You empower me to create with a
tool unseen by the natural eye,
yet daily heard—my words.
Words spoken down through the ages have constructed edifices/structures above, beneath, around, and in us. Many words, merely conceived in our hearts, create the paths we find ourselves walking today. The mind is the womb of the heart. Thoughts are seeds that gestate to full term. The evidence of what is enthroned in our souls becomes our reality.
Where LIFE has been granted room (by our own will) and spoken—where life thoughts are formed—we partake of the joy, peace, and fruit of the strength of our words believed … LIFE, there He is present.
Where our thoughts agree with the demeaning of self-and/or circumstances we often sense the inability to move, work, or complete tasks. The emotion of inner sadness, perception of being less than average, and constant wheels spinning result in a perceived emptiness … and we birth the wind of lifeless gestures. DEATH, there He is not present.
The power we hold is magnificent in authority, whether it be displayed in our hearts, seeded through our thoughts, or acted upon verbally to self or others. Edifices built either by agreement with Light and Life or with Darkness and Death (the world absent of Light) are our two options. Which do we choose?
Our words become “flesh” and dwell among us.
(adapted from John 1:14)
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God,
these are the sons of God.”
Romans 8:14 (nasv)
Edits by Ali
If one sees the treasure and importance of womanhood, one has seen how much God celebrates the creation of the female side of His family.
Creator God, is the founder of creativity. When He constructed the DNA of womanhood, He was releasing into her a most treasured and hidden essence of Him. It was the essence of convergence.
There is a precise gathering moment when all the materials needed to bring to life the Designer’s dream takes place. These “materials” are engineered carefully to fit together, function together, and produce a genuine “article” of excellence and beauty. This is usually built in a “safe place” “creative place”-“a place true freedom, light, and life.” And until that “piece” is completed the Creators thoughts and intentions of heart continue to bath the final outcome with faith in what is coming forth; working through ideas which keep coming, love, assisting in the “protecting and development” of the Designer’s Dream. The wait. The gestation. The nurturing.
God created the earth. It became formless and void. (Some believe this occurred when lucifer was removed from his Throne Room position). At this point He who is the ultimate Creator/Architect of creation, did not abandon what He had created, but send His Spirit to brew over the void and formlessness of what He had made. His Spirit hovered over the face of the waters (which covered the earth). His Spirit was not silent, but nurtured the earth until it was time to once again bring light and order to what was created.
The Spirit of God and the water wombed the earth until the set time of breakthrough: when God broke the hold of the waters and sent them to their designated place; vast waters pulling away from the earth, revealing the beautiful land which was waiting to be displayed with incredible forests, deserts, rivers and creeks, the highest of mountains, crops, creatures of the sea and land, , lights in the sky for the day and night. This the home of man and womankind.
Woman is a facilitator who loves to brew over, create, nurture, discerns, foresee, cultivate her spirit, cultivate what is given to her, loves to be close to the Spirit Life of God, loves to be loved, loves to build, loves to war and defend the weak, and loves to love. She has the capability of carrying within her womb the convergence of all ingredients necessary to bring forth to full term the beauty of ultimate life – humankind. And when it is time to birth; pain is no match for her, she will travail with all her strength, fighting to bring into this world the outcome (the fruit) of love — the Designer’s design.
The woman and her God-given ability to be a carrier of the Designer’s creation is incredible. Her womb (both natural and spiritual wombs) is the safest place on this earth. This “secret place” which every creator needs is EXEMPLIFIED most beautifully through the life of a woman. The ingenuity of the female race is magnificent by design.
He is man and she is woman. Without her, what He desires to birth cannot see it’s moment of convergence. It is only through convergence that His and Her dream can be witnessed. Her Womb is the safe place for His seed – Her travail is the war needed to see what was created come to life in it’s full form.
Esther’s, Deborah’s, Jael’s, Hannah’s, Mary’s womb was needed for destiny’s fulfillment. ____________ (place your name here) you are needed in your life time. You are invited to display the beauty of the outcome of your union with God. You are invited to exemplify what Kingdom Designing is. You are a creator, a facilitator, an administrator, and executioner of God’s world on earth.
Cultures are shifting. Safe places created through His Word and Spirit, His righteousness and justice, dance and joy, freedom and peace, truth and wisdom, deliverance and healing are necessary for the healthy birth. The execution of the design was exemplified through the first mother formed, Eve. Redemption birthed into the earth through Mary the Mother of Jesus. And Woman’s restoration proclaimed through the woman known as Mary of Magdala. The final execution will be exemplified and carried out by the final bride-mother-queen. Her name is the Bride of Christ. That is you (both male and female) and all those who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived through the Holy Spirit and brought forth through the womb of His woman-His Bride.
إن رأى المرء أهمية الأنوثة، فقد شهد كيف يحتفل الله بخليقته في الجانب الأنثوي من عائلته.
الله الخالق، هو مؤسس الإبداع. عندما قام ببناء الحمض النووي للأنوثة، كان يطلق في داخلها جوهر منه مخبّأٌ وغالي الثمن. وقد كان جوهر التقارب.
هناك نقطة ما فيها يتم جمع كل المواد اللازمة لإحياء حلم المصمم. هذه “المواد” صُممت بعناية لتتناسب معاً، تعمل معاً، وتُنتج “مادة” حقيقية من الجمال المتميِّز. وعادة ما يتم بناءه في “مكانٍ آمن” “مكانٍ إبداعي” – “مكان مليء بالحرية، النور، والحياة.” وحتى تكتمل تلك “القطعة” فإن أفكار المبدعين، نوايا القلب، “تُغطِّس” النتيجة النهائية بالأفكار الصامتة – الأفكار التي تتوالى، بالمحبة، للمساعدة في “حماية وتنمية” حلم المصمم.
خلق الله الأرض. أصبحت خربة وخالية. في هذه المرحلة ذاك الذي هو الخالق النهائي / المهندس المعماري للخلق، لم يتخلّ عن خليقته، بل أرسل روحه لما هو خرِب وخالِ والذي قد صنعه. روحه رفَّ على وجه المياه (التي قد غطّت الأرض). روحه لم يكُن صامتاً، بل قام برعاية الأرض حتى حان الوقت مرة أخرى للإتيان بالنور والنظام على ما تم إنشاؤه.
الروح والماء احتضنا الأرض حتى مجيء الوقت المحدد للاختراق، عندما أرسل الله المياه التي كانت تغطي الأرض إلى مكانها المحدد لها، وكشف عن الأرض الجميلة التي كانت تنتظر إظهارها بالنباتات المذهلة، الحيوانات، البشر، الأنوار للنهار والليل، الخ الخ.
