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Prophetic Words For Today's Discerning Christian

The Holy Spirit or Ichabod
(To Embrace or Reject the Spirit of God)

This is what the Sovereign Lord says,

“It is written: ‘You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers; you always resist the Holy Spirit!’ (Acts 7:51). Yes indeed says the Lord, there is nothing new under the sun. Many of My people have quaint little sayings [devoid of personal experiences], none of which have little or nothing to do with My plans or purposes. For example, “You may have the Holy Spirit, but does He have you?” This may impress some, but more to the point, and shout it from your pulpits, if the truth be made known, few indeed I say, yes few indeed, truly know the Holy Spirit as a Person, and even fewer are led by Him.

“It has become fashionable once again to quote, 'You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.' The truth is this: there are many places where people meet in My name, but My Holy Spirit is not welcome there and yet We are One. They claim to be My disciples and claim I am in their midst. ‘Ichabod’ I say, ‘Ichabod!’ [1 Samuel 4:20-22]. My glory departed long ago with My Spirit and with His power. You are to be pitied above all others for you are self-deceived and self-deluded. You claim to be sons of a supernatural God and at the very same time divorce yourselves from all that is supernatural. Those who are ashamed of Me take note, for I shall be ashamed of you, so repent and turn away from your wicked ways.

“Wake up I say, wake up! You teach your children of My supernatural dealings with mankind as recorded in the Scriptures and then deny them by your actions in your generation. And to those who are self elected and believe they are called to test and approve My every move, and whom I choose to move through, I say beware. Who made you judge and jury, for you are about to forfeit the grace that could be yours. Ask yourself, who helped you utter these things? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?

“And what of your seminaries and Bible Colleges, am I welcome there? They claim to teach the Way, the Truth and the Life, but many still avoid or deny My Holy Spirit His rightful place, yet He is the Spirit of Truth. He is the very One that will guide you into all truth. He is the One that brings glory to Me, and He is the One that takes from what is Mine and makes it known to you.

“Be prepared I say, be prepared for I am releasing the ones who are truly Mine, and truly one with My Spirit. Those who abide in Me, friends who know My business and have laid down their lives for Me. When you hear of them or see them, rejoice and be glad.

“Take note I say, take note, He will not enter where He is not welcome, and if He is not welcomed into My house it ceases to be My house, no matter what you say or do. Take note I say, take note, if you refuse to embrace Him, there are others in prisons and other places of darkness that will, while you remain bound and imprisoned. What will you say? What excuses will you make? How will you explain to those around you that your God is doing the miraculous in the prisons, in the marketplace, in schools and colleges – all over the place, but not where you meet? What will you say to them? More to the point, what will you say to Me? Repent I say, repent while there is still time.”

Michael Backholer, Tuesday 4 January 2011 - www.ProphecyNow.co.uk