8/30/2019 My Faithfulness

My child, don’t allow the enemy to spoon-feed lies to you. Yes, at times, you have been faithless; however, your nature does not dictate Mine. I am God, and I do not change. When you believe the enemy’s lies that say My thoughts toward you have changed because of your actions, chains of unbelief ensnare you, and your heart begins to harden. Despite what the enemy would have you believe, I am the same God in your failures, as in your successes. I am the One who lifts you when you fall and sets you on a high place; the One who redeems you and calls you by name. I am the One whose faithfulness lasts forever, and My thoughts to give you a future and hope are not negated by sin. Rather, it is My faithfulness that once again reveals truth and grants grace. You are not too far away that My hand does not reach you. Your one-worded cry for help reverberates in My ear as much as your words of adoration. Trust that My character and love has not been altered and allow Me to remove this shame that has been thrust upon you. Be at rest. Once more, I will prove My faithfulness to you. I know your heart of repentance, and I have not stopped working all things together for your good. Ps. 35:5-10, “ADONAI, in the heavens is Your grace; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like the great deep. You save man and beast, ADONAI. How precious, God, is Your grace! People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, they feast on the rich bounty of Your house, and You have them drink from the stream of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Continue Your grace to those who know You and Your righteousness to the upright in heart.” CJB 2 Tim. 2:11-13, “Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with Him, we will also live with Him. If we persevere, we will also rule with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.” CJB Ps. 117, “Praise ADONAI, all you nations! Worship Him, all you peoples! For His grace has overcome us, and ADONAI’s truth continues forever. Halleluyah!” CJB  

8/29/2019 My Light in You

Light expels darkness, and My light is within you! It is a purging, sanctifying fire that drives out all that would hinder you from walking in My life – the source of your glow. My light illuminates all it comes in contact with, providing clarity of mind and purpose as you move forward. Don’t be afraid as it shines on things long past that you thought were buried. The purpose of exposure is your healing. My light is also expansive and will grow to the extent that you allow it, even radiating forth from you! You are a child of the light! Why choose to sweat in the darkness when you were created to dance in the light? John 1:4-5, 9, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not suppressed it…This was the true light, which gives light to everyone entering the world.” CJB Eph. 5:8-10, “For you used to be darkness; but now, united with the Lord, you are light. Live like children of light, for the fruit of the light is in every kind of goodness, rightness and truth – try to determine what will please the Lord.” CJB I John 1:6-7, “If we claim we have fellowship with Him while we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and not living out the truth. But if we are walking in the light, as He is in the light, the we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of His Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.” CJB

8/28/2019 God’s Will Be Done

You must choose whether to surrender yourself to your will, the will of others, or Mine. At some point you will come to a crossroads, as did I, where you consciously choose to say, ‘Nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.’ My will is good and perfect; align your will with Mine and refuse to be intimidated by what circumstances or others desire. The enemy wants to back you into a corner where your vision is impaired, forcing your hand out of Mine. However, when you remain surrendered to Me, I will restore your sight and release you from the spiritual paralysis the enemy seeks to keep you in so that you can step boldly into the possibilities My presence affords. My will is that you live as an overcomer, sanctified and consecrated to Me, in the abundance I have prepared for you! Heb. 10:35-39, “So don’t throw away that courage of yours, which carries with it such a great reward. For you need to hold out; so that, by having done what God wills, you may receive what He has promised. For ‘There is so, so little time! The One coming will indeed come, He will not delay, but the person who is righteous will live his life by trusting and if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.’ However, we are not the kind who shrink back and are destroyed; on the contrary, we keep trusting and thus preserve our lives!” CJB Matt. 6:10, “May Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.” CJB Luke 22:42, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me; still, let not my will but Yours be done.” CJB

8/26/2019 Fix Your Eyes

Fix your eyes firmly upon My face and not upon the tumultuous waves around you. The enemy is creating circumstances that are contrary to Me, which sole purpose is to drown out the voice of My people and, and you must make a conscious decision not to look or listen to it. Speak forth My Word! Speak it with authority and with expectation and confidence in My faithfulness to you. Know that though the enemy makes a lot of noise, I AM Lord of the Sea and the Lord of Life, and his determination to destroy doesn’t touch My love for you. Match your words and cadence to Mine, knowing I am with you, and as you walk forward, take My hand and let Me lead you to a place of rest. It is possible to rest in the storm. Let Me show you how, and amid it all I will prove Myself God on your behalf. Matt. 14:22-33, “ Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now [b]in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.  Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

8/21/2019 Fashioned for the Finish

Persistence is required if you are to finish your race well. This is a long-distance race that takes you through desert places as well as the valley. If you are to complete this marathon, you must not only learn to pace yourself but to cast away all thoughts of quitting, whether in the dry place or camping in the serene. Think about what is true and of good report. I will lead you through to victory if you choose to persist even in the face of adversity. Remember that I am with you through it all, and I determined this race for you alone. I have trained you and given you the endurance necessary, for you’ve been fashioned for the finish, being made in the likeness of My image. Do you hear Me cheering you on to triumph? You started well, now continue towards the finish – that is what matters in the end – that you complete your race. Heb. 12:1-2, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

8/20/2019 For the Fence Sitters

You have yet to make a final choice for Me. Instead, you vacillate between your fleshly desires and the abundance of life I would give you. You stand far from Me, seeking My hand, but go your way and never stop long enough to give Me glory, when I, in My mercy, respond to your requests. Do you not realize I am more than just the answer to your need? I am your salvation; the One who redeems your life from destruction. Allow Me to meet not only your physical needs but your spiritual ones, as well. Do not stand at a distance. If you draw close to Me, I will draw close to you. Seek Me while I may be found. Now is the time of decision for the chasm between us is growing, and the fence you sit on opposes Me. Luke 17:11-19, “On his way to Yerushalayim [Jerusalem], Yeshua passed along the border country between Shomron [Samaria] and Galil. As he entered one of the villages, ten men afflicted with tzara’at [leprosy] met him. They stood at a distance and called out, ‘Yeshua! Rabbi! Have pity on us!’ On seeing them, he said, ‘Go and let the cohanim [priests] examine you!’ And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, as soon as he noticed that he had been healed, returned shouting praises to God, and fell on his face at Yeshua’s feet to thank him. Now he was from Shomron [Samaria]. Yeshua said, ‘Weren’t ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found coming back to give glory to God except this foreigner?’ And to the man from Shomron He said, ‘Get up, you may go; your trust has saved you.’ CJB Is. 55:6-7, “Seek ADONAI while He is available, call on Him while He is still nearby. Let the wicked person abandon his way and the evil person his thoughts; let him return to ADONAI, and he will have mercy on him; let him return to our God, for he will freely forgive.” CJB James 4:8-10, “Come close to God and He will come close to you. Clean your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded people! Wail, mourn, sob! Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into gloom! Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” CJB  

8/19/2019 Rest Amid the Prowling

My child, I am still delivering my people from the dens of lions. My willingness and ability are not in question. You, though, must learn to rest amid the prowling, trusting that I have set a divine boundary between you and that which seeks to consume you. Things are happening within the supernatural realm that you cannot see, and the lions have awakened and are hungry. If you are a target, it is because the light in you has drawn their attention. Don’t run or turn your back on them. Hold your ground, for I am Lord of the lions and they, too, must bow their knee to Me. Don’t become agitated; remain at peace. Morning is about to dawn, and your deliverance is at hand. Dan. 6:19-23, “Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, ‘Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?’ Then Daniel said to the king, ‘O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.’ Now the king was exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God.” NKJV

8/16/2019 Your Buffer; Your Defense

A tender heart is an object of the enemy’s attack. You have been struggling with thoughts and beliefs about yourself that are incompatible with the truth. Do not fear, My child. I am your buffer, your defense. I will stay the hand of the enemy that seeks to destroy the preciousness of your person and your identity in Me. Come. Let Me erase the distorted image in your mind and show you who you are from My perspective, setting you free from the chains that have held you captive for too long. You were never meant to live a lie but in the glorious reality of who I destined you to be. You are brave; you are beautiful; you are Mine! Jer. 17:14, “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.” NKJV Ps. 18:1b-3, “I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.” NKJV Ps. 118:14-16, “The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.” NKJV

8/15/2019 Reconnect to Me

Tired? Return to the place of your refreshment, the source of your strength. Life done outside of Me brings a slow withering away that turns you brittle. Return and reconnect to Me that I may revive you and fortify your roots. If you stay in fellowship with Me and with others who are connected to Me, you will find that you thrive in your place – a place of My choosing and design that will keep you in safety and bring refreshment. It is here that you will bear the fruit you’ve sought because you choose to abide in Me. John 15:4-5, “Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.” NKJV Jer. 17:7-8, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” NKJV

8/14/2019 Healing of the Waters

Many are praying for life to spring forth in a place where the water is contaminated, and the ground bears no fruit. I have heard your prayers and will bring healing to the water that My people may drink and bring refreshment to others and that fruitfulness may once again be seen in the land. Do not suppose that I will allow malignancy to thrive in the water. No, I will purify it and see it healed that life may come forth out of the dead places, and not only will you see it, but you will also participate in it. What was dry and brittle will be revived to thrive according to My Word. 2 Kings 2:19-22, “The men of the city said to Elisha, ‘Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.’ And he said, ‘Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.’ So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, ‘Thus says the Lord: I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’ So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.” NKJV