Five-Fold Today - The Right Spirit - I Am Calling - Shut Out the Other Voices - Dirty Pigs - Response to Dirty Pigs - The Journey of a Single Drop of Water - Surprise Attack - Be servants - Two Governments - Fascinated with Jesus - He Shall Come Into His Temple - Prophets in Community - Sheep and Goats

August 14, 2000

The Right Spirit

Betty Hamalainen

It is so important that those who are called and chosen by God to speak, to be in the right spirit and not to even allow any offenses to even attach themselves to them. Bitterness of the soul is so destructive, and will not allow any pure truth to be said. If any has any ought against anyone, that has to be taken care of and then cut out and get it right away.

Hallelujah! The fullness of time is so important, because it is always the way the Spirit of the Lord works. Jesus birth was in the fullness of time, and then before he could even work the ministry of His Father, there had to be the wilderness time and testing. John the Baptist came forth in the fullness of time, he too had to do a wilderness time. And so did all the other men and women of God. You know the Holy Spirit will tell us exactly when to move, Another thing some people when a prophecy is given to them they run out to do that prophecy in their own power, and strength, these people are very deceived, and will run into a time after time defeat from the enemy and they will always be saying how they have to fight the devils, instead of walking in the victorious power of Jesus Christ which is not my will be done, but your will be done in my life.

Jesus Christ was our forerunner and he never once did things in his own strength, he is our pattern and we must realize that, and follow him as he had said to do, that is to pick up our cross and to follow him, that is if we want to be his disciple. The Amplified Bible states it like this. Luke 9:23. If, any person wills to come after me; let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself, and his own interest, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow me [cleave steadfastly to me, conform wholly to my example in living and if need be in dying also]

There will be many Gethsemane's and it will always be "Not what I want, but what your will is for me. There are times that we are beaten down by the saints that don't know any better, but there must be a realization that God is working this out together for his glory and for my good, because I love him. He will never allow anyone who trust him to be disappointed.

In the fullness of time Jesus Christ went to the Cross, in the fullness of time Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, and seated at the right hand of God the Father to rule and reign for us and to intercede for us. Let us be more angel conscious then demon conscious, more righteousness conscious and walk in the abundance of his grace and walk in the purity of heart and conscience. Oh yes these days are going to be glorious and yet troublesome and we must be prepared for each, we must know our God and we must be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might and always wearing the full Armour which is Jesus Christ living, it is no more I but Christ that lives within me and the life that I live I am living by the faith of Jesus Christ who loved and gave himself for me. Anything of self blinds the eyes that we cannot see right. And only self will take up the offenses and walk in the hurt of them and therefore the eyes are cloudy and cannot see what the Spirit of the Lord is saying. Some say that his voice is so quiet that they cannot hear what he is saying, that is the time to just stay put and wait upon the Lord to see what he is saying. Others trust the thoughts that they get into their mind, when the Holy Spirit will speak from where he dwells and that is in the spirit of man. For the Spirit of the Lord and man's spirit are joined together as one, and when He speaks he will speak from his throne room and that is where he rules and reigns in our hearts.

I don't trust anything that comes to my mind, and that is why the Spirit of the Lord says take every thought captive and bring it into the obedience of Christ and the obedience of Christ Jesus was death even the death of the Cross. That is where all thoughts are to go, and we are to listen to what the Scripture says and not to what man has to say. Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

We are to rule as kings of righteousness, and that righteousness is of God only any self righteousness is nothing but filthy rags, and we must depend on Christ righteousness alone, and we rule from the midst of his heart. Let me tell you why so many people get crushed so many times, it is that they try to pull down the demons from their high places and when you try to pull demons down to earth you are going to run into trouble, it is that we are seated in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus with all things under our feet, for truly God the Father put all things under the feet of Christ Jesus and we are His body and we carry Christ around here on this earth for others to see. and when the unbeliever sees a Christian always in defeat of the enemy they will never want to accept that kind of life, but when they see an overcoming Christian with the Joy of the Lord in their hearts no matter what the circumstance they will stand in awe to see how this one can be the way they are.



