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"More Teamwork Prophecies!"--Part Two of a Two-Part Series        FSM 214 (FN 323) DO
Copyrighted April 1992, by Family Services, Zurich, Switzerland.

       Prophecies for the North American Field & Teamwork       1
       Prophecies for the European Field & Teamwork       9
       Prophecies for the Pacific Field & Teamwork       12
       Definitions 16

Words marked with an * asterisk are defined on page 16.


        (Fam:) Can you not hear the singing? Can you not hear the music playing? For it is no longer, `Bye, Bye Miss America,' but My minstrels are returning & the blessings of the doves are flying into the country that I am again going to bless with the music of the Words of David! But ye must pipe unto them so that they will follow, & ye must sing unto them so that they will dance. Ye must greet them again with the love of the minstrels who once departed her coasts to go into all the World.
        For it is a heathen country, a lost country of dying children, dying children of David, dying of the sins of a lost & degenerate nation.--A nation that has yielded to every sin & unclean spirit & foul bird of the Enemy. But where iniquity doth abound, grace doth much more abound. So sing unto them & pipe unto them & be not afraid, for your music shall fly like a flock of doves across the land, & it shall be heard of My children! For My sheep hear My voice, & they follow Me, & I am calling them, & I am crying for them, & I am weeping for them! Sing unto them! Sing unto them & do not stop your singing, for the joy of singing has returned unto a barren land!"

        (Fam:) Ye are My good Shepherds who I have raised up, who I have anointed for this great & mighty task which I have set before you, My good Shepherds who I have chosen to rally the troops in this wide land. For yea, the troops are in great need of encouragement & tenderness. They desire for you to cleanse their wounds & strengthen their weary bodies & weary souls & weary minds. For they do desire to work for Me, but they need thy direction. They need thy tender touch. For they are My children, they do have willing hearts, but they need your help to strengthen their faith & broaden their vision & encourage their initiative for the battle that I have set before you.
        For, yea, it is a great battle! It is a mighty harvest! It is a great work, greater than ye have ever seen there before, for I have many, many children there who long for the Words of David, who are lost & starving & desperate! They wander the streets in darkness. It is a harvest that ye may not see unless ye go out & seek & search for that which is lost. Go to the cities!
Go to the universities, for I have children there of all nations. I have brought them there for this very purpose, that ye might reach & win them to My Family. For there ye shall find many, many labour leaders who speak the language of My Family & of My David, those whom I have prepared, those who are waiting to respond to the Key of David. If ye will but call, they will come, but ye must rally the troops to this, My purpose. Ye must encourage their vision & encourage their faith through your sample & your love & your own seeking of those who are lost. As ye set the sample, they shall follow.
       For it is a good thing that ye have purged the ranks of those who are half-hearted & those who are compromised, those who are entangled with the affairs of this life, those who are weak, yea, too weak to go into such a raging battle. For now with a Gideon's band, ye shall have SUCCESS, & ye shall have VICTORY, if ye will but look unto Me & unto My Words & follow ever so closely, leaning not to the arm of the flesh, but following Me & looking to Me for the anointing & the guidance & the strength & the love that I shall give unto you, if ye will but yet call unto Me.
       Call & I will answer you, & I will show you great & mighty things that you have not seen before! Yea, & this dark land, it shall be reaped! I say, it shall be reaped. There shall be a GREAT reaping! For ye are called into the Kingdom for such a time as this. Do not be timid, but reach out & take hold of My anointing, & I shall work through you, & it shall glorify Me. If ye lift up My Name, I shall draw all men unto Me."

       (Fam:) Arise & shine, for thy light is come, & the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee! For behold, darkness hath covered this land, & gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall rise upon thee, & His glory shall be seen upon thee, & the Gentiles shall come to thy light, & kings to the brightness of thy rising! Lift up thy eyes round about & see all they that gather themselves together. They come to thee. Thy sons shall come from afar, & thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see & flow together & thy heart shall fear & be enlarged, because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee. The forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee."

        (Fam:) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek! He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives & the opening of the prison to them that are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, & the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. But ye shall be named the priests of the Lord: Men shall call you the ministers of our God. Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, & in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. Therefore in your land they shall possess double, everlasting joy shall be unto them." (Isa.61:1-3,6,7)

       (Fam:) I got the verses, (reads:) Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. There are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; & to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one & the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, & hath many members, & all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptised into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; & have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many." (1Cor.12:4-14.)

       (Fam:) I had a beautiful vision of Grandmother. She was so happy & remembering the days of praying for the hippies of Huntington Beach & the vision & the burden that she had for the children of America, that she just embraced the Teamwork with all her heart & was so thankful that we were answering this cry of the souls in the U.S.!

       (Gary:) Look well to your herds & take stock of your sheep! Say not, `These are weak & diseased,' for that is your job as Shepherds, to tend to these that are in pain & sorrow. For they have found good pasture & they have been strengthened, but ye must learn to herd them well. Ye must lead them into green pastures by the still waters; ye must strengthen them. Yea, they abide in the shadow of death, & ye must prepare a table for them in the presence of our enemies.
       Consider yourselves & consider those that won YOU to Me. Were they strong, or were they weak? When they reached out to you in your time of need, what did it matter? For yea, I the Lord thy God am He that won you to Me! It was MY Spirit that reached out to you by the hand of these. Yea, whether they be strong or whether they be weak, it is I who am strong, & it is I who shall be strong in them. Ye must only challenge them to do My Will. For if I choose to raise up stones as children of David, what is that to thee?--Go thou & follow Me! Think not in your heart, `Where are these that shall go forth with me?' Look around you & ye shall see them. For I shall raise them up, I shall bring them to life again. I shall raise those up in the Valley of Decision. Yea, I can bring dead men's bones to life if I so choose!
       I the Lord will do a new thing in this land! It shall no longer be called the forsaken one, but I shall bring forth more children than the children of your flesh, & ye have had many. I shall bring forth many spiritual children unto Me, which will suck of My breast, & there shall be nursing fathers in the land. Only be ye faithful to do what ye can, & ye must be Shepherds. Go forth & search out My sheep!"

