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Second Message to Church of the Redeemer

Offered to the body of Jesus Christ, 2008-2011
by David W. Eckman at lordslaw.com
[This message was delivered on June 12, 1984 to the Church of the Redeemer, a well-known charismatic Episcopal church in the Eastwood area of Houston that my wife and I were visiting at the time. I received parts of it in October and December of 1983 and the last of it in January 1984. I refer to YHWH* as "the Lord". Since its internal affairs were never discussed by its members, we had no knowledge of the matters addressed in this message and the message seemed rather harsh, so I was reluctant to deliver it. I delayed several months after receiving the last part, but the burden to act on it grew heavier as time passed, so I asked a faithful friend with whom my wife and I met regularly to read it and advise me. She was adamant that it was from YHWH and that I had to deliver it right away. So I did. The message below is just as I delivered it, complete with the bracketed comments. I was told later by someone with inside knowledge that portions of this message had been delivered in prior prophecies.]

[The Lord instructed me to record this message, saying, "I have a message for my people at the Church of the Redeemer":]

Hear me now, children, I am your God, and you must have none other before me. For you have wandered lost like so many sheep, and I call you now to return. I have sent messengers to you to bear my tidings. But you have not received what I gave you nor have you accounted for failure to publish what I spoke. How long, O Israel, will you like wayward youth pursue your own delights? If you will not believe what I tell you, what will you believe of me? Is this what my son died for? Is this the legacy he left you?

[As I sat in church at Redeemer one Sunday, the Lord spoke to me and told me to proclaim to you:]

Behold, my people, I am among you, and a day is coming when a new leader will stand among you, one who is like you but not of you. And he will be clothed in the raiment of my glory and peace. Pray, then, that you may recognize him.

[Some days later, the Lord continued that message and told me to record this:]

You will not all know him, for you do not all know me. But among you are those who abide in me and in whom I abide. They are those who shall know my anointed. And my anointed shall know them. For the bearer of good fruit is known by its own, and the fruit is known by all, but only in those in whom abides the good seed does the fruit prosper and grow. Be on guard, then, for whom I send and be ready for that day when he stands among you to lead you to the promise I have laid before you.

[At another time, the Lord spoke about the leadership and told me to write this concerning some of the church leaders:]

You are now as cold as ice and understanding. I have been with you when the body was on fire with my spirit, and it was a sweet ointment whose fragrance reached unto heaven. But you have brought your own order to restrain my spirit among my people. It is to your great shame that you have ignored and even tried to stifle my spirit. I am the Lord your God. You shall not set yourselves as gods before me.

I seek men whose humility shines as a lamp in a dark room, whose love is a fire on a cold night, whose peace is a gentle quilt on a soft bed, and whose joy is a song beyond mortal imagining. Where will I find them? Surely such men can be found among you. Or have you grown cold and hard in the arrogance of what petty power you possess? There is but one power worth having. Does it reside in you? Have you the power that pours forth from men who are so filled with my spirit, with my son, that they overflow? Are you such as these? You have been stewards of bounty. Account for it now. What has become of my church in this place? What have you done to nurture my spirit among the people? What have you done to proclaim the word I gave you?

[After this, the Lord said, "And now for the people, write this":]

Though your sins be as scarlet, I will wash them as white as snow. Though you have pursued human goals, I shall receive you back. Though you have lived as the pagans among whom you live and move, I will yet be your only God. But you must seek my face and follow me. Let my son, Jesus, abide in you and you in him, that peace and love may show forth from your countenance, that the radiance of my glory may be manifest in you, that all may know whom I have chosen and protect. Come to me, and I will refresh you, even in the midst of the parched desert that encircles you. For I am the sweet water of salvation and the wholeness you seek. Be my people, and I shall be your God. Pursue not what the heathen pursue. Desire not the world's paltry goods -- the vanities of power, pleasure, fame and fortune. Desire not knowledge of that which only rots and sickens. Desire, instead, to know me and mine.

