Monthly Archives: June 2015

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

03273ddc140fa4e38892b46ba3282636 Happily_ever_after_by_jucylucyinspired happily-ever-after-wood-print il_570xN.207216313 il_570xN.453547725_r07x il_fullxfull-3154680141WeddingSignHappilyEverAfterWho wants a happily every after???? If you asked me, as a child I would have raised my hand. I would have said, “I DO I DO!!!!!” I think WE ALL do, deep down inside. 🙂 When this topic came to me, I was somewhat excited, but yet trepidacious.  Always passionate, about sharing what He gives me. But, battling 100% confidence that it will be received well. So, back to Happy Ever After. 🙂 Is that not what the world teaches us? That we deserve it, that WE should make it happen, or something like that. Has anyone ever said, “Happily EVER After belongs to Jesus?” Cause it absolutely DOES.

I remember Sarah would say to me, “I just want a HAPPY family.” I would think to myself, “THAT is ALL I have ever wanted. At that time, I felt like, it would NEVER happen. In fact, though that should be our aim, through the LOVE of Christ, do we believe it? Do we REALLY believe that it is POSSIBLE through HIS LOVE? I know it has been a REAL challenge for me to accept it. How bout you? Have you noticed how tough being FAMILY can be? But, YET it can be SO very rewarding too. 🙂 I have to say I dreaded marriage. I have mentioned before how my husband and I got put together. It was an arranged marriage. NOT exactly MY idea of a perfect fit. AT least NOT then.

I had this ridiculous thought that I deserved to have someone SAVE me. Well, it was silly from one stand point. But, from another, in God’s eyes, and mind, it so makes sense. Jesus saves us, NOT because we deserve it, from a place of striving. BUT, simply because HE LOVES US. He took on HELL long ago, and takes on HELL every day for us. He was not just killed and resurrected one time. Overtime WE die to self, and surrender more to HIM, HE LIVES. More of HEAVEN begins to THRIVE in us, as we say YES to JESUS and NO, to the enemy.

 

https://bible.org/article/myth-happily-ever-after

This is a link I found with more insights about the myths, and lies.

 

While writing this, I was just OVERWHELMED with Heaven. The LORD Jesus LOVES us so much. HE is our prince charming. ONLY HIM. Not our natural spouse here on earth. Not saying that HE cannot use our spouse. He absolutely can and WILL. But, HE deserves HIS TITLE as PRINCE OF PEACE. He is our HEAVENLY KING. Our GREATEST GIFT! WE simply must remember THAT fact, because WE can never stray too far from our FIRST LOVE.

In my marriage, in the beginning, I looked to my husband as a rescuer. It was always, ” I do not know what I would DO or BE without him.” It was similar with Sarah, and our other children. But, the TRUTH is, ONLY JESUS deserves THAT honor. Forgive us Lord. Myself included, for anytime WE have ever unknowingly or knowingly placed something, or someone, on the throne of our hearts in place of you. YOU deserve the honor JESUS.

This world will tell you that you own your own truth. It will tell you that YOU deserve to be happy. It will tell you that if you wait too long, it will be too late. THIS world is full of lies. It is run by the master manipulator. The ONLY thing the enemy is good at, is LYING. So, it should be a red flag, when you see someone operating in that place. Jesus commands us, as disciples to TEST the spirits. The most important places to do so, are around you, your spouse, kids, animals, friends, and family. Why is this? Because, if you do NOT, you could fall into a trap set by the enemy.

TO have a HAPPY LIFE requires FULL surrender to God. The GOD who created us, LOVES us and LIVES to bless us. 🙂 It is done by FAITH in HIS finished work and tasks. Not by our own, through HIS. We must have complete confidence in GOD that HE can use even us when HE needs to. That for HIS GLORY to shine, He is not limited by anything, but our disagreement. He wants full TRUST for HIS plans to come to pass. FULL ACCESS, not just a feeling. BUT a FAITH MUSCLE being worked every single day. WE will be refined by HIS GREAT LOVE.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/addisonroad/whatdoiknowofholy.html

“What Do I Know Of Holy”

