Seek the Lord First Beloved!
He watches over you . . .
We Are Learning His Ways
By Kathy Mote
We are learning
His ways as He reveals His heart.
Painting by Collin Bogle
By Kathy Mote
Obedience isn't only what we do as we hear His voice, it is what we become as He corrects our heart.
Painting by Collin Bogle
Smoke Filled The Sanctuary
By Kathy Mote
Smoke filled the sanctuary as we worshipped the Lord in church. Such a beautiful time. Such beautiful fellowship with Him. We often smelled
the dew on roses as we sang. We heard the angels sing with us.
My friend wept, and elbowed me to draw my attention to what he saw. He said,
Do you see it? Do you see the fire in it? Do you smell the fragrance of the Lord? I said, Yes, I do.
But he was somewhat disappointed with my
response. He could tell I was not happy with him for interrupting my communion with the Lord. He said, Well, isn't this the most powerful miracle you have ever seen?
Now it was my turn to weep as I covered my heart where I heard the Lord's voice. I said, No. It is not. His presence in my heart is, and I will walk in it as I listen for Him all the days of my life.
They Come With Fire
By Kathy Mote
They come with fire and they come in swift strength. The angel of the Lord is a firewall around His Beloved to keep them
This Is What The Lord Said
This is what the Lord said. You are My sign and wonder as you hear My voice. You are My sign and wonder in the Earth as I change your heart.
Photo by Angelroxy14
When You Study To Know Him
When you study to know Him, you end up with the bright idea of doing what they did. That is not what we are told to do. We are to open our heart to know
Him, then obey what He says. THAT is HIM moving in you.
What The Lord Is Revealing
By Kathy Mote
What the Lord is revealing in this generation is His face as we come to know Him. What He is revealing will not be acted
out in our flesh. We will not 'know' Him by studying Him, we will know Him.
The entire human race knows what relationship is. We open our heart
to know each other, yet we say we know Him by studying Him. Well, we do not study Him to walk in Him. What an utterly wretched and barren heart that is. It is void of surrender. It is not a response to Him, it is religion without Him.
The knowledge of Him only comes by Him. This is Him filling and speaking to us, correcting us and changing us, not us practicing what we have read. Those who wrote of Him heard His voice. It is His desire
that we know Him more, not less than they did.
The arrogance of the way the church has behaved proves that the practice of what we know of Him
is walking without Him. Those who are humbled in His presence do not seek signs and wonders, ministry and power, they seek Him. The flesh desires these things, and the flesh walks in them.
Jesus healed generously when He walked among men. He even raised the dead. He has healed generously in my own life, as well. But that was entirely up to Him. I was allowed to keep my thorn. I do not seek to walk in power to see
His hand move. I seek His heart to know Him, and therein lies the difference. A heart given to Him desires Him.
EXHORTATIONS FROM THE FATHER
By Glenn H. Jackson
["Reflections" Of The Father's Heart]
* In walking after [out of]the s[S]pirit one must avoid ALL haste - in both word and
deed. For, in stillness [quietness] before Me ALL things shall become evident.
...."The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things".... Proverbs 15:28 NASB
...."My soul, wait in silence [quietness and rest] for God only, for my hope [expectation] is from Him.... Psalm 62:5 NASB
...."Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready
listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. For man's anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires]".... James 1:19 The Amplified Translation
I WILL NOW BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS YOU, BUT FOR THE UNGODLY...NOT SO GOOD!
THE WHIRLWINDS ARE COMING!
By Jo Ellen Stevens
I HEAR THE LORD SAY…
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
“My word has always been true, but in this year and years ahead, you will truly begin to see this scripture in your lives! You are about to see that those who will bless you and come into agreement with you and my ways, will begin to be blessed
beyond measure! But those that will not bless you, but would cancel you and curse you and treat you with contempt, that their cancellations will be turned around and I will cancel them from my blessings!!
And they will see that I am the God that blesses His children!”
I WILL PLACE MY ANOINTED BACK IN HIS PLACE
Watch what I am about to do, for I will confirm my word with signs following and I will cause to come to pass in America and the nations, the words of My Prophets and I will set my Anointed back in the place that the enemy stole in not many days
in the future! Be patient, for your God is working behind the scenes and I will bring a great display of My Splendor on the earth! Then they will look at you and declare ‘These are the people whom God blesses !’ Then they shall look and be afraid
and many will turn because of the difference that I am about to make!”
I KEEP SEEING WHIRLWINDS
Hosea 8:7 (NKJV) “They sow the wind, And reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; It shall never produce meal. If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up.”
“I see many whirlwinds that are about to come upon the wicked! And the Lord says..
