Archive | November 2013

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In a vision I saw the earth with countless facets of light radiating out into the universe. The earth itself looked as if, as midnight, but lights shown out from all around it. Then I saw the earth with a pacifier stuck in it, as if it was a baby’s mouth, and the Lord spoke this message to my heart…

The voice has been silenced because too many of My people have chosen not to grow. They have been distracted by many things, and as a baby, that is too caught up in his own cry to stop and listen will not be comforted until he is first brought to silence.

The physical, the emotional, overpowering the spiritual–this must not be.

Can a child suckle forever? No, he must be weaned, made to stand, urged to walk, correction comes; such is the path of life–the path that is right.

But parenting has become confused. Children are controlling their parents; parents fear the temper and wrath of a child un-ruled. This chaos is a reflection of darkness. Evil has planted a seed–so confusion grows.

  • Need of truth
  • Need of reproof
  • Need of LOVE

Pop the cork and refuse to be pacified any longer. Open your mouth to receive, for I will fill it as a mother bird feeding her young.

And you will grow

And you will know

that true sustainable harvest is the planted Word in the hearts of mankind. Planted to grow, for a harvest of souls that know that My light shines in the darkness through the hearts of men.

Listen

“Ho, every one who thirsts come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” Isaiah 55:1-3

“Hear, O my people; while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me! There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.” Psalms 81:8-10

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ‘For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.'” Isaiah 55:9-11

“For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.” II Corinthians 4:6-7

“And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.” Luke 8:15

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Blog family, this is my 200th post on Wordscroll!

This blog began on January 1, 2013, in obedience to God’s call on my heart. The Lord speaks the messages to my heart, His special gift for you of fresh bread, to encourage, build up, stir your spirit, motivate and yes sometimes correct those who have ears to hear.

My role is not always easy for, to whom much is given, much is required. I spend countless hours ‘listening’ to the Lord, and reading the Word and as, I too, am receiving the messages, I spend the rest of my hours putting into practice what I hear. The key word is practice, because it isn’t easy changing and sometimes, undoing, a lifetime of ingrained habits, along with developing new. But the Lord is so gracious and encouraging, enabling this to be a major year of joy and growth for me; as well as a tremendous blessing!

This Thanksgiving, I am so very thankful to the Lord Jesus who trusts me to speak His heart; I love you with all my heart, soul, mind and body! Thankful for my loving husband who gives up so much time with me, so that I can answer the call on my heart. Thank you to my wonderful family and friends, as well as teachers and mentors along my path; you have all helped me so much!

My dear blog family of faithful readers, I haven’t forgotten you!  I am ever so grateful for all your encouragement, kind words and the time you spend reading the posts; allowing me to flood your mailbox for the first five months of daily postings.

To one and all a sincere thank you! May you all be very blessed this Thanksgiving and always. Enjoy your family time and for those who are not able to be with family, remember that we are all your family and we love you!

Thank you all very much for visiting and reading Wordscroll.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, may you be BLESSED!

Lori J. O’Neil

 

Better Days

Your words can defy you and speak death to your body, relationships and life or your words will divinely justify, rectify and increase your life–both in fruitful living and length of days.

If there is one thing I would instill in My children, it would be to understand the power of the tongue.

The root of evil is unleashed through the tongue.

Without thought, man opens the mouth and speaks words that hurt, maim, kill an opportunity–slam an open door; too often crippling a tender heart for life, the one who received, while the bearer walked away relieved. “There, got that off my chest!” he thinks to himself. Satisfied, he justifies his actions. But in condemning another, he condemns himself; a double death from a spirit of strife.

A spoken word should bring life.

“Hold your tongue,” parents say, when teaching their child the way.

Yes, get a hold of your tongue, bridle it, and you will see,

Better days!

“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all men.” Titus 3:1-3

“For we all make many mistakes, and if any one makes no mistakes in what he says he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. If we put bits into the mouths of horses that they may obey us, we guide their whole bodies.” James 3:2-3

“So the tongue is a little member and boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire!” James 3:5

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” Proverbs 15:1-4

“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.'” I Peter 3:9-11

“Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.” Romans 2:1

“I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:36-37

“He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” Proverbs 21:23

“He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.” Proverbs 21:21

 

 

A House of Glass

The structure would not be the same for a building of steel, as that of a building of glass. One would seem stronger, and yet, it takes greater strength to be transparent.

It is easy to hide behind a facade–as steel; to harden thy face, without the slightest trace of emotion or love. But that is a lonely place to be, always hiding–even from Me.

Oh can’t you see?

That it is love that draws others near…Love that stops the fear in a heart that feels split apart. The cries of a hurting soul reaches My ears…

“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry.” Psalms 34:15

I’m right here.

And I wait for you to see clear, and step out from the house you hold dear; that shell, the lie that holds you there.

Your heart stands still…

Until

Allow Me to be revealed in thee.

Allow Me to transform the condition of your heart–to give you a brand new start, and a house that is strong; not made from steel, but what you can feel…

Love.