By: Addison Road

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?[CHORUS 2]
What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life it’s name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?[CHORUS]
So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?
THIS song came on today, while being used to write this. It is a GREAT reminder, that there is so much MORE to learn. ALWAYS. JESUS is the best teacher ever. There is NO better school, than the school of HEAVEN. 🙂

3 Bible Verses aboutHappily Ever After

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. …

John 14:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes 

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …

http://www.openbible.info/topics/happily_ever_after

 

Who is giving YOU your happily ever after? Is it JESUS? Because, A REAL HAPPILY EVER AFTER cannot and will NOT exist without CHRIST. Is your happily every after tied to others? Because, God will place us together for reasons, seasons and lifetimes. But, OUR LIFELINE is JESUS. NOTHING else, can or will ever fulfill us. A little butterfly that took her flight HOME, was used to teach me that.

It begins and ENDS with JESUS. He is the KEY to ALL of HEAVEN. Not from a place of religion, as the world see it. Simply from a place of Honor. There is a LOT happening in the world right now. Persecution appears to be increasing like fire. But GOD. HIS LOVE is like HOT LAVA, and it will conquer. You want your HAPPILY EVER AFTER? Then, come to JESUS. He holds it in HIS HANDS.

In His Grace and Favor,

E and Fam

30 Jun 2015

A Father’s LOVE

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“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” — Malachi 4:6

We do NOT move without OUR Father’s LOVE. We cannot, because HIS LOVE is what leads us. WE are a peculiar breed, those who DO ONLY for HIM. We exist ONLY to BRING HIM GLORY. I had a great earthly dad. HE was kind, and loving and compassionate. I miss him. I have no regrets, because I know every detail was as God called it to be. The Father’s LOVE lives is us. It consists of The HEAVENLY FATHER, HIS SON JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. His LOVE FLOWS as LIFE WATER.

God sees those who are hurting. He sees the bitterness, anger, entitlement, fear and SO MUCH MORE. HIS LOVE truly covers a multitude of sins. WE must choose HIS ways, and REPENT of the OLD ways. The world seems to be looking over the fathers. But, WE must stay focused on RECEPTION of the FATHER’s LOVE. Are you receiving? When you spend time with YOUR family, is HE LOVING on you?

Because TODAY, of ALL days we must be willing to GIVE UP what is in the way. The things that are blocking US receiving the BLESSINGS of our KING, must GO! Life is NOT easy. At times, it feels like it sucks the LIFE out of us. BUT GOD. he restores, resurrects and rebuilds us. The OLD wine skins must burn. They must be destroyed before the NEW ones can come. Are you willing? Are WE willing?

What if JESUS said to you, “If you will GIVE up everything that means ANYTHING to you, then, YOU can have my Heaven. He does though beloved COGS. He absolutely DOES say this. “Follow ME and I will make YOU fishers of MEN.” JESUS is clear. GOD is a jealous GOD. He wants us ALL! he deserves every ounce of US. Doesn’t GOD deserve the BEST of us, instead of the REST? What is your response to HIM?

1 Corinthians 13

13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or[c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastfulor vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).

10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully and clearly known and understood [[h]by God].

13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

http://www.ibtimes.com/fathers-day-bible-verses-2015-15-scriptures-about-fatherhood-parenting-share-dads-1975141

There are MANY good Fathers. But, there is ONLY ONE GREAT ONE. I thank GOd for my husband, my dad that raised me, and ALL the amazing wonderful Fathers who contribute to my life. I thank GOD that because of the ONE Great Father, they and many other dads can become NEW again. You did not miss the snow. It is coming soon. You will see. HIS GLORY will shine, and the promise will be fulfilled.

GOD LOVES US THIS WAY….WE MUST LOVE HIM AND OTHERS THROUGH HIM…THE SAME

It is NOT about US, yet it ABSOLUTELY IS about HIS LOVE FOR US and OTHERS.

