Be Found in Peace

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Very powerfully, during the past two days the Lord kept speaking to me the phrase: Be Found in Peace. This was in response to my prayers asking Him about the times we are in. There has been a dramatic shift in the spirit realms that started June 18th and has accelerated daily since. So much has happened this past month in our nation that has been simply alarming. In midst of this rapid change, I asked the Lord what was most important for all of us this season.

This phrase He gave me is part of 2 Peter 3:10-14 (NKJV) dealing with the times just before the coming of the Lord… 10)But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11)Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12)looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13)Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14)Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;

He also highlighted to me:
Ephesians 4:1-3 (NKJV) 1) I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2)with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3)endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

And one more scripture: Ephesians 2:14 -20(NKJV) 14)For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15)having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16)and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17)And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Jesus created a bridge for us to the Father when He made peace between God and man through His death and resurrection. And, He made the way for us to be at peace with each other, as well. He preached that peace for the benefit of everyone. He sacrificed His life for that peace so that everyone far and near, Jew and Gentile, could benefit.

Peace is an amazing gift of God and fruit of the Spirit that we have always had available, but there is something markedly important we must know now for this very hour!  James further defines peace as the vessel through which is sown the fruit of righteousness; James 3:18 (NKJV) Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Additionally, peace is fully 1/3 of the foundation of the kingdom of God. Romans 14:17 (NKJV) for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

All these scriptures are excellent and power packed reads. Read them out loud. Talking about the peace described in the word of God begins to produce peace within us. That is good and the first step toward what is needed in our day, but to feel calm and full is but a small part of this marvelous manifestation of God.

I believe peace is the second most significant mark of the end-times church – next to the unbelievers seeing us loving one another as Jesus loves us with no more strife and jealousy — peace will be the most identifying factor of a true disciple of the Lord Jesus.

Even more than that, I am convinced it is our God’s number one market place spiritual “tool” that He will use in the days we have just entered. More even than people seeking healing, we have entered a time when folks will yearn and long for peace. The only place real peace will be found is in Christ Jesus. Therefore, it will be found in the presence of His disciples.

This is what the Lord spoke to me regarding all of His ministers working in the fields: The bottom line is you and I, we, are His peace-bearers. As we endeavor to rest in Him and hear His voice each day and purposefully choose to be found only in HIM, peace will flow like a river from us into the midst of problems, fear, sins, even chaos and defeat it.

The words used in the Bible for peace shed more light on this. They are in Greek “Eirene” and in Hebrew “Shalom.” Eirene means to prosper or prosperity: wholeness or oneness, peace, quietness, rest, and very significantly to be set at one again. That phrase, in further study, means to put back together what has been destroyed and scattered. Shalom means to have favor, to be safe, happy, healthy, and prosperous, to restore, to be perfectly well and whole and at rest. The Hebrew symbols or letter characters for Shalom actually say “the authority that destroys chaos.”

This peace of God is something supernatural that is available
at all times to everyone that has Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Because of His peace we are chaos slayers!
Start thinking of yourself as a “chaos slayer;”
one who destroys chaos by giving peace away
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This is also one of the first things that the demonic forces work very hard to destroy in our lives. The enemy works constantly to keep us rattled, nervous, worried, afraid, even panicked so that we are limited and cannot flow freely with peace for others. He cannot take our peace away, because he cannot remove Jesus from our hearts. So, instead he works to constantly hold us in bondage to circumstances and in the “peace-seeking mode” for ourselves just to make it through the day. This is so that we never enter the “peace-releasing mode” that is for other people.

We are designed to receive from God and then give it away. Whether it is love, peace, joy, kindness, any fruit or gift of the Spirit, we are to be vessels, conduits, through which He can flow. We are destined to be constantly in touch with Him, and continuously filled to overflowing with plenty for ourselves and, more importantly, abundance for the desperate world around us.

Grab hold of our promise that the God of Peace will shortly crush satan under our feet (Romans 16:20). When we really get this scripture, really believe it and become it – that God is in us so the enemy is crushed as we go about day – the result will be that people who come in contact with us will suddenly be at peace. Like the Greek word Eirene they will be supernaturally put back together like a scattered puzzle.

