Abide in My Presence Phyllis Ford
March 6th, 2013
*2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to shew himself strong in behalf of those who heart is perfect towards him, herein thou hast done foolishly, therefore from henceforth thou shall have wars.’*
Abide in My Presence
Prepare your heart for now is the time to come before me and abide in my presence. This is your time of visitation, and I am calling you near so that you may see and understand the path of light and glory that I have prepared for you to walk in. I am transitioning you from working out of your own ability to accomplish things. It has taken you this far but as you abide in me I will remove the struggle, frustration and difficulty of doing things out of your own strength to receive my grace and divine awakening. So come away, my beloved so that you may begin to accomplish the things that I have promised you as I fulfill my covenant in this hour to my people. The guidance and direction that you need now, know it will be accessible to you. Keep the balance of walking out my word as it will enlighten your understanding and provide wisdom concerning the things which are the most important now.’
There is much that is about to occur and your protection from the trouble, in the midst of trouble, even during the trouble will be found in your abiding in my presence. Right now you are literally standing along side of a threshold where the systems of this day are being judged. They are coming apart because of their own evil works and the stench of iniquity has come up before me. The enemy feels as if he is in an advantageous position to continue to pollute my people but he is not, this will be a time that I am raising up a people even a remnant also to lead the way for those who have my heart desires and their eyes have opened and their understanding has enlarged that as they go forth now to become my kingdom people. These out of the cries of their heart and the fellowship of my love will wait in my presence. I will provide for you. This will set a future reversal of the outcome of the enemy´s plan that will squash and unveil the plots that were put in place to blind the eyes of the people and place them in further bondage.’
*Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint.’*
Know that your strength and ability to rise above adversity comes from your waiting in my presence. I am your refuge and I hold the answers and the strategies of any problems that you are now facing.’
*_The call to watch and pray_*
*I have issued a call to watch and a call to prayer*. Because within this call is the resolve to answer the questions you now seek, and it carries the wisdom to reverse and deal with the dilemmas of the day.’
This is the month that I am calling forth my watchmen to stay on high alert as they pray around the gates of the regions that they have been assigned to watch over, and to alert my people as they prepare themselves for a major transformation as I will shine my light on the present systems that are about to be turned inside out with all its´ secret associations and lies that have been hidden but they are about to be revealed before men´s eyes. There is about to be a transitioning of my people out of the place where they are now, to the place of my presence and glory, a place where you will see my power and majesty coming forth in this hour. There will be a power shift as the changing of the guards occur and the place of the evil rankings of the enemy will not prevail. *This marks the time for the hour of the watch*. It will be a time when I will move across this land with my mighty power as the works of the enemy will continue to be uncovered and high places will be destroyed and its´ altars of idolatry, by my own hand, says the Lord. At the same time in this hour of watching there will be a significant impartation that will come upon you to strengthen you, help you to overcome and you will see a mighty release of miracles that has yet to take place.’
For even as this is a time to watch, there is also a great significance in the cry of intercession in the land. I am calling forth my intercessors and their prayers will echo around the nations to cover and protect the land and salvation will rain down and to touch and cleanse those who have lost their way as I extend my hand to heal and deliver. So watch and wait, for I will have you to release a wall of intercession to shield the land and the people because of the enemy moving forward with a plan to set war and strife among the nations and to instill fear. But as my people wait, watch and pray there will be change and breakthrough.’
*Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord, lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy children that faint for hunger in the top of every street.’*
*Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee.’ *
So pray, so watch, because this is a time when much will trouble the hearts of many people. Pray that they may see and understand the difference between that which is truth and that which are lies. Speak to them and encourage them that my promises have never fallen to the ground for they are yea and amen. Even in the midst of despair I shall move upon their lives and bless the work of their hands make ways that seem impossible and they will know that truly I am leading them forth into deliverance and into the light of my glory. Joy unspeakable for even my glory shall be upon you, my strength will bring you through and my waywill direct you on what to do. You will know how to accomplish the task before you as you proceed in your life with me says the Lord.’
