Five-Fold Today - Jezebel - Deeds Of Destruction - The Power Of My Kingdom - Relationship, Revelation, and Response to God's Ability - The Secret Place - Sacrament Of Worship - The Harness of the Lord

May 22, 2001

Jezebel

Lori Thomas

Vision:

I saw a person in a box. Walls all around kept the person bound. They were in a prison cell. Then I saw another person surrounded by a circle that went around and around. On the outside of the circle were beams of light, flowing outward from the person, through the circle and out. Then I saw a body of water- it was a very swift moving.

Interpretation:

The first person who was in the prison represents the prophetic voice that is unable to find release. The second person represented what God intended the prophetic voice to be- free, and able to find release through Him as He surrounds, protects and filters. The release of the truly prophetic voice is powerful and should flow freely like the river.

There are many that are imprisoned by fear of man and/or intimidation by a spirit of Jezebel.

I kept hearing the word control and I began to write what came to mind. This is what I believe the Lord was telling me.

Control says, "I can't trust you to do the right thing, so I will make up the rules and you will do it my way. It's my way or nothing. Control comes when one is insecure, hurt, and untrusting. No one else can have a voice about it. Control manipulates others to feel guilty and fearful of no doing it "right", or not having done it "right." Control is witchcraft and deadly when it comes to the moving of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is quenched when control enters the picture because the Spirit is the One who is to control and be in control. Being led by the flesh is a form of control because it is contrary to being led by the Spirit. Something is either Holy Spirit controlled or it's not. PERIOD! Anything not Spirit controlled is controlled from the wrong source- either self or flesh, or demonically (or both).

I believe that the Lord is calling His people to stand against the Jezebel spirit. Control is one of many effects of that spirit. We need to break free from this and allow the voice of God in us to be released and constantly flowing!

thomase@knology.net

Deeds Of Destruction

Glenn H. Jackson

....He who is not with me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.... Luke 11:23 (Nasb)

How often our Heavenly Father is blamed for the works of the Evil One - even by many of His own children. Because of their ignorance of His Word and their lack of fellowship with Him, they "unknowingly" attribute the deeds of destruction, theft and death to the One that so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to deliver us from the domain of darkness and transfer us into the Kingdom of God. The time has come for the lies and doctrines of devils to stop being circulated freely in the church; for in this last hour, as the spotless and unblemished Church is made ready for the return of the Lord Jesus, everything which is not in complete accordance with the Word of God will be seen for what it truly is - a lie of Satan!

For centuries the Evil One has been allowed to build his schemes into the church and, like a cancer which eats away the life of each cell until the body is no longer able to function, he has been allowed to paralyse many areas of the church through his lies. Instead of many children of God being in agreement with the revealed Word of their Heavenly Father, they find themselves fighting against - and contending with - their brothers and sisters. Many who have come up through "denominational" circles have remained in bondage to a group of rules and regulations (doctrines), that to the carnal mind appear quite acceptable, but in reality they are an abomination to God! All the years apart from the living Word of God have produced in them a "faith" which adheres only to the traditions and doctrines of men - and the "self-effort" that is its spontaneous by-product.

There is a great and urgent need for the uncompromised Word of God to be put forth from the pulpits of our land by men and women who are anointed to do so. The time has come for the showdown between the True Church and the Evil One for the control of men's hearts and minds - and by the power of the Holy Spirit we shall destroy his strongholds and conquer overwhelmingly in all that we set our hand to. It is truly time for every child of God to choose their allegiance and go all out for Jesus always remembering that it is only in continually keeping our eyes fixed upon Him that will allow us to continually be found fighting for Him and not against Him!

Related Scriptures: (Joshua 1:8) (John 3:16) (Colossians 1:12-14) (Ephesians 5:27) (Matthew 15:3-9) (1 John 3:8) (Deuteronomy 30:15-20) (Joshua 24:14-15)

jtlmin@shammah.com

The Power Of My Kingdom

Bill Burns

I come today in the power of My kingdom and I reveal that kingdom to you even before the fullness of the manifestation comes upon the earth. I do it that you might move with all haste into the kingdom of My glory. I will have a people in this, the end of the age, that manifest My presence, who walk even in My likeness. They shall be given the joy of the Lord because they have the Holy Spirit.

The kingdom of God doesn't not exist in just meats alone, I say, but in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. I say, come forth and receive of the living waters. Receive the manifestation of the Spirit. I challenge you today to dare to believe that My word will be performed in your life if you will but believe and if you will make all haste now to move from the position of doubt and unbelief to a position of faith. In that faith I can bring the manifestation of the fullness of My grace. It shall come to you and be found living within you. I, Myself, will be your reward. I am calling you now to come and abide with Me in the Holy of Holies where My glory will be an abiding, continuous, overflowing presence of the Shekinah that I dwell in. It shall be given to you as a gift, I say, even today if you can receive. I say, move into the Upper Room. Be seated before Me. Learn of My Son, and I shall give unto you good gifts.

I hear the Lord also say to some today that He is about to change your kingdom position, and bring you to places you have never been before, places that you have hungered for, places that you have thought about and thirsted for. And, the Lord says, because of your perseverance, because of your continuation, I am going to change you and move you into an elevated place. I am going to bring you forth out of the clay that you have been mired in. I will set you in a high place. I will set you in the cleft of the Rock, and My glory will pass by you, and when My glory passes by you, it will forever change you because you have remained faithful to seek Me and to continue on with Me even in these many years.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO
http://ft111.com
ft111@ft111.com

Relationship, Revelation, and Response to God's Ability

Tim and Theresa Early

According to the Prayer of Paul the Apostle in Ephesians 1:17-18, the Spirit of the Lord grants us Wisdom and Revelation in the intimate knowledge {or knowing} of HIM. In this, I see the value of daily thanking the heavenly Father for flooding us with various streams and rivers of life, especially since this realm of grace could never be obtained through any other means but by His revealing Spirit. 1st Corinthians 2:9-16} - Galatians 1:12; Deuteronomy 29:29

For consider this, many would desire a deep depth and profundity of revelatory truth, but are at the crossroads in how we are to receive and dispense such measure of grace and glory. And, a lot of others hear about the term "revelation knowledge," and are rather spooked at the idea of anyone receiving ongoing revelation today, supposing that the canon of scripture forbids anyone to apprehend such caliber of grace.

Nevertheless, revelation knowledge, from God's point of view, is not the desperate attempts of some to obtain new insights and understanding from carnal minds, conventional wisdom, institutionalized textbook theories, which is simply the tree of the knowledge of good and evil { independence from God}. Rather, revelation knowledge stems from a deep and abiding intimacy with the heavenly Father, being in the place where the Lord can speak through us, and cherishing such place as good stewards of the mysteries of God according to 1st Corinthians 4:1. For a true relationship with the Father manifests revelation, and revelation requires our response to HIS ability to walk according therein. {3 R's}

In this hour for corporate transition of the church, {from visitation to habitation, from the cross to the throne, from Moses' tabernacle to Solomon's temple - priest could not stand to minister - staves removed from the ark}, or from glory to glory, there is a new thrust and dimension of the Spirit that is launching the church as we know it, into new revelatory upgrades for the corporate destiny of the saints. In this, I see a new challenge ahead for the body of Christ to begin embracing new territory in the Spirit for the ongoing revelation that the Lord has purposed for our time and season, and to move ahead into all that HE has and in all that HE is. For true revelation knowledge is not merely trying to seek another revelation, but is first, a fresher revelation of who the Father is. For in this we are moving pass sonship to Fatherhood, from the story of the prodigal son to the story of the Fatherhood of God, from getting a blessing to becoming a blessing, from enjoying His presents to being consumed in his manifest presence. Here, we are not after a quick revelation fix for the day, but an ongoing revelation of the glory of the Father, the oneness of God and man, life above the mercy seat above the cherubim, dwelling in the secret place, and the abiding intimacy with God. Psalms 91:1-2; Isaiah 37:16

For to have a continuous stream of revelatory grace among us, there must be the significant realization of the relationship factor. For what benefit would there be if we only seek the Lord for some revelation knowledge, but refuse to walk in an intimate abiding? What would be the benefit of a marriage if the wife only communicated with her husband for a few goodies, afterwards, to turn her attention away from him until she wanted something else from him? For that is where many saints have been found over the years, wanting more from the Father, but yielding less to him. Or, wanting more of his stuff, but not the true source thereof.

And to be perfectly honest, many have treated the the Father like a slot machine in Las Vegas, placing a bet on three lemons or cherries, feeling lucky, ready to make a fortune through a few quarters, or a significant amount of dollars. In this analogy, there is no character development. In this, there is no maturity to want IT over HIM. For in all of my particular interest in wonderful, lawful, and legitimate things, it is the giver of the gift that I first long for, the one who blesses with the blessing, the healer of the healing, and the very giver and sustainer of life .Yes, I stand in my rightful position for all that he is and for all that he has for me, but my position is defined first in the confirmed scripture of Hebrews 11:6, that he which comes to God must believe that he is. And that's just that beloved, I believe that HE IS. He is faithful, he is good, he is kind, he is the Lord, he simply is!

