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July 7, 2001

We Are His Bride

Rich Elliott

A few years ago the Lord gave me some understanding of the Bride via a season of revelation, in which the Lord began calling me to come away with him. This started in about 1995 and over about a year, the Lord continued to pour teaching and revelation about who the Bride is as well as the preparation process she is undergoing.

First of all, we are His Bride. We are the Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are not ready, we are engaged, if you were, but we are to be His Bride, for all eternity. That is a special place, beside Him, sharing intimately all that He has for all eternity. God is shaping and growing our relationship to Him in a progression. The culmination of that relationship is one of His Bride.

Consider Revelation 19:7 ... "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready." I believe all history, all of creation, is about this one event that is yet to come. All that God has done in creating the heavens and the earth and us ... has to do with this one vital point in history, when "His wife hath made herself ready."

Hosea 2:16 gives us a glimpse at what the Lord is doing in the way of progressive revelation of who He is. "And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi and shalt call me no more Baali." Ishi means husband. Baali means master. As we well know, as we are first born again, we have a revelation of Jesus as Lord (master). As we grow, as we are "prepared", if you were, we get to know him as husband, as partner.

This is not for everyone. I have found that some people simply do not have that revelation of Jesus as husband. Frankly, most men have a problem with it, at least at first. But the picture of submission and partnership is quite compatible with what Jesus wants of us, in terms of relationship. The warning in Song of Solomon 8:4 is appropriate in this regard ... "I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please." (repeated several times in Song of Solomon). There is a definite call to intimacy that comes as a "next level" in relationship. Unless He calls and He allure you, there is little point in pursuing it. However, as we are prepared by those preparing the Bride, we find ourselves at that place where He calls us to come away with Him.

Who are the ones preparing the Bride? Keep something in mind. The Bride represents the finished product. We are not yet the finished product. Other Bible terms that mean the same thing are ... perfection, completion, perfected. Keeping that in mind, you see that the five-fold ministry are those that are preparing the Bride. For it is through the equipping of the saints to do the work of the ministry that the Bride is brought to perfection, to a perfected man. This of course is within the context of both individuals and the corporate man. Ephesians 4 and John 17 speaks of perfection, from this same point of view. When the Bride (us) is perfected, we will finish the work of Christ on the earth and like Jesus, we will be able to say; "It is finished". That is the time of the culmination/restoration of all things and will represent the trigger for the end times as we know them. That is why the restoration of the five-fold ministry in our times is so significant. Without it, we cannot get to perfection (prepared Bride). Therefore, as the five-fold ministry of Christ is restored in the earth, we will be being prepared. Five-fold ministers are servants. We are part of the Bride, but we are also preparing the Bride.

Hope this helps some.

Keep radically following Jesus!!


Rich Elliott
River of Revival Ministries
Submitted to prophetic mentoring group

Behold the New Season

Elvi Glass

Arise oh bride of Christ for a new day is dawning. Cease from looking back and marvel at the things of the past, but behold the future, the new thing I am doing in my bride for a new season is dawning and it is already at hand.

Behold I come in power and I am looking for those who would be willing to stand in my strength, not theirs, dressed in my full armor pushing through the ranks of the enemy posessing the land I have given them.

My promises are true and those I have given to you shall not return void because I have put my name on them and I watch over my name and I watch over my word to accomplish what it has been sent for. Behold the new season requires that you do not look back and reference your past with your present or the amount of my moving in your life in the past with the present but behold the new thing I am doing, for I desire to move in greater measure upon my people and you will see the deliverance of those who have been crying out to me day and night. I have heard their cries and am ready to deliver for the time is ripe and the season is at hand when you see the hand of your God move in power to deliver, heal, restore and bring to completion the things that have been preordained and planned before the creation of the world.