*Isaiah 60:1 Arise shine for thy light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.’ *
This is why it is so important to declare the gospel to the nation in this time. This is a time to declare my word, to share the truth of the gospel so that the eyes of the people will be opened and they will see and know who they really are, and why this battle has ensued. Look out into the fields for they white unto harvestminister my words to others which will bring peace unto their souls and nourish their spirit with my life.’
This is a time to bare each others burdenfor I am raising those among you those who will help others in their greatest time of needspiritually and naturally so. I will prepare my people to aid and minister to those who are hurting with restoration, love and resources to supply those who are in need.’
The "Dominant Lie"
Let me place this question before you: Is there one dominant, over-riding LIE that the devil has sold the Western world in the last forty years or so, that greatly hinders men and women coming to Christ? I believe so.
Let's think for a moment about the 'strongholds' and "dominant lies" which the devil has established in this modern generation -and which hinder people today from believing the gospel. A man wrote to me one time and mentioned that we can't preach "sin" these days, because many young people hardly know what sin is any more. The man is absolutely right. (And of course, this totally strips the gospel of it's historic power). But since when has this been the case?
There can be no doubt that the watershed or "revolution" that ushered in this worldview largely occurred in the late 1960s. Here is what it amounted to (particularly amongst the youth)-"Sin" as a concept was suddenly abolished. Moral absolutes were thrown out. Everything became no longer black or white, but varying shades of grey. "Be happy, feel free, do what you want, cast off the shackles of outmoded morals and values. Be liberated. Do what you feel..." etc. And so it still is today. A completely 'non-judgemental' (ie. no right or wrong) approach to everything. So long as you don't "hurt" anybody, you can do as you please. You can sleep with anyone (of any sex), you can abort your babies, you can taste any pleasure, you can believe in any 'god' (including yourself). As many commentators have noted, today the worst sin you can be accused of is being "judgmental". (And then will come the storm: "How dare you apply your value system to ME? How dare you call what I'm doing 'wrong'?")
Thus in many ways, 'Sin' has almost ceased to exist in people's thinking and beliefs. And if you wipe out the concept of 'Sin', then you wipe out a massive part of the basic gospel itself. For the only reason Jesus had to come was to DEAL WITH MEN'S SIN. If there is no consciousness of sin, then the gospel ceases to make any sense. Why do I need forgiveness? Why do I need to repent? Why did Jesus die in the first place? The cross is made of NO EFFECT without a consciousness of Sin.
This is why all the great Revivalists emphasized Sin, and the only remedy - Jesus. If you feel you have little sin, then you will feel little need of Jesus. And then the gospel can become neutralized. The devil knows this. He has seen many Revivals and he knows if he can stop people becoming convicted of their sin, then he can stop them from responding to the gospel in significant numbers. Why is there hardly any conviction of sin amongst today's generation? Because in the 1960's the whole concept of it was virtually abolished (and still is). It's as simple as that.
Now, if we wish to see true Revival amongst today's generation, what do we need to do? REFUTE THIS DOMINANT LIE. We have no option. We need to re-introduce and preach the concept of "sin" again. No consciousness of sin - no true conversion. For what is there to repent of? The gospel almost entirely loses it's power without this.
Ever since the late 1960s we can see the fruit of this "dominant lie" in the complete mess that modern relationships have become. Teenage sex, single mothers, abortions skyrocketing, absent fathers, an epidemic of divorce, drugs, broken families, poverty, etc. What were the results of throwing away all morality and restraint? What were the results of 'free love' and "if it feels good, do it"? It is all there for everyone to see. But the sad fact is, this lie is now so dominant and so ingrained that it would take almost a literal "revolution" again to topple it. It utterly dominates today's Christianity, as well as the world.
May there indeed come such a 'revolution', my friends. May the "John-the-Baptist" preachers rise again! May conviction of sin return, that people might run to Jesus - the only one who can wash away their sins and truly make them clean.
God bless you all.
