Five-Fold Today - Nothing Is Held Back - The Transition - Humility Looks Good On You - Breaking Forth, The Transformation - Time to Prepare! - Protecting the Prophetic Assignment - Be Strong

December 10, 2001

Nothing Is Held Back

David Apel

For it is now truly a time of great expectancy, a time of great need, but it is also a time of great revelation. A time of great understanding of what I desire of you. I will draw you closer to Me than you have ever been before and there shall be no margin between us.

No distinction. For I shall place MYSELF upon you, not just a mantle. I shall give you all that I am. And I Am that I Am. From before the beginning of time I was. And I formed you, and I made you, and I planned you. I have put a purpose before you. It is no longer a time of crying out, but now it is a time of receiving. Receive what I have for you. Take it all, for you will need it. You will need all of Me and all of what I have for you for these are dire times, but these will be times of glory. Times of raising up people, drawing them from obscurity and placing them in positions and raising them up to be a great army. Greater than any army that shall ever trouble you. My sword and My call are before you and you have seen this call in your heart. You have heard My voice cry out longing for this day when My people shall move out into victory, not just battle. For there is a difference between battle and victory. The victory goes before and you possess it. So don't just move forward. Leap forward! For the times will come quickly and nothing shall be held back.

The Transition

Bill Burns

The Lord says to you today, is it not written that the fullness of times would come? When would you expect that they would come? At the end of the age. In the days of John the Baptist there were people who were violently thrusting themselves into the kingdom of God. There arose a spiritual expectation that caused man to be compelled and to thrust and push until he found himself in the kingdom of God. How much more important that in these days, the final seasons of mankind upon the earth, that you also rise with a violent faith, where you rise up in the power of the Spirit and you push, you fight, you compel yourself to come into the fullness of times and into the restoration of all things. I say, arise with expectation. Put your doubts, your fears and your failures behind you, forgetting those things which are behind. And, I say, press, push, and bring forth the birthing of the final season, the third season of My glory, which comes upon the earth even now. I say, press into the Holy of Holies and abide in the glory. Let the glory consume you and overwhelm you; let it come upon you and forever change you. I will, by My presence, bring you to a place of glorification. Come now! Come forth now into this season, leaving the past behind.

Some are finding yourselves in transition right now. Understand that in transition there is an overlapping of that which was and that which is to come, and it can create some confusion. You will be wondering if you made the right choices. If that is in you, know that you have made the right choice to step out, but in the process of transition there will be times that you are not quite sure because you don't know how it will all come out. What the Lord does not want you to do is to get into a place of unbelief. He says you have begun the journey on the right track, you have made some right decisions, you have stepped out, but don't get into confusion about those decisions. The only thing you can do in transition is trust God. Having done all, stand trusting in God. He will always bring a completion of His purposes. Do not allow the enemy to bring confusion and muddy the waters or to cause you to regress or give up what God has called you to do.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO 80459

Humility Looks Good On You

Ras Robinson

I am looking for two levels and kinds of humility. The first is the humility of the heart. You have a good heart. I have been shaping and forming it since before you were born. You bring me much joy when you just let your heart be true and good. It is effortless. Just let it be what I have made it to be. I gave you the good heart you know. There is no room for pride in it. It does not fit. What I give does not have pride. You are a new creation, made in my image and therefore pride is inconsistent with your very nature. Stamp out any and all pride immediately when you feel it rising up. Secondly, I am looking for the outward humility that others can see and that will motivate you to serve others. Serving others motivates your good heart and your good heart leads you to put others before yourself. May it always be that others see a consistent walk of humility in you. You are doing well. You make me so proud of you. Humility looks good on you.

James 4:6 “But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the HUMBLE."

1 Peter 5:5-6 “You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the HUMBLE. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time”

Ras and Bev Robinson, Pastors
Fullness in Christ Church
Fullness in Christ Ministries

Breaking Forth, The Transformation

Jane Jacobson

Be not discouraged when you seem to be in a constant state of repentance. Rejoice, rather, that I am digging deeper and exposing all the roots of those things that don't please Me. You will find the same things seem to appear, and you will wonder if you will ever be free from them; sins of offence, judgement, pride, self, words, flesh, and lack of discipline.

