JER 20:9 But if I say, "I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,"his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
(The Spirit of God showed me a man who was carrying heavy things upon his back. When I continued to look at them I noticed that they were scrolls. Each of these scrolls were then laid down on the ground beside him and were stacked. They were stacked as a wood pile would be. I then watched as he took a trumpet and began to blow it, and out of the trumpet came smoke that went up into the air. A scroll came out of the trumpet and was unfurled onto the ground. I heard the Lord say, "Write the vision down and make it plain on stone tablets." The scene changed and now I saw a furnace. It seemed that the scrolls were being thrown into this furnace and I wondered because they would surely be burned up. But I watched and saw an anvil and noticed that the hand of the Lord was beating upon a huge hammer. With this hammer He was shaping and molding various pieces of metal. Each piece of metal was unique and different. It had its own individual shape and contour. On this piece of metal then was a message that He was beginning to give to His servants. )
"Behold my servants have carried a heavy weight. Many have carried around the messages I've given to them over the years. I AM now reshaping a new type of message for you. This message is being shaped in the furnace of my kingdom above. These messages will burn with the heat of my affliction and of my glory. Many of you have been afflicted in many ways. But I will take those afflictions and I will use them for my glory. Let that messages that you carry be shaped by my hand alone. Now, let Me blow upon the embers of these scrolls. "
(Again I was back to the scene above, and I noticed that the Lord held a scroll in His hand. Every part of it was on fire. At first the edges were as of embers, and then all of the edges were turned into flames. But the central part of the scroll, the message itself, was not. I watched in amazement at this, wondering how the scroll itself would not be burned up.)
"I have set my messages a flame now for you to carry. Carry them and do what I've asked you to do."
 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15
"From sunrise to sunset I see you doing my will. I see you loving each other. I see you serving each other. I have told you that "when you do it unto the least of one of these that you do it on it unto Me." ALL that you do in this life unto Me is important. There are not great achievements. Remember my role of being a servant. Remember how I washed the feet of my disciples. You are to do the same. Talking to a child is as important as giving a great sermon. You are all on level ground with Me. But the differences rely upon function. You all have different functions. The greatest one of you must be servant of all. But what does it mean to be the greatest? Great in the eyes of the world is not the same as in my eyes. And to be successful in my kingdom is not the same as in the world. Have I not chosen what is not great in the world? Not many of you were of noble birth. Not many of you are CPO's of some great company. But my Father has chosen the weak things of this world to shame the wise. But you are not weak. You are strong in Me, would say the Lord. And when you are strong in Me and you take on the form of a servant, then you surely will do great things. "
"But where is the philosopher of this age? Where is the great debater? I tell you that I ask you not to lean upon your own understanding. I've asked you to be like a child in these things. There is a great wisdom that comes when you identify with Me in these things. But I would have you to go further. I would have you to be no longer servants, but to be my friends. The servant does not know what his master is doing. But if you are my friends then you will know these things as well. Then I will give you ALL things my people. I will give you rich robes to wear. I will give you the sun and the rain. I will be there to go before you. "
"During this time in history there is much fear and uncertainty. You need to know my will more than at any other time in your life. So, I've called you to be my friends. Be my friends; be intimate with my every desire. Then when trouble comes you will be safe from the storm. "
"Be my friends."
ISA 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
HOS 8:7 "They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.
ISA 2:4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
"Why must the innocent die? From time immortal the innocent have always died. This world is filled with the bloodshed of the innocent. In the name of "justice" these things will always happen this way. My justice will reign on high. My ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts. As the heaven is higher than the earth; so are my ways. "
(The Lord showed me a set of balances. I continued looking at it and noticed that there was artillery on one side--cannons and various other forms of weaponry. On the other side was food. There were various bowls set on the scales. There was a bowl of soup and other types of food and also some clothing. I noticed that the scales were seemingly balanced with these two opposite types of extremes.)
"There is a balancing beam. It is the balancing beam of food and compassion for the hungry and military strength. This is how my justice is perfomed. But remember that the time will come when you beat your plowshares into pruning hooks. But before this time of peace comes there will be wars that will be fought.
"My kingdom will be peace."
PS 57:8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
PS 81:2 Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.
NE 4:10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall."
