Nightmares

brutal,

terrifyingly realistic

as I wake up calling out

someone’s name

in sheer panic

cause my dream

says they’re dead

while in fact they’re still

asleep in bed;

it’s 4am and I am

crying uncontrollably

cause I’m telling you

I now am confused,

is my dream reality

and my reality a dream…

I get mixed up

and it takes me awhile

to realize what’s real,

to calm myself down…

I am grieving a loss

that hasn’t happened;

my dream points to

intruder,

gun,

victim,

but reality is ok

although I don’t know

what’s real and

what’s not;

I’ve gotten to the point

where I dread sleep

cause I know my fears

will bleed me awake

.

.

.

.

Bethany Anne

Nightmares

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I am Ready To Perform My Word

Recently I had a dream where I was in a elevator that was falling from high in the sky. It was dark outside and the elevator was falling at a fast pace. I was inside the lift and so scared because I knew I was going to die at any moment.

All of a sudden the scene changes, from one of darkness and death to a new scene where I was flying supernaturally over a magnificent turquoise, blue sea. I could feel Papa holding on to me loosely. He let me move at a supernatural pace over the beautiful sea and beautiful green grass and flower patches.

Every time these beautiful patches of grass and flowers would appear, Papa would lower me to slide through it. I was in awe and experienced so much joy at that moment, because I knew I was safe and that Papa came through for me, at the right time.

I know that many can relate to this dream and that Papa wanted me to share it with you.

Many felt like I did in the first part of the dream over the past year, but especially the last three months. The enemy really turned up the heat in our lives and the attacks were taken to new levels and at times many felt that they were left alone to fend for themselves. Many literally felt the enemy choking the life out of them.

Many are waiting on Papa to perform His word, but instead it felt like the enemy did everything in his power to keep us distracted and in a place of confusion and no movement.

Yet Papa would want you to know that although you felt like you were going backwards and stuck, He was and still is at work behind the scenes on your behalf.

Many took a position of rest because of all the confusion and delays and that is exactly where Papa wanted you to be. All the lessons learned during your wilderness, the ups and downs, birthed something within you of eternal value. Every trial and painful experience had its purpose and soon everything will fall into place.

You might feel like you are ready to give up on Papa and His promises for you, but that is what the enemy wants you to think, that is why the attacks were endless. He knows the plans and purposes Papa has for you, that is why he will do everything in his power to get you to give up. He knows that you are closer to your breakthrough then you could ever imagine.

All of a sudden, at the right time Papa will come through for you. It will be the perfect time. Everything will fall into place and you will be in awe of how He used every setback and trial to work for your good. Papa had to take all of us on different journeys, different battles, different challenges to birth that which He needed to put on display through us. Nothing we went through was in vain, we will look back and see that everything worked for our good.

You might find yourself still in the first scene of my dream, spiralling downwards fast, with no hope in sight, but know that Papa will be true to His word. Rest in Him while He does what we cannot do. There’s many angelic activities behind the scenes, working on your behalf.

Your breakthrough will come suddenly and you will experience deep joy, because of the goodness and faithfulness of Papa. Hold on to every promise and keep your focus, you have come too far to give up now. He only has good plans for you!

Jeremiah 1:11-12: Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see the branch of an almond tree”

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word”

~ Ebigale Wilson

I am Ready To Perform My Word

The Journey

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Rest In Me

Hold on My sons and daughters

It is imperative that you don’t give up now

I know that many feel hopeless

The journey has been long and tiresome

Many are at their wit’s end

What they trust Me for

seems so far out of reach

It feels like there is no light

at the end of the tunnel

You cannot see what I am planning for you

You cannot see under the surface

It might seem that I am so quiet

and that I have forgotten about you

but know that I am for you

and not against you

When I am quiet

I am fighting and moving on your behalf

Don’t let the enemy play with your mind

He wants to take you out

before your breakthrough

Hold on dear ones

My plans will soon unfold

before your very eyes

I know some battles have been fierce

and going on for years

The heat was turned up higher and higher

I did it to form My character within you

The enemy did it

because he wants you to give up

Don’t miss My time of visitation

It’s imperative that you stay focused

and seek My face

From that place of intimacy

I will instruct you and give you strategy

to move forward

I will even share secrets with you

through dreams, visions and visitations

to prove to you

that We are in this battle together

So hold one dear ones

We are in this together

~ Ebigale Wilson

Rest In Me

The Journey

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DREAM and INTERPRETATION (Very important, Papa was on my case to release this word for the past three weeks, because many will miss their breakthrough in this season, if they focus on their pain and struggles)

Recently I had a dream about buying night robes for myself and a prophetic prayer partner friend for R24,99. The next day the dream was confirmed, when she had a similar dream about me. She messaged me that in her dream, she realised that it was my birthday the 8th (new beginnings) and she had to rush to the shop to buy me a gift. She only had R200 when she saw this beautiful night robe that costs way more than what she had. The man helping her said that he knew that this was for a very special lady and that she wouldn’t just wear it at night, or special occasions, but always. He told her that he would give her a special price. While she was still stressing about the price, he marked it down to R24, 99. We were both stunned that Father God, could confirm this dream so accurately.

