Five-Fold Today - Seasons of Increase - Bandaged Limb - Like Lazarus - Come Forth - The World Is Deathly Ill - Is There No Balm In Gilead? - Platforms Of Praise Under the Weight Of His Glory - How Straight Have You Been Walking? - The Battle Is Raging - Do Not Let Go - JESUS!!!

June 16, 2003

Seasons of Increase

Bret A. Wade

We've entered into a divinely appointed Season of Increase! It's a time for proper spiritual positioning. God is ready to do His part of the equation. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6).

God gives the increase as we are faithful with the seed. God loves "little" faithfulness. "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much." Luke 16:10

When increase begins it often looks like decrease. We can see this principle in John 3:30. "He must increase in importance, while I must decrease in importance." It feels like we are losing control. The importance I place on my preferences must eventually be surrendered. His ways must be yielded to. As we yield we grow! Enter into the increase!

I like the Message Bible. It reads, "This is the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines." We can't upstage the Lord! He wants to be the one bringing increase to us. We can't do His part. Understanding does not always come before obedience is expected. We must first submit. Submission means I must have a good attitude in my obedience.

Increase breaks us out of our present limitations. As a result, increase is often viewed as adversity when viewed through the limited knowledge of today's mindsets. Increase is promotion wrapped up in new thinking. It invades our comfort zone. What is the increase you are expecting?

What are you doing to experience it? The book of Luke records that the apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith. There are some things I do not have faith for yet. But I can press into Him. He is my increase.

I keep hearing the Lord speak to me to "PRESS FOR MY BEST". I am going extreme! I am expecting to see increase in every area. I am believing for miracles in areas that I have only been maintaining in. As we press into depending on Him, He will manifest Himself! Let Him take you to a new experience of increasing MIRACLES and FAVOR!

Speak it! Shout it! Believe it! Expect it!
Pressing for the blessing!
Until we meet again, we are...

Reaching for Heaven & Touching the Nations,
Bret A. Wade

Bandaged Limb

Mary Lloyd

God Almighty yearns for His people to be walking in resurrection power. This necessitates a putting away of all things that are contrary to the outworking of His will among us, personally and as a body.

Praying I saw a bandaged limb, covered over from top to bottom. On the surface was much tape, like sticking plaster, wound all around the length of the bandage. Beneath some of the tape so that it was held in place was a black tube, which was inserted into the top of the dressing.

The phrase came to mind, "My people are in gross darkness bound up with the traditions of man".

The black tube represents the pride in traditions and things not of God, that prevent His healing from coming to the damaged limb. In fact the tube itself was introducing infection into the wound from the top, actively preventing any hidden healing which is taking place beneath the bandage. The fact that the tube was introduced into the top of the dressing shows that the pride is coming from leadership, going down from the top.

There is a divine order to the healing which the Lord would have us know. From the vision it is clear we would need to remove the tube first and take it away, so that God may begin to expose the things that have lain hidden in darkness. I sense this will take a time to complete, there is no quick solution.

A damaged limb bound up like this has its mobility reduced, indicating that the church while alive is functioning in much reduced power. I feel a tenderness at this point, a yearning that the mending should happen, that the people of God would know the life of God Himself return corporately to the midst of them. This may not be done by any private agenda of securing God's power for our own purposes. Each one, each cell as it were must be considered of equal value and in equal love and of equal potential in order that the life blood will flow back to reach all parts of the damaged limb.

Once exposed to the light the limb will need cleansing, the washing of water by the Word, and the fresh air of liberty in order to function again.

First things first, brethren let us submit ourselves to God. Let us put away our pride, and any further thing we know that would prevent us from hearing God's Word to our hearts. Let us carefully unwrap the traditions and the patterns and the routines and the rituals that have provided us with external support hitherto: the time is coming to become whole and walk in the power and the liberty that God Himself gives us, for He gives us that power on the inside, and that liberty also on the inside, that no man may take it from us. Let us develop apostolic concern for the weaker brethren in our midst, those who would fail but for the support of those traditions and routines, let us pray for them and bring them hope for that better day when we are a people wholly pleasing to God.

