We Fight From A Position Of Rest

As the journey continues 

We are entering a new place 

of quietness and rest

A place where words 

are unnecessary

A place of contentment

Where we know that everything 

will work together for our good

Here our hearts beat in 

rhythm with Father’s 

Completely yielded

As we go lower still

Knowing that when the time 

is right, Father’s promises for us

will come into fulfilment

We entered the wilderness 

carrying a heavy load

Of issues not dealt with

Our hearts were laid bare

Our deepest pain were uncovered 

Our wounds were healed

Generational curses were 

dealt with

We laid everything down blocking our growth

Every part of our heart 

was dealt with,

for Father to move in 

This was our most fruitful season of healing, growth and awakening  

Many new beginnings were 

birthed when we dealt with our pain

We came to this wide open place 

of Papa’s perfect rest

Unknowingly we yearned 

and desperately needed this place

An oasis found by the 

desperate one’s 

Where we drink of His waters unending 

Never to be thirsty again 

Papa knew that our journeys

would bring us to this wide open place in Him

Where we would awaken to higher levels of spiritual revelation in 

this hour

A new place where we are 

One with Love 

An integral part of our destination

We cannot progress with 

hate in our hearts

We bless our enemies

We thank them for training 

us and catapulting us into 

our destinies

Weren’t it for them, we never would have healed and known the depth of Papa’s heart for His bride

We live from a place deep within

Prepared over the years of dwelling with Him

This is the seventh day 

for many I hear Father say

A place of contentment, completeness, spiritual perfection 

and perfect rest

Where Papa quiets His bride with His all consuming Love

A place found by few

Love our habitation

The air we breath

We are protected from the attacks 

of the enemy

Trained on the 

front line  

Every agenda of satan 

had its purpose

The bride of Christ is 

fearless and bold

We fight from a position of rest

What was sent to harm us

Was a set up to launch us 

into our destinies

The seventh day is here

When the time is right everything will fall into place!

~Isaiah 60: 22~  When the time is right I, the Lord will make it happen!

~ Ebigale Wilson

We Fight From A Position Of Rest

The Journey

Treasures Of Wisdom And Knowledge

“May we be encouraged in heart and united in love that we may have the full riches of complete understanding of Christ, God’s mystery, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

A lot of sublime superlatives in just one sentence.

First of all, to be encouraged in heart and united in love is that nearly unreachable ambition of all of God’s saints and prophets. Secondly, the complete understanding of Christ is something that many would tell you is an impossibility. Lastly, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge? How does one acquire the faith to pray a prayer like that and aspire to it with any degree of hope in attaining it?

Maybe, we would need to look at the rest of Colossians, Chapter 2. The apostle Paul, through ardent Godly love, was struggling mightily in the Spirit for this church. The welfare of the church was not just one of Paul’s many and varied interests; it was his life, his burning passion. And we find the root of this passion in Colossians, Chapter 1, where he explains that he rejoiced in what was suffered for this church, and that he made it his aim to “fill up in his fleshly body” what was lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the church. That is, he was passionate about finishing what Christ was no longer present to finish himself.

Ultimately, we have to conclude that it is possible for God to answer a prayer like this, lofty as it may seem. Otherwise, it would not have been included in the scriptures. We must admit that our limited strength is no deterrent to God’s unlimited power and his benevolent grace.

If he decides to perfect a church, then he is going to do it, and he will find those that want to work with him in seeing it accomplished. We must only pray like the man who needed Jesus to heal his son, “I believe, help my unbelief!” And maybe we should add, “Please send workers into the harvest,” for church work was never designed to be a one man job.

Ideally, it is a team effort involving everybody.

~ Brad Heilhecker

Chanukah Peace

On night two of Chanukah the LOVE candle lights JOY and then PEACE.

What do you think of when you hear the word, “peace?”

Some people think of calm waters. Some think of no fighting. I’m sure that people who live in war torn countries think of no gun fire around them. Some people might just think of enjoying a peaceful massage or dinner. There are so many different ways that peace could be interpreted.

What does the WORD of God say about peace?

Isaiah 26:3 “A person whose desire rests on you, you preserve in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. (CJB)

Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please Adonai, he makes even the man’s enemies be at peace with him. (CJB)

Matthew 10:34 “Don’t suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Land. It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword!” (CJB)

John 16:33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris (trouble). But be brave! I have conquered the world!” (CJB)

PEACE… there are things we need to DO in order to have peace.

