Thursday, December 31, 2009
Take heart, Beloved, Jesus knows the season we are in. He is with us!!! He will be with us now and forever!!!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Beloved, I have already brought warnings to you to guard your heart with all diligence. Be aware that the enemy is roaring around, looking for those who will get in his most dangerous territory through allowing their emotions to run wild. Guard your thoughts and emotions, and refuse to allow the devil to bring discouragement, disappointment and depression. Rise up and embrace My joy, says the Lord, and be strengthened in your inner man. Draw near to me, and place your hope in My love for you. Resist the devil, for there is no temptation too great for you to overcome.
1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
He was part of the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
Congratulations, my dear son!!!!
I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!!
Some of his work is posted on this link.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I have found myself charged by the Lord as of late to call the Church into a place of hope, identity, and breakthrough. Many in the Body are dealing with great grief, and are looking to their past and letting hurts, failures, and mistakes determine where they go in their future. God is committed to us coming into a place where we align ourselves with our true identities as children of God. God desires to give us good gifts, to bless us, and to give us a future.
God wants us to be healed from our painful history and to find our identity in Jesus. "The issues" that make up who we are and how we live are found in "how we relate to our past and what we think of Jesus." Finding the grace in God to overcome your past is the key to what will unlock our hearts to move forward and into 2010—with wholeness. The Holy Spirit will reveal to us the places where we are held captive by bitterness, anger, and shame.
Our identity must first be established in our relationship with God or in intimacy with God. Our relationship with God is grounded as we encounter His thoughts and affections toward us. You have to know that your current circumstances are not punishment for some way you have failed God. If we have a confident relationship with Papa, we will not be waiting for the other shoe to drop, but instead we will overcome the negative aspects of our history and start to walk in confidence and purpose. If we agree with Heaven and literally start speaking the biblical truth of who we are before God, we will begin to soften and become accessible for healing.
A Vision of Healing the Past
The Holy Spirit walked me through a vision, where I saw a large group of people lined up in front of me, and showed me how He literally went into each person's past.
In one instance the Holy Spirit went in through the eyes of a woman in front of me, and He took me to this woman's bedroom when she was a child. She was lying on her side, crying in bed, and I watched as Holy Spirit started to cup His hands around her feet and breathed into His hands. This little girl started to slowly light up with a warm glow as if light was coming from inside of her and glowing through her skin.
I was then pulled back in front of this grown woman, tears were rolling down her face as she said, "I forgive you, dad." The Holy Spirit had literally gone back in time to when she was an abused little girl, and He healed that place in her heart.
Next, I saw an older man standing in line, and again I went on a journey with Holy Spirit and saw this man much younger sitting on his sofa, sobbing. His wife was explaining to him that she didn't love him anymore and was leaving him for another man. The man was left alone sobbing on his sofa as she said goodbye.
Then I watched as Holy Spirit rushed to him and started to put His hands around this young man's heart and breathe. The same event took place as above, and I saw this young man with a warm glow. Then again, I was pulled back and saw the older man now with tears rolling down his face. The man was looking straight forward and said, "I forgive you, sweetheart."
This was what was taking place with everyone in line. They were all allowing the Holy Spirit to go deep into their pain, hurts, and disappointments to heal them. God then said, "I am literally going back in time for the sake of your future."
Everyone in this line had luggage in their hands, and now at the front of the line was an airplane. Written on the side of the airplane was the phrase, "Acceleration to 2010," and I heard a voice in Heaven say, "If you're boarding the promises of God, you have to check your baggage." The luggage was too big and heavy to take on board this airplane of acceleration and had to be handed over to Jesus before boarding. As people chose to hand the luggage over to Jesus, He took their baggage from them.
We need to let go of the baggage in our lives and move forward with Him. God is dedicated to us going into our future—healed up and restored. We have so many wonderful things in our future as we grow in Christ Jesus, and our heart responses to situations that have hurt us are vital in our journey.
Let's choose to be brave and allow the Holy Spirit to go into our past so we can be made whole and released into our future! Make a decision today to not hold captive those past wounds and failures, but to trust Jesus with our past, present, and future. Today the Father wants us to choose to forgive.Declarative Prayer: Father, we trust You and give You permission to go into the deep places of our history and do a work of healing. Jesus, we forgive those who may have hurt us out of ignorance or even malice and we choose to give them to You.
I want you the reader to literally say, "Jesus, I give You 'person's name' and everything that this person did to me, Lord please forgive them." We invite You, Holy Spirit, to even now begin a work in our own hearts toward daily forgiveness. We choose to let these past hurts go for the sake of our future.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Prophetic Sheep Ministries
Elijah List Reprint
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
How I love You, Jesus!!! I love You so much more than the things of this world!!!!
