Originally posted under the title A City In Asia, then reposted under the 2018 title Living Abroad, A Prophetic Warning, was a dream I had five years ago, regarding a crises that would cause the streets in an Asian city to be empty of people, and food venders, where panic for need of food and water would cause mayhem. Today’s reference to all that would be riots we now see reported in the news, in cities in China, subject to harsh lock down policies over the recent variant of COVID 19. Read this prophetic warning and take the proverbial advice outlined in it to better prepare for a crises we may all face in tomorrow’s world. The State Department made an announcement this last week warning Americans not to travel to China.
What airplanes and automobiles mean in dreams. Dreams: Appointments, Flights, and Automobiles
What Dream Interpretation Looks Like.
Dreamer wrote: Tonight I dreamed that I was getting in a car with one of my elderly church minsters to catch a flight to Japan, the car was full after *Mrs.[Name means grace] got in so I went back inside the house to have someone drive me. Once back inside I had to keep climbing out of windows to get out. I was surrounded by my Pastor and church members encouraging me to go out the windows. There were several windows.
Once outside my sister and youngest daughter were getting ready to take me, we pass Mrs. —– [ name means grace ] car (same make as her car now but older) and my sister locks it, then she says she needs to get gas, the car we were getting into was at the gas pump. I say worriedly that I was going to miss my flight, I wake up as we were getting in the car. In both dreams my youngest daughter is with me.
Dear one, this is a dream coaching, and teaching segment. Airplanes and Automobiles
When we have a flight to catch we have an appointment to make that will move us forward in rapid succession once we get there. This type of progression requires connections, and are time sensitive. They also include a body of like travelers with the same destination. You have an appointment, a flight, a journey, and destination that includes, or will benefit you and your daughter. What does Japan mean to you? It is the land of the rising sun. In this dream none of the cars are in your control. Simply said, they are in the control of others. In fact, those who have control of these vehicles are not in tune to your sense of urgency. They can encourage you, they can point in the direction you need to go. But, all the vehicles involved are not dedicated to your destination. There are priorities that over ride yours, they have to do with the lives of others.
Cars are owned by individuals, and possessed by families. They are the instrument that moves us forward in our own lives.
Everyone should have their own. What is this, spiritually? It is a driving support that best fits your needs to get you to your appointments and destiny. As long as some one else other than Jesus, or you, is in the driver’s seat to where you are needing to go in life, then that destination that is uniquely yours, will not be the number one priority. Especially, if no one is sharing a common goal, or passion.
Your needs were not the priority, in the first car, the needs of the church mother and her destination was, this is a fellowship that may not be called to get you there. In fact those in the car made room for grace, but had no room for you. This vehicle is fine, grace is in it. But, this arrangement is causing delay for you. Are you being equipped for your destination in Christ?
If not this is no ones fault; but, is outlining the dynamics that are not in your favor for God’s destiny in your life, and it is your responsibility to begin seeking the Lord, on how to acquire the knowledge and wisdom you need in order to meet appointments and destinations, that God has lined up for you. This is personal responsibility that you will have to give account for. We can’t say to God, “Well, no one let me, no one gave me an opportunity, no one took up my cause.” With God all things are possible for us.
We ought to obey God rather than man, and we ought not to wait for others to embrace concern for our appointments and destinations. We have to give an account for what we do, or do not do, in this life time in obeying what the Father has called us to do. In this dream these vehicles are not working in your favor, because you are believing that your church and family are going to get you there; but, God himself through the power of the Holy Spirit is the only one who can.
Your church is teaching you how to move forward through the frame work of the prophetic, this is seeing what is next, (windows) and having revelation to move forward, which is great, still you get into your family member’s vehicle, her passion and course needs more fuel to get YOU where you need to go, but you are running out of time, and the other car you see that is now an older model, is not even an option. It is locked to you. Marking a passage of time and present relevance, where grace is no longer even in it. This may refer to something you tried before that you thought would get you where you needed to go, but it didn’t pan out. Now, it is not even close.
The dream is revealing that you have been a passenger waiting on others to help you make your flight. That you need a vehicle purposed for you, alone, to make your appointments.
You can engage a dream you don’t completely understand by using the dream language. You can begin to pray and ask the Lord to purpose operatives, on your behalf that will get you where you need to go right on time. Pray in your personal means of support to transport you into your destiny, in Christ. What you need to hear, what revelation you need to walk in, the grace that will carry YOU.
Your immediate connections are not getting you there; however, the Holy Spirit, will be our personal escort. This doesn’t mean your sister doesn’t have a part in it, but may need your prayers to get you there on time. In fact, it could mean that you need everyone involved to have revelation concerning you, so let the Lord minister the truth in this matter to you. Pushing and pulling people to see it our way is never the answer. God reveals and God conceals.
We love these people, but we must work out our own salvation, with fear and trembling. Prayer for all involved will ensure God’s will. -God bless Dee.
*Not always, but often, the etymology of a name is a key to a dream rather than the person themselves.
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Cashe of Prophetic of NWP November 2015- January 2016
A spy plane is confronted by Russia over the Black Sea, today in the news. Is there more concerning the Black Sea to come?
Today, while praying for America, for God’s people in this country (while repenting for our sins) I saw another great wave hitting the Eastern Seaboard. For I saw one do so in 2007, in a DREAM. This tsunami in 2007 was not a natural one it began as a tornado, that come out of the North Atlantic, it hit an office building North West Africa, engulfed it into flames, and then manifested as a tsunami that crashed into the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Obviously this was not a natural storm. Sleepers were immediately over whelmed, but never awakened, those passively aware were swept off their feet, the deluge sunk them to their waist, those watching the thing from the time it came out of the north, warned as they ran to higher ground. While many have heard or seen in dreams, a tsunami hitting the shores of America, I am not completely sure that all of them speak of a natural wave, or tsunami; though I wouldn’t count that out.
The waves I saw were the economic crash of 2008. An economic tsunami.
The individuals I saw overcome to their waist in this dream lost half their savings. Later, we were moved to higher ground, not to get away from the Atlantic, but to be positioned strategically for a new phase of prayer and ministry. This was done after being released from our initial call to prayer while living on the Eastern Seaboard. I believe a deluge of seismic proportions is coming, is mounting up, as we speak …
The world’s intercessors, America’s intercessors, must pray for America in this season for the Spirit Of Elijah is here to turn the heart of the Fathers towards the Children, and the heart of the children towards their Fathers. TO TAKE UP THE VACUME OF THIS POWER WHEN THE Quaker Wave comes. If not then Malachi’s warning will come upon the nation. America needs a Father, there is no father but God, the Spirit of Elijah who makes straight the paths of the Lord is calling them to take the helms of our nation. A Father builds a legacy for His Sons and Daughters to dwell in, that they might prosper generations after him.
The spirit of Elijah, the heart of the Father desires to fill the void of the sons of pride in the land, in a time unprecedented of all her times, America will be humbled, she will be humbled in an eye for an eye kind of justice that will begin to divide, deeper, the land. However, they that trust in their God, who have been watching and warning, theirs shall be the eye of the storm, and the calm that will counteract insanity. A voice of Holy Reasoning will truly be heard in the midst of chaos. I see this amazing whirlwind accomplishing a dual purpose, with G force winds, pulling in many to the calm of the eye of the storm while spitting out those that reek havoc in its path. For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. “Arise and shine oh my people, my brilliant light shall rest upon you,” says God!
All though a fearful thing rises from the Black Sea to swallow you, and tower over my elected ones, to make them seem so very very small, know that I am your strong tower and fortress, your high wall, He that trusts in me will not be made ashamed, I Am that I Am. I Am HE. All of those near and far who are mine, natural Israel, this is true for all of you. My light is come. Did I not say they will come and bow? They will come, they will be drawn by my light and glory, that rest upon the faithful, they will come to your arising. The will stand to greet you as one stands facing the morning sky in expectation of the sun rise. Those that sit in darkness will see a great light. Shall not those who look for me, be found of me? Shall they not be drawn of me as a lamp draws those that desire to see? This will be a beauty, and a joy for Her that eminates MY glory.
Kings will have a change of course, rulers will opt in, and then out again, for some will see what is at stake, they will peer into the abyss, and back up from the edge.
Now it is time for my people to know that their spiritual geography and advancement of my Kingdom is the cause of world systems writhing, and that I am in control. As I Am so are you in the earth, a great manifestation of my power is the cause of much tumult in demon possessed systems through out the earth, the sound of your voice as one shall cause a stampede of the unclean, and fearful workers of darkness, to throw themselves into the deep like the pigs of legion. Anything to get away from my voice, and my face, men will hide in the rocks at the end of this, you will see, crying depart, depart from us! No you not they knew you were coming? Know you not they saw this generation arriving upon the shores, of the age that is this day and hour? You must bind the spirit of suicide off the masses in these end times. It is you that will let what is letted. Perhaps they may spare themselves of Satan’s lies. Nevertheless, those systems will be eradicated of Satanic controls that bow to the brightness of your dawn. Your dawn emanates wisdom. The Lord Jesus the master key possessor would say to you, the key to understanding these systems, is to know they are covenants and agreements made of men.
Men have the gift of free will, many would choose life if they saw it burst upon them. Like the man who inflicted himself in the tombs.
