You can not rush the Holy Spirit. The only rushing that should be in Church are the hungry and repentant hearts coming to the altar, and sound of the rushing Wind of the Spirit.
When we rush, we forgo the Holy Hush
We need not be afraid of pause or silence. We need not rush through worship or the reading of Scripture. We need not rush through the preaching of the sermon. We need not rush the working of the Spirit, lest it become the work of the flesh. We claim to wait but we do not tarry.
Wait, and resist the rush.
“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 1:3-5 AMPC
“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.” Acts 2:1-2 AMP
A man like St. Valentine had to have known his beloved identity in Jesus as he emulated Christ through his selflessness and commitment to covenant love. At the time in Rome the Christian Church was facing persecution from an emperor named Claudias who had released an edict prohibiting marriage. St. Valentine being a priest secretly married the Christians, and helped persecuted believers. It is said that while imprisoned he prayed for one of his judges, Asterius’ daughter who was blind. The daughter was healed which led to Asterius’ salvation as well. In 269 AD St. Valentine was sentenced to death, and was beaten, stoned, and beheaded for marrying Christians, he was martyred for love and marriage, as was Christ. I love this account of St. Valentine, though how much more powerful that Jesus made the way through His shed blood for us to be worthy to receive Him as the greatest lover of our soul, our Bridegroom King.
The way of the future is the road to marriage. Here is an excerpt from Jesus Christ: The True Bridegroom by Basilea Schlink
“Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. That is why He calls Himself Bridegroom in the Scriptures. His great love desires a bride, a bridal soul. He longs fervently for her love. He looks for her to see whether she is about to come to Him, to see whether she longs and yearns for Him, to see whether she really wants Him alone. Jesus is a true Bridegroom; this is His very nature. He wants to give us His love; but He is also waiting for us to return His love.
Jesus is a true Bridegroom. His love is a jealous love. He wants you, your soul, completely. He is jealous when you give your love to other people and to other things. He is jealous when pay more attention to them, when you give them more time, more of yourself, than you give Him. Then He stands beside you, grieved. Then He is hurt and wounded, because He loves you so much.
Jesus is a true Bridegroom. He does not force you to love Him. He asks: “Will you give Me your love?”, and He gets what He wants when you do this. Only one thing will satisfy Him – your love. All else is too small for Him: that you believe in Him, that you obey Him, that you come to Him for forgiveness. He is not only your Physician who heals you. He is not only your Redeemer who delivers you from your bonds. He wants to be your Bridegroom, and as Bridegroom He gives you His great, His tender, His most intimate love. Now He is waiting for you to give Him your love. He who loves wants to be loved in return.”
Will you be Mine, says the Lord? May we cherish this Heart that loves us so, may we offer our love in true companionship to the most Beloved King, the fairest among ten thousand…
“And I will betroth you (Israel) to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and loyalty, and in compassion. I will betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness. Then you will know (recognize, appreciate) the Lord [and respond with loving faithfulness].” Hosea 2:19-20 AMP
I can’t get over it, may I never desire to get over this love. If we love Jesus, we receive ALL of Him, AND the Father and Holy Spirit. They will ALL come live with you and make for themselves a special dwelling place in you! They are One and desire to be one with us as they are One. Glory be to God, we are not worthy yet He makes us worthy by receiving Him and the work of the cross, He stays forever when we obey His teaching and we abide and remain in Him. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Father. Thank you Holy Spirit! What an honor to receive and experience this Love. May we never lose this precious wonder that the Creator of the Heaven’s and earth chooses to abide with man. We are chosen, we are loved.
“Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.” John 14:23 AMPC
“Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.” John 15:4-5, 8-14 AMPC
“SEE WHAT [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.” 1 John 3:1 AMPC
Today I woke up earlier than I wanted to burdened and crying. I didn’t know exactly what it was, though have been feeling this sorrow and deep pain in the heart for a few days. Later this morning the Lord showed me it was the grief in His heart for His Body. Why have we made it so difficult for people to be part of the Church? The word neglect came to mind, and I believe the Lord was saying His people have long been neglected; they were created to be part of the Body where everyone has a place, a home, a family. We as the Global Church are responsible for ‘the orphans’, the ones we ourselves have refused to provide a place for. We are guilty for mothering and fathering only those we think worthy of our time and attention. Not all have been treated or welcomed equally, we have perpetuated the orphan spirit, and for this we have much to be accountable for.
We have neglected the true call of religion, “Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world.” James 1:27 AMP. The Lord’s eye is on His people, He is grieving with the spiritually widowed, the abandoned, and the spiritual orphan.
