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By Apostle Lynne Hamilton

As a teenager in the 60’s music was my life. The Bee Gees song ‘WORDS’ was rather special to me because it summed up the power and beauty of the effect of what we say and how we say it, especially with the goal of winning someone’s heart. All my life I was a chatterbox, even to the point of being a ‘nervous talker’ i.e. someone who felt the responsibility to keep conversation flowing even if the content was rubbish! I think we’ve all been in a situation at some point where we were stuck with a person who had nothing to say? Very uncomfortable – at least in my experience.

A couple of years ago I asked the Lord to help me to not waste my words, to keep my mouth shut unless I was saying something significant in Him. I didn’t realize what I was asking. I only wanted the prophet in me to be more careful. Since then my natural and preferred ‘state of being’ has been mostly quiet – uncharacteristically quiet. Even to write this article is extremely difficult. Nothing in me wants or needs to talk and I feel I have nothing to say. This is strange because I’m the leader of an international network and people are expecting me to SPEAK! However, my anointing abides and I believe I’m improving in the art of drawing upon it at the right time and circumstance. This helps with precision, which is very important. Jesus said He only said what He heard the Father saying. I had mostly concentrated on only DOING what I saw the Father doing. John 5:19,14:24.

So – I believe He removed my personal (and soulish) need to keep talking. As I look around the marketplace it seems everyone is talking on their cellphones, or texting. It’s hard to spot a person who isn’t. This bothers me, especially when I see young mums not engaging and caring for their small children because they’re too busy talking on the phone! It seems the whole world is one big social media chat room. It’s no secret now that we are being listened to and spied upon and the day will come when many will be incriminated via their careless conversations – especially Christians. The traps are being laid carefully. But lest I rave on too much! God Himself is listening and observing our time and energy spent in unprofitable verbal activity. I’m not suggesting we all dumb down, but ought we to consider this Scripture, Matthew 12:36,37? This should give us cause for reflection I think?

With respect – WOMEN can talk! Most of us would agree with this, but how is the quality of what we are saying? And are our words building the recipients of them? In the words of the Bee Gees song – ‘It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away.’ God gave His Word (written) and sent His Word in the Person of His Son Jesus Christ to take hold of our hearts. I wonder what would happen if we all fasted from social media and closed our mouths for even a week? We could trade talking to the whole world for listening to God, Who may just reveal something of Himself or His plan to us? Our prayer life would improve and we would experience real communion with Him and be enriched through it. I do believe this issue is something on the heart of God right now – it’s not just my opinion. I have forsaken opinion lately – my thoughts are not God’s thoughts, as He said.

Personally I’m grateful for my special season. The one called ‘apart from Me ye can do nothing!’ I am drained, but that’s a good thing because I’ll be refilled and re-fueled. I am spent, having sowed the words of the Lord far and wide, and He will not leave Himself with nothing to say through me when He is ready. Meanwhile I don’t want to do anything carelessly because it may accidentally influence people to distraction.

I’ve revealed myself in this article intentionally at God’s instruction because I feel there are women out there who are in the same place. Take heart – we are being reconstructed for the move which is to come. In our silence – His voice speaks, because we are listening.

True leadership flows out of ‘being’, not just ‘doing’. ‘Being’ develops inward strength at our spiritual ‘core’. I trust these words are from our beautiful Lord – I had nothing to say!

Much love to you all.

Lynne

Whatsoever

I have learned that the best way to overcome a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. If we simply attempt to give up a negative without applying a positive we leave a void into which other negatives will be attracted, to our detriment.

This year at Forerunners our specific mandate requires us to OVERCOME NEGATIVITY, DEVELOP IN HOPE. As per usual, every new year the thing God wants us to change in manifests itself stronger for the first few months, causing issues! I don’t worry about this because I realise that manifestation is necessary as part of the exiting process and it will tantrum before it leaves.


Personally, I am very interested in and drawn towards JOY, and living a joyous life which glorifies God. This is a grand desire but it has enemies – NEGATIVITY being the main culprit. Of course the Bible offers the answers to all of our human dilemmas, and PHILIPPIANS CH. 4 gives us vital keys to combat negativity. Ch. 4:4 says “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, REJOICE.” Easier said than done I reckon! If the rejoicing is to be truly authentic rather than phony ‘hyperfaith’ theatrics, then we need to use scripture correctly and literally ‘talk our way out’ from under depressive, oppressive, despairing wet blankets which murder our hopes and dreams and cause us to rot away from the inside out.

