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June 25, 2001

A Man of “Dark Secrets”

by Mark Wattenford

I feel the Lord and His Presence. I perceive His Glory and His Voice. I stand before the Lord in prayer – seeking His Word and His deliverance. I look out into the land and see that He is drawing people into His Kingdom…. His Presence and Glory is with me, but just beyond my reach. The Lord stands in front of me and I want to be with Him. He knows my frame and my frailities. He stretches forth His hand in comfort and blessing.

The Day of Resurrection draws near. Sons and daughters will stand in His stature, and not their own. The eyes of His sons and daughters will be fiery and will discern the thoughts and hearts of men. This generation shall not pass away before they see the handiwork of God and His salvation which was purchased for ALL men. The “wind” will increase. Men will see the works of God manifested in their midst and wonder.

Surely His power will stretch out over the whole Earth and men will tremble, but Nations will gather together in counsel to make war with the Lamb and with His saints, for they care not for His purposes. They desire kingdoms without God. These are the haters of Christ and His Body. The mysteries of God will be unveiled.

I hear a voice crying out, “What has happened to my gold?” For their “gold” no longer will buy them bread. Those who were “great” in the eyes of men – have become as dust. Then shall a man arise and the Nations of the world will stop and wonder. They are drunk from the words of his speech. They seek him out and he is “lifted up” but in his train are found captive the souls of men. His plan is peace, but destruction follows him. He stands for himself and opposes God. He sends his prophet out to further deceive the people. This is a “man of might” who knows dark secrets. His one eye is darkened and his arm does not move. The nations drink up his words like sweet wine. The nations give their allegiance to him. Look to Israel and PRAY FOR HER! For she is the “apple of God’s eye” and those who seek to rob and plunder her have sought to rub and plunder HIM.

But the Lord’s “LIGHT” will yet shin into the darkness. Rejoicing and Praise shall be the sound of “this chosen generation.” Wisdom, revelation and understanding will abound. In His prophets will the Sword of the Spirit flow forth and cleave the darkness.

Behold! His government will arise from the ashes of the sons of men and yet rebuild His Temple!

Give Birth in the Battle!

Debra Westbrook

There are people, pregnant with God-given vision and dreams, that are still standing behind enemy lines, fighting him as he hurls insults, accusations, and lies towards God's people. Weariness has settled on many of God's people when they should be rising up in a newness of faith and a sureness of purpose. This should not be for as I saw this picture unfold before me, I realized that God was making a way where there seemed to be no way, telling those still waiting for an opportune time that now is the time to walk forth and get ready to give birth in the midst of the battle.There will be no cease fire for the battle wages fearlessly around us but the army of the Lord is called forth to walk this day, in faith, crossing lines of demarcation that the enemy has drawn in the sand, taunting and accusing God's people even now. Walk forth and step forth by faith! Give birth in the midst of the battle!

The Lord impressed upon my heart that this is His kairos moment, a divine window of opportunity orchestrated by His hand. I saw the enemy draw these lines in the sand, leading many of the remnant to still believe that they can go no further. He has boxed you in and many remain bound to His lies. So many have stayed pregnant behind enemy lines, boxed in by the enemy's lies, strategies, and tactics. You have waged war against doubt and unbelief, fought against confusion, yet there is no more waiting. Step forth.

Many are weary, for that which you are carrying is long overdue, so you feel heavy and weighted down. You are fighting an unnecessary battle and the enemy is wearing you out, that is his have the weapon of victory. Faith to believe in the promises of an almighty God. Only believe! Step forth by faith on the surety of God's revealed promises to you for faithful is He who called you, and He will do it. Get ready to give birth in the midst of battle. The enemy will not give up for he is a roaring lion seeking whom He may devour but greater is He that is within you, great and mighty. Once again, I heard the Lord say there will be no cease fire for these are the last hours and though the enemy will be relentless in his pursuit of your destruction, great is the Lord and worthy to be praised.

Many babies will be birthed quickly and suddenly as you step forth by faith for without faith it is impossible to please God. What are you waiting for? I saw many ministries ready to be birthed in the dawning of the Third Day of His power. Out on the battlefield, in the midst of accusations that fly overhead, lies trying to penetrate your identity in Christ Jesus, so shall your victory be assured as you rise up in faith to possess what is rightfully yours in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is victorious and shall prevail in all things. Do not hesitate for he who hesitates is lost, losing a sense of prophetic vision and purpose. The weapons you possess are not carnal but are mighty to pulling down strongholds. The time is now. Step forth and give birth in the midst of the battle. The Lord God is your stronghold and protector. He is your deliverer! He will hem you in, front and back as you give birth and that which you thought was impossible will be possible as you change positions to give birth on the battle field.

