Five-Fold Today - Unity And Advancement - Renew Your Vows - A Clear Word: REPENT! - Love Is the Key - Obedience is the Key! - The Intensity of This Love of GOD

February 19, 2003

Unity And Advancement

Jana Alcorn

You are called to go beyond, to exceed and to excel. There is an anointing upon your life for advancement, says the Lord, and you will not rest until you seek all My will. Let someone help you, for I am alerting others who will seek the same.

There is a rapid falling away, says the Spirit, and you will need others who are joined with you in strength. Don't delay this, for it is urgent! I am bringing forth My Word as a Shield and a Protector of that which is to come!

Stand together, not alone, says the Lord and you will advance forward in your prophetic fulfillment. I will give such a union in the Spirit that nothing shall be impossible to you! You will see My delight in moving miraculously for you in these coming days, says the Lord!

Renew Your Vows

Teresa Seputis

You are My bride. You have already vowed yourself to Me. You have accepted My proposal -- you have said "yes" to Me when I invited you to spend the rest of your days with Me as My bride.. In fact, you will spend the rest of eternity by My side, and no one will separate you from Me. You have already accepted the deposit of My indwelling Holy Spirit as your token of our engagement. You are Mine, and no one can snatch you from My hand -- I will be with you and I will keep you. You have given yourself to Me and I have given Myself for you and to you.

Can you doubt My love for you? Have I not laid down My life that you might live forever with Me? Have I not given you My name that you are now called by My name? Have I not given you My authority? Have I not provided you access to all of the riches of Heaven? All that I have is yours as you give yourself to Me and commit yourself to an intimate relationship with Me.

You are precious to Me. I have paid a great price that I might have you beside Me. I care for you greatly and I will provide for all of your needs. And I will cause your joy to be full.

So now, even as I have demonstrated My love to you, I ask you to demonstrate your love afresh to Me. As I have said in My word, you show your love to Me by obeying Me, by keeping My sayings. Will you this day renew your commitment to My lordship in your life? Will you trust Me to make the decisions? Will you demonstrate your love to Me by keeping My command to love one another? Will you love Me with all of your heart and soul and spirit? Will you love your neighbor as yourself and prefer your brother's needs above even your own? Will you commit yourself into My care and trust that My desire and My plans for you are good? Will you keep yourself pure before Me? Will you offer up the sacrifices of obedience and worship from a pure heart? Will you keep your heart undivided before Me and walk close to My side? Will you allow Me to teach you more of Myself and reveal more of Myself to you? Will you allow yourself to know and be known? Will you allow yourself to truly become one with Me, just as I am one with My Father?

I love you. I have loved you with an everlasting love. I will demonstrate My love to you over and over again. Will you also demonstrate your love to Me?

A Clear Word: REPENT!

Diane Bahler

If Hosea 8 doesn't describe the whirlwind that we are now reaping because of our unfaithfulness then I don't know what does: "Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over THE HOUSE OF THE LORD because MY PEOPLE have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law. Israel cries out to me, 'O our God, we acknowledge you!' But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him. THEY SET UP KINGS WITHOUT MY CONSENT; THEY CHOSE PRINCES WITHOUT MY APPROVAL. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction."

The Lord is NOT waiting for the WORLD to repent. He is waiting for HIS BRIDE to repent and to RETURN TO HIM, crying out in desperation for ONLY HIM. Are America and Israel under judgment? YES! It is the judgment of wanting a king to rule over them even though the LORD, our God, is our King! 1 Samuel 12: 12-15: "But when you saw that Nahash King of the Ammorites was moving against you, you said to me, 'No, we want a king to rule over us! - even though the Lord your God was your king. Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for: See, the Lord has set a king over you. If you fear the Lord and serve and obey Him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God - good! BUT IF YOU DO NOT OBEY THE LORD, AND IF YOU REBEL AGAINST HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST YOU, AS IT WAS AGAINST YOUR FATHERS."

Well, we have certainly NOT obeyed and have rebelled with the kings set over us. Wouldn't it be better to ask the Lord to return and be our king? The cry of the American Revolution was "We will have no king except King Jesus." Where is THAT cry today??

The prophetic articles have been lamenting the lack of a "clear word." Well, here is a clear word: REPENT! Repent of seeking the king of this world and his princes for help. Repent of going to Egypt for help. Repent of being unfaithful to the Lord's love and the covenant of marriage with HIM. Cry out for HIS return and salvation. Do we REALLY believe it when the Scripture says HIS desire is to live WITH us and among us and to be our husband and King? If so then why are we looking to anyone or anything other than Him for our help? JESUS IS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! ONLY Jesus!

Rev. 11:15: "The kingdom (notice it is singular) of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and HE WILL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER."

