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July 24, 2001

Coming Judgments

Lanell Miller

Now is the time to be preparing for the coming judgments as well as revival. Our part is to consecrate our self, and be repented up, ready to meet God face to face. If we have not prepared our selves, we will shrink back to destruction. We cannot judge our own heart, but must bring our selves before the Lord for Him to show us the defilements of our heart. Then we can truly repent and be changed. The trumpet has sounded for the church to "awake" and "arise and shine." The great battle has begun. The enemy forces are positioned and advancing, and a large part of the church does not know what is about to happen. It's time to sound the alarm. Soon we will know who are the wise virgins and who are the foolish virgins.

bmiller49@juno.com

Fields of Fire

Chad Taylor

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire. (Jude v. 23).

In this hour I am setting the foxes tails on fire says the Lord and releasing them into the fields. From that fire will emerge a great harvest. It will separate the wheat from the chaff and an army will appear. I will place a firebrand from My altar upon their lips and they will declare My will upon the earth. From that fire the words will be heard, "Here am I send me."

Only those that have My fire in their heart will stand in those fields says the Lord. "Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3:12). A supernatural grace will be granted to reap and faint not and My church shall be positioned for harvest.

I will fan the flames of fire on the fields burning white and an army will appear. "like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array." (Joel 2:5). The day of the Lord has drawn near. In the valley of decision the multitudes have gathered together. They are on fire says the Lord! They are on fire!

Tongues of fire will be seen over the heads of My people in this hour. The marketplace will be lit up by their presence and the masses shall cry in one accord, "we hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God." (Acts 2:11). I will burn up the baskets the hide My glory says the Lord, I will remove the restraint that keep My people in hiding. They will emerge from the shadow of their temples and buildings with My glory.

A fear will come upon the cities and streets as My power is revealed. As in the days of old entire cities will shake under the weight of My glory and presence. "And fear came upon every soul and many wonders and signs were done." (Acts 2:43). The streets will fill with fire and an eruption of My grace shall be seen. My ministers and ministries will invade the marketplaces and business places with My presence and power. No longer hiding in the closets of preparation.

Cities in this hour will be known by revival or riot. They will be marked by one or the other says the Lord. As in the days of Paul they will move under the shaking of My presence or they will deny me and their lamp stand will be removed. My church will be shaken first by My presence and the cry of boldness will be heard throughout the land.

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:31).

www.consumingfire.com

My Fire Will Change the Landscape

Dennis Drewlo

The Fire of God will change the landscape. Things will not look as they did in the past. I will burn the field to bring new growth. New fruit will come as a result of the fire.

Your intercession and supplication will fuel the fire. They will be a spark that brings revival. They will fuel the furnace. The furnaces of worship and intercession will bring revival.

My fire will come with a price. I will burn down all that is not of me. Impurities will be removed. I will separate the wheat from the chaff, the impurities from the pure gold.

I will burn the idols and those things that stand between you and the altar. Those things that keep My people from coming before me will be lost in the fire.

Come to me to be burned. Be soaked in the Water of My Spirit, for wet wood burns easier than dry. You, who are trees of righteousness - the planting of the Lord.

The coming fire will change cities. Cities will see revival as never before. The fire will ride upon the waters of the River. Ever- increasing oil will flow though the cities. You will not recognize the cities that are touched by My Fire, for they will be burned beyond recognition.

I will burn down the old, dead structures to make room for what I am about to build. New fruit and a great Harvest is coming.

You who gather in intercession will contain and spread the Fire, for I am raising up a generation of "holy arsonists" who will set whole cities and nations ablaze with the power of the Gospel.

The coming fire will refine the anointing that I have placed within you so that what is given out will be pure.

New fire will come to your worship. The worship that is to come will change the climate of cities, for it will be fueled by the fire that is to come. The flames will burn open the veil and bring My people into the Holy of Holies, and worship will rise to a higher level.

I will burn down the structures of the enemy. New age and man's religious structures will be destroyed. Anything that does not bear my image will be destroyed, and you will see My reflection in the fire.

