the Green Room

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For quite some time I have been seeing the number 4 everywhere, usually 444. In my New Year letter to you I shared an article on that which can be read on this Blog. The fours have been so persistent, as I follow the Lord’s instruction to claim the promises of 4, that I have taken much time to sit with the Him and learn more about this message to us. What struck me was Green is the 4th color of the covenant rainbow God set before Noah. It is the color of the bow that is over the Throne of God. And, it is the color of change and renewal, as well as, a symbol of Spring and new life. It is also, I am hearing in my times with Him, a message to us that we are in a season of tremendous growth. This green growing season is most specifically for those who will or are seeking Him above all else.
He tells me there are hundreds, more likely thousands, of disciples of Christ Jesus who are right now in His “Green Room.” It is a place of waiting, of precision preparation and of such intense growth into His likeness that it aches and even hurts in the deepest places of our souls. This is a place of personal isolation, yet we are not really isolated. Life goes on around us and we are interacting and productive, but we are also separated out for a specific season with Him. It is hard to describe this place. It is doing daily tasks, attending church, or prayer group, interacting with others, but feeling out of sync with it all as Father God calls to us to cling to Him. Some in the Green Room are wondering if they have “lost it” as their life has so radically changed. What worked in the past, is not working now.
Past ways are not working because we are in a waiting room just this side of brand new – but, the good news is that even God’s waiting rooms are lush and green and full of life.  I saw this place as an emerald cave-like room. It has no furniture. As I entered the room I felt alone. But, then I realized He was there. He was everywhere. It was empty of worldly things on purpose. There was nothing in the room to distract me from Him. As I looked around the room sensing His presence suddenly stairs lit up; Beautiful Golden Stairs that led to a chamber where there was a white table with chairs. A young man in a white tunic sat at the head of the table and many others like me sat at the table. There was an empty chair for me and I sat down. Jesus, the young man, spoke with us there about life, His love, and His plans.
Yes, it is a room of separation and God Himself has called us to this chamber. In many ways it is a lonely place as the distractions of our lives,ministry, work, and achievements are stripped away. It is also a vitally necessary place. Once in the Green Room as we wait on Him we are privileged to find out how independent of Him we have really been; how much we have relied on ourselves and asked Him to bless what we have done.  It is also a lush place of rest. True rest in the Lord is rare, but those in the Green Room are learning to truly rest; to fearlessly trust their God and King.
Some are being called out to make surprising life changes. In many cases God has inspired this group to move to a new city where they know few or no one in order to get them to center their attention on Him alone. Others are being called to leave behind long time ministries as the doors close on that season and He prepares them for the new doors opening. Still others are being asked to give up some things very dear to them that are no longer needed for the season we have entered.  It can be a confusing time as the old is closed and the new is established. That is why this message is vital.
He says stay in the Green Room until it is time… This is important. Just as the green room in our culture is the place that people wait and do their last minute preparations just before they go on stage at the appointed time, His Green room is our last minute preparation before we go on His stage at His appointed time.   Yes, those of us in preparation right now are about to be revealed as sons and daughters of God; as Ambassadors of Christ who are Demonstrators of His Love, Power and Word.  A Spotlight will be upon those humble servants who persevere and are relentless in their pursuit of Him. They will not put themselves in the limelight. God Himself will shine His light upon and through them.
Be most blessed and full of HOPE & JOY!
Rev Cheryl

Hang On!