Now, in revelation knowledge, understand that the saints not only mature in doctrinal matters {Going on to perfection - Hebrews 6:1-2, from doctrine, to demonstration, to destiny}, but must mature in the divine upgrade of ongoing progressive revelation. No, this is not to say let's go on a revelation kick, or have a free for all, by believing whatever you want at the exclusion of the integrity of God's word and Spirit. Rather, it is to say that many saints are seemingly ignorant of God's manifest presence to enter into a deeper trust in him for all that he is. For many, it becomes a fear to press beyond the borders and boundaries of normalcy, thinking that we would get a serpent if we ask for a fish, or a stone if we ask for bread, or a scorpion if we ask for an egg. Or, assuming God is like an unjust judge, too busy to be bothered with.

But beloved, these are deceitful values and false notions about the one who freely gives us all things. These are simply distorted beliefs propagated through carnality that if you ask the Lord for anything, you might get a demon. And this is where many church folk live, always confused about what is good or not good for them. And if that isn't enough, just notice the pattern of thinking found in many, that if your car breaks down, the car was not from God, if you lost the home, you must have been walking in pride, or if your marriage seemed to have failed, you married the wrong mate from the beginning. In this all I see is Job's three friends, always having a word for everything concerning him, yet never revealing God's counsel in the matter. For consider this, the Lord said at the final end, that he would deal with Job's friends, for they did not reveal to Job what God had for him.

Further on, revelation knowledge must be upgraded into present truth {2 Peter 1:12}. Perhaps we should say, we need to migrate and progress through present truth advancement advancement, not alone the revelation itself. For it is good to say, our revelation of Christ, the church, the kingdom, and corporate destiny is to be upgraded, but how is this so? By our hearts and mind becoming renewed to the Spirit of Christ into deeper spheres of grace and glory. For without the renewing of the mind to the very mind of Christ, or the spirit man living in the ascendancy of God's Spirit, we can prepare to eat all of the meaty stuff of the Spirit day after day but to what avail? For we have not positioned ourselves to be built up in HIS faith, nor have we considered the price of our spiritual hunger. Therefore, there must be a desire and a delight through the discipline of our minds to receive all that God has, is, and does. We must press into present truth mentality and see the scriptures relevant for our time, and not alone in history's past. We must determine within our Spirit that we shall receive of the Father's good pleasure with all of the boldness and confidence of approaching the throne of his grace according to Hebrews 4:16. We must recognize assuredly that we and the Father are one, and that the Father truly gives good gifts. James 1:17; Matthew 7

Right now, ask yourself the question, When was the last time you received a fresh measure of grace and glory through revelation knowledge? Was it recently, or many years ago?

For the revelation you received could very well be termed "Quickened, Rhema, or in Charismatic lingo, the Lord dropping something into your spirit {smile}."

Revelation knowledge could be a inner witness of the Spirit confirming something to you through the scripture, an illumination, or a divine enlightening. Revelation knowledge may very well be to you light in a dark place.

Therefore, despise not the idea or concept of revelation knowledge. For to do so, you may be despising the very revealing of the spirit of the Son in Hebrews 1:1-2. Or, to despise the success of another man could sometimes mean you despise your own success. And, to despise the anointing of the Lord to bring an entire traditional assembly into new frequencies of the Spirit, may very well be you despising change in your own assembly. Meaning, we must not discount the word revelation knowledge as being newfangled and ultra nebula. Rather, in all of the facades, spectrums, and appearances of what we deem as revelation knowledge, remember this, true revelation knowledge produces something after God's kind {by the fruit you shall know}. True revelation knowledge will always glorify Christ, and testify of Him. True revelation knowledge will never speak of itself, become a monument, or some legislative event in the church {I am the founder of this truth, brother!}...But true revelation knowledge will steadily draw you closer to the source of its life. It will always have the aim of edifying the body, and maturing the saints. it would never become a renegade doctrine within itself. It will always have the highest good and esteem of Christ being exalted in his body.

Whether we agree to disagree without being disagreeable, or claim some particular emphasis on the religious scale, revelation knowledge will never become exclusive to any denomination or non-denomintation. True revelation knowledge will seek to excel for the building up of the body of Christ.

We love You!

Tim and Theresa Early
FAP International
tearly1@pdq.net

The Secret Place

Doug Morrell

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1)

God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. This should be a picture of our trust - trading all our fears for faith in Him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this we must "dwell" and "rest" with Him. By entrusting ourselves to His protection and pledging our daily devotion to Him, we will be kept safe.

