God of creation is God of the forefathers of the Judeo-Christian faith. He is the author and initiator of His family, He watched and participated in the fulfillment of their destinies. He as Father, He as Son, and He as Spirit walked with and guided the family throughout each generation. Through Him all family precepts, structures, and covenants were authored, witnessed, and established. The crucifixion and resurrection would not be different.
Let’s reference the Triune-ness of God first
It is said that St. Augustine coined the phrase, “The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.” Below are a few references which glimpse the Trinity within the Old Testament. God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) reveals Himself as triune (i.e. Elohim-plural name of the Deity) throughout all of scripture.
“WE will make man in Our image,
according to Our likeness and let
them rule….” Genesis 1:26
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
“Whom shall I send, and who will go for US?”
“Behold, the man has become like one of US…”
“The earth was formless and void, ….
And the Spirit of God was moving over the
Surface of the water. Then God said,
“Let there be light”; and there was light.”
“And He has filled him with the Spirit of God
in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge
and in all craftsmanship;…”
He is Holiness itself. He is Union itself. The sheer AWE of His reality. His Unity within the Trinity is so beyond our imagination, and only by His willingness to open the door to this revelation can we even begin to understand how the One and True God is triune. The mystery of the functionality of this level of unity is one that thousands have sought to comprehend. But this mystery is God’s and by faith we stand in recognition that He is God and we His family members are beneficiaries of Love’s inheritance and revelation given. We are invited to search for the answers to such a mystery.
Within the New Testament we can see the revealing of the Trinity alive among us.
“After being baptized, JESUS came up immediately from the water;
and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the SPIRIT of GOD
descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold,
a voice out of the heavens said, “This is MY beloved Son,
in whom I am well-pleased.”
I love this so much!! The absolute agreement of One God in His triune-ness was present to witness and to broadcast the Approval of His Son’s voluntary act of fulfilling the law (baptism), and waiting for the Holy Spirit to come upon Him before beginning His earthy ministry. His baptism was His initiation into what would become the most talked about 3 years of ministry ever in the history of the world.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
And the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him
Nothing came into being.
In Him was life, and the life was the
Light of men.” John 1:1-3
From before the foundations of time He is God. The Word Spoken was concealed in Genesis 1. He who was with God from the beginning of earth’s creation and then through it’s repairs. With Them, His Spirit protected and covered the earth until the it’s time of restoration (vs.2). As stated before; the evidence is shown, God works together in complete union–complete agreement–complete oneness of He who is Trinity. Their identity is not limited by the progress of humanities limited mental capacities.
Easter to some, Resurrection Sunday to others, Passover to many
It is during this season that millions stop a little bit longer to remember the work of the cross and of the resurrection power of God, which raised Jesus from death; obliterating the contract of death and giving us the power of resurrection life. An inheritance bestowed upon us through the right arm of God’s strength, Jesus Christ.
The THREE days in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb
Jesus was within death for three days. It is important to note that these three days were not a full 72 hours, but were understood to be a part of the first day, the entire second day, and a portion of the third day. How does one come to to this understanding? One must grasp the biblical culture to process this thought. Here is a thread of scriptures to help with this process.
Luke 23:54-56 (also John 19:38-42) reveals the 1st day’s events:
“It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed,
and saw the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned
and prepared spices and perfumes.”
Luke 23:56b reveals the 2nd day’s events:
“And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.”
Luke 24:1-3 (also John 20:1:1) reveals the 3rd day’s events:
“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb
bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone
rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the
body of the Lord Jesus.”
It is apparent that through these scriptures, we learn that the culture of the day expresses the days in such a way that includes activities on a particular day, but does not necessarily include a full 24 hour period. This does not mean that Jesus was not in the grave for 3 days, it just means that it was not the full 72 hours assumed; however, He knew death for part of the first day, all of the second day, and part of the third day.
Historically this thought process is also found in the culture of Queen Esther’s day as well. In Esther 5:1 it is clear that she mentions that it was on the third day that she went before the King. Esther 4:16 does state that her instructions were for the people to fast for 3 days.
“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me;
do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also
will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not
according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:16
Her “three days” we’re not a total of 72 hour stretch of fasting, but her fasting period “touched three days.” If she had waited for her three full days of fasting to be completed she would not have presented herself to her husband, the King until the fourth day. However, as stated below, she presents herself on the third day.
“Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes
and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of the king’s rooms,
and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the
entrance to the palace.” Esther 5:1
Passover’s days and nails
While I was thinking about the 3 days within the grave the thought crossed my mind that these three days were a declaration of The Triune God slamming the Gavel of LIFE’s POWER right down on the summoned grave of death. One solid earth shattering lightning strike after another–God’s arrow right into the heart of death. Three to be exact, each a representation of the GodHead and His resurrection power.
THREE- Holy Spirit
Can you hear His Gavel of Justice?
The beginning of the new week
The Holy Spirit
Can you hear His strikes of shifting time?!
In all of He who is Majestic Love and Glory–Creator Himself, They prepared the earth for the Coming of Salvation and the Reigning of His empowered family (Genesis through John the Baptist)
He who knew no sin became sin, so that all could come into REST!
The beginning of the new week
The Holy Spirit
It would be at the time of Jesus’ Ascension that the disciples would be instructed to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came upon them, empowering them for the work of the NEW SEASON–the ingathering of the Harvest–the participation of reigning with Him.
Can you hear Him crushing defeat?!
Three lighting strikes into the heart of death’s boiling venom. That which was signed with Eden’s deadly fruit consuming moments was now demanded to submit to He who is, “The full price paid.”
Three lightning strikes announcing the completion of the poured out blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ-THE Lamb of God upon the altar-the tree of good and evil. The TREE OF LIFE completing the work of His obedience through the paying the price of the works of the tree of good and evil.
Can you hear His heart groaning for us all?
“The Lord will go forth like a warrior,
He will arouse His zeal like a man of war.
He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.
He will prevail against His enemies.
The Blindness of the People
“I have kept silent for a long time,
I have kept still and restrained Myself.
Now like a woman in labor I will groan,
I will both gasp and pant.
“I will lay waste the mountains and hills
And wither all their vegetation;
I will make the rivers into coastlands
And dry up the ponds.
“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know,
In paths they do not know I will guide them.
I will make darkness into light before them
And rugged places into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will not leave them undone.”
