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August 25, 2003

The King's Cupbearers

Bill Burns

I have been seeking the Lord about the new spiritual season that the Church is about to move into. As a result of my seeking, the Spirit of the Lord spoke these words:

“Behold the King’s cupbearers. Watch for them because they are about to come forth. They will come with their cups filled with the new wine of this coming season. This wine is a rare vintage; it is like the water that was turned to wine at the beginning of the Church Age. It is the wine that My servants will serve in this, the end of the age.

“This new wine is the revelation that the cupbearers will bring forth in this coming season. I have filled their cups with new wine, and I will also fill their cups with the golden oil. The new wine will be served to reveal My plans for My Glorious Church, and the golden oil will produce the anointing for the building of My house.

“I will send these cupbearers in the spirit of Nehemiah to be the repairers of the breach. They will repair the walls that have been broken down, and they will hang the gates that keep the enemy out of My habitations. Is it not written that I have come: To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. (Isaiah 61:2-4)

For each season a new vintage of wine is given to impart the revelation of that season and its purpose.

For each season fresh oil is given, which will produce the anointing of My visitation.

For each season divine grace is imparted to empower those who will ask to be used in that season according to My purposes.

“Again I say, behold the King’s cupbearers, for they are coming, and their cups are running over with My word and the power of My Spirit. My hand will be upon them to lead them into the fullness of My purposes, for I Myself will fill their cups, says the Lord.”

Those who will become the King’s cupbearers will have hearts like Nehemiah had. Nehemiah wept over the broken down walls of Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 1:1-10). In chapter one, verse eleven of the book that bear his name, Nehemiah prayed. "O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." For I was the king's cupbearer.

The Spirit moved me to examine the 1:11 scriptures that the Old Testament began and ended with and the beginning and ending of the Church Age as recorded in the New Testament. This is what I found: Genesis 1:11-13 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the third day.”

Malachi 1:11 “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations," Says the LORD of hosts.

Acts 1:9-11 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."

The New Testament Church begins with a promise of the return of the Lord in the same manner that He ascended into heaven. He will again come to His people with clouds of glory. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Before He comes FOR His Church He will come TO His Church. The new season will reveal the risen Christ to those who desire to know Him and pursue the knowledge of the Lord. (Hosea 6:1-3)

If we will, like John, worship Him in spirit and in truth we shall see Him as John saw Him. And, we shall know His name as Malachi prophesied, for His name is revealed in Revelation 1:11: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."

I have written that which I have heard, “Behold the King’s cupbearers” are coming. Perhaps you will be one of them. That very well could be if you have a heart like Nehemiah had. And, if you do, God’s hand will also be upon you, and the Lord of Glory will fill your cup.

Nehemiah 2:17-18 Then I said to them, "You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach." And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king's words that he had spoken to me. So they said, "Let us rise up and build." Then they set their hands to this good work.

The King’s cupbearers are going to be the builders of this coming move of God. The revelation and anointing that will be poured into their cups will come from the great grace that the Lord has spoken of at the beginning of the year 2003. Let the prayer of our hearts be – “Fill my cup, Lord, and let it overflow. Amen.”

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"Now" Is The Time

Linda Carper

Your "yes, yes," that rings in the corridors of heaven are now releasing My power on earth. A new fresh fire has begun to burn. Fear not, My little ones, I have heard your "yes, yes" and you now will be filled with a new fire that will release a new Pentecost upon this earth to usher in the kingdom of God. So look up, My children, for your Redeemer lives and rains down upon you fresh fire from Heaven. Some of you have felt the rumblings from within, like a volcano that was about to erupt, yet you did not know what to do with it. Some have felt they would die if not released. Yet, it was not then My time.

But I say unto you, "now" is My time. This is the time that My Holy Spirit's fire comes to burn within you anew. This is the time that My river is released, flowing like a mighty force. My fire will consume all within you that is not of Me and My river will wash you, cleanse you, renew you. In all of this you will find that you will begin to act and do things in new ways -- ways you have not known before. You will find My words coming and speaking to you and through you in ways you have not know nor could you know until now. For now is the time.

My children make yourselves ready for your King is coming to establish His kingdom in you. For have I not said, the kingdom of God is within you? Yes, within you My children. And now is the time I will release you to walk in the fullness of My Spirit. So think it not strange in the ways I will now lead you from this day forth. Just as a bride makes herself ready for her bridegroom, now make yourselves ready!

You must not look to the way things have been in years past nor look to the way things are, for I am God, who is still creating. Therefore remember not the former things. For, behold, starting today I will do a new thing. Will you not perceive it? You have not walked this way before. For behold today is the day of My salvation. So lift up your heads you gates and walk with Me.