"But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works."
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, ...and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
May you be encouraged to press through that which has been hindering your abandoned worship of King Jesus! Nothing past, present or future can stop us from clinging to our beautiful Savior!!!
With Much Love...
by Chuck Peirce
Take your limits off of yourself! This is a time of enlargement and fulfillment. Your testings have produced new boundaries of authority in your life. Break old judgments that you have levied against yourself and others. See yourself and describe yourself the way God sees and describes you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Yes, times have been difficult, but in the midst of your testings the Lord has a done a great work in you. You are not the same this season as you were last season.
Resist legalistic tactics that prevent you from worshipping in a new way. Robert Heidler says this: “We must learn to discern between the wheat of grace and the tares of legalism. They look alike. They grow together. Grace is based in faith working through love. Legalism is based in fear and control which are workings of witchcraft. Religion and legalism will morph together to form witchcraft. Legalism ‘bewitches’ people into believing that after beginning by grace they can advance through legalism.”
In this season you must rehearse the Word! We must meditate on what God says until the power of that revelation enters our bloodstream and cell structure. We must learn to worship and minister in our homes. This is allowing our gifts to be activated in new ways in small groups. When the time comes that we are not free, we will already know how to continue in our homes. Take the points below and use them to speak into your life and the environment around you.
Linda Heidler is a Scribe in God’s House. She tries to capture the revelation that is coming forth each time we meet for corporate prayer, discuss in meetings what the Lord is saying from heaven, and when someone is prophesying. We then “watch” with this revelation. You do war with the prophetic word God gives you. I have a book about this called God’s Now Time For Your Life. Each week we send out prophetic words in our emailers to encourage you. I also prepare a daily prophetic devotion for you. Now, we will attempt to encapsulate 10 Points to help you war. From the last two weeks, here are TEN KEY REVELATORY WAR POINTS for you to decree into your atmosphere.
In the season of “AYIN or “The Eye”, when God opens your eyes to the demonic realm in a greater dimension, we must see beyond the dark structure that we have discerned and view into the realm of God. The Lord is showing you the demonic so you will know what is resisting you or that which will attempt to block or discourage you. When you see these foes, do not be overwhelmed. Remember Elijah saw the “word and the demon gods” that Jezebel was aligned with and ran from his position of authority (1 Kings 19:1-2). This postponed the Lord’s plan to change the government of Israel.
The Spirit of God is giving you the prophetic revelation you need before you need it. Be alert to LOOK AGAIN at what He has already said to you in the past seasons. He will now refresh His voice so you can gain the revelation you need now and see a manifestation of His grace and promise in your life.
Like on a train, God has released engineering and conducting angels. The Spirit of God wants many things engineered (as in construction) and conducted (as in electricity) in this season. We are entering into a new 16 year Building Season. The apostolic leaders that are being raised up today will be downloading Heaven’s building plan for His Kingdom projects. Invite these angels as messengers to bring God’s plans.
God will be sending some of His people into dark structures. Do not fear the darkness. He will give you “night vision” to see a path of righteousness through any unrighteous structure. This will be like moving in the Gulf Stream through the normal ocean currents. The Gulf Stream is a warm stream that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, goes through the Florida Straits and into the colder waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The demon forces will part like the Red Sea and will be held back while God’s children go into their new assignments. Look at all GIANTS as your food.
We must go up to the source of the river. Just do not be looking at “jumping in the river” this season, but go to the source where the river is beginning. Go to the high places. Topple old Thrones of Iniquity, follow the river down, and break all dammed structures. Find your supply sources that have been held up in the last season. God is opening our eyes to see those in need and is filling our mouths with the word that will bring them past the plan of the enemy.
There is a shout rising from us that will cause God to meet us with His shout. He will open the fountains of the deep to release the revelation for how to enlarge our tents and walk forward in this season. There is a shout deep in your belly where the “springs of living waters” exist. Play skillfully with this shout as it rises and flows from your mouth (Psalm 33).
There is a new drink bubbling up within us that will expel bitterness, pain and sorrow.
God will open our eyes to things we could not see in the last season so that He can activate the vision within us and finish what He has begun in us. He is Alpha and Omega. Alpha will show you what needs to be finished. Omega will show you how to walk things to the end.
God is making our minds new. The crowns you received in the last season need to be cast at His feet. Those crowns were meant to be given to our Lord and not worn into this season. He is fitting us and giving us new crowns to present to Him. He is putting new turbans on our heads and developing a new mindset for a new season. Read Zechariah 3.