المرأة هي التي تُهيئ، تُغذي، تُميِّز، تعتني بروحها، تعتني بما هو لها، تُحب أن تكون قريبة من روح الله الحي، وتُحب لتكون محبوبة. لديها القدرة على أن تحمل داخل رحمها التقارب بين جميع المكونات اللازمة للتتميم الكامل لجمال الحياة المُطلقة. وعندما يحين الوقت للولادة، فإنها ستمر بالعناء بكل قوتها، مُحاربةَ للإحضار لهذا العالم نتيجة (ثمر) المحبة – تصميم المصمم.
إن المرأة ومقدرتها المُعطاة لها من الله أن تكون حاملة لخليقة المصمم لا تُصدق. إن رحمها هو المكان الأكثر أماناً على هذه الأرض. وهذا “المكان السري” الذي يحتاجه كل خالقٍ يتمثّل بجمالٍ أكبر من خلال حياة المرأة. إن براعة سباق الإناث هي رائعة منذ التصميم.
هو رجلٌ وهي امرأة. من دونها، ما كان يرغب في ولادته لا يمكنه أن يرى لحظة تقاربه. فقط من خلال التقارب يمكن مشاهدة حلمه وحلمها. رحمها هو المكان الآمن – عناءها هو الحرب لرؤية ما تم إنشاؤه يأتي للحياة في شكله الكامل.
كانت هناك حاجة لقوة أستير، دبورة، ياعيل، حنة، مريم، جان دارك في زمانهن في التاريخ. ____________ (ضعي اسمك هنا) هناك حاجة لكِ، في زمانكِ، لعرض ما سيكون عليه جمال نتائج الإدارة الرئاسية الإبداعية وتنفيذ تصميم الملكوت.
الثقافات تتغير والأماكن الآمنة التي تأثرت بالبر والعدالة، بالرقص والفرح، بالحرية والسلام، بالحق والحكمة ضرورية لولادة صحية.
لقد تمثَّل تنفيذ التصميم من خلال أول أم قد تم تشكيلها. سيتم تمثيل التنفيذ النهائي وإنجازه على يد العروس – الأم – الملكة. واسمها عروس المسيح.
Written by briskilla
Translated by Lina
A beautiful friend, Katye, sent me this postcard . I hope you enjoy this art piece created by Eleatta Diver as much as I do.
Could it be that the “Awe in God” is returning to the conscience of many?
He caught my attention this morning. Demonstrated was one aspect of His power….
“Hear, O peoples, all of you;
Listen, O earth and all it contains,
And let the Lord God be a witness against you,
The Lord from His holy temple.
For behold, the Lord is coming forth from His place.
He will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.
The mountains will melt under Him
And the valleys will be split,
Like wax before the fire,
Like water poured down a steep place.” Micah 1: 2-4
First of all not only people are called to hear, but the earth AND ALL that is within the earth is called to listen to the voice of the trumpeter and subsequently to He who is God! Can you sense the “ear” of the earth and creation, or the turning to listen of the “noise” throughout the earth?
For me right now, it feels like “One” who is wayyyy mightier than “one.” The “One” who is larger than all human intellect combined is about to make Himself more tangible than He already has, and when He does everything and everyone will STOP, just in time to bow minds, hearts, and bodies before Him who is Holiness.
The Highest of mountain peaks are smaller than one grain of sand in the perspective of God (His hugeness!!!!). If a mountain is so humble through His lens, what would a valley be? Governments in scripture are often symbolized by a mountain or hill depending on their measure of power. Valleys, graced along the edge of these mountains are the receptor of either the abundance of rain resulting in harvest or the lack of rain causing bitterness of soul.
What carries authority in our intellectual perceiving, and what has the result been within our valley (the place of receiving)? Is there anything that carries such a massive place of prominence within our intellect or life experience causing God to seemingly be crowded out of ones sphere?
The Lord told Micah that He was coming, and when He did, the mountains would melt and valleys split open. The mountains would become like hot wax and the valley would receive the water pouring down into the steep place.
Hmmmm, I myself (as are you) are made of earth-clay. Upon this earth the soul and our spirit are alive. When God comes to visit, every aspect of our being responds to His presence. For He is the Ultimate “mountain of authority”. He comes to melt away anything that is attempting to kill our spirit, steal from our soul, or destroy our body. In other words, what we allow to govern us must answer to God. What we allow into our personal receptors will answer to the Lord. What is of Him will remain and what is not will melt loosing its grip of influence.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I came that they may have life,
and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
When one first reads Micah 1:2-4, the impression of God being angry might prevail in thoughts. But, in reality, He is. He is angry at strongholds which are hurting, affecting, accusing, traumatizing, and belittling people and everything He created. Towards humanity, He has a powerful never ending reality, and that is LOVE. But this love is not sappy and accepting of transgressions and iniquities.
Let us make room for Him to come, and let His foot find a place to land, for when He does our spirit, soul, and body will be free. The protective heart of God. The restorer of generations. The giver of life is on our side. The “One” offers His heart to us!
“Let’s humble ourselves in the presence of the”One”and He will exalt us.” James 4:10
Micah, the book depicting the Compassion of God.
Scribing with hope in the future.
January 2017 – Morning Thoughts
(photo by kellepics)
Alignment, Repentance, Clarity ….
“A safe place to land“
It’s been with great joy that I’ve had the privilege of mentoring a dear friend who happens to be Asian living in her motherland of Mainland China. (This is a nation which has become a part of my life, a nation which has been used of the Lord to change the course of my life.) We have spent hours per day listening, training–sharing hearts. Here is a letter which was recently shared, in response to a dream (shared with permission). We thought that maybe this would help someone else as well. This is part 1. For those interested in part 2 …. It’s simple, just ask.
P.S. A friend of mine helped me. In turn one in China is being encouraged in the same way… Let’s keep it going….
“Good morning, friend.
Some of the thoughts which I have had about your dream is regarding the need for refreshment/alignment/”settling in one’s spirit and soul”.
When we are involved in public service; tasks, meetings, conversations, events, corporate prayer, travel, and/or lots of interactions with people we often need to “pull away”–take time away in our place of prayer and meditation for the purpose of realignment to the Lord. This helps our soul (mind, will, and emotions), our physical well being, and our spirit to find rest and refreshment in God (Psalms 65:2, Philippians 4:6,7). Each person has their own strength, their struggles, their anointing, their opinions, and in the midst of a corporate setting much is taking place (lots of activities) both in the natural and in the spiritual realms.
It is normal–common–natural to engage people and events daily. This is life. There is no problem in this. God created us for communication, interaction; along with, building relationships events, and the Kingdom of God together. This is a beautiful sign (usually) that things have life. But, in the midst of such movements there needs to be a “realignment moment” when each person individually (with the Lord) goes through a recalibration/refreshing through prayer.
This condition (or need) is not “bad” or “wrong”. This is a common occurrence. The majority of the body of Christ does not realize that this step is necessary, yet. But, as someone is growing in a life directed by Holy Spirit, this step becomes more and more necessary. Often times the awareness is acute when the person begins to feel depleted, pulled in all directions, the feeling of agitations, scattered, etc.
