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“But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.” Jeremiah 20:11
On Friday, July 10, 2020 at 1:20 a.m. I woke up from a very intense and sobering dream. In the dream I had walked out of my parents former house that we lived in for many years. I locked the door behind me, and when I turned to move forward to leave as I looked across the street I realized how dark it was. I started to simultaneously see in the Spirit in the dream and I saw elementary students getting ready for school across the street early in the morning, and at the same time I saw and heard the sound of the trumpet. The trumpet was in the sky and resembled a round small military bugle, like that of the civil war. My immediate thought was it was autumn when the time changes and we “fall back”, otherwise known as daylight savings time. Within moments, almost instantly the darkness increased and I felt an overwhelming pressure of fear in the atmosphere that was moving toward me quickly, and soon became dreadful. I turned back to unlock the door but it had become so dark in the matter of seconds that I could not even see my hand in front of my face or my keys. I saw in the Spirit beyond the door and could see that my grandmother (who had never lived with us in the natural), Mary Magdalene, was coming to my rescue. I saw her and heard her voice excitedly and lovingly exclaim, “Wait now, I’m coming!”. Here I awoke out of the dream alarmed and rebuking the thick darkness.
In the dream I had a knowing it was the end of September, yet in the natural daylight savings in the States this year is not until November 1, 2020. I believe this is revealing a window of time when the intense darkness will increase, and yet also a grace warning that we may prepare in the natural and in the Spirit. When the Lord reveals the plans of the enemy we have the ability to rise up in the opposite spirit and thwart his plans just like a real battle. The Lord shows us the enemies plans so we can pray against them, and that we may petition for Heaven’s strategy to be made known to us. When we are seated in Heavenly places we will always agree with the will of God and it is from this position we bring Heaven to earth and decree His goodness and restoration. Yet in balance, when I wrestled with Lord over sharing this dream and the vision below, He corrected me with words He had spoken to Ezekiel regarding being an obedient watchman, “The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.” vs 1-4 of Ezekiel 33:1-20. And yet still, the prophets of old often negotiated with God!
This is the first time I have heard the Spirit call in the sound of the trumpet, and I carefully and prayerfully have been writing according to what would bring the most edification yet also deliver the warning message. As I have been meditating on this for weeks now, I believe the Lord was highlighting specifics of the dream that are important for its interpretation. The home address was 17381 Wiltshire Blvd, Lathrup Village and at the end of our street was a barricade. The other side of the barricade was another city, Southfield, and in fact Lathrup Village was originally acquired as property within the larger city of Southfield by Louise Lathrup Kelley in 1923 who ‘conceived and carried out its unique development’. You were able to walk into the city of Southfield from our street as the sidewalk continued, but obviously you would be unable to drive through as the barricade served as a divide between the cities. There was only one entrance driving down our street because of the barricade, our house was on the right side of the street making the vision of children and the trumpet on the left side of the street.
The meaning of the name Louise can be translated ‘famous warrior’ or ‘famous in battle’. Lathrup surname originated in Yorkshire (England) in the East Riding were they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Lathrup can also be translated – ‘man from the farm with the barn, or barn’. Kelley surname means ‘descendant of war’, ‘strife’, or ‘contention’ (houseofnames.com).
1923 is the year Louise Lathrup Kelley acquired property ‘conceived and carried out its unique development’. Strong’s number 1923 in Hebrew is Hadar – magnificence, honor, majesty. Strong’s number 1923 in Greek is Epigrapho – to inscribe (physically or mentally): inscription, write in. The meaning of the address 17381 which provided an entry way to safety and provision; 1 “oneness of the Godhead”; 7 “completeness” & “perfection”; 3 “The Holy Spirit” & “three-fold cord not easily broken”; 8 “new beginnings”; 1 “oneness of Godhead” (biblestudy.org). The meaning of Wiltshire is a place-name and “means shire centered on the Wilton”. Wilton means “farm where the willow trees grow”. (houseofnames.com).
The Warrior and The Key
A famous Warrior conceived in honor and wrapped in majesty who is magnificent in battle is in the East Riding and holds a family seat as Lord of the Manor (Revelation 19:11). This famous Warrior also owns a farm with a barn (Psalm 50:10), that serves as provision for those who He has inscribed on His heart and bear His last Name; these are His descendants of war enduring strife and contention in the city. Though there be a great divide, there is a refuge in the small city within the larger city, a secret place. There is only one way to arrive at the address, and only one key that will open the door in unforeseen darkness.
Psalm 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].” I heard in the Spirit, “The Lord is looking for His covenant keepers”. Our natural key’s will not unlock the door to the secret place, but rather this key is seen with the spiritual eye, and it looks like a covenant ring and it is named the key of intimacy. In the Hebrew, the word for dwells is yashab, Strong’s 3427; to sit, remain, dwell. Additional words used in the definition are married and marrying. The secret place of protection is a place for those who are married to the presence of God. Many find themselves teetering from a stance of love and believing the promises of God back to fear struggling to ward off the lies of the enemy, they are unstable. But as we read above, our stability comes from dwelling. The wise warrior will choose the empowerment of union. Paul wrote of this union and of its importance one verse prior to the instruction of wearing the full armor. “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].” Ephesians 6:10.