Grateful, Humbled, LOVED, and FAITHFILLED. JESUS will shine. Will YOU give HIM a HOME? Is there a manger available for the KING? The HONOR of THE FATHER MUST BE MADE KNOWN. WE LOVE YOU MIGHTY GOD and we SEEK to be a LIGHT through your LOVE to be the BEST parents we can. YOU do NOt fail, and YOU are the best FAMILY WE could ever HAVE.

HIS LOVE CONQUERS>>>A FATHER’s LOVE

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and Fam

21 Jun 2015

The HUNTER becomes the HUNTED

Occasionally I get titles for entries. I keep them until I am released to write. This one came to me early this morning. So, I sought whether it was for NOW or Later. I immediately, knew that this one is an important topic. One that did not need to wait.  I woke reflecting on the scripture from psalm 37. I was reminded of just how MUCH God fights for His kids.

Psalm 37

[A Psalm] of David.

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.

Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself—it tends only to evildoing.

For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found.

11 But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

12 The wicked plot against the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright in right standing with God); they gnash at them with their teeth.

13 The Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation).

15 The swords [of the wicked] shall enter their own hearts, and their bows shall be broken.

16 Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the [consistently] righteous.

18 The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless, and their heritage will abide forever.

19 They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs [that is consumed in smoke] and as the glory of the pastures. They shall vanish; like smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].

22 For such as are blessed of God shall [in the end] inherit the earth, but they that are cursed of Him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].

24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him.

25 I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread.

26 All day long they are merciful and deal graciously; they lend, and their offspring are blessed.

27 Depart from evil and do good; and you will dwell forever [securely].

28 For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.

29 [Then] the [consistently] righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.

30 The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.

31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and seek to put them to death.

33 The Lord will not leave them in their hands, or [suffer them to] condemn them when they are judged.

34 Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; [in the end] when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

35 I have seen a wicked man in great power and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil,

36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was not; yes, I sought and inquired for him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the blameless man and behold the upright, for there is a happy end for the man of peace.

38 As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; in the end the wicked shall be cut off.

39 But the salvation of the [consistently] righteous is of the Lord; He is their Refuge and secure Stronghold in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they trust and take refuge in Him.

Years ago, I was in prayer. In this time, that is precious to HIM, I received some revelation. I realized, by HIS Grace, that we must consistently CHOOSE every day, to serve God. I mean, for some of us, that is a no brainer. But, let’s be really real and raw for a moment. Is that easy to do? Well, sometimes it seems easy. Other times, it seems like walking on FIRE. Which, we know would not be even possible, without JESUS.

I heard the LORD say, “The enemy will hunt you, but there will be a point, where they shall become the hunted. Your job is to LOVE anyway. The evil will be around you, but YOU are to choose ME, and MY ways. I must be your best friend, your confidant, your very breath. I must be in FULL authority in your life. Do you understand my child?” I remember looking up to God, with a gulp in my throat. I recall saying, “Yes sir, I understand.”

Yet, even now I am still gaining wisdom, knowledge and understanding, even on that. I received it to a point. I mean, don’t we all? We don’t consider whom the enemy could use to try and turn us toward evil. But, let’s take a moment and do just that. What weapons does the enemy use? He uses the weapon of fear, but so does God. It’s just the fear that GOD speaks of is pure, and from a place of reverence and respect and awe. What we have observed, is he uses vessels who are struggling, but again, so does GOD. You see the parallels here?

In the word of God it let’s us know that the only power the enemy has was given to him by God. Meaning, the power started with GOD. Yet, we must be VERY careful, to keep it there. To not try and manipulate or change something, that God put into effect is critical in this season. Let me explain a bit more. We have to be acutely aware of our environment. When we become MORE aware, the battle appears more intense.

But, does that mean it is? Not necessarily so. Jesus is a HUNTER and He hunts evil. You will notice in scripture, that He did not seek it out. But, He was always willing to help others, ready to be FREE from it. In our life, I don’t believe we, on purpose sought out evil things, or those influenced by them. Yet, it seemed to find us. It often looked like, we lived in a prison of evil, to the onlooker. But, GOD.

Things are rarely as they seem on this earth. Here is how you absolutely know that GOD alone and not man is leading you; God brings peace. The Heavenly Father, The Holy Spirit, and JESUS united, brings peace. GOD has no chaos in HIM. Yet, it does not mean He cannot be in the center of it. Because, He often IS in the center of the storms.