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This is a dream and message of HOPE for the USA.
Yesterday (August 21) I was quite despondent all morning and very concerned in the spirit over our nation and our future. That is unusual for me as I have been inspired by Holy Spirit to stand in great hope for the USA even during the darkest of times. But, I had seen in a dream something disturbing. I saw a great house. It was Colonial, painted white with black trim. It was three stories with pillars out front, lovely green landscaping, on a hill overlooking water. There was bright sunshine on the house at all times. Then before my eyes the house was ripped apart. Holes in the roof and walls appeared. Windows broken and shutters askew. There was a man working desperately to save the house, but as fast as he repaired it new destruction occurred. He worked harder, sweating. He took off his shirt, tightened his belt, and worked on the house but, it kept falling apart and missiles blew holes in it. He finally fell on his face exhausted and lay on the ground. He got up after a bit and walked toward the water and stepped on to a wooden boat dock. He fell into the water face first, rolled over, face to the sun, and floated away out of my sight. Very oddly his chest shown brightly with radiant gold. I woke up horrified and saddened.
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But, the dream was not what I thought it was. No, in seeking the Lord, it was not the depiction of destruction, loss and suicide that my soul perceived. It was a depiction of the church finally letting go of working hard to keep up a structure our loving Father is trying to tear down. Holy Spirit quickened to me that it was specifically a picture of the USA church. The Colonial house indicated the church in the USA stemming from her very beginnings.
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The man in the dream represented all the ministers of the gospel trying to keep things the way they are – trying to hold back change and transformation of the USA church. But, we must be transformed. A reformation has begun. The old structure has to be removed and God’s structure built by His hands. When the man fell, it was on his face. Good position. He fell in humility. He walked away from the old and fell into the washing waters of the word of God, face first – in humility – and then turned around completely, facing the sun, and let the waters carry him withersoever God would have him go. It was a picture of submission, repentance, and turning to God’s ways. His heart glowed golden with God’s presence as he floated away.
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After the dream, I received this message from the Lord:
Hang on! For the prayers of the righteous have come before Me this day on behalf of the United State of America. Bow low before My Presence and I will raise you up as beloved children. Hold tight to me and watch as I cleanse your nation of wicked schemes from within, of plots to destroy, of long-term iniquity that seems impossible to overcome. Of these impossibles I say: NO MORE! What humankind cannot do, I CAN do and WILL do before your eyes and in the hearing of your ears.
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Let not sadness or grieving overtake you during this time. For on a grand scale, to the North, South, East and West, I will shake out and reveal the hidden things of men’s and women’s hearts. The sleepiness of your nation will change in a day. My Body is waking up and, as they come fully awake to the futility of their strivings and self-made kingdoms, they will see Me. They will see My Glory and the magnificence of who I AM will terrify them; but not to death. They will be startled and provoked to new life within their New Life. Such as I have done in their hearts will shine forth like the noonday sun. What they have treasured of their own doing will fall away as dust in the wind of My refreshing breath.
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The dry bones shall live! You shall live and serve Me and My purposes. You shall not die USA church but, it will feel like it as I transform every aspect of you inside and out.
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Evenings will be sweet in My Presence and mornings drenched with the dew of My love. Your days will be filled with joy in the harvest and in the night hours I will speak clearly and show you all that must take place. And, I will strengthen you for the season of trials to come.
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Yes! Bow low before Me, my dear ones, and trust Me implicitly to bring you to the place of your greatest, your highest, call in Me. A place of supernatural servanthood.
Your nation is My nation and I will shut the mouths of those who curse her; the mouths of those within and those without.
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Every nation is My nation and what belongs to Me, I am about to take out of the hands of those who hate Me. Salvation shall flood the earth. Though the battle be fierce, Rejoice! Look up! Watch! See what I will do in your midst and Rejoice!
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Respectfully submitted,
Rev Cheryl Birch
8-22-16

We Can Do It!!

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In a recent dream I saw a woman standing in total darkness. A bright spotlight pierced the darkness and lit her up. She held a microphone. She stood alone on a platform. Her head was down. She was dressed in white with a red wrap. She lifted her head. Her hair shone brilliant white and her eyes flashed with fire. At the top of her voice she shouted: I CAN! I CAN DO THIS! Then she began to sing in chant with great joy: I can! I can do this! over and over. I joined her in the dream and woke myself up saying “I can! I can do this!”

I took the dream to the the Lord in prayer and He gave me Psalm 98:1 “Oh sing to the Lord a New Song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the Victory!”

Some of the dream interpretation is obvious: The woman represents the church, the bride of Christ. The Light of heaven is upon her. She stands in purity wrapped in the blood of Jesus. She radiates glory and fire is in her eyes. She stands in a place of authority and her voice is amplified in the earth.

Holy Spirit also spoke this to me: Up till that moment in the dream, when she began to declare in song chant, she was not using her voice. And, by her words, there was a thought of failure and oppression of the enemy that needed to be dealt with through declaration.    1 Thessalonians 1:24 “He who called you is faithful, who also will do it.” came to mind.

Yes, Lord, let us sing a new song of faith in YOU, of trust that You can do great things as we take our stand and lift our voice declaring Your truth. Let Your Light shine brilliantly upon us and flow through us. Restore our joy in You for YES! we can do this! We can be Your Ambassadors in the midst of darkness declaring your Your marvelous love and works. There is Victory in Christ Jesus! AMEN!

