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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Perceptions

Perception

Today the Lord  spoke to me: Your perceptions must be My Perceptions.

For the past week Holy Spirit has been reminding me of revelation He gave me years ago about our Noema – that is the Greek word used in the Bible to describe how we perceive things. It is a complex combination of what are the facts and what we feel about those facts. Interestingly, how we feel about the facts can outweigh those facts. Sounds, smells or fragrances, good and bad memories, mindsets, habits, and imagination form an oleo that becomes our truth about a situation, our lives, or other people.  Once we believe something is true we begin to live our life according to it – whether it is really true or not.

Many in the body of Christ have or are about to step through a wide open door into a new season of walking with the Lord and being demonstrators of who He is. On the Other Side of the Door is increased glory on earth and the Beginning of Signs.  We will be freer than ever as we will have cleansed hearts and minds. We will have let go of heavy burdens at the feet of Jesus. We have learned how persevere, to remain humble, to rest in Him and we will have received His light yoke in exchange for our busy work, work, work religious attitudes. (Read Beginning of a Light Yoke Era)  The first days on the other side of the door flowing in glory will be so full of JOY!  There is always celebration when burdens are gone and we are released into a new season. The people of the world will be drawn to what they see in us. The harvest will increase as we share our joy in Jesus! We will be living Psalm 126.

As I visioned with the Lord, suddenly I saw… Continue reading

Refreshing Wind

Refreshing

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

 

 

MY Body

body-of-christ

During prayer this is what I heard in my heart from my God…

The enemy thinks he has successfully frozen the church with fear, depressed and tired the church, made ill the church, disappointed, delayed and divided the church… BUT, MY BODY is whole, well, on the move, full of zeal and passion. MY BODY is praying, working in love and power, growing, learning speaking truth, demonstrating, helping, encouraging, teaching and holding back darkness. The enemy cannot stop the forward movement of MY BODY. He thinks he has stopped the church, but MY BODY he can NEVER stop!

Thank you Jesus for Your BODY! Together we are always moving forward!!!

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 around us. After that He gave me instruction to “prepare for the launch.” Now, the word “advance” has started to be released by prophetic intercessors. I believe these messages have been released by Holy Spirit to so that we understand we are in forward motion and not stopped as the enemy would have us believe. We are launched and we are advancing. From my times with the Lord I am convinced that very shortly we will be catapulted into the very things we have been dreaming, hoping, visioning, praying, and laboring for in intercession.

Nonetheless, there is danger. When God is on the move, we must listen for His voice and heed directives in order to complete our mission in Him. The dream I am about to share is something I believe we must glean from and heed its message. It came to me in the very early AM 6-12-14 as direction, loving warning and encouragement. I know that I am not myself in the dream. As a prophetic intercessor, I am representing all of the prophetic intercessors and advancing church.

Here is the dream with some explanation:
I was at a gathering of absolute brilliant light with tens of thousands of others ( I believe this represents the body of Christ). Out of the gathering came many wonderful God directed ideas, solutions, plans, healing, restoration etc. When the gathering ended, people each got into their vehicles, which represents their ministry, and headed out to accomplish the things received for the Lord’s glory. 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 the edge 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 craggy opening in the cliff where they were all headed for destruction.

At the opening sat a huge being that I can only describe as looking like Jaba the Hut in the Star Wars movies, a foul ugly slug with a huge mouth. I just about got to the top of the craggy opening when 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 this ugly being to help others avoid the cliff.

First, the beast was seductive and tried to lure me into its trap of snakelike ropes. Its face even changed to that of a pleasant smiling man. That made me very ill and I backed up. Thankfully, its plan did not work. I would not step forward into the trap. When it saw that I could not be drawn into its trap, it peppered me with things that hit me and hurt me deeply.  I kept trying to get past this beast anyway to help the others. When the pain didn’t work, it said I could not ever get past it because I was like it and could never move forward. Revulsion swept over me as this beast was so vile. How could I be like it? 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 that supernaturally appeared in my hand, that I believe was intense Intercessory 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 right on the edge and said to me “How did you do all this? It 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 the dream 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 of our ministry in Christ Jesus.

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 where our pride may rise up. I am asking Him to flatten us and keep us in a place of humility no matter how much our pride is being wounded or how much we want to take credit for His goodness. 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 our flattening position 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 act 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 evil 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

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Stand!

Take-A-Stand


Strongly felt in prayer today that there are many intercessors and remnant believers who are wondering about the answers to their own prayers. They see great things happening for others, but there own prayers and promises from God are long delayed. There is a weariness in the battle that is evident as I pray for the “pray-ers” and I had concern that many of these warriors are on the verge of giving up. When I asked God about it He spoke to my heart: Tell them to STAND!

I saw a battlefield and the enemy stood in array against the body of Christ. There were huge gaps in the enemy’s line. Though there were Christians in that area of the battlefield the enemy forces were few in certain sections and they stood in large numbers in other areas. They were congregated in greatest strength right in front of every praying intercessor and remnant believer. As the intercessors and believers prayed and worshipped, proclaimed, declared, decreed the Word of God, the front line of the enemy ran screaming looking for cover. There would be brief respite and another line of enemy forces would form and advance. They came from other parts of the battlefield leaving whole groups of Christians. As they left, the war would stop in that part of the church and the angels of the Lord would decend from heaven with answers to prayer, hope, faith, healing, and more.

Though each new group of demons ran in defeat as the intercessors and remnant prayed, new demonic forces still kept coming to stand right in front of them. The intercessors and remnant never stopped. No matter what was going on around them, they kept fighting the good fight. They never gave up blessing. They never gave up releasing the love and promises of God as the Holy Spirit directed them. The most impressive part was the intensity of light behind them. The Lord has spoken to me many times: Don’t give up. I have your back. It was evident that Jesus was in the midst of them as they prayed and His glorious presence was scattering the enemy. He had their back!

Then I understood. What seems like there is no victory because of constant battle, is in fact constant tremendous victory. The intercessors and remnant, as they pray in the authority and power of Jesus are winning, constantly winning. Large sections of the church are gaining freedom. They are starting to awaken. There are huge gaps forming in the enemy lines and the church is about to advance to take back what has been stolen. The enemy is trying to stop the fervent praying remant of God, but no matter how many gather against them, the battle is won in the Name of Jesus.

So, stand! When you have done all, keep standing in the full armor of God, putting on the Lord Jesus Christ. He has not forgotten the remnant or the intercessor, He is in the midst of us! He is in us and pouring through us. Jesus is winning the battle of the ages through us. The greatest awakening of the church ever in history is about to occur. So STAND intercessor! STAND remnant believer! As the Awakening burst forth, we will be as those who dream for the pure joy of it! (Psalm 126) Know that God has not forgotten you, your time of personal victory is close at hand.

Psalm 5 (AMP)
11) But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. 12) For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Submitted by Rev Cheryl S Birch received July 27, 2013 and posted July 29, 2013
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