Five-Fold Today - The Transference of Anointings - 3rd Day Firey Prayer Warriors - Rend Our Own Garments - My Day Of Manifestation - The Apostle - Moving With God - Shut In With God

December 7, 2000


By Bill Burns

The church is presently in transition as we cross over into the Third Day. The third-day church will be a church that demonstrates the power of the kingdom, resurrection power.

If this is the case then we, the church, must position ourselves to receive a greater anointing (a fuller measure). John 14:12 tells us that the believing church will do the same works (miracles) that Jesus did and greater works (corporately) than He did.

If that is true then the church must have the same measure of the Spirit that Jesus had. John 4:34 tells us that Jesus did not have only a measure or portion of the Spirit, meaning He had the fullness of the Spirit.

Hosea 6:1-3 is the scripture which identifies the concept of the Third Day. This scripture promises us that the Lord will lift us up or elevate us so that we may live in His sight/presence. It also promises that the former and latter rain of the Spirit will come to us here on the earth. This speaks of a double-portion anointing.

The double-portion concept is established in 2 Kings 2:9 when Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit. That request came to pass, and Elisha did twice as many miracles as Elijah did. This biblically recorded event establishes this truth -- the anointing is transferable! Elijah's anointing is represented by the mantle that he wore which Elisha picked up.

The Hebrew word for mantle is addereth meaning garment, robe, glory. It is a garment that is ornamental, adorned with the anointing which is the manifestation of the glory of God. So when we speak of the spiritual mantle that someone wears, we are speaking of their specific anointing. Last week the Lord began to speak to me about the transference of specific mantles for our church and area that were established by forerunners. These forerunners were men and women who have gone before us in previous generations who wore powerful mantles of anointing and established authoritative geographical places of dominion in this country.

Then came this word of the Lord to Marsha on December 2, 2000:

"December 2, 2000: I keep hearing in my spirit this morning, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." I believe there is going to be a unique marriage between the supernatural moves of the Holy Spirit of times past (something old) and what is just ahead (something new). What will be borrowed is the anointing from men and women of God who were used mightily in years past, which will be elevated to Third-Day anointing represented by something blue. A couple of weeks ago I had a dream that I had a new dress and new shoes, the style of which was reminiscent of the "old days" and yet strikingly modern. In the same dream, I was standing at the edge of the freeway, and I saw my car going down the highway by itself. The dream ended with me running to catch up to my vehicle, which represented ministry. And the Lord says: Get ready to move with My Spirit, for I have prepared you for such a time as this and will release you into a greater anointing than ever has been or ever will be again. I am liberating you to move freely by My Spirit to accomplish the work of the kingdom and bring in the harvest. In times past I have used My chosen vessels for singular purposes. Some have been used to bring forth healing, others for miracles, others for deliverance, others for evangelism and others for various facets of My kingdom work and commission. But, I say to you now, you will no longer be limited by specialized effort. Your limitations and boundaries will be set by your faith and vision."

I believe that this word is for the entire world. However, I have been thinking of it in terms of the past mantles of those who ministered in the United States. I remember names like Jonathan Edwards, Whitefield, Wesley, Finney, Moody, Dowie, Woodworth-Etter, Parham, Seymour, Lake, Wigglesworth, Aimee Semple McPherson, Kuhlman, Branham, Coe, A. A. Allen, just to mention a few.

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews lists the Old Testament hall of fame for those who did exploits for God according to the mantles they wore. The New Testament has its hall of fame, and so does our present age. Many in the church have a doom and gloom attitude about America. I do believe that judgment is coming to this land, but in the midst of judgment I see a glorious church adorned with the mantle of the Master's power.

The remnant church is about to wear the mantles of her forefathers in addition to their own mantles. This will be the double-portion anointings of these days, the former and latter rain. These anointings of old will be elevated and brought forth into the Third Day in which resurrection power shall be demonstrated by every child of God that desires to be used by God. As Marsha's word stated, "Your limitations and boundaries will be set (established) by your faith and vision."

Those forerunners that I have mentioned were , for the most part, rejected by the denominational church. These forerunners were those who by faith pressed through the veil and the second day and into the third day. These had a violent faith that God honored and brought them forth as witnesses and examples to our generation so that we might follow the ancient paths that they established.

