Realigning Our Sights - Dying To Glory - Trust Me - The Bride Church Pattern Now - Blow Holy Spirit Upon the Garden - Forget Not the Keys - They MUST Be Clean - Teen Awakening - I Have Redeemed You

February 13, 2001

Realigning Our Sights

Jim Grayson

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

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. Galatians 2:20:

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8

Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? Acts 26:8

I've come to know the enemy's ways quite well over the last few months. I've seen him attack me and my friends. I've heard his whispers of death and his screams of failure. He calls God a liar (what a travesty!), says He won't come through, says we're all nuts. He says I'm going to die. He says a lot of stuff but thus far, I have not heard one shred of truth unless it was twisted and turned around into another meaning. He has done everything he can think of to turn the focus of the remnant away from God and onto their pain, their life, their circumstances, families, programs, finances, personal grievances...all of this because, although the enemy can't see the future any more than we, he is observant enough to know something is afoot in the Kingdom of Heaven, and that if he's not very diligent at this time, he is going to get kicked, and kicked hard. Consequently, he has declared all out war on God's remnant. He isn't after those who are not after God; he's after you, beloved, because you are after God, and he knows you will attain that which you seek. Rejoice! You have the enemy running scared so it's time to take a breath and realign your sights.

This is what God says: We have much to do, the scope of which is much greater, much higher, much deeper, much more powerful, much more tremendous and wondrous than we have dared to dream. Because of this, we must be so dead...that we know that we know that we know we have nothing to offer God or anyone else.

Apart from God, I'm just one of the so-called "good ol' boys", ever quick with an off-color joke and a smile, a curse and a laugh and if you crossed me, I would have been tempted to shoot you. The calling to which we have answered is so high, so lofty, so pure that we must be absolutely convinced of our own abject wretchedness apart from the Cross, not one time, not even three times, as was Peter, but, with me, many, many times over, seeing my failure to be able to buck up and walk in righteousness. Though I strive and strain, cry and weep, hate myself or whatever self mortification I might dream up, I cannot walk the walk He has called me to do. Therefore, I seek His presence and desire to stay there and I can't even do that. I find myself as a toddler who has to slip off Daddy's lap occasionally and play with dubious toys, coming back to Him all runny-nosed, dirtied up and ashamed. Still, after all of this, He gives me mercy, He gives me grace, He gives me His love and He gives me His assurance that, lo and behold, I am right on schedule and right where I need to be. Can you imagine, beloved, being the most balky and stumbling of His children and finding that in spite of my failings, my stumblings, my skinned knees and my utter lack of ability to do anything right, He says I am what He wants me to be...right here...right now...and to rest in Him so that He, the blessed Lord Jesus...the Author and Finisher of my faith, may finish that good work in me which He started on the day of my birth nearly fifty years ago. This, dear friend, is the Great Mystery of our faith, that God would take a mess of humanity like me, and you, and make us into "something beautiful, something good". This is the reason we have suffered much, because we are to be something of value in the Kingdom of God.

We are not called to be pew warmers. We are not called to be Sunday Christians. We are not called to fill our own desires or develop our own programs or ministries or to follow our traditions or denominations. We are called to absolutely die, ultimately. Then and only then can we really do what we are called to tear down the very walls of hell itself, defeat the enemy at every turn and lift up the Name of the Most High King, Jesus, our Blessed Hope, higher and purer than it has ever been lifted before. We are to be channels of God's love, healing all manner of sickness, casting out demons, raising the dead...we are to be channels of the greater works of which He so graciously made me aware back in 1978. We are to ebb and flow as He sees fit. We are to be great and we are to be small. Above all, we are to serve Him, bringing Him our worship, which will be in spirit and in truth.

Ah...what a life we have lived...and what a life we live...and what a life we will soon see manifested in and through us as Jesus bursts forth from us to touch the world around us. May He ever be glorified in all of us. May we be so dead that we have no other desire but to follow Him as a little puppy follows it's master. This...this is the desire of my heart. I pray it is yours, also.

