In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Father chose this flower today, to teach me a two-part object lesson.
I really like morning glories. I bought a packet of morning glory and moon flower seeds in the early spring and I planted them with relish. I checked every day, then every week or so, for my flowers to grow and bloom, nothing happened. Eventually, I gave up on them and decided I'd wait and try again, next year.
This morning, I went out early for a walk, enjoying that early morning, crisp cool air. When I returned, I happen to look over at the gate post, and there it was: a morning glory! I started laughing, and promptly took out my phone to snap several pictures. I liked that the honey bee photo-bombed! I praised the Lord and suddenly understood:
Object Lesson Part A:
Even when we've given up, God never does. He doesn't forget, either. Blessings come in His time, not ours and they are often, unexpected.
I went on about my morning, and every time I glanced out, I saw that bright purple blossom, and I smiled and thanked Father.
Several hours later, I walked over to the little flower bed that morning glory was growing out of, and saw that several weeds were coming up between the mums. I decided I'd do a quick bit o' weeding, so I could put down some mulch. There I was, hastily yanking at the weeds, grabbing handfuls beneath the mums and pulling them out. Unwittingly, I grabbed the stem of the morning glory, and I had yanked it out before I knew what I was doing. Needless to say, I very disappointed in myself. :-(
Object Lesson Part B:
Our own rash, hasty and impulsive actions can kill our blessings. We like to blame satan but many times, he doesn't have to do a doggone thing, except sit back and watch. We point the finger at the enemy when something fails, but never stop to think that the failure was our own fault.
The Word says to "let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth" and that "the power of life and death are in the tongue." James writes a lot about the tongue, how it is such a small thing to cause so much damage. God is good and just and wants to bless His children. Yet, our own corrupt, wagging, deathly tongue destroys blessings. The devil doesn't have to steal the blessing, all we have to do is say something contrary to the Word of God. That is exactly what corrupt communication is, words of death instead of words of life.
The Word tells us to be sober-minded, to remember that we were bought with a price and that in all things, we give thanks unto the Lord. What is sober-minded? It is self-control. Self-control comes through prayer and reading the Word. Self-control means we don't act rashly, but we think before we act or speak, we observe and we are not reactionary.
I confess, that I have trouble with impulse-buying. I can't say how many times I've been suckered in by get-fit-quick late night infomercials, or the neat little do-dads in the check-out line at Wal-Mart. I know that it is bad stewardship and I try not to give in.
My loving Heavenly Father has very recently shown me, that it's not just bad stewardship, it's idolatry. I'm being selfish and I'm giving in to the god of self. That's idolatry. There's another evil altar I must tear down in my life, and replace with an altar to the Lord.
So, now I look at the picture above, and I will always remember His object lesson. I pray that Father in His mercy will allow more plants to bloom (I'm hoping that wasn't the only vine!). Whether they do or not, I thank you, Abba, for teaching me.
1 Peter 5:8
1 Corinthians 6:20
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
Whose Report Shall You Believe
By Becky Fender
Whose report will you believe
We shall believe The report of the Lord
His report says I am healed
His report says I am filled
His report says I am free
His report says victory
Are you healed
Are you filled
Have you got the victory
© 1989 Dunamis Music
There are only two kinds of reports to believe: Yahweh’s and everyone else’s.
The latter report is that I am a failure. I am no good. I am unloved, unloveable, unable to love. I am too fat, too short, too skinny, too tall, not strong enough, not smart enough, not talented, not qualified. I must work hard as I can to be approved-which will never happen, because approval is impossible for me. I’m not good enough, I am unwanted and a waste of space. I have no purpose, no plan, no future. I was an accident – my parents never wanted me. I am a loser. I cannot provide for my family. I am the worst sort of husband/wife, my spouse cannot really love me because I have failed them too many times. My children can’t really love me because I’m such a bad parent. I can’t give my family anything. I’ve never done anything worthwhile. I have nothing to offer anyone. I’ll never get ahead. I can’t even hold down a decent job. I am a wreck. God doesn’t hear my prayers. God has forgotten me. God doesn’t want me. He ignores me like everyone else. He doesn’t love me. I’ve sinned too much, I’ve committed the unpardonable sin. I should just die – no one will miss me, anyway.