       (Fam:) When these bedraggled knights, these tattered bands of David who have fled to this country--some in despair, some in discouragement, those who are weak, those who have even forgotten how to lift up the sword--when they see you, their commanders, rise up with the spirit of My anointing, when they see your armour glimmering in the sunshine of My Love, when they see your swords glistening with the power of My anointing, then shall they come out of their holes & their dens, & out of their fear & their despair & their discouragement, & they shall follow you with such valour & such courage & such might as is not matched in all the Earth, & they shall put the armies of the enemies to flight! For verily they shall chase thousands & ten thousands! For the victory is Mine, saith the Lord. Go forth, therefore, in the power of My might & the strength of My Spirit, & I shall indeed perform a work in this land that hath not entered into the hearts nor the imaginations of any! For I shall do a new thing that men may fear Me & know that I the Lord have done it!"

       (Fam:) I will smite the scorner & devour the oppressor!"

       (Fam:) Know ye not, remember ye not that it was the Words of My David that won these children to Me? Fear not to give them the Words of your Father, for they are pure Words & they are what they need to bring them to Me. Therefore fear not to give them the Words of David!"

       (Fam:) (Sings:) Multitudes are coming together, as the waters cover the seas! Multitudes no man can number, come look & see! Hear the Words of your Father David as he sings them unto you. Hear the words of your children crying, come look & see.
       (Tongues) For yea, the piper hath not departed, he hath returned as I have spoken, & I shall sing unto them & I shall tune their hearts unto the Key of David, if ye will go forth. Yea, I will require of you, I may require very much of you, but ye must give unto those that I put before you. Fear not, be not afraid, but follow My Spirit whithersoever I lead you.
       For these that I have called are My Don Quixotes! These are the ones that I have called to do crazy things of faith, for they shall lead & guide & go places where no man hath ever gone before, & they shall bring many multitudes of children unto Me, if they will but be willing to go & do that which I ask of them.--If ye will be willing to go & lay down your pride & look unto the fields that are white & open & ready for harvest!
        Yea, even as My David once in days of old did perform feats of wonder before their eyes, things which they have seen no other man do! He regarded not his own self nor his person, nor his reputation, but he went forth unto those that were lost & seeking & hungry & needy! He went forth & he did the things which I spoke unto him. He questioned Me not, & therefore I blessed him & I anointed him; & if it were not for his faith & the things which I have spoken unto him & his performance of them, many of these here would not be here today.
       Therefore fail not those children that I set before you! Look not upon yourselves, but look unto Me, for I may call upon you to go into fields that ye have not been in before. I may call you unto things that ye must do that are contrary to the ways of Man. But I will be with you & I will strengthen you & I will lead & guide you as ye step forth in faith to do the things which I call upon you to do!
       Turn your eyes towards the multitudes in front of you, for they seek unto you! Yea, multitudes shall run unto you! As the multitudes of the sand of the sea by the sea shore, so shall those be that cry unto you & clamour for My Words, for the Words of David, if ye will go unto them. My strong ones, My labourers, My crazy ones, My Don Quixotes, I shall lead & guide you in that day."

        (Fam:) I had a vision from the movie Florence Nightingale" where she walked through the halls of the hospital each night & looked at each injured person, carrying a lamp. As the months & years passed, she became known as the lady of the lamp," & I got the comparison that these Shepherds would be bearing the light & that that's how they should go about their work.--With individual love & concern for each person & looking to the needs of each person & kneeling by their beds & holding their hands. I could see her hands reaching into the pail of water & wringing the rags & cleansing their wounds & praying for them & reading them the Word. It was by hands-on" work. It wasn't through administration or eloquent sermons or human wisdom or greatness, but it was just that constant & regular daily care that made her such a famous woman & such a sample to all. That was the thing that she was most famous for--that loving concern for the individual.

       (Gary:) I had a vision of some different sheep. Usually you envision a flock of sheep all being the same, but some of these sheep had black legs, some had white legs, some had black heads, some had white heads, they were a real mismatch of different breeds. Some of them looked scrawny, some looked diseased, it wasn't the kind of flock that you'd want. Then I saw another vision where they had all lambed together, & each one had a number of lambs, a really large amount. The lambs that they bore were all one breed & they were all strong & healthy. There was not only a great increase in number, but also in the quality of the sheep. There was no comparison between these wobbly old sheep & the beautiful young babies, which were so strong & healthy.

       (Fam:) I had a picture of these Shepherds coming into a big hall, like a mother church.--Like the picture of St. Francis & his followers coming before the Pope in Brother Sun," & there were Scribes & Pharisees & church leaders & financiers & all those kind of people standing around staring at them in scorn & even fear, waiting to trample them & stop them. But they were coming before the church in that there was someone there that understood their simplicity in Jesus, & that it was very important that they kept this same simplicity that Francis did in his presentation.--Just to present the Words, & the people would at least understand & recognise their simplicity in Christ.

       (Fam:) I got this passage from Ezekiel 37: (Reads:) The hand of the Lord was upon me, & carried me out in the Spirit of the Lord, & set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, & caused me to pass by them round about: &, behold, there were very many in the open valley; &, lo, they were very dry. And He said unto me, `Son of man, can these bones live?' And I answered, `O Lord God, Thou knowest.' Again He said unto me, `Prophesy upon these bones, & say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, & ye shall live: And I will lay sinews* upon you, & will bring up flesh upon you, & cover you with skin, & put breath in you, & ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.'
       So I prophesied as I was commanded: & as I prophesied, there was a noise, & behold a shaking, & the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews & the flesh came up upon them, & the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said He unto me, `Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, & say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, & breathe upon these slain, that they may live.' So I prophesied as He commanded me, & the breath came into them, & they lived, & stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army." (Ezk.37:1-10.)
       That's the Chapter that also talks about My servant David," that he shall be a king over them. (v.24)

       (Fam:) I got the line from that song, You Say You Love My Jesus?", but I got it a little differently: Seek not your own while lost children roam & Jesus keeps on weeping."