Lord your church is nothing without the Holy Spirit, and we need you so badly to lead and guide us into Your truth. You have promised to pour out Your Spirit in these last days. Yes Lord we are willing to do what it takes though we know we will face challenges and make mistakes as you shake everything that can be shaken. Oh let us be mindful of Your will in the church that we let nothing prevent us from walking in resurrection power, personally, corporately - that we let you shake away the bandage, that the Bride may flex her mended limbs and walk, with head held high, for Your glory, in Jesus' Mighty and precious Name, AMEN.

Much love from Mary

Like Lazarus

Ras Robinson

God has shown me this person all bound and wrapped in bandages like Lazarus. No one really knows this but you for it has been hidden from others. The Lord would say unto you today: I am healing your broken heart and your broken relationships. This is made possible by my great love and forgiveness through you. My love is so misunderstood. My saints are dying due to lack of knowledge of the truth. Reason with me. My love is true and pure. It never fails. It casts out all fear. It never leaves. It covers a multitude of sins. It is forever. I say unto you tap into my love and make no substitutes. Determine to die to your old way of thinking about love. My love can never fail. Forgiveness flows out of love. Stop hanging onto old hurts and scars. Release those who have hurt you. Use my grace to grant them total forgiveness. And do not forget to forgive yourself. You can never receive all your healing until you have finished the job of forgiving. I am healing your broken heart and your broken relationships.

Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners.”

Ras Robinson
Fullness Network

Come Forth

Dale Sheffield

"You, My people, have been through a season in which I have hidden you in the shelter of My wings. Your character has been purified, your gifts have been perfected, and your faith has been proven.

I am loosing upon you now, My people, the same anointing which was upon Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. As others bend their knee to the god of terror which is the spirit of anti-christ, you will stand in righteousness and boldness. You will have the faith to declare, 'Our God will deliver us... but even if He doesn't...still we will not serve your gods.'

For just as in the natural when cold meets heat it causes a storm, so now in the spirit realm a great storm is brewing as evil meets good. The rain has begun to fall. As you stand in faith against the onslaught of evil, there will be an ever greater outpouring. As the water levels rise, a revival of unprecedented proportions will come crashing over the shores of the nations and My Spirit will move mightily.

The time has come for a great harvest of souls. The time has come for a manifestation of My power through signs and wonders. The time has come for a fuller understanding and unfolding of prophecies spoken in ages past. The time has come for the spirit of glory to be upon you as you are reproached for the name of My Son.

Know that My strength is within you as I call you to come forth. Come forth, My people, come forth. Now is the time. Come forth."

Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

The World Is Deathly Ill

Letter by Corrie Ten Boom in 1974

The world is deathly ill. It is dying. The Great Physician has alreadysigned the death certificate. Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do. They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world. It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomers.

Christians are ambassadors for Christ. They are representatives from Heaven to this dying world. And because of our presence here, things will change.

My sister, Betsy, and I were in the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbruck because we committed the crime of loving Jews. Seven hundred of us from Holland, France, Russia, Poland and Belgium were herded into a room built for two hundred. As far as I knew, Betsy and I were the only two representatives of Heaven in that room.

We may have been the Lord’s only representatives in that place of hatred, yet because of our presence there, things changed. Jesus said, “In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” We too, are to be overcomers – bringing the light of Jesus into a world filled with darkness and hate.

Sometimes I get frightened as I read the Bible, and as I look in this world and see all of the tribulation and persecution promised by the Bible coming true. Now I can tell you, though, if you too are afraid, that I have just read the last pages. I can now come to shouting “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” for I have found where it is written that Jesus said, “He that overcometh shall inherit all things: and I will be His God, and he shall be My son.” This is the future and hope of this world. Not that the world will survive – but that we shall be overcomers in the midst of a dying world.

Betsy and I, in the concentration camp, prayed that God would heal Betsy who was so weak and sick. “Yes, the Lord will heal me,”, Betsy said with confidence. She died the next day and I could not understand it. They laid her thin body on the concrete floor along with all the other corpses of the women who died that day.

It was hard for me to understand, to believe that God had a purpose for all that. Yet because of Betsy’s death, today I am traveling all over the world telling people about Jesus.