Dawn Braun

I, says the Lord, am about to open up the gates of heaven to those who Will hear my voice and obey my call. I am calling throughout the whole Earth for those who will worship me in spirit and in truth. My truth abounds throughout the whole universe and even the stars in the heavens know and obey my voice.

At the sound of my voice the mountains shake.
At the sound of my voice the waters roar
At the sound of my voice the nations shake
Nothing can hide from my voice

In this hour I am seeking, Yes, I am seeking for those who will hear the call and answer when I call them. I will call those who will hear and answer me. I am calling, I am calling, I am calling forth. I have abundance waiting to be given away to those who will ask. Why don't my people ask for more? Why are they afraid? Are they afraid they will not get what they have ask for?? Why don't they ask me for more? I have all they want and all they will ever need. Most already know but there are those who will not ask and they miss out on my eternal blessing for them. I want to give it is my to give. I am a giver and I long to give to those who will ask.

I am calling, I am calling, I am calling to those who will hear. Will you hear and obey my voice, says the Lord? Will you hear and obey my voice? Will you go to the utter most parts of the earth? Will you do it for me? Will you make plans and be ready to go? Who will heed my voice to go forth? Who will hear me and obey my voice? I am seeking you I am looking at you I am seeking you to go forth. Be ready, go out, go forth to do my work. There is much work to be done in the kingdom yet. I am not finished with you. I am not done with you. I am not done. I am not done! Seek me, find me, hear me with your ears today. I am seeking you I am longing after you. I seek my people to go do what I ask of them. Oh, If they only would ask of me, seek me and find me. Look! See! Seek! If you will seek you will find. If you ask I will give. I have much to give!

I am seeking my church to go do the works they have talked of for years,

yet have never done. Things they tell others to do, but don't do themselves. They need to start doing the works. I am looking, I am seeking throughout the whole earth for those who will go and not be silent, to take my gospel to the nations. Did I not say that I would give you the nations for your inheritance? I am a man of my word. It is for you.

Ask, seek, knock, and you will surely find says the Lord.

Shut Out the Other Voices

JoAnn Parrott

Dear "all-volunteer" and "all-ears" Army of God:

I was impressed with the following words from the Lord on August 5th, 2000.

Shut out the other voices. When I say, "Be still and know Me, I don't mean that you have to be "physically" still but to be "still" in your soul. So many voices -- so much stimulation and irritation that fight against "resting" - against "peace of mind." My sheep hear Me and they know My voice. There is only one Shepherd - not hundreds of voices yelling, "Do this. Buy this. Go here. Stay there. What now? Why haven't you done that?" I speak tenderly. I speak life. I correct restoratively. I'm the Voice of One calling "Prepare the way." I'm the Shepherd who laid down His life or you. I'm committed to your certain good. Prepare the way. First for me to come to you - to speak to you. Shut off the clamoring noises of "empty" entertainment. Tell that strong voice of your soul to "be still and know Me." I'll encourage. I will correct. I will direct. I will guide you. I am your Shepherd, you shall not want. I will cause you to lie down in green life-giving pastures. I will lead you beside quiet waters. I will restore your soul. I will lead you in paths of righteousness for My Name's sake. Even though you walk through the Valley of the shadow of death, Do Not Fear for I am with you. My rod and My staff will comfort and protect you. I've prepared a table for you in the presence of your enemies. I have anointed your head with oil - your cup overflows! Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life and you will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Believe with me that all of us who have been "hearing impaired" because of soooo many voices will be still and KNOW God.


Dirty Pigs

Roger Taylor

During the last couple of weeks, while I was trying to pray, I would get this picture in my "imagination" of two pigs wandering around in my front yard. One of them was shaking and having a hard time walking, like pictures you see on TV of cows with mad cow disease. That was all.

This morning, when I saw the same picture, I was drawn to how hard the sick pig was struggling to walk. Then I sensed the H.S. saying to me: "pick up the pig and take it into your house." "What?" I thought: That pig is dirty. It isn't house broken. It is sick and I might catch the disease. Never-the-less, I couldn't shake the thought that I was to take the pig in the house. So, I picked up this big pig and staggered into the family room and put it down.

