Declaring The Future Prophecy


And it was the most powerful scripture in the Old Testament besides the messianic Psalms, which speaks of the resurrection of the body.

Read; Isaiah 26:19- “But your dead will live; their bodies will rise.

You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.

Yes, when you look further down in verse 20 it speaks to his people to go to “their rooms and shut their doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.”

Sound familiar? Yes, it sounds very much like…the Passover. Yes, it is all the deliverance of Israel from her enemies and the Lords dealing with the sins of the nations. He speaks of the “Lord’s devastation of the earth.” (Isaiah 24)

Then He shall be dealing with Jacob to atone for his sin.It is, after all, referred to as, the time of Jacob’s trouble,” or the “tribulation.” Which I do not believe the bride(the believers) is going to experience. I know, some believers think that we are going to be on this earth for some or all of Jacobs trouble, however, according to my studies, this is just not part of the Lord’s plan for His bride.

It is not a doctrine that divides believers, however, it’s just a matter of opinion, but the Lord tells us in scripture that, “it has not been appointed for His church to see wrath.” And I have seen many other scriptures to support the fact that the bride will be taken away, to the wedding feast, for a period of 7 years, which would be appropriate for the period of silence listed in Revelation. This would explain the time of Jacobs Troubles, which is clearly meant to bring those who cannot see nor hear to Him. He says thatThat every nation shall gather against Israel and He shall return. At this point He shall return. And they shall see the one “whom they have pierced and they shall mourn. 

It is at this point when every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess, “That Jesus Christ is Lord!

Why Am I So Special?


 
 

He leaves the 99 to go after the one

 

I was still sick the last few days.  In fact I had to bow out of a fundraiser yesterday. But, when I did, I assumed it was because the Lord did not want me there anyway. 

 I did happen to celebrate Passover and would not fail to give thanks to the Lord for all He had done on this special night. It is so symbolic for all of us, Jew and Gentile and we are approaching Easter as well. 

