Five-Fold Today - My Most Treasured Army - The Accuser of the Father - Those Who Slander Their Brother - The Shepherd Slayers - Stand and Be Delivered - Scarecrow In The Watchtower - Accused and Slandered - Remove the Rocks of Offense

September 12, 2002

My Most Treasured Army

by Ching Co

This morning I began to see in my mind the vision of a big crowd beginning to gather coming from a far distance, I felt that God was showing me something so I began to seek Him more. As I waited and watched, I heard this voice whispering to me, "What you will see coming is my most treasured remnant army- personally trained by me." I was so excited and began to watch more closely. I wanted to see what the army of God look like in close-up.


When they come into closer view, I was stunned by what I saw. In the midst of the crowd coming in, I saw people dressed so drably that many of their clothes are torn and old. Also, I found many are wounded and limping , some even without arms or legs and many with scars in their body, there was a myriad mixture of men and women and very young children. They all looked so helpless on the surface and does not in any way resembled what I perceived an army will look like. So I went back to the Lord to asked Him for some explanation.

Then the Lord give me a sunglass and asked me to put it on. And when I did, suddenly my eyes were open and I began to see something else, I began to see the light coming forth from the people ... and out from them flows rays of different colors like those of a rainbow and with each color I see words written on them, like "love, healing, grace, wisdom, " and many others words which are reflective of the nature of God.

At this point, I felt the Lord speaking to me these words. . . .

"Take heed and consider carefully. . . . " I am raising up in the midst of the nations a very special remnant. They will not be attractive from the outside, but you have to see them through my eyes of faith to known them. For many of them have been through many battles and have won. . .

Some have been traveling the path of Daniel and his friends, trained and molded in captivity . Some are like Hannah who has just come out from years of great anguish and travail. Some are like Naomi who loss husband & children and called herself "Mara". Some like Paul have battled with physical "thorn" in their bodies and have found "grace" in Me. Some have walked the path of Abraham giving to and giving in to the many "Lot" that has come through their lives . Some of them are like David who has to run away from Saul and live in caves."


" Each one of these precious ones have given up their best and their all as they pass through many rivers, raging fires, wild storms, and great whirlwind. All of them in one way or another have walked as JOB walked. The path has not been easy but now THEY HAVE ARRIVED. They are the one that I have chosen to represent me before the nations and out of them will flow my blessings for my glory rest upon them.

" Many awaiting for the unveiling of my army will not recognize when they come, but to those who are continually seeking me. They will recognize who they are and will welcome my army with open arms and great will be the blessings that will come to them. Many of them will speak not with eloquent words or act in glamorous ways, and in fact their physical appearance, their ways and their manner will be offensive to many . But they are mine and I will confirm the words that they speak with a mighty show of my power and majesty as in the days of old.

'For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength... God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are so that no one may boast before him" (1 Cor 1:25, 27-29)

Father, forgive us your people for our worldly ways and give us a new understanding of who you are and what you desires to be in our lives. Amen!


Ching Co.

The Accuser of the Father

Chimezie Onyebilama

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. Rev. 12:10

Recently I have been pondering on the fact that the devil is not only the accuser of our brothers but also that of our Father. One of the major work of the devil is to give men a wrong picture of their Heavenly Father. He gives us a picture of a God who is mean, over-bearing, and hard-to-live-with. I remember that one of the reasons that kept me from Jesus for so many years was that I had the idea that his plan was to rob my life of all joy and make me miserable. Where did I get this idea from? From the Accuser of the Father.

This activity of our Adversary goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Satan's attack on the woman was aimed at her confidence in the love and goodness of God. And this is still his attack on many of us today. Too many of us are robbed of power and purpose in our lives because we have been feeding on the lies of the devil as he goes about accusing God . So we live with a distorted view


The Lord Says He Will "Tear to Pieces" Those Who Slander Their Brother

By John Paul Jackson

When being interviewed about the length of time it took to invent the light bulb and the thousand of attempts that failed, Thomas Edison was once asked if failing ever discouraged him. "I did not fail thousands of times," Edison replied. "I had thousands of successes. For each one led me closer to my eventual success."

