Dailies On The Vine

THE TWO DIVIDES

It is imperative we have discernment in this hour because there is both a holy and unholy division that has been taking place and will continue on into the future, and as believers we need to find ourselves on the right side of it.

The holy division separates cords that are attached to us that are preventing unity with the Lord, whether once approved by Him or never approved of, they are being removed in order to move forward in Him; people, things, relationships, jobs, belief’s, thoughts, patterns, etc. Another holy division is the separation of wheat and chaff, many are experiencing the intense cleansing under the fiery hand of the Lord, this is dealing with you, your fruit and heart alone. And yet another holy division is the separation in the Body, from the common unto the precious; in restoring the Levitical priesthood there is also removal of persons and appointing of persons.

However, the enemy knows a house divided can not stand. So he is working to bring division amongst the holy division. He does this with accusations, suspicions, pinning people against each other, offenses, lies, sowing discord, etc. He will twist even the holy-dividing work the Lord is attempting to accomplish in your life.

Pray for discernment, yield to the work of the Holy Spirit, test the spirits, and follow peace. Forgive quickly, and be lead by love. Always remember the Spirit world is our reality, not what we see with our natural eye.

“And if a house is divided (split into factions and rebelling) against itself, that house will not be able to last.” Mark‬ ‭3:25‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.” Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 NKJV

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 NKJV

I pray these words from the Apostle Paul will encourage you: “Yet, as God’s servants, we prove ourselves authentic in every way. For example: We have great endurance in hardships and in persecutions. We don’t lose courage in a time of stress and calamity. We’ve been beaten many times, imprisoned, and found ourselves in the midst of riots. We’ve endured many troubles, had sleepless nights, and gone hungry. We have proved ourselves by our lifestyles of purity, by our spiritual insights, by our patience, and by showing kindness, by the Spirit of holiness and by our uncritical love for you. We commend ourselves to you by our truthful teachings, by the power of God working through us, and with the mighty weapons of righteousness—a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true. We are unknown nobodies whom everyone knows. We are frequently at death’s door, yet here we are, still alive! We have been severely punished yet not executed. We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. We may be poor, yet we bestow great riches on many. We seem to have nothing, yet in reality we possess all things.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:4-10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Love & Blessings
Amy
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Honoring The Lord – by letting go

There are some of you, and particularly leaders in the Body who are holding onto relationships, people, things, etc that the Lord has told you to remove. I feel the weight and burden, that “you have no one else”. And for some you just can’t seem to place what you are sensing in the Spirit with the natural – it doesn’t look like anything is wrong. Better to have no one else, than an entire body be defiled. One of the greatest sources of defilement is coming from pride in worship. Better to deal with it, before the Lord deals with you for a lack of obedience.

I’m reminded of when I was a very young General Manager of a quick-serve restaurant. They hired me in and sent me to the store struggling the most. It was in a high-end area, though the store was performing very poorly – there were several reasons for the challenges however it was my job to problem solve. Employees who did not want to be retrained to meet the standard were let go, it was a long season of retraining and training and self sacrifice. If I didn’t have the labor dollars, I worked, because salary doesn’t count. I worked and worked well over what was “required” of me. There was one instance I worked over two days straight because we had a new rollout and I stayed through the night to re-dress the store and meet the deadline. Eventually the store was consistently maintained to standard; in cleanliness, with employees of excellent work ethic that I trusted, and we had become a well-oiled team. My personal sacrifice of time and even money, led to me achieving the number one GM in my district for three consecutive quarters. In what seemed to be a long season of self-sacrifice in the big picture led to reward rather quickly.

I attribute much of that success not from my ability in and of itself, though from my personal convictions and work ethic. I grew up serving my father and grandfather in a family business, and here I learned humbly by sweeping the floors beginning at age 11. As I grew in other positions in the Dry Cleaners, I would actually inspect the clean clothes before they were bagged and filed away on the line. Here I was as a teenager, putting red tape on missed spots, or wrinkles and sending them back if they didn’t meet standard. I of course took a healthy pride in what I was doing because it was a family business. The father’s standard of excellence became my standard. And it was the integrity of my heart and love for him, that allowed me to serve in this manner. And so it is with our Heavenly Father.

The Lord is looking for those who will uphold His standard, and be about His business. “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

In letting go, we honor the Lord. This is the humility He will bless. We know our hearts are completely His by our obedience, for if we love Him, we will obey. “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments.” John 14:15

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The Maturity of Faith

One of the greatest misconceptions we can have about faith, is if we have enough of it, we can pray and or believe our way out of anything.

While faith does help one to overcome, and is the very foundation of our salvation, it is not a magic potion for our own personal gain. When we falsely apply faith, we view trials as a source of mockery and shame, completely disregarding the words of the disciple James that are woven into the Scriptures. Pride wears a very gross disguise and even causes one to despise the very holy work the trials are sent to accomplish. The overcoming is not a bypassing of testing itself, the overcoming is in meeting with and surrending to the Overcomer…

Mature faith yields – not unto his own will or desire, though unto the Lord’s. Mature faith does not manipulate the Lord, it dies for the Lord!

