I was recently graciously asked by an Intercessory Prayer Group that Prays for Moves of God to provide lessons/messages once a week. I am putting these weekly messages in this section of my web page
Lesson/Message 2 — October 12, 2009
By way of background, in 1992, the Lord Jesus took me into Heaven and gave me the message which would transform His Bride into the Glorious Bride. I have only recently been released by the Lord to share what He shared with me. To God alone goes all the glory for what He shared. It is because of prayer warriors like the members of this group that the Lord is now unfolding the greatest move of God to ever occur on this earth. The Bride is going to be transformed into what He always meant for her to be, the world will see it and millions upon millions will be saved. Great displays of God’s power will confirm the gospel, entire cities will be saved in a day, nations in a week, as the Mighty Power of our Lord is released through His Glorious Bride.
“For My Bride will reflect My Glory and men will see it and be drawn to Me and be saved. My people will cease to walk and talk as mere men but will walk and talk as Sons and Daughters of God, in the full knowledge of who they are, in the full authority that I conferred upon them. This is the Day My Father has longed to see. This is the Day that satan has most greatly feared, when My People walk in everything I purchased for them on the cross. For as I, the Bridegroom, left earth after great victory over the enemy during my resurrection, so shall the Bride leave the earth after great victory over the enemy. And as I, the Bridegroom, was transfigured in secret, My Bride will be transfigured in public for all to see, and millions upon millions will be saved. My Glory will be seen on the faces of My people as it was seen on Stephen’s face before I return.
This is how I will transform My People. A hundred years ago, I showed My People that they should be full of My Spirit at Azusa Street. Now, I am showing them that they should also be full of My Word. Hebrews 1:3 says “The Son is the Radiance of God’s Glory”. This means that Jesus is the Glory of God. Jesus is also the Word of God, according to John 1:1. So the Word of God IS the Glory of God. So when My Bride becomes full of My Word, She becomes the Glorious Bride. My Word, Jesus, founded the Church and My Word, Jesus, will complete the Church. Jesus is the Beginning and End of All things.
My Word is alive (Heb 4:12). As My People become full of My Word, My Word, Jesus, will live through them. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So My Word, Jesus, living through My People will do the same things He did when He walked on the shores of the Galilee – He will heal the sick, raise the dead, restore sight to the blind, and preach the gospel to the poor.”
Jesus is what makes Heaven Heaven. “I am the Love of Heaven. I am the Joy of Heaven. I am the Peace of Heaven. I am the Light of Heaven. I am the Life of Heaven. I am the Truth of Heaven. I am the Wisdom of Heaven. I am what makes Heaven Heaven. I am My Word. So as you become full of My Word, Heaven becomes visible in your life and people will see it and want to get saved”
He gave me a couple of short messages recently that I will include here as well. He is wanting us to adjust our thinking because our thinking is hindering us walking in everything He purchased for us. He wants us to think like our brothers and sisters in Heaven are thinking right now, because we are going to be soon reunited with them. He is wanting us to think about us the way that He thinks about us. We are begotten sons and daughters of God. Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren. He wants us to no longer think and act like “mere men” as Paul said in I Cor 3:3,4. We are sons and daughters of the living God, kings and priests, reporting to the King of Kings and High Priest who ever lives to make intercession for us. He wants us to pray as Sons and Daughters would pray, not as men pray – He wants us to ask for BIG things, like cities and nations. If He did not withhold His Dear Son from us, will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?
I AM RESTORING THE FREEDOM OF HEAVEN TO MY PEOPLE
“I am restoring the Freedom of Heaven to my people. There is no bondage in Heaven. My People in Heaven walk in the fullness of joy, love, peace, light, life, wisdom, and truth in heaven. I also want My People who are on earth to walk in this same fr…eedom. I am free of all bondage. I am My Word. So as you become full of My Word, you walk in more and more of My Freedom. I am free from sin. So as you become full of My Word, you will walk in the freedom from sin I purchased for you on the cross. I am free of sickness. So as you become full of My Word, you walk in the health I purchased for you on the cross. I am free from poverty. As you become full of My Word, you walk in the riches of heaven I purchased for you on the cross. I am free from depression. As you become full of My Word, you walk more and more in the joy of heaven. I am free from deception. As you become full of My Word, you walk in the light and truth of heaven. I am free from worry. As you become full of My Word, you will walk in more and more of My Peace. For I am what makes Heaven Heaven. I am My Word. As you become full of My Word, you will walk in My Freedom, the Freedom of Heaven.”
MY CHURCH IS NOT A HOSPITAL
“You have heard it said that a church is a hospital. This is not my intention for a Church. A church gathering should be like Heaven. There are no lost in heaven, so if a lost person attends church, My Spirit will show him his need for Jesus. There are no sick in heaven. So if a sick person comes to church, My Power is present and will heal him. There are no depressed people in Heaven. So if a depressed person attends Church, My Joy will strengthen Him. There are no discouraged people in Heaven. So if a discouraged person attends Church, the Word living in its members will speak to and encourage him. For I want My People to walk in the fullness of My Spirit and My Word just as their brothers and sisters in Heaven walk in the fullness of My Spirit and My Word. For I am what makes Heaven Heaven. I am the love, the joy, the peace, the life, the light, the wisdom and the truth of Heaven. I am the Word. So, when a believer becomes full of My Word, Heaven becomes visible in His life. And as My People become full of My Word and My Spirit, Heaven will operate in the earthly realm and lives will be changed. This is my will for the Church.”
