The Plumb Line

Lessons of the Carpathia and The Coming Release of Glory!

 

Many years ago, I had a significant dream that has since stayed with me, as I have known that this dream was for a season in time reserved by God.  In the dream, I saw the proud Titanic ship heading out on its course. Directly in its path stood a giant white Rock, jutting upwards from the sea into the sky.  In the arrogance of its power, strength and majesty, the need for sufficient lifeboats was neglected as it was said that the Titanic could not sink.  The Titanic collided with the Rock and began to sink as many flailed about in the water desperate for help.  The Lord began to reveal many lessons from this incident. The Titanic represented the proud religion of the mainstream traditional Church, deceived by its own power and might into believing it could never fall. It did not understanding that it was accountable to Christ and was on a collision course with The Rock that is Christ, standing in His Holiness directly in its path, with which it would one day collide.

As Christians, we find ourselves in this present time facing and onslaught of demonic winds, blowing with increasing hurricane strength against the Word of God, righteousness and the principles of God—and those who stand for it. The mainstream church in this hour is precariously teetering on the edge of the cliff into secularism and hedonism, as it dangerously drifts from the foundation of the Word of God, wavering on the sure principles of God.

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:22-27

There is a clear line drawn by God between good and evil, sin and righteousness, Life and death. For Leaders delegated with the sacred trust of shepherding and protecting God’s people, there can be no grey areas, the Word of God is clear, if you are not on God’s side representing His Word and His Kingdom, you are actually working against Him!  God in His wisdom, mercy and longsuffering has not moved against the much iniquity, corruption and deception in the mainstream church over the years. I believe this has been partly to maintain Christianity’s reputation as a beacon of light set on a hill, as a hope for the world. However, I do believe when those that are called the church, choose to no longer maintain that Light, begins to emulate the world, drift into strange doctrines and gross darkness, it is headed for an encounter with The Rock.

“Anyone who isn’t with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn’t working with Me is actually working against Me.” Matthew 12:30 

When satan attempts to invade the Bride of Christ with satanic doctrines under the guise of ‘inclusion’ and ‘progressive ideology’ snatching young lives, stealing the futures of little children, and having the potential to destroy an entire generation—God will act, it is only a matter of time!  God waited four hundred years to the time when iniquity had reached its fullness, before He moved to take out His chosen people (Gen 15:13). When the leadership of God’s Church begins to cave under the pressure and onslaught of the world’s satanic agenda and begins to endorse and give its approval to such things as gay marriage, encouraging five-year-old children to embrace transgenderism (that the American College of Pediatricians has labeled child abuse), that church or denomination needs to beware as Jesus said:

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”  Matthew 18:6-7 

Unfortunately, these are the times we are living in! Some churches and large denominations are beginning to cave, falling into the traps of deception. However, out of the rubble of its collision with Christ, the Bride—the true Church will arise in Glory! IN THE TIME OF GROSS DARKNESS, THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD WILL BEGIN TO SHINE! Isaiah 60: 1-2 is a passage that is quoted a lot these days and one that most Christians know very well.   But a few questions do arise out of this passage with close examination, such as: Who is going to shine? Is it the mainstream Church as it is now stands? And what does it mean to shine? What is gross darkness?

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.”

This passage is actually an address to Israel, but it speak also to all true children of God. The season that we are now entering, marked by Rosh Hashanah 5778 and the blowing of Trumpets, will be a Day that demands that a courageous people arise, who fearlessly take a stand for Christ and hold to the Word of God—regardless of the cost! These are the ones spoken of in Daniel who know their God and do exploits in His name!  Amidst gross darkness covering the Earth they shine with the glory of God that rests upon them.  The Hebrew word for shine in this passage also mean to SET ON FIRE and the word for risen upon you means to irradiate and SHOOT FORTH BEAMS OF HIS GLORY.  The saints of God who will not compromise with the world’s standards, will arise as a Glorious Army set on fire with passion for their God, radiant with His Glory. They are SERVANTS of the Living God! Serving His purposes to establish His Dominion on Earth, carrying His Heart for the children and the lost. They will work closely with Him to gather His harvest and those floundering in despair in the waters of doubt and disillusionment, as the counterfeit ship of mainstream christianity begins to sink under the waves of its pride and deception.

