by Keith Miller

Freedom From Roots of Iniquity

The Lord showed me that He's "going after roots." He said, "I'm laying My axe to some roots." The Lord doesn't just go after the root; He replaces it with something holy. Believe me, you want the Lord to get rid of roots in your life that are sources of unholy gates, and you want Him to replace those with gates that are plugged into the root of the "flourishing oil" of His Spirit. He wants His people to be deeply rooted in Him in that area.

Iniquity and curses are those things that you find yourself rendered powerless against. The Lord wants His people free. He's told me many times, "I love you too much to leave you in any condition but the BEST."

Do you have children? If so, would you want your children to be bound in anything? Of course you wouldn't. You would do whatever you could to get your child loosed! If we love our children thus, it's only a small iota of the love the Father has for us. You don't have to stay in chains anymore because there's Somebody here--by His atonement--who wants to deal with every iniquity and transgression. He wants you FREE!

Divine Justice is a GOOD Thing!

The Lord is releasing more and more teaching about Divine justice, accessing the courts of Heaven, and rendering a verdict against everything that's ripping you off!

"Blessed is the man you choose and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple. By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us..." (Psalm 65:4-5).

That phrase "awesome deeds in righteousness" means "acts of justice."

Do the words "spirit of judgment" scare you? The burning fire, the spirit of burning, the spirit of judgment--it's not as you imagine it to be, in fact, you should INVITE the Spirit of burning and the Spirit of judgment because God's not coming to judge you. You've already been judged, and you've been found covered in His grace and favor!

As a believer, you are free from guilt because of the Blood of Jesus and have right standing with Him through the Cross. What He wants to judge is everything in your life that is ripping you off from knowing the fullness of your inheritance in the Lord, because we are a chosen generation--a holy priesthood--a peculiar people set apart for Him, invited into the Kingdom! Don't you want to live your life to your Kingdom fullness?

Inviting the Spirit of burning or the Spirit of judgment is really inviting God's holy justice to begin to deal with everything in your life that's robbing you of who you really are in Christ Jesus.

I'm ready for more than just a little bit of revival--I'm ready for an AWAKENING. And the awakening that I want to see is for God's people to RISE UP into the FULLNESS of who we are in the LORD! Tell yourself right now, "You're marvelous!" He says you are!

Clothed in POWER

"O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far off seas; who established the mountains by His strength, being clothed with power." (Psalm 65:5-6).

God is "clothed with power." When God reveals an attribute of Himself in a certain way (like His strength), then we can begin to operate in that facet of Him that we behold. Wouldn't you like to be clothed with fresh strength and power right now from God? Wouldn't you like to put on a new suit of dunamis (the Holy Spirit's power upon you)?

Most of us like new clothes. My wife does, especially shoes. How about clothing yourself with a new suit of power, whereby you become more aware about WHO is with you, instead of the circumstances around you? God's suit of power fits us well! Friends, God wants you clothed with His mighty, strong power.

Rivers of Harvest!

"You Who still the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples. They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice. You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it" (Psalm 65:7-9).

Would you like some seas stilled in your life? One of the things that the Lord showed us in a recent conference was that He is releasing a fresh rain to His people right now. It's a fresh and enriching rain that brings forth a harvest of the wealth of Him in you. He waters seeds of the Word in you, and the river of God begins to flow out of you--the river of the God of harvest.

It's a full river not just a wee bit full but FULL, and if the river of God is full and it is in you, that makes YOU full. His river makes you FULL. Ponder that for a moment for revelation. A river constantly flows with fullness, and that's your inheritance--the Lord's fullness! There's a generation spoken of in the book of Zechariah that plugs into the Word and the anointing, and walks in the ceaseless, perpetual flow of the rich, flourishing oil of the Holy Spirit. Their hands literally drip with fresh oil, and they're called "sons of fresh oil." You can walk in that same flow!

Fresh, Spring Rain

"You water its ridges abundantly, you settle its furrows; you make it soft with showers, you bless its growth" (Psalm 65:10).

We're about to experience the gentle rain, but expect the gusher! God is watering the parched ground, breaking up the dust, and breaking up the clots, so that the tender roots can come forth. How about some fresh, spring rain? Psalms 68:7-8 says that when God marched to Sinai, the heavens opened and dropped rain. Sinai itself was moved at the presence of the God of Israel.

The dropping action of the rain signifies prophetic discourses. When God speaks, it is like thunder and lightning. So imagine the power of a single word of favor spoken from Him into your life? What a great word to hear from the Lord.

"And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes" (Ezekiel 47:9).

