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Posted: 2007-07-31 17:25:36
God’s Call to Come Up Higher by David Nelson 8-21-07
(Articles by other authors to follow)
I had a dream about a year ago that was very strong and I thought about it for weeks as being from the Lord. But it was so “different” that I did not even share it with my wife, thinking it probably was just for me (between me and the Lord). Then about 3 weeks ago a lady named Hollie Moody wrote about a prophetic vision she had that was very much the same as my dream. So I thought, maybe this is for everyone?
In the last few days two writings have come to my attention from Rick Joyner and a man named Mitt Jeffords. So, what I am about to write comes from all of these sources above plus a man of God from
First, let me share the dream I had a year ago. I will try and paint the picture I saw and how I felt. There was a very tall pole, like the kind a diver would dive from at a circus into a small pool of water. The pole in my dream had no pool of water at the bottom and instead of a platform for diving at the top it had a seat to sit in. This pole was very high (looked kind of scary to climb), and it looked kind of rusty and old (like it had been around for a long time, maybe past generations had climbed it and used it), and once you were seated at the top there was a small platform under you so that no one could see you (yet I could see people walking below me). I was so high up, and I had some fear of falling, though the Lord assured me that I was safe, strapped in, even if I should fall asleep, I was OK, and that I was free to leave whenever I wanted. I also noticed that there were other poles spaced far enough apart to be secluded available for other people who chose to climb their own pole. Now I was at the bottom of the pole again and the Lord said, “Do you want to be alone with Me, to know Me and what I am thinking? It is a place of total one-sightedness, seeing and being with Me, total dedication to knowing Me. It is a place where I have you and you have Me, but it is for you to choose to go there and stay there as you choose. Also, this is a place where I will show you people and how you can help them.”
I have thought about that place where I could live close to the Lord and yet continue in my daily work, chores and relationships with the people I rub shoulders with every day. I have wanted to live in that place and go there again and again, and stay as long as I could. I have wanted to go there in my spirit and have this as my mindset, this is where I really want to live. But it is kind of scary to get there and kind of scary to stay there unless I could learn or the Lord could teach me to be comfortable there.
Here is where the butterfly and cocoon idea comes in (from Rick Joyner) and the vision by Mitt Jeffords (The Steel Mill), and the revelation by the man from
The process that is going on in the cocoon as the Lord is forming our wings and painting the colors in minute detail is explained to some extent in Mitt Jeffords vision (The Steel Mill). How can we change ourselves? Maybe we have tried so hard and we seem to fall short again and again. Yes, we should want to cooperate with the Lord in this process of becoming Holy as He is Holy and becoming righteous and pure in character as He is. Mitt Jeffords shares that the Lord wants every detail of our lives to be put into His hands. Our cooperation is to humbly give up each area of our lives as He shows us and corrects us, and keep giving up each thing to Him till He completes the work in us. How can we change, how can we obey even His slightest promptings? He is the author and finisher of the work He is doing if we will be in the cocoon and if we will offer up every detail for Him to finish His work. He wants to change some big flaws in us that we may or may not see, and we seem to have little or no power to change. There may be small flaws we do not see that He wants to change also. Lord, please point these things out to us and give us a stronger and stronger desire to change into what You want. “I am at work in you both to desire and to do my good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:13) Please do this verse in me Lord, please help me to long for this with my whole heart.
Each one of us may have visions in our own hearts and dreams we dream for ourselves, and one day we hope what He has put into our hearts will come to pass and will be exactly the same as the visions and dreams He has always had for us. And just like it took time and some pain and confinement for Joseph (in the Bible) to reach the fulfillment of his dreams, but because they were given by God they did surely come to pass. It is the same with each of us. Will we go up to a place where we are the Lord’s completely and He is our goal and desire alone (the seat on the high pole)? Will we know that we must wrap ourselves up with the Lord in a cocoon to be wanting and available for the changes and the beauty He wants for us? (Actually He is calling to each one even now and has been, to come, come to that place). What wonderful things He has planned for each of us.
DAY Of The WATCHMEN - RETURN Of The NEPHILIM
-by Hollie L Moody. -(I5 Jan 2006)
Luke 17:26— “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be
also in the days of the Son of man.”
In a vision, I was standing in a group of people. We were laughing and talking together. I sensed that the Lord was standing next to me. “Child,” I heard the Lord say to, me, “what are you doing here?”
I was surprised by the Lord’s question. “I am visiting with my
friends,” I replied.
“This is not what I have called you unto,” the Lord said to me.
“Why are you not up in the tower where I have called you to be?”
I saw that the Lord had turned from the group of people, and was pointing upwards. I looked up to where the Lord was pointing, and saw a very high tower.
“Because it’s lonely in the tower,” I said to the Lord.
“Return to where I have stationed you,” the Lord commanded me.
I slowly began to climb my way back up into the high tower. When
I arrived back into the tower, I saw that the entire tower was open
on all sides and that I was able to look out easily into all directions.
I looked down and saw that the Lord was walking in and out of the crowds of people spread out below me. At intervals, He would stop and speak quietly to certain people. These people would then also separate themselves from the crowds and make their way to where the Lord would point for them to be.
I saw that some of the people were positioned on rooftops, Some
were positioned on walls that ran around the perimeter of the city. Others were in groups of twos and were walking around the city together. Still others were also up in high lowers such as the one I was in.
I then sensed the Lord’s return next to me.
“Why am I here. Lord?” I asked
“To keep watch,” the Lord replied.
