Monday, October 31, 2011

"Be Still"

"Be Still"

"I know you didn't want this call. But you asked Me for My heart. You asked to know and share in My love. Will you now change your mind because I have asked you to share it with others? Won't you trust that I am able to bring comfort in the midst of grief—even in My own grief? Rest in My heart. I will quiet you with My love."

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Faith in Law

"Faith in Law"

"My people, for a long time many of you have been laboring to 'advance the kingdom' by striving to enshrine My name in the public square—in the government, in laws, in courts, in schools and in popular culture. Unintentionally you have tried to build My kingdom according to the ways of the kingdoms of this world. Because there have been times you seem to have made 'progress', you have been unable to see that you have returned to putting your faith 'law' instead of in the power of My gospel and My Spirit.

"A time is coming when you will be betrayed by the public square, and the kingdom you have tried to build there will be of no use to you. For My kingdom is not meant to be a kingdom of this world, and My name is not meant to be used as an instrument of politics.

"Come to Me now and let Me re-teach you My ways. Come back to the Cross, for seeking after 'law' will leave you bruised and devastated in the end. Come to Me now before darkness overtakes you."

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Every Tribe

"Every Tribe"

"All of you! All of you!
All of you are My children!
African, Asian, Australian,
European, Islander, Middle Eastern,
North and South American—
all of you are My precious children!

"Each one of you is My child,
My treasure, My pride and My inheritance.
I do not show favoritism
because you all are My favorites!

"Therefore I commanded you
to love each other as I have loved you,
even when you have been hurt by each other.
Remember My love for you all
and choose to forgive.
You are each other's
eternal treasure and reward!"


Art link: "From His Perspective"

Dancing in Oppression

"My child, I will send you into difficult places.
I will use you to share My heart, to speak My word
to those who will listen and to those who will not.
You will be rejected and spoken against,
but I will give you peace in the midst of being mistreated.

I will take your hand
and you will look into My eyes
in the midst of oppression,
and in the Spirit you and I will dance.
In Me you will see the morning by faith,
and I will be your rest
and your comfort during the night."

Weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
(Psalm 30:5)

He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.
(Psalm 126:6)


Art: "Peace In Difficulty"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Me or Barabbas?"

"I am He who carried on the Cross the sins of My enemies.
I am He who paid the price for your freedom—
not a freedom of this world, but an eternal freedom.
I am He who gave you an imperishable inheritance,
kept for you in heaven—not on earth below.

"I did not die to give you a city that will not endure,
but a city with eternal foundations,
prepared for you in heaven—not on earth.
I did not die to give you freedom from tribulations on earth,
but to give you peace to endure them.
I did not die so that you would defeat your enemies,
but so that you would love them as I have
loved you while you were My enemies.

"Do you want the Cross or the Country?
Barabbas took the lives of his enemies,
but I gave My life for My enemies.
Barabbas sought a country without Israel's enemies in it,
but I seek eternity with My enemies—including him and you.

"Do you want Me and My kingdom?
Or do you want that which Barabbas fought for?
You can't have both."


Art & article: "The Release of Barabbas"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



"I'm pleased with you. The journey has begun. Keep being faithful with what I command you to do, to speak, and where I command you to go. Run the race I set before you!"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fallen From Grace

"What are you doing, My people?
Why are you trusting in circumcision instead of in My Son?
You are seeking to please Me by supporting
the people of the circumcision,
by siding with them and using them
as your way to navigate through the last days.

"You are preaching My favor for those who
believe in special rights for the circumcision
and curses for those who do not.
You are teaching that the circumcision
are the key and center of My purpose in the last days,
and that they will bring salvation to the nations.

"You have traded My grace in Jesus for circumcision!
Instead of giving to Israel the gospel of My grace
and teaching My commandment of agape love,
you are affirming and encouraging them
in their own righteousness,
and to seek first an earthly kingdom.

"Return! Return to My grace, My people!
Return to the Cross!"


Art & Article: "Standing With Hagar"

Father's Riches

"Father’s Riches"

"Do not be deceived! My command for you is agape love—not saving your lives and your ways. Many of you are worrying about losing your way of life and your political power, but I have never commanded you to seek these things. Seek My kingdom instead! And obey My command to love one another—even your enemies—as I have loved you."


Art link: "The Protest"

Sunday, October 23, 2011



"I am with you.
I am carrying you.
Do not be afraid.
You will be borne on My wings.
You will be comforted in the darkness.

"There are no words I will give you
that will come without My love.
My heart will always be
the message I give you to speak.

"You will go through grief because of My word,
but you will never go through it alone,
for I will never leave you."


