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June 15, 2001

People Down On Their Knees

Ching Co

Today as I was just waiting upon the Lord, I heard these words planted into my mind. " Touching heaven, changing earth."

A VISION OF PEOPLE DOWN ON THEIR KNEES

After that, I saw a large group of people and all were down on their knees, their heads to the ground. All of them seem to be immobile and there was a stillness in the air.

The picture was zoom in to me and I began to notice the dress that the people were wearing. They were not dressed in their Sunday's best, but most were wearing battle clothes like those worn by soldiers. And many of these clothes were torn and dirty.

SYMBOL OF THE VISION

The Lord has drawn His people unto Himself. The Lord has made His presence and the necessity of His presence felt in the midst of His people. through different circumstances that has come upon us, whether it has been a spiritual attack or season of training and discipline. All has been for one purpose alone. To make us aware of our need for God.

The clothes that the people are wearing symbolizes that every one of them has been through a time of battle.

The position that each of them has taken reflects that place that they have arrived at. Down at the feet of the Savior.

THE COSTS OF THE BATTLE

Each one of these precious saints have had to give up everything. The costs of the sacrifice demanded from them has been enormous. There has been great casualties along the way. Health, loved ones, name and reputation, opportunity loss, emotional battering, mental oppression just to name a few.

GOOD NEWS

The battle is over. We have arrived!

Today most of these saints will notice that there is such a greater desire and longing to bow down, to kneel, to lay prostrate before the Lord. We may not be able to do this physically but our heart and our spirit has taken such a posture and these longings or desires flowed naturally in most of us.

TOUCHING HEAVEN, CHANGING EARTH

The Lord wants us to know and be encourage that though outwardly nothing may seem to have change (as yet) in our circumstances and around us, but WE HAVE TOUCH HEAVEN'S THRONE and these sacrifices that the saints has offered up to the Lord has change the spiritual atmosphere and will SOON CHANGE THE EARTH.

PROPHETIC PROMISES

Psalm 135:14

"For the Lord will vindicate His people and have compassion on His servants."

Psalm 102:12-17

"But You, O Lord sit enthroned forever; Your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants, her vey dust moves them to pity. The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere Your glory. For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in His glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their plea."

Psalm 97:6

"The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all the people see His glory."

Psalm 85:10-12

"Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest."

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

"Heavenly Father, thank You for accepting the sacrifice of our lives. Take it and blow upon each and every broken parts of our offering and make it whole again. We await Your visitation upon us. In Your Son, our Savior name, Jesus Christ we rejoice even as we wait for that day to come upon us. Amen!"

Ching Co
ching@gsilink.com

Vessels of Holiness and Purity

Gloria Shepherd

Only those who have surrendered unto me in this hour, and have allowed me to do a complete work in each of their hearts will be able to enter into this new work of mine in this hour. I am bringing those who desire me more than their own fleshly desires into this time of cleansing and purifying.

Seek me my beloved ones, seek my face with total desire, and I will bring you into the Holy Place, the secret place where I dwell.. For it in this place, where I dwell, where my presence, fills the tabernacle with my presence, where my holiness and purity fills this place with the fullness of my presence.

I am bringing many of you through the burning fires which will burn out the impurities which are still in you and I will purify you as you I bring you through the cleansing fires.

For only that which is holy and pure can stand in my presence. So you must be cleansed before entering into this place of purity where I dwell, where my presence fills the inner chambers of the Holy Place.

I am separating all that is unpure and unholy from amongst you. I am causing this separation to occur because I will not allow the unpure to pollute the purity of my work in my vessels in this hour. For you will truly be my vessels of holiness and purity, filled to overflowing with my glory, for my purposes and will to come to pass in this hour.

Many of you will not understand what I am doing in this hour, and you will try to hold on that which I am separating from you. But I say to all of my children, will you willingly give up all that you have held on to from your past to come into this new place in me? You must be willingly and totally desire to give up all your idols to come into this 3rd day work in this hour. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Because you want to please me more than anything that you hold close to you heart that is before me and you. You must desire to willingly give up everything, as a living sacrifice to me, because you love me more than any earthly possession you have, to come into this place now.