- You will see Babylon arise in a new way. Do not fear. The kingdoms of the world are becoming His. This happens by us being sent like Daniel to be the greatest influencers in the Babylon system.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
May my personal times and seasons be an encouragement to you!!!
8/8/09 "New Beginnings, You Embrace My Heart."
8/15/09 "Do Not Despise the Day of Small Beginnings, For Little by Little the Enemy is Driven From the Land."
8/22/09 "Teach Me to War With Love, For It is the Most Powerful Weapon."
8/29/09 "Rest in Me; Be Still Before Me; Worship Me. It is I Who Break the Bonds. I Am the One Who Removes the Parasite. You Must Not Struggle in Body or in Soul. You Have Been Called to Worship Me, Spend Time With Me; Dance with Me; Lay Before Me, Beautiful Grace. Have I Not Promised to Shoot the Arrows?"
9/5/09 "The Irony of Answered Prayer"
9/12/09 "A Dream, A Word, A Life"
9/19/09 "Who You Are is God's Gift to You. What You Do with Yourself is Your Gift to God."
9/26/09 "Call Forth the Seed."
10/3/09 "Even a Hint of Gray on White, Still Darkens the Light."
10/10/09 "Gentleness and Calmness Prevent or Put to Stop Great Offenses."
10/17/09 "A New Season, A New Path"
10/24/09 "You Cover Me With the Shadow of Your Wings."
10/31/09 "A New Day Has Dawned."
11/7/09 "He Will Not Allow My Foot to Slip."
With Much Love...
Friday, November 6, 2009
"He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved;
Last night's dream:
I was walking over freshly mopped floors through the hallways of a school. I was concerned that I would slip on the wet floors, but I kept walking without slipping.
Part of this morning's Bible reading included Psalm 121! God was telling me that even though I am walking over slippy areas, He will not allow my foot to slip or be moved!!!
Thank You, my Jesus, for Your encouragement. It's just one of the very many reasons that I love You!!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- Play- Have fun while working.
- Be There- When you're with someone, really BE with them.
- Make Their Day-Treat someone to a compliment or encourage them.
- Choose Your Attitude- You job may be difficult and stressful, but you still have the choice to be happy and upbeat.
Have a Fishy Day!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
These pictures were taken from a local mountain overlooking the beautiful valley in which I live. It was the peak of the season's brilliant colors last weekend, and I wanted to capture the awesome handiwork of God. Unfortunately, it was overcast and rainy causing the valley below to be rather muted in color.
You can see more mountains in the distance all part of the famous Appalachian Mountains chain. Look closely and you will see the river that runs through my valley.
On clear days the patchwork of farm fields and towns variegate the landscape. I hope to be able to capture my valley in each season.
Thank You, Jesus, for displaying your glory through nature! I am grateful to be a witness to Your awesome magnificence!!!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Disclaimer: This psychological term was presented by a confessed humanist, BUT truth is truth no matter how God inspires it.
Thank you to all who prayed for me today. I had no contact with the patients, but I did get to know the hearts of some of the administrative staff. :)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I am excited to be able to pursue a job where I can actually walk out my life goal...to walk out love and not just talk about it.
Many of those affected by mental illness just need the love of God to be demonstrated to them in tangible ways. I desire to be a vessel of love for the Lord.
I will tentatively begin this new phase in my career on October 26th.
Thank you all for praying!
With Much Love....
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Even though the weather was overcast with a misty, light rain, many people hungry to see God's "Holy Experiment" of Pennsylvania come to fulfillment.
Local pastors and churches, united in one cause, gathered together to call forth the "seed of a nation." A seed where the governing bodies and people of this wonderful state would line up with the call and purposes of Heaven, and in doing so, lead this great nation to the one, true God and His ways.
Personally, I had the sense that yesterday was a "For such a time as this" day. A day for which God created this woman, to pray passionately for Heaven to invade this land, to worship through singing and dancing in the rain (AWESOME), and to reach out to other sons and daughters with the Love only Jesus can impart.
The story of Pennsylvania and its prophetic call are written in the the book, The Seed of a Nation, by Darrell Fields. I have not read this book yet, but I hope to soon.
Darrell Fields and his wife, Lorrie were in attendance yesterday, as well as Lou Engle, the leader of the nationally known gathering, "The Call."
Thank you to all who prayed for Pennsylvania yesterday. You were born "For such a time as this."
With Much Love...