These will go to their own, their kin, their likeness- of their vocation, and declare, “I Have seen a great light.” Should they not be filled full of my Spirit en mass after being delivered the same way? In this day it is by all means possible. The earth groans for the manifestation of the sons of God, and you MY FAITHFUL, will satisfy her travail. Let not the rising sea cause you to be fearful, nor the whirl wind make you afraid. You are the cause of these manifestations, my people full of my Spirit causing satanic systems to writhe. Don’t be ASTONISHED! You’re my people, my vessels, my Spirit Is in an occupancy where ever you stand amidst world systems. Rest assured I Am with you, to the end of the age. Be of good cheer. Remember, I was anointed with joy above my fellows, for I knew my Father was God, as I faced a dark night before securing for you your MORNING. Find your rest with me, and know your Father is God!
A Light House In The Foothills Of The Blue Ridge This is a Cashe of prophetic words and commentary to bring in some back ground and perspective, as I sort through THE LIGHT HOUSE vision, that conti…
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A vision that outlined 3 prominent players on the world stage today, given four years ago. This is the CHURCH in the SPIRIT OF INTERCESSION, visiting the war torn- months and years in advance. But you are a chosen people, a royal p…
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A podcast explaining how American Evangelicals have rejected the man of God and have, rather, installed the (unusual gift set) of a kingly mantle, as the front runner for the republican party.
Mean while this mantle has had a part in drudging up Leviathan who is coiling on the end of a spear called exposure. While we experience a clash of Kingdoms because of the prize to be secured, and what is seeking to secure that prize. We are in a real battle of wits, and it is our prayers, and our rude awakenings, that have been rocking this nation on its axes. An amazing time to be alive. Is it all in the power of our hands? I believe it is, if we will sober up out of our slumber very quickly, and arise.
A Podcast w/ Remnant Nation Radio. W/deanabarnes
Evangelist David Wilkerson, who has now gone on to be with the Lord, wrote a book published in 1974, called The Vision. I remember reading it in 1984 and was astonished of the prophecies that had already come to pass since he had written the book. For many years after that it was virtually impossible to find a copy. Thanks to the Internet the copies of Wilkerson’s book began to resurface, becoming even more relevant than ever. In fact, I remember an earlier reading of it in the late 70’s where I had actually thought some of those things he wrote about could never happen. Surely, XXX rated movies could never be watched on TV in people’s homes.
The depravity of other things he described was unimaginable then, but is a reality now. Recently, Japan has suffered another devastating earthquake. He mentioned such an earthquake would happen just before AMERICA’s big one. Cautioning, that it may not be where everyone thinks, even though May 6, 2016 the head lines are warning us that THE BIG ONE IS EMINENT, that THE SAN ANDREA’S FAULT IS READY TO Go anytime. Wilkerson mentions an earthquake where none have been known to occur. After that 2 more will then be triggered, as is captured in an excerpt below.
A Call to Anguish (by David Wilkerson, 9/15/2002)
Would you open your Bibles to the first chapter of Nehemiah please? Please just leave that open on your lap. We’ll get to it in the course of my message.
I would have a hard time preaching this if I believe my own flesh telling me that I preached too much of a heavy message. There have been times I’ve been to the Lord and asked him can’t you give me a happy message? But I can’t. Now God may be speaking to me. This may not be for you. But it’s a call to anguish. Lord, if you don’t help me I can’t get through this. I can’t. Lord I’m too old for games. Foolishness. And I’m tired of rhetoric, meaningless rhetoric. It never changes things. Lord, just help me.
Folks, I’m tired of hearing about revival. I’m tired of hearing about awakenings, of Last Day f outpourings of the Holy Spirit. I’ve heard that rhetoric for 50 years. Just rhetoric. No meaning whatsoever. I’m tired of hearing about people in the church who say they want their unsaved loved ones saved. I’m tired of hearing people say I’m concerned about my troubled marriage, when it’s just talk, rhetoric. I don’t want to hear any more talk about how immoral America has become, how godless our society, how corrupt our business. I’m tired of hearing about Islam taking control and Christians losing power. And how dead the church has become, because that too is rhetoric, meaningless. Away with all of our how-to conferences because they accomplish nothing. How to cope, how to build a bigger church, how to reach the lost, how to improve your people skills, and how to impact the world in this computer time. I look at the whole religious scene today and all I see are the inventions of ministries of man and flesh. It’s mostly powerless. It has no impact on the world. And I see more of the world coming into the church and impacting the church rather than the church impacting the world. I see the music taking over the house of God. I see entertainment taking over the house of God … an obsession with entertainment in God’s house, a hatred of correction, and a hatred of reproof. Nobody wants to hear it anymore.
Tell me now how many churches have you visited recently when you walk in the Holy Ghost is so strong that every one of your sins are brought up before your face, and the loving grace of God. When was the last time you’ve been to a church where you’ve seen young people under such conviction because the people of God have been on their face? And there’s such a concern, and there’s such an agony, that young people are falling on their faces and calling on God because a spirit of conviction is called down from heaven upon them. How many churches have you been lately where you hear a word comes forth that’s so burns in your soul, you know it comes from heaven, you know it comes from the heart of God. I hope you hear it here. Whatever happened to anguish in the house of God? Whatever happened to anguish in the ministry? It’s a word you don’t hear in this pampered age. You don’t hear it. Anguish means extreme pain and distress. The emotions so stirred that it becomes painful, acute deeply felt inner pain, because of conditions about you, in you, or around you. Anguish, deep pain, deep sorrow, and agony of God’s heart. We’ve held on to our religious rhetoric, and our revival talk, but we’ve become so passive, our so-called awakenings are stirrings that last but a short time. And when the short-lived revivings and awakenings come from the hand of God, they are so short lived, and in those times we promise God we’ll never return to our passivity. But it’s not long, it’s just weeks or months and we’re back, and this time we slip further back into passivity than when we started. I speak from experience. And we say this time God you’ve touched me for life, I’ll never be the same. And it’s like fireworks, a loud bang and a lot of noise and then it dies.
All true passion is born out of anguish. All true passion for Christ comes out of a baptism of anguish. You search the scripture and you’ll find that when God determined to recover a ruined situation, he would seek out a praying man, and he’d take him down into the waters of anguish. He would share his own anguish for what God saw happening to his church and to his people, and he would find a praying man, and he would take that man and literally baptize him in anguish. You find it in the book of Nehemiah. Jerusalem is in ruins. This is the center of God’s interests on earth at the time, his holy city is wasted and it’s full of iniquity and mixed marriages with the heathen. They were enslaving their own people making slaves out of the poor. The house of God was polluted with filth. The high priest was in league with Tobiah, a heathen, reprobate. How is God going to deal with this? How is God going to restore the ruin? How does he do it? What does he do?
You see we face a similar situation except ours is many times worse. The time when men, according to the prophecy of Jesus wax worse and worse and that is happening. The church that’s defiled with pedophilia, child molestation, incest, adultery. A nation in a moral landslide that’s inundated with pornographic filth that the whole world blushes at. And now out of Con film festival according to the New York Times there’s a new movie about that hit the shores of the United States with 13 14 year old kids having unspeakable kinds of sex with adults. And they said at the Con film festival we’ve not only pushed the envelope, we’ve gone over the edge. And America is now ripe for it. The ruin and moral chaos is corrupting the house of God also. How else do you explain that multiplied numbers of Christians go home and watch HBO, a program I’ve never seen I don’t have television, but I read about it in the newspaper today in the New York Times called the Sopranos? This is a mafia bunch that kill and murder and maim, gratuitous sex, cheating, lying, mafia. And we have millions of Christians now in the United States getting together and talking about the next show and they’re addicted to it. Some of you hearing me now, that’s your favorite show. No laughing. This is life and death. Did you come here tonight, did you raise your hands and sing and shout and have a good time, and you know you’ve been watching this filth?
Now I believe in the love of God. I’ve preached mercy and grace and covenant love. And I believe in preaching the goodness and longsuffering of Christ. But multitudes today are being saturated with “you’re ok” messages. And we’ve got people now that are turning the grace of God into lasciviousness. We’ve become like the children of Israel who said the right words, but here’s what God said: I’ve heard the words of this people. They have well said all that they have spoken. Oh that there was such a heart in them that they would fear me and keep my commandments always that it might be well with them and with their children forever (Deu 5:29). You have the right words. You sing the right songs, but your heart is not right.
Nehemiah verses 1 through 3.
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, (Neh 1:1 KJV)
That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. (Neh 1:2 KJV)
And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire. (Neh 1:3 KJV)
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, (Neh 1:4 KJV)
Here was the word. Here was a delegation from the ruined city of Jerusalem coming to Nehemiah. It said Jerusalem is broken down, the walls are down. There’s nothing but ruin. Now these I’m sure were godly men. These were good men but they had no concept of how God was going to deal with the situation, how he was going to bring about a recovery. They had no concept of what God was going to do. All they could see was ruin and brokenness and despair, and hopelessness. Verse 4 when I heard the words I sat down and wept and mourned certain days and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. You see God found a praying man and he takes him down in the waters of baptism of anguish. This man goes down into anguish.
And in verse 6, I pray before thee now, day and night, confessing the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee, both I and my father have sinned. Nehemiah was not a preacher. He was a career man. He was the king’s cup bearer. He was in comfort. He was in royalty. He had it made, so to speak. But this was a praying man. And God found a man who would not just have a flash of emotion, not just some great sudden burst of concern and then let it die. He said no. I broke down and I wept and I mourned and I fasted, and then I began to pray night and day. When I heard I wept. Why didn’t his brother, Hanani, why didn’t these other men, who apparently were godly men because later Hanani was given the rule of the city (Neh 7:2). Why didn’t they have an answer. Why didn’t God use them in restoration? Why didn’t they have a word? Because there was no sign of anguish. No weeping, not a word of prayer. It’s all ruin. That’s all they could see.
