CULTIVATING THE FRUIT OF LOVE IN GOD'S ARMY
Prophecy given through Barbara A. Williams, March 4, 2000

“Abide in My love,” says the Lord.  “Abide in My love,” says the Spirit of God.  “For the season is yet to come,” says the Spirit, “where I can trust all of My body,” says the Spirit of God.  “All of My body,” says the Lord.  “Because love is something that has escaped most of humanity in this hour,” says the Spirit.  “For the enemy has assaulted and assaulted and assaulted the earth with hatred and violence and malice and rebellion and witchcraft,” says the Spirit of God.  “And I need those who can walk in love.  I need those who can forgive because love never fails,” says the Spirit.  “Love is the power that overcomes,” says the Lord.  “For the faith must be there,” says the Spirit, “for that is the overcoming power.  But faith only works by love,” says the Lord.  “So love is the greatest,” says the Spirit. 

“For it is time for another fruit to be poured out on My people in the earth,” says the Lord.  “For I am the one who adorns the priesthood.  I am the one who fits the priest with his robe and the robe is adorned and finished off by a bell and a pomegranate and a bell and a pomegranate and a bell and a pomegranate,” says the Spirit of God.  “The pomegranate of course represents the fruit.  The bell represents the gift of the Holy Ghost.  The gift of prophecy, the gift of the discerning of spirits, the gift of the unction that functions within you to lead you and guide you into all truth,” says the Lord.  

“And so the gift must always be tempered with the fruit,” says the Spirit.  “For the fruit of Love must flow in My body,” says the Lord.  “The fruit of love that brings joy and brings laughter.  The fruit of love that brings great forgiveness.  The fruit of love that allows the person to go the extra mile,” says the Spirit.  “The fruit of love that causes one never to give up,” says the Spirit of God.  “For many times we look at those who can accomplish much in My body,” says the Spirit.  “We look at those of great accomplishment,” says the Lord.  “And we look at those people and we try to figure out,” says the Lord, “what it is that causes them to have this great success.  And at the end of everything,” says the Spirit of God, “it is their great love for Me, their great love for humanity, their ability to forgive, their ability to believe the best, their ability to continue to hold on when everybody else has given up and everybody else has said, ‘it will not work and it will fail’,” says the Spirit. 

“It is love that causes one to endure,” says the Spirit of God.  “It is love that causes one not to give up,” says the Spirit, “because love has the ability to tell the person that it is still possible.  Love has the ability to tell the person that they can still do it.  Love has the ability to tell the person that they can accomplish much in Me,” says the Spirit of God.  “And so when My body and My bride are seated with Me in heavenly places, it is because of their great love for Me and their great love for humanity that allows them to be seated next to Me,” says the Spirit of God.  “It is that quality in them that causes them to be elevated above the ways of the world and above the dictates of the flesh and above the dictates of the carnal mind,” says the Spirit of God.  “It is their great love,” says the Spirit, “that allows that person to ascend to the highest heights and know that they can ride upon the high places,” says the Spirit of God, “because love never fails—it has that ability to tell that person that they can do all things through Me who strengthens them because of their great love,” says the Spirit of God.

“So understand that that is the fruit that I am cultivating and I’m developing and I am pouring out in people,” says the Lord, “where people will not esteem themselves more highly than the next person.  People will not be concerned about what they will eat or what they will drink or what they will wear.  People will live way above the level of where the heathen live,” says the Spirit of God.  “They will do it because of the fruit of love that is so strong in them,” says the Lord.  “The fruit of love that will go to someone that was offended many many years ago and beg their forgiveness,” says the Spirit of God, “and release that person out of a personal prison because My body will know the power of the fruit of love,” says the Spirit of God.

“So understand that this is a fruit that is so large that it can’t be gotten around.  It is so wide it can’t be gotten around.  It is so high it cannot be leaped over, and it goes to such depths that can’t be uprooted,” says the Spirit of God.  “This is what makes one steadfast in My kingdom,” says the Lord.  “This is what makes one endure and one live in the power and in the anointing and in the unction,” says the Spirit.  “This is the quality that allows the unction to function and do miracles,” says the Spirit of God.  “It is that quality of love—of the great love that is developed right now in My body,” says the Spirit.

“So understand that there is a need and there is a desire in humanity to see Me in all of My facets,” says the Lord.  “And what will cause people to stop and what will cause them to desire the good things of the kingdom is the love that they see in My people,” says the Spirit of God.  “The love that will sacrifice, the love that will let go of what that person desires for the sake of seeing another person to be blessed.  That quality that will allow that person to bend down low and condescend to people of low estate and will lift them up and see them set upon high,” says the Spirit of God.  “For that is the quality that will not change and will not fail,” says the Lord.  “It is an uplifting quality, it is an everlasting quality that is very strong and very resilient,” says the Spirit of the Living God.

“So understand that in this hour I am releasing people who will not be offended by what they hear.  Who will not be offended when one doesn’t care about them.  Who will not be offended when they are not given what they feel they deserve.  Who will not be offend at things—small things,” says the Lord, “but will overcome and will override and will shake things off and forgive, and continue to love and continue to go deeper in My power,” says the Spirit of God.  “I am raising up that indestructible people who will know what it’s like to suffer the slings and the arrows.  Who know what it’s like to suffer the fiery darts and who will look at them and say, ‘it doesn’t matter because of the great love that I have for that person.  It doesn’t matter because God has set Me in a large room.  It doesn’t matter because My Lord sits on high, and I am safe in him and I am comforted by him!’,” says the Spirit of God.  “Where the things of the world matter not any more,” says the Lord.  “Where the things of the world have passed away—even though they live on this earth,” says the Spirit of God.  “For I am cultivating that terminator people, that overcoming people who understand My great love and understand My great power.

“And so in this hour,” says the Lord, “that fruit is going to come and it’s going to hit you, and it’s going to cause you to understand how powerful and how important forgiveness is,” says the Lord.  “How powerful and how important reconciliation is.  And in that place where you understand that, you will truly be seated with Me, and you will truly rule and reign with Me, for you have truly overcome the evil that is in this world,” says the Spirit of God.  “And you overcome it through the blood of the lamb and by the word of your testimony and the great love that causes your faith to operate properly,” says the Spirit of the Living God.

“For many people wonder what’s hindering ‘the revival’,” says the Lord,  “(or what men call ‘a revival’),” says the Spirit.  “Nothing is hindering it,” says the Lord, “that I can’t take care of.  But one of the things that is hindering is the great selfishness that I see among My people,” says the Lord.  “The great desire to have things for personal gain,” says the Spirit.  “The great desire for personal comfort, for personal protection, and personal safety,” says the Spirit.  “But I am raising up an indestructible people,” says the Lord, “who will trust Me with their safety, who will trust Me with their person, who will trust Me with their provision, who only care about obeying the unction,” says the Spirit.  “Who only care about obedience to Me,” says the Spirit of God.  “Who will go anywhere and do anything that I tell them because of the great love that they have for Me and the great love that they have for humanity,” says the Lord.  “And I am looking for a people who will just drop everything and say, ‘Here Am I, Lord!  Send Me!  Here Am I, Lord, I Am Ready!  Here am I, Lord!  Strip Me of what I need to be stripped of, and equip Me that I might go forward and accomplish and conquer for you!’” says the Spirit of God.

“And so I know how to work My people and how to get them yielded, how to get them into position so that I can come in and do the work that they want Me to do in them,” says the Spirit of God.  “I know how to set My people up for a blessing.  I know how to set them up for proper obedience.  I know how to set My own house in order,” says the Spirit of God.  “And I am ordering things even now in the spirit,” says the Lord.  “I am ordering things in the right way,” says the Spirit.  “I am ordering things in such a way that My people will know how to yield to Me, how to yield to My fruit, how to desire My gifts, and how to properly administer My gifts,” says the Spirit of God.

“I am teaching all of this in the secret place,” says the Lord.  “And I am desiring and I am cultivating more and more people who will come apart to Me and listen to My voice and hear what I say and hear instruction and I am the only voice that they follow, for they know Me as A Faithful Lover and I am the Lover of their soul,” says the Spirit of God.

“And so I am calling and wooing the bride into service,” says the Lord.  “I am wooing a bride who has great love for humanity,” says the Lord.  “I am wooing a bride who looks out and sees a field ripe for harvest and who understands what she needs to do to prepare herself for the ingathering,” says the Spirit.  “And I am doing all of this in the inner workings in men’s hearts,” says the Lord.  “I am doing all of this through relationship,” says the Lord.  “I am doing all this in the secret place,” says the Spirit of God.  “And when I release My true bride, when I release her into the fullness of her calling, no man can say that he can take credit for it,” says the Lord.  “No man can say anything,” says the Spirit, “but they will look in awe and look and wonder and say, ‘this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes!’” says the Spirit.  “For I will use the despised, I will use the rejected, I will use down-trodden, I will use those who are only desiring to look up and see Me,” says the Spirit of God.  “I am not using those who like to see the reflection of themselves,” says the Spirit, “for I am using only those who want to look up and see Me,” says the Spirit of God.

“So if that is in your heart, then don’t despair,” says the Lord.  “If that is in your heart, then take heart,” says the Spirit of the Lord.  “If that is in your heart to do that, then be understanding and be of a wise heart,” says the Spirit of God, “for your day is here!  Your day is here!  Your day is here!  The day of the release of you into the proper call that I have called you to is here,” says the Spirit of the Living God!

“And I am causing a new awareness in the hearts of My people,” says the Lord, “in the heart of My true beloved, in the heart of My bride,” says the Lord.  “There is a new awareness in her heart,” says the Spirit.  “A new awareness of My love for her, a new awareness of My strength through her, a new awareness of My voice, a new awareness of hope and of more answers,” says the Spirit of God.  “A new awareness,” says the Spirit of the Living God.  “A new awareness of Me, and of My great love and My great care and My protection,” says the Spirit of God.  “And I will protect My beloved supernaturally,” says the Lord.  “I will move and I will move and I will move in such a way,” says the Lord, “that you will know that I am with you.  You will know My presence at all times.  You will know My comfort, you will know My drawing, and you will know My peace, and you will know My wooing,” says the Spirit of God.  “For I will woo you and I will love you and I will draw you away with Me,” says the Spirit of God, “in such a way that there is no one else but you and but Me,” says the Spirit. 

“For some of you have suffered many things; you have suffered separation, you’ve suffered great loss, and you thought it was all for naught,” says the Spirit.  “But now is the time it is coming where I am redeeming that, and I am allowing you to see where I will fill up those waste places and I will fill up those voids with My understand and My knowledge and My love,” says the Spirit of God.  “For everything falls into My great plan in your life,” says the Spirit.  “I am the one who can cause it all to work together for your good.  Allow Me to put it together the way I want to put it together,” says the Lord.  “You don’t have to seek anybody for answers,” says the Lord, “but one day—very quickly—you will know,” says the Lord.  “One day—very quickly—it will all make sense to you,” says the Spirit.  “One day it will just be real to you and the understanding will come,” says the Spirit of the Living God.

“For I will not have you confounded and confused with many questions,” says the Lord.  “But today is the day for answers.  Now is the time for the release of understanding.  Now is the time for release of knowledge and wisdom by that same unction that stirs within you,” says the Spirit of God.  “For there will come a knowing where you can put together all of the pieces and all of the fragments of your life, and you can say, ‘yes!  The hand of the Lord was upon Me at that time!  Yes!  I was never without His care!  Yes!  I was never outside of His loving touch!  Yes!  He was with Me even at that time!’” says the Spirit.  “‘Yes!  He has always been there!  Yes!  I thought that I had gone too far!  Yes!  I thought that I had messed up too badly, but there He was with Me all of the time!’” says the Spirit of the Living God.  “And you will know that completeness, and you will know that wholeness.

“For you will have to know Me in this way,” says the Lord, “to overcome all of the adversity that the enemy will bring against My people in this end time hour,” says the Spirit.  “Where you will be mighty, and you will do exploits, and you will know your mighty and your Great Big God as the one who has always been there with you, who has never left you and has never forsaken you,” says the Spirit of the Lord.

“So understand and allow Me to fill in the blanks.  Allow Me to answer all of the questions.  Allow Me to make real what you don’t know.  Allow Me to tell you and to explain to you all of the things that you need to understand,” says the Lord.  “And surely My wisdom will flow from you.  Surely you will  be complete in Me.  Surely you will be confident in Me.  And surely you will know that you can trust Me as you go through the many things that you must go through as My mighty army,” says the Lord.  “For those who know their God will be mighty and they will do exploits.  Those who know their God cannot help but do exploits,” says the Lord.  “Those who know their God care called to shake things up and not settle for the status quo,” says the Spirit of God.  “Those who know their God will know him in all ways,” says the Spirit of the Living God.