The true Church of God is being made ready and prepared to save and rescue these precious ones. God loves the sinner and calls us to lay down our lives for them, not to endorse the sin! With the sinking of the Titanic there were not enough Life boats for the great number of people on board the ship; the Lord revealed to me that the Life boats represented local churches, house churches and small groups. These were saints prepared in advance, who had counted the cost, were willing to make sacrifices, were fashioned to scoop up the lost in arms of love, and nourish them back to Life with the water of His true Word. I was sharing my dream of the Titanic with a pastor friend who revealed that his grandmother and her family were on the RMS Carpathia—the ship prepared by God to rescue the people of the Titanic.  What He shared was astounding! This is his grandmother’s account:

On the night of April 15, 1912, those first-class passengers were invited to and enjoying the Captain’s banquet.  Fine food of the day, music and gaiety pervaded the banquet hall.  In the middle of the meal a message was delivered to the Captain at his table.  His countenance became serious and immediately he ordered the banquet to end and for all passengers to immediately return to their cabins and stay there.  No explanation was given for this. Obediently and without question, the Captain’s orders were followed.  All passengers, including grandmother’s family, were locked in their cabin.  Before long, all the lights on the ship went out.  Soon the cabin became extremely cold as the heat was turned off.  Only a thin wall of steel came between the family and the frigid North Atlantic.  Huddled together and wrapped in blankets, the family tried to stay warm and sleep in the darkness of their small locked cabin.  In the early hours of the morning, and before sunrise, the sound of the engines stopped.  Hours later, the crew unlocked the cabins for all the passengers and they were allowed to come up on deck.  Grandma remembered vividly crying and wailing as she had never heard before.  As she came on deck with her family she saw many people, mostly women and some children, all wrapped in blankets and wailing uncontrollably.  These were the 705 survivors from the lifeboats of the Titanic.  Another 1,523 souls perished in the frigid waters.  Suddenly the passengers of the Carpathia understood why the banquet and gaiety had stopped.  They understood why they endured the cold and the dark.  The wise Captain of the Carpathia realized that it was not a time for feasting but for rescue.  All hands were needed on deck and could not be distracted with other duties.  Steam from the boilers must be routed from electrical generators and heating plants so that every bit of power could go to the engines to propel the ship to the sight of the tragedy.  Souls were in peril.

Pastor Ricke Harris is now stationed in Guam with His wife Cathy: We could draw some parallels to our Christian life in all of this.  Which one of us would not want to stay at the Captain’s table and enjoy the banquet of the good things of God.  Yet, while many are content only to enjoy the feast, there are soul’s in peril. Flesh would rather only enjoy the banquet table rather than feel the heart of the Captain and man the lifeboats for the rescue.  The harvest is great, but the laborers are few.  Let us labor while it is yet day, for the night comes when no man can work.  Father, give us grace to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and enter the rescue.  The souls of men and women are in peril.

Revelation chapter 12 prophecies the birth a Man Child (KJV), the Greek word used in this passage depicts a mature son, not a baby. This Man Child represents the coming forth onto the world stage of a company of mature saints and leaders fashioned in fire in union with Christ, for such a time as this! The world is about to experience Isaiah 60 and the appearance of the Man Child is purposed to coincide with the need of this hour.  Yes, the world is experiencing, earthquakes, hurricanes, fire and floods but this is not related to the gross darkness of Isaiah 60.  Gross darkness is when the depravity of mankind is at its lowest, when the enemy has come in like a flood and the cup of iniquity is filling up to its fullness.  As the enemy attempts to do his best, then IT IS TIME TO LIFT UP OUR HEADS AND BEHOLD OUR KING, WHO WILL LIFT HIS SCEPTER, RAISE A STANDARD AND FLOOD THE EARTH WITH HIS GLORY THROUGH A PEOPLE OF GLORY!

“His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; All nations shall call Him blessed.  Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!  And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.”  Psalm 72:17-19 

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Word for 2017 – “Let God Arise and Let His Enemies Be Scattered.”

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When I sought the Lord for His word for 2017, He gave me Psalm 68 with an emphasis on verse 1: “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered…”  An unprecedented, momentous and extraordinary year is about to shift into full throttle with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  As the anointing to be President falls upon him, a REPRIEVE (see previous word) will begin, as God moves to restrain and push back the powers of darkness.  In this time, God will thrust a prepared people in the Body of Christ and in the secular world, into an hour of history prepared by God for a fresh Outpouring of His Life; this will come with a fresh release of Divine strategies and breakthroughs in innovation, medicine, technology, industry and for clean air and energy—deception will be exposed and hidden truth revealed!

Doors will open for many Christians who have known the call on their lives and have been perplexed by the wait to see its fulfillment. Many have not understood that the coming forth of their ministries was timed for the great REPRIEVE now coming on the Earth— a time set to offer the world an opportunity to recognize and receive the Living God—our King, Jesus Christ, and to gather in a great Harvest of souls as His reward.  For countless souls, this will be their last opportunity, hence an urgency for an army of harvesters—laid down lovers of God—to run the race of strength set before them.

As I contemplated the words, “Let God Arise,” the Lord began to highlight some points related to this Arising!   I sensed both His question and His answer of how does God arise! God showed me that He can ARISE spontaneously in the Earth, but more often than not He arises IN HIS PEOPLE!  God highlighted the need right now for His people to be preparing themselves for His Arising!  I recently had a demonic encounter in the middle of the night through which God began to address many issues to take note of in this new season.  The first was that as He moved to take His people to higher heights, with a greater measure of the Holy Spirit, the enemy would also increase his offensive!  However, He reminded me that this is the Year of Victory ordained by God and showed me that the roar of satan might be loud, as he intends to make a lot of noise and stir a lot of trouble, but that ultimately he is restrained and bound in his attempts to steal, kill and destroy!  Yes, there will be great battles but we have been given the VICTORY to accomplish the purposes and the will of God!  God says we are to stir up our faith to believe and the gifts given to us to accomplish our mandate! We are to fan into flames the passion He has deposited inside of us and begin to move out at His Command without fear!

