Is the Lord your God testing you?

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Deuteronomy 13:1 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ 3you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams,

for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul…

I share a YouTube video a friend sent me: https://youtu.be/jrYWaFaXITE -if you can’t access the video by clicking on this link, go to YouTube search: Best sermon about The Baptism of Fire and The Holy Spirit-Bill Johnson…

Pastor Bill shared from his heart a very convincing/convicting message and then went into this spontaneous song:

Dove

Pour out Your Spirit 

Answer by fire

show forth Your mercy

Your heart is my desire

Your heart is my desire

Is the Lord God’s heart your desire? Have you thought lately about how much you love the Lord your God? Is it with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind…with your whole life? Are you holding back, wanting to keep a part of yourself separate from the Lord? The first of the “Ten Commandments” is:  Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

pexels-photo-433029.jpegGod goes on to connect this to Deuteronomy 13:

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…

King Solomon searched his own heart to try and fill his desires:

Ecclesiastes 2:3 searched in my heart how to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives. 

 King David asked God to search him: 

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

This is what God tells us:

Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

I encourage you to spend time waiting on the Lord. Humbly come before Him, ask Him to search your heart. When the Holy Spirit reveals your anxious thoughts and any wicked ways in you, renounce them(repent)and don’t let them cling to your heart and soul anymore. Apply the blood of Jesus, then let The Holy Spirit lead you in the way everlasting. Seek Him and find Him by searching with all your heart. 

At the end of the video you can join in this meditative Psalm:

  1. My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine; For Thee all the follies of sin I resign; My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

  2. I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me, And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree; I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

  3. I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death, And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath; And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow, If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

  4. In mansions of glory and endless delight, I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright; I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow, If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/My_Jesus_I_Love_Thee/Call on the Lord

 

What a week of filling with Jesus!

img_20190629_204329305I begin with this quote from Billy Graham I found on this week’s Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Summer Soul Refresher: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Billy Graham once said, “Even sorrows turn to blessings when they make us less attached to the earth and more attached to God. Then more than ever we discover that Jesus truly is our friend—‘All our sins and griefs to bear.’”

Do you know Jesus that way—as a friend you can turn to and confide in? Someone who accepts you, has compassion on you and gives you wise counsel?

I hope you have a personal relationship with the One who gave all He had to make a way for us to have a relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

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I have been watching Kevin Zadai’s videos on YouTube this week and am learning a lot about how the Supernatural realm works as we connect with it from here on earth. [Taking Off The Limitations @BCFC July 7 019]One thought that stuck out is: failure is a product of doctrines of men and the way we’ve been raised in this fallen world. God has no thought of failure, neither do Jesus, Holy Spirit or the angels sent to help us. If we truly have died to ourselves, taken up our cross and are following Jesus, success is ours! In other words, the God who made you did not program failure into your life plan; humans did. We must understand what Christ has provided for us through the ultimate sacrifice in order to walk in the love of Christ and minister to those He connects us with. [you can find more about Kevin at: https://kevinzadai.com/%5D

From what I’ve heard recently, 1 John is a book of the Bible many pastors and teachers are shying away from teaching on these days . Could it be that we love the world and ourselves so much that the love of God through Christ is not in us? Is this book too convicting for us to venture trying to read and truly understand? I challenge you to join me as I read through 1 John [and maybe 2nd and 3rd] and ask The Holy Spirit to interpret and help us apply the truths in these passages to our lives. I no longer want to be as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal trying to defend/prove myself right.

1Corinthinans 13:1 [ The Greatest Gift ] Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

Another video I watched on YouTube is Dan Mohler-Live by the Spirit@Without Walls Church-June 2019. I am reminded if we’re really truly dead to our flesh and alive in Christ, “Nobody owes me anything”. Let those who have offended you off the hook for your sake as well as for theirs. As Apostle Paul reminds us:

Pressing Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

I hope I’ve put in words a small portion of what I’ve absorbed this week. I’ve broken out in holy laughter and holy clapping in the Spirit several times and prayed/sung in tongues of men and angels. I’m starting to recognize angels in the clouds and heavenly portals open in the clouds that bring heaven down to earth with no separation. Do you realize heaven’s already inside us as believers? We can walk in it daily when we realize we’re hidden with Christ in God, high above all principalities and powers of the air. Also, I’ve been reading Psalm 139 in the Passion translation of the Bible since I heard Kevin Zadai using it. I’m gaining deeper understanding of how close the Lord is and how thin the separation between heaven and earth is getting these days.  I’ll leave you to ponder!

