Five-Fold Today Invitation To the Warrior Bride - I Am Your Hope - Even Unto Death - Diligence In Preparation - I Have Given You the Victory - Isaac and Ishmael - New Eyes and Wings - Positive Judgment

October 5, 2001

Invitation To the Warrior Bride

Cheryl McGrath


Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war. (Isaiah 13:4)

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. (Rev. 19:11-15 NIV)

I would like to ask a question at this point. How well do we know this Jesus, who sits upon the white horse and leads the armies of Heaven? Is there room in our concept of Christ for a Warrior King with eyes that can burn through our very souls and whose words can cut open our hearts in an instant, laying bare every thought and motive? If we as Christians don‚t begin to recognize and worship Christ as Lord, as well as Saviour, how will we ever stand before such a fierce and awesome God, much less ride with Him?

For this is not a picture of the Lamb, but of the mighty Lion of Judah, who rides forth in victory and vengeance. This is the Jesus who is coming again to this earth - not as the suffering servant this time, but as the conquering King. And the army He comes to lead will be made of those who have received a revelation of Jesus the Mighty Warrior, and a revelation of His Bride, the church, as awesome as an army with banners. (Song of Songs 6:4)

There is the sound of a trumpet, an alarm, issuing from Heaven in this day as Jesus Christ calls forth His Warrior Bride. As I sought the Lord recently He showed me a glimpse of His army as it stands at this present time, and I will attempt to describe for you what I saw.

As more and more hear and respond to the sound of the trumpet, the army grows in numbers and strength. Jesus rides to and fro before this great host as they ride in from every corner of the earth.

Among them are lieutenants and generals who lead companies and batallions - they receive their orders directly from Commander Jesus. As they approach this great gathering, each individual rider falls into tight formation with the others. Each knows his position and moves to it without fuss or disorder. There are some attempting to find their position but who are hindered in their riding because they are carrying wounds of various dimensions (some are very deep). I see angels ministering to these ones - some are even removed by the angels and carried away to a place of safety to receive healing and restoration before being sent back to their place.

There are some lone warriors who break rank and wander off, impatient for battle and unwilling to move into the position assigned to them. These ride off alone onto winding pathways where they become easy prey for the enemy. Most are not seen again.

However, the main body of the army continues to expand, and as they do there is a growing sound. It is not the sound of voices, but more like a wind that roars increasingly louder. In the sky there are clouds gathering, becoming bigger and darker. And still the army grows, day by day.

Some of the warriors are carrying banners, some carry trumpets, some carry torches of burning flame, still others carry swords. On the chest of each one there is visible a blood-red heart - in fact it is as though they wear their heart on the outside. Every heart wears the Name of Jesus, and each warrior is in love with Him.

Out of each one's mouth comes a fire, and every eye is focused on the One who has called them, Jesus Christ.

As I observed this awesome and breathtaking sight, I suddenly became aware of something I had not yet noticed - SCATTERED THROUGH THE RANKS OF THIS MIGHTY ARMY ARE MANY, MANY RIDERLESS HORSES!

It is then I hear the voice of the Captain of this great host: "Tell My Bride it‚s time to awaken from her sleep. Tell her to rouse herself and make herself ready to ride with Me!" His Voice resounds, not as a plea, but as a command.

In Joel 3:9-10, we read:

Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men! Let all the men of war draw near. Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say I am strong! (NKJV)

Where are the mighty men and women? How is it that so many continue to sleep when the Lord Himself is calling us to take up our position and prepare for battle?

Surely it is nothing less than sin for us as Christians to continue to entertain a spirit of apathy and self-seeking when Christ is calling us to surrender all to His Lordship. And surely it is nothing less than a delusion to continue to feed a sense of powerlessness and self-pt sense of powerlessness and self-pity when Christ has paid the price for us to walk in victory and power in His Name.

How then shall we take on the spirit of this great Warrior Bride the scriptures speak of (Joel 2:1-11, Song of Songs 6:10)? Revelation 12:11 gives us an answer.

And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

The army that rides with Jesus will be the true disciples (disciplined ones). They will be those who have heard the trumpet, recognised the One who calls them as Lord, not only as Saviour, and have determined laid down their lives for Him. How many will ride with the King? determined to lay down their lives for Him. How many will ride with this Jesus?

Gird your sword upon your side, O Mighty One; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds. Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king‚s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet. Psalm 45:3-5.

Cheryl & Peter McGrath
Great South Land Ministries

I Am Your Hope

Rich Elliott

In storms that are raging about you, I am your hope. In the calm, peaceful moments, I am your hope. In the searching, seeking times, I am your hope. In all matters of life, I am your hope. For I have gone before you. Before you, within the veil. Before you, to intercede and cry out for your life. Before you, to combat the enemy and to drive out enemy forces. Before you, to expose and to tear down. Before you, to build up and to establish.

