Five-Fold Today - Greater Dimension of Power - Warrior - The Process of Holiness - Pursuing The Stature Of Christ - Our Heart's Adoration - The Forming of Christ and the Man-Child - Power of My Spirit - Restoration of All Things! - A Word of Encouragement

January 17, 2001

Greater Dimension of Power

Bill Burns

You are going to walk in a greater dimension of power than you ever have before. The revelation of the blood of Jesus Christ is going to become a weapon that is formed against the enemy that will loose the power of the Spirit, the power of the two-edged sword, and the enemy shall be driven into the sea, and nothing will show but his hinder parts. For, I say that My sons of glory are now arising to a place of revelation and strength. In them the power of resurrection shall become manifest in this world.

I give unto you the gates of your enemies, those that have plagued you, those that have stood up against you, those that have lied to you, those that have stolen from, I give you authority over their gates, and I tell you to remove those gates that have locked you out of your blessing. Remove those gates that have limited your resources. Remove those gates that have kept you from the gifts and blessings of the Lord. Those gates will not prevail against My church! Do even as Sampson did, and rip them from their hinges, and carry them to the top of the hill, to Zion, and cast them aside. For, they shall not longer have dominion over My people. This is the Third Day, the day of resurrection power, the day of liberty, and the day of the liberation of the sons of God to rule and reign with Me.

Our little Liberty gave us a sign today, something new. She had a notebook, and she had it on her lap. And the Lord said: write the vision, for it shall come to pass. Write that which I have put on your heart today, and do not forget it. Write it so that you may remember it. Write it that it may become strength within you. For you are about to have victory. Write it in the presence of the Lord, and declare it. Then, hide and watch; put it away, for it will come to pass.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO


Fred Kelly

My people, My people, I Am using you as a warrior, as a warrier in My army declares God. For I'm using you as an arrow put to the bow, and the arrow is shot forth. This arrow does not miss the target. Yea I say unto you this day, this arrow hits dead center in the bull's-eye.

For I've declared that I will have a people that will go forth in My power, and under My anointing. And it is My anointing that directs you as this arrow, to hit the bull's-eye.

For I've declared that I will have a people that will over come the enemy. I have defeated him, I have trampled him under My feet, and yea I say this day you shall trample him under your feet. For I put My strength, and My power, and My anointing down within you.

Come My people, and be placed in the bow and allow Me to fire you forth. For this is a new day and a new age that I have called you to walk in. And in the newness that I've called you to walk in, there shall be power, and the power is not just in the bow. The power is My anointed Spirit, Holy Spirit, thrusting you forward into the new work that I've called you to do.

Stand firm, be bold, and walk forth with My Son. For He is at your side. He is behind you, He is in front of you, and He is within you. Yield, yield unto Me totally, completely, and fully, that I might take you from the quiver and place you in the bow, and fire you forward. For I declare that I have a people that will go forward in all the power of My Spirit. In all the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.

The Process of Holiness

by Undrai Fizer

As you and I pursue the effectiveness of God's experience in our lives, we will continue to face the pain and cutting away of a life being consumed in the prophetic fire of sonship.

We are being made into the image of God's Son. We are being fitted for His Life. We are about to experience the reality of the life we have been living for a long time. We are about to touch the power of a changed life.

This process is more than being delivered from the habits of sin that used to reign in our bodies and in our memories. It is the actual process of holiness. We are living the life of God Himself.

We are experiencing the day by day functions of living with the heart, life, and passion of God. God does not live a church programmed life. He does not live to fill a quota or the mission statement of the "church." He is not living a life pressured to succeed in His ministry.

He is being Himself. "Be holy because God is holy," are the words that Jesus said. Embrace God's heart. That is the real process of holiness. It is feeling real pain for a life you have not yet seen. The pain is now but the joy is "coming." It's like suffering for a non-guaranteed dream!

This is the process of holiness. He is teaching us to live out His habits. He is teaching us to live as though there was nothing to deliver us from. He is getting us acquainted with His realm of holiness.

