Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We Shall Dance!

 Our exuberant Bridegroom
longs for this day. 
This song has been ringing 
in my heart for two 
days now,so I am sharing 
it with you. 
Get up and DANCE 
before and 
Dance WITH the Lord!

Let him give me the  kisses of his mouth:  for his love is better than wine.
Take me away with You! Let's run off together!
An elopement with my King-Lover!
We'll celebrate, we'll sing,   we'll make great music.
Yes! For your love is better than vintage wine.
Song of Solomon 1:4 MSG

    We will dance by David Ruis

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Come Away with Me, My Bride-Guest Post Annetta P. Lee

Come Away with Me, My Bride

I am constrained by the love of the Bridegroom to scribe a recent encounter. I admit to being desperately hungry for more of Him, as well as needing the confidence that I am on target in pursuing His presence. During a twenty-one day fast, I sought the Lord for clarity in several areas. After ‘soaking’ in His presence I arose feeling fruitless in my endeavor. Even so, I’m here to say that awareness frequently arrives without perception.  Hours later, I experienced a multi-segmented vision that left me so shaken my husband, in his quiet way, proceeded in attempting to relieve my manner. 

I believe 2012 is primed for many such High Place Encounters by the saints. Are you hungry?

Come away with Me, My bride. Let us set in motion our elopement!”

Immediately my heart leapt with eagerness; so much so that I was unconscious to moving from one place in the realm of the Spirit to another. I did not ponder the meaning of the words spoken at that time. I simply pressed toward the Voice. It was strong, alive and resounded with a quality I recognized as that of my Lord.  

Elopement is defined as running away secretly to marry.

Then the Bridegroom took me on an expedition to distribute gifts and awards that had long been withheld from the faithful. His Love and Delight at lavishly giving was evident in the acceleration of showering those who had waited for His appearing…those who loved Him more than the stuff.

For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  2 Cor. 11:2

After this, I ascended stairs to a beautiful chamber I somehow knew was a place of intimacy…our secret place. Though gently nervous, the setting was warm and inviting. Delight at seeing Him sitting in a separate area of the chamber engulfed my soul. I briefly watched as he studied pages in a book. While curious about its contents I craved his attention more.

Even so my eyes were summoned to partake of the detailed splendor of the suite, but my heart was upon Him whom I knew was patiently waiting. Through a sense of peripheral awareness I could see the chamber was lovely and decorated throughout with white and gold that appeared to actually breathe. But my eyes and heart was utterly drawn to Him!

Doubtful of words in my approach I voiced a question, the answer of which I already knew. When He turned I discerned that  He knew, and for a moment felt ashamed. 

His gaze, though gentle was intense…though convicting was non-condemning. Absolutely nothing could hide from this radiating expression so consumed with Love I thought I would melt. In that one look he said volumes I couldn’t begin to recount. The reverberation of His Love for me dug deep without hurting. In silent assurance, I was drawn to Him in the simple essence of a captivating stare from which I refused to disengage. 

I absolutely know His love for me! 

The next words I heard are for all who have ears to hear. “Beloved, I trust you with everything I have given you. You are created to reflect, reproduce, and reign. Step forth.”

A sense of normalcy pervaded throughout, and yet upon its completion I was struck with such a fearsome awe and exuberance I could scarcely speak. Indeed I encountered…I saw…I experienced…and yet do not have words to clearly express the dimensions of those precious moments. 

I sense that many have been instructed, like Abraham, to run away from the familiar and step into the new place already prepared. You are hesitating for fear you have not heard clearly, or you don’t know exactly how to proceed. I am impressed to simply remind you that you were not created to be a carbon copy of anyone. BE authentically who you are in Him, and you will indeed produce fruit from the union.
Three purposes of union with the Bridegroom are to Reflect Him; to Reproduce Him, and to Reign with Him. In order to do this, we must steal away (elope) and commune with Him alone. Beloved, indeed it is time to BE. He has equipped you with everything you need to accomplish that to which He has called you.  

Step forth!

·        that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:15
·       Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Ephesians 1:3
·       I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10
·        For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.  Isaiah 62:5
·        For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:2

Annetta P. Lee   annettalee57@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Transforming our World

I was tired the other night and sat down to rest a minute and clicked on the TV and began to watch mindlessly a kids cartoon.  It had a story plot, of sorts and was filled with these creative robotic type creatures that could change into a different thing or shape as was needed for the situation.  Seemed pretty void of any spiritual meaning, and I scolded myself for "wasting time."  

But then the Spirit began to unfold similarities and apply them.  

The Bad guys had these radiating green gemstones called "death crystals" or something. (reminded me of kryptonite for those of you who are superman fans.) (Also a good name for illegal drugs that so many get hooked on!)  

I thought of how satan throws his death darts at us loaded for the kill and all wrapped in fear(false evidence appearing real.) The negative thoughts that bombard our minds, the situations that present themselves and look hopeless, as well as the negative words that are spoken in our ears by the media, and people who feel the need to speak what is actually in their own hearts eating away at them.  (The enemy comes but for to steal, kill and destroy...)