I am doing a work of sifting and of separating the wheat from the chaff. The winds of the spirit are blowing and separating the wheat from the chaff, after it is burnt.

My children must come unto me so I may cleanse them and purify them with the consuming fire. Then, as each of my children are consumed in the Holy Fire, then the chaff can be separated from the wheat as it is the consuming fires sweep over them. Then as the winds of the spirit blow, the wheat will be separated from the chaff in this hour, for my purposes and will, for this appointed time, as I have predestined it to be.

How can I fill you with this new oil from heaven in this 3rd day work, if you have held back part of your heart offerings to me? So come before me, and let me do a complete work in each of you. Hold back nothing from me. I desire that my children will be willing sacrifices of love to me in this last hour. Only those who will walk in this place, according to the spirit of truth, will know my voice in this last hour. For you will be called mine, and I will be in each of you, and you in me, for you will know me and you will hear my voice in this last hour.

nitehawkdw@earthlink.net

This Is the Time

Ras Robinson

This is the time. This is the hour. I am bringing to pass those things I have held in reserve until now. My word never changes. Yet I wait for the appointed time to bring to pass those things I desire. Part of my waiting is to find a person, a people, a generation, and a nation who will precisely obey my voice to the minutest detail. You did not choose the time you were to be born. Nor did you choose the season of your life. But I did. And now you are here at this moment and you will see me bring to pass that which no one has seen before. I am ready and have been ready. Abundance in all things is yours that you be able to be successful in accomplishing my purposes in this very hour. You lack in no good thing. I have found and chosen you because I see in your heart that you will carry out my word, my dreams and my visions. Go! I am behind you. I am with you. I am in you. Be confident in me. Be very bold and courageous. I will not pull back from you in battle. . It is time to begin Ė now. This is the time. This is the hour. I say again, ďGo!Ē

I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness, I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you, and I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who dwell in darkness from the prison. I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things; before they spring forth I proclaim them to you. Isaiah 42:6-9

We love you, Ras and Bev
Fullness in Christ Church
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Foundations

Michele Perry

I was at a friend's church last Sunday. We were leaving the parking area and passed a small empty metal building that had been turned upside down by a gust of wind.

"Beloved this is what I am about to do to the old order of things. Like that metal building, it lies empty of My Presence or My power, not built on My foundation and about to be undone and overturned by the wind of My Spirit.

I am about to upset the order of man called "church" so I can establish My Kingdom. Many, many works have been built in My name on other foundations apart from Me. I AM the only true foundation for My Church. All other foundations will result in unsteady buildings teetering on the edge of being blown away.

Oh My Church, you have built on foundations that are not Me. Therefore while you have form and structure, you are unsteady and empty. I am purifying you and restoring your foundations. That means the structures will have to be removed so the false foundations can be replaced with My foundation, sealed with the knowledge of those who are Mine and inscribed with the admonition that those who confess My name must turn away from wickedness.

My beloved, if you do not turn from wickedness, even in the hidden places, you will build on a false foundation of religion. I am restoring the apostolic and prophetic voices to My Kingdom this day to bring a restoration of My foundation. Do you not know I am building a HOLY temple, a HOLY people, a royal priesthood? Any sin that is unrepented of and undealt with will cause your foundation to be impure and bring a compromise to its stability and intergrity. This is why I bring My Refiner's fire of purification and holiness: that you will stand not as empty structures but as living stones radiating the light of My glory to the nations.

I ask you: Why do you call Me "Lord, Lord" but do not do what I say? I am Lord OF all or not Lord AT all. This day I am requiring radical obedience. I am sending the flood of My Spirit. It will shake and destroy all structures that are not built on a foundation of obedience. The houses that bear My name but that are built apart from My foundation will be washed away. Even now the wind is blowing and the waters rising.

Oh My people, test the integrity on your structures by My Spirit and My Word. If they do not line up, allow Me to hold them in My purifying fire so I may refine and restore, that the flood of My Spirit will be a flood of revival and not of recompense. Allow Me to tear down and up root so that I can build and plant and release you into My glory."

