Five-Fold Today - The Hidden Work Of Pride - Points Of Destiny - Renew Your Mind - Do Not Be Weary In Well-Doing - The Garments and the Ointment - To My Obedient Ones, To Those In Brokeness - Come Walk With Me
The Hidden Work Of Pride Marsha Burns The enemy has brought a curse of reproach against My people and against My name, says the Lord. This work will manifest and expose the hidden work of pride. Rejoice in the revelation of this attack of the enemy, for you have asked for all that is hidden to be exposed and brought to the light. Set a watch; this curse of reproach can be recognized as a rebuke or sense of disapproval. You will either be used as the perpetrator or the victim of disgrace as the enemy moves stealthily among your ranks. Rise up in the power of My Spirit and break the curse and case down this work of darkness. Be free! I heard the word "reparation" in my spirit, and I was reminded of Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. And, the Lord says, you have sustained damage and suffered loss, but I will repair the damage and restore what has been lost. I will mend what is broken and bring compensation for what the enemy has stolen from you. Stand strong in faith that I will do what I promised, and do not be afraid. I will stir up your zeal like a mighty man of war, and you will arise with fresh courage and boldness. You will no longer be paralyzed by fear or stand trembling in the presence of the evil one. This intimidation has gone on long enough. The enemy has roared and threatened to devour you, but it is now time for you to rise up and roar back. Shake yourself awake and break loose from the bondages that have held you captive. Run to the battle and gain the victory, says the Lord.
July 22, 2004
Psalm 91:1-8 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.
The Hidden Work Of Pride
The enemy has brought a curse of reproach against My people and against My name, says the Lord. This work will manifest and expose the hidden work of pride. Rejoice in the revelation of this attack of the enemy, for you have asked for all that is hidden to be exposed and brought to the light. Set a watch; this curse of reproach can be recognized as a rebuke or sense of disapproval. You will either be used as the perpetrator or the victim of disgrace as the enemy moves stealthily among your ranks. Rise up in the power of My Spirit and break the curse and case down this work of darkness. Be free!
I heard the word "reparation" in my spirit, and I was reminded of Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. And, the Lord says, you have sustained damage and suffered loss, but I will repair the damage and restore what has been lost. I will mend what is broken and bring compensation for what the enemy has stolen from you. Stand strong in faith that I will do what I promised, and do not be afraid.
I will stir up your zeal like a mighty man of war, and you will arise with fresh courage and boldness. You will no longer be paralyzed by fear or stand trembling in the presence of the evil one. This intimidation has gone on long enough. The enemy has roared and threatened to devour you, but it is now time for you to rise up and roar back. Shake yourself awake and break loose from the bondages that have held you captive. Run to the battle and gain the victory, says the Lord.
Points Of Destiny
I had a vision of flashpoints in my life from childhood until now. I asked the Lord, "What are these?" And He told me that these are points of destiny. I was able to see that God was there upholding me, sustaining me, teaching me, protecting me. He said, "Tell My people to redig the wells of old and to re-establish those anointings that must be brought forward into your destiny in this time and in this season. This, My people, is another point of destiny. The flashpoints of those times in the past have become vague memories, but it is now time to write a book of remembrance in your own heart. Ask Me, and I will show you your destiny. I will even take you back to those points from the beginning of your childhood to show you how I protected you and that I was with you to bring you forth in the process of your destiny. Your destiny is not complete; there is more before you. This is a critical time, a crossroad, when you will progress in your spiritual walk and go higher, or the opportunity will vanish. Rejoice that I have been with you from the beginning; I have never left you. I will bring you to the completion of My plans and purposes for your life. Only believe."
Renew Your Mind
The word of God is alive that reveals things in due season. I will reveal mysteries from above heaven that will remind you that My ways are not your ways, for Mine go beyond your thoughts. Be a doer of My word, for My word will revive your thoughts and will renew your mind. For I give new things to My children. I tell you, you must be born again to enter to My Kingdom; for in My Kingdom My children are holy and pure without a spot of sin. Renew your mind constantly with My word, refresh your mind with My word, revive your mind with My word. For My word is the food for your mind, spirit and body. It will reveal to you My Spirit and truth; everything in due season, My children. Meditate My word and discover that I am the great I Am, the creator of your salvation. Purify your mind with My word, for My word will prepare your mind to receive My mysteries that will reveal My most inner supernatural thoughts. For your mind must be holy and pure in order to enable your spirit to understand My Spirit and truth.
Do Not Be Weary In Well-Doing
I see someone who is thinking of quitting the race. Here is the word of the Lord to you: Do not be weary in well doing. I was with you in the beginning and I am with you now.
Retreat into the strong tower of My name and find solace and strength. This is your best time to come to Me for regaining your momentum. You will find that I understand what you are feeling.
