He Birthed This New Day!

You celebrate My birth, and I thank you, but I AM Eternity–for I never change. You may rest in that all that was done–remains forever yours!

Everyone yearns for a new beginning–a fresh start. You often see the New Year as a chance to leave what wasn’t working behind; to begin with a clean, fresh and new perspective.

I say, you are clean, fresh and new each day; as each morning you wake up to a brand-new day–filled with opportunities!

Seeing yourself starting the New Year different, is a failure mindset. It suggests you’ve failed in this past year and you need to start over . . .

I say, you never fail and the New Year merely marks the opportunity for new growth, greater wisdom–more love!

Therefore, see My birth as Eternal and celebrate that you are Eternally Free!

I exchanged My New Life for your old sin-nature. If you’ve received Me, that became your Eternal Birthday and you are–forever free, in Me.

Begin this new year knowing you are FOREVER LOVED, and embrace all that you can be, in Me!

Welcome to this New Day

“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for ever more. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” Isaiah 9:6-7


Happy Birth Day Jesus

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Please Welcome the New Arrival!

https://nationofwomenpublishing.com/product/his-voice-in-my-heart-to-freedom/

The newest volume in the three book “His Voice in My Heart” series, is now available to purchase! Click on the link below the image to order. There, you may scroll down to view all available books, including a special-priced, “His Voice in My Heart” gift set.

Included in each of the “His Voice” books are many amazing testimonies of the miraculous power of God. Each a powerful true testament of God’s Love manifested through Healing, Provision, and Protection.

If you have not yet had the opportunity . . . begin your journey of “His Voice in My Heart!”

Each book consists of messages spoken from the heart of God, many scriptures and true testimonies. Providing a progressively deepening, truly life-changing, journey in Him.

Give the Gift of Compassion

All, “His Voice in My Heart” books, along with “Comfort in the Challenge” are being sent, free of charge, to prisons, jails and rehab centers all over the country; and are offered freely to the homeless. If you would like to be involved, your donations are very much appreciated and are tax deductible.

A special thank you to my publisher, Cindy Neathery, for offering this valuable opportunity!

You may donate by visiting:

https://www.nationofwomen.com

Click on ‘Contributions’ and scroll down to the thumbnail pic of the image above, type ‘for prison books’ in the comment section. Checks may also be made out to Nation of “Women Ministries” and sent to: 619 Roberts Cut Off Rd., River Oaks, TX 76114.

Please write ‘For Prison Books’ on the check. Paying by check saves 3% of the order going to credit card fees. Thank you so much!

Your generous donation will be used for printing and sending vital books to a lost, broken, and hurting world–those hidden from society, but not hidden from God! This author has not taken anything from the sale of any of the books; but has re-invested everything received–continuing to place these life-giving books into their hands–care to join me?


Below are direct quotes of a letter received from an inmate that has read the first of the series, “His Voice in My Heart.”

“But for the next time I picked up the book and started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I really got into the book and don’t understand why I did but the book spoke to me in a lot of ways and in ways that I can change myself. It is a really good book and you put some good stories in it.”

“I don’t know what made me pick it up again and not only that but couldn’t put it down and it’s almost like what you said about praying for the lady at work and you said it wasn’t the right time to pray for her but at the right time you did. Well I feel the same way about the book. It was God that done everything. But I want to thank you again for the book that I was reading. I hope to read more of them.”

Thankfully, he is located in a prison that can receive books specific to an inmate. He will soon be reading the rest of the series.

Thank you, Prison Book Project for making this happen!

Proceeds from purchases of “Comfort in the Challenge” will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. A wonderful ministry, proven for over 40 years in successfully restoring men, struggling with addiction, to a new life in Christ– giving families their husbands, sons back.

Please consider a direct donation to them by visiting:

http://www.canaanland.com

Your generous, tax deductible donation will be helping them to fulfill a vision the Lord has placed on their heart–

A Canaanland Ministry in every state!