He Who Has an Ear Let Him Hear
To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: 17 "We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn." Matt. 11
The Lord says,
"I am shaking the earth and I am shaking my church. For the shaking must continue if the wine is to be pure. For sour grapes are all that I see now. The fruit is not visible. It is hidden, and yet it will come out when the time is ripe.
For years I have been waiting for my bride. I have been waiting for her to be dressed in my finest gowns , but lo, now is the time for sackcloth. Now is the time for repentance.
The hour is late and yet your lamps are not filled with oil yet. If I came right now you wouldn't be ready or prepared.
For you have hidden your heads in the sand. Your vision is obscured. Your insight has become darkened. When will you return? When will you come back to me, my bride? For you are much like Hosea's wife. You are an unfaithful harlot. And yet I still love you.
How will you prepare for the days ahead? Will you hoard up your wealth? Will you stockpile your food and ammunition? Or will you return to me? For my ways are simple. They are understood by the smallest child. But no, you would rather analyze everything. You would rather debate these things to infinitum.
I am separating many of you in this hour. I am leading many of you out to desert places. I am gathering some and I am loosing others. For it is a time for new directions. It is time for the army to disperse. Some will go to the hills. Others will establish their camps. For in due time cities of refuge will be needed for those to run to.
Pay attention. Give your ear to my spirit. He who has an ear let him hear. Thus would say the spirit of the Lord."
The Prophetic Call
Kathleen De La Hunt
"You are called to go ahead, You are called to hear my whisper, You are called to see my face , You are called to hear my heart beat, You are called to feel my heart breaking for my people. Feel my broken heart for my broken people! Until you can feel my heart for my people - you cannot be trusted to touch my people with your words for your words will destroy them!
Your heart needs to break for my people. You need to die so that I can live through you. Do you see what I see? Do you hear what I hear? Do you feel what I feel? Do you feel my urgency? Do you feel the urgency of the season? Do you know that I am coming soon?
Prepare yourself in my presence In my secret place. There I will break your heart for that which has broken my heart and then I will be able to trust you - once your heart is broken. Will you go ahead and prepare my Church... My Church that I am coming back for, My Church that knows my name, My Church that reflects my glory, My Church that wears my perfume, My Church that delights in my presence
Will you pay the price and follow me - Do you know the cost? It will cost you everything! Will you hear my call? Will you prepare yourself? Will you enter in to my secret place and see my face?
I want to show you my face, for those that have seen my face and have felt the breath of my whisper, can be trusted in the season to come with the treasure of my power. I am coming soon and I am looking for a people who will not shrink back, but who will stand when all else falls around them Who will not compromise my truth and who understand my love - the love of a FATHER for His children. For they will be the ones to bring the DESPERATELY broken BACK to me. They belong to me, they are my children and they need my truth to find me. Will you be my truth to this dying world? Will you be my eyes? Will you tell them? Will you show them? Will you love them?Even when they hate you and destroy you for my sake - will you love them - for me?"
Kathleen De La Hunt
The Vision of the Battlefield
Glenn H. Jackson
...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NAS
The Father spoke to me and said:
"THIS CAPTIVITY HAS CAUSED THEM TO BE BLINDED"
...."Contained in the "third group are My holy apostles and prophets - and, also My intercessors. They have remained in the place of "perfect intercession" [in faith - love - obedience] as vessels of "elevation" for those I have called to various offices of the five-fold ministry - and who are now standing on one end of the "battlefield". Many in this group have "refused" to lay their lives completely down for their brethren and, thus, they have been "held captive" unknowingly [although they should have known] by the opposing forces on the other end of the battlefield. This "captivity" has caused them to be "blinded" - to a degree - by the deceiving tactics of the enemy forces and this has led to much misunderstanding towards - and even attack against - the very ones I have situated between them and the powers of darkness for both their protection and edification in this hour. The aim of Satan was to first cause "division" [strife] and, then, move in to destroy vast numbers of those called to minister in this last of the last hour. But My holy apostles and prophets have refused - at all cost to themselves - to depart from the secret place of My presence and, thus, they have withstood every attempt of the Evil One to "de-elevate" them from that holy place of abiding in My love. Because of this, many of those who have held to their stubbornness and rebelliousness shall be saved [delivered] for I shall lead them into a deep and thorough repentance by My great and awesome power - and, thus, they shall no longer "attack" those of My precious handmaidens and bondservants that I had sent to them for both their protection and preparation to enter into the "fullness" of their calling.
