Five-Fold Today - Renewing Our Friendship With God - God's Love Cry - Stop Waiting - Greater Intimacy - Victory Song - Call Out - The Downward Spiral - Rivers On the Mountain - My Quilt

April 8, 2001

Renewing Our Friendship With God

Undrai Fizer

Our friendship with the Father must be protected from the responsibilities of life that can cause "coldness" and faithlessness in Him. We must never forget that we are in a relationship with the Creator and our friendship with Him is the most important thing.

After you have said "I love you" so long, you can unconsciously forget to trust the movements of the person. Familiarity can set in, and you can suddenly lose the daring trust or faith in the other. You become just "two people in a room". We then begin to have different opinions to everything. We love each other, but....

Our words will lose their meaning and power. We then will master the art of saying the "right thing at the right time", without feeling or meaning what we say. We will just say what we know the person wants to hear..

It can become the same with God. In the beginning of the relationship with God, we can have such an awesome time of conversation and peace. We are amazed at every answered prayer and every miracle He had performed. Even without us asking. We were in so much love. Even in the quiet times of the walk. We sought Him out daily, wondering if we offended Him in any way. Then, surprise! There He was. There He goes, "playing" with us again.

But as life progresses and we find other things to do in living and ministry, we can forget to "miss" God and look for Him. Suddenly, we have become sufficient in His presence and out of His presence. We have become grown up, now. We have so many things to do, and important people to see. The quietness that we loved before, makes us too nerovus now.

Two opinions have set in, His and ours. Two visions have been birthed, His and ours. In this age of apostolic/prophetic movements, networking, and educational facilitation of the Present Truth, the one thing we must never forget is our friendship with God. When you are friends, there is trust. When there is trust there will be no secrets and inner fear.

Our friendship with God will help in the journey of new things in God. It will help in the realms of the depths of God as we embrace movements in the church that we have never seen or experienced before.

We can become so educated in the "present truth" knowledge of God to the point of knowledge speaking to us, rather than the voice of God. We can become "in the know," and yet lose our "where is He?" passion of His Presence. We have learned what it means when He is quiet and when He speaks. We have learned His "ways."

Have we really?

There were times when we desired to be alone with God. Now, we just want to be alone. Period. Life and the wars of responsibility can destroy the ears to hear God. It can destroy the hunger to feed off of God. This world is so fast paced, that we will "eat on the run." We have learned to survive. We have become so wise in what God wants to do, that we can learn about Him without having faith in Him or living in His Presence.

That is the tragedy of some fellowships today. We can learn about Him without having faith in Him. We build "disciples" with different opinions from the word of God. We can build people to know the scriptures, and yet be afraid of living in the face of God.

Let's fix this breach with God. Let's become friends with Him again. Let's develop that heart that wondered, "where are you, today?" Prophetic giftings, that flow with accuracy, will never replace the friendship of God.

This type of "missing" God may be the best one yet...

Undrai & Bridget Fizer

Move in the Flow. Move in the Glory.

God's Love Cry

Ras Robinson

I long for you! Who do you think put the attraction in your heart to desire after Me? You see, I have been seeking you even as you have been seeking Me. I created you that I might have fellowship and intimacy with you.

When you turn to the left or right, I am there, waiting. You may be low or high in spirit, but I am always there to meet you. Can you hear My heart's cry for you, My beloved? Listen to your heartstrings. There is a melody there that I have created in order to make you aware of Myself and My desire to be with you.

It is your worship that pleases me. Your obedience to My commands allows Me to bring into your life My ultimate intention throughout time towards you. When you go to those secret places by the sea, on the mountain or in another special place, it excites My heart because I know that it is then that I can best speak to your heart My desires. It is there that I can reveal Myself to you as it pleases you and Me. I long for you! Come to Me, My beloved.

Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings. Psalm 17:8


You were always with Me. Your destiny has been planned in Heaven. All of your choices have fit right into My plans for you. Yet, the choices were yours. I ordered even the timing of your birth. I knew your name before it was chosen by others. Your life is in orchestration to make you a blessing and for you to be blessed all the days of your life.

And I can tell you that you have been personally and especially chosen for this hour in which you are now living. We have observed every day of your life and We know that your best is yet to come. For we know what We have planned for you, for good and not harm.

Nothing has been wasted. What you consider wasted is being used by Me and will be used by Me and for your good in the future. For in your weaknesses I will show Myself strong.

