While He was knocking I saw a person on the other side of the door holding a small cardboard box which seemed to represent how they saw themselves. I knew how they saw themselves determined what they allowed in their life or their box. They could not see who they were but believed somehow the box was a true representation of who there were in many ways. Some self-perceived misconceptions cloaked themselves in very subtle ways they were unaware of.
You are the apple of My eye…the most beautiful piece of pottery on My wheel…the loveliest garden I walk in…the most fragrant lily of the valley…the most perfect rose of Sharon..the most amazing butterfly I have ever crafted.
Verse five is the verse in which God begins to give Noah detailed instructions on how to build the ark. If Psalms 26 is Angela‚Äôs ark then it must hold specific instructions for her just as Genesis 6:14-22 did for Noah. And what about my Psalms 15? Definitely a Selah moment.
These verses in Genesis 6 not only established physical instructions on how to build an ark but were more importantly a promise‚Ä¶a covenant given by God to Noah and his family‚Ä¶a covenant honored and fulfilled by God through the obedience of Noah (Genesis 6:18, 22). God gave instructions and made covenant. Noah listened and walked in obedience. As a result he and his family were kept safe, reaping the fulfillment of God‚Äôs promise to them.
Can the obedience of ‚Äúone‚ÄĚ make the difference for a whole family‚Ä¶a whole nation? Just ask Jesus. He made a difference and still does and He did it living as a man walking out a life of abiding in and being obedient to the Father. And now He lives in us and we in Him, thereby creating the ultimate ark. Just another Selah moment.
My beloved friend, full of grace and truth, do not move from a place of relationship and communion based on love back to any aspect of religion and law. Do not be deceived into performing in order to receive approval or love. Love is not earned. It was given once and for all through My sacrifice and that will never change. Love continues to give and give and give without expectation of repayment.
If you look it up in the dictionary prophecy can mean to tell of a future event in order to reveal the will of a deity or be seen as a prediction, a foretelling, foresight or insight. The act of predicting or foretelling is most often what scares or at the very least concerns many believers. Either they discard the value and legitimacy of prophecy or leave it up to someone more qualified or gifted.
Prophecy is often looked at as something the so called ‚Äúnational or local church leaders‚ÄĚ engage in and can be seen as something reserved for a select gifted few. It can be seen as something operating on a grand scale in regard to nations and/or governments with little relation to everyday life and experiences. Prophecy is also seen as something a Prophet visiting a local church or conference might engage in. This is indeed true, but prophecy is much more than that.
Whether it’s a spiritual staircase you are supposed to climb; an area of brokenness you feel you are supposed to share; a difficult situation you must engage; or a desire of your heart that you finally have the confidence to pursue…it is in these many “different” situations, different lives and different hearts that God is saying the same thing.
I am here to hover over any faint, empty, confused, wilderness places in you which hold only a shadow of things to come‚ÄĒto hover, brood, overshadow places which hold only shadows of all I have called you to be‚ÄĒto hover over areas of darkness, ignorance, sorrow and misery which equals wrong thinking.
“Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand” (Psalms 20:6 NIV).
It is My pleasure to journey with you, to lead you forth with victory in the midst of any place you find yourself in. You must rejoice and have [...]
“When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” (John 10:4-5 NIV)
When Moses spoke to the rock, [...]
“It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit--depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm]” (Deuteronomy 31:7-9 Amplified).
Take lessons from the children of Israel and [...]