Secure with the Beloved, our confidence is drawn from Him. To be lowly is to trust in Him, not ourselves. This seat of humility and honor we abide in oneness with Him; we love Him, commune with Him, we live and move and do all that He asks. His love, His will, His plans, His decrees, His authority releases through the yielded vessel as they remain in Him.
Would the Father leave the Son? No, they are one. Jesus the Word made flesh now lives in you, the Spirit testifies to that Word whom is Christ in you the hope of glory. You can do all things in Him so how could the Father leave when the Son now lives in you? No never, He watches over His Son, His Word in you to perform it. When you are one with the Word, all that it has formed will be accomplished through you. This is how you live out “perfect will” of God, through oneness with the Son.
You are seated with the Son, and you live out these heavenly realities through revelation of the Word. “But God–so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” Ephesians 2:4-6 AMPC
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”” Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV
“Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. [Exod. 14:19, 20; Isa. 52:12.]” Isaiah 58:8 AMPC
The “Judas spirit” will often show up right before your biggest breakthrough, destiny shifts, or other monumental moments in your life. It happened to Jesus too… Overcoming it looks much like Him as well; walk in love and humility, bless those who persecute you, turn the other cheek, focus on your mission, trust the Father, and die to self unto living a transformed life in resurrection power.
Through this adversity hearts and motives are exposed. Though there are varying levels of betrayal, this is important because the Lord will use it to reveal those who can not be in close communion (if any) with you any longer. Because they did not honor you, protect you, or believe in your calling, and they did not discern and respect the authority given to you they will not receive the inheritance of the Lord’s fruitful treasure in you. This will effect both the spiritual and natural realms. Covenant breaking is painful, and as cliche as it sounds, it truly is better now than later. It is a blessing to know who is among you and trustworthy – lest they spoil the entire treasury, the most important of which is in your heart.
Jesus, the One who already overcame is your defender, acquainted with this sorrow He cares for you, lay the burden of it upon Him. He understands broken communion, He was broken for you.
“How blessed you are when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me!” Matthew 5:11 TPT
“So here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and measureless grace will strengthen you. He will watch over his devoted lovers, never letting them slip or be overthrown. He will send all my enemies to the pit of destruction. Murderers, liars, and betrayers will face an untimely death. My life’s hope and trust is in you, and you’ll never fail to rescue me!” Psalms 55:22-23 TPT
When our sole purpose and ambition is to please the Lord; our Savior, our King, our Master, our Friend, our Bridegroom; the integrity of one’s heart is governed by the pure driven intention to know Him. The more purely we are attached to this desire, the more our actions, purposes, goals, and motives will be rightly aligned. As humans in our fallen world we can be easily deceived into thinking we are virtuous through outward gifting, speech, knowledge, works and the like all ‘within the name of the Lord’ though few are honest with themselves to discern what is in their own heart. This is the difference of choosing to grow in maturity or not. Many are called, few are chosen. I want to be a chosen one! The narrow road requires great agility and focus, we must train and yield now, so when the time comes we are able follow where He leads no matter how slim the passage. The pathway to Zion is different for each of us, though none of us will reach the glory of her heights if our focus isn’t upon Him. This is a time He is weighing more heavily what is in our hearts by looking closely at our thoughts and motives. If we want increase, we must empty ourselves.
“Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and with Him], we are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. Therefore, being conscious of fearing the Lord with respect and reverence, we seek to win people over [to persuade them]. But what sort of persons we are is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood by God, and I hope that it is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood also by your consciences (your inborn discernment). We are not commending ourselves to you again, but we are providing you with an occasion and incentive to be [rightfully] proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who pride themselves on surface appearances [on the virtues they only appear to have], although their heart is devoid of them.” 2 Corinthians 5:9-12 AMPC
“You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron [to the promised goal].” Psalms 77:20 AMP
I heard in the Spirit recently “finish line”. Many are right there at the finish line, so very near to the promised goal. Stay the course, cross the waters, don’t mind the storm because the Lord is in it. The miracle is already transpiring, just look at Him and trust in His salvation, for the Lord alone holds the power to save!
Those who see the Lord face to face are the staying kind. When everyone else leaves will you stay to hear His Voice?
