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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

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‘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!

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Lori J. O’Neil

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What’s It All About?

Complacency lacks desire to further My Kingdom–in their heart or in the life they live. Much is lost when one becomes ‘settled’, contented to live out their days seeking nothing more than good friends and a days’ work–the simple pleasures of life. Life is teaming all around them, but they do not see for ‘life’ is all about me.

If it’s all about you, then what are you going to do when your life ends and you find that it was all about Me?

But you couldn’t see for you were complacent.

All about Me isn’t selfish you see, for I AM all about others; those all around you–you see, but you don’t ‘see’ for when you make it ‘all about me’ you simply don’t see those I place all around you who need ‘Me’.

Stop thinking about you and make it all about ‘Me’.

Which is others inside of Me, for I carry them all in My heart–as I carry you; for I AM all about you, but you just don’t ‘see’ for the complacency.

Do you see?

Stir up the gift that is within you and come along with Me!

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.” Proverbs 19:20-21

“And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:14-18

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 5:25-6:2

“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.” John 15:12-13

“Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but a faithful man who can find? A righteous man who walks in his integrity–blessed are his sons after him!” Proverbs 20:6-7

 

The Wealth of Your Heart

Tremendous wealth is laid up for the just–just as I have said.

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Proverbs 13:22 KJV

But this is not something you set out to procure, for then, ‘riches’ would be in your head.

“As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches but on God who richly furnishes us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous, thus laying up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life which is life indeed.” I Timothy 6:17-19

No, your head is meant for knowledge, and honor is given to the one who honors Me. But those who set their heart to attain, find, they drift from Me.

Rather, refrain from seeking your own wealth–seek My Kingdom instead.

Then long life and wealth will honor thee, and power that raises the dead.

You see, where your desire is, there is your heart.

If your desire be for ‘My Kingdom come’–in you My heart delights. Blessing will follow, those who swallow, the pride of their ‘own’ life.

Seek not from your head, ‘follow’ instead.

“What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” James 4:1-3

“And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” Mark 4:18-19

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.” Matthew 6:33

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice, endowing with wealth those who love me, and filling their treasuries.” Proverbs 8:17-21

“Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.” Psalms 112:1-3

“Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his commands; seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the wrath of the Lord.” Zephaniah 2:3

 

Kingdom Living

My Kingdom is not far off to those who believe.

For those who will receive, it is here–now. Many wait for Heaven and expect to find it there. My Kingdom is within you and all around you, if you believe and if you receive.

You see I make My way through you. You are My hands, you are My heart that I extend to another through you–to start. But don’t stop there, for if you are willing, I will take you to a higher realm of thinking, and of being, that brings My Kingdom here to earth; calls it forth, as if Heaven on earth, and that would be ‘My works’. These are not works of the flesh as man is prone to do, but the work of the Father, given unto you.

I only did what My Father said do, and said what I heard My Father say.

When you begin to think in this way, you think of another day. A day that is like no other that you’ve witnessed on this earth. Man thinks he is here to play and that there’s nothing more to say. But there is work to be done and the workers are few, yet there’s more and more I find sitting on the pew. Just sitting there, as if to be entertained, they haven’t even noticed My Presence has waned. There seems to be a draft, I’ve heard many say, the day the Holy Spirit came their way.

Many have missed the move of My Spirit; for blindness they could not see.

A blindness in their heart didn’t allow them to see, that truly this ‘presence’ was Me. Oh can’t you see? I’m more than a written Word there on the page. I’m life-giving to all who’ll believe. a life worth living. A life worth giving away to all who’ll receive, this New Day–If you’ll believe.

This new day is birthed, through–

  • The heart that is pure.
  • Ready to serve.
  • Willing to hear.

So many think they have heard it all. They need not learn, for they don’t ‘feel’ the call. But I say many are called, but few are chosen. For it’s few that respond, to the call that’s been given–

Given to ALL.

To all that’s been given, new life to believe. New life to receive, My Blood that’s been given, for this New Day.

“Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

“And Jesus cried out and said, ‘He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day.

For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me.'” John 12:44-50

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14

“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

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand.

Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” Romans 13:10-14

“Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:17-21

“May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6

 

 

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

 

 

Love Rules!

Love must rule, for when all else fails, love never does. It is the matter of the heart and all that matters. Even when a house is built on a foundation of the rock, if it then holds no love, it will not stand.

Think of love as the mortar for your bricks. Every brick you lay, as you grow along the way, must be placed in love or all else will be misplaced.

For I AM Love

And even if you call upon Me to be your foundation–the Rock on which you stand, if you then build your life with wood, hay and stubble–if you continue on your own…

all will be lost–

all shall burn.

Only that formed on love, shall remain.

For I AM Love

A house divided cannot stand. Do you see? Spirit and flesh are at war–

Love triumphs and will gain you victory!

Antagonism and the sin nature, are like a constant drip. An irritation that seeps into the structure, destroying your house. There are no outside forces needed and no one to blame, for if you continue on this way, you will destroy yourself, and that would be a shame.

It would be so very easy if you would turn your life around

I’ve already done the hard part

I’ve already laid the ground.

Look to me with uplifted hands

we’ll work to make this right. For all you really need is love, to seal this house up tight!

Let Me change you on the inside

there’s no one looking in to see. We will do this privately, until you reveal the work I’ve wrought in thee.

A Master Builder begins at the base of the building, he chooses to reface–Inside out is how it is done–a work to find your place.

The Kingdom of God is where love abounds, and flesh has no further rule.

I AM Jesus–I AM Love

Invite Me in, for if in you I remain…

in you I will Reign and–

Love will Rule!

“For we are fellow workers for God; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the commission of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble–each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.” I Corinthians 3:9-17

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Mark 3:25

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.” “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.” Romans 7:21, 24-25

“And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.” Jeremiah 18:4

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Romans 13:10

“And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love.” II John 6

 

 

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