What is important here is that you continue. It is not within your new nature to be a quitter. Taking a while to rest is good. Come sit a while at My table. I want to hear your heart until you are finished. Do not be weary in well doing.
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.
This is for you. Like the clapping of thunder, I am bringing you revelation. Like a flash of lightning, I am coming to you and you will see Me as I am. This is the day of revelation. Open your eyes. Tune your ears. Be expectant for the grand and glorious things that are coming. Let you heart be filled to overflowing with excitement. What you have longed for is on the way. But it is coming in unexpected ways. Therefore let your faith arise from sleep and awaken. Let this new day come like a splash of cold water in your face on a hot summer day. It will at first be shocking but then oh so welcome and refreshing. This is the day of revelation. This is for you.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
The Garments and the Ointment
Lufunso J Omidiran
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head like no oil’. Eccl.9: 8
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment ’ Rev.3: 4, 5
White garment is symbolic of an unblemished, pure manner of life before God. It simply speaks of the righteous acts of the saints
Revelation 19:8 - And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
God is delighted in having a people who will keep their garments pure in this evil world. The present world is full of God-hating ways and men are doing constant legislations against the truth. They are legalizing the illegal in their own selfish conceit. They simply want to satisfy their sensual and inordinate desires at all cost. In their unreasonableness, they reject God´s ways with relish.
Even, the modern day Church is simply another picture of a world that hates God. Men are now free to flee from the way of life and everlasting refuge. Where will this take them?
You see, it is pertinent at this juncture to carefully look at what the heavens demand, regardless of what men are emphasizing.
While men are busy ‘ serving´ the Lord in their own terms, God is ever consistent: He does not change His standard and values. He is calling all men everywhere to put on white garments. This is in a spiritual sense and not literally.
**How long ago have you taken time to search your own self and see whether you are still in the pure faith? 2Cor.13: 5. White garment is symbolic of the pure faith.
**Do you still earnestly desire a holy life before God? Or you are so engrossed by the cares of this world and no more conscious of heaven.
**Brother/ Sister, are you always frightened any time you remember the Second Coming of Christ?
**Are you still pleased to continue treading the Narrow Way or it does not appeal to you anymore? For your information, the Narrow Way is the only way Christ advocates. No other way is acceptable to Him (Matt.7:13,14)
**The broad way is the popular way, the way of the many crowds, the way of the majority, even the way that is most compatible with the earthly ones. Are you not in this broad way already?
**What has been your major preoccupation in this world? Is it God´s will or your self-will?
**Are you still interested in turning to the Lord and in making heaven or you have forever conspired against the truth?
What is your utmost longing today? Money, riches, good jobs, worldly honours and what else?
The Bible says to let our heads lack no ointment (oil). It is normal for an Israelite of old to anoint himself afresh each time he had an outing. The purpose is to maintain freshness. The oil is normally full of fragrance. The power of the oil is not only in the lubricating effect but also in its pleasant odour. There is an odour that God desires in all those who truly belong to Him. The Holy Spirit establishes this freshness in us before God.
Oil is also symbolic of the person of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit´s anointing helps us to remain fresh before the Lord. The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities; He helps us maintain the fragrance or scent of heaven. We must therefore continually desire a constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil’ Psa. 92:10
Stay clean. Stay fresh. White garments and fresh oil. These are what the Heavens desire in your life. There is no excuse for those who defile themselves or soil their garments because of their attachments to this world. The Lord will not clear them on the judgment day. Amend your ways now. Shalom.
Your fellow pilgrim,
OLUFUNSO J OMIDIRAN
To My Obedient Ones, To Those In Brokeness
The end of all burdens, the end of all heaviness; I have circumcised your heart till your will is as My will. I am well pleased with you My Beloveds. I will shower you the dew of My Spirit. I will refresh you every morning. You are being transformed by My glory. Your feet shall be as hind´s feet, leaping from mountain top to mountain top, you are My over-comer. Blessed will be your goings out and comings in. Blessed will be your bread basket, you will suffer lack no more.
To My Beautiful Beloveds, I say the refining is complete, weeping has endured for the night, but now comes the morning fresh with the dew of My new anointing.
As you go forth the trees of the field will clap their hands, as I now start to reveal My Sons of Glory. As you walk the earth will be restored, all creation will be restored to Me, its rightful Lord and owner. Yea all peoples, nations and creation is to be restored to Me through the authority I have placed in you, My representatives on earth, My Beautiful Beloveds.
You have been through the refining fires, YOU DESIRE ONLY ME. Dross has been purged, the heart circumcised. You will do only that which I show you to do, speak only that which I give you to speak, A PEOPLE DEAD TO THEMSELVES AND ALIVE UNTO ME.
MY WILL AND PURPOSES FOR YOU WILL BE FULFILLED. It has been a labor of love that I have done these things in you, FOR YOU WERE CALLED BY NAME AND YOU HEARD MY VOICE AND OBEYED. YES IT HAS COST YOU MUCH, BUT I WILL RESTORE, o´ you one that My heart adores!
