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October 18, 2000

WATCH out, He can be anywhere......

Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter. She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again. There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address. She read the letter:

Dear Ruth:
I'm going to be in your neighborhood Saturday afternoon and I would like to visit.
Love Always,

Her hands were shaking as she placed the letter on the table. "Why would the Lord want to visit me? I'm nobody special. I don't have anything to offer." With that thought, Ruth remembered her empty kitchen cabinets. "Oh my goodness, I really don't have anything to offer. I'll have to run down to the store and buy something for dinner." She reached for her purse and counted out it's contents. Five dollars and forty cents. "Well, I can get some bread and cold cuts, at least." She threw on her coat and hurried out the door. A loaf of French bread, a half-pound of sliced turkey, and a carton of milk...leaving Ruth with grand total of twelve cents to last her until Monday. Nonetheless, she felt good as she headed home, her meager offerings tucked under her arm.

"Hey lady, can you help us, lady?"

Ruth had been so absorbed in her dinner plans, she hadn't even noticed two figures huddled in the alleyway. A man and a woman, both of them dressed in little more than rags. "Look lady, I ain't got a job, ya know, and my wife and I have been living out here on the street, and, well, now it's getting cold and we're getting kind hungry and, well, if you could help us, lady, we'd really appreciate it."

Ruth looked at them both. They were dirty, they smelled bad and frankly, she was certain that they could get some kind of work if they really wanted to. "Sir, I'd like to help you, but I'm a poor woman myself. All I have is a few cold cuts and some bread, and I'm having an important guest for dinner tonight and I was planning on serving that to Him."

"Yeah, well, okay lady, I understand. Thanks anyway." The man put his arm around the woman's shoulders, turned and he headed back into the alley. As she watched them leave, Ruth felt a familiar twinge in her heart.

"Sir, wait!"

The couple stopped and turned as she ran down the alley after them. "Look, why don't you take this food. I'll figure out something else to serve my guest." She handed the man her grocery bag. "Thank you lady. Thank you very much!" "Yes, thank you!" It was the man's wife, and Ruth could see now that she was shivering. "You know, I've got another coat at home. Here, why don't you take this one." Ruth unbuttoned her jacket and slipped it over the woman's shoulders. Then smiling, she turned and walked back to the street... without her coat and with nothing to serve her guest. "Thank you lady! Thank you very much!"

Ruth was chilled by the time she reached her front door, and worried too. The Lord was coming to visit and she didn't have anything to offer Him. She fumbled through her purse for the door key. But as she did, she noticed another envelope in her mailbox. "That's odd. The mailman doesn't usually come twice in one day." She took the envelope out of the box and opened it.

Dear Ruth:
It was so good to see you again. Thank you for the lovely meal.
And thank you, too, for the beautiful coat.
Love Always,

The air was still cold, but even without her coat, Ruth no longer noticed.

Author unknown.
Currently being circulated as a chain letter.

Masterbuilders build on the Right Foundation......

Jim Rinker

Isaiah tells us (in chapter 22) that the Lord is going to replace the unfaithful stewards in His house, and is going to appoint true servants and give them the key of David to open and close spiritual gates for His people.

Now it is this "structure" that makes the current leaders "unfaithful" because the platform they stand upon is false. We have a "rift" in the body right now in which many are prophesying that the unfaithful servants will be removed. This is true. But unless the false "structure" is also removed, we will wind up with something much worse than what we have (I know that's hard to believe).

In the story of Elijah and jezebel he removed the false prophets at Mount Carmel but the story does not stop there. The "corrupting factor" (jezebel) also had to be removed. Once this happened the true school of prophets under Elisha came into being.

I address this issue because of the rift. There is a "faction" rising up to seize the PLATFORM and thus CONTROL. They too prophecy about false leadership but have no intention of tearing down the platform but rather wish to stand upon it. These are true FALSE APOSTLES and will truly do great damage to the body if they are allowed to be put in that position.

The "wise masterbuilders" are looking at FOUNDATIONS right now and are abstaining from building until the foundation is sure.

The foundation is NOT the apostles and prophets but rather Christ and it is the apostles and prophets that lay that foundation. This is a subtle but distinct difference between those operating under the Holy Spirit and those who truly have the spirit of antichrist operating through them.