Be blessed in Jesus, beloved of God. You have my heart.
Our Jesus is Lord of all.
In His Love,
Jim Grayson

A Freshening Wind
Lexington, KY

Dying To Glory

Undrai Fizer

This realm of the apostolic/prophetic dimension (refer to "Defining the New Dimensions) will reestablish the character of Christ in the earth. It will reactivate His inward death to self and success. His death to personal glory and a soul that aches for fame and recognition.

Death to glory is a much harder death to die than "sinful habits" per se. I'm not putting sin in a category, but success is something that we all want and desire. We do not minister to be a failure or a stumblingblock. But Christ had to master success. He had to master being recognized.

To some of us, recognition vindicates what others have misunderstood about us in some form or fashion. It says that we have succeeded. It answers years of pain and toil in being "put behind" by others. It gives us that good feeling to know that the "words" we taught that brought personal persecution, was confirmed by a "recognized" minister of the gospel.

How many of us have ever told a person (or believer), "Do not tell anyone that I ministered to you?" "Do not tell anyone that I am the one who prophesied that word to you." Has anyone of us ever backed away from a sure victory or area of recognition? That is one the hardest things to do, believe me!

Being like Christ is more than dealing with lustful thinking and immoral habits. It's learning to live with the power of success and effectiveness. It's learning to truly give God His due for the things He has freely given to us.

We may say it, but do we truly do it? If we did, it will end a lot of spiritual competition and inward jealousy. It will eliminate the "I did it first" spirit and cause us to truly appreciate others and embrace the diversity of ministries, gifts, and anointings.

We have all been put down. We have all been misunderstood. We do not want to repeat that process again because there is "no hurt like a church hurt."

There is no greater pain than to sincerely desire to bless people and it backfires on you. To love people that will not love you back. To be rejected by a word you give, but yet see them receive the same word from someone else.

It hurts bad. Real bad. (Sounds like I may have gone through this too, huh?)

But this is the season and time where the Spirit of God will allow those things to happen to cause us to die to glory. He will cause us to die to the thing we feel we need to be truly accepted and embraced, because we are tired of being alone in this thing! We are tired because it has been so long...since we had someone who truly understands.

God will use that time of loneliness to cause us to die to glory. It's time to finally love the kingdom of God and not the kingdom of our works and toil. We have built inward kingdoms with God's material. We have used His word to build an inward desire of personal acceptance.

God is breaking that house down. To those of us who are going through this season of "wild changes" and "crazy ministry," He is breaking our houses down. We are learning to die to glory. We have to learn if we are going to truly live out the kingdom experience. He is putting us to inner shame as we breaks off the "stuff" we have magnified for so long.

We are going to make it, however. We will achieve the destiny of our lives that He has promised. But He is going to make sure that we love like Christ and understand like Christ before we handle His Mantle.

Our shoulders must be realigned to wear the burden of Christ. We will have to really desire for God to find us still hidden, do a work through us, and hide us again. Can we handle God using an opportunity that can bring us from the depths of obscurity, and "forgetting about us," like the worker did with Joseph in prison? Whew!

In order for the miraculous to sweep across America as it did in Christ day, we will have to die to glory. God will use living, "dead" men to raise dead men. He will use those who have died to glory to raise others to glory.

Men who have not mastered glory get easily offended at others. We get "this stinging bitterness" inside of us when we have not died to glory. We will only have menial success in life and ministry with this hindering spirit still raging on the inside.

It will cause a jealousy to build on the inside of you. It will make you feel good when others "ministry does not work." It will make you feel that "I am the one who can do this." "I am the one"! "I am the one"!

Dying to glory is the hardest death to die. Glory is what will cause all of this mess to make sense! All we want is someone to notice, right?

Dying to glory. The hardest death to die....

Trust Me

Fred Kelly

Behold I am the Lord God of all flesh. Is there anything to hard of me? Says the Lord. For the Lord would say unto you this day , that I have come into your presence to touch you and I've come into your presence to use you. I've come into your presence to lift you up and to restore you , declares God. So why do you harbor back, and say that I cannot do it. Why do you stand back and say, Lord it is to hard for me. Don't feel sorry for yourself says the Lord, but step forward with Me and know that I am with you, and I surround you and that I go before you, and that we shall break through the wall, because I am with you, declares God. For I've declared that I am going to use you in a powerful and new way. I've declared that I am going to take you to heights beyond that you have seen before, says the Lord. So step forward in the power that I have. That power I give unto you, that authority I give unto you, I give it unto you in the name of My Son Jesus.

