Dailies On The Vine

The God Who Hears

Today was one of those days I shed a lot of tears. And as much as I love writing, I don’t even think it’s in me to poetically state what the Lord just did! Our adjectives do not suffice to describe Him no matter how eloquent the writer in any regard. So simply said, yet no less powerful; He is Love and He is good.

We know He is faithful and true, yet when we are tested and still contending for a promise with no answer or ‘rain cloud’ in sight, when you desperately need the ‘Red Sea to part’, this is where the great war continues within; aligning allegiance of the soul (mind, will, and emotions) unto all that the Spirit has spoken. Spent from my own wrestle, I ended one of my prayers this evening postrate on my bed uttering aloud, “I know You hear me… but Lord could You please just give me a sign You are listening ?!?”. I then heard clearly “go outside and look in the back of your car”.

Too emotionally tired to put “two and two together”, almost forgetting what I just prayed, I simply went out to the car and started looking around in the backseat. I didn’t find any ‘treasures’, so I asked the Lord why He had me come out there. But He knows me, and knows I’ll keep on looking… so I opened the trunk and was going through some of my things when a gold chain that was out of place caught my eye. I pulled it out and to my surprise it was a favorite necklace that has been missing for over a year! It’s actually the second time this necklace has gone missing, and the time prior the Lord gave me a dream about where it was though I had looked in that same place before (it had fallen out of the jewelry bag). Though I am elated to have it again, more joy than the restoration of the necklace is the meaning of what is inscribed on it, ‘LOVE’.

When I am listened to, I feel love. And so the One who knows my love languages best, speaks to me in such a way that my heart can be revived. And I am in love with Him, even when I don’t understand, even when I don’t have the answers. He is good. He is faithful, He is true. Love will always sustain us. Our spirit knows, but we must remind our soul He is the God who hears.

“The Lord your God is among you; He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.”” Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭

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RESPONDING TO THE STIR

I heard in the Spirit ‘the Lord is stirring the waters’, and was led to John 5:4, “For an angel of God would periodically descend into the pool to stir the waters, and the first one who stepped into the pool after the waters swirled would instantly be healed.” We are familiar with this pool as ‘the pool of Bethesda’, though in Aramaic it means ‘The House of Loving Kindness’.

I asked the Lord what He was wanting to say, and I heard this is a time of quick obedience and quick response to His presence (angels always bring with them the Kingdom of Heaven and Presence of God). God is Love, and we also need to honor His loving kindness toward us.

Now in verses 5-9 we see a miracle take place with a man sitting by the pool who had been cripppled for 38 years. He complained he had no one to lower him into the waters, but Jesus simply responded to him, “Stand up! Pick up your sleeping mat and you will walk!”. What happens next is key, this is the crippled man’s response to the presence and voice of the Lord “IMMEDIATELY he stood up – he was healed! So he rolled up his mat and walked again!” vs 9.

Think on the connectivity of these words and the domino effect that transpired: “First one” ; “instant healing”; “immediately he stood”.

Your healing – whether spirit, soul, body or circumstance is connected to honoring the Lord’s presence quickly. This is not a time to ponder, figure it out, or delay! Lean not to your understanding but step into His loving, powerful presence that makes you whole!

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The King Is Here

Today is the first day of the Hebrew month Elul. The four Hebrew letters of the month’s name are an acronym from the verse in Song of Solomon 6:3. “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”

Elul is also known as a time when “The King is in the field”, meaning this is a special season He is closer to you in proximity, a period of divine closeness and connection.

I pray your heart is awakened to recognize the King; that you would fully embrace Him and grow deeper in your relationship. May your Oneness with the Lord increase in this month of Elul as you draw closer to Him. I encourage you to return to your first love, go away with Him in the field, see Him face to face. He’s looking forward to His encounter with you!

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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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Prophetic Scripting

THE VALUE OF OIL

The Lord impressed upon my heart to share the tremendous value of oil and trial.  He said many in the global Church may not see or understand the value of it yet, though soon will be very thankful for this opportunity and season of reconsecration. In the Spirit I felt a weight on the word value. This season has been misunderstood by many as one of unnecessary trial, though it has actually been one of great value and Mercy.  As I was writing this out with the Lord, I heard in the Spirit the word, “apprehend”.  Apprehend is defined in the Oxford dictionary as 1) arrest (someone) for a crime 2) understand and perceive, anticipate. The origin is late Middle English, originally in the sense ‘grasp hold of (physically or mentally)’.  I believe the Lord is saying He desires to arrest incorrect thinking with an invitation to grasp hold of His mind on the matter.