So. I watched. For quite some time, I continued to watch. Yet, I saw nothing.
I noticed that the Lord was going from watchman to watchman, speaking to them. I saw that some of them had fallen asleep on their watch, and that the Lord appeared quite displeased by this.
(Isaiah 56:10, “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”
Suddenly, I saw something bright falling from the heavens.(The rest of this vision is available upon request).
August 13, 2007
"THE GREAT METAMORPHOSIS--BEING TRANSFORMED AS WE SOAR ABOVE OUR TRIALS"
"There is no greater freedom than knowing we are in the will of God."
The Church is the Lord's Body, and what He does, He will do through His Church. If we want to be a part of what God is doing, it is fundamental that we find our part in His body and begin functioning in it.
We must also acknowledge that there are many ways in which the contemporary Church reflects the ways and organizations of this world more than the
Metamorphosis of the Church and Our Mindsets
Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through in the cocoon where it enters as a worm and leaves a beautiful butterfly. The Greek word that is the root of this word "metamorphosis" is the word translated "transformed" in Romans 12:2:
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
A caterpillar is a worm that crawls along the earth, conforming to all of the contours of the earth, but a butterfly soars above the earth. This is the transformation that is needed in us, and as it is specifically stated in this verse, the transformation must take place in our minds by the renewing.
Our minds have what are called "mindsets." A mindset is the setting of our mind so that when a word is spoken, we form a certain, definite impression. For example, when the word "Church" is stated, many have a very definite impression of it. For most of us, the Church is in its caterpillar state—the worm that is still conformed to this world. However, that mindset is about to be changed and renewed. Those who see prophetically already see the Church differently. She is about to become a very Heavenly creature, and those who are still looking for her crawling along the ground may miss her as she soars by overhead.
Metamorphosis requires going into a cocoon, which is very confining. Even after the transformation has taken place, the cocoon is very hard to break out of. In fact, breaking out of the cocoon is often the greatest struggle a butterfly will ever go through. (from www.elijahlist.com).
VISION of the STEEL MILL
I AM; I Am a consuming fire. I desire to baptize you with my fire. I
What kind of person will have revival? (Wang Ming Dao, spiritual leader in
Born at the turn of the century, Wang Ming Dao was
Wang was the genuine article. While his official church counterpart, Bishop Ding, was mysteriously protected during the Cultural Revolution, Wang spent those years in prison in solitary confinement. Finally released in 1980, his steadfast faith during 23 years of imprisonment inspired millions of Chinese Christians.
For Wang, revival could only come upon those who knew that walking the way of Christ would be hard, requiring courage, determination and sacrifice. During a visit, I quizzed him on his prison experience. “I will probably never be put in jail like you, so how can your faith have any impact on mine?”
He replied by asking me a series of questions: “When you go back home, how many books do you have to read this coming month? How many letters to write, people to see, sermons to preach?”
Then he stopped and said, “You need to build yourself a cell. When I was put in jail, I was devastated. I was an evangelist. I wanted to hold crusades all over
“But I had no Bible, no pulpit, no audience, no pen and paper. I could do nothing. Nothing except get to know God. And for 20 years, that was the greatest relationship I have ever known.”
His parting advice was, “I was pushed into a cell, but you will have to push yourself into one. Simplify your life, so you have time to know God.” For him, the absolute requirement is to go at a “walking pace,” slowing down, stilling yourself enough to commune properly with God.
Revival can only come to those who make room for God.
Posted: 2007-07-31 14:02:14
Two articles by Jan Grace titled “The Anointed Body” and “Unity” with comments by David Nelson following (8-5-07)
"The Anointed Body" by Jan Grace (May 13,2007)
Notice that God thinks unity is good and pleasant. He had David write that it is a prerequisite for the Anointing. The High Priest, Aaron, would be dressed in the priestly clothes prepared to minister for the people and before the Lord. He would be drenched with holy anointing oil that would flow from his head and cover his whole being.
"Unity" by Jan Grace
Greetings, (Tuesday Feb. 13, 2007)
I must share a letter Phyllis and I (Jan and Phyllis Grace) received from a good friend (Julie). I believe the message is very timely and true to the heart of Father God. May each of us take to heart this word and let Father move us into the place of perfect obedience. All Heaven stands ready...
We want to know what the Lord is thinking and what is in His heart. This is a time when He will show us His heart for those who seek Him. Unity and Love among His people are at the center of the Lord’s heart. The two articles above by Jan Grace have prompted me to write the following.
I believe it is true that God is calling His saints to a personal walk with Him that is and will require much death to self. He is not so concerned that we “enjoy” this journey (if we have volunteered ourselves), or that we necessarily accomplish great things to be seen by men on route, but this one thing, that we learn to love Him, to enjoy being with Him, He will bring us into this intimate relationship to learn His love as never before and our destiny that we were created for this deeper relationship. To bring about this growing friendship with the Lord like Enoch, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, or Paul had, it will take some real changes in us, but it is what He wants now with each of us and that this is for our time.
What we learn from Him, insights, more about His character, more about love for others, revelations, what our specific gifts are, more what our place in the Body is, how we will fit together with others in His plans, and the depths of relationship with Him, all these things are very exciting. Then we will find that others have been going through the same process and are learning some of the very same things that we are. And if we connect with others as the Lord leads we will learn many other things that we need to know from other parts of the Body.
