In Righteousness and Justice, My Word will Stand Forever
Judy A Bauman
“Where there is evil there will be more, but in righteousness and justice, My word will stand forever. Do not look to the right or to the left, and do not call conspiracy what most call conspiracy.
“I Am calling a regiment of people to come together and stand in the fire until they see Me in there with them. Many will leave, but for those that remain, they will not only see My glory but so will those around them – especially the unbelievers. They will see My glory arise from the flames of man’s bent toward destruction. What looks like a terrible disaster will yield My glory, and as it arises the lame shall walk, and the deaf will hear. The blind will receive sight. This is true for the spiritual as well as the physical.
“Do not tremble or be in fear at this word. Stand tall and be valiant. I will cause those who trust Me to trust Me more. I will cause them to rise from the ashes of death and destruction and walk freely through areas of great turmoil. These are My ambassadors of peace. I have called them forth for such a time as this and in them, you will see My dunamis power explode. In places of great despair and fear, My love will explode on the seen in unprecedented ways.
“Do not fear, My little scribe, I know this was not what you expected, but you have asked Me for meat and not milk. This word is for My warriors, not for those wrapped up in their cozy lives. I never said it would be easy. I never said there would not be suffering or persecution. In fact, I warned you there would be. However, I also told you that you are Mine. I gave you My peace and reassured you not to fear. Do not fear for I Am with you. Do not be dismayed for I Am your God. I will strengthen you – yes I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Yes, I will strengthen you! You are not alone. I Am your ‘Plus One.’”
Scriptures to Ponder:
Isaiah 8:12, 41:10; 51:1-2; Daniel 3:8-30; Proverbs 11:19; 1 Peter 3:8-12; Isaiah 60:1-2; 61:1-3; Mark 13:5-37
Originally written in my notebook on October 24, 2006. While it was shared in November of that same year, it has been updated September 24, 2020
To Be A Disciple of Christ
“To be My disciple means to walk as I walked - to be as I Am. First and foremost - I Am Love! I love you and I desire you to walk in the type of love that I displayed and modeled for you.
“The Only way I could walk in that love as the Son of Man was to spend time with My Father. I loved Him first. I love My Father and He loves Me. We are separate, but we are One. As the Son of Man, I faced many opportunities to rightfully lash out at people, but the love that I had - that love that came from My Father - overrode the temptation to sin in anger. The times you read in Scripture that gives the impression that I was angry (like when I spoke the ‘woes' to the Scribes and Pharisees and when I cleansed the temple) were from the love of the Father. It was not anger as much as it was sorrow. I know there is much debate on this, and I do not bring you a new doctrine. I bring you My heart cry. Love one another as I have loved you.
“Many cry out to see Me, to see My face, and I tell you the truth that when you look at one another you are looking at Me. Do not look to those who are obviously [following] Me to see Me, though you may have to start there to grasp this concept but look to the least of the brethren. What you do to them, you do to Me. What you do with each other, you do with Me. What you do for them, you do for Me. Understand that I desire for you to care for one another. One person cannot take care of the whole world! You can in no way fathom how many are alone with no help.”
Suddenly I saw the entire world and as it turned, I could see millions, maybe billions of hurting people in that flash of a second of time and it was overwhelming!
The Lord continued His important message, “But if you will touch people around you in My name and with My love, then if those that you touch with My love will turn and in kind and touch those around them with My love, and those then also touch others who are around them with My love - THEN MY LOVE WILL BE LIKE A FIRE SPREADING THROUGH A DRY FOREST!”
“I Am the light of the world and in Me there is no darkness. As My disciples reflect the light of My love, they ignite others to reflect the light of My love. I Am a Consuming Fire! But I do not bring a destructive fire. I bring a fire that burns off the ropes and sets men, women, and children free. My fire is My passion for My church. I burn with love for My church. Touch each other with this pure and holy fire. Touch each other with this pure and holy love. IGNITE those around you with holy fire.