Edison's response struck a chord in my heart. It has served to prod me whenever I feel that I have fallen short of what I had intended to accomplish.


As a young man, I often was afraid to put much effort in trying. I could always say, "next time it will work because I didn't really try." In my childish innocence, I had developed a fear of failure. That fear kept me bound spiritually as well as in my career in business. I became like the servant who hid his talents in the ground because he knew his master was a hard taskmaster. He was afraid to risk success, because of his fear of failure. However, when his master returned and found that he had buried his talents, the master took everything away from the servant and gave it to those who had risked trying.


I had to understand that God does not judge us for the number of times we fail in our attempts to advance the Kingdom, but for the number of times we succeed. We will find that the number of times we succeed is usually in proportion to the number of times we try. Whether it is praying for someone to be healed, to be delivered, or for giving a prophecy -- the more we try, the greater we will succeed and the more we will become attuned to the ebb and flow of God's Holy Spirit.

I have also learned that God does not judge success by the position we have reached, but by the obstacles we have overcome while trying to succeed. Perhaps this is why God hates criticism of others, for in doing so, we see where they are rather than where they are going.

Furthermore, what if by our criticism, someone becomes so discouraged that he or she stops trying. There is a passage that I would like to share with you that reflects this line of thought:

"You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. These things you have done, and I kept silent; you thought that I was altogether like you; but I will rebuke you, and set them in order before your eyes. "Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver: Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God." Psalm 50:19-23


The context of this passage is speaking evil or slandering a brother in the Lord. In this passage, the Lord commands us to praise our brother. For it is those who speak praises of others that will be rescued by God from the enemy's attack.

Furthermore, the Lord says He will rebuke (vs.21) and tear to pieces (vs. 22) those who slander or speak evil of their brother. To the Christian we have slandered, the Lord simply says that He will set the person in order (vs. 21) or simply correct -- not severely chasten­ him or her. To add insult to injury, God will do it right in front of our eyes, so that we see the difference between the two treatments and thereby, be compelled to never slander our brother (or sister) again.

What does this have to do with our God-given destiny? Simply this, when we receive praise, it encourages us to keep trying. However, criticism disheartens and tempts us to quit. Quitting buries the talent God gave us when He created us.


Everyone of us has a unique talent to impact someone in a way that no one else can. Remember, you do not lose, if you do not quit. You are not a "has been," you are a "will be" in your gift and calling from God. So, keep reaching forward in Jesus. Go for the GOLD!

Don't forget: You are a child of God. When you play as if you are small and insignificant, it doesn't serve to change the world. God desires to change the world through us, because of what Jesus did for us.

As children of God's marvelous light, we are born to manifest and radiate His glory. As we are liberated from our fear of failure, we will liberate others who see the change God has made in us. They, then, want what God has given us. We must shine forth God's eternal light into the darkness around us.


As you seek to fulfill your destiny in Christ, there are nine things Satan will try to do:

  1. He will tempt you to doubt that God has given you a destiny.
  2. He will tempt you with guilt for even desiring a destiny.
  3. He will tempt you with jealousy, so that you criticize others and their gifts.
  4. He will tempt you with an attitude of self-sufficiency, so that you will become isolated and not recognize your need of others.
  5. He will tempt you with an inordinate desire to be something other than what you are.
  6. He will tempt you to pursue things too quickly and unethically.
  7. He will tempt you with pictures of your past, to blur your vision of your future.
  8. He will tempt your family to focus on your history, instead of your future vision.
  9. He will tempt you to blame others for not promoting you, instead of realizing that promotion comes from God.

In time, you will recognize that the area of your greatest testing will become the area of your greatest anointing.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).


The Shepherd Slayers

Brian Grewal

I sat and listened to the harrowing ordeal of a young man whose life was torn apart at the hands of a man who claimed to be his Pastor (many of us have been there right?)

