You Are Abba to Me

You are enthroned on high

You, the Ancient of Days are seated above all

Your garments are white as snow

Your hair is like pure wool

Your throne is a fiery flame, it’s wheels a burning fire

Fiery steam is always before You

A thousand thousands minister to You day and night

You are seated in Your Court and the books are opened before You

Yet, You are Abba to me…

 

Before the mountains were brought forth

Or ever You had formed the earth and the world

Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God

You are the First and the Last

Beside You there is no God

There is no Rock but You, no not one

You are clothed in majesty and You reign over all

You are girded with strength

Your throne is established from everlasting

You are mightier than the noise of many waters

Holiness adorns Your house

Yet, You are Abba to me…

 

In all my distresses, I call upon You and my cries come before You

You hear me from Your holy temple

My cries reach your very ears

Then the earth shakes and trembles

The foundations of the hills quake and shake

Smoke goes up from Your nostrils

A devouring fire from Your mouth

You bow the heavens and come down with darkness under Your feet

You ride upon a cherub and You fly upon the wings of the wind

Darkness is Your secret place

Your canopy around You is dark waters and thick clouds

Brightness is before You

Your thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire

You thunder from heaven and utter Your voice as the Most High

Yet, You are Abba to me…

 

Your lovingkindness is better than life

Your faithfulness goes forth to all generations

You are the Rock of my salvation

You are my shield and the horn of my salvation

You are my strength, in whom I trust

You have brought me into a broad place

You delight in me

You are my reward!

You enlighten my darkness

By You I can run through a troop and leap over a wall!

I come joyfully into Your very presence

I am holy even as You are holy

Through the precious Blood of Jesus, I come!

And You are Abba to me…

 

You light my lamp and my heart is open to You

I dwell in Your Secret Place and I am covered by Your feathers

All Your promises are mine!

In the Secret Place, I see You face to face

I am in You and You in me

And You are Abba to me…

The greatness of Your power has no equal

The beauty and splendor of Your countenance is too glorious to look upon

Your glory can slay the mightiest of men and angels

Yet, You are Abba to me…

 

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A Season of Trust

This is a pondering:

There is a historic event taking place in Washington DC October 6th through the 10th called “Awaken The Dawn/The CallDC.”  It is being held during the week of the Feast of Tabernacles, in which we celebrate the time when God comes to dwell with men forever in the earth.  It is a prophetic celebration.

Fifty states will erect fifty tents on the National Mall in Washington DC.  Tents filled with praise, worship and prayer twenty-four hours a day for four days.  The power of unity and dominion will be overwhelming to the kingdom of darkness.

The entire year of 2017 has seen the chasm of division grow wider and more violent, even to the brink of civil war.  As a nation, we have never been this divided even during the 1960’s civil rights revolution.  Nor has there been such irrationality and unreasonableness.  Just pure and blind hatred that is hallmarked by unreasonableness.  It is an insane time.  It is a rebellious and perilous time.  But God…

God has put this event in history for such a time as this.  It is about UNITY and LOVE.  The people of God are converging on Washington DC in eight days to spend twenty-four hours a day for days celebrating in praise and worship and crying out in intercession for our King to have His way, not only in our lives as individuals, but His way in the nation during this time.

So everyone at my church is going to this event.  The entire church is going.  We celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles every year and this is how we will celebrate it this year.  But it costs money to travel half-way across the country for an eight-day trip.  We counted the cost and came up with fifty dollars a person for fourteen weeks.

For the couples in the church, this has been tough, but not as tough as on the single women in the church who have limited employment.  Namely me.  The last twelve weeks, and we have one and a half weeks left to go, have been the tightest my finances have ever been since I was married to my drug addicted ex-husband.  But God has faithfully and supernaturally brought all the money we need for this trip.  The hotel money, the gas money, the van rental..everything is ready to go.

Each person has to bring their own food and spending money.  For me, I’m looking at less than fifty dollars for eight days in food money.  I was on the porch this morning praising God in the middle of my situation when He spoke to me and said “just rest in Me.”  I realized that worrying and stressing about what I don’t have isn’t going to accomplish one single thing..it certainly isn’t trusting God to provide!

