FORGIVENESS - Preparation for Glory
Hi Loved Ones,
God’s glory and awesome Presence is
going to descend upon earth and among the great shaking
of the earth and shaking of all that is dark, we are
going to experience glorious things that our eyes have
never seen and our ears have never heard before! (I Cor
2:9) I live and breath this anticipation and my heart
pants for the fullness of His Presence. In my recent
prayers I have been saying, "Oh Lord, prepare us for
You! Anything left in our lives that is yet keeping us
unprepared, please bring to the surface now. Deliver us
from our blindness so that we may comply with Your
wishes and be prepared to be used as Your vessels,
bringing salvation, healing and deliverance!" The
following are 4 pieces of revelation He brought to me in
answer to that prayer.
(1) FORGIVENESS IS VITAL
I listened to a series of old tapes
from Derick Prince’s deliverance ministry, and also a
recent Colorado conference on deliverance. Between all
the speakers and the tapes, there was a consistent theme
for those needing deliverance, those needing to keep the
deliverance they have received and those needing healing
….. Forgiveness is a foundational key.
The demonic world is governed by
spiritual laws in which they must comply, and they also
receive their legal rights within those laws. Listen to
the following permission given to the tormentors!
"Shouldest not thou also have had
compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on
thee? And his lord was wroth, and DELIVERED HIM TO THE
TORMENTORS, till he should pay all that was due unto
SO LIKEWISE SHALL MY HEAVENLY
FATHER DO also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive
not every one his brother their trespasses."
The Greek word for tormentors (930)
comes from a word meaning to torture, pain, toil,
torment, toss, vex. Jesus said our heavenly Father will
deliver us to the tormentors if we do not forgive. These
tormentors are demons given full legal permission to vex
our lives when we have unforgiveness in our hearts!
When we forgive someone, we do not
point a finger against them, we do not criticize them,
we do not speak ill of them, we do not slander their
reputation, we do not desire their punishment, we do not
judge them, we do not accuse them…. etc!
The Greek word to forgive (#863)
means the following:
aphiemi (af-ee'-ay-mee); from
NT:575 and hiemi (to send; an intens. form of eimi, to
go); to send forth, in various applications (as follow):
cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be,
go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield
up. (From Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers
and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary.
Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible
When we forgive someone, we lay
aside their crime, we forsake their debt, we yield up
their punishment, we omit pointing our fingers,
accusation and back biting, we leave the offense behind
(2) RESISTING THE ACCUSER IS VITAL
On 7/17/99 I had a "gazing wonder"
vision, and I saw 2 beautiful identical white eagles in
the sky. They were wondrous to my eyes, as they were
extremely huge. I had never seen a white eagle before,
and they were pure like doves, but I sensed in my spirit
as I gazed at them that they were eagles. They were very
big and not even in the dinosaur days did we have birds
this size. They were much bigger than our largest
Suddenly out of nowhere I saw a
dragon swoop down and grab the birds and the 3 of them
were connected and wrestled in the sky. The dragon was
about twice the size of the 2 birds connected. His
intention was to cast the eagles down to the ground and
make them fall. It was a powerful struggle, but the
birds did not fall.
As I was gazing into the sky
watching this, suddenly I was swept into a very fast
flowing river with strong current. I saw Keiko the whale
swimming past me. Keiko’s size was huge and even though
it was very intimidating, I knew he was kind and had no
intentions of hurting me. Keiko seemed preoccupied with
something upstream. Suddenly Keiko took off in a dead
heat swim downstream. I looked upstream and noticed
there was a great number of identical whales coming
downstream like torpedoes. They were going so fast that
they were like a blur.
I realized that the dragon was no
longer fighting the 2 white birds, but had gone into the
water to find the "hidden" whales. As soon as I realized
this, I came out of the vision and I saw a picture
vision of the dragon’s face right in my face. I had just
enough time to say, "I bind you satan" and it
disappeared and left.
In my past rhema, Keiko the whale
(and his story) is a prophetic parable, and although I
don’t have space for his story and explanation here, he
represents the called and chosen leaders who have been
hidden away and prepared for leadership. They received
their training in captivity, received a spiritual
enlargement in the past couple years and are waiting the
Lord’s promised enduement of power and to be released
into an even greater promotion. Personally I think that
Keiko represents the coming government/foundation of the
apostles and prophets.
Pondering the vision it was
apparent to me that the dragon was the accuser in
Revelations 12, and his intent for this season is to
chase after and accuse those anointed ones. As a sidebar
warning, it is vital for these people to follow their
conscience very carefully, so as not to give the accuser
any ammunition. He has enough without giving him fuel
and making things worse.
As the body of Christ, we are in
desperate need for holy leaders to bring forth the
unpolluted Word of God to help prepare us for the
pressing, yet glorious times. We need to pray for them,
not agree with the accuser. If we hear accusations
against one of these chosen vessels, no matter how true,
it is our place to forgive them and ask God for mercy.
