Archive | February 2013

Glorious Grapes!

Many are the enemies of the righteous, for the wicked gnash their teeth at them. They have been chosen to rule and reign in My Kingdom; for the meek shall inherit the Earth and the righteous shall see My Glory. For My Glory shall be over all the Earth and the wicked will be no more! Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength for the battle ahead. But, even so, battle or no, the choicest of grapes await those who forge ahead in faith.

Armed with My Word, their faith as a shield about them–

the Sword of the Spirit in their mouth.

Truth and Justice shall prevail!

And, just as Joshua and Caleb took the Promise Land by faith and force, so My representatives, My faithful few–

those who wear My Blood and call upon My Name

Who draw not back in times of trouble–so they shall eat the good of the land.

Faithful and few, tried and true

My Name shall be praised forever!

 

“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” I Cor. 16:13

“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.” Lu. 6:22-23

“Depart from evil, and do good; so shall you abide for ever. For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. The righteous shall be preserved for ever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell upon it for ever. The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him. The Lord will not abandon him to his power, or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial. Wait for the Lord, and keep to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked.” Ps. 37:27-34

“So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. And the Land had rest from war.” Josh. 11:23

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” Is. 1:19

“From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Ps. 113:3

 

Faith that Shines

Just because you can’t see the sun shining where you are, does that mean its not shining somewhere else in the World? It is the same with faith, you may not see it yet, for “faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” You may still be hoping the sun will shine yet you may not see it; the evidence is there, but it just hasn’t come into your spectrum yet.

Believe to receive

Turn your faith into belief, and allow the substance to transform before you–into your realm, to receive. Anxiously looking doesn’t bring it to reality and neither does doubt, but trust without wavering.

Examine your heart daily, to see if there be anything in you that would hinder your ability to receive.

Anger, fear, anxiety, heartache, sadness and shame are precursors to doubt and disable your connection to the Father. True trust casts all other emotions and feelings aside, and stands in readiness to receive the Son and shine!

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb. 11:1 KJV

“But if we hope for what we do not see, we hope for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Rom. 8:25-27

“–Have faith in God. Truly I say to you whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will.” Mk. 11:22-24

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.” Ja. 1:6-8

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.'” Mk. 10:27

“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Dan. 12:3

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Matt. 13:43

 

Direct Answers

Eliminate the “middle man” and come directly to Me. So many of My children run to someone else for prayer. They put their faith in that friend or Pastor’s ability to pray and believe that their answer comes through them. But I say come to Me. I AM your Father. Come to Me with thanksgiving–knowing that I love you–I care for you!

  • Pray to Me in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Ask in the Name of Jesus.
  • Believe that you receive.
  • Leave your burdens with Me and trust that I love you.

Know that I hear you, when you believe that you receive–all things are possible.

  • Doubt Not
  • Believe
  • Receive

Rejoice and be thankful, for I love you more than you could know!

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7

“Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” Eph. 6:18

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving…”Col. 4:2a

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Mt. 6:6

“And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will. And whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.'” Mk. 11:22-26

“I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.” I Jn. 5:13-15

“Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” Jn. 16:23-24

“Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.” I Jn. 3:21-24

“Cast your burdens on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Ps. 55:22

“And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can! All things are possible to him who believes.'” Mk. 9:23

 

No Fear!

My Word declares that “perfect love casts out fear.”

Are you fearful child?

My love is your answer; it is perfect in its entirety–lacking nothing. If you apply yourself to My Word and apply My Word to your heart, My Word will bring completion to your heart and cast that fear out–far away from you.

You need not fear for I AM near. I AM in you, even in your heart. Speak to Me, for I long to hear from you, even more than you desire to hear from Me. But if you will listen, you will hear My voice. Be still in your heart and know that I AM God and I careth for you.

Fear is a lie from the enemy that, when believed, becomes a stronghold inĀ  your life. Have no fear, for I AM near. Call upon Me for I AM here. My love perfects you, and perfect love casts out fear!

Simply command fear to go in My Name and it will obey you.

 

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment and he who fears is not perfected in love.” I Jn. 4:15-18

“Be still and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nation,. I am exalted in the earth!” Ps. 46:10

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Tim. 1:7

“Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh 1:9

“Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word,; ‘Your brethren who hate you and cast you out for my name’s sake have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy’; but it is they who shall be put to shame. “Hark, an uproar from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord, rendering recompense to his enemies!” Is. 66:5-6

“–for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their children with them. Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.”Is. 65:22b-24

 

I Tend to You

Adapt an attitude of praise and thanksgiving when troublesome times appear, for they are but a vapor in time and you will see them no more.

My children tend to think first, then pray later. I want you to practice prayer and allow your thoughts to be that of meditation on My Word. For this strange thing that has come upon you is not anything that has missed My notice. I have already prepared the balance for you. It is in trust and faithfulness that you come through to the other side of it unscathed.

Much time is wasted toiling and fretting–this is needless; for your Father careth for you. I will tend to you. Come to Me, you who are weary and burden-laden and I will give you rest.

“Behold, God is My salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song and he has become my salvation.” Is. 12:2

“Like cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord gave them rest. So thou didst lead thy people, to make for thyself a glorious name.” Is. 63:14

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands.” Ps. 138:7-8

“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.” Ps. 104:33-34

 

Choose Forgiveness

Make peace with your brother while you have opportunity, for you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Let us examine your heart together…

  • Is there strife?
  • Is there unforgiveness?
  • Is there anger?

Or is it merely sorrow, for you have been unrelenting and kept the former in your heart for so long you no longer remember why? A bitter heart will rot the bones and eventually destroy your life. Whereas, forgiveness, takes a moment of humility that will deliver you from a lifetime of evil.

Make the decision today to open your heart to Me and allow Me to sort out what you have held tight, held captive and not trusted even yourself to examine. Together we can eradicate all you harbor that brings harm; irrigate the wound and let healing come. The weight that lifts off your shoulders will add years to your life–the sadness and anger will be gone.

When you forgive, I will forgive you and new life you will find. If only you would choose to forgive.

Let us begin

Let us be about your brothers’ business

Open your heart

I AM knocking

Let us begin

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Mt. 6:14-15

“You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.” Ps. 50:19-21

“Let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Ps. 19:14

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Ps. 139:23-24

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” Ps. 51:10-12

“Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.'” Mt. 18:21

 

A True Friend

A pristine lake is beautiful to behold, the surface not marred by wind; who knows what lies within, for when you look upon the surface, you only see yourself reflected back. To truly know, one needs to go beneath the surface; what lies within? So it is with people; to truly know someone, you must be a friend and look beyond the surface, the superficial. Look not to see yourself, but to truly–

  • see them
  • know them
  • love them

This is the mark of a true friend.

I AM your True Friend.

I know your heart, for I created it. I know what lies within–you need not hide from Me, for I know. I will take the pain and I will take the heartache and I will replace them with My Love.

It is My Love that remains–Everlasting!

“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” Ps. 25:14

“But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer.” Ps. 66:19

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God.” Is. 35:1-2

“A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ez. 36:26

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his lovingkindness is everlasting.” Ps. 118:1 NAS