“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. “ (Psalm 37:4)
After prayer this morning, the following Word was softly spoken: “Delightful”
It is pleasing for the Lord to hear the faithful and trusting prayers of those who earnestly seek Him in the morning. It is equally pleasing and uplifting for Believers to know that the Lord acknowledges prayers. Take pleasure in sincerely communicating with Him with an open and loving heart. Delight yourself in Him during heartfelt prayers and He will bless you with HIs peace “And Contentment” (Spoken Word).
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” ~ Prov. 8:17
“Cause me to hear Thy Lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee. ~ Psalm 143:8.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Pil. 4:6-8)
This morning, 3 Words of Knowledge were brought to my remembrance. Years ago during prayer I was earnestly entreating the Lord for something. And that is putting it mildly. I kept asking over and over for my prayer to be answered. Repeatedly using words such as “Please…Please GOD!” I might even have been whining – yes, I was whining. Suddenly, that beautiful Voice that is so well recognized spoke firmly and clearly: “Do Not Beg”.
At that time I thought that I stood a greater chance that GOD would hear me if my prayers were persistently prayed in this manner. But the precious Holy Spirit stopped me in my tracks that day and impressed upon me that I was praying in unbelief. Repeatedly asking with pleading words in prayer was in fact a reflection of one who was not casting her burdens on the ONE who loves and cares for us. (1 Pet. 5:7) It displayed a lack of trust and lack of faith in GOD. I was humbled by the Voice of the Lord that day – a Voice that echoed through His Word. Indeed, I had been begging.
It’s not that we cannot pray for something more than once – we are called to pray without ceasing. (Lk. 6:12, 1 Thess. 5:17) It is the manner in which we pray that GOD does not favor. As true Believers, we are called to pray with faith and belief and this should be reflected in our words. To trust that HE hears the prayers of HIS faithful sons and daughters because HE loves us – HE is our Heavenly FATHER. And to always believe that whatever the outcome of these prayers might be, HE always hears us. The fulfillment of prayers might be immediate. Sometimes the Believer is called to exercise patience because things need to be orchestrated in the background and takes time. Sometimes the devil gets in the works! And sometimes the unfulfillment of prayerful requests is what is best for us eventhough we might not understand the reason. Whatever the case, faith tells us that GOD always acts according to HIS divine purposes on behalf of the faithful Believer.
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Mat. 6:7-8)
“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (Mat. 6:25-30)
Yesterday while thinking about Covid and all its implications, the following Word of Knowledge was clearly spoken: “TRAVESTY”
Travesty – Definition:
As a noun: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something. Synonym: misrepresentation, distortion, perversion, corruption, poor imitation, mockery, parody, farce.
As a verb: To represent in a false or distorted way.
Truly, the virus does exist and merits precaution. But the cause of its source, how it is being presented, how it is being manipulated for profit and how it is being controlled is an absurb distortion of reality.
One of the opposite words of Travesty is Truthfulness. I am hearing: “The Truth“.
Remain close to GOD for guidance and direction, remain in His Word of Truth, Discern and Keep the Faith!
Recently, a discussion arose about prayer being critical to having a personal relationship with GOD. While thinking about the conversation this morning, the word “Covenant” was clearly spoken. Although prayers are for sure beneficial, a personal and intimate relationship with GOD cannot effectively happen if we are not in true covenant with HIM.
Covenant – Dictionary Definition:
As a ‘noun, a covenant is an agreement between two or more parties. It is a: contract, treaty, pact, accord, deal, settlement, arrangement. pledge, bond and promise. As a ‘verb’, a covenant is an active agreement by lease, deed or other legal contract. As an example, “the landlord covenants to repair the property.”
When we recognize, earnestly believe and accept GOD’s ordained plan of redemption through His Son Jesus Christ, we automatically enter into covenant with Him – this is the ‘noun’ definition. When we faithfully believe that we can actively draw from the renewing and transformative wellspring of redemption daily because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we are in active covenant with GOD. Most importantly, when we humbly approach the throne of mercy and grace to receive pardon in reparation of our sins through the shed blood of the Lamb, we are also actively in covenant with GOD. This is the ‘verb’ definition.
The animal blood sacrifice of the Old Covenant did not have the spirit power to remove sin from human consciousness. Consider, by analogy, that an animal blood transfusion cannot be given to a sick human recipient. It is incompatible! But it was still needed for that time to cover – not remove – sin in accordance with laws that defy human understanding. No doubt a temporary covenant put into effect because the fallen son of perdition had marked his territory in some legal fashion. But at an appropriate time in human history, GOD sent a perfect Donor born as a man with a perfect Spirit and perfect Blood. He sent His Son in an unblemished state to sacrificially and powerfully traverse, cleanse and remove sin from the ailing human consciousness. To establish the Holy Spirit in human minds and hearts. The New Covenant! Praise the Lord, thank you Jesus.
New Covenant – Biblical Definition:
“For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices (animal sacrifices) which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins (the Old Covenant). Therefore, when He came into the world ( I am hearing as a man). He said: Sacrifice and offering you did not desire but a body you have prepared for me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. You had no pleasure. Then I said, Behold I have come in the volume of the book it is written of Me. To do your will, O God. He takes away the first (old covenant – animal blood sacrifices) that He may establish the second (New Covenant through the shed blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ). By that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.” (Heb. 10:1-10)
“And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. (The Old Covenant) But this Man (Jesus) after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days (Jer. 31:31) says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds (through the Holy Spirit and the God-inspired Word) will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. (Heb. 10:11-16)
After having asked for a message for the Church, the following Words were spoken. I have been awake since 3 o’clock this morning, feeling the urgency of this message. Please consider it prayerfully.
