Dailies On The Vine

I should not think it is the unbeliever who resists revival inasmuch as it is the religious person.

It is the control, jealously, pride and manipulation that we have continued to tolerate in our own Houses that are blockers to the move of the Spirit.

“But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent [to change her inner self and her sinful way of thinking], but she has no desire to repent of her immorality and refuses to do so.” Revelation 2:20,21

I pray we would become a Body who does not know or tolerate “the depths of Satan” (Rev 2:24); a Body who is not afraid to address and cut off that which chokes the breath from the Lord’s Church.

[I presume the graphics I created may offend some, but there is a reason why art was once used to reform culture, lead by Christians at that].

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Prophetic Scripting

The Coming Antichrist and Sword

A Warning Dream and Vision

This morning 1.18.23 I had a warning dream that parallels with a message the Lord has already been forming, that I have been waiting to release. In the dream the Antichrist was just divorced by the true covenant Bride. The true Bride would call him a Pharisee and immediately Jezebel brought him another bride. This secondary bride was in preparation for marriage to her true Bridegroom, though was brought to the Antichrist prematurely through control, manipulation, and money.

The Antichrist’s profession was an “actor” and his hearts desires were attached to performance and producing (illegitimately). Producing in and of itself isn’t wrong, it was the heart and motive in this Antichrist, in other words symbolically what he professed was a pretend. He shifted the blame on the true covenant Bride and accused her for calling him a Pharisee though this was the truth. The covenant Bride’s name in the dream means “pure”, “a bodily purging”, from the Greek “pure, clear of dirt, clean, spotless; open, free; clear of shame or guilt; purified”. The Bridegroom’s name in the dream symbolizes a type of Christ and means “one who heals”, “save, we pray”. Additionally the secondary bride that was brought in was still in process while she was preparing for her true Bridegroom, she represented many in the body of Christ. She was taken away PREMATURELY by Jezebel who posed as a “mother” to her and brought her before this false bridegroom to an arranged marriage. While this second bride was in the middle of preparing, she was led away only wearing the sheer slip to her bridal gown that revealed her nakedness underneath as she had no undergarments on. Her gown was very low cut and even she knew it revealed too much, she was waiting to be properly clothed, knowing that somehow the longer she waited the right clothing would be made available.

After Jezebel took her from this place of preparation and before she was taken to the arranged marriage she spoke to other women in silly embarrassment that she was exposed, however she did not know where she was being led, so the cost of her embarrassment was not high. It was too late to go back to get her gown and she was totally exposed. This represents her heart, as a deep v-neck reveals the heart, though she could not even hide at this point her shame or nakedness. In the next scene Jezebel cut her a deal on rent, making it seem like because she was “blood” she was favored, making the cost of her living next to nothing (devaluing her life). Then in the following scene she sat across from this Antichrist, and could not even look at him at first, saddened by what she had lost. I sensed she did not want this to happen, though felt out of control (underneath Jezebels thumb).. She knew this wasn’t her true bridegroom and one she loved, though felt forced into the compromised relationship deceived into thinking her betrothed Bridegroom wouldn’t come for her.

This Antichrist bridegroom was not humble, though posed as being such through a victim mentality – a narcissist, gas lighter, etc. His face appeared beautiful and bright and his eyes were light, but I knew his eyes were meant to be brown representing humility and his face represented a false Angel of light. He was likened to me through a person I know, and represented a likeness of him and his name; but was not in true covenant like the person in reality is.

This is the most important part of this message / interpretation: the Antichrist will be a man of religion controlled by Jezebel. I repeat, the Antichrist will be raised to be a man of religion. He will replicate healing, and the works of Jesus, he will have “life” and charisma, and he will believe in himself. He will accuse the true Bride yet try to pose as Holy One himself. He will aim to make a name for himself, He will look like Christ though his character will be contrary. He will seem humble to many, when it is actually a victim spirit dancing with pride and narcissism . It will be very difficult to determine the difference until his soul is revealed.

The Church’s coming war will be with the covenant keepers of the spirit of religion and the spirit of Jezebel. The enemy is aware of the word that says a house divided cannot stand. He has blasphemed the Name of the Lord, while Jezebel is in bed with her son, the Antichrist. The unholy of unholy unions indeed! The enemy is bringing division to the true Bride to thwart her union with Christ. And at the same time the Hand of the Lord is also dividing and exposing those who are hiding in His house whose allegiance is to the Antichrist; the posers, players and actors.

