Prophetic Scripting

“Wait Now, I’m Coming!”

 “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’ (

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” ( The meaning of Wiltshire is a place-name and “means shire centered on the Wilton”.  Wilton means “farm where the willow trees grow”. ( 

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.” (

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.” ( 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.” (

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.” (  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”. (  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 ( 

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” ( 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 

Dailies On The Vine


The Lord quickened in my spirit today “it is a time of coming forth”. So many of us have been bewildered by timing, but now it is the time to “behold”. Behold, for the Word of the Lord is coming to pass. This is the time in which you shall see! It is the time where what was birthed in the spirit will be birthed in the natural – on earth as it is in Heaven. And “suddenly” it shall appear! Behold, the promises of the Lord are ’yes’ and ‘amen’. Behold, this is your time to see!

The etymology of the word ‘forth’ is an adjective meaning to bring forward, onward, farther; continually.

The etymology of the word ‘behold’ is a verb from Old English bihaldan (West Saxon behealdan) “give regard to, hold in view,” also “keep hold of; belong to,” from be- + haldan, healdan.

Keep in view, continue to look, for what the Lord has ordained He is now bringing forward into sight. What was alive in the Spirit will now become alive in the natural as the Lord performs His Word. Behold, look at the Mighty Hand of the Lord!

“Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”” Jeremiah‬ ‭1‬:‭11‬-‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“So don’t lose your bold, courageous faith, for you are destined for a great reward! You need the strength of endurance to reveal the poetry of God’s will and then you receive the promise in full. For soon and very soon, “The One who is appearing will come without delay!”” Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭35‬-‭37‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. [Heb. 10:37, 38.]” ‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Dailies On The Vine

Keep Me Tender

Keep me tender …
The prayer of my heart.
May I tenderly and devotedly love You Lord. May I give you the praise and affection You deserve. May this kind of love be the overflow of a surrendered and secure heart.

Heaven is attracted to vulnerability and humility. While the world boasts confidence in “toughening up”, Heaven looks upon the meek and lowly. Meekness and humility does not equate weakness, though rather speaks to the posture of one’s heart – a heart that is sensitive to the hand of the Lord, moved by the touch of the Holy Spirit, and who hears and responds to the Father’s voice. The tender of heart are the friends of Heaven, they are the lovers of God, they are the committed followers of Christ.

“I LOVE You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“And out of your reverence for Christ be supportive of each other in love. For wives, this means being devoted to your husbands like you are tenderly devoted to our Lord, for the husband provides leadership for the wife, just as Christ provides leadership for his church, as the Savior and Reviver of the body. In the same way the church is devoted to Christ, let the wives be devoted to their husbands in everything. And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to us, his bride. For he died for us, sacrificing himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God. All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭21‬-‭27‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].” Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭22‬-‭23‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“But the humble of heart will inherit every promise and enjoy abundant peace.” Psalms‬ ‭37‬:‭11‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. [Ps. 37:29; Matt. 5:5.]” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭11‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

““What bliss you experience when your heart is pure! For then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Dailies On The Vine

To Give Or Not To Give – Matters Of The Mouth

The Lord does not withhold from us so why do we withhold from others? Withholding is a form of control and at the root of that control is fear.

There are different manifestations of withholding, however in tandem with Proverbs 18:21, I am addressing withholding in speech. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.” Many people will think grateful thoughts, kind thoughts about others and the like, but they will never speak them out. That is an example of withholding.

Often times we have the best intentions, however the very words bless, encourage, and exhort all require speech – aka one’s mouth! A great mishap of our brain is that when we’ve thought about something long enough, we actually think we’ve done or said the task – not true! How many of us have sheepishly responded to a lack of follow through with, “well, I thought about it” hoping to achieve brownie points for non-completion? It is literally our brains excuse. While of course we are growing and learning, I really believe this is an area lacking in our culture. We simply don’t take the time to love others well. We’ve tricked ourselves into a clear conscious believing action was accomplished through our thoughts. While we are to guard our hearts and speech to bring forth life, we must be careful that this guarding does not give way to fear. I’m not talking about flattery either, I’m talking about true and intentional affirmation, exhortation, and honor that translates as love in action displayed in speech.

Our greatest Blessing and Blessor is the Lord, His example of love in action through speech at the time of Creation comes to mind. As the book of Genesis writes, not only did the Lord use His mouth to speak mankind and creation into existence, He used His mouth to bless us and call all that He created good. The process of creation (LIFE) was not complete until He spoke the blessing. Over the seven days we read over again “God said, God made, God called, God blessed”. It would appear three of four actions were in speech; the Triune Godhead in perfect unity through expressive decree over all of life.

The Patriarchs followed this example at Creation when they were passing on the family blessing, this was considered a very honored and holy time. The blessing of the sons, children, and land was not communicated through a scroll, the blessing was spoken and the words were life and they were upheld as the highest truth. The father’s blessing (or curse) was unalterable, it held prophecy and inheritance rights – their future “lot” was literally hinged on the father’s spoken blessing.

We bless and affectionately praise the Lord, as He is rightfully due. And we love because He first loved us, however I believe in the Body we are not yet complete because we lack in this area of spoken blessing. We are not yet fully inheriting all that is ours, and it’s going to take an all in effort to begin speaking forth the blessing to all the members of the Single Body through appreciation and encouragement. What if your left foot only heard signals from the brain whenever it made a mistake or tripped. It probably would not want to run… and what if your heart never heard that it was loved, it may beat a bit slower than the others. Perhaps the right ear only hears when the left hand is pointing a finger? It would probably be scared to hear and closed off. Or… what if the brain loved all of the members and limbs of the body and was so grateful, but rarely told them so? My guess is the members and limbs didn’t get the signal, and they became despondent, weak, and perhaps feeble.

Though we all need healthy encouragement and affirmation, for some it is the very language by which they are able to receive love. May we be the lovers of God in this way, bringing life through the blessing of our speech.

“Nothing is more appealing than speaking beautiful, life-giving words. For they release sweetness to our souls and inner healing to our spirits.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭24‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Anxious fear brings depression, but a life-giving word of encouragement can do wonders to restore joy to the heart.” Proverbs‬ ‭12‬:‭25‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭11‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“So let us then definitely aim for and eagerly pursue what makes for harmony and for mutual upbuilding (edification and development) of one another.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭19‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“In that way, whatever happens to one member happens to all. If one suffers, everyone suffers. If one is honored, everyone rejoices.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭26‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭24‬-‭25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10‬:‭21‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“A man has joy in giving an appropriate answer, And how good and delightful is a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭23‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“[The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭50‬:‭4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Let Love Be Your Highest Goal!

Love is the missing puzzle piece, for at the root of anything missing in our lives there we will find a lack of love. Every one of God’s perfect promises, ways, and truths are fulfilled, followed, and believed through love. We love because He first loved us, therefore we must learn to receive from Him for we cannot give to others what we have not been able to accept ourselves.

Any place we have not been Fathered by Love there will be a deficit (from emotions to finances and anything in between). May our goal be that we become so transformed by Love Himself that we are complete with nothing missing and nothing lacking- for in our seeking, yielding and finding we are changed and energized from glory to glory.

God is Love ~ Selah.
Let this truth permeate through your being, as you meditate on Him and allow Him to heal any lack in your life you will then find grace in running your race. When we seek the Lord with all of our hearts, we will find His heart. His cords of love draw us into His heart and when we completely attach to Him here oneness is attained.

May Love be the beautiful prize for which we run! Jesus’ heart is the reward, knowing Him is the prize! This is the greatest determining of one’s future – how well do you know Him, and how well do you love? “They will know you are Christians by your love” isn’t just a cute song or glossed over Scripture. It means what it says, you will know someone is a follower of Christ – better yet how well they know Christ by how well they love. To be Christ-like is synonymous with Love-like; loving like Christ.

What a gift, what a Savior, what a Love … He found me and I found Him; I am nothing without Love, I am nothing without Him. At whatever cost, may I learn to love and honor You Lord (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and others well.

“Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭13‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭13‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬-‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭1‬-‭7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Leave Your Cares, Ascend With Christ

Sometimes it is the simple things that are the most profound. There is no other God besides Him, tell me what other god gives you His care for earthly cares? Come to the Great Shepherd, allow Jesus to tenderly care for you – trust, surrender, yield these cares to Him and “leave them there”, for He knows your frame and remembers you are but dust.

The Lord is calling you into a deeper realm of trust – it’s a place of abiding in Him, here there is no fear, no worry, no lack, no need, just His tenderness that fills our weaknesses with more of Himself. Go lower still and allow yourself to become more fully dependent upon Him, for this is the most beautiful and profound exchange – His care for our cares. If you are humble enough to trust Him and surrender these cares, and LEAVE THEM with Him, it means they are no longer with you. This is the place you were meant for, union with Him that allows you to ascend above the earthly weights and cares. Thank you Jesus.

“Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. [Ps. 55:22.]”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe]. For He knows our frame, He [earnestly] remembers and imprints [on His heart] that we are dust.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103‬:‭13‬-‭14‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Give Me Time

Revival 101. You constrict and confine the Holy Spirit when you do not yield your schedule to Him. From the pulpit to the secret place of your heart, from the greatest to the least, we must yield and make room for Him. Who wants to be rushed at a banquet, who wants to hurry through the experience of a fine dining meal?

There are often adopted attitudes that if the Holy Spirit comes, then we will yield. That is not how it works, for it is through our yielding and surrender the Holy Spirit is welcomed; and in faith, response, and reverence we host Him for however long He desires to move and dwell among us. A simple shift in thinking will make all the difference.

I’ve been a “church goer” all my life, and as I was taught from a young age to honor and move with the Holy Spirit, this is an area I’ve watched wane even in the most “spirit filled” atmospheres. Who does time belong to? The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof… we must truly give it ALL back to Him.

The Lord says today, “if you give Him time, He will restore it!”.

The root of the word time is “to divide”. When we give time back to the Lord, He rightly divides, and we stay in sync with the Spirit. We must remain in Him in Spirit and in Truth. He moves beyond the limitations (of space and time) and brings us into His perfect will in the moment leading unto movement and momentum. Faster than a perceived second, anything and everything can change. This type of yielding is what lends us unto redemption and restoration, as there is no loss in this giving. What was lost, now becomes found.

“My son, if you will take the time to stop and listen to me and embrace what I say, you will live a long and happy life full of understanding in every way.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“The one I love calls to me: Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one. The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me. For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock. It was I who took you and hid you up high in the secret stairway of the sky. Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice. How beautiful your eyes of worship and lovely your voice in prayer. You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together.”
‭‭Song of Songs‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭15‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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FAITH ~ Father Abides In The Home

Faith will offend the mind of religion, however without faith we offend the mind (heart) of God.

This is the very difference of choice between pleasing God or pleasing man.

“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

While “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬), faith is also our foundation of union with the Trinity. Jesus is the doorway to access the Father, the Holy Spirit is the presence who emanates the attributes and character of the Father. Faith declares we have given God, the all sufficient One, a home, a preeminent place to dwell in our heart. An acronym was quickened to my spirit when I saw the word faith, “Father Abides In The Home”, we belong to Him and He belongs to us.

Doubt, who is the twin face of fear, is the enemy of faith and is so offensive to God because it is as if you are willingly allowing a thief into the home that belongs to Him. Disbelief dishonors the first commandment, and compromises covenant; it accuses the heart of God and His nature. Denying Jesus at the doorway of our hearts is the ultimate robbery of mankind. It is the very sin of Adam and Eve that brought disconnection to humanity.

Jesus leads us unto restoration to the Father’s heart as the Holy Spirit continues to whoo and draw us in, closer and deeper into holy realms of the Love within the chambers of the Father’s heart that reconnect us to the Bosom from which we were born. True union and fellowship is found here, this is abiding in the Vine, our life flow from the Father to the Son to the Spirit.

Father Abides In The Home

In His House we honor the Name above all Names – and we do it by faith, hope, love, trust, listening, and obeying. We do not share the glory in the home with intruders. We do not dine with fear and doubt at His table. How offensive indeed.

“I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Isaiah 42:8 KJV

““Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus answered him, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.’ This is the great and supreme commandment.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭36‬-‭38‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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The Mark Of Maturity

Do not be deceived. Gifting is not the mark or sign of maturity, it is the renewed mind transformed by Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit that marks a person unto maturity. (1 Corinthians chapters 1-3)

All of creation is longing, and even groaning with expectation for the revealing of God’s mature sons and daughters (Romans 8: 22,23). Maturity is not even always a measure of natural experience inasmuch as it is a supernaturally transformed mind. In other words, the revealed mindsets of Christ that are adhered to will always supersede man’s natural experience – hence the phrase “this person is very spiritually mature”, which is not based on age alone.

Once again, the evidence of gifting is not the sign of maturity, it is the adopted / transfused mindset of Christ. If you want to be a new man, you need a new mind – the mind of Christ.

Growing in gifting is profitable, however renewing your mind supersedes the fruit of the gifts abilities. To be spiritually mature is to think as Christ.

A beautiful picture is the crown of thorns that our Lord wore upon His head. What a magnificent inheritance we have; a mind of life in exchange for the mind of death. Riches too incomprehensible, though can be received all by changing one’s mind.

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“How Great Thou Art”

For too many years we focused on how we can be great for God instead of how can we die to allow Christ to flow through us.

I wrote the above last week, and I believe it’s something worth pondering in our pursuit of loving and knowing God and His ways.

For many the heart was right however we were “taught” wrong. I praise the Lord for those who are redirecting that narrative, and those who will yield to the purity of the message.

When we focus on being great for God we will always come short, because the Gospel was and never is about our greatness but rather the greatness of God. This is how many burn out, especially in ministry as exhaustion sets in from ‘not being enough’.

As Paul writes in Ephesians, “be empowered through your union with Him”, oneness with Jesus is the only way to truly experiencing a fulfilled life. You will do great things, but through divine union with Him otherwise you will be named a goat at the end of the age. It is never about works alone, but rather letting the Worker move through you, it is a beautiful holy partnership with the Lord. Everything Jesus said to us through His Word is perfectly attainable through the power of the Holy Spirit.

May we never cease to remember it is Christ in us the hope of glory. If there be any thing to glory about, may it be that the life we live and have found is IN Christ. He is the Life, we are a branch on the Vine and are truly blessed when we bear fruit – many may see it and enjoy it, but may we never forget the Source of that fruit.

“I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.” John‬ ‭15‬:‭5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

🎵 How Great Thou Art 🎶

Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration
And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

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Surrender ~ The Daily Necessity

Upon graduation from Bible College many years ago I was full of zeal, vision, and (some) knowledge. I thought Jesus and I were leaving to go conquer the world… His words to me some months later as I was making plans for my next steps have forever marked me. It’s the basis of my life’s journey thereafter and testimony – “Die to your dreams and visions so I can resurrect them”. And off to “the desert” I went… I had received Vision, but now in greater depth I would learn how to empty myself. Life begins when we end. All life is in Him! Death has always been the start of my life, a paradox indeed! But when you catch His vision, you will be free. As I have been learning over the years, I may say it a few different ways, but the simplicity of the message and dire need of it in the Body will never cease.

As we are transformed by Him, we continue to behold Him; we look and keep on looking just we ask and keep on asking. He is the daily Bread, and daily we must die. However in daily death we find daily resurrection! Jesus is the Life you are searching for, apart from Him we can do nothing.

Surrender is not a one time prayer, but a daily necessity in the believer’s life.

I ask you this question (and to myself as well), “Is the Lord living His life through you today”?

“For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭17‬:‭28‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“My old identity has been co-crucified with Christ and no longer lives. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, dispensing his life into mine!” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭23‬ ‭AMPC‬‬