Don't relinquish that which I have given unto you to the enemy. For I have declared this day that I would have a people that would stand strong and that would stand firm and that you go forward as I go forward. As I go to the left, you go to the left, as I go to the right, you go to the right, but do not move to left not the right unless I do, declares God. For I am the one that leads and I am the one that directs, I am the one that has said I have called you and, yes I have said that there is nothing that is to hard for Me, and I've given you the strength of My Son, that is down within you when you receive Me. For I have said in My word that you can do all things through Christ, who is My Son, and He strengthens you to do it. So rely on that which I have given unto you in My word and rely on the anointing that I give unto you through My Spirit, says the Lord. For it is a cleansing and a freeing and anointing that breaks the yoke of bondage that you found yourself under and it is no longer there. So do not remember those things of the past, but go forward with the things that I've called you to do, says God.

The Bride Church Pattern Now

Ron & Barbara McGatlin

Most of us have heard much theological teaching regarding the Bride of Christ and her preparation of purification and beautification. The church is now entering a very serious time of practical and real fulfillment. A new season of expedited transformation is upon the church. The empowerment of the grace of God is pouring out now in these very days to make ready a Bride to walk with the King. The pattern for the glorious Bride Church is being laid out before us and we are drawn to lay aside everything and pressed to give ourselves to the one who loves us. The pattern of God is coming forth to produce the bright shining church of His making. The pattern is for a committed loyal Bride shining with the glorious light of His wisdom and purity.

Pastor Steve Gray, of the World Revival Church / Smithton Outpouring, recently said, "We are moving into a new day. God is making a new kind of church --- a new day and a new church without divided loyalty. Messengers are here today to teach you how to shine --- to become a glorious radiant Bride. It is not hard to completely give yourself to someone you love. But not many people on the planet are ready. Are you ready to give your life to Him?"

It is no longer acceptable to divide our loyalty between God and ourselves. We cannot continue to divide our devotion between God and the spirit of the world.

Pastor Steve also said, "God's Bride must be set apart and washed in His Word. She desires to be washed in the opinions, the will, and the ways of Jesus. We must be set apart first, then washed and abide with Him, and then we can ask whatever we will. We can start wearing his gold jewelry now and allow Him to teach us to walk as His radiant Bride. The whole world will then see His glorious radiant Bride. We have got to get busy. We've got to be ready to walk with the King. No more 'little light of mine'. We need a huge beam of light. The world is in darkness and we are the light of the world."

The Bride pattern is coming forth in people around the world as a new shift toward the reality of the Word becoming flesh in God's people is replacing religion. In these first days, in the first part of the new millennium, in the new sanctuary at World Revival Church and other places around the world, it is apparent that God is establishing a new pattern with His fire and Word that is part of something much bigger than World Revival Church and is flowing out to the world.

There are indicators around the world that the people of the world are beginning to awaken to spiritual reality of life. More people are naming the name of Jesus "Yeshua" than ever before in history. The love of the Father has been established in many hearts and now the body of Christ is being drawn to respond with concepts of reality living with and for God. Concepts like commitment, loyalty, and pure devotion are becoming reality in the hearts of believers, as more and more we have begun to realize life is all about Him and not all about us. We are not the center of the universe and are not of utmost importance. How we feel and what we have are not the first things of significance in the universal work and plan of God. God Himself is the one to be considered, the one to be worshiped, the one who is all-important. It's all about Him, how He feels and what He wants. We are becoming a glorious Bride not a ruling groom. We rule and reign with Him as the wife of the King, but Jesus "Yeshua" is the one and only King of kings and Lord of lords.

