An Exhortation From The Father’s Heart To Yours: The Secret Place of My Keeping
“Beloved, do you realize that in the Secret Place of My keeping there is safety from every storm? Storms of life will come and they will go, but My love for you stands firm forever. Jesus was caught in the storms, the disciples were caught in the storms, the apostle Paul was caught in the storms, but fear not, I have overcome the storms! 
“Even when shipwrecked My glory was seen around and about Paul. When the viper came to bring destruction and the words of accusation rose up against My servant, I came in like a flood to those people on Malta Island. They perceived his sin of murder, but I had forgiven that sin, so that no charges could be formally brought against Paul. I had acquitted him. He served his ‘sentence’ as My servant and My friend. As Paul put it, he was a prisoner of hope in the Lord. Because of that hope many came to salvation. 
“The reason Paul walked in My authority was because of his time spent in the Secret Place. He was faithful in prayer, patient in suffering, loving to those around him – especially his enemies that held him in chains. Paul was a man that I loved so very dearly. I wept when his life was taken. Paul’s work was complete and his death was instrumental for the building of My kingdom. His life and his death were perfected in My hand. 
“Many think that being hidden in My Secret Place means that no harm will come to them. If this were true then My Holy Scriptures would be false. It is clear that persecution comes to those who follow Me. Those who teach, ‘If you come to Jesus today all your troubles will be over,’ are teaching a false gospel. Is not the death of My prophets, My Son, My disciples, My church that has been martyred over the centuries proof enough? Can they be accused of not being found in Me in the Secret Place of the Most High? Of course not! I will be with you through any and all the storms you face. My prayer is for you to go through them – not that none exist. 
“Come and rest your head on My chest. Listen to the beating of My heart. Hear My love for you and the plans that I have for you. I want to give you a future and a hope. I will prosper you. Again, do not look to man’s ideas or understanding of what this means but look to the truth revealed all throughout My Word. Though martyred, those I call Mine have enjoyed richly prosperous lives that have been fruitful for the Kingdom. Time has proven their works worth. 
“Do you want to be fruitful for the Kingdom? Trust Me. Only believe. Come into My Secret Place and see how I will keep you from falling or failing. I Am well able to keep you in My hand.” 
A Conversation with the Father: My Mysteries Unfold the Universe
Have you ever had a song that annoyingly ran nonstop in your head? A little over a month ago, Tina Turner’s song “What’s Love Got to Do with It” was stuck in my head. I don’t like the song’s message and it was really bugging me. Frustrated, I asked the Father a rhetorical question, “What’s love got to do with it? EVERYTHING – YOU ARE LOVE!”
Then He asked me, “Do you know why you have that song in your head?”
I replied, “No.”
“Because I’m bringing something to your attention. Many people think love actually is ‘a second-hand emotion’ so they believe that tripe. It is worth the time to study the word LOVE and see what it really means in all its forms.”
As I felt His love for the people who are misled by such a message, the irritation I felt disappeared. “Lord, You are the meaning of love and there is no One like You.”
The Holy Spirit continued, “It’s unfortunate that people who have no concept of Me as I Am, are the ones trying to tell others I’m not worthy of their time. Let Me ask you something. Do you know why I want to spend time with you?”
“Because You love me?”
“I love all mankind.”
This is true, but I didn’t know what to say. I sat still and listened.
Then the Holy Spirit gave me this word for His Body:
“I want to spend time with you because I created you for a purpose. Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from your purpose in Me. I have a plan but you must press in to find it. Mysteries are only solved when one is curious enough to investigate. Unlike man’s mysteries, Mine are holy. Mine contain eternal answers to questions. My mysteries unfold the universe! This is why I continually urge people to seek My face.
“Since Christ came and gave His life for all mankind, this invitation is for all peoples. When you seek Me, you will find Me when you search for Me with all of your heart. When you find Me, I will share mysteries with you and you will know I Am God.
“All are invited, but only those who come will be given the keys to the kingdom. If you want the answers to the universe, then you need to seek Me – God Almighty who created it. That’s what love has to do with it! Just remember: you can know all mysteries, but if you do not have love, you have nothing.”
I love you,
Scriptures to ponder:
Jeremiah 29:12-13; Daniel 2:47; 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
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In the Father’s love,
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“My child, the work I do in you is not the work of the world. I see those things that must be cut out. Those things that hinder and those things that cause you to react in ways you do not understand - they must come out of you for you to walk forward in My will for your life. Trust Me with the knife as I am the Master Surgeon. I can cut those cancerous ways out of your being and make you new again. When I Am the One you turn to for help, you will see a change.
“It is neither by your might nor by your power, but it is by My Spirit. Let Me cut out the cancer in your soul. Let Me cut away the malignant growth. Let Me cleanse the deep and infected wounds and remove all traces of gangrene. Don't you know that gangrene comes from the lack of blood to living tissue? Let Me apply the blood of My Only Begotten Son to your deepest of wounds. Let Me apply the Balm of Gilead. Let Me give you the heart transplant you so desperately need. Let Me inject My DNA into the depths of your being. Watch as you are transformed from glory to glory!