Not only three days, but three nails. Is it possible that these weapons of evil were transformed into representation of God, His Son, and His Holy Spirit?
Two in our Bridegroom’s hands,
One a seal of the Father
One a seal of the Spirit
One in our Bridegroom’s feet
in representation of He,
Jesus whose beautiful feet were dusted with earth
His thirty-three year journey through the lands of both
Israel and Jordan.
All for the sake of every nation, every tribe, every tongue.
“How lovely on the mountains are the feet of HIM who brought good news,
who announced peace and brought good news of happiness,
who announced salvation,
and says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
Can you hear His heart beating for us all?!
His brutal, determined, victorious battle completed
On the altar tree
Within the borrowed tomb
Among the hordes of death
Retrieving the keys
Drawn back into life through the power of God’s resurrection
Finished and Sealed with His Love
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son,
his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed;
by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger,
telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.
Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted;
John 3:16-17 (The Message Bible)
On another “third day,” the miracle at Cana of Galilee was a message of salvation itself. Jesus responded correctly to His Mom. “Woman,…. My hour has not yet come.” He was of course right. The elements represented in this miracle were representation of the birthing that would take place of Salvation–water and wine. The water and the blood of Jesus would be poured out, releasing to the earth resurrection and effervescent life of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God.
On that long awaited day, the military, authorized by the government of Rome, took the spear of war and pierced through our Savior’s side, resulting in the proof that our Salvation had been carried to full term and in the timing of heaven’s clock was birthed for all mankind to receive. Jesus had already cried out and His sacrifice about to be accepted,
“And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last.” Luke 23:46
Witnessed by God and His Spirit and testified by Both,
“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” Matthew 3:17
In Honor of The Passover Lamb, He Is Worthy of Us All!!
(photo by knollzw)
Who likes to be called, “Ass?” How disturbing!
It’s one of the most insulting terms to be associated with no doubt. The disparaging baritone rebuke of, “ASS!!!” cannot be empowering. Neither the annoyance between two resulting in a derisive response of, “jack-ass!” Who wants that memory vibrating through their memory veins? What redemptive quality could their ever be for such a characterization or titled animal.
The term “jackass” obviously came from the words “jack” and “ass,” but why? late In the 14th century, jakke was a “a mechanical device.” The proper name, “Jack,” was used in Middle English for “any common fellow,” and thereafter extended to various appliances which do the work of common servants (1570s). “Jakke” was a generic term also used of male animals in the 1600’s.”
The term “ass” of course is used in the bible. But, according to the Etymology dictionary, the term comes from the animal termed as the, “beast of burden, Old English assa–the “he-ass,” probably from Old Celtic *as(s)in “donkey,” etc….” which ultimately is from Latin asinus, which is probably of Middle Eastern origin.”
To the untrained eye a donkey simply looks like a means of transport or a beast created to carry products from one point to another. For some in hilarity a donkey is the most common animal to be subjected to bearing the cursing because of it’s stubbornness. But once one is cultured about these creatures one realizes the importance of their loyalty and faithfulness to their master. One of these species is known as the “onager,” and back in the day any farmer would be wisest to allow one of these to roam freely through their drove of donkeys. This onager is one, if left to roam freely will train all the other species to become faithful and loyal animals to their master. The key is to allow them freedom to roam. Some may call this a “wild ass.”
The day after Lazarus was resurrected Jesus made His way to Jerusalem. The rulers of the day wanted to once again have Lazarus killed because so many were now turning to Jesus for Salvation. John 12:12 states,
“On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast,
when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him,
and began to shout,
“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,
even the King of Israel.” Jesus, finding a young donkey,
sat on it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold,
your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
It was not a man or woman of prestige that was invited to escort the King of all Kingdoms to enter into the capital city of government. It wasn’t the most regal Arabian horse prepared for the Messiah’s “grand entry.” It was a colt–a young donkey tied there along the cobble stoned path, waiting patiently for its time to work. This beast of burden would now be remembered for all generations. This often cursed “ass” would encounter the most powerful human ever to live upon the earth–Deity Himself.
Today, the Lord is looking for those who dare to be called, “ASS.” He is looking for those who consider the honor of carrying Christ’s Light into their homes, places of employment, villages, cities, states, regions, nations to trump any barrage of persecution or animus that one might encounter. What a fabulous moment it is to look around the world and have a glimpse of all those who have chosen to be carriers of His Light–His Fire–His presence.
For those who celebrate Palm Sunday in March and for those in the East who celebrate in the month of April, Happy Palm Sunday!!!
Fellow carrier of Light,
This is Jezreel Valley from atop Mount Precipice. It is believed that Mount Precipice (located in Nazareth, Israel) is the location where the locals of the day were so angry with Jesus that pushing Him off the edge of the cliff was their only recourse to subdue their rage. BUT, of course they could not control Christ’s destiny. They did not succeed. He past right through them.
For a short while now, a memory keeps on coming back. This memory is of an experience which took place in 2015 while in Nazareth, Israel. Nazareth hometown of Jesus; as well as, the location of Luke 4. While a few of us were together experiential understanding made Luke 4 so clear to me, that the only true recourse was for me to submit to the holy fear which was “gripping” me. What happened was, there was a confrontation going on right in front of my eyes in the realms of the Spirit. The incredible life flow of favor evident in someone’s life verses the gnashing jaw of jealousy.
Christ in His communication was describing to me, through visual language, how raw envy and raw jealousy was a demonic spirit now trying to hurt this individual. He was allowing me to “see” and “feel” the actual entity of jealousy itself; how this very demon was the one that was “at play” during the time of the threat against Jesus. It was pride’s jealousy–vile anger which desired to throw Jesus off the cliff, and in that same way desired to throw this person off the course of greatness through arrows that were aimed right at her. This spirit hungered to remove her from the place of favor.
The demon of jealousy and envy in its quiet or heightened state repeatedly leads one down an ill gotten path. This path being death of someone or something that is amazing. Yes death. Death caused by murder. Yes, murder might not always be carried out with a tangible weapon, but can be carried out by an unseen force often ignited through emotions followed by actions.