It will be amazing because peace heals, peace puts back together shattered lives, peace destroys the tension and chaos, peace drives back fear, peace is the glue of unity and therefore will re-establish marriages and heal relationships, plus so much more!

During every day activities, the Peace of God will embrace the people that come into our lives. I asked God to show me what happens to people as His peace washes over them. Suddenly, I had a picture before me. I was standing with a young man. He was sharing his problems. I listened and as I chose to seek peace for him, Jesus walked up behind him. Then He picked up that young man and held him like a small babe in in His arms. Isn’t that precious? He will hold them in His arms. They will feel His loving touch and perhaps for the first time in their lives relax in perfect peace.

This is going to pave the way in every sphere of influence: business, education, government, media, sports, health care, families, even churches for spontaneous salvation. The people will know that God has touched them and millions will receive Jesus as He pours out peace through His disciples.

I believe right now that the Holy Spirit is positioning many of us to step into this supernaturally natural outpouring. His word to all of us today is from 1 Peter – The Lord says pursue peace!  1 Peter 3:11 (NKJV) 1)  Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Since our Ephesians scripture clearly says Jesus is our peace that means our goal really is to constantly nurture our personal relationship with Him. To seek out the place of peace that is found only in His heart. To seek Jesus and to pursue Him!

One last word in this pursuit of peace: of all the things in the enemy’s arsenal that will destroy peace, besides us being totally in sin, is to worry and be anxious. Jesus said all the time in the Gospels: Don’t worry – What good does it do you?

Paul gives great advice what to do when anxiousness and worry try to take hold. He says in Philippians 4:6 7 (NKJV) 6)Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7)and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Isaiah gave advice on this subject as well in 26:3 (NKJV) You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

Know that peace is not only available to us, it is on the increase! Isaiah 9:7 (NKJV) Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end…

Proverbs tells us peace is readily available to take care of even a dire situation: Proverbs 16:7 (NKJV) When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

In Psalms it tells us that the word of God produces peace 119:165 (NKJV) Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.

Jesus, Himself, said in John 14:27 (NKJV) Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

With those words of our Savior, I bless you to walk in great peace in your life and to be a vessel of abundant overflow.To enter fully into this new season so that all whom the Lord places in your life will be supernaturally overcome by His amazing wonderful peace as it flows through you.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NKJV) Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

May you always be found in peace!
Submitted by Rev. Cheryl Birch

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Pray Like Never Before

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On June 26th, a day of great change for our nation, the Lord spoke these three phrases to me: ‎Pray Like Never Before‬; the‎ USA Has Destiny In Christ Jesus;‬ ‪‎Arise Church‬!

Then He gave me this message:
If ever there was a time to pray Church, it is now. Hatefulness, name calling, and vengeful attitudes will do nothing to change the hearts of people or the spiritual atmosphere of our nation. If you are angry allow the Holy Spirit to turn it into a Holy Fire of intercession. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the evil, overcome it by releasing good through praying scripture. If you are fearful, choose to trust God, (yes you can choose to trust and not be afraid) and pray in faith with His vision for the destiny of our nation.

God is not through with the USA. He is helping us, the church, to awaken and arise in Him. Our years of lack of prayer and little to no unity among the churches got us here. My firm belief is that the answer is in the mouth and actions of the body of Christ. Fervent faith-filled prayer, declarations, intercession and endeavoring to love one another as Christ has loved us will begin the process of change. Setting aside differences, embracing our sameness in Christ, becoming ONE as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are ONE (John 17) will turn the nation back to God because we, the church, have turned to Him as our only source and hope.

Our job is not to curse those who are bound in sin, but to soul by soul share the Gospel, the good news that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe on Him would have eternal life (John 3:16). It is time to come out of the shelter of our church walls like never before in history and love on people as Jesus has loved on us. Be His healing hands, His loving eyes, and His voice of truth! We are the place where heaven meets earth and our greatest hour is upon us, if we will do it His way!

Submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
June 26, 2015

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Pillars of Hope

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Many people asked me if the prayer focus I shared at the 3rd Annual Pray Modesto Prayer Breakfast was recorded. Since it was a prayer meeting, it was not. However, I have gone over my notes and asked the Holy Spirit to help me to reconstruct the message. The written version of “Pillars of Hope: Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” is posted here. While the Father spoke this over the city of Modesto California on June 4, 2015, I believe the principles in the message apply no matter where we live. May His word to our beloved city bless you whether you live in the greater Modesto area or anywhere in the world!

Pillars of Hope: Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health
By Rev Cheryl Birch

Back in 1911 there was a contest to choose a motto for Modesto.  Whichever slogan won the contest, those words would be placed upon a brand new entrance arch to greet all visitors.

The slogan that won that contest was “Nobody’s got Modesto’s Goat” –

Thankfully, the Modesto Businessmen’s Association made an excellent decision to put the second place winner on our arch.  In 1912, Water Wealth Contentment Health lit up 9th and I Streets for the first time using 696 incandescent light bulbs.

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As I was praying in preparation for this morning, I could see those words – Water Wealth Contentment Health – glowing in the dark. They began to radiate with glory.

In them I could see that the Lord Jesus intended blessing for our city. He had something far more wonderful than “Nobody’s got Modesto’s goat”… I believe He turned the hearts of the decision makers in 1911 toward His promises for this city.

When these 4 words were first proclaimed, they described Modesto in the natural or physical realms.  This area was golden with wheat that brought great wealth, there     was lots of water to grow that wheat and other produce with two rivers flowing, and later because of irrigation.

People were by and large content with life here. All cities have some problems, but Modesto, in the early 1900s, was known for excellence in education, music, entertain-ment and the beautiful rose gardens. The people were healthy because of all the wonderful foods, fruits and vegetables available year round.

Over the years, and most recently, it is obvious these 4 promises have come under severe attack.

We look around and we have challenges: drought and water battles, unemployment and poverty with resulting discontentment and on top of that poor air quality and a challengingly dismal health record.  We seem to be on the bottom of everyone’s good list and the top of everyone’s bad list. And, according to the powers that be, the best we do is the middle of the pack.

What I say to that is Baloney! Yes, Baloney! Modesto is not all that, it is a blessed city!

The Lord spoke to my heart many years ago now to look again with supernatural or spiritual eyes at our city.  When I looked again with spiritual eyes at our Arch, I could see He gave us a Gift — A Gift of Four Pillars of Hope

Hope, He wished to bestow upon the residents back then and Hope for all future citizens of Modesto.  Words to rejoice over during good times, and to stand upon during difficult times.

The word of God is rich with scriptures to define these promises of HOPE.  In fact,  there are too many verses to share in this short time so, I chose key scriptures that stood out to me for each one:

The Promise of Water – A symbol of the Holy Spirit and God’s word – John 7:37-39 37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

The Promise of Wealth – symbol of Godly treasures, treasures of heaven, and treasures of the heart Colossians 2:2-3  that their (that our) hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

The Promise of Contentment – symbol of resting in the Lord, of the fullness of trusting in Christ Jesus no matter what is going on around us … Philippians 4 entire chapter, especially verses 11-13 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me.

The Promise of Health – Symbol of Christ Jesus healing our heart, mind and body Isaiah 53:5 (Repeated in 1 Peter 2) But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

The very gates of our city have been and are being assailed by our spiritual enemy twisting and turning the wonderful message found in these 4 words. BUT, City of Modesto, we possess these promises, they supersede our natural circumstances and we can contend together for those promises!

We can stand together and we can Hope again! We can Pray together and unify in faith on God’s promises. We can proclaim together, knowing the Biblical message of Water Wealth Contentment Health defines God’s plans for us! We can come into agreement with the Father’s vision and destiny for our city and see the fulfillment of these spiritual promises also begin to transform our natural atmosphere as He transforms hearts.

As we seek first His righteousness, then all the things we need will be added to us. There is equity in our God but we need to ask.