As much as WE tire of being hunted, so did Jesus. Plus, HE had then, and NOW,  NO impurities in HIM, and because of this was hunted even more. I thought of this today. I woke recognizing even MORE His mercy. Jesus, is and was then, not only the Greatest Time Traveler, but also the Greatest spy. Not in a negative way, but in a “get in, get out” kind of way.

I don’t wake up every day consciously thinking, “Let’s slaughter some evil today.” But, I do believe by HIS Grace and mercy and LOVE, I do wake up more joyful daily. I wake up excited to be used by HIM, for HIS GLORY and purpose. I get pumped up about the PLANS of GOD. I do, more often than not, look at Jesus and say, “Let’s do this!.”

I would say the number one thing that we have observed hindering the body of Christ, is witchcraft. People are often scared of the word itself. When, in actuality, that word is older than dirt. I admit, in the beginning, learning about enemy tactics was a bit daunting. I watch our kids challenged with it as well. I even notice, that our animals can at times, look noticeably affected. But, HERE is where WE keep focus. Because GOD has given us ALL authority to trample on snakes and scorpions.

It is HIS authority that has been gifted to, and entrusted to US. That, NOTHING shall by any means harm us. So, then why do we have to deal with trials? Because, they purify our hearts. God uses them to cleanse us and bring us to deeper levels of intimacy with HIM. He uses them to BREAK off confusion from us, and to often teach us how to remain peaceful in the midst of it all. Thank GOD for HIS LOVE!

The revelation that came just today was this; we can be the hunted or the hunter. One is from a place of fear and defeat. I repented for any vestiges of that. Two is from a place of VICTORY. We are going to go a bit deeper here, so hang tight. A hunter can hunt to steal, kill and destroy right? It is often for sport, according to the world. The hunted, are constantly looking around in fear to see if their enemy has found them.

The bible speaks on these topics. Here is what it says…

http://www.openbible.info/topics/hunting

Genesis 27:3 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me,

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Genesis 10:9 ESV / 72 helpful votes

He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.”

Acts 10:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”

Genesis 21:20 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow.

Jeremiah 16:16 ESV / 60 helpful votes

“Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the Lord, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.

Genesis 1:29-30 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Proverbs 12:27 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

Genesis 27:5 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,

Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. …

Genesis 27:33 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”

Leviticus 17:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.

1 Timothy 4:1-5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

Genesis 27:30 ESV / 16 helpful votes

As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Isaiah 11:6-9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Genesis 27:1-46 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me, and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.” Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it, …

Job 10:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion and again work wonders against me.

Proverbs 1:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,

Leviticus 25:1-55 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to theLord. For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. …

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Proverbs 6:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Psalm 141:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.

Leviticus 21:1-24:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: No one shall make himself unclean for the dead among his people, except for his closest relatives, his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother, or his virgin sister (who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may make himself unclean). He shall not make himself unclean as a husband among his people and so profane himself. They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body. …

Exodus 16:1-36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” …

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

John 10:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

Isaiah 49:1-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense with my God.” And now the Lordsays, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength— …

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Proverbs 25:8-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. …

1 Samuel 26:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of the Lord, for the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea like one who hunts a partridge in the mountains.”

Daniel 12:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

John 3:30 ESV / 1 helpful vote

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John 3:16 ESV / 1 helpful vote

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 

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We often FEAR what we do NOT understand. I cannot recall who said that, but it is true and scriptural. In the word it speaks of “MY people perish, for lack of knowledge and vision.” That refers to the fact that WE often look at the logic, instead of seeking Jesus about it. Forgive us Lord.

I don’t know about you, but I want to be so DEEPLY intertwined with Jesus, that when people run away, or can’t handle it about me, I am not even moved. That is my LIFESONG, to be fastened to JESUS. I want to take a 747 to Heaven every day, so that I can learn more about my HOME. I LOVE getting to interact with others, and hear their stories, as well as share ours. I have always said to God, “If I ever feel like I can fix it without you,  please remove me from being a minister.” Because, I am certain that I cannot and neither can you, or Joe Smoothe and Sally Sue Shmofen. NO ONE can fix anything, in a way that honors God without HIM.