This unseen weapon activated by resentment is not only pointed at the object of ones jealousy, but is also aimed right back at the one who is battling and/or hosting jealousy itself. Demons are no respecter of persons; hence, it’s presence, if received, spreads its ora and venom to anyone who will submit to its bidding. “It” is bitter rage, filled with raw hatred for humanity. Anything that is beautiful and full of life is in direct line of jealousies reaction.
“Murder of what?” one might ask. Well, jealousy will literally attempt to kill, shut down, or silence the strength, goals, anointing, destiny, “rod-budding” favor, life, success, purpose of God — heaven manifesting on earth that is found within the one who finds themselves “in time with God.” Within those moments of “begrudging a sister or brother,” life will often be choked into silence. For True Life (Jesus) will not try to make room for Himself. True Life will always prefer another over “Himself.” While He was on earth His Love would “pass through the crowd” instead of attempt to receive accolades, defend Himself, or display His strength. It wasn’t yet His time.
Jesus, while in Nazareth, was entering “His Time” of professing His identity. Jesus did this in a location (synagogue) which should of been His “safe place.” But it wasn’t . As a response to their forthcoming resistance to His reading, He went ahead and prophesied what the consequence of the town’s response to this breakthrough moment would be. They were so enraged, blinded by self-righteousness and jealousy that their minds could only fathom one way of dealing with their inner turmoil, and that was to kill the object of their heightened emotion. They could not see that He was the fulfillment of prophesy spoken centuries earlier, and the subject of the Torah reading for that day (Isaiah 61).
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me. To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives. And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord…” Isaiah 61
The illuminating truth that another’s moment of favor
is actually an art piece of God’s identity may be an antidote enough.
The enlightening reality that the breakthrough of someone else
is truly a demonstration of beauty found within God’s Palace
may be healing enough.
The lightbulb moment (removing the shadow) which reveals the understanding
that; demonstrated through the object of ones envy,
is the expression of God’s creativity formed through His heart, hands, and thoughts.
As the love of God rains down in the form of grace, our hearts will gladly yield to the fear of God released.
The realization sinks in deep, that the very one being resented
is the WILL of God.
In all honesty usually the one we are jealous of is the one who carries Christ’s resurrection power meant to raise something within us that lost it’s life a while back — a treasure for the one struggling. In all truth when we allow jealousy to rule, we are killing the living fabric which we are called to be a part of. We not only rob the one we oppose, but we are robbing ourselves of the opportunity to celebrate another person’s triumph and identity; and in so doing, life is choked out, interrupting the flow of destinies ink which is meant to be read by the one opposing.
Lucifer was so jealous of God’s place on the throne that he blinded himself from realizing that he was already so close to God. His prideful covetousness caused him to lose all that was given to him by God his Maker. I don’t think Cain ever saw the fullness of who he was meant to be. He was too envious of his brother. He didn’t realize that it all was an issue of the heart. Abel was carrying a revelation that would benefit all those around him and millions of people that would live after him. Cain killed the carrier of his breakthrough. Nazareth wanted to do the same–kill the carrier (the answer) of Israel’s desperate plea for help. The very one that is the object of jealousy may be the very one who carries the key of deliverance.
If Esther’s peers were jealous of her and hurt her they would have injured the very one who was born to deliver them from the grip of Haman. If Aaron was jealous of Moses returning home, he would of killed the one chosen to rescue millions. If Barak was jealous of Deborah he would of lived in defeat and not seen the victory. If Eli was jealous of Samuel and kept him out of the tabernacle he would of missed spending time with his successor. If Caleb was jealous of Joshua would he have been given his mountain? If Magdeline was jealous of Mary would she have gone with Mary to the gravesite or stayed back forfeiting the honor of being the first to see the resurrected Christ? If Elizabeth was jealous of Mary, she would of forfeited being the very one to comfort and assist the very Mother of her Redeemer. But she didn’t and in turn through her obedience taught her son John that, “Christ must increase, and I John must decrease.”
Let’s visualize this from one more window. Mount Precipice is right there, overlooking the Jezreel Valley. The Jezreel Valley was home to Ahab and Jezebel. Jezebel was the biggest threat to God’s prophets. Elijah was the subject of Jezebels anger. She was jealous of Elijah because of his standing with God AND was a constant reminder that God opposed false gods and her way of ruling in the land. She hated the testimony of God to be sounded near her. In God’s amazing Grace and Mercy He gave Jezebel time to repent, but she determined in her heart not to. She wanted things in her time and in her way. She wanted to lust after power throough selfish ambition instead of submit to God Most Powerful. She didn’t carry the heart of John the Baptist, when he said, “A man can possess nothing except what is given to him from above.” She took what was rightfully not hers.
I have found that stopping long enough to take a step back, and breath in the love of Jesus Christ is a good way of realigning to Love. This helps one to see Truth. This helps one rethink posture and position. We are positioned with God in heavenly places. We are postured in the arms of our Father and invited into His house.
Remember earthly positioning will come through our Creator–our moment comes in His way. Just wait a minute, because all pieces must be in place before one is brought on the scene. It’s God’s protection and wisdom. The friend of the bridegroom (John the Baptizer) said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.” John 3:27. (I’ve included, at the end of this article, the spontaneous prayer of repentance and declarations which took place during the meeting where this message was shared. Please feel free to join us in this exercise.)
To posture oneself in the love of the Father releases His strength in us, revealing His opinion so beautifully. To watch as He is involved in another’s moment of favor is priceless. His love empowers us to,
“Let love be without hypocrisy.
Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love;
give preference to one another in honor….”
“Carry out love by, being patient. Be kind. Do not be jealous.
Do not brag or be arrogant. Do not act unbecomingly.
Do not seek your own. Do not be provoked.
Do not keep track of wrongs done to you.
Do not rejoice when you see unrighteousness.
Be happy when you see the truth demonstrated.
Bear all things. Believe all things. Hope all things. Endure.”
1 Corinthians 13
“The one who loves his brother abides in Light
and there is no cause for stumbling in him.”
1 John 2:10
If you are one who in some measure feels jealousy and rage coming against your person, allow this to be a time of blessing the one who is struggling (Matthew 5:44-45). Allow this to be a tool in God’s hand to further form you. Allow the Lord to be your defense. Walk in the opposite spirit. Walk in grace. Show kindness–irresistible love. Exercise that action of drawing closer to the Groom during this time. Just remember if this moment of intensity wasn’t taking place, there would be another “event” permitted to come close to you with the intention of shaping you further, with the tool like iron which sharpens iron. So rejoice in the midst of a trial such as this.
