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December 12, 2000

Flints For My Fire

Doug Patterson

It is a time to seek My face for new and fresh revelation. Endure to the end for you are doing a good work. Stand firm on the promises that I have given you. Testing has come but you have prevailed. Know that I am asking you to make a statement to the forces of darkness that I am alive and well. Stand like a flint rock ready and able for service.

I tell you that there will soon come a time when there will be a testing of fire and you'll be part of that. For I will take you like a flint and strike you across the Rock of My Salvation, the Cornerstone Himself. When you make contact sparks will fly, fires of revival will spring forth, deliverance will happen, wood, hay and stubble will burn away and silver and gold will come forth. It will lay open in a land, a meadow, a pasture that I have promised you; a dwelling place that I first must clean by fire. So, be prepared to allow My Holy Spirit to strike you against the Rock, Christ Jesus that will ignite your heart in a flame of compassion for the hurt, the dying and the lost.

It is a full move of My Spirit that is coming forth. It is a time of increase; it is a time of lifting up praises to His Majesty. Be encouraged for you have heard and seen of the fire. The time is soon approaching when the Master will cause the flames to strike down the injustice lobbied against His church. For the spirit of Antioch is alive and well but the city of God is crying out for holiness, peace and justice. You shall find a place of refuge; you shall find the habitation of the Lord and you shall know His way and walk in it. Do not consider your past but look towards the picture I paint for your future. The fire shall light your footpath after I have struck you with My glory.

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Spiritual Nearsightness

Teresa M Daly-Crews

Father is calling unto HIS people. Speaking quietly to those who have an ear to hear.

"For far too long My people have attempted to perceive who I am and how I work through their human temporal eyes. This has resulted in many becoming spiritually nearsighted compelling them to compare My works to the works and thoughts of man. This has diminished what I have desired to manifest upon the earth. Now is the time for the dimness of spiritual vision to depart. It is time for My people to see My desires and directions through the window of their soul, pressing beyond what is temporally seen. Much is happening by the Spirit in the realm that is unseen. Stop focusing on how and what you feel should be made manifest. Grasp hold of what IS REALITY, life by My Spirit. I call upon My watchman to speak unto the darkness, commanding the LIGHT to ARISE. As this LIGHT arises, clear vision will be made manifest to those who will step beyond where they have become comfortable. This will require blind trust in MY ability to bring them beyond what is temporally seen. Step out of the realm of the flesh and grasp hold of the Wind of My Spirit."

Father we praise your mighty name and humble ourselves before your throne. Make manifest your perfect will upon the earth. Bring us beyond our own perceptions, allowing us to know your heart.

Teresa M Daly-Crews

Joel 2:11-18 "And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: ... Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach..."


Yolanda Ballard

He that waits upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. Teach us, Lord, to wait.

Many shall call upon My name, but those who come before Me and seek My face and wait upon Me are those who I can truly bless. For it isn't a matter of how long you wait upon Me, but how you wait. Are you anxious and fretful that I might not come through? Or are you resting and have peace in My faithfulness to move and manifest My promises I have made to you in My timing?

I know the hearts of My people. I know those who are at peace and I know those who are truly afraid. For those who have fearful hearts will not enter into the provision that I have for you. For righteousness and faith comes to those who have hearts that are focused upon My will alone.

Do not be anxious that I will not come through. Haven't I said in My word that I pour out My rain upon the good and evil? Yes, and I will shower out My glory in such a powerful way that it will effect all that I have prepared their hearts to receive. I have planted My seeds of truth in the hearts of many, and I have watered them immensely, but still not fruit has been produced.

But there will come a day soon when My glory falls that all will respond to My love. And repentance will spread as wild fire and also My holy fear and conviction. I pour out My gifts of repentance and also of judgment upon My church because I love them, and I want them to wake to the seriousness of this hour.

I am drawing them closer to Me that they not only will bask in My presence but they will partake of the burden of My own heart. I will travail through My people like never before because I have made their hearts tender to My heart's cry.