Rev. 21: 1-5: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth haad passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the NEW Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Now the DWELLING OF GOD IS WITH MEN AND HE WILL LIVE WITH THEM. They will be his people and God himself WILL BE WITH THEM AND BE THEIR GOD. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' He who was sitting ON THE THRONE (HERE WITH us!) said, 'I am making everything new!'"

I hear a LOT of talk these days about being the Bride and about standing in the place of Esther. Well, what are we waiting for? HE IS WAITING FOR US! He is waiting for us to cry out for Him to come back to us. He is waiting for us to WANT Him with ALL OF OUR HEARTS, SOULS AND STRENGTH. Do we really, really want Him to return fully to us or are we satisfied living with our many lovers without Him? Are we really willing to "perish" if that is what it takes to come into the full Presence of the King? He is waiting for US. The SPIRIT is doing His part but the Lord is waiting for the Spirit AND the BRIDE to say COME!


Now put that in your "prayer directive" pipe and smoke it!

Diane Bahler

Love Is the Key

Becky McLendon

The key of David is mentioned in the letter to the church at Philadelphia in Revelation. This church is the only one against whom Jesus did not "have something against." The church at Philadelphia was motivated by the LOVE of God, therefore we can conclude that the key of David, which is the government of God, will rest in one who 1) Loves God and 2)Loves others as him/herself.

It really goes to show that we are not getting anywhere in this "Christianity" thing without the Love of God shed abroad in our hearts....abiding in us and we in Him. If we say we "have" the Father but we do not love, we are liars, and liars have no place in the kingdom.

Those who do not love do not have a place in the kingdom because God is love.

Without love there is no righteousness, peace and joy.
Without love there is no rest.
Without love there is no anointing or power.
Without love there is no authority to govern.

Those without love are without life.
Those who once loved but have withdrawn from it, have committed the sin unto death.
Those without love will be governed.

These live the lie and are of the father of lies.
These may be religious and say "love" words, but their hearts condemn them.

No wonder Jesus cited LOVE as the commandment of God. And if we LOVE Him, we keep His commandments. No "shoulds" or "musts" involved here...only facts.



Obedience is the Key!

Debra & Marvin Westbrook

Our lives are formed and fashioned by the Lord day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute in radical responses of obedience to His commands. Have we turned a deaf ear to the Lord? Do we feel that we can choose to obey only when it stirs us emotionally? There is one word that I hear resounding in my spirit loud and clear.


Many in the Body of Christ, especially in the American church, think that we have choices in our Christian walk. Well, in effect, we do for God will not override our will. Yet, He longs for His desires to be so firmly planted in our hearts that we really only have one choice - to utterly surrender and wholeheartedly abandon to His sole purpose for our lives. That is the walk of obedience that the Lord sets before us this day.

I heard the Lord say this:

"Obedience is the hallmark of a mature Bride!"

Last week, I was told by the Lord to go to Chicago, so I simply went in obedience to His voice. My purpose for going was not totally clear at that point but in hindsight, I realize that just as every other trip has gone, this trip was a response of obedience to step out for God, whether I saw the whole picture or not. While there, I was going to meet with an aunt and uncle to minister to them and I began to pray regarding the afternoon that was before me when I would spend time with them, speaking to them about the Lord. As I began to pray, I leaned into what was familiar and began to fervently seek the Lord and plead with Him regarding our meeting - that they would in some way see the Lord Jesus and their need for Him in their lives.

Suddenly, I heard the Lord say clearly:

"Stop praying! Your prayers are already answered."

I was surprised because for some reason, I anticipated having to fight a good fight when in effect, this answer came quickly, taking me by surprise. Then I felt the Lord begin to show me that over the past 5 years of our lives, in this ministry, we have been radically obedient to go where God says to go, say what God says to say, and do what God says to do. This has entailed trips overseas where we have traversed Finland and France in prayer. It has entailed going to Africa and Trinidad to pour our lives into people that we are in covenant with and have grown to love as family. It has entailed moving from California to Texas to start a work here in response to the Lord's commands upon our lives. There is more but I will only give a few examples. I am saying this not to take any glory from the Lord but to show you a Kingdom principle.

I suddenly was overwhelmed with the simplicity of God's revelation:

With every act of obedience in which we have responded to God's voice immediately, with no thought to our comfort or our very lives, there has been laid up for us in the heavenly realm, greater degrees of power and authority in which we will walk in in the coming days.

Right now, many feel powerless and without a clear sense of direction with little if any authority. Over the years we have sought the face of the Lord, desiring only His perfect will for our very lives. Get ready! Everything is about to change by the hand of God for those who have been willing to lose their lives for the sake of Christ.

In the heavenlies, there is a realm that we are going to begin to tap into that is coming to us by the sovereign hand of God in response to our radical obedience to His call upon our lives in the past years. We have been hidden and it has been veiled from us to a certain degree to see if God can trust us with what He is getting ready to pour out upon His faithful and obedient remnant. There is coming an explosion of power and authority in lives that have been wholly surrendered and submitted to the hand of God.