Lesson/Message 3 — October 19th, 2009
“I am doing a new thing in My Church. When I am done, My Glory will be visible on your faces. There will be no sick or feeble among you, and my people will be handed much of the world’s wealth to fund the preaching of the Gospel. For as I brought My People out of bondage to Egypt, I am bringing My People today out of bondage to the world, into the promised land purchased for them by the cross ”
“This is the day the enemy has most greatly feared, the day My People find out who they really are. The enemy has used lies to keep my people in bondage to fear. Let me tell you who you are to the enemy. The One who cast satan out of heaven lives in your heart. Not only that, the One who took from satan the keys of death, hell, and the grave lives in your heart. So your enemy is terrified of you. If you could only see your weapons and armor with your natural eyes, you would be in awe, for you are wearing MY Weapons and MY Armor. You see, when Jesus died on the cross for you, He gave you everything He had, this includes His Weapons and His Armor. You are now arrayed just like My Son Jesus. So you are very well equipped to utterly destroy the works of the enemy, whether on your knees or on the street. So go forth against the enemy. Take back your cities, your nation. Strike terror into the heart of the enemy. Speak to those things that hold people bound. For before I come back, every major city on this earth will be shaken with My Power, as My Gospel is preached throughout the earth”
“I am a consuming fire (Heb 12:29) I am My Word (John 1:1). So My Word is a consuming fire. As you consume My Word, My Word consumes you. Ask Me every day what you need to read from My Word and I will show you. As you say it to yourself, My Word becomes part of your spirit. My Words begin to burn in your heart, just as My Words burned in the hearts of the men on the road to Emmaus. For My Words are My Fire and they purify. John 15:3 “You are already clean, because of the Word I have spoken to you”. For My Blood cleanses from sin, and My Word cleanses from the World. Everything in this World will pass away, but My Word will never pass away. So My Word removes the temporal from you and replaces it with the eternal. My Word removes man’s thoughts and replaces them with My thoughts. My Word imparts My Image upon you. So the more you consume My Word, the more you will look like Me to the world. People will see Me and want to get saved. They will see My Love in you. They will see My Peace in you. They will see My Joy in you. For I put my entire being in My Word, so the more you are full of My Word, you are full of Me.
The reason Jesus was made manifest was to destroy the works of the devil (I John 3:8) . The reason My Word was made manifest was to destroy the works of the devil. That is why I gave My Word, to destroy the works of the devil. When you consume My Word, My Word living through you will destroy the works of the devil around you. So meditate on My Word in the way I meant for you to meditate upon it, by saying it to yourself, and as you do so, My Word will begin destroying the works of the devil through you. My Word, Jesus, will begin healing the sick, through you. My Word, Jesus, will raise the dead, through you. My Word, Jesus, will restore sight to the blind, through you. My Word, Jesus, will do the exact same things He did when He walked beside the Galilee, through you
So be greatly encouraged. This is the day I send My Son to retrieve His Bride. But before I can send Him, I must help His Bride make herself ready, and I will use My Word to do it. Then, when His Bride has become the Glorious Bride, the world will see it and millions and millions will be saved. For My Glory will cover the earth before I return, and it shall be seen on the faces of My People”
Lesson/Message 3 – Part 2 — October 19th, 2009
What the Lord taught me about reading The Word
The Lord showed me that when I read His Word during my quiet times with Him, it is better to read it softly to myself, aloud. I noticed that when I started reading His Word aloud, during my devotional times, He started working inside my spirit far beyond what He did when I read it silently. I ask Him to show me what He wants me to read, and then I say the verse or verses to myself twenty or thirty times. I sense His Word becoming part of my spirit. There always comes a point where it seems the spoken Word seems to be coming from my spirit as I am saying it – the anointing is on it. Then I sense things being “rearranged” for lack of a better word, in my heart. Sometimes I sense His Word “burning” in my heart for hours. Then, the next day, I can tell He has changed me.
Most people I know read the Word silently when they study it. It is better to read it aloud, I’ve found. The Lord showed me this simple change in how you read it will cause dramatic differences in your walk and ministry. He had led me to read the Word that way years before He took me to heaven and explained to me the “why” – that His Word is really spiritual bread, food for our spirits in the same way bread is food for our bodies, and just as our mouths are involved in eating physical bread, our mouths are involved in eating spiritual bread. He showed me this simple change in how we read the Word will radically change the church.
He showed me that many people think Smith Wigglesworth is an “exception”. Most think the miracles in Smith Wigglesworth’s ministry, including eight people being raised from the dead, were due to him being baptized in the Holy Spirit. But there are many who are baptized in the Spirit who see few miracles. The Lord showed me that Smith Wigglesworth was not only full of His Spirit, but Smith was also full of His Word, too. Lester Sumrall, who lived with Wigglesworth for three years, said Smith would always carry a red New Testament where ever he went, and would read from it, aloud, two or three hours, every day. So the mighty miracles in Smith Wiggleworth’s life were due to the fact that Smith applied the same principle the Lord had shown me. As this message makes its way through the body of Christ, there will be more and more people walking in the miraculous as Jesus walked in the miraculous. It is this message that leads to the mighty miracles including many being raised from the dead, that prophets have been predicting for years.
Why does this transformation take place? His Word is alive (Heb 4:12) When our hearts are full of His Word, His Word, Jesus, will live through us, and do the same things He did when He walked the shores of the Galilee, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind, preached the gospel, and raised the dead – in Smith Wigglesworth’s case, eight were raised from the dead.
