Is Your Hope Fading?

Hello, sisters and brothers in Christ! How are you doing? 2022 is nearly over and I can’t believe how fast time flies by! Pretty recently I happened to read my diary from 2021 again and was surprised to stumble upon a personal prophecy God had given me about 2022. It was a prophecy I had received directly from God in the secret place and I was grateful He reminded me of His purpose for me for year 2022, because that shifted my focus back to what God was willing to accomplish in my life in 2022. I remembered which area we wanted to work on together for deliverance and growth and I was in awe of how God had constantly brought me back to this issue even if I lost track at some point and got distracted (and forgot what it was all about). Thank God for discernment!

God always works one step at a time because He is good and because He knows us well. He has your whole life in view, so how could we ever fathom the majesty of God in our lives? Let Him be glorified! My spirit heard this song yesterday and I thought I’d share the lyrics because it is a good reminder to keep in step with Jesus – not to rush ahead, not to fall behind, but just to follow. Please check it out: https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/587

My friend, it doesn’t matter if the things you wanted to see happen did not occur. I feel led to tell you this, that God will always accomplish that which He has intended for you in a certain period of time. You have been fragile but you weren’t crushed, because victory is yours (“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1. Corinthians 15:55-56)). If God is for you, who can be against you? I want to encourage you to trust God and to trust in His goodness for you because His thoughts are so much higher than yours. I pray that you will have faith to come to God and to just fall into His arms today, without having immediate answers for all your questions. He loves you. Spend time with Him, ask Him for a timeline and be ready to hear things you don’t want to hear.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…. And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” 
(Hebrews 11:1;32-12:2)

I have this hope that my faith will be accounted as righteousness before Him this year. I have hope that I will receive everything that He wants to give me out of His abundance at the end of this year. I dream, envision and hope that my faith will be as strong as I read of our brothers and sisters above. May the power of the Holy Spirit rest on you for the remaining days of your life! You shall be a witness among the cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) in Jesus’ name!

Prophetic word for November 2022

I prophesy November 2022 will be a month of “re-opening doors“! I hear that God is giving His remnant a second chance in November to get things straight with Him. It is an open invitation, solely by His grace, to come deeper into His embrace where you have failed to in the past because of unbelief. You will recognize the hunger rising up in you to repent, coming from godly sorrow over your sins and the sins of your forefathers. Those who desperately seek this grace and do not shy away from the Father’s discipline will experience a new level of freedom in their devotion toward the Lord. You will see it in an area where you have fought long for change. You will first notice the refreshment in your mind, which will be renewed by the Word of God. Then you will sense the difference in your heart, as if a huge weight fell off of you. Finally, your actions and the way you talk to people will change. Oh, my heart rejoices because of the shouts of freedom I hear! What a privilege to get a second chance! Do not be afraid of messing up, that will only keep you back from coming boldly before God. THE SUFFERING WILL BE WORTH IT. Hold on, my friend. Take a hold of it, don’t hesitate! Say you want this – you want to see you as well as your family members set free. Ask God for a second chance because He is more than willing to pour out His grace on those who ask for it! Keep your eyes on Jesus, He is waiting on the other side and pure joy radiates out of Him! With the authority given to you by Jesus, shut all the false doors of the enemy and command exposure where the spiritual traps are already manifesting in the physical. There have been booby traps lying everywhere these past months but the only constant that kept us alive was Him. Regardless of your motives, He is faithful enough to give you a second chance. Consider the grace which He lavishes on us in this season! He will lift you up in due time, when you stay low under His wings. Stay close to a godly community; remember the basics: rejoice always, give thanks, pray without ceasing: pray in your own closet, pray with others who get you. Prophesy the breakthrough. I prophesy to you: you shall see a bright light in November 2022! You shall delight in the Lord our God. Our God, the Lord, is One! He shall be your primary source of affection, and He shall own your heart. You shall be set free from baggages that you keep carrying around due to generational sins, the curse shall end with you. You shall be healed in Jesus’ name! You shall rule over sin by the power of the Holy Spirit and trust the Lord like never before! I say, DO NOT SHRINK BACK! No lockdown! No lockdown! You shall not hold back your thoughts before the Father, and you shall not shrink back in fear before Him! I declare you free in Jesus’ name! Hallelujah!

Amen!

