“For God so love the World”
“The harvest has begun.”
“Therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke
Father God, Your servant was faithful to You, drawing multitudes to You. He experienced Your emotion of joy-filled love amidst the Golden Harvest Fields. In honoring those who have gone on before us and for the sake of Your Holy name, let us be found faithful as You guide us into the love of Your heart – Your Golden Fields!!!
“And all these, having gained approval through their faith,
did not receive what was promised,
because God had provided something better for us,
so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.”
The angels are singing
There is such “electricity in the air.” The faith of believers world-wide is alive as Evangelist Bonnke is mourned for his passing and celebrated for his love, integrity, and faithfulness to his family and to the name of God. Could it be that the atmosphere and humanity are responding to the reverberation of the song of angels singing; causing a global awakening of faith, as Brother Bonnke receives his reward? Yes, I believe so.
Fruit of the vine:
Wherever Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and his teams watered the earth with the Word of God, living seeds are now awakening. Lord, may we bend our knee and listen, hearing the sound of heaven’s response as Your servant has come beyond the veil. Son of the Living God, You are worthy of Your inheritance.
“Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
“He who loves his life loses it,
and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
“If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me;
and where I am, there My servant will be also;
if anyone serves Me,
the Father will honor him.”
An Evangelist’s place of empowerment and commissioning is at the Table of Remembrance
As millions ponder the passing of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke into Glory, I cannot but think of Paul’s instructions to eat of the Lord’s Supper. It is the One who carried out this meal within His flesh and first initiated this meal with His friends, who enabled the work of Evangelist Bonnke. Such a glorious harvest, the fruit of his Redeemer’s sacrifice. Christ’s life story is broadcast through the airwaves; represented and proclaimed, every time we partake.
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you broadcast the Lord’s death until He comes.”
For the sake of Christ’s inheritance
The voice of God Himself is erupting through the nations, sounding His Will through the lifeblood of His Son’s testimony. I believe we are in a Kairos epoch of time where no cause is as crucial as the children of God hearing the sound of His voice coming forth like a trumpet, and responding to His opinion. He longs for His Son to receive His inheritance in every nation; along the corridors of government, in hearts of His people, and the incoming Harvest Fields.
The commissioning of the harvesters of the harvest
Yes, He’s looking for our heart response, which takes place at the edge of the “Well of His presence.” A response which returns the attention to His name. Yes, it’s true we have been in preparation for such a moment in history. Forget what lies behind, press forward (leaning on Your Beloved) towards the mark of the upward call of God in Christ.
“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past.”
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Leaning on her beloved?”
Beneath the apple tree, I awakened you …”
Song of Songs 8:5
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Let’s hold on to the hem of His garment as we find the path to His heart – directing us amidst the Golden Harvest Fields – where Father’s emotion is the hidden treasure.
Dec 7, 2019, at the passing of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke
Our ascending gives room for the angels to descend:
This morning I awoke remembering a 1996 strategy the Lord gave while in Toronto Canada. The Lord took me into His classroom for a lesson on “Pulling down strongholds.”
God’s instruction was the “how-to” of dealing with one of the end-time strongholds constantly attempting to mind-bend the nations into its deceptions. Surprisingly, the Holy Spirit is highlighting this portion of the battle today, as of what we are dealing with in Washington DC among the impeachment hearings, upcoming elections, and other events.
This will seem like foolishness to the wisdom of the world, and too simple to those who need their flesh stirred in order to feel accomplished in the battle. I’m sorry to have to say that, but we will be astounded in the simplicity of the strategies of heaven in these last days.
A stronghold that found a place to land in the Middle East in the 600’s has gradually, over the last 60 years, attempted to integrate itself within the mortar of the USA and other nations. The United States 2019 November votes revealed many lower-level positions of government have been won by some who believe in the ways of this stronghold. Knowing their strategy is “relationships through compassion,” these wins are not surprising. Honestly, a God-given cultural gift of ‘family’ (in a twisted form) is being used to meld these ideologies into communities, slowly changing the mindsets of compassionate citizens.
Into God’s Classroom, through an open vision:
The atmosphere outside was thick with war causing us to know a better way was necessary for the breakthrough. A large cylindrical in shape elevator appeared before me, with the intended destination being the heavenly realms.
The doors of this elevator were open giving access to those who desired this path; however, there were no buttons to press that represented the desired floor. We learned quickly of the mechanism allowing upward movement. The mechanism responded to only one thing – the voice of corporate worship. Everyone inside the elevator was invited to enter into worship unto God.
The sustaining power behind the ascending was continued corporate worship. And let me tell you, I witnessed such beautiful corporate worship unto the Father. Such a powerful unity and union began. We were ascending.