Lesson/Message 4 – October 26, 2009
“My Purpose for you is to make My Glory visible. My Face lights heaven as the sun lights earth. My Glory radiates from My Face and permeates all of Heaven. My Love permeates heaven. My Joy permeates heaven. My Peace permeates heaven. My Light permeates heaven. My Life permeates heaven. My Truth permeates heaven. My Wisdom permeates heaven. All I AM, I have placed in Jesus. All I AM, I have placed In My Word. Colossians 1:19 “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” So as you become full of My Word, that which permeates heaven permeates your being. The Glory from My Face becomes visible on your Face. My Love becomes visible in your smile. My Joy becomes visible in your eyes. My Peace becomes visible in your disposition. My Life becomes visible as it heals your body. My Light becomes visible in your presence. My Wisdom and Truth become visible in your speech. For as you become full of My Word, you become permeated with My Glory. You become permeated with Heaven. All men seek to live in Heaven, so when they see Heaven in your life, they will want to know about Me. Then, you can tell them about Jesus, and they will become saved”
I am also including two short messages He has given me this past week
I AM THE LIFE OF MY PEOPLE
“I am the Life of My People. I am My Word. I impart My Life daily into My People as they partake of My Word. You will live life as it is in Heaven when you eat of the Bread from Heaven. Man’s words do not contain life. Just as bread is true food for your bodies, My Word is true food for your spirits. My Word will cause you to live life more abundantly. My Word will cause you to live a heavenly life in the earthly realm. Partake of My Word and people will see Heaven in your life, and want to get saved. For I have put My Whole Being within My Word, and as My People consume My Word, I become visible in their lives”
“My Spirit is spiritual water and My Word is spiritual bread. Your mind cannot fully understand this now, but you will later. Being full of My Spirit is associated with your mouth, praying in tongues. Being full of My Word is also associated with your mouth, saying My Word to yourself. I am in you, and You are in Me. When you partake of My Spirit and My Word, you partake of Me, allowing Me to operate through you. My Life flows through your being into the world around you. Living words come from the Heavenly realm into the Earthly realm through you and bless others. Words from My Throne proceed through your mouth, speaking hope to the world in the form of the Gospel, destroying the works of the enemy, decreeing My Will in the earthly realm. For you are my representatives on earth, My Royal Children, and as you partake of My Spirit and My Word, you will walk in the authority I intended for you to walk in”
“I am revealing everything to My Bride in the days before Our Wedding. For as My Bride beholds all I AM, she reflects My Glory. My Glory is Her Bridal Gown”
AS YOU MEDITATE ON MY WORD, YOU BEGIN TO SEE MY FACE
“As you meditate on My Word, you will begin to see My Face clearer and clearer. You will begin to look more and more like Me. For the pure in heart will see God (Matt 5:8). My Spirit will use My Word to take you from Glory to Glory as it works in you to remove the earthly and replace it with the Heavenly. Your face will begin to shine like My Face shines with My Glory. For My Word, Jesus, is My Image, and as You behold My Image, You become more like Me. People will see Me when they look at you, and want to get saved. For it is the deepest desire of man to see My Face, and when they see My Face, it will cause a yearning for Me, and they will get saved. Meditate on My Word. Ask Me what you should read, and I will show you. Say it softly to yourself until it enters your spirit. Just as physical bread enters your body through your mouth, My Spiritual Bread will also enter your spirit through your mouth. Your face reflects what’s in your heart, just as My Face shows what’s in My Heart. And when your heart is full of My Word, men will see Me, and want to get saved”
“My Face is the revelation of who I AM. My Inner Beauty is visible on My Face. Man’s deepest desire is to behold My Face. As you behold My Face, My Face becomes visible on your Face, because you were meant to reflect My Glory. My Face is My Revelation of who I AM. Jesus is My Face, made visible. Jesus is My Image, made visible. As you partake of My Word, My Word makes My Face visible in your life. For I have revealed Myself fully in My Word just as I reveal Myself full in My Face. Hebrews 1:3 says The Son is the Radiance of God’s Glory. Jesus is My Glory. John 1:1 says Jesus is My Word. So My Word is My Glory. As My Bride becomes full of My Word, she becomes the Glorious Bride. My Word in Her Heart imparts My Glory on Her Face. As I, the Bridegroom was transfigured, so shall My Bride be transfigured, but she will be transfigured in public for all the world to see. For I am using My Word to help My Bride make herself ready. When My Glory is visible on My Bride, millions upon millions will be saved. Once the harvest is complete, I will return to take My Glorious Bride to be with Me. For I put all My Beauty in My Word, and when My Bride beautifies herself with My Word, I will return to take Her home”
“Your purpose is to be a revelation of Me. Your purpose is to make My Glory visible in the earthly realm. For as you partake of My Word, My Word becomes visible in your life, Jesus becomes visible in your life. The Joy in My Word becomes visible in your smile. The Love in My Word becomes visible in your speech. The Peace in My Word becomes visible on your countenance. For You are to make My Word visible in the world. As you fill your hearts with My Word, people will see Jesus in your life and want to be saved”
Lesson/Message 4 – Part 2 – October 26th, 2009
“I am revealing all things to My Bride, because as My Bride beholds me, She becomes like Me. All My Beauty is contained in My Word. I will beautify My Bride with My Beauty. For My Father only gives the best gifts to His Children, and He is transforming My Bride into the best gift of all. My Father’s deepest desire is to bring me joy, and He is preparing a bride for Me who will bear My Beauty throughout all eternity. My Bride was the joy that was set before Me, and when I was sleeping, My Father removed Her from My Side. She is flesh of My Flesh, and Bone of My Bone. She is made from My Glory, just as I am My Father’s Glory. As I am a revelation of My Father’s heart, she is a revelation of My Heart. So when she becomes the Glorious Bride, the world will clearly see My Heart and be drawn to it. Multitudes will be saved. I see the angels making preparations for the Wedding and My Heart is filled with joy. Very soon, you will see Me in the sky, and your transformation will be complete. For I am coming in just days, but My Bride must make herself ready before I can return, and the Gospel must be preached throughout the earth”
Lesson/Message 5 — November 2nd, 2009
My Word makes My Will Visible
“When I speak, My Will becomes visible. It was My Will for the universe to exist, therefore I spoke, and it became visible. So My Word makes My Will visible. Jesus is My Word. Jesus is My Will, made visible. When you looked at Jesus, you saw My Will on Earth as it is in Heaven. When you become full of My Word, My Word will do My Will on earth as it is in Heaven through you, because My Word is alive. My Word in you will make My Will visible in the earth realm. It is My Will for man to walk in love. My Word in you will make that visible. My Will is for man to be full of joy. My Word in you will make that visible. My Will is for man to be health and prosper. My Word in you will make that visible. For as a man becomes full of My Word, My Word, Jesus, goes about His Father’s Business through that man. Jesus always does His Father’s Will.
