What is LOVE anyway?

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What is LOVE anyway?

It’s Valentine’s Day, “the Day of Love”.  I am sitting in my truck in a parking lot outside a musical theatre somewhere in Smallville, Texas where my husband is playing in the orchestra for a community theatrical musical group.

I just walked out after about 30-minutes.  I was watching this play that I have never seen or heard about.  It has a name that sounds very cutesy and harmless, I mean, how bad can it be?

There were several back-to-back sexual innuendoes.  Actually, MORE than innuendoes, more like soft porn statements in a song, complete with thrusting hips.  The breaking point for me came when one of the leads in the play was singing that “they all look alike in the dark”, alluding to having sex with older women for their money.

I got up in the middle of this musical production and walked out because I had made a decision.

I LOVE GOD.

I decided that I wasn’t going to let any more smut into my ears or my eyes.  So I got up and left.  Sadly, I was the only one.  The rest of the audience stayed in their seats, at least as far as I can tell.  There has only been one other car pull out of the parking lot, and this about 10-minutes after I got out here to my truck.

I LOVE GOD.

It’s more than something I say.  It’s more than something I do occasionally.  It’s not just church.  It’s not even reading the Bible.  It is my lifestyle, it is my heart.  It is ME.  I LOVE GOD.

BECAUSE I LOVE GOD I could not dishonor Him any longer by sitting and soaking in that sewage.

What’s the big deal, you may ask, it’s only a play, a little bitty musical in a very rural area.  It wasn’t hurting anything.  It wasn’t even really all that bad.

It was not honoring God, which is what I am called to do.  I am called to defend that honor.  I defended His honor today in the best way I knew how – I got up and left.  I cast my vote for God, and simultaneously cast my vote against the things of this world.

I have seen a quote several times recently that says, “by doing nothing we help evil”, or something like that.  I could not sit idly by and allow what was going on to dishonor my Lord and God.

Of course, God knew this showdown was going to occur.  Just this morning I was in 1Kings 7 where the Bible speaks of Solomon building his own house.  It took him 13 years.  God had him build his house with 3 rows of windows in 3 tiers.  It says further that there was “window opposite window”, so one could see completely through the building.  In theory, whatever was let in through one window could go directly out through the one opposite it.

That’s a LOT of windows!  Talk about being transparent!  3-rows of windows stacked 3-high.  That is NINE windows — the number for HARVEST.

Windows to me speak of Revelation.  Windows allow things in.  They also let things out.

The ‘revelation’ that was being dispensed today in Smallville, Texas – the HARVEST —  is NOT revelation that I want in my building.  God has spent a number of years building this house.  I am not going to allow anything in through my windows of revelation that I do not want in there, because God doesn’t want it in there either.

Don’t forget – I LOVE GOD.

The other reason that we NEED to know is that eventually what comes IN through these windows WILL GET OUT.  It won’t be kept inside.  It will surface and rear its ugly head somewhere down the line.  It’s not only YOU it affects – it will get out and affect others.  You know the old saying, “GIGO” – Garbage In, Garbage Out.  God didn’t put garbage in me.  However, things of this world do, such as the “revelation” in this musical.

I want to tell you, it’s NOT OK.  Sitting under the mentorship of filth is exactly that.  One drop of motor oil pollutes 10,000 gallons of water.  A little bit of marijuana in the brownie mix still makes it “pot-brownies”.  Soft porn is still PORN.  It’s WRONG.

What do you have up over your windows?  Do you have screens, which filter little to nothing out?  Do you have OPEN WINDOWS that filter NOTHING and let it all in?  What is over your windows of revelation?  Do you have filters of RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS and PIETY?

So, what is Love anyway?

GOD IS LOVE.  If you love someone, you listen to them, you honor them, you respect them.  You do as they ask – not necessarily because you want to but because the one you love has asked you to.

Today is the Day of Love.  And since God is Love, let it be the Day of God in your life, the first day of many, the first day of all the rest of your life.

