Open the Scriptures and let them prophecy to you ; “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7 NKJV
IN THE SPIRIT, THE NEW BEGINNING IS HERE; ITS TIME TO ADVANCE, CONQUER AND OCCUPY!
I keep hearing THRESHOLD in my spirit this morning. “A threshold is what you step across when you enter a room. A threshold takes you from one place into another, and when you’re about to start something new, you’re also on a threshold.”
“Arise and thresh, O Daughter of Zion! For I will make your horn iron And I will make your hoofs bronze; That you may beat many peoples in pieces [trampling down your enemies], That you may devote to the Lord their unjust gain (pagan possessions) And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.” Micah 4:13 AMP
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN CONTENDING IN THIS SHIFT, ADVANCE, CONQUER, OCCUPY!
Many people wonder why “the call on their life” is not being fulfilled but a fulfilled call begins with Christ making us holy. As the global body we need to rise in maturity, strap up and put our boots on. We must humbly ask the Father the difficult questions about our lives. Scripture writes that God does not change, He is faithful, and that Jesus will fulfill the call over us by making us holy. I believe one of the main reasons we don’t see destiny fulfilled is because the person has not yielded to the work of the Lord; they run from refiners fire, try to escape testing, avoid pruning and the like. Holiness is a requirement to fulfill the call in consecrated devotion, however holiness is not on your terms nor can you make yourself holy. “Now May the God of peace sanctify you”, His peace is found in the yielding and in the surrender. He is the potter, we are the clay. He is calling us higher friends, there is so much more though it requires a surrendered heart, will you trust Him and place your life in His hands?
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own].” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 AMP
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
A first fruits harvest from a first fruits offering is resurrection life. To the degree you are willing to die is the degree of resurrection power that will flow through you. A first fruits offering in scripture symbolizes consecration of all the rest of the harvest to follow, the word in Greek is aparkhay, the same origin of aparchomai “to make a beginning”.
Jesus gave Himself as a firstfruit offering for all of humanity, and all of humanity has opportunity to experience this resurrection life and power. Jesus consecrated us (the harvest that follows Him) from our sins through His shed blood, and made a new beginning for humanity!
Your experience is your choice, it is a matter of personal will. You can have the fullness of Christ without measure to the measure you allow His life to work through you, bearing your cross like Him. Follow Him. If you want the power of God you will yield to death; this is where you are unified with Him, empowered, and experience His resurrection life.
This death is not morbid, Jesus said it was the joy set before Him that He endured the cross. The joy of our faces, the joy of knowing there would be a way from eternal separation from His beloved. A joy that enabled Him to complete this plan of redemption, making a new destiny for mankind He would purchase back His Bride with His innocent blood. Though self denial and loss can be painful, nothing compares to the price that was already paid. It is the joy set before us to also endure and take up our cross to be in union with Him. For in His presence is the fullness of joy … pleasures forevermore.
IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING
“What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect! All your promises have proven true.
What a secure shelter for all those
who turn to hide themselves in you!
You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me.
Could there be any other god like you?
You are the only God to be worshiped,
for there is not a more secure foundation
to build my life upon than you.
You have wrapped me in power,
and now you’ve shared with me your perfection.
Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you.” Psalms 18: 30-33 TPT
“This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!””
Romans 1:17 TPT
Faith is so contrary to the natural that NOT walking in faith will cause you to stumble. Read that again! Not walking in faith will actually cause you to stumble!
“So then, what does all this mean? Here’s the irony: The non-Jewish people, who weren’t even pursuing righteousness, were the ones who seized it—a perfect righteousness that is transferred by faith. Yet Israel, even though pursuing a legal righteousness, did not attain to it. And why was that? Because they did not pursue the path of faith but insisted on pursuing righteousness by works, as if it could be seized another way. They were offended by the means of obtaining it and stumbled over the stumbling stone [Jesus], just as it is written: “Be careful! I am setting in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble, a rock of offense that will make them fall, but believers in him will not experience shame.””
Romans 9:30-33 TPT
This is why the pure in heart see God, because children are pure (mostly unattached to the patterns of this world in heart and mind) and we must be childlike in this way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Faith unlocks what can be seen in the Spirit, our true reality. Ask for eyes to see, discern, and comprehend behind the veil.
“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 4:17-18 AMP
If you are feeling weak and unsure how to strengthen you faith, start with scripture. Even if it’s just one. Faith is more tangible than you think or know. It’s an actual substance. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 NKJV
“Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One.”
Romans 10:17 TPT – this is an actual response of our heart to Scripture.
Bless you today!
[This was written and released one year ago today, September 20, 2020 – sometimes messages need to be heard repeatedly, especially prophetic words. They are like hammers chiseling away stone.]
If we fail to call a spade a spade – what then shall we call it? Compromise. Falling short of the promise. Prepare your heart… the divide is coming.
I’ve been writing and sharing on this for awhile but I’m going to herald again as I believe we are nearer still to seeing The Lord move amongst us as Righteous Judge. To Judge means to decide for or against. We need the The Lord to come as righteous Judge and declare, “Yes I am for this, No I am not for this”. We have long misunderstood judgment but it is actually a good thing! It is His goodness that leads us to repent. To repent means to turn and change your thinking and be restored to the pent house – ‘the higher way of thinking’. The fire in His eyes is jealous love for YOU! Prepare your hearts believers- it starts with us!