I took my family to a nearby shopping mall yesterday. Even as I approached the main entrance, I noticed a subtle, yet intensely unsettling effect within; I was not at peace. I have learned to take notice and heed such spiritual barometric swings and take immediate inventory. First and foremost, I checked my own spiritual condition. Was I in Father's presence? Was I blinded by some sin so that I could not see Christ Jesus? Was there someone close at hand I was assigned to seek out? Was I or those around me at risk? Everything appeared to be in order. But there was something more or perhaps, more aptly, there was another presence...

Lifeless: There is no other word to describe the appearance of those endlessly meandering this world's myriad attractions. They come in waves, desperately seeking shelter, peace and hopefully, to counter the pangs of intense loneliness. They are thrill-seekers, going from place-to-place always in search of something to satisfy the ever-present cravings within.

The first sign of this unhealthy physical or emotional condition is the inherent desire to seek out thrills and attractions. It is our way of counterfeiting the life and presence of God and the Holy Spirit. For unbelievers, it comes in the form of business and never-ending business found in such places as malls, and amusement parks and other such soul-serving, sensory-heightening entrapments; for those in Christ it can be the search for yet another in a long-running series of spiritual revivals or conferences. In either case, it leads to conflict, obsession, and the destruction of our spiritual oneness with God.

God is only as close as we desire. It is not dependent on being somewhere, with someone, or doing anything. It is entirely based on our sole determination to keep Him at the forefront of every conscious moment of our lives. Problems come forth only when we choose not to trust in God's presence through His Holy Spirit; this is the one and only true reality. It goes far beyond simple awareness and stretches into the understanding of the reality of it. Then we know that He is very present at all times and that it is us who have forsaken Him. Are you so at one with Father that you can hear His heartbeat? It is not so much asking for directions each day, but knowing that He is in truth there directing already. If we are so understanding of His will and presence we can walk unafraid of "missing His will" because He will restrain our spirit; if only we are willing to listen. We must then be quiet and wait there in the secret place of the most High.

Grow in grace and in truth...

doug morrell

Live Christ Deliberately!
Christian Outfitters
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Sacrament Of Worship

Roberta Wingo

This is being submitted in obedience to what I have felt the Lord has given. Please consider prayerfully:

About two weeks ago, as I was worshiping at an evening service, I felt in my spirit that I was instructed to hold out my hands cupped together to receive something from the Lord. As I held out my hands, it was as though an unleavened wafer was placed into my hands and I was told to take and eat.

I inquired of the Lord asking what it was, and I was told that it was a "sacrament of worship." I took of the wafer and ate, and began to inquire of the Lord, asking for understanding. This is the answer that I received:

"I am moving the Church from a sacrifice of praise into sacramental worship. I am restoring the holiness of my name and the power of the spoken word. No longer will you praise with your lips and walk away unchanged, but your praises will become a binding oath."

I began to study the word sacrament and discovered that by definition it means:

  1. sum deposited by two parties entering into an oath;
  2. a rite ordained and established by Jesus Christ - including extreme unction and matrimony;
  3. the sacred bread and wine of holy communion;
  4. regarded as sacred in character and/or mysterious significance.

I believe the Lord desires for this to be shared and multiplied throughout the body. If you sense that this is speaking to you, hold out your hands receive this sacrament. Take and eat. Then break the bread and share it with those the Lord shows for you to share it with.

A fellow servant of Christ, Roberta Wingo
Forwarded by the Diggers
southland@greatsouthland.org

The Harness of the Lord

Jim Watt

There is a terrific operation of the Spirit going on today to bring the Sons of God into an absolute confinement to the perfect will of God. This is the Day of His Preparation, the day in which He is preparing the channel through which He shall pour forth His Glory for the entire world to see. This channel is His Body in the earth, that glorious company of people who are being conformed through much tribulation and fiery tests to the Image of the Son of God. This is His "battle axe and weapons of war" with which He shall subdue kingdoms and overcome all His enemies. This is His "mighty and strong One" to whom He shall commit the work of judging this world. This is His Overcomer, His "great army" with which He shall bring the nations into submission. The weapons of their warfare are not carnal, natural weapons, but they are mighty weapons, mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. These are those who shall "be strong and do exploits."

But before God can commit this great and tremendous ministry into their hands, they must submit themselves to the discipline of the Lord, letting Him truly be the Lord of their entire lives. We have long since dealt with the question of open sin, but now God is dealing with the inward rebellion of our own wills. Some good Christians are not now being so dealt with, for they are not in this Firstfruits Company, but nevertheless there is a real dealing of God going on within those who are called into the High Calling of God. This is a very real thing, and is the work of the Refiner's Fire. To those who are going through it, some of its aspects are horrible, but very necessary, and the end result thereof is glorious as we are brought into absolute and complete submission to the will of our Lord.

jim@2rbetter.org

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