The Church has been in a prefix storyline of the Matthew 25 parable, The Ten Virgins. Those who were unwise are being made wise. Eyes that could not once see, have vision. What was once dark is now illuminated. Many have not understood the trial and pressing, though the hand of the Lord has allowed it as He knew the Church positionally did not have enough oil. In His mercy He has allowed the pressing because the olive fruit must be crushed and pressed to obtain the oil. We need the extra oil for the journey as it is in the darkest time of night, at midnight, before the Bridegroom appears and this extra oil is essential to see as He leads us to the door of the wedding feast. In this parable the wise virgins trimmed their wicks and had extra oil (in flasks or vessels). Symbolically the Lord has been cutting away from our wicks, removing that which would hinder us from shining brightly that we may know, hear and see Him rightly in this dark hour.  Through the crushing we have paid the price and bought oil, and will be prepared to make the journey in the dark night. 

There is a global call in the Spirit to awake and meet the Bridegroom, “Now while the bridegroom was delayed, they all began to nod off, and they fell asleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! The bridegroom [is coming]! Go out to meet him.’” Matthew 25:5-6 AMP. The Greek noun for meet here means to ‘have a meeting with’ or ‘encounter’. The golden lampstand was in the Tent of Meeting, in the Holy Place – the entrance way to the Holy of Holies or place of encounter and gave light to the entire tent. We are New Testament priests through Christ the Messiah our High Priest and in the order Melchizedek. In the Old Testament it was Aaron who was a representation of the consecrated Levitical priestly line who was instructed to keep the lamps burning CONTINUALLY, and so shall it be unto us as we now have the honor to carry out this priestly order. The Lord once again is removing veils that separate us from encountering Him in the Most Holy Place. “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the children of Israel to bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the light [of the golden lampstand], to make a lamp burn continually. Outside the veil of the Testimony [between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place] in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron shall always keep the lamps burning before the Lord from evening until morning; it shall be a permanent statute throughout your generations. He shall keep the lamps burning on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord continually.” Leviticus 24:1-4 AMP. 

The vessels containing extra oil in Matthew 25 are described in the Greek as having a bend, meaning a container that can be filled. Where is the infilling of oil? The Holy Spirit supernaturally fills and refills these vessels with oil. Money cannot purchase this oil, for it is bought with the reward of pressing and suffering, the reward of abiding and intimacy with the Son, the reward of dying to self;  all rewards of spiritual wealth are contained here for the price for buying oil is costly as it is the first fruit offerings from your very life. 

In His goodness, the Lord has ‘bought us’ time with Him in this last season; the olive is a fruit and to bear fruit we must abide and remain in Him. ““ I am the true Vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. You are already clean because of the word which I have given you [the teachings which I have discussed with you]. Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.” John 15:1-5 AMP.  Abiding and remaining in Him is a personal choice. Consecration is a choice. Bearing fruit is for all, though some have good fruit while others have bad fruit. 

Your daily decisions have never mattered more, as the weight of eternity hinges on them. It is a narrow road to the door, and few find it…

There is still time. Do not despise this pruning but yield to the Spirit as the Lord desires to prepare you for your most glorious and shining hour! 

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Dailies On The Vine

Treasured

You are the Father’s special treasure, you are as valuable to Him as the Son. You are readily accepted by the Father through the Son and seen through Christ’s preciousness. What a humble position, rightful heirs through childlike faith. “But you are God’s chosen treasure – priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones.” 1 Peter 2:9 TPT

As sons and daughters we are His possession. This word in the Hebrew means “special treasure”, and is used to describe “guarded wealth”.

Arise now in the strength and confidence of Christ who lives in you. It’s a beautiful time to rule and reign with Him! “Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the LORD]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the LORD has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 AMP

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Becoming The Transformed; Through Humility and Pain

Today I was feeling disheartened and even hurt for ‘good reason’ ~ and then I thought of Jesus. The One acquainted with many sorrows who poured out His life like a drink offering. The King of Kings humbled himself giving the most honorable sacrifice of love and shed his blood for all mankind.

