Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Forest of Apathy and the Chariots of Fire Experiences - 03-13-14

 (Regional Conference - Opening Message from Susan)
The Forest of Apathy and the Chariots of Fire Experiences
Notes and Podcast from 03-13-14
(Listen to #1 Podcast, and then #2 Podcast)
(You can follow along with the notes below during the 2nd podcast)

The Podcasts can be found at:

#1: Opening message from Patrick and the powerful prophecy from the Lord for the Body of Christ. Prepare to be challenged!

The link to this podcast is found at:

#2: The Vision message and the powerful prophetic activations and moving of the Spirit afterwards. The Chariots of Fire came in and many went up into the heavenlies in their chariots and read parts of their scrolls. They testified at the end of the activations. Enjoy!

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"The Vision of the Forest of Apathy" - 03-13-14

I saw a group of people walking through a dense forest area. Many of the trees in the forest were very tall, but because of their dense foliage very little light was shining down to the forest bottom below. The people were struggling to make progress through the thick forest because it was very congested and it made their progress slow. I heard a voice say, "that's not dense foliage that is blocking the light."

So I zoomed in on the trees, and I saw foreign looking things attached on the branches and trunks of the trees. These plant like things were growing so liberally that the trees themselves were being altered, and everything below the trees was affected by the reduced sunlight. I knew that the trees would not survive if the forest wasn't cleaned up, so I found one of the forest workers and told them about the condition of the forest. He looked at me in surprise, and waved his hands towards the trees. He said, "This forest has been here for generations. This has been a fruitful forest, and it will continue to be. I see no danger to the trees. We need the plants you are talking about to give the trees a covering from the cold, and to provide nourishment for the animals. There is plenty here for all. If we remove the foliage then the trees will be in shock and the animals will die. This is our way to preserve what we know."

The man walked away, laughing at me, as if I was the one who could not see. So I went to the group of people that I saw walking through the forest. I drew close to them and waved to the man who was leading them through the growth. He stopped when he saw me approach. He seemed surprised to see me, but was relieved for a moment to rest. The people were tired, and they all sat down where they could. I said to the man, "How long have you been walking through this forest?" He said, "All of our lives. This is the forest of our ancestors. We all walk the paths here, and this is the only way to the City. The path was made by our ancestors through the forest, and we have made this trip ever since."

I looked around for a path, but I did not see one. "I don't see the path you are following," I said. He smiled and said, "Of course you don't. You are not from here. We follow the plants that grow on the trees. They are our markers. Each plant has a specific area they grow in, and we know from their positions where we are on the path. We have always followed this course. Our ancestors taught us to follow the path this way." I said, "But what if the plants spread and intermingle, won't you get lost and wander off of the path?" He smiled, and said, "That has never happened. We trust the old ways, and we always get to the city." He then stood up and motioned for the travelers to also get up and they all started tiredly walking away from my position.

I knew that I had to find out what the growths were, and why they grew the way they did. So I went to a section of trees that had long stringy brown vines hanging from it's branches, and wrapped around it's trunks. I reached out and touched the brown vines and it moved as I did. The vine looked old, but it was alive. It did not seem to like my touching it, and it tightened it's grip on the tree. I wondered what kind of vine this was. "It is the fruit of Apathy," a deep voice said.

I turned around and a very tall man stood beside me. He was clothed in brown leather pants and a tan tunic, and had brown hair and green eyes. He was suntanned and very muscular. He was smiling at me, as I was examining him. He pointed back at the vine. I wondered, "how a vine could also be fruit. What is it the fruit of, and how can fruit wrap around the trees and smother them?" He laughed then, and said, "I have tended this forest for a long time. I am the Husbandman of the forest. I have been inspecting the forest, and have just completed my survey. My name is Jason, and I am here to tend it's growth. This vine represents the fruit of Apathy. This is the root of all decay. This is why the forest is so full of every wild thing, and nothing gets proper light. When Apathy begins to cover, then the life that is flowing within is diminished and the parasitic plants come. Apathy is the breeding ground for parasites, and every evil root will flourish within it."