But last night I was coughing all night again and had finished the round of antibiotics and my side was just aching. 
I must have most run down immune system in the last few years. I have been to the doctor’s and er more than my whole life. This is getting ridiculous. But now I had gone to an urgent care clinic and after all the medicine was over, I was left with more problems and still no answers. I never had the original doctor actually test for anything.
So today I went right to the hospital non emergency clinic for some answers.
Well, before I went my son and daughter prayed for me. I told them I just felt like crap and I was not able to get rid of that pain in my lungs. They could hear me coughing all the time anyway and I’m pretty sure they were getting tired of It was cute to hear my son saying, “and Lord if my mommy feels convicted about anything, let her know what it is.” Why I outta!” lol (Hmmm, then I did..cause immediately I thought, his dad probably taught him to say that) so of course I had to repent immediately. Geesh! What a battle was going on in my mind while my son was praying.
Yes, I know sickness can come from doors that are opened to the enemy in our lives. Sometimes.If a person is suffering or fearful and they have very   obvious sin in their lives, it’s usually a no-brainer. I say that, however, even after telling some people they do not act in obedience to the direction of the Holy Spirit and then it is called grieving the Holy Spirit. Some people are warned by the Lord and He tells them in scripture, “stop sinning or something worse may happen.” I don’t even make mention to people about this, because it just gets into “shooting the messenger.” This is why the prophets in the Old Testaments were never popular. Always a buzz kill.
 But this isn’t always the reason for sickness or tribulation.
Job was a righteous man and remember his friends thought he was being persecuted  by God. The enemy had to receive permission to torment him.His premise was that Job would not be quite so righteous if the Lord didn’t bless Him so much.  So this is not always the case. Sometimes it is a test of our faith. So be careful to bless the Lord at all times.
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Earlier in the day I was planting some seeds with my son. He had given me some sunflower seeds and I bought some topsoil. I was raking out the weeds.
I thought of the parable of the seeds and the Lord speaking of ” some seeds falling on stony ground and never taking root. Some fall into the soil and are choked out by weeds.(meaning the cares of this world) Some take root in fertile soil and bear much fruit. He speaks about the seed being planted and the enemy comes to steal the seed the minute it is planted.”
All of this is the word of God as it relates to us. I was really interested in this as I was planting and watching this. I could almost pick out the people in my life that I could compare this to as well. The stony, the weeds, the fertile soil that bore fruit that fed others and had more and more. At one point in my life I looked at “spiritual children”that I had next to me in church and was amazed to see their children and on and on! When the Lord opened my spiritual eyes to this scripture and showed me the true meaning, he reminded me that one day we see all of our fruit that we have ‘born’ for the kingdom when we arrive.
We just keep sowing and planting.
Later my sons dad came over to get him, I told my brother  and my daughter Iwas going to the hospital for some tests and I’d be gone for a little whle.
As I was sitting in the waiting room  there was some kind of turmoil breaking out with a young kid next to me. He was with his mom and dad and he started swearing.
I pulled out a prayer-book that I have in my purse and just began to meditate on some prayers and then I started praying for him and all of the people in the room. I felt the Holy Spirit telling me that I was “preparing the soil.
I saw a man who had been in the other waiting room being wheeled in to this room now. He was staring at me.
Now a police officer was in the room with us and apparently this kid had been the cause of an accident and fled the scene of the crime to come to the hospital. Hmmm, can’t hide from the Holy Spirit. He polices the world. He settled down and the officer told him his options. He still had to leave with crutches.
Now, I’m still praying, praying and something happens. The room, which was full is now empty…except two people. Me and the man in the wheelchair. He stealthily moves from his chair to the chair next to mine.
He moans in great pain and he reeks of alcohol. Whew!
My prayer-book, which is pretty plain. A little book but a bold title…is in hand.
He looks at me and says, “So what are you here for?” haha”Makes me think this is a pattern of behavior for this guy, but whatever the Lord wants.
Now I am starting to realize, that I’m not here for my reasons at all. Yes, that’s right. I’m the Lord’s servant. I go wherever He sends me. Today He brought me here. No, I didn’t have door open except to allow my Lord to send me to Gil. That’s his name.
“Well, I tell him, I went to the doctor and he told me I had bronchitis, but I still have problems with coughing, so I think they have to do x-rays. What about you.”
He tells me”Oh, I was changing the time on a clock and the ladder slipped and I said, wtf?! I fell on my back! ” yes his language was pretty racy even with kids in the room.
“Did the ambulance bring you? “I was going to let them but I decided to drive myself.”
“How could you drive like that? The Lord must have had a legion of angels to protect you,” I said. “Oh, no, I only have one on my right side.” he said
As we continued to talk, he asked me about my life and of course tried the “where’s your husband question.”
Yes,he wanted to know all about my life. I told him about a man who was in prison and he had been so angry and he told me that he didn’t fear men but of the things he didn’t understand he had great fear.This man said, “I can understand that.” Yes, I said, I always thought that was a petty wise statement.
“Hey, do you think I’ve ever been in prison?” He asked me. (Well, I wanted to say, there really isn’t any reason for me to believe you haven’t but I didn’t)
“Have you?”Then he showed me his pinky finger that had been sliced all the way down by the guys when he was released. He was cut down to the tendon and he said “What I did to them wasn’t very nice.” So you returned evil with evil.”
He used some choice words to describe what he did,but in his own way I’m guessing he thought he got his revenge.
At any rate, he was clearly undateable. lol
Seriously, I looked at him and said, do you know I went across the country to see a man before he died? A total stranger.
Another man who was released from prison to give him a birthday cake he’d never had.
At that moment he looked at me as if it had just dawned on him that I was not the woman he had thought I was “you’re not one of those”
“Servants of the Lord?” Oh, yes, when I first saw you sitting in the main lobby I knew it was you.” I told him.
“What?! Why am I so special?”
Now, I saw it…what I see all the time when the Holy spirit touches someone and takes the heart of stone an replaces it with a heart of flesh.
“Because I said, He is the Good Shepherd who leaves the 99 sheep and goes to find the one who is lost.”
“The Lord is concerned about the very least of these and they are the greatest of all to Him.” At this I saw his eyes well up with tears. He wasn’t acting quite as cocky right at this moment.
“Why didn’t he catch me when I fell off the Ladder?”
I started to laugh considering his circumstances, because I was wondering all along if he had been drinking when he was on the ladder, which may have been what cushioned the fall.
“You didn’t die, did you? “No, he answered.
“Well then I’d say He did catch you.  Because, no you didn’t. But He did. die. He died for you.Did you know that?”
“Yes, he said.” As if it really was no big deal. Not as big a deal as him falling off of a ladder anyway.
“I’m Catholic.” Oh, here we go again, with that silly security blanket that can’t do anything for anyone. (A Catholic that also has fallen off of a ladder,hmm…wonder if there’s a saint for that)
“Hey, when you die and stand before the Lord, He sure isn’t going to ask you anything except did you accept HIM  as your savior. PERIOD, END of STORY!!!!
Then he points to his back as if he is a true believer and tells me, ” well I have a tattoo of Philippians 4:13 on me somewhere. It says…Um”
Now I have all the word in me, but I can honestly tell you scripture and verse, I’m not too proficient at, but the Holy Spirit brought it right to the tip of my tongue. And Gil had no idea, what the verse was at all even though it’s written on his own body. I said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” “That’s right!” He said! “How did you know that?””
“Well, you know what? The only weapon of our warfare that does any harm against the enemy is “the Word of God.” You are wearing it on your body.You need to remember this if someone tells you that you need surgery or you are falling. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“Are you bs** me?” “No I”m helping you! Do you remember when Jesus was fasting in the desert for 40 days? The devil came to him and said, “Hey , you’re God, why don’t you turn these stones into bread? And the Lord said what? “It is written, Thou shalt not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God!” So now you have Gods word written on you.  You probably just did it as a fashion statement in prison, but it’s a very powerful tool against your enemy. You have at least one scripture you can use. That’s a start.”
All of a sudden in unison, a woman was banging on the door and a nurse was calling my name. Gil wanted my number, which I was not going to give him.
I would be more than happy to point Him to Christ and to a church, but not engage him in a false hope of following a woman.
He begged please can I have your number. That’s just silly I thought. Like Peter said to the beggar, “silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give to you.’ I mean, I’m offering this man the riches of the kingdom of God and he wants my phone number! I just know that my Lord is laughing with me!
But the Lord will water those seeds if they fell into fertile soil.
My lungs were clear so I thanked the Lord for His healing touch and using me to serve Him any way He chooses.
I started to remember when I had fallen down back in the winter and the little episode with the doctor and his clinic that the Lord had taken me to.
What a strange journey that was and now every time I turn on the news I see another pain clinc being exposed, but it was that doctors day for the Lord to speak. The Lord doesn’t deal with entities. He deals with people. He doesn’t deal with corporations, He deals with souls.And when He does, He sends His servants.
He knows where He sending me because I wont shrink back.
As a servant we must realize that we did not come to this earth to “be served, but to serve.”

