upon himself to sacrifice.  The thing he was forbidden to do.  Right after he sacrificed the burnt offering, Samuel showed up, and announced that his kingdom would not continue, because the Lord wanted a man after His own heart, not a man after man's own heart.  In Saul's case his sin was self worship or idolatry.  In the situation at Mount Sinai when the people saw that Moses was delayed, the people urged Aaron to make them gods.  Talk about pressure to perform!  How many of us have felt the peer pressure to move or perform, when we haven't been told by the Lord to do so?  Aaron replied to them, to take the gold they were given in Egypt to mold a golden calf, so they would be able to worship that.  This was the work of man's hands again.  The Lord was furious with them for corrupting themselves with idol worship.

Humans birth human things.  Idolatry is anything we put in the place of God.  What keeps us from His presence?  Legalism is a form of Idolatry.  When you're a legalist, you perform to be accepted, you accomplish so that the glory is yours.  Instead of Christ's righteousness, the legalist is self righteous and therefore self is on the throne.  Idolatry...........I do, I try.  Self worship is fulfilled by going our own way and not yielding to the husband of our souls.  We say, I can do that, or we can do that.  The tower of Babel was built with human intentions to make a name for themselves.  A tower that reached into the sky that was built with the works of man's hands, bricks and mortar and sweat.  All of these people had one language with one heart and mind to accomplish this great fleshly feat, but God said, Genesis 11:7-8 Amp.  "Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.  So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city."  Man can do great things in the sight of other men, but where are the men who do great things in the sight of God?  What if your whole flock scatters?  Will you take the reins in your hands?  Or will you patiently wait on the Lord?  The word Babel or Babilu, combined with the Hebrew root balal, means to mix, confuse the gate of God.  The confusion caused by the language barriers which God manifested was because of human pride in the building.  This was man's highest accomplishment........a name for himself.  We are commanded in scripture to die to self and to pick up our cross and follow God.  The cross is our means of execution or the requirement of the Lord in our lives.

The cross has never been a popular message nor has the message of repentance.  The Spirit of Elijah is here to restore if we are broken and repent of our own ways.  God seeks for those who have a broken and contrite heart.  God often has to tear down things in our lives to be able to build up His things in us.  For example, God sends in a prophet to confront sin in our ministries.  God has to convict and tear down man made agenda's to build up His plan.  Are we on His foundation or are we building on sinking sand?  Many times we can be building on His foundation, but not building according to His commands.  God allows storms and fire to blow and burn away our works, so that all that is left are His Works.  How do we respond to God's prophet?  Be ye all clothed with humility, for God resists the proud but gives Grace to the humble.  If we respond properly to God's prophet, restoration will follow.  All through scripture you see examples of prophets that were kept hidden until sent on a mission by God.  Prophets are ordained by God and not man.  God's true prophets and ministers are influenced by God and not man.  Often God's true prophets stand off from the crowd and their message is not popular.  You will either love them or hate them.  To warn, correct and expose sin in the church does not make you a popular person.  There are many lone voices of those crying in the wilderness saying, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His pathway straight.  John the Baptist did not come with physical giftedness or charisma, he came with a tough word!  Repent!  It cost him His head, but he is eternally with God.  John picked up his cross and followed the divine will of the Father and it cost him something.  Many ministers and prophets can use their own natural giftedness or charisma to cover up sin in their own lives.  Church don't judge by the giftedness or charisma!  Judge by the fruit!  Christ formed in you the hope of Glory!  Christ character.  God cares how we act!  Many today even in prophetic circles, see God through Dr. Spocks methods.  God doesn't chasten or spank our butts.  Yes he does! And for our own good, that we would be partakers of His Holiness!  Prophets are not popular, but are a blessing to the body of Christ when they are received because restoration follows.  How we respond to God's prophets will determine if we have revival or revolt.  There is a sealing work of the Spirit of God going on right now, and how we respond to prophetic words will determine what is sealed.  Let us all be humble and broken and weigh every word we hear and not openly reject a prophet because of the word that may provoke us.  Let us allow the Lord to provoke a reaction to a positive action!  We must all understand that prophets and revival go hand and hand.  Repentance precedes revival, and revival precedes future glory, for He takes us from glory to glory!

                                                               "The Valley of Troubling"

September 13, 1999:  Over the past several weeks I have been hearing many things about dead babies.  It seems like every time I go to study the Word, I am led right back into the same theme.  I would see babies being born in filthy buildings that were dead.  I would see women in filthy rags fighting over dead babies and on one instance I saw in the Spirit, two women in filthy rags fighting over a live baby, that  only belonged to one of the women.  The scripture reference that came to mind was 1 Kings 3:16-28.  This is the scripture where the Kings wisdom and judgment is demonstrated by the justice he performed in rightly discerning the mother of the baby.  The other mother whose baby was smothered to death, tried to deceive the true mother by laying her dead baby in the true mothers bosom.  The true mother knew when she awoke, that it was not her child.  Both of the women lived in the same house, both were mothers out of wedlock.  When the wisdom of the King was declared to split the child in half, the true mother didn't care who had the baby, as long as the baby lived.  I have also seen women in dirty rags and buildings without the strength to give birth, and some of the women would die.

I believe the dead babies represent visions and ministries that have been conceived by the flesh of man as Ishmael was a child of the flesh and not of the Spirit.  The two mothers out of wedlock represent the works of the flesh and not the Spirit.  Yet the true mother of the child cried for the child to live no matter what, even as Hagar cried for Ishmael to live.  The mother who smothered her child represents the type of ministry or vision that smothers the life out of the child, then goes after other visions and ministries that don't belong to them.  They try to prostitute the anointing or steal the baby that was born to the rightful ministry or vision, even as a Jezebel spirit, to take the place of the rightful mother or ministry.  The baby speaks of infancy in vision and ministry.  This very tactic is the one the enemy uses to destroy a ministry when it is born or in infancy, just like Herod tried to destroy Jesus and Pharaoh tried to destroy Moses.  The filthy rags and buildings speak of the spiritual environment in which these babies are being birthed.  Scriptures declare that our righteousness is as fifthly rags, and only in Christ's righteousness shall we conceive from intimacy with our husband Christ.  I also believe that the rightful mother with the child born of the flesh means that, what Satan has meant for evil, will be turned around for good because of the willful changes in the various ministries to conform to Christ's standard and not man's standard.  The child shall live because of the heart changes of ministries and environmental changes that are bringing the defilement out of the temple of the Lord, or another words, true repentance and change that must come for the vision or baby to live.  The real mother who pleaded to the King so the false mother could keep the child, so it could live, represents all true mothers of visions.  All that is important, is that the baby lives!  Shall the child live says the Lord?  The condition of all the women of this vision, speaks of sin in the camp and works of the flesh.  Some of the women had no strength left to bring forth babies in these conditions and some died, speaks of the death of not only visions but of the mother of the visions.  Shall the child live, says the Lord?

Raise up your prayers for the remnant that is left.  A band of survivors comes forth out of Mount Zion, for MY own zeal shall accomplish this.  In your affliction and troubles I have provided Spiritual building materials.  Gold, silver, and precious stones.  Is not MY house a glorious house purified by fire?  Now, set your minds and hearts to seek ME as your VITAL necessity, and I shall strengthen your hearts as you purge from My house the defilement.  You shall rise and build My sanctuary that MY holy vessels may be brought into that Spiritual place, the Holiest of all.  MY PRESENCE, says the LORD.

True wisdom is a strength to the wise men more than ten rulers or valiant generals who are over armies. Though you dwell in the midst of trouble, I will revive you.  The valley of Achor as seen prophetically, indicates I will bring blessings in the places of trouble that were caused by sin, says the Lord.

Hosea 2:15-16 Amp.  There I will give her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor (troubling) to be for her a door of hope and expectation.  And she shall sing there and respond as in the days of her youth and as at the time when she came up out of the land of Egypt.  And it shall be in that day says the Lord, that you will call Me Ishi (my husband), and you shall no more call ME Baali (my Baal).

Isaiah 54:11-15 Amp.  O you afflicted (city), storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in fair colors (in antimony to enhance their brilliance) and lay your foundations with sapphires.  And I will make your windows and pinnacles of (sparkling) agates or rubies, and your gates of (shining) carbuncles, and all your walls (of your enclosures) of precious stones.  And all your (spiritual) children shall be disciples (taught by the Lord and obedient to His will), and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.  You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God's will and order):  you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, from terror, for it shall not come near you.  Behold, they may gather together and stir up strife, but it is not from Me.  Whoever stirs up strife against you shall fall and surrender to you.

                                      Ministers of Truth or Error?

August 23, 1999:  I saw an old fashioned writers quill an old time washboard and an old fashioned pot boiling.  I then saw an old scroll being opened and heard in my Spirit, "write daughter; write about the good old ancient paths."  I AM the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  I AM the same yesterday, today and forevermore.  My testimonies and judgments are sure, they make wise the simple.  My warnings are just, they prevent disasters.  My chastisements are righteous, for they change your directions.  Many of MY people have forgotten their FIRST LOVE, and have burned incense or have prayed for vanities sake, and for this reason many have stumbled away from the ancient paths and the ancient ways and wandered into error.  MY WORD is forever settled in heaven, and MY WORD becomes flesh in you as you spend time with MY WORD in intimacy with ME, THE ANCIENT OF DAYS.  Your opinions don't hold a candle next to MY revealed WORD.  To him who knows what is right, and doesn't do it, to him it is sin.  Sin is deceitful, it causes you to rationalize to believe myths and fables.  It twists and turns the truth into error and satisfies many itching ears, so they can continue in their sin.  I AM sending judgment to MY wayward church.  For MY Mercies are true and just.  In MY Mercy I AM washing you as you repent, with the water of MY WORD.  As a washboard in the river of life, your filthy garments shall be made white as snow.  I AM preparing MY church that she not have spot, wrinkle or blemish.  I AM HOLY and she shall be Holy, says your God.  I AM sending fire to the vessels and boiling up the dregs and all the scum.  The fire shall be hot enough to cleanse the pot, and a boiling out of all the contaminations in it.  I AM stirring up the pot, says your GOD.  I have placed MY WORD as your guide, and MY light to your path, and MY HOLY SPIRIT to lead you into all truth.  Return MY beloved!  Return to ME, the lover of your soul!  Let your fingers do the walking through MY WORD!

For I command a stormy wind, which lifts up the waves.  The waves are meant to bring attention to heaven.  Then the waves go down to the depths.  Souls are melted because of turmoil and tribulations.  They go back and forth and stagger like a people who have no direction and they are at their wits end.  Then they cry to ME in their trouble, and I deliver them.  I make the storms to cease, so that the waves are still.  White whirlwinds to bring cleansing to the lands defilement.  Waters to saturate the lands of the weary souls.  Waters to strip the whitewashed walls, and winds to rip off the roof to find what is inside of the house, and to find what foundation it is on.  What foundations are you on?  Some of you have hidden things in your closets thinking the sin won't find you out!  Your walls are continually before ME, says the LORD!  Some of you blatantly, are coming out of the closet saying "the Lord will forgive."  I will forgive, if you repent and turn away from these abominations!  I shall touch the mountains and they shall shake and smoke.  I shall cast forth lightning and scatter the defilement.  I shall shoot prophetic arrows and pierce the hearts of the wayward ones, and they shall cry, "deliver me out of these great waters and from the hands of strange children whose mouths speak vain words and at their right hand is falsehood, says the LORD!

If I had not left a praying remnant in this nation, your judgment would be that of Sodom and Gomorrah!  I the LORD change not!  You come into your nice fashioned buildings bringing sacrifices of praise and you're sleeping with your Fathers wife!  Don't bring ME vain offerings!  You have thought because of the solemn assembly and your acts and pretenses that you are right with ME.  I AM weary with these things and I will hide MY eyes from you, and I will not hear your prayers until you repent and turn away from your sins, says your God.  Wash, wash, wash and be clean!  Put away the evil of your ways and learn from MY WORD to do well, says your God.

I saw a woman giving birth in a filthy building, other women were with her, and it appeared as if the baby was dead.  Hear what the sovereign Lord says;  In trouble they visit ME, they pour out prayer when MY chastening is upon them.  Like a woman giving birth, crying out in her pain, this is how they have been in MY sight.  They say, "we have been pregnant, and been in pain but we have brought forth wind; we have not brought any deliverance in the earth because of our sins."  Your own sins testify against you!  In transgressing and lying to yourself and to ME, your revolting has multiplied to many.  Don't you understand that you are either ministers of truth or error?  There is a heaven and there is a hell.  There is no in-between and no compromise with MY WORD, says the LORD.  Yes, it appears that truth has failed, and justice stands far away, and I have wondered why there are so few capable intercessors that would stand in the gap for this nation.  Through this cleansing and boiling, I shall create capable intercessors that shall stand!  To the intercessors that have been faithful and have remained, you have fought through the hordes of hell, but you stand!  I made you to stand, even in your weakness and trials, because MY strength is made perfect through your weakness, says your God.  There is an opening and revealing I AM doing, and many are coming out with the filth in MY house!

The ten virgins that took their lamps to meet the bridegroom all had lamps and wicks, but only half of them had oil for their lamps.  While the bridegroom tarried, they ALL slumbered and slept.  At the midnight hour a prophetic call was cried out, WAKE UP He is coming!  The Spirit of the Lord would say to you, the hour glass is nearly spent and I AM sending MY prophets to sound the message of repentance and to wake up MY sleeping bride.  Repentance precedes revival and revival prepares MY Bride for MY COMING!  Keep your lamps filled and your wicks trimmed, for I AM coming soon and once the door is shut it will not be reopened, says the LORD of HOSTS.

I saw a coliseum filled with Lions.  At first they all looked the same and the roar was in unison.  Then one of the Lions began to swallow up all the other lions.  Each time the Lion swallowed another lion, the Lions roar would get louder.  The Lion of Judah shall swallow up all the other lions and their roars shall be heard no more.   HIS ROAR shall be heard and magnified in all the earth.  I shall bring in many nations to bring this message of repentance and revival to this nation.  For the time has come for the land of Liberty to be set free and set on fire says the Lord.  I shall roar and reign as KING, says the LORD!

Matt. 25:1-13

                                                "Who has stood in MY Council?"

August 5, 1999:  During my prayer time with the Lord this morning, I was so grieved for so many people I know personally.  Before I continue this message, I want to make clear some of what I write today is something that I have personally lived and came out of.  I know what I am and to some extent, what I am capable of if it were not for God's Grace and Mercy.  I have been forgiven of many sins, both to GOD and HIS body.  The prayers I prayed this morning were for the saints, leaders and fallen leaders that I know in this nation.  He had me praying for those who have embraced adultery and had no desire to come out of it.  These people are in the established church.  The Lord had me praying for those I know who are openly fornicating and professing to be Christians, thinking they are right with God.  He had me praying for a dear friend I had that was a minister.  She has left her husband and family and is living in open lesbianism, thinking that God will over look her sin.  She stated after leaving her family "that she always had sexual feelings for women."  You can probably imagine how stunned I was to hear this.  I was once closely associated to this lady and her husband and even ministered in their church.  The Lord also had me praying for those who practice idolatry, especially self worship, greed and covetousness.  He had me praying for liars and cheats and those I know who are fleecing the body of Christ.  The Lord also had me praying for ministers I know who are using Jezebel tactics of manipulation and control to gain advantage, and for those that I know personally that are operating in pride and not able to admit wrong doing in anything.  These people are rationalizing everything away and blaming everyone else except for  themselves.  The list could go on and on.

As I was praying, the Lord began to speak to me about the sin of the church in this nation.  It was as if He gave me a small piece of what is happening in a lot of the churches in our nation.  To say the moral decline has hit bottom is an understatement.  As I was pondering on the things God was showing me, I couldn't help but think how closely the so called church looks like the world.  Repentance to a lot of the church means saying "I'm sorry."  Then going right back into the bed of iniquity.  We are on the verge of total collapse as a nation if we don't repent.  That is why judgment must come to the house of God first.  The church looks so much like the world, how can it bring change and difference if no one in the world can see a distinction.  As I was thinking about these things, my daughter came in and told me she had a dream the night before.  I asked her to tell me what it was and immediately I knew it was from the Lord, and I understood the meaning.

(The dream)
My daughter was dressed in military fatigues and was at a military base or camp.  She said she saw the United States being bombed everywhere, but no one knew where the bombs were coming from.  She stated she felt no fear about the attacks but the nation was afraid.  She was carrying a clipboard and organizing the events as she stood in the hanger where smart missiles were being prepared to be sent out and launched.  She stated that the troops that were gathered together were teenagers and that no one else wanted to do the work except the teenagers.  She kept stating that the sound of the bombs had put the nation in a state of fear, but no one could figure out where the bombs were coming from.  She saw herself and others being sent out in airplanes and being flown over areas and parachuted into them to possess the land.  My daughter also saw Bill Clinton pacing the floor scared and he said that he didn't know what to do.

