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

Rapid Fire

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For about two weeks now I have been hearing the words “rapid fire” echo in my mind and heart. Every time I think of and begin to pray over what has been happening in our nation since November, and especially the last three weeks, I find myself praying regarding the “rapid fire” changes taking place.

When our President took office his first weeks can only be described as “rapid fire” as he implements his campaign promises. Whether or not you like President Trump is not the point here, it is the speed at which change is occurring on all fronts…except one: The USA Church. But, not for long. Stability of the status quo of the USA church is not the Father’s goal for us. It is instead: metamorphosis.

This is what Holy Spirit spoke to me last week: In like manner of what your President is doing and with the same intensity of change that is happening in Washington DC, I will change My Church before your very eyes. This is an answer to the prayers of the remnant who have without ceasing labored in prayer and come to Me constantly on behalf of your nation, your states and your communities. Now, I am about to send RAPID FIRE CHANGE to My Ecclesia. My people must become My people in ALL ways.

Out of My intense love for you USA Ecclesia and because you have been entrapped by tradition and religion… because you have been prevented from rising to fulfill your destiny in Me by hundreds of years of circumstances, much of it beyond your control, rapid fire change is about to be released to set you free to be Me to lost, confused, deceived, dying souls. The anguish of their hearts cries out to Me and YOU are their answer. They need NOT to hear about your religion. They need to hear about ME!

An army of AMBASSADORS are finishing their training right now. When I release them, RAPID FIRE will flow through them. They will not care what men and women say about them. Criticism will role off of them. (Look to your President as an example of this remarkable trait I will bestow upon these ones.) They will hear Me. They will see Me. They will do what they see and hear. They will demonstrate My love and distribute My promises to those in great need.

Many in the institutional churches will be surprised by this, shocked and disturbed by the boldness of these MY Ambassadors of Rapid Fire Change. Beloved, I do not want you shocked and surprised as My holy desire and jealousy after you consumes all that was not instituted or built by Me; all that is entrapping you. Let Me prepare you now. Look at the changes in your nation as preparation for what is about to be released that will undo QUICKLY multiple years of bondage to half-truths and entrapment by words given to you by those who have, with well-meaning, perpetrated lies.

As quickly as the institutions of Washington DC have been inundated and plunged into change, the institutions of Christianity will experience the same. I am about to empower with Rapid Fire all who will receive during this season of transformation. You are about to undergo metamorphosis. What you have been will pass away and you will emerge in NEW LIFE. Yes, there is war in the heavenlies over your nation. Yes, there will be war over your lives as you answer My call to let the old pass away and you engage in the NEW. You will become part of My solution. Yes! My beloveds, do not fear this change! Embrace it! Choose instead to become part of My army of Ambassadors walking in My love, My light and My power.

Released 2-11-17 by Rev. Cheryl Birch

Addendum:
As I was researching today (2-13-17) more about “rapid fire” I found a prophecy from Chuck Pierce release January of 2016. While the prophecy is long, there is a short section I felt appropriate to post here as I believe what I received a couple of days ago is connected:

Watchmen Arise! A Year of Rapid Fire!
“Watchmen, arise. Let your tongues be the pen of a ready writer. As you write, as you bring down the strategies, I am going to cause doors to fall like dominoes. I am going to cause gates to be blown off the hinges. Watchmen, write what you see, write what you hear; I am fine-tuning your ears. I am opening your eyes in a new way. I am bringing you up to an aerial view, so you can look down into the enemy’s camp. You will speak and write specific things, and you will cause ambushments to be set in the enemy’s camp.

“Judah, Judah, I am waking you in a new way. For even as I caused the gates to shake for Paul and Silas as they prayed in the night, so Judah will be awakened in a new way. There is something I am awakening you to, to discipline you in, this year. So break through that fear that’s surrounding you.

“This will be a year of ‘rapid fire.’ This will be a year when I will be shooting down, like lightening, upon My people. For I am calling fiery warriors into place. I will do things in you that you have been waiting to see, but I will call you into a place where I want you to pave the way for others to see. Know that this is the year of the travail of rapid fire.

Read the entirety of Chuck Pierce’s prophecy here: Chuck Pierce Prophecy

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2017 and beyond – renewal 444

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I am so excited over what Holy Spirit is speaking to my heart and the encouraging words He is releasing for those following after Jesus – 2017 is a year of increased exchange of religious works for relationship with Father God. As the Breath of God brings more and more change there will be Acceleration like never before! Four winds are being released for this next 4 years! (more on that later) I am seeing 444 everywhere as a message from the Lord – He spoke to my heart to claim “the promise of 4” as we are swept into a dynamic convergence that is bringing new breath, new life, new winds, new season for the body of Christ (Ezekiel 37:9).