So I draw you close that you may wait upon Me with peace and assurance in your hearts that I am faithful. I am restoring your strength and raising you up as My eagles. My glory reigns upon you, and I am calling you to come up higher in Me where My glory abides. Yes, I want you to partake of My glory in a new way. I want to envelope you with it that even your shadow will touch the multitudes.

I will have My signs and wonders follow you as you share My love in the market place. And many will know that it is I who had visited them. And many will respond to My love and glory and receive My grace and be immediately be transformed by My glory....a new creation in Christ. And this same anointing will spread through My people.

This is the beginning of a new day. The glory upon My new house will be much more excellent in power than the old. So be ready for My visitation in a powerful and new way. I will come in a way that you have not expected to happen. Each day will be more glorious and challenging than the day before, but also the warfare will increase because of the gigantic threat upon the enemy's kingdom.

But many more are for you than against you, and you will overcome by your testimony, the word of your mouth, the blood of the Lamb, and you love not your lives unto death. So be ready, My children, for I am calling you higher says your God.

Toxic Fumes Filling My Church

By Gloria Shepherd

I saw a church today that was filled with the toxic fumes of exhaust from running their motors in the church. I said to the Lord, "What is that, Lord? The Lord said to me, the vehicles that are running in my church, are the people's different ministries in my church. Their vehicles are running with the motors on. The toxic fumes that you see are being created by them. It is the toxic exhaust of their vehicles that you are seeing that is created, propelled by their own self agendas and motives in ministry, not mine. They are filling my church with their own toxic exhaust fumes. Instead of my glory cloud filling my church, many are filling up my church with their own self agendas, and motives for ministry in this hour.

I have warned them continually, yet, many still seek their own glory, and power my church. They fill my house with their own works, and then call it mine. Pride is their fuel of choice to run their vehicles, and it creating a toxic church.

I say to those whose actions are still running on their own fleshly endeavors--"Repent, and lay down all that is not of me in this hour. Repent and come before me with a humble heart, so I may wash you clean of all that is not of me in your heart. I desire to teach you the ways in which I want you to go in this hour. It is all new...nothing from the past will do, no old agendas, no self agendas, all is new in me, now.

Many are still seeking man's approval instead of my approval, and you need to repent. Many of you seek to exhault yourselves over my spirit, and over your brethren also, as if you were better than your brother...You need to repent of your prideful ways, my children. You have allowed your own self agendas, and self promotions to propell your works over that which is not yours. For there is only one head, and I am the head of my body.. and many of my children have forgotten who is the head over all of this. I ask you this day, to ask me, to reveal to you what is hidden in your life, so you can see, that which is not holy in you, so you can repent and be made clean.

I am removing all that is not of me in my body and in my church in this hour.. For nothing that is of the flesh will be able to stand in the 3rd day church. How can you enter into the third day church, if you will not let go of the 2nd day works of the flesh. It cannot be done.. For I will not allow the old wineskins to be filled with the new wine from heaven, that I am bringing for this hour.

This is a new hour, a new day, and I removing all that is not of me in my church... I am tearing down all that is not of me, and I am rebuilding my church, in this third day glory, where no flesh will be able to stand. It is in the laying down of all that is self and the surrendering of all of will, that the foundation is being laid. My 3rd day church is being built not by the hands of man, but by my spirit, says the Lord. No flesh will glory in it, or will be able to stand in it. For all is new in this hour, and only those who are willing to surrender their wills on the altar will be able come into this new time in my spirit, says the Lord.


Jim Goll

  1. It's time to prepare for a "spiritual churchquake"
  2. An emerging apostolic mandate emphasizing relationship vs. vertical authority structures.
  3. The apostolic movement of GRACE will expose and lay an axe at the historical root of the political spirit in the church.
  4. "Cessationism is going to cease."
  5. Celebration services are going to fill stadiums
  6. A "Quietist Movement" will come into being as Believers find that Secret Place.
  7. An emergence of "chains of orphanages" as the Church fulfills Her calling to the widows and orphans.
  8. The coming "extravagant youth movement"
  9. Identificational repentance to the Jewish People
  10. The ensuing great harvest among the Jewish People
  11. The Lord is offering the church an "opportunity to re-write her stained and spotted history!"