The healthy part of realizing our conditions is that as someone is directed more and more by the Holy Spirit their lives are more and more sensitive — discernment is heightened — the individual will have an innate desire to be directed by God more and more. When this happens the influence of others can be good, or it can be too much IF the Holy Spirit has not been given “His space” in a person’s thoughts, spirit, will, or emotions. This can cause a person to feel “scattered,” not restful, unable to align their strength, nor process thoughts adequately. If we are bond servants then it is good to be able to hear the Lord–the Master–The King of our hearts and His wisdom–His timing–His way.
Even Jesus had to pull away and find time away with His Father. He often did this during the third and fourth watch of the night (Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12). I don’t believe He was only praying for the world during this time, but He was also spending time with His Father (I’m sure He missed Him), continuing His Union with Him. This Union would be the place of joy, with the result of alignment. Seeing His Father would be such a beautiful moment of connecting and hearing His mind and receiving His will, and engaging His emotions. It would also be during this time that the Father would strengthen His Son’s physical body. His time with God: where He opened His Spirit to His Father; was the place of the open heaven where heaven would come to earth, filling Him with all that was necessary and beautiful. Jesus did say that He only did what He saw the Father doing, so I always think that the Father then showed Him the things He would do that day. These things would be done through the servant gifts which the Lord gave Him. So, His spirit, soul, body, and gifts were strengthened by The Father while He was with Him. There was a transfiguration which took place as a result of the Father and Son unity.
Remember when Jesus wanted to wash the feet of the disciples (John 13)? He did not want to wash their bodies. Do you remember that? That was because they were already in the Kingdom, but only their feet needed to be cleansed. This is because (this act was a sign) of their daily journey on the roads of what is today modern day Israel and Jordan. The sole of their feet became dirty through the paths journeyed. So too, the soul of their person needed a tender touch of the pouring out of Holy Spirit’s waters. Jesus wanted to show them that they would need to wash each other’s feet from the labor of ministering in the lands they walked. This would not only be a natural washing of sand off of the sole of their feet, but also refreshing to their body, their soul (mind, will, emotions), and spirit. There is a statement that says, “first in the natural and then in the spiritual.”
In your dream you were not settled nor calm. You were trying to get to the plane for your next goal/assignment, but a few things were missing. For example, clothes were left at camp, you saw your friend but didn’t have the focus to complete your heart conversation with her, you didn’t have the desire to carry a small lightweight suitcase, you couldn’t find that luggage, no brush, and then you couldn’t find the desk necessary to get on the plane. This dream is not to cause you to feel bad, but simply to show you that you need some, what we call “alignment work.”
Our thoughts, emotions, and our will can be influenced or “pulled on” by other people’s visions, thoughts, opinions, conversations, activity, etc… This is not bad (if it is healthy), but at the end of each day we must return to the Lord and allow Him to have final say. This means that we refocus into the Lord and ask Him to amend our ways in the way that He desires. Honoring God, King, and Teacher of our lives is good and healthy. Loving ourselves enough by taking the time to do this “recalibration” is so good for us–healing–strengthening.
The Lord says that there is fresh manna for everyday (Exodus 16). To me this means that the provision of one day will not work for the next day. The fresh manna fell at the door of each person’s tent. Each family then had to open the tent door and pick up the fresh manna. The old manna could not be eaten and needed to be removed before the new would come.
To me this means that there needs to be a cleansing of the day, a refreshing, a realignment of our hearts so that the fresh manna will find a fresh place to land. This fresh manna comes from the Spirit of God, and influences our mind, our will, and our emotions. His food–His love–His presence–His fire–His will–His thoughts–His direction– desires to land on our spirits and loves to affect all of who we are. When this takes place there is an abiding rest which takes place. It is a confession of our faith that vibrates our desire for Him not only to dwell in our earthly tent with us, but also to reign in our spirt, take His throne in our soul, and to walk with us throughout the spheres of our authority.
If we were together, I could walk you through this, but because we are not, please consider what has been written. If you see truth in what I have written let me know.
Once you respond I will know what the next step is.
I Love and Bless you today,
On my social media pages, these thoughts that come to me at the crack of dawn are usually simply titled, “Morning Thoughts”. This specific one is a little painful, but worth the read…. Well, at least I think so. My words are not being written with a loud decibel in volume, but with sadness in my heart towards anyone who is experiencing the rebuttal of another’s rejection and sadness and hope for the one who is in a place of internal self-rejection.
Our society today is not allowing for “clear talk” everything needs to be “politically correct” or acceptable to all thoughts of life. How confusing to the generations. Since Jesus is the creator of mankind and in Him and through Him all things hold together, well than I think that His teachings and His directions provided are the best to emulate. SO, here we go.
Opportunity to evaluate:
If someone’s negative experience is our invitation to “stand taller”–to feel better about our identity-our self evaluation-our circumstances, it is time for a “love check.” If someone’s dark moment has given us permission to spurn the other then it is time to diagnose our heart condition.
Self rejection, jealousy, anger, comparisons, unresolved issues, and/or unhealthy wounds are painful, but they are not reason to abandon those who God has placed in our lives. Abandoning them in their darkest moments is proof of our internal self struggles. If we are not able to reach out and help in times of need (because of our personal weakness) that is one thing, but to make decisions against the individual based on the feeling of relief (that the other person is “finally experiencing pain”) is an expression of darkness–light cannot be found in it.
Love covers, love protects, love grieves with another, love touches and embraces, love is kind, love is gentle, love weeps when another is in crisis, love prefers the needs of another, love____________….
If we know someone who is struggling today we should knock on their door with flowers, a hug, a tear, and strength in hand; embrace them and letting them know we adore them. Because, whether we truly love them or not this act of kindness is proof that we have determined to set our insecurities aside; in order to, manifest true love. In doing so we are allowing LOVE out of the prison of our own self measurements.
Our personal self definition does not improve through another’s pain. If our reaction is quiet resentment, intolerance, inner freedom, then we ourselves need healing and deliverance. If that is the case, then these moments of testing can be a perfect opportunity for self change.
True love is:
“We are bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies…..”
1 Corinthians 13 (the message bible)
The best self evaluation tool:
From the moment He was placed in His mother’s womb demon’s wanted Him abandoned. It took an angel approaching Joseph to save Mary and her baby from being stoned to death or shamed for life (placed in an obscure place for her remaining days on earth).
From the moment He was born they tried to kill him. Millions of babies were slaughtered in attempt to stop Him from living a full life — breath in His lungs.
From the moment His announcer opened his voice, governments tried to stop His coming. The announcement temporarily stopped by John the Baptizer’s beheading. It was too late though, He was already walking the land.
From the moment He demonstrated a life of favor, they tried to find fault with Him. They exaggerated, fabricated, and left Him with no place to rest His head. He did not hide behind self righteous acts of surface behaviors, but conquered every weakness.
From the moment He announced His destiny, religious leaders tried to throw Him off the cliff. His favor would mean their need for transformation–exposing their leadership flaws was too difficult for pride. God hid Him beneath His wing and He past right thru them unseen.