The Groaning of the Spirit


In Romans 8:22 we are told that “all of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

In verse 26 it says, “in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Last night, all night long, I experienced this. My left side hurt me. I was in excruciating pain, as I was diagnosed with bronchitis and my left lung was hurting every time I coughed. Yet I found myself having dreams of sorrow. And I was hearing the wind blowing outside my window, and the Lord reminded me of His own side being pierced and the blood and water that ran out. All the sorrow He experienced at that moment. Everything in his heart as it spilled out from his side. All the sorrow of the world.

Each time I woke up I heard groans from my own mouth and thought this was the Spirit pleading to the Father and tears were coming down from my cheeks. Now this has happened to me before, but last night it was one episode after another. At one point my daughter was walking down the hall and I actually thought she heard me. I wondered what in the world was causing me so much sorrow and at one point I remembered thinking of a man I pray for every night before I sleep. I believe he thinks he has committed the unforgivable sin. I think it was the reason for the confrontation by the two girls the other day. They were in some way, representatives for him.But the Lord has assigned me to certain people within the framework of my own company and uniquely linked me to them. A few of them have been threaded from my past as well. The Lord has used many incidents, both good and evil to knit all of us together in this, ‘coat of many colors’ This is how God works. Some has been identically linked to my father’s death. Nothing in the Lord’s plans are ever coincidental. They are always perfectly orchestrated and in His timing. Everything is meant to bring us to the place of understanding that we are not beyond our need of forgiveness, nor are any of these sins  “unforgivable.” Man has a way of not being able to “let themselves off the hook,” in life. Because of the lies of the enemy and this is what keeps them in the darkness. They seek absolution and it is the one thing that seems out of  reach. They are deceived into a false system of religion until the end. At some point a person begins to buy into the lie that, they always have time to cop a plea at the last breath. Who wants a life like this anyway? That isn’t the ‘abundant life’ that Christ had promised.

This is why I have been linked in the chain to these people. It has been keeping me up at nights, and groaning as verse 27 states, “And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Whatever the Spirit is praying for these people I know  it is breaking them, and it brings sorrow.

I have had many wicked spirits trying to stand as a human shield in efforts to stand in my way and almost discourage me, but it won’t work. I know my calling. I have been through a lot in my life and the enemy deceived me for a while. Yes, he almost made me run in terror, but I won’t forsake the ones I’ve been called to, so he can just flee now.”Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.(James 4:7)

 “He who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30) So I keep praying, “Lord give us time. Let them know they are forgiven. Let them stop trying to justify themselves and know that you’ve already done that for them.”

Where Does Authority Originate?


Make disciples

It is the Great Commission. We were also told by the Lord that He must leave this earth, so that He would be able to send the Holy Spirit and by doing this, we would have “all power and all authority,” that Christ also had on this earth.

What does this mean?
Well, all one must do is read the accounts of Christ and his ministry to see, what He did when He was on this earth.
When He said, all power and authority, that’s what He means!
  
