Sunday, September 24, 2000

Concerning your children, more...

Concerning your children:

Timmy has a tender heart. I put him together and will call him forth. I am keeping him, protecting him. Was I not able to keep and protect you? I am stirring great things within him and the evil one would try to snuff it out, but the great things in him are My work and I will complete them.

Yes, it is My work and you can't imagine or dream of My plans. My Spirit, however, will show you (1st Corinthians 2:12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God"). Trust My Spirit to move, Tim is my visionary.

Rejoice, for I have given you men who will be a testimony of My strength and grace. I chose you for the purpose of having men. I chose you to train men, your men, to clutch onto Me and not let go, to stand in my Church in this country and point to Me in the coming revival, a great revival. You will take part in it through your training of your sons, men of God, to fulfill as Solomon did for David concerning the temple. So your sons will fulfill your desire to build My Church. You will see it, do not be afraid.

Ben will be strong, John will stand with him, and Peter will give clarity of directions. Enjoy what I am going to do; call it forth and rejoice.

- September 24, 2000

Sunday, September 17, 2000

Concerning your children...

Concerning your children, they shall see and hear. They shall be changed and mature. As I heard your mother, so I hear you; I am no respecter of persons. Just as I saw her tears, tears from Me and tears to Me, so I see yours. I put them in her to teach her My love; I put them in you to teach you My love.

I gave you children to yearn for and I will answer that yearning; you will see it and not die first. You will be able at the end of your life to say, "I saw everything I desired come to pass. I am ready to see my Savior now, the one who did it all." Like Abraham who was gathered to his people at a ripe old age, so you will be gathered to Me, for I am your people, in a ripe old age with the fruit of your love and labors. I will not leave you fruitless; confirmation will come, listed for the name, "Abraham". Be patient, be fruitful, and be trusting.

I see David teaching God's word and ways. I gave him a tender heart, a heart that cares. He is your Pastor; a heart of a shepherd. I will call him as a pastor, a tender pastor, one who cares deeply. I am developing that caring first so he will be able to distinguish between his caring and My caring, between his compassion and My compassion. It is all jumbled up right now in his mind because it is not My time, yet. Do not fret, I will protect him. I will bring the right people into his life to draw this out of him; to draw out the heart of a pastor. He hasn't settled on what he likes because I haven't given it to him, yet. He will respond; he will like it and he will commit. You will see, and you will like it, too. I put that in you and I will satisfy it.

Tim is My speaker, My proclaimer. He will speak and what he speaks will come to pass. He responds and will respond to that stirring, like My Spirit moved Sampson. Sampson was physically strong but Tim will have strength in the Spirit to banish the spiritual Philistines; the demons of Hell. Watch him; watch how I stir his heart. Watch how I develop My prophet; a true prophet. Watch my ways of bringing this to pass; rejoice bubble up with excitement; he will show you how I work.

Joseph is my intercessor. He will learn how to pray. Pray with him. Speak to him about prayer while he is young and don't loose heart. He is my intercessor; he can hear me and will hear Me more clearly. I have given him to you to pray for you; call him to do that and he will. But he is more than just your intercessor, he is My intercessor. People in My body will come to him and say, "Joseph, please pray for me", he will and I will heal.

I take weakness and display My strength. I take the unusual and show my Power. He will be greatly loved and cared for in the Body of Christ, don't worry. He will be valued in the Body of Christ. I will raise up My people who will love him and who will be used of Me to care for him for they will see My gifting in him.

Do not the ants care for the aphids? I put that in them. The ants rejoice in what the aphids provide and the aphids rejoice in the care of the ants. Think that example is by accident? No, nothing in nature is by accident. Joseph will be cared for and he will rejoice. God's people will rejoice and be blessed through his intercession. I put My body together. Teach him to pray. Trust Me to move.

Daniel is my studier. He will catch hold of a love for My word. The bible will be his book. He will rise up and learn My ways and learn to tenderly teach My lambs.

Don't I choose the unlikely and display My power and grace in them? Don't I set people as object lessons? Did not Paul say God saved him as an example? Relate Paul to Daniel. As I encountered Paul, so I will encounter Daniel. He will be changed, will take hold, and will study My word, learning and enabling others to know My ways more fully; or do you think you are the only one I can do that to?

- September 17, 2000 (FRI)

Concerning Spritual Gifts...

Concerning spiritual gifts, I give the gift of tongues to teach about the gift of prophesy; and indeed, to teach about all the gifts of the Spirit.

As the fruit of the Spirit is not all different but, instead, one and all of the same Spirit, so My gifts are not all different but all of My Holy Spirit, functioning similarly.

As my people learn how to move in the gift of tongues, so they can apply that same knowledge to prophesy. As they become comfortable speaking forth what their minds do not comprehend, so they can become comfortable with speaking forth what their minds can understand.

Many wonder, and I hear them, "What good is this silly gift of speaking syllables I do not comprehend?" But I do not just instruct the mind with thoughts, I instruct with actions, meaningful actions, and those who act will learn. This is "tapping" into My Spirit: not initially knowing why the actions are called for, just simply obeying, and then coming to know.

The minds of many are corrupted so they can not think straight. But for those who respond to My Spirit and My word and do, their minds are being straightened out like a water hose is untwisted, opened up, and unkinked. They can then become channels. This is not your doing, but mine. You can not open them up; indeed, I can't always open them up either, but I do have the process. You are to simply present the word I give you and teach as I allow. I will show you how far, they are fragile and too much pressure would rupture them. I know the right about of pressure. You are to listen to the spirit and be gentle.

Your labor is unto Me and I will show you where and when. You will not be in a quandary or falter, instead, there will be a twinge of assurance, of an "AMEN" when I am ready. In the meantime, worship Me, study My word, teach unto me in your heart, pack it away like you do things in your house. Yes, even that trait in you is to be applied to God's word. Pack it, save it, truly there will be a time when you will put it out and it will bless God's people.

September 17, 2000 (FRI)

Rejoice, I am neither in a hurry nor tardy.

Rejoice, My son, for the LORD thy God is a mighty God. There is, truly, nothing impossible for Me. Bow before, praise and trust, sing, jump to Me, nothing will harm you, there is nothing to fear. Every terror must bow the knee to Me. I send it to the ungodly to move them to Me just as the hunting lions roar to drive the prey to their young.

I have seen your love, your prayers, your desire. Rejoice, I say, in Me. Why will you be nervous about whether you can hear from Me? Am I not the One who made not only the ears but the heart to perceive? I will not let you move in the wrong direction without speaking to you. Your desire to hear is good and a thing to be desired: it keeps you learning, movable, clean.

Don't' give up or give over to despair or apathy, all time is Mine and the world is Mine, I am in no hurry but neither am I tardy.

September 17, 2000 (FRI)