Seeking Papas face about the dream and especially the night robe, He told me that this is the season of new beginnings (nr. 8) and that it is very important for us to rest (night robe) in Him. He wants us to wear our bathrobes night and day. Through our storms, the fire and trials. He want us to rest in Him completely and give our battles to Him, because the enemy is going to do anything to steal our focus.

The nr. 24 (wisdom, worshipping the Lord and a call to put our own interests second) is to seek Papas face, especially when we feel like giving up. This is so important, because we might miss His time of visitation. Spend time in His presence and move with His spirit.

The nr. 99 (prodigals) is that the prodigals will come home. I believe that Papa will also revive our dreams and prophecies that we have shelved or forgotten about. He will do the work, while we rest in Him. Everything will fall into place when we seek His face.

Many are waiting for God to come through for them.

Remember that His timing is always perfect. Do not rush the process or you might end up with Ismael instead of Isaac. Rest in Papa, and know that He is at work behind the scenes. You can trust Him. Enjoy His presence from where He will direct and instruct you. Soon you will look back and marvel at His perfect timing and greatness. You will remember the hard times no more, because you will be so in awe of Papas faithfulness. 

~ Ebigale Wilson

Inspect The Fruit 

Last week I engaged, entertained, and even initiated gossip
Not on one occasion – but two! 

As I was releasing the days “Junk” I felt my heart pinged to repent. I did quickly and went to bed. On the 2nd time that week of releasing the days “Junk” and again asking God to forgive me for gossip-I had a very vivid dream. 
It was scary and weird and my first thought – What in the world did I eat before bed? 

But I knew God was saying to go look it all up.
Right there on the pages it listed Gossip
It also listed some other things that were warnings and things that I knew God had already been speaking to me about some situations and relationships …right there at the end it listed “religious unfruitful spirit”. 
I was gossiping about someone that I felt had a religious unfruitful spirit! 

We had talked last week in our Matthew Study and someone shared we are to “Inspect”  the fruit – but be careful not to “judge” the fruit of others.  

Matthew 7:20 –When a prophet comes to you and preaches this or that, look for his fruits: sweet or sour? rotten or ripe?

As I was in my (PRAY) time

 Praising – Repenting – Asking – Yielding 
And thinking on this very vivid dream and the meaning of it ….
This is what God laid on my heart…..

Yes- Inspect The Fruit – not everyone has the real fruit. Just like those big bowls of fake fruit – many look very very real – but they aren’t! 

You can’t eat it! It won’t grow or multiply. 

It won’t help or feed anyone. 

But –Don’t be quick to judge someone’s fruit – even if it appears rotten to the core and you know first hand how rotten it is-because we have no right to judge it- that job is solely God’s and God’s alone- we can all retire from the Holy Ghost Junior position. God doesn’t need our help in the judging department. 

Now back to Gossip-even when things or situations are 💯 % TRUE – sharing them, entertaining them, engaging in them is still Gossip. 
               Gossip bears no fruit! 
Does that mean that you don’t take caution about a situation or someone that you have inspected and found their fruit to be less than stellar – ( a religious unfruitful spirit ) No! 

You can separate yourself from people and situations that God has revealed that their bowl of fruit is of the fake and plastic variety -that just sits pretty in a bowl. 

Remember a bad piece of fruit can quickly spoils the whole bowl! 
You can set good boundaries and not ever tell a sole what you have inspected. 

You can take every hurtful, messed up thing they said or did to you to God-and no one else. Vent it Vertically! 

If someone starts to share with you that the same person that did you dirty has also did them dirty too – you can choose not to engage or join in and use that as an opportunity to pray. 

