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January 29, 2001

The Hand, The Cloud, & The Army of the Lord

Joe D. Long

During praise and worship at a Rally Call Prophetic Intercession meeting in Austin Texas, I saw in the Spirit a small dark cloud…. This cloud was the size and shape of a man's hand… I was reminded of when Elijah, the Prophet prayed for rain… From the birthing position he prayed… Seven times he sent his servant to the crest of the hill to look… On the seventh time he returned and said that he saw a cloud the size of a man's hand… Quickly the prophet got up girded up his loins and ran nearly twenty miles to the city, under the power of the Holy Spirit, outrunning the King's chariot…

As I studied this cloud, it looked like a rain cloud… There were thunderings and lightnings… But this was not the normal rain cloud as the Prophet prayed for… This was indeed the cloud of an approaching storm… A terrible storm… This was as the cloud of the storm of the Day of the Lord… I was reminded of the Great and Terrible Army of the Lord, spoken of in Joel… This is as the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, when He will utter His Voice from His Holy Habitat and His roar shall be heard through Zion and the earth shall shake and tremble… The heavens also shall shake and the stars of heaven shall fall as figs cast from the tree before their time… For the Holy One of Israel is aroused from His Holy Habitation and shall come forth in His Indignation and In His Holy Wrath and shall make war in Righteousness and Justice!

As this was coming forth in my spirit I knew that this was the day of Wrath that the Holy One of Israel is bringing upon the enemy through His Chosen Ones, the Sons of God… This is the sound of His Great Army of Intercessors that He has raised up in these last days just before He brings in the seventh day… This coming storm is His great Army that He has raised up to overcome all the forces of darkness, even though hell itself shall be opened and great hordes of demons and devils and all manner of evil shall be loosed upon the earth… The forces of evil shall not overcome His great Army of Intercessors that He has raised from among the dead… From those who were as dead in their trespasses, those who were as dead in their formalism, those who were as dead in their lukewarmness, those who were as dead in their coldness, from those who were as dead in their legalism… Yes from out of the great body that was called the church that had been as a dead man, He has resurrected a remnant…

This remnant is the woman called His Church, His Bride… "The Body of Yeshua, the Anointed One," She has birthed His Manchild that shall go throughout the earth In His name and in His Power and In His Spirit… This Corporate Man shall cause the earth and the heavens to shake for He will have the fullness of the Anointing of the Son of God… Father Himself shall indwell this Corporate Man… The fierceness and countenance of this man shall be the fierceness and countenance of the Son of Man In all His Glory!!! The Spirit and Power of Him that created the Universe will reside in this Corporate man… Nothing, nor anyone, neither all the forces of hell shall even be a hindrance to this Manchild… Out of the mouth of this Corporate man shall the Lion of the Tribe of Judah Roar!!!

Yes My Chosen Ones, I AM calling you even now… I have sounded the Heavenly Shofar from the Portals of Glory … In the vision, I saw as it were, the far reaches of space… The distant galaxies… it seemed that I could see to the end of the universe… and I saw as it were, a flash of light that was far greater than the brightest star, that came flashing across the distant reaches of timelessness that spans the universe… This light flashed across the universe instantly… It was not confined to the normal speed of light… Then I heard the sound of the Shofar of Almighty God, "the Father" and the sound instantly arrived on the earth and I saw the Army of the Holy Father rising to the call of His mighty Shofar Trumpet Blast… This is the Army that is coming with the Cloud the size of a man's hand that I saw… The rain that is coming from this cloud is the judgment rain of Father and Son… I saw this Army upon white horses as Yeshua the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords rode at their head…