This leads me to another point God was highlighting—the importance of moving out in obedience from a place of REST!  Over the past season, in His mercy and great love, but also as a lesson He wants us to take note of—generally, we have with great intentions, done much, but have seen little fruit in comparison to our great expectation. God has purposefully allowed us to work hard and to do our very best for Him, yet fall short of our intended goals—all this to bring us to the day where we will be willing to lay it all down, and to enter HIS REST with great faith in Him and His power and ability to accomplish His Will! Sometimes we work so very hard because of unbelief that God would actually do as He has said He would; and as Hebrews 3:19 says, “…they could not enter because of unbelief!” Hebrews 4:4 also speaks of the SEVENTH DAY when God rested from all His works. God is now saying to His people, “Rest in Me and let Me show you what I can do in and through you! We are to cease from striving and lay down our good and even excellent intentions and LET GOD ARISE!

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. May you blow them away like smoke– as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—His name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. When you, God, went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.  The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder. Even while you sleep among the sheep pens, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold.” When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon. Psalm 68:1-14

This appointed 7th day Sabbath of rest coincides with this Hebrew year 5777—a day of rest for the people of God when He will take over and arise to complete His Will!  In Hebrew, the number seven is Zayin and the ancient Hebrew symbol for this number has the appearance of a sword with a crown on its head. 5777 will be a year characterized by both—the clashing of swords and great battles, but also of Victory in His promise, “You crown the year with your goodness and your paths drip with abundance” (Ps. 65:11).

This will be a tremendous year for the United States of America that will affect all nations and all peoples for the better, if we so choose!  God is about to ARISE over the Land of America in extraordinary ways!  This year on August 21st the Great American Solar Eclipse will occur! This will be the first total eclipse in four decades and will be visible only over continental United States—it will be the first time in ninety-nine years an American Eclipse is visible from coast to coast.  The Eclipse will cross 10 States beginning in Oregon and ending in North Carolina, crossing a stretch of 70 miles; the next one will be in 7 years.  In a year characterized by a multitude of sevens, God is marking this incredible year of the Trump Presidency with the Great American Eclipse, where HE WILL ARISE within and through this nation to do great and marvellous things for All!

sunrise-from-space-hd-free-wallpapersThat they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me.  I am the LORD, and there is no other… Isaiah 45:6

So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19

Let us all—from every nation, continue in united prayer for the United States of America, for Donald Trump, all His administration and his Cabinet members. Pray that they will be protected, and the will of God be done in and through them for humanity!

Let us also continue to pray fervently for the peace of Jerusalem as God moves to re-establish Jerusalem—His Bride, as the Center of administrations on Earth, the Capital of the Kingdom of God, the place where He has chosen to position His Throne.

And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. Ezekiel 43:7

The Bible speaks of a time when Israel’s blindness to Christ and the plans of God would be removed from the Jewish people and they would begin to see!  The Obama administration’s decision to abstain from the U.N.’s resolution vote was satan’s last attempt to stop the new Trump administration from moving their embassy to Jerusalem—this abstention in the spirit had nothing to do with settlements—it’s all about preventing the movement of the people of God up to Jerusalem!

God has said that Jerusalem would become a heavy stone for all people, and that any who try to move it would be cut in pieces! (Zech. 12).  It is extremely disappointing that while 70 nations gathered to plot against Israel in Paris, the Pope was entertaining Mahmoud Abbas to establish the opening of their first embassy within Vatican City.  Donald Trump has declared that he will fight for Israel, and all God’s people must now make the decision also to fight for Israel.  The Church in every nation must rise up to make a stand for Israel and unite in prayer and intercession with increased discernment as to the will of God in this historic moment. Pray that the blindness begins to be removed over Israel as GOD ARISES OVER JERUSALEM HIS PEOPLE!

 

The Season of Completion!

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In the early 1990’s, God invaded my world with a series of encounters that radically changed the course of my life and moved me to leave my career to begin my journey with the Lord. This began a new season in my life fraught with trials, testing and loss, yet it has been a time also filled with much joy and discovering the love of God the Father. From those early years until this present day, the Lord has been opening up to me much revelation in regard to the many facets of the Headstone and the Headstone generation of Zechariah 4:7.   (Artwork by Anne Reid used with permission)

“Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.” Zechariah 4:7

After having informed me at the outset that He was returning, the Lord began to teach me about this generation living prior to His return, those who would partner and work with Him to chart the course of the incursion of His Presence into all spheres of influence—an invasion of His Mercy, Light and Glory!  Of course this movement would cause the powers of darkness to tremble, and would be greatly contested and resisted, as they attempt through chaos to hinder the approach of the Almighty, especially in Israel!  The training for this high call is therefore severe as this company will be called to stand resolute under the shalom of God, and not be shaken by very trying times!