The River of God flows from the threshold of the temple. Jesus is our threshold, the carrier of the temple of the Holy Spirit, the presence of God. When He hung, pierced in His side on the Cross, it wasn't only blood that flowed out of Him, but also water. We should see this as the greatest example of Zechariah 4:10 (in the vision of the lampstand and olive trees) in that we are not to despise the day of small beginnings. Why? Because what began as a trickle out of a Man's side, has become a mighty river of salvation where more people are being saved now, than ever in the history of the Church! Expect restoration, healing, and life wherever this river flows.

I've noticed lately in our meetings that it seems easier to get people saved. Right now it's easy! Would you like it to be easy to see people saved, where striving and hard labor to see the lost saved would cease so that when you say, "Come!" they'd just come? I've seen Heaven rip open in a service where people came to the altar in droves to be saved after I gave the altar call. I heard the Heavens rend, and it was like, "Yes! Way to go Jesus! Yeah! Holy, holy, holy! Another one comes, Lord!"

The Church is about to know joy! When this joy hits the Church, even the children will hear and be glad, and their hearts will rejoice in the Lord! (Zechariah 10:7). Ask God to hit your house like that, with His joy!

Crown of Goodness

You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. They drop on the pastures of the wilderness, and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing" (Psalm 65:11-13).

Verse 11 says that"He will crown your year with goodness." Ask Him for the river to flow in and out of your life right now! Are you looking for breakthrough? If you haven't seen it, then get revelation of the Blood, of the atonement, of the name of Jesus--because when you do, you will see that Jesus did all of the work already for you! Then, God will drop favor into your wilderness!

Grace Gets You In--Favor Keeps You In

Your path will drip with abundance, and God will drop favor on your wilderness. This is the year where you will come out of the wilderness! NO MORE WILDERNESS! You're not going to just touch or get there and then be pushed back into the wilderness, God will take your shame and give you double honor instead of confusion; He will give you peace and a double portion of the land of your inheritance (Isaiah 61:7). His grace will get you into your land of inheritance. You CAN break through, and do you know why? Because grace is an endowment--it's a supernatural endowment of the power, energy, and favor of God--God working on your behalf. God is busy on your behalf!

Grace gets you to the land, but His favor keeps you in your inheritance. Favor also becomes a shield in the midst of it: "For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield" (Psalm 5:12). Trust that His favor will keep you in the land--no going back and forth, but staying put! In Texas we say, "We ain't going nowhere!"

Favor causes even those who don't like you, to act on your behalf, to do things for you. Remember, God sets a table before you in the presence and midst of your enemies (Psalm 23). People will wonder and say, "I don't know why I'm doing this," because God will stir the hearts--yes, He can change the hearts of kings!

Lasting Harvest

Expect the flock to come in, "the pastures are clothed with flocks." Expect the grain (harvest!). Expect lots of grain--Kingdom harvest for a flock of souls. Expect and believe that you will see more people saved in the next two years through you than you've seen in the past twenty! In fact, I believe there's a revelation being released by the power of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life that we will not only see people saved but set free for good, never going back to the junk they've come out of. Because of the atonement, we can say, "No more, no more, no more!" Not only has He washed you and cleansed you of every sin, but we are coming against every iniquity, every transgression and every open door. They are going to close by the blood of Jesus, and no man, nor devil can reopen them!

Hear and know this, that when the Lord goes after something, He doesn't just put a little bandage on it; He goes right to the root--WHAM! There won't even be a desire to sin anymore. No more superficial band-aid Christianity! Whom the Lord sets free will be TOTALLY free!

I believe that we're about to have services and meetings when people leave, people will leave a whole lot different than when they arrived. How powerful is the blood of Jesus? The atonement says, "I'll not only wash you of your sins, but I'm going to make a covenant with you. I'm not only going to loose you from your iniquity and transgression, but I'm going to make you a marvel in the land!" The Lord will make your life a marvel! You ARE a sign and a wonder! Come on, are you ready to see that kind of revival? How hungry are you for this river?

Watch and see, and don't stop until you see the addicts drop everything at the altar and leave a whole lot different than before. Once they taste a little glory, they'll never want a drug again. Once Jesus grabs ahold of them, and they grab ahold of Jesus, they'll experience an unforgettable high.

It feels good to be free. One of the freedoms that are coming to the Church is that we'll stop worrying about what everybody thinks about us. WHO CARES! The Lord is happy with me! I'm in the Beloved! How could I ever feel any rejection? I'm in Him and He's in me. What else could anyone want? We are anchored, secure, and set in--no longer tossed to and fro. Let's be strong! Be strong IN THE LORD.