Jesus made a place in His Body for us all ~
“and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as [a service] to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ is head of the church, Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives should be subject to their husbands in everything [respecting both their position as protector and their responsibility to God as head of the house]. Husbands, love your wives [seek the highest good for her and surround her with a caring, unselfish love], just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God], so that [in turn] He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy [set apart for God] and blameless. Even so husbands should and are morally obligated to love their own wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own body, but [instead] he nourishes and protects and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members (parts) of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined [and be faithfully devoted] to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery [of two becoming one] is great; but I am speaking with reference to [the relationship of] Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:2, 22-32 AMP
To the spiritually overlooked and neglected, the Lord is saying you are a member of His Body, and He remembers you! “Although my father and my mother have abandoned me, Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].” Psalms 27:10 AMP
I will never tell the Lord I don’t want to feel His heart, and on different occasions He has allowed me to vicariously experience as a prophet/intercessor; however this is one of the deepest pains I have felt. I believe there will be a wave of mass repentance coming to the Body soon for how we have mistreated one another, I pray so as it is absolutely necessary in becoming a “pure and spotless Bride” for our coming King.
I pray as the Global Church continues to be cleansed and restored that we would align properly with Love in Spirit and in Truth, cease to build our self-serving kingdoms, and truly lay ourselves down for Christ’s Body. Lord have mercy on Your Church for we are guilty in causing tremendous pain to our own Body, forgive us for hurting Your heart and spiritually neglecting and rejecting many. Have mercy, Lord.
If you want to hear the Voice of the Lord you must sit at His table. It has always been and will always be about communion with Him.
The invitation is extended and you respond. You either show up or you do not. How you respond to the last invitation is important to where He will lead you next. You trust Him, and He trusts you.
Many years ago I boldly asked the Lord to walk on water, quite literally. His response was not what I was expecting, and He said to me, “If I called you, would you come?”. I understood in that moment the depths of the question. I felt the weight of the sacrifice and unwavering faith it would require. And after some years of maturing I realized it isn’t about the miracle of walking on water as much as it is being where He is.
If the Lord is in the storm, you’re safest in the waters there. If He is atop the mountain, you are in His will even if hanging from a cliff. If the Lord is in the valley He leads you to the streams of refreshing. You just need to be where He is, and really that is all that matters.
For some of you this journey began at a table for many, then you were moved to a table for a few, then for two and now for one. Never lose your wonder of Him and where He will lead. He is your Eden, He is Home.
When you are on the waters many will not understand because they are not there with you, it is just you and Jesus. Focus on Him, rest in Him, trust in Him. Peter was the only disciple walking on water, Esther was the only woman who petitioned the King, Moses encountered the Lord alone atop the mountain, Daniel was alone in the lions den…. you need no other but Him.
“WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. [Rev. 21:6, 7; 22:17.] Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. [Jer. 31:12-14.] Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David. [II Sam. 7:8-16; Acts 13:34; Heb. 13:20.] Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:1-3, 6-9 AMPC
“You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me! And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.” John 5:39-40 AMPC
“Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.” John 14:6 TPT
What you believe about God and who He says He is matters greatly, we are in a pivotal moment where even our breakthroughs are hinged on our belief systems. As written below, we need to examine ourselves and cleanse our hearts from unwarranted doubt concerning His faithfulness. God is the Lord and He changes not! “Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 AMP
“Therefore, thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah], “If you repent [and give up this mistaken attitude of despair and self-pity], then I will restore you [to a state of inner peace] So that you may stand before Me [as My obedient representative]; And if you separate the precious from the worthless [examining yourself and cleansing your heart from unwarranted doubt concerning My faithfulness], You will become My spokesman. Let the people turn to you [and learn to value My values]— But you, you must not turn to them [with regard for their idolatry and wickedness]. And I will make you to this people A fortified wall of bronze; They will fight against you, But they will not prevail over you, For I am with you [always] to save you And protect you,” says the Lord. “So I will rescue you out of the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the [grasping] palm of the terrible and ruthless [tyrant].”” Jeremiah 15:19-21 AMP
Holiness is the beauty that adorns the Lord’s House! I believe we are coming into a time where we will hold dear the word “holiness” again. It will become precious, treasured and protected as we understand we are to be holy as the Lord is holy. The Father’s House will be honored, and it will be our hearts delight to guard His Home – in the innermost place of our being, and the places where His Glory dwells.