Jesus is our cornerstone. He is the MASTER in everything. He is a hunter, a worshipper, a lover, a fighter, you name it. There is absolutely NOTHING that he cannot do. Will we let HIM though? I mean that is the biggest question. I often hear people speak of others. They say, so and can’t make up his or her mind or involved in such and such.  I admit, I have even said these things. I tend to call out evil, because I want it no where near me.

But, WE are coming into a season, where we should receive GOD’s LOVE so much, that even when it is called out, WE LOVE anyway. We forgive ourselves, others, God and really any and all circumstances that give the illusion of hindering HIS plans. We must, first and foremost let JESUS be our hunter. We must recognize that because He is, we will be hunted. I am not saying we have to be defeated in it. In fact, quite the opposite. The evil is being hunted even more than WE are. Believe me when I say, revival is hitting the land, because heaven is invading. But, so many are so focused on how it “LOOKS” that they cannot see what is actually happening.

Sometimes God sends us out to change the atmosphere. Because, JESUS lives in us, as well as the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father, WE become a weapon, in and of itself. We become signs and wonders, by HIS LOVE. You never know who is watching and listening. HIS LOVE, will be the FRUIT that is made known. It will either be LOVE through JESUS, or hate through the enemy. Jesus hates evil, but yet has compassion for those trapped in it. He loves anyway. So, WE must do the very same thing. WE must, through HIS LOVE, speak LIFE into the people trapped in the prisons of darkness. It may be what He uses to set them FREE.

Lord, give us intangible eyes. Help us to NOT be afraid to see where we come from, or where we have been. Give us your LOVE in abundance so that every cell is filled up with it. WE LOVE you JESUS. We thank you for your unfailing and unending Grace, Mercy, and LOVE. You fight for us to death and beyond, and WE are grateful beyond words. We come with repentant hearts, seeking you to bring Heaven, so that WE can share it with others. You are GLORY. We come and drink of you and eat of you today. Thank you for NEVER giving up on us. ~ Your babies. In Jesus Holy name, Amen

It is TIME to seek the ways of the LORD. Seek HIM, while HE can be found. Let Jesus be your spy, and your VERY best friend. Love your spouse, children, animals, friends, foes, and DO SO through JESUS. He does ALL things well. I mean ALL things. WE will falter, and WE will fall sometimes. But, JESUS never has and NEVER EVER WILL. We can REST in that fact. IT is finished. The game is over and the WAR is won for those 100% on the side of JESUS.

Where does your loyalty reside?

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Fam

14 Jun 2015

The Greatest TIME traveler

the-time-travelers-wife-fieldYears ago in 2009, the year Sarah was diagnosed, my husband and I went out to a movie. I was so intrigued by it. The movie, “The time traveler’s wife.”  I often get flack, for my LOVE of films. But, here is the reason I do. It reminds me of Home. I see glimmers, and redemption, and remnants of Heaven. Is it through my eyes? Well, no it actually is not. It is THROUGH the eyes of Jesus. Did I know that then? Well, not like now, but somewhere I knew. I came into this world. awoken to Heaven. But, events that took place here, caused me to “travel in time” into darkness.

As a kid, I was ALL about feelings. I mean, they were ALL over the place. They are something that every day, must be surrendered to God. He gifted us the ability to have emotions. Yet, He wants us to not allow those emotions to HAVE us. They cannot and SHOULD not control us, manipulate us, or become OUR God. Only ONE deserves that title and HIS name is JESUS! He is united with the Heavenly Father, and the Holy Spirit. The 3 in one, full of GLORY and directors, writers and producers of our story.

As a child, I had a babysitter, that most would probably see like a nanny. She was NOT live in. But, she was there a lot. Her name, Robbie Shadoen. I adored her. I mean, when I think about her now, I still smile. I was in preschool, and my parents had her keeping me for a few hours, until they came home. I remember vividly that she watched “stories” and that she loved asparagus soup. I also believe she loved the Lord. Such a precious soul. She was a gift to me. She let me be a kid, without much restriction. She was a portion of Jesus in my life.

For, WE must remember that HIS LOVE surpasses ALL space and time. His LOVE heals, conquers, delivers, FREES us, and LEADS us out the darkness and into the light. Out of the FRYING pan and into the FIRE of HIS LOVE, should be our hope. Our dreams should match His dreams. At least, in time, we should be gradually surrendering MORE and MORE until WE are fully emptied of any complexities of the past.

Back to the movie I mentioned. “The TIME Traveler’s Wife.” I have seen this movie LOTS of times. Every time I see it again, God reveals something new and amazing. The last time I watched, I saw the child, who grows from a seedling child to an adult. He was singing a song. It was something joyful. He did NOT care how he sounded. Then, ALL the sudden, the car crashed. But GOD. In relation to our LIFE, I was singing a song when Sarah went HOME to be with Jesus. That song was one of PERFECT FREEDOM. But, what I wanted was PERFECT JOY.

This is a bit tough to talk about. But, I will because I have been told I MUST. I asked every day for an angrl, and for JOY. I left that typo in, because, it means something. I asked for an angel. Yet, I believe I was asking for a female to assist me. You see, I was so LOST. I had given up my friends when I moved. In fact, so had she and so had my husband. We gave up a lot that we loved. But, we knew it was required, and honored our King.  I had one or two friends, but NOTHING like what I had before. One of them, we would later find, was working against us. Again, but God. I learned so much about compassion, mercy and forgiveness from Jesus in Sarah. I asked daily for this angel, and she resided in my home.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/time_travel

Time Travel

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Acts 17:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

2 Timothy 1:8-9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Mark 9:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

Psalm 90:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

Revelation 5:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

John 10:27-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.

John 5:24-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

Proverbs 8:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

John 17:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

1 Peter 1:20 ESV / 1 helpful vote

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

John 20:29 ESV / 1 helpful vote 

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

After the car crash, everything changes. I was thinking about another movie as well. This one is called, “P.S. I Love You.” It is about a woman whose husband dies. I remember i was watching it one day. It was shortly before Sarah entered into the Pearly gates. She could not watch the film. She actually got up and walked out. because, she knew, even then, what was soon to come.

These movies have a common ground. That common ground is LOVE. the common core component is just that. The kid, in the first film, lost his mom. The woman, in the second one, lost her spouse. Our LOSS is HIS gain. Yet, in the films, most of the time, the characters do NOT appreciate what they had. They spend so much time, either trying to move on, or dwell on what was. very rarely do you see healing taking place. Why is this? Because the characters are often looking to MAN to save them, they do NOT really GET free. Only JESUS can save us. Without HIM, we have NO REAL LOVE.

People will lie, scheme, plot, manipulate, and attempt to control, when under influence of evil. but, GOD has NO EVIL in HIM. I was in the ocean recently. I swam, laughed, giggled with glee, and thanked God for HIS clarity and healing. As did our kids, and my husband and MANY others that were enjoying the LOVE of heaven. We ALL basked in the glow of HIS Glory. Some received it, others ran from it. But, what i know is, those who did the evil attempts, did NOT succeed. His Love, as always conquered.

When you have been brow beaten, and picked on, and told you are nothing, it can be darn near impossible to receive good things. But God. here is a word from my dear sister Kathi Pelton. She truly LOVES the LORD and graciously receives and shares it with ALL who meet her. 🙂

http://oceansinthedesert.com/

Though you may have felt framed by the enemy for a life of confinement and closed prison doors, the Lord is about to change that!

I saw those who have been imprisoned and framed by the enemy being released from his prison and their sentence being overturned.The Lord has been behind the scenes working on an escape plan for your freedom and release. He has taken up your case in the courts of heaven and the ruling has come in your favor. Prison doors are about to open and you are about to move into a wide and open space that surrounds you with beauty and joy.

“Where you have felt surrounded by walls in a confined space, you are about to see the walls fall down and find yourself in a place with no walls. Your solitary confinement is ending! The walls of your confinement are disappearing and light, life, joy and fresh air are about to be enjoyed once again.