If you are one who is dealing with the issue of jealousy, stemming from being afraid of being left out, abandoned, rejected, anger, etc… If any of this rings true to you, this season is truly a gift from the Lord. It is time for this spirit to stop it’s harassments against you. Freedom is available and beautiful. Celebration of life is on it’s way. You are deeply loved by the One who said, ” You are My beloved, and My desire is for you.”
Let’s take this a little deeper, with an example — a prophetic picture of how the Lord released the earth from this spirit which injured humanity a long time ago.
Remember how Cain was given land to til, while Abel was given sheep to shepherd? This land was outside of the garden. By the sounds of it the land had come to the point of producing fruit. Remember, Eve and Adam had to cultivate the land when first thrust out of the garden. The fact that Adam and Eve’s cultivation worked is evident from the fact that Cain gave an offering from the fruit of the land he cultivated.
Cain WAS in the land given to him by God. He was a cultivator of the earth. He must of been doing a great job. His weakness wasn’t in his work, his weakness came because he didn’t understand what was taking place through God’s perspective and placement of people. He, the land cultivator. Abel the sheepherder. He allowed jealousy to dominate his space-the land of his heart.
The problem is that the land he was given by God was now echoing the sound of the tears of the blood that was shed. This blood was the life of his brother Abel. Abel wept within the earth which was given to his brother to cultivate. For this reason because Cain now had blood on his hands and the natural land given to him, he was no longer able to til this property.
The judgment against him was that he had to leave the domain he was given and now had to wonder in territories foreign to him. It was so hard for him to leave and it was so hard for Cain to live in these unknown regions. He now knew fear of another kind, and told God about it. In the Lord’s mercy He placed a sign on Cain which announced that if anyone touched Cain they themselves would be cursed. He became a vegabond. He lost his inheritance and lost the field which he was given by God. He now knew another kind of wilderness.
Let’s try to capture this. Jesus did an incredible redemptive work for us, when he came to earth. When at the age of thirty He was baptized and empowered by the Holy Spirit through the endowment of the Dove at the Jordan, he was “carried” into the wilderness for 40 days. It is the very wilderness that Cain was sent to. It is the identification of the very wilderness that Adam and Eve now had to learn to til. It was in this wilderness that he dealt with the three areas of sin which humanity had and would learn to overcome thru the duration of their stay on this earth. He came to overcome these sin areas in the wilderness, where they began.
Remember, this is an assignment to take us out. Jealousy wants us to lose ground, to give up, to forget who we are in Father God. “It” has to let go. Read on…
As we said before, this wilderness of the soul was created through the prideful jealousy of Lucifer himself. The very reality that the earth became void – is the expression of the result of his thought of possessing the throne of God. The pride of life, the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh thrive in the desert place. This desert place of the soul was engaged at the time of separation which took place in the garden through the fall of Adam and Eve. They too embraced the fallacy that something could be possessed without it being given by heaven itself.
Jesus came to pour out the living water on the dry souls and to revive the spirits of mankind. He was about to overcome these three areas of sin, and win the war for His Father’s family. He came to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. He came to settle us into the land of His heart. How beautiful!! Freedom!! After all we are His family!!!
Jesus the Messiah would overcome this “thing” which kidnapped His family through the full dependence of His Father. This would take place during these forty days. He would accept no help from anything “earthy”; no help from the water within the earth, the cattle of the fields, or the fruit of the land. No earthly food would touch His mouth nor satisfy His body. No strength would come to Him through the partaking of earthly food. No sight would come to Him through the water which gave life to creation itself. He would remain in the desert for 40 days; each day representing one year of the Israelites wonderings in the desert lands. He would win; hence, we were about to receive an incredible inheritance delivered to us from the ONE who would start and finish the race well. He would and did rescue the family for His Father.
You and I know that Jesus refused the bread from Satan, He refused the glory shown to Him by lucifer, He refused dark governing powers. He would wait and receive only that which would come to Him from His Father above. For it is Father who provides for His children. Jealousy is the food of hell itself – thornes. Healing restores – Bread of Life.
Before this moment in time, John the Baptist the forerunner ran ahead of Jesus cultivating the wilderness, bringing it into a place of readiness and fruitfulness thru the declaration of the Good News. He announced Messiah’s time and works of Salvation. John the Baptist came into the deserts baptizing people in water. He poured water onto the newly awakened garden of the human flesh, soul, and spirit; establishing a highway in the hearts of men to receive Jesus Christ, the Tree of LIfe. John watered and waited for the Fire of He who would seal the work of heaven on the earth.
In order to do this, God had prepared John. He learned to yield to the Spirit. John walked in the opposite spirit of prideful jealousy. John preferred the bridegroom over himself. Remember John 3?
His disciples asked him,
“Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan,
to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him.”
John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing
unless it has been given him from heaven.”
“You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but,
‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’
“He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom,
who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice.
So this joy of mine has been made full.
“He must increase, but I must decrease….”
In living out this standard of love, John the Baptist redeemed the land of the heart regarding the issue of prideful jealousy by consequently releasing the key of this prison; water of repentance in the desert place.
Following John the Baptist, Jesus Christ the Messiah took the land of our hearts which was a wilderness at the time, cultivating the soil so deeply with His world changing redeeming fiery love that it became the land flowing with milk and honey. He burned the vegetation making room for the fertilization of His Truth. The invitation has been presented to each of us. It is an invitation for our hearts to receive and come into truth’s reality that we have been placed in the family–within the garden–the land that is flowing with milk and honey.
All of our daily choices; once we believe this is true, can be processed through the knowing that our feet are on the land of milk and honey and no longer subjected to dry ground. All has been provided for us. What is necessary now is simple– just to come into agreement with HIs Word, to come into agreement with His heart, and to come into agreement with the new covenant which has been given to us–His redeeming, cleansing, strengthening love. Christ is enough. He is in us and in such a precious earth shattering way roars, “You are my beloved daughter in whom I am well pleased. “You are my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
There is no more need to fear rejection. There is no more need to marry into the abandoned land called the orphan spirit. It is God who has not only adopted us but He has called us to Himself a long time ago–before the foundations of the earth. The identity of each of us so is incredible that to adventure into LIFE discovering who we are, and daring to become His is worth every moment of life in the gymnasium (garden) called life.
