Five-Fold Today Are You Out Of Balance? - Come Into My Presence - Do Not Just Speak Pleasant Things - Turn the Tables On the Rebelliousness - God-Consciousness vs. self-consciousness

July 27, 2001

Are You Out Of Balance?

Doug Morrell

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory. (Eph. 1:13,14)

The Holy Spirit is God's seal that we belong to him and his deposit guaranteeing that he will do what he has promised. The Holy Spirit is like a down payment, a deposit, a validating signature on the contract. The presence of the Holy Spirit in us demonstrates the genuineness of our faith, proves that we are God's children, and secures eternal life for us. His power works in us to transform us now, and what we experience now is a taste of the total change we will experience in eternity.

Two things are emphasized here which are always found together in Scripture -- the Word, and the Spirit. Both are absolutely essential. In truth, there is no salvation without both of these. These are the tools God uses to perform his work. It is always a mistake to emphasize one of these more than the other. There are groups today who are doing this. Some say, "We don't need the Word. All we need is the Spirit's guidance within. We don't have to abide by God's processes and principals as outlined in the Word, because, after all, we are under grace. All we need to do is to trust the feelings we have. God the Spirit is dwelling in us and he will lead us." But whenever a group does that, they follow the pattern of many who have made the same mistake, and it always results in subjective feelings, impractical ideas, in mysticism, in fanaticism, in rigidity and self-determinism, and in individualism -- everybody going his own way and doing his own thing. Absolute confusion results if you set aside the Word and try to follow only the Spirit.

On the other hand there are those who try to follow the Word alone. Many today are reporting that within their churches there is no freshness and vitality of the Spirit and that their churches have been reduced to mechanical, orthodox, perfunctory performance of the Word. They are orthodox to the core, but there is no life. They are sterile and dull and lifeless. This is what happens when we try to adhere to the Word without the Spirit. It results in dry, mechanical services which only go through a certain form, a ritual observance, and people go home deadened and dried up. As one person said, "I'm tired of worshiping the walls." It produces a kind of stoic religion in which people set their minds and strength toward "doing their duty" as Christians, but there is no real motivation, no deep hunger, no lasting satisfaction, no sincere love, no deep warmth, no supernatural joy, no abundant life.

However, in Scripture we always find the two together. The Word can only be interpreted by the Spirit, and the Word can only become fresh and vital as we look to the Holy Spirit to make Jesus Christ step out of the pages of the Word and stand in our presence in living flesh. It is only when the Word and the Spirit are operating in balance that we feel the heartbeat of our Lord. Only the Spirit can accomplish this task, and we should never come to the Bible without asking Christ's Spirit to take these words and make them come to life.

Grace and peace to you today as you purpose to live the life God has called you live...

doug morrell
A fellow servant in the work of the Kingdom.

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Come Into My Presence

Fred Kelly

When you come into My presence, says the Lord; when you draw near unto Me and seek My face; when you look to Me, I shall open up the eyes of your heart that you may see Me declares God.

For I've said in My Word that I shall never leave you nor for sake you. For I go with you where ever your at, says the Lord When you look to Me and seek My face declare within your own being that I am your God, that I am the true and living one, then as you seek Me and come into My presence I shall touch you in a greater and more in depth way.

For I declare that I will have a people that seek Me and carry forth that which I have placed with in them. For I did not call a people to stand or to sit and not declare that I am Lord. For I would have a people that would worship Me and declare that I am the true and living God, and as you do that says the Lord, then I shall use you and I shall bring you forth from that which you find yourself in at this very moment, to a greater and higher height. And I shall bring within you a deeper understanding of what I am saying unto you and placing in your heart. For in that deeper understanding and that higher height that you find your self in , this will show My glory unto those that are lost though out the earth.

For I have called a people that will be witness unto Me and know who I am, to tell others who I am. For that which I have said unto you this day through all of the words that have come forth, and the music you have been singing, and honoring Me, is that which I have placed within you for this day. And that is the anointing that I am pouring out upon you. The anointing is a fresh anointing when you seek Me each and every day. For the fresh anointing keeps the light burning very brightly, says the Lord. And that light is the light of My Son shining through you.

Yes, I would have you lift up Jesus, and I would declare that you would declare His name though out all the earth, says the Lord. For in that you do that, then I shall bless you.