The Lord also sees the unity of His people as good and pleasant to His heart (Psalm 133:1) and this unity will be good and pleasant to our hearts too. Of course we seek and value the anointing of the Lord upon our personal lives. But unity among the brethren leads to an anointing upon the whole Body (every member of the Body, no matter how insignificant their part seems to be to us). The Head (Jesus) is anointed with anointing oil as on the priest Aaron (Psalm 133:1), and it runs down the beard on to the collar of his robes (shoulders arms and torso), then it also goes down to the skirts of His robe (legs and feet). The whole Body will be anointed when every part is working properly and walking in the unity of the Spirit (see the letter by Julie above).
Also, the great dew of a great and large mountain like Hermon will fall on the smaller hills (or mountains) of
The Lord will command this blessing wherever His heart is being revealed and is being embraced and cherished by His waiting people.
Posted: 2007-07-31 11:51:21
There is a great lack of love in the Church. People pretend they care about each other but the truth is when others are “out of sight, (they are) out of mind.” We don’t really care if others are close to God, love God, hear from God (unless we can use them to get “spiritual information” for our own advancement). Once we leave the church building or meeting place though we strongly pretend that we do care, do we really care if others live or die? Will we go to their funerals because we love them so much or because it is the expected social thing to do? If we will really be honest and admit the truth, we have walls between us that cause us to fear one another, be jealous and envious of one another, think negatively of other’s motives and actions, we are suspicious and skeptical of others, we don’t trust others, we don’t care if they are praising or loving God, and we don’t care if they are getting blessed. We don’t care what happens to them when they leave the church building or house meeting. Perfect love casts out (all) fear of one another. If we fear we have not yet been perfected in love. We fear when we are afraid to speak, pray, prophecy, share our hearts. We are not transparent, vulnerable, guileless, because we want to protect ourselves, we don’t want to be hurt by others. So we guard out hearts, we will not give our hearts to others (lest our hearts be broken by them). So, we wear masks and pretend, and say many words to others that we don’t really mean, even though we may have good intentions of following through, but because real love is not there we let our words, promises, and “love” fade with time. Hence, the phrase, “out of sight, out of mind.” If people were really in our hearts, “Absence would make the heart (and love) grow fonder and deeper.” We do not love each other as Jesus loved us, and we do not love each other (and we are not united in heart) as the Father loves the Son (and as they are one) (Jn. 13:34 and 17:26). The true, agape love (the Father’s heart) will have to come back into the true leaders (Mal. 4:6, the hearts of the fathers (true leaders and physical fathers) will turn to the children (the Church people and physical children). The leaders will then have true love and true hearts for the children of the Church and will persistently and methodically teach the Church true love. Or maybe it will be intercessors, or the least of the brethren, or anyone who will sit at the Lord’s feet and will learn of this love from God. And they will live it and teach it also. As wickedness increases and love decreases (grows colder) fear also increases. Fear of one another. People will be easily offended at what others do to them (or what they imagine others are doing to them) and so they will betray one another, talk behind one another’s backs, and allow wedges to be driven between themselves and others. (Friends, relatives, husbands and wives, parents and children, church splits, even divisions between Christians who at one time had very close relationships).
The true Church, Remnant or Bride will be characterized by: agape (unconditional) love for each other and all people, sweetness of spirit, humility, transparency, acting without guile or pretense, openness, honesty, keeping their word, forbearing and forgiving of the faults and offenses of others, they will have generosity, hospitality, kindred spirits for the things of God, a sincere hunger for the things of God, desiring purity and holiness in their daily walks, welcoming strangers, befriending the lonely, unlovely, and those unwanted by others, kindness, gentleness, giving people the benefit of the doubt again and again and again, they will believe the best, hope for the best and endure all things done and said against them, they will not wish bad for anyone but will bless everyone, they will have oneness of heart with those who love God, never speaking negative about others, they will be lowly, teachable, tenderhearted, loyal friends (through all ups and downs), available, approachable, not in a hurry, easy to please, uncomplaining, fair, not a respecter of persons (favoring one over another), showing no partiality to rich or poor (popular or unpopular).
If you took a spiritual sewing needle with spiritual thread attached and pushed it through my heart and then took that same needle and put it through your heart and then put it through another person’s heart standing near us and pretty soon the Lord had about five or more people’s hearts tied together, then the Lord pulled on the needle and all the slack was taken out of the thread and he pulled our hearts and us together, this is what the Lord wants. And he wants to strengthen our ties, our relationships, and the knitting of our hearts. He wants all walls between our hearts to crumble and fall, he wants us to be honest and transparent with each other, with no guile or games or pretense. He wants no masks, no pretended love or saying we are “brothers and sisters” but really our blood relationships mean more to us than our spiritual relationships.
Yes, the Lord loves it when each one of us is close to him on an individual level. He loves it when we worship him corporately and each of us becomes lost in him and in his ecstasy, but you know what he is longing for more than anything, not only individual love for him to grow deeper and deeper but our love for each other to grow deeper and deeper. Sometimes we are so selfish when we come to a church meeting or a big, spiritually hot conference with the best, most anointed speakers in the world and we want to learn something new or get a new revelation, and we want to be touched and we want a prophetic word for our lives and we want to fall on the ground in an ecstasy with the Lord, but then we get up, leave the room, go back to our private rooms not having interacted or really caring if others were touched or how close we were to them or how much deeper our love for them went. Jesus commanded and desired that we would love each other (Jn. 13:34), not with a shallow, superficial love but with the same love that he had for us. That is a big and deep love. “That you would love one another as I (Jesus) have loved you.” But the Church is in trouble in this area. There is not this kind of love in our Church services or in our daily lives. There are walls between us and the people we meet (even Christians). Yes, there are plenty of hugs and kisses and beautiful words but it is not the love that Jesus had for us. It also says in John, chapter 17 that as the Father is in the Son and the Son is in the Father that as they are one and united so we should be one with each other. It says in the last verse (vs 26) that as the Father loves the Son, that love should be in us for each other. (As the Father loves the Son?!) That we should be one or united is mentioned all through chapter 17 but love is only mentioned once in this chapter, only in verse 26. Both in John 13 and John 17 the love and the oneness and the unity and the closeness of our brother and sister relationships are to show the world that we are of God. But the world doesn’t see this love because we are not close enough to the Lord to have that kind of love birthed in us as yet (see the book, “Leaving Earth’s Gravity” for how to get close to God so that we can get this kind of love). (Also, see the book “Without Love We are Nothing.” Also, see the Lord and see His Word, and ask him to guide you).