As we approached the specified elevation, I was then shown who was waiting for us. Holding steady in anticipation of the upcoming assignments, God’s warring angels were surrounding the circumference of the elevator’s stopping point. The angels were waiting for God’s people to ascend into this level – -sphere of worship. They were listening for the “click” of the elevator as it completed its journey to the intended heavenly dimension.
The angels watched as the elevator stopped, and once they heard the low-tone click; without any hesitation, the angels were released from their holding posts and began their descent into the second heaven realms where the demonic strongholds warred.
They were the ones assigned to this task, on behalf of the will of God.
To war, fulfilling God’s will.
Our God-given assignment?
Engage in Spirit-led worship until our audience with our Lord was sealed complete.
We are now nearing the end of the second decade within this new Millennium. No doubt, further understanding has been made since 1996. We are in the days where our generation will heed to the audible voice of The Great “I Am”. The children of God will hear the voice of Father God, as His Will is loosed among the nations. Yes, yes – it will cause us to stop mid-step. He will command our attention, our humility, our elation, and involvement.
He is not asking us to work, sweating in despair. He is asking us to take the time to eat the scrolls of His Word, and in so doing our faces will be set firm (stronger than flint). This, in turn, will draw us into Union with Him as Inheritors of the Promise. The promise is Oneness with Him and union with one another. Ruling and reigning to follow.
We as Believers have spent much energy trying to win wars through physical energy spent, sweating in intercession. Remember? Ezekiel clearly states the garments of the priests are made of linen so that they would not sweat. We are learning in this decade the true meaning of linen cloth. For the glory of Union is what our spirits have longed for since the day Father sent us to this earth.
Yes, for those of us who lead movements, it is an integral part of the journey to ask God to heal the hearts of the watchmen and watchwomen, so that they can harmonize with the sound of the voice of God. Anxious intercessions have no room. Wounded warriors have been called to the operating rooms, many throughout 2017-2019. Some will find themselves in that place in 2020. Many who have gone through the recovery are now find their “sea legs” again, about to move once again into assignments with greater discernment and sight.
Those in public office, whose boots are on the ground in integral positions need those whose faces are set firmer than flint. They are in need of watchwomen and men to be aligned spirit, soul, and body with God as the Light of their inner tabernacle. Freedom, the creative flow of heaven, worship, – – the ‘life in linen’ is now.
Evidence of the strength of Christ’s Blood:
The spirit of the United States of America is in need of us to courageously accept the gift of trusting the Father’s voice and drawing near to Him to accept a partnership with His Son through worship.
The spirit of the United States and every nation of the world is in need of us to courageously bend our knee to the power of God’s river of government. Yes, within us first!! He governs within us and within our nation. Such a yielding is union. (more on this later).
The sound of God’s Will found within the lifeblood of the Lamb
The Will of God has been confirmed and sealed through the Testimony of His Son Jesus Christ. The sound of His Testimony and His Father’s Will resounds through the Lifeblood of the Father’s resurrected Dread Champion, Jesus Christ His Son.
May I say that the Will of God, written long before the universe was formed, was dipped into the priceless lifeblood of His Son?
The mere sprinkling of this lifeblood of Jesus,’ over an evil conscience, washes us clean making a way for us to enter into the Holy of Holies. Father has made a way for us to be tied in holiness to His conscience – to His Spirits of Holiness – to the fruits of His Kingdom and activated through His gifts.
Father has made a way for us, politicians, leaders, everyone to be delivered from the webs of mind control of the ages and brought into the mindsets of Eternities only Deity. Jesus Christ is His name. This is how we can pray for the leaders of nations at this time.
Father has made a highway from His heart to ours. It is He who says, “Now enter into My rest!”
A New and Living Way
19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Just remember ONE DROP OF BLOOD APPLIED, which causes the disintegration of the powers of darkness controlling the minds of those afflicted, is available. Politicians and otherwise.
Yes, Let’s draw near to the One who is worthy. He will allow us to witness the trophies gained upon the victorious battlefields.
An individual who works in a governmental role had been justly warring for a specific placement. The battle at times was intense as words were spoken laced with unseen arrows, meant to demean the very nature of God within. Oftentimes the thought of going back to the familiar was the greatest temptation. Yes, even as the door was still open up ahead. The barrage of fiery darts can truly blur the path ahead.
One morning, Holy Spirit urged this individual to get up early and to “eat the scrolls” of the Word of the Lord. It was within this hour that God’s strategy became clear. He revealed the stronghold’s identity. One of the eastern angels of darkness was revealed but not touched, debated, focused on or fought; instead, the route of worship was chosen. Within an hour someone in the house woke up and said, “There is such a covering of peace in the house this morning – I wonder what God is doing?” They did not know that “scroll eating” was the morning’s menu.
Within a short time later, on the same day, the papers came to the top of the pile soon to be signed; in the meantime, important connections began to be made.
