Heaven’s Narrative

god speaksPsalm 91:7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

I tweeted this verse out today on Twitter and tagged our @POTUS.  Then asked “Who will join me?”  I was praying for our President according to the word and let him know, and others.  Maybe he will never read it.  Maybe nobody will.   Except the Lord.

Psalm 68:11
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

Short but sweet today – Let’s find Heaven’s narrative.  What is GOD speaking?

 

 

 

Eternity’s narrative

jesus-embracing-alt-720x360Psalm 30:6 O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Yesterday I wrote about the battle for the narrative.  What is going to be the story that is most talked about?   What is going to be the story that is told for future generations?  I didn’t know when I wrote it that Roseanne Barr would have her show cancelled due to quick fingers on Twitter about Valerie Jarret, George Soros and Chelsea Clinton.   I’m not going to defend her comments, nor am I going to say I defend her right to say them, BUT there is a battle for narrative.

ABC cancelled her show because of her comments, TO THEIR DETRIMENT.  They lost 2.5 million conservative viewers because of this.  YET, when Joy Behar made insulting comments about VP Mike Pence, and ultimately all Christians who hear from the Lord as having a sort of mental illness, there was silence.  Joy still has a show today.  When Wanda Sykes, actress, called President Trump a word I won’t write, there is no backlash.  Yet ABC will cancel Roseanne for her comments even though she had apologized for them immediately.  It was not Roseanne who put the rest of the cast and crew out of work.  It was ABC themselves.

Because of the narrative they want to control. From December’s word:  (A civil war has been prophesied for about a decade or more but the time is now. This is not a war between the right and the left. It is not a war between male and female. It is not a war between states or nations, but rather a war of Legitimate and Illegitimate authority.)

A war is being fought right now and many are not able to feel it or see it yet, but they will soon.  It is a battle to control what is being talked about and to silence those with opposing views.  Never before in my lifetime have I seen this battle rage like I have seen in the past few months, intensifying each week.  I myself have felt it.  Very few people read my blog posts.  It doesn’t matter anymore because I just have to write them.  It’s what I do.  I had thought maybe I don’t have anything interesting to say or maybe I’m not writing about what is relevant.

However, I was shadow-banned from Twitter.  That means that Twitter has used their algorithms to target what I stand for, what I retweet and write mostly about, to make sure that nearly nobody sees my posts or when I respond.  At first I thought it was my imagination until someone showed me by taking a snapshot of my post on their end: “Tweet unavailable” even though I saw it on my end.   This person and others did not see my posts – they saw that I posted but that my comments were unavailable.

Why me?  Did I write anything to offend?  Did I cuss or use offensive and sensitive material on my tweets?

No. My profile included hashtags that said #maga and #draintheswamp and #loveJesus.  For which of those do you think I might have been shadow-banned?  Not “love Jesus” – because it’s okay to love Jesus as long as you are not a threat to the narrative.  It is the maga (make america great again) and drain the swamp that got me targeted.  Eventually it will be because I love Jesus, but only because my loving Him will become clear to those who want to control the narrative that real Jesus lovers hate sin and want the swamp drained.   We can love love love all we want.  Just don’t expose and create a narrative with a different view point.   It is an attack on the First Amendment.

I don’t see this war as one that will go away but will increase in intensity.  Everyone will be challenged on their beliefs.  Remember, this is not a war between the right and the left.  It seems that way right now but the true war is between who controls the narrative.

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My former husband died last week on May 21.  He spent his life mocking Christians and often God Himself.  I went to see him before he passed away and talked to him about Jesus.  He asked me to forgive him for everything.  How could I not?  He did talk with Jesus and told me that Jesus was waiting for him with open arms.   What could have been the narrative over this man’s life was changed. What could have ended with terrible sorrow, in a moment actually became a new chapter of victory.  It was no longer about all he did but that no matter how great a sinner he was, he was still able to be forgiven and was forgiven.

Nobody saw it happen.  Nobody witnessed the evidence in his life, but Eternity controlled the narrative and Eternity won.  All of Heaven is talking about how Jesus saved this man’s life.  That’s Eternity’s narrative.

What is your narrative? Is it Heaven’s?  Or is it this world’s?

Who controls your story?

The Battle for the Narrative (the sword is in their lips)

The Power of the Word in Your Mouth - The Glorious RealmsPsalm 59: 5 You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.
They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go around the city.
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”
But You, O Lord, laugh at them;
You scoff at all the
nations.

Rev 12:15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.

Saul died by his own sword. From December word for 2018

It won’t take but a quick observation to see that the battle which rages right now is control for the narrative in the nations to get the people talking.  If you get enough people stirred up with a certain narrative, then it doesn’t matter what the Truth is, only what everyone is talking about.