From the moment His moment came to carry the transgressions of the world onto Cross’s Alter, they laughed at Him with internal anger and outward mockery. His blood poured freely, as if in defeat. Little did they know….
From the moment LIFE won, they continued in the lies of their heart–unchanged, they tried to find death and could only fabricate the lie that He still remained in a tomb. This even though resurrection power’s light blinded the eyes of those who were watching tomb’s stone through the night.
Jesus never gloated in another’s failure.
He never cheered while another was sick.
He never feasted glory while another fell in sin.
He never sang while another wept.
Jesus released miracles to those who were in their dark moments.
Jesus released mercy to those in need.
Jesus expressed love to those who hated.
Intentionally, unintentionally, subconsciously or consciously why would we choose a different standard, than that given to us by The Father; who loves us beyond description, and demonstrated our highest potential through the life of our elder brother, Jesus Christ?
Do we expect to be treated right by demons of rejection and self abasement? Are we attempting to altar light by agreeing with darkness? Is rejection our defining ruler? Is it true that how we handle our weakness defines us? If any of these answers are found to be ,”yes,” then rather then cheer when another is in pain or blame another (even like Adam and Eve blamed each other), we will benefit greatly if we take responsibility for our part and begin the “redeemed path” walk.
For God so loved the world that He gave His own begotten son. God is not asking us to die upon a literal cross, but He sure is inviting us to walk a daily life of the fruit of the cross. It is no longer I that liveth but Christ who lives in me.
Light shines in darkness beautifully. Let Him shine!!!
His Highways of Light in the midst of storms
A Watchman’s Personal Calibration:
These weeks of the “Dire Straits” have been graced moments for a realignment of our spirit, soul , and body under the headship of Jesus Christ. Being healthy in spirit, soul, and body enables us to, through His presence and grace, walk with Him and be empowered for victory. Allowing the Lord to recalibrate us causes a cleansing of our hearts and of our five senses, or maybe better said, the ability to once again see, hear, speak, discern, and serve clearly.
“In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various temptations, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls…” 1 Peter 1:6-9
“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. ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ ” Revelations 3:18-22
To see, yield, and respond to His way; is to live through the love of God, and by the life of the testimony of His Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth. This is the effects of His plum line. Yes, living stones fit together need recalibration–alignment–refreshment. “For it is not I that lives, but Christ who lives in me.” Galatians 2:20
For true calibration of soul and spirit is truly the act of honoring God and celebrating the life of one whom God has made. Awareness and activation of recalibration removes the captivity of ones true identity, freeing one to partner alongside God and His heavenly realms on the earth. This, in order to strengthen hands and hearts to plow land inherited.
Word seeds and deeds in the land of Israel:
He the Benefactor-the Creator of the earth, is raining upon/inviting those who will yield to His design for their lives, their people, and their inherited nations. For to the one who plows, one who sows, one who reaps it is critical to understand which seeds belong in which field, and what there purpose is. This is true for the land of Israel also. What are we planting into the land of Israel (in word and deed)?
God has been visiting His people in many ways of course, but one of these ways has been with a cloud and rain cover. For God comes in the clouds (Psalms 97:1,2), and with Him comes instruction. He wants to tell us. He wants us to receive His instruction. Guessing is not needed, for He is communication itself. He is releasing His teaching presence as found in Deuteronomy 32:1,2 “Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. “Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, ….” We are called to decree His blessings accordingly.
“It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy—everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem. When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.” Isaiah 4:3-6
To see, yield, and receive His way; is to live through the love of God, and by the life of the testimony of His Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
We remain in alignment with God’s heart and His ways through true conviction and repentance (not law demanded), resulting in obedience. This in turn (if He calls us to) will “dress us” with His Wisdom in how and what to “work in the fields” of not only the land of Israel but also other lands we individually are called to. His Word — His seeds are being spread throughout the earth at this time, Israel is no different (actually Israel is the leader – the “pre” of the nations, isn’t she?” She goes first). We are watching as lands are being saturated with rain and clouds. As He gives us the privilege of partnering with Him, to hold His word in our hearts, releases the trembling of it’s power and it’s authority — because it is from Him and is His Oath and Covenant.
“So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” Exodus 19:16
“For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord. But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.” Isaiah 66:2
Flying high above the dust of the sand storms, and how it is connected to this basilisk season: One of the areas that we have had to ask God about, and desiring a deeper understanding is the sand storms which hit the Middle East last year. The reason why we bring this up now is because there is a knowing that God’s ways need to be announced to nations who are watching what is taking place in the Middle East at this time. God is not threatened, but has already established a way of escape — a true way!
Syria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and others were effected greatly by these storms. In reality these nations are the ones which make up the Highway of Isaiah 19. As we were studying about basilisk, we realized this verse..
We will quote Paul Keith Davis below (he was writing on behalf of himself and Bob Jones). “The Scriptures declare that Israel is given to us as an example. The enemies of Israel in the Old Testament typify spiritual opposition faced by the Church. Graciously, the Lord continues to assist us in much the same way that he did Israel by sending prophets to not only reveal the plans of heaven but also disclose the intent of the enemy. On one such occasion, the king of Aram was enraged because he was unable to make plans for war without Elisha the prophet divulging those plans to the king of Israel . (2 Kings 6:8-12)
The Holy Spirit, through divine revelation, has outlined a portion of the plans of the enemy in his effort to disrupt this nation causing considerable hardship and death. In addition, He has also revealed His divine strategy for defeating this foe in His prescribed manner. The enemy we speak of is called Basilisk.”
Priscilla was given a vision in 2014. This vision was about a highway coming down from the heavens to the earth. This, a strong, intentional design of heaven was coming to the northern portions of the Middle East. In the vision, this Highway was taking it’s place in the desert arid lands of Syria and northern Jordan. As it was being set in place by an unseen force, the sand (dust) that was being displaced was enraged because of this interruption. As if alive with thought and emotion it retracted and became a sand storm knowing full well that “it’s” time was short — it’s’ permanence was no longer protected. This cloak was now interrupted. Heaven was visiting earth!
“Let Your Kingdom come, let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We were about to see something of God’s design that hadn’t been seen before. Provoked to “hunt” for God’s perspective–this hidden treasure went without saying. Why sand storms? What are “they?”
