“Was it not Aaron who made a golden calf for the people because their hearts were set to do that which they desired? I say, my people in this day have also made themselves idols of gold and silver, even that which is the fruit of their desire. My people have sought out those like Aaron who have listened to their desires rather than hear my voice. For Aaron represents the religious leaders of today who have made idols for my people to worship. They have gone after that which satisfies the lust of the eye and the pride of life. They have erected that which is pleasing to fleshly pride in that they have made to themselves vast systems and organizations which exalt the pride of man and give glory to the works of man’s hands. Therefore my indignation has come up in my face and I am about to bring judgment on the idolatrous systems of man. For Aaron has submitted to the desires of the people and has led them astray. Even so shall I cause Aaron and all his idols to cease. For the day of my judgment is near. And as Aaron pictures the religious idolatry of this day, so have I patterned my Word to portray that which shall take place following. Gathered to me shall be those typified by the Levites who stood with Moses at the gate of the camp (Ex. 32:19-26). The Levites in this instance portray my end-time Body which shall separate from the idolatry of the people and stand with me in this last day. And I will use them mightily says the Lord.”

Source: IDOLATRY – One Day Closer

ball n chainI see a runner coming to the beginning of the 4th lap of a race. There is a large ball and chain on the right ankle and it has a name on it. This person has kept on running the race as best as possible through 3 watches or laps of a very dark night and now it is the morning watch. This runner has cried out for the Lord to move in the situation, to bring deliverance of this weight that slows down all progress and impedes the freedom of the runner to run his appointed course. But the Lord says that this ball and chain has built much spiritual muscle and strength in you and this is why I have allowed it to remain for this long season. Now I come to cut it off and you will be released in an instant. From that moment on, you will run faster and more powerfully than ever before and complete your race for My glory. Understand My ways, child. Nothing is without definite purpose; no onslaught allowed unless it works together for your ultimate good. I know the appointed course set before you in this morning watch, each bend and turn, and you will have need of the muscle and stamina you have developed in the night of trial.

This runner represents the Lord’s final relay company; the sons and daughters of the morning watch and each one has had a ball and chain with a unique name on it. For some, it has been ‘sickness’. For others, it is a tailor-made thorn in the flesh or harassing relationship. For yet others, it has been incredible demonic resistance pushing against every step in a forward direction. But just as resistance training is used to build strong and powerful athletes and sportsmen, so too the Spirit has allowed this resistance training to furnish you with all you will need in the season ahead. You will finish strong.

You may feel weak and exhausted now as you come to this 4th lap and your heart may be failing you at the thought of yet another round of exhausting endurance training. You say, “I have struggled to run with men. How will I ever keep up with the horses as they ride forth to battle?” But the Lord says, “No, this season is different. Now I remove the training aids. Now I set aside the ball and chain. Now I release you to run swift and sure with your eyes on the prize. And you will feel the wind of the Spirit in your hair and you will lift your head and run the course with joy, filled with the power of the Spirit. This is what the dark night was all about, my child. This is why I have hidden Myself from you at times – to make you press in further; to make you pursue me relentlessly, to forge in your heart a determination that no resistance could quench as you pursue the Lover of your soul. Against this passion, the enemy has no antidote. Seeing this fire of zeal, his cohorts tremble and flee, for they know the One with eyes like fire and they fear His dread champions.

Do not measure yourself by your performance in the training days when the weight of resistance weighed you down and wearied your soul. In fact, do not measure yourself at all. Measure Me and the power of My might and run like David did towards Goliath.

1 Sam 17:45  Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied.

From the womb of the morning, my overcomers are released. From the springboard of all the enemy has thrown at them, they leap forward into their tailor-made assignments, with the battle- cry of the Blood of the Lamb upon their lips. Against this, all darkness flees and the gates of hell will not prevail. Take the Kingdom; possess the fullness of the inheritance I have bought for you. Ask of Me and I will give you the nations which lie before you. Run, My warriors, run the race set before you. Cast  aside the weight, for I have broken its hold upon you.”