If you will follow me and what I require, I will not only restore the body in this place but will increase the number of worshippers beyond measure. And my spirit will pour into and out of all. Prophecies will be heard with singing and received with joy; healing will flow as freely as water; and my presence will be manifest in your mouths, in your love and in your lives. Your graneries will be full, and there will be none in want. I will give you the fullness of my grace, and peace will be as plentiful as fish in the sea. But like the ship in danger of a collision, you must not delay. Turn now that you may reap this harvest. Leave your idols, submit to my spirit, receive my teaching, open yourselves to my leadership. You are not sufficient to sustain my church, but I am. And I will increase it beyond your imagining because you will have been faithful, and your faith will light the way for others who even now grope in the dark for what you have seen.

Hear me, children, seek me first. Seek those things that I will show you, listen for my voice, and learn well my lessons for you. I have already as many of man's organizations as my work can stand. What I want of you is submission, the same kind of submission that humility bears. You must not merely allow but encourage the manifestation of my spirit, and an attitude of prayer and rejoicing and a spirit of thankfulness. Give my spirit freedom to work in each of you according to my will for all of you. Do not limit what I would do within you by restraining my outpouring. And when you read the scripture, do not idly look to the future, but learn what you need for the present that your fulness may be proven and my kingdom glorified.

Give yourselves to me, and I will give you my bounty, but do not set up expectations born of the world around you. My bounty is such as you cannot obtain without me. If you would have more of the world, you are not fit for my kingdom. Therefore, do not set up what you would have, but let me decide what you need and should have.

If you were not so dear to me, I would not speak to you as I do. For you are as dear to me as gold is precious to you. But gold that remains only a lump and is not fashioned, smoothed and polished by the craftsman is not worthy of its promise. Even so are you to be melted, molded, polished and worn by me as jewelry that speaks of my power, my blessings, my love and my glory. I am your father. And I love you. Receive from me the wings that I would fashion for each of you. I will not abandon you. Will you be faithful in devotion to only me? If so, I will surprise you.

[In January, the Lord told me to add this message:]

Even now I am at work. My presence among you is strength. Trust in me, and let me work among you. These are hard times for my church. There are those who create unreasonable expectations, and many will fall away for lack of fulfillment. There must be enclaves of purity. Maintain purity of thought, and you will lead pure lives. Be faithful in all things, and I will reward you. My children, I am with you. Stay you with me.

[This ends the message that I was told to deliver. I received parts of it in October and December of 1983 and the last of it in January 1984. May Jesus Christ, the Father's son, our lord and saviour, bless your reading of it and grant you knowledge of its truth. Call upon him for confirmation that the scripture may be fulfilled and the glory of God be manifested.]

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*YHWH or YHVH is the English representation of the four Hebrew letters that spell the name of the God of the Bible, the one true, living God worshipped by Jews and Christians. YHWH was the name by which he identified himself to Moses in Ex. 3:14. According to references that I've read, the exact pronunciation of YHWH's name was lost in antiquity. After much study, I prefer to pronounce the name "Yahu-wah" (the "h" being aspirated as in "hay", emphasis on the last syllable), but the generally accepted pronounciation in common English is "Yah-weh" or "Yah-way". Some translations of the Bible, such as the KJV and NASB, substitute "the LORD" for his name, following a practice begun before Jesus' birth.

YHWH revealed himself in various ways to the children of Israel in the Hebrew Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. He also revealed himself in and through his son Jesus Christ and acts, among other ways, in and through Christians by the Holy Spirit. Because the word "God" is being used today to designate all kinds of human inventions, although accepted for centuries in English as a name for YHWH, I prefer to use the name that YHWH chose for himself rather than "God" or "the LORD" as I did in early versions of my writings. Please read The Name of the One True, Living God for a fuller discussion.

Remember who He is and whose you are

Delivered 12.Jun.1984; publ. 15.Nov.2008; intro. rev. 26.Feb.2011