Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Ascending the Ladder and the Preparations to Come"

"Ascending the Ladder and the Preparations to Come Vision 5-8-12

I was lying upon my hotel bed when I saw myself in the Spirit climbing my familiar long white ladder into the heavenlies. As I waited at the top of the ladder, my fiery eagle came flying by and I got onto its back and he flew off with me riding upon him. We then began to fly upward into a swirling massive whirlwind, steadily climbing higher and higher, till we reached a heavenly summit. At the top was a platform and I saw that there were also many other platforms just like mine all across the heavenlies above the globe. Many other people had also climbed their ladders and had ridden upon their eagles to the top of the summit too. Their platforms were all in the heavens and each had their individual landing area designated for them to come and go from. I looked, and an angel was waiting for me to follow him. I walked over to him and we then went to an area where there were many others waiting. We were led to an open, circular, arena-like area. The seats were stacked in tiers much like our stadiums on earth would be and we all took a seat nearest to us. Our seats formed a circle around a platform below us. In the midst of the platform was a model of the earth that was spinning in the air above the platform. Off to the side of that was a large screen that was attended by an angel. Whatever was shown on the model of the earth would also be projected and amplified onto the screen so that all of us could see what was being shown on the globe. The attending angel was speaking and was pointing to various points on the globe. He then would transmit the info onto the screen and it would be seen by us who were sitting in the seats above.

-Then I was transported to another scene.

I saw an angel dressed partially in mail and also in silver plated armor, with a thin silver band upon his forehead and he had long blond hair to his shoulders. He had suntanned looking skin. He was very regal looking but also very resolute in his gaze. He was measuring me as I noticed him. He had a long handled spear-like instrument in one hand and his other hand was resting at his side. He seemed to be pleased to see me. I waited for him to speak. He finally spoke after a few minutes. He said, "I am a Preparation Angel, and my job is to prepare you and the Body of Christ for the things just ahead of you. There is much more that is about to break forth upon the earth and the majority of the People of God are not prepared for these things sufficiently enough. I am here to hasten your preparation."

As he spoke, my mind raced to think of what we have or haven't done yet. I saw that he stopped speaking when I was thinking these things and he sternly looked at me. I abruptly stopped and made myself focus more upon his words. He nodded and continued. "You are all experiencing breakthroughs in this season upon the earth, and this must increase. But you must also realize that when breakthrough and changes come, so also do the corresponding effects of those changes and breakthroughs. For every spiritual event or movement, there is a natural effect. For every natural event or movement, there is a spiritual effect. Many are being caught up in the freedom of their breakthroughs, which is a joyous time for them and it is to be rightly enjoyed; but too many are relaxing and are becoming lazy in their prayers and watchfulness, so much so that they are not alert to the nearing of the corresponding effects that are soon to be upon them. Some of these effects are good because every good thing produces good fruit. But this will also bring forth much upheaval from the enemy who is seeking retribution and retaliation because of your progress and achievements in the realm of the Spirit and in the earth. You are not to be alarmed at this knowledge I bring to you, but you are to be fore-armed for and with this knowledge. I have come to prepare you and to arm you for the battles ahead."

"You have been given the right to fight in the battle for the harvest and for the fields of the world. Many are being faithful as they labor and many have fought bravely as they have learned to stand their ground and to advance as they grow proficient in the use of their new weapons they have been learning to use. But there also has been a degree of self confidence that has set in within their hearts, and that has begun to undermine their dependence upon Christ in the battles, and so they have weakened without knowing it, and are in danger of falling to the temptations that are coming shortly. The enemy sees this and is setting up his ambushments. You must focus your faith upon Christ alone, and not in yourself or in your achievements or spiritual successes. It is right to rejoice as you gain ground, but you must never forget that it is by His Grace that you stand and it is by His Power that you prevail. Many are not attentive in their prayers and have not been building themselves up in prayer before the Lord. You must strengthen yourself in your inner man, and draw from Christ your daily portion and much needed wisdom. You are entering a time of testing for all nations, and you must build your endurance and patience upon Him to continue to advance."

"I am here to help His People to focus their faith upon Him and to remove all that hinders your endurance and continued progress. Much of this could have been done by them if they had prevailed and had not slacked off, but now you must have angelic intervention to be able to maintain your progress and to attain even greater advances. The enemy sees your determination to learn and to grasp the truths necessary to proceed, but you must remember it is more important to allow the Truth to be formed into you, than it is to grasp it with your minds first. If you will learn to become what He reveals to you, then the understanding will flow forth from that revelation inside of you. Too many are seeking to understand the deeper truths first, and are not receiving them into their beings sufficiently enough to be changed by them. So they fail to apprehend the necessary growth of the truths and are still lacking in their maturity. This is why many will stumble in the battles ahead. You cannot afford to try to reason your way through breakthroughs and victories in the battles. You must win them through the Truth that prevails within you, then you will automatically transform everything around you by those truths that live within you."

"It is for this very reason that the enemy will rise up and retaliate against the Lord's army, because of the great Light and Truth of His Presence that is beginning to shine forth from them as they advance in their prayers. The effects of His emerging Light is bringing changes to the earth and to the heavenlies. You have begun to see this in the rise of the severity of your natural weather events and in the various regional upheavals. This will only increase as the spiritual battle progresses. You must not focus upon the earthly changes and even the political changes, but you must press even more firmer in prayer and deepen in your faith in Christ! It is your spiritual advancements that have birthed the natural travails that have only just begun to go deeper in the earth. You will see much more occur as the effects of your prayers mirror the degree of the harvest that also unfolds. For the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, and so shall be the response of the earth and also the response of the enemy. As his dark forces are being driven back, the light and life is also increasing in those areas. While other areas that are not moving with God will see the effects of the withdrawing forces of the enemy as they go, and greater warfare will result. I must awaken the Body and help to prepare them for the coming counterattacks. You must also rise up and be watchful and be diligent to pray and to guard each other as you progress in the Lord each day. It is not a time to slacken and to let down your guards, but you must strengthen your lines and get even more of the Father's designs!"

"The Lord is calling many more of His People to now climb higher and to gain understanding in this hour. It is time for the saints to seek the deep things of God that have been reserved for your day, for in these truths, you will find your daily purposes and your guidance for the very issues that will rise up shortly before you in the earth. He has made provision for you, but you must seek for it and strive for it each day, and pursue His truth with all of your hearts. He will speak to you as you seek Him, and He will show each of you just what you must do in your area. You cannot copy the battle plans of another area, or do what others are doing in their respective regions, for your area and region is prepared just for you to reap it. Your battles will be uniquely yours and your enemies will be those that you have been purposed for, and have been anointed by the Lord to overcome. You cannot fight those that you are not assigned to fight. You must focus upon that which the Father assigns to you, and then you must be faithful and diligent to do all that He shows to you to do. Those of you who are leaders, you will come and go among each other in other regions to strengthen and to encourage one another at times. You will also be sent to fight among those that are weak or unprepared, when the Father deems it necessary. But you must always focus upon that which the Lord sets before you to do. You have been set upon the wall of your areas and you must all fulfill your calls."

"Prepare your minds for action, and set your hearts to seek Him even more. The Flooding of the Lord's Light has begun in the earth, and it will pour stronger out of you as you progress, and this will only increase as your prayers increase and as you obey His voice within you each day. Do not fail to watch and pray, for this is your strength and your wisdom for each day! Draw your strength from one another, and deepen in your love for one another, for this will keep you in the bonds of peace, and the Lord's Light among you all will ever increase! Watch for distractions to increase in your areas and give them no place, but drive them out from before you with haste! Give no attention those things that do not hasten your knowledge of Christ and of His Word. Your Joy and Strength comes from knowing Him and from Him being formed within you. The more He is formed within you, the more His Light will flow out of you. As He is lifted up and is seen through His People, then the Lord will draw men unto Himself. You are His Instruments in which He reaps the fields of the earth. You must not fail to bring forth the full measure and to reap through your prayers the Fathers greatest Treasure! You must prepare and prevail! This is the time to rise up and to set your sights on things above and to receive even more of His Love. For within His Love is all that you will need and out of the measure of His Love that you receive and daily apply, your cup will overflow and will never run dry! He alone can strengthen and satisfy! Get ready. Prepare to move greatly in prayer, for you have only begun to climb the heavenly stairs. You shall climb more, and go even higher each day. You come and go, and grow, and flow. The more you increase in your ascent, the more His strength and wisdom will never be spent! Remember these things, for I shall hasten your training as you obey this Spring. Summer will open with the changing of many tracks, and Fall will unleash new and greater attacks. You must not be among those who spiritually lack. By winter, My Church will be hitting the true center."

Ephesians 2:10For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

Colossians 1:10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Isaiah 57:14 And it shall be said, "Build up, build up, prepare the way,remove every obstruction from my people’s way."

Jeremiah 46:3 "Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle! 4 Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, polish your spears, put on your armor!

Jeremiah 51:11a Make clean and sharp the arrows, take up the shields or coats of armor [and cover your bodies with them]!

2 Chronicles 26:11 Moreover, Uzziah had an army of soldiers, fit for war, in divisions according to the numbers in the muster made by Jeiel the secretary and Maaseiah the officer, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king’s commanders. 12 The whole number of the heads of fathers’ houses of mighty men of valor was 2,600. 13 Under their command was an army of 307,500, who could make war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy. 14 And Uzziah prepared for all the army shields, spears, helmets, coats of mail, bows, and stones for slinging. 15 In Jerusalem he made engines, invented by skillful men, to be on the towers and the corners, to shoot arrows and great stones for slinging. And his fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong.

Nehemiah 4:1 Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. 2 And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, and burned ones at that?" 3 Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, "Yes, what they are building—if a fox goes up on it he will break down their stone wall!" 4 Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where they are captives. 5 Do not cover their guilt, and let not their sin be blotted out from your sight, for they have provoked you to anger in the presence of the builders. 6 So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. 7 But when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and that the breaches were beginning to be closed, they were very angry. 8 And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it. 9 And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night. 10 In Judah it was said, "The strength of those who bear the burdens is failing. There is too much rubble. By ourselves we will not be able to rebuild the wall." 11 And our enemies said, "They will not know or see till we come among them and kill them and stop the work." 12 At that time the Jews who lived near them came from all directions and said to us ten times, "You must return to us." 13 So in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in open places, I stationed the people by their clans, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. 14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, "Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes." 15 When our enemies heard that it was known to us and that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each to his work. 16 From that day on, half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. And the leaders stood behind the whole house of Judah, 17 who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other. 18 And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me. 19 And I said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, "The work is great and widely spread, and we are separated on the wall, far from one another. 20 In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us. 21 So we labored at the work, and half of them held the spears from the break of dawn until the stars came out. 22 I also said to the people at that time, "Let every man and his servant pass the night within Jerusalem, that they may be a guard for us by night and may labor by day." 23 So neither I nor my brothers nor my servants nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us took off our clothes; each kept his weapon at his right hand.

Job 4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands. 4 Your words have held firm him who was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.

Hebrews 12:1 THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 2Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.

12 So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees, 13 And cut through and make firm and plain and smooth, straight paths for your feet [yes, make them safe and upright and happy paths that go in the right direction], so that the lame and halting [limbs] may not be put out of joint, but rather may be cured. 14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord. 15 Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing).

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

-Susan O'Marra