Don’t Pay Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain

On 11.2.20 I had a strange Vision of Gears ….

I knew God was speaking something to me …

but what?

11.3.20 Election day

We prayed – blew the shofar – worshipped and went to bed by 8 pm.

Later in the night I awoke out of a dead sleep.

I felt that it was eerily quiet — more so than normal.

I felt an awakening impression of “Calm Before The Storm” that we were within the “Eye of the Hurricane.” I started to feel a bit of panic and evil foreboding…

I jumped up and tapped my phone and it read 12:34…. I sighed a bit of relief because that is my God Wink time … all numbers in alignment … I always say; “1234 Get Ready for More!”

But More of what? … it didn’t feel as exciting as all the God Winks before …

I decided to check social media for election results … nothing but negative comments and nothing reported …

I went back to sleep and prayed off and on all night in the spirit.

I awoke to a verse Proverbs 3:23 I had from a dream a few days prior and the word “Steadfast.”

My child, never drift off course from these two goals for your life: to walk in wisdom and to discover discernment. Don’t ever forget how they empower you. For they strengthen you inside and out and inspire you to do what’s right; you will be energized and refreshed by the healing they bring. They give you living hope to guide you, and not one of life’s tests will cause you to stumble. You will sleep like a baby, safe and sound— your rest will be sweet and secure. You will not be subject to terror, for it will not terrify you. Nor will the disrespectful be able to push you aside, because God is your confidence in times of crisis, keeping your heart at rest in every situation. —Proverbs 3:21-26 TPT

The 2nd awakening impression / phrase I had is “I will not be shaken.” And I knew from a week ago that I had that verse from a dream. Psalm 62:2.

For God alone my soul waits in silence; From Him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, My defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened. —Psalm 62:1-2 AMP

I used both verses for our family text thread of daily devotions.

I also used Psalm 62:2 as my Thankful for today.

I finished my usual posts and podcasts and checked a few posts that I felt agreed with what I was feeling in my spirit.

I asked the Lord — “What am I to unpack from all this? “

Pray… Rest … Remain Steadfast… Don’t believe the lies… God is still working… He is not shaken so neither are you…Keep declaring… Keep Praying… God always win!

As I went into the kitchen to grab my coffee I saw the strange gear vision again … I recognized the scene from somewhere this time … I was searching my memory on where was that from before ???

I felt the movie “The Wizard Of Oz” drop in my mind.

I got excited and was Yes! It was the gears behind the curtains in Oz!

The movie theme from that scene was perception vs reality ….

Hmmm… but still … I didn’t know what exactly God was showing me.

I texted with my sister and told her … she replied … “In the movie – they think it is some great and powerful Oz only to realize an ordinary man behind the curtain.”

And in the movie when the curtain is moved to reveal the gears and the behind the scenes workings and deception the reply to Dorothy and the others is …

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…”

👀😳🧐

I could be wrong — I am still unpacking … but I believe God is saying….

Perception and reality is being revealed in this hour.

That the man/men behind the curtain/s of corruption and deception is being exposed.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…..

God is revealing hearts and changing minds for those that have been deceiving.

God is fighting and righting the wrongs.

You must continue to trust. You must continue to believe. You must continue to pray that God will make a way where there seems no way.

Turn off the news. Get on your face before the Lord. Do not give in to the lies and deception no matter how bad it perceives to be … that is not God’s reality!

Again! Pay no attention to the men/women behind the curtain/s…

They are all being exposed and will reveal the reality of all things hidden.

Steadfast! – Be Unshaken Warriors and don’t give up!

—XXOO Michelle Bollom

Struggling To Pray?

A prayer for those struggling to pray…

May God meet you anyway.

When you have no words to say

Would you let your body pray through you today.

Wordless prayers of movement, taste, and touch

Of stillness, sight, and sound

Of hands raised up

Of knees bowed down

The language of lighting a candle

Humming a song

Watering the plants

Walking the dog

Savoring your coffee

Shivering in the breeze

Stirring potato soup

Crunching fallen leaves

Breathing in his mercy

Tasting his sweetness

Listening for his goodness

Touching his kindness

When all your words fail, may you remember

That praying is much more than speaking

It is being

With the one who loves to be with you

So, go paint your prayers

Play your prayers

Dance your prayers

Draw your prayers

Bake your prayers

Breathe your prayers

Run your prayers

Hug your prayers

Laugh your prayers

Cry your prayers

And allow your hands and feet

And fingers and nose

And arms and eyes

And shoulders and toes

To carry your prayers

to the foot of the throne

To the one who needs no words

Because He already knows.

— Sarah Bourns

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Images by Alan Hirsch who says he is painting his prayers these days…

Which one is a picture of your own prayers today?

