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July 5, 2000

Pray for Leaders

Prophetic Word through Gary Carpenter

"Hear not My voice in small matters only, but hear My voice on matters even of a national scale, and yes, even on matters of a global scale. For I will bring you instructions from the mind of Christ how to make intercession according to the will of the Father. Intercession for those that are in authority in nations, says the Spirit of the Lord.

My people regard themselves so small in their own eyes that they understand not it is their prayers I use to manifest the will of the Father according to the mind of Christ, even on a global scale. They say "Who am I? Who am I? I am nobody." Yet from the Lamb's perspective these are the very ones whose prayers He uses to manifest the will of the Father even on a global scale.

Expect My voice on these matters. Whatever I instruct you to pray, trust Me that I am bringing you the mind of Christ. I will bring you names of leaders you have never heard of in the natural. At times you will wonder, "Who is that?" Yet I will bring that name to you and I may or may not, according to the mind of Christ at the moment, lay out for you the situations involved. But I will bring you His mind on what to pray, exactly what to say.

If My people will hearken to My voice and yield to Me and trust Me to pray and make intercession according to the instruction I bring them, then the power of the Spirit will be loosed to manifest the will of the Father even in kings and leaders you have never heard of around the world. By this method your prayers can have global impact for the spread of the gospel. Your prayers can have global impact on the work of the kingdom in all nations, says the Lord.

Even in the crisis in your own nation at this moment, most believers are not speaking nor praying in line with the mind of Christ for this situation. For they are gathering information from carnal sources and weighing it in the balance of their own natural mind and coming to conclusions void of My counsel. My counsel comes from the throne! The counsel you receive from Me was not born on the earth, but was conceived in the heart of the Father, manifested to the mind of Christ and revealed unto My people as they sit and hear My counsel. I bring the mind of Christ from the throne unto them.

Would you cooperate with the enemy and bring destruction upon your nation by speaking great swelling words of man's vanity without first listening to the counsel I would bring you from the Lamb in order that you may speak in agreement with His mind, asks the Spirit of Grace? In the Proverbs it is written that a foolish woman tears down her own house with her hands. Many are tearing down their own nation with their mouths. For they speak according to the mind of man and not according to the mind of Christ. They have not sat in My presence and heard the counsel that I bring from the throne.

Speak to the people even this night. Admonish them. Warn them that they speak not according to foolishness. These are important matters. This is a grave situation. The enemy is struggling to gain even a stronger foothold and to become even more entrenched than he already is in this nation. I counsel you and I admonish you to remember the wisdom spoken in the Word which says, First of all, make supplication and prayers, intercession and giving of thanks for all men; for kings and all that be in authority.

But make sure to make intercession for the leaders according to the will of the Father, revealed by the mind of Christ, brought by the Spirit of the Living God unto those who will sit and wait upon Me, and hear My voice, says the Spirit of Grace.

It is imperative that My people make intercession according to the mind of Christ and not according to the wisdom of man. Weigh in the balance these two things: What would you have for your nation? The mind of Christ or the mind of man? Choose! Choose what you prefer.

When My people join in with foolish jesting concerning this situation regarding your President as it now exists in this land, unknowingly they are joining the words of their mouth with him who would destroy this nation. They place the Spirit in a position of having to lift the hand of My anointing from the words of their mouth. They know not that as the degree of My anointing lifts from the words of their mouth that the authority of their words is rendered less powerful in every realm of life.

Without My anointing your words have no power. Without My anointing your words carry no authority. They do not desire this. They understand not that to join in foolish jesting, speaking words in agreement with the enemy of this nation, by degrees lowers the power and authority I desire to manifest in their words. Admonish them to cease from this foolishness immediately.

Now I bring instruction from the mind of Christ on how to make intercession for your President. Intercede for your President as if he were your own son born of your own loins. If he were your son, born of your loins, sitting in the office of President, even though you did not agree with many of his policies, how would you make intercession for him? That is how you should make intercession for your President.

Again I say, for clarity's sake, make intercession for your President as though he were your own son, born of your own body who was sitting in that office. As you would make intercession for your son, make intercession for your President and his family. Make intercession for his bride as though she were your daughter in law. Make intercession for their child as though she were your granddaughter.

This is the wisdom proceeding from the mind of Christ Who sits on the throne. Make intercession for your President as though he were your own son, born of your own body, bone of your bone, blood of your blood, flesh of your flesh. Make intercession in that vein and you will be making intercession according to the mind of Christ, says the Spirit of Grace.