Lord, ping our hearts every time we want to rehearse the hurts or vent about others with each other instead of venting it vertically to You. Help us to bear good and ripe fruit. Forgive us for gossip and judging others. Help us to set good boundaries to protect us from the bad fruit that tried to spoil our fruit. Give us wisdom and reveal to us anything that is hidden. Divinely connect us with those good fruit bearers to help develop and keep our fruit mature and good. 
          ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

But you will recognize them by their fruits. You don’t find sweet, delicious grapes growing on thorny bushes, do you? You don’t find delectable figs growing in the midst of prickly thistles. People and their lives are like trees. Good trees bear beautiful, tasty fruit, but bad trees bear ugly, bitter fruit. A good tree cannot bear ugly, bitter fruit; nor can a bad tree bear fruit that is beautiful and tasty. And what happens to the rotten trees? They are cut down. They are used for firewood. When a prophet comes to you and preaches this or that, look for his fruits: sweet or sour? rotten or ripe? -Matthew 7:16-20 VOICE 

Dare To Dream 

What Dreams do you have? 


Sometimes opportunities can come and reveal Dreams that we had forgot we had. 


We must Dream Big and Pray Big! 


Surround yourself with Dream Pushers not Dream Crushers. 


How can we pray for you and your Dreams? 


                ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

A Set-Apart Season 

Some choose it 

Some resist it 

Some make the best of it!

God has been speaking to me lately about A “Set-Apart Season”.

As I kept seeing and hearing that word I felt like I was somehow missing God’s Divine Download on this subject and wondering why He spoke the words – …some choose it, some resist it, some make the best of it. 

I began seeking Him deeper and got a vision of Butterflies. 

My daughter likes to plant milkweed plants and that attracts the caterpillars and they eat it up and store it and she plucks them fat little wormy guys up and sets them apart in her aquariums for them to do their magic. 

But despite the gold spun threaded cocoons and the beautiful butterfly emerging in brilliant colors – the vision that God kept taking me to was the time I witnessed the beautiful butterflies hatching or transforming and it was not a very pretty sight.  

They actually bleed- as they are thrusting in the cocoon to come out and the cocoon is pretty wrecked when all done but that butterfly finally emerges -but it’s wings are still wet and must dry before it can began to fly. 

So it just flaps its wings over and over – 

kind of a mundane boring motion but it can’t be rushed, they must be dry in order to fly. 

So forgive me as I am trying to relay this Divine Download to you on day 4 of suffering from a head cold and bronchitis… 

Try to follow me here…..
Let us go to simple definitions- that is usually how God helps me unpack….

Many view “Set Apart” negatively as being isolated, detached, secluded, or alone.

In Christian circles that term “Set Apart” means to usually go deeper with God to get clarity or direction.

The basic definition is:

Set Apart – set someone or something apart to make different and special.

In Jeremiah 1:5 we read that God meant “Set Apart” as chosen, handpicked, special, with a purpose.

“Before I created you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I made you a prophet to the nations.” 

So why was God saying to me…

Some choose it 

Some resist it 

Some make the best of it?

Why the butterfly vision? 

Let’s look at the many definitions to Set:
Set=to adjust

Set=to restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken

Set=to concentrate on a purpose or goal 

Set=to cause to sit (wait) 
Bingo! 

Some of us do choose a “Set-Apart Season”.  

We need a time of waiting on God, to give us clear direction. Sometimes it’s a time to remove the distractions of the world so we can be restored to our proper and normal state when broken or slightly dislocated.

Many of us resist a Set-Apart Season and are not too happy when we are forced into it by sickness, circumstances, divorce or even death.  

I was forced into a “Set-Apart Season” by my husband’s recent surgery. This week I was further thrust into a “Set-Apart Season” by being sick.  

Was I making the best of it? 

 No- sadly I was not.

It brought up how selfish I can be when having to care and wait and serve someone else 24/7. 
It brought up how much I complain about my pain and sickness instead of focusing on God’s promises. 
It had me resentful that I had to sit and wait and let my children serve me and not get my house cleaned up and organized for upcoming company. 

So back to the Download….

We can choose a “Set-Apart Season”, we can resist the “Set-Apart Season” that feels forced upon us, or we can make the best of the “Set-Apart Season” and wait and sit with God and allow Him to adjust and restore us. 

Think about what could be a “Set-Apart Season” in your life and if you will choose it, resist it or embrace it to allow God to make the best out of you through it. 
And now back to the butterfly- 

Don’t try to rush the process.  
We must feed on the Word, (like the milkweed) to prepare ourselves for the “Set-Apart Season”

We must trust God in the weaving of our cocoons but don’t get so comfortable with them that we resist the coming out part. Some butterflies die in the cocoon state and never emerge transformed. 

We will have to endure the thrashing and transformation process. Yes, we will bleed some. That is what it takes to forms us and restores us.