Stand up straight, dust yourself off, walk north, south, east and west and see the enormous boundaries I have chosen for your inheritance. Receive it. Bring glory to Me through the way that you become the good, faithful and excellent steward I have made of you.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

Pastors Ras & Beverly Robinson
Fullness in Christ Church

Stop Waiting

Tim Plett

My people, My precious children. Know that I love you always. I have called you and you belong to Me. But know this, hear Me, I have called you to a purpose. You have a destiny in Me. And there is a hungry, dying world waiting for you, My people, to walk out that destiny.

I have prepared you. The power is in you through Me. Yet you hesitate. You question your calling. You fear failure. You question your adequacy. The task seems too big. Hesitate no longer.

You have counted the costs. That is good. There are costs to obedience as the world counts costs. But please stop counting. When the final tally comes in there will be great reward in going where I ask you to go.

You have been standing at the threshold of My fullness. Come in to the fullness. And then go out in My name. You have been standing by the banqueting table and have hesitated. Eat and then lead others to the food which brings eternal.

The light is green. Go.

Greater Intimacy

Marsha Burns

I am calling you to a place of greater intimacy and power in intercession. Come into the Holy of Holies and listen for My voice. Let Me speak to your heart in quietness and assurance. Allow Me to share the secrets of My heart and the mysteries of My kingdom in clarity. Then, what you have heard in secret declare openly in proclamation. Shout it from the mountain tops! Announce it openly and boldly so that all of heaven and earth will know and understand My intentions and purposes. Refuse to allow the enemy to steal your boldness, and do not believe his lies that your prayers are not effective. Whatever you pray or proclaim according to My will, I will do.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO

Victory Song

Patrick Kern

Suddenly the devastating whirlwind of the Lord roars with fury, It shall burst upon the heads of the wicked. The lord will not call off the fierceness of his wrath until it has finished all the terrible destruction He has planned. At that time all of my people shall recognize me as Lord. They shall act like my people. For long ago the lord has said I have loved my people with an everlasting love. And with loving kindness I have drawn you to me. For the Lord says sing for joy for all I'm going to do. Shout out with praise and joy. The Lord has saved His people. Tears of joy shall stream down their faces and they shall come home and sing songs of joy upon the hills of zion and shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord. Their life shall be like a watered garden and all their sorrows shall be gone. The young girls will dance for joy and menfolks old and young will take their part in all the fun. For I have given rest to the weary and joy to all the sorrowing. The Lord of host says bless you, o center of righteousness, o holy hill! And the city dwellers and the farmers and the shepherds alike live together in peace and happiness. I have given rest to the weary, and joy to all the sorrowing.

In Jesus love and prayers


Call Out

Petru Prinsloo


You cannot stay down after you've fallen. Tho' I am as a loving Father that runs to pick you up and kiss your bruised knees, some prefer to stay on the ground crying or trust in their own strength to get up again.

It sounds un-imaginable, does it not? How can anyone prefer to stay down after they've fallen or not respond to My loving invitation to pick them up and heal them? Is not the best place to be after a fall/hurt in the arms of a loving Parent?

I cannot pick anybody up who chooses to stay down. I cannot dress your wounds and apply My healing balm when you lie with your faces buried in the dirt. I cannot bring you into My loving arms when your back is turned to Me. I cannot help you if you don't choose My help. This is your will.

My will is that you call out to Me. My will is that you reach your arms up to Me. My will is that you turn your face to Mine. My beloved children, everybody experiences the knocks & bumps and stresses & strains of life. But on these you must not dwell - rather take Me by My Word and see how I will rush to your aid.

My Word is full of examples of how I come to the aid of those who turn their hearts to Me. Remember how I supernaturally helped those who called on My name. It is also full of examples of what happens to those who turn away from Me. Remember how the kings of old, who trusted in alliances with other countries or in their own strength, were overcome by their enemies.

You cannot heal yourself after a fall. You cannot bear the stresses & strains of life by your own strength. You cannot survive the knocks & bumps of life on your own. I am the Lord your God Who heals you. I am the Lord your God Who strengthens you. I am the Lord your God Who protects you.

Do not let pride, arrogance and stubbornness prevent you from calling out to Me. I am a jealous God. My desire is for you. I have high purposes for you. No human mind can ever imagine what I have planned for you. I have good, high and royal plans for you! It is time that you come into the fullness of the abundant life that I've given you.

You will not see My glory and power work in and thru you when you eyes are not on Me. You will not experience my glory and power work in and thru you when you hobble along on the walking stick of your own strength. ........ and alas - you will only feel the brunt of the enemy's burdens on you back when it is turned to Me.

My children, My Father's heart is yearning for you. I want to help, strengthen and protect you. I do not want you to battle thru life on your own. You belong to Me. I am jealous for you. You are Mine and My eyes constantly search for those who are seeking My face.