This is when you will find that as strong as you are in many areas, you are still weak. Call on Me for those little battles as well as the bigger ones. The victory will be yours and the battle will be Mine. When you are weak, I am strong. Your dependence upon Me will be your strength for you will see that neither flesh nor self can conquer, but rather the Spirit of God and the power of the blood of Jesus Christ.

I am concerned about the "little things" as well as the seemingly bigger offences that seem to hinder you from becoming a spotless Bride. I am doing a deeper work, for the cleaner the vessel, the more powerfully I can use you. Be willing to allow Me to show you the areas that need to be transformed and changed. It will not be only a spiritual makeover, but a physical one as well. I need healthy physical bodies to serve Me. I want you to be of excellence...far better than what the world has to offer. I want to position you in the highest positions where you can and will make a difference.

You will find that I will stretch you in many areas. I will reveal to you practical things you must do to bring transformation as well. I will enhance your wisdom and revelation with Mine. The process of these changes will be like a metamorphosis from the cocoon until the eventual butterfly emerges. The struggles and battles and efforts will be yours, with My help. You will grow stronger and must continue the effort of growth and change until you break forth as the " spotless Bride."

By Jane Jacobson

Time to Prepare!

M. Adrienne Hawthorne

Do you hear the sound of the distant thunder? Do you hear the sound of the coming rain? God sends His power over the earth to initiate change. Many apostolic and prophetic voices perceive and see God’s intent to demolish man made doctrine and religious traditions that refuse to change under the sound of His voice. God brings change and adjustment to foundational ministries to build a House and Church that is not made by man. Let’s take a moment to discuss the prophetic ministry.

The prophetic ministry, in recent times, came under scrutiny for some of the abuses and excesses that have arisen from some who use their calling and gift for material gain and selfish ambition. Some recent publications have challenged some of those people who have give God credit for things He has not said, nor may not ever say. Some have opposed, denied, and responded defensively to the challenge; however, that does not absolve us from addressing valid misrepresentations of God and His intent toward His Church.

In balance, we must not “throw the baby out with the bath water”. I believe God requires us to heed His warning, and to examine our ways to ensure that they are pleasing to Him. He gives His gifts freely, and regarding the prophetic, He admonishes us, through the Apostle Paul to earnestly seek to prophesy!

God’s current restoration involves the prophetic ministry and those called to the governmental office of a prophet as a means to assist in the harvest of souls in this upcoming revival. Many perceive the impending force of the Spirit’s movement, and are waiting for the manifestation of His arrival. God requires that we not sit and wait, He desires that we occupy until He comes. In order to occupy any territory, the soldiers must be equipped.

Paul let’s us know the purpose of the five-fold ministry in Ephesians 4: 11-16:

11 and He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-- Christ—16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (NKJ)

The governmental offices of the church equip the saints in order to edify the Body of Christ. Equip means to supply with the necessary materials for an undertaking or an initiative. In the Greek the word, katartismos, rendered perfecting in the King James Version, means fit and fully prepared to serve the Church. When this passage speaks of edifying the body, we can understand that to mean to instruct, and to direct toward moral improvement. Said another way, we help to promote spiritual growth and maturity, and encourage the body to move toward holiness. God’s five-fold ministers move to prepare His Church for entering in the God’s divine momentum and Kingdom initiatives.

The Scripture also specifically addresses the role of the prophetic as it relates to the concept of edification:

1 Cor 14:3, 5, 12, 26 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

The Scripture clearly states that the role of the prophetic ministry is to edify, to encourage spiritual growth and a life or holiness, to exhort, and to persuade through words of consolation, and Christ’s tender mercies. The prophetic ministry serves as a means of evangelism, and as a demonstration of the power of God to speak the purposes and intent of God in order to turn the hearts of the people to the Father.

As Foundation Builders, let us strive toward that same perfection. May we continue to examine our ways in order to serve in humility, walk in peace, and operate in His divine power to bring change to the earth!

A Prophetic Word

I demand a level of perfection as I am calling my people to another level. I am shifting the players, and changing the field. Some have come too accustomed to Me and take Me for granted. I am looking for those who have made themselves adaptable, flexible, and not set in the ways of man. I am looking for those who trust Me with their whole heart. I am looking for those who are willing to go back to the drawing board, and who allow Me to rework and refine. I send out a cry to those who have ears to hear! Press to meet the demand! Pray to meet the demand! Praise to meet the demand! My Power resides within you to enable you to push into My perfection. Prepare, my prophets, for the next level!