“Comfort in the Challenge” was written and published in November of 2019. It was written and dedicated to caregivers, before we knew of Covid 19.

My publisher had rejected the original title, stating that the Lord had spoken this to her, “Comfort in the Challenge.”

He had prophetically provided, in advance, for what He knew we were about to face.

Glory to God!

A special thank you and shout out to Prison Book Project of Titusville, Florida.

Their nearly 30 year ministry is devoted to placing good books in the hands of inmates in prisons, jails and rehab facilities; all over the country, as well as our military overseas! It is through their distribution of books that this has all been made possible.

Did you know that an individual can no longer send books into prisons? Books were being sent in laced with drugs, resulting in many deaths. Now, inmates can only receive books direct from a publisher, book-placing ministry, such as Prison Book Project or direct purchase through companies, such as Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Unfortunately, this is now the world we live in; therefore, I am all the more so very thankful for Prison Book Project’s wonderful ministry!

Please consider a generous donation to their ministry to help with the costs of shipping these books by visiting:

https://www.prisonbookproject.org

Finally, an extra special thank you to all of you that have given to help make this dream come true. Many have caught the vision and have helped. To all of you, no matter how big or how small your donation, you are a vital part in fulfilling this calling. Thank you! It is through your generous hearts that we have been able to distribute and are in the process of sending well over 5,000 books!

I cannot express how very thankful and grateful I am for your kindness!

Thank you so very much!

Love and blessings to you, Lori J. O’Neil

Limits Stretched to HIS Power!

Last week, a friend left a message on my phone, when I was serving the homeless. I didn’t hear it come in, and had I not stopped in a parking lot to send a text, I wouldn’t have realized that I didn’t even have my phone; it was left behind at the shelter. I would have went all the way home and not known she had called. My phone was so close to a dead battery when I picked it up, that I couldn’t even call her back. My internal battery had run out as well–

I was exhausted!

The last thing I wanted to do, was add anything to my night; but her message was so long, and there was so much pain wrenching her voice, I just couldn’t turn my back.

I am so glad that I didn’t!

She suffers from severe cellulitis in both legs, but one leg was so bad it had turned black. Her toes looked like she might lose them in front of me, and there were large open sores absolutely covering her lower leg. She was in so much pain it was heart-breaking, but seeing her like that, actually helped me to stomach what I normally would not have been able to. My kids can tell you that I had trouble putting on band-aids when they were growing up. You know, it’s not easy trying to bandage a wound while looking the other way–especially when pretending to be an adult!

Somehow the Lord gives us grace for things we can’t cope with! His mercy trumps self. It’s a mystery how He manages to stretch us beyond our limits. Maybe because He can’t see limits–they don’t even exist with Him!

Stretching is good exercise, right?

So, I sat on her walker seat, parked right in front of her, because I was already in the, ‘beyond standing’ sorta tired!

–but God!

He took over!

When I started to pray, my whole being became filled with tangible energy and strength. It was amazing! I wasn’t there for me, but He generously filled me too!

After the prayer, she coached me through bandaging her leg and then I said, goodnight.

The next day she called me. She had gone to the wound clinic for a scheduled dressing change and wound check. They unwound that bandage and exclaimed over her leg–it was healed!*

I had bandaged open wounds at 10:30 the night before; but sometime between 10:30 pm and the next morning God did what only He can do–what He does best–a Miracle!

Glory to God!!!

I had nothing in me, it was ALL HIM!  –but then, It always is!

Thank you, Jesus

All Glory be to God, AMEN!

*In reading this over, I realized that it may give the impression that the entire case of cellulitis was  gone. Please understand that the wounds were healed overnight, which is miraculous; but we patiently wait for the skin to be completely renewed. I am sorry if this misled anyone; that was not my intention. My friend reports that she has absolutely no pain!  – Praise God!

*Further updated: My friend now feels tickling on the bottoms of her feet;  formerly she had lost the ability to feel sensation there. – Thank you, Jesus!

