Dailies On The Vine

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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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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Remember His Faithfulness

“O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless against this great multitude which is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.””
‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Perhaps there is no physical army against you, maybe it’s circumstances, trials, or the weight of the long transition. Whatever seems impossible in your life, remember the Lords faithfulness. Is there anything too hard for Him?

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Prophetic Scripting

A BURNING HEART SETS THE WORLD ON FIRE

A New Word Of Encouragement To The Global Church Before Pentecost

Amy Sutherland 4.22.22

Clear vision and knowing your assignment make all the difference when given a weighty commission, yet what is essential for completion especially for longer-term and far-reaching assignments is a passionate heart. It is the fire surrounded by purpose that causes one to blaze ahead to the finish line. In the life of every believer is the core mission statement named The Great Commission, and we were given the Holy Spirit to help us fulfill it. In the Gospel of Matthew the final words recorded by Jesus are the first introduction to this commission;“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed and made appointment with them. And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted. Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).” Matthew 28:16-20. In the Gospel of Mark we have a even more detailed account of the commission, “Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven [disciples] themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He called them to account for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen [from death]. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed [in Me] and has been baptized will be saved [from the penalty of God’s wrath and judgment]; but he who has not believed will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.” So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord was working with them and confirming the word by the signs that followed.]” Mark 16:14-20.

I believe if we are honest, many Christians leave the vision of The Great Commission up to Evangelists, their Pastors, other five-fold or even other leaders. They may wonder how can my life reach the world? Yet, truthfully, the vision to fulfill this command can seem overwhelming to anyone regardless of title. These leaders may be wondering the same, how do I lead others in reaching the world? In 2009 and 2010 I had the opportunity to spend six months in Africa, the first three months I was attending Iris Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique, serving with Heidi Baker’s ministry. I had so much anticipation in going to the school, I desired to go grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord, though also knowing the ministry operated in miracles, signs and wonders I could not help but dream about what I would experience! I did see healing, I did see miracles, but most experiences did not happen as I imagined – not bad, just different. The Lord spoke to me very clearly while I was there and one word that has marked me since was, “Amy, the greatest miracle is the miracle of the transformed heart”. Above Kingdom affairs and the supernatural life, He was setting things in order that are connected to the center of my calling. And really, this is for every believer, as the first commandment gives mention of this divine order, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being].” Deuteronomy 6:5. We need wholeness of heart to love well; to love God, then ourselves, our family, and our neighbors. Physical healing is beautiful, biblical and one hundred percent what the Lord longs to give us, but it does not usurp the healing of the heart. What good is a physical healing if the heart from which we live is unwhole? “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23. One of Mama Heidi’s main messages was “stopping for the one”; the simplicity of the Gospel is loving the one in front of you. I loved that the ministry was so free that it encouraged us to be missionaries wherever the Holy Spirit was leading us; from the homemaker to the business CEO and all in between we are the missionary in the field wherever the Lord has called us – inside the walls of the Church or outside, whether on foreign or domestic soil. While I had already held fast to this truth in my heart, it was liberating to be part of a ministry that empowered the Body in this way.

Before Jesus commissioned the disciples, He addressed their vision which was also connected to their hearts. Matthew pens some of the disciples doubted it was Jesus they were seeing, while Mark pens the disciples would give account (were rebuked) for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who had seen Jesus after He had risen from death. Unbelief is rooted in mistrust and is an issue of the heart, the eyes were the last senses to follow what their hearts were speaking. “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out fo the evil of his heart produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45. Before the disciples could be used as the first mouthpieces for the foundational building of His Church and the fulfilling of the commission, Jesus had to remind them who they were. These disciples knew the Scriptures, they had been with the Word Himself! Hundreds of years prior Wisdom wrote, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7, and so He dealt with the mind that was causing the seed of doubt. In Greek the word for disciple is mathētḗs, a learner, disciple, pupil and comes from math – “the mental effort to think something through”. HELPS word study defines mathēteúō, “disciple” – to disciple, i.e. helping someone to progressively learn the Word of God to become a matured, growing disciple (literally, “a learner,” a true Christ-follower); to train (develop) in the truths of Scripture and the lifestyle required, i.e. helping a believer learn to be a disciple of Christ in belief and practice.” Before the disciples could be commissioned into practice, they had to believe!

The Great Commission was given after the crucifixion and Jesus understood the disciples were grieving, brokenhearted, and were trying to make sense of the living history they had just been a part of. They had no grid except that Jesus had told them these things would transpire, they were literally experiencing earth shaking events that had never happened before (or since). How beautiful we see the compassion, truth, and reassurance of the Lord at work even in the questioning. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene after she returned to the tomb a second time and in her weeping, in her grief He came and said, “Woman, why are you crying? For whom are you looking?” and at the sound of her name “Mary!”, she turned and said, “Rabboni!” (John 20:13-16). Mary heard a name to Name recognition in her Beloved’s Voice, formed from her pure and intimate devotion. “The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27. Because Jesus defeated death and fulfilled the prophecy, He could now be seen as her Creator, “But now, this is what the Lord, your Creator says, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you [from captivity]; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1.

As only Jesus can do, He watches over His Word to perform it, being the very fulfillment of the Spirit of Prophecy, He testifies of Himself again on the road to Emmaus on the same day of the resurrection in an appearance to two of His disciples. Concealing His identity, He first caused them to become still to acknowledge the condition of their hearts. “And then, that very day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing it, Jesus Himself came up and began walking with them. But their eyes were [miraculously] prevented from recognizing Him. Then Jesus asked them, “What are you discussing with one another as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking brokenhearted.” Luke 24:13-17. I love the demonstration of Scripture found in this passage that Jesus was revealing through His presence; “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].” Psalms 147:3,“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18, ““Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”” Psalms 46:10.

As the Lord continued to walk and talk with them, still concealed, He did for them what they could not do for themselves; He opened their minds to understand and process what had just happened. “And [Jesus] said to them, O foolish ones [sluggish in mind, dull of perception] and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)? Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself.” Luke 24:25-27. The Lord Jesus in His patience and kindness came where they were lacking – in their minds. Again in the Greek, a disciple derives its meaning from math, “mental effort to think something through,” and the circumstances and the evidence weren’t adding up yet for the disciples so Jesus provided the answers and helped them “solve the equation”. What happens next causes my heart to collapse in longing every time I read the passage. “Then they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as if He were going farther. But they urged Him [not to go on], saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening, and the day has just about ended.” So He went inside to stay with them. And it happened that as He reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were [suddenly] opened [by God] and they [clearly] recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and opening the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:28-32. A burning heart is the answer to life’s equation. You cannot give to someone else that which you do not have. Knowing and loving God, and loving others is the commission. This love reaches beyond death, and its flames cannot be quenched. Passion for God is the fuel needed to finish our race, but there is one more step in solving the equation…

There are many more accounts of the visitations of the Resurrected Christ to His disciples that affirmed the reality of His glorified body and revitalized their hearts in belief (John 20:30,31). However, there was one last command that Jesus gave before the disciples were to be released into their missions; they were to wait for the baptism and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. “Until the day when He ascended, after He through the Holy Spirit had instructed and commanded the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen. To them also He showed Himself alive after His passion (His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by [a series of] many convincing demonstrations [unquestionable evidences and infallible proofs], appearing to them during forty days and talking [to them] about the things of the kingdom of God. And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. [John 14:16, 26; 15:26.] For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:2-5

Once again in the Lord’s compassion and mercy He remembers the weakness of our frame and provides the fuel. We yield, we wait upon Him, and our strength is renewed. It is quite impossible to refuel a moving vehicle. The car must come to a complete stop with the engine shut off to safely refuel. As the disciples obeyed the instructions to wait in Jerusalem, 40 days later just as Jesus promised the Holy Spirit came. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately].” Acts 2:1-4. The number forty represents testing, growth, and completion. Jesus left the wilderness after forty days of testing and was filled with power, at forty weeks a baby is ready to be born, and we are familiar with the Israelites wandering for forty years and the unbelief in the promise that kept them in the cycle. I believe forty is a number of choice; we can wander in disbelief or wonder in holy awe. Today I pray as you read this that the Lord would restore childlike faith in your hearts, I pray you would come out of agreement with unbelief and cease wandering and begin to wonder at the signs of the Lord once more. I release healing to bind up any broken-heartedness, and I declare you are released from your captivity. I pray your purpose would be clear, and vision would be restored. I pray you would be still and know that He is God, and in the stillness allow Him to complete the work He has begun in you. I pray for a fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit that would reignite first love. May your life be forever changed as you are renewed and refreshed to finish your race well. Gaze upon and behold the One in front of you, and cultivate devout affection for His Presence. We need the Holy Spirit to love Jesus, and it is He that enables to love the ones assigned around us and to us. Holy fire grip our hearts once more! Be blessed in your refueling and commissioning and may your burning heart set the world on fire!

“As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us. We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God! So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures.” Hebrews 12:1-3

“Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore. This living, consuming flame will seal you as my prisoner of love. My passion is stronger than the chains of death and the grave, all consuming as the very flashes of fire from the burning heart of God. Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being. Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame. Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you. Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore.” Song of Songs 8:6-7

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Fulfillment Of Promise 🌈🕊

The Lord is completing the “new thing” He has begun in you!

I took this photo yesterday while I was venturing into nature to pray about some things. Butterflies often represent new beginnings and this painting caught my eye as it reminded me of a very large oversized butterfly I had dreamt about last year. Today in a quick dream I saw 8:4. I knew immediately what it meant. Eight represents the new beginning and four represents the fullness of the this work; four corners of the earth, four elements of earth, four directions – it is a completion for rule.

