Five-Fold Today - Fire Dream... The Watchman - Awake & Prepare - Remember How the Tower of Babel Fell - The Rock of Offense - Be Still and Know I am God - Prayer Warriors - Lots of Gold in the Spiritual Realm

August 21, 2000

Fire Dream... THE WATCHMAN

Nancy Hammons

I dreamt I knew a family who owned a large vineyard. The vineyard was large, very productive and respected. Everyone worked together at the vineyard and it was plain to see they all worked interdependently with each other like a well-running machine. Everyone knew what to do and how to do it well. Throughout the dream this family befriended me and allowed me the privilege of being among their family at dinner parties and intimate gatherings among their friends. I also was asked to be a part of the vineyard and was given important tasks to do involving procedures they told me they were counting on me and needed me to do my part.

They really trusted my judgment and I was given much favor even though I wore jeans and plain things among their well-dressed friends. I was amazed at how they accepted me and I did not have to earn any of their grace or friendship. I remember how humbled I felt and filled with a sense of commitment to bless these wonderful people.

One day there was much commotion and hustling and running at the vineyard as there was a huge fire in the forested hills above it. The main partner of the vineyard was the owner's son who ran everything. He was sharp and quick and very intelligent. He was expert at running the vineyard and also was gifted in how to deal with any given situation to resolve it. He wore a large watch which gave him much information and he was aware of timing of things and all procedures.

He walked quickly past me to go put the fire out. He smiled politely as if to thank me for being there, then he was gone with the other growers and partners to put the fire out. I thought, "Wow, he doesn't need ME. He is so on top of things. And yet he's so glad I'm here. I could never help him know any more than he knows or show or teach him anything he doesn't already know and yet he had told me from the beginning they wanted to hear my opinions and ideas anytime." ......"they must have me mistaken for someone else", I thought. And I began to become intimidated; afraid that I had better hide my "true" self or they would surely discover what I thought to be true about myself. That somehow they really thought I was valuable and worth listening to went against my own beliefs about myself so I began to hide, lest they reject me for playing an impostor.......

Not long after the forest fire was put out and all calm was restored, I was out in the vineyard and saw smoke rising from the trees off in the distance and flames beginning to leap up and grow tall. I was alone in the vineyard, but there were people around everywhere else in the buildings, labs and offices because it was a normal work day.

Filled with a sense of low self-worth I simply turned, hung my head and walked away knowing I should tell the owner's son, but that he probably already knew and others would tell him. I began to feel a sense of disloyalty and knew I really should tell him, but I shrugged it off. I went inside one of the buildings and passed people in the hallways who smiled and chit-chatted. Everyone was acting normal with no sense of impending danger being alerted to anyone. I went off somewhere and I remember being with a group of people and we were all talking and laughing and having a good time together.

The next thing I knew, I was standing outside of the building. It was growing dark and the fire was everywhere, right in the vineyard! Roaring and glowing bright yellow, the fire was so close and was destroying the entire vineyard. No one was trying to put it out now, but instead everyone fled for their lives. This ended the dream.

Isaiah 56:9-12

Nancy H.

Awake & Prepare

Carylann Hartley

Awake all you who would slumber or sleep. Now is the time for action. It is a time of preparation. There is much to be done before the harvest and the harvest must come before I return for you, My Bride.

How can you go work in My fields when you are still in your night clothes, as some are. You have been letting others do the work of studying My Word and praying, expecting the, to tell you all you need to know. Yes, I will give the pastors and leaders words to teach you and their prayers for you touch My heart, but MY heart desires for you to come to Me and to pray and study My Word so you can know Me personally.

Until you really know Me you are not able to work in My fields fully, to bring in the harvest. Unless you learn more of Me and My ways and desires you will only be able to do part of what I'm calling you to do. I have a work for each of you whether young or old but you will not understand what it is or how to do it without the preparation I am doing in each of you. The time is short and the harvest is ripe. Let Me show you what field I want you to work in and how. Learn to listen and hear My voice even when it is just a whisper, then call on the Holy Spirit to help you to carry out the directions I will give to you. Not all are willing to go work. Some are content to just stay close to Me. I desire you to stay close to Me and to eat from the Banquet Table I put before you but I also desire that you work in the Harvest. Learn to know when it is time to do each one. If you do not go out to work someone else will try to do your work and it puts a burden on them that I do not desire. "My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matt.11:30)