Instead of the earth now being a foreign place to us, Jesus commanded us saying,
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved;
but he who does not believe will be condemned.
And these signs will follow those who believe:
In My name they will cast out demons;
they will speak with new tongues;
they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly,
it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,
and they will recover.”
Mark 16:15 – 18
Whatever stronghold we are dealing with, it is a sign that Jesus is right there ready to deliver you and me. Magdalene is one who was possessed with 7 demons, and scripture tells us that, “He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.” Mark 16:9 In her breakthrough, she was the one God chose to demonstrate His true opinion of woman. She was used to announce the reversal of what took place in the garden. She was used to exemplify the new Eve. Whether the demon be jealousy, fear, covetousness, abandoned, orphaned, depression, lust of the eye, etc…. Jesus is waiting to reveal to US His resurrected reality. It’s time to taste and see that He is good.
A simple genuine “Help me, Jesus,” is all it takes.
Spontaneous prayer of repentance and declaration of His life in us and for us is transcribed below. The Lord may lead you into a different personal prayer, but I just wanted to make this one available to you.:
Quoted: “There are some of us who have this condemnation of jealousy within us that says, “‘This happens to me.’ Let go of the condemnation. Dance it off.’”
“Father we repent, forgive us for our weakness. We want to receive the work of Your blood. You have already atoned for our sins. Father, we ask that You would come and take full authority. We want to submit under Your authority. We say from this day on that we do not want to look at someone else and bring them under the place of murder, but Jesus we want to release Your brothers and sisters into life. Father, we ask You to help us be delivered from this spirit, which is opposite of what You have given us. Lord we repent for resentment. We repent for bitterness. We repent for not seeing what You have given us.
We repent for not seeing what You have given to our sisters. Father we have been so upset when others have received favor. We have wanted them to be removed from their platform. Lord, we are asking You, to deliver the Middle East from this issue. Father deliver us Your church in the Middle East. Remove death from us and bring us into resurrection power. Father let us have faith in who You have created us to be.
Father, if You never give us a platform again during our lifetime on earth we will be satisfied to walk the lands with no acknowledgement from mankind. We say today, “Help Us, be satisfied to live our entire life in the hidden place–in Your love.”
We cannot come to this point on our own. We need You to come to do this for us. It is You who said, “It is not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit.” We ask You to come now in Your Spirit and take that broom at the threshold. Come and burn away that which is not of You. Remove it from the place of our threshold. Burn it from the place of our threshold, so that we can enter into Jesus who is the Door. So that we can enter through the Gate–Jesus Christ Himself.
“Father, I ask that You would do this for every women’s and man who is in this room. Let us be a first fruit offering in this nation. Rescue us, Oh God. Rescue us from this hook and pour Your fire upon us. Let us not be seen again, but let Your face be seen in us.””
“This issue of jealousy makes us lame. It does not let us walk. It does not let us walk through the threshold into new lands. Jealousy works like a cave. We go into the cave and become stuck–we get stuck in thick mud. I have had several attacks of this, and didn’t know. It comes like a spirit of death. As my sisters broke this spirit of jealousy off of me, life came back. But, I didn’t know that it came from someone else. We can put another person into a prison through jealousy.
The more you are growing into leadership, the more we need to deal with the spirit of jealousy. I believe this is right on. But, we need to break this spirit.”
“In Jesus name we break this spirit of jealousy in our spirit, soul, body, conscience, sub conscience. We break the spirit of death — the spirit of murder and we say, “You have to go! You must leave now in Jesus name! Leave our spirit, our soul, our mind, our body by the ordinance of the blood line of Jesus Christ. We break the curses of jealousy. Every curse that is against our lives. Every curse of death. In the name of Jesus we speak life. We speak life into your spirit, soul, and body and conscience.”
“We receive Your resurrection power into our womb, Jesus. We receive the wine of your Holy Spirit into our womb now. You are the only one who can direct life. Even as John the Baptist said, ‘We have nothing except that which comes to us from the Father.’ Father we say, ‘Within our womb, we do not want to receive anything in an ill-gotten fashion, but we want to receive that which comes from Your hand. We receive Your wine of Your Holy Spirit, we receive Your blood, Your life, Your freedom.'”
Father we ask that You would open up our eyes to see how You see. We want Revelation 3 to be real to us. You told us to buy eye salve. Anoint our eyes that we can see again.”
“We declare that the cave is open. We can now enter new lands..”
Celebrating His Grace and Awesomeness
Dear Church World,
By now we have grasped the understanding of the power found in our words. Such an amazing gift from God.
With that gift given by God, would you take some time and connect to the Love, Power, Authority, Character of God and release HIS reality over the Jewish nation and over the Arab nations? If you haven’t already would you please disconnect from the impact of world media opinion, prejudice, and racism; taking a moment to come into agreement with Gods plans over these nations?
Precious Arab family and friends; along with, Jewish friends and family are living in the regions and effected by the media and church’s words and strength of the opinion. Our words, like a magnet come together covering the nations like a dome of either love or hate. To have a shield over them filled with prayers and decree’s of the heart releasing peace with courage would be a huge gift. This would release stamina in them, enabling them to continue building the Kingdom of God in the midst of war and threats of war.
The confusion swirling isnt of God. The hatred spewing isn’t of God. Sides taken isn’t of God. Celebrating ones death; whether Arab or Jew isn’t of God. Racism is an ugly thing meant to destroy the army of love meant to move throughout the lands of the east, with the purpose of inviting souls into His Kingdom.
We were all created for greatness–now is a good time to express that greatness by getting up above the violent opinionated and racist machine and looking from Gods vantage point.
I’m not talking about applauding the violence being released through Islamic terrorist groups. I’m not talking about applauding Jewish settlers who have violated the human right to live. I’m not talking about applauding the kidnapping of Jewish beautiful youth nor the stabbing of many. I’m not talking about applauding the teachings of religions which takes away the human rights to choose one’s religious choice. I’m not talking about governments playing nations against each other like pawns on a chess board. I’m talking about getting up beyond all of that evil and requesting audience with the King of Kings, for the purpose of understanding and coming into agreement with His heart and plans.
If we had a critical mass which would unify with His plan maybe we could see a shift in the lands of His heart. The answer will not come from political governments but from the righteous, courageous few found in the land who will rise and take their place and bring Kingdom of Heaven kind of change.