If there are doubter’s out there, it’s because they haven’t experienced it, or they just don’t want to take the steps necessary to walk in it.
 It certainly  isn’t because of weakness on God’s behalf, but it would be because of our own. This is why He tells us to spend time in the Word, so that our faith which begins with a “mustard seed” may grow. For we each receive a measure of faith, which to build on, and it is up to each one, to continue to reach full potential. Of course, some never will do this. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” One first must come to this understanding, that God, indeed, exists, in order to begin to seek Him, and then He states, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him, must believe that He exists, and He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)  For those of us that have walked the walk, we are told to “make disciples.”
As  our faith grows, we begin to believe in the promises and as we believe, we start to walk in obedience to that Word.
“Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and Obey it.”
Once we begin to walk in obedience, we are submitting to His authority and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us, rather than being “self-governed.
Self-will is what destroyed man in the beginning and it is rebellion. This is what the Lord compared to as “witchcraft.” If it’s manipulation or any power other than the power of the Holy Spirit, it’s considered witchcraft to God.  People walking in rebellion will never have the anointing  which comes from walking in obedience to His word. Oh, sure maybe the false miracles from the other side, but that won’t last, and it always ends in destruction.
 
Now while I was quite young I realized that I had a love for the bible and Gods words. As I saw the truth I saw the power it conveyed. I also realized that I my perceptions of the world were different. I saw terms in black and white. I knew that ‘truth’ was absolute. Even as a young girl. I could see things that the average person  didn’t seem to see in the same light. At first I thought it  to be within the framework of  my own family, but realized it must have been a larger scope when I was noticed by the pastor of my church.It was after my initial conversion experience.
 
When he called me in for a meeting and I found  he was intrigued by this relationship that I had with the Lord. I was surprised myself at this meeting, since it was not something I had thought was quite so obvious to the naked eye What was it that he noticed? He told me, that my questions seemed profound to him, coming from someone my age. And he could see that I was different. Pastor Eggert. I loved him with a father’s type of love.  He never realized what an impact that meeting had on me. I had always wanted to go back and thank him, but alas, he died before I had the chance. Now, I will have to wait until I see him on the other side.
I can see it was a very similar experience to the Lord’s and wisdom is something that we are told to ask for and it is given liberally by God.
In Mark 6, Jesus went to his hometown, with his disciples. Remember, his disciples now had been following Him and knew the incredible things they had heard and seen and were astounded to be at His side. But coming to our local hangout is always a different story, isn’t it? Jesus began to teach and it said that, “many were amazed. Where did He get these things? What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that He does these miracles! Isn’t this the carpenter?”
I love this so much and always have! Always hidden until the time He decides He will make Himself known- and only to those who are humble enough to see Him for who He really is.  The ones who are  looking for a man of royalty or honor..will not find Him.
 When you look at a few verses later it states, “They took offense at Him.” Instead of seeking the wisdom of God, people “take offense.” That made me laugh. Sorry Lord. But I know you are laughing now too. It happens to me constantly. Every time I just want to go “What the?????”  It could be pride, defensiveness, or a host of other reasons. All I know is that Christ Himself wasn’t immune and neither are we.
All the wisdom of Christ is available to us and the same thing happens. 
We don’t receive our wisdom from textbooks. I had a keen understanding of this when I was quite young and at my first spiritual conversion.  
It was the purpose of the pastors the meeting with me. He wanted to understand, how I understood these deep reasonings as a child. When I pointed to scripture and told Him that I could see that Jesus had spoken these things and I could grasp this. Looking back on this pivotal meeting in my life, it was so very much like Jesus and Nicodemus, however, I had no idea, what had happened to me, and he wanted me to explain the regeneration experience. How can you tell someone, you’ve been born again, when you don’t know?   After all, he went to a seminary and they don’t teach about the ‘born again experience’ there either. It’s a ‘calling, which is more like a career choice. Sorry folks, but I grew up with the legalists, and that’s what it was. Everyone seemed to get a ‘calling’ to a convenient location too. Call me a bit cynical, but hey, I told you, I grew up with legalists. Very few of them, if any were truly ‘born again,’ so when this experience happened to me, Pastor Eggert wanted to know. He was, Nicodemus sneaking behind the Pharisees backs to find out what happened.
 