I took note of how the main character was an "older" robot who had attempted to confront the enemy in his earlier years, but lacked the fortitude and inner character as of yet, and so ran out on a bunch of folks. He carried around a huge secret guilt and shame at his "failure."  Now here he was facing with this monster enemy again in his old age!  Hmm, shall I just say, all of life is a classroom? And some tests are repeat tests!

A couple of his friends were annoying and comical at the same time.  One was a young robot that talked non stop so fast and repeated himself constantly.  I think he liked to just hear himself speak! At one point the elder had to say, "Be quiet I NEED to hear!"  And so it is with us.  There will be those who attach themselves to us, and some that God gives us ( good to know the difference!) who are young and have not learned how to listen with ears and heart.   They will drain you if you do not set aside time to be alone and listen!

The other creature looked like a dinosaur and he demanded to be explained to all the time.  He did not try to figure anything out on his own, he always wanted someone to feed him all the answers.  There will be those who look to the anointing in your life, and your walk with God, to solve all their problems.
They will constantly ask you for prayer, for advice, for answers, but rarely seek them for themselves.  And when you give them, and many times they will not even bother to use what you took time to pray and get for them!

The elder robot, did eventually face his enemy, and won the victory over him with the help of his unlikely friends! And he was able to go back to those that he had run out on and make it up to them.  ( If when you stand to pray at the altar and remember that  your brother have aught against you, leave your gift at the altar and be reconciled with your brother...)

So the kids story had a happy ending. Yaa!  

But can our lives? Yes, they may not turn out the way WE planned for them to turn out,  but they can have a happy ending, when we are walking hand in hand with God.

We can allow God to transform our lives and the world around us through the Power of the Cross.  Through the Blood of The Lamb.  Through our words, our testimony, the speaking of the Word of God. Through the laying down of our lives.

This is what is spoken of in Revelation 12: 11 (AMP)  And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing]. 

Too many quote that great verse and they leave off the third part of it, " and they loved not their lives unto the death." KJV  Acts 1:8 tells us that we shall be witnesses unto him: Act 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
That word "witness" means MARTYR.  

It used to be that in America, UK, and Germany one did not have to worry about being killed for their faith.  But more and more there is elements of the anti-christ showing through in society, people that want to be free from the yoke and harness and of any reference to religion that would conflict with their stance against God, Jesus Christ and the moral rectitude that such beliefs embrace!  There are also growing sects and religions whose main goal is to wipe out Christianity and Jews alike.   These are no longer relegated to so called "third world" countries. There have been many killings in UK by muslims and even here in America some have lost their lives to "honor killings under the islamic "sharia law" that says if one becomes a Christian they must be put to death! 

How strong is your faith?  Will you live and die for Jesus? Multitudes around the world already have. You may never be a martyr, but will you die to self and Live for Him fully?  

Many years ago, I preached a message in a church based on John 9:4 (NLV )"We must keep on doing the work of Him Who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no man can work."  The word "day" has the meaning and connotation of " a gentler day."  Paul warned Timothy that "perilous times were coming."  I would say that our gentler days are getting fewer.  It is time to be all about the Father's business of proclaiming the Good News and winning the lost to Christ!

It is time to transform our world, even as Jesus told the disciples that the gates of hell would NOT prevail against the church.  So it is TIME for the CHURCH to stand up, to shake of the lethargy, to wipe the sleep out of our eyes and get busy for the kingdom!  It is time to do as the Prophet Isaiah spoke: "Arise SHINE, for Your Light HAS come! And the GLORY of the LORD IS risen upon thee!" ( Isa. 60:1)

That Glory will seek out and destroy what is ungodly. That Glory will purify and bring Righteousness to the forefront. That Glory will cause an amazing display of God's Goodness and Righteousness and His Beauty to be poured out in magnificent quantities.  And just where will this be seen?  In, on, and through God's set apart ones. Those who have washed in the Blood and have allowed Him to cleanse and purify and do an inner work in their hearts and lives. That inner work will now be seen as He can flow unhindered through them!  The Glorious Church will dazzle with the brilliance of White hot Love burning in pure desire for her Lord. 

Rom 12:1(AMP)  I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
Rom 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Decisions, Decisions!

I have come to realize that so very often, when I am going through something, or faced with a decision, it is not for me alone.  That I am experiencing somethng that is on a much broader scope and affecting others.  

Now please understand, I am not saying that I am "so spiritual" or "special" above anyone else.  It is simply that in my years of walking with Him and seeking His heart, being an intercessor on some level or another, that I have found that my angst is often not just my own, but I am indeed carrying that of others in the Body, whether they be known to me or not.

So with that said, I want to say this to you who are struggling with making a decision about whether to do a certain thing or not, or of which way to go.  