His promises are guaranteed. His vision is stable and unshakable. He is unmovable. But, He is yet shaking us. He may still hear something "loose" as He shakes us in the Spirit.

He is giving us the things we say. "Make me, God." "I want to do your Will." "Give me Your Heart, God." He is granting the request!

He is making you. Imagine the clay having life. What do you think it feels like to be squeezed? Imagine doing His Will. You are asking Him to allow you to fulfill something He sees. You are asking for His ability. Imagine having God's heart. His feelings and thoughts. He sacrificed His Son for those who have yet to make up their minds for Him. Can we handle His heart? Can we give up something that means the world to us for something that is yet unsure?

Even in our pain, God can relate with us. Are we relating with Him?

Undrai Fizer

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Pursuing The Stature Of Christ

Pastor Francis Frangipane

In a most profound verse the apostle Paul unveils God's supreme plan for the church. He tells us we are called to nothing less than "the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ" (Eph 4:13). The Father's glorious intention is to exhibit through us all the attributes and power of Jesus Christ. He has purposed that, not only in eternity but here in the midst of our battles and temptations, we are to grow "in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ" (vs 15).

We have put such limitations upon our call in God! The Almighty's goal for us is not that we merely become nice, but become Christ, literally partakers of His nature (1 Cor 12:12;2 Pe 1:3; Heb 3:14; Gal 2:20). There is a difference between hallowed doctrine and hollow doctrine. Let us quickly abandon the boundaries of spiritually empty religious traditions: God has invited us to partake of the fullness of Christ! The depth of His grace has rendered us capable of climbing the heights of His holiness. Through the Holy Spirit, the responsibility of wielding Christ's very authority has been delegated to us!

Having received the expanse of Christ's love, we are now called to reveal it in its full redemptive power. Indeed, whatever we see in Jesus is what God has purposed to reveal in us. It is this vision of attaining Christlikeness that centers us firmly upon the path to doctrinal purity. Once we clearly grasp the vision of Christlikeness, an amazing change occurs: "we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine" (Eph 4:14).

Let us also note, Paul did not specify whether these "winds of doctrine" were simply false teachings. Indeed, dogma does not have to be false to be misleading; even a true doctrine with an overly exaggerated emphasis can sidetrack us from Christlikeness.

It is here, where we boast in our doctrines and spiritual gifts that many of us are being led astray. For what compels us forward into new religious activity is not always the leading of God. If we do not see conformity to Christ as central to our future, what may be guiding us is a wind of doctrine.

In the church today there are a number of doctrines which have grown bigger than their scriptural proportions and, thus, tend to obscure our vision of Christlikeness. Teachings concerning personal prosperity or the timing of the rapture have become, for some, unbalanced precepts, which easily distract us from the ultimate Truth which is in Jesus.

Some churches overemphasize the doctrine of "speaking in tongues." I firmly believe that all the gifts are for today, but gifts, too, can become winds of doctrine for many. Again, we are not talking about false teachings, but true beliefs which have become caricatures of the gospel. Correct and balanced doctrinal understanding is fundamental to our spiritual well-being. But when our energies are absorbed more with a particular doctrine than attaining the character and power of Christ, we are probably being misled.

Paul also said our pursuit of Christlikeness would keep us from being "tossed here and there by waves." A wave is a spiritual phenomenon that sweeps over a church or a city. It is a spiritual "high tide," where we can be washed and healed. A true spiritual wave can release wonderful joy and bring healing to areas within us otherwise untouched by God. Yet, if we are following after waves, we should consider: the tide that comes in with manifestations and blessings also goes out. When the wave is over, it does not mean that God has abandoned us or that His ultimate purpose has changed.

A genuine stirring of God's Spirit, either through a fresh doctrinal understanding or through unique spiritual manifestations, is given by God to empower us toward conformity to Christ. The fact is, whether we are in a time of preparation or in the glory of a visitation, whether we are carrying the cross or soaring in resurrection power, our focused, passionate goal must still be Christlikeness.

