How To Delay The Fulfillment of God’s Promises

This is a wake-up call. Maybe you have read my recent post but this is more. For lust is not only sexual, but it is a great craving towards anything you do not possess. You believe you need it but do you really? Have you already taken it by force? By seduction? If yes, what have you done, my sister? What have you done, my brother? Did God not warn you enough? Did He not tell you that it begins in your thoughts? Satan just has to put the right triggers here and there and voilà! Be watchful and pray, Jesus said, lest you fall into temptation and have a hard time coming out of its mouth (Matthew 26:41). Our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak. So what do we do? We come to God, for He is strong where we are weak. Yes, null self-reliance is where we are headed to. Only the Spirit of Christ in us! We have to learn to walk by the Spirit everyday.

Who are the people you surround yourself with? Did you know the Israelites did not have to spend 40 years in the wilderness? What caused the delay? I ran across this bible verse a few days ago, it is incredible:

Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed.

Numbers 11:4

The people we surround ourselves with are important. Sometimes we have no choice, it can be family. That person may know God less than you do and he or she may try to bring you back to the old cycle again and again. This is why it is crucial to guard our hearts and to build our own relationship with Christ! The people of Israel had the same lust in them, they were just holding it back. As soon as the rabble started voicing their complaints, they became like horses without reins.

We have to remain vigilant, people of God! I recommend you read Numbers 11-14 to see how the people of God provoked Him again and again AFTER seeing all the signs and wonders and still seeing them everyday. God did not strike immediately but He gave them warning signs (Numbers 11:1). Their stubborn unbelief in His love and provision, their lust towards the things they did not have in that moment (but had in the past) drove them towards death and destruction. Prolonged years of suffering. This is what lust does! Leave a crack open and you find yourself in a miserable state again and again.

Please do not turn your back toward God any longer! Run to Him, run as fast as you can! Fall on your knees before Him and ask for true repentance, for you to know the truth. If you humble yourself before Him, He will rescue you from the snares of the enemy. My friend, please listen! Faith comes by hearing and faith produces obedience. God loves you. He loves you, He knows you deeply and He sees you. He protects you, His love is unwavering towards you. He is God, and He has so many good thoughts for you if only you would listen! I really do not want any of us to miss the abundance of life by craving after that which the Lord has never meant to be ours. If we had really needed it, He would have given it to us. So instead of being angry at Him for not giving you that, why don’t you start questioning yourself if you really need it?

Jesus is our only hope. Through Him we learn to walk by the Spirit. This very Spirit lives in us and breathes in us. He helps us live our lives in intimate friendship with the Father. Whatever it is, seek God and you will find Him, exactly in those areas where you are the weakest. Do it wholeheartedly, and you will grow exponentially for He is a rewarder of faith! I pray that everyone who reads this will receive the measure of grace God has for them. Ask for grace, ask for more! May you see the light before you, guiding you with love and devotion. That light, my friend, is in you and all around you. Amen.

The Mirroring – From the Series “Love Has Enemies”

This morning I see a wide, open space. Everything is of the same color: white, light pink and purple – the colors of sunrise. It is surreal, as if I was standing in the clouds. My feet touch a white floor but even the floor is slightly covered by mist. 

I sense no limit here, I am free here; I love the colors. I start to dance.

‘What is this place?’

My memory turns to the pages two days ago when I was sitting in a café with Him. I asked Him what He was doing.

“I am speaking your language,” He said.

Funny God, what did He mean by that? Did I have my own language?

“You’re funny, too” He said. “I love the way you talk – the gestures you make, the smile on your face. … the emotions you touch, the thoughts you have.”

Weird God. I feel largely inadequate when it comes to my thoughts, how can He say that? He tells me I have His thoughts. I turn my head because I feel embarrassed but He smiles at me, and I smile back at Him.

“So, what exactly are you speaking?”, I continued.

“You!”

I burst out laughing. “What does that mean?”, I asked.

“That I accept you.”

“That’s an interesting concept, God.” It reminded me of something I had read in the past. “That’s like when parents mirror their children’s emotions to make them feel loved and accepted.”

“Exactly.”

He said He does that all the time. “My child,” He said, “My precious, precious daughter! My darling, the apple of my eye! How I love you!”

I turn the pages back to this morning. ‘What is this place?’ Now I know. It is my heart. It is quiet and at peace. These colors are my favorite colors. I love this sense of freedom, the intimacy of just me and Him.

My perspective then widens: I am in Him and He is in me. ‘Cause as the scene grows thin, I see myself dancing there, on the palms of His hands, Him pulling His hands closer to His heart as if He wants to treasure this memory of me. And I cry because I know it’s Him. This is the One I love!

Love Has Enemies

It has been a while, brothers and sisters in Christ! I have been going through an intense season of testing and my cup truly overflows as I stretch out my thirsty soul towards the Lord! How are you doing? Has your trust in the Father grown? This morning, I see a dam breaking for Blue Mountain Ministry and powerful streams of water pushing through the bricks, silencing the voice of the enemy. Hallelujah!

