March 17, 2004
Peter's Video to the Family in Brazil
By Peter A.CM/FM 3455 5/03
1. As we prepared the text of this transcript for you, dear Family‚ the Lord authorized a few minor wording changes for the sake of clarity and understanding, which He gave in prophecy.
2. Cover art: Boheme: He is a great one‚ possessing all that is fit and uncompromising. He is sent to help free us from the physical or fleshly crutches and excesses that Bacchus tempts us with.
Styrian: She is filled with an all-consuming power of the Spirit of God and is sent to bring a whirlwind of destruction to the demon Lethargy and his ilk.
Archer: He fights with white–hot arrows‚ which are filled with the Spirit of God that cut Baal to the heart! He is over many other "archer" angels whose expertise is to hit the demon Baal and his cohorts.
1. Note: In this GN‚ which is a transcript of Peter's video to the Brazilian Family, a number of new demons and spirit helpers are revealed. It's important to understand, however, that the explanations included here are just a small part of the big picture. Due to limited time‚ Peter had to pick and choose small portions of messages on many of these spirits—and for some of the good spirits on our side, which are included in the prayer of deliverance, there is hardly any explanation at all.
2. Many more prophecies of explanation and details on these spiritual entities have been received over the last few months, so there are a lot more pieces to the puzzle that Peter didn't have time to read on the video. But, Lord willing, further down the line we hope to be able to publish more information on many of these spirit helpers and demons, which will fill in more of the details and paint a clearer picture—because many of these demons don't just attack the Family in Brazil, and many of the spirit helpers are available to help all of us‚ thank the Lord!
3. (Peter prays:) Thank You, sweet Love! We love You so much! Precious Love, precious Jesus, we need You! We call unto You right now for Your help, Lord. I especially need Your help in reading. There will be a lot of reading of prophecy today, so please pour forth Your Spirit on me as I do. I claim Your key of fluency in reading. It's not my strong point, and when there's so much to read, I know that I'm going to have to completely depend on You.
4. I pray that You will help each one to really tune in to the things that You are going to tell us. There is a lot of information about the spirits, and about those who are fighting the brethren here, and who we will be praying against. So help each one to tune in, to listen, and to suck. Jesus, I pray that You will help them to absorb, to take in as much as possible as they hear Your Words. We claim Your keys for an open heart and a sucking spirit to receive Your precious Words, in Jesus' name.
5. Today we're going to have a prayer of deliverance; this will be a general prayer of deliverance. There will be the need for more specific personal prayer by each of you later down the road, but we feel that this is important to have at this point.
6. You've heard all of the problems. You've heard Mama's video, the message the Lord gave about Brazil and the listing of the sins. Then we went through and tried to explain and expose all these problems and sins in a more detailed way; we got specific. Now we're going to go into the prayer. But before we do, there are a number of prophecies I want to read to you that the Lord, Dad, and Ellya have given, which will be very helpful information in your praying.
7. When you pray, the more specific you are‚ the more specific an answer you usually get. So I want to read a number of prophecies to explain about these spirits that are fighting you, and then when we have prayer, it will be very specific; we'll pray against these spirits.
8. You can jot down little notes, if you want to—about the different spirits that you want to fight against, because you know they're affecting your life. You can study about the spirits and how they fight people, and you can get even more specific with the Lord in your own life. Hear from Him about exactly what spirits are bothering you and influencing you in your life.
9. So let's start, shall we? Lord, please do help my reading. I claim Your keys for this; I ask that You shine through‚ that these will hear Your voice, in Jesus' name.
10. Here is a message from Ellya. It starts with Jesus speaking, and then Ellya.
11. (Jesus speaking: ) Ellya has pled with Me for the Family in Brazil. She has wept, she has pled, she has stirred the wind and the air for them, and My heart has been moved by her intercession‚ but My children do not repent. I cannot bless disobedience. How can I grant mercy?
12. She prays for My children in Brazil, and she longs desperately for their repentance, for she too knows that I cannot grant mercy when there is such serious disobedience and division.
13. Now she turns again‚ one last time‚ to My children in Brazil‚ to plead with them directly. After this pleading, she will withdraw her arms of the wind and there will be a stillness, an eerie calm‚ if My children do not heed her calls. (End of message from Jesus.)
14. (Ellya speaking:) O children, children! Hear me, I beg! Long have I looked over your land and seen the spiritual struggle in your skies. What you do not see amidst all the beauty and the beaches and the fun-loving people that surround you, is the gross darkness and the evil creatures that war for your country. They war for the people of Brazil—they war for you. You are their intended prey. They try to capture you, to snare you, to sedate you. You are sleepy, you are unaware, you are lethargic, you are blinded.
15. I have pled your cause. I have begged for mercy. I have wept that you would be spared from that which will come upon you. But it is your choice. Your fate rests in your own hands. Our Lord and Lover waits on you, and your time is almost at hand. Your time is nearly at the doors, and lo, the Judge enters.
16. You must stir yourself up! You must wake! You must call on the keys. You must make things right within your house, within your city, within your work, within your country. The longer you bide your time and live in disunity and selfishness, the more judgment you are heaping on your own head. It will not escape you. You must turn from your inward focus and focus on your brothers and sisters, the lost, and the commission you have been given.
17. You have been given many chances. You have been shown much mercy. You have been given many messages from our Savior. All my words, all my wind, all my torrents of the air cannot move your hearts. Only your desire can effect change. Only your yieldedness to lay down your pride can reverse your present course. I beg you to consider. I beg you to heed my pleas.
18. I call out to your spirit, to the inner soul of each Family member in Brazil. I give you the choice—of spiritual freedom or bondage‚ joy or misery, life or death. Which will you choose? There is only one choice that will bring the good‚ and that choice is repentance, yieldedness, and change.
19. Our Lord has pled with you numerous times. He has poured out His heart and soul to you, and you have not heeded. Now I plead for you, because I see that He has left off pleading and is preparing His judgment. His judgment is true and just‚ and it is true that the allotted time for your repentance is over. Judgment is now deserved. Yet He has allowed me to come before you, to pour out my heart, my tears, my love.
20. I represent one last chance before our Lord closes the book and turns to you no more. I plead with you to turn away from your sins‚ so that your service to our Savior might be saved. If you will humble yourselves, repent, and receive His chastisement, you can be saved and redeemed for future service and usefulness.
21. It is the day of redemption, the day of repentance, the day of cleansing. Will you say yes? Or will you continue as you have been? Please, please make the right choice! (End of message from Ellya)
22. (Peter prays:) Thank You, Lord, for that message from Ellya. Help us to take heed, sweet Love—to really choose the right‚ to choose to repent, to choose to change. Thank You, sweet Jesus.
23. Beautiful, no?—A beautiful plea. Lord help us to heed it.
24. In a prophecy the Lord gave a few months ago about the state of the work in Brazil—and‚ in particular, the gross disunity that has caused many of the Lord's sheep to be stumbled—He said:
25. (Jesus speaking:) It is millstone time, and those who will not voluntarily humble themselves under My hand of correction and reproof will find themselves bowed down to the ground, never to rise again, with My millstone hung around their neck. Those who are hurting the work, other Family members, and My sheep—through their pride, disunity‚ division, and strong rebellion to My New Wine—will be judged both now and in the days to come. (End of message from Jesus.)
26. (Peter:) We asked the Lord, "What does millstone time mean?" That's the kind of thing you have to understand: When there's a prophecy or when you receive a personal prophecy, if there's something you don't understand, simply go back and ask the Lord. That's how you get a more clear and complete picture and you get the full message. So we did. We asked, "What does millstone time mean?" And the Lord said:
27. (Jesus speaking:) I used the word "millstone" here to give you a visual picture—a painful one—of what will happen in the spirit to those who choose their own way. Those who will not humble themselves in My sight, but who instead choose to continue offending My little ones and My sheep, will find a spiritual millstone placed around their neck, which will pull them down, down, down‚ to their own ruin.
28. Some Family members in Brazil who have had much input and personal counseling‚ but who have refused to make the break with the old and who have continued to hold on to some bitterness and grudges, have been building their own millstones, bit by bit.
29. Others have also been building their millstones over the years‚ and now you see them stooped in spirit, their heads hanging, though they try to continue in their own strength. They try to draw from My strength, but something is holding them back. Something is hindering them. Something is keeping them from "getting it." They could be powerhouses for Me and Me alone once again, as they have been in times past‚ but it's that ever–growing millstone that gets in the way again. Their lives are collapsing; those they love are falling into ruin. Again, it's the millstones—millstones of bitterness, millstones of pride‚ millstones of unyieldedness. They must be broken off. They must be cast down by the power of the keys. They must be voluntarily let go of, or else they will bring any bearer to full ruin.
30. There are many in Brazil who wear spiritual millstones around their necks‚ and you must call them to shed these millstones, to break them, to let them go. Then they will have to learn to stand up straight again in the spirit, to refocus their vision, and to renew their strength. To be salvaged, they must learn of this spiritual millstone and choose whether to rid themselves of it or not. If they do not choose to be delivered of it, then their end is sure.
31. There must be a complete deliverance and breakthrough in the spirit for lasting change to occur. Once the deliverance takes place, then progress can come in little steps. But there must be the deliverance. (End of message from Jesus)
32. (Peter:) The Lord said that many of you have built up millstones around your necks—millstones of pride, bitterness, unyieldedness, etc. He said that these millstones will bring you to ruin, and have brought some of you to ruin already. Some of you are no longer with us [in spirit]. You need to seek the Lord desperately, and you need to get delivered of these millstones if you hope to continue on for the Lord. The millstones of the Enemy are breakable through the power of the keys.
33. The picture is quite clear—this millstone dragging you, bending you over so that you can hardly stand up. And once you get rid of it through the power of the keys, you're still stooped, and you have to learn how to stand up straight and set your vision right, and learn how to be strengthened from the Lord again. So be aware of that as you get delivered of these things. You will be delivered, but it will take some work on your part, some getting back in the Word to get refocused on the spirit and to get your spiritual strength back. Okay?
34. I'm going to now read about some various spirits and demons that are attacking the Family, and the Family here in Brazil specifically.
