Encouragement for Weary Watchmen

The Wall Notice.  I heard this and wondered what the Lord was saying. As it played over and over in my spirit, I thought I was missing something. I could not make sense of this phrase. In waiting on the Lord, I’ve learned He is always desiring to give understanding, but often wants me to pursue Him for it.  Soon, I heard again, but this time with loud clarity in my spirit, the flow came.

The Wall Notice has come down. It has been removed and the veil is torn away to expose the enemy. No more will there be hatred spewed by the enemy toward my messengers, but I will turn the tables on the enemy and replace the hatred with love. Pure and simple.

And in this place, 'Love Is In the Air'. Click To Tweet

Only love prevails, for I remove the veil of deception and expose the works of the enemy greatly and in detail, more than you know, will appear. And I will have My Hand at it, says the Lord, to expose the truth, so that blind eyes are opened and the truth will be spoken in My churches – made 100% Pure for My Return.

“But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 3:14 (TLB)

Only wait for Me in it and I will prevail over the darkness. With humility and love, you wait, and I will show you. I will expose the works of darkness in every way and when the light pours in, only light will be seen, and there will be no darkness at all.

The Wall Notice is a place of notice – on the wall – where posts of alarm are set. And I Am moving it.  The Wall is coming down that protects the enemy from sight.  I Am setting you up on a new wall of notice, and there I will use you in a new way, as one welcomed into the flock and revered in spoken truth – appreciated the flourish and energy you carry, that I have laid on you as a garment, a cloak of praise that will not be silenced, nor tormented in the places of REST.

These are yours – sanctification, holiness to Me, set apart for My work in all things and at all moments; seeing me, hearing Me and dosing Me out to the people, proportionally as they can stand it. This will be your crowning glory, for I have taken your hair and replaced it with a GLORY CROWN for My KINGDOM, laughing, loving and reigning forever with Me.

I had heard Holy Spirit whisper, ‘Love Is In the Air‘ a few days previous to this and was reminded of the 70s song. In this word, He spoke it once again. It’s interesting to me how many times the Father will spring an ‘oldie but goodie’ on me.  He has a way of taking an old pop song and making it new, using everything, He fits these perfectly to His messages. I love when He does this! Especially thrilling is the fact that these often are songs I never knew well, but check this out.

Love Is in the Air (John Paul Young) 

Love is in the air everywhere I look around
Love is in the air every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes.
 
Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree
Love is in the air in the thunder of the sea
And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming
Don’t know if I feel safe
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name
Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Love is in the air, in the rising of the sun
Love is in the air, when the day is nearly done
And I don’t know if you are illusion
Don’t know if I see truth
But you are something that I must believe in
And you are there when I reach out for you
 
Love is in the air everywhere I look around
Love is in the air every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes
Love is in the air
Love is in the air

(Songwriters: George Young / Johannes Vandenberg)

Love Is in the Air lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Our Daddy God is the sweetest, most perfect songster that ever has been.  His words are exact and intentional in order to bring us to the knowledge of Him in Jesus Christ.  LOVE IS in the AIR!  He is setting all things right, and through Jesus, He has already provided the way.

“Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 

He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.”

 ~ Isaiah 53:1-5 (NIV)

 

With love & belief, Jill

Go with the Flow

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy…

I heard the Lord say, Credence. Then, Credence Flow.

After that I heard, Credence Clear Water Revival! (I love how He knows every single thing that’s ever been!)

Looking at the origin of the word CREDENCE, it is TRUST.  BELIEVE.

Here is the word of the Lord that followed.

This is My Creed – You belong to Me! You are Mine and forever will be. This is your security and your sanctuary –

I Am yours and you are Mine.

I love you with all My heart and I see you trying and trying, working and doing. But I say, REST. Rest in Me and My love for you and your JOY will return, and you will sprout wonderful wings of forgiveness and love, and you will glide over the waves freely- Rejoicing in Me always and never leaving room for any doubt whom you serve.

I Am the God of the air, sea and sky – All are Mine to give and I give all to you.

