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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
I should not think it is the unbeliever who resists revival inasmuch as it is the religious person.
It is the control, jealously, pride and manipulation that we have continued to tolerate in our own Houses that are blockers to the move of the Spirit.
“But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent [to change her inner self and her sinful way of thinking], but she has no desire to repent of her immorality and refuses to do so.” Revelation 2:20,21
I pray we would become a Body who does not know or tolerate “the depths of Satan” (Rev 2:24); a Body who is not afraid to address and cut off that which chokes the breath from the Lord’s Church.
[I presume the graphics I created may offend some, but there is a reason why art was once used to reform culture, lead by Christians at that].
Your personal ‘calling’ does not necessarily equate acceptance. Living a life of obedience and surrender to the Lord does not mean you are easily welcomed, well liked, or loved by all. You can be in the perfect will of God and be rejected by men.
As time progresses and the pathway to righteousness and following the Lord becomes narrower, it will be more consequential that we adhere to the mandate that we humble ourselves and take up our cross – on the daily! Our temporary sufferings are unto the Lord, that He, the Lamb, may receive the reward for His suffering. When we are dead to self, we can more readily and willingly follow the Lamb.
If religion nailed Jesus to the cross, so will our adversary be. Many people despised and rejected Him, but remember religion crucified Him. People will turn against you; brother, sister, father, and mother – and they will think they are justified in “truth” ; a divide is coming within the Body, your very own “sisters and brothers ‘in the Lord’” and the only way to survive the sword is to be cloaked in humility.
“Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people hate you, and exclude you [from their fellowship], and insult you, and scorn your name as evil because of [your association with] the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for their fathers used to treat the prophets in the same way.” Luke 6:22-23 AMP
“And he who does not take his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] is not worthy of Me.” Matthew 10:38 AMP
““The one who listens to you listens to Me; and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and the one who rejects Me rejects Him [My heavenly Father] who sent Me.”” Luke 10:16 AMP
“He was despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief; And like One from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth [to complain or defend Himself]; Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before her shearers, So He did not open His mouth.” Isaiah 53:3, 7 AMP
Re-release of a prophetic dream 7.7.20
Repentance is not a dirty word.
But first let me explain I have been a vivid dreamer since I could remember. I often communicated warning dreams unknowingly even as a small child. I was also more comfortable with the unseen realm than the earthly realm and longed to be with my Creator. At this point in my life -though I am happy to answer questions and share my testimony I no longer have the time to explain myself or dilute and code messages. Haven’t we had enough of a ‘watered down’ gospel after all? After years and years of seeing my dreams and visions come to pass I will say I’m just the messenger – and even if one person is impacted by the message than I have succeeded, “I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” Luke 15:7 AMP
I awoke from a really intense dream last night. The kind of dream that Isaiah 5:20 writes “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” NLT
The actual full details I don’t feel to explain to you but the message of dream is of upmost importance. In the dream the streets and buildings were full of people – for the protest and conviction of “wrong doers” or “the accused”. After the masses would convict those who had committed very minor offenses and shed blood on their behalf (cut them with knives) there was another grouping of people who lined up after who had more evil offenses & wickedness of heart, but they however were allowed to go free with no bloodshed.
Does this sound familiar?! This is a spirit of religion. Just like the one that killed Jesus – except He had NO offense in him！
There were fires, ashes and crowds of people high and low. There was a dominant religious influence from a certain church. After those who were most wicked and not convicted were free, I could not contain the fire in me any longer. The dream ended with me preaching a message of repentance and raising my voice as loud as I could among thousands.
Repentance is not a dirty word. Repentance means to be restored to the pent house. Literally means to come up to a higher way of thinking. There is a more excellent way… When your mind is changed your behavior will follow.
I believe all of Heaven rejoices when we repent because it’s an act of our free will. And the dedication in changing your mind sometimes requires hard work. God’s intention and heart is not to punish you, or dominate you under His thumb. Quite the opposite really – what other King GIVES you dominion to rule and reign with Him? There is none like Jehovah!