Another repeated message I’ve continued to share, though this is what the Lord is highlighting; The great separation that is coming is within the Global Bride. Sheep and goats both call upon the name of the Lord. Wheat and tares look exactly alike until they are broken open. This is the season of the Threshing Floor, a time for the true covenant Bride to war for her own, plunder what was stolen, working together with the Lord while He separates and deals with the impostors. “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. The greatest wealth to the Lord here on this earth is one’s soul. Our hearts are the wealth of nations!

Pray for mercy, that our eyes be not deceived! As a global Body we are coming near an intersection and tipping point where once we have crossed we will not be able to return back. The enemies plan is to intercept the Bride’s destiny by alluring her away before she is prepared. The enemy prowls like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, and his target is the unprepared, immature Bride! Chose this day whom you will serve. You will be in covenant with an idol or in covenant with the Creator. There is a line. You must choose one side or the other.

You will wait for the promised coming Bridegroom or you will bow to Jezebel and her rule. You will forfeit destiny for profit. You will exchange intimacy for looks and appearance. You will bow to idols or bow to the Lord. No more protective covering, no more holy covenant relationship, no freedom in the Spirit. Naked and exposed and forsaken you will be. Choose! You must choose whom you will serve this day!

The Coming Storm and Sword

On Friday December, 30 2022 I was asking the Lord if He had anything else to say to me for the coming year. I was standing alone outside in my uncle’s backyard overlooking many acres of woods. Then out from a dramatic scene of very low hovering storm clouds in the natural I saw in the Spirit a giant sword come down from the cloud, and I heard, “joints and marrow”. Immediately I knew this meant yet another separation was underway as Hebrews 4:12 was quickened to me. “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.

In concurrence with what I personally experienced as a forerunner last year, what the Lord has already spoken to me about storms, I believe we will see physical storms including shortages this coming year that will effect us in the natural. However, there is nothing to fear because your reality will be determined by your mind-set. Out of the midst of those storms, which are The Lord, we will see His sword judging the very thoughts and attitudes of our heart. He is completely disjointing what does not belong in and on His Body and it will feel like the most furious storm, however it will be the Lord. He would rather grow a new leg than defile the whole body – so to speak. He is exposing the marrow, which is the very inside of the bone. Symbolically He is exposing and testing our greatest strength or weakness, many of you will be tested beyond what you think you can endure, and His grace will be sufficient for you, you will not break if you remain in Him and deeply abide in His presence. This is both on a corporate and personal level. He is exposing the thoughts and intentions of the heart to prepare us for His Holy habitation.

The Lord would say, “You want revival? Then make my House holy!”. The Lord does not abide in mixture. Who we truly are in our heart is being exposed, no one can hide from the Hand of the Lord. We must first declare He is holy, before His glory will fill the earth. The burning is for cleansing and new growth, the winds for change and separation, the fires for purification – that we may be so honored to see and behold the Lord. “And one called out to another, saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is filled with His glory.” And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, and the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, “Woe is me! For I am ruined, Because I am a man of [ceremonially] unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”” Isaiah 6:3-5 AMP. He is making us holy so we may be able to stand before Him, pure and blameless. We are being threshed (cracked open) for the threshold (point of entrance) of His glory. “And the Lord spoke to the man (seventh angel) clothed in linen and said, “Go between the whirling wheels under the cherubim; fill your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim and scatter them over the city.” And he entered as I watched. Now the cherubim were standing on the right side of the temple when the man entered; and a cloud [the Shekinah glory of God] filled the inner courtyard. Then the glory and brilliance of the Lord moved upward from the cherubim to [rest over] the threshold of the temple; and the temple was filled with the cloud and the courtyard was filled with the brightness of the Lord’s glory.”Ezekiel 10:2-4 AMP.

All the prophetic words and “insights” for the new year regardless of the messenger are meaningless if you do not KNOW Him; the Christ, Himself the TRUE BRIDEGROOM KING.

He is a PERSON.

Jesus is not a platform.
He is not a formula.
He is not a means of transport.
He is not a product.
He is NOT FOR SALE.

