You have an enemy that pursues you. You are running the fastest and surest pace you can muster. You run into an even greater obstacle when you reach the end of land, and there before you stands a body of water.
You look back over your shoulder and see that your pursuer is closer, so close you can hear the ground under his feet. You look forward and dive in without hesitation. You begin to swim for your life, your goal to reach the other shore and put distance between him and you.
Suddenly, you begin to hear splashes from all around. Looking to the side you see what has made this commotion in the water. Now you have another even greater enemy that has targeted you and this ones swims better than YOU! This enemy has been alive for ages upon ages and has always swam; this is its' strength. Is this the end? How can you possibly swim against these crocodiles?
Now, real fear sets in. This fear causes your adrenaline to flow faster and you kick into overdrive. Your vision more atuned, you suddenly see that you are not alone in your struggle, and that there are others fighting to get across these dangerous waters. Some are overcome by the currents, some are struggling with their enemy within the water, and even more, have made it to shore; this spurs you onward.
You finally reach the opposite shoreline and struggle through the sand. You are exhausted from the fight, but elated that you have reached safety. Gratefulness pours from your soul and tears of relief come. As you begin to catch your breath, you notice that some have swam back to the other bank. Strangely enough most have conquered their foes from the water and have drug them along upon the bank. Many have begun to skin the hide from their croc's. But, NONE are aware that their initial enemy still lies in wait for them.
*****In this life you will find struggles that seem overwhelming. It is consistent for all those that are called by God. AND, we are ALL "called" to a purpose greater than our minds can reach. Can you conquer the wind without first collecting it?? Wisdom, strength and fortitude is necessary to begin your conquering...YOU must have direction before collecting the wind. Will your struggle conquer you or will you conquer it? AND, once you have survived the "struggle", will you move forward and reach the opposite shore? OR WILL you, do as many have done and let the struggle take you backwards and allow you to make your own trophies of PAIN??? The Enemy to your soul has an advantage over the "trophy Maker"....While you are skinning your "enemy", he has you cornered and unaware of his "device"...for you see, HE trained the crocodile.
Move on and up. Trophy Makers are IDOL makers. Truth. I love you all.
For the past 48 hours, I have been in conversation with people who walk in fear of this season. When we look around us ...ALL seems so uncharted and chaos. BUT, KNOW THIS, your Father has "charted" it all.
Is the Word of God alive? Do you believe this is true?
If you know this is true...then how can we reconcile the Old Testament? Are all things within the Bible spoken of in past tense? And if so, how then, do we see the Word "alive"?
The Word of God lives because "time" has a different meaning to the Spirit realm. All things are cyclical and return again and again. How many times did Israel proceed around the mountain? How long did it take Her to SEE where she needed to go?
Prophecy is cyclical and address the deeper spiritual state of our world. You can read a prophecy that was written thousands of years ago and STILL see it's application today. After spending long hours with the Father, his disciples reached in further than most go, and asked, "when will the end come?" (paraphrase mine). Jesus' response was to give an example of a woman giving birth. Why did he use this analogy? Could he have used this expression because he knew MOST would know the meaning and process of BIRTH?
Matthew 24:6 - And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Luke 21:25 - And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Matthew 24:32 - 24:35
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
It is PROMISED us that Christ Jesus returns for us. It is PROMISED us that the SECOND death will not be felt. Your first "death" was when you died to self and received Jesus Christ into your heart. No matter the trials that will afflict this Nation or those around us, WE (believers) are promised God's protection and provision. You have first believed that Christ died for your sins and washed them clean, removing them from as far as the East is from the West. NOW believe what your "heart" says to you, let God invade you with His peace that He holds you in the palm of HIS hand and that NOTHING, by ANY MEANS, can separate you from the HAND OF GOD. Look up and not around, SEE your future has been paid for and PEACE will return to your flesh. I love you all.
December 19, 2016
I asked a question yesterday on why we feel we need to, or even want to wear crosses/crucifixions and why we often display them in our homes. Some responded with some great reasons. Others set that question out. It wasn't a
trick question or one to point to supposed error. There was no right or wrong response, we all have our feelings on the subject, whether abject passion or scorn we HAVE an opinion.
As God has placed me in the position I now hold, I have a very wide cross section of "American" people that I serve. I seem to draw those that feel alone to my side. I think this comes from years of "feeling" alone and as an outcast to some. (Our outward appearance is not all that influences our state of mind.) I see true beauty everyday that does NOT recognize itself. I have known some of the most beautiful women and men who recognize themselves for only their outer appearance. AND, amazingly see themselves as truly "ugly". I have known them to reach for the worst things in life to fulfill the void they experience within.
So, I have become very observant of my surroundings and those within my direct line of influence. I watch people. I observe their feelings as they cross the facade of their faces. I see so many things that either propel me to smile or pray. I observe discontent, elation, dis-connectivity, despondency, fear, pain and distrust. I rarely see the upswing in moods, there are those special few people that are just filled to overflowing with joy. No matter what they seem to find the oxygen in the room...and I love to lose my breath over their happiness!