Those of you who will walk with Me in these new ways, you will be the generation that will see My visions and dream My dreams and speak My Word with power and authority, as the fire of My love consumes you. There is no more time to play church; there is only time to be My Church. So arise My children, awake unto a new day -- a day of purity and power -- that you may each be the Church together.

So let go of those things that so easily beset you and pull you down. I say to you today "Let Them Go"! For if you try to carry them into this new day, you will surely be consumed by them and not Me. My children hear the Word of the Lord for you today and come unto Me all you who are dry and thirsty and I will give you My living water. You have said "Yes, Yes" to Me, and now I say "Yes, Yes" to you.

Allow the breath of God to blow into these very dry bones today. Let the people of God see, hear, feel and taste My new life. Allow My fire to burn within, for it is a fire that shall not be quenched. Now is the time to ask for the kingdoms, that they may come unto Me. Ask big! I am ready to do big things, greater then you could ever imagine. It is time for My bride to arise and take the land. Don't hold back; take the land! Ask, ask big for now is the time!

You who have felt you were the least, I would say to you I have always raised up and moved through those which appeared to be the least. Yet I would say to you: You are not the least, so arise! Arise, for I am ready to give new life and new birth to My church. The breath of God is blowing; it is blowing new life into those dry bones.

But know this: not all who call themselves the church are Mine, and you will see many fall in these days. For they were not My church. You will see the purity and holiness of My church as she arises, for she shall shine like the morning star. Just remember it has always been darkest before the dawn.

Can you hear the sound, the sound of My great army coming forth? Listen to the sound! Tune your ears and do not miss the sound of My great army. For it is an army like you have never seen. It is My bride, ready to arise. There is a new song arising from My bride and it will be like a two edged sword in her mouth. It is a song of purity and holiness. It gives off a clear sound. A sound like no sound you have ever heard. It is a great army that cannot be stopped.

So today arise My bride and be the Church imbued with My power.


My Church, the Lamb's Wife

Patsy Shelton

The forerunners that I have prepared for this time will be much like John the Baptist, in that they will appear to be radical, and not flow in what in the past has seemed to be the normal mainstream. I am going to rock religion to it's very core. And I am going to release revelation that will enable My people to take their new step into the "new thing" that I am doing.

It will be difficult for some to make this transition, because they are leary of anything that is new, and fearful of being deceived. So, again you must look for fruit. The fruit which is produced in the lives of these forerunners that are walking in a new place in their God, and in the realm of the Spirit. And that which I have imparted to their spirits, which I will now release into the earthly realm, will bear fruit to those that have an ear to hear what My Spirit is saying to the church today.

Yesterday is gone, and I am bringing these that have matured in the things of their God, to the forefront and they are going to boldly declare that which they have learned as they has sat at My feet, many for years in solitude, and learned of Me. I have prepared a people for this time that will cause the face of the church to change, and once again the church will rise up in the glory that has been upon it in times past.

Establishing, I am establishing My church in the earth today, and in the past there have been seasons of My Glory in the church, but they were fleeting. But, now I will establish the church, the bride, even the Lamb's wife, having the Glory of God and she will be as a beautiful diadem in the hand of her God.

And the Lamb will be the light in it, and there will no more darkness, but only the light of His life will be in it. Who will enter in, and who will live in the light of My Glory? Those that are doers of the word, that have kept My commandments, and walk in My Ways, and upon these revelations will I build My church. And to these My Son will become the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. And no flesh will glory, but the glory and honor will be given to Me, and Me alone.

Watch now as I establish in the earth, My church, the Lamb's wife. Watch now as I bring her forth through the joining of the Apostolic and Prophetic callings upon these forerunners who will be as radical as John the Baptist, but who will be confirmed by their fruit. Ho, these are the days of the church age, the church that I have birthed, and My Glory will not depart from her.


I Am Able To Make the Changes Needed

Shirley Lise

Prepare the way! Make straight the path, for I am coming to reveal Myself to you in this day. Hold on, for hope is not far off, just around the corner.

I am putting things into place, into alignment with My word. I will build you and position you. I will give to you the desires of your heart. Greater grace is coming your way. I will entrust to you the ability to do those things you never dreamed possible. I will put into your hands the tools for the job. Soon all things will be functioning according to My plan with not one out of order. I will pour out My power and My purpose in your midst and you will see that I have girded you up and strengthened you to stand tall in opposition.

The sons and daughters of these last days will be on fire with the word of truth burning in their bones. They will not languish between two opinions, but they will know the Lord their God and do great exploits for Him. This includes your sons and daughters. I am establishing your sons and daughters in the work I have called them to. They shall be firmly established, for I shall go before them and make their way straight.

