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July 24, 2002

Prophecy of the Times

Todd Gross

I was awakened last night at 1:39 am. The time was significant, because one, three and nine are all representations of the Lord God and it confirmed to me that it was Him who woke me up. I was having an open vision of the days to come. I am not one to preach condemnation nor gloom and doom, but this vision was startling in it's reality and content.

I saw the end of days and the times we are currently living in.

2Ti 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

We are seeing the unveiling of these times as corporate America is showing it's true nature in this last past decade was in actuality a fulfillment of the scripture above. Scandal after scandal on greed and covetousness is emerging and will only serve to continue to undermine markets. Satan and his minions are and have been plotting and schemeing for milleniums for this last great collapse. The undermining of the integrity of the capital markets will cause an utter failure in investor confidence, which in turn, just as at the start of the past century with the technological boom of the industrial age associated with the Automobile and the resulting "roaring twenties" followed by the Great Depression, so shall we see the repeat of this cycle of boom and bust. Internet and technology (which is in actuality not real, but 'intellectual capital') and the boom and resulting bust, are going to lead us into a similiar cycle of Reccesion and Depression. Depression is satan's realm. We see the signs of the times in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Israel. We KNOW these are prophesied and coming to pass.

I saw extreme acts of violence, as the economy slips and slides, hope will be lost as those who have trusted in riches and the god of this world - mammon and therefore satan -realize the he has left them at the altar of the world. Their hope is gone and they become violent, excessively so. I saw individuals in tractor - trailer trucks beserk, running down others in rage. Police stood by as they could do no thing to assist, nor did they have any unction to stop the violence, knowing that they could not. I saw people crying out the the Lord, but He did not answer, as His Presence had left and the door was shut. I saw ministers in the pulpit, paralyzed and deaf, as their denying of His Power and their lifestyles condemned them as the Lord's judgement fell upon them. I saw satan's attack upon these so-called ministers with a rage and hatred we have only seen Hollywood replicate because he hates them even though they have done his work because some have come to Christ in spite of their lack of integrity, purity and holiness.

Hear O ministers of the Lord! You SHALL be judged with a higher standard!!

I saw men and women fainting from fear as satan unleashed his full attack with a fury not before seen. I wept as they cried out to God, but the ark's door had closed. They knocked, but the door had been tightly sealed. I saw people I knew that would go to Heaven and those who will not. I cried for an hour as my wife and I prayed.

Hear, See and know....these are the days of grace still, but the clock is ticking. Tell someone. Let them know, let judgement begin with the House of the Lord. Repent, be converted that times of refreshing would come in the Presence of the Lord....

Let us in humility plead with others to accept Christ. Let us share, care and love one another, for the enemy is about to roar and devour as never before.

TODD GROSS
thegrossfamily@earthlink.net

A Word "Beyond" the "Camp"

Undrai and Bridget Fizer

We cannot ask God to "change the intensity" of the season we are in. Dormant faith will be tested by the Spirit to "rise" up in this hour. He is releasing a conforming and convicting word that will "disturb" a sleeping destiny within individuals of certain regions. We cannot ask God to do anything else for the "sake of our flesh" and apprehensions.

"For though by this time you ought to be teachers.." (Heb.5:12.) God's Spirit is raising up a certain, prophetic standard in the earth. He is "embedding" a word within the hearts of His servants that will speak and touch every facet of our natural priorities and life. He will challenge our beliefs in life, and not just the realm of the spirit. He is moving beyond the "churchiness" of our world, and expanding Himself into the realms of our inner thinking and motivations.

This is the time where we "should" have "found" our place in life. This is more than natural prosperity and responsibility. This is the discovery of who we are and where we are going in the kingdom. The kingdom is God's full authority of life. He rules more than the "church" as we know it. He is not confined to the realm of the "spirit" only. He is the Ruler of life, whether visible or invisible. Despite imperfections, can you say that you have "found" your "place?"

Can we truly say that we have found the place of our destined motivation? This is the time. True, there are many that preach. But are their words "purpose provoking?" Thoughts that are not provoked to "destiny" are just "thoughts provoked." God is after something..Himself, in you. He is after something that He spoke within you before any ministry, religious affiliation, or "adviser," found you. He is after a Word that was sown into your genealogy, one that stirred the "connections" of your generation, thus causing you to be born.

This is the power of the prophetic word. Various "spiritual camps" (denominations, movements, traditional orders of religion) have diluted the pure word of prophecy and even the prophetic unction of the Spirit. Camps will speak prophetic words of their own, experience. They will impart words that cater to the "camp," which will then cause frustration and control. There are no "Pentecostal" prophetic words. There are no "Baptist" prophetic words. There are no "non-denomination" prophetic words. The Word of Prophecy comes from the Life and Design of the Father.