The reason Jesus was made visible was to destroy the works of the devil. Jesus purpose was to restore as it is in Heaven to the Earth realm. He is the Image of My Will. My Will is that My Image be restored to Man, and Heaven’s image be restored to Earth. By His death on the cross, He made this possible. Through My Church, you will make this visible. For as you fill your hearts with My Word, My Word restores My Image to the heart of Man, and Man’s face begins looking like My Face. For it was My Will for Man to reflect My Glory. It was My Will for Man to make My Glory visible in the Earth realm. So as you become full of My Word, My Glory will become visible on your face. Your Face will look like My Face.
It is My Will that Earth be like Heaven. My Word in you will make this visible. My Children walk in perfect love and unity in Heaven. My Word in your heart will restore the unity to My Church. For My Word is My Heart. All I AM, I have placed in My Word. As My People become full of My Word, My People will have My Heart. As My People become full of My Word, My People will have one heart. Before I return, My People will be of one heart. For divisions were caused by man, and there is nothing man made in Heaven, so all that is man made will be removed from My Body.”
My Purpose for America
The Lord has plans for various countries and leader to further His purposes. Right now, we provide the majority of funding in efforts to spread the Gospel, and we were Israel’s ally when no one else would lift a hand, the 1973 war is one example of that. As long as we continue to fund the Gospel and continue to be Israel’s ally, we are fulfilling our purpose. I believe we were also meant to be a light on hill, a symbol of religious freedom, where Christians could worship God freely, but we have veered away from that purpose to a degree. There are many, many Christians in the United States. I believe before Jesus comes back, we will have a major move of God in the United States that will dwarf the various revivals and awakenings that have occurred here in the past. I believe the Lord is going to shake most major cities with His power. When this happens, many works of the enemy will be destroyed. The problems of crime and immorality will be greatly reduced.
He is in the process of transforming His Bride into the Glorious Bride. That process has begun – it is NOT something that will occur in the future. It has started, and it has started in this country and has already spread to other areas. We have seen mighty moves of God already, and some are occuring in various areas such as in Africa, but what He is doing now is in a different category, greater than a revival or even a reformation, it is a transformation. It is the culmination of what God began with Gutenberg, when with the use of technology, it became possible to mass produce the Word of God and put it into the hands of the common man. Luther was used to not only restore the truth of salvation by faith, but he also translated the Word into German, so every man could read it in his own language. God used Wycliff and others to make the Word readable in English and other languages. As His Word was reintroduced into society, He began to reveal the truths that had be locked away for years. He used John Wesley to restore the truth of Grace, and the concept of preaching the Gospel outside the Church walls. He restored the truth of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to help us walk in His Anointing and preach His Word with signs following. And now He is showing us that we should also be full of His Word, which is the culmination of the restoration of His Word to the Church. It is when His Word becomes part of our beings that the Living Word begins to live through us. He is restoring His Glory to the Church. At the end of this transformation, His Glory will be visible on all our faces, and miracles such as never been seen will be common.
“For when My People become full of My Word, My Word, Jesus, will live through My People, and He will do the same things that He did when He walked the shores of the Galilee – He will raise the dead, heal the sick, and preach the good news to the poor. For My Word, Jesus, founded the Church, and My Word, Jesus, will complete the Church. Jesus is the beginning and end of all things. For My Purpose for the Church will be fulfilled. My Bride will be transfigured with My Glory, just as I was transfigured. But while I was transfigured in secret, My Bride will be transfigured for all to see. And then, I will return. For I cannot return until I see Myself in My Bride, and until the Gospel has been preached to all the earth. This will be seen many many who read this. I am using this site to share this with My People, because you will see My Kingdom being made manifest. For My Kingdom is Heaven being made visible in the earth realm”
Hebrews 1:3 says The Son is the radiance of God’s Glory. So Jesus IS the Glory of God. John 1:1 Says that Jesus is the Word of God. So the Word of God IS the Glory of God. As each believer becomes full of His Word, His Glory will become visible on each believer. As each believer shines with His Glory, the Bride becomes the Glorious Bride. His Glory is His Resurrection Power. His Glory raised Jesus from the dead. Romans 6:4 says “just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” So just as His Glory raised Jesus from the dead, His Glory restores His Life to His Bride. And this Life will draw all men unto Him
Walking in the Glory of His Presence is walking in the Light. His Love is His Light. When we are full of His Word, the Light of His Presence is visible in our lives. “For man’s deepest hunger is My Love. When you are full of My Word, You are full of My Light. The warmth of My Love radiates from you and permeates all your words and actions. Men will be drawn to this and want to be saved”
God saved His best, for last. The glory of the latter house will be greater than the glory of the former house, because His Glory will be visible on those of the latter house
Lesson/Message – Week 6 Part 1 – November 7th, 2009
My Word is My Authority
“My Word is My Authority. All of My Authority resides in My Word. Jesus, My Word, said in Matthew 28:18 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” So as a man fills His Heart with My Word, he begins to walk in the Authority I meant for him to walk in. My Will is to rule from heaven through My Bride. My Will is for things on earth to be as it is in heaven. My Word living in you will make heaven become visible around you. If there is strife in your home, My Word living in you will create heavenly peace. For My Word restores the image of heaven to the earth realm, just as My Word restores My Image to the face of man. My Purpose for you is to exert My Authority to set the captives free, to release the blessing of heaven and to impose the victory of the resurrection on the kingdom of darkness. You can loose what is loosed in heaven, and you can bind what is bound in heaven. My Word restores heavenly order to the earthly realm. The degree that you have My Word in your heart is the degree of the authority that you walk in.