Yet how often can it be said that the Greatest Act Of Love has been overlooked and gone unseen, has not been honored, received, or even acknowledged. The perfect slain Lamb of God, the Savior Himself despised and rejected by men.
And maybe some of those words are familiar to your heart today too…

He received no reward on earth in the eyes of man, He understood His award was prepared and fully awaiting Him in Heaven where He still waits for the fullness of the promise – the promise of reunited hearts turned fully to Him. He fulfilled His own words by saying ““Be [very] careful not to do your good deeds publicly, to be seen by men; otherwise you will have no reward [prepared and awaiting you] with your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭6:1‬ ‭AMP‬. (Meaning He could have done so much more publicly to ‘prove’ His authority but in humility He did only what He saw the Father do). The Messiah held the purest of hearts even in dying for humanity, knowing He was the key of liberation He chose to become a lowly King. He gave without taking, and His last words included forgiving His offenders, ‘for they know not what they do’. ‬

Jesus wrapped Himself in flesh to reveal His Kingship and Sonship to us, as fully God and fully man. Jesus fully man had emotion and experienced pain such as rejection, so it is healthy to acknowledge a source of pain; humanity requires it and Jesus created us to feel. But then we set our gaze higher, acknowledging Him, and allowing ourselves to be transformed by the knowledge that this earth and its afflictions are temporary, taking comfort that in every trial there is an opportunity to become more like Him. Each time we react like Jesus reacted, we become transformed looking more and more like Him, and nothing can compare to the eternal glory we will share with Him! In this world we will face suffering, but how we handle pain can truly liberate us!

“But those who embraced him and took hold of his name he gave authority to become the children of God!” John‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. 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 ‭4:16-18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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The Purity of God’s Promises

“The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭12:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Silver is symbolic of redemption and seven symbolic of completion and perfection. The promises of the Lord are completely redemptive! This is the new covenant and all the promises and words of the Lord spoken to you will redeem you from one level of glory to the next. The promises of God will transform your life and perfect that which concerns you. I bless you with greater expectancy and belief in your heart today; all His promises are yes and amen. 🌈🤍🕊

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FINDING HOME

For many years the Holy Spirit would speak this verse to me. It happened so often that I began to wonder if the Lord was calling me to be a missionary on an island somewhere. This started in my late teens and lasted over a decade.

“Hear the word of the LORD, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’” Jeremiah 31:10

When I was in Bible college my degree was in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Counseling, and close second & third in credits were Missions & Pastoral. I had no doubt I was called to full time ministry – yet nothing fit at the time. My parents thought I was crazy declining three pastoral positions directly out of college but I couldn’t say yes yet. Even way back then there was a mold the Lord was not wanting me to fit. And quite honestly my path since would appear to be ‘all over the map’. You’ve heard me say before, I live assignment lead. Jesus simply asked his disciples to follow Him. They didn’t have a laid out trajectory of where His leading would take them – they just obeyed, learned from Him, and became transformed along the way.
To the best I’ve known how I have set my heart to follow the Holy Spirit.

Maybe your map looks similar to mine with the dots spread out far and wide. And though I don’t claim that all my endeavors have been perfect I know the Lord is the great Redeemer. I believe many have longed to be planted but you have also been pinoneering and living assignment lead. I believe this next season many will find ‘home’. You probably have life long friendships and connections but with the continual movement it’s difficult in the solitary day to day. I see a picture of the earth underground and all the places and systems planted have roots that are now reaching out to each other and connecting across the earth. I see the roots reaching and twining together as if they are ‘holding hands’. You will grow deep and experience the community you have longed for.

I was looking at my website and the statistics show me the daily visitors from various countries. I released a prophetic word for July recently and it was published on another platform yesterday. When I started releasing the words publicly the Lord would have me scribe a year and a half ago I had no idea the reach they were going to have. I just obeyed. I literally ‘heard the word of the Lord’ and through modern advancements of broadcasting, email and media it is ‘proclaimed in the nations and distant coastlands’.

Yesterday and this morning I’ve had visitors reading the prophetic word from United States, South Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines, Figi, Germany, Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago, Singapore, Cameroon, France, Jamaica, Netherlands, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Japan, India, Switzerland, Uganda, Mexico, Ghana, and Ecuador.

I am intentionally being specific to say never underestimate “how” the Lord will fulfill His Word to you, just know that He “will”. “Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Don’t look at the map with your natural eye, simply obey, trust the word of the Lord and believe He is gathering His Body together and their roots are growing deep.

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Prophetic Scripting

July, A Month To Take Hold Of The Completed Promise

On May 29, 2021 I had a prophetic dream about the month of July. The Lord showed me that many have birthed their promise, but have yet to take hold of it completely. In the dream I was holding my friends baby and was specifically asking to go down to the lake to take a photo of the baby and I. My friend responded that I had to wait for her sister to go before me and that I would have to wait until July to take the picture with the baby. In the dream I was wearing a v-neck bathing suit with a coverup from the waist down, the bathing suit was white with light pink polka-dots. I was dressed and ready to go, holding the baby, and standing where the lake was in visible distance but I had to wait until July. I then immediately went into another dream that confirmed what the baby or ‘promise’ represented.

