Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

10/18/2019 A Narrow Way

My children, be diligent and watchful, for My path is narrow and straight before you. Yes, I am the One who levels the rough places in your life, directing the way in which you should go. In these last days, the enemy’s goal is to make crooked the path of life and twist My sure Word. Do not give heed to his tempting voice that seeks only to deceive. I warned that there would be false prophets – My Spirit will help you discern them. The false ones walk in darkness, are blind to My revelation, and are led by what they cannot see themselves, attempting to confuse what I would make plain. Refuse to allow the enemy access and be led by My Holy Spirit, who reveals Me in all circumstances. While challenging, the narrow road leads to life everlasting, the wide to destruction. Acts 13:6-12, “Now when they had gone through to the island of Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the Word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. Then Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, ‘O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease from perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.’ And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.” NKJV Matt. 7:13-16a, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” NKJV  

10/17/2019 A Secure Place

Some feel stuck and imprisoned in a place not of their choosing, and the more you have attempted to extract yourself, the more entrenched you become. Wait on the Lord. He is going to pull you up and set you in a secure place, established by Him and for Him. The vision that has seemed so distant will come suddenly as He moves and rearranges people and circumstances for the good of those who love Him and are called to His purposes. In all things, praise Him, as He supernaturally aligns His plans with your person. There is value in patiently meditating upon Him in this process, choosing to walk in His peace. Ps. 40:1-3, “I waited patiently for ADONAI, till He turned toward me and heard my cry. He brought me up from the roaring pit, up from the muddy ooze, and set my feet on a rock, making my footing firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will look on in awe and put their trust in ADONAI.” CJB

10/14/2019 Spiritual Ramifications

Many of My children have detached themselves from the spiritual ramifications of their thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions. Don’t you know all will be brought into judgment? Foolish words and actions have no place in My Kingdom. Wisdom and discernment are yours if you will ask. There are results and consequences to the way you live your life – spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Tread carefully with yourself and those around you, they are created in My image, and be grateful, for I have given all things that pertain to life and godliness. Jer. 17:10, “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” NKJV Matt. 12:36-37, “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give an account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” NKJV 2 Cor. 10:4-6, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” NKJV

10/9/2019 An Infusion of Boldness

Many have lamented lost opportunities to share My love and redeeming power with those around them, having allowed fear to prevent their witness. I am going to shake you, fill you, and infuse you with boldness to be My witnesses. As you step out, I will stretch out My hand to heal. Yes, as you invoke the power and authority of My Name, I will set people free and deliver them. Come, let us commune together and allow My Spirit fill you once again, and refuse to give place to the enemy, for I have called you to boldly proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom – salvation in My Name! Acts 4:13, 29-31, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Vs. 29-31, ‘Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.’ And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness.” NKJV Eph. 6:19, Pray “that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.” NKJV

10/8/2019 Exposing the Darkness

The enemy acts in the dark and lobs his darts from the place of his abode. You must allow Me to expose him, illuminating those areas of your life where the attacks affect you so that he is no longer in the dark but in the light. In so doing, I blind him, and you, as a child of the light, are able to see and effectively wield the shield of faith against him. Do not fear exposure, but pray for it, that you may succeed in your warfare against him – it is for your benefit. There is nothing to fear in exposure unless you have accustomed yourself to walking in darkness – a danger of compromising sin. In that case, you are not walking as a child of light, and I would expose you to light anyway that you may be redeemed. That is why I say, understand My will and walk in it. Eph. 5:8-17, “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. Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them, for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret. But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, since anything revealed is a light. This is why it says, ‘Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!’ Therefore, pay careful attention to how you conduct your life – live wisely, not unwisely. Use your time well, for these are evil days. So don’t be foolish, but try to understand what the will of the Lord is.” CJB

