on earth is more demoralized than My own? For I behold My own Church
laying down the weapons of the Spirit in the most critical moments
of the battle. Even now your enemy satan is frantically deploying
the most hideous weapons in his own arsenal, which he has largely
reserved for these end times.
certain church properties and Christian homes, the entire earth
is yet under his usurped dominion. He is the prince of this world,
while My people are strangers and pilgrims in it. The enemy continually
strives to tear down My beloved ones at work, at school, in every
circumstance of life. The eyes of the saints are assaulted by pornography
on newspaper racks in supermarkets and elsewhere, and the very atmosphere
of this world reeks of Sodom. I continually receive evil reports
from My holy angels about the unutterable wickedness of this present-day
is meant to be an oasis of refreshing in the wasteland of this world,
a wellspring of Living Water to revive weary souls, and a place
to fortify saints to engage in spiritual warfare.
I gave the
nine Gifts of the Spirit for the edifying of My Body the Church.
They were meant to be an expression of My Love manifested through
the workings of My Holy Spirit.
I long to
speak to My assemblies through the utterance gifts of Prophecy,
Tongues and Interpretation. Many a weary, discouraged saint has
been uplifted and encouraged by receiving a word in due season through
these verbal gifts. Many lethargic believers have been inspired
to renew their first Love for Me and to forsake lukewarmness through
the ministry of the Prophetic Word.
times when the battle grows so intense that the human spirit would
fail if I did not impart a special anointing of faith for victory
over the works of satan. Ordinary faith will not suffice for every
situation. Let there be those in your midst who seek Me for the
Gift of Anointed Faith, so that victory can be achieved every time
on behalf of weaker saints who might grow discouraged and fall by
It took a
miracle to part the Red Sea. It took an even greater miracle to
raise the shattered form of My precious Son from death. There are
times when one must operate by faith in the supernatural realm,
when the laws of nature are suspended for the outworking of My own
purposes. Let those held captive by satan find deliverance from
his prison house through the operation of the Gift of Miracles.
Let My Church
be a place of healing. I have no hands in this world but those yielded
to Me, hands which are willing to anoint the sick with oil and pray
the Prayer of Faith, that these afflicted ones might recover. Sometimes
the healing will be instantaneous; other times it will manifest
itself gradually. At times I will empower one saint to pray successfully
for the healing of cancer; at other times, some other saint might
have the anointing to pray for the healing of chronic illnesses
or even blindness. In time of need, there should be manifestations
of the Gifts of Healing, imparted to consecrated believers by the
Spirit as He will; But My spirit is a Gentleman. He will not force
My Gifts upon those unwilling to accept them.
needs its intelligence operation, keeping track of enemy strategy,
and planning its own strategy accordingly. Through the Gift of Divine
Knowledge, My Spirit imparts crucial information on people, places,
and things. He sheds light on hidden needs and areas of conflict.
He uncovers the secret workings of satan, who has often tried to
infiltrate My Church with false brethren and damaging heresies.
Lives have been preserved from natural disasters and from criminal
attack because of the working of the Gift of Knowledge.
operation of the Discerning of Spirits, My Spirit can reveal the
demonic origin of illnesses, or help you detect a false, deceiving
spirit trying to make inroads into the life of a person or entire
congregation. He will give anointed believers the power to take
authority over the evil spirits, and cast them out in the Name of
Jesus. Many people have been set free from physical and mental disorders
through the operation of this gift. Many churches have avoided splitting
over doctrinal disputes, or turning into cults because the workings
of satan were detected in time.
was needed in the time of King Solomon, how much more is it needed
now in these days of gross darkness. Far better that a believer
seek MY way out of a deep difficulty than to resort to hit-and-miss
tactics to repulse the attacks of the enemy. My special Anointing
of Divine Wisdom will preserve lives from needless tragedies and
help saints to steer clear of spiritual or circumstantial shipwreck.
works of the Spirit were part of My commission I gave to My disciples
just before ascending to heaven. Not for the sake of vainglory or
show, but because the multitudes are perishing for want of deliverance
from the works of satan. I came to destroy the works of the devil!
Yet My Church
is rapidly veering away from My original commission to engage in
spiritual warfare against the works of the devil. Genuine interest
was shown by saints of the previous generation, and a beginning
was made during that outpouring of My Spirit.
But now apathy
has set in. In the interest of preserving so-called order,
My Spirit is quenched. Often, very little effort is made by My pastors
to even study about the operation of these precious Gifts. There
is a deeply entrenched fear that chaos and confusion would result
if My people were set free to actually begin to move in the Gifts
of the Spirit. So My soldiers are obliged to throw down their weapons.
Only the devil benefits from that.
There is an
attitude prevalent in My Body: SOMEDAY the Glory will fall down.
SOMEDAY God will do great and mighty things. SOMEDAY the multitudes
will be delivered, and a mighty work will be accomplished for the
Glory of God.
has resulted from a loss of the expectancy of the imminency of My
soon Appearing to receive My people to Myself. Predictions of My
Appearing in the last generation failed to materialize, because
My Father had other plans. So there is a false belief that you will
be here many more years. Hence, there is less urgency in hearts
to seek My face and plead with Me to send a fresh Revival of the
Spirit among My people, and to impart a fresh anointing to do My
wonderful works of deliverance on behalf of the multitudes bound