“Do not fret if this takes multiple surgeries. You are indeed going from glory to glory. This is a process, beloved child. I know exactly how much you can really take at any given time. I will bring you into My operating room when I know it is the precise time - not too soon - not too late. I will bring you in as many times as it takes to cut away the deadness of your wound. I will only cut as deep as I know that you can recover, and then I wait until you are truly ready again. This kind of work takes time. Do not worry about your schedule or how far along you are in the process. I Am familiar with all your ways. You truly can trust Me. Let Me touch that wound and bring restoration as you have never imagined.
“Bind yourself to My Son. Bind yourself to My will. Bind your body to the perfect work of the cross. I will loosen the enemy's strangle-hold. I will skillfully cut away his influence and remove his talons from the death-grip they have had on you. Trust Me. All of the rejection and fear and demonic oppression will no longer hold you back from My very best for you! I will never abandon you. Though your earthy father and mother forsook you, I never will. I will bring you near and draw you to Myself. My arms will never drop you. None can steal you from My embrace. Go to sleep and breathe deep from the depths of the well of My love for you. Rest my love. Be still and know that I Am your God and your Father. When you awaken from your slumber, I will have made a permanent change in you as I have replaced your wound with My comfort, My love and My desire for you. Let My will be done in you, My precious earthen vessel, as it is in heaven. Trust Abba to care for you in the way that I know best.”
“As you would tend a garden: till, plant, weed, water, treat for insects and disease; so too are you to tend the garden of your heart. Weeds have a way of springing up overnight and taking over all the hard work and expense of planting. Just about the time you see the growth of desired plants (fruit), up come the ‘over takers’. You must stay vigilant to remove those things that attempt to overtake that which I have planted in and through your life.
“The locusts come to destroy. Pestilence is at its very root a consequence of sin. It was not so in the Garden. It was not what I meant for you. So many ask ‘Why doesn’t God stop wars, disease, and famine?’ However, they fail to see those things are natural consequences to sin. It is the fruit of mankind’s choices that produce such things, not My neglect.
“Being angry with God for wars, disease, and famine is as sensible as being mad at God for weeds growing in a garden. Just as a gardener must stay vigilant to keep weeds from spreading through a garden, so too must humankind be vigilant to stop war, disease, and famine. Remember, I gave mankind authority on earth and Jesus taught you to pray for My ‘will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.’”
 Proverbs 4:20-27
 Matthew 13:18-23
 Genesis 4:17-19
 Matthew 6:10
Personal Note: As I sat with the Lord, I was thinking about how exactly a half of the year is already over. Looking into the matter further, I learned July 2, 2014 is the 4th day of the 4th month of the year 5774 on the Jewish calendar (4 Tamuz 5774). On the Gregorian calendar, 182.5 days are gone, 182.5 days to go! If you recall, I have shared two posts this year highlighting the number 4. One was called “Too Many 4s to Ignore”1 and the other “44 Years Later.”2 Now here I am again sharing with you on the 4th day, in the 4th month of 5774. How unique! A final, funny note – the Lord gave me the title after I wrote this post and here in America we are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. Truly, there really are too many fours to ignore!!!
As I realized the significance of the day and hour, the Father spoke to my heart:
“This is a time of repentance and forgiveness like no other time in history. The tools I have made available for all to understand My divine will are in abundance. While sin abounds, My grace abounds more. This is not to be misused to justify sin, but rather a gift for those who have been caught in a web of delusion, lies and deceit, and want free.3
“The provision was bought and paid for at Calvary. It was for the very sake of freedom that Christ set you free.4 My Son’s sacrifice was real and it was personal. Now it is up to you to receive the gift, walk in His grace, and share that love with others. You may not think they deserve it, but neither did you.”5
5. Matthew 5:43-48; John 3:16; Romans 5:6-11, 15-17
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Readers: While this word is directed specifically to the fathers, this message is not only for fathers, nor is it for men only. It blessed me with a true revelation of being "Made in God's Image." It is for all who are called by His name. In Christ there is no gender as we are all one in Christ. See Galatians 3:28
“Do you know who you are, son? Man was created in My image and in My image you reflect My love or lack thereof. You are the very reflection of God Almighty on earth. When people look at you they see Me. When your children look at you they either see My love, grace, mercy, faithfulness and patience or they see your judgment, condemnation, perfectionism, apathy, and anger as a reflection of My character. Do not allow a bitter root to spring from you and defile many. The fruits of the flesh and the fruits of the Spirit are very apparent. So what are you reflecting to your children and to those you mentor? What do you reflect to those who are subordinate to you? As an example, how do you speak of those who are superior to you in authority?” (See Hebrews 12:15; Galatians 5:19-26; 1 Tim 2:1-4; Ephesians 6:9; Titus 3:1, 2).
“Many desire to know exactly what I have called them to do and where they are to be. The perfection of My plan will unfold moment by moment and day by day as you bend your will to Mine. Do not look to the right or to the left. Let not your hearts be troubled. Do what I have asked you to do and then we will move on to the next thing together. Do not despise the day of small beginnings. He who is faithful with little will be given much.” (See John 14:1; Joshua 1:7; Zech 4:10, Luke 16:10).
“Right now I want you to listen to what I tell you. You have heard that before the terrible Day of the Lord I sent the prophet Elijah. My Son Jesus made it clear that John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah to restore all things, and yet John clearly did not know who he was. The angel told his father, Zechariah, but John did not understand the depth of his calling. He did not know he was the Elijah to come and restore all things.” (See Matt 17:12, 13; John 1:21; Luke 1:11-17.)
