Dailies On The Vine

IMMOVABLE

In my dream this morning someone in the church was “profiling” me. I believe this is a subject that will speak to many right now. ‘The meaning of PROFILING is the act or process of extrapolating information about a person based on known traits or tendencies; specifically : the act of suspecting or targeting a person on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior.’

There was a video posted with me with some of my body exposed, it was shown from the profile however I knew this wasn’t even my body though it was made to look like me. They were falsely trying to expose and identify me in an untruthful light. Then I went to church (it was a church I didn’t recognize, symbolic) and my reserved seat was taken, it was reserved because I was part of a team on platform. The chairs didn’t flow, you could visibly see chairs had been removed and people who weren’t supposed to sitting in them had taken them, and there were empty spaces in the rows for more chairs.

Similar to this dream, not that long ago the Holy Spirit spoke to me and confirmed with scripture that there were false accusations circulating about me. I knew at least one person was someone close to me. But I actually said, Lord I don’t even want to know.

I believe so many are so close to walking in destiny that these suspicions, accusations and assaults are the last giant trying to take you out before you possess your promise. Don’t fall into the trap! Offense will in turn have you operating in the same suspicion.

This is the test – in the natural love and bless your enemy. In the Spirit, raise your hand and move on. Go low. Release blessing. Watch your words. This is the Leviathan that contorts and twists words to bring division and destruction. (I recently wrote in, “Clean Your House” regarding snakes in the Church). “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:44-45

Maybe it looks like your seat is taken, perhaps it looks like there is no room for you. In the dream I had to fulfill my assignment so I went to the stage anyway, just after discovering this video. In the dream I said to someone, I have to take this down (video). A video, movie, or a clip – it’s something you watch ‘play out’. Don’t become an actor in the enemies theater. Stay focused on your assignment. Do not defend yourself. However in the Spirit, the assault can be dismantled, and the best way is to humble oneself and stay close to the Lord. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14.

I had a feeling more seats would be brought in to the sanctuary, though I could not wait, I had to take my position even though there was a slight hesitation because of the video. This is your greatest challenge right now, do not let the appearance of things keep you from fulfilling your assignment! Be assured, the Lord Himself will place you in your seat. And maybe you aren’t supposed to be sitting – perhaps it’s time to stand. Immovable. Unshakable.

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Prophetic Scripting

A BURNING HEART SETS THE WORLD ON FIRE

A New Word Of Encouragement To The Global Church Before Pentecost

Amy Sutherland 4.22.22

Clear vision and knowing your assignment make all the difference when given a weighty commission, yet what is essential for completion especially for longer-term and far-reaching assignments is a passionate heart. It is the fire surrounded by purpose that causes one to blaze ahead to the finish line. In the life of every believer is the core mission statement named The Great Commission, and we were given the Holy Spirit to help us fulfill it. In the Gospel of Matthew the final words recorded by Jesus are the first introduction to this commission;“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed and made appointment with them. And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted. Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).” Matthew 28:16-20. In the Gospel of Mark we have a even more detailed account of the commission, “Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven [disciples] themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He called them to account for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen [from death]. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed [in Me] and has been baptized will be saved [from the penalty of God’s wrath and judgment]; but he who has not believed will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.” So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord was working with them and confirming the word by the signs that followed.]” Mark 16:14-20.

