But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Vision 6/7/12

I saw the people, whom the Lord had hidden, in the shadow of a great rock mountain. A people who sometimes felt they were forgotten by God, when the little hills below them became blackened by war. It was as if I stood from a ridge upon the mountain, I could see the hiding places in the rocks below. He brought me down and then I saw from their vantage point, looking out from their war pitted hiding place. The sky was boiling with black and white clouds, it was as if I could see from where they stood, hid from those things so frightening- there clothes were worn but not torn. Sooted but not burned. They squatted down in deep ravines of the rock mountain. From an opening that looked out upon the embattled landscape, we could see there was a stir, and a site, and a procession, and leading it, I saw a handsome view.

photo(2)Her hair was the color of *chestnut, she was armor clad, the royal priestess, a holy citizen. This woman was chosen by a husband, to be His bride, a warrior upon her horse, leading a great company. She was surrounded by her heavenly army assigned to it’s command, to accompany her, an ambassador of many places, a warrior-ess from many battles, establishing a footrest for her king. For the earth is His footstool and the heavens His throne. And I saw her banner that was waving above her head. A crimson colored banner, rippled in the breeze, blood red, and it spoke of His covenant, and the promise, as she rode by, I saw a word upon the banner and it was to those who were hiding, and it said, “You have a hope and a future.”  And the rag tag broken came out of the shadows and converged with her, and the scattered became the gathered, and the called became the chosen, and the barren became a bride. Hope pressed on, and the ancient mountain gave to her the hidden, hiding in its  clefts, and the lonely became a nation. Where ever her procession went restoration went with her, for the kings dominion was expanded, and through her his decrees were sufficed. In the heavenlies we are in Him. On earth He is in us, and when she passes by HE IS come. Blessed be the Lord God almighty who was, is, and is to come …

1 Peter 1-2

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus (mountainous country) who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Praise to God for a Living Hope.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven

for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed

Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things …
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.

For you have been born again, not of perishable *seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

“All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.

And this is the word that was preached to you.

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
The Living Stone and a Chosen People

As you come to him, the living Stone —rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—  you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.

Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”“A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 

Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society.

* Chestnut

A Word to the Region of Modern Day Pontus North Eastern Turkey

Chestnut was the color of the bride’s hair in this vision, so I looked up the word chestnut. When ever I see a distinct feature in a vision I always ask my self why? Why not brown hair or white hair? To me it is a prophetic indicator to dig a little deeper. Chestnuts are from a family of plants that are catogorized as hard or hardy seed. We are not of a “perishable seed …” The name chestnut comes from a greek word “castania” refering to two places that were named referencing this particular tree. This “place” was mentioned in the first line of the first verse of the scripture the Lord gave me to accompany this account of what He showed me in a vision, not knowing,  my research  on chestnuts would bring me right back to that very scripture, later. The verse being  1 Peter 1.  The place Pontus.

Etymology of Chestnut: from L. castanea “chestnut, chestnut tree,” from Gk. kastaneia, which the Greeks thought meant either “nut from Castanea” in Pontus, or “nut from Castana” in Thessaly, but probably both places are named for the trees, not the other way around, and the word is probably borrowed from a language of Asia Minor (cf. Armenian kask “chestnut,” kaskeni “chestnut tree”)Pontus was a mountainous country—wild and barren in the east, http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=chestnut&searchmode=none   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontic_Mountains, modern day Turkey.

1 Peter 1 to the exiles scattered through out the provinces of “Pontus”  You can imagine my amazement when I discovered a marker with in the vision, that gave citation to the scripture he gave me for the vision. Truly, an enigmatic message. I believe this region is going to get a mighty visitation from the Lord of Glory. Yeshuah, shall manifest himself to them as victor and king through the ambassadors of Jesus Christ in whom he dwells.  The people sitting in darkness shall see a great light!!

I Will Confirm My Words With Signs and Wonders Following. The Sign of the Bride with the CHESTNUT Colored hair.

As I dug deeper into research regarding this region I was astounded to find this piece of history exploring the legend  of women warriors of the Amazon, in an article called the Amazon Myth:

Truth in the myth ” … A much more plausible “explanation” is that the stories evolved from accounts of the Scythians, a nomadic people who occupied the Ukraine and Georgia and who came into contact with early Greek traders. Excavated graves of Scythians show that women were buried with the weapons of war – the bow, knife, spear and javelin. Certainly there were women warriors in that culture – which was said by ancient writers to have been the culture of origin for the Amazon nation that lived along the shores of the Black Sea, in what is today northern Turk.” Note: excavations of these graves found the remains to be female with arrows to the bone, similar to that suffered by men who died in battle.

How appropriate to see in a vision  the greatest female warrior the world will ever know, THE HOLY MAIDEN, THE BRIDE of OF YESHIVAH  passing through the regions of this world’s (legendary female warriors) in a procession of victory, honor and glory,  manifesting the promise of God, in  the baptizer of the the Holy Ghost and fire, even Christ who is in us, our Hope and Glory, to a group whose oppressors lord oppressions over their own women.

Indwelling of the Father and the Son

John 14 :19-24 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.   At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.                -deana barnes

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