I need to preface this article today, with the following statement “I harbor no hatred, no condemnation, no ill feelings whatsoever toward those who are living in the type of lifestyle that I’m going to be talking about today you must know this as you read these words. I have nothing but the deepest love and respect for all people. If you know me, truly know me, you will know this as a fact.”
Things today, were read to me (by my husband) from an article that he had shared on a platform that he is involved with online where the topic is a heavy-duty one.
The article was written by a woman. A minister high up in the Lutheran church. She had stated that they are truly considering changing their policies to open up their pulpits to ordination for those who consider themselves to be gay, transgender, etc. As long as they are not practicing the lifestyle. Have to admit to you, I ended up in tears. You see I have friends, people I grew up with, even family members who have gotten mixed up in the lies of the enemy of their souls and believed that they can’t help who they are or the way they are. For over 30 years I had a secretary who is transgender I cared very much for her. I had a gentleman who works for us for close to 15 years I knew what his lifestyle was I didn’t think anything less of him I talked to him of the Lord he knew where I stood I never degraded him I loved him like a brother I continued to care for him and continued to talk to him never once did he feel ridiculed or belittled he respected me I respected him I knew he had my back, he knew I had his. Yet it broke my heart that he made the choices he made.
Dear ones everyone of us, everysingleone of us do you hear me?! NOT ONE OF US is without sin. We have no right to judge another person. We are to love each other with the love of Christ. We are to care for one another to share His love with them in the truth of His Word with them. Then if they decide to choose His Word and allow the Holy Spirit to help change the lives or choose to reject it that’s between them and God it’s our job just to love them. BUT when it comes to allowing them to get behind the pulpit and preach God’s Word, how can we even begin to think that that’s right when they are clearly going against what His Word says?!
God loves them YES!!!! But He does not condone the choices they are making, the lifestyle they are living!
When I think of those that I love so dearly, I cry (sob, actually) I can’t help it… My heart literally breaks I feel like it’s ripping there is a physical pain inside of me because I know that their choices are hurting my Abba father heart and what hurts him hurts me. I want to wrap my arms around them and hold them tight and tell each one of them how precious they are how much their loved. How valuable they are… That they are worth so much more than the choices they were making.
We all make choices every single day. We make choices to pick up a bottle of alcohol or cases alcohol and drink ourselves into oblivion. We make choices to buy drugs and smoke or shoot into our veins so we don’t feel the pain that tearing us apart in life. We make choices to rip the baby out of the womb because it’s inconvenient. We choose to have sex outside of marriage because we are not satisfied with what we have. They’re all choices… And every single one of them starts with a thought that’s put inside of us a whisper from the enemy of our soul, Satan… He doesn’t want us to know God’s love he wants us to fail he wants us to be unhappy he wants us to think there’s something different out there that something else will satisfy us and so we start believing the lie which chase after things that don’t matter.
In this day and age is become so successful at it in the LGBT community that it is everywhere starting even in preschool it is absolutely breaking my heart! I literally sob right now as I write these words especially because it is so near and dear to my heart because some of those most precious to me so deeply affected. And then to top it all off, to hear this morning that the Lutheran Church is even thinking of changing their policy it is almost too much to bear. Shortly after I became ordained the Lord actually called me to minister in the Lutheran Church for two and half years and it was an amazing experience the liturgy was so rich and beautiful I was so blessed during that time.
Beloved sons and daughters of the most high God we need to be on our faces before God! We need to fast and pray like we have not done in a long time. Satan knows his time is short and he’s pulling out all the stops and it is affecting those around us. So armor up beloved be ready for battle and let’s go forth the time is now be ready for battle let’s forward NOW go in the mighty name of Yeshua our Lord and Savior!
BUT THERE IS HOPE . . . His Name is JESUS CHRIST He came, He Lived, He died and He arose on the third day . . . ascended into Heaven and is interceding on YOUR behalf . . . He sent His Holy Spirit Who is awaiting your request to enter in to your life to help change everything – fill you to overflowing with the OVERWHELMING PRECIOUS LOVE OF GOD!!!!
Venerability . . . oh, how we fight against being vulnerable with one another . . . why?!
I used to hide behind masks myself – believe me – I had a mask for almost every situation! “never let anyone know what I was really feeling”, that was my way of approaching life . . . yes, even as a Christian, even in Ministry! I would be sharing with others about the Love of Christ and living in victory, but be torn apart inside . . . never letting others know what was REALLY going on in my own shattered world! NOT ANY MORE!!!! The Lord has shown me that there is a reason His Word tells us to “bear one another’s burdens”! Galatians 6:2
How can we truly be healed, if we do not allow others to minister to our wounds?!