I will burn down walls that divide My people. The coming fire will bring unity to My Church, that will end class warfare in the Body and I will finally have the spotless, fire-breathing Bride I have dreamed of.

Change is coming! Get ready! I will breathe on you, My Church. But this time I will breathe My Fire upon you. My fire will go forth - straight for the things that keep you from fulfilling your prophetic destiny.

The fire that is coming, no man will be able to quench. It will be an irresistible fire. It will change the way you think. It will change your value. It will prove what is important to you. It will show you what you are made of.

I have called you to be vessels of fire, to bring forth My Word. I will change the land. I will do it through you. Call down fire from heaven to go forth before you. The fire is coming, My Church. Change is coming through the fire.

revival-fire@prodigy.net

Sweep It Clean

Ras Robinson

I want to make a clean sweep in your life. It is time to move up higher. And I am bidding you to come up here. I want you here. You belong up here because this is your home. The earth is not your home. You are to start living in the heavenlies with me. After all, you will spend eternity here. And as you do this, I will be able to exchange your life for mine in very practical ways so that you become as I am in the world. This is what I have been waiting for. It is what you have been waiting for. But you must sweep clean your soul and body of all sin and impurities. Even the smallest crumbs and grit make a difference. This must be done before I can make a clean sweep in your life. My grace is sufficient alright. And my work is all finished except that you and I must partner in this. I will neither violate nor supercede your will. I must have you total cooperation and absolute obedience. Together, we attain to and accomplish the great quest of abundant and supernatural life. Do not leave little morsels of food for the enemy to be fed. Pat attention to each detail. Sweep clean. I will join you. No ground left for the Devil. Sweep it clean.

Fullness in Christ Church, Pastor
Fort Worth, TX
http://www.fullnessonline.org
E-mail: rasrobinson@fullnessonline.org

Take A Stand In Unity

Marsha Burns

Rise up, people of the Lord. Take a stand in unity against sin and defilement. I will cause you to tear down the ancient heights and level the strongholds. I tell you that you are not alone, for I have sent My warring angels to fight on your behalf. Haven't I said that if you ask, I will give you the nations for your inheritance? Arise with a heart of determination and a will to overcome. Behold, the court has been seated, and a judgment has been made in your favor. It is time for you to possess the kingdom. Jeremiah 42:10 'If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you."

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

I'd Rather Be Blind

Bob Yaussy

Dear ones, Oh, this evening, the Holy Spirit compells me. "I Am touching your eyes, I Am giving you sight." By His grace, earthly matters and carnal understanding are being washed away. For so many years, I have cried......Jesus, have mercy on me, I cannot see. How impatient, even angry toward me.....my christian brothers who would wish my silence. Still, I would cry out even louder...."there's something more, there's more, there's more! Most of these claim they are in need of nothing. "We see, we see"......and know not that they are miserable, poor, blind and naked.

"You cannot see except you be made blind."

I've been having this dream, and my thoughts, my whole day at times is focused there. It's a place where one receives a tattoo. So real, even the sound of that instrument, whatever they call it. The first time it was just a plain outline of a dove on my forehead, very plain and simple. Then....another time.....I am led into the same place as a blind man trying to see through the fog. I protested receiving the tattoo on my forehead, questioning why there and not on my arm. The ordeal ended with my image in the mirror.....and the most beautiful picture of a dove on my forehead.

Joh 9:39 ∂ And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

To know Him, to really know Him......is only by revelation. Oh have we yet penetrated the breadth, depth and height? Have we a firm comprehension of His Nature, His Character?

Joh 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

Isa 28:9 ∂ Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest......

Crying as Bartimaeus...."Lord, that I might receive my sight" Bob

contrite1@prodigy.net

Joy

Candi Gurney

My joy SHALL be your strength!

Do you KNOW My joy? Really know what My joy is? My joy is not happiness, although it can produce happiness. My joy is the rock of your salvation. Of KNOWING your salvation in My Son.

