Friday, March 27, 2015

Vision of Doves

About a week ago, during a worship service, I saw many white doves together. They were beautiful. They were fluttering about close together and as they moved, I saw a few pure, soft white feathers float lose of the doves.

God has been doing so many things in my life and showing me so many things, that I hadn't prayed about seeing this nor thought about it. Today, I decided to look up the meaning of a white dove. I came across something very interesting.

While reading about a group of many doves, I found that grooms-to-be will release doves as a symbol of his devotion and his hopes for the future. This is a beautiful meaning. This speaks to me of the intimacy of the Father, the marriage supper of the Lamb but mostly, the level of intimacy and value God places on His children.

I will continue to pray about the doves, as I continue to see the doves.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

God's Roses to Me

Do the children of God know how much they are cherished and loved by Him? Do they see Him as one who sets and upholds rules and laws? Or God a dictator ready to strike people down if they mess up? How about this: Do you see God as someone who has little interest in people or the world?

God has been revealing Himself to me for the last year and a half in a very amazing way. I have been a Christian for 25 years but I didn't really start getting to know who God IS until now.

It started when I was simply praying and the image of a pink rose kept coming to mind as I prayed. This went on and I began to realize this was God showing me this. As I came to realize this, I began to feel the love connected to the rose and then realized it was God giving me a pink rose. Eventually, I saw Him place it in my heart. I actually felt something happen when He did that also.

I looked up the meaning of a pink rose and I loved the meaning. The pink rose signifies the beginning of a relationship that has great potential. It signifies friendship and at times is given after a first date to say, 'I really enjoyed my time with you. Let's go out again'.

I accepted this as the meaning from God regarding the pink rose and pink roses. For months, God would show me pink roses when I prayed, while worshiping Him, at church and home. I grew to know that God really loves me and that I can count on Him.

As I drew closer to God and further from the things of the world, God began showing me red roses. This may sound strange to some people, but God is a romantic. Romantic is not to be confused with sexual. He is intimate and romantic with pure love. As I saw this image of the red rose when I'd pray, it often humbled me. It would stop me in my prayers and bring tears to my eyes. God Almighty was giving ME red roses!

He began showing me rose bushes and then rose gardens. Beautiful and perfect roses. He shared that Rose gardens exist in Heaven and He showed me these gardens because He loves His children and wants them to know. I looked up the meaning of the red rose and it does mean true love. And by now, I KNOW that God truly loves me and I KNOW that He will never forsake me. I KNOW that I am not just a Christian or a believer. . . I am a CHILD of God. He IS my Father.

Tonight, God showed me a single, perfect white rose. During the entire church service that lasted over two hours, He continued to show me one white rose. At other times I saw many white roses. Tonight God also done an interesting work in my heart and my life. He took deep pain and anger that was in my heart. I sobbed. I wept with DEEP weeping. I felt the pain coming up and out and in return I felt my Father God holding me close and pouring His love into me, lavishly. So beautiful and so perfect is God's presence. I NEVER want to be out of His presence!

I came home and looked up the meaning of the white rose. It means purity and innocence and signifies marriage. This means SO much to me because, in my past I was disregarded by family, cursed and convinced I was worthless and guilty of all impurities that exist. And also, for months (and even years) I have prayed for God to heal my broken heart and tell me that I am more than what I have been told I was.

Several years ago, God gave me a vision about how He was going to remove the things of the world off of His bride. I remember praying for God to remove the things of the world off and out of me to ready me for the marriage supper of the Lamb that is to come. So, here, God is giving me white roses. He sees me as pure and innocent and the lies I believed from the abuse of the past have been broken. If God says I am pure and innocent, then I am! My identity that was shattered in my painful childhood has been lovingly put back together. I know who I am now. And I never really knew before.

I am worthy of love, joy and wealth. I am royalty because I'm a joint heir with Christ. I have been adopted by Father God through the work of Christ Jesus. I have been grafted into the Vine, who is Christ! I AM GOD'S DAUGHTER!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Get Ready NOW

For  years now, I have been given dreams and visions of many kinds. My favorite ones, naturally, are the ones of joy and God's love. I will be honest with you, as I am with God. I am not fond of the dreams and visions I get regarding the world and a coming darkness. I try not to think on it too much. Rightly so, after all I have too much work to do for the Lord! I have five children to teach,and enjoy serving in my church more and more. I would be a liar and a fool if I were to say that these darker messages don't scare me. But God is consistent to give me comfort and remind me that I am safe in Him. If I make God my refuge, then I have nothing to fear.