There are some among us teaching there will be no tribulation, that the Christians will be able to escape all this. These are the false teachers that Jesus was warning us to expect in the latter days. Most of them have little knowledge of what is already going on across the world. I have been in countries where the saints are already suffering terrible persecution. In China, the Christians were told, “Don’t worry, before the tribulation comes you will be translated – raptured.” Then came a terrible persecution. Millions of Christians were tortured to death. Later I heard a Bishop from China say, sadly, “We have failed. We should have made the people strong for persecution rather than telling them Jesus would come first. Tell the people how to be strong in times of persecution, how to stand when the tribulation comes – to stand and not faint.”

I feel I have a divine mandate to go and tell the people of this world that it is possible to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are in training for the tribulation, but more than sixty percent of the Body of Christ across the world has already entered into the tribulation. There is no way to escape it. We are next.

Since I have already gone through prison for Jesus’ sake, and since I met the Bishop in China, now every time I read a good Bible text I think, “Hey, I can use that in the time of tribulation.” Then I write it down and learn it by heart.

When I was in the concentration camp, a camp where only twenty percent of the women came out alive, we tried to cheer each other up by saying, “Nothing could be any worse than today.” But we would find the next day was even worse. During this time a Bible verse that I had committed to memory gave me great hope and joy. “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; on their part evil is spoken of, but on your part He is glorified.” (I Peter 3:14) I found myself saying, “Hallelujah! Because I am suffering, Jesus is glorified!”

In America, the churches sing, “Let the congregation escape tribulation”, but in China and Africa the tribulation has already arrived. This last year alone more than two hundred thousand Christians were martyred in Africa. Now things like that never get into the newspapers because they cause bad political relations. But I know. I have been there. We need to think about that when we sit down in our nice houses with our nice clothes to eat our steak dinners. Many, many members of the Body of Christ are being tortured to death at this very moment, yet we continue right on as though we are all going to escape the tribulation.

Several years ago I was in Africa in a nation where a new government had come into power. The first night I was there some of the Christians were commanded to come to the police station to register. When they arrived they were arrested and that same night they were executed. The next day the same thing happened with other Christians. The third day it was the same. All the Christians in the district were being systematically murdered.

The fourth day I was to speak in a little church. The people came, but they were filled with fear and tension. All during the service they were looking at each other, their eyes asking, “Will this one I am sitting beside be the next one killed? Will I be the next one?”

The room was hot and stuffy with insects that came through the screenless windows and swirled around the naked bulbs over the bare wooden benches. I told them a story out of my childhood.

“When I was a little girl, “ I said, “I went to my father and said, “Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be strong enough to be a marty for Jesus Christ.” “Tell me,” said Father, “When you take a train trip to Amsterdam, when do I give you the money for the ticket? Three weeks before?” “No, Daddy, you give me the money for the ticket just before we get on the train.” “That is right,” my father said, “and so it is with God’s strength. Our Father in Heaven knows when you will need the strength to be a martyr for Jesus Christ. He will supply all you need – just in time…”

My African friends were nodding and smiling. Suddenly a spirit of joy descended upon that church and the people began singing, “ In the sweet, by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.” Later that week, half the congregation of that church was executed. I heard later that the other half was killed some months ago.

But I must tell you something. I was so happy that the Lord used me to encourage these people, for unlike many of their leaders, I had the word of God. I had been to the Bible and discovered that Jesus said He had not only overcome the world, but to all those who remained faithful to the end, He would give a crown of life.

How can we get ready for the persecution? First we need to feed on the word of God, digest it, make it a part of our being. This will mean disciplined Bible study each day as we not only memorize long passages of scripture, but put the principles to work in our lives.

Next we need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Not just the Jesus of yesterday, the Jesus of History, but the life-changing Jesus of today who is still alive and sitting at the right hand of God.

We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is no optional command of the Bible, it is absolutely necessary. Those earthly disciples could never have stood up under the persecution of the Jews and Romans had they not waited for Pentecost. Each of us needs our own personal Pentecost, the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We will never be able to stand in the tribulation without it.

In the coming persecution we must be ready to help each other and encourage each other. But we must not wait until the tribulation comes before starting. The fruit of the Spirit should be the dominant force of every Christian’s life.

Many are fearful of the coming tribulation, they want to run. I, too, and a little bit afraid when I think that after all my eighty years, including the horrible nazi concentration camp, that I might have to go through the tribulation also. But then I read the Bible and I am glad.

When I am weak, then I shall be strong, the Bible says. Betsy and I were prisoners for the Lord, we were so weak, but we got power because the Holy Spirit was on us. That mighty inner strengthening of the Holy Spirit helped us through. No, you will not be strong in yourself when the tribulation comes. Rather, you will be strong in the power of Him who will not forsake you. For seventy-six years I have known the Lord Jesus and not once has He ever left me, or let me down. Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him, for I know that to all who overcome, He shall give the crown of life. Hallelujah!

-Corrie Ten Boom-1974

This letter was taken from a post at The Hiding Place Message Board.
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Is There No Balm In Gilead?

Patsy Shelton

Oh, if only My people could see through My eyes, and know the pain that they inflict upon each other in My name. I will have a people that will bring healing and not hurt. There are so many wounded laying in the ditch with no one to pick them up. Hurting people hurt people, and healed people, heal people.

How can I bring a lost and dying world into the church, when they will be wounded, by those that are called by My name, and lost to me forever. How will My Glory be revealed in the earth, if not through a people with clean hands, and pure hearts.

My eyes are searching to and fro the earth, searching out those that are healed that I may trust the souls of the lost into their care. Those that can nuture and love with no obstacle of attitudes, unforgivness, bitterness, anger, or resentment. Those that will not lash out with unkind words, but their words will bring life into the hearts of those that have been so deeply wounded.

"Is there no Balm in Gilead?" Where is the healing ointment in the hands of My people that should flow from one hand to another. Where is the kindness, gentle touch, and healing that My Son has provided by His death? I have called you to a ministry of reconciliation, and not one of separation. Where there is unity among the brethren, there I command My blessing.

I am raising up a people that will go forth with healing in their hands, and My love will flow through them. Their words will be those of blessings, and not cursing, for both cannot flow from the same fountain.

They will not criticize, condemn, nor judge, for they will examine their own hearts before they look at the hearts of others. And to these I have given the power to become the sons and daughters of God, and they will rebuild the old waste places. And they will be the restorers of the breach.

I have anointed them for the ministry of reconciliation, and they will go forth into the four corners of the earth, endued with My power. My Glory will be seen upon them. For I will send them forth to restore to Me the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

And I will bring again those to Me that have wounds in their hands, which they received in My house. And I will restore to Myself those that have been wounded by religious spirits, and by the haughtiness of man.

Stand back and watch as I send forth My sons and My daughters that will bring restoration and healing back into the land again.

Platforms Of Praise Under the Weight Of His Glory

Debra Westbrook

In my own prayer life, everything is changing, shifting and being rearranged by God for His purposes and for His glory. It truly is a new day! As I began to spend time before the Lord this morning, He began to speak to me about praise and His glory in the lives of His people.

I heard the Lord say, "Praise will overtake many of My people in the coming days!" I began to see people with grief, despair, and discouragement upon their lives.

Suddenly, as they began to praise the Lord, violent and exuberant praise, the very words that came out of their mouths seemed contrary to their present circumstances or their current situation.

They were opposite in spirit to what they were currently going took many by surprise and it appeared that many wanted to pull the words back in and stay wallowing to some extent in their current situation, which seemed more comfortable than believing God for His victory through a spirit of praise to lift the heaviness and change the situation.

Psalm 31:8 And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a wide place.

Psalm 18:19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.

Psalm 118:5 I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.

There is a broad place of praise reserved for those who love their Lord! In this place there will be room to dance and move in accordance to the Spirit of the Lord leading our lives.

I heard the Lord say, "You must not HESITATE to pursue Me, no matter how foolish you may look. Let me strengthen your backbone with resolve, endurance and determination for the joy of the Lord is your strength."

I then began to see people bent over due to affliction, emotional upheaval, and many trying situations with escalating problems that have taken their focus off of their Lord.

Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Psalm 32:10-11 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy all you upright in heart!

There is power in the shout! In an atmosphere of ASCENDING PRAISE, barriers in the spirit will crack and strongholds will be destroyed!