Nets that Don't Break

I'm ready for this revival, for this harvest of souls! I'm asking the Lord for the nets to not break, because I don't want to see all the fish (new Christians) drop out, fall away, or get away. If Charles Finney could see 90% of the people who were born again in his meetings walk strong in the Lord during his day, do you know that you can too?

Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken (John 21:11).

Here the disciples cast their net and landed not little fish but BIG fish--one hundred and fifty-three full, large fish! I like big fish! It's no fun catching tiny ones. We have a big God, so we can catch big fish.

Nets can represent the unity of the brethren. Unity is not reached when we all act the same way; unity is coming into one Spirit--the Holy Spirit--to see the will of the Lord accomplished in the land. Contend for strong nets of unity in the Body of Christ so that you can catch great, large fish.

Kingdom Harvest

Not only can we believe for a harvest of souls, but Psalm 65:13 says that the valleys are also covered with grain, that they shout for joy, that they also sing. We can believe for Kingdom harvest, which is a harvest for a believer's life, to see the works or the things that you've been ordained for. By the power of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, you will walk out 2007 and 2008 fully pleasing the Lord, being led by Him, being fruitful in every good work, and multiplying! You will see His power fulfill your calling and purpose. Your vat will be full of grain!

We all want to share the truth with people who are bound--about the power of the atonement, because there's power in it! Salvation is so much more than saying a short prayer. Let's examine Acts chapter two, to see how the atonement and salvation can mean TOTAL victory.

SOZO, not So-So

"And it shall come to pass that whoever calls
on the name of the Lord shall be saved"
(Acts 2:21).

"Saved" in this passage is the Greek word "sozo." Sozo doesn't mean the same as "so-so!" There's power in this word because its context is not only in the saving of the spirit, but the salvation from disease and deliverance from iniquity. WHOEVER calls on the name of the Lord can be saved "sozo," that is, will come into the wholeness of body, mind, and spirit! This is the kind of saving we need for revival in the land--the fullness of salvation.

When Jesus was in Capernaum, and preached the Word (Mark 2:1), He wanted them to understand what was about to happen. When the two lowered the paralytic man through the ceiling to access Jesus, they literally ripped off the roof to get near Him! When Jesus healed the man, they said, "We've never seen anything like this!"

Healing Presence

Your house can be so anointed with His healing presence that it'll rip off the roof. How badly do you want that? Oh that my house would always have the healing presence of the Lord that people would tear apart the roof just to get in! I'd have to move out, and just say, "Well, have the house!"

So, what did Jesus say? Don't gloss over this passage of Scripture, because it will equip you to believe that when you pray for people, that when they get saved, they can also receive healing:

Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, "Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, "Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, "Arise, take up your bed and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--He said to the paralytic, "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"(Mark 2:1-12).

They saw some "first things" didn't they? Note that Jesus didn't say, "Be healed." He first said to the paralytic, "Your sins are forgiven." And Jesus said that with forgiveness of sins came healing, and right there, sozo happened.

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:5-6).

Here we see the atonement in the Old Testament, can you see the physical healing too? We see sozo throughout Scripture, as when Jesus healed the blind person, and He said, "Your sins are forgiven, now you are made whole," and the man could see.

Salvation is the atonement--"the coming out of the old way and coming into His way"--it's coming into His wholeness. Sozo means:

"To make whole, heal, or be whole; to save, keep safe and sound; to rescue from danger or destruction; to save a suffering one from persistent suffering, from disease; to make one well, to heal, restore health; to save from evils which have struck the reception of the Messiah's deliverance."

You have the power of sozo in your mouth! We're to proclaim, "You can be saved! Whoever calls on the name of the Lord can be saved!" Dive into His Word to study the meaning of sozo, and find other applications there. It's incredible! Everywhere that Jesus cured incurable disease, He said, "I make you whole," and "whole" is the word sozo. It's the same root word as "salvation" in Acts 2:21, it's the same word for "saved" in Romans 10:17, "That whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Sozo is not only knowing that you're saved and born again, but that you are healed and whole and set free from everything in your past. And if it doesn't manifest 100% immediately, we need to decree and proclaim that it's going to manifest!

Ripe Fields for Healing Harvest

Research found that there are an estimated 80 million people in America who say they are battling some kind of pain in their body, and it discovered that the number two reason why people miss work is pain in the body, such as arthritis.

Eighty million people: that's a big harvest ripe for healing revival! I wasn't even aware of this until a few weeks ago. You see, I've been going after an anointing of healing for pain because I read in the Bible in Isaiah 53 that in the atonement Jesus got carried away for our pain. So, guess what? That means you don't have to keep your pain, and I can decree over you and pray with a confidence, "Nope! You're going to get set free of every bit of pain, and it's not coming back!"