So I made up my mind.  I’m just going to rest in Him and trust Him to provide everything I need to complete my mission in this trip.  I am a Prayer Leader in the night watch in the Louisiana tent Sunday morning.  This is my assignment.  I will fulfill my mission and I will trust Him to give me everything I need to complete it.

I said all this to say, that the enemy is very stirred up about this event.  He has resisted everyone in our church on multiple fronts, not just financial.  He does not want to happen what He sees happening in the spirit realm now.  God is moving in America, whether you believe it or not.  It’s harvest time in the Kingdom of God and He is harvesting souls!

Please pray for me and everyone who is participating in this event.  We aren’t sure if violent Antifa groups will be there to resist us or Black Lives Matter groups, or violent women’s groups will be there.  All we know is that God wants to do something in America for souls and we are called to join with other believers around the country and even the world to cry for unity and to give honor and glory to the King of Kings.

Everyone faces a season of trust at some point in the Christian walk.  A season marked by uncertainty in natural circumstances.  But God is faithful to take care of us.  Even in the middle of the fire He came to deliver Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the furnace and whatever your season, He will do the same for you and me.

Blessings everyone…

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Proverbs 18 Nuggets of Wisdom

Today is September 18th and I was drawn to Proverbs 18. I used to read a chapter of Proverbs every day because there are thirty-one chapters in it that correspond to each day of the month. Every morning when I’m having my coffee, I ask the Lord what He wants to talk about from His Word. Today it is Proverbs 18. Here are the nuggets of Wisdom I received today. Taken from the Amplified Bible.
Proverbs 18:1 “He who willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment.” ~ I’m ashamed to say that I have done this very thing and ran straight into a disaster that lasted ten years. It is like knowing you have the solution to your problem but continuing to look for it anyway in other places. Anything that is “willful” is rebellion and the Bible says the rebellious dwell in a dry land. I can attest to that. It is horrible to be away from the Living God. Don’t let life’s frustrations cause you to do anything that is willfully contrary to God’s Word and will for your life.
Proverbs 18:4 “The words of a [discreet and wise] man’s mouth are like deep waters (plenteous and difficult to fathom), and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom (Holy Spirit) is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].” ~ All throughout Proverbs Wisdom is always capitalized. This shows that Wisdom is God Himself. The Spirit of Wisdom is one of the seven-fold spirits of the Holy Spirit of God. A WISE man is full of the Holy Spirit, which is where the fountain of his wisdom comes. Dwelling in an intimate relationship with the Lord releases this fountain in your life. You become a place where the weary ones come for help and comfort and words of wisdom. How beautiful is a stream of pure and fresh water that is sparkling in the sun! It is pleasant all the way around. Open your heart to the Spirit of Wisdom and become that beautiful stream that the lost can come and find Him.
Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.” ~ The name of God: Jesus, is the name every knee must bow to and every tongue confess that He is Lord. There isn’t a creature in the entire universe that will not do this. His name is exalted above ALL principalities and powers and dominions and kingdoms. If His name is that high, then it is indeed a strong tower and fully capable of keeping the children of the Lord safe, high and strong! There is one caveat though. The name is reserved for the righteous ones who are in right standing with God. These are the people who have bowed the knee and confess Jesus as Lord and He dwells in their hearts. They are the ones that are considered righteous in God’s eyes. The other point is that the righteous ones must take action and take refuge in His name. This is a trust issue that requires an intimate relationship. You cannot trust someone you don’t know well. The Bible says “all who call upon the NAME of the Lord shall be saved” so call on Him today!
Proverbs 18:19 “A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and (their) contentions separate them like the bars of a castle.” ~ This happens a lot in families, where an offense brings estrangement for sometimes decades. Some people go to their graves with offense stuck in their heart like a lance. A person who refuses to let go of the offense is going to live in strife and a curse will rest on their life. Jesus said it plainly that we are not to hold offense with anyone. Our duty as believers is to LOVE. Period. Offense is illegal in the Kingdom of God and to partake of it is to set yourself outside the Kingdom of God and into Satan’s territory. The Bible says where there is strife, there is every evil work and this is very true. We can’t help sometimes if someone is offended at us. Sometimes people just want to be offended, they just don’t want to get along with us. We can only pray for the light of the Gospel to be illuminated to them. People were offended at Jesus too, and He just kept on doing what God called Him to do. That is what we must do as well.
Proverbs 18:20 “A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil].” ~ A truer statement has never been said! How many times have I eaten bad fruit from the words of my mouth. We have to be aware of our words. The truth of this goes back to the creation story in Genesis 1. God created everything with the Word, Who is Jesus. There nothing created that wasn’t created by His Word (Jesus). We are created in His image, which means that we too create with our words. After the fall, and negativity entered the world, we have a choice every moment to speak words of life or words of death. He has laid out the choices and He won’t force us to do the right thing. He simply says” CHOOSE LIFE.” Begin today to speak words of life into your life. Instead of saying “I’m broke” say thank You Lord that all my needs are met according to Your riches in glory!” Instead of saying “I’m dying of cancer” say “thank You Lord for healing me because I know that I shall not die, but live to declare Your glory!” What have you got to lose by speaking words of life? Not a thing.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]” ~ Death and life. These are the two choices we all will make today. It is literally in the words we speak that determines our future circumstances. Words are seeds that we plant in our field of life. If we say “Thank You Lord that I’m blessed and highly favored,” we will see that come to pass in our lives. If we say “nobody ever gives me a break” or “I always catch a cold every year,” then that is what we shall see come to pass in our future. Plant seeds of life in your garden. God wants to richly bless your garden!
Blessings everyone…
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What are You Going to do with Jesus, who is called Christ?