1. What has God spoken to you to do?  Is this decision moving you toward it or away from it? 

2. Will it make you a better person?  Will it fulfill a long time desire in your heart ( providing that desire lines up with God's Word, of course!) Or will it help you help someone else to be better in their place in life?

3. If you try and and fail, you will still have learned things along the way. If you try and succeed, then how wonderful that is!  If you don't try, then you will never know what "might have been." 

Suppose Peter, James and John had not risked looking like fools to leave a thriving fishing business to follow Jesus? We wouldn't have the Book of John, or The Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ, or the books of Peter and James,nor would Cornelius and his household gotten saved, or Dorcas raised from the dead!

What is God whispering to you? Urging you to do? What is your heart yearning to accomplish?  What is holding you back? What are you waiting for? 
Who will be impacted if you don't follow God's leading? 

Don't listen to the nay-sayers, the dream slayers, and the the doubt purveyors!  Encourage yourself in the Lord, just a David did.  And inquire of the Lord. should I?... and then run with His answer! 

1 Kings 18:21 (GNB)  Elijah went up to the people and said, "How much longer will it take you to make up your minds? If the LORD is God, worship him; but if Baal is God, worship him!" But the people didn't say a word.

James 1:5-8 (AMP)  If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]. 

Yes, my beloved, your every breath and move matters to ME!  For in ME you live and move and have your being.  I see your path, I know it's end. I also see your heart and I know you desire to walk with Me and please Me, I want you to know My desires for You.  They are to bring you to a place of peace and stability and confidence in and ease of living your life immersed in ME.  Stop thinking that only when you are at church or doing something that you consider "spiritual" that you are moving in Me.  Don't you know I AM with you 24/7?   Am in You and you are living your life because I am giving you breath and existence! So at work or play or school, I AM there with you! Recognize ME in your every moment and that way you won't miss Me in any of your moments.  For have I not promised to guide you? To show you My Pathway of Life?  All you have to do is look for it and follow Me on it, I've already walked it before you, and I will bring you safely down each road you must travel.  So take my hand and walk with Me and I shall talk with you and show you things previously hidden from view.

Jeremiah 33:3 (AMP) Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What About 2012? Three More Prophecies

What About 2012? 

Prophecy delivered by Kenneth Copeland 

on November 10, 2011
Washington, DC Victory Campaign

“What about 2012? What does it hold? What’s in store? What’s in store for the nations? What’s in store for Israel and what’s in store for the Church? I have a great storehouse. Much more has been stored up in the storehouse of riches beyond your wildest dream that I laid up for you before the foundation of the world. Much more is stored up there than what the Church has ever called for. I never have held back on the Church,” saith The LORD and the God of plenty. “I’ve made it available to you. I put it in My WORD. I gave you a promise and stood behind it with the blood, precious blood of your Savior. But there has been a backwardness in My people about laying hold of the things that I have provided for you. But I will say this: There is a people in the land. There is a people around the world. There is a people strong and mighty, growing much stronger and much mightier and more bold to lay hold and put their claim of faith on the things that I have laid up for you and it thrills Me,” saith The LORD, “because it’s been yours all the time.

“Ah, but what about 2012? 2012 is a year full of surprises. Some surprises are going to shake people up. Some surprises are going to shake people down. But for those who are listening to My voice, those who have made themselves available to My Spirit and to My WORD, you’ll have surprises. Oh, not like the world and not like a lot of carnal-minded Christians. Your surprises will come as suddenlies. Like in My WORD when it said, ‘And suddenly there came upon them.’ And you’ll stand up with a big smile on your face and say ‘I just got a suddenly, didn’t I? Oh! Yes.’ But it’ll not take you by surprise because I said in My WORD I’d show you things to come. I said in My WORD what I speak the Holy Ghost will hear and He will speak it to you. And there are those of you who are seeking My voice and seeking My WORD and seeking My Name and looking at Me in My face while I’m looking at you in your face. And together we’ll walk in this and together we’ll walk through this and there’ll come a time when you’ll just smile at Me and I’ll just smile at you and you’ll say, ‘Ha. Ha. Ha. I knew that all the time. Praise God. My Father showed me that was coming and I was all prepared and it didn’t come on me as a suddenly. But this other surprise that came on me. Oh, what joy. Oh, what thrill. Oh, what goodness. I wonder what else my Father has in store for me. Hallelujah. Praise God.’

“2012? I’ll tell you about 2012. It’s going to be a year of great joy for those who know joy. It’ll be a time of marvelous breakthroughs. This is a time of victory. It’s a time when people begin to realize that My WORD is a living WORD, that My Spirit is the living Spirit, and that you are My voice in the earth. And your voice is the voice of victory. So rejoice and shout and understand that the breakthroughs that you’ve sought and watched over, prayed over, stood in faith for, ah, don’t turn loose now. Don’t turn loose now because they’re at hand. They’re right at hand. They’re right on top of you right now. Praise God. Hey!