He is not to be “trafficked”. Slavery exists with the highest bid in the bedroom, popularly known as Human Trafficking, where destiny’s are sold like the immature bride in preparation, prearranged for rendezvous and revenue. Though have you considered Jesus trafficking? Do we not use Him just the same? Forsaking true intimacy for profit. Are we like-minded in Christ or are we “anti” (opposite of) Christ?

He is a person.
He has a name.
He has a voice.

This is my prophetic word for the new year. Steward what the Lord gave you last year, the year before and before that. Do not merely consume, but chew thoroughly. Milk is for consumption and meat is for chewing. It is time to grow up Body of Christ lest we fall prey to the devices of the enemy. Divorce the idols before they hunt you like prey. “Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen. For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of God’s word [from the beginning], and you have come to be continually in need of milk, not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is [doctrinally inexperienced and] unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a spiritual infant. But solid food is for the [spiritually] mature, whose senses are trained by practice to distinguish between what is morally good and what is evil.” Hebrews 5:11-14 AMP

John the Baptist had one message on repeat; “repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”. This prophetic call was founded in Beloved Identity, as he had the revelation of Jesus as Bridegroom King. This one message was “good enough” to list John as one of the greatest prophets, the forerunner of Christ. “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist;” Matthew 11:11.

This is the same message needed to prepare the way for our coming King’s return. Change your mind and come up higher. Return to your first love. The Bridegroom is coming again, will you be ready?

The Spirit of the Lord said to me, “Just as the Lord is coming quickly for His Bride, so the enemy is coming quickly for his.” The enemy desires to sift you like wheat because he is after your soul. The enemy is patient in his waiting on the threshing floor, mirroring the ways of the Lord. So as it was where Ruth made her heart vulnerable to Boaz on the threshing floor, symbolically the enemy will take the separated tare from the wheat as his own. The name Boaz means “quickly” a type of Christ who has redeemed His Bride and will come quickly for her, “like a thief in the night”, and so the enemy waits to make covenant with those who in a different application are vulnerable, and separated from the Lord.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT

“Likewise, you younger men [of lesser rank and experience], be subject to your elders [seek their counsel]; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [tie on the servant’s apron], for God is opposed to the proud [the disdainful, the presumptuous, and He defeats them], but He gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.] 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].” 1 Peter 5:5-10 AMP.

All hands on deck, gowns and boots ready! We are entering a greater time of militancy and must assist the Lord. As we are becoming for Him, we also must lift others up into growth and maturity. As lovers and fighters, we must now engage in working for the Lord!

And in heeding to my own words, here is the Word of the Lord I released for 2022 on First Love https://ablazeglobalproductions.com/2021/12/31/restore-the-spark-a-call-to-return-to-first-love/

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Prophetic Scripting

THE RISE OF THE ELISHA PROPHETS

“Get ready for the rise of the Elisha prophets”. A word I was going to release sometime over a year ago, and did not even though I know what I heard in the Spirit to be true. I waited, and waited; I watched, heard, and experienced to understand that everything that had come against them to keep them from their mantle – the forces to accuse, suppress, cause delay and all they wrestled under has now forged a most vehement flame in them. This flame will consume every naysayer that comes against the will of the Lord. They are PURE, hungry and allegiant prophets who are confidently driven by the love and fear of the Lord. They distain all that hinders the way and truth of God, zeal for His House consumes them and this HOLY passion will tear down every religious system and principality.

The fire is coming. Get ready! The earth will know God will not be mocked! These Elisha prophets have faithfully endured testing and have paid the price for Elijah’s mantle. Do you not know these are the ones who will run in the earth in these last hours to crush the high places? These are the promised mature sons and daughters ~ the restored ones who will not walk but run preparing the way for the Lord. They help cleanse the land from territorial spirits that cause barrenness and others alike – These are the final torch bearers. The Elisha prophets are deliverers and restorers, they are wild lovers and fierce warriors. They clear the way for labor and safe delivery, “the harvest is ripe and laborers are few” – but they work unto the harvest – it is in the meaning of their name; Elisha : God is Salvation. There is no fear of man left in them. They have trained and prepared for war. They hold the final blueprint and revelation for the coming of the Lord.

