Dailies On The Vine

In Him We Live

IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING
(Acts 17:28)

“What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect! All your promises have proven true.
What a secure shelter for all those
who turn to hide themselves in you!
You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me.
Could there be any other god like you?
You are the only God to be worshiped,
for there is not a more secure foundation
to build my life upon than you.
You have wrapped me in power,
and now you’ve shared with me your perfection.
Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you.” Psalms 18: 30-33 TPT

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The Surrendered Garden

There is beauty unspeakable in your act of surrender. There is refreshing because of your yielding. There is gold to be discovered on the other side of your unknowing. There is favor to be poured in exchange for your sacrifice.

Jesus. He is leading, will you follow?

The Father delights in those who surrender their lives, for they look most like His Son as they offer up their will in exchange for His. In the garden Jesus bled, “Not my will but Yours be done”. A costly dowry later paid, and we now generously reap the unstained blood sown into the earth that untangled humanity’s defeat and former nature. Likewise a garden we now have within, it’s ground holds the Savior’s same life giving blood and when tilled, it is filled with choicest fruits and wine. Death has no sting in this garden. Grave has no power. Sin holds no man captive. Sealed with love and kisses of promise are those who gladly yield their life’s harvest. These are the mature sons and daughters manifesting Heaven’s realm into the earth; they are empowered to revive the earth with hope, water her desolate places, and bring the dead to life.

There is no thing the Lord can not do through a surrendered life; no good thing is withheld for it is how Christ is most glorified in you.

“Your favor will fall like rain upon our surrendered lives, like showers reviving the earth.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭72:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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IT IS THROUGH FAITH THE RIGHTEOUS ENTER INTO LIFE

“This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!””
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Faith is so contrary to the natural that NOT walking in faith will cause you to stumble. Read that again! Not walking in faith will actually cause you to stumble!

“So then, what does all this mean? Here’s the irony: The non-Jewish people, who weren’t even pursuing righteousness, were the ones who seized it—a perfect righteousness that is transferred by faith. Yet Israel, even though pursuing a legal righteousness, did not attain to it. And why was that? Because they did not pursue the path of faith but insisted on pursuing righteousness by works, as if it could be seized another way. They were offended by the means of obtaining it and stumbled over the stumbling stone [Jesus], just as it is written: “Be careful! I am setting in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble, a rock of offense that will make them fall, but believers in him will not experience shame.””
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:30-33‬ ‭TPT‬‬

This is why the pure in heart see God, because children are pure (mostly unattached to the patterns of this world in heart and mind) and we must be childlike in this way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Faith unlocks what can be seen in the Spirit, our true reality. Ask for eyes to see, discern, and comprehend behind the veil.

“For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

If you are feeling weak and unsure how to strengthen you faith, start with scripture. Even if it’s just one. Faith is more tangible than you think or know. It’s an actual substance. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭TPT‬ – this is an actual response of our heart to Scripture. ‬

Bless you today!

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RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT AND REPENTANCE RECONNECTS US BACK TO THE PROMISE

[This was written and released one year ago today, September 20, 2020 – sometimes messages need to be heard repeatedly, especially prophetic words. They are like hammers chiseling away stone.]

If we fail to call a spade a spade – what then shall we call it? Compromise. Falling short of the promise. Prepare your heart… the divide is coming.

I’ve been writing and sharing on this for awhile but I’m going to herald again as I believe we are nearer still to seeing The Lord move amongst us as Righteous Judge. To Judge means to decide for or against. We need the The Lord to come as righteous Judge and declare, “Yes I am for this, No I am not for this”. We have long misunderstood judgment but it is actually a good thing! It is His goodness that leads us to repent. To repent means to turn and change your thinking and be restored to the pent house – ‘the higher way of thinking’. The fire in His eyes is jealous love for YOU! Prepare your hearts believers- it starts with us!

A month ago I had a week of continuous dreams of Jezebel, the leviathan and the snake present in the church which I shared with you. This morning I had a vision and I saw the skin of the snake divided right down the middle of its back – it did not shed off but came off because of the split as with a sword cut it open and out came a bare skinless snake exposed. The Lord is exposing the snakes; the belief systems, ideologies, and ways we have falsely partnered with lies whether it was knowing or unknowing.

There will be a divide over our beliefs and our thinking in the Church body (the separation of wheat and tares). Ask the Lord to reveal truth to you, there is no side but God. If any of us lacks wisdom He will give it to us liberally!
“For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬‬.
Be encouraged, it is through righteous judgment and repentance we are actually redeemed and reconnected to the promise. Ironically, the divide will unify.