       (Fam:) I got a quote on teamwork that says, As a diamond is made better through friction, so is a team perfected with trials."--Like there might be some rough edges to knock off, but that the Lord would perfect them like a diamond. Right afterwards Gary read the verse about hidden treasures of darkness."

       (Fam:) I got the story out of Change the World" where the land at first was fruitful & bountiful & beautiful, but then it was barren & dry. But through the efforts of a good Shepherd, the area came to fruition again, beautiful & fruitful! Also the verse in Jer.1:10 where the Lord's talking to Jeremiah about destroying & tearing down, but after that, then it's time to build & to plant.

       (Fam:) I had a vision of Pied Piper taking away the children. And I got that even though the parents tried to bind the Word out of their children's education, it has caused them to be hungrier for the Words of David, & now that they will hear the tune, they will be eager to follow.

       (Fam:) I got two verses from Revelation 3: To the Angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things sayeth He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the Key of David, He that openeth, & no man shutteth; & shutteth & no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, & no man can shut it: For thou hast a little strength, & hast kept My Word & hast not denied My Name."--Rev.3:7,8.
       I had a picture of one of us witnessing to somebody in Spanish in California or Miami or somewhere, somebody of some prominence. I think the meaning of it was that it was somewhat symbolic of the many different nations & peoples & countries that live in the U.S. & just what an amazing potential harvest field that is.

        (Peter:) When Gary was first praying about the darkness, I saw a picture of the Crystal Pillar, & there were sticky globs of darkness on the outside which were shaped in the form of the U.S. Beams of light were going into the sticky darkness & pulling jewels out of the globs of the dark U.S.

        (Fam:) Now is the accepted time, now is the day of Salvation, now is the day of Pentecost. The voice of mourning shall be heard no more in thee!" I took it all to mean that the Lord had done a lot in preparation for this day, & that now the day of it all coming together had arrived, & the Lord was going to start to do great & mighty works & miracles!

        (Fam:) The Lord reminded me about the last time I was in Huntington Beach in 1975. I went back to see the Light Club, but it was a clothes boutique, & the name of it was Second Chance." I thought that was quite amazing, & I stopped & really prayed & asked the Lord to help give the youth a second chance & that we would have a second revival. It looks like the Lord really is doing it!

       (Fam:) I had a vision of all these out-of-date soldiers whose weapons were sort of broken, & sometimes all they had was a handle of a sword with a little part of the blade. But when they began putting the weapons on by faith, the outline of the missing part of the spear or the sword or whatever weapon it was, was filled in, so it supernaturally became whole & complete again, even though physically missing.

       (Fam:) I had a vision of a map of the U.S., & the Teamwork that we were praying for were all lined up across the Southern part of the map with their arms linked real tightly & were slowly moving Northward. As they were marching Northward, other people started joining them & linking arms with them one at a time & in rows behind them. First it was slowly, & then it was like a big swarm; & as they went further & further North on the map like a huge army, there were swarms of people behind them. I thought it was first of all the Family Members joining them as they went forth with the vision the Lord has given, but then others were getting saved & joining the army & becoming soldiers along with them.

        (Fam:) I just got a picture of the old ML, The Children's Dream" (ML#582), that had the bands of young children singing & real victorious, although the land was a disaster all around them. Somehow they were supernaturally protected through all the things that had happened & were really inspired & singing!

       (Fam:) Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. Behold, I have many people in the city. I send thee unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

       (Fam:) The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest. Be not weary in well doing, for in due season ye shall reap if ye faint not. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin."

       (Fam:) Behold, ye shall be sent forth as sheep in the midst of wolves.--But I will be with thee, I will honour thee & uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. If ye go, bearing the precious seeds of David, ye shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing your sheaves with you. Fear not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee with My strength, for My strength is made perfect in thy weakness."

        (Fam:) Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you & ordained you, that ye should go & bring forth fruit, & that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you."

        (Fam:) Therefore, if they have no changes, they fear not God. When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He leadeth me beside the still waters. I will lead thee & guide thee with Mine eye; I will lead thee in the path which thou shalt go. Put thine hand into the hand of God, & He will be more unto thee than a known way. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart & lean not unto thine own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge Him, & He shall direct thy paths."

       (Fam:) Enlarge the borders of thy tent! Cast forth, cast forth, saith the Lord; cast thy net on the other side, & thou shalt bring forth the draught that thou wilt not be able to hold. Strengthen the feeble-minded; give drink unto him who is thirsty."

       (Fam:) I had a vision of a map of Europe in flames, like the fire of the Lord is really raging. Then on the other side of the World, in North America, it was just like flickering candles.--There was a flame there, but from the vision it seemed like it just needed to be fueled with more of the Lord's fire in order to burn up that area too!

       (Fam:) I got the verse, Strengthen thy brethren," & I had a vision of the cover of The Great Escape" where there were people fleeing, & a Shepherd was needed to help save the sheep. I had a strong impression of how for the North American Area, it's real troublous times. We're really living in the Endtime right now, & in a way they can see the signs of the times more easily. That Area seems to be real important for the Endtime, with the Family there needing to be well taken care of & led & directed & strengthened.

       (Fam:) I got the verse, These are they which have come out of great tribulation & washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb." I got it like the children of the Lord are fainting in the land. That kind of went along with what I got at the beginning, that I still have many people in this city." It really is hell for people in the U.S. right now & they are in great tribulation. They're without work, they're deluged with drugs, they're having a lot of problems--maybe more spiritual problems than other places & those who are seeking are more desperate. I felt that there still might be a great need & a great harvest there, & that it's really important that a good shepherding team be there.

       (Fam:) I was thinking about Nehemiah & the feeling that he must have had when he re-entered the land of Israel, where everything was kind of desolate & the walls were down--it probably didn't look like a great place to be.--Nevertheless, the Lord put the burden on his heart & gave him the help that he would need, & in spite of enemies & opposition, the walls were rebuilt. It seems like they're going into a situation where they're re-pioneering & strengthening & rebuilding the walls.

       (Fam:) I also got the verse, Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves." And Say not ye there are yet four months & then cometh harvest. Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes & look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest."--Mat.10:16; Jn.4:35.

       (Fam:) I was getting parts of a verse that says, Cast up, cast up the highway," but I didn't know the whole verse. So I looked it up & it's in Isaiah 62:10--actually, the whole Chapter is quite good. It says, Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people." The whole thing is about how God's not going to forsake Jerusalem. And Isa.62:4 says, Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, & thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, & thy land shall be married." (Hephzibah means delight.")

       (Fam:) The U.S. is our original Jerusalem! In the early days we'd quote Acts 1:8, And ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, & in all Judaea, & in Samaria, & unto the uttermost parts of the Earth." We started in America--our Jerusalem--because that's where our church was born, & then we were persecuted & driven out. But now it's like what you just said about Nehemiah coming to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.--And like what you just got about Jerusalem will no more be termed Desolate & Forsaken." Because you usually hear more about & from the Family in other parts of the World. So maybe the Lord really wants to restore & rebuild the Family in the U.S.!

       (Fam:) I had a little impression, kind of like a vision, where I saw America somewhat like a fallen backslidden Christian who once knew the Lord & His Word & ways, but had deliberately gone astray & turned away & backslid & was now sick & staggering around & deteriorating like someone on Skid Row. Yet as bad off as everything was & as backslidden as everyone was, her Christian foundation was still there, although hidden, & still somehow determining & influencing the final outcome.--Although you couldn't see how it could or how anything good could possibly come out of this hopeless mess!
       It seemed like America had been totally destroyed bit by bit by problems until there was nothing left at all but this trace of her foundation in God.--Like God had to grind her down to destitution & despair to begin to see it & turn to Him again. I guess it was a little like God is still married to her, as bad as she is. It was like the rest of the World never really got the same degree of Christian evangelising that America got. She was even founded as a Christian nation, & somehow this foundation still plays a part & makes America different.
       Dad said some place that at the end of the World, America will still be standing alone against the AC, & that she'll get burned & blown up for it. Yet in spite of all this, I really felt that it was important that some of our people still be there to strengthen those who do come out of this great tribulation. There are probably going to be a lot of disoriented System Christians floating around when their churches are shut down, when the prophecies about America have come to pass. It really would be good if a good, strong, united contingent of our Family were there to help them.

       (Fam:) I had a dream that seemed to me to go along with the prophecies of the minstrels returning to North America. In the first part of the dream I was looking around in this old city with a guide, kind of like I was on a tour. I didn't know at first who my guide was, as I was always following along behind & I couldn't get a clear look at his face. He was an old man & we moved along slowly, but at a steady pace. I don't remember much of where we were going or what he was saying, but I had the definite impression it was in the U.S.
       Then the dream became very vivid. We got off the main streets of big buildings, big old hotels etc., & we came to a back entrance to an average-looking building. Next we were going up an old wooden ladder. He specifically had me stay one rung behind him to catch him if he slipped or got too tired, but he didn't at all! He did quite well. We went up two floors & when he came to a stop, he was leaning waist-high into a very contemporary music shop. A few of the young salesmen were surprised that he came up through this old back route (kind of like a fire escape), but they just kept working.
       It was at this point I could see my guide's face, & it was Dad! From his position on the ladder he began to work on this old dusty intercom system or something like that, it actually had old-type TV tubes & funny buttons that went up & down with magnets or solenoids. It had loose wires sticking out, & he just slowly & calmly connected them back together as if he knew exactly where they went. I was still braced on the ladder looking up at him with my head about floor level in the shop.
       Then he looked down at me as if he were finished or ready for something & said, Now watch this!" He had a big beautiful smile on his face. He pushed three or four of the magnetic buttons in & then, whammo!--The most beautiful music I had ever heard just filled the whole building. Everyone in the shop stopped & was absolutely in awe! The music wasn't just audio, but it could actually flow physically through things. There was no distortion & painful loudness, but the music was moving all sorts of things. I remember looking directly above my head, & this beautiful purple & gold sales banner that was draped from the wall was rolling with waves up & down it. It was beautiful, magical & almost inexplicable!
       The sales clerks were very impressed, but also seemed awkwardly embarrassed, as they prided themselves in having all the latest in digital, audio & laser equipment. This old man with his antiquated tubes & switches just totally blew them away, ha! It was thrilling!
       We then began talking a bit with people, & Dad asked, Where is So-&-so, anyway?" I felt he was asking for the former owner. Someone said, Oh, him? He passed away years ago, but here's his son," nodding towards this young man between 18 & 20 years old. Dad smiled so sweetly at him & the boy gave a sheepy smile back. It was so, so beautiful! The music was so moving that I was crying through my dream & woke up with tears streaming down my face! (Not a regular occurrence for me.) It was Dad that had the key to the music that would reach the people! It was the most beautiful thing they had ever felt or heard. The music got us in & then Dad started witnessing to the next generation.

