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July 25, 2000

A New Day Is Come

Bonnie Copeland

I am transitioning as many are at this time. The way has been made and the time has come. The time of the spirit is being changed. The time of the church is being changed. We are moving into the new. A new day is come and we are seeing signs of change around us. Change as we move on in the things of the Lord. Change as how we live, change as how we are seeing HIM coming in a new way. Visitation and refreshing, renewal and restoring taking place. A fresh new change is come and we as a church must be attentive to HIM, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." We are being moved into the new.

...Strong's G2537. kainos, kahee-nos'; of uncert. affin.; new (espec. in freshness; while G3501 is prop. so with respec to age):--new

I am in a time of transition, a time of being confined as never before. Walking into an unknown place of where HE will be Ruler and King. A place of which we are being sent, it will be HIM, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Many have been in the desert place, a time of dying, a time of being changed, a time of sure death to all around us. A time of crying unto HIM of whom sees, hears and understands us. A place of which the enemy would try to be to get you to stray. A time of when you cannot be anywhere except with the one who knows you, who called you to be all HE has said. One who knows you more than any other. One who said, "Come, let us be going."

The time is come for me to be launched out, as we wait on the natural season to come, the Spirit and the bride say, "Come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. . . . That which has been bought.

Respectfully submitted to you.
Serving HIM,
Bonnie Copeland

The Church: Different From the World

A. W. Tozer

Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate," says the Lord. "Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." --2 Corinthians 6:17

The church's mightiest influence is felt when she is different from the world in which she lives. Her power lies in her being different, rises with the degree in which she differs and sinks as the difference diminishes.

This is so fully and clearly taught in the Scriptures and so well illustrated in Church history that it is hard to see how we can miss it. But miss it we do, for we hear constantly that the Church must try to be as much like the world as possible, excepting, of course, where the world is too, too sinful....

Let us plant ourselves on the hill of Zion and invite the world to come over to us, but never under any circumstances will we go over to them. The cross is the symbol of Christianity, and the cross speaks of death and separation, never of compromise. No one ever compromised with a cross. The cross separated between the dead and the living. The timid and the fearful will cry "Extreme!" and they will be right. The cross is the essence of all that is extreme and final. The message of Christ is a call across a gulf from death to life, from sin to righteousness and from Satan to God. The Set of the Sail, 35, 36.

"Lord, help me to be willing to be different. Forgive me for the sin of blending in. I pray that our neighbors would see something different in our church and our people and be drawn to the Savior. Amen."

The Church: The Self-effacing Saint

For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus. --Philippians 2:20,21

In this day when shimmering personalities carry on the Lord's work after the methods of the entertainment world it is refreshing to associate for a moment even in the pages of a book with a sincere and humble man who keeps his own personality out of sight and places the emphasis upon the inworking of God. It is our belief that the evangelical movement will continue to drift farther and farther from the New Testament position unless its leadership passes from the modern religious star to the self-effacing saint who asks for no praise and seeks no place, happy only when the glory is attributed to God and himself forgotten....

Within the last quarter of a century we have actually seen a major shift in the beliefs and practices of the evangelical wing of the church so radical as to amount to a complete sellout; and all this behind the cloak of fervent orthodoxy. With Bibles under their arms and bundles of tracts in their pockets, religious persons now meet to carry on "services" so carnal, so pagan, that they can hardly be distinguished from the old vaudeville shows of earlier days. And for a preacher or a writer to challenge this heresy is to invite ridicule and abuse from every quarter.

Our only hope is that renewed spiritual pressure will be exerted increasingly by self-effacing and courageous men who desire nothing but the glory of God and the purity of the church. May God send us many of them. They are long overdue. Of God and Men, 16-18.

"Lord, forgive me for my pride. Give me the humble spirit of the self-effacing saint. Amen."

Insight for Leaders

God Is Looking At Your Heart

Julia Mason

Last winter, I attended an art school in downtown Seattle. I was taking courses in Fashion Design. I seemed to "blend in" with my attire even though I was the oldest (32 yrs old) in the class. A designer recognizes another designer.

One morning in speech class, I noticed a young girl, approximately 18 years-old, dressed in full black, black-dyed hair, and a jacket that had a noticeable patch on it with the following statement, "My name is satan."

This young girl caught my attention and she leaned over to me and said,

"Hey, you! See that guy with the blue sweater in the front row?" I said, "Yes". She said, "He's a Christian and he doesn't like me because my jacket says 'My name is satan.'"

I looked back at her and said, "Listen, God is looking at your heart, not your jacket, so you can wear what you want." You can imagine the look of shock that was upon her face. She later wept as I stood before that entire class of "Satanists" and gave my first speech about how God prevented me from having an abortion when I was 22. I told them that we all have a choice to choose life or death EVERYDAY. Life to a dream or death to a dream. Life to an unborn child or death to an unborn child. Life eternal from God through His Son, Jesus, or death through suicide, overdose, hatred.