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Amazing Grace!

amazing graceGrace has been the theme for me today! (June 28, 2019) First, Amazing Grace was played at my sister-in-law’s funeral this morning. On my way home I heard Dr. Charles Stanley   “Walking Worthy of Your Calling” https://www.marshillnetwork.org/shows/charles-stanley/ the first of two sermons about”Our God of Grace”. Just now, I got an email from Billy Graham Evangelistic Society that was ALSO about grace; the hymn Amazing Grace in particular, ending with video of ‘Bagpiper plays “Amazing Grace” at Billy Graham’s funeral in March 2018. THEN I checked out a video post on GODINTEREST https://godinterest.com/2019/05/13/its-not-gay-to-straight-its-lost-to-saved-one-lesbians-journey-to-salvation/

Defining Grace

You’ve probably heard “grace” described as God’s unmerited favor. This common definition is accurate, but a deeper study into the word reveals grace as a gift that embodies the entire relationship between God and man.

[excerpt from Summer Soul Refresher: Amazing Grace BGEC June 27, 2019]

The entire relationship between God and man? What thoughts come to mind when you see someone that’s a professing homosexual, witch, druggie, prisoner, etc.? Do you immediately see their blatant sin and turn away? Castigate them? See them as an evangelistic project/target? Make a point to tell them the Bible calls that lifestyle sin? WELL, the sin is just a symptom of their lost-ness which we’ve ALL had in our own lives to differing degrees. By the way- these are all “noticeable” sins.In The Lord’s Prayer we recite: Forgive us our sins/trespasses as we forgive those who sin/trespass against us. We MUST choose to forgive and we MUST choose to be forgiven. We must realize what grace and mercy we’ve found at the foot of the cross and extend that grace to others. Let’s look at the end of  Jesus’ parable of the unforgiving servant found in Matthew chapter 18:21-35

Matthew 32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

35 So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

Speaking of grace, I’m not referring to the “cheap grace” that’s a popular Christian theme these days: “His grace is sufficient! Sin all you want! Jesus will forgive you no matter what!” In the book of Romans the Apostle Paul does a full discourse on why this is a wrong view of the doctrine of grace. What shown for me in the GODINTEREST post is the woman pointing out she wasn’t saved by church people touting Bible verses about sin; she wasn’t saved out of lesbianism, she went from lost to found by Jesus because of the compassionate, loving actions of women who invited her to a Bible study and showed her what true love is. We are coming into a time where conviction is falling on people and we’re coming into contact with them. They are quite messy for the most part; looking for love in all the wrong places and wondering how to get out from under their sins. Have I mentioned I was recently reconnected with a cousin who’s been practicing Reiki for 30 years and met a niece at the funeral who’s been taken under a witch’s tutelage as a daughter to pass her wisdom on to? I have a friend who’s been connected with a Jehovah’s Witness who’s questioning and trying to figure out the trinity? These people are all around us and we don’t need to look to hard to find them. They don’t want to be told blatant truths their sins exposed; they probably are already feeling their burden of sin. They are searching for what we have in Jesus Christ by grabbing hold of whatever supernatural avenue they can stumble on. We need to be guided by Holy Spirit and filled with the love of God in Christ and use wisdom to minister to these broken spirits. It is not natural for us to love people unconditionally while we hate the sin, but as we live and grow in the fruits of the Spirit by living in Christ’s love we will become more like Christ. He showed all of these fruits by walking in the Spirit and doing the will of the Father and nothing outside that.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth)[Ephesians 5:9]

I leave you in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, learning to walk in Him in Whom we live and move and have our being. Treat others-those in the faith and those not yet in the faith- as we’re instructed in Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

Remember we’re ending the second week of the 90 days of summer prayer for our nation (Hank and Brenda Kunneman’s 4th of July prophecy on YouTube) Lift up our nation in prayer and proclamation! May God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Amen!

