Five-Fold Today - This New Season - The Upper Room - Walking With God - The Power of Unity - Like Peter

June 1, 2001

This New Season

Ras Robinson

You are coming into your full bloom season in the things I have placed and will yet place in your heart. Things have been difficult and you have gone through many trials. Those times have been necessary to prepare you for this new season. This will be good time in your life. There will be favor on what you do, my favor. My hand is upon you to deliver you and set your feet on higher ground. Do not concern yourself what where you will be or what you will be doing. Simply relax, place your total trust in me and I will do things that will amaze you. The problem you will have in the future is wondering whether or not you deserve what will be happening. May I say to you that you do not nor will you deserve the blessings and favor that you are receiving and will be yours. It is all because of my choice of you, my choice of this season to bless you. I will be expanding your borders, multiplying your efforts and bringing in the culmination of all I have intended for you from the beginning. Enjoy the full bloom. It is my gift to you.

And God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. Genesis 1:28

Fullness in Christ Church, Pastor
Fort Worth, TX

The Upper Room

Debra Westbrook

As I sat before the Lord this morning, He led me to read 1 Kings 17:19-23 concerning the prophet Elijah. I began to see that within God's prophets, His forerunners, there is an inner chamber, an upper room, prepared by God within each one where the Spirit of God abides in a powerful impartation of revelation that will bring forth RESURRECTION LIFE to those who are dead.

19 "Give me your son," Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?" 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this boy's life return to him!" 22 The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!" I King 17:19-23 (NIV)

This place is an inner chamber, an upper room where God's prophets have fellowshipped with God, the secret place of abiding where many have heard His voice and responded to His revelations. This is a place of impartation that I saw from which a company of prophets will sound forth the oracles of God, a place from which will flow forth LIFE. This is a place in the Spirit prepared for this time residing within each one. Living waters will flow forth to those, whom like the son, are in need of resurrection power. The breath of God from the lips of God's servants, His friends, the prophets will breath life. I saw many who have been hidden coming forth. I continue to hear "Release!"

The upper room in the lives of His prophets is a place where there is a bed of intimacy, fellowship, and communion- a place where each has encountered God. From this place, God's prophets call people higher, bringing resurrection life. From this place, God's prophets stretch out, like Elijah did with the boy, calling forth life into dead situations, circumstances, people, churches, cities, nations, etc. They will go wherever God is going to send them, immediately obedient, for a window of divine opportunity, empowered by His grace is upon us.

Where God leads His prophets, a ministry of impartation will flow that will effect great change in the spiritual atmosphere, breathing life, where once was death. But His prophets are to only go to where He sends them by His hand for then God's resurrection power will accompany and flow from their inner being, the inner chamber. Many are about to embark upon divine assignments by the Spirit of God. Like Elijah, we are to bring people to our place of impartation, our bed, leading them into places higher in the Spirit. We must not descend to their level of death but focus on life, the life of the Kingdom flowing from us. God will strategically place us as we go forth, but it will cost us everything for our lives are not our own.

I then heard this impressed upon my heart: "Stretch! Lay your life down so that others may live! For I will send you to the lifeless, the lost, the hopeless, the despairing, the despondent, and the distraught. Life has been drained from them, yet you will breathe new life, resurrection life into those to whom I send you to. Breath forth life and watch as they respond to live! Bring them into your upper room, a place of impartation that resides within you by the Spirit of the living God! Christ in you, the hope of glory! All that I have spoken to you, speak forth! All that I have taught you, teach others! Stretch out over the Body of Christ so that those who have an ear to hear, may live and sound forth the reality of a risen Savior that has touched their lives so that they may indeed touch others. Do not hold back. For from this place of impartation, this inner chamber, you will present them anew saying, 'Look your son is alive!" Stretch! For living waters shall flow forth from your innermost being. Let life flow from your inner man to touch those by My Spirit. For within you resides a perpetual Pentecost and you are empowered by My Spirit to bring forth life in these days!"

Rivers of Eden

Walking With God

Rick Joyner

This week we will continue with our theme of how the bride makes herself ready for the coming of the Lord, and thereby hastens the coming of the day of God (see II Peter 3:12). In one of the shortest, but most remarkable stories in Scripture we read in Genesis 5:22-24:

Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

Concerning this same story we read in Hebrews 11:5:

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.

For the last mention of Enoch in Scripture, but not the least important, we are told in Jude 1:14-16:

And about these also Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

There is a message in these texts that is crucial for our own times. The most special characteristic about Enoch is that he walked with God. He walked with Him so closely that he did not have to taste death, but the Lord took him directly to heaven. This was a foreshadowing of what has been popularly referred to as “the rapture.” As Paul wrote in I Corinthians 15:51-52:

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Enoch was but the first fruits of the last day church that would also be caught up without tasting death. There have been many books written about how and why this takes place, and even some have speculated about when, but the reason this happens is the same reason it happened to Enoch. The last day church will walk with God so closely that He will be obliged to bring them into the fullness of His presence in the heavens, transforming them from the mortal to the eternal in a “twinkling of an eye.”