I looked at that young girl and watched the tears stream down her face thanking God for His unconditional love that reaches out to the most wounded of souls everyday, beckoning them to choose LIFE.

Julia Mason

Someone Needs Your Love

Petru Prinsloo


Someone needs your love and attention right now! In fact, in all the world millions need love and attention right now. Yes, they need to hear the gospel too, but what they need most is to experience the ministry of My heart. You have My Spirit within; you have seen My heart - go minister My heart to that single person I send across your path today. And the person I send tomorrow and the day after, and the day after.......

Preaching to and teaching of the masses do have their place; however forget not that it is My love they need to experience foremost. I have not called everyone to the stages and the arenas to address thousands, in fact I have only called a few of them, the rest I have called to a one-on-one ministry.

Unconditional love is almost unheard of in the world. However, the time has come for change. You are My chosen vessels whom I have called and predestined to make My love visible.

I love all, but those who do not know My love, become fatalistic and are easy prey for Satan. You need to know this now: he's been snaring so many, so fast that every second, one person in your city, steps into his trap. Do not allow the people I send your way, to walk into those traps. Show, not tell, but show them My unconditional love. No matter who the person is, what they look like or what they believe.

Just ask and I will show you what the person needs. Be open to My voice and obey what you hear. You might not understand or see the results of your obedience, but trust My Spirit within to guide you.

Do not be overwhelmed by the numbers, I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the Almighty, I am with you. Take the one person I send to you today and show, not tell, but show him or her My unconditional love that resides in you.

Loving the unloved, I gave My life unconditionally; I am giving My love unconditionally; now I'm calling you to do the same.

Loving all
Petru Prinsloo

Unconditional Love

Linda Evans:

There is something in the posting concerning: "the New Mindset" which the Lord has used to fill my spirit with a "pressing need" to speak forth a warning; a warning directed specifically to those who think they will be the 'least' likely to need this warning. As is often the case, we see things in the Word of God that apply to everyone else -- except ourselves.

So many prophetic voices have been speaking forth a Word concerning the preparation for "the new thing".. the "new move of God"... how "unlike anything we have ever seen" before this one will be... etc. etc. How we must be prepared to let completely go of the "old" and take hold of the "new". Yet, the Holy Spirit emphatically warns, as "this new move " begins to be manifested, the very ones who are speaking forth the warnings "to be prepared" are going to be part of the prophesied ones who reject it and even are used to destroy the teachers, prophets and wise ones sent forth with the last day's Message.

The New Move will require a completely new mindset, yes.. the Mindset of Unconditional Love. Love (Agape) is the manifestation of the Son of God. "For God so Loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son"... the Only Begotten Son is Love-Manifested on the earth. Love shall again be manifested on the earth in the many sons who are even now arising in Love. This Move will be an expression of the Unconditional Love of God in His many sons... Jesus glorified in His holy ones... and all those who have believed will be utterly amazed, St. Paul warned us all! Utterly in awe... in reverence and holy fear, as we see the manifestation of Jesus in His sons, Jesus Glorified!

This Unconditional LOVE arising will create all kinds of disruptions in "church" as usual... it will create all kinds of disruptions in 'organization' and 'control' of all kinds, for this is the Rapture of the Church of the Heart, as God has called forth His Lovers and Lovers of His creation, united in the Koinonia of the Holy Spirit, the manifested Body of Christ (LOVE) revealed on earth ... Love by God's meaning and definition, and not man's.

This Love-Church will create all kinds of disruptions to 'life as normal' -- It will create great division and great joining... for in this Love-Church, the hearts of the sons/daughters will be united as never before seen -- except in the early church, to a lesser degree. The Glory of the Latter House shall be greater than the former!

LOVE shall bind and bond these servants of the Most High into the same degree of Union that each one has come into "in Christ". Yet by that same Divine Joining, this Love-Church will cause a great division between a man and his father, a daughter and her mother, a daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law -- a man's enemies will be the members of his own household! Jesus warned us, it is not peace that He will bring, and that if we do not hate (by comparison to this LOVE) his father, mother, wife, children, brothers and sisters, even his own life, He cannot be the Lord's Disciple!

The heart of the Body is even now beginning to beat in union with God and with others drawn into this Divine-Love Joining of the Church ... this union is going to "disturb" many of the prophets who are warning others to be prepared for "the New" which they know is "not going to be like anything ever seen before".. and who are warning us to be ready to let go of the old, to take hold of the new! Yet even so, this Love-Church is not going to be well-received, even as Jesus (Love) was not received in His First Coming. We live still bound by our 'expectations' and carnal understanding of the Heart of God!

