Linda Schreurs observing freshly hot baked bread in Israel
Linda holding bread and wine over her Bible during Holy Communion near the Garden Tomb in Israel
Below is a picture of Linda’s new book just released, and her CD of intimate prayers of some of the most incredible enounters she’s had with the Lord during times of Holy Communion. She describes this as a holy invasion! To get your copy, check announcements at the end of this Journal!
Also - See ‘Announcements’ as Women of Fire Fellowship resumes in January 2013!
One more thing! If you’ve been blessed at all in 2012 by reading these IWG Jourals, please send a note as an encouragement to this ministry. Profound thanks!
HOT FRESH BREAD! LIVING BREAD! HEALING BREAD!
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary by taking a ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Europe and Israel. As much as I loved the places we visited in Europe, especially Rome where Paul ministered, it goes without saying that Israel was the ‘crowning’ glory of the trip. Those of you who have been there, know what I mean. Those of you who have not been there, I always say, “Try to go at least once in your lifetime, because it changes you forever!” Indeed, to tread the very ground where so many scriptures were written concerning those places, and to walk the very areas where our Lord walked, is just too amazing to describe.
Obviously with the above pictures, you can guess in light of my latest book, I was more than elated with the opportunity to take Holy Communion near the Lord’s tomb. But I have to tell you, it wasn’t just ‘the place’, but ‘the place of my heart’ that has taken me into greater depths of intimacy with God in Communion over these last number of years. Thus the book I was compelled by the Holy Spirit to write because of a ‘time such as this.’ We are going to need the power of this exquisite encounter with the Lamb of God to strengthen us for the days ahead as End Time events unfold.
Beloved believers in the Lord Jesus, human expressions fail me in trying to relate the power, majesty, splendor, healing, deliverance and glory found in encountering the precious Lamb of God in Holy Communion! I’ll borrow some words from the beloved late Jill Austin, ‘it’s other worldly’! And that it is. How could it be any different? It’s of God!
Not tradition or ritual
This glory meal was never meant to be a worn out tradition or a tired ritual that has very little power encounter in it with Jesus, if any at all, other than delegating it to a ‘remembrance.’ Most certainly the believer remembers the passions of Christ’s suffering in this holy meal. However, it goes far beyond that. It ought to take us from the somber to the exquisitely astounding victories we are meant to have through the Lamb of God.
As the Lord Jesus began his footsteps of pain to be tortured, tempted by demons, feeling abandonment from God the Father, torn to shreds by being bloodied at the whipping post, humiliated by carrying the cross through city streets, then nailed to a horrid cross - we must be compelled to touch His holy and glorious Presence in this deeply spiritual encounter with Him in Holy Communion. Love compells us to do so! The Lamb of God infinitely loves us and wants us to be close to Him. Very close! Therein is our strength, O saints of God. If you’ve felt weak, could this be the reason? Perhaps you need His divine Presence by encountering Him in this incredible way of holy communion.
Our trials, tears and own temptations can be elevated and passed over by the most incredible encounter known to humanity through the divine meal of the Last Supper. Followers of the Lamb of God learn, know, and experience release, and amazing redemption from assaults of the enemy through the power of the Word of God made flesh – Jesus Christ. (John 1) He paid the full and complete price for the richest, most amazing abiding glory any human being can have with Him. It’s His divine, holy, glorious Presence within one’s heart and soul. It just doesn’t get any better than that - anywhere on earth!
O, the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God
Jesus’ blood began to flow in the dark, lonely night in the Garden of Gethsemane as bloody sweat poured from His brow. His blood continued to flow and spill out everywhere along the way to the slow, agonizing death of crucifixion. He did this for LOVE! (John 3:16; John 6:56) He did this for each and every war torn soul on earth who would bow their hearts and lives and accept His gift of holy, divine, healing, redemptive, eternal love! “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.” Romans 5:8-9.
Holy Communion brings us into the most incredible, intimate, spiritual encounter we can ever have on this side of the veil between earth and eternity. Who wouldn’t want this? Do you want this? Do you long for your family and friends to know this? Are you willing to share this GOOD NEWS with them? Isn’t it time to answer that question this Christmas? Isn’t it time to encounter the reason Jesus became flesh and dwelt among men that we could all be set free?!
Isn’t it time we live for Him with every fiber of our being no matter the cost? And did you know, the cost is going up because the defeated dead world does not particularly care about your life. Jesus does! He loves you! He died for you. He wants conversation with you (prayer). He wants communication. He wants communion! He wants spiritual intimacy with you. He wants you to know His heart. He wants you to walk in complete freedom from anything this world is harrasing you with whether it’s bad relationships, job dis-satisfaction, serious health issues, persecution, – whatever the bleak and black spots are that cramp your lifestlye of glorious freedom in Christ Jesus. The Lamb of God wants YOU to be in deep communion with Him so your life will reflect His glory to your own self, and then to those around you. So enter in. Enter into Holy Communion as never before! Revival is here!
