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An Encouraging Word for the end of Summer-2007 by David Nelson (plus comments on two articles)

Posted: 2007-09-10 20:23:49

An Encouraging Word for the end of Summer-2007  by David Nelson   (9-8-07)      (Also some comments on the two articles “Everything is Upside Down” letter to Marc White and “An Underworld Conspiracy” by Annie Schisler)

Here are some thoughts for my brothers and sisters for the end of the Summer of 2007. We will be changed to be like the world if we take in too much worldly influence and don’t reject it from our minds and spirits. What is important to the world, in general, should not be our priorities. But the Lord will show us everything that He deems important and what He specifically wants each of us to concern ourselves with each day. What is important? What is important to the Lord? We must see what is important to Him: (1) People are important to Him and (2) spending time getting to know the Lord, and being with Him. Can we help someone, can we have a growing connection or relationship with others getting to know them so that we can help them, or so that they can help us? Open, trusting relationships can be good, where people can be open with each other and more transparent with each other (less guile, pretense, games, and masks).

We may have “10 things” that we want to do each day that we feel are important. We may spend time watching TV (hopefully we are learning something the Lord wants us to know), doing errands, finishing items on our “to do” list, but we may only be “dabbling” in the things that the Lord deems more important. We should spend time with the Lord each day. We may need to ask Him to increase our awareness of and more time spent in “His important things” and to decrease our time in “lesser things.” You might call these “lesser things” children’s toys. (see I Cor. 13:11) As we rise up closer to the Lord we leave “the toys.” Look at each person that you meet or see or have opportunity to connect with as chances to win them closer to the Lord. But we must be closer to Him ourselves to have a good effect on others. So, let’s be closer to the Lord, think of Him, thank Him for things that are good in our lives, spend time waiting on Him and watching with Him. A watchman’s job is just to look and listen. What do you hear? What do you see? Watch with the Lord. He will show you things as you desire to hear and see things from Him.

Actually, if you want to be a prophetic voice for Him (would that all God’s people were prophets (Num. 11:29)) just be a witness of what you see and hear from Him. That’s what I want, to see and hear something from Him and then declare it, being a witness of what I have seen and heard (like you would testify in a court room as a witness of what you have seen and heard). It says in the Word that there are brethren around us who have the testimony of Jesus (what He shows us and what He has done for us), and the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev. 19:10) That’s what Jesus did, what He saw and heard from the Father that’s what He did and spoke.

In Annie Schisler’s article “An Underworld Conspiracy” the evil that is infiltrating the world is a great darkness. In Isaiah 60:2 it says “a great darkness will cover the earth and the people.” This darkness can also infiltrate into us as Christians if we go along with the current of the world, accepting their values, and what is important to them becomes what is important to us. But if we fight this darkness, rejecting each attempt to suck us in, or if we will throw off every worldly weight that besets us or that constantly weighs us down, or is slowing us down, then we will keep His light shining in our hearts and spirits and we will keep the right priorities in our relationship with the Lord intact and growing. Also, we must have a desire to help others know Him, and we should want to have a flow of grace going out to others. To do this we must have love for others (this will be created in us more and more by God) and we must seek to have more connections with others to touch their hearts and draw them into the Lord’s circle. 

The “surrendered ones” or “reigning ones” Annie Schisler speaks of are to have “an anointing” to touch others. We will be light in a great darkness and at times we may not even know the great effects we are having. But we must continually run to our source, the one who completely understands all relationships, and we must keep ourselves right with the Lord, close to Him, ever running to Him. He wants us to keep close to Him. He will orchestrate circumstances to push us to Him, He is our Shepherd, to keep us in the right Pasteur, and not straying too far off. We must value very highly a close walk with the Lord, keep it, tend to it, longing to create a closer tie with Him.

He wants us “by His side.” Show us every day, Lord, how to get by your side, and to stay by your side. This is your great purpose, Lord, let us tune our ears to hear how to do this every day. Let us hear, let us come, call us, Lord, please don’t give up on us! May we hear the call each day, make progress each day, and be “anointed ones” to draw others to you also.

Heaven or Hell--It's not too late--True Stories!

Posted: 2007-09-02 11:21:02


Attending a conference at a hotel.  Had a good night's sleep.  Woke up in the morning with severe pain--thought it was heartburn.  Had it checked at ER.  Found out it was a heart attack.  Bypass surgery ensued.  No time to think.

Driving down the street.  Following the speed limit.  Without warning, a car turns right in front of you.  A crash ensues.  No time to think.