A month ago I had a week of continuous dreams of Jezebel, the leviathan and the snake present in the church which I shared with you. This morning I had a vision and I saw the skin of the snake divided right down the middle of its back – it did not shed off but came off because of the split as with a sword cut it open and out came a bare skinless snake exposed. The Lord is exposing the snakes; the belief systems, ideologies, and ways we have falsely partnered with lies whether it was knowing or unknowing.
There will be a divide over our beliefs and our thinking in the Church body (the separation of wheat and tares). Ask the Lord to reveal truth to you, there is no side but God. If any of us lacks wisdom He will give it to us liberally!
“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.” Hebrews 4:12 AMP.
Be encouraged, it is through righteous judgment and repentance we are actually redeemed and reconnected to the promise. Ironically, the divide will unify.
“If you suffer for being a Christian, don’t consider it a disgrace but a privilege. Glorify God because you carry the Anointed One’s name. For the time is ripe for judgment to begin in God’s own household. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who refuse to obey the gospel of God? And: If the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the wicked and godless? So then, those who suffer for following God’s will should enfold their lives into the Creator, who will never fail them, and continue to always do what is right.”
1 Peter 4:16-19 TPT
America has sat down at the table where she dines on crumbs because she was told it was a feast. Deceived she believed the stale was fresh and called it good.
It has been declared the war is over however the war is just beginning. The Lord has long been sounding this alarm, but few have chosen to listen!
Last night the Holy Spirit woke me up at 2:32 a.m. and I heard “It’s a sad day for the Church if they don’t wake up”. The time stamp on hearing this is 2:32 a.m. and believe Joel 2:32 is the coinciding scripture.
“And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the Lord calls. [Acts 2:17-21; Rom. 10:13.]” Joel 2:32 AMPC
The Lord has been repeatedly calling the Church to arise and awaken, but many are still yet sleeping.
“For this reason He says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.”” Ephesians 5:14 AMP
Prophecy with me to the American and Global Church; Awake from your slumber! Arise from your grave! Awaken and feed on the Bread of His Presence! Let the glory of the risen Lord shine upon you, may His light of Truth enter you and give you vision to see rightly. Rise up in Christ’s strength and power and allow Him to sustain you! He is your peace! He is your victory for He has overcome!
“If only I could show everyone this passionate desire I have for you. If only I could express it fully, no matter who was watching me, without shame or embarrassment.”
Song of Songs 8:1 TPT
Recently the Lord was showing me the connection of the lovesick Bride in Song of Solomon with the full expression of devotion seen in Mary of Bethany. Spikenard is the perfume that Mary poured over Jesus’ head and used to anoint His feet. Mary’s worship was a sign and act of extreme devotion and very costly offering, likely equating to a years wages (Mark 14, John 12). Spikenard is also mentioned in Song of Solomon, “As the king surrounded me at his table, the sweet fragrance of spikenard awakened the night.” Song of Songs 1:12 TPT & “While the king sits at his table [she said], my spikenard [my absent lover] sends forth [his] fragrance [over me].” Song of Solomon 1:12 AMPC. It is also later mentioned as an exquisite aroma within the Bride’s inner garden (her inner chamber / heart) that she prepared and stored for her Bridegroom King (4:13,14)
The Hebrew root word for Spikenard means to “shine” or “light up” as in a reflecting light. The light of the moon is reflected light from the sun, and is most brightly seen in the darkest hours of night. I find the parallels intriguing in that Mary anointed Jesus (the Bridegroom) just prior to the most difficult and darkest hours He and His followers would face, and He was the Light that overcame darkness. Perhaps prophetically the extravagant offering of spikenard “reflected light” was an aroma Jesus remembered while praying in the garden – for His Bride He drank that cup, knowing without enduring the cross He would never be in union with her and she could not fully reflect Him.
Jesus left this earth declaring He had to prepare a place for us (His Bride) just as it was in Jewish culture. Secondly in Jewish culture the time between the betrothal and the wedding was usually around one year, and significant to note it was one years wages Mary gave to Jesus in fragrant perfume – the perfume that prepared Him for the burial that would bring us life. It was customary the bridegroom could appear at anytime, day or night to his betrothed announcing the long awaited wedding ceremony had finally come. The timing was was a decision made by the father of the bridegroom, so the bride needed to be prepared. Once announced the bride and her bridesmaids would follow the bridegroom back to his fathers house. This coincides with the Ten Virgins parable in Matthew 25, and in the parable it was at midnight also known as the darkest hour when the Bridegroom’s voice was heard.
Extreme devotion will be a necessity in the Church as we prepare for the Lord’s return, however the fragrance of devotion so pleasing it will draw the heart of the Lord nearer still. This will be a time we must “count the cost”, though like Mary, Jesus said the memory of what she had offered to Him would be told throughout the world whenever the Gospel was proclaimed. As devoted lovers become more impassioned, this will cause another increase in the separation of wheat and tares in the Body, as this extreme devotion will agitate the hearts of the impure just as Judas was indignant over Mary’s extravagant offering. Despite accusers and many who will not understand this costly pure fiery love, the Bride will reflect His Light and increase in our longing and desire for Oneness with Him until His Glory covers the earth. Lovesick from the Bridegroom’s fragrant presence, we will reflect Him and become like Him with His fragrance and fruit stored within as a sacred gift.
This is a new season of “Longing”; we will grow here and plant by the river banks that run deep and wide, we are forging new rivers of worship and cleansing others that lead to the mountain of our God. There will be many assignments and seasons of change, but The New Longing will be one that will remain, a season that will be sustained by devoted love where we will mature and purify the Bride together until that long awaited day when the Father leans in with a smile that spans the heavens and whispers “Son, she has made herself ready”.