"In the midst of the unsettling of this ever-present crisis, I will be there. The nations hold in a balance before Me. There is a great unsettling as these things come to a head. I trained David's hands for war. He was a warrior, but he was also a musician and a poet. In the midst of these trying times play your music before Me. Bring your harp. Play upon your tambourines. Enter into that holy place and play your music unto Me. For the sounds of that sweet music will rise like healing in the morning. They will go out like a dove. Remember that David played his harp before Saul. Saul had a tormented and a despondent spirit, and the sound of his sweet music lifted his spirit. "
"Sing songs before Me, my people. I will give you peace from the storm. You will find rest here with Me. Even though the smoke still rises from the ashes, it rises to Me as the prayers of your people. I will take all these prayers and hold them close to my heart. You have been wounded but I will heal you. You have been cast down, but I will lift you up. Bring the minstrels before Me and sing a song. Sing the song of rebuilding. "
SS 2:4 He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
EX 17:15 Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner.
PS 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
PS 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
"Come here with a true and a repentant heart. Enter into that secret place. Come to my altar for I have prepared a table before you. I have prepared a table before you There are the choicest meats and fruits. There are the choicest vegetables. Come, eat and drink. Here you will find sustenance for the days that are ahead. Sit and refresh yourself before the long journey that lies ahead. I tell you that the journey in the weeks and months ahead will not be an easy one. There have been rumors of many things. There have been many things planned. Look to Me in the long haul. Pace yourself as a runner would. But go in this race with your banners held high. Sing before Me with your tambourines. If you sing praises to Me in the midst of the storm then the storm will not appear as dark as it seems. The sky above will never appear totally dark to you. Even in the midst of the battle the warrior sees light ahead. Even on the battlefield there is light shed in the midst of them. Look for that light in the midst of the storm. My light can only shine in the darkness around you. Keep it lit now as never before. Keep the light lit in your cities. Keep the light lit in your homes. Keep the light lit in the midst of your enemies. When the lights go out then the real darkness is seen. Without a world filled with my light it is truly a dark place. But you can be my lights in a dark world. Shine forth your lights from the east to the west. Shine forth your lights from the north to the south. Be united my people not under the banner of patriotism, but under the banner of my light. For my banner over you is love. Thus would say the Lord, the one who is the banner of love over you."
 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. 2 Co. 2
PR 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
1CO 3:10 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.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.  If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,  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.  If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.  If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
"Lift the standard for your nation. Let everyone know that you are strong, my people. Not strong in yourselves, but strong in the belief that I will see you through. I will see you through this war. You fight a battle that has been building for many years. It has been building in the hearts and minds of evil men for many years, but good always triumphs over evil. This siege has brought on some good things for you as a people. You are now united more than you have ever been. Your name is the United States. But in the past there have been factions and splinters of many things. You now have a single goal. That single goal has been to rid yourself of this evil. But when all returns to normal, what will your goal be then? Will you return to business as usual? Will there still be your own evil upon the streets? Will there still be your own "wars" with each other? Let this great tragedy teach you a lesson. Let it teach you what is important in life. Let it teach you about the sacredness of life. Let it teach you that you cannot be strong in yourselves. Let it teach you that I AM your STRONG TOWER. When all comes crumbling down in your own worlds, then I will be that strong tower that you can run to. "
"You will rebuild as a nation but be careful what the mortar and the rock is. Be careful what your foundation is. Engineers know about what the "weight that a building can hold on top of it. What kinds of things will you "build" with Me now? What will your ministries be built with? Be united in your goals. Work together as one man. Then the buildings that you build on earth will be stronger as well as your own ministries. Remember that the work that you do is work onto Me. Then those buildings will stand. "
PS 9:16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.Higgaion. Selah
PS 72:2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.