Elvi Glass

Let the Healing Begin
(A Good Word for the Intercessors)
By Tamara Williams


A few days ago I heard this word in my spirit 'LET THE HEALING BEGIN.' I waited because I sensed it was the Lord speaking. I began in myself to think Lord what does that mean?

I sense the Lord is saying: There is a great repentance that is coming forth, this repentance will not be that of rendering the garments but one where the hearts have been opened up to Him, this repentance will begin a demonstration of the POWER OF GOD.

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.


Isa 62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence

For the Lord would say many of you have stood at your posts when it seemed that the place you were watching for and praying for continually deteriorated. For many have questioned you as my watchmen, for they have not understood the place where I have called you to. It would seem that you have lost reality and touch with the visible signs that are being held up as my Glory.

But it is in this place that I have done a refining in you that shall in the days to come reveal my Glory that proceeds from my throne. For you have made ready the day that the earth shall see and know TRUE REPENTANCE. For it's through your tears and your shame and your suffering that I will release my Glory in the earth.

Even as you have stood upon the wall for Me I shall begin to allow you to see the fruit of the nations and the cities of the WHOLE EARTH. For you my watchman are in every place that I have given life. Many have thought that I have not seen the wickedness, but My eye is in every place beholding the good and the evil. You have born through your WOMB of prayer and suffering the birthing of REPENTANCE in the earth.


1 Cor 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

As the healing begins we are going to see in the Body of Christ a oneness born not from man made thinking or man made programs that yet keep us functioning like artificial limbs because we have lost the real ones. But it is through this REPENTANCE born from the WATCHMAN that God will honor as PURE when He hears it.

Jesus came to earth to redeem man to the Glory that was bestowed upon him when man was created in the image and likeness of God. Every thing that has happened since the fall, has been a progression towards the Father answering the Prayer of Jesus in John 17 when we pray and believe we know that God has answered our prayer. When Daniel prayed for 3 weeks other principalities and powers withstood the answer but in the end..... the angel declared that:

Dan 10:12-13 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.


John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

The world will know Jesus when the Body of Christ has allowed Him to perfect that which concerns us.

I Corinthians 13 talks about the Love that must be in place in order to see the Glory of God as it should be. This will only take place when we as the Body of Christ recognize that no gift of the spirit or any other gifting or miracle performed will be allowed to share in the Glory that is reserved alone for Jesus.

Only when everything is purged will we see the FRUIT OF THE VINE..... that will out shine the darkness that is in the world. (Read Hosea chapters 6-14)

Hosea 6:2-3 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.


The Father is answering the prayer of Jesus in John 17.......MAKE THEM ONE....even as the powers withstood the prayer of Daniel the powers that be (Ephesians 6) have withstood His (Jesus) prayer continually.

The place where the prayer has been withstood is through the people of God. Church history has always been in battle with factions, divisions, splits, .....but every weapon that the powers of darkness have , has been used to try to keep this (1) one prayer that was prayed by Jesus from coming into manifestation.

The enemy knows that he cannot stop his fate, however he has tried to use time and trouble to help him keep confusion within the Body of Christ. But the scripture declared:

Isa 62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence

There are and have been many WATCHMAN assigned by God who have given their lives so that the Glory may come to Jesus..... This is the hour that the WATCHMAN have given birth, and through their repentance and suffering we shall see a great repentance and it's after the repentance... LET THE HEALING BEGIN.

TaMara Williams
Ish Shah Ministries International
New Wine Fellowship

God's Mouthpieces

by Pastor Jana Alcorn

Leader, you are to be a Mouthpiece for God! Recently this became so clear in my spirit. I searched countless scriptures to gain a more thorough understanding. I prayed. I made new commitments to God.

I found, just as Aaron became a spokesman for Moses, we must speak as the oracles of God, and believe me, it isn't because our God is a stutterer. He speaks and entire nations must respond!

Let's take a look at some facilitating principles.


Acts 2:5,6-- Now there were then residing in Jerusalem Jews, devout and God-fearing men from every country under heaven. And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together........

I am astonished at the mouthpieces that the Lord is raising up around the globe. It is a season in the Spirit and God is moving His Body into a multi-cultural blend that encompasses a diverse army of those who do not lose their cultural identity, yet our voice is one.

Respect and a desire for the proceeding Word of the Lord that is coming forth globally will keep your ministry empowered to hear from God!

God's voice can be carried by diversity in economic, social, educational, and cultural realms.

From Mt. Sinai's thunder and lightning, to Balaam's ass, from Deborah's advance, to Elijah's cave, from Jordan's voice from the heavens to the sound of many waters in the book of Revelation....the voice of God comes through multiplicity.


Always remember, we speak as the representative of Another. God has never promised to accelerate man's voice speaking man's opinion. But we have His promise and know what will happen when we speak His Word!

For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 3:34

In order to fill a void of power in your ministry, get back to being God's mouthpiece!


And all spoke well of Him and marveled at the words of grace that came forth from His mouth; Luke 4:22 AMP

Grace is Divine enablement. It is that quality that comes from speaking as His representative that allows a new vision of His ability within.


Stablish thy word unto thy servant Psalms 119:38.

In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. II Corinthians 13:1

God will use you to bring establishment of destinies through your availability as His mouthpiece! Awesome thought!

Leader, you are to speak as the Oracle of God. Open your mouth with a new boldness to speak even in the face of adversity.

For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:20

Leader, there is a Voice in your voice! Become His mouthpiece!


Romans 8:8 AMP

So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.

Our works of service that are not borne out of our relationship will only produce burn out.

There can be no satisfaction to the heart of the Lord from the minister who is not living the spiritual life.


I know that you still stand in amazement that I would use you, yet I choose to empower you and to put My words in your mouth. You are being propelled by My prophetic Word into a quickening of the Spirit within.

You have known that this would be and now I tell you again that I have prepared you and brought you to this place of advancement. You must follow My Spirit and be willing to abandon all for My sake. This is a time of gathering in and a time of reaching out. Both will happen, says the Lord, for I am bringing together my forces from every tribe and tongue. I am calling and shortly you will see a coming together. My Voice will be carried across the waters and the sound shall go forth into every spirit that is ready to be penetrated with the next Word of My assignment. I shall loose things and people that have been bound, even new strategy shall flow, for this is the Moment of My purposes and nothing shall stop their fulfillment, says the Lord!

God is raising up a voice that will be heralded in the power of the Holy Spirit. He is empowering His people.

Pastor Jana Alcorn
Harvest Church -- On the Move for God!

What's Your Motive?

Doug Morrell

The Bible is very clear that there are rewards to be gained---or lost.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Cor. 5:10)

There is coming a day of evaluation for all of us. It's strange how many Christians seem to think that because salvation is by grace, what we do with our lives as Christians doesn't really matter. Nothing could be farther from the truth if we believe God's Word on this subject.

While eternal life is a free gift given on the basis of God's grace (Eph. 2:8, 9), each of us will still be judged by Christ. This judgment will reward us for how we have lived. God's gracious gift of salvation does not free us from the requirement for faithful obedience. All Christians must give account for how they have lived (Mth. 16:27; Rom. 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3:10-15).

Note that the Scripture does not say whether good or evil but whether good or worthless. It is not sin that is in view here; it is value that will count in our Lord's final consideration of our earthly life and ministry.

For no foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble---each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what Sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, lie will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire (1 Cor. 3:11-15).

There is a verse in Hebrews that tells us that, "without faith it is impossible to please God," (Heb 11:6). Faith must be present in what we do, or whatever we do is not pleasing to him. Believing that God exists is only the beginning; even the demons believe that much (James 2:19, 20). God will not settle for mere acknowledgment of his existence. He wants a personal, dynamic relationship with us that will transform your life. Those who seek God will find that they are rewarded with his intimate presence. Recall, sin is not only doing that which is wrong, but also doing that which is right in our own strength.