The bottom line. . .things are going to change!

Submitted by the the TOGETHER network - Reprinted from the Elijah List

Theme Words

John Moore

The Lord gives me a "theme word" about every six months. At the beginning of this year the word was "sweetness". Not any sweetness -- and certainly not saccharine -- but a sweetness produced from brokenness. Like marrow sucked from crushed bones.

The word for the second half of the year was "Battlefield Commission". A commissioning for the non-commissioned who has proven himself under fire. I wanted my promotion with a parade, not more combat. But promotion does not mean the war has ended. It is more suggestive of the war heating up!

In mid-August the Lord told me he was going to do a major refining in his prophetic intercessors and was especially targeting spirits of exclusivity. I love prophetic intercessors (and count myself as one) and it has been painful to see this refining take place. Many intercessors have been shaken to their core.

In mid-September I entered a prolonged spiritual test from which I have not fully emerged. Wave after wave of carnality came upon me. First, fear. Then anger, lust, doubt. This intense purging lasted for over 2 1/2 months before it recently began to modify. I believe the purpose of this test is to completely overwhelm me with the wickedness of my own heart and break any desire to trespass in His glory.

I wanted to climb the mountain, instead I tumbled down and crashed in basecamp. Here I've have learned to simply love the basics. Love my first love. Be content with salvation. Know little except Jesus Christ crucified, resurrected, ascended, and seated at the right hand of the Father constantly making intercession for me. Because I need it! Through this long crucible experience I have only scanned prophetic words, listened to few tapes, and read almost no books. For the most part, the heavens have been brass. That which used to work hasn't.

Yes, He's still speaking to prophetic youngsters and posted watchmen. But, for me the atmosphere has held a pregnant pause. There is more going on than what we I can see.

The situation in Florida has enormous ramifications. This is a shadow of God's government coming to the church and the old "control" system is trying to stop it by any means possible. The heavenly courts are bogged with accusers of the brethren and their profane pontificating, but it is a time to be quiet and pray. Having done all, stand.

It may not be popular to suggest that prophetic people be quiet, but, I believe a "Holy Hush" has descended from the throne and we must quiet ourselves and listen very closely.

He is still talking. But perhaps He has lowered His voice.

What I am sensing may not be for everyone. Prophetic youngsters should continue to practice. Those called to the watchman's wall must maintain their post and report what they see. But for many of us it is time for silence. A very alert silence.

John Moore

Father's Love

Doug Morrell

"He will not let your foot slip--he who watches over you will not slumber." (Ps. 121:3)

Leonard Ira Sweet tells about the tradition among Native Americans when a boy turned 13. He would have to spend the night in the woods alone.

The boys would be blindfolded and taken into a dense forest. They would be left alone to take care of themselves. Throughout the night, they would hear the wolf howl, or the call of the bear. They had no way to protect themselves, but they could not rejoin the tribe unless they passed this test of manhood.

When at last the first light began to illuminate the forest, they could see the small animals scurrying for food, and they would hear the birds as they awakened to start the day, but then they would see what they thought was a shadow of a man. At first there would be that moment of fear as they could make out a warrior, in his war paint, and then they could see he was armed with the weapons of a warrior. Was he there to hurt him?

But as light finally came brighter, he would see the warrior was his father.

The father had been there through the whole long night, fully prepared for anything that would try to harm his son, but the son had not known it.

The father would then ask the son to pledge to never tell his children about this so that one day they too would stand all night with their own sons.