I believe if we are honest, many Christians leave the vision of The Great Commission up to Evangelists, their Pastors, other five-fold or even other leaders. They may wonder how can my life reach the world? Yet, truthfully, the vision to fulfill this command can seem overwhelming to anyone regardless of title. These leaders may be wondering the same, how do I lead others in reaching the world? In 2009 and 2010 I had the opportunity to spend six months in Africa, the first three months I was attending Iris Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique, serving with Heidi Baker’s ministry. I had so much anticipation in going to the school, I desired to go grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord, though also knowing the ministry operated in miracles, signs and wonders I could not help but dream about what I would experience! I did see healing, I did see miracles, but most experiences did not happen as I imagined – not bad, just different. The Lord spoke to me very clearly while I was there and one word that has marked me since was, “Amy, the greatest miracle is the miracle of the transformed heart”. Above Kingdom affairs and the supernatural life, He was setting things in order that are connected to the center of my calling. And really, this is for every believer, as the first commandment gives mention of this divine order, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being].” Deuteronomy 6:5. We need wholeness of heart to love well; to love God, then ourselves, our family, and our neighbors. Physical healing is beautiful, biblical and one hundred percent what the Lord longs to give us, but it does not usurp the healing of the heart. What good is a physical healing if the heart from which we live is unwhole? “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23. One of Mama Heidi’s main messages was “stopping for the one”; the simplicity of the Gospel is loving the one in front of you. I loved that the ministry was so free that it encouraged us to be missionaries wherever the Holy Spirit was leading us; from the homemaker to the business CEO and all in between we are the missionary in the field wherever the Lord has called us – inside the walls of the Church or outside, whether on foreign or domestic soil. While I had already held fast to this truth in my heart, it was liberating to be part of a ministry that empowered the Body in this way.

Before Jesus commissioned the disciples, He addressed their vision which was also connected to their hearts. Matthew pens some of the disciples doubted it was Jesus they were seeing, while Mark pens the disciples would give account (were rebuked) for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who had seen Jesus after He had risen from death. Unbelief is rooted in mistrust and is an issue of the heart, the eyes were the last senses to follow what their hearts were speaking. “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out fo the evil of his heart produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45. Before the disciples could be used as the first mouthpieces for the foundational building of His Church and the fulfilling of the commission, Jesus had to remind them who they were. These disciples knew the Scriptures, they had been with the Word Himself! Hundreds of years prior Wisdom wrote, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7, and so He dealt with the mind that was causing the seed of doubt. In Greek the word for disciple is mathētḗs, a learner, disciple, pupil and comes from math – “the mental effort to think something through”. HELPS word study defines mathēteúō, “disciple” – to disciple, i.e. helping someone to progressively learn the Word of God to become a matured, growing disciple (literally, “a learner,” a true Christ-follower); to train (develop) in the truths of Scripture and the lifestyle required, i.e. helping a believer learn to be a disciple of Christ in belief and practice.” Before the disciples could be commissioned into practice, they had to believe!

The Great Commission was given after the crucifixion and Jesus understood the disciples were grieving, brokenhearted, and were trying to make sense of the living history they had just been a part of. They had no grid except that Jesus had told them these things would transpire, they were literally experiencing earth shaking events that had never happened before (or since). How beautiful we see the compassion, truth, and reassurance of the Lord at work even in the questioning. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene after she returned to the tomb a second time and in her weeping, in her grief He came and said, “Woman, why are you crying? For whom are you looking?” and at the sound of her name “Mary!”, she turned and said, “Rabboni!” (John 20:13-16). Mary heard a name to Name recognition in her Beloved’s Voice, formed from her pure and intimate devotion. “The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27. Because Jesus defeated death and fulfilled the prophecy, He could now be seen as her Creator, “But now, this is what the Lord, your Creator says, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you [from captivity]; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1.

As only Jesus can do, He watches over His Word to perform it, being the very fulfillment of the Spirit of Prophecy, He testifies of Himself again on the road to Emmaus on the same day of the resurrection in an appearance to two of His disciples. Concealing His identity, He first caused them to become still to acknowledge the condition of their hearts. “And then, that very day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing it, Jesus Himself came up and began walking with them. But their eyes were [miraculously] prevented from recognizing Him. Then Jesus asked them, “What are you discussing with one another as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking brokenhearted.” Luke 24:13-17. I love the demonstration of Scripture found in this passage that Jesus was revealing through His presence; “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].” Psalms 147:3,“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18, ““Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”” Psalms 46:10.