This evil spirit described in Deuteronomy 43:24 is explained as,
“They shall be wasted with hunger, devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, with the poison of serpents of the dust.” Deuteronomy 32:24
A Holy Way:
There is a clean and holy way–highway of faith which has been set in place by God for His people and those who will bow their hearts and knees to Him, to walk upon in the midst of destruction and battle (He has made a way where there seems to be no way, during this time of evil wars). This is a road which nothing unclean is permitted to engage, walk on, nor influence. I feel that this highway is the “WAY” which has been made in the desert for those who are living in the Middle East. My conviction says that God has sent against these evil spirits destruction, famine, and pestilence. But before He did He made a way of escape for the peoples of the land. This way is the Highway of Holiness-the Highway of Faith-the highway which will lead the people of the East to unite with their family. Their family being the family of Egypt, Israel, and others in Assyria. “For He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” (John 14:6)
Rania, in her initial encounter with the Lord, saw a sword dipped in the blood of Christ. This sword was held by an angel. The angel took this sword wielding it into a veil tearing it from top to bottom. When this took place a way was made for the Arab people of the East to come out from behind the veil into the Kingdom (family) of God. God will have a family united who will walk together in Unity. The power of the blood of Jesus is not to be devalued nor mocked. He has finished the work of the cross and His blood is a reality. His name is above every name, His blood carries the power needed for earth’s restoration. His resurrected life is testament of eternal life’s availability to Abraham’s descendants, both natural and spiritual Israel.
The presence of the “sand storm” is evidence that the way of darkness is being exposed now, and it has realized that it’s permanence is eternally threatened. As I have said before, I believe we are in the days of the harvesting of souls in the eastern nations. There is something so new and beautiful desiring to come into Israel and the middle eastern nations. God’s design is there and God desires for His people to see these designs; in order to, build these architectural plans into the nation’s of the east.
As the East is now emerging within the West, every nation is being given the opportunity to Pray, Bless, and Work with the Angels that are gathering the harvest.
May the seeds and deeds of our hearts mirror what God is saying over the land of Israel and her peoples, both Jew and Arab,
Rania and Priscilla
“God will direct all who choose to be involved on how to express this love in a practical way. Not only to intercede, but to repent by carrying out practical actions of love towards the land and her peoples (the Arab and Jewish peoples), in order to bridge the gap. This gap where hell itself is trying to enter into the land.” Rania
To financially gift into House of Prayer and Exploits (HOPE), please click on the link below. All proceeds will go towards the upcoming Arab Women’s Conference. This event has been created for the believing sisters in the land of Israel
Can you imagine with us the sound of God’s daughters released in the land? With great anticipation we are looking forward to the fullness of God’s Arabian daughters standing up with full permission–granted to fulfill their destiny.
Lilo Keller of Switzerland has received a word from the Lord, which we feel will encourage everyone as we continue our journey through these twenty one days of watching over the land of Israel and her people. Below is a letter which she wrote to Rania and myself. We would like to share this with you. As you read we ask that you would pray for the believers in the land of Israel and the Middle East. We decree that through the floodwaters they will not grow weary.
As you continue to break bread with the Lord, watching over the land of Israel, and declaring blessings of truth over her people we want to bless you in these last few days of this three week journey together. Remember that the blood of Jesus Christ is more powerful than any dragon.
Linking arms with you,
Rania and Priscilla
Vision from 2006
As I was searching and pondering about our time, the Lord brought back to me a vision I had in 2006 // 10 years ago.
A round floodgate was opened in heaven. The water broke out of this gate like a birth.
On the Earth the water was flowing in two directons (My Impression was to East and West). There were people who could easily live under these flood waters. They were manifesting joy in all their circumstances, and were using the situation to build relationships. It was very easy for them to have contact and interact with unknown and foreign people, from all over the world. A flow of encouragement and comfort was found among these newly formed relationships.
On the other hand, there was another group of people, and this group of people were in big trouble. They became wild, confused, angry, lost their mind, and some even were dying in the flood.
Others had prepared before the flood. They had been given unseen swim rings, which had come to them because of their love and character. Their experience was that the water currents moved them through the waters to new places, and transformed them.
After the flood the landscape looked like a moor or fen field. A moor or fen field is marshland, swampy land, soil, and moss hag. This is a good soil that is known to be, “a “transition”, or middle-ground between a water habitat and a land habitat. This soil is good for Rhododendrons to grow in, which is a flower plant known as the, “best flowering evergreen plants for the temperate landscape.” Willows and Sycamors are also trees which love to flourish in such water-logged soils.
“Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded…But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt. “By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” Ezekiel 47:11-12
The ground was prepared for new seeds and was very fruitful.
The “underwater people” became the leaders of the day, and lead others through the events. These new “tried and tested” leaders used their friendships and contacts to rebuild “the Kingdom on the Earth!”
For me, we are now in this time of the “open water gates of heaven.” These waters are releasing all the blessings, glory, justice, righteousness, shaking, and divine possibilities. One of the purposes of these ingredients and events is for the purpose of building relationships across the nations, to expand the hearts, and to enjoy the power of living under water. This means to live in the Spirit or in the substance of heaven.
Yesterday something very prophetic happened during the time in which i was reading your letter. It was around 4:30 in the afternoon as an old airplane crossed the valley were our house is located. This airplanes engine was the first safe, fast and comfortable plane built after the Second World War to cross over the Atlantic!
Her Name is “Constellation C 121 C.” She has 4 propellers. ( Psalm 121)
1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
8 The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.
Even if the plane is old, when the pilot flies this jet people enjoy it, because they have respect and affection towards her! She (this jet) flew at least 8 rotations (circles) this afternoon!
I found out, that the flight show took place near by ….. Two other aviation squadron crossed the valley also: One with the type of 4 ” Gripen” fighters. They are the most modern aircraft we have in our army. They defend the Nation, it’s people, and it’s security. The other formation had 5 propeller aircrafts. With the name ” Hunter”!
I will make this short, but I think it shows the Fathers heart to build a modern Prayer Army across the nations and this spiritual kingdom army will be made visible to the seen and unseen world:
The way that we honor the older Generation with affection will be important. The way we will do this–the way we will expand our territory is to bring even the best and most progressive fighters to hidden valleys, to show the power of unity and power! And finally to honor and learn from the older fighters is to stay and fight together, this a manifestation of the Grace of God!
Regarding the timing. This Flight past through our valley at 4:30.
“And now, Lord, observe their threats and grant to Your bond servants [full freedom] to declare Your message fearlessly, while You stretch out Your hand to cure and to perform signs and wonders through the authority and by the power of the name of Your holy Child and Servant Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.” Act. 4:29-31
Song: “Open the floodgates of heaven and let it rain” Link beneath.
Written by Lilo Keller, Switzerland.
Who will ride with the WATCHMAN EAGLES, and WATCH over the DREAMS OF GOD?
“For thus the Lord says to me, “Go, station the lookout, let him report what he sees.” Isaiah 21: 6
The goal of this writing is to tell you a story which will then give instructions for today’s WATCH as we LINK ARMS over the land and people of Israel, both Jew and Arab.
Two and one half years ago one of the prophets and watchman over the body of Christ worldwide and the United States was laid to rest. His previous military service made room for the honor guards to drape his casket with the United States of America flag. After the volley shots were fired in salute, the honor guards began to fold the flag in full honor, presenting this gift to his spouse. Pondering on his entry into God’s heavenly home, the depth of his life as a servant observed by those who pursued his non-marketed ministry–the Kingdom wealth deposited by him into the hearts of thousands, and sensing the sadness of the empty space left here on the earth was foremost in thought at that moment. He was a faithful servant and friend. His life was a valuable gift to thousands.