This is where we are: The very identity and future of Modesto rests in the hearts and mouths of the believers and her citizens.  What we say about ourselves and our city is contagious whether positive or negative.

In this world everyone is trying to make us into their image of who and how and what they think we should be. When we accept that and allow others to tell us who we are; we lose our God given identity.  What we must hang on to at all times, no matter the pressure from others or the demonic spiritual pressures, is that our identity is found in Christ Jesus alone. As we embrace Him more and more fully, who we are in Him is revealed and it becomes evident to all.

The same is true for our collective selves as a city.  Modesto’s identity is to be found in Christ Jesus alone. It is time we stepped away from old paradigms of expression, old mindsets about who we are, and stop allowing others to mold Modesto’s image.  Instead let’s look at who we are individually and collectively in Christ and Christ alone! In Him all things old have passed away and behold all things have become NEW!

Jesus Himself said in Luke 6:44-46 (NKJV)
44 For every tree is known by its own fruit…. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Modesto is suffering from low self- esteem not only because others have spoken badly about her, but because so much discouragement has been flowing out of the hearts and the mouths of her residents.

Let’s break the cycle! Let’s become Champions for Modesto and speak according to the Father’s vision for us.  I see a thriving Modesto flowing in an abundance of the good things of God as we give utterance to our promises.

Let’s take a moment of personal reflection, and repentance if needed, before we pray together…and, ask our Father in heaven to give us His eyes to see the city and His love for this place we live. Let’s truly unify in prayer believing, for there is power in faith agreement, and ask God to release His purposes and His excellence in our midst. Not for our sakes but for the sakes of the multitude of souls waiting in the valley of decision.

Our prayers are more effective than we think they are – They are part of the ministry of reconciliation.  Our words and requests help pave the way to restoring the people of this city to Harmony with God. To restoration of His grace, favor and provision!

We could pray this morning from the point of view that Modesto has problems that are getting our goat… or we can pray from God’s point of view…

We have a divinely appointed and heavenly orchestrated opportunity to bless Modesto in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ this morning. Not one of you is here by accident. What each of you prays will lift up this city to the throne of grace and our Father in heaven will hear and will respond to YOUR prayers.

Let’s ask Him to fulfill in our day, in our lifetime, His promises of Water Wealth Contentment Health…

Everyone, can we say together: Water Wealth Contentment Health?

Yes Father – Water Wealth Contentment Health in Jesus Name we pray! AMEN!

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Pentecost 2015

Prophetic release May 22, 2015

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(From the Lord) This Pentecost will be like no other. Be Alert! Something remarkable is about to happen. In the past there have been cities or churches where I demonstrated My Love and Power. In this season, it will not be the same. It will not be one or two places that I visit with demonstration, it will be all over the world at the same time. My Spirit, My very person, will touch My churches and they will KNOW Me and they will be made new. I will press into them all over, in every nation, in every city and I will do it all at once and it will change the face of My church. Worldwide I will do this.

Release My Angels with your prayers. Release them tonight to circle the globe. Circle the globe to the North, South, East and West and every point in-between. Angels of refreshing, renewal, reformation, revival. Angels bearing joy, peace, comfort, healing, revelation, wisdom, understanding. Release with your prayers My Angels carrying scrolls of Discipleship. Angels taking scrolls of Discipleship, My Words, to converts worldwide. They shall be converts no more! They shall receive the Words they need. They shall not be stunted and hindered any longer by religious walls and lack of commissioning. They shall grow and be My Sons and My Daughters.

An explosion of My love will hit My church. This Pentecost, this Shavuot, is not like others. Ready yourselves for I will begin this Pentecost.

Dead dry churches. I (Cheryl) see a dead dry church. Everyone in their Sunday best. Sitting on the pews with blank faces. Suddenly a wind. A mighty wind. Rushing sound of a wind hits that place. They cannot help but praise HIM, they explode with PRAISES for their King Jesus! They are refreshed, they are freed. The prison doors are opened. The Holy Spirit will set prisoners FREE to worship the King of Kings, King Jesus! It begins this Pentecost!