“Now I ask you: Do you know who you are? What was and what is the purpose of Elijah's coming? Yes, he destroyed the false prophets of BAAL, but what was it he was to restore? What do I desire to be restored now? Does not My word tell you? Does not My word make it plain? The Old Testament ends with this strategic information and the New Testament in the Gospel of Luke begins with it. So can you not see for yourself how plain I have made it?”
Malachi 4:5, 6 Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.
Luke 1: 17 It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
“Many of you believe you are ready for My coming, but you are not ready. The hearts of the fathers MUST return to the sons. The hearts of the parents must return to the children. In the days to come My promptings will become very pointed and exacting. A breaking is coming! The fathers are the ones closest to My reflection on earth and I am soon putting My foot down. Those who are repentant will see great breakthroughs in every area of their life, but those who are not will suffer great judgment from My hand.
“The fathers must heed and obey. This will require them to humble themselves under My mighty right hand, but those who obey will be lifted to new heights that will astonish even the best of them. At risk are financial blessings, healings and miracles, salvations and wholeness, and more than the mind can conceive. Many have cried out to Me for healing and financial breakthrough, but what they do not see is their relationship with their families is first on My list. Warn the men, Judy, that because they are a reflection of My glory on earth, it is time to align their will to Mine. The hour is late! It is much later than most believe. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven.
“I Am praying for the fathers. I Am praying for the parents. I Am praying for you. Reflect Me well. Be who I called you to be - representatives of My love on earth. May it be done on earth as it is in heaven. Selah”
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An Exhortation from the Holy Spirit about a coming move of God
“Do you sense something BIG is on the horizon? Have you been hearing for some time now that you are to ‘PREPARE’? Many are asking, ‘What are we preparing for, and how do we do that exactly?’ Every answer to every question is in My word. Scripture holds your answers. Do you want gold? Dig for it in My word! Do you want gems set in antimony? Dig for them in Scripture![i]
“Many are looking for a ‘word for the day.’ Yet after they read a devotional or prophetic word, they often go on in the same way as before they read it. They do not take to heart what I say or have already said in the past. Instead, they tend to treat these readings like daily entertainment.” (As the Holy Spirit spoke this to my heart, I saw people online reading prophetic words and then picking out only what they wanted to hear. Others were reading godly words or teachings, but then went on to consult their horoscope or other such things. I felt a terrible sense of dread because of mixture.[ii]
“Permit Me to make something practical for you. Because it is human nature to want the ‘big thing’ and yet not have any idea how to prepare for it, use these simple instructions to guide you:
Love God with all your heart! (Don’t mix the holy with the profane and call it good, I Am a jealous God.)[iii]
Love your neighbor as yourself. (Care for others and treat them the way you like to be treated.)[iv]
Forgive and do not allow offences to rule in your members. My peace must guide you. Forgive as I forgave you.[v]
Guard your words and your heart. The mouth speaks what is hidden in the heart, so hide My word there and you will not be separated from Me.[vi]
“I will trust you with the coming ‘BIG’ if you are faithful with the current ‘small’. Good stewardship is paramount in My eyes. Think about whom to touch with My love: your family, friends, your community (in life or online), your work, school, church, marketplace, etc… It is here where you show you are faithful in what I have given you. Let My words flow from your heart – not like memorized lines in a skit, but words you understand and practice yourself. It is in doing this that you PREPARE for the BIG. It is here that you show Me that you can be trusted with what is on the horizon. If you prepare, this will be a time of great outpouring for you.
“If you do not prepare by putting My word into practice, then you will be as the one who was given a talent (a large sum of money) and buried it. He counted his master a ‘hard man’ and openly said so. He reflects the embittered soul who is full of fear and distrust and isn’t afraid to vomit his complaints onto anyone within earshot. That master took the talent away and gave it to the one who had the most. Why? Because he was unfaithful with what was given him. The wicked and worthless servant was taken and thrown into the outer darkness.[vii]
“Be faithful with the provision given you. Be faithful with your gifts and talents. Be faithful to forgive so you can love as I do. Be faithful to prepare by walking in the truth of My word. Be a doer of My word![viii] Those who belong to Me will reflect My peace. I Am slow to anger, quick to show mercy, generous, loving, helpful, and faithful.[ix] Be the same, and in doing so, you will be PREPARING for the BIG that is on the horizon.”
[i] Proverbs 25:2; Isaiah 54:11
[ii] Jeremiah 5:31; 2 Timothy 4:3
[iv] Matthew 18:21-35
[v] Matthew 6:14-15; Colossians 3:12-15
[vi] Psalm 119:11; Philippians 4:4-7
[vii] Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 16:10
[viii] Matthew 7:24-29; James 1:22-27
[ix] Exodus 34:6; Psalm 103:8
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An Exhortation From Jesus’ Heart To Yours: A Season of Restoration – The Best is Yet to Come
“The season you have entered is one filled with much promise and hope. Regardless what you have heard from others, trust Me when I tell you that the best is yet to come. I will never take hope from you. I will always give you reason to hope. When hope is removed then I Am removed, and I will not be removed! Give to Me what belongs to Me and see what I do with it. You may think you have little to nothing to offer Me, but I tell you I will take the little you have a multiply it. Like the boy’s lunch of loaves and fish, I will take your small contribution of praise and prayer and multiply it. So do not worry about being small. Yes, you are small. Yes, there is little you can do. But in Me there is multiplication beyond your imagination. I can take the little you have and all the impossibilities you face and bring a great outcome.