“What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” (Matthew 27:22)


Jesus is standing before Pontius Pilot for sentencing.  The crowd was insane with hatred, much like we are seeing in the streets of America now.  They wanted Him dead.  Half of them probably didn’t even know WHY they were doing this, but mob mentality is contagious and merciless.  Pontius Pilot knew that Jesus was innocent and did not want His blood on his hands and even washed his hands in front of the crowd to show he did not agree with them.  But eventually their will prevailed and He sentenced Jesus to death.

The leaders of this mob knew that Jesus Christ was the Messiah but He didn’t fit their idea of what He should be, so they rejected Him.  He fit all the prophetic criteria found in the Torah and the prophets, especially Isaiah 53.  Yet they still were determined to kill Him.

What did they do with Jesus who is called Christ?  They rejected His gift of salvation.  That whole crowd rejected Him in the cruelest way possible.  To this day, two thousand years later, they are still rejecting Him as Messiah in Israel.

One question remains today:  What will you do with Jesus who is called the Christ?  Some people say “No, I don’t believe in God” and others say “I’ve got too much living to do” and still others say “No, Christianity is fake.”  And then there are those who say “Yes, I want You Jesus!”  and they run to Him and take up their cross and follow Him all the way into the Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God is being populated one soul at a time by those who are saying Yes to Him.  Jesus is not just a historical figure who lived and died.  He is alive forevermore.  That is the difference.  He is the lifeline God has thrown to a lost and dying world and now the choice literally is life or death.  Choose Jesus and live or choose your own way and die eternally separated from God.

People don’t realize what it means to be without God.  God’s hand is covering this planet because of His children.  Those who have said “yes” to Jesus.  But as we near the end of the age of grace, His hand is slowly lifting and as it does, the enemy, Satan and his hordes of evil spirits are rushing in to bring chaos and destruction and hopeless…and hatred into the world.

We are seeing it play out before our very eyes.  Never have I seen the level of hatred being against people for their skin color, their location, their religion, their political affiliation.  Hatred divides while love unifies.  America is being torn apart from within through hatred.  Unreasonable and irrational hatred.  Evil is now good and right in the eyes of society and good is now evil and unacceptable.

As the days increase in wickedness, God’s hand will continue to lift off this planet and just like the Bible says, the days will be perilous.  Going out to the store will be dangerous.  Children are just sex objects nowadays to perverse men.  No mercy.  No love. No peace.  That is the world without God.

As the time draws near for the Bridegroom to come for His Bride, the question still remains: what will you do with Jesus who is the Christ?  Say yes and enter the Kingdom with the Bride or no and live in a world without God and eventually an eternity without Him.  Without God, there is no light, there is no hope and there is no peace.  Think about it.

