The Earth Bath: Refreshment is Coming!

I had a beautiful vision today. Do you know the Bible verse that says, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.“? It’s in John chapter 7, verse 38. Well, the more modern English translations use the word “heart” but when you look at the original Greek word koilia(κοιλία, Strong’s G2836), it means “the whole belly; the womb where the fetus is conceived and nourished until birth; the innermost part of a man.” Jesus says that when you believe in him, out of your whole belly will flow rivers of living water! Now, with that said, I saw the Father today; there was such a massive body of water coming out of His belly like I couldn’t see the end of it! It had such a refreshing touch to it! I saw how the Father turned His eyes towards the Earth and immediately, the water that rushed out of Him tossed the entire Earth into motion: it got caught in the water, submerged, then got tossed around as if in a washing machine, and voilà! It came out clean and shiny! I heard a refreshing earth bath was coming, which is how I titled this vision. I heard that it was going to wash away “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” (Colossians 3:8) but grace would abound for what is written next:

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,
you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility,
gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults,
and forgive anyone who offends you.
Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 

Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.
Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.
Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through him to God the Father.
(Colossians 3:12-17 NLT)

Praise God! Rejoice with me, brothers and sisters! This is good news! I am so ready for this. Let the refreshment come! Amen!

The Choice To Praise & Bless

German🇩🇪 version below!

Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

James 3:4 ESV

Hello, blessed friend! Today I have a message from the Lord about the will of man! The Lord is reminding me of James 3 today and usually, I would interpret this as a sign from Him to watch what I say and yes, it is definitely that – but interestingly, He is making me focus on the last part of verse 4 this morning: “… wherever the will of the pilot directs.” It starts with the will; the will directs the “very small rudder,” the tongue, and the tongue guides the whole ship (i.e. sets the course for our entire lives).

Here is what I hear from the Lord for us this morning: “Submit your will to me. I am working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what is good (Philippians 2:13). If you really seek to be pure in heart, admit that you are selfish and covetous. Do not seek to correct yourself with your own strength, just submit to me. Buy wisdom from above (Proverbs 23:23), a wisdom that is “pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and sincere” (v. 17) and keep it as a treasure! Stop grieving my Spirit with your earthly, unspiritual, and demonic thoughts (v. 15). My child, my love is patient towards you and I am waiting for you.”

This word is for those who have asked the Lord for purification and gone through the testing this (these) past season(s). The Lord will have spoken to you about a specific thing, even warned you through dreams multiple times; He may have struck you with sickness in order to save you (you even asked Him to do that lest you keep rebelling against Him). If this is the case, this is my encouragement for you to surrender more deeply! A change of language starts from within. We can no longer praise God and curse the people who were made in His image at the same time (v. 9), no matter how justified! How can you call yourself free if there is jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart still? You feel like the Lord is too gracious and merciful towards them when you seek justice, right? No, be merciful as the Father is merciful! Seek the narrow path that leads to true freedom! In fact, you are blessed when your heart sincerely desires to release and make peace with those who trigger you, because then, you will be acknowledged by God as His child. We always need to change first before we start “working” on others. The Spirit of the Lord helps us to be free – where He is, there is freedom (2. Corinthians 3:17).

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
(Matthew 5:9)

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
(Luke 6:35)

Remember the Father’s mercy towards you. If you are wise and understanding, by your good conduct show the true sign of wisdom: meekness (v. 13). And to God, thanksgiving.


GERMAN:

DIE WAHL ZU PREISEN UND ZU SEGNEN

Siehe, auch die Schiffe, die so groß und von heftigen Winden getrieben sind, werden durch ein sehr kleines Steuerruder gelenkt, wohin das Trachten des Steuermanns will.

Jakobus 3,4 ELB

Hallo, ihr gesegneten! Heute habe ich eine Message von Gott zum Thema “der Wille des Menschen”. Er erinnert mich heute an Jakobus 3, und normalerweise würde ich es als ein Zeichen von Ihm deuten, dass ich auf meine Worte aufpassen soll. Und ja, das ist es auch, definitiv, aber interessanterweise lenkt Er meine Augen heute auf den letzten Teil von Vers 4: “… wohin das Trachten des Steuermanns will.” Es fängt mit dem Willen an; der Wille steuert das “sehr kleine Steuerruder”, die Zunge, und die Zunge steuert das ganze Schiff (d.h. sie bestimmt, in welche Richtung unser Leben geht).

Das höre ich heute Morgen vom Herrn: “Unterwerft euch mir mit eurem Willen. Ich schenke euch den Willen und die Kraft, ihn auch so auszuführen, wie es gut ist (Philipper 2,13). Wenn ihr wirklich danach strebt, reinen Herzens zu sein, dann übergebt mir eure egoistischen Begierden. Bemüht euch um Weisheit, egal was es kostet (Sprüche 23,23) – eine Weisheit, die aufrichtig ist, den Frieden sucht, freundlich, und bereit ist nachzugeben; eine Weisheit, die sich etwas sagen lässt und Mitleid mit anderen hat und Gutes bewirkt; die unparteiisch, ohne Vorurteile und ungeheuchelt ist (V. 17). Gib diese Weisheit nie auf und bewahre sie wie einen Schatz! Hör auf, meinen Geist mit deinen irdischen, ungeistlichen und teuflischen Gedanken zu betrüben (V. 15). Mein Kind, meine Liebe zu dir ist geduldig. Ich warte auf dich”.