“You are to be holy to Me; for I the Lord am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples (nations) to be Mine.” Leviticus 20:26 AMP
“Your precepts are fully confirmed and completely reliable; Holiness adorns Your house, O Lord, forever.” Psalms 93:5 AMP
“Nothing could ever change your royal decrees; they will last forever! Holiness is the beauty that fills your house; you are the one who abides forevermore!” Psalms 93:5 TPT
Earlier this month on Sunday, July 10, my friend picked me up for church which gave me the ability to finish getting ready in the car, and by getting ready I mean applying my makeup as it’s almost always the last step for me and on-the-go. This day I couldn’t find my concealer, it should have been in either my makeup bag or purse, though after searching with no avail it appeared to be misplaced or lost. For those of you who are not familiar with concealer and what it is used for, it is a light color cosmetic that is applied to the face that typically blends in with the skin to “conceal”. My concealer is specifically used to brighten the under the eye area though it can be used for blemishes, red areas, or to blur imperfections, etc. For me, if I choose to wear makeup it is a step in my routine that I don’t like to leave out as it gives a bright and even-tone look, however there was no substitute so I shrugged it off and went about my day.
After service, when I arrived back to the place where I am staying, I was walking up the stairs when the Holy Spirit said, “No Concealer”. Then I heard the scripture verse from Luke 12, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 NIV. In greater context, for over a year the Lord has been speaking to me about judgment, kings, ruling, and war, however I have seldom released those messages and have been intentionally “flying low”. Two months ago the Lord told me I needed to start saying the harder things He shares with me as it aligns with my purpose and call.
I asked the Lord why He didn’t just tell me the scripture as opposed to having me experience the message of literally ‘going without concealer’ and He said, “Because it’s right under the eye”. It is at the door – exposure, war, judgment, separation. In other words, we are about to have an encounter with this knowledge. The experience with the concealer came after several weeks of new warning words, as well as dreams and visions of the needed cleansing and separation that is coming to the Church. There was a two-fold message in the concealer – first I could no longer keep hidden the secrets He has shared with me when given permission to release and secondly whatever has been hiding in darkness will be made known and come to light. I was curious to know if I actually lost the concealer, and I did find it later on a small side table that I didn’t recall placing it on. I’ve gotten used to the prophetic acts that I often will experience on behalf of the Church Body, and this was confirmation that this was of importance to the Lord.
More revelation continued to flow as I thought about specific areas I apply the concealer; in addition to my eyes I also use it around the crease of my nose, and above my top lip known as “cupid’s bow” as it gives the effect of opening up the lips. As I meditated upon what the Lord already said to me I realized it didn’t end there – He wants us to fully sense what is happening in the Body without filter (nose). He wants to reveal the false loyalty, and religious spirit (lips). Our eyes cannot see on our own body these pointed out areas; we cannot see the creases or dark circles under our eye, we cannot see the folds beside our nose, and we cannot see our lips. The Lord is wanting us to see what is in “the fold” and “under the surface” so to speak in His Body. Luke 12:1 is the opening scripture that precedes Nothing Concealed and gives warning of the leaven of the Pharisees. “In the meanwhile, when so many thousands of the people had gathered that they were trampling on one another, Jesus commenced by saying primarily to His disciples, Be on your guard against the leaven (ferment) of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy [producing unrest and violent agitation].” As I was writing this out I felt the Holy Spirit prompt me to look up the word leaven in the Greek. Leaven is defined in HELPS Word-studies (figuratively) as the spreading influence of what is typically concealed, generally a symbol of the spreading nature of evil. Then Jesus says, “Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known. Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be heard and listened to in the light, and what you have whispered in [people’s] ears and behind closed doors will be proclaimed upon the housetops.” Luke 12:2-3 AMPC
Prior to the concealer experience on Wednesday, July 6, I had another alarming dream of an unclean spirit trying to reproduce itself and directionally drive the body of Christ through seduction. Visually, a very tall man was sitting Indian style with his posture straight, his wife also very tall was also sitting Indian style to the left of him. This woman’s limbs coiled around the husband in an unnatural humanly possible way so that she was partly intertwined with him, though in the rite of unity. The woman’s name in the dream means “pure” and “clear”, though is also from the Greek god of magic, meaning “torture”. The man’s name symbolizes a type of Christ and means “to save”, “God is deliverance”. The man’s head seemed to be enlarged in the dream. Ultimately, the man representing the head of the Church was influenced by sensuality unaware and was subdued by a false peace, yielding his power to the desire and mind of the woman. The sensual spirit was masked under leadership, unity, purity and peace, and nearly impossible to discern based on appearances and logic. When I was praying about the dream later in the morning that day, the Lord gave me a vision of a large white-head on the face that was ready to “pop”. It was quite deceptive because it was not red and irritated on the surface, though hiding underneath was the root of the acne where the build up of old oils and infection was trapped within the clogged pore. When I saw the vision it was magnified very large, so that the white-head was very enlarged, like a mountain slope. The internal build up was ‘piling high’ and ready to burst forth. The Lord was also pointing out that it was white which normally means purity however He was saying the mountain was disguised as ‘being pure’. “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.” Psalms 24:3-4 NKJV. This “popping” of the underlying infection will expose idolatry and deceit within with body.
