Dailies On The Vine

Suffering Love

There is a cup of love that suffers, I call it ‘The Longing’, I’ve written about it occasionally over the years, but I feel He is increasing this message now. As we read here in Song of Solomon, cleansing and purity alone does not satisfy our Bridegroom King, even those who have yielded to righteousness He still desires more; He is looking for those who long for more of Him, pierced by the woundings of suffering love. If your heart had been touched and awakened by the love of your life, you’d pursue finding them, you would look for and long to be reconnected to them. If you were engaged (which we all are by the way) you would be lovesick for your mate if their presence departed from you for long. This is our Jesus, our bethrothed, and His desire is for you. In the Old Testament, Priests who had access to the Holy of Holies (His presence) were given a commandment by God through Moses to never let the fire go out on the alter, they in essence were in charge of stewarding the Presence of God. We are in the new covenant now, and are called priests and we have the Holy of Holies in our hearts – divine access to His presence and heart through Jesus. In the same way, the principle hasn’t changed, we must never let the fire stop burning on the alter of our hearts.

“The fire on the altar shall be kept burning; it shall not [be allowed to] go out. The priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and he shall arrange the burnt offering on it and offer the fat portions of the peace offerings up in smoke on it. The fire shall be burning continually on the altar; it shall not [be allowed to] go out.” ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭6:12-13‬ ‭AMP‬‬

I pray the Lord would mark you this day, and your heart would long for more of Him! May He captivate your being as you offer all of you for all of Him! ❤️‍🔥

The Bride-groom King
Arise, my love.
Open your heart, my darling, deeper still to me.
Will you receive me this dark night?
There is no one else but you, my friend, my equal.
I need you this night to arise and come be with me.
You are my pure, loyal dove, a perfect partner for me.
My flawless one, will you arise?
For my heaviness and tears are more than I can bear.
I have spent myself for you throughout the dark night.
The Sleeping Bride
I have already laid aside my own garments for you.
How could I take them up again
since I’ve yielded my righteousness to yours?
You have cleansed my life and taken me so far.
Isn’t that enough?
My beloved reached into me to unlock my heart.
The core of my very being trembled at his touch.
How my soul melted when he spoke to me!
My spirit arose to open for more of his touch.
As I surrendered to him, I began to sense his fragrance—
the fragrance of his suffering love!
It was the sense of myrrh flowing all through me!
I opened my soul to my beloved, but suddenly he was gone!
And my heart was torn out in longing for him.
I sought his presence, his fragrance,
but could not find him anywhere.
I called out for him, yet he did not answer me.
I will arise and search for him until I find him.
As I walked throughout the city in search of him,
the overseers stopped me as they made their rounds.
They beat me and bruised me until I could take no more.
They wounded me deeply
and removed their covering from me.
Nevertheless, make me this promise, you brides-to-be:
if you find my beloved one,
please tell him I endured all travails for him.
I’ve been pierced through by love,
and I will not be turned aside!
Song of Solomon 5: 1-8

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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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The Banner of Love

You are identified by Jesus love for you, and His banner over you is love. In the Old Testament banners were used to identify clans, they were also raised to announce something significant was going to happen, and raised in war and in victory. You belong to Him, Love sent Jesus to the cross, Love wages war on our enemies, Love has won the final battle, Love returns for us (the Bride). You are completely covered by love, and wooed to know this One in the safest of chambers.

Though this has been one of my long time favorite verses that I’ve shared often, it still remains the place of my longing. The wounding my heart feels from His love is piercing, yet sweet. My writing has been less, and though I want to encourage all of you – this is all I have for now, but it’s everything; Hear His heartbeat, stay close to His heart. I’ve been undone here in this place for weeks. In His love, He makes all things complete. Taste and see, He is good.

“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near him].”
‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬
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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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Kindness, The Armor Bearer Of Love

Kindness is not weakness, it is the armor bearer of love!

This statement relates to all areas of our life, but I still believe the Lord is dealing deeply within His body. I wasn’t planning to ‘go here’, but alas I am. I think we need to seriously consider who the “armor bearers” are in own lives.

Honestly, I’ve been to the glory and revival meetings and sought the Lord among His finest. And truth be told I have found the fruit of kindness is often lacking. Where there is a lack of kindness, there is a lack of transformative love. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are if your character and fruit are immature. How is it that we demonstrate His joy in service and laugh until our hearts are full but just minutes earlier shun someone in line waiting to get in service, give judging and haughty looks under the guise of discernment, give way to jealousy and territorial spirits? Why do we think we are better than others, why do we think we deserve closer proximity to ministers, why do we think we deserve more than someone else when we come into the House of the Lord? We are supposed to be among brothers and sisters in Christ – and if this is how you treat a sibling, you must be an orphan because in God’s Kingdom there is always enough.

