"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city." Rev. 22:1-2
This represents how my people are in coming unto Me. Some wait for the Spirit to "fall" upon them. They are like those. The waterfall has come "crashing" down upon them. This place is an "experiential" place for them. They want to stay there and "feel" the force of the water. They would "play" and stay at this area in their walk with Me.
And those in the middle of this waterfall: they have been there for years. Truly, they have there reward---they have been "steadfast" with Me. These people have been faithful in what they have done, but they have stayed there; they have not ventured into other areas of my Spirit.
And lastly, there are those at the top of this waterfall. They have been there where my Spirit has flowed directly from my throne. And in those waters are found the revelations of my Spirit. They have not desired to just "experience" Me, but they have desired to know Me in my TRUTH. Here there is a continual flow of my Spirit. Here the sound of the wind and the mountains, merge into one. Here there are choirs of my Spirit praising Me continuously. There is a stillness and a "hush" in the air here. Take off your shoes, for this is holy ground. This is where the fountain has just begun to flow. My people are at different "stages" in Me. There are different areas in this waterfall in which you will find them. Be like the salmon who swim upstream. They know that their destination is an arduous one. Only a few have made it upstream to their final place. Be like those salmon, and swim up the waterfall. And then you will have found your home, and you will have returned to Me. Come to the top of my Spirit. Come to those waters you may not have already "tasted." Come and receive those things I want to give. And then those things, those revelations, will be given back unto my body. Seek the top of the waterfall where it has just begun to "fall."
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." II Chron. 7:14
"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none." Ezek. 22:30
"I have said that my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and truly, I do want to carry your burdens. But I AM asking that you identify with Me. I want your plans to be mine. I want your hearts to be mine. If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray, then I would hear from heaven. Then I would heal their land. Carry this heart-cry of the Father to the people. Bring this people, this nation, back to Me. No longer be afraid to speak what I give you. There is enough compromise. There is enough giving into the majority. I await my people's plan. Will the church truly be the church? Will it stand up against a wicked generation? As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be today. Take your heads out of the sand. Be salt to this world. Thus would say, the Spirit of the Lord."
"Look all around you, and you will know that all have need of this. Your bodies are mere clay. You are plagued with many weaknesses. But I want to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Truly when you are weak, then you can be strong in Me. Paul asked to have this thorn removed from him three times, but it was needed for him. For this caused him to become more dependent upon Me. You may ask, "Did I not heal him?" Truly, I did, for this was needed for him to come closer to Me. But I say, "Come all of you unto Me." Do not be like this man who waited, and waited, all of his life. Give Me all of your hopes and fears. Come to Me when you are happy or sad. They all come to Me; they are all gathered around my pool. And as my pool is being stirred, so will you too be stirred. Come to the waters at Bethesda. Come and let these waters be filled within you. Then you will be whole and healed; and then, you will be able to go out and help others. They are being stirred, will you come?"
"There are ministries which have begun to grow, and they have "spread" out in many directions. And these ministries will help produce other such ones. The plan which I have for my body is done by reaching out to one another in love. There is a great need for networking in my body in this hour. Older men and women in the faith, can help the younger ones. My plan for my body is to have it healthy and strong. Remember that no branch can abide unless it is firmly rooted in its source. The roots from that plant need to be absorbing nutrients from the soil. The soil can be filled with many things. There may be contaminants which have become part of that soil. Many things can affect how a plant grows: Sunlight is important. Rain is important. Fertilizer is important. Temperature is important. These things are important for the "growth" of a plant. And you need these things to "grow" in your relationship with Me. There are many things for ministries to maintain a healthy "plant." 1. You cannot be isolated from others. 2. You cannot let the standards of the world creep into your doors. 3. You cannot let "prestige" become part of you. 4. You cannot let the love of money become part of you. The plants which have sprung-up near the base, need the help of the other ones. At the base of these ministries there are also weeds which have hurt the growth. Some of these influences have crept into your lives. I have said that you must abide in Me to produce fruit. In order for your ministries to flourish and grow, you must continue to abide in Me. You need to follow all the things necessary in order to maintain a "healthy" ministry. Let the "vine" of my word spread throughout my body. Help each other to grow in their knowledge of Me. Let the net of my kingdom be spread, and let this vine, this plant, grow unto maturity. Then you will know the height, and the depth, and the love of my Son. Then your maturity will prevent any wind of doctrine to effect it. Be as one vine so that unity can come to my body. Then my body will grow into the many aspects which I want."