Ron McGatlin

Blow Holy Spirit Upon the Garden

Stephen Hanson

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." John 3

GAL 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. [24] Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. [25] Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. [26] Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

What do the north winds blow? What do winter winds bring? They scatter things from afar. The winds blow and no one knows from whence they come. Winds can blow many things. I say blow, blow winds into my people. Blow oh mighty wind of the Holy Spirit. Will my wind come with great force or it will it come soft and mild?

(The Lord showed me a bellows that is used for blowing upon coals to cause it to become stronger and produce a greater fire. It continued to blow and blow, but there were only coals, and no fire would come. It appeared to be dead and lifeless. Then out of the midst of these dead coals came stems and branches. They grew and grew and then began to produce fruit at the tops of their branches. At first I thought they were thistles, but they were blossoms of flowers.)

(Again the Lord showed me this scene, but now the stems and branches had produced beautiful flowers. They were of a pink and fuchsia hue and color. In the middle of one of these flowers was a bee searching for nectar. It eventually started to fly off, and I noticed something that it was carrying. It seemed to take it to pollinate another flower, but then was rather large in its mouth. As I looked at it it opened up into the word of God. Then it opened to Gal. 5, where it was speaking about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. And I heard the voice of the Lord say: "The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love.")

The Lord then said:

"My people are in need of my fruit. The bellows have not produced a great fire within them. The reason for this now is that my fruit needs to be manifested in them. The character of my Holy Spirit is very important to Me. How can you be like Me if you don't produce fruit after my likeness? Take on my character and become like Me. My fruit will be manifested among my people. So blow, blow Holy Spirit upon the gardens of my people."

Stephen Hanson

Forget Not the Keys

Martin Sayers

I have given you the keys to the Kingdom. Be not as a child with a shinny toy who soon grows weary of a gift and crawls on to something else. The keys to the Kingdom of God are for My Sons. Does the son have keys to his father's house? Does the father make his son weep and wail out in the cold waiting to come in? NO!

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the Sons of God.

Have faith in God. This is not the end but the beginning. Do not look back nor go back to what has been it will not serve you here in this the Third Day. Put your faith and all that you have toward God. Hold no good thing back for that which you hold back will become an anchor and hold you back.

Let go of everything. The keys I have given you work by faith but not by the faith of man. It is the faith of the sons of God that shall speak to this mountain and cause it to be cast into the sea. You must allow yourself to be led by the Spirit of God and be obedient to it before you can be a Son of God. But when you yield all then will you have also the faith of the Son of God and that will move mountains. Faith will not move you. But you must move in and by faith according to My Spirit then shall you see greater works that these being done.

Martin Sayers
Kremmling, Colorado 80459

They MUST Be Clean

Thomas Lawrence

Tell My people I am coming and they MUST be clean - they MUST be clean - they MUST be clean. For I am coming for a spotless bride. THEY MUST BE CLEAN!

If you can't give it all, you can't have any of Me. For the day is coming, the great day of My wrath. None who are not of Me will escape My wrath.

Do you carry unforgiveness in your heart? Then you are NOT spotless.
Do you carry jealousy in your heart? Then you are NOT spotless.
Do you carry pride in you heart? Then you are NOT spotless.
Do you carry greed in your heart? Then you are NOT spotless.
Do you carry envy in your heart? Then you are NOT spotless.

I am coming for a spotless bride. You must surrender all to Me. There can be nothing left for I will not be a part of adultery. It's ALL of Me or NONE of Me. You must choose. Do not delay - your days are numbered.

Make no mistake, I am a Sovereign God and I am a Just God. I must judge all men equally. There can be no bargaining with Me. I love you, but I must be Just.

Do you not know that you were bought with the price of My Son? I cannot buy only part of you. I must have ALL of you or NONE of you. I love you, but I MUST be Just.

Will you bear My mark or the mark of another? Only those who bear My mark may enter into My reward - all others will be cast into outer darkness. Will you choose this day? No choice is the WRONG choice. Come to Me this day. I long for you. Come to Me. Come to Me. Come to Me. I long for you. Don't delay. Choose this day.

The Lord has caused me to hear the reponses of some who would read this in their pride and arrogance. They would say, "I am covered by the Blood of Jesus and my sins are always forgiven." The Lord would have you consider His Word in response to your callous use of His shed Blood.