“A season of restoration is upon you, but restoration will not come without My judgment,” says the Lord. “Know that without My judgment, truth is not present. My judgment is true and My judgment is right. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of My throne. You may run to the Throne of Grace because it was forged in the fires of My justice and built on the foundation of My righteousness. You cannot separate them. By My design they were made to work in unison. As righteousness and justice are the foundations of My throne, judgment and truth work in harmony with My justice. My judgment is right because I always know the truth. I Am the Discerner of the hearts of mankind and I know what is truly going on – the motivation behind the action. The human heart is the most deceptive thing above all things. Know that you cannot trust your own heart. Trust Me to discern your heart, child, I will show you a more excellent way!
“This is a time of divine connections and open doors to those who have gone through the fire and been found without corruption. Judgment must start in the house of the Lord. So rejoice as you see the judgments come, because then My judgment can go outside My Body, and those who have been found operating in a cruel, greedy and murderous spirit will be brought into My presence for judgment. There is no king, no queen, no president or prime minister, no leader of any kind past, present or future who can hide from My judgment. There is nowhere for them to go that My eyes do not see them.
“Rejoice for the shaking you are witnessing in the world – as well as the shaking taking place in My Body. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. If it is shaken loose, then it will be loose. If it cannot be shaken, then it will stand firm. With Me, it is a win-win situation. Allow Me to shake you. Do not fear for I Am with you. You do not want anything that can be shaken, do you? Be still and know that I am God. The shaking in the Church that you see will bring about a new purity. I Am coming for a Church without spot or blemish. I am coming for a pure and spotless Church. So pray for your brothers and sisters. If they are found to be of another spirit, they still need your prayers. I died to save the lost. Do not rejoice when big names fall. Do not rejoice in another’s demise. Instead, rejoice when My justice is found in the Church. Rejoice that I Am the Restorer of the breach. Rejoice that I Am more interested in revealing the truth then if My Name gets tarnished. What man thinks of My Name does not diminish My power or My authority. It does not diminish My truth. Man’s opinions do not sway Me. I Am that I Am, and I Am not dismayed because people speak ill of My name. I am more interested in revealing truth then hiding it. What has been whispered in the dark shall be shouted from the rooftops!
“Pray for the release of My judgment angels. They are fierce, and few will obey this request, but these angels are assigned to execute My judgment. With My judgment comes the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom. If you want My sevenfold Spirit in operation in your life, you must submit yourself to My judgment. I will always treat you fairly and provide for you a way out through My Seat of Mercy.
“Come now, child. Come and sit with Me and let Me sooth your heart. Let not your heart be troubled. Put your trust in Me and watch My restoration take hold. Remember, it is My love for you that motivates Me. Fear is the beginning of wisdom, but love is the completion. I Am love. Everything I do is motivated in who I Am and I Am love. Your life will be transformed through yielding to My judgments. Those things your heart longs to hear and see will be heard and shown. I will reveal My glory! Yes, I will say it again. I will reveal My glory to you. Let this promise take the trepidation from your heart. As you open your heart for My judgment to come in, it will be transformed. My Word teaches you in Hebrews 12:11 that as you allow My discipline to instruct you, you will produce peaceable fruit of righteousness. This is truly a delicious fruit! This is the fruit that remains. This is fruit that when planted will reap a one hundredfold harvest. Rejoice, child! Rejoice at this news! Though everything is shaken around you, it will not come near you if you have allowed My Spirit to test you and try you as in a fire. If you have followed My word and built on the foundation of righteousness and justice, what you have will stand through the testing fires.
“Ask for what you need to run and complete the race set before you. Being afraid to ask will breed doubt and unbelief. It will cause you to freeze and you will come to a stop like a stalled engine, so keep in the flow of My love and provision. Stop looking at your lack and the great needs that surround you. Instead look to Me for everything and then all things become possible. Do not merely mouth words of faith the way some do as robots. Believe the words you profess. Believe them because you know they come from My holy Word and not your imagination. Believe them because you have enough experience to know that when I say something, I Am will bring it to pass. Give to Me your pure devotion and trust.
“Restoration is My specialty. I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can go to the Father without first going though Me. No one can come to Me without being drawn by My Father. I have prayed for you to receive another Helper and that is My Spirit of truth. My truth must be revealed in order for you to see Me. My Spirit teaches you all things. To bring restoration means to bring healing, not only to the human heart through salvation, but through physical healing. Salvation was given to you on the Cross and so was healing. It is time for healing to be known again by My Body. The Body of Christ is sick and in need and cannot properly reflect My glory in her present state. You have believed Me for salvation, now embrace My healing touch.