Now  I can tell you that that day, as we spoke the scriptures came to life. In Matthew 7:7″Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks, finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” It isn’t a magic formula. It’s a simple request from a child to a Father. And then I asked for wisdom, but God’s wisdom. And for the rest of my life the Lord granted my request. “When Jesus had finished saying these things the crowds were amazed at His teaching because He taught as one who had authority, not as teachers of the law.
I also understood that authority is not something conveyed upon man by other men.But it is granted by God to men. The least was the greatest of all. In the spiritual world they recognize this authority and they do one of two things, they hide from the Holy Spirit, or as Adam did, or they submit to Him in humility. On occassion they will challenge the authority and lie to the Holy Spirit and that is grief to me. This I know will be “hell to pay.” As in the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5. It would be better for a person to just hide then to lie to the Lord. So I would rather a person not even tell me anything than the courtroom drama.  The Lord gives His grace to the humble but He is opposed to the proud. He will deal with them in His own time.
A person will only submit to another if it is an authority given by God Himself. There is a spiritual hierarchy that exists, I’m fascinated when I see it in action.
It existed long before this world was created and will continue into eternity.
The spiritual kingdom has rulers and powers, and it has nothing to do with the powers of this world.Satan is the god of this world. This temporary, passing world of darkness. His promises, are false and he is the thief that comes to “rob, steal and destroy.”
But those powers recognize the Holy Spirit in the body of believers and the Holy Spirit reveals all truth to believers. You can’t help but see truth from deception when the Holy Spirit lives in you. Jesus Christ is the author of all truth. This is why I have found it difficult at times. I’ve wondered why everyone just doesn’t see  certain thing’s when they seem so clear or why they do certain things that are so cruel. Some things just seem plain as day and I get irritated, but that’s just it and what the Lord has been trying to show me in His word. It’s plain as DAY…most people are still in the NIGHT.
At times we tend to forget this power we carry and we walk in the flesh.
We constantly war against these spirits. They always want to engage us.
Always trying to defend their position of darkness, when there is no defense. Just today, I had two people trying to talk to me just the other day,  about someone else, almost like a tag team, and it was most bizarre. The person they were talking about isn’t even alive and they seemed to be making a case for her. The more they both talked, the more the Lord reminded me that they were testifying before the Holy Spirit.As I was wondering why they were saying these things to me, almost firing off statements in succession, I wondered at this, mock, trial. What in the world was this about? There really was no reason for them to be going on like this to me. I’m not trying a case and if anything they should have been defending the poor woman, who was no longer alive to defend herself.  If I opened my mouth I wanted to say, “Hey do you have a dog in this fight, or what?”  But then the Lord reminded me once again…”Spiritual armor” Just stand. ” He also reminded me that this happens everywhere we go as believers because the Holy Spirit testifies to the truth and remember, there are also others in this world. The devil tries to manipulate people and circumstances. “He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
There’s darkness and there’s light.” You must be the light on the hill.”
 
Now, all authority, is Under authority. Everyone has an authority that they are under and they report to. As Bob Dylan sang…You Gotta Serve Somebody. It May Be the Devil, It May Be the Lord, But You Gotta Serve Somebody.
Our responsibility… Pray for those in darkness that they are set free and translated into His  marvelous light! We were allwalking in darkness at one time. Unable to see and I am always reminded, have grace, you were there too.Remember you are battling spirits not people. They are only living in vessels that have yielded themselves to them.
 He tells me, “Your vessel is yielded to Me. Theirs is yielded to someone else,have Grace.
 
I big clue….Read the end of the story….We Win!!! 
 

Come Just As You Are


I am being reminded of so many friends as this Resurrection Day approaches and one in particular. I had the privilege of being able to pray with one who had passed away recently and the Lord told me it was urgent. Although I am directionally challenged and the enemy kept trying to route me in circles, this only made me more determined to get to my destination. He should know me better than that. I had some sisters praying for me and I fulfilled my directive given by the Lord. Now you have no idea how many spiritual warriors are in the world. Putting on their armor and on their knees fighting those battles with their spiritual swords as you go about your daily business. Yes, the laborers are always busy in the harvest fields, quietly sowing and watering seeds, as the Lord ‘gives the increase.”

I thought of a friend of mine years ago and we are told to “share our testimonies” as a way of building up the body, so this is what I do. And if it seems I’m boasting, I assure you, I am not. As Paul said, “If I boast, let me boast in the Lord.” For it is not I that do these things, but Christ in me.” Believe me, I’m just as amazed to watch these miraculous things as anyone else, and I share all of this, only as a means of encouraging others to get out and walk in faith, so they may also see the ordinary become extraordinary, in their own lives. This is what the Lord has commanded us to do. Make, disciples!

When I began reading my prayer journal from 1988, I saw the year that I  read a few years later, when I began working for my present company and met my friend who had become like a sister to me. So incredibly close, that her and I had the same first names, except hers was spelled differently. She had the same middle name, and her last name had the same first initial. Was this some strange coincidence? We were roommates and we had ID numbers that happened to be one number apart. We became best friends along with our other roommate in training and sat next to each other in every class. This drove our instructors crazy! We thought it was hilarious. We were unlike most of the other roommates, since it usually is difficult enough in flight attendant training with the stress level involved and all the craziness.

I had just come from the most horrific time of my life. In the course of two years, I had lost my brother, my father, been stripped of my job with Eastern Airlines, trying to make a marriage work, raise a toddler, near bankruptcy, etc. You name it, I lived it. 

