August 4, 2005:
The urgency I sense to bring forth new worship revival fire is greater with each rising sun. God's children are stirring, restless, hungry. There is much change going on in our church bodies. Turnover, reassignment, promotion, demotion, cleaving and confusion. ..
I hear the Lord saying this: For your houses are covered like sheets on a bed. Comfortable to those who peer from the outside, but things are not in order. Your covering is not in the right place. Your people are cold and lost and without shelter within their hearts. Those who have left or are leaving are wandering in the desert with a burning fire in their souls. .. looking... searching... wandering for the oasis in their dry deserts of shifting sand. For once there were robust houses that held new believers and filled them. Thus the timing has passed for the newness of My Word. I am demanding my people to look beyond the Sunday notes and do the work for themselves. For how long are you going to be spoon fed and dependent like a mewling to its mother? For when are you going to crawl out of your crib and learn to walk, then run, then fly? I have been waiting, waiting, waiting. For what? For you to sit at my feet and tell me how to run your life as how you wish to see it run? Nay, say I, the King of Kings the Lord of Lords. I have equiped you with everything that you need to make your story, your song, your preaching. Nay have I every taken away a good thing from you but I have sheltered you from receiving that of which was bad and ugly and perverse. That say I, you have not taken up my life jacket that I have thrown to you again and again. Love and mercy everlasting.. grace and patient am I. But my child, I have more for your hands to to do if you should only just open up your eyes and heart to hear. Your days are numbered, just as I know every hair on your head. I have traced every contour of your body and I am intimate with your thoughts. Do not forsake the teaching of the young or old, for with simplicity comes fire, for with wisdom and age, comes insight and steadiness. Get up! Get up! Get up! Get out of your death clothes. Why are you still prostrate? Haven't I answered you? Have you been listening? Do you not trust in the One that you love? Get up! Get up! Get up!
I am further discerning an embrace from the Father for His children who are hurting and under the thumb of their circumstances. The impression I have is this:
Little one, do not cry, for yours is the most tender of hearts. I have much for you to do. Sending, going, receiving. If you do not spend time in My Words, then how will you see the path? How will you see where your destiny lies? Stir idle winds. Blow like a spark catching the breeze and lay fresh revival to those who wait and seek and do. Get up! Get up! Get up! For what you are beginning to see now is only the seed of what is to come. Take heart, as Mine is not of tribulations met by injustice. Those who truly seek My face will be rewarded in heaven and on earth. Those who are your aggressors will not escape My sword of correction. Those who come in sheeps clothing will be met with fire that is not without scars and consequence. Walk above reproach. Keep your temples Holy. Run from all things evil. Return to me lost little one. Know that I AM GOD. Know that I am here, wherever you are, whatever you do, whatever you have done. Nothing is beyond My forgiveness.
Let us all remember that whatsoever the Lord puts our hands to do, He will surely provide the resources and the way. This "theme" continues to eat in my belly.. pounding... pounding... calling victory! WHATSOEVER THE LORD PUTS TO OUR HANDS TO DO, HE WILL SURELY PROVIDE THE RESOURCES AND THE WAY. Whatever the situation is. No matter what it looks like on paper, STAND and get the victory that you have already been given at Calvary! Start THANKING the Lord for what He's done, whether you SEE it or not. For there are many things we do not see. By faith we see, not by sight. Put on your heavenly eyes.
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:1-5