Dream Rev 3:14-19

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A Dream about the Bride of Christ:

In the dream I was an observer watching what was going on. I was in a room packed with representatives of every philosophy and form of religion. The room looked like a retreat house. Each representative was taking a turn talking and expounding upon the value of their beliefs.

The scene changed and there was a radiant woman driving a car winding up a mountain. She was lost and going in circles and zig-zagging on the mountain roads trying to find the retreat house. She was nervous and afraid, but finally found the location. She parked her car next to the others in the dirt lot and entered the retreat room.

The scene changed and I saw her walk into the room. No one acknowledged her. They were all in dark shadows. All I could see were outlines of various shapes that were icons of the various belief systems. I knew all the world’s philosophies and beliefs were gathered. The radiant woman was the Bride of Christ. She was all light, no shadow. When she entered everywhere she stepped the room lit up.

She went to a place to the left side of the room and sat on the floor. She leaned against a chair, but did not sit on the chair. All the others were sitting on a chair. She folded her arms across her chest and stretched out her legs in front of her. She crossed her ankles. As she crossed her ankles I realized she was naked. As she sat there she listened, but said nothing she did nothing and she never sat in her chair. (Chairs represent seats of authority.) It was obvious as well that all the others completely ignored her and just kept doing their thing. Her presence did not stop them from proceeding with their dialog.

After awhile she got up, left the room and left the retreat house. She walked and walked. She was looking for her cabin. She passed up cabins and houses, tents and trailers and kept walking searching and looking but none of them were her cabin. At the end of the walk was a pier looking out over a vast body of water. The end of it could not be seen. She stood with the wind blowing her hair on the end of the pier. Directly in front of her appeared to escalators; one going up and one going down. People by the hundreds were walking toward the escalators, some went up joyfully. I could hear them laughing and singing. They disappeared into clouds. Some went down and disappeared into darkness that moaned. She stood and watched this process for quite some time and then turned and made her way back to the retreat house.

When she got there, a very kindly gray-haired man greeted her and said: What you need is this coat and directions. He wrapped her in a beautiful white robe. At that moment, I realized her eyes had been covered with scales. They fell off as the robe/coat wrapped her. The kindly man drew a map for her and handed it to her. It was a map to her cabin. She thanked him, they hugged and she started walking following his directions. She walked through beautiful lush green forest of pine and there was her cabin. All the others she had seen along the way were tiny and made of stone or wood, hers was huge and glowing made of something not of this earth.

That was the end of the dream.

When I woke up the Lord immediately gave me Revelation 3:14-19. The dream was about the condition of the Bride of Christ and the hope for her future. Right now she is looked upon by people as the representative in the world of one of many religions and philosophies of life. She is leaning on but not fully sitting on her seat of authority in the earth. She is lost, blind and naked. She sees the vastness of what God has for her. She sees people going to hell, but because she cannot find her place of authority, she is not fully partaking of what God has for her and she is not winning people who are trapped in the world’s “many paths” thought pattern. She is nervous and afraid. The Hope is the Holy Spirit, the kindly man, is helping her to wrap herself in righteousness, to follow His directions (the Word of God) and to find her place. For she is to dwell in the place of life and she is the place where heaven meets earth, through whom the rivers of life flow. My prayer is that she learn, repents, takes her seat of authority with eyes open, ears open, clothed in righteousness. Lord begin with me, in Jesus Name. AMEN

Hold the Line!

There has been an increase in physical challenge and problems of all kinds for the praying church in the last few days. The whirlwind of distractions of the enemy have hit and we are speaking peace and healing to every storm. A week ago the Lord spoke to me clearly that we intercessors must remember to pray for each other as the spiritual warfare increases. This we have done with much sense of breakthrough and blessing. Still, I have been feeling very unsettled, so I asked Him what was going on and what He would have us do.

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Heard this about midnight last night from Him: “HOLD THE LINE! Take a new grip, breathe a new breath, stand firm. There is an assault trying to get the praying church to give-up through illness and infirmity, to be distracted by a variety of challenges and problems, or to collapse under pressures of oppression. When you have done all you are to stand!!! Stand on the peace of the gospel, holding on to faith and My word, remembering your salvation and declaring righteousness and truth. Hold the line intercessors and never, never, never give up.” Ephesians 6:13-18 & Galatians 6:9

So, we will hold the line simply by not giving up on our hope in Him. We are being directed to stand and we can do it through the strength of the Lord. He is keeping us, preserving us, uplifting us, defending us, and healing us. Praise God we have persevered in Him thus far and we will make it to full victory. We will see His marvels and goodness pour out to our cities, states and the nation!

We are about to break through and the enemy is thrashing – he is a loser and defeated foe. The Blood of Jesus Prevails!