Here is what is going to happen. As you get closer and closer to the Lord he will transform your heart, and he will give you His love for others as never before (his heart and yearnings), and your heart will be enlarged and expanded to receive people and love them deeply. Then, get ready to enter the fellowship of his sufferings. Why sufferings? Because now you will enter his sufferings, the one who loves us so much and we do not love Him as He deserves or desires, the lover of our souls that longs and yearns over us for a deep relationship and we go day after day and even year after year in our shallow desire of Him. He is a wounded lover who longs for deep intimacy from every one of his children and even every person on the earth but his heart is broken as we don’t have the capacity to love him as he loves us. And so, as he changes us to love him and love others with a new fervor we will learn that others don’t understand our love and don’t have the same capacity to love us as we love them.
In the 100+ prophecies from 1999-2003, the Lord has spoken about our love for one another and how our relationships with one another need to go deeper. The following 8 prophecies will help you understand how the Lord wants our hearts to be knit: (all prophecies available upon request)
01-22-99 In defense of the “Flaky”
03-11-99 The Kind and Lowly
03-26-99 Behold you God I
06-06-00 I Want You all to be One
07-23-01 Behold your God II
08-06-01 Revival of Love (pgs 3-5)
08-22-01 Friendship and CovenantSo, here we are with a deep love for others that God has created in us, welcoming them into our hearts but feeling still rejected. Well, you have entered in and now will live in the fellowship of his sufferings, for all that you are feeling and experiencing is what God has felt from the beginning of man’s creation till now for everyone. You will be greatly anointed of the Lord when you have this kind of love and keep growing deeper in it. But this is God’s way, it is what the world needs to see, God never meant for us to be a bunch of separate, happy, people close to him only, but He loves it when we are all close to Him and to each other. It is his highest and best goal that we would be one, big, happy family together. This will require a supernatural change and transformation in your life, to love all people with the deep love of the Lord, but he wants this, and will form it in you and in his Church, and the world will see the glory of the Lord on us and many will be drawn to Him. Let us embrace our Lord and His love and learn this kind of love from Him and let us learn to welcome and embrace everyone, the good and the bad, the lovely and the unlovely, the beautiful and the ugly, as the “Church of the Open Arms.” This is the Lord’s desire and plan for his Bride and for the
In Col. 2:1, 2 Paul says, “That all of our hearts (even ones I haven’t met face to face as yet) might be knit together in love….” In I Chron. 12:17, 18 it says that David went out to meet the men who came to join with him, as an army of defense against Saul as David hid in the caves. And David said to them, “If you have come with “good intent” unto me to help me, my heart shall be knit unto you but if you have come to betray me the Lord will see it and rebuke you.” They answered him (by the Spirit), “We are yours, David, we are on your side, peace, peace be to you, and peace be to your helpers; for your God helps you.”
The Apostle Paul had such a love for the churches and each individual of the church that his heart was enlarged as even the heart of God. He had a very loving heart like the heart of the Father. He said in II Cor. 7:3, “You (Corinthian church) are (nested) in our hearts (and you will remain there) whether we live or die, we will be together.” In II Cor. 6:11-13 (Amplified version) Paul says of the (Corinthian church), “Our heart is expanded wide (for you). There is no lack of room for you in (our hearts) but you lack room in your own hearts (affections) (for us). “As a fair exchange, do this for me—I speak as to children, open wide your hearts also (to us).” In I Thess. 2:8 it says, “So, being affectionately desirous of you we were willing to impart to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, for you have become so very dear to us.”
There is here a picture of giving someone your heart, even if you think they might break your heart, you give your heart to someone, by opening your heart up and having them come into your heart, to love them. On the other side, they may not accept you into their heart, which means you are loving them, you have become vulnerable to be hurt by them, and you are taking a risk that they might not love you in return. This is the heart of the Father in heaven. To love with a great love, to long for a close, intimate relationship with us and yet for us to love him in return with a shallow love that has not the capacity yet to love Him in return with the love that He loves us. When we begin to have our hearts transformed to love others with the love that he has, our hearts will be broken too, for people will not love us back with the love that we love and hence we will walk in the fellowship of the Father’s sufferings, when we love others as He does. This is how Paul loved the Corinthian church and even others that he had never met. This is why he longed to see the faces of people that he had not been with for some time, he longed to see their faces and fellowship with them again. He missed them. Absence from them made his heart grow fonder and he missed them more as time passed.Let me conclude this booklet with these verses from I John which sum up the key nature of our love for one another, as this is a word from the Lord. Almost every chapter of I John talks about love toward one another. I John 2:10 says, “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light.” I John 3:10, “If you love not your brother you are not of God.” I John 3:14, “We know we have passed from death to life because we love the brethren. If you do not love, you abide in death.” I John 4:7, “Let us love one another, for love is of God, everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.” I John 4:12, “No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is perfected in us.” I John 4:16, “God is love, he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” I John 4:17, “Herein is our love made perfect,…because as he is, so are we in this world (loving others and loving Him). I John 4:20, “If you say, I love God, but you don’t love your brother who you can see, how can you love God whom you have not seen.”