I am your hope. For in the things you see Me walking, there you may follow. There, you must follow, if your hope is really in Me. Follow Me and your anchor will hold. Follow Me and your steps will be sure and stedfast. Follow Me and you will brilliantly shine with My light and life. It is My Kingdom, My Power and My Glory ... forever. Therefore, follow Me. For I love you and what is mine, I am giving to you. I am the anchor, concerning your future. When you feel the storm; be certain to realize the worth of the anchor. I am your hope.

Rich Elliott

The Samuel Generation -- Even Unto Death

Joanne Gavlick

These "Samuels" that I have weaved in your wombs are the youth of today and tomorrow that bear much fruit, and armed with anointings and mantles for these last days. I am raising up the Samuel Generation who will do the greatest exploits for Me, and will walk in the fullness of their inheritance as a royal priesthood and a holy nation . . . . for they know no fear. Their minds have not been polluted by religious idolatry, and will fulfill My greatest commandment of love and obedience, even unto death.

This fearless Samuel Generation will voluntarily run with the "baton" of their forefathers, and lead My people against the Philistine oppressors, for their hands will have been trained for war and their hearts and souls disciplined to obey My command. Yes, even from their graves they shall speak My Word . . . . their blood will speak, for they possess the Spirit Of Martyrdom. It is by this "spirit" that they shall overcome, for they shall not love their lives, even unto death. (Rev. 12:11)

The Spirit of Truth is speaking this for sons and daughters of the the past, present and future generations. They shall be divinely appointed as judges of the land and to the nations' kings, carrying horns of oil. This priesthood will be of the highest order, and will be some of the greatest leaders of the end-time church. For their mouths shall be double-edged swords. Their souls and spirits will be harnessed by wisdom and understanding that will baffle the prior generations, and we must pay close attention to this generation of "Samuels," for we have much to look forward to from these giants of the faith and love for the Master. They will even teach the prior generation that has eyes to watch and see. This fearless generation will lead the remnant with guts and glory against the gates of Hell, even into the remotest portals of darkness. They shall tread where no man has before, and their love for "The Anointed One" shall be demonstrated through their obedience . . . .even unto death.

Diligence In Preparation : a vision of ants

Shelleymae Bartlett

I had this dream I was trying to tell the people that they needed to prepare as winter was coming.

I saw Ants everywhere. Moving but working together each in their own Rank but in harmony and diligently with one another.... Except what I would call "Scout Ants" as they were what I would call Watchmen on the Wall and the Trumpeters and I kept seeing people squishing them. (as well as other Ants)

I was talking to someone about what I was seeing and told them that this must stop that we needed to pay attention to what is happening and not just brush away and destroy what God has created for a plan and a purpose. They must not have liked what I said because then I noticed that I had been an Ant talking and whoever I had been talking to was now trying to squish me.

What was interesting was the strength that these Ants had. Up and beyond their size and what we would call natural ability in the flesh. I also noticed the endurance where one would be killed or disabled the others just kept falling into Rank not letting anything hinder them form their "marching orders." They kept gathering and coming back and forth out of this giant Tree, who I believe was Jesus/the Tree of Life. I believe He was their Source of Strength and when multiplied working together to carry a bigger burden what came into my spirit was, one will make a thousand flee two will make ten thousand flee etc...

I also believe that this was a Joseph type ministry preparing for what was to come in the spiritual as well as the natural. But also a Gathering a Harvest of Souls for Whosoever will hear the Word of the Lord and come.

Many Blessings to you in Him,
our source of strength!
(\O/)o Shelleymae Bartlett

I Have Given You the Victory

Claudia Mondesire

For I have not called you to a place of doubting, but to a place of healing, a place of new beginning.

I am changing the way you think, you will not think like the world for you have the mind of Christ. You are being changed molded into My image. This anointing is not the anointing I gave your grand parents, it is the anointing I am giving you.

My children be encouraged this is the day of new beginnings, of fresh starts, new wine, and new oil. Let go of the past, things are about to change. Canaan is not like the wilderness-get rid of that wilderness mentality. Breakthrough is here. I am leading you into new territories, conquer them I have given you the victory, it's in Me. Take hold My hand and walk with Me. Showers of blessing are coming your way. I am challenging you to leave the past behind. Set your face like flint toward Me. I am your God focus on Me.

I am He who establishes you. I gave you a sword use it. I gave you armor use it.

I have taken you to a plce of rest, now it's time to begin the journey. Conquering in My name. Ignore crtitics and heretics, be not equally yoked. For I have set you apart for service. O My children be strong in the Lord and in the power of My might.

