Five-Fold Today Direction - To Rebuild the Walls - Love Triumphs Over Darkness - Be Encouraged - Beauty In Submission - The Value of a Soul - The Right Kind of Leaders - Goliath Had a Brother

July 9, 2001


You know that thing you keep asking Me about? That direction you need from Me? I have already told you the direction I want you to go yet you continue to ask me to tell you one more time – just to be sure. I am pleased that you ask me for guidance, but it seems you sometimes continue asking as if to postpone doing it. It is time for action. Go – and trust me to continue guiding you as you go. Trust me to stop you if you turn in a direction I do not intend. I will not leave you as you step out in obedience. I will continue to guide you as you move forward. Continue to seek My will, but do it as you go. The time to move out is now – trust me as you go.

The Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving.” Exodus 14:15

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8

Kathy Bohlin

To Rebuild the Walls

by Jan Ross

The Lord woke me up in the middle of the night recently, and as I was praying, the Lord showed me the walls of Jerusalem that were torn down . . . the gates of the city which had been trampled upon by their enemies . . . the scattering of the peoples of Jerusalem. He showed me a glimpse of the heart of Nehemiah who loved Jerusalem and whose heart was burdened for reconstruction.

Then the Lord showed me His Church . . . the walls have been broken down by her enemies, she has been trampled upon and beaten down and lays in ruins by the hand of her enemies . . . her inhabitants have been scattered.

He showed me that in these last days He is raising up a company of Nehemiahs who would take the task to heart to rebuild the Church, to reconstruct the walls of the City of God, to set a watchman at each gate, to establish companies of worshippers to do service before Him during all watches.

He showed me that the materials and equipment needed for reconstruction have been released into our hands through intercession, fasting, separation, and consecration. He showed me that the Ark of His Presence would soon find a dwelling place in the midst of His Church, in the midst of the reconstructed City of God! That the latter house would indeed be more glorious than the former!

He showed me that He has raised up people who would accept the task of being gatekeepers, guarding each gate, hindering the enemy's attempts to enter and destroy. He is sending forth companies of scouts to search throughout the land for those who have been scattered and to escort them back within the gates of the Church, the City of God's Holy Dwelling!

The time is now for restoration, rebuilding, and strengthening the walls of the Church; there is a mighty move of God throughout the earth to prepare for Him a dwelling place in the midst of His People!

Intercessors have been sent forth and commissioned to clean up the ruins and to set the City in order, redeeming that which has been destroyed by the hands of the enemy.

The call to intercession is a Nehemiah calling; those with a heart for restoration and rebuilding have been called to intercession as God is seeking a habitation among His people. He will not inhabit a City whose walls have been crushed and lay in ruin, but His dwellingplace will be seen in the midst of restoration and reconstruction.

In these last days, we are all challenged to be Nehemiah's . . . busy working to restore the Body of Christ (the Church), reclaiming it from the ruin brought about by the works of the enemy. We are called to unity and to call those back who have been scattered. We have been called to intercession, through groanings and birthings in the spirit through prayer.

I pray that we will all be sensitive to and answer the call!

Love Triumphs Over Darkness

Yolanda Ballard

Deep within the heart of man is a calling......deep calls unto deep at the sound of thy waterspouts. The calling is to bring glory to God. How can we lift Him up higher so all the world can see and know that He is God? How can we truly lift up our Lord and Savior? In the Word says that if we love one another, we are lifting up the love of Christ so all the world can see and be drawn to this same love. But if we give into the enemy and let him harass us and cause offense and then division among the brethren, then how can the world see and know of His love? For some we are the only example for them to follow. We are to be living epistles for all to see the true fruit of Christ among His people. But if there is bickering and there is back biting, gossip and hurt feelings, then how are we doing our part as being the Bride of Christ? How are we drawing the sea unto the Savior who loves them so?

So rise up mighty people of God. Rise up and take a stand against the enemy of our soul and the enemy of God. Join ranks with your brothers. Cast down the hurts and resentments, the jealousies and competition and unite together in the Spirit of love and grace with one purpose and that is to promote the kingdom of God....righteousness, truth and joy in the Holy Ghost. Rise up and take a stand this day to unite and be in agreement with our Lord's prayer to the Father that we would be one as He and the Father are one. That is our greatest weapon against the enemy....our love for one another. It is our one and only true command to love our Father with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourself.

Its time to cast down our petty differences, the pride and competition, to take off the masks and be real, and let God's love flow between us. And then and only then will we see true revival. Then we will see our differences cast down and true unity take over. And then we will see Light triumph over darkness, Truth over unrighteousness. By His love alone shall we overcome and be the army He has called us to be.

So wake up to the wiles of the enemy to separate the Body. Wake up to the snare of the fowler to pull down prayer in unity. Wake up for this is the day of salvation. This is the day to reign victorious in Christ. The choice is yours! Choose to win and by love is our only way.

Be Encouraged

Betty H.

What is the Spirit of the Lord saying to you today?

Lift up your eyes and behold and see that I am doing a new thing and you will see it shortly, be not discouraged, but be encouraged in the word of the Lord. For have I not said and will I not do it, that I will bring a change and that you will walk in it. It is for my pleasure that I do this thing. Don’t look to what the people are saying but look to what I am saying. I created the light and the darkness and I when I speak I don’t speak in some dark corner, but I speak very clearly so that my servants can know what I am about to do. I am calling many back to the fold and you will see them come, but it is I who is causing this to happen, I will call forth a righteousness in my people, and I will bring a revival and it is happening already, my thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways. Don’t look neither to the right nor to the left, but look straight unto me for I am in the midst and I will work and who can say not so.

Some will question my move, but I have been preparing this for a while and I have seen what has been going on and I will cause them that have cause discord to repent, and I am bringing a godly repentance to my church and there will be a mighty move of my Spirit when the wind blows it will blow in that godly repentance that is am causing to arise in my people. Many have went on in their own will and way and thought nothing of it, but now it will be different and this will not be a wild fire of repentance but this godly repentance will bring a change in my people a change for holiness even the holiness that I am calling forth. It will be the fire of my holiness that will issue in the very glory God. it is time to awaken and I will work in the leadership first and then I will work in the whole body.

The wind of holiness is starting and it is calling forth an obedience that works by faith in love. It will not be a glorious thing to some, there will be a cry in the midst of the night, when everything seems dark and they will cry out even as Israel cried out to be set free from the bondage of Egypt. I am still the same today and in the right time I have heard Israel’s cry even though it took years, but according to what I have spoken to my prophet Abraham that they would be in Egypt for so many years, and when the right time came I released my power to set them free, I even prepared a man in the wilderness, even as I have been preparing a man in the wilderness a many member man to come forth and be the deliverer for my people. You will hear the cry, prepare the way of the Lord return. Yes there will be a revival of the excitement of the return of the Lord. Many have lost that excitement and therefore sin has crept into the camp, but when that is restored there will come a purity in my people who will be looking for the return of the Lord and will not tolerate sin in their lives. But they will purify themselves even as I am pure.

It will bring a new refreshing fear of the Lord back into my church. There will come a godly fear, but keep your eyes upon me and my word. All who love me will keep my commandments and there will be a restored love back to me, there will be an assurance that I love them and they are loved by my Father and I will show myself to you in the midst of the wind. I will reveal my glory and many will say we have been waiting for this a long time. It is like a dream, but we know this is the right time for this to happen. I will bring out of disaster a beauty of holiness and in that fire that purifies and devours you will see that only the chaff will be devoured.

Know that I am for you and not against you. Even though you may have thought differently. Know that you are in my hand and I have not forgotten you.

A Handmaiden of our Lord Jesus Christ

Beauty In Submission

Ras Robinson

There is beauty in submission. All of creation is built upon it. Without it there will always be chaos. And chaos reigns on the earth in this hour. Life in interrelated and interlocked based upon this foundational principle. Therefore quickly now humble yourself and enter fully into a lifestyle of submission. Humble yourself under my mighty hand and I will lead you in submission. When your submission is complete, I will exalt you that you may “see” what you could not before see. I have placed the governments where they are. The magistrates, governors and all kings are in my hands. I make the mountains and the streams, the birds and the reptiles. When my order is observed then my power and my all-encompassing love can flow freely. I am calling upon you to raise up the age-old foundations, the restoration of all things. But this must be done in submission to the spiritual oversight that I have placed in the earth. You already know who they are and some will yet be revealed. Be ready for some surprises in whom I reveal. My ways are not your ways. My way is the way of submission. Anyone not in submission is out of order and is a limiting factor in my plans. When my order is established, there is beauty in submission.

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.

Ephesians 5:21 …and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

Fullness in Christ Church, Pastor

The Value of a Soul

By Chad Taylor

Again, the devil took Him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and said to Him, "All these things will I give You if you will fall down and worship me." (Matt. 4:8-9).

Satan comprehended the value of one soul. He was willing to pay any price to secure that eternal transaction. This same dynamic is in action today within the echelon of the rich and famous. Satan has no limit to the price that he will pay for a human soul. A billion dollars is not enough to expend in Satan's passion for souls. Yet today the Church is rarely moved to see even one soul saved. Usaully uwilling to expend the means to capture the heart of just one that is lost and dying. We have lost the value of a soul.

When Jesus confronted the rich young ruler He said, "Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor." But the young man was already bought. Satan had already paid his own ransom, the riches and wealth of this present world. Every second another soul is purchased and paid for with the "kingdoms of this world and the glory of them." Yet so little is expended by God's people for the purchase of even one precious soul. Satan has the riches and wealth of the world. We have the blood of Jesus. The reason we do not give our very lives and wealth for the Son of God and His epic passion for souls, is because we have not grasped the great value of a soul. Satan does, and alas, the very mouth of hell expands to accommodate the influx. O that the church could understand even half of what Satan does the nations would be won in a day!

"There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine clothes, and lived in splendor every day. the rich man also died and was buried, and in hell he lifted up his eyes." (Luke 16:19-23). Satan courted this man with his wealth and fame seducing his soul into hell. There is no price tag too large that Satan is unwilling to pay to secure one soul into damnation. Tragically today we will hardly give our time and energy, not to mention our money, to see someone saved. Every day we walk past the priceless treasure of souls unwilling to pay the price to see them saved. Satan does not.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." Heaven also understands the value of a soul. The Father paid the highest possible price to apprehend one soul for eternity, His only Son. What will we do? What price is too much for us to give for missions and harvest? Where is the limit in our giving to see our cities and streets won to Christ? Where do we stop to see the widow and the orphan delivered from their affliction? It cost Jesus everything. It will cost us no less. The burning question in God's heart is, "What will you give for a soul? What have you given lately for a soul?"

"The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he said, this will I do, I will pull down my barns, and build greater. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have so much wealth stored up for many years, take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry." But God said, "You fool, this very night your soul shall be required from you." " (Luke 12:16-21). The only value in wealth is to use it for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. To enable it to be the catalyst that empowers outreach and revival. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth. but lay up for yourselves treasure in Heaven" was Jesus' strategy for prosperity. Treasure in Heaven will equate the souls that were saved and the hearts that were bound up with His eternal love during our lifetime. "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matt. 6:21).

For what does a man profit if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matt. 1:26).
Heaven and hell understand this principle and the value of a soul. It was this principle that compelled Jesus to the cross. It is the same force that will move us to take up our own cross and follow Him into the harvest fields. We must comprehend the value of a soul! Only then will we move with the perseverance to see souls saved and set free. Only then will we break out of the confinement of human limitations into the divine presence of revival. God give us passion for souls!

Chad Taylor

The Right Kind of Leaders

A.W. Tozer

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly, nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. --1 Peter 5:2,3

I believe that it might be accepted as a fairly reliable rule of thumb that the man who is ambitious to lead is disqualified as a leader. The Church of the Firstborn is no place for the demagogue or the petty religious dictator. The true leader will have no wish to lord it over God's heritage, but will be humble, gentle, self- sacrificing, and altogether as ready to follow as to lead when the Spirit makes it plain to him that a wiser and more gifted man than himself has appeared.

It is undoubtedly true, as I have said so often, that the church is languishing not for leaders but for the right kind of leaders; for the wrong kind is worse than none at all. Better to stand still than to follow a blind man over a precipice. History will show that the church has prospered most when blessed with strong leaders and suffered the greatest decline when her leaders were weak and time serving. The sheep rarely go much farther than the Shepherd. The Warfare of the Spirit, 191,192.

"Give me the heart of a servant, Lord, that I might be the right kind of leader. The world lauds the take-charge, aggressive driver; You ask for humble servants. Make me Your servant today, I pray in Jesus' name. Amen."
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Goliath Had a Brother

Pastor Francis Frangipane

Here's the scene: You're in a battle with sickness, oppression or some similar need. However, you seek God and, in some way, the grace of God touches your life. Your victory may have come through a word or prayer or some other encouragement, but you absolutely know the Lord delivered you. Using the five smooth stones of divine grace, you defeated your Goliath.

But then, a few weeks or months later (or perhaps, years), suddenly all the old symptoms return with a vengeance. If you were struggling with an illness, it manifests now worse than ever; if your battle was regarding a relationship, it seems like all progress has been lost and you are back to square one.

Have you ever been there? These negative experiences can drain the faith from your heart to such a degree that you feel you'll never recover the anticipation of faith again. A spiritual paralysis immobilizes your soul. You may still attend church, but your faith is unresponsive; when others testify of a healing or deliverance, you secretly wait, measuring the time until they, too, lose their healing.

For many, the result is one of severe disillusionment. The scripture says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Prov 13:12). How can you trust God when it seems like He let you down? You wonder: Did I lose my breakthrough or was I only deceiving myself and never really had it?

But, dear one, it is very possible that what you are experiencing is an entirely new spiritual battle, not a loss of God's blessing. This new war is a very clever and effective deception that Satan uses to try and worm his way back into the lives of those delivered by God.

I had been praying about this very thing, this returning battle, when the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, "Goliath had a brother." I was immediately reminded of David's war against the Philistine giant. We all know that David became a great hero by trusting God and defeating Goliath. However, later in his life other giants showed up to war against the Lord's servant. Amazingly, all of them were related to Goliath! Three of these giants were Goliath's actual children; one, was Goliath's brother (See 1 Chr 20.). So, after defeating a giant once, David suddenly had to face another giant.

Get this point: Goliath had a brother that looked like him. We can imagine that the giant talked like Goliath, fought like him, and probably even smelled like him. Other than saying David was weary, the Bible is silent as to what might have been going through the king's mind. Perhaps he wondered, "I thought I killed you. What are you doing back?" But, Goliath hadn't come back. It was the giant's brother and children that returned; it just looked like the same battle! The truth was, Goliath was dead.

Likewise, you also have had many successful victories. JUST BECAUSE THE CURRENT GIANT YOU ARE FACING LOOKS LIKE ONE YOU DEFEATED IN THE PAST, DON'T BUY THE LIE THAT YOU NEVER REALLY WON THE FIRST BATTLE! By the strength of God's grace, you trusted the Almighty and conquered your Goliath. The first giant is dead. Satan is masquerading as your former enemy so he can slip past your faith and regain entrance into your life. Resist him. Stand in faith (Eph 6). Don't accept the lie that you were never delivered. The victory that overcomes the world is our faith (1 John 5:4). The Living God who helped you conquer Goliath will empower you to overcome his brother as well.

Father, I bring to You Your servants. Lord, some have fought battles that seem to have reoccurred. Like David, they have become weary with fighting this enemy. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, I expose the lie that they had not previously conquered this enemy. In Jesus' name, I rebuke the enemy. I ask You Lord to send angels to strengthen supernaturally Your people, just as angels often strengthened Jesus. In the name of the Lord. Amen!

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