Thursday, July 23, 2009



Dear Child of the King,

Carlos is Hispanic and is almost 6 yrs old. His parents are from
Mexico and both came to know Jesus in Dallas, Texas while
working for Christian Employers Robert and Betty Spooner of
Robert Spooner Gallery.
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They have had the absolutely unbelievable wonderful privilege of
watching this family grow – in leaps and bounds like no one they
have ever witnessed. Carlos was born with infantile cataract in
one eye. Has had an implant but still sees well with only one eye.
He is a precious child. God has His hand on this child. There have
been many other shorter stories of his growth in the Lord but
today I will share a very very special one with you.

Matthew 11:25
“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”

In His Shadow,
Mary Lindow


In Carlos’s words

God is a God of life, not of death. He gave us life to live for Him,
not for ourselves.
He created us for eternal life, not for death!
He wants we give up all things that make Him suffer.
We need to get rid all things that are dirty. He wants our heart

We must not be angry or impatient cause those things offend

He created us to be His family, to be a family starting here. Even
when people around treats us badly, we must keep a good
behavior and not to pay the same way. We must show loving
kindness so only that way we will love Him with all our heart.

God wants we live, not die!!!
We must love Him with all our being.
He told me to tell others. He sent me. I love Him with all my
heart more than anything!!!

If I am sick or anybody else, I just ask Him to heal and He heals
because I believe, I believe in Him!!!
We are family, we are family, we are family!

As he began to tell the dream, he said, “I have something to say
to you.” He then told the dream and looked each person in the
eye (6 people) and told them they must love God with all their
heart and to obey Him.

He put his hand on his dad’s shoulder and said, “Papa, you are a
good man, but you need to obey God”. He then put his hand on
Caesar’s shoulder (an unbeliever) and said, “Caesar, you are a
good man, but you need to follow God”. Then he said, “any
questions?” Isabella said “I have a question Carlos, did God tell
you all this while you were awake or in a dream?” He answered,
“in a dream”.

Then he asked again “any more questions?”
They were all weeping.

The family prays together every night and ends it with the Lord’s
Prayer. The night after the dream, Carlos told his Father,
“Papa, you hold your arms up like this to God when you pray”.
Papa now does this!

“From the lips of children and infants
You have ordained praise because of Your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.”
Psalm 8:2

Saturday, July 4, 2009


A prophetic teaching from the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow


This word darkened looked up from a Thesaurus
says it means; murky, gloomy or dimly lit.
Not a pretty picture!

And yet! How we wrestle and roil inside that soul of
ours when someone sees or Divinely discerns the
places in our souls that still love the things of the
world, its lures, and it’s ability to satisfy the need for
power and prestige!

We are dealing with the same spiritual problem of
the disease of “The darkened soul of mankind” from
the very beginning of time. It is still brewing away
like a fresh pot of coffee, wafting out an aroma that
is most pleasant and enticing.

We have been warned, prophesied to, evangelized,
challenged, read the “best of the best” articles and
books on the subject….but…still many of the
masses who claim to be followers of Christ, even
now… live with one foot in the World and…one foot
in the Word.


For some reason, there has always been the issue
of who is the greatest in the kingdom and, how can
we get there too…the quickest and most painless

There is no amount of money, talent or suave
personal skill available to acquire a place of honor in the
Kingdom of God. You just might want to re- read the
story of the Rich young ruler again. He had a great
heart, had lived a pure and honorable life. But…to
give up all of his earthy wealth and comforts to go on
a journey to unknown places and people with
Jesus…was…. PAINFUL to the soul!

To be a Partaker of the Kingdom it is not suppose to
be a club or social gathering for those elite enough
to join. And yet! Listen to the plague of assertions
from many claiming that the more they have to help
build the kingdom…the better it will be. We need to
give our best offering, our image, and polish all of our
very best assets in order to be attractive to those who need to
gain entry into this place of belonging and elitism!


Oh! How our little fleshy feelings get all miffed and
testy when the Lord puts His Fiery finger of conviction
into our personally formed golden calf of idol
worship! We as believers have been hearing the
warnings to;
Be honest,
To walk in humility,
To not worship nor annihilate the apostles, the prophets, the pastors, the
missionaries, the teachers who labor among us.


The Lord has succinctly spoken about the matter of
loving the lures of this world …and yet that old
darkened and willful soul seems to passively
attempt to push away the message and…warning!

“Do not love the world or anything in the world.
If anyone loves the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.

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.

The world and its desires pass away,
but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
1 John 2 15-17


We are in a time where just like Lot and his family in
the Old Testament and Ananias and Sapphira in the
New Testament, had MAJOR choices to make, so
must we…
… make a choice.

They were believers.
They had seen extraordinary signs and wonders.
They had lived in gross abundance and blessing…
and yet…craved more.