My husband has a fantastic message he has preached about false refuges. It is a message that every person needs to hear and more than once! I began to learn about false refuges from the time I heard him preach it as well as the many times he discusses the message with me.

In the last year and a half, God has shown me the false refuges I have. Some I knew and some I didn't know. I have been 'stripped' of the refuges of the world. It has not felt good but if I am to move forward and to grow in God, I have to make Him my safe place and refuge and place of comfort; where I feel a sense of control. God showed me about 5 years ago that He was going to 'strip' His bride of the things of the world. It was a strong word. It shook me, literally. But I had no idea how much I was going to experience this personally.

Friends, the enemy is cunning and he gets more and more desperate as time passes. He does know his time is short here in the earth and he doesn't know when Christ will come back anymore than we do. It makes sense that his evil in the earth would increase based on this knowledge alone.

So, fast and pray. Turn your face to God to hear His voice. Pray, fast and wait on the Lord and what He will speak to you. Trust only in God and His Word. It is all you need. Ask Him to search you for false refuges in your life. Maybe you have an addiction to something (false refuges). Perhaps alcohol or drugs or food. Other false refuges can be people (friends, teachers, pastors, family members) or things that money can buy or money itself. Anything you find security in that is ABOVE your security in God is a false refuge. Jesus made this quite clear in Matthew 5.

All things the world offers for comfort and a sense of safety and control are NOT eternal. People change or pass away. Money is spent and can be lost and all physical comforts are temporary and can be taken from us in a moment, because circumstances can change in an instant. Only God is the eternal refuge. He is loving and kind and longs to be your refuge.

I know there is a time of darkness and difficulty coming to the United States and the world. We don't know what pain that may involve for us. What will we have access to? What will be taken from us? If we ready ourselves now, then many losses will barely affect us for our relationship with God cannot be taken away from us and no man can have ANY power over God. Get ready now. Fast, pray, seek God to show you your heart and any false refuges that you have. Allow Him to speak to you. Allow Him to 'strip' away the things of the world out of your life and allow Him to truly become your sole refuge. 

As the darker times approach, we will have a firmer foundation if God is our only refuge. We will stand, when many fall. And we will be a great help to people. Not only can we be a help to Christians, we will be able to evangelize effectively and many will have the opportunity to accept Christ as their savior and refuge also!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Living Water

During worship at church yesterday, I was praying about working with the teenagers in our church. The Lord showed me a beautiful scene of fresh, pure water flowing in streams. This Living Water is God. I realized the streams were flowing from my belly. Of course, the scripture came to mind, John 7:38. The waters continued to flow and I noticed it broke up into smaller streams that poured over my 5 children. But then it continued to break off and flow over teens in our church. The Lord spoke to me, "You are not the Living Water. I am. You cannot make the streams nor can you cause them to move. This means that this is not your work. Your work and effort is to seek me, obey me, worship me and be faithful to me. And the Living Water will flow through you and pour over the land."

I receive this in the name of Jesus. Our work is to seek God. We will hear His voice. If we obey Him, He is able to move and work in ways we have only imagined. I pray, whoever reads this will grasp the truth in this.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jesus, My Joy

This morning was one of those mornings when I really REALLY needed Abba, Father. As I entered into His presence, I felt Him so near. It was like God, my Father was holding me closely in this quiet hidden place. I could feel Him filling my heart with all the things I'd need for the day.

Then I saw Jesus. When I see Jesus in the spirit, I feel so much joy. I was praising God, the Father and Jesus, His Son and I saw Jesus' face close to mine. He was smiling so bright. I could only smile back.

As I continued to pray in tongues and English; praising Him for all He is, I saw Jesus on a beautiful beach. The sun was rising. It was so beautiful. I could smell the beach air. Jesus walked along the beach in joy, smiling. I watched Him run on the beach close to the waters. He was smiling.

Jesus is my joy and peace. Without His work, we would not have the Holy Spirit. Without the work of the cross, we would not have access to Abba, Father.

This is how I'd like to start every morning.