As we have moved 2000 years away from the apostles and prophets, teachers and pastors, and evangelists who were in face to face with God, it has been recognized that some find it important to give heed, to pass across our lips, to ponder on, to touch, to give time to, to bow to the strength of strongholds of hell? In the days of the prophets, deliverers, and apostles they were not even allowed to look upon the idols worshipped in their day. The name rarely crossed their lips, and if it did it was as a rebuke and not unto defeat nor fear.
Let’s consider that what we give weight to; it that thing which somewhere in the recesses of our being we knowingly or unknowing worship. Yes, to divorce such unholy alliances are to accept a consecration desired by our Maker and God.
As our feet are unshackled, we will realize the ease of soaring with Him into the high places of His presence. We have been exonerated by the Greatest Judge of all. His name is Yeshua, Lamb of God who abolished our transgressions and iniquities.
Strongholds of governmental measure will be dealt with by one drop of our Redeemer’s Blood. In the meantime, let’s continue to learn the ways set for us as we engage this new Epoch of time. And if you are one who finds yourself in the halls of government, we are praying and cheering you on.
Let’s choose ” Worship and The Scroll.”
Equipping the saints for Dinner with Jesus (I’m playing with this sub-title… how should we word this? )
Communion with the High Priest of our faith
Holy Spirit, our Rabboni Teacher, is instructing us (His kingdom priests) to receive the gift of perceiving through the eyes of the High Priest and King of the Kingdom of God – His Dread Champion. [trailing off here for a second… Yes, we are to emulate Him, become like Him – His glory on the earth. We will be more aware of this holy priesthood in this new epoch of time; accepting holy union with Him.] OK back to our Rabboni instructing us.
“I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich,
and white garments so that you may clothe yourself,
and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed;
and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore, be zealous and repent.
‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
It is in receiving God’s kindness through repentance that sight given reveals the Door. In receiving the One who stands at the door we accept the invitation to dine with the resurrected Christ. Yes, Holy Communion with the Living Sacrifice! Breaking Bread together draws us close to the Identity and Deity of Jesus Christ – the Glory of the Father.
Such a supper empowers our God-given positions and postures us as watchmen/women priests on Nehemiah’s Wall, and as noblewomen/men in the courts of our King.
Let me introduce this sentence here, and dialogue deeper on this at a later date. Governmentally the river of the Spirit of God’s government carries all that is needed in order for the “spirit of a nation” to bend towards Him. Yes, all these battlefronts are about the identity-spirit of nations responding to God. As we worship and war (from rest) in the valley of decision for the response, our role is to partner with God and bring healing to the land so it can yield its increase.
His strength – His Godhead – His absolute nature is our focus. Yes, the river of His government will stream into nations, causing governments to respond. The muddied waters of destructive accusations are muted in the presence of the Spirit of God’s Government. Breaking Bread together draws us into the Awe of His I AM.
“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.
To do righteousness and justice is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.”
We are turning toward His ways. This empowers us to move in a victorious knowing and partnership with Him. He is the I Am – the Absolute of the nations. The nations are being beckoned towards His Fathering. Breaking Bread together causes us to yield to His rest, making room for our Dread Champion–the King of His Father’s Kingdom and the comfort of His Father’s eye.
When we, the priestly kingdom*, break bread together we are in the midst of a priestly action. It was the priests of old who ate the meat from the sacrificial offerings*. A percentage was allotted to them, strengthening them as they carried out the sanctuary and court services. Because the ultimate sacrifice was raised above the earth more than 2000 years ago*, we can come together to commemorate and broadcast* what our Highest Priest has done. In so doing, we yield to who He is today and volunteer our lives on the day of His power*.
“He has made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.”
“Now this shall be the priests’ due from the people,
from those who offer a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep,
of which they shall give to the priest
the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.
You shall give him the first fruits of your grain, your new wine, and your oil,
and the first shearing of your sheep.
For the Lord, your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes,
to stand and serve in the name of the Lord forever.”
“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so, must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
1 Corinthians 11:26*
“” The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying,
“Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power;
In holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
Your youth are to You as the dew.
The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at Your right hand;
He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
He will judge among the nations,
He will fill them with corpses,
He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.
He will drink from the brook by the wayside;
Therefore, He will lift up His head.”
It is to this table that we come to today.
November 3, 2019
Gideon and His 300
This morning while on Twitter a video posting by a journalist in Hong Kong caused deep sorrow to my spirit. For a few hours, it was difficult to speak. There were no answers just groaning prayers, turning my heart towards God waiting for understanding. This experience is so small in comparison to what those on the ground have experienced.
A few hours ago, the Holy Spirit urged me to open the scriptures. Yielding to this I randomly opened my Bible and without glancing closed my eyes, sensing God’s desire to direct me. “God, what is the message to Your children in Hong Kong? Where do I turn my spirit to hear Your direction? Words will not work, Lord. Where will these groanings lead? Keep my voice, for I desire what You want me to see. Lord, where within Your scriptures are the wisdom needed for Hong Kong?”