Immediately, the pig stopped shaking. It sat back on its haunches and looked up at me with the biggest, most beautiful eyes filled with thanks. As I looked at the pig, the face still looked like a pig, but I realized I was looking into the face of Jesus. I began to weep. How many times had I seen the poor sick animal and ignored it and almost chased it away. How often has the church (we) had the sick dirty pigs come right into our midst, right on "our" property, and we ignored them until they left. roger taylor

Linda Evans in response to Roger Taylor's Dirty Pigs article...

May we lavish upon one another the Grace of Jesus
The Love of the Father.. and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit!

Dear Roger,
I can totally identify with what you have written. About a year ago, in obedience to the Lord's prompting, I invited a young woman home for prayer and fellowship. She was a pretty rough looking young girl.. chains, piercings, gay ... very-very 'dark' ... rough and tough, having survived on the streets of LA for 11 years. After I got her home, and I saw her talking so intently to my youngest daughter.. I began to get afraid... fearing what "could happen". As I began to pray, the Lord said, 'Linda, what do you think they are going to look like, when I bring them to you?'. That settled it for me.. as I laughed a little at my shelteredness.... Today, you would not recognize that young woman. The Lord most definitely HAD picked her out that day, and after days of deliverance and a year of discipleship, she has come forth into the beauty and freedom He intended her to....He calls her His beloved! We need to be careful that we don't offend or grieve the Holy Spirit with our unwillingness to take those steps of faith... reaching out, as the Arms of Love, in the Name of Christ. Carrie and I both praise His Name as He did two miracles that night, one in her and one in me. :)
Love, Linda

Stephen Hanson


9. You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them. Ps. 89
2. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.
3. The seas have lifted up, O LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Ps. 93

"This is a journey. A journey that all will take in this life time. What journey are you on, and what is the road that you are being led to by your prayers and purposes?

"A journey is simply a journey. It is a process, and although there is a destination, the journey is what "takes us through."

(The Lord showed me the back of someone who was lying on the edge of a cliff. As I was watching this person and the cliff, I noticed that something was released and dropped below. I looked towards the bottom of this cliff which was on the edge of a beach, and was filled with various rocks and other debris. My attention went back to the top of the cliff again, and I noticed this object which had just been dropped below. At first it appeared to be a bubble, a very small one, then I noticed that it must be a single drop of water. This was released and it fell below and hit the ground where the beach was. It moved across the rocks and approached the water. As I continued watching this single droplet of water, the ocean rose to a great height and embraced or took in, this drop of water. Thus what was once a single droplet of water had now become part of the great ocean itself. Waves rose and fell, and the ocean currents swelled, as this single little droplet of water was carried along in its journey.)

"My people, you are like this drop of water. You were once alone and by yourselves. But you have become part of the great ocean of my love for you. As my Spirit takes you through "many waters" know that my current will take you through. This great ocean will take you into eternity. That is the destination. For now though, the journey will continue in its course. "

Stephen Hanson

Surprise Attack

Maria Magruder-Taylor

Today, myself and 2 other mighty women of God (Suzan Hartman & Glinda Smith) went in for a surprise attack on the enemy, that I would like to share with you all. Its the first time we've ever done anything like this. I have kept it hush, hush, except for a few intercessors to pray over the situation, in order to have a surprise attack! To just show up on their door steps, them not knowing we are coming, and take the enemy off guard. (the ladies aren't the enemy, but demonic presence is) My husband and I over a month ago went and prayed, ourselves over the land and the place of the houses, and as we did we had six eagles in mid-town Anchorage flying over us! Its one thing to see an eagle outside of Anchorage, but rarely do we see them downtown!

We went in today to 5 whore houses in Anchorage. We came to share and show the love of God, not to preach or condemn, but to be a servant to some lost ladies. We came as well bearing gifts. We had baskets full of skin care, and all kinds of lovely stuff that women like, as well as gift certificates for them to get their hair done, and also the word of God.

