Reduce and Thin My Sheep

Reduce and Thin

July 24, 2012
Time: 05:45 A.M.

I was in bed asleep when I heard the Father say, “I am going to reduce My sheep and thin their wool.


Overweight Man on ScaleWhat you see in the natural often is occurring in the spiritual. Currently, in the world, obesity is on the increase and in America, nearly 40% of adults and 17% of children are obese. However, this dream isn’t about natural fat butt the kind of spiritual fat. When we are spiritually heavy we can’t be taken on the journey the Lord wants to take us on, which is God intended plan for every believer.

The word says, “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.’So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.”

If a person eats without any consideration as to the ingredients, calories or fat content and goes without any exercise, they will eventually become obese, and perhaps morbidly so. It is no different in spiritual matters either. If you attend church week after week, hearing sermon after sermon and never put your faith in action you will become a fat lethargic, lazy, self-gratifying person.  As Christians we are not lazy because we’re spiritually fat…We are spiritually fat because we are lazy.

“It shall be that when they enter at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and wool shall not be on them while they are ministering in the gates of the inner court and in the house. Ezek 44:17

I heard the Father say, “I am going to “reduce” My sheep…”

Often through the years the Father has shared His secrets with me as to what He is about to do in the Spirit. This article is about one of those things. Those who want to be the bride of Christ will both submit to the Lord in spiritual matters and be purged, purified, and refined or you will be excluded from the wedding. As in the natural you can’t lose all the excessive fat over night or even in weeks. It can take years to make the necessary changes in bad habits in eating and exercise to be free from obesity.

About eight years ago I heard the Father say to me, “I want to take you on journeys, but you are too heavy!” I heard Him clearly and those words still resonate in my heart to this day. I want to go on those spiritual journeys with the Father. However, it is impossible the natural man to lose spiritual weight in our own capabilities. We can only fall at His feet and submit to Him and ask the Lord to begin to remove the excessive weight from our spiritual walk. I know for myself the last eight years or so has been filled with a lot of fat removing experiences and I’m sure there are more to come. When we see Him we will be like Him.

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 1 JN 3:2

I believe the Father has been and will continue to bring “redemptive” judgments upon the world and especially the United States which is the most spiritual obese nation in the world today. The purpose of these judgments is to bring us to our knees and repent to God to heal our land. 2 Chron 7:14

People may go to church week after week and get spiritually fatter and fatter and have no real concern for the things of God. The warning given to us in the book of Revelation is that a person can be spewed out of God’s mouth like vomit because of being lukewarm. Have you ever been really thirsty and taken a drink of lukewarm water? It will certainly make you feel nauseous and disgusted. As you lifted the glass to your lips you expected a refreshing drink of water, but instead received just the opposite and you wanted to spew!

But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance. 1 Tim. 4:7-9

The Father said, “…and thin their wool.

spinning wheel I remained in bed quietly repeating His words over and over so as not to forget them. I thought what does this mean to “thin the wool?” There are different “weights” of wool. The thicker the yarn the higher number of “weight” is given to it. As we know wool comes from sheep and must be sheared, washed and spun on a spinning wheel to make it into yarn.

To make wool into yarn it is held in the spinner’s hands, where it is pinched, pulled upon in order to separate it from the bulk of wool.  The wool strand is then attached to the spinning wheel. The spinner rotates the spinning wheel, pinching and pulling the wool strand from the bulk wool. The harder the pinching and pulling the thinner the yarn will become.

The Father said, “I am going to reduce My sheep and thin their wool.

Many people are spiritual lacking, fat, lazy, lethargic, complacent, carefree, dull of hearing, unconcerned, and so forth. As in the natural we can get spiritually fat when we take (intake) in more spiritual matters than we output. Output is faith in action. Where there is no action there is no faith at work (output).

For most so called Christians, their week goes like this. On Sunday morning they attend a church service where the listen to a sermon then the service ends, and they go back home. The rest of the week there is in no interest in being alone with God, praying, reading the Bible, witnessing, or helping others. The same cycle is repeated from week to week with little or no spiritual growth whatsoever. Does this sound familiar?

If you haven’t noticed the churches are filled with spiritual babies. This is because they are never taught to feed themselves or learn to walk on their own towards the throne of God. The missing and most important element in the Christians walk is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and few churches ever even mention it, much less know how to teach it to their flock. It is vital to develop a personal relationship with Him and the only way to do so is by spending time with Him. As long as a person is reliant upon someone else to feed them they will remain a child in the things of Go and not fit to do the work of the Kingdom of God.