(The interpretation)
This entire dream has to do with the judgment that is coming to the church and the nation.  The bombs that no one could figure out where they came from, were from the Lord.  For His judgments are mercy and are right and concise.  Smart missiles are concise, for they hit the target.  For it is time that judgment begins with the house of God.  The teenagers had no fear about the bombs, because they knew God was in control and that He is going after HIS wayward church.  The teenagers represent the type of ministers that God shall use in this hour.  Those who are childlike and humble not childish.  Many children shall be used by God as ministers of HIS GOSPEL.  Many childlike ministers shall be valiant warriors for HIS GLORY.  The nation was afraid of the attacks, because bombshells were dropped that were bringing again to this nation, the fear of the Lord!  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  The military fatigues speak of the militant Spirit that will prevail in those who are HIS Warriors.  The clipboard speaks of the organizing of events that the Lord is setting in motion.  The cries of them that have reaped have entered the ears of the Lord of Hosts.  The Lord knows what type of smart missile to send to destroy our idols and to get our attention.  The camp or base that was organized, was set together in unity to get the missiles ready, and the no fear of the bombings, speaks of the Word going forth in power through His fearless militant ones as they possess the land.  The goal of the bombings is a purged and clean church that is ready for HIS return.  ONE CHURCH UNDER GOD, ONE NATION UNDER GOD AND INDIVISIBLE.  Bill Clinton pacing the floor in fear represents how high this judgment will go, for the Lord is pursuing Bill Clinton in His love and mercy.  Every house will be judged even the white house.  All of God's judgments are mercy to get the nation to repent and to reestablish the fear of the Lord.

Romans 9:28-29 KJV  For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness:  because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.  And as Isaiah said before, except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom and been made like unto Gomorah.

I saw a gavel like a judge uses to start court proceedings, then I heard Him speak to my heart.  My people be not deceived any longer!  What you sow you shall reap!  Many have deceived themselves.  Many hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans and have spread their poison into My church.  I hate this doctrine says the Lord!  This teaching spreads the lies that lead people to believe they can be right with ME and live a life of shameless self-indulgence.  Balaam lived such a life ,and he is a warning to you in MY WORD.  He led MY people into immorality and sin.  Do not follow his teachings!  I the Lord have purchased your freedom from sin by MY own death, burial and resurrection.  How can you continue to grieve MY SPIRIT by using your liberty as an occasion for the flesh to serve your own lusts and pleasures?  Such compromise to the world will exclude you from MY PRESENCE.  Don't you know that fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness should not even be named among you?  No whoremonger, nor unclean person, or covetous person who is an idolater will have any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  Let no man deceive you!  Because of these things the wrath of God comes to the children of disobedience!  The doctrine of the Nicolaitans would have you conformed to the world, instead of you bringing change to the world!  Your refusal to repent and turn away from your sins has caused your heart and mind to be seared with a hot iron and to be hardened!  You rationalize and twist and turn MY WORD to fit your own desires!  MY WORD is of no private interpretation and I esteem MY WORD high above everything.  MY GRACE does not give you the right to go sin and continue therein!  All of MY WORD is given by MY inspiration and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in how to live a righteous life style.  I have commanded MY militant one's to preach the WORD, to reprove, rebuke and exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine, for the time is here when people will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts they look for teachers who will say what they want, and their ears are itching to hear fables instead of hearing about the love of the truth!

If you love ME you will obey MY commands!  If you love ME, MY WORD will be your final authority.  Some of you are trusting your feelings, or what things look like.  You go to church jump and shout and feel a presence that feels like MY presence and think you are all right.  You have a dream or someone prophecies or gives you a vision or you have a vision, you think you are in good standing with me as you continue in your sin and delusions.  I don't care how spiritual you feel or how real it appears, if you are in sin and refuse to turn away from it, you will be led into strong delusion!  The devil will accommodate your actions!  The bottom line is, do not trust your feelings or what you hear or see.  Trust MY WORD as your final authority.  Judge everything by MY WORD.  What does MY WORD have to say about sin.  I send chastisement or judgment to you for your good to deliver you!  If I didn't judge you I would not be a righteous Father.  MY Love was proven by giving up MY SON for you.  I will continue to pursue you because of MY great love.

Romans 2:18 KJV For the Wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

Jer.23:22 & 29 KJV But if they had stood in MY counsel, and had caused MY people to hear MY WORDS, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Is not MY WORD like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Jer. 23:9-29
Romans 1:18
Romans 6:1-2
Rev.2:14-17 & 22:9-15
Col. 3:5-10
2 Tim.3:16 & 4:2-4
James 5:1-10
Romans 9:29
Eph. 5:1-11

                                                        "The Love of the Truth"

August 2, 1999:  Matt.24:9-14 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you:  and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake.  And then shall many betray one another, and shall hate one another.  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

I AM raising up a breed of prophet who will not fear man but will say the truth, because they have a love of the truth says your God.  These prophets who have been well seasoned will say the truth even if it means they must live in caves, holes, jails, or be banished to the isle of Patmos.  These prophets although they come with words that provoke to reaction to action, come with the motivation of love.  For I so loved the world I gave My only begotten son, I sent My Son to destroy the works of darkness and to provide atonement for all who believe and receive.  John the Baptist was sent with the message of repentance.  I AM sending a Word through My prophets to My house, then to the gentiles, for judgment must first come to My house.  These prophets have been tried and investigated and proven by My own hand, and now they shall be sent to serve Me, by confronting the evil that has crept into My house.  The hour of uncovering the weight of wickedness has come.

For many hearts and ears are calloused.  The eyes have closed and many cannot understand with their heart that they should be delivered.  Many are content to embrace lawlessness.  Leaders are embracing lawlessness and breeding this into the congregations.  For whatever the leader embraces so does the flock.  Do not prostitute My daughter says the Lord!  You look with the eye and everything is so spiritual.  So many signs and wonders, yet you continue in lawlessness.  I send message's of repentance yet you continue in your sin.  Some things I once winked at I will no more.  Any amount of lawlessness you hold to will be revealed when My judgment falls.  What will you do when your provoked?  Will you examine your heart or stone the messenger.  I will not be mocked, and whatever is hidden shall be revealed in the congregation, if you don't repent.  It is for My great love of My church that I prepare her for My coming.  My messengers, although they bring a provoking word, are messengers of My love and grace.  For judgment is mercy.  If I cared not for My people, I would let her continue into destruction.  If you are drawn to the things that I AM judging, you must repent now!

2 Thes.2:7-12  For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work:  only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

My people, look beyond what you see, feel and hear.  Trust your relationship with Me, if I check your Spirit trust what I say to you.  I don't care how powerful it feels.  Yes, you are to avoid those who deny the power thereof, but there is a counterfeit power that will appear as righteous.  Trust Me on the inside, says the Lord.  Things shall appear that are not as they really are.  Be not afraid of them or their words, the Lord your God which goes before you, shall keep you safe.  You must learn to recognize the self exalting spirit and reject those who come with it.  The minister of lawlessness only exposes evil if it will exalt himself and not the Lord.  This type of minister will do evasive maneuvers when confronted about sin in his or her life.  Very slippery and slimy maneuvers to avoid being confronted.  They have lived with the sin so long that the deceitfulness of sin remains and they continue therein.  Thinking somehow they are above the Word of God.   These same ministers will say it is fine to confront the congregation, it keeps the focus off the leader.  Corporate judgment is coming church!  It shall fall without a word.  A man or woman of God shall be sent in, and immediately judgment will fall.  Will you repent and turn away from the lawlessness?  We can have a true love of the truth, or use it for evil purposes such as manipulating others.  To whom much is given much is required.  The higher the influence the harder the fall.   Lord did we not prophesy in thy name and cast out devils and do wondrous works in your name?  You know the answer?  Depart from me ye workers of iniquity.  I see the fruit, I see the iniquity, lawlessness and how you really live your lives.  I council you to measure your lives by My standard.  Look into the law of liberty that will set you free.  For My desire is that MY SON be formed in thee.  You trust others lives to measure your life.  You refuse to fellowship with Me!   How can you hear from Me if you are trusting others and not walking in fellowship with Me?  How can two walk together unless they are in agreement?  I will not fellowship with lawlessness!  Many are unequally yoked in business dealings, many are unequally yoked in ministry dealings and have made alliances with lawlessness.  Have I not said, know those who labor among you?  Knowing the life style, watching the faults and failures and how they respond.  Though a righteous man fall seven times a day, I will pick him up!  Repentance and turning away from the sin is the difference.  If a person continues in the sin even though they repent, they have not repented but have embraced the lawlessness.  The coming of the lawless one comes with all kinds of signs and wonders with strong delusions!  Be not deceived My beloved.

2 Cor.11:14-15  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the minister of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

The prophets I send will prophesy what I said and not what will appeal to the flesh of mankind.  These prophets will fear no man, for they have been prepared on the backside of the desert and in caves.  A people who ran from Saul yet did not touch him.  A people who have learned who to walk with.  The fear of man is banished, and they will fear no one.  They are coming church, are you ready?   You want to see My Glory, you want to see My revival.  Judgment brings revival!   Hearts are laid bear and repentance brings restoration that I may dwell with My people and fellowship with them again.  When judgment falls on this nation as mercy, you shall see a revival and a in gathering of souls like this nation has never known.  I must judge the idols, and if your hands are touching them I must judge you.

There are ministers who are self exalting, who seek fame, fortune and their name in lights.  They provide you with entertainment.  Look beyond the feelings!  Are they partakers of MY holiness?  The ministry they provide is to gratify their self worth, self recognition and self worship.  They use the love of the truth to manipulate My people so they can prove they are successful.  In their heart they have a gnawing need to be self worshipped.  They in self power will prove they are successful, not understanding they are inviting evil spirits to come into the ministry to accomplish the lawlessness.  For their love of the truth is for manipulations and control.  These type of ministers have a need to be needed.  The people who surround this type of minister will fulfill the needs of the minister, and they really will never learn to stand on their own with Me, says the Lord.  This is idolatry.  Cycles of people come and go, but there will be no spiritual growth, only yes men.  Whatever the minister says is gospel.  Anytime someone threatens to break that cycle, "like mature people being sent in to bring change or a prophet confronting the lawlessness" the new people are cut off and ostracized, and there is a long list of hurt people that have been cast away.  Of course, all of this is explained to people who question what happened, that the devil did it and the new people couldn't stand the heat.  All of this is lawlessness says your God.  There are many ministries like these, and My judgment will fall corporately if they don't repent.  These ministers use the word and the anointing for profit and to receive self gratification.  They use the word and prophecies to manipulate and control the lives of others.  They are very charismatic and they attract people.  Avoid such people says your God!

John the Baptist wasn't appealing to the flesh, his message was serious and he stirred even the religious leaders curiosity.  He warned them with a serious message, "who warned you to flee the wrath to come?
First bring forth fruits of repentance!"  He even called them vipers to their faces.  He lived out the rest of his life in a prison before becoming a table decoration.  I AM sending My prophets, and though many will be rejected and cast out, as Elijah ate for many days in the house of a widow, I shall take care of My prophets.  Success in God could mean hiding in a cave for life or being banished to the Patmos for life where no one sees you. Those who receive My prophets will receive a great reward and be graced with many blessings.  My eagles shall be sent to dead places or places that are dying.  What will you do?  For if you reject them, you reject Me says your God.  I AM coming soon, have your lamps filled and your wicks trimmed says your God.  You won't get away with the things you once got away with, and it shall bring swift judgment and chastisement, especially those who are leaders in MY KINGDOM, says your God.

                                                                  "Shrine of Democracy"

July 20, 1999:   I called Jonah to go to that great city and cry against it, yet he tried to flee from My presence.  He learned that fleeing from My presence wasn't the answer.  Yet in the end he preferred that a simple plant, a gourd, would live more than the people of that great city.  As he sat under the shade of that gourd watching what would become of that great city, the gourd gave Jonah relief from the sun.  I smote that gourd so it withered and did bring a hot dry wind and the heat beat upon Jonah's head so much that the prophet wished he would die.  Jonah was angry because the gourd withered and yet, he had more pity on a plant than a whole city.  Hear the Word of the Lord My prophets;

If My people which are called by My name would humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, then I would hear from heaven and forgive them and heal their land.  I sought for one to stand in the gap, and found none.  I found scorn, I found cursing, I found a people who want to see judgment fall more on a nation than to see the nation repent and turn from her wicked ways.  Where are
the intercessors who stand in the gaps of this great nation?  Do you scoff at My Graciousness?  My Mercies are new every morning, Great is My Faithfulness, says the Lord!

So many cry to Me in this nation, "Lord, if only ten righteous ones are here, spare, spare."  I send My prophets to pronounce what shall be, but the stance of My prophets should be intercession.  Moses fell on His face for the Israelites and through Moses' intercessions I spared the people.  My prophets are not enforcers of My Words, but deliverers of My Words.  My judgments are mercy, says your God.  My prophetic announcements come so there can be change, so their can be repentance, so judgment can be mercy rather than judgment fall.

So many as Jonah, stand and wait to see what will become of the city, angry that what they prophesied did not happen.  Separate yourself from the announcement, says your God.   You are not the enforcer, you are the intercessor.  Jonah knew I was a gracious and a merciful God, slow to anger and of great kindness and I change My mind when I see true repentance.  Jonah wanted the words he spoke to happen, so that man would see him as some great one.  Not only did Jonah need to become fish food for awhile,  he needed to learn the lesson of humility and intercession.  That prophets motive was that of a messenger of doom and gloom.   My Prophets are foremost, intercessors, before announcers.  For I certainly do nothing until I reveal it to My servants the prophets.

I saw the state of Illinois, then I saw Chicago.  I then saw in the Spirit an insecticide sprayer, spraying over the entire state of Illinois and especially Chicago.  This was being done by angels spraying against the plagues and pestilences that have come to that state.  The angels spraying is a direct result of the intercessions being done in that state.  The prayers of the saints are being heard in heaven as they rise before God as incense, and I AM sending relief and refreshing to that state, says the Lord.

I saw the state of South Dakota.  I saw the Bad lands and the Black Hills of that state, then the Lord spoke to me Mount Rushmore.  Close to Keystone, South Dakota chiseled into a granite mountain are the faces that symbolized the trials of our nation during the first 150 years.

Gutzon Borglum,  born in 1867 was a son of a Danish physician and rancher.  Gutzon was born near Bear Lake, Idaho.  Borglum was a man of tremendous vitality and decided opinions which led him into frequent controversies.  He also was known as a fiery and stubborn artist who lived for visions, not setbacks.

By selecting four great presidential figures for the carving, he sought to create an eternal reminder of the birth, growth, preservation, and development of a nation dedicated to democracy and the pursuit of individual liberty.  Borglum chose Washington because he represents American Independence, Jefferson because of his commitment to opening the American West and the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal.  Abraham Lincoln was selected for his accomplishment of holding the nation together during the Civil War and the freedom from slavery.  Theodore Roosevelt was chosen because he was a hero of the artist Gutzon Borglum.

A quote by Gutzon Borglum; "A monuments dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated.  Let us place there, carved high as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were.  Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone wear them away."

Gutzon Borglum's vision for Mount Rushmore was no less than the formal rendering of the philosophy of our government into granite on a mountain peak.  Although Gutzon started the work in 1927 at the age of 60, he halted as the United States entered into world war two.  Returning to the work Gutzon finished carving the heads and died in 1941.  His son Lincoln Borglum finished the last areas his father left.

Gutzon Borglum's vision was to create a "Shrine of Democracy."

See R.J. Casey and Mary Borglum, Give the Man Room:  the Story of Gutzon Borglum (1952) Willaclene Price, Gutzon Borglum, Artist and Patriot (1961) ; A.M. Davies, Solon H. Borglum (1974)

How much more should we remember and study the foundations of our faith as well as our nation and to intercede for our nation, that she will stand and not fall, that revival may come to this great nation to bring her back to her God.

                                                It's not over till God say's it's over"

July 18, 1999: Amp. Ps: I have seen that everything (human) has its limits and end (no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent); but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits (into eternity).

Many of you feel like you can't hold on anymore, it feels like your in a hole and you can't get out.  Your mind has been pressed to the limit, your body has been shaken to the very core.  You feel like your life  is over.  But the Lord would say to you, that it is not over until He says it's over!  Man can take our bodies, they can beat our bodies, but they can't have our soul.  Satan can use every tactic in his book to destroy and kill you and your vision, but I can tell you, just like Lazarus, The Lord can make something dead come alive!  Every person no matter how holy they seem, understands completely.  Every person has turned aside at times, even using their tongues to deceive and release venom of the asp when they speak.  Mouths of cursing and bitterness, quick to speak as to shed blood of their own brother.  What becomes of our pride and boasting? We all share the same humanity, and the Lord allows the pressings and the shakings to teach us one thing; To trust and depend on Him, for it is not by our might or power but by His Spirit.  The teachings of experience last a life time, bringing hope to the captives.  All of us have limitations in our bodies, but the Word of the Lord has no limitations.