Art link: "I'm Not Alone"

Spirit of Destruction

"Unclean spirit! Unclean spirit!
Can't you discern the unclean spirit?

"Many are following the spirit of Babel,
building a kingdom to reach the glory of God.

"Many are following the spirit of Cain,
choosing to build their kingdom
upon the shed blood of their neighbors.

"Many are following the spirit of Balaam,
protecting their kingdom by providing
chances for their enemies to sin.

"Many are following the spirit of Haman,
seeking the favor of the King while destroying
the people from who He takes His bride.

"Woe! Woe! My people cannot see! My people cannot see!
They have taken their eyes off the Cross
where I died to purchase My enemies as My bride!
They have become lawless, having forsaken My command
to love as I loved them while they were My enemies;
instead they preach against it to the nations for the sake of Israel.

"Woe to those who seek glory and honor over all other nations!
Woe to those who build upon bloodshed!
Woe to those who set up their enemies for destruction!
Woe to those who claim to be My people but who persecute the ones I died for!

"Come out from among those who live as enemies of the Cross!
Return to your first love!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

Never Beyond Measure

"Never Beyond Measure"

"My child, I have told you that your calling will turn your stomach sour. Your flesh will be uncomfortable, and your heart will ache. You will know the grief of My heart. You will feel like it is too much, like you can handle no more. But do not be afraid: I am the one who made you and I will never give you more than you can handle. I created you for this purpose, to receive My breaking heart and speak My breaking heart. Do not be afraid, for as you share in My grief, so also you will share in My comfort."


Art link: "Spirit, Soul and Body"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Follow the Lamb

"Guard your hearts, My people! Guard your hearts!
Many of you have become distracted
because you have learned that I am not only the Lamb,
but I am also the 'Lion of Judah'.
Many of you have rejoiced in My power and strength
but have forgotten that I did not overcome by being as a lion,
but by being the Lamb: I was exalted not through My strength,
but through weakness, surrendering to death upon the Cross.

"And so I have called you to follow Me as the Lamb,
and to carry your cross.
I have commanded you to love your enemies as I have loved you
—not to 'conquer' them.

"Do not be carried away by joyous cries of war,
even if only in 'spiritual warfare.'
Rejoice instead in Me and in the victory
I have already won for you as the Lamb.

"As the Lamb I took away your sins
and victoriously made a public spectacle
of every spiritual enemy,
and as the Lamb I hold the book of life
with your name written in it.
And as the Lamb I am He who opens
the seven seals and judges the world."


See also: "Lamb Power" (by Hazel Holland)
Art: "The Scapegoat"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wounding Israel

"Christians! My Israeli children are suffering
under the weight of the yoke of the law!
They are dying because of the ministry of death
and condemnation written and engraved on stones!
They are keeping shadows to please Me and atone for sins,
not knowing the power of My completed sacrifice for them!

"They are wearing themselves out
trying to secure their ancient land!
They are living in cycles of curses with their neighbors
instead of finding rest in My forgiveness
and in the power of My command to
love your enemies as I have loved you!
They live in fear of losing their lives
to enemies with guns but cannot see
that it is the enemies in their hearts
which are destroying their souls while they live.

"Why are you focusing on their land
and what you think their role in 'prophecy' is, My people?
Can't you see that there is no greater substitute
for the heavenly kingdom than their desire
for the glory of the old earthly kingdom?
Why are you helping them remain blind, broken and unhealed?"


Art: "Returning Awareness"

Two Gospels

"Two Gospels"

"Two different crosses are being preached among My people today. One claims that the inheritance I died to give you is a healthy body, financial prosperity, worldly 'favor' and political victory. The other promises only fellowship with Me and peace in Me. Which gospel will you choose?"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

"I Am Your Pasture"

"I Am Your Pasture"

"I am holding you up! I will not let you fall!
I have called you out, and you have come at My command.
Do not be afraid if you do not see others with you,
for I am with you and will never leave you.
Rest on Me. I am the pasture you seek,
and I am the fellowship you need.
You are not alone, for I am with you!"


Art link: "On Your Shoulders"

Offensive Grace

"I am love, and many are offended by Me.
My love is offensive to human pride and judgment
not because I deny sinners, but because I accept them.

"My grace offends many who accept it for themselves
but deny it for others. But I am zealous for sinners
and gave My life on the Cross for them.

"Whoever wants to follow Me must accept My grace
not only for themselves, but also for sinners and enemies."


Art: "Offensive Grace"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"As Queen"

"As Queen"

"My people, do not boast in your position, and do not boast in your calling. Some of you have been teaching things about your future position in heaven and in the new earth, emphasizing your reign, your dominion, and how you should begin to exercise them now.