Hebrews 10:26 - 39: If we deliberately keep on sinning AFTER WE HAVE RECEIVED the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge HIS people."

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him." But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

Revelations 3:11-19: I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, `I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

Teen Awakening

George G Delo

Open your hearts and seek the Lord your God. Lift up your heads and seek the Lord, for it is the time of outpouring. Open wide your mouths and I will fill them. I am releasing a fresh outpouring of My Spirit upon My people. I will fill your thirsty souls and baptize you afresh. My Spirit will prepare the way before Me and lead you into the fullness of My divine purposes. I am opening a fountain from on high that you might continually drink to the full. Be refreshed. Be strengthened. Even as My angel made provision by the broom tree in the wilderness for Elijah to make a great journey, so I am making provision for My people for that which lies ahead. It is a time to seek My face and receive My strengthening for the great things ahead.

The Lord has been ministering to young people in great ways as of late. I am seeing a spiritual awakening taking place in many young teens. They have a great hunger for spiritual things. We had a great time in the Lord this past weekend as His Spirit was poured out on their thirsty souls. What a refreshing sight to see teens weeping before the Lord and seeking His presence and power. One young man was so overcome by the Holy Spirit that He couldn't stop weeping and speaking in tongues for at least 30 minutes. You could literally feel the presence of the Lord emanating from His body.

But through it all I believe the Lord is speaking from on high that we are getting ready to see a mighty breakthrough among the young people of our nation. Entire schools will be lit up with the glory of the Lord as young people flock together in spontaneous meetings of repentance and brokenness. Classes will be disrupted as the Holy Spirit sweeps into their midst. It is time to pray for our young people as God stirs them up and separates leaders across the land in preparation for His work.

George G. Delo
Power For Today Prophetic Ministries

I Have Redeemed You

Dorothea Montague

My dearly beloved children....

Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you, for I am the Lord your God. (Isa. 43:1b-3a)

My little ones, so many of you are enduring tribulation times in your lives....broken relationships, sickness and pain in your bodies, financial problems and all kinds of trials. Of course the enemy will do all in his power to prevent you from serving Me. In a moment of time I could scatter the enemy and he would not be able to attack you. Were I to do this you would become complacent and not avail yourselves of opportunities to grow in Me and to come into new, intimate relationships with Me.

My beloved people, I tell you, whenever you pass through the waters of adversity or the fires of tribulation I will be with you and you shall have victory over all the attacks of the enemy.

You are seeing much evidence that you are indeed entering into the last days of time. Long ago prophecies are being fulfilled.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Tim. 3:1-5)

Does not this Scripture depict the character of many in your midst? Indeed, My people, you need to be mindfil of My admonition, "From such people turn away." Beloved, seek fellowship with like-minded people, meeting together to praise and worship Me.

...speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of the Lord. (Ephes. 5:19,21)

O My peope, how much you need each other as you encounter difficult days ahead.

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb. 10:24,25)

Beloved, neglect not the assembling of yourselves together, fellowshipping in the study of My Word, in praying for each others needs, sharing testimonies of what I am doing in your lives and to enjoy each others company in happy times spent together.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. (Psa. 133:1)

My beloved people, do not fear the horrendous events you are seeing on the horizon. Just know that I am in control of everything in heaven and on earth and that My will for the world shall be accomplished. Yes, there are many events in the world that cause people to question, "Why would a merciful God allow this to happen?" but My ways are not their ways and I shall bring good out of all things.

I am moving by My Spirit all over the world, even in the midst of tribulation I am moving and you are hearing of great multitudes who are accepting Me as their Lord and Savior. You are hearing of great multitudes who are receiving healing of sickness and disease in their bodies, even some who have been given no hope of recovery. You are seeing My people entering into end-time ministries, such as they never dreamed possible, with My power and anointing upon them.

O, My people, all those whom I have raised up for just such a day as this, I am calling you forth to boldly proclaim to all people that I died on the cross of Calvary that they might be saved and that I took their diseases and infirmities that they might be healed.

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