While my eyes were closed I began to “see” the story of Gideon. The pitchers with the torches inside were being carried by those in Hong Kong. After the “vision,” I looked down (for the 1st time) to my bible. There in front of me was Judges 6:16-7:5 (pages 366 and 367). Surprised, I looked twice to make sure I was seeing correctly. What I was shown while my eyes were closed is what was opened before me in scripture.
This is the review of the story and my ponderings.
The children of Israel had done evil in the sight of the Lord and were under the powers (hand) of Midian (meaning strife) for seven years. The oppression Gideon and his people were experiencing, became exasperated whenever the children of Israel would sow the seed and prepare for the harvest. The Midianites would come in strife against Israel by overwhelming the land with their people, tents, and livestock destroying all of Israel’s produce.
It was at this time that God sent a prophet to the sons of Israel. The prophet confronted the ‘fear factor’. Israel was living in the land of the Amorites and needed to confront their fear of the gods of the Amorites. An Amorite was one (the meaning of the name) who says, appoints, challenges, commands, declares; in other words, he establishes his word and will over a people through oppression.
Following the prophet’s visit, the Angel of the Lord came to visit Gideon. Please bear with me as I describe my perceiving. The Angel of the Lord came to Ophrah (fawn) which belonged to Joash, Gideon’s father (burning fire of the Eternal God), the Abiezrite (My Father is Help). It is here that the Lord approached Gideon calling him by the meaning of his name, “Gideon the warrior.” In return, Gideon expresses his agony to God. He recalled to the Angel of the Lord the stories of the mighty acts of God during the days of Moses and Joshua, wondering where His miracles were for him and Israel. He wondered why God had abandoned them now. The Lord’s response to Gideon is priceless and reveals the perspective of God, verses man’s earthly understanding. The Lord says to Gideon, “Go with your strength and deliver Israel from the hands of the Midianites.” God saw Gideon’s question as a manifestation of unexpected victorious strength.
In Judges 6:16 the writer details the conversation and promise Gideon was given. Gideon would defeat Midian (the strife in the land) as ONE MAN. The fearful yet yielded devotion of Gideon motivated him to prepare an offering to this Angel. Yes, this was a received offering; accepted and consumed through the rod of the Lord (vs. 21). The altar built by Gideon was called, “The Lord is Peace” (vs.24).
Despite Gideon’s fear he proceeded to carry out the second major step of obedience, which was to take down the stronghold (spiritual altar of his father) and destroy the idol. Gideon did this by using the wooden idol to create the fire needed for his worshipful repentance. Yes, Gideon was of the next generation and would use the wood of his father’s false god to begin the reformation process, which was to sacrifice to the One and True God.
Joash, Gideon’s father, repented by protecting his son against the men of the city; calling him, “Jerubbaal,” meaning “let Baal contend” for himself. Not only did the angel of the Lord activate the meaning of his name, but now his father was adding what his son would war against. He would challenge and be victorious against the false deities of baal. This did not sit well with the rulers of the land.
The Midianites (strife) and the Amalakites (valley dwellers) were angry. They chose to congregate and battle against Israel in the valley of Jezreel (where God sows).
While being so afraid, Gideon listened to God’s instruction and went down among his enemies (7:9-11). It was in the camp of the enemy where Gideon heard a dream given to one of the enemy soldiers. It was through hearing this dream that his faith was strengthened.
God’s Spirit came upon Gideon and he BLEW THE TRUMPET calling the people into battle. Manasseh (cause to forget), Asher (Happy), Zebulun (exalted), and Naphtali (wrestling) were called to attention.
Gideon’s name is interesting. The meaning of his name is a warrior; however, it also comes from a word (gada) which means, ‘to fell a tree.’ Generally, it means to destroy anything: to cut asunder, to cut down, hew, chop, cut off, shave off, and cut in two. Gideon is a warrior and able to destroy the works of one who strives and decrees through oppression (tearing in two what was falsely declared); Gideon just didn’t know it yet.
Gideon and his men camped at the Spring of Harod (to shudder with terror), while the people Midian and Amalekites camped at the Hill of Moreh (teacher/archer) in the valley.
Rulers are coming into Hong Kong, as you know, with an evil declarative word of darkness. These are the ‘sayers.’ The strife this has brought has turned to murder and of great sadness. As a result, many are not knowing where to go to hide – they are feeling the iron gates coming closer ready to encircle. The story of Gideon seems to be carrying a message for you from the Lord. Maybe God has already brought this message to you.