My Will is that everything erected by the enemy be destroyed. My Will is that strongholds be pulled down. Entire nations are closed to the gospel because of fallen angels ruling over them. My Will is for you to exert My Authority to pull them down so My Gospel can be preached freely. Millions are living in darkness because My Bride is not walking in My Authority. Before I return, every evil principality must be pulled down so the Gospel can be freely preached to all the earth. Individual cities are also held in bondage. I want those cities set free as well. Just as every person has a purpose, every city and nation has a purpose, and I want that purpose restored. Los Angeles was meant to be a source of Gospel broadcasts, its name means The Messenger. The enemy has perverted its purpose, and now it is a messenger of sin. My Will is that My Bride take Authority over the evil spirits over Los Angeles so its purpose will be restored. Philadelphia and Miami were meant to be a lights of friendship, but the enemy has made it violent. New York was meant to be a city of new beginnings, but it is where many have had their hopes dashed. As My Bride is transformed by becoming full of My Word, your cities and nations will be transformed. For I am doing a new thing on the earth. My Bride is becoming the Glorious Bride. The captives will be set free, and the gospel will be preached to all the earth before I return.”
A Study of John 15
In this chapter, the word “pruned” and “cleaned can be used interchangeably, since they both have the same Greek word.
John 15:3 – You are already clean, because of the Word I have spoken to you. (NIV)
If you look at that verse in context, it should probably actually be translated
John 15:3 – You are already pruned, because of the Word I have spoken to you,
because before and after that verse, He is talking about the Father pruning us, so we will be even more fruitful. The translators should have been consistent in their translation of the word for prune, but decide to use clean instead.
That being said, what is the way this chapter should be interpreted? People have talked about all manner of interpretation, that we are pruned by what the Father allows to occur to us in various trials, etc. This is not what this chapter says at all. Let me quote the pertinent section:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5″I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
1. John 15:2 The Greek for prunes also means cleans.
If you read John 15:3 and the footnote, copied verbatim from the biblegateway website, you see that its HIS WORD that the Father uses to prune us. What does pruning involve? It involves cutting away to increase the growth of fruit, the removal of extra foliage so more sap can go to the production of fruit. We already know His Word is a cutting instrument, its called a sword in Hebrews 4:12 – a living sword. What does His Word cut away? Things the gardener does not want in our lives which hinder fruitfulness? What things? Worldliness, man’s ideas, carnality, etc. So as we become full of His Word, His Spirit uses His Word like a sword to remove things from us which hinder fruitfulness – fruitfulness referring to the fruits of the spirit. What are the fruits of the spirit? They are evidence of Jesus in our lives. Fruitfulness is the word being made flesh, being made visible in our lives. It is Jesus being made visible in our lives. When He becomes visible in our lives, that is when we become the witness we are supposed to be. Thus, when we become full of His Word, His Word becomes visible in us, and we become living letters to be read of all men/
Also, look at the purpose of this pruning –
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
This pruning glorifies the Father in a visible way, indicated by the word “showing”. We are witnesses of Jesus, not just by word, but by who we are, what is visible in our lives.
Look at the Amplified translation of this verse:
8When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
It implies people can look at us and see Him being lifted up and glorified in a visible way. His Glory will be visible on us for all to see. It will also be demonstrated by our lives. This ties into that verse in 2 Corinthians 3:18
18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
So as we fill our hearts with His Word, His Spirit uses His Word to prune us and take us from glory to glory, so that we become more and more like Him. So that our countenance begins to look like His Countenance, which glows with the Glory of God. Going from Glory to Glory IS the pruning process Jesus talked about in John 15
The Lord is showing His Bride the true meaning of John 15, the practical way to become transformed into the Image of Jesus. The church has not taught John 15 the way it should have been taught – He is showing us how we must become full of His Word, just as we must become full of His Spirit. This final piece of the puzzle is the piece which completes the Church, it restores the Church to what she was meant to be, the Glorious Bride of Christ, because it restores His visible image to individual believers.