You are building My temple, but you love is waxing cold. Ignite the flame of your love. The fires that I have sent have destroyed the vessels of wood, but you are silver and gold, you can stand the heat, it's part of the process. I know who hinders because only I know the heart. I am separating the wheat from the tares. Only I can do this without destroying the wheat, you see the roots of the wheat and the tares are entwined they have been growing together.

Trust Me My children, prepare for the next battle. Prepare to celebrate the victory. Prepare to receive the spoils. The lost souls who will be saved, the souls who need deliverance, the souls who need encouragement, the souls who need food, clothing, and shelter.

O My people prepare, there is much work to do. No time for self pity, no time for gossip, no time for complaining. Time belongs to Me, and know one knows the hour of My return. Prepare to possess the land. Great and Mighty exploits you will do in My name.

Isaac and Ishmael


This is something I felt impressed some time ago, and may now be a timely word, in midst of the current intense pressure to hate the enemies of Israel and of the western world.

We know, from the following passage that we are to bless the descendants of Abraham, if we are to be blessed (Genesis 12:1-3): Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

We've always assumed that applies to Israel, which primarily, it does. But there's another angle as well, which I believed we've missed. To an extent, the promise to Abraham also includes Ishmael, as the following scriptures indicate. The following passages don't pronounce as profound a blessing on Ishmael as on Isaac, but if you want to look at the other side of the coin: What about the rest of us? On what other nation on earth has God pronounced any blessing at all at it's very beginning? The only blessing we have is the privilege of becoming a part of the commonwealth of Israel by faith, as spiritual sons and daughters of Abraham. Read the following, and see if you don't think it behooves us to honour the children of Ishmael?

God's word to Hagar as she fled from Sarah, while pregnant with Ishmael (Gen 16:9-12): The Angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand." Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, "I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude." And the Angel of the LORD said to her: "Behold, you are with child, And you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."

God's word to Abraham regarding Ishmael when promising the birth of Isaac (Gen17:18-21): And Abraham said to God, "Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!" Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. AND AS FOR ISHMAEL, I HAVE HEARD YOU. BEHOLD, I HAVE BLESSED HIM, AND WILL MAKE HIM FRUITFUL AND WILL MULTIPLY HIM EXCEEDINGLY. HE WILL BEGET TWELVE PRINCES, AND I WILL MAKE HIM A GREAT NATION. But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year."

God's word to Abraham when instructing him to send Ishmael away (Gen 21:12-13): But God said to Abraham, "Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called. YET I WILL ALSO MAKE A NATION OF THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN, BECAUSE HE IS YOUR SEED."

God's word to Hagar regarding Ishmael, after leaving Abraham's household (Gen 21:17-18): And God heard the voice of the lad. Then the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad and hold him with your hand, for I WILL MAKE HIM A GREAT NATION."

Even if the children of Ishmael have not been honouring the children of Israel, as commanded, what are we to do? If our two elder brothers, both of whom we are to honour, get into a fight, what do we do? Does honouring one mean we must dishonour the other? That can be a bit of a dilemma. The world says, "My friend's enemy is also my enemy," and then joins one side against the other. In the kingdom of God, of course, Jesus told us to love our enemies. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6), may mean to pray for peace between the two sons of Abraham, which can only come through the Prince of Peace.

Now, what if, in the mean time, one of those two sons drives a jet plane into your office building...?

by Baruch

New Eyes and Wings

Kathi Pelton

I saw a man speaking, standing at a pulpit before a large gathering of people. The words that he spoke I understood to be of a religious form. I noticed that these people had eyes and wings on them but that their eyes were blind. As the words came forth from this man's mouth I saw what appeared to be sharpened shears coming forth from his mouth and were cutting the flight feathers from the people's wings. The people didn't notice this because they were blind. Then I looked at the floor where the people stood and saw it completely covered with these feathers. Then the floor took on the appearance of a feather bed and a spirit of slumber came upon the people, putting them into a deep sleep. Then a wind came over this place and began to blow the feathers away and I saw the people begin to awaken from this slumber. I looked at the pulpit where the man with the shears coming from his mouth was and where he once stood now stood another man. This man had a glory on his face that shone like the sun yet did not hurt to look at. The words that he spoke came forth like a two edged sword and cut the "religious forms" off the people. Then he left the pulpit and walked among the people and began placing some sort of an eye salve on each person's eyes. As he did this they regained their sight. Then I noticed that the flight feathers on the wings of these people had begun to grow back (possibly some time had passed). This man who walked among the people then spread his wings and began to hover over this gathering. One by one they began to be pulled up by the wind of his wings and they began to take flight.

Kathi Pelton
Vineyard of Santa Rosa, CA

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