"Dance through your dilemma!" says the Lord.

I began to see people writing down their requests as given to them by the Lord, and laying them down on the ground, dancing through them.

I then began to see that when this was done, the BALANCE OF POWER would be upset over individual lives. I began to see scales that were unevenly balanced in favor of the enemy and of his plans and purposes in individual lives. The favor has been tipped in the enemy's hands due to giving the enemy legal access through sin, wrong choices, unbelief, fear, doubt.........

By an act of one's will, place back into God's hands all that He requires in your life, relinquish to Him all fear and doubt and praise Him to restore His balance of power in your life!

Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!

There is an EQUALIZATION coming into the lives of those who will praise unto their release! The scales will be tipped by God's hand as God works on your behalf and you will see the destruction of the enemy upon repentance, praise and radical obedience!


The weight of God's glory will upset the balance of the enemy's destruction upon our lives when we simply forsake unbelief, doubt and fear and make way for exuberant praise! This will produce a church, heavy and weighted down with the glory of the Lord as they increase in the weightiness of His joy and His glory!

There will come joy unspeakable and full of glory to the church again that will wage war against the enemy with a new found freedom and liberty!

This praise will be the praise of the Spirit and not of the flesh which holds no power. This praise will be glorious and will lead us out upon the waters into new depths of the Spirit so that we may enter into greater realms of worship and of His glory.

Debra Westbrook
Rivers of Eden

How Straight Have You Been Walking?

Sammy Tippit

Someone has said, "What's important in the Christian life is not how high you can jump, but how straight you can walk once you've landed." That's certainly true in relationship to the fullness of the Holy Spirit. I hear many people debating what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit today. There are good and faithful people on both sides of the issue. But sometimes I think that we've missed the whole reason that God told us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. It wasn't so we could debate about how high we need to jump, but rather to learn how to walk straight in a crooked world. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Galatia about what it meant to be filled with the Holy Spirit. He characterized the life filled with the Holy Spirit as he wrote of the fruit of the Spirit. He then says in Gal. 5:16, "But I say to you, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh." He then reemphasizes this great need by saying, "If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit" (Gal. 5:25). He knew that it was more important how we walked than how we talked. There was a great need not only to talk about the power of the Holy Spirit, but to live out a life under the control of the Holy Spirit.

It's been my experience that Christians today are much better at talking about the fullness of the Holy Spirit than we are at walking daily in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must learn to walk by the Spirit. It's interesting that when Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, he contrasted being filled with the Holy Spirit with getting drunk. I'm not proud of the fact that before I became a Christian, I had been drunk on several occasions. One of the first things that happened when I drank too much was that it affected the manner in which I walked. I couldn't walk straight no matter how hard I tried.

There's a contrasting truth when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. We walk straight spiritually, and there's no effort. We're no longer living in our own power. We're walking under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The only way He walks is the straight and narrow way. He walks the way of holiness and purity. He walks the road of integrity. When we are controlled by the Holy Spirit, then we, too, will walk in the way of holiness, purity, and integrity.

There are many who begin well in the Christian life, but do not finish well. Often it's because they have not learned to draw from the living waters deep within themselves. We must daily appropriate the fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives. He is our enabler. He empowers us to live the way we ought to live. He overcomes every weakness and obstacle in our walk with God. He is our source of victory. He is the one who will see us through to the end. He enables us to complete that which was begun in us.

We are absolutely dependant upon the Holy Spirit for all of our strength in the Christian life. Therefore, we must depend upon Him as we walk daily. We will then supernaturally naturally walk in purity and holiness of life. Today, I ask you this question. No, it's not how high you've jumped spiritually. It's how straight have you been walking? The answer to that question speaks volumes of how much you truly know about the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

Sammy Tippit Ministries

The Battle Is Raging

Yolanda Ballard

Yes, the battle is raging for the enemy is coming in as a flood. He knows that his time is short and that these are critical moments and that the prayers of the saints are like poisonous darts against him and his works. So buckle down and press in for what is important. Cast all your cares upon Me for I care for you. And lift up the burden of intercession that I have given to you, and never lose your focus of My promises being fulfilled.

