Sunday, July 24, 2011
By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow
In one of His most confrontational statements Jesus said,
“I have come to bring fire on the earth.”
There are times in the Scripture in which fire is a symbol of judgment but in the great majority of references fire is used to point out God’s divine presence. His words make it clear that the meaning behind His words, “I have come to bring fire” refers to something more than a cozy flame to cuddle up to!
In this unique statement from Jesus the fire He is speaking of is not literally fire as in flames but a spiritual representation. He is speaking of the burning, exciting, dynamic presence of God in the lives of people. The fire that illuminates His incredible presence, produces unlimited power, burns away the dross and impurities and attracts people to Him. That is the Fire of God.
THE FIRE OF GOD IS NOT GIVEN TO MAKE US COZY…
…But holy, and to stir us up. When Moses saw the burning bush God first warned him that he was standing on holy ground, and then told him of the great thing He was about to do, to release Israel from the captivity of Pharaoh (Ex 3).
When Isaiah was in the temple and it filled with smoke of the burning holiness of God, his awareness of being unclean came first, before God equipped him to be His messenger.
When God’s fire comes to the hearts of men and women their spirits are freed from the awful bondage of idolatry. When God’s fire comes, the enemy will be destroyed. That is why we should pray, “O, Lord ---send the fire. Your fire. Send your consuming, changing, restoring, victorious fire!”
WE SING ABOUT THE FIRE OF GOD IN MANY OF OUR HYMNS.
There is a song I have known for years that says,
“Oh, Lord, you’re beautiful. Your face is all I seek.
For when your eyes are on this child, your grace abounds to me.
O Lord, please light the fire, which once burned bright and clear,
replace the lamp of my first love, that burned with holy fear.”
OH, MAY OUR PRAYER BE HEARD!
“Lord, send your fire! May we sense and know Your burning, exciting, dynamic presence in our lives and among Your people.”
“OH HOW YOU FEAR THE FIRE!” - A PROPHETIC WORD
“It is as if you think that I might truly do something unloving
to burn you or disfigure you!
I am a God of fire! Yes! But a HOLY fire! A fire that burns away wood, hay, and dead scraps lying around in your heart. They are littering the places that I want to bring My Glory into!
When My Fire pursues you it drives away any voice or lust or any other enemy of your soul! You will come to a place where you no longer need to have the splash of fanfare or the rumblings of the earth to know that I Am in your presence!
Instead. The Fire brings you to a place just like it did Moses! He saw My Holy Fire in a bush on a hill. I spoke to Him and told Him He was on HOLY ground!
"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD,
"And like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
I was a still, small voice, speaking out from inside of a fire!
Listen! I am calling out to you! Be quiet! Silence the noise around you! Get quiet with Me. Put away the busyness that you get caught up into!
After the “Fire” a still small voice. 1Kings19: 12
My passion Fire is calling out to You!
I have things I want to whisper into your spirit-man! I have words that will sustain you through all of the fiery trials and tests you will inevitably pass through!
“If this is so,
Then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials.”
2 Peter 2:9
If you want the Fire of I the Living God to be evident
in your ministry, whether it is in the marketplace, the home, or abroad, Listen to My still small voice.
It will in turn resound like a roaring ocean to those whom you will minister to.
“O Lord of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!”
Psalms 84: 12
Trust. The issue that everyone on earth deals with day in and day out. Putting your trust in things that last for only a season or a few years can be very risky and very disappointing.
I have told My people to trust in ME with ALL of their heart and I will make their paths straight. Yet - continually they put their trust in people, and idols made of gold, positions of power, and in themselves and invented doctrines of seasonal passing!
Lasting blessings can only come from trusting in Me.
The real issue is that you don’t really think that I will do what I say I will do!
So... You take it into your own hands!
When you finally lay down your need to control those all around you
and trust in Me, then you will be blessed!
Blessed with safety, peace of mind and above all blessed by My pleasure in your resting in My plan.
“See to it that you do not refuse HIM who is speaking!”
Oh how many times My people have said to Me,
“Later Lord! I will do it Later?” You exhort others to obey quickly and yet you will drag your feet and put Me off until you “feel” like following through!
“It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere.
Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.” Deuteronomy 13:4
Do not refuse Me when I speak to you
when I send you to do something in My Name! You might fear for your own reputation, but a life could be hanging in the balance!
You do not have the luxury of “denying your King!”
If you wish to be caught up into higher dimensions in My Spirit, and, if you long for the deep that calls unto deep, be faithful to ACT when I give you a command!!”
Psalm 119:57 “You are my portion, O LORD;
I have promised to obey your words.”
Psalm 119:60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
By the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow
Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things;
His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
~ Psalm 98:1
“THE MASTER CONDUCTOR”
In the Spirit, I was allowed to see Jesus standing on a conductor’s podium.