Rivers of Eden

Protect Your Foundations

Ras Robinson

At all cost protect your foundations. There are those today who mean well that are chipping away at the age-old foundations. Beware of false teachers and false prophets in this very hour. They are going about throughout the earth and are spreading lies that appear to be the truth. The deceptive lies that are being told are so close to the truth that the lie is often imperceptible. But the tare is in the wheat; the leaven is in the dough. Turn to me now. Turn to my word. Hold close to the plumb line of my word and together there will be restoration of the foundations. Happy will be the people who come to the truth and know my foundations are still in place. It is time to build the temple of the Third Day. It will be build upon the restored foundation.

Isaiah 58:12 "And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; and you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”

Fullness in Christ Church, Pastor
Fort Worth, TX

The Baptism of Fire

Michael Watson

The Baptism of Fire is a refining fire to burn off the old dross, and to prepare the BRIDE for Jesus' coming. It is a baptism into Jesus. It is a baptism into his PERSON in such a way that it will flow out of the Church to the whole world. IT WILL FLOW OUT AS A NEW EXPRESSION OF HIS MERCY AND GRACE. This is the understanding that I received, as a Watchman, from the Spirit of the Living God.

Please understand this: The Bride is not the Christian Church. The Bride is the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven. It is composed of all the saved, both gentile and Jew. Also, by the term Church I do not mean buildings or professing Christians. The true Church is made up of living stones which are the true believers who have Jesus Christ as their Head and Chief Cornerstone, and the prophets and apostles as their foundation.

We are told that it is Jesus who is the Baptizer with the Holy Ghost and Fire:

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost And with Fire." - - Matthew 3:11

Michael Watson

How It Pleases Me

Glenn H. Jackson

...."How it pleases Me when My children's love burns for Me - and for each other. For then they become bright shining lights to a world which is inhabited by darkness. For truly, truly I say to you this day, the world shall know those who are truly Mine, by the love which they have for one another; for in these last days great manifestations of My love shall be poured forth upon My children. Truly I say to You that the days of darkness in My church are at an end. I shall separate the chaff from the wheat. I shall shake and I shall purify My people, for there are many who worship Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. My church, up to this point, has allowed herself to be infested by the "spirit of the world" and this is truly an abomination in My sight! For evil men have been made to sit in the high places, men whose hearts serve only the lusts of their flesh. They worship Me in vain, holding fast to, and teaching as doctrines, the precepts of men. Truly, truly, I say to you this day, the hearts of men will be laid bare for all to view and all will reap as to what they have sown. Those who have sown according to My will, in joy and gladness, but to the sons of disobedience, corruption and fire!

Take heed My children that the light which is in You be not darkness; for truly I say to you this day, the darkness of men's hearts will be dispelled by the light of My Word, as they seek My face; but woe to those who seek Me in vain, for truly I say to you, they shall not see My face and they shall persecute My beloved ones; for the truth is not in them and they view all things with the eyes of their flesh. But to My handmaidens and bondservants has been given the freedom which comes only from the knowledge of the truth, in order that they might lead My children into the fullness of the land which I have prepared for them. Consecrate yourselves, My beloved ones, for truly I say to you, I will perform great signs and wonders amongst you and the peoples shall know that you are Mine and they shall see that My Glory rests upon you"....

...."It is an "intense" warfare that I have called you to, My beloved ones - one which does not allow for anything apart from My "provision". Therefore set yourself apart from "all" those things which would influence you in any way to drop your guard - and thus lose your "intensity" for the fulfillment of My purposes. My grace is sufficient for you to rise above all that which the Evil One "attempts". Be sober and vigilant and do not hesitate to use, as it seems good to you, the "potent" sword which I have blessed you with and truly I say to you, you shall "inflict" great damage upon Satan and his strongholds. Be not deceived! Know that "all" those words which I have spoken to you shall come to pass in "My" time and truly I say to you that time is now!"....

...."There is a great danger of "self-importance" creeping into the lives of all those who are called to walk and minister on the "front lines". For it is in this place that My great and awesome power is most freely manifested and thus, unless one's eyes are fixed upon Me at "all" times, as they carry out My will, one shall "begin to see", and then seek to retain their position of authority. But, in their refusal to be motivated solely by the Spirit of the Cross, that true authority shall become "false authority:, as they strive to maintain their appearance before men, apart from Me"....