Those who drink at the waters of terror, by lifting the water (so they could see) and lap like a dog were chosen. The ones who plunged their faces into the waters of terror were not chosen; therefore, only 300 were chosen. Hong Kong has 300 who will not dive into the terror of the moment but instead will use the water to quench their thirst, allowing their enemy to serve them in this way. Yet they will be able to watch with the eyes of their hearts, as they prepare for a victorious eternal battle.
Trumpets, clay vessels, and torches were used together, as ONE MAN. The unified sound sent confusion into the camps.
Trumpets (are blown at the appointed times, this the voice of the Lord and the acknowledgment of His clock), Clay vessels (hearts of humility, courage, brokenness, and boldness), and torches (The Light of God and of His Word – the prayers of the saints) were brought together and lifted before the enemy. The unified sound of heaven and earth dismantled the works of darkness.
I refuse to bend to what Daniel called, “the enemy wanting to advance time and to make God’s people weary.” There is a need to come higher with the Sound, Light, and the broken people of the land. God desires to use those who through His strength, achieve the plans of the Lord.
Do not forget, Gideon was afraid and told God. What was God’s response? God told him to go into the enemy’s camp, and there He will communicate with him. It was a dream given to one in the enemy camp which encouraged Gideon. God spoke to the enemy. (I just love that.) He will teach the people of Hong Kong what fear looks like and how to rid of it. He will teach the people of Hong Kong the realities of the Kingdom of God, and how to overcome and rule in the land. Jesus is King of the gates!!
Father, we ask to see Your strategy for silencing strife and false covenantal strategies of darkness. Lord, expose where every vein of unholy blood is streaming from. Close the books of the unjust oppression and unrighteous authorities. We ask for and come into the agreement now with the armies of heaven. We come into agreement with Your plans and all of Your works being carried out throughout Hong Kong. Reveal the “servant heart” within this region, meant to serve and lead the surrounding regions. Lord, our heart, soul, and mind are Yours. We love you.
November 7, 2019 – One decree over HK:
The Lord is with you all. His love is deep.
The language and understanding of these seasons will be created, forming a new dictionary, through what your people are facing. We will see the empowerment bestowed upon God’s people, for what it was meant for. Yes, an end-time readiness and emergence.
His purpose for you is so deep. He has not abandoned but has prepared you to comfort the earth in such a time as this. Yes, you are kingly priests of His Kingdom. Yes, and all of what that means.
Father we stand, we step up in readiness; fully depending on You. We stand shoulder to shoulder with one another, ready to release the sound of the trumpets of Your Kingdom.
We love and bless the peoples of Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan, and Macau.
With much love,
“The vastness of God is magnificent!
The sum of His greatness is impossible to compute.
He is the definition of absolute truth.
The vastness of His ‘absolute-ness’ is ‘infinity and beyond’!
His identity does not morph due to time’s progression.
His Kingdom does not shift principles, yielding within the turning of the ages.
His words spoken, written, acted upon, and made flesh does not evolve
according to the fluctuating cultures of society.
The vastness of His absolute “I AM that I Am” reaches beyond the galaxies of eternity.
His structure’s systems developed for the worlds He created
are displayed within His precepts and instructions:
and are set in place for humankind;
no weakness is found within the pages,
and have no need to change – – they remain the same.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is our safe place.
He is dependable.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is trustworthiness.
His design for life is perfect.
It is we (humankind) who are invited into God’s CURRENTcy of life.
Yes, life now and life eternity.”
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Thoughts simply stream on through our consciousness. This is one of the many of these
moments. Blogs become a happy place for such scribing. Thank you for visiting today.
Entanglement with worldliness is often interrupted by an invitation to receive and engage in a course correction. Course correction begins by turning away from the vibrations of the public place and from the facilitator of worldly realms, which enables an internal recalibration of sound and power with the heavenly realm. God’s love invites, persistently if needed, this re-prioritization. God’s love and wisdom go before, preparing and planning provision for this surgery where a healing work takes place. This beautiful process—the returning of one’s heart, spirit, soul, and body—is so that one can live from the place of optimal identity and health in Him.
The growth of the branch from within the Vine enables wholeness. The branch who is broken begins to desire again the Water’s sound flowing from within the Vine into the veins of the branch. The broken can hear the deep sounds of the love of God resonate through the waters movements as it runs deep into the veins of the branch. This creates such a beautiful orchestration of the declaration, “I am my Beloved’s and His desire is for me” harmonized with “I am in the world but not of it.”
Recognizing the sound of ‘Wisdom’s way’ allows for the decision to “go behind the veil” into the true “greenhouse of heaven” to be made–the place where the Vine Dresser can begin to cut away the cords of lifeless worldliness. Such a gift!! This is a branch in need of rescue being saved from the plucking of a chaotic symphony.
There is beautiful relief as the pathways within the spirit, soul, and body are flushed out and begin to breathe again. With the rescue operation complete … the refining begins. Recognizing and registering the ways of Heaven resets the neurons within one’s being. The heart begins to once again long for God alone as the new branch of life begins to peak through the sheath of the Vine’s womb.
