Strongholds and strangleholds – a definition, an implication and a prayer

Thanking God for the ministry of the prophets and the teachings to date. The Lord has been shining his revelation on certain things and the battle we are in , in this hour.

Much has been made about the event that happened in America where a man lost his life through the actions of another. We all remember the imagery , repeated time and time again through news reports and news reels. It is of course the murder of George Floyd that I refer to.

Long before that tragic accident I remember using the same expression in toxic situations I have been in ie ‘I cant breathe’. Even in this tragic situation only those who know the signs of the times and the things of the spirit will listen to what the spirit is saying to the churches, if not to individuals.

We are in a battle and for souls. It has been the oldest fight since the beginning of time, evil trying to usurp and triumph over good. We saw it in the records of Jesus speaking in the New Testament when he stated ‘I saw Satan fall light lightening from heaven’ . Satan began his onslaught for the sons of God from the garden of Eden , worked through both Eve and Adam, through Cain and he continues to this day his murderous fete to abort and silence the plans of God.

I thought I knew all there was to know about spiritual terminology but this week the lord make clear the difference between stronghold and stranglehold.

After the fall , God pronounced a word to Eve seeds saying that her heel with bruise the neck of the serpent , this is a stranglehold – the one we saw used against George Floyd. Satan raged then at the pronouncement and he is trying to use that same thing against the seed of God and the people of God and as a last attempt to cause much pain and suffering for Gods people. Indeed there are institutional stronghold and strangeholds that have held the people of God captive. Using the analogy of the sport of wrestling opponents seek to have the upper hand and in doing so can fall into the realm of illegal holds. Stranglehold’s are illegal holds that seeks to choke the person to death to gain the win. As in the natural so in the spiritual. Satan has no right to be putting his pressure on our necks .We were giving authority to do that to him… anyone being held down in this way has the power (in the Name of the Lord to break free). We have seen these illegal holds even in the Body of Christ where the enemy has forever or influenced moves or maneuvers or actions that has stymied, choked or suppressed free expression. When the people have God have tried to rise up, there are naysayers, or judgements being made that has had the effect of crushing spirits or keeping individuals in bondage. Interestingly , (and as in the demise of George Floyd) this stranglehold prevents blood from getting to the head and certain death can and will follow as a result.

I will leave the definition here for today and end with a prayer

PRAYER

Father you see and know all our situations and the plan and attacks of the enemy against your people across the Body. Lord we know your heart is grieved when brother rises up against brother and takes life just as in the first murder by Cain agains Abel. Father this murderous spirit has been seeking to silence and abort the righteous seed from the beginning of time – babies killed in the womb, children maimed or abused causing stunted growth and inability to grow and develop and express. Father we have seen it in your Church and across the whole Body. Illegal moves, illegal holds and merchandising of your flock . Lord we have seen decision-making that has stymied the free flow and expression of of your blessed Holy Spirit.

Father today, we declare we will not be silenced, muzzled, muffled or strangled but we will continue to speak the word of God instance in season and out of season. Your words says a man’s gift makes room for him. You are the gift..!!! We can do nothing of ourselves.

Lord we know man will always look at the outward appearance, but you look at the heart. Lord if we really knew you, we would know and understand the gift and the life you have given us.

Lord we pray because we know , it was the spirit of jealousy that moved Cain to murder his brother Abel. Abel gave an offering pleasing to you but Cain rose up in anger because his was not accepted. Father we have come to know and learn that it was a heart matter between you and them. Cains heart was not right. It was the same spirit of jealousy that led Joseph’s brothers to seek to put him down a pit. The scriptures are silent on why you chose Joseph, but you knew his private life and you chose and had a divine plan for him, to save much people alive.

So Lord we pray against this murderous , legalistic spirit that can come into our hearts, houses and homes. That foul spirit that judges a man or woman called by the Lord, from diseased and unregenerate hearts.

Lord, you have made us the head and not the tail and we will walk in that anointing with no fear or intimidation from men. Lord we have seen how the bottom of our house had nearly fallen out, because of our rebellious and impenitent ways and our hearts had become like stone.