Sweet, a dean and professor at Drew University's school of theology, writes in his customarily accessible style, incorporating references to literature, art, poetry and the theater. Throughout, Sweet suggests that Christians should be living joyfully, creatively and counterculturally, participating in a wild dance called the Soul Salsa. The book continues the postmodernist themes Sweet explored in SoulTsunami and Aquachurch, offering suggestions for what postmodern Christian disciples should do. Among the 17 recommendations, Sweet notes that Christians should "practice inconspicuous consumption," multitask, sacralize the everyday, avoid gossip, become lifelong learners, enjoy regular sabbaticals and--in a particularly terrific chapter--die broke, having given everything away.

Families establish homes and watchmen guard cities, but both these activities are futile unless God is with them. An individual, family, church, ministry, or business without God can never experience the spiritual bond God brings to relationships. A city without God will crumble from evil and corruption on the inside. Don't make the mistake of leaving God out of your life--if you do, all your accomplishments will be futile. Make God your highest priority, and let him do the building.

When the foundations are shaking and you wish you could hide, remember that God is still in control. His power is not diminished by any turn of events. Nothing happens without his knowledge and permission. When you feel like running away--run to God. He will restore justice and goodness on the earth in his good time.

Grow in grace and truth...

doug morrell
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by Debbie Cossu

Why are the nations in an uproar,
and the peoples devising a vain thing........

I speak softly when I want to be heard so you will draw near and pay attention. You give more attention to the earthquake than you do to My Word that has gone forth.

Why have you not listened? Why do other voices capture your attention? Draw near for you must pay attention.. Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets......

This is the day to remember what I have said already.

Word of the Lord to the Church:

I have spoken. Why do you ask the same questions over and over again?

Do you long for another answer, or do you just want to look good before man and are not convinced yet of the outcome? I have made My choice, and although it might be a different future than what you have expected, the victory has already been declared and secured. You will have to remain on your knees from now on in order to stand in the decade ahead.

I am forming a people and fashioning a remnant that will not live by the circumstances seen around them. Their lives will not be dictated by the conditions they find themselves in. They will be the ones to change both the conditions and circumstances through the power of My love.

Remember it was the power of Love stretched out upon the cross as I clung there your behalf. It is only the power of My love that can enable you to embrace what is waiting for your response. Do not be like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind! Have I not declare the verdict to you from the beginning. I do not lie. I do not turn back My Will in response to your doubt.

In this land there will be a blazing fire, burning as I said, that will remove the dross that will become more and more evident with each passing day. Do not fear, do not be dismayed. As you receive the answer to your prayers, you will learn to pray anew with My heart and My perspective like never before.

I am watching over My Word to perform it says the Lord God Almighty. I will do awesome things which you do not expect, and as my judgment goes forth in justice throughout the land, the mountains will quake and tremble to mark the day upon your calenders.

I act in behalf of those who have waited before Me day and night without ceasing. They cry out for mercy upon the land.

Surely, what shall occur will lead to My mercy...mercy and justice for all. I do reign in the heavens, and on earth as I shake you once again to believe.


Rosa Knicklebine

'O man . 'O Woman .. I say to your shame,
put down the finger pointed in blame.

And for yourselves great things seek not,
where moth and rust shall cause only rot.
The only thing any should seek,
is to humbly wash each other's feet.

Lay not up treasure in fortune or fame or
for your own sin another blame.

What is required in honesty,
is love, forgiveness and truth you see.

But, know true forgiveness borne in love,
does not second guess heaven above.
Judgment on who is right or who's wrong,
come not from us, but from The Throne.

The ways of heaven are not as mans,
so leave all to rest with the Great I AM.
And if you do well and deal with your sin ~
you are cleansed and may rightly begin again.

But, Hear 'O Hear, I beseech this too,
be careful in all that you say and do.
Heaven has called and justice is due ~
on behalf of HIS Kingdom ~ this much is true!

Heaven's Eyes view with mercy and grace
all positioned and chosen and running this race.

For the Spirit of God longs to flow herein ~
but at times cannot for the cause of man.

by Rosa Knickelbine

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