The scripture says that if we do not forgive others,
then neither will our heavenly Father forgive us. (Mark
(3) FORGIVING OUR LEADERS IS VITAL
As I was thinking about the fact
that our leaders are facing the accuser and they are our
spiritual "parents" so to speak, the Holy Spirit brought
back to memory an interesting connection I heard in the
deliverance tapes. They mentioned that the most common
place of unforgiveness was the need to forgive one’s
parents. Then yesterday I read the following interesting
story about forgiving President Clinton.
This story is re-posted with
RAPHA Christian Ministries
"I was ministering at a large AG
church in Duluth, Minnesota a month ago and was
approached by a lady there who related the following
About two or three years ago, this
lady had begun a small business that became very
successful in a short space of time. As a result, she
was invited to attend the White House along with several
others from around the country to receive a commendation
from the First Lady. This was during the time of the
scandal. The lady related to me that when news of the
scandal leaked out she was disgusted with the President.
However as time went on a prophetic word came in the
church that 'instead of throwing the first stones the
church ought to be the first to lay them down and pray
for forgiveness and reconciliation.’ The word had such
an effect upon the congregation that many began right
there to pray for the President instead of accusing him.
Shortly after this, the lady went
to the White House. She decided to take with her a small
stone as a gift for the President, in the unlikely event
that she would have the opportunity to talk with him.
After being honored in the ceremony the First Lady and
then the President came and talked with her. As the
President took his leave, she addressed him, "Mr.
President, I would like to give you a gift from my
church" and proceeded to take out the small stone that
was in her pocket. She said to him, "This is from our
church, we just wanted you to know that we have no
stones to throw at you, rather we are giving you this
stone, we'd like you to accept it as a symbol of
with the hope of healing." She
related that tears began to run down the President's
face as he quickly thanked her and turned away. Shortly
afterwards, an aide came to her and said, "I don't know
what you said to the President, but I've never seen him
so moved. The stone that you gave him has now been
placed prominently on his desk."
[end of story]
As I read this story, I could see
so clearly the Lord had answered my prayer for Him to
reveal anything that is keeping us from the final
preparations of receiving His glory when He visits earth
in His awesome power. We need to forgive our leaders.
4. FORGIVING GOD IS VITAL
Everyone at some time in their
lives has suffered loss, when God tells them "No." As
the times are shortened, the enemy will be accusing God
of not being a good God and we need to understand God’s
fierce love for us. In Hosea 2 it speaks of our Beloved
stripping us of our worldly lovers and idols, bringing
us through the valley of troubles and exchanging our old
relationship with Him. He wants the old slave/master
kind of relationship, where He tells us what to do and
we obey, to be replaced with a passionate marriage love
for Him — where we return the kind of fierce devotion
and passion that He has for us. The following is a Word
to ponder from "Words to Ponder, Volume 2." It describes
what the mature believers have been going through for
over a decade and what the young believers will be going
SONGS IN THE WILDERNESS
Your songs are precious to Me. I
hear the longings of your heart as I woo you into My
arms. One by one I watch the passions in your life drift
away as you turn your heart toward Me. Step by step My
Spirit calls to you, and you leave other loves behind.
Even so, I ask you a question. You
obey Me, you serve Me, but do you love Me? Your
obedience pleases Me. Your service is responsible and
even your sacrifice is faithful. But do you love Me? "Of
course I love you!" you reply. Even still, I ask, "Do
you love Me?"
Our union is not complete until you
call Me Husband, instead of Master. I want to share a
love that only comes through an undivided passionate
heart… a heart of yearning, a heart of unquenchable
longing to be satisfied. A heart that comes back for
more and more and more and more, still wanting more. I
want all of you. Do you want all of Me? How much do you
want? How much is too much?
For Myself, I want ALL of you. Sing
Me another song and let’s dance the wind together.
Listen to My Spirit call you with wooing from My heart.
"Therefore, behold, I will allure
her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak
comfort to her. I will give her her vineyards from
there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She
shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the
day when she came up from the land of Egypt. "And it
shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, "That you will
call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,'
For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their name no more…."I
will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you
to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness
and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And
you shall know the LORD." (Hosea 2:14-17, 19-21 NKJ)
[end of Word to Ponder]
In these days to come, it is vital
that we forgive God for any losses we have suffered.
Whether the loss is labeled judgment, chastisement, the
enemy, mankind’s injustice, consequences of sin, or
whatever: Our Beloved has one purpose in mind... that we
turn to Him... with every fiber of our existence.
He wants to prepare us for His
grand finale with His awesome visitation upon earth. The
closer He comes, the stronger the earth, the darkness
and His beloved Bride will react. Are we prepared? We
have come a very long way in our faith, expectations and
hope. But I also know there are still issues that remain
that are holding Him back. I believe unforgiveness is
one of them. Father, please be merciful and teach us to
forgive. Please give us grace to let go of the offenses
and leave them behind.
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