He is about to direct a New Symphony that He has been writing the score for all instruments of His choosing for ages.
With the Upswing of His arm, with the Conductor’s Baton, the instruments of His choice will all be riveted and poised for the unified sound that this Divine Musical Score will radiate and release. It is the Upswing of the Conductor's arm that begins the concert, not the downbeat. All are in position and ready to engage with His directorship.
“NO AGE OR GENERATIONAL BARRIERS”
Some of the instrumentalists in the coming “Master’s” Symphony have been “fine tuning” for decades. These are mighty warriors who have practiced their assignments on abandoned hillsides and in prisons of man’s making which caused raw and painful heartache, yet still they sang and played on, in defiance against the odds thrown at them by the enemy of dashed dreams and hope deferred.
“THE LORD HAS FOUND A PEOPLE…”
The Lord spoke saying that He has found a people that He can direct with the slightest of command and instruction. They have been in the long rehearsal periods of their lives, memorizing the Sound of His Voice, Practicing His Presence. They have been eliminating their own “improvisations” and “false notes” of self-expression.
“My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He whose walk is blameless will minister to me.”
~ Psalm 101:6
“THE SOLOIST’S OF HEAVEN’S CHOOSING”
Out of this spiritual symphony will often be heard, the sound of “Divine Soloists.” They will rise up as the Master Conductor creates a score for them to yield to. This will be heard and expressed through the voice of prophecy, evangelism, and Divinely inspired teaching.
A marvelous rolling and welling up of Glory and praise to God will be the result of these specific Heavenly Orchestrated Moments.
“IN THE PRACTICE ROOMS OF GOD”
Unseen by men, these vessels have been receiving “Private Lessons” and instructions from the Holy Spirit. He has consistently convicted them of personal greed for the desire to be singularly important and “vogue.” And so – they “practiced” humility and deferred to others, in order that they would be equally honored and valued as well.
This formed a pleasing atmosphere to the Father and He has created a spiritual sensitivity in the hearts of those who choose to lay down personal messages, personal moments, and personal greatness.
“SOME HAVE RUN AWAY AND HAVE RESISTED”
Some, ran from the practice rooms of God and found a “band” of others who would march to their drum, but soon…
…Will be exposed lovingly as insecure and impatient with the fine turning of the Artisan that is created and trained by God. The symphony is being assembled and is in it’s final tuning before the Master Conductor lifts His Baton to all attention to a singular opening Moment.
“THE OPENING MOMENT”
All will be focused on that first Upswing of the Arm or God.
The Sounds of Power, Purity, and Clarity will be such a contrast to the sounds of religious piety and self-proclaimed revelation, that even the darkest of hearts will have to acknowledge that this “grouping” of well trained and focused “instruments” have a “something” that sounds differently, that is clear, clean, and arrestingly solemn.
“Your arm is endued with power;
Your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.”
~ Psalm 89:13
"A NEW SOUND - A NEW BEGINNING"
The Melodies of God speak louder through vessels of brokenness and humility than any other voice or man-made nuance could even perform.
"ALL BRAVOS’ TO THE KING!"
The audiences of apathy and wariness who have “soft-pedaled” the freedoms of God’s movements among their own worship time as well as gathered worship times, will have the spectacles of “Blindness to Glory” removed from their eyes as they once again taste and see of the pure sounds of the Heavenly Kingdom, and will themselves remember the days of humble teaching, loving-kindness, and mercy… which they once walked in.
"THE VISITATION OF GLORY"
Those in training and fine-tuning have a keen awareness that the time of preparation that they have been in is coming to a climax.
The demonic resistance has been the most intense that they have ever experienced and yet, they have been made stronger and battle-ready through the onslaught.
“It was not by their sword that they won the land,
Nor did their arm bring them victory;
It was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face,
For you loved them.”
~ Psalm 44:3
"A CONCERT OF EPIC VALUE"
The Baton Of God is about to begin the start of a concert of Epic Value.
It will awaken the souls of men and women, boys and girls.
All of those who ache for an Answer.
Heaven’s reply will be a powerful exposing and cleansing visitation of Glory that will descend and fall upon those voices and instruments who have been refined in the fire and in testing of compliance to God’s will. These will joyfully perform exploits in humility and in the honoring of others.
"THE LORD HAS DECLARED - SO THAT WE ARE PREPARED"
His Glory is about to Rise Among the Faithful. Get into your assigned places in the Spirit and be at ready to watch the Master Conductor lift the baton of a new Sound, a fresh fire, and a release of His power through Grace.
“After that comes the sound of his roar;
He thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.”
~ Job 37:4
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Copyright © 2011 THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow
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