It's not too late, make a decision for Christ! 
You will be headed towards heaven instead of hell!
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"My Child" by Joyce C. Lock

Posted: 2007-08-30 16:21:27


BY:Joyce C. Lock

Each time you come to me in prayer,
I rejoice to hear the sound of your voice.""
Whenever you think on my name,
My heart doeth abundantly rejoice.

As oft as your heart bows to worship,
I hear a most wondrous melody.
It's as if all of heaven and earth
Are in a most perfect harmony.

When circumstance disallows
You from the busyness of life,
Come share that time with Me.
It's with you I want to abide.

Poetry by Amanda Lynn Crooms

Posted: 2007-08-25 19:28:20

'Twas My GOD
BY:Amanda Lynn Crooms

T'was my GOD that made the august sky and to look upon this marvelous work with my unworthy eyes is so wonderfully great because I know my God makes no mistakes.
He has cast me even unto my mother's womb and made me a promise that he'll be back soon!
T'was my God, and yours too, who made the august sky and he was sent down to earth live and then, but once, to die.
He knows your heart and every thought that goes on in your brain and no matter how difficult the storm you go through his loving hand will always sustain.
I shall say it once more and continue to sing my praise unto the LORD, who by his wondrous grace, saved my soul from a terrible place.
And then from bondage set me free from the cuffs of sin that once held me.
I shall sing forevermore the song that in my heart he's stored.
There is none melody such as this that calls my LORD a bliss, that rings up through my heart and soul and keeps them from becoming cold.
There is none such GOD as mine, almighty, great, and powerful, for t'was my GOD, and your GOD too, who made the august sky.

Summertime 2007!

Posted: 2007-08-22 23:00:00

It's summertime here in the USA!  Hope everyone is having a chance to relax a bit, be with family and friends, perhaps see some of God's beautiful creation. 

The earth is the Lord's and all its fullness,

The world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters. 
Psalm 24: 1-2

Prophetic Ministry News-November 2007

Posted: 2007-08-22 16:20:27

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Excerpts from an article by Al Thomas (additional thoughts by David Nelson)

Posted: 2007-08-09 14:31:18

Excerpts from an article by Al Thomas titled, “I AM GOING TO RESURRECT MINISTRIES THAT HAVE GONE DORMANT”  (with some additional thoughts by David Nelson in parentheses, 7-24-07) 


If your vision is from Me (the Lord) it will rise (just like the seed that germinates in its time). 

I (the Lord) may have put your vision or dream on hold, and no matter what you have tried, nothing seems to work (little or no fruit). It may be that your vision was more important than Me (and you had to come to know Me 1st). The vision (ministry) may have been given more attention than I was. (Now I call you to pay more attention to Me). No matter how glorious your vision (your goals or ministry) is, it cannot be bigger than Me…the One who gave it. You are coming into the place of knowing you don’t need ministry to be fulfilled in your heart. You need Me.

You will learn my ways and my timing that is not the same as yours. Only when I say go, do you move out. My instructions may be heard when you are still before Me. You are learning that it is a mistake to “do” for Me before have “heard” from Me. I go at what some call a slower pace, yes, I can move suddenly too, but I am moving at the pace of Love. My speed is designed to allow you to slow down and fellowship with Me.  

You are learning that all growth comes from Me. You are to water as I direct (I Cor. 3:6-7) and do the things I show you. But my life and growth and new birth come from above (from Me).

Your greatest joy will not be ministry but relationship with Me. An army is about to be raised up with this great truth reverberating in their spirit: “I love the Lord more than I love to minister.” (Another way to put this is: I choose 1st to love the Lord, whatever ministry doors He opens to me I welcome any way that I can serve Him and His people. Could I be satisfied with Him alone if nothing ever opens again? May He be pleased with my obedience to this point, and may I always to be ready to obey as He leads. May He also be pleased with my fellowship with Him to this point and lead me ever closer to Himself. May my fellowship with His people increase more and more as it pleases Him, that we might mutually encourage one another).

