BE ENCOURAGED BY THIS WORD
By Pieter Kirstein
sharing a personal word, which the Father gave to me 8 years ago about my own prophetic journey with Him and everything has been playing out exactly as was prophesied.
sharing this word because I know others will be encouraged by it, as they see the Father's love and attitude towards His suffering children.
Pieter, Hear the voice of the Lord unto you this morning,
“I have never lifted My hand from you My Son, nor has My eye ever been off you. Yes you have felt the harshness of My hand, but it has also been the hand that has lifted you from your pits of despair. Remember that you heard My calling you as a son of
My Kingdom. You responded to the call to lay down your life. Yes you had the power to pick it up again, but you could not leave the Glorious realm to which I had opened your eyes. You are in great travail, but I see that travail.
I watch you, and care about your every circumstance. Be assured that you will come forth a new and perfect person. There is a moment of
perfect time for your birth. You will not be premature nor will you be still-born. You will come forth as My strong and mighty one, a captain and chief of My New Day. You will have the wisdom I gave Solomon and you will speak Life into corrupt creation. Thunder
will proceed from your mouth and beams of lightning will proceed from your hands. This is your calling Pieter.
on this and your mind will be turned from the pain. You will not need forceps at your birth for there is an ever increasing excitement and yearning to be born and serve Me. You can feel this. You know that the time of birth is drawing nigh. I am your obstetrician,
and will thwart the enemy at your birth. Think on these things My son, this is your calling.
I know your needs and I hear your cries. You are lonely and wonder
if you have heard me correctly. Yes you have. My working is to perfect you and bring you forth into the earth to reveal My Glory for the Bride. Do not even consider that you have been deceived. The enemy is planning to devour My sons when they appear from
the womb, but his plans are already defeated. He only deceives himself. Eat the prophetic word I release for you, for it is as your nourishment and it will comfort and sustain you. You are not alone. My blessings will follow. It is My plan to bless your end
better than your beginning. Be patient My Son, for it shall come to pass.
The gold of Ophir will be brought
to you. I will open up channels of blessing that you never even thought of. These things will follow and you will be wondered at. People who have seen your days of mourning will see your days of abundance and joy, and will know that only the Great and Mighty
one of your salvation has visited you.
Pieter, I have seen your pain. It is not unknown to me. I have
seen it. I have felt it. I have wept, for I love you. Life here is not easy. It has never been for there is a spirit in the air which is not Mine, looking to destroy. There will be pain. There will be suffering. Look at My Son! And yet, if you will let Me,
I will take all these things, which can seem horrible beyond comprehension and I will use them to heal. I will turn them into good and this goodness will not just last a moment, day, week or even a lifetime.
The goodness I will bring through it is for eternal effect in your life and the lives of others. There is no end to this good effect! There is nothing so destroyed that
I cannot restore for I AM the Lord. No other can do what I can do for I AM the Lord and there is no other. What people break and wound and injure, I heal and restore. Scars may remain as long as you walk this earth, but I will restore in a way that goodness
comes forth like a flower in the desert. I know it is hard where you are and not what you planned, but I am asking you to worship Me from that place. Will you rejoice in who I AM, reminding yourself of all that I AM and declaring My promises?
If you do so, your reward will be immediate and great. First, I will write My promises on your heart just as I have engraved you on the
palms of My hands. No longer will you forget Me just as I do not forget you. My promises etched on your softened heart will give you strength to endure in hard places. You will see Me and I will pour out My joy on you and through you by the power of the Holy
Spirit, though it may not make sense in this place. And My joy will be your strength. Joy is not happiness and to be happy is not the same as joy. Happiness is for happy times. Joy springs up like a gurgling fountain in unexpected and dry places and where
it flows cannot be stopped by circumstances.