Isaiah tells us we must REST in Adonai and TRUST in Him.

Proverbs says that when our WAY PLEASES Adonai, than even our enemies will be a peace with us.

If we skip to the verse from John it says that if we are UNITED with Jesus, than we may have peace. We are also to be BRAVE.

Too often we expect PEACE to be present everywhere. If we look at the verse in Matthew we can understand that this is not the case. Jesus clearly told His disciples that He did not come to bring peace to the Land. In fact, He came with a sword and knew that there would be divisions along the way. He knew that families, friends, and communities would struggle. He said there would be wars and rumors of wars. He knew that famines and earthquakes will shake the land and bring chaos. What do we do in these situations?

There are people who have missed their Messiah because they thought that the Messiah was going to bring PEACE to the world. Jesus did not bring peace to the world. Jesus brought peace to HEARTS. Jesus brought peace to the LIVES of people, but not to the world. This will happen when He returns and takes His place as KING over ALL the earth.

Those who are looking for peace in the world are missing the teaching of Jesus. Jesus wants PEOPLE to have peace in their LIVES. Adonai desires for those who trust Him to have PEACE in their HEARTS. It is more about what is on the inside than what is taking place on the outside.

Jesus tells us that in this world we will have trouble. We are to be BRAVE through it and stay UNITED with Him. When we stay close to HIM and follow HIS ways, HE conquers the world for us and we can have PEACE in our HEARTS. When we are FOCUSED on His words, than we have PEACE in our MINDS.

Are you looking for peace to come around you? If you are, STOP and focus inward! What are YOU doing to bring peace to your heart? Are you TRUSTING? Are you RESTING? Are you FOLLOWING HIS WAYS? Are you UNITED WITH HIM? In order to find peace, we MUST walk with Adonai. We must TAKE the TIME to LISTEN to Him and let Holy Spirit lead us and guide us.

Be a person of peace to those around you. Be the LIGHT He has asked you to be by finding a way to be PEACEFUL in the midst of chaos.

Here is a verse about LIGHT which, if we truly follow the LIGHT of the world, we will have PEACE and LIFE!

John 8:12 Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.” (CJB)

I pray that you find a way to have PEACE inside. When you have peace, than it spreads to those around you. May HIS LIGHT shine through you and bring PEACE and LIFE to others.

 

Love and Blessings,

Rose Horton

Time…

Time…

“the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole”

Her tears fell on gravel of time

she was tired of peoples opinions

telling her what to do

and who she should be

she was tired of living up

to others expectations

that she forgot who she was

and all the pretty little things

she liked

she became weary and angry at herself which lead her to believe a voice that had drilled her most of her life “what is wrong with me”

they would say

look at her

she’s too much

she shared too much

she loved too much

her beauty was too much

she is too much

she had a past she thought

would never let her go

“do you have any convictions”?

the lady with piercing blue eyes

her face more than close

to her face in that moment

she froze and just like her old court days when the judge cracked his hammer and wanted to throw her down his chambers because she was guilty “silence in the court room” was the silence in this room

a thousand horses ran wildly through her mind everything came rushing back everything she had ever done

all her convictions she had committed

her past her present

her soul began to feel the resurrection of pain guilt shame trauma fear

all the stones people had thrown at her over time and in this time.

Is this how Mary felt when the religious leaders threw her to the ground at the feet of a man who did not come to condemn her but to love her and show her the way to life?

She was ashamed of herself, too much guilt to even look him in the eye

until his hand of generosity reached out to her she wasn’t expecting anything from him;

but he whispered her name

looked past all her shame

the words He spoke comforted her soul and brought hope

“You will be too much for many but don’t worry about what they say you keep being you and keep being too much cause I have placed too much inside you to not let people see My glory if they say you share too much they are trying to stop what I’m saying through you apart of what they say “she is too much” is true because I created you to be too much

He helped her to stand on her feet again

He stood between the religious ones who have tried to keep her in a box of her past

He lifts her chin welcomes her

she looks at Him

she catches his eyes

she can’t look away

captivated by his mercy and grace

He whispers

“when I look at you I see Me

I cannot help but cry because I know the darkness you’ve had to go through to get you right here

right now

I’ve surrounded you with My beautiful light

you didn’t give up no matter the pain and never seeming to end battles one after another you never gave up you got knocked down but over time you arose and allowed me to steady your walk

You are forgiven.

