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We are in His hands! Something to celebrate!

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Sounding the trumpet!  And I enjoy giving words of encouragement to the body of Christ.  It’s not about me; it’s about our Savior.  Don’t follow me; I run into walls.  Thank you for visiting.  God bless, Donna Sikes

John 13:34 kjv – A new commandment I give unto you.  That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another

 

 

For Thy Light Has Come – 6-30-20

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Times like these it is good to remember, when we are weak, He is strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9) He loves it when we turn to Him.  He loves it when we repent.  If you don’t think you sin, just ask Him to forgive the sins you don’t remember. (2 Corinthians 7:9-10)

The Lord speaks to me and a person I know-sometimes at the same time with the same message. It’s really amazing. So I will call her Suzie. She does not feel led to share the messages beyond close contacts but in me the words burn inside until I have at least put them out there for all to see. Take it to the Lord in prayer. (Acts 2:17)

As I sat in my prayer swing crying over hurt feelings, I kept thinking that the Lord can’t use me like this. He doesn’t need wimpies, he needs warriors. He needs mighty prayer warriors that at this time can sluff off pain, hurt, anger, anything that keeps us from praising His name-anything that keeps us from amazing answers to prayers and from seeing the mighty hand of God working on our behalf in a world of gross darkness. (James 5:16)

Suzie didn’t know anything about this. She called me and said, ‘I had the strangest dream. I saw a woman walking outside at night yelling like a town crier. She was yelling God does not want wimpies, He wants Warriors’.

We can’t underestimate the power of God. He flung the stars into space and put them in their proper place. (Job 26:7-14)  If He wants to use you, He will have you in the prayer closet in 2.5 seconds because He knows your heart and He will refine you in the fire.  It is a long process and you may not know what is going on for years, but then one day you know.  (Zechariah 13:8-9) You will know that you found the priceless pearl.  (Matthew 13:45-46)

He helped me to see that whatever my circumstance, I can rise above it.  The waters wil not overtake me and the flames they will not burn me.  (Isaiah 43:2)

God knows His prayer warriors and they know Him. Suit up in this fierce battle we are seeing out in the land and speak God’s word. Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our weapons are not of this world. Our weapons are given to us in Ephesians 6. Our weapons call on the Great I Am that fights for us.

Susie went to sleep one night and had a dream where she saw gross darkness so thick she couldn’t see to walk. She held on to anything she could to keep walking and to find light. Light was the most important thing-More precious than food or water. She had others following and when she saw a light in the distance she yelled RUN TO IT!  (John 8:12)

As she got closer to the light she knew that it was me walking but she couldn’t see my face. She just saw the light. This light has nothing to do with me other than being a willing empty vessel to carry it. It is the light of Jesus in us.(Isaiah 9:2; 60).  In this dream I represented the believer walking with Jesus. For it is His light that shines in us. Without Him we have no light. We walked on and saw people that tried to get to us but their chains of bondage had them shackled and held back.

Isaiah 58 tells us to help the orphans and the widows and when we fast to fast for those strongholds to be broken. Lift up your voice and pray that the chains be broken in the name of Jesus. Lift up your voice to our Savior and praise the name of the Lamb for He alone is worthy. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Walk in the Spirit as He will show us the way. This is not our world. We are just passing through. Walk in the Light that is Him in you so that others will see that light and be led to the One that holds that light.

He will give you and your family protection in this time. He is covering so many.  There are so many testimonies. We are His Bride, His Church. If we don’t speak when He tells us to, the rocks will cry out in the fields.  (Luke 19-39:40)

His power is so great at this time that if we rise above we will see it. We will know He is still God and as this battle rages we are covered. Don’t look at the enemy He said will be coming, but look into the heavens at the chariots of fire in God’s army. If you think you are alone and surrounded, you just haven’t looked up. (2 Kings 6:17) (Psalm 91)

When you go to the yard to run off what means to hurt you, you don’t stick your children in front of you to say here, hit them first. Neither does God. The verses on His protection give so much peace.

This is not to say if He calls you to speak out for His plan and His glory that you won’t be exposed, but He will be with you. The flames may burn around you but it will be like the three in the fire but four were seen and the only things that burned were the ties that had them bound. (Daniel 3)  Crazy faith.

The Holy Spirit spoke through me in a dream telling people that ‘they will be coming’.  I didn’t know who they were but I knew it wasn’t good.  He said fill the gaps with prayer and His word. He said put it all out there; it will never go bad.  His word was represented by the most beautiful fruit. And it had no expiration date. (Amos 9:11) (Matthew 24:35)

We are just passing through to a paradise we can’t comprehend to the love of a Father that we can’t comprehend. I heard a pastor very close to me say ‘I just don’t believe that even one person that loves the Lord and wants to be with Him will ever be turned away.’  You may be despised and rejected by the world, but you are amazing in His eyes. God bless you and go with the Lord. (John 6:37)  For thy light has come, SHINE!