It is now time to position ourselves to receive these mantles. It is time to allow Christ to elevate us and bring us forth into His presence to receive that which He has for us. Zechariah 10:1 tells us that we are to ask for the rain during the time of the latter rain and then He will send the rain. This time the former rain will come with the latter rain, and most likely it will be this spring.

It is time to seek the Lord until He comes and rains righteousness upon us. With righteousness will come the mantles of old, and they will become the something blue that Marsha spoke of. Numbers 4:5-6 tells us that when the ark of the covenant was about to be moved, it was to be covered with a cloth of blue. This was also true for the table of shewbread, candlestick and altar of incense. (See Numbers 4:5-11)

The blue covering represents the cloud of His glory that rested upon Jesus while He was on the earth. The tabernacle was not moved until the cloud of God's glory moved (Numbers 9:17). The cloud is going before us, and it is moving us into the Third Day. In transition we are following after His cloud, but when it stops, then the full measure of His glory (anointing) will rest upon His sons of glory. And, yes, it will be a double portion.


Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO

3rd Day Firey Prayer Warriors

Gloria Shepherd

For I, the Lord thy God, I am releasing this day unto the earth a band of 3rd day Firey Prayer Warriors sent to the earth for this hour. They will walk in the firey prayers of the consuming fires of heaven prayed into the earth for this hour and for this day. For it is for my purpose that they are being released now.. They are called to this hour, for this time, and for this work that is mine in this earth now.

These special band of intercessors will be as none other before them. They will usher in the things which I have for this hour. Their prayers will cut through the darkness in the earth, as a firey sword from heaven. It will be the weapon of their warfare from heaven. Their prayers are out of heaven, and they will move nations as they pray my will into the earth. Nothing will be able to stop them -- for I will be the one who moves them into the prayers that I will birth in their hearts. They will pray my will on earth, as they are given the prayers of heaven to pray here in this hour.

They will desire nothing less then to please me and to do my perfect will. As they pray, my will be done on earth as it is in heaven. These prayer warriors are heaven's best for this hour, for the darkness of the earth will not be able to stand against their prayers. The 3rd Day prayer warriors will be unmoveable and unshakeable. They will only want to do and to pray in my perfect will for this time. The chains of hell will be broken and fall off as they pray. My glory will be all around them as they usher in my will on earth for this day. I will set upon each of their hearts my perfect will to be prayed for, and they will move as a mighty force of glory across the earth. They will not be moved by soulish selfish prayers of their own desires as they pray, but will pray only my perfect will and purpose for this hour. They will seek only to please me as they pray. There only desire will be to pray the prayers of heaven for this time that my will and purposes will come forth in this hour. They will be moved only by my spirit to pray and move for this time. This is their assignment for this time. They will usher in the things I desire now to come forth in the earth. The very depths of hell will not prevail against them as they move forward with this fire that I have placed in their hearts to pray in this time and season.


BY Doug Fortune

2 Kings 2:11 "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."

Most of us are well acquainted with and love this account of Elijah and Elisha. Some older ones dream of going up in a whirlwind like Elijah, some younger ones dream of receiving the double portion and mantle of another great man or woman of God... these are good things to desire. For just a moment though, let us take this account from the realm of the natural into the realm of spiritual types and shadows as I build on a theme of Kelley Varner's. Let us see Elijah as a type of Jesus Christ and Elisha as a type of you and I. Elijah/ Jesus is being received into heaven, yet leaving His mantle/ anointing/ the Holy Spirit behind for Elisha/ you and I. Elisha asked for a 'double portion'... Jesus said we would do 'greater works'. Am I attempting to exalt you and I above Jesus?... certainly NOT! The Body is never exalted above the Head. I am merely pointing us to the Scriptures and the spiritual truths contained therein. So many of us say, 'I could never do what He did; after all, He was Jesus, I'm not Jesus!' Very true, we are not the Head- Jesus, but we ARE the Body of Christ and it is still the will of God for the ministry of Christ to continue and proliferate through His Body.