Make Me proud by laughing and loving in the utmost – Joyously proclaiming Me. IRRESISTABLE, you are. And I Am yours! Say, “He’s mine! He’s mine! The Father of Heaven and Earth is ALL mine!”

ALL I give. ALL to each one I love. I cover and recover all. Throughout time and space, this is Mine to do and I do it well.

I Am the God of every answer.

So go! Flow in the Creed today! Joy is mine for He is mine.

All in All.

With love & belief, Jill

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy…” ~ 1 Peter 1:3-8 (NIV)

 

“When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:28 (ESV)

 

 

 

Visions of Rescue & Winds in the Oval Office

These visions and words are from a time of intensity in the Spirit last Wednesday morning.  As the Lord is ready and willing to pour out His Spirit on His people in these days, my constant prayer is to be able to receive for His purposes.

So much of what the Lord has been speaking to me lately has to do with Crossing Over.  I believe this is a significant time for many who are called as reformers where we will have to step out in greater faith in order to see the next wave of change in the church. God is bringing purification to His people and great increase. It is His work and we only need to commit to partner with Him, staying prayerful, in faith; knowing He will accomplish it by His SPIRIT.

 I heard the Lord say, 

BRIDGE the GAP.

I bridge the gap between poverty and wealth.

And I saw this vision. Jesus as a bridge between two jagged rock extensions.

He was stretched out, face down, and His feet were on one side and His hands held the other.

He impressed to my spirit that His feet stand on poverty and He holds the wealth in His hands.  I saw that His foundation was poverty, and willingly, He came down to us, laid down for us and continues to BE the BRIDGE we need to cross over into the wealth He holds in His hands!  He holds it all.  Everything.  More than you can imagine, as the entirety of all creation belongs to Him.  He desires that we trust Him to carry us across and over to promise.

A HAND REACHING UP OUT OF SWIRLING WATERS

Following this, immediately, I saw a hand reaching up out of swirling waters. It was the hand of one who was drowning, and it was reaching straight up for help. The Lord says He will rescue that one who is HOLDING OUT for HIM; that one who is reaching out in one last desperate attempt. He is mighty to save.

He is bringing people out of the dark and into the light, out of the depths of the overtaking waters and into fresh release of the waters that SHOWER over us with refreshing.

He is your GAME CHANGER- TABLE TURNER- WRONG RIGHTER- and above all things, RESCUER of the lost and dying soul. He will be faithful to rescue.

Pour out your heart to Him and cry out your desperate plea.  He will embrace and lift you above the circumstance and out of the swirling waters. And He said, The RIPTIDE will turn and the churning waters will subside. The current will change and you will be brought out victorious on HIS SHOULDERS. Overcome by GRACE and overwhelmed by love, EN-TITLED to HIM ALONE. And the Lord Himself is your inheritance, and In Him, you shall live on and on forever. Do not fear the one who cannot take your life, but only receive the One who GIVES eternal life and gives it readily. On this, you rest, JESUS is KING.

 

WINDS BLOWING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

After this, I was led into prayer for the country and I saw President Trump and he was standing in the Oval Office and the winds were blowing INSIDE the office.  They were strong winds blowing against him, and he was standing very set and firm with his face toward the wind and I heard the Lord say, The winds of adversity will blow, but he will set his face like flint against the winds and he will be steadied by My Hand, says the Lord. And he will charge forward and will not resist the fight ahead, but will be restored.  Shattered rock, I will piece together in My image, and even the dust that falls off the rock, I make use of in MY GLORY.  He will be Mine – SET IN STONE -and I will dictate as I desire in him, and through him I will work great works over My nation (Israel) and by My Hand it will be done. Though shattered, I will restore and to its intended state of destiny, and not to the former state of glory, but BEYOND the former state of glory; for My sake, it will be done.

This is what the Lord is speaking to those who will hear.  He is pouring out His Spirit, seeking sold out worshippers and furiously passionate intercessors to stay with Him in prayer through all things coming in these very last days.  Crossing over into the wealth of all He has for us, Holding out for HIM ALONE to rescue us and trusting that He has set up the nations for HIS GLORY; ALL of these are great encouragement to stay tuned in to Him and focus on the goal.