South Asia
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Increased Capacity Through Healing

Yolanda Ballard

My child, I have called you as an intercessor, but you must first draw close to Me and seek My face and get quiet and still before Me to be able to know the burden that is upon My heart that I want you to bear. Yes, draw close in My secret place.

Draw close I say to you tonight that you may share the burden of My heart and I will travail through you. For right now you feel that you heart is hard and that you cannot feel to pray for anyone. But I am healing your heart as you come before Me.

I will release you in your calling as the walls begin to come down and I will flow through you mightily and will give you your's heart's desire to serve Me in this capacity.

gloryfirerain@earthlink.net

Beyond the River

Hollie Moody

I experienced the following vision ~~

I saw a large company of people approaching a river. They stopped at the banks of the river, and each person began to build an altar. When their individual altar was built, they each began to reach within their own heart and pull things from within themselves. These things they brought forth from within their hearts, they laid upon the altar.

After this, the company of people crossed the river. When they came to the other side, some of the people began to dig in the ground. I watched and slowly began to realize that they were laying out a foundation. As they laid out this foundation, another group of people were gathered around them praising and worshipping the Lord. Still another group was gathered around these other two groups. This third group had the appearance of warriors. I felt they were protecting the builders and the worshippers.

When the foundation was laid, the builders began to erect walls upon the foundation. I then saw as another group of people approached this company of people. This new group of people appeared almost identical to the builders. This group of people were allowed to go past the warriors, and they approached the builders. They made as if to help to build alongside those who had laid the foundation. The builders reacted almost violently to the presence of this new group of people and refused to allow them to help them build. The new group of people hurried away in great anger and indignation. This group of people became adversaries to the builders, and I saw as they attempted numerous times to slow down the efforts of the builders.

The worshippers continued to worship and praise in a circle around the builders. The warriors continued to guard both the builders and the worshippers.

Slowly, the appearance of the building being erected began to emerge. I realized it was a temple. When the temple was complete, some of the people began to rejoice loudly, while others of the people began to weep just as loudly.

I then watched as another group of people approached the temple. This new group of people were loaded down with gold, and silver and numerous other costly and beautiful items. They brought these items into the temple.

When they came out of the temple, I saw as they began to offer up sacrifices. The sacrifices didn't appear to be well pleasing or accepted by the Lord; I saw as the smoke from the sacrifices remained above the sacrifice yet didn't lift into the air. Then, it also began to rain.

A man came forward and fell to his knees in prayer before the sacrifices. I heard as he inquired to the Lord as to why the sacrifices were not being accepted.

A voice from heaven replied that the people were polluted, and needed to be purified. I watched as the purifying of the people began to occur. Some of the people were separated from the congregation; they were polluted. These people had to first be purified before they could rejoin the company of people.

Each of the polluted people fell on their faces in repentance, then once again began to remove things from within their hearts. They got to their feet and began to lie these things upon the sacrifice which was still smoldering upon the altar. When this began to take place, the sacrifice began to burn, and the smoke from the sacrifice ascended up into heaven.

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I felt after prayer that this vision is about God's church, the Bride, and how it also pertains unto the New Jerusalem. This vision was about rebuilding the church according to its original beauty.

Before any effort at rebuilding is to take place, hearts must first be cleansed and purified of idols, and these inner idols are to be laid upon an altar each individual builds unto God.

There was an order to how the temple was being built. Each person had a designated spot and function (builders, worshippers, warriors). There will be attempts by those who may appear outwardly to be of like spirit to slow down or shut down the building of the temple. These people are really adversaries. We are to be on guard.

When we are holy and clean, and the temple has been built, all manner of beautiful vessels and items will be brought into the temple. It will be a glorious temple, a beautiful church, a Bride adorned for her Bridegroom.

Revelation 21 talks about "the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Revelation 21:2).

An angel takes John to see "the bride, the Lamb's wife" (Revelation 21:9). John is then carried away in the spirit, where he sees "that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: .... And had a wall great and high.... And the wall of the city had twelve foundations...." (verses 10, 11, 12 and 14).

