Revelation 19:7 (VOICE) Now is the time for joy and happiness. He deserves all the glory we can give Him. For the wedding feast has begun; the marriage of the Lamb to His bride has commenced, and His bride has prepared herself for this glorious day.
Beloved, it is time to make ready, it is time to prepare. For glorious days are coming, and you don’t want to be caught unaware. Be intentional to avoid being made foolish by finding yourself lacking with no oil to spare, but rather be filled by My Spirit and overflow in My care.
Just as in the natural a bride expends much time and effort towards the preparation of the marital celebration, so should you be taking equal care in preparing and making room for Me. Behold you are beautiful, My love. My heart is for you and My attention is on you, so reflect the same back to Me.
Matthew 25:1-3 (AMP) Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish [thoughtless, silly, and careless], and five were wise [far-sighted, practical, and sensible]. For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them,
Proverbs 18:10 (AMP) The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil].
Beloved, run to Me with arms swung wide. Be set free and refreshed in the arms of worship. From this place of praise, find yourself at peace, for you are set apart from the things of this world that would hinder you and hold you back.
You are unrestrained. No longer can sin and bondage weigh you down. For your praise brings you to the highest of heights as you press in to My presence. So soar upon wings of love as you rest in My Spirit and rejoice.
Matthew 3:16-17 (VOICE) Jesus emerged from His baptism; and at that moment heaven was opened, and Jesus saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon Him, alighting on His very body. Voice from Heaven: This is My Son, whom I love; this is the Apple of My eye; with Him I am well pleased.
Beloved, welcome My Spirit as a sign and a seal. You are Mine. I have chosen you and drawn you to Myself. I have deposited heaven within you – a portal to heaven as you flow in unity with My Spirit.
So embrace Me, and embrace the things of Me. Watch as I move in unexpected and beautiful ways. For I delight to surprise My children and to show Myself strong and true, for I AM God.
Psalm 23:2-3 (VOICE) He provides me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water. He soothes my fears; He makes me whole again…
Beloved, rest in the lush landscape of My love. Be kissed by the wind of My Spirit, and allow it – that the gentle breeze, My very breath – to stir you, bringing restoration and life. Be still, precious one, and be intentional to pause in this place of healing.
Resist the urge to allow the things of life to force you into activity when wholeness is found in My presence. Rest in Me. Be refreshed by the water of My Word. Be strengthened by My love. Release your cares and worries, let go of any fears, and simply wait on Me. Beloved, I AM the restorer of your soul, so rest in Me.
2 Kings 2:10 (VOICE) Elijah: What you have requested of me is challenging, but it will be done if you witness my departure. But if you do not watch, then you will not have your double portion.
Beloved, you desire increase, but remember it often comes as a result of obedience and vigilance. Be sensitive to My Spirit’s leadings and you don’t miss a thing. Be ready and alert, and – when I give direction – be quick to obey.
Remember, beloved, your understanding isn’t required for you to be obedient. Step out in faith. Trust My direction. Trust I’ll bring loving correction when needed. So obey and trust, and then watch as I increase the powerful ways I move through you. A yielded vessel bears much fruit.
Ezekiel 37:1 (VOICE) The Eternal had a hold on me, and I couldn’t escape it. The divine wind of the Eternal One picked me up and set me down in the middle of the valley, but this time it was full of bones.
Beloved, yield to My flow. Allow My Spirit to move you into position – even (and perhaps especially) when you don’t know where that is supposed to be. You don’t need to be in control, or insist on understanding all My leadings before you’ll submit. On the contrary, true faith is trusting Me without fully understanding. Trusting that I will tell you what you need to know and will lead you where you need to go.
My Ruach HaKodesh – Holy Spirit – My breath, My wind – can be trusted to bring life, to lead, to heal, to renew, and so much more. So trust in Me. Yield and flow. Ride the currents of My breath and allow the wind of the Spirit to carry you – as if on wings – where you need to be. Continue reading “Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)”
Psalm 141:3 (ESV) Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
Beloved, listen to My Spirit’s direction over the words that you speak. Stay sensitive to My leading. For your words have more power than you begin to understand, and they must be treated with care.
Refuse to allow your mouth to be a vessel of death – for the power of life and death is in your tongue. So choose carefully, beloved. Choose life. Therefore, weigh each word to determine the fruit that it will bear – refusing to indulge your flesh, instead choosing life and the fruits of My Spirit. Continue reading “Weigh Each Word”
Proverbs 24:3-4 (VOICE) Wisdom is required to build a house; understanding is necessary to make it secure. Knowledge is needed to furnish all the rooms and fill them with beautiful treasures.
Beloved, wisdom is wonderful, but alone it is not enough. Understanding is needed to know how to use the wisdom you’ve been given. Resist the urge to pridefully presume you know what is best simply because I have given you enlightenment. Seek Me for guidance on what to do with what you’ve been given.
For just as I invite you to flow in My Holy Spirit’s Wisdom, so I invite you to flow in a Spirit of Understanding. In the same way the body (both natural and the Body of Christ) needs all its parts to function, so you should seek to flow in every aspect of My Holy Spirit to operate in the fullness of what you’re capable of in My power.
Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Beloved, never underestimate the power of My breath, for no death can prevail against My breath of life, My Holy Spirit. Refuse to allow your natural senses to mandate truth, and instead look to Me and seek My judgement. For I AM wise and merciful – abounding in love, and nothing is too hard for Me.
Ask Me to breathe. Ask for My Holy Spirit to invade. Have faith that I AM fully able to do “abundantly above all you can ask of think” and think big. Prophesy to the dead bones, “Come alive!” No situation is beyond My redemption, so look to Me is faith, beloved, and believe.
James 1:5 (NET) But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.
Beloved, I will not rebuke you for an earnest request, though I may not choose to answer in the way you hoped. But trust Me to hear and respond in love, for My heart toward you is good and My love for you is unshakable.
So refuse to feel overwhelmed by what you don’t understand, and instead ask My Holy Spirit – the teacher of all things – to show you what you need to know. For I love to share with My children, and a listening heart I will not deny. Continue reading “Listening Heart”