10. By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13. his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. I Co. 3
"Remember in ancient times that man strove to reach the heavens. He built a Tower of Babel that would reach high. Many people worked together in this effort. In the end I brought confusion to them so that they couldn't go any higher. "
"Dear people of God, the same thing is happening today. There are movements today that would enable man to reach to the heavens. A structure can easily fall unless its foundation is secure. "
(The Lord showed me the ground where a building would be started. Here a trench was dug for where a foundation would be laid. It was dug perhaps 3-5 feet deep and I noticed that a wheelbarrow of rocks was being taken out so that the trench was clean and smooth inside. Then came the concrete and there was rebar set inside of it. All was in process, but it seemed that this foundation would be laid correctly, and would serve as a footing for a great building.)
"Those involved in this movement must be aware of the great need for a firm foundation. I have given great wisdom for those who are working in this ministry. But I say, do not glory in your wisdom or in your strength in building this thing. Remember how the Tower of Babel fell. There was a king who stood in the midst and told the people what he wanted them to do."
(I saw a king dressed in royal clothing with a crown, and he stood amidst the platform of a high building. He looked out to the crowd and was giving a decree or orders for the construction of a great building.)
"There are some of you who are like that king. You would strive to reach to the heavens. I say to you, to be careful how you are to build. "
(Again the Lord showed me a building. This time it was finished and was beautiful in appearance. It had gold turrets and seemingly great charm and appearance. At the very top of this building, there was a gold turret. Here a man was sitting down and appeared to be proud of his achievements. He began to blow a great horn or trumpet. As he blew the entire building collapsed and fell to the ground.)
"In this building, I say to be wise in the choice of stones that you are using. Let them be the stones that I would give you and not the stones of your own making. Remember how the Tower of Babel fell. Be a wise master builder and know how to lay out your plans. Remember that I hold the blueprint for the design of this building. "
2. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. 3. The seas have lifted up, O LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Ps. 93
"A journey is simply a journey. It is a process, and although there is a destination, the journey is what "takes us through."
(The Lord showed me the back of someone who was lying on the edge of a cliff. As I was watching this person and the cliff, I noticed that something was released and dropped below. I looked towards the bottom of this cliff which was on the edge of a beach, and was filled with various rocks and other debris. My attention went back to the top of the cliff again, and I noticed this object which had just been dropped below. At first it appeared to be a bubble, a very small one, then I noticed that it must be a single drop of water. This was released and it fell below and hit the ground where the beach was. It moved across the rocks and approached the water. As I continued watching this single droplet of water, the ocean rose to a great height and embraced or took in, this drop of water. Thus what was once a single droplet of water had now become part of the great ocean itself. Waves rose and fell, and the ocean currents swelled, as this single little droplet of water was carried along in its journey.)
"My people, you are like this drop of water. You were once alone and by yourselves. But you have become part of the great ocean of my love for you. As my Spirit takes you through "many waters" know that my current will take you through. This great ocean will take you into eternity. That is the destination. For now though, the journey will continue in its course. "
"Now my apostles have come, and have laid a firm foundation. They have established my truth in the form of doctrine. Some have truly been wise master builders, for they have built upon the Chief Cornerstone of my Son. Some have helped pioneer new churches and ministries for Me. Some have truly been a father to many. But some have fallen into the temptation that they are the head over everything. There is one head who is the only head and is the father, and that is my Son Jesus Christ. Now is the time for these two ministries to work together in unison. For I have said in my word that my church would be built upon the foundation of my apostles and prophets. Both need each other. For a builder must know where to build and must have a vision for it. Neither one is more important, nor is one greater than the other. Can my lions and eagles work together for Me? Survey the building together and check the foundation. Are there holes or fissures there? Nothing can be built any higher unless this is done well. Know when you need the help of each other. When my revelation comes, then you my apostles will know how to put it in to effect. This way I'm making you both dependent upon each other. Now when these things are laid, then the building can begin. Do the work together as one man for my kingdom. "
"What is it that needs to happen in my church, you may ask? Flesh needs to step down and Spirit needs to step up. These will help usher my people into my presence in a greater way. No longer will just one man run the show in my house. For this is the time for my collective body to be doing its work. I call forth my limbs and the rest of my body to come forth from the background. I say come forth....come forth into your appointed destinies. As Ezekiel prophesied unto the bones, I speak unto you. "
(The Lord showed me a whirlwind. This "wind" went around and around very rapidly and as it did, I saw an arm begin to form, as the "wind" continued to spin in this way. The arm formed and this arm held a sword in its hand. From the midst of this scene, there was a face that appeared; uncertain at first, but it rose and came forth from the ground. At first it appeared to be half-formed as if there were parts of it, like a rib-cage, with bones, but then it rose up from the ground. The surface or "clothing" of this person seemed to be sparkling as if the "clothing" was "new life" for it. The Lord also showed me an hour glass which had sand in it. The sand had already nearly almost run out. I also saw a dark cave and in this cave there was an arm which was holding a sword.)