35. In prophecy the Lord said that the Family in Brazil is under the very strong grip of Apotheon and Lethargy—these are sort of the standard spirits that fight the Family. He said that freeing the brethren in Brazil from the spirit of Lethargy and Apotheon should be a daily prayer request. Also, clearly the Selvegion are manifested in the ongoing division. But I'm not going to spend a lot of time on them. You have GN after GN of that information, and you should be praying against them as a daily prayer request, especially now.
36. I'm going to read to you about some other spirits. There are a number of visions‚ and some of these visions are not so pleasant. But I believe that even though some of these aren't so pleasant, they will be helpful to wake you up and to jerk you up as to what's going on in the spirit.—Because it's the spiritual fight that's the most important; it's the war of the spirit that's going on that some of you have really been deadened to.
37. So this will hopefully help you to see that this fight—this victory—is a matter of the spirit. It's not just saying, "Okay, I'm not going to watch TV, and I'm not going to eat junk food, and we're not going to have VS visits, and when that's all through, I'm going to be okay and I'll be a disciple." That's not the case. It's a thing of the spirit. It's choices of the spirit. It's a fight in the spirit. These are the evil spiritual forces that fight against you‚ and we'll be talking about the good spiritual forces that are warring on your behalf. That's what is important. That's what you need to focus on. Amen?
38. (Vision: ) I'm seeing these four gigantic forms of demons appear. They have their arms folded across their chests, and they almost look like huge genies, because the bottom part of them is merely a trail of smoke or haze and you can only see the top part of them.
39. They're human in form—very muscular, and powerful looking. All four of them appear to be identical in form and size. They're all black—all very muscular and handsome‚ but clearly very demonic. They're in formation‚ and as I'm looking at them, they're growing bigger and more massive by the second! They literally reek of pride! It's sickening—really gross to see their display of demonic "prowess"!
40. They're wearing armor of all sorts on different parts of their bodies‚ and I get the impression, by their armor and stance and build, that they're very strong warring demons. On the parts of their bodies where there is no armor, their skin is covered with a thick, slick oil—like bodybuilders put on their bodies—so they sort of "shine."
41. (Jesus speaking: ) These are the Enemy's counterfeit of My four activation angels. These seek to deactivate the Family—and specifically My Brazilian Family—through whom great miracles could be wrought and great activation victories could be won! I say "could," because these demons have arisen because of the sins of My Brazilian Family.
42. (Jesus speaking:) The Enemy has seen the power of My activation angels, the four beings joined as one in spirit, and he has sought to make a team of his demons to match or mimic that strong four-fold cord. He has not matched his deactivation demons with the actual attributes of the activation angels—as in, one to counteract miracles‚ one to fight Mama and Peter specifically, and one to fight witnessing, etc. But he has made these demons, who bring with them heinous sins to harm My children, a four-fold cord—knowing that as a team, their power would be enhanced. But he cannot match My power, nor the power of My activation angels! (End of message from Jesus.)
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43. (Peter:) I'm going to say that again: "These demons have arisen because of the sins of My Brazilian Family."
44. (Jesus continues:) Where My four golden activation angels can enable My Family to be wonderfully activated and skyrocket them into a glorious future of fruitfulness, these black demons seek to neutralize My Family—to deactivate them through their sins and through their waywardness.
45. They stand in arrogance and defiance of Me—these four demons of pride, disobedience, bitterness and division.
46. (Peter: ) "Pride‚ disobedience, bitterness and division."
47. (Jesus continues: ) Each has surfaced and been given shape and form through these four specific and deadly sins within the ranks of My children. They run rampant‚ feeding off these sins—their warring spirits fueling and fanning the fires of division, criticalness, and rebellion against My Word and all that I want to perform with and through My children.
48. They have specifically been given power to plague and hinder My Brazilian Family because of My children's disobedience. They are as the evil spirits that come in even greater numbers after prayer and deliverance unless My children stay cleansed, yielded‚ right with Me, and obedient.
49. Because My children have not obeyed‚ therefore My hand has not been able to stay these ones from entering the folds of My children.
50. (Peter: ) I'll read that again: "Because My children have not obeyed, therefore My hand"—God's hand—"has not been able to stay these ones from entering the folds of My children."
51. (Jesus continues:) Because My Latin children have had warning after dire warning, and because they have still not heeded, therefore a greater oppression and hold—specifically through these four demons of neutralization—has come upon them! They seek to rob My Family of the fruit that is rightfully theirs if they would only obey Me and My Word. They seek to remove My Brazilian Family entirely as a threat to the Enemy's kingdom and stronghold over lost souls within the Latin lands!
52. A great repentance is needed, a great cleansing and a great renewal.—And a continued great obedience is the condition to be cleansed of these four warring demons intent on taking out My Brazilian Family. (End of message from Jesus)
53. (Jesus speaking:) The deactivation demons aren't limited to the field of Brazil. They have arisen—which in essence means "they have been released"—because of the sins of the Family in Brazil. They opened the door wide to these four demons, and they have plagued this land. But they have also plagued others of My Family worldwide, and you can be sure they will continue to fight and plague whoever will allow them entrance.
54. The deactivation demons are not specifically confined to the land of Brazil. They will roam to other lands—and already have to some extent. Their power must be recognized, rebuked and destroyed. These four sins—pride, disobedience, division and bitterness—are not only confined to Brazil. My children worldwide must also open their eyes and take heed, lest these demons also gain a foothold in their lives, Homes, and fields—for in some cases, the demons have gained entrance. (End of message from Jesus.)
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55. (Peter prays:) Thank You, Lord, for this truth and exposé of these demons. Help us to fight against them through the power of Your keys, and to have that great repentance and renewal, and the continued great obedience!
The Activation Angels
56. I want to talk about the activation angels now: The activation angels' level of power is unprecedented and unchallenged, save by that of the archangels. There are four of them: The first angel is miracles. The second angel is to discern and reveal the Lord's secrets, including events of the Endtime. The third angel is to discern and see deeply into people's hearts and spirits, and to motivate the Family to witness. And the fourth is a personal activation angel for Mama and Peter. (See "What the Future Holds, Part 1," ML #3349:8-30, GN 942.)
57. These angels that bring about miracles and discernment, revealing the Lord's secrets, seeing deeply into people's hearts, giving the desire to witness—are being neutralized by these demons of pride, disobedience, bitterness, and division. You need to fight against them! You need to do this to overcome, so that you can have the power of the activation angels.
58. (Question:) Lord, do You have any specific names that these activation angels can be called? We've been calling them activation angel 1, 2‚ 3, etc., but since these four major demons have actual names‚ perhaps our activation angels have names too?
59. (Jesus: ) Here are the names:
Activation angel number 1:
Angel of Miracles.
Activation angel number 2:
Angel of Revelation.
Activation angel number 3:
Angel of Witnessing.
Activation angel number 4:
Angel of David's Mantle.
(End of message from Jesus.)
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The Demon of Pride
60. Here's a prophecy regarding pride:
61. (Jesus speaking:) The demon of Pride himself is behind all the manifestations of pride. He has many underlings who work in specific areas of pride, such as the Selvegion‚ but all manifestations of pride come directly from this demon of Pride. Pride has sent many spirits to Brazil for centuries, and these spirits have done much damage through the carnal mind.
62. Brazilians are known for their belief in possession, and this has been an opening for dark spirits to enter and destroy. The carnal nature of Brazilians is proud. They're proud of their ancestry, their religion, their music, and their culture. The Enemy has used this to send many spirits to minister to their already proud nature. He finds the person's weakness, he discerns what spirit of pride will appeal to them the most, and then he sends that spirit to find entrance into their mind and heart. Because the Family in Brazil hasn't stayed close to Me and My Word, it wasn't very hard for Pride to enter in and gain a stronghold.
63. My children have ministered to many who have been possessed by dark spirits, and some Family members, in the course of this ministry and because of their pride, have opened the door for these spirits to oppress them. The spirit of Pride has weakened them, and they have opened the door for strong pride to come into their lives.
64. (Peter: ) That really hit me when I first read that. That's something for those of you who have been in the ministry of deliverance, where you've had strong prayer for people, strong deliverances. The Lord is speaking to you here on this particular point.
65. I'll read it again; it's very, very important: "My children have ministered to many who have been possessed by dark spirits, and some Family members, in the course of this ministry and because of their pride, have opened the door for these spirits to oppress them. The spirit of Pride has weakened them, and they have opened the door for strong pride to come into their lives."
66. So if you have been in this ministry and you have been praying over people for deliverance from spirits (and I know some of you have been successful in that; we're not saying that that's a wrong thing to do), what the Lord is saying is that through your own pride and through that ministry‚ you have opened yourself up to some of these spirits of pride.
67. If that's the case—if you've been in that kind of ministry—then you need to pray and seek the Lord‚ and ask Him how this has affected you, and what spirits are oppressing you because of it.
68. (Jesus continues:) Rebuke the spirit of Pride and ask Me to break its power and grip on their minds and hearts. This is the main demon to rebuke and cast away, for as he falls, he will take all the underling demons of pride with him.
69. (Peter:) Throughout the messages Mama read on video‚ pride kept coming up. Pride, pride, pride—pride in this, pride in that. The Lord says here, "This is the main demon to rebuke and cast away, for as he falls, he will take all the underling demons of pride with him."
70. (Jesus continues:) Pray against the demon of Pride first of all, and then name his underlings and command them to follow. These are the main strongholds where the demon of Pride lives and works. As these demons are cast out, and a force field of protection set up through the keys of imprisonment and containment, great victory will be won. As the Family yields and willingly lets go of the territory these demons have ruled, and receives My cleansing and spirit of humility to replace the old, much will change. All things will become new.
71. I will give the victory needed as you break the chains of Pride through your prayers, and as the Family embraces My Spirit of humility. (End of message from Jesus.)
A Graphic Vision of Pride
72. (Peter:) Here is another prophecy—little bits of prophecy and vision mixed together. This is one that is a little bit on the gory side, but it gives you a very clear picture of the problem and how these spirits are affecting you.