This new wave of cleansing is so close that it is very difficult to see. This is why the five-fold leadership must pay attention with the eyes of their spirit. You will miss it if you only see what you see within your own ability, we must be willing to humble ourselves and listen to the Spirit and whom He may be speaking through to expose the deeper need of cleansing. Our highest spiritual goal is to be transformed into the image of Jesus, and as we prepare for His return we purify ourselves to look like Him – the pure, spotless, unblemished Lamb of God. The unclean spirit is among the leadership and/or their influencers at different levels through out the global body. Often times when we are closer to the situation or persons either through position or familiarity, it can make the coming exposure, needed cleansing and separation hard to detect. Seducing spirits cause religion to reproduce, as they are entangled and have become one. The process of becoming untwined and unyoked will more than likely be very painful though necessary. This is a time when the Lord wants us to see the imperfections, darkness, and blemishes – not to be critical and judgmental (even though His judgment is coming) though rather as protection, an opportunity for repentance, and a severing for true sustainable healthy growth.
I asked the Lord why He spoke to me while going up the stairs coming back after church that Sunday. Why then? Why there? This is what He showed me, I am staying in a temporary and transitional place and the address numbers literally mean “complete new beginning”. I was just about to enter the door where those numbers are visibly located, and symbolically the new era of the Church and many in the global body have crossed over the Jordan though have not yet occupied their promised land. We have been traversing in the new land and have been given keys to doors however we have not completely taken residence in Canaan. We are not yet homeowners in the promised land. Some are in the process of building new homes, though the structures are not yet finished. Joshua’s conquest of Canaan was a seven year battle, made up of several other battles once they crossed the Jordan. Some of these battles were won by “suddenlies” by the Lord’s mighty power, but none were won without obedience to His instruction.
The Lord knows what we can handle and He sees the larger picture at hand. This is why cleansing and deliverance often happen in stages. “I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate [for lack of attention] and the wild beasts multiply against you. Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and are numerous enough to take possession of the land.” Exodus 23:29-30 AMPC. As the Bride matures and completely separates from Egypt through sanctification, so shall she inherit her promises and land [short exhortation on that here https://ablazeglobalproductions.com/2021/06/25/rolling-away-egypt/ ].
This is the one of the most critical junctures of history, especially for the Church. The Lord is sovereign and yet our obedience and diligence toward His instructions, voice and ways has never been more important to inherit our complete new beginning. This is about the Lamb receiving His reward, His Bride, and when allow the unclean spirit a home in the new building / era we are not cleaning and purifying the Bride we are defiling her! For the union of the Son and His Bride, God’s love not only confronts, it cuts. When Jesus was on earth He said, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Matthew 10:34 NKJV. And in the Passion Translation, “Perhaps you think I’ve come to spread peace and calm over the earth—but my coming will bring conflict and division, not peace.” Matthew 10:34 TPT. In the footnotes of The Passion Translation it is written that the Aramaic word harba can mean either “sword” or “war” and in the Greek either term signifies division.
The impending war and judgment we are facing will surface in our natural earth realm, however there is no doubt the war is first waged within the mind of man. Similarly the great judgement is a divide of the mind; a deciding for or against the beliefs that have taken root in the heart of man. “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. And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, and revealed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account.” Hebrews 4:12-13 AMP.
It was the Pharisees that made for themselves fail-able kingdoms on earth that decay, their self importance building towers high,“Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture], ‘These people honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense], Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].’” Mark 7:6-7 AMP. This religious spirit would be responsible for our slain Bridegroom King, it lay with the unclean spirit that would seduce and lead astray the loyalty of hearts, blinding men from the hope of an eternity with our risen Lord. Holy Spirit lead us to the measuring rod, may we build for You with purity of mind, heart, action and speech; help us to love the discipline of the Father as we build an unshakable Kingdom for Your throne, cleanse and sanctify us that we may share in the beauty of Your holiness. Make us holy because you are Holy, we want to look like you and behold Your form.
“For there is nothing hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come out into the open. So be careful how you listen; for whoever has [a teachable heart], to him more [understanding] will be given; and whoever does not have [a longing for truth], even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him.”” Luke 8:17-18 AMP
For some of the other prophetic words that I have already published on war, judgement and exposure visit these links:
Earlier today I was thinking about the unity I have with someone in the Spirit and the tangible presence of the Lord came on me so intensely in that same moment. It was a sense of complete oneness with another and the Lord though I was sitting alone.
True union is not two-fold but rather three-fold. Our highest example is the Triune Godhead – Three persons though One. Three is also symbolic of the Spirit, and it is in the Spirit that we can really only experience true Oneness with the Lord or another person. Biblically, when two become one flesh in marriage, it is under the covenant of God, meaning it is by the Spirit they become one flesh. “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” Ecclesiastes 4:12. We look most like God when we are in unity, another reason the enemy comes to counter unity so fiercely not only in marriage but on any front is because he desires to look like God. Being that we are the image bearers of God Himself who the enemy now hates, he retaliates and disrupts to distract to distort to deceive.
Disunity begins as a disruption. The Lord gave me a picture to explain; if we are made of mostly water, think about when water is disrupted. Waves, storms, even small stones thrown in a river or pond can create a ripple. Now think of beholding your image in that body of water, now depending on the conditions when you see yourself when the waters are disrupted there can be multiple images, skewed images, distorted images, or worse yet you may not be able to see yourself at all. When the water is at peace, or when it is most still, that is when a clear image will be seen. “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 AMPC. Do you see? In the stillness of recognizing His image within us we understand that He is God. “Becoming” is the art of creation and we are formed and transformed for Him. “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 KJV. We were always meant to see Him!
Side note – the reason we have and need deliverance ministry is because we have unified with other spirits, knowingly and unknowingly.
Oneness through remaining in Him is how we can truly be priests; our first ministry is unto the Lord, and as we abide in Him we are able to step into unity with one another. “and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6 NKJV
Obtaining oil is a necessary part of our high calling, and though costly, there is an even greater cost when found without it. As written of in the parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25, it is clear that eternity hinges on our own personal oil.
“How truly wonderful and delightful it is to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity! It’s as precious as the sacred scented oil flowing from the head of the high priest Aaron, dripping down upon his beard and running all the way down to the hem of his priestly robes. This harmony can be compared to the dew dripping from Mount Hermon, which flows down upon the hills of Zion. Indeed, that is where Yahweh has decreed his blessings will be found, the promise of life forevermore!” Psalms 133:1-3 TPT.
Prophetically look at the numbers of this Psalm, Chapter 133 / 1+3+3 = 7 meaning complete. 1 3+3 = 6 meaning one man, two three’s but one. There are three verses that make up the entire chapter, meaning Trinity, the Spirit, unity and equal a total of three 3’s chapter and verse. 3×3 = 9 and the number nine is symbolic of birthing. I believe we even see the design of God in these numbers that read one complete re-birthing of man is in the unity of the Spirit. It is believed Jesus was 33 years old when He was crucified, the one man we need to behold. Our highest place of unity is remaining in Him, here we acquire the oil of intimacy. “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
The Hebrew word oil in Psalm 133:2 means anointing, to shine, fruitful, ointment. I love how the Word is interwoven and testifies of itself, displaying the essence of fragrant unity. “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 AMPC
I have had a recurring vision over the last few weeks. In the vision I see myself leaning back into the chest of Jesus though I am facing forward and He is behind me. As I lean back into Him, I “disappear” and am completely in Him. Hidden in Christ. Come Holy Spirit, make us one with the Son! This is the circle of everlasting life, union with You! “For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 AMPC
Arise shining and burning one’s, arise!
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 ESV
In Matthew 18 the disciples asked Jesus who would be greatest in the Kingdom. In the Aramaic the question is read, “Who will reign in the kingdom realm of heaven?”
“At that time the disciples came to ask Jesus, “Who is considered to be the greatest in heaven’s kingdom realm?” Jesus called a little one to his side and said to them, “Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable like a little child, you will never be able to enter in. Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this little child is the greatest one in heaven’s kingdom realm. And if you tenderly care for this little one on my behalf, you are tenderly caring for me.” Matthew 18:1-5 TPT
“AT THAT time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them, And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all]. Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me.” Matthew 18:1-5 AMPC
Trusting. Lowly. Loving. Forgiving.
Lord help us to truly see as You see! Even kings on this earth and some “spiritual generals” may not inherit as most would presume in heavens Kingdom because they already received their reward on earth.
Restore our wonder and desire to serve and love You wholeheartedly without question (doubt) or shame.
You may feel overlooked here on earth and in some respects like a child, but be encouraged because Heaven is looking, listening and watching.
May we be known by Love. Faith. Humilty. Obedience. Character.