As the Lord continued to walk and talk with them, still concealed, He did for them what they could not do for themselves; He opened their minds to understand and process what had just happened. “And [Jesus] said to them, O foolish ones [sluggish in mind, dull of perception] and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)? Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself.” Luke 24:25-27. The Lord Jesus in His patience and kindness came where they were lacking – in their minds. Again in the Greek, a disciple derives its meaning from math, “mental effort to think something through,” and the circumstances and the evidence weren’t adding up yet for the disciples so Jesus provided the answers and helped them “solve the equation”. What happens next causes my heart to collapse in longing every time I read the passage. “Then they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as if He were going farther. But they urged Him [not to go on], saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening, and the day has just about ended.” So He went inside to stay with them. And it happened that as He reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were [suddenly] opened [by God] and they [clearly] recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and opening the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:28-32. A burning heart is the answer to life’s equation. You cannot give to someone else that which you do not have. Knowing and loving God, and loving others is the commission. This love reaches beyond death, and its flames cannot be quenched. Passion for God is the fuel needed to finish our race, but there is one more step in solving the equation…

There are many more accounts of the visitations of the Resurrected Christ to His disciples that affirmed the reality of His glorified body and revitalized their hearts in belief (John 20:30,31). However, there was one last command that Jesus gave before the disciples were to be released into their missions; they were to wait for the baptism and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. “Until the day when He ascended, after He through the Holy Spirit had instructed and commanded the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen. To them also He showed Himself alive after His passion (His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by [a series of] many convincing demonstrations [unquestionable evidences and infallible proofs], appearing to them during forty days and talking [to them] about the things of the kingdom of God. And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. [John 14:16, 26; 15:26.] For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:2-5

Once again in the Lord’s compassion and mercy He remembers the weakness of our frame and provides the fuel. We yield, we wait upon Him, and our strength is renewed. It is quite impossible to refuel a moving vehicle. The car must come to a complete stop with the engine shut off to safely refuel. As the disciples obeyed the instructions to wait in Jerusalem, 40 days later just as Jesus promised the Holy Spirit came. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately].” Acts 2:1-4. The number forty represents testing, growth, and completion. Jesus left the wilderness after forty days of testing and was filled with power, at forty weeks a baby is ready to be born, and we are familiar with the Israelites wandering for forty years and the unbelief in the promise that kept them in the cycle. I believe forty is a number of choice; we can wander in disbelief or wonder in holy awe. Today I pray as you read this that the Lord would restore childlike faith in your hearts, I pray you would come out of agreement with unbelief and cease wandering and begin to wonder at the signs of the Lord once more. I release healing to bind up any broken-heartedness, and I declare you are released from your captivity. I pray your purpose would be clear, and vision would be restored. I pray you would be still and know that He is God, and in the stillness allow Him to complete the work He has begun in you. I pray for a fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit that would reignite first love. May your life be forever changed as you are renewed and refreshed to finish your race well. Gaze upon and behold the One in front of you, and cultivate devout affection for His Presence. We need the Holy Spirit to love Jesus, and it is He that enables to love the ones assigned around us and to us. Holy fire grip our hearts once more! Be blessed in your refueling and commissioning and may your burning heart set the world on fire!

“As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us. We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God! So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures.” Hebrews 12:1-3

“Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore. This living, consuming flame will seal you as my prisoner of love. My passion is stronger than the chains of death and the grave, all consuming as the very flashes of fire from the burning heart of God. Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being. Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame. Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you. Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore.” Song of Songs 8:6-7

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Dailies On The Vine

Yielding for Completion

Every time to you say yes to God, every time you yield to the work of the Holy Spirit, every time you look to Jesus you are partnering with the supernatural work of completion. Keep giving the Lord your agreement, He is forming you so that there will be nothing missing, nothing lacking, nothing broken. Oh how He loves us!

“And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.” Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this gracious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!” Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3-4‬ ‭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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Finding Fulfillment

Often times we are frustrated and offended with people because we are looking to them to meet a need that should be found in our relationship with Jesus.

Part of the maturing in the Body of Christ in this hour is TOTAL DEPENDENCY upon Him. The old wine skin model creates a focus on leaders and people – and while we are to bear one another’s burdens, love one another, etc – at our core we shouldn’t look to others to meet our needs. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. All eyes on King Jesus, everything finds fulfillment in Him!

