Thursday, February 7, 2008
“THE SEASON FOR A SIMPLIFIED WALK WITH JESUS HAS BLOSSOMED!”
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.
THE ENCOURAGER HEARS YOU!
“You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted;
You encourage them, and you listen to their cry”
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 after 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 one…
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.
The LORD is good to those, whose hope is in Him,
to the one who seeks Him
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“THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow
Friday, February 1, 2008
"I AM GOING TO FULFILL WHAT I SAID I WOULD DO IN THIS AGE!"
"Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish for I am going to do something
in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you."
THESE WORDS THAT WERE SPOKEN OUT IN THE BOOK OF ACTS SEEM TO BE AS FRESH AND DELIBERATE FOR TODAY AS THEY WERE BACK WHEN ORIGINALLY SPOKEN!
Oh how the Lord has been saying over and over again, "I am going to fulfill what I said I would do in this age!" And yet. Scoffers, and those still riddled with the leprosy of having worldly ambitions, and the smell of self promotion emanating from them ...still with smirks of doubt on their lips and eyes rolling in their head in mocking gesture, still...don't believe that the Lord will deal with such petty things as the little issues of personal secret sin!
The Lord Jesus is the one God who has such unending and vast grace and patience!
He urges, intercedes, and directly visits those who are living on the fringe of His best for their lives, trying to compel them to be honest before His throne!
" TERRORISTS IN THE CHURCH "
For ages the Lord has warned His people about allowing the voice of strangers to be an influence to them! He said that, "His sheep know His voice...and the voice of a stranger they will not follow." That means that the sheep need to be "His sheep" by remaining close to His voice, which is His Daily Word and also stay in fellowship with strong, integral, committed believers.
The Lord is doing so many different things in His Body right now to get it to the place where it can move into strategic revival and massive waves of miracles and salvation.
As of late, he has focused me in on the subject of terrorism in the church. This is really none other than the "spirit of death" that tries to come and accuse, confuse, and destroy the Work of God's Kingdom.
We have all heard plenty about the spirit of Jezebel, and her milk toast husband Ahab, and other spirits that threaten the church from functioning correctly. They all tie into this spirit of death stronghold!
WHENEVER THERE IS A "NATURAL OCCURRENCE GOING ON IN THE WORLD" THERE IS ALWAYS A SPIRITUAL PARALLEL THAT RUNS MUCH DEEPER.
The rise of terrorism in the nations has brought out in the supernatural our awareness of what true Spiritual Warfare against demonic terrorism in the Church is doing!"
THE KEY TO COMBAT IS RESTING IN THE TIMES OF CONFLICT!
This means, resting from everything that can take your focus off of life giving peace! Business, and planning, as well as, "inspiring brethren to higher heights," can be thin ice to walk on when you are tired or in a place of dealing with conflicts. A time of strategic prayer and breaking off strongholds from our own minds and family as well as others we might walk with spiritually who have become weary in battle and even perhaps influenced by strong and convincing voices, needs to be implemented in order to "clear the air!"
WATCH WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN HELLISH BATTLES!
Your turn might well come soon enough! Be a voice of encouragement! Be a voice like Nathan the prophet who told it like it was no matter what the cost! Protect your brothers and sisters of the Word with grace and kind words! This is so vital in destroying the evil plans of the death spirit trying to bury the prophetic church!
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
ACT IN THE OPPOSITE SPIRIT!
This means, when someone does an evil deed or speaks words of death or cruelty about ANYONE, you move in the opposite spirit! You reverse the curse!
The tongue is a weapon of destruction or a weapon of warfare!
The Lord is calling you and I into a place of combat whether we like it or not!
Speak Life! Speak Love! Speak Hope!
A soothing tongue is a tree of life,
But perversion in it crushes the spirit.
Rise up and let the New creation Life of Grace and Hope and Abundant sharing of resources be your "vials of light" used against enemy forces and voices that have broken hearts and hopes!
Become a "Voice of LIFE!"
THE LORD WARNS THAT WE ARE TO BE ONLY HIS REPRESENTATIVES!
If we use our tongues as agents of destruction, then we open ourselves up to evil spirits who can add to the fire all kinds of additional components that will feed dissention and conflict into our relationships and places where we fellowship.
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity;
the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body,
and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
Let the Lord be glorified and the enemy silenced as we ask the Father to show us the Words He would have us speak. Even when we need to bring correction or need to confront, it can be done is such integrity that many streams of healing can begin to take place, rather than creating cliffs of utter destruction to wobble upon!
THE SHAKING OF GOD IS PRODUCING PURE LIPS ON THE SAINTS!
Rejoice! He is bringing about New Life in all of us! It is a season when those who have been under the heat of the wilderness are still bearing fruit, even when it's not fun.
They just kept digging deeper for the water from heaven.
Others get impatient and start finding ways to make things happen on their own timetable. These people begin to create a place of power for themselves, and out of a very shallow commitment to spiritual depth, paint a picture for other weak believers to follow.
Sadly! It is nothing more than "mirage" in the dessert. They live off of the "fringe" of all that God has to offer, because they have an evil blemish in their hearts that they refuse to examine or allow others to hold them accountable for. These individuals will listen to those who seemingly have a form of godliness, but whisper from outside the camp of God! They say, "Listen to this! God is moving here! Come over this way!" And, these voices will scoff and mock, tearing down the pathway that is yes! NARROW. They will offer a broad and amusing pathway that appears to be so less difficult and without thorns or struggle!
"WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE ON THE FRINGES OF WHAT GOD IS SAYING
IN HIS KINGDOM, YOU ARE ALWAYS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VOICES THAT WHISTLE IN THE PARCHED DESERT WIND!"
GET SOME MUSCLE BEHIND YOUR WORDS!
Move into simpler lifestyles, nearer to the fire of God and His Presence where the pillar warms in the night seasons and the cloud shields from peril during the day! When you are so consumed by the glory and presence of God that you must do everything you can to live in it and near it you will be a blessed person! Blessed is the man who!
To flourish in God means to have no other love focus but his will! And. No secret agendas or hope of personal greatness in reward for your efforts! The verse below tells of our deserved reward if we persevere!
Blessed is the man, who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test,
He will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
THERE IS TIME RIGHT NOW, TO CLEAN UP OUR HEARTS
AND MOVE BACK INTO THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD!
Some may need to literally cut of friendships with scoffers and whisperers! Better to lose an evil voice than your soul! Some need to stop kissing the almighty dollar bill or currency of choice and, learn to share with others freely without feeling suspicious of them! Perhaps you need to examine your tendency to be harsh and over corrective of those around you in service? These are all stains needing to be washed out of our robes before we can enter into the city or "cities" of harvest God has waiting in such heavy ladened expectancy!
LET'S STOP PONDERING THE THINGS GOD IS SAYING
AND BEGIN TO QUICKLY ACT ON THEM.
Little children love it when a loving Father promises a treat if they finish their task and assigned chores, because they know it is something special! Let us return as well, to that simple trust, as we obey the Father, and go about taking care of the little tasks of cleaning up our lives in hope of a greater reward.
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