With love & belief, Jill

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)

Crossover – Seasons of Outpouring

 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.  Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.” ~ Matthew 24:32-33

As I walked through the house early morning only a few days ago, Holy Spirit whispered,

“Come with Me. Look out the window. I want to show you something.”

As I looked out I saw the usual things; sky, trees and my quiet neighborhood.

“This is how it will be. In the Great Day, the seasons will cover over each other.”

He sharpened my focus to see the soft layer of April snow on the brand new buds of the trees below. Although it was a light covering, I realized it had impacted the trees. As I continued observing and listening, He began speaking things I had never considered before, and I realized He was talking about the end of days.

People will be confused, as the overlapping of seasons will be extensive, and they will fear if they do not know Me. And the ones who do not know Me will fear, but the ones who know Me will look to Me for answers and I will answer them. At that time, I will pour out My Spirit on those who look to Me and know Me.

There are times when I withhold My Spirit and times I pour out, but in those days, I will do both. And I will cover those who know Me and pour out on them greatly, so they will prophesy to those who do not know Me; and this will cause those who do not know Me, to Seek Me.

And when they Seek Me, I will not be found, because they will only seek Me for cover. But when I withhold Myself and they still come after Me, at that time, I will receive them openly and guide them in the way they should go.

I found myself squinting hard to understand that God would withhold Himself, yet He reminded me saying, “Seek the Lord while He may be found.”

He drew my attention to two birds diving around the trees, alternately lighting, chirping, then dodging, and shaking off the snow. As I stayed fully submitted to His voice, I knew there was more and that this was an intense and detailed word He wanted me to grasp. I went for my journal and wrote as He spoke,

And it will be, as the snow covers these birds, I will cover My new flock. But as the days grow colder, they will look for other refuge and My shelter will not be enough to hold them. Thus, I will bring them to Me and they will come into My new storehouse of treasures – as they desire more of Me, I will give more to them – for I AM a giving God and willing to give as liberally as you ask.

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Apart from Me, there is nothing.

What would you have? Everything? Or Nothing?

It seems simple enough, yet many are deceived, thinking they have much in their hand and wanting more than they can hold.

At this point, I had a vision of a young person with many small items in their hands and trying to manage many more small items, dropping things and unable to hold onto all they wanted. Then Holy Spirit said,

Tell them this –

In order to HOLD ME, they need only SEE ME and ASK, and I will give them the capacity to hold Me and all I have for them. I will create them new and bigger than before – with room to grow. ‘This is the house My Father built,’ they will say, ‘and nothing can come against it.’

Though the winds blow and the rains come, My House is warm, safe and dry. It’s cozy in here. Come on in and stay while!

As I prayed and meditated on all of this, He led me to these scriptures, 

“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance,
as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.”~ Joel 2:31-32 (NIV)

“Surely you will summon nations you know not,
and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has endowed you with splendor.

 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” ~ Isaiah 55:5-7 (NIV)

URGENCY STIRRING

The God of all creation, even the entire universe and all it contains, desires us. Wow. Let that sink in a little. He desires us at all cost, and He is reaching to bring us to Him in every way possible.

This urgency stirring in my spirit for almost two years continues to increase as the words I receive continue to shift into a much more commanding call. In these expressions of loving ultimatums, I believe the Lord is making the choices clear. In this time of turmoil and deceptive spirits, He is especially direct and wants us to be certain in our understanding of one thing. This is our choice to make. As He knows He has already willingly chosen us; God requires us to choose Him. I pray you will respond to Him.

When we belong to Him, all He has is ours. Apart from Him, there is nothing.

Everything or Nothing? What would you have?

With love & belief, Jill

Come-Union!

Comm-union!  I hear Him whisper, Come!  Union! You are never alone. One with Me, and together, this coming to a place of REST in Me is your PEACE!

Come-union for PEACE! Come-union for WHOLENESS – WELLNESS – LOVE- JOY- HEALING of every kind and the COMPLETION of EVERY NEED.  This is the COME-UNION we share!  