“If you suffer for being a Christian, don’t consider it a disgrace but a privilege. Glorify God because you carry the Anointed One’s name. For the time is ripe for judgment to begin in God’s own household. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who refuse to obey the gospel of God? And: If the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the wicked and godless? So then, those who suffer for following God’s will should enfold their lives into the Creator, who will never fail them, and continue to always do what is right.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:16-19‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Those Whom The Lord Calls ⏰

America has sat down at the table where she dines on crumbs because she was told it was a feast. Deceived she believed the stale was fresh and called it good.

It has been declared the war is over however the war is just beginning. The Lord has long been sounding this alarm, but few have chosen to listen!

Last night the Holy Spirit woke me up at 2:32 a.m. and I heard “It’s a sad day for the Church if they don’t wake up”. The time stamp on hearing this is 2:32 a.m. and believe Joel 2:32 is the coinciding scripture.

“And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the Lord calls. [Acts 2:17-21; Rom. 10:13.]” ‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:32‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

The Lord has been repeatedly calling the Church to arise and awaken, but many are still yet sleeping.

“For this reason He says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.”” Ephesians‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Prophecy with me to the American and Global Church; Awake from your slumber! Arise from your grave! Awaken and feed on the Bread of His Presence! Let the glory of the risen Lord shine upon you, may His light of Truth enter you and give you vision to see rightly. Rise up in Christ’s strength and power and allow Him to sustain you! He is your peace! He is your victory for He has overcome!

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Desiring God, Babylon, or Both?

Modern culture has taught us that popularity equals success, when in fact an obedient heart is the measure of success in the Kingdom of Heaven. So many are still fooled by this notion as it has become engraved in our minds as truth. Unfortunately it leaves most with some measure of emptiness as they are double minded desiring the blessing of God while still trying to please the world. Unstable.

James writes that a double-minded man is unstable in all ways (James 1:8). In this place of instability you are more vulnerable to attack from the adversary. Babylon is translated as ‘confusion’. When we desire to please both the world (Babylon) and God it creates confusion because no servant can have two masters. In your desire for more of the Lord, ask Him to renew your mind in this area. Are you desiring Him, Babylon, or both?

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THE CROSSROADS OF ALLEGIANCE

It was the 7th grade, I can remember standing at my blue locker literally feeling a tug on my heart, the conviction of the Spirit asking me to choose God or the acceptance of my friends who were slowly veering into rebellion. I didn’t always make the best choices, but the Lord loved me so much He allowed me to be humiliated to put me on the right path close beside Him again. Early in the 10th grade I had to change schools and though painful, it was the course correction I needed. My friends who helped get me in trouble that year made fun of me for preaching in High School two years later. At this time I was firm in my faith again, leading Bible studies at lunch, a youth group leader and headed to Bible College. I’ll never forget how deep it cut as they laughed at the photo on my graduation poster of me speaking with a Bible in hand in a High School chapel. It wasn’t just me they were laughing at – it was Jesus. My best friend. My Savior. Their friendship could never save me, it never comforted me like He did. They left and He stayed.

They didn’t take me to Heaven as a young girl, they didn’t bring me out of my body to encounter Jesus in heavenly places, they didn’t save my physical life from death many times, they weren’t there when I was abandoned, they weren’t protecting me when demonic entities were coming for me through spirits and people. They didn’t answer my prayer as a 13 year old when I asked God for a hug and I went to the alter in church because I was tormented with thoughts of suicide and felt an actual supernatural hug around my heart. (and those were just the teen years). Honestly, what are we expecting to get from others?

I’m thankful for the narrow way, and even the tight leash that has always seemed to grip me because though it can be lonely, I am foreverbnear my greatest treasure. Some have never outgrown peer pressure. But with Jesus, you always belong. I pray my heart will be brave to choose always anointing over popularity.

This is a season of maturity. Don’t miss out on what the Lord wants to do in and through you because you need approval. Who else can compare to our Creator? Who else can fulfill your hearts longing more than Him? There is no other. What can these people do for you? Let your heart mature in this season, crowds and numbers don’t always mean success – and I’m speaking to the minister of 30 years as much as the tween addicted to likes on her phone. And while in your head you’ll agree with me, your heart may still be struggling on the narrow road. Friend, this is the time to store up treasures in Heaven. Popularity is fleeting and temporary. Charisma is not anointing. Anointing comes from being in the presence of The Anointed One. Choose wisely as days coming ahead will prove your allegiance.

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APOSTOLIC BOLDNESS 🕊🔥

As you many of you may know I have been writing & speaking about boldness and power for awhile now. Today I discovered something new in the word boldness in the book of Acts that can mean “freedom of speech”. I love word studies, they are so illuminating and help reveal Scriptures deep inner meaning! I believe this is very timely and what the Lord desires for all His followers. Ironically, I have been praying some new ‘dangerous’ prayers; ‘Lord make me like an original apostle, help me to understand You like they understood and knew You…’ I pray this passage below encourages and empowers you today!