How can we grow, if we do not allow the weeds to be pulled, the branches to be pruned and the roots to be fed and watered?!
I ask again . . . why?! Now, I answer . . . PRIDE, plain and simple . . . one of satan’s nasty tools that he loves to use to keep us from reaching our potential as becoming the beautiful whole sanctified Bride of Christ . . . (lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life; 1 John 2:16), his tricks never change! But why are we so quick to fall for his silly little dangling carrots in front of us?! For years I did, but NO MORE!!! I now make the conscious effort to choose to be vulnerable – to be open, even IF people make their own choice to think differently of me – that is their problem. I will forgive them.
So, here I am, with NO mask, sharing my heart . . . things have been REALLY chaotic to say the least, for a while now . . . took care of one side of it . . . now more ‘stuff’ has come up, and WOW! Mercy, I’m listening to a song just now that is talking about ‘the bottom falling out’ – how appropriate – BUT GOD! He has it ALL in His Hands! It is the trusting in Him through it that causes me to remind myself to “Breathe, girl!” (honestly, I do forget sometimes, and have to remind myself when I find myself really lightheaded!) And I look at those I love, and sometimes find my thoughts going “who IS this person? why are they talking this way? what is going on? where is all this coming from?” Of course, I KNOW we do NOT wrestle against flesh but against principalities and powers . . . etc. Ephesians 6:12 and that I just have to crawl up on Abba Father’s lap and rest in Him, drawing upon Holy Spirit’s never ending PEACE that passes ALL understanding and press on ahead . . . but, being REAL here . . . the spirit is willing, the flesh is weak (sometimes)…. remember, I’ve left the masks behind!
I am choosing to press ahead . . . for God does NOT lie and His Word promises that He is Faithful to complete that which He started!!!! Philippians 1:6
Masks down, head bowed, on my knees, tears gently falling, heart shaking, asking for brothers and sisters to surround with loving prayers and arms of love; words of encouragement . . . words of corrections, if you see anything that needs correcting, I am open – I do NOT want anything to hinder my growth! I desire to remain a handmaiden that He can use for His glory, for the furthering of His Kingdom . . . nothing else! I never want to be a stumbling block to anyone in any way! Not ever, especially not in my vulnerability, but I refuse to wear masks ever again . . . I must continue to allow my Precious Lord to mold and shape me into ALL that He desires me to be! I long to be the spotless Bride that He longs to return for! I want no blemishes, no wrinkles, no scars!!! If there be ANY thing that is NOT right – I want it GONE!!!! Oh, Jesus, You alone know the depths of anguish within my being . . . I feel as though somehow I have failed you, but I am not responsible for those around me, we are each responsible for our own walk . . . help me to remain steadfast and true to you and to them through every step of this journey . . . in love and honor and respect.
I love how you just answered me, Lord . . . WOW!
“It’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage! You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.” Joshua 1:7-9 The Message
“Why in the world are you saying that?” (you ask) Because If these kinds of attacks keep happening one after the other, boom, boom, boom . . . we have to be on the precipice of something wonderful for the Kingdom of God and we have riled up the troops of enemy!
You know . . . he can ‘see’ the path we are on, and he knows where it is leading. When he sees the stance we take, and hears the plans we have voiced/set in motion, and knows what victories those same plans have brought others in The Kingdom of God – he begins to SHAKE . . . and (I can almost see it) I believe even froth at the mouth! Perhaps spewing out in anger, “No! Not another one!”, then turning to his cohorts, “You must stop them, they cannot proceed, you must NOT allow them to move forward with their plans!!!!”
Yes, these past few days (weeks) have been very rough (painful), and yes, there have been some tears . . . but I have taken every single struggle, every single dart the enemy has thrown my way (every stone/arrow/lightening bolt/shoe dropped/etc) before my King’s Throne! I have crawled up on My Daddy’s Lap and cried . . . He SEES, He KNOWS, He IS in CONTROL over every circumstance and HE REIGNS SUPREME OVER ALL!!!
Illness, Despair, Hitting rock bottom – but NEVER giving up the hope I have in Jesus Christ!
Believing in His promises – KNOWING He will never leave me nor forsake me!
KNOWING that my body IS healed and that it WILL come in line – whether in this lifetime or in my heavenly body – I knew not – but I continue to believe in His promise to me!