Great joy is coming to your household. I am doing a deep work in the lives of each individual and all the parts will fit together properly and in working order. So lift up your hands that hang down and enter My rest and do not be concerned about the things you see, for I have done a great work in the hearts of those you love and I am bringing them into line with My will and purpose. I am linking them in relationship. One shall teach the other. You will see the perfection with which I am working out My plan.

I will continue to disassemble that which has been an abomination to Me and to put into order those things out of wack. I will build hope into the hearts of those who love Me and they will overcome those things that have been able to bring them down.

I will release to them abundant joy and liberty by the power of My Spirit, for I am lifting the ban and releasing My promises into their lives.

I am giving you the ability to let go of those things that have tied you down. Release is the word.

I am releasing you into the fullness of joy, for times of refreshing are here, and I shall refresh you with the rain of My Spirit poured out upon those whose hearts seek after Me. So keep focusing on Me and moving according to My direction and trust Me to make a way where there seems to be no way.

Shine forth the countenance of Christ. Be a beacon in a dark place. Be a light that shines forth the glory of the Lord. Continue to "download" My instructions to an erring generation and make an issue of those things that are in need of change and understand that I will transform the thinking of those who have been bound by the traditions of men, that I will open the eyes of understanding and make clear what it is that I expect to take place, that I am able to do it, that I am able to make the changes needed for the will of My Father to be accomplished in your midst, for My arm is not too short.


Clean Up Your Thought Life

Ras Robinson

It is time to clean up your thought life. You have allowed your thoughts to run free for too long. I say unto you that you must rein in your thoughts. It is your thoughts that ultimately determine what you do. If you continue with your present thought life it will lead you more and more into sinful deeds. These thoughts and deeds are the workshop of Satan. You are foolish if you believe that you can continue with your free running thought life and stay pure before me. Those very thoughts are like the little foxes of old that come in the night and destroy the vines from which your harvest comes. Do not allow Satan to strip you of the great destiny I have for you. Oh the blessings I desire yet to give you. You must stop him now before it is too late and you become a puppet on his strings because you have given him more and more control of your thoughts. It is time to clean up your thought life.

Matthew 9:4 “And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?”

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

A Word from the Lord to Build Up, Encourage and Comfort

Walk By Faith Not Sight

Yolanda Ballard

My ways are not your ways. I did not bring you up in a way that you are able to understand My ways. I brought you up that you may trust Me, and walk by faith and not by sight. Every time you look at circumstances that surround your trials and doubt My faithfulness, you are allowing the enemy to trip you up and rob you of the soon manifestation of My promise to you. Yes, every time you look and see things that do not line up to what you expect to receive and doubt, you are hindering My work in your life. For I want you to trust Me and rely on Me that I know what I AM doing and that what I AM doing is on your behalf.

So watch and pray, and do not let the enemy succeed in robbing you. For I promised you health and life abundantly. Every time you give into the enemy and turn against Me, you are pushing back from you My hand of grace. For through much tribulation do you enter into My kingdom. For I have made you a kingdom of kings and priests. And I have made you a mighty army of warriors, and you are a threat to the enemy's camp. That is why he is coming in like a flood to hinder you coming closer to the victory that I purchased for you with My blood. Do not fall into the snare of the fowler. Be aware of his tactics and devices to pull you back from reaching the destiny I have for you.

Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Walk in My ways, and let Me fill you with My grace and truth. Let Me fill you with My wisdom and mercy. Do not be as the heathen where all they have is what they see before them. Walk by faith and not by sight, and believe in My promises for I have an inheritance set up for you of wealth and prosperity and abundance. Yes, I have promised you a vast supply of everything you have ever longed for if you put Me first and My righteousness.

Yes, this is the day of salvation. This is the day to step out by faith and claim all that I have for you. Do not waver in doubt and unbelief. Cover yourself with the power of My blood and the power of My word. Keep My armor firmly fastened to you. Do not let any part of it become unfastened. You need to walk in My word in balance. Do not be legalistic in any way that you walk in My word. Do not let the enemy rob you of My grace and get you caught up in vain works and in religiosity.

Be free in Me, and be a blessing to others around you in the way you share My light. Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit for it is easy to push people away by the way you approach them with My truth. Remember the way I gave you light in certain areas. I did not overwhelm you. I AM full of grace and truth, and I do only what I see My Father doing. And you are to do the same.

Walk in My ways. Lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will direct your paths. Remember that My ways are not your ways for they are so much higher, and I have a plan and purpose for your life. Do not allow the enemy to hinder it by causing you to look and doubt My faithfulness. When you don't understand My hand, trust My heart for I AM your loving Father, and I only allow that which is good and beneficial to you and your growth in Me. Seek Me, and love Me, and trust Me, says your God.


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