Religion sat on its lofty mountain and accused our Savior, nailing Him to Calvary’s cross but these Elisha’s will run atop these same mountains working together under the authority of Christ to crush the snakes that once bruised His heel. Their agreement with the Lord to accomplish His plans has made them the fiercest warrior bride tribe. Unstoppable, they ascend and descend during these final battles, seated with the Christ the Son, kinship so devoted they are with Him when He leaves His throne – the final watchmen who will herald, “look now, we see Him coming, prepare the way of the Lord!” They are more than times and seasons prophets, they ARE the season. Living signs, living wonders, living testimonies, living convictions. They are not who you think they are, for while the Church was raising up their chosen to make their prophets the Lord was breaking His.

Get ready! The fire is coming!

ELISHA SUCCEEDS ELIJAH

“When the sons of the prophets who were [watching] opposite at Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him [in respect]. Then they said to Elisha, “Behold now, there are among your servants fifty strong men; please let them go and search for your master. It may be that the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “You shall not send anyone.” But when they urged him until he was embarrassed [to refuse them], he said, “Send them.” So they sent fifty men, and they searched for three days but did not find Elijah. They returned to Elisha while he was staying at Jericho; and he said to them, “Did I not tell you, ‘Do not go’?” Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Look, this city is in a pleasant place, as my Lord [Elisha] sees; but the water is bad and the land is barren.” He said, “Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then Elisha went to the spring of water and threw the salt in it and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I [not the salt] have purified and healed these waters; there shall no longer be death or barrenness because of it.’ ” So the waters have been purified to this day, in accordance with the word spoken by Elisha. Then Elisha went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, young boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” When he turned around and looked at them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore to pieces forty-two of the boys. Elisha went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.” 2 Kings 2:15-25 AMP

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Dailies On The Vine

Guarding The Garden

The Lord is jealous for you. ❤️‍🔥

He moves quickly to be with the one He loves and those who love Him.

His fire burns the treads of any trespassers, and like Eden His fire guards His garden, your heart and home for Him.

This is a time when He is increasingly removing all that hinders love. The removal may seem “unloving” to some, though be not mistaken – it is holy jealous love that commands the expulsion.

“It will no longer be said of you [Judah], “Azubah (Abandoned),” Nor will it any longer be said of your land, “Shemamah (Desolate)”; But you will be called, “Hephzibah (My Delight is in Her),” And your land, “Married”; For the LORD delights in you, And to Him your land will be married [owned and protected by the LORD].” Isaiah 62:4

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Dailies On The Vine

Waiting Expectantly

Today I want to encourage you to believe in the goodness of God! Who is like the Lord?! You can not separate good from God, it is who He is. We must believe His heart and affections are toward us. HE WILL DO IT, HE WILL PERFORM THE WORD IN YOU. Your only true hope is in Him; keep watching, looking, and waiting for Him. He will come through!

EXPECT’ANT, a. Waiting; looking for. n. One who expects; one who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by his belief or hope of receiving some good

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Beloved (yadiyad)

True lovers will never apologize for their devoted love.

“I am fully devoted to my beloved, and my beloved is fully devoted to me.”
‭‭Song of Songs‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Beloved in Hebrew is the word, yadiyad, which means “hand in hand”. Pure burning devoted hearts are not apologetic for their adoration, their unity (hand in hand) sets them apart. There is a longing to be together, and when separated from the holy burning flames, there is a fatal risk of a heart becoming cold.

“[She proudly said] I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me! [John 10:28.]” ‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“For I,’ says the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’ ” Zechariah 2:5 NKJV

“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

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Dailies On The Vine

Seated and Secure, One with the Son

Secure with the Beloved, our confidence is drawn from Him. To be lowly is to trust in Him, not ourselves. This seat of humility and honor we abide in oneness with Him; we love Him, commune with Him, we live and move and do all that He asks. His love, His will, His plans, His decrees, His authority releases through the yielded vessel as they remain in Him.

Would the Father leave the Son? No, they are one. Jesus the Word made flesh now lives in you, the Spirit testifies to that Word whom is Christ in you the hope of glory. You can do all things in Him so how could the Father leave when the Son now lives in you? No never, He watches over His Son, His Word in you to perform it. When you are one with the Word, all that it has formed will be accomplished through you. This is how you live out “perfect will” of God, through oneness with the Son.