A Great Army… A Terrible Army… A Holy Army… An Army whose face was set as flint and would not be moved… This is how He sees His Army… Though we have been taken from the jaws of hell itself… From the cesspools of vileness and from the camp of the enemy… Though we have been retrieved from death itself… He has made us into a formidable foe to be reckoned with… For He has put His Life in us… He has put His Spirit in us… He has trained our hands and fingers for war… He has made us to be His Smiths, His Battle axes, His Mountain movers… He has Crowned us with His Glory… He is calling us to rise to war… To rise in His name and in His Power and Spirit… He has put His Words in our spirit and in our mouth… He has sounded the Shofar of War and called us to assemble in His name and take dominion of the promise that He has given us from the time of the fall in the garden… This is His Clarion Call to His Last day Army… All of Heaven stands at the ready… All the Great Mighty Warring Angels are poised and are even now engaging the enemy with us… They hearken to the Word of the Father, to bring it to pass as we release it in our prophetic proclamations…

This Is His Rally Call!!! Hear the Rally Call of the Lord! Hearken to the sound of the Shofar of God the Almighty Father! Arise from your prostration! Shake the dust from your armor! Gird up your loins and enter into the final battle of the ages!!! He, Yeshua, Is our Leader… He is our Lord of Breaking Through!!! He is even now Roaring through His People Zion, and His voice is shaking the earth and the heavens… Who can stand before Him and His Army??? Who can stand the Brightness of His Glory??? Only those whom He has washed in His Blood and cleansed with the washing of the water of His Word… Those who He has immersed into His Spirit… These are the ones who will stand before Him for they shall be like Him and know Him as He knows them…

Yes! The sound from the cloud that is the size of a mans hand is the sound of the many membered Corporate Body of Warriors… Rather than the sound of many waters, it is the sound of the hoofs of the horses and the trampling of the feet of the Great Army of the Lord! It is the brightness of the Sword of the Spirit that is flashing as lightning, and the thunder is the rushing hoof beats of the heavenly steeds, the marching of the feet of the soldiers, and the clashing and clanging of their swords, as they engage and slaughter the enemy. Accompanying this is the war cry of the Army of God, as they cause confusion and great fear to come upon the enemy… The war cry of the saints of God carries to the end of the universe and time!!! Never has there ever been nor shall there ever be such a war as this war!!! This is the war of all time!!! ALL HAIL KING YESHUA!!! The GLORIOUS ONE!!! The KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS!!! The ALPHA and the OMEGA, the BEGINNING and the END!!! AMEN!!! SO LET IT BE!!!


Rain in the Desert!

Armando Morales

"My child, why are you fearful? You are not called to have fear or doubt, you are called to take your place in My Kingdom as My inheritance. Remember the days of your youth when you felt such passion and longing for Me? Remember the days when you smiled at me because you sensed My eyes were fixed on you. Remember the days where you did not stay down when you fell, but grabbed me by the hand so I could pick you up and we could continue walking together?"

"Now my promise is to prosper you my child. Did I not say the pastures would soon be green again and the trees would be filled with luscious fruit? Allow me to carry you through the wildnerness so you will never feel I have passed you by."

"Through the times when you thought I was far away and felt like a lost child without an ounce of love, know that I was there holding both your hands in mine, whispering in your ear, "I love you more than anything my child."

"Through the times when you were reaching out for Me in desperation, I was there embracing you."

"Through the times you sat still with tears running down your cheeks, I was the one Who wiped them away."

"So take your place in Me my child. Arise and rejoice in what I'm doing. Did you not say I am in control? I am the Author and the Finisher, the Beggining and the End. The Word I have spoken over your life shall not return void. So rejoice and receive My joy of salvation that you have possessed all along. I have covered and sealed you with My oil of gladness. Again I say rejoice!"



Joyce Augenstein

Enjoy The Presense of the LORD. Allow the breath of My Spirit upon you to fill your inner man; absorb the Life My Spirit brings.

There are changes that are coming upon the face of this earth the force of which will cause you to be thrust into ministries that will amaze you, and that which you receive in My Presence will be out flowing from you to others.