~~ .... even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25-27

In Him, ~~ Hollie L. Moody

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A Cleansing Flow

Marsha Burns

I am releasing a cleansing flow. My people, you will no longer drink from muddy waters, for you will discern that which is clean and pure and that which is clouded and murky. This flow of pure revelation will come through the Door of the temple and be a refreshing stream. But you, My people, must take responsibility to differentiate between what is pure and what is foul. There are also those who will cast up mire and pollute what began as a pure river of life, for they neither drink nor allow you to come and be refreshed. Ezekiel 34:17-18 And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture; and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet?"

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO
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ft111@ft111.com

Are You Building Another Tower Of Babel?

Stephen Hansen

If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. I Co. 3.

"This is a new era and a new time in Me, would say the Lord. Look around you and tell Me, what do you see?"

(The Lord showed me a scene of people carrying torches who were marching. Then I saw huge gears and wheels moving , like what was used in the mechanics and structure of a windmill to keep it moving and going around. I then watched as I saw the foundation of a structure. The blocks of the foundation had just been set onto the ground. However, people were digging in the dirt around the inside of this foundation. They kept digging and digging in the ground there. The scene changed, and now I saw a man who was "building" his own construction. Rough-hewn logs were being placed on top of each other, and they rose completely around this man. The construction continued until it completely enclosed him, and he was no longer seen. I now saw another building that was being constructed. Bricks were being laid one by one on top of each other. Mortar was being laid down in between each brick in the process, as the walls were getting higher and higher. However, then I watched as the entire structure collapsed. Evidently, they weren't properly constructed because mud eventually caused the entire thing to fall. I saw yet another structure. This one was circular in shape like a turret on a castle. Someone was at the top of this structure looking out into the surrounding area. Then I noticed that it was on fire. Something had caused a fire to break out in it. I noticed that there was hay or stubble in part of the building, and this was the cause of the fire. He now showed me a huge spiral-shaped building. It reminded me of what the tower of Babel looked like perhaps. (There is a painting done by Peter Bruegel during the 1500's that depicts this very scene.) It wound its way up higher and higher. It was spiral-shaped with stairs leading up around the parameter of its sides so that several people at a time could walk there. A few people were off to the side of this building, on its parameter. I noticed as they pointed to it, saying to themselves what a huge and beautiful building that they had created. Flags were waving in the air from various points along the sides of the building. Then a man began to speak to those who had built it. He was walking along the sides, on the stairs that were constructed as part of this huge monstrosity. He said, "Surely this building will fall to the ground." Suddenly the stairs began to crack, and large sections of the building began to slide and fall. This continued and eventually the entire building was engulfed in sand. In fact as the sides of the building were collapsing, all that could be seen was "sand." I was reminded about the house that was built upon the rock, and that all else that is built is "sinking sand."

(I now saw a huge bell that was ringing back and forth. The Lord then said, "It is time for judgment to come, for judgment must first begin with the household of my church. I have in my word that judgment must first come to my church. What are you all building with? Is it hay or stubble or costly gems? Any system of church that is built upon anything else than my Son will surely fall to the ground.")

(The Lord now showed me various monuments and buildings around the globe. He showed me the Empire State building. I looked at it from above noticing how tall it was. I saw the Tower of London, and was particularly drawn to the clock that was on its face. I watched as the hands on the clock moved. Then I saw the Taj Mahal, a beautiful building in and of itself.) He then said:

"All of these are man's achievements in doing something. But are your buildings any better than this? Is it the same type of material that is used in yours? Are you trying to achieve something for your self or is it for my glory? Are you building another Tower of Babel? Be careful how you build."

Stephen Hanson

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Walking Through Walls

Chuck McLean

I think I know how James and John felt. Here were two guys who wanted to call fire from heaven upon those who rejected Jesus. Two guys on fire themselves to right the religious wrongs and see the true Lord and King upon his throne. And not only did Jesus not appreciate their zeal, he corrected them and pointed out that they did not know what was going on in their own hearts.

Once upon a time, I thought I was called as a Son of Thunder. I was destined to tear down the religious corporations that call themselves churches, in order to restore the purity of the operation of the body of Christ. I decried the walls we had built, both from inside and outside the institutions. I was prepared to pay the price to be Godís wrecking ball, if only he would demolish the pretense that surrounded me. When God did not tear down the buildings around me, I even made a few efforts of my own. I confess that I did break a few stained-glass windows, but the institutions remained intact.