However, beware! Embrassing the power and glory of the Lamb of God’s holy body and blood causes us to be on high red alert to those of the world who mock our Divine Savior. The fight is on between light and darkness. (See chapter 3 of my book) The newspaper recently reported a story about a heavy metal band named ‘Lamb of God’ of whom one of it’s members has been accused of manslaughter. Their former name was, ‘Burn The Priest’ and they’ve been banned in some venues of Los Angeles, California. A few titles of their sacriligious songs are: ‘Walk With Me in Hell,’ ‘Sacrament,’ ‘Wrath,’ and ‘New American Gospel.’ From their own public records it’s stated their lyrics deal with their own psyches in order to write about additions, co-dependency, depression, etc. (See Des Moines Register, 12/4/12)
Precious followers of the Holy Lamb of God, these are the days where the fight for true faith in God is on! Will you join the battle? Will you be lukewarm and in danger of losing your own soul according to Revelation 3:5 and 16? Or will you be one of those bringing honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ? The hour is critical. Choose this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)
HOLY COMMUNION PRAYER
My dear friends, this will now be the last installment for this year of my sharing just a few of my intimate encounters with the Lamb of God while experiencing His divine Presence in Holy Communion. I want to encourage you to get my new book on Communion, but also the CD as it’s an amazing accompaniment to the book. The CD itself has been used by many for just ‘soaking’ before the Lord as it’s that special and intimate. It was wonderfully produced with anointed music and sound affects and will minister greatly to your soul. My prayer is that you will go to a much deeper level than you ever imagined as you pursue this ever increasing intimacy with God in this divine manner.
Prayer: ‘Hidden in His Heart’
Oh! I kiss the Bread of Your Presence O King of glory, O Lamb of God! How I need You more and more. Fill me with Your kind of passion as I lay low before You on the floor crying out to You for more! More Lord, more! I need more of Your Presence, power and magnificent glory that ushers in the reverential fear of God.
As I take in Your Body and Blood, heal my body, my mind, my heart. Thoroughly change me from the inside out. Penetrate my being with Your holy, saving grace, mercy, forgiveness, restoration and complete deliverance that shakes everyone who comes near me because of Your power on me! Let the holy fear of God be a ‘constant’ in my life – all the days of my life.
What blessed bread this is – Your holy Body, O Lamb of God. Blessing upon blessings flow and flow like an on-going flood of glory upon all Your people who partake of Your Holy Communion. May all the world envy those who belong to Thee, O Christ the King!
There is so much passion in this Bread! Your passionate love and bloody sacrifice on Calvary for me, amazes me. It always amazes me. My heart explodes with everlasting gratitude.
You have fed me eternal life through Your Body and Blood and I get to be with You in a state of bliss beyond human description forever and ever. It’s incomprehensible! And I estatically LOVE You with joy unspeakable in my heart. What love! What divine, holy, glorious LOVE You are, Jesus! Behold the Lamb of God, and how He loves us!
O precious, holy Blood of Jesus, I am so, so sorry for all my sins that nailed You to that horrific, torturous cross. I am deeply repentant of all my wrong doings that have caused others pain, but especially to You, my Divine Redeemer. (Tears flowing.) I feel great hurt in my heart for having done so and I want to hide. But I can’t. I love You too much! I love what You’ve done for me. You’ve hidden me in Your heart, O Lamb of God and I belong to You forevermore.
No earthly love can compare to this! Precious Redeemer Jesus, You were heaven sent to be our sacrificial lamb for cutting the New Covenant with God’s people. This covenant is not so much about law as it is about LOVE – true, godly, holy, forever LOVE. This love divine is beyond human words to describe because of the magnitude of it’s glorious power.
Jesus’ blood has torn down all satan’s strongholds and the enemy has nothing left to stand on. He’s finished! He’s done for! He’s lost! The battle was over at Golgotha’s Hill. Jesus paid for all my ugly sins and I am forever free.
I drink Your Blood, O Lamb of God, and cannot even express with mere words how beautiful this freedom is. I exalt You forever and ever! I praise, worship and adore You, O Sacred Love, with my entire being. Let all of heaven and earth praise the Lord! He is worthy to be praised! He is our exalted King of glory! Amen. Amen.