Make no mistake in this - you cannot buy this or receive this in an altar call at your local conference or revival. You can't shake enough, laugh enough, or quake enough to tap into this realm of authority and power. This in no way is dependant upon any emotional response. This is reserved for those who have lost their lives in the hope of finding their lives in Christ Jesus. This is for those to whom obedience is not an act that they do once in a while, weighing it at the cost of their personal comfort. This is for those who live obedient, fasted lifestyles, loving their lives not unto death for the sake of the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Obedience holds a great weight of authority in the spiritual realm!

Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 5:8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered

John 14:15 If you love me, you will obey what I command.

John 15:10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. (NIV)

Acts 5:29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!

I Jn 2:3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.

Will you obey this day, this very hour at no cost to your personal comfort, reputation, or self-desires? I cannot adequately use words to express what is in the depth of my heart.

Obedience, above all else, shows to the heavenly realm, to ruling principalities and powers that we will not be swayed and that our God is awesome and mighty in our lives, whether we feel Him or sense Him.

Over the years, we have dealt with so many emotional responses that have left us personally shaking and quaking with no visible evidence of power or authority to shake the nations of the earth. Yes, this was all part of the process but now, God is strongly looking at an obedient people that have said "Yes!" to Him when no one else was watching, willing to go where others have been unwilling to go, willing to step out when it cost us everything. This is a day like no other. It will not be treated lightly for the hand of the Lord is upon us to do wondrous and mighty works in His name.

Obedience, Obedience, Obedience!

Rivers of Eden

The Intensity of This Love of GOD

Darcia Sharp

This love of GOD shed abroad in our Heart by the Holy Ghost sent by Jesus Christ understands the love that would die that the church would not be separated but would be one. This love yearns and longs in the Spirit of God one for another. It groans in the Spirit for all creation.

This love is about the Fathers business and it is separated unto God but given for all people as servant in the nature of God who is love. God has separated the container of this love for His purpose. This love is so connected in the bowels of Jesus Christ in love depths that cry and yearns for the wonder of God for all people. It walks in desire contained with the WORD of GOD in power ever asking, Will you? Passionately it lives in yearning desire to feed the body with the Word who is LOVE that resides within. One in Him lives and moves and has their being in this invitational desire that you would be one in Him together and love each as Christ loves the church. Depths of understanding are experienced of why and how God sent His Son who died in that love for the people that they would be one and they would love each other and they would be united and they would be Holy. Oh, this love groans in earnest for the lonely, hurting, bound and lost. It sees the captives.

This love goes after the one sheep. This love does not want them to be lost. This love wants them to walk in unity and it hurts when it does not and it prays and begs in earnest in love depths of the Father to make the people one, that they would see and they would know Him. This love does not reject but unites.

This love knows the principle of forgiveness found in life's lessons and as the Father has forgiven forgives. This love unites in the heart by the Spirit of GOD with a bond that cannot be separated. It has an Eternal connection that is rooted through the seed, the stem of Jesse into Eternity in the Light that has arrested the soul with a love cord that is attached to the womb of God where the bowels of mercy, compassion, gentleness and loving kindness are united as one. This love will endure anything. One in this love is bought with a price and selfless. The same love has continuance and knows endurance as unto the Father in His pleasure that He have His perfect work.

One passionate for this greater love dies to the souls desires of flesh knowing the decrease of self shall be increased by love that will overflow drawing all men nigh by the blood of the Lamb and the testimony as witnesses of the oracles of God Almighty. The thunderous voice of God flows through the heart and penetrates in earnest, understood by the heart of the vessel of love. United with the Father moving in His manifest character earnestly entreats the souls of man to know Him who is love and to know who is His and to walk together into eternity where only love is. For this love consumes everything that you are and hides a multitude of sin loving the sinner and not the sin. It sees the soul and what it can be.

This love looks into the soul of Gods creation and pleads that it would come and bend its desire to know this love that surpasses knowledge. This love moves in relationship in union and fellowship where new life was first created from the heart where the Holy Ghost was shed abroad. The sound waves of the voice of God flood the heart and flow in bountiful, passionate, fervent, desire of the Father, drawing. It is magnificent to experience. It is such a strong intensity that it does not want to lose not one sheep. Not one. Not one.

This love separates His disciples for the work of the Gospel and binds them in this love to experience together.

It does not desire to offend. It craves the body of Jesus Christ and the unity He expressed that they be ONE. The depths and widths and breadths of the experience of His Spirit encountered grow in understanding of the principle of union of the Father and Son, the Bride and Bridegroom, the Maker and His creation, the body and its parts is only understood by the Spirit.but it is known by others for they shall see this love that they have one for another and they will know that it is Christ that it is within, the express image of God who is LOVE.

Do you know this Love? Ask and you shall receive. Seek me and you shall find me when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.

Love and Shalom,


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