How Long Must I take Counsel in My own SOUL?

How long, O Lord?
Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide
Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be
Exalted over me?
Psalm 13:1, 2
Revelation of the Lord is Love.  It is an opportunity to partner with, to trust, to walk in faith.   Faith, comes by revelation of God.   It comes by hearing the word , I dont just believe with your ears.     We’ve been taught that, but it is more than hearing with ears.

David was crying out for fresh revelation.   Fresh Revelation – a touch from the Lord – a kiss, a word, a hug, a sense of His Presence in the now, a new facet of Him now discovered, unveiled, what was once unseen, now seen.   David was crying out for the freshness, the newness of God.

Because the counsel of our own soul is stale.
Sorrow was in his heart.   Have you tried to take counsel from someone who was full of only sorrow?    You know at this time, you MUST hear from the Lord.
Father I cry out to You today, to give us fresh revelation of You.  Fresh Manna from Heaven for You are our sustenance.  You are what we need.   Fresh bread.    Fresh bread.
The bread in our own earthen vessels is stale .

Pray for All Those In Authority

L.A. (not her real name) was not a well-liked person in the company I used to work for.  She had sarcastic remarks for co-workers, accused them of whatever she could accuse them of,  sometimes purposely went out of her way to make employement in this company difficult – even yelling on the floor.   Why wasn’t she fired?  Well, at the time, there was nobody to replace her, nor any takers for her position.   

 She was the Postal Liason.   
She was the subject of many “gone postal” jokes in our company.   I worked for a major trade newspaper, which published all along the East Coast and Southern states to Texas.   
My position was Account Manager for all New England, NYC and LI.  Among my responsibilities was to see to it that all 7,000 customers of ours in this area were happy, happy, happy.   There were, however,  problems outside of our company’s control.      These problems were postal related.    
We published time-sensitive data, therefore, if the newspaper was late, the information was useless.  
Working with L.A. was a challenge from Day One.   But in January 2006, I heard the Lord tell me I needed to intercede for her.   Within a week of intercession, she began bringing in baked goods for the employees.  But the employees would pick it apart searching for razors, needles or signs of anthrax.   L.A. was trying to earn respect but her reputation pre-ceeded her.   I began to help her with communication and social skills, constructing emails with her, and helping her put together policies and procedures to keep up with the changing tides. 
M.S. (also not her real name), was an Account Manager of MidAtlantic states.  She did not like L.A. and often led the charge against her.  
Soon, I was discovering that people in the company were coming to me when they had difficulties with L.A., as if I were her supervisor and responsible for her.   I would let them know, they had to learn how to best communicate with her.  
In March 2006,  I began to notice my region was strengthening.  There were some changes in the CT post offices that produced more timely deliveries, therefore more satisfied customers.    
In March 2006, a major post office shut down in one of the MidAtlantic states.   Customers loved our product, but as I previously mentioned,  the information was useless if it wasn’t delivered in a timely manner.   
And M.S. was faced with handling complaint call after complaint call after complaint call, and in between complaint calls, were cancellation calls.
I found it interesting that it wasn’t as if L.A. was doing a better job for me because she liked me.  She had nothing to do with the internal workings of the Post Office.       No.     God was involved in this in some way.      
He told me to intercede for L.A. in January 2006.    He wanted to show me something.   
Regardless of belief, personality, or disposition,  we are to pray for our leaders everywhere.   There are people directly influenced by them, that will either prosper or sink, and it may have little or nothing to do with their abilities, but may have all to do with whether they are prayed for.     
1 Timothy 1-3: FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men,    For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way.

    For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior,

Word of the Lord given to me February 9, 2017

I arose out of bed this morning (I did not wake up for I never fell asleep), and had a vision of a person walking on a timeline spread out over the earth.   The timeline looked like a ruler, with actual measurements.    I saw the Lord’s finger on the 12 inch mark,  the person was at about the 6 inch mark. 

I stand outside of time, therefore when I say “It is finished!” or “It is done!” and “You are already healed!” it is not something I am GOING to do, but I HAVE already done it, as I have said.  You just haven’t stepped into it yet.  Too many of you are standing around waiting for Me to tell you every move to make.  Just walk straight and you’ll walk right into My plan for your life.”

And then I opened the bible to read my scriptures for this morning – Psalms 9 and 39.

Psalm 9: 3-6 When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before You.
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever. The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities; The very memory of them has perished.

Psalm 39: 4-6″Lord make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days that I may know how frail I am.  Indeed you have made my days as handbreadths and my age is as nothing before You.  Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah. Surely every man walks about like a shadow;  surely they busy themselves in vain and heap up riches, and does not know who will gather them.  And now Lord what do I wait for? My hope is in You.”

Word of the Lord given to me Feb 8, 2017

Your words are as currency, giving voice to wisdom or foolishness.  Idle talk and “spending” many words leads to poverty, but choosing carefully how you use them and where you “spend” them leads to wealth. Don’t chase after wealth the way the world does because you will always be the one chasing, but spend your words wisely and riches will chase you.

Proverbs 8:1, 7-21 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?