Enjoy the quiet place of communion now for the times that are coming will, of necessity, cause you to be in constant motion as My Spirit leads you to minister to the needs of many who will not understand the portent of the events that will be occurring.

Learn to be still and quiet in My Presence. Make room for My Voice to be heard, for often it is in a quiet way that I speak. Let your ear be tuned to hear My Voice. This can only be accomplished as you are willing to be quiet and hear what I will speak to you.

I AM Preparing You

Marsha Burns

I am bringing you into places of specific effort and focused expenditure of energy and resources. I am preparing you for your greatest effectiveness in My kingdom and in that which is just ahead of you, for I am doing a great work in your midst, and you must take your assigned positions so that My purposes can be fulfilled. It is vitally important that you be bold enough to take responsibility for the things I have given you to do, but it is also essential that you do not overstep your boundaries in assuming tasks that I have not given you to do. This is a time when you, My people, must move ahead as one unit, shoulder to shoulder, with your eyes fixed on Me and your ears attuned to My command. Distractions will bring dissipation.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO

A Wave of Diamonds

Teresa Daly-Crews

During a time of prayer and intercession last night I received a vision from the Spirit of the Lord. Along with the vision came the word of the Lord that I must share. There have been many believers worldwide that have been enduring great hardship, suffering, and persecutions. Many have been taken to the point of death. This death may have been physical or perhaps the death of a personal dream or revelation. There has been great pressure applied to the Remnant Body making many feel they could endure no more. This pressure has been allowed by the hand of Father in order to perfect the spirit man of those who have been willing to let go of everything and to obey at all costs. These are individuals that Father calls His Jewels. He has developed them for HIS glory and are necessary for a unique purpose within the body of Christ. These are individuals who have overcome great adversity and hardship and have learned to rely solely upon the Promises of the Lord. They have learned to look beyond the temporal and see into and out of the eyes of the Lord. They have focused upon Him regardless of the raging sea and have even walked upon water.

There are many Jewels being prepared by the Father, but the first to be released will be the Diamonds. Each Jewel has unique properties and will be used by Father to prepare the Bride so that she may be adorned in the beauty of HIS holiness. It is not the person to be looked upon but these persons are gifts to the Body.They are strictly tools that will be utilized to flow HIS golden oil to the nations. It is important that we do not set on high those whom the anointing flows through, but instead just open our cups and receive the purifying liquid of life that will flow.

In the vision I saw a wave of Diamonds, multitudes of them flowing together. It was a sight to behold the rolling like the wave of the sea. I then began to understand what they were and the application that Father has them prepared for. Diamonds are unique in their purpose and powerful in function. The wave mounted high like a tsunami rolling upon the world and will be unstoppable. We know Diamonds are known for their resilience and ability to cut through even the most difficult substances without breaking. It is also used to polish many things. Diamonds are even used in medicine to cut with precision to help the healing.

The most powerful force of these diamonds will be their ability to shine the GLORY and LOVE of the Lord and manifest it in all directions. This is the Light that will cut through ALL darkness. There will be no longer hidden areas of darkness. The GLORY will shine through these Diamonds with a piercing and sharp intensity, changing everything it shines upon. The clarity and cut of the stone has been perfected by the Masters hand and cannot be deigned. These Diamonds have overcome the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony and have loved not their lives unto death. Embrace these ambassadors of the Lord and receive of the unending love they carry, for the banner of them is LOVE!

The Garden of HIS LOVE

If you need rest our Saviour beckons you to come and lay your weary head upon HIS breast. His meadow is lovely and Jesus walks about bringing refreshment there. It is a place of healing and holiness. You can hear the brook as it sends forth the living water. As you enter through the golden gates you walk along a translucent gold path. The mountains of the Lord are in the distance and you can smell the breath of God every time you inhale. The grass is so soft that it calls to you to tread upon it and the flowers never loose their shape and form. They continually grow and send forth the most fragrant aromas you can imagine. The purity of the garden can be compared to no other place and when you go there you will never forget. Each broken part of your spirit is stroked by His loving hand and He restores your soul with each touch.