“Be restored, Church, be restored! Restoration is yours for the asking, but doubt and unbelief is killing you. When you pray for healing do not say, ‘If it is Your will to heal this person...’ You need to know what My will is by searching My word, then stand on it when you pray. Pray in faith. Do not waiver. Do not doubt and be double-minded – tossed by the wind. Doubt does not move My hand on your behalf. When you pray, ‘If this is Your will…’ you are actually praying doubt and unbelief and I will not honor such prayers. Do not wait to see healing to believe it or you will not see it. Faith sees it first. I have taught this truth since the beginning by speaking the universe into existence. I saw it before it was! Selah! [Stop and think about this – ponder what I Am saying.]
“Search Me and know Me by searching and knowing what My Word, the Bible, tells you. Do not say in and of yourself why you do not see Me move like I did when walking the earth or in the days of the early church. If My children who believe that I no longer move as I did in the days of old could hear how ridiculous this sounds in the ears of the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Creator of the universe, they would never say it again. To believe that I no longer move as I once did dilutes My Gospel and the power of the Cross. Do you believe I am limited by time? Is it possible for religious beliefs to override My ways? I Am the same today, yesterday and forever; I do not change. I Am God!
“I, the Lord God, who is not hindered by time nor space, will in no uncertain terms be limited by human wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. My thoughts are far above anything that mankind can think; to presume to speak and declare what I can and cannot do is sheer ignorance. The root of it is pride, there is only one cure for pride, and that is repentance. Yes, repentance is a cure. To turn away from sin is repentance and turning from sin will bring healing. Repent and be healed now in My name. This was the message of many of My prophets, this was the message of John the Baptist and this was the message of the Son of Man. This must also be your message or you are not Mine. Show people by your lifestyle how to turn to Me in all things and you will succeed as My ambassador. Without repentance – turning away from sin and coming to Me – all messages are lost. Unless there is repentance, there is no salvation, no healing, no prosperity, no taking back what the devil has stolen, no reconciliation to God. You cannot dance or sing your way into heaven without repentance, nor can you work your way in. A repentant heart turns from doing evil. It turns and it goes the way that I have set for it. It does not seek its own way or its own glory, but it seeks Mine. My way is complete and there is nothing lacking.
“Many fear My judgment, but you who are called by My name need not fear. Do I act without telling My prophets first? Do I warn? Do I guide you by My Spirit? You can trust Me. If you have any doubts, then come and confess them and let Me show you a more excellent way. I will always be with you and you need not fear.
“There is one more thing that you need to consistently do to accomplish great things. I want you to pray for My will to be done on earth as it already is in heaven and when you pray it is My desire for you to think about how things are in heaven. John and Ezekiel had a glimpse into My Throne Room (Revelation chapters 4-5; Ezekiel chapter 1). Though much of this remains a searchable mystery – you can clearly see there is no sickness or disease in heaven. There is no lack there is no sin. So when you pray, believe for My will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Bring heaven to earth as it is your inheritance. I would not say it if it were not the truth. Believe for great and mighty things for great and mighty miracles await those who believe. Walk in My restoration, walk in My truth and see My justice – My righteous judgments – come to pass. As you do you will be filled with great joy and peace. You will be filled with My love.
Your Savior and Healer
Scriptures to Ponder: 1 Kings 8:39; Psalm 33:1-11; 34:10; 97:2; Isaiah 9:7; 11:2; 28:17; 41:10; Jeremiah 17:7-10; 33:6-9; Hosea 2:19; Amos 3:7; Matthew 3:2; 4:17; 6:7; Mark 6:56; 10:27; Luke 4:40; 12:1-3; John 1:1-4; 6:9-14, 44; 14:1, 16-18; Ephesians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 12:31, Hebrews 3:12-15; 11:1; 13:8; James 1:2-8, 22; 1 John 2:27; Revelation 4:5; 8:2
“I have called you to walk in My peace and joy. How will the world be able to tell that you are Christ’s disciples unless you walk in My love? What makes your life stand out to others who are on the outside looking in? They have to see a difference. It may irritate them for a season, and this may cause you to be persecuted, but did I not say that those who follow me will suffer and that this suffering is from having fellowship with Me?
“As fire consumes, so I consume the chaff out of your lives. What remains is the ingredient for hot, fresh, heavenly bread! Be My living bread on earth as you follow Me. I have called you. I Am calling you out, I Am calling you in, I Am calling you around, and I Am calling you through. Will you answer?”
An Exhortation From The Father: Season Of Realignment
“As you begin a new season today, know that I am doing a work in My Body. This is not regional, but a global work. I am causing My whole Body to be realigned to My purpose and plan for this specific hour.
“Many have been in fear and are dismayed as they have felt the injustices of life swirl around them, but I always have a plan. My will is to be done on this earth as it is being done in heaven. You have cried out and I am fulfilling My will in your lives. Some have yet to see how I truly do use ALL things to work together for good. I first loved you, and as you love Me in return, you will see and walk in My purpose for your life. You are called according to My purpose.
“Do not fear, My child, My love. You will not be dropped as you are firmly held in your Father’s arms and capable hands. The realignment you are and have been experiencing is for your eternal benefit. I know that it is difficult to see when you are in the midst of the fire, but when you come out of it and look back on how I have moved you into position, you will rejoice at the fullness of what I have done for you.