We are entering a time where mass confusion is prevalent. Where good is called evil and evil is called good. You can not get by in the times to come by following the majority. This is not a fear message, however a “change your mind message”. You can still live in peace when there are storms around you! You have to be close to Jesus, you need the Holy Spirit. You need the Lord God as your defender and righteous judge. You need the gift of discernment as never before. Pray that the scales be removed from your eyes, and for ears to hear what the Spirit would say to the church. Raise your voice in Spirit and in Truth. Prepare the way for our coming King!
“Repent [change your inner self–your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life], for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 3:2 AMP
“The realm of heaven’s kingdom is about to appear—so you’d better keep turning away from evil and turn back to God!”
Matthew 3:2 TPT
A Warning Dream and Vision
This morning 1.18.23 I had a warning dream that parallels with a message the Lord has already been forming, that I have been waiting to release. In the dream the Antichrist was just divorced by the true covenant Bride. The true Bride would call him a Pharisee and immediately Jezebel brought him another bride. This secondary bride was in preparation for marriage to her true Bridegroom, though was brought to the Antichrist prematurely through control, manipulation, and money.
The Antichrist’s profession was an “actor” and his hearts desires were attached to performance and producing (illegitimately). Producing in and of itself isn’t wrong, it was the heart and motive in this Antichrist, in other words symbolically what he professed was a pretend. He shifted the blame on the true covenant Bride and accused her for calling him a Pharisee though this was the truth. The covenant Bride’s name in the dream means “pure”, “a bodily purging”, from the Greek “pure, clear of dirt, clean, spotless; open, free; clear of shame or guilt; purified”. The Bridegroom’s name in the dream symbolizes a type of Christ and means “one who heals”, “save, we pray”. Additionally the secondary bride that was brought in was still in process while she was preparing for her true Bridegroom, she represented many in the body of Christ. She was taken away PREMATURELY by Jezebel who posed as a “mother” to her and brought her before this false bridegroom to an arranged marriage. While this second bride was in the middle of preparing, she was led away only wearing the sheer slip to her bridal gown that revealed her nakedness underneath as she had no undergarments on. Her gown was very low cut and even she knew it revealed too much, she was waiting to be properly clothed, knowing that somehow the longer she waited the right clothing would be made available.
After Jezebel took her from this place of preparation and before she was taken to the arranged marriage she spoke to other women in silly embarrassment that she was exposed, however she did not know where she was being led, so the cost of her embarrassment was not high. It was too late to go back to get her gown and she was totally exposed. This represents her heart, as a deep v-neck reveals the heart, though she could not even hide at this point her shame or nakedness. In the next scene Jezebel cut her a deal on rent, making it seem like because she was “blood” she was favored, making the cost of her living next to nothing (devaluing her life). Then in the following scene she sat across from this Antichrist, and could not even look at him at first, saddened by what she had lost. I sensed she did not want this to happen, though felt out of control (underneath Jezebels thumb).. She knew this wasn’t her true bridegroom and one she loved, though felt forced into the compromised relationship deceived into thinking her betrothed Bridegroom wouldn’t come for her.
This Antichrist bridegroom was not humble, though posed as being such through a victim mentality – a narcissist, gas lighter, etc. His face appeared beautiful and bright and his eyes were light, but I knew his eyes were meant to be brown representing humility and his face represented a false Angel of light. He was likened to me through a person I know, and represented a likeness of him and his name; but was not in true covenant like the person in reality is.
This is the most important part of this message / interpretation: the Antichrist will be a man of religion controlled by Jezebel. I repeat, the Antichrist will be raised to be a man of religion. He will replicate healing, and the works of Jesus, he will have “life” and charisma, and he will believe in himself. He will accuse the true Bride yet try to pose as Holy One himself. He will aim to make a name for himself, He will look like Christ though his character will be contrary. He will seem humble to many, when it is actually a victim spirit dancing with pride and narcissism . It will be very difficult to determine the difference until his soul is revealed.