A Filthy Mind Trick and God’s Genius Masterplan – From the series “Love Has Enemies”

There are times when the enemy tries to convince you that you are not ready for the new, even when God told you that you are. It is easier to believe the former since some of the old patterns are emerging. The enemy’s trick is to entice you into sin so that you feel guilty and ashamed. You think you failed, and I think that is the truth! You have been unfaithful (if you are reading this and nodding because you understand), but you have nowhere else to go, so you turn to God! You have learned to trust Him. You run to Him, you seek to be with Him still. That is why He is so proud of you!

I recently saw a movie where the protagonist lets his love betray him so that she can get to the place she needs to be. He is deeply hurt in that moment but he continues to do what he must do to move both of them forward. They do eventually meet, as the girl realizes that he let her betray him FOR her, to make the evil plans of the enemy turn into greater good for her. This is what sometimes happens with us, I realized! “Look at the great cloud of witnesses!,” I hear Him say. “You are not going through something that they did not go through. I declare you free, so be free! Tell those spirits to back off! Go and offend some people with your laughter as they mock the freedom that I have put in you!” My friend, if He told you you are ready, then you ARE. Do not fall into the filthy mind trick of the enemy. Wear the new man, know who you are!

You know when you sometimes watch something and you are in awe of how genius the writer of the plot is? Well, I then hope that you do not forget who made those people and not just them, but the entire universe!

GOD IS GOD AND HE. IS. FOR. YOU.

I Will Jump For You – At The Crossover

There are times when no one else can take this step of faith with you. You know it is personal; it goes deep. Ultimately, it is your decision and yours alone to trust God and surrender. You sense it is a big decision and you find it hard to let go completely. You already partly let go but this is where you need to die. You do not need any more signs and wonders to believe – no, you must just believe! Once and for all!

The desire to be cleansed is huge. The Holy Spirit has evoked a godly sorrow in my heart – I am at the threshold and I realize I never want to go back to my old life. I do not want to live double-minded before the Lord. I desire to be clean.

See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.

1. Corinthians 7:11 NIV

“God, if I can’t hear your voice right now because I am not willing to hear, would you just speak louder for me? Would you just shout out to me what you are saying?,” my desperate cry as I am walking outside on a Sunday afternoon. I close my eyes to listen and there! I hear Him loud and clear: “I love you, my child!,” and He continues, “I am desiring you! I want you!” I see Him there, standing further away on the opposite side of what seems like a dark valley of death between us. I know it is not real but only in my imagination. It is my fear and unbelief that make me dread the crossing.

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

John 12:24-26 NIV

So what now? Actually, we both know. God and I, we both know that I am going to take this step. I am going to cross over because He believes in me and is for me. I will die, only to be resurrected again. He is going to catch me as soon as I jump!

You were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:24 ESV

I do not want to hold onto my ways of coping with the emotional pain inside of me any longer. This inner child inside of me, crying out that she wants to be loved, is growing still before Him, to trust Him when He says He loves her. And the fretting goes because she finally sees! She shouts back to Him, “I trust you, God! I know your voice. Meet me there, Abba. I will jump for you. Because I know You will catch me.”

The Patient Love of God

It takes time for faith to grow. Some things just are not made right until we believe. Sometimes we have to go through a season of intense endurance to finally prove that faith. Without patience, it does not work.

Recently I had a brief moment with the Lord. I was lying down on a bench on a mountaintop – that is where we usually meet. I was just enjoying the breeze and the sun. I waited for Him to speak because His words always comfort me.

“Patience, my love,” He said.

It was that simple. He had promised me something and I would be blessed when I believed (Luke 1:45). He was reminding me that I needed to remain patient. If I really trusted Him, I would wait. That is, I would rest in His love, enjoying every day with thanksgiving, staying close to Him and always keeping an eye out for His ways to speak. If so, I would know when the moment comes. I would recognize His voice. I would know that it was God.

My friend, I bless your faith in this hour. I pray that you will let go of any striving. I pray that no matter how often you feel let down by God, that somehow your heart would be protected by Him. For the Holy Spirit is the one who works faith in us. It means everything to Him when we love Him patiently like Jesus did.

To close this up, I want to share some elementary verses about faith from the book of Romans. God bless you, my brave sister and brother in Christ! You are almost there!

“But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.” (Romans 3:21-28 NLT)