Not just the surface stuff but the hidden stuff you hide within I see it all and it’s time to release it, release it all, it’s not who you are

all those things are used to torment you. It’s time precious one, it’s time to let go you will arise from the fire more at peace you will walk a little lighter and joy will flood your soul expect unusual which is just right for you, you hear my voice come walk with me beloved.

He makes all things beautiful in his time and for every season under heaven everything takes time to heal

to break down

to build up

to weep to laugh

to mourn a time to dance

Man made a cage

but I made your wings

it is for freedom that I came

to set you free

~ Ngahuia Harvey

It was like a dream come true when you freed us from our bondage and brought us back to Zion! We laughed and laughed and overflowed with gladness. We were left shouting for joy and singing your praise. All the nations saw it and joined in, saying, “The Lord has done great miracles for them!” Yes, he did mighty miracles and we are overjoyed! Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again. Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!

~ Psalm 126:1-6 TPT

More Harm Than Good

Paul wrote to the Corinthian church that their church meetings did “more harm than good.”  

Certainly, there were specific reasons that he made this assertion, but it may be a warning to all of us to make sure that when we meet together that our meetings are in accord with all of the principles of scripture and love. This requires diligent prayer and study of the word and attention to comparing our traditions with the truth of the word.  

For, in this same chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians, he warned them that sickness, weakness, and death were a result of their unfaithfulness to the Spirit of the word.

How, then, are we to proceed with our worship of the Lord? As the psalmist wrote: “by living according to his word.” This may seem harsh to those of us who are in love with our church traditions, but, if we are to “teach others to obey all of his commands,” it only stands to reason that we must first learn to obey his commands ourselves, for “judgement begins with the house of God.”  

This is in agreement with all common sense and wisdom, for any individual who would strive to influence his world must first make sure that his own house is in order before speaking into the life of the community, lest he be labeled a hypocrite in the eyes of God and his friends.

So, let us “study to show ourselves approved, workmen who need not be ashamed.” Our Father has given us only one book through which we may know his ways.

Undoubtedly, its contents are obscure and difficult to assimilate with the carnal mind, but, if we will approach our studies prayerfully, we will discover all the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that our hearts could possibly desire as we diligently apply ourselves to the privileged task of bringing joy to Our Savior’s heart.

Men go to school for years and study a multitude of books to attain proficiency in their trades, and we spend hours reading for our pleasure, so it is no unfair request for Our Father to ask that we become familiar with his one and only love letter to us.

~ Brad Heilhecker

Long Enough You Were Kept Back

Stripped to the core

Nothing to hold on to

Like a boat on the stormy

open seas 

You drifted around

No purpose

No future

No identity

Only the negative labels

others put on you

Oh how many times I wanted 

to tear them off of you

Look you in the eyes and declare

My love for you

I knew a revelation of My love 

would set you free

You were so busy trying to fit in

When I called you to stand out

So busy to condemn yourself

When I have washed you

in My blood

So busy to fit molds of what others expected of you

You didn’t know your worth

When I called you to explore uncharted territories with Me 

If only you could see

My heart for you

Oh’ if only you could see 

the adventurous journey 

I planned for you

If only you could see yourself 

the way I saw you

My blood washed daughter

I have so many dreams for you

I lured you with My love

I could never let go of you 

You said yes to Me in the 

middle of fierce battles 

and trials

In the middle of heart wrenching pain

In the middle of your life crashing down

When you were at your 

lowest

You gave Me your all

Trusting Me without borders

You stepped back

As everything you thought 

was important went up in flames

Turning around, you walked 

a different direction

from which you came

You finally surrendered 

Broken, hurt,

many unanswered questions

You left at the cross

Trusting Me with your 

whole life

As tears welled up in 

your eyes

Our deepest bond was formed 

And a peace

you never experienced before 

Laid your heart waste

You were transformed by My love

Every part of your journey 

was important

The highs and lows

The joy and the pain 

It led you to the secret  

place reserved for us

Where I minister to you 

and you minister to Me

A place where My perfect 

peace reigns

A place of revelation and breakthrough

Where you are safe from 

every attack

No one can touch You

You fit perfectly in My heart

It is time to move past the boundaries of religion

Break down laws erected 

by men

Walk into every dream I 

have for you

Long enough you were 

kept back

Every negative labels

are removed

It is time to release your 

unique sound in the earth

Creation is waiting for the 

revealing of My bride…

They will be distinguished

by the sound they release!

~ Ebigale Wilson

Long Enough You Were Kept Back