I believe there is a prophetic picture of how this happens hidden within this account, let's search it out. In verse 11 of 2 Kings we find two men, Elijah and Elisha walking side by side... there are basically two men walking the earth today- Adam and Christ. Then we see FIRE from heaven passing between them. We can see a very similar picture in Gen.15:9-10, 17-18; "...take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another... behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land..." We see fire from heaven passing between the opposite halves of Abraham's offering, and God making a covenant with Abraham. The word translated as covenant is bereeth in Hebrew, it means 'in the sense of cutting, a compact because made by PASSING BETWEEN pieces of flesh'. I believe we are seeing a prophetic picture of a COVENANT of FIRE . John, speaking of Jesus the Christ, told of One who would baptize us with the Holy Spirit and with FIRE in Matt.3:11. Reading on to verse 12 it says "..but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable FIRE." I believe God is indeed making a Covenant of Fire with us, bringing a separation... a dividing asunder between SOUL and SPIRIT, Adam and Christ, wheat (Christ) and chaff (dust of Adam)... two men (Adam and Christ) in one bed, one will be taken and the other will be left (Lk.17:34).

This Third day ministry of the Feast of Tabernacles seems to be well portrayed in this Covenant of Fire as a fulfillment of the Feast of Atonement (part of Tabernacles)- the taking away of sin and sin-consciousness (Heb.10:2)... whereas the Second Day message of Pentecost has seemed to focus more on two men walking together, Adam and Christ. What we must come to fully understand is that Jesus Christ BECAME SIN, that we may be made the righteousness of God in Christ; He didn't merely die FOR us, He died AS us! There are no longer two men walking together, no longer two men in the same bed... the One has been taken, He became sin (although He was sinless) and his SOUL was poured out as an offering for sin (Is.53:10 "...thou shalt make his SOUL an offering for sin...) that our SOUL may be perfected (Heb.10:14 " one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."). The Covenant of Fire is what brings the Finished Work of Christ to actually manifest in our SOUL (mind, will, emotions). Many have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, entering the Feast of Pentecost; God is calling us to the baptism of Fire to enter the Feast of Tabernacles.

In verse 10 of 2Kings 2, Elijah tells Elisha that he must SEE him when Elijah is taken. Just like Elisha, we must SEE that He (Jesus) has been taken, we must SEE the Finished Work of the cross. As long as we only see one Man (Jesus) on the cross, then we have an atonement for our sins but we have no provision for the sin NATURE of Adam. We must SEE OURSELVES on the cross in Christ (Rom.6:6 "Knowing this, that our old man IS crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed..."). We must SEE that the sin nature has been crucified, it is just our minds that must be renewed (Rom.12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind...").

In verse 12 of 2Kings 2, now that Elisha has SEEN Elijah taken, he does the absolutely crucial thing that many fail to do; "And Elisha saw it... and he took hold of his OWN clothes, and RENT them in two pieces." Eph.4:22 "...PUT OFF concerning the former conversation the old man... put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." We try to put on the mantle of Christ without rending our old garments and we end up living the lie of DUALITY, dual natures, a DOUBLE minded man. We remove our old garments and carefully fold them keeping them close by so we can change garments back and forth. Those old garments, the SOULish life of the flesh must be rent in two, just like the Tabernacle veil that hid the glory of God. Then we must "...put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ..."(Rom.13:14).

Notice also that Elisha didn't just stay on his 'whirlwind mantle receiving mountain top' experience, he went back down to the real world experience of crossing the Jordan. Just because we are receiving the mantle of Christ, that doesn't mean we won't face obstacles... quite the opposite, it almost guarantees obstacles! That is partially what the Covenant/ baptism of Fire is all about, in order that the Father may bestow upon us a 'breakthrough' anointing and authority. So, what's your Jordan?... for many of us it is simply BELIEF. Notice Elisha's words as he strikes the Jordan, "Where is the Lord God OF ELIJAH?". Why didn't he just say, "Where is the Lord God?" or "Where is the Lord God OF ELISHA?". He hadn't quite transitioned into totally understanding that the mantle was upon HIM now. My friend, may I prophesy to you that the mantle of Christ is upon YOU and I now! The same yoke-breaking, devil-defeating mantle that Jesus bore; the fullness of the seven-fold Spirit of Christ rests upon and dwells within US! We must rend our OWN garment (SOULish life of mind, will, emotions), that veils His glory and allow heaven to touch earth through us.

