December 31, 2008
As you fully give yourself to the pruning of this season, you will find yourself bearing all nine fruits. Love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control are all within your reach when all that encumbers you is pruned back and removed. Let Me clean away the dead, dying, and yes, living branches to make way for the new, the sweet and the satisfying fruit to come.
Then and only then will you be able to walk fully in the gifts of the Sprit. As you see need, each gift will be made manifest. Whoever needs a word of wisdom will find her. Knowledge will be accessible by the same Spirit. Faith will come as you move forward. Going back is not an option when you have reached a place where you know, you truly know, you will not retreat but you will go forth in faith. Not faith in yourself and your abilities, but faith in Me.
The gift of healing that so many desire will be given to those who trust and have faith in My Spirit to do the healing and look to Me to touch those who are ill and tortured. To those needing healing I say look to Me and stop hunting down man - roaming from meeting to meeting. I will bring you to where you need to be in order to receive from Me the healing you desire. Be still and know that I Am God. When all the voices are quieted, you will then be able to clearly hear Me and know what I Am saying to you.
The working of miracles will be the norm as you walk in My Spirit and allow Me to lead you. My prophetic words will flow from My Throne Room of Grace. You will discern spirits both good and bad and you will avoid many pitfalls as you walk in My discernment. You will meet others who walk under the banner of My love and there in that gathering you will find a Body moving as one. One will speak an unknown language and another will share what I have spoken. Songs will come in one language you know not and be sung in one you do know.
So beloved, do not despise the pruning you are going through. I will prune EXACTLY what needs to be removed so that the fruit of the coming season will be sweet and delicious and will give life to all who partake.
Happy New Year,
1) The leaven of Heaven = is the yeast of the Love of God that causes us to rise up and be sweet to those around us. To be the taste of heaven here on earth that comes out to those around us through our relationship with Jesus - the Bread of Life.
Matthew 13:3 He told them still another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
2) The leaven of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Herod = Leaven of the Pharisees is the puffed up, full of hot air, prideful religious spirit that seeks to usurp God's grace with works. It seeks the accolades and praise of man. This spirit was the most active spirit that nailed Jesus to the Cross (see Matt 12:14 and John 19:6) though this spirit worked in concert and in union with the spirit of Herod to accomplish this goal (see Mark 15:15-20).
The spirit of Herod does not value life, is worldly, self-centered, based in sensual pleasure and is secular in nature (see Matthew 2:16; 14:1-12). The spirit of the Sadducees' is false religion. They believe there was no resurrection (see Mark 12:18). They later persecuted the early church (see Acts 5:17, 18, 40).
Matthew 16:6 "Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
11 "How is it you don't understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Mark 8: 15 Then He charged them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
Part One - John 15:1-8; Hebrews 4:16; 12:5-11; Matthew 6:10; 7:15-20; 13:3; 16:6; 18:19; John 14:12-14; 16:23-27; Mark 8:15; 15:38; Romans 8:12-16; Ephesians 3:20; 1 John 5:14; Jeremiah17:7-1; Proverbs 3:5, 6
Part Two - 1 Corinthians12:4-14; Galatians 5:22-26
*2009/5769=Gregorian Calendar Year/Hebraic Calendar Year