“The LORD alone guided him, And there was no foreign god with him. “He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock‚Ä¶” (Deut 31:12-13 NASB)
Beloved I am your Rock, your tower of strong support in the days of trouble (Psalms 18:10). I am your laughter in the days of rejoicing. I am your all in all. Never daunted, never dismayed, never without hope, I persist in My pursuit of you. I persist with tenacious audacity to bring you into the expression of Me I have called you to be.
I am pressing into your life, into the very marrow of your bones; I am releasing My transfusing power, My blood, My honey (Prov 16:24). Today is the day for honey to drip from the bowls of Heaven, straight from Me to you. Ah‚Ä¶yes, sweet honey from the Rock, flowing, bathing, and submerging you within its very properties of invigoration. Angels have come to you to dispense this sweet nectar from the vats of Heaven in a continual flow to brighten the eye and restore your courage, to persevere you in the midst of battle till victory is achieved in every area of your life.
Yes, My beloved, today is the day we a whole new adventure begins. Come and journey with Me into a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of strength and vitality. This land we journey to is a land made to exist as an oasis among the many evident lands of your enemies. Lean into My presence, lean into My Word and guidance will come swiftly, suddenly. And you will be propelled into an anointing of overcoming victory.
Intimacy and militancy will walk hand in hand: They will co-labor, co-habit within you, thereby, releasing the very honey from My throne-environment altering, glorious rivers of life-changing sustenance. Be encouraged, close your eyes and open your mouth to receive. My words, like sweet honey, is now flowing into you, bringing healing to your soul, to your bones (Psalms 119:103 Prov 16:24).
Taste and see that I am good, yes, good in every way, in every experience of your soul, in every night of the soul (Psalms 34:8 Psalms 119:103). I am refreshing sweetness to weary and dry bones and a delicacy to the satisfied. Eat from the honey of My Word for it is good and sweet to the taste, rejuvenating to a cellular level with revelatory, overcoming strength.
You are in a time of refreshing, a time of drawing aside, yes a time of repentance (Acts 3:9). I must wash you of the cares of this world, the troublesome gnats of discouragement swirling about your beautiful countenance. You may not see them as gnats but to Me they are. There is no such thing as a giant to Me. My presence will enable you to see things as I see them, unfolding with eternal grace. Yes, unfolding with grace and not strife. Be not disappointed in yourself, I am here. Yes, I am here with you and I am not disappointed. Why should you be? What more could you ask for than My favor and love; nothing, nothing, no, not nothing (Proverbs 3:4) As you walk hand in hand with Me the favor I have, you have. I increased in favor and so shall you (Luke 2:52).
Remember; I am the one who laughs at the schemes and plans of the wicked (Psalms 37:13). And guess what, you are like Me, created in My image. How excited I am right now as I contemplate the fact you are like Me‚Ä¶when I contemplate you being the very temple I dwell in (1 Corinthians 6:19). Such pleasure, such delight is now coursing through My veins. I must‚Ä¶I must stop and take a moment-take a moment to breath in the essence of who you are. Your perfume of adoration and love swirls around Me, igniting My heart with desperate love.
There are things I must tell you, tell you because I love you, tell you because I cannot fathom being without telling you. Yes, the days to come will hold many surprises, many revelations causing you to faint with love and shed any scales on your eyes. Sweet honey is dripping from My heart (Psalms 119:103). Oil is dripping from My fingertips. I am at the door of your heart. Let Me in, be softened and receive My love no matter the circumstance (Song of Songs 5:3-5). Come with Me (Song of Songs 2:10) Breathe deep and know I am near…
I have come to you My garden and I gather your engaging words of love (Song of Songs 4:16). And like the sweetest perfume, like the most aromatic spices, I inhale them. As I breathe in your very essence it causes drops of honey to be extracted from My inner most being and I am releasing them. I am dropping them one by one like precious capsules of life giving nourishment over your soul, into your spirit, in this very day and hour. Moments by moment life giving drops of honey are exuding from Me and will not, cannot stop, for you are ever before Me.
O’ how I love you, how I am consumed with you. I know, yes I know, when you drink of the honey I offer your heart will be so captivated, so enthralled, a faint love will overtake you. My essence will emanate like wafts of healing, wooing anointing and flow into the highways and byways of life around you, causing all to be attracted to Me. Ah yes‚Ä¶causing My banqueting table to be full.
My heart aches as I see the abundance of My table and yet there are empty chairs. Every empty chair is an aborted plan, an aborted destiny, a missing piece of My heart. So many lose the simple truth of what it is all about. It is about love flowing like honey from the Rock, from My heart. It is all about love‚Ä¶all about love‚Ä¶.all about love. O’ may I remind you, it is all about love? Yes, it gives Me pleasure to say you are one I can remind, for it is your desire too.
