For in his presence is FULLNESS of JOY! As we place our affections on Jesus he will fill us with HIS JOY!
Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11
During a time of spending time with the Lord and placing my affections upon him, I began to be filled with his presence. In a vision, I began to see my favorite place to rest, The Sea of Galilee. As I meditated on this place, I began to picture Jesus on the beach, full of JOY and having fun. He then spoke to me and said, “Do you want to see something fun? “ He then took us up, sitting on a beach ball overlooking the Sea and announced to me, This is the best place to view the Sea. Wow, such an adventure as we walk with Jesus , he wants to have fun with us and take us places to enjoy! He wants us to fellowship with him and enjoy our time together and live life abundantly. Walk by faith and enjoy your journey with the Lord Jesus!
Proverbs 31:25 : She is Clothed in Strength & Dignity and She Laughs Without Fear of the Future:
Prayer: Jesus, forgive me of any doubt or fear and putting other things before you. I want to prioritize our time together. I want to seek you and spend time in your presence and be filled with your JOY! I will enter your gates with thanksgiving and your courts with praise! I leave everything at the foot of the cross, all fears, worries, doubts and I’m going to trust you completely as I come boldly to the throne of Grace! I want to have fellowship with you and enjoy our time together! Awaken my heart to draw closer to you each day! I love you Jesus! Amen
What is a mouthpiece? I love this definition, one that expresses or interprets another's views / spokesman We are to express the words of the Lord when we speak! In Exodus 4:16 Moses was Gods mouthpiece: Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; he will act as a mouthpiece for you, and you will be as God to him [telling him what I say to you].
New International Version Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27 When Jesus rose again, his body went to heaven. We as believers are his representatives here on the earth and we are to represent him well as the body of Christ. We are his ambassadors and he uses each one of us as we surrender to him. 1 Corinthians 12:15-26
New International Version 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed(A) the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.( 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.(C) 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it!
So you see, each one of us represents the Lord as a foot, a toe, an arm or the mouth. We are ALL important and when we begin to move as one body, there will be AMAZING things happening ! Many will see the POWER and GLORY of the Lord displayed in the churches!
Tonite during prayer, I began to see in the Spirit a mouth. The Lord began to show me that the Body has been chewing and eating things that weren’t healthy. Many were eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and not eating from the tree of LIFE! Many things tasted good from the tree of life and the fruit may have been ripe but many also have been eating rotten fruit from the same tree! The trees produced bad fruit snd had caused much disease and decay along the gums in the mouthpieces! There were cavities in the mouth that was filled with hard cement and the root cause was not dealt with to cause the decay! It has been solidified and it needed to be drilled out by the spirit of God! The mouth had to be cleansed and purified for LIFE to be released! The mouth pieces needed to be purified and the diseased state be removed! The roots of the mouth and rotten fruit had to be dealt with before fruitfulness could take place! Some teeth needed to be pulled out and needed to be removed because it causes overcrowding, too much pride and self was in the way! Room for expansion needed to make way for the new growth to occur! The braces on the front of the teeth were on tight and was like a steel fence grasping the front end! It was holding them captive until they could be realigned and straightened out then once removed the freedom would come forth! Listerine was then being poured into the diseased and bacteria ridden roots of the fountain down to the bone.
Proverbs 3:7-8 ESV Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
As the refreshment of the Listerene was poured into the roots, the bacteria was cleansed out and the fresh breathe of the Holy Spirit could blow through the mouth through WORD & SONG and the oracles of the Lord were pure and holy! Jesus is preparing his bride and he is cleansing and purifying us to become more like him for we are to be holy and spotless without wrinkle!
Revelation 19:7, NIV: "Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." and blameless. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. Ephesians 5:27 NLT
Prayer: Jesus I repent when I have allowed the enemy to use my mouth for sin and filth. I ask that you would purify me and cleanse me with the blood of Jesus. Fill me with the fresh breathe of your Holy Spirit right NOW!
God bless you Debra
During a time of worship, I began to focus in on Jesus! It’s during this time that when I enter into his presence that I am able to release all the stresses of life, nothing else matters and I am able to focus on my King Jesus! He is worthy to be praised! He is King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s! The Word says, that as we draw near to him, he will draw near to us! Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 The Lord is good! Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:4) He is closer than you think. By faith you draw near to him and praise and thank him and you are able to enter into the realm of the spirit. The Word says “Come up here” He is the door and he is waiting for you to knock and believe to enter. After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was, as it were, of a trumpet talking with me, which said, “Come up here! ( Revelation 4:1) ✓ I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:9-16) As I gazed upon the beauty of the Lord. I began to see a stirring up of many colors. I began to ask the Lord what is this? He said it was a reflection of the rainbow from the throne room in heaven. I then saw a pool of water with a high flowing waterfall flowing into another pool of water and below the waterfall was filled with a rainbow of colors. I then saw a light in the spirit circling around the worshippers, which were angels joining us on worship to our King! The Lord was inhabiting the praises of his people. (Psalm 22:3) The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. (Revelation 4:3) Heaven is real and it is a place that you will live for eternity. Do you know where you will go after you leave this earth? Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ by faith you will be saved! Prayer: Jesus. I want to know you! I don’t understand all things but by faith I choose to believe today that you paid the price for me and died for my sins. Forgive me and wash me clean! Come into my heart and change my life! I want to live for you and worship you in spirit and truth! Cleanse me with your blood and make me white as snow! I want to experience your presence and really know you Jesus! I repent of my ways and I want to walk in truth! Show me what truth is and reveal yourself to me! Open my eyes to see your beauty in heaven! I want to know you Jesus as the true light! In Jesus name I pray, Amen
During a time of worship, I began to see a beautiful waterfall with the water flowing rapidly into a stream below. The water began to hit a rock and cause a blockage in the water flowing downward. As I began praying and asking the Lord what he was showing me, I began to sense the blockages that held many people captive in the body of Christ. The story of Moses and the rock came to my memory. Let me share the story with you.
The Israelites had left Egypt and were moving toward the promised land, but they began to get thirsty and they were looking for water. God gave Moses instructions to SPEAK to the Rock, but he STRUCK the Rock. God in his mercy provided the water that would satisfy their thirst. But he instructed Moses to SPEAK, not STRIKE the rock. Therefore, he was not able to enter the promised land due to his disobedience.
Numbers 20:11 New Living Translation Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill. You see, Jesus is the Living water, if any person comes to him, they will never thirst again.
In the story of the woman at the well, she was thirsty in the natural, but Jesus met her and knew she needed a deeper type of thirst which was spiritual.
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." ... but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4
So you see, ultimately we must speak to the “rocks” in our life that weigh us down, or block us to be removed. Jesus has given you, the believer the authority to speak to the things that block you to be removed in Jesus name. Take up your sword, which is the Word of God and speak to those things that are blocking you and believe that are moved. Call those things forth and believe as though they are! He has called you to walk in freedom and have the path clear! “I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.”
Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me and giving me direction. For you are the path to life, so right now I speak to those blockages, hinderances in my life to be removed in Jesus name and I ask that the rivers of living water be stirred up in my belly to flow freely once again in Jesus mighty name! Amen
Thousands of years of ago there were people that presumed that they knew it all and started to build their own empire. In the Bible there is a story of the Tower of Babel. (Genesis 11) In researching the Word Babel, it was a city in Shinar where the building of a tower is held.
Babel means a confusion of voices.
Today, nothing remains but a watering hole. The Tower was said to be almost 100 meters tall and was dedicated to Babylon's own God, Marduk. The people assumed that they knew best and that they tried to reach their god with building their own empire. Today there is a confusion of many voices. Some from the enemy, our own thoughts and some from the Lord God. Now today it may look a little different, but many people in the world, including “the church” are building their own empires and are not led by the Holy Spirit. God is real and he will NOT tolerate the worship of false idols or the pride of man to continue.
Eventually they will all fall like the Tower of Babel. We must not presume God wants this or that and move in the flesh, and be prideful, but allow God to direct our paths and have him judge and deal with the hearts of man and to work everything out in his timing.
Pride does come before the fall.