They thought that they
could continue to lie and get by but I am about to upset their applecart with the breath of My mouth and they will not know what hit them! But these same whirlwinds will come and blow away the corruption,
the trauma, and the death that has tried to overtake My people! For you are mine and I am now taking what the enemy meant for bad and turning it around for your good and so that the Glory will be revealed in you and upon you!”
THIS IS THE TIME OF TURN AROUND!
Isaiah 61:2-3 (TPT) “I
am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh’s grace and a time of God’s recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of
ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness. Because of this, they will be known as Mighty Oaks of Righteousness, planted by Yahweh as a living display of his glory.”
Arise, Shine! Jo Ellen Stevens
Jesus Is The. Treasure Room Within . . .
This picture illustrates the Kingdom ministry of the hidden ones.
the Holy Spirit appeared before me through an open vision in 2009, while I had to fast and war and pray for 2 years, none stop against Satan's general Beelzebub, who is the satanic fallen prince that reigns over the spirits that can fly, God the Holy Spirit
declared to me "I AM THE GATEKEEPER TO THE MYSTERIES OF HEAVEN.
JESUS IS THE TREASURE ROOM WITHIN WHOM ARE HIDDEN ALL
THE TREASURES OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE
THE FATHER IS THE TEMPLE
Johannes 16:13 Yet when the Spirit of Truth comes, He’ll guide you into all truth. He won’t speak on His own
accord, but He’ll speak whatever He hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.
will glorify Me, because He will take what is Mine and declare it to you.
15 All that
the Father has is Mine. That is why I said, ‘He will take what is Mine and declare it to you.’
Colossians 2:2 Because
they are united in love, I pray that their hearts may be encouraged by all the riches that come from a complete understanding of the full knowledge of the Messiah, who is the mystery of God.
3 In him are stored all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Rev 21:22 I saw no temple in
it, because the Lord God Almighty and the lamb are its temple.
We are like Moses who are hidden in the Rock Christ Jesus within the mountain of meeting.
We are the nameless, faceless ones that's hidden in cloud of God's glory, like God said to me "If you want to see My glory, then stay hidden and don't touch My glory.”
WE LIVE TO WITNESS AND TO TESTIFY ABOUT WHAT GOD IS DOING THROUGH US BY HIS SPIRIT THROUGH US
Jesus said "I called
you to teach because you need to learn. Feed My lambs "
I HEARD THE LORD SAY “IT MAY LOOK SMALL, BUT IT IS BIRTHING A
By Lana Vawser
This morning I heard the Lord say “It may look small, but it is birthing a
The Lord showed me that He is speaking to many right now about new assignments and new pathways. He is speaking about new directions and
new blueprints and the leading of His Spirit into ways that look completely different and the ‘way’ has never been ‘done before’. It’s a pioneering trial.
The Lord continued to speak:
“My precious ones, I want you to pay attention to the ‘small’ things that I am asking you to do. Do not overlook
the ‘small’, because it may look like a ‘small beginning’ but what I am having you do, the way I am having you walk, the new strategy I am speaking to you in the ‘smallest of details’ are going to be places where you will
see the birthing of a monumental movement.”
I began to see these seeds that the Lord is leading many to sow that look or may seem ‘insignificant’
into the ground, are actually containing the very heart and blueprint of God that is going to bring EXPLOSIVE movement.
As I saw this
I was struck by how important it is right now to PAY ATTENTION to the small things the Lord is asking you to sow and you to do. Do NOT overlook the small things, do NOT look at or despise the day of ‘small beginnings’ for there is an explosive
move of God that is about to come forth out of the ‘smallest’ of places.
The Lord’s voice then thundered over these ones:
“IT IS AN UNEXPECTED MOVE OF MY SPIRIT AND CONTAINER OF MY GLORY. SOME OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS OF MY POWER AND MOVES OF MY SPIRIT ARE GOING TO BE SEEN IN WHAT MAY SEEM INSIGNIFICANT OR IN THE SMALLEST OF SPACES
I felt at that moment that the Lord was bringing a paradigm shift for many, that what looks ‘small’ or ‘insignificant’ absolutely
does not mean it is without power. The Spirit of God is going to explode and reveal His Glory in some of the most humblest of places, the most unexpected places and in what may seem to some, ‘the
I heard His roar so loudly: “I AM BIRTHING A MOVEMENT IN THE MUNDANE”.
Mundane means “ordinary or not interesting” according to the Cambridge dictionary, and I saw FIRE falling on lives where they feel like they are living in the mundane, day to day ‘ordinary and not interesting’ compared to
what some others are doing in the world. As His fire fell upon them I heard Him speak “You were not created for ordinary, you were created for EXTRAORDINARY” and I saw a greater awakening taking places in the hearts and lives of these ones to see
the depth of what the Lord is inviting them to partner in with Him, in what seems ‘mundane’.