NOTE: Prophetic words that are attached to certain "camps," will not release you to a full kingdom experience. It will connect you only within the camp. Other "camp" prophetic ministers who have "not" experienced a full, mature view of the purposes of God, can only speak where they "are." Even in their attempts to speak a "mature" word, it will only be interpreted and received by the experience of the camp. It will be received by a "kinship" relationship of those yet living in the organization of the one speaking. You cannot speak of things that you have not experienced. God's prophetic word will propel you from the "camp" into a new experience. It will compel you to live beyond the "normal parameters" of the spiritual order or religious organization. This is the kingdom word we are speaking of. Sometimes, when we receive "words" in a certain camp, other members of the same camp will come and "confirm" it, this forming a "belief" in a word that should not be.

God's Spirit must break the powers of "illegal confirmations," and release the believer into the full, manifest destiny of their lives. This can be a painful experience. That is why we need mature teachers of purpose within the Body of Christ. This is also the reason the Body at large "must" accept the full workings of the fivefold. ***

SPECIAL OBSERVATION-Prophetic words within a (non)/denomination should "not" come from the humanistic foundations of that particular camp. God's words are not "under the government" of the organization. This has caused innumerable offenses and obstacles in the mindset of individuals when it comes to the prophetic ministry and prophetic life. That is why I said that there are "no" Pentecostal prophetic words or Baptist prophetic words. Words from God do not "promote" one's camp. It does not "endorse" one's movement. He only endorses "Himself".^^

His Word will move you "beyond" the camp. It will ascend your life above your race, culture, and heritage. It will not destroy the uniqueness of your heritage. But it will "not" allow your "heritage, or skin color" to define who you are! His Spirit will break the chains of "prophetic words of the camps" that have produced false images of God. It will break off the residue of those words that have caused a "immature" view of life and godliness, which are pains that have kept certain believers in a mental bondage that is robbing them of hope and life.

The prophetic word is not a "psychic" word. It is the activator of God's purposes in you. It is the word that will cause your existence to be affirmed, regardless of the circumstances regarding your birth. This word is bring meaning to your life, even though you may have arrived here by way of "adultery, fornication, rape, abuse, etc." God's word is not effected by the trauma that produced you. Your "trauma" will be effected by the Word that produced you! Your generation will be effected by the word of destiny in your life, a word that took you years to "find."

I discern that it's now time to be teachers. Beyond the "camp."

Undrai and Bridget Fizer
Exploring the Vision Ministries International
www.exploringthevision.org
DominionTODAY@aol.com

The Same As You Have Done It Unto the Least of One of These

Stephen Hanson

MT 25:34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. [35] For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, [36] I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

MT 25:37 "Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? [38] When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? [39] When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

MT 25:40 "The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

"Peace shall flow like a river. The mountain breezes send a sound of my warmth; they send the sound of the warmth of my spirit. Can you feel it blow through the trees? Can you see it blow through the mountain grasses? Can you see it......Can you feel it? Oh, how I want my people to be filled with peace. The mountains will break forth into singing. The trees will whisper my song to you. Rest, for the times are not in your hands, but in mine. I Am the Shepherd of my people. I carry the young gently in my hands. I can carry a young man, an old man, or even a warrior. How many, how many of my people let me carry them? You think that you can carry yourselves. You think that you can find your own peace. But that peace is to only be found in Me. You rush around in such a busy state of mind. Why not stop and listen to Me? There is a secret sanctuary. Oh surely, surely I will hollow it out."

"Give Me your hearts my people. Let Me shape that secret sanctuary there. Give Me of yourselves. I will pour forth my spirit unto you. In these days I will pour it forth like the river; and in that day you will surely see that river rising. And that river which was once a gentle brook will flow, and will continue to flow, to the ocean of my riches. Of my bounty will I give in this hour. I will give and I will not hold back. For too long my children have been begging bread. I will not have them going around like that. For too long many have been neglected in this hour. I say that I will bring back mercy in the churches. I will bring in the destitute. I will bring in the weary. I will bring in the lonely and the estranged. For too long you have ignored these, my children. I will pour forth my spirit to embrace these. As I said unto John, 'Behold your mother.' And I would also say that these are your mothers and your fathers. These are your sons and daughters. These are your brothers and sisters."