“Be careful not to allow the enemy of your soul, Satan, to manipulate you into perverting My love. My love sets people free. My perfect love destroys fear. My love covers you. My love will never lead you into immorality. Be aware! Satan will use your own desires to sin against Me. You must be wise! You must be diligent! You must stand guard!
“To be My disciple means to be like Me. I Am like My Father. We are holy! Be holy as I Am holy and IGNITE those around you to be holy. I would not say this if it were not possible. This can only be done as you are led by My Spirit. So, follow your Guide. Heed your Teacher. You were created in Our image. Come, Follow Me.”
~Lovingly spoken by the Spirit of the Lord
This word was given to me after telling the Lord that I knew what I thought it meant to be a disciple of Christ, but I wanted to know what He said it is. When I originally shared this, I gave many Scripture references to go with it, but in rereading it, there were so many, it was overwhelming. If you want Scripture references, I will happily provide them for you.
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him. 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord.
Jewels from Judy: Fathers, Do You Know Who You ARE?
Judy A Bauman
Dear Readers: When I received this word from the Lord twelve years ago, I first heard it directed specifically to fathers. However, I came to understand that this message is not just for fathers nor for men only because we are all one in Christ. See Galatians 3:28. This “download” from the Holy Spirit blessed me with a true revelation and understanding of our being created in God's Image. While it is especially for all who are called by His name, manhood is by design a reflection of God and I bless all those who read this post in the Father’s love.
Fathers, Do You Know Who You ARE?
“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 3:1-4).
“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; Zechariah 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 Matthew 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." [emphasis mine]
“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”
In the Father’s Love,
Judy A Bauman
Ministry Note: If this ministry has been a blessing to you, please consider us in your giving. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
Luke 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~ Jesus
“My church has long been in a lukewarm state. People claim My name, but do not adhere to My standards. My will, My ways, My precepts, My commands are the way to life. The fear of the Lord involves not just reverence for Me but to love what I love and hate what I hate.” [Proverbs 8:13]
“When I said that the thief comes to steal and to kill and to destroy, that is exactly what I meant. I come to give life and given in abundance, but not so My people called by My name can live their lives in false freedom.
“The truth will set people free, not their version of truth, not what sounds good and tickles the ears of the hearer, not the truth of the world that produces the anger of man. No! My truth is eternal and will stand long after the dust of the lukewarm church has been scattered to the winds.
“This is a difficult word, and few will hear what I am saying; but to those who will, I say this: sharpen your sword – the word of God.
“When I said that the Kingdom of God suffers much violence and the violent take it by force, I was not speaking of physical violence. Remember, you are not warring with people, but with the demonic realm. While physical action must be taken when it is forced, the weapons of your warfare are not natural manmade weapons. While I have shared this with you before it bears repeating. Your weapons, My beloved Ekklesia, are praise, worship, prayer, instruction of My ways and will, and serious study of My word. Your firepower is the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit used in the manner I lead you and not in your own strength. Speak My word given at a precise moment needed. Your giftings must be led of My spirit.
~Love - Am love, so love others with the love which I have loved you.
~Joy - Not happiness, but joy even when all hell is coming against you.
~Peace - The peace that surpasses understanding which guards your heart and mind in Christ Jesus
~Patience – The anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. See the progression of patience in Romans 5:3-5.
~Kindness - It is the kindness of God that leads one to repentance.
~Goodness - You are to proclaim the goodness, the excellencies of Him who has called you out of the darkness and into His marvelous light.
~Faithfulness - Be dependable and loyal to me even if it cost you your life. Be willing to give it all to me and to my purpose. Unbelief will not nullify My faithfulness, but the one who continues in unfaithfulness will be cut off from My goodness and mercy.
~Gentleness - My spirit is gentle and kind. My people are not to Stir up hatred, but to call the sinner to repentance. It is not a weak position but power under control. Again, the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God in Christ. Remember, we are talking about the weapons of warfare.