"I have come to address this problem, for My survey is now complete. I know where every root is, and where every parasitic plant is attached, and I will now begin the process needed to see this forest become a healthy habitation again, for the animals and for men. You can help me in the process," he said. I looked at him surprised, and I said, "I don't know anything about forestry or husbandry. What can I do to help you?" He pointed upwards, to the tops of the trees. He said, "Go and climb that tree, and tell me what you see." I laughed. "Climb that tree? Yeah right, I can't climb that far up!" He said laughing at my nervousness, "Sure you can, use the vines, they are easy to climb up."

So, I walked over to the tree nearest to me, and sure enough, the vines were wrapped thickly around the tree in such a way that it was almost like climbing a ladder. I climbed up to the top of the tree, to where I could just poke my head above the leaves. I saw such an amazing sight, it was a glorious day, and the sun was shining so bright! I was thrilled to feel it's warmth on my face. Jason called up to me, "What do you see?" I said, "A bright sunny beautiful day!" He said, "Look again." So I turned and looked, and I saw a storm on the horizon. It was like a smoldering red cloud. It was moving fast, and soon I could see that it was full of wind and fire. I grew alarmed. I called down to Jason who was still below, and said, "A very bad storm is coming, it looks like wind and fire." He called up to me, "Yes it is, and it is right on time. Come down now."

I climbed back down, and he now had a brown leather bag in his hands. He also had another one in his other hand, which he handed to me. He said, "this is yours. Place it's strap around your shoulder. I want you to scatter these seeds wherever you can, and do it quickly." He then turned and walked off scattering his seeds, and I began to walk through the dense forest, tossing seeds where I could. I wondered, "how they would grow in this dense mess?" I don't know how long I scattered seeds, but I kept working because I knew the storm was coming. I reached in my bag for more seeds, and my bag was empty. I wondered what to do now.

Just then, I saw Jason further away from me, and I ran to where he was. He was just finishing his bag too. He looked at me, and said, "A job well done. Come, more important things are now going to be done." We walked till we came to a clearing. Jason said, "Come, we must cross the river to the other side." I looked, and there was a river flowing not far from the forest, and it had a narrower area right near where the clearing was. We quickly waded through it's shallow part to the other side and stood looking back at the forest.

The stormy clouds had come, and fiery wind was whipping through the trees, and was tearing at the vines and growths. Branches were falling ,and trees were burning with fire. I was appalled as I watched. I wondered if anything would be left. Jason watched, but said, "Everything that was surveyed will now be cleansed. I have come because it is the Season of Fire, and it has now been kindled. The path through the forest will now be cleared properly, so the people can see their way to the city." I said, "But the forest will be burned away, where will the path then be?" He said, "What did you sow for me?" I said, "Seeds." He said, "Yes. The Season of Fire comes so that the harvest can come. Without the purging of the forest and it's floor, you cannot see the way to the City, and you cannot bring the people through into more. It is time to give them all a clearer view. Every weed, every entangling vine, every thing that smothers, and that misdirects will now be burned. The people must be given direction to know which way to turn. So, the Season has begun, but you are standing in the Sun."

I looked at him, and realized that we were standing in the sun, by the river, and we were safe from the Storm. Jason put his hand on my shoulder and said, "You have been prepared for this purpose. Remember, you must walk in the Light, and you must do what is right, to maintain pure sight." I then realized that Jason was the Lord, and I grabbed his arm in delight. "Lord, why didn't you just tell me these things?" He said, "Some things are better taught."

"Many have allowed themselves to be cluttered with the world, and this has caused them to develop apathy in their hearts, and this is where all bondages start. Whenever you allow circumstances to cloud your heart then apathy starts. Apathy kills faith, and robs you of the joy that resides in your spirit. When this happens, your strength is diminished, and the roots of apathy spread till it affects your thinking, and your soul is embattled and entrenched with arguments, reasoning's, and fear. Everything will be exposed that blinds the mind and heart, and the roots and the fruits of what has grown will be burned, so that faith and vision can be grown again. This is why my people must be taken out of their souls, out of the captivity within their minds, and be forced to awaken in their spirits again. The spirit is where I dwell, and it is where true faith begins. I want my people to follow me from within."

"Many of my people resist Me in the seasons of changes I bring, so the greater fires will come. Faith restores Vision. Vision clears the way for you to walk in the right paths. What you sow in faith in the hard times, never perishes in the trials, but will reveal new life when I come to harvest them. You must cultivate the seeds of faith that I have given unto you, and keep love burning in your heart. Love not this world and be not entangled in the lures of it. You must also see the people as I do, and as you see what's truly lies within, you will help them navigate safely through. I have given sight to you.  All who have learned to walk with Me in their spirits, and who have overcome the enemy of their souls, will be found to be dwelling safely with Me on the other side. I am going to have a fruitful, fully engaged, spiritual bride. Come, let us now cross over and see what there is to see."

We waded through the river again to the other side, and soon we approached the forest area. It was all a black charred sight. Nothing was left untouched. Scarred trunks, burned branches, and clusters of ashy remains were seen everywhere. The heat was astounding as it rose up from the ground. Jesus then blew upon the burned out area and the smoke and the fiery ashes began to lift and be carried away in the breeze, and the sparks danced in the wind as the ashes blew away. The blackened ground looked wasted, and the Lord went over and reached down to put his hands into the soil. He smiled, and he said, "Now it is ready for fresh new growth. The seeds we planted will now germinate healthily, and will grow properly in the sunlight." He then handed me a tool box full of gardening tools. He said, "Come, let us quickly begin to tend the newly cleared ground, for the harvest that is coming is going to be profound."

- The experience ended.

The Forest: The souls and hearts of men. Leadership. The structure of religion/methods of men. The cares of the world.

The River: The Life of the Kingdom flowing within.


Matthew 3:10 And already the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 His winnowing fan (shovel, fork) is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out and clean His threshing floor and gather and store His wheat in His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with fire that cannot be put out.

Ephesians 4:17 So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds. 18 Their moral understanding is darkened and their reasoning is beclouded. [They are] alienated (estranged, self-banished) from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the ignorance (the want of knowledge and perception, the willful blindness) that is deep-seated in them, due to their hardness of heart [to the insensitiveness of their moral nature]. 19 In their spiritual apathy they have become callous and past feeling and reckless and have abandoned themselves [a prey] to unbridled sensuality, eager and greedy to indulge in every form of impurity [that their depraved desires may suggest and demand].

Ezekiel 15:1 AND THE word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, How is the wood of the grapevine [Israel] more than that of any tree, the vine branch which was among the trees of the forest? 3 Shall wood be taken from it to do any work? Or will men take a peg of it on which to hang any vessel? 4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire consumes both ends of it and the middle of it is charred. Is it suitable or profitable for any work? 5 Notice, even when it was whole, it was good for no work; how much less shall it be useful and profitable when the fire has devoured it and it is charred? 6 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Like the wood of the grapevine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give up the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 7 And I will set My face against them; they shall go out from one fire and another fire shall devour them, and you shall know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord, when I set My face against them. 8 And I will make the land desolate (laid waste and deserted) because they have acted faithlessly [through their idolatry], says the Lord.

The Fruits of God's Trees that surround and nurture our hearts and minds:

Enclose - enclose/fence in your heart and mind with good thoughts and the good things of God to establish vision.

Surround - fill your heart and mind with good things, let them overflow until it waters you thoroughly without.

Equip -  your heart and mind, and the bible teaches you how to do it. Ephesians 6:13-17

Furnish - your mind with the Truth, which suits the mind and empowers it to prosper.

Clothe - take care to clothe your mind and thoughts, because it has to do with the soul and your walk with the Lord.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires. 25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]

2 Peter 1:2 May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). 4 By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. 5 For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence), 6 And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety), 7 And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love. 8 For as these qualities are yours and increasingly abound in you, they will keep [you] from being idle or unfruitful unto the [full personal] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall. 11 Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.