“We’ve Never Been This High Before”

Heard this in my spirit on a mountain hike 2 weeks ago where the air is thin, and from a sister on a prayer teleconference a week later.

Six years ago in a prophetic dream with my grandson, older in the dream, with me on a platform lookout.  We looked out together and he said, “we’ve never been this high before.”

Lord, You’re taking us to new heights in the Spirit.  Pastor John Arnott told us in January that You, God, are doing all new things.  May we never take You for granted, but expectantly hope in You and Your truth. In Jesus’ name.

Mark 9:2-3, “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.”

“O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory.” Psalm 98:1 (KJV)

 

“Put On Your Glasses”

Heard this in my spirit as I was driving to the gym.  Obeying with expectancy that perhaps God wanted me to see the beautiful Spring flowers better.  Up ahead my eyes looked on a steel kitchen Bakers’ Rack like the one I gave away before moving out of state. The owner had put it on the curb.

The following week God spoke through a prophet that He is giving clearer vision. Praise God!

“Lift up your eyes on high, and see Who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number, He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power; not one is missing.” Isaiah 40:26 (NKJV).

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Jesus’s Full Blessings

Jesus’s full blessings will supercede all your hopes and expectations.

Luke 2:34-35, “And Simeon blessed them and said unto Mary His mother, Behold, this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against: (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV), “For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

“A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; He will not falter or be discouraged till He establishes justice on earth. In His teaching the islands will put their hope.”” Isaiah 42:3-4 (NIV).

John 3:16-17 (NKJV), “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

John 4:14, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

John 10:10 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.”

 

Enter Into That Rest

Hebrews 3:19 (NKJV), “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”

Hebrews 4:3-11 (NKJV),

For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ”

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”

Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

Jeremiah 50:6-7 (NKJV),

“My people have been lost sheep.
Their shepherds have led them astray;
They have turned them away on the mountains.
They have gone from mountain to hill;
They have forgotten their resting place.
All who found them have devoured them;
And their adversaries said, ‘We have not offended,
Because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice,
The Lord, the hope of their fathers.’

“There’s a Lesson in That”

the Pastor would joke when we made a mistake measuring or anything for the house we renovated after Hurricane Katrina.  But it’s a Biblical truth:

You teach my hands (to war and bend a bow), Psalm 18:34, 144:1

You establish the work of my hands, Psalm 90:17

1Peter 4:12-13, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.”

“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity,” Proverbs 24:16 (NASB).

Romans 5:3-4 (NIV), “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

Father, all those years ago, thank You for the teams you grouped together on the mission trip and for this Pastor with his Holy Spirit teaching, “What are filled with?”

 

 

It is Done

After all You’ve done and been for us Lord Jesus, You don’t need to do another thing.  Yet You’re seated on Your throne & still talk to us and intercede for us.  Halleluia!  You covered our lives start to finish, birth to death & everafter, more than we can comprehend. 

This was our prayer several years ago; that we’re in debt to You & amazed by You, at Your lavish, generous love.  And the more I dwell on You, the more overcome I am.  Thank You, O God.

“From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.”  Jeremiah 30:19 (NIV)

“Few celebrations point so directly to hope for the marred human condition than Easter, when Christians gather to mark God’s forgiveness of sins through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In turn, Christians are commanded to forgive others. … “I can forgive because God has forgiven me.” Apr 20, 2014, The Daily Breeze

Parents

“Honour your father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:3.

My parents grew up during the depression, lived through World War II, and had a large family.  They valued everything; knowing what could easily be lost: lives, loved ones, belongings.  I enjoy relishing their strengths and joys and hope I can be as appreciative of what I have.

There was a teaching on Sid Roth about praying forgiveness for hurting or disobeying your parents, whether they were alive or dead, so that your heart is clear before God.  This in turn opens the door to reconciliation and having your own children respect you.  When people talk of shutting out their parents, I want to say: pray for forgiveness, peace, hope, love and reconciliation.

Dear Lord, Yours is the only way, truth and life in every circumstance.