I just wanted to make this distinction because of the rift. Both groups "speaking forth" the same things (unfaithful servants being removed) but for two completely different purposes. One group wants to seize control for self gain to rule while the other wants to lay the proper foundation so the church can truly be built. Those seeking to "rule" are being "empowered" or "energized" by the religious spirit" (jezebel) who is seeking to introduce her god (baal, false husband or antichrist) into the land) and all kinds of lying signs or wonder will begin to pour forth from these to "energize" the lie.

We live in truly trying times. We need to be wise masterbuilders.

Jim Rinker

Die to self

Dave Howe

My children - Die to self - Die to ambition - Die to your own agendas - Die to your way of doing things - Decease that I may increase.

Take up your cross and die to self - For it is upon the cross that self dies.

Die that you may live - For he who gives up his life will live - But he who holds on to his own life will lose it.

Die to self - For greater love has no man than he should give up his life for others - Give up his life for those that do not yet know.

Die to self that you may live my children - Die to self and live life to the full in me says the Lord.

Die to self so that my Glory will show my children.

Dave Howe
Wellspring Ministries - England.


Eric Seel

This is the time when the word of the Lord shall go forth to the Nations. Apostles will lay down the foundation of the walls for the Spiritual Temple of the Lord. On this foundation will the lively stones be sealed together in spirit and in truth.

Come all those who have a willing heart and be sanctified. Touch the Lord and be purified. Put away your evil deeds and shut your mouths from corrupt speech.

Those who serve the Lord and obey the law of the righteous will be the stones of the Temple and the commandments of the Lord will be written in there hearts.

Woe unto the stones who have become corrupt for they serve the voice of the multitudes, and not the voice of the Lord. They have gone after the way of Saul and have sought after the favor of the people. With sweet speech they have taught the congregation to speak the words of Ashdod mingled with the words off the Lord.

Know this, for the Lord shall cut down these gainsayers. From the vine shall the Lord cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. They will be gathered together and brought to the fields where the fowl of the air shall feast on them and there shall they be trodden down by the Beast of the earth.

The gainsayers have scattered the congregation, and by the confusion of their words they have drawn the people away from the Shelter of Truth.

The time will come when the long dark winter will end and famine will no longer reign. The Lord will bring light into the land and the warmth of spring will begin.

The Holy Shepherds of the Lord will feed the sheep with milk and honey. The true word of the Lord shall make them fat and their strength will come from the grace of God.

Those who were scattered will be gathered together and be instructed in the tools of the righteous. With these tools will the spiritual house of God be built, and no Canaanite shall enter the Temple of the Lord.

Our Dowry of Everlastingness

A.W. Tozer

As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children.
--Psalm 103:15-17

We who follow Christ are men and women of eternity. We must put no confidence in the passing scenes of the disappearing world. We must resist every attempt of Satan to palm off upon us the values that belong to mortality. Nothing less than forever is long enough for us. We view with amused sadness the frenetic scramble of the world to gain a brief moment in the sun. 'The book of the month,' for instance, has a strange sound to one who has dwelt with God and taken his values from the Ancient of Days. 'The man of the year' cannot impress those men and women who are making their plans for that long eternity when days and years have passed away and time is no more.

The church must claim again her ancient dowry of everlastingness. She must begin again to deal with ages and millenniums rather than with days and years. She must not count numbers but test foundations. She must work for permanence rather than for appearance. Her children must seek those enduring things that have been touched with immortality. The shallow brook of popular religion chatters on its nervous way and thinks the ocean too quiet and dull because it lies deep in its mighty bed and is unaffected by the latest shower. The Next Chapter After the Last, 9.

"Oh Lord, remind me constantly of this eternal perspective. Surely the temptation to seek the fleeting 'success' of the world (and the church!) would fade if I kept this always before me. Amen."

Greatness Has Its Price

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
--2 Timothy 2:3-4

The laws of success operate also in the higher field of the soul-- spiritual greatness has its price. Eminence in the things of the Spirit demands a devotion to these things more complete than most of us are willing to give. But the law cannot be escaped. If we would be holy we know the way; the law of holy living is before us. The prophets of the Old Testament, the apostles of the New and, more than all, the sublime teachings of Christ are there to tell us how to succeed....