But something else happened. In the midst of it all, I thought, the only way my ex-husband would make it and I could handle any stress would be to go to church. Somehow I knew that the bizarre things that I was dealing with in my life were spiritual. I knew only God could help me. And I’ve shared this before, when I made one simple request and I only had a small amount of something left in me to cry out, I said, “God if you’re real, please make sure I’m with my brother when he dies.” That’s all it took. When that plea was fulfilled, He began to lead me down the path to prove He was, and is, the great, I AM!

Now, I will tell you, by the time I got to my new company, I was a new person. Yes, this is what’s called, “Born Again.” The new creation. The old has passed away. Oh, believe, I was glad. I didn’t have anything, yet, I had a reason to be glad. So, I had two roommates watching me and wondering, what does she have to be so happy about? Little did I know, that I had a lot of people watching me. “We are Epistle’s being read.”

After I was out of training I stayed in the city of San Francisco and I realized that the Lord had me serving Him there. I was a witness to my roommates and they had all turned their lives to Him. This was encouraging to me as well. To see the power of His Spirit at work and His words, “Lift up my name and all men will be drawn to me!” Yes, as a new believer, I sure didn’t know what I was doing, but I could see it was true.

Now I transferred to New York and I was with my friend whom had been like my sister. We flew all of our trips together and now I was beginning to see, we would get along great, unless someone would start talking to me about my faith. I never started this conversation of course and I never slammed someone over the head with a bible. As my pastor used to say, “The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. He waits to be invited in. How true this is. He will never break down the door of anyones heart. But remember the Lord said to the woman at the well, “if you drink of that water, you shall thirst again, but if you knew of the water, that I have to offer, you would never thirst again. It was at this point, she asked, for this water.

My friend, was in a group with me and some other flight attendants one day as they just started firing questions at me. They seemed very intrigued, not unlike the group in San Francisco, that I had mentored at one time. They weren’t being antagonistic, but very interested. So I was answering them. It was at this point that she went and sat down around the corner, but within earshot of the conversation. The Holy Spirit reminded me that “Gods Word, does not return void, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11) I held fast to this promise for her life and prayed for her constantly because of my love for her. He reminded me that He had placed her in my life for that purpose and nothing was a coincidence. But we are linked together with others in this life for His purposes and plans.

Later, she confronted me. “Why do you have to talk to people about your faith all the time?” “Listen,” I told her. “I love you like a sister, but , my faith in the Lord, is part of who I am, and if you love me, then you can not separate that from me. When I speak it is for those who want to hear, not for those who do not. There will always be some, that don’t want to know about the Lord, but even if there is one, that is the one the Lord is speaking to.” At this she didn’t say anything else.

Upon returning home, I grieved for her. She was a psychology major, and I knew that it was her own worldly intelligence and wit that kept her spiritually blinded. I knew, because I had been the same way. This is exactly why the Lord yoked us together. We had a kindred spirit and in every other way, we were similar. Now she was trying to makes sense of something that, would never hold logic. This was the stumbling block. The other stumbling block was her Religion. Yes, that other thing that Satan loves to use against man. Her security blanket. The double-whammy. Logic and Religion. The Dual Highway to Hell. How many times did she tell me, “I’m Catholic.”  Hmm, well, good luck with that. (That’s what I want to say…ahhh, but I was there once too, so grace kicks in.)

That’s it…I decided, I’m fasting for her. I told the Lord. I’m going on a three-day fast and I’m praying for her. I was going to meet her in New York on the third day.

Now I don’t know what the Lord going to do but I just pray and pray and pray. I fly into New York on the third day and I see her. She’s waiting outside for me. What in the world is wrong with her? She looks terrified. “What’s going on?” I ask her. “Oh, my gosh! I had the worst nightmare last night! ” she says. “What was it about?” “Well, in my bedroom I have a little statue of Mary on my nightstand by my bed and in my dream it started talking to me!” “What did it say?” I asked. “It doesn’t matter It was demonic! I started screaming for my mom and dad in my dream! I told them to call you! I told them that you would know what to do! It’s like you’re a priestess or something.” “Well listen, I don’t have to be a priestess to cast out demons. All I must have is authority. And any follower of Jesus Christ does carry that authority! You know the Lord said that he would use dreams to terrify some, (Job 7:14). He will do whatever it takes to bring us back from our foolishness and you’d better believe our prayers are powerful. So if you have loved ones you’re praying for, don’t give up! At that point I asked her, when are you ready to surrender to the Lord’s love? He’s waiting for you. He doesn’t want to punish but to have a relationship with you. And the Holy Spirit says, “Today if you hear His voice do not harden your hearts.” (Hebrews 3:7)

Your religion teaches that you must be good enough to come to Christ, but Christ tells us we can never be good enough and that is why, He came to us! He became the living sacrifice. Every time we try to use religion as our ‘cover’ it becomes Adam and Eve, with the animal skins, all over again. Trying to use an insufficient covering, as they tried to cover themselves. It wasn’t until Christ had come that we had the ultimate covering, at Calvary, when His blood was shed. 