I have often heard Christians say that they were trying to decrease so that the Lord could increase in their life. This seems to be a noble endeavor, but it is not biblical, and is actually the opposite of what John the Baptist said, which was, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). If we try to decrease before He increases in our life we will just get empty, and the void will usually be filled with an evil religious spirit. “Enoch walked with God” and “he was not...” When we walk with God we will be caught up into who He is, and our old nature will just disappear.

Though our old man was crucified with Jesus on the cross, rendering our old nature as dead so as to experience the resurrection life in Christ is a process that takes place as we walk with God. The more we see of Him the more we are changed.

Enoch is also the first one recorded in Scripture to have prophesied. True prophecy is a product of walking with God. When we walk with God so that we are changed into His image we will begin to see with His eyes, hear with His ears, and understand with His heart. God sees from the perspective of eternity. To Him the future is just as clear as the present. Because of this, Enoch who lived in the days of Adam was able to look all the way to the end and see the Lord coming with His hosts.

It is fitting that Enoch should prophesy of events all the way at the end of this age, as he is a prophetic model of the church at the end. The church at the end is going to walk with God, prophesy, and be caught up into the heavens to be with Him. Could this be your destiny? There is nowhere in Scripture that says you cannot do what Enoch did. The greatest testimony of the last day church will be that she walked with God, and she “was not,” because God took her so that she did not even have to taste death. She did not have to taste death because she died daily to herself by walking with Him daily, taking up her cross daily to sacrifice anything that was required, to walk with Him.

The Power of Unity

Teresa M. Daly-Crews

On Resurrection Sunday of this year I was blessed to minister to a group of on fire believers in a small tribal area of the Philippines. The unity of heart and mind was so dynamic that as we worshiped our King you could feel that we were as ONE VOICE singing forth high praises at the throne of God.

Tears filled my eyes as I saw these precious believers worship our Lord in the spirit of humility and grace demonstrating the fact that they possessed great wealth in the Kingdom of God. As I looked around I could see the beauty of our Fathers spiritual house made up of shining stones carefully laid upon a sure foundation. A house of God made up of surrendered individuals who had only one motive in their assembly, to glorify their King.

Though they held little in the way of natural possessions their spiritual treasury was so great that there was not room to contain it! As I closed my eyes and joined in their sacred assembly the Spirit of God blessed me with a vision from the throne. The Spirit of God lifted me up into outer space to view the earth from a distance. I then saw the network of the Body of Christ laid upon the earth as a net fitly joined together in unity. This spiritual net was made up of tethers joined one to another without break. It was a net with a specific spiritual purpose ordained by God, as a tether by definition is a rope or chain used to confine and limit a beast.

As the final tether connection was completed, high praises began to be sung in unity rising toward the throne of God as sweet smelling incense. It was at this point that the earth began to quake beneath the feet of the Bride of Christ. The whole earth reeled to and fro ushering in the fullness of the presence of our Father. The manifested light of His Glory descended upon the earth like a flood, shining as liquid fire flowing to the uttermost parts of the earth. There was not one area that did not feel the power of Father God as He appeared in His Glory. This manifestation of the fullness of the Glory of God will only occur when the Body had finally come into the unity of heart and mind becoming ONE in the Spirit.

It is now time for Father to do the final preparation of the Bride of Christ for the wedding feast so she can stand undefiled and holy before the throne. Spotless for her groom, purified in His righteousness and prepared with a unified heart and mind to show forth His glory.

Father we stand at your most holy throne asking forgiveness for our pride, arrogance and selfishness. We bring forth prayers and supplications by the Spirit asking that you move upon us now, bringing forth unity of heart, mind and spirit. Prepare us in the beauty of holiness creating a Bride spotless and without wrinkle, purified for your Son Jesus. Amen.

In HIS Service,
Teresa M. Daly-Crews

Joel 2:11-18 "And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: ... Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach.

Like Peter

Kathleen Huang

Yesterday, the Lord began speaking to me about Peter, and how many of His children are in the same situation Peter faced..... Peter walked on the water... had great revelations from the Lord, was privileged to see things that transcended this earthly realm.... miracle after miracle performed by the Lord....Yet.... was faced with the harsh truth about his own heart in denying Jesus.

I feel that many are in the same boat as Peter....You have seen and known and tasted of the Lord's goodness... His reality is beyond doubt to you... you have witnessed the mighty moving of His power in and through you.... Yet.... you have or have gotten yourself in to a position which is equal to denying the Lord... You have like Peter walked into doing certain things, knowing so much better, yet you have entered these things without even blinking it has seemed... and have acted like you didn't even know Him...

The Lord's grace to you is in the "crowing of the rooster", some thing He will send your way that will remind you of the intimacy you once shared with Him, of where you once walked in Him... And His Word to you is, like Peter..., "Satan has desired to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail, and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren..."

And after your repentance and restoration, your first encounter with Him will not be one of recrimination, no guilt trip from the Lord, no condemnation... no look that says "how could you?" but His question of comfort will be....."Do you love Me?"..... And all else will flow from that....

Submitted for everyone's encouragement

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