Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fountains of Living Water: A New Season

I believe God showed me in a dream last night that the new season I am entering will be difficult, but will yield many blessings. Jesus even named the season in the dream, but I can't recall it now. Heart to heart relationships during this season, will cause unity to flow. Similar circumstances and trials bind us together.

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


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- Dec. 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

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Consecrated Graduates From Art Institute

Consecrated graduated from the Art Institute of York (Formerly known as the Bradley Academy for Visual Arts) with an Associates Degree of Specialized Technology in Computer Animation this morning.

He was part of the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

Congratulations, my dear son!!!!


Some of his work is posted on this link.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Back to the Future: Jesus is Healing Our Past and Setting Up Our Future by Luke Holter

Hope, Identity and Breakthrough

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.

Luke Holter
Prophetic Sheep Ministries

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book Review: Tilly

As my readers know, I volunteer for my local pregnancy center on a weekly basis. A few weeks ago, Donna, the client services director recommended that I read the novel, Tilly, by Frank E. Peretti.

I enjoyed the easy to read format, but more than that, the deep content revealed in its pages. The theme of this story is forgiveness, restoration, hope, and the power of Jesus' blood to wash away our most grievous sins.

Sin always comes with a price tag, and its cost may be our emotional health, BUT Jesus mercy and grace prevail!!!!

This book is not for the very young reader, because of the images of abortion portrayed through words.

Read this book if you desire an increase in compassion for women who have been deceived by the world to think that abortion is a personal "choice."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beautiful Grace: Thought For the Day

I love it when I plan to tell Jesus about all the "stuff" going on in my life, and He tells me to just lay in His Presence and soak Him in. Suddenly, the "stuff," which still remains, fades into the background, and He becomes my focus.

How I love You, Jesus!!! I love You so much more than the things of this world!!!!

Psalm 73:28

"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

Beautiful Grace: Thought For the Day

One of the biggest challenges faced in this life is not losing heart while pursuing a close, heart to heart relationship with Jesus. Others may view this attempt as the grasping of religion, but no matter what others think, Jesus knows!

Proverbs 29:25

"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."