Five-Fold Today - The Outpouring of the Latter Rain - A Call To Be Ready - The Power of God - Sitting at the Crossroads - Resisting Holiness - Worshipping in the Spirit - Fire of Holiness

June 24, 2003

The Outpouring of the Latter Rain

Jackie Richardson

A dam is about to burst in the Spirit. The waters will be rushing and powerful. The waters are not of destruction but of power, a mighty and powerful move of My Holy Spirit.

Many will praise, some will rejoice, some will laugh and some will cry. For I will visit My people in this hour in a way that I have never visited them before. It will be like the Day of Pentecost multiplied. For this is the time and this is the day and the season that Joel prophesied about. The time is now. The outpouring of the latter rain is now.

This is the hour of My greater works being manifested in and through you. The greater works will come through much prayer.

In this hour, the bound will be delivered, the sick will be healed, the dead will be raised. The deaf will hear and the blind will see. This is an hour where for those who dare to believe Me, the supernatural will become a way of life.

For yes, in the natural so many of My children are being attacked from all directions by the enemy. Many are discouraged, cast down and losing hope. This is the hour to lift up your heads and encourage yourself in Me. The enemy is not after you. He is after the anointing and gifts that I have placed in you.

Know this day that I am a great and mighty God, a God you can come to for refuge. A God you can rest in and hide in. This is an anointed hour. This is an anointed season. Focus not on what the enemy is doing but get in the flow and position yourself for My supernatural blessing in your life.

The hour of doubting has passed. The hour of fear has passed. The hour of 'Lord why me?' has passed. A new day has dawned. A day of pit bull faith. A day when My called and chosen ones will declare and demonstrate that I am Lord indeed.

For in this day and in this hour will My greater works be manifested in and through those who dare to believe Me and take Me at My Word. Those who have put their hands to the plow, not looking back; those who have declared as My Son one day declared "Not my will but Thy will be done."

Walk into this hour with rejoicing. Allow My living waters to flow through you, for this is the hour of My supernatural power.

A Call To Be Ready

Yolanda Ballard

I AM the Wine; you are the wine skin. I AM the Vine; you are the branches. Wherever I go, I expect you to follow. For My people know My voice, and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. Listen not to the lies of the evil one for he comes only to steal, to kill, and to destroy. But I come to give life and more abundantly.

So follow hard after the truth that I have placed in your hearts, and do not trade it for a lie no matter how tempting it might be. For if you sow to the flesh, you will reap that which brings death and destruction; but if you sow to the Spirit, everlasting life is yours. For the things of this world are temporal. Do not let them distract you from My call on your life. Pay the price, for in the end you will greatly benefit from it.

Love not your life unto death this day. Do not compromise your faith no matter what comes before you, for they are only lies from the evil one. Yes, I promise you life and more abundantly, but the way to it is full of many snares and tribulations. But keep your focus upon Me and My truth, and you will never be led astray. Remember that all things work together for your good. Do not worry about what others think of you. If you are walking in My will, you are in a place of safety no matter what. No one can ever rob Me from your heart.

So be still and know that I AM your God and that no evil can overtake you. No plague can come near your dwelling. No terror can distract you from pressing in to My will and My ways. So draw close to Me in the secret place, and allow Me to fill you to overflowing with My grace and My truth. Let Me stir the gifts up within you so that you can be My mouthpiece, for I have a word to share to the Nations.

And I need every one of you to take your place on the wall and intercede for My will and My ways alone to take place. Pray for the leaders. Do not allow the enemy to frustrate you with their plans and decisions. Look to Me, the author and finisher of your faith, and know that I have complete control over all that is taking place this hour.

Draw close to Me, and let Me fill you up. Press into My glory, and reap the benefits of My power flowing down upon you and through you. Yes, I will help you to stand strong. Yield your life fully to Me, and I will live My life through you. Yes, your hands will be My hands to heal and to raise up, to tear down the strongholds of the enemy, and to build up My kingdom. Let others see My love flowing through your own eyes and heart.

Be yielded, and I will do mighty things through those who believe. For this is the final hour, and I AM calling the true worshipers together to let out a victory cry for the King of Glory has come to reign. For yes, this is the final hour. So be ready, says your Lord and King.