Submitted by Rev. Cheryl Birch
1-21-14

The Field

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This past week I kept hearing the phrase “sower and reaper rejoicing together.” I thought perhaps it was a new poem or song, but nothing more came to me until I sat down to do my Bible reading for the day. I am starting the year out in the Book of John and I began to read the 4th chapter. In verse 36 it says: Already the reaper is getting his wages [he who does the cutting now has his reward], for he is gathering fruit (crop) unto life eternal, so that he who does the planting and he who does the reaping may rejoice together. (AMP)

Right after I read that verse I saw myself way ahead in a huge field an endless field in all directions. In my row were individuals scattered to my right and left and a couple way ahead of me. I was breaking up ground with a pick axe. When the chucks of earth were loosened I would take a big shovel and smash the chucks into powder, take a rake smooth out the earth, plant much seed and move forward. Each time I moved forward I would do the same. Right behind me was a small group watering the seed that was planted. They would stay for awhile then move forward to the next row that had been planted. Far behind us were folks assigned to rake, hoe, weed and tend to the field with more water. They would stay until the plants were growing, tending, removing weeds and fertilizing. Far behind them were the reapers.

Then suddenly the groups far behind moved closer. The seed was growing fast and the whole process was speeding up. The preparation and planting was going much faster – even though the ground was very hard – every effort was multiplied. Again the scene changed and as fast as I readied the ground it was watered, tended, grown, and reaped. All the groups working in the field had merged. We were singing and rejoicing together as every area of the seemingly endless field was harvested.

Very very old seed, long though dead, suddenly burst forth in full fruit. These were instantly harvested and joined the team in their role of either planting, tending or reaping. They had so developed hidden away underground that when the sprang forth they were fully grown and mature, full of good fruit.

Respectfully submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
1-12-14

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I stopped working for a moment in the vision and turned back to survey what we had accomplished. In the distance were huge combines slowly lumbering toward the field. They kicked up a white cloud all around them. The Lord said they were the instruments of the great great harvest of the world.

Look at what you have

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A couple of days ago I heard this from the Lord as I was praying: Look at what you have, not what you don’t. Then last night at our prayer meeting the Lord released an exhortation with that same theme that I believe is for the whole body of Christ.

Look not upon what you have not, dwell not there. Look upon all that you do have and be grateful, and put your efforts into that which you see before you. Dwell not on the promises not yet attained and forsake that which you have gained. My promises are yes and amen, pray and leave it to me. Don’t fret and worry and exhaust yourself over that which you cannot make happen. My burdens are easy and my yoke is light. Believe I have heard you and go about your day confident I will bring about the perfect answer. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t do!

If your ministry is stalled in one area, ask My help and relax. Go and put your energy into what is not stalled and develop that aspect, enjoy that aspect, be satisfied with that aspect while you wait on My perfect plan to unfold. Listen for My voice and do that!

If your family needs salvation, ask Me and leave them in My care. Look at what you have! ME! You, go sleep well, enjoy My presence, exemplify Me – share My goodness when they will listen – show them My goodness when they will not. Trust Me. (Job 22:22-30)

Waiting on provision, healing, or other great needs? Concentrate on what you can do and what you do have even in this! Stop looking at the storms, needs, and situations. Give to Me what you do not see, trust Me, there is no plan B! I am it, everything you need.

A Year to Draw Near

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While I was praying, I began to see a radiant person, I believe the person represented followers of Christ Jesus. The person was surround by items whirling around them and some were bouncing and jumping. The items were flat screen televisions, cell phones, tablets, computers, game players, music players, readers, books, newspapers, magazines, sports equipment, shopping bags, desks, restaurants, theaters, other people, cars, boats, bikes and on and on. Then the Lord spoke to my heart this word:

2014 is a year of revelation for my sons and daughters; a year of awakening for My Body. The grooming of My Bride, from head to toe, has increased. My Light shall bring forth truth about her. Both ugly stains of abiding sins and the glorious radiance of her reflection of Me shall be clearly seen.

For those who will hear My Voice, it is a year to draw near, nearer than you have ever been. For many are speaking of a door that has opened; they have said it is time to walk through the door. Still, many misinterpret My Voice – they do not understand that the door is not to greater works or larger ministries, or more success – it is the open door of My Heart. An invitation to draw nigh to Me, to dwell in My chambers.

Tell them and heed this carefully yourself, you have looked to the outside and your works in Me, now come to the inside to the heart of you. There is found the door I desire you to enter. The door to My Heart is easily found in your heart when it is at rest in Me. You will never find it on the outside, come to the inside. To be like Me is your goal. To be like Me, you must experience Me. To demonstrate My Love, you must know it for yourself. To hear My Voice you must take time to be quiet. To see what I see, you must know My Heart. Then I will give you sight and My Mind, the Mind of Christ will be activated in you more than ever before.

Distraction of all kinds will be your greatest challenge this year. Whirling winds of distraction are your challenge. I desire you to rest in Me. The enemy of your soul will try to create chaos of whirling distractions. Set aside these things and be still. Your own flesh desires and craves after these things, set aside the wants of your flesh and find time to draw near instead.

Here then is your word if you will: In the middle of the storm of distractions, you will find peace in Me. Turn to the inside of you to calm the outside. Connect with My heart and I will take you into the deepest parts of Me. The distractions will fade away – they pale compared to My treasures. Answers you have longed for, revelation, awakening, the assurance you seek; transformation is found in the endless oceans of My heart. My love makes it easy for you to endure. (Hebrews 12:1-3 AMP)

The door of My heart is open; come on in. Learn to be the demonstration of My Love in the earth. More than that, become the very expression of Me.

Submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
1-3-14

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