( Proverbs 16:18) Even though things in the world and people that aren’t walking with God around us may appear to be not touched, God does see all and knows all and is giving people an opportunity to repent and turn from their false idols. But take heed, the time will come that every false idol will be toppled down and be crushed to the ground. Another example, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar suffered from a mental illness, and lived in isolation for seven years, until he acknowledged the power of the one God. He was prideful and God humbled himself. You can read more about Nebuchadnezzar's Story in the in 2 Kings 24, 25; 2 Chronicles 36; Jeremiah 21-52; and Daniel 1-4 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1Peter 5:6 NIV
Father God, we come to you today and ask for forgiveness for being prideful and presuming we know what is best. We surrender to your ways and ask that you Holy Spirit would help lead us and guide us in directing our path. I humble myself before you Father and pray that you would fill me today with your wisdom and revelation to direct my path in my life and for others. In Jesus name, Amen.
Trees are represented throughout the Word of God and symbolize many things. One night during prayer and Intercession, I began to see a large group of willow trees near the water. I began to research the willow tree and found that they need to be near water to grow and as they grow their roots upward. I saw the willow trees as the Intercessors weeping over the list and dying world. As his daughters and sons we need to be in community and pray, travail and weep over the souls that are lost. We continue to grow as we unite together by the oasis of the water.
They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. Isaiah 44:4
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3
I was reminded in the psalm that says a person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever they do prospers. As we are planted near water we begin to grow and flourish. When we trust the Lord and have our confidence in him we will grow in leaps and bounds. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Prayer: Lord, I want to sit by the banks of your River and be planted by the water and be filled with your presence. I trust in you today, that you are my confidence! Pray through me Holy Spirit and give me a heart of prayer and Intercession for the lost and dying world. Awaken the Intercessors to pray without ceasing and to not give up until we see revival in our cities! In Jesus name we pray.
Water is something we need to survive, without it we become dehydrated and eventually perish. In the Word of God, it says, where there’s no vision, people perish! What does that mean? A person may be living each day and have no hope of anything for tomorrow if they can’t see or dream!
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish.
God showed me a vision as an example of who he is and to encourage the body of Christ to refresh us with his Living water! Praise the Lord we can turn to the Word of God and get refreshed with the Living water and be filled! Jesus is LIFE! When we drink of him we will never run dry. The water he gives us is like that spring from the well. For out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Recently during a time of cooperate prayer, I began to see in the spirit a stream of water flowing from a high place into a narrow canal, running deep into a root system, as the water flowed it came to a place where the water began to bubble up like a bubbling fountain. Next, I began to see a tall mountain with a large waterfall with flowing water and below there was a pool that was clear and still. The pool was still and calm, like the still waters of Psalm23. The pool was a healing pool where the Lord was inviting his people to jump in and be healed.
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’
When we believe IN HIM, the flowing of his spirit is moving within us and there are no stagnant waters. The Lord is with there, if you are thirsty and call upon his name he will answer you! When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. Isaiah 41:17-18
Living in a desert myself, it is a place where it is dry. The Lord is preparing his bride to drink if the water and be filled with HIM so we can fill others! Get ready for he wants to use every available vessel! Pour yourself out to him today and allow the fresh in filling of his spirit to OVERFLOW through you!!
Prayer: Holy Spirit I want to know you in a deeper way. I’m asking for you to pour into the dry places of my heart, flush away all debris and blockages and fill my heart to OVERFLOW with your presence! I want to abide in you and stay by the River of life to drink of your presence. Bubble up within me and refresh me and others with your spirit! I’m going to jump in the calm still waters and be made whole! I thank you for your presence Holy Spirit and your abiding love that is filling me NOW Renew fresh vision and hope to your people Father God, in Jesus name, Amen
The Word Vengeance is found throughout scripture and I found one particular word “absolute’ describing vengeance. Isn’t that just like God? He is the Great I am, the same yesterday, today and forever and the Alpa and Omega. He is the ABSOLUTE God!
Romans 12:19 KJV “Dearly Beloved, avenge not yourselves but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord. Avenge seeks retribution on behalf of somebody else, whereas revenge seeks retribution for yourself. Retribution is a reward or punishment. God is a THE REWARDER of those that diligently seek him. Jesus wants to be your vindicator and do for you that only HE can do!
Psalm 75:7 Bur God is Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.
Genesis 39:5 It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the Lord’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.