Today, I find little satisfaction in such well-intentioned mischief. Not because the situation is different, but because my vision is clearer. We are called to the kingdom of God, a territorial kingdom that encompasses all the earthóincluding those church buildings. God owns it all, and Jesus is Lord over it. He is Lord over all the earth-- over it, not just in it. The distinction is critical for us to grasp.

A friend of mine once described the risen Jesus this way: "He walked through the wall into a room with his disciples. Then he ate some fish. Then he walked back through the wall, and the fish went with him!" In other words, Jesus enjoyed the reality of the physical without being subject to its limitations. He did not come against the physical creation, in fact, he is in some ways physical. Men touched his hands and his feet. But as the original resurrection man, Jesus was truly free to walk in every sphere of his creation.

This is also a picture of how we are called to walk as the church in the city. The body of Christ in each city has erected thousands of walls to divide itself. There are doors and windows in these walls through which people and light and air may pass, but doors and windows can be closed at need, to shut something out or keep something in. And many of us have heard those doors slam and lock behind us when we left our religious groups.

But what if, like Jesus, we disregard those doors and simply "walk through the walls"? What if we choose to touch and be touched by Godís people without concern for the manmade kingdoms in which they live? The rules and limitations of these institutions can limit only those who choose to regard them. Like Jesus, I am free to come and go in the lives of people in the institutions without concern about using the designated doors. I need not kick down the doors, nor tear down those walls. Such devices simply do not apply to me. I can walk into a local church building, enjoy and water such joints as God gives me, and walk out again. I donít have to be a member of those groups, nor do I have to be an anti-member. I am jointed to some believers who "go to church" every Sunday, and to some who never darken a church door. I do not allow anyone but Jesus to hold ownership over me as a son of God, so I have nothing to expect or to fear from manís kingdoms. I disregard their lordship, but I cherish the fellowship of the brothers and sisters. I no longer place membership in the kingdoms of men. But I have repented from letting artificial divisions separate me from Godís people and Godís purposes.

This sounds all well and good in theory, but can it really be done? Most certainly! Itís happening all the time. For example, my daughter teaches young people in a large Baptist church, but she is not a member of that church. Sheís not even Baptist. But God joined her to some folks and some work there. She heads to South America this month with some brothers from that group to do street witnessing in Brazil.

But she did not enter that organization through any of their established doors. She simply walked through the wall. She had fellowship with a young man who happened to go to that church. She prayed, and God sent her into that place, without any of the usual membership requirements. She just went. She then built more relationships with individuals to whom God drew her. Soon, she was given opportunity to minister to others. This is not in line with the standard practices of that particular religious corporation. But when God calls, the walls donít matter.

I taught a while back in a local Catholic church. No, Iím not Catholic. But a man I had never met, a deacon in that group, called to ask if I could share on a particular area of expertise I have. Two minutes into our phone conversation, he had given me carte blanche to teach whatever I felt was appropriate. In fact, when I went to teach the group, this deacon was otherwise occupied and left me in charge of about eighty of his parishioners. I was not "teaching a Catholic class", but was simply sharing with a group of believers. I was not obligated to either resist or accept certain doctrinal things I might find inappropriate. I simply planted what I had opportunity to plant. The religious walls of separation were as high when I left as when I entered. But God called me in, so I just stepped through those walls to speak to the people within.

We have long sought God for how to make the walls of division in the body of Christ come tumbling down. We have gathered sledgehammers, attacked the walls, and prayed for heavier equipment, but the building of walls continues apace. But Jesus showed us the way long ago. If we will make free passage in and out through these walls, others will follow. They will not necessarily follow us, but will learn to pass freely through the walls as we do. Christians will learn to "go in and out and find pasture" as God calls, without the need for a demolition crew to attack all that ancient brickwork. Like Jesus, we will be real while inside the building and just as real outside the building. And just like the ruins of so many ancient church edifices, the brick will eventually crumble and fall, having long since become irrelevant in the lives of the believers.

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