This company of people who would rise up to be counted, is the Headstone generation—the completion stone, prepared for union with the Head Stone—Jesus Christ.  These were a people who would move boldly, fearlessly and with precision to make straight the paths of the Lord.

In the early 90’s, God moved in Toronto Canada and subsequently in the nations to awaken His Bride. I believe this move was chiefly intended to call out this revolution force—an army carrying the love of the Father who would become Agents of Change bringing transformation into all spheres of influence around the world. These men and women were those who would rise up to be His eyes, arms, hands and legs, through whom He would work to gather a great multitude of souls into the Kingdom of God.  This calling out began a season of trial, testing, teaching and equipping, purposed to enlarge the capacity of a people to contain Him in much greater measures than has been seen since the book of Acts, where the very shadow of Paul produced healing.

The Headstone or Capstone, as some Bible versions have translated it, is the final stone prepared by God to be set in place in His Temple or House, to bring it to completion in the times of the summing up of all things in Christ—the time when a mature Body will enter into an authentic union with Christ the Head.  Whatever God start He will finish! His word guarantees that He will complete what He has started!

“All Solomon’s work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid until its completion. So the temple of the LORD was finished.”  2Chronicles 8:16 

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 

I believe the Body of Christ is now approaching a long awaited season of completion and fullness!  New plans, new strategies, new innovation are about to be released on a grand scale to infiltrate all spheres of society—the love of God is about to be shed abroad through the hearts of an army of laid down lovers of God, who will lay down their lives sacrificially in love for the lost!

The word headstone in the Bible (KJV) is a combination of the two Hebrew words eben, meaning stone and roshah, the feminine form of the word rosh, meaning head. Roshah is used only once in scripture whereas rosh is used well over 500 times. I believe that God’s decision to use the feminine form in this one instance is a revelation of the Bride of Christ coming forth in completion to meet her Bridegroom; however, roshah also prophecies the release of a vast company of women as leaders and heralds into the harvest fields, who by their example depict passionate bridal love.

The Headstone united with Christ represents the Kingdom Ecclesia, the government of God, leadership, and a generation of overcomers rising up to take their place, who willingly say, here am I Lord, send me!  It represents the mature Man Child of Revelation 12:5 (JKV) who will rule the nations in union with Christ, brought into maturity in the time of completion—given birth for an unprecedented hour of history!

 “…And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.”  

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— ‘HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; THEY SHALL BE DASHED TO PIECES LIKE THE POTTER’S VESSELS’— as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star.” Revelation 2:28 

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I believe that the stone cut out of the mountain without hands in Daniel 2, that struck the image of the beast on its feet, and destroyed it, is the Headstone—the final stone raised up by God, shaped and fashioned by his hands alone as a stone of Kingdom authority—a stone conformed to the image of Christ that rules and reigns in union with Christ!

“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.” Dan 2:44-45 

I find it very interesting that as a Headstone company is entering a season of completion, that we are also approaching the Hebrew new year Rosh Hashanah 5777. In the Hebrew alphabet Zayin is the seventh letter with the equivalent numerical value; in classical Hebrew script it is constructed of a vav, representing a tent peg, having a large crown on its head. In the Bible the number seven represents completion, perfection and fullness. For the Headstone company who have come to the completion season in their preparation, this will be a triple crown year, crowned with the fullness of God! This will also be a significant year for Canada whose flag with the Maple leaf is designed with three distinct crowns. The triple crown represents the Trinity evidenced by the whole counsel and fullness of God.

“You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth. You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 

Major changes and shifts are on the horizon for the world and the Body of Christ corporately and in our personal circumstances.  I hear the Lord saying, Change is certain, Don’t resist the changes coming in your life!  This is a new day that requires boldness, courage and a willingness to step out and take Godly risks…rise up, overcome the fear, I will be right by your side!

 

Protocols of The Kingdom & Revival

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(I have included a Prayer for Personal Revival at the End of this Word)

In this time of great unrest, uncertainty and chaos in the earth, the Lord is raising up a great company of sons and daughters who exude His Peace and reflect His great Light, see: “Let there be Light!” The mandate given to this company is to: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God” (Is. 40:3).   Their job description is to see that: Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth (v. 4). As they accomplish this tremendous task they will receive the Glorious reward: “The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken” (v. 5).

As the Lord prepares to usher in a massive Awakening and to launch a vast company of saints into their divinely ordained destinies—some into the marketplace, some into the harvest fields and some to minister to His House—the enemies of our the Lord are attempting to derail this move by launching a campaign of confusion, to cause division in the ranks, miscommunication and offense in relationships.   This has always been Satan’s greatest tactic from ancient times, and many can testify, through experience, of the suffering it causes. However, recently, in this year of great expectation of the fulfillment of God’s promises, the enemy is attempting to sabotage divinely ordained destinies from coming forth. As I have been in prayer over this, the Lord revealed that the cause of much of the offense lies in a lack of adhering to the PROTOCOLS OF THE KINGDOM, coupled with unloving attitudes.