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July 4th Prophetic Word!

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My dear friends, the Spirit just alerted me that Lucifer and his minions are planning a major attack on our country, especially the North East. I prophetically call you all to symbolically apply the blood of Jesus to your door posts and lintels as the Israelites did on the first Passover when the angel of death passed by their houses.

Remember God’s days begin an hour before sundown the evening before, so I’m getting this message to you ASAP! Check out Hank & Brenda Kunneman’s prophecies on YouTube if you want to learn more.

SLEEP!

happy nerd I just watched Pastor Bill Johnson‘s sermon Supernatural Sleep on YouTubeI want to share the Scriptures he used and share some things I gleaned. He began by referring to Genesis 1:5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. So God did that day’s work, then the work, evening and morning made the first day. I’ll come back to this thought at the end of this post. Next:

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Job 33:115 In a dream, in a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falls upon men,
While slumbering on their beds,
16 Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction.
17 In order to turn man from his deed,
And conceal pride from man,
18 He keeps back his soul from the Pit,
And his life from perishing by the sword.

Are you OK with God speaking to you while you sleep and you not remembering it when you wake up? What if that prepares you for the day the Spirit uses those instructions to minister through you and speak to others? I’m all for it if it fulfills His plans for my life and keeps me from pridefully thinking I’ve done it all on my own! Another way Pastor Bill posed it: “Deep calls to deep” Father draws from the deposits He made while you were asleep.

comfyPsalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire late,
To eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. (NASB)

How well are you sleeping? Can you trust the Lord to give you sweet sleep? Is it worth it to vainly rise up early and retire late-“burning the candle at both ends”?

cropped-down-the-road-at-dusk-1.jpgPsalm 16:I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;

My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

When’s the last time you let your heart (known as bowels of compassion; kidneys; center of your being) sleep and instruct you?

Psalm 17:15 And me? I plan on looking
    you full in the face. When I get up,
I’ll see your full stature
    and live heaven on earth. (MSG)

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So think about this: If I plan on “looking you (God) full in the face” when I go to sleep, I can plan to wake up seeing Him face to face and living heaven on earth!  I encourage you to check out this video and get the full essence of what Pastor Bill Johnson was sharing.

I have started being conscious of sundown and reminding myself preparation for sleep is the beginning of my next day. If I go to sleep with the weight of the world on my shoulders and dwelling on the war going on in and around me, I know I won’t sleep well. If I turn my affections toward the Lord, I’ll go to sleep turned toward Him. If I awake in the night, I thank Him for waking me in the night seasons as King David did. I take that time to pray in the Spirit, offering prayer, intercession and praise (see what Apostle Paul had to say about praying in the Spirit). Dove

 