It is for me.

Go Forth! You are Blessed!

“Go Forth! You are Blessed!” — Noah and the New Year

God has had me in Genesis 6 for the last few days. I really haven’t studied out the story of the Ark, so it was interesting. When I realized that God was speaking to me prophetically about what He is doing right now, it took on a whole new meaning!

First of all, looking at the story as a parable, the Lord took the righteous in and covered them. He put them in a safe place and by His own hand, “shut him in and closed [the door] round about him (Gen. 6:16, AMP).”

Now, in the spiritual, you have been protected, and it was by the hand of the Lord. It has been raining, and the flood waters were rising, and there was death all around you, but you were safe and protected by God. Everything around you was changing, but God had his floatation device under you, and his own roof was pitched over you.

It may not have SEEMED like it. Life may have been kind of stressful for the last season. After all, Noah and his wife and his family were in very close quarters for over a year (a year and 10-days the Amplified says in Gen. 8:18!). Being with family for any extended amount of time can create some tension, can’t it? Have you had some family issues in the last season?

Noah and 7 of his closest relatives were living with a BUNCH of animals. Now, I live on a farm, and believe me I know what it’s like to be around a lot of animals. When the wind blows from just the right direction it can certainly get your attention! I have had baby chicks and bunnies running around in my laundry room. It can get very messy with chick feed and water and shavings and everything else. Around our house sometimes you really have to watch where you walk! I am sure that just as my animals are messy, it was the same in Noah’s world. Have you had to deal with a bunch of messes in the last season?

And let’s don’t forget the bible says there was a light. Yes, just one. One window. It was finished “…to a cubit… (Gen. 6:16, AMP.)” The Amplified says that is about 18-inches. I don’t know if that means it was 18-inches by 18-inches, or what that means exactly, but there was ONLY ONE. One window and a WHOLE bunch of animals. Not a lot of ventilation to air the place out. Can you imagine what THAT smelled like? Have you lived through some stink in the last season?

The Ark was covered with pitch inside and out (Gen. 6:14 AMP). Pitch is…well, it’s PITCH. BLACK. Like TAR. It was waterproofing. I have waterproofed foundations before, and it’s usually a very dark color. I know that tar is black, and it sucks in light. With only one window, there wasn’t a lot of natural light, and the pitch blackness of the tar sucked that little bit in. In this last season, have you felt like you have been just floating along in the dark with no sense of direction?

So, Noah and his family and a whole bunch of farm animals lived in close quarters on a three-story ship, covered in black tar inside and out with ONE WINDOW….for an entire YEAR, plus 10-days. DARK. STINKY, living with RELATIVES, and who knows how many times they got sea-sick!

Doesn’t sound like Favor at all to me! Have you felt like maybe God’s favor was NOT on you in this last season?

But IT WAS – and it IS. The Bible says, “But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord.” And so have YOU.

The messy, stinky, awful, dark season that you have been stuck in was because you have found FAVOR in the eyes of the Lord! It may not have seemed like it, but He purposely shut you away and closed the door behind you to keep you safe and protected! From what? I don’t know, but whatever it was, it was for your own good! And you’re still here! He kept you! For good reason, for good purpose, and now….the GOOD NEWS!

God is letting you out! In Genesis 8:15 the Bible says, “And God spoke to Noah, saying, ‘Go forth from the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives with you.’ ”

God is speaking directly to you! He says, GO FORTH! LEAVE THE ARK! LEAVE the PAST behind you! Get out of your mess! Get out of the darkness! Leave the nest! Open the doors and go!

Leave the quarrels with family behind! He is restoring your relationships in this new season!

Forget the darkness! He is revealing your Destiny now!

Even better, in Chapter 9 vs. 1, God pronounced a blessing on Noah and his sons and said to them, “BE FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY and fill the earth!” (emphasis mine)

You are BLESSED! He is COMMANDING you to be FRUITFUL! The word of the Lord NEVER returns back to Him void! It WILL FULFILL its purpose! You will be fruitful!