I see you lying on your bed broken and spent, know you not THAT IT IS YOU I NOW SEND, FOR MY BEAUTY IS REVEALED IN YOUR BROKENESS!
I have seen how even family members have come against you and spurned you as one of no import, but they do not see you as I do, they do not see you as they ought!
Broken and tender before Me, no thought of self, only of My will for you. My Beautiful Beloveds, THE KING COMES TO RESTORE.
Judgment Of My House Has Come
Eze 18:29 Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the LORD is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal? Eze 18:30 THEREFORE I WILL JUDGE YOU, O HOUSE OF ISREAL, EVERY ONE ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, SAITH THE LORD GOD. REPENT, AND TURN YOURSELVES FROM ALL TRANSGRESSIONS; SO INIQUITY SHALL NOT BE YOUR RUIN Eze 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; AND MAKE YOU A NEW HEART AND A NEW SPIRIT: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Eze 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
The time of My judgment in My house has come. You say wherefore do You judge us Lord; I judge you for your wicked and perverse ways, your lack of love for your brother and your harsh criticisms.
Know ye not that I must purge My children first before I reveal Myself to the world and how can I reveal Myself through an adulterous generation. You ask in what are we adulterous? You are adulterous in that your hearts are far away from Me. You seek your own glory and not Mine. You seek to build your own kingdoms and not Mine. You seek to be seen as righteous and yet you have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS SAVE THAT WHICH I HAVE IMPARTED TO YOU THROUGH MY SON.
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one THE FREE GIFT CAME UPON ALL MEN all men unto justification of life.
1Corinthians 4:7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and WHAT HAST THOU THAT THOU DIDST NOT RECEIVE? NOW IF THOU DIDST RECEIVE IT, WHY DOEST THOU GLORY, AS IF THOU HADST NOT RECEIVED IT?
Oh wicked and perverse generation, you are no different from the Pharisees; whited sepulchers full of dead men´s bones, and you perceive it not! And yet you ask why are You judging us. Will I continue to let My Holy name be profaned in the world? They look at you, My representatives and they seek Me not. They see no love in you, no caring for the lost and hurting, just those in My church who are huddled together in little private groups, keeping the lost and needy at bay.
Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which INDEED APPEAR BEAUTIFUL OUTWARD, BUT ARE WITHIN FULL OF DEAD MEN´S BONES, AND OF ALL UNCLEANNESS.
My Son walked the streets and sought out those that needed a physician and yet you do all to keep those needing My healing hand out of your churches. I rebuke you saith the Lord Most High. I will break in pieces My stubborn children that repent not, so that their souls may be saved, even this is because I care for them and their eternity.
Also you serve baalims of pride and self-exaltation. You line your own pockets and give a pittance for the poor. Have I not said that the poor would always be with you and it is for this reason, so that I may test the contents of your hearts. My church is not a privy little company, a select group, a little clique huddled together while the world suffers, lost and dying in pain, in hurt and in confusion about the things transpiring about them.
Look at My Son´s ministry while He walked the earth, did He not walk in meekness and in holiness before Me, did He not suffer much in obedience, was He not out where He was most needed. He was not sitting in a comfortable chair in the Synagogue lording it over others, but out ministering My love and healing to the lost and hurting, to those in error, to those in a dark place, trapped in their sins.
Look at what is called the church today, is it anything like My Son´s ministry? ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS DISPLAYED BY MY CHURCH ANYTHING LIKE THE CHARACTERISITCS OF MY SON? Yet you ask why are we being purged, why are You harsh Lord, why are we going through the things we are going through? It is because I love you and love My creation, that is why you are being purged.
Lay down your idols, your thoughts of grandeur, yea even lay down your ministries at My feet and I will resurrect them, purified and according to My divine will and purposes, and not for your agendas or vain self glorification.
This time refining and purging will reveal the dross in your hearts, repent quickly and let Me remove it, for little time remaineth and much is yet to be done. Thus saith the Lord.
Come Walk With Me
Joyce De Pauw
Don't you hear Me calling sweetly into the twilight? Come walk with Me in the evening dew. Shadows are lengthening, but I am with you. Do not strive. Rest in Me. Allow Me to speak life and peace into your soul. Who have you but Me? Spend time with Me. Let Me touch those secret places of longing within you. Let Me bring fulfillment and completeness into your inner being. I have longed to do this for so long, but you resist. Today decide to allow Me the freedom to touch you, change you, complete you. I cannot not do this without your compliance. I have rescued you from the fires and the floods. Now allow Me to gently woo you to that place of intimacy. Look through My eyes. See yourself as I see you. Linger with me in the twilight as the darkening sky swallows the last pink drops of evening light. Have no fear of the dark.
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