NEGATIVITY is a killer and thwarts God’s purposes in our lives – it was the very thing which prevented the Israelites from being permitted to enter the Promised Land. In scripture the words NEGATIVITY AND UNBELIEF are used interchangeably when referring to the attitude and behavior of the Israelites. Very sad.


I want my Promised Land/Destiny! How about you? The battle is won or lost in the arena of the mind, so we must strengthen our mind and load it up with God’s principles so that there is simply no room left for demonic party-poopers. In the words of Billy Joel –‘This is MY life’!

Philippians Ch. 4:8 exhorts us ‘Finally, brethren, WHATSOEVER things are TRUE, whatsoever things are HONEST, whatsoever things are JUST, whatsoever things are PURE, whatsoever things are LOVELY, whatsoever things are of GOOD REPORT; if there be any VIRTUE, and if there be any PRAISE, think on these things.’ Quite a list! True, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtue, praise.

Our mind-sets are the same as our heart – beliefs, and if the mouth speaks what the heart is full of, our belief system will be revealed through the words we choose to speak. Notice the word ‘CHOOSE’! In breaking a habit, CHOICE is involved. As we ‘think on’ the positive virtues listed in this passage, and choose to ONLY speak accordingly, our mental negatives will whither and die of starvation. We are empowered to change.


If our words are our currency, we can spend up BIG investing them in one another. We have responsibility to steward our own lives and build into one another’s lives.  Could it start today? Habits are usually DAILY so a good DAILY exercise would be to think about someone we know and find a way to encourage something from the above list towards them, e.g. ‘If there be any VIRTUE’? Surely everyone has something worth commending? Praise overrules criticism.  The healthy result of this will be verse 7,”And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. The onflow of this will be JOY, and we will reap what we have sown. So lets’ apply ourselves to the WHATSOEVERS and break the cycles of NEGATIVITY in the world around us. We know we can.

You are all so beautiful,

Apostle Lynne

False Witness


Proverbs 6:16-19
These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, A FALSE WITNESS WHO SPEAKS LIES, and one who sows discord among brethren.

If we love God then we will love what He loves and hate what He hates. God is capable of hate, as we can see from the above scripture. He has feelings and I have grown to care about them. I also know that He cares deeply about how I feel.

Most of the New Testament addresses the way in which we, His children, treat one another. He cares deeply about this and Jesus made it very clear that His main desire is that we love one another. The church at large is presently sailing treacherous waters since we are in the very last days and the scriptures pertaining to them. The wheat and the tares are growing fast together.

Years ago I was impacted by the opening chapter of Rick Joyner’s book The Final Quest, which described a vision he had seen of the awful behavior of the saints towards each other, as they fell under the influence of the end time demonic hordes who drove them to extreme hateful antics. I remember thinking that this must break the Father’s heart. It does.

As an apostle I am burdened both by and for the church, and in recent times have been afflicted by many attacks of FALSE WITNESS which have been weapons formed against me. I am not writing this article in an attempt to defend myself – God will defend me – but rather to appeal to Christians who name the name of Jesus Christ yet are pro-active in broadcasting untruths about other Christians.



We are regularly warned from pulpits all over the world concerning the issue of GOSSIP, and so we should take heed. There is a difference between GOSSIP and FALSE WITNESS though, since it is possible to gossip the truth about people and things yet be violating a confidence and broadcasting things which should remain private and confidential. Just because we know something does not mean we have permission to inform others.

FALSE WITNESS however is lying about someone or something supposedly pertaining to them. It’s about broadcasting the wrong facts on purpose in order to discredit them by attacking their character or name. It can ruin a person’s good reputation and is a gross evil, which is why God hates it. It can be fueled by jealously, envy, revenge or pure malice, or even by pharisaical religious zeal wanting to ‘fix’ someone, which is pure vindictiveness. It is a spirit of MALICE, which means ‘active ill-will!’ The devil is the ‘father of lies’ and those who insist on practicing FALSE WITNESS are in danger of becoming his children if they don’t arrest their tongues!

One of the ways this spirit has attacked me personally has been via assumption and presumptuous judgmentalism i.e. some people have presumed to know what they ‘think’ I believe, have been opposed to it and judged me by it and then broadcast it to anyone who would listen to their opinion of the supposed ‘error of my ways/ false doctrine’ etc. This results in me being misrepresented and lied about in and to the public arena, causing people to suspect and distrust me as a minister.

Of course I’m not the only minister victimized by this. Rick Joyner and others have whole websites dedicated to destroying them! I am not claiming to be on their level and I don’t have a persecution complex. My main concern is that the saints and other ministers should STOP practicing these behaviours – IF they love God that is?