10/7/2019 The Sound of Your Deliverance

My Child, you have been frightened and deceived by the thundering that you hear, supposing yourself defeated. I say it is the sound of the enemy pursuing what he has already lost. It is the recognition of your victory. Yes, the enemy has come out in force, but I am going to see you delivered to the other side, and this victory will be a testimony to the My greatness and your faithfulness. Do not fear what you see and hear. I am entering into your situation and causing My promises to shine forth like the noonday in your life. The storm has been fierce, but the sun is breaking through for you. Stand boldly in faith, knowing that I am for you and that I move on behalf of those who will wait for Me. Ex. 14:8-9,13-14, “Adonai made Pharaoh hardhearted, and he pursued the people of Isra’el, as they left boldly. The Egyptians went after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, with his cavalry and army, and overtook them as they were encamped by the sea…Moses answered the people, ‘Stop being so fearful! Remain steady, and you will see how ADONAI is going to save you. He will do it today – today you have seen the Egyptians, but you will never see them again! ADONAI will do battle for you. Just calm yourselves down!’” CJB Is. 64:1-4, “We wish you would tear open heaven and come down, so the mountains would shake at Your presence! It would be like fire kindling the brush, and the fire then makes the water boil. Then your enemies would know Your name, the nations would tremble before You! When You did tremendous things that we were not expecting, we wished that You would come down, so that the mountains would shake at Your presence! No one has ever heard, no ear perceived, no eye seen, any God but You. You work for him who waits for You.” CJB Ps. 37:5-6, “Commit your way to ADONAI; trust in Him, and He will act. He will make your vindication shine forth like light, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” CJB

10/2/2019 Return to Your Strength

Return to the place of your strength; return to your joy in Me. Many are worn down by the enemy’s attacks, and your confession fails to align with My Word. Remember, My joy is your strength. Choose to rejoice over complaining; victory over defeat and declare it! When you choose joy in adversity, it differentiates you from those whose anger and bitterness define them. Those who want to wallow in the flesh rather than the joy of serving Me are operating outside of My Kingdom principles –righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost – and I cannot bless it. Rom. 14:16-18, “Do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.” NKJV Rom. 12:9-12, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer…” NKJV Ps. 118:24, “This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” NKJV

9/30/2019 Whispering Your Name

My Child, in your grief and concern you have wondered where I have been. Do you not hear Me whispering your name? Though you have not recognized Me, I am standing beside you, resurrected and triumphant. Let My strength sustain you in your weakness, and My life resurrect what you feel is dead. You have not been left behind. No, I am aware of all that concerns you and am even now interceding on your behalf. Faithfully you’ve chosen to sow amid your pain, and so I have chosen to bring forth a harvest that has been watered by your tears. Dry your tears, take courage, and allow faith to rise at the mention of your name on My lips! John 20:11-16, “But Miryam stood outside crying. As she cried, she bent down, peered into the tomb, and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Yeshua had been, one at the head and one at the feet. ‘Why are you crying?’ they asked her. ‘They took my Lord,’ she said to them, ‘and I don’t know where they have put Him.’ As she said this, she turned around and saw Yeshua standing there, but she didn’t know it was He. Yeshua said to her, ‘Lady, why are you crying? Whom are you looking for?’ Thinking He was the gardener, she said to Him, ‘Sir, if you’re the one who carried Him away, just tell me where you put Him; and I’ll go and get Him myself.’ Yeshua said to her, ‘Miryam!’ Turning, she cried out to Him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbani!’ (that is, ‘Teacher!’)” CJB Ps. 126:5-6, “Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy. He who goes out weeping as he carries his sack of seed will come home with cries of joy as he carries his sheaves of grain.” CJB

9/26/2019 From Taunting to Triumph

For those who choose to persevere and endure, the taunts of the enemy will become your triumphs. Just as I did for Joseph, that the enemy and others intended for evil, I will make good. Many are inundated with lies, and the enemy has sought to overwhelm you with fear. Stand fast in My love, clinging to the truth. Align yourself with Me and obey My Word as you stand against him, and he will flee – he abhors My presence in you. Your victory is assured when you abide in Me. Yes, though he taunts, you shall triumph! James 4:7, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” NKJV Ps. 56:3-4, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I will put My trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” NKJV Ps. 94:19-23, “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. But the LORD has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge. He has brought on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; the LORD our God shall cut them off.” NKJV

9/25/2019 Emotions: No Place in Faith

Your senses and emotions have no part of faith. They are fickle and will lead you into fear if you allow it. I am God, and My abilities are not contingent upon whether you feel or see Me at work in your life. You walk by faith, not by sight. Trust that I AM. I continuously work things for good for those who love Me, and the work I do is according to My will. Learn to align your will with Mine and trust that what comes forth will be of advantage to yourself and My kingdom. I am always your ever-present help, despite the lies that come against you. Trust Me to always speak truth over you! Ps. 46:1b-5, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. SELAH. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.” NKJV