It is also a season for intense intercessory mediation (not only meditation but mediation -standing in the gap) and declaration – with mediocre ineffective prayer disappearing steadily from every gathering of the saints over the next months and years . It’s a time for dreams, destiny and vision fulfilled that will wipe away all stains of a long season of hope deferred… it will be studded with amazing encounters with God as He, Himself, steps up His work to conform us into the image of Christ so that our Lord Jesus may be glorified in us. Yes, that means increased transformation leading to total reformation of people, groups, ministries, and church as we know it.

It is time for us who have never given up and have pressed into the things of God to take our seats of authority in His Name. As we do, Cities, over the next few years will have “changed in day” experiences and we will see nations exalted and nations brought to their knees as the glory of the Lord is visibly seen upon His own.

Stay in the Word saints of God, let Holy Spirit do His work in you and know you are surrounded by heavenly Hosts to help you and protect you – Be brave, be bold, and trust HIM as He calls you to unusual things! This is going to be quite the year and quite a 4 year period! As the Lord reveals more about 444, I will post again.

With love, joy and GREAT HOPE in our Lord, 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

Get Excited – Prepare Now!

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Though many folks are longing for things to “go back to the way they were” here in the USA, that is not at all what I am hearing from the Lord. Instead, He is speaking to me that it is time to press into Him and learn from Him His plans for the USA. He has begun a great and mighty work of change that will, if we respond, cause the USA church and eventually our nation to shake off “the way we were” and step into our greatest hour ever in all of our remarkable history.

Yes, there were good times in the past, but that is the old wine skin of the old days and we must become new wine skins so that He can pour out a brand new wine… a new way of doing just about everything!

We are in preparation right now to be part of His grand plans. Keep saying to yourself that Change is Good. Yes, whatever the Lord is changing is very good! No matter how much He is stretching you and challenging you in this season, know that every bit of the discomfort is worth it for the glory that is set before us!

Get excited and let Him prepare you now to receive the “new wine” for our generation! (Luke 5:36-39)

Pathway to God’s Best

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Prepare for all things to become new. You are on a pathway to My best.”

These are the words I keep hearing from the Lord despite all the negative news reports in our nation and the world.

Can we really comprehend everything changed, everything new?

That’s the question of my heart and His answer is remarkable. He has confidence in us and He will help us through each phase of His plan for our nation. Here is what the Lord spoke to me: I shall turn your hearts toward Me. There will be a crescendo of My Presence and there will be a sign and a wonder to prove to all that I have walked among you. From My touch will spring many new streams and you will be like a mighty river as you, as each stream, is bound together by My perfect love. The battle for the USA rages on, but know this, I Myself strengthen you. The victory is Mine. In your weakness I will be strong and your nation shall be won to My glory.

He gave Malachi 4:2-3 as further encouragement to share this day: “But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.You shall trample the wicked (one),For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” Says the Lord of hosts.

I added “one” after wicked as under the new covenant God directs us that we battle not against flesh and blood but against demonic forces in the heavenlies. He will make all things new in our nation. His destiny for us all will come to pass as we allow Him to work through us to trample on the demonic forces that are trying to destroy us. We must think of ourselves as victors, not victims! Yes, we can walk through this time of change and see the glory of the Lord in the midst!

 

Stand as light in darkness

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Yes! We are the light of the world as ambassadors of Christ Jesus!

As the earth spirals into spiritual darkness our job to be that light is more important than ever! All the more we need to gather together and pray. All the more we need to bless, bless, bless and bless some more and learn how to stand strong in the midst of adversity. Jesus described in Matthew and Luke what it would be like in the world at His return. He said it would be as the days of Noah. In Genesis 7:11 it says “Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence” – that was the kind of culture Noah lived in. That is the kind of world culture we live in. Noah stood for righteousness and listened to God in his day and we must, and we can, do the same in our day. In fact, we have advantage! We have Jesus and we are filled with His Spirit. So, let’s not faint, give up or give in! Let’s learn how to stand as light in the darkness!

If you are in the Modesto area, join us for our new class “BE STRONG!” Friday night July 22nd – Days Inn Modesto at 7 PM.