(The Lord showed me a face which was very old, but very loving and kind, and then an eye, and within that eye, I saw a scene developing. It was as if I was looking into the face of God, and seeing his eye. Within this eye, there was a scene of the Son of Man, Jesus, carrying a cross, and he was being mocked and whips were being struck against his back. He was on the cross, and was saying, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.)
"You see, my son died that you would have life. He came into this world, and was offered as a sacrifice for your sins. He knew who he was, and what he was to do. Many of you do not yet know who you are. You still judge yourselves by the standards of this world. Now consider for a moment, my eagles, how I have told you to fly."
(I saw an eagle, and looked into his eye. The eye was drooping, and didn't have much life or energy within it. Then, I saw a baby crying, and curled-up. The baby was saying, "No I don't want to see it.")
"Many of you have been given visions and pictures from Me. I have shown you things in the Spirit about the present time, and yet, some of you have not wanted to see this. You have just wanted to look at pleasant things, and just hear about these things which are pleasant. I would ask you this, "Is your face always pleasant to look upon?" Are you always looking at the person that you really are? No, I would say, that there are times when you are happy or sad. There are times when you are angry or disillusioned. Who you really are depends upon your relationship with Me."
(Then I saw a small pocket mirror which was being held-up for a person to look at it. The image was foggy and cloudy. An image appeared, and it was of a king. The king had on a crown, and had gems and a necklace on. I believe that this represented us as seen as kings and queens, when we reign with Him.)
"Truly, you do not know who are in Me at this time. You see your flaws, and you live in a world of clay. The image which you see in a mirror, is of a man or woman who is beset with sin, but the time is coming when what is corruptible, will put on the incorruptible. Then at that time, the image of my Son will be perfected in you. Then you will be seen as you truly are in Me. Now learn a lesson from this mirror: Look intently into the things of my Son, and then your image will be of Me. Now you see through a mirror dimly, and then face to face. Now you know in part, and then you will be fully known. Look intently into the mirror, and see yourself as I see you. The cares of this world can cloud the image which you see. This world can cause you to see what is in it, rather than seeing Me. Look intently into my mirror."
The Lord then said: "Inspect the wall to see if it is ready."
"Truly, the wall of my Spirit has been built. Be careful how you would build, for not with hay or stubble is my kingdom to be built. There is a need for in my body to begin rebuilding the walls. Many of the stones which have been used have become loosened and cracked."
(Then again, I was shown the wall, but this time there were several people on the top precipice of it, standing there along the top edge of it. Here I saw a priest who was robed in gold and white, with a tall hat, like would have been worn in ancient times. There were others who stood at various places on the wall looking out from it.)
"The people of my kingdom are there looking out. Be there, and offer right sacrifices unto Me. Offer sacrifices from a true and repentant heart. Notice the walls, for they have become hurt and weakened."
(Then again, I was shown the wall, and this time I was looking at individual stones or bricks within it. One of the bricks was labeled, "tradition," another one was "complacency," and a third one was "ease.")
"Blow the trumpets, for the enemy is coming. Sound the alarm, and make ready; for the enemy is devising an attack. He is planning on entering through the door. I have said that my church will prevail, and truly, it will. But where there are weak spots in the wall, this is where he would attempt to enter in. (Here I saw where the individual stones of "tradition," "complacency," and "ease," had become pushed in, and a vapor or mist was starting to flow through the wall at these places.) The Lord then said, "Watch and see what I will do." (Then the stone which was "tradition," had become the "new wine of his Spirit." "Complacency" has been changed to "renewal," and "ease" has changed to "workmanship." But it is not through your works, but through mine in you. For with my Spirit of "renewal," and the "new wine of my Spirit," and my "workmanship" in you; it is through these new "stones" that my church will stand. But just as it was in the days of Nehemiah, so it is again, for they all came together to rebuild the walls. Let it be a joint effort. Come together, and do this as one man. Then the walls will be strong, and they will stand. Warn the people about the breaches. Be constantly on guard about these "stones" which need to be refilled. The wall must be guarded and inspected. It must remain pure and undefiled. Be on guard, for the days are rushing forward to the day of my return. Do the work that each of you has been called to. Then when I return, my church will be ready. This is not a time of ease, but of working together. Be ever watchful of these things."
"I AM gathering....gathering many of the souls of my beloved. You have sowed, many of you, in righteousness. A great harvest is coming. At the end of the age I will gather all men unto Me. Some will come with Me and live with Me forever, others will be cast into the fire. A day of judgment awaits all. A day is coming when the souls of all will await a decision. All will receive their rewards according to what they have done. It is true that judgment must first be with the household of God. And truly, many of you have gone through various kinds of trials and things to prepare you. These trials have oftentimes, seemed to weight your souls down, but truly, there has been a purpose in everything. With every trial, there comes a crown. And the day will come when all of these trials on this earth will appear as nothing. On that day you will be seen as kings and queens. The mightiest will be he who has believed Me, and persevered to the end.