“Have no worry. Do not be in fear about the United States of America . Don’t be in fear over the failure of this republic. This is not the time for this nation to fail. I’m not done with it yet. And it may come as a surprise to many; this nation is not done with Me yet,” saith The LORD. Hallelujah.

“We have a job to do. And this year will be like none other where this nation is concerned. And many will say, ‘Oh, woe is us! Oh, woe is us!’ And you know what? Oh, woe will be them.

“And there are others who’ll say, ‘Oh, we can’t win! We can’t win!’ And to them they can’t win.

“Ah, but to those of them who say, ‘Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. This is a time of greatness! America again! Oh, and it’s my nation and it’s God’s nation and we’re right where we’re supposed to be. He has us right where He wants us, and our future is bright because God is still LORD over the United States of America .’

“So rejoice and give forth a glad sound because The LORD of glory is still on the throne and prayer changes things and together we’re going on to greater victory.

“Oh yes! 2012 is a time of miracles. Miracles that seemed as if they would not come but they’re here. There is an atmosphere conducive to miracles that’s been growing and growing and will manifest greatly in the first quarter of 2012 and continue throughout the year and on into 2013. I’ve been looking forward to 2012,” saith The LORD. “I know how it’s going to turn out. I’ve already dealt with it in My WORD. Your future is looking better all the time. But of course you’ll need to look at it through My eyes,” saith the Spirit of grace. “So as I said before, rejoice, for your time has come.”
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Prophetic Alert: January 2012  
by Pastor Henry Falcone

Yes my beloved, many will prophesy of what I am going to do on the earth. They will proclaim greater miracles, greater power and anointing and greater blessings I will bring to my people.

Yes, much will be said in my name and on my behalf. Some will hear my shouts, some will hear sounds of my power, and some will hear my whispers, but will you hear and understand that which I desire to bring forth for you personally in 2012!

Yes, You are my Beloved ones, my chosen ones, my handpicked fruit. While others may be searching for my power, my anointing, and what I am doing on the earth, you are searching for Me alone. You are searching to know Me, to see My face and to look into my eyes as I look into yours.

I will do all those things to those that seek such things and it is not wrong to seek those things, but in the midst of those things I am looking for my own ones, my bride who will hear my song of all songs cry for you:

O my love, how beautiful you are! There is no flaw in you! Come away with me from Lebanon, my [promised] bride, come with me from Lebanon. Depart from the top of Amana, from the peak of Senir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

You have ravished my heart and given me courage, my sister, my [promised] bride; you have ravished my heart and given me courage with one look from your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

For you my beloved 2012 will begin your unveiling that which I have done in secret in you. Things you didn't see I was working in you through all the suffering you endured these years and in 2011. I am about to bring forth the SECRET THINGS I have done in you in the SECRET PLACE of your heart where I have been working where your eyes have not seen.

I could not share with you all that I have worked through your sufferings, your longings, and those times that seemed so empty and you felt all alone. It was there I was working my invisible glory in you. I was working true and lasting faith and a love beyond anything you have ever known.

For you my love, you are about to arise in 2012 with healing in your wings and a "sure word of the Lord" in your mouth. You will be my ministers of glory. You will be my ministers of love and compassion as this world has never seen. You will be my "true light bringers" in the midst of darkness.

Others will walk in power, miracles and blessings, but they will not be able to come into this "secret place of intimacy" for they did not desire it as you have. I am not withholding those other things from you, but because you have not sought them as the basis for our relationship they will flow out of you like a river.

It is because you made your love for me your first desire, I will bring forth from you a purity of heart that can see Me and know me so others will desire me with such a flame of passion like you do. This will fill both of our hearts with great joy as they come and be with me as you have learned to do.

I am about to bring forth from your life those things that are the "invisible things of my Kingdom" to be revealed into the visible realm of your life. I know you have suffered persecution even in your own homes, and many have said you were foolish for seeking Me like this, but soon they will see my tangible glory upon you as you arise and shine with Me to the new place I have prepared for you.

You my precious ones have learned the place where I desired to truly feed you amongst the lilies. Hear my song to you, the hidden song that is being revealed in you and will come forth to the open in 2012.

Hear my song of love to you:
"You are as beautiful as Tirzah [capital of the northern kingdom's first king], my love, and as comely as Jerusalem, [but you are] as terrible as a bannered host!

Turn away your [flashing] eyes from me, for they have overcome me! Your hair is like a flock of goats trailing down from Mount Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of ewes coming from their washing, of which all are in pairs, and not one of them is missing. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.

There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number; But my dove, my undefiled and perfect one, stands alone [above them all]; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her who bore her.

The daughters saw her and called her blessed and happy, yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her."

Do you understand how much I love you? Do you understand that I have been working in you where you can't see? I know it is hard for you to believe that I am going to reveal what I have done in you, and bring you forth in 2012 as my one who is leaning upon her beloved. But this is the day I am revealing my Glory, You in Me, and Me in you.

You have chosen wisely. You have chosen the best part. You have desired me above all the things I give and what I can do. In this I am well pleased. 
I am going to bring forth my "witnesses." I am going to bring forth my Bride positioned now to walk in my Glory with Me.