If you are confused about what is happening in the church at large, or even in your own personal life, remember: God does not want you tossed by waves or carried by doctrines. The issue is not whether we are following a doctrine or falling under a wave. The real question is whether we will rise to the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

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Our Heart's Adoration

Jim Grayson

John 14:12 - "In truth I tell you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do will he do also, and greater works than these will he do, for I am going to the Father."

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty." Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."
Isaiah 6:1-7

David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.
2 Samuel 6:14-16

When He came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" "I tell you," He replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it...
Luke 19:37-41

When one steps out of the religious mind set and takes a look at the standard "song service" and the average response of the people in the churches of the United States, it appears the Pharisees have been hard at work...and, unfortunately, the crowd has listened. The stones are crying out all over the country.

Jesus is worthy of our praise. If not, then He has not earned the right to be King of my heart. I will not even pretend to worship someone who isn't worthy to be the King of my heart...but this Jesus, this Blessed Redeemer, is King of my heart and is worthy of my praise. He's worthy of yours, too.

The song service or praise service, whatever it may be called, is a very special time to me, a time during which I can boldly approach the Throne of Grace with my fellow believers and offer up the praise our Lord deserves, and desires. Years ago, when I first found out God desires our praises, I have to admit it passed through my mind that it sounded kind of egotistical to desire someone's praise. The Lord was gracious to me and revealed the real reason He desires our praise: when we praise Him, our eyes are truly on Him and not on ourselves, the world, our troubles...we are focused on Him and when we're focused, He can work through us to do His will.

One of the favorite tricks of the enemy is to make you self conscious in praise, making you wonder what the Michals around you are thinking about you if you lift your hands in praise or speak out His praises. The world is quite full of Michals when it comes to praise. The reason for making one self centered is that it takes one's eyes off God. That's always the way of the enemy, to distract, to create a diversion to pull you and your thoughts away from God. The time has come, though, that we must shake off the enemy's tricks and give our Lord the praise He deserves. We must tear our hands from our sides and lift them in praise. It doesn't hurt to become a bit animated in this. I've seen folks who appeared to not only worship Him with the songs or words of their mouths but with their hands, also, thereby giving the Lord double praise. What freedom and joy there is to freely worship the Lord without worrying what others are thinking and we know that God inhabits the praises of His people! We must view the worship time in church as a time to offer up the sacrifice of praise and to know that if we are engaged in anything else during that time, we are robbing God of what we should freely and willingly give Him. I often wonder what would happen in a worship service if everyone forgot about themselves and concentrated on Jesus, worshipping in Spirit and in Truth, and became as free in praise as David. I say to you, the building would shake with God's habitation of it and when God takes up residence in a place, it quickly becomes a breeding ground for miracles, signs and wonders.

We must not neglect personal praise times, either. There are many times during the day one can praise God, even if you're busy. Paul said in Ephesians 5:19,20, "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." We can make music in our hearts to Him all day long. It can be done. If I can do it, you can, too. Again, He's worthy. It chases the blues away, too.

If we don't feel the need or have the desire to praise Him, perhaps we have not truly seen our life apart from the Grace and Mercy of God. Even the best of our righteousness is like filthy rags without the Blood of Jesus to wash it clean. When we see where we were and where He has placed us, giving us a seat in Heavenly places, we should be overcome by the need to praise Him. Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:4-7, "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus." This, beloved, is why He is worthy.

Must the stones continue to cry out in the United States? Must the Lord continue to weep over us? Isn't the Lord Jesus worthy of our heart's adoration? The time has come to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Let's give Him the praise He so richly deserves. If we do, He will come and inhabit our praises and make His dwelling place among us, working His wonders and touching our lives, and help us prepare the Bride for the soon coming Groom and King.

You have my heart.
Our Jesus is Lord of all.
In His Love,
Jim Grayson
A Freshening Wind Home

The Forming of Christ and the Man-Child

Deborah Voetberg

"My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you." Galatians 4:19

We have been hearing about the Body of Christ being called into maturity. Many prophetic voices are proclaiming "Arise & Shine!". The waters of renewal have been washing clean the saints and making ready the Bride. But do we really understand what it is that our God is preparing us for? Do we really understand what He truly expects of us? Do we really understand Christ?

