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Heaven on Earth

I awakened this morning to a vision of a man standing in a lake, about to baptize a camel.

And I knew the Lord had something on His heart…

Are you one that has participated enough to take a drink–only to save it for later?

My Word has no further purpose in your life, but to decorate a shelf?

My Spirit and Promises are dusty?

–Sounds much like the desert the camel came from!

Please dust yourself off and come follow Me. I have so much more in store for you, than that which you are trying to store!

What is in store?

Your Salvation–It isn’t just for Heaven!

So many think, that, is its only purpose.

Heaven is a wonderful place, but your place is here, now, in My Kingdom. And here, now, you were placed for a purpose.

Should I give your gift to another or will you open it and find your place?

You choose.

But remember–I chose ‘you’ for your purpose–not another.

Now is the day of your Salvation.

And…

It is a great day!

Allow Me to show you–

Your Salvation is Heaven on Earth!

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, ‘At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.’ Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 5:21-6:2

“But God, who is rich in mercy out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God–not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:4-10

“Jesus said to her, ‘Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” John 4:13-14

 My First Book is Now Available

‘Comfort In The Challenge’

“You don’t have to look far to find someone coping with a challenge. It may be a friend, co-worker, parent or child. Maybe you need only to look within. The list of trials in life is endless–the challenge within. But God knows the need, and He knows the heart of the one you love–He knows YOU!

‘Comfort in the Challenge’ is filled with messages spoken from the heart of God. Inside you will find that God loves you and He cares about you, personally, and what you care about matters to Him. He wants to take that care, in exchange, with His thoughts of Love, Hope, Healing, and Direction. He speaks to the need, He speaks to You, to bring you–‘Comfort In The Challenge.'”

© 2019 Lori J. O’Neil

All royalties for the life of this book will go directly to the ministry, Canaanland, of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland, takes in men that have lost control of their lives to addiction and crime. Their tremendous (40 year) success rate has often prompted the judges of the surrounding area to offer, Canaanland, as an alternative to jail time. I have met some of these men and they are so full of joy that they absolutely shine–truly transformed by the love of God!

Canaanland charges nothing for a year stay; including room and board for their families as well, if necessary. I find the true dedication of Canaanland, in surrounding these men with love, and the life-changing power of the Word of God, to be unsurpassed. All is made possible through the dedication and hard work of these men, and generous donations of partner support.

It is their vision, to have a ‘Canaanland’ in every state, and my vision for this book, to help them realize this goal. Will you join me in helping these men and their families receive a new life? Will you consider purchasing ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ for your friends, loved ones, for yourself–for Canaanland? The books are beautiful and I am over-the-top excited for you to receive yours!

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Thank you, and God’s Blessing upon you always!

Lori J. O’Neil

Info Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Will You

Much will be lost by those who don’t receive. For just as a gift is offered, if you don’t take it, it never becomes yours but remains in the hands of the giver.

If you believe, you ought to receive.

This would be a blessing to Me.

Think if you were to plan the perfect gift for your child–excited to plan, delighted to prepare and offered in anticipation of their response. You watch in expectation of recognition–their face to light up with surprise and thankfulness. But they turn away. Indignant, indifferent, insincere, independent–in their sin they remain. For the gift that was offered was My Life, planned, prepared and given.

An offering of love, the gift of life.

My Life, for yours.

If you take it, then you receive. If you turn away, you don’t believe. Do you understand that to not decide is a decision? All roads lead somewhere. You can wait until you arrive to find out what road you have been on, or you can look to the signs to ‘see’ where you are headed; read the map to make a destination, and follow True direction.

My gift is offered. Will you receive?

Will you believe?

Will You

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:14

 

 

The Perfect Gift

Your wholeness comes from above–it is within you if I AM within.

So many are running here, running there, gathering books, seeking specialists, and then…

when all else is done, and unrest remains–then they look to Me, often with blame; yet I was the one who loved them all along.

I AM the Healer.

I created you whole, when I birthed you from My death. Every baby is born through the pathway of blood. Every human being is Born Again through the shedding of blood–Mine.

Do you see?

I gave birth to you through My death. I took your death that you may live; that you might live in a fulness that you did not have before. A life that was not right, made perfectly complete by a perfect sacrifice.

Why then, am I a last resort when you seek what you need for your life?

What you need is inside, for there you have no need. But what you need is to open the gift, before you have need, and then you will find that you have no need.

I AM the perfect gift, given to you.

Open the gift and celebrate your Birthday. Happy Birthday…

Happy Birth Day!

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” “And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:14, 16

“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”” John 3:3-6

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” I Peter 1:3-5

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” John 3:16-18

“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15

“–but when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:4-7

“This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood.” I John 5:6

“You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God–” I Peter 1:23

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God–not because of works, lest any man should boast” “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:8-9, 13

“–For I am the Lord, your healer.” Exodus 15:26b

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for thou art my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12

 

Make Ready

Honor and riches are given to those who are not foolish–those who don’t waste their time on earth as if it were free to be wasted. You have been allotted a segment of time as a gift, but a requirement comes with the gift as the wrapper of the package. This time is to be utilized in learning and spiritual growth; for as you grow and change, you are then able to call others higher by example.

Heaven is not a place where sin transfers to, but a place where only righteousness dwells. Why then, would you not be prepared? Prepare yourself as a Bride prepares her wedding trousseau. She makes everything ready before the wedding day. Yes, after the marriage, there is much to learn as maturing continues, but oh, before that day, she makes ready. Her entire focus is in the preparation. She has no time to think of life after marriage, for time passes so quickly, with so much to do. Many are enlisted to help her in her plans for that big day. She trusts that her life will be completed in marriage and all is special and wonderful. Her hopes and dreams shine with love for her Bridegroom is near.

Do you see?

Make ready, for I AM near and time is fleeting…

Make Ready!

“This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.” “Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God.” I Corinthians 4:1-2, 5

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” I Corinthians 5:9-11

“–he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” I Corinthians 6:17-20

“And he will destroy on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, ‘Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.'” Isaiah 25:7-9

“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

“And from the throne came a voice crying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”–for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.'” Revelation 19:5-9

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:12-13

 

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

 

You Harbor Treasure

Present yourself to Me for I have a present for you. The time has come for you to open My gift; it had your name on it before you were born.

There is a time and a season for all things and the time is now for you to understand and walk in your gifting–to enhance the body of Christ with the treasures that I have instilled within you. Yes there may be others that could stand in your place, but they will not offer the same sweet flavor that you will.

The world will miss out on the special talents you have to offer if you don’t open my gift and see “you” through My eyes. I have many things in store for you, but you are the one that must take the first step.

Open your life to My gifts–activate your life to the BLESSING I have for you!

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
Ecc. 3:1

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Is. 42:9

“For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Rom. 12:4-6a

 

I Delight in My Bride

Times of refreshing come when you least expect them. They are a little gift from Me, to you, that isn’t sought after. A small surprise in your day when I show up just to say “I love you.” If you are too busy or your mind is too cluttered with the day’s needs or thoughts of tomorrows yet to come, you just may miss what I have for you. Keep your mind uncluttered and your heart ever focused toward Me and you will find little surprises at every turn. For as you purpose toward Me, I will delight to purpose toward you. As a bridegroom delights in His bride, so I delight in you! It is your blessing.

“The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.” Is 33:5-6

The World would see you as weak, when I would call you meek.

When the World deems you despised, I find you highly prized.

You are a pearl of great price My dear, and don’t you ever forget it!