The Father said, “I am going to reduce My sheep and thin their wool.

If you want to be at the “wedding feast of the Lord” then you must submit to the Lord and His chastisements. Don’t be afraid to come to Him and let Him show you what must change for you to become like Him. Jesus Christ will empower you to make the changes required in order to be pleasing in His eyes. We can’t fool Him. He knows our heart. Be honest with Him. Be real!

Purified: “Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time. Dan 11:35

This message is from the Holy Father and for those who have an understanding of the weightier things of God. The wicked will ignore it and find themselves like the five foolish virgins. Mat. 25: 1-12. The foolish virgins saw no need to make any changes. They were spiritually fat. If you have any spiritual insight you will know that this word is from God. We’re in the last days and there isn’t too much time to make the changes you need to make. We all have some priorities which are out of balance and we need to take another long look at our lives to see what is unpleasing to God.

“Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand. Dan 12:10

The Lord says, “He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” Rev. 22:20

Update: 1/3/2013 – I have found since this experience in July 2012 that I am being reduced to nothing bit by bit ln my life. Although our flesh writhes in its death throws I find the experience quite liberating although painful. This is necessary preparation for the bride of Christ.

Bro. Bill

  • The Preparation of the Bride – The Epoch pt.1

    For many years, the Father has shared His secrets with me, which deal with the timing of end time events and shifts in the Spirit. When I say timing I am talking about epochs, which basically means time and season and appointed events in Bible prophecy.

    The BrideAt the end of a weekly prayer meeting on May 29, 2007, as I got up off my knees, I heard the Father say, “Thinning Out”. That’s it, two words but serious and very powerful words from the Father.  I knew that the church must  be purged of those who are discontent, disgruntled and those who were there for the wrong reasons. Indeed this word has played out over the course of two years; we have witnessed many leave the church from the local body, the nation as well as international ministries. Many walked out of their local churches in rebellion, disgruntled and disillusioned while others were exposed in public as a national disgrace. However, I want to show you that the season, the time, the epoch has changed as Christ’s return approaches closer. Christ wants you to know it is time to make yourself ready! Scripture Ref. 1 Peter 4:17 “For {it is} time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if {it} {begins} with us first, what {will be} the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

    “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready”. Rev. 19:7

    On May, 31, 2007 my wife and I watched our favorite TV program, we liked to watch this particular program for our fun-time together.  I heard the Father say, “After this, the preparation of the bride begins”.  The “after this” was two words I heard during the prayer meeting the two nights prior where the Father said, “Thinning out”.

    After the “thinning out” the preparation of the bride begins.

    On July 15, 2009 in the night the Father showed me a vision of a card and written on the card were three words, “Prepare My Bride!”  Then I awoke and began laying this new assignment at His feet.  I recognized these words represent a major shift in the Spirit and the plan of God.  I told Him, “I don’t know how nor do I know who the bride is or what condition is she in. Father, show me the bride and give me the anointing required to fulfill this commission!” Please note that in the natural it is impossible to fulfill a God-given assignment in our own ability or strength. We must rely on His anointing to accomplish His will.  I believe we will begin to see people coming back to the body of Christ, people you would thought would never be serving God, but they will! They’re part of the bride. You’ll see great signs, wonders and miracles happening to those who come unto Him in the days ahead!

    The next night the Father began to give me a series of dreams about the bride.

    Dream #1: The Bride Is Missing People

    bride On July 16, 2009, in a dream, I was asked to build a nursery in a church. I put together what I could find from what supplies were available, but there just wasn’t enough material to work with or enough people to help.  I called in a man I knew was knowledgeable in building things and has wisdom to get advice on what I needed to complete the nursery project. He said that I needed more support here and then pointed to another area and said it was missing pieces and it would take more people to make it happen but I had a good start.

     [The dream’s meaning showed me the bride is missing people who belong in the bride but are not properly aligned in the will of God. We need them to make the bride complete. The man in the dream is a man I know who isn’t currently involved in church or with his family, he is addicted to alcohol. The man represents all those who are out of God’s will thus “dis-appointed”. They belong in the bride but have never found their place in God’s will] See Millions Will Perish

    Dream #2: The Bride Is International

    July 16, 2009 many people were at a company dressed up as soldiers from all over the world, there were Russians, Germans, East block, etc. It was very colorful and amazing to see all the nations represented. Although we all come from different corners of the globe we had one thing in common, we were all soldiers.