Where there is no fuel the fire goes out. A gentle word spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
~Self-control - Must be cultivated in each soul. Actions follow one’s thoughts, so the warfare which must be won is the war being waged in your mind. Think about what you're thinking about. Do you have the mind of Christ? If not, study the Gospels and learn what Jesus said and did. Do not shy away when it's time to be bold and do not rush out when I am leading you to rest or stay away from an area. Remember Jesus not only hid Himself at times, but My apostles weren't permitted in certain areas by My spirit.
Seek Me early. Seek Me often. Seek My face, and you will find Me.”
"As you dwell in Me and teach others to do the same, you will find yourself growing in My strength and power. I set My seal upon those who will trust in Me and lean not to their own understanding. Calm your hearts for I am with you. My promise is to never forsake you.
“As you dwell in Me, you will learn to sense the direction I'm going and what I'm doing in your day. Do not allow your heart to be dismayed or alarmed. There is nothing new under the sun and you have read the psalmist even speak into the day and hour you are in (Psalm 74).
“My return is near, but not as near as some suppose, so keep working in My field where I have you until I come. Keep moving with the harvest. I haven't called you to hide, so come into the light and live as ambassadors of My will and ways."
Waiting on the Promise
Beloved ones, have you been waiting on the Lord during this global reset? I pray during this unusual time that you have found yourself living with and IN CHRIST and God’s faithfulness. Many of us have experienced hardships like we’ve never known, but through it all, whether we’ve realized it or not, the Lord has been near. Philippians 4:4-5 comes to mind where Paul tells the Ekklesia to rejoice for this very reason. The Lord is near – He is at hand! Knowing Paul was imprisoned when he wrote to the Philippians gives me great hope and encouragement, and I pray it gives you hope too. Certainly, if he could write the letter he did under those circumstances we can follow the rest of his directive in Philippians 4:6-9.
With that said, there are two things that I want to share with you that the Lord has made clear to me. Many of us have heard that we have entered “a new era.” There are a number of prophetic voices that have confirmed this fact over the past year or two.
THE ERA OF GREAT HARVEST!
Jesus warned us that Satan is a thief, and recently the Holy Spirit spoke to me, “Understand that the enemy seeks to redefine this new era as the ‘Covid/Post Covid-19 era’ saying this is the ‘new normal’. However, you are to call itTHE ERA OF GREAT HARVEST!”
As we are celebrating Pentecost Sunday and preparing for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit, I received word that some wicked people are calling this, ‘Bloody Sunday’. While we are to be watchful, we are NOT to be in agreement with either of these demonic assertions. It is PENTECOST SUNDAY and we are in THE ERA OF GREAT HARVEST - that is our declaration, that is our stance! The only blood that matters is the Blood of Jesus that covers us! Hallelujah! Watchfulness and walking in wisdom is one thing, but paranoia is another. God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity. He has given us His power, the love of the Father, and a sound and well-balanced mind – the mind of Christ. Amen!
The Dawn of the New Era
Today, my husband and I were watching the docking of the first manned space flight in years. They docked to the International Space Station. It was such an exciting moment and took me back to 1969 when NASA shared the moon landing. As they were addressing all the viewers and commenting on the international cooperation involved, they quoted Astronaut Anne McClain saying, “This is the DAWN OF A NEW ERA in human spaceflight.”
This so speaks to me about the Ekklesia! We are in the DAWN OF A NEW ERA – THE ERA OF GREAT HARVEST! I love when the Lord uses unusual events to confirm what He’s doing. Glory to God!
I pray this blesses and encourages you in the Father’s love,
It just dawned on me that today is the 25th Anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I lived in Tulsa at the time of this terrible tragedy, and three weeks after the bombing I went to help at the YMCA across from it. There was something that I saw which compelled me to write and tell its story (linked below). This is also the first published article I wrote. It seems to speak into what we are going through now in some way.
I do ask that you stop and pray for the families who lost loved ones...particularly those that lost children in the nursery.
Jewels from Judy: “Will You War Over My Promises?”
By Judy A Bauman
The Lord is asking, “Will you war over My promises?”