It is constant and unwavering; you settling into Me in such a way that your entire being feels the rhythm of My heartbeat, and the sound of My breathing rocks you to sleep.  I Am right here with you right now.  This can be said every minute of every day, so COME UNION with Me forever!

 

“Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”  ~ John 14:23 (NIV)

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9

 

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

~ John 14:2-3

 

Be so blessed in true COME UNION with the Father.  Rest well in this.

With love & belief, Jill

 

 

 

Headline News or Deadline News?

I awoke to hear the Lord saying, Headline News – Dis-patch Negativity!

Holy Spirit sure does love a good play on words.  This always thrills me and takes me by surprise. So it is with this word, Dis- patch – He made the point it is time to take the patch off and uncover negativity associated with His righteous judgment. His warnings to us are from His deep and perfect love and He desires that all would come to Him and none would perish.

“The Lord does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” ~ 2 Peter 3:9 (AMP)

The urgency of His news is LOVE and this news is a Love Letter, His Want Ad for us. His mercy and faithfulness endure forever.

Father God is calling to souls to come to Him, saying,

Headline News?  I say, Deadline News!  

There is a deadline for your soul and I have it. The number of your days is in My hand and I set the deadline for your minutes. Call on Me while there is still time and I will answer you speedily.  

“Come quick, Lord,” many are saying, and I run to the rescue of their need. Won’t you join them in the endeavor of LIFE versus Death?  

Find this LIFE you’re looking for in Me!  I am the “Person of your Dreams”, the “LOVE of your LIFE”, the Eagle that soars above it all has His eye on you.This is My vantage point – Above it all.

Don’t you want to come up here, too? You can. With Me.

I will do it all for you. All that burdens you, I will take on, so you can fly above it all with Me! And together, we will make beautiful music. We will love and laugh as you’ve always dreamed it would be.

But for now, I wait. You are My desire. Let Me be yours.

Love,

The One True Love of your Life

Jesus

 “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”  ~ Revelation 22:17 (NIV)

With love & belief, Jill

Do Not Be Deceived

~ The Yellow Snake of Deception and the Age of Enlightenment ~

Certain dreams will not fade. Vivid and imposing, they leave a lasting impression. Unlike those feathery dreams that elude pursuit, staying just out of reach on the edge of the mind; these dreams refuse to be forgotten. And as strange as they first seem, almost instantly it all comes together to make perfect sense. When I dream this way, as I begin to pray and write down the dream, the Lord unfolds His clear interpretation and the message He wants me to understand.

He has made us for dreams and the time of sleep to communicate with us apart from the distractions of our waking hours. I fall asleep praying and often I dream into Him. Thank God for His loving care while we sleep.

As He cares for us, I believe He wants to keep us informed and partner with us in the doing of this life for His purposes. And He does it through dreams, visions, words, and all creation; and with all of these aligning with His Holy Word. Yes. He’s a mind-blowing God, and He wants us to know it.

“Be in awe of me,” He says. “There is no God like me!”

Could it be our senses are so overridden with images and hyped up graphics, that we have been artificially ‘awestruck’ to the point of saturation? Have we been desensitized to His true wonders? It takes intention to resist, withdraw from those distractions, and focus on Christ alone.

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Dreams and visions from God will be real representations of the truth of God and perfectly aligned with His word. Only ask for wisdom and the Lord promises to give it liberally!

~ Discerning the Times ~

Many dreams documented in the Bible carried warnings. I personally believe that we are in the times prophesied by Joel 2.

Specifically, we are experiencing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit testified of by the prophet, with verses 28-29 being specifically related to dreams and visions being received by all kinds of people,

“I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters.
Your old men will dream, your young men will see visions.
I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants, men and women both.” Joel 2:28-29 (TLB)

The yellow snake dream continues to resurface in my mind since it came a few weeks ago. Besides a specific awareness in my own assignment, I believe it is a distinct warning to share with the church not to be deceived. After time and prayer, I realize it is important to share what He has shown me.  I will be faithful at all cost.