This is because joy is from Me alone! Joy is the fruit of
trusting in Me, My Way, My purpose, and My promises through everything even when what you can physically see, taste, hear, feel and smell seems to fly in the face of it. Joy is a gift from My Holy Spirit to you. It is a kiss of My love to help sustain you
– if you will receive it. You must choose joy even as you must choose to trust. You must choose to look at Me and believe what I am teaching you and especially when you are discouraged and it doesn’t make sense. Then your joy will be complete and
you will be strong in Me. And My peace which surpasses all understanding will flood your mind and heart. Oh, how I love you! Oh, how I long for you to understand how much I love you! My love for you cannot be contained, cannot be stopped and is never ceasing.
I AM the Lord God! I dwell in heaven and on earth. I created all things.
I have no need to suffer and
yet I did – willingly through My Son – all for love of you!!! Do you understand yet? I entered into suffering though innocent because I love you so much. I know your shortcomings –your sins. Nothing is hidden to Me. I saw you before you knew
I AM and I have known every thought you thought was hidden and still My love does not stop. I AM waiting for you truly to receive My gift of forgiveness. I AM waiting for you to forgive yourself. If I, God Most high, who knows all can forgive you, then why
can you not forgive yourself. Do you not know that from east to west, from infinity to infinity, I have forgotten what I have already forgiven?
All you had to
do was ask and I wash it away and remember it no more! Stop listening to the condemning voice within you and beside you. By the power of My Name and what I have done on the cross for you, command it to be silenced and be gone! It is not Mine! Yes, I want you
to leave wrong behaviours, attitudes and mind-sets behind because I know the freedom and blessing which awaits you in My will and Way. But I do not condemn you! I wait for you to turn, ask Me to forgive and become free! Understand I am waiting to forgive and
wash away all that burdens you. Come to Me again and again when you are burdened and I will remind you, what you have asked has been forgiven and I remember those sins no more.
It is My great delight and I am waiting to do this for you. Ask Me. Ask Me. I am faithful. And never forget, I will not leave you – ever. Though you may choose to walk away from Me, there is nothing you can do to cause Me to stop loving
you. I AM LOVE and it is not in Me to be able to stop. I cannot. I will love you infinitely, unconditionally and forever, whether you decide you desire to love Me and be with Me or not. Your choice will be respected! But My love (and My grief to not have you
with Me if you choose another way) won’t stop.
I yearn for you for I created you for fellowship
with Me. Never forget that I have great, redeeming purpose for you right where you are. I waste nothing! If you are in a dark place, what better than to be My Light! Let Me shine through you! Seek Me and let Me use you there to reach many, many others with
my redeeming, freeing, joy-filled Truth! Rest in Me where you are. Know you are not forgotten. Worship Me. Pray, asking Me for what you want. I will hear you. My child, know with certainty that in your darkest moments, I am with you. I say again, I will never
leave you or forsake you. Trust Me! Don’t turn away…turn toward Me. I am asking you to trust Me now though it is hard. Lean on Me and not your own understanding. I am faithful. I am faithful! Seek Me with all your heart and watch how I will comfort
you. I will use all for good. I will use all for good. Have you heard Me yet?
I will use all for good.
You will see My restoration and know it was Me and it will be greater, higher and broader than you could ever imagine. Hush now, My child. Be at rest in Me. Receive My peace and sense how I am pouring My peace which surpasses all understanding out over you
by My Spirit as a river. Soak in it. Let it refresh you and consume you, filling you to overflowing. I am showering you with My love, singing over you My songs of love, joy, forgiveness, understanding, healing, redemption and restoration.
These are My promises to you! Feel My joy in you welling up. It is My gift to you! It will be My witness to others. And it is for My glory
that you would be blessed. Rejoice! I am showering You with great love! Rest in Me. Continue to rest. Revel in who I AM in the quiet of your soul and let Me sing to you of your beauty to Me, comfort you and bring you even more joy in the morning.