The amount of loafing practiced by the average Christian in spiritual things would ruin a concert pianist if he allowed himself to do the same thing in the field of music. The idle puttering around that we see in church circles would end the career of a big league pitcher in one week. No scientist could solve his exacting problem if he took as little interest in it as the rank and file of Christians take in the art of being holy. The nation whose soldiers were as soft and undisciplined as the soldiers of the churches would be conquered by the first enemy that attacked it. Triumphs are not won by men in easy chairs. Success is costly. We Travel an Appointed Way, 26.

"This success may be costly, Lord, but surely nothing in the light of the eternal perspective we looked at yesterday. Give me a willingness this morning to pay any cost which You may exact in my service for You. Amen."

Read "Insight for Leaders" online at:

by Glenn Jackson

To all handmaidens and bondservants of the Lord Jesus Christ:

...."And when they had set a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the Kingdom of God, and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening".... Acts 28:23 (Nasb)

If we truly desire to continue the work of the apostles and prophets we MUST testify to what they testified. To a great degree the church has "forgotten" the resurrection, the authority (ascension), and the "absolute" victory of the Lord Jesus over the "law of sin and death".

Many in the church do not dare testify - by their words and actions - that Jesus Christ ALONE is King - or in other words that Jesus is Lord and that Satan is a "vanquished" foe (the "Defeated One") - for fear of what "flesh and blood" may think of them! But it is certain that to truly preach the "Gospel of the Kingdom", we must declare in "all" our words and actions that Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings!

In this last hour the Father desires to reveal- in the earth - the "absolute manifestation" of His Son's victory at the Cross (through the Glorious Church ["remnant"]) - and the soon coming "exile" of Satan. When the "masses" finally (and clearly) discover the fate and eternal destiny of the Evil One they will break their "allegiance" to him immediately and turn and begin to serve the one True God from a heart "wholly given".

It will be the Glorious Church that brings this revelation forth in the earth with a "clarity" heretofore unseen - and thus the "evangelistic" anointing - having entered into the "Third Day" - shall accomplish more in a short time frame than has been accomplished in the previous two thousand years of the "church age".

If we are not of "one mind" (one heart - in one accord) with the Father in this matter of TRULY "seeking first the Kingdom" - and ALL that that entails - and, if we do not give our "full" attention to what He desires to accomplish through the work of the Kingdom in this most critical and glorious hour - we will SURELY be found walking FAR BELOW His best for us - and thus we shall be found to be "unfit vessels" - "vessels" which are unable (powerless) to "impart" the "fulness" of His glorious and "tender" love and Provision (the Christ - the Anointed One and His Anointing (the Holy Spirit) to ALL those who cross our path.

The Father is looking for a people who will place themselves in the position wherein they are "continually" in TOTAL AGREEMENT with His Word - in order that His will might be done on earth (perfectly and fully)- as it "ALREADY IS DONE" in Heaven.

If Christians view, as their greatest responsibility on earth, the saving of peoples's souls ALONE (the "new birth" without walking in the "fulness" of all that our precious inheritance in Christ includes) THEN they have failed to realize the deepest heart desire of the Father.

The greatest responsibility - even greater than the responsibility of "saving souls" (which will simply be the spontaneous fruit born by the Church as each individual child of God diligently abides in the "secret place of His presence") - is to bring this present age to a close and bring in the Kingdom of our God! Our greatest task is to bring about the final destruction of Jesus' arch-enemy Satan and ALL of the forces of death and darkness!

Prayer is not to pray for "ourselves", but to do damage to the "schemes" of the Evil One! SURELY we, as handmaidens and bondservants of the Lord, (and in light of the lateness of the hour) have come to - and abide in - the place of having already found our "all-sufficiency" in Christ!) Saving souls is not merely to "save" people, but also to harm Satan - who has held them in bondage.

We must not in any way "demean" the work of evangelism, for the saving of men and women is a glorious task which we should never despise - but in the work of bringing "salvation" (soteria) to all those who cross our path let us NEVER lose sight of the Kingdom!

We will indeed be found effective in our service to the Father if we ALWAYS keep in view the full establishment of the kingdom of God - and the eternal destiny of Satan!