How the devil loves it when the saints slander one another and fight on FACEBOOK and other electronic media! Especially if they name one another in a way that exposes them. This is disgusting and the PROPHET in me must WARN about it. Why? Because God’s children must walk in a manner worthy of our call. Apostles are burdened and in labour UNTIL Christ (not the enemy) is formed within the saints.

Something to consider – how do you know that what you are being told about someone is the truth? If it’s something negative and unsavory it should not be passed on even if it is true – we can pray for people if we believe them to be wrong. The scripture warns us not to ‘judge the servant of another’ (Romans 14:4,10)

It’s interesting to me that in Proverbs 6 it says that God hates the PERSON who speaks the lies! Wow! That’s serious! Personally I don’t wish to be hated by God. There are other places in scripture where God is said to hate the PERSON/PEOPLE. I am grateful for His grace and the time He gives to us to repent. Please guys – we live in a nasty world plagued with opinions and arguments, arrogance and criticism, fault – finding, mocking and ridicule, competition and bitterness. This should not be within the Bride of Christ, and one more point please- criticism is NOT ‘truth spoken in love’, as some use as an excuse. Love is KIND – can we please be KIND TO GOD?

Grace to you all,

Apostle Lynne

A Strategic Time

Blessings ladies! It is now a couple of years since we embarked upon this project and I have to say it has moved along at snail's-pace so far. The Lord said He would direct, so I’m not complaining, but He is building carefully because it’s all about people - His precious daughters in particular. I did foresee the main problem we’ve been having, so I knew it would be slow.

For the last fifteen years of my ministry work I’ve been focused on raising leaders - both male and female. This has been very rewarding and I’ve experienced that there is no stopping a woman - once she sees who she is and gives herself into it! (This goes for men too.)

Herein lies the issue, as to give oneself into something we must acknowledge and admit that we are called to it. Women’s Apostolic Alliance is an alliance of five-fold ministers: that is, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, as outlined in Ephesians chapter 4. These are not titles but rather job descriptions, since they are the equipping ministries for the church, given by the Lord Jesus Christ to continue His work, and there are females as well as males amongst them. We do the Lord a disservice if we refuse to acknowledge our ministry identity.

Secular tradespeople are quick to represent themselves properly so that you know what you are getting e.g. plumber, electrician, doctor, dentist, hairdresser etc. They do this so that we can recognise which of them can meet our particular need, and they can be gainfully employed in that area in which they have trained. Everyone benefits when this is clear and we don’t consider them arrogant to self-identify.
So what’s up with us women when we can’t declare ourselves? Good question! We’ve been afraid of the reaction to ourselves if we’ve been perceived as aspiring to positions formally and traditionally held by males. Centuries of subjugation both inside and outside of the church have forced us into support roles and we have told ourselves that this is a woman’s place and a sign of humility. Quite frankly - it’s just been easier. This must change, time is short now.

Our national co-ordinators have all been struggling with and frustrated by beautiful women of God, clearly chosen as 5-fold ministers, who just can’t find the courage to embrace it for fear of what others may think. Deep down they know it’s true, however, and calling themselves by all sorts of other descriptions is displeasing to the Lord, actually. WAA exists to demolish these mind-sets based in fear and bring these women out of the religious bondage closet into true freedom in Christ. This is why, beginning with our newsletter, we will be presenting articles about heroic women of all nationalities who have been used by God as nation changers, societal reformers, and change agents for the betterment of women and children but also all of the community. We trust that these will inspire us all forward into our fullest potential. This alliance of women was God’s idea, He asked for it and told me what to name it. I know He is preparing the voice of the female clergy for the times ahead when Christian women will step into the arena, anointed and appointed to bring His will into effect. Psalm 68:11-12 speaks prophetically of an army of women being released to proclaim the word, or message, of God and bring defeat to the camp of the enemy! “The Lord gives the command, the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: kings of armies flee, they flee, and she who remains at home will divide the spoil.”

Ed Silvoso wrote in his book ‘Women, God’s Secret Weapon’, ‘The Scriptures tell us that the day is fast approaching when God will lift women up and release masses of them into ministry. Psalm 68:11 declares that AT A STRATEGIC TIME God will give a command and a company of women who proclaim the good news will defeat His enemies. An all-female army will bring this about, and it will be a surprise victory.’ (1)

We must rise to meet this, and help each other not to fear, so that we can live our dreams.

Loving us forward

Apostle Lynne


1. Ed Silvoso, Women: God’s Secret Weapon (Ventura, California: Gospel Light, 1998) 282

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