Archive | October 2020

Confounding the Wise

Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream.

Pharaoh dreamt of lean ears consuming the fat and full ears. Likewise, the gaunt cows devoured the fat cows. This was to prepare them, in provision, for lean times. (Genesis 41:1-7)

Now I AM preparing, in provision, for abundant times. . .The fat and flourishing shall consume and overtake the gaunt and lean.

Those years are over when harvest comes!

But harvest begins in the mind, just as it did with Pharaoh. He saw it in his mind and cried out for understanding.

Pharaoh had no covenant with Me, yet I used his wealth to provide for My chosen.

Rahab had no covenant with Me, yet I used her to provide safety for My chosen.

Think beyond your understanding, for I will use others that will confound the wise. Others, that don’t know Me, but they will–for I AM!

I will prove it.

Be ready!

“And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Make haste and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not tarry; you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have; and there I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come; lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty.'” Genesis 45:7-11

“But Rahab the harlot, and her father’s household, and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive; and she dwelt in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.” Joshua 6:26

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.'” I Corinthians 1:18-19 KJV

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And the base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, ‘He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.'” I Corinthians 1:27-31

Two new books available to help you in these challenging times . . .

“Comfort in the Challenge.” Published in 2019, and written in dedication to caregivers. A book inspired by God, in provision, before awareness of Covid 19. Read it to be comforted, and encouraged. All messages are spoken from the Heart of God as fresh bread. All proceeds from “Comfort in the Challenge” go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland has a wonderfully successful 40 year history, dedicated to helping men, desiring to overcome addiction, find new life in Jesus!

“His Voice in My Heart,” published in 2020. A journey of messages God has spoken over the past seven years. In sorting messages for “Comfort in the Challenge,” ‘prisoners’ welled up in my heart so strongly, that I began to sort messages for this special assignment as well. “His Voice in My Heart” is filled with His messages to comfort, challenge and bring restoration; along with several inspiring true testimonies of God’s healing and provision. “His Voice in My Heart” is a special book in your journey to freedom!

The messages are spoken from the heart of God, but are not meant to replace the Word; rather, they serve to lead you to it, give practical application, and encourage understanding of the Word. It is the Word of God that saves, heals and delivers–Jesus, is the Word. Included in both books you will find many scriptures for your study in the Word.

Both books may be ordered from, Nation of Women Publishing, found by clicking the link below.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil

 

Signs of the Times

This past Sunday morning, October 11, 2020, my alarm went off; not my smoke alarm, but the alarm on my phone. It was time to get up and get ready for church. I am usually awake in advance of the ring; to spend some time with the Lord before getting up. But I had been awake in the middle of the night, and had fallen back to sleep.

I opened my eyes to see a thick column of smoke near my bed.

The pillar stood from floor to ceiling and was billowing up toward the ceiling. It was such active smoke, that it appeared to be coming from an intense fire; its origin seemed to be the wall, at floor level. There was only time to notice the smoke, shut off my alarm and conclude that my house was on fire!

I didn’t get past the thought.

It had barely registered in my mind. I hadn’t even had time to notice that there was no smell of smoke or heat; when the column of smoke suddenly swooped up and escaped through the ceiling. I watched amazed, as the last trailing wisp of smoke slipped out and was gone.

Wow!

Not your usual wake up call, but interesting!

A column of smoke is one of the end-time signs mentioned in Joel 2. The scripture is familiar and often quoted, end-time dreams and visions, but quite often the remainder of the verse is left off; the quote unfinished.

There seems to be an increase of visions and dreams in the world, myself included. And this is the third time that I have witnessed smoke in my house. But the other two times the smoke was higher toward the ceiling (again, no physical fire) and horizontal, rather than a pillar.

“‘Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken; then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory; and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.'” Matthew 24:29-31

Rest assured, He will return!

And the signs of the times are indicating, sooner, rather than later–

are you prepared?

Be Ready!