“You Sleep Too Much” “Wake Up” (Spoken Words)
The Lord, through Holy Spirit, is calling the Church to awaken from the slumber of lethargy, from the slumber of complacency, from the slumber of idleness, from the slumber of compromise, from the slumber of apathy, from the slumber of deception!
Although Light is indwelling some places in the Church worldwide – there is still a call for the Church at large to wake up. And the only way to effectively awaken is through the illuminating and life-giving finished works of our Lord God, Jesus Christ.
It’s Time To Wake Up – David Wilkerson
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Rom. 13:11)
“You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others but let us watch and be sober.” (1Thess. 5:5-6)
“Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch. I will come on thee as a thief and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” (Rev. 3:2-3)
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Is. 43:19)
Yesterday while thinking about the vision of the Light indwelling places in Dallas, Texas. The Word: “NEVADA” was spoken.
Nevada, a state well known for its arid and desert climate, legalization of prostitution, gambling and organized crime ( I am also hearing the word “Drugs!”) will receive indwelling Light in particular places! Pockets of Darkness will be indwelled by this awesome Light! Also shown were tender green shoots springing forth – sprouting from the desert’s ground. Pockets in dry places will be refreshed by the Lord’s rain. There will be Light and there will be Life in dark and dry places! In those places, there will be oases! Praise the Lord! Thank you GOD in the name of your precious Son Jesus Christ.
“It Will Happen” (Spoken Words)
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jn.8:12)
In a vision a few days ago I saw a beautiful bright light. It was swirling and enfolding as though it were alive. This Light had Life! Next I see this Light moving inside of a small space of deep and intense darkness somewhere. The vision ended with the following words: “Dallas, Texas”. I am now hearing the words: “It is coming”. “It Will Happen.” (A double confirmation!)
Whenever I see Light, it is directly linked to truth, to the Lord, Jesus Christ, the Word and to GOD’s Plan of redemption. A Light will grow in a small place in Dallas, Texas! It will indwell and illuminate the darkness it occupies! I am hearing “Holy Ghost”! Praise the Lord! There will be anointing in that small place! Thank you Jesus!
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jn.8:12)
“If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter (*the Holy Ghost*) that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” (Jn.14:16-20)
“To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18)
“JESUS SAID TO HIS APOSTLES TAKE THESE STONES AND PLACE THEM UPON THE TABLES OF YOUR HEART”. (Spoken Words of Knowledge @2003)
It was recognized that the stones were ancient tablets upon which was inscribed the Mosaic Law; most specifically referring to the 10 commandments. Here the Holy Spirit was teaching that – ages later – Jesus had declared to His Apostles that observance of the law was meant to be recognized on the inner tables of human hearts. Not through the outward observance of religious laws. In this is also seen Jeremiah’s prophecy foretelling the implementation of a New Covenant ages before Jesus’ advent on earth:
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah – not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jer. 31:31-34)
The inscription of the law on the fabric of human minds and hearts is made possible through the ministering of the Holy Spirit accorded to Believers through the blood sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as the temple veil was torn in two from top to bottom signifying a way between heaven and earth had been opened for us, so it is that the Lord Jesus Christ has also opened a new consciousness. A new way by which Believers can now accommodate GOD’s laws:
“For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Heb. 9:13-15)
Following Jesus’ Crucifixion, the Adamic debt was paid in full. Subsequently, GOD not wanting to leave us comfortless, now sends the Teacher – the Holy Spirit – to inspire and to guide Believers to fulfill HIS laws in a new and better way. In a way that is only made possible through faith and belief in GOD’s plan of redemption and a sound spiritual understanding (in the mind) of HIS Word (in the fertile grounds of the heart). In a way that is still not well understood by many – including Christians and Jews. In a way that will tragically prove to be a prophetic latter-day stumbling block until the time of fulfillment for the Jewish nation – any nation – who refuses to honor GOD and accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah. For those having scriptural discernment, consider that the ark of the covenant which stored the tablets of the 10 commandments (Ex. 25:16) is now the human mind and heart which has been sprinkled by the redeeming blood of the Lamb.
“Do you not know that you are the temple and that the Spirit of GOD lives inside of you.” (Apostle Paul)
“Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.” (2 Cor. 3:3)
Vision: A reverberating heart that is increasing in size has been shown. This signifies that Jesus codified the entire law of the prophets on the two greatest commandment: To love GOD with all our minds, hearts and souls, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Mat. 22-37-38; Jn.13:34) That the heart is increasing in size means that a greater understanding of this law is taking effect and will increasingly and uniquely manifest in faithful Believers:
“For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. “ (Heb. 8:7-13)
“MERCY IS THE GREATEST GIFT OF REDEMPTION.” (Spoken Words of Knowledge 2006)
What a merciful, loving GOD did for us through HIS Son Jesus Christ:
“But God, being rich in *mercy,* because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you are saved…(“ Eph. 2:4-25)
What we can do for believers, unbelievers, ourselves and for a loving, merciful GOD:
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the *mercy* of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction: but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” (Jude 1:20-22)
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished in His glorious presence, with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord before all time, and now, and for all eternity. (Jude 1:24)