THE KEY: STRIP OFF 'ME'
Prophecy given through Barbara A. Williams, March 10, 2001
"The key to the apostolic authority and apostolic ministry, the prophetic and the apostolic anointing to come into the earth," says the Lord, "the key for that is that you forget about yourself. You forget about you, and what you desire, and what you want, what's important to you, and you pick up My heart, and you pick up My desires. You pick up what's true, and what's real. Your true purpose in the earth is tied up in Me and the things that I have for you," says the Spirit of God. "Your true purpose will only be recognized in the loss of self. For many of the people that you see that are saying things that you know are not the key to the release of power in Me -- the main problem, really is the acknowledging of self in things that they do," says the Spirit of God. "Too much self-comfort, too much self-awareness, too much self-promotion," says the Spirit of God. "So the loss of self is an essential key to unlocking the power that has been stored up for the real, the true church, the living church," says the Spirit of God.
"So when you begin to lose sight of who you are, you begin to get lost in Me," says the Lord. "And that anointing will become stronger and stronger in you. An awareness of what you're really here for will come upon you. A desire to impact the world because you have real relationship in Me" says the Lord, "will come upon you and will be real and will be strong in you," says the Spirit of God.
"So the loss of self is the first key," says the Spirit of God. "The loss of self is really just to strip off what you're wearing, and get down to where you and I really dwell, and that is the inner-man," says the Spirit of God. "Just to strip that shell off, to strip that cloak off, to strip that essence off that keeps you at a distance from Me and from others around you, keeps you insecure and wondering 'when My time is going to be,' and 'when these things will happen for Me.' The happenings of things is not a matter of time," says the Spirit of God, "but a matter of place," says the Lord. "For many things are happening where I am all the time," says the Spirit of God. "And so you take time out from Me and you step over into your flesh again, and you can't see when it's going to happen, and you don't know why things won't go well for you," says the Spirit of God. "But man must step out of this outer shell that he so easily cloaks himself in, (and loses sight of Me), and strip that off-just zip it down like a jacket and step out of it, and get down to where you and I dwell together," says the Spirit of God. "And I will begin to show you things. I will begin to impart things to you. I will begin to show you how to win that neighbor... how to impact that neighborhood... how to win this one and how to win that one... how to get this one healed and how to help this one... and how to pray for the miracle that that one needs... and have the full gospel ministry that you so richly desire," says the Spirit of God. "But it requires a coming closer," says the Lord. "It requires losing of some self," says the Spirit of God.
"So each one of you: UNZIP YOURSELF. Zip yourself out of that old flesh garb. Zip yourself out of that old selfish thing - that old self-awareness thing. Zip yourself out of that thing that comes between you and Me. We need to be closer, you and I," says the Spirit of God. "There are many things that I need to show you, and I can't show you through the flesh," says the Spirit of God. "So unzip that! Come out of that! And allow Me to enter in and to show you and to fellowship with you. Don't tell Me what's wrong with you," says the Spirit of God. "There's nothing wrong with your spirit-man. It's he I want to communicate with, and it's he I want to talk to. So there's nothing wrong with your spirit-man; just put off the old and put on the new, and dwell with Me and commune with Me, and let that be your help and let that be your stay, and let that be your staff and let that be your rock," says the Spirit of God.
"Come and dwell within. Come and dine with Me! Come and sup with Me! I'm having a blast in here," says the Spirit of God! "And I have so many things that I want to show you, and I long to show. And I know your need, and I see where you are, but part of your need is for Me to show you things," says the Spirit of God. "That's a need too," says the Lord. "So allow Me to come in and allow Me to reside in there and fellowship with Me and spend time with Me and get to know Me and everything that I have for you.
"For the awareness of your spirit is what I want you to dwell on. Be aware of all that your Spirit is capable of. Be aware of all that your Spirit is called to do. Be aware of the strength that is in your Spirit," says the Spirit of God. "And I will take you away and I will show you many things, I will take you to many places," says the Spirit of God. "And the things of the Spirit will never be strange to you. They will be more real to you than the temporal things," says the Lord.
"So allow Me to come in. Allow Me to enter in. Allow Me to come into you in such a way that you and I become one; your thoughts are My thoughts, My ways are your ways-we share everything (and you are the richer for it)," says the Spirit of God.
"But that is the key: to strip off 'Me'. That is the key: to strip off 'Me'. 'Me, My & I: you go "bye-bye."' And you come and dwell with your King and with your Master and with your Ruler," says the Spirit of the Living God.