While reading my selected psalms this morning, I felt to STOP at Psalm 59:7 “Swords are in THEIR LIPS!  They BELCH (hot air) with their mouth, but swords are in their LIPS!  Hot air is in their mouths but a dagger is at the edge of their mouths, positioned to use and thrusted forth by hot air.

The era of Saul is dead. (See December word).  Saul died by his own sword (1 Samuel 31).  The narrative (what they WANT you to believe and speak) is the sword.

You may or may not have heard this yet, but there is a new phrase, I’m not sure where it began but (a popular artist) made it popular; Dragon Energy.  He is on a mission right now to not be silenced or told what to speak or how to think by anyone.   I thought of this “Dragon Energy.” While it might be used as a weapon of defense against those who would like to silence conservative or Christian voices, it is still engaging in the battle of words.

The dragon in Revelation 12 has a flood coming out of its mouth.  This is a flood of words.  I looked up the word Flood in this context; potamos. It means torrent, river, flood of drinking water.

(Hmmmm.  I’m not here to do an exegesis on the Word of God, only to write what I hear Him saying THROUGH the Word and anything else He chooses to use – but I think I am hearing Him say that even a flood of drinking water, when it comes out of the mouth of the dragon, will drown, not give life.   The word potamos is used, not the word pino, which is the alternate form of the word which means water that refeshes). 

Psalm 149 says our high praises are in our mouths while the two-edged sword is in our hands. We are to be found doing God’s will and praising Him, acting on what God has told us and not reacting to the narrative around us.

Psalm 59:12 On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be caught in their pride,
And on account of curses and lies which they utter.

Out of the mouth of our enemy comes sin, and sin fuels the use of words. Out of the mouth of those with “dragon energy” comes a flood of words that doesn’t give life but fights back with carnality.  Out of the mouths of the righteous come praise, and words that refresh, give life, speak Truth and come from a heart of purity.

Saul died by his own sword, his own narrative.   What narrative do you want coming from your mouth and lips to go forth in this world?

Separation and Division

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Separation

Psalm 26:4 I have not sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.

vs 5 I have hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.

vs 6 I will wash my hands in innocence;
So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,

vs 7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.

vs 8 Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house,
And the place where Your glory dwells.

vs 9 Do not gather my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with bloodthirsty men, 

vs 10 whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.

 

vs 11  as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me.

vs 12 My foot stands in an even place;
In the congregations I will bless the Lord.

Leviticus 20:26 And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

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Division

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed,saying,

vs 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

I was sitting here this morning just asking the Lord what is on His heart and I heard this – “I separate; the enemy divides”

Separation is when one of the parts of a unit is able to stand completely on its own when not yoked with the other part.  For example; a blouse and skirt ensemble.  You can separate the pieces and pair them with another to make another unit.

Division is when a unit was meant to be a unit as a means of identification.  For example;  The Church, The Bride, The Miami Heat, The Nation of the U.S.  These were not meant to be divided into smaller, distinct units. (Though states are distinct units they are still identified as one with the U.S.)  If one person leaves one local church to go to another local church, they are still a part of The Church.  That is separation.  But division brings with it animosity.

In marriage, when a couple goes through separation, it is to be identified as separate individuals for the purpose of coming together again.  Divorce is a division of the “one flesh”.

It isn’t difficult to see that both a separation and a division is happening in the world today.  The Lord is separating the sheep from the goats, the tares from the wheat and judging His Church by whether they have separated themselves from going after and prizing the same things the world prizes; fame, power, love of money, selfish gain, etc. And Christianity cannot coincide with a liberal Democratic point of view.  A Christian Democrat will have to choose between them.  But the enemy is dividing; the church because of denomination and belief, division in the Republican Party and the Democrat Party, and other units that were meant to be whole.  These were not meant to be divided.

So while both are taking place, be mindful of the separation taking place and even allow it.  Know your business partner.  Carefully consider who you are about to be yoked with or who you are entangled with.  Separate yourselves from hypocrites and those who practice deception.  That is going to require you to judge, or discern.  If someone says “Only God can judge me” a response might be “I’d be concerned about that if I were you.”

 

 

 

Who see’s us?

https://wordlesstech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Wheres-Waldo-Gif.gifIsaiah 29:15 Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord,
And their works are in the dark;
They say, “Who sees us?” and, “Who knows us?”

I will judge lawlessness in My people however small it may be. I will guide you with My eye. Don’t be tempted to say, along with the world “who sees me?”  December word for 2018

I have heard for many years that we are not under judgment but under grace, and this has been used to cover up our “mistakes” that we have no intention on repenting of because “it was a mistake”.

Hillary’s apology
James Comey just wants to be “honest”
Extramarital Affair is not a mistake
Anthony Weiner still runs for Mayor of NY after admitting “mistake and letting people down”
Bill Clinton’s “ONE” mistake while in office

Making a typo is a mitsake. (<~~~)
Sharing personal information on the internet is a mistake.
Staying out too late when you have work the next day is a mistake (ONCE).
Spending too much money on an item when you could have gotten it cheaper at another local store is a mistake.

Mistakes happen when you are trying to do right but you don’t yet have the skills.

Sin and corruption is the practice of doing wrong, intending to do wrong, and justifying it as a “mistake that anyone could make” when exposed.

Genesis 16:13
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-The-God Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” (NKJV)

El Roi is Hebrew for The Lord Who Sees.

We have lived in a culture that condones wrong doing until we are caught, then asks forgiveness and a second chance because “we all make mistakes.”

Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead for lying (Acts 5), and we view that as harsh, and yes it was.  Does The-Lord-Who-Sees judge everyone who lies one time with that same judgment?  No, of course not, we’d all be dead, but The Church was being established at that time.  Set apart so that it does not look like the world.

Righteousness is being restored and He is coming back for a Bride that is without blemish, spot or wrinkle.  It’s time to be humble and TRULY repent.  Make no mistake.  The Lord is not finished judging His Church, but He desires you humble yourself, look at your own darkness, and receive forgiveness.  Don’t be tempted to ask “who sees me?”

 

When your enemy falls

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Be careful of the shouts of triumph as the world continues to be exposed for its sin; I am not finished judging My church.   From December 2017 word for 2018

Proverbs 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
vs 18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him,

And He turn away His wrath from him.

Luke 10:17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

vs 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

vs 19 Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

vs 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

We are living in exciting times.  Exciting is pleasant but also terrifying and that depends upon whose side you are on.   If you are on the side of the righteous, the good, the patriotic, you are pleasantly excited as we are watching the taking down of evil in our nation and the world.  Those who are on the side of evil are panicking but becoming more defiant.   Evil would rather become more evil than acknowledge Jesus Christ, and in our nation people would rather become more defiant than acknowledge our President is doing good things for our nation.

There is a lot of rejoicing right now, but there is a lot of growing complaint.  Rejoicing because we can see righteousness being restored and the enemy of our land is being exposed, but complaint that justice is taking too long – just watch a Twitter feed for a little while and you will see.   The Lord clearly says in Proverbs “Don’t rejoice when your enemy falls” or basically the Lord will prolong justice until we are humbled.

I was caught up in it.  But!  Let’s be careful to rejoice that righteousness IS being restored, and that by God’s grace and mercy we are saved.  We could have been one of those who are being exposed publicly right now for all the corruption.  In fact, we were among them once.

 

You Thought I was Altogether Like You

Psalm 50:20 You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent;
You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And set them in order before your eyes.

I took a Keirsey personality test the other day, along with my husband.  It was just for fun at first, but the Lord used it to reveal some things we had not seen before about ourselves and each other.  We usually don’t do these things;  we were created by the Lord and He has defined us YET it seemed a good thing.

There are Four Basic Personality Types; The Guardian, The Realist, The Artisan and The Rational.  Under each basic four are subheadings.  I am a Realist Counselor, while my husband is a Rational Architect.

A Guardian is a person who protects institutions and laws; such as The Constitution, the System of Government, Marriage, etc – protects it so that it does not come crashing down and an enemy swiftly come in to rule.

A Realist is a person who would be just as happy to burn the institutions to the ground if they were completely corrupt and start over again.

The Artisan is able to reshape something already in existence using hands and instruments.

The Rational is more focused on problem solving using analytical skills and data.

As a Realist Counselor I am drawn to teach, but I excel in one-to-one coaching and love to start from the beginning, laying good foundations and building upon until a person becomes whole in body, mind, spirit, and in all relationships.  Seeing something made whole is what drivers me.

As a Rational Architect, my husband is drawn to take everything apart and lay all the pieces on the table in order to analyze each part (think of a map maker or a draftsman). Seeing things apart in order to understand them is what seems to drive him.

What does that practically look like in our home?

Basically, I want to put everything in order.  He wants to take everything apart.

What we both saw when we took this test is that we are not necessarily doing anything to each other to drive us crazy.  My husband is not lazy, and I am not neurotic.  We are doing what we do by Design.

I see the Potter who is willing to smash His work to the ground and resculpt.  My vision is The WHOLE thing completed.  He sees the Architect who framed the world, understanding every little piece in detail.  His vision is EVERY LITTLE PIECE.  Every hair on the head.  He isn’t interested in perfection because perfection to him is the detail.

What we do not have to do

I do not have to be filled with anxiety thinking he doesn’t care about my need to have my house in order and he doesn’t have to feel I’m de-legitimizing his need to understand all the pieces from every angle.

But most importantly, we are both created in God’s image.  I am created to reflect one side of His personality while my husband reflects another.   The Lord is not altogether like me, nor altogether like my husband, but rather He is fully seen in every one of us All Together and to be divided against the other because of who we are is to really blaspheme who God is.

I just can’t see it any other way.   Neither can my husband.