In that moment, as the flag was being folded the best description of what was witnessed is, “the glory (an effervescent “living oil) cultivated in this man’s life; due to his obedience to the Lord as son and watchman enabled by God’s strength (who trumpeted truth), was now lifting off the flag.” His friendship to the Lord, his partnership with God, his giving of his life as bond servant to God, him knowing his identity full well, all capsulated within this glory was now returning to God his friend and Father. Who would capture the baton? Who would watch over the nation with such friendship to Christ? Who would understand their identity and call to this depth? Who would love God and their nation to this “refined by fire” level? This man was not one who watched over nor cultivated self preservation, promotion, nor prominence but watched over the dreams, destinies planned, and the delivery of the truth of God to the peoples.
“I will stand on my guard post
And station myself on the rampart;
And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
And how I may reply when I am reproved.”
Last night as my friend arrived, we stood outside in silence for a long time overlooking the mountain ranges spread out before us. Within moments while standing in silent thought, there was no longer the veil between heaven and earth. The atmosphere was charged with God’s intentional presence. He was talking. No longer just “standing” out in nature, but now looking out over the nations through WATCHMAN EYES enabled to see beyond the physical alone but into the presence of the One who gives sight of the nations. The confidence of identity and the invitation to hear and see whatever it was that God wanted to show and tell. My spirit was at attention. The Watchmen was present. Time stood still — it was time to work.
Meanwhile, my friend (unknowingly of this experience) was herself in a heavenly encounter. She was observing a huge eagle hovering right there in front of us. She asked God who this eagle was and why he was here. She was told that this eagle was the WATCHMEN EAGLE and was waiting for someone to ride with him. He was sent to watchmen who were interested in knowing what God was saying and doing.
Friends this is not just for us. This is for those who have been called, answered the call, and desiring to look into the nations with His perspective. Who will ride with the Watchmen Eagles? Who will ask for love deeper than imagined towards Jesus, for the ethnos of nations, for the land? Who will change schedules to fit the promotion? Who will ride with the WATCHMAN EAGLE and ascend into the heights over nations?
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
For He has founded it upon the seas
And established it upon the rivers.
Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
And who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood
And has not sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive a blessing from the Lord
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek
Him, Who seek Your face—even Jacob.”
Psalms 24: 1-6
Heaven and Earth are watching together!
There is another group of people who are WATCHING with the WATCHMEN of the nations. These people have accomplished their work on the earth and have graduated to the balconies of heaven looking out over the nations. We are not alone. They have much invested in our work here on the earth. For they will not be made perfect nor receive what was promised to them until we ourselves accomplish God’s Dream which he has entrusted to us.
“….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.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses
surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance
and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with
endurance the race that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 11:39 – 12:2
There is a level of a watchman refined by the heart of God, available for those who desire to volunteer in the day of God’s power. Destinies of nation are in the balance and the beauty of these nations are waiting to be received by those who will cherish the DREAM of GOD, and work to present Him with an inheritance for His Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
“Watchman, what is the time of the night?
Watchman, what is the time of the night?”
The watchman says,
“Morning comes but also night.
If you would inquire, inquire;
Come back again.”
“His splendor covers the heavens,
And the earth is full of His praise.
His radiance is like the sunlight;
He has rays flashing from His hand,
And there is the hiding of His power.
Before Him goes pestilence,
And plague comes after Him.
He stood and surveyed the earth;
He looked and startled the nations.”
With joy and purpose He awaits our arrival!
Looking forward to seeing you on the wings of the WATCHMAN EAGLE!
Rania and Priscilla
This was Day 13 of a 21 Day Watch
Purim is a good time to visit this article, but not the only time applicable. On any given day, we are invited to go before our King to learn which edicts God is requiring to be written, decreed, and acted upon for families, peoples, and nations. Remember advancement is not only God granting permission to decree but also to act upon the decrees, taking possession. Those who have yielded to God’s will and embraced the greater faith have access to administrate His Will on the earth, in the sphere specifically for them. He is saying, “Now is the time! It is time to have your feet on the land of your destiny-Christ’s inheritance.”
Briskilla, with the help of Samuel, first wrote this article in March of 2014. The two years mentioned as “vital” 2014 and 2015 were proven true. Within those 24 months, much work practically and spiritually was set in place; nevertheless, the work is yet not completed. Watchmen around the globe must watch and pray as “the Esther’s and Mordecai’s” of modern-day accept their God-given identity and assignments and are now moving into position carrying solutions for complex situations.
Friends, let us try to take the cliche out of these following words. For the reality of this is the open door into “possessing.” To recall and take our place reserved by God is humility wrapped in faith. “Seated with Him in heavenly places.” To then ready oneself by receiving the open eyes and ears necessary for revelation amidst confusion and evil means we believe and enables one to receive instruction. “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” (Rev. 4) These are preliminary steps necessary for the receiving of the Kingdom Edicts. It is from this place that God releases the strategy and outcome of the activated keys of the kingdom of heaven, and the keys are access granted.
Jesus said, “Whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Binding and building God’s Will into the earth is ruling with Him, and in so doing, we are actively building mansions in heaven through our acts of obedience, and the Kingdom of God in the hearts of humanity. Truly, ruling with the King of all kings is our inheritance.
Be strengthened through this read, and let us see what God is asking individuals across the nation to call to life. Yes, Step into the reality of His will.
**These types of directives of the Lord are timeless. We would encourage the reader to place today’s dates here, ____//___//____ embrace courage and be a history writer.
“In 539 BC, King Cyrus wrote his decree, releasing an abundance and provision to Ezra and the first wave of Israelites returning to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Later, in 473 BC, Haman’s secret decree (drafted the previous year) was set to authorize the genocide of the Jews living in the Persian Empire, including those who returned to Jerusalem. The time frame passed between 539 BC, and 473 BC was 66 years. Israel became a nation in 1948, and it has been 66 years since the re-birth of the nation (this was in 2014). In 2014 we asked the question, “What does God require of His Esthers and Mordecai’s in this Epoch of time, as we step into the same window of time (66 years) the Book of Esther illustrates? Years have passed since 2014, and the 70th year was the needed focus of 2018. Now, in 2022, 74 years have been accomplished since the 1948 establishing of Israel.
Esther’s hidden secret, which revealed her outward strength, was her dependence and alignment to Mordecai. Moreover, her willingness to step into the character of, “Not loving my life, even unto death.”
Here we are editing this article in 2022. There is no doubt (this is no longer a prophetic word like it was in 2014) the nations are in turmoil.
