Darlene Rose

The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it. Psalm 68:11

Darlene Rose

sitting by the keyboards
waiting in anticipation
listening, as fingers often do

  • Let’s Shift Again

    Let’s shift again, like we did last summer
    Oh, let’s shift again, like we did last year
    Do you remember when things were really humming
    Oh, let’s shift again, shifting time is here
    Oh round and round and up and down we go again
    My children you will know I love you so, and then
    We’ll shift again, like we did last summer
    Yes we’ll shift again, shifting time is here.

    “I am shifting more often now so that you will not become complacent and the enemy cannot track our moves. Learn to shift with Me by drawing near and remaining in Me. Not all will shift in the same lanes so keep eyes focused on Me and remain close. Gird yourselves so that you will stand firm and not be moved but I am moving quickly. Remain in Me and I will carry you through.”

    Psalm 32:7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
    My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
    vs 8 I have set the Lord always before me;
    Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

    John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.


  • Still need to be parented?

    Now it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel.

    The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba.

    But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

    Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah,

    5 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”

    But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord.

    And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.

    According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also.

    Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”

    10 So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a king.

    11 And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots.

    12 He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.

    13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers.

    14 And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants.

    15 He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants.

    16 And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your fines
    young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work.

    17 He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants.

    18 And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”

    19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us,

    20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

    It was always the Lord’s desire to be King and Father over Israel, however, Israel did not want to be “chosen” and “separated” and “holy”. They wanted to be like all the other kids that had parents who allowed them to do as they please and to take the blame when the kids acted unruly and did whatever they felt like doing. Of course a King would not let them do as they pleased, but they hadn’t had a king before to know this.

    A wise Father knows how to give really tough love. He allowed them to experience what it was like to be in a household like the other kids had; those whose values were different from their own. He allows them to experience what happens when the parents do not have their best interest in mind.

    Look at that same spirit today.

    Rebellion. “I know better than mom and dad.”

    This is why we are in the mess we are in now. Globally. Nanny states. The governments as corrupt parents. The kids have become slaves instead of responsible adults.

    The kids revolted long enough. Israel did not want to govern themselves, nor did they want Judges to judge between them. They wanted a King to make the decisions so they did not have to.

    I see it in the vitamin store I work at too. I ask “Why are you taking such and such a supplement?” “I read it on facebook that it was good for nutrition, pleasing to the eyes and will make me wise”

    “Why are you on that medication?”
    “I don’t know, the doctor said I needed it?.” “But do you need it for 15 years?”

    Israel demanded a King because they didn’t want a Father. They didn’t want Judges because they didn’t want to judge themselves. They wanted to do what was pleasing in their own eyes.

    It will change when the people collectively understand, we need Him. Perhaps.

    How far does the corruption need to get before the Lord hears us? He said they will cry out but in that day He will not hear. (Vs 18).

    We need Him as Father. We need to be accountable to Him. We need to be holy and separated unto Him. He loves us.


  • Time and Light

    If your life was a dream that you dreamt last night,
    how would you interpret it?
    If all your days were one continuous day,
    how would you interpret it?
    If your life had no timeline
    All days were as one
    And there was no need for the
    Moon and the Sun
    Would you interpret them differently
    If you could see as He sees?
    Would you fall to your knees?

    If you understood yesterday affected today
    And today will affect 30 years from now
    Would you forgive?
    If you could see how your 2 year old self
    could affect your children’s children’s children
    How would you live?

    Time was created for us so that we could number them
    So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Ps 90:12)

    Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:

    “Awake, you who sleep,
    Arise from the dead,
    And Christ will give you light.”

    Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

    Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.




  • Compare and Contrast

    Genesis 3: 1-24
    Isaiah 11: 1-16

    The Lord told both Adam and Eve that they should avoid the tree that was in the middle of the garden but instead they judged by the “sight of their own eyes what was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise,” It was good for THEM. It was pleasing for THEM! Throw a little victimhood about the deceiving serpent in there.
    They had a shot at parenthood to the whole of humanity. They didn’t need portals because they walked and talked with God right there in the garden.

    But there is another tree to consider and of its fruit they will not judge by the sight of their own eyes nor the hearing of it with their own ears but by the seven Spirits of God.

    The Temptation and Fall of Man

    3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

    And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

    Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

    So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]coverings.

    And they heard the [c]sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the [d]cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

    Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

    10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

    11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

    12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

    13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

    The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

    14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:

    “Because you have done this,
    You are cursed more than all cattle,
    And more than every beast of the field;
    On your belly you shall go,
    And you shall eat dust
    All the days of your life.
    15 And I will put enmity
    Between you and the woman,
    And between your seed and her Seed;
    He shall bruise your head,
    And you shall bruise His heel.”

    16 To the woman He said:

    “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
    In pain you shall bring forth children;
    Your desire shall be [e]for your husband,
    And he shall rule over you.”

    17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

    “Cursed is the ground for your sake;
    In toil you shall eat of it
    All the days of your life.
    18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [f]bring forth for you,
    And you shall eat the herb of the field.
    19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
    Till you return to the ground,
    For out of it you were taken;
    For dust you are,
    And to dust you shall return.”

    20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve,[g] because she was the mother of all living.

    21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

    22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

    The Reign of Jesse’s Offspring

    There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
    And a Branch shall [grow out of his roots.
    The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
    The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    The Spirit of counsel and might,
    The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

    His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
    And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
    Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
    But with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
    And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
    He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
    And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
    Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins,
    And faithfulness the belt of His waist.

    “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
    The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
    The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
    And a little child shall lead them.
    The cow and the bear shall graze;
    Their young ones shall lie down together;
    And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
    The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
    And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
    They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
    For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
    As the waters cover the sea.

    10 “And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse,
    Who shall stand as a banner to the people;
    For the Gentiles shall seek Him,
    And His resting place shall be glorious.”

    11 It shall come to pass in that day
    That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time
    To recover the remnant of His people who are left,
    From Assyria and Egypt,
    From Pathros and Cush,
    From Elam and Shinar,
    From Hamath and the [d]islands of the sea.

    12 He will set up a banner for the nations,
    And will [e]assemble the outcasts of Israel,
    And gather together the dispersed of Judah
    From the four [f]corners of the earth.
    13 Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart,
    And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off;
    Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
    And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
    14 But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west;
    Together they shall plunder the [g]people of the East;
    They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab;
    And the people of Ammon shall obey them.
    15 The Lord will utterly [h]destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt;
    With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over [i]the River,
    And strike it in the seven streams,
    And make men cross over [j]dry-shod.
    16 There will be a highway for the remnant of His people
    Who will be left from Assyria,
    As it was for Israel
    In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.


  • My Bow of Bronze



    Psalm 18: 31 For who is God, except the Lord?
    And who is a rock, except our God?

    32 It is God who arms me with strength,
    And makes my way perfect.

    33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
    And sets me on my high places.

    34 He teaches my hands to make war,
    So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

    Sometimes, especially lately, I feel as if I am trying too hard to be spiritual and it doesn’t work. When I write these blogs, I mostly write for myself, and for the Lord. I don’t send these words out unless I’m specifically directed to. It is because I am called as a scribe and HAVE to get all the information in my head down in print or blog, in THIS manner or else I cannot think well.

    I HAVE to get all the information out of my head. I have not arrived.

    A scribe is NOT a writer, necessarily, although the printed word is a weapon, or tool. A scribe is one who listens for the word of God and writes it as she hears it.

    What does it all look like BEFORE she slays the enemy with a word that is as a bow of bronze?

    Think of a bottleneck traffic jam. I am a storer of information.

    So, most of the time I will take my thoughts and release them, then ask Him to redeem them. I hold these thoughts to the Lord and ask “What do YOU say?”

    The more I write, the more I hear from Him. The less I write, the more it becomes like a cluttered room of hoarded things and I cannot find the treasure buried somewhere in there.

    That said, this morning’s psalm is Psalm 18.

    All my life, I have been an information junkie. Information has been my “bow of bronze”. Sometimes I get jealous of others who have a certain gift that I want and then He reminds me what my bow of bronze is. It is not to slay people! There is not an arrow with the bow of bronze – how can I skillfully hit my target with an arrow if I cannot yet bend the bow?

    Practice, practice, practice. And more practice. And showing people how much stronger my arms are becoming because I can bend this bow, I can bend it more consistently, I can bend it with more ease, I can bend it further back.

    The “messengers” to my brain often tell me “nobody is taking what you say seriously” or “you don’t have a word” but the “messengers” aren’t delivering the message from God.

    He trains my fingers for war so that I can slay the enemy with a word that is as a bow of bronze.


Scribe

And Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure new things and old.” Matthew 13:52

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