"I have had enough of programs. I have had enough of your man-made organizations. Will you embrace those that I bring to you? Will you wash their feet? Will you lay your lives down for them? What have your conferences done for you? What strategies have they given to you? What new revelations and insights have you gained? What speakers have you flocked to go and see? Surely there have been great things said and done. Are any of those things as great as giving a child a drink of water? Surely, as you have done it unto the least of one of these then you have done it unto Me."

"So, are you going to act like my church or not? Are you going to go on the same way? How many of you were destitute? How many of you were lonely or estranged? Did I take you in?

"Do the same as well."

Stephen Hanson

http://www.angelfire.com/in/HisTruth
inhistruthprophet@earthlink

I Created You For Fellowship

Don Franklin

Cleave to Me. Donít cleave to anything else on this planet, but cleave to your Heavenly Father, which you already know to do, but cleave even more now. Call more on God. Draw near to God. Shut things down and come into the closet of prayer and just spend time with Me. I donít care if we talk about the weather. I just want to spend time with you. I love you; I enjoy your fellowship; I enjoy your prayers; I enjoy the gentleness thatís in your heart; and I enjoy talking with you, fellowshipping with you.

So, come and speak to me of things that concern you. Come and speak to me of things that you love, even. I enjoy talking about the things that you love. You can converse with God. It doesnít always have to be business at hand. It doesnít always have to be great cataclysmic events.

I enjoy talking with my children. I enjoy what you enjoy. I created the heavens and the earth for you to behold. Speak to me of the wonders of creation. Talk to be about the beauty of your children. Mention to me how much you love your wife or your husband. Talk to me of the things that are important to you, even as Adam walked in the garden and talked with God Ė fellowshipped with God. He had no earth shaking events to intercede about. He had no great problems and perils to handle. It was simply fellowship with God.

At times and at seasons, I created you for fellowship. I love your fellowship. Do not forget to fellowship with the Lord. I can handle the problems of the earth. I can handle the rising and fallings of the nations, but I love to hear from you. I love to converse with you. I created you for my good pleasure.

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Prophetic Roundtable Ministries

http://www.propheticroundtable.org
prm@tampabay.rr.com

Chosen Vessel

B. V. Cornwall

The Master was searching for a vessel to use; On the shelf there were many - which one would He use? "Take me", cried the gold one, "Iím shiny and bright, Iím of great value and I do things just right. My beauty and luster will outshine the rest And for Someone like You, Master, gold would be best!" The Master passed on with no word at all; He looked at a silver urn, narrow and tall; "Iíll serve You, dear Master, Iíll pour out your wine And Iíll be at Your table whenever You dine, My lines are so graceful, my carvings so true, And silver will always compliment You."

Unheeding, the Master passed on to the brass. It was widemouthed, and shallow, and polished like glass. "Here! Here!" cried the vessel, "I know I will do, Place me on Your table for all men to view." "Look at me", called the goblet of crystal so clear, "My transparency shows my contents so dear, Though fragile am I, I will serve You with pride, And Iím sure Iíll be happy in Your house to abide."

The Master came next to a vessel of wood, Polished and carved, it solidly stood. "You may use me, dear Master", the wooden bowl said, "But Iíd rather You used me for fruit, not for bread!"

Then the Master looked down and saw a vessel of clay, Empty and broken it helplessly lay. No hope had the vessel that the Master might choose, To cleanse and make whole, to fill and to use. "Ah! This is the vessel Iíve been hoping to find, I will mend and use it and make it all Mine."

"I need not the vessel with pride of its self; Nor the one who is narrow to sit on the shelf; Nor one who is bigmouthed and shallow and loud; Nor one who displays his contents so proud; Not the one who thinks he can do all things just right; But this plain earthly vessel filled with my power and might." Then gently He lifted the vessel of clay. Mended and cleansed it and filled it that day. Spoke to it kindly, "Thereís work you must do, Just pour out to others as I pour into you."

Mrs. B. V. Cornwall
Forwarded by the Diggers
http://www.greatsouthland.org
southland@greatsouthland.org

The Spirit Filled Life

Ruth Paxson

In one terse, concise command God shows us the highest point the believer can reach in his relationship to the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18, "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit."

You, who have the Holy Spirit in you, give Him full right-of-way in your life; let Him dominate your whole being; let Him who dwells within you fill you from the center to the circumference of your life. You are in the sphere of the Spirit, therefore let the Spirit live out his life in you. Through regeneration God has endowed you with Himself and in the Person of the Spirit He dwells within you. Allow Him now to work out His perfect will unhindered through the undivided control of your whole being. Permit Him to energize you with His almighty power through filling you with Himself.