The Church systems are still like the worlds. And if we continue to let this type of narcissistic attitude go unckecked, we will not change and further reproduce unruly and entitled sons and daughters regardless of age. Ministers, some of your leadership are smiling and praising you to your face while rude and insensitive to those around them. This isn’t for your protection, it’s rejection of Gods created.

This correction is critical as we rebuild the new model of the church and it’s growth. All of us within the Body need to take responsibility and cease from making excuses for the behavior of ourselves & others; it’s not ‘just the way they are’ or only their personality – it’s a character issue. To be a true disciple, we must also walk in discipline. The Lord disciplines those He loves – because there is a more excellent way. 🤍

“By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].”
‭‭John‬ ‭13:35‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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Loving Our Enemy

We are seeing a lot of unrest in the nations, there are poor and even evil choices being made across the global board by those in leadership – it seems as if there’s no escaping it. However, even in our anger, sadness or even ‘prophetic decrees’ it’s important to remember that it is not the person who is our enemy.

People are never your enemy because people are made in the image of God. It is the spirit they have allowed to rule them you are witnessing and thereby deciding for or against, drawing boundary lines, etc. The greatest love is when we don’t agree with these individuals but because we know Who paid the price for their eternal freedom, we walk in love toward them. They don’t hate you, they hate Christ in you. Loving our enemies doesn’t mean allowing them to abuse us, and putting our safety at risk as much as it is knowing Jesus paid the price for their lives to receive them as His inheritance. When we adopt this mindset, our approach toward them moves from one of defense to offense as we see them rightly through God’s eyes. The true enemy are the spirits of the world that control them.

““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:43-48‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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“Cross My Heart”

I asked the Lord to speak to me, and He put this song in my heart. He’s the best “confirmation”; the Name above every name, the Word made flesh, the very Spirit of prophecy, He is Truth and all we’ll ever need!

Every time I read or sing the lyrics, ‘Just to rest upon His promise,’ I see a picture of a face resting on His heart. A sweet reminder that’s where He wants us, resting upon His heart and loving Him well. Surrender … trust… love … be still and know the promises are safe within the most faithful One who keeps them with all His heart.

“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, Thus saith the Lord.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him,
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er,
Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more.”

🙇🏼‍♀️🤍

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Whom shall I fear?

What can you fear when your eyes are gazing upon the One you love? Your reverence of Him, (fear of the Lord) is the beginning of wisdom, and that wisdom leads to covenant love. Within this covenant is a promise that you can not be forgotten or left behind. Who can hold you captive, when you are captivated by Love?

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭10:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; My cup overflows.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Love In Obedience Is Heaven’s Success

The greatest gift you could give the Lord in 2022 (and forever will be) is your heart. We love the Lord with a devoted heart to Him through our obedience, as Jesus said, “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.” John‬ ‭14:15‬ ‭AMP‬‬.

Success in Heaven is measured by having lived a life of obedience to the Lord on earth. “So, beloved, since you are looking forward to these things, be diligent and make every effort to be found by Him [at His return] spotless and blameless, in peace [that is, inwardly calm with a sense of spiritual well-being and confidence, having lived a life of obedience to Him].” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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It’s Time To Move Closer

The full measure of the goodness of God can only be experienced while remaining in covenant with Him, and faithfulness in covenant is the key to lasting oneness with Him. You must cherish the Lord’s heart also; it is good for you to draw near to Him that you may first know Him, and then tell of His glorious works.

It is time for you to get your own oil, time for your own personal experience with Him. I see for some that you have had many personal experiences but have become satisfied with the distant flames of others. Second hand experiences and encounters are encouraging to hear and can build our faith, though I believe the Lord is asking for more – particularly in this hour. The Lord is asking more from each one of us, leading us into a greater depth of commitment and maturity. For some your fire in the camp has gone out and you continue to try and relight the fire and you are perplexed why you can not start the fire but the Lord would say it is time to move. Keep climbing higher up the mountian of the Lord, the Spirit will lead you and He will come closer still. 🔥

“But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God; I have made the Lord God my refuge and placed my trust in Him, that I may tell of all Your works.” Psalm 73:28

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