I have promised that My joy shall be your strength. When what is before you seems an insurmountable obstacle My joy shall well up from within your spirit to sustain you. It is there, for your resource of strength, as I have promised. Stop striving and analyzing what is before you and STOP that My joy may well up from within.

Are you not "saved" of eternal death and separation from Me? Does that not bring you great joy?

Do I not hear your dreams, desires, aspirations? I placed them within you; and My joy shall be your strength in fulfilling them.

Do you know MY JOY? MY JOY, is seeing you, My Children, using, experiencing My joy, which is freely given. Seeing you go from a wrinkled, furrowed brow to a softened, gentled smile of remembrance of Me.

MY JOY is watching My children bask in My glory refilling their joy-cups. My joy brings with it TRUST. Trust and faith. They are partnered with My joy. And I long to pour it forth upon and within you. To saturate you into a puddle of giggles! Let go, and let Me. For then MY JOY shall, too, be ignited!

Many times My fire accompanies My joy, which shall burn within your hearts giving you energy and sustanence in a different way. To keep My vision open and ever before you. There before your very hearts and eyes... My vision.

Other times My peace accompanies My joy giving you a calm assurance of My presence. My peace which de-stresses and shrinks mountains, laying them low. My peace which brings also, confidence. Confidence in Me.

My joy, do you desire it? My joy, do you want it? MY JOY, giving it to you. Now receive, My children. Receive. Just stand and receive My joy; and I shall receive Mine!

Be filled with My joy and be blessed. Be filled with My joy and bless. Be filled with My joy and be encouraged. Be filled with My joy and encourage. Be filled with My joy and be loved. Be filled with My joy and love. Be filled with My joy and be served. Be filled with My joy and serve.

Ah, yes, MY JOY do I have for all My children. More than enough for all.

Here, I give it to you. Here, take it. Here, receive of it and Me.

Revival Joy. Do you hear? Revival Joy. Do you feel it? Revival Joy. Do you desire it? Revival Joy to revive your souls, My children.

Receive.......... now.............

In His service and to His eternal glory!
Candi Gurney
heartofire41@hotmail.com

Father Forgive Us

Betty

Father forgive us for getting so trashy with our love for you. There is not the respect that you deserve. Jesus youíre the Christ the Son of the living God. We think that if nothing is happening in the excitement way that nothing is happening, and we are bored.

Father forgive us for being so carnal minded, that we have to do the worlds ways to enter into the church and thrill us.

Father Forgive us for not honoring your name as Jesus Christ taught us to say. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Father we considered you so lightly, that if you donít hear us immediately we pout as children and go and do our own thing to bring something about. All of the works of our own hands is nothing but filthy rags. Open up our eyes to see and behold your awesome holiness.

Father we stand at the gate of revival and we still want our own way, and do our own things. We still think we know what is best and the best way for revival to come. Oh Father revival is not getting people saved, but it is getting the church clean. Getting our hands clean to do the work through your Holy Spirit.

Father forgive us for not really wanting your kind of revival. Father please; please revive this one that is writing this now, and the one who is reading this now. We need you in all of our ways. Father I have been so blinded to my own way, that I could not say I need you more than what I have. Father I need you more than what I had yesterday, more than when I first met your Son Jesus Christ.

Father Hallowed be your Holy, Holy, Holy Name. May your Name be exalted in my life, and may your Holy Spirit have his rightful rule in my life. We need you and we need revival to come, and I know revival comes with repentance in turning from our sinful ways that we have been doing and still are doing.

Father Hallowed, Sanctified, Holy Set Apart, Deified, Sacred be your Holy Name. We bow our knees before your throne and cry out Not my will, but your will to be done in our lives, so that the life of Jesus Christ can be seen in the church. Draw me and we will run after you.