In the last two months the Lord has been revealing to me, what I believe is the direction for the year 2001 and why we are taking this road. It actually started in October of last year, but the clarity surfaced in December, and continues to unfold as the days and weeks pass. The verses that will be a bookmark for most saints will be 1 Peter 1:6-9. " In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the GENUINENESS of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is TESTED by FIRE, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet BELIEVING, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and FULL OF GLORY, receiving the end of your faith - the salvation of your souls. " (caps - mine)

Maturity is having the revelation of Jesus Christ with-in us. Paul said in Galatians "until Christ is formed in you." Have you been feeling spiritually pregnant? Christ is being formed in you! Christ! The image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation. Christ, who created all things that are in heaven and on earth, visible & invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers! Christ, who created all things through Him and for Him! Who existed before all things and holds all things together. Christ, who is the head of the body, the church. Christ, who is the beginning and the end and has preeminence over all! He is our head, we are His body. Does the body truly reflect the desire of the head?

My physical body, is connected to my head, and cannot act on its own. It can only perform what my head tells it to do. It automatically carries out some functions that go unnoticed. My head and body work together in harmony, and resemble each other in texture of skin and color, sharing the same DNA, tissues and blood. Is this an accurate picture of the Body of Christ and its head, Jesus?

Christ came over 2000 years ago and stepped into a body of flesh prepared by His Father to do His will. He walked this earth as the Son of Man and Son of God. His name - Jesus. He became the last Adam, a life-giving Spirit. Just as we borne the image of the first Adam, that of dust, so we are to bear the image of the heavenly Man - Jesus. (1 Cor. 15:45-49)

In Genesis 1:27 "God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Man referred to here in Hebrew is "aw dawn" meaning 'human being' or 'mankind'. The same word used for Adam. Both male & female are to bear the image of the last Adam.

Christ took Jew and Gentile and "made them both one. having abolished in His flesh the as to create in Himself one new man from the two thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.. for through Him, we both have access by one Spirit to the Father." Ephesians 2:14-18.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Cor. 5:17 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation." Gal. 6:15 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Gal. 3:28

In Revelation 12, a woman being with child cries out in labor and gives birth to a male child. This child is to rule the nations with a rod of iron and is caught up to God and His throne. The word 'male' used here in the Greek is 'arrhen' or 'arsen' meaning 'strong'. It emphasizes not the sex, but the peculiar qualities of masculinity...the strength, power and vigor.

The last Adam, Christ Jesus, created one new man. A new creation that is to bear His image. He is the Head and we are His Body. " Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God." 2 Cor. 5:20. Christ Jesus is the Man-Child, and this same Man-Child is to be formed in those who call Jesus Lord. What is being formed in the Body of Christ is the fullness of Christ that carries His strength, power and vigor! Christ pleads through His Body, for the new man to arise in His image. Jew and Greek to stand as one new creation.

Isaiah 52:1 " Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion;" And Isaiah 60:1 "Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you."

Do you desire the revelation of Jesus Christ? Then the genuineness of your faith must be tested by fire! You must believe that you are of His body and be transformed into His image! Gal. 2:20 " I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;"

We have brought shame to Christ by calling ourselves His body and still resembling the first Adam. When we start to cry out for the revelation of Jesus Christ to arise with-in us, then we will rejoice with joy inexpressible, receive great grace and be full of His glory at that revelation. It will be the holiness with-in us, for His name's sake, that will put demons to flight as we enter a room, see the captives set free and the sick healed. There is a glory coming that no man will be able to put his name to. Christ fully formed with-in His Body!

Great Grace!

Deborah Voetberg
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Power of My Spirit

Joyce Derrick

My children are weary of endless speakings and powerless living. They have heard it spoken of my power, but they have not experienced it, or at least not until now.