The bible is replete with prophetic rebukes against "false shepherds" and those who wound the flock, for example- Jer 23:1-2, Ezk 34:1-10, Zech 11:17. In like manner, the Lord is also restoring and raising up "true shepherds" who will tend to the needs of His flock!

It's precisely this reason why a trumpet is sounding on such issues as the biblical role of Pastors/Shepherds, the challenging of current models of Pastoral leadership and also the realisation that the Church is built upon the foundations of Apostles and Prophets, not Pastors and Teachers.

This confrontation to the "traditions of men" is necessary for two main reasons. Firstly, to restore Divine order within the Church, and secondly, the releasing and receiving of true Shepherds.

It is therefore imperative that those of us within the prophetic community "see" that our role is not only to 'expose the false', but also to 'reveal heavens plan and heartbeat on the matter'.

If we fail to do so, we will continue to see the rise of Prophets who speak through the distorted view of their woundedness, thus becoming "Shepherd Slayers" rather than "Foundation Layers." This being the age old 'stealth technology' used by the enemy: "I will use the voices of injured prophets to speak in anger". How you ask? "They will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered".

For every "woe to the shepherds" I see in Scripture, I also hear the heart of God saying, "I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking says the Lord" Jer 23:4, Ezk 34:11-12.

It's time I believe to bring some correction, perhaps even a rebuke, to those Prophets who in their zeal to tear down the system, slay the Shepherds also. Having done so, they show a callous disregard for the needs of the sheep.

Even worse still, these individuals are like" thunderous clouds without rain", refusing steadfastly to understand that true prophetic anointing requires the "pouring forth of oil", both to the Prophet and to others. The Prophet Jeremiah expressed it this way "For the hurt of the daughter of my people, I am hurt. I am mourning, astonishment has taken hold of me" Jer 8: 21

My hearts cry is this - Father, raise up Prophets who not only hear, see and speak, but do so having stood in the counsel of the Chief Shepherd!

Brian Grewal

Your Fellow Elder. 1Pt 5:1-4
Adullam Christian Fellowship

Stand and Be Delivered

Lori Stone

My words are right and truth. Fear not little ones for My voice is penetrating your hearts in proportions that are unable to describe to you in easy terms. Continue as you are for immaculations are on the rise. Love is flowing through the body of Christ and sins are being revealed. Overcoming love will dwell in the hearts of My children. Hindrances will overcome those that do not swallow the allowances of mercy I give. Many will fall because they have rejected truth from the ones that I have sent to bear light on sin.

Follow in My footsteps. Do not allow yourself to be tempted into lying even in the slightest. Choose to tell the truth no matter whom it may offend. My people will be cleansed of all lying within. Do not falter in the words that you speak to others. Make commitments and contend with them no matter what. This is a test to see if you are worthy of your own words. Contend with truth by allowing others to see that you are a person that is faithful to your commitments. Allow the One that removes bitterness to mold you in perfection by pushing you into decisions for the right. No, I will not force you into anything but I will love you to the right directions then you must choose.

I am with you in all that I do. Do not feel that you are unable to overcome what I am putting in front of you for the tests that I allow you to walk through are to open the eyes of the blind and to strengthen your love in Me. Fear not little ones for you have already passed the tests that I will put before you. Now you must pass them in front of others. Intimidation of others is idolatry. Never think that I allow you to begin something that you had not started previously in other areas. You are always being prepared for the next move of Christ.

Follow My example and commit yourselves to the words that you tell others by following through with the words that you give. Accountability will increase your love language to those in desperate need of being loved. This type of accountability always has the hand of the Almighty in it.

Seek Me to give greater depth of My words to you for I am about to expose the keys to opening many of the doors to those around you.

Love through your actions and watch how I move through your commitments.