Our Arab and Jewish families need your time and need your decision to be one that says, ” I will choose the path of greatness. I will choose to request an audience with God. I will choose the path above the noise of worldly wisdom defying anger, racism, and this political chess game, by releasing the sound of righteousness and truth above the nations of the East…” For in the midst of darkness those who do will shine dispelling this evil.
God is not running around frazzled with every bomb, falsified news photos, kidnapping, burning, conversations over coffee of those who are taking sides… Jesus weeps. Jesus grieves.
God is looking for those who will volunteer in the day of His power to do great exploits. Today is the day of His power.
A brief incomplete thought and request,
Scribed in love,
God personally gives names to 3 people groups calling them,
‘The Work of My hands.’
He identifies their geographical locations;
He personally tells them what He will do regarding them;
“In that day there will be a highway
from Egypt to Assyria,
and the Assyrians will come into Egypt
and the Egyptians into Assyria,
the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.”
He mentions the third party;
“In that day Israel will be the third party
with Egypt and Assyria” Isaiah 19:24
He states what the outcome of this Highway will be;
“a blessing in the midst of the earth.” (Isaiah 19:24)
Yes, Heaven’s Highway has made its way to earth;
He said their gods would be removed–heavens systems would be available to them. He said He would heal them. He said they would return to HIM!!
He said they would visit Egypt and Egypt them– worshiping together.
He said they would join them resulting in such a great blessing in all the earth.
Folks the demonic realm is frightened to the core of the Power of Heaven’s Highway!
In the midst of God’s highway coming to earth, I saw a dust storm of anger.
Manifesting from the powers of darkness, Oh yes they will try– his retaliations are evident and being experienced by many on the ground. Horrific atrocities and bloodshed, occurring daily. Yes, a last futile ditch effort to stop Heavens Highway from invading earth. It’s too late friends. Darkness cannot compete with God. The Highway has arrived!
Incredible demonstrations of power are going to be witnessed among the Syrians, Jordanians, Iraqis, Israelis, Egyptians, and more. Such a revival of worship, sounds–Kingdom Systems. Such mighty love and worship will arise through the people of the highway resonating thru the whole world!
ALL OF THE EARTH WILL BE BLESSED!!!
Watch Egypt–as it settles into Kingdom ways, simultaneously you will see a larger population accept His Kingdom Highway.
Generations have prayed, prophesied, decreed, and demonstrated heaven’s life coming to earth.
Generations have loved, healed, experienced demonstrations of power, angelic assistance, and petitioned to experience more one-on-one and corporate expressions of God’s ways and life on earth.
Generations have seen His Spirit of Wisdom, His Counsel, His Knowledge, His Justice, His Righteousness, His Peace, His Restorations, and more.
Generations have experienced the results of His Spirit: Love, Self-Control, Gentleness, Kindness, Joy, Long-Suffering, etc. etc
He has visited many one-on-one, corporate, and on a national scale.
The question is, is it possible that He would also have intentions to release not only Extraterrestrial beings, His Spirit identity, His presence, BUT also release genuine, tangible architecture of heavens buildings and highways to earth!!??
Yes! We are called to walk on such highways–bridges, connecting nations together-linking His family one ethos to another.
In much anticipation,
His Spirit was alive.
He was awake — Light.
He tabernacled in an earthly garment,
His earthly dwelling place.
He faced fire — satan’s torments
Refused to bow to darkness’s lie of glory.
Pride of self not an option.
Without bread, lips brutally parched–40 days waterless.
Feet and garments torn by the rocky desert land
the state of His tabernacle given to Him for His earth’s love work
His battle attire.
Fear unhooked–unpegged from His tabernacle.
His Spirit alive
Aligned to Father
Spirit alive-baptized-new life
Unhooked: dead to powers of darkness, eyes ablaze-set on the prize.
Here to work–to seed–to plant.
Here to awaken–give life–give gifts.
Here to walk the earth through heavens eyes. Bring forth family.
Darkness hated Him–afraid of Him–despised Him.
Ripped at His flesh–His tabernacle–earth’s form.
His Spirit stood. Stood. Remained.
Stood as they tore away at Him.
Attempt to kill He who is Water
–Water of life.
Provision for man’s wells
Resurrection power transferred, as He stood.
Take my flesh, you cannot near my spirit.
Immuned from the waterless place.
Take my flesh, you cannot near my spirit.
For it is hewn by fire.
Take my flesh, you cannot near my spirit.
For it is holy aligned.
unpegged from tabernacle
slaveless to fear.
I die to live
“I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live but Christ that lives in me.”
a life lived outside the box of earth’s time
Spirit set on fire.
Lord, we again come to the time when Your Spirit will invade our Spirit.
Infusing within us Your power life, as we live in this tabernacle.
Come tabernacle within our Spirit to the fullest degree.
Take my life and let it be–holy Lord to You.
Flesh vs. Spirit
No longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me.
ps. Did you know that thru Jesus’ 40 days of temptation satan attempted to break Him in the 3 areas of sin. All acts of sin fall under one of these categories: pride of life, lust of the flesh, or lust of the eye…at least that’s what He told me.
Anyways, in our life time we are confronted in these 3 areas also. Don’t let shame take you down. Shame will try to destroy your win, right at the starting gate of this opportunity to lean into God.
Visualize your face to face confrontation as an opportunity to activate your love for Jesus. Realize the courage God gave you to cherish your passion for a completed, #1 finish! Celebrate the process by getting up and fighting. Fight with decrees of truth.
Jesus was baptized in the nation of Jordan, in the river Jordan. He was then in the deserts of Jordan for 40 days. He went from hearing God’s voice saying, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased,” to hearing the voice of the accuser attempt to destroy His identity and destiny.
Let the power of God’s opinion guide you through, and break you out of the slimy moments of temptation and accusation.
God’s love is stronger then satan’s sick, evil, coniving, illuring, wicked, intellectual mind control, condemning, weakening sweet talk.
God’s words will strengthen you, humble you, give you room to breathe, enable you to be clear headed, shake off darkness, see into the future, hope again, love your present day and future, rest again–know His peace, to live and love again. Our spirit has been given the inheritance of being an untouchable to the devil and his schemes. It’s the place of immunity. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High…..”