Remember that Covenant of Fire God made with Abraham we spoke of earlier? He said he would give Abraham's descendants (at this time he had no descendants!) a large PORTION of LAND. A couple chapters later, God seems to multiply the covenant as He says He'll give Abraham multitudes of descendants and make him the father of MANY NATIONS. Then in Rom.4:13 the covenant seems to have multiplied further as God said Abraham and his descendants would inherit the WORLD!... and of course, Galatians tells us that in Christ, WE are Abraham's descendants (Gal.3:29 "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.")

God is releasing His Covenant/ baptism of Fire among us, bringing a separation of SOUL and SPIRIT that we may have the 'double portion', that we may do the 'greater works', that the NATIONS bow before Him. Let the Elishas of our day press into the double portion, rending our OWN garments that we may receive His mantle- that we be clothed with Christ!


Linda Keith

Know My children that this is the Day that I AM completing My manifestation in my sons.(daughters) Know that I AM appearing in the midst of My church. I have drawn you out. I have chosen you. I have tried and I AM trying you.

Did I not say, that I sent not My Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved? And did I not say, that he that does truth is coming to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest? That they are worked out from within Me? Did I not say, the hour is coming and now is, when true worshippers will worship Me, in spirit and in truth, for I AM seeking those to worship Me as it must be. I AM Spirit and must be worshipped in spirit and truth.

KNOW AND RECKON, you are to be the bread that I AM sending to give life to the world. You are the bread, yes even the meat, yes even the strong meat, that many will feed on, because you will say ONLY what you hear Me say, you will do ONLY what you see Me do.

Did I not say that I would RAISE you up in the last day? I did not mean, just out of the grave of the dust, but also the dust of natural thinking and speaking. I AM RAISING a people up into the heavenlies, just as I did my beloved John.

They are indeed, in the world, but they are not of the world. They seek not glory for themselves. They will speak My words. Be not surprised at what I will say through these that I have chosen. I will, by My Spirit, have you to know it is I AM speaking.

I have whispered words to some of you and you would not accept what I said, because I didn't say it to the multudes and because of what you would lose. I have spoken parables to many, but I will speak the clear truth into the ears of those who will hear.

Be ready to receive!! For this is the Day that I AM manifesting through My chosen.

WARNING!! As before, there will be those who will not receive My Words, My sent ones and My Spirit. BUT, My plan will go forth, passing them for now, and many will come into My Rest, they too, will walk in the heavenlies, just as those I AM manifesting through. KNOW THIS IS COMING TO PASS, NOW, TODAY.

===== May Christ manifest in you daily!!


Matthew J. Burdette

I was in prayer several nights ago, and God began to show me a vision. In this vision I saw one that I knew to be an Apostle out in the streets. He was healing the sick, wheelchair cases were getting up out of their chairs, shouting and praising God. He was as Jesus was when he walked the earth. The very power of heaven seemed to be at his disposal without effort.

(At this same time, God began to speak to me, or reveal to me, what was happening, almost in a narrative sense.)

As the Apostle did the miraculous, he was also proclaimed the Kingdom of God to the people. His message did not veer from the message Peter preached on the day of Pentecost. It was "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost". Many believed his words, and obeyed his message. Great revival was present! As the Apostle continued to proclaim and work the miracles, I saw others come on the scene. These men were leaders in churches. God was not moving for them in the same way he was with the Apostle, yet they were carrying the title of "Apostolic". There was a hatred that came upon them for the Apostle. They despised his miracles, and began to say his power came from the devil. They cut him off from their fellowship, and began to persecute him.

At this time I saw him in several different ways, or scenarios. Some of the "Apostolic" men began to try to turn the people away from the Apostle. Some followed them because they were Elders in the church. Their position and standing in the assembly swayed some to their view. They then began to fight the Apostle, throwing rocks at him, he was put in prison. He was even killed. It seemed strange, but as the Apostle suffered the persecution and was killed he still continued to do the work. Even after he was killed he was still there, preaching salvation, and showing God's power through the signs and wonders that he did.

As all this was being shown to me God was narrating the whole thing to me. This is what he was saying:

...."The Apostle is the Real Apostolic Church. He is my Ambassador to the world. He will demonstrate my power to the world, but he will hold the same doctrine that the first Apostles taught, any other doctrine negates him as my Ambassador.

The Apostle will be men that do not limit me. They will ask for the impossible, so that I may get the Glory, because man could not do what they were asking. They will believe me for the limitless"....

As the scene changed, and the Apostle began to be persecuted, I seemed to know the interpretation as it happened. The Real Church will be persecuted by those that claim to be the church - much like the Pharisees persecuted Jesus. They will try to draw some away by speaking against the move of God through the Apostle (the Real Church). Some will follow them because they have been the leaders of the "church" for years.

As God continues to move on the Real Church, they will hate all who stand with the Apostle. They will fight and cast false accusations, drawing some away. They will turn the governments that be against the Real Church. Men will be put in prison. Some will be put to death. Yet all the persecution will not destroy or stop the Real Apostolic Church from the task before them. The gates of hell will not prevail!!

Moving With God

Henry Hankins

I would like to share a word of the Lord that's been on my heart so strongly the last few days. In Acts 17:28 Paul says "in Him we live, move, and have our being". We live, have Life and that more abundantly (we enjoy this great blessing!), on the other end of the verse it says "we have our being"....our IDENTITY. Yes, in this great verse we have LIFE at the beginning and IDENTITY at the other end (yet every breath we breathe). Now, what we have in the midst of this verse is the difficult part: MOVE. One rendering in the Greek text defines move as STIR. As part of the Kingdom of God we have Life and Identity but it's always moving. This is the part of Kingdom living that can be so many times difficult for us. And, how does the Lord move us?? By STIRRING us! He stirs us for many times we would not move unless. May we discern these stirring times and seasons of transition in our lives. Some things pass away (as Moses)...some things are taken away (as Elijah)....some things fade away (as John the Baptist). Lord, let us forcefully lay ahold of the Kingdom as it forcefully MOVES!


Homer Owen

After having a good nights sleep I awoke this morning with these words of an old favorite song. łShut in with God in a secret place. There in the spirit beholding His face. Gaining new power to run in the race. I long to be shut in with God.˛ Jesus wants to give us new power each day to run this race called life.

I have a dear friend that was having a hard time in getting something accomplished and he was sharing with me his frustration. Off the top of my head I gave him a few tidbits of great knowledge to help him, but he informed me that he had done all of these things and still nothing was happening. I told him that I would pray and if the Lord showed me something I would get back with him.

The next morning the Lord spoke to me about my friend and told me to tell him that what He was wanting was my friend. I was amused at myself and how my great wisdom didnąt include this. We are masters at coming up with a good work ethic of some kind to help each other to get God to do something on our behalf.

łNo wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your godly one to rot in the grave. You will show me the path of life, granting me the joy of your presence and knowing that at your right hand are pleasures forever more.˛ (Psalms 16:9-11)

God created us and designed us to have fellowship with us. We are His children and it is His greatest desire to have us close at His side so He can give us good things, but most of all Himself. The devil deceived Adam and Eve into thinking that we have been created to work for God and we can please Him with our good works. Apart from God our works are dead. The Lord wants to walk in the cool of the day and talk with us and tell us what is on His heart. Works out of this relationship will be pleasing to the Lord and we will be filled with joy.

It is almost like playing hide and go seek. Paul describes it best in his letter to the church at Philippi. łNot as though I have already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.˛ (Philippians 3: 12) Isnąt that an interesting observation of Paul. God had gone out and found Saul and made a new man out of him and now this new man, Paul was out to find God.

The Lord has gone out of His way to find you and bring you into His fold. I pray that you have a burning desire to now find Him. He has a secret place that we must pursue and how wonderful it is when we find Him and hide with Him from all the crazy stuff that is going on around us. Let me encourage you to read Psalm 91 today and take in what the Lord has for you in His secret place.

Blessings on your life today in Jesus name.

Five-Fold Today Archives

The Lord has given us the grace to reconcile the children to their Fathers

As One Body

  • We prepare for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb
  • Harvest the Fruit of the Latter Rain
  • Follow Him as the Army of the Lord into His Glory

Help To Prepare A Holy Bride!

Issue Oriented Discussion Newsletter

Index | Search This Site | Aristide.Org | The Latter Rain | Babylon the Great | The Kingdom | The Nicolaitans | Jezebel
The Baptism With the Holy Ghost | The Grand Delusion | World Trade Org | Liberation Theology | Jay Atkinson | Alphabetical Index