“I have counseled you to PREPARE for the harvest! You will no longer glean the scattered wheat from around the edges of the field, for I Am repositioning you in the center of it. You will even reap where you have not sown. However, your readiness for the harvest depends on your willingness to go through My process of realignment and repositioning. My goal is not only for you to be spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically aligned to My plan, but to be in the right location at the right time. Your heart has cried out for this day, so allow Me to prepare and place you. I counsel you not to grow weary in well doing, for you will reap a harvest if you faint not! Seek Me early for the day’s plans. Watch what I show you and see how I work My plans through you as you go about your day. I urge you to stir yourself up in your most holy faith! Guard your peace, guard your hope and pray My word – My will.
“Stop focusing on the devil. Satan is not omnipresent. Stop giving him glory for what you believe he is doing in your life and in the world around you. Is he your god? Is he your father? No! Stop talking about every little thing he does as if he is greater than any other force in your life. When you do this, you give him dominion and power over your life. Christ restored the authority taken from Adam in the Garden. Since the enemy cannot stop you from praying, he has drawn many of you out of your true place of authority and into his jurisdiction. By taking his bait you fall into his trap. Satan and his demons know you will therefore be found guilty of reviling him. I have given fair warning and instruction against this practice. Remember, not even My angel Michael pronounced a railing judgment against the devil. Jesus did not come against the powers and principalities of Rome or even take authority over the spirits operating in the Pharisees. Therefore, follow His example where prayer is concerned. Jesus came in prayer to see what He was to do and say – ‘on earth as it is in heaven’.
When I command it, Satan will be bound, but he will be bound by My doing, not by man’s doing. In the meantime, submit to Me, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 doesn’t say to bind him, nor does it say to rebuke the devil. You are to submit to Me, and resist the devil. My directive is clear. As you submit to Me, I will deal with the devil.
“I Am alone worthy to be exalted. Talk about what I AM doing! My name is to be praised in all the earth. Stop throwing hatchets at the moon! You are expecting your prayers, your railings, to hit demonic powers and principalities and destroy them. While this seems to be the popular thing to do, when those hatchets fall short and miss their mark, they injure the people below. This also opens you and those around you to an onslaught of great darkness because it gives your enemy right to retaliation. You have cried out to Me exclaiming, “Why are all these wicked things befalling me?” and I tell you that this is the reason. This sort of prayer serves the egos of man, but it is not Jesus’ example, nor is it the example of any other prophet or disciple of Christ in the Bible.
“Praise Me, your God and King! Worship My holy name and pray in the manner in which I have set forth in My holy Scriptures. This is your Standard! Do not allow the vain imaginations set forth by man’s teachings, which are laced with spiritual poison, to lead you. As heirs of the kingdom of heaven, you are to be led of My Holy Spirit. Repent and remember your First Love. Remember what you have received and heard; and keep it. Guard your words; your mouth speaks life or death. Choose life, and out of your inner most being will flow rivers of living water.”
The Leaven of My Love – A Prophetic Word From The Father
“Most seasonal changes are gradual, but at times, they become distinct. Like a warm breeze after a cold winter alerts you to the arrival of spring, so too can My Spirit bring forth the awareness of a new spiritual season.
“What some have thought was a failure in the past season, I will reveal as a success. Conversely, some of what has been seen by men as a success, will be reveled as being done in the strength of the flesh. In a moment’s time, I can bring forth understanding and wisdom so that there is a fullness of revelation. What I plant in the hearts of My beloved, will bring forth a harvest.
“So stop fretting!
“Stop contending with what you perceive to be keeping you from My best. I Am the Maker of heaven and earth. Not one blade of grass exists outside of My sovereign will. Surely, I Am able to keep you. The biggest issue is not if I will answer prayer; the biggest issue is will My Church believe what I say? Will you look at the precedent I set for you – and do it? Will you listen to the Logos (written) and the Rhema (spoken) word of God and heed the whole counsel of your God and King?
“If only bits and pieces of it are taken to heart and obeyed, My word becomes something other than what it is. It is easy for man to add to or take away from what I have spoken. I counsel you to guard yourself from this common and presumptuous mistake.
“Though it may not seem like much, remember, a little yeast will leaven the whole loaf. If it is the leaven of heaven, then the people will increase in love and good works. If the leaven is of the Pharisees, Sadducees, or Herod (religiously keeping the law without the Spirit, operating in religious error, or being puffed up and guided by worldly appetites and endeavors), then the fruit will be sour, rancid, and deadly.
“Allow My Spirit to blow upon you anew. Be refreshed as you see from My heavenly perspective. There is no need for fretting. No! It is time to rejoice and be strengthened by the joy of knowing your Father’s deep love for you.”
The message of the Cross of Christ may seem foolish to some, but it’s often because of its simplicity. The fact is – through the Cross, we have been given the opportunity to be reconciled with God. His own willingness to take our well-deserved punishment accomplished this feat. There is no way we could pay for all of our mistakes, infringements, and selfish motivations, and God knew it (whether we did or not). God came in flesh to offer Himself up as the sacrifice. We could never be good enough or pay enough. Jesus came, God in flesh, to be born, live, and die for our sins. However, that wasn’t enough (and God knew this too) – Christ’s resurrection set us free from the chains of sin and the bondage of death. It is our choice whether we will walk in that freedom or not. It is like being given a checking account with a billion dollars in it. We can use what has been provided for us or just let it sit there and continue as we are. Make no mistake – the choice is ours.