We come to worship your Great and Awesome Name Father. We come to honor the Great Name of Jesus Christ. Jesus in his earthly time here always met you in a special place. Near Mount Olives, and not to far from there was a place called Gethsemane, where he went often to pray and to seek your face. Teach us how to humble ourselves, and to seek your face, and pray and turn from our wicked ways. You promised that you would hear from heaven and heal our land. Father in your word, you stated that we are a Chosen people a royal priesthood and a holy nation. We are to show forth the Praises of you who brought us out of darkness, and into your marvelous light. Your church is the land that you were talking about when you said I will heal your land. For if the church is not healed, how will people get saved.

In the days of his flesh Jesus offered up definite, special petitions for that which he not only wanted, but also needed and supplications with strong crying and tears to you, for you were always able to save him out from death, and you heard him because of his reverence towards you, his godly fear, his piety and that he shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of you Father. [Hebrews 5:7]

Father we need that very godly fear and reverence that Jesus has that he would shrink in horror of be separated from your bright presence. Please revive that fear back into your church, the body of Jesus Christ that we would know your displeasure of things that we do that is not right with you, and that would push your presence away. Oh Father forgive us for being people pleasers instead of God pleasers. Father we have lost the joy of resting in you, and we because we think you are not moving fast enough we end up doing our own thing. Father there is a perfect timing with you, and when by the power of your Holy Spirit we wait for you, we find the joy of doing your will and knowing we are in your will, and that you are pleased with us, and waiting for you is walking in your faith. Thank you Father for hearing us and we ask that you would revive your people so they may rejoice in you again.

Psalms 51:10
Create in me a clean heart oh God and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the Joy of your Salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to you.

Psalms 85:4 Restore us, O God of our salvation and cause your anger towards us to cease forever
6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you.
9. Surely His Salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him. And is ready to be appropriated that the manifest presence of God His glory may tabernacle and abide in our land.

Cause us to have a good fear of the Lord, for the fear of the Lord keeps one from sinning. Amen.

Jesus Christ Loves you.

Betty

Joy Of The Lord
bless@chartermi.net

Jehu and Jeroboam in the 21st Century

Chuck McLean

Jehu-- 2Kings chapters 9-10

God selected Jehu for the bloody task of executing judgment on the family of Israelís evil King Ahab. Jehu also killed Ahaziah, king of Judah, who had allied himself with Ahab. He also killed Ahaziahís family. Jehu was a man who liked the specific task that the Lord wanted done, whose weak and violent character fit the role of the executioner.

Jehu proceeded to destroy Baal worship in Israel, killing all its priests and destroying the temple of Baal once and for all. But this was not because of his love for Jehovah, but because of his pleasure in violence, and to secure his own power base. Note that oneís real motivations can be masked when one is doing Godís purposes, but that eventually those motives will be revealed.

God honored Jehuís obedience in executing Ahabís family, but allowed Jehuís heart to be revealed for what it was. Note 2Kings 10:29ó"However, he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commitóthe worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan."

So Jehuís actual character shows through after he performs his initial ministry. While he does obey God initially, it is because that is what suits him. He embraces the role of ruler and avenger. He then attempts to hold his kingdom by his own power. But notice what happens to the nation during Jehuís actual rule: "In those days, the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel." Ė2Kings 10:32. The Aramean kingdom took over the eastern third of the Israelite territory by force.

The power to oppose evil is not the same as doing good. How much pleasure do we take in tearing down something that opposes Godóand why? The question becomes significant after that job is done. How much of our zeal is holy and how much is carnal? We rejoice in the destruction of religious bondages, sometimes because they oppose God, and sometimes because of the wrongs we ourselves have suffered in the past. But when we have set the captives free, do we focus on serving them or do we look for another enemy to topple? The answer to this question indicates whether we are executing Godís judgment or exacting our own revenge.

The history of the church indicates that time and time again, men have assaulted doctrinal heresy or religious bondage, only to lay the foundation for new bondages on the ruins of the old. How soon after Protestants escaped the Inquisition were they burning their own heretics at the stake? Christians who rejected papal rule swiftly replaced it with doctrinal orthodoxy, using the age-old tools of politics and coercion to bind people to their new Protestant beliefs. Same spirit, different manifestation.

