Forward Is The Only Option.

Forward Is The Only Option.

The Spirit of the Lord is stirring things up for those who are being prepared for the outpouring. You may not have been aware of what is coming.. Yet you are being awakened for such a time as this. Just when you thought there was no way you could possibly be included in what is coming, as if you could never qualify for such a work He is putting you in, suddenly you will be in the very midst of what the revelation has been showing you.
There is no timetable to compare it with. There is no book that can possibly describe to you the ways, the means, or the outcome of His mighty power that has been, and still is carrying you forward. Forward is the only option. Nothing else will work for you.
You are being given a new dimension in your walk with the Lord. He is enlarging your boundaries and expanding your coasts and expanding your ability by the Spirit of the Lord to comprehend your expanded territory. All the attacks you have experienced have been preparing you for the ability to focus on the Word That Is Sent, the Hidden Manna that you were previously unaware of but has been available in what seemed before this time to be, “just outside of your reach.”
But now your are becoming aware of what He has been showing you about “Revelation shall be your portion.”
“You have had little strength, yet you have kept My Word, and have not denied My Name”
The fact that you held on in spite of all the distractions that have presented themselves, this has opened up for you the Grace to see more. Fear not little flock; it is the Father’s good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom.”
For the Lord, your God is your shield and He is your exceedingly great reward. He is the assurance of things hoped for. He truly is the evidence of things not seen, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy..
Amen.

Thomas Downes

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His Banner Over You.

His Banner Over You.

If you are expecting a revival, when will you start? If you were expecting a baby, like, any time now, the baby will be delivered because you and the baby are ready. The Spirit of the Lord is always ready to hear your voice. Do you think you have to make yourself “good enough” for Him to answer you? The Blood of Jesus has always been ready to cleanse you and make you whole again.
The Word That Is Sent to your believing heart is quick and powerful. It effectively transforms you by the renewing of your mind so that you will know what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Is it the will of God to renew your mind? Is it the will of God for you to hear His Voice? Is it the will of God for Him to walk with you? “Call upon Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you know not.”
Ask and it will be given; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened unto you…
The Lord will show you that He knows you and loves you.. The Lord will show you that you belong to Him. And, the Lord will show you that He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it.
“I am my Beloved’s and He is mine; His banner over me is Love.”.

Thomas Downes.

What Rhema Is All About.

What Rhema Is All About.

God does not give to us a spirit of fear but the Spirit of Power, of Love, and of a Sound Mind. When you tell yourself the truth by memorizing the Word of God about these issues, committing the Word to your own believing heart, the love of Christ will overtake your anxiety and fears. Perfect love casts out fear, for fear has torment. He who fears has not been made perfect in love. Some of us may even be shocked to find that it (memorizing the Word of God) actually works
It is the Spirit of the Lord Who causes the Word to come alive for the issues that concern you. This is what Rhema is all about: the: transformation, the renewing of your mind so that your life will prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. .

Thomas Downes

“You Have Kept My Word.”

“You Have Kept My Word.”

There will always be the time when The Lord wants to speak to you. Especially when you have thoughts of His Voice. “You have a little strength, yet you have kept My Word and have not denied My Name.” It’s obvious to all of us that when we feel overcome or overwhelmed and tired, we think our guard is down so low that almost anything could overwhelm us.
But that’s mot always true, is it?
The Word of the Lord is revelation especially to the tired and weary. For “they that wait upon the Lord will RENEW their strength. They shall mount up with wings as the eagle. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
There is nothing to hard for God, even when you are tired,, right?
When you are tired, He still knocks on the door of your heart. But it’s not the kind of knocking like someone being obnoxious.and overbearing.. It’s a knock the assures your peace. It is a knock that assures you of Grace. It is a knock that you come to realize is a waking that brings healing in your expectation of His Voice and His Presence. It is the Comforter’s way of helping you glide forward, in transition into holy relations with Him. “My sheep know My Voice, and I am known by My sheep.
He will always want to be your exceedingly great reward.
“You will keep in perfect peace those who minds are staid on You because they trust in You.” (Isaiah 25:3).