I will not ask you to do anything I have not prepared you for. Give Me your fears and your frustrations. Put your trust in Me, not in yourself, for I am able to do much more in your life than you can even imagine. Yield yourself totally to Me. Let Me teach you. Let Me guide you. I will show you what your part of the harvest is. Not all have the same work. Some will be asked to work in areas throughout the world while others will be asked to only go as far as their neighborhood and family. Do not think that one is greater than the other or that your part is not important. For it is just as important to go next door as it is to go to another country or around the world. If you do not listen closely to Me you will not know what field I have called you to work in. Some of you are trying to work in fields I have not called you to. Others are trying to work in fields that I have called you to but these fields are not completely ripe yet. Not all the fields are ripe for the harvest yet. Others are not wanting to work at all. There will more than one field that I will ask many of you to work in. Do this only as I direct, not when or where you think you need to be or in ways other than how I will show you. Continue to water the fields until I tell you to stop. Then I will send My wind across these fields to dry them out so they can be harvested. My wind is already starting to blow on many of these.

When the time of harvest is right and you have prepared by spending time in My presence and My Word then you will have the strength and power to bring in the harvest. Then it will not be a chore but pleasant, fulfilling, enjoyable work. Come, come and learn from Me. I have much to teach you and the time is short. Study My Word and let the Holy Spirit teach you. Sit at My feet, pray and meditate but above all learn to know My voice. Listen, listen closely for there will be many voices trying to speak to you telling you to do this or that or to go here or there. Do not listen to them or obey them but rather turn from them to Me. I will speak and guide you with a still small voice in your heart. Listen, listen closely. I will direct your path as much as you allow Me too. Watch, watch for the signs to go into the harvest field. I will tell you what these signs will be and tell you when the time is right to water, to stop watering and let My wind blow, and then to go and harvest. Prepare now while there is time. Prepare that you not be caught sleeping.

Remember How the Tower of Babel Fell

Stephen Hanson

4. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
5. But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6. The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
7. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
8. So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. Gen 11
10. By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.
11. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
13. his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. I Co. 3

"This day I will talk about those who build their own towers."

"Remember in ancient times that man strove to reach the heavens. He built a Tower of Babel that would reach high. Many people worked together in this effort. In the end I brought confusion to them so that they couldn't go any higher."

"Dear people of God, the same thing is happening today. There are movements today that would enable man to reach to the heavens. A structure can easily fall unless its foundation is secure."

(The Lord showed me the ground where a building would be started. Here a trench was dug for where a foundation would be laid. It was dug perhaps 3-5 feet deep and I noticed that a wheelbarrow of rocks was being taken out so that the trench was clean and smooth inside. Then came the concrete and there was rebar set inside of it. All was in process, but it seemed that this foundation would be laid correctly, and would serve as a footing for a great building.)

"Those involved in this movement must be aware of the great need for a firm foundation. I have given great wisdom for those who are working in this ministry. But I say, do not glory in your wisdom or in your strength in building this thing. Remember how the Tower of Babel fell. There was a king who stood in the midst and told the people what he wanted them to do."

(I saw a king dressed in royal clothing with a crown, and he stood amidst the platform of a high building. He looked out to the crowd and was giving a decree or orders for the construction of a great building.)

"There are some of you who are like that king. You would strive to reach to the heavens. I say to you, to be careful how you are to build. "

(Again the Lord showed me a building. This time it was finished and was beautiful in appearance. It had gold turrets and seemingly great charm and appearance. At the very top of this building, there was a gold turret. Here a man was sitting down and appeared to be proud of his achievements. He began to blow a great horn or trumpet. As he blew the entire building collapsed and fell to the ground.)

"In this building, I say to be wise in the choice of stones that you are using. Let them be the stones that I would give you and not the stones of your own making. Remember how the Tower of Babel fell. Be a wise master builder and know how to lay out your plans. Remember that I hold the blueprint for the design of this building."