But, lately I have seen so much skepticism and distrust towards our fellow men and women. It is maybe not a cross that "bleeds" contempt towards our brothers and sisters, but a simple piece of cloth. A guest enters the room with a hijab and the temperature drops by 30 degrees. There are stares, whispered comments and a quietness falls on the ears. I attempt to overcome this silent aggression with a genuine smile and greeting. Most often I encounter eyes that are heavy with concern and undoubtedly fear. They grab on to my greeting like a life line, as one in need of acceptance and most assuredly safety. Do they have the RIGHT to wear what they feel HONORS God as we well do when we wear or display our crosses??? Of course they do, and they deserve no more condemnation than we do for what another has done in the "name of religion". KNOW GOD HATES the word and meaning of RELIGION. We are a people based of faith and the ability to proclaim and practice those things we believe honor God. DO NOT hang me because my forefathers of "RELIGION" murdered countless heretics that knew more about TRUE Faith than they would ever hope to. Quit the deceptive thought that Americans are of Anglo-Saxon heritage ...this is TRULY a lie from HELL. We are a Nation of immigrants who sought refuge from oppression and the RIGHT to practice what we BELIEVE IS RIGHT. My TRUE SISTER wears a hijab and I call her LOVE. I love you all. xo
No secret that I believe Trump to have some serious "pathology" ...and I am trying not to let this fact change the way I view my friends that "follow" him. (although it is reminiscent of Nazi, Germany..lacking many founding facts) So, I will continue
to believe that there is still intelligence and strength AND HONOR in those "friends" of mine that choose his ticket.
BUT, if ANYONE burns the American Flag I am enraged and disgusted!!! It always hits me the same way when I see protesters harm our beautiful flag; it is a direct and unexpected punch to the face. What in the world does this represent? That you can click a lighter? Many have died due to that "strength". That fabric burns...almost ALL fabrics due! This is ignorance at its' finest...this defiling of a patriot flag....AND THIS IS WHY....
As I drove down I-40 yesterday, I noticed the many gorgeous flags at half-mast in support of the recent police assassinations that have taken place. I was overwhelmed with emotion and grateful for the visualization that brought me in to agreement with our grieving nation. It is a 'bowing of the head' and a simple and gracious act of humility to see Glory at half height. It as if the King himself has bowed his head in honor of those who fight for the weak and the strong. An acknowledgment of approval and honor for those who are fighting against injustices that target mankind....for She is a Nation built on the defense of inalienable rights. It is a reminder that our Nation was built upon the lives of those lost fighting for this FREEDOM. Glory represents not only STRENGTH, but servitude and sacrifice. She has done her best to represent THE BEST in us....the heart of Our Father represented in her CONSTITUTION. Now, I ask you, ARE YOU representing the best in you? Is the heart of the Father displayed in your constitution? We may think that supporting one who claims he can "make America great again" is just a mere check on a piece of paper...BUT, we know this is FAR from transparency. PLEASE know that there is a great chasm in distance between what one promises and what one may deliver. I ask you all to bow your head as Glory has done. To give honor where HONOR is due. But, most of all, I ask that you SEEK THE ONE AND ONLY GOD and then ...to VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE.
I fear NOT what will happen if the one without honor sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, for God has written the end to our BOOK, and so my heart will waiver not.But for those whose confidence the Lord does not have, this will bring great turmoil and fear to their hearts...and torture is NOT what my Father subscribes to. I love you all.
When is it EVER honorable to God to take a life? Does the killing of another created being bring praise to our Lord? I have set in silence and watched and heard some of the most asinine statements coming out of tragedies, AND, while I sat in silence
my Spirit screamed for the relief of Truth. Please understand this...IF YOU are going to talk for God, make sure you have solid confidence that what you will say will line up completely in the Word of God. To promote something out of context or to even attempt
to solidify your speech with "scripture" that does not exist, brings utter shame to the Father, and ultimately to your very head.
The shooter in Dallas is no more a hero than the countless terrorist that have taken countless lives. When did the answer to violence become "more violence"??? Even WISDOM steps out of the room for this one. NOT ONE of you has the corner on suffering. WHO ARE you to say your suffering is more intense than your fellow man? We are ALL who have fallen short of what HE has asked of us, and we are ALL who have faced "injustices". Speaking TRUTH does not take away from the validity of your feelings...BUT, simply puts responsibility back on our own shoulders. There is not one person on the face of this planet who has not faced racism, and or has not entertained racism in their thoughts. YES, even this white girl has felt the sting of rejection from her brothers and sisters of color....ALL COLORS. I was once accused of being prejudice against an American Indian co-worker...(me with a husband that was American Indian and his child). I know my views of my brothers and sisters was given me from the Holy Spirit, but my mother and father did the best they could to exemplify the right behaviors before me that also promoted acceptance of all men. Racial tension BEGINs in the home. PERIOD. It IS a divisive culture promoted by fathers and mothers....a spirit that seeks to keep divisions alive. IF YOU find yourself divisive...then you must ask yourself what it feels like to be used of your father the Devil. There is nothing in that culture of division that brings glory to our heavenly Father. IF YOU CHOOSE to serve God than you MUST CHOOSE to serve man. PEACE WILL COME when we lean in the RIGHT direction....always seek WISDOM''s rule. I love you all.