THOUGH YOU FALL SEVEN TIMES, YOU WILL RISE AGAIN
By Deborah Waldron Fry
hear this in the Spirit:"Though you fall seven times, you will rise again. I will always bring you back up where you belong.
The Time of BREAKTHROUGH HAS COME.”
Many people feel like failures. Everything in the
media points to our imperfections, inside and out. Even those of you filled with the Spirit of God. You feel like you have not "measured up" to what God "expects" of you. But this is a lie of the devil, Child of God. The Spirit of God dwells in you. Your Abba
Father sees you as perfect through the Blood of the Lamb. You are His Beloved Child, the Apple of His Eye. Be encouraged today. See yourself as God sees you. You will rise up on wings as eagles. You shall renew your strength in the Winds of the Spirit! There
is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
"Beloved, I know that at times you feel that you are failing Me. Whether at work or at home, with family or friends, or in the company of your brothers and sisters in the
Lord. But you are not a failure, Beloved. I give Grace to the humble. Though a righteous man falls seven times, you will rise again. You will rise in My Strength, My Child, and not your own. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.
"The Letter of the Law demands that you be perfect, but Grace knows that I have perfected you through the Son once and for all time. I am your Abba Father who picks you up when you fall down. I am never disappointed in you. Though an earthly
parent may forget you, I will never forget you, You are engraved on the Palms of My Hands. Know this, My Child, you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you.
"Though you fall, you will not be overwhelmed, for the LORD
is holding your hand. You sit in a Place of Honor, Beloved. No one can move you from your Place beside Me. I have raised you up and seated you with Me in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. You are not a failure, Dear One. This is a lie from the enemy.
" There is only one thing required and that is to believe in the One Whom God has sent to save you. I have declared that you are MORE than a Conqueror through Him who loves you. I am WELL ABLE to keep you from stumbling and to prevent you
FAULTLESS before the Throne of Glory! There is no therefore NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus! My Love has conquered all!
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom you cry, "Abba! Father! I am your GLORY and the Lifter of your head!
"Look no longer at your imperfections, Beloved. You are perfect in Me. For I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Look up, My Child. My Smile of Delight is shining down upon you. JOY shall permeate
your soul. Rejoice, My Grace has made you WHOLE! The JOY of the Lord is your strength. And so it shall be.
"Your are free to be who I have ordained you to be. You have been set free from the snare of the fowler! Be free in your mind,
My Child. The snare of condemnation is broken, and you have escaped!
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!”
free, Beloved! The Time of Breakthrough has come! Fly high in the Spirit, for your flesh will no longer control you. I have set you FREE from condemnation and into the Freedom of the Son! Whom the Son sets free is free indeed! Fly high, My Child. The devil
no longer has a hold on you! I have commanded your victory this day! Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts."
"For a righteous person falls seven
times and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of disaster.”
"Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, for the LORD is holding his hand.
"Blessed be the
Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! 7We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! 8Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
"Now we have this Treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but
not destroyed.10We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body."
"He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.”
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.”
"But this Man (Jesus), after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,
13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has PERFECTED FOREVER those who are being sanctified.”
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are
in Christ Jesus.”
"God made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved! 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms
in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
"For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set
you free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the righteous
standard of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not
let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.”
"For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!”
"Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord
before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen."
Waldron Fry is with Destiny
ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate
on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
THE FOUR GOSPELS IN CONTRAST WITH THE PAULINE EPISTLES
[part 3 of 4]
*____In such scriptures as Mark 9:23, Jesus said, "All things are possible to him
____Again He said to His disciples in the midst of that storm on the sea, "Oh thou of little faith; wherefore didst thou doubt'" Mark 11 :23, 24, " Whosover shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken tip and cast into
the sea ; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. "Therefore I say unto you, all things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
____"Why didn't Paul urge his Epistles people to believe He urged the unsaved to believe on Christ, but he never urged the Church to believe. That confused me. I wondered why, for I remembered that all of our preachers and evangelists and teachers have
told what we might do as believers if we only had faith.