“So now, Lord, listen to their threats to harm us. Empower us, as your servants, to speak the word of God freely and courageously. Stretch out your hand of power through us to heal, and to move in signs and wonders by the name of your holy Son, Jesus!” As they prayed the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:29-31‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Brian Simmons writes in the footnote for the word boldness – t 4:31b “The Greek word is parresia. This involves more than confidence; it was a free-flowing, unrestrained boldness. It can also mean “freedom of speech.” Parresia carries nuances that are not easily brought over into English. The person who speaks with parresia will say everything that is on his mind with no restraint, flowing out of his heart with confidence. It involves being frank and honest, hiding nothing and speaking directly to the heart. Most often it is a word used for public speaking. It refers to speech that is not tailored to make everyone happy but to speak the truth, in spite of what that may cost. It is the courage to speak truth into the ears of others. This was reserved for only the highest rank of Greek citizens, not people of other lands or slaves. The right to speak freely was an essential aspect of Athenian democracy. Although it is sometimes associated with negative speech, in this context parresia refers to an unrestrained boldness. There was a Greek idiom that said essentially, “If you tell me the truth no matter what that truth turns out to be, I will not punish you.” This was known as the Parresiastic Contract. See M. Foucault, “Discourse and Truth: The Problematization of Parresia,” six lectures given at the University of California at Berkeley, 1983, ed. by Joseph Pearson in 1985. Parresia is found also in Mark 8:32; John 7:4, 13, 26; 10:24; 11:14, 54; 2 Cor. 3:12; 7:4; Eph. 3:12; 6:19; Phil. 1:20; and numerous other places.”

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Where Is The Power?

The Lord said to me yesterday many do not walk in the Spirit’s power because they refuse to walk through times of testing.

The Gospel has never been weak – but the Church and it’s Body are weak when we do not allow the perfect power-filled Word to test us. We do not have endurance because our faith hasn’t been tested. (James 1:2-4). We settle for comfort, and complain God has not “done” for us. The fruit is immaturity that tastes not the sweetness of the Vine.

Maturity is not how much you “know”, maturity is how much you yield. Mature sons and daughters yield to the leading of testing and pruning. The Holy Spirt led Jesus into the wilderness to be tested and 40 days later He came out “armed with the Holy Spirit’s power”. Where is the power? It will be given to you to the degree that you yield to the Holy Spirit.

“From the moment of his baptism, Jesus overflowed with the Holy Spirit. He was taken by the Spirit from the Jordan into the wilderness of Judea to experience for forty days the ordeal of testing by the accuser. He ate no food during this time and ended his forty-day fast very hungry.” Luke‬ ‭4:1-2‬ ‭TPT‬‬
40 Days later ….
“Then Jesus, armed with the Holy Spirit’s power, returned to Galilee, and his fame spread throughout the region.” Luke‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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The Will Of The Heart

I have been giving warning words and dreams since I was literally a young child. I don’t enjoy it, but I aim to be obedient and walk in the fear of the Lord. I have seen the outcome of when people do not heed the warning. I’ve actually seen people lose everything. One time at just five years old I warned a family member not to marry a man, I cried through the entire wedding. Two weeks later I had to run for help as this man I warned about tried to beat and strangle the newly married woman. And the stories continue over the years, so it is with great reverential fear I deliver what I believe I am to write or say. The weight is sometimes accompanied with a grieved heart when you see them (the person, persons, nation etc) choose to go their own way.

It feels helpless, because I can pray for ears to hear and eyes to see but ultimately it is an issue of the persons heart – and that comes down between the person and God only. One of my triggers used to be when I didn’t feel listened to, and well that still doesn’t feel great!

There is a weight to our words, to our choices, to our will. Destiny is hinged on obedience, like dominos many other lives are affected by just the slightest of our choices. Sometimes lives swing in the balance of an unknown eternity on these hinges. (And the Bible says even the “elect” will fall away).

Then I think of Jesus, He gave His life! Crucified to win our souls and ultimately our hearts. There is no greater display of love… and I can only help but think how His heart must feel, to be TRUTH Himself and yet not be listened to knowing He shed His blood and made a way, the complete and perfect pathway to eternity! But it doesn’t end there, He also extended provision to live an unchained life here on earth.

If you’re a preacher, a house mom, a student, a king – it doesn’t matter how much you have or how little. You will be judged the same. Your heart and your will belong to you, with it what will you do? Who and what will you choose?

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