I felt seeing the 8:4 in my dream was also a scripture and was led with the ‘knowing’ I had of the New Beginning to the book of Genesis “In the beginning”; Genesis 8:4 “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.” Symboliclly, we see a new beginning for the rule of the earth as this was post flood. Noah and his family landed atop the mountain which signifies rule and authority, though they would have to wait and rest until the waters subsided to leave the ark. It was the 7th month when the ark landed and seven represents completion, the ‘ark rested’ and God also rested on the 7th day of Creation. Stay in His presence, rest and wait for the Holy Spirit!

We are in the same season as the apostles when Jesus, after He resurrected, told them to wait for the Holy Spirit to come before they proceeded with “The Great Commission”. Yet before He commissioned, He declared He had been given all authority and rule. This is also symbolic as the apostles would go forward in this same power and authority. As Jesus said, wait here in Jerusalem, but it won’t be long from now, I too believe He is saying to us, “not long from now”. However, these new wings are not ordinary, they are much larger with greater span and we are also in new territory. Therefore, we need the wind of the Holy Spirit to lead and carry us! He knows The Way – wait for Him!

Timing is different for many of us, especially if you are a prophet or a forerunner. You may already be flying and scoping out the land but the message is the same for all – we must wait upon the Lord for renewed strength. All should be yielding to the process of transformation that changes us from glory to glory.

“While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak. For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized and empowered and united with the Holy Spirit, not long from now.”” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Love Completes

The work of completion is the work of love. It is your responsibility to yield to the Lord, and God, who is perfect Love greatest pleasure to complete what has begun in you. He doesn’t grow weary or faint, He doesn’t rest until what He begins is completed. He watches over His Word to perform it. Love protects, hovers, watches, perfects and completes. Then by His sovereign power, the Lord establishes you when the work is done. Yield, have faith and belief and all that concerns you will be perfected. The Lord makes it happen, not you; our love is imperfect though yielding allows perfect love to complete us.

“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]. To Him be dominion (power, authority, sovereignty) forever and ever. Amen.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:10-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Anointing of New

I release a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit over your life this day – despite your circumstances, thoughts, or feelings the Lord will have His way! Visualize a brand new coat of white paint over the story of your life, dream with Him as He paints a new picture. Speak the truth of His Word and His promises over your life. He is making all things new, for this is the season of new beginnings, redemption, restitution, and restoration!

“And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true [they are accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy].”” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

““Do not remember the former things, Or ponder the things of the past. Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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RISE AGAIN

I feel the Lord’s heart over many right now saying, ‘it’s not as terrible as you think’. The enemy’s main skill is using fear and intimidation to get us to back down. That is literally the definition of fear in Scripture – to cause a shrinking back, to paralyze.

Last night I heard in the Spirit, ‘little miss muffet’. I knew it was a children’s rhyme but didn’t recall the lines. I looked up the nursery rhyme to see what the Lord was wanting to say.

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey.
There came a great spider
And sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

This is a story of an innocent little girl enjoying God’s provision when the enemy comes along to scare her away.

It’s just a spider – you’re bigger than he!

If you ran away, come back and take your seat.
If you were pushed, resist and push back.
If you fell, get back up! Look again, you’re not even bleeding – just a little sore.

I just read earlier this morning we learn to walk by falling down. As adults we think mistakes are failure, but remember we must remain in childlike faith to enter the Kingdom. Many of you are in new territory, and or at a new level so therefore you are like a child in some ways. You’re learning something new, and the Lord wants to remind you there is grace and mercy. As curds and whey are mentioned in the nursery rhyme, they are both made from milk. Symbolically, some of you are just in the beginning phases of tasting the promises in the land of milk and honey. You’re stronger than you know, fight for what is yours.

The time at which I heard “little miss muffet” was exactly 9:36 p.m. This correlates with Scripture in Mark 9:36,37 ““And He took a little child and put him in the center of their group; and taking him in [His] arms, He said to them, Whoever in My name and for My sake accepts and receives and welcomes one such child also accepts and receives and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me receives not only Me but Him Who sent Me.” The Lord has compassion on you. He is your safe place to learn and fall. No one else could love you more. In the same way, sometimes we need to look at each other through that same lens, we are all God’s children in some place of process and growth. Sometimes when we are really hard on ourselves, we are hard on others too. We receive the love of the Father and are transformed by its power when we come to Jesus in childlike posture of heart.
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Be encouraged today, Heaven believes in you and they are cheering you on, and so am I! (Side note: I get asked often if I was a cheerleader, and the answer is no! Basketball was my best sport and I often ‘took the charge’!) 😅

“Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs‬ ‭24:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:16‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Dailies On The Vine

Seek The Lord

Open the Scriptures and let them prophecy to you ; “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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