The Church’s coming war will be with the covenant keepers of the spirit of religion and the spirit of Jezebel. The enemy is aware of the word that says a house divided cannot stand. He has blasphemed the Name of the Lord, while Jezebel is in bed with her son, the Antichrist. The unholy of unholy unions indeed! The enemy is bringing division to the true Bride to thwart her union with Christ. And at the same time the Hand of the Lord is also dividing and exposing those who are hiding in His house whose allegiance is to the Antichrist; the posers, players and actors.
Another repeated message I’ve continued to share, though this is what the Lord is highlighting; The great separation that is coming is within the Global Bride. Sheep and goats both call upon the name of the Lord. Wheat and tares look exactly alike until they are broken open. This is the season of the Threshing Floor, a time for the true covenant Bride to war for her own, plunder what was stolen, working together with the Lord while He separates and deals with the impostors. “Arise and thresh, O Daughter of Zion! For I will make your horn iron And I will make your hoofs bronze; That you may beat many peoples in pieces [trampling down your enemies], That you may devote to the Lord their unjust gain (pagan possessions) And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.” Micah 4:13 AMP. The greatest wealth to the Lord here on this earth is one’s soul. Our hearts are the wealth of nations!
Pray for mercy, that our eyes be not deceived! As a global Body we are coming near an intersection and tipping point where once we have crossed we will not be able to return back. The enemies plan is to intercept the Bride’s destiny by alluring her away before she is prepared. The enemy prowls like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, and his target is the unprepared, immature Bride! Chose this day whom you will serve. You will be in covenant with an idol or in covenant with the Creator. There is a line. You must choose one side or the other.
You will wait for the promised coming Bridegroom or you will bow to Jezebel and her rule. You will forfeit destiny for profit. You will exchange intimacy for looks and appearance. You will bow to idols or bow to the Lord. No more protective covering, no more holy covenant relationship, no freedom in the Spirit. Naked and exposed and forsaken you will be. Choose! You must choose whom you will serve this day!
The Coming Storm and Sword
On Friday December, 30 2022 I was asking the Lord if He had anything else to say to me for the coming year. I was standing alone outside in my uncle’s backyard overlooking many acres of woods. Then out from a dramatic scene of very low hovering storm clouds in the natural I saw in the Spirit a giant sword come down from the cloud, and I heard, “joints and marrow”. Immediately I knew this meant yet another separation was underway as Hebrews 4:12 was quickened to me. “For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 AMP.
In concurrence with what I personally experienced as a forerunner last year, what the Lord has already spoken to me about storms, I believe we will see physical storms including shortages this coming year that will effect us in the natural. However, there is nothing to fear because your reality will be determined by your mind-set. Out of the midst of those storms, which are The Lord, we will see His sword judging the very thoughts and attitudes of our heart. He is completely disjointing what does not belong in and on His Body and it will feel like the most furious storm, however it will be the Lord. He would rather grow a new leg than defile the whole body – so to speak. He is exposing the marrow, which is the very inside of the bone. Symbolically He is exposing and testing our greatest strength or weakness, many of you will be tested beyond what you think you can endure, and His grace will be sufficient for you, you will not break if you remain in Him and deeply abide in His presence. This is both on a corporate and personal level. He is exposing the thoughts and intentions of the heart to prepare us for His Holy habitation.
The Lord would say, “You want revival? Then make my House holy!”. The Lord does not abide in mixture. Who we truly are in our heart is being exposed, no one can hide from the Hand of the Lord. We must first declare He is holy, before His glory will fill the earth. The burning is for cleansing and new growth, the winds for change and separation, the fires for purification – that we may be so honored to see and behold the Lord. “And one called out to another, saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is filled with His glory.” And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, and the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, “Woe is me! For I am ruined, Because I am a man of [ceremonially] unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”” Isaiah 6:3-5 AMP. He is making us holy so we may be able to stand before Him, pure and blameless. We are being threshed (cracked open) for the threshold (point of entrance) of His glory. “And the Lord spoke to the man (seventh angel) clothed in linen and said, “Go between the whirling wheels under the cherubim; fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter them over the city.” And he entered as I watched. Now the cherubim were standing on the right side of the temple when the man entered; and a cloud [the Shekinah glory of God] filled the inner courtyard. Then the glory and brilliance of the Lord moved upward from the cherubim to [rest over] the threshold of the temple; and the temple was filled with the cloud and the courtyard was filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.”Ezekiel 10:2-4 AMP.
All the prophetic words and “insights” for the new year regardless of the messenger are meaningless if you do not KNOW Him; the Christ, Himself the TRUE BRIDEGROOM KING.
He is a PERSON.
Jesus is not a platform.
He is not a formula.
He is not a means of transport.
He is not a product.
He is NOT FOR SALE.
He is not to be “trafficked”. Slavery exists with the highest bid in the bedroom, popularly known as Human Trafficking, where destiny’s are sold like the immature bride in preparation, prearranged for rendezvous and revenue. Though have you considered Jesus trafficking? Do we not use Him just the same? Forsaking true intimacy for profit. Are we like-minded in Christ or are we “anti” (opposite of) Christ?
He is a person.
He has a name.
He has a voice.
This is my prophetic word for the new year. Steward what the Lord gave you last year, the year before and before that. Do not merely consume, but chew thoroughly. Milk is for consumption and meat is for chewing. It is time to grow up Body of Christ lest we fall prey to the devices of the enemy. Divorce the idols before they hunt you like prey. “Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen. For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of God’s word [from the beginning], and you have come to be continually in need of milk, not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is [doctrinally inexperienced and] unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a spiritual infant. But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.” Hebrews 5:11-14 AMP
John the Baptist had one message on repeat; “repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”. This prophetic call was founded in Beloved Identity, as he had the revelation of Jesus as Bridegroom King. This one message was “good enough” to list John as one of the greatest prophets, the forerunner of Christ. “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist;” Matthew 11:11.
This is the same message needed to prepare the way for our coming King’s return. Change your mind and come up higher. Return to your first love. The Bridegroom is coming again, will you be ready?
The Spirit of the Lord said to me, “Just as the Lord is coming quickly for His Bride, so the enemy is coming quickly for his.” The enemy desires to sift you like wheat because he is after your soul. The enemy is patient in his waiting on the threshing floor, mirroring the ways of the Lord. So as it was where Ruth made her heart vulnerable to Boaz on the threshing floor, symbolically the enemy will take the separated tare from the wheat as his own. The name Boaz means “quickly” a type of Christ who has redeemed His Bride and will come quickly for her, “like a thief in the night”, and so the enemy waits to make covenant with those who in a different application are vulnerable, and separated from the Lord.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT
“Likewise, you younger men [of lesser rank and experience], be subject to your elders [seek their counsel]; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [tie on the servant’s apron], for God is opposed to the proud [the disdainful, the presumptuous, and He defeats them], but He gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.] 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].” 1 Peter 5:5-10 AMP.
All hands on deck, gowns and boots ready! We are entering a greater time of militancy and must assist the Lord. As we are becoming for Him, we also must lift others up into growth and maturity. As lovers and fighters, we must now engage in working for the Lord!
And in heeding to my own words, here is the Word of the Lord I released for 2022 on First Love https://ablazeglobalproductions.com/2021/12/31/restore-the-spark-a-call-to-return-to-first-love/
He is Love. He is Breath. He is Life. He is Eden. He is Home.
The greatest loss to mankind is absence from the presence of God. To be separated from Him, is to have no breath in your lungs.
He is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE
“Jesus said to him, “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6 AMP
““For the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts says this, ‘I am the First and I am the Last; And there is no God besides Me. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim it and declare it; Yes, let him confront Me, Since I established the people of antiquity. And let them [those supposed gods] tell those people [who foolishly follow them] the things to come And the events that are going to take place. Do not tremble nor be afraid [of the violent upheavals to come]; Have I not long ago proclaimed it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? There is no other Rock; I know of none.’ ””
Isaiah 44:6-8 AMP
““So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish (stupid) man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great and complete was its fall.””
Matthew 7:24-27 AMP
“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP
If we KNOW, ACKNOWLEDGE, and RECOGNIZE the Lord in all of our ways – we follow THE WAY.
When you trust the Lord with your heart – the core of who you are, it will be inevitable that you will find yourself on the right path.
It all begins with TRUST.
Even Jesus had to trust the Father, as He prayed “not my will, but Your will be done”. His relationship with the Father was founded in Love, and therefore He knew the outcome of His willful surrender was in trustworthy Hands.
I heard the Lord say this morning, “Trust that your heart is held precious in My Hands.”
We are not even semi-precious stones, we are precious – valuable, of great worth, price, costly. We are beloved and dear to our Lord. We are costly, and of great value to Him, for we have been bought at the highest price of His very life. Just as the physical heart gives life for the human existence, so the spiritual heart beats just the same. Without a healthy heart we have low quality of life, and most often a shortened life; which applies to the physical and spiritual. But when we give our heart to the Lord, He understands how it was created and cares for it more than we could ever know. He promises long life and salvation when we trust Him.
This may seem like one of the most elementary truths to follow, however none of us are above the need to check in – how much are we dependent and RELIANT upon He who is faithful? By not remaining childlike in this area, this is how we actually veer off the paths of righteousness. ￼
Friend, you are precious, your heart is precious in His hands. Trust Him completely as He is the one who has given you those desires in your heart. Let Him fulfill you by clearing the paths before you, leaning upon the Beloved is when the crooked ways become straight. Let the Lord do the work.
“Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters, That spreads out its roots by the river; And will not fear the heat when it comes; But its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought Nor stop bearing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 AMP
“It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.” Psalms 118:8 NKJV
“Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God, and you will dwell in the land, feasting on his faithfulness. Find your delight and true pleasure in Yahweh, and he will give you what you desire the most. Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way, you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!”
Psalms 37:3-5 TPT
“Get ready for the rise of the Elisha prophets”. A word I was going to release sometime over a year ago, and did not even though I know what I heard in the Spirit to be true. I waited, and waited; I watched, heard, and experienced to understand that everything that had come against them to keep them from their mantle – the forces to accuse, suppress, cause delay and all they wrestled under has now forged a most vehement flame in them. This flame will consume every naysayer that comes against the will of the Lord. They are PURE, hungry and allegiant prophets who are confidently driven by the love and fear of the Lord. They distain all that hinders the way and truth of God, zeal for His House consumes them and this HOLY passion will tear down every religious system and principality.
The fire is coming. Get ready! The earth will know God will not be mocked! These Elisha prophets have faithfully endured testing and have paid the price for Elijah’s mantle. Do you not know these are the ones who will run in the earth in these last hours to crush the high places? These are the promised mature sons and daughters ~ the restored ones who will not walk but run preparing the way for the Lord. They help cleanse the land from territorial spirits that cause barrenness and others alike – These are the final torch bearers. The Elisha prophets are deliverers and restorers, they are wild lovers and fierce warriors. They clear the way for labor and safe delivery, “the harvest is ripe and laborers are few” – but they work unto the harvest – it is in the meaning of their name; Elisha : God is Salvation. There is no fear of man left in them. They have trained and prepared for war. They hold the final blueprint and revelation for the coming of the Lord.
Religion sat on its lofty mountain and accused our Savior, nailing Him to Calvary’s cross but these Elisha’s will run atop these same mountains working together under the authority of Christ to crush the snakes that once bruised His heel. Their agreement with the Lord to accomplish His plans has made them the fiercest warrior bride tribe. Unstoppable, they ascend and descend during these final battles, seated with the Christ the Son, kinship so devoted they are with Him when He leaves His throne – the final watchmen who will herald, “look now, we see Him coming, prepare the way of the Lord!” They are more than times and seasons prophets, they ARE the season. Living signs, living wonders, living testimonies, living convictions. They are not who you think they are, for while the Church was raising up their chosen to make their prophets the Lord was breaking His.
Get ready! The fire is coming!
ELISHA SUCCEEDS ELIJAH
“When the sons of the prophets who were [watching] opposite at Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him [in respect]. Then they said to Elisha, “Behold now, there are among your servants fifty strong men; please let them go and search for your master. It may be that the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “You shall not send anyone.” But when they urged him until he was embarrassed [to refuse them], he said, “Send them.” So they sent fifty men, and they searched for three days but did not find Elijah. They returned to Elisha while he was staying at Jericho; and he said to them, “Did I not tell you, ‘Do not go’?” Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Look, this city is in a pleasant place, as my Lord [Elisha] sees; but the water is bad and the land is barren.” He said, “Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then Elisha went to the spring of water and threw the salt in it and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I [not the salt] have purified and healed these waters; there shall no longer be death or barrenness because of it.’ ” So the waters have been purified to this day, in accordance with the word spoken by Elisha. Then Elisha went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, young boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” When he turned around and looked at them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore to pieces forty-two of the boys. Elisha went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.” 2 Kings 2:15-25 AMP
God is never to blame for a promise that has not come to pass. I feel a warning in my spirit very strongly, the Lord has been done and is done with carnival acts in the Church. He has given ample warning, time, and correction. In this next season (as in NOW) if you want what He promised you must be done with the carnal nonsense. That means people who you once trusted will no longer be part of the picture. Appearances are deceiving, the Lord has been showing me discerning the subtleties of the Spirit is the only pathway to truth. Narrow is the gate and few will find it. The window is closing, and He will find a Home to dwell, not just visit; your obedience is everything in this moment.
Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes Himself God’s enemy (James 4:4).
This the scripture that the Lord gave me when I was interpreting a recent dream. In the dream He likened friendship with the world to an algebra mathematical problem, with the root of the division (from Him) entering through our eye gates. We have been in a stunted class where we have learned to obtain what we see, yet it still serving a “third-world spirit world” – it serves self and the brokenness of a fallen nature. It is poverty ridden in mindset, ladden with false acquisition and hope. Repeating the same systematic patterns in a secular world equate secular results. We are fixated on what is brief, our high reach is for what is momentary instead of eternal. The carnality of life is programmed from generation to generation. We are regressing instead of progressing. Our society is like a fracture that will not heal, and the Lord is resetting our bone structure to reunite broken parts.
If you study the etymology of the word Algebra, it quite plainly a spiritual allegory.
Reunion of broken parts and reducing fractions are two preparatory steps to solving algebraic equations ~ calculation by restoring and balancing. The Lord is longing to restore us, but will not reintegrate His people while still broken. He showed me in the dream, you will not graduate when conformed to the systems of the world.
I’ve written about this last year in a different article, however it most certainly applicable to this dream, and how we move forward in the ways of the Lord. The spiritual realm is mathematical! We must take the mental effort to transform from a worldly mind the to mind of Christ. The 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.”
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” Romans 12:1-2 AMP
Your eyes may be looking on things above and yet still carnal. High places aren’t necessarily His places. You may be looking up, but are you looking at Him?
“Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? [Jer. 3:14; Hos. 2:19ff.]” James 4:5 AMPC
“Does the Scripture mean nothing to you that says, “The Spirit that God breathed into our hearts is a jealous Lover who intensely desires to have more and more of us”?” James 4:5 TPT
The Lord is looking for those who are willing to follow Him wherever He leads ~ into the ‘thunder, lightning, and smoking mountain’. Will you be courageous to go where He is? You say you love Him, but do you trust Him, do you truly reverence Him? Will you approach Him? Safety according to our standards will often limit the depth of our encounter. Could it be that on the other side of your perceived storm, is the face of the Lord?
“Now all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the smoking mountain; and as they looked, the people were afraid, and they trembled [and moved backward] and stood at a [safe] distance. Then they said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do not sin.” So the people stood at a [safe] distance, but Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.” Exodus 20:18-21 AMP