"Be filled with the Spirit" is a command given to every believer. No Christian is refused the blessing of such a precious experience and none is exempt from its responsibilities. As the refusal of life in Christ is the greatest sin of the unbeliever so the refusal of life more abundant in the Holy Spirit's fullness is the greatest sin of the believer. To be filled with the Holy Spirit is not the privilege of a few but it is the prerogative of all believers. Since it is a command, it is not optional, but it is incumbent upon every Christian to be so filled.

Acts 4:31, "And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

"Be filled with the Spirit" -- "Filled." "Full of the Holy Ghost" -- "Full." "That ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God" -- "Fulness." These words suggest that there is an infinite, exhaustless fullness which the believer may receive according to his receptive capacity. He may be "filled" today yet tomorrow he shall need to be "filled" again so that his life may be habitually "full"; and the process of continuous infillings will need to continue as long as he lives since the source of supply is "all the fulness of God." A life "full of the Holy Ghost" should be and may be the normal life of every believer. "We may be always full, yet ever filling, the first reception of the fulness being a crisis that leads to a process.

Acts 6:3, "Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business." Acts 11:24, "For he [Barnabas] was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord."

To be spiritual, then, one must be filled and be kept filled with the Holy Spirit. The habitual fullness of the Holy Spirit is the divine provision for a life lived on the highest plane. The Holy Spirit is the divinely appointed means of communication of "the abundant life" of the ascended, glorified Lord in heaven to the believer on earth. There is a threefold manifestation of the Holy Spirit's infilling.

The Realization of Christ's Abiding Presence Is not the realization of Christ's abiding presence the greatest need as, I dare say, it is the deepest desire of some of us? He said, "I will come unto you" and with our intellect we believe He has come but our hearts cry out for a deeper realization of His blessed presence within. The lives of the early Christians seemed fairly surcharged with such a joyous, vivid consciousness of the presence within them of their living, glorified Lord. He was so real to them that He seemed to be the home of all their thoughts and the horizon of all their affections. Is the spiritual presence of the living Lord such an intense reality to you? Are you occupied with Christ? Are you satisfied in Christ? Can you say from your heart,

"Thou, 0 Christ, art all I want; More than all in Thee I find"?

To have Christ abiding in us in all His fullness is to have every need supplied, every desire fulfilled, every hunger satisfied, every thirst quenched....

From the book "Life On The Highest Plane"
Read the rest at www.Apostolic-Prophetic.com

The Mountain of the Lord

Elvi Glass

I am calling you to come higher on my mountain. Run to me and cast aside everything that hinders you. It is coming! The great outpouring you have heard and read about is about to be released. It is coming wave after wave, one after another. It is on it's way. Even now I am giving the command for release of finances, gifts and anointings. The call is going forth. Do you hear it? Are you willing to come up higher on my mountain? Are you willing to pay the price and go all the way with Me?

There is a commotion in heaven. Thousands of angels are ready and waiting in anticipation to be released. There is great anticipation. I am sealing my bondservants, those who have allowed my fire to purify them. I am sealing those who have kept their focus on Me even when it was difficult. I am sealing those who have died to self and to the world and they are now ready to come into the fullness of my calling.

Will I find you busy with worldly things or will I find you going about my Father's business?

Dance and rejoice. Dance for the time is near. My bride betrothed to me. The bride adorned with precious jewels. Come!

beglass@earthlink.net

The Church: Different From the World

A. W. Tozer

Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate," says the Lord. "Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." --2 Corinthians 6:17

The church's mightiest influence is felt when she is different from the world in which she lives. Her power lies in her being different, rises with the degree in which she differs and sinks as the difference diminishes.

This is so fully and clearly taught in the Scriptures and so well illustrated in Church history that it is hard to see how we can miss it. But miss it we do, for we hear constantly that the Church must try to be as much like the world as possible, excepting, of course, where the world is too, too sinful....

Let us plant ourselves on the hill of Zion and invite the world to come over to us, but never under any circumstances will we go over to them. The cross is the symbol of Christianity, and the cross speaks of death and separation, never of compromise. No one ever compromised with a cross. The cross separated between the dead and the living. The timid and the fearful will cry "Extreme!" and they will be right. The cross is the essence of all that is extreme and final. The message of Christ is a call across a gulf from death to life, from sin to righteousness and from Satan to God. The Set of the Sail, 35,36.

"Lord, help me to be willing to be different. Forgive me for the sin of blending in. I pray that our neighbors would see something different in our church and our people and be drawn to the Savior. Amen."
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