I am Exposing Hearts

“I am exposing hearts right now.

Yes, and that means yours too.

You don’t understand the evil in people’s hearts but I do. I have experienced it first hand.

I went to the Cross for them too.

Your heart is not in sync with Me when you vent instead of repent.

I am asking My people to burn for Me, and for Righteousness, But I also am asking My people to shift the atmospheres, and to love others as they love themselves, and to shine their Lights into the darkness instead of partnering with it.

Sadly, many are barely smoldering wicks and bruised reeds.

(Thankfully you know I promise not to put out or break those.)

But I am imploring you!

As I instructed Paul to instruct Timothy ….

Stir up the Gifts within you!

Reignite My Fire within you!

I am asking My People to sync up to My Heart, My Will, and My Ways.

Don’t you trust Me?

Don’t you know “I Always Win” in the end? My Victory is your Victory and it is secure.

You overwhelmingly overcome and conquer because of My Great Love.

When you choose to judge someone or something you do not know or understand you are also being judged and condemned.

Will you not trust Me?

Will you repent and seek My face?

I specialize in hardened hearts. Don’t you remember the work I did on yours?

Check your heart moment by moment. Sync it to Me and My Word.

Don’t get caught up in the rhetoric and repulsiveness of other people’s words or actions.

I have never asked you to guard someone else’s heart – only to guard your own.

My ways are higher.

My will is to heal.

My heart is for ALL people.

Love Well.

Love Louder Than The Hate Around You!

You shall be known for Love!

Come out of all agreements with anything less than My Perfect Love.

I work ALL things for good for those who love Me and Love like Me.”— Jesus

— XXOO Michelle Bollom 10.3.20

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A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out. In faithfulness He will bring forth justice. — Isaiah 42:3

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. — Romans 8:28

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. — Proverbs 3:5

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. — Proverbs 4:23

He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” — Exodus 15:26

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” — Mark 12:30-31,33

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. — Matthew 5:16

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.— John 1:5

This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. —2 Timothy 1:6 -7

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” —John 13:34-35

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. — Romans 12:2

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. — Psalm 34:17

Through You we repel our foes; through Your name we trample our enemies.— Psalm 44:5

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.— 1 John 4:4

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. — Luke 10:19

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. — Romans 8:37

Therefore you have no excuse or justification, everyone of you who [hypocritically] judges and condemns others; for in passing judgment on another person, you condemn yourself, because you who judge [from a position of arrogance or self-righteousness] are habitually practicing the very same things [which you denounce]. And we know that the judgment of God falls justly and in accordance with truth on those who practice such things.

—Romans 2:1-2

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.— 1 John 4:8

Search Me

Search Me

search me
try me, Oh God
and see if there’s anything wicked in me

for I long, I long to be so close to You
to commune with You, to hear You

in the secret place of the most High
theres no other place, I’d rather be

the heart is deceitful
change my heart, Oh God
take the stony heart
give me a heart of flesh
no one knows me like You
You read my heart well
intentions that burn within
purified, tried and true
like fire purifies gold
like diamonds from coals

search me
try me, Oh God
and see if there’s anything wicked in me

for I long, I long to be so close to You
to commune with You, to hear You

in the secret place of the most High
there’s no other place, I’d rather be

charm is so deceitful
change my heart, Oh God
beauty is fleeting and vain
give me clean hands
give me a pure heart
teach me to number my days
in humility I vow on my knee
what separates me from You
let sin be far from my life
deep that calls me unto deep

for I long, I long to be close to You
to commune with You, to hear You

in the secret place of the most High
there’s no other place, I’d rather be

search me,
try me, Oh God
and see if there’s anything wicked in me

(C)Atelier Mirabilia 2020

Total Surrender

There is a moment of quiet surrender in every storm. A hush as the whispers quietly breeze through the leaves. A steadfast resolve with roots planted deep, to be unmovable by the winds and rain that will soon rage again.

There is a pause when the noises thundering around you cease. The whisper of love brushes against your ear and the kiss of peace is planted on your cheek.

That place comes with a fierce determination to see things through Gods eyes. An unshakable, gut-turning desire to show and be love to the dark that threatens the world around you. That place is typically found on your knees.

When you get your knees under you, the sound of your breaking heart isn’t so loud.

When you get your knees under you, the strongholds start to break.

When you get your knees under you in total surrender, the truth can be seen clearly. Forgiveness can be easily given. Grace can be extended past lengths that seem to be too far.

Maybe, it’s not about the storm strengthening you, maybe it’s about total surrender to the King of Kings.

Change your view and maybe you can change the world.

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

~ Corinna Sharp