____Then I saw the secret. We are believers. We are the Sons of God. Eph. 1 :3 declares
____"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with every spiritual blessing."
____We are in the Family. All that the Father has and all that He wrought in Christ, and all that Christ is, belongs to us. We don't need faith for a thing that is already ours. The thing for
which I must have faith is something that I do not possess. I Cor. 3:21 declares,
____"Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours."
____Whether Paul gave you the revelation of it or Peter or John,
it makes no difference.
____They unveiled simply what belongs to us. Now we can understand why our modern preaching in regard to faith has been almost destructive. (I wish you could read my book "The Two Kinds of Faith." That will illustrate
what we are talking about more fully.) Paul's Revelation gives us a perfect Redemption.
____Eph. 1:7 "In whom we have our redemption through his blood, the remission of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace." Notice the
tense here. Not, we may have it if we have faith enough; no, "In whom we have (now) our redemption through his blood,"
____We have "the remission of our trespasses." The Greek word does not mean "forgiveness," as it is translated; it is
"remission." That comes always in the New Birth.
Spiritual Junk Food
By Greg Laurie
“The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple”
Not long ago I read about a personal trainer who was in perfect shape. He ate the right foods and loved to exercise. But most of his clients were overweight, and he couldn’t really relate to what they were going
To better understand their struggles, he decided to intentionally gain 70 pounds. He started by changing his diet. Instead of his usual healthy food, he ate fattening foods. It was exhilarating to him because at first there was
no difference in his body. He still looked good.
But then he started to notice some changes. First to go were his abs. Then he started getting flabby. He found that his blood pressure was going up, and he was tired all the time. He felt
lethargic and depressed.
To me this is a picture of what it’s like in the Christian life when we start going in the wrong direction spiritually. Instead of nourishing ourselves with the message of God's Word, we fill our lives with
spiritual junk food.
We all have those moments when we stumble, when we trip up, when we make the wrong decision, when we think that wrong thought and need to repent. When this happens, we need a spiritual reboot. We need to be revived
The Bible tells us, “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7 NLT).
If you want to be a growing
Christian, if you want to produce spiritual fruit, then you need to be a Bible studying Christian.
As believers, we are either progressing or regressing. We are either going forward or going backward. And the moment we stop our forward
momentum is the moment we begin our backward regression.
Stand Up And Praise Him
By Lisa Great
Sniper attacks; sudden hits; out of the blue situations; the enemy always hits below the belt without shame or concern for how it affects you. You don’t see it coming; you might not have done anything to warrant it; all signs that this is an attack
from the enemy. But why would he just wail off and deck you? Because he is the devil and this is what he does. If you are marked and known as one of God’s children, the enemy sees you as a target of his attacks. Being able to see the source of the spirit
behind the attack is important, for Paul says in Ephesians 6, our battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, principalities and powers in heavenly places. This is more true right now than any time in my life on earth.
Roe v. Wade was overturned, which means Moloch’s blood supply has been cut off, this will irritate the enemy in ways we do not even fully understand. The Georgia Guidestones (which were a demonic altar) has been destroyed.
The Bible is clear that when you tear down the enemies altar he is not happy, just ask Gideon. People around the world are waking up to the agenda of the enemy operants on earth and they are pushing back. It is time to start watching some International news
to see how people have begun to rise.
Oh the enemy hates push back, because the Bible says, resist the devil and he MUST flee from you. Righteousness is exalting nations, the enemy’s defeat is manifesting on earth
and so if you feel sucker punched by the enemy I do not want you to take it personally.
Whenever Jesus cast out a demon, it would shake, convulse and throw people to the ground as it came out. It is no different
right now, we are experiencing deliverance as nations right now and the enemy is being cast out, henceforth, why we feel a shaking.
