Archive | January 2013

Awake!

Awake, awake, put on strength, for the Glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For the waters have run deep, almost to consuming levels, but I have called you into the deep and have shown you how to swim. Now I say swim–swim like  your life depends upon it. For the strength of the Lord is your buoyancy and you will not sink.

Falter not when others look down upon you, even seem to despise you; for their lack of understanding proves that they are not on a level to look down upon anyone. Everyone–yes everyone, has the ability and yes, the calling, to look up.

Look up for your redemption draweth nigh.

Look up for your redeemer calls you by name and that name translates as…

  • Righteous One
  • Faithful One
  • The Beloved of the Lord
  • My Chosen One
  • One who knows no sin for she wears the garment of the Blood.

“Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come unto you the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; O captive Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.” Is. 52:1-2

“Your eyes will see the King in his beauty; they will behold a land that stretches afar.” Is. 33:17

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” Is. 40:28-20

 

New Jerusalem

A new Jerusalem is about to be birthed. She will be bold as a Lion and no longer be prey to the enemy. The boundaries will stretch forth to encompass all nations willing to embrace her–willing to embrace Me in obedience to My Word and in love for the chosen people.

The appointed time has come to draw all peoples together as one. The family will be gathered and I will be their Father and they will be My people.

Unite!

For the time of rejoicing is at hand.

Unite

Unite

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.

Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Is. 52:7-10

 

I Speak

Immense silence has covered the earth for too long. Men have quenched My Spirit, My Voice, for fear of what they do not understand. I have spoken to man from the beginning of time. I walked with Adam and talked with him in the garden. I led the children of Israel through the direction of Moses. Samuel was a mere boy when I called him to speak for Me. Nathan, the prophet, gave direction and correction to David. Many have stood faithful before Me. I choose to speak again. It is imperative that man…

Hear My Voice

Eat My Word

Search My Scriptures

Receive My Holy Spirit

The dull and lifeless Church will no longer stand. My Church must rise up or be trampled under. It is through the Holy Spirit that you will have power and strength for the battle to come.

Stand up Oh Church and declare VICTORY! For the battle has already been won. If you choose to stand up for the King and not cast your confidence–Salvation it will bring.

Will you listen Church?

“God said to Moses, “I AM who I AM,” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Ex. 3:14

 

My Presence

Awaiting My Presence is much like expecting a sunrise. You know that it will come, if you wait patiently and long enough–looking in the direction you last saw it, for it is…

Always Faithful

Always Punctual

Always Reliable

If you look expectantly for Me, I will not disappoint you but, like the sunrise, I offer you a different experience every day. Some sunrises are “painted”…

  • More Vivid
  • More Colorful
  • More Intense

Others are

  • Soft
  • Subtle
  • Gentle

I am like the sunrise in your heart and My Presence can be many different “flavors” of My Love. All are good! Oh taste and see that the Lord is GOOD! My Mercies are new every morning–like the sunrise!

“Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” Ps. 16:11

“Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!” Ps. 34:8

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Is. 40:31

“Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually!” Ps. 105:4

 

I Approve

Many spend their entire lives seeking approval from a parent or other family member. They toil and strive only to survive their life, but never to thrive.

Stop right where you are. I want you to know…

  • For Now
  • For Always
  • I Approve

You have never had to “measure up” to My love. My love is always there for you. You don’t have to say the right thing, nor do the right thing. There is nothing you do to earn Me but..

  • Receive My Love
  • Receive the Blood I shed for you
  • Wear My Crown

My blood clothes you in righteousness–Right standing with the Father. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

“For the kingdom of God does not mean food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, he who thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. “Rom. 14:17-19

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Rom. 8:1

“Fear not little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Lu. 12:32

“Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new  has come.” II Cor. 5:17

 

Rich Diet

My Word has been given to you for your use but, just as freely you have received, freely give. (See Mt. 10:8) It is not meant to be held to yourself as a hidden treasure, but as a gift to be shared.

Take it to…

  • The Nations
  • Your Neighbors
  • Your Friends

Touch your household with My Message–Eat it to Live

and then,

Live to eat some more.

You will find that if you have a rich diet of My Word, you will hunger for more but, at the same time, you will hunger no more!

” This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.” Jn. 6:50-51

“This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever.” Jn. 6:58

“It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” Jn. 6:63

“–preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke and exhort, be unfailing in patience, and in teaching.” II Tim. 4:2

 

Will you Wait?

Blessings come to those who wait. Waiting does not have to be passive or inactive but, rather, it can be an opportunity to

  • Trust
  • Seek
  • Listen

Trust is a matter of the heart, for one cannot trust without relationship. Without relationship, fellowship and a history there is no basis for trust.

Seek is an action. If you are seeking you are actually expecting an end result; seek and ye shall find.

Listen do you hear it? My still small voice? If you are just too busy or too busy talking–if you are always the one speaking, you will not hear.

So–wait.

Will you trust Me and seek Me with all your heart? Will you listen while I speak?

Then  you are BLESSED!

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Is. 55:8-9

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.” Prov. 9:9-11

“Make me to know thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth and teach me for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.” Ps. 25:4-5