I am going to bring forth the inner quality of holiness and purity of heart in you, for truly the old things have passed away and all things have become new. You will see this come forth in 2012.

You endured my working, my preparation in you. You allowed me to uproot, pluck out, pull down and destroy everything in you that is not pleasing to me. This has ravished my heart. I know you don't see much progress or you don't feel that you are nearly done in this work, but remember I can rise up a nation in a day.

Soon you will understand that "your slow progress" in your eyes was my way of working secretly deeper in you than you could ever imagine. Beloved on the third day there was a wedding at Cana. There I did my first miracle to show forth my glory. One day there was no more wine. There were only empty pots, but in a moment I called them to be filled. In a moment, I said, "draw some out." In a moment I said, "Bring it to the Master of the house”.  In a moment it changed from water to wine.

Do you believe this? Do you understand the mystery I am about to reveal in you and through you? The hidden work I have been doing in you is about to be revealed. The secrets things brought into the open. I am your beloved, and you have ravished my heart and I will complete the work I started in you.

2012 will be the year you will behold my glory and my glory shall be seen upon you. Don't give up now. Don't look back now. Let me continue to work in you and remove all that needs to be removed. Let me teach you my ways, my thoughts and plans. It is not for ministry, but to make you into that which I have desired you to be. Then my life will flow out of you as I have made you able ministers of my glory.

Rejoice my love, my bride, you have ravished my heart. Soon the rest of the Body of Christ will say the words of my song to you. 

"Who is this who comes up from the wilderness leaning upon her beloved? [And as they sighted the home of her childhood, the bride said] Under the apple tree I awakened you; there your mother gave you birth, there she was in travail and bore you.

[Joyfully the radiant bride turned to him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!"

2012 will begin the revealing of all that God has done in secret. This is our divine hour. 

Pastor Henry Falcone

The Recompense Begins!
Beloved of the Lord,
As I came to the office this morning praying in tongues most of the way here, the Lord dropped in my heart the word recompense. Three times He said, "recompense, recompense, recompense" in my spirit.

I usually don't generally write words of this kind. Not because I won't, but because of it is not the "type of communication" that the Lord and I have very often; so please allow the Spirit of God to test and prove these words whether they are from Him or not.

Since I heard it spoken three times within my Spirit, I pondered of what that meant. Here is what I believe I heard from the Holy Spirit. The Lord was about to bring recompense to "His bride to be who are making themselves ready for Him," "then to the Church at large", and "then to the nations of the world. I then proceeded to look up the meaning of the word and there were three distinct definitions that seem to fit each group of people.

The definition of the word recompense means :(to make amends to those who suffered loss or harm; pay or reward someone for an effort; punish or reward someone appropriately for an action according to their doings.)

The first three months of 2012 the Lord is going to begin to bring divine recompense in 3 unique ways and to three unique groups of people. The first is going to come to those "who are making themselves read as a Bride as found in Rev.19:7. (This is the church within a a church, the Peter, James and Johns who were separated from the 12 to go up the mount of transfiguration." The second group would be the "church proper" "daughters of Jerusalem as in Song of Solomon. (This would be what we would call the "traditional understanding of church life, going to church, doing a ministry, etc) The third group would be for the nations of the world.

The Lord is not showing me what the recompense will look like, but I am gaining some understanding to the three types of recompense that is going to come forward. This He indicated to me by speaking the word to me 3 times. Each time I heard the same word, it had three different meanings to it, to the three groups of people. For over a year the Lord has had things revealed to me in time as threes, like 5:55, or 2:22 or grouping of three's.

As I mentioned, when I heard Him speak word recompense, I went to get the appropriate definitions of what the word really meant. I had an idea, but I wanted the Holy Spirit to help me grasp the true meaning of the word and how it applies to each group of people.

To the "church within a church" here is what I believe the recompense will be to those who are making themselves ready. To you, beloveds, the Lord knows how much you have suffered for His name sake. He knows all the relationships that got broken. He knows all the misunderstanding you endured as being "out there," or to spiritually minded and no earthly good.

He has seen the suffering you suffered even in your own homes, the rejection, heartache, the nights that you cried yourself to sleep. He understands how "alone you have often felt" with no one really to give you comfort but the Lord Himself.
He has seen those who have turned away from the lust of things, money, nice houses to follow Him wherever He led you no matter what the cost or the price was to truly know Him.

To you the Lord is bringing the first definition of recompense: "make amends or compensate you for all that you lost unjustly." He is now going to restore to you the years the "locust" has eaten. He is going to give you beauty for ashes. He is going to bring your forth like He did Joseph who was sold to slavery by his brothers.

He is going to bring to you the things that you gave up for His name sake and have you now ready to have the true supply spiritually and naturally for the very brothers who sold you into slavery.