The North American Leadership's Interpretation & Application of the Prophecies Given for Them & Their Area:
       A major theme that went through the prayers & prophecies was about having a personal care & love for the sheep & the Family, to encourage the brethren who have been so discouraged, that that was a real key. Several times the prayers mentioned that the Lord formed this team. It was a real miracle how it was formed & it was not what was expected.
       There are two main things the Lord said He wants us to do: To strengthen the brethren & prepare for the harvest the Lord is going to give. It was in that order. We are to give the personal touch & hands-on care & cleanse & strengthen & encourage the brethren, & they will go forth & help reap the great harvest. The word great" or big" or mighty" harvest was used at least seven times. It mentioned many times about the Words of David & ministering them to the flocks & giving them out to the sheep. Music was mentioned many times, & it seemed to go along with giving the Lord's Words to the people.
       The Lord promised that He would bring the brethren to life again. Like the vision of the valley of bones, the Lord said he would revive them, & not to say they are weak or diseased. They are the Lord's soldiers & we need to be faithful & challenge them, & the Lord will do the rest. There is a great need to encourage them. The Lord said the field would no longer be called forsaken but Hephzibah, that He would revive it.
       He seemed to emphasise the importance of team effort & an absence of personalities or individuals. He has given all the gifts needed & He will forge us into a reaping tool & knock off the rough edges. We need to be willing to do crazy things, to lay down our pride & be Don Quixotes!--To be samples of love & humility & lift up Jesus. He said there's a harvest we wouldn't see unless we went out to seek it & that it was something that is all by faith.
       He spoke highly of the troops, that they would fight valiantly, although bedraggled & wounded. We need to encourage & teach them how to fight. The Lord spoke about the motley flock of different shapes & colours, but that their offspring would be plenteous. This may be spiritual fruit or our flesh children. He mentioned there would be many labour leaders, & we should go to the universities & seek those foreign labour leaders who already speak English.
       He encouraged us to stay simple, & that would be a key in our witness. He said there is a great hunger among the youth who have been denied the Word. The Lord said He will supply our needs. And there seemed to be a thread about the Endtime Warning Message going through there.


       (Gary:) I had a vision of a vehicle or a car of some type. It didn't seem the car itself was as important as the TIRES. There were four tires. At first the ride seemed a little lumpy or bumpy, & it was important that all the tires had the same amount of air in them; that seemed to make it go really smooth. This vehicle was driving in all sorts of terrain, there were warmer areas & colder areas. Again it seemed like the key was keeping the pressure in the tires equal. Sometimes more air was needed, sometimes some air was taken out, but there had to be a pressure gauge or something that determined that they were all about the same.
       Then later I noticed that some of the tires were getting more worn than others, the ones that had the most push or drive. But it seemed like the vehicle stopped & the tires were rotated so there was an even wear & tear & an even carrying of the load so none of them got tired. Maybe that means that some will have more drive in certain fields or certain aspects of the Work than others, & there will be a rotational sharing of the load on an equal basis.

       (Fam:) Ye are compassed about with a great cloud of witnesses!--And not only a cloud of witnesses, but if ye could see who stands beside you, whom I have called to anoint you & help you & lead you in the great work that is set before you. For they are mighty men, mighty men of valour, & they will win the battle. If ye could see, then you would never doubt for a moment that ye will WIN the battle that I send you into, & ye will have the victory over any force that comes before you, for ye indeed are compassed round about! They are here, & they are stronger than all the forces of the Enemy! They have been sent to help you. Look not to SEE that ye may BELIEVE, but BELIEVE that ye may SEE with the eyes of faith all that the Lord has set before you & all that the Lord will do for you, & all that the Lord has given unto you to help you."

       (Gary:) I just saw Martin Luther standing by our European Teamwork, & then I looked over & there was Savonarola & different Christian reformers from Europe. I saw this famous bridge in Czechoslovakia where there are statues that pay tribute to all these great reformers of Europe. They were sort of dead & lifeless in STATUE form, but all these guys were walking around & kind of kidding each other about the likeness of their statue & how it was so dead, when THEY were so alive & doing things & moving! I guess a lot of those particular ones are active on our behalf in what is now Eastern Europe.

       (Fam:) If God be with you, who can be against you? For little is much if God is with you. For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there have I promised to be in the midst of them. For there I will be, & I will hold their right hand. So fear not, for I am with you! I will help you, I will strengthen you & I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness. For I have chosen you, I have chosen the weak things & the foolish things of this Earth to confound the wise & the mighty. Go in the power of My Spirit & win the nations, for it is given unto you to call unto Me, & I will show you great & mighty things that ye know not of. For I have given you the heathen for your inheritance & the uttermost parts of the World for your possession. For there will be a still small voice behind you saying, `This is the way, walk ye in it!' So fear not, little ones, for ye have already overcome them. For greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the World."

       (Fam:) If this Work were of Man, it would have come to nought long ago. If this Work were not of Me, it would have crumbled. But because it is of God, because it is of Me, I have opened a door which no man can close. Because of your prayers & the prayers of your father David, I have opened a mighty door.
       Ye indeed have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of Me & not of yourselves. Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, `Why hast Thou made me thus?' Shall the clay say to the Potter, `Why hast Thou made me small & marred & broken?' Indeed I have formed you this way that ye might glorify Me in all things, & the great work which I will perform through you shall glorify Me, & thereby shall ye bear much fruit. Thereby shall ye win many children unto Me, for there are yet many children of David in these Eastern lands, & I will use you, the least of these My brethren, & ye shall be as mighty weapons in My hand, as great tools, as a great harvesting machine!
       Say not ye, there are yet four months & then cometh harvest. Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes & look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest! For NOW is the day of harvest! The time of harvest has indeed come, & ye who are small & ye who are despised & ye who are foolish are the very ones that I shall raise up to reap this mighty harvest!"

       (Gary:) He that goeth forth & weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves with him. Ye shall be brought before My presence with joy & thanksgiving for the wonderful words & wonderful works that have been wrought in your lands!"

       (Fam:) But now hath God set the members, every one of them in the body as it hath pleased Him. But God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked; that there should be no schism* in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ & members, in particular."

       (Fam:) I have called you into the Kingdom for such a time as this. Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, & ordained you, that ye should go & bring forth fruit, & that your fruit should remain, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My Name, I will give it you. For the battle is not yours, but Mine, saith the Lord. Stand back & watch Me fight!"

       (Fam:) As ye weep, these are My tears for My children. As ye cry, these are My prayers for My lost children, & this is My hour for My children in this Area to which I send you. Weep as I weep, & cry as I cry. Cry out for My children & call them unto you & call them unto the folds of David."

       (Fam:) And God shall give you the spirit of wisdom & revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened by His Word."

       (Fam:) I saw a vision of rolling wheat fields in the south of Russia, representing the harvest there.--A beautiful picture of the great harvest.

       (Fam:) I got the verse, Say not ye, there are yet four months, & then cometh harvest. Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes & look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest!"--John 4:35. (Someone else got the same verse.)

       (Fam:) I got the first stanza of Onward Christian Soldiers": Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war! With the cross of Jesus, going on before! Christ the Royal Master, leads against the foe. Forward into battle, see His banner go!"

       (Fam:) I got the verses, Fear not, for it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you," & Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, & all these things shall be added unto you."--Mat.10:26, 20; 6:33.

       (Peter:) I had a picture of warriors dressed like Norsemen with huge muscles, with skins & helmets & huge swords. They were saying, Look who's fighting on your side!" They were big & strong. You wouldn't want to tangle with these guys!

       (Fam:) I was reminded of the Bible verses in the BEST book about David's Mighty Men, & how it says some had faces like lions & could run faster than chariots, & they could throw a spear that could split a hair. There were so many amazing things that David's Mighty Men could do physically. (See 1Chron.11:11, 22, 23; 12:1-8; & BEST Book pg.400.)

The European Leadership's Interpretation & Application of the Prophecies Given for Them & Their Area:

       We felt that the prayers that both Gary & Peter prayed were very significant. Much of the prayers set the stage for the prophecies that came afterwards. In the prayers, it seemed like the Lord was indicating this was a new stage in the work in Europe & a new gear or turning point.--Not only because of the change in the Teamwork, but something new was going to be happening. It was important to work together in harmony & be synchronised so nothing is lost in the transition. This is a crucial time & we need to work together so we don't miss a step or miss a beat in the Lord's plan.
       It came out quite a few times in the prayer about not fearing or worrying, in particular because of one member no longer being on the team, because of all the Lord used him to do. The remaining Teamwork needn't worry because the Lord was going to continue the Work & actually do new things & take it into a new stage. It seemed from the prayer that the Lord was also indicating it was going to be quite a big open door, that the door would open wider & stay open. This was the hour when something was going to happen. A large part of the prophecies & promises were directed to the Work & what He was going to do.
       The first seemed to be about our Teamwork, but the rest could apply to us or the Work as a whole, especially the EE side of the Work & the nationals & the little ones the Lord is using there.
       He likened our Teamwork to a car & said the important thing was that the pressure in all the tires is equal, which we took to mean we needed to be strongly united & equally sharing the load. The Lord also said we needed to care for one another in the Teamwork & watch out that none of the pressure gets too low or none lower than others. It mentioned a pressure gauge, which we felt meant we should have open communication so it will be evident if any tires need readjusting or balancing. He said we would rejoice & suffer with one another & share equally the credit & blame. The rest seemed it could apply to us or the whole Work.
       The prophecies were a tremendous encouragement, telling us not to fear but to have faith, & the Lord would fight for us & go before us. We should never doubt for a moment all He is going to accomplish.
       He showed a vision of the spirit helpers He is giving us, who we felt were also for those on the frontlines, especially in Eastern Europe. It's significant too that some of them were from Scandinavia, as they are beginning to reach into Northern Russia through the Baltics. It seems like the Lord is giving them spirit helpers too to get the job done. He said they were sent to help us & that we should believe, so that we could see. He said He would give us the spirit of wisdom, revelation & knowledge of Him through these spirit helpers.
       He said we were weak & foolish, but little is much if God is in it. He chose us to accomplish His purpose. In the same prophecy it was specific about those reaping the harvest in Eastern Europe. He will cause them to win the nations & be a great harvesting machine. The tools think little of themselves, but the Lord is using them as a great machine.
       The Lord used the word despised," too. We thought that could be referring to the Polish brethren, as Poland has such a poor reputation in the World, but the Lord is going to raise them up. Because we think so little of ourselves, if we call on Him, He will do the miracles.
       He spoke specifically about Eastern Europe & said we should weep & cry for the poor & needy there. We need to have a broken heart for them & the big harvest there. We need to continue to inspire the Western Family to keep the vision for the harvest there. The Lord said the time of the harvest is now, & seemed to re-emphasise that that is still the main push.


       (Some of these prophecies were specifically directed to Josiah & others to Mary, both of whom were attending the meeting. Others were for the field in general.)
       (Fam:) These have been touched by the feelings of the infirmities of those whom they love, those whom they oversee & those whom they shepherd. For I have given them a heart of Love, a heart of mercy to be tenderhearted & pitiful. I have given them the gift of Love, & he that dwelleth in Love, dwelleth in God & God in them."

       (Fam:) These are My beloved children who have sought Me with their whole hearts, & I will bestow upon them My Spirit & My power as they lean upon Me. They are My children, My beloved children, who do love Me & love their flock. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. And these, My beloved, have laid down their lives for Mine."

       (Fam:) Give & it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together & running over shall men give unto your bosoms. For with what measure ye mete, it shall be meted also unto you. The Lord your God hath seen your sacrifice & the purity of your hearts & how ye have poured forth & given freely. Therefore, ye shall NOT LACK & your fields shall NOT SUFFER, for I, the Lord your God shall raise up & renew & replace. As ye have poured forth to other fields, so will I pour forth upon you.
       Those that were weak in times past, I shall give them new strength for this new day. I, the Lord your God, the good Farmer, bring forth My fruit in My season, & all these shall have their season, & they shall be fruitful, for all children of David are fruitful. I shall ordain their times & seasons & ye will rejoice to see the fruit of your labours, that it hath not been in vain, but as ye have sown abroad, so will ye reap.
       Yea, I have given thee a gift of faith which is most precious in My sight. Therefore cling close to Me & heed not the voices of those that would ensnare you in the ways of this World. Look always to Me for My answers, & I shall guide you & show you My ways, which are higher than your ways, & it shall be more unto you than a light & better than a known way. For there shall be yet much fruit to be borne & many souls to be reached. Therefore stay close to Me, & I will give you the desires of your hearts, & ye shall have great joy in your labours!"

       (Fam:) To whom much hath been given, much shall be required, & unto these to whom I have given much, the fruits of their labours have been spread abroad! Yea, the whole World has witnessed the fruits of their labours & has profited & benefitted from their labours. Their labours are the product of My Love & My instruction, My guidance & My leading, & you must remember that it was ME & My WORDS that led you & guided you through the wilderness, through the temptations, & have caused you to bear fruit & caused you to train & to guide & to lead My little ones.
       I have given thee as a leader & as a commander of the people! I have bestowed upon thee the gifts needed for thy calling, & thou hast used them wisely, & thou hast yielded thy members unto Me. I have used thee to instruct others & to lead others & to guide others, & thou hast been a leader & a commander unto My people. Yea, but thou art also a Shepherd, & I have given thee a Shepherd's heart, & thou hast not failed to shepherd those that I have put before thee. Therefore I have blessed thee, & I will continue to bless thee.
       But I fear lest by any means as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, that thou may lay aside the simplicity of the Gospel. Therefore, strive for that simplicity & that truth which I have set before thee. For in simplicity & in truth thou shalt lead thy flocks. With the Truth of My Word thou shalt inspire them, & thou shalt guide them through the wilderness.
       Yea, though temptations shall surround thee & them, thou shalt lead them straight through if thou wilt but yield thy members unto Me, & if thou wilt stay close to Me & hold fast the Words of David which I have given unto thee. For I have much for thee to do. I have many tasks & many victories for thee to win, & thou must go forth into battle for Me. Thou must stay close by My side as I have spoken to others. For there are many things to come in the days ahead. Have I not said that there shall be a voice behind thee saying unto thee, `This is the way, walk ye in it'? For yea, there are many voices speaking unto thee, but thou must tune in to My Voice. Thou must hear the call of My Spirit, & thou must spend time alone with Me to become familiar with My Voice, to know My Voice & to hearken unto My Voice above all others.
       For the gifts & calling of God are without repentance, & I shall not repent of the gifts that I have given unto thee. But as thou dost lay these gifts upon the altar, knowing that they are of ME & not of THEE, then thou shalt be permitted to continue to use them for the benefit of My children & for those that I wish to inspire & guide & lead through the gifts & callings that I have given unto thee. Therefore, go forth unto the battle with My grace & My wisdom & My anointing & My leading. If thou wilt stay small in thine OWN eyes, thou shall be great in MY eyes, & thou shalt reap the fruits of thy labours. CONTINUE YE IN MY WORD, for My Word is Truth, & ye shall know the Truth & the Truth shall make thee & thy followers & My flock free!"

       (Gary:) Hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord thy God. Listen to the Words that I have put in thy care. Incline thine ear unto Me, & thou shalt live. Yea, thy soul shall prosper if thou wilt but look upon Me. For many gifts have been bestowed upon thee. Nevertheless, thou must look unto ME & not unto the gifts. For the gifts of God are without repentance, but is it not I Who have given thee these? Thou must incline thine ear & listen diligently, for I have much to say unto thee. In the multitude of gifts, forget not faith, hope & charity, the greatest of these. Love shall cover a multitude of sins."

       (Fam:) I have given thee a multitude of gifts, & each one turning in whatsoever way it will hath borne much fruit. But of all the gifts I have given thee, the greatest of these is the LOVE which I have placed ever so carefully in thy heart, that golden seed of the Love of God, the Love of David. This is that which shall cause thee to prosper & to grow & to pour forth to many the love which I have given to thee. Now abideth faith, hope, Love, but the GREATEST of these is LOVE."

       (Fam:) But the greatest of these is Love. I have blessed thee with the precious tender mercies of My Holy Spirit."

       (Fam:) I have heard thy prayers & seen thy tears & have healed thee & delivered thee. Now, therefore glorify God in thy body & in thy spirit, which are Mine. I will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Me. Keep thy mind ever on Me, thy thoughts upward with heavenly visions, looking unto Me, the author & finisher of your faith."

       (Fam:) Just as I grew up as a tender plant out of hard ground, so My national children there are precious unto Me. Do nurture them & care for them, for they are precious to Me, & I have great plans for their use. They are My leaders for the future. Do care for & nurture them, for I love them with an everlasting love."

       (Fam:) For thou art called Mary, blessed among women. Even as the mother of My Own Son was tender & beloved in My eyes & bore Me a Son & cared for Him as her own, thou hast been called Mary also, & I have given within thee a mother's heart. Yea, thou art one Mary among many Marys, & though thou art precious unto Me, I have created many Marys throughout My Family. Thou art a good sample of My Love & of My motherhood that I have bestowed within thee. I am pleased with thy laying down thine own life for My little ones. I will pray for thee that thy ministry continue & that thy love continue & that thy pouring out of thy soul continue. Yea, I will strengthen thee & uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.
       Though thou art frail & weak in many ways, I shall give unto thee the spirit of My David & thou shalt be strong in the Spirit that I shall put within thee, because thou hast the Love of David, & thou hast loved My little ones, & I know that thine heart is right with Me, & thou wilt continue to love My little ones. For thou must hearken unto Me, for thou art frail & weak of flesh. Therefore, thou must cling desperately unto Me & My Words for the strength that thou needest. I have called thee Mary, & I say again thou art My Mary, but there are other Marys & many Marys, & thou art one amongst many, but thou art precious & beloved unto Me, as they are also."

       (Fam:) I don't usually get pictures, but I had this funny little picture from the movie Cocoon" where the aliens actually put on human flesh, & when they unzipped it, the flesh fell to the floor. It was like a body, & the body was kind of stitched together with all sorts of gifts & this anointing & that anointing. It was actually like a suit, & this little bitty guy about an inch tall came walking up & climbed up a ladder & got into this huge giant suit with all these things, zipped it up, & it was you! The idea was that while the Lord has given a lot of gifts, there is just this little tiny guy in there that loves Jesus. Everything else is just the Lord!

       (Fam:) I got these first four verses from 2nd Samuel 23:1-4: These be the last words of David. David, the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob & the sweet psalmist of Israel said, The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, & His Word was in my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain."

       (Fam:) I got a little picture of a heart on top & then cogwheels that were intertwined. There were a whole bunch of them, some bigger, some smaller, but they all were running pretty smoothly all together. Each one of those cogwheels was attached to the heart above. Once in awhile one of those little attachments like a cable would kind of snap, & it messed the whole thing up. The important thing was that everything was always attached to that heart.

       (Fam:) When I got the little prophecy about the national children, it was like there were so many forces fighting against them, more than other places, the darkness of the East, & I realised how much we need to really pray for them because they have to come up out of a HARD GROUND, whereas some other fields aren't so hard. We really need to keep those nationals in our prayers.
       And when you were praying at the beginning about how there are so many things going on there & there is the temptation to lean to the arm of the flesh, I got a picture of all these spokes of light from Heaven on each different ministry. The Teamwork was in this control room, & the control room represented prayer & looking up to the Lord, when you looked into the Spirit. You know how control rooms have those screens that you look at & see what's going on? When you looked in there, everything was like Dad explained in Space City," the moving of the spheres. It made everything down here that looked so high-tech really seem so nothing compared to HEAVEN & PRAYER & the SPIRITUAL GIFTS that the Lord has--that's REAL high-tech!

       (Fam:) I had a picture of an orange tree, like one of those miniature Japanese trees. It wasn't very big, but it was incredibly prolific & would produce big export-quality oranges. There was a cute Japanese farmer under the tree, & he was beaming & real happy with this tree. I guess he knew it was in good soil. There were some oranges on the tree that were real big & ready to be exported & there were baskets around the tree. There was fruit in all kinds of stages--big oranges & smaller ones & green ones & blossoms. The tree had all the different stages of fruitfulness. And the Japanese farmer was just real happy with this tree, & it was real fruitful. It was supernatural, just like Japan, I guess.

       (Fam:) I kept getting the words pitiful & tenderhearted." Then later I got the first two lines of the song, O Love that wilt not let me go, I turn my weary eyes to Thee."

       (Fam:) I got the parable of the talents.--That the Lord has given them so many talents, & if they are faithful with those, then the Lord will bless it.

       (Fam:) I got the verse, The joy of the Lord is your strength."--Neh.8:10b.

The Pacific Leadership's Interpretation & Application of the Prophecies Given for Them & Their Area:

       It's encouraging that the Lord is going to raise up the nationals. There were quite a few prophecies that were directly for us, the Teamwork, but they very much can be applied to the overall field also.
       The Lord has guaranteed that we would have more of His Spirit & power if we are sure to lean upon Him. He has also promised that we will not lack & that our fields will not suffer from the giving of personnel to other fields. He said that He would raise up more leaders to replace those that are gone, by strengthening those that were weak in times past. He said that we would rejoice to see the fruit of our labours. There was a vision of an ever-fruitful tree, & as some of the fruit would get harvested, others would bloom & grow & the tree keeps yielding fruit.
       In regards to what the Lord said about Mary having a mother's heart, He seemed to also indicate that there are a lot of other moms who are precious unto Him & who need the training. The Lord said that He would pray that her ministry continues so that others also may be strengthened.
       He also said that He had given us a gift of faith, but that we should heed not the voices that would ensnare us in the ways of this World--meaning all that is so carnal & fleshly, especially in the lush lands of Japan. He said that His ways are higher than the ways of the World & our own ways, & that if we follow Him, He will continue to lead us & make us even more fruitful than in times past. Then there was a warning about not deviating from the simplicity of the Gospel, & aside from applying this to our personal sample, it seems to also apply to the Video Ministry because He said, In simplicity and in truth thou shalt lead My flock." There were also some specific guidelines about holding fast the Words of David.
       The Lord spoke about the need to become more familiar with His Voice & the call of His Spirit, by spending more time alone with Him.
       He said that He would require more of us because a lot has been given to us. However, we should remember that it is His Love & His instruction, His guidance & His leading that has made our training & sharing possible.--That it was Him & His Words that led us through temptations & that has caused us to bear fruit. So I think the Lord wants us to remember not to take the credit for anything that has been done in our Area.
       He also said that there are a lot of gifts in our Area, & we took it to mean that there are still a lot of gifted people there that we have to shepherd. He said that we are leaders & commanders, but more importantly we should be Shepherds over these sensitive instruments. Also, that we should stay small in our own eyes & go into battle with His grace, His wisdom, His anointing & His leading. We are not to look to the gifts, but to Him only. Then the vision of the cocoon suit seemed to indicate that we need to be tiny in our own eyes so that the Lord can use the suit full of gifts for His glory.
       There were also quite a few mentions about the gift of Love being more important than faith and hope. We took it to mean that rather than having great accomplishments of faith, that we & all the Home overseers should be more like Shepherds to the flock, caring for them individually. Also, that our love for others is important, but even more important is our love for the Lord, so that He can give us the strength and the leadings to show the way. Also, in the vision about the heart of Love and all the cog wheels attached to it, it seemed to indicate that all of our operating programs and activities should be led most importantly by love.
       Then there was a precious heartcry for the nationals, asking us to care for & nurture them so they can become the leaders of the future.

       sinews: physical strength or power
       schism: division because of disagreement

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