Scarecrow In The Watchtower

Bryan Hupperts

Watchmen are those who stand guard while others rest. It is their job to stand, often alone, in a tower day or night while they intently watched and listened for signs of approaching horsemen. So what do you do when you discover there is a scarecrow standing guard in the watchtower?

Recently, a scarecrow in the visage of a policeman was found standing guard in a watchtower doing sentry duty over some 700 Brazilian prisoners. Taubate Provisional Detention Centre is for prisoners waiting to stand trial. While a judge was being given a tour of the facility, the scarecrow guard was discovered and taken away as evidence. Apparently, it had been there standing duty for days. Brazilian prisons and jails are notorious for suffering riots and jailbreaks. The visiting judge has been described as “upset” over his discovery.

God appoints watchmen in his church whose job it is to stand ever ready to raise the trumpet to their lips and sound the alarm when they discern trouble approaching. Isaiah 21:8, "Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord, continually by day, and at my post I am stationed whole nights.” So what is the church to do when it is discover that there are scarecrows standing guard in the watchtower?

A scarecrow is formed in the shape of a man and placed in a field to scare birds away so they will not eat the farmers’ seed. It is an effigy, a straw man, a sham that looks like one thing but is in reality quite another. Scarecrows are fine for frightening away hungry birds, but not for guarding dangerous, desperate prisoners. A watchman is appointed to stand. Habakkuk 2:1, “I will take my stand to watch, and station myself on the tower, and look forth to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.”

Watching and waiting require an underrated and under appreciated aspect of the fruit of the Spirit: patience. God speaks a lament over those appointed watchmen who begin to develop their own message, who do not wait for an answer from heaven, but begin to speak out of their own imaginings. Jeremiah 23:20-22, “The anger of the LORD will not turn back... In the latter days you will understand it clearly. I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my council, then they would have proclaimed my words to my people, and they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.”

In the later days we are beginning to understand! God gives a scathing description of idols which is also an accurate of once faithful watchmen who become false in Jeremiah 10:5. “They are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good."

Scarecrows, straw men in the watchtower, are no better than dumb idols that cannot speak. They are carried by the praise and favor of men and cannot stand by themselves. They no longer accurately carry the King’s message, and no longer serve his kingdom. They stand in their own counsel and seek to draw men after themselves. No matter what curses they pronounce, no matter how they threaten, no matter what underhanded tactics they employ, we need not be afraid of them!

Scarecrows have a form of a man, but not the substance. Likewise, according to 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 7, so do scarecrows standing guard in the watchtower. Remember that this apocalyptic passage is not talking about the world, but the church! “In the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away… (They are) always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Look closely and prayerfully ask: Is that a God-fearing sentry standing guard over your soul, or just another scarecrow with their own agenda standing in the watchtower?

Shhhhh. Horsemen are approaching. The Judge is returning!

Bryan Hupperts © 2002
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Accused and Slandered

Marsha Burns

Attention! The devil has found an open door of accusation. For many who are being accused and slandered, you have opened the door by judging and accusing someone else, and what you've sown is now being reaped. For others, the door was opened through someone else's offense. In either case, you must rise up and disarm the enemy by confronting the spirit of the anti-christ that has been loosed against you, for if it goes unchecked, it will set about to paralyze you through condemnation, which will leave you with a sense of failure and despair. Be strong and of good courage, for I have given you power to trample and put under your feet all the works of the enemy. Rise up and exercise this authority, for victory is assured. Refuse to become a victim of this attack.

Faith Tabernacle

Remove the Rocks of Offense

Ras Robinson

Kick them out of the way. Remove the rocks of offense. Stumbling stones have no place in your path. They are like little foxes that have come to gnaw away at the vines so as to destroy the fruit. No rocks and stones for you. You are so loved and accepted. You could have no idea how much. Your way has been made for you. And it is a good way. Now go and prepare the way for me to come. Rocks and stones? Kick them out of the way.

Isaiah 57:14 "And it shall be said, "Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstacle out of the way of My people." (I will say, 'Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones. Prepare a glorious highway for my people's return from captivity.'")

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