Scriptures: Ex. 25:30; John 6; 1 Cor. 11:26; Heb. 9:22; Rev. 1:5, 5:9; 12:11; Eph. 1:7; Luke 22:20; 1 Pet. 1:8; Rev. 17:14
Women of Fire Fellowship
Resumes with weekly meetings on Saturdays, beginning January 5th, 10 AM at the Strategic America Offices, 6600 Westown Pkwy., West Des Moines, Ia. Please register at: www.intimacy-with-God.com or call 515-270-0231.
This year will be quite different! After much prayer I’ve heard the Holy Spirit’s directive and must now proceed full force, no holding back. Isaiah 58:1a, “Cry loudly, do not hold back; raise your voice like a trumpet…”
This directive came as a result of our recent trip to Israel. For any one of us to ever to be truly blessed by the Lord – or – to have ongoing revival, we must abide by God’s Word in Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May they prosper who love you.’”
Before leaving for Israel, my husband and I, along with some dear friends, were offered a high level ‘government briefing. ‘ But we weren’t sure exactly what that meant. So all we asked for was, “Tell us how to pray for Israel.” It was then suggested that we meet with a noted official in the government, General Doron Almog, who has fought in four wars, highly decorated, and has many accolades for other great achievements. He certainly has the makings of becoming a future Prime Minister. What an amazing man of such high calibre of whom we were most honored and privileged to meet! This ‘briefing’ or ‘meeting’ gave us many amazing insights on how to pray and support our ‘homeland’ of Israel. After all, as Christians, we have been grafted in to the Jewish heritage of our Lord Jesus. (Rom. 11) We came away with a burning desire in our hearts to see revival, not just in Israel, but in our own homeland and across the globe!
Therefore, WOFF will begin each meeting with a ‘high level, governmental briefing from God’s Throne Room.’ After this ‘briefing’ (or teaching, or directive from the Lord), we’ll enter into fiery, passionate purposed prayer for revival in our marriages, homes, workplaces and all across the 99 counties of Iowa and beyond, to our country and those across the earth. We will begin praying through all the prophecies given and proclaimed in my book, ‘Words Aptly Spoken.’ We’ll pray for the cleansing of our ‘own temples’ first and foremost, then on to intercession for healings, restorations, salvations by the thousands and so much more!
Be a part of WOFF for a ‘time such as this’ in this strategic hour in which we live. The Esther anointing is flowing right now. It’s time for us to REFIRE for the purposes of God, and time is of the essence. The time is NOW. We need fresh, holy, blazing bonfires of glory to come upon us rekindling and refiring our passion for God, His people, His plans and purposes. Ladies of the Lord - this is our Esther moment in history! Thus, every precious woman who comes, I will be anointing with special ‘Esther oil’ from the Holy Land.
Will you join us? Will you be a part of this divine assignment? I pray that you will.
Get both Linda’s new book and her CD for a one time offer of $25 (plus $4 shipping/handling). Offer available till the end of the year. Order immediately for Christmas delivery - or for a birthday or anniversary gift, or simply to just to bless a friend with a wonderful spiritual gift!
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TESTIMONIES OF LINDA’S NEW BOOK
“I have just finished your book, ‘Holy Communion! Holy Invasion!’ and must say that it was everything I had been looking for! It’s going to be a wonderful resource as I take Holy Communion and re-read the spiritual significance of all that it stands for.” K.H.
“I started reading your book last night, and didn’t want to put it down! The awesome and holy presence of God came over me! When I put your book down, it was as if God had ‘nailed’ me to my bed! … I’m still ‘reaping’ the effects today! Thank you, thank you for blessings me with your book. I want to order some for gifts as well as the Communion CD. " K.L.
“I have started your book and it’s amazing! I just want to cry in joy. It’s like all the answers I’ve been searching for the last months may be right there waiting for me. The Lord has given you great things to share and I, among many, am thrilled. Thank you so very much. I can’t wait to keep digging in. I do want to order three as of right now.” C.W.
“We were delighted to get your book. Thank you so much. It is wonderful. Today we put our hands on it and prayed for its blessing and expansion. With His blessing, nothing can stop it. We’re anxious to go on with the precious inspiration of the book… We took Communion after our devotions with the book.” Pastor & Mrs. D.P.
Other Books by Linda:
Armageddon Bride - This is about the morality of our times.
*$14, plus $4 for shipping and handling
Words Aptly Spoken - This is the documentation (with photographs) of our ministry’s Prophetic Prayer Journey to Iowa’s Country Courthouses.
$19, plus $4 shipping and handling
Contact IWG Ministries to place your order or buy on line at: www.intimacy-with-God.com