Tearing down the kingdoms of men is not the same thing as seeking the Kingdom of God.

The sin of Jeroboam-- 1Kings 12:26-33

A particular sin attached itself to almost every king of Israel after Jeroboam. The phrase "He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam" is the single common thread among all these kings. This sin is manifesting itself even today. So what is it?

Remember that God had allowed Jeroboam to lead a revolt against Solomonís son Rehoboam, and had given him kingship over the majority of the nation of Israel. But Jeroboam feared that if his subjects went to Jerusalem to worship, they would revert to following the house of David. In order to keep the Israelites away from Jerusalem, and to cement his rule among the people, Jeroboam established an alternative "hometown" religionóthe worship of golden calves set up at Bethel and Dan. He created a rough copy of Judaism in form, complete with priests, sacrifices, and a knock-off of the Feast of Tabernacles. His priests were not appointed by God, as Jeroboam set in whoever volunteered for the job.

God gave Jeroboam the rule of Israel, in fulfillment of his judgment against Solomon. But instead of recognizing the sovereignty of God over the matter, he saw the kingdom as his own, and began to make carnal plans to hold on to it. While Jeroboam was part of Godís original move to punish sin, he quickly left Godís purposes. This move has a modern parallel.

The current breakaway from the divisions of denominational churches has resulted in a splintered mass of "independent" groups that often coalesce behind dynamic international leaders. We are now seeing new "associations" and "fellowships" and "movements" replacing the old. Whatís the real difference between creating a "Baptist denomination" or a "Vineyard Church"? Or building a "Word of Faith" church instead of a "Lutheran church" or a "MorningStar Fellowship of Churches" church? These are all combinations of religious organizations unified behind a common doctrinal belief system or behind a powerful leadership.

I am not championing old denominations over new ones. Rather, I am pointing out that they all sprout from the same root, and eventually produce the same fruit. In every generation, men establish their own religious kingdoms around their own ideas, and vehemently deny that they are doing so. A generation or two down the line, people leave those same kingdoms (now called denominations), decrying the rule of the traditions of men. Many are like Jehu and rejoice in the opportunity to hack at the existing religious hierarchy as they depart. The cycle then repeats with new terminology and a new generation of leaders.

Unfortunately, I see the spirit of Jeroboam assaulting many valid moves of God. In the beginning, God gives a revelation or a work to his children, and they begin to pursue his purposes. They recognize and depart the kingdoms of men to seek the kingdom of God. But what the enemy cannot stop, he will attempt to sidetrack. Fearing criticism (or seeking approval) for their actions, Godís people often begin to seek position and credibility for what God has called them to do. Soon, they have business cards and church signs with clever names and snatches of scripture as slogans. This is followed by building tax-exempt religious corporations, assuming titles like Founder or President or Pastor or Apostle, and building physical edifices that validate their legitimacy as a "ministry" or a "church".

Soon after this, we see mechanisms begin to emerge to draw in potential "members". Billboards, direct-mail campaigns and "Bring A Friend Sunday" become common tools. In order to keep members in "our church", statements of faith, covenants of fellowship, tithe pledges, and membership classes are developed. Soon, statements like, "We need something for the pre-school kids, or families will go somewhere else" take precedence over "What is God calling us to do?" Eventually, "getting people to come to our church" becomes the actual predominant work.

At this point, religious leaders have forged the golden calves of Bethel and Dan. They have established religious activities and worship centers to keep people coming to them, and to keep people from following other leaders, just as Jeroboam did. They copy as many of the old forms as needed to keep people happy. They are willing to sacrifice as many sheep as necessary in defense of their practices or their "ministry". They maintain their organization at almost any cost. And in so doing, they lead Godís people away from God.

The simplicity of our calling is to do the works God has established for us. We do not need to adopt current forms and traditional trappings in order to be in Godís purposes. Servants do not build kingdoms. Such activity is reserved for those who would be kings. Being a genuine servant is an antidote for the temptations of the spirit of Jeroboam.

mercy@oknet1.net

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