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Spicy Cheese Ball with Crackers
Garlic and Cheddar Biscuits
Salad Topped with Mandarin Oranges, Mushrooms, and Cashews
Served in an Edible Tortilla Bowl
Twice Baked Potato
Mock Crab Cake
Garlic and Cheddar Biscuit
We were planning to go out to eat, but in order to be frugal, I made the meal myself. Strongman grilled the steaks of course.
Fire went to visit Nannie and Pappy, while Strongman and I feasted, rested and watched the movie, "While You Were Sleeping."
We ended the special day with Fire's soccer game. They are undefeated to date!!!
With Much Love...
Friday, September 18, 2009
As you know, Fire is playing for the local high school varsity soccer team this year. Currently, we are undefeated in our league, and last night's game marked a new milestone in the team's current standings.
After eight years of defeat by the local rival team, we won with a score of 5 to 1. Fire's jersey number is three. Look for his red hair. ;)
Auntie MA and Auntie JL, this is for you!
With Much Love...
Your Sissy, Beautiful Grace
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The interview this morning went well. I felt a peace when touring the child/adolescent unit at the Psychiatric Institute. The clincher for me was the sign on a closet door adjacent to the nursing station, “Who you are is God’s gift to you. What you do with yourself is your gift to God.” Unknown
Prior to the interview, I asked for God’s peace to lead and for a sign for how to proceed. My awesome God literally gave me a sign.
PI has given me a conditional offer of employment contingent on positive references.
Thank you all for praying; you’re AWESOME!!!!!
With Much Love…
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
If you think of me on Wednesday (tomorrow) morning, please pray that God would make his will clear during the interview, one way or another.
Thanks a bunch!
With Much Love…
P.S. Strongman has had many calls for work, since restarting his business. He told me it would take about three weeks to get it all completed...Yay, Jesus!!!! :)
Monday, September 14, 2009
"I Will Pour Out My Supernatural Favor Even this Moment, for I Am Going to Bring Redemption From Areas You Thought Were Lost"
This word by Eileen Fisher touched me personally, and I know it will touch many of you. I received it through the Elijah List Ministries in this morning's e-mail. May you all be blessed by it.
With Much Love...
The following prophetic word was given by Eileen Fisher on August 8, 2009 during her weekly Prophetic School of the Holy Spirit meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Lord says: "I have called you by name; I have seen you in the valleys, and I have seen you looking for a path. You have followed the rivers, hoping it would lead you up to the mountains, up to the high places, to experience My holiness where you can worship Me in spirit and in truth. I say I am not only Lord of the mountains, but I am also Lord of the valley.
"I say this night I would come to you in your valley, and I would prepare a banquet for you in the midst of your enemies. I would encourage you, I would command you to laugh at the snares and the plan of the enemy, for truly he is under My feet. If you are inside Me, then he is under your feet also.
"For I am going to strengthen you tonight by My Spirit," says the Lord. "For I am pouring oil on your heads; oil will be the ointment of worship, it will be the oil of praise, it will be the oil of thanksgiving. For you have gone through a season of persecution and misunderstanding; not like the Saints of old, but today people have given you accusing looks and words of accusation, which has caused despondency and discouragement in your hearts where you have begun to doubt in My goodness, in My faithfulness, and in My all-knowingness.
"I Will Not Desert You; I Am the Good Shepherd Who Comes and Finds My Own"
"For I am the 'I Am,' and I am bidding you by My Spirit to flow in My Spirit stronger. As you flow in Him stronger He will strengthen you. For you cannot come into My Spirit without being strengthened. For He is called Strengthener and Counselor. I command you tonight to develop intimacy stronger in quiet, still times in My presence.
"For I Am going to pour out my fragrance," says the Lord. "The stench of abandonment is going to be released away from My people. The enemy has come to sow in the hearts of My own a spirit of abandonment. He has tried to fill the void with religion. He has tried to cause My people to be so sensitive to people around them, but this will change: they will become more sensitive to My Spirit.
"For I will pour out My Spirit stronger than what you have experienced. I will give visitations upon visitations on My own. For tonight revelation is going to be given to you, and I Am pouring this into your understanding right now," says the Lord.
"As you have come to seek My face, My face is seeking your heart. I am going to tug on your heart with counsel," says the Lord, "till you know that you know I Am the Counselor and the soon coming King."
"You Have Been In a Season of Training—You Are Going to Grow in the Favor of Your God"
"I am going to raise My people up into high places, not in the natural but in the Spirit, until they learn to rule and reign down upon the earth through My Spirit. For I promise you, the flesh that has been buffeted has been in a season of training—painful training.