~The Dream ~

We were with a group at a preserve in the country apparently taking a tour, and someone yelled, “Hey! There’s a rattlesnake!” Suddenly, it was an “Indiana Jones to the Rescue” moment when this man who was leading us leaped into action; dramatically sailing through the air, balancing on a falling tree and swooping down to easily capture this creature. He returned it to us like a trophy.

The rescuer was standing over it and holding its bulging neck while another of his crew threw down a fence post to measure it and said loudly, “It’s bigger than it looks.” I was standing directly opposite the thing as it locked onto my eyes. It stared at me with intent and its neck bulged and expanded with visible strength. I was stunned by the distinct awareness that this thing hated me. It was focused directly on me as though we were in a face-off for life and death. The stare of this creature communicated clearly it wanted to do me harm.

The snake was of the brightest yellow and I kept thinking it didn’t look like a rattlesnake as I knew them to be, and there was no rattle, no sound or sign of it. Part of the deceit was this. It wasn’t a rattlesnake at all. But at this point, I still believed what they said, even though it did not comport with what I knew to be true of a rattlesnake. Instead of trusting myself, I thought they must know better.

Just as I was wondering why they didn’t hurry up and cut off its head, something caught my attention and I turned to see what appeared to be another snake just like it. It was wrapped around a fallen tree by a river. I pointed it out to our guide.  Again, as our heroic leader, he sprang into action, but this time what he retrieved was a bright yellow colored cloth, identical to the skin of the snake. He held it up close for me to examine and reassured me, saying, “See, it’s just a cloth.”

Just then I looked back to where the snake had been on the ground, and I saw the snake had become a small dog and they were preparing to destroy it just the same. I was shocked and disturbed, “Oh no. They can’t destroy a little dog!”

At that moment, I heard a loud voice say, “Things are not always what they seem!”

Instantly, I was completely wide-awake.

~ The Interpretation ~

Right away, I knew the rescuer was definitely a type and shadow of Jesus, my Savior. He was unafraid and reassuring, building my faith in him easily. He is the one who went after, retrieved, and stood over the snake, controlling it, even as it bulged in an apparent display of power. His ease in handling it was comforting. As the snake was opposing, positioned against me, he was still easily maintaining control of it.

Searching for pictures of a yellow snake identical to this one, I gasped at the exact likeness to the images of a python; the one that intends to squeeze the life out of us. Maybe I should have known, but I didn’t and it freaked me out a little that I missed it. It was a python.

The distraction of the other snake that turned out to be a ‘cloth’ of the same color and pattern was a representation of a covering over, deceit and intentionally distracting all attention away from the snake that needed cut off. It was a counterfeit, a look alike, and with the purpose of diverting attention from the actual deceiver.

During the distraction is when the change takes place. The little dog was unusual. It was small, almost puppy-sized, but mature looking. Its coat was like an Irish Setter, but it’s face was small like a beagle. I realized it was a ‘mix’ and indicative of the mixture of lies with truth that has permeated the church of believers.

~ Why It Matters ~

Warnings were stated throughout the New Covenant to the body of believers. Jesus didn’t hold back in telling us the signs of the times,

“All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” ~ Matthew 24:8-14, (TLB)

I suggest this is our current place in time. Continuing to insist on the pure truth of the word of God cannot be overstated. Relaying the fact that salvation comes only by the name of Jesus, and staying strong in our study of the word are imperative.

Paul was strong in expressing his concern for the early church at Corinth. In fact, the entirety of 2 Corinthians 11 is one big fat warning about believers potentially being deceived.

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough…For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” ~ 2 Corinthians 11: 3-4, 13-15 (NIV)

Another warning specifically targeting the last days and the church is found in the book of 1 Timothy,

“But the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some in the church will turn away from Christ and become eager followers of teachers with devil-inspired ideas. These teachers will tell lies with straight faces and do it so often that their consciences won’t even bother them.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:1-2  (TLB)

That’s pretty strong language right there. It says these are some in the church. They will not only turn from Christ, but will eagerly follow teachers with devil-inspired ideas. Read that one more time.