Somehow they thought that their social and financial
wealth and influence gave them special rights to
avoid the judgment of withholding all of their heart
from God. They had had so much ease and blessing
that they began to dread parting with it when the Lord
began to ask them to watch over the needs of His
people. To freely assist and aid in the advancement
of leading the desolate of spirit …into truth.

From the Very beginning of his land of choice
selection, Lot of the Old Testament, had a greedy interest
in gaining all he could quickly…even if it was coming out
of a corrupt place. In the end, he lost his stuff...and his wife-
couldn’t stand to not look back just one more time
at all she once “had and was” instead of obeying the commands
of God to not look upon the sin of the past again.

Ananias and Sapphira thought that they could lie to
the Holy Spirit and look good and receive honor in
the Kingdom without paying the price of integrity and
honoring their commitment to share so that no one
among them lacked.


In the midst of much argument over how the Lord
has prospered some and yet why not others, as well
as the flashy and “fleshy” selling and super exalting
of the 5 fold anointing through cheesy appeals, promises of
instant blessing and a chance to even have a private
prayer time with one of God’s “shining stars” if you
give a large sum… there are those who are truly

Yep! Joseph means Son of Encouragement or…encourager.
These individuals called Encouragers, have themselves suffered loss,
have been at times unjustly censored and relationally executed
by those who have been jealous of a “spiritual something”
that radiates out of the humility of soul the Joseph heart walks in.

Again Joseph in the Old Testament and Joseph in
the new…were both canvases of truth the Lord
painted His Kingdom principles upon and spoke through.

When the time of great need arose, and the time of
great harvest…these men knew the heart of why God
had blessed them so much. They knew what the
Kingdom was! It had a tangible-ness that
transcended all of the self gorging and pampering
that a "World Lover" craves!

“After all the kingdom of God is not a matter of getting
the food and drink one likes, but instead it is
Uprightness- that state, which makes a person
acceptable to God and heart peace and joy in the
Holy Spirit” Romans 14:17


“We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders, and ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

-- Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador

Oh! The need for bighearted giving and caring for
need of those now being prepared to be sent into
harvest fields now heavy and ripe! On the streets where
the homeless dwell. In the slums where the children are
treated as the trash in the dumps they dig in.
In the lives of those who have given their lives for others
by training, serving and faithfully pouring all they have
learned into others who have strength left o go!

of Men and Women, teams of them, prophetic
voices with evangelism and fire in their mouths are
crying out for the Father to move on the hearts of
those who have been blessed with abundance of all kinds, to
rise up and shake off the darkness of their souls to
see the potential of shared harvesting!

Just as the wealthy should never ever dictate to the
servants of God, “how to” or “when to” or “where to”
flow in the abundance of heavenly exhortations and
anointing, neither should the five fold functioning believers
ever beg, or perform in order to be able to acquire financial
substance to “send them” into the earth.

There are truly arising honorable battalions of
Josephs now in the earth, which are being given
instruction and direction as to how to assist with gifts
of unfettered and humble finance to make a bold
push, opening the gates to once hindered and
desolate places. The Lord will bless the apostle
and prophet, the evangelist, the missionaries,
the medical-hearted professionals in this hour. with
MATURE Josephs, who will come alongside in
humility and freedom, helping to care
for the laborers of harvesting and they themselves,
will harvest. They will not be lording it over others
with statements claiming that all should be in
marketplace ministry simply because either they are,
or, because they have themselves been burned by some folks
who have taken advantage of them financially in past
ministry relationships.


Not everyone who is called, yes called and separated differently than you are, and is
in the full time service of teaching others and training them, is looking into your

Yes. There have been and will always be those who may love Jesus, but also use
that gifting He has placed upon them as a means for gaining monetary stashes for
their own “expected” wonderfulness. If you have been snagged by this in the past,
deal with your bitterness and look into the mirror of honesty and ask yourself the

“ Where did I lose MY ability to discern what was of the Lord and what was my
own emotional or egotistical need to get involved with the situation?”

It takes two to tango, and to every setting there is always another side to the coin.
IF, we are willing to look at it honestly before the Open veil of God’s Eye.

These individuals, true Joseph types, Men and Women both, will not keep tabs and
heavy handed reminders on those the Lord sends them to indeed, “Send,” nor will
they boast privately or openly about whom they are helping, how they are helping,
and how much they are “sacrificing.”

These have passed through the waters of frivolous need for notoriety and personal
satisfaction. They see and fear the plan of God, and are willing to trust Him to bring
them multiplication, to again have seed to sow, again and again.

How will you know them?

They will Talk of Jesus - Not cash flow.
They will Fear the Lord - Instead of loving the praise of men.
They will have deep lives of prayer - Not just teams who do the praying for them.
They will reflect purity in all modes of service, business, and relationships.
Their own children…Trust them.

He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the
workers are few.

Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out
workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2

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MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow