Five-Fold Today - The Birthing That Comes Out Of Pain and Affliction - A New Wave - God's Awesome Love Passion - Loving Father - Reach Your Goal Today - The Invisible War - God's Glory Will Fill The Earth - Wilderness Encroachment

July 15, 2002

The Birthing That Comes Out Of Pain and Affliction

Russell Durose

The Lord is bringing to birth in us, the completion of His fulness that He started to pour in, through our Baptism in the Spirit, to become the full man, to become the full stature of Ephesians 4. What we are seeing today is the wheat and the tares merrily growing together, but hark! I hear the sound of the latter rain. The latter rain in Israel is the rains before the harvest! There is a massive harvest, not just evangelistically but corporately. It is a bringing together, a binding together, in new unity, new completion, and a bringing in of everything!

On this backdrop there will be a separating, there will be an exposure. But before all this, what will happen will be a birthing of a "Samuel" that will bring forth a generation that will be after God's Heart. We must look at 1 Samuel 1 to see how Hannah birthed Samuel, and apply it into our lives and ministries. We must see that these principles must be applied in these critical days. We will see the counterfeit move in our circles quite easily. So I believe there is a process to come that will match that which Hannah passed through. She was first without children, and it was known why, because God had shut her womb! In those days infertility was known as a curse, and therefore any woman who was in this condition was in a position of shame and was a motive of scandal. So year in year out Hannah who attended the great "conferences" surrounded by those blessed by children was sorely provoked. Along comes the enemy too, in Peninah, provoking Hannah, but yet Elcanah gives Hannah the double portion. The Lord is currently pouring out this double portion, upon those who know that as yet the Lord has left them closed, without fruit. But His double portion is being given for a future fruitfulness, that was to come. So she prayed, she fasted, but God was looking and waiting for something that she had yet to give. She had to give her natural desire to God, asking Him to use this desire for His Glory without wanting to PARENT IT HERSELF.She gave up all her rights in Samuel to parent him, only that she would wean him and give him over.

What does this mean for us? We are probably desiring that we receive the tickets to journey to nations to preach and prophesy, found new works, establish new apostolic churches, but as yet our "womb" is closed. God is looking for something. He has seen men who have taken control of God's vision, manipulated people through persuasion, but that day is over!!! What we need to do is RELINQUISH CONTROL OF THE DESTINY OF OUR CALL!!! On that point Hannah received the assurance that her request was heard, and sure enough it was. Elcanah just loved Hannah and helped her produce. Elcanah in some sense is a type of Christ with His Church, who pours in His love and leadership to the wife so that in due season she will produce! But to produce the generation that counts we must come to the place of SURRENDER AND RELINQUISHMENT! But before this she needed to pour out before the Lord all the bitterness, disappointment, anguish. Without this pouring out there would be no place of covenant and oath before God, without this pouring out there would be no condition to birth Samuel.

God is coming to His Fivefold ministers to bring them healing, and release in them the promised seed, but we must pour out all these things. So now this is a time of HEALING AND RELEASING!!! After Hannah gave birth, she did what she had promised, and Samuel ministered before the Lord all of 94 years, and none of his words fell to the ground. So it is today, the day of the prophets has come, the day of birthing has come. But with any birth there is affliction, there is pain. We try to heal the pain with techniques, with inner healing. But I feel that this pain is part of the process of bringing to birth that which God is looking for. The question I ask is; is your "womb" ready for the "Samuel" that He wants to bring? Who isn't ready are those who are reasonably well off by worldly standards, those who do not know what is pain, what is travail. What does it cost to bring it forth? Just going to Bible Institute? No, it costs the fibres of our heart, crying out only for God's glory.

In conclusion, we must see if this same principle operates in Christ. Phillippians 2 says so. Jesus relinquished His heavenly glory, took on the pains of our human soul, and died. Then He was exalted and given many as brothers and sons. If this is so, how much is the ministry costing us?

Russell Durose
Revival Prayer Initiative - Portugal

A New Wave

Judith Grobelny

Recently I have noticed that there are little 'pockets' of strong anointing suddenly occurring. Others have commented on the same thing. This is not confined to meetings, but occuring in everyday life as well.

The past two days I have had the same picture twice from the Lord of a huge wave coming towards us. A strong wind is blowing from behind the wave and causing spray to blow off the top of the wave.

I believe He was showing that there is a powerful new wave of His Spirit coming rapidly towards us. As the spray is blown off the top of it. little drops land on us giving a foretaste of what is soon to come. It looks like drops of water, but when it lands it feels like thick, rich oil, and is full of the love and presence of God.

Judith Grobelny

God's Awesome Love Passion

Mona Updegraff

I Heard THE SPIRIT say: GOD is beginning to pour out HIS LOVE AND PASSION, upon HIS CHILDREN, as never before seen in this life-time.

There will be those that will MIS-DISCERN this to be a judgement from GOD, or another chastisement, and then there will be those who will MIS- DISCERN that it is coming from the enemy's camp!


It will be a time when GOD'S CHILDREN will begin to LOVE THEMSELVES so that they can LOVE THEIR NEIGHBOR'S as they LOVE themselves ! A time when the "old stale" "judgmental attitudes"," WILL BOW" to the NAME OF JESUS, and be caught up in the "LOVE-PASSION FIRE" of THE FATHER GOD WHO LOVES HIS CHILDREN... THE FATHER OF A FIRE THAT CAN NOT BE BLOWN OUT by The World or by the Enemy!!!

I Heard THE SPIRIT SAY: Do not be afraid because it will be a time when we who are GOD'S CHILDREN must move in our FAITH and our GODLY WISDOM and DISCERNMENT!!!

Encourage one another and be careful not to turn your backs on the "LOVE -PASSION- FIRE", by trying to figure it all out. for it is moving fast and gaining momentum because it is coming down from the "THRONE OF GOD", "THE AWESOME THRONE OF GOD" and Beloveds ,"THE AWESOME THRONE OF GOD" IS REAL, IT'S REAL, IT IS REAL!!!!!

Be prayerful not to miss "GOD'S LOVE-PASSION-FIRE," and Be Encouraged, because each one of you are so "SPECIAL in THE FATHER'S HEART."

Prayer Blessings
Mona Updegraff

Loving Father

Teresa Seputis

I am a loving father. Many of you do not understand what that means. A loving father is one who provides for their children the things they need. But a loving father does not give into every whim of their child, to spoil them. A loving father teaches this children the way to live and act and think. A loving father brings correction when the child wanders into error, that the child be set again on the right path. A loving father spends time with his children and listen to them and talks to them. Yet at times, a loving father must force the child to stand on their own two feet, to face situations and to learn how to handle them correctly.

Child of Mine, do not mistake My love for you. Do not fret that I do not love you in those times when I bring correction. For I correct you that you might be perfected. My heart is not to punish, it is not to harm, it is not to cause pain. It is to purify and to cause you to excel in the things I have called you to do. Do not fear My correction, for I stay unto you, My correction is a good thing for your benefit. For I correct those who I love and I cause them to walk in My paths.

Do not fret when I withdraw the sense of My presence from you for a short season. I am teaching you to stand in faith. For without faith, you cannot please Me. You cannot have faith if you get instant answers to all of your requests, for there is no faith in the having. Faith is trusting Me to provide when I have not yet provided. You put your confidence in My nature and in My goodness instead of in the circumstances that surround you. And faith is knowing that I love you even when you do not feel My presence surrounding you. It is believing Me when I said, "I will never leave you and I will never forsake you." Child of Mine, know that I am faithful. Know that I will keep My promises to you. How can I let you stand in faith if I do not put you into faith-producing situations? Child of Mine, it is because of My great love for you that I allow you to enter situations that yield faith. Do not think that I do not love you. Rather know that because I am a loving Father, I permit you to stand on your own two feet in faith from time to time, that you might be mature and strong in Me.

Rest assured, Child of Mine, that I love you and I care for you and I will take care of you. Rest assured that I will guide you, that I will show you when you are wandering off of the path I have chosen for you. Rest assured that it is My heart and My desire to give good gifts to My children.. and you are Mine. My plans for you are good. I desire that your joy be full. Know that I am trustworthy and that I am on your side. Know that I will cause you to grow and mature in Me, to be refined and that I will cause you to shine with My radiance. I will work My glory in you. I will draw you close and I will manifest My love to you. I am your loving Father and My heart towards you is good.

Reach Your Goal Today

Marsha Burns

Your heart yearns to know what the future holds and when and how your dreams and visions will come to pass. I say, the fulfillment of My plans and purposes will come in due season. But, you cannot live in the future. You must live today and take care of My business for this time. There is enough for you to do today without worrying about tomorrow, next week or next year. Your desired destination and reward will not bring the greatest benefit to your life. It is the process of reaching your goal that will provide the circumstances and situations that bring opportunities for My manifest presence and glory. Overcoming the flesh and victories over the powers of darkness will bring the greatest satisfaction. Let the testing of your faith produce the fruit of righteousness. Your obsession with a future goal only reveals discontentment with what and where you are now. Have I not said that godliness with contentment is great gain?

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO 80459

The Invisible War


Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:3&4

The ultimate goal of all spiritual warfare is the enforcing of God’s rule. It is true that we are to resist the devil in our individual lives, but we are called to go beyond fighting for our interests into expanding the kingdom of God in our world.

The entire conflict is not over men’s possessions but rather over men’s souls. The chief purpose for which God is teaching us to fight is so that we may be enlisted into the battle for souls. All around us untold millions are bound and unable to respond to the gospel or to change. Look around at your unsaved relatives, remember your rebellious children, and your confused neighbours. Now lift up your eyes and look at the thousands of ethnic groups in the world still unreached because of demonic strongholds that hold them bound. Consider that there are now over one billion muslims blind to the love of Christ. How are they going to be freed?

It would not do to preach the gospel to them if we do not first of all, bind the strong man that holds them captive. Think, why do very intelligent people find it hard to understand the simple message of the gospel? The bible says the god of this world has veiled their mind. And it is only through our prayers, as we resist the devil, that they will freed to see and choose.

After two years of fruitless missionary work among the Lisus in Asia, J.O. Fraser realised that only prayer warfare could free this people. So he got his mother to rally around godly men and women who committed themselves to do spiritual warfare for the souls of the Lisus. And this was what turned the tide. After some years a mighty move of God came among these people that saw thousands of souls swept into the kingdom of God.

About seven years ago I was with a church-planting team in one of the dark places of the earth in the north of Nigeria. In a place where two years of faithful preaching and praying had borne no fruit. So we sent out a call to the people of God to stand with us to push back the darkness. And things did change; in less than a year the people’s attitude began changing and a church was planted.

You ask, “why are untold millions still unreached?” The answer is simple – we do not have enough people in our ranks standing in the gap and pulling down strong holds.

Personally, I believe that there is an unprecedented harvest of souls among the millions of muslims just around the corner, if enough of us will fight for their souls. Even here in our work among the unreached peoples of Togo we feel a great need for those who will join us in this battle for the precious souls of men. Would you be enlisted?

A friend of mine wrote some while ago that every soul that is won to Jesus is the vengeance of God against the enemy. Soul-winning is spiritual warfare.

Let us pray: O Lord teach us how to pray! Open our eyes to the true nature of this warfare. Give us your passion for the lost. Give us a vision for the nations. Teach us to go beyond focusing on ourselves and so vindicate the weak and fatherless. To give ourselves to rescuing the weak and needy; to deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. O Lord teach us how to pray in Jesus’ Name!

Chim'sWRITE List"

God's Glory Will Fill The Earth

Joan Ann Warnell

I speak to you and say, "The Glory of the Lord will fill the earth if we see it or not. We will either be in the place of LOVE, HUMILITY, REPENTANCE, FELLOWSHIP WITH THE BRETHREN - EVEN TO THE SHARING OF ALL THAT WE HAVE to stand in the glory when it comes - Or we will perish." God's word gives us examples of people who perished so we can get the picture clearly in our hearts about living holy lives.

"Today is the day for change." Allow God to make the changes you need to have made in you now. If you do not you are not choosing life.

At this time what is the one thing that you most need to have change? Remember God's Word tells us to choose life or death. It is our choice if we will seek Him to help us in the now time which we live or not.

If you will step over into the glory and allow Jesus to change you into His Bride it will be done will always only be seeking to live a life of holiness. When you see Jesus you can not do anything but surrender and live with Him in a love relationship, bond-slave life forever that starts now.

I encourage you in the rough places the Church is facing today in the transition of the Church to, "Move or Die!" Like Harriet Tubman told the slaves she was bringing to freedom in Canada from America, and the going got rough she said, "You Move or You Die."

It is the time to be going from one baptism of the glory to another. "...for who knows if we have come to the KINGDOM for such a TIME as this."

Isaiah 59:19-21 "19 So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. 20 'The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,' says the LORD. 21 ' As for Me,' says the LORD, 'this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants,' says the LORD, 'from this time and forevermore.'"

Isaiah 60:1-5 "1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. 4 Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5 Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you."


Joan Ann

Wilderness Encroachment

A. W. Tozer

Because you say, "I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing"--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.... --Revelation 3:17

The wilderness encroaches on the fruitful field, and unless there is constant fighting off of this encroachment there will be little or no harvest.

I think it is exactly the same with the church, for as one of the old saints said, "Never think for a minute that there will be a time when you will not be tempted. He is tempted the most effectively who thinks that he isn't being tempted at all."

Just when we think we are not being tempted, that is the time of danger, and so it is with the church. We lean back on our own laurels and say, "That may be true of some churches, but it is not true of us. We are increased with goods and have need of nothing!"

This is to remind us that we must fight for what we have. Our little field of God's planting must have the necessary weapons and plenty of watchmen out there to drive off the crows and all sorts of creatures, to say nothing of the little insects that destroy the crops. We have to keep after them. We must keep our field healthy, and there is only one way to do that, and that is to keep true to the Word of God. We must constantly go back to the grass roots and get the Word into the church. When He is Come, 13,14.

"Lord, You have blessed us richly, but we've also seen the work of the enemy. Don't ever let us become complacent in Your blessing, Lord. Keep us vigilant that our field might stay healthy and the little weeds might never be allowed to take root. Amen."

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