August 16, 2016
Rejoice, Heartdwellers! We are moving ahead into a new day - and exceptional gifts will be given to those who press in. May His courage and stamina be with you.
Before I get into the message, I wanted you to know that if we continue on as we are now: praying, offering fasts and repenting under the conviction of Sweet Holy Spirit, I believe that whatever natural disasters God may allow, none of them will result in nationwide Marshall Law. I believe the ruling Elite were expecting something significantly destructive, but the Lord will not allow it, because it would interfere with the elections. That doesn't mean that it couldn't happen in different states, but as far as the entire country is concerned, I just really feel the Lord is going to preserve that, so that we can move forward with the elections.
There are all kinds of prophecies about September and world-wide destruction, but the Lord has shared His heart of Mercy with us, which is not the execution of justice but a provision for Mercy and continued repentance. So, let's not get side-tracked with all the doom and gloom prophecies. You know He doesn't want us surfing for the latest bad news and impending disasters. When we begin doing that we undermine what He promised us. It's hard to hold onto your faith when you feed on other people's opinions, because there's so MANY of them - and they all conflict! So, lets hold onto His promises and put our hands to the plough, not looking back.
That said, I've been working on the portrait of Jesus for two days and we are getting really close. I'm not going to show it to you until it's a little more finished, though. And also, the Rhema book may be ready around the same time, so we may use it for the cover. Suffice it to say that Holy Spirit has really taken over the portrait and really helped me. I ran into a few places where I was totally stumped, and He came in and just fixed it.
So, moving on...
I want to share with you, that as the ministry continues to be attacked, we are daily learning more and more of the enemy's tactics. Some things I have shared with you and I'd love to hear back from you about the results. If any of you have been praying against those corrals or barriers, energy barriers that try to keep us limited in what we can do. Try to isolate us from other things. Let me know if any of you have prayed against that, and seen better results with your prayers.
Other things are still so new to Ezekiel and I, we are still discerning. But let's just say, we are getting spectacular results in the healing department and every time the enemy comes against us - we learn more. One thing that I believe is absolutely essential is Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
There are some who are quite embarrassed to yield their tongues to Holy Spirit, but this is something we all have to get over, guys. In the Second Chapter of Acts, we are shown what the first Pentecost was like when Holy Spirit descended upon those gathered in prayer.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from Heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Now there were staying in Jerusalem, God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: "Aren't all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"
Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?" Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine." Acts 2:1-13
Well, that's when Peter popped up and quoted Joel to them. But I didn't want to go into that. I wanted to just linger in that area of "being made fun of."
Are we going to allow embarrassment to keep us from receiving the power gifts from on high? You know, the very day that Jesus ascended into Heaven, He gave the command with a promise: Behold, I'm sending the promise of My Father upon you. But remain in the city until you've been clothed with power from on high. Luke 24:49
Satan knows very well what gifts accompany the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. So, he has deliberately contrived lies to discourage believers from receiving the fullness promised to us. He doesn't want to hear us speak in Holy Spirit's language - words that perfectly target exactly what he's trying to pull off, words that stop the enemy's operation dead in its tracks. Words that disclose the darkness that befuddles believers. No, he wants us walking around in the dark scratching our heads, trying to figure out what just happened to us and what he is going to do next.
If this gift were not vital to spiritual warfare, never would the enemy bother to malign it. One thing you can count on: Satan targets those gifts which are most threatening to the kingdom of darkness. So, to have this gift is to shine a light on the dark and putrid workings of the enemy. And the last thing he wants is to be discovered, because not only will Holy Spirit reveal what is going on, He will instruct us in the weapon to use against it. AND VERY OFTEN, THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS IS TONGUES, IS PRAYING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Now, sometimes you'll be given the interpretation when you are praying in tongues, and other times you won't. But you may feel the anointing. I know that whenever I go into a house to do a deliverance, or to seal any portals - I CAN FEEL, I KIND OF GET GOOSE-BUMPS, WHEN I WALK IN THE ROOM AND THERE'S A DEMON THERE, OR A PORTAL THERE. AND I PRAY IN THE SPIRIT, AND THE LORD SHOWS ME WHAT TO DO AND TO SAY. THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT IS WELL UNDERSTOOD BY THE ENEMY. WE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT, BUT HE UNDERSTANDS IT. AND HOLY SPIRIT DEALS DIRECTLY WITH HIM, He doesn't mince any words, He doesn't poke around in the dark. He doesn't shotgun blast it - He goes right for the jugular. So, this is a power gift, and it's so important.
We are going up the mountain, Heartdwellers. The Lord is beginning with housecleaning, repentance and an amendment of life; to live for Him and not ourselves. He is preparing us for the next move of His Holy Spirit and it requires new levels of honesty with ourselves and others. It requires a water-tight ship that Satan can't target and sink, because the hull was compromised by sin. Jesus wants to give us the power gifts that bring healing and restoration to our sick and broken souls. Then we will go out and heal and deliver in His Power.
So, this season is a time of preparation. A time for housecleaning and repairs, so that all the graces He wants to equip us with will be safely locked in a house, with the foundation of Love covered by the roof of Humility.
At this point I asked the Lord, "Do You have something to share with them?"
"But as always, before one can fill a vessel, it must be cleansed of impurities and repaired where it's been damaged. Gone are the days when prayer easily puts the enemy to flight. Now their orders are to persevere against us, until the target is utterly defeated. In other words, the enemy is out to kill you and steal everything you've been given. You cannot run and hide from this; you must present yourself ready and willing on the battlefield. Retreat is not an option. Remember I told you that the cowardly cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. (Rev. 21:8) You have to be willing to fight.
"I know many of you are older and tired; even very tired. But when you press in -doing it anyway, I will be faithful to regenerate all you have lost in My service.
"You must learn to keep walking when you've been shot, and go back for your brother who is lying wounded in the trench. I'm calling for a new level of commitment and service from you all. As always, the benefits will be "out of this world." But I am deeply blessed, for My People are not mercenaries. No, they are dedicated shepherds and shepherdesses.
"And as you press in and are called up higher, into more fierce battlefields, you will be fully equipped and protected with all that is necessary. Rely more and more on My Holy Spirit, and less and less on your own prowess and experience. The enemy is far more experienced at these battles, and only by relying totally on My Spirit for direction and arming, only 'by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts', shall you do valiantly.
"Is there anything too hard for Me? No, I say, there is not. So, DO NOT ALLOW THE PERIMETERS OF THE PAST DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE. RATHER, KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME AND I WILL LEAD YOU INTO NEW TERRITORY TO TAKE FOR THE KINGDOM. MY PEOPLE, THE UNSAVED ARE CALLING OUT DESPERATELY FOR TRUTH. YOU HAVE WHAT THEY ARE LONGING FOR. MOVE FORWARD IN COMPLETE CONFIDENCE THAT WHERE I LEAD, I EQUIP - AND EXPECT TO DO THINGS UNHEARD OF IN THE PAST. I AM WITH YOU. CONFIDENTLY MOVE FORWARD INTO NEW ANOINTINGS. DO NOT BE SATISFIED WITH THE PAST, LEST YOU FALL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, WHILE OTHERS MOVE FORWARD INTO THEIR DREAMS.
"Remember: I am with you. I will equip you. If I've put it in your heart to do, and it's one of your dreams - we're going to move forward and accomplish it. In My power and anointing."