"But I tell you that hard times are coming. The church in Asia and India has known about persecution; you here in America, have known very little about it. You have your comforts. You are governed safely for the moment, at your borders. But I, your God, have held you in safety thus far. I can take away the safety net. I can take away the wall of protection that is around you. Do you think that your own hands and politics can do this? The time will come when this wall will no longer be there. Many of you do pray for your country. Many of you intercede for her. But it can not continue forever. "
(The Lord showed me a man who was playing a flute. I watched as he seemingly played a "sweet melody on this flute." Then he began to dance and run, as if in a joyful mood, while playing his flute. He seemed very much like the Pied Piper, or even like the mythological person of Pan.)
"You have heard how beautiful music can be played. There was once a story about a man who played a flute. All the children followed him. He had a great following. They longed to hear the beautiful music played on his flute. He was that Pied Piper that legend tells about. America, you have heard the sound of the Pied Piper. It is a song and a melody that you have followed after. But this song, this fantasy, cannot save you. You have put your trust in the false sounds of its melody. What is the music that you should be listening to? I tell you, inquire of Me, and I will tell what that music is. I tell you that it is the sound of discrimination and falsehood. It is the sound of bloodshed. It is the sound of brother against brother and sister against sister. Return to Me and I can change the melody. Then you will see that the Pied Piper has lulled you to sleep. "
PS 18:34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
PS 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
PS 110:3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.
JER 46:3 "Prepare your shields, both large and small, and march out for battle!
(The Lord showed me several who had come before the Lord and they were ready to receive what He would tell them. Scrolls were given to each and placed in their mouths. As these scrolls were placed in their mouths I noticed that they didn't like the taste of them. So then, the scrolls were spit out of their mouths. All or most of those who had come forward were now laying prostrate upon the ground with the scrolls laying beside them. They appeared to be sick and unable to get up. Then an earthen pitcher began to pour forth water, as if to cleanse the ground. Then I saw one of the men who had come forward. I watched and saw that he was blindfolded. He was speaking, and prophesying with this blindfold on, but he couldn't "see." Then the blindfold was taken off. )
"Surely, as I live, says the Lord, there have been many who have spoken forth in my name lately but they have been blindfolded and have not seen what has been truly there. They have only seen what they have wanted to see. They have only spoken pleasant things. Do you think that there are only pleasant things to say in this hour? Surely, I want to comfort and encourage you. But there are many things in my church that need to be changed as well. Consider a surgeon who would attempt to remove a virus or a disease from the body. The infected part must first be removed. Then the body can begin its course again. It is the same way with my church--Remove what has been infecting my body. Just as there are viruses that can be found on your computer, I can remove the infected ones. "
"But I say to those of you who speak forth in my name in this hour, 'Speak forth what I have you to say.' See and speak what I show you. Then my church can be on the road to recovery. "
"All the promises of mine are yours. All my promises are yes and amen. From the beginning that the sun goes up until it goes down, I am watching over each and everyone of you. When the noon-day sun beats in the heat of the day, I Am there as well. All you need to do is stop and listen to Me. Then I will give you wisdom. No harm will come near your tent. All of you with families: Take stock of your time with them. I have given families to you, and they are to be nurtured. Some of you who don't have families, I will be your family. I will be that Father unto you. I will be that mother that you've been missing. I will fill that void. I can bring many unto you. I can create new families. I Am the God of families, and you have an ancient ancestral home. You have Abraham and Sarah. You have Jacob, and you have Isaac and Esau. You have Miriam and Deborah. You have Isaiah and Jeremiah. You have my beloved Son. He is my first born, and I gave him up so that you might have a family in Me. In the innermost womb of a mother I create a child. I hollow him or her out, and I spread my Spirit there. I fill it with wonderful things. Things that cannot be seen. There is beauty to be found there. I can create a poet. I can create an artist. I can create a prophet. I can hollow out any man or woman. And I will fill that place with beautiful things. Things that the world knows nothing about. Things that the world may not see; but the heart knows. And this is the place where you must believe from. There is eternity to be seen in a child's smile. "
"Oh church, it is time to be sensitive to my Spirit. It is time to hear the rolling waves in your Spirit. It is time to take flight. It is time to rise above this earth. It is time to get on the wings of the morning. Then I will take you to places; places that you have not known. New things in my Spirit, would say the Lord. And I will reveal things that are to come. Take stock of yourselves during this time, and then I will reveal what you will do next. "
Ex. 15: 20-21Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing. Miriam sang to them:"Sing to the LORD,for he is highly exalted.The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea."