Stephen Hanson

The Rock of Offense

Prophetic word through Doug Patterson

Many of My people have walked out on the pathway of life, the road of salvation, the road of peace. Sometimes they are approached by other brothers and sisters in the Lord, who carry a rock of offense. They approach you and suggest that you assist them in handling and managing this rock. As you try to be sensitive, perhaps you touch it yourself. Once engaged in conversation this rock will fall and land at your feet, causing you to stumble and trip you up on the pathway. It takes away your mobility. The benefits of this rock of offense are none. Yet, once you have received it from your friend, it lodges, blocks you and you stumble on your walk.

Others observe from a distance that you have received a rock of offense. Apparently they have some themselves and are eager to share their rocks with you. Suddenly you are approached by many people, all extending their arms forward and holding their rocks asking, "Will you touch this, will you share this burden with me?" Unknowingly perhaps you touch a few more. Suddenly they fall to the ground and begin to build a wall of isolation, a place that limits your movement and certainly stops you from going forward in the Lord. What value do they have? There is none.

Be careful when people come and brings their offense. Guard your heart that you do not touch it nor receive any of your own. Encourage your friends to lift that rock towards heaven and hold it straight up and call on My name. Apply forgiveness, grace and mercy. Be in prayer. A sincere petition will cause me to extend my hand down and I will take that rock of offense and crush it with My fingers. It will turn to dust and blow away allowing you freedom to move. The weight that holds you back will lifted away from you.

Be careful not to be entrapped with any offense. Either climb over those rocks or go around them, but be careful to walk in the freedom and the liberty to which you were called. For as you deal with these areas of offense according to what My word declares, you will maneuver through life in the joy and peace of the Lord.

Intercessors For Jesus Ministries

Now He who searches the heart knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:27 - NKJ

Be Still and Know I am God

Bill Hardaway

You can not add one day to your own life or change the plan that I have set before you. The lies of the enemy are designed to cause fear in your heart but they can not and will not stop My love for you and the things I have planned for you.

I will bring about what I have promised you in due season. Relax and rest in Me for I have your best interests at heart.

No matter how much it seems that the enemy attacks, know this, I am protecting you from the full force of his fury. It may seem that all is lost in the mist of battle but I am walking before you preparing the way.

Nothing can stand before Me as I move ahead of you and draw you towards me. Nothing can stop Me from completing the work I am doing in you. Nothing can separate you from My love.

Know this, I am God, your Father and Nothing can stop My love for you.

Prayer Warriors

Pastor Francis Frangipane

In our rapidly changing times people are desperate to know the future. Barely do we adjust to the last changes, when totally new realities explode into our world.

In answer to the common fears spawned by change, society has seen a plethora of occult and demonic sources--fortune tellers, astrologers and psychic hotlines-- all pretending to be able peek into the mystery of tomorrow. Indeed, how many otherwise intelligent individuals glimpse, at least occasionally, at their "astrological signs" trying to get an edge on knowing the future!

Why anyone would consult someone who can't predict their own future is beyond me. These fortune tellers almost always live in abject poverty. Shouldn't their ability to predict the future at least work for themselves? They could invest in the stock market or pick the right lottery numbers. They can't even predict or better their own fortune, yet people go to them for discernment.

Tremendous Power In a Christian!

For Christians, God condemns this demonic, fleshly probing into the unknown. Indeed, as intercessors, He has called us not to wonder about the future, but to create it through the knowledge of His Living Word and prayer! Our Father gives us access to the future right now. You ask, How do we know what to pray? The Lord Jesus told us plainly,

"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven." Matt 6:9-10.

We can look at the conditions of the world and faint or look at the possibilities of God and take faith. To bring revival is to pray for the reality of God's kingdom to manifest on earth. Jesus was not offering His disciples a millennial prayer focus, for that rule of God's kingdom is coming whether we want it to or not! No, but Christ calls us to pray for God's kingdom to manifest in our world today.

How will tomorrow look if God answers the prayer Christ gave us? Read the gospels. What we see in the life and power of Jesus Christ is a faith picture of God's kingdom. Jesus said that we can have that same full manifestation. In fact, He actually commanded us to pray for heaven's release!


The reality God has planned will always manifest first in the prayer life of His intercessors. When you hear from God and then pray His Word, you are impacting the unformed essence of life with the Spirit of God Himself! Thus, God calls us, not only to know His word, but to pray it. We must go from intellectualizing God's word to being impregnated by it.

I know churches have special areas where intercessors can pray or people meditate. But maybe we ought to change the name from "prayer room" to "prayer womb." For everything good and holy that we see manifested in people, in churches and in life is first conceived, and then birthed, in the womb of prayer.

