2005: THE YEAR OF THE HIGHER PLACE
TESTING YOUR LOVE

Prophecy given through Barbara Williams, January 8, 2005

“A call to come up higher,” says the Lord. “This is a call to come up higher. It is a call to a higher dimension in Me, a higher purpose, a higher power, a higher empowerment in your life,” says the Lord. “It is a time where I will empower in a higher way those who meet My test,” says the Lord. “And there will come a testing to your life,” says the Spirit of God. “There will come a testing so that you can know who you trust,” says the Lord.

“For the test is always the same: ‘Do you love Me? Do you trust Me?’” says the Spirit of God. “Do you love Me, and do you trust Me?” says the Lord. “For I have given unto you all things. And surely, things will be tested. Your love for things will be sorely tested,” says the Spirit of God. “Your love for the things of this world will be tested,” says the Lord. “Your love for the things that don’t pertain to eternity will be tested,” says the Lord. “And, Oh, you say you love Me in your heart, and, Oh, you say you’ll do anything for Me, and, Oh, you say all these things,” says the Lord. “But you will be tested, and it will be proven,” says the Spirit of God.

“And those of you who’ll cry out during the test, I will hear you, and I will provide whatever it is that you need… This is a time of great crying out to Me, this is a time of great consecration to Me, of seclusion unto My purpose,” says the Spirit of God. “This is not a time for your own ideas. This is not a time for clinging to that which gives you comfort,” says the Lord. “This is not a time for clinging to anything except the inner strength, and the inner resolve to hold on,” says the Spirit. “those people that survived that great flood of water survived because they held on,” says the Spirit. “For when the floods of adversity came against them, they found something that they could anchor themselves to, and the survivors hung on, and they lived to give the testimony of the greatness of their God. 

“And so think not that these tests have come as just a quiz… and if you flunk this one, there is another one coming… for this is no quiz; this is THE TEST … this is the fire… this is the refining fire… this is the crucible of your life,” says the Spirit of God. “And this is the test to test your resolve to see if you will let go of that which you hold dear and cling to Me. This is the test of your resolve to see if you will cling to that which you hold dear, or if you will cling to Me,” says the Lord. “This is the test of your resolve,” says the Spirit of God, “to see whether you will cling to that which YOU hold dear, or if you will cling to ME,” says the Spirit of the Lord. “Even if it means letting some things go. Even if it means letting go of Isaac, the promised seed that you dearly love, but I am causing you to kill it, and let it die,” says the Spirit of God. (“But you know that I will raise it up again. You know that it will return to you. You know I am faithful, and you know that I am good,” says the Spirit of God.)

“And understand that these things must need be, because many of you are standing at the breakthrough point of receiving everything that I’ve promised you… but you’ve got to do it in My fashion. For I am fashioning something in you that will cause you to hold on to that which I give you. IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN MY KINGDOM JUST TO ACQUIRE, BUT YOU MUST HOLD ON TO IT!” says the Spirit of God. “So I am putting inner strength in you that you might HOLD ON! That you might HOLD ON to that which I give you! That you might HOLD ON to that which you’ve prayed for… that you might HOLD ON to that which has been promised you,” says the Lord. “That lifeline…that thing that I’ve promised you in your heart… that thing that would please you most,” says the Spirit of God. “You must be strengthened in your inner man so that when I give it to you, you can hold on to it, and you can recognize it as something that is good for your life,” says the Spirit of God.

“So I have much to do in my Bride this year. I have much to do within you. The inner workings of My Spirit will be known. The inner workings of My Spirit will be shown, and those of you who come forth as gold, everyone will know that you held on,” says the Spirit, “for you will have a testimony and you will have the revelation, and you will possess that which I have promised you… the deeper things… the things that are dear to your heart… the things that are even unspoken… the things that you don’t even know about that I have for you can be given and will be given for those who pass My test. They will be given to those who pass My test. They will be given to those who pass My test. It is a test of endurance, it is a test of love, it is a test of faithfulness, and it is a test of commitment to Me,” says the Spirit of the Living God.

{song}
“I’m gonna test your love; I’m gonna test your love for Me
I’m gonna test your love; I’m gonna test your love for Me
I’m gonna test your love for Me

Do ya love Me with all of your heart? 
Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya?
Do ya love Me? Do ya love Me with all of your heart?
Do ya? Do ya? Do ya love Me?
Do ya love Me with all of your heart?

I’m gonna test your love; I’m gonna test your love for Me
I’m gonna test your love; I’m gonna test your love for Me

Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya love Me
Like you say you do when you pray?
Do ya love Me everyday?
Do ya love Me? Do ya love Me?

Gonna test your love, your love for Me
Gonna test your love for Me
Gonna test, Gonna test your love for Me today

Everyday is a test of your love for Me
You know I love you, so don’t question Me
Just Go, and do what I say
I’m testing your love in a mighty way
Go and do! Do what I say
For I’m testing your love in a mighty 
Everyday is a test. Do ya love Me?
Do ya love Me? Do ya love Me with all of your heart
Like you say you do? Do ya love Me?

And you get a chance to prove what you say
It’s a test. It’s a test. Obey Me in everything 
and you pass the test of your love
And My love for you will grow as you pass it
Everyday you get strong in My love,
You get strong in My power, I’ll be with you every hour

Testing you, testing you 
Do ya love Me like you say you do?
Testing you, testing you
Do ya love Me like you say?
It’s a test of your love for Me everyday
It’s a test. It’s a test. It’s a test of your love.

Do ya love Me? Do ya love Me?
Do ya love Me like you say you do?
Do ya love Me?


The Lord wants to say this to you, that, “don’t think that this is something that’s for some people, and don’t take it lightly,” says the Lord. “The worst thing that you can do with My word is take it lightly,” says the Spirit of God. 
“For from the least to the greatest of you, I will have My way and I will put you to the test whether you love Me or not. I will challenge you with greater things to endure in the Spirit, and I will stretch your Spirit, and I will cause you to be greater than what you are so that I can bless your life with the gifts that I have that you might bless humanity with. I intend to bless this earth with the knowledge of Me. I intend to do it and I intend to accomplish everything that is in My heart to do with My people on this earth. 

“And I expect My church to come up higher. I expect My bride to come and worship at My feet that I may adorn her and give her gifts, and those gifts can come down and bless the earth. 

“So rejoice in that I’ve chosen you,” says the Spirit of God. “Rejoice in that more is coming to you,” says the Lord. “Rejoice in that maturity is coming to you in a great, great way. Rejoice and be exceeding glad that I am meeting your every need and going even beyond that. For the great year of promise is upon you,” says the Lord. “The year that promises will be fulfilled. The year that you will be required to conform and to attain and to come into obedience that you might be in line to receive that promotion and receive that elevation to come up higher in Me and do more for Me,” says the Spirit of the Living God. 

Exhortation from Rev. Williams:
You know, I just feel like the Lord wants to impress on you just stay ready. Stay ready. Don’t get bored and don’t get slack and don’t get routine about things because He can move very quickly upon us sometimes. He’ll just do it. He’ll do it. So if we can stay ready and alert to the doings of God, always expect big things when we come together in our meetings, expect big things because God will show up and do big things... You may go for a while with just a trickle or the same kind of routine meetings we’ve had for a while, (somebody gets healed, the pain leaves the backs better or something like that), but then God will want to break out. So don’t box Him in. But stay ready to expect Him to do more than He’s ever done before. Because I really believe it’s upon us. It’s upon us now in an outpour.