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)

Refreshing Wind

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What I have observed is that weariness and a sense of oppression has been rampant among the remnant and intercessors. Truly it is vital that we continue to pray for each other as we go through increasingly difficult times of fear hitting our nation and more spiritual darkness comes upon the earth.

We have been in a season of steadily increasing challenges, a very unsettling time.  This message not to tell you that the world will be “normal” again, or that this season will go away and be all be over and done with soon. That is not the truth. The Lord has told me many times since the mid-1990s we are going to see very dark days and perplexing things in our nation and this world, BUT the church will glow brighter and brighter with His Love and Presence. We will be more and more His anointed representatives, Christ-like Ambassadors, and people will run to His Light.

Don’t give up and pull-back! We must continue to stand in faith, believe and pray,  for our prayers are benefiting our communities, state, and nation in magnificent ways we can’t yet see. Though He tells me many of you are tired to the bone, know that Jesus and Holy Spirit stand with you and all of heaven is responding to your prayers. All you may see, feel, hear and smell is war and resistance, but what you are doing is helping others receive from God what they could not receive or cannot receive without prayer intervention. Your sacrifice is worth it!

Hang on just a little longer is what I am hearing. There is a very specific and special refreshing wind for the intercessors and the remnant praying church that is about to be released by the Father. When it comes, be prepared for amazing change in YOU and around you. This wind is what many of you have been waiting for. He has told you about it and it is about to blow freely through the remnant church to give us strength and ability to stand for Him in these times.

Father God is very proud of you and pleased with you. Trust Him and keep seeking Him. The reward of His loving touch in your life and the resulting outpouring of salvation, blessing and favor around you is a treasure worth great sacrifice. He is worth walking through this trialing time.

Stand fast in Him and believe He loves you and has your best in mind.

With love and JOY,

Rev Cheryl

 

 

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.

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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2015 – The Year of Answered Prayer

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As we enter 2015 the Lord is speaking to me how important it is that we keep our feet firmly planted in His word, a strong foundation, and our eyes fixed constantly upon Him with our spiritual ears open to hear His voice. The things He is about to do in the world will look mighty strange to us- What He is about to ask of us will feel mighty unusual to us – the reaction of our already defeated enemy will be frightening to us – IF we are not fixated on Christ Jesus. We must have compassion on the world’s difficulties, but see through His eyes and KNOW His love for us, KNOW His blood covers us and KNOW His peace that surpasses all understanding. Don’t get caught in sorrows. He is our JOY, our provider and our protector! This is a year for us to shine for Him like never has there been opportunity before! We are to be His translators and His Ambassadors in a powerful NEW, all NEW, way! We are about to see the answers to years and years of prayers! Not only our prayers, but those of the saints gone on before us! Be ready to translate what you see and hear in the Spirit to speak to the hurting and change hearts in the earth. Prepare now in His presence to be His Ambassador wherever you go, not just sometimes, but always, in every place. There is an intercessory flow pouring out of heaven. A new wind of refreshing for those of us in the trenches AND thousands of new recruits about to join us and lift the load!!!! We have held the line and never given up and the Lord is about to start an advance – we are about to climb to new places. Shake off all past disappointment, stop wondering if you are in the right place in God’s Kingdom, and step into trust, great faith and more understanding and wisdom. Pray, intercessors, Pray with confidence. This is the year of answered prayer!

submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
1-1-2015

Climb!

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Today the Lord spoke to my heart regarding the New Year. He had share with me in October that it would be a pivotal year for the church – click here to listen to the prophetic word. I have been asking Him how the church will ever make the turn toward Him that is so vitally needed. In November He gave a prophetic teaching that equated His body of believers to Elisha following Elijah no matter the cost in order to receive his master’s mantel double-fold. That 2015 would begin a special journey to receive Jesus’ mantel as His sons and daughters. To listen to the message click here. During my time with Him this morning I received more information about the journey. This is what I wrote:

Matthew 17:1-8
Mark 9:2-7
Luke 9:28-34

Prepare to climb, My beloved. It is time to ascend to a high mountain with Me. Higher than you have climbed before. Come away with Me to this secluded place where you will awaken and see Me in NEW Light. A place where your image of Me is transfigured. A place where you can see into the supernatural realms; and see what I see. A place where you hear the voice of the Father and His loving instructions. Transformation of who I am to you is about to take place in your heart and mind. So, prepare to climb by bowing down in humility. The lower you are in relying on yourself, the higher you can climb with Me. know during this trek it is vital that your reliance is on Me and Me alone. Such glory you will see! Such wonders you will hear! All to take back to a lost and dying world full of violence, fear, hurt and pain. You are to be a translator of My hope, an imparter of My love, a giver of My healing, a preacher of My salvation.

How to climb? Pick up your cross and follow after Me. A world full of souls that need My love and salvation awaits your completion. How you see Me must be transformed. Great sacrifice of reliance on worldly things; great gain of My Kingdom and treasures that no earthly endeavor can reveal awaits.

When I call, CLIMB!

submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
12-26-2015

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