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (or be late, but it will come at the perfect time in My plans). Habakkuk 2:3

Al Thomas, Celebrating His Life Ministries, Email:

Elijah List Publications, 310 2nd Ave. SE, Albany, OR 97321,, Phone: 1-541-926-3250

Prophetic Ministry News- August 2007

Posted: 2007-08-04 11:38:33


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NEW CHRISTIANS-Basics of Discipleship-True Repentence-Part 2-by David Nelson

Posted: 2007-08-01 19:58:02


Scripture verses referenced in this study:

Colossians 3:5-12, 1:28
Romans 12:2
Galatians 4:11-19,3:1-5,19
Ephesians 4
Hebrews 12:5, 7, 9, 11, 14
II Corinthians 6:14, 7:1

In Col. 3: 5-12, it says to put off or put to death what is earthly in you.  We should put off earthly things and put on spiritual things and become more spiritual.  This is a continuing repentance.  Rom 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Don’t be conformed to the world.  Don’t become like the world.  The path of the world, the path of flesh that will bring death.  The path of the Spirit, sowing to the Spirit, will bring life.  Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Don’t be conformed to the world.  Don’t be tempted to go the world’s way but be transformed.  Be changed.  As your mind is being renewed; as God shows you things, put off the old and put on the new and you will become more mature in God.  This is continuing repentance. 

God’s goal for us, is to come to more and more maturity.  God’s goal for us is to come into the fullness of Christ.  In Col. 1:28 it says, “Jesus, we proclaim.  We warn every man and we teach every man in all wisdom.”  Christianity is not just to warn someone to accept Jesus and get saved.  Yes, that is part of it; we should warn them that they need to be saved.  But then, it says, “teaching every man in all wisdom an ongoing repentance—not just the initial repentance in turning to Christ, but the ongoing is that we are being taught that every man who comes to Christ may be taught in all wisdom—that we may present every man mature in Christ.  That is what it says and that is what Paul’s goal was, that people might come to maturity, that they might bear fruit, that they might become more like Christ.  This takes a continuing walk; continuing to see the path of life, and then to move out of whatever is earthly in us.  To put off what is earthly is sometimes painful and to repent and to move into what God has, so that we can progress.  Paul’s goal was that we might present every man mature in Christ.  He says, “For this I toil, striving with all the energy which He mightily inspires within me.”  In Gal. 4:11-19, Paul says, “My goal for you Galatian Christians…I’m afraid I have labored over you in vain”—that I have labored over you to present you mature in Christ, and now you are veering down the wrong path.  He was saying to the Galatians, REPENT, come back on to the right path.  Yes, they might have been correct in many areas of their life, but he says you are going down this wrong path.  In Gal. 3:1-5, he is saying, “Oh, foolish Galatians, you are going down the wrong path.”  You are letting these false teachers bewitch you and deceive you.  He says, “You started in the Spirit and, now, are you ending in the flesh?”  Something is going wrong here—you’ve got to repent.  He says, “Have I labored over you in vain?”  Then he says in verse 19, “My little children, with whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you.”  Paul was in travail to birth Christians; not just to birth little babies, but he was in travail until people would come to maturity in Christ.  He says, “I am again in travail with you until Christ be formed in you.”  Not that they become Christians, but until you become more and more like Christ, I have to continue to birth you individually and corporately towards the fullness of Christ.  That is what it says in Eph. 4 that the gifts of the Spirit were given to the Body, that we might be built up in the faith, built up into the Body of Christ, that we might all attain to unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.  This was Paul’s goal and this is God’s goal, that there be maturity; that we come to find fullness in Christ.  The only way that we come to fullness in Christ is by a walk of true repentance, a walk where we continue to go down the path.  God is trying to birth us into new areas of strength and new dimensions of spirituality, and new plateaus of closeness to Him.  He wants to move us and press us on to the upward path, the path that leads to life, to greater and greater maturity.  THAT is true repentance. 

One of the important things that God is trying to teach us, is that many times in our life we are holding onto things that are toys.  When we were children, we loved toys.  We played with toys.  We loved to get toys at Christmas.  Do you remember ever coming down on Christmas morning or on Christmas Eve, whenever you open presents and opening a whole bunch of toys.  How would you like to get a whole bunch of toys this Christmas for yourself?  No, you wouldn’t want them for yourself because you are beyond toys right now.  God, as we go down this path of life, is teaching us to let go of toys as we grow up.  Wherever we are in our Christian walk, he is leading us on to become more mature and more holy.  Whatever we are holding on to that is a toy, as we grow up and as God helps us to grow up it is sometimes painful to let go.  There are growing pains.  It is not easy, sometimes, to let go of the past and to go on.  But God doesn’t want things to control us.  God wants us under Him and under his kingship. 

Let’s look at Heb. 12.  It will give us some good thoughts about repentance and this continuing walk.  In Heb 12:5 it says, “Have you forgotten the exhortation which addresses you as sons.  My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord....”  If you were a child and you had to learn to grow up, there has to be some discipline.  This is NOT right what you are doing, this is child’s stuff that you are doing; this is playing in the street or eating too much candy.  “Oh, I WANT my candy.  Oh, I WANT to play in the street.  Oh, I WANT to touch that expensive vase.”  No, you can’t touch that.  No, you can’t play in the streets in front of the cars.  No, you can’t eat candy all day long, it is not good for you.  Oh, I WANT……and it is painful.  “Do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord.”  Take seriously His discipline.  Don’t lose courage when you are punished by Him.  Don’t lose courage when He is correcting you or he makes you see that you fall flat on your face or that you don’t really know the way.  The Lord disciplines him whom He loves.  He chastises every son whom He receives.  So, if you are chastised, or you feel discipline, or you feel his correction, you are blessed, because He loves you.  He is trying to correct you and get you going on the right way.  Verse 7, “It is for discipline that you have to endure.  God is treating you as sons.  For what son is there that his father does not discipline.”  God is going to discipline us.  He wants us to grow up.  “If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.”  People who claim to be Christians, who don’t know anything of the discipline of the Lord, they don’t know anything of suffering under God’s discipline or being punished by God, or being chastised by Him, or being corrected by Him—which is not a pleasant thing, have deceived themselves, for all sons must be corrected.  In verse 11 it says, “For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant.”  It is not pleasant as the Lord is correcting you and making you grow and stretching you into new areas, but, later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.   People who claim to be Christian who don’t know what it means to be chastised by the Lord, who don’t know what it means to be corrected by the Lord, who don’t know what it means to be lead by the Lord and changed by him, and birthed into growth areas and new plateaus of closeness to the Lord, if you don’t know that, you are an illegitimate son, not really a son at all.  Only those who are trained by his discipline will yield the peaceful fruit of righteousness.  We have to listen to God.  Sometimes, we don’t listen to Him and we suffer for it, but when we do we get changed.  So, it says here, verse 9, “Besides, we have had earthly fathers to discipline us, we respected them.  Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of Spirits, and live.  For they disciplined us for a short time at their pleasure.”  We grew out of their discipline and went off on our own into the world and grew up, got married, or did whatever.  They disciplined us for a short time.  But God disciplines us for our good that we may share His holiness.  God is making us more holy as He changes us.  For the moment, all discipline seems painful but as we are trained by it, as we yield to it, as we move into new areas and grow and repent and change and have to turn from our old ways into His new ways, we will become more holy.  In verse 14 it says, “Strive for peace with all men and strive for holiness, without which no one will see God.”  You have got to become more holy or you will not see God.  You have got to share his holiness.  He is disciplining us for our good that we may share His holiness.  We have got to bear the fruits of righteousness and be trained by his discipline.  God loves us and he is working on us and he is not through with us.  This is a process that we are going through.

“Without holiness, no one will see God.”  It says, he who is not exercised or trained by his discipline is an illegitimate son and not a real son.  A verse in Rom. 8 says, “Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.”  We have to be led by the Spirit.  We have to have a relationship with Christ.  We have to know Christ and let Him speak to us and change us and mold us.  No, we are not perfect.  No, we don’t always obey Him, but we know that we are being changed.  We know that we are becoming more like Him.  We know that we are being stretched and because of that training we know that we are not illegitimate sons—we are true sons and daughters of God.  Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.  We must be led by the Spirit and have a relationship with Christ and that is the continuing repentance.  In II Cor 6, verse 14, it says, “Do not be mismated with unbelievers.  For what partnership have righteousness or iniquity?  What fellowship has light with darkness?  What accord has Christ with Belial?  What has a believer in common with an unbeliever?”  We have been changed to such a degree that the closer we are to God, the more we want to have fellowship with God and the more we want to have fellowship with those who love God and have fellowship God.  It is just like a natural longing.  What do we have in common with a unbeliever?  Yes, we both have two legs and two eyes and we both love to eat food and we both love to talk about the weather—but this is human, this is not the spiritual part.  The spiritual part longs to be with people who love God and who can fellowship in God and who, themselves, fellowship with the Lord and because they do they can fellowship with you.  This is what we long for.  We are like a fish in spiritual water.  Sometimes when we talk to unbelievers it is like being tossed on dry land.  How can we fellowship in the Spirit?  But as we live in the Spirit, we can be that shining light, even to the unbelievers; where they will know when they are with you that they have been with someone that is with Christ.  II Cor. 6 goes on to say, “What agreement has the temple of God with idols, for we are the temple of the Living God.  As God said, I will live in them and move among them.  I will be their God and they shall be my people.”  This is the relationship.  I will live in them and move among them and I will show them the path of live.  They shall be My people.  I will be their king, their God, and their leader.  “Therefore, come out from them and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean, and I will welcome you and I will be a father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters.”  This does not mean don’t be with unbelievers but don’t be comfortable with them and learn their ways.  We don’t fit anymore in this world.  God is saying that we have got to let go of the worldly toys.  We have got to let go of the world.  We have to be separate.  We have to touch nothing unclean.  We have to come out and be holy and come out from what is worldly.  This is a stretching, growing up like a child, process.  The Lord will show you the way.  He will discipline us.  The fruits of righteousness will come forth.  You see what it says here, “Be separate, come out.”  Put off the earthly.  Put on the heavenly.  Put on the spiritual.  Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.  Chapter 7:1---this is just a continuation of his thought.  He says, “Since we have these premises, Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and Spirit and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.” 

Word for submission, sent to us by Sharon Luzzi

Posted: 2007-08-01 11:21:04

Word for submission, sent to us by Sharon Luzzi

Written June 2, 2007

My children much is coming

Much is coming

Come do not look to the left or to the right

You can no longer avert the disasters that are coming

Come many

They will come in a row one after another

Come one after another

You can no longer control outcomes by your might

You can no longer blame it on someone else

You can no longer delay judgment

You can no longer hold back my hand

You can no longer hold back my anger

My anger towards evil

My anger has now risen

You can no longer deny where we are in time

You can no longer pretend that you do not know

You can no longer pretend nothing is wrong

You can no longer avert my anger

You have cried out and cried out

Peace, peace where there is no peace

Peace, peace where there is only false peace

You know me not

I will no longer wink at sin

I will no longer stand by and watch evil go on

I will no longer watch evil stand as a standard

I will not allow disrespect and irreverence in my kingdom

I will no longer allow my house to be in ruins

I will no longer allow my house to be used as man’s agenda

I will no longer allow my pulpits be a whipping post

I will no longer allow my truth to be denied

I will no longer allow my house to be used as monetary gain

I will no longer allow my house to be a political forum

I will no longer allow my house be a place to hide,

A place to hide your sin

I will no longer allow my house to lie in ruins and my truth ignored

I will no longer allow my people to be used and abused

I will no longer allow my people to be kept in bondage

I will no longer allow my name to be taken in vain

I will no longer allow a divided heart

I will no longer allow darkness to be a standard

I will bring light into my land

Into my people

Into my churches

I will shine light into the darkness

There will be a great crying out on the land

You will not be able to comfort the cries without my Love

You will not escape my judgment

Judge yourselves lest you be judged

Come the darkness is getting darker

Hide yourself under my wings

Come, come to me.

Do not leave yourself uncovered

Much is coming that you can not control

Much is coming that is out of your control

Come do not be caught off guard

Do not be caught off guard

Come much is coming out of your control

Know me

Know my ways

You will not be able to exist living in this world with out knowing me

Come you can not do it by itself

You cannot be self sufficient in what is coming

Do not be alarmed but be prepared

Spend your time with me

Come know me

Come know my ways

Don’t delay in knowing me

Don’t delay in attaching yourself to me

And know not the ways of the world

Come you are in danger of leaning on your own understanding

Come walk this way

Do not go the way of the world

The path is narrow

The oath is narrow

My ways are not your ways

My ways are not your ways

Evil cannot stand in my sight

Come turn from doing evil

Come pattern yourselves after me

Pattern yourselves after me

Do not copy the world

Do not follow the world and its ways

Come out of her my people

Come out of Egypt you have been there far too long

You have been here far too long

Come, come ask for my direction

Come ask for my direction

Do not get lost because you did not ask for direction

Come follow me

Come follow me

Come follow me

Do not ignore my warning

Do not ignore my hand in your life

Do not ignore my presence in this land

Do not deny my hand in your life

Do not look back

Come forward

Look at me

Keep your eyes on me

Keep your eyes on me

Darkness and Light can’t exist together

For they have nothing in common

For I hate what is evil

I hate darkness

It cannot exist in the light

I did not create you to be evil

I created you to be righteous and walk in the light

Come out of darkness

Come out of darkness

Walk in the light

Walk in the light