The Letter

This week has been both disheartening (our state elections) and exhilarating (the letter). I continue to pray that hearts will turn and realize how truly precious the gift of life is.

May the blinders come off and God’s Mercy, Forgiveness and Comfort come to those who awaken to the Truth.

On a good note, Monday I received my very first letter from a prisoner, regarding my book. It was a big day, because it was the same day that my approval copy of the new book came in the mail as well. Monday is also the day I serve the homeless and they were just so happy. One man commented, “Rachel Ray would LOVE this!” Another said, “I feel like I’m at the Ritz.”

I do so love being a part of these wonderful peoples’ lives!

It blesses my heart so, to be able to bring love and comfort to their day and a delicious homemade meal. I look forward to Monday all week!

How rare is that for someone to look forward to Monday???

So I have been looking for this letter to come, with expectancy, and I wasn’t disappointed.

He wrote to tell me that he received the book from the Prison Book Project, the ministry that is sending all my books out to prison systems, jails and rehab centers all over the country. He states he didn’t ask for it, because he didn’t know anything about me, but was just given the book. The letter is regarding, “His Voice in My Heart.” This book is the first in a three volume series, the third of which should be out by mid-December.

The “His Voice in My Heart” series is written with prisoners in mind, but they are for anyone. We all have issues in life that need healing, things to overcome and they help one to do just that. They all contain messages spoken from the heart of God, many amazing true testimonies, and are filled with scripture to verify the messages. His messages are like fresh bread; not meant to replace the Word, but to bring it in closer in application to your life.

The letter states:

“When I first got your book I looked at a few pages and said, ok I’m not reading this.”  He continues by stating that a second time he picked it up and still put it down. Below are direct quote excepts from the letter, highlights that have blessed my heart!

“But for the next time I picked up the book and started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I really got into the book and don’t understand why I did but the book spoke to me in a lot of ways and in ways that I can change myself. It is a really good book and you put some good stories in it.”

“When I get home I have to check out your other books and see what they are about.”

“I don’t know what made me pick it up again and not only that but couldn’t put it down and its almost like what you said about praying for the lady at work and you said it wasn’t the right time to pray for her but at the right time you did. Well I feel the same way about the book. It was God that done everything. But I want to thank you again for the book that I was reading. I hope to read more of them.”

“I hope that God keeps blessing you and your family and hope that maybe I can help someone like your book did for me.”

So you can imagine, reader, that I had a hard time going to sleep that night. This one letter represents the heart of what I do and the reason for it all!

I jokingly had told my postmaster that he gave me a defective mailbox. I have been paying for it for two years, to be able to have a mailbox for those I write for; to give them the ability to express what God has done in their lives. Faithfully, day after day, I’ve been checking that box with expectancy. Well, reader, it came! I can’t begin to describe how exciting it was to finally see it there, leaning sideways in my box, after such a long wait. It was a moment I will carry in my heart–it was worth it all!

Thank you, my friend, for the letter! You are one that is hidden from society, but not hidden from God!

Readers, please pray for him that nothing snatch the newly-formed seed from his heart. Please pray for all those reading my books that God will be able to reach them, where no one else can. This is His work, I simply take dictation, I work very hard, but it is the joy of my heart to work for HIM!

All Glory be to God!


If you would like to be involved in touching many lives and hearts, your generous donations are so welcome! A gift in any amount may be sent to: https://nationofwomen.com/

From the contributions link, scroll down to the image of hands clasped through prison bars. Write in the comment, for prison books. If you are comfortable paying by check, it saves 3% from going to credit card fees. The address is:

Nation of Women Ministries, 619 Roberts Cut Off Rd., River Oaks, TX  76114.

Please note ‘for prison books’ on the check.