"I AM NOW GOING TO ESTABLISH MY HOLY APOSTLES AND PROPHETS TOGETHER IN THE FULNESS OF THEIR OFFICES"
Now I shall remove this "hedge of protection" [My holy apostles and prophets and intercessors - for I have called them "higher" in the Spirit] from the position it has been [up until now], and this will have one of two "immediate" effects on those in the battlefield. All those who are "truly" desirous of walking in the "fullness" of My call upon their lives must repent and leave behind "every" element of fear - and the pride and "self-desire" that has "allowed" the Evil One to blind their eyes concerning My holy apostles and prophets, and the glorious plan I have in place to use them to "elevate" My Church into her "proper position" of authority and manifested Glory in the earth. As these ones repent I shall surely lead them to where they need to be [and to those they are to be with] and, in their obedience they shall take their "proper position" [Kingdom-position] in the midst of the congregations of the righteous. Those on the battlefield who refuse to repent and who, in their arrogance and pride [rebellion], have been deceived into believing that they are already in the center of My will for their life and ministry shall begin to "perish" [these ones and all those "around" them] at the hands of the "forces" that are situated at the other end of the battlefield. For I am now going to establish My holy apostles and prophets "together" in the fullness of their offices, in the midst of the "congregations [environments] of the righteous" [My faithful and obedient ones], and they shall draw [elevate] all those who truly love Me high up above the "battlefield" - and, thus, shall the True Local [Glorious] Church begin to be established fully [according to My perfect unfolding] in every nation throughout the earth.
"THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE ATTACK"
In the removal of the third group [My holy apostles and prophets and intercessors] from "between" the other two groups, the demonic forces shall swiftly move forth to "overcome" those who had previously "aligned" themselves with them [in their rebelliousness] and they will not be able to withstand the attack simply because "they allowed" their weapons to "deteriorate" and their "faith" to become a product of their own "mental ascensions", rather than the "revealed" knowledge of My Word. In their "perishing" they shall continue to hold steadfast to their "belief" that they are suffering for righteousness' sake when, in reality, they are not!
"THE THIRD EFFECT OF THE REMOVAL OF THE "PROTECTIVE HEDGE" SHALL BE THIS":
When this "new wave" [upper echelon] of evil spirits move forth against those still on the battlefield I shall [after a short time] "counterattack" these vile spirits with a view to their total exposure, devastation and destruction through My holy apostles and prophets - and all those "with them" [the Glorious Church]. They will "know" and come against "every" scheme of the Evil One, and this will include the exposure of the "religious spirits" that, up until this time, have had their own way to a "certain degree" in the midst of My people. Because of this, many captives to the "structure of religion" [form of godliness] shall be gloriously set free and join forces with those already walking as My true "sons and daughters in the earth.
"A POWERFUL AND HEAVY ANOINTING OF TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE CONSECRATION"
Through the anointing abiding within My holy apostles and prophets I shall begin to "elevate" all those of My people who truly love Me in this hour to heights heretofore "unseen" by them - and, thus, they shall begin to operate for the first time in the "fullness" of the authority that is theirs in Christ [the Anointed One and His Anointing]. And they shall go forth in such power and glory that all those who cross their path shall be astounded [Proverbs 12:28]. Those whose hearts are toward Me to "any" degree shall immediately come under a powerful and heavy anointing of total and absolute "consecration", and from this place they shall go forth - even as babes in Christ - to devastate every "stronghold" and "scheme" of Satan in their path, and I shall literally multiply [expand] My Church at a rate that is, in this time, "incomprehensible" to even the most sanctified of My children!