...."You shall never be "alone" as I send you forth to "confront" the "vessels of evil" in My church, but you will "feel" like it, and you shall be placed in numerous situations wherein you must choose to do what "seems good to you". Hence the preparation in prayer, the constant setting of the mind and the heart on the things above, the bringing captive of "every" thought to obedience - leading to the renewing of the mind and the infilling of the heart. All of these things shall serve you well! For is this not the "consummate" act of faith - to have "no evidence" on which to base one's words or action, besides that which fills the heart?"....

...."Those who seek to walk in the fullness of the ministry which I have called them to can retain no "natural" loyalty; for to the degree that they retain such loyalty, it is to that degree that the revelation of My will for their lives shall be "clouded", and in this cloudiness (darkness) they shall fall short of even receiving the "fullness" of the "grand vision" - which is My will for their lives"....

...."All the things that you do must be "measured" in relation to My Kingdom being furthered. To the degree that it serves to further the Kingdom of God in the earth, it is to that degree, and that degree alone that it is "profitable"....

...."How can My "ministers" walk in an "absolute" sensitivity if they choose not to abide and walk moment to moment in the revelation of My Word and by the unction of My Spirit? The line between "correction" and "accusation" is very fine, yet the poles (sources) are "worlds" apart. Always remember this: that My people would not be condemning and accusing each other if their hearts were right before Me!"....

...."Perhaps those who "rail" against My faithful and obedient ones for being separated unto Me in perfect fellowship, think, in their perversity, that Moses should have been down "helping" the children of Israel build the "golden calf" instead of fellowshipping with Me, in preparation for the carrying out of My holy purposes!"....

...."The very thing or things that My children believe might be a "hindrance" or a "bondage" to them as they seek only to fulfill My will, is the "catalyst" which shall propel them to the highest place of "ascension"....

...."This is a time of great victory, My beloved ones, for all those who have chosen the "narrow" path of perfect obedience. Hold fast in your perseverance and know that I shall, to an ever increasing degree, show Myself strongly on your behalf, and on the behalf of those with you"....

...."If My children strive in their "own" strength to obey Me, then it is certain that if the "blessings" of obedience were to "overtake" them, that they would "claim" the glory for themselves. As My "superabundant" prosperity overtakes all those who "dwell (abide) in My presence", and as I continually show Myself stronger and stronger on their behalf, it is certain that there will be those who revile them and accuse them of the very things that they themselves do. When they see the superabundant material wealth they will say that, "money is your god", but truly I say to you, I shall make all things become evident and each and every one who crosses their path - one way or another - shall come to the knowledge that ALL that they "possess", spirit, soul, body and materially is a product of faithful obedience to My Word!

So fear not what others may think, My faithful and obedient ones, only rest in the assurance of My peace and I shall make you, and those with you a great "sign and wonder" that shall continually confound all those whose hearts are hardened towards Me, and continually bless and prosper all those whose hearts are towards Me. Know this! : that you, and all those with you shall have a superabundance of My wisdom and power, which shall cause you to "transcend" and overcome in ALL things and, as you acknowledge Me in all your ways I shall surely direct your paths and you shall have the continued understanding and discernment to "judge" My people in righteousness"...

Kremmling, Colorado

The Art of True Worship

A.W. Tozer

And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!" --Revelation 5:13

It remains only to be said that worship as we have described it here is almost (though, thank God, not quite) a forgotten art in our day. For whatever we can say of modern Bible-believing Christians, it can hardly be denied that we are not remarkable for our spirit of worship. The gospel as preached by good men in our times may save souls, but it does not create worshipers.

Our meetings are characterized by cordiality, humor, affability, zeal and high animal spirits; but hardly anywhere do we find gatherings marked by the overshadowing presence of God. We manage to get along on correct doctrine, fast tunes, pleasing personalities and religious amusements.

How few, how pitifully few are the enraptured souls who languish for love of Christ....

If Bible Christianity is to survive the present world upheaval, we shall need to recapture the spirit of worship. We shall need to have a fresh revelation of the greatness of God and the beauty of Jesus. We shall need to put away our phobias and our prejudices against the deeper life and seek again to be filled with the Holy Spirit. He alone can raise our cold hearts to rapture and restore again the art of true worship. That Incredible Christian, 130-131.

"Lord, help me personally, and then as a church leader, to do my part to help us to 'raise our cold hearts to rapture and restore again the art of true worship.' May it no longer be said, at least in my sphere of influence, that true worship is 'a forgotten art.' Amen."

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