God is Holy and is confident in His outcome. He never changes. Nations will rise and call Him ‘Ruler of Nations.’ In these times of shalom amidst conflict, God’s Spirit of Holiness broods His will over the earth. God’s Spirit comforts by His righteousness, mercy, wisdom. God commands Royal Edict Writers to learn and remember the absolute truth and announce this accordingly while knowing the challenge at hand. Mordecai remembered YHVH as the Victorious One and guided Esther to do the same. Warfare is a clashing of Truth vs. Wickedness. Yes, confrontational, yet justice will be recognized when accomplished through the mercy of God’s will. Mordecai had whit about him and knew how to maneuver through the darkness by remaining on God’s lit path of courageous humility and audacity for life. Mordecai understood that unrighteousness plays in the absence of justice; where righteousness rules, peace dwells. He was not ashamed to express his desperation before the God of Israel.
“Righteousness and Peace kissed each other, and Truth sprung forth.” (Psalms 85:10,11)
God causes nations to shake. Why? He uncovers darkness and judges the actions of evil rulers. He guides His own to trust and fall on the Rock that does not shake. Such a posture will take embracing the peace that goes beyond earthly understanding.
Mordecai empowered Esther to experience a suddenly. She had become Queen of the Persian Empire during the seventh year of King Ahasuerus’s rule, and for the first 4 1/2 years of her reign, she experienced relative peace and acclimated to her life as queen.
Mordecai’s call for her intercession empowered her to shift from peace to war, integrating her destiny as deliverer with her role as regent.
She would learn to act both as Queen and Deliverer. Mordecai, Esther’s older cousin, was great among the Jews, a favorite with the multitude of His brethren, and was known to speak peace to his kinsmen. (Esther 10:3) Once Mordecai challenged her fear, Esther could respond, stepping into action and carrying out a victory that could not be thwarted or debated.
In the character of Haman, we see allegorized both biased human intellect and self-promotion, which was hung on the gallows for all to witness. Evil, at times, must play out its hand to reveal its true identity, such that others can be delivered and evil crushed.
Ahasuerus’ 12th Year of Rule, 13th Day of Nisan:
From the first forming of nations to today, nations have hung in the balance–living in a Valley of Decision. If they choose to rule in righteousness and justice, the favor will fall upon them in pleasant places; subsequently, the opposite will render an opposing verdict. We see this exampled in the 12th year reign of King Ahasuerus, which became his season of testing.
During this 12th year, on the 13th day of Nisan, Haman stirred up turmoil threatening to topple God’s people and the Empire, housing not only Israelites but 127 different provinces: Asians, Africans, Arabs, Persians, Chaldeans, Indians, Assyrians, Europeans, Etc. All these provinces would have been affected by Haman’s plot. Esther pronounced that if Haman were simply after placing her people into bondage as enslaved people, she would not have asked for her life, but the added danger was what Haman would have done to the King (7:4).
Haman hatched the plot in secret in 474 BC and hid from Ahasuerus, the target nation of the Jews—he tricked the king into signing off on it. He called together the king’s secretaries, one for each language found among all 127 Provinces, to scribe the letter decreeing the murdering of the Israelites. The chosen date for the plot’s execution was the 11th of Adar in 473 BC—11 months later. This national crisis perplexed the citizens of Susa and caused the Jews within the Empire to unify in fasting and prayer, beseeching heaven in repentance for their lives.
Ahasuerus had a decision to make: whether to stand with his appointed queen and her people and her God or bend towards Haman’s pride-induced hate and thus experience the unknown, potential demise of his rule.
“Esther, Get Up!” “Mordecai, Take Your Place!”
With all that is stirring in this world, listen: “Esther’s, get up! Mordecai’s, arise to help! Respond to the sound of God’s voice.” Esther fell before the earthly king weeping for her people, and in his response, he stretched out the royal scepter of his authority. Once he extended it, Esther arose and stood (8:4). She petitioned the king with evident honor, humility, and diplomacy. Esther kept asking until the king granted her authority. Such determination took more than one visit to the king.
Psalms 23 on the 23rd of the Third Month Sivan
Permission was granted on the 23rd day of the third month, highlighting Psalms 23, while Ahasuerus and Esther with Mordecai sat at the banqueting table of all that the king provided. Like in Psalm 23, their table prophesied provision and warfare. The king remained steadfast in his commitment to his queen. The king dressed Mordecai in royal garments, extended his scepter to Esther, gave Haman’s ring to Mordecai, and his house to Esther. The king authorized Mordecai and Esther to use his name and seal and provided them with his royal studs/beasts to deliver all the scrolls written. He directed them to scribe decrees and indictments against those who would kill them and gave them corporate permission to war and retain the spoil (chapter 8).
The Fear of Mordecai Had Fallen Upon the Persian Empire. 127 Provinces, stretching from India to Ethiopia, became aware of his influential authority. Within 11 months, Mordecai and Esther shifted from living under the threat of annihilation to becoming the governmental authority, second only to King Ahasuerus. Mordecai stood now in favor, and Esther grew in her favor with the king. Such success began with Mordecai falling to the ground in total dependence on God.
Haman had conjured up the spirit of death to give it preeminence on the appointed “Day to Slaughter Jews;” however, the Jews awoke to find that God had strengthened their hands for war on that dreaded day. The sunrise met the sound of victory in war and favor conferred by the king and citizens of the Empire (9:1). Instead of intimidation of death knocking on their door, their enemies were now terrified of them, even converting and becoming Jews themselves.
What did Mordecai possess, which caused “fear” to grip the hearts of his enemies? The hidden virtue he carried caused them to respect him and his people, whom they had days before readied themselves to slaughter. Mordecai was a man with unequivocal resolve. The integrity and the Fear of the Lord found within him caused him to exercise an uncompromising stand for the truth (3:4).
Today, as cultivators of peace—as those who called to be reconcilers of humankind to God—we are to cancel out the indictments of the enemy against our generations, cities, and nations as part of our mandated destiny. Once the King extends His authority, it becomes our responsibility to seek the strategy and move ahead in writing the plan for the battle ahead. When that scepter is in view, our King has decreed the permission to move ahead; it is then in our hands to create the document which takes the death out of the indictment set against us by the enemy and restores life to the people he would kill.
The Signet Ring:
When dealing with those who applaud death, even if we possess his house, we do not yet have the activated, functional ability to ‘renovate that house’ until the authority and power of the signet ring of our King are received. That signet ring corresponds to the Holy Spirit releasing the Will of God on the earth. The scepter extended to us corresponds to the King enabling us to rise and work (8:1-7). See, our King desires for Himself one who is His assistant or viceroy, typified in both Esther and Mordecai. Ahasuerus, who loved God’s beloved Esther, had the wrong man in command. So, the interior design of the house—Haman’s house, symbolizing the whole Persian Empire—needed transformation and a new man at the helm.