My Word is a Consuming Fire
“I am a consuming fire. I consume that which is not Holy. I consume that which is Man made. I consume that which is not Heavenly. There is nothing unholy in Heaven. There is nothing man made in Heaven. I am My Word. My Word is a Consuming Fire. My Word destroys the Worldly. My Word destroys the Man Made. My Word renews the mind by replacing man’s thoughts with My Thoughts. My Word purifies because it is both Water and Fire. This is because I am both Life and Fire. My Life consumes death and My Fire consumes the Man Made. My Word purifies the believer. While My Blood cleanses from sin, My Word cleanses from the World. John 15:3 – You are already clean, because of the Word I have spoken to you. My Word cleans from the World. When you saw Me in the Gospels, you saw My Word. I washed My Disciples feet because their feet were dirty from contact with the World. My Word washes what is polluted by the World. Those who are pure in Heart will see God. As you fill your hearts with My Word, the eyes of your heart are opened so you can see My Face clearer and clearer. My Spirit in your Heart uses the Word in your Heart to cleanse you of the World. As You fill your hearts with My Word, you begin to walk in My Ways and stop walking in the ways of man. My Word begins to live through you and walk and talk through you. You become a vessel ready for the Masters use. So become full of My Word so you will be set aside. My Word will take you from being called to being chosen. Those who are full of My Word will be mightily used in the days before My Appearing. For My Bride must be pure of the World before I can return to take Her Home. For all man made things will be removed from Her before she will come to be with Me, for there are no man made things where I am. When She is pure of the man made, She will display My Heavenly Glory for all to see. Many will see this and be saved. For when each believer becomes full of My Word, She will shine with My Glory like pure gold. And as each believer is transformed, My Bride will be transformed”
Lesson/Message 7 — November 16th, 2009
What My People mean to Me
It is impossible for you to grasp how much I love you. Even after you get your new bodies, you will not be able to comprehend even a small fraction of its depth. For millions of years, you will wonder at the depth of My Love for you. My care for you is infinite. When you hurt, I hurt. When you rejoice, I rejoice. The mention of your name cause such overwhelming love that I would die for you again if you needed it. The vastness of the universe can fit inside my heart, yet that vastness is nothing compared to the Love I have for EACH of my children. Creation was My Gift to you. Every good thing you see is My Gift to you. My Son is my gift to you. You are that pearl of great price, that I would give everything to possess. My only thoughts of you are thoughts of your good. The smallest details of your life have been planned with infinite care. EVERY single flower, every single sunset, every single day – is My Gift to you. You believe Heaven will be a place of great joy – but You being with Me in heaven brings me joy that is beyond what you can comprehend. You make heaven heaven, for Me. So never doubt My Love for you. Though the enemy come against you, and things look dark, the Sun always shines – and My Love always shines for you.”
“As you get My Word in your heart, you will begin to have this SAME love for one another. It will not be “like” my Love, it will exactly the same love. This is because I have placed My Heart in My Word. So My Heart in you will overflow with love for your brothers and sisters. The More of My Word that you have in your heart, the more fully immersed in My Love you will become. Because I am love, My Children are also Love. My Word in you will cause you to become walking and talking Love. The world will see this and want to get saved. For man’s deepest desire is to experience My Love. Fallen man is separated from My Love, but remembers My Love because before each person is born, they were part of Me – that is what “Father of spirits means” (Heb 12:9) But when they are born, they are separated from Me because of sin. And the cross makes it possible for people to become reunited with My Love. And when people see this love, they will be drawn back to me.”
“I have placed My Being inside My Word. I have placed Love inside My Word. So as you become full of My Living Word, My Love begins to operate through you. Love is the Law of Heaven. So as My People become full of My Word, they begin to walk in synch with Heaven, and Heaven becomes visible in the earth. Your purpose is to make Heaven visible in the earthly realm, and it is My Love living through you that makes Love visible. My Love is the source of all Joy, because in My Presence is the fullness of Joy. In the Presence of Love is the fullness of Joy. Joy is the response to Love. This Joy will radiate from your faces and be carried on your words and in your songs. For My Joy comes from seeing Joy in your lives. It is within your power to give Me the desires of My Heart, just as I seek to give You the desires of Your heart when you rejoice in Me. For this is the day that My Joy is made full, when My Bride walks in the Love I have always meant for her to walk in. This Love is what shows the World that The Church is heavenly and not earthly. Rejoice, My Bride, for you will experience My Love in ways never seen on earth until this day, as I prepare you for the joy of Our Wedding. On that day, I will be the most joyful one of all”
“So be greatly encouraged. If you are struggling, say what My Word says about you. Sing songs of Worship, and the clouds will disappear. My Face shines over you, and nothing can separate you from My Love”
Days of Rejoicing
“The enemy has targeted some of you since birth because He knew I had a call on your life. Since birth, you have been attacked, oppressed, rejected, despised, silenced, and wounded. THIS DAY, I AM REVERSING ALL THE ENEMY HAS DONE TO YOU. I AM RESTORING ALL THAT WAS STOLEN. FOR YOU ARE CHERISHED IN MY SIGHT AND GREATLY VALUED. AND I WILL DISPLAY MY LOVINGKINDESS IN YOUR LIFE FOR ALL TO SEE. YOU WILL BE LIFTED UP, AND MY GOODNESS AND MERCY WILL BE WITH YOU AND FOLLOW YOU ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, AND YOU WILL REJOICE IN MY GOODNESS. THE DAYS OF YOUR SORROW ARE OVER. THE DAYS OF YOUR REJOICING ARE HERE”
Lesson/Message — Week 8 November 23, 2009
“What My Faithfulness should mean to you: It should mean you should always be at rest, knowing I am taking care of your every need. You should be free of all worry and fear. You should be confident in My Goodness to shelter you, in My Ears to Hear you, in My Hand to shield you. It should cause you to be at peace when the arrows fly past you, when the enemy roars beside you, when the fire burns around you. It should cause you to rejoice when things look dark and hopeless. As a baby rests in his mothers arms, you should rest in Me. For when you set your heart on Me, I take you where no harm can come near you, no enemy can touch you, no trap ensnare you. In My arms, there is peace.