If you will dwell in secret place of the Most High (located at 17381) in oneness with the Godhead (1), He will complete and perfect His way in your life (7) as you come into full agreement with the Triune (3) and cultivate together new beginnings and new plans (8) blessed in the seal of harmonious communion (1).
The secret place will be the shelter where intimacy’s key unlocks mysteries, promises and dreams that position you to ‘conceive and carry out unique developments’ and blueprints for the next outpouring, the new wine. We don’t have to be tested by the way of the world; in a season when society is ‘falling back’, when the light is dimmer, when evil relentlessly pursues the innocent, when there is militant civil unrest and great divides (reference to dream “Southfield” – the civil war began when southern troops bombarded Fort Sumter, S.C. and the military bugle was of civil war era), – it is here, in the center of the chaos there is a way of escape, a hideaway named The Secret Place. Remembering their covenant ring, the Mary’s, or Mary(ed) (married ones) fall into the presence of the Most High surrounded by His holy flame. (Zechariah 2:5). When our obedient love remains in union here, the promises of God become infused into our being as we are captivated by His passionate flames. “The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified and tested seven times over.” Psalm 12:6. I had the above dream July 10th which numerically speaks of complete testing. The later half of this word which is from a vision was received on July 19th, and between the two encounters we have nine days which numerically speaks of complete birthing. The secret place is not only a refuge, but a guarded place for testing and a protective place for birthing. Allow Him to perfect and complete the good work He began in you. (Philippians 1:6). Choose the Lord’s testing in the secret place and unseen riches will be born.
The Warrior Dwells In and Among You
The Warrior dwells in and among you, be empowered through your union with Him! We love because He first loved us and it is our Warrior King’s delight to marry us. “I will set My dwelling in and among you, and My soul shall not despise or reject or separate itself from you. And I will walk in and with and among you and will be your God, and you shall be My people.” Leviticus 26:11-12. This is His promise to us when we keep His covenant and remain and abide in Him. “The LORD will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.” Exodus 14:14.
The dread of the enemy can not compare to the dread of our Warrior King. He wars for your heart and is jealous for His Bride; His burning heart for you warrants an arrest on all that hinders you from His love. Our Warrior King defeated hell and the grave to live eternally with you! “For His love for you is a living and consuming flame, sealing you as a prisoner of His love. His passion for you is stronger than the chains of death and the grave.” (pharphasing Song of Solomon 8:6). “But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.” Jeremiah 20:11. I believe Jeremiah 20:11 is the anthem of the dream, “Wait Now, I’m Coming!” and prophetically tied we can interpret the Lord’s time and date stamp so specifically. The “fall back” date is 11.01.20, and read backwards is 20.11, Jeremiah 20:11 scripture reference. The remaining numbers from the date 11.01.2020 are 1, and 20, which is the time stamp of the dream 1:20 a.m.
The Warrior Who Atones and Shelters You
February 29, 2020 on leap day the Lord spoke to me and said He is “synching us with the seasons and aligning us with the Son.” Jewish time is lunisolar, and keeps in sync with the cycles of the sun and moon. Since then I have repeatedly seen a vision of the earth in His hands like a Rubik’s cube only circular and solid in color. With one hand on top of the earth and one on the bottom He pushes the two pieces of the earth down and counter clockwise so they will ‘click and lock’. It is an ongoing process, as if each turn or time He does this there is progress, but it has yet to ‘lock in’. In vision the Lord is never hurried, and when He turns counter clockwise it always seems to be in slower motion, you can feel the synching. The Holy Spirit reminded me as I was seeking Him for interpretation for the dream and the vision below to look at the Jewish calendar… and He never ceases to amaze me, the wheel within the wheel!
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year or their “civil year” 5781 begins sundown on September 18, 2020 on the first day of Tishrei and is also known as the “Feast of Trumpets”. In the dream I had a knowing the season was the end of September and heard the sound of the trumpet. “Rosh Hashanah, literally “Head of the Year” in Hebrew, is the beginning of the Jewish new year. It is the first of the High Holidays or “Days of Awe,” ending 10 days later with Yom Kippur. This two-day festival marks the anniversary of human’s creation—and the special relationship between humans and God, the creator. Rosh Hashanah begins with the sounding of the shofar, the ram’s horn, proclaiming God as King of the Universe, just as a trumpet would be sounded at a king’s coronation. In fact, Rosh Hashanah is described in the Torah as Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding (the Shofar). (Feast of Trumpets) The sound of the shofar is also a call to repentance—to wake up and re-examine our commitment to God and to correct our ways. Thus begins the “Ten Days of Repentance” which ends with Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement.” (almanac.com).
Following The Day of Atonement is Sukkot, also called the Festival of Shelters and is a seven day Jewish festival observed in the month of Tishrei. Sukkot dates fall on sundown Friday October 2 through sundown Friday October 9. “On each of the seven days of Sukkot (excluding Shabbat), two aravah branches are bound together with the lulav and hadass. Together with the etrog, these Four Species are then waved in all four directions, plus up and down, to attest to God’s mastery over all of creation, and to symbolically voice a prayer for adequate rainfall over all the Earth’s vegetation in the coming year.” (wikipedia.org). Aravah branches are otherwise know as willow tree branches, now remember the street address Wiltshire is defined as ‘farm where the willow trees grow’!