Turn the tables Lord, let us see and focus on Jesus and him crucified. Give us the necks of our enemies that we may annihilate those who seek to destroy your seed and the call of kingdom on our lives.

We come against the strongholds of our minds, those we have let develop there through fear, personal sin or lack of faith and trust in you. We ask you to refocus our eyes on you, not on each other. We ask you to open the prison doors and to loose the chains and spirit of deception that seeks to impact on our proper calling and DNA.

We come against the spirit of murder, deception, wickedness and malice and even the spirit of pride that can often mask itself as the spirit of humility.

There is none that doeth good Lord , no not one but you are merciful. You set one up and put another down for your purposes and your plans not our own.

You are in control.

Help us to rule and reign and take the authority that you have already given us as sons and daughters of the most high God. Help us to mature, grow up and stop being mealy mouthed, or feel we need to compare, excuse or justify ourselves, over the things pertaining to God.

Lord you called us . You chose us. You are pleased with our offering.

You alone Holy Father, have accepted us , just as we are . It is you that died for us and not another.

You have called us Beloved.

Linda J Clifford UK

19/9/2020

RE: JOYCE A REPORT FOR OUR TIMES -SEPTEMBER 2020

What a wonderful day we had yesterday (12/9/2020) as family … I was so blessed. When I thought about doing the event, it was just before the Government ‘no more than 6’ announcement. I nearly cancelled, but I felt the Lord say, if it is only two people GO , make a stand and take ground.

So I sent out the call and those who were meant to be there showed. Some people were unwell, but it was a testimony in our community of the joy of the Lord and the beauty of the Lord. I kept a watchful eye and could see others (members of the public) wanting to join and being drawn in.

For those of you who were not there, there are the pictures. We also shared a couple of scriptures – Noah and the Ark, the need to be under covering and hearing from the Lord in this hour. By way of encouragement, I shared a word about bringing the extraordinary out of the ordinary as God did with Phillip, and a dream about listening and hearing from the Lord, those he has set over us and again , the importance of getting under cover.

Essentially, the Lord is raising up leaders in families and groups who will know his heart and will seek to bring people out and in…… and together…. but like in Noah’s day some people wouldn’t hear or couldn’t hear and continued to do their own thing. When we walk alone, we are easier to be picked off by predators and we learn that from nature.

God puts the solitary in families. He creates families and church as a Body for a reason.

Sometimes it is to humble us, to receive from others… Sometimes it is so we can be used by Him, for others…

Its give and take and with sacrifice.

There will always be differences and challenges when we are in family, but God is greater than our stony hearts…. If Jesus stayed in heaven and refused to come down…. we wouldn’t be here today. Building family and maintaining family, is a sacrifice and you have to put in, to get out.

In our family, everyone is welcome (my own mother taught me that) and everyone has worth (my Heavenly Father taught that one..!!). We are here to build up, not pull down. At the end of the day, it is never about us, but about building a kingdom.

The bible says iron sharpens iron and the countenance of one brightens another. We can see that the enemy is seeking to put our lights out, gag us and divide and separate. We need to be wise and in this hour . We need do the opposite of what he (the enemy of soul) whispers in our ears and do what God has asked us to do. If we keep giving into the voices of fear, conflict, upset, or procrastination, we won’t even notice when he has won, but it will be too late and he will have ravished our souls, our homes and livelihoods.

It was good to hear testimony of healing yesterday – one tumour reduced in size and two prodigals returned home with testimony. We continue to pray for one another. We can’t do it but He is able.

God is blessing us with fruit of the womb and making provision for all of us along the way. We are not our own and we can only do things through his wonderful working power in us. He instructs, he guides, he teaches and it is all working out for our good.

We don’t know what tomorrow will bring either in the spiritual realm or physical and we don’t know when we will meet face to face again.

For now, pray for one another and look for creative ways to get /remain in fellowship as family and with others , continuing to call on the name of the Lord.

Your sister

Linda J UK

14/9/2020

The Thief

I had this dream that someone had got into my house and had changed the furniture round. It was the night before I was about do my live prayer slot and I could see in the dream that the position of my bed, my studio lights and everything had been changed around. The house looked in a mess.