May godly sorrow and grief lead us to repentance, allowing the Holy Spirit in us to just be Him and not who we want Him to be. May we say,

No, Lord, it’s not okay. I am no longer OK with my sins. My innermost thoughts should be about you, I should love you with all my heart, with all my strength and with all my mind. This cannot continue. Redeem me, do it for Your name’s sake and set me free forever! Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. I make room for you, Holy Spirit! I love you! Save me from ever settling down with less than You. I want my heart to want God above all else! Help!” 

Love has enemies. The people of this world do not like it when we lose our lives for Christ. The prince of this world hates God’s children. It is pure hatred directed against us but he disguises himself as an angel of light. If we are not careful, we end up partnering with him in hating our neighbors as we hate ourselves, instead of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Oh, but greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! He has overcome!

He never leaves us but helps us and reminds us of His love – we only need to cry out and if we do and wait in patient love towards God, the Spirit turns the stony parts of our hearts into flesh. He sets us free from the heavy yoke of slavery so that we can rule over sin and not be slaves to them. He helps us be the person whom we were created to be.

Brothers and sisters, let me take you on a journey into the heart of God over the following days! I have powerful testimonies to share and I can’t wait to hear yours! We need each other in this hour. Arise, army of God! Breath of God, come and blow over the dry bones, let the tendons and flesh be attached and lives enter their bodies! Let Your Bride, Jesus, walk by the Spirit of life, her head raised and shining pure and bright with Your glory! Amen!

The Faithful Gather – A Series of Prophecies and Dreams PART 1

It has been a while, brothers and sisters! Astonishing and horrible things have happened all around the world this past month. As someone living in a country that actively welcomes refugees from the Ukraine, everything that is happening on the east side of the continent feels much more real to me now than it might have been elsewhere. These past three weeks have been a mixture of a) working together with brothers and sisters in Christ to open up spaces to receive new Ukrainian friends, b) processing a series of dreams about the nations, c) searching God for understanding on the sudden decline of my own health, and d) leading the RESURRECTION bible study (FYI: you can still join!). Sounds like much, but God had already told me at the end of last year that I would be “sprinting” in March and April 2022 and to get ready for it, so I keep running; but you are welcome to pray for me for healing, faithful perseverance and steadfast love! Thank you so much!

So, where do I start? This is PART 1 of a series of prophecies and dreams I seek to explain. The next parts will follow over the next few weeks because there is much to digest and so many treasures to find in the written Word! Here are some impressions I had during prayer:

  • God is pouring out a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy as in Zechariah 12:10 right now so that a fountain may be opened for us to cleanse us from sin and uncleanness (Zechariah 13:1). This is happening in the Ukraine. In Russia. Everywhere. It is time for this. Receive this spirit for your unbelieving friends and family! If you are an intercessor, I encourage you to spend some time repenting on behalf of cities and nations as the Holy Spirit leads you, because the harvest is ripe, the harvest is now. God also highlighted Ezekiel 9:4 to me: “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” He is looking for those.
  • I hear there is going to be a blast in relationships over the next few months (March-May 2022). Old acquaintances are going to renewed and above all else, people are going to be plugged into congregations! Ask the Lord if the timeline of this prophesy aligns with yours, so that you may trust and receive or reject and wait for another timing. It is not your fault if you are still lonely without congregation around June, the time just has not come for you yet.
  • God is guarding over us. I do not say this lightly to evoke some positive emotion. It is a declaration of truth. I hear the Lord is guarding over us and placing His angels around us 24/7.
  • The end-time prophecies are being fulfilled. I am not saying that Jesus is coming this year; but the end-time prophecies in the Bible which remain unfulfilled are being fulfilled. This is obvious, of course, but it serves as a reminder that everyone is affected, not just Israel (yes, Israel, not Ukraine. In the end, it will be about Israel). If you feel led, you can spend some time going through the chapters in the Bible which contain such prophecies. May He give you strategic prayer points as you read and give you advice in how to prepare specifically for emergency situations. Moreover, thank God for a steadfast, persevering spirit among our persecuted brothers and sisters at this hour! We prophesy everlasting life over them as they choose to remain faithful unto death!

Alright. Let’s take a short break here. In the next post, I want to share two specific dreams and interpretations. It will follow in a bit.

A Burden We Need Not Carry

Somehow you go from “wanting to see someone pay for how they have hurt you” to “forgiving easily” and “letting no seed of bitterness and offense ever take root in your heart”. Somehow I am learning from my Lord to let Him guard my heart with His fire of love, like a secure and steadfast shield around my chest.

As soon as my thoughts start spinning because I cannot let go – because I feel bad for something I might or might not even have done, I remember to run to you, Father. Haven’t we worked on this for so many years now so I wouldn’t even try to work things out on my own in the first place? So I would’t even waste a minute with that? Yes, You have shown me a better way: to do it together with you! When I call for help, You come. When I say it’s urgent, You hurry to help and provide the best solution. I just need to listen and do what you say. I trust Your judgment. Your Word is confirmation.

So I choose to run straight into Your arms, Father! Every moment I feel anxious and fearful, I choose to give up the burden I need not carry. I was never meant to carry it; I just lean into your heart and breathe in your gentle and quiet spirit. I know You are GOD. Then I am calm and still before You. I let You fight for me. And You always win.