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.

Word of the Lord given to me Feb 5, 2017

Fear that comes from your insecurities and forgetting My word, has arisen to challenge the authority I have given you.  Do not entertain that fear but remember My word.  I AM your Defender.  I Am your Shield.  I AM your Fortress. I AM your Buckler and your Strength.  I still the tumultuous seas, and I calm the rage in those who rise against you. As the mountains surround Jerusalem so I surround my people. Remember your speech about those who disagreed with you.  Be humble and repent.  Close that door against you.   Remind Me that I am your Protector, your Defender, and rise up in the authority that you already have.  Stand on my word and you stand against the enemy that threatens you. Fear Me with the understanding that My word is faithful and true, and all other fear will not get hold of you.

Psalm 5:11, 12 But let all those who rejoice, who put their trust in You, let them shout for joy because You defend them. Let them also who love Your name, be joyful in You. For You Oh Lord will bless the righteous.  With favor You will surround them as a shield.

Psalm 125: 2,3 – As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.  For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted in to the righteous, lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.

Word of the Lord to me this morning-February 4, 2017

I have set you apart from the people, I have set a distinction between you that is not discerned by what you say or what you know but rather how you live. It may seem My grace rests on everyone else, to continue in the way they have been, but My grace upon you is as a short leash-that is my discipline.

Learn to live and move according to My grace. My grace lifted is not that I have left you, nor that I’m angry with you, but that I’m teaching you to move in step with My Spirit. Others may, you may not. Count that as joy. There is a day coming when others will only be able to desire what I enable you to do.

Leviticus 20:26 you shall be holy and to me, because I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from the people, that you should be mine.

Psalm 4:3 but know that the Lord has set apart for himself him who is godly; the Lord will hear when I call him.

Word of the Lord to me this morning – February 3, 2017.

 

My commands to you are My desire for you, according to the plans I have for you that have been decreed from old.
I fashion your heart, and set your feet in places that I have determined before there was time. See to it you are not troubled by all that you see and hear. See to it, for I have told you that the council of the nations will be brought to nothing. Why listen to their rants? Why consider much discussion about what is and is not when all that is reported are filtered through a lens of an agenda that is not Mine? Tune in to Me, see to it that you are not troubled. See to it that you are not deceived. All this other chatter passes away. My word stands forever.

Psalm 33:10-12 The Lord brings the Counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes plans of the people of no effect, the Counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as his own inheritance.

Matthew 24:3-6 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately saying, “Tell is- when will be the sign of your coming in the end of the age?”
And Jesus said, “take heed that no one deceives you-from many will come in My name saying “I am the Christ” and you will hear of wars and rumors of wars-see to it that you are not troubled for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet.”

Word of the Lord given to me this morning, February 2, 2017

 

I have sent you on a treasure hunt, where, if you search diligently, you will find extraordinary wealth and value. You will dis-cover what is hidden if you set your heart to find it. Every dis-covery, every un-covering, will increase your strength, wisdom, growth, and knowledge of Me and will tangibly provide for your children and your children’s children.

My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you,
so that you incline your ear to wisdom in your heart to understanding,
if you seek her as silver-
And search for her as hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:1-6

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, where thieves break in and steal.
Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in period for where your treasure is there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

Word of the Lord to me this morning. February 1, 2017

 

I have brought you into a spacious place, a wide place, so that you do not have to be mindful of things in your way. I want you free from clutter; clutter in your home, clutter in your mind and clutter in your agenda.

How can you keep eyes upon me if your space is occupied by things that add no value to your life? You call out for more of My Spirit but you put obstacles in My way. You cry for deliverance but evil lurks behind the clutter you allow.

Go through your homes. Remove what no longer has value. Take inventory of your thoughts. Accept the ones that give Me access to move. Forgive any wrongs done to you today. Do not wait.

I gave you a spacious place because I want to move through you in the dance.

Psalm 18:19-He brought me out into a spacious place, he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Psalm 31:7, 8- you have known my soul in adversity, and have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy. You have set my feet in a wide place.

2 Samuel 22:20-He has brought me out into a broad place. He delivered me because he delighted in me.

1 Chronicles 4:10 and Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me and that you would keep me from evil, that I would not cause nor be in pain!” So God granted him what he requested.