It’s time – 11-9-19

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It is time to stand on God’s promises.  Press in and get under His wing.  He said He will never leave us nor forsake us.  Stand for the truth – there is a Jesus, our Savior.  He is the son of God.  He died on the cross and said ‘it is finished’.  God will fight for us and give us strength to endure.  When we are weak, He is strong.  He has shown us many times that He has taken care of His people in times of trouble, and He has not stopped.  We have to stand on what we know now and not what we think.  Have no fear.

I saw a scary time in my life with my first mini-stroke.  I walked into the ER and asked ‘well, what do You think of this’?  I opened the bible on a table and was a Isaiah 43:2.  It reads – When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

That was His promise to me, and with that, He carried me through.

We are coming into a time that is unchartered territory for most.  But though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, His unfailing love for us will not be shaken or His covenant of peace be removed.

He tells us that no weapon forged against us will prevail.  No one can take away what He has given us.  Press in with fasting and prayer.  He gave me Isaiah 58 in 2015.  He gave it to me twice before I realized he was telling me to read it and hold it dear to my heart.

Seek His face and ask Him your questions.  Do not depend on man to give you the answers.  We confess our sins and He is faithful and just to forgive.  He will hold us in His righteous right hand and never leave us.  Do not be afraid nor discouraged.  This is not our home.  We are just passing through.

God bless you and your family.  We all have family of the blood and of the heart.  God knows what is near and dear to us.  I opened my bible to read the other day and was at Jeremiah 39.  I read – Behold, I will bring my words upon this city of evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.  But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.  For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord. I knew He was speaking to me in this time from a message given in a time long ago.

Trust in the Lord and the Holy Spirit will lead and guide you.  Look up to no man, no politician, none other than the Lord.  Look up and trust in Him.  He will lead you to where you need to go, what you need to do, and what you need to say.  Total trust in Him makes all fear flee.  No debate and no strife, just total trust in the Lord.

God bless you is my prayer.  Stay strong in the Lord for He alone is our sovereign God.

Only One 10-18-19

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I saw two studies recently where a small boy was placed on the street in the cold without a coat.

Out of the hours filmed, only one person stopped to even ask each one ‘are you ok’? And one of those that stopped was homeless; he gave his coat, money, and words of encouragement.

We serve a God that sends manna from heaven in the desert and multiplies a little boy’s lunch to feed the masses. He makes a way for us to do that. I’ve seen it so many times and it astonishes me at His loving mercy. I pray I will be that one that has faith and love enough for my neighbor as myself.

Exodus 16:35

Matthew 14:14-21 emphasis on verse 16 when Jesus said ‘YOU feed them.’

Isaiah 58:10

Luke 10:25-37

Peaceful Silence 10-13-19

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Words are so powerful ~ We cut and we kill, but give account we will.

I love the silence and I’m more aware of its power lately as I feel the need to keep silent.  Words and the heart say so much as words tell us what’s on a person’s heart.  Out of the heart the mouth speaks, and guarding our tongue keeps our soul from trouble.

If I had known the power of words in my youth, not even half of them would have escaped through the gate that should have been so guarded.  I sat in the swing this morning with the feeling of the Holy Spirit coming over me and felt the need to repent of words.

I opened my bible to Matthew 12 where it spoke of words – so powerful a verse.  Whether writing or speaking, guard the words that escape.

The flesh man cannot live in the wilderness, fasting and being alone with God.  Hurts and unforgiveness dealt with there in the secret place of peaceful silence.

Jesus 9-29-19

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When we find ourselves in the wilderness of loneliness, God will speak the most.  And if we speak as a true pastor, messenger, prophet – we will find ourselves in this loneliness.  For speaking as a true child of God means we speak unpopular things and in an unpopular way.  Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us.  He was not accepted by His own, therefore he was not able to do many works there.  He pressed forward.

The wilderness makes us see things from a distance like the church buildings with man’s interpretations of the scripture.  Dip or sprinkle, Saturday or Sunday, uniform in worship or running to the alter, offerings taken up or dropped in a basket when leaving, praying to Jesus or Mary, repenting or leaving it to God as to where we spend eternity.  Whatever the difference, its a difference that keeps the children of God from worshipping together.  The church building was to be a house of prayer for the church.

We were meant to love, worship, and help together.  There was a box in the pet store for donations.  It ran over with pet food.  A box in the grocery store was empty.  My heart went out to the undocumented orphans being raised by disabled elderly grandparents.

I saw a bird this morning singing to all creation from branch to branch with leaves before his face.  The true pastors, messengers, and prophets will continue to sing of Jesus from place to place, but it will not be our light that man sees but the light of Jesus in us.  We have no light of our own for it is His work we proclaim and not our work for we do the work of the Father in Heaven, from where all blessings flow.

It is the fruit of His words and His works that we put out in love, joy, and kindness with peace, patience, and faithfulness.  Against these things there is no law.  We point the way of the ancient paths, the good way where there is rest for the souls.  For the world does not see Him and cannot accept Him, but we see Him-the Spirit of Truth.  Christ does not leave us as orphans but with a Comforter whether on the mountain top or in the valley of wilderness.

So we sing.  We sing with our face behind a branch of His love and His saving grace.  Where there is hope in this fallen world, and joy and love beyond the comprehension of the minds of mortal man.

Galatians 5:22-23    Jeremiah 6:16    Micah 6:8    John 14:15-30    Isaiah 58

(picture from the shores of Alabama)

God Needs Warriors – 8-18-19

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I sat before the Lord in the prayer swing this morning, tears just streaming down my face. We cannot even comprehend God’s love or His power. We know He sent His only begotten Son, but we can’t really comprehend that when we look at our own children.

He answers our prayers and everything works out for His glory. Scriptures tell us Jesus’ name means God with us. He has not left us and He never will. He is with us just as He promised.

I have been a little cowardly and discouraged. I kept saying that I can’t be wimpy. God needs warriors. That kept running through my head all week. And I would sit in the prayer swing and tell the Lord that I know He doesn’t need wimpies; He needs warriors.

At the end of the week I was on the phone with my sister and we were just about to hang up when she said ‘I had the oddest dream’. She said ‘A woman was walking around outside in my dream. She just kept yelling at everybody ‘God does not want wimpies! He wants warriors!’ She couldn’t figure out why she dreamed that or why it was worded in that way.

Wimpies means cowards.

I told her that was for me and those are the words that have been going through my head and out my mouth all week. We were both so amazed. We limit Him when his omnipotent hand cannot be limited. All we know are limits and time and space, but with God there is no limit at all and He let me know that. He is so amazing and worthy to be praised.

I pray you have a blessed day in the Lord as we pray for one another and lift each other up. God said it. He needs warriors

Blessed Hope – 8-3-19

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The Lord is so faithful. He tells us to not be afraid and He will never leave us nor forsake us. That means in times of trouble, no matter how bad things may appear to be, He is with us. Sing for joy and take refuge in the name of Jesus. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Rest in His omnipotent power. We have troubles in this world, but there is a place we go for an eternity where we will never know trouble. In the shadow of His wings, until the disaster has passed, He will deliver us from our enemies.

Though we walk in the midst of trouble, He is our light. He saves us with His right hand.  Be encouraged. We are hard pressed but not crushed, struck down but not destroyed. God is our rock. Call His name and repent. He gives eternal life to never perish. Because of our Shepherd we lie down in green pastures as He refreshes our soul. There is no evil to fear, even in the darkest valley as He prepares a table for us before our enemies.

Be encouraged. Lift up your eyes to the mountains. Our help comes from the Lord.

Treasures of the Snow – 7-26-19

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The Treasures of the Snow 7-26-19

The first end-time dream, as I call it, was when I was in my twenties. It was actually more than one but they came together.  After that I didn’t have one for about thirty years.  I didn’t know much about God growing up other than what he put in my heart; he was with me.

At the time of this dream, I didn’t have much bible knowledge at all. I didn’t fully understand some of it, but as time passed I did. It is posted on this site as one of the first so you have to scroll way down to get to it. It tells of how, in the dream, I was in town with other people at night. I looked up at a huge tree and through its bare limbs I could see where a face had formed as I looked at the moon through the limbs. The face had a bald head. I started calling attention to it to first one person and then the other. No one seemed interested and no one could see what I was talking about at all.  I knew it was the antichrist.

There were men that were very angry at what I was doing. I don’t know who these men were but they began coming after me. They chased me so hard I ran down a narrow dirt road and wound up crossing a fence and going into a pasture. One drove an old blue pickup truck and rammed through the fence and never slowed down. I finally made it to a small white church where I walked through the door to find people sitting on backless benches. They were mesmerized with their faces positioned straight ahead and their eyes wide open but not seeing. I was yelling so loud but they couldn’t see me or hear me.

I suddenly found myself with a group of women and children. None of us knew each other. No child knew any adult and no adult knew any child. We were in a metal-type building like you see the gyms at the churches now. There were troops outside that wore uniforms and spoke a different language. I don’t remember the uniforms or the language. We had two at our building. As the weather began to turn cold, I and other women began to gather sticks outside to place on the floor inside and start a fire to warm the children. The troops became so angry they slapped the sticks from our arms and yelled something in their language.

As the other women and I stood just outside the building, the Lord spoke to an older woman that was with us. I don’t know who the woman was, but I remember telling the other ladies that she said God told us to bring down the snow from the mountain. We didn’t question this at all. We brought down the snow from the mountain and we covered the floor of this metal building inside. As we finished covering the floor, we could feel that the snow had turned warm on the underside. As the troops continued to laugh at us for our crazy work we were doing, we placed the children and babies under this snow as a blanket of protection from the cold. The Lord had truly prepared a table for us before our enemies.

In the next scene, I was running from gunfire. I ran through the parking lot and was able to grab hold of a door knob on a vehicle and hang on with my feet suspended. The gunfire was all around, even coming under the vehicles. Suddenly, the sky lit up so bright in color that I looked up and saw Jesus coming down. I ran so fast and so hard toward Him yelling ‘Thank God, Thank God, Thank God!’. As His face turned toward mine, a feeling of love that I had never known came toward me from Him. It was an unconditional love so overwhelming that it took my breath away and woke me up in shivers and tears.

Over the years, I have found so many verses for so many scenes in this dream. Sometimes I will read a verse and know it goes with it. The most amazing connection was just a few months ago when I read a verse in Job that spoke of the treasures of the snow.

Job 38:22-23
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail. Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

I found a site called idahobaptist.com that speaks of these treasures where the author says the snow he was shoveling hit him in the face and prompted him to research the snow verses in the bible. Proverbs 25:13 – As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

Sometimes someone can point out something we missed. The author said that with the verses of snow in the old and the new testaments, the new shows the Lord’s glory. Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? The treasure isn’t the diamond, but where the diamond is kept.