I saw fire falling on mothers raising
their kids, I saw fire falling on people going to the same job 9-5pm, I saw fire falling on people feeling like they are caught in the ‘ho-hum’ of life, and suddenly their eyes and hearts were completely changed in this encounter by HIS PERSPECTIVE
and they began to see the MOVEMENT of His Spirit that He was birthing with such an increase of ferocity of His fire and love in their midst.
The Lord then began to
show me that there are some that have heard the Lord tell them to do “one thing” that seems small, but that one step of obedience is launching them into global impact for the Kingdom and for the name of Jesus. Yes, this is the hour where God is
calling His people to do BIG THINGS with Him like never before, but I felt the Lord wanting to encourage His people that it is from small things that BIG things grow. So do not discount or overlook that “NEXT STEP” and don’t discount it because
It’s the platform and trajectory for many for global impact. It’s that ONE decision and ONE step of faith and
obedience that is going to change everything. I also saw for some that the Lord is having them ‘tweak’ some things. Don’t overlook the ‘small tweaking’, for the ‘small tweaking’ is making room and paving the way for
an increase of His Glory and presence.
The last thing the Lord showed me is that there are many that are feeling a wrestling in their spirit about a change of direction.
There is something in your spirit right now that just will not leave you. No matter what you do or which way you go, you always come back to this one thing, but I saw that the enemy has come with such
intimidation and condemnation and is roaring at you “IT ISN’T GOD”, but I heard the Lord say “The enemy’s roar may be loud, but as they give themselves over to this direction and abandon themselves wholeheartedly to Me in surrender
in this way, they are going to be positioned for the ROAR OF THE LION OF JUDAH flooding through their lives.
This shift and change needs to
take place to MAKE ROOM for the CONTAINER OF MY GLORY!!!!!! Yes, it feels like you are doing what may not be the popular ‘way’ or even what is ‘expected’ of you, but it is MY WAY and you are TRAILBLAZING.
Do not live in fear of man or wait for the applause of man to obey Me, step out and follow My Spirit leading you to swim UPSTREAM and WATCH the MOVEMENT that will be birthed. A movement of MULTIPLE BIRTHS.
This change of direction is the position for a MOVEMENT OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS and the greatest tipping point of your life, thus far.”
By Lana Vawser
MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth,
but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
*____...."The Lord is my Light and my Salvation. The Lord is the strength of my life"....
____Failure to respond to the Love of God causes depression of spirit. No soul is strong enough to survive the struggles of life triumphantly without divine
aid. It is the strength of God imparted to the weak which causes him to rise up and walk in strength. It is divine joy filling the broken heart [spirit] that gives a song to displace mourning.
"Reshaped in the Palm of His Hand"
By Crystal G.H. Lowery
New Year, New Month, New Season
We excitedly look and enter a new time with good change in mind. We should leave and part with the old
and embrace the new. How do we do that exactly?
It has been said (and we've all heard this): "Insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results!" What do you want to change in your life in this
new year? What needs to be changed? Look at what you have been doing to create that result and do something different.
We see a great example in Jeremiah 18:2 (AMP) where the word of the Lord
came to Jeremiah: "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.”
Arise and Go
had an initial command which was to arise. He had to physically (and spiritually) get up and GO to the location God instructed, which was the potter's house. We know that, symbolically, the potter's house is where God dwells. God is the Potter; He is the Creator,
the Molder and Shaper – He is the Maker. We are the clay. God created us and He wants to mold and shape us into something GOOD!
arise and go to the location! So, Jeremiah had to arise. Next, he had to go. He has to put some effort into moving his location. He had to use some energy and muscles to transport himself from location A to location B. These were part of his instructions.
He had to obey and do something on his part.
Jeremiah had a specific destination. This is the location God directed him to go – to the potter's house. It would not have been sufficient
for Jeremiah to go to the garden or the pond or the field or the living room. He had to go to this specific location... the potter's house.
In the Secret Place of the Most High
In Psalm 91, we find out more about the potter's house. It says, "He WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can
withstand]" (Psalm 91:1 AMPC). The potter's house (or dwelling place) is where we should be dwelling as well: in the secret place of the Most High; under the shadow of the Almighty. Wow! What a place to be. What a destination. What a dwelling place.
When we are in this location (the secret place of the Most High) we shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty. And no foe, no enemy, no adversary can withstand us when we are in this
What did Jeremiah do? He obeyed. He arose and "...WENT down to the potter's house, and behold, he was working at the wheel" (Jeremiah 18:3 AMPC, emphasis mine). Jeremiah obeyed completely
and fully and ended up in the location where God instructed him to go.
Reworking Spoiled Vessels
Verse 4 goes on to tell us
what happened: "And the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.”