“Who could ever wrap their minds around the riches of God, the depth of his wisdom, and the marvel of his perfect knowledge? Who could ever explain the wonder of his decisions or search out the mysterious way he carries out his plans? For who has discovered how the Lord thinks or is wise enough to be the one to advise him in his plans? Or: “Who has ever first given something to God that obligates God to owe him something in return?” For out of him, the sustainer of everything, came everything, and now everything finds fulfillment in him. May all praise and honor be given to him forever! Amen!”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:33-36‬ ‭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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New Beginnings

Today is 2.2.22, equaling the sum total 8, and the number eight is symbolic of New Beginnings, Restoration and Redemption. And in a full interpretation we have 5 (2’s) counting the unabbreviated year 2022, with a sum total of 10. Grace for the testing, and now a double portion recompense.

After having several very recent dreams on the above topics, I believe today is a culmination point with a message that says in summary these dreams are marking a time and season of new beginnings, even this very day.

Early this morning I had a dream I was helping a young woman I know get dressed and ready on her wedding day. Though she is not in a relationship currently, in the dream it was time and I was there to guide and assist her. The meaning of the her name is “white, fair, blessed ring”. This is a time of blessing to enter into new covenant with the Lord, and also with those who are your new destiny alignments. The point of view in the dream zoomed to her heels where a thick sliver line had been drawn right above the last bend line in the back of the heel near the achilles. I then watched her put her shoes on. This silver line connected to the shoes almost appearing like a drawn on “sling back” attachment to the shoe. There are multiple references in the Bible for the heel being used to describe the most vulnerable area of attack. I believe the Lord is saying He has placed His silver band of redemption over the most vulnerable areas His Bride has been attacked. The Father has drawn the line against the enemies hand, and the Lord will cause what the enemy used to harm you as a “sling back” to quickly propel you forward. Lastly in the dream my attention was checking over the Bride’s makeup. She chose red lip stick, and light browns for eye color. In show business we call this “last looks” right before the cameras start rolling. It is time the Bride of Christ arise for such a time as this; time her speech is marked with boldness, carried by passionate devotion for her Bridegroom King. Her eyes are adorned in a beauty named humility, it is a protective covering for the gates that guard purity of heart.

The Lord has prepared His fair ones, those with purity in heart, action, and speech. Arise now and walk into your new beginning! “The fig tree puts forth and ripens her green figs, and the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”
‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.” Isaiah 58:12 ESV

“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Kingdom Authority Is Granted Through Serving

Such is the way of the Kingdom~ it will always be a matter of the heart. You will not have authority over anything you are not willing to serve, authority in the Kindgom is granted through servant hood and stewardship; humility in attitude and action. The access point is heart connection to the King of Kings, the greatest servant of all.

“Jesus sat down, called the twelve disciples to come around him, and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be content to be last and become a servant to all.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭9:35‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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A Joyful Offering

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.
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Everlasting Faith Is To Remain In Christ

an exhortation on faith in action

Many people claim to have faith, and while the idea of it is attractive and seems positive, the source of one’s faith matters. Faith outside of Heaven lives in the realm of men and does not last into eternity, it aims high though it still holds a limited grasp of an abundant life, and its wisdom never fully reaches the pure Light. There may be mysteries to be uncovered in Heaven’s faith, but there is no obscurity or confusion. Heaven’s faith is founded on Truth, and blesses all who take hold with guaranteed assurance. “Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 AMPC; “Some find their strength in their weapons and wisdom, but my miracle-deliverance can never be won by men. Our boast is in Yahweh our God, who makes us strong and gives us victory!” Psalms 20:7 TPT. The victorious life is accessed when one embraces the wisdom of God, through faith. “Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].” Hebrews 11:1 AMP

At the ground level of Christianity is the foundation of faith; the belief that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for the sins of humanity once and for all so that we could have unbroken fellowship with Him. This firm foundation is the gateway to the path of complete redemption held in our Savior’s heart. Furthermore, Scripture writes that “But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God [revealing His plan of salvation], and righteousness [making us acceptable to God], and sanctification [making us holy and setting us apart for God], and redemption [providing our ransom from the penalty for sin], so then, as it is written [in Scripture], “He who boasts and glories, let him boast and glory in the Lord.”” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 AMP. Our abilities, thoughts, and works can never create a supernatural reality that can withstand the judgement of God. This is why those who perform signs, wonders, and miracles in the Name of Jesus are still subject to be separated from Him: “On the day of judgment many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, don’t you remember us? Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we cast out demons and do many miracles in your name?’ But I will have to say to them, ‘Go away from me, you lawless rebels! I’ve never been joined to you!’” Matthew 7:22-23 TPT.