We Are Surrounded By A Host Of Heroes Of The Faith Who Stand With Us And Who Agree With Us by David Nelson
Posted: 2007-07-25 19:47:55
Doesn’t it sound good to have a lot of people around you who believe in what you are doing? You may not see these people clearly now because what you are doing is not popular or understood by most people.
Over the last 10 years or so I have met people or received letters or read books or short writings by lots of people that if I mentioned their names you probably would not know. I have also read things by people whose names are known, some who lived hundreds of years ago and some who are contemporary writers and teachers (for a list of some of the more well known writers and teachers we have appreciated see our web-site under “About Us.”).
We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses who are encouraging us on our path on which the Lord is leading us. I very much believe that many of the things the Lord has been speaking prophetically in the last 10 years are radical and not popular with many. But if we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches for our time we will know in our hearts what the Lord is calling His Church to.
Recently, the Lord was encouraging me to read Hebrews 11 and 12. He showed me that the heroes of the faith in the Bible may not have been very “successful” in their own eyes or in the eyes of their contemporaries. Often what they did while they were alive did not seem to be appreciated. Never the less, they were called HEROES of the faith. Whether you see the great host of heroes all around you or not, there are those who agree with you and who are urging you on in what you believe and in what you are doing. They ARE all around you. Have you not already been encouraged by various people who have put into words exactly the same things that you have been hearing from the Lord? Let’s look at some examples from Hebrews 11of heroes and how they were much like us in relation to the work we are doing for the Lord today.
In Hebrews chapter 11, Abel died before he had a full life to accomplish more for the Lord, but verse 4 says that even he being dead, what he did is still speaking. (Just like Stephen in the New Testament being martyred as a young man, the savor of his life is still speaking). Enoch is not noted for doing anything in particular but he was honored by God in an extraordinary way by being translated from earth to heaven (not tasting death) and all that was said of him is, “He pleased God.” Noah was not understood by his generation and what he was asked to do I’m sure was looked upon as a “crazy venture” (building a huge ark and then putting animals on it). Only eight people stepped on to the ark with him and they were all relatives and family. Noah was warned about things to come that could not yet be seen or understood. Abraham was promised a lot of things from God. He went out from his comfortable life to a life of uncertainty, living in tents, promises, not knowing where he was going and he had little to show for it when he died (except he believed everything God told him). He had Isaac and a grandson of promise named Jacob (but not as yet did he have the promises fulfilled of descendants as the stars of heaven or as the sands of the sea shore or owning the land he walked on). But he was looking for a city that had foundations (not like the world around him), whose architect and builder was God himself. All these heroes of the faith died in faith, not having received the promises, but seeing them afar off, and being persuaded that what they saw was right, and they embraced what they heard from the Lord, and confessed that they were strangers to this world and pilgrims in it. (Hebrews 11:13) For those who speak as they did are declaring plainly that they seek a country. Not wanting the country they are coming out of, for I’m sure they could return to their old ways if they chose to. But now, they desire a better country, that is a heavenly country. And God is not ashamed of these people, He is proud to be called their God (even though they may not be accounted as much by the world now). And God is preparing for them a city.
In Hebrews 11:22 it says that Joseph did not consider Egypt his heritage but spoke at the end of his life of his people going back to the land of Israel and that they were to bring his bones there also. In verse 25 Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than side with the pleasures and glory of
So, here we are today. I am glad to see what the Lord wants for His Church today more clearly than ever before, and I have tasted some of the rich blessings that He has ahead for us as I am sure you have too. I have been encouraged by the life of Jean Guyon of France (who lived 300 years ago) as well as by many living today who live in various places whose names may only be known by a few. Because I regard God as the one who gives the grades and fills out our report cards, He is the one who knows who are the least and who are the greatest in His eyes. I savor every letter and writing and book that the Lord has helped me get my hands on that encourages me in saying the same things I feel God has been saying to my heart. And so, I am surrounded by a great host of heroes and heroines of faith (Hebrews 12:1) that stand with me (and you) and who agree with me (and you) to help urge me (us) on in the path on which He is leading each one of us. Bless you and thank you for your encouragement to me. Even when we don’t know each other we are kindred brethren whose hearts are being knit by God. What a great spiritual temple and house He is creating for His glory in His people!