The potter had a vessel of clay in his hand. The vessel was spoiled or imperfect, in need of a change. The potter did not throw the vessel away. He did not put the clay in the trash and get a new piece of clay to shape. The potter kept the spoiled
clay in his hands. We are like that spoiled clay, but even in our spoiled and imperfect, wayward state, God held onto us in His hands. He didn't throw us away as trash, but held us in His loving hands.
If you feel like you are through; if you have had enough and life isn't what you thought it would be, or you haven't seen God's promises fulfilled in your life, don't despair. God has you in the palm of His hands. He's holding onto you, ready to
reshape you and remake you into something GOOD.
Reshaped and Reimagined in the Palm of His Hand
If you feel like you've made
every wrong decision and consequences are piling up, you're still in the palm of His hand. He loves you and you are ready to be reshaped into what God has imagined you to be.
It says that the clay was (in a factual state) spoiled and in the hands of the potter. The next word links what was to what is to be; that is really what faith does too! Here is the important word: "SO"! SO... He made the spoiled
clay over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.
Just like the potter in this story, THE Potter takes the clay (us), even though it may look to be spoiled,
and transforms it into something new, making it over again and reworking it. He doesn't just make it into something acceptable or OK. The Potter goes above and beyond all we can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20) when working on this 'do-over'! He makes it into
something that only He can imagine, as He did from the foundation of the world, when He imagined that clay transformed into the most beautiful and perfect vessel – one of His children!
you need a change, if you need a do-over, stay in the hands of the Potter. Stay in the hands of the Most High. Stay and dwell in the secret place of the Most High. It is in this location where the Potter will hold you, remake you, remold you, and reshape you
into what He created you to be all along. He has a plan for you. He has a purpose for you. Most of all, He loves you.
Be encouraged today, friends. The Lord wants you to know this: "...Behold,
as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand..." (Jeremiah 18:6, AMPC).
By Crystal G.H. Lowery
Based On Faith
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
The Fire Of My
Glory Is Being Released
By Georgette Thompson
The Father says today, the fire of My Glory is being released in this hour.
The prayers of expectancy are taking shape and creating shift in your life individually and even more so collectively. I do nothing unless I first reveal it to My servants, the prophets. I Am igniting you on the inside now which will manifest outwardly.
My Presence is going before you this day and you are finding rest for your soul because this is yoke easy and burden light time. Yes, in the midst
of the chaos and heartache, I bring you peace. Speak the Word only and you will see the sick healed, the lame walk, the blind see, the dead raised to life again. Can you believe it? All things are possible to him who believes.
All things in My Presence become glorious. You are a Glory Carrier. You can be on the inside track of what I Am doing; right in the middle of the action, under the spout as My Glory is pouring out.
You can stretch your faith to believe it. You can replace the doubt with My Word, because it’s time for the greater glory, greater love, greater peace, greater joy.
I Am not just a Good God, but I Am also Great and Mighty and there is nothing too difficult for Me. You will stand in awe at the things that I do in and through your life, when you simply believe Me and
desire more of Me because it brings Me great joy to grant you the desires of your heart. When you get close to Me, you experience My Love.
don’t just have love, but I Am Love and My Love is being directed to you this day that you may come to know Me in a real and tangible way. I’m more than just an esoteric thought or belief, I Am real, I Am alive and I’m bringing relief. I
Am revealing Myself to you beyond your expectation because you are My beloved child.
By Georgette Thompson
FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
*____It is the "inner chamber" [dwelling in the secret place of My Presence] that keeps one from "setting their heart on the increase" of the blessings that will continually overtake My faithful ones in this final hour.
If [whenever] riches increase, do not set your heart upon them".... Psalms 62:10 NASB
it is most certain that the Father calls us to NEVER set our heart on the increase that He blesses us with it is also certain that He calls us to set our heart on the "increase of the increase" - through a perfect obedience. This will insure the continual
flow of His "best" into our life and ministry - and that out of that superabundant flow we will continually be found meeting the "deepest needs" of all those He brings across their path.
the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand-fold more than you are and bless you, just as He has promised you!".... Deuteronomy 1:11 NASB
the LORD give you increase, you and your children. May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth".... Psalms 115:14-15 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we thank You and praise You that as we obey You in every facet of our lives and ministries we can have the deep assurance in our hearts that we will be found increasing
at every turn [spirit, soul, body and financially]. Therefore, we set ourselves to remain in the place of intimacy with You that we might always be found both using and distributing our supernatural
increase in Your perfect Wisdom - to Your greatest Glory. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name. Amen.
This is for All people in the whole world . . . :
King James Version (KJV)
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out loud:
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but
have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord.
I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with
eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.
The Word helps in casting down vain imaginations that exhalt itself above the knowledge of the Lord. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ. To use a reading plan, just visit the daily reading page to see your daily reading.
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