It is for the sake of freedom that Christ set us free! (See Galatians 5:1)
Today I want to share a personal testimony with you. Given my topic, it’s interesting to me that the title of one of my last posts was: “Too Many 4s to Ignore.” It so happens that it was 44 years ago that my father suddenly passed away. In the past on this date, I was constantly bombarded with images and memories of what happened that night. It had been imprinted in my memory, and if I didn’t hit the rewind button in my mind to play over and over again on this date, the enemy of my soul would replay it for me. It was dreadful. Trauma often does works on people in this way. Perhaps you too have had something similar to this that has continually plagued you. I pray my testimony will bless and encourage you.
After I surrendered my life to the Lord, the grief and heartache began to heal; however, I still felt like I had to prepare for war starting around Christmas to the date we buried him (February 9th). Some years were better than others, but there was a fierce, ongoing battle for my emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing over the terrible loss of my dad. This stress often caused physical issues to crop up too. In a dramatic way, God had revealed Himself to me as the Father to the fatherless, and I wanted to share that love with others. This is when the Holy Spirit let me know God called me to go to nations, not only teach, but impart the Father’s love. When I started The Father’s Love Int’l Ministries at the Lord’s prompting, this whole thing again became a targeted area.
Just after I was given the mandate from the Holy Spirit to write my book, something extraordinary happened. I had four (wow – there it is again!) four short visions. They were glimpses of my parents since their passing. The first vision was of my dad fishing in heaven and what he did was so out of character for him, it caught me by surprise. So much so, that I have a hard time describing the emotional response I had from it. I remember getting up and having so much joy from seeing he was in heaven that I was making a sound I had never heard before. It wasn’t laughing or crying, but a strange combination of the two. It was something different – something wonderful!
The next morning I sat with the Lord and asked Him if He would show me something for my brother and sister that would help them the way He had helped me the night before. Lo and behold, He did! For my brother it was a private thing that dad had done with him (shaving). This was not something I was privy to, because they were “the boys of the family” and did it when us girls weren’t around. When I told my brother the whole of what I had seen, he rejoiced! He explained their cherished time together to me in detail, and I was so happy that God had shown such a personal and special thing.
For my sister, He showed me something our mother had been working on for her. For as long as I can remember, mom hated to sew. She wanted to have the skill to do it, but sewing frustrated her to no end. What I saw her doing shocked me. She was sewing a beautiful blue gown for my sister! I shared this with her and it was a great surprise to us both.
Then I saw something my dad had been doing for me all these grief-stricken years, and it absolutely shocked and stunned me. It was the greatest gift, and I never could have imagined such a thing. (God really can give us more than we can ask or think!) I saw an out-building and my dad standing by the door. I looked inside and it was a beautiful woodworking shop with many tools. Most I recognized, but others I didn’t. It was so amazing it makes my eyes tear up just thinking about this marvelous gift. I saw we would make tables together and they would have jewels, shells, feathers and light inlayed into the wood. It seems even music came from them at certain times. It was absolutely stunning to see such a heavenly workshop. Knowing it was mine sent me over the moon! I love working with wood, but allergies have kept me from it. When I saw the shop, it was as if the oxygen was sucked out of the room where I was sitting! I “leaked” with joy for days!
Then I saw my mother across the road jumping up and clapping – spinning around in joy that I had seen this great gift awaiting me. I also knew the reason she rejoiced like this was that she saw how much I suffered as a child when my dad died, and how when she was dying I stayed by her side as much as possible. She knew I was grieved by her failing health too. In the vision, she was happy to see that I was assured that she and dad were with the Lord.
Both my parents looked young and happy. I was so overwhelmed and filled with joy and gratitude that I knew the grief that I had suffered for so long was forever shattered. How could I ever grieve again as I had? I know that was just a glimpse, but it was enough to hold me for this lifetime. Now when I think of my parents, I think of where they are and how they are preparing a place, alongside the Lord, for their children. Truly, death has lost its sting. God has so much more for us that we can’t even imagine.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
God’s ways are surely NOT our ways. His thoughts are far above ours. Amen! It is my prayer that this personal testimony has been a blessing to you. As I said before, there are “too many 4s to ignore!” 44 years ago, my dad went to be with my Father. Hallelujah!
It is my hope that you will remember the ministry and the trip to Uganda set in May. The message I will share at the pastor’s conference is developing, and I will share it with you as soon as the Father releases me to do so. If the Lord is calling you to stand with us, please give as He directs. Go to www.thefathersloveim.org to donate. Thanks so much for your thoughtful consideration.
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26
As I write you, two unusual things are happening outside my window. First, it’s snowing. Now that may not seem so unusual, but where I live in Georgia, it doesn’t snow very often. The second thing is that a flock of Goldfinch came to my birdfeeders. Goldfinch normally don’t come to the feeders in numbers until March when it warms up! In light of this, a flock of Goldfinch plus snow is a very strange combination. Whenever odd things like this happen, I try to slow down and ask the Lord what He’s saying through it. In fact, as I write this, a Goldfinch landed right on my windowsill, and while awkwardly perched, he looked into the house and right at me as if to tell me something very important!