Now I say it is time for mine to walk in power. The power of My word is in them to do My works. Many are weary. Many have fallen by the wayside waiting on My power. Powerless living. Why powerless living? Because they did it or tried to do it in their power and not by the power of My Spirit. But, I say that Mine will walk in the Power of My Spirit. Now Mine are reaching to Me for their strength. Now Mine being broken and ready to listen to direction from their Father.

Restoration of All Things!

Homer Owen

It is possible that we are living in the last days of the last days and if so these can be extremely exciting days if we have ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to His church. We just might be entering into the 7th day of what God has ordained for this earth. We have just completed six thousand years and the Lord tells us that a day with Him is as a thousand years with us. I just want to encourage you to open your heart to the Lord and allow Him to clue you in on what is going on in the earth today.

Peter was preaching one day and telling the men of Israel to pay attention to what was happening. He told them that Jesus had been crucified to fulfill scripture and that they should repent and that God had plans of sending Jesus back to earth when a period of restoration of all things had taken place. Letıs read this in Acts. ³That He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.² (Acts 3:20-21)

I was pleasantly surprised by the response from my last e-mail telling about my experience in Israel in 1977 as I watched the sun come up over Jerusalem. There are many aspects of the Kingdom of God that are taking place in all of our lives and it is easy to get side tracked and end up in the ditch as we try to make our way back home. The restoration of Israel is very important, but it is only one aspect.

The Holy Spirit works with us in each stage of the way as we move from repentance to renewal to restoration. Our prayer life, our relationships with one another, the infiling of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, the restoration of Israel and the Jewish roots of Christianity, and the restoration of the Church all have to do with bringing about the return of the Lord and the kingdom of God on earth. All of these elements are like a jigsaw puzzle that God is putting together, bringing back everything under His will in the fullness of time.

³He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth.² (Ephesians 1:9-10)

The fulness of the times! Although the world system around us will grow more evil and dark in the end times, we as the people of God will be growing more pure and bright. The Church or Bride, that Jesus is coming back for is described as glorious without any spot or blemish.(Ephesians 5:27) Let us sing within our hearts that we are getting ready for the marriage feast - Glory to the Lamb.

This is coming to you from Homer Owen in Waco, Texas. My home page is:

A Word of Encouragement

Yolanda Ballard

My children, come unto Me for I want to encourage you. Many have grown weary because of the onslaught of the enemy against them. But this alone shows you that you are on the right track and that you have taken great strides in tearing down the kingdoms of darkness, and the enemy is coming in as a flood trying to stop you from taking all that I have promised you. For you are taking the land, and you are a tremendous threat to the enemy's camp. And yes, strongholds are coming down over My people, and breakthrough is surely as imminent as the break of day.

So continue seeking My face. Continue worshipping Me with your whole heart because if the enemy sees that you are not fully committed, he will come in and try to destroy your testimony at your weakest points. So stay fully committed to My will and My ways. Stay fully covered with My armor of light and truth. Protect yourself with the power of My blood and worship Me. For I will pour out My grace upon you in full measure. I will supply all that you will need to win this race of time and commitment to My plan and purpose in these latter days.

For I have called you and raised you up a mighty army of overcomers, and I have many promises I will fulfill to you. Every promise I have made has your name on it, and you have a great inheritance of wealth that I have stored up for you. It all is yours for the asking. So feast now, My children, upon My word. Bask yourself in My presence, and I will build you up. Worship Me unceasingly.

Confess My words when you wake in the morning and as you go through the day. Meditate upon them for they are your life blood. My life in you is My word in you for you cannot separate Me from My words. So hide them in your heart. I am all you need....the author and finisher of your faith. I started the good work in you, and I am faithful to complete it. My victory is yours so rejoice.

Look at your circumstances....all that I have allowed in your life to try your faith.....for as you go through the fire, you are made pure. All that is not of Me is being revealed, and I pour out the grace for you to endure it. Your faith has been tried and it is true. You are faithful even unto death. I see your heart, and it is pure. So continue, My children. Look up for your redemption draweth nigh, says your God.

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