All donations received will be used to print and send books to the Prison Book Project; a non-prophet ministry that will be sending them into prisons, jails and rehab centers all over the country. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

A big thank you to my publisher as well, for generously allowing this opportunity for donators to receive a tax deduction. She handles all donations, sending orders to the printer who sends them directly to Prison Book Project. Many thanks to Cindy, of “Nation of Women Publishing” for your endless expertise and patience with me!

Thank you to Joyce, and her volunteers of Prison Book Project, for placing all of my books!

Do you know that an individual cannot send books to a prison? They must come from a publisher, an established book-placing ministry, such as Prison Book Project, or Barnes & Noble and Amazon direct. That is the world we live in. Books were being laced with drugs and many have died as a result of it. A generous financial donation to them would help them to continue to fill this great need for quality, life-giving books!

You may donate to: https://prisonbookproject.org

How much more our great need for Jesus!

Thank you for your kindness and generous help to this ministry!

I have poured every cent received, into books to send out, along with all I can of my own. I trust the Lord will greatly bless you in return!

“Then the King will turn to those on his right and say, ‘You have a special place in my Father’s heart. Come and experience the full inheritance of the kingdom realm that has been destined for you from before the foundation of the world! For when you saw me hungry, you fed me. When you found me thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I had no place to stay, you invited me in, and when I was poorly clothed, you covered me. When I was sick, you tenderly cared for me, and when I was in prison you visited me.’ Then the godly will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and give you food and something to drink? When did we see you with no place to stay and invite you in? When did we see you poorly clothed and cover you? When did we see you sick and tenderly care for you, or in prison and visit you? ‘And the King will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.'” Matthew 25-34-40 TPT

Save the Babies!

Lord, you came as a Baby to save the world . . .

Now I pray, with all my heart, that the world would vote to save the babies.

I pray, Lord, that you remind physicians all over the world that they took an oath, “First, do no harm.”

Everyone has the responsibility to protect human life, and to be thankful that your mother protected YOU!


Vote to preserve LIFE!

Michigan, Vote NO on Proposal 1, 2, & 3!

 Vote for a Governor that values LIFE!


“For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

“Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.'” Jeremiah 1:4-5

His Abundant Provision

For about a year now I have had a craving for Kentucky Fried Chicken.® It’s rather unusual, because I’m not one to eat fast food, but I must admit its been calling to me. After most of the year of shutting the thought down, I just decided to get past it and eat some; but the line was long, and the cars just weren’t moving. They must have run out of chicken, and I ran out of time–leaving without chicken!

This past Monday, I was getting ready to go to town to feed the homeless at our local shelter, when I initiated a conversation with the Lord. It is my habit to talk with Him, often, throughout the day so this was not unusual. I’ve been working really hard at paying off my car and house, but at the same time pouring everything I can into books to send to prisons and for the homeless. “Lord,” I said, “You know I want to pay off my house and car, but I just don’t know how I can stretch myself any more.” “So why don’t you believe Me for that?” He replied. You know, He never asks us a question that He doesn’t already know the answer to. He wasn’t asking to find out, but was asking so that I would find out! As I looked inside for the answer, He revealed something in my heart that had been blocking my faith.

I had a few errands to run on the way to the homeless shelter, and a phone call came in as well, so I had put it all out of my mind by the time I got there. There was a pickup truck near the entrance when I arrived and a guy got out of the truck and headed right to me as I was about to unlock the door. I wasn’t afraid, but I was concerned about how I would get in without him seeing the code. When he got near enough, he asked me, “Hey, do you work here?” “I do tonight.” “I just volunteer here on Monday nights.” I replied. “Great,” he said, “Can you use some Kentucky Fried Chicken®?”

“I have 40 dinners here, and I’ve already handed dinners out to everyone that wanted one, can you take them?”

So, what are the chances–

of a Kentucky Fried Chicken® representative showing up on my doorstep with 40 meals?

Not chance at all when God’s involved!