So rest your heart on My Shoulder by resting your confidence on My Word. For when you stand on My promises, nothing can move you. My Words are not like man’s words and My Promises are not like man’s promises. Man may let you down, but I will never let you down. Man may disappoint you, but I will never disappoint you. No matter how things appear, nothing can take you out of My hand. For My sole purpose for you is your good, and My sole desire for you is to bless you, and there is no power on earth than can stop Me from showering you with My Goodness if you will stand on My Word.”
The Gospel shall be preached from the Minarets
I was speaking Saturday morning and the Lord started giving prophecy about the fact that the Gospel WILL BE preached over all the earth, even in places like Saudi Arabia – then VERY STRONGLY, He said “The Gospel WILL BE broadcast from the minarets”
“Just as the Bridegroom went into the very domain of the enemy and dealt Him total humiliation, so shall My Bride deal the enemy total humiliation before I return, but this humiliation will be much worse, because it will be a public spectacle in the earth realm. This is justice for what the enemy did by making a public spectacle of Me on the cross. My Bride shall rejoice greatly in this”
Message/Lesson — Week 9 Nov 30, 2009
This is the Day of Great Rejoicing
“This is the day of Great Rejoicing. I am setting each individual free from condemnation’s oppression as part of setting My Bride free from the world. There is change coming in every area. The old is passing away and the new is coming. The enemy has placed people in My People’s lives as egyptian task masters. Today, I am setting them free. For all of the enemy’s plans against My People are being brought to nought as I bring new joy to the Heart of My Bride. Blessings will pursue My Bride and My People will not be able to escape them. The world will see the attention I shower on My Bride and want to learn of Me. For I have ordained that all the enemy has stolen will be restored sevenfold. And there will be great rejoicing as I manifest My Goodness in the sight of My People. For these are the days preceding My Wedding, and My Bride will rejoice in Her Bridegroom!”
“Before I return, the hearts of fathers will be turned to their children (Mal 4:6). Wounds from childhood will be healed. Hope will be restored where it was absent. Smiles will be restored to where there were tears. Laughter will be restored where there was once silence. For every trace of the enemies handiwork will be erased from the lives of My People. People will live in levels of joy they never knew existed. Faces will be sore at the end of the day from laughter. For as the days of My Return approach, and My People in Heaven are reunited with My People on earth, the Heavenly realm will become more and more manifest in the earthly realm. And whatever Heaven touches, it heals, whatever Heaven touches, it restores, for Heaven is the realm where My Glory shines for all to see, and My Glory restores all that it touches, and My Glory will be visible on earth before I return”
“Where the enemy operates, there is oppression. I am delivering my people from ALL oppression so they will be free to serve Me in great rejoicing. My people will no longer make bricks for the egyptians under their whips, beaten and cast down and discouraged. Today is the day they will walk in the freedom and joy I purchased for them. This is the day of reversal. Where there is discouragement, there will be rejoicing. Where there is sickness, there will be health. Where there is poverty, there will be abundant provision. For just as My Son experienced great victory at the resurrection, so shall His Bride experience great victory. For My People have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm (Eph 1:3), and these blessings will be made visible in the earthly realm, because it is My Will that it be on earth as it is in Heaven. And Heaven is a place of great rejoicing”
Message/Lesson — Week 10 Dec 8, 2009
Most people think of truth as a concept or an idea. This is not true. Truth is a Person. I am Truth. I am My Word. My Word is Truth. When you stand on a promise, you are not standing on a concept, you are standing on Me. When you rely on a promise, you are not relying on a statement, you are relying on Me. When you wield the truth in battle, you are not wielding an idea, I am fighting your battle. When you accept the truth of salvation described in My Word, you are not assenting to a phrase, you are accepting Me into your heart. For My Truth does not exist in the realm of the mind but in the realm of the Spirit for My Words are Spirit and they are Life, and My Word is Truth.
Creation was designed to reflect My Glory, just as man was designed to reflect My Glory. My Truth is My Glory, because My Word is Truth and My Word is Light. When man fell, creation became marred. Creation ceased to accurately reflect the Truth of its creator. The visible became deceptive. Earth ceased to be like Heaven. So My People should not rely on what their eyes see and what their ears hear, but only on what My Word says. For My Word is Truth, regardless of what your senses tell you. And not only is My Word Truth, but it contains within it the ability to restore what is true to the visible realm. So if you are sick, you must not rely on what your senses say, but on what My Word says. As My Truth comes from your lips, My Word, Jesus, restores what is true to the physical realm and healing becomes visible. By His Stripes you were healed. For creation was designed to reflect My Truth, and it responds to My Truth as you say it. That is why My Word must always be on your lips, so I can restore things as they should be around you.
I also want My People to reflect My Truth. I want the world to see My Truth in My Bride. Man became marred by the fall, and the spirits of man were darkened as my Glory departed. My Word lights the World, because I, Jesus, am the Light of the World, and I am the Word. Where I am, darkness flees. Where I am, nothing of the enemy can stand. For My Truth overpowers all darkness, and the darkness is powerless to overcome it. This is because everything of the enemy is built on sinking sand. Every idea and every stronghold of the enemy is vulnerable, because it is not built upon Me, the Truth. So become full of My Word, and go boldly to those places where darkness exists. Go to the areas where there is no light. Go to where there is no hope. And My Truth coming from your mouth will set them free.
