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Safe Harbors, Uncharted Waters And The Chief Cornerstone

Beloved, you are free to explore without the fear of condemnation for you are hidden in Me (Romans 8:1). Come be a pioneer and discover lands as the unmoving Rock of My heart takes you on a journey; yet, keeps you safe and secure in My immovable love. After all, you are already perfect in Me.

Better Than I Expected Meditations By Apostle John Dean

I have noticed over the years that there is a relationship between serving others and receiving blessings. Ruth may have looked like the others while gleaning the grain from the field but she wasn’t. Without knowing it she was in fact the future Mrs. Boaz, the owner of the same field she had been gleaning. God is the only one who knows the end from the beginning. There is something about having a servant’s heart that moves the heart of God. Gleaning from the fields one day and owning the fields the next is quite a blessing.

My Love Endures Forever

I am ever present with you, no matter what you may be experiencing or feeling. I am present in all your trouble (Psalms 46:1) I am not bound by your emotions or situations. I am Your ever adoring and loving Father who delights in you every moment of your life (1 John 3:1). I particularly enjoy your times of quiet rest. Your times of respite are very precious to Me and enable Me to speak in ways I otherwise could not.

Come to My Church, Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Even though Jesus spent a lot of private time with his Father…He was never considered to be a private person. His mission was that of saving the world and this can’t be accomplished in private. The Luke passage is also interesting because it didn’t say that Jesus pre-qualified the guests who were to fill His house. He seemed to be more interested in filling His house than He was in who the guests were.

The Heart Goes On

My child, slow down and know that I am in control. Stop hurrying around and expecting everything to be done right now! My ways and thoughts are higher than yours (Isaiah55:7). You may not understand for the most part why you must wait but the things…the dreams, visions and destiny I have for you are precious. Like aged wine they take time to become full bodied. Some will come to fullness before others; but, it is as it should be, for they in turn are building blocks for the next dream or vision. To not have the proper time or process will make your house like a house of cards on shifting sands. I know you do not want it to be that way. So, be patient with yourself as I am with you.

Blinded By the Light Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Because of the sound of God’s voice in Genesis 1:3 saying “Let there be light” the world was created. The same sound and light that approached Paul as he was on the road to Damascus one day was no less creative. As the world was in chaos before God spoke to it, so Paul’s life was in chaos before God spoke to him.

Are You the Preacher? Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Sometimes being ‘instant in season and out of season’ is easier quoted than practiced. We usually want to know exactly what the task is before we make a commitment to do it. Being a preacher…I can tell you for sure it is easier to preach than to practice. However, after having said that, I do have many stories of where I died to self in order to do what I was sent to do.

More Than a Conqueror, Part Two

Comparing oneself to another in any way—good or bad—is detrimental. Comparison will always lead to a critical spirit which stops everyone concerned in their tracks. Don’t even compare your present state with your past…

Moonlight Nights Meditations By Apostle John Dean

These verses boggle the imagination because it is difficult to think that big. The thought of having dominion over God’s handiwork stretches one’s mind out of its comfort zone. We seem to be a lot more secure in a confined space surrounded with those we know and love. The Bible says in 1Cor 2:9, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”