Dailies On The Vine

Lovers Of The Narrow Way

The Lord is raising up a people who love and rejoice in the Truth!

Several months ago I had a dream where I was holding the longest ruler I had ever seen, it was not flat, though square shaped and made of wood. There was a man with me in the dream holding the other side, though I could not see who it was as I was viewing myself in third person. There was so much joy, and a sense of childlikeness.

The ruler I saw may have been a measuring rod, and or symbolized the plumb line [the Lords standard]. “Thus He showed me [a vision], and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand [to determine if the wall was straight or if it needed to be destroyed].” ‭‭Amos‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line…” Isaiah‬ ‭28:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬. The ruler or rod in my hand was block shaped, which I believe represents the four corners of the earth, and is connected to ruling and reigning with Christ. If you are a priest of the Lord, you are consecrated to Truth.

I have been writing about the fear of the Lord and judgment for about a year now, and it’s time we come to grasp the beauty of holiness, the joy of holiness! Once again, judgment is simply a deciding for or against. If your conscience and heart are clear, one should not fear judgment. The Lord even tells us to judge ourselves, so that we can adhere to His Ways. The more narrow the path one walks, the greater attention to agility and focus is needed, and yet this narrow path is what leads to Life.

Righteousness and Justice are the very foundation of God’s throne, and at His right hand is joy and pleasure forevermore. Liberation is found in the Truth and His ways, not our idea of freedom. True joy is rising in the remnant because they love The narrow Way!

It is true wisdom and maturity to accept and understand joy can only be found in the Truth. “It (love) does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of Your [righteous] judgments!” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭48:11‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Beautiful are the feet we follow, beginning and the end, His Ways are perfect and true. 🕊🤍

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SEATED WITH THE SON – how to move forward in a time of war

It takes humility and childlike faith to remain in your Kingdom position, seated with Christ in heavenly places.

On one of my trips to Heaven when I was four years old I was eating fish with Jesus. I looked under the table (which was really like a different dimension) and there were scary and funny looking people, and then Jesus’ reaction was to laugh at them, and so we laughed together at them (demons). Jesus our great Shepherd does prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies as scripture writes; it is not a fairytale, it is my reality.

In this time of increased spiritual warfare we must go low. In going low in the earthly realm, we soar to heavenly heights above the noise in the spiritual – truly the upside down Kingdom. Jesus already positioned us here, though it is belief coupled with humility and childlike faith that give us continued access to rule and reign with Him. We take His lead, we enjoy His presence and provision, we laugh at the enemies beneath us, we fix our eyes on The Ruler of all and receive from Him. If He has made His enemies a footstool beneath His feet, then they are under our feet too.

Overflowing with His joy and presence, satisfied from the fullness that comes from dining at His table, we can then give from this abundance in the earthly realm and love the hurting, broken and distressed. This is how we must learn to move forward in a time of war.

“He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!” Ephesians‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

‬‬“Yahweh said to my Lord, the Messiah: “Sit with me as enthroned ruler while I subdue your every enemy. They will bow low before you as I make them a footstool for your feet.””‭‭Psalms‬ ‭110:1‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.” Psalms‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NLT (scoffs at His enemies)

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭23:5-6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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PRESSED

How will we know if there is nothing missing and nothing lacking in our lives? What is the measuring line? When our faith is tested by EXPERIENCE.

Over the last nine days I’ve had three major blows and though they are different situations, all deal with the same effect on my heart. There is a “theme” to which I am to overcome. The positive is what would have once taken me out in a depressed stupor for days, has not effected me like times past. Now how would I know this unless I had EXPERIENCED these trials? I would not have the measurement of growth otherwise. It doesn’t mean I have the answers, understanding, and certainly doesn’t mean that I didn’t cry. 😉 But I do have joy because I chose to literally press myself into Jesus during this time and yield to more refining.

I know we are all in progress toward becoming the perfected work of ‘nothing missing and nothing lacking’, so I want to encourage you to trust the Holy Spirit in whatever that situation is you’re in the middle of. Maybe He’s trying to show you that you have grown too. We often default to seeing the problem or how we feel, but instead of focusing on the pain look for the positive and allow the Lord to release that supernatural joy in you! When you are being pressed, PRESS yourself into HIM. For in the pressing, you receive the oil of His presence, and the more we have of Him the more complete we become.

“My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. And then as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.”
‭‭James 1:2-4‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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