Therefore, eat My Word, be strengthened and never forget. Absorb your times of encountering Me into every fiber of your being. Be like a sponge in the depths of the sea, drawing, sucking in life giving nutrients from the all encompassing immensity surrounding it-lost in the bigness of it all but vital to the cycles of life taking place there. What is the sea without a sponge and what is a sponge without the sea? What are you without Me? What am I without you? Selah
Like a honeybee chews beeswax to form the honeycomb you will chew My word and form a honeycomb dripping with nourishment for the environment around you-for your family, for your church, for your city and so on; dominion through sweetness born out of being in My presence. Remember the old saying, “You attract more with sugar (honey) than vinegar.” Selah
Walking, living, moving, breathing within the atmosphere of My presence must be your one and only true desire (Acts 17:28). All you are or ever will be comes from existing within Me, within My presence, My essence- yes, within the very tangible expression of My life. It is all available to you. There is only one thing for you to do‚Ä¶believe, just believe and be strong (1 Corinthians 16:13).
All you must do is believe. Believe I am and that I reward those who diligently seek Me (Hebrews 11:6). Believe I co-habit with those who incessantly require Me more than life. For to incessantly seek Me is to know there is no life, no progress, no anointing, no peace for the soul without Me.
Today and every day after is the day to eat honey, to taste and see I am good. Today and every day after is the time to encounter Me. Savor and learn to adorn yourself with My truth for like the honey eaten by Jonathan in days of battle you will be enlightened. Strength, revelation, and the fear of the Lord will give you sight and direction. Receive all I have said by faith, and let the fear of the Lord produce a gracing of your soul which will last all eternity. Simply believe for I am indeed here in the present moment. I am here to give, so receive.
Decree a thing and it shall come to pass, bathing your path with light, light to see ahead for I have gone before you to make a way where there is no way (Job 22:28). And as you go, Heaven drips, filling many honey pots along the path. You see beloved, your desire is Mine and Mine is yours. I will have it no other way.
Victory is and will display itself on this side of the Red Sea. You must choose to dance on this side in anticipation, displaying a heart of faith. How much better is it to live in faith than be consumed by fear and doubt? What robbers of peace they are, relentless in pursuit and vicious in appetite. If there was ever anything to fast it would be doubt and unbelief.
Remember, you do not have a spirit of fear (dread, terror, horror, fright, panic, alarm, trepidation, apprehension) but love, power and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 Romans 8:15). If the above meanings of fear do not convince you, well…think on it‚Ä¶for you are no different than the children in the desert in some ways seeing you to must have faith. In other ways you are very different. Different in that they had fire and clouds while you have ME! So, be of good cheer, I have overcome and so have you (John 16:33).
Rise up now My humble hearted one, close your eyes, take the door of Heaven dripping with frankincense and myrrh, lay down all your dreams and stand before My throne. For I am adorning you today, adorning you according to your heart’s desire. I am arraying you with garments of favor and grace. Take My hand dripping with honey and receive resurrection life. See the essence of who you are and the essence of who I am, combining and occupying the same space, for we are one. Yes beloved, we are one. Decree these things and truly live. Selah
Lord, I am a diligent worker, a passionate worshiper, a forgiving lover of men, a faithful servant, and good steward of Your Word. I hide Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You or any man. I require time with You more than the air I breathe. I live on every Word proceeding from Your mouth, Your Word. I walk in faith. Doubt and unbelief have no place in me. I adorn myself with the truth of the Word, girding my loins, my place of strength and power with truth. Deception is far from me and no weapon formed by the enemy will have power over me, nor shall any plan or scheme of the evil one prosper in my life.
I believe and walk uprightly with a heart of faith, for I do not waver with passing winds of doctrine. I trust in You and You alone. I have the mind of Christ and contain the thoughts and intents of Your heart. The eyes of my heart are opened to revelation and understanding for Your light is shining into me separating all darkness. I am a light set on a hill and all shall see You when they see me, for as You are, I am.
Reflect and Journal
1. Reflect on His tireless pursuit of you and His determination to bring you into a full expression of Him in this life, not just the life to come.
2. What areas of your life need to close to old ways, and open to honey from the Rock and be transformed forever?
3. What gnats of discouragement have been swirling around your life recently?
4. Ask Him to show you any scales on your eyes.
5. Reflect on the fact He is stopping all because He is caught up in your beauty and His love for you.
6. Reflect visually on honey dripping from His heart as He sees you, thinks about you, hears you, smells your essence. How does or should this change your life and view of yourself?
7. Reflect on the analogy of the Sea and a sponge in relation to you and your lover King. Each is vital to one another. What does this say about you in specific ways?
8. Do you have His aching heart for the lost? If not, ask for it. It is yours for the taking.
9. Meditating on the word is to chew it, ponder it, absorb it, speak it, and declare it.
10. Take the devotion above, the prayer above and declare it over your own being, your own spirit.
11. Sit in His presence for a period of time after you have completed the exercise suggested and write His response. You will have opened a never ending dialog with Holy Spirit with the ability to continue a lifetime. This continuation depends on you. He is always speaking. Are you always listening
12. What areas of your life need to be injected with faith on this side of the Red Sea?
13. He has called you before the throne to dress you in mercy and grace, to adorn you with jewels of His presence and to occupy the same space. What is your reflection, your response?