My Truth sets men free because I am free. As men become full of My Word, My Word, Jesus, removes all bondage, and allows you to walk in the same freedom that I walk in. I am not a slave to sin, so My Word in you will cause you to walk in freedom from sin. I am not a slave to fear, so My Word in you will help you walk free from fear. I am not a slave to sickness, so My Word in you will cause you to walk in My Health. For My Truth restores My Freedom to man, freedom that I purchased for them on the cross. My hands and feet were nailed to the cross so your hands and feet could be free to serve Me. So become full of My Word, and My Truth will restore the freedom of heaven to your life. For there is perfect freedom in heaven, and I want My Bride to walk in that freedom. My Word in Her heart will set Her free.
Message/Lesson — Week 11 Dec 15, 2009
The Transformation of His Bride
The last two major phases of the tranformation of His Bride are the revelation that She should be full of His Spirit and that She should be full of His Word. The revelation that She should be full of His Spirit is what empowers Her to preach the Gospel to the whole earth and fulfill the great commission. The revelation that She should be full of His Word is what transforms His Bride into the Glorious Bride and prepares Her for the Wedding with the Lamb. These two things will be achieved before He returns. The revelation She should be full of His Spirit occurred a hundred years ago. The revelation She should be full of His Word is occurring now.
Much has been said about how His Spirit empowers us to be witnesses, but little has been said about how His Word transforms. This is because it was not the right time for His Bride to focus on that. Now it is. We are now moving into the last phase of the Brides transformation before the return of the Bridegroom.
This preparation phase is identical to Esther’s preparation phase before she presented herself to the King. It is a time of being shut away and prepared. It is His Word that performs the preparation. There is nothing more beautiful than the Lord Jesus Christ, The Word, so to make His Bride fit for the marriage, He must beautify Her with His Own Beauty. He has placed His Beauty, His Glory, within His Word. We see this in Hebrews 1:3 – The Son is the Radiance of God’s Glory. Jesus is the Glory of God. John 1:1 tells us that Jesus is the Word of God. So the Word of God IS the Glory of God, and as His Bride becomes full of His Word, She becomes the Glorious Bride.
The Friend of the Bridegroom is the Holy Spirit. He is symbolized in Esther by the people who helped Esther prepare. She took special baths so the she would be “uncommon” and not have the “aroma of the world”. In Ephesians 5 and in John 15:3 we see that his bride is prepared by the Washing of the Water of the Word. It not only “cleans” the Bride from the World, but sets the Bride aside for the Bridegroom. This is because His Word is Fire, and thus purifies, and makes Her an honored vessel, set aside for the Master’s use.
So what the Lord is doing now in the Church is unlike anything that has ever been seen before. It is far greater than a revival or even a reformation – it is a total transformation. Much like those homes in Extreme Makeover, things are being torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. Man’s handiwork is being destroyed and His Handiwork is being restored. It is done by those full of His Word, directed by His Spirit. His Word separates because it is a living Sword. It separates the heavenly from the worldly. So His Word will be performing a massive transformation in the Church such as never been seen. Those who resist this transformation will be like those in the Wilderness where the earth swallowed them up. The example of Korah, or more recently, Ananias and Sapphira, should be foremost in the minds of those determined to resist what He is doing now, for He will have His Bride, and no man shall succeed in stopping it from coming to pass. He will, as Gamaliel advised, find himself fighting against God Himself.
Message/Lesson — Week 12 Jan 28, 2010
“I am the source of all good things. I wish to create good things in your life because of My intense love for you. I create all things with My Word. I establish and reveal My Ways in My Word. If you look in Genesis, I created all things with My Word and declared the things I created to be “good”. All of creation is My Gift to you. Again, you see in the Gospels where I used My Word, Jesus, to bring into existence the New Creation. This was made legal on the Cross and made a reality by the Resurrection. Again, My New Creation is a gift to you. I created you in My Image. It is My Will for you to walk like Me, to talk like Me, and to act like Me. This is because I made you the visible Image of Me in the earthly realm. And as I do all things with My Word, I want you to to do all things with My Word. As I bring blessings into existence with My Word through the power of My Spirit, so I want you to do the same. My Word in your lips contains My Creative Power, because I have placed all I AM in My Word. My Word is established forever in Heaven, and I want you to speak My Word in the earthly realm to cause that which has been purchased for you in the Spirit by My Son’s sacrifice on the Cross to become visible in your lives. For as the day approaches for My Wedding, I wish to lavish gifts on My Bride. For those of you who have had your health stolen, I wish to restore it with My Word.
I would like to point you to the ministry of My Servant Smith Wigglesworth. He was not only full of My Spirit but he was also full of My Word. He would spend two to three hours a day reading aloud from a New Testament he carried with him where ever he went. This was not a religious exercise. I had put into him an intense hunger for My Spirit and My Word. I did this because he asked me to. He partook voraciously of My Living Water and My Living Word. And I honored him by causing many creative miracles to occur in his ministry. Missing limbs were restored. Life was restored to those who had fallen asleep. I am no respecter of persons. IF you ask Me for this same hunger, I will give it to you. And I will also honor YOUR ministry with the SAME type of creative miracles. For there is nothing too hard for Me. And My People are walking way below what I intended for My People to walk in. This is the time when My People begin to walk in ALL I intended for My People to walk in, ALL that I purchased for them on the Cross. So come into My Presence, live in My Presence as My Servant Smith Wigglesworth did, and ask for an INTENSE hunger for My Spirit and My Word, and walk in the bounty of blessings I have set aside for you and for your ministry before I created all things.”