Does it matter to you today that God’s spiritual Jerusalem, the church, is now married to the world? That there’s such a coldness sweeping the land, so many people I know that were my friends and I see them go one by one, husbands and wives into such passivity, going to churches where they can find smooth messages, no longer wanting to hear anything of wrath or of correction. Some of my closest friends, I see them falling by the wayside. Is it nothing to you? Closer than that, does it matter about the Jerusalem that’s in our own hearts? The sign of ruin that’s slowly draining spiritual power and passion, blind to lukewarmness. Blind to the mixture that’s creeping in. You see when spiritual blindness comes very few recognize it, it’s the last recognized thing that happens to a child of God. If I as a pastor knew you personally and I was watching your life, and as one of the pastors of this church I come to you and say I love you but I have to tell you the truth. You’re changing. You know what you were. Something of the world has gotten your heart. I don’t know if it’s television. I don’t know what it is that has your heart, but I see changes in you. I don’t see the brokenness. I don’t see the compassion you had once for your family. I don’t see concern for your unsaved loved ones. You’re changing, little by little something’s happening to you. Would it bring you to your knees? When the ruin that you are not even aware of is suddenly brought before your eyes? And to tell you the truth I thank God for the anointing and the singing tonight. I thank God for the praises that came from so many sanctified hearts living in covenant with the Lord. But the truth of the matter is. In all honesty, there are numbers among us are changing, and they don’t know it. You’ve lost your fight. When you read the book of Joshua it’s almost a book of failure because they lost their heart, they lost their fight. That’s all the devil wants to do is get the fight out of you, and kill it, so you won’t labor in prayer anymore. You won’t weep before God any more. You can sit and watch television and your family go to hell.
Let me ask you. Has what I just said convicted you at all? Did you just let that go in one ear and out the other? When a pastor tells you, you’re changing, little by little you’re losing the love of God. Little by little these things are making inroads. Folks why do you think your pastors cry out against television? Do you think we get any pleasure out of the flesh. There’s no pleasure in somebody coming and saying I’ve heard your message and I threw away my television. That doesn’t give me any pleasure. It doesn’t give any pastor pleasure. We have to give an account because we watch for your soul. These things I don’t know where it is on the job, these things that creep in, and suddenly this Jerusalem the walls go down, and ruin sets in. Does it really matter to you that your unsaved loved ones are dying and getting closer and closer to the end? Does it really concern you? They could die and go to hell, even though you’re a lover of Christ? Where’s the anguish? Where are the tears? Where’s the mourning? Where is the fasting? Now many of you fast, many of you pray, broken before the Lord. I’m talking about the body of Jesus Christ in general. Where’s the getting up in the middle of the night. You see he said night and day I began to pray. Where’s the confessing of your sins and of confessing your children’s sins before the Lord, or your mate’s sins before the God because this is exactly what Nehemiah does he confesses his sins and the sins of all the people. And then he says “we” have sinned. I have sinned. And then he said we have sinned. When Nehemiah heard of the ruin and destruction he never asked “why?” Why can a holy just God allow his city to go to ruin? Why were so many dispersed? Why were so many killed and murdered? He didn’t ask the question that we’re asking in America today, why did God allow the towers to fall and over 2000 people died in the crash. How could a loving God … folks I share with pastor Carter said today the holy anger that arises in my heart when I hear preachers on television or radio or hear that they’ve said on television “Oh God had nothing to do with it”. God had nothing to do with it? “Don’t put it on God”.
Why don’t you go to Daniel 9. And I want to once and for all tell you that this was God allowing America to be wakened. God didn’t do it. He didn’t stop the plans of the enemy because he had a greater purpose, because it was love for America that was about to slip into everlasting hell. I’m going to lower my voice so you won’t think I’m angry. From verse 5:
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly,
Can you say that about America?
and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: (Dan 9:5 KJV)
Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. (Dan 9:6 KJV)
In other words the government has been warned by righteous men.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. (Dan 9:7 KJV)
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. (Dan 9:8 KJV)
Why? because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; (Dan 9:9 KJV)
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. (Dan 9:10 KJV)
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the Law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. (Dan 9:11 KJV)
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. (Dan 9:12 KJV)
Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. (Dan 9:14 KJV)
Now let me get back to my message. There ‘s a great difference between anguish and concern. God’s been dealing with me about this. Concern is something that you take an interest in, a project, or a cause, or concern, or a need, something that gets ahold of your attention and usually it comes through some emotional stimulus. You can hear like what you heard last Sunday from South Africa and all of the hundreds of thousands dying with aids and you can hear what we heard from sister Hulda this afternoon of the thousands upon thousands of children dying in Calcutta, India, and get all stirred up about it. You can get emotional and you get very concerned. But folks there’s a difference between concern and anguish. Cause you see you can tie yourself to a cause, you can get excited about it, or some project you can talk it up. You’ll go public with it, you can advertise it, you can support it, organize it, put a lot of effort into it. Let me tell you something I’ve learned over all my years 50 years of preaching, if it is not born in anguish, if it has not been born by the Holy Spirit, where what you saw and heard of the ruin that drove you to your knees took you down into a baptism of anguish where you began to pray and seek God.
Folks this church was born in anguish, 6 months of anguish, tears. A little country town in PA where a pastor of a small church cried out “Oh God I’m dry and I’m empty and there’s more to it than this, and if this is all the Holy Ghost is I don’t want it”. It was such a desperation. Weeks and weeks of calling on the name of the Lord, confessing my own deadness and dryness. Then finally coming for street rallies here in the city and walking the streets and then wind up on 42nd street and see them selling a kind of heroin that would kill you saying “I’ve got the good stuff it’ll kill you”. And I remember breaking down and it didn’t matter the crowds going by I sat on a fire hydrant type … on the side of building and wept. And I was in anguish. I was in anguish 4 blocks from here on Broadway, weeping and crying and wailing. I wasn’t looking for a ministry. I wasn’t looking to build a church. I was feeling God’s pain for a lost city. The same agony I felt years before when he started Teen Challenge. And I’ve never had anything that’s been any worth to God in my 50 years that wasn’t born in agony. Never. Never. It’s all been flesh otherwise. And folks I’ve been around the world again and listened to the cry of pastors dead and empty, some treating their wives like animals. And here I haven’t prayed in months. I haven’t prayed in 6 months. And I know that sermons won’t do it. I know that a new revelation won’t do it, covenant won’t do it. I know now, oh my God do I know it. Until I’m in agony. Until I have been anguished over it, I’m preaching sermons. Then I said no it’s too late I don’t have that much time. And all our projects, all our ministries, everything we do. Where are the Sunday school teachers that weep over kids they know are not hearing and are going to hell. Everywhere I go somebody’s got a project, somebody’s got a plan or a dream. That’s all it is, just an idea. They didn’t come to me from a broken heart. They didn’t come to me after hours of fasting and praying and mourning, not a broken heart. It’s just an idea. I’m sick of it.
You see a true prayer life begins at the place of anguish, a place where lifetime decisions are made. If you set your heart to pray God is going to come and start sharing his heart with you. He’s going to open up his heart. And I’ll tell you there’s pain in his heart. What he sees … and so few to hear. He’s going to show you the condition of his church. He’s going to show you the condition of your own heart, and he‘s going to ask you a question, “What is it to you?” And that anguished servant has to make a decision. And everyone hearing me now you’re going to have to make this decision. I have to make it. You either get up from your anguished place, you walk out of the baptism rwaters of anguish, and you say I can’t handle this. I can barely make it as it is. I don’t want it. God I have enough. I just want to be an ordinary Christian and I don’t want to carry this kind of a burden. I don’t want to have to weep over my family anymore Lord, I want to just take it by faith. See you have to make a decision. He’s going to come and he’s going to say now if you’re going to bear my burden, if you’re going to be an instrument of restoration, if you are expecting somebody else to be an instrument to win your family, to do this work, you’re mistaken. I’ve burdened your heart. I’ve given you my heart and I’ve opened up my anguish to you and I’m letting you feel it and share it so that it will bring you to your knees because it is there that I’ll speak to you the word of direction and that’s what happened to Nehemiah. He came eventually out of the waters of anguish with a clear word nobody could reject. He brought the city and nation to its knees. You find that in Nehemiah chapter 8. You see you either walk away and go back to your passivity, you say I’m just going to be an ordinary Christian, and there’s no such thing.
Or your heart begins to cry out Oh God your name is being blasphemed. The Holy Spirit’s being mocked. The enemy is out trying to destroy the testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness and something has to be done. It can’t go unchallenged. Let’s go back to these words. When I heard that Jerusalem was broken down. You see if he believed this theory that the need represents the call, you know what he would have done? He would have said gentlemen if you’ll just wait I’ll pack my bags. Just give me a day or two. This is the kind of challenge that’s my meat. I love it. Let’s roll. Let’s do it. No anguish. No fasting. No prayer no brokenness. Let’s just do it. Nothing would have been done. The walls would have never been rebuilt. Anything you try to do without this baptism of anguish is going to falter and fall. It’s not going to work.
Here’s what a sister wrote to me this past week. She said Brother Dave I’m so hungry for the Lord. I’m so tired of how to meetings. It’s all spiritual fluff. I was told of a woman’s conference that was going to be a great spiritual experience so I went with a group of sisters, there were 15000 women. I was horrified the first night when they opened the conference with a comedy sketch. It went from bad to worse. We were hoodwinked by the leaders. There was not a single prayer, not one mention of prayer. It was a farce. And I’m as empty as I’ve ever been.