Do not look at the circumstances surrounding your life. Just keep your eyes upon Me, and waver not in unbelief for the time is at hand where I will pour out a mighty wave of glory upon My land and people. And My people must gather together like never before, and worship Me unceasingly, and continuously thank Me for the victory for the battle has been won!

I have My hand upon all things, and I AM in total control. Nothing happens without My allowing it. So, do not become alarmed at all the apparent set backs and the behavior and decisions coming forth from the leaders. I AM working it all for the good. Whatever plan the enemy means for harm will work together for the good of My people and My land. I AM doing a purging and a cleansing of hearts, and I AM allowing what it will take to humble and cause a total dependence upon Me to take place.

So, rejoice and do your part by praying, keeping your vision on My promises being fulfilled, and most of all, worship Me, for there is much power going forth when My people just delight in My presence and seek to know My heart. Delight yourself in Me, and I will give you the desires of your heart. Seek ye first My kingdom and My righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. And you will prosper and be in health as your spirit and soul soars in Me.

For this is the time and the hour for the great outpouring of My Spirit, but you must keep your focus upon Me in order to enter in. Yes, the battle is raging, but My people will overcome by the power of My blood, the word of their testimony, as they love not their lives unto death.

Do Not Let Go

Susan Cummings

Do not let go of the Faith that I have placed within your heart. I have caused you to leap up, and to stir from your slumber, and it is now important that you continue to draw closer to Me and to release yourself to Me in even greater degrees. What you decide will affect your destiny and the destiny of those around you. Trust in Me fully, and step closer to Me, and obey My Voice.

Do not let go of My Word that I have birthed within you. My Word is Truth and it is your Light. It will guide you as you walk with Me. I have formed My Word within you, as you have read it, and searched out it's treasures. With each Word that you chose to believe and to receive as your own, it became a part of you. My Word became alive within you, and became flesh to you. It is real and it is creative and powerful to those who choose to embrace it.

Do not let go of the Vision that I have burned within you. For the Vision has tarried, but now has come to pass before your eyes. Do not delay now. Do not hold back, thinking that you are not ready. I have prepared you, and purged you, and have raised you up for My Purposes. I Am your judge. I will guide you, and show you the path you will take. I give each of My Children their paths and lay out their courses. It is up to them to walk them out. Do not delay, but walk on now. Fulfill your destiny.

Do not let go of the Fire that courses through your veins. I have burned through you with My Spirit of Holiness and have caused you to embrace My Sufferings, so that you could know the Path of Life. Few have walked in My Sufferings, for they chose not to die to themselves. My Fires keep you humble and teachable. They draw you closer to Me, and remind you of My Grace that is given to you. Remain in Me.

Do not let go of My Holy Spirit, who is given to you. He is Holy and is easily grieved. Take heed to yourself as you walk, and keep yourself in all of your ways. Stay near to Me, and make no room for the enemy and the flesh. But daily, crucify your flesh with My Word, and yield to My Holy Spirit as He speaks to you. For He will be your Strength and your Companion in the earth. It is He that will teach you and guide you in your walk with Me. Listen to Him and fear not to lean upon Him.

Do not let go of your Peace. Guard your hearts and your minds and allow nothing unclean to come near you. Set your houses in order, and keep your lives pure. Remove from your paths all stumbling stones and offenses that defile you. Never give your inheritance to another, but be diligent to fulfill your parts. Be faithful to My Word, and allow it to work its work within you. For I Am your Peace only as long as you fully follow Me. Walk in love and judge no one, for I Am the Righteous Judge.

Do not let go of your Testimony. Your life is a mirror of your heart. What you have given yourself over to, will be seen within your walk each day. What you have taken into yourself will come out and be known by all. Your testimony is your strength and it is powerful to the saving of souls. What your heart is set on is what your lips will reveal.

Keep your hearts pure and wash yourselves daily with My Word. Allow Me to bring forth fruit worthy of repentance and to bring forth pure, refined gold from within you. When people around you can't find you anymore, then I Am finally being seen in you! It is this reflection of Me, that the world must see! v Do not let go, but keep and jealously guard yourselves!

Do not let go of the glory that I have given to you of My Father. For the Father and I are one, and we have come to abide in you. Let nothing separate us from you, or cause us to be severed. For My Glory dwells in you richly as you follow Me and walk with Me. You are My Own, and I have chosen to dwell in you and to reveal Myself through your life. You are a vessel that carries My Glory in the earth.

Do not let go, but hold fast to the Truth. Walk in the Light while there is still light, for the night comes, and then no man will labor anymore. Walk circumspectly, redeeming the time that I have given to you. Do not procrastinate or delay, but be swift to obey My Word. Remain in Me, and be a lover of the Truth. Place it before your eyes and never depart from it. Be found faithful, and to be tending my sheep.

Stay your course, and press on.
Do not let go.

-Susan Cummings


Marie-France McDowell-Smith

Brenda and I had been praying for a time, and as we were praying everything changed. I was in a different place, and at the same time, I was holding the telephone as I was sitting at my desk in front of my PC. As I was rising up I looked down and she was getting smaller. I was unable to speak, yet I tried to communicate with Brenda that I was afraid and wanted her to come with me. As I turned back around, I SAW JESUS!!!

He and I were up on a stage. We were in a large building, plain and drab, full of people. They were all sitting in airline seats, jammed together, and strapped in. They were hunched over in a position like one takes when about to crash land; their arms limp at their sides just hanging down.

Each body was bent over, and in emergency position. I saw darkness and death over them, there was no life, no life in them at all. I sensed the presence of evil trapping them, all hope gone, despair had wearied them and triumphed.

There were thousands, maybe millions of them as far as my eyes could see! No faces, just bodies who had given up, who had forsaken all hope, ready to die.

Then I REALLY saw JESUS. HE WAS MORE REAL THAN I AM. HE walked toward me; ALL I could exclaim was "JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!" He approached me directly and firmly with purpose, then gently took me in HIS arms and just held me for a moment transferring enormous amounts of HIS LOVE to me...then HE turned around and I was standing behind HIM on the left hand side. He was facing the countless numbers of people prepared to die, and bent over lifeless.

As I stood there filled with HIS LOVE, I saw that HE was holding a Cup. This Cup was full of blood. The cup was not pretty, it was old and tarnished and beaten up with dents and scratches on it. It looked as though it had been in tremendous battle.

HE lifted up HIS right arm in front of HIS chest holding the cup and as HE flung HIS arm outward HIS blood was spilled out of the Cup all over people. Every person that the blood drops fell upon came alive. As they came alive their heads popped up shining with glorious light exuding from their faces light a light bulb of great intensity had just been turned on. They were alive, and alert with bright and animated smiles on their faces, no longer in the crash and burn position, but jumping up and down, shouting praises to JESUS ~~~ they could then see HIM too.
They were shouting and I mean really loud, they were delirious with GREAT JOY!!!! These people were from every tribe, tongue and nation, old, young, children, all kinds of people. As HE continued swinging HIS arm from side to side and spraying the massive amount of people with this Cup of blood, all the drops enlivened the people it fell upon. The ones then alive were pushing the others from darkness into the Light and places that the blood was falling.

As more people were lit up, we could then see that this was not a dull, drab warehouse as I had originally thought, but a beautiful banquet setting. Lights from sparkling stars hung above as a canopy of Light. Everything was shimmering of gold and silver and diamonds and gigantic jewels all around. I heard birds singing and the fragrance was nothing I had ever experienced before, it floated and you could see the fragrance like a mist, and a waterfall, and the sound was of the millions of people clapping as JESUS got off the stage and walked among the people in Royal Robes, reaching out and touching and hugging and smiling and crying as he embraced them. They were cheering JESUS. The children clung to him. It all happened very quickly! There was GREAT JOY!!!

HE was violently sobbing tears of JOY, it racked his frame, and the people were too, and so was I. HE turned and looked at me with tears or Living Water streaming down HIS face, HIS smile was bitter sweet, full of compassion and forgiveness and LOVE that still burns in my heart brighter than ever before....TELL THEM, I AM COMING ~~~ SOON!

I knew at that moment that was what he had always wanted US TO DO, just tell them about HIS BLOOD! There is VICTORY IN THE BLOOD! AMEN!!!

Marie-France McDowell-Smith

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