A love that changes that house of steel to glass–relationship at last!

Love

It’s how I see you.

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:10-14

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:9-10

“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” Colossians 3:9-10

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” Matthew 7:1-2

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2

“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

 

 

 

A Choice Ending

Tomorrow may be too late, for those who think toward a later date, to think about where their life will end; rest assured this life will end. You have my guarantee that your flesh will eventually fail–wear out like a garment, but your spirit will not die; it will live on eternally in joy or despair.

  • You choose the place
  • You choose the race

For time is running short and all must choose.

I have authority to grant you life. But a grant is given, by plea, to the one who holds the key.

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.” II Peter 1:3-4

Heaven or Hell?

You choose when you call upon Me. If you don’t call–

You chose.

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Here indeed we groan, and long to put on our heavenly dwelling, so that by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.” II Corinthians 5:1-5

“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

“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 in us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.” I John 4:15-17

“For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.” John 5:21

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. For, ‘every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.'” Romans 10:12-13

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal.” John 6:27

“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7

“Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:10-11

“The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.” Psalms 145:18

 

 

A Perfect Life

There is a misconception about perfection. Most see this as a state to obtain–as if they alone have the power to become perfect. Be ye perfect, as I AM perfect; Be ye as I AM. I did nothing apart from the Father; I listened and said what I heard the Father speak; I did what the Father said do. I laid My life down that I may be glorified by My Father.

“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise.'” John 5:19

“Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God.”” John 8:54

“I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15

Understand there is no perfection outside of My Blood.

For all have sinned and fallen short; all have need of a Savior. Perfection began as a child; grew in knowledge and understanding; became obedient–even unto death, that life might come for all mankind.

“–since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith.” Romans 3:23-25a

The Perfect Life

You have the ability to achieve this by beginning at the end. By laying down your life, you begin anew–as if I was you.

“Truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If any one 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 12:24-26

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me,

for I AM gentle and lowly; learn and you will grow. Learn that you may know, that the perfect life is the perfect sacrifice already made for thee.

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-29

Begin at the end that you may begin again…

“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”” John 3:3

Perfection obtained through Me.

“The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.” John 17:22-23

“None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Romans 14:7-9

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2

“You therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48

 

 

Built For Worship

You read of the elaborate house Solomon built for Me, it does not begin to compare to thee. How do silver, gold, jewels and the like, carry the price of a human life?

That house was built to worship Me, how much more I’d ask that you bow before Me, least once each day, to ask and pray for the lost, the lonely, those broken of heart; the ones that never had a start–for sin took their life.

Please pray for those left behind, to bear the pain, suffering and shame of a choice not right; maiden flight–stolen in the night, a heart too freely give.

Please bow thy knee, entreat of Me to come, to mend the heart clearly numb…

I’ll come

I’ll come

Each house is built to worship Me–a project only God could see–for the human mind could not devise, the intricacy of body, spirit and soul, placed together to make one whole. A spirit inclined toward the divine–the missing key, to fill the hole, of a heart that’s not complete.

Please pray for that one, that hungry soul. Please bow and ask that they might know…

That I can make it all aright…

I’ll come

I’ll come

The house was built for worship, a costlier one had never been built–until there was you–nothing compares to you!

Not gold, not silver–just you.

Worship and pray

I will come!

“The house which I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to burn incense before him?” II Chronicles 2:5-6

“Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s house; all that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished.

Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: ‘I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.'” II Chronicles 7:11-16

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who seek him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24

“Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:10-11

“–and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.” James 5:15-16

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever.” I Chronicles 28:9

 

The Vital Mind

Your body is a dwelling that slows and ages, but your spirit never changes; it remains as fresh as the day you were born.

Live out of your spirit

Live like your spirit

Refresh your thoughts and renew them to see yourself active and alive. Your mind is very much like a steering force. You will find your actions will follow where your mind dwells. But you have the power to steer your course. You must direct your mind to stay the course I set before you–to complete the purpose of your life.

It may seem that you are taking dips and turns, but these are merely mile markers of growth. As you mature and grow through meditation of My Word, and acting thereon, you will find the dips less frequent and no longer severe; the turns less sharp. And you will say…

‘Yes, I see’

Empower your mind to work for you. You have been instilled with a tremendous capacity to learn. As you learn, you will overcome, but it is so much more than overcoming and conquering. What I have planned for you is destiny–to arrive with purpose! To not, battle your way up, but stride forward in confidence and authority–command your life! Therefore I urge you to be spirit-minded, not flesh-minded.

As your body ages, live out of your spirit in vitality. To dwell on the impact of aging is to dwell in the rehearsal of death.

I AM all about life!

Therefore, dwell in the land of the living.

Train your mind to live, for it truly will steer your course, but you have the power to lay hold of that wheel!

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:5-8

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you. So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:11

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day.” II Corinthians 4:16

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” II Corinthians 3:17-18