Thomas Downes

The Response Factor.

The Response Factor.

God is working in you both to will and to do according to His good pleasure. It is His good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom of God. He has called you by name with His own Voice so that you will really recognize His Voice.
He keeps calling you because He wants to be your exceedingly great reward.
Every calling has a response factor.
The more quickly you respond the greater the impact the calling will have upon your life. This also holds true for the impact it will have on those who are affected by your obedience.
When you respond quickly, the adversary has much less time to thwart your obedience. That is why your adversary tries to keep you from hearing the Voice of the Lord in the first place.
Therefore I beseech you brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is your worship. And be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you can prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2).
There is nothing too hard for the Lord.
The Lord give you great success as you obey His Voice.
Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.

Thomas Downes.

The Lord Is Always Mindful Of You.

The Lord Is Always Mindful Of You.

Is there ever a day when the Lord doesn’t see you? Is there ever a day when He doesn’t notice how you are treated? Is there ever a time when He doesn’t notice how you are used for another’s purpose and then cast aside and left behind?
When the Lord uses you for His purpose He does not leave you behind, He keeps calling you so that He will be your exceedingly great reward.
The more you see His magnificent Presence manifest in the life you are given, more of the hidden manna promised in the Book of Revelation will pour out for you.
It becomes the product of continuous use where the more you respond to Him, the greater the purpose becomes. When your boundaries expand, so does your comprehension grow in realizing His Presence .
I have seen how the Presence of the Lord is like an Angel is standing behind me who is at least eight feet tall, and he is ready at any time to confirm with power and authority every Word He gives me to speak. I am confident of this very thing, that He Who has begun this work in me will complete it until the Day of Jesus Christ. For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.
Is anything too hard for God to do in your life? Has there ever been a time where He was incapable of seeing your heart? For the eyes of the Lord are roaming to and fro throughout the whole earth, seeking those whose hearts are steadfast towards Him, to show Himself strong in your behalf.
His eyes never look away from those who know Him. His eyes never look away from those who cry out to Him. His ears are never shut to the repentant heart. His Mind never closes out the endless possibilities of those who take a step of obedience toward Him.
It is time for you to believe that the Lord is always mindful of you.
Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.

Thomas Downes.. .

How Will You Know? Revelation Will Be Your Portion.

How Will You Know? Revelation Will Be Your Portion.

Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you, and then listen. What are you hearing in your spirit? If it has no love, then it is not Him. It it has anger toward someone, it is not Him. If it has self condemnation, it is not Him. If it has fear, it is not Him. If it has torment, it is not Him. If it has a sense of destruction, it is not Him. If it contains any lie, it is not Him
What, then will you really hear from the Lord?
Jesus said; “Everything that the Father has is Mine; and the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He will take from what is Mine and show it unto you.
Since what Jesus said is true, then what does He really say?
Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will bring to our remembrance everything that Jesus has said to you.
What could that really mean?
Every word that you have read in the scriptures are the result of the Spirit of Prophecy.
They testify of the coming Messiah;
They testify of His hanging on the Cross (Isaiah 53, Psalm 2).
They testify of Him being speared on the Cross.
They testify of His resurrection.
Therefor the Spirit of Prophecy is the testimony of Jesus Christ..
Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will testify of Him.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory, the Glory of the only begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth….(John 1.).
Everything that the Lord speaks to you then has to be the truth.
There would be no lie, there would be no anger, there would be no condemnation, there would be no fear, there would be no torment, there would be no sense of destruction.
For where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.
Everything that the Spirit of the Lord says to you will reveal the Heart of the Father, for Jesus said to the apostle Philip: “Have I been so long with you Phillip,and you still don’t know Me? If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.”
You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
For God does not give you the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.
For the eyes of the Lord roam to an fro throughout the whole earth seeking those whose hearts are steadfast toward Him to show Himself strong in their behalf.
The Voice of the Lord is powerful; The Voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
This is what you will really hear from Him: the truth of the hidden manna, His power in the Word He speaks, and the Majesty of what He is saying.
Revelation will be your portion..

Thomas Downes