A Dream Vision and a Word – April 2008
[Moses] Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today; ye shall see them again no more forever. Fear not [this trial] [Ex 14:13]
With Jesus Christ, my Lord and my God, I shall run. I shall run as silently as the shadows at the setting of the sun and with the speed of the four strong winds of heaven.
The harlot is drunk with the potent wine of the blood of the saints. She is thirsty for more. For now she sits as an arrogant and proud queen, insisting she has need of nothing for she is “no widow”. Her time will come when she will be no more. [Rev 18:7]
The serpent bit the horse’s heel to cause the horse to stumble and for the warrior to go backward off the horse and fall hard. Yea, he did fall but he shall arise again, turn again and wait for the God of his salvation.
(Dan shall be as a serpent by the way, an adder in the path that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. [Gen 49:17])
And a wolf has hidden himself amongst the sheep, watching the dove that soars, waiting for it to land close by. Yet the dove does see the hidden foe and lands gently on the fallen warrior before he rises. Shaken but unhurt, the warrior delights to see the dove resting upon his shoulder. He is strengthened.
‘Truly the Lord is with me’, the warrior thinks. He arises with new hope. He hears a sound likened to a shofar. It echoed in his ears. The sound of the shofar’s warning echoes throughout the land.
The four winds carry the deep rhythm of the war drums. The sound is as a thing sculpted, forming and revealing a message.
The holy messengers (angels) hid within the music that is carried by the winds that blow at the command of God, giving understanding to the sounds that do speak.
From the throne of the Most High God, the message goes forth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying…
Crossing the Jordan
Jordan [Hebrew – ‘yarden’, derived from root-verb ‘yarad’, root related to ‘rada’, meaning ‘to rule’ or ‘have dominion’ [Nahar ha-yarden – Arabic]
Jordan means: ‘to decline or descend; ‘to go down toward’; natural barrier; the Lord held back the water (by means of the Ark of the Covenant) for Joshua and the Israelites to cross over on dry land - (“to decline or descend” as one who is humbled; ’to go down’ as one defeated – defeat the past by leaving it behind and looking ahead to the “cross” [of Jesus])
Arise! Go over! Possess! Go over the Jordan and possess the land which God has promised to give you. Press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. [Phil 3:14]
Go over! Just DO IT! (Obedience is better than sacrifice…[1Sam 15:20] Come out of your comfort zone. Go after it. Press toward the King. He awaits! Pick up your cross with ready arms and the confident look that accompanies victory.
(We know what OUR Jordan is and we know, in part, what giants we will face…)
You cannot enter the FULFILLMENT of God’s promise to you UNTIL you GO OVER your Jordan and stay there.
Go over and the Lord Himself will subdue the giants. Face your Jordan and cross over, for the bed of the river is now dry land.
You must CARRY the ARK [Christ Jesus and His presence, the Holy Spirit] with you. You must humble yourself under the Sovereignty of the Most High God, a glorious King. Can you believe God?
Those who did not ENTER His rest and attain their promises were those who were filled with FEAR and UNBELIEF.
Although beyond the walls of water in the Jordan, the sound of rushing currents is heard, it is drowned out by the strong, yet gentle voice guiding you. “Come. I am with you. Fear not; only believe (faith); only trust; only obey!”
Remember He who walked upon the water, bidding Peter to come to Him. Remember He who extends His hand to you, as you step out in faith. Focus on Jesus, looking into His eyes and all else will flee away.
Look to the cross of light. See the King of light and glory, who rose again, standing beside the cross that you must carry, ready to walk with you all the way, for you are not greater than your King and Lord Jesus (Yeshua)…Saviour, Redeemer, Messiah. Stand with Him!
Your heart will burn within you as you experience and learn of His deep love, His tender mercies, His undeserved grace, His understanding and great patience (longsuffering).
Obedience brings its own rewards.
And Samuel said, Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. [1Sam 15:22]
This, My child, is…
A test of love
A test of faith
A test of trust (hope)
A test of obedience
A test of patience
A test of perseverance
A test of endurance
A test of purity
YOU CAN DO THIS!
In obedience, misery will flee away powerless as the healing and restoration begins. Step by step. I will reverse that which has hindered. I will bring forth all that I promised you.
You cannot grab the outstretched hand, if you will not let go of that which holds you back. You cannot put your hand to the plow and go forward, if you continue in looking back.
Let go of fear and unbelief for it leads to rebellion and disobedience. Go forward in faith and trust which produces obedience.
Flee lusts [appetites of the flesh], fornication, adultery, perversions [both physical and spiritual] - all impurities, for these are not of God. The adversary will bring these forth.
He will bring his strongest temptations, but you shall overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony (speak life – My word), and love not your life unto death. [Rev 12:11] Sweet surrender!
All things that lead you away from God are as an idol, a false god. God is a jealous God – He will not be mocked by the enemy or by disobedient children. He is a righteous King who brings forth judgment and justice in righteousness.
Walk before your God in broken humility and repentance. Yea, God is love but He hates sin and everything that opposes Him. He is longsuffering, yes, but He is no fool. Humble yourself before Him. Understand that He is God.
Tremble knowing He is all-powerful and that your very life and next breath are in His hand. Yea, it is He that created you and knew you in your mother’s womb.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. [Jer 1:5; Prov 9:10]
Go slowly but confidently toward the Lord God, step by step; it is a process. God knows how to lead you, teach you and bring you through and up. He is a good Father and Creator that can be trusted! Pure is His love for His creation.