And we must not forget to wait and sit to dry our wings fully before we emerge and are able to fly again. 

How will you spend your “Set-Apart Season”? 
             ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

A Vision Of Healing 

In the past, God has spoken to me in dreams and visions. I used to write a dream journal, and it was very useful, but had let it lapse. Then several people challenged me to keep doing it as it is important and it is what God is saying to you. So, once again, I kept a pad and pen by my bedside as I have to write it down as soon as I awaken – or the dream will vanish.

What I am going to tell you is an account of God’s provision, It is God’s story.

On Thursday night, March 2, I had a dream with a vision and words.

First I saw a leg…it was very defined…a leg with a foot and toes. Around the leg was wrapped a large serpent. I (Kathy ) was in the dream and I spoke in another language and the serpent unwrapped and fled and everyone was happy.
This was written down but I did not have the interpretation.

On Sunday March 5, I entered the hospital after going to the Emergency Room, unable to put any weight on my left leg due to swelling and pain.

I was diagnosed with Cellulitis and placed in a room.
On Monday morning, an orthopedic doctor evaluated it, and said he would drain the area around my knee and run a culture of it. If it had spread to my artificial knee joint, he was going to have to immediately take out my knee. He said it would have to be completely cleaned out and healed before they would place another new total knee in there…but they probably might place a spacer in it for the interim.

I called John and told him, and we both said at the same time…BUT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE GOD IS GOING TO PREVENT IT.

Then I remembered my dream of 4 nights before of the serpent wrapped around a leg. Now I knew it was MY leg in the vision. 

At that time, God said to me “You have to take action to what I said to you.”

In Ephesians 6: 10-18 – and we all know those verses on how to stand against the enemy. The end verses say “and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” And again, in I Corinthians 14:15 it says “I will pray with my spirit and I will also pray with my understanding.”

And so I began rebuking the serpent in Jesus name – both in English and in my other language..my prayer language. In English I prayed “God – it says in John 10 the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus comes to bring Life and that more abundantly…so I accept Life and healing.”

This kept on all day and night Monday.
I was so sure of my dream and what God told me.

When the doctor withdrew the syringe from my knee, he took out about 10 ounces of yellow thick fluid…that looked like pus.

In the natural, it surely looked like I was going into surgery immediately.

We both kept saying…NO – there will be no surgery.

We evaluated the vision/dream.

There was a prophecy – a foretelling of a future event.

There was a work of wisdom – a telling of a situation

And – a word of knowledge – instructions from God of what I must do.

Every day, dr would come in and say “so far so good – the culture has not grown anything.”

From Sunday – Friday I stayed there in the hospital waiting, with I.V. Antibiotics.

Now we had a name for it – cellulitis.  
And, on Friday late afternoon I was released to go home with more antibiotics.
We are rejoicing in God’s provision of no surgery.

Then the devil told me “you cannot tell this story, because you are not totally healed of everything.” But I told the devil “In the Bible, Jesus said “I only do what the Father tells me to do”….so, devil…I did exactly what the Father told me to do…and I escaped surgery.

So…I know I have to tell what God did and we are praising Him mightily for His provision and help. It is God’s story.

And, the most important thing about this whole thing is that we met nurse A and nurse B. they were both in our room, and nurse A bit on our leading of scripture reading and study. She then challenged nurse B if she had made Jesus Lord and Savior.
Nurse B – I used to go to church. I need to get back to church.

Nurse A – it is not going to church – it is a relationship. Being born in a garage does not make you a car.

John – Here is a little pamphlet that tells you what we are talking about.

Kathy – You need to decide soon because Jesus is coming back soon.

Nurse B – that is what my Momma tells me – she says I have to get my household in order.

Kathy – you go to your Momma and tell her you met some Christians who told you the same thing.
In the meanwhile – nurse A worked on me – and Nurse B stood reading the tract.

Nurse B – this is really good – it explains it. I will do this.  

And she kept telling John “thank you for the little book.”
Another story of what God has done.
We were just in awe and praised the Lord.

       ~Kathryn Howley

Live Happily Ever After 


   I just returned from the whole Disney Theme Park trip in Orlando, Florida. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the huge amounts of people these parks draw in each day. 

One would think a Thursday in February would be a smaller crowd at the Magic Kingdom. Nope, not the case at all, thousands poured in at the magic opening hour of 9 am. Since I was in line to get autographs from all the different Disney princesses my attention was drawn to watching the little girls meet and greet these beautiful Disney actors. 