Eph. 5 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,  always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"For my army now; look now to how you would be clad. For I have given you the weapons of my warfare. I have outlined what this battledress is like. I have outlined this in my word in Eph. 6. But I say that it is time to add to that the armor of singing. Sing and make melody unto Me. Remember the song of Miriam. For the horse and rider were thrown into the sea. It was a victory song; and you are to sing a victory song. "
"The siege has ended for a time. You can make it last longer if you do these things. Remember what I have said and outlined for you in my word. Then the ancient foe will be dispelled. "
 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.  Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: I Tim. 3:15
1KI 7:15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, by line.  He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high.  A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.  He made pomegranates in two rows encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars. He did the same for each capital.  The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits high.  On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.  He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz.  The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.
(Here the Lord showed me someone who was gathering bundles of wheat in their arms. Like what they used to do before there was combines and even threshing machines. I watched as this person continued doing this. But now, the scene had changed and I was looking at a pillar. It was one that was on the end of a huge building, made out of marble. I would see the person gathering wheat, and then simultaneously I would then again, see the marble pillar. I watched as this person who had been gathering wheat, now was doing other "services." This person was helping people with various things. She would give a cup of water to a child. Quickly, ever so quickly, I watched as each scene would culminate showing this person helping others, and then I watched as the "person became the pillar." The very "act" of doing these things manifested the image of the pillar. The scene would shift back and forth, as the image of the pillar began to be filled to its entirety, and hence, was a "complete pillar.")
(Now I saw the entire building, a Grecian-style temple. All of sudden the entire building collapsed and fell to the ground. Then each of the pillars were "walking as it were." It was as if they were to help with the construction of the building and bring it back to its original design. However, each pillar had a flame at the top end of it. They were "ignited" and illuminated. The pillars began to move back and forth and help "rebuild" the temple. It now was virtually finished. Towards the end of its completion I noticed that the entire building, or temple, was "aflame." The flames that had been at the tops of each of the pillars had now ignited the rest of the temple, and it was all "a glow.")
Then the Lord said:
"This is my building; this is my holy temple. I have placed within each of you "pillars," spiritual illumination. I will help you in the "reconstruction design." My building has a certain design for it. Just as Solomon was shown how to build the temple with certain designs, so the temple "not made with human hands," has a certain design. There were pomegranates and certain other designs that adorned my temple. There were various craftsmen who came to aid in this process. The finest materials were found in the region to be used in it. And now, my temple, my church, is to have a specific design. Follow the pattern that I have laid out in scripture. My Son paid the price once and for all. He became that "living sacrifice" and is also the "Chief Cornerstone."
"Many talk about rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem, and that this will be a sign of my soon return. But I say to that, that I AM building a greater temple now. It is the temple of my collective body. As each member does its work, that the latter house will be greater than the former house. It will be adorned with beautiful deeds and works, and everything will fit together as it should. Every temple that has ever been built from the ancient one that I had Moses build in the wilderness, to the great splendor of Solomon's, has been leading up to this final temple. Be a holy temple in Me, would say the Lord. My pillars, be strong and secure in my might. Be ignited for Me. "
PR 22:20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you,sayings of counsel and knowledge,
PR 22:21 teaching you true and reliable words,so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God. 2 Co. 2:17
"Watch out for the dogs, those who misuse my gospel. For dogs have come into the camp. You will know them because they have no regard for the word of God. These are those who "peddle the word." They are like "unwanted salesmen." They offer enticing things to follow after Me. They look for their own rewards and they seek their own glory. "
"There are also those who are divisive in this hour. They seek to divide my body on issues of unimportance. They stir up strife and contention. They are devious in their scheming. In this hour you will find many different types of people. You will find those who truly follow Me. They seek nothing more than to fellowship with Me. Then you will find those who "grandstand." These are those who seek an audience. They follow after their own vain imaginings. They need the audience to feed their egos. There are truly those who speak for Me in this hour. They seek to speak my word to others. My word will go out unto the ends of the earth. It will accomplish what I have set it out to do. Even though my word is misused or mishandled, still it will go out as I intended it to because my word itself is creative and powerful. Speak it forth, for it will accomplish what I have desired it to do. But I say still to watch out for those misuse my word. You will know them by their fruits. You will see the result. So, be wise and be aware of these things. Then you will be like a fortified city. Then your walls will be strong and they will not crumble. There are many out there, so watch for them, my children. "
JAS 4:1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. EPH 4:14 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.