She understood this and accepted this. immediately after praying, her life began to change. She told me that she felt convicted about her own lifestyle and this was the power of the Lord telling her to make changes. As she began to ‘let go’ of things in her life, I watched as God began to change her. It was amazing. She let go of a worldly relationship and the Lord brought a Christian man into her life. She had met him on a flight and he was an airforce officer. He had regular bible studies and they ended up adopting 3 children from Russia.

She truly blossomed as she let go of her worldly needs and trusted the Lord. This is when we became true sisters. I had to let go and let the Lord deal with this aspect of her life. And I trusted Him and now I see the fruit that has been born as a result.

“The word is near you, it is in your mouth and in your heart, that is the word of faith we are proclaiming; That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

One Nation Under God?


One Nation Under God

At least that’s what I used to think. But it’s sad to say, we are not. We are under man’s rule.

Every day it is more evident. The rules become more and more blurred. Yes, the founding father’s of this country wanted a nation that had a standard that was set and upheld by Biblical principles. We had people of integrity that had spilled their own blood to hold fast to what they knew was written long before as a moral code for all mankind. But a spirit has been working for thousands of years to erode that standard. It is the blinding spirit of antichrist.(1John2:18-20) Satan uses the world’s idea’s , moral’s philosophies, etc., to oppose God’s people, His Word and His righteous standards.

As an example, he will use the medical profession for the killing of unborn babies.  Medicine to be used for bringing health, is prescibed by doctors in pain clinics to as opiates and these clinics are now a nuisance nationwide.  Yes, Satan, has used everything he has up his sleeve to numb the senses and corrupt what God has given man.

Now I just had a discussion with someone about  the issue on the health care bill she claimed that carried this all important “Executive Order,” which has been very powerful, in the past. Well, that’s just, in a word, ridiculous.

I had a Christian friend that had commented that this was “the law of man,” and this woman didn’t seem to understand her comment, since to her, the “law of man,” seemed the ‘be all, end all.’ Well, I would have to say  that, if we are to say that we are, “One nation under God,” there is a conflict with this statement. Why aren’t we researching what God has to say about these very important issues? Why isn’t everyone in their chambers and on their knees  seeking His face? Of course I already know the answer and it is the reason that our country is in the dire straits that it is in, however, our God will not be mocked.

I pointed out to this woman who although this, “Executive Order,’ seemed powerful in her mind, from all of her research on the prior history; it is full of loopholes. Man is corrupt and can twist anything as we know. The laws can be circumvented and the Lord has already spoken many times in scripture about the sanctity of life. Oh, I know, I also used to be an advocate of choice.

That is-until I saw Gods own words and the Holy Spirit convicted my heart. I could not argue with His words. When he spoke to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:4,5) It points out to anyone , that God does indeed know us, before we are even in our mother’s womb, and He has a destiny for each of us.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.” (Psalm:13-16) After all, God alone is the one who, “opens and closes the womb.”

Why don’t our nation’s leaders defer to the one whom they claim we are UNDER? If they had read these scriptures, we would have no need of the executive order, nor would we have any need of executive anything. We should have known this would be the sword that divides. The Lord told us that He did not come to this earth to bring peace, but a sword and it would divide. It would divide even family because of His name and one of His names is, The Word  He has the final say in this matter. The Lord is the ultimate executive order.

Let’s just call a spade a spade, shall we? This nation isn’t under God and that’s the whole problem. But one day it shall be.

Now if they really want things to be in order, I will point the way; (2 Chronicles 7:14) “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

We don’t try to apply laws to make it convenient for our lives of sin. This is the slippery slope that is leading us down the path of destruction. The Lord is warning us to turn back. His Word is the moral compass that has kept us on the safe path and we’ve wandered far from it.

We need to return to the humble roots of our beginnings. Worship God and seek His counsel in His word.

I Missed You!


The flesh profits nothing

It’s what he had spoken to me and if I had any spiritual understanding at the time I would have realized that it was a message from the Lord and not from man at all. But no, my eyes were so darkened by the world, I had to have eye surgery to remove the darkness. It almost makes me laugh when I think about what the Lord was doing to me. When I look back at my journals and how I was walking so close and my eyes were seeing everything in the light of the spirit and now, it was as if everything were dull. This is what sin does to a person. It is what the Lord meant about the eyes being the ‘windows to the soul.’ I couldn’t see what He was trying to show me, so the physician had to heal me.