It was clear that someone was in the process of putting their own stamp, their own identity on my home, but I was still living there…!! I could see that my microphones and all my media stuff had been thrashed and all my important legal documents had been moved.

In the dream, I could see that this person’s bills were starting to come to my home – in his name!! Two men and women (like police but plain clothes) came to the door with a warrant for his arrest. I opened the door and said, ‘He doesn’t live here ’. They believed me and said I needed to call the police.

I tried to call the police, but my cell phone wasn’t charged properly and I couldn’t get through. Time was running out and I knew I had to start prayers in a moment.

The man was in front of me (no one I knew in the natural) and I ‘shot him a box’ (Jamaican for slapped him across the face), for what he had done. He didn’t flinch. I demanded he show me where he had put my microphones. He took me to the kitchen at the back of the house. The microphones had been put away in a locked metal cupboard like a prison. I retrieved them.

That was the dream.

REVELATION

The Lord has been downloading the meaning of the dream over the last couple of days. It is a spiritual dream and there is much food for thought.

It comes from two latin words ‘lien’ and ‘alien’.

In English law

(i) Lien

Is a right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt owed by that person is discharged – similar to when someone defaults on a loan and has a mortgage the creditor can apply to put a lien (a charge on the person’s house) until the debt is paid.

(ii) Alien

Alien is defined as foreign born persons who have not been naturalised. There are different categories , resident and non resident . An alien can only be naturalised if they can prove that right through clear and satisfactory standards. Legal aliens (although the term alien is now changed to immigrant and non- immigrant) can enjoy temporary resident rights (of various duration) but have no legal or constitutional rights unless those have been explicitly stated for him/her to enjoy in law.

Whilst temporary they also have to obey laws but can also sue under certain rights and through courts .

As born again Christians we are citizens of heaven having delegated power and authority to rule and to reign here on earth. Both in the natural and spiritual, satan has no legal right over us or our possessions. The bible tells us however that the thief (Satan) comes to kill , to steal and to destroy .John 10:10 and He will try all He can to get in and to get at us.

He is angry and jealous of our position and right and authority and covets our habitation with God. Remember He was booted out and has no abiding city , wandering from place to place seeking where he may find rest and who he may devour.

We need to have our lamps trimmed bright. to be vigilant and watchful in prayer. The fact the phone was out of charge is not a good point in a dream and we need to ensure we remain connected to the source of power in prayer and to discharge that power and take the necessary actions and make declarations when necessary.

The man was symbolic of an alien ie not of this world. That is why my slap had no impact on him. The bible tells us that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places. But how did he get in?

The bible tells us (i)the enemy can be given a foothold due to our own responses ie anger or unforgiveness. (ii)it also warns that ‘men creep unawares’. These are fallen angels (if you like) , spirits of wickedness, individuals ‘….who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ’ Jude 1:4

We have been given grace gifts that others may oppose. We will always have opposition in the Body and in the world. These come to challenge our identity and the security we have in Him, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Their desire is to usurp, lock us up, shut us down and silence us, but they cannot prevail. We must challenge but to do so lawfully . We must also forgive those who levy attacks against us.

As the dream makes clear , there is already a warrant out for the enemy’s arrest and his time is short. Says the Lord. The angels of mercy are at the door – just like in the story of Lot and the city of Sodom. They (like you) know the truth and the truth will always set us free.

PRAYER

Lord first we ask for forgiveness . If there is anything in us giving the enemy legal right or access to thrash our house and sense of security or our identity or right-standing in you, we ask you to bring it to the surface. We repent if we have given railing for railing and not responded in love. We forgive those who have come against us and we seek peace today and restoration. Lord you judge between us and them. You rather not the death of a sinner, but that all should come to know you and we lift up all the names and faces that now come to mind.

Lord, in relation to our oft spiritual battles we depend on you. Help us to increase our prayer life that we will not be found wanting when the need for challenge arises.

I want to end with some declarations calling on the Name of the Lord.