"ANY WHO HAVE EVEN THE SMALLEST SEED OF THE DESIRE TO LOVE ME SHALL GAIN THE NECESSARY ENLIGHTENMENT [REVELATION]"
Again, those who strive to "maintain" any degree of "religious" activity shall be forced to "flee" from the anointing of Truth and Righteousness upon My holy vessels but they shall know deep within themselves that something is very wrong. At first, they will be deceived by the Evil One into thinking that it is what they have witnessed in those I have placed in their path that is wrong, but any who have even the smallest seed of the desire to love [obey] Me shall gain the necessary enlightenment [revelation], and I shall lead them into their "proper" position within the local Church. And for the first time in their entire lives and ministries they shall be found to be serving Me in perfect love and righteousness, for they shall be freed of all bondage to the "religious spirits" who [up until the freed one's time of a deep and thorough repentance] had both controlled them, and used them to persecute [hinder] My sent ones"....
...."For the time [has arrived] for judgment to begin with the household of God".... 1 Peter 4:17 The Amplified Translation
...."A wise king winnows out the wicked [from among the good] and brings the threshing wheel over them [to separate the chaff from the grain]".... Proverbs 20:26 The Amplified Translation
"winnow" - to free [grain] from the lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc. especially by throwing it into the air and allowing the wind or a forced current of air to blow away impurities; to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; sift; to separate or distinguish [valuable from worthless parts];
...."Put the trumpet to your lips! Like an eagle the enemy comes against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed My covenant and rebelled against My law. They cry out to Me, "My God, we of Israel know You!" Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him. They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off".... Hosea 8:1-4
...."You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit".... Ephesians 2:20-22 The Amplified Translation
...."And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church), [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead. Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love".... Ephesians 4:11-16 The Amplified Translation
Super Jesus vs just Jesus
I was saved in 1972, later becaame involved in the Charismatic movement with all of the bells and whistles. For the next 30 years I was in the Assemblies of God. Then, the Holy Spirit challenged me to prove what I had been taught over the past 30 years within the confines of the new testament after Jesus gave atonement on the cross, as this is where Christianity begins.
For the most part, many of the things that I believed are intact such as regarding ther gifts of the Holy Spirit. But some things I could not find. i had been in a deliverance ministry for 5 years. You know what? There is not one scripture after the cross happens where a born again believer goes through deliverance. Not one. If it were true, you would find it but you cant. This tells me something specific and great happened on that cross. Jesus called it a finished work. Complete.
I can remember praying over born again believers that thought they had generational curses. Well, once again, there are no instances recorded after atonement.
In the heyday of the 70's I remember people saying he or she has the "Spirit", meaning of course that that person had experienced the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit". It was always said that it was like adding a Super Charger to your car. I accepted that for many years. But over time it seemed like just being saved was not good enough, the power had to come from an extra action or experience.
There were scriptures I read over the years that stuck with me..Jesus saying I no longer call you servants, but friends. Then the asll encompassing one...Its not by might, not by power, but by my spirit says the Lord.
Imagine loving someone, only for what they could do for you. Would that grieve you if had friends like that. A lot of us do.I bet it grieves God to a degree. So spiritually we have the empowered, and the lesser because they do not believe as we do. Does God do that? I had to find out.I love God because he first loved me. Miracles etc do not matter. God is God and I am not.
It started making me sweat when outside of Acts, there was barely a mention about the Supercharger experience. If it were intended for people aand God wanted it, why no mention of it? Why all the confusion?
What was Pentecost anyway? It was the Giving of the Holy Spirit to mankind. Given to the world to Convict and point to Jesus and for the believer to indwell, comfort and teach us all things.
Then I started watching people. The Charismatics had the same ups and downs as anyone else nomatter how much binding and loosing, how much so called faith they spewed out.
The word says to be daily renewed in our minds. To read God's word. To encourage each other. It tells us to spend time with the aHoly Spirit. The more I watched, the more I noticed that the people who had calmness and direction and focus were those that did these things, not people claiming an experience.
I came to the conclusion that Pentecost was just the giving. When you are saved, you receive the Holy Spirit. He resides in you. If we allow him to live through us, we are experiencing what Apostle Paul did. Real Christianty.
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