“During the morning prayer service in the synagogue on Hoshanah Rabbah, after the waving of the Four Species, a separate bundle containing five aravah branches are taken in hand by each worshipper. A series of liturgical verses are read, ending with, “Kol mevasser, mevasser ve-omer” (A voice brings news, brings news and says)—expressing hope for the speedy coming of the Messiah.” (wikipedia.org).
We are on the verge of seeing the holiness, awe and wonder of our King of Splendor like never before. The Church and world will see and experience our Warrior King of Glorious Might in the coming days tangibly and it will be both awe inspiring and frightening. The fear of Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and those who choose to bear His Name will responsibility hearken at the trumpet and heed His call of repentance, “Come up here cries the King, Come up here, sit with Me!”. The Name bearers are directed toward the ‘one way’ and consecrate themselves before they enter the shelter and begin to dwell in the secret place. Abundantly provided for and securely protected the Name bearers prepare and rest in the oil of worship, their days are filled with prayer and decree as they joyfully learn new mysteries. Having grown in the Branch of authority and love they lift up their hands and release Heaven’s covenant of unending love and restoration over all creation for the day of reunion is near. In the Most Holy Place is the sacrificial Lamb, He made atonement for all sins and all the Name bearers weep in adoration, the slain one rose and lives forevermore. Worthy is He, “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God, The Almighty! The Was, the Is, and the Coming!” (Revelation 4:8).
The Lord is looking for those who carry the fragrance of His oil. It is expensive oil and it will cost you. However when you become a ‘dweller’ and are married to Him, He provides through His presence. This fragrant oil is how He has determined you are a Name bearer. (Matthew 25:1-13). The key of intimacy looks like a covenant ring. “Mary has discovered the one thing most important by choosing to sit at my feet. She is undistracted, and I won’t take this privilege from her.” Luke 10:42. Will you accept the invitation to sit with the King?
When Mary poured out a year’s wages of oil on Jesus’ body it was so extravagant that He promised her whenever the Gospel would be shared this act would be mentioned. “Mary picked up an alabaster jar filled with nearly a liter of extremely rare and costly perfume—the purest extract of nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet. Then she wiped them dry with her long hair. And the fragrance of the costly oil filled the house.” John 12:3. “When she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, wherever this gospel [of salvation] is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her [for her act of love and devotion].” Matthew 26:12-13. When the fragrance fills the house, all will know we belong to the King.
I believe the Lord is declaring to us His faithfulness and during these next few months we will experience a great repositioning. We will go from sitting to being sent, from commended to commissioning. For those who have been faithful in the secret place there is an incredible launching in the new year. Symbolically just as in Sukkot there is waving of the two willow tree branches bound with the other three, praying for rainfall for all the earth’s abundance in the coming year – this is the outpouring of God’s presence we have long been waiting and praying for! The final prayer in Sukkot is with five willow branches declaring a voice will bring news of the soon returning King. The five willow branches are always referred to as narrow branches, and I believe the five branches are also symbolic of grace and the five-fold ministry.
The secret place prepares us for the sending just as Mary Magdalene is the first sent one (apostle) after encountering the resurrected Christ, “She has just found him (Jesus), and now she is sent away, but she is sent with a commission. As the ancient church put it, she becomes an apostle to the apostles.” (Biblegateway.com). The five-fold will commission those they have equipped declaring with the Mary’s or married ones together in unity, “make a way, make a way” directing all creation to the ‘only way’, “Look here! He’s coming soon – your Warrior King, Lord of the Manor, the promised One who rides for you and comes in from the East. Most handsome One with fire in His eyes! Prepare! Prepare! Soon we will feast!.”
Wait Now, The Father The King and The Spirit are Coming! The Birth of New Wine in Fire, Power and Love!
On July 19, 2020 I happened to be staying at my grandparents house, the same grandmother Mary Magdalene as mentioned in the dream above. I was in the bedroom when I went into a vision at 8:54 a.m. In the vision it was dark out, and I saw a heaping mound of wood and sticks and a large match reach in from the bottom to create a massive bonfire. As the match was moving in I heard in the Spirit, “John Wimber’s birthday”. I immediately had a knowing that a signifiant move of the Spirit would take place on or around this date, the “birth-day”. On this same day I heard in the Spirit “Deuteronomy 4:12”, “And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the voice of the words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.” A literal interpretation of the vision! However in context the Lord was reminding Moses this is where you encountered my manifest presence, the shekinah glory. This is when I gave you My covenant. Shekinah is from the Hebrew word shakan, and means “to reside or permanently stay”. (chrisitanity.com). I believe the Lord is saying His glory is coming forth from the fire! I have not forgotten my promise to you, it has been tested and this is when I will erupt in power and dwell with you in tangible glory, I am coming in a fullness that you have yet not seen. Again, I had the above dream “Wait Now, I’m Coming” July 10th which numerically speaks of complete testing. This vision of the coming outpouring was received on July 19th, and between the two encounters we have nine days which numerically speaks of complete birthing.
Although I knew John Wimber was an important part of church history, I didn’t recall what exactly he was known for – all that was coming to mind was an association with California. Grapes should have been my clue! As I went to search this out, I discovered Wimber was born February 25, 1934 and his most significant legacy is the Vineyard movement, as he eventually took leadership of the Vineyard churches. Additionally Wimber is known for advocating and teaching the moving in healing, signs and wonders, intimacy with the Holy Spirit, and equipping the Church (https://vineyardusa.org/about/john-wimber/).