Angels are here. I (Cheryl) see what looks like aprons. They are shimmering with glory. They are not aprons they are being tied around the shoulders of God’s people.Release with your prayers Angels carrying mantels. They are new mantels. The old is being removed and a new mantel is being given for this season. The mantels will strengthen, refresh, increase and make new! Mantels of confidence, mantels of new energy, zeal and passion, mantels of joy, peace, hope.

When the people step into these new mantels they will release joy wherever they go, peace wherever they go, hope wherever they go, passion, zeal, renewed strength and energy wherever they go… in great confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ! This is new all new!!!

(back to the Lord) My Sons, My Daughters walking in new mantels, throughout the whole earth, the old removed, the new has come. You are receiving new mantels tonight. My Church shall receive new mantels this Pentecost, this Shavuot is not like others. I am gifting Myself to you in a new way.

My Church is ARISING! She shall not be hindered any longer. Demonic forces shall not stop her. Religious dead rules shall not hinder her. She is rising up NOW! This Pentecost she shall walk in the fire of my love. She shall reflect ME. Suddenly, My church shall be seen for who she is in ME!

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This was received and released at our worship and bible study Friday May 22nd at about 8 PM. The Holy Spirit grabbed the meeting and we moved in intense intercession followed by these words and visions. I have endeavored to clarify what I heard the Lord speak to me and what I was seeing and interpreting. While we were praying and releasing angels Pam saw this: “I was seeing a man on a horse. He was a king with a crown and he had a scepter extended upward. He moved the scepter as if pointing it when you released and commissioned the angels to take the scrolls.”

May this prophetic release be an encouragement to you! Be expectant this Pentecost. Something wonderful is about to happen!

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Prayer Alert

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For over a year I have been encouraging the intercessors and remnant leaders to pray for each other because the Lord showed me our prayer covering needed strengthening. The amount of prayer needed for the days we are in is insufficient as too many folks are not praying or they are wavering in unbelief as they pray. This has been a continuous “nudging” and reminder by the Holy Spirit.

On 4-13-15 I heard an alarm sounding. It is like an insistent alarm clock and it is LOUD. The Lord is telling me it is a Prayer Alarm. We need to pray for each other and families NOW, body of Christ! This message is time sensitive. Something is shaking and stirring and we need a release of angels to set up a perimeter and right now! I am calling out to the Father to set up shields over the intercessors, remnant leaders and those whom we love. To protect our cities, states and nation! There is no panic or fear in this. If we obey and pray all will be well! The Blood of Jesus has already made a way for us!

Some things have already occurred in the lives of many of you this past 2 weeks. If there has been illness, hardship, tragedy or accident… Pray, believe, BELIEVE BIG, do not waver and the Lord will quickly heal and restore. Waves of glory will pour out of heaven to wash away all pain, hurt, fear. What remains is love power and a sound mind! This skirmish will quickly end as we unite in prayer agreement.

This message is for the world wide church: The enemy cannot prevail!! The God of all the Universe is about to scatter him.

Reformation has begun… Restoration is assured! Revival is imminent! Restitution is on the way!

Pray Big! Believe Big!

Submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
Received 4-13-15

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Pioneer Road

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During prayer and soaking in the presence of God, I began to see an image of a desert wilderness that slowly gave way to greenery. Way up ahead were hills and beyond the hills was more green and a river. As I waited, the image unfolded and I saw what to me appeared to be Jesus dressed in blue robes walking side by side with a woman dressed in pure white. His arm was around the woman and her arm around Him. Her head rested on his shoulder. They were walking away from me so I only saw the back of them, not their faces. They glowed and emanated light. They walked upon a road in the middle of the desert wilderness. The road was fully formed behind them, but as I watched them walk, it was in the process of being created ahead of them. Jesus and the woman talked and laughed and kept walking stride for stride. At each step the woman took, more road was created in front of them. It wasn’t Jesus’ feet creating the road. He was creating it as the woman’s feet touched the sandy wilderness.

