Wednesday, January 11, 2017

“THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT WILL TRY MEN’S SOULS” - A TIME FOR DIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENT (Prophetic Song of The Lord at End of Message)






By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit


My heart aches and yes, even trembles a bit at the broad measure of deception that has had a huge increase in these difficult days.

Spirits that imitate the voice of our Savior are cloaking themselves as Angels of light and also come masquerading as the Voice of the Holy Spirit in order to distract and lure believers away, slowly from sound convictions, godly warnings, and above all, THE still small Voice.

The Bible tells us that deception; doctrines of demons, and false prophets will increase.

The Spirit has spoken expressly that in the latter times some would depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.

It feels as if those days are upon us and though we might try to withdraw or hide, we cannot escape them; we must overcome in the midst of them, for this is the will of God concerning us.

Strange as it may seem, the danger today is greater for the passionate Christian than for the lukewarm and the self-satisfied.


THE SEEKER AFTER GOD'S BEST THINGS IS EAGER TO HEAR 
ANYONE WHO OFFERS A WAY BY WHICH HE CAN OBTAIN THEM.”
~A.W. Tozer

The type of person Mr. Tozer is speaking about, longs for some new experience, some superior view of truth, some operation of the Spirit that will raise him or her above the dead level of religious bumpiness they see all around them, and for this reason these people are ready to lean a concerned ear towards the “new and the amazing” in faith, first and foremost if it is presented by someone with an attractive personality and a reputation for “enhanced” saintliness.

HOWEVER, our Lord Jesus the great Shepherd of His sheep has not left His flock to the ruthlessness of the wolves. He has given us the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit and yes, the natural ability of common sense watching, and He expects us to apply ourselves to their help all the time.

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good," said Paul.
(I Thess. 5:21)

"Beloved, believe not every spirit," wrote John, "but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world"
I John 4:1

"Beware of false prophets," our Lord warned, "which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
Matt. 7:15


A TIME FOR DIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENT

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



"So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; 
 
do not turn aside to the right or to the left."
Deuteronomy 5:32



NOTHING THAT COMES FROM GOD WILL MINISTER TO OUR PRIDE 
OR SELF-CENTEREDNESS

N O T H I N G!

If we are tempted to be conceited and to feel superior because we have had an incredible vision or a radical spiritual experience, or if we feel extraordinarily more well informed or gifted with educational pursuits and feel the need to inflict our “superior-ness” upon others, we should fall immediately to our knees and repent of the ugly and fleshly, self-serving thing! We have fallen and have been duped by the arrogant and self-deceived enemy of our souls, Lucifer.

“For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.” - 1 John 2:16

LOOKING FOR CONTINUAL SAFETY AND HELP?

When we walk in the way of surrender and tenderness with our ears tuned in towards the frequency of the 
”still small voice of God”, we actually walk in a safe haven or overshadowing safety of the Presence of God. Training our spiritual ears to hear the voice of the 
Father creates and provides a lifetime “guarantee” of knowing when the storms or troubles will arise as well as intense persecution.  There 
is a promise for direction from a place of Divine Protection and direction whenever it’s 
needed.

"Therefore my heart is glad 
and my tongue rejoices; 

My body also will rest secure.” - Psalm 16:9

REST AND WAITING IS CRUCIAL

The man or woman with an honest heart will find no difficulty here. It is the hardest thing the mind and body to do! Learning to rest and wait when the world is 
screaming at a fevered pitch, 
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NOW?
It is a hard 
learned yet reachable discipline if we will lean into it and ask for God’s help.

Yes, only HE can train us in this discipline of rest and waiting. Our flesh will never give into it willingly. Hear and then HEED the Voice of God calling you to enter into His rest. It is a place of pleasant 
minimalism and uncluttered guidelines. His Presence silences all of the noise of the day 
and noise of the Head.

ANY REAL WORK OF GOD IN OUR HEART 
WILL TEND TO MAKE US UNABLE TO ENJOY WORLD'S FELLOWSHIP.

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."
(I John 2:15)

It can be declared clearly, that any spirit that allows “give and take” with the world…

…Is a deceiving spirit.


GOD’S PRESENCE IS A PLACE OF SAFETY FOR THE WEARY

Dear Child of God! 
There is no judgment or shame there. 
It is a restful place of learning to take up an easy yoke and a light burden.

Perhaps right now…. as you read this…you might need to get away from music in 
headphones or speakers, away from the ring tones on your new awesome phone with all of those cool new apps, and enter into 
the safe haven of God.
Lay down the weight of worry and frustration. The anger at life all bottled up in 
rage and gloom! All you need to take with you into the place of refuge is a willing and listening heart. 
Ready to trust the Divine Protector and Provider.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, 
O LORD,
Even as we put our hope in you.
Psalm 33:22

PLEASE SIT BACK AND LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING PROPHETIC SONG 
FROM THE SPIRIT OF GOD! 
IT WILL SING LIFE INTO YOUR WEARY SOUL! 

CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL ©
Spontaneous Prophetic Song of The Lord

There is a river of life; there is a river that flows
From the city of God, There is a river of life
There is an ocean, Deep and wide and strong
And there is a pathway, in the water wide and long

There is a Master, Captain, at the helm of life
And there is Someone standing,
Steering the course in the fog at night
Even though the times that you can't see Me
Even though the times that you can't hear Me
I am the echo in the night

There is an ocean deep and wide
And there is a river flowing by your side
And even though the darkness might come
Remember the promise I've given you
I will guide you in the storms of life

Come with Me a while and see, that I am He
The Captain at the helm
Come and see that I have a course now set
In the heavenly realms

There is a river, a place for you to flow
There is a river, there is something more
For you to know

Let me take control, let Me drift your life away
For in the darkness of night
You can hear Me better say

I am the Captain of your soul
And I am the Master of the storm
Remember when you can't feel
Remember when you can't set your sail
Remember when there's no breezes
Remember there is a voice that pleases

There is a river, there is an ocean
There is a Captain at the helm

And though you might not see Me
And though you might not feel Me
I am still in the heavenly realm
I am still in the heavenly helm

Captain of the sea
Captain of the storm
Come and rest with Me

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Thank you. 
Copyright © 2017 "
THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow 



Saturday, December 10, 2016

"A DIFFERENT SEASON - A SIMPLIFIED WALK - A WORD FROM THE LORD




by Mary Lindow

I HAVE AN UNUSUAL STIRRING IN MY SPIRIT FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT AS I WRITE THIS MESSAGE.
The Lord is revealing a sound in the earth coming from the hearts and deep cries of so many of His people right now. Perhaps it might even be yours as you read. There is a cry of hunger for His sure, safe presence in difficult times and in changing times.

A NEED FOR QUIET 
The world and it's voices of influence, humanistic subtleties and constant technology and it's sounds bring about an overload of weariness to all people, and there is a greater need for a place of rest for the warriors of truth who are very aware of the pressures that have not stopped mounting for many years now.
THERE IS MUCH TREACHERY OCCURRING IN THE EVIL PLANS OF DARKNESS AND THE PEOPLE HELD CAPTIVE BY IT THESE DAYS! 
It can bring a real sense of despair, broken-heartedness and shock when you encounter this type of thing and when it attempts to destroy your hope and confidence in what the Lord Jesus has set you apart for to express in His Power and in His name.
WHY OH WHY ALL THE DELAYS? 
I don't know fully why it seems as if good people who are sincere and pure hearted seem to go through more persecution and repeated difficulty than those who seem to be the ones perpetuating the majority of it!!

SO MANY RIGHT NOW ARE NEARLY AT THEIR WITS END 
WAITING FOR GOD TO RELIEVE THEM OF SORROW, 
DISILLUSIONMENT AND BATTLE FATIGUE!

"My soul faints with longing for your rescue, 
But I have put my hope in your word."
Psalm 119:81

THE ENCOURAGER HEARS YOU! 

"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; 
You encourage them, and you listen to their cry."
Psalm 10:17

What is this verse saying to you and I right now? 
It is saying that the Lord Himself will encourage us! That is why we must continue to fight for that place of Divine refuge! That "get away from it all place" of hungering and longing for His comfort.
He knows our hurt, our loneliness, our scorched and heart torn issues! 
He understands how agonizing and bled out we can get when it seems as if battle after battle we begin to wonder if something might be wrong with us!
"Hope delayed makes the heart sick, 
but when dreams come true, 
there is life and joy." 
Proverbs 13:12 (NAT)

NOTHING CAN SATISFY DRY LIPS LIKE WATER! 
We are in a time where no persons opinions, no one's books, no one's TV shows are going to satisfy that craving, that need for a thirst quenching drink of companionship with God.
We long to hear words from someone that tell us everything is going to be all right! That our children will be safe, our homes protected, our basic needs provided! And yet! Nothing out there satisfies us fully!

You see Dear Beloved of the Father,
THE SEASON OF GREAT HUNGER FOR THE SIMPLE WALK WITH JESUS HAS BLOSSOMED!
Only time spent with him like a dear, dear friend, will fill the gaping ache you have. He will speak, He will comfort, and He will show you what is true and what is false in the days ahead if you will return to that Place of companionship with Him. Away from the opinions of men and the noise of this life.

"Every word you give me is a miracle word- how could I help but obey? 
Break open your words, let the light shine out, 
let ordinary people see the meaning. 
Mouth open and panting, 
I wanted your commands more than anything. 
Turn my way, look kindly on me, 
as you always do to those who personally love you." 
Psalm 119:129-131 (The Message)

A PROPHETIC WHISPER TO YOUR HEART FROM THE SAVIOR 
To know of My ways, you must know ME! 
To Know Me, you must spend time with ME. 
To spend time with Me, you must purpose, to put aside the lists of things you have to do, before you can spend time with Me. 
Order you days first in My Presence, and watch the desires of your heart be fulfilled. Man and his counsel will always fall short of the full truth of My Wisdom. I have blueprints and a Master plan for so many things yet to build upon in your life.
Come. Let us talk again together. 
You are the temple, the house of My Holy Spirit. I desire to build you up in spiritual strength as you walk in prayer conversations with me. I will fulfill your longing for peace and direction as you step up again into a heavenly trust and rest.
People will change, man will fail you, friends will turn, if they are not seeking My Voice above the clamor of the day. And you My child will fail others, if you listen to your own voice of reason and intelligence. As you turn to Me, you will see My compassion poured out upon you and you will then have My power of pure godly compassion and Wisdom-driven grace to pour out on others.
I too, long for you as well! Seek Me - with all of your heart, your longings, your heartaches, your dreams. And I will be there with arms of strength to rescue you from Despair.
"You will seek me and find me 
when you seek me with all your heart." 
Jeremiah 29:13

"The LORD is good to those, whose hope is in Him, 
to the one who seeks Him." 
Lamentations 3:25
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