The prophet Amos cried out with such woe to them that are at ease in Zion eating, chanting their music, but they’re not grieved for the affliction of Joseph (Amo 6:6). And in the original Hebrew root word they are not agonizing in prayer over the ruins of joseph. They’re not agonizing. They’re not in anguish about the conditions. Comedy yes, happy singing yes, eating, fellowship, good time yes. Weeping anguish praying fasting, no, no no. They will not have it. Folks I’m going to tell you something. Out of this baptism of anguish comes a marvelous thing that happens to those willing to submit to it. It’s the instant prompt knowing of God’s voice. Instant. Now see if you don’t have a history of prayer, if you don’t have this willingness to share God’s heart. You get it by asking him for it. He said I’ll give. I’m more willing to give than you are to receive. This is something you ask oh God I want to step out now; I want to know your heart. And when you begin to seek his face, you allow him to melt and break you. You come into this communion with the Lord; out of that experience … you see God hasn’t called us to live in anguish. This is the womb of something God is stirring, God wanting to accomplish in bringing out of ruin restoration, in your family, whatever it may be. He brings you down into this baptism. Now just like the baptism of waters you come up, you come out, but you’ll come out with this instant knowing of God’s voice. Because you see Nehemiah, he’d been fasting, he’d been praying, he’d been mourning, it left a mark on his countenance, and the king noticed it. He was his cup bearer. And one day he brings the wine to the king and the king says, why are you so down, why your countenance? Nehemiah didn’t have time to go and muse in his heart to the Lord. He didn’t have time to say give me 3 days to fast and pray. No he had to have an instant word. Nehemiah said I was very sore afraid so I prayed to the God of heaven and I said to the king. In other words, instant prayer, instant direction. Knowing God’s voice. There are times you’re not going to know what to do. You have no time to run to the closet. You have to hear his voice, “This is the way, walk in it”. Instant. That is a glorious result of the baptism of anguish.
The servant who willingly takes on the mantle of God’s pain is the only servant who has the authority and the right to hold God to his covenant promises. We preach covenant here, but only those who’ve known his heart, and in those times have allowed God to bring healing, has allowed God to go down deep in the soul and say Oh God I can’t do this my own, but I’m not going to let my kids go to hell. I’m not going to let my husband, my wife, oh God I’m not going to live in this death, I’m not going to live in this lukewarmness and this coldness anymore. God, change me. And when you get desperate before God you’ve set your heart to seek him, then you can hold God to his covenant promises. Look at Nehemiah 1:8,9
Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: (Neh 1:8 KJV)
Now he holds God to this covenant:
But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there. (Neh 1:9 KJV)
He calls on the covenant made to Moses. He says here’s what you promised God. And folks when you allow God to lead you into this place beyond concern, beyond just fleeting emotion. You say God I’m going to set my heart, then you have every right to hold God to every one of his covenant promises. You see, and I’m going to close in just a minute. We have a nation and churches today full of diagnostic experts. Just about anybody can tell you what’s wrong with the church. And now they’re coming out with statistics and polls. They can tell you how many heathen there are in China. They can give you polls and charts … but not the slightest idea. They have all these how to books. You won’t hear one word about anguish, tears, and brokenness.
In my closing thoughts I want to ask you why did Nehemiah of all God-fearing men that were left in Israel. Why did God share his anguished heart with Nehemiah? Because he was a man of prayer, he was already in prayer. Now I want to tell you something. I believe in destiny. I believe that God chooses men. But God can choose a man and he can abort it just like that. Nehemiah could have said, Look, I have more influence right here. I have the ear of the king. I need to stay right here. And God I’m sure has, I’ll agree with you that God will raise up somebody. No, he said, “Oh God, this is my burden, open your heart to me”. I know now, it’s going to take more than preaching, more than a new revelation. There’s going to be no renewal, no revival, no awakening, until we’re willing to let him once again break us. I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s something that’s coming. The other pastors have shared with you what they feel about some very very troubling difficult times just ahead, and it comes not only from the pulpit, it comes from politicians, it comes from all over the world. But I have to tell you that God’s calling me personally to a baptism of anguish. I don’t know what it’s all about right now. But I told God, I will not … I’m supposed to go on pastor’s conferences in May in Scotland and wales and Ireland. Then to Minsk and all over the world. I’m only going out two or three times a year. I say God I’m not going any more. I won’t take another meeting until I know your anguish for pastors. I can’t go just because there’s a need. I can’t go just because I’m wanted and accepted.
When I preach sometimes like this everything gets so quiet and I get to feeling … Lord I want to make people happy. Folks it’s getting late, and it’s getting serious. Please don’t tell me you’re concerned. Don’t tell me that you want your unsaved loved ones saved when you’re spending hours in front of internet or television. Come on.
I don’t know how to end this. Lord help me. I have a sense that this may not be for the whole congregation, that he’s speaking to some very deeply. If he’s speaking to your heart like he’s speaking to mine. Maybe you don’t need prayer along this line but I beg you, I plead with you, I need prayer. Lord I just have to pray I don’t know what else to do. I just … I’ve preached what you’ve put on my heart, and I don’t know how to end it. You end it, you do what you want to do, Lord. You speak to us. Lord there’s some that need to get to this altar and confess “I am not what I was. I’m not where I’m supposed to be. God I don’t have your heart or your burden. I’ve been wanting it easy. I just want to be happy”. But Lord true joy comes out of anguish. That’s where the joy is when we see the results of our laying hold of your heart and then you give us direction and then we see the results that are lasting. We see a whole city come to repentance and then Nehemiah stands up and says now’s the time to rejoice, let the joy of the Lord be your strength. But that joy came out of seeing the victory that came out of the anguish. Oh God. I’m not chastising this church. I’m not trying to bring woe on anybody, but oh God, if you do it for anybody, do it for me. I want my heart broken again. Lord I want you to take me into your heart and I want to feel the hurts and the needs of this people too, so that when I stand in this pulpit I preach your mind and your heart.
Will you stand? Nehemiah the 8th chapter,
They read in the book of the law of God distinctly and gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading. And the people said, they all said amen and lifted up their hands they bowed their heads they worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Now folks this is the result of this baptism of anguish. Now God’s dealing with all the families of Israel, he’s dealing with the princes the leaders. Ezra and Nehemiah have now gathered the people. Ezra opened the book in the sight of the people. When he opened it all the people stood up. They read the book of God distinctly gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah and Ezra the priest the scribe, and Levites that taught the people said unto all the people “This day is holy unto the Lord your God, mourn not, weep not, for all the people wept when they heard the words of the Lord. He said to them go your way eat the fat drink the sweet, send a portion, for this day is holy unto the Lord, neither be sorry for the joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh 8:10). That’s the result of taking on the heart of God. The ultimate joy of seeing God fulfill his word in his covenant promises in your life. There’s nothing of the flesh will give you joy. I don’t care how much money. I don’t care what kind of new house. There is absolutely nothing physical can give you joy. It’s only what is accomplished by the Holy Spirit when you obey him and take on his heart. He gives you the knowing of his voice, that instant knowledge. God saying, “This is the way walk in it” (Isa 30:21). And then the wonderful joy of seeing God answer your prayer, build the walls around your family, build the walls around your own heart, and make you strong and impregnable against the enemy. God that’s what we desire.
Would you lift your hands? Would you just tell him what’s in your heart right now? Right out loud. Just tell him what’s in your heart. Tell him, there’s a reason you came up here. Tell him why. Here’s why I’m here. Just speak it out. Tell him why you’re here. Tell him what you have to do. Lord forgive me.
Wherever you’re at all over this building, listen to me closely. All we can expect God to do is begin a work in you tonight, a very special work. When you go home tonight say Lord I’m not going to lay my head on this pillow .. Folks there’s a discipline to this. There’s a discipline. You have to will to do it. And when God sees you set your heart he’ll give you all the power and authority to follow through. But there has to be something in your heart right now. Say, God I’m going to give you no rest from now on until I see my family saved. I have to do that for my family. I’m praying this desperately. I want to tell you something. When a man comes up to me, as he did recently, and said I’m just bound by pornography. I said you had better baptize yourself in prayer. Immerse yourself in the word of God. And you better get deadly desperate before the Lord. And that’s what he wants from us. He wants that heart that’s set. If you do that he will give you … he will balance that with a peace and joy like you’ve never known before. And the joy that you have then will not dissipate when you get out. It will be an eternal joy, his peace. If he gives you his burden he’s going to give you his peace to accompany it. He’ll never let your heart be broken without all the oil you need for total healing. Never before in my lifetime have I want … to be broken before him. Because when I stand now before 4 and 5 thousand pastors at a time I know, oh do I ever know, and folks it’s the same thing you face when you go to a job tomorrow, and face all the powers of hell, you’ve got to know that you know that you know, you’ve got to have his voice. I can’t say anymore, I won’t preach another sermon. But I want us to sing that and I want you to just yield to the Holy Spirit, and I want you to set your mind. Now God tells you to get rid of your television set, do it quickly. Do it quickly. If the internet’s got you get rid of your computer. Do whatever God tells you. He’ll give you direction. Nobody’s going to have to tell you, it won’t be some legalistic thing that we establish for you to be something born in your heart out of God’s own desire for you. Would you just now set your heart and say Jesus I’m willing to follow you all the way. I want to know you and I want to know your heart. Come Holy Spirit. You do it Holy Spirit.
The difficulty in handling, properly, a revelatory word that reveals certain things to watch and pray for in the future- Is that by nature they are not in their “time” when first published or publicly made known. Life goes on and all is forgotten. They have their season, and ultimate purpose, while moving toward the one thing the prophetic warning was pointing to all along. That purpose is to promote prayer and call upon the Church to be in a state of readiness, and the season for readiness is BEFORE THOSE THINGS COME TO PASS. Because it is not God’s will that any man perish but that all come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. I know our prayers can change the outcome of a would be tragedy. In Abraham’s case a whole family was delivered from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities were interceded for. God can move us out of harms way or intervene on a greater scale, like he did for Nineveh of Jonah’s time. Perhaps the escalating war in the Middle East being scaled down is that kind of reprieve. A word published in January of 2013 describes a dealing Obama has with Cuba, which stands as a prophetic marker in the news today. Until President Obama’s term is over, however, I’ll not stop warning of an occurrence played out after his visit that appeared to be described in Strange Bird II.
Any way, one might have to endure a tiredness, so to speak, of a warning re-emerging several times, as the prophetic markers in it begin to surface. We posted a dream released to us on October 17, 2012, on the eve of the elections that revealed President Obama would win a second term.
It laid out several events that would take place in the Middle East that seemed to reflect the track of our foreign policy to date.
A popular website picked it up and several thousand visited our site. Much of what occurred in the dream has come to pass. I saw the embassy tragedy in Libya did not just go away, and there was an unbroken time line that began with that event that stretched from there to Afghanistan, while the trouble in Syria bled across the map in a fiery tempest, like water colors on a wet canvas. Spreading into all its border countries. THE WAY IT has been DOING the past 24 months.
Today, another prophetic marker embedded in that dream briefly mentioning Cuba appears in the headlines as the President visits there. In this prophetic dream of October 2012 the Obama figure (wearing a military uniform and beret) begins to move out towards the center of the Middle East, sometime after Cuba. What happens after that is very troubling. I see the Obama figure lying flat on his back, he’s not moving. And no one approaches him to help. Is this the culmination of our foreign policy as it now lies in the Middle East, right now? I pray that it is not some kind of catastrophic military failure that could occur after Obama’s visit in Cuba. I’m asking for special prayers over our foreign policy during this time, the president, and our troops.
I believe in the power of intercessory prayer, and NOW is not too late, if you haven’t already, please intercede for our military, America, and Israel, and children all over the world, caught up in the crossfires of war. I saw the dream depicting the Obama Nation flat on its back, it appeared to be in the time frame of the last half of his second term. East of Medina or at least in the Middle of the Middle East. Keep praying, believing, repenting on behalf of America. I hope one day someone, maybe President Obama can take back his declaration that America is not a Christian country. But then he may have been right. We have lost are way forgetting God is our ultimate covering and keeper.
The Eagle Had Lost Its Feathers
What, also, covers us as Americans is our constitution. It keeps us from the raw elements of the world that would encroach upon our rights and freedoms. So far it has served us well, for the most part, providing protection for all those that seek to find shelter in the shadow of the Eagles great wings. We all know our rights and freedoms are under assault, and the president’s many executive orders have found a way to legally by-pass the processes of the senate and congress. You will notice in the dream I saw the American Bald Eagle land next to Obama upon the root of a tree that was laid bare on an embankment. Perched next to him I saw the eagle begin to transform before my eyes into the shape and image of President Obama. In so much that only a few feathers were left upon him. Like a molten bird.
Trees often represent legacies, heritages, and lineages. That is why we refer to our family trees. I believe the root of the tree, which was reduced to a stump, represents loop holes in the executive office where the eagle found a root to stand on. Something, our founding Fathers put there, that they never dreamed would be used in the way it has. A place from where the president has launched from, as he did in the dream, to fulfil his agendas in his second term. The Eagle Nation transformed into the Obama Nation we are now, its foreign policy landing in the Middle East. The problem is the American Bald Eagle is no longer covered in its feathers that bead off the rain, and that carry it above the storms. It is now fully dressed in the strength and form of man. Whose platform in actions and words have denounced this nation as Christian, a nation which blessings come from the one true God, now approaching the eye of the storm. You can catch up with Strange Bird II unfolding at the prophetic mention of Cuba, more than two years before Americans imagined relations between the two countries would ever be where they are now.
Strange Bird II
The Father’s Heart Anointing
“In my House I am the head; a husband and a Father, I will watch over my word to perform it, though this generation of fathers have not turned to their sons and daughters, I will,” Says the Lord.
The Church is coming into her order, the Father’s house shall no longer look like the institutions of this world, but rather is parting from them. I kept running across the scripture that says, Many women will surround one man and beg for him to give her his name. And again, Many are the children of the destitute, and the widow. The Spirit of the Lord is saying to HIS people, “They will come to me to take my name.” I could hear the voice of the Father weeping over His SONS, WHO HAVE NO FATHER but GOD. Of course this means for HIS daughters, as well; but, again the Lord didn’t allow me to change the wording to a more inclusive language.
So, once again He is raising up His voice in the land, by the spirit of the prophet Elijah, where the hearts of the Father’s are being called to turn toward their children. The five fold ministry will be the instrument to voice this cry. This is the message promised by God to be prevalent in the end times, so it is only natural we are approaching another generation declaring an Elijah initiative, once again.
In this comes forth the anointing to gather sons and daughters to the Father’s House, doubled up in portion for these end times that many KINGDOM MEN, and WOMEN, who have never had children of their own, even those newly called, will minister under a FATHER’S HEART anointing. With this impartation will families be able to prevail against a spirit of division, and divorce, that plagues the Church and is a root of violence in the land. Every true and Godly man will find his greatest impact to the lost, among the fatherless.
“Upon this ROCK I will build my Church.” PETRA, loveth thou me? Feed my lambs.” – Jesus
The Body of Christ as a whole, come together, shall BE the Father’s House in the spirit of unity. From this is where the fatherless will be instructed by the anointing of God; nourished, fed, and made strong of spirit. This will LIFT AN ORPHAN MINDSET off of entire communities to the degree and measure of the influence of the saints with in that community, who are abiding in the Father’s love.
Men and women in ministry will be enabled to support, facilitate, instruct, and guide operatives, that will accomplish the Father’s Love in this Kingdom of God work. Kingdom brothers, will teach fatherless sons practical skills that will benefit their family, and keep them from the foster care of street savages. This kind of ministry will be an apprenticeship for manhood, it will reconstruct broken and abandoned homes, and will be from where the spirit of adoption will be heard crying out to their Abba Father, glorifying His name.
I And My Father Are One -Jesus
This kind of outreach will unveil the power of the prodigal coming home. the Body of Christ, (beginning in seed form) will bring forth that day (even through the darkest of nights) known as the RESTORATION of all things. ITS FRUIT will be seen flourishing in the days of our SHABBOT SHALOM. What ever venue it is in Christ, ministries will serve the Father’s Heart, there is no male or female, Greek or Jew, of them whom are in Christ, in this matter.
The mantel borne up on the men and women of God, who carry the Elijah anointing, will impart the message and mandate to the hearts of the fathers that will turn the most selfish of men towards their sons, and daughters. Remember, the anointing breaks the yoke. Men in the faith will begin to minister on an entirely new level of authority. Their anointing to lead, will be so undeniable at times, that they will find themselves easily bringing order into circumstances that were chronically in chaos, even in secular communities, impacting the nations where ever the Christian family resides.
The Proverbs 31 Church
The nature of the Lamb’s wife towards her husband, and her delegated authority in the earth (that religion cannot comprehend, yet, is clearly outlined in proverbs 31) will continue to progress as we, the body of CHRIST, grow up into our head. This role of the Church will take on greater dimension. Of course, religion oppresses the woman’s true role ordained by God because the one who hates the seed of the woman desires to diminish her authority in the earth, because her true position in the covenant of marriage, as an overseer of her household (with full authority to run it), represents the Church. To see the married wife as God designed displays the power of God resting upon CHRIST Church. Her virtue, wisdom, and kindness. Her authority over matters of the home front in Christ. Her benevolence to the orphan and widow.
The order of the Father’s house releases her into her proper place and value, displaying the Church as a covenant partner, and helpmate unto the SON. HER husband sits at the gate of the city, among the wise, to judge the matters of men. The proverbs 31 Church, has no lack because of her industry and due diligence as an overseer of the household that bears HER husband’s name. JESUS is the head of the CHURCH. And JESUS is the fullness of he GODHEAD bodily. With in that household is the womb and cradle of destiny.
Wisdom in Government will be the Church’s outreach solving complex problems for those that seek out Christ’s Church, and Why? Because this proverbs 31 Lady has a husband who was the given son:
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
…These are the DAYS of ELIJAH. THEREFORE these are the days where Father’s are being called to turn their hearts toward their children. This will only be seen of those who are in the SON. If you have seen the SON, you have seen the FATHER, also. THOSE who reject this clarion call will be smitten with a curse, upon their land. According to Malachi 4:6.
The HOUSE is a HOME
In this increasing darkness the HEARTH fires of our HOME with the FATHER, will be the light and the glow emanating from the face and the eyes of the faithful. PIERCING through this present darkness of the end times. Revealing the son, unto HIS APPEARING. They will know HIM when they see HIM, because the PEOPLE of THE CROSS have been revealing JESUS all along, (the one whom they have pierced) through the Father’s heart. Evil in the earth will intensify but it will only magnify the glory of God, even greater. The spirit of Glory rests upon persecuted believers. 1Peter 4:14
In this season now, longstanding wounds will be mended between Fathers, and their sons, and daughters, who have entered in the New Birth, and walk in The Way. This is for those that yield to the Spirit Of Elijah resting upon the Church, corporately, as a message heard in the Land. ELIJAH MEANS JEHOVAH IS OUR GOD. I couldn’t help but wonder how all this could be, in a time when we were warned by Jesus that whole households would be divided over His name. Still, He reminded me where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty, no matter what HIS WORD is accomplishing among men, even dividing between them … the Spirit and the Word are LIBERATORS of oppression, therefore the Church is also! For HIs Spirit is in us, and Christ who was the WORD MADE FLESH, is the HEAD of the Church.
A heart that purposes his own ways to benefit the next generation, will not sell them to servitude. But, will pay the price, in their life time to make a better tomorrow. This is what TURNING the FATHER’S HEART toward their CHILDREN looks like. It will be the crowning nature of that which shall showcase the Kingdom of God, as the Lamb’s betrothed makes herself ready, and honors her head. By looking deep into the SON we will find the heart of the Father.
“Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not, for of such is the KINGDOM of GOD.” -Jesus
I saw the Lord Jesus lying in HIS burial cloth.
The misery of HIS crucifixion stained him with blood from head to toe. When I have seen pictures or paintings of the representation of our Lord after HIS crucifixion, and before His burial, I looked upon these images as an artists interpretation of what our LORD went through. I have rarely thought upon these things, choosing to celebrate the risen Christ, and the power of HIS resurrection.
But, recently, these images came to my mind. One stood out to me resembling the 3D image of the Shroud of Turin that many scientist concur are of a crucified man in the aftermath of a Roman execution. I looked upon this image and before my eyes it took on another dimension. For the first time ever, I saw the CHRIST, our Lord JESUS, as if He were a Son. I was set back by this. I saw Him as a mother would see her own son, I squeezed my eyes closed to chase away the thought, but this realization of the crucified Jesus, being a Mother’s child as if He were mine, and a Fathers Son, as if He was my own son, was more than I could bear.
It impacted me greatly being the Mother of two sons, one at the age of CHRIST, when He was crucified. I looked upon the Lord, in my vision, in that place after His death, upon his tortured body, and it broke my heart. I felt a moment of what Mary must have felt. The FATHER THEN SPOKE to me and said, “Now you know, how much I love my sons and daughters, that I would give my only begotten son for them.
I’ve had this awareness before; but, nothing even close to what I experienced that day. I felt the Father’s Heart toward his sons, and his daughters, and began to understand a little more about the cost of redemption. I felt this in away that only a mother of adult sons endeavouring with all their heart to be descent men, could understand. Jesus gave His life, laid it down in being an obedient son. HE LOVED NOT HIS LIFE UNTO DEATH.
Mary endured the horror of what was happening to her child, rather than escaping it, for this one hope- that her absence would not add to His pain, and that her presence would some how ease it. This is where restoration begins. It must begin in the hearts of moms and dads broken and turned towards their children. All of sin, and its treachery was laid upon Mary’s good son.
This work of the KINGDOM OF GOD HAS BEEN initiated through “GOD’S HOUSE of PRAYER for all NATIONS.” Though many may not have understood the CRY of the SPIRIT that ushered in the ELIJAH ANOINTING, lo these many YEARS, for the preparation of these end times; but, now the CUP of many tears is approaching ITS BRIM of a fatherless generation. The green tree now dry, of all such times. And so in the cycle of that which was, is, and is to come, the Spirit of Elijah has come, and the Church who has ears to hear will be of those in this hour spoken of in Malachi:
The Great Day of the Lord
“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.
This I hear the Father say, is the year where I Am Visiting the HEART of MEN, for the benefit of their sons. (And daughters.)
Beloved does the spirit of the prophet Elijah rest upon you?
Revisiting a dream featured in our article called SON of The FATHER’s House.
The Lord came to me as the SON of the Father’s house; a seed sower, husbandman, and harvester. He handed me two shear-cut slated rocks to play in a music machine, that was in the style of a CD player. These rocks were sharp, jagged, and raw edged, around the outside; but, polished, and beautifully ingrained on the inside. They looked like deeply embedded marbled streams of water, with white swirls, taking on the appearance of white water rapids, pouring through mossy green embankments. I looked at the music machine asking the Lord, “Can we play Here Comes the Son?” He kept looking at the slated rocks and said, “I have these, I’ve had them all this time, will you hear them?” I said,”Lord wait, I’ll go tell them you’re here” though He wanted me to stay He relented, and let me go. I went into a back room where there, apparently, was a sixties slumber party of teenage girls just waking up. I told them who had showed up, wanting us to listen to the music stored on these sliced and polished stone discs. They screamed as if he were the Beatles, and they started to get dressed.
I ran out to spend more time with him, again, asking to hear the song, Here Comes the Son. Again, he almost seemed slightly disappointed, he looked at the slated rocks in his hands. I felt moved for him, because he wanted so much to share these songs with me. I remembered the scripture … If these don’t then- the rocks will CRY out. I went back to hurry the girls, each time they were curling their hair, and primping, I pleaded to them, “please hurry, just come as you are, he is waiting, he has music He wants to show you!”, still they kept primping, each time I checked on them they were moving a little slower. Each time I left him alone he would hardly let me go. Finally, they became distracted and was doing other things the last I saw them, I spent the rest of the time left, with HIM. I was in my t-shirt and sweats, my hair was undone. None of that mattered to him as his eyes never looked away from mine. He looked a little forlorn because of the absence of the others but His joy that I was there never dimmed.
HE TOLD me something about a famous song writer I never knew. When I woke up I researched it, and it was true, in the beginning his songs, lesser known, was about Yeshuah. Sadly, his music, rejected by the church so many years ago, did not end where it began in the era of His fame. What is this from heaven? What more to be discovered? What sounds, and songs are etched in the stones that are about to cry out? The Lord did not want to sing, “Here Comes The Son” though the melody was catchy, fun and sunny- a good thought for a rainy day, still it shadows in this one truth we cannot miss. In order to worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH we need to comprehend Jesus Christ IS Come, and through him and by Him we enter the throne room of GRACE where by we obtain MERCY in times of need. Similarly, worship is not past, nor future, it is BEING WHOLE HEARTILY with HIM in HIS presence. No preparation apart from the Holy Spirit will lead you to The Father. Grace has made the way, that we may boldly enter in, as we are. The presence of God will transform us into HIS IMAGE. THE QUESTION IS what is the true image of our God who is a consuming fire?
No heavenly song, comes from with out, rather it comes from with in the presence of God. He is the author and the finisher of our faith. The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. The Sower and the Harvester is the SON OF The FATHERS house. This people, these generations, who dolled themselves up for hours to stand before a stage screaming for their idols- are a people, still, so enthralled with preparations, approaches, and presentation, we missed this one thing. Time spent with Him. We cater to the former so much we miss the latter. Have you heard it said we need to acknowledge the older generation in our music? Play their old tunes to spark them up? Honoring the older generations is commendable, but in this they should be at the helm. I am that older generation, the tail-end of the Jesus movement harvest; and I can tell you if they are not in the inner courts now, they never will be. Simeon and Anna were waiting for the Lord in the temple daily according to Luke 2:35, elderly as they were, they did not want to miss a thing; not only did they greet and meet the generation that brought forth the Messiah, they prophesied and recognized, His arrival. Aged Simeon was led of The Lord to meet Jesus and His parents at the temple. Simeon prophesied over Him, and Anna was the first woman to preach Jesus among those looking for the Messiah. She never left the temple but stayed there day and night, she was a prophetess over 80 years old.
It is God’s order that the elder generation meet the present day visitation as long as they are standing in their place, with enthusiasm, waiting for what they have been prophetically watching for [Lo] these many years. Always looking for Christ in His second coming, and the moves of His Spirit that will usher in His everlasting kingdom. As the scripture says, parents are for the children, not children for the parents. The Church has got to stop pandering to idol worshiping ears, that will never appreciate the sound of heaven but will bog down the assent in the fair way. So much is said about grooming the congregation into the act of worship so that they will not be left behind … Does it occur to anyone that is where they want most to be? Left behind? Shall we not go? Leadership is upset that the foyer fills up, rather than the altar, you compel, and compel, before you have entered in yourself, but few respond.
The dream challenged me- in my determination to bring the “slumber party” to the place where they could hear these songs, I kept leaving the moment to bring others in. Risking what ever it was that God wanted to impart to me would be missed in the perishable moments called a VISITATION. SOMEONE must receive from the Lord or none ever will. The airlines tell us, “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, then reach for those that cannot do it for themselves.” Why? Because if you don’t secure for yourself first, both will die for lack of oxygen. Christ first always. Cut off the pandering, put on the oxygen mask, get a fresh lung full of GOD BREATH, and then we’ll have what it takes to motivate the late arrivals. You see, there is always the danger of the former generation’s mindsets delaying the new. For Example, the wilderness generation that had to die off before the new generation could enter into the promise land. Save Caleb, another great elder, of great strength, and faith. So beneficial for the crossing over, how much His stories caused the younger generation to burn in their heart for the promised land. What to gain is Christ, and Christ alone.
Let the slumber party sleep, they had their day. Had they stayed awake they never would have missed the INTRO that would have led them to the BRIDGE. Your encounter with the throne shall drench you with the dew of the morning. The thirsty will find it upon you, and seek for more, hold not back, let not the outer court, the FOYER LOVERS, the generations that refuse to budge, (unless their MUSIC IS PREDOMINANT, and their palate satisfied) dictate the MASTER’S IMPARTATIONS upon His WORSHIPPERS that will usher them into the APOSTOLIC rule and reign of CHRIST on this earth. For the nature of what is about to be released in the earth as far as the SOUND and the SONG will be unto Satan the stench of a death dirge, to his rule and reign. Those found worthy will wait upon Christ, if they miss it the ROCKs still will declare it, and another generation of lost WORSHIPPERS will become pawns of a sound and melody that incites idol worship, for by its very nature music sways the masses into singleness of mind that is manipulated to SERVE SOMEBODY, should the Church fail to receive it.
Here Comes The Sons … How Satan so desires to have music born of heaven for it shall surely shall become the theme song to a new world order, if He can get His hands on it, and twist the gift of God for his own purposes, as he has in generations past. After all, Lucifer knows the power and influence of music. So then, let the sleepers lie. Move forward to your AWAKENING, the sound and the new song is creation in her groanings, singing harmony with the throne of God, in this shall your generations come from out of their GRAVES. Does not this present generation love to act out the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD? IS NOT THE ZOMBIE NATION this generation’s walking dead? Is the earth itself not groaning horrors? Shall not the stars fall down from the sky? What kind of music will come out of heaven and declare this generation? Even define its high call? Will not a Holy Tempest stir up from with in, and join the fountain heads and rivers from the corporate priesthood, and Holy Race? THE LIVING WATERS, Rushing down over the evergreen embankments, where all that is living breathes? The STONES are cut and polished smooth, what is this sound of heaven, that Christ is so enthralled about giving us, this one who came to me as the SON of the Fathers House who is the author and finisher of our faith?
As music interprets a generation, as it somehow relates to them, as they are conduits that carry heaven’s composition, so it is worth contending for waiting on heaven to receive, until it comes. The Worshipers go first, they head up the processions of victory, it is from the HEARING realm we shall first be alerted before the great day. For as it is written: With the voice of an arch angle and the trump of God … So let us have ears to hear, the sounds that come from Heaven. For out of it will come the fire of God that burns the incense of our worship, releasing the aroma, even the fragrances that mingle with His glory, come from His throne.
2 Corinthians 2:16 (AMP) For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the latter it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odor, the smell of doom]; to the former it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is qualified (fit and sufficient) for these things? [Who is able for such a ministry? We?]
… these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.…These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones.
In the Church, shadows are diminishing, so with them shades of grey. They that love the shadows, and live in flickering casts of light, even in the spectrum of those variances… are they who love darkness. This is what we have before us in these days, gathering shadows going into the night, while the light of the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, surges ever brighter. Isaiah 60. I’ve said this once before in another publication and I’ll say it again, CHRIST Church will be astounded at who will walk out of darkness, right before their eyes, and greet them as they step into the Kingdom of God’s dear SON! At the same time we will be awestruck at those we thought we knew stepping out of that brightness, and glory, to fade into the night. The time has come and we are in it. Right in the middle of it.
Prayerfully, intercessors will delay some judgements earmarked for this coming fall, while a pressing disease will be battled at every portal and border seeking immunity of our immune system. Defying logic, we will make strides in immune system health but fail to carry this same design of defence over to our nation’s borders. This malignancy of profound blindness, coexisting with the all seeing electronic eye will continue to astonish those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. There are no walls to breach, nor watchman to set them on, no stealth is needed to enter the lazy ports. The trespassers, who violate the law, have no inner restraints. Will they not easily join up with lawlessness that plagues the land, already?
If continual prayer and fasting does not prevail, this will be the enemy that hides among us. A foreign set of ideals to flare up against our own when we stand for those ideals in America. Likewise, and equally alarming, our foreign policy in the Middle East will need prayer, without end, throughout the spring of 2015 and beyond, as war looms on the horizon. This as the 100 year anniversary of World War I approaches us with a similar occurrence of a total eclipse due August 21, 2017 A Total Solar Eclipse similar to the one that tracked across the U.S., in the same way June 8, 1918. Just a few months after America’s entry in the war, and the onslaught of the Spanish Flu pandemic, that took over 500,000 American lives. Is America cycling into another pattern of wars and pandemics, accented by blood moons, and solar eclipses? Joel 2 …And there shall be signs in the heavens and the earth …
Two years and three months ago, in a dream that announced Obama’s second term, I saw Syria flare up in the Middle East and bleed into all the countries it has now, Turkey, Iraq, Iran. Even beneath, below, above, and side to side of it. While the American Bald Eagle found itself in the form of Obama, lying motionless on its back in the sand. This dream is how the Lord revealed to me that Mr. Obama would be elected a second term, which has been documented on various prophetic sites, just prior to his election. More recently, another prophetic marker mentioned in the article makes its appearance, this regards our foreign policy dealing with Cuba. Right after Cuba is seen in the dream, the American Bald Eagle in the Form of President Obama runs out toward the middle of the Middle East. You will have to click the link below to read about this prophetic dream. There you will see where we are at in the time line because of the mention of Cuba and the blow back we seem to be suffering regarding Libya’s Gaddafi, right now.
This for me, highlighted once again, the accuracy of this dream given to me October 17, 2012. Called Strange Bird Obama’s Second Term. As best as I could tell the time line for what could be a grave military failure, or, a foreign policy disaster taking place right in the center of the Middle East, is landing in the middle of President Obama’s second term. Because I believe (nourish the expectation) that God raises up intercessors to pray for governments and nations in order to save lives. He doesn’t give us dreams to entertain us. But, desires that we would partner with HIM in these end-times, for the saving of the lost. He did with Nineveh and Sodom and Gomorrah. The Spirit of the Lord let his friends in on what is coming, like He did with Abraham, who was a friend to God, and like Jesus did with His disciples warning them of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. They were his disciples and companions.
God sent Jonah to warn Nineveh because HIS heart was moved with compassion over all the innocents in the land. They responded to Jonah’s preaching, and judgement was delayed. We are moving toward something so big, it is beyond our understanding; but, we know it intuitively. Surely, God does nothing with out revealing it to His prophets before hand. Many, still do not understand the gravity and responsibility of that privilege. Jesus told the disciples to pray their flight would not be in winter, for then tribulation like no other would be suffered, nothing like it ever known. Should we pray any less, for now the green tree has become dry?
Yet, we are those ones referred to by Daniel, (even those found through out the entire age of the Church) who did/ and shall do great exploits, that is THEY WHO KNOW THEIR GOD! Last week I specifically asked the Father to turn over certain high profile injustices that I felt fed-up with in my spirit. He answered that prayer so specifically, I could not deny that my intercession was heard by God in this matter. He is waiting for us to partnership with HIM and become a part of the 2nd Book of Acts, in these end-tiimes. We are seeing storms deferred, as well as draughts lifted, and crop yields improve, rather than fail as predicted. God is able to make a difference through us if we will stand up and be the Church Triumphant!! Amen and Amen.
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply– and how good is a timely word!
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
Regarding the dream, Strange Bird, I believe that what I saw was correct; but, interpreting the vision correctly is often a challenge, that seers face. I know this for a fact- from Libya to Afghanistan and everything in between I saw this STRANGE BIRD wearing the same hats that we often have seen both Gahdaffi and Castro wearing, and now it is a little unsettling that many are accusing the presidency of the U.S. as a dictatorship. That would mean our foreign policy is that of a dictatorship, of sorts. It was that same hat the Strange Bird was wearing, in the dream of
October 17, 2012, when he landed flat on his back in the middle of this volatile region, silhouetted against a spreading conflict that was bleeding like water colours across the map from Syria, into Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and reaching for Kuwait …
The silhouette I described that I saw in the dream, lay there motionless with no one coming to help. Understand what was written in this article was over two years four months ago and published the November 5th 2012 and again January 2013. Prophetically describing much of what has transpired in 2014. Pray that our troops have nothing to do with what looks like a serious catastrophe for America in the Middle East. My prayer is that President Obama will not tread far beyond the authority of Congress and the will of the American people. For wisdom has many counsellors.
Of course, we should always pay what ever the cost to rescue our Christian family and the innocent from being slaughtered at the hands of the jackals roaming the haunts of Babylon; yet, we cannot strengthen the enemies of Israel, promote sexual perversion, and pre born infanticide among the nations, and expect our conduct to not move us away from the protective hand of God. Certainly, if our meddling with HIS land, and our influence among the nations work against HIM can we expect reprieve? What kind of judgement is it that we would be suffering loss from our own hardware in a land of so much conflict and uncertainty?
If we must involve ourselves and for humanity’s sake it seems that we must, it should be done with fear and trembling, with supplications, and humility, in our solemn assemblies. Family of God let us pray and repent of our sins, and intercede with out ceasing for America and our suffering brothers, and sisters, in this hour. Will we not be held accountable, oh watchman?
In your arrogance you were lifted up in your heart before all the nations. Ezekiel 31,32.
America’s Solar Eclipse And The Shaw Of Iran Iran And America From One Solar Eclipse To Another/ Monday, August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse To Be Viewed Across America/ Operation Eagle Claw Solar Eclipses and America’s Dealings with Iran 1979 Previous To 2017 /The Last Total American Solar Eclipse Was 1918 Similar Track/ World War I And The Spanish Flu Pandemic. Total American Eclipse.
The Remnant Nation
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Thank God for the spiritual giftings of the Holy Ghost, that enable us to recognize the diversity of operations among the callings of God in the ministry of intercession. In other words intercessory prayer ministry has as many facets to it, as there are anointings. A work championed in the unseen realm, needing discernment among the saints of God!
1 Corinthians 14:15
Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.
… speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? This question was asked by Paul when he encountered disciples of Christ on his journey as an Apostle. Why would Paul ask disciples of Christ if they had the Holy Spirit? Is that not an automatic for all those baptized in water? All those who believe in Christ? Not according to the scriptures. Tune in as Deana takes us on a short excursion through Acts revealing two separate baptisms. The baptism of water, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and fire.
Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
I know this journey has become very difficult for you, but I want you to know that you have not failed me, but in truth it is a passage way, a deep and narrow step off the beaten path. Yet, it is the way. I am the way, remember that. You are in me, and I in you, WE are in the Father. My Spirit has compelled you to come hither, and you have answered that call, but it has brought you to this place, that feels like a hollowed canyon, where an endless stream has cut through a path for you, and still the waters flow … This the way of the deep, calling.
This road I’ve brought you on to travel has (increasingly) proven to be more narrow, and more difficult, as time moves on; still, I am with you. Did I not say, “Lo, I am with you always?” It should comfort you to know there is no other way for you to go, for you are walled in with me, so deep, so narrow, and so high there can be no wrong turn from here. For we have converged upon THE MOUNTAIN now, there is no where else for you to go, remember those days your heart would swell with joy when you stood from it so far? From a distance cool rains and sunsets washed a glory mist upon it, and you wept for the beauty of it? Knowing, someday, someday … Well beloved SOMEDAY has come, for my people are converging upon the mountain of The Lord, and it will test and try you but know this for certain, there was a time when you had many ways that you could choose to go, but you have chosen THE WAY, and have embarked upon HIS path, did I not say straight is the gate and narrow the path that leads to life and few their be who find it?
Now follow me, nothing that you have done wrong has put you here, but it is that ford, that bridge, that is taking you to the other-side, representing those crossings beyond your own ability, that takes you into mine. See my hand extended to comfort you? Though not far from you, have I not always reminded you I am near? Know that your cries are heard by me as much as your silence, you cannot be left alone- your walls are continually before me, as my walls surround you, I am the rock cut from the mountain of The Lord, fashioned without hands, you are anchored in the cornerstone of the promises of the Father, who is not a man that he should lie, or the son of man that he could be mistaken, your journey is one of purpose, at the crossing of man’s ability and into the endless possibilities that are mine. The mountain of The Lord increases, my Kingdom is come. We will make our début, as the church triumphant! They will know those whom overcome as the pillars of the temple, bearers of the weightiness of the glory of the Father, in the place His presence abides!
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed. “I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.
Solomon’s Song 2:14
“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely…
Let Me Hear Your Voice
I saw my self walking a path at the bottom of what appeared to be an extremely high and narrow canyon, it narrowed as I progressed further down the path and began to feel like I was walking in a way that was cut in stone, in fact this path seemed to be cut through a mountain, and I was walking though what I began to understand was a passage way, proving to become more narrow, and more difficult in the passing of time. I knew I had to continue- I was compelled, convinced, and resolved to keep going, but the further in this trek I walked, the more fear would creep in and doubt would trouble my mind as the deepening canyon cast ever darker shadows. But, I would shake it off, and keep going, the path came to a passage, it was more narrow, the walls of it towered above me; yet, impossible as it seemed, I was able to keep going. It was at this point, in the mountain, where the walls were their highest, where the way extremely narrow, and the sense of isolation deepened. It all became to much for me, and I felt I was asked to accomplish an impossible feet.
I found myself in a battle of wits fending off fear’s taunt, as my mind succumbed to an icy notion that I was stuck, with no way out, and wouldn’t be able to move. That some how I believed a lie, I felt doubt tear through me like shards of ice, an accusatory voice taunting me, “You’re going the wrong way”, I thought I couldn’t breathe, and I wept for what seemed like hours lodged in the depths of this rock mountain. Now, I stood there convinced I had done something wrong for this to be happening to me, thinking this could not have been what God had planned for my life. I remembered Jonah’s lament and felt that I could understand a portion of his agony.
“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.”
“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.
“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
“Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.”
At some point in this moment of despair I seemed to rise above my self and go outside from where I was, and I became the “her” the “she” whom I was now watching below. I could see “her”, seemingly, embedded in a deep cleft, in the narrow canyon of a rock mountain, passing through an etched path of what looked like luminous blue gray granite. The sky had an aurora effect that cast everything into a blue translucent light as if the stars and moon were reflecting the sun as fully as they could past the twilight hour. “She” was in the pathway cut through it, deep and narrow, as I watched her I listened. She softly wept between intervals of silence, she whispered, she recited verses, and in the late night screamed out banishments to fear. When her voice grew silent I could hear the rythematic breathing in her intervals of rest.
At times she conversed, she laughed, and worshipped the Father, it was in these times her journey seemingly progressed in a steady clip. She sang little songs, but when the shadows deepened and the wind shifted she wept, she sobbed, she grew silent, she slept, she awoke, she whispered, she recited, she rested, she wept, but somehow the tears would always give way to an assurance that would lift her up to go on, and every time she rose up she found the only thing that would lodge her stuck in the passage way was when her fears would get the best of her, and doubt would overwhelm her. From above I could see, In truth, “she” was not hungry, thirsty, or lost. (The she who was I) could breathe … I was never once stuck, cold, nor ever in danger. It puzzled me why moving forward through this passageway would at times cause so much brokenness in my life, every time it stemmed from the same disturbing thought, questioning not God, but my ability to hear God, doubting not the creator, but the creature’s fallibility. In that I was helplessly and hopelessly flawed, just one more dark thought away from disaster.
An Expected End
As I watched myself from above, I thought: I cannot help myself to see, that (The WAY) had an expected end, a sure finish, lined up with the rising of the dawn, and was just this one dark night away, in a place I was never alone. For not only had the Great Shepherd walked this same path, the Spirit of the Lord was my enduring guide. I prayed to the Lord to lift me up. It was then that I heard Him begin to speak to me in a loving tone, to keep my focus fixed upon him, through this transition, in this place so difficult, saying, “He whose mind is stayed upon me has perfect peace.” He exhorted me to meditate on His word, to pray unceasingly, to worship and praise, to sing to myself spiritual songs, and keep my focus upon Him, always. He brought me back to those instances when I lost my mental footing and the journey became to difficult to bear.
He said, “In these times you let your mind drift and though it provided momentary escape for you, it wasn’t what you needed to keep your spiritual equilibrium; but, rather, was what caused you to lose your footing.” I remembered when that happened, my mind drifted away and went somewhere else, I remember looking back, staring into the rock as if it was a movie screen going back into the recesses of my mind. How I could somehow sprout wings and fly away; but, when I had come back to myself from these empty daydreams, to the crevice where I stood … it was somehow darker, the Lord’s voice masked by the howl of the arid cavity I stood in, only to feel lonelier … and it was there the doubts began to be hurled at me, landing like razor edged stones cutting into my soul, my own voice taunting me as I stood paralysed, heaving in tears. Still, a broken and contrite heart the Lord will not ignore, He will not despise it, and mercy would lift me up, and enable me to realize, I was free all along to progress in this journey, to move on in Him, by faith, and so I did. I moved, and when I did the restrictions that seemingly froze me in my tracks, drifted off like ghostly cords, unravelling from my arms, legs, and hands.
The only restraints that restrained me were those of my cruel imaginations. Had I kept my focus the essence of His being would have called upon me to continue to keep moving as it had been, all along. But, in my fatigue I looked away, Oh, if I could sprout wings and fly away, my strength betrayed me … But, I remembered HIS promises and when I thought I couldn’t go any farther, and the hours became days, He appeared there beside me, and said, “Look from where you come and what you passed through. So I did, I was astounded at the cleft in the Rock I had just passed through, knowing I had come this way; but, from where I came was physically impossible for any one to go through, I looked a gain and understood it was the via Delarosa. The only one who can take us through, was the one who had gone through it Himself. The Lord said, “This is the eye of the needle that is impossible with men, yet, is possible with God.”
I could see I had to have this encounter in order to face what I had to pass through next. For it was just as narrow and, seemingly, just as impossible; but, I was encouraged. I remembered a word the Lord gave to me years prior. “When the gift of faith takes you into extraordinary circumstances, an extraordinary prayer life is required to sustain it.” These places are dangerous to back slide in, for when we have experienced the remarkable acts, and attributes of God, and then have fallen away from Him, Satan’s delight to punish such a one is found in great cruelty, it would be better for them to have never known HIS remarkable power, than to have known it, tasted of it, flourished in it, just to fall under the spell of the deceitfulness of sin, and regress from the truth. This the Father’s concern for us and HIS MERCY is clear in the mystery of balancing our root systems with draught, to grow them deep, with out causing our fruit to perish.
But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me;
O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
Deliver Me from the sword,
My precious life from the power of the dog.
Save Me from the lion’s mouth
And from the horns of the wild oxen!
You have answered Me.
I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from Him;
But when He cried to Him, He heard.
This truth became evident in those moments of doubt in the mountain cleft. How quickly a satanic suggestion is near to creep in with mockery in order to destroy the progress of the miraculous. In contrast to the extreme, there is also the challenge to live in the mundane, and serve him well there, this is an allowance approved as acceptable, and of reasonable service, from a merciful Father, to preserve us. The author and finisher of our faith, is the one who is constantly pressing out imperfections that would destroy us under pressure should they be solidified with in the constitution of what makes us who we are. This is letting patience having her perfect work, in us that extreme circumstances can perfect us, not destroy us.
So He is faithful in the breaking, when we need broken, and in the mending, when we need torn, and in the moulding, even to the marring of the clay, when starting over serves HIS greater purpose in perfecting us … As long as we are in His hands, walking in HIS WAY, there will be no regrets, nor failure. Even our set backs in Christ will cause us to arrive right on time. Many times I asked the Lord, “Please let me do more for you.” Like a Father holding on to the tugging hands of His little daughter who would rather run than talk, He says, “I know how to send you ahead with out losing you. Let all things be in my will, and in my time.” So the lesson is rest in HIM, and trust, never doubt that He is in you as you abide in Him. In all things give thanks, to this one- The Author and Finisher of Our Faith.
Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness …
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