Protocols of the Kingdom govern rules of conduct and accepted behavior clearly laid out in the Word of God. According to Wikipedia’s definition protocol is: a rule which describes how an activity should be performed. They are often unwritten guidelines. Protocols specify the proper and generally accepted behavior in matters of state and diplomacy, such as showing appropriate respect to a head of state, ranking diplomats in chronological order of their accreditation at court. In any great kingdom or government, and most certainly in the Kingdom of God there is order and protocol to be observed in all relationships but most especially in observance with the leadership or elders appointed by God.

“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Some guidelines in relating to leadership:

  • Show honor to your leaders through love, kindness, listening to their advice and counsel with respect.
  • Love them in prayer, intercession and kindness, He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.” (Matt. 10:41)
  • Refrain from: criticism, judgment, gossip and slander of leaders God has appointed.
  • Be sensitive and give leaders their space as they are dealing with many people on many fronts and it can be overwhelming and tiring.
  • Try not to flood leaders with your revelations especially leaders that you do not have a relationship with. Trust God for your timing. Jesus went into the grave carrying the greatest revelation of all history—that He was the son of God and very God! If your revelation is from God, it cannot die; God will bring it forth in its time with far greater anointing and impact when you wait for His timing.
  • Do not be presumptuous in word or action; Luke 14:8 is a great scripture to meditate on:

 “When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

  • Resist the temptation or desire to correct leaders on their messages or their doctrine, especially if you are not in relationship with them. If you feel that a leader is in error, follow proper protocol and take it to the leader that you are accountable to—or better still, take it to God in prayer! Ultimately leaders are set in their position by God and they must answer to Him. He is most capable of correcting His servants if it is needed. In seeking Him first, God may just reveal a greater revelation of truth that you did not see.
  • To presumptuously begin to minister to others when visiting someone else’s ministry is outside of protocol—wait to be invited to minister by the leader or someone in charge.
  • God sets leaders in within boundary lines established by Him.   Within these regions they sit at the gates and are mandated with the authority to govern. There are spheres of authority in the kingdom of God and protocol related to those spheres. It is dishonoring and dangerous to attempt to move in kingdom authority outside of your own jurisdiction without honoring the leadership authority God has set in place in any given region. This will certainly open the door to demonic oppression.

Leaders with other leaders:

I personally find it very disheartening and discouraging when I see leaders in the Body of Christ that I honor, love and respect, criticize, judge and mock each other openly on the internet, in print or on YouTube. The Bible gives the protocol for dealing with all situations that may arise. When there are concerns, we should first go in private, then with others—the last resort is in public, and in that case it is done with dignity, and integrity—never to mock or put shame on anyone, but to always handle God’s servants in an honoring way. If it is of a prophetic concern or related to accuracy, I believe it grieves the heart of God when we publicly shame the sons and daughters that He loves, who are sincerely trying to be obedient to Him. Ultimately we reap what we sow—as we publicly criticize and attack each other the world looks on and mocks our hypocrisy and lack of love.

Leaders with the Saints of God

If we were to encourage and build-up one another publicly, and correct in love and honor privately, so much confusion, pain, offense and shame in the Body of Christ would be eliminated. When we speak the truth in love we will have a far more receptive audience and build long lasting relationships—I have found! I have learned the hard way that it is better to wait and take time to think things through prayerfully, and ask for counsel before I go rushing in with correction or with my opinions. We so easily forget that Jesus hung on a cross for the very people we are so angry and offended with—that He loves them passionately with everlasting love, and yet we handle them so carelessly.

castle-pixlWhen God first released me in the area of counseling I had a very vivid dream. I was walking on a narrow path up a very high hill. At the top of the hill was a great mansion like a castle. I was dressed like a servant, on my way to work in the mansion of a great King. The King took me to a very special room that contained his most priceless treasures! He handed me a cloth and instructed me to clean these valuables and then left. As I turned to begin my work, I saw a large sign on the wall that read ‘HANDLE WITH CARE.’  I knew the dream was a warning from God to handle His children, the treasures of His heart with great care!

As stated in Isaiah 40, the High places of pride, arrogance, cold love, presumption, desire for power, bossiness and control over others must come down. God knows the motivations of our heart! The low places of unbelief, fear, anxiety, despair and discouragement must be renounced and our thoughts raised up to a higher place. The crooked places crafted by religious spirits who love contention, argument and debate, breeding hatred and anger, must be straightened out with honor, preferring others, compassion and love—its best to choose not to engage with those of this spirit as there is never a peaceable outcome. And finally the rough places of angry and aggressive personalities must be smoothed out—unchristian ways and traits not representative of the Prince of Peace and the Kingdom of God. I am often shocked and surprised by the way Christians sometimes speak to others with such angry responses—presenting an angry and cold presentation of God and the Gospel that is supposed to be GOOD NEWS! 