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“As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.” Matthew 20:29-34
Prophetic watchmen/intercessor talk….
One of my dear friends and I were on skype talking about the gift and power of compassion. The definition of compassion is, “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.”
In Colossians 3:12 we are instructed to, “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion…” Defined here compassion means the same, “to be sympathetic” in the sense of grief or sorrow, but also in that of the sympathy which is ready to help.””
Sounds like a prayer life infused with compassion would possibly carry the sounds of deep unspeakable groaning as one cries out to God for the healing, deliverance, and rescue of those in need.
Just some thoughts: When we pray for one who is sick, are we reaching the point in our emotions which the parents of that sick child carry–do we reach their desperation point? More so are we experiencing Christ’s deep longing for His healing to be received? When a multitude of humanity is being slaughtered before our very eyes (we witness the effects thru media or in person) do we enter into the desperate sorrow and strong desire to alleviate the sufferings through prayer and actions, by the strength and victory of God’s resurrection power?
Jesus did. In Isaiah 42, Isaiah shares with us that Jesus the Warrior, travailed like a woman in labor releasing (birthing) salvation to the earth. He has granted us the grace to travail to the point of breakthrough; taking hold of the dominion we were given–taking hold of the ingredients of the Kingdom of God and releasing them into the need at hand.
God is not neglecting the earth and the people on the earth. He has given us dominion and instructed us to, ” σπλαγχνίζομαι splagchnizomai” to be moved with compassion, from within our inner part:our womb–the place of birthing, our kidneys–the seat of our emotions , our lungs–the breath used to release life sound (σπλάγχνον splagchnon).
This is the season of the warrior. The strength and sound of a warrior is often primal in nature. A compassionate warrior moves in determination, deep reliance on the power of the Cross and Christ’s resurrection, boldness, fearless courage in the face of darkness, joyful in giving life and motivated by the love of God and sees himself as a defender of mankind.
Happy Day to you O’ Warrior of Compassion!
Father, we prayover the borders of nations. We ask for HEAVEN”S SHIELDS to lock together surrounding our nations. Let the vibration of these shields fill the hearts and minds of immigrants who are finding refuge within our lands. For the shields of the earth belong to You, God. Release Your mercy and cleanse any shields which we have defiled.
We bless each sojourner with the message of these shields. As they pass through the shields into our land arrest them with Your love, might, and awe.
To you sojourner of lands foreign to you:
These shields are your help.
Receive God your rock and salvation.
He will surround you with favor, as you walk upright in heart. (Help America walk upright in heart, Lord.)
Receive our hospitality, He will lift your head.
Get up and take hold of His help, recognize your deliverance.
Receive Christ as righteous King, healing will be your bread.
Bend your heart to God, you will find trust again.
Receive hope for your future.
Recognize your place of refuge.
Receive and walk in peace.
Find comfort in justice.
You have come to your hiding place, rest under His wing.
(All descriptions of shields found in the bible. Deuteronomy, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, Psalms, Proverbs)
We love you,
He showed me the streets of France filled with blood, but this blood was the sacrificed blood of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus is saying, “I have purchased France. France belongs to Me.”
I then saw and bottle of wine tipping over, and the wine was filling the streets. He then showed me the most beautiful white out of the ordinary sized dove hovering over the wine that was spilt on the streets of France. I believe that the Lord wants us to invite France to invite the Dove of the Holy Spirit to come into France.
Father we speak over France that from the point of her brokenness from the place of her bowing down, O Lord, that the church of France will arise and welcome You in.
Father we bless France and we decree over France that, ” You have been purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ, the One and Only True God, the One and Only True Messiah.” We prophesy over France now and say, “You will know a revival like you have not known before. You will know an awakening that you have not tasted of yet. But stand up, pick up the cup, and drink of the wine of the Holy Spirit.”
“Holy Dove, we see Your beauty and we see Your hunger, and we see Your desire for the nations. And as You hover now, oh Holy One, we ask that You would fly over the nation of France and abolish what is evil; bringing forth in the nation Your design and desire for France.”
Thoughts regarding France, USA, and beyond…. to believers world wide. As believers, if we have not reached out to our neighbors as neighbor and evangelizer we have not done our job. The great commission was established intentionally. Father has assisted us greatly. How? He relocated the Great Harvest to our backyard. Every religious belief system rejecting the Son of God…..all in our backyard and waiting. Social media racism and “eye for eye” rantings will not win us rewards in eternity. As human beings hungry for God and His nearness, we will find Him waiting at the door of our neighbor’s house. Why dont we go help Him in? We can actually help open the door for Him to come in. What a memorable moment that would be for our “neighbors.”
France, Lebanon, Canada, California, Iraq, Germany, Jordan, Syria doesn’t need our conversationalist rantings. They are about to experience a great move of God … and some already are.
How do I know? Because Isaiah the prophet said, at the time of great darkness we will shine as a great light and during that time the Middle Eastern nations will come into the house of God and strengthen the Body of Christ (paraphrased).
Apparently the great harvest isn’t looking like many expected. LOOK! Stop being afraid. This is what you went to Bible School for. This is why you gave your life to 24/7 prayer. This is why you were ordained. This is why you were determined to learn the language of the marketplace. This is why you wanted a passport. This is why you established a 501c3. This is why you learned the 4 spiritual laws. This is why you spent thousands of dollars and as many hours traveling through your nation passionately carrying out prophetic acts. This is the answer to your question, “God, what is my next step.” I promise.
Stop bashing the nations who are lost in darkness and BE THE LIGHT!!!! Stop Muslim bashing. They are your love assignment. Get your boots on and start working in the fields.
You feel fear? Well, that’s the personal and corporate terror that satan is traumatizing the harvest with. Get above that and battle using the great commission as your motivational tool of choice.
Be careful, do not get caught up in the world system of argument. When Joshua was about to face the enemy, the angel of the Lord came and stood in front of him. Joshua, the powerful most courageous warrior of his time asked, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” The reply he received wasn’t the one he expected.
The heavenly being, who was the Captain of the Lord’s army said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.” Joshua’s courageous response was right. He FELL ON HIS FACE to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
FOLKS WE WILL NOT HEAR THE STRATEGIES OF HEAVEN until we realize this earth belongs to God and His heart, His character, His ways, and His perspective is what is needed. He gave us dominion. Dominion given came with the privilege of presenting the earth back to Creator healed and beautiful.