Yet for all this evil, God’s arms are still opened wide to YOU.  He is saying Come!  I love You!  I died so YOU can live with Me forever.  Choose LIFE.  Choose Jesus today.  It is the best decision you will make all day, all week, all year and for all eternity.

Blessings everyone…

To meet Jesus:

Meet Jesus Here…

 

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New Teaching on Teachings Page!

Hi everyone ~ I wrote this teaching some time back and the Holy Spirit has directed me to add it to the teachings page because it is critical to our success as believers.  It is on the subject of Repentance,  which is not often preached today in a lot of churches in America.

I don’t know about you, but I would want someone to tell me if I was heading for a cliff.  Forget about the “greasy grace” doctrine that just pays lip service to repentance.  It is NOT true repentance.  True repentance will result in a change in behavior and decisions.  Period.  Repentance is a matter of the HEART because that is where God looks and He knows who is sincere and who is paying lip service with no heart to change and turn to Him wholeheartedly.

The teaching is hard hitting, but if you are serious about God and the relationship with Him, you will take heed.  Guard your hearts and be pliable in His hands!

Blessings everyone…

https://fromtheheartogod.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/repentanceteaching.pdf

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Faith is Now

“Is the harvested grain any longer in the barn?  As to the grapevine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree–they have not yet borne.  From this day on I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:19)

“Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” (Hebrews 11:1)


The old saying “seeing is believing” won’t cut it in the Kingdom of God.  The opposite is true in the Kingdom.  You must believe in your heart FIRST and then you’ll see it.  Faith is in the NOW.  Hope is always in the future.  Hope is the springboard into faith.

The verse in Haggai shows us that even though we don’t see any fruit at this moment, we are still blessed by God.  Hebrews shows us that faith is in the here and now.  I love how it says “conviction of their reality.”  Faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

Conviction is the key here.  A conviction is a core belief.  It is an immovable belief in your heart.  When we can get our hope into faith, we will be able to believe in our heart of the reality of it.  For example, a cancer diagnosis is scary, to say the least.  The hope is to live and not die right?  Take the hope of healing to the Healer and ask Him for healing.  If we trust Him and know Him, we know that He wants to heal us and if we take that hope and turn it into faith, believing and being convicted of the reality of our healing, we will see that healing come to pass.  The same thing with financial breakthroughs or relationship breakthroughs.

Faith is now.  We have to believe NOW and stand and see the salvation of the Lord come to pass in our lives.

Blessings everyone…

 

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The Test of Faith

“Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, though the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, YET I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation! 

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk, [not to stand in terror, but to walk] and make spiritual progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering or responsibility]!” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)


Like anything else, our faith will be tested.  Who tests it?  The enemy will definitely test it and God observes this testing and helps us withstand it.  Why doesn’t He just fix it?  Because He wants us to be strong.  Any new product that is made is tested in a variety of ways and adjustments are made to ensure it is of the best quality before it is marketed.  Cars, for example, are crash tested to see how it will handle impacts.

Jesus never promised us a rose garden.  He said YOU WILL HAVE tribulations and trials but be cheerful because HE has overcome the world.  I am right now, living this scripture out.  Peter got out of the boat and began walking on the water to Jesus.  If he would have kept his eyes on Jesus, both of them would have walked on the water to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.

We too, come to places in our lives where we have to get out of the boat and walk on the water.  If we keep our eyes fixed on Him, we’ll stay on top of the water.  The test comes when your fig tree doesn’t blossom and your folds are cut off and you have $4.00 in the bank with bills coming in.  The waves can look a hundred feet high sometimes.

However, no matter how big our waves are, they are NOT bigger than our God!  He is the One who says “Peace!  Be Still!”  You can walk all the way to the other side on top of the water if you keep your eyes on Him.

I’m taking it one day at a time.  Jesus said “take no thought for tomorrow” and this is so true.  I have to zoom into to today and not look past it.  Today, I have more than enough and tomorrow I will too because He is faithful.  He is always faithful.

I pray today that whatever storm you are facing, that you will fix your eyes on Jesus and walk with Him to the other side.

Blessings everyone…

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