It’s all really good news, for Psalm 60 says, “O give us help against the
adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain. Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.” God is doing this, so we can sing, praise, rejoice, and thank God for He is setting us free from our adversary. The attack
is not personal its the residue of a defeated enemy. Stand up and praise Him, He is worthy!
"9 Reasons to Receive the Holy Spirit's
By Helen Calder
He Is Your Fountain
God is coming to the dry, the thirsty and those who need replenishing. And if you are someone who pours out
to others, the Lord has a refreshing drink for you—not only a little, but an abundant outpouring! His promise is this: "The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed" (Proverbs 11:25 NLT).
wants you to know that He is your continual source of life. He alone is your Fountain, the One who quenches your thirst.
A New Sound from Heaven
Recently, I had a podcast chat with Kate Smith of Catch the Fire Ministries.
As I listened back to it, one sentence struck me: "Learning what it means to drink of the Holy Spirit...was like coming home.”
I was reminiscing about a time in 1994 when I felt God was calling me to write down a message from Him.
Little did I know that I was about to hear a new sound from Heaven—and that it would change my life, because leading up to that moment, I had been very low.
The psalmist described my condition well when he said: "As the deer pants
for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God... My tears have been my food day and night..." (Psalm 42:1, 3 NKJV).
Finally, the day came when I kept that appointment with God. I sat
in the upstairs room of our temporary accommodation with a small notebook. I heard Him say: "There is more—much more—than you have ever known. You have yet to drink of My presence.”
A few days later, my husband Malcolm
was chatting with a friend of ours who was a pastor. He shared that the Holy Spirit was moving in a new way in his church. We heard that many people were healed, filled and finding new joy in their relationship with Jesus. That day, I didn't write anything
down in my notebook. I just got down on the floor and cried out, "God, I must have more of You!"
The following weekend, we visited our friend's church and I went forward at the altar call to receive prayer. While there, I felt God's
presence in a tangible and fresh way, and I left filled "...with joy inexpressible and full of glory" (1 Peter 1:8 NKJV)!
9 Reasons to Receive the Holy Spirit's (Continual) Infilling
The Holy Spirit is symbolized by
water throughout the Bible, especially water that's poured out, whether in the form of a river, spring, fountain or rain. And the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity—God present with us, in His anointing and power! Just as water is essential
to life, the imagery of poured out water speaks of God's presence as our life source.
Below are nine benefits and reasons to receive and continually flow in the Holy Spirit's infilling:
1. God Has a Gift for You and
"Thirst" speaks of our felt need for God. Isaiah wrote, "For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your children."
(Isaiah 44:3 NLT)
So, if it feels like you or your family members are in a "parched field" right now, reach out to God. For this is a promise of a generational outpouring.
2. You Are a Partaker of Eternal Life
Jesus encountered a woman at a well and said, "...'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, "Give Me a drink," you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water'" (John 4:10 NKJV).
Bible, water speaks of salvation and eternal life (see Revelation 22:17). But we do not need to wait until eternity to receive the benefits of this life-giving flow, for it is available to us right now.
3. God Will Baptize You in the Holy
Jesus declared: "...'Anyone who is thirsty may come to Me! Anyone who believes in Me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, "Rivers of living water will flow from his heart."' (When He said 'living water,' He was speaking
of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in Him...)" (John 7:37-39 NLT).
The outpouring He spoke of took place on the day of Pentecost, and ever since, it has been available to each of God's children (Acts 2). Now you are the "anyone"
Jesus speaks about!
4. You Can Live Out and Give Out of His Overflow
Jesus described the movement of the Holy Spirit through us as being like a river. It is the nature of a river to flow continuously. He sent His disciples
out, saying, "...Freely you have received; freely give" (Matthew 10:8 NIV).
Then later, when Paul wrote, "...be filled with the Spirit," he used the Greek verb "be filled" in the continuous present tense (Ephesians 5:18). This gives us
a glimpse of what is available to us in our own life with God. For as we freely receive, we can then live out and give out of His overflow.