Posted: 2007-07-25 19:24:28
The State of the Church (Part I) written by Gloria Moore (
We are living in the days of Noah, Genesis 6:5,7. People are too busy to build the ark Matthew 24:37, 38 and 39. Many can't hear instructions on how to build the ark Genesis 6:14-16. Of course the ark represents the presence of GOD. The presence of GOD is the true ark which is the only protection from the demonic onslaughts in this last day. We are living in a time of great deception and seduction 1 Timothy 4:1-3, Luke 17:20-37 and Matthew 24:4-28. The greatest seduction is in the church 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12. We are living in the time of the great falling away. Because we have vexed the Holy Spirit and opened the door to Jezebel not only to be comfortable but to control the ministry and kill the prophets. The rise of Jezebel correlates to the rise of the spirit Elijah. God said in the last days HE would come in the spirit of Elijah Malachi 4:5,6. As the spirit of Elijah rises up the spirit of Jezebel rises up opposing him. Yet God has no left himself without a witness: there is a remnant that is left 1 Kings 19:18. This is a time of direct confrontation with the ambassadors of hell 1 Kings 18:19-38. The only rebuke to the
She also seduces those who are innocent and don't have the spiritual discernment to know who she is and then disciples them. She operates by using the law against you, 1 Kings 21:10-13. She sets traps and conspires for you to fall. She strategizes on how to stone you to death with thoughts of confusion ( the people at
Comments by David Nelson: Gloria Moore has been a friend of ours for some years now. She is just now beginning to set forth some of the prophetic writings the Lord has given her. We want to encourage her and you with these as she sends them to us. Just a few thoughts about the above word: We are living as in the days of Noah, the ark can represent the presence of God and other things, a great deception is
The State of the Church, Part II by Gloria Moore
Why do I say we are living in the days of Noah? Because the wickedness of today is as rampant as it was in the days of Noah. People are too busy to hear God's voice. Saints are too busy to hear God's voice. Church leadership is too busy to hear God's voice. Remember the ark was built by specific instructions from specific material. You can't build what God wants the way HE wants it if you don't hear the instructions. Secondly, it had never rained prior to the flood. Therefore, faith is required to build something that no one on earth has seen before or had a purpose for previously. Of course the presence of God has always had a purpose. In these last days God is looking for those who have ears to hear what the Spirit has to say to the church. As they follow His instructions "When the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. God is preparing a remnant (Noah and his family) for the end-time outpouring of His presence. He is simultaneously preparing them against the attacks of the enemy. As multitudes are swept away by the floodwaters of the forces of darkness, God's presence will buoy His people to safety: the ark. Unlike in the days of Noah God has given us grace and wants us to rescue as many people as possible and bring them into the family of God. But in correlation to the days of Noah only a remnant will escape destruction. In similitude in the days of Elijah there was a remnant who had not bowed the knee to Baal. today we are still halting between two opinions or three or four. Jezebel had her prophets then, she has her prophets now. The problem is the majority of the church doesn't have enough discernment to differentiate between the two. Because Jezebel wears a facade, spiritual discernment is vital to defeating her. Her job is to get you to commit physical and spiritual adultery. If she succeeds Baal is your bed partner. Jezebel worships Baal. Baal was called the husband God. If you don't pray enough or obey enough you will automatically bow the knee to Baal. You won't be fortified sufficiently to withstand the attacks of Jezebel. That's why in the Old Testament only the eunuchs could overthrow Jezebel. Those who would not compromise at the promise of a mate or anything else. Only those who are consecrated to the service of the King, the Bridegroom, can overthrow Jezebel. Only those who are intimate with the Bridegroom , the Bride of Christ will overthrow Jezebel. Whatever the Spirit of Elijah does the spirit of Jezebel does the opposite. One of the strategies of Jezebel is to break up families and turn the heart of the fathers away from the children. Her goal is that the children spiritual and biological have no protection, no provision and no wisdom. The father is to protect, provide and give wisdom to the children. In the last days God said I will come in the spirit of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers. Malachi 4:6 Jezebel prostitutes the children for her own gain. Isn't that what the church has been doing? Ezekiel 22:24-29. Jezebel's influence on children is very important. In Revelation 2: 23, the Holy Spirit says HE will kill her children with death. Which means it really provokes the wrath of God to use kill and death in the same sentence in reference to one person.
I will finish next time. (To be continued…)
Posted: 2007-07-25 18:49:13
Posted: 2007-07-25 18:39:00
Comments by David Nelson 7-24-07 following the article by Rick Joyner titled
“I just had TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL VISIONS IN YEARS (about the kingdom and the Church)”
Comments by David Nelson:
1st paragraph: What was in the Lord’s heart before creation and what the main desire of His heart is now. It is the love He has for His Bride, the Church.
*(Please note, I (David Nelson) have not been teaching “kingdom” teachings. I have not been following what has been taught on this subject. It is not that I agree or disagree with any, some, or all of what is being taught. I just have not been following these teachings and do not say whether there is danger or good, I am not warning or exhorting in this area of teaching. It seems that Rick Joyner has made a shift in priority from “kingdom” to the Bride, not that “kingdom” for him is negated but just takes “2nd place.” The ministry we have (
2nd paragraph: The Lord’s love for the Bride far supersedes His love for creation. It is now more important than ever to see the Church (Bride) made ready for Him.
3rd paragraph: The most important thing is that the Bride needs to have so much love and passion for God that she loves to be close to Him more than anything else. The motive for the Bride’s desire to change and be made ready is a pure love for the Lord, not ambition to accomplish, be seen, or be recognized. Fulfilling our earthly purpose should be important to us and it is important to the Lord but being with Him, knowing Him, and seeing Him pales compared to our work or our purpose.
4th paragraph: To comprehend Him better and to grow even the slightest in our relationship with Him is the main thing which will transform our lives the most. So, to see Him more clearly will move us closer to the stature we are called to. This anointing is what I (Rick Joyner) am praying for above anything else—I want an anointing that points to Him and that I and others in the Bride are consumed with a desire for Him. We cannot impart this unless we have this love for God (to some extent). Loving God is our first and highest calling. The one who loves Him the most will attain a greater anointing and will go higher in his/her calling.