"Some of you have had such groans in your spirit, for you have not known why I have been so strict with you. Why I have set you aside and trimmed away excess fat. Why I have trimmed away ambition. Why I have even trimmed away the favor that you have had with man. I would tell you this tonight, because you are going to grow in the favor of your God. As you grow in this favor it will not be mixed or blended with the favor of the flesh of man, for that would taint it," says the Lord your God.
"But instead I will pour out My supernatural favor even this moment as I speak it over you," says your Savior. "For I am going to bring redemption from areas you thought were lost. I am going to calm your fears, for the enemy has truly come and he has tried to stir up a hornet's nest to bring into your hearts unrest. For I would say unto you, Well done! I have broken many unruly spirits; I have put them under My Lordship. I have put them, and I have placed them carefully and tenderly in positions for My Kingdom's sake."
"For you are going to know and have it settled, that truly greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Be prepared for this to be proven," says the Lord your God. "For I will give you dreams, I will give you visions, I will quicken your understanding, and I will mature your spirits to a level that you will be so spiritually minded, that you will become earthly good.
"I say unto you, the earth is the Lord's and all that is in it. I recall what you are made of, but I also recall what you are made for: My glory," says the Lord. "My glory will lift My own head through your heads. For I am even touching your eyes tonight," says the Lord. "For you will begin to see, taste and sense My Spirit.
"Be not content with the soulish favor of man, for it is entrapment, and a snare to My Spirit. For your soul and My Spirit do not mix. My Spirit heals your soul, and your soul is being held captive by My Spirit to be restored and renewed. I am taking discouragement off of you, and I am taking and placing in you new hope and new vision.
"I promise you, the crossroads you are now standing in, I will be the Man who stands in the center for you. Just as I am the ruler of the universe, I will be your crossing guard. Remember My Cross; My Cross will guard you and I will point you in the direction of My Spirit. Though others would laugh and others would not understand, I will provoke them to jealousy for the power you will walk in. For I have called you a hidden vessel; I have called you a treasure, set aside, prepared, able and now ready to be used," says the Lord your God.
Eileen Fisher Ministries
Saturday, September 12, 2009
PA Awake: a Day of Prayer, Worship and Declaration to Rediscover Pennsylvania's Purpose, on September 26th
By Aimee Herd (September 7, 2009)
"If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him....Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." –William Penn
From out of the history of William Penn, after which the state of Pennsylvania is named, comes a call to return to Penn's vision of a God-honoring government, and individual lifestyle.
PA Awake is a gathering, much like those of The Call, where hundreds come together to pray, worship God and declare God's purposes for their state and country. It will be held on September 26th (rain or shine) from noon to 6pm, at the Skyline Sports Complex, City Island, Harrisburg, PA. There is no charge, however registration is necessary so adequate parking can be arranged.
William Penn's life may not be familiar to many, but he was touched by God at an early age after attending a Quaker meeting. In an attempt to rid him of his spiritual quest, Penn's father sent him to attend Oxford when he was 16, but he was soon expelled because he rejected institutionalized religion, seeking instead an authentic Christian message.
At one point Penn was sent to the Tower of London, where he used the time to write the first draft of his book No Cross No Crown, from which a quote reads: "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."*
Penn eventually was granted a large area west and south of New Jersey by King Charles II. Penn named it Sylvania (Latin for woods or forest) but Charles later changed it to Pennsylvania. (Tapestry depicting Holy Experiment/QuakerInfo.com)
William Penn envisioned a democratic system of government that "with full freedom of religion, fair trials, elected representatives of the people in power, and a separation of powers,"** ideas which later helped form the US Constitution. His understanding of the Gospel also led him to form a peace treaty and friendship with the area Native American tribes, making sure that they were paid fairly for their lands.** This vision of Penn's Pennsylvania was what he called a "Holy Experiment," and an example to the nations.
It is in this spirit—an authentic pursuit of God, and the honor of God and the Gospel in government, the state and the country—that PA Awake will meet on September 26th. Prior to the main event, there will be two "Pre-event Worship Rallies" held on Monday, 9/14 and 9/21, 7pm at Life Center Ministries.
To watch the PA Awake video, CLICK HERE. To watch an informative and inspiring message about William Penn, CLICK HERE.
For more information about PA Awake, follow the source link provided.
(*from QuakerInfo.com / **from US History.org)
Source: PA Awake
If you haven't already watched the video, please do so. The actors in it are some of the great people with whom I worship Jesus. Also, if you can't attend the event, please pray for my wonderful state of Pennsylvania on September 26th.
With Much Love...