Consistency in the Process:
There was a great need to prepare the people to stand and fight, succeeding Haman’s death on the gallows. Leaders of the Jews worked tirelessly behind the scenes, securing deliverance and safety for those under their care, even before they presented their cause to the corporate body. Esther had stood in intercession with her uncle, Mordecai, not just during the three-day fast that preceded the banquets, but afterward when Ahasuerus issued a decree through Mordecai that reversed Haman’s plot. That salvation decree had to move swiftly through all the provinces, its movement being another level of intercession.
Season to Scribe God’s Edicts:
We are about to enter another season of war, and there will be a higher realm of truth released amid this warfare, which carries God’s Peace. While nations journey in the Valley of Decision, while the enemy performs plots to bring more destruction, we must take our stand. We must hear from heaven the righteous decrees of the King that will bring life and salvation, intervene and stop the plots of spiritual and political Hamans, and reverse the destruction planned for all, whether Jew, Arab, or others living in the Middle East and around the world.
Nations are in the Valley of Decision. What happens in 2014 will impact and affect 2015, for, in the Spirit, these two years were bound together. We see this pairing throughout history when it comes to significant spiritual advances: there was a one-year time span between Cyrus’ decree to repatriate the Jews to Jerusalem and the time of Ezra’s arrival; there was also a one year passing between Haman’s secret plotting and its intended day of execution; and most recently we see that a year transpired between Israel’s birth as a nation, in 1948, and her recognition by the UN in 1949 (the USA recognized Israel on the very day of her establishment in 1948). Those three major historical events reveal the twinning of two years into “one long year,” something we are presently in with 2014 and 2015.
We must write out and declare boldly the decrees we hear from our King concerning the Arab nations at this time. His love for the Arab nations is a fierce and beautiful thing. While Israel is a constant focal point, we are contending for fear of the Lord to fall on the present-day nations inhabiting the borders of the former Persian Empire, as it did in Mordecai’s day. That fear of the Lord will sweep in a great harvest of souls, which will change the atmosphere over the region and sweep away the plots of the spirit of Haman to bring devastation.
An Awakening is at hand:
We call for a great awakening and harvest in the Arab world and ALL nations. There is such a beautiful sound of those who have turned towards their God. There is faith available to hear The King’s decrees, write them out, and then daily declare them into the Spirit. We especially feel the Spirit of God highlighting Psalms 23 and 24, that His banqueting table is available, and the ancient doors have been opened over regions to receive the King of Glory.
Passover Celebrations remind us that the Blood of the Lamb is available to all who humble themselves and receive Messiah. He will cover the door of their hearts with the blood of His sacrifice! Because life is in the blood, death has no entrance where there is life; it must Passover, finding no room to rest, for life has the final say.
It is interesting to note that Ahasuerus struggled to sleep after Haman obtained the king’s sign-off on his evil plot. Over this year and next, Watchmen-women could expect to struggle with sleep, but more so, expect the Lord to awaken us in the night hours to watch with Him over His people. It is also time to re-read history in our sleepless hours, as Ahasuerus did the Book of Esther, that we might discern the unrighteous patterns in history. Forgotten history repeats itself. Tell the stories to family and friends. Repeat the stories, so evil history does not need to spring up again.
Crying out for fear of the Lord to fall on the nations that make up the geographical boundaries of the former Persian Empire is one righteous act we want to see again, as in the days when the fear of Mordecai fell on the Persian Empire.
It is time to focus on time: the night watch, the times of history, the time of our appointed destiny. Focusing on time comes with the revelation of God’s set time, and aligning with His times comes with applied actions. After Haman’s hanging, Mordecai published broadly a decree that empowered the Jews to defend themselves throughout the Empire on the day Haman’s decree would carry legal weight. Due to Persian law, Haman’s decree could not be rescinded; instead, Mordecai, with the king’s authority, could issue a decree that equipped the Jews to stand and fight back.
Under the New Covenant, the decree of the Cross not only equips us to stand firm in the faith and to resist the assaults of devils, for the curse lost its grip when Jesus fulfilled the law. Therefore, we can rescind any plots of the enemy today that carry “legal” weight that legality rooted in deceiving political heads of state in the earth because the throne of our King, and His decrees, trump the power of any satanic decree and deceptive plots.
Travailing amid This Birthing Season:
The Lord always has Watchmen-women who will travail, wail, and celebrate in the birthing of promises found in Jeremiah 9:1-2, 10, and Isaiah 32:9. We see the Lord sending Jonahs to nations, such as Russia, Iran, and various Eastern nations, who have arrayed themselves against Israel and God’s Kingdom ways. We see these appointed Jonahs going to these nations and imploring them to turn and align themselves with the Lord’s will such that the “Fear of Mordecai” falls and turns hearts to the Lord. The resolve that Mordecai carried “to fear God and execute His commands” (see Esther 2:20) must become the kind of heart that God forms in these nations that currently withstand Him and Zion. We are contending for the ‘fear of Mordecai’—that relentless, uncompromising desire to obey the Lord—will enter into and transform the hearts of nations during this 2014-2015 time frame.
These types of directives of the Lord are timeless. We would encourage you to place today’s dates here, ____//___//____ embrace courage and be a history writer.
The God-given strength found in Mordecai, Esther, Joshua, Deborah, Jael, Hannah, Mary, Joan of Arc, Ruth, and Boaz was vital for their victory. They might have never become known and scribed in the annals of history if the courage found in faith was not activated by their willingness, no matter how afraid they were.
____________ (place your name here) you are needed, in your lifetime, to display the beauty of God’s Governmental Administration, and Execution of the Kingdom Design is.
Indeed, we are living in days of the transformation of time. The kingdoms of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our Lord and Christ, and He will reign forever. So many who have heard what God commands written recognize ‘it is faith in action’ to step into the scrolls and build the very thing written and decreed.
Assisted and Edited by Samuel Nicolosi
Art Piece by @free-photos.
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 there ever be for such 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 “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 that 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 versus 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. I was face to face with this demon. Holy Spirit, my Teacher, 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 poised to be shot. This spirit hungered to remove this person 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 the 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 one’s 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 the 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, the 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 have 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 prophecy 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
maybe healing enough.
The lightbulb moment (removing the shadow) which reveals the understanding
that; demonstrated through the object of one’s 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 have killed the one chosen to rescue millions. If Barak was jealous of Deborah he would have lived in defeat and not seen the victory. If Eli was jealous of Samuel and kept him out of the tabernacle he would have 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 have 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 Jezebel’s 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 through selfish ambition instead of submitting 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 its harassments against you. Freedom is available and beautiful. The celebration of life is on its 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 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 have 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 was 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 the 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 vagabond. 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 – thorns. 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 the Messiah’s time and works of Salvation. John the Baptist came into the deserts water baptizing. 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 knowledge that our feet are on the land of milk and honey and no longer subjected to dry ground. All have 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 a woman. She was used for announcing the reversal of what took place in the garden. She was used to exemplify the new Eve. Whether the demon is jealousy, fear, covetousness, abandoned, orphaned, depression, the 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 forward 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 the 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 acknowledgment 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 woman 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 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. 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 bloodline 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..”
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