As they walked forward, tiny plants began to appear dotting the wilderness. They were very green. Out ahead of them it got greener and greener. They kept walking together into the lush green. At every step, more road continued to appear.

At first, I thought this scene was only for me. I have been walking step by step with the guidance of the Lord into new places and at times it seems like there is no way to move forward and other times it feels like I am going “where no one has gone before” just like Captain Kirk in the old Star Trek movies.

As I prayed about this, I realized that I was seeing myself yes, but there was another layer to the vision. It was the Bride of Christ walking arm in arm with Jesus. She was leaning on Him coming up out of the wilderness (Song of Songs 8:5), talking to Him, full of joy, and stepping out in faith where there is no road. (Hebrews 11:1) It is the footsteps of the Bride of Christ walking with her Savior that is building up the Holy Highway that leads into refreshing abundance and leads to the river of life. She is pioneering in realms where there is no one to go to for advice except God. As she listens to Him, the way is paved before her in the desert, the green places as well as the hills and the valleys. But, it is not there until she takes a step forward – a step of faith – that the road will be there.

We have choices to make walking with Jesus. We could look ahead and see there is no road and refuse to move forward. He doesn’t force us. He waits until we are ready to take the step. The woman in the vision was talking and enjoying her exchanges with Jesus. We can choose to have conversation with God, or close Him off and do it our way – the woman trusted Jesus and listened to what He had to say. It was the intimate conversation with her Lord that gave her the confidence to step out and go where no one has gone before. Everyone of us can walk in this Pioneer Spirit. The opportunity is available to all who are called …but, know this: few are chosen. (Matt 20:16) Walking the pioneer road is a walk of total trust and unwavering faith.

The word to me, to us all, today from this vision is simply this: to trust the Lord with all of our heart and lean not on our understandings, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct our path. (Proverbs 3:4-6)

I am excited to find out where the Pioneer Road is headed! How about you?

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3-2-15
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Unfurl your Sails!

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There’s a new wind blowing! Unfurl Your Sails!
The beginning of this year there was a refreshing joy that came upon the body of Christ to strengthen us. I heard everywhere I went that 2015 was going to be an amazing year! Prophetic expectation was that this year would be our greatest year ever. The Lord told me it was the year of answered prayer; that prayers we’d even given up on or thought would never happen in our lifetime would be answered starting this year. For some in the body this has been true. I am in awe as I see answers to prayers two decades old pour out of heaven. Yet, for many in the body of Christ, nothing has changed and for some life has gotten more difficult than ever. The zeal I saw in the saints in early January has rapidly faded as they see answers to prayer all around them, but not for them personally or for their family.

Every person I know that is seeing answers to long time prayer right now have something in common. They went through a very dark time – some lost everything – but, they didn’t quit. They never lost hope or stopped believing. They kept looking to Jesus Christ as their only answer. So, if you are weary to the bone and ready to quit, if you are frustrated and feeling hopeless, the word from the Lord to you is to never, never, never give up! Don’t quit believing!

Don’t turn inward and give in to the “give-ups.” There is a fresh wind blowing out of heaven. Unfurl those sails of faith! Purpose in your heart to believe again! Proclaim with your mouth that you are a victorious champion in Christ Jesus and all that He has promised is yours. Fix your mind on Him and choose to receive joy and peace. Instead of dwelling on what you don’t yet have, or fixating on the challenges of life, be thankful over all that you do have and that there is a way through every trouble that leads to victory! The outpouring from heaven that is about to occur in response to faith will wipe away all sense of doubt, all thoughts of failure and hopelessness will vanish.

Is it really possible to see change and answers that quickly? YES! In literally ONE day I saw what was impossible become possible. In a moment, what could never happen, happened. And the answers keep coming. Heaven is wide open! Like never before in history the body of Christ is about to see demonstrations of God’s love and greatness just like I did! He is no respecter of persons. What He has done for me, He will do for you and MORE!

Don’t sit and quit! The wind is blowing, let’s sail!
With great JOY,
Rev. Cheryl Birch
2-26-15

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