PS 103:6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
ISA 28:6 He will be a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
PS 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
"You are mine, you are mine, would say the Lord. Even though there have been the blackest nights. Even though the air has been filled with the dust. Even though your cries have gone on up to Me, and have gone on up without an answer, I have heard every plea of help. I have heard every cry that has been uttered. "
"Believe Me when I say that your nation has been weighed in the balance. It has teetered in this balance from side to side for a number of years. It will not utterly fall to one side though. I hold the balance in my hand. I hold you people, in my hand. I have gathered my angels, as I have said. Out of the midst of the rubble and out of the midst of the dust, I will breathe on this people. Am I not a God of mercy? Many of you have many fears. Many of you fear a war that would break out. This nation has been tested. Join together in Me and see what I can do. "
"There is a song, a song that is being played. It is the song of Rachel crying for her children. I say, protect your children. They need your security now more than at any time. They need to know that there is a shelter from the storm for them. When disaster comes, protect your children. "
2CH 18:16 Then Micaiah answered, "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd, and the LORD said, `These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.' "
 Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes?  Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? I CO. 14
1JN 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.  They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
"I have said that in the last days these things would arise. They have come, and behold, they will deceive many. So, remember that I told you ahead of time. When they speak of my judgment it is without my mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. That does not mean that judgment will not be done in my name. It does mean that I have provided a way; a way out of my judgment when you come to Me. I AM a high tower in the midst of the storm. "
"I AM the only one who is the judge. They have already been judged by my Spirit. They were part of you but they have come out from you. Remember how easy it would be for you to be deceived as well. Stay close to Me and I will stay close to you. This is the beginning of the time of deception. But if you keep my candle lit you will not be dismayed by their words. I have warned you ahead of time so take heed of these things."
HEB 5:11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.  In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!  Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
1. You see the love of many grown cold.
2. You see the disobedience of children with their parents.
3. You see the love of violence rather than the love of peace.
4. You see a disregard for human life and the sanctity of marriage.
5. You see the love of money rather than the love of God.
6. You see the stench of pornography.
7. You see extortion and all forms of corruption.
8. You see the worship of the evil one and all of his practices.
9. You see the break-down of families.
"But these things will not always continue. I have said in my word that these things will "come forth" in the last days. But as they come forth to even greater intensity, my light in you will be shed abroad. I have said that many will follow deceitful spirits in this hour. Many will follow them and many will be "caught-up" in them. But remember that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. I will tear down the altars of wickedness. There comes a point when the stench of it has grown too much. "
"I say, to intercede for your nation, my people. Judgment is on the horizon. It has been held back but only for a time. Many of you preach a doctrine that is not the whole counsel of God. I cannot tolerate sin. You preach many things but you ignore some of the main things. My people need a complete diet of my word. You need to hear about your destinies in my Son. You need to hear about love and forgiveness. You need to hear about my grace. But the whole diet also includes your sin. It does not omit the whole world and the sins that they are caught-up in. It does not turn its head when you see that this world is slowly going down to the grave. It preaches hope for all mankind, but it also does not ignore my judgments. "
"I have said through many of my servants that specific judgments are coming. They will come and you will see them happen. I will continue to warn you about these things. "
(The Lord showed me our statue of liberty. I watched as this huge sculpture with its arm raised in freedom slowly came crashing to the ground. I watched as ropes were tied around it and criss-crossed, so that it was bound. The entire thing was lying on the ground.)
"You people of America, you have known of your freedom. You have had freedom in many forms and ways. But the time may come when you may very well lose your freedom. Remember who gives you the freedom that you enjoy all the time."
"Am I not a God of mercy? Am I not a God of infinite patience and love? Am I not a God who has shown forgiveness without merit on your parts, but simply because you have asked for forgiveness in my name? Truly I Am a God that hears. Truly, I Am a God that will extend all of the promises that are stated in my word. Many think that I Am just a God of love and of mercy; that judgment isn't something of my vocabulary. But I would have you know that when I acted in judgment in the past it was for the purpose of cleansing. It was for the purpose of cleansing the nation of its evil. Why did I send Israel into captivity? Why were my people forced to make bricks without straw? Why were there times in war, that innocent women and children were killed? Trust Me when I act in my judgments. Trust my judgments because of my love for you. Trust my fire that burns away the dross in your lives. Trust the fires that have been involved in your lives. If you can trust Me with these things, then you can trust Me for anything. "
"So when my judgments come, and they will come, don't think that I'm acting out of an unmerciful love. Seek Me above the clamor of this hour and you will know indeed, that I Am a God of both mercy and judgment."
ISA 34:1 Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!
