To the Church in Pagosa Springs
“I have sent my servants among the churches, declares the Lord, not for feeling good feelings, but for tearing down strongholds. It is said of this town that ‘you will be a refuge in the midst of the trouble’. It is so. Lay your borders between each other down. Step over the lines of denomination and dare to discover more of me in and through each other! Then, you, my church will be able to stand strong and breathe deeply and become that refuge. Those who have been the source of your resources after their dark night experience were not sent by the enemy: they were sent by me. The dark night experiences were sent by me. This is not impossible. When calamity comes it binds my people together. How much more without calamity and by choice rather than necessity.
Church, you have been in training. I have been watching to see how you respond, not to a situation, not to each other during the situation, but how you are together after such a situation. I have sent my prophets to the churches and through the structures of denomination to find the breaches so that the walls and barriers of denomination and religious inventions could be torn down. Why? So you can find each other.
Are they down? No. Lay down your desire to be first, to be best, to be the spiritual super power of this town. I have orchestrated it all, not man, not sin, not the next denomination over. A time is coming when depending on each other won’t be enough. You must, all of you together, depend on me. Relying on me together is your key!”
After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver[a] and a gold ring.
I have witnessed signs in our town: NEW ALIGNMENT and later specific light bulbs went out leaving a new message on the same roadway board: NEW ALI.
There is a NEW ALIGNMENT in the body of Christ requiring us to lay down our personal agendas, our old hurts and misunderstandings and rekindle old relationships in Christ. We must do as Job did and pray for each other to be healed. Job’s prayers were a necessity because of the onslaught of words that were spoken by his friends. We have been as guilty. It’s time to pray for each other and heal.
NEW ALI in Christ. We need each other. We can find each other without the pride of denomination. Even those who have left the church to fellowship in the wilderness, declaring non-denomination have slipped into pride and built for themselves a fortified city apart.
It is Final Call hour! Not because God isn’t gracious, but because He is gracious! Just because we live in the mountains does not mean we will escape what is coming, even the mountains can’t be trusted, only God.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
Pay attention to what you hear. Be drawn together by the Holy Spirit’s unction. You find each other on the streets, at events, at the schools. Listen. Look. Love. How much greater if we joined together before God’s judgement fell, and He found us together, enjoying each other without argument, without borders of denomination but with the Love boundary established by God which hems us in on all sides- a fortified city in God! We cannot be a city of refuge if we don’t take refuge in each other! New Alignment! New Ali!