"Yes, I have promised to give you authority, and that you will reign with Me. But I do not want you to be as the world is—lording authority over others, taking dominion and setting out to conquer one another. Instead I have taught you to confer My kingdom on one another through serving each other in love. I have taught you that the greatest among you must be your servant, and I have shown you what true 'conquering' means by serving, loving, and dying for you while you were still sinners and My enemies.

"Go, then, and do likewise."

Commanded by the Master

"Commanded by the Master"

"My servant, well done! I showed you My love, and I told you to love with My love. I commanded you to action and you obeyed. Well done!

"You were accused and attacked because your brothers and sisters could not see My love and My instruction. They are not offended at you; they are offended by Me. Do not take it personally.

"I am love, and My love is given freely to sinners and to the righteous, to abusers and to victims. My grace is offensive to many. Don't take it personally when they misjudge you."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Breath of the Image

"Open! Open your eyes!
Another 'way' is being taught in the church,
and another 'love' is being encouraged
in place of love for your neighbor and enemy.

"A different gospel is being preached,
declaring blessing and favor for those who align with it,
and curses for those who do not.
My people are being taught to bow
before its image in order to please Me,
and that I am displeased with those who do not bow.

"Open your eyes, My people!
Is making covenant with the circumcision
the way to the Father?
Is My love given to you because of the Cross
or because you love the circumcision?
Is My commandment 'love your neighbor and enemy,'
or is it 'love the circumcision more than all'?
Is My justice partial?
Do I show favoritism?"


See also: From the Earth

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Unfailing Love

"Unfailing Love"

"I have given you My heart for My people in captivity: you love them with My love and you want to care for them! But I have given you only a certain part to carry out in their lives. After you have done what I have called you to do, remember that they are My baby. I will hold them and care for them long after your part is finished. Trust My love. I will never cease to care for them!"


Art link: "She's My Baby"

Monday, October 10, 2011

When Night Comes

"When Night Comes"

"My people, a time is coming soon when your favor with the world will be gone, and as a result you will realize that much of what you had relied on was sand instead of rock. When these things which you thought were foundational are taken away from you, do not despair, for I have allowed your earthly kingdoms to be removed so that the light of My kingdom might shine brighter. I am holding you and protecting you during the night!"

The Call of Revelation

"I am coming soon, and as I declared to My disciples,
so also I declare to you: 'They will put you out of the synagogue,
and they will kill you thinking they are offering a service to God.'
They will do such things because they have not known the Father
or the Son who was given by the Father to die for His enemies
because He loved them so much.

"As the Father sent Me, so I am sending you:
I am calling you to love your enemies
as I loved you while you were My enemies.
Therefore you will be hated as I was hated—
not by sinners and the ungodly,
but by those who seek an earthly kingdom in My name.

"I am calling you to put on sackcloth and prophesy
the word which will make your stomach turn sour:
I am calling you to repent to the nations for your brothers and sisters
who have loved their earthly kingdom and hated their enemies in My name.
I am calling you to repent on behalf of those
who have destroyed My inheritance—the nations are My inheritance—
in order to secure an earthly inheritance.

"Be faithful and do not cease to hold to My commandments.
This is My command, that you love one another
—even your enemies—as I have loved you.
Do not let your agape grow cold."


Art & article: "The End of All Things"

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Mighty to Save

"Mighty to Save"

“I will say to those called ‘Not My people,’
‘You are My people’;
and they will say, ‘You are my God.’”

- Hosea 2:23
"Many of you, My people, have worried and grieved because your loved ones have not confessed My name, and so you believed they were certainly lost. This is because you were taught that only those who confessed My name could be saved.

"But assuredly I tell you, I am He before whom every knee shall bow, and I am He whose name every tongue shall confess in the end. I am He who judges hearts, and I am He who gives light to every person who comes into the world.

"Many who did not confess My name during their lives nonetheless knew that they had no other way but to depend on the mercy of God. Many who did not confess My name nonetheless came to Me and loved Me when I was hungry and thirsty, when I was a stranger, when I was naked, when I was sick and when I was in prison. Therefore I tell you that on the last day many who are saved will confess My name for the first time, and many who had confessed My name during their lives will discover as they are lost that they did not know Me or love Me.

"For I tell you that My name was not revealed to enable you to judge who was lost, but so that you could share in My love for the world. My name was not revealed to limit My love, but to magnify it."


See also: "The Wideness of God's Mercy" (by Hazel Holland)

Thursday, October 06, 2011

"Reset Your Ideas About Revelation!"

