Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ezekiel 5-8: Unexpected Fulfillment

Ezekiel 7:25-26
Amplified Bible (AMP)

25 Distress, panic, and destruction shall come, and they [of Judah] shall seek peace, and there shall be none.

26 Calamity shall come upon calamity and rumor shall be upon rumor, and they shall seek a vision of the prophet; and the law and instruction shall cease from the [distracted] priest and counsel from the [dismayed] elders.

Sin amongst God's people caused the turmoil and the lack of hearing God as written in the above verses, but the opposite occurs when sin is identified and dealt with by crying out to God in our weaknesses.

Many years ago, I had a very specific word from the Lord.  He gave me a specific date, which I believed was the answer to what I had been praying regarding an extremely difficult situation.  I desired unity, but knew there was no way it would occur without God's miraculous intervention.

This intense supernatural experience began just after I had fallen asleep.  A bright light awoke me, and I heard an audible voice with a specific date...Saturday, 6/21/2008.  I felt like this was the promised day of unity.  So I waited and longed for the day, but the "appointed time" came and seeing no change in the physical tempted me to believe I had been duped by the evil one, yet again. 

Many changes have occurred since that day back in 2008, and "unity" seemed like only an impossible dream.  Honestly, I pretty much had forgotten about the promise; it couldn't have been God, or it would have been fulfilled, right?

Fast forward six years. 

This past Saturday, I celebrated my wonderful Mother's life by formally saying goodbye to her at her funeral service.  The day began will an early morning rainbow. ( I didn't see it, but I heard about it.)  I loved my Momma very much, but my emotions were steady and still.  I could feel the prayers being offered on behalf of me and my family. 

It turned out that unity's seed sprouted Saturday morning, 6/21/2014, exactly six years after God's promise.  I had forgotten, but God did not!

What a beautiful comfort to my soul during a time of earthly loss.  Yes, I did hear my heavenly Father!!!  I see this unexpected fulfillment as a down payment of increased unity within the body of Christ. 

My Mother was a "Treasure Seer."  She ALWAYS saw the good God had placed in each person.  She saw past the "dirt" directly into the heart of a person, and this characteristic births unity.  I believe her mantle, her calling and gifting from God, is now being offered to the Church.

Will we accept the offer to be empowered as "Treasure Seers"?  With my whole heart, I want it.  I want it for the Body of Christ, too!  

Brother and Sisters in Christ.  Let's receive this offer of unity, which can only occur as the Lord opens our eyes to see as He does with love and directly into the heart of each one we contact.  Let us bring unity to where separation has occurred.  In the name of the Great and Awesome King of Kings and Lord or Lords, Jesus, AMEN!!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Ezekiel 1-4: The Serpent is Trampled

I am a runner. To vary my workouts, I change up my running routes. My newest route takes me over a dirt road beside a creek. While running, I noticed a snake which had been squished most probably by a passing car. As I ran yesterday, I ran over the flattened snake then the Lord showed me the symbolism.

The car represents what Jesus did on the cross. He crushed the head of the serpent (satan). Jesus power trumped the power of the evil one. As I run here on earth, I run over the crushed snake; it's power is already defeated. I am free to keep running my race, doing the things God has called me to accomplish here in this life! No power of hell can stop me, because Jesus has won!!!

The evil one's attempts to seduce by whispering lies and using the spirit of fear to control, BUT the serpent is crushed. Fear's attempts are useless as long as we (I) remember the crushed serpent. Fear of men, their judgments, their "behind door" conversations hold no power.

Ezekiel 2:6
Amplified Bible (AMP)

6 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words; though briers and thorns are all around you and you dwell and sit among scorpions, be not afraid of their words nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a *rebellious house.

My God certainly has a way of encouragement! Yesterday morning, I had the choice to succumb to the fear of men or to obey the voice of His Spirit. I chose the listen and obey the Spirit and deny the voice of fear. The result was a young man who desperately needs the Lord witnessed the actions of one who loves the Lord with all of her heart and demonstrates that love with abandoned worship. Obedience resulted in a young man's heart being exposed to passionate worship!

The serpent is crushed. Life results. Keeping running. Keep listening. Keep obeying!

Spirit of the Living God, You have empowered us to run our earthly race.  We run over the crushed serpent; it holds no power over us!  Thank You for Your grace!  In the name of Victorious Jesus!  AMEN!!!

*Note:  I was not in an atmosphere of a "rebellious house" though the evil one still attempted to stir the fear of men.