Prompted by the Holy Spirit I searched for John Wimber’s birth date on the Hebraic calendar and found a birthday surprise! The month of February falls in the month Adar, the last month in God’s cycle of feasts / yearly cycle and represents the completion of a season. Adar means strength and is known as the most joyful month of the year when Purim is celebrated. Purim is the story of Esther who was chosen to be the queen of Persia because of her beauty. Esther risked her life to go before King Ahasuerus and expose an evil plot of his advisor Haman to destroy the Jewish race. Esther was encouraged by Mordecai to boldly petition the King, “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?.” Esther 4:14. Esther found favor with the King, the plan was reverted and Haman was hung on the very gallows he built to destroy the Jews. Purim is always celebrated on the 14th day of Adar and this 2021 will begin at sundown on February 25, John Wimber’s birthday!
Another insight in the birthdate 02.25.1934: I found Revelation 2:25 and Strong’s number 1934. Again the month Adar means strong – Strong’s 1934 in Hebrew is hava’ meaning to exist; become, behold. In context the Scripture reference is speaking to the church of Thyatira, who is being admonished for tolerating Jezebel, but to those who have not tolerated the teaching they are beckoned to “hold fast to what you have until I come” (Rev 2:25). I believe toleration of Jezebel is the current position of the unawakened Church, but for those who are awakened in this hour we can hear the Lord saying hold fast, “Wait now, I’m coming!”. If we will live, abide and exist in Him and like Esther address (17381 Wiltshire – willow branch: dwell in secret place of the Most High in oneness with the Godhead, He will complete and perfect His way in your life as you come into full agreement with the Triune and cultivate together new beginnings and new plans blessed in the seal of harmonious communion) and petition His heart boldly in the secret place, if we hold fast to the truth that we have and behold Him here, we will see the coming dread Warrior King defeat our enemy. The enemies plot will become his own demise. The Naphtali are the tribe associated with the month of Adar, and Naphtali means “sweetness is to me” (Godtime.blog). We will know the King intimately and find His favor, we will taste of His goodness and declare, “sweetness is to me”. “Naphtali is a doe let loose, [a swift warrior,] Which yields branched antlers (eloquent words).” Genesis 49:21. Like a deer let loose, this will be a beautiful time of rejoicing for The Church across the globe.
John Wimber ‘fathered” the Vineyard movement. Jesus said, “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in life union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you – but when you live separated from me you are powerless.” John 15:1,5. The vine abiders, ‘this is that’ new wine! The time stamp on this vision was 8:54 a.m. John 8:54 again points back the Father. “Jesus answered them, “If I were to tell you how great I am, it would mean nothing. But my Father is the One who will prove it and will glorify me. Isn’t he the One you claim is your God?” A new season is upon us, a double portion for mankind and a move of His Spirit that will allow us to experience Himself in the fullness of triune measure – Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a completeness yet not expressed as we have understood before. The Father is coming in this move to glorify His Son! I believe the Lord is saying these will be the days as described in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “This is why the Scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine—these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers.”
The Lord is coming to tend His vine and seek His glory dwellers, we are those He has called to experience His glory. It is through pure hearts we can see and encounter Him and become hosts of His presence. “But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14. The Lord is coming in love and power and and I believe this partially represents a marriage of The Word and The Spirit. This marriage will be accompanied by a tremendous weight of the Lord’s presence and I hear in the Spirit “He will move massively among the masses”. I physically feel this weight around hearts, people around the globe will be so awakened to the deep places of the heart of the Father that a world wide revolution of love will ignite. They will see and experience Him in Spirit and in Truth, they will know the Lord as lover and friend and their earthly fear of Him will begin to dissipate. The true fear of the Lord will bring Wisdom and a Spirit of Longing will overcome them. “Come Warrior King, pour the new wine!”.
“Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing— over and over poured out. For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore you. Draw me into your heart. We will run away together into the king’s cloud-filled chamber. We will remember your love, rejoicing and delighting in you, celebrating your every kiss as better than wine. No wonder righteousness adores you!” Song of Songs 1:3-4
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:11
When we are fascinated by the liberty of the Truth – all that Jesus and His Kingdom encompass, we receive revelation. Childlike fascination and wonder are the gateway to Kingdom living. Application of the revelation is obedience, and obedience leads to discipline. Stewardship and discipline lead to fixation, and fixation opens wide the process of transformation. Fixation requires maturity, and true transformation is a juxtaposition in the Kingdom because it requires childlike faith; The humble shall become like Him.