Seems like everywhere there is trouble and you can't find your way.  Seems like the very atmosphere is pressing against your skin, pressing in to destroy and suffocate the very life flow.   Friends you thought you had, have gone away.  What are the wounds on your body?  The ones which you were wounded in the house of your friends?  The Iniquity abounds and the love of many is waxing cold.  I saw vultures waiting to pick the flesh off the saints that were wounded, some try to pick the flesh while the saint is alive, and the saint would muster up enough strength to bat at the vulture to make it leave. The Lord is with the wounded and downtroddened.  He will lift up the weary soul and give grace to the humble.
Put no trust in man, for all men will hurt you.  Put your trust in God and follow His voice and not the voice of a man.  The veil was rent in two so you all can come boldly to that throne of Grace to find help in time of need.

I will bring My ministers of fire through the fire, and will refine them as gold is tested.  They will call on My name, and I will hear and answer them.  They will reproduce after their kind as a new beginning of life starts, many shall light fires, says your God.  I saw many lamps with brand new wicks that had never been used.  Ministers of fire will cover the earth and ignite the wicks with fire.

I saw a boxing ring with a strongman dressed in black boxing attire, and a saint in the opposite corner dressed in the color of red.  The strongman has been sent to knock your block off!  It's not over till God says its over!  All of the blows of the flesh you have taken have weakened you, to where you feel you cannot go on, but the Lord is with you in your weakness.  Call upon His name and depend on Him, stand up and pronounce and decree the blood of Calvary!  Destroy the works of the devil!  Saints pray for your
wounded brothers in a right additude, and take heed lest you fall too.  I saw a red hot telephone and the Lord said "Call Him up!".

I saw a life preserver.  Each of us have our own life preserver, our Lord Jesus Christ.  He shall preserve our going out and coming in now and forever more.  Hold on!  For the orders that are backed by My authority shall not be stopped; angels are at work on your behalf pressing through the darkness, you shall be renewed and revived and sent with the cloud by day and the fire by night.

                                         "Share Croppers"

July 7, 1999:  I saw a vineyard as far as the eye could see, with only one small house near the vineyard.  I saw a cotton field as far as the eye could see with one small house near the field.  I saw a cornfield as far as the eye could see and only one small house near the field.  Then it was as if I was in a crop duster flying above the fields.  The fields were so large that the people in the house's could not manage the crops because of the sheer volume of the production of the fields.

Then the Lord spoke to me, "Share croppers."  Because of the volume of the harvest the Lord is raising up and releasing those whose mission is to share in the crop of the Lord Jesus.  These share croppers are tenant farmers or ministers that will minister in a portion of the Lords field.  A manageable portion, according to the tenant farmers strength.  Since the fields of harvest are the Lords, He is assigning portions and placements to those whose hearts have been prepared for His harvest.  I saw from the air many little houses going up in the fields.  These little houses could manage so many acres and then another house would be seen from the air.  There were some big houses, that handled more acreage and had more equipment, but there seemed to be so many little houses popping up everywhere to take care of a portion of the fields.  The one thing I did notice is that the harvest was so large, it seemed to cover the earth, and so many more houses were needed to share in the harvest and care for the crops.  As the share croppers cared for the fields, the needs of the house were met, for they shared in the vine, the grain and the clothing that came from the cotton.   For God shall supply all thy needs as you care for His fields.  Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.

High above in the crop duster, houses were appearing everywhere.  The Master of the fields was lending out portions of His field to those who were prepared to share in His crop.  Every so often the crop duster would fly over a particular field and release chemicals to kill bugs and parasites.  Then the crop duster would go to another field and continue in the same manner.  The vastness of the fields seemed to go on forever, and I said "Lord, there is so much to do and not enough help."  Then as I looked I beheld more and more small houses in the fields and I saw more crop dusters.  The Lord was releasing more and more share croppers to care for His fields, and more crop dusters too.

I saw watch towers and scarecrows.  The scarecrows were placed in different parts of the fields to scare away birds that would come to devour the fruits of the labor.  On the watch towers the watchmen could see the part of the field that they were accountable for and make sure it was safe and secure.  I saw eagles dogging the steps of some of the field workers and trying to pursue them, instead of soaring, and capturing prey, they were attacking the tenants of the fields, or they were attacking one another in the air.

There was enough space and fields for everyone, yet some fought over boundaries.  All of the little houses had become to the workers a hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.  There was a very little house with few folks in it and a great tenant owner came against them and even tormented them and tried to destroy the house with fire.  In this little house was found a poor wise man with a few wise tenants and he by his wisdom delivered the house from harm through His relationship with the owner of the fields.  Yet no one really knew this poor man, but the owner of the fields did, and He said this man's wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised by many, many shall be made righteous by this wisdom.  For thus says the Lord, I AM raising up many houses.  Many small insignificant houses in man's eyes that will be for harvesting and preparing MY people for service.

There was a famous tenant that many people followed because of his words, and his crop failed and a great fire burnt the house and the house collapsed.  The people who had worked that field had to go look for food after the fall of this house.  Many found other smaller houses or went to the owner of the fields and received permission to start their own houses.  Many people shall seek out places of refuge in your fields says the Lord.  Be encouraged, though thou art small in mans eyes, do not despise the days of small things, says the Lord.

                                      "Off With Her Head"
July 2, 1999:  "Off with her head!" exclaimed the queen of hearts! Alice beat her at her own game!  The queen was jealous and competitive, filled with hatred and envy.  "Off with John the Baptist's head, and serve it to me on a platter," Herodias daughter exclaimed!   Although instructed by her mother, the spirit of Jezebel was alive and well.   The spirit of Ahab was at work in Herod as he was mesmerized by the the seduction of the dance of death by the daughter of his lover.  Jezebel is at it again.  Shut the mouth of the prophet!  All because John had been sent as prophet to the nation of Israel with a message of repentance.  John confronted Herod's sin!  He was living with his brothers wife.  John said it is not lawful for you to have her.  As Herod, helplessly caught in a tangled web, commanded, off with his head!  The plot thickens!  Shut up God we don't want to hear you, say the leaders of the nation of Israel.  Don't they realize every voice they silence multiplies? .  They hear of another.   Jesus was down at the water and was baptized by  John.  How do we stop this?  This is the seed that will make the herald sound aloud!  This is the one whose Spirit came as a dove.  This is the first born among many brethren!  This is the one who we feared!  For it is His Spirit that shall be poured out upon all flesh.  For His mission is to destroy our works!  This is the last Adam!  What do we do!

I want to encourage my faithful ones!  The devil is at his last stand.  Such precious vessels you are to me, to carry the message of the cross and to confront the sin that defiles many.  You have gone through hell on earth.  All of hells forces have tried to cut you off, but you stand!!!  Yes, you are frail and earthy,
but that just shows more of my Glory!  The exceeding greatness of My power, through you, is showing greatly as you are suffering the afflictions and tribulations of darkness.  For when you are weak, I AM STRONG, says the LORD!  You feel hedged in on every side, you feel alone.  Your body feels crushed and you suffer and wonder, how do I get out of this.  The blows of the fight makes you tough, but the blows make you to tough to chew!  The heat makes you crispy, but your not critters!  You feel pursued and hard driven, but not destroyed.   Some have been struck to the ground, but not struck out.  All of these things you suffer my chosen ones, carry the sentence of death as I did, that MY life would be seen in you, through your broken vessels filled with light.   Death is at work in you, so that life may come to others.  And they overcame them by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony.  I AM giving you experience and experience brings hope to others, for you minister your testimony not by theory, but by fact!  Witness is fact, backed up by My anointing.  Testify of Me in you!  Don't you realize that the momentary affliction is producing a vast measure of Glory!  Rise and Shine my beloved afflicted ones, for My light shines on you, and soon you shall see that Glory!  The fruits of your sufferings are recorded eternally and do not go unnoticed.  I never allow more than you can bear.  Only the exact amount.  You are loved!

I exhort you My beloved! Herald and preach the Word!  Regardless of your circumstances, even in your weakness I can speak volumes.  Preach, write, teach, pray, etc. do what I have called you to do.  I will give you the grace to continue.  You are to preach what sin is and allow My Spirit to convict.  You are to warn them and rebuke them, for the time is at hand when people will not listen to the truth but they will want to hear what they want to hear.  They will persecute you and forsake you for your message, but I have not forsaken you says the Lord.  They may all leave you, but I will not leave you or forsake you.

I speak to MY servants the prophets, this testifies to the finishing work I am doing in your lives.  Well refined and chiseled for MY purposes.  You have come through and now prepare to enter into the fire,  for My ministers shall be flames of fire, says the Lord!  The winds are blowing and the angels are arranging.

Be prepared for major changes.  Fire is coming to the church, and many are not ready.  Pray for those who are not ready.   For what the Prophet speaks shall happen, for the Prophet shall confront sin and hearts will be laid bear.  It will be revival or revolt.  Many fellowships shall divide and  many shall follow the Holy Spirit to the river of life.

Matt.10:34 AMP  Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Peace only comes through our relationship with Jesus Christ and our brothers and sisters.  It is our spiritual brothers and sisters that are our true family.  Our family are the one's who hear and do the will of our Father in Heaven.

                                        "Does God Spare the Rod?"
June 30, 1999:  Those who are mature know Him as the Lion and the Lamb.  As a good shepherd, Jesus also is our staff and our rod.  That staff is to grab our necks when we stray and it guides us along the way.  That rod is used for discipline.  A shepherd uses the rod for support and a weapon against the wild beast.  The rod is also a symbol of divine guidance and care.  The rod also is a symbol of authority and rule.  The rod is a symbol of Gods chastisement.   Moses also lifted up that rod when the Red sea parted and the waters parted and they walked on dry ground.

God is establishing authorities who shall carry that rod and staff, that authority to tend to the needs and defend the flock.  When God spares the rod, He spoils the child.  God is reestablishing the rule of government that was set from the beginning.  Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelists.  That is the foundation upon Christ in which we the church are built.  Within the fellowships there are governments set up as well.  The authority of these 5 fold ministers are within the realm of the boundaries that are set up and they operate only within the measurement of their labors.

2 Cor. 10:13-18  But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.  For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you:  for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:  Not boasting of things without out measure that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.  For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Jeremiah saw the rod of an almond tree which symbolized the authority God was going to give him to back up His Word.  Jeremiah said " Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak:  for I am a child.  But the Lord said to me say not, I am a child:  for I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak."  Many of the new leaders emerging shall be younger in age but not in Spirit.  Many of the new leaders carry an authority that is unprecedented, and they are bolder than a lion.  They will tell it like it is and won't fear man, because they have been with God in the wilderness and learned it is better to obey God than princes.  God will prove authorities by His hand.

There are those that are being set up as sent one's to govern certain regions.  God is the commander and He issues the orders.  Apostles are being set in place and they don't have to publicize the fact.  The Lord will draw the people connected to the various visions by His Spirit.  Prophets are being sent into places and regions with a message of repentance.  Before that great and fearful day John the Baptist will be sent to preach repentance, to restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers.   Prophets are being sent today like John the Baptist and the messages are not received because the message they carry alot of times, are to hard to hear.  Look what happened to John after he confronted Herod because of Herodias. (He was living with his brothers wife) God is trying to confront sin and discipline the leaders and the flock and the message is being rejected cause they want to hear flowery words of mans wisdom, not a true word from the Lord.  There must be a balance, the Lord is both Lion and Lamb.  Jesus paid it all, all to Him we owe.  He is our loving Father, and what loving Father would not warn his children of coming chastisement or judgment.  What about the pastor that is sleeping with members in his congregation?  Do you think God is going to speak with flowery words to him?  He has desecrated his office and contaminated the entire assembly.  Why?  Because whatever is on the leadership will get on the followers.  Pray that the followers will be followers of Jesus and their focus will be on Jesus.   Matt. 3:7-8 John also confronted the the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, You brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee and escape the wrath and indignation of God against disobedience that is coming?  Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance (let  your lives prove your change of heart).  Acts 21:11-14 The Prophet Agabus took Paul's belt and with it bound his own feet and hands and said , the Jews shall bind the one who owns this belt and will deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.  Paul knew he had a word to give that city even though he knew what was coming in the area of suffering.  The believers pleaded with him not to go, but a prophet and apostle has to do what they have to do.  When your under orders from God and the orders don't go away, they burn in your heart you have to go.  It is for the peoples sake that the messages are given.  God does nothing without first showing it to His servants the prophets.

When we find our true leaders, we are to follow their lifestyle as they follow Christ as it lines up with Gods Word.  Under no circumstances do we follow leaders if they don't follow Christ.  Blind submission is cultic.  We know them by their fruits.

When we continue to touch or hurt our brother or sister in our natural lives, our father judges between us and spanks us if necessary depending on our age.  He must resort to other ways of discipline as the child matures.  This too is the way of our heavenly Father.  No matter how old we get we will always be His children.  He will chastise us or judge us so we may be partakers of His Holiness.  Heb.12:5-13

Have the prophets been sent with a message?  Jesus is coming back soon and prophecies of warning with correction are being rejected as counterfeit.  Jesus is the Lion and the Lamb!  Many only want to hear what tickles their ears and strokes their sinful backs, but I tell you that God is a God of correction, and He will not tolerate sin in our lives.  Although we live in a sin filled world, we have the blood of Jesus available to us 24 hours a day 7 days a week to apply to our lives.   We all sin, but do we continue in our sin, or confess our sins.   Do we confess our sins then jump back into the bed with Jezebel.  My friends that is not repentance, it is sin and bondage.  You say you can't help yourself, then find someone you trust in Christ to minister deliverance to you.  If your sin has hold of you and you cannot break free you need help.   Some say  prophecies are to harsh and discouraging.  Yes there are many that are not Spirit led.  But God has spoken and an army of Prophets are going to shout from the roof tops what sin is, and they will tell you hell is hot and you can't get out!   What should our tone be to these people of unconfessed sin?  Not flowery words I tell you.  The seriousness of the hour tells us how quickly the Lord will return.  Some people won't receive the word even if it is in a nice sweet manner.  There is a spirit at work to keep them bound as we come in to upset it's control!  Just showing up will bring persecution.  Of course through man they will throw rocks at us and say all manner of evil against us.   Why?  Because those spirits want to shut up the mouth of the prophet.  Don't reveal the devices of the enemy, let them stay hidden, that's what they want.  Our motivation in this should always be out of obedience to God in delivering a word and out of our love for our wayward brother or sister.  Never in a half cocked, self righteous spirit.  We must ask ourselves before delivery of each word;  Am I in obedience to God, do I love this person, or am I self motivated because I have a chip on my shoulder.  Elders must be dealt with by other leaders, and in private, if at all possible.  In my experience, the leader will surround themselves with yes men, to always have people in their presence.  They will hesitate to talk in private, and if they do, they will have witnesses then accuse you of being the trouble maker.  Then they will politely tell you to leave.  That's fine, as long as you delivered the word. In humility possess your souls, don't argue just leave. The word is God's responsibility, it went forth and will not return void.

It is a beautiful thing to have a good leader and have good pasture.  It is a safe feeling, because you know they care for you and are watching over you.  I exhort you!  According to Hebrews 13:7&17  Amp.

Remember your leaders and superiors in authority (for it was they) who brought to you the Word of God.   Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well spent lives) and imitate their faith (their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness.)

Obey your spiritual leaders and submit to them (continually recognizing their authority over you), for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render an account (of their trust).  (Do your part to) let them do this with gladness and not with sighing and groaning, for that would not be profitable to you (either).


                                            "Who owns the puzzle"

June 25, 1999:  There are so many pieces to a puzzle, but the one who owns the puzzle sees the box and the whole picture on the top.  If you open the box, all you see is a jumbled up bunch of colors and odd shaped pieces all mixed together.  That is how we are, but God sees the whole picture.  We all have our disagreements but we have one thing in common we are all from the same box.  We may not fit directly together, our colors and shapes may prevent a true fit, but the Lord is the one who is piecing us together in His timing, and while He is doing this, we may begin to see some of the pieces connecting to us coming into link.  It is exciting to me to see the formation of a bigger picture than myself, for I know my lack and my need to be fulfilled with the complete work of Christ in my life, and with the pieces He is connecting together sovereignty.  What is so awesome is watching Him do it, and waiting for the next phase to begin.

The Lord revealed to me to pray.   He impressed upon me that some saints have taken it for granted that others would accept them as their leaders.  Moses came to help the Israelites, but the timing was not right.  His heart was prepared in the degrees and wisdom of Egyptians.  He was cultured and was mighty in speech and deeds.  Surely this man is ready to lead his poor ignorant Hebrew people out of bondage.  Can't you see!  I am the one who will lead you to victory!  Like Moses, the people will not recognize the authority until Gods timing is right and He opens their eyes.  I can just imagine what Moses said, "Can't you see, I have come to help you.  I am educated and have power with Egypt!  Can't you see?  I am the one!  And the people say, "Your the one to do what?"

Although a noble cause, there was to come a deeper work in Moses' life.  He saw the quarreling and fighting among his brethren.  Moses wanted to be the fixer, the peacemaker, he wanted to be the leader and bring unity among his brethren.  The peoples response was "who appointed you as an umpire and judge over us?"  Moses was self motivated, selfishly ambitious and gave unsolicited advice to a people who had not been prepared by God to receive it.  Moses got into big trouble for trying to be Gods helper prematurely, and it ended up in murder.  Moses ran for his life, little did he know his education was just beginning.  A deeper work of character issues and death to self was in that wilderness experience.  How we act and how we care will be proven in the wilderness.  What are the true heart motives?  Only the wilderness can bring these things out.  God is chiseling out leaders through trials and suffering.  He is preparing them in the wild education of humility.  How much of Moses's education  and eloquence of Egypt was used when Moses was finally ready?  God gets ALL the GLORY!

Some saints are trying to do Gods job and force some pieces of the puzzle into the wrong places, or they are usurping a place of authority that belongs to God alone.  How dare "we" put our hand on Gods puzzle piece and dare to try to place it?  This attitude is arrogant and proud.  These things are what God is at work through our chiseling processes to remove in our lives.  He is the Master builder, not us.  Help us Lord to yield to these processes.

When it came down to it, after the wilderness experience Moses had, he really didn't want the job.  The word describes Moses as the meekest man who ever walked the earth.  He sure didn't start off that way.  Those who hold true authority do not seek it and if it would be made known, would rather someone else have the job. That's one indicator your almost ready to lead, when you don't want to lead anymore.  You found out a lot of lessons and the cost involved in true leadership.

False authority gets people to follow through manipulation, eloquence, control and charismatic flair.  How many degrees does Jesus require you to get in Egypt?  Man's best is never God's best.  (Refer to the warning link on index page  Man wants admiration.  Man wants you to look at me, I am so spiritual.  Look at the words God gives me!  I am so special!  Pseudo authority is hard to maintain, because you have to keep performing!  People are looking for true authority in their leaders and God is well able to connect the pieces together without any of our help.  They are Gods sheep and His yoke is easy and burden is light.

If anyone desires to be your leader, they must first be your servant.  Whoever desires to be first, shall be last and servant of all.  People are ruled over by governments holding them by absolute power and they exercise dominion over them.  But it isn't that way in Gods kingdom!  Whoever desires to be great, must be your servant.  Those who think they are most important and first in rank and order must be slaves!

Moses thought his education with Egypt made him superior as a leader and he assumed a place of authority.  God then took him through His school in the desert, and he had to unlearn some things.  Paul did too.  People will be drawn to true authority by the Lord and many times these authorities will seek out refuge to hide, and rightly so, so that the people will keep their eyes on Jesus and not on man.  They are not being allusive, but are quick to be sure that man cannot idolize them.  These type of authorities will not have to try to exercise authority in their own power, the Lord through them does it, as they remain humble before Him.  Throughout history, man has always wanted to be ruled by a king.  God wants to be king and your focus to remain on Him.  Return unto the Rock from whence you were hewn.

There are many types of Absoloms seeking positions and seeking to win men's favor, loyalties and admiration.  Absolom was full of himself, instead of empty of self.  Pride comes before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction.  Our loyalty is to the Lord and our obedience belongs to Him.  When we return to pure devotion to Him, He places us where He wants us to be.  When we put God first, then we have proper fellowship with one another.  When our relationship with God is right then we can have right relationships with others.

1 Cor.4:1-21 Amp.
Romans 12:3

                                   "Publicize to the Palace"
June 24, 1999:  The Lord spoke to me today, "Publicize to the Palace."  While in prayer as I closed my eyes I could see elaborate buildings made of the finest earthly materials found and the expanse of the foyers could be buildings within themselves.  The support pillars were spaced every so many yards from each other.  The beauty of these buildings reflected royalty and kingdoms.  The next thing I saw was a huge room filled with people all praising with uplifted arms.  What was so alarming was, on all the stages the Lord revealed these thrones were being erected for men.  In some of these elaborate buildings the thrones were being built with scaffolding surrounding as the throne was being built.  I was shocked to see the people were erecting these thrones to men.  Somehow the peoples focus became so solidified on man that they were completely deceived.

According to the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible Volume Four; There are several Hebrew and Greek meanings of the word palace.  Some are: citadel, high place, fortress, and temple.  Let me clarify at this point that I am not saying that all big churches are what I am describing here.  There is a warning for His people to heed and watch for in the coming months, as the night draws nearer, the light must become brighter.

I saw much commotion going on in these Palaces.  I saw weddings and rings.  On closer observation, although the rings looked beautiful as I picked up one to look at it, I noticed it was like a ring you get out of a bubble gum machine.  You could not tell the difference without closely examining the rings.  Both rings were made to fit all and were adjustable.  No one seemed to notice that they were counterfeit as their focus was on the one on the throne and the festivities.  No one else could discern the counterfeit because of the bewitching spirit that was at work to control the throne and was in a sense making alliances with those who dedicated their service to them.  All of this was done in a way that was so slippery  that no one could nail down the spirit at work.  The Spiritual warriors were under such opposition that they could not contend for the faith of the saints because of the attacks against them from other people in the palaces that were harassing them and labeling them as trouble makers.   Jezebel is weaving a web,  an Ahab is in the making.  The serpent is slippery and is entangling the people and constricting the true life out of them, and in their weakness the cobra is mesmerizing them.  Jezebel is sucking the life out of your leaders!  Saints of God we must stand for our leaders, for when we are weak we are truly strong!  We are strong in the power of HIS might!  Your prayers are being heard, you are not alone, others are seeing this, and others are sensing this but not able to put their finger on it.  Evil spirits seek power over powerful people who have the power to influence.  Stand against this Spirit and earnestly contend for the faith of the saints and that their eyes be opened to this masquerade.

PS 138:6-8 KJV  Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly:  but the proud he knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me:  thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.  The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:  thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever:  forsake not the works of thine own hands.

I saw a lot of dried up creeks and rivers.  I saw dried up fields, a waste land.  Then I saw lots of little fellowships in homes, in fields, by rivers, in storefronts in all imaginable locations, all praising Jesus and enjoying the presence of the Lord in smaller groups.  The intimacy of the groups to the Lord was so special and the Lord did great things for them, but no one really knew these groups except God of course.  The intimacy of the people one to the other was like true family, and they interacted with one another with that kind of concern for one another.  There was no one stepping on another to gain power or some great title, all cared for one another from the least to the greatest in authority, but you would never know the titles because the focus was Jesus.  Thousands and hundreds of thousands of these type churches are being erected by the Lord in these days to care for HIS flock during drought that is coming.  The true shepherds will always know where the water is and will lead the sheep into safe places to learn of the Lords ways.

Publish in the palaces says the Lord of Host!   Publish that I the Lord tear down to build back up, I reveal the foundations thereof and I shall shake and reveal in the midst of her, Jezebel.  Now I have given a little space of grace to repent, so that a remnant may escape her deceptions.  I will give you an opening of the eyes in the congregation and you will know what to do.  I created the mountains and all the high places on the earth, and I create the wind and I will tread upon the high places of the earth.  I will lighten your eyes and give you a reviving from your bondage to man, says the Lord of Host.

                                                  "Master Piece"

June 17, 1999:  2 Cor.3:1-3 Amp.  ARE WE starting to commend ourselves again?  Or we do not, like some (false teachers), need written credentials or letters of recommendation to you or from you, (do we)?  (No) you yourselves are our letter of recommendation (our credentials), written in your hearts, to be known (perceived, recognized) and read by everybody.  You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with (the) Spirit of (the) living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

I saw a strutting rooster with his chest puffed out and he would strut and crow.  I saw the Kellogg's rooster on corn flakes crowing.  I saw a peacock with tail feathers fanned out displaying all the glory of the colors.  I saw a coo coo clock, hourly doing it's thing.

I believe the above paragraph to speak of unrestrained pride, ego, and self exaltation.  The rooster speaks of the barn yard mentality, and we all know how that smells and sounds.  Some prophecies and other forms of teachings and such, sound like clanging gongs and noisy cymbals.  In this case they sound like crowing roosters and coo coo clocks.  The message of the crowing Kellogg's corn flake rooster speaks the message of flakes and not meat.  Anyone who knows the voice of the Lord can clearly hear the sound of His Voice, for His sheep know His voice.  Strutting rooster speaks of boasting, bragging, and territorialism.  That rooster was clearly guarding his hen house and no one could go near it.  It also speaks of impressing the hens or impressing people with selfish motives.   The peacock speaks of pride in full plumage, displaying so all can see, and if we are not spiritually minded we will be led astray by the glory of the colors.  The coo coo clock speaks of ministers who are impatient at waiting on God for the pure Word of the Lord, so every hour on the hour they spew out coo coo, coo coo.  We need a Word from the Lord, not a word from our soulish selves.  May we all repent for such behavior.

I heard the words "bury the hatchet."  I believe the Lord impressed upon me that we as a body must take responsibility and pray for one anothers healing, so we as a body may truly forgive and forget.  But not forget lessons learned.  We need to help one another to bury the hatchet.  There are so many feuds going on between camps, so many bullet holes through hats.  You still fight civil wars.  You have been sent as MY ambassadors to represent who I AM to the world.  I have sent you to promote unity among MY people, and you will be surprised how many of MY people are in groups you classify as cults.  You will not win them by attacking their belief system, you will not win them by judging them, you will win them by showing them love and preaching the message of the Cross and Jesus crucified.   None of you have the whole understanding, because you are only a part of My plan, remember you look through a glass darkly.  Live up to what you have attained.

I saw a man with a puzzle at a table holding a piece in his hand.  The Lord impressed upon me that the various pieces of the puzzle are the body of Christ, and as the puzzle was being put together, so we are being put together.  The Lord holds us in the palm of His hand, and our walls are ever before Him.  As helpless as the piece of the puzzle was, so are we when we try to fit into other plan than His.  He wants us to quit trying to find a place and yield in His hand as He places us in His timing.  Rest knowing you are in His hand and plan.  After all, trying to fit a piece that won't fit in a certain area is very frustrating.  So if you are frustrated today, rest in His hand as the Master builder.  The steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord.  That means a man who is trusting in Christ righteousness, not in self righteousness.

If the shoe fits wear it.  I saw shoes stuck in mud.  Some of you are going to walk in another ones shoes for a season to teach you a great lesson in humility.  The lesson of the fine art of suffering.  Suffering has produced some of the greatest master pieces.  Jesus was our greatest master piece, He is high and lifted up to be praised forevermore.  Paul suffered in prison and wrote masterpieces that still speak today, for heaven and earth will pass away, but MY WORD shall never pass away.  Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner while a prisoner.  A master piece to our United States.  Horatio Spafford in the middle 1800's overnight lost almost everything.  A house fire brought him financial ruin, he lost four daughters when a boat they were on was rammed by another ship.  Only his wife survived.  As he was sailing back to meet with his wife these words were written in his agony.

                   "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows, like sea billows roll,

                  Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, ‘It is well, it is well with my soul.’"

How can a person bear such trials and losses?  Horatio Spafford believed in God and knew of God's providence and believed Romans 8:28:  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  That song today is a master piece that was created through suffering, even as you are being created into master pieces of the grand puzzle through your trials and suffering.

Paul said, "I have learned to be content."  Job said, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him."  Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all.  The Lord determines how you are delivered.  Afflictions produce an eternal work of character in our hearts.  Christlikeness.  Jesus could have called down angels to deliver Him from the cross, but He had to suffer and die, as we must die daily as the scriptures declare.  We must crucify our flesh and the lust thereof.  Put to death the deeds of the fleshly body that we may truly live.  One way we die daily is when we suffer for His sake.  Suffering produces humility, and makes us meek and gentle as a lamb.  We in the church a lot of times gauge our spiritual conditions on how eloquent and blessed someone is.  The Lord gauges our conditions on how much we are like His Son, in life or death.

The focus is not on the super Apostles or Prophets, but on Jesus and Him crucified.  You will know them by their fruit.  The fruit of the Spirit.

I will move regardless of your circumstances, and I AM with you, and I AM creating you into MY masterpieces says the Lord.

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A short bio of Jim Bramlett, who sends in this fascinating

Jim Bramlett retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Air Force in 1974
to a call into full-time Christian ministry.  He was at CBN almost ten
years and a vice president when he felt led to resign in 1983.  He is
currently with Campus Crusade for Christ at their World Headquarters and
assistant to founder and president Dr. Bill Bright (but he emphasizes
work in biblical prophecy is a personal ministry only and not associated
with CCC)

Jim Bramlett's web site:

Sunday, August 22, 1999

Special Report:


By Jim Bramlett (see bio above)

A supernatural event took place as the clock struck 11:45 a.m.
Eastern time on August 14, 1999.  Heaven opened.  One of God's chosen

After a long illness, my dear friend Pastor Michael Wayne Richmond
(Mike) of Cocoa, Florida, age 60, was transferred from Earth to
paradise to be with Jesus, his Lord whom he loved so much and served
for so long.  Mike knew that on the cross, Jesus had paid the price
for his passage.

Normally, someone's passing from this world to the next is not
newsworthy.  However, this event was unusual because prior to Mike's
departure, God gave some amazing supernatural revelations to him, his
Barbara, and others.

People around the world know Barbara Richmond from her ministry of For
Your Glory, Inc., an international ministry recently in Israel,
Europe, New Zealand, Africa and Brazil.  She and Mike founded this

Mike had served the Lord for some 30 years.  He was an outstanding
teacher of God's Word, with excellent insights and the gift of
communicating them in an understandable and interesting way.  As a
tribute to Mike, Barbara has agreed to give a free copy of Mike's
outstanding teaching tape about the Holy Spirit, "The Promise of the
Father," to anyone who asks.  I have promised to reimburse her cost.
See address at end.

Why was Mike "an end-time general"?  I will explain in a moment.  But
in military terminology, along with Mike's promotion, this "end-time
general" received a PCS, or permanent change of station.  His address
and "duty station" changed from planet Earth to heaven.  And as with
other military promotions and relocations, Mike's responsibilities
have greatly increased.  How do we know?  Well, that's what makes this
story so interesting!

BARBARA'S DREAM.  In early June, 1999, Barbara had a dream about Mike.
He was dressed in a military uniform, with five stars on his
shoulders, the highest possible military rank.  He was sitting at a
desk, and issuing orders to angels who were coming and going.  She
shared the dream with Mike, but neither knew what it meant.  Barbara
thought it had to do with Mike's long-term ministry of intercession.
But that interpretation would soon be radically changed.

For some time Mike had not been well, but he kept working and
fulfilling his duties at two churches.  However, on June 17, 1999,
Mike, who had been lying down, called Barbara from the kitchen.
Barbara found him weeping, but with an inexplicable radiance on his
face.  He began to speak, "The Lord has just visited me, Barbara.
He's called me home."  Over the next few minutes he shared all that
the Lord had told him, some of which he later shared with me.

FINAL INTERVIEW WITH MIKE.  Exactly two weeks before Mike's departure
from Earth, I was privileged to interview him in his home.  He asked
me to come over, telling Barbara, "Jim may be my last pulpit," knowing
that I would honor his request and widely broadcast his message, as I
am now doing.  I recorded the following, which he wants shared.
Obviously, to whomever may be reading this: This message is to you
from Mike.

He tearfully acknowledged that God had given him a very great honor
and blessing, because before his departure, "He was giving me an
opportunity to be like the patriarchs, to bless my children and my
loved ones."  Mike explained that God had given him the opportunity to
write letters to each of his children and bless them before he
departed, like the patriarchs.  He had spent the past several weeks
doing that, getting his house in order, and getting ready.

Mike talked about his unusual June 17 encounter with the Lord shortly
after Barbara's dream.  He explained: "He (the Lord) told me that I
had run my race and accomplished my purpose, and He was pleased."
Mike knew he would be leaving soon.  Many were ready to stand with
Mike for his healing, but Mike said the Lord told him, "(This) has
nothing to do with healing -- it has everything to do with my eternal
purpose and call."

About Barbara's dream, Mike said, "He (God) explained the dream to me,
pretty clearly."  Mike said that God called him an "end-time general"!
Mike explained, "Years ago, it was prophesied that I was an end-time
general, but it didn't make any sense to me.  A lot of these things
you don't understand, and are understood only by hindsight.  My
initial attitude towards it was that it was really strange, because I
knew me!  I said to Barbara that if I am an end-time general, I feel
sorry for God's army.  I said, 'Wow, it must be worse than I thought
it was!'" (Mike's typical humility and sense of humor.) "I obviously
didn't understand it," Mike said.  But in this June 1999 visitation,
he explained, "God said He had an assignment for me.

Mike continued, "He said I was an end-time general...  and that He
needed me in heaven."  He explained again that the Lord was talking
about the dream given to Barbara.  He didn't know how many angels were
involved but it was an angelic army.  He said that God told him that
heaven, "is not a place of idleness; it is the place of the highest
level of ministry."  Mike added, "Heaven is administrated by the
saints, who are a very active part of what goes on."

ANGELS AND PEOPLE.  Mike said that after this June experience with
God, he and Barbara began to review angel references in the
Scriptures, and their attention was drawn to several passages, one of
which was in Revelation 19:10, where John is being given all the
revelations of heaven.  John fell down at the feet of the "angel"
(some say) and worshipped him, but the presumed "angel" said, "Do not
do that."  Mike said that it is obvious from the wording that the
being is a person, not an angel.  The same is true for Revelation
22:9.  In both, Mike points out that the being describes himself as "a
fellow servant and your brethren"; and 22:9 adds, "and of your
brethren the prophets" (NASB).  Mike said if you follow the "angel"
backwards to the seven seals, you discover that the being that has the
seven seals in his hand is not angel at all, but a man.  "They (people
in heaven) administrate," he said.  "Study it for yourself and you'll
see it...  It is very clear.  We have just not had eyes to see it."