As I began to interpret with the Lord on this, I looked up the names of the individuals in the dream and then the meaning became crystal clear. My friends name means “God is my oath” or “God is a vow”, her husband’s name means “God is my judge”, the baby’s name means “completely”, their last name means “fire”, and my friends sister’s name means “Christ” or “anointed one”.  Therefore the interpretation of the dream is as God is my Judge, and as God is my Oath, He is watching over the promise and all that He has vowed, and by the power of His Word, Christ is going before to bring it to completion. 

This timing is pivotal because many are going through the last fires before beholding their promise, do not relent even if these fires carry over in July, as you are almost there! July is the seventh month, and seven represents completion and perfection in the Bible.  My birthday is July 1 and the baby will turn seven months July 31. The Lord is going to bring His promises to completion in your life during the month of July, from beginning to end, watch in this window as many will finally be able to see the picture with clarity and with physical reality. I hear the Lord say, “this is the promise that has been refined in the fire” which symbolically ties into the last name of the mother and father of the baby. 

In the dream I wanted to take a picture at the lake with the baby.  My friend and her family live in Michigan, and Michigan is also the state I was born and raised, home of the Great Lakes.  Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. July will be the beginning of the refreshing of your soul, as you synch with the Lord’s timing and wait for Him to go before you, the Holy Spirit will then totally immerse you into this new land and will work a far superior outcome for you.

The time stamp of the dream was 5.29.21 and coincides with Genesis 5:29, “When Lamech was 182 years old a son was born (vs 28). He named him Noah, saying, This one shall bring us relief and comfort from our work and the [grievous] toil of our hands due to the ground being cursed by the Lord.” Lamech named is son Noah, which means “rest”. Like a Noah, this promise you are holding represents the long awaited rest, new covenant, and land in the new era the Lord has vowed to you. Lamech lived 777 years and 7×3=21; dream date 5.29.21. Additionally, three represents the number of the Spirit and there are (3) 7’s at the end of Lamech’s life and 3 trimesters in pregnancy, not to mention water and the Spirit are closely connected. Symbolically the FATHER is both washing away ties to the old season by the Spirit, reseting you by the Spirit through rest, and bringing to completion that which was born of the Spirit!

ROLLING AWAY EGYPT 

“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:11.  The example of unbelief in this passage is the Israelites who wandered in the desert for 40 years.   As I prepared to release this word on a broadcast recently, the Lord led me to the book of Joshua. The Lord showed me that many have crossed over “the Jordan” from “the 40 years of wilderness” and into their promised land but they had not fully taken possession of it yet. You are in the last stages of healing, so wait on His time! Like the dream, I was holding the baby but had to wait to take the picture. 

Even if the Lord called you to Egypt for a season, He still has to cleanse you from Egypt, and even if the promise was birthed in the desert He still has to cleanse it before you bring it with you and take total possession of your new season and promised land. He is totally cleansing you of your past (even if He called you there), He is removing the dust of the wilderness – those places that no longer serve you, any remaining bondage from the atmosphere, the shame, rejection, fear, and the pain you experienced while waiting. There is a new consecration to walk in holiness and carry the weight of His call and message. I heard the Lord say, “He wants to deliver you, so that He can deliver through you”. You are so close, yet it is crucial you wait out the last stages of the healing! You have crossed the Jordan, you are in the promised land nearly ready to take possession! 

The below scripture is referencing Joshua and the Israelites after they crossed the Jordan. They were in their promised land, though had not taken possession. It was imperative they waited in the camp to heal (from circumcision for consecration) at Gilgal. Once they were healed, then their next assignment was given to them – the strategy for the fall of Jericho. 

“At that time the Lord said to Joshua, Make knives of flint and circumcise the [new generation of] Israelites as before. So Joshua made knives of flint and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth. And this is the reason Joshua circumcised them: all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they came out of Egypt. Though all the people who came out were circumcised, yet all the people who were born in the wilderness on the way after Israel came out of Egypt had not been circumcised. For the Israelites walked forty years in the wilderness till all who were men of war who came out of Egypt perished, because they did not hearken to the voice of the Lord; to them the Lord swore that He would not let them see the land which the Lord swore to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. So it was their uncircumcised children whom He raised up in their stead whom Joshua circumcised, because the rite had not been performed on the way. When they finished circumcising all the males of the nation, they remained in their places in the camp till they were healed. And the Lord said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you. So the name of the place is called Gilgal [rolling] to this day.” Joshua 5:2-9 AMPC

COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION 

 What you are waiting on is the completion of a transformation. It will be worth the wait! Once Joshua and the newly consecrated men observed Passover after being healed (the death of the past being covered by the blood), then Joshua encountered the commander of the army of the Lord. Symbolically the Lord instructed Joshua to remove his sandals because the land he was about to possess was holy and set apart to the Lord (Joshua 5:10-15). Next the Lord would reveal the plan to conquer Jericho (and it’s great wall) but first the Lord asked Joshua to SEE. “The Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the mighty warriors.” Joshua 6:2.  I believe the Lord highlighted this passage to me to say we need not look at the wall, natural obstacles, and giants in front of us.  Some are even in the spirit in their promised land, though focusing on their spiritual opponent verses on what the Lord has said. This is a pivotal hour to be raised up in the Spirit and SEE with your spiritual eye what the Lord has given you, not the obstacle in front of you.

The Lord has been using the number four to speak to me for some time now.  Four represents the fulness of the earth, times and seasons, transformation and authority. In complete metamorphosis there are four cycles of life that yield a complete transformation.  The Lord highlighted Joshua 6:4 when speaking of the instructions for the fall of Jericho. “Also, seven priests shall carry seven trumpets [made] of rams’ horns ahead of the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.” There are (4) 7’s listed: 1) seven priests 2) seven trumpets 3) seventh day 4) seven times. The Lord said there is a complete transformation happening within the consecrated Body right now, and you must wait for that completion to be revealed before moving ahead. As 1 Peter 2:9 writes, God’s people are a royal priesthood. The four seven’s can also be interpreted these are the times and days the voice of the Lord will be heard from His priests; those who 1) have consecrated hearts  2) listen to the voice of the Lord  3) see in the Spirit [faith] 4) obey the wisdom of the Lord 5) move at His authority (march)  6) carry the presence and message of the Lord  7) declare He is Lord. 

GOING OUT WITH JOY

Reconnecting the dream, I was wearing a white v-neck bathing suit, with pink polka dots. In the dream I had an awareness of a desire in my heart, because of the v-neck style and when I asked the Lord about it He said, “nurturing”.  White represents purity and consecration and light pink is typically associated with love and romance. Pink is created by blending the colors red and white (passion and purity), it stands for nurturing femininity, symbolizing youth and good health.  Men and women alike have longed to nurture this promise the Lord has given, this promise that many are holding now. I hear the Lord say, “He is making all things new again, there will be no fear to nurture for the vision you are carrying shall come to pass”. 

Polka Dots are symbolic of happiness. The iconic song writer Frank Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, “Polka dots and moon beams”. Though the 1940’s are known as time of war, they are also remembered for commitment, unity, love and romance. The name Frank means “free man” (wikipedia.com), I believe the Lord is liberating the forgotten song of your heart to sound again, as you release this song you will radiate and beam again from the touch of Love. The Lord is restoring the innocence and the nostalgia that was warn away in the desert, He is restoring your pure and innocent love for Him, and the way you relate to others. In the consecration He has cut away the rough edges, and has smoothed over the past seasons with new oil of gladness and joy. 

The Lord prompted me to look at the Hebraic calendar, and I found the month of July holds two different celebrations. “The name of the fifth month on the Jewish calendar, Av, literally means “father.” It is customary to add the name “Menachem,” which means “comforter” or consoler” – so Menachem Av.”(chabad.org). On the 15th Av, 5781 (July 24) “The end of dying in the desert” is celebrated (chabad.org). This end of 40 long years of dying correlates with allowing Egypt to be rolled away from us and complete transformation written above. The Lord is  transitioning you from old covenants to the new covenant during this time. I also found the celebration of Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love celebrated on the same day. When Tu B’Av was celebrated as an ancient holiday, the unwed daughters of Jerusalem would dress in white (sometimes borrowed linen garments) and dance in the vineyards and whoever did not have a wife would come to find his bride. Differing from the 1940’s V day’s of WWII (victory in the war), and the V-neck in my bathing suit, the modern Israeli celebration of Tu B’Av is similar to the V-day of St. Valentine’s Day. I believe the Lord is saying this is a time and season to receive the Father’s nurturing love toward you as He redeems your promised land, and makes you victorious over His enemies. “Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for the LORD delights in you and will claim you as his bride.” Isaiah 62:4 (NLT)

As you wait upon the Lord walking in the Spirit with careful yieldedness to His leadership, you will be sure to not only birth but behold your long awaited promise! Prepare to take the picture! “You will leave Babylon with joy; you will be led out to the city in peace. The mountains and hills will burst into singing and the trees will shout for joy.” Isaiah 55:12 (GNT)

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