Related Scriptures:
(Matthew 28:18)(Luke 10:19)(Matthew 6)(Mark 16:15-18)(Colossians 2:15)(Revelation 20:10)


As I have mentioned frequently before, I am no longer able to think of "anything" or "anyone" apart from "spiritual environments" - and the perfect establishing of them in the lives of all those with whom I have to. One thing has become abundantly clear to my heart: This "time frame" we have entered into IS the "fulness of time" concerning the Father's plan for the establishment of the "Glorious Church" - and it IS the beginning of the Third Day - and ALL that that includes. Of course, this previous statement means more to those in the Church who are in tune with the Holy Spirit, but it will not be long before (it is already happening in some places) the Glorious Church begins to "wake up" those in the "sleeping church" and also begins to impact both Israel - and the rest of the nations to a very great degree.

Glenn H. Jackson

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 3:27 p.m. EST
Palestinian TV Calls for Violence

Arutz-7 reports that Palestinian Television continued over the weekend to re-broadcast excerpts from a Friday sermon in the Zayed bin Sultan Aal Nahyan mosque in Gaza.

Translation supplied by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI): "The Jews are Jews, whether Labor or Likud. ... They do not have any moderates or any advocates of peace. They are all liars. ...

"O brother believers, the criminals, the terrorists are the Jews, who have butchered our children, orphaned them, widowed our women and desecrated our holy places and sacred sites. They are the terrorists. They are the ones who must be butchered and killed, as Allah the Almighty said: 'Fight them: Allah will torture them at your hands, and will humiliate them and will help you to overcome them, and will relieve the minds of the believers. ...

"The cost and the dowry of this bride, the dowry of this paradise, is that we fight in the path of Allah, and kill and be killed. Allah has purchased from the believers their persons and their property in return for the promise that they shall have paradise, for they fight in the cause of Allah, and they slay the enemy and are slain.

"This is a promise that He [Allah] has made incumbent upon Himself, as set out in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Koran. ... The Jews are the allies of the Christians, and the Christians are the allies of the Jews, despite the enmity that exists between them.

"The enmity between the Jews and the Christians is deep, but all of them are in agreement against the monotheists, against those who say, 'There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger' - that is, they are against you, O Muslims. ... Even if an agreement of Gaza is signed, we shall not forget Haifa, and Acre, and the Galilee, and Jaffa, and the Triangle and the Negev, and the rest of our cities and villages. It is only a matter of time. ...

"Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them. ..."

Source: BBC

Temple Mount Faithful Banned From Temple Mount

NEWS BRIEF: ""Temple Mount Faithful Banned From Temple Mount", by Etgar Lefkovits, The Jerusalem Post, Monday, October 16, 2000.

"JERUSALEM (October 16) - In light of the tense security situation, Jerusalem police will not allow members of the Temple Mount Faithful to ascend the Temple Mount today on their annual Succot march. The nationalistic group had scheduled a ceremony to anoint a "cornerstone for the Third Temple. Citing reasons of public safety, the police will allow the group to hold a gathering only at the Western Wall plaza."

We received this electronic article literally just hours before the Temple Mount Faithful were scheduled to begin their procession up the Temple Mount, to place the cornerstone for the Third Temple. Earlier, the Barak Government had given permission, and had agreed to provide a military escort to protect the procession, a protection that would have been sorely needed. Without such protection, the Jews trying to lay the cornerstone would have been slaughtered, as the reaction from the Palestinians was predictably harsh and warlike.

NEWS BRIEF: "Statement on the Jews' attempt to lay down the foundation stone of the alleged temple tomorrow on the date of the notorious Sharm Al-Sheikh summit.

Hamas, The Islamic Resistance Movement,

Statement on the Jews' attempt to lay down the foundation

15 October 2000

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful Statement on the Jews' attempt to lay down the foundation stone of the alleged temple tomorrow on the date of the notorious Sharm Al-Sheikh summit Our Mujahid Palestinian people: Our Arab, Islamic Nation:

In a fresh hostile and provocative step the Zionist enemy's authorities agreed to build the so-called "Temple Mount" and allowed the laying down of the foundation stone of the alleged temple near the honored Dome of the Rock.