Submitted by Pam Clark

Parable of the Fishless Fishermen... Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And lo, there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact, the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish. And the fish were hungry. Year after year these who called themselves fishermen met in meetings and talked about their call to fish, the abundance of fish, and how they might go about fishing. Continually they searched for new and better definitions of fishing. They sponsored costly nationwide and worldwide congresses to discuss fishing and to promote fishing and hear about all the ways of fishing. These fishermen built large, beautiful buildings called "Fishing Headquarters." The plea was that everyone should be a fisherman and every fisherman should fish. One thing they didn't do, however; they didn't fish. They organized a board to send out fishermen to where there were many fish. The board was formed by those who had the great vision and courage to speak about fishing, to define fishing, and to promote the idea of fishing in far-away streams and lakes where many other fish of different colors lived. Also the board hired staffs and appointed committees and held many meetings to define fishing, to defend fishing, and to decide what new streams should be thought about. But the staff and committee members did not fish. Expensive training centers were built to teach fishermen how to fish. Those who taught had doctorates in fishology, but the teachers did not fish. They only taught fishing. Year after year, graduates were sent to do full-time fishing, some to distant waters filled with fish. Further, the fishermen built large printing houses to publish fishing guides. A speaker's bureau was also provided to schedule special speakers on the subject of fishing. Many who felt the call to be fishermen responded, and were sent to fish. But like the fishermen back home, they never fished. Some also said they wanted to be part of the fishing party, but they felt called to furnish fishing equipment. Others felt their job was to relate to the fish in a good way so the fish would know the difference between good and bad fishermen. After one stirring meeting on "The Necessity for Fishing," a young fellow left the meeting and went fishing. The next day he reported he had caught two outstanding fish. He was honored for his excellent catch and scheduled to visit all the big meetings possible to tell how he did it. So he quit his fishing in order to have time to tell about the experience to the other fishermen. He was also placed on the Fishermen's General Board as a person having considerable experience. Now it's true that many of the fishermen sacrificed and put up with all kinds of difficulties. Some lived near the water and bore the smell of dead fish every day. They received the ridicule of some who made fun of their fishermen's clubs and the fact that they claimed to be fishermen yet never fished. They wondered about those who felt it was of little use to attend the weekly meetings to talk about fishing. After all, were they not following the Master who said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men? Imagine how hurt some were when one day a person suggested that those who didn't catch fish were really not fishermen, no matter how much they claimed to be. Yet it did sound correct. Is a person a fisherman if year after year he never catches a fish or (even worse) never goes fishing?

(author unknown)

Contributed by Margaret Gumns

From David Howe
Kent, England

Freedom - My wind is coming.

Come - Take my hand - Yes rise up and walk with me upon the water - For the water is freedom - Freedom in spirit - For where the spirit of the Lord is - There is liberty.

For in the days to come I AM going release the captives - Release them so that they will be free to follow their callings in me says the Lord.

For the bones will come together at the sound of thy voice - Bone upon bone - Every one in its right place - For the time of gathering is at hand.

And as they come together as I have commanded - So I will cover them with skin - For my Glory will come upon them says the Lord.

For Then at the sound of my voice they shall march as one to take back the land - For they shall go to the enemies camp and take back what has been stolen - For they shall plunder his goods says the Lord.

Rise up o my people rise up - For the wind is about to blow - Blow upon you - Come says the Lord come - Come - Be not afraid - Step out of the boat - Step out of mans ways and into mine - Yes step out onto the water - For it is there that I AM says the Lord.

Be free my people - For I AM your freedom - Yes cast off those heavy bands and walk with me - For I died and rose again so that you can be free.

Come to me and be free - For my yoke is easy - My burden light says the Lord.

Yes be not afraid - Cast away fear from you - For now is the time for you come forth into your callings that I have set before you says the Lord.

For the wells within you shall be unstopped and my living water shall flow forth from you.

Yes rise up - Get out of that boat and walk with me - For where I AM there is liberty says the Lord.

Dave Howe -
Wellspring ministries - Ministering unto the Lord -
Serving his people.

Special Olympics

A few years ago, at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry .The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back.....every one of them.

One girl with Down's Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said: "This will make it better." Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes.

People who were there are still telling the story. Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.


Brother Alan - doulos Christou - Soli Deo Gloria!

1 Tim 4:10 "For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe."

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