Only heaven’s faith incubates eternal fruit. Heaven’s faith is a substance, the very living material that allows mortal man to be made alive in Christ. Heaven’s faith is rooted in Life itself, therefore all that emanates from its source reproduces life as well. Mortal or even spiritual faith cannot produce fruit that remains, because apart from Christ man can do nothing (John 15:5). The secret to possessing an overcoming supernatural faith, is to remain in Christ – not the belief in ourselves, our higher conscious, good works, or supreme beings.  There is One, and belief in Him alone will not suffice for even the demons believe, the requirement is remaining in Him. 

In recent moments when I have pressed into the Lord over the subject of my faith being strengthened, the conclusion is that mature sons and daughters stay through the wrestle, the long suffering, and the unknown. While faith does come by hearing the Word of God, it is not as much that their faith is not strong, as is the temptation to move or even gaze upon that which is outside of Him because this is where the weakening of faith occurs.  “If you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 AMP. It is not the “size” of our faith that is measured, rather that faith itself is living and active. What is living faith? The two examples that come to mind are 1) an unborn child inside of the womb; fully dependent on the life, breathe, and nutrients of its mother representing life through the umbilical cord, symbolically we are “born again” and are Christ’s offspring remaining connected to Him in the same way  2) the parable of abiding in the vine, representing life through the blood of Christ which is the epitome of our spiritual life-source in our veins.

Mature sons and daughters bring the Kingdom of Heaven to the earth realm; the supernatural and extraordinary are manifested through Christ Jesus in them, this is why we remain in Him, to fully manifest and display HIS good works through our covenant of love. “In Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.” Acts 17:28. Faith is an action verb, in addition to many familiar definitions, the action of faith also denotes ones behavior or conduct. Our behavior reflects our belief systems and tests our intimate knowledge of Him by the fruit we bear. “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38. Why is there no pleasure for those who draw back? Because these are ones who unfastened themselves from God’s heart, the ones who became unjoined from Him. The ones who found fascination in other pleasures, the ones who allowed the little foxes to spoil the vine and ruin the beautiful fruit. The ones who could not hold their gaze upon Him when they had no understanding and failed to trust Him with their heart. The ones who lost their first love.

There is no life outside of Christ, as soon as we begin to look away from Him, the life flow becomes hindered and our faith suffers. The beautiful mystery of faith is that abiding in Christ is an actual place, it is not abstract. The completed work of Christ enabled us to make a permanent residence for Him, a dwelling place where we never have to be separated from His love. After the resurrection of Christ, all of humanity was given and continues to be given opportunity for the indwelling of His Spirit, where we create a home for His presence. He is the hope, friendship, and love we long for, our great confidence, and through this everlasting faith we are justified and remain in Him. “So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless. If a person is separated from me, he is discarded; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. But if you live in life-union with me and if my words live powerfully within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father! “I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts.” John 15:4-9 TPT.

As the days grow darker, and testing increases, I pray your faith is strengthened through your union with Christ. Remain in Him, and allow His love to nourish your hearts. If any man be in Christ he is a new creature! Our relationship with Him is transformative from glory to glory, allow Him to love you into that next layer of life. As His love is shed abroad in your heart I pray that you would receive revelation of “works of faith” or “faith in action” is actually abiding IN HIM; and may we all become more awakened than days prior, reflecting His pure and perfect Light. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].” 2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP

“For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 John 5:4-5 AMP.

I bless you in your victorious journey of faith! 

 

 

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