Freshness and newness of life, open WINDOWS! 5775, this is the YEAR of the open window! Where there was just ONE WINDOW before, God says there will be more, many more! MULTIPLICATION! FRUITFULNESS! It is the command of the Lord, His personal blessing on your life!

Not only is He telling you to go forth into your future, but that you are BLESSED to be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY! Fill the earth with the Glory of the Lord!

Do not be afraid! Go. Hear the Word of the Lord now, today —
“Go Forth! You are BLESSED!”

Time Thieves

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A Word of Correction.

Time Thieves

I was thinking about the tile store where I had gone to look at granite.  The girl was trying to “sell” me, but all I wanted to do was see some “Tea Brown” granite.  She insisted on showing me around, and then I had to give her my contact information.  I gave her a fictitious cell phone number, so she couldn’t call me.  Innocent enough, right?   So she wouldn’t waste my time.

Well, as I was painting yesterday, I felt that I had grieved the Holy Spirit by lying about my cell phone number.  I started to repent to the Lord, and He said, “TIME THIEVES.”  I had stolen the girl at the tile store’s time!  He showed me how I had stolen time from her, time she could have otherwise spent!

God went on, “MY PEOPLE,” He said, “Time Thieves from the least to the greatest.  All steal time.  My time.  Time is the most valuable commodity I have given you, the most precious gift.  More valuable than money.  I can restore it, but I cannot give it back (once it had been spent).”

I felt REALLY bad now.  He went on.

“MY PEOPLE steal time from each other.  They steal time from their employers.   They steal MY TIME — time that should be spent in My presence, in My Word.  They ROB ME of MY TIME!” (Mal. 3:10)

“WOMEN”, He said, “when you are out shopping, and you say ‘We’re just looking!’.  WHY DO YOU DO THAT?   Why are you out wasting time???  You waste the shop keepers’ time.  You waste YOUR time.  You waste MY TIME.  Time that should be spent in bible study, evangelizing, spreading the Gospel, fellowshipping with each other.  You are Wasting Time.”

“Time is too short,” God continued.  “It is too short.  Time is almost up here.”

“The truth, “He said, “is that you want to be entertained.  You want to be catered to.  You want your flesh to be fed.”

“And FACEBOOK,” He went on, “The people whom I have positioned to be on Facebook know who they are.  And that does not include you!”  (me, personally).

“MY PEOPLE,” He said, “must learn to be more efficient, to use time more efficiently.  You must stop wasting time.  That is why this country has lost out to the Chinese.  They use time more efficiently, they work without stopping.  But MY PEOPLE can take this country back.”

The Lord then showed me multiple ways in which I have learned to waste time.  Simple, seemingly innocent things, such as admiring my handiwork.  Facebook.  Zoning out.

He went on to show me ways that we can turn it around, simple ways to gain time and be more efficient.

What is he showing YOU?  Have you asked Him?

Acts 17 — AGAIN!

lincoln-memorial-flickr-Acts 17:16-32.  AGAIN, God has had me in Acts 17.  This time, with a different twist.  Read it from God’s point of view, as if instead of Paul, it’s God in the story.  See if you read it the way the Lord described it to me.  My (His) comments are in bold.

Acts 17:16-32

Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 Now while Paul (God) was awaiting them at Athens (substitute AMERICA), his (His) spirit was grieved and roused to anger as he (He) saw that the city was full of idols. (American Idol!)

17 So he (He) reasoned and argued in the synagogue with the Jews and those who worshiped there, and in the marketplace [where assemblies are held] day after day with any who chanced to be there.

(Notice who He is reasoning and arguing with…the JEWS.  That is You and Me.  He is trying to get through to us.  Day after Day.  Every day.  And still….)