The Jewish temple mount trustees' group had purchased more than five tons of marble to use one stone of them as the foundation stone at the construction site and use the rest in building the foundations. The construction will take place tomorrow at the same site under protection of Special Forces of the enemy's army to coincide with the convening of the ill-famed Sharm Al-Sheikh summit between chairman of the Palestinian Authority and the criminal terrorist Barak with the aim of aborting the holy Aqsa Intifadha. It also coincides with the PA chairman's submission to demands of Barak to re-detain Hamas cadres who were freed from PA jails by the masses.

We, in face of such a hostile step, affirm the following:

First: We consider the attempt to lay down the foundation stone of the alleged temple in the Aqsa Mosque as a hostile step to our Palestinian people and to our Arab, Islamic Nation. We also consider it as a war against our religion and Islamic beliefs in addition to representing a scorn to feelings of more than 1.3 billion Muslims.

Second: Such a step follows the enemy government's approval of terrorist Sharon's stroll in the Aqsa plaza in a bid to ascertain Zionist sovereignty over the Aqsa Mosque and falls in line with the continuous rabid campaign to judaize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and desecrate sanctities.

Third: The coinciding of laying down the foundation stone for construction of the alleged temple with the convening of the notorious Sharm Al-Sheikh summit raises the anger and denunciation of our people and Nation towards that summit which would work for foiling our people's Intifadha and frustrating the Nation's masses that are eager to launch Jihad and resistance. It also falls at a time when criminal Barak is continuing his aggression and suppression of our people in addition to his indifference to our Arab, Islamic peoples' feelings through desecrating the Aqsa and allowing the laying down of the foundation stone of the temple under the protection of the enemy's army.

Fourth: We urge our faithful, Mujahid people to head early tomorrow in massive marches and occupy yards of the Aqsa Mosque to repel the attempt of laying the foundation stone of the alleged temple and defend the Aqsa with souls and blood. We particularly appeal to our people in Al-Quds and in Palestinian lands occupied in 1948 to mobilize the biggest possible number of people to foil the enemy's conspiracies and defend our religion and holy shrines.

We also call on our people to take to the streets tomorrow in angry demonstrations and confrontations with the enemy soldiers and herds of settlers in each and every city, village and camp to declare our people's condemnation and rejection over the PA chairman's participation in the Sharm Al-Sheikh summit and to resist attempts to judaize the Aqsa and build the alleged temple.

Fifth: We appeal to our Arab and Islamic Nation to continue programs in support of the Aqsa and in solidarity with our people. We ask them to condemn the notorious Sharm Al-Sheikh summit and not to heed whatever it issues since it does not represent our Palestinian people nor our Arab and Islamic peoples.

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas - Palestine)

Consider Your Choice

Kari Macus

Children of Mine, you say that you present yourselves to Me to do things My way and to walk in My paths. Know this: I will test you in it. I will cause you to face decisions between your will and My will and I will watch to see how you choose. For if you will choose My way, if you will permit Me to mold you in My refiner's fire and purify you as Gold, then shall I pour out My glory into you. And I shall cause you to be vessels of My presense.

But, child of mine, you must learn to truely walk in what you have been telling Me, that it truely be my way and my will and that I am given all of the glory. For I do not share my glory with others, and I do not compremise with the plans of men. Consider your choice. Consider it carefully. This day you have offered me total lordship. Do you really mean it? Are you giving me:

  • control of your finances?
  • control of your relationships?
  • control of your leisure time?
  • control of your jobs?
  • control of your households?

Will you truly choose to do things My way and obey Me as I speak to you? Consider it carefully, for the cost is High. But if you will so choose, you will see that I will come in My glory. I will inhabit you as a holy people and I will work My transformation in each of your lives. I will cause you to walk in My power and I will cause My manifest presense to be upon you, that the sick will be healed. And the demons will manifest and on your command will flee. And captives will be set free. And My kingdom will advance. And My name will be glorified.

Choose wisely.. child of mine. Consider your choice. Will you truly commit yourself to walk in My ways and obey my commands and cooperate with Me as I mold and refine you? Shall we enter into covenent on it? Shall I be Lord of all in your life? For then you will be set apart as a vessel of my Glory and I will work my mighty works through you.

Think not that you can enter into the power and enter into the glory on your own terms. It must be on my terms and only on my terms. I must be Lord of all. And I must be in command. And you must commit to do things My way. AND THEN MY GLORY SHALL BURST FORTH!!

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