The light of GLORY that shines around is like the angelic host of heaven surrounding you with the fragrance of love. It is a place of rest and comfort. A place of beauty and rejuvination. A place that has been long forgotten yet Father is calling unto those who have an ear to come and rest, for the journey ahead is long and hard. If you have not been restored to power as of yet, run to HIS resting place and allow HIM to wrap HIS loving arms around you. The power will be quickly restored and you will stand upright, ready to do battle in your appointed season. Come to the garden of love, reach to the mountain of peace. The invitation is open for those who will hear, come to the garden of LOVE.

In HIS Service,
Teresa Daly-Crews

What Does the Lord Require of Thee?

Stephen Hanson

MIC 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

1CO 12:4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. [5] There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. [6] There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.

(The Lord showed me a crown at first. As I continued to look at this, I noticed that it changed. Then there was no longer a crown but a hat of some sort. It was very much like a policeman's cap of some sort. As I looked at this cap, then the cap changed form again into a fireman's hat. This process continued for a short time, as each hat would change into other forms. There was at last a helmet that resembled one that may have been used during the time of the Roman empire, and was primarily for those warriors who partook in battle.)

(Again the Lord showed me some things and this time there were several small fires burning around me on the ground. In the midst of this from the distance, came a long carpet-like scroll. Several times I looked at this and wondered what it may be. It came again and finally was held up in front of me. It was as if a light was being shone behind it, and it appeared as transparent. It was a piece of parchment, and then I watched as if to see what was written there on it. The Lord then spoke and said: "What does the Lord require of thee, but do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.")

(In the next scene He showed me various people who were at their desks or places of business working. A woman was at a desk on the phone, speaking with someone. Someone else was at their computer working.)

"In my world there are many different types of people. Some where the "hat" of a serviceman. They work for the public in protecting them. There are kings and there are princes as well. There are doctors and lawyers and other professionals. A "hat" may symbolize a particular profession. There are many, many different jobs that are done on this earth. They vary in many ways. You could say that the "hat" represents the person. Now, while this is true in the professional world, it is also true in the "world" with Me. What I mean by that is there are many different vocations in the Christian army. Remember that there are a "multitude" of different gifts and there are a "multitude" of different manifestations of these. What I would like to say though is that some are trying to where several "hats." You must wear and do the particular "hat" that I've given you to do. Lastly, it is important to Me that you do just what I've called you to do. Remember also that those who show the gift of mercy and show Me service to others are as important as anyone else. And I have written down on the tablets of many of your hearts messages and a mandate from Me. My mandate can be summed-up in these few words:

"What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."

Stephen Hanson

The Habit of Holy Thought


Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. --2 Corinthians 10:5

What we think about when we are free to think about what we will-- that is what we are or will soon become....

Anyone who wishes to check on his true spiritual condition may do so by noting what his voluntary thoughts have been over the last hours or days. What has he thought about when free to think of what he pleased? Toward what has his inner heart turned when it was free to turn where it would? When the bird of thought was let go did it fly out like the raven to settle upon floating carcasses or did it like the dove circle and return again to the ark of God? Such a test is easy to run, and if we are honest with ourselves we can discover not only what we are but what we are going to become. We'll soon be the sum of our voluntary thoughts....

The best way to control our thoughts is to offer the mind to God in complete surrender. The Holy Spirit will accept it and take control of it immediately. Then it will be relatively easy to think on spiritual things, especially if we train our thought by long periods of daily prayer. Long practice in the art of mental prayer (that is, talking to God inwardly as we work or travel) will help to form the habit of holy thought. Born After Midnight, 44,46-47.

"Oh, Lord, You know the constant struggle so many of us have with our thought life. You know how often our thoughts do indeed settle on rotten carcasses. Take control of my thoughts today, and move me along in the development of the habit of holy thought. Amen."

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