You are now being positioned to be part of the "great deliverer company" that God is bringing to their feet in the nations. The Lord is going to bring you much supply to your hands so you can feed your brothers. When those who opposed you had the last 7 years of plenty you had 7 years of supposed famine and suffering, but now their time of famine has come and will come upon the world, but you will have the "plenty" to feed them. God is restoring all that you lost just as He did with Joseph.

God gave Joseph recompense. He even named his first son Manassah, "The Lord caused me to forget." That is what the Lord is bring to His "own ones," His bride to be. He is bringing your Manassah, so you to will forget the years of heartache because of the goodness of the Lord.

Though your vision and promises tarried and seemed like they would never come, they are now here. Joseph was in prison one day, and the Governor of all Egypt the next, even as God had shown him in his dreams. So it will be with you.

A total place or restoration is coming beginning in the first 3 months of this year. God's favor is going to come in ways you could never believe for you.

Those who persecuted you and did harm to you will begin to see how much God truly loves you and has been working in your life. Many will repent of the cruelty that they caused you by their ignorance and hardness of the heart. Some of the relationships that can be restored will be restored.

To the second group, "the church at large who is busy doing his works" yet not pursuing being a bride to the Lord," to you, the Lord is also bringing recompense in 2012. The Lord is going to measure back to you what you have measured to him, if it be good that you will reap good, if it be bad then you will reap the consequences of the bad that was sown. His word says, "whatsoever a man sows, that and that alone will he reap." "To whatever measure a man sows, that and that alone will be measured back to you."

If you have sown to the flesh instead of the spirit, then you will receive even more fully that what must be reaped in the flesh. If you have sown to the spirit, then you will receive even more fully that which you have sown to the spirit. These first three months are "months" of God's measurement. The time where God is trying all mans hearts and motives. It is time where you will be allowed to decide "who is on the Lords' side?"

If you placed the love of money before God, then you will reap and receive recompense accordingly. God spoke of Israel after they asked for meat and weren't satisfied with the manna, "he sent leanness into their souls." This means their ability to know God was diminished. God must honor his word and be just in doing so.

So if you have sown to the flesh and made this world your desire instead of the Kingdom of God, He has no choice but to reward you accordingly. If you don't repent you will see the love for God in you become lean.

Because of this choice, many in the "great body" love for God and one another truly begins to "wax cold" as the word of God says it would. You will see many begin to desert the Lord who they should have remained loyal to. Because of the hardness of their hearts to know Him and His ways, they will begin to speak against the God they said they loved. You will begin to see even more clearly that many "will have a form of godliness, but will deny the power there of."

Yet in the midst of this recompense there is still an opportunity to repent and turn around. As some will begin to say, "What have I done?" What is my life really about?" "Why am I reaping all these things in my life?" They will turn and repent and join the first group and will begin to receive that "definition" of recompense.

To the last group which represents the nations of the world, those who don't know the Lord, God will bring the third recompense to begin manifesting more in the world. More calamities are coming. There will be many more major earthquakes, droughts and flooding.

There will even be new atmospheric conditions that are going to arise in air quality making it harder to breath clean air, and there will be a great shaking in many nations financially that will begin to leave many wondering if the end has come.

But not yet, the birth pains are not fully developed yet before the end is to come. Recompense is going to come to nations that oppose God, His will and who oppose Israel. It looks like they now are gaining the upper hand, but God is about to blow on their "man made and demonic intentions."

Some nations are truly going to return to the Lord in earnest. One of them will be Great Britain and a fire will come forth from that nation to touch the world.

Other nations are going to be known as "godless nations, and others as "God fearing nations." Their God will be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through our Lord Jesus Christ. Some nations will receive recompense because of the prayers that have gone up to God. God has heard them and a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit will come to those nations as they have prayed for it.

Other nations have done all they can to remove the "TRUE GOD" from their midst, even to purge out any traces of the "True God" to have their "own god" will experience shaking and great tribulations. These nations will face famine, civil wars, and outbreaks of sickness like never seen before, they will face difficulties that would begin to be known as the judgments of God in their midst.

Their wickedness has reached heaven and is now about full and God is going to bring the recompense to these godless nations. Some in those nations will turn to God find the TRUE GOD, THE I AM THAT I AM. Some will receive visitations and appearing of the Lord in open visions and dreams to gather the remnant in those nations, but the nation itself will be known as "against God" and not "for God. "

This recompense will begin in 2012 in earnest and may continue longer as needed by the Lord. It is going to separate the chaff from the wheat, the fat sheep from the lean sheep, the Truth from the Lie, the Holy from the profane, and it does begin in God's house. Those who have sown to the good and have tried to find the Lord will find Him in this time. God will recompense them according to their hearts desires.
God is going to begin to give people over to their true hearts desires whether to good or to evil.

Psalm 81: 8-12 will be the measuring stick of the Lord, “He is going to use in the nations.
8 Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you--O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
9 There shall no strange god be among you, neither shall you worship any alien god.
10 I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. 11But My people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.
12So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust and let them go after their own stubborn will, that they might follow their own counsels.