Call out to Me My child, I WILL answer.

The Downward Spiral

Mary Clark

Many of My children are caught in a downward spiral of lost hope. These words are for YOU! Hear the word of the Lord God Almighty:

I came to seek the lost, and lift them out of the miry clay. You responded to that call, but somewhere along the way you strayed - you strayed and looked to the world for your sustenance. Now you are wreaking the havoc of that decision. I want to tell you, if you are eager to get back on the road that leads to the eternal blessings of your Father, you must come to Me with a totally repentant heart. Lay aside all those things in the past, and turn from them to My direction. Come willingly into the open arms of the Beloved. He has many fascinating things to tell you. He has many wonderful things to show to you. But first, you must lay aside those things of the world that have captured your attention, and seek the heart of the Father.

I am explaining something to you today. I am giving you a hope - a hope in your tomorrows being made real in the light of your past going its way, and you going My way. Will you step aside from those things that beset you, and step into the open arms of the Beloved? Fully recount to Me all that has driven that wedge between us, and then walk away. Never look back again! Never recount them to Me again.

That is it, beloved. That is all there is to it. If you do this you will find yourself soaring up out of that downward spiral, and reaching up into the pinnacle of My heart into the pleasures that I have provided for you forevermore!!!

Marianna, Florida
Servant of the Lord
Prophetic Exhortation

Rivers On the Mountain

Michele Perry

The Coming Outpouring of God's Presence

I looked and I saw rivers flowing on the mountain. They were flowing on all sides in all directions flooding forth toward the ground below until they reached a series of gates. Some gates were closed totally and some were just beginning to open. When the rivers were released from the mountain, they rushed over the waste places below filling the dry desolate land with life.

"What is it I am seeing Lord?"

This was His reply:

"Beloved, you are seeing the coming outpouring of My Presence. This is what I am doing in this day. Rivers are being released from My Holy Mountain. Rivers that will renew the desert places and cause the wastelands to bloom into My garden of promise. I look in compassion on Zion this day. I look with longing on My Bride. I will restore her ruined cities desolate for generations and rebuild her walls. I will comfort her and hold her close. I will make her driest deserts like Eden and her most barren wilderness My garden.

How you ask? Because the rivers of My Presence are flowing now on My holy mountain. They are bubbling forth and flowing from the depths of My heart. The flood gates are about to be released: NO MORE TRICKLES! TORRENTS are about to flow! There are those who have been content to play in the gentle flowing streams on My mountain. The smallest stream is about to become a raging river of my glory. Get ready! Get ready to move with My river or you will be swept away by what is about to be revealed in the earth. There have been those thirsty seekers of My heart who have found the flood gates on My mountain. They have been drinking from the trickles that have flowed out from them. Everything you have seen to date beloved is but a drop in the flood to come. You have thought I hold the keys to My flood gates: I don't. I have given the keys to you, My Bride. The keys are obedience, repentance and worship. When you, My beloved walk in obedient, broken, outpoured worship and repentance: the flood gates will be released. Even now there are those that are being opened; the TORRENTS are coming! The River is about to rage! Open the gates My Bride to let My glory flood the land. Open the gates that I may come in.

The deserts are about to bloom. The wilderness is about to burst forth in rejoicing because of My splendor. All the places you once thought were barren and forsaken, I am about to restore. The deserts are about to dance because I am walking through them releasing My Life to flow. Rivers, rivers, RIVERS are flowing NOW on My mountain and are about to be released to saturate, to flood the land. Listen to the sound of the downpour approach from the heights to give life to the wastelands, the dry places, the ruins. And not just your individual lives, but the destinies of entire cities and nations will feel the impact of the coming inundation of My Spirit.

Rivers are about to flow from the heights. The flood gates are being opened as My people worship. Are you ready to move with My river? Are you ready to ride the rapids of My Presence as it floods through your streets. No longer will your buildings be able to contain My Presence or My glory. In this outpouring I am going to impact the streets with My Presence.

Are you ready beloved? I challenge you. You hold the keys: use them. You want to see the dry place in your life blossom with My life: use the keys I have given you. You want to see Your cities reached: use the keys I have given you. Open the flood gates for My glory that the rivers on My mountain may flood the earth and bring healing to your land."

South Asia

My Quilt

As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. Each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles. An Angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life.

But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in everyday life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all. I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune.

I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened. My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air. Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose, each in turn, holding up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me, and nodded for me to rise. My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life, and laughter, but there had also been trials of illness, and death, and false accusations that took from me my world as I knew it. I had to start over many times, I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance. In my life, I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me.

And now, I had to face the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was. I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes. Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded through the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, "Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles. Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you.

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