Joseph was the least amongst his brothers and was favored by his father. His brothers took him and threw him in a pit and was sold into slavery into Pharaoh’s house. All Joseph wanted to do was to love his family and share his dreams. Even in the palace, he was wronged and thrown into prison for an accusation of making moves on the King’s wife, which Joseph did not commit. But God ,took what the enemy meant for harm and turned things around for his good eventually in God’s timing bringing FULL restoration and retribution into his life. I’m sure Joseph didn’t always have a good attitude about "being in prison” and probably murmured and complained “it’s not fair God”. But at JUST the RIGHT TIMING God showed up and didn’t forget the promises he made to Joseph.
In Samuel 24, you will find the story of David, I will paraphrase some of the story. David was another man who was wrongly accused and spoken against. He was a young boy in the shepherds field tending to the sheep and one day Samuel the prophet of GOD came to the field, looking for the next king. David was overlooked UNTIL God pointed him out to Samuel and he was appointed by God. It took many years before that promise would come into fruition. David served King Saul and was wronged many times until he had to flee his presence without getting killed. One day God spoke to David and said he was going to deliver Saul into his hands and David even cut off the corner of Saul’s robe when he was asleep. David so wanted to honor God and NOT take things into his own hands even though he was wronged against and ultimately God did vindicate him! David said “There is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand”
God is NOT evil, but ALWAYS GOOD. We as his children are called to be imitators of Christ. ( Ephesians 5:1) The Bible says to abstain from every form of evil.(1Thessalonians 5:22) WHAT IS EVIL? How we think about evil is different than what God thinks about evil. Evil is from the enemy satan and GOODNESS is from God, which is also one of the fruit of the spirit. God says that every GOOD and perfect gift comes from Above NOT Below. God is looking for those with a pure heart. For the Word says, Those with a pure heart will see God. Way back at the beginning of the Bible, the BOOK OF GENESIS, God set in place his directions for what was evil.
Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “ Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat,”but of the tree of the knowledge of GOOD and EVIL you shall NOT eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
FRET NOT Fret not, but Trust in the Lord. (Psalm 37:1-40) God told David to FRET NOT because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do GOOD: dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. For God will bring EVERY deed into judgment with every secret thing, whether GOOD or EVIL. ( Ecclesiastes 12:4) In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, will sward to me THAT day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved HIS appearing. SO have HOPE that God is moving and working all things out. For he is a God that SEES. just like the woman Hagaar was thrown into the desert heartbroken and beaten down. She cried out to God and he SAW her! He is Jehovah El-Roi. He sees all of your pain, your hurts, your good and evil in your heart and he is longing for you to turn it ALL over to him and surrender your life to him completely.
Father in the name of Jesus, I come to you with a sincere heart and I ask that you would create in me a clean heart and renew in me a right spirit. Cleanse me with your blood and forgive me of every defilement of my body, soul and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. Bless me Lord and purify my heart for I want to see you clearly. Let your love abound with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent and be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Cleanse the eyes of my heat and purify all things. You are my vindicator and you bring vengeance to the wrongs that have been brought against me. I release all people in my life to you and i choose to forgive them. You have laid up the crown of righteousness for me and you are the righteous Judge. I thank you Lord for my life and I trust you in all things knowing you are working all things out for my good for those that love you and are called according to your purposes. I love you Abba Father,Jesus and Holy Spirit and I thank you that you are the orchestrator of my life in Jesus name I pray these things. AMEN!
Blessings in Christ,
Happy Good Friday!
Today was a day, thousands of years of ago that Jesus died on the cross. He was strong, focused and resilient! He took the beatings from the Roman soldiers, thorns were placed on his head and was nailed to a cross, he was pierced in his side! Jesus was focused on the will of the Father for his life. He kept on going and didn’t quit when the going got tough. We are called to be imitators of Christ. Now we may not be called to suffer on the cross, but as believers we all are or will be walking through time of pain and suffering in one way or another. We need the Spirit of God to help us walk through things daily to not become hardened to life! So be strong in the Lord and the power of HIS might! Lean into Jesus today and grab hold of his resilient power! For greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world!
God bless you!
God, I want more of You.
Too often, I choose to pursue momentary things and push You aside. Please forgive me, and change me. I don’t want to live a life that isn’t focused on You.
As I prepare for Resurrection Sunday, help me to silence the noise in my life. Show me what steps I need to take to refocus my heart, mind, and will on You alone.
Search my heart, and know me. Clean out my life, point out anything that offends You, and make me more like You. Show me the paths that lead to life, and fill me with joy in Your presence.
I love You, and I want to fix my eyes on You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.