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A Sign of Birth

A week or two ago I had a very clear dream. I rarely dream but this was like a vision. Several people were gathered, looking at a pool of water on the floor. I could see questioning looks on their faces and some expressed their thoughts by asking, “What is it?”

I recognized what it was and declared to them. “It is the amniotic fluid, the water has broken.” “God is about to birth forth His plan and purpose.” “The long wait is nearly over.”

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool; what is the house which you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the Lord. but this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.'” Isaiah 66:1-2

“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!’

‘Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she was delivered of a son.’ Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor she brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth? says the Lord; shall I who cause to bring forth, shut the womb? says your God, Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her; that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory.”

For thus says the Lord; Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip,  and dandled upon her knees, as one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the Lord is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.” Isaiah 66:5-14

A Perfectly Cut Diamond

Unusual distinction is what I have designated for each and every one of My followers. I do not want you to fade into the background not to be seen but, rather, I delight to show the world My light, and it shines through you! You are a pattern that cannot be duplicated–a light that shines a hue of only you.

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3

Do you see it?

Like a perfectly cut diamond in a dimly lit room–so is My Body in a dark and sin-filled world. When My light casts upon My Body, each of you a different facet, catching My light with unusual distinction; magnifying to the world with bold definition who your God is and what He means to you.

  • Your say
  • Your way
  • Your ray

I Am the light of the world–each facet multiplied in glorious splendor; every color imaginable and some you can’t imagine but will have to be shown. Oh wait and see! How delighted you will be when you see all the colors flowing from the Throne. An endless sea of saints gathered there–hearts united, not divided. A splendorous repeat of Satan’s endless defeat.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:1-5

“–And lo, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne! And he who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian, and round the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald. Round the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clad in white garments, with golden crowns upon their heads. From the throne issue flashes of lightening, and voices and peals of thunder, and before the throne burn seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God; and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal.” Revelation 4:2b-6

Don’t wait for that day, begin today–Shine

“For it is 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

Draw from the Throne a color all your own and shine in endless, Glorious Splendor

“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.” Daniel 12:3

Just Shine!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

“In thy strength the king rejoices, O Lord; and in thy help how greatly he exults! Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withheld the request of his lips. For thou dost meet him with goodly blessings; thou dost set a crown of fine gold upon his head. He asked life of thee, thou gavest it to him, length of days for ever and ever. His glory is great through thy help; splendor and majesty thou dost bestow upon him. Yea, thou dost make him most blessed for ever; thou dost make him glad with the joy of thy presence. For the king trusts in the Lord; and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.” Psalms 21:1-7

“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” Psalms 34:1-3

 

 

 

Strand of Pearls

Envision if you would, a strand of pearls–majestic and beautiful, graceful. Notice the gradual increase from the smallest pearl, at the clasp, to those that grace the throat. A bride wears these pearls–My Bride is these pearls. Each one a graceful beauty in itself, but oh, when alongside another–joined to the Body, truly you shine in glorious splendor!

One alone is easily lost

And can easily fall away to a different direction. When each pearl is in its place, and doing its part, the strand is useful and beautiful in its purpose–all works together for good; together as one. Break the strand and most will tumble and fall, scattered in many directions–some lost. But notice, it is the smallest, the tiny pearls that fall away first. The larger pearls in the united front remain united and carry on; awaiting new joiners or those that are found to return.

And there you see My Church Body–My Bride

Should the clasp–the leader remain strong–My church remains together, none are lost. If that clasp should falter and fail, the body will scatter; little ones lost, no further purpose, no union there.

The little ones are those that cling closest to the clasp; they delight My heart for they are eager to please, but they have little root and cannot–must not stand alone; they easily fall away and do not hold the splendor of the majestic and wizened pearls, but they hold the…

beauty of promise

sweetness of youth

Without them the Body would not have balance, symmetry and graceful graduation. They are its true support! My least shall be first in My strand of pearls and the first I seek to restore, should My Church Body be broken.

My sage and wizened pearls, those standing sentry at the front–oh my how lovely, majestic in glory and remain strong on their own; they are easy to find, for they remain faithful and do not run when confusion comes. They seek to resolve–commit to restore and stand at the battlefront–they do not fear more.

But I caution My Body–those at the front

You can be weighty and pull on the clasp. Pride can bring demand–remember your place. You are a servant and one of the same body. You support the strand like everyone else. You are to submit to My leadership and those I appoint over you. Keep the clasp together that none may be lost. All in their place–full of Grace, beauty to behold…

My united Bride–My pearls of great price!

I would sell all I have for just one of you; you are that valuable to Me.

and I did–I gave it all!

Stand united for My Glory–My Glorious Bride

For you are one, and to you–

I Come!

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Ephesians 4:4-7

“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another. As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God varied grace.” I Peter 4:8-10

“Let no one disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.” Colossians 2:18-19

“Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  I Peter 5:5

“But many that are first will be last, and the last first.” Mark 10:31

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.” “Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Hebrews 13:7, 17

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46

“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love of the brethren, a tender heart and a humble mind.” I Peter 3:8

“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 3:18

“Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb,” And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.” “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass. And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.” Revelation 21:9-11, 21-22

“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.” “The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let him who hears say, “Come.” And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the water of life without price.” Revelation 22:12-13, 17

“He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20

 

 

The Twinkle in Your Eye

Do you suppose Abraham wondered about the grains of sand and the stars in the sky? It is a hard thing to fathom, something so far-fetched, and yet to believe–but he did! He believed the impossible, to be possible, and it became.

Faith like that triumphs! That faith receives

Do you believe?

Accept as fact, that which has no facts, just because I told you so. When you trust Me that much, the sky holds no limit; just as Abraham found to receive. The stars that do shine, are a twinkle in his eye–an endless family.

I want you to seek Me, for the outrageous plan for your life–believe Me, for that which cannot be done.

For I AM the God who doesn’t know impossible…

I speak, and so it is done!

Call upon Me, while I AM near.

Come to Me without fear.

I invite you to come and we will discuss your future–if you are willing to dream. For I have a plan–it is unlike another; for each one is individual to Me.

So, come to Me, all who are willing to try that which has never been done.

For I AM creative ‘always’.

Make no mistake…

I finish what hasn’t begun!

“–the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” “And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and he reckoned it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:1,5-6

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.” Genesis 17:-5

“By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.” Hebrews 11:11-12

“The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Issac.” “Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; every one who hears will laugh over me.” And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would suckle children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” Genesis 21:1-3, 5-7

“I will indeed bless you, and I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore. And your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies, and by your descendants shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because you have obeyed my voice.” Genesis 22:17-18

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments–” Deuteronomy 7:9

“And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

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

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

“O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually! Remember the wonderful works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!” Psalms 105:1-6

 

Completely Righteous

Righteousness–this is a word that finds much attention among the children of the Kingdom. Do you truly understand what it means to be righteous? For I see many striving to be righteous, and many in sorrow that they are not. Do you then know that righteousness is not obtained or earned, but only given by the one who gave Himself for all.

I, Jesus

I AM the one who holds the key to righteousness and when you receive from Me, My gift of Love, you must understand that you will never be able to increase that gift by anything you do to make it more than it is–righteousness. It is the pure and holy gift of Love–My gift to you when you didn’t deserve it. Why then, do you think something you do can deserve more? I have more for you, there is always so much more; for I AM so vast and deep, no man can fathom, but the gift of My Love is complete and, in that, no man can compete.

And why do you try so hard to increase that which is already? Simply rest in the truth that you are completely loved–cherished as no other can cherish you, and then when you have basked awhile…

smile and say–My Daddy Loves me; He sent Jesus–just because He Loves me.

He made me righteous.

He made me complete.

I am completely righteous, therefore I am completed in righteousness.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, ‘He who through faith is righteous shall live.'”

“If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no human being will be justified in his sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; 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. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:19-26

“For what does the scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now to one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift but as his due. And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness. So also David pronounces a blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: ‘Blessed are those who iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not reckon his sin.” Romans 4:3-8

“The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” Romans 4:13

“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11

 

Two for ONE

You and I, we are a team; we flow as one, you and I. My Father and I understand this, as now do you, that two cannot walk together unless they be agreed–in agreement as one. It is the requirement of a good marriage–the two shall be joined as one; no longer two but one. Your hearts are steadfast and there is no shadow of turning if you are one.

To walk away would be to turn your back on yourself, it just cannot be done.

I choose to be one with you, as you have chosen Me. My Father has called you, for He has known your heart; we are no longer two or three, but ONE. In this way, think of your life as being one with Me. Our decisions are made together. We commune throughout the day and share along the way. When something troubles you, we discuss it. When there is a task I would like you to do–I ask.

Do you understand that when you asked Me to come into your life it was to be ONE? Never will we part. Many speak marriage vows and declare “until death do us part.” That will never happen with you and I, for we will never die, and for now and all eternity…

I will never depart

We are a team, you and I…

We are ONE.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die…” John 11:25

“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

“I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine; all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And they are in the world, and I am coming to thee, Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.” John 17:9-11

“Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” Amos 3:3 NLT

“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” I Corinthians 1:9

 

You Are Powerful!

Absolute confidence comes from knowing who you are in Christ–the anointing, which is your power. You are not to put your trust in the anointing, but to put your trust in Me; for I AM, and if you find your security in the I AM, the anointing will surely flow.

Knowing who you are and knowing ‘who you are’…

are two different things.

You can know your name, and receive your surname from your family line, but until you dig into generations of family dynamics you know very little of who you are. Dig deeply into who I AM, to find who you are, and then you will know your stature, for it comes from within–it comes from Me.

I AM your core power, the strength within you–no matter what you face in life…

I AM your strength.

I AM your answer.

I AM

You will do well to be prepared and not caught off balance when that strength is needed. Find Me within

I AM Strength, I AM Love, and if I AM your core power, that is who you are–full of power.

You are–

Powerful!

You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of the times for your sake. Through him you have confidence in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” I Peter 1:18-21

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

“–the anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you; as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie, just as it has taught you, abide in him.” I John 2:27

“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.” I Peter 1:3-4

“–I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God. ” Ephesians 3:14-19

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed.” Psalms 28:7-8

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21