73. (Jesus speaking:) Right now there is a very heavy battle being waged for the souls of the Brazilian Family. There is a war, and legions are being sent into battle.
74. (Channel:) I saw a picture of warriors—male and female—all wearing silver helmets with white wings on either side of their helmets. There were hundreds—maybe thousands of them—all in rank, and marching with some sort of weapon in their hand. It looks like a golden staff with silver rings around it. At the top it's a blade—ornate, but practical. It's sort of like an axe‚ but with a much thinner blade. They're all marching with these weapons held against their arm and shoulder.
75. (Jesus continues: ) These are the armies I send into war. These are they of My elite warriors, who have been commissioned into this great and mighty battle!
76. (Channel:) Now I'm seeing the enemy. They're dark green and they look as if they're all rotting; it's like they're mangled and messed up from some sort of disease. They're very ugly. Some have their eyes missing‚ and their skin kind of hangs from their faces in various places; it's really sickening and gross! They're also standing in rank, and brandishing crude‚ spiky weapons—not swords, but maces and that sort of weaponry.
77. They all seem to have very large heads, and small and skinny arms and bodies. They have multiple piercings, almost as if they're being held together with these piercings—very crude and gross. Most of them are drooling and stomping around and making a big ruckus. But it's really strange that their heads are so big and their bodies are so small. It's like they have this big, ugly head made almost to scare people, but their bodies are so small that they look like a caricature.
78. (Jesus continues: ) These are the foes that My legions face. If you compare the two‚ there is really no comparison‚ but the problem is that many hold on to these demons and claim them as their own, thus preventing My legions from cleansing the land. They cradle and cuddle these vile beasts, and stop My armies from defeating them.
79. (Channel:) I saw a girl cradling one of these ugly demons in her arms‚ turning away from the Lord, Who was pleading with her to open her eyes and see what a disgusting and filthy creature she was mothering! Now I see a scene of lots of people all doing the same thing—cradling these beasts and turning their backs to the Lord. Their feet are still facing the Lord, but they're kind of twisted to the side as if shielding something from the sunlight.
80. (Jesus continues:) They shield their demons from the light of My Words by refusing to allow My Words to sink into their hearts. They turn their backs on Me by shielding these ones, and deep and dark rottenness has begun to spread into their lives.
81. (Channel:) I saw again the scene of the girl turning away from the Lord, and her arms were turning green with sores. Ugh, it's so horrible, just sickening!—All these oozing and gooey, puss-covered sores. Yuck! And the demons are feeding on them.
82. (Jesus continues:) Do you see what has a hold on the Brazilian work? These are the spirits of pride—filthy and rotten—a vile contagion that seeks to rot and feed off of the rottenness of the flesh of My Brazilian brides. My wife has become a cradle for the beasts of corruption. The loving arms that once embraced Me have turned away from Me, and instead embrace the corrupt and decaying spirits of pride.
83. (Channel: ) I see this girl turn her head back toward the Lord—just her head—as if He's called her name. She turns her head back to face the light, and suddenly realizes what a gross thing she has in her arms, and instantly drops it and runs toward Jesus. Before getting there, though, she either jumps or falls into a pool of water, and the reaction of the liquid is almost like acid. When she jumps into it I hear a hiss, as though it's burning away the corruption (like hydrogen peroxide). The pool is bubbling, and Jesus reaches down to hold her hand as she is going through this. It's a little painful. I see her flinch with the sting as these things are burned away by the cleansing solution. Jesus, what is this solution?
84. (Jesus continues: ) This solution is My Words and being willing to let them cut deep into your heart and clean out the sores, letting Me replenish your spirit that has been so affected by these demons.
85. (Channel: ) Now I see the girl stepping out of the water. Her arms have large wounds where the sores were, but they're clean now, and they're not infected. They're just remnants of the infection that was once there. Then Jesus starts rubbing a cream on her arms. The cream fills the wounds and the flesh begins to regenerate, and her skin returns to normal again. She throws her arms around Jesus and they hug and kiss—so happy that they are together again. There are tears in the girl's eyes—tears of joy and repentance—and she clings so tightly to Jesus.
86. He takes a light piece of satin cloth and wraps it around her and kisses her, and she holds the cloth tightly around her shoulders‚ her arms crossed over her chest, as if hugging this new garment. Then Jesus leads her to a large plush room where she sits down‚ contemplative and in deep thought. He leaves her there to go out and save another one.
87. It's so sweet—just like Jesus, the Good Shepherd, going out and saving the one who is lost, and returning them to the fold. I see Him doing this over and over again in a collage of scenes before my eyes. It's so encouraging after such an ugly vision. Thank You, Jesus!
88. The Lord says He's going to have to show me just a little more—what is going to happen to those who refuse to give up this evil spirit of pride.
89. (Jesus continues:) Those who will not obey, those who will not hear My voice, will be as these:
90. (Channel: ) I see the same scene as I saw before of the people cradling the demons, but at their sides, people are growing bright and disappearing into light; these are the ones who are giving these things up and being transported out of this dark area. But those who remain begin to turn green, and their eyes become large and empty looking—wistful, listless, not there, like a dead person. Their skin begins to rot right on their bones and they fall into a gooey mess right on the ground, and the demon they were cradling turns into a large and ugly monster that eats them alive—just swallows them up.
91. (Jesus continues:) Sadly, there will be those who will not hear My call, who will not listen to My voice, and who will insist on keeping their pride. These will be consumed‚ devoured, and destroyed by it. It is a high and sad price to pay, but many will pay it, for they are unwilling to release and renounce that which is so dear to them.
92. (Channel:) Jesus, please show me what the legions You showed me earlier are going to be doing.
93. (Jesus continues: ) The legions I send into battle will be the mop-up crew. They will go in as soon as the person drops their pride. They will chase these evil demons down and cut them to bits and burn their bodies in a great heap.
94. (Channel:) I see the angels rushing in and hacking these demons to pieces. It's like they need the full length of their weapons to keep them apart from their adversary—they don't even want to get close to them. I see them cut the demons up and then scoop them onto a large pile and set fire to it. The fire burns outwards as if the ground is covered in gasoline, and it's then for the first time that I see that the ground is cracked and dry, like a famine-stricken country. I see the fire sweep out, and in its wake, everything is green. It's like the fire burns away the dryness, and it instantly turns into a meadow—lush, green, and fertile.
95. (Jesus continues:) This is the way I see the field of Brazil. It is dry, cracked, and parched for want of the truth. They have been watering their gardens—not with My living Words—but instead with the pollutants of the Enemy. They have corrupted the ground and caused the crops to die by not giving the meat of the Word to their friends. But if they will let Me first purge their lives of the sickness that has corrupted them, I will in turn cause the fields to spring back to life again. I will purge the ground and replant and renew, and the field will spring back to life in a day. It will be almost instant.
96. If they give up their pride, the fields will bring forth fruit instantly—immediately—and the Spirit will fall once more upon them. No longer will they be farmers of pride and discord, but of peace and gentleness, and they will bring forth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby.
97. (Channel:) Now I see a beautiful Latin girl with a white gown of light covering her and blowing in the wind as she runs, a scarf trailing in her hand. She's happy—it's as if she's been released and cleansed. I get the feeling that this is the spirit of Brazil. She looks very happy, beautifully radiant and free. She stops and looks at me, her deep brown eyes gazing into mine. I get closer until I can see into her eyes, and I see hundreds of Family members praising the Lord, leaping up and down for joy‚ as if they were finally free. She pulls away a bit and looks at me, as if to say, "You see why I'm happy?" Then she skips away, dancing and spinning in the breeze. The scene fades.
98. (Jesus continues: ) Brazil will be free—free from the oppression of pride and discord—free from those who have held onto their pride. The field will be freed, released, chains broken, wounds healed, and bodies and spirits alike cleansed and set free. My sweet Brazil will sing once more. She will be happy again. She will dance and be restored to her joy.
99. Sound the cries of victory‚ for today I have sent legions into the fray‚ and they will conquer. They will save the work, and they will come out victorious! Sound the march—to battle! (End of message from Jesus)
100. (Peter: ) Praise the Lord! Thank You, Jesus! Hallelujah! What a vision! Thank You‚ Lord! Whew! Boy! Very heavy!
101. A lot of you are cuddling and coddling and mothering those spirits—those demons of pride—turned with your back to the Lord. Your feet are still in the right direction, but you're turned so that the light of the Word and the truth doesn't get in and expose these evil, ugly, big-headed demons. You know, when people say you're proud, they say you're "big-headed." You wonder why these evil demons had big heads? You've turned from the light and you're coddling and mothering them.
102. Let them go! Turn to the light, and let them be exposed! Get rid of them! Go through the water! Yes, the water hurts a little. The water burns a little like acid—but you've got to go through that in order to get cleansed and healed. Oh, please don't just decide you want to keep hanging on to those ugly, big-headed beasts! Let'm go, lest they in turn devour you.
103. Another spirit that the Lord said attacks here and has influence in this country and upon you is the spirit of Baal.
104. (Jesus speaking:) Baal is a god of the flesh like unto Pan and Bacchus, but each controls certain aspects of the flesh. Baal's influence is manifested in both extremes—from sadistic and masochistic inflicting of pain on others or oneself, and deriving a perverted pleasure in doing so‚ to those who nail themselves to crosses and whip and beat themselves, thinking they are becoming holy through this. In his milder forms of influence it becomes a form of mental torture—of self-condemnation and belittling of others and yourself—as a form of goodness and righteousness.
105. All these forms of tormenting the flesh and mind, and attempting to derive pleasure through torment—whether physical, sexual, mental, emotional, or spiritual—spring from the influences of Baal and his minions.
106. Amongst My children in Brazil, Baal's influence has been two-fold. For the most part, it is manifested in self-condemnation and the feeling that you need to suffer for your sins. Through this, Baal hopes to destroy many of the Brazilian Family through a sense of guilt and a feeling of the need to suffer and be cast aside for their failures. My children must wake up to the tactics of this evil one, for he strives against My Spirit of forgiveness; he hopes that in their hopelessness My children will be blinded to My love and desire to see them change and gain the victory, that they may go on to greater things.
107. There are also those who have been derailed from their calling in My service by the perversions of Baal in seeking pleasure in twisted ways. Yet, if they will repent of their ways and cling to Me, I will bring them through even as brands snatched from the burning. (End of message from Jesus.)
108. (Peter: ) If you're feeling—either now, or in the past, or in the future—this self–condemnation of, "Oh, I've got to suffer for my sins " that's the influence of Baal. Just rebuke it! There's no need to feel that way. Yes, you're getting punished; that's a fact. Take your punishment. The punishment is just to get you going in the right direction. The punishment is to get you back on track and to get you serious with the Lord‚ but it's not so you'll be going around condemned, like, "My gosh!—I should just cast myself off. I'm such a failure!" Sure you failed. Sure you made mistakes. Sure you sinned, but that doesn't mean you're a failure!
109. You're not a failure if you go forward‚ if you take the punishment, and if you get back in the Word. If you fight for your discipleship, you'll be one of the greatest successes there ever is‚ or will be! It's like "The Benefits of Backsliding" (ML #312‚ Vol.3). You remember that Letter? Sometimes when you're backslidden and you've sinned and you're out of it and you go through these heavy lessons and you get chastised, that brings you closer to the Lord‚ not farther away. So don't let Baal influence you in that way.
110. Now there's another thing, which is very interesting, too. The Lord says, "There are those who have been derailed from their calling in My service by the perversions of Baal in seeking pleasure in twisted ways." One of the things I didn't talk about in the [sins] video was sexual perversions and sexual sins, of which there are many. And if you are finding pleasure in twisted ways, then you need to pray and ask the Lord to help you. You need to pray against the spirit of Baal, which influences you in that area. Okay?
111. In our prayer at the end we'll cover all of this, as I said. We will be very specific in praying against these spirits, and I believe that will give a general cleansing. It will lessen their influence, and it will give you the opportunity then to really dig in and pray and seek the Lord about how these spirits are specifically bothering you. You'll be able to pray specifically over each one in your individual prayer and really get delivered, so that the land of Brazil can once again blossom.
112. Another spirit that affects you here, as you all know‚ is that which arises from the worship of Mocumba.
113. (Dad speaking:) A huge number of Brazilians are heathen
114. (Peter:) Now he's not talking about you specifically in this, but the general population.
115. (Dad continues:) A huge number of Brazilians are heathen, worshipping all kinds of other gods and goddesses. There is a strong undercurrent of devils and demons and homosexuality and fiendish music. And some of these influences have become a part of the Brazilian make-up, of their psyche.
116. Though we released spirits like Mocumba through our prayers years ago, still she is worshipped in parts of Brazil as an evil goddess. In other parts of the country the people come across as being Catholic, but their Catholic statues and worship are only a cover for their other gods and goddesses. The mix is commonplace, accepted, and understood—that you can be Christian and still entertain or accept spiritism or voodoo in one form or another. It's the darker side of Brazil. Unless the Family members in Brazil have forsaken all vestiges of their past lives, there may still be a lingering influence, and some remaining attraction to Brazil's inherently hedonistic lifestyle hindering them from maturing in spirit.
117. Hedonism is a belief in the pursuit of pleasure or happiness, originally associated with the Greek philosopher Epicurus, who taught that pleasure was life's goal. This is not to say pleasure isn't compatible with God's wishes for us to be happy. God wants us to be happy, but He wants our desire for happiness to motivate us to do good—not to independence, watered-down conviction, lackadaisicalness, or half-heartedness. (End of message from Dad)
118. (Peter:) Another spirit that is here:
119. (Jesus speaking: ) Candomble is a very real demonic spiritual entity, and one who has a very pervasive influence in Brazil. Many spirits follow behind her and serve under her skirts. Her hold and influence over the Brazilian mentality and way of being is deep-rooted and vast. She is from the heart of deepest‚ darkest Africa.
120. She is very real—her dominion and power being an accepted religion and belief system within Brazil. She has been responsible for watering down, diluting‚ and infecting My true Christian values and standards with outright Devil worship, and the occult workings of Satan. She is the spirit and essence of compromise and complacency which cloaks Brazil, but which is carefully shrouded in the open-mindedness, free thinking, revelry and dance that is extolled and worshipped in these lands.
121. Besides weakening My children's convictions‚ her spirit of revelry and self-indulgence, of "mañana, mañana," infects one's vision‚ causing a laid-back spirit‚ a spirit of no absolutes—that everything is okay and will be okay. Her slogan is that there is no need to get stirred up, to strive for progress in your spiritual life and growth, to strive for obedience today—for there is always "mañana."
122. Her many brightly colored layers of skirts and areas of influence cloak reality—causing My children's vision to be blurred, out of focus‚ undefined, uninitiated, delayed, and very, very distracted.
123. Candomble's power lies in her ability to beguile, to seduce the mind into complacency, to satisfy the flesh and personal pleasures over satisfying and pleasing Me most of all. She causes delay and tries to get My children distracted, with their eyes turned anywhere else but where they should be.
124. She is the weaver of spells, and causes those who fall under her bewitchment to get their eyes off of priorities—the most important things. She is a witch in the very real sense of the word.
125. She has beguiled and captured the hearts and spirits of many of My Latin brides. Through her seductions, she has enticed them away from obedience and following My Word and applying it in their lives, for she whispers that, "There is always another day. I know you are loath to forsake your personal roads of pleasure and entrapments of pride in favor of the Lord's straight and very, very narrow way, so let us continue the Brazilian way!"
126. This is Candomble. This is the evil that stands in the way of My Brazilian brides becoming all that they could be and fulfilling their destiny! She must be actively rebuked in the power of the keys! (End of message from Jesus)
127. (Dad speaking: ) The Lord has a counterpart in the spirit world to combat the spirit of Candomble. His name is Salvador and he has always stood against Candomble. He is a very powerful fighter, who knows his opponent well and is available to help those who need personal conviction and power to defeat Candomble's influence and make needed changes in their lives. Wherever Candomble's influence is, Salvador's greater power is there as well. It all depends on who you choose to be on your side. (End of message from Dad)
128. (Channel: ) I'm seeing a beautiful man dressed like a conquistador! He's very beautiful glowing almost! His clothing is all white—everything he's wearing—except for a few trimmings of gold here and there. Even his beard appears to be made of gold, if that's possible. He really looks like an angelic hero of light sent to the rescue!
129. He has one arm raised as if rallying the forces to battle, and in his hand is a huge powerful golden sword, which is radiating powerful, beautiful beams of light. And he has the most winning smile—a radiant smile that seems to assure me that everything is going to be okay, that he—at the summons of our Husband and our prayers—has come to the rescue again against the evil Candomble! Thank You‚ Jesus!
130. (Jesus speaking:) This is My Salvador! He is gallant‚ brave and true, and a worthy opponent to the evil seductions of Candomble and her brood. He is the conqueror destined to specifically help you, My Latin Bride‚ in your fight against the seductions of Candomble. He is your "knight in shining armor" sent at My behest—your hero! He is here to conquer and to salvage—to rescue those caught within Candomble's grip.
131. But remember, he only has the power to conquer and overcome Candomble and her influences if you call on him, if you desire light over darkness, and if you rise to the occasion and put forth the effort to fight. He'll be there to help you in your fight against Candomble if you first put forth the will to fight. When you meet these requirements, then he steps into the fight in full force and conquers within the realm of the spirit!
132. He loves the fight! He lives to fight the Enemy, and he lives for you, My Latin Bride! He will instill in you the will to fight and the desire to get stirred up in passionate godly anger and fury against the Enemy's influences and holds in your lives. He will bring back into your lives and spirits conviction and fervor and a desire to grow.
133. So call on his aid in conquering and defeating Candomble! I promise you that Salvador's sword—when activated by your key-empowered prayers and sincere desire to be free of the grip of Candomble—will always cut through to her dark heart and drive her back. (End of message from Jesus.)
134. (Peter:) Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! What a message! Thank the Lord for Salvador. Call on him. Pray and do your part—the "if" parts. If you have the will to fight, if you have the desire to overcome, he'll be there. Your activated prayers, your activated promises, your activated keys will help Salvador to defeat Candomble. Let's get on it! Amen? Praise the Lord!
Vain and Mach
135. The next prophecy is also related to pride.
136. (Jesus speaking: ) These two demons, Vain and Mach [Macho or Machismo], strive to deceive both men and women. Vain instills the consciousness of what others might think and a fear of the opinions of others. Mach is a source of pride in oneself, power, and self-achievement.
137. To fight pride most effectively, you have to strike at the very source of the power. This is why you need to understand and know the names of the demons assigned to the task of empowering and using the tool of pride to provoke its many manifestations.
138. Mach is one of these. He is the source of the illusion of power through the mind and through self. He creates the illusion—for those who allow him—to persuade them that they are powerful in themselves. This illusion of power can be based in the mind and intellect, or through the physical prowess of the body.
139. It is through Mach and his many imps that do his bidding that Satan has launched a full attack in Brazil against My Family, sowing discord, contention, strife and division amongst the brethren, through their desire to feel more important, more fruitful, and more right than those around them.
140. There is also the subtle influence of Vain. Though seemingly unrelated to the main attack on My children, it is also a serious threat, and through it, many of the weaknesses of the churches are slowly gaining entrance and contributing to the bickering and strife. Through closer ties with the churches—which still hold great sway in these countries—and seeking to curry their favor, some have become weakened in their own convictions and have been influenced by the ways of My weak children.
141. It is a great temptation to feel inferior and like you should be doing what the churches do‚ so that you will be more "blessed." But these false balances of judging how greatly you are being used or how fruitful your work is by how rich and increased with goods you are, and how popular you are, is a deadly trap which is slowly strangling the spirit and life from some. (End of message from Jesus.)
