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February 23, 2002

A Spiritual Miscarriage

Vision by Chad Taylor

I saw a birth canal, in it was a full term child. It was wrestling and writhing to escape the confinement of the birth canal. Contractions kept squeezing the baby until it began to turn blue. Finally with one last jerk the child ceased moving and went limp. As I saw this my heart was wrenched inside of me. I knew something had gone tragically wrong with this seemingly healthy delivery. Then I heard these words:

'A SPIRITUAL MISCARRIAGE is taking place in the Body of Christ. My prophets and apostles are impregnating the church with destiny and power but never allowing it to come to full term. They speak of things to come and things that will be but neglect the most important factor of pregnancy; birthing. They freely receive the seed of My word but they do not freely give it or birth it to the world around them. In doing this the child of revival and harvest dies in the birth canal of the church. Aborting a generation from being saved and set free into their own destinies. Millions are perishing as the apostles and prophets impregnate one region after another with eternity but with no fruit that remains. No harvest.

My prophets have become "donors" instead of fathers. A father will sit with his bride until the final term of pregnancy and wait to see the face of that child. Only when the fully formed child is in his hands can he rest or relieve himself from his watch at the womb. My apostles and prophets leave the water of revival unbroken and in so doing create massive miscarriage throughout the Church. Child after child of revival and breakthrough die in the womb uncared for and unattended. My heart is broken says the Lord.

My heart breaks for the millions of souls left for dead in city after city as my prophets and apostles sow their seed on the soil of indifference. Never finding the fertile fields of harvest ready to be reaped. The belly of My bride sits full of words and promises, unattended and un-provided for by my prophets. The water of revival in these cities remains unbroken resulting in spiritual miscarriages. Great harvest fields white for the reaping lay in heaps and mounds rotten and forgotten. This ought not to be My people.

I charge my apostles and prophets this day to heed My words. The blood of these miscarriages will be on your hands. I will require these lost souls from you. That is why many of My prophets are sick and dying, they are reaping the miscarriages and spiritual abortions left in their wake. I am looking for servants that will wait to the full term of harvest and see these destinies birthed in regions and cities. Not come in as "donors" of spiritual seed and destiny; but rather fathers that will finish what they started.

I will remove the money bags from My prophets and apostles that refuse to prefer cities above their ministries. I will dry up their resource and supply. I will create in them a clean heart and a right spirit. I will put My heart and My motive in them. They will bear My precious seed, that incorruptible seed that gives birth to healthy children and full term harvest. I will plant them into regions and cities to propagate and impregnate those areas with My purpose and power. They will stand at the womb of revival and see its face.'

I suddenly saw another scene flash before me. It was a large hospital room. A nursery or place where the new-born babies are placed before the parents pick them up. In this room there were hundreds of cradles with babies in them. As I looked more closely I saw deformed and premature babies everywhere. Missing limbs, distorted faces and broken bodies. I asked the Lord what this could possibly be? He spoke to me again:

'THESE ARE THE DEFORMITIES AND IMPURITIES CREATED IN CONFERENCES AND GATHERINGS THAT DO NOT COME TO THE FULL TERM OF MY PURPOSE THAT THEN RESULTS IN THE HARVEST OF SOULS IN THAT REGION. Partial and premature births occur producing deformed destinies and desire. Churches and ministries built on presumption instead of compassion. Principle rather than power. So rather a momentary light is shed in the hearts of those in that city, but never a sustaining force to see the city truly set free and saved.'

Conferences and spiritual gatherings have become machines that produce more money than they produce long term harvest and revival. Cities once abandoned by the conference are the same socially, spiritually, and emotionally. The morale of that city has not changed, the spiritual climate has not changed, and the souls of millions remain unsaved and un-reached. An apostolic authority has yet to be birthed that can sustain true harvest and spiritual revival in that region. And inevitably a spiritual miscarriage takes place. A spiritual rape of the city has occurred creating offense, bitterness and divorce.

The Lord would say to His prophets, I am calling you to sustain life not just propagate it. I am giving you authority over cities and regions to father them and grow them up into the full stature of Christ. I am giving you strength to sustain harvest and revival. I will arrest you with My glory in certain places and cities and you will not be able to leave them to go to another. Obedience will override obligation. I will change your calendars and your itineraries and you will father revival. I will give you great grace and authority over regions and cities, you will stand at the womb of nations and see the water of revival break producing a generation full of grace and truth. Now is the time for full term harvest and revival. Now is the acceptable time, today is the day of salvation.

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Death And Glory

Sandie Cumpiano

I see many people "dying"... many have become aware of their flesh and are groaning and moaning. The flesh is rising up in desparation seeing it's imminent death... there is much mourning, crying, travail, brokeness... The flesh is dying in many in the Church because the glory of the Lord is approaching... encourage this dying and encourage true repentance, pray for the GIFT of repentance. The Lord's glory is approaching, He is turning His face toward us!! So many are coming with a need to be "healed" in their spirit because the glory is making their flesh stink, obvious, it hurts.... The flesh doesn't want to die it's fighting, resisting, crying out against this impending death... many are depressed or frightened, or need something they can't put their finger on, they are confused about their emotions right now....

It is death and it's process, from the Garden of Gethsename to the cross.... what comes after is resurrection power and all the glory of God..... God's manifest Presence is coming, His glory is about to fall... I pray we don't run from it but toward it, I pray we do what the Holy Spirit is telling us to do... repent and let it die, humble ourselves and continue to pray, to invite and receive His Presence in all it's glory without fear of man.

Full Release To Run

Yolanda Ballard

Come up higher, My holy ones, and press in for your own personal breakthrough into My presence for I want to set you free and release you into deeper effectiveness in your ministry. Cry out to Me for breakthrough, My holy ones. Do not allow the circumstances of your life bring you down and bring discouragement, but use them to bring you into a higher level of intimacy with Me. Let Me use them to cause you to have a release in your spirit which will bring you up to a higher level of worship in Me.

For I want to release you from all bondages. Let Me bring down all the fortresses around your spirit so I can touch you deeply with My love to bring healing and release. Cry out to Me for the waterfall anointing so I can purge your heart of all that has held you back for you are geting ready to run. Yes, you are getting ready to even sprint in My Spirit.

Deep cries unto deep at the sound of thy waterspouts for I am Lord of the breakthrough, and I am leading you through. For it is not by might nor by power but by My Spirit alone. You cannot cause it to happen in your own strength. Believe Me for My faithfulness to lead you through. Yes, the walls will come down by your faith in Me. For yes, I am the Lord of the breakthrough, and by your persistence and endurance, you will press past all the hindrances and receive the much needed release in your spirit.

I will refresh you. I will strengthen and invigorate you. I will put new wind in your sails for you are beginning to run for this is the final stretch for you. Now it is time to pay the ultimate cost to receive full redemption. The cost is your soul, your mind and your spirit in total commitment. Stand on My word. You will overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the word of your testimony as you love not your life unto death.

Are you willing to pay the price for full freedom from bondage? Are you willing to walk in My word to the fullest capacity? Do you want to see My glory fall with signs and wonders following My words? What are you willing to sacrifice to receive My power in full measure? Whatever you give up in My name will be restored to you in fullest measure.

So worship Me in the secret place. Open up your heart bare unto Me, and let Me expose what has held you back. Receive My great grace that you may endure to the end. And never give up on pressing into Me more intimately for I want to commune with you in your spirit. I want to release you completely for it is time to run, says your King.

Overcome all that has held you back from My intimate presence. Use the hardships of your life to bring you to the place of great weakness for when you are weak I am strong in you. For I want to live My life through you and for this to happen you need to come to the place of complete brokenness where you cry out to Me to fill you with My strength. Unless you become like the alabaster box, the fragrance of My Spirit cannot come through.

And at that place of complete brokenness, I come in and touch you and fill you with My love which is your greatest weapon against the enemy. For perfect love casts out all fear and repels the powers of darkness away from you. Yes, it is your force field against your enemy that he cannot cross over. It is your worse weapon of warfare in the enemy's eyes...his greatest threat. That is why he constantly tries to bombard you with fear of man, offense, unforgiveness and division. For when you come to the place where you love Me with your whole heart, soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself, he has lost the fight completely. Then My word will go into strongest effect against the enemy, and no weapon formed against you will prosper. There will be no cause in your life for any curse against you to go in effect.

So cry out to Me for the deeper work, for My infilling and healing of your heart. Then I will release My river through you, and you will see the blind man see, the lame to walk, the dumb to sing, the dead raised up, and My Gospel flowing out throughout the land drawing in the lost. Be willing to pay the cost to be used to full measure, says your Lord and King.

Keys To Spiritual Growth

Susanne Miller

The Lord has had his hand of protection over us. He has built us up in Him. He has taught us to hear and respond to His voice. He has pruned away the branches that didn't bear fruit. He Has taught us to rightly divide the word of truth. He has shown us the plain difference between walking in the flesh and walking in the spirit. He has exposed the areas of our lives that still needed to be yielded to Him. He has showered us with His love and affection then withdrawn it for a season so that we would know the difference between His love and provision for our spirits and the passing comforts of this temporal life. The call for repentance has gone out. The call to walk in complete obedience has gone out. The conviction for lukewarmness has gone out. We stand on a sure foundation.

The battle is about to intensify. The enemy will come against you with a FLOOD of doubt and confusion. Do not lose your sure footing. Do not be deceived by the convincing lies of the enemy. He will attempt to mock and undermine ALL that you have seen and learned in me. He will show forth false signs and wonders. Do not let signs and wonders be proof alone of a life that is submitted to me. Signs and wonders and giftings are not the measure of a man. I alone weigh the heart. I alone can give you the discernment you need to distinguish a lie from the truth. Do not be impressed by signs and wonders and giftings. The enemy can counterfeit all of these.

Do not forsake your time alone with me EACH DAY. Give me first priority in your life. Your life belongs to me. You are bought and paid for. You must feed on daily spiritual bread. I am the bread of your life. Do not attempt to minister with old manna. Come to me each day for direction and provision. Do not move in any direction till you hear my voice to your heart.

You KNOW my voice. Obey my voice alone. See through my eyes. Hear through my ears. Love with my heart. Hold tight with my arms. Go where my feet take you.

Be found in ME. I am your covering in times of trouble. Make no provision for the flesh or you will give the enemy of your soul entrance into your life. Do not let the enemy get a foothold in your life. Confess all your sins to me.

Purpose in your heart to obey me alone. Disobedience is NOT a small matter. It can cost you and others more than you can ever know. You must stay clean. I am your covering. Remain in me. Abide in my love. My love protects you. My love heals you. My love comforts you. My love directs you. My love disciplines you. Be a good soldier. Fight the good fight of faith. Whatever is not born out of faith is sin. Sin not. Walk by the spirit. Stay in step with me. Do not move ahead or fall behind or the enemy will take you out. When I say wait, you must wait.

Sorry if This Offends, But....

Heidi Cummins

My intention is not to offend, but I have had some thoughts being churned up in my gut....that just have to come out. Please bear with me.... for your consideration:

I have, in the past few weeks, been surfing a lot of different Christian websites.

I have to be honest. A lot of what I have been seeing in the "Christian Internet World" has been turning me off. Why?... Because a lot of what I am seeing is not ringing true for me. It doesn't seem authentic to me. Now, I know. some of you, might be thinking, " Well, if she would just get her eye's off of looking at man, and looking at the Lord, then she would see differently". Yes, this is partly true...

BUT... Something is bothering me....Why, when we surf to a well-known leader's site (in the Charismatic movement) do we often see a picture of some guy in a suit, with his hands lifted up - like he's praying or something - and he has, like, a "holy" look on his face? Or a picture of some leader in "action" - Like he's got this Holy Ghost "power" thing flowing thru him or something. Maybe I'm not explaining it correctly....BUT IT JUST DOESN'T RING TRUE FOR ME!

Imagine, if you will, Apostle Paul. Now, if Paul had a website, would "it" look like what I am describing? I don't THINK so. I guess what I am getting at is: Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I would draw all men unto me". When I look at these websites, I don't see Jesus being lifted up -I see MAN being lifted up!

Now please,don't get me wrong- I am ALL FOR evangelizing on the internet, and spreading the gospel. But so much of what I see from a lot of well-known ministries, is a "man" focused ministry - instead of a "God" focused ministry. Yes, we are these treasures in earthen vessels, and God uses us broken-down vessels for His glory. And I am not denying that some of these ministries have an anointing on them.... But, I just see a lot of "showmanship" in some. If I want entertainment, I'll go to the movies. I don't want it in my Leaders!

And another thing.. Do we really need "Holy Spirit Conferences" to meet with God? And do we really need to "sign up" for "prayer convocations"- to be heard by God? Hey, I can "meet with God" in my bedroom, or in my livingroom with other believers, or in my church -Or WHERE-EVER... The point is, I don't need these "shows" to meet with God! So why are they being promoted so actively? Ironically, you don't see this kind of stuff happening in the persecuted churches, in other parts of the world.

I have spent enough time on the backside of a desert, in the trenches, down in the dirt with God, to KNOW that is where to MEET HIM! Please understand, I am not saying that I have all the answers. But what this old sin-filled world needs is an AUTHENTIC picture of Jesus - It's a hurting world out there! A lot of people are waking up to the fact that this world is really screwed up and they are desperately looking for answers! I really could care less if I ever have a "title" or "ministry".... I just want to give people, what I have gotten from the Lord: That He's REAL, that He really, really, LOVES us, and that He's coming back for us soon!

What I care about is, that someone sees Jesus in what I am saying. Man does have a tendency to look at the outside and God looks at the heart. But I just think there is a better way of showing people the love of the Lord. The Internet is a fabulous tool for the Gospel. But what is really being promoted, hmmmm? Is it the "ministry" or is it JESUS? Yes, we need teaching. Yes, we need to learn about the gifts. Yes, we need the Word to be preached... But is THIS the way to do it? If I offend some, I am really sorry. I really am. It is just my thoughts for the day.


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