It is important to remember that God doesn’t takes sides, He is His own side—one that is always founded on a higher way. When Joshua asked the Captain of the Hosts whose side He was on, theirs or their enemies, He answered, “neither”For God so loved THE WORLD! In disputes it is always important to ascend to the place of God’s heart to get His perspective. To be an ambassador representing the Kingdom it is important to always maintain an objective position in all circumstances, and not be hooked in through emotion. When we are caught in the situation emotionally we become a part of the problem, and we are not equipped to bring God’s solution.

There was a time early in my Christian walk where I was busy criticizing God’s leaders and God’s Church, even though I knew the scripture about not touching God’s anointed. Well the Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, so the Lord took me to an account in Ezekiel 8 & 9 that really shook me up! In this passage God showed Ezekiel the things taking place in his City that grieved Him, “He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? In chapter nine God calls for six angels to release terrible judgment on the City, He then calls for a man clothed in linen to “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it” (9:4). God then spoke to my heart and said, I did not call you to criticize but to unite with My heart to intercede and pray accordingly. This incident caused me to be so grateful for the Cross and the Blood of Jesus that protects us! God does want his children to grow up into the fullness of the stature of Christ, and the Holy Spirit patiently works with us that we may become the fragrance of Christ wherever we are.

God has put a deep travail in my heart, rising inside me over these issues—a cry up that wants to shout and warn. We are all so hungry for more of God and on the edge of the move we have been longing for—it is so important to remove these things that have hindered this move from coming forth, that will cause us to stumble as we move out. I believe God not only want us to pursue unity, He wants us in union to drive out the enemy from the midst of us, that His shalom can rest heavily upon us and His Glory be evident to all!

If we choose to study and learn of the fragrant and beautiful ways of Christ, and the protocols of His Kingdom, as we move out into the harvest fields of the world, the plans of the enemy to divide us will be greatly hindered. When we move as a unified force the Commanded Blessing of the Father will be upon us and the world will know that we are sons of God by our love for each other and for them.

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:38

Revival and Awakening begins within us. The Azusa Street Revival began when some had the courage to pray “Lord BEND me!” Repentance makes the way for the Spirit to move.

On my journey, God brought these issues before me and inspired me to write this prayer for personal revival:

Prayer for Personal Revival:

“I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15 

O Father, Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth, please forgive me for breaking Your first and second commandment, for not loving You with all my heart and entertaining idols in my life. Forgive me for putting people and other things as priorities in my life before You.  Forgive me Lord for turning my eyes away from beholding Your beauty to gaze at worthless idols. Forgive me for wasting precious time on the things of this world.

O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive your work in the midst of the years! Habakkuk 3:2 

Forgive me LORD for when I have not hearkened to the word of Your prophets and apostles and submitted to the leaders you have given to guide and direct me.   Forgive me when I have made the choice to criticize and dishonor your chosen servants with my words and grieved the Holy Spirit. Forgive me when I thought I knew better than they did, or had greater revelation, and I did not submit in my heart, nor did I humble myself. Lord forgive me when I have through criticism, slander, judgment and murmuring, stepped out from under the protection of fathers and mothers whom you have set in place over me. Forgive me Father!

“Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name. Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”   Psalm 80:19

Father, forgive me when I have not preferred others as Your word commands and not honored the gift in others. Father I have been guilty of pride, striving, competition and a lack of Your great Love and compassion. Forgive me for holding on to offense and unforgiveness, forgive me LORD when I have not chosen Your higher way of Love and servanthood.

“Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, o lord, according to your loving-kindness.” Psalm 119:159 

Forgive me LORD when I have misrepresented you and not reflected Your goodness, Your compassion and great mercy for others, the lost and the poor.   Forgive me for any prejudice I have harbored toward precious people of other cultures or social standing, created in Your image, and in pride have treated anyone as less than myself.

“Great are Your tender mercies, o lord; revive me according to your judgments.” Psalm 119:156 

O lord forgive me when my heart has been proud and lofty and I have chosen reason and logic over Your Word. Forgive me for compromising and attempting to live out Your Life on my terms; for I am owned by You, bought by Your Blood. Forgive me Lord when I have been selective in my obedience and disregarded Your commands and precepts as not relevant or agreeable. Forgive me for adjusting your commands to suit my circumstances, lifestyle and my comfort level, and deceived myself into believing I was walking the Christian walk.   

“Hear my voice according to Your loving-kindness; o lord, revive me according to your justice.” Psalm 119:149 

Father Your Word declares that Righteousness and justice are the foundations of Your Throne, forgive me Lord when I have not walked righteously; forgive me for when I have lied or been dishonest, and I deceived, controlled or manipulated others for my benefit. Forgive me when I have chosen to compromise on Your Word and Your Way, and have not chosen to obey the clear directions in Your Word.