Against the backdrop of the pure, white, falling snow, the flocking Goldfinch are stark in color – even though the ones feasting at my feeders are donned in their dull winter plumage. Traditionally the Goldfinch is symbolic of “Resurrection.” (The European Goldfinch has a crimson face.) The American Goldfinch at my window, has a golden head, which I believe is symbolic of being mindful of God’s glory. Hallelujah – we have been given the mind of Christ! The cleansing David cried out for in Psalm 51:7 “Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow,” is for us each to receive. It comes from the Resurrection power only found in Christ Jesus. (See 1 Corinthians 2:16 and 1 John 1:7.)
2 Chronicles 7:14 is at the forefront of this message (I will add my observations in parenthesis). It is also significant to point out that when God said this to Solomon, He appeared to him. (See verse 12)
“If My people (God’s people, not the ‘sinners of the world’) who are called by My name (Christians – those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior) will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways (Whose? God’s people must turn from THEIR wicked ways – He is not talking to the abortionists or the homosexuals. God is talking to His Church!), then (THEN), I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
If you remember anything about this post, let it be this point: We are in a season right now to open heaven’s doors like never before in prayer. Let us pray like Jesus prayed, and only do what the Father shows us and only say what He says. (See John 5:19-20 and John 14:12)
May we be fervent in seeking His face!
In the Father’s love,
P.S. As I have been writing this post, the snowstorm has gotten very serious. It’s not that there is that much snow, but since people here aren’t used to it there have been many accidents. In fact, the governor of Georgia has declared a “State of Emergency.” Prayers appreciated!
It has also dawned on me that the storm started southwest of here and then moved across the South to the northeast. The Goldfinch may have been pushed northward by the storm. What I know for sure is that they were sure happy to see my feeders full. In fact, I usually don’t fill the finch feeders until March, but I so happened to fill it yesterday!
On January 4, 2014, I came home from running some errands and felt exhausted. I did something I rarely do – I took a nap. When I awoke, the clock read 4:44pm. I had to laugh because Johnny Enlow had posted on his Facebook wall to be on the lookout for the number 444. I had heard him say this before, but the timing of it struck me as humorous. I saw the clock then looked at my cell phone. This is when I noticed the date was January 4th. Yes, there are too many 4s to ignore!
This caused me to revisit some things the Lord has spoken – promises that have yet to manifest. Some of you are aware from previous writings that the Lord has shown me 11s (or 111) for about seven years now. It started when three consecutive nights I woke up 11 after the hour. These sightings of eleven dramatically escalated from there. It was not just 11s I would see, but also factors of 11 (like 22, 33, 44, etc...) on licenses plates, mile markers, mailboxes – you name it. (i.e.: When I was finished with the first draft of this letter, I looked up and it was 11:11pm!)
Though I’ve never shared this, the number 4 has held great significance for me since 2000. I was living in Florida and had an open vision at a meeting where we were honoring visiting missionaries. I saw a golden key ring with 4 golden keys on it. These were not modern keys, but old fashion skeleton keys. The key ring and the 4 keys came right at me and then disappeared – as if they went through or inside of me.
I sought the Lord about the meaning of this vision and asked repeatedly what the keys specifically represented. Then one day in 2002 (which ‘happens’ to add up to 4), I was reading an article and four words seemed to jump off the page at me. Those words were “Power, Authority, Chosen, and Sent.” Over the next 4 years it seemed that whatever I learned would be in 4s and found myself categorizing these lessons into God’s power, His authority, that He has chosen us, and the Father sends us to do His will. I took notes constantly and continually asked the Lord for interpretation and practical application.
The number 4 is rich in meaning. I can’t go into the whole of it, as that might require an entire book! A few examples of significant things in 4s include: Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), elements (fire, water, air, earth), regions (north, south, east, west), seasons (winter, spring, summer, autumn), faces of the Cherubim (man, lion, ox, eagle), and the four-part reference to mankind (nation, tribe, tongue and people) which happens to be found 4x in the NKJV (Revelation 5:9; 7:9; 11:9; 14:6).
As we enter 2014, let us consider the basic meaning of the numbers of this year. The number 20 is symbolic of Redemption as 14 is of Deliverance andSalvation. Combined it would seem that “there is a special wind coming from the breath of God to bring forth His Redemption, Deliverance, and Salvation in nations, tribes, tongues and peoples. As was written in 2 Chronicles 20, let us “Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD.” We must use wisdom and rightly divide the word of truth so that we are not praying outside of our authority.
Let us be mindful to pray the Father’s will. No more – no less! Let’s not add to what Scriptures tell us nor take away from them. Think about this: even though Jesus had the authority to, He didn’t say something ‘new and improved’ to combat the devil when tempted in the wilderness. Jesus resisted Satan with the established word of God saying,“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” This encounter is recorded in both Matthew and Luke 4:4. That is no coincidence! Remember, Jesus only did what His Father showed Him. When did the Father show Him? No doubt, it was while He was in prayer watching and listening (as opposed to doing all the talking and then going about His day). See John 5:19
Remarkably, Jesus shares the fourfold witness that testifies of His calling in John 5:31-39. They are (with my keys included):
John the Baptist (power)
Jesus’ works (authority)
The Father’s voice (chosen)
The Holy Scriptures (sent)