Collecting My Thoughts for June 21

WIN_20171016_16_10_40_ProDear Readers, welcome! There seems to be so much going on here that I can’t wrap my mind around one single thing to share with you this week, so here goes several!
Today is the first of the 90 days of summer. Hank & Brenda Kunneman have called us to pray and declare God’s will over our country, especially the North East for this 90 days. You can check out their July 4 Prophecy on YouTube. They are seeing a major move of satanic power on or about the 4th if we don’t stand in the gap!
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Jewish Thoughts: My grandmother was Jewish, immigrated to New York from Vienna (Wein) Austria in 1914 as WWI was beginning. I was her 4th grand child, born on May 14, the 15th anniversary of Israel’s statehood. My sister Trina was born in 1967, the year of the 6(7) Day War that reunited Jerusalem. My sister Gretchen, the eldest grandchild, came to know Jesus Christ as Messiah in 1972, the same year as Sid Roth and Mitch Glaser, two Jews from New York City. I’d say quite apropos for a Jewish grandmother!
hamoc sleep The Dream Workbook Chapter 15 & 16 pg. 72 from How To Live Out Of A Dream by Tommy Reid & Aimee Reid-Sych: 
  1. The DREAM OR WORLD INSIDE OF YOU is designed by God to be PLANTED in the HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT of the world AROUND YOU.
  2. God has a TIMING for everything.
  3. Samuel came into the world at a TIME OF CRISIS.
  4. Have YOU COME INTO THE WORLD FOR A SPECIAL TIME? Are you like Samuel or Esther and have you come into the Kingdom FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. I THINK SO!  Describe how that makes you feel…
Thoughts on aging from Moravian Daily Texts 2019 June 20 :
ZACHARIAS AND ELIZABETH   God, we face fear as we grow older, moving into the unknown-worrying about loneliness, dementia, mental illness, financial insecurity, and many other concerns. Reassure us that Your constant care and love are new every morning. Remind us, Holy Spirit, of your everlasting presence to guide and comfort us through every stage of our earthly pilgrimage, so that we may remain in fellowship with Christ, our friend. Amen.
Do you worry about these things? I choose to trust the Lord with my life and have decided not to take on these worries. It just adds YEARS to the stress of worrying if I do! I take 1 Peter 5:7 and Philippians 4:6-8 to heart; Do not have anxious thoughts about anything because God cares for you!

Sheep under His care

Random Musings for June 14

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Happy Flag day for all my readers in the USA! It’s good to pause and thank God for this symbol of all that’s been invested in our nation, including many prayers that are still being fulfilled in our days! Yes, life’s busy on my end-I don’t know which is busier-harvest time or early garden season! I’ve been listening/watching a lot of Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural programs and several YouTube videos connected with his guests, as well as reading several books at once:

  • Deceived from Within: A Look into the Self-Proclaimed “Hebrew Israelites” by Antoine Evans

  • Working with Angels: Flowing with God in the Supernatural by Steven Brooks

  • How To Live Out Of A Dream: An 8 year old crippled boy walks through an open door into God’s dream by Tommy Reid & Aimee Reid-Sych

  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women                                     by Kate Moore

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Did any of you attend Franklin Graham’s Decision America North East Tour? The Lord graciously hooked me up with my friend Jackie; we both wanted to attend the tour in Syracuse, NY but both had riders cancel at the last minute. We BOTH thought we weren’t supposed to go that day, but I was prompted to text her about who else I could ride with and it worked out perfectly! What a wonderful Hallelu-jah time with Crowder doing the worship and Franklin Graham‘s exhortation. It was amazing how many people went forward and then fireworks at the end! Not only did we both meet dear friends from the past there, we were able to pray for and minister to a young Moonie woman selling roses at the gate on the way out. The Lord is bringing a lot of New Age, homosexual and similarly broken & deceived people into both our lives recently.   Did I mention my friend Jackie had her wheel chair and we got special handicap treatment? That included parking so close to the tour bus we were able to take each other’s photos in front of it!

   Decison America Heidi

Decision America Jackie

I’m also contemplating health and healing as well as angel activity and authority in Christ again. Did you realize when Moses died at 120 years old, he was healthy, strong and had all his faculties. He climbed the mountain, God showed him the Promised land, then he lay down and died. (Deuteronomy 34:7)We do NOT have to be sick and weak to die; if you learn to trust the Lord for divine health, you can die peacefully in your bed or lounge chair at a ripe old age; just passing from earth to heaven in a twinkle of an eye! It’s NOT just an empty dream if you really search what the Scriptures truly say. I recommend Norval Hayes‘ many books of his revelations from the Lord about healing; all are fairly short.

One last thought: Steve and Brenda Brooks (you can find them on YouTube) have a prophecy about July 4th, 2019. They’re calling for prayers and declarations for 90 Days of Summer beginning on June 21. Will you join me praying/declaring against the plans of the enemy and for the plans of God?  Looks like the most crucial times are from the 21st to the 4th of July. Looks like Satan’s army is amassing for a spectacular melee as we celebrate our independence. I leave you all in the Father’s right hand, seated in the Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

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