He arises in His wrath at the vanities, lies and deception of the adversary. The Lord God warns us about the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, for out of these things comes forth all manner of evil. These things are of the world, not of Him. [1Jn 2:16]
God is not mocked, but whatever a man sows, that shall he reap. [Gal 6:7]
Turn away – turn away – turn away from that which will destroy you – from that which REBELS against a holy Creator and Lord. Confess to an understanding and compassion King who will then show you undeserved mercies and great grace.
He IS faithful and true, mighty and strong, just and holy. Come, stop any rebellion. Let go of pride. Let go of fear. Let go of unbelief.
For without faith, it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. [Heb 11:6]
How dare we defy our loving Creator? ; He whose thoughts are far above ours; He whose ways are higher than the highest heavens.
Come. Come, before the door of the Ark closes – the strait gate. Enter in, enter in, enter in whilst there is still time. Must He listen to your cries and screams, as the waters of judgment come and pass over you because you refused to listen or believe?
Have you not understood longsuffering (His patience)? Have you not searched the breadth, height and depth of His great love? There is no searching of His understanding. He knows that we cannot comprehend His vastness.
All He asks is that we seek Him, pray and repent (turn from all evil, sin and unrighteousness). He will answer us but we must wait upon Him.
You will not be able to say that no one told you. He has many voices that He uses to speak His word, but His most Holy Spirit alone reveals the power in the spoken word. His word is living and it is Spirit and truth. Christ IS the word which came (and comes) in the flesh. All that God speaks forth becomes a reality.
So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. [Is 55:11]
For just as many streaks of lightning crease across the sky, so shall His judgment go forth in the light of all His power and glory! You know not where it goes; neither can you take hold of it and subdue it.
You cannot control the power of it. For His voice is as many thunders that resound deeply throughout all of His creation – as a roar that makes all flesh melt at its authority and power. Yea, God is God and there is no other.
Yhvh, Yhwh Elohim, Jehovah, El Shaddai, El Elyon, Yeshua, Jesus – call Him as you will. He knows who you mean. He knows every heart. Yea, and He knows who He is. I AM that I AM. I AM that I AM. Unsearchable…
Bow before His holy magnificence; bow humbly, bow deeply. Wait there – wait in that humble position with fear and trembling and I tell you, He WILL lift you up.
In the spiritual, you will look into His flaming eyes, yet your eyes will not fully see Him, for no flesh can behold His brilliant splendor and still live.
Yea, but in His presence, you shall behold the glory of His purity and the beauty of His holiness! And no flesh – no flesh – no flesh shall glory in His pure love – all-powerful holiness, breath-taking purity. Yea, no flesh shall glory in His magnificent presence.
Now is the time! Take your stand and make your calling and election sure. Let His all-powerful, flaming light that penetrates all darkness, all unrighteousness, consume you and burn out every impurity, every spot, every blemish, all wood, hay and stubble, for He will have a holy people.
No, your flesh will not like it. It will cry out with great resistance. Silence your flesh by rising up strong in your spirit man to bow down meekly before a holy King and Creator, in humility and obedience.
You shall never be ashamed or confounded, for truly those who wait upon the Lord shall RISE UP with wings as eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not faint. [Is 40:31]
He spoke and it is written: Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen; I will be exalted above all the earth. [Ps 46:10]
Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the Faithful and True God, which keeps covenant and shows grace and mercy to them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations, and forever.
Cross the Jordan. Carry the ark with you (Christ Jesus)…
Or shall it be said to you this way –
Enter into the ark (abide in Christ), for the day comes where the door soon closes and great judgment such as the world has never seen before, nor shall ever see again, will fall upon all the earth and every nation…
If you do not know God, then you shall not fear that statement of truth, but scoff (calling it gloom and doom or fearmongering), as surely as they did in Sodom and Gomorrah and as they did in the days of Noah…until fire fell in the former, and the rain fell unto the great flood in the latter.
If you know Me, you will have peace for you will humbly walk in obedient faith, trusting in your King and Lord God, who loves you with everlasting love.
The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord, and he delights in his way. [Ps 37:23]
When I was weak, the Lord defended me, then, He strengthened me. He listened to me when I prayed to Him. When I read His word, His fire purified this clay. He makes vessels and vessels unto dishonor, yet shall He be glorified.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonor. [2Tim 2:20]
His strength gently lifted me. When He sang to me, His gentle melodies stroked my mind and soul, bringing the peace that passes all understanding. It soothed my soul and penetrated my very heart.
He sent His holy warrior angels, who stood obediently as a protective wall. They line the narrow path that leads to the tent of the Holy King. My King waited patiently whilst I slumbered as one in a coma. I was gravely wounded, as though dead. In the time of my healing (a process), He protected me.
I will rise up as Lazarus. These dead bones shall live.
He will hide me in the tent where the Ark (Jesus/Y’shua) rests. When the time is right, He shall bring me forth for His glory. I abide in Christ and He abides in me. Greater is He that is me than he that is in the world.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. [1Jn 4:4]
No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against me in judgment, I shall condemn (it will have no power over me), for this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and my righteousness is of Him. [Is 54:17]
It has all been planned by the King, for such a time as this. There is a great stirring. I have arisen, boldly taking a stand. Now I wait for the King. At His word, I shall come forth just as Lazarus did, healed and restored, re-created.
My very life is in His competent hands.
Others shall come forth also as Lazarus did, healed and restored. These are brethren and we are the body of Christ, and Jesus is the Head. For we are in the very last of the last days and greater works must we do.
The labourers [the remnant] are few and they must go forth to bring in the harvest. The power and strength and authority is Christ’s alone who abides in us, and He works through us.
(End of this article) - BP
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