“James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve [Hebrew] tribes [scattered abroad among the Gentiles] in the dispersion: Greetings (rejoice)! Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.” ‭‭James‬ ‭1:1-4‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“[You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:6-7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Feed on Faithfulness

Wise sheep feed on the Shepherd’s faithfulness

~ selah

Trust • Do Good • Dwell • Feed • Delight

“Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.” Psalm‬ ‭37:3-4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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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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FINDING THE TRUSTWORTHY

The “Judas spirit” will often show up right before your biggest breakthrough, destiny shifts, or other monumental moments in your life. It happened to Jesus too… Overcoming it looks much like Him as well; walk in love and humility, bless those who persecute you, turn the other cheek, focus on your mission, trust the Father, and die to self unto living a transformed life in resurrection power.

Through this adversity hearts and motives are exposed. Though there are varying levels of betrayal, this is important because the Lord will use it to reveal those who can not be in close communion (if any) with you any longer. Because they did not honor you, protect you, or believe in your calling, and they did not discern and respect the authority given to you they will not receive the inheritance of the Lord’s fruitful treasure in you. This will effect both the spiritual and natural realms. Covenant breaking is painful, and as cliche as it sounds, it truly is better now than later. It is a blessing to know who is among you and trustworthy – lest they spoil the entire treasury, the most important of which is in your heart.

Jesus, the One who already overcame is your defender, acquainted with this sorrow He cares for you, lay the burden of it upon Him. He understands broken communion, He was broken for you.

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“How blessed you are when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me!” Matthew 5:11 TPT

“So here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and measureless grace will strengthen you. He will watch over his devoted lovers, never letting them slip or be overthrown. He will send all my enemies to the pit of destruction. Murderers, liars, and betrayers will face an untimely death. My life’s hope and trust is in you, and you’ll never fail to rescue me!” Psalms 55:22-23 TPT

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PLEASING TO HIM

When our sole purpose and ambition is to please the Lord; our Savior, our King, our Master, our Friend, our Bridegroom; the integrity of one’s heart is governed by the pure driven intention to know Him. The more purely we are attached to this desire, the more our actions, purposes, goals, and motives will be rightly aligned. As humans in our fallen world we can be easily deceived into thinking we are virtuous through outward gifting, speech, knowledge, works and the like all ‘within the name of the Lord’ though few are honest with themselves to discern what is in their own heart. This is the difference of choosing to grow in maturity or not. Many are called, few are chosen. I want to be a chosen one! The narrow road requires great agility and focus, we must train and yield now, so when the time comes we are able follow where He leads no matter how slim the passage. The pathway to Zion is different for each of us, though none of us will reach the glory of her heights if our focus isn’t upon Him. This is a time He is weighing more heavily what is in our hearts by looking closely at our thoughts and motives. If we want increase, we must empty ourselves.

“Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and with Him], we are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. Therefore, being conscious of fearing the Lord with respect and reverence, we seek to win people over [to persuade them]. But what sort of persons we are is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood by God, and I hope that it is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood also by your consciences (your inborn discernment). We are not commending ourselves to you again, but we are providing you with an occasion and incentive to be [rightfully] proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who pride themselves on surface appearances [on the virtues they only appear to have], although their heart is devoid of them.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:9-12‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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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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Return To Me (Again)

We are coming into a time when the truth will be seen “rightly” and it will be as the saying goes, “truth is stranger than fiction”.

The deceptive layer blinding the eyes and hearts of many is the real fiction, and while we have been comfortable to rebuke truth and hold fiction in its place – there will soon be no denying the false realities we have eagerly embraced for generations.

The arrogance of man will be humbled. The lofty thoughts will be made to bow low. The winds will sift throughout all the earth, lifting up and tearing down. Many will say, “Is this evil, or is this good?” And the Lord says yes it is both.

Repent (change your thinking) Repent (change your mind) – the glory clouds are coming to weigh the hearts and the mind. And as Elijah left this earth so will his spirit return, so look for the winds and the hurricanes as they will be a sign.

Return to me, return to me, hearts turn to the Father. Return to me, return to me and drink this last cup of water.

‬ ““Go up through the rows of Jerusalem’s vineyards and destroy [them], But do not completely destroy everything. Strip away her branches and the tendrils [of her vines], For they are not the Lord’s. For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously (faithlessly) with Me,” declares the Lord. They have lied about and denied the Lord By saying, “It is not He [who speaks through His prophets]; Misfortune and evil shall not come on us, Nor will we see war or famine. The prophets are like the wind [their prophecy will not come to pass], And the word [of God] is not in them. In this manner it will be done to them [as they prophesied, not to us].” Therefore, thus says the Lord God of hosts, “Because you [people] have spoken this word, Behold, I am making My words a fire in your mouth [Jeremiah] And this people wood, and My words will consume them. Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from far away, O house of Israel,” says the Lord. “It is a mighty and enduring nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Whose words you do not comprehend. Their quiver is [filled with the dead] like an open grave; They are all mighty men [heroes of their nation]. They will consume your harvest and [eat up] your bread; They will consume your sons and your daughters; They will consume your flocks and your herds; They will consume your vines and your fig trees. With the sword they will break down and demolish your fortified cities in which you trust. “But even in those days,” says the Lord, “I will not totally destroy you. It will come about when your people say, ‘Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us?’ then you shall answer them, ‘As you have abandoned (rejected) Me,’ [says the Lord,] ‘and have served strange and foreign gods in your land, so you will serve strangers in a land that is not yours.’”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭5:10-19‬ ‭AMP‬‬

““Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance], so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse [of complete destruction].””
‭‭Malachi‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Believe In His Faithfulness

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

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