When Prophesying Has Become Difficult – Lloyd Acree

When Prophesying Has Become Difficult

November 30, 2023 3:33 PM
Lloyd Acree

To all who will listen, my message today is simple but entirely different from what I usually share; as I would normally present words and dreams from the Lord: simple and clear for what the revelation must be.

However there is another ancient term for prophecy, and it is “the burden of the Lord”.

At various times, of innumerable historical events, the prophets carried with them signs of their time rather than words: and that is what I must share today.

That is not all! The Lord has burdened another brother of mine with the same kind of burden! And we both met our breaking point last night, simultaneously. We have discussed this at length and found that we are both of clean consciences, free of sin to the best of our knowledge, and confessing anything else to each other so we know that this has nothing to do with our own failures of any kind.

When I say that prophesying has become difficult I don’t mean that it’s going to change; it will always be the same spiritual process, the same discipline, the same practice of hearing from the Holy Spirit in all matters. What I mean is that this time for me has become a season in which I do not wish to prophesy, and as I attempt to make sense out of the burden of the Lord it takes days and even weeks to be sure why I experience the burden that I do.

This burden as usual however has been sorrow, and has reached a breaking point to where I must share it as testimony.

Jeremiah 25:15 (32 LXX):
The Wine of Judgment

My testimony is that I am so grieved that I have even reached for alcohol whereas I never use alcohol for anything other than the kinds of special events that Christ also attended. Unbeknownst to me, my prayer partner who has felt the same burden also reached for a drink last night! We are both feeling the same thing and it is simply overwhelming. It is truly horrific, the kind of grief that you don’t want to even think about lest it consume your heart again. So I can’t express enough how much I want this grief to depart from me, so I can return to living my life. This may shock some that I took a drink but I am sharing this detail to show you all just how miserable and intolerable this pain has become. I used one beverage to pray easier, and ended up bawling to the Lord.

What I feel is like the grief of losing an only child, or a spouse, or even an entire family. It is truly debilitating. Over the last two weeks I have spent what feels like half of my days in bed, and sometimes I only get up after others have prayed for me.

This dramatically manifested prophecy is not in words but in the actions I have endured. It is the drama that is required to sink into my heart and mind just how deeply the Father YHWH must warn us in the deepest places of our souls: this world has brought upon itself the greatest sorrows.

We are going into a future of bereavement.

Many will feel what I have felt and will not be able to function. The sorrow itself will be enough to break down every other part of our lives, if the Lord does not uphold and grant us the desperate strength to keep going: and even then, we must remember the example of Job who accepted the loss of all his things.

We are becoming the Job generation.

This burden of heart-shredding immense pain has been to drive me into this public meditation.

It has been to provoke and force me to become a form of “writing on the wall”, that we are lost if we are not discerning this imminent change in our world, and that nothing will be the same: thus it should be obvious, WOE to those who ignore the warnings and do not build a foundation on the Rock who is Jesus Christ, and who do not prepare their hearts for cleansing and a pure conscience.

“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”

1 Timothy 6:17-21

Now everyone will be tested and the world sifted like wheat (and we know that Satan was eager to do this against Peter, but Christ prayed for him). So, are you among those who receive the intercession, and are being prayed for to receive grace and protection from the sifting that soon arrives?

Allow me to warn you my readers that this sorrow is beyond description and bewildering, like a sword cutting away at my heart again and again, like a disability in and of itself which refuses to let go. We are in desperate need of reconciliation for this generation: turn toward God and learn to walk by faith. There is nothing that suffers from the Faith: even the government of every nation should obey the gospel and certainly encourage for the members to hear the Word and pray.

“Thus said the Lord God of Israel; Take the cup of this unmixed wine from mine hand, and thou shalt cause all the nations to drink, to whom I send thee. And they shall drink, and vomit, and be mad, because of the sword which I send among them. So I took the cup out of the Lord’s hand, and caused the nations to whom the Lord sent me to drink…”
Jeremiah 25:15-17 (32 LXX)

The conclusion is that, despite all the knowledge of God, His Word, and miracles that have been shared worldwide in recent gospel movements, and despite all the education and all the advancements and modernizations, our world is rejecting the knowledge of the Most High God and their Creator.

Yet perhaps, in part due to prophetic manifestations like this, we will see another time of repentance. And then judgment will be averted.

“Covet to prophesy,” 1 Corinthians 14:39.

If anyone will forbid prophecy, anywhere, take notice. There are false prophets of course, and all the more in the last days, so how much more should the people accept the prophetic *word of repentance?*


“Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”

Hebrews 3:8-19

Let there be absolutely no mistake about it: the Christian faith requires a lifelong commitment to constant repentance from all sin. Those who live outside this creed are not of the Holy Spirit:

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”

Hebrews 10:26-39

“And the word of the Lord came to Jonas the second time, saying, Rise, go to Nineve, the great city, and preach in it according to the former preaching which I spoke to thee of. And Jonas arose, and went to Nineve, as the Lord had spoken. Now Nineve was an exceeding great city, of about three days’ journey. And Jonas began to enter into the city about a day’s journey, and he proclaimed, and said, Yet three days, and Nineve shall be overthrown. And the men of Nineve believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloths, from the greatest of them to the least of them. And the word reached the king of Nineve, and he arose from off his throne, and took off his raiment from him, and put on sackcloth, and sat on ashes. And proclamation was made, and it was commanded in Nineve by the king an by his great men, saying, Let not men, or cattle, or oxen, or sheep, taste any thing, nor feed, nor drink water. So men and cattle were clothed with sackcloths, and cried earnestly to God; and they turned every one from their evil way, and from the iniquity that was in their hands, saying, Who knows if God will repent, and turn from his fierce anger, and so we shall not perish? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil ways; and God repented of the evil which he had said he would do to them; and he did it not.”

Jonah 3

Lloyd Acree

Nov 30 2023


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