This is the "recompense" that is about to truly be seen in 2012 in an even more fuller way. It has already been delivered in seed form, but now the true nature of all things is about to revealed. The day of fire has come to test and critically appraise all things as they really are.

So there are three types or recompenses to come:
1. To His "Bride to be" it will be a restoration and a bringing forth of the fullness of the Lord to their lives. What was done in secret will be revealed. A divine placement has been given like Joseph to be ready to care for their brothers and sisters who may have sold them into slavery. God is going to restore the years of suffering to bring forth the years of plenty in your lives.

2. To the "church at large." God is going to recompense according to what you have sown. If you have lived your lives mostly to sow to your fleshly need and desires, then you are going to reap from that same fleshly desires that could even produce a leanness in your souls. There will be a time to repent and turn to God, yet also a time of true reaping of what was sown either for good or for evil.

The Lord will allow you to taste what it means to truly have what you wanted apart from God. This will cause a part of the Body of Christ to truly repent and turn to the lord. It will cause another part of the Body love to wax cold and have a form of godliness and deny the power there of.

Then another part of the Body will begin to desert the Lord that they should have trusted and turn away from them because of the hardships they will face. They will actually blame the Lord as the cause of their problems instead of the sin that they never removed from their hearts.

3. The Last group will be the very nations of the world. God is giving each nation a choice to become a God fearing nation under His power and authority, or a "godless nation" under the full power of the god of this world. In those nations God will bring true recompense and punishment for rejecting Him, yet even in those nations a remnant will turn to find the Lord. God is going to give to each one the beginning of that recompense as the definition says, "punish or reward someone for their actions."

The first three months of the year 2012 you will begin to see these things come to pass in a way that are unmistakable and undeniable that God is truly in our midst and in the affairs of all mankind.

This word is submitted to the Holy Spirit to discern in you on whether this is a Word from the Lord or not. The Bible says, that the "natural man can never understand the "spiritual things of God, because the Spirit of God is not in him. Spiritual things must be discerned by spiritual people who have been Born Again and filled with the Holy Spirit of God.

This is the second Word from the Lord that God has given me for 2012. The first was to His Bride, and this second is to every person, every tribe and nation and His church. Pray over this and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you concerning these things.
God Bless You all in 2012! 
Pastor Henry Falcone

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More about 2012

2012. What I saw is all brightness and light. What I saw was bright light like of the noon day shining brightly. What I saw was good and goodness.  Just as Joseph saw the End of the Matter in his vision and did not see pit or prison, I did not see anything to cause a stumble, anything to cause alarm.  But I did sense that whatever may be hidden from view would have no power of sway as long as we stayed on the Pathway set before us.

For Abba tells us over and over, " I KNOW the plans I have for you..."
The Amplified reads this way: For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

So what will our choices be? Do we choose Life? Obedience or disobedience? Do we  choose Intimacy or neglect?  Do we choose Trust or trying to figure it out on our own? Do we choose His Way, or our way? His path or the one that "seems right to us but leads to death?"  Do we choose to believe or doubt?  

How we walk out this year will depend on what WE choose!  God has already chosen!  He has already prepared a good path, a good life, a good outcome.  The enemy of our souls has prepared trouble, has prepared trials and heartaches.  But God has promised us, " Many are the afflictions of the Righteous, but HE delivers them out of them all." Psalm 34:19

So stand tall!  Be of good cheer even as Jesus told us in John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]"

He does NOT paint a happy, bright picture, just to trick you and trip you up.  It is our enemy who does that... reference please Eve in the garden of Eden and the pretty spin that the serpent put on the forbidden fruit... how lovely it was, how much she would gain by it, how mean God was to try and "deprive her" and "keep her down."  Uh huh.  And we know how that played out!  No, GOD is not like that at all.  What He shows us, what he says is ours and what we can have and be, really are ours and available to us... if we only listen to HIS voice and not the voice of doubt, defeat and fear, like those 10 spies who came back with the evil report.  
It was evil because God had already said He had (past tense) given them the land, but they reported not only the lay of the land, they reported their own thoughts in their hearts and polluted everyone except Caleb and Joshua. And only Caleb and Joshua entered into the land of Milk and Honey!

So, I encourage you in this New Year, BE of good cheer!  All is not glum and dark and lost.  For Jesus the Christ has already paid the cost.  So draw near with a heart of confidence in your God, believe His Word is true, Believe He will do what He has said He will do. Believe His heart is full of LOVE and good plans for YOU!  And as you do, you will see many mighty breakthroughs, for the GOD of the Universe loves you and will move Heaven and Earth just for you!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Word for 2012

This is what I have perceived thus far for 2012. I can only share what I have seen and heard.  I believe that 2012 will hold many choices for us to stay on the right path, or be diverted off by circumstances and appearances.  

I urge you to Hear From Heaven FOR YOURSELF and do not blindly swallow everything that comes you way, even if it looks good!  It is time to discern the TRUE from the profane and false. 