Visions – Revelations – whispers into my innermost being . . . still in the process of discovering the very depth of His incredible LOVE for me – my BELOVED – my JOY – and what all of what He has shown me, and continues to reveal to me means . . . and when and how to begin to share with you . . . it will come . . . it is powerful . . . I miss writing, but have been unable up to this point. It was horrible, I could hardly form sentences, think, could not type, could not read . . . could not even sing or play my musical instrument in worship . . . all was internal from my spirit to God’s heart . . . and from His Spirit to mine . . . deep and intense and rich in LOVE.
My heart is so heavy, Lord,
as people twist Your Words
Words meant to bring Healing & Hope
now being used as as vicious swords
against the Body You are building
We are called to walk in unity
as we follow after You
Yet the twisting of Your Words
even if only but a few
are rendering a gaping wound
The love we have for these precious ones
that have been led away
from the fullness of Your Truth
as the enemy has made them sway
We, with tears, cry out to You
and on our knees, we pray
for You to continue to woo them back
and in Your family stay
Oh, Abba, even back with Eve
the enemy twisted Your Words to deceive
Again, in the wilderness, he twisted Your Word
in tempting Jesus, our Lord
But Jesus, firm in You, stood the ground
and to You remained true
Father, some are not that strong in You,
Have not recognized YOUR voice
and when the enemy came in
they made the wrong choice
to follow after the twisted words
taken out of context
and try to take others along with them
is their sole intent
Keep Your children protected, Lord
from being lead astray
by the lies, deceit, and twisted words
that others have begun to say!
Lord, Your Word tells us that YOUR sheep KNOW Your voice! Just like, in life, as we spend time with others, we can recognize their voice even in a crowded room, in passing and on the phone – we can only truly recognize Your voice as we stay in committed relationship with You! Spending time WITH You in worship, in prayer, in studying the Bible (within the context, not pulling things out here and there), and in quiet reflection, listening to Holy Spirit speaking into our hearts.
Those that are not quite there yet, in that relationship, Abba, I pray protection over their hearts and minds. Those that are, Abba, I pray love and mercy over the hurt and anger that wishes to arise (from our flesh) against those that have been misled. Oh, Lord, only You can correct these situations. Only You can reveal Truth. Only You can heal the wounds. We place our trust in You, alone, Abba, and we pour out our hearts in worship before You our King! Amen
Do you ever find yourself standing still, looking up at the crossroads of “Lost” and “Found” and wonder which one you are really on? They run against one another, but they do intersect often (or so it seems in my life).
In the natural, I’m always ‘misplacing’ (loosing) things . . . perhaps you can relate:
Something I purchased
. . . the list can go on and on and on . . . oh, I KNOW they are around – somewhere – but I can’t put my hands on them at the moment I need/want them.
Anyway, I digress.
We can not always readily get a hold of things we want but we can ALWAYS rest assured and be at peace with the ‘found’ department that we have full access to anytime day or night for our spiritual needs! Glory to God!!!
When we take up the position of praise . . . the position of worship . . . the position of the branches CONNECTED to The Vine (John 15). . . we are never ever lost!
Here’s how it can work for you (it works for me and countless others I know)!
surrounded by chaos? . . . let His peace be released in your situation
faced with a bad report (job, personal, medical, financial)? . . . let His peace be released in your situation
uncertainties overwhelming you about the things are coming at you and decisions that you must make? . . . let His peace be released in your situation.
too many distractions in your life just now? Get your worship on and allow His peace to be released in your situation!
Am I talking about a change of attitude? Something you need to say or do differently? Well, yes and no . . . it is an internal issue, not an external thing. His peace, that passes ALL understanding is what we must allow to guard our heart and mind (Philippians 2:7)! Only in Him and through Him can we walk in complete victory. He sent His Holy Spirit to indwell our very being and to give us everything we need for this life we now live (2 Peter 1:3).
Dear ones, learn to cast all your cares upon Him, and simply TRUST Him with every single aspect of your life . . . no one loves and cares for you more than He does!
Things start flying at you and you are wondering what in the world happened? Where did THAT come from and why???? So, you ask. The person tells you something that is SO not the truth of the actual situation. They are completely convinced that something was said or done that you can not convince them otherwise. Why is that?! People involved in the same situation yet both fully believing it developed in a different way.
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Oh, Father, what to do, what to do . . . (His answers – click the links below)…
Abba Father, thank You . . . I am grasping Your peace and taking refuge in You, and ‘trying’ (very hard) to walk and rest in TRUSTING You . . . You have NEVER let me down, and I know deep inside You never will. Help my faith, Abba, right now the flesh is very weak and shaky. Soften the hearts of all involved in the situations that are causing such turmoil. Create harmony once again in our lives so that we can continue on serving You and loving one another unconditionally. Amen.
Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown