The Spirit says, "You ask Me what I'm doing. You ask Me why the painful process. You wonder what has changed."
"I'll tell you. Though the prince of darkness has sought to change the rules, I have not changed! My standard has not changed. The plumb line of My Father's house has not changed. That which was created and formed from the foundation of the throne has not changed.
"I am holy, and I am Spirit!" the Lord says. "This cannot be altered. It cannot be compromised. It is only in My holiness that you can access My grace. It is only through My Spirit that you can have true power. Without My holiness and without My Spirit, you have nothing!"
"The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life" (Job 33:4).
"And yet, there are peddlers of My Word who have sold you out!" the Spirit says. "They have heralded righteous works that are void of My Spirit. They have marketed a message without holiness. They have compromised My standard and tried to alter the plumb line. They have told you that knowledge and kindness is enough. They have told you that reaching souls is enough. But without a full immersion of My Spirit, these souls will never live. The power of the cross can only be accessed with a holy life fueled by My Spirit. There is no kingdom power to transform the earth when you have denied My holiness and rejected My Spirit.
"I am holy, and I am Spirit! I will not be made in the image of man nor allow those bound to the flesh to strip Me of who I am and who you are meant to be! And yet, some have traded this treasure for inferior imitations. I am calling out these peddlers of cheap grace! They have taught that my grace overlooks man's weakness and dismisses man's sin. They have preached a salvation of fleshly works and lured the masses to their productions. They have polluted My gospel by putting appearances before consecration and packaging before purity. I will not have a bride that has been dressed for a platform instead of prepared for the bridal chamber!
"You have been told that Jesus is enough without need for things of the Spirit. But it was My Spirit that raised Him from the dead. And it was My holiness that qualified Him to defy death. It is only through a laid-down life that one can walk in the power of the cross. It is only by My Spirit that you can live and move and have your being. The Father of lies has been selling you snake oil! He has lured the masses to a gospel without power and a message without meaning," says the Lord.
"I have written these things to you concerning those who deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. For as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and just as it has taught you, remain in Him" (1 John 2:26-27).
"I am bringing into the light those who have preached without My Spirit and proclaimed a hollow truth," says the Spirit. "No longer will I allow the plumb line to be altered. No longer will I allow My holiness to be sidelined and My Spirit to be ignored. It is time for My Spirit called 'holy' to break upon the scene! All must know the essence of My being which is holy, and which is Spirit.
"Even as I reset these core foundations, I have placed in your midst purified champions who are anointed and true. They have been hidden from the cameras and shielded from the lights, and their time of advancing the gospel of My kingdom is here. Heaven has been backing these servant leaders and My presence goes before them.
"How will you know them? You will know them by virtue of their holiness and their Spirit. That which the enemy has sought to eliminate is resident within many who have been prepared for this very hour. It is because of their sanctified lives and time spent before the throne that these men and women are rising up to displace the spurious messengers of lesser gods. Look past the platforms of man and associations with big names. Look past the productions and publications, and look for My heart.
"Now is the time for My holiness and My Spirit. The enemy of your soul knows this and has been working for decades to render my holiness irrelevant and my Spirit incompetent. Do not listen! I have been preparing the true army of God for this very time! The longings of your heart and the cries of your prayers have caused all of heaven to draw closer for this time of great revelation and transformation of a higher order," the Spirit says.
"When you send forth Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the surface of the ground" (Ps. 104:30).
"Do not be dismayed at those who are found to be wanting. Do not be distraught at the changes of the guard to come. It is a necessary doing for kingdom business to commence. That which My Spirit has been preparing is now close at hand. A highway of holiness will usher it in."
Wanda Alger has been a field correspondent with Intercessors for America, is a recognized fivefold prophetic minister, speaker and is the author of several books including Prayer That Sparks National Revival and Moving from Sword to Scepter: Ruling Through Prayer as the Ekklesia of God. She and her husband founded Crossroads Community Church in 1998 where her husband serves as lead pastor. Follow her blog at wandaalger.me
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