With that being said, below is my offering presented before the Lord to you to judge for your own edification and uplifting.  May you have a blessed and prosperous New Year in the Lord!

Heard:  2012 The Year to Hear From Heaven

Tom said while praying together2012 is the Gateway to the Future

Seen:   A stone fence with a white wrought iron garden gate with a beautiful path leading somewhere into the distance and the gate stood ajar and about half way open, inviting you to walk through it. In the middle over the top of this picture I saw a long golden trumpet pointed down from the sky, like a megaphone if you will.  The vision was all in beautiful pastels and light and bright but the trumpet was a darker golden color, like it was very old, (Not new shiny gold).  The path was smooth, well worn and light in color, like white sand.  There were wide expanses of green field on each side of the path and flowers around the front of the fence and gate, with a big old full tree near the inside of the gate to my left, (as if it were guarding the entrance.)  I could see that there were rolling hills in the distance.  It reminded me of a Thomas Kincaid painting!

I have been pondering what all this means.

Stone fence = Foundations. Boundaries. Line of Demarcation.  End of one thing, Start of something New. To set apart, distinguish.

Gate = place of authority, place where business is transacted. Also a place of judgment.

A wide expanse= prosperity, peace and quietness

A path= journey, walking with God, Way of Life

A Trumpet= Prophetic Proclamation, Revelation, Flow of the Spirit, Messages, Communication, Judgment

Hills or small Mountains= Strength, Stability, Refuge, Majesty

This is the Year to hear from Heaven, for you will hear many voices and many “prophecies” in the coming days.  Listen for my Voice and discern good from evil.  The voice of fear will be speaking loudly. Pay it no mind.  You have come to the place of no return. Will you step through boldly into the New Year?  Or will you allow your faith to be frozen by doubt and fear? 

Wisdom is yours for the asking. Come sit under it’s boughs and commune with Me. Shrug off the past and cast your gaze upward to the things of the Spirit, upward to the place that is your eternal home.  You have struggled in the past to hear Me clearly.  Know this; I am speaking, and it is specific to your part and your place.  HEAR what I AM saying to YOU. When I met with Paul on the road to Damascus, did not all hear a noise?  But only Paul heard the WORDS that were meant for his ears.  So it is with you. There is much noise in these latter days and many words.  Not even all of my words are for you, for I give direction to many all at once, but My Spirit, makes the words plain and quickens those that are meant for your ears.  Train yourself to breathe deep of Me and trust yourself in My hands as I teach you how to hear ME even more clearly. 

I have drawn a line, and I have mapped out the way.  
I will lead you step by step and day by day. The line separates you from things that have to go. It forbids passage of the old, for I make all things new. I am the God of new beginnings, the God of second chances, the God of Impossiblities being made Possible!  Only Believe, and Keep your eyes on Me. 

I am calling you into a new place.  A new place of freedom and openness. A new level of confidence. I desire you to be my Confidant, one in whom I can entrust My Heart with things that are dear to ME.  I AM calling you to a new realm of My Glory, to walk with surefootedness and stability.  I AM calling you to execute righteousness and judgment. Righteousness in your living and doing, and judgment against the works of darkness and the evil one. I aAM placing My Words in your heart, as My Voice you will hear, so listen carefully with your spiritual ear.

You have walked through many trials and fire. You have seen what seemed to be the death of dreams and desires.  Now look around at the Bright New Day. I am not saying there won’t be trials along the way.  But step into my Glory and there I want you to stay! 
It is time to dream again, so begin today. Be of Good Cheer, for I AM right here!  I will lead you on a plain path for the sake of your enemies. I will guide you with My eye, so look at everything with the eyes of your spirit and not your fleshly eye. You WILL hear my voice and if you obey, on the pathway of Life you will find new Pleasures day by day. 

When the storm clouds come, and even shakings too, do not fear, for I AM and will be with you.  I AM your refuge, your only safe place to be. So come into My Secret Place and there tabernacle with ME.

There in My Presence I will show you what will be, for 2012 holds many things in store, and not all of them from ME.  However, remember, I hold all things in My Hand.  By My Will this earth continues to stand! I AM the Master Planner, and I hold the keys. Although the heathens rage all the more, they shall all be silenced when the Lion of Judah roars! 

So, My Beloved, speak the Word back to Me, give My angels flight to do My bidding for Me.  I’ve told you it is My Pleasure and the Kingdom Keys I’ve given to thee.  So now unlock the doors and set many free!  Open your mouth my Beloved, and let ME roar through thee!

Psalm 18:19(MSG)  He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved--surprised to be loved!

Psalm 118:5 (JPS)  Out of my straits I called upon the LORD; He answered me with great enlargement.

Psalm 16:11 (YLT)  Thou causest me to know the path of life; Fulness of joys is with Thy presence, Pleasant things by Thy right hand for ever! 

Psalm 1:3 (AMP)  And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Psalm 92:12 (AMP)  The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].

Revelation 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.