This morning the Lord asked me, “Will you war over My promises?” I knew this question was not meant for my benefit alone but was also intended for the Body of Christ. I asked the Father to help me understand our part in the battle because I know we are much more motivated to fight for something when we understand what is at stake. This was His response:
“When I give a promise, it is not a ‘done deal’ as some would make it out to be. It is My desire that you partner with My plans. When Esther was taken to the palace, she was told perhaps she was there ‘for such a time as this.’ However, prior to that, Mordechai let her know that if she didn’t approach the king, even at the peril of her own life, she would not escape destruction. He said that deliverance of the Jews would come from someone else if she didn’t speak up for them.
“You, beloved, have been brought into My kingdom for such a time as this. You are not just here for beauty treatments and notoriety. You are in My kingdom and you do have favor with Me but you mustn’t take your position with Me lightly.
“When I give a promise, know that the enemy will do everything to fight against it. Don’t allow him the victory! I tell you it is a new era, a season for a great harvest. Your enemy says it’s a season of death. Do you see what he’s doing? The devil will work to bring about the opposite of what I say, but the question I have for you is simple. Who will you believe? Whose words will you align yourself with and who will you choose to follow? There is power in agreement! Remember, faith is believing what you can’t see. Fear is constantly being shoved in your face, but you do not have to consume it. You can dine at My table or the devil’s, but you can’t partake of both. You have a choice.
“Many personal promises given to My beloved ones go unfulfilled because there is more belief in what is seen than faith in what I have said. What will it be for you? I ask again, will you war over My promises?” ~
Reflection: When I first heard the Lord ask if we would war over His promises, I could hear Christian voices that passively say, “If God said it, He’ll do it.” While this is commonly believed, I felt His disapproval to this type of passive thinking. It doesn’t require us to engage with what He is doing in the earth. He says “Yes,” to His promises, but we are to respond to the glory of God and say, “Amen!” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
It is His good pleasure that we take part in His plans as we are His ambassadors, his representatives, for a reason. His call for us to war over His promises is the call to stop the enemy from stealing from us! God’s promises will be fulfilled, but if we don’t participate with His plans, He will look for another who will value His promises.
Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” It is His good pleasure to give us an abundant life, but we need to examine our part in the process. Think about how the persistent widow relentlessly fought for justice in Jesus’ parable in Luke 18:1-8. Be assured that your Father is the Righteous Judge and He hears you! Will He find faith on the earth when He returns? I pray He does!
Dear Friends of The Father's Love Int'l Ministries,
Many of us have had church services canceled today because of the reported pandemic. Perhaps you are in a forced or self-imposed 14-day quarantine. You could even have been tested and found positive. There is no better time than now to press into the Lord of hosts and pray for God to take what the enemy has meant for our harm and use it for His good! (See John 10:10)
I want to encourage you to join our voices together today and pray as President Trump has declared March 15, 2020, a National Day of Prayer. I am asking you to take this further, much further and continue to press into Jesus in the days and weeks to come. Reach for the hem of His garment! Seek God's face, study Scriptures on what it means to be IN CHRIST and ABIDE in the Vine! We live and move and have our being in Christ Jesus and there is no better time to BE THE LIGHT and SHINE into the darkness. God has not given us a spirit of timid fear, but He's given us: God's dynamic power (dunamis), the love of the Father, and a sound and well-balanced mind - the mind of Christ.
Let us not forget who we are IN CHRIST. We are God Almighty's ambassadors. We are His hands and feet on earth. We are the ones He's called to bring the Good News. The media wants people to be in fear and stay tuned in their narrative, but we need to tune into the voice of our Father and seek His face! Let God's light shine in the darkness! May the Lord be high and lifted up and let Him be seen through you!
If you realize that you have been reacting to this in a spirit of fear, the Father is calling you to repent and turn to Him for comfort and He will restore you. Jesus will calm your heart and the storm that rages around you. He will give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to guard your heart and mind (see Phil 4:4-9).
Below is the link to the prayer directive for today from the White House. I would suggest we pray this through daily. Let's also pray for the prodigals to come to themselves and come home. If you have been diagnosed with Covid19, please reply and let me know so I can pray for you! I write to encourage you in the name of Jesus. Amen!