“And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders; And you said, Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire; we have this day seen that God speaks with man and man still lives. Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any longer, we shall die. For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire, as we have, and lived? Go near [Moses] and hear all that the Lord our God will say. And speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it. And the Lord heard your words when you spoke to me and the Lord said to me, I have heard the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have said well all that they have spoken. Oh, that they had such a [mind and] heart in them always [reverently] to fear Me and keep all My commandments, that it might go well with them and with their children forever! Go and say to them, Return to your tents. But you [Moses], stand here by Me, and I will tell you all the commandments and the statutes and the precepts which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.” Deuteronomy 5:23-31 AMPC
Lord, give us the minds and hearts to always fear You and keep your commandments. This is true covenant, when we choose to stay, and listen to Your heart and Voice. Please don’t send me “back to my tent”. Let us be a people that commune with the living God, face to face; I don’t want to know You from a distance, Eyes of fire consume my soul!
Earlier last week while driving I saw a license plate that stood out to me, spelling the word WAX. Immediately I thought of the verse “The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory and brilliance.” Psalms 97:5-6 AMP
As I leaned in to ponder this wonder, I then felt the humility of the Mountain, lowering itself before it’s Creator. I think often we see the spiritual symbolism of mountains and equate obstacles. And while all obstacles will be removed for all peoples to see the glory and brilliance of the Lord, I found this new impression particularly beautiful. All of creation, from micro to macro yields itself to their Creator – the Father of all life.
I’ve always been drawn to mountains and their magnificence. The word itself was in my first email address and ministry name. When living in Colorado I never took for granted the splendid sights of their glorious range, whether I was driving from afar or hiking and adventuring to her peaks – long before I ever lived there the concept of ‘The Mountains’ was always “home”. The “High Country” regardless of state or nation has my heart. I came to understand at an early age there was something beyond the grandeur of their outer appearance – because even as displayed in the Word of God, the Mountain was a holy place. Moses encountered the glory of God and spoke with The I Am atop Mt. Sinai, The Ark landed atop Mt. Ararat with Noah and his family after the flood (8 persons, the number 8 representative of a new beginning; this new beginning for humanity lended itself symbolic of the new covenant and mountain top experience intended for man), Jesus was miraculously transformed on the Mount of Transfiguration as He was praying, physically changing His appearance and clothing and both Moses and Elijah appeared to speak with Him. And so for me, the Mountains have symbolized closeness and communion with the Lord. “A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” Psalm 125:1 NKJV
“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.” Psalm 50:2 NKJV. The Mountains melt like wax because though majestic, they are but a footstool for His Majesty. As a bee uses wax to construct their honeycomb, so does the Mountain melt to reveal the splendor and sweetness of the Creator. At His voice we all shall bow low, where no thing can hinder the perfection of Beauty Himself. Jesus Christ, our Bridegroom King. What a wonder, what a Creator, that all things above and below yield their frame in sweet surrender to His Glory.
I pray my heart would burn ablaze with the song of Ascents upon my tongue, where my home is found in Him, forever abiding beholding His glorious face. If all of creation (not just humanity) can forever worship Him, so can I. May the fire in your eyes Jesus keep me enduring… I don’t want to look away from His Majesty.
“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 NKJV
“But I ask, Have they not heard? Indeed they have; [for the Scripture says] Their voice [that of nature bearing God’s message] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the far bounds of the world. [Ps. 19:4.]” Romans 10:18 AMPC
“THE HEAVENS declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. [Rom. 1:20, 21.]” Psalm 19:1 AMPC
Consecration is not a ‘one and done’ type of work in the believers life, it is a ‘forever and always’ until we are one with Christ in eternity.
This is how we are continually transformed into His likeness here on earth; through yeilding, obedience and surrender. As we behold His form, we are changed from from glory to glory.
“And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP
To have an unveiled face is to see the Lord rightly which requires consecration, clean hands and a pure heart. How much you see of Him clearly is determined by how much you set yourself apart for Him.
Consecration is defined from Webster’s 1828 dictionary: The act or ceremony of separating from a common to a sacred use, or of devoting and dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God, by certain rites or solemnities. Consecration does not make a person or thing really holy, but declares it to be sacred, that is, devoted to God or to divine service; as the consecration of the priests among the Israelites; the consecration of the vessels used in the temple; the consecration of a bishop.