Love requires all of the Heart... it leaves nothing untouched; Love crosses all barriers, all walls, all boundaries which have successfully kept the Church divided for centuries. Love never fails. Love never quits... never gives up.. is patient, kind, not selfish, not self-seeking, there is no law against Love. Love Gives Unconditionally ... Love is the Power of the Kingdom unleashed on earth. Love is the Blood of the Kingdom and flows through every life that has unconditionally been given over to the Lord God Almighty... fully consecrated unto Him, who is their Life. Love is Divine. God is Love!

This Love has begun to be poured out in the bottomlands and many have begun to be touched and set free by Love already... and yet, by carnal, corrupted man, the "motives" of Love are questioned, and "fear of Love" is being spread already into the circles of those who believe they are the prophets of this day, who are not thinking for a minute that they could be the very ones Jesus warned against:

"Woe to you teachers of the law and Pharisee, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. And you say, if we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets" [Matt 23:29-30]

Seriously consider these words of warning! The very ones who will be used to kill and crucify and flog the prophets/teachers/wise-ones of this last day (v34) are the ones who have been honoring the prophets of the past, decorating the graves of the righteous... establishing their 'separation' from those of the past, separating from those they call the Babylonians... those who took part in the shedding of the blood of the earlier prophets...

And yet, the Lord warns, 'you who have so earnestly honored the prophets of old, whose innocent blood was shed by those you believe you are so 'different from'.. you are the very ones who will be used to destroy the prophets, the wise ones, the teachers of this day that I have sent forth even now to begin proclaiming the LOVE of God on earth. Those I have sent forth to begin the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth. The Kingdom of the Son of My Love.'

Jesus warns, "You testify against yourselves that you are the descendents of those who murdered the prophets! Fill up then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers! You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?" [Matt 23:31-33]

This attack against Love will come from those who will believe they are the very 'least likely' to ever be used to kill, crucify, and flog the "sent ones" of this last day's move of God, yet they shall be the very ones who do it!! >From groups of 'separatists' (Pharisees) -- those who will maintain a good and fine 'outward appearance', who will fear even the appearance of evil - justifying their actions by the use of Scripture even as Satan has always done - from these will come the persecutors of the New Move of God, "testifying against" themselves by their own actions, that they are indeed 'descendants of those who murdered the prophets"

"To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. They claim to 'know God' but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for dong anything good." [Titus 15-16]

"And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of Zechariah, son of Berakiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation" [Matt 23:35-36]

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you... how often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Look... your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see Me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord." [Matt 23:37-38]

Agape -- Love is pure, but it shall be maligned and discredited and slandered, even as it has begun to come under attack from the forces of darkness already. There is a reality to this attack which needs to be addressed now.. in preparation and warning for the many who will be filled to overflowing with this Great Passion and Love of the Lord.

To those called to this Work of Love: Beware of perverted spirits who would drag His Love down into lust and into the depths of animal passion. The Lord has provided the Cross for crucifixion of all our human-old-carnal nature; take seriously the work of the Holy Spirit as He brings into the light, your vulnerability to this demonic attack. Ask the Holy Spirit to mortify the misdeeds of your body, that you might be made-safe from this attack against the Love and that the Love might not be contaminated by your unruly and uncrucified flesh. You who desire to Love and Honor the Lord, keep His Love uncontaminated by the spirits of darkness, for this Love is precious and must not be allowed to be slandered or perverted by the misuse of it! Take no delight in wickedness! The Lord will respond to your cry for crucifixion, for He is purifying for Himself a people who will belong to Him, singularly Devoted to Him... may you be such a people and may His Love (JESUS) be Glorified in you.

Let Him separate all carnal-human self-love from your hearts, that His Agape might flow pure and uncontaminated through your fleshly-bodies. There are deceiving spirits who will come disguised, attempting to lure you into lawlessness. BE gentle as doves and yet as wise as these serpent-spirits... He has not called a people into Lawlessness! He has called a people into LOVE, against which there is no Law. Do not fall prey to the deceiving spirits who would justify 'lust' in the name of Love. There awaits only an evil doublecross should you fall prey to these spirits of darkness.. yet the Lord will rescue and the Lord will deliver you from all forces of darkness as you press on into Union with His Love.

May the Love-Flock arise even now, as the Lord calls her forth, as one... May the sons/daughters manifest the AGAPE of God... may all earthly love-relationships be seen to be 'hate' by comparison to this LOVE, which God has shed abroad in your hearts. May Jesus be glorified in His holy ones, in His holy people, those who have come through the death and burial and now are to resurrected to be the Tabernacle the SHKN of the Living God! The Inheritance of Jesus... His Nachal!

May we all fall to our knees in humility and fear... asking the Lord to show us our hearts. May we be humbled now, that HE might be exalted in us in due time and may we pray for the Will of God in and through us all!

In Holy Fear of God and His Sovereign Will... May Thy KINGDOM Come.. Lord, On Earth as it is in Heaven.

Linda the Beguine

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