"These bones are my people, and these bones will come forth with new life. They are my people arrayed in my clothing. My army is made up of my people, a people who have given their lives up unto Me. In this hour, this hour, they will come forth in my name. Come forth from your deserts, and come forth from your caves!"
1. I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. 2. He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit. 3. "Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. 4. What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad? Isaiah 5
Then He said: "A dove was sent out from the ark to search for land, and a dove is now being sent out unto the ends of the earth to search for fruit. My Holy Spirit has been searching for fruit, and I have found little of it. All I see is barrenness and emptiness. I AM sending out my dove again, and I AM asking it to return unto Me with something."
(The Lord now showed me an apple which was on a tree. At a first glance this apple appeared to be beautiful and fully ripe and good. But as I continued to look at it, I was shown what it looked like on the other side. Here it was very ugly and decaying. This side of the apple was brown and was rotting. Then I was shown an entire section of an apple tree. I noticed that the inside of each of the apples was "cored-out." Insects had eaten out the inside and had left the outer shell of the fruit. I was also shown a grape vine. Here as well, the grapes were very damaged. There were insects crawling around the grapes and the leaves, eating the fruit. I noticed several large ants crawling around them, as well as spiders and other insects. It was not a beautiful thing to look at.)
"This is the state that much of my body is in. You have been given much in the way of spiritual gifts and anointing, but much of it has been for show, and your fruit has been found wanting. "
(Again the Lord showed me some fruit, and this time it was of some very luscious grapes. They were dark purple and were fully ripe and were beautiful. There were large clusters of them, and their vines had wrapped around a fence post. )
He then said again:
"There are some of you who have produced fruit and it is very beautiful to behold. I ask you to produce fruit after your kind. I asked Adam to be fruitful and to multiply upon the earth. This applied to repopulating and to bringing people upon the earth. But even more important than that in being fruitful and multiplying, is to yield fruit in your lives and to show good character because of this."
(Lastly, the Lord showed me a banqueting table which had all kinds of fruit on it set upon various platters. There were people sitting on either side who were ready to eat.)
"At the marriage supper of the Lamb I will have fruit which will abide and will last forever."
Isaiah 61 1. The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. Is. 9
As I continued to watch this scene, I noticed that there were people out in the ocean, and some had their arms out trying to catch the beam of light that shown from the lighthouse. They appeared to be desperate in their attempts to catch this light as it spread outwards across the ocean.
I now was shown a small town or village, and it was empty with no one to be seen. The windows were shut and the street was empty and devoid of any life or activity to be seen.
The Lord then said:
"This town was empty until a man came to bring them this light."
I now saw a huge bell which was ringing. It swung back and forth, seeming to let everyone know that something important had happened. Then I saw a very large angel who was standing, and was blowing a horn, and said:
"Awake oh town and village, for the good news has come. For the people who have lived in darkness have seen a "great light." Bring Me your sick and those who have need from Me. Bring Me your lame and those who have diseased limbs."
Then I saw hundreds of people who were walking in a line, some had been on the beach next to the ocean, and some had come out of the water, and they were all bent over with their burdens and their plight. Some had children they were pulling in wagons. All of them, who were many, came into the town, which was still empty and void of life, and walked up the hill which was at the edge of town. Here they continued until they came to where the lighthouse was. Here then, all had gathered. All of them sat down in chairs in a circle. In the middle of this circle was a single bud or plant, and as I watched, it grew and grew into a most beautiful plant and rose that was incredibly high. Then in the midst of this circle, there was a fountain and it spread forth its spray up into the air and the people around it. In the distance was cut a channel of a river, and this river came rushing downwards towards the crowd of people and filled the fountain full, and this was a continual fountain that was fed by this raging river.
