Believe 5-21-20

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The Christmas ornament in this picture came from a charity in the mail with another one like it a few years ago.  After Christmas I packed the tree ornaments away.  One of these ornaments showed up in the house later so I put it over a picture.  The other one showed up after that one so I put it over something too.  They still hang in the house.

These are reminders for anyone that comes through the door.  They are reminders that we need to believe now more than ever.  We are at, what is being called, the ‘new normal’.  I keep hearing that everywhere I go now.  The latest was at the teller window at the bank.  She was wearing a mask and said this is the new normal for when we open the lobby.

I had a vision of a playful scene when things went haywire in Hawaii and heard the words ‘things will never be the same again’.  I knew it didn’t just mean Hawaii.  I have held on to that with the belief that we are in God’s hands.  Fear and faith can’t reside together.  The Lord has been warning many of us of the devastation that has come and some still to come.  Destruction comes in forms other than rockets and missiles.

We can’t force anyone to believe, but the shakings from God can.  This is why believers pray for God’s peace at this time.  We know He has to do what He has to do.  We see the chaos, but we sit in our secret place with the Lord and listen for ‘His’ voice.

Some scriptures that I came across this week are very encouraging.  I don’t usually just read the verse but the chapter.  This Book was given to us for our walk with the Lord.  I came to realize the words are alive and resonating in our spirit as we read.  They give encouragement and sometimes they are the rod.  I’m thankful for the rod as well as the staff.

Jesus is the only one that could have cast a stone but he didn’t.  It is very encouraging that He does not condemn but gives life.  John 8

We rejoice as we are clothed with garments of salvation and the robe of righteousness.    Isaiah 61

He is our light and as we walk with Him in truth we fellowship with one another.  This is our God’s tender mercy whereby the day spring from on high hath visited us.  Luke 1

I think often how God has shown so much to those in the dessert places or shut up in prisons.  Hence, we sit alone with Him.  What stands out to me in Jeremiah 39 is when the Lord says that He will bring His words upon the city of evil and not for good.  He will deliver him in that day and not into the hand of the men he feared.  He will not fall by the sword because of His trust in Him.

In Isaiah 43  – When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.  They won’t sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire you won’t be burned.

His grace is sufficient and His strength made perfect in our weakness.  Thank God for the perfect shepherd; we don’t want for anything.  So grateful for the green pastures, the still waters, the restoration of our soul, and the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  We walk through the valley but fear no evil for He walks with us.  2 Corinthians 12, Psalm 23

I had a vision awhile back where He said to hang on to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  There was an urgency about it.  God bless you and yours as you walk with our Shepherd in His guiding light.  Be not shaken with the things of this world as He transforms us and renews our minds to dwell on Him.  He has shown me He is with us in these storms, so with us He is.  I pray that you take comfort in that.

Get out of that dark corner 5-12-20

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Over the past few days there would be a scripture, maybe a chapter, maybe a verse, I would read that I knew to keep with me.  I could see as this was happening to keep these close because something was coming together.  This morning it finally flowed.

Scripture tells us to be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let our requests be made known unto God.

If you’re like me lately, I can find myself worrying about everything and not laying it at the Lord’s feet.  I have to stay focused in order to do this, and the problem at the moment is focus.  The battlefield is definitely in the mind.

Worry can keep our light hidden.  It will put us in a corner crouched with a crowd of others.  Arise, shine, for our light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon us.  And we look up from that crowded dark corner and whisper, “Who?  Me?”

And He says, “Yes, you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but I have risen upon you and My glory appears over you.”

So we get out of that corner and walk toward His light so that He can fill our lanterns with oil until our cup runneth over.  We walk out of there not trusting in what we feel right now, but trusting in what we know.  We place the burdens at His feet in faith as we give thanks for His protection and provision, but most of all His mercy and His grace and love.  For which without any of the last three, we would not be here at all to shine.  We would be in the darkness to never see a light at all.

Because of our surroundings, we think it is dark around us as it is around the world.  But nay my brothers and sisters in Christ.  There is a Light around us, a glory like never before.  He tells us that we believe in Him, therefore greater works we do.  He will answer our prayers as we ask with a contrite heart to glorify His name.

If we ask for an egg, will He give us a scorpion?  We are so imperfect but if our children ask for something, we still give good gifts.  So think on the perfect Father and how much more he gives the Holy Spirit to them that ask.

The stork in heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; do we not know the judgment of the Lord?  Do we not know the time we are in?

This is the time we must focus so that we don’t worry and we lay it all at Jesus’ feet.  Keep a trained mind, stop the thoughts we know should not be there.  Know the Light within us and let it shine so that the ones in those dark corners can see it – not to be led to us but to the Lord.

Keep a praise on our lips for your glory Father.  No offering we could offer for it is finished by the perfect Lamb.  Keep us mindful that our sacrifice to you is a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart.  Strengthen us as we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but our hearts and minds are stayed on you on that mountaintop, from whence our glory comes and our cup runneth over.  We praise your heavenly name as we do the works of the Father with the light of Jesus within us.  Faith and not by sight, for our eyes CAN see!  BEHOLD, OUR KING!

Miracles – 4-23-20

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Some are seeing chaos, destruction, and confusion.  I know a couple that stood in their hallway while a tornado took their house from them, except for the hallway.

Some are seeing hatred and protesting in the streets.  I know a young man that in the midst of all the evil in the world, gave his life to Christ.

Some are seeing death of their loved ones and no way to have a funeral.  I saw a young woman morn her 103 year old grandmother, but praised God that her children were blessed to know her.  Her life was a testimony of the love of God and everyone that knew her was blessed.

Some are turning to alcohol and drugs as darkness is covering our nation.  I saw a young woman overcome addiction to care for and think of someone besides herself.

Some are having abortions because their hearts can’t see a baby deserves a life.  They don’t trust that God will make a way.  I saw a young woman giving birth in a car while having a car accident.  The officers did not give up until they found the baby.  It was tucked in a small space under the back seat, resting peacefully.

Some are not believing in anything of God or seeing His hand in anything at work.  I saw a young man get off a four wheeler one minute before the driver took off again and crashed and flipped.  It would have crushed the young boy that stepped off one minute before the accident.

Every single day I am looking at the Word of God to hear Him speak.  Every single day He is speaking.  Seek His face to see His hand at work.

He is speaking every day as I look at His word.  This is what He is showing me.

Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while…Mark 6

……I am with you, saith the Lord……Haggai 1:13

Believe ye that I am able to do this?……According to your faith be it unto you….Matthew 9

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.    Psalm 16

Be blessed.  Be encouraged.  See the miracles of His hand.  And be grateful we are in it.

God bless you and your families!

(pictures taken at my barn)

God’s Peace and Promises 3-11-20

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I found it hard today not to get caught up in this craziness all around.  I think I even scared a couple people myself.  I thought this can’t happen .  I headed to the store so my granddaughter could pick out her birthday present.  I looked up and said a little prayer.

 

While in the store, an elderly lady that was bent over in stature kept going through her purse to find her money.  I quietly asked the clerk to ring her things with mine.  I don’t normally tell these things but God had a purpose for this.  The sweetest little lady I’ve ever seen put her arms around me and told me God is going to bless me a million fold.  I told her He already has.  This was his instruction to me of what I need to be mindful of.

 

I looked up as I was driving back home and saw an angel in a cloud.  As she glided with the wind I saw she had wings and her hands were in praying position.  It was all I could do to hold it together.  God’s peace flooded over me like a river.  His peace is there for the asking and remember to pray without ceasing.  He gives His angels charge over us.

 

I was then reminded of a vision-like dream I had October 6, 2018.  I found myself holding onto an iron farm triangle bell.  I looked down and knew if I didn’t hang on I would fall.  I looked back up and heard ‘hold on’!  I knew the three corners were God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

I just thanked the Lord and praised His Holy Name for letting me see Him again today.

 

(Picture taken by family member.)

Eye of the Storm 2-28-18

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This dream from 2-28-18 was very powerful.  It told of things to come, but the last part of the dream gave so much encouragement.  The battle is already won.

The dream began with me riding in a small boat.  I kept to my lane on the flooded road and boats coming in the opposite direction kept to their lane as we would in a car.  As I reached anything sticking up out of the water, as a fence post, I would place money or food on it so anyone coming along behind me that needed it could take it.

I stopped at a multi-story abandoned building that had been set up for use because of this flood.

The first room I went to had a couple young girls in it and they showed me the small tags on necklaces they had been given so they could get food.  They were not at all worried and were very content.  The numbers were four digits.  The first one started with 36 but I couldn’t remember the rest.  The other one was 4760 and it stood out to me.  This was not the mark, but it showed me the famine after the floods.

There were a few people in the next room.  It was being used to make frozen pizza or anything quick someone may come in and need.  My neighbor was discouraged because she wasn’t getting much money at all for the food.  I asked if my youngest grandson had given much and she shook her head no.  I told her I’d be back and bring her more money.  I looked down at the desk in front of her and saw a basket of keys.  I knew they belonged to the taxis on the street that could not run.

The next room was full of red-headed graduates in their caps and gowns.  One was to my left standing with my family that is in the educational field, good Godly mentors.  That graduate was excited to make bishop and was going to enjoy his calling.  He was so relaxed and friendly with a sweet smile of contentment on his face.  The others to the right stood without educators.   They were not content with their calling of bishop and were anxiously stressed to move beyond that.  Much later I read Titus 1:7 – ‘For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.’  Those standing alone did not receive the leading and education from the Holy Spirit that was indwelled in the one so content.

I left this dream for another where I appeared to be riding on white caps on an angry sea.  I was not afraid, just trying to figure out where I was going.  I soon saw what appeared to be a sink hole.  As the angry sea churned faster and faster I began to move faster and faster.  I found myself actually coming up on the eye of a hurricane.  The picture above is exactly what I was riding on.  The eye of a hurricane is the most peaceful place to be.  Get into the eye with Jesus and don’t focus on the storms.

May 2, 2018, I Heard ‘things will never be the same again’.

I asked for scripture after my dream and was given Isaiah 29.  I was later led to Acts 20.  I pray we walk in faith without fear and give God all the praise and glory for He alone is worthy.

The first time I posted this is earlier on this site and includes commentary that connects scripture with dream.  Thank you

 

Protection dream from 4-28-16

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On April 28, 2016, I had a dream where I was standing in the woods and looking up at the sky in the distance. That part of the sky was over a clearing such as a city or special area. Many helicopters came over it like military helicopters. They went into formation of a circle around the cleared area with their lights shining outward in protection. It was a perfect circle and the lights covered every bit of ground outside that area. They were hovering, protective, strong, united, focused.

I later heard a girl speak of dreaming an angel was leading people to a safe place and she heard the word Goshen. When I heard that word this dream came back to me. I felt the helicopters were the Army of God watching over a place of safety for Christians, or watching over Christians where they are. Goshen means a land or place of plenty and comfort.
Exodus 8:22 KJV – And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.

Being alone with the Lord at this time will benefit us so that we can hear His voice for instructions and feel His spirit for encouragement.  He tells us in scripture that He holds us with His righteous right hand.  He never said that He will at some point stop doing that.  God bless and keep you as He calms your spirit in times of trouble.

Isaiah 41:10 KJV – Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Bridge over Troubled Waters 3-4-20

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As I woke this morning I felt a burden in my spirit.  The thought went through my head that God’s people are panicking.  Then I kept hearing the song that has been on my mind lately ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’.  Sometimes I think that some of the lyrics in these old songs were given to artists from God.  They will say that they didn’t know where the words came from because they just sat down and within ten minutes there was a song.  I’m talking about the songs that lift us up and give us hope.

We need to get out of the troubled waters and step onto the bridge.  Jesus is the bridge in times of trouble.

When I began getting messages frequently from the Lord in 2015 regarding warnings, I would always have a message  in between of His love and protection.  God does not give us the spirit of fear.

I am strongly led to share some of those dreams of protection here today.

I was on a bridge or dam with my youngest granddaughter in the back seat.  There were so many tornadoes whipping around us.  I knew my vehicle would be taken up into the air for a minute but it would be gently put back down.  And that is how it happened.  I looked back at my granddaughter and she was very calm as she looked from the tornadoes to me with not a flinch in her eyes.  As I came to the end of the bridge, the water had risen in the road so high that I knew I couldn’t drive.  I could go to the left or the right, but the water rapidly flowed to the right.  I knew if I took the right that the water would take us into its current, but we would be okay.  I made the turn to the right and felt the water gently lift my vehicle.  We rode along with the current and we were fine.  March 2016

I had another dream where I was with my family where we had been vacationing.  We had actually gathered the children and grandchildren to be together for a week in the summer.  We did that for two summers.  In the dream, I was standing on the shoreline watching the grandchildren play in the water.  There was a park in the water where you could crawl through tunnels of glass and see underwater.  As I looked out on the horizon, I saw a huge wave coming at us.  We all got in our vehicles and followed each other along the shoreline.  As the wave hit I did see a person swept away but we were fine.  We were in convertibles and the water never touched us.  We made it to a safe place indoors where I stood and watched all my family seated around a very long table.  We have not been back to this location since a hurricane caused so much devastation.  2-18-17

Among other warnings, I received a dream where I could hear everything outside being torn apart.  I heard metal and debris flying through the air as it collided with each other.  I went to the bedroom to open the blinds and look out at this destruction.  Just before I reached the blinds I was pulled back and found myself on the bed face down.  I struggled to get up saying, “I have to make sure everyone in my house is safe”!  I couldn’t move but suddenly through my mind’s eye I could see my youngest grandchild was asleep in the bed next to me and he was covered with the comforter.  After that dream I saw where people had battery operated lights that they were so excited about, but I knew it was a false light.  And I could see the whispers and see the text messages where people were being very hateful to Christians.  But we were protected and we had nothing to fear.  As I drove the grandchildren to school the next morning, I kept thinking how that must have been the enemy that held me down and I wasn’t prepared at all.  Then a calm came over me and I heard in my spirit ‘that was me’.  It was my Lord and Savior protecting us all the time.  8-16-18

As I have had storms in my life, I open the bible and I am at Isaiah 43:2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

There is more but I will share this for now.  Please be encouraged.  We are in the palms of His hands.  Give the Lord thanks in all things, pray without ceasing, and let the Holy Spirit calm you.