We should all desire that moment before the judgment seat of Christ to be a moment of joy. The Lord will have the joy of showing us many things that we thought were failures that were really successes and things we believed were successes which we will discover were failures; they will be brought to light and vividly displayed before others.

So it is a time of disclosure, but it is also a time of evaluation when we learn for the first time who was right and what attitudes we should have had or should not have had. It is a helpful time of seeing the truth about ourselves. If that bothers you, here is something you can put into practice this very day. It is found in First Corinthians 11 where Paul says, "If we judged ourselves truly, we should not be judged," (1 Cor 11:31). What will be is taking place even now. In a sense, the judgment seat of Christ has already started. He is always, by his Spirit, pointing out wrong attitudes or wrong motives for doing something. Sometimes He points out a right motive and He confirms those right motives. I believe that if we will allow ourselves to face truth like that now, we do not have to face it at the judgment seat of Christ. It will not be brought out there because it will already have been settled.

Prayer: Father, knowing that You will deal honestly and squarely and faithfully and yet lovingly with me, I want every moment of my life to count. I do not want to waste my life. I do not want to spend it pretending to be something I am not. I want to be honest and open and genuine about all that I say and do. I realize the good work which you have begun in me and that You will not fail to perform it until the day of Christ. So there is always hope. Father I desire to treat everybody differently because I no longer live for myself but for Him who died and was raised again. This is the hour to bear Christ above all other hours in history. What a privilege it will be at the judgment seat to know that I have stood for Your name and loved in Your name in the midst of the emptiness and death and darkness of a dying world. Thank you, Lord, for that privilege. In Jesus' Holy name. Amen

doug morrell
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Awake and Drink!

Priscilla Van Sutphin

I am that I am.
I am in control!
I am the Source of all you need.
I am sending my thunderbolts. I am lighting up the heavens, for my anger is enraged against the enemy
You will see my handprint on the earth. The hearts of the wicked will fail from fear. Their earthly philosophies will not save them. Their other gods will not save them.. Every hidden thing will be revealed.
Cry out to them now oh wicked, see if they will save you!
For I am coming to judge the earth and I will set in order MY KINGDOM on earth as it is in heaven.
From the rising of the sun till the setting of the sun, from evening till morning, I will set forth My mighty wonders and the earth will tremble at My footprints.

Follow the cloud, My people. Let the Pillar of fire guide you in the nighttime. I am the All-Consuming Fire!
My love will never be quenched for those who have given their hearts to Me.
My love NEVER fail.
I do not give up on people. People give up on Me.
I am setting in place judgments. My judgments are meant to set straight the path of those who are called to follow after Me! They are not punishment.
I will set straight all that is crooked and perverse in this world.
Look to the Author and Finisher of your faith ! For I am setting straight, all that is wicked and vile. My wrath is not reserved for My children
It is meant only for the wickedness in the world, and under this world, for all despotisms in heavenly realms. I WILL alter the face of this generation!

They will march forth in victory like Gideons Army, depending only on ME.
They will hate all the world stands for and cherishes, that is false.
They will walk with ME like Enoch and Noah !
They will LISTEN when I whistle for them and call their names !
They will not bow to the world. They will be My Showbread ! They will walk in UNITY of heart and Spirit alive in the Holy Spirit. Nothing shall stand in their way without being crushed.
My vengeance will alter the face of the church and the nations !
Nothing will be able to withstand the glorious blade of righteousness
I hold in My hand to rout the enemies of your souls. I am your rearguard!
I alone am the Righteous Judge. I will separate the wheat from the chaff !
Man is to be judged by the Lord of Hosts, not the host of men on earth!
I am breaking down the idols of religion, the iconoclastic fervor in My church! I will destroy all the gods of this earth and set to flight the spirits of wickedness that have held My people in bondage for years and years. Do not give up! The enemy is enraged because he sees what is coming, the writing is on the wall for all to see, but many are blind and walking in delusion, unaware.. business as usual and casual business. But soon will come the tolling of the bells and the world will awaken startled to see the time, as of one awakening from deep sleep, checking the clock to see if it's time to get up.

Awaken you who sleep ! Your king is coming to you. I have new wine to pour out on you. Awake and drink ! Awaken to new life ! Awaken to the glory of Your King Who loves you ! Come away with Me My love ! My arms are open to you ! Come away and spend yourselves on Me. Through the worship that arises my angels will be strengthenedā€¦.. and I will fight for you.. Though the enemy rages, I am Your Everlasting Comfort. I AM is with you ! I will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is stayed on ME!

Upstream Ministries


Bill Burns

Once again I was awakened at the time of the morning watch (3:00 a.m.), and I heard the voice of the Master speak, "Windsong!" Over and over I heard this word, windsong. "Listen for the windsong for it is the song of victory that is now being given to My Church by My Spirit. It is the song of the Spirit declaring victory in the hearts of My people."

As I listened with joy to the song that came on the wind (breath) of the Spirit, I rejoiced. I remembered that it is the Third Day that is being birthed from the womb of the morning. I remembered that Zion, the Tabernacle of David, is being rebuilt, and this scripture was given to me:

Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

Zephaniah 3:15 The LORD has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; You shall see disaster no more.

Zephaniah 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: "Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."

What an awesome word this is! Sing and shout, Zion, for the Lord Himself is rejoicing over you with singing! The windsong of the Spirit is declaring the victory, for the Lord will cast out your enemy. It is time to rule in the midst of your enemies.

Zephaniah 3:5 The LORD is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, But the unjust knows no shame.

"It is the time of the morning, says the Lord, and it is the time of My justice. I will now vindicate those who are truly Mine, and I will make a distinction between those who are My own and those who say they are Mine but serve themselves. Judgment shall come upon those who have spoken against My people because of their own envy and jealousy. I will now make My people and their dwelling places a blessing, and I will cause showers to come down in due season. There shall be showers of blessings for those who worship in Spirit and in Truth for those who are truly Mine."

"It is the morning of the Third Day, and I am now appointing the watchmen of the morning. These are those who will be given the windsong, for it is the song of My Spirit that sings the songs of the victory of this Day."

Isaiah 52:8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, With their voices they shall sing together; For they shall see eye to eye When the LORD brings back Zion.

Isaiah 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, You waste places of Jerusalem! For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.

Isaiah 52:10 The LORD has made bare His holy arm In the eyes of all the nations; And all the ends of the earth shall see The salvation of our God.

"I am calling for a season of rejoicing among My chosen. I am calling for a season of the blowing of the trumpets. Cry aloud, My people, lift up your voice like a trumpet and declare the victory. Let the windsong come forth, for as you worship Me and praise Me with your voices, with your trumpets, and with your musical instruments, the enemy will be defeated, and you will rule in their midst."

"The wind of Pentecost has come, and it has brought forth the windsong of victory. Let the song of the Spirit bring a new song to your heart. Sing to the Lord this new song, and bless His holy name. Prophesy to the breath, and His windsong shall come forth. The birthing of His songs within you shall surely bring the victory."

"Many of those who will be appointed to the morning watch will be psalmists who have the heart of David. And, I will give unto them My windsongs as instruments of war. I will teach them Myself and show them how to tear down the strongholds of the enemy with their instruments of praise. The music and praise of these psalmists will establish a windsong in the earth that will produce a prophetic vibration that will destroy the thrones of the rulers of darkness. I call you forth today to become My weapons of warfare. Come now, for the morning light is piercing through the darkness, and the sound of the windsong is announcing a new day."

Psalm 150:1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Psalm 150:2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Psalm 150:3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Psalm 150:4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Psalm 150:5 Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

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