The Lord then said: "I will tell you the meaning of this." "The town represents the state that much of the world is in. They have barred their doors and the light has not been able to come to them. Those in the ocean who were trying to "catch my light" represents how you can get "caught-up in something," but that I AM always there to save you. My bell which was ringing represents that I have come to proclaim freedom and liberty to all. For my light has come and I will bring my light to all who would receive Me."
(I saw a man who was clearing a pathway in the midst of a forest. He was dressed in a coon-skin hat, and was dressed like one of the early settlers. He was walking from place to place, lifting a rock and clearing the way to walk.)
"And this is the way that many of you are today. You have found yourselves in the middle of a vast forest. You have become entangled in the affairs of the world and the surrounding area. You have felt like you are lost and you don't know where to go to next. But there is a way out and I Am that way out, would say the Lord. I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one does comes through Me, except through the Father. "
"Many of you have chosen a way that I have not chosen for you. Have I not said that I will make "level paths" for you? To be sure, it is a "narrow way" and not a wide way, but remember that I go before you. I strike a trail for you in the midst of your journeys. "
(Here the Lord showed me a man who was walking along a precipice. As I continued to watch, I noticed that the scene was of a huge dam, very much like Hoover Dam. This man was walking along the very edge of this dam, where the embankment of concrete went down several hundred feet below. He was very high up, and it was a very difficult place to be in. The next scene was one of the Great Wall of China. Another person was shown to me who was walking along the very edge of this wall. Now, I know that there is a road to travel on across the middle of this great wall, but this person seemed to be walking along the very edge, on the stones which were set there on the top of this wall.)
"Remember that there are "safe roads" to travel on as well as very treacherous ones. Do not venture into areas that are unknown or unfamiliar to you. I will provide a way and I will make it safe to travel on. I AM the pioneer that goes before you and strikes that trail. So do not be lost in the midst of your "wanderings."
1. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
3. Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6. nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9. If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the LORD, who is my refuge--
10. then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
"My wings overshadow you, and my wings enfold you. You who sit in the shelter of the Almighty are indeed, sheltered. What is there in your life that you would find shelter in? Would it be a home or a business, or a wife? I tell you that the only shelter that can truly save you are my wings. For I AM the Most High, and those who dwell with Me dwell under the shelter of my wings. From morning until noon, my wings are a shelter from the storm. "
"The terror that comes at night, or at noon-time, will not come near your tent. Nothing will harm or destroy you. The pestilence which will come upon this earth will not harm you. Surely a time is coming when this earth will be judged. The mountains will quake and the seas will rise. There will be "unrest" seen upon many on this earth; and there will be many things which will cause these things to happen in their lives. But those who dwell with Me under my wings, will be safe. "
"Why would you seek another? I AM the Ancient of Days. My wings can encircle and enfold many. I created this world out of nothing.....Can I not hold the inhabitants under my wings? Eagles have wings, and so do various birds of the air. For it was to my delight to have them fly in this way. And it has been told that: "Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, and they shall mount up with wings as of eagles." And surely, you shall mount-up. But remember, all you who soar with Me, to soar "under my wings" as you soar. Be held in the "pinions" of my grace. Be held in my "captivating" Spirit. Soar with Me and fly with Me. Then the mountains will not "quake" before you, and the seas will not rise in their tumultuous fury. Dwell under the shelter of the wings of the Almighty. "
14. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Eph. 4
The Lord then said:
"There are things blocking the passage-ways of many of the ears. Many are not able to "hear well" from Me because of these things. An ear has the potential of being a very useful instrument. Those who know of its importance use it well, but many cannot hear my voice. This is where it becomes very important for hearing Me "rightly." Many have "preconceived" ideas of what I AM saying. They say in their heart, 'This is the way He has always spoken.' To say this, is to be prevented from hearing Me. It is SO important to know my voice. It is something which will guard you and protect you. "
"To be able to "see" is indeed, very important. But without your ears, you cannot hear about what you "see." Much of what prevents many from hearing Me well is from the many voices of this world. There are "voices" from the television. There are "voices" from the radio. There are "voices" all around you. To be able to hear Me, you need to be able to find that place, that quiet sanctuary, where I can speak to you. It is not something which happens right away, but over time, you can develop your ears. How else will you know what I have for you?"