142. (Peter:) Very heavy! A lot of you have moved toward the churches; your main ministries are trying to sell the evangelicals our tools and things‚ which in itself isn't bad. As I said to someone the other day, "Well, if the evangelicals will buy all our tools and give us money so that we can go reach the lost, so be it. Praise God!" But if that's your only ministry‚ if that's your main ministry, and if you're kind of watering the message down and being afraid to say who you are and all the rest, then you've got some problems. And if you're taking in any of their spirit and comparing yourself to them or judging yourself by them, you're in trouble‚ and you're being influenced by Mach and Vain.
143. (Jesus speaking: ) You wonder how churchianity fits into all of this, and I will explain. It is when My children are proud, seeking for your accomplishments and deeds and ministries to be well thought of by others, that you allow in the influence of Vain. Wanting to be accepted by the mainstream and not wanting to rock the boat, to continue to be well-liked by others‚ is an influence of Vain—who always seeks to lift up the individual, to want his prey to look good in the eyes of others‚ for it feeds their pride. It is conceit.
144. Living and obeying My Words, and preaching My Word—the radical and unconventional, the full meat of the Word—is not a popular job. It doesn't make you appear good in the eyes of the world. The churches are greatly influenced by Vain, because their works and even what the preachers teach are very tainted by Vain. Wanting to not rock the boat, wanting to be proud of accomplishments and large flocks, and withholding the full message in order to do so—all of this is part of Vain's influence.
145. This is how he has gained entrance into My Family—through playing on your pride, playing on your desire to be accepted and to draw large crowds and flocks, which then causes you to soft-pedal the message and not give the full counsel of God. It's excessive pride in desiring accomplishments, great flocks, and large numbers, and being willing to do whatever it takes for the image of success in the eyes of man rather than seeking success as I define it. (End of message from Jesus)
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146. (Peter:) Now here's a prophecy about a spirit that is hindering people in the realm of gossip—which, as you know, has been a major problem here.
147. (Jesus speaking:) Gossip is a two-edged sword. While it is straight from Hell and one of Satan's most destructive weapons, yet it still has a lulling effect on those who are exposed to it repeatedly. They begin to see it as not so hurtful or really dangerous. They slowly become lulled to sleep till the other edge of this sword sweeps through and cuts their heart out. Few see what a deadly weapon gossip is, for it feeds pride and creates a false sense of superiority—both in those who spread it and those who listen to it and take it in.
148. Gossip has its deepest roots in pride and self-righteousness. It is as a bore worm, which bores through your flesh and then eats its victim from the inside out. Gossip is a manifestation of the Selvegion.
149. Gossip, though it is often carried through words whispered or spoken behind the backs of others, is in truth words spoken by Medusa, with her many serpents striking and slithering to strike as many as possible.
150. (Vision:) I saw a picture of what I presume is the spirit of Gossip. It was a creature or spirit, but seemed to be many spirits. Its lower part was made up of what looked like the tentacles of an octopus. There were more than I could count and they seemed to shoot out in all directions‚ like leafless, wiggling black vines. They would begin small, but they each seemed to have a purpose and a goal—a person that they were trying to ensnare.
151. One went toward this very sweet-looking girl. She seemed happy and good-spirited. It began to wrap itself gently around her feet. She didn't seem to be aware of it at first, but when she noticed it, she just picked it up and began playing with it. It was evil and ugly, but apparently she was blind to its real appearance. She played around with it, as though fascinated by some sensations or sense of power it seemed to be giving her.
152. Gradually it was drawing her closer and closer toward the hideous creature, but she didn't even see, as she was so mesmerized by this little vine. As it slowly drew her in, it gradually became thicker, and entwined around her until it had a solid grip that she couldn't break away from. When she first realized what was happening, she began to struggle—not liking it anymore—but gradually she seemed to succumb to it, as she was pulled closer and closer to the creature.
153. All this was happening to many others as well.
154. Then I saw the full stature of the creature. Above the waist area—where all these black vine–type things were coming out—there was what looked like a body topped with the head of a very ugly and hideous woman. Her features were like a woman, but very exaggerated, with huge‚ blank white eyes and a mouth that looked gaping and black, almost like one of those African masks—very grotesque. Her head was covered with what looked like serpents, as though where each strand of hair should be, there was a serpent growing. She was cackling in glee as she dragged each of her victims closer, until the serpents on her head could reach them.
155. (Jesus continues: ) I wish to bring My children into the realm of the spirit for a glimpse of what they are playing with when they yield themselves to Medusa and become channels of gossip. In doing so, they allow the serpents of this evil one entrance into their own heart; and through the words they speak which infect others, they are spreading the kingdom of darkness rather than light.
156. The only way to be delivered, the only hope of rescue from the destructive serpents of this creature‚ is through desperation and humility. The only cure is to face the truth‚ admit your addiction, allow yourself to be exposed to My light, call out to the power and fire of My Spirit to burn away these serpents, and to seek the love and forgiveness of others to cleanse, heal, and restore. (End of message from Jesus.)
157. (Peter: ) You have to have desperation and humility. It's the only way to be delivered—to face the truth, admit your addiction, allow yourself to be exposed by His light, call on the power and fire of the Lord's Spirit to burn away the serpents, and seek the love and forgiveness of those that you've hurt. Amen? Will you do that?
158. (Jesus speaking:) Medusa is a multi-faceted creature. I say "creature" because she is one of the lowest of the demons. She stoops to very low depths to hurt and harm My children. She is part of the "scum" of the demons. For though they are all scum and evil and lewd, if it were possible to put them in order from those who use the lowliest tactics, she would be one of those at the very bottom of the list.
159. Medusa uses her octopus-like tentacles to draw people into her—to tempt them and get them addicted to spreading news and gossip about others. Once in her grip, the deadly serpents, which are also a part of her, gain control of her victims.
160. It is a two-pronged attack. Medusa's victims, those who either "innocently" spread news about others or who are outright addicted to gossip, end up being eaten alive. Those who have been gossiped about also end up being "eaten alive" by the words that have been unlovingly and falsely spoken against them. For words are real things. They can ring in your ears over the years‚ eating at you, killing you emotionally, spiritually, and affecting you physically.
161. So you see, gossip is a serious thing. Your words lift up or tear down. They can encourage and comfort or cause discouragement and pain. That is yet another reason I ask My children to put on My thoughts and My mind, that the words of their mouths and thoughts of their minds may minister grace unto those who are exercised thereby. (End of message from Jesus.)
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Seduction and Obsession
162. Other spirits that the Lord wanted to cover are Seduction and Obsession.
163. (Jesus speaking:) Lust is one of those "uncomfortable" words. No one wants to talk about it, almost as if in not addressing or talking about it, it somehow makes it nonexistent. The truth is that lust is very alive in the world today. Lust is a spirit in itself, which is fueled by the rampant selfishness in the world and in men's hearts. Lust's motto is, "I love me, and I want you!" My motto is "I love you; how can I give to you?" There's a big difference.
164. Many equate lust solely with strong sexual desires or feelings, but lust has more to do with the mind and falls squarely under Pan and Apotheon's dominions, and brings forth the ugly offshoots of extreme jealousy, depression, and insanity. That's where the twin sisters and sirens, Seduction and Obsession, dwell.
165. Seduction is a spirit of deception. It has to do with the mind and seducing the mind into obsession, submission, and a type of addiction. Many caught within the deceitful lures of these sirens do not perceive what has taken them over, but only sense the feelings and yield to them without question. Emotions that are beyond reason, beyond regard for others and which are obsessive are the doing of Seduction and Obsession.
obsession (noun): preoccupation: an idea or feeling that completely occupies the mind; in psychiatry the uncontrollable persistence of an idea or emotion in the mind, sometimes associated with psychiatric disorder.
seduction (noun): leading astray of somebody: the act of persuading somebody to do something wrong; something that tempts, persuades, or attracts.
(definitions from Microsoft Encarta)
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166. When anyone is primarily focused on themselves, then unfortunately it's easy to be open game for these spirits of Seduction and Obsession. Their power and domain lie in self-satisfaction. They have many names and strongholds the world over, especially in Latin America and Africa, where to obsessively love someone to the point of insane jealousy and violence is often looked upon as loyalty and a sign of true love. Yet it's the same spirit as the selfishness of many western cultures where the "take care of number one" attitude and mentality is promoted as an honorable quality.
167. The nemesis of these spirits and sirens gaining entrance into your mind and emotions is unselfishness and sacrificial giving—turning your thoughts toward others and toward Me and My love. Real love begins with an effort, because the mind must choose to turn from selfishness. The point is to try to live My Law of Love, which is not focusing on yourself and what you want. It's taking others into consideration, and looking to Me and what I would have you do. (End of message from Jesus.)
168. (Peter:) Very, very enlightening!—A prophecy to really study over and to personally ask the Lord about.
"On the Rock" Vision
169. Here's one other vision that I want to share with you.
170. (Vision:) There were many brethren in Brazil who were standing at first on a large, flat rock, but as time went on, more and more began putting one foot in the sand that was right next to the rock. It seemed as if the sand felt stronger and cooler, so many were standing with just one foot on the rock—like they didn't want to completely leave the rock, but were enjoying the sand as well.
171. But then a small crack began to appear in the sand along the edge of the rock. It was very small at first, hardly noticeable. Many didn't seem to even be aware of it. But as the crack kept growing, some were jumping back with both feet on to the rock‚ while others were deciding to jump completely off the rock onto the sand. And others—in fact most—seemed to be content to keep one foot on each.
172. As the crack opened into a small gap, some were getting worried, but they still kept trying to straddle it‚ with their feet on both sides. Then the gap began to open more rapidly, and all those with one foot on each side were being forced to either make a desperate jump for the rock or to try to step fully on the sand, or they were going to fall into the gap. Many were making it back onto the rock, but others were jumping onto the sand only to find it was no longer sand, but had turned to quicksand, and they were being sucked into it. It was a horrible sight.
173. But those who had jumped firmly onto the rock earlier were lying on the edge of the rock helping those who were trying to get back on the rock to climb up. It seemed that those who had jumped for the rock and were fighting to get back on it were making it—with the help of those brethren who were already firmly on the rock.