DECLARATION

I declare that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. No thief or usurper will take us unawares. I declare that our tools and weapons are not carnal, but are mighty through God and through them strong holds are being broken in the name of Jesus Christ. Satan knows his time is short and even now, there is a warrant out for his arrest.

I declare that we have made a covenant with the most high God and the enemy of soul and his aliens, cannot enter or exact upon us. We are not like those that sleep or slumber, but we are awake to righteousness and we see and know what is going on right under our noses. No one can change our place of snide or identity. Our citizenship is of heaven and we know who we are in Him.

I declare that the children of God will possess their possessions , our stolen goods will be returned and light will continue to shine upon our way. As one man said, truth smashed down to the ground will doubtless rise again, undaunted. We will run our race and we will keep the assignment designed for us from the foundation of the world.

We are restorers of the breach and all that is broken down. Our prayer lives are getter stronger and we remain connected and in concert with the Most High God.

Evangelist Linda J Clifford-Hayes UK

Writing under scribe and prophetic unction

10/10/2020

STOP PLAYING UP!!

Yesterday we had our second leadership huddle where we were led and counseled about the attributes of a good leader. Various life examples and experiences were shared and there was food and thought for all.

Significantly, Moses (as a Old Testament leader) was shared and the reactions of the people he was leading at a particular juncture. You know the part when the Israelites were in Horeb see Exodus 32, where Moses goes up the mountain to have a meeting with God but appears to delay in returning?

The point that was being highlighted in respect of leaders, is that there are obedient and disobedient leaders. Aaron (second in command whilst Moses was away) listened to the errant ways of the people and allowed them to get up to play. Aaron was instrumental in giving advice about erecting the golden calf and went further, he built an altar before it

In review (and in our breakout rooms) we shared our individual experiences , challenges and call. The training ended. I was very tired and had an early night.

Throughout the night and as I slept, I found myself praying for this and that. I prayed about circumstances I knew about in our church, in our environment and also some challenges coming up for me this next week. I prayed for myself and I prayed for our leaders.

As I prayed through the night, the Lord gave me his word deep into my spirit ‘ my peace I give to you, my peace, I leave with you not as the world giveth, give I unto you…’ I didnt hear the rest, but that was the scripture impressed in my spirit. I continued to sleep.

As I slept, I found the Holy Spirit taking me back to review of the message yesterday and the similarities to our day. It is the first time I have seen or grasped the analogy with our Lord’s return. Whilst Moses was away, the people got up to play.

I felt the Lord show and say ‘and so it is now with my own . Many think I have delayed my return, so they are doing all sorts of things – erected a number of idols , they have got up to play..!!

He didn’t need to say any more, as I could see it. As an evangelist , I see it in relation to souls not yet come through the door and I see it in relation to those ‘second in command’ (including myself) who should be more vigilant in the watching and waiting and ensuring proper focus.

I began a further reflection.

When you first read through Exodus and Numbers you see a people grumbling and complaining with God for this and that. Poor Moses what a challenge he had.

Many of us have watched the serial production of the 10 commandments and are shocked when we see the Israelites making the molten calf and behaving the way they did. We look on incredulously ‘how could they do that?’

I feel the Lord is warning and showing we have (and can be guilty) of the same thing, because we have become complacent about his return.

The Lord would want me to say: He is soon to come down that mountain. He is on his way. Dear reader, listener, those are my instructions and since my own call.

What will our Father see and what will he hear. In each of our zooms, our rooms, our ceiled houses? What edifices have we erected? What or whom have we idolised? Who will he find watching, waiting when our good Lord returns?

In 2007/2008 I had a vivid vision of the Lord’s return. This weekend the Lord brings back to my attention and I share here as I am led to.

I saw the Lord’s return and the skies rolled back – we were in a house and everyone was huddled in a corner – I was shocked in the dream at the worry on some of the faces. Those who I had thought should have no fear – leaders – full of prayer and the word, were quivering in the corner, frightened and in jeopardy . The dream spoke :- they knew they were not ready.

At that time I was a young leader in training both in my secular job and ministry call. I was shocked to see those more mature cowering in fear. I kept the dream in my heart until now given the signs.

The Bible tells us man looks on the outward appearance, but God knows and tries the hearts and the reins. It was said so well yesterday , it is not about eloquence or gifting per se, but about surrender and obedience.

I return to the scripture that Father brought in my spirit , soul and body in the night and with extension. I pray it brings peace, comfort and reflection.

My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. John 14:27

The bible says (and I summarise) when they say peace and safety , sudden destruction will come upon us akin to what a woman experienced when she is about to give birth. I close with ‘perfect love casts out all fear’ 1 John 4:18 and that the Lord would have all of us saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth . 1 Timothy 2:4

Please feel free to share with your leaders and loved ones.

Evangelist Linda J

6/9/2020

RE Joyce : It’s Good News –

What a wonderful afternoon Father enabled today. We were able (by God’s grace to go out again and minister to and among the nations.

The message for the day was Blow Ye the Trumpet in Zion (see Joel) but the Lord weaved his word to meet the individual needs of the men and women that passed by or stood on the street listening.

At a certain point a young boy call Nathaniel wanted to debate the ‘many roads’ that leads to God. We ministered the truth. For the first time in street ministry I gave my testimony of finding the door and also why today I witness to the wonderful working power of our God through his blessed Holy Spirit. At one point Nathaniel said he was a good person and didn’t think he would lose out if he didn’t do anything else. I found myself sharing the story of Cornelius who was a good man and whose alms prayers had come up to God as a remembrance but that he too needed to be born again.

It’s amazing how the Holy Spirt works and we are just vessels in his hands. As Peter declared all those years ago and we declare today ‘God is no respecter of persons; But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. Acts 10:35

That is the message we take to the streets and what a blessing it is and has been to be able to take thisto the people and nations of the world.

Pray for Nathaniel . Pray for us. Pray for the Church of Jesus Christ.

Evangelist Linda J

30/8/2020

CLEAN OUT THE CUP !!

I had a word coming through the night and at different points of the week. The Bible says precept upon precept, line upon line here a little there a little.

First my daughter had a dream about vessels in a large house. I made note of the revelation and pondered some more. I always say of the things of God let nothing be wasted and we must strive to have a teachable spirit. So I continued to listen to see what He would say about the vessels.

I was reading last night ‘The Master’s indwelling’ by Andrew Murray and once again the Lord brought the issue of vessels to my attention. I started to hear a word being formed. This then below is it :-

In chapter one of his book Murray draws attention to the carnal Christian and the things that keeps such a one in infancy despite being fed with the word for 10, 20 or 30 years. Using Ephesians, Murray admonishes that the carnal mind is enmity towards God and God wants us to be filled with the spirit and not drunk with wine.

Using the analogy of an empty cup, at a tea table waiting to be filled, Murray admonishes that in the natural we wait earnestly for the tea to be poured and the plate to be filled when we sit waiting for a meal. He says and so it is with the Christian in terms of the infilling of the spirit and enlightenment. Significantly… (and this is where the revelation came for me marrying the bits received over the week) … we wouldn’t want a new meal on a dirty plate. Not ever.

A vessel has to be washed, to be set apart to receive and that is where one starts as a Christian. Murray was writing to our shame that many Christians try to do the things of God without holiness. They are unclean. He raised a multiplicity of issues that need to be dealt with before the vessel – selfishness, envying, strife and division, rage and temper tantrums , pride, jealousy , bitterness, cold hearted , lovelessness , to name a few. These things mar the vessel of God and inhibits the free flow of the gift. Murray also raises the issue of the inability for many to perceive and receive spiritual truths quoting Paul’s anguish in the book of Corinthians when he wanted to feed with meat but the brethren could not bear it. The carnal Christian was present in Corinth and is alive and kicking in the Body today causing ineptitude, immaturity , and significant delays in getting the House ready for our King’s return.

The final link today was being led led to review what Isaiah 28 : 9. Interestingly it is also a rebuke to the whole Body and about cleanliness and I summarize here what it says.

It says :

Many have erred through wine and strong drink and are out of the way,the priest and the prophet err through strong drink and are swallowed up of wine and are out of the way – they err in vision and stumble in judgement and all the tables are full of vomit and filthiness so that there is no place clean.

It goes onto say :

Whom shall he teach knowledge ?

And whom shall he make to understand doctrine ?

Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. For precepts must be upon precepts, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little and there a little . Note to repetition …

We have been called to grow up and unto holiness. We major on so many frilly ear-tickling subjects, bar cleanliness and holiness. We strain at gnats and swallow camels. As Murray points out , we hold grudges and unforgiveness and a whole manner of flesh issues. How to do right we know not. Our hearts are hard and impenetrable and we cant receive.

We are still in a period of mercy before the door is closed and it is a time for all of us to consider out ways and examine ourselves. Father would rather us to be spiritual – sons of God, than carnal – mere men.

We are called to put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness Ephesians 4:24 . We are called to follow peace with all men, and holiness, for without which, the bible says, no man shall see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

Let’s teach the children to mature and come up to the mark of the high calling without spot or blemish. Father is coming back for a spotless church. He says ‘Be holy for I am holy’. The word is for all of us. All …..have sinned and come short.

Don’t give me that…

No more excuses…

Clean out the Cup …

There is an urgent need for all of us to examine ourselves, because the Lord is on his way. He has told me to say.

Yours in His Name

Evangelist Linda J

28/8/2020

Crows Die As I Fly High

The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run in and are saved.

Thanking God for this brand new day – another day to pray , praise and worship. I woke with a flatness in my spirit and early so the skies were dark. What did I do ? I encouraged myself in the Lord. As I sat under the shadow of his wings. He brought his word for me.

For a number of years , I have held dear the picture of Habakkuk standing on his rampart wondering what the Lord would say to Him. Well already… praise God, the Lord has spoken.

It is about perseverance and faith and also looking above towards the mark of the higher calling and to the author and finisher of our faith. The analogy of the crow who is a predator that attacks eagles was brought to my attention. The crow will grab hold of and attack the neck of the eagle and bite it as it soars, trying to bring it down. First, I am reminded of Sanballat and Tobiah who tried to deride and pull down the vision that God had given Nehemiah. In terms of the crow, what it doesn’t know is that the eagle is a strategist and as the eagle flies higher into its zone of comfort, the crow is ignorant, that this is to its own peril . You see (and I learned) the crow was not made to fly at the same altitude as the eagle and so eventually drops off.

Hallelujah to the most high God.

This picture of the crow and the eagle has triggered a flow in me of the prophetic. I hear the words ‘crows die, as I fly high’. I repeat, ‘crows die as I fly high’. It is a mantra you can use when you are under attack too.

I declare for you today that the Lord will deliver you from evil sleight of men. For every crow that is hanging on and seeking to pull you down that they drop off now. Our God will disappoint the devices of the crafty that their hands, their teeth, their tongue, their bite cannot perform their enterprise.

It is well for the child of God and all things are working out for our good. Oppressed on every side, but not cast down.

We are flying high , we are going somewhere, more than conquerors in Holy Name.

God bless you

Evangelist Linda J UK

26/8/2020

HUMPTY DUMPTY PART II

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the kings horses and all the kings men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

The Lord has been revealing more about Humpty Dumpty. For sure is word says , precept upon precepts, line upon line, here a little there a little. This is part II of the earlier piece.

He is using the picture of Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall in his checked trousers all suited and booted ….. to raise a number of issues including that of freemasonry and the mixture that is in and has come into the Body.

The term egghead as an idiom would be considered an insult – it is not a good look. It is a term used to describe an individual or individuals who are out of touch with ordinary people.

In terms of the church and the Body, Father is asking the questions are the things we are devising from our high places, relevant for the culture, we are now living in?

He is wanting us to get down, to humble ourselves to go back to a place of power and wonderment of who He is and what He can do and to become as little children.

We are using our own head knowledge and intellect to bring things about. We have been bewitched and there is a malaise hanging over us causing ineptitude and chaos. We need to fast and pray more and invoke proper spiritual discipline and protocols.

What is the true fast ?- to deal bread to the hungry, bring the poor to thy house, cover the naked and not to hide from people.

Being half egg and half human is not a good look – we were made in his image but have become stuck due to our own sense of self and pride and achievements. There is a spirit of deception at work , things purporting to be something which are not. He has allowed this to run for a time and because sentence of an evil work is not executed speedily, our minds have been set to continue to do wickedly. But He is revealing and it is now time for change.

It is now time for metamorphosis and the sons of God to arise. Men and women who have the mind of Christ, who have not become yoked again with the yoke of bondage. There are to be no eggs ruling or hatching in Father’s house, in his nations or kingdom. We wont be walled or fenced in. The yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing.

His plans for us are good plans and to bring us to a desired end, not a crash or a fall. The revelation is a fore warning because he says when thou art spoilt what will thou do …? No one can put Humpty together again when he falls and a mighty crash is coming which will affect many.

Father needs people on the ground and is looking for soldiers, his runners, to take the gospel and to run the race. There is need for deployment and movement. Get offa that fence.

There is a need for strong meat, so that our spindly legs will have the power and dexterity to run the race that has been set before us. We need to mature .

We need to pray all kinds of prayers, but particularly praying in the spirit. We are a people who have been robbed and spoiled, blinded because of self rule and our own self righteousness. Too much going on up top, not enough activities on the bottom.

We have become ignorant of what is happening in the house, at the gate. We have forgotten the real need of the people.

August 22/8/2020

HUMPTY DUMPTY

A word …….

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the kings horses and all the kings men

Couldn’t put Humpty back together again.

I had this word from the Holy Spirit as I was sitting in my settee last night 20/8/2020. It is not the first time the Holy Spirit has used nursery rhyme to give me a word.

This one popped up in the spirit, with a nudge to write it. I didn’t write it last night but It rang through the night in my spirit and was held there …..

I thought I would get up and research what Father might be saying. This is how he speaks to me.

It may be a personal word, a local word or a generic word. It may speak of political or national situations. Sending to a few across the Body and the nations – the word will locate and speak to those it needs to.

What I currently see:

Humpty is vulnerable because of his makeup – he is a shell. The body is not proportionate – too much going on at the top and not enough substance at the bottom -. The legs of Humpty are very spindly – I see that he cannot hold its own weight . He certainly needs to come down from offa the wall. He may need to exercise – put all things to practice so that there is an evening out – some balance.

I see Humpty as someone overgrown , gorged , large and sitting on what we would say ‘on a fence’ ( – sitting on a fence is a common English idiom – it means not being able to make a decision- a lack of courage because of a need to please both sides). This neutral position in terms of spirituality, can lead to apathy, ambivalence and the stymying of what God wants to do in this hour.

In all the depictions of this nursery rhyme that I have seen since a child – Humpty is well dressed and sitting prominently. In some pictorial depictions, there is Alice (a child – from wonderland fame ) at the foot lending him a hand to help him down. It could speak of a spirit of pride – trying to save face – preferring the dictates of men rather than listening to Jehovah God. The Bible talks about pride coming before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. The rhyme tells us that Humpty Dumpty was heading for a fall. Humpty does come down.

The Bible says – a little child shall lead them and with children and things ‘childlike and innocent ‘ that is where the kingdom can be seen, in all its humility. That is where we need to be. Father help us.

On this particular word, I am open to constructive comments from other seers, watchmen or prophets and because we can only see in part. Praying against any spirit of offense and rejection. This one was/is a hard one to crack for me, but it may be that it is quite simple and the picture of Humpty speaks loudly for itself.

Praying against the spirit of apathy, compromise, inertia . Praying against the spirit of pride and self aggrandizement in the Body which has caused it to be puffed up, overweight, out of balance and out sync, with what it was created to do .

If there is more, I suspect it will unfold over the coming days.

God bless

Linda J UK

21/8/2020

Father of the Penguin

Last night myself and my daughter watched Paul Ogrady’s documentary about animal orphans . Here, animals who have been abandoned in the wild are rescued and then nurtured back to life so that they can then be returned to their habitat.

There were interesting accounts about abandoned baby elephants and a group of lion siblings.

What however caught me and my daughters oeye was a group of penguins.

Amongst this group one of the penguins appeared to be walking around in circles. He was also being bullied by the other penguins. When the vet examined him closer it was clear that the penguin had lost its sight , either through trauma, disease or genetic malfunctioning.

The tragedy was that the vet did not think there was anything that could be done, apart from the penguin being put to sleep.

To return him to the pen would be cruel as he would continue to be pecked to death and he would never survive in the wild.

As my daughter and I watched and listened, we were saddened by the penguin’s plight and we spent some time discussing what the options could have been. We both had differing views.

As I woke the next day, the Lord showed me a couple of things from this and for us as humans. I write as an evangelist and soul winner.

The Holy Spirit would want us to understand the importance of the gift of sight and the importance of seeing.

There is a seeing and a seeing ie people can be physically blind, as well as spiritually blind.

Some levels of physical blindness , can be rectified by aids or adaptions such as glasses or even an operation , but the spiritual blindness is dependent on He who is the Light coming in and dispelling the darkness.

The Lord showed me the analogy of people walking around in darkness also searching for the light . He said they are like the little penguin going round and round, sensing, seeking but not finding it.

We have a role to play as Christian as leaders in directing people to the light who is Jesus. Jesus is the light of the world and he wants all of us to be partakers of the light and come out of darkness. God sent his son , Jesus to earth to go the way of the cross to bring back the light because when Adam and Eve sinned darkness came into the world.

As ambassadors for Christ we become little lights if you like, the light of the world and we need to let that light shine, rather than putting it under a bushel.

Light is important without it we would become depressed, diseased and deficient. Our quest as evangelists or as people of God is to help people to see.

Seeing is incremental and so it is with the process of the new birth.

When we are little babies, we see differently until the shapes become more clear and distinct and more latterly we can put a name to what we see.

As Christian men and women of God, not only are we to help people to see, but we need to ask the Lord to help us see clearer.

There was a time in the book of Job and Isaiah where these men of God spoke about the tragedy of people groping about in the darkness when light was available and trying to break through. We are our own worst enemies when we refuse to move forward to the light. We will be judged if we block and prevent others from coming to the light.

Job admonished that ‘affliction does not come out of the dust neither does trouble spring out of the ground, but because of sin nature, it is in man to do wickedness’ and we need a savior.

If we ask for light and revelation , He will give it.

The Bible says, our Lord saves the poor from the sword and from the hand of those mightier than he, we trust him in this.

The little penguin was being pecked to death because he couldn’t see or defend himself – he would bump into things and fall over. What a miserable situation it was. He was eventually put to sleep which was considered the greater kindness.

Thanks be to God, He has shone his light though Jesus Christ on our dark and dreary world and on our dark understanding. We are not men that sleep but we are alive to righteousness. If we want to see and much more clearer , we only need to ask and he will answer.

Sometimes there are spots in our feast and things that obscure our vision, but we ask our Father to be the healer of our eyes and so that our eyes may be better than we did yesterday.

Unlike the little penguin, we are not people who have been abandoned. We are not mother less or fatherless . We have a Savior who has prayed and who is pleading in glory for us this very day.

We are not orphans, we have been adopted in the beloved and our Father is tenderly caring for our wounds. We can come every day for a cuddle, for our wings and feathers to be smooth. He will dry our tears and heal our broken hearts.

PRAYER

Father we pray and know that affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; Yet man is born unto trouble,as the sparks fly upward. We would seek unto you our eternal papa and Father and unto you we commit each and every cause. You do great things, things that are unsearchable and without number. You know each and everyone of our plights , those that stumble in the dark , including the plight of the little penguin.

Father, You are a faithful God and we trust you that everything has been turned around for our good. You are able to open blind eyes and to set captives free. You give seed to the sower and send waters to water the ground. You lift up those whose hands hang down. You set up on high those who have been low and exalt those who mourn. You are a God of the living but you can restore dead things.

We know if we seek you we will find you . If we seek you with a whole heart. Yours is a way that is the true way that leads to light and life everlasting and today we ask you to remove all the spots from our eyes and our feast. Let us see . Let us see you.

Linda J Clifford-Hayes

15/8/2020