Encouraging Dream for the Bride 6-28-20

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I was told in a dream to speak to some pastors, so I told a few I wanted to meet with them to tell things the Lord showed me. They sat down but kept speaking to all in the room but me.  I hadn’t even told them anything yet. One of the pastors was a six year old boy that had a fit. He said a lot plus he said he wasn’t buying what I was selling. I told him I hadn’t said anything yet.  He walked out. I thought how can a six year old boy speak those big words he was speaking.  (I have previously felt led to share things more with pastors than anyone.)

I left and rode from place to place on a 4 wheeler. I couldn’t control the 4 wheeler or get the breaks to work, but when I needed to stop the 4 wheeler would just stop. If it felt it was getting out of control, it would just soon straighten up again.

While driving I looked to the left and saw a beautiful scene. A woman and man were partners in a gymnastics dance.  I knew both of them as best friends and loved them so very much.  I also knew the woman was actually disabled, but when dancing with him she was so beautiful and perfect.  Her moves were precise without a flaw.  I was so glad to see how perfect she was with him and how dancing with him made her able to do what she was doing. They were locked in hands and feet as they flipped and swung around. She was disabled no more while he carried her into positions where she could actually stand at times and her arms and legs moved gracefully.

They both wore white but her garments had stripes cut into them.  As the garments zoomed in it looked like when a knife or claw just rips through fabric.

Now for them to be my best friends and for me to know she was actually disabled and for me to feel so much love between us, I woke having no idea who they were.

I immediately started speaking to the Lord about it when suddenly I knew.

She represented the Bride of Christ and He was Jesus Christ. Alone she can do nothing, but with Him all things are possible. And by His stripes she is healed. I went to the prayer swing so humbled that tears flowed down my face.  It is the most beautiful message I have ever received.  The Bride of Christ is made up of men and women alike.  His message is so simple.  I pray this encourages you today as it has me.

Don’t look at the messenger but the Great I Am that sent it. That name is to be glorified and praised.  I am just His vessel.

Isaiah 53.5 KJV
Philippians 4:13 KJV

(picture above sent to me by a family member)

Time off – 6-26-20

I will be away for awhile.  My father-in-law passed.  It is one of the sad stories so many are going through at this time.  We had not been able to see him for two or three months.  We finally saw him through a doorway Father’s Day when he went to a different facility.  A facility that was apparently not good for him.  I can’t go into any other details, but he is not suffering any longer.

Thank you for your prayers at this time and I will be praying for all of you.  All of you that hear from the Lord in different ways and try to spread the true gospel.  I have a recent comment on my page that says the truth is a Man.  And we believers know that man is Jesus.

Blessings to you all!  God is still in control and He has us in His hands!

Finding Peace – 6-21-20

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People can say don’t let these things bother you or stand strong and know that He is God, but the fact is we are human and our feelings are going to come in upon us anyway, even if for a short while.

We react according to the person that we are or have become.  Sometimes that reaction is because of how we were raised and sometimes that reaction is because we can remember that one day we saw the face of God in everything and we came to know Him and He changed us.  He changed our hearts and He renewed our minds.

But no matter how hard the day is or how we are feeling or struggling to hang on, there is still that early morning and that late evening when we can sit outside or see out the window and we can see the power of God in His creation as He is still here and in our hearts. We see the sunrise and how it blasts over the trees and the darkness rolls away.  We hear his creation in the birds and the crickets, or the rustling if the leaves.

And in the evenings when we see the sun setting in the splashes of purple, red and gold across the sky, we know that it is a time of rest and another reminder that no matter what happens between the sun up and the sun rise and the sunrise and the sun up, He is still with us and we are reminded of His promises that He keeps. And in Him we see that there is hope for a Brighter day.

When I first began seeing visions, there was a night the Lord told me to get off the TV, the Internet, and the cell phone.  He let me hear a song and it was coming from up above. It was all the saints from the church where I grew up sitting on the bench with my grandmother, Esther. I could not hear the words at first but I knew that I knew the music.  When I heard the words, the only words that I heard were ‘Count the milestones one by one, Jesus will forsake you never, it is better farther on.

What a promise.  That night told me He needs our full attention, things are about to get a little rocky, but hang on for He is with us.

I pray we can look beyond what we see in the world, beyond how we feel at moments, and see the power and the glory of God. I pray we can hang on to His promises. He is with us.

I pray that God blesses you in this day to find inner peace where He dwells and find a place to hear Him speak and see the beauty that is still here.

You are very loved!

The Remnant – 6-18-20

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There is still a quiet strength about the earth, a remnant in prayer no matter what is seen or heard. A remnant of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the GREAT I AM.

Caught off guard a minute at times, hope and faith lets not the heart be troubled for Elohim is a God of provision, protection, and strength – The one true God our Father, God our Savior, and God our Holy Spirit.

This remnant has the light of Jesus within, seeing Him in all things, gathering in spirit in one accord.  No march for the public display as they are known by the Father of the Prayer Closet.

An army of His might to pull down strongholds and do greater things.  Weapons not of this world.  This remnant that has been made strong through the fire and for His purpose, His glory.

There is no need to count the army against this remnant as their view is the chariots of fire.

There is always a remnant.  The Word is made to comfort us, not our nightstand or bottom drawer.

Revelation 21:3      Matthew 6:6      John 1:14      Philippians 2:10-11      Deuteronomy 31:6

Isaiah 66:15

(I took this picture during an unexpected storm.  I am always amazed at God’s power when I see a storm brewing.  Psalm 104:3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind.)

Put No Faith In Bandwagons – 6-17-20

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I keep seeing so many bandwagons to jump on.  Bandwagons of hate.  Focus on things above seems to be lost or on a back burner at best.  This scripture stood out to me when I was reading;

1 John 4

20 – If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21 – And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brothers also.

These bandwagons don’t have our best interest in mind.  They don’t love us and they don’t want to take care of us.  Our focus and faith on God’s promises will see us through.

(Picture taken by me.  An unexpected storm came up when the forecast called for no rain.  Choppy waves came up and the wind blew.  I told everybody in the boat to pray.  I asked Jesus how many times had he stopped the stormy winds that we don’t even know about.  The winds stopped and the waves died down.  We were able to get to safety before it stormed.  I praise Him for His answer to prayers.  Matthew 9:29)

 

Power In This Day 6-8-20

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There is power in this day in the name of Jesus!  Rise up, lift up your heads, lift up your hands, lift up your voice!  Take all He has for you today!  In the name of Jesus rise and take what He has for you!

I pray that He breaks every chain and blesses you and your family today with His power like no one else can!  I pray that you see Him in everything today!  Look up!

Praise His Name!  There Is No Other Name!  Be encouraged!  You are loved!

(picture of sunset from a family member)

Praise the Lord – 6-7-20

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Sometimes we can read a scripture that we just fall in love with.  It holds so much for us; it draws us in.  The Word of God is alive.  In the beginning was the Word.  Psalm 19 is one of those for me that I just held onto.  It begins by just singing God’s praises.

I never get enough of the beauty in the sunrises and sunsets.  Each and every day it never gets old.  I love using the pictures that family and friends send too.  The beauty of the Lord is so incredible that words fall short.

And between that sunrise and sunset, and between that sunset and sunrise, God weaves a most precious tapestry for our lives.  When we walk with the Holy Spirit, we can better follow that weaving that is meant for our good.  A weaving more incredible that our human minds cannot even comprehend.  He speaks to us and in the night He reveals knowledge.

This scripture reminds me of a dream where the Holy Spirit was speaking through me telling people to put it all out there.  Pastors preach, messengers tell what you biblically see and hear.  The Word was demonstrated by beautiful fruit, and we were in a field putting it all out onto fruit stands.  But there were gaps and we were told in that field to fill those gaps and pray.  He said they’ll be coming.

Verse 4 – Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Verse 7 and 8 tells us the statues of the Lord make wise the simple and the precepts give joy to the heart and light to the eyes.

The Holy Spirit in that dream told me that what we put out will never go bad.  He said don’t worry about that.  Praise the Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.  Shine His light into this world.

God bless you!

(I was looking for a picture with a cloud that had a heart in it for a post one day.  I couldn’t find what I was looking for so I went outside to take a break and this cloud was over my head.  God is so good.  So often He knows the desires of our heart before we even ask.)

Contentment – 6-6-20

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I have never seen the world in so much confusion and chaos.  I said not long ago that if I could actually see this spiritual darkness, I probably couldn’t drive.  But I go to the secret garden, the prayer swing.  The most amazing peace and contentment comes over me.  If you don’t have a place yet, I encourage you to find that place to be alone with the Lord so that you can empty yourself and He can fill you up.  There is nothing else like it.  Be encouraged.  He loves you and you love Him.  That is the most important.  I’ve been sitting in the prayer swing for years now and when dumb founded by wordly events, I just look up.  “I love you, and you love me, and that is all that matters.  That is my constant throughout my life.

God bless you.  I pray you find that peace and that rest.  There is nothing else like it.

Picture by me

Steady as she goes – 6-5-20

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I was praying the other day and I heard ‘steady as she goes’.  It describes someone or something progressing in a stable manner.  This nautical phrase was originally used in reference to a ship that was sailing steadily.

It has been on my mind again this morning.  When I feel the Holy Spirit very strongly, writing will flow.  Then there is rest again.  Steady as she goes.

Don’t look to the left or to the right.  Stay the course.  Steady as she goes.  The world is in chaos but He has overcome the world.  Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.  1 John 4:4

It is good to have a peaceful place to go beside the still waters, a place to come into peace of the Lord.  A place where the light shines so brightly amongst the darkness all around.

I pray you rest in precious grace that is so freely given, and not of works lest any man should boast.  A place where you are wrapped tightly under the wing of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Steady as she goes.

Photo by me