Monday, December 1, 2014

A WORD FOR THE CLOSING OUT OF THE YEAR “2014” - “PULLED AND TESTED, STRETCHED AND RESTRAINED”


By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow

Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, 
and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.
For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, 
though a man's misery weighs heavily upon him.
Ecclesiastes 8:5-6


PULLED AND TESTED, STRETCHED AND RESTRAINED


In all of our lives as believers, we face times and settings where there is a feeling of being pulled and tested, stretched and restrained.
Often, during these excruciating events, those who avoid personal character development tend to give unrestrained advice, spiritualized platitudes, and often, trumped up words of so-called prophetic inspiration to help us not suffer so!
As we begin to see the Lord's plan in all of this we also come to
understand that if we are not first hearing His voice, His heart, His word in the matters that are straining us, nothing any man or woman says can bring the ultimate light of clarity and release! 


WINTER SPRING SUMMER AND FALL
 
We all face seasons of change that correspond much like the four seasons we observe yearly.
Nothing is more surprising than to have an interruption of what we presume to be what is "normal" for an earthly expectation, in one of those seasons.
When a sudden ice storm blows in unexpected in the late spring and encrusts the tender blooms on fruit trees and garden plants, we are devastated by the loss of not only the blooms, but also the fruit it could have produced. It appears as if there has been a cruel storm sent to cause crop failure.
  
THIS CURRENT SEASON OF DIVINE TENSION
For many reading this Message, you feel as if you have experienced a "Crop failure", perhaps several, and just cannot take one more aching disappointment. Many hearts have passed their tender agonies to me on paper, in emails and through the telephone.

ANGUISH HAS ITS OWN PERFUME 
I too have heard the whispers of the voices of darkness try to entice,with wearisome words of worry, paranoia and doubting!
"Give up!" they say! "What good is this time of shaking doing?"
"What possible good can come out of believing that there is something occurring that will bring a fresh advancement when all seems to have stalled or strained?"

And yet, another set of voices would tempt with words of esteem whispering;

"Make it happen! 
Proclaim mighty deeds and things to come with fervor, flair and well honed words of impact!"
"Use it or lose it!"
"Promote, push, and publish! It is all yours for the taking!"
Both of these voices come from the subtleties of the soul and well oiled spiritual voices trained by the prince of lies and fleshly impulse.
But. 
In the midst of these strains and attempts to distract comes a clear undeniable "Divine Tension" that pulls and stretches the heart of the humbled believer.
It calls simply, firmly, and does not lack a depth of confidence and direction. This “Presence” causes a clash with all that seems to be "the way of man" and will not relent.

THE EARTH IN TURMOIL

It doesn't take much to understand that the earth is in upheaval, rivalry, and chaos wherever we look. There is a tangible and penetrating "tension" in the events we are seeing unfold every day. Parallel to this explosion of pure evil and lulling to sleep of many, there is a Divine Course being laid out for those who have come to the end of themselves.

ETERNITY IS IN THE SIGHTS OF THOSE LOOKING 
TO A KINGDOM YET UNSEEN

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have been preparing a bride. This is done only through the shaping tools of heavenly choice.
The chisel and hammer have been at times brutal and unflinching, yet, when the soft hand of The Almighty begins to apply the oil of polishing, He does it with His own hand as well.
He makes it beautiful in His own timing, even though the “Divine Tension” seems as if it might cause us to "snap" under the pressure of His hand, smoothing away the roughness of our thoughts and soul's intentions.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
Yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

HEARING, REFINING, HEEDING
 
The King of all Glory is training those who have been thrust on the altar of fire to hear from Him as one who strains to catch the song of a bird in distant meadow.
It takes the "spiritual ear" and training it to identify even the slightest note or sound, however distant, and to learn to silence the sounds and voices of distraction until the  "honing in" on the sound, the glorious sound of peace, finally directs and sustains us with all that we hear.
And then, having drunk deeply of the Voice of the Beloved and Divine Counselor, quickly, without mental filing way of instructions, we move and heed His mapping out of plans for this appointed time.