Many months ago I had a vision where I was standing in what looked like a hexagon stand up tanning bed. I had protective eye wear on, and it was if the heat was from the sun, as everything else around me was black. I knew immediately the vision represented an accelerated time of fire, refining and testing. And that’s exactly what happened in my life, although I thought I had already been through those fires. When I stepped out of the tanning bed, I had white living flames that danced off my body when ever I moved. I sensed a heavenly and miraculous power attached to them.
Before this vision, I had a different vision where I was seeing blue flames. And just as we yield and are transformed from glory to glory, so do levels intensify and change. White represents some of the hottest parts of the flame, is known as the sacred flame and flame of ascension. In Hebrew white fire is חסד – loving kindness. It represents the goal of the Torah. כי כל ענין התורה הוא לקיים הטוב האלקי “The whole purpose of the Torah is to manifest God’s goodness in the world.” (Resourced from Yoni Mozeson – The Times Of Israel). What a beautiful symbol of beholding our King, we shall become like Him, transformed manifesting His goodness to the world.
When researching the symbolism of the hexagon, I found this particularly resourceful : “When used to build, hexagons minimize the amount of material needed, and which is why honeybees build in hexagons. It is also at the molecular core of water and therefore also in each of us, as we are made of at least 70% water. When hydrogen molecules freeze and bond, they form hexagons (ie – the center of a snowflake). The hexagon is also found in the structure of DNA — it forms the chains that produce the double-helix macromolecule.” The honey bee goes through complete metamorphosis- a symbol of complete transformation. The hexagon cell from where they are formed is a six-sided polygon with the total internal angles of the shape totaling 720°.
Each angle is 120° within the hexagon, and coincides with Strong’s concordance number 120 in Hebrew, אָדָם meaning Adam, man, mankind, humanity. The number six is also the number of man, the sum total of the six angles within the hexagon once again total 720°. Bees construct multiple cylindrical tubes which are then molded based on temperature and contact with other cells. The cells start off cylindrical on day 0 and transform into the common hexagonal shape by day 2. This speaks to me about our spiritual cycle of life, the circular is the Trinity, and the heated temperature forms the hexagon cell, where our DNA is transformed from the first Adam, to the second. The sum total is 720 – seven representing completion, He continually transforms us, completing the work He has begun in us, sanctifying us for the work of His service, and setting us apart for the Lord’s return.
May our speech be sweet like that of the honeycomb, inviting an orphaned world into an eternal life of adoption. May we die daily so others can live, offering the sweet aroma of sacrifice so others may also taste and see that the second Adam man, Jesus the King, He is good. May we become consecrated living flames of Love, manifesting the true pure virtue of our God. May we live in the ascended flame, beholding His form to be transformed in His glorious light and love.
“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
This is time where it is imperative we have the Word of God deeply rooted in our hearts. The Word of God is alive in you. It is like currency, wisdom, power, provision, peace, healing, manna all within ~ it is Jesus in you the very Word that became flesh and dwelt among men. At times this supernatural reality can be beyond comprehension, open the eyes of your heart like a child and receive. Feast on His presence and consume His Word and then your heart will become full; He is the fulfillment to our desires and this we will never outgrow. Thank you Jesus You are our treasure and great reward, may we remain faithful to You!
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will be also.” Matthew 6:20-21 AMP
“Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” Psalms 119:11 AMP
I feel to re-release the word for the head of the year 2022, as we are more than half way through the year on the Gregorian calendar and coming into the Jewish new year. In this word regarding returning to first love, I shared what the Lord had spoken to me “knowledge without experience is void of intimacy”. I want to encourage those still in deep refining and or waiting to not allow your circumstances dictate your level of experiencing the Lord – He after all was the fourth man in the fire. Also it is good to gage where we are and measure progress – have we yielded, have we allowed Him to finish the work He has begun in us? As stated in this word, creative miracles with a supernatural release of fire and glory are on the other side the healing and trial, personal healing is leading to marriage and family revival as we return to first love.
Within the circle of covenant, all of our needs are met in Christ. We are protected, provided for, loved, healed, and sealed. Within this circle is your security and a life of righteousness.
First we TRUST, then we remain in trust by DWELLING in His presence, we DELIGHT in Him, and remain COMMITTED here. This is the life of godliness sealed in covenant.
“Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him also and He will do it.” Psalms 37:3-5 AMP