About the angels, Mike said, "The army is waiting.  Those are my boys.
I don't know how this works as I have never done it before, but I
figure every army should have a name, so I will call them 'Mike's
Marauders!'  We're going to kick some demon butt!"  (Mike laughed
through his great pain, along with Barbara and I.)

A GROWING JOY.  "The closer it gets, the more joy I feel on the
inside," Mike said.  "Obviously, it is very difficult in the natural.
I don't underestimate that or put it down at all.  It is very
difficult, for me and for Barbara.  But that's not all the time, just
some of the time.  At other times, it is great joy.  The flesh is a
difficult thing.  Our greatest problem is the flesh, not the spirit."

Emotionally, Mike said, "He told me my mother was waiting for me, and
my three kids (whom he and Barbara had lost many years ago).  All my
boys are waiting for me.  I can't wait to see them."

A SHORT SEPARATION.  In the June 17 encounter, the Lord had revealed
to Mike that time was short, "Meaning my time, and time," he
explained.  He meant the end of the age as described in the Bible.
The Lord said to Mike, "Truly I say to you, Earth's time is extremely
short.  Much is to be done in a very brief time as Earth measures
time.  You will see your wife and children again quite soon for I come
quickly."  I asked Mike for more insight.  He replied, "He said it
would be like a mission trip.  Short.  A lot will be accomplished in a
short time."

I jokingly asked, "Did He give you a date?"  Mike laughed heartily and
exclaimed, "I knew you would ask that!"  We all laughed.  (The joy of
the Lord was abundant even though Mike was in great pain and only had
14 days to live.) He added, "All I know is that things are very busy
in heaven.  Very, very busy.  It will be a short time."

In our conversation, Mike had suddenly digressed to make a very
pointed remark to me personally.  He looked at me with a glint in his
eye and whispered very softly, "Keep doing what you are doing."
Surprised, I said, "Huh?"  He repeated it, this time out loud.  The
words were electrifying.  I knew they were from the throne of God.  At
that time, Mike had one foot in glory and was hearing from God very
clearly.  This was very moving to me, because in 1993 God called me to
actively proclaim the soon return of Christ, which I have been
fervently doing ever since.  In fact, that is how Mike and I met a few
years ago.  He had read one of my reports.  Now, with this exhortation
through Mike, God was confirming my calling and saying that time is,
indeed, short, and for me to keep proclaiming.  By God's grace, I

Let me reiterate here that Mike only had a few days to live.  Not long
after I left, he was sedated and unconscious almost constantly, and at
the end lapsed into a coma.  I had the rare privilege of speaking with
this great saint of God in his few final conscious moments, on the
very edge of eternity, just before he would see the Lord Jesus face to
face in all the Lord's glory.  And I was able to audiotape his words!
Later, as I am now reviewing the tape and typing this, I sense that
Mike is actually speaking to me from heaven.  I believe he is, in his
now timeless dimension with God.

MIKE'S FINAL WORDS.  "The ministry here on earth," Mike said, "is like
that!  (snapping his fingers), compared to the ministry in the
millennium.  My kids', our kids', main ministry is in the millennium,
not here.  This is preparation.  It's ministry, but it's training ,
and preparation...  We always think that sanctification and training
are just for the judgment and rewards, and it is, but what are the
rewards?  Jesus said it."  Mike then quoted Jesus in Luke 19:14, where
He says, "Because you have been faithful in a very little thing, be in
authority over ten cities."

Mike continued, "Well, I'm totally blown away by God's way of picking
people and, you know, preparing.  It just doesn't fit.  Like I said,
if I'm an end-time general, God's army has got a problem.  But, we
judge after the flesh.  We really can't see.  We are going to be quite
surprised.  It's the condition of the heart."

About his departure, Mike said, "I've had confirmations from all over
the place."  He explained how the Lord had shown others that he was
going home even before he knew, although they did not tell him until
afterward.  He said that he had felt for a long time that he just
didn't fit anywhere, and the Lord showed him that this was his spirit
-- that his spirit knew that this is not where he belongs, and that he
was sensing in the spirit realm that he had another assignment, but he
didn't interpret it properly.  "My spirit was excited about that,"
Mike said, "but my flesh wasn't."  Mike and I discussed how a similar
feeling is shared by all those who are looking for the Lord's return.

Mike mentioned that God's timing is always perfect, and how things
have beautifully fallen into place for him recently.  He was able to
see his son recently get married; they were able for the first time to
have a family photograph made; and other things have fallen into
place.  We spoke of how hard it is for scattered families to get
together, as he said, "to bring them all home."  Mike ended the
thought with one word: "Amazing."  These were Mike's last words to me.
The interview ended abruptly due to Mike's sudden weakness and pain.

Mutual friend Pastor Mike Clayton had told me that he had never had a
"vision" before.  But he had his first one at Mike's memorial service
on August 17, 1999.  He saw the Lord Jesus and Mike overlooking and
watching the service.  Jesus had His arm around Mike.  But when the
congregation began worshipping, he saw Mike back away so Jesus could
receive all the honor.

Before he left, Mike told his dear wife, Barbara, "All I ask is that
when I'm gone, you will devote yourself more than ever to preaching
His Word throughout the world for time is short and there's much to do
for the Kingdom of God."  Barbara says, "We prayed together, yielding
to the call and will of the One to Whom we had committed our lives and
Whom we pledged to serve together when we married nearly 29 years

"Thank you, Jesus, for Mike Richmond.  We look forward to seeing him

Please pray for Barbara and her ministry.

[Contact Barbara and For Your Glory, Inc., at P.O. 540401, Merritt
Florida 32954; telephone 407-633-0037; fax 407-633-8339; e-mail:; World Wide Web:

"As human beings, we are adept at denying reality.  We hide behind
our fears and tell ourselves all sorts of things that pacify our need to
avoid the pain of admitting that things are not the way we have really wanted
them to be.  You can never get to where you want to be until you admit to
where you are. It is not the truth that hurts; it is the lies we have
believed that hurt when the light of truth shines into our darkness."  Dr.
Mark Chironna


Miles City, Montana



September 6, 1999

    I was driving through the stark, snow frosted hills of our eastern Montana ranch when the Spirit superimposed a vision upon the landscape and I suddenly saw a summer scene of blue skies and a field of golden sunflowers.
    As I watched a breeze stirred the flowers and they entered various stages of growth and maturity. A few began to grow leaves. Many that had leaves began to bud. The budding flowers began to bloom. And the blooming flowers began to wilt.
    I felt impressed that the vision represented stages of the prophetic movement within the Body of Christ.
    There are many young Christians who are just beginning to leaf-out and spread themselves upward. Others are budding, and there are many of these. There is also a strong company of those who were blooming.
    But then there are those who are wilting and the Spirit impressed on me that some of those who had been in full bloom and are now lowering their heads were fighting that stage of their growth. They are trying to force themselves to stay in full bloom but the more they try the weaker their heads become. Also, the Spirit showed me that some who were budding were also trying to force the natural process and come into full bloom prematurely.
    As I watched I saw the whole process from beginning to end as the Spirit blew across the field. The flowers seemed to believe that blooming was the ultimate glory, but the ones that wilted and lowered their heads soon became heavy with seed and the seed began dropping onto the soil. The Spirit said: "The wilting and dropping of the head produces seed one hundred times more glorious than all that which is produced in the moments of full bloom."     When the vision faded I was left with the realization that there are certain prophetic ministries that appear to be wilting. These ministries must yield to this season, at the same time, the budding and blooming ministries must not uncover them or rush too eagerly to take their place, for it is in the lowering of the head and the dropping of seed that these ministries will be fully verified and honored.

  070-1 Preparation - The baby, the ant and the clown.
contributor: Colette Mills
contributors email: <>
via: Tony Black - IRN
I submit this word for the church to your careful consideration.

I had a dream about giving birth to a dead baby. The baby was fully
and still had the placenta attached. It all came away at once there was
cord to be cut, no afterbirth, just a void. I had slight labour pain but
pain after for delivering the afterbirth as it had all come away. I
and just experienced an empty void.
I asked the Lord about this and this is what I felt he said.
This is not My time. The church has pushed and pushed for this baby to
born and it is not ready yet. I know it feels like it is time but be
You pray and pray for revival, for increase, for Me to move in power,
You have not prepared yourselves. There is a crucial season here of
growth for this baby, it may look ready but this baby needs special care
nurturing. I don't want My church to give birth to deformed, incomplete
babies. I will abort them, I will cut them off without a trace.
Look to Me in this season. I have given you this grace season to allow
final growth, for preparation, to get your hearts right. Pay attention
to your devotional and worship time, renew your covenant with Me.
Circumcise your hearts and observe my ways, do not be concerned about
Listen, I tell you it is and it will be more than you have imagined but
don't push before the time is right. I will not give heed to
control , to personal agendas. I have given you this time, use it, use
time. This is a season of preparation, repentance, getting back to
Look how the bride prepares herself for her husband. She is not
For anything else other than how she can please her husband and make
Look beautiful for Him.
I wept over the death of this baby, I felt the grief of loosing this
of being out of the Lord's will. Over recent weeks I have been having an
increasing sense that if we do not repent and seek the Lord's face we
going to be passed by. There is a need to die to self and repent. My
wants to cry out, have mercy on us, don't forget us Lord! What is the
of functioning if it is not for Him?
Previous to this dream I had a series of pictures, I saw a clown, a baby
wrapped in sheets of music and an ant alone in the desert trying to pull
creature out of the sand.
This is what I felt they represented:
The clown - was the church, that has focussed itself inwards, looking at
How it can entertain itself. An eternal bless me club, selfish,
The baby in the music sheets - represents a new song, season that has
born. A new level of worship and intimacy with the Lord. This baby needs
nurturing otherwise it will die.
The ant - I thought it was unusual to see an ant on its own as they
Normally move in colonies. This ant was trying to pull this creature out
sand that was 100's of times bigger than itself and it was becoming
as it didn't seem to realise what the problem  was. I realised that this
represented the church trying to go it alone, it could not pull the
out of the sand because the Lord's desire is for us to work in unity
one another. The creature in the sand is the church as a  whole. The
Psalm 95 - it is call to worship and obedience.
Hi Sherry,
 This brings us the question then about what we
 have seen birthed lately. Is it still just
 parts of the "baby" coming together and
 not the baby itself?  As we see some
 moves in the form of apostolic government
 being established, is this just a braxton
 Hicks contraction getting us "in place"
 in the canal...getting the "head" in the
 right place, location, etc...for delivery?
 Is this "manchild" coming forth fully equipped
 and ready to go forth, or will it be a baby
 still dependant upon the "old order" for
 nourishment to full growth?
 Lots of questions..
 Meri Burlingame

 More questions ...
        Since the "baby" MUST be born as a complete person, and not in parts,
what IS it that you "have seen birthed lately?"
        What is meant by "some moves in the form of apostolic government being
established ..." What exactly is "apostolic government?" according to
scriptural definition.
        Contractions, delivery, etc. are not the point: A living human "baby"
is the focus. Is there a normal, complete living "baby" or is there a
dead "baby" at this point in time?
        No baby is born who is not dependent upon others. However, a baby born
still dependent upon the "old order" will be the dead baby, because the
"old order" has produced very little life in 20 centuries.
        The living "baby," born in God's timing will be healthy and dependent
upon a remnant who are true servants and disciples of Christ and who do
not go around calling themselves apostles and prophets. Instead they
will go when sent and speak God's word when He tells them to and they
will be recognized by their fruit and not their self-proclaimed
        All of which opens up the playing field to lots more questions ...
doesn't it?

Steve Morris

                                            Karen Palermo


                                                      August 30, 1999

A "John The Baptist" (spirit of Elijah) type remnant is going to be birthed that are going to go forth with
the anointing to prepare the way for the coming of our Lord.  To give to His people the knowledge of
salvation by the forgiveness of sins, because of the tender mercies of our God.  To Shine upon those
who sit in darkness and the Shadow of Death and guide our feet into the way of peace.

They will live in a wilderness type dwelling (spiritually) until the Lord is ready to use them.  The
wilderness will be a place of refuge in order for them to grow into His likeness and character.  He will
bring comfort to them in this place and they will be filled with the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

This remnant of God's people (Those who love the Lord in Spirit and Truth, free from legalism and
walking in righteousness.  Those who are truly intimate with the Savior), are about to come forth very
soon and show forth the glory of the Lord.  They are to get into His presence and seek Him and His
ways, not mans idea of who He is, but allow Him to reveal to each one and show Himself anew.

The Lord is going to send forth an east wind to scatter and wash away all the wickedness in the church
and a north wind to destroy all that is not of Him.  The proud rulers (those proud in thoughts and heart)
are about to be brought down and the humble are going to be exalted.

He is going to fill those that hunger for Him and send the rich away empty handed, take the spoil from
the enemy and give it to His true children.  He will reward the faithful in heart and those who have
patiently waited on Him.

Prophetic Word

Stand up Church and shake off the dust.  Release yourselves from the chains that keep you bound to
tradition, rituals, rules and regulations.

Go forth and proclaim with holy boldness My truths and reveal My ways and love to those that are
looking for a man or woman of God who will keep the testimonies of Jesus, obey His commands and
walk in truth, justice and righteousness.

Do not fear the reproach of man.  Do not fear to stand against those who oppose the Name that should
be lifted up and not the name of man.  I alone will be glorified and I alone sit on a throne.

Come down from your lofty place, you who are proud and haughty.  You, who proclaim that you rule
and not I, says the Lord.  For no flesh will glory in My presence!  I alone will be glorified and you, oh
proud one, will be dethroned.

I am a mighty God and will not share My glory with another.  I am raising up a new generation who will
walk humbly before Me and will proclaim My name throughout the land.  I am about to do a new thing
and expose the darkness and secret sins that have been hidden much too long.

I have heard the cries of My children and I am about to deliver them from the tyrant.  I am about to go
forth and proclaim that I am King and Ruler of My people and will not allow man to take what belongs
to Me alone, says the Lord.

Stand up My children and be strong in My strength and might.  You, who have cried out to Me and
have wept before Me and have awaited this day are about to be healed, delivered and rescued from the
power of the enemy.  You are going to behold your King and I would say to you, Stand Up and
proclaim My name, for this is a new and glorious day, says your God who loves you and has heard your

Give praises to My name and rejoice, oh My chosen ones.  This I will do to proclaim to all, the depths
of My love for you.

Arise, Arise, for your day of victory has come.  Rejoice, be glad, and shout praises to your Savior and
King, for My bride will be adorned with My holy garments.

Wash yourselves and prepare for this day, for it comes upon you quickly, and this will be a glorious day
to remember.  I alone will be glorified and I come quickly, says the Lord.  So, prepare yourselves and
rejoice as I exalt you and show you My love and faithfulness.

Rejoice, Rejoice, for you are about to behold My glory as you come into My presence.  I have truly
awaited this day.

I hope you all will excuse me for perhaps sounding harsh or - God forbid -
judgmental, but I happen to believe that the Bible is the Word of God and
that Jesus said what He meant and meant what He said.  No nonsense - no
bull.  I had to face these same questions myself - you gotta practice what
you preach or God will take you down.  This will undoubtedly offend some
people, but my only response is "If the shoe fits . . ."  I wouldn't want
to be in those shoes, myself.  I am also aware that many feel towards us
like Ahab toward Micaiah - "I hate him, because he does not prophesy good
concerning me, but evil."  The Jesus who saved me is no mealy-mouthed wimp
that can be negotiated with.  He says quite clearly -
"He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me
scatters."  Luke 11:23

There is a major problem in the organization that calls itself the 'Church'
- a problem of lack of true commitment to discipleship.  There are huge
numbers of people out there that want to hold 'five-fold ministry'
positions and be 'known' in Christian circles - yet they have no desire to
pay the price for it.  And what is the price, you ask?

Now great multitudes went with Him. And He [Jesus] turned and said to them,
"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and
children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My
disciple.  And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be
My disciple.  For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit
down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it - lest,
after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it
begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to
finish.'  Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not
sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet
him who comes against him with twenty thousand?  Or else, while the other
is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of
peace.  So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot
be My disciple."
Luke 14:25-33

One of the most destructive fruits of this lack of commitment is a lack of
true discernment.  In his well written book on discernment* Roberts Liardon
tells of his two friends, both of whom he thought a great deal of.  He
decided to introduce them to each other, sure they would be great friends.
Instead, they disliked each other almost immediately and even began trying
to get him to 'take sides.'  He was extremely puzzled over this and sought
the counsel of the Lord, who told him, quite simply "two plus two equals
four."  When Roberts replied that he KNEW that, the Lord then asked Him why
he was adding extra points because he was familiar with people.  As it
turned out, because of his friendship with these two men Liardon had
overlooked obvious flaws in them both, flaws that made it impossible for
them to get along.  Neither of his 'friends' was as mature as he had
imagined, but his 'discernment' had been clouded by his personal feelings.

It is this very thing that Jesus was addressing in the Scripture above.  Be
honest - How many Christians will stand speak the truth no matter what?
How many have lost friends and alienated family and people in their
congregations because they refused to compromise?  Very few.  It is not a
pleasant thing to go through, but it sure shows where your loyalties lie -
and the first Commandment still applies.  No one comes before Him - NO ONE
- or you are guilty of idolatry.

I know from whence I speak.  We have lost friends because we had to call
them on sins they did not want to let go of.  We have been ignored, defamed
and blackballed by people who should have known better, all because they
had compromised God's truth for the sake of their comfort, their
reputation, their friends or their opinion of themselves.  God allowed it,
and we learned His lesson and the fear of man no longer holds us back.  We
frankly do not care what anyone thinks of us unless they have paid the same
price we have - everything.  I don't say that to brag.  It is the truth,
whether you believe it or not, and we walked it out through a lot of
breakings and pain.  God did it, not us - we can take no credit for it.

Will you refuse to acknowledge a 'word' that sounds good, but does not come
from the Holy Spirit, even if it is from your best friend or the biggest
tither in your congregation?  Will you stand against ANYONE that is not
walking in the truth, will you confront their sin in your camp or ignore it
for 'friendships' sake?  Is it love to ignore behavior that goes contrary
to the commandments of Jesus, because the sinner is your 'buddy?'  The
answer should be NO but it rarely is.  Sin in leadership is tolerated under
the mask of 'respecting authority' and sin among the ranks is overlooked
because of 'love and acceptance.'   It is all too prevalent and it is
deadly, because Jesus has not lowered His standards.  It is the 'pure in
heart' that will see God.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.  He who
says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the
truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is
perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.  He who says he
abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.  1 John 2:3-6

There is no escape clause here.  Jesus rebuked Peter and called his
self-interest for what it was - the voice of satan.  He did not mince words
with people because He knew that there was only one way to make it -
complete surrender to the will of the Father.  And Jesus walked His talk,
all the way to the cross.  When the Scripture speaks of obeying His
Commandments, it means that ALL of them apply to ALL who claim to be
disciples ALL the time.  It is not a 'gospel buffet' where you can pick and
choose what you like.  It is an all or nothing feast, with Father God as
the menu planner.

This is no excuse for 'letting fly' and spitting hate and venom at people.
There is no heat in God's judgements - He is very calm and matter-of-fact
about it.  He doesn't scream, rant and rave and call people demonized and
evil - He already knows when they are that.  But the truth doesn't change
just because people don't like it and what most people consider as 'love'
is humanistic compromise.  Love "does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices
in the truth;" (1 Corinthians 13:6) - like God.  His judgement of Israel
was just as much from His love as His blessings.

The other situation that ruins true discernment is the 'sectarian' or
'class' spirit - most often found lurking in 'five-fold ministries."
People hide this one quite neatly behind protestations of 'humility' and
'servanthood' when in reality you have to be 'somebody' to even be
considered, much less listened to.  These are the ones that most often set
themselves up as judges of others, either approving people into their
little 'clique' or rejecting them based on nothing more than a whim or
feeling.  This they call 'discernment' - but it is nothing more than
judging by the flesh.  This was the error of the Pharisees, who missed
Jesus because He did not look or act like they expected Him to.  In the
same way, many in the 'Church' have missed God, because He did not present
Himself in a package that was 'acceptable' to them.  Yet they readily
accept satan's counterfeits because it gratifies their flesh - it feels
good and get them noticed.

Pride is the working spirit here, and it shows itself clearly in their
refusal to acknowledge any input that does not fit their image of
themselves.  These are the ones who grab the latest 'buzz words' and swing
with the latest trends - like Apostolic/Prophetic etc.  With a little self
promotion, they can even parlay it into a 'ministry.'  Rebuke is called
accusation, conviction is called condemnation and self-examination is
called 'introspection' - a thing to be avoided at all costs.  They think
they have the right to call judgement down on others, forgetting that only
God can proclaim, allow, and perform that.  So they gleefully take up their
false 'mantles' and false 'authority' and loose their poison, demonic
attacks against anyone they deem as their enemies, usually by a so-called
'prophecy.'  Ignoring the log in their own eye, they continue to poke at
specks in other people's eyes, but the cost of setting yourself up as a
judge is high:

"For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure
you use, it will be measured back to you."  Matthew 7:2

The damage these self appointed judges do by passing out their 'judgements'
against the immature or those struggling in bondage is immense.  I
personally know of one struggling prophet who asked a person 'respected' in
'prophetic' circles to assess his words.  Like all true prophets, he had
been under a great deal of attack and like most young prophets he
occasionally missed it a bit.  He was in need of deliverance and prayer but
was given instead a 'judgement' in which he was told that he was
prophesying in the 'wrong spirit' - which meant he was accused of using
divination.  He had already been under attack and demonic pressure trying
to push him to suicide.  Had several people close to him not intervened,
this 'judgement' might well have been enough to cause him to crumple.  Is
this the love of God in action?  No, but it is typical of their
'discernment.'  God will hold them accountable for their willful blindness:

Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you
say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains."  John 9:41

Now, understand that I realize that no one is perfect, least of all myself,
but that is no excuse to let things slide.  There is a difference between
an occasional step off the path and a willful ignoring of the road signs.
Sin that has been repented of - turned away from - and put under the blood
is gone and should be treated as such by all concerned.  That is part of
growing in holiness.  But far too many people are secret believers in 'easy
grace' - that idea that says "Hey, I'm only human, God will cut me some
slack."  And they continue in their excuses and willful sin until their
conscience becomes seared and their heart hard.  Then the judgement of God
comes on them, seemingly 'out of nowhere' and like Israel they rail and
accuse God, or His messengers that tried to warn them.  They reap what they
have sown.

Beloved, don't get caught in that trap.  Be ruthless with yourself and your
motivations for the sake of your soul.  Take all things to prayer and be
scrupulously honest.  Apply all 'words' from God (yours or someone else's)
to yourself first and always realize that satan can 'confirm' words too.
Never toss aside any rebuke or criticism before earnest searching to be
sure you are clean before Almighty God.  Never reject a message just
because you don't like the messenger.  One thing God has shown me is that
anger is a major danger signal - if a rebuke makes you angry, it has most
likely hit a nerve and has some truth in it.  [Note: I am speaking of anger
that wants to HURT the person responsible.]  The proper response is,
"Father, show me the truth - even if I don't like it.  Keep me humble and
on the straight path."  That is a prayer He will ALWAYS answer.  The catch
is, you have to be willing to pay the price.

In Jesus,
Kat Fruchey

Is Your Hut Burning?

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited
island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he
scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood
to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.  But
then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his
little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.  The worst had
happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger.
"God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that
was approaching the island.  It had come to rescue him.  "How did you
know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers.