RISING FROM THE ASHES OF THE REFINING OF GOD

So! Unto those who hear this word from heaven, claiming you are one of Heaven's very own, know that you are being formed and fashioned into sober, clean containers, prepared for infilling.
My Spirit will fall upon those who are not seeking to lay claim to My voice, but instead HEED My voice and SEEK My face. 
They shall be examples of purity in My Kingdom and will not strive among the self-promoting and "wordy".
The broken will be safe in the arms of these who have passed through the current season of being pulled and tested, stretched and restrained and they will restore the devastated.
My "faithful hearts" will not be compelled to build agendas for Me and My Presence, because I will BE the Presence that creates the Manifestations of Glory and Might in the earth, without the fanfares of men.
You have been reduced to desperation in order that I might restore you to Inspired living, in full fellowship with ME.
Isaiah 61
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
Because the LORD has anointed me
To preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim freedom for the captives
And release from darkness for the prisoners,

2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
And the day of vengeance of our God,
To comfort all who mourn,

3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion
To bestow on them a crown of beauty
Instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness
Instead of mourning,
And a garment of praise
Instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
A planting of the LORD
For the display of his splendor.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

THE CHURCH THAT GOD CAN NAME AS “HIS NEW VESSEL”






~ by Mary Lindow


There are many things going on in the midst of God’s people. 
Yet significantly there are two things we need to speak about. 

One is a movement, which is organized by man. And in this realm we find the organized church system with their planned programs, teachings and sacraments.  

The other is a movement of people coming into a frustration with those organized systems and coming out of those established order of things. 

So many churches have gone through pain and devastation because of uprising in their ranks.
Church leaders and members separate. Their unresolved issues and wounds infect others around them.  With their tongues and pen, (and emails and Facebook postings) their resentment and bitterness spread in uncontrollable proportions.

Christians in other Churches receive the bad report. They don’t even know the people involved but… ...Because they have inclined their ears to hear them, the report poisons them like toxic waste in their souls. If unchecked, this becomes a hideous, malignant cancer cell eventually damaging their mind and attitude towards Churches or Christians. 

But the most sorrowful part is to see these believers drifting without any type of solid anchor to hold themselves steady

And that becomes another thing in itself.  The enemy quickly moves to make them into another established ‘independent group’, away from God’s original thought and purpose. 

The age-old serpent, the ultimate enemy of our souls, has not lost the art of deception even after centuries! He, even now, can cause God’s people, including the sincere ones, to miss the mark!


I believe that this touches the greatest widespread PROBLEM IN WESTERN churches.
The consumer culture has invaded the church.
Pastors and people are not united "for better or for worse" but just like it is practiced and encouraged in secular commercial organizations these days, until the pastor “fails to perform.” 
And “performance” is compared- even though unconsciously most of the time – with film and television performances!


Church goers in Western countries watch between 15-20 hours of television a week, AND UP TO 100 hours are spent on mobile phone and social networks - and then THEY come to church.
They bring with them expectations of the pastor-as-preacher, pastor-as-counselor, pastor-as-comedian and all around nice guy! Which are in all roles, for 99% of pastors, unreasonable and totally impossible to ever fulfill.

Pastors are being asked to be a one man/one woman, three ringed circus act and need to jump through hoops of fire, be shot out of cannons, and get into a cage filled with lions and tame them, in order to somehow “Wow” the people, to convince them that they have a desire for them to stick around long enough to learn the basics of a godly life!


The consumer culture we all now live in
and sadly…embrace, is less about serving one another, or encouraging one another, or …having patience with one another!
It is much more interested with getting  “top dollar value for tithes and time.”  “Or…I Pay - YOU pray!”


Today things have degenerated into vagueness, irrelevancy and uncertainty. 
The real meaning of what God’s purpose in His people really is meant to passionately reflect…. is missing.   Things that ARE NOW being said and done… do not mean what they did mean originally in His Word. 

So many spiritual and scriptural terms are put into motion, but they are not in the same dimension and point of view, which are in the Divine plan! 


The tragedy is that so many well-meaning believers have gone on with the outward appearance of searching for the will of the Lord and they fail to see that the power of His radiant life is missing
Well, the Apostle Paul warned us in his letter to Timothy about this….“ This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come…Having the form of godliness (true religion) but denying the power thereof .”