He was so happy I took the meals. Since the homeless got all they wanted at the shelter, I sent them to the park with Bill. He came to drop off the food we would be serving that night. Roast pork loin, fresh vegetables with teriyaki sauce, rice, fresh biscuits and dinner rolls, apple crisp; and tonight, Bill also brought 4 deep pans of fresh croissants, pastries, and giant cinnamon rolls. He had been on his way to bring the food, when he got a call from 9 Bean Rows. They are a local bakery and restaurant that makes the most wonderful bread, pastries and lunches. This place has been incredibly generous this past summer, offering us pastries to give out, quite often, when we served in the park.

I work with 5loaves2fish, and we serve every Monday year round, rain, snow or shine. They started out in the park, but when they heard that if the guests don’t sleep in the shelter, they can’t eat there, they continued all winter at both places. It was when they first started at the shelter that I joined them, which was two years ago. Some are just emotionally incapable of coping with a large group of people in close quarters and they stay in tents all winter. Here in the frozen north, that’s a real tough thing to do! When you are all snug and warm in your bed, think about those that don’t have a real bed. Don’t for a minute think they chose this lifestyle. It is a very hard life they live and my heart goes out to them.

We lavish them with lots of love and heaping plates of great food!

No canned green beans here! Everything is homemade, well, about 98% of it is. Occasionally we feed them hotdogs or brats at the park because they ask for them; and of course, ice cream with fresh strawberries or homemade caramel sauce. Otherwise, everything is made from scratch, even the pasta, and its really, really good! This night a man sought us out at the kitchen door and wouldn’t speak until he had all of our attention–then he just couldn’t speak. I watched him try, as tears welled up in his eyes. He gave the most heart-felt, expressive nod I have ever witnessed; and just turned and left, as the tears took over for him.

He was so overcome, and so were we.

I love these people so much!

So Bill told me to take two dinners home and he took the rest to the park. They too, were getting the same meal we were serving, only it was already plated up in to-go containers and bags. The chicken was an extra surprise for later.

It wasn’t until the next morning that I remembered my conversation with the Lord. I think He must have blocked me from remembering it or maybe it was just that I was too busy thinking about others and serving them, that it never came to mind. When I opened my eyes, before I even had time to think a thought, He said. “I provide in abundance don’t I?” Instantly with that comment, He brought to mind our conversation, the chicken, and 9 Bean Rows; all in a split second, as only He can do!

“So, why don’t you believe for that?” He continued.

Yes, I think I should!

With that I opened my Bible to read–just dropped it open randomly. Have you guessed it already? Yep, where else would He send me but right to John 6, and the story of the 5 loaves and 2 fish!

So, what are the chances of that?

It’s not chance at all when God is involved, is it?

“Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to him, Jesus said to Philip, “How are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?” Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten.” John 6:5-13

His Healing Power

On July 25th, 2022, I posted the story of Peppi’s miraculous healing of cancer. This stage 4 cancer was his third round and it was in his brain, face, neck, shoulders and was going into his bones, but not anymore! To date, 4 CT scans and a PET scan are proof that God has given him a new life.

There is no longer cancer anywhere in his body!

Glory to God!!!

You may read about it in the post “Nothing is too Complicated for God.” At that time I had said that there were two others that I would write about at a later time. I had intended to, much sooner, but I have been totally focused on getting my next book finished. I am very happy to announce that the book is now written and edits are complete. It is now ready for the cover designer and then a sample will be ordered for approval. Almost there! I expect it to be out in early to mid December.

Patty has given me permission to share the goodness of God and of His unsurpassed Healing Power in her life with you.

I was shocked the day I heard that Patty had breast cancer again, for she was a survivor from many years ago. Eighteen years, she tells me. Who would have thought, after all that time, that she would be facing that vile disease once again. I am so proud of Patty, because she was prepared and she faced this giant with her hand firmly tucked in Jesus.’ Though she chose to do chemo, her faith was in God to see her through.