Yes, when Christ walked this earth He constantly had to struggle with the egos of men and trying to teach them that He was always conveying a spiritual message, yet they wanted to constantly go back to what was natural. You have to laugh at times, when He would ‘call them out,’ and it was His own disciples, who had walked with Him and seen Him do the most amazing things, yet they still would ask some pretty dumb questions. He would have to say, “come on guys, are you still so dull?” Well, don’t think any of you have arrived. All of us are in that same boat that Peter was in with Him. 

After experiencing the most amazing miracles in my life; and I mean things that most would never believe, I started to go through hell. When you’re going through it, we tend to forget, however, the Lord even told Peter, it was surely going to happen. Look at Luke 22:31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” One of the first things you notice is that Satan must receive permission for his actions. That’s right, he isn’t all-powerful. Even in the book of Job, he went before the Lord ALMIGHTY, and sought permission. There are reasons for Gods decisions and they all build something in us, but the fact is, that God wants relationship with us and Satan wants to break it. It is also extremely powerful to see that we have Jesus Christ as our intercessor. There is no one more powerful than Him, to pray for our own needs before the Father. What comfort to know that He is praying for my faith in these circumstances. And then my responsibility is to turn back and encourage others when I have been restored.

We can see right after this that Peter, denied Christ, three times, however, he had gone on to become a powerful witness after Pentecost and did indeed encourage the others. 

After I had been so distraught with the whole world coming against me, I felt a small voice speak to me. He said, “I missed you.” Twice he spoke this message to me. Yes, it was through a man who it was spoken and it was a man who I had not even known, but a man that I was drawn to in a spiritual way. It was a deep connection that I could not explain and when I heard those words I pondered them. Everything surrounding this person was supernatural. The Lord made sure to remove him from me, because He knew the tendency would be to have a natural attraction to him. His message must be clear and concise. I had broken fellowship. Then the work began to bring me back. All the suffering and discipline…the sifting. Oh and you can bet I saw Satan and his minions everywhere. But although, I am ” in this world, I am not of this world.” After getting over the alarm, I had to remember the Lord’s words to me, “don’t be afraid, I have overcome the world, and “greater is He that is in me, than the one who is in this world.” Yes, all of those words have reminded me that although, the enemy may win some battles, we have already won the war!

The Lord removed me from the circumstances of the world for a period of time to remind me of all He had done for me and to remind me of who I am. I did not have an ordinary ‘walk’ with the Lord. No, many things I did not even share with most people, since they would just be above and beyond the human experience. As I’ve stated before, one friend told me that my life seemed to be one episode after another, of Touched By An Angel. At this I laughed and when she questioned why those things did not happen to her, I merely responded that I was probably too stupid to be scared! At a later point in her life, those things did begin to happen for her, as her faith grew. I know that with each person, as they begin to trust God, and step out in faith, they will live a life of adventure. If you aren’t, then question why. Are you practicing dead ritual? This is never what the Lord had intended for your life.

The Lord took me back to my prayer journals and showed me all of the lives that He had touched through me. Now, He said, “you will turn back and encourage your brothers.” 

He reminded me that he sends us out as sheep among wolves and I needed to be built up again. I had been all alone and as the Lord had turned around and found Himself isolated and lonely, I also was in a dark and lonely place. He showed me that He had warriors all around me to protect me and guide me. 

“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed  us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 2 Cor.1:21-22 This is what our Lord jealously desires. He has placed His spirit in us and He comes to redeem us. It is His seal. Yes, He is jealous for me. He misses me when I’m gone from Him. And I can say that the world was making me sick. I can answer Him honestly. I missed Him. As Peter said, when asked by the Lord, “Do you want to leave me too?” “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”

I heard his words. Yes, I had fallen. And He had called me back to Himself. It is His promise. I see everything so clearly. I was so focused on the flesh. But the flesh profits nothing. He was working out His plan and what a beautiful love story it has been. I received a visual answer to prayers offered up for many years. Yes, at first I had not recognized it. But now, I see it coming together. It gives power to my prayers and I ask the Lord to give others this same picture in their own lives. Make this real to them as well. Bind up the broken-hearted, so that they may also have something to hold onto. Give them a dream, a vision, like mine and combine it with a powerful experience. Then let me be the hands and feet to bring the message of your love and grace to a world that cannot understand anything but an inferior form of self-gratification, that has nothing to do with love. This deception is the trap that the enemy has laid for mankind and it is the poison that kills us, and yet humans will keep returning to it over and over again. 

But we have forgiveness and it is the grace that frees us. This is what the Lord wants to offer us by His blood. It is the unconditional love that cleanses us from all unrighteousness. 

“I said, “my feet are slipping Oh Lord, and it was your love that saved me from the pit.When people are dying all around us, and there isn’t much time in this world, it is important to get the message of His love to everyone. While everyone is worried about things that won’t last, the Lord asks a question and waits for an answer; “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

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