"My people, I am calling you to reset your beliefs
and interpretations about the end-times and the book of Revelation.
I am calling you to make the Cross the center
of every part of your faith, and see that the Cross
is the center even of the end-times and Revelation.

"The center of the end-times and Revelation is not Israel,
nor is it the American economy, liberal politics, Islam, the papacy,
east versus west, or Christian culture versus secular culture.

"The center of all things is My love for you
in giving My Son to you on the Cross,
and His command to love your neighbor and enemy
just as He has loved you."


Art: "Letting Go"

Offensive Love

"Do not be afraid when I send messengers who speak words that seem offensive. Do not reject the messengers. Do not assume that what I say will never offend you. Even after I have done great work in your heart and your life, your heart may still be tied to things which you don't really need. When I send a messenger to you who gives you a word that seems offensive, I am showing you a part of your heart that needs to be set free. Do not be proud of how well you have been 'walking', but remember that you have been walking at all only because of My grace. I am not interested in preserving your pride; I am interested in healing your heart and setting you free."


Art: "Heartstrings"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"I Am Your Comfort"

"I Am Your Comfort"

"I am commanding you to speak My words, and as a result there will be times when you are accused and rejected because of what I have commanded you to say. The burdens I share with you will be heavy at times, but you will never carry them alone, for I will be with you.

"When you feel overwhelmed by the burdens and words I share with you, and when you are accused and rejected for obeying My command, be as a little child before Me and I will comfort you. I will be your place of rest, and you will be refreshed."


Art link: "Tumbling"

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Embrace Oppression

"Embrace Oppression"

"My people, do not be discouraged when I allow your churches,
organizations and institutions to be shaken and destroyed.
Long ago I told you that the earth and everything
in it would pass away, but My words would not.
I have allowed your places to be taken away in order to reduce you to My Word.
I have allowed many things you did not need to be taken away from you,
so that My light might shine brighter through you.
Do not be discouraged, for you were born for such a time as this!
Embrace your cross and forgive those who have stolen from you and oppressed you.
Pray for them and love them as I loved you while you were My enemies.
Walk the path I have set before you,
whether to better places or to captivity or to the sword,
for you know that you have an eternal house in heaven."


Art link:
"Hope and a Future"

The Light of Life

"The Light of Life"

"Light in the darkness! Light in the darkness! In the coming darkness I will be your light, and My love will be your light. Wars will increase and in the name of 'justice' nations will devastate their neighbors. My love in the Cross will be the true light in the darkness, for I loved all and died for all, even for your enemies. As you look at your neighbors and enemies through My love, light will pierce your darkness and you will see all things clearly. And as you dwell in My love, you will see My light at the end of this time of darkness, redeeming all things."


Art link: "Predestined"

The Power of God

"The Power of God"

"My prophets, I am with you! I have given you My heart, and you have chosen to receive it and speak when I commanded you to, even though you may have suffered because of it.

"Therefore I tell you that because you have been faithful with little, I am going to give you even more burdens of My heart to speak at My command. Your reward will be the fellowship of sharing in My sufferings.

"I am giving you My heart to share instead of giving you miraculous powers, for if people do not respond to My love, they will not respond even if I perform signs and wonders before them. As many looked for a Messiah who would lead them to military victories over their enemies, so today many are expecting an anointing of power that will produce signs and wonders to convict unbelievers and silence critics. They hope for the manifestations of Moses and Elijah, but I give you the spirit—the heart—of My prophets, the testimony of My own heart: My Son crucified for your sins, and His command to love your neighbor and enemy as He has loved you."

"I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on Me, the One they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son."

- Zechariah 12:10

Monday, October 03, 2011

"I Hear Cries!"

The Lord said, "I have indeed seen the misery of My people in Egypt.
I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers,
and I am concerned about their suffering."
(Exodus 3:7)

"Where are You, Lord?
We go to church every week...
We tithe our money and give many offerings...
We submit to our leaders and stay under their 'covering'...
We learn their principles and study their teachings...
We travel long distances to attend conferences and receive 'anointings'...
We go forward for altar calls...
We stand in line for healing, prophecy and deliverance...
We pray for Israel...
We follow the Hebrew calendar...

"Why are we still unhealed, Lord?
Why are we still struggling financially?
Why do we feel so far away from You?"

Therefore the Lord says:

"I have heard the cries of My abused children,
and I will deliver them.
I will send prophets to declare the testimony of Jesus alone
—the everlasting gospel of My grace—
which has been corrupted by false prophets and shepherds
who care only for themselves instead of for My people.
I will overturn the tables of the money-changers,
and I will lead My people to springs of living water."


Art: "Rescue Us!"

