Joyful Recompense

Jumping for Joy

Beloveds of the Lord,

Today I waited on the Lord nearly all day to hear from Him.  I knew there was something important that I wasn’t hearing. Late in the afternoon, when He began to speak, or more precisely, I began to hear, He directed me to a prophetic word I received in late December 2012 and posted in January of 2013.  At the time I called it: Renewed in Joy! Today HE called it Joyful Recompense. 

He also qualified the prophetic word so that I would know for whom He gave it.  Many prophetic words are released as if for the entire church which I did back in 2013. But, I have learned since that they are sometimes for a specific group. Sometimes, not all the church are able to receive what is promised. In this case, He tells me not all will sacrifice and do what it takes to step into their Highest Call in Him.  Not all in the church have the commitment to their walk with our Lord that will produce in them His prophetic promises.

Therefore, this message, this recompense, is for the Remnant and for all in the Body of Christ who will ask for it plus do what is needed to receive it. Age is not a factor nor how long a person has been born again. It is for those who have endured, are faithful to Him, take time to sit at His feet, to KNOW Him, and who apply His word to their lives, accepting the changes that He requires,  who desire transformation, listen to His voice and do what they hear Him say – these ones who intercede, care little about recognition, give HIM glory, reach out to the poor, obey His voice, share the Good News when He opens the door – they are about to… Continue reading

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New Beginnings

 

The Beginning

The Lord God in His infinite wisdom is ending some things right now. This is a world wide event affecting entire nations and also regions, cities, and individuals like you and me. Endings can be a bit disconcerting, confusing and sometimes down right scary.  This is especially so when it is all going on at one time.  It’s hard to remain at peace or understand our role when we are seemingly in constant crisis or crisis is constantly happening around us.

How vital it is right now that we, the body of Christ, get a handle on what is going on from heaven’s perspective! The last two postings I made were reminders that God is in charge, He loves us, He has chosen us and that He has had a grand wonderful plan from the very beginning.  Secondly, its important to constantly remember that we are still in a time of GRACE and new beginnings are available daily.  We not in a time of judgement and wrath, but we are in a time of intense battle and world-wide spiritual struggle for nations (for the souls of the world). It’s ugly out there, not because God is pouring out judgement and wrath, but because the demonic forces are trying to kill as many people as possible to prevent them from ever knowing Christ Jesus as Savior. It’s even uglier because so many people flowing in the evil of their own hearts and are coming into agreement with the demonic plan to wipe out all that God created in the beginning and said was good, especially humankind.

He is speaking to me prophetically … Continue reading

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

Encouraging Word 5-19-13

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Doubt and confusion over an issue means you cannot see how you would do it or “fix” a situation. Faith and belief means you know you can’t do it or fix it at all, but you trust I CAN! Now add receiving and embracing My way, My word, My answers and you have total victory! The power, the authority you have in Me flows. Your city is yours! Your state is yours! Your nation is yours! Lift up My Word, My Son, My Spirit and I, your Father, will exalt you among mankind; among nations.

GRACE! Lean, Lean, Lean heavily on Me! Seek Me and not another way. Eyes on Me! Ears open to Me! Heart fixed on Me! And, I will build your heart into a fortress of My Love. Your belly will overflow with fountains and rivers from My Belly, all for the peoples I send you to; many faces, many nations. And, fear not! I am strengthening you to accomplish much you have only dreamed. You dare to believe this, Child, and I will give it all to you!

A Word to the Body of Christ submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
May 19, 2013

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The Ship is Turning!

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At one of our recent “Courts of Heaven” prayer gatherings as we were praying for the leaders in the church and the body of Christ. I was specifically praying that the leaders would receive revelation from God, a renewed intimacy and love relationship with the Father and that they would lead “the sheep” into His arms where there is freedom, peace, and joy instead of religious chains, heaviness, shame and condemnation.

Suddenly, I saw a huge ship slowly moving in a vast sea. It was very old and rusty. It was headed the wrong way into shallow dark waters and about to go a-ground. (Ezekiel 8:9-18; Romans 8:5-7) As I pressed into the prayer asking the Lord to turn His church toward Him, I put up my hand and I touched the bow of that big old ship. As I touched it a tiny tug boat came into view. It was tugging away on the bow of that ship trying to turn it. It was a beautiful tugboat! I kept praying and the intercessors joined me in intense intercession. As we prayed, I actually felt the ship, I could feel it hard, solid, and as I pushed with the my hand the bow of that big old ship moved! As the bow turned, I could see hundreds of tug boats on the other side of the ship. They were pulling together or on the way to help turn the bow of the ship. The tug boats were all very colorful, newly painted, shining in the SONSHINE. The glory of the Lord Jesus Christ shone on them. The waters on the other side of the ship glittered with glory.

The Holy Spirit spoke to me that the big rusty ship represented the greater worldwide church and they where facing the wrong way, they were rusty with religious bondage, they were headed toward the world and about to be beached. The tugboats represented the intercessors and the Remnant who were constantly being renewed by their intimate relationship with God. They were washed, fresh and clean, strong in the Lord and the power of His might. They are FREE! They were praying and pulling on the ship to turn around,to face God, and to begin to sail into the freedom and blessing found in the vastness of His ocean of love, peace, righteous and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Such JOY and HOPE flooded my soul as I felt that ship’s bow turn toward God! Such encouragement as a prophetic intercessor to be privileged to see the effectiveness of the Remnant’s and Intercessor’s prayers and the unity we have in the Spirit to bless and to change the course of the church through our prayers.

I received these Scriptures as an encouragement to keep praying!!! Joel 2:17 – 19
Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’” Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And pity His people. The LORD will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.

Romans 8:18-27
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Respectfully Submitted 5/12/2013 Received April 4, 2013
by Rev. Cheryl S Birch

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Renewed in Joy!

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There is a deep greiving in My people, says the Lord. Grief and mourning. They suffer as the world suffers. They hear and read My promises but do not see the fullness of My Word come to pass in their lives. I am about to remove their grief and replace it with Joy Unspeakable and full of glory.

I will give them beauty for ashes and the oil of gladness for mourning. The recesses of their hearts, that are filled with sadness, are being flooded, irrigated, with My JOY! All who will, all who will, all who will receive and be renewed in My joy shall stand and be a pillar and light to which many will run as the wickedness around them becomes unbearable. Good men and women vexed of soul will run to My sons and My daughters who stand in Peace and Joy sharing My Righteousness.

Be My son! Be My daughter! Receive a fullness of Joy, so full you will be a river of life every where you go. No longer held by grief mourning in sadness. You shall leap for JOY. You shall stand strong in your Joy in Me all the days of your life.

Respectfully submitted Rev Cheryl S Birch
1-2-13

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