Oh there shall be times when you find yourself walking in some treacherous areas. But the treacherous areas shall not overcome you, because the light shall overcome the darkness and darkness shall be dispelled because of you drawing closer unto Me and looking into My face and declaring, open my heart that I may see you. When you declare that, I shall open them up and I shall show My self unto you and you shall declare who I Am to those that are near and to those that are far and you shall declare to those that are close to you, even unto your own family, says the Lord. So hear Me this day says God, be strong, be victorious, because I Am with you where ever you go. I Am with you, says the Lord.

Do Not Just Speak Pleasant Things

Stephen Hanson

ISA 30:8-11 Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness. These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the LORD's instruction. They say to the seers,"See no more visions!"and to the prophets,"Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!"

"Surely, I the Lord say, that there have been messages that I have been longing to give in this hour, but they have not gone forth; they have been held back, because my people have not wanted to hear them. They have wanted only to hear pleasant things. But I tell you that I am a God who wants to speak ALL of my words. Would you not want to hear my full counsel? Surely, I long to tell you everything. Is there anything that I would tell you that would harm you? I am for your good and not for your ill."

(The Lord showed me several who had come before the Lord and they were ready to receive what He would tell them. Scrolls were given to each and placed in their mouths. As these scrolls were placed in their mouths I noticed that they didn't like the taste of them. So then, the scrolls were spit out of their mouths. All or most of those who had come forward were now laying prostrate upon the ground with the scrolls laying beside them. They appeared to be sick and unable to get up. Then an earthen pitcher began to pour forth water, as if to cleanse the ground. Then I saw one of the men who had come forward. I watched and saw that he was blindfolded. He was speaking, and prophesying with this blindfold on, but he couldn't "see." Then the blindfold was taken off.)

"Surely, as I live, says the Lord, there have been many who have spoken forth in my name lately but they have been blindfolded and have not seen what has been truly there. They have only seen what they have wanted to see. They have only spoken pleasant things. Do you think that there are only pleasant things to say in this hour? Surely, I want to comfort and encourage you. But there are many things in my church that need to be changed as well. Consider a surgeon who would attempt to remove a virus or a disease from the body. The infected part must first be removed. Then the body can begin its course again. It is the same way with my church--Remove what has been infecting my body. Just as there are viruses that can be found on your computer, I can remove the infected ones."

"But I say to those of you who speak forth in my name in this hour, 'Speak forth what I have you to say.' See and speak what I show you. Then my church can be on the road to recovery."

Stephen Hanson

The Time Has Come For Me to Turn the Tables On the Rebelliousness I have Found In My Church

Glenn Jackson

..."Judgement will come swiftly for those of My children who continue to speak against My beloved handmaidens and bondservants in this last hour. Many of My children have chosen the way of lawlessness and because of this they have bowed their knee to Satan. They have subjected themselves to the spirit of rebellion rather than My Spirit! The time has now come for Me to turn the tables on the rebelliousness I have found in My church and truly I say to you, woe to those who have chosen to align themselves with evil! I have both found and judged them to be fighting against Me and this is most serious matter. Have they forgotten that I am not deceived and that indeed I know and see clearly each and every movement of each one of My children? I am sending those who walk in My light to expose the darkness in My church and the spirit of rebellion shall be driven out before them! I shall do great signs and wonders never before seen by the eyes of man, through My holy apostles and prophets. I shall make them a sign above all signs to My people and no more shall those who call themselves Mine - slander and curse and resist Me. Hold fast My beloved children for the morning has come, behold, darkness is no more"....


God-Consciousness vs. self-consciousness

Staci Ojeda

The thing I most want to change in you is self. I want to answer your prayer that I be all that you are, need and desire. I want you to be God-conscious and not self-conscious. I truly desire to pour Myself into every fiber of your being, to be able to use you to the fullest. But we must first be rid of self.

I have heard your cries and the longing of your heart to draw closer, for the bridal passion and love to consume you. You desire a deeper intimacy with Me and I long for this as well. Continue to seek Me - practice My presence every waking moment and I will consume you in My passion, My love and My desire. Don't get discouraged, continue to meditate on Me and I will speak to you in the deep places, you will have to be very quiet and very still to hear My still small voice in this place.

I have much I want to share with you - wait on Me in that hidden place and I will give you rest and more love than you can contain, it will spill out to those around you. My presence in you will cause them to hunger for more of Me. I will be able to draw others to Me just because of My presence in you.

I want to be all that you are - I want you to live, move, breathe and have your being IN ME. I will accomplish this over time, wait patiently on Me. Do not busy yourself with too much work, lay aside those things that I speak to you about and come away with Me. There will be time later for those other things.

Consume me Lord... Staci

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