The Power of God

Pamela Hobbs

Go forth in My power not yours.

Think what you can achieve by the Power of My Spirit. It is there for you to use, to operate in, to flow in. It's My power and My authority made available to you. I want to entrust you with it, but, you have to step out in faith trusting Me to do My part.

I am calling you to come up higher into the fullness of My power--the power of My word--the authority of My word. I expect you to use what I am giving you. Don't just put it on a shelf and look at it and say, "Oh, that's nice." Go forward! Trust Me! Trust My word. Trust My power at work in you and through you. Just remember that it is My power and not yours. You can do all things through Me.

This has always been My plan for the Church. Look back at My apostles and the first century Church. They weren't always moving in all that I had for them, but at least they were acting on it. This is the "fullness of God".

Sitting at the Crossroads

Olivia Long

My Beloved, My Faithful Ones ... I see your yearnings, I see your pain, I see your questioning and I also see those of you who are presently sitting at the crossroads weary from the years of waiting, waiting to see the fulfillment of My promises for your life.

Many years ago you said to Me "Here am I Lord, send me" and you vowed that whatever came your way that you would remain steadfast and loyal on the path set before you. However, at this time, I see many sitting at the crossroads forcing yourselves just to exist feeling nothing but spiritual and emotional burnout. Separating yourself because you have felt betrayed, persecuted, abandoned, the hurt being too much and you have 'shut down'. It has become more 'natural' for you to adjust to your surroundings and your circumstances then to keep standing. Now you are sitting at the crossroads because it became easier to shut yourself off - easier to walk by sight, not by faith.

"But Father, You have been silent" and I say "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD!" Again, you murmur "But FATHER! - Don't you see what has been happening with me? Don't you see my physical pain, I need healing. Don't you see my emotional pain and the pain that has been inflicted by others? Haven't you seen my faithfulness in these adversities? I have stood all these years longing and waiting for Your promises and I have lifted up the weary brethren even though they did not lift me up in return. Father, I can go no further for I have nothing left to give."

My Beloved Child, yes I see ALL that you have gone through but was it not your desire to give me your heart to be replaced by My heart? Did you not give me your dedication? In all this, did I even once say that your journey would be easy? Beloved, in your heart of hearts you KNOW that all I have promised you SHALL come to pass and that I have chosen you for such a time as this.... and I say it is time to arise and go forth. "But", you say, "I have failed you, how can I arise and go forth?" My Beloved, all have fallen short at some time. I know your true heart for ME and you have not failed Me. You shall see your hurting heart, spirit, body and emotions healed ... and ... you shall see the restitution and restoration of all things.

The time is short, My child, it is time to arise! It is time for you to leave the valley of decision and arise to the challenge for this is NOT the time for pulling back, but the time for advancing. I am ready to move, MY Child, will you press forward for the prize set before you? I chose you, My Beloved so arise and be ready to see ME move in your life - in all the lives of My Faithful Ones for I am able to keep that which has been committed to Me. Arise, My Beloved, arise from this crossroads stronger in Me and walk into your destiny.

Olivia Long

Resisting Holiness

Glenn Jackson

The time has come for the chaff to be separated from the wheat for many of My children have resisted My call to holiness and because of this they have allowed themselves to become firmly entrenched in the evil one's territory (world) and he has mounted a campaign to lead them into the pit by deceiving them at every turn and they run headlong into the trap which has been set; for the rulers of the darkness of this world are working furiously to bring destruction and death to My people, and they have been given abundant opportunity to do so and because of this I am grieved to a great degree. Have I not spoken in My Word, "take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness?" Have I not spoken also that the friendship of the world is enmity with Me? And again, that "whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God?" Why do My people forsake Me? Why do they make My word of no account in their lives? For truly I say to you I desire to lead them victoriously every moment of their existence. But they, through their own arrogant pride, have allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan and they have sought after that wisdom which is not from above, but which is earthly, sensual and devilish. Is it not written, "I am opposed to the proud, but give grace to the humble?