“‘And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even upon the menservants and maidservants in those days, I will pour out my spirit. And I will give portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And it shall come to pass that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.'” Joel 2:28-32 (see also Acts 2:16-21)

“‘From the fig tree learn its lesson; as soon as its branch become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place.'” Matthew 24:32-34

“‘Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.'” Matthew 24:44

Two new books available to help you in these challenging times . . .

“Comfort in the Challenge.” Published in 2019, and written in dedication to caregivers. A book inspired by God, in provision, before awareness of Covid 19. Read it to be comforted, and encouraged. All messages are spoken from the Heart of God as fresh bread. All proceeds from “Comfort in the Challenge” go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland has a wonderfully successful 40 year history, dedicated to helping men desiring to overcome addiction and find new life in Jesus!

“His Voice in My Heart,” published in 2020. A journey of messages God has spoken over the past seven years. In sorting messages for “Comfort in the Challenge,” ‘prisoners’ welled up in my heart so strongly, that I began to sort messages for this special assignment as well. “His Voice in My Heart” is filled with His messages to comfort, challenge and bring restoration; along with several inspiring true testimonies of God’s healing and provision. “His Voice in My Heart” is a special book in your journey to freedom!

The messages are spoken from the heart of God, but are not meant to replace the Word; rather, they serve to lead you to it, give practical application, and encourage understanding of the Word. It is the Word of God that saves, heals and delivers–Jesus, is the Word. Included in both books you will find many scriptures for your study in the Word.

Both books may be ordered from, Nation of Women Publishing, found by clicking the link below.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil

Smash the Box

The degree in which you sow, determines the degree to which you will harvest. You will never reap the exact amount you sow–your seed will always grow . . .

Substantially

Abundantly

But it will not always grow to ‘your’ time- frame.

Your expectation comes from the plans ‘you’ have for your harvest, but your thinking is small. I want you to have it all and more . . .

I want you to sow not thinking of the harvest you have on your heart, but of the harvest I have in My plan for your future–the future you cannot see.

In others words–look to Me to plant the seed–look to Me for how much you need.

I AM asking you to break away from limitation and ‘see’ with abundance. Multiply your plant. Not add to–multiply!

I have a need for you to plant much seed, for the harvest is far beyond you. Be listening carefully for My directives, for I AM invested heavily in your harvest–the harvest of you!

You have so much more in store than you have even dreamed of, for I AM more. And I planted Myself–sowed My Life for you.

Think of that harvest!

So much more in store . . .

Sow much more!

“He who observes the wind will not sow; and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” Ecclesiastes 11:4-6

“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God; for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God. Under the test of this service, you will glorify God by your obedience in acknowledging the gospel of Christ, and by the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others; while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! ” II Corinthians 9:6-15

Two new books available to help you in these challenging times . . .

“Comfort in the Challenge.” Published in 2019, and written in dedication to caregivers. A book inspired by God, in provision, before awareness of Covid 19. Read it to be comforted, and encouraged. All messages are spoken from the Heart of God as fresh bread. All proceeds from “Comfort in the Challenge” go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland has a wonderfully successful 40 year history, dedicated to helping men desiring to overcome addiction and find new life in Jesus!

“His Voice in My Heart,” published in 2020. A journey of messages God has spoken over the past seven years. In sorting messages for “Comfort in the Challenge,” ‘prisoners’ welled up in my heart so strongly, that I began to sort messages for this special assignment as well. “His Voice in My Heart” is filled with His messages to comfort, challenge and bring restoration; along with several inspiring true testimonies of God’s healing and provision. “His Voice in My Heart” is a special book in your journey to freedom!

The messages are spoken from the heart of God, but are not meant to replace the Word; rather, they serve to lead you to it, give practical application, and encourage understanding of the Word. It is the Word of God that saves, heals and delivers–Jesus, is the Word. Included in both books you will find many scriptures for your study in the Word.

Both books may be ordered from, Nation of Women Publishing, found by clicking the link below.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil