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There was once a ward in a hospital with extremely handicapped people in it. These people were sent there as they were unable to communicate or even function properly in society. They were the product of extreme mental trauma suffered at the hands of others either from childhood or in adulthood. The hospital where the ward was located had tried everything they knew to help these people recover but not much progress was made over the years. The patients were mainly sedated most of the day and lived isolated and lonely lives. One day a new doctor was hired to lead the department.
Before the beginning of what has ever existed, God decided His strategy. The Lord's strategy remains from the beginning - for mankind to be in a fulfilling and fruitful relationship with Him. Although living beings surrounded the throne and various ranks of angels filled Heaven and the universe, God purposed to have a people for Himself who could freely love and willingly serve Him (Revelation 5:8-11). God's intent was that human beings would intimately relate and completely follow Him by honoring His workmanship in and with them.
Skylar, 16, was overwhelmed with the scattered papers she had to clean from the sewing machine table before her beau arrived to court her. Her grandmother handed her a piece of paper at the bottom of the stack and told her: "This is the secret to a long marriage." "But it is just a ripped page from your cookbook," Skylar said. Her grandmother bent down and whispered in her right ear: "Look closer." She did exactly that, and found one topic…Preserves. The two walked to the rose garden and the elderly woman got down on all fours and started to dig a hole – shallow, and long. Skylar watched and soon saw jars and jars of peach preserves.
Colossians 1:9 (Amplified) "..we heard about it, we have not stopped praying for you, asking [specifically] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [with insight into His purposes], and in understanding [of spiritual things]."

We must understand the importance of the verse above. The writer of this epistle makes it clear he prays for one goal in every believer. Spiritual understanding, discernment and insight all point to this one word: accuracy. Today as never before, there is such a need for accuracy in the body of Christ. Goodhearted works and intentions can't produce it. Even willing, zealous believers without accuracy cannot be productive.
The Holy Spirit showed me a lump of clay on a potter's wheel. The potter began to spin the wheel as he molded and shaped the piece of clay as he formed it. When making pottery on a potter's wheel, the clay has to first be centered, then water is applied before the potter begins his creation. The potter then shapes the clay into the image that he desires. There are different wheels used to create different vessels. The Lord has designed each one of us in a distinct way with a specific calling. Each person is created for a unique purpose and plan.
Years back I had given so many things away and was faithful in tithing. I had given cars away, watches, jewelry, electronics money to strangers, you name it. The Bible says give and it shall be given unto you. But I wasn't seeing it. So one day after being enrolled in a Charismatic Bible college I took a Kenneth Hagen Faith study course. The course was great and it said faith is a now word in the present tense and you had to put action to your faith in order to see things manifest. It also said to remind God of his word.
April is a time in which the Wind of Change will continue blowing. This is an angel that comes this time of year and brings changes from Heaven to Earth. This year, the Wind of Change is blowing through the end of May. It will bring major realignments and reassignments to people. Check out my prophetic word from March: The Wind of Change & the Glory of God Returning. Get ready to cross over into a new time in which God will bring provision to you in some unusual ways. Even though things might not look clear just yet, over the next 30 to 60 days you will gain greater insight from the Lord.
Before I share the following I'm going to ask two things from all who read this:  First, please pray for me after you read it. Second, please only speak the victory and not the problem. Last October my husband and I went to NY. We were staying at Long Island so the beach was within walking distance from where we were. One day I decided to walk to the ocean. It was about a three mile walk and a little cold and windy but I love to walk so I put my hat and jacket on but didn't have any gloves with me.
Sometimes destiny unfolds in the most unusual circumstances. For me, everything changed when we moved back to the States, after serving on the mission field for nine years. We decided to move to California and become members of our dream church, Bethel. I was thrilled! Little did I know that a life-changing adventure was about to begin. The journey with the Lord always guides us beyond ourselves. It leads us away from our "do" and straight into our "who." This was exactly what I was about to discover.
Much is shifting in the Kingdom right now, with many practical ramifications in every mountain of our cultures. It is spring in America, a season for new beginnings. At a personal level, servants who have emphasized discipline and obedience are being invited to become friends and transition into God's Kingdom with passion and participation. We are no longer imitations of Jesus,we are His incarnations.

Let's contrast the old with the new. In the first century, Gnosticism or dualism was a false doctrine that taught, "everything spiritual is good and everything in the natural is bad." Material possessions, wealth, sex, culture, etc. were thought to be nothing more than carnal expressions of our sinful, fleshly nature.

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