Our first posture is to get on our faces UNTIL He speaks. Yes, we like the social interactions, specially during times of tragedy. That’s a good thing. Tragedy–pain pulls us together, even as celebrations do. But, if we want to be leaders–generals–servants–effective humans, we must find our self flat on our faces in times when we do not have the right answer. In times when the enemy is hot on our tail with one desire, with the evil intention to annihilate nations known for freedom and beauty, we must encounter God for strategy.
Once we bow our hearts to the ground, positioning our hearts higher than our minds, then and only then will the captain of heavens hosts reply and say, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” It is only at this point that God will allow His unadulterated, true, clear words to be spoken. It is from this posture that He will give direction for a victory.
Folks we need a clear trumpet call. It will not be mixed with tradition, racism, hate, vile language, political spirits and preferences. You want to be a prophetic voice? Well, than get under the tent of the Lord and listen. Facebook, Periscope, Instagram, Google, Twitter, webinars can wait. Truth can wait for the clean clear vessel. Empty rhetoric can not.
We have entered the times of the Great Harvest. Courageously participate!
Scribed by briskilla
GPS instructions are not foolproof, and on June 9th this was no exception… or was it? Instead of the most direct route, “waze” chose a path through neighborhoods, flood regions–inconvenient pathways. This was unique because oftentimes “waze” will go out of its way to guide me away from traffic, construction, blocked roads, etc. Well, this time — NOT.
Very quickly, the presence of Holy Spirit was experienced. He was highlighting something–I perked up. GPS chose DOVE RD. Unknowingly, this is the road that was and still is flooded. Papa knew how to grab my attention. He knew speaking using the symbolism of “The Dove” would work for His Arab stubborn daughter.
The river had overflowed it’s banks and was flooding onto Dove Road. What He spoke of years ago, through Bob Jones, Bobby Connor, Chuck Pierce, and others was about to launch.
Summer and Fall of 2012, Holy Spirit began to speak into my heart about the preparation for a “move of God” which was taking place in this region. Holy Spirit was about to be welcomed and received in this area. Since that time, it has been clear that preparation of heart, foundation of faith faithfully taught, ministries built in right standing with the Lord and man, communion with God, and obedience to His leading were steps taken in preparation for receiving God’s visitation.
This flood is a sign of the nearness of time. He was preparing the land. There is going to be a move of the Spirit (Dove) which will signify that the “Sun” is shining in Texas again, and that the unseen darkness previously here has lifted.
It’s time to “wade in the water.”
There will be a move of the Spirit which will birth many into the younger generation of believers. Oaks of Righteousness will be refreshed and on their way to shining like the noon day sun — planted in the River of the Holy Spirit (Psalms 1 and Revelations 22).
There will be a resurgence of Justice; freedom received for a supernatural life of Holy Spirit, lightheartedness, peace, righteousness. With justice and her benefits, God’s people will not be easily moved as the times we live in grow darker. For we are called to release His LIGHT – He whom is brighter than the noonday sun. This move will reawaken, reunite the family of the King.
Father Claus* said, “Obedience is the greatest honor in heaven and on earth, therefore you must strive to be obedient to one another. Peace is certainly in God, for God is peace.” Well, if this is true, and it is, what are some of the commandments God implemented, expecting us to adhere to, towards each other?
That, my friend, can be your quest for the day….Ponder, choose, act, write, be amazed and forever changed. And in the meantime, ask God how you can prepare and be part of the movement He is releasing in Texas.
(*”Nicholas of Flue, a political mystic” – booklet from Switzerland-1481)
ps. @ Wordpress blog http://www.visualeast.org , the poem,”Storms, Floods, and the Response” can be found (thoughts regarding what the month of May storms really were. BUT this post will focus on Southlake and the surrounding regions of Texas.)
If your region has experienced the storms of 2015, if you havent already please consider meditating on passages such as Psalms 18, 50, 68, 85, 99, 104, 114, 144. God can be found in the storm.
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ps. the photo above shows: Flooding on Dove Road – visual confirmations
Some call it, “bored.”
Some call it, “lonely.”
The wounded might call it, “forgotten.”
EEeeekkkk, left out???
You know that feeling when you don’t know what to do next–hands free? Surprisingly or not, you have time on your hands. Yes, the feel of a little or alot uncomfortable. You “look” around and have a momentary silent panic, “OH MY GOSH, I’M ALONE–EXCITED or is it sadness? Heck, am I FORGOTTEN??!!” “Did the party go on without me! !?!!” “Too silent?”
No new emails, text messages, phone calls, or new ideas. “What am I gonna fill time with??? Standing in the middle of your bedroom, or is it the mall.
Sometimes, one can freak out…especially during those adolescent years. Remember?
Well, here’s the amazing truth about those, “silent moments.”
Those, “moments–hours, days, weeks” are an open invitation delivered SPECIAL for you. Your Creator designed those moments into your timeline’s composition. He wants to meet with you to help you in developing your “now” and your future.
Once we enter the space of silence, we will realize that we are not alone, but that the Designer of our hearts and life is right there waiting.
So, “fear not” and take the plunge.
His conversation will love you, give you ideas, reveal hidden goodness.
How? Well. We are all different. Is it a walk or run for you? Open journal with water colors or oil pastels? Worship coming out of your heart, as you lean up against that tree in the nearby woods? Is it your closet, your window nook, your backyard, your tree swing? Whichever it is, you’ll know. Peace, Truth, Love, Light follows Him wherever He visits.
Some call this a dark time. Possibly, but there is a brighter perspective. I recall a conversation, with one of the best guitar players in the West. He said that perfecting his playing was not the outcome of moments in the limelight, busy schedules, or social events. Quality and marksmanship was a result of developing his skill during the “silent moments” — no fanfare, no accolades, no schedule, no lights.
He said that “silence” doesn’t last forever and when that moment is over, he realized that because he utilized that empty space he was well prepared for the next season. It’s the same with us, if we would push past the discomfort one will know that this preparation–realignment–communion time has done it’s job in strengthening and cultivating.
Our fear of silence, rejection, aloneness, “the how” is combated as we face the “empty space” — the “silent moments” heart/head on. Once we enter the space of silence, we will realize that we are not alone, but that the Designer of our hearts and life is right there waiting.
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