Our ministry is amazed because we're seeing so many people healed. Now I'm just about to "step up the mountain" and go after something more. You know what I mean? How about blind eyes? Deaf ears? I believe we're going to have services where every person is healed. That will be one glorious first! I want that kind of healing anointing where ALL are healed, and I'm not quitting until we see it!

Going After the Roots

Do you have things in your life you just want to get free of? Remember, the Lord is going after the roots of iniquity in our lives. We don't need to be afraid to invite the Spirit of burning and judgment to come. We need Him to come so that the Lord will render a judgment on your behalf, and He's going to call whatever it is that's ripping you off "guilty," and He's going to pluck it out. He will bring reversal or restoration of things that have been robbed from you.

Now remember, in the atonement He doesn't just put a band-aid over your problem; He goes against it and plucks it out. You will find out that you're not going to have to wage battle against some of the things you've been waging battle against anymore, because you've been trying to pull and deal with the roots yourself. You're not able to pull them out, but God is well able to deal with the roots.

So you understand that when you begin to say, "Lord help me! I want everything out of my life." And then you say, "Where's all this coming from...what's this, what's that?" And then you try to push it all back down. Don't push it all back down--just get rid of it! You then need to ask the Lord, "What's the root?" because you don't want the root anymore.

For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, was grafted in among them, and with them become a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree (Romans 11:16-17).

This describes transference of character, so that it's no longer you, but Christ who lives in you! Plug yourself into the Holy Spirit in such a way that you become a partaker of His divine nature--not your old nature. What a transfer! What an awesome thing to have His river flow out of our lives to deliver others, too, to be hope to the hopeless, strength to the feeble!

Sozo salvation literally does reverse the curse, and we're on the earth to go about by the unction of the Holy Spirit, decreeing the word that reverses the curses. Don't you want to live out of this ever-flowing River? Ask the Lord to unleash this in you now!

Prayers of Activation and Transformation

I want to end this message by ministering to you personally the things I've brought out in this article. Please read on and just let the Lord bless and minister to you through these prayers I've written below for you:

Lord, I thank You for this precious person reading this message. Lord, I've shared out of Your Word. Now come confirm the Word in this person's life. I ask for breakthrough for all who have been bound; give liberty to the captives in anything and everything in their lives that keeps them back, rips them off, and cheats them--loose it from them NOW!

I also ask for a harvest river to begin to flow out of their lives this year for souls. Make these dear ones powerful soul-winners in Your Kingdom, and fill their vats full of grain and new wine, which is new anointing. Make them ones who hear the sounds of Heaven rejoicing over souls plucked out of the fangs of the devil!

Thank You, Lord, that You have plucked them out of the fire, and You will not leave any of Your children in a bound condition, but You will, as in Zechariah 3, take off their old clothes and give them clean linen! Thank You that You also say You will put a new turban on their head, which is a new way of thinking. They are leaving the old things and stepping into the new right now.

I thank You right now in the mighty name of Jesus and by the power of Your Blood that each and every thing in this person's life and heart that is ripping them off and plundering them now has no place in them anymore.

It isn't what people have said to you. It isn't who you've said you are. Now you're going to begin to hear who HE says you are! It's going to bring a renewing of the mind, and it's going to bring transformation! Now Father God, I thank You by the power of the Blood of Jesus that those who have given their hearts and lives to You are washed, cleansed, and every bit of iniquity, every bit of transgression is loosed in Jesus' mighty name!

Lord, I specifically pray and ask You to break lying spirits off of your people that have been lying to them. Set them free from the lies that bring condemnation and shame. I tell you, it's loosed right now in Jesus' name!

Lord, release Your people from traps of bitterness. Thank You for releasing us out of the trap of bitterness that has caused hatred. Where hatred and bitterness once had a place and brought rot to our bones, now restore youthfulness back to the lives of Your people, bringing love and peace.

Lord, break every word curse off of Your people's lives. These can feel like a metal band or heaviness on the frontal part of the brain. Thank You, Lord, that You say in Your Word that, "He sends out His arrows and He scatters the bitter words." Come and scatter the bitter words over this dear reader's life.

Father, I pray this with aggressive faith because I know Your Word and I know that by Your Blood this one will be free. Who You set free is FREE INDEED! So I know that You refuse to allow Your people to stay in any binding condition. Help this reader become one who ministers out of this same kind of flow to others around them. Give them violent faith; not a violent rebellion thing, but a determination that every unrighteous thing be dealt with--that Your justice would be released, and there would be a reversal of unrighteousness into the righteous acts of God!

Please pray this prayer out loud with me, "Father God, I thank You that by the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ, every iniquity, every transgression, every curse has no place in me, in my family, or in my children's children anymore! It's broken!"