174. (Jesus speaking: ) I have called you out, and if you wish to be a part of My elite Endtime army, then your foundation must be solidly on Me. Your lives cannot be straddling the gulf between the rock of My Word‚ truth‚ and Spirit‚ and the sandy, waterlogged quicksand of the Enemy, or you will soon fall into the abyss that lies between and be lost.
175. The gap is widening by the day. You must choose this day whom you will serve. If Pride and his siblings be god to you, then serve him. If I, and My Words, be God to you, then serve Me. (End of message from Jesus)
176. (Peter:) Thank You, Jesus!—A very clear picture of where things stand today. My prayer is that you will jump to the rock. Even if you've been hanging out in the sand a lot, you can still make that jump, and your brethren who are firmly on the rock will help pull you up. Okay? Don't fall into the abyss, and don't get sucked in by the thought that the sand is okay, because as the Lord showed, it's really quicksand that devours you.
Introduction to Prayer
177. I'd like to move on now to the prayer of deliverance. This prayer of deliverance is a beginning. It's the first step to complete healing and restoration. It's not all of the steps, but it's the first step. We will pray specifically against all of these various demons—and pride, and all of the things listed in Mama's video.
178. You'll need specific prayer on some of these points personally‚ after you've had time to pray, to seek the Lord, and to ask Him how these spirits and problems have affected you. But right now we want to have this general prayer of deliverance so that people are delivered of these things to the point where they're able to pray and hear from the Lord without these negative influence in their lives. Okay?
179. As Mama said about prophecy, the more specific you are in asking your questions, the better answers you get. It's the same way with these kinds of prayers. There has been a lot said, a lot of spirits exposed, and we want to pray very specifically.
180. In the course of receiving all these prophecies and visions about these various bad spirits, we've also prayed and heard from the Lord about the good spirits who counteract them—the ones who fight them the most. Just from a lack of time, I haven't been able to read you all of those messages. I've read you the negative side, but there's a positive side too. You have spiritual help and spiritual entities who help you. So in the prayer we've incorporated the names of those and a little bit of what they do. Some time soon, God willing, we will put out GNs that explain more about them.
181. I'm going to read this; it's a fairly long prayer, and I won't be looking up much at the camera. I'm figuring that most of you will be praying along with me—as you should be—with your eyes closed, really crying out to the Lord in your heart, claiming the keys that I claim, the deliverance that I call on, rebuking the various evil spirits, and calling out for the help of the good spiritual entities who will help you. Okay?
182. Please pray along with me. Don't let your mind wander or dawdle along in the spirit. This is a desperate situation! Your life is at stake! Many of you are standing with one foot on the rock and one foot on the sand‚ and that gap is really spreading! You need to make your stand, and this is the day!
183. Lord, please help me as we pray this prayer together. Please help each one to take it seriously, to take it to heart‚ to realize that their discipleship and their spiritual life is on the line, and that this is the first step of really moving forward—to discipleship, to full service, to a cleansing and healing of the spirit and of the soul. So please, please help them! And help me as I read‚ in Jesus' name.
Written Prayer of Deliverance
184. (Prayer:) Jesus, darling Husband, You said that the prayer of faith shall save the sick‚ and if he has committed any sins‚ they shall be forgiven him. These come before You, dear Love, with desperation. I ask that You will heal their hearts and spirits‚ that You will forgive each one for their sins, and cleanse them from all unrighteousness.
185. We know that if we want specific answers to our prayers‚ that our prayers need to be specific. I call on the power of the keys to be turned to swords to cut the Devil to the heart today—to root out, tear down, and destroy his stronghold in the lives of these, our loved ones, who are asking to be delivered from him and all his demons, and from all their sins that have separated them from You, Jesus.
186. I claim the keys promise that says: "Insert the keys into the lock of every chain that the Enemy has bound you with, and the keys that set you free will in turn bind the Enemy in My spiritual handcuffs of restraint, so that he will have no power over you."
187. Lord, our all-powerful Husband and Deliverer, I call on Michael the Archangel who is among the mightiest, who helps and stands guard over us‚ and who commands great armies of angels to aid us.
188. I call on the keys of deliverance against the power of the demon of Pride. Dear Lord, please cause each person to be repulsed by the vile beasts of pride—the filthy, disgusting creatures that they've been cradling and mothering. In this moment, through the keys of discernment and power, help each Family member in Brazil to reject pride, to hate pride, to despise it, and despise every way that pride has been allowed into their lives.
189. I rebuke the spirit of Pride, and ask You to break its power and grip on the minds and hearts of the Family members in Brazil! Powerful Savior, cause this demon to fall, and to take all the underling demons of pride with him—the demons of Accomplishment, Flesh, Worldliness, Machoism, Carnality and Materialism.
190. I call on Tola and Tor, who are the embodiment of key power—the commanders of the power of the keys. No power of the Enemy can withstand these two. All opposing spiritual forces bow at their feet, for they carry the force of golden key power within them in all its force.
191. I rebuke and cast out the four major demons that have plagued the Family in Brazil: pride, disobedience, bitterness‚ and division. These demons have worked with their cohorts—the evil Selvegion‚ Pan, Bacchus, Obstacon, Lethargy, and Apotheon‚ who have been allowed to work in the hearts of these who have been blinded by their sins.
192. I ask that the activated angels would defeat these evil demons. Their level of power is unprecedented and unchallenged, save by that of the archangels.
193. Jesus, You said: "When you call on the keys of deliverance in desperation and humility‚ one breath of My Spirit will snuff out the Enemy's flame of power and bring his works to naught in an instant." We claim that key promise—we take it as our own.
194. I pray against Apotheon, who has a strong hold on the Brazilian brethren. Through the power of the keys I claim the help of Arcothon, the warrior angel designed to defeat Apotheon. He is a conduit of the power of God, and he teaches us the art of war. Please help the Family in Brazil to take hold of his power—to learn to fight‚ and to love to defeat the Enemy.
195. Dear Jesus, You also said that Lethargy has a strong hold on the Brazilian Family. We rebuke Lethargy‚ the evil spirit who has silenced the voice of conviction.
196. We call on Styrian [Sty-REE-an]‚ who is sent to bring a whirlwind of destruction to the demon Lethargy and his ilk. She is filled with good ideas that bring forth spiritual progress, which are manifested not just in spiritual growth, but in physical fruit. She is filled with an all-consuming power of the Spirit of God, and the demon Lethargy has no escape when confronted by her. She is a whirlwind of positive spiritual activity. So we call on Styrian to help us, in Jesus' name.
197. I cast out the evil Selvegion who have gotten in—like a cancer—through bitterness and division, and eaten up the spiritual insides of many of our loved ones in Brazil. This is a life-and-death situation, Jesus. You are the Great Physician; You can remove the cancer and replace it with the cure—You, dear Lord.
198. I ask that You send the Salvay: spirit beings of salvation [as in deliverance from sins of division] who counter each seed of the evil Selvegion. Where there is bitterness, they bring kindness and consideration—the balm or "salve" of love that sees another as one of Your brides, who You love and who should be loved as You love them.
199. I pray against Pan as well, and against the addiction to System music that many have, which is one of the main influences of Pan.
200. Thank You‚ wonderful Savior, for the spirit helper Illuminus, who is an advocate of Your light to fight the darkness of Pan. Pan attacks the mind with his darkness—his lies, deceits, doubts, depression, discouragement, and all that opposes the light of Your Word. Illuminus' power to defeat Pan is released and activated through prayer and a person's choice to take in the Word.
201. So help us to choose to take in Your Word, so that You can release the power of Illuminus, Lord—because he can't help us unless we make that choice. So please help us to do just that, Jesus.
202. I rebuke and cast out the demon Arakan—the chief demon of confusion and depression. He works with Pan in the realm of the mind.
203. Thank You, darling Lover, for the F.A.F. (Fairy Angel Fighters) who assist Illuminus in fighting Arakan. The buzzing of the wings of these fairies causes Arakan to be confused. Their whispers of truth and encouragement bring defeat to the depression of this demon.
204. In the power of the keys I bind Obstacon, who opposes our absorption of the Word. Jesus, we know these dear brethren can't possibly grow and overcome these weak areas without the Word. That is the secret to their victories and success. We rebuke any way Obstacon would fight their Word time—their concentration and their being able to absorb and live the Word.
205. I call on Raphael, who is sent to assist in the healing of their spirits and to minister to them Your Word—true and unadulterated. He also assists Michael and Gabriel in destroying Oplexicon, who tries to stop the truth of My Word and deny it.
206. Dear Love, we ask for Your help to protect our intake of the Word and our feeding of others. Protect our hearts and minds and guard us from distractions and doubts. We need all this help, Jesus. Please help us! The Word is so, so important.
207. Through the power of the keys of deliverance I enlist the help of Boheme (Bo-HEEM) against Bacchus and all of the addictions the Family members in Brazil are fighting. Please free our loved ones from the physical or fleshly crutches and excesses that Bacchus tempts them with.
208. We ask You to use Boheme to cut the tentacles of Bacchus and his addictions. He is a great one, possessing all that is fit and uncompromising. So, help us, Jesus!
209. I rebuke the demon Baal‚ and command him to depart! In the power of the keys I forbid him from using his influence, which is manifested in both sadistic and masochistic extremes‚ inflicting pain on others or oneself, and deriving a perverted pleasure in doing so. I bind his power of being able to influence any of Your brides through condemnation and belittling of others or themselves, as if that were a form of goodness and righteousness. I command this spirit and his minions to depart through the power of the keys!
210. I call on Archer, who fights with white–hot arrows, which are filled with the Spirit of God that cut Baal to the heart! He is over many other "archer" angels whose expertise is to hit the demon Baal and his cohorts. We call on Archer and his helpers, Lord.
211. I call on the keys of imprisonment to rebuke the dark side of Brazil—its spiritism and voodoo—and I ask that You will cleanse any of Your Brazilian brides who may have any hangovers along these lines, either from their former religions or their culture.
212. Jesus, cast out Candomble, the evil witch that afflicts the people of Brazil through so-called freedom of thought and independence. These are spirits that carry the power of black magic among their followers in Brazil. Jesus‚ I call on the keys to free our brethren from their influence and to ask You to cut them loose from any chains of influence through which these spirits have them bound.
213. Dear Lord‚ our powerful Deliverer‚ I ask You to send Salvador on our behalf. He has always stood against Candomble. Please use him to strengthen the Family in Brazil, so that they will have the personal conviction and power to make the changes they need.
214. I command all these demons to depart‚ through the power of the keys! I rebuke and bind the power of Satan! All power is given unto us through the keys of the Kingdom to destroy the Evil One's works. I claim the power of the keys that each one of Your brides here will be permanently released from the bondage of the Devil and his demons!
215. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! Thank You, Jesus. Jesus, You are everything to us. You are our all in all. We don't want anything that's not of You. You said: "I have the biggest and strongest feet in the universe‚ and I will trample and squash every demon who rises against you, as you cry out to Me for deliverance in the power of the keys." We desperately ask for that deliverance now, dear Lover.
216. I will specifically list the sins that the brethren in Brazil seek deliverance from:
217. * Pride that makes them think that they know better than You.
218. * Pride that prevents them from reaching out in love and from apologizing and taking the humble seat.
219. * Pride manifested in unyieldedness to each other; not wanting to yield to one another's word or suggestion, feeling that theirs is better.
220. * Pride that makes them desire to have the glory or the credit for their ministries, their fruitfulness, and thus they don't want to share it with others.
221. * Pride that holds them back from using the new weapons as You would have them.
222. * Pride in accomplishments; the amount of tools they get out, the souls they win, the receptivity they encounter.
223. * Pride manifested in clinging to their set way of doing things and not being willing to forsake the old and embrace the new.
224. * Pride manifested in both the cult of the personality and nationalism, which have brought about division, an abomination before You.
225. * Pride that has caused them to care more for strangers and their sheep than for their own brothers and sisters.
226. * Pride that has caused disputes over witnessing areas, contacts, provisioning, personnel, designated gifts, support from kings and supporters, the care of the children, the running of the Homes, disputing in city councils and with other Homes.
227. Forgive and cleanse each one from:
228. Not living Acts 2:44,45.
229. Gossiping: I rebuke and cast out the spirits of Vengeance and Medusa that promote and speak these words of poison. I rebuke and cast out the spirits of self-exaltation, pride, self-righteousness, jealousy‚ and self-importance that turn this horrible sin into an addiction that becomes as a devouring fire, which in the end devours not only those who have been spoken about, but those who have spread the gossip as well. I ask You to give each one a spirit of desperation, to give no place to this heinous sin, and that they will strive for the spirit of humility, that nothing they do will be done through strife or vainglory‚ but rather in lowliness of mind‚ each esteeming the other better than themselves.
230. I call on the keys and ask that You will free each one from disobedience to Your Word in not being their brother's keeper, and not fully living the Law of Love and the One Wife vision.
231. I rebuke and cast out the spirit of macho pride from the men. I call on the keys that those who are afflicted with this macho pride will humble themselves and seek the womanly spiritual qualities of being Your bride: meekness, gentleness, showing themselves weak, and submission to You.
232. Many of the women of this field are proud and haughty‚ given over to mannishness, acting and desiring to be as men, refusing to submit in spirit according to Your Word. Cleanse them from the sin of pride and rebuke the spirit of mannishness.
233. I ask for a complete deliverance and cleansing of those who have sinned through sex with outsiders, sodomy‚ addiction to pornography, wrong sexual practices, and use of drugs.
234. Jesus, I call on the keys of honesty and humility, that those who have committed these sins will also confess them to their shepherds, so they can get the needed counseling and assistance to fight the Devil, and so that Your brides may be kept clean and protected from any of the Enemy's diseases.
235. I call on the keys for deliverance from jealousy, selfishness, and self-centeredness, which have caused division and disunity.
236. Cleanse and deliver those who have condoned and promoted ungodly behavior in their overindulgence in the intake of System books, movies, and Internet use.
237. I rebuke the spirits of lukewarmness, independence‚ lethargy, apathy, defiance‚ and harshness, as well as angry and violent spirits.
238. Cast out the spirit of foolishness; wash each mind from shallow thoughts and attitudes.
239. I rebuke compromise in all forms, and also a lack of hunger and desperation for Your Word.
240. I pray against the spirits of churchianity and lukewarmness, which cause the Brazilian Family to compromise, to not be humble enough to teach Your radical doctrines—the full meat of the Word.
241. I rebuke familiarity both with Your Words and with each other.
242. Help these ones to see the seriousness of having stumbled their brothers and sisters, their children, and their sheep through their horrible sample of disobedience to Your Word.
243. Free them from being overly dependent on their earthly shepherds and leaders for counsel and instruction, and help them to go to You and Your Word.
244. Jesus, You said they have robbed You in their tithes and offerings, and they have been a poor testimony due to their lack of faith for You to supply through follow-up. They do not share their blessings of supply, nor desire to share the credit for what You have done through them. They have been deceived, thinking their own arm has saved them. Please cleanse them of their lack of faith for supply‚ from leaning on the arm of the flesh, and not sharing and giving to You what they owe You. Fill them with faith, and loving, sacrificial, giving spirits—no matter whether it's goods, time, or funds—and help them to know that in doing so it is holy, acceptable unto You, and their reasonable service.
245. Dear Love, we pray for those who have either spoken against Your Word or passed it to former members. Each one who has passed on Your Word to ex-members needs to confess their sin. Convict them and help them never to do that again. Some sins affect the whole security of the work, and You expect us to confess to those who need to know. I pray that each one who has transgressed in this way will be faithful to do this.
246. I ask for a complete cleansing, a complete renewal, and a refilling of the Holy Spirit for each one. I call on the keys of obedience, submission, humility, and love to become activated in each heart.
247. I pray that the fire of Your Word will be rekindled and burn brightly, never to be dimmed by anyone or anything again.
248. I call on the spirit of metanoia to possess each one and work in their lives—the positive spirit of metanoia that brings a complete turnabout from going the wrong direction and puts them on the right path, going Your direction.
249. I call on the keys of change for a supernatural miracle! The keys can change anything in their hearts and minds. We know the keys will work as they call on them daily for their specific needs. Help each one to take hold of the power of the keys and use it.
250. I ask that You fill each one with faith to not only believe, but to act upon Your Word, what they know is truth‚ even if everything around them points to the opposite. The only true standard is Your Word. Help them to obey Your Word—not their feelings, not anything‚ only Your Words. It is Your Word that will see them through. Help each one to hunger after Your Word‚ memorize Your Word‚ review Your Word‚ cling to Your Word, and most of all, to obey Your Word‚ to be doers of Your Word.
251. I claim all these things as I call on the keys of the Kingdom. Nothing is impossible to those who call on the keys of the Kingdom. All power is given to them that are not yoked to the knowledge and wisdom of man, to carnal-mindedness, but who put on Your mind‚ who take You in and allow You full possession. Fully possess each one, Jesus.
252. I ask You to help each one to be freed from carnal-mindedness, from leaning to their own understanding. I ask that You give them Your spiritual insight, that they will always acknowledge You and walk the path You ask them to take.
253. We praise You, Jesus! We love You—Who hath delivered, Who doth deliver, and Who shall yet deliver! Hallelujah! We praise You, dear Jesus, our Lover and Husband.
254. Help each one here to be Your yielded bride who does Your bidding. Help the truth of Your Word to burn in their hearts. Help them to be ever mindful that they were bought with a price—by Your death on the cross for their sins—and they belong to You. I pray that each one will from this day forward glorify You in their body and in their spirit, which are Yours.
255. We claim the keys of strength‚ conviction, faith, and vision.
256. Help them to look upon each other as the Bride of Christ. Help them to respect and love each other as Your wife—fellow brides, fellow mates, all married to You. Unite their hearts as one, and cause them to rise as the Phoenix out of the ashes of defeat, that they may go forth to conquer in Your Name and win many to You! In Your Name I pray. Amen. (End of written prayer.)
257. Hallelujah! Thank You, sweet Jesus, for the power of Your Spirit and the power of Your keys and the power of Your Word to deliver. As You said, "Who hath delivered, Who doth deliver, and Who will yet deliver." Praise the Lord. Thank You, Love, for Your keys and Your spiritual helpers who stand against the Enemy and the many enemies who fight against us. Help us to empower them through the changes in our lives and through our prayers and our obedience. Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen?
From the Death of the Old
Will Spring Forth the New
258. Now there is a message that I would like to read to you from Jesus—a message of hope for you.
259. (Jesus speaking:) Where there is life, there is always hope. I know you look around you and you see no life—only death and the burning embers and ashes of what once was. How can life spring forth from so great a destruction, so great a burning, so great a sin? But this is where you must hope, for even in this great burning I extend to you the hand of hope.
260. All you can feel right now is the stinging and the burning in your eyes from the smoke and stench of your sins. It is a very great burning and great clearing away of your sins and disobediences, but even from these ashes will come not just new growth and renewal, but great victory. There will arise a beauty from even these ashes of defeat. You'll be tempted to feel that no growth can come from these ashes‚ that just from the sheer weight and depth of the ashes alone no life could possibly spring forth‚ that there is no hope of resurrection from so great a sin and burning. But I promise you that even from these ashes will come victory‚ and even this burning is for a greater purpose.
261. A once great and vast forest has been burned to the ground. Great‚ majestic tall trees, which have long stood in strength and magnificence, have been reduced to ashes and charred remains. But even when a great and aged forest is ravaged by fire, there is always regrowth, and new life will always spring forth—albeit slow at first.
262. So will this burning and regrowth be with the great forest of the previous Brazil work. It will be reduced to ashes, and the devastation will seem overwhelming at first, as all you can see is destruction and the smoke of her burning rising high into the air for all to see. But it is only from the death of the old that the new can spring forth. It must be a complete death‚ a complete burning for My perfect purpose to be established and fulfilled. For I can allow only new life to spring forth—young and alive saplings who are little in their own sight‚ those who hungrily desire the light and reach forth toward it constantly, that they may grow the right way in true strength of spirit, always facing the light and focusing on the light.
