Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Line of Demarcation

I heard the Lord say, "Line of Demarcation". The word "demarcate", according to Webster's Dictionary, means "to mark a boundary; set apart; separate".

Jer.31:39,40 - "And the measuring line shall go out....and (it) shall be holy to the Lord ....."

Zech.1:16 - "'Therefore, thus says the Lord, 'I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.'"

Mal.3:18 - "So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve Him."

Nugget of Gold: I believe the Lord is saying that we have come to a time of great clarity, in which God is revealing the true nature of people and of nations. The Lord has been in the process of "marking" His people, and I believe He is now drawing a clear line of separation between those who are righteous before Him and those who are not. He has already called His people out of "Babylon" (in our hearts, if not in actual life circumstances) so that we might not fall under the judgements that are coming. He has called us to be true worshipers, thus leaving out the outer court of those who serve the flesh (Rev.11:1,2). The Blood Line of His covenant with us will protect our households from destruction (Josh.2:18,21).

The time of decision is upon us. We can no longer "hesitate between two opinions" (1 Kings18:21). We must either choose God or Baal!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Creative Word

Before something comes into existence in the natural realm, it is first created by the Word of Faith! It is first declared and proclaimed. The process begins when those with "ears to hear" receive a Word of Knowledge, a Word of Wisdom, a prophetic word. Inherent in the Word of God is the seed of that which is spoken. When we unite our faith with the Word and speak it forth, the power of the Holy Spirit creates that which is spoken.

It is the Lord's way to first speak (declare and proclaim) that which He has created, and then, once announced, it comes forth into the natural realm (much like a child being born). And so we see that the thing created originated with God, and not with man.

Isa.42:9 - "Behold, the former things have come to pass. Now I declare new things. Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."

"spring" - according to Webster's dictionary, means to come up or out of something into existence; implies rapid or sudden emerging (as in creation or birth)

Heb.11:3 - "By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible." (They were spoken into existence)

Isa.48:3-7 - "I declared the former things long ago, and they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted and they came to pass...Therefore I declared them to you long ago. Before they took place I proclaimed them to you...I proclaim to you new things from this time, even hidden things which you have not known. They are created now and not long ago."

Nugget of Gold: The Lord is doing something new in this season! We must listen carefully to what He is saying to us individually, as well as corporately, and come into quick agreement with it. Then, we must declare, decree, and proclaim that which the Holy Spirit is speaking over our lives, our families, our jobs, our ministry, the nation, etc. When we follow this "pattern", we will see those things which we are speaking "spring forth" into this natural realm.

The Lord is doing a quick work in this day. It is imperative that we hear Him speak and then speak what we hear!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Showers of Blessings

As we turn to the Lord with a whole heart and reach out to Him, He will come to us like the rain. As our soul longs for Him, He comes with Showers of Blessings! And while this is to be our constant posture before the Lord, we are in a particular season of His rain upon our "land". The result is that the seed we have sown by faith will now "bear and sprout", and "the tree of the field will yield its fruit". As we see in Joel 2:18-27, this is a time of restoration and fruitfulness for God's people! This is a season when the Lord is pouring down the early and latter rain for increase and supply.

Nugget of Gold: Stretch out your heart to the Lord. Expect Him to respond. Thank Him for the rains of His Spirit, which will refresh your soul and cause all that you do to prosper. This is a time of advancement in His Kingdom as we rejoice in all that He has done (and all that He is going to do)!

Psalm 143:6 - "I stretch out my hands to Thee; My soul longs for Thee, as a parched land."

Hosea 6:1-3 - "And He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth."

Isa.55: 6;10 - "Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.....For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout..."

Ezek.34:26,27 - "And I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing. Also, the tree of the field will yield its fruit, and the earth will yield its increase..."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Claim Your Inheritance!

We have now entered the Jewish New Year, and according to Chuck Pierce, one of the chief hallmarks of this season is "occupying your inheritance".

I have just returned from my father's funeral, and I found myself thanking the Lord for His blessings and kindness and also claiming the inheritance that the Lord has for me and each member of my family:
  • My Mother, according to 1 Peter 3:1-6;8-12: The blessing God has for her because of 63 years of submitting to Dad with a humble, gentle spirit, keeping the peace and creating a harmonious home at all times. She truly is/was a "Sarah" to my father's "Abraham", showing him honor in all things and at all times.
  • Each of my 5 Sisters and 1 Brother, according to Eph.6:1-3: The blessing of a long life and of it being well with them because they have always honored their father and mother in both word and deed.
  • All of my Father's Household: Salvation because of the faith and prayers of my great-grandmother (on my father's side), who undoubtedly sowed the seeds that resulted in my father's salvation, as well as the rich spiritual inheritance that has been passed down through the generations.
  • My two children: Thanksgivings for their own inheritance, both spiritually (on both sides of the family), and materially through their father's family.
  • Myself: As my father's first born, the double portion inheritance of the first born upon the death of one's father. Even though I'm a female, I know that in the Lord, "there is neither male nor female" (Gal.3:28).

Nugget of Gold: Claim your inheritance! Let the Father reveal to you all the "riches of the glory of His inheritance in you" (Eph.1:18). Enter into your inheritance by faith. Stand as a Priest for the members of your family and claim their inheritance as well. Stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf as you agree with Him and declare and decree His promises.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day of the Witness

With the advent of the Jewish New Year this week, I believe the Lord is saying that we are entering the season of His Witnesses. The pattern for this can be found in Revelation 11.

Nugget of Gold: God's Witnesses will be those who dwell in the sanctuary/tabernacle, whose hearts are completely His. These will be true worshipers. Those in the "outer court", who walk in the flesh and not in the Spirit, are excluded from this company.

The Lord will grant great authority to His Witnesses and they will both prophesy (proclaim and decree what He is saying) and perform great signs and wonders. This is because the Lord Himself will "bear witness to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands." (Acts14:3).

There will be a constant flow of fresh oil (the anointing) from the throne for this company of Witnesses, and the Lord will protect them from the power of evil. They will be clothed in humility and will not "love their lives even to death" (Rev.12:11).

The season we are entering will be a foreshadowing of the Great Tribulation. God has chosen and set apart beforehand those believers who will be Witnesses of all the things that He is doing in this hour (Acts 10:39-41).

Isa.43:10 - "'You are My witnesses', declares the Lord, 'And My servant whom I have chosen....'"

Isa.44:8 - "Do not tremble and do not be afraid. Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Staple of Wisdom

I heard the Lord say, "staple". Webster's Dictionary defines this word as "the sustaining or principal element; source; place of supply; a chief commodity or production of a place."

Prov.24:13,14 - "My son, eat honey, for it is good. Yes, honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is thus for your soul. If you find it, then there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off."

Nugget of Gold: We have entered a time when the only thing that will sustain us is God's Wisdom in every situation and each aspect of our lives. God's Wisdom is our only source of supply and the chief element of our existence. Rick Joyner, in his recorded vision "The Quest", describes Wisdom as a Person, the Third Person of the Trinity. In this vision, the Holy Spirit manifested His presence in such a way that each decision and each step of the unfolding battle was made with His counsel. So, too, do we need to cultivate an active relationship with Wisdom Himself so that we will assure our future (and that of our loved ones), and our "hope will not be cut off" prematurely in the days ahead.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Clouds and Glory

I heard the Lord say, "The clouds are hiding My Glory."

In Texas, we're in a time of intense prayer and fasting for the Glory of God to come into our midst. This is in response to a vision that Chuck Pierce had in May (this year) of the Glory coming to each state in our nation. God's Glory is a manifestation of His presence, and so we are crying out, not only for visitation, but for His manifest presence to remain in our midst.

Moses had a similar desire, and we see him cry to the Lord in Exodus33:18, "I pray Thee, show me Thy Glory!" God responded to him, and in Exodus 34:5, "And the Lord descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the Lord."

Exod. 24:15-18 - "Then Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. And the glory of the Lord rested on Mt. Sinai, and the cloud covered it....and Moses entered the midst of the cloud."

Exod. 20:18-21 - "And all the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. Then they said to Moses, 'Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, lest we die.' And Moses said to the people, 'Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.'

"So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was."

Nugget of Gold: Only those with the heart of Moses will see the Glory of God! He will reveal Himself to those who hunger and thirst for Him, whose hearts have been sanctified by the working of the Holy Spirit. Those who love Him are also known by Him (1 Cor.8:3), and He will gladly answer the heart cry of those who press in to seek His face and who desire to know His ways.

To the casual Christian, however, His Glory is "hidden in the clouds." These are the people who are content to stand at a distance and let others (the pastor, the prophet, etc.) hear for them and announce God's words. Fear of man, rather than fear of God, rules in their lives.

But, there is still time to "seek God while He may be found; to call on Him while He is near!" (Isa.55:6)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Untold Treasures

I heard the Lord say, "Untold Treasures". The word "untold", according to Webster's Dictionary, means "vast; too great or numerous to count; not told or related; kept secret."

1 Cor.2:9 - "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man. All that God has prepared for those who love Him."

2 Chron. 32:27 - "Now Hezekiah had immense (vast) riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones....for God had given him very great wealth."

Proverbs 24:3,4 - "By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established, and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."

Nugget of Gold: It is God's wisdom that will produce the wealth that is coming to His people, the "untold treasures" that have been held in reserve for this time. The wisdom of the world has failed, BUT, "Wisdom has built her house" (Prov.9:1). Those who walk in God's wisdom will receive and be trusted with this great wealth. This wisdom is hidden from the casual seeker, as well as the powers and principalities (1Cor.2:7,8). It is for the mature in Christ (1Cor.2:6).

We have entered a time when the full administration of God is being brought to light, "in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in heavenly places." (Eph.3:9&10). We have entered a time when we must receive God's instructions for every decision we make and every step that we take. As we do this, our every need will be met; but most importantly, there will be an abundance for the work of the Kingdom in this critical hour!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Grace to Gather

I feel the Lord is saying that we are entering the new "field" that He has prepared for us. The Holy Spirit has led us to a new "land of our possession", both in the spirit and in the natural. He has called us out of Egypt - out of the past, with the old ways of thinking, acting, and securing provision for the present and the future.

Deut.11:10-15 - "For the land into which you are entering to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from which you came....(it is) a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it....He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine and your oil."

Ruth 2:7;12 - "Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves."
"May the Lord reward your work and your wages be full from the Lord....under whose wings you have come to seek refuge."

Matt.13:39 - "......the reapers are angels."

Nugget of Gold: The Lord is sending His angels ahead of us to reap a spiritual and a natural harvest. The angels are co-laborers with us. Pray for the Lord to send them forth to reap the souls for whom you have been praying, as well as the provision that you require to do the work of the kingdom. Know that you are working with His angels as you gather in your fruit. He has promised to give you "great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill....vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you shall eat and be satisfied. "(Deut.6:10,11) There is grace to reap and to gather a great harvest if we are in the "field" the Lord has appointed to us!