18 And some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him and began to engage in discussion. And some said, What is this babbler with his scrap-heap learning trying to say? Others said, He seems to be an announcer of foreign deities—because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.  (The Epicureans and the Stoics both had a philosophy of “self-love” through pleasure, although they differed in the method of getting there.  Sounds like us, America.) 

19 And they took hold of him and brought him to the [a]Areopagus [Mars Hill meeting place], saying, May we know what this novel (unheard of and unprecedented) teaching is which you are openly declaring?

20 For you set forth some startling things, foreign and strange to our ears; we wish to know therefore just what these things mean—

21 For the Athenians (Americans), all of them (and by extension, all of us), and the foreign residents (strangers in a strange land, in this world but not OF it) and visitors among them spent all their leisure time in nothing except telling or hearing something newer than the last— (TV.  Movies.  Video Games.  Tabloids.  Gossip.  Adultery.  Fornication.  Etc.  In a quick vision I saw people gossiping standing in church.  Hello!  This is US!)

22 So Paul, standing in the center of the Areopagus [Mars Hill meeting place], said: Men of Athens (America), I perceive in every way [on every hand and with every turn I make] that you are most religious or very reverent to demons. (DEMONS!  Idol worship is satanic.)

23 For as I passed along and carefully observed YOUR objects of worship (God KNOWS what Our idols are, what we worship instead of Him), I came also upon an altar with this inscription, To the unknown god. (I AM UNKNOWN to this people.)  Now what you are already worshiping as unknown, this I set forth to you.

(God goes on to describe Himself! This is truly awesome!)

24 The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines.

25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all [people].  (He doesn’t NEED us.  We NEED Him.)

26 And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes),

27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.

28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by human art and imagination, or anything constructed or invented.

(This is where it gets heavy!)

30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now (NOW!) He charges all people everywhere to repent ([b]to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins), (This is where we still are, for the moment, but we are headed into the next paragraph QUICKLY!)

31 Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man Whom He has destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead.  (God talking about Himself!!)

32 Now when they had heard [that there had been] a resurrection from the dead, some scoffed (like always); but others said, We will hear you again about this matter (and joined with us, sided with us and joined our team).

Thank you Lord for revealing Yourself to us through Your Word.   Thank you Lord for opening our eyes and our ears.  We long to be closer to you, draw near to

Amen!

Distractions Cometh!

warning-_this_sign_is_only_a_distraction_wallpaper_pcwfiDistractions come.  Once you have made up your mind to do something, they come.  In fact, it appears that making up your mind to do something seems to be a magnet for them.  I don’t understand it, but isn’t that what usually happens?

This week has been amazing.  News came that drove me to finish some projects that I had started and never finished.  The Lord spoke and said it’s time to finish the house (that we bought and started remodeling back in June 2011).  That was DAYS ago!  I am trying to be obedient and do things in the order that the Lord said.  It’s IMPERATIVE that we be obedient now.

Nonetheless, distractions cometh.  So what’s a girl to do?

Press through.  The Jewish new year is upon us, 5774. It is the Year of the Door (Doors, Gates and Portals!)  God is closing doors as well as opening them.  That means that we are finishing up projects, and giving things up so that He may give us NEW things in this NEW YEAR!   He wants to open doors and portals for us, to pass through the gates and enter His courts (Psalm 100:4).   But we have to do what He says.  He is giving us all (ALL) a LIST of things that He wants us to either A) do or B) give up.

In my case, it’s both.  In addition to “finishing up the house”, He has me fasting NUTS from now through Yom Kippur.  I LOVE NUTS.  Everyone who knows me knows that I love nuts!  God knows I love nuts….He made me that way!  However, evidently the word for NUTS in Hebrew is the same word for SIN!!!   So, God is speaking on two levels to me (that I know of!)   Get rid of the SIN, get rid of the FAT.  I have become increasingly dependent on Almonds and Walnuts as a source of protein during the day.  Unfortunately, with the protein comes the FAT.  So, I’m guessing that the Lord would have me give ALL the FAT to Him!  (Leviticus 3:16)

So, what’s on your list?  Has God spoken to you?  Are you LISTENING???  Just like Mary said to the waterboys at the wedding at Cana, “Whatever He says to you, do it!”  (John 2:5)  Listen to Mary.  She knew what she was talking about.  Mothers always do.