Worshipping in the Spirit

Sammy Tippit

If you were to die right now, do you have the confidence that you have done what you were created to do with your life? When my life comes to an end, I want to know that I did with my life what God created me to do. That's truly a victorious Christian life. The key to doing that is in understanding your purpose in life. Purpose isn't derived from our great achievements or in how much wealth or influence we've acquired. God's not going to ask us about our financial holdings when we get to heaven. He's not going to want to know how much influence, power, or possessions we accrued. All of those things will be meaningless when our lives draw to a conclusion. So, what is the real purpose of life? God created us to know, love and worship Him. I believe that deep in the heart of every man, woman, boy and girl on this planet is a deep innate desire to worship the God who created them. That's why there are so many religions in the world. That's why religion immediately began to flourish in former communist countries as soon as freedom came to those countries. Even though the people had been taught all of their lives that there is no God, something deep within them cried out to know and worship the true and living God. Man was created with a profound longing to worship God.

But that brings us to a second question - What is true worship? If there are so many religions and beliefs, then which one is right? It's impossible for all of them to be right because they often contradict one another. Hindus worship a multiplicity of gods while Muslims worship only one God. Jews worship one God also, but Judaism and Islam stand in total opposition to each other. Who's right? Where do the true worshippers worship? That same question was asked of Jesus nearly 2000 years ago.

A Samaritan woman asked Jesus about the location of the true worshippers. Jesus said something that should cause every person on this planet to do a lot of introspection. He said that "a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks (John 4:23 NIV). The truth is that Jesus is the Son of the living God - the most unique human being to ever grace this planet. He was all God and yet all man. He was given the name "Emmanuel" which means "God with us." Worshipping in truth is the worship of Jesus, the Christ.

But what does it mean to worship in spirit? In the chapter preceding the story of the Samaritan woman, Jesus told one of the most religious men in all of Israel that he or anyone else must be born of the Spirit if he is to enter the kingdom of heaven. Before we can worship in spirit, we must then be born of the Spirit of God. Religion is the expression of man attempting to appease God with external rituals. But true worship is the deep worship that is a result of one's faith in Christ which produces a spiritual birth in our lives.

When Christ came into my heart, I no longer just went through the outward form of religion. I began to worship from the deepest part of my being. I began to worship in Spirit. The greatest joy in my life has resulted from those times of deep intimate worship of Jesus Christ. Victorious and joyful Christian living comes from worshipping the Savior from the deepest parts of our hearts.

If you want to experience victory in your life, then begin to do what you were created to do. Find a time and a place and worship Jesus. You'll be amazed at how much your perspective in life will change when you have been doing what God created you to do.

Sammy Tippit Ministries

Fire of Holiness

Deb Okereke

"Did you not know My Children that you can call down from Heaven My Fire, but know what you are asking! You can call down My glory but know what you are asking! I am grieved that My Children want to PLAY with My FIRE, many take it so lightly, when you ask for MORE, when you ask Me to make it hotter, know what you are asking Me to for. My FIRE is a fire of holiness, uncompromising holiness, My Fire is a fire of purity.

I am a CONSUMING FIRE! When you ask for My FIRE you are asking for Me to do a mighty work of refining in your hearts and lives. You are asking Me to consume all that is of the flesh, you are asking Me to burn it all away, and as it does it is a sweet fragrance in My nostrils, for it is the smell of death, death to self. It is a pleasing sacrifice.

You have said that you want to hear from My heart. Well My Heart cries out for a pure and holy Bride, a chaste Bride who does not drink at the cisterns of the world, but from the pure river of life, a Bride who is consumed with passion for her Bridegroom. The Fire in My eyes blazes for My Bride, blazes for you, I would that your passion would burn brighter and hotter for Me.

It pleases Me when My Children genuinely seek for the Fire of God in their lives, knowing what they are asking for, knowing that they have asked a difficult thing. But you have counted the cost, and thrown caution to the wind and with reckless abandon you have INVITED My FIRE to come upon you and burn until it is a fire that is out of control, refining, purifying, cleansing, purging, changing you from glory to glory. You will never be the same once you have known My FIRE, once you have allowed Me to rain it upon you in a flood, once you let Me have My way, I desire to perfect you in holiness.

Do you desire to know the Fire of My Glory? Then climb the mountain of My holiness, there you shall find My Fire in My Presence. This is not a game, this is serious business. If you want My FIRE call it DOWN!!!"

Counting the Cost, Deb

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