7th paragraph: The
8th paragraph: The kingdom will not come to earth until the Bride is ready. Therefore, the most effective thing we can do to help bring the kingdom is to help the Church become what she has been called to be. She is called to sit with Him in the heavens and to be more at home with Him there than she is here.
10th paragraph: There is now and will be a bonding together into the true fellowship of the saints that transcends location. (Not meaning that we should not have local gatherings, of course we should and must). This heavenly family that will result will grow until our spiritual bonding transcends the closest human family. We are not “there” at this time but it is the Lord’s goal (Jesus prayed for it in John chapter 17).
11th paragraph: God has created a yearning in every true Christian’s heart for this bonding in the eternal family of God because it is the destiny we were created for.
12th paragraph: The Lord’s own prayers and prophecies for the unity and the perfection of His Bride must take place before the age can end. (The rapture could come but we still look for the Lord’s prayers for unity to be fulfilled and answered in His time).
13th paragraph: When those who have been awakened to see more clearly more of the Lord’s goals and desires for His Church they will begin to gather together with others more. And the Lord will be more in the midst of them than ever, and she (the Bride) will fall more in love with Him than she is with herself. Yes, ultimate community will begin to be experienced but it will take 2nd place to the main goal, everyone getting closer to the Lord. He is an even greater desire of the human heart than community but we will need community to get even closer (than we can by ourselves).
14th paragraph: When we “gather” it is like the parts of a car coming together to accomplish something greater than we can apart. A horn may blow by itself, one tire can roll by itself, an engine can make a fan blow, but when all the parts are put together a car can accomplish much more than the parts by themselves.
17th paragraph: The Bride is the greatest desire of God’s heart, and pleasing Him should be the greatest desire of our hearts, therefore we must help the Church get ready for Him. This in fact is the main way we can help prepare the way for Him and build a highway for Him to come to us.
Posted: 2007-07-10 11:47:08
The following writings by Sharon Luzzi are “a garden” to walk through with the Lord. They are also a call from the Lord to walk even closer to Him than we do now. Some will notice certain “flowers” and smell certain fragrances, others will notice other flowers and smell different fragrances. What struck you or touched your heart? After you read these writings titled “Love Letters I and II,” I would like to make a few comments to share what I appreciated about these words of encouragement from the Lord--David Nelson
“Love Letters” Part I by Sharon Luzzi
I don’t know what to ask
Your people need and don’t know how to ask or what to ask
What do we ask?
Father, I need your wisdom
I need your eyes to see
I need your ears to hear
I need your heart to know
I need you..
I need your love to melt the nations
I need your love to seek your peace
I need your peace
I need your heart to see the way you do…….
I need your heart to feed the nations………
I need your heart to love
I need YOU……..
I need your voice to proclaim the truth
I need your eyes to see the future
I need your ears to hear the pain
I need your feet to crush my enemies……..
I need your heart to know you….
I need your songs to break the atmosphere
I need your songs to soothe my soul…
I need your heart to fill my lungs with your presence
I need your heart to feed your people
I need your spirit to make my way
I need your spirit to fill in the blanks
I need your spirit to see your ways
I need you in every special way
Posted: 2007-07-10 11:38:01
“Love Letters” Part II by Sharon Luzzi
Come sit with me
Do not tarry over there any longer
Come here, come closer
Do not delay in coming here
Come sit with me
Come sit with me
Come now, with me
Come delight with me
Come be with me
Do not second-guess, come sit with me
Come know me
Come hear me
Come see me
Come watch with me….
Come look into the long distance with me
Come gaze with me
Come love with me
Come sit and create with me
Come sit and sing with me
Come sing to me
Come inhabit the praises
Come be intimate with me
Come be sanctified
Come be mine
Come acknowledge me as King
KING OF YOUR LIFE
Come my sons and daughters come be with me
For I am madly in love with you………..
For these are the times I wait for
These are the days I wait for
Come let me stroke your hair
Let me stroke your head
Come let me comfort you
Come be mine
I have waited for a time like this
Come I am waiting for you
I want to spend time with you
Come there is no better time than now
Come let me be frank and honest, I want to spend time with you
Come let me spend time with you
Come let the door of your heart open to me
I am knocking on the door of your heart
Come open the gates of your heart
Come let me open the gates of your heart
I want to come in and sup with you
Come let me heal the wounds
Come let me speed up the recovery time
Come let me cut away the deadness
Come let me cut out the gangrene
Come let me repair the wholes left by battle
Come let me in to restore your heart from stone to flesh
Come let me pour in love to displace the fear
Come let me tear down the walls that keep me out
Come let me prepare your heart
Come let me make a way for you to come out of the darkness
Come let me pour my liquid gold love into those areas that just can’t seem to be healed
Come let me pour in the fragrance that only I can bestow
Come let me rain the fresh rain into your thirsty spirit
Come let me fill you up with quenchable love
Come let me enter in those places that no one can enter
Come let me fill up the gaps that let things seep out
Come let me fill up the places that are rough and forbidding
Come let me into the smallest place that no one can see
Come let me into the scary places that you do not want anyone to know about
Things in the past, things in the now
Things you aren’t sure how they got there
Things of the obvious
Things deep in your heart that no one else knows
Things that are in abundance things that are not
Things in that are in the forefront of your heart
Things that are in hiding
Things that are in the cracks and crevices
Things in your heart that are longing
Things in your heart that are missing
Things that are nonchalant and casual
Things in your heart that have meaning
Let me fill the places that are bland
Let me fill the places that are old and dead
Places that are bound
Places that are dying
Places that need renewing
Places that need restoration
Places that are absent of me
Places that are unsure
Places that are unsteady
Places that need reassuring
Places that are out of tune
Places that are in tune
Places that are dry
Places that are jagged
Places that are not full of me
Places that need intimacy
Places that need jars full of clay
Places that are unwitting
Places of somberness
Places of destitude
Places of being surrounded
Places in your heart that you need me
Places that are long forgotten
Places that need surrender
Places that are aching
Places that need honor
Places that are harmed
Places that are harmful
Places that are acid
Places that need neutralizing
Places that have unfavorable conditions
Places that need new life
Places of observation
Places of destruction
Places in your heart that are under reconstruction
Places of unfavorable conditions
Places of condemnation
Places of insurrection
Places of disobedience
Places in harms way
Places needing boundaries
Places that abound
Places that are longing for me
Places only in your heart only I can see
Only places I know about
Places of unsurity, unknowing, unbelief and instability
Places of insecurity
Places of wandering
Places in the limelight
Places of your contemporaries
Places of not knowing, not knowing me, not knowing what to do
Places of needing help but not wanting to ask
Places only known to me
Places of many faces
Places of continuing pain
Thoughts of horror
Thoughts of fear
Come let me pour in my love
Let me pour in my everlasting love
Love beyond measure
Love beyond depth or width
Love that is unconditional
Love above all else
Love that is faithful
Love that emits light
Love that is boundaries
Love that is bountiful
Love that never ends
Love that is all things
Love that can’t react but respond
Love that is sensitive and kind
Love that hears
Hears the heart
Love that can’t be measured by the world’s standards
Love that is witty and light
Love without restrictions or ties
Love that says “can”
Love outstanding above all else
Love celebrated not fabricated
Love in action
Love motivated by the heart of hearts
The King of Kings
Love understanding and can function
Love captivating and empowering
Love with fire and passion
Love to supercede all human ideas
Love with no walls
Love without prejudice
Love not arranged or predisposed
Love that is open
Love that is healing
Love that is gracious
Love that is disarming
Love that is a hot flame
A burning flame laced with passion
A burning flame that is not reduced to favoritism
Love that spans all people
Love that spans all nations
Love that is full and fulfilling
Love that does not require
Love that does not expect back
Love that is full of expectancy
Love that gives hope and promise
Love that is to be trusted
Love that is committed and sure
Love that is honorable
Love that can see thru all things
Love that is surefooted
Love that is not ceremonious
Love that is simple and simplicity
Love that can’t be denied or swept under the carpet
Love of my making
Love in my name
Love for many
Love to die for
It was died for
It was given freely
Posted: 2007-07-10 11:27:30
Comments concerning what struck me and touched my heart in “Love Letters I and II” by Sharon Luzzi (comments by David Nelson):
Sometimes I don’t know what I need or even how to ask the Lord for help, I just say “help,” and show me what to do and how to pray. I don’t know how or what to ask for (or what I need). I don’t know how or what to pray.
Only His love and heart created and restored and given into our lives will melt the nations and will give us the desire to feed the nations.
Lord use my tongue to speak what you want to say, let me see the future with you, see long distances with you, and watch with you through your eyes. Let me feel the pain you feel (Lord) with ears to hear the pain. May I crush your enemies with your feet (moving through me).
If I could sing your songs the atmosphere would break for you to be released to many others, and your songs will sooth and comfort my soul and spirit.
Not only do you call us to sit at your feet to show us and teach us and instruct us in your things, but you say sit with me, come closer, even just come and be with me. Why do you delay? Don’t delay, come now, don’t second guess. Come watch with me (see what I see), come look into the long distance with me. We can create things together, don’t sing to me only but sing with me. I wait for you to come and be with me. I like to spend time with you and I hope you will enjoy spending time with me. Why not now? There is no better time than now.
You have wounds and unhealed sores that I want to heal. There are walls you don’t even know about that keep you from more intimacy with me and I want to tear them down if you will give me the OK. I want to tear down what is keeping me out. I will pour in healing love and ointment into all areas that just can’t seem to be healed. There are things deep in your heart that no one else knows and even you (David) cannot see these things clearly. There are longings in your heart that are so deep and do not ever go away, and you have waited so long for their fulfillment, and you are still waiting.
You do not realize how nonchalant and casual and unworried I am about your life. And yet I am diligent and I surely will fulfill your dreams, desires, plans, goals, wants, more than you could ever imagine.
If anything in you is out of tune, I can tune it up to play beautifully. I will teach you to play beautiful songs too. We can sing a duet or play a duet together also.
I will show which little crevices of your life need surrender, I will in time ease the aching parts, I will honor in time the things I am proud of in you. Many things will need to be honored and it will all be accomplished at the right time.
There are places in you heart that only I can see, places of not knowing, not knowing me, not knowing what to do. There are places that need help but either you are not wanting to ask or not knowing how to ask. I see all these places known only to me. I see all the places of continuing pain.
I want to pour my love into your life. Do not measure love by the world’s standards. It supersedes all human ideas. It has no walls. It will disarm you. It is heavy and a fervent fire. It is witty and light. It is to be celebrated. It is not pretend but very real. It has always been. It is initiated and motivated by the heart of hearts, the King of Kings. It is broad over all people. It does not stop or need to receive back. It will give you hope and promise. It is love that can be trusted because it is committed and sure. It sees through all things. It is simple and simplicity. It is for many and for all. It is over you, under you, and a ring of fire all around you and in your heart.