Plainly the Lord says, "This is the day of a new beginning in your life personally as well as in the Church. It is a day when you must cast off the old and put on the new. New wine cannot be held in old wineskins." I hear the Lord say, "It is a day when you must draw near unto Me, as I will draw near unto you. Come into My most Holy place. Rend your heart and not your garments before Me, exposing every wrong motive, intent and purpose there. My love will smash those things into dust, and I will place within you a new heart---a heart of flesh where I will write My laws upon your heart. I will plant My Word deep in your heart. I will plant My love deep within your heart.
Think it not strange or wearisome that you're facing fiery trials at this time. I Am the refiner and you are going through My fining fire. Gold is not pure except it first be tried in the fire to see if it is pure. If you will yield to My hand, you will come through these fiery trails as precious transparent gold. You will wear new garments of righteousness, purity and holiness. You will glisten with the fresh breath of My anointing as though it were dew upon your skin. But you must yield your will to My good and perfect will for you because I want to lift you higher with Me than you've ever been before.
Don't be afraid to come near Me as the Israelite children were in the desert. I love you with a consuming love that will encompass anything you can think or imagine. Come and let me wrap My love around you this day. Come and let My peace rest your mind. This is a new day for My people and I say unto you, RISE UP and begin taking your place in the calling I've called you unto. I'm coming soon for a Church without spot, wrinkle or blemish---today is the day to prepare yourself to meet your Bridegroom. Put on the whole armor of God, for your enemy is going about seeking whom he may devour. His fury has intensified against My people but be not afraid--fight, fight, fight instead. My glory is intensifying in the earth upon My people.
Take up the sword of the Spirit,and wear the breastplate of My righteouness, shining forth My holiness and carrying high the shield of faith where-with you WILL quench every angry, fiery dart of the enemy. Girt your loins with My unfailing truth and wear the helmet of salvation, purchased by My blood, at all times to be the guard over your mind. Plug up any holes, mend any torn fences in your lives that would leave an opening for the enemy to slip through and ambush you. Be on point-guard at all times, going in the power of My Spirit, walking in faith, and in My love. Again, I say unto you, My people, ARISE and awaken yourselves out of slumber, for the hourglass is almost empty.
This is no time to sleep. I'm calling all of those who are sleeping giants in My Kingdom to AWAKE and get on your posts. There are many Rip Van Winkles in your midst, men and women that I have afore times placed a call of My Spirit upon their spirit. This is the day and hour when they will begin to stir themselves awake and become the gaints in My Kingdom that I've called them to be. Arise My people and march forward in unity of My Spirit to defeat the enemy. March with boldness under the banner of My love, knowing that I, Your Captain of Hosts, is marching right along beside you. I'll never leave you nor forsake You, even to the ends of the age.