263. When the old is burned and gone, when the once tall, proud trees are no longer there overshadowing what lies below, then the new growth has a clear view to the light. Nothing is blocking their vision; nothing is holding them back, for all that once was is gone. All that remains is the light above‚ and they have but to turn their faces toward that light and growth shall come quickly.
264. So shall I set about building and creating a new forest, a new work, and so shall I raise up the new saplings and those who are worthy to be called My disciples and who will love Me and desire Me and My Words and My light above all. So shall these little ones grow and flourish and prosper and be found faithful, with the fertile ground of My Word alone underneath them. Gone will be everything outside the surety of My Word, and from this stripping will I reactivate My Brazilian Bride to be all that she is destined to be and bring forth all the fruit she is destined to bear.
265. So shall My promises and My Word be fulfilled, and so shall this cause a mighty stirring and a mighty widening of the eyes of all My children. So shall a great hush and respect and reverence for My Word fall on all My children worldwide—where a healthy respect and fear of Me and My Word has fallen by the wayside. This shall cause a mighty turning and repentance in the hearts of many, and get them back to the basics of Me and My Word. And so shall a beautiful new forest be created from the ashes of the old.
266. So grab ahold of that hope, because that hope is firmly grounded on the fact that I have a greater purpose in this—an end purpose. Though it is now out of sight, it is nevertheless there on the horizon and will show its glorious face if My wayward children will turn to Me and seek hard after Me.
267. So, My loves, take heart. You are still My loves and My brides. Yet the promise remains that whom I love I chasten, and every son and daughter whom I receive‚ I scourge. So this is all My love for you, and this chastening is all for a purpose. And I promise you that this purpose will be accomplished if great repentance is found in your hearts and spirits, and if you stay on the path of repentant obedience. (End of message from Jesus.)
268. (Peter:) Beautiful! Thank You, Lord! Lord, help us to do that. Help us to have that great repentance. It's an "if" clause, Lord—if we have the great repentance and if we stay on the path of repentant obedience, then You'll do all this. So help us to do just that; we claim Your keys for that.
A Discipleship Challenge
269. I want to remind you that the goal of all this repentance is to bring us back to true discipleship—to be true disciples in heart. We prayed and asked the Lord for a message about discipleship for you, and He said this:
270. (Jesus speaking:) Listen, and you'll hear the mighty rustlings of My great tree, as I purge it to bring forth more fruit. Listen, and you'll hear the footsteps of a mighty army that I'm preparing for the future—not mighty in numbers, but mighty and strong in truth and in the power of My Spirit. I'm raising up a new church, My children, from within your very midst.
271. The old structure of Brazil will no longer stand! I will completely destroy it and build in its place a new creation! I will gather together you who will be My revolutionaries, who will walk through the gates of total commitment and dependence on Me, into the future where I will use you to reach the world, to shine brightly before all the Earth, to wield the keys as swords of destruction against the Enemy in the Last Days.
272. This new church will be a structure built on the solid foundation of My truth and My Word, and you who wish to be part of it must choose My ways and My Words. For if the new church is built with the remnants of the old, the ideologies of man‚ personal desires‚ pride, or the ways of this world, it will crumble. It must be redesigned‚ a completely new creation‚ with everything from the past, except My Word and truth‚ abolished and destroyed.
273. I'm calling to you, My children, to be part of the glorious future‚ to be part of the small but powerful army that will sweep the world and rock the nations, to be part of My new army that will win battles you've never dreamed of winning‚ to be part of an unconventional church that all the world will marvel at, saying, "These are the children of Heaven! They hold great and terrible power in their hands, and treasure priceless truths in their hearts."
274. I'm calling you to be part of My new nation, My beautiful city of purity that will be set upon My hill, whose light will never be hid or destroyed—because the light is Me, the light is My power, the light is My truth. I'm calling you who are willing to be despised by the world in order to be honored in My sight, you who are willing to choose the life of a revolutionary disciple, an iconoclast, a to–hell-with-the-System dropout. I'm calling you who only want My truth, My ways, My Word, My light, and My approval.
275. I'm calling you who love the world of eternity more than this present Earth that will one day be turned into a ball of raging fire when all the remnants of Satan's power will be destroyed. I'm calling those of you who want My flame of truth that separates you from the world to burn brightly in your hearts, and who are willing to nurture that flame, no matter what the cost or personal loss. I'm calling you to forsake your pride, independence, bitterness, worldliness, and the sins of this world, in order to embrace the jewels of My Spirit that are not dead but alive and living, and will shine and pulsate in you more brightly and brilliantly as we draw closer to the End.
276. I cannot use the proud—the great shiny knights who feel strong in themselves, who ride along on their high horses, trying to do battle for Me, attempting to win wars for Me, and struggling to be a part of My army, but doing it all in their own strength. They will fail. They will fall. They will not ride through to victory—not because they don't want to serve Me, but because they don't want it badly enough. They don't want to pay the full price. They don't want to forsake the things that are holding them back. They feel their own armor, their own weapons, and their own ways of doing things are enough, and that their tactics for battle will see them through. But they will fail. No tactics but Mine are sufficient.
277. I'm calling for a simple army—an army that to you will appear humble and meek, even bedraggled, grungy and weak, because then you will use the new weapons, not the tactics of your own strength. I need an army who will depend on My power, derive strength from My truth, and though small and weak in your own eyes and in the eyes of men, you will be mighty conquerors and valiant warriors in spirit.
278. I'm calling you, My children, to enlist in the most unpopular outfit you will ever see on this Earth, but the most popular and highly honored outfit according to the standards of Heaven—an army that you will be proud for all of eternity that you were a part of. The old church, the old army, the old Family will be no more. But in its place will be a new church, a new army, a new Family that will be rebuilt from scratch with the building blocks of My truth and the radical Words of My Spirit that will set it apart from the world more than ever before, but that will also draw unto Me all of My lost and hungry children in the world who are seeking answers, who hate the System and its ways‚ and whose hearts are dying for true revolution.
279. The church I am building today is the body of believers that will reap the great and final harvest—you who will walk through the Tribulation as My leaders and miracle workers, you who will be the greatest threat to the Enemy and his plan, the most dangerous to his agenda‚ the ones at the very top of his "hit list," because he will fear you so much. But he will not be able to touch or stop My anointed ones, My true church‚ My radical disciples—you who will have My truth running through your veins and pouring out like a gushing stream to all who come into your presence.
280. Be not as those who loved this present world more than the living Words from My lips‚ the radical truth that has been all but lost in the world today, but which I pour directly and freely into you who give Me your all. It's you who are hungry babes in spirit that I need in My army. It's the you-can–take–this–whole-world-but-give-me-nothing-but-Jesus disciples that I need in My ranks. It's you who don't give a second thought to the world and its ways, but devote all your time and energy to reading, studying‚ absorbing, and living My truth that will have what it takes.
281. It's those of you who are proud of being different, even odd and strange in the eyes of the world, because you care more about what I think than your reputation—you are the ones I need as My disciples. It's those of you who have crazy faith, the Don Quixotes like Noah, Abraham, Moses, Daniel, Joshua, John Paul Jones, Dad, and now Mama and Peter, who are going to be the backbone of My new church. You who are willing to be beggars for God, fools for Christ, and unconventional soldiers—you're the ones who are going to win this war!
282. You don't have to be strong, charismatic, intellectual, powerful, or wise to be part of My new army, a part of My new church, a part of My called-out ones! You've just got to be weak so I can be strong in you; dumb in your own wisdom so I can give you Mine; small in your own eyes so I can exalt you; lacking in knowledge so that you live and breathe My Words of life and truth; humble so that I can use you; simple so that you'll accept My Words in faith; afraid to make a move without My approval, so that I can reveal My plans that will propel you forward with the power that only comes from obedience to Me.
283. Give Me your whole heart, your whole life, your everything, and in return you will be floored by what I will do for you. You'll never have imagined that a life lived in complete, 100%, revolutionary discipleship to Me could be so good, so fulfilling, so rewarding, so complete!
284. I'm asking you to deny yourself, to take up this cross of challenge that looks like a heavy, cumbersome‚ old wooden cross of little worth. But as you humble yourself beneath it and use all your strength to rise up to carry your cross for Me, along with your brothers and sisters who choose the same, it will be transformed into a brilliant and powerful sword‚ representing My power‚ truth, Word, anointing, and the keys of the Kingdom in these Last Days.
285. What you at first thought was a burden will be transformed into a weapon that will not only defeat the Enemy, but bring you great personal joy and fulfillment, free the captives that are ensnared, and cut through the brazen gates and daunting obstacles that stand in the way of progress—your personal progress, as well as the progress that will bring about My Kingdom on Earth.
286. Take the plunge! Accept the challenge! Choose to die to yourself and your own ideas and plans once and for all! Forsake the things that hold you back so that I can create in you a clean heart that will beat with My power. Wipe the slate of your life clean! Sign the blank sheet of your life and give it to Me. Burn the old and make way for the new—the beautiful‚ glorious‚ wonderful new—so that you can be a part of My Endtime ecclesia‚ My called-out ones, My constellation of stars that will shine brightly to pierce the eyes of the Evil One during his reign on Earth, and then be raised to shine as ensamples to all of Heaven forevermore.
287. I challenge you now to full and unflinching discipleship. Give Me your all! Allow Me to make you into the all–out disciples that I can use to create My new living church—the radical new-bottle church of the Time of the End! (End of message from Jesus.)
288. (Peter:) Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus! Isn't that beautiful? Isn't that a challenge?—The challenge to live it; the challenge to be the disciple He wants you to be, to be part of His new called–out church. We need that! We need you!
289. No matter how weak you are, no matter how bad you feel today, you can be part of this if you will live the Word revolution, if you will apply it to your life, if you will fight to overcome the problems in your life and these sins. If you will seek deliverance, if you will seek the forgiveness of others, and if you will pledge to yourself and to the Lord and to all of Heaven and Earth that you are going forward no matter what, you'll be able to do it! You'll be one of those disciples! Amen?
290. We need you! We love you, and we pray that you will take that stand, take that step to full, complete, new-bottle, New Wine discipleship. We're counting on you! God bless and keep you!
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