You are seated with the Son, and you live out these heavenly realities through revelation of the Word. “But God–so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. [Exod. 14:19, 20; Isa. 52:12.]” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:8‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

He is the LIFE you have always wanted

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Prophetic Scripting

SHEEP AND GOATS

It has been months ago now I heard in the Spirit “litmus test” more than once. I didn’t understand it at first but soon came to realize the Lord was sending me on assignment and teaching me even through my own suffering, allowing me to see the condition of the Body as a whole. Over a period of about four months through various trials, circumstances, encounters, and mostly through the way others responded to me He was showing me “where the Body was at” so to speak through the litmus tests.

The Lord has been teaching me shepherding through Shepherding me, because a shepherd knows their flock. Our great Shepherd leads with both rod and staff, this is a pivotal time in history and the Body needs both love and correction. Through humbling me in my own life, He showed more than I ever wanted to know – while crushed speechless so I couldn’t boast in what He was sharing with me. This is just a very small impression of the overall dynamic that was laying on me heavy last night – which I hope is perceived through the contrition of my heart, not in judgment or anger.

Last night I went to sleep feeling the grief of the Lord, particularly over how Christian’s within the Church body treat one another. The below scripture came to mind as I said aloud we are hurting His heart. I awoke early to hear the Lord speak in my spirit for a long while regarding.

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:40‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

When did I think I was better than you Lord?

When did I slander your name Lord?

When did I exalt myself over You, Lord?

When was I excluding You from “my group”, Lord?

When did I cut in front of You, Lord?

When did I tell lies and spread rumors about You, Lord?

When did I look down on You, Lord?

When did I compete with you Lord?

When did I judge you, Lord?

When did I accuse you, Lord?

When did I try and “block” You, Lord?

When did I act like I was more gifted than You, Lord?

When did I say I deserved Your seat, Lord?

When did I say I owned a position in Your house, Lord?

When did I pretend to serve You in humility, Lord?

When did I pretend to love You, Lord?

When?

“And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me. [Prov. 19:17.]” Matthew‬ ‭25:40‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

The least of men according to our own estimations….

Why are the sheep acting like goats? One reason is the Church has exchanged discipline for the discipleship of the spirit of the world, and Babylon still longs for her.

The Church is lagging behind in immaturity living beneath her calling, the Lord is patient but He is also Holy, and His heart is grieved. There is much work to be done, and it’s time to grow and mature. How do we expect to steward mass harvest when we are still cutting down our own, fighting for position or seeking our own glory … all in His Name? Oh how this burdens His heart!

Sheep, goats, wheat, tares; what’s the difference you ask? Fruit. We are judged by God and separated by fruit.

Are we houses of healing or houses of hurt? No longer can the two streams coincide together. If we hurt people in thought, judgments, words, actions – we are hurting the Lord Jesus in thoughts, we are judging Him, we condemn ourselves by condemning others with our mouths, and the action is just a mere reality of wickedness in our hearts – the very place we boast He has a home.

Litmus test is defined by Webster’s dictionary, “something (such as an opinion about a political or moral issue) that is used to make a judgment about whether someone or something is acceptable”. The Lord loves us more than we could ever imagine and equally He is just and righteous deciding what He is for and what He is against. It is maturity to embrace, welcome and even ask for pruning. You are loved by God when you are disciplined by Him. Get in the fire before it consumes you. Yield and prefer the Holy Flame! Judge yourself so you will not be judged.

Father, forgive us. Holy Spirit convict us. Jesus change us.

“Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.”
‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Spirit move upon us, burn away the chaff, and burn our hearts with holy devotion unto Your Name! Make us a people who truly fear Your Name and keep Your commandments. If we love you, we will obey. Your sheep hear Your Voice and the voices of strangers they do not follow. Guardian of our soul keep us for you!

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His Majesty

Earlier last week while driving I saw a license plate that stood out to me, spelling the word WAX. Immediately I thought of the verse “The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory and brilliance.” Psalms‬ ‭97:5-6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

As I leaned in to ponder this wonder, I then felt the humility of the Mountain, lowering itself before it’s Creator. I think often we see the spiritual symbolism of mountains and equate obstacles. And while all obstacles will be removed for all peoples to see the glory and brilliance of the Lord, I found this new impression particularly beautiful. All of creation, from micro to macro yields itself to their Creator – the Father of all life.