To live again is to die to self for the One who gave everything.
To live again is to drink of the Waters which have turned to Wine, found within the depth of the One who is known as the Vine – The Keeper of the Vineyard. Yes, He whose blood coursed through the earth provides the course correction needed for the restoration of all things.
Briskilla, with edits by Ali .
“Judgment” and “accusation” are two actions ‘manifesting’ so much lately, and on full display for anyone to engage. The defining of these options are a needed conversation among the generations. Many have despised the act and value of judgment due to the misinformation of what wise judgment is. Amateur “judging” often laced with accusation causes the invaluable gift of judgment to be shelved by those offended or by those wrongfully taught.
While one maneuvers through so much dialogue and news these days one can perceive which opinions are God’s and which are less than. One is creating genuine peace and bringing the sword of truth, while the other is fueling hateful wars. Judgement and accusation are actions found on the opposite ends of a pendulum swing; that is, if one pendulum is capable of measuring the Kingdom of God and the powers of darkness simultaneously. It is God’s plum line which measures His house. He has given us His Word as our manual.
Both, the acts of judging and the acts of accusing are accompanied by a lens by which to view a matter. One vibrates with the determination of heaven’s Judge and the other impales through hell’s damnation.
The lens of God’s gift of judgment is framed within the ingredients of God’s original design-identity and intentions towards the individual being ‘measured’. The lens itself is amalgamated by the identity of God and His multi-faceted wisdom found through His laws, statutes, and precepts. All of which is formulated with love. The screws which hold these “glasses” in place are the testimony of Jesus’ example of, “For the joy set before Jesus, He endured the cross.”
The act of accusing uses a lens framed with damnation. The viewing lens is made up of all of the faults of the person being ‘measured’. Mixed into the muddy waters is the accuser’s unresolved personal memories of pained experiences, offenses, misunderstanding, and ignorance. The screws which hold this frame and lenses in place are satan’s imbittered fears of his future damnation. Take a moment and consider reading that again. Accusation is fueled by satan’s present day and future demise. His hateful fear and his jealousy against humankind causes him to shrike the spirit and soul of the one who is in need of God’s intervention.
Those who are redeemed have been invited into the endowment of the Holy Spirit, by which they are enabled to uncompromisingly discern and decide with righteousness and justice. The tools available is the identity of the Holy Spirit Himself, given to us through the baptism of His power. Such a baptism releases to us Holy Spirit’s Wisdom, Council, Might, Understanding, Knowledge, and the Fear of God. He is not afraid to share. As He shares Himself with us as Teacher, Counselor, and Reminder we discern not through the hearing stories alone, but by coming into attendance with the Council Chambers of God. It is He who brings into focus His opinion and resolve. Those who love God and His wisdom learn to yield to this process.
God is Wisdom and His judgments are meant to build us up to our fullest potential. Yes, within His judgment we will find the sword which cuts away what is unholy. Yes, His Holy fire of jealous love burns away all defilement, and produces the purest of gold. His discipline. His Cross which destroys our sin and iniquities. His forgiveness which releases us from damnation’s grip. His waters strengthen. His joyful pleasure loves us into wholeness. Yes, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
Satan is made of prideful lies, unfair in all of his ways. His intentions are to shred humankind’s genuine identities. His fires burn one into hopelessness and falsehood. Satan’s waters cause a drunkenness disabling a person’s equilibrium, bringing in dissentions and deceptions. His ways lead to spiritual, physical, and soul’s death. There is no good thing found in him.
Let’s not forget. Jesus prepared us for this. One of the last days battles will be with the accuser of the brethren. One of the last days battle will be, “Even the heart of the elect will grow cold.” We are to council our family members according to God’s opinion. God prepared us as His sons and daughters. He equipped us with Himself as our Father, Creator, and Judge. He sent us His Son to draw the map of righteousness and justice for us. He empowered us with His Holy Spirit with such strength that it would take an adament “NO!” not to succeed. He is with us. The fruit of Himself is to be found in us. The Judge’s gavel will never sound against the actions and fruit of Holy Spirit found in us.
This journey in this world is the most exciting adventure, and one to be celebrated and revered as an incredible opportunity to reveal Jesus to the world. We are His success story.
Remember social media is not the prayer room. Remember God’s Council Chamber is not seated on the platform of social media or the news. Remember God said the issues among believers were not meant to be addressed in the secular courts of law. Remember God’s kindness triumphs over judgment. Remember repentance is still current. Remember Wise men still seek HIM!!
