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A Days Journey

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

Listen

Do you hear the sound of horse hooves? They get louder as they draw near. They are the horses I have trained for the end of times.

  • Each is unique
  • Each has a vision
  • Each will complete a mission for you

A horse represents power, strength, obedience.

For each task or mission I call you to in life–

  • I empower you
  • I give you strength
  • I require obedience

This will carry you through, but each mission is unique and requires new and sometimes greater power. Strength will vary with requirement. With each new task, envision that you have been given a new horse, complete with provision for the journey.

I find that many attempt a new mission with all that they ‘knew–not seeking Me for what they will need. And when they stumble, for lack of preparation, they wonder if they’ve missed it.

  • Was I mistaken?
  • Is this not the right timing?
  • Did I fail God?
  • Where did I go wrong?

I often hear this as questions, in tearful pleas.

Peace, Be still. Listen with your heart–

My child, you have not failed Me. For a willing heart cannot fail. Does a child fail when he tries to walk and stumbles? Does a loving parent scold him when he lands on his hands in the dirt? No. He smiles softly and lifts him up, brushes him off and urges him along–encouraging him all the way.

You are learning a new task–do not rely on old tools.

I will lift you up to a new height, and empower you with all that you need–a brand new steed, trained for the day. As each new day unfolds before you, seek Me for guidance for that day.

Yesterday is wisdom, but not food.

Wisdom is muscle–strength. Muscle must be fed or you will lose the strength you have.

Are you ready?

Come

Let Me hand you up–your ride is here. I have all you need for today,

and every day you seek Me…

For the journey

“And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16

“Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4

“For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise. God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, as it is written, ‘Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.'” I Corinthians 1:26-31

“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 1:3-5

“”Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19

 

 

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 wisened 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 wisened 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

“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 Essence of Life

An absent heart is one that isn’t connected to the Spirit; it is empty of love and has lost touch. Do you understand that your spirit must be nurtured and loved or your inner being becomes orphaned and disinterested in life? This is the core of depression. I do not want you to live by your feelings, but I want your feelings to live–be alive in you.

I AM the Essence of Life

And it is My Spirit that causes your spirit being to come alive. Therefore, do not neglect the most precious gift I have for you each day–that of My Presence. If you take the time to be quiet before Me, focused–your mind not drifting, but giving attention to Me…

I will renew you like a fresh Spring rain

This is necessary and essential for you to be healthy, and to keep and maintain a positive and joyful heart.

It is My Blessing

Be alive in the Spirit and thrive in My Love, and My life-giving source will flow through you to others as well. You will find yourself nurturing and loving others without even realizing it–it will come naturally.

Well, naturally, it comes from Me

For I AM the giver of life

And when you connect to My Spirit, basking in My Presence, depression will flee and…

You will be free!

“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.” John 6:63

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

“Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession.” I Timothy 6:12-13

“I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure. For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit. Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:7-11

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31

“Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.” Psalms 140:13

“Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and for ever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25

 

 

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

 

Heaven If You Will

There has been sunshine in your life, heartache and gladness; you find that even in your day you experience many emotions that vary along the way. And, I too, experience many emotions, yet I remain constant, even; this is what I would like you to take notice of and to follow. To remain even–steady; cautious, yet boldly stepping forth in faith. Joyful, yet watchful–prepared.

Your adversary is always out there looking for an avenue to strike, but you need not fear–you must not fear. Do not give opportunity for the devil to come into your life. Strife and fear are open doors that give license for him to enter and cause turmoil and harm, but you must be the one that opens that door–don’t open it!

Very simple, don’t open the door to the enemy and he cannot come in.

I have given you authority over all the works of your adversary and over every thing that creeps and crawls on this earth–use it! Rise to a new level of awareness in your life. Feel emotions, but don’t allow them to rule.

Are you not in charge of your body, mind, will and emotions?

If you are not, you need to be–you must be, and that is your first step in breaking free of the cyclical bondage that holds you back from experiencing all I’ve planned for you; the freedom I’ve paid for.

Your true fulfillment in life rests upon you knowing who you are in who I AM, and acting upon that knowledge–make it truth in your life.

Make Truth your life.

Live by what you see in Me and walk free…

Be Free

I so long for you to find it–find freedom and to keep that stance–maintain it; in it you will find such rest, joy and peace like Heaven on earth for those who will find it…

Heaven If You ‘Will’

“We know that any one born of God does not sin, but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come that has given us understanding, to know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” I John 5:18-20

“–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 3:16-19

“Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away falsehood, let every one speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” Ephesians 4:22-27

“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

“–for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:8-11, 15-16

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.–” Ephesians 6:10-18a

“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” I Corinthians 16:13

 

I Have More

When you step forth into your calling, you need not have the approval of men. It is wise to seek confirmation from trusted sources, but all will not agree, for all do not see.

There are many who hold Me to a standard that is theirs and not Mine. I AM so vast and the vision of man is so limited. I caution you not to see Me with your eyes, but Mine. I know it is not possible for you to see all that I see, but what I ask is that you ‘see’ what I give you; that you allow Me to be God of your life; allow Me to be more than what you see.

Do you see?

Limits are man’s way of being comfortable and an attempt to hold confusion at bay. They try to quench fear of the unknown, by sometimes stopping what I AM trying to introduce to them. This is all so futile and proof that they are not ready to receive…

More.

More of who I AM, and more of what I have called them to be. I AM patient, but many will never know or walk in the future I have for them because they limit My Ways and choose, rather, to be comfortable, ‘stable’, they call it.

I call it fear.

Do not let fear quench your call, nor that of any other man–allow Me to direct your path. You will find confirmation along the way, by the Holy Spirit speaking through those you have come to trust. For I have connected you to individuals who are open to My Ways, for a purpose…

to show you the Way.

Always check your heart, for it is there that I reside. Your peace will remain if you have chosen Me to guide you in…

the Way.

Now let Me show you something new–for there is plenty more to do.

I AM unchanging and yet ever revealing, more of who I AM

  • to those who will believe
  • those who will receive
  • those who trust that I AM

Let’s move, for there is More!

Are you listening? When you are ready…

I have More…

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; yea, and on my menservants and my maidservants in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day. And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'” Acts 2:17-21

“Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with a vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a hart; and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy.” Isaiah 35:3-6

“And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:8

“–Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:15-18 KJV

“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” Mark 16:20 KJV

 

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

 

Well Done!

Total surrender is often difficult to maintain. It takes more discipline, more humility, and definitely more restrain.

Refrain from sin, and having it your way, for surrender is a state of the heart of one that is ‘set apart’ and devoted to service. The one who, so desires, must discipline their life to be of service, avoid strife and continue to monitor their life.

  • Selfishness
  • Permissiveness
  • Discouragement
  • Disgruntlement

and a host of other sins will continue to vie for a foothold in your life.

Take a firm stance against them by a passive front–that of total surrender. It is not a sign of weakness but, rather, the evidence of strength. For one is in complete control when going to such length…

to glorify and magnify the one who dwells within. An honorable position to obtain, if only one would abstain, and offer their life as sacrifice to the one who gave it all.

That they might be called the sons of God…

a credit to us all.

Well Done!

“Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24

“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

“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:18-24

“Beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against your soul.” I Peter 2:11

“Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God.” I Peter 4:1-2

“abstain from every form of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:22

“It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.” Proverbs 20:3

“for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.”  I Timothy 1:7

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you. Cast all  your anxieties on him, for he cares about you. Be sober, be watchful. your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world. and after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you. To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 5:6-11

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

 

 

 

Hear O Israel

Tell Israel I have not forgotten them. For the time of favor has come. Good news has reached the nations and yet My people lack zeal; they lack the fortitude necessary to complete the assignment for Israel.

My Chosen People

The time has come to be grafted back to the tree…

The root that birthed you.

O Israel

Your brothers and sisters have grown to a multitude–a nation of every sort. For a time you stepped away that others may come. The message was clear, there were many to be won.

Fear not O Israel.

I have not forgotten you.

You are My chosen nation.

The back that once turned, returns to say

Come.

“But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that supports the root, but the root that supports you.” Romans 11:17-18

“Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren; a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; “and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may receive mercy. For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.” Romans 11:25-32

“But thou O Lord, art enthroned for ever; thy name endures to all generations. Thou wilt arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come.” Psalms 102:12-13

“For the Lord will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory; he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.” Psalms 102:16

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. Isaiah 40:1-2

“Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Isaiah 41:1

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations.” Isaiah 42:1

 

Full of Faith

A time of testing is at hand in the Body of Christ. I value your input as you learn, but when you are being tested I would rather find that you simply, trust.

Don’t question, but search My Word for the right scripture to speak to your mountain. For My tests are not to try your patience, but for you to try your skills–what you have learned is to be applied, and then you will know…

You will know.

For he that has ‘passed’ smiles in triumph upon his enemies. At this, I would have you to remember that your enemies are not flesh and blood, but principalities and powers of darkness.

Lay them down with My Word.

Slay them with what you know and, if you don’t know, then learn some more. For there is a testing for My body. I need you to prove My Word.

It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It is your weapon of warfare–your weapon of choice. And in the time of test, prove yourself faithful. For you are not trying My Word, but My Word will try you.

Find what you know

and be

Faithful–

Be Full of Faith!

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” I Peter 4:12-13

“For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” II Corinthians 4:17-18

“He disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in him.” Col. 2:15

“Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak.” II Corinthians 4:13

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you; immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away; anger, wrath, malice, slander and foul talk from your mouth. 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 3:1-10

“Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resit him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you. To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 5:8-11

“–Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:10-17

“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” I Cor. 16:13