Beloved, take a deep breath and press through. Fix your eyes like a flint on the prize of the upward calling.

Php 3:12  Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own. Php 3:13  I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, Philip 3:14  I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.

Forget the 3 training watches of the night. Press forward to seize eagerly that for which Christ Jesus laid hold of you. There is an upward call sounding forth. Come up higher, see things from the throne’s perspective. Like horses released from their starting gates, the Morning Watch runners are being released from their training season. It is time.

via The Release of My Runners

Quote  —  Posted: October 16, 2019 in Behavior that shows holiness and consecration to Jesus, Books and Websites = Holy Spirit's Fire of Truth, Chosen, Uncategorized

“Hello My son, this is Jehovah Elohim speaking with you this day. My son, you cannot imagine the joy that My Bride is bringing Me this day, for she has made herself ready for My Son and for My plan on the earth to be unfolded. The …

Source: First Fruits – Alan Carrico

Shall I not bring forth a company of overcomers in this day, says the Lord? Shall I not bring forth those like Joseph who have overcome all the attempts of the false church, represented by Potiphar’s wife, to lure them into their ranks, and commit fornication with them? Shall I not bring forth those like Joseph, who have been misunderstood, falsely accused, and consigned to the dungeon of oblivion by those who feel they are in the favored position in the affairs of the religious world? Shall I not raise them up in an hour when the forces of darkness are threatening to bring a great destruction on the earth? Shall I not cause them to go forth with a knowledge of My will and purpose for this hour, so that they might prepare the way for those of their brothers who shall be brought into the way of truth? Indeed I will!

I am even now preparing that which was seen by Joseph when he was given dreams on his bed. (Genesis 37:5-11). First he dreamed that his sheaf was exalted above the sheaves of his brothers. And shall I not bring forth a first-fruits sheaf which shall be exalted to a position of power and authority, that the rest of the harvest shall come into My will through their ministry? For truly a mighty harvest I will bring forth in this earth. But first a first-fruits company must be prepared, and they must be brought into a realm in Me where they are caught up to a place of authority, even as the man-child is caught up as recorded in the twelfth chapter of Revelation. For the sheaf and the manchild are one and the same. They are both types of that company of overcoming saints who shall come forth and be manifested in these last days, as the sons of God.

And then also shall be fulfilled the second dream which Joseph had. He beheld and the sun, the moon, and the stars bowed down to him. The eleven stars represented his brothers, and the sun and the moon, his father and mother. Even so does this portray that time when the vision of Revelation, Chapter 12, is fulfilled in that a glorious church shall come into being, clothed with the power of the sun or Spirit, having dominion over the moon or soulish realm, and crowned with a crown of twelve stars representing the fullness of the cove¬nant. Now since Joseph was one of the stars in the dream vision, so does he represent, in type, those who are a part of the glorious Church functioning in the fullness of the covenant; yet since the other stars and sun and moon were seen bowing down to him, we see that he represents that group or company which shall come forth or be born out of the glorious Church and caught up to a place of greater power and authority. Even so shall the glorious Church be brought into subjection to those who are in the Manchild Company.

Joseph was seeing in his dreams that which was to come; even so am I causing those now who are destined to be in this Joseph Company to receive a revelation of that which is coming, and they shall be held responsible for making known this revelation to their brothers. Many will not believe or receive it; in fact they will reject those who proclaim it; but I will still hold them accountable for declaring that which I have shown them. I am even now moving in thy midst to bring to pass the vision that is portrayed in My Word. For I will have a glorious Church clothed with the power of My Spirit, and functioning in the fullness of the new covenant. And I will also bring forth a Manchild Company which will be given a place of authority even beyond that of those in the glorious Church.” (end of prophecy-One Day Closer)

Source: JOSEPH’S DREAMS & THE MANCHILD – One Day Closer

The LORD says, My child, I have taught you many times about how I AM working on your inner man to prepare you for the work ahead.”

Source: A Transparent Vessel ~ by Mary B Dovie

I heard, “Behold My Rainbow; Behold My Face of Grace.  You live in the Glorious Light of My Smile”

“Beloved.  The world will tell you that a rainbow is natural; nothing more than sunlight shining through raindrops.

But I say to you, My Child, that the Rainbow is a sign of our Covenant.  It is a supernatural sign and a wonder.  It speaks of My Love for you.  It’s beauty is the Beauty of your Savior.

It adorns My Throne of Grace.  It is My Light and My Smile shining upon you.  Though clouds of doubt and fear may seem to obscure it at times, still, My Face is always shining upon you, imparting to you My Grace and Glory.

My Shalom peace radiates from My Face.  Do not be anxious or afraid, Dear One.  My Lovingkindness rains down upon you through the Light of My Countenance.

Walk boldly in the Light of the finished work of the Cross.  Come BOLDLY to My throne of Grace in your time of need.

You are My beloved Child.  You live in the Son’s Light; forever you dwell in the Rainbow of My Smile.”

“The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;  The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace,”   Numbers 6:24-25.

“Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe.  And Pilate saith unto them, BEHOLD THE MAN!,”   John 19:5.

“From what seemed to be His waist up, I saw a gleam like amber, with what looked like fire within it all around.  And from what seemed to be His waist down, I saw what looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded Him.  The appearance of the brilliant light all around Him was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day.  This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.  And when I saw it, I fell face-down and heard a voice speaking,”   Ezekiel 1:27-28.

“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,”    2 Corinthians 4:6.

“The One seated there looked like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow that gleamed like an emerald encircled the throne,”   Revelation 4:3.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need,”   Hebrews 4:15-16.

Source: The Glorious Light of My Smile! ~ by Deborah Waldron Fry

On the morning of 12th October 2019, I was awakened at 2:21am and asked the Lord if the time was significant. He referred me to Isaiah 2:21. After looking it up, I knew it was time to share a vision He had given me the previous week.

Isa 2:20  In that day men shall cast away to the moles and to the bats their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, Isa 2:21  To go into the caverns of the rocks and into the clefts of the ragged rocks from before the terror and dread of the Lord and from before the glory of His majesty, when He rises to shake mightily and terribly the earth.

In the vision, I saw a big sieve before me. It had a wide red band round the top edge and there was a big church building in it, one with a steeple, but it was not an ancient building but looked rather more modern and Western in style. The sieve was being shaken violently and bits started falling off the building and through the sieve. The first piece that fell was the spire and then the gutters for catching rainwater. On and on the shaking continued and the structure of the building started to be dismantled. The strange thing was that the size of the sieve holes was not constant and changed haphazardly so no pattern could be determined and both big and small pieces of the structure were falling through. This meant that the situation was totally unpredictable. There was no way of knowing what size the sieve holes would be next. The shaking continued for a long time.

I saw that during the pauses in shaking, there were attempts to gather what was left of the building and put it back together in a ramshackle sort of way, but before this had been secured, more shaking commenced and eventually, there was nothing left in the sieve, except a leather-bound book of prayer. I heard a voice say, “For this, I will have regard.” At first, I thought it was a prescribed book of common prayers like the denominations use, but then I saw a hand open it and inside were handwritten prayers and many of the pages were blotched with tear stains. The Holy Spirit brought to mind those described in Malachi 3, who feared the Lord and thought on His Name. Then I realized this was a Book of Remembrance of the heart prayers holy, set-apart saints had poured out before the throne, and that it had great worth to God. It was the only thing that had survived the shaking because what was recorded in there was unshakeable.

Heb 12:25  See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape, those who refused him that spoke on earth, much more we shall not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from Heaven, Heb 12:26  whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will not only shake the earth, but also the heavens.” Heb 12:27  And this word, “Yet once more,” signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, so that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

In the same way that God remembered Noah, His righteous servant, after the flood judgment, God is going to remember His righteous remnant. I asked the Spirit to show me more about that book of prayers and I saw that as a saint was weeping and writing his prayers in the book, an angel was next to him and he was also writing, but he was not recording the words of the saint. He was listening with close attention to the voice that was coming from the throne and then he was recording the answers to the prayers on a scroll. God was decreeing what He intended to do for His precious saint in answer to the heart cry and the angel was recording it all in meticulous detail.

I saw bullet points and numbered sub-points all being recorded and then as he finished, the angel waited for what seemed like quite a pause and then he heard something which I could not make out but I watched him write it down. It was a date of commencement of the execution of God’s decrees over this saint. Then a seal was applied and the scroll carried away to be stored safely.

The saint also closed the book where his heart cry had been recorded and went about his day’s responsibilities. I watched the book as it lay there. It seemed to be vibrating as if it was a living thing and I could see fragrance trails rise into the atmosphere and move heavenward. The book had a warm glow, like a nightlight next to a small child’s bed. I watched as at various times, an angel would be sent to fetch the book and carry it to the Throne room and then the One on the throne would pick up the book, breathe its fragrance and then hold it close to His heart. It seemed to give Him great comfort. Then the book would be returned and through watching this, I realized why the Lord said in Malachi that these ones who feared the Lord would be His jewels in the day when He openly declared them – because the beauty of their holy, surrendered hearts ministered to His heart’s need.

The phrase ‘to whom I will look and have regard’ is found in Isaiah 66. It vividly contrasts a building made with hands and God’s true dwelling place:

Isa 66:1  THUS SAYS the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place? Isa 66:2  For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands.

There is much to be gleaned from this vision. Most importantly, there is such a severe shaking coming to the Body of Christ that the outward structure of what is commonly known as the church will be destroyed. Much change is on the horizon and attempts to reverse the change and return to old forms and ways and familiar outward structures will be fruitless. The character of the shakings will ensure that the church as it now stands will not be able to continue functioning. Moreover, it is the Lord that governs the movements of the sieve and the duration of the shaking. Whether by cosmic events, storms, earthquakes, famines, persecution or the wars of evil men, one shaking will come close on the heels of another and only those who are rooted and grounded in the Rock of Ages have any hope of standing. Those who fear the Lord will not be destroyed by the shaking, although they will probably feel it and witness the outward changes that occur in their lives as a result. They will be witnesses to all outward structure and building of man being dismantled around them and God will be their only shelter.

Paul’s explanation in Hebrews of the reason for the shaking is grounded in an Old Testament scripture:

Hag 2:6  For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land; Hag 2:7  And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.

 The shaking is precipitated in order to bring what is truly precious, the souls of men and women, into the true House of the Lord, the Body of Christ, which is fitly joined together under the Head. This is not dependant on outward structure or the buildings of man. Recently I watched a youtube video called ‘Sheep Among Wolves Volume 2’. It documents the phenomenal spread of the gospel in Iran in these days. It is very moving and I would recommend everyone watch it, as it demonstrates very clearly that without any visible outward structure or building, the Holy Spirit is able to make the Good News of Jesus Christ spread like wildfire, even under intense persecution. Perhaps the church in the West can learn some of these lessons as the shaking begins. The Head of the Body is well able to make it grow with a growth that comes from God alone, without all the machinations of man.

Heb 12:28  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear, Heb 12:29  for also, “Our God is a consuming fire.”

WE must prepare our hearts, Beloved remnant, to be extremely flexible in the days ahead. We cannot cling to familiar ways of doing things, to familiar locations or even familiar relationships. All we must cling to with all our heart and soul and strength is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a safe shelter in all that is coming and HE will never forsake us or leave us without support.

This is one of my favorite verses:

Heb 13:5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] Heb 13:6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?

 

via What Cannot be Shaken…

Quote  —  Posted: October 13, 2019 in Effective prayer, False shepherds/pastors think they are above God's Judgments but they are mistaken, Fear is NOT an option for God's remnant. Be bold in faith!, Uncategorized