Remember better are the wounds of a faithful friend than those of a flattering tongue. Remember it is better to fall on the Rock then wait for the Rock to fall on us. Remember we are called to be the Glory of God on the earth. Remember we are called to train up the generations following us. Remember we are facilitators of a safe place where we can bring our sons and daughters into to love, perceive, and judge the actions of their day with the plum line of God’s written scrolls of the Just Word of God. Building up in the most holy faith takes place as true and pure judgement is used as the measuring line of our heart. He loves us so much to supply such a powerful designing gift.
After all; we are created in God’s image and in His likeness, and are designed to mirror the One of whom we bear His Glory. What a fearful place to stand. What an honor! What an adventure!
Much love to you,
(Please feel free to write out your thoughts, in the comments, or anything you feel needs to be added.)
Conversing via FaceTime, the individual remarked of their desire for a breakthrough regarding the ability to read the Bible.
This is a genuine issue for thousands of people, no matter their “seasoned-ness” with God. Many struggle with the “lifelessness” experienced while attempting to read the scriptures. Many open the pages of the book they love only to “sense” nothing. The pages often seem lifeless to them.
This post is for those who are struggling. This will not carry all the answers; however, I pray that this will be a beginning to your breakthrough. There is a prayer at the end of this blog for your consideration.
Puzzled by the level of battle one experiences, often the response is to close the book for another week or month hoping for a different experience next time. So many shame-filled questions push through one’s mind as they struggle with this most profound book. “I can read other writings, why is this book so resisted?”
Jesus is the Word of His Father. (John 1:1, Genesis 1:3) Scripted for us within the 66 books is the heart of God. (Romans 15:4). The Author and Finisher of our faith inspired, with revelation and authority, those who would pen His love letters for humanity. He breathed on the men chosen to pen His Book, and having transcribed His mysteries they gave us the most incredible gift to hold within our hands. God empowered those of the tribes of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to pen for their generations and for the generations of the nations His magnificent ways, truths, and life (Ephesians 2:20, Psalms 119, Revelations 21:12, 13, 14).
“Remember what you were taught from your childhood from the Holy Scrolls which can impart to you wisdom to experience everlasting life through the faith of Jesus, the Anointed One. Every scripture has been inspired by Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.”
2 Timothy 3:15,16,17 (TPT)
God doesn’t offer us bread only to find that when we bite into it our teeth break on a rock. (Matthew 7:9) No, that is not God’s ways at all. His Bread is daily found to be fresh and able to be consumed (John 6:35).
There are many answers and questions to the “why” of such resistance experienced against the Word of God. The focused answer is according to the individual for sure, however it is true that we “fight not against flesh and blood.” There is someone unseen by the naked eye who would hate for one of God’s children to experience the realms of God’s heart revealed within the lines of the scrolls of scripture. Honestly satan is the resistance, and all the mental road blocks manufactured by him are the hurdles we will overcome (Hebrews 10:32-39). Do not give up! We have yet not resisted to the point of our blood spilling. Resist the rejection or hurdles against the Word of God. You will overcome (Hebrews 12). What victory awaits us as we realize the resistance we feel is the emotions of the enemy against us. Yes, He does not want us to enjoy the inheritance granted to us by God. Turn that rejection back on him by refusing to receive such an emotion. You are covered in the blood of Jesus, go ahead and resist the unseen enemy.
Jesus Himself was resisted. Remember? He the Word was fought against with a twisted word; however, Jesus used the written word to win the fight against satan. Jesus, the Living Word used the Sword of the ‘Spirit and the Word’ to win (Hebrews 4:12). He knew the power of the Word, for God had spoken over Him His Identity (Matthew 4:1-11, Revelations 1:1). Jesus won against the pride of life (satan). He ministered to us, washing us with His healing waters (Ephesians 5:26).
To dethrone the mental block (the lie) is important in the process of breakthrough. Remember this:
1-There is no rejection towards those struggling. It is not God’s rejection. God’s arms are wide open, and Holy Spirit our Teacher awaits (John 14:26) . (Unless you demeaned your husband/wife, brother/sister/friend this morning. A heart-felt quick repentance will fix that🤗🤭. Sorry, I had to throw that in there with a smile.)
-There is no religious pressure coming from God, for He does not create nor manipulate us with religious shame.
-He does not condemn a soul, but instead He longs for our presence and desires time alone with each of us.
-He does not resist our knocking on His door, but instead waits at our door longing to be invited in.
-God is not a bully. Why would God roll the scroll open just to close it again and seal His books addressed to humanity? No, He did not do that.
-The blueprints of creation, humanity, and eternity are vast. God loves to reveal His secrets to those who will search out His design. Immeasurable are His ways – Vast is the sum of them. He designed us to do greater works than Jesus. Why would He withold what is needed? Treasures are waiting to be mined!!
– Yes, He does seek those who will not only read but also apply what has been written.
COLOR!!! God is the most creative Teacher. His classroom is all of creation. He LOVES to celebrate all of that which was created – JOY!! His methods of teaching come from His heart of peace, for He is God of peace. Breathe in His loving peace.
