But I would say, if you would look inward, you would find that there are many things that are lying there. For unfulfilled desires can oftentimes lead to bitterness. Fear, and anger, and slander--these things reside in many of my servants. In a furnace there is great heat, and this great heat is used in forging metal. If you would consider that many things are brought to the surface at extremely high temperatures--the dross from silver is removed, and many impurities are then seen. So it is in your spirits; these things are brought to the surface. Acknowledge that they are there, and let Me, through the use of the Holy Spirit, extract them. I am the Great Physician, and the skill that I have, can probe into the deepest spot or blemish.
During this season, let Me do this work. Your hearts are open before Me, and I see everything. Let Me do the work at this time. Let Me use my instruments, and rid the body of these things. Then you will be ready for the things which are coming. Otherwise, you will be limping into battle, and the enemy will have taken advantage of these things. I have said, that "To everything there is a season." This is a season for Me to rid many of you of these things. The next season involves the authority I have given unto you. Each season is dependent upon the other one. You see this in nature, with the budding of new growth, to the display of its leaves in Summer, to the shedding of these things in Fall, to the final death and rejuvenation of these things again during Winter. So...let Me work with you during this time, and purify you."
And these are some of the lies:
1. One of the lies is that you must have entertainment in the church. This has caused many to go after the spectacular. The spectacular has to do with a circus-like mentality. Then this becomes something of showmanship.
2. Another thing is that the word has been diluted. Many have tried to change the "truth" of the word.
3. Another lie is that you must continue in your "works" in order to be saved. You are saved by believing in Me. Yet I desire a people who will do "good works" for Me. Eph. 2:9--"Not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
4. Another lie is that some think they are better than others. Because of the gifts of the Spirit and ministries, some have become elevated in their own minds.
5. Another lie is one of isolation. By separating yourself from the body, then you become "off-balanced."
6. These lies add up to six. The sixth lie has to do with world dominion. Some think that a new order will replace the old one. That the power given to them, will cause them to have dominion.
I tell you that my kingdom will be a kingdom of my peace and order. The doors of my kingdom will always remain open. Nothing unclean or foul, will be allowed to enter in. Be wise to the schemes of the enemy. Know that greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Know that the battle will be won. In the meantime, keep ALL of your armor on. Intercede for those in need. Train yourselves for battle, and know that the weapons you use are not carnal, but they are spiritual, and they are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. The enemy of your souls knows that his time is not long. So his plans are to divide you. If you know that this is his desire, and you make every attempt to keep the bond of peace, and pray for unity, then the battle is yours. So my body, my church, be wise to these schemes of his. Then you will be established, and the plans I have for you will not be thwarted. Be ready for what is to come. For surely, I will bring my church into the things I desire for her."
So, when I am increasing my power and my anointing, know that it is for the purpose of being dependent not only upon Me, but on each other. Listen for my voice, for it will guide you into ALL things. Listen...for I will speak, and guide, and comfort."
And then I will show you a beautiful tree. This tree is my body coming into full display. For a tender branch came out of the ground, and it gave forth new growth. And I watered it and gave it nutrients. And I gave it sunlight, and it became taller. Soon its branch became stronger. It put forth new growth in many directions. It became a beautiful thing to behold. Soon men were hacking at it, and then, the enemy came and attacked it. But the tree became even stronger, and many newer branches were formed. I tell you, my prophets and apostles represent my growth. My children, you have been hacked at, and the enemy has attempted to distract you. But you are a necessary part of this tree. There are some who would say, "You are not part of this tree." But I tell you, that I have intentions for the development of this tree. It is a unique one, and one in which its branches can go in many directions. So do not fear or be dismayed, for this tree will develop as I purpose it. And then you will behold the old decaying tree, and you will see that the newer one grows over it; it provides nutrients for its soil. Soon there were found nests in this newer tree, and eggs giving birth. There will be new things, and new birth coming forth. And behold, a strange and beautiful thing--out of these eggs will come forth new plants; for they are birthed in the branches of this tree. Behold and look upon my body. It has grown tall and spread in many directions. It has become a place of refuge for the weak and weary, and its branches extend a canopy over it; and then its fruit will bring forth many things. This is my body--my beautiful body."
My church, do not look at temporal things, for the grass withereth and the flower fadeth away, but the word of the Lord will forever stand. Look beyond the things which are coming. Seek that city whose walls are the city of God. And then you will stand with Me on that day, and the memory of what was before, will not come to mind. Know that a time is coming when sorrows will have ended. Former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind, but new things will be forthcoming. I tell you , that these new things are already coming. I know the beginning and the end, for I AM the Alpha and the Omega. I dwell in eternity, and you too will dwell with Me. Everything is racing towards the final hour upon this earth. But that is not the end--that is only the beginning. Yes...there will be a great battle which is fought, and yes...there will be a falling away. But past the circle of this earth, I stand waiting, and I will reign and come back. So, will you be ready for the King? And will you welcome Him and give Him glory?
During the Summer months, perhaps you had other opportunities. I spoke about many things concerning this world--the ugliness of sin, the swift judgment of my hand upon this nation, and my glory being manifested on my servants. Have you remembered everything which I have spoken? Do you remember my cry of those who walk the streets? Do you remember my instruction about gifts and callings, and how you don't need to be so concerned about, "What is this called, or that?" Much has been said about the coming judgment, and some of you are like carrion waiting for these things to happen. You would say, "Let us see the devastation and the blood spilled." I tell you that you will be counted with them if you do not change your hearts.
So, just as the tree sheds its leaves, I'm asking you to do this. I'm asking you to shed your prejudices and look inside. Remember that I've said, "To everything there is a time and a season." This is the time to remember all that I've said. This is the time to ponder ALL of it. This is the time to listen to Me more closely. This is the time for your trees to sink their roots down deep into my soil. Remember that all of nature prepares for this time. You need to gather all the words I've said, and store them safely away. The winds will blow, and they will bring many things into your rememberance. Think and prepare about all of these things, and then you will be strengthened and ready for what lies ahead."
My servants, my prophets, continue on down this road. I will be there as the ever-burning presence. I will show the way. When the next step seems like it goes off into nothing, then step out into faith. This is my road; follow it where only I have trod. I will be there as a burning presence. Stay on it, for it will take you where you should go. And then the sky will be filled with my eagles, and each in turn, will alert his brethren, and the candle will be lit, and the way will be shown."