THE MIND-SET OF SUBMISSION
Prophecy given through Barbara A. Williams August 21, 1999

"To be sober," says the Lord, "To be sober in this hour is of great reward. To be sober," says the Spirit of God. "Be sober and think not of yourself more highly than you ought to think," says the Spirit. "Let this mind be in you which was always in My Servant, My Son," says the Spirit of God. "For those who serve Me are true sons," says the Spirit. "That's where the true sons are; in those that serve me," says the Spirit of God.

"But this mind was in Him at all times; that He humbled Himself and He made Himself conformable to a slave and a servant. Even though He knew He was royalty, even though He knew His position, even though He knew His status in Me, even though He knew His benefits, He put those things aside," says the Spirit of God, "that He might identify with fallen humanity," says the Spirit of God.

"And He made Himself conformable to My wishes, trusting in Me totally," says the Spirit of God. "For those who serve Me must trust Me," says the Lord, "or you will be no more than an 'eye-servant' ," says the Spirit of God. "You watch Me for My reaction to every little thing that you do, instead of serving Me with confidence and making it a lifestyle," says the Spirit of the Living God.

"Submitting means letting everything go; letting go of wrong ideas, letting go of critical ideas, letting go of carnal ideas and fault-finding ideas," says the Spirit of God. "For I do not minister in that kind of an atmosphere. I don't minister to that type of a mind," says the Spirit of God. "But trusting Me in all things and understanding the mind of love, understanding the mind of joy, understanding the mind of peace, understanding the mind-set of true humility," says the Spirit of God. "Understanding that," says the Lord, "understanding that, understanding that," says the Spirit of God, "and moving only in that, and waiting for the appropriate time when you would be exalted," says the Spirit of God. "For I cannot exalt you if you continue to exalt yourself, and exalt your ideas above the knowledge of Me," says the Spirit of God.

"But if you would truly humble yourself in all things," says the Lord, "then I have great reward for you, just as I had great reward for My Son because He submitted to everything that I asked Him to submit to. And I judged what He did. Oh, Yes! I judged everything that He did," says the Spirit of God. "I judged Him, and I found that He was faithful. I found that He had conformed to everything that I had asked, and I found that He was worthy to be given a name that is above every name. And so when you conform," says the Spirit of God, "when you submit, and you humble yourself to the rules of My Kingdom," says the Lord, "then I judge you faithful, and I judge you worthy to receive elevation, receive a greater dimension of Glory, receive more power, receive more of everything," says the Spirit of the Lord.

"For power does come through submission because you are submitting to power," says the Spirit of God. "You are submitting to power," says the Lord. "When you walk in your own way, you have the illusion of independence and you have the illusion of freedom, but you are really bound," says the Spirit of God. "You're really bound with a ball and chain of deception, and a ball and chain of the world's ways, and a ball and chain that makes you think that you can have it your way," says the Spirit of God. "But only My Way will prevail," says the Lord. "Only My Way will be successful, and only My Way has the power," says the Spirit of God.

"So understand that conforming means CONFORMING TO A POWER," says the Spirit of the Living God. "That as you submit to Me and as you do things My way, and as you let things go, and you submit to My word and you submit to the rules of My Kingdom," says the Spirit of God, "then in due season, (before you know it and before you're ready for it), you will be elevated to a higher and higher position," says the Spirit of God. "Where your words will have weight, and your words will have authority, and your words will have power, and your words can't be fought by the enemy, and your words can't make you think that you're not doing things right," says the Spirit of God. "Where you walk in that dunamis power; you will walk in that authority and you will walk in that anointing," says the Lord, "where demons do tremble," says the Spirit of God. "Where they do back down at your word," says the Spirit of God.

"So understand the ways of My kingdom," says the Lord. "The ways of My kingdom come through submission and trusting me," says the Spirit. "Bow down low without looking up to see what I am saying," says the Lord. "Bow down low without glancing up and thinking, 'What am I thinking? What's gonna happen? What is He judging Me on?' But have total confidence in Me," says the Spirit. "Have total confidence in Me," says the Lord. "And when I raise you up and when I lift you up, I will empower you to do that which you never thought possible," says the Lord. "The things that you struggle with now," says the Spirit, "will be easy things," says the Lord. "But let this thing go, and humble yourself to me, and submit to me, and be everything that I'm requiring you to be in this hour," says the Spirit of the Living God.