First, a suggestion is to find the right bible. Yes, the beginnings are simple fun creative steps.
-Choose the cover you like, with the color of your choice. (My favorite bible is covered in thin lamb’s skin.)
-Choose the type of paper you enjoy. (For me it is the thin pages thick enough to write on with acid free pens.)
-Choose the size that seems perfect for your eyes and hands.
-Shop until you find it… Open each bible and read …. see if the sentences begin to form for you. God loves creativity and joy in the reading… His book is full of adventures and multi-dimensions of wisdom.
-New American Standard for the accurate poetical nature of Hebrew and Greek?
-New King James for the King James pattern without the “thee’s and thou’s”?
-The Passion Translation for the expression of God’s love? (Not all of the 66 books are translated yet. This is a new work worthy of your time).
-If you like the New International Version, make sure it was published before 1984.
–The Amplified Bible is a keeper …
-The New Living Translation is great for those who are needing an “on ramp.”
-The Spirit-Filled Life Bible is so good for those who like to learn a bit of the history as they read sections of Scripture. The defining of specified words found on the pages is an added plus.
-Dake’s Bible is amazing for deeper research. (This man was given an incredible gift by God. His story of how he was given this format (cross-referencing) is a good one to read. )
-The Aramaic translation is a must (Ancient Roots Translinear Bible).
-So many to choose from, and more.
(My favorite is yet not created…🤭 A New American Standard with the Spirit-Filled Life Bible format, with space for note taking on the sides…. including Aramaic options.)
A prayer for us to consider:
If you would like take a look at this prayer. If it carries life for you please feel free to pray through it.
“Father God, Your Holy Spirit is such an incredible Teacher. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus our Messiah to exemplify Your heart so profoundly for all of us. Thank You Father God for being You, the most magnificent Love and Builder of all things Holy.
I confess my need and longing for You. I bring myself, who was created in Your image, before You today. You created me with a fiery eternal spirit. You purchased me through Your life sent to earth and seperated from Your Father for my sake. Thank You! You are the most glorious sacrifice, and Your resurrection power made room for my resurrection.
You instilled within me a profound gift of a will, many emotions, and a beautiful mind. You have given me this incredible earth suit to live within while here on this earth. It is all of this I bring to You today. Thank You for creating me into Your masterpiece. Jesus, I receive Your Kindness and Goodness today.
Father God, I receive Your love for creation and all things beautiful today. Develop within me the eyes to perceive who You are. Develop within me the eyes to perceive how You perceive creation and Your Kingdom. Reveal to me the beginnings of Your family. Would You please open the scrolls before me and allow the eyes of my heart to understand Your letters.
Lord, I choose to honor those whom You began Your family through here on this earth. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the Fathers of our faith, and Sarah the Mother of Your Kingdom family. Yes, I want to Understand the structures of Your Kingdom and family. You also designated those of the jewish family line to be the inspired authors of this incredible timeless book, the Bible. I receive them as blessed.
I ask You to forgive me if and where pride and/or humanism has settled within my mind. Remove this resistance from my soul. Eradicate anything from me which is unholy causing me to worship something or someone other than You. I receive the cleansing of Your blood which was poured out for me on the cross. I receive the washing of Your word. I receive Your rescue, Your laughter, Your joy, Your life! I receive You Jesus, the Word among us!
Jesus, You who are the Word of God who came to live among us, I ask that You would rebuke the shame shaper and accusation maker from my atmosphere (Revelation 12:11, Zechariah 3). I chose to yield to You and Your ways and invitation today. I choose to receive Your jurisdiction over the accuser today in Your name, for You are Judge. You said, if I resisted him he will run away from me (James 4:7). Thank You for those instructions.
You are the Way-Maker. Jesus, would you please strengthen my soul to hear Your instructions and to walk them out. God, teach me how to love Your Son. Holy Spirit, strengthen my will to obey Christ Jesus, for You are the Greatest Counselor (John 14:23). God, You are the Master Builder and I am Your masterpiece (1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:10).
I receive You as the One who calms all my concerns about time. You are the One who holds the clock of time. Help me realize that You do not steal time, but that You are the Redeemer of time. Please assist me in yielding to Your time structure (Psalms 90:12). Let me hear the rhythm of Your clock (Psalms 136:7-9). Rebuke the devourer of time from my emotions, will, mind, and body.
I come into agreement with You that, “All things hold together within You, Jesus.” Your Word penned in the Holy Scrolls are a gift for humankind, and that includes me Your child, student, servant, and friend.” Yes, today I receive the posturing of myself within Your world. I receive the invitation to read, eat, and speak Your Words of Life.
Thank You Lord God for Your are the giver of life and victory!
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God. Amen!
Much love to all my reading friends,