Diese Ermahnung und Ermutigung ist für diejenigen, die Gott um Heiligung gebeten haben und eine längere Prüfungszeit hinter sich haben. Gott wird über etwas bestimmtes mit dir gesprochen haben und Er hat dich vielleicht sogar mehrfach durch Träume gewarnt. Vielleicht hat er bestimmte Krankheiten in deinem Leben erlaubt, um dich zu retten (Hiob 33). (Du hast Ihn vielleicht sogar darum gebeten es zu tun, solange du nicht immer weiter machst mit einer bestimmten Sünde). Wenn das der Fall ist, dann ist das meine Ermutigung an dich, dich tiefer im Herzen und in den Gedanken Gott unterzuordnen! Die Worte, die du aussprichst, werden sich erst ändern, wenn dein Inneres sich verändert. Du kannst nicht immer weiter Gott loben und gleichzeitig verfluchendes über Menschen aussprechen, die nach seinem Ebenbild geschaffen wurden (V. 9), egal wie gerechtfertigt das ist! Wie kannst du dich als “frei” bezeichnen, wenn in deinem Herzen noch Eifersucht und selbstsüchtiger Ehrgeiz vorhanden sind? Du hast vielleicht das Gefühl, dass der Herr einem bestimmten Menschen gegenüber zu gnädig und barmherzig ist, wenn es doch nicht gerecht oder fair ist, nicht wahr? Nein, sei barmherzig, wie der Vater barmherzig ist! Geh den schmalen Weg, der zur wahren Freiheit führt! Die Bibel sagt, du bist gesegnet, wenn dein Herz aufrichtig den Wunsch hat, Frieden mit denen zu schließen, die dich auf einer gewissen Art und Weise negativ triggern (siehe Bibelvers unten). Denn dann wirst du von Gott als sein Kind anerkannt. Wir müssen uns immer zuerst verändern, bevor wir versuchen, jemand anders zu verändern. Der Geist des Herrn hilft uns, frei zu sein – wo Er ist, da ist Freiheit (2. Korinther 3,17).

Glücklich sind, die Frieden stiften, denn Gott wird sie seine Kinder nennen.
(Matthäus 5,9)

Ihr aber sollt eure Feinde lieben und den Menschen Gutes tun. Ihr sollt anderen etwas leihen, ohne es zurückzuerwarten. Dann werdet ihr reich belohnt werden: Ihr werdet Kinder des Höchsten sein. Denn auch er ist gütig zu Undankbaren und Bösen.
(Lukas 6,35)

Vergiss nicht, wie barmherzig der Vater zu dir ist. Wenn du weise und verständig bist, dann zeige mit deinem Leben die wahren Kennzeichen der Weisheit: Freundlichkeit und Güte (V. 13). Und Gott gegenüber Dankbarkeit.

Acts of Deliverance

I just want to tell you today that God loves you. He is delivering you. Do you know why? Because He chose you and He called you and His call can never be withdrawn (Romans 11:29). Remember His compassion and faithful kindness towards you. Remember His love, let go of fear and draw near to Him! Choose life through faithful obedience and you will be able to delight in His abundant love!

The enemy is raging but let me tell you that God is sovereign. He reigns over everything and He holds the whole world together. This God chose you and He takes care of those who belong to Him! So be encouraged, my brothers and sisters, and lay it all down before Him! He is mighty enough to save. Just come, just come to the Father.

LOVERS OF GOD 2. “The Grateful Ones” (On 2. Timothy 3)

Welcome to Part 2!

Narrow is the way that leads to life (Matthew 7:14) and God is the one who helps us remain on this path. Today I want to highlight one characteristic of people mentioned in 2. Timothy 3:2, which we are going to encounter increasingly more in the future, even in the Body of Christ.

First read the following verses!

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people”

2. Timothy 3:1-5 NIV

The word God highlighted to me this time is “ungrateful”. In the last days, people will be ungrateful. Let me share a vision God gave me last week to help me understand the meaning of this truth to me.

In this vision, I saw myself as a beggar on the street. I was almost dying of thirst. A noble man noticed me, got me a bowl of clean water and kneeled down to help me drink. It was a very short vision but I knew instantly who the noble man was. One could not miss the compassionate eyes and the graciousness of this man.

How does this vision speak to you? I felt tears running down my face as I realized who I was and what God had done for me. When you love God, you don’t forget about His mercy. You don’t forget how He saved you with His Living Water.

His invitation is still open today:

Come, all you who are thirsty.”

Isaiah 55:1 NIV

Will you come? If you have, will you remember and give thanks to Him?