5. You Will Be Fruitful as You "Abide in Him”
Experiencing the Holy
Spirit's flow is not a passive posture, and not one that we should take for granted, for Jesus is our continual source of life.
In John 15, Jesus likened Himself to a vine and His followers to the branches. A branch grows and bears
fruit because it receives life from the vine in the form of sap. As Jesus emphasized, our part, like the branches, is to "abide"—to stay. By doing this, we are actively engaging in our connection to Him, and bearing fruit comes naturally.
6. You Will Encounter Joy in His Presence
Real joy comes from our life with God, for in His presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11).
The psalmist says this of God's people: "They are abundantly satisfied with
the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light" (Psalm 36:8-9 NKJV).
7. Jesus' Righteousness Will Satisfy You
spoke of being satisfied with His righteousness: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6 NKJV). Of course, the transaction by which we received Jesus' righteousness is located in the past—at
the Cross! But still, we can continually return to this truth, partake by faith, receive, drink and be filled. And sin cannot intrude while we are rejoicing in a feast of righteousness!
8. God Has Appointed a Harvest for You
One promise God made to the Israelites about their future territory was that it would be watered by rain from Heaven: "...but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of Heaven" (Deuteronomy
Today, this can be your expectation—that the Holy Spirit will water any location or position you occupy. Then it will yield an overflowing harvest!
9. You Will Work from His Strength
But what if we continue to "give out" for God, without ever having a posture to receive from Him? On that day in 1994, I stood at my chair, realizing there was one thing I needed to pray. It was this: "Lord, I repent of doing Your work in my own strength.”
Right there was the source of my brokenness and disillusionment...and the doorway to joy.
Perhaps you can also relate to this. If so, hear the loving and joyful invitation from Jesus once more: "Come to Me and drink!”
"I Give Drink to My People”
We live in such a time right now where the Holy Spirit is coming to the dry, the thirsty and those who need replenishing, with a new sound from Heaven.
"...I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen" (Isaiah 43:20 NKJV).
This also is my prayer for you—that you may discover what it means to be filled with Him NOW, and yet live
in the joyful quest for more.
By Helen Calder
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
“A Counteroffensive is on the March”
By Susan O’Marra
I was sitting in the living room today and the Lord spoke this statement to me: “A Counteroffensive is on the March.”
I was surprised and did not know what that meant. So,
I went to Dictionary.com to look it up:
1. An attack
by an army against an attacking enemy force.
Origin of Counteroffensive - First recorded in 1915-20; counter + offensive
Then the Lord spoke more on this:
that has ever been written or spoken of by Me is already in motion and will continue to be until the very end. The enemy knows this and seeks to nullify My Words to cause men to lose their faith in Me. My Words cannot fail, for My Words created everything
that was, that is, and that ever shall be. I know every plan of the enemy! My angelic forces are always positioned ahead of the enemies plans and I am at work all around you!
Do not look around you and wonder or be in fear about
the times that you live in. Know that I am working out My Words and My Will through your generation and through every day that unfolds; and you are to continue to believe in Me and look to Me for your help in every trial, circumstance, and situation. You have
all the help you need. Let your heart and mind rest in this fact, and you can trust Me that I know what I am doing.”
“My angelic armies are on the move and the effects of their movements are just beginning to be seen in your
day, as they are not limited within time as you all are. I am active and alert and am performing My Words and I watch over everyone of them. I do not sleep concerning you, nor do I fail in My purposes for you. Do not try to fix what you think is a big mess
or what is broken. Know that I am indeed working around you and as you do, the final results will be what I have determined for you to be.