“Don’t just listen to the Word of Truth and not respond to it, for that is the essence of self-deception. So always let his Word become like poetry written and fulfilled by your life! If you listen to the Word and don’t live out the message you hear, you become like the person who looks in the mirror of the Word to discover the reflection of his face in the beginning. You perceive how God sees you in the mirror of the Word, but then you go out and forget your divine origin. But those who set their gaze deeply into the perfecting law of liberty are fascinated by and respond to the truth they hear and are strengthened by it—they experience God’s blessing in all that they do! If someone believes they have a relationship with God but fails to guard his words then his heart is drifting away and his religion is shallow and empty.” James 1:22-26 TPT
“If you have really experienced the Anointed One, and heard his truth, it will be seen in your life; for we know that the ultimate reality is embodied in Jesus! And he has taught you to let go of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old self-life, which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions. Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you. And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness.” Ephesians 4:21-24 TPT
“Now, the “Lord” I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever he is Lord, there is freedom. We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 TPT
In my dream this morning someone in the church was “profiling” me. I believe this is a subject that will speak to many right now. ‘The meaning of PROFILING is the act or process of extrapolating information about a person based on known traits or tendencies; specifically : the act of suspecting or targeting a person on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior.’
There was a video posted with me with some of my body exposed, it was shown from the profile however I knew this wasn’t even my body though it was made to look like me. They were falsely trying to expose and identify me in an untruthful light. Then I went to church (it was a church I didn’t recognize, symbolic) and my reserved seat was taken, it was reserved because I was part of a team on platform. The chairs didn’t flow, you could visibly see chairs had been removed and people who weren’t supposed to sitting in them had taken them, and there were empty spaces in the rows for more chairs.
Similar to this dream, not that long ago the Holy Spirit spoke to me and confirmed with scripture that there were false accusations circulating about me. I knew at least one person was someone close to me. But I actually said, Lord I don’t even want to know.
I believe so many are so close to walking in destiny that these suspicions, accusations and assaults are the last giant trying to take you out before you possess your promise. Don’t fall into the trap! Offense will in turn have you operating in the same suspicion.
This is the test – in the natural love and bless your enemy. In the Spirit, raise your hand and move on. Go low. Release blessing. Watch your words. This is the Leviathan that contorts and twists words to bring division and destruction. (I recently wrote in, “Clean Your House” regarding snakes in the Church). “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:44-45
Maybe it looks like your seat is taken, perhaps it looks like there is no room for you. In the dream I had to fulfill my assignment so I went to the stage anyway, just after discovering this video. In the dream I said to someone, I have to take this down (video). A video, movie, or a clip – it’s something you watch ‘play out’. Don’t become an actor in the enemies theater. Stay focused on your assignment. Do not defend yourself. However in the Spirit, the assault can be dismantled, and the best way is to humble oneself and stay close to the Lord. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14.
I had a feeling more seats would be brought in to the sanctuary, though I could not wait, I had to take my position even though there was a slight hesitation because of the video. This is your greatest challenge right now, do not let the appearance of things keep you from fulfilling your assignment! Be assured, the Lord Himself will place you in your seat. And maybe you aren’t supposed to be sitting – perhaps it’s time to stand. Immovable. Unshakable.
It was February 9 of 2020, I was leaving church walking to my car surrounded by canopying tall trees and the beauty of nature. There was an unusual Sunbeam that caught my eye even in the dead of winter. All the months of ‘churning’ in my spirit were culminating in this moment, looking at me announcing what I had perceived to be true, “the veil is thin, Heaven is moving closer to earth”. Having had experience in the supernatural realms since childhood, I knew this was all together different, yet I had no words for it yet. All I knew was what the Lord had been trying to reveal to me through visions and dreams and prepare my heart for – at this point He had shown me there was a deep cleansing and awakening coming to the Church. I took the photo attached at 12:10 pm.
Mark 12:10 Jesus’ words, “Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;” vs 11 “the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’ ?””
12 is symbolic of Dominion and Government, 10 is symbolic of testing, and 11 symbolic of Heaven and or judgment. The One who rules the earth is coming to judge – He is the chief cornerstone and He is removing all that hinders His love. The number 9 represents birthing. Little did we know at the time….
we were about to enter a complete rebirth.
I believe it is clearer now more than ever that it is no longer a question of “is the supernatural accessible?”, but of which side of the supernatural will you operate. There is a hunger when one wakes from a deep sleep – but what are we feeding on and what are we hungry for? The underworld has been raging waiting to devour and feast upon the soul of man. But there is one Feast I have my eyes fixed upon, The Marriage Supper of The Lamb.
I began publicly releasing the message in the beginning of 2020, as the Lord spoke clearly to me “the enemy isn’t hiding anymore, and neither should you be”. From that time on, I no longer considered myself a ‘undercover’ missionary and at the cost of followers, career and likes I began heralding publicly the alarm for the Church to awake. Two and one half years later the core message hasn’t changed; And until the Lord returns, I will aim to clear a path for Him.
The world has done a phenomenal job at releasing content that conditions the minds and hearts of the human spirit and soul – drawing them in to “the more” that is available in the Spirit world when all along this was the Church’s job.
Rise up Church of Acts, rise up disciples – people will choose one way or another and we will have much to account for before our Lord.
Dying to one’s self is the key to the power of the Resurrected Christ, while exulting one’s self is the key to worldly power. Humility or Pride, choose this day whom you will serve, for you will become like one master or the other.
￼ “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.””
Joshua 24:15 NIV
Photo, Fayetteville GA 2.9.20
I encourage you to mediate on this: when Christ is seen for who He really is, who you really are will also be revealed.
Through the plate of of redemption you are one with Him in glory.
“Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm. Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ. And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory!”
Colossians 3:1-4 TPT
“Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. For you died [to this world], and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
Colossians 3:1-4 AMP
Movement May ~ I believe many will see great momentum, movement and miracles in May! Recently I heard in the Spirit, “miracles, miracles, miracles”. Three is the number of the Spirit – there is a complete agreement by the triune Godhead for the manifestation of miracles for the glory of His Kingdom.
“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.
“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel:
“They’ll rebuild their ruined cities. They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine. They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables. And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land. They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.”
God, your God, says so.”
Amos 9:13-15 MSG
The Lord spoke this word to me a couple of weeks ago – “catalytic”. I was journaling about something when He gave me the word I was trying to describe. I heard it, and wrote it not knowing what I was writing. It’s from the word catalysis: the acceleration of a chemical reaction by a catalyst. Catalyst: 1) a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected 2) something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected 3) a person or thing that precipitates an event or change.
For those of you who are wondering why the atmosphere has been even more “swirly” lately – this is why. You may have been experiencing unusual activity, negative and positive. Heaven is pressing into the earth realm and it is creating a spiritual ‘chemical reaction’.
As a feeler, I’ve also been experiencing His presence and the manifestation of the Kingdom differently and in new tangible ways. What the Lord has promised is coming, and it’s going to be wild! Keep pressing into Him, His presence is coming individually and corporately in ways we are not prepared to describe!
The veil in the spiritual realm has been consistently becoming more thin over the last few years, and the Holy Spirit is about to reveal even more to us! It is imperative to prepare your heart in this time for what is to come. Wait for the Holy Spirit, for He will be the One to reveal.
“This is why the Scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine — these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers. But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 TPT
A New Word Of Encouragement To The Global Church Before Pentecost
Amy Sutherland 4.22.22
Clear vision and knowing your assignment make all the difference when given a weighty commission, yet what is essential for completion especially for longer-term and far-reaching assignments is a passionate heart. It is the fire surrounded by purpose that causes one to blaze ahead to the finish line. In the life of every believer is the core mission statement named The Great Commission, and we were given the Holy Spirit to help us fulfill it. In the Gospel of Matthew the final words recorded by Jesus are the first introduction to this commission;“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed and made appointment with them. And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted. Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).” Matthew 28:16-20. In the Gospel of Mark we have a even more detailed account of the commission, “Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven [disciples] themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He called them to account for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen [from death]. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed [in Me] and has been baptized will be saved [from the penalty of God’s wrath and judgment]; but he who has not believed will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.” So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord was working with them and confirming the word by the signs that followed.]” Mark 16:14-20.
I believe if we are honest, many Christians leave the vision of The Great Commission up to Evangelists, their Pastors, other five-fold or even other leaders. They may wonder how can my life reach the world? Yet, truthfully, the vision to fulfill this command can seem overwhelming to anyone regardless of title. These leaders may be wondering the same, how do I lead others in reaching the world? In 2009 and 2010 I had the opportunity to spend six months in Africa, the first three months I was attending Iris Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique, serving with Heidi Baker’s ministry. I had so much anticipation in going to the school, I desired to go grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord, though also knowing the ministry operated in miracles, signs and wonders I could not help but dream about what I would experience! I did see healing, I did see miracles, but most experiences did not happen as I imagined – not bad, just different. The Lord spoke to me very clearly while I was there and one word that has marked me since was, “Amy, the greatest miracle is the miracle of the transformed heart”. Above Kingdom affairs and the supernatural life, He was setting things in order that are connected to the center of my calling. And really, this is for every believer, as the first commandment gives mention of this divine order, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being].” Deuteronomy 6:5. We need wholeness of heart to love well; to love God, then ourselves, our family, and our neighbors. Physical healing is beautiful, biblical and one hundred percent what the Lord longs to give us, but it does not usurp the healing of the heart. What good is a physical healing if the heart from which we live is unwhole? “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23. One of Mama Heidi’s main messages was “stopping for the one”; the simplicity of the Gospel is loving the one in front of you. I loved that the ministry was so free that it encouraged us to be missionaries wherever the Holy Spirit was leading us; from the homemaker to the business CEO and all in between we are the missionary in the field wherever the Lord has called us – inside the walls of the Church or outside, whether on foreign or domestic soil. While I had already held fast to this truth in my heart, it was liberating to be part of a ministry that empowered the Body in this way.
Before Jesus commissioned the disciples, He addressed their vision which was also connected to their hearts. Matthew pens some of the disciples doubted it was Jesus they were seeing, while Mark pens the disciples would give account (were rebuked) for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who had seen Jesus after He had risen from death. Unbelief is rooted in mistrust and is an issue of the heart, the eyes were the last senses to follow what their hearts were speaking. “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out fo the evil of his heart produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45. Before the disciples could be used as the first mouthpieces for the foundational building of His Church and the fulfilling of the commission, Jesus had to remind them who they were. These disciples knew the Scriptures, they had been with the Word Himself! Hundreds of years prior Wisdom wrote, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7, and so He dealt with the mind that was causing the seed of doubt. In Greek the word for disciple is mathētḗs, a learner, disciple, pupil and comes from math – “the mental effort to think something through”. HELPS word study defines mathēteúō, “disciple” – to disciple, i.e. helping someone to progressively learn the Word of God to become a matured, growing disciple (literally, “a learner,” a true Christ-follower); to train (develop) in the truths of Scripture and the lifestyle required, i.e. helping a believer learn to be a disciple of Christ in belief and practice.” Before the disciples could be commissioned into practice, they had to believe!
The Great Commission was given after the crucifixion and Jesus understood the disciples were grieving, brokenhearted, and were trying to make sense of the living history they had just been a part of. They had no grid except that Jesus had told them these things would transpire, they were literally experiencing earth shaking events that had never happened before (or since). How beautiful we see the compassion, truth, and reassurance of the Lord at work even in the questioning. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene after she returned to the tomb a second time and in her weeping, in her grief He came and said, “Woman, why are you crying? For whom are you looking?” and at the sound of her name “Mary!”, she turned and said, “Rabboni!” (John 20:13-16). Mary heard a name to Name recognition in her Beloved’s Voice, formed from her pure and intimate devotion. “The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27. Because Jesus defeated death and fulfilled the prophecy, He could now be seen as her Creator, “But now, this is what the Lord, your Creator says, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you [from captivity]; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1.
As only Jesus can do, He watches over His Word to perform it, being the very fulfillment of the Spirit of Prophecy, He testifies of Himself again on the road to Emmaus on the same day of the resurrection in an appearance to two of His disciples. Concealing His identity, He first caused them to become still to acknowledge the condition of their hearts. “And then, that very day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing it, Jesus Himself came up and began walking with them. But their eyes were [miraculously] prevented from recognizing Him. Then Jesus asked them, “What are you discussing with one another as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking brokenhearted.” Luke 24:13-17. I love the demonstration of Scripture found in this passage that Jesus was revealing through His presence; “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].” Psalms 147:3,“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18, ““Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”” Psalms 46:10.
As the Lord continued to walk and talk with them, still concealed, He did for them what they could not do for themselves; He opened their minds to understand and process what had just happened. “And [Jesus] said to them, O foolish ones [sluggish in mind, dull of perception] and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)? Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself.” Luke 24:25-27. The Lord Jesus in His patience and kindness came where they were lacking – in their minds. Again in the Greek, a disciple derives its meaning from math, “mental effort to think something through,” and the circumstances and the evidence weren’t adding up yet for the disciples so Jesus provided the answers and helped them “solve the equation”. What happens next causes my heart to collapse in longing every time I read the passage. “Then they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as if He were going farther. But they urged Him [not to go on], saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening, and the day has just about ended.” So He went inside to stay with them. And it happened that as He reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were [suddenly] opened [by God] and they [clearly] recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and opening the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:28-32. A burning heart is the answer to life’s equation. You cannot give to someone else that which you do not have. Knowing and loving God, and loving others is the commission. This love reaches beyond death, and its flames cannot be quenched. Passion for God is the fuel needed to finish our race, but there is one more step in solving the equation…
There are many more accounts of the visitations of the Resurrected Christ to His disciples that affirmed the reality of His glorified body and revitalized their hearts in belief (John 20:30,31). However, there was one last command that Jesus gave before the disciples were to be released into their missions; they were to wait for the baptism and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. “Until the day when He ascended, after He through the Holy Spirit had instructed and commanded the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen. To them also He showed Himself alive after His passion (His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by [a series of] many convincing demonstrations [unquestionable evidences and infallible proofs], appearing to them during forty days and talking [to them] about the things of the kingdom of God. And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. [John 14:16, 26; 15:26.] For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:2-5
Once again in the Lord’s compassion and mercy He remembers the weakness of our frame and provides the fuel. We yield, we wait upon Him, and our strength is renewed. It is quite impossible to refuel a moving vehicle. The car must come to a complete stop with the engine shut off to safely refuel. As the disciples obeyed the instructions to wait in Jerusalem, 40 days later just as Jesus promised the Holy Spirit came. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately].” Acts 2:1-4. The number forty represents testing, growth, and completion. Jesus left the wilderness after forty days of testing and was filled with power, at forty weeks a baby is ready to be born, and we are familiar with the Israelites wandering for forty years and the unbelief in the promise that kept them in the cycle. I believe forty is a number of choice; we can wander in disbelief or wonder in holy awe. Today I pray as you read this that the Lord would restore childlike faith in your hearts, I pray you would come out of agreement with unbelief and cease wandering and begin to wonder at the signs of the Lord once more. I release healing to bind up any broken-heartedness, and I declare you are released from your captivity. I pray your purpose would be clear, and vision would be restored. I pray you would be still and know that He is God, and in the stillness allow Him to complete the work He has begun in you. I pray for a fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit that would reignite first love. May your life be forever changed as you are renewed and refreshed to finish your race well. Gaze upon and behold the One in front of you, and cultivate devout affection for His Presence. We need the Holy Spirit to love Jesus, and it is He that enables to love the ones assigned around us and to us. Holy fire grip our hearts once more! Be blessed in your refueling and commissioning and may your burning heart set the world on fire!
“As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us. We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God! So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures.” Hebrews 12:1-3
“Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore. This living, consuming flame will seal you as my prisoner of love. My passion is stronger than the chains of death and the grave, all consuming as the very flashes of fire from the burning heart of God. Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being. Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame. Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you. Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore.” Song of Songs 8:6-7
The Lord is completing the “new thing” He has begun in you!
I took this photo yesterday while I was venturing into nature to pray about some things. Butterflies often represent new beginnings and this painting caught my eye as it reminded me of a very large oversized butterfly I had dreamt about last year. Today in a quick dream I saw 8:4. I knew immediately what it meant. Eight represents the new beginning and four represents the fullness of the this work; four corners of the earth, four elements of earth, four directions – it is a completion for rule.
I felt seeing the 8:4 in my dream was also a scripture and was led with the ‘knowing’ I had of the New Beginning to the book of Genesis “In the beginning”; Genesis 8:4 “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.” Symboliclly, we see a new beginning for the rule of the earth as this was post flood. Noah and his family landed atop the mountain which signifies rule and authority, though they would have to wait and rest until the waters subsided to leave the ark. It was the 7th month when the ark landed and seven represents completion, the ‘ark rested’ and God also rested on the 7th day of Creation. Stay in His presence, rest and wait for the Holy Spirit!
We are in the same season as the apostles when Jesus, after He resurrected, told them to wait for the Holy Spirit to come before they proceeded with “The Great Commission”. Yet before He commissioned, He declared He had been given all authority and rule. This is also symbolic as the apostles would go forward in this same power and authority. As Jesus said, wait here in Jerusalem, but it won’t be long from now, I too believe He is saying to us, “not long from now”. However, these new wings are not ordinary, they are much larger with greater span and we are also in new territory. Therefore, we need the wind of the Holy Spirit to lead and carry us! He knows The Way – wait for Him!
Timing is different for many of us, especially if you are a prophet or a forerunner. You may already be flying and scoping out the land but the message is the same for all – we must wait upon the Lord for renewed strength. All should be yielding to the process of transformation that changes us from glory to glory.
“While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak. For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized and empowered and united with the Holy Spirit, not long from now.”” Acts 1:4-5 AMP
There is a cup of love that suffers, I call it ‘The Longing’, I’ve written about it occasionally over the years, but I feel He is increasing this message now. As we read here in Song of Solomon, cleansing and purity alone does not satisfy our Bridegroom King, even those who have yielded to righteousness He still desires more; He is looking for those who long for more of Him, pierced by the woundings of suffering love. If your heart had been touched and awakened by the love of your life, you’d pursue finding them, you would look for and long to be reconnected to them. If you were engaged (which we all are by the way) you would be lovesick for your mate if their presence departed from you for long. This is our Jesus, our bethrothed, and His desire is for you. In the Old Testament, Priests who had access to the Holy of Holies (His presence) were given a commandment by God through Moses to never let the fire go out on the alter, they in essence were in charge of stewarding the Presence of God. We are in the new covenant now, and are called priests and we have the Holy of Holies in our hearts – divine access to His presence and heart through Jesus. In the same way, the principle hasn’t changed, we must never let the fire stop burning on the alter of our hearts.
“The fire on the altar shall be kept burning; it shall not [be allowed to] go out. The priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and he shall arrange the burnt offering on it and offer the fat portions of the peace offerings up in smoke on it. The fire shall be burning continually on the altar; it shall not [be allowed to] go out.” Leviticus 6:12-13 AMP
I pray the Lord would mark you this day, and your heart would long for more of Him! May He captivate your being as you offer all of you for all of Him! ❤️🔥
The Bride-groom King
Arise, my love.
Open your heart, my darling, deeper still to me.
Will you receive me this dark night?
There is no one else but you, my friend, my equal.
I need you this night to arise and come be with me.
You are my pure, loyal dove, a perfect partner for me.
My flawless one, will you arise?
For my heaviness and tears are more than I can bear.
I have spent myself for you throughout the dark night.
The Sleeping Bride
I have already laid aside my own garments for you.
How could I take them up again
since I’ve yielded my righteousness to yours?
You have cleansed my life and taken me so far.
Isn’t that enough?
My beloved reached into me to unlock my heart.
The core of my very being trembled at his touch.
How my soul melted when he spoke to me!
My spirit arose to open for more of his touch.
As I surrendered to him, I began to sense his fragrance—
the fragrance of his suffering love!
It was the sense of myrrh flowing all through me!
I opened my soul to my beloved, but suddenly he was gone!
And my heart was torn out in longing for him.
I sought his presence, his fragrance,
but could not find him anywhere.
I called out for him, yet he did not answer me.
I will arise and search for him until I find him.
As I walked throughout the city in search of him,
the overseers stopped me as they made their rounds.
They beat me and bruised me until I could take no more.
They wounded me deeply
and removed their covering from me.
Nevertheless, make me this promise, you brides-to-be:
if you find my beloved one,
please tell him I endured all travails for him.
I’ve been pierced through by love,
and I will not be turned aside!
Song of Solomon 5: 1-8
The work of completion is the work of love. It is your responsibility to yield to the Lord, and God, who is perfect Love greatest pleasure to complete what has begun in you. He doesn’t grow weary or faint, He doesn’t rest until what He begins is completed. He watches over His Word to perform it. Love protects, hovers, watches, perfects and completes. Then by His sovereign power, the Lord establishes you when the work is done. Yield, have faith and belief and all that concerns you will be perfected. The Lord makes it happen, not you; our love is imperfect though yielding allows perfect love to complete us.
“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]. To Him be dominion (power, authority, sovereignty) forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:10-11 AMP