I’ve always been drawn to mountains and their magnificence. The word itself was in my first email address and ministry name. When living in Colorado I never took for granted the splendid sights of their glorious range, whether I was driving from afar or hiking and adventuring to her peaks – long before I ever lived there the concept of ‘The Mountains’ was always “home”. The “High Country” regardless of state or nation has my heart. I came to understand at an early age there was something beyond the grandeur of their outer appearance – because even as displayed in the Word of God, the Mountain was a holy place. Moses encountered the glory of God and spoke with The I Am atop Mt. Sinai, The Ark landed atop Mt. Ararat with Noah and his family after the flood (8 persons, the number 8 representative of a new beginning; this new beginning for humanity lended itself symbolic of the new covenant and mountain top experience intended for man), Jesus was miraculously transformed on the Mount of Transfiguration as He was praying, physically changing His appearance and clothing and both Moses and Elijah appeared to speak with Him. And so for me, the Mountains have symbolized closeness and communion with the Lord. “A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” Psalm 125:1 NKJV

“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.” Psalm 50:2 NKJV. The Mountains melt like wax because though majestic, they are but a footstool for His Majesty. As a bee uses wax to construct their honeycomb, so does the Mountain melt to reveal the splendor and sweetness of the Creator. At His voice we all shall bow low, where no thing can hinder the perfection of Beauty Himself. Jesus Christ, our Bridegroom King. What a wonder, what a Creator, that all things above and below yield their frame in sweet surrender to His Glory.

I pray my heart would burn ablaze with the song of Ascents upon my tongue, where my home is found in Him, forever abiding beholding His glorious face. If all of creation (not just humanity) can forever worship Him, so can I. May the fire in your eyes Jesus keep me enduring… I don’t want to look away from His Majesty.

“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah‬ ‭55:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“But I ask, Have they not heard? Indeed they have; [for the Scripture says] Their voice [that of nature bearing God’s message] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the far bounds of the world. [Ps. 19:4.]” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:18‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“THE HEAVENS declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. [Rom. 1:20, 21.]”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭19:1‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Dailies On The Vine

When the Church becomes a house of exclusivity, it becomes home to self-made kingdoms.

When the Church becomes a house of exclusivity, it becomes home to self-made kingdoms. This unfortunately, perpetuates idolatry “unaware”.

Many are familiar with the passage from Isaiah 22 known as The Valley Of Vision, as it is often quoted from verse 22, “And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭22:22‬ ‭AMPC‬‬.

However, if you read the chapter in it’s entirety, this is a changing of the guard verse. Earlier in the chapter the leaders in Jerusalem fled with the King, they saw breaches in wall of the city of David and tore down houses to provide themselves materials to expand the city wall. Additionally, Shebna who was a steward and in charge of the royal household was building himself a tomb worthy of a king. The Lord refers to Shebna as the shame of his masters house for his lack of humility and assuming a position that he wasn’t entitled to. Furthermore, he was attempting to affix himself in the foundation. “Come, go to this [contemptible] steward and treasurer, to Shebna, who is over the house [but who is presumptuous enough to be building himself a tomb among those of the mighty, a tomb worthy of a king], and say to him, What business have you here? And whom have you entombed here, that you have the right to hew out for yourself a tomb here? He hews out a sepulcher for himself on the height! He carves out a dwelling for himself in the rock!” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭22:15-16‬ ‭AMPC‬‬. The foundations are at risk, says the Lord!

Not all that is being built is from the Lord, and it may seem right to man, even those who are in leadership but the Lord will have His way. It’s better to yield to the Lord now than have it stripped away by Him. As written above, we may be taking from the security and provision of others (tearing down homes) to build what seems to be a stronger wall for the protection of all and/or ‘the greater good’, yet it is damaging to those within those fortified walls, aka The Body.

“Behold, the Lord will hurl you away violently, O you strong man; yes, He will take tight hold of you and He will surely cover you [with shame]. He will surely roll you up in a bundle [Shebna] and toss you like a ball into a large country; there you will die and there will be your splendid chariots, you disgrace to your master’s house! And I will thrust you from your office, and from your station will you be pulled down. And in that day I will call My servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. And I will clothe him with your robe and will bind your girdle on him and will commit your authority to his hand; he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open. And I will fasten him like a peg or nail in a firm place; and he will become a throne of honor and glory to his father’s house.” Isaiah‬ ‭22:17-23‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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