 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in your way.” Psalm 119:37 

Precious LORD, please hear the cry of my heart and forgive me for the lusts of my eyes, the lusts of my flesh and the pride of my life. Forgive me for grieving your precious Holy Spirit when I have not chosen Your way and Your Words of Life. You long for me to share Your heart and Your desires, forgive me for having chosen my ways above Yours.

 “I long for Your precepts; revive me in your righteousness.” Psalm 119:40 

Forgive me lord for displeasing you with grumbling, murmuring and complaining, and for having a despairing heart of unbelief and doubt. Forgive me for not trusting Your faithfulness and goodness, for You are Good and Your mercy endures forever. O Father, forgive my unbelief and help me to believe once again.

“My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.” Psalm 119:25 

Father please forgive me for undermining any revelation You have prepared and birthed through chosen vessels to enhance the building of Your House, to enforce Your coming kingdom and to display Your great power on earth.   Forgive me for words I have spoken against other churches and ministries, and the work You have birthed through them.   Forgive me for giving the enemy any place to harm others or to bring judgment on ourselves, as Your word declares that I will reap in the measure that I have measured out judgment. O God have Mercy!

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Psalm 85:6                 

Precious LORD, I declare my love for You today, I choose to pick up my cross and follow you. I choose obedience and I choose the way of love. I honor You as my LORD and confess that You are the Sovereign LORD of all creation! I Praise Your wonderful Name and lift it high above every name that is named on earth or in heaven. You alone are God and You alone are worthy of praise and honor. You are great and greatly to be praised. All honor, majesty, dominion, power and Glory belongs to You O God! I declare to the Heavens, to principalities and powers that You are my God, that you are Good and Your great mercy endures forever! Be lifted up you gates that the KING OF GLORY may come!”

“Forgiven!”

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Faith Marie Baczko: “BRING YOUR GOLD & BUILD”

Jesus is the Pattern of the House of God and the Pattern of the New Man God has been fashioning over the centuries. Jesus is the Plumb Line that holds all things to account pertaining to Yahweh’s House. For three years on this earth Jesus worked with the Father to prepare a corporate vessel fashioned in His very likeness. On the Day of Pentecost the vessel—one hundred and twenty saints, were prepared to be filled with His Divine Life. The Holy Spirit fell and ‘Yahweh Shamah—THE LORD HE IS THERE was written over the Temple of God!

Apostles, raised up by Him were released to ensure that the blueprint remained true to the specifications of The Christ—the revealed pattern of God’s Temple. Over the following two thousand years, because of a variety of reasons, the Pattern became misunderstood and corrupted. Jesus Christ is as vast in depth as our forever expanding universe— yet every detail of the Temple of God must be true to Him, nothing is left to chance or to flesh!

“They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “SEE TO IT THAT YOU MAKE EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN.” Hebrews 8:5

Every detail of Christ, revealed through His first coming—the manner in which He came; the heavenly precepts and principles that He taught and lived by, the nation and culture He chose to born into—the body prepared for Him (Heb. 10:5); His death on the Cross, resurrection & ascension—were meticulously planned before the foundation of the earth, and all are vital parts to the Blueprint of the future habitation of God in corporate Man—IF WE BUILD WHAT HE BUILT, HE WILL RETURN TO FILL IT!

Over the span of History, since the time of Pentecost, key features of the blueprint were lost and are presently being restored. Much of the Blueprint that was stolen, destroyed or corrupted by Satan relates to God’s chosen nation of Israel, women in His House, the believer’s authority and the supernatural nature we have inherited in Christ to live a life characterized by sign, wonders and the miraculous.

In these last days God is working to bring the Body into a Holy Union with His Mind and His Heart—once again caught up in the momentum of His Will! As the mixture is being removed, the heavens are opening and the Body is being prepared to receive a fresh revelation of ‘The Christ’ in His Glory! God is releasing us from the captivity of the mindset of religious pride, to return to build the Headstone—the final and last phase of Yahweh’s House, blueprinted by God, prepared for Christ at His return. Religion is being stripped away as the Body prepares to mount up with wings of eagles to fly once again in the Spirit!

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.” 1Corinthians 3:11-13

There is a call being sounded to Return and build a Holy place for His habitation, built according to the Plumb Line of Christ, acceptable to Him, having His fragrance, DNA, and Presence. Appearances can give an illusion of success and blessing. As is evident in the world, with a smart mind, belief in oneself and a good business sense, great things can be accomplished, but if Christ is not the beginning and end of all, our works have no eternal value!

BUILD WITH THE SILVER & GOLD YOU HAVE!

gold-513062_1280Carnal works cannot build the House of God! The only substance that can build the House of God, having continuance in eternity, is Silver & Gold tried in the Consuming Fire that is God! A new refined people of courage and fortitude like Nehemiah & Zechariah, came forth from a season of trial in captivity carrying with them God’s heart and blueprint for His House in Jerusalem. Seventy years of captivity was the fire that produced the gold required to re-build the House of God! Hidden within the account portrayed in Zechariah 6:10-15 is a revelation of the true Gold that is Christ!

“Take silver and gold from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon. Go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah. Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak. Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘HERE IS THE MAN WHOSE NAME IS THE BRANCH, AND HE WILL BRANCH OUT FROM HIS PLACE AND BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD. IT IS HE WHO WILL BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, AND HE WILL BE CLOTHED WITH MAJESTY AND WILL SIT AND RULE ON HIS THRONE. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.’ The crown will be given to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen son of Zephaniah as a memorial in the temple of the LORD.” Zechariah 6:10-15

The Hebrew names Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah mean, out of worldliness, the goodness of Yahweh, and Yahweh has known. These were three men known by God, who by His Goodness were saved out from the world! They were to take the silver and the gold brought back from the exile and take it to the House of Josiah son of ZephaniahJosiah whose name means the foundation is Yahweh, and Zephaniah whose name means Yahweh has secreted! The Israelites were to bring the Gold and silver to the house of the one whom Yahweh has secreted, into THE HOUSE WHOSE FOUNDATION IS YAHWEH!

They were instructed to use the silver and Gold to fashion a Crown and set it on the High priest Joshua, son of Jozadak. The name Joshua means Yahweh saves, and Jozadak means Yahweh has righted. Joshua is representative Jesus the Savior in whose righteousness we stand. They were then instructed to speak the Word of the Lord to him: “HERE IS THE MAN WHOSE NAME IS THE BRANCH, AND HE WILL BRANCH OUT FROM HIS PLACE AND BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD. IT IS HE WHO WILL BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, AND HE WILL BE CLOTHED WITH MAJESTY AND WILL SIT AND RULE ON HIS THRONE.

JESUS IS THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH WHO BRANCHES OUT FROM THE DIVINELY SECURED PLACE OF JERUSALEM TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF GOD. Christ alone, along with those who are secreted and secured in him, known by him, who are saved out from the world by the goodness of God, builds the house of God! He is our King and High Priest who brings peace and Harmony between those who are called as kings and priests in Him. The Crown of Gold wrought from the precious trials of our life is to His praise and Glory.

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. 1Peter 1:5-8

The Israelites were then instructed to put this Crown—made from the silver and Gold tried in the Fire of God’s love, and give it to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen son of Zephaniah to be a memorial in the House of God. Helem means to dream & recover, Tobijah and Jedaiah as said before means, the goodness of Yah and whom Yah has known, Hen means Grace and Zephaniah means Yah has secreted.

In summation, the Crown fashioned in the Fire for Christ our King, was to be kept in the House of God as a record and a reminder for those who dream the dreams of God, whom God has known and has kept secreted; that through the Grace of God and the Goodness of God, ALL WILL BE RECOVERED as these returning exiles came to understand!

“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”… Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.” Psalm 126:4

It is God’s dream and His great longing that His children would attain to a level of the stature of His Son producing substance having value that lasts for eternity—substance that builds the Kingdom of God—not our kingdoms or earthly empires. Paul instructed the Church to build only on the foundation that was divinely laid in Christ. Paul’s focus was never on fame, glory or recognition for the work he accomplished…he actually said if it was approval of men he desired, he would not be a servant of God (Gal. 1:10). The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. (Proverbs 27:21).

Paul’s focus was fixed on Christ—“…that I may know Him.” Paul was driven solely by the love of God. Paul’s word’s written in prison are still having impact on the world to this very day—that is Gold tried in the fire having value for eternity. Eternal Gold is produced only in the Fire that disciplines those whom God loves. Eternal Gold is the substance of faith produced in this crucible that builds the House of God. God admonishes us to seek this gold!

“I counsel you to BUY FROM ME GOLD REFINED IN THE FIRE, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock…” Revelation 3:14-20

I believe God is now asking us, in the closing days of history: “What are you building? Bring your gold…whatever you have, and build My House! A place where I who am the God of eternity, the beginning and the end, can dwell. A Place that I can make my eternal habitation, where you will not be destroyed by the fire of My Presence, because it is built from the very essence of My Life. My House is Holy, so handle with care! Nothing outside of My Son can stand or will remain! Walk carefully before me now, be holy as I am Holy, and we will accomplish great things in the earth! Multitudes of lives will be saved! I am the Lord of the Harvest, that is My name, and that is My burning desire!”

God is now asking many, like He did Adam and Elijah, “Where are you? What are you doing here?” One was in hiding because of sin, and the other on the run because of discouragement and fear. I believe God is asking each and every one of His children at this significant moment in history, as we are about to be launched out and catapulted into the time of the summing up of all things, “Are you with Me? Are you sold out to My agenda? Are you in time with Me? Are you in line with My will?”

“But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. HE WILL SIT AS A REFINER AND PURIFIER OF SILVER; HE WILL PURIFY THE LEVITES AND REFINE THEM LIKE GOLD AND SILVER. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years. “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, BUT DO NOT FEAR ME,” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 3:2-5