They were playing their part perfectly as if they just stepped out of their particular animated movie to specifically greet you. One couldn’t help but get caught up in the wonder of the fantasy of these characters. Even so much as to go and get pixie dust in our hair after meeting Tinker Belle. Yes, the mom’s needed faith, trust and a little pixie dust dropped on their heads too. It’s quite easy for me to go into pretend mode and be a princess. After all I grew up on Cinderella and believed I too would meet my Prince Charming and live happily ever after. 

I was reminded this week at Disney that we are ALL created for a purpose bigger than ourselves. We have the DNA of our Creator flowing through us that causes us to look upward and beyond. Yes…..to infinity and beyond just like Buzz Lightyear. No wonder so many people are drawn to the Magic Kingdom. These are not just kids who are being mesmerized by the possibilities of flying like Peter Pan or having “Magic” power to make all your dreams come true. 

We were created for so much more than we are experiencing currently on earth. 

Dahhh!! 
We are the sons and daughters of the King of Kings. If we decide to step into our royal calling through the blood of Jesus. We too are sprinkled with something far more powerful than fairy dust. We have the ability to be co-heirs with Christ. 
This is a happily ever after story for us. 
We have a choice to choose the side of good and or the side of evil.  

I choose to come as a child and receive my inheritance in Christ Jesus. 

The huge Tree of Life is the center of attention at The Animal Kingdom. I will admit I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. It has all the animals slightly hidden and carved all around the trunk and branches. 

It is our salvation in Jesus Christ that makes the Tree of Life come alive daily in all of us. 
It’s magical not easily explained. 
We are in the happiest place on earth when we rest our heads on the One who leads us through the circle of life. If we listen closely we can hear Him whisper, “You are a child of mine!”.

Have you heard the song, ‘No Longer Slaves’ by David and Melissa Helser?

Check it out below. 

Discover who you can be in Christ if you choose to step into royalty and live happily ever after to infinity and beyond. 

Princess Kelley Allison

http://www.bowlofsplendor.com


Isaiah 62:3

“You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.”

(Co-heirs)

Romans 8:17

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
(Royalty)

I Peter 2:9

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
(Children of God)

Galatians 4:7

“So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”
(Tree Of Life)

Revelation 2:7

“‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'”

Proverbs 11:30

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.”

Ways

WORTHY THOUGHT: Is God sufficiently rooted in your heart so that you recognize the right path that leads to His ways? 

Many people don’t accomplish things for God by simply following their passion and pursuing their dreams. We have to be obedient and faithful doing what God has placed in front of us, even when we don’t understand what God’s plan is. 

People often mistakenly think they are going the wrong direction when things get hard or it is taking too long. Then they go on their own terms in a different direction thinking it is a better way. But sadly this leads them further away from God’s path for them.

We must establish a firm foundation of faithfulness to God.

Trust God to get you there in His time.  

I do believe in embracing your passion and dreams, yet we are not to be passionate about a dream but about Jesus and His cause here on earth. 

                 ~Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Trust in The LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all yours ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. -Proverbs 3:5-7

Winning The Race 


Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles us. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out before us. Hebrews 12:1 NIV

Last year, while on vacation at the beach, I recall watching my son race toward the shore just a half-step ahead of the waves that crashed behind him. Then he would turn and go back out toward the ocean, as far out as he could, chasing the water as it was pulled from the land. There he would stand and watch, with great joy, for the next wave which would pursue him back toward me.

The perseverance on his face entertained me, with a sweet delight, as I watched him outrun the ocean’s embrace.

He was completely consumed while demonstrating the innermost thrill of a little boy. Little did he know that he had captured my heart, and he seemed oblivious to my desire for him to win. He competed against the rolling waves for hours. His goal was to beat the ocean before it beat him.

A confident heart allowed him to run again and again to drier areas of safety. Not even for a moment, did he look back with doubt, question or fear. There was no hindrances that he couldn’t run around or jump over. He was truly invincible.

Knowing that he could win, against the thunderous waters, compelled him to race again and again.

Life is a lot like this as we compete against the obstacles in it. By choosing faith and acting in it, we gain a power within. We can run life’s race with confidence and finish it well. If we throw off the things that hinder us we can persevere toward the goal that is before us. We can live invincible in Jesus.

The best part of it all is that our Heavenly Father is watching. He experiences the faith that we have in Him and He delights in us. He helps us achieve the goals He sets before us. This is all done because of his love for us and His desire for us to win.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We praise you for being our biggest cheerleader and we thank you for loving us more than what we are capable of understanding.

In Jesus name, amen

~Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas