Dailies On The Vine

When the Church becomes a house of exclusivity, it becomes home to self-made kingdoms.

When the Church becomes a house of exclusivity, it becomes home to self-made kingdoms. This unfortunately, perpetuates idolatry “unaware”.

Many are familiar with the passage from Isaiah 22 known as The Valley Of Vision, as it is often quoted from verse 22, “And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭22:22‬ ‭AMPC‬‬.

However, if you read the chapter in it’s entirety, this is a changing of the guard verse. Earlier in the chapter the leaders in Jerusalem fled with the King, they saw breaches in wall of the city of David and tore down houses to provide themselves materials to expand the city wall. Additionally, Shebna who was a steward and in charge of the royal household was building himself a tomb worthy of a king. The Lord refers to Shebna as the shame of his masters house for his lack of humility and assuming a position that he wasn’t entitled to. Furthermore, he was attempting to affix himself in the foundation. “Come, go to this [contemptible] steward and treasurer, to Shebna, who is over the house [but who is presumptuous enough to be building himself a tomb among those of the mighty, a tomb worthy of a king], and say to him, What business have you here? And whom have you entombed here, that you have the right to hew out for yourself a tomb here? He hews out a sepulcher for himself on the height! He carves out a dwelling for himself in the rock!” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭22:15-16‬ ‭AMPC‬‬. The foundations are at risk, says the Lord!

Not all that is being built is from the Lord, and it may seem right to man, even those who are in leadership but the Lord will have His way. It’s better to yield to the Lord now than have it stripped away by Him. As written above, we may be taking from the security and provision of others (tearing down homes) to build what seems to be a stronger wall for the protection of all and/or ‘the greater good’, yet it is damaging to those within those fortified walls, aka The Body.

“Behold, the Lord will hurl you away violently, O you strong man; yes, He will take tight hold of you and He will surely cover you [with shame]. He will surely roll you up in a bundle [Shebna] and toss you like a ball into a large country; there you will die and there will be your splendid chariots, you disgrace to your master’s house! And I will thrust you from your office, and from your station will you be pulled down. And in that day I will call My servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. And I will clothe him with your robe and will bind your girdle on him and will commit your authority to his hand; he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open. And I will fasten him like a peg or nail in a firm place; and he will become a throne of honor and glory to his father’s house.” Isaiah‬ ‭22:17-23‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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OCCUPY

Now is the time to OCCUPY the space you’ve been given – lest it be overtaken by a different authority. I was given a warning dream last night, and it was very clear we need to steward our spiritual authority and what the Lord has given to us; promises, gifts, inheritance, spiritual land, etc. Ultimately, it’s a stewarding of His voice! Our callings and future life are dependent upon it.

This is a season of Love and War!

“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.” Luke‬ ‭19:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

From Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:
OC’CUPY, v.t. [L. occupo; ob and capio, to seize or take.]

  1. To take possession. The person who first occupies land which has no owner, has the right of property.
  2. To keep in possession; to possess; to hold or keep for use. The tenant occupies a farm under a lease of twenty one years. A lodger occupies an apartment; a man occupies the chair in which he sits.
  3. To take up; to possess; to cover or fill. The camp occupies five acres of ground. Air may be so rarefied as to occupy a vast space. The writing occupies a sheet of paper, or it occupies five lines only.
  4. To employ; to use.
    The archbishop may have occasion to occupy more chaplains than six.
  5. To employ; to busy one’s self. Every man should be occupied, or should occupy himself, in some useful labor.
  6. To follow, as business.
    All the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise. Ezek 27.
  7. To use; to expend.
    All the gold that was occupied for the work – Exo 38. [Not now in use.]
    OC’CUPY, v.i. To follow business; to negotiate.
    Occupy till I come. Luke 19.
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Lovers Of The Narrow Way

The Lord is raising up a people who love and rejoice in the Truth!

Several months ago I had a dream where I was holding the longest ruler I had ever seen, it was not flat, though square shaped and made of wood. There was a man with me in the dream holding the other side, though I could not see who it was as I was viewing myself in third person. There was so much joy, and a sense of childlikeness.

The ruler I saw may have been a measuring rod, and or symbolized the plumb line [the Lords standard]. “Thus He showed me [a vision], and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand [to determine if the wall was straight or if it needed to be destroyed].” ‭‭Amos‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line…” Isaiah‬ ‭28:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬. The ruler or rod in my hand was block shaped, which I believe represents the four corners of the earth, and is connected to ruling and reigning with Christ. If you are a priest of the Lord, you are consecrated to Truth.

I have been writing about the fear of the Lord and judgment for about a year now, and it’s time we come to grasp the beauty of holiness, the joy of holiness! Once again, judgment is simply a deciding for or against. If your conscience and heart are clear, one should not fear judgment. The Lord even tells us to judge ourselves, so that we can adhere to His Ways. The more narrow the path one walks, the greater attention to agility and focus is needed, and yet this narrow path is what leads to Life.

Righteousness and Justice are the very foundation of God’s throne, and at His right hand is joy and pleasure forevermore. Liberation is found in the Truth and His ways, not our idea of freedom. True joy is rising in the remnant because they love The narrow Way!

It is true wisdom and maturity to accept and understand joy can only be found in the Truth. “It (love) does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of Your [righteous] judgments!” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭48:11‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Beautiful are the feet we follow, beginning and the end, His Ways are perfect and true. 🕊🤍

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Who will reign in the Kingdom realm of Heaven?

C. S. Lewis had it right …

In Matthew 18 the disciples asked Jesus who would be greatest in the Kingdom. In the Aramaic the question is read, “Who will reign in the kingdom realm of heaven?”

“At that time the disciples came to ask Jesus, “Who is considered to be the greatest in heaven’s kingdom realm?” Jesus called a little one to his side and said to them, “Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable like a little child, you will never be able to enter in. Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this little child is the greatest one in heaven’s kingdom realm. And if you tenderly care for this little one on my behalf, you are tenderly caring for me.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:1-5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“AT THAT time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them, And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all]. Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:1-5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Trusting. Lowly. Loving. Forgiving.

Lord help us to truly see as You see! Even kings on this earth and some “spiritual generals” may not inherit as most would presume in heavens Kingdom because they already received their reward on earth.

Restore our wonder and desire to serve and love You wholeheartedly without question (doubt) or shame.

You may feel overlooked here on earth and in some respects like a child, but be encouraged because Heaven is looking, listening and watching.

May we be known by
Love. Faith. Humilty. Obedience. Character.

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THE PROMISE OF NEARNESS

“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15 NKV

There is no getting around facing trials in this life, however there is such a way as to wether or not we will ‘pass our tests’. Remember it is was the Holy Spirit who led Jesus into the desert to be tested. “Afterward, the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the lonely wilderness in order to reveal his strength against the accuser by going through the ordeal of testing.” Matthew 4:1 TPT

It wasn’t until after His ‘ordeal’ of testing that Jesus came out of the desert with the power of the Holy Spirit resting upon Him. The Bible writes that His testing was so intense He needed ministering angels to attend to Him.

I find it interesting after Jesus came from this testing He began His public ministry teaching and when He reached His hometown He fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah; “Then Jesus, armed with the Holy Spirit’s power, returned to Galilee, and his fame spread throughout the region. He taught in the synagogues and they glorified him. When he came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, he went into the synagogue, as he always did on the Sabbath. When Jesus came to the front to read the Scriptures, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found where it is written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to be hope for the poor, healing for the brokenhearted, and new eyes for the blind, and to preach to prisoners, ‘You are set free!’ I have come to share the message of Jubilee, for the time of God’s great acceptance has begun.” Luke‬ ‭4:18-19‬ ‭TPT‬‬

He was finally able to share His purpose, as if to say “this is what I was born to do”. And I love that healing the broken hearted was on His mind. It makes me wonder what He felt in the desert, not just the loneliness, though perhaps a brokenness we will never understand; living the revelation of a crucified life as a man yet fully God. Jesus subdued His power to honor His Father but also to fulfill the plan for us. To carry a cross with the weight of all humanity while also holding all power required unseen humility. Had he given in to satan’s temptations we would not have eternal life.

There is no man that will not fail us but Him. “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. Matthew 28:20. My favorite promise of nearness. He’s in the fire with me.

I understand many in the Body are walking through testing. We may be at different levels and areas of growth, but it is for the maturing of His Bride. If I were honest, I would have thought the ‘ordeal’ of testing would have relented by now. I perceived I was taking final exams a few weeks ago when yet an even greater trial hit. Job-like trials. However, this past Sunday June 26 while in worship at church I saw a vision of a fireman’s hat with the front facing west. It had turned to gold. This was encouraging!

Prophetically, many pioneers traveled west to strike gold. I see there is a GOLD RUSH coming in the body. They are the mature sons and daughters who have pioneered, who have been tried and purified by fire, those being repositioned to rule in this next hour, those who will restore ALL of creation, those who chose death of self for the life of Christ. For the crushed and pressed ones it’s for your oil; keep yielding, keep surrendering, keep obeying. He never leaves. Receive the promise and gift of His nearness. Precious Jesus, you are worth it all.

“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Matt. 8:17.]” Isaiah‬ ‭53:4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Giant Slayers

Just eight days ago I was laying down for bed but praying in the spirit. I had been thinking of “giant slayers” and the very ugly ones I was recently encountering when the Lord changed my mind about it.

All of the sudden the light bulb went off and I said, “I’m a giant too!” – if our fight is in the Spirit then we need to also see in the spirit accordingly. (Ephesians 6).

You may have heard me talk about the “awakenings” I experienced when in my twenties. They were more distinctive encounters I had three times while asleep and all very similar. I had left and was with Bible characters – and when I was “returning” I would be consciously aware that my spirit man was about to come back into my body, it was a giant and I couldn’t figure out how it would fit back in me. It happened very quick, and when it did I became fully awake and shot straight up in bed each of the three times. It was if entering back into the earth realm from visiting Narnia in the effect that it was quite shocking to return… and a little disappointing if I’m truthful. 😉

Now more than ever, we need to see who we really are in the spirit … because that is our reality! It was while praying in the spirit that the Lord gave me the revelation – what does it matter if I’m fighting a giant? I’m a giant too! We may become tired, BUT the Lord is our strength 🙏🏻🔥

Fittingly, I wrote the below two years ago today.

June 28, 2020

Era of the giant slayers 🏹🕊🔥

The wilderness is always for a purpose!

Some of you are about to graduate and walk in what Jesus has been teaching you. Through your empowered union with Him, no force of darkness can withstand what has been wielded in the secret place.

“Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“BLESSED BE the Lord, my Rock and my keen and firm Strength, Who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight– My Steadfast Love and my Fortress, my High Tower and my Deliverer, my Shield and He in Whom I trust and take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭144:1-2‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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TURN OVER

This morning the Holy Spirit highlighted to me that today was the first day of summer. June 21 begins summer solstice, the day with the greatest amount of possible daylight and the shortest night.

Immediately I felt in my spirit today was a day of transitioning and turnover. Prophetically, this your shortest night and a day of TURN OVER. The long nights of battle and fatigue are coming to an end. Here begins the transition to rest, recompense, and provision in the long days of light under the warmth of the Son.

I am reminded of a vision I had a few months ago in prayer. I saw a breached baby in the womb, and I kept prophesying for the baby to turn. There is much to say regarding the vision, though for today, I believe the Lord is saying many have been carrying His promise faithfully and are ready to deliver but the circumstances have seemed impossible just as it is with delivering a breached baby.

Today I prophecy your circumstances to TURN! What looks right side up in this world is upside down in the Kingdom of Heaven. I release angels to guard you and what you are carrying. You will deliver safely and the Lord will protect the promise!

I see rest and refreshing as you are still and KNOW that He is God. Your Deliverer is here. The shift comes as you fully shift your eyes upon Him.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.” Exodus‬ ‭14:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Mindsets – Beyond The Veil

Fear will hold you captive in a cycle of poverty. Poverty does not only apply to finances – it’s a mindset that effects all your relationships and even interactions; money, people, food, self-worth, quality of life, etc. It reaches far beyond just questioning if there is enough and if you are enough; It will cause you to withhold in spirit, soul, and body because poverty is an entity that directly opposes the nature of our abundant God. Poverty is faith and dependence on anything or anyone other than the Godhead and His Kingdom. Essentially, this is why the world leaves you empty.

The Lord has been trying to free His people of bondages, but seeing the cycles of bondage for what they are is imperative. They are grossly attached to the systems of this world. Jesus came to set the captive free, we are no longer slaves, spiritually or to the worlds systems. Don’t let fear blind you, keep you in denial, or sustain you with its crumbs. You are a son and a daughter in the Kingdom of Heaven, no longer orphans. Knowing the Truth is where liberty is found. There is an acceptance of the distorted mindset that is required to move forward, the Lord has removed the veil, will you choose to see? Even in the very act of repentance the definition is to change one’s mindset, to turn and move forward in the other direction. Be restored to the higher way of thinking – Come up here says the Lord!

“And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:32‬ ‭AMPC‬

‬ “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“All the ways of a man are clean and innocent in his own eyes [and he may see nothing wrong with his actions], But the Lord weighs and examines the motives and intents [of the heart and knows the truth].”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Radical Obedience

If we are expecting to return to the radical Church birthed in Acts, we must return to radical obedience.

The Lord is calling us to fear Him and keep His commandments. Fear of man was not even a choice with the original Apostles, because they had been with the resurrected Christ and were empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Many are pursuing and crying out for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit, especially as we approach Pentecost Sunday this week June 5th. My exhortation for the Body is what would you do with this empowerment? Are you prepared to obey His leading and commands – are you prepared to lay down your will and your ‘power’ of choice?

“Then Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men [we have no other choice].”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:29‬ ‭AMP‬‬

When we as believers move in the authentic power of God, it is because one has given the Lord his own ‘power’ in exchange for His. The Apostles had the revelation that the power moving through them was Christ in them the hope of glory. “And now, Lord, observe their threats [take them into account] and grant that Your bond-servants may declare Your message [of salvation] with great confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders (attesting miracles) take place through the name [and the authority and power] of Your holy Servant and Son Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken [a sign of God’s presence]; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness and courage.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:29-31‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“For the [true] love of God is this: that we habitually keep His commandments and remain focused on His precepts. And His commandments and His precepts are not difficult [to obey].”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Fire falls on sacrifice ❤️‍🔥🕊

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