There was a time when that would have bothered me, as if giving a mixed message. Wavering, so to speak, but Keith Moore, of Moore Life Ministries said something one time that set me free. He said, “You don’t deny it’s there, you deny its right to stay.” “You use every tool you’ve been given.” That so helped me to see sickness and disease in perspective. Jesus took sickness and disease upon Himself that you not have to have it. Therefore you are healed. When you put your trust in Jesus, and receive what He did for you on the Cross, you are no longer a victim. You are victorious in Christ Jesus!

You are the healed–sickness and disease the trespasser!

You have God-given rights to demand it to leave!

“He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed.” 1Peter 2:24 AMPB

So, each one of us must look into our tool belts to see how, and with what we must fight, when faced with the tough decisions in life. That is not the time to find you have an empty tool belt; for you can be taken under while you are out gathering what you need. If you are a Christian, you have been given everything you need to live victorious in this life. It is all written there for you in the Word, the Holy Bible. It is filled with promises and tools that are yours to keep, know and to wield, when the enemy would try his best to take you down; but it is up to you to dig them out, sharpen what you have and be prepared. Don’t wait until you need them. Find them, sharpen them every day, make use of them and be ready!

So, Patty asked for her Church to lay hands on her and pray. When her doctor spoke the c word to her–she took it immediately to God. During this prayer, she felt the Fire-of-God Anointing shoot through her breast and it is with this physical manifestation and the assurance of the Word, that she knew it was going to be alright.

This was her belief and confession and she stuck to it!

Halfway through treatments her platelets dropped dangerously low. A drug they were giving her, seemed to be attacking her adrenal and pituitary glands and she became very dizzy and was passing out. In this weakened state, she was hospitalized and was found to have Covid. They kept her there until the Covid was over its course. Sending her home, a steroid she had been on was greatly reduced, and after just a couple of days she became too weak to lift her head. An ambulance was called and thankfully they were there, for her heart stopped and they brought her back to life. She died again in the hospital, and was brought back to life and now suffered with three broken ribs from coding.

When Patty was finally able to be home and become strong enough to return to her doctor, he ran a PET (positron emission tomography) scan to determine how far the cancer had spread. It had been a month with no chemo at all and the last they had looked it was still in her breast; and had spread to the lymph nodes in her arm pit.

This scan however was different, for it showed that there was no longer any cancer anywhere!

Glory to God!!!

Patty is doing well and getting stronger every day. She still has some issues, caused from the drugs that she was given, but no cancer. There are side effects to medicine, but each must make their own decisions of the path they will take when faced with sickness and disease.

Be a support, not a condemning voice.

The other person is someone also very near and dear to me, but I forgot to ask specifically if I may say who she is, so I will leave it anonymous.

This person had cancer in the lower intestine/upper colon area and chose to have surgery. Her situation is a mystery because, post surgery, her surgeon visited her in her hospital room and gave her ‘the talk.’ He told her they got 50% of the cancer and that it was in the lymph nodes. They talked about the fact that she didn’t want to go the chemo route and he concluded that the cancer would then just take its course. Many people had been in prayer for her, as were for Patty. The next time she saw the surgeon, she asked him what she was to expect, as far as pain, and if it would likely go into her bones etc. His reply was puzzling, but great news . . .

“You don’t have any cancer, go and live your life!”

Glory to God!!!

We’re still not exactly sure what happened, but conclude all good things come from Him! Three different people took three entirely different paths, but all three put their trust in Him and all three are cancer free!

Again I shout–

Glory to God!

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them from their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And rescued them from their destruction. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonderful acts to the children of men! And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And speak of His deeds with shouts of joy!” Psalm 107:19-22 AMPB

You may read about Peppi’s full transformation testimony in my new book about to go to print. Peppi is a former prisoner, and it is an amazing testimony of God’s loving redemption. God stopped my writing, for He had Peppi on His heart, and He wanted him to be in this book! I had never met and had not even seen Peppi before, but God spoke to me to take my books to a coffee shop. He said He had someone He wanted me to give them to. Peppi’s, is the final testimony in the “His Voice in My Heart” series; a message appropriately titled, “Peppi’s New Life.”

All Glory Be to God, Amen!

The Promise Still Stands

Tragedy has hit nearly every family in one form or another.

I AM here.

Do you think I AM absent at such a time as this?

I Am present, even though you do not sense Me–even though you do not see Me.

I carry you.

If you are honest, you will know that there is nowhere on this earth that you can go, where I will not be present with you.

Be honest and trust Me. I AM in this with you, and I will see you through . . . We will come out the other side of it. We will put it behind us and move forward!

We will again bear fruit, but it will be more lush, more fragrant and more inviting for others, for it will be mature fruit. The fruit of the vine that’s been pruned–purposed to bear more!

“Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2

The fruit in the Promised Land was so luscious and weighty, it took two men to carry it–imagine that!

“And they came to the Valley of Eschcol, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they brought also some pomegranates and figs.” Numbers 13:23

It is the fruit intended for those who cross over into the Promise.

The grumblers, complainers, fearful, never reached it. Those that doubted, chose to believe the bad report. They feared man, rather than put their faith and trust in Me.

“But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once, and occupy it; for we are well able to overcome it.” Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.” So they brought to the people of Israel an evil report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The Land, through which we have gone, to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim); and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” Numbers 13:30-33

Don’t let this season pull you off course.

Determine to cross over to plenty.

Rejoice that I prune you. It is only the healthy ones, that are attached and flourishing, that I AM able to do so . . .

Those who are ready for more!

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5

“Do not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary bless, for to this you have been called, that you may obtain a blessing. For ‘He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile; let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.'” I Peter 3:9-12

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” Psalms 1:1-6

“Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling kiss his feet, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” Psalms 2:10-12

The Last Ditch Effort

“‘There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ And the steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that people may receive me into their houses when I am put out of the stewardship.’ So summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my  master?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measurements of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations. He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.'” Luke 16:1-13

“Daniel said, ‘Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and mysterious things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:20-22

 

ONE

There has been much recent activity on my blog, stirring up messages, long gone by. Frankly, I have enjoyed seeing some of the titles that I had long forgotten about. This particular message happened to be my 100th post and comes from April 9, 2013. It is so pertinent for today, that I have decided to re-post it. I don’t think it was by accident or coincidence that this message has resurfaced just now. May we all take a breath, remember that our very breath and life is a gift from God; and in this time of trouble and uncertainty, turn our focus back to Him!

The following is the post, simply titled: “ONE”


The right or the left?

People are always arguing–liberal–conservative–I’m right–you’re wrong

Stop the battle!

There is only One way.

One and only One God.

One and only One Word.

No man cometh unto the Father, but through Me.

Repentance of sin must come–My shed Blood must be received.

Honor My Father!

You simply cannot approach the Father lest you be clothed in righteousness–the Royal Robe given through My Blood.

Accept My Blood and the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Understand–through the written Word of the Holy Scriptures–the Holy Bible; the True Word of God–written for you as instruction to live by; to draw understanding and wisdom as guided by the Holy Spirit–your Comforter, Teacher; who enlightens your understanding.

The Father, Son and Holy Spirit–together We are One. Together, We seek One Body–many bodies come together in agreement as One. Made that way by One Body broken, One shed Blood, One remission for sins . . .

One True God–One Way–by Name–Jesus Christ!

If you are One, you are arguing with yourself.

If you are not One, you are lost . . . Seek that you may be found.

Find the Body and join with it. Be joined by the Blood, and do what the Word says–

Love your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,

and

Love your neighbor as yourself!

“–the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come; and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:17-23

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–Jews or Greeks, slaves or free–and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.” I Corinthians 12:12-14

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life.” I John 5:11-12

“And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. ” John 17:3

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us. For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” Ephesians 1:7-10

“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.” John 12:26

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:24-30

“Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered,  “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28b-31

“And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also.” I John 4:21

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10