“For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. “All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. “They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. “Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. “For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. “Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. “By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. “By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

“Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. “My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. “I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.

Proverbs 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

 

Word of the Lord given to me Feb 7, 2017

The desires of your heart were cultivated by Me. It took years for you to accept them, but now that My desires for you have become yours, will I not bring them forth?  Commit your way to Me, trust in Me and I will bring the plans I have for you to pass, but you MUST NOT fret about others who have similar desires; those who are successful, those who look the part according to your idea of the image you think one must have.  They have a different path.  Today your paths meet and seem identical to each other, but you don’t know what their insecurities are, whether they are truly prospering, or whether they are walking the path they were meant to be on.  Don’t fret! It causes you harm.   I have never allowed my righteous ones to beg for bread.  I have never forsaken any.  And I will not leave you to be swallowed up by wolves.  Commit your way to Me and I will fill your heart with peace, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and these will keep your feet steady.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, your justice as the noonday sun.  Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;  Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way.

Psalm 37:8(b) Do not fret – it only causes harm.

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.

Psalm 37: 25 I have been young, and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his descendants beg for bread.

Proverbs 8:10-11 Choose my instruction instead of silver;  knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Therefore, sinc…

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

 For our God is a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12: 25-29

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When I was 10. I used to look into my father’s eyes and see my reflection, a princess. He called me Princess. After he left, I could no longer find her.

 

So, I had decided I needed to see God.  It was a mission of mine.  Every night, I’d go to bed and sit up.  I’d look around the room and call the Lord.  “God, I know You can do anything if You want to.  And I think You want to come see me.   And I want to see You.   I am not going to go to sleep until I see You.” And I would hold my eyelids opened and say “I’m not going to sleep God.   You can do anything.  You can come into my room.  I’m not going to sleep until You do.”

 

I would be very upset the next morning, when I fell asleep and didn’t see God. 

 

Didn’t He want to see me?  Didn’t He want to show Himself to me?   

 

Okay, I would persist.  

 

So every night for weeks,  I would say the same thing, and hold my eyelids opened.   

 

Then one night, it happened.  

 

Whether in a dream or whether right in my room, I don’t know.  I can tell you that I’d always felt I saw this with my eyes opened.   

 

At the foot of my bed, was a blazing fire.   It kept me warm on a winter night.    It lit up my whole room and comforted me until I fell asleep.  

 

I didn’t know the bible said anything about God being a consuming fire.   I knew the story of Moses and the burning bush but I didn’t remember recalling this story at the time.  

All I knew is that I met God.  I KNEW Him. 

 

Fourty plus years later, He is revealing Himself the same way, but is showing me that He has always been revealing Himself as a flame of fire through me.  

 

Fire does not necessarily mean “A bundle of energy”  because this I certainly do not have.   

 

But my enemy knows what FIRE means.    

 

Fire consumes.   Therefore, it would not be an overstatement to write that our enemy wanted to be the one to consume me before my glorious God could.

 

 

Fire purifies.  Therefore, it would also not be an overstatement to say our enemy has seen to it that we should be surrounded by impurity too dark to write about. 

 

Fire causes Revelation.   Therefore, our lives before Christ were probably spent in denial.  

 

 

When I chose Him as Savior and Lord 1n 1985,  I found scripture after scripture to also confirm that He was there beside me, taking all those fiery darts upon Himself.

 

How has He revealed Himself to you?   Will you ask Him to take you there again?   

 

This is the place of Him forming a facet of His heart and His Spirit in you.   The enemy has come against this particular manifestation in you your entire life. 

 

He was never after you.  

 

He was after the One formed IN you.  

And the One IN you,  has already won.   

 

As for me, when I look now into my Father’s eyes blazing with fire….

I see the reflection of a princess standing in the center.

 

 

 

Word the Lord gave me this morning – February 6, 2017

You have heard all the teachings and read many books. You have been faithful in the little, and faithful to gather with the Saints. You have visited the sick and fed the homeless and clothed the poor.  You have prayed for your neighbor and anyone who asks.  Yet you have felt no movement forward.  You have asked yourself “Why bother?”  because nothing has changed in your life, but I tell you to prepare for the greatest Suddenly of all time, that will produce more suddenlies, like ripple effects.   Don’t lose heart in the 11th hour.  At midnight is the interception.

Psalm 6 – “Interception”
Rebuke me not in Your anger
Chasten me not in Disdain
Have mercy upon me, for I am weakened
My bones are distressed
My soul also strained

Return to me Lord once again
Save me for Mercies sake
Deliver me from the oppressor I pray
Forgive all my sin
While I’m still awake

Weary, my bones quiver and quake
I saturate the place where I lay
My tears overflow the banks of my eyes
But in grief I grow old
My eyes waste away

Because of my enemies’ day
“Depart! Those who practice deception
My weeping, my cry, has reached the Lord’s hearing
Turn back now the tide
There’s been interception

Suddenly.

Psalm 6:9,10 The Lord has heard my supplication; The Lord will receive my prayer. Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; let them be ashamed and turn back suddenly.