My heart is really sad to see things as they are around us. 
Everything is falling short of its original design.  
There is so much labor and “muster” being pumped out there and is being poured into the “church machine” more than any time in the history of God’s people! Yet the toil is ending in heart breaking disappointment! 

Nothing is fully and finally getting through to the end.  It is all stopping at some place.  Is that not what we read in the past moves of restoration or reformation?  They all stopped somewhere. 

Beloved, there is something that is missing and eluding. 
There is something that is absent which hinders the ultimate issue. Is there any one who asks,  “Lord, why is this thing happening?”  Sadly… The Majority is going on in their frenzy to find a place where they can dictate on their terms just how THEY have decided to serve Him.


Saints, only those devoted to humility and honor can be saved from this deadly poison that lulls those longing to be entertained and pampered, into apathy and spiritual paralysis!


God’s truly  DEVOTED PEOPLE in this hour should seek Him and that which is upon His heart. 
What the Lord is doing in this hour is so different …and we should be sensitive to Him!   He is looking for His New Vessel in which the power of resurrection may freely work. 

The Apostle Paul said “according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20b).  These vessels will have to be men and women who have “seen”!  They shall be like “a voice in the wilderness”.


It is becoming more and more clear that God must do a FRESH thing AMONG HIS PEOPLE!
And that fresh thing is that He is drawing them to seek the Lord Himself and His manifested presence! 

The Psalmist said, “When You said oh Lord, Seek My face; my heart said unto You, Your face, Lord will I seek.”


Will you set your face to seek Him?
Oh that God may find His ‘Davids’ in this crucial hour that will set their faces towards Him at the command of His voice!


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THE CHALLENGE BEGINS - "I AM RESTRUCTURING AND REFURBISHING EVERYTHING" - A Prophetic Insight For Today's Church





 By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit 


The Lord has shown me that there are a great number of Divine plans being drawn up and a re-designing going on in the lives of those called to move into the roles of Kingdom modeling of the Father's heart, the Savior's desire and the Holy Spirit’s purest functions in the Body.

"See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms.
To uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow.
To build and to plant."
- Jeremiah 1:10


A PHASE OF "REFURBISHMENT"
The Lord spoke to me in this time about His house of worship. As we put first and out in front of everything else, the “becoming of safe shelters” and hearts of men surrendered to him as yielded vessels, there will be rooms re-designed by the "Master’s craftsmen" that will be filled with strategically planned prayer initiatives, music rooms equipped with "unpolluted spiritual headsets" to hear the songs of the Kingdom and then actually record and share them freely. 

Church sanctuaries will become more like "family rooms" where multi-cultural groups become "one family" as they fix their eyes on upon the "fireplace" of the presence of the Holy Spirit and His Upper Room visitation type of power and might, accompanied by inspired teaching from God’s word.

 "I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me,
And what the King had said to me.
They replied, "let us start refurbishment."
So they began this good work.
~ Nehemiah 2:18


I AM RESTRUCTURING EVERYTHING

"Yes says the Lord!  I Am restructuring everything in your lives that I have allowed to be taken and shaken from you! How can you be examples of My fresh demonstration in the earth with the worn out living of the past?

Those who continue to cling to the accolades of the past and bygone ministry meetings and services (even if they were recent) will receive a limited amount of new responsibilities until they realize that the past is... PAST!

Each day is a new day and needs a fresh approach to the fresh design template that I AM revealing!"

"The day for building your walls will come, 
The day for extending your boundaries."
 Micah 7:11

The unseen prophetic and travailing groups of individuals, who are being shaped into the fabric of my own weaving, are currently being made ready for a swift and dynamic change of stride. 

What was once long and hard will become shortened and filled with purpose. Release of My grace and abundant mercy is coming into fulfillment as you end your cycle of instructions for this past season. 

"My friends don’t be surprised at the painful things that you are now suffering, 
Which are testing your faith.

Don’t think that something strange is happening to you.

 But you should be happy that you are sharing in Christ’s sufferings.
You will be happy and full of joy when Christ shows his glory."
1 PETER 4:12-13


SHOUTS OF JOY
There will be shouts and tears of joy as heaven moves upon the hearts of wise, kingdom-minded saints, who have been given grave responsibility over heavenly blessed currency. My sober, truth-seeking saints, will hear my voice and will not be moved by flashy pleas for glamorous support and promises of free gifts in return!  No! They will be led by the counsel of my Holy Spirit to be vessels that release a steady flow into the hands of those ready to only build with the name "Jesus" on the final product. The financial institutions will be dumbfounded as supernatural windfalls hit many believers, while worldly concepts and scheming only further muddy the waters of universal finance.


RE-ESTABLISH A NEW "HABITAT OF WORSHIP"
Allow Me to do this work of re-construction without hindrance or fear!
I will RE-ESTABLISH a new "habitat of worship" within each of My people who allow Me to walk into each room of their hearts, tearing out the embedded dirt, grime and staleness of passive and fearful living.

Accusing and harsh judgments, disrespect for others who have devoted their time in preparation, and -critical attitudes will be purged again and again in the hearts of believers who have yet to see those whom I lovingly call beloved and faithful, even though viewed as awkward or fragile in the eyes of the immature or worldly heart.

"All who belong to the Lord, 
 show how you love him!

The Lord protects the faithful, 
  
But he firmly rebukes
 everyone who is proud."
Psalm 31:23


A TIMELESS DESIGN
It is the day for each member of My Body to think of themselves as one Godly unit, ready to honor and edify each unique Master plan of their King. It's the hour where building upon egos and entitlement is over and the conviction of My Spirit goes to work, until the knowledge of humility and eternal reward are viewed as the most perfect and timeless design.

 "Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts,
Try to excel in gifts that build up the church."
1 Corinthians 14:12


AN ASSURANCE FOR RELIEF
As the training in humility and gentleness of “heart-expanded compassion” are applied in your lives as friends of Me, your King, your souls will stop from striving and from chasing after lofty goals you set out to accomplish in your own strength.

You will learn to listen to the wisdom and warnings of others in simplicity and in humility. In gentleness you will sincerely approach one another as I the Lord do to you.  Although I am the wisest among you, I put no heavy yokes or shameful methods of performance upon my children. I simply yoke them to Myself in a promised rest when they yield humbly. 

"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
For I am gentle and humble in heart,
And you will find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:29


~A PROPHETIC WORD CONCLUSION~

"Hear Me!" -Cries the Spirit of Holy Grace and Mercy!
I desire to move upon, in, and through each of you. Not one of you alone can endure the onslaughts of evil by standing aloof and silent. Nor can the most vocal of gifts among you clearly communicate all that I long to express.

Until each one is willing to step into the Holy place of pure relationship with Me and with one another, waiting, crying out in prayer, Yes - even waiting until I come and refresh, then those ready for training and release who are waiting in the wings will not fully come forward.

Until it is imprinted into your heart that this segment in time is for the saving of the lost, the redeeming of the wasted, and the release of the power of My glory, you will be so very frustrated by the heaviness that continually harasses your soul.

What I authorize, I protect. 

Be certain that you have heard what I am saying.

I am fully aware of the weariness and fatigue you have been experiencing. Heavier than anything you can recall from the past.

“Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, 
As though something strange were happening to you!”
1 Peter 4:12

There are many others globally who are also still wrestling out of the cocoon in newness and are suffering also. PRAY FOR THEM!

Conflict will be a normal disturbance in the days ahead. 
Unless you harness the power of consistent prayer and train yourselves in regular gatherings of prayer and worship together, you will shrink back into serious doubt, anxiety and dread when the trauma of warfare attacks!!


GIVE VOICE TO MY SPIRIT!
Awaken your silent tongue and give voice to my name, My power and My Kingdom Solutions! No resistance executed against you will ultimately succeed! My Spirit longs to broadcast wonders, to decree Justice, and to destroy darkness with your lips proclaiming from the spirit.

"So is my word that goes out from my mouth: 
It will not return to me empty, 
But will accomplish what I desire 
And achieve the purpose for which I sent it." 
Isaiah 55:11

Speak out in truth and in praise and I will step into your midst with the peace you have been craving and seeking for. Quickly! Enter in before you make decisions and exchange ideas with others who might dilute what I am speaking to you!

"When I am given My rightful place of honor and reverence…
… Then I will speak and give you clear vision and direction."

"In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning
I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. "
Psalm 5:3

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