We went up to the first door, not knowing what to expect, if we would encounter a man who runs the place with a gun, or if we would get to go straight to the ladies. We opened the door, and went down a long tunnel into the house, not knowing again what to expect. Two ladies were at the desk, and we presented them with our gifts and began to tell them how important they are, and that they are loved by God. We did this for all 5 of the houses, many of the women we talked to as we told them we cared and God cared could barely hold back the tears. They could hardly believe someone would take the time to come to their door to give them gifts and just be friendly. Some weren't sure were for "real". Some asked us what "organization" we were with, and we said, "NONE!", we are just people with the love of God, real people that want to be your friend. They all accepted us, some invited us into their home, others couldn't leave the house, they are stranded there, and ordered not to ever leave.

Four out of five whore houses have given us their phone numbers and names, so we can be in contact with them. We plan on taking these lovely ladies out to lunch next week, and share in more depth the love of God for them. One of the ladies OWNS two of the houses and has agreed to let us take her to lunch! What an opportunity to take one of the owners out to lunch!

After experiencing this today with these women, I am addicted. I want to pursue reaching these women for Jesus, as well as other houses in Anchorage, as the Lord leads...

We would appreciate any prayer support in the next few weeks for these ladies, and the salvation of their souls. As well, if you would like to be a part of this outreach in donating items or financially, please feel free to email me. Or if you just want to be kept up to date with the progress of this ministry as the Lord leads, feel free to email me and I'll put you on the list!

Blessings to all of you! Feel free to pass this report to anyone that may be interested in hearing what God is doing and about to do with the lost women of Anchorage, or who may be interested in getting involved in a ministry like this.

Blessings to you all!

Maria Magruder-Taylor

Be servants

David Howe

My people - Stop competing with each other in your hearts - Be servants my people - Be servants to each other.

For My Word says that you must prefer others above yourselves - That you must not lord it over others.

Do not think of yourselves more highly than you ought to - But keep a humble heart in all things - For I will lift up the truly humble in heart - But the proud I will cast down says the Lord.

For I say unto you this day - Watch your hearts - Yes examine yourselves carefully - Examine yourselves before you come to my table this day - For the heart of man is desperately wicked and can deceive him - For only I can renew the heart says the Lord.

Yes be servants to one another my people - For you are all equal before me - For no one is above anybody else in my kingdom - Remember that you were all sinners in need of a savior.

Be servants my people - BE SERVANTS.

Dave Howe - August 13th 2000. Wellspring ministries -England.

Two Governments

Becky McLendon

"The Spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all."
-Thomas Jefferson -

"When the government fears the people, you have liberty.
When the people fear the government, you have tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson -

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
- Henry David Thoreau -

"If a Nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never can be."
- Thomas Jefferson -

"and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you" I Peter 3:15

Since the onset of time , big government has been trying to legislate God out of the picture., so we can see where "big government" originates. Satan himself, the ruler of principalities in the heavenlies, is the big government that executed a "coup de e'tat" against the government of God. When Adam and Eve fell for the big lie of the serpent, that government was set in force here on earth. Man served this earthly government, while all along another government existed. The government of God is everywhere, but man chooses to ignore it.

At the turn of the last century, and after two world wars, the world turned to MATERIALISM.."getting stuff" and "being successful" Peace and security were the words of the age. And what does the scripture say about "when they say peace and security (safety)?" Humanism, narcissism, hedonism...all the evil isms came from the love of money...the root of all evil. It is amazing what people now days worship. SELF, BEAUTY, RICHES, CHILDREN, POSSESSIONS, SPORTS, WORSHIP (YES WORSHIP) RELIGION, DENOMINATION, POSITION, "LEADERSHIP ROLES", the list continues, ad nauseum.

In 1962, we legislated God out of the public arena. We have seen the decline of education in spite of the "Quality Schools" hodge podge of buzz words. The lofty Goals 2000 is slouching toward Babylon now at an alarming rate. Communism is alive and well and being courted openly by our government and what are we doing? "Eat and sleep and rise again to eat and sleep..while partying all the way to hell." There comes upon the scene even as I write, two governments that will become apparent. The Lord had spoken last month " IN ONE DAY THEY WILL EITHER BE CONFOUNDED OR CONFIRMED.:" Two governments approach this earth...One is the New World Order. NOVUM ORDUS SECULORUM, with the promise of Wilhelm Hegel, the esteemed "builder" of a NEW religion, ORDER OUT OF CHAOS..accomplished by taking Truth, (thesis) introducing ANTI TRUTH (antithesis) and culminating in COMPROMISE(SYNTHESIS)..The origin of this philosophy is NOT with Hegel, contrary to the "Master Builders" boasts. It originated in Eden when the beguiling serpent asked "Hath God REALLY said?" Followers of this government, the antichrist system will, in ONE DAY be confounded.

The other government approaching on the horizon is the Government of God (which has always existed since before time) It will soon be seen by all. Within this government will be a people..a company..a remnant bright shining as the sun..transformed by the glory of God. IN ONE DAY this people will be confirmed.

There is a line drawn between governments. A divine "CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE" echoes through the land. If you are in CHRIST, SAY SO. Do NOT let the Government of this age silence you.

If you have received Christ your Inheritance, it is time to speak. Go straight to the root of evil.....and lay the axe to it. "IF I BE LIFTED UP >>I WILL DRAW ALL MEN TO ME>" Amen


Fascinated with Jesus

By Wesley Duewel

The goal of Scripture is an intensely personal love for Jesus possessing you whole being. The goal of redemption is your love-relationship, your love-life with Jesus. Christian living is living in love with Jesus. Prayer communion is looking lovingly into Jesus' eyes, thrilling to Jesus' voice, resting in Jesus' arms.

Christ's passionate lovers have bejeweled the history and heritage of the church. No Christian is greater than his love. Few today realize the intense devotion to Christ in the early church and in our sainted martyrs. The Holy Spirit can develop in us just as ardent devotion as He did in those days.

A. W. Tozer once said, "The great of the kingdom have been those who loved God more than others did." Those who have really looked into the face of Jesus cannot but be captivated by His love. Too often our love for Jesus is sadly impersonal. We believe in His Person, we worship His Person, but we relate to Him far too impersonally. There is too much distance, a tragic remoteness in our fellowship. True, He is our infinitely holy God and we are but sin-deformed creatures before Him. He is our Sovereign King, and we bow before His majesty. But He is also our Savior who loved us with such everlasting love that He forsook heaven's throne to become the incarnate Son of Man, to die for us, to redeem us for Himself and make us the special and eternal object of His love. Indeed, He came to make us collectively His bride and personally His beloved. Let's humble ourselves before Him. Let's confess how cool and casual we too often have been in our expression of love to Him. Let's ask the Holy Spirit to give us a new baptism of love for Jesus. We need the Spirit's help to love, Jesus as we should. Perhaps we have had too little of the Spirit's fullness to enable us to love with the personal ardor Jesus desires.

All other passions build upon or flow from your passion for Jesus. A passion for souls grows out of a passion for Christ. A passion for missions builds upon a passion for Christ. When Hudson Taylor was once asked what was the greatest incentive to missionary work, he instantly replied, "Love of Christ." William Booth's passion for helping the underprivileged, the derelicts of society, and for world evangelization was built upon his passion for Christ. The most crucial danger to a Christian, whatever his role, is to lack a passion of Christ. The most direct route to personal renewal and new effectiveness is a new all-consuming passion for Jesus. Lord, give us this passion, whatever the cost!

References Used: Ablaze for God by Wesley L. Duewel

Mike Forest

He Shall Come Into His Temple

Mark Wattenford

The command of God will come out of Heaven and He will make the crooked places straight. The time is short. "Behold, the Glory of your God shall come to His Temple and these stones that He has set shall live in the LIGHT OF HIM. Behold! The Lamb of God and the King of Glory has come into His Temple - SUDDENLY. These are the days of Noah returned. The anger of the enemy is kindled hotter against the saints because he knows even more so that his time is short. Behold! The angels of God are poised in Heaven holding sickles in their hands ready to gather up the tares of the earth into bundles to be thrown into the fire. Look and see the great mercy of God poured out for us as He gathers all that is His into His Storehouse. We shall all be clothed in His Glory - like the stars in Heaven each according to the portion God has given them. The word of the Lord that has gone forth from Heaven is His Proclamation that He is going to His Temple and HIS Glory will "fill the Temple!"

"Behold, them that shall rise from the grave," sayeth the Lord. "Israel is a nation again as I declared would be from long ago and they are the apple of my eye and I am turning my eyes again to the land that I love. LOOK! Israel is the fig tree that has sprouted and is a sign that ALL that is MINE is being brought UNTO ME. I come with My reward with Me and to them who have believed - I shall reward them with crowns of life and of glory."

Thus sayeth the Lord - "I am coming out of My chamber, dressed as one going to His wedding, and with a mighty shout will I call for My Bride and she shall come to Me. I have purified My people seven times in the fire and behold, what I bring forth is gold that has been purified, until it is translucent - so that it is MY REFLECTION that you see when you look upon them! Look! I have called a multitude of prophets upon the Earth to declare with one voice the end of the age. Look at the pure word of My Spirit that I now bring forth in the earth and it shall NOT be mixed with any unholy thing. Behold! The vessels I have chosen in this time, how they are not the choice of men. Look! I have taken a weak vessel to go forth in MY STRENGTH. Behold the vessels that were scorned of men and of the religious how I place in them the Wisdom of My Ways, and they will be called, "THE ORACLES OF GOD." Look! All the prophets of old are looking on in anticipation of all these things."

"Take heart My people, for even though one may die in Me, yet SHALL HE LIVE. You cannot know even a little bit of what I AM is "going to do." LOOK! at the great darkness that is coming over the earth and look at how men do not perceive it even now coming down. They choose darkness and in darkness they will be caught. Listen, I have told you, this is not judgment prepared for them that believe as Noah and his family were not appointed unto wrath, because he was a righteous man and how much more so those appointed unto glory who are washed in My blood? As Noah was shut in the Ark, so shall I lead you into where I am and I shall shut the door. They that are outside shall bare the wrath stored up for them, but the darkness shall not enter in where I am, and that place of safety you have - IN ME."

"Pray now for Israel. That ALL Israel may see, that their eyes may be opened and that they may see and hear the truth!


Rev. Mark Wattenford

Prophets in Community

Meri Burlingame

Many have noted the change in season for the prophet in that it is a time for the prophets to begin to be taught some things in this hour "in community."

Three years ago the Lord began speaking to prophets that the time of isolation had ended, that it was time to begin to establish relationships with other prophetic people. The prophets generally didn't relate well to other people, were often isolated, going into congregations to speak a word and then leaving in some manner or another, but rarely ever able to have stable relationships within congregations.

With the coming of Internet communications and email, the prophets began to come forth to relate to one another, with many finding for the first time someone who understood them, who was similar in motivation and desire. They weren't all alone any more. It was OK to be the odd balls that they were. They were just different. Scribes and watchmen and heralds began to realize that they weren't alone, that they actually had a place within the body.

Recently God has been doing the same with another side of the prophetic......the intercessors. Intercessors have been hidden in their prayer closets knowing that most people around them wouldn't understand the dreams and visions they had if they were shared. They had shared often enough to learn how quickly they were rejected, humiliated and sent running back to their prayer closets.

There are many who still are in their caves, and God in the fullness of times will release those for the fulfillment of His purposes. Meanwhile God is moving along in the "school of the spirit" for the prophets. The next big thing on the Lord's agenda for the prophets is working in tandem with apostolic ministry, in the presence of might and power and authority far beyond what most of the prophetic people have seen and known, but which they have prophesied for many years.

No longer can the prophetic ministry remain either isolated or tucked away among other prophets. We have already seen in the prophetic community the dangers of "prophetic incest" where large number of prophets get together and prophesy to each other. That which was meant to equip men and women to call forth the Kingdom of God and men and women into the kingdom easily was sometimes turned to a time of partying in the gifting.

God's desire is to inhabit His have His image and His nature manifest in the life of the "community." And that is why He is calling to the prophets in this hour.... to develop character and quit being "characters." He wants His character formed and shaped in the prophetic and apostolic communities. The prophetic community, however, being the watchman of the body, either are forerunners in this area or they will not be able to facilitate the growth of character as the body itself is pressed in the wine press of the Spirit as He molds and makes it into His image......his own nature shining forth out of "his bride."