Earning God's Favor

"Earning God’s Favor"

"I have given you My all on the Cross—every blessing, every favor, and every assurance that you need! I have made you fully pleasing in My sight by giving My Son to die in your place.

"But you have been led astray from your simple faith by a spirit of prostitution: You have been taught to seek and earn favor—through following 'anointed' leaders, being under their 'covering', receiving 'prophecies', attending conferences, 'sowing' into ministries, giving tithes, celebrating Hebrew festivals and 'blessing Israel'—and you have been told that if you did not, you would be 'under curses'.

"Leave your slavery, My people! Many of your leaders have been acting as pimps, telling you to go here and there, give your money and your heart to this and that. But I am not like them: I love and bless you freely, and ask nothing more than that you give the same grace to your neighbor."

What God Joined Together at the Cross

By Hazel Holland

We're all familiar with the phrase that pastors use during marriage ceremonies, "What God has joined together, let not man separate" The Scriptures tell us that when a man and a woman choose to marry they no longer are two, but become one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man should not separate (Matthew19:5-7)

I believe that this phrase, "What God has joined together..." also applies to Jews and Gentiles in Jesus Christ. What God joined together at the cross now applies to believing Jews and believing Gentiles!

"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross" (Ephesians 2:11-16).

Just as there is no physical wall separating East and West Germany today, so there is no spiritual wall separating believing Jews and believing Gentiles today! At the cross they became one body in Jesus Christ. They became the church. Jesus Christ's blood brought down the dividing wall that separated both Jew and Gentile believers...forever!

But over the centuries respected teachers have invented false teachings that have erected the wall of separation that Jesus Christ brought down with a thunderous crash at the cross! Some of these inventions of men have become such sacred cows within the church that they are thought to be impregnable.

But God through His Spirit will expose the layers of error that have been laced with truth and used to erect the dividing wall that God brought down through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Although the traditions of men continually seek to divert us away from what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross, the One who loves us and gave Himself for our peace has joined together believing Jews and believing Gentiles into one new body—His church. No cunningly devised fable will ever be able to separate His Body from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

The Joiner"(art by Ramone Romero)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Accepted in Christ, Not By Politics

"Accepted in Christ, Not By Politics"

"I am with you in the midst of confusion, as leaders and 'prophets' attempt to persuade you that they know what is happening in the world, and what will happen in the days to come. I am with you even though they tell you to follow them and accept their beliefs in order to please me. I am with you and have already accepted you. I am pleased with you because you lean on My grace, not because you bless the right nations or support the right causes and politics.

"Do not be afraid of displeasing Me by not supporting the right nations, causes or politics. I have commanded you only to believe in My grace given to you on the Cross, and to love your neighbor as I have loved you. I lay no further burdens on you. Do not believe those who tell you My blessings come through supporting nations, causes and politics. I have given you every spiritual blessing in Myself, and I am with you even to the end of the age."


Art link: "With Me Here"

Heavenly Kingdom

"Heavenly Kingdom"

Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, My servants would fight to prevent My arrest by the Jews. But now My kingdom is from another place."

- John 18:36
"I have prepared a kingdom for you, everlasting and full of peace, kept for you in heaven. The kingdom is the King, My Son Jesus Christ! Apart from Him there is no kingdom!

"Therefore I tell you that if any prophet declares the establishment of 'the kingdom' on earth prior to my Son's return, that prophet prophesies falsely—from ignorance, from error, or from a lying spirit. I prepare the kingdom for you, kept in heaven until the proper time; I do not need anyone to 'establish the kingdom' or prepare the earth for My Son's return. On earth you are to pray for My Son to be enthroned in hearts, not in politics. Until the fulfillment of all things, My kingdom is not 'here or there' but is within you, for My Son and I make our home in you.

"I do not want you to be confused: If you are fighting to 'establish the kingdom' on earth, then you are serving the beast. For the desire of the beast is the restoration of the earthly kingdom and the persecution of My people whose home is in heaven."

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Separation From Confusion

"Separation From Confusion"

"Separation! Separation! I am separating My bride from other lovers! I am filling her with hunger for Myself alone, and I am opening her eyes to things which are not Me in her churches.

"I am calling her out—
out of the shadows of tradition,
out of the fears of walking without a religious structure,
out of the controlling grip of those who love authority,
out of the misuses of the old covenant law,
out of the confusion of teachings bent on politics and Israel
—out of everything that contends with My love in the Cross!

"My bride is beautiful—a great multitude from every tribe, tongue and nation. She is inside and outside of churches, not yet separated from those who do not love Me. But she will hear My voice—the 144,000, the seven thousand, the remnant—My bride."