A Page is about to Turn

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On March 7th I had a most wonderful prophetic dream adventure with the Lord. While the dream has MUCH to say and was fairly lengthy, within the dream came a specific scene and prophetic word that I know I am to share with all of you as encouragement. I will be posting the dream when I am finished with praying through to a more full interpretation. In the mean time, for those of you that have been laboring in the Lord for many years, have been waiting on your dream, vision and destiny that He spoke to you would come to pass, and/or you have experienced what seems like delays and failures… this word is for you!
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Excerpt from the dream I call “Emerald” –
I don’t know how we got there but suddenly we were at a picnic-like place in the valley. I had seen this place from the ridge. When I looked around, Emerald was high up the mountain to my left.   There were many tables and chairs, but very few people were there.  The tables were all white. Most were under white canopies and there were white pennant shaped long banners on poles waving in the breeze. It was lovely.
 
We were gathered there in the sunshine for quite a while. I remember walking around. But, I don’t remember interacting with anyone.
 
Finally, one of the planners said “This failed – let’s go talk.” Everyone that attended the event, including me, sat down at a long white table in the sunshine. I remember that because sitting in the direct sun was wonderful and I am a shade seeker.
 
I listened to the group talking for a time. They were discussing their failure and wondering what went wrong.  Then, while I wondered what I was doing there with everyone, the Lord spoke to me very clearly. 
 
He said: There is man’s timing and there is My timing.  This event was planned in man’s timing.  A Page is about to be turned in My Book and when the Page is turned, My Plan will come to pass as it is My Timing.  Fret no longer over what you perceive as failures.  It was not yet time! You have been sowing into your destiny.  When the Page turns, everything you do will succeed in Me!
 
I stood up and told the group of this message from the Lord.  Several turned to me and said: Who are you? They were angry.  A couple of them got up and hugged me and said: Thank you!  The leader, the young man with glasses and sandy brown hair, I had seen before, and a young thin Hispanic man both said: Listen to her. We see this event was done in our own strength and timing. None the less, it is good seed for our future. Now, we will wait on our God.  
 
After they said that, all of us hugged one another.
 
This scene came in the middle of the dream. I am sure you are curious about Emerald and how the dream ends. I will share that soon. The most important part right now are the words of the Lord.  He is about to turn a page. It fact, I am certain that the shaking and stirring going on in the world is because He has lifted the corner of the page in His book. When He actually turns the page, life will change completely for all of us.
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We are in a time of preparation for that change right now. It is a season of training and discipline. So many leaders and long time intercessors are reporting they are in a season that is very challenging. Both difficult things and wonderful things are happening at the same time.  The difficult things at times are overwhelming and for some it has slowed them down or stopped them completely from ministry. But it is all in the Father’s hands. We are in a place of being purified in the valley (white banners & canopies) and purged of leaven of this world (read Purging Revival). Those who are willing have been practicing planning sessions with God, waiting on Him, and sowing into what they will be doing in the new season to come. Though the results have not always been what we hoped, nothing that we have done is wasted or a failure in Christ Jesus. No, it has all been training, even our mistakes.  His Bride WILL BE READY for the turning of His Page!
 
Be encouraged and get excited. The Father has HUGE wonderful amazing plans for His sons and daughters. Truly, no matter how good He has been in our lives, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet! There is much more goodness to come!!!
With love,
Rev. Cheryl
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Watch for the posting of Emerald  on this  blog
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Call to Fast for 21 days
We have also called for a time of fasting from April 1st at sundown to April 21st at sundown. Passover on the Jewish calendar begins at sundown on April 22nd. That marks the beginning of Yah’s (God’s) spiritual New Year. He is telling me it is VITAL that we humble ourselves through fasting before Passover. So, we will be fasting 21 days. Click here to go to information on the fast. I will posting on our facebook page prayers and encouragement during the fast. If you have not “liked” our page you can go to  www.facebook.com/cherylbirchministries.  Click the Like button, then when I post an update you will be notified. Please seek the Lord and join us in the fast as He leads you.

Get LOW!