1. How can a church still continue to have apostles and prophets?
2. How can a church be controlled and led by one pastor?
3. Do we look forward to judgment or more blessings and glory?
4. Do I want a church that is perfect now, or one that is striving to be perfect?
5. Is it right and correct to have women as leaders?
6. Following a systematic order in a church setting or one that is free-flowing and spontaneous.
7. Questions about where and how a church people should meet.
8. The need for action and doing things, contrasted with hearing and speaking the word of the Lord.
9. Building-up and working on unity vs. evangelism and outreach.
10. The on-going debate as to when I am coming back for my church.
"These are issues that continue to plague my people. You fight and bicker as though you are "in the world." Are there none of you wise enough to understand these things? Can you not come together for the purpose of understanding these things? I say that it is time to come together. Present your case. Hold seminars and teachings that would be for the purpose of understanding these things. Listen to each other's side. These are not "commandments" to follow but they are issues that continue to bombard my church. I say that it is a time for action. Come together and decide these issues. Then the enemy will be kicked out of the camp. Then you will no longer be children tossed to and fro, but you will learn the way of maturity. "
 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.  This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. Eph. 5
(The Lord showed me a young woman, a bride. Behind her someone was placing on her a necklace, a string of pearls. She then was looking into a mirror to see how she looked. However, her eyes were intentionally shut as to not "see" her appearance. As I looked at her face all that I could see were her eyelids. She didn't want to see what she looked like. Then this scene shifted and the bride now had on a shawl that covered her face, as if she was in shame. Her countenance was different, perhaps she seemed older, like a mother. She came out from where she had been inside and was now out on a balcony. She looked out onto the city and it had been destroyed. Much of it lay in ruin, and the situation appeared to be hopeless, and she was in despair. But now a man, who was her "husband" gently had her look again outward into the surrounding area. Where destruction and ruin had been before, a glorious city was coming down out of the sky. It was beautiful and shimmering in appearance. However, the most interesting thing of all was that what had been a woman who had grown "old" in her years, was now a young girl, a child. She who had been looking out onto the city with eyes of despair and hopelessness, was now looking at this "new city" as a child. )
"This is my radiant bride, and I long for her to be "my bride." Do not be carried away in hopelessness or futility about the earth and its present condition. For it is sometimes just for the moment that things sometimes appear to be cast as they are. Look past all the trials of this earth. Look past the sorrows. Look with the eyes of eternity. Look towards my holy city that is coming down. This city is my bride. For the dwelling of God is "with men." You will be beautiful, my bride, in all that I have provided for you. You are not to be ashamed of your appearance but you are to be hopeful in what you will be. Wear the clothes that I have prepared for you. Your clothes are not to be the clothes of this world. For then you will be without spot or blemish. You are my glorious bride, and I treasure you. You are the sheep of my pasture and you are the people that I love, and everything in this earth is in my hands. "
DA 12:9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.  Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
1TH 5:1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,  for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
"This earth and everything in it will pass away. Everything shows the signs of progress all around you. There is progress in the field of medicine. There is progress in the field of technology. There are advances in science. There is progress in the area of research. There is progress in the field of education. There has been progress in many of these areas. I have said in my word that "knowledge will increase." I spoke and said these things to my servant Daniel. I said that those things that I revealed to him were to be "shut up" until the appropriate time. Much of what I told him has already come to pass. Many of those nations and empires have come to power. But there are still some things that have been hidden. But I will reveal these things to you and disclose them to you. "
"That man of perdition has been hidden for some time now. Many have speculated as to who he was. I have said that he would say "peace" to whomever would follow him. That time is near, and approaches even at the door. I have said that my word would be brought unto the ends of the earth, and so this has been done. I have said in my word that there will be signs upon the earth. These things will continue until I come. I have said that the time will come when you will be hated and handed over to the authorities. You know nothing of persecution until that time comes. I have said that many will fall away from the faith. Many have followed after teachers who have "tickled their ears." I have said that when they say that there is peace, sudden destruction will come upon them. Do not suppose that these things will not happen. "
"I say that it is time, time again to fortify the walls. And then, when these things come, you will not be caught unaware. I have called you all to do my work. Continue to do that work. There will be many advances for my kingdom in the coming months. Continue in this work that has been formulated. But remember what I have told you in my word concerning these things. Continue in the corporate ministries that I've called you to. Surely, there is to be found strength and wisdom in working together. Surely, I will reveal these things to you that I have spoken about. At the appropriate time the books will be opened and they will be disclosed. "