Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Calm The Storm

Matthew 8:23-27
23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

My holy people; do not be surprised when storms arise as you follow Me. It happened with My disciples while I ministered on earth. It happens today with those that follow Me. Storms arise and as they do, it becomes an opportunity to trust Me fully.

Storms are also on the rise. Have you noticed that there are more storms as you follow Me closely? Storms arise and there is something you are to do when storms arise ... command them to cease.

You have been given authority over many things. You have been given authority to drive evil spirits out, to heal all manner of disease and weakness. You have also been given authority to command those things that oppose you to cease, to stop, and even to cast them into the midst of the sea. You, My holy people, have been given that authority. I have authorized you to command the storms to cease. Quit looking to Me, as the Discipiles did in this scripture. Quit looking to Me, as the one to command storms to cease. You, My holy people, have been given authority. Will you continue to follow Me or your religious ways?

I am looking for a people who will radically follow Me. When storms come, they command them to stop in My Name. When evil spirits are discovered, they drive them out. When disease and weakness are found, they heal. I have already authorized you to do these things. Why do you come running to Me? Why do you come running to Me, accusing Me of not caring? I have already done what was needed. Now, it is time for you to arise in what I have given you, to stand steady in your trust in Me and to command the storms to obey you.

I have promised to be with you. I have promised never to leave you nor forsake you. I have promised to be with you, even to the end of the age ... so don't mistrust Me now. Trust Me fully to empower you, to stand by you, to enforce the decrees and pronouncements that are born from a pure heart of trust in Me.

I am looking for such to radically follow Me. I am not looking for the fearful or for the disobedient, but I am looking for those that will really trust Me and do what they have already been told to do. Following Me is not difficult to understand. It is so simple a child can do it. The real question you must answer is this: am I following?

If you find that you are not really following Me, then repent ... return to the highest place in Me. Return with all your heart and I will restore all that the enemy has stolen from you. Really ... all of it.

It is time for many of you to repent ... to return to the place of trust and confidence in My Word. Allow My Word to really be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Don't follow religious clich├ęs and rhetoric. Instead, simply follow what My Word says, trusting Me to do what you could never do on your own. Then, you are really My disciples and you can calm any storms you face.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Many Changes, Do Not Fear!

For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.
Ezekiel 34:11

My holy people; do not be in despair, do not give up hope, for I am indeed your hope. Not just in heaven some day, but I am your real and living hope now, as well as in the future. I have promised never to leave you and never to forsake you. Therefore, I have heard your heart cries. For many have been under the yoke of hard task masters, not under the hand of My great grace. The shepherds in the land have largely done what is right in their own eyes, instead of following Me. Not only that, but because the shepherds have not done what is upon My Great Heart, My sheep have become prey. Every wild thing, every demonic power, every disease and curse and illness has swept through My House and it has become a place where people are hurt, not helped.

I have heard the heart cries. I have heard the cries of those who have kept their trust in Me. I have heard the deep heart cries that rise from broken hearts, those who have kept their eyes on Me and upon My Kingdom. I have heard and this is My answer. I am taking over!

Soon you will see many things begin to change in the Church. Many things are going to be changing, even are changing now. For those who have trusted in Me will not be humiliated. This is My promise to those that trust Me.

More accountability and more relationship are needed in My Church. Not just relationship with Me, but relationship with one another. My commands are simple: love Me and love people. I am going to teach My Church to love one another, in order for them to accurately demonstrate My love to the world around. Do not fear the changes, but embrace them. A great change is needed in order to bring about the healing I desire to pour out, that I desire to release.

You are in need of much healing. Your soul is in need of much healing. I am taking over and there will not be any way the shepherds can ignore or reword what I am doing in the midst. It is going to be obvious and it is going to be before all the world to see. What I will be doing shall accomplish this great soul healing that is needed. Those that are broken shall rejoice at what I am doing in the earth. Those that are contrite shall celebrate the day of visitation that is about to ensue. I am pouring out My Spirit on all flesh and this outpouring will involve a reformation of much that is observed by the world about the church.

Do not fear. Do not be troubled. I am working a great thing in My beautiful bride-to-be. I am placing a beautiful, clean white dress upon her. I am giving her clean shoes and a clean face. I am giveing her beautiful accessories that will enhance her beauty. Especially the broken and contrite hearts ... these shall shine brilliantly for Me.