(Then He showed me a book; the kind that appeared to be like a journal, which was bound in leather, and had a leather strap on it. There was a lot of writing in it, and then it was closed.)
"Each of your lives are like a journal before Me. The things you do, and the words you speak, are written down for all time. There are many things that are being said; some are good, and some are not so good....but I AM recording every deed and every word. What do you want your book to say? Do you want it to be filled with acts of kindness? Do you want the speech to be pure? What will your book have to say? There is the Lamb's book of life, and many of your names are recorded there; and truly you are recorded there. But I want each of your lives to be a book about Me. Be careful about every idle word, for with the heart the mouth speaks. I have a vast library filled with many books. I want each of your lives to be a book and a testimony about Me. The souls of all men lie open before Me. The day is coming when the books will be opened. Some unto eternal life with Me, and some unto eternal damnation. What will your book have to say? Will your books be filled with the things that I long to see in it? Will the speech be pleasing to look at? Be careful what will be recorded in your books."
Travail....travail....travail. When a woman is in labor, she longs for that baby to be brought forth. The womb is ready to give forth. All creation longs and waits for the sons of adoption. This earth waits for my sons and daughters, for this earth will be freed from its bondage.
(The Lord showed me a woman with her feet up in stirrups, as if to give birth. The baby came and it was fine. It was immediately "washed" and dunked into water and then raised-up into the air. Then there were towels given to dry the baby. There were several arms which were reaching out to grab it and take it. Then I saw a serpent, a dragon, come with various heads, who wanted also to take it.)
"This earth has been subjected to futility. After all of the "birth pangs" that it goes through, then it will give birth to new heavens and a new earth. The enemy knows that his time is short. He will do all that he can to prevent the birth of this child. He was there in the garden, and caused temptation to take fruit. He knew of the Son of Man's birth, and his wickedness and deceit is on the up rise. But just as my Son rose again from the dead, so also will my sons and daughters be raised. Just as the enemy's campaign of wickedness is at work, so also is there a campaign of my holy angels. For the battle is continually fought in the heavenlies. New life and new resurrection power will be given to my saints to combat the forces of evil. You would look around and you would think that he is winning, but it is not so. For there are various places and outposts where the battle is being won. I have many weapons which he is not aware of. One of the greatest ones is my word. When things would seem to be hopeless, speak my word. When you do this, the darkness will flee and my light will dawn. There is also a great need of hope in this hour. He would attempt to cause hearts to fall, he would cause hearts to fall into despair, he would attempt to cause confusion, but when you put on the helmet of hope, then you will see that you are winning. And then you will be like Elisha's servant, and he saw that the battle was won. This earth is indeed going through "birth pangs," but it will give birth, and the birth will be glorious. "
(Then the Lord showed me several chains on people's wrists which were set upon a rock, and a hammer was being struck upon each of them; thus breaking the chains in two.) And then He said, "For these I have died."
"I have come to loose the bonds of bondage and oppression. I have come to free those who are in darkness. In many dungeons dark, there are many people who are hiding. They have grown accustomed to these walls for so long. They have been there for so long that they wouldn't know anything different. Bondage and oppression bring a sense of familiarity with them, but I have called my people to be free. I have come indeed, to set the captives free, but there are other chains that need to be broken."
(Again I was shown something from the Lord. This time there was what appeared to be a man who had on a welding mask, and He had a torch in his hand ready to use it. The torch was applied to other chains, and these were being broken, one at a time on arms. I watched as each chain was severed and broken, because the "strands" of each chain were being cut one at a time. Then finally, there was a "clean" arm and wrist, were there once was a chain. It had been broken!)
"Some of these chains have become ingrained for so long that they have become part of your arms. These "chains" have become part of you, and these "chains" have been manifested in many ways. 1. There are "chains" which represent fear. 2. There are "chains" which represent indecision. 3. There are "chains" of confusion. 4. There are "chains" of coldness of heart. 5. There are "chains" of lust. 6. There are "chains" of anger and rage. These are some of the "chains;" there are others, but these are the major ones. The enemy will be held captive by his own captivity. Because he is imprisoned in darkness, he wants others to be imprisoned. Let go of the chains... .. Let them fall.....Let the "chains" of oppression fall. Let the "chains" of bondage fall. Go out and set the captives free; set them free by the liberty of my Spirit."