Can you rest in that fact? Can you trust Me with your results? Will you leave
your complete care in My Hands and within the boundaries of My Plans? My angels know what to do on behalf of you. As you continue to agree with Me, my angels can move around you on assignment freely. Trust fully in Me! Rest fully in Me! My angels only know
“In every battle there is a saddle. You can abandon it when it gets hard and get down and quit, or you can stay seated within Me confidently and ride through into victory. I wrote your scroll, your earthly
role. I have everything that you need, and each day I will unfold it My way. Will you trust Me with ‘you’? You cannot fix you, nor those around you. I know what to do in every case. Will you trust in My choices for you? Will you stay in My seat
with Me? Do not worry needlessly, have confidence in your future with Me! The seasons of battles will come, but I am the Faithful One! Remember, I dwell within you, and I am for you, and I am always with you! Things that I have ordained will unfold as you
continue to be bold and to obey My instructions. Do not try to steer your course, but stay yielded to Me, for you will have the victory in Me!”
“My Counteroffensives are in play and know that in your lives I shall
have My way! Things are never what you see currently being played out around you in the earth, but the Truth will always unfold as you have been told. You are never alone. The angelic forces are all around you and they know what to do on behalf of you.
Do not fail to trust Me as I make the necessary changes in your lives, for your course is going to change as the battles will surely rearrange. The final outcome will surprise you, for I know better than you the things that indeed
belong to you and that pertain to you in your course. Be faithful to what I have given you to do and continue to look to Me all the way through, for My timing for you is true!
My Peace will stabilize you and I will
guide you into a clear view. Declare My Words in every place that I send you to and watch as My Angels are on assignment with you, and what I have written and what I have spoken will surely come to pass. Have no fear this year, for I am making things clear!”
Jeremiah 29:10 For thus says the Lord, When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you and keep My good promise to you, causing you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have
for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
By Susan G O’Marra
The Image Of His Glory Ministries
FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
FROM "PEOPLE PLEASER" TO "GOD PLEASER"
Words of prophecy:
*____In the "understanding" of many of
My children, being a "pleasing" child to Me constitutes a striving [through self-effort] on their part to gain My approval and acceptance. Is it not written, It is ONLY faith that pleases Me [Hebrews 11:6]? Therefore,
I say to you, My beloved children, stop striving in your OWN strength and understanding, and simply put yourself in a position to hear the voice of My Spirit - on a daily basis. As you do this, I will reveal My heart to you - and, in revealing My heart to
you, I shall give you a clear revelation of My Will [and My great love for you] [Romans 5:5], and that is what you will affix your faith to.
Because of these things [and as you continually
seek to be empowered by My Spirit in all things] you shall be found to be "abiding" in that place of being a pleasing child to Me. It is certain that I love each and every one of My children no matter what they may do or say - but, again, it
is ONLY faith [working through a perfect love for Me - and, therefore for others] that touches My heart in a very special way.
...."He who has My commandments [gained
a revelation of the Father's Will] and keeps [remembers, exalts, honors, magnifies, does] them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to
him ...."If anyone loves Me, he will keep [remember, exalt, honor, magnify, do] My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode [have living and ongoing communion] with him [in
the "inner chamber"]".... John 14:21, 23 NASB
____We all have to make the transition from "people pleaser" to "God pleaser". That is, be found seeking and gaining a revelation of the Father's Love and approval [acceptance
of us in Christ] rather than seeking the praises and approval of "flesh and blood". It is simply a transition from fear and mistrust [unworthiness etc.] to an absolute faith and trust in a revelation of the Father's
faithfulness and goodness.
...."For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of
Christ".... Galatians 1:10 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we proclaim that we are "God pleasers" not "men pleasers" - for we find ALL of our approval, acceptance and sufficiency
in You - and You [and Your Word], alone! And we declare all of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory! Amen.
____...."But by His [the
Father's] doing you are [already] IN Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB
This is for All people in the whole world . . . :
King James Version (KJV)
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out loud:
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but
have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord.
I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with
eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.
The Word helps in casting down vain imaginations that exhalt itself above the knowledge of the Lord. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ. To use a reading plan, just visit the daily reading page to see your daily reading.
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