M. Adrienne Hawthorne

Protecting the Prophetic Assignment

Undrai and Bridget Fizer

Ministers strategically placed in certain areas, must not allow the tensions of the earth's breakdown to be the cause of the end of their ministry and discernment. There has been some movements of God by the Spirit in sending His people to various cities and countries to speak forth a message and release a certain anointing in these places.

The attack on the minds of these ministries will become great. There must be constant prayer support and God-appointed relationships to help inspire these ministries to keep their hearts and minds open toward God and His assignment. The Spirit is placing individuals in "various, prophetic areas," and the warfare against these kingdom ambassadors will be heightened. The enemy is desiring to wear out the saints.

The prophetic minister must guard against the attacks and pressures of his/her mind. The needs of the natural will be raised, and the focus on the assignment will be attacked by a "new type of war." It is very imperative that the prophetic minister guard their mind. The assignment can slip into the clutches of the enemy if their focus is disrupted. That's part of the main warfare of ministries being divinely shuffled into various, key regions of prophetic establishments.

The pressures of "succeeding in the things of the natural" and the much needed sustaining of normal, human living will be the pressure points to the prophetic minister who has been placed in certain areas as a key member of a God appointed assignment. The morale of the ambassador must be protected so the focus will not be lost. These kinds of mental battles can "cause the ambassador to lose the message." The prophetic mind is needed badly to constantly tap into the "vein of the Voice of God." The mind of the prophet is his/her power to hear and rightly divide the truth that is steadily flowing from God's Spirit. They cannot afford for the "signals to get crossed." They know that God has a word and a certain area of obedience that is needed to be activated in a certain time and place.

There is an attack against the consistent provision to these ministries. This battle is to cause the ambassador to fall into a certain "depression and destroy the area of his/her confidence in the Lord." The minister of the Lord, at this time, cannot afford to fall into depression and lose the "edge of the prophetic flow." This cannot happen. Prayers, supplies, and all other things needed to help in the advancement of the kingdom in this very strategic hour, must be covered by prophetic intercessor teams, and people who are not afraid to be identified with seasoned, prophetic ministry.

We cannot afford to lose prophetic focus. We cannot afford to fall into a spirit of depression. There is a time that is occurring (and already has) in this season where it will seem as though God's people may not know what they are doing or what is going on. Almost as if to say a "mental lapse" has come. Plans will seem to fail and doubt will begin to settle in. Confidence will start to lose it's power, and various "natural scenarios" will begin to fill the prophetic mind. This is the process of a "divine shift" in the Spirit that seem to have come while the "prophetic mind was under the duress of an attack on his/her mind." We must realize that the shiftings of the Spirit does not stop, and they will happen whether we discern it or not. That is why our minds and spirits must not lose "the power of the prophetic assignment". We must remain focused and not lose the Spirit of the Ministry of God.

We must repent of this "lapse" and contend for the flow of prophetic ideas and discernment. We must not lose our "right to speak"and release the awesome revelations of the Spirit. We must not lose the "prophetic edge" that causes us to obey and follow the Lord on another level of maturity (this is the level that discerns the intentions of the Father, and our obedience is developed to match the intense level of what this requires, THE ABILITY TO FOLLOW HIM WHEREVER AND WHENEVER HE GOES).

Pray for the protection of the prophetic mind and discernment. There are cities we have been strategically placed in and relocated to, and we must not lose the "power to see, hear, and speak to that key area. We must not lose the capacity to hear the Lord because we do not want to lose the "power of being established" in a certain place for a certain situation. We cannot afford to be in the right place...without a message!

Be Strong

Marsha Burns

I will lead you through this maze of confusion, for surely the enemy has loosed this turmoil against you. Be calm and quiet. Find the place of peace that passes understanding and do not move from it. It is that peace that will guard your heart and mind. Do nothing apart from My peace. I have set you as light in darkness, and even though the darkness will assault the light you will not be overcome by it. Maintain a position of truth and integrity. Refuse to give in to the temptation to hide your activities under the darkness of questionable motives. Be forthright, honest and open in everything. Let there be honor among My people.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO 80459

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