This warning is falling on so many deaf ears in the churches that only intense and continual prayer and warring in the spirit will turn hearts to repentance and open blind eyes. Purification always begins with the people of God and He is insistent on it. With or without us, He will have it. Click To Tweet

There are so many warnings that it’s hard to believe we don’t pay more attention to them. The number of cautions against false prophets and vain philosophies, deceits and traps of the enemy all should indicate the need for us to maintain our guard constantly.

This snake is the spirit of python and with its bright yellow color, the representation of the New Age and ‘spirit of enlightenment’ that would attempt to appear as the Spirit of Truth. This false enlightenment, the enemy appearing as an ‘angel of light’ is a spirit running rampant in the churches as few leaders are willing to address it properly and cut off its head. It is about that simple, but we continue to entertain it. We allow it in the name of tolerance and fear of division and in the name of sparing offense. This is the biggest lie of all. God is clearly a no compromise God. Pure Truth. That is the only choice.  Holiness. His Truth. Not your truth or Oprah’s truth or the other lies that there should be some respect given to the ‘many interpretations’ of the Bible or that there are ‘many ways’ to the Father. The truth is Jesus. There is none other.  We must absolutely hold fast to the charge in Ephesians to “Speak the truth in love.”  I recently heard a pastor say the more popular thing, ‘We will speak our truth in love.’ And there were ‘Amens’ all around. What a deception takes place with the change of one word.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”   Ephesians 4:15 (NIV)

The Father who loves us is not hiding anything we need to know. Deception is of the enemy and the only weapon he’s got. If he can stay concealed and make us believe there is no harm, he can do the devouring work he intends. He detests being exposed. When we see the truth and speak it in love, we fight his attempts to steal, kill, and destroy. It is essential for us to maintain intense prayer, fasting, and worship in order to stay lean in the spirit and persevere against the enemy for the Kingdom of God.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” ~ Ephesians 6:2 (NIV)

Remembering this as we move forward in the pure truth of the word,

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.  For,

“In just a little while,
he who is coming will come
and will not delay.”  

And,

“But my righteous one will live by faith.

And I take no pleasure

in the one who shrinks back.”

But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” ~ Hebrews 10:36-39 (NIV)

God help us.  For the cause of Christ Jesus, I surrender to Him alone.

With love & belief, Jill

Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters

Common Bread for an Uncommon Harvest ~

I received Holy Spirit’s precious word of communion to share with those who would partake. He is calling to us constantly. Desiring communion at all times with those who would receive. My prayer is that you receive this word and thank Him for it by sharing it with everyone you meet.

I became common bread for the common man so that we could share together everything in common. For you, I did this, and so receive.

Cold-blooded or warm-blooded, we categorize and identify the kind of animal by its blood. But I say, “By My blood all shall be identified –with or without the blood of Jesus as covering. The skin of the animal, covered by the blood of Jesus, is of Him. That which is not covered by the blood of Jesus is not of Jesus; so receive Him and be covered.”

You buy insurance, don’t you? Oh, Man! Why are you so concerned with the insurance policies of this world, yet completely unconcerned with what truly lasts? This coverage is what you need. Both now and forever, into eternity, this blood will carry you. No premium. No conditions.

Only receive. By your belief, you sign for it.

Common bread for the common man; Life for life. Eternal sustenance, this is what I have given you. So, you want to live forever? Start here.

 ~The Essential Things are Eternal~

Eating and drinking is not necessarily receiving. Many eat and drink to themselves every day. But receiving the Word of Life with the Bread of life is the essential.

Scattered bread on the waters returns to the shore and the sender is left with what they have sent out- the same- but to scatter beyond is to scatter in the Wind of the Holy Spirit, who takes the bread to flight- above the natural – above the waters; and He sends it where He will. With This Spirit, it is essential to send the bread, and all that is sent for productivity in Harvest must be sent this way.

With love & belief, Jill

“Cast your bread upon the waters,
for you will find it after many days.
 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,
for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.
 If the clouds are full of rain,
they empty themselves on the earth,
and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,
in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
 He who observes the wind will not sow,
and he who regards the clouds will not reap.

As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.”

~ Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 (ESV

Share your thoughts: What is your “American Dream” ?

American Dream~ Success is getting ahead, moving up, making your own way, having more!

God’s Dream ~ Success is humility, moving over, showing someone else the way, giving more.

We love to Americanize God. Rather than being transformed into His character; we prefer creating Him in our image.  It’s more comfortable, and God knows we love our comfort.

King Solomon, the wealthiest and wisest king ever, became disillusioned with all of the pleasures this earthly life had to offer.

“I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless.” ~Ecclesiastes 2:1 (NLT)

In Solomon’s years of searching for satisfaction, he finally came to understand that the only real source of peace rested in an intimate relationship with God.  He summed it up in one simple sentence. ~ “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13

Where does your ‘American Dream’ stand right now?  How has your dream changed?  How is God transforming your life in the present time?

In this year, this time and place of your walk, how do you see your ‘Dream’ lining up with God’s Dream for you?  Please feel free to explore and share your heart here!

With love & belief, Jill

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The Beautification Process

I heard the Lord saying, “Beautification!  Beautification Process!  It’s a Beautification Process of the Bride!”  “Fire Refining!”  and then, “James 1:5”

I heard clearly.  This is how it starts as He speaks to me in the mornings, waking me with a word, then more; a phrase followed by a scripture that ends up going precisely with the word He’s saying to me in that moment; it’s always a match!  Listen, I couldn’t do that if I tried. It’s the most beautiful and amazing time of every day and I thank Him for it, so humbled and deeply grateful.  The Holy Spirit is our teacher as the Bible tells us, and He is the best teacher!  He will lead you from one thing to the next if you will just stay with Him in it.

James 1:5 says, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”  The strong word of wisdom here did not initially strike me as ‘beautification’ or ‘refining’, yet I knew in my spirit there was more to it.  As I read the section and the verses in context preceding this, it became clearer.

James 1:2-5 speaks more specifically of profiting from trials, affliction, and the process of growing into perfection through the testing of our faith.  Check this out,  “2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”  

There are a couple of things I noticed right away.  There are choices we make in this.  First, we choose how to consider our trials.  We are encouraged here to count them as JOY, but this is clearly a choice we must make.  James tells us why we should count our troubles as joy, too.  KNOWING ‘the testing of your faith produces endurance’  sets us up for success – there is PURPOSE in the trials – it’s exercise toward developing endurance; and better still, this carries us to understanding what endurance brings – perfection and completion in the work God is doing in us!  In fact, the word says, at the end point where we have continued to endure through our trials, we will then lack nothing.

On top of this, we are assured that if we lack wisdom as we endure, all we have to do is ask!  This is also a choice.  It’s that simple.  The condition is that you are lacking.  The requirement for receiving is that you ask.  And the promise is that you will be given wisdom – liberally and without reproach – in other words LOTS of wisdom with no rebuke for asking!  This is GOOD news!

Now, the Lord led me further to Romans 5, reminding me of the four things we receive from suffering.  Patience produces perseverance, which produces character, which gives us HOPE that ‘does not disappoint’ – this justification by faith bringing us to peace with God.   See this, in Romans 5: 1-5, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Here again, we are reminded that we already know this – the HOPE that is the result of persevering through suffering into character and resulting in the HOPE of Him who does not disappoint!

Again, in Hebrews 6:19, “We have this HOPE as AN ANCHOR for the SOUL, firm and steadfast.  It enters the sanctuary behind the curtain…”  (access by grace to the Throne of God) and finally, back to James 1:12…”Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the CROWN of LIFE that God has promised to those who LOVE HIM.”

This is the BEAUTIFICATION PROCESS of the BRIDE!   Those who love Him will go through the process and will be made beautiful through the trials, REFINED in the FIRE and given wisdom for the asking, brought through it all to PERFECTION!

Be encouraged if you are in the refining fires of trials!  You are being made beautiful for Him and will receive the GLORIOUS Crown of Life!

With love & belief, Jill