As we move on into the Third Day Church, it will increasingly fall to the prophetic community to guard "the image of Christ" as the Body takes form under apostolic leadership. And part of the preparation that is necessary for this work in the body is a "teachable" prophetic ministry. The only way the prophetic ministry can be teachable is to submit itself to teaching, in whatever form the Lord chooses to send to it.....ouch! That most prophets are "mouths" and like to talk is not an overstatement. And God has used that and blessed us in that capacity. When children we acted like children, but when we became mature we put away childish ways.

The prophetic ministry is growing up and we are being asked to put away childish ways. This is going to require submitting to different types of situations and ministries and personalities than we have been around or welcomed in previous times.

In this wine press, we will be challenged as to what our responses and reactions are going to be. The prophetic ministry is a servant ministry, and as we go forth in the Third Day Church, the prophetic ministry will "serve" the apostolic ministry in many different ways as the apostolic "serves" the larger body by being to the body that which has often been missing of the nature of Jesus Christ, in wisdom, counsel, might and knowledge in the fear of the Lord. They will not only manifest it but they will call forth that nature out of the body itself.

Remember not the former thing nor consider the things of old..for He is doing a new thing and even now it springs forth. As a pastor said, it is a sequence of events, one building upon the other. We know where we have been, but we are not quite sure what the next level is going to look like. We just know who is building it, and what His plan and purpose is........that He might inhabit that which he is fill it up with himself and reveal himself to the world, that they may know the Father loves them.

Meri Burlingame



On Sunday morning, I awoke from a disturbing dream. My Grandmother and I were walking through a flock of sheep and she was expressing her concern that some were missing, injured and killed... all mysteriously. We came upon a sheep whose left eye had been gored through and was kneeling on the ground in agony. We were quite frightened and decided to go into the house. She went in, but as I followed up the step, I felt something in my back. I turned to face a sheep that had goat's horns stained with blood and an expression of anger and rage in his eyes. The dream ended there.

In recording the dream this morning. I asked the Lord what it meant. I had thought yesterday that the murderer was a goat dressed in the skin of a sheep. But, this morning, I remembered that it was a sheep who appeared to be going through a metamorphic process... from sheep to goat. This alarmed me. I search the scriptures and Proverbs 30:29-33 came alive:

"There are three things which are majestic in pace, yes, four which are stately in walk: a lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any; a greyhound, a male goat also, and a king whose troops are with him. If you have been foolish in exalting yourself, or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth. For as the churning of milk produces butter, and wringing the nose produces blood, so the forcing of wrath produces strife."

I believe that the Holy Spirit is giving warning to the Flock of the Lord: "There are sheep who have given themselves the permission to exalt themselves over others, thus producing division and strife. They have churned in their wrath and pride, thus devouring and cursing their brethren with evil thoughts and murderous words. This hardening of the heart is causing a metamorphic change in their spirit man... from a submitted sheep to a rebellious goat. The Great Shepherd is even now coming amongst His Flock to separate the sheep from the goats, because this evil is defiling and wounding His sheep. This process will indeed take place before His Throne at the end, but it must now take place on the earth... the separation of the Bride from Mystery Babylon. Jesus Christ will remove all the evil and rebellious from His Presence... that His sheep might dwell safely with Him. Be warned! Examine your hearts and yield to His fire that will soften and purify your hearts from this evil. Repent, for the time is short."

"And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats [the malicious and the tyrants of the pasture]. Is it too little for you that you feed on the best pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? And to have drunk of the waters clarified by subsiding, but you must foul the rest of the water with your feet? And My flock, must they feed on what your feet have trodden and drink what your feet have fouled? Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I Myself, will judge between fat sheep and impoverished sheep, or fat goats and lean goats. Because you push with side and with shoulder and thrust with your horns all those that have become weak and diseased, till you have scattered them abroad, therefore will I rescue My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. And I will raise up over them one Shepherd and He shall feed them, even My Servant David; He shall feed them and He shall be their Shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God and My Servant David a Prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. And I will confirm with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land, and [My people] shall dwell safely in the wilderness, desert, or pastureland and sleep [confidently] in the woods." Ezekiel 34:17-25 [Amplified Version]

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