(Here the Lord showed me someone who had begun to walk or step in a certain direction, and seemed to be undecided as to which way to go. They started to move their feet, but were uncertain.)
"Otherwise you will begin to walk in a direction which you do not know. Then you will know the path that I have laid out for you. You will hear my voice saying, 'This is the way to go.'
"So I AM saying that it is so important how you hear...Then you will not be easily deceived, or misled. It is becoming more and more important how you "discern" the voices around you. Do not easily believe everything you hear about. Remember that satan comes as an angel of light. There are already many of your brothers and sisters who have been misled by his devices. There are many "strange and unusual" teachings which are abounding. Do not get "caught-up" in these things. Do not adhere to the teachings of angels. Worship the Lord your God and Him only. Many have been deceived by "ministering spirits," and to be true, they are fallen angels. Seek Me and you will find Me. Surely, this is the time when every "wind of doctrine" can easily mislead my church. "
10. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11. so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Is. 55
'It is important to know that ALL have fallen short of my glory, would say the Lord. From the least of you unto the greatest, this is true. It isn't anything that any of have done, but it is the working of my Spirit in you. If you have been given a gift, or gifts, it is not yours alone, but it is for the benefit of the body. There are many of you who still hold on to the idea that it belongs to you. You are merely vessels. You are my instruments. "
"Consider how water flows from a facet: It does not flow of its own accord. It needs someone to turn the knob. Once I turn on the knob then the water will "flow." Once I turn the knob off, the water "stops." You cannot do this, but only I can. Many attempt to say things in My Name without first having the water "turned on." There is no "life" in these words then. I will turn the water on though, and it will "flow." It will flow from the mountains and the streams; it will water the land below. It will bring forth "new life." Instead of the thistle and the barren ground, the myrtle and other trees will flourish."
"So I say, do not do these things of your own accord. Come into my presence. Come to those "living waters" which ONLY I can give. They are Spirit and Life. They are not found in the frame of man. They are not found in your own abilities. For we do not speak from "human wisdom," but in words taught by the Spirit. Imparting these truths by My Spirit, would say the Lord. This is the secret which the world does not know. This is the "mystery" of Christ. It is that He is in you. So without Him in you, then you are nothing. So, come to those "living waters"---come to them. Do nothing from the pretence that "you alone" are the one doing it. Otherwise, it will be "dead" and without "life."
"If you do these things then you will come to the mountain. You will see the need for a lost and dying world. You will look upon the land below and see that it needs to be "watered." Then my word will accomplish that for which I desired. "
19. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. 20. "Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. 21. They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands. 23. They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them. Isaiah 65
"The time is coming for the Son of Man to be made known unto all flesh. I want to make myself known to the many who do not know Me. Many have heard about Me, and many have heard stories about Me; but I long in my heart for ALL to come to know Me. "
"This generation will come to know Me in a different way than any have ever known Me before. Those who know Me intimately will help others to know Me in this way. All day long I hear the cries of a lonely people. They seek to find life's answers in things other than myself. Why must they seek these things other than Me? Why do they look for their answers elsewhere? Because many of them have not been told about the riches that I can give them. For there are riches that far exceed the riches of this world. To be sure, I have come to give life and that more abundantly--and I intend to give my abundance to all who would come unto Me. To pour out my blessings, and to extend my lovingkindness, is what I desire. I long to give my love to this world. I long to manifest my glory in my sons and daughters. I long to create a heavenly temple in each of you. I long to see a kingdom of priests; where the earth will reign with Me and I will with them. "
"Surely it is time for the sons of glory to be manifested upon the earth. All creation has been groaning and waiting for that hour. For the chains will be broken. The lame will walk again. The deaf will hear. The blind will see. Surely I will manifest myself upon my sons and daughters. In times past, men would come to see the wisdom of Solomon. But surely, I would tell you that a much greater thing is here at hand. For my glory will be extended from all corners of the earth. A child will live out his days. Old men and women will enjoy the fruit of their hands and their labor. Surely, that day will dawn. But even now there is a mighty wind of my glory to come. It will come like the torrents of the rain. It will burst upon the scene. Surely, the rivers will flow with my glory. It will flow from the young unto the old. Grab a hold of my garments and you will come with Me into glory. Surely I will cause a royal feast in my name. I have spread out a banqueting table. I offer the choicest meats and foods. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!"