"We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad.  But we
shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the
midst of pain and suffering.  Remember, next time your little hut is
burning to the ground -- it just may be a smoke signal that summons the
grace of God.

~~~Mike Lundborg~~~
Lundborg Associates Inc.
651 602-3133 Phone
651 602-3130 Fax
612 860-3916 Cellular

(Submitted By Jim Wilson)

 There is a wide chasm between words and actions. Our lives always speak
louder and clearer than our words. Maybe that is why Francis of Assisi often
said to his monks, "Wherever you go, preach. Use words if necessary."
     Others are "listening" carefully to your actions. What are you saying to

Steve Goodier~~~


Submitted by: Don Franklin
Prophetic Roundtable Online

Do not Touch your Brother's Call!

I have a word for the Body of Christ.  I have a warning.  There was much
 infighting among the early disciples as to who would be the greatest in
my kingdom, and who would sit at my right hand and my left, and who would
do this and who would do that.

Do not touch your brother's or your sister's call in God.  Leave them alone.
 Do not try to take positions that do not belong to you.  I have assigned
each and every child I place in the Body of Christ.  I have assigned; I
have ordained leadership in the Body of Christ.

Do not attempt to move into a position that I do not promote you to. Great
will be your harm, great will be your downfall, and great will be the rubbing
of your backside as you take your licking from God!

Do not attempt to touch a brother or sister's position.  And if they need
correction, I myself will come and remove them; I myself will come and
correct them; you do not need to do it.

Leave those around you alone!  And if I am bringing somebody from a far
country to sit in your midst and even take your place, what is that to
you?  Am I not the Lord of the Body of Christ?  Do I not determine who
ministers when, where, and how and under what circumstances?  And don't
I hand out the discipline, or have you yourself become God the Father to
the Body?

Are you now in charge?  Do you now determine how many licks each one gets?
 And when they're brought in and when they're put out, and when they're
raised up and when they're lowered down?

You better be careful.  I care not who you think you are, or how big you
think you are, or what your name is.  I have a Name that is above all names
and I will not tolerate interference among my children.

Do not lift a hand against anyone.  Do not move against their ministry.
 Do not spread tales about them behind their back.  For I in turn will
judge you and remove you quicker than you can blink an eye and you won't
even know what hit you!  And if you don't believe me you look around in
the Body of Christ and see where did he go?  Where did he go?  Who is he

I will handle all of the internal problems in the Body.  And I will see
to it that no one gets away with anything.  Don't worry about people when
they're not walking right.  I have it all under control.

Allow Me to do it.  Allow me to discipline.  Allow me to place them in
place and to take them out.  Because if you move without my hand upon you,
then you're next!

 A Prophetic Exhortation
(Author Unknown, Submitted by Pastor Shelton Cole)

Mind Your Own Business
The Lord has given to every man his work. It is his business to do it,
and the devil's business to hinder him, if he can.  So sure as God has
given you a work to do, Satan will try to hinder you.
He may present other things more promising.  He may allure you by worldly
prospects, he may assault you with slander, torment you with false accusations,
set you to work defending your character, employ pious persons to lie about
you, editors to assail you, and excellent men to slander you.
You may have Pilate and Herod, Ananias and Caiaphas all combined against
you, and Judas standing by you, ready to sell you for thirty pieces of
silver; and you may wonder why all those things come upon you.  Can you
not see that the whole thing is brought about through the craft of the
devil?  To draw you off from your work and hinder your obedience to God?
Keep about your work.  Do not flinch because the lion roars; do not stop
to stone the devil's dogs; do not fool away your time chasing the devil's
rabbits.  Do your work.  Let liars lie, let sectarians quarrel, let corporations
resolve, let editors publish, let the devil do his worst; but see to it
that nothing hinders you from fulfilling the work that God has given you.
He has not sent you to make money.  He has not commanded you to get rich.
He has never bidden you defend your character.  He has not set you at work
to contradict falsehood which Satan and his servants may start to peddle.
If you do those things, you will do nothing else; you will be at work for
yourself and not for the Lord.
Keep about your work.  Let your aim be as steady as a star.  Let the world
brawl and bubble.  You may be assaulted, wronged, insulted, slandered,
wounded, and rejected; you may be abused by foes, forsaken by friends,
and despised and rejected of men.  But see to it with steadfast determination,
with unfaltering zeal, that you pursue the great purpose of your life and
object of your being, until at last you can say, "I have finished the work
which Thou gavest me to do."
Sun, 2 May 1999
Richard M Riss
Significance of This Wave
On April 12, a reporter from the Washington Post, Libby Copeland, called
me up and entered into a dialogue with me about how the current awakening
came about, and also about its significance. I was able to answer her first
question by sending her copies of some articles that I have been writing
on Rodney Howard-Browne, John Arnott, and Randy Clark. I told her that
I thought the current wave of the Spirit probably began in Argentina in
1992 under the ministry of Claudio Freidzon, although even prior to this,
Rodney Howard-Browne was ministering in this new level of anointing beginning
in 1989 at Clifton Park, New York, near Albany. I said that there had been
revival in Argentina prior to 1992, but that when I was there, the folks
in Argentina were talking about a new level of anointing that had come
about under Claudio beginning in 1992. I also said that John and Carol
Arnott had been in Argentina just a few weeks before the beginning of the
outbreak of the Toronto Blessing, and had been prayed for by Claudio, with
dramatic results, but that the events of January 20, 1994 in Toronto were
ignited when Randy Clark arrived, having been dramatically affected himself
at the Rodney Howard-Browne meetings he had attended the previous October
at Rhema in Tulsa.
But I told Libby that the question about significance was one for which
there are many different viewoints. She insisted, however, that my viewpoint
was important, and pressed me for an interpretation of what is happening.
I told her that I would send her an e-mail about it, and it ended up being
a discussion by e-mail and phone that took place over a period of a few
days. Here is some of the substance of what I said (I don't know whether
an article was written about it):
In his HISTORY OF THE WORK OF REDEMPTION, Jonathan Edwards refers to "the
glorious work of God's Spirit . . . by which Satan's kingdom is to be overthrown."
According to Edwards, in the battle at the end of the age, "Christ and
his church shall in this battle obtain a complete and entire victory over
their enemies . . . In this victory will be a most glorious display of
divine power. . . . the visible kingdom of Satan shall be overthrown, and
the kingdom of Christ set up on the ruins of it, everywhere throughout
the whole habitable globe. . . . This is most properly the time of the
kingdom of heaven upon earth."
Here's something more of what I said:
"Libby, thanks for your call, and for your request for a statement from
me as to what I view as the significance of this latest wave of the moving
of God's Spirit. As I mentioned to you by phone, what's happening now is
actually quite similar in many respects to the Great Awakening beginning
in 1734, and to the Cane Ridge revival, which took place in Western Kentucky
at the beginning of the 1800s. The Pentecostal revival which began at Azusa
Street, Los Angeles in 1906 was also very similar. So to answer your question
as to whether I think it is cyclical, I would have to say yes, these events
do appear to me to be cyclical. I view them as genuine outpourings of the
Spirit of God.
"Very often, although not always, these awakenings precede times of great
difficulty. The Great Awakening preceded the American revolutionary war,
while the awakening in 1858-1859 preceded the civil war in America and
the Pentecostal revival preceded the nightmare of the first world war.
These outpourings have therefore often served to prepare people for times
of severe tribulation, providing the faith in God needed to weather the
storms ahead. In 1992, Billy Graham issued a book entitled STORM WARNING.
As the title sugests, he believes that we are headed for considerable turbulence
in every arena of life. Although he's probably right, we should not allow
that ti frighten us, but in the midst of the present outpouring of God's
Spirit, we should take advantage of the opportunity to straighten out our
lives and to cleave closely to Jesus Christ, who is the only one who can
protect us in the coming times of trouble. It is often necessary to pass
through trials in order to become overcomers. God will strip every source
of security away from us so that we will be forced to lean only upon Him."
Then, the following day, I answered a phone message from Libby as follows,
by e-mail:
"I agree with most of the Biblical commentators of the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries that there will be a period in which the spiritual
presence of Christ in the Church will be experienced in an unusual measure
and that out of this will come a universal awakening, and that the Kingdom
of Jesus Christ will then stand out as a kingdom of peace and righteousness.
Jonathan Edwards, in his HISTORY OF THE WORK OF REDEMPTION, refers to a
glorious work of God's Spirit by which Satan's kingdom will be overthrown.
It is quite possible that the new level of anointing that we have seen
in this decade is the beginning of that work. I agree with Edwards that,
in the battle at the end of the age, Christ and His church will attain
a complete victory over their enemies, and that entailed in this victory
will be a powerful display of God's glory. We may well be on the brink
of the time of the display of God's power when, according to Edwards, the
visible kingdom of Satan will be overthrown, and the kingdom of Christ
will be set up on its ruins throughout the entire world, ushering in the
time of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
"These things will be accomplished not by force of arms, but through such
spiritual weapons as love toward one's enemies, self-denial, joy in the
midst of trials, obedience to God regardless of the cost, doing the right
thing even if it means suffering or persectuion, never taking offense when
wronged or betrayed, and acting in accordance with one's conscience, regardless
of the consequences. When Jesus said that His kingdom was not of this world,
He indicated that it is not by the methods of the world, such as espionage,
manipulation, or warfare, that His kingdom will be established, but by
the very opposite methods, returning good for evil.
"Acts 3:21 states that there will be a period of the restitution of all
things. We may well be on the brink of that period, when the saints, living
and moving in the love of God in accordance with these principles, will
almost accidently bring about the demise of all of the governments of the
world as we now know them, bringing about the rule and reign of Christ
throughout the earth, including His personal return."

                             " The Lone Ranger"
                                                    Contributed by Steve Morris
                                                   The Prophetic Ministry of Steve Morris

       There are many in the body of Christ who continue to utilize the fuzzy logic of equating a symbol with the thing it symbolizes.
       So it is with the Lone Ranger. In the minds of many the term “Lone Ranger” is synonymous with rebellion against:
             1. God
             2. Man
             3. Society
             4. Authority
             5. (You name it!)
       The purpose of this article is to show that this is not the case with the Lone Ranger. And that he was, in fact, very intimate with true authority and laws of God, man and society. And because of this, he was a proponent of truth, righteousness and justice, and was a lone voice exhorting, by example, others to adhere to true authority. In this sense he was unique and an enforcer of the law, but not placing himself above the law.
       A few comments I have read subsequent to the posting of this article—and they are a very few—continue to substantiate the pre-determined mindset of religious traditionalists.
       I am simply amazed, incredulous really, at such a response. The very nature of the article debunks the misconceived ideas of the Lone Ranger and suggests that he is an exemplary leader and advocate of true authority, righteousness and justice.
       Yet these few voices, apparently, read the article and because of their religious rigidity, fail to see the point! And continue their preaching against “Lone Rangers” in the body of Christ, with the total effect of this article as if I had written something about the taste of vanilla ice cream!
       To those few I say, would you please give me a break and get real! You have created this symbolic representation in your mind and exemplify the thought of “Don’t confuse me with the facts, I’ve got my mind made up!”
       So it’s apparent that those who most need to understand what the article says are the very ones who, because of psychological blinders, are incapable of understanding it! How, sad, sad, sad!
       Or, is it that my expositions against mentoring, submission and coverings concerning another single human beings authority poses a threat to their unbiblical position of self-defined and humanly desired “leader?”
       OK, guys, maybe I’ll write about Batman and Robin, or Superman and extol their legendary virtues. If I do, I’ll dedicate those articles to you.
       Or I can get simpler. How about Humpty Dumpty, or Chicken Little?

       There are many speaking and writing that there shouldn’t be any Lone Rangers in the body of Christ. Being partial to the prophetic my scriptural research is pointed in that direction. In
examining the scriptural record, I find the opposite to be true. That practically all of the notable
achievements recorded in scripture were by what we today would call Lone Rangers.
       I’ve done research into the legend of the Lone Ranger and into the prophetic types
encountered in scripture. I’m posting the results of this research in the hopes that I might have the honor of being called a Lone Ranger.
Background of the Lone Ranger
       The Lone Ranger and Tonto were introduced on radio on January 30, 1933. The Lone Ranger was presented to the American public in thousands of radio shows, a stage show, and a great
number of books, novels and pulp magazines. He was, in the words of one writer, “the first pop
culture character that was really mass marketed.” The great Western hero fought for law and
order until May 25, 1956.
       He was an ex-Ranger, sole survivor of an outlaw ambush against a party of Rangers, hence
the name Lone Ranger. Because of his mask he was hunted by the law, but was loved by the
downtrodden and oppressed. The Lone Ranger was strong-willed, had no personal vices, and
never shot to kill. With a keenly honed sense of justice, he personified law and order. He shot
silver bullets and had a white horse with silver horseshoes called Silver.
       The Lone Ranger was well-spoken. His speech and vocabulary were flawless and he was more
than an able communicator. His tolerance, patriotism and ethics were exemplary. He was brave,
accomplished marvelous feats and clung to an admirable set of values. But in all his
accomplishments for good, he never displayed anything more than human strength in his
endeavors. Unlike his fictional contemporaries he possessed no superhuman powers. Some writers
feel that was his key to success in that he could be imitated by anyone who tried harder.
       Nowhere in any of the stories of the Lone Ranger will one encounter religious, racial or ethnic prejudice. No group is every referred to in a negative manner.
Commentary on the Lone Ranger
       Although he called himself the Lone Ranger, he was in fact, usually accompanied by his
Indian friend, Tonto. According to the legend, The Lone Ranger and Tonto’s relationship had its
beginning in their youth and they realized that when Tonto found the Lone Ranger after the
outlaw ambush.
       The fact that the Lone Ranger decided to travel only with a close companion instead of going
back and re-joining the establishment speaks of survival wisdom on his part. In traveling with a
group, he had been easily identified because of the groups commonality of identification and the
size of their group. Thus they had easily attracted the attention of their enemies while at the same
time advertising their vulnerability.
       By remaining an individual apart from his former group, he was able to maintain a degree of
anonymity of self, and to present ideas of truth, justice, law and order as his credo without
blurring the message with the personality of the messenger.
       He was also able to exhibit his credo of law and order in pro-active behavior which brought
about swift justice for those who had been victimized by the lawlessness of their societal
       The character traits displayed by the Lone Ranger were, and are, an example in goodness and
morality, personal integrity, ethics and standards of excellence.
       His viewpoints and personal actions relative to personal bravery, tolerance, patriotism,
religion, and prejudice were expressed by his lifestyle and his persistency in bringing out the best
of his own humanity.
       The fact that the Lone Ranger had such an ingrained sense of right and wrong and displayed
such admirable characteristics shows that his past training and background were highly steeped in
what constituted proper governmental authority.
       It’s clear the Lone Ranger was well acquainted with established human authority. Yet he
chose to operate outside of that realm. Implied in his behavior is the fact that he did not consider
such authority to be totally effective in pursuing law and order and justice.
       Therefore he cannot be considered to be rebellious against authority, rather he is determined
that proper authority should be established by those in positions of human authority by personal
example and acts of righteousness in the pursuit of law, order and justice.
       Why do we condemn:

     Those in the church who have their constant companions, but travel outside of our own
     circles, as being Lone Rangers?
     Those who in survival wisdom, have departed from the corporate group, and also avoid the
     labels attached to that group, and in so doing, also avoid the attacks that are directed
     towards that groups vulnerability?
     Those who downplay their own personalities, and speak in a flawless manner of truth, justice,
     law and order?
     Those who act according to the dictates of the goodness, morality, personal integrity, ethics
     and standards of excellence of their own consciences?
     Those who seek justice for those who have been victimized by the lawlessness of their societal
     and spiritual contemporaries?
     Those whose lifestyle persistently expresses their personal bravery, their tolerance, their
     patriotism, their religious views and their lack of prejudices?
     Those who become a role model for men and women and boys and girls that produces the
     fruit of truth, righteousness and justice in their character as an exemplary lone figure in a
     world where lies, unrighteousness and injustice predominate among the multitudes?
     The Lone Ranger was a legendary figure. But you and I are living flesh and blood. Will your
     legacy to the men and women and boys and girls of this world be as good as that of the Lone

The Biblical Record
       The biblical record is full of “Lone Rangers.” Let’s start with Adam. A lone figure, created by God, in God’s own image and likeness, he was the beginning of the human race and establishes
the criteria of spiritual Lone Rangers that echo down through the ages.
       I’m going to discuss prophets and some others, but mostly prophets, because I’m partial to
       “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” A lone, solitary figure,
Enoch was translated by faith, because he pleased God (Hebrews 11:5). As a powerful prophet of
God, Enoch prophesied of the judgement of God (Jude 14,15).
       “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Genesis 6:8). Noah also walked with God
(Genesis 6:9). He was obedient to God in building the ark and was a preacher of righteousness (2
Peter 2:5). A lone, solitary figure, he continued building the ark for many years after he had
prophesied the flood. Noah built the first altar (Genesis 8:20), and was honored by God with the
everlasting covenant of the rainbow (Genesis 9:12-17).
       “For what saith the scriptures? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for
righteousness” (Romans 4:3). “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the
children of Abraham” (Galatians 3:6). Because this prophet of God (Genesis 20:7), one single
individual, believed God in faith, today we are the children of Abraham and sons of the true and
living God (Genesis 12:1-4).
       Moses is another lone and solitary figure. 80 years old, his dream a faded memory, his
strength ebbing with his advanced age, he was called by God to be a deliverer, a law-giver and
leader of God’s people. This mighty man of God, despite his deficiencies, is a tremendous example of what a “Lone Ranger” of God can accomplish by hearing and obeying God. Moses was more
than a prophet in that God spoke directly to him (Numbers 12:4-8).
       We will see a pattern developing here, one that these powerful chosen vessels, in obedience to
God, brought deliverance and restoration to God’s people. And we will see a pattern that each of
these obedient vessels was called directly by God, or His representative, and taught, trained,
matured and activated by God.
       Samuel, another strong, solitary figure was called by God (1 Samuel 3).
       David was anointed by Samuel upon instructions from God (1 Samuel 16).
       Elijah simply suddenly appears in the scriptural record (1 Kings 17:1). His uniqueness is
subsequently reproduced and amplified in his God-chosen successor, Elisha. Elisha is an
exception, not the rule.
       Isaiah was called, anointed and sent by God (Isaiah 6).
       Jeremiah was called, sanctified and ordained a prophet to the nations before he was conceived
(Jeremiah 1-5).
       Ezekiel was called and prepared by God (Ezekiel 1-3).
       Daniel was gifted of God. “As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in
all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams” (Daniel 1:17).
       Of Hosea and Joel, we know nothing of their prophetic preparation.
       Amos was a herdsman and a gatherer of sycamore fruit, called by God. “Then answered
Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an
herdsman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and
the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel” (Amos 7:14,15).
       We know nothing of Obadiah’s preparation as a prophet.
       Jonah was called by God. “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their
wickedness is come up before me” (Jonah 1:2).
       Micah 3:8 “But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of
might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.”
       Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi also have no clear indication
in scripture of their prophetic preparation.
       John the Baptist’s birth and ministry were announced to his father by the angel Gabriel (Luke
1:8-17; 76-80). John the Baptist, was in fact, filled with the Holy Spirit while in his mother’s
       Jesus was fully commissioned into His earthly ministry by the Holy Spirit and God the Father
(Matthew 3:16, 17; Mark 1:9-13; Luke 4:1; John 1:29-34).).
       The mentoring concept is a myth and a lie. The Moses/Joshua and Elijah/Elisha relationship
was the exception, not the rule. A study of the biblical accounts of these men will show that Moses
and Elijah both were evidently trained by God Himself and not by others. God had so empowered
these chosen vessels to accomplish His special purposes through them that He extended their
servanthood to Him by their successors, Joshua and Elisha.
       In truth these biblical examples of “mentoring” bear out the fact that the end result of this
process will reproduce a modified version of the original. Is anybody out there endued with the
wisdom of God to determine whose uniqueness to reproduce, or who is so perfect as to think that
a modified version of yourself will produce anything of eternal value, much less of human worth?
       There is only One human role model for us today. And His name is Jesus Christ. Paul the
apostle said in 1 Corinthians 11:1: “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
“Followers” is mimetes, in the original text, which means an imitator. It is always used in a good
sense in the New Testament. It suggests a constant habit of practice.
       “Disciple,” mathetes, means literally a learner. It signifies a pupil, follower, supporter and
imitator of their teacher. The root word shows thought accompanied by effort. The main idea of
discipleship involves learning and fulfilling Christ’s teachings.
       The concepts of “submission” and “coverings” are man made methods designed to
manipulate, intimidate and control others. A study of the words used in the original text about
“obeying” and “submitting” to another single human beings authority will reveal this.
       We, as individual members of the body of Christ, are each and every one of us responsible for
our relationship with our Creator, God. And we are responsible for not only speaking to Him,
which is communication, but also for hearing Him, which is dialogue between two beings. We are
designed for God’s purposes, and not ours.
       Why does the church continue to try to replicate themselves after the most popular, or the
most influential, or the most entertaining so-called “minister” of the gospel of Jesus Christ? How
about focusing on Jesus Christ, and Him crucified?
       Come to think of it, it looks like the Lone Rangers are the real servants and leaders by
example, doesn't it?
       So how about us focusing on Jesus Christ, and Him crucified?
A Request
       I may not be worthy of the title, but call me a Lone Ranger, if you like ... please!


                "Prophetic People Page Archives"

September 26, 1999

Which Tree Will You Choose?
Steve Morris

       While fellowshipping with the Father, He revealed to me some things in response to a dialogue I had with Him. He reminded me that the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy. He will attempt to kill our faith, and replace it with doubt. He will attempt to steal our joy, and replace it with depression. He will attempt to destroy our salvation and condemn us to doom, i.e., make us feel guilty and unworthy.
       He also stated that:
Our best and most effective weapon against the devil and his followers is truth.
Truth is best disseminated by personal testimony and witnessing.
Satan's best defense against truth is fear of personal rejection.
Fear of personal rejection is overcome by a full knowledge of the truth.
