At the beginning of this year
I began to sense something I had not felt since the late 1970's. It
was the demonic spirit behind the Shepherding Movement. I asked the
Lord, "Is this spirit going to make a comeback?"
For several weeks I was burdened about this. Then one night while watching
a movie, (Firewall) at the theater the Spirit of the Lord came on me.
The Spirit was so heavy I had to get up and leave. At first the Lord
spoke to me about the authority of God. Then for the next three hours
I cried while the Lord gave me a prophetic word. The heaviness I felt
was so great I felt sick to my stomach.
The Lord also told me not to fear for all that is happening is of Him.
Remember it was God who hardened Pharoah's heart so He could do a mighty
display of His power.
The following is a prophesy given to Douglas B. Clark:
9:17PM EST, March 9, 2006
A WARNING TO THOSE IN MINISTRY IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY
This evening the Lord began speaking to me about His authority. I began
to sob as He placed the following word in me.
Why have we built altars to the Lord when He has not told us to do so?
We bring our praises and godly deeds and place them before Him on altars
that we built of our own accord. The altars are part of the construct
we call ministry. We try and build His Kingdom using principles of commerce
instead of relying only on the Holy Spirit. We boast in our hearts of
the great works and accomplishments we have done in the name of the
Lord. We see those who are blessed by our ministry and we think this
is all pleasing to the Lord. But the Lord says that the altars that
have been constructed were not His doing and He is not pleased with
Do you not know that many ministries today are like Saul? They are the
result of the people crying out for a king to rule them. “Give us
a pastor and a prophet to speak to us so we will know the truth and
not be deceived,” they say. Do they not know that the Holy Spirit
will guide them and keep them? Do they not recognize that I am their
Like Saul, these ministries have kept a portion of the spoil, claiming
to use it to build My Kingdom. They have patterned themselves after
the commerce of this world. They have made a business out of My ministry.
They have put a price on My truth. They have offered up sacrifices in
My name and have moved in the gifts of My Spirit, but they have deceived
themselves thinking I have given them an authority that I have not.
They think that since I am moving in their midst that My blessings are
on all that they do.
Relinquish all your authority to Me! The people who you were raised
to serve have come into bondage under your authority. Let My people
go! Allow My Holy Spirit to give each individual guidance and direction.
You have said that you would protect them from the enemy. You must understand
that every child must learn certain things on its own. They must scrape
their knees from time to time, and when they trip and fall I will be
there to help them stand to their feet. Do you not see that this builds
character and strength?
You have brought up a generation of children who do not know how to
function on their own. They continue to run to the prophet for the word
of the Lord. The control you have placed over the people is not of Me.
You have established a chain of command, thinking you were doing a good
thing, but I did not tell you to do this! If you continue in this way
you will miss the moving of My Spirit. I am going to move in a new way.
I will pour out My Spirit on those who ask of Me. It will be an outpouring
on the individual and not the corporate. I will bypass the system you
have established in my name. The time of Saul is almost over. You will
hear reports of My anointing in the most unusual settings and places.
You will hear about the two or three gathered in My name and how I gave
them revelation, wisdom and understanding. You will ask them, “Who
has taught you these things?” and they will answer, “the Lord has
taught us.” You will hear about the one who was praying while driving
in his car and I touched him. You will hear about the woman in the store
who suddenly was overwhelmed by My presence. I am going to do something
and move upon the people without your help. I am going speak to the
individual who asks of Me. I am going to show them mysteries and great
revelations that many who claim to know Me have not seen or understood.
I am going to show the folly of all your efforts in My name, for your
kingdom building is not My Kingdom building!
I am calling for repentance. I am calling you to humble yourselves before
Me. I am telling you to freely give what I have given you for this is
the way of My Kingdom. My Spirit and My Spirit alone will make the way
for My Kingdom. What I do not provide, you must allow it to fall by
the wayside for it is not of Me. Your efforts and your ways are like
the armor that Saul offered David to face Goliath. My kingdom will not
proceed by the covering you have offered to protect My servants. It
will be by the might of My Spirit in the hands of those who have been
faithful in the small things. Just as the boy David slew the mighty
Goliath without conventional training and weapons used by a seasoned
soldier, so shall my young men and women of spirit rise up to see the
victory of battle. Their power and authority will bring to shame many
who have positioned themselves as great warriors and leaders.
You have not seen the error of your ways. You have intended to serve
Me the best way you knew and I have allowed it for a time. But now that
time is coming to an end. Repent and turn to Me and I will heal the
wounds you have unknowingly placed on My body. Do not be deceived by
the anointing of My gifts. Though your prophetic words are true you
have misused My gifting and anointing and now I call for true repentance.
I am asking for humility like you have never known before. Serve your
brother as your equal and watch as I build My Kingdom.
You will see new ministry raised up at this time. I have had many of
my servants hidden away with Me and now has come the time I will use
them. They have been abiding in My Kingdom and living by My Kingdom
principles. They will not seek to establish a reputation for themselves,
but their only desire will be to glorify Me. They will not put a price
on My truth but will give without measure. They will not appoint themselves
authority over My people but will point the people to Me.
This is a time for spiritual growth like you have never seen before!
As my people become established in My truth I will strip away the traditions,
the legalism, the false teaching and the false kingdom-building that
has destroyed so many in the past. As My truth abounds you will see
a great wonder, for I will cause My truth to spread from person to person,
both here and in other places around the world. Many of the giants in
the land that you have sought to defeat will lose their footing as I
continue to move. They will be defeated from within and not through
Allow Me to write on your hearts. Hear My voice like you have never
heard it before. Ask Me to come to you and I will pour out My Spirit
and with the authority of My anointing and you will speak to this one
and to that one, reconciling them unto Me. This is truly a day of new
things and of new ministry.
Douglas B. Clark
The Breath of the Holy Spirit
Prophesy Pertaining The Coming Move of the Spirit
by Douglas Clark