This mother says:   Press through the distractions.  Don’t buy into things that the enemy is saying to you.  You know the Word.  Weigh every single thought against the Word, because we know that Jesus said, in the end, if possible, even the elect will be deceived.  (Matthew 24:24)  The enemy is working overtime, because his time is just about over.   Don’t let his distractions take you down and keep you from completing your assignments.  Don’t get caught up in strife.  Remember to love everybody, even if you don’t like them.  Just love them, with the Love of the Father.  Do what He tells you to do.  Be obedient.  Submit to authority, (including your spouse, ladies).

On a side note, I was told recently to submit to my husband for God’s best, because he is my covering.  Women of God, you MUST KNOW that God will get the message to your mate.  And if your mate refuses to listen, he will be held accountable for it.  God is a righteous God.   So, just do what you know to do, and KNOW that God is in control.

Most importantly, you can handle it.  No matter what happens, no matter what it looks like, no matter WHAT is going on around you….you can handle it.  God put you here on the earth, out of ALL the possible times in history, for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).   You MUST know, even if you doubt it, you MUST KNOW IN YOUR HEART that He is with you.  He will deliver you in times of trouble.  You reside under the shadow of the wing of the Almighty.  He will give you strength and let you rise up with wings like eagles.   He has Trained  you up, Lifted you up, Set you up, and now you Look Up!  So, look to HIM, and not man.  Man will let you down, but God will NEVER let you down.

Whatever distractions the enemy throws your way, maintain FOCUS on JESUS.  Your assignment on this earth, from this day forward, is the same as it was in Matthew 28… “16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Don’t forget, he who makes it to the very end wins.  (Matthew 24:13)

My prayer for you today is you are encouraged.  I bless you in the Name of the Lord.  Be strong, and very courageous.  Hang in there until the end.  And know that God is with you.

Amen.

Lift up your heads, all ye …. SALT SHAKERS????

You are a Salt Shaker!Well, God is in the Answered-Prayer-Dreams-Coming-True place now.  This is a NOW season, a NEW season of favor.  Those things that God has put in your heart ARE coming true.  I don’t believe that it is a “maybe-someday-it-will-happen” time.  It is a NOW time.  NOW JERICHO.  NOW the walls come down. (Joshua 6)

Because of your obedience, God just reminded me.

In Psalm 91, the Lord tells us

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, And show him my salvation.

Last night I was formally presented to the body of Christ as a PROPHETESS.  It was completely unexpected and took me by surprise.  A gift from Abba Father, the One I love.

My anointed, professional trumpet-playing husband was asked to minister from his soaking CD at a local ministry meeting here in the area.  I went with him, mostly to enjoy the teaching by the Pastor, but also to work the CD table for my husband.

Once we arrived, we hugged the Pastor’s neck.  I set up the CD table and was fellowshipping with those people that I know (and love!) when the Pastor approached me.  She spoke quietly to me, and said that her spiritual Mom would be prophesying and praying over the people in the room at the end of the meeting.  She went on to say that if I felt led to come up.

I was STUNNED!  This was an answered prayer!  I had only dreamed of being acknowledged as a Prophet in this place.  I had longed for it, actually … to be recognized as a Prophet of God.   I know it sounds selfish, but it’s God’s desire, too, to give us the desire of our hearts.  In fact, the Bible speaks about the earth groaning, waiting for the revealing of the Sons of God.

Initially, I wasn’t sure that I had heard her properly, because we all have a filter, and maybe my filter was set to “ALL ABOUT ME”.  But later, after she had brought the Word, she called me up to join the company of prophets at the front of the room.   We were to prophesy over the Pastor.

I was really nervous, as I stood in front of this room of Godly people, when the first prophet stepped up to the Pastor and started to speak.  The Word that this prophet brought was so timely, and it came in RHYME!  My jaw dropped.  How could I possibly follow THAT???

Then the second prophet took the microphone, the Pastor’s own spiritual MOTHER, and proceeded to prophesy over the Pastor.  I realized I had NOTHING.  No Word.  NOTHING.

Now I was REALLY on the spot!  I started praying – HARD!  “God, you better have something GOOD!”

This prophet kept going and I was praying fervently, when the Lord dropped into my spirit a Word that I had given about my eyeglasses that had gone missing, and I found them again later under the chicken coop.  I said, “Oh, that’s good, Lord!!  VISION!”  At least I had SOMETHING!

Then the Lord reminded me of the vision He had given me during praise and worship, of Christ on the Cross.  I only saw His spike-pierced hand and the blood running down His arm, with His arm nailed to the wood in the vision.  I felt, rather than heard, that Jesus was a carpenter.  He worked with wood and nails.  The Lord spoke to me in the vision that the enemy has a warped sense of irony.  He is so hateful, that he had used the very tools of Jesus’ trade to impale His hands and feet with nails to the wood.  But the Lord assured me in my vision that He could take THE most devastating hurts and turn them into something good, for His Glory.  After all, Jesus is still Lord, and He is STILL turning things around and saving souls.

I KNEW that was a Word for the Pastor.   Now I had TWO things!  I felt better.

So, when it was my turn to prophesy, the Pastor turned to me and asked if she could sit down!  I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be giving her the Word the Lord gave me, but to honor her, I said, “Of course!” and reached out to touch her arm, to help her to her seat.  But, it was when I TOUCHED her….

I KNEW in my spirit I absolutely had to give the Word the Lord had spoken.  So, I started to speak about VISION with my eyeglasses, vision being lost and then found.  Next, the vision of the Lord and the wood and the nails, and how God would take your most hurtfulest (that was the way He said it, HURTFUL-EST) pain and use it to turn it for His glory.

But the last one, the Lord waited until I had touched her to give me.  I looked at her, and I said, “Why do you think your name is Kari (carry)?”  I moved away from the microphone as I hugged her, and held onto her, and said quietly, in her ear, “Because you have to carry so many people with you.”

As I walked away to my seat, the Pastor spoke into her microphone and said, “Did you hear what she said?”  She repeated the last phrase, but she said, “Because I carry so many people.”

She received it.

I was so amazed that God had spoken to her, on such a personal, deep level, and had used me.  It was so profound, but with something seemingly as simple as her name.

In hindsight, really, what is closer to a person than his own name?  Doesn’t everyone wonder why they were named the name they have?  I know I have.  That is why there are so many books on the “meanings of names”.  But I believe that God is a picture God.  He speaks in pictures.  The Hebrew language is a pictorial language, something akin to hieroglyphics.  The Bible is a series of picture stories.  I believe that your name is a picture of something that He intends for your life.

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I am in my prayer time this morning, and had just read a message by Theresa Phillips (http://elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=12505)

I felt the weight of my mantle fall on me, the prophetic mantle, pressing down, the weightiness of it pouring over me like hot wax, filling and fitting every contour, down my head, onto my shoulders and down my arms.  A new skin, a second skin.  It made my ears hum, and my eyes blink.  The top of my head is still tingling, and my arms are a little chilled.

I was aware of angels in the room, on my left, in a semicircle in front of me, big angels.  No — BIG angels.  Think REALLY BIG ANGELS.  It is a BIG Assignment, I need BIG ANGELS.   And He has sent them to assist.  They are ministering servants.

“Lord”, I say, “I need to know.  You told me to command my angels.  I need to know, do I speak directly to them, or do I quote Your Word to them so that they act?”

“BOTH,” says the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Armies.  “Both.  Because one without the other is purposeless, useless.  They perform MY good will, MY good pleasure.  And I wish to give you the Kingdom.  They are here to perform that task, to help you obtain — to apprehend — the Kingdom.  So that you may pour it out as salt out of a salt shaker.    You are a salt shaker…as each salt shaker is different, some flow more freely than others, and some sprinkle just a little bit at a time, so are YOU (the generation of mankind).  You sprinkle salt on the earth in proportion to the amount of HOLES I give you.  More holes = more salt (flow).  My son was pierced through, and He is still pouring salt on the world.  So embrace your holes, for they allow my salt to pass through.  If you are clogged up, my Holy Spirit will clean you out.  He will clean up the clog so you may flow freely once more.”

I suddenly found myself become comfortable in the calling.  I realized I am exactly where I am supposed to be, that God will make all things possible, because His Will be done.  HIS WILL WILL be done.  It’s a not a question mark anymore, not a request.  It suddenly hit me that it WILL happen, and it’s HIS will.  He planned it.

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine, Colleen Bass.  In the course of the conversation, she said that “God reads my mail.”

I laughed, and said, “Reads it?  He WROTE IT!!!”

And He wrote YOUR mail, too.  So open up the love letter from God.  Read it, enjoy it.  You’re only getting one.

Amen!

NOW Jericho! (Another prophetic Word)

Jericho_wall_diagram4Joshua 6, Amplified Bible. Now is the time, now is the season!  The high walls that have kept you out in the past, that impenetrable fortress, sealed up tight — where you couldn’t get in, and absolutely no blessings were coming out — God assures you that they are coming down!  God says, “SEE – I have given Jericho, its king and mighty men of valor, into your hands!”  God is giving you GOOD things, the very best, those MIGHTY things you have sought, both personally and for the sake of the Kingdom!  But you must be obedient unto death, doing whatever He tells you to do, even if it doesn’t make sense.

Whether you realize it or not, you have been marching to God’s orders.  It’s been His will this whole time that you marched round and round and round Jericho (your city He has ordained for you!).   He said, “…6-days shall you do this!”  You have marched around, waging war, railing against the “wall” that has kept you out, pounding your fist on the judge’s stand, contending, praying mightily, 6-days you have done this.  For 6-days you have knocked and knocked, seemingly with no answer!  6-days you have tried to go around this city, in the flesh, waging war in your flesh.   It has NOT all been for naught!

BUT GOD….His will be done!   The 7th time around the city, on the 7th day, when the time is right (NOW) 7-priests shall bear 7-trumpets, sounding “Oh, when the saints come marching in!!” God will accomplish more in one day than you have in all the many times that you have gone around and around and around in your 6-day march!  7-speaks to Divine Perfection, Completion, “it is finished!”  7- is the perfect will of the Lord, and on the 7th day, in His perfect timing, NOW JERICHO …. all men will go over the wall right STRAIGHT in front of him!  That means you must be in position and you are!  God has supernaturally positioned you, for His Glory!  Think of musical chairs, and when that last note of the song sounds, you must find a seat.  God wants to seat you in places of authority, so He has positioned you where He wants you to be!

God told Joshua to circle the town and blow trumpets and shout loudly.  In the natural this couldn’t possibly tear down walls.  However, the walls that keep us out are supernatural, spiritual barriers, with Angels posted as sentries holding flaming swords.  This doesn’t seem possible in the natural, but with God all things are possible!    Joshua was obedient, and God MOVED on behalf of His children!

He is speaking to you today, to tell you that the obedience that you have exhibited and manifested to give Him glory, this obedience is what is bringing the walls down!  Without God they wouldn’t budge.  But because you have been obedient, the Lord is tearing the walls down FOR you – and you will be WELL rewarded for all your hard work and contending!  This is His mandate, and He will personally go before you and tear down the walls that have kept you out.

Look for it to happen NOW, JERICHO!!

Amen.