God's word is truth and witnessed to by the Holy Spirit and Christ crucified.
       The Father says to His church:
       My people are being destroyed because of a lack of knowledge, because of a lack of teaching authority of those who have declared themselves to be teachers of My people, My church. You must test every spirit, for there are many spirits in the world today. Many of the things that are being taught and practiced by those who have attempted to establish themselves as teachers of My people, many of these teachings simply reflect the desires of their own hearts in order to prove that their theological theses are being substantiated by what I am sovereignly doing.
       However, the tail does not wag the dog. For I am a God of power, and a God of sovereignty, and it is I Who have created you—you have not created Me. And many are trying to create Me now in their own image, so that I would do their bidding and their will and establish monuments to the desires of their own hearts. There are many reasons for this and for those of you who know My word and know My Spirit, you understand the reason why. Pray for these who are following the dictates of their own hearts, and continue to read and study My word, and continue your fellowship with Me through My Holy Spirit. Continue to keep Jesus Christ in your focus as everything that you need in your life.
       For I would not see My people destroyed because of the posturings of those who call themselves leadership. For My leaders are servants, and My servants are true to My word, and true to My Spirit and true to uplift My Son, Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, as the example for you to follow. They will not point to themselves, or establish themselves, or allow themselves to be exalted or honored, because they are servants. And they operate in love which is based upon the truth of My word and My Spirit. And they will fellowship among you and give of themselves because they are servants.
       Woe unto those who bring destruction unto My body! Woe unto those who would allow themselves to be instruments of the enemy! Woe unto those who are not true servants by bringing blessings to My people! For I am a God of love and a God of power and I am a God of justice. Because I am a God of justice, I am also a God of wrath, bringing destruction unto those who do not follow My word, and My Spirit and My Son. My wrath shall not fall upon My people, those who love Me and fellowship with Me and continue to fulfill their lives by expressing My will for My people, My church.
       Do not be deceived, for in your flesh are many things that would keep you from accomplishing the work and the way and the will that I have for you. Only through the daily taking up of your cross and crucifying your flesh shall you be overcomers, as My Son, Jesus, overcame. For those who truly overcome their flesh and those things that would bring destruction unto them and unto My people, and who truly follow My word and My Spirit and My Son, great shall be their reward.
       For those who continue to bring destruction upon My people destroying them by their lack of knowledge of My word, My Spirit and My Son, those shall be the object of My wrath. For I would not have My people to be ignorant. My Son is the way, the truth and the life. For those who walk upon the earth, narrow is that way, but broad is the place that leads unto destruction. There are few that find the narrow way.
       Truly, truly, I say unto you, not a word of what I have written shall fail to accomplish its purpose and contained in My word is the tree of life. Outside of My word and My Spirit and My Son is the tree of knowledge of good and evil which does not bring life. My will for My people is that you have life and life more abundantly. So you must choose between life and death. If you do not choose then the choice to not accept life is made. But for those who choose life there is no fear, there is only joy and My joy shall continue to strengthen you in the ways of truth.
       Would you receive a stone if you have asked for bread? Surely you must know the difference. So why do you accept a stone instead of the bread of heaven?

Sept. 23, 1999
"Stand Firm"
by Steve Morris

     There are many things that trouble and vex your soul and that bring you
discomfort and pain and in the confusion of all that transpires, in the
confusion of all that comes from the world, from the flesh and from the
devil it is difficult to hear the voice of your Shepherd as He calls
your name. For it becomes lost in the midst of the cacophony of sounds
and in the things that disorient the soul when you see them. So it is
that I have provided a reference point in which all these things may be
brought to naught that you may hear My voice. For My sheep know My
voice. However, when My voice is drowned out in this sea of confusion
then My sheep are confused. So you must stand firm, firm upon My word,
firm in your fellowship with Me through My Holy Spirit.
        As you continue to stand firm in the face of all the confusion that
surrounds you, and as you continue to hold steadfast to My word, and My
Holy Spirit continues to speak to you, you will hear My voice. You know
My voice and I will cause you to hear My voice and I will continue to
lead you and guide you and instruct you so that you may be a follower of
Me and walk in My footsteps and do the things that I have done to an
even greater measure.
        For I shall not withhold any good and perfect gift from you, but I
shall give unto you out of My vast treasury all that you need in order
to accomplish My purposes for you. Remain steadfast in My word, remain
steadfast in your fellowship with Me through My Holy Spirit, and the
confusion about you will be calmed and you will hear My voice clearly.
As you continue to follow Me I shall pour out My anointing upon you. As
I pour out My anointing upon you, you will go into the harvest field so
that My harvest is great. And I will not leave you and I will not
forsake you, but I shall be with you even unto the end of the age.

13th September 1999

Dear Friends,
Jesus Speaks As We Meet Together

Yesterday, Sunday 12th September, in our home fellowship we observed the
Feast of Trumpets (Lev 23:23). The previous evening was clear with little
cloud cover, and the feint crescent of the new moon was visible shortly after
sunset, signifying the beginning of the month. This was the sign Israel
observed in declaring the appointed times (moedim, Heb.) which God had given
them to depict His plan for man, outlined by His festivals. We see Jesus
keeping these same festivals in the New Testament (e.g. Lk 4:16,31; Jn 7:37),
because they were commanded by God, and He was perfectly obedient to all of
God's commands (Jn 15:10). We witness Paul encouraging the new Gentile
converts to be careful in how they observed these times, too, so that they
would not come under justifiable criticism from others (1 Cor 5:8; Col
2:16,17). I always find it remarkable how these particular biblical texts –
which amply demonstrate that the apostolic Church (both Jews and Gentiles, as
Acts 14 and 15 make clear) continued steadfastly in the traditions which God
had established in Israel as part of an everlasting covenant (Lev
23:21,31,41) – have been turned on their head by heretics and those who
misunderstand, to try and undermine the very traditions which they prove the
early Church upheld! And the majority in the Church fall for the lie! Oh, how
cunning is the deceiver!!

The Festival of Trumpets depicts the time which Revelation 19 symbolically
refers to – Jesus' magnificent coming in power and glory to take the Kingdoms
of this world. That is the climactic event in human history when the Church
(true Christians, I mean) will finally be liberated from their bondage in
this evil world. Jesus' coming is the Church's focal point.

But there is a more esoteric coming which is far more significant to us now
as we live out our lives. Jesus comes in our midst when we gather together
for fellowship. And this is what was very noticeable yesterday. As we prayed
together, the anointing came 'down' strongly. There were several tongues
messages with interpretations, which then led into a longer prophetic 'word'.
I spoke out what I was given in the spirit, and at the end of this series of
messages, the Spirit made me 'burn' inside and I felt the anger of God
welling up within me against the stubbornness and rebellion He sees within
the Church. Later in the day, I just 'happened' to see a tape of David
Wilkerson's on the side, entitled Witchcraft in the Church. On that tape,
David Wilkerson elaborates on this despicable sin that governs the lives of
many Christians. It is one of the most anointed messages from this pastor and
prophet of God! A confirmation of what Jesus was also saying through us

As if we needed more confirmation!? God also gave my wife a dream on 9th
September depicting the state of the Church as a rubbish tip. Satan has
dumped all his devious heresies into the Church, fouling it and corrupting
God's pure truth. Here is that dream from our dream diary:

9th Sept 1999. Helena. Dream of Rubbish Tip. I was walking through this
rubbish tip and trying to bring some order to it. It was an impossible task
and nothing could be done with it. As I was walking through it, I came to a
timber house on the edge of the tip site. As I walked past the house, I
noticed that the corner was rounded instead of being true. The house was well
constructed and looked quite well organised, except for the corner. I was
puzzled why this would be left the way it was.
Meaning: God showed me that the tip site was the Church in chaos and
confusion in its teachings, and Satan has dumped all his rubbish into the
Church, causing people to swallow it. The house on the side represents the
group who think they have it all and have no need to modify any of their
teaching. (Laodicean attitude.) God is giving up-to-date revelation and
preparing the Church to be His bride. She must accept all aspects He is
revealing to be considered in this number, and make the necessary changes.
But it is an impossible task to clean up such a confused mess!

As I write this I am reminded of a 'visit' I paid a pastor with some truth
God had given us to give to others who lack it. It was not a personal
face-to-face visit, as we are separated by thousands of miles, but a contact
over the web. I presented the truths God had given me, which this man quite
clearly lacked full understanding about. But the response was negative. He
declined to accept any correction and turned me away by his lack of positive

Sadly, that is the prevalent reaction from pastors when Jesus turns up on
their doorstep with something 'new' which they have not previously known
about. They fail to see Him coming through the human vehicle He uses (the
prophet). The prophet is the most unwelcome of all ministry gifts in the

Paul suffered the same abuse in his day:
"The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. But the Jews incited
the God-fearing women of high standing... they stirred up persecution against
Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region" (Acts 13:49,50, NIV).

Notice that Satan was able to use the most "God-fearing" people to oppose the
latest move God was doing! Times are no different today. This latest move of
God is being opposed by ALL the established churches, Christian ministries,
leaders and denominations! I don't doubt that many of these are very
God-fearing, but so what! When you are blind and ignorant, you will oppose
even Jesus' coming at this time through His prophets!

This dream was given my wife Helena, on 12th September, the day of Trumpets:
Malcolm was cutting the hedge with a hedge trimmer and all that was being cut
off was blowing in his face. He had to wear a face guard to protect himself.

And so God, through several dreams, has shown us that whatever He tries to
prune in the Church through our efforts, gets thrown back in our faces by
those who are contemptuous of any correction or prophetic input. And it is
thrown back with some venom from many people!!

No wonder the Spirit of God came upon me yesterday on the day that depicts
Jesus' coming, and expressed anger and fury at the Church and its leaders! I
will say no more. Here is that 'word' we received:

12th Sept. M. Prophetic words.
My coming (spiritual, not second visible coming) is going to be seen
throughout the earth as My people submit to Me and accept Me more fully in
their lives....
You all can be used. I can flow through each of you, performing wonders as
you submit your lives to Me, to allow Me to lead you by My Spirit. The Spirit
brings peace, reassurance, hope, and sustenance to those who are fully
committed to Me.
There are those who think they have the Spirit, but they don't because they
haven't turned their lives over to Me to let the Spirit work in them.
You have followed in My footsteps doing the things I have created you to do.
Just as I was created upon earth to do the works of God when I lived, so I
have created you to do the same works, that you would fulfil the purpose for
your life as I fulfilled mine...
This is the day of My power. As you flow in Me and I flow through you with
the gifts of My Spirit so you shall witness My life in you.
I do not despise any of My little ones. They can all grow as they use
whatever they are given to use. I love to pour out My Spirit upon those who
welcome Me. So cherish My gifts and My presence in your life. As you submit
to Me I will use you to bring life and light to many. I am a compassionate
God. As you show My compassion, you will see My power flow. As you share that
compassion, you shall share My Spirit with others and you shall experience
joy as I did with My disciples when I was with them upon earth. And they
shared in that same joy when they discovered that I am alive and no longer
dead. You are sensing that joy and life of resurrection.
I am on fire for My people, ready to intervene on their behalf in any
situation and circumstance they encounter...
As you commit your life to Me so I shall use you. For I am looking for a
totally committed people...
The outpouring of the Spirit is like a mighty torrent that cannot be
assuaged. It will be experienced by those who are totally committed to Me.
I am willing to come into any church in this land, if they are willing to
accept Me and all that I require of them. But people are not willing to
receive Me fully in their churches because they walk in the flesh and do not
accept the things of the Spirit... (Walking in the flesh and not in the
Spirit was repeated.)
[Jesus is not dead but is alive now, continually walking amongst the
candlesticks or lampstands, in the midst of the churches....]
[God is furious. The men who stand in the way of what God is doing will be
blown away.] Leaders (church leaders) who have defiled My inheritance will
wish that they had never done so.... [God is angry. Very angry!]
[He is angry with leaders in the Church. He hates their hypocrisy, posing and
posturing, and sham....] I am angry with those who use my Word as a cover for
their filth inside which they have not dealt with through the blood of My
Covenant. They have despised Me and taken lightly the blood of My Covenant.
I am purifying My people that they will learn to have reverence for the
things that are holy.

[N.B. Words in square brackets were in the third person, spoken by the
prophet but inspired by the Spirit. Other words were in the first person, as
divinely inspired through the direction of Jesus. These were not all the
words that were given, but the main thrust of them.]

It was significant also that all members of our family who met in that
fellowship meeting all received dreams from God the night prior to it. God is
speaking!! But are we listening?! We know the promise:
"Where two or three come together in My name, there I am with them" (Matt

But when Jesus appears or speaks to His prophets for the whole Church to take
heed, is He welcomed? You who gladly accept His comfort, will you accept His

There is one other aspect which needs to be mentioned in this context. My
wife Helena had this following dream in August. It is related in her words:

23rd August. H. Dream of Leaders Blocking Next Move of the Spirit. A friend
who was on holiday in this country phoned for a chat. I felt in the spirit
that there was a gulf between us. We had nothing in common and I puzzled over
it. We shared so much truth and yet there was division. We weren't in unity
in the spirit. God gave me a dream to clarify the situation. In this dream,
there was a group of cousins or relatives finding out about each other for
the first time, and having great conversation, sharing joy of discovering
each other. Meaning: this applies to different Christian groups, with similar
beliefs, who could benefit by sharing together what we possess in biblical
truth. The overall feeling was of a family coming together again.
Dream continued: However, on the sideline were elders. One of them had Jewish
features. It was obvious he was a religious leader of standing. He showed
great displeasure at what was going on, and told the others that he was not
going to back this get-together, and he certainly was not going to commit his
money to it! Great sadness fell on the little group because of the decision
of the elders. Whatever was developing there through the Spirit was destroyed
by the human leadership.

And there you have the problem throughout much of the Church of God! God
wants to revitalise the Church, to awaken it to its slumber, but the
established leaders won't have any of it! They resist the moving of the
Spirit. They want to continue to firmly hold the reins of control, but this
prevents the 'rank and file' moving in the power and gifts of the Spirit, and
keeps them in spiritual poverty. The end result, if members don't get out, is
Sardisian death – "You have a name that you live, but you are dead..." (Rev

I have mentioned on previous occasions how God has told us of some amazing
miracles He is going to perform shortly. Raising the dead is on His agenda!
However, despite the fact that this is entirely in line with scripture (it is
part of the Great Commission, see Matt 10:8), critics have thrown defamatory
remarks at us for repeating what God has revealed is to come. And the worst
of these critics have been the leaders in the Church!

So, will the Church move on in the power of the Spirit like Jesus did when He
walked this earth? Or will it continue on in mediocrity and squabbling, more
focused on the things of the flesh than those of the Spirit? Well, the dreams
God has given us provide the answer. But then, who's going to take any notice
of those? After all, we are not Church leaders. And prophets..... well, even
if you believe in them, who takes any notice of them?

Sincerely, in His love,
Malcolm B Heap
Midnight Ministries, PO Box 29, Aylesbury, HP17 8TL, UK.

3 visions & 1 dream
Encouragement from Sandy Warner
Sandy's email:



Hi Loved Ones!

Recently an intercessor friend had a vision of a huge wall of sand
moving down in a funnel like shape.  He said it was almost like a dam
of sand beginning to move.  When I heard the Word, the Lord imparted
to me that it was His hour glass of time.  I had remembered a previous
Word about His sands of time in an hour glass and I understood that He
had been holding back time, in a divine delay.  Now He was holding
back no longer.  The impact of this Word touched me in places that I
am still pondering.  His time table just moved forward!


In the early 80’s the Lord gave me an intercessory assignment that He
called, "Waiting for the brethren."  I was so innocent back then, I
had little idea of what that meant.  As His Words and revelation began
to puzzle together, I understood that it was an intercessory place of
"waiting."  Like a scribe, I recorded His Words, stood in the gap, and
waited for what He had said to come to pass.  There were other
important aspects to the assignment, but they are not relevant to this
posting.  The point is that I was in a time of waiting.

In 1996 I had a dream where I traveled to the upper part of a river
and saw it was being held back behind a restraining wall.  The wall
was bulging and leaking and damp.  As I touched the wall, I could feel
the power of the water surging, like a vibration.  I looked down on
the other side of the wall and there was a deep, deep gorge where the
water was supposed to flow, but it was like a small creek.  I knew it
was only a matter of time when that dam would break and I felt
uncomfortable being right there.


In the next scene, I was further down stream and I saw the river
flowing extremely fast and powerful.  The water was also quite deep
and wide.  The dam must have let go as the current was very strong.  I
saw an unusual sight on the bank above me.  Many drift boats were in
the water, being held back with taut ropes.  The men were waiting at
the oars, inside the boats, and the women were holding the lines on
the bank.  The current was so strong, it was all the women could do to
hold onto those ropes.  Their bodies were leaning far backwards
against the tug of the ropes.  As I looked at this strange sight, it
was as though the only way to get the boats into the river was this
method, as the current was too strong any other way.  (I have had
several years of river running experience and I have never seen the
current so powerful.) Suddenly the women let go of the ropes, and
jumped into the current to swim and catch the boats.

The powerful current reminded me of a friend’s vision in the early
1980's when he saw an almond branch cut off of a tree, then placed
beside a river to dry out.  The branch dried for a very long time, and
in the vision at the same time, he literally felt all his cells become
dry and weak.  He felt as though he had no water left in him.  Then
when it was time, he was pushed into the river.  The river started
small, but soon became a huge torrential current that was much too
strong and too fast for him to do anything but just ride through the


In 1997 I saw a vision where I saw water pouring over a giant dam.
Then I was suddenly in the water above the dam and felt the current
take me.  I was floating safely with my head above water but the pull
was very strong like a forceful magnet.  The Lord opened my ears and I
heard the roar of a huge falls like Niagara Falls.  The sound and the
pull of the water was extremely powerful.

I heard the Lord ask, "Can you afford it?  Can you afford not to?"
Then I heard Him say that it was only a matter of time and when it
came, to let go and be carried along by the gravitational pull of His
powerful flowing Presence.


The sands of time are moving and He is holding back no longer!  We are
in a time and place whereby promises of yesterday are going to quickly
come to pass.  The power of His Presence is a mighty force and will
become so strong that to jump in will take us swiftly to radical
places.  The time is soon coming for courageous decisions to jump into
what God is doing.  He is asking us the questions whether or not we
want to jump in as well as consider the consequences if we don’t!
Jumping in takes courage, and may come at a cost.  However, the cost
will be greater for those who do not take the leap.

OVERCOMING HOPELESSNESS For many, one of the acts of courage in taking
the plunge will be to overcome hopelessness.  For years, they have
been held back in the collecting sands of time.  In the process, they
suffered losses in the pain of waiting upon God to answer prayers and
fulfill His promises.  I am reminded of the men who were so weary that
they could not go with David into battle, so they stayed behind at the
brook Besor to watch over the stuff.  It is interesting that Besor in
the Hebrew means cheerful and comes from a root word basar meaning "to
be fresh, i.e.  full (rosy, (figuratively) cheerful); to announce
(glad news): -messenger, preach, publish, shew forth, (bear, bring,
carry, preach, good, tell good) tidings."  These people were exhausted
and waited for the announcement of good news!  When David came back
with the spoils of the enemy, he proclaimed, "But as his part is who
goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the
supplies; they shall share alike."  So it was, from that day forward;
he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day."  (1 Sam
30:24-25 NKJV) Those who stayed behind received equal pay!


The same is true in the parable of the vineyard workers who did not
join the other workers until the 11th hour.  (Matthew 20) They
received the same pay as those who had born the heat of the day.  What
is even more encouraging is that when payday came, Jesus said, "So
when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward,
Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last
to the first."  (Matt 20:8 NKJV) Those who were sitting along the
sides because no one hired them, not only were put to use, but were
the first to be paid - equal wages.

Our God is a just God.  He knows the pain of years of waiting, the
suffering in being placed on the shelf, the agony of holding on for
any morsel of good news - He sees the hearts who have faithfully
trusted in Him, no matter what the odds and He understands that the
wages for this kind of suffering is worthy of equal pay with those who
have been in a different kind of battle.

I share this Word for all; those who are already in the river, and
those who are still waiting for the river to come.  Prepare your
hearts, for the day is fast coming when His rush of water will reach
you, and you will need to make the decision of a lifetime whether to
"go for it" - no matter what the cost.

If you are one who dried - then died, waiting by the river, then
perhaps the following Word to Ponder will encourage you.  My heart and
prayers are with all who have borne the battle of waiting, as well as
all who have worked in the heat of the day.


[Taken from Words to Ponder, volume 1 by Sandy Warner]

You have suffered the pain of delay.  You have wept and I have wept.
I cried at Lazarus’ tomb.  I cry at yours.  Like Mary and Martha, you
turned to Me - your only trust, your only hope, your only God.  I
wasn't just your God Who delivers, you trusted Me as your Friend.  Is
it any wonder I cry at your tomb?

I have suffered every ache in your heart as you have died the slow
death of disappointment.  I have grieved over the death of My Beloved.

I was so proud of you.  You, who knew no thought of war, of evil
confrontation.  I taught you to stand, and you stood valiantly.  My
Beloved, My courageous one.  You believed Me.  You trusted Me
explicitly.  You followed Me wholeheartedly through the battlefield.
I was so proud of you.  How can I reach you, when you lie in the tomb
of disappointment?  I weep for you.

I will defend My Beloved.  The enemy has no victory.  I allowed the
delay.  Did I not say if you would believe, you would see the glory of
God?  Is anything too hard for your God?  Would you trust Me to be
your Friend, though you lie in the coldness of the tomb?  Listen for
My voice.  I will call and there shall be a mighty resurrection.

All that was taken shall be restored unto you.  There will be nothing
lost. And you shall live to see the glory of God.  You will not only
see My glory, you will live in it.  Weep no more My Beloved.  For soon
I am coming with vengeance upon the enemy tactics.  You shall enjoy the
spoils of war. Your reward is coming.

Think not that I am a God of disappointment.  I am coming with healing
in My wings.  When My voice calls, I will raise you up.

"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will
heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.  After two days will
he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live
in his sight.  Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD:
his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us
as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth."  (Hosea
6:1 KJV)