We have answers to prayer all around us. The place you are living in is an answer to prayer. Your church is an answer to prayer, as well as are your pastors, teachers and youth workers. As a church member, your attendance and participation is an answer to the prayer of your pastors and intercessors. When you asked God to lead you to the church you should attend, your current church became God's answer to your prayer!

Paul wrote, "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might" (Eph 1:18-19).

If you are a Christian, there is a power accompanying your life that is greater than great-the "surpassing greatness of His power." It is not human power, but the actual "strength of His might."

Think about it: The strength of God Almighty is attached to your prayer life!

The power of God's might is His resurrection power. What does resurrection mean? It means that things which look dead, smell dead, and act dead, can be touched by God and raised to life!

God demonstrated this "power toward us who believe" first "in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places" (Eph 1:20).

Right now, you have resurrection power attached to your prayer life! You can look on things that are absolutely dead and pray forth eternal LIFE! The power in us is the same potency God demonstrated when He raised Jesus out of the grave; it is resurrection power. Our mission is to bring resurrection life to situations that are dead.

If the devil challenges your prayer, remind him that you are seated with Christ, "far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come" (Eph 1:21). Christ's authority is final. But not only has the Father put "all things in subjection under His feet," but He "gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all" (Eph 1:22-23).

Notice the Lord uses anatomical metaphors to explain the downlink of authority: Christ is the "head" of a "body" that has all things put under its "feet."

This is a most profound understanding of our role: What the Head, Christ, has attained, the feet of the church walk out. In other words, God has positioned the church as the living bridge between the terrible conditions on earth and the wonderful solutions from heaven!

As we truly, passionately, and accurately submit to Christ in prayer, the kingdom of heaven steadily enters our now prayed-for world. The key of course, is to know Christ's word. We do not have authority; Christ has authority. What we have is revelation and submission. But as we submit to the word, and persevere in prayer, the future is impacted and conformed to God's will.

You may have a low self image or struggle with physical problems, but in the spirit you are very dangerous! The devil knows if he can keep your prayer silent, he keeps God's hand distant. This is why Satan seeks to get you hung up on non-issues.

Arise Prayer Warriors!

Jesus told a parable to show that men ought to pray at all times and not lose heart (Lk 18). In other words, if you are not praying, you will lose heart. Most of the things I pray for I have to pray through to get the answer. God desires to see something deeper come out of my prayer time than just me getting an answer to prayer. He wants me to become like Jesus. So He arranges character-forming battles that not only will ultimately change the world around me, but will change me first. This is what all true prayer warriors have discovered.

When we picture a prayer warrior, we usually see a great aunt or grandmother. I think that every family has one. You never find them looking into a crystal ball to know the future for little Johnny--they are at the throne of God creating Johnny's future in prayer. They are not wondering if Mary is going to make it, they are praying her through to victory. They do not have time to lament Harry's drinking problem, they are storming heaven to see him delivered.

Prayer Warriors are the most frightening, powerful, demon chasing, world-moving, beings on earth. In truth, they are co-creators with God! If they were to gaze at a crystal ball, it would explode! They look at astrological predictions and rebuke them. They never wonder about the future because they are too busy creating it. Prayer warriors are positioned by God to stand in faith for their family. Prayer is stronger than kings and mightier than armies. Prayer is the most powerful force on earth!

I remember when my Dad came to the Lord. For ten years we would intellectually clash about God during our annual visits. Finally, he came "armed" with an argument many use against God. He said, "If there really is a God, why doesn't He always answer prayer?" He was secure in his position and I was tired of the argument. I went into the bathroom and prayed, "Lord, you've got to give me an answer."

When I returned I could see my Dad felt he "won" this round. I love my dad very, very much, but I said, "Dad, forget all the people that you think didn't get answers to prayer--you yourself are an answer to prayer! You are alive today because our entire family daily prays for you." Then I continued, "But let's experiment. You say God doesn't answer prayer, we say He does. So, for one week we won't pray for you and well see what happens."

I can't remember ever seeing my dad turn so pale. He looked over at my Mom and said, "Hon, tell the boy not to do that." Then, with beads of sweat forming on his forehead, he said to me, "Ok. What do I have to do to keep you praying for me?"