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Precious intercessors – in our area we have been on an exciting adventure in the Lord. He first gave us a prophetic promise of being catapulted into our destiny in Him, then the word “Launch” began to be spoken by prophetic folks and He gave me instruction to “prepare for the launch.” Now, the word “advance” has started to be released by prophetic intercessors. I believe from all of this that we are in forward motion, we are launched and we are advancing and very shortly we will be catapulted into the very things we have been dreaming, hoping, visioning, praying, and laboring for in intercession.

This dream came to me in the very early AM 6-12-14 as direction,loving warning and encouragement. I know that I am both myself in the dream and also I am representing all of the prophetic intercessors and advancing church prophetically.

Here is the dream with some explanation:
I was at a gathering of absolute brilliant light with tens of thousands of others. Out of the gathering came many wonderful God directed ideas, solutions, plans, healing, restoration etc. People each got into their vehicles, which represents their ministry, and headed out to accomplish these things for the Lord. I stood watching and, though they all originally headed out going the direction the Lord showed them, not far down the road they took a wrong turn. One by one they got on a pathway that was headed for a cliff. I tried to run after them to warn them, but I could not help them that way. In the dream, I had to go to the base of the cliff and climb up to the place where they were about to go off and lose everything. So, I went down to the base of the cliff and easily climbed up the mountain of problems – all went well until I got to the opening in the cliff where they were all headed for destruction.

At the opening sat a huge being that I can only describe as like Jaba the Hut in the Star Wars movies, foul ugly slug with a huge mouth. I got to the top and it blocked my path. I tried every way to get around it. Nothing worked. I could see a couple of vehicles go off the cliff and crash at the bottom. I was devastated and desperate to get around to help others avoid the cliff.

First, the beast was seductive and tried to lure me into its trap of snakelike ropes. It face change to that of a pleasant smiling man. That made me very ill and, thankfully, its plan did not work. When it saw that I could not be drawn into its trap, it peppered me with things that hit me and hurt me deeply. It said I could not get past it because I was like it and could never move forward. Revulsion swept over me as this beast was so vile. Then I realized it was Leviathan – it was PRIDE. That was why I was like it. I was dealing with pride. In the dream I immediately got low. When I was flattened, I was no longer like it, I easily slid under it and jumped up with great strength, zeal, power, joy, love etc on the other side. It could not stop me!

With a bright blue weapon provided supernaturally, that I believe was Prayer, every disaster from that point on was diverted. The blue weapon hit the vehicles and they all either stopped or turned back to the path ordained for them. A person got out of their vehicle and said to me “How did you do all this? This is amazing that no one got hurt.” I told them, how I did it and we wept with joy thanking God for revealing the answer for this season.

So, dear friends and intercessors, after praying and meditating this this AM, the Lord has told me to post this for all of you. It is, He tells me, not only for me. We are all about to find ourselves in situations where our PRIDE is an issue. Either there will be an attempt to seduce us into thinking we are just fine the way we are, or we will be brutally assaulted by the enemy through people and situations we least expect. This is in order to block us and stop the advance.

We must ask Him to deal with all of our areas of wounded pride from the past so we can receive healing. Then ask Him to teach us how to get LOW so we can handle all future challenging situations. I am asking Him to flatten us and keep us in a place of humility no matter how much our pride is being wounded. When we stay low, the enemy cannot stop us from advancing. In fact, in the dream it was like it could not even see me. In this flattening the love of Jesus can flow in power.

Believe me, I am not an expert at this. I fail frequently but, I am learning that, when I feel blocked and/or hurt that most of the time, it is pride stopping me from advancing. The simple acts of repenting, as much as needed, forgiving and letting go – telling God we cannot do anything with out HIM and His direction – relying on the Holy Spirit, will help us to successfully get past this guard. Since people will be used to deliver the “blows” and cause the problems, practice now so you will be responding in the future by immediately forgiving and blessing them as you would want to be blessed. In blessing there is the power of God’s love. Our temptation is to curse them, but that hurts them and us – it makes us weak and we end up defeated. Father God wants us victorious wielding our bright blue weapon of prayer supernaturally defeating the enemy’s plans.

Prepare with love as your breastplate – stay low fellow intercessors and advancing church, the victory is found flat on our face before God.

We will be praying that the advancing church enter into humility and stay LOW during our prayers.

Blessing you with with great JOY and strength! We are about to breakthrough with humility in to His glorious plans!

With love
Cheryl

Submitted by Rev Cheryl ‘s Birch
June 12, 2014

May be shared in whole with submitted by and date intact.

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