Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Stump in Your Field

Dear Friends,
~I simply cannot tell you how timely this word is from the Lord in my own life right now! Perhaps the Lord will use this to speak to you, too. ~This past couple months there have been more than one issue/situation that I've needed to place at the foot of the Cross. I had done all I could do...and the rest was up to the Lord. Because if God wanted the item to go forth that I placed before Him, it would have to be because He blew His Spirit into it with His resurrection power to carry it on the wings of eagles, because I was simply done/spent in all I knew to do....and this included LifeCare Ministries among other issues.
~He's tells us in His Word, "Not by might nor power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord." Zech. 4:6.
~Before I close, I must tell you what the Lord just impressed upon my heart to tell you, "As he did through Peter, the enemy will go to any length/employ any means to keep you from the Cross!!! In the process, he will try to convince you that you are not being a faith-filled Christian. Peter in effect told Jesus that He did not need to go the way of the Cross. But Jesus replied, "Get behind me Satan." You can expect the enemy to come at you through those whom you most love and trust. Keep your face like flint; look to Me and I WILL see you through!"
~So when you're going through a difficult time, a firey trial, and you know that you know that you know that you know it, then go through it with faith...looking unto Jesus; for the Lord at your side; knowing that He Who Promised IS Faithful and True!
Love always,


Hagerstown, MD

March 23, 2009
I saw the Body of Christ plowing with great difficulty in the field of labor. Finally our plow seemed to hit a stump in the field and we couldn't go any further. With all our efforts and praying this stump remained unmovable and steadfast. Our hearts were broken for we knew God had placed us here to plow in this great field of Harvest. But this "stump" in the field was stopping us.
I then heard the Lord say, "You have hit treasure! This is no ordinary stump of an ordinary tree. You have just hit the base of the tree of Calvary. It's the cross growing in your field! You must not, I repeat, you must not remove it. It is growing in your field to remove you out of the way from hindering My Harvest. Your will have to embrace this cross and die before I can release resurrection power into your field of labor.
As we beheld the cross growing in our field, we began to experience a "Severe Pruning" in our spiritual giftings, especially in the area of the prophetic. He was cutting and pruning us back to bring forth a more sure word. He was adjusting our gifts, callings, and ministries to bring forth the fruit of "Servant Hood" in our lives. I felt the Lord say, "Your giftings are showing more than your fruit. You are embarrassing Me!"
I then remembered right before the cross-- they beat on Jesus and cried out to Him - Prophesy to us!. But He didn't.... there are times you don't prophesy, dance or sing - you just show others how to die - to self, giftings and plans.
As we embrace the cross, death and surrender will bring forth fruit that will remain to bring in the Harvest. In fact fruit is the Harvest - it will bring it in. In Italy they have discovered that grape vines produce more fruit when grown on cross like poles. They get more sunshine and fresh air.
Many are spiritually "stumped" in their lives, families and ministries this hour. They feel they are at a cross-roads and are looking for a fresh word from heaven to tell them what to do. Many are asking, "Lord should I go this way or that way?" But I sense the Lord saying,
"Go this way == spread out your arms.
You are NOT at a cross -roads, you ARE at the cross!" Have you been betrayed? You are nearing your cross. Have you been rejected? You are getting closer. Don't run now.
If you miss your crucifixion - you will miss your resurrection!

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