In three minutes, he went from not believing in prayer to begging us to keep praying for him. I said, "Dad, the only way I'll keep praying for you is if you pray right now and give your life to Christ." The Lord answered my prayer.

Prayer anchors us in God's strength for our battles. Each of us knows prayer works because we are saved today because someone else prayed for us. Thus, looking at the miracle of our own conversion, we gain confidence in God's help to transform others.

Luke 21:36 tells us to be "praying in order that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man." He's not talking about the rapture. Every time the Bible talks about standing before God, it is speaking of a position of anointed authority and commissioning. One who stands before God is an attendant to the Almighty. When they decree God's word, it comes to pass.

Nothing Is Impossible!

God has called you to be a prayer warrior. Christ is in you and He ever lives to make intercession. All you've need do is open your heart to Him and prayer is going to come forth. Look at the landscape of life. Every need you see is where God wants you to release, through prayer, His future for that situation. God shows you what is wrong so you can pray for things to be made right. Why waste your energy criticizing what's wrong, when your prayer can change it!

The Lord our God in the midst of us is mighty. Our weapons are mighty to pull down strongholds. Stop thinking of yourself as unable to pray. That's a lie out of hell. You are a prayer warrior!

There was a time when that great aunt or grandmother was younger. She was just like you and God showed her the need around her. His grace came and she made a decision not to judge, but to pray. She didn't start off strong, but she became strong. Now its your turn to make that decision to be the prayer warrior for your family, church or city"

Let's pray: Lord Jesus, I chose to follow You. I accept that You have called me to be a prayer warrior. By Your grace, I receive a new anointing in intercession. Amen!

Lots of Gold in the Spiritual Realm

Judith Grobelny

Over the past two weeks in times of prayer, and in visions, I have constantly seen an abundance of gold in the spiritual realm. Many are being stripped down, remoulded, and repositioned by the Lord at this time in preparation to receive what is already prepared in the heavenlies. Never have I seen such spiritual abundance available to come forth, and this appears to be linked to abundance of provision to accomplish what God desires. In a time of intercession recently we saw a huge meeting of God's people in a stadium and the offering being taken up in large baskets, these were overflowing. When the offering was over, the baskets were brought to the front of the meeting and the needy were invited to help themselves out of the abundance, there was such a sense of overwhelming joy as this took place. Today as I have been spending time with My Lord, the following scripture came to me a number of times;

HABAKKUK 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Following on from that I felt He was asking me to look with my eyes wide open at the abundance of gold that could be seen in the spiritual atmosphere.

I see gold in the spiritual realm, and even with open eyes I see that the cloud of God's presence is rapidly descending over the earth, especially over New Zealand, now.

I see the river of God is going to flow powerfully over and through His people. I see it flowing over people who are burning up in sin, putting out the flames of fleshly desires and addictions, and then washing the soot and ashes from their bodies.

Right behind this flow of living water there is a great outpouring of oil. Thick, rich, golden oil. I see it soothing, healing, restoring, strengthening, especially those so recently washed clean.

I see those who previously played in the river of God's Spirit now being immersed in thick golden oil which will both empower and protect them. The difference between these two experience is like going from being children frolicking in the small waves on the edge of the sea to becoming adults swimming in the deep ocean.

I see, as I have seen before, people coated in this oil, so thickly that it drips from their hands and feet.

There will be no striving for those willing to immerse themselves in God's presence. He will flow from them in every place and in every circumstance. They will be completely unassuming and natural as this happens.

There is a new elevation connected with this for those who move in the prophetic. At this time I see that many are part-way in this elevation, and their eyes are seeing about half of what the Lord will release for them to see.

There is a new sharpness and clarity of vision. As I see this, I feel the Lord showing me that the safest place for eagles to be is high up in the air - on the ground is where they are most vulnerable. As I saw this I also felt that He was showing me that eagles live in quite isolated places because they are the safest place for them to be when they are not in flight. However, there are other eagles around from time to time!

I submit this very humbly, it was all very clear as I saw it, but I also understand it is merely a part of all that the Lord is doing in the earth today. The other scripture that came clearly to my mind was from 1 Cor. 10:26 "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." The sense I have with that scripture is that He is about to break the lie of the enemy regarding who is LORD over all.

Judith Grobelny

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