(The Lord showed me a scene of our planet as seen from a distance. It appeared to be normal, but then as it spun around and around, I noticed that the globe "wobbled" and was warped as it was spinning. Also, out of the center of the globe, were several large hands that were raised, like they were having a party and were celebrating. This is what seemed to cause the earth to wobble from side to side as it spun around. As this spinning motion continued, there were reverberations that were seen in the surrounding area and "space" around the globe. These reverberations spread throughout "space." Finally, I saw a scroll, and it was unraveled. this scroll became larger and larger, until finally it lay right next to me. The Lord then said, "Eat this.")
The Lord then said again:
"Can you hear the sounds that are spread throughout the earth? There are the sounds of partying. There is a "party spirit" that is very much going on in this earth. As in the days of Noah these things were very much prevalent. So they are again. Many would want to be oblivious to the things that are really going on around them. They think that if they raise their glass of wine and have fun, that it would disappear. But can you hear the approaching storm? Can you hear the sound of hoofbeats upon the horizon? Surely, surely, this sound will be heard. There is a time and there is a season set for everything upon this earth. And so, as Summer wanes, and as Fall begins, there will be new sounds that will be heard. Listen intently and you will hear those sounds. "
MIC 5:7 The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many people like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.
"There has always been a remnant that I have chosen to represent Me. When you follow Me to the ends of this world and life then you are that remnant. When you allow Me to work on you than you are that remnant. When you follow my Spirit and not your own then you are that remnant. Follow Me and I will not only make you fishers of men but I will give you the keys to the kingdom. I will give you the hidden manna. I will give you the white stone. I will give you the "Bright and Morning Star." Be mine and I will be yours as well. I will protect you from the storms that are coming. I will lead you beside the still waters. I will give you the gifts that are mine. I will cause you to triumph in every battle. "
"Great will be your reward if you follow Me in all your ways. Great will be your fellowship for I will give you a foretaste of heaven. Great may be your trials but even greater will be your relationship with Me. Sun and moon will not harm you. Neither will the things of this world. The arrows that fly by day or the terror in the night will not come near your tent. For you are mine, says the Lord. You are mine, says the Lord. You are mine, I say. Rise up, I say, rise up! Rise up in the strength of old. Rise up in the strength of Joshua and Caleb. Put on the strength of Miriam and Deborah. Rise up as in days of old. For you are mine, and I will give you those things that you have asked for. Mighty feats will be done in my name. A new Spirit will be poured out, even greater than as in days of old. Put on that arm of mine, says the Lord. Then your strength will be that as the armies of heaven. "
"Go forth to battle and to triumph, says the Lord."
*Over this Summer we have experienced some real "melting pot" experiences. Don't know about all of you, but I have wondered at times about the "heat" within from some of these trials. I know that it has been a "hot" Summer around this nation as well, but nothing compares to "His heat." I guess we all have trials that are designed for each of us. We must trust that He knows what is best for us. Thank you for those of you who have prayed for us about our specific "melting pot" experiences.
ZEC 13:9 This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, `They are my people,' and they will say, `The LORD is our God.' "
MAL 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap.  He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,  and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.
"It is time....It is time for the melting pot to have ended. Remember that those in the fiery furnace were not burned up. The greater the man, the greater the work that I do in him. Some of you might ask, "Why must some of these things need to happen?" Did I call you to be my own for nothing? You may feel like at times that you have been compressed beyond limits. But I tell you that everything is ultimately for your good. You are my children and you are my own. "
"Remember that this world is coming into judgment, but much of the judgment in you has been in conforming you into my image. I have said that judgment must first begin with the church, and to be sure, there are things that need to be done there. But even more important than any of that, is the process and the working that I do in my servants. The heat does not stay on up forever. You are not tested beyond your limits. In am a loving Father and I know what my sons and daughters can endure. You were bought with a price. You are not your own. Let my melting pot do its perfect work in you. Then the impurities will rise to the surface. "
 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Col. 4:6
"The enemy loves conversations like these. He loves it when my children do nothing about how the world is talking around them. But you can cut a channel in the current noise of the world. You can direct its flow in a different way. "
(The Lord showed me what I thought was a huge water pipe that was flexible. I watched as this supposed pipe was moving in the water of a river. It wove in and out at a fast pace. It seemed to scoop up the ground and the water itself, causing the flow to go in a certain direction. Then I noticed that this "pipe" was actually a very huge snake. As it moved in serpentine fashion across the landscape and water, there were other snakes within it. It troubled me as I watched them move their heads from side to side, as this huge monstrosity wound its way through the water. The scene then changed somewhat, and people were on a rollercoaster, having fun as they dipped up and down on the course of the ride. This seemed to be a representation of much of the world, in that they want to be "entertained.")
"The enemy has taken over much of the "talk" in this world. He has woven his way into many conversations. He has slithered his way into many homes. He has spread his filthy venom in the form of vile speech and a blatant disregard for Me and my word. Strike the head of this serpent and he will flee from your conversations. Trample him under foot and he will be destroyed. "
GE 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.
ISA 9:2 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.
JN 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
"Many, in fact ALL of mankind is dependent upon electricity. With it you provide the resources for your home. Great generators keep this flowing and help keep a city alive because of this. But mankind has become much too dependent upon these things. There are millions upon billions of watts of electricity that flow from these generators unto your homes. With it you have toasters and microwaves and computers. You have televisions and radios. From hair dryers to all the modern conveniences, you have something at the touch of your fingertips. And it is not wrong to have these things, but it has become a mammoth undertaking to keep it afloat. Can you keep the earth itself plugged-in? Can you control the seasons? Can you control the night and day? I tell you that there is a light source beyond your earth. There is a power greater than anything you can imagine. The great turbines and power plants fall short to anything like it. Turn on the switch of my Holy Spirit, and there will be more than anything that you need. It is a commodity that does not cost you anything. But it will cost your soul if you do not tap into it. So, remember that my light shines brighter. Remember that in the beginning there was only darkness. But my light is the "life" of mankind. It is the "hope" of mankind. And it is the "future" of mankind. "
JOEL 3:18 "In that day the mountains will drip new wine,and the hills will flow with milk;all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the LORD's house and will water the valley of acacias.
AM 9:13 "The days are coming," declares the LORD,"when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.
"While it is true that there will be a falling away, there are some who have fallen into various traps and deceptions in this hour, but I have kept the finest wine until this last hour. And this wine will be poured forth unto all who would receive it. Drink of it. Taste it, for it is the new wine of the covenant. It will strengthen you, my army. It will sustain you in your battles. It will be given. Many have longed to see these things, and they will come to pass. They will come to pass."
"Thus would say the Spirit of the Lord. The Lord of the new covenant. "
 `You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Ex. 19:4
ISA 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
(The Lord showed me a stone tower which had some small windows etched, or cut into the sides of it. It was dark outside and I noticed a beam of light that was coming from the top of this tower, like unto a light house. However, when I continued watching this, the light beam suddenly changed. What was once shooting outwardly into the sky and atmosphere around the surrounding area, had now become broken. The individual shafts of light became diffused and choppy. It was as if the light source itself was a kaleidoscope of various colors and shapes. The light though, was not permitted to shoot out into the distance. It was if it was trapped within a boundary of its own forming these various shapes of diffused color and light spectrums. Then out of the midst of these shapes of color and light, I noticed something floating in mid air. Upon looking at it further, I noticed that it was a phonograph player of an old-fashioned variety. From this phonograph one would have expected sound to be emitted. It came, but again the sound was broken and diffused. All around the parameters of the phonograph player was a web of white-colored delicate webbing. This webbing was encircled around it and thus, seemed to be a barrier of some type.)
"The sky is reflected in my eagles and their wings. Notice how a chameleon takes on its surroundings. It becomes part of the area in which it is around. It can become hidden so that you cannot distinguish it from the background. The same is true of my prophets. They can sometimes take on the background which is around them. They need to not be influenced by the world around them. You need to soar above this earth. You need to be carried on the wings of my Spirit. FLY AND SOAR. If you do not commune with Me in my Spirit then you are like a light house whose light has not gone out. That light becomes broken up into individual pieces. Again, the sound cannot be transported as well. Your message then becomes diffused. You are the antennae of my Spirit. So your message has to be transmitted clearly. "
"Get back on the wings of my Spirit; then you will hear and it will be clearer. "