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)

Waiting on God – 8-29-19

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I woke and before my eyes opened I was seeing people sitting on a couch. They were content and I remember thinking they aren’t tired or ill or upset. I knew they were waiting.  I heard in the spirit ‘I know they have been waiting for a very long time’.

Then I knew we need to speak life into our situation and into our prayers. Pray believing for the answer according to God’s will. Thank Him in all things and never let a negative thought take root in our head or speak negative words. The battlefield is in the mind and words are very powerful. He has a plan for our life and it is not His will that all who follow Him should suffer.

When God has us waiting, we need to rest in Him and have faith His answer will come.

My morning devotion speaks of the same thing.  God always sending confirmations of His word.

1 John 5:14-15 – And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.

Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.

Isaiah 55:11 – So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Psalm 40:4 – Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust . . .

Romans 8:28-29 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

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.

In The Cross 6-27-19

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This is a picture of my son on Mr. P’s ranch.  Mr. P told so many wonderful stories.  He was close friend’s with Henry Ford.  Mr. P patented a tiny bolt or something for a car, but to know him you’d never realize his wealth.  We would go to breakfast or lunch and I would always tell him it was my time to pay but he would always say ‘maybe next time’.  He was from Sweden or Switzerland, I forget which now.  He would tell stories of living there with his mother, and the amazing story of his two aunts that bought tickets on the Titanic when it went down.  They fortunately had rescheduled due to a conflict.  He lived a simple, quiet life overflowing with faith in the Lord.

I’m reminded of this picture as I was awakened in the night hearing the song, ‘In The Cross’.  I see it sometimes called In the Cross and sometimes Near the Cross.  I prefer In The Cross.  Times like that are a wonderful praise and worship with the Lord.  Such a blessing in the night.  I prefer the songs where the voices make the music.  He reminds us to stay in the cross near Him.  God bless you as you walk with Him in a quiet life under his protection.  There is so much to be in prayer over these days.

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Jesus keep me near the cross.  There a precious fountain.  Free to all, a healing stream.  Flows from Calvary’s mountain.

In the cross, in the cross. Be my glory ever.  Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

Near the cross, a trembling soul, love and mercy found me.  There the bright and morning star sheds its beams around me.

In the cross, in the cross.  Be my glory ever.  Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

Near the cross O Lamb of God, bring its scenes before me, help me walk from day to day, with its shadows o’er me.

In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever.  Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

Near the cross, I’ll watch and wait, hoping, trusting ever.  Till I reach the golden strand just beyond the river.

In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever.  Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

There is Light – 2-7-19

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Sitting on the porch in the woods this morning in this spring like weather in the south, the simplest thing came before me in such a mighty way.

The sun rises in the east behind me and begins to shed its light on the trees.  There is still darkness on the bottom but on the top, the sun slowly shines to overcome the darkness.

It overcomes the darkness every 24-hour period to remind us of the Light that is present every single day.  That is powerful.  Every single day.  We don’t worry about tomorrow; its taken care of.  But live in every single day knowing the light of Jesus is in us and is shining to overcome the darkness.  Here are some verses to comfort those that walk with the light in a dark world.  God bless you today!

John 1:5 kjv – And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Luke 1:79 kjv – To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 12:46 kjv – I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Psalm 18:28 kjv – For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

John 8:12 kjv – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Ephesians 5:8 kjv – For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.