Yahweh’s report is that I am redeemed. I am bought by the Blood of the Lamb, I am His child, a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. His report says that He created me with a purpose. He knew me before I was conceived, He formed me in my mother’s womb. He has a plan for me. No matter who rejects me, He never will. He picks me up when I fail. I am a part of the family of God. He is Jehovah Jireh, my provider. He is Jehovah -Shammah, He is ever-present. He has never forgotten me, and He never will. His thoughts of me out-number the sands. There is nothing that can remove me from His love -not life or death, nor angels, principalities or powers, nor any other thing in this world or out of it. I may not be perfect, but I can improve and as I draw closer to Him, He will help me. His Word will always be accomplished, He always comes through on His promises. He qualifies everyone He calls, it’s not up to me to be qualified. He has given me the talents and abilities it pleased Him to give. The world may fall apart around me, but He is my protector. It doesn’t matter what my bank account says, or my doctor, my boss or even my family – He says I am His and He is mine. It doesn’t matter what I see, because I walk by faith and this world is temporary, anyway. The world is His footstool and if He is on my side, then who can oppose Him? There are no weapons that can defeat me. I am loved. I am worth the persecution, torture and death of His Son. He is merciful, gracious, patient and loving. He is my Father.
Whose report will you choose to believe? I choose the report of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23
Song of Solomon 2:16
2 Corinthians 5:7, 4:18
Isaiah 66:1, 54:17
"I love you with an everlasting love, My children. Follow Me.
I AM your Shepherd.
Bless Me, sing praise to Me, I will bless you in return.
Love Me with all of your hearts.
I AM MOST HIGH.
There is none other than Me. Lay aside your cares and your worries. I have them in My hands. I have your days in My hands.
Your days are short. Turn to Me. I AM God.
I will defeat My enemies. I AM a God of judgement.
Your life is in My hands. Give Me all of it - your life. You cannot handle it better than I can.
Danger comes. Turn to Me now, draw close to Me, now. Remember, you cannot store enough for the days ahead.
I must be your portion. I AM your portion. I will feed you when you're starving. Bless Me because I AM your portion.
I AM not stingy, but you don't be stingy in giving yourself to Me. Remember, I already know all your deepest, darkest secrets. They are not secret to Me. Those deep, dark secrets will send you to hell if you are not careful. Turn them over to Me that I may purify you. I will shed light on your deep, dark secrets and you will not live in shame anymore. I bore your shame. I can cleanse you of it! Just tell Me about it. You cannot be healed by keeping it hidden. Those innermost parts defile you. You hide them because you know they are wrong.
Secret sins keep you from holiness. Most of My church hides its secret sins. Lusts, greed, perversions, sicknesses and filth -they were all taken on My Cross. Do not be like those men who smile and hide filth. Clean it out!
If you confess it to Me, you're cleaning it out. My grace requires boldness and faith and action on your part. Just a few little words. Say 'I confess ____'. Ask My forgiveness. You'll get it. But do all this while there is time. I won't be offering this much longer. Your cleaning now prepares you to be My Church in the End Time. My Bride that walks in strength and power and love, healing and doing great works and casting out demons.
I AM not saying I will not take those who cry out to Me at the end, but they will not do My exploits. They will join My Kingdom but it will be as they die. I AM not unmerciful. I hear the cries, you do not. They will be with Me as they die, but they will not do My Acts. They will not work miracles, they will not heal people.
Only My faithful now will do these works. So, do you want to seek Me and serve Me and earn a great crown of righteousness and store up treasures in Heaven? Or do you want to just 'barely make it' inside Heaven's gates?
It's your choice."
1 Peter 5:6-7
1 John 5:6-7, 4:17
Isaiah 1:16-18, 55:6
2 Timothy 4:8
Just a little FYI: The 2-16-17 Word really did come in that form. The top two portions as songs (although I can't remember the tune) and then He began speaking the last portion. I always try to relay exactly as He gave it. Once in awhile I puzzle over a word, my handwriting is a touch messy and sometimes, even I can't read what I wrote! ha! I have to ask, "Lord, what is this word here?" :) He is patient, He repeats Himself when I fall behind. I'm so glad He's patient!
"Sing the song of the redeemed
for the Lord Most High
He shall judge
Arise and sing for the King
He draweth nigh
For the King of Heaven and earth
Is righteous and holy
He seeks a holy people
who are like Him
that He may dwell therein
Move upon them
Move in them
I will raise my people up.
A people who shall serve Me and only Me.
The servants of darkness shall tremble when I move on My people.
It shall be glorious, the time that is to come,
My Bride, Rise!
I AM glorious, the Lord Thy God
I expect you to be Mine, you will be if you will obey Me.
I Am not "playing" anymore. NO MORE "play church!"
YOU ARE MY CHURCH
It is not a building. YOU are the house of God. Cleanse your temples and present them to Me.
I will fill your bodies. I will dwell in you and you shall do great and mighty Acts, not seen since my Book of Acts.
I have had enough of filth! I have had enough of greed and lies. I have had enough of apostate pastors.
I will divide the church. MY church will be well and truly Mine. The other church will belong to darkness. They shall shine like Lucifer shines as an angel, but it is false light. Do not be fooled. I AM the TRUE LIGHT. Look at Me and you will not be fooled. You will know real light from the false. Do not fear them, do not worry over them. I will destroy them. Their time is nearly done. ALL time is nearly done.
Behold! I will do a new thing! Do not doubt what I can do! I can fulfill the impossible, I can fulfill all your wildest dreams. I AM all you need.
So bless Me, love Me, follow Me, children. I will lead you into eternity. Behold, your salvation draweth nigh.
This world is at its end. I will make a new one. When satan is done, you can't imagine all the glory. I hate him! I Am done with him, but My Word must be fulfilled. I ALWAYS fulfill My Word."
Psalm 107:2; 96:12-13; 119:137
2 Corinthians 6:16
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
2 Corinthians 11
2 Peter 2:1-3, 17-22
1 Peter 1:25
I want to apologize for not giving any Scriptural reference for the Words given in January. I will do that now. Jan. 27th: Psalm 37 highlights: vs 3-11, 23-24, 27-28 & 34-40.
Jan 25th: Psalm 93:1, Rev. 19:6, Is. 55:6, Matt. 6:33, Heb 13:5, Deut. 31:8.
Jan 15th: Zech 2:1-8, 14:1-3, Rev. 11:1, Joshua 24:15
This one began with the Father speaking. I know this, because I could see the outline of His Throne and a figure upon it. Then, I call it “tag-teaming” since Jesus is one giving the rest of the Word. I know it was Him, because I could see the figure of a man, simply dressed in white robes. I think He looked pretty much the way He did when He was on earth. I hope that each time, His image and that of the Father will get clearer. They seem too. As always, I wrote as He was speaking it, and I have coped that here with a few corrections to my spelling, and an indention for the new paragraph. I always want to make sure that I don’t change anything He said.
“Tell the people of My love, My never-ending love. Because I love you though, I must judge you. I AM righteous and holy, you must be righteous and holy. I can help you! I want to help you! My righteousness demands judgement. Just as a parent must correct their unruly child, (if they love him!) so must I correct my unruly children. For so many of you are unruly. Your flesh rules you. Satan rules you.
It is a choice, Me or satan. There is no in-between. All or nothing. I AM ALL, he is nothingness. He is a void filled with hate. All that is bad, all that is hateful, springs from him. If you will not choose Me, I must hand you over to him, because you have already chosen him. He cannot be lord over your life and I rule the soul! You cannot let satan rule your members and I rule your spirit!
You must choose, the time has come. It is all or nothing. Times have changed. You are in the last hours of the Last Days. What I let pass before, I cannot now. Satan will throw everything he has at you! If you have any darkness in you, it will consume you! You must clean it out, that darkness. Bring it to Me, I can do it quickly! I can do in minutes, hours, what you would take days or months to do – if you did it! I already know all your sins, do not try to hide them from Me, confess them so that I may heal you from them! Those sins, they damage you but I can heal you, only confess them to Me.”
“I took them on My cross, I bore the curses for you. Do not think you can surprise Me with anything new! I do not care what they are, I can forgive them. If you come to Me repenting, then you have not committed the unpardonable sin! Believe Me, I have forgiven worse sinners that you!
I know how you think, that something is too terrible for Me to forgive. It is not! It is all sin, I bore it all, but since you “grade” sin, understand, I have forgiven “worse” than your own. So do not be ashamed or afraid. Bring them to Me so I may wash you clean with My Blood and make you pure to stand before My Father. I love you little ones, My sheep, My beloved. No one will die for you as I did. Come to Me and you will be clean. I love you.”
Romans 6:12-13, 16-19
These are Words that I received in prayer time this past week. I wrote as He spoke, there was one place, though, where I couldn’t read my own writing! As with everything, take this to the Lord in prayer.
Jan. 25, 2017
“Begin speaking to the people, Thus saith the Lord:
I AM Almighty
I AM HE who reigneth over all the earth. In My perfect will, over all the earth, it is Mine for a footstool.
Do not forget Me! Seek Me while I may be found. Seek Me first and My Kingdom, for I AM Righteous and Holy, I AM the Lord thy God. I AM King and no one else, seek Me. I love you with an everlasting love, My children. Wake! Seek Me and draw near, your time is short! Oh, so short! Great trouble comes. Draw near, draw near! Put down your distractions. Put down your toys, I Am so near, so near! My time is coming! I return soon! Be ready, people, be ready!
Fill your lamps with My oil, don’t be like the foolish virgins, your eternity is so near! Call out to Me. Where will you spend it (eternity)? Be with Me, children. I want you with Me, beloved. I will bless you if you will seek Me, seek My statutes, My words. I will be with you, children. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
Seek Me, Seek Me, Seek Me! I love you, children. I love you, I want all of you with Me, but alas, some of you will not make it! Seek Me while I may be found. Oh, how I love my children! Seek Me, children, run unto Me, your time is short!
I come soon! I come soon to destroy Mine enemies and restore My righteous ones. I come, I come! Behold, the time is near! But you must seek Me now, or I shall not come for you! I love you, children, I love you.”
Jan. 27, 2017
“Tell the people: I AM the Lord thy God and I make My ways known to My people. I Am the Lord thy God, My acts are not done, yet. Great upheaval comes, beware! My Words are for all who know Me, who will seek Me and trust Me.
I Am the Lord thy God and will not let you stumble and fall, I uphold you. Your times will be hard, trials! I will try you, be refined by My fire. I want you here with Me, but you must be refined.
Great suffering comes to your land. I will not bless your land, I will destroy it! Great wickedness is done in My sight.
Do NOT put your hopes in a president. He’s not Mine, I don’t know him!
I say, seek Me and I will lead you in the way everlasting. Cover yourselves, hide in Me, My children. Great trouble comes, I will protect you. All who are My own shall be saved, but you must make your choices. Seek Me and I will keep you, if you do not serve Me, you will not be safe.
I AM not a fool! I see into men’s hearts. I know their desires and their plans. I will not be mocked with mocking words (this I understood to mean outward professions of faith) and curses in their hearts. I hear all your thoughts, says the Lord. Turn your thoughts unto Me, turn your hearts unto Me. Be Mine.
I will give you instructions as you need them. Bless Me, I AM the Lord God Almighty who sits on the throne. Sing Glory to God, glory to God in the Highest. I AM your God, the Mighty One of Israel. I AM not a fool, I kick down foolishness!
I love you with an everlasting love, My children, seek Me.
Here, I thought He was finished but then He said, “I’m not finished yet. Keep writing!” so I did! ;-)
“Tell the people if you turn to Me and remove your wickedness from your lives, I will answer you. You have many prayers, many needs, My loved ones. I will answer them in due time. I see many needs and I have answers for them, but you must turn to Me and put away the wicked things in your everyday lives. Stop lying and saying that you love me, mean it!
I have answers for your many needs My loved ones and I want to give them to you. Put away wickedness and seek righteousness. Put away games and toys and seek Me.
I Am not hard to find, but I will be. The time is coming when I will be hard to find, but My loved ones will always find Me. Those that seek My face and come into My throne room now, you will find that I will not be absent, later. You’ll find that I will not be hard to find, but do it now, do it now! Time is short! Calamity! Disaster! Your time is short, seek Me!”
This word came to me as I was in church Sunday morning, (Jan. 15, 2017) which, as we know, was the same day as the UN Paris “Peace” conference concerning the division of Israel.
Please understand, this the first time I’ve ever received anything from the Lord that I felt like He wanted me to tell others. I am making copies of this to hand out to those I hope will read, listen and heed.
As worship service was going on (I can’t really remember now what songs were being sung, only that they were worship songs) I was worshipping my Father in Heaven. His Spirit came upon me very strong, and Father began to speak. His voice was fierce and angry, I have never heard Him speak that way before, in some places, it seemed He was shouting. My body shook, tears ran out of my eyes and my mouth cried praises to His Name as He spoke. He was not speaking angrily to me, as in, I was in the wrong.
I wrote down what He said after His message was given, I have done my best to repeat it just as I heard it from Him. I ask Father to forgive me if I get anything out of order, but the following was Yahweh’s message:
“ I WILL NOT BE STRUCK DOWN! I WILL NOT BE DIVIDED! They are foolish, 70 foolish kings! They are foolishness to Me and they do foolish things. They seek to divide My land Israel, they seek to divide My people, and I WILL CRUSH THEM!
I will divide your nation! (I knew He meant America) War is coming to your land, prepare! CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE! I will divide this land! I will divide holy and righteous from filthy and the unjust.
I WILL DIVIDE
I AM HOLY
I AM ALMIGHTY
Like Israel who wondered in the wilderness 40 years, I have at last, come out of my own wilderness. The Lord has been speaking and now I am finally able to hear... at last, I have discovered my calling (in part, at least!)
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