    [The dreams meaning is that the bride will be made up of people from all nations around the world]. Scripture ref. Matthew 24:31 “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.”

    Dream #3: Corporate Authority

    On July 16, 2009 I was given another dream where I worked for a very large corporate company.  One employee was having trouble so I approached the company leadership on his behalf discussing his problem in an effort to get him help. The man in leadership, which was less than merciful, told me I couldn’t discuss matters like this with leadership ever again.  I said, “I can and I will!” Then a man got hurt on a fire hose near an escalator and needed 911 services, but when I went to leadership they didn’t care to help. They just left it to the employees to get the man help and we did.

    [Meaning: Much of the current leadership in the established church is self-serving and they put their welfare before the congregations’ welfare. They feel the congregation is there to serve them rather than them serving the people. Most church leadership doesn’t want to discuss real issues with the church members nor do they want to hear how they are missing it. They often order people to be silent in these matters. The encouraging thing in the dream is that the body worked it out without leadership’s heavy hand.  This is the mold for the bride. The bride will discover that this is the way the early church handled matters. They weren’t encumbered by self-serving leadership and grew close and tight together as a unit. They experienced “ekklesia”, the real church for themselves and so will the bride of Christ.] Scripture Ref. 1 Peter 2:17 “Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.”, John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Romans 12:10 {Be} devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor, Romans 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled {the} law.  For Leaders:  Hebrew 13:7 “Obey your leaders and submit {to them,} for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”

    Dream #3:  Scene 2 The Bride Freed From Addiction

    In a secret office, in the back right corner, people were being anointed to minister deliverance from alcohol, drugs and all manner of addictions. As he pleaded with the officers to let him go, an addicted man said, “This is going to ruin my career!”

    [God is anointing people to minister to addicts of all kinds, to minister deliverance to them so that they can step into their place in the bride of Christ. So many people are “dis-appointed” from the bride due to addiction. God will deliver them from this horrible lifestyle! Wait and see!]

    Dream #4: Grand Central Station

    foreign spiritJuly 17, 2009 – I found myself sitting in Grand Central Station and it was empty! This startled me because it is one of the busiest locations in New York City. I asked the Father where are all the people and I heard Him say, “There’s no one here, but they’re coming”. There was a large steam locomotive standing beside the bench I was sitting on and it was fake. It had a frame that held up the shape of a locomotive but it was just there for show, it couldn’t do anything. I looked around for a wrench and began losing some bolts to take this fake equipment down. I turned to a man who was coming by and I said, “Why don’t you take this locomotive because you can use it in your business.”  I heard a sound and looked far down to the other end of the building where a man in a golf cart was speeding my way. I thought to myself “Uh oh”.  The man had seen me taking down the display, and as he pulled up by me with screeching tires, A man dressed in an Air Force uniform. He looked at me and said, “If you need anything just call us!”

    [Meaning: The bride isn’t assembled yet but it is time for her to come together. The fake things must be removed before the real can be revealed. My assignment is to help remove the fake, false doctrine that prevents people from seeing the urgency to make themselves ready.  The Air Force man…well that’s pretty clear at to its meaning…If I need anything I can just ask the Father and He will send me help in a big way. Jesus said that he could call upon 12 legions to rescue him if he desired.]  See Preparation of the Bride Pt. 2

    Dream #5 – The Condition of the Bride

    July 17, 2009 – With her back to me, I saw my wife raise her blouse up in a motion that exposed her breasts as she began running up a dirt ramp. I watched in wonder as to why she would possibly be doing this. She kept climbing up the ramp and at the top there was a rusty colored tanker ship. She jumped spread eagle and stuck her breasts and entire body up tight against the ship in a very provocative manner.

    [Meaning – The bride is committing adultery and fornication with foreign spirits. Most tankers are foreign and ships can represent spirits. My wife represents the bride in this dream. The bride currently is exposing herself and committing adultery to foreign spirits. Please examine every area in your life to see if you are intimate with things that aren’t of God. If so, say what God says about them and turn from them immediately and God will restore you. ] Scripture Ref. 1 Cor. 6:15-16 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body {with her?} For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.” See Vision of the Three Legged Donkey

    Scripture Ref. 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

    This is first of a multiple part series. I pray you have been by reading this blog.

    Bro. Bill