Then I saw a different kind of framing. God was framing a portrait of a couple and then of a family. The people in these portraits were full of joy and life. I knew that these portraits were prophetic pictures of His restoration of families, couples and relationships. They were all outdoor portraits in beautiful, open settings that spoke of the freedom and “breath of fresh air” that they were about to move into. In both portraits the sun was shining directly on the people. Light was upon their heads and upon their shoulders. This spoke to me of a light load for these ones to live in. The expressions of joy were tangible and full of delight.

A portrait represents a time to be remembered, a moment that has already been fulfilled and lived. God was framing these portraits as a promise that this will be fulfilled and lived, it has been secured in heaven and will be fulfilled on earth.”

I believe that Jesus united with the heavenly Father and Holy Spirit gifted this word to her. I pray it encourages YOU, as much as it did me. My spirit LEAPT for JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was thinking of how the movies that are mentioned here, are related. The LOSS greatly eventually brings great gain. In the first one, they have a daughter, but beforehand, have many miscarriages. We experienced this as well, both before and afterwards. There is also a wedding scene and in that scene, she marries a “time traveled” version, of her spouse. I love the wife’s compassion. She looks at her husband and says, “I know what it is like to wait for you. But, I do not know what it is like to BE you. I believe the MORE intimately connected we become with Jesus, the more WE feel this way. The second film, has letters that were supposedly sent by her spouse. Yet, they arrived through her mother. She does not find out, until she has to. We can relate here too. We have things left behind, like nick nacks, or notes, or drawings. Her artwork still arrives through us.

In both films, the leading female is artistic and creative. I am not intending to compare here. I have just always been interested in parallels. 🙂 I like that in our most intangible places, HIS LOVE provides a way to relate to others. I have been told, “You are too deep. No one will get you. I don’t have the ability to relate to you.” But, those things, while having a modicum of truth, are simply lies at the roots. Those trees must be cut down. They must be thrown in the wood chipper. Because until DEATH of flesh happens, we cannot filly receive HIS LOVE in its entirety. he desires to cause the good seeds to prosper. He desires orchards of holy fruit to sprout up. But, in order for THIS to happen, we must be willing to give up ALL need to make it go our way. FULL SURRENDER is absolutely necessary.

Some walk around believing they are not angry, hurt, bitter, or entitled. But, realistically, most of the population on earth, is influenced to some varying degree by these evils. I wonder if the actors and actresses in the films, know Jesus. I pray someday that they will. Not sure of the destiny that each has. But, Hollywood started from a good place, a GOD place. I believe it will return there.

 

09 Jun 2015

A Hatchet Heart

RStongue10194216_211108861_1132512883430491_1931539974716697360_nNo one seems to get it, but Jesus. I know that some do try. But, without HOLY UNITY, we are dead walking. The enemies team knows to stay united. You foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you??? Your words can birth LIFE or death. They can bring JOY or sorrow. Do you want a heart that has sharp edges and cuts people to shreds? All because YOU cannot and will NOT surrender to God and receive LOVE?

Father forgive us for being used to cut people to shreds. Forgive us for speaking death, for any time we have. Help us to forgive, especially when it is undeserved. We want to be a hatchet against evil, not to cause additional wounds, or butcher your plans. I believe that you desire THIS too. I ask you to soften the hearts of those who once loved you, as the latter rain falls.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 59 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 44 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

James 3:6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

James 1:26 ESV / 32 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Proverbs 15:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

James 3:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:1-18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 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. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

James 3:5-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Mark 11:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Leviticus 19:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

James 1:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Acts 2:38 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Acts 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Psalm 57:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Psalm 52:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

Psalm 15:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Romans 10:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 12 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. …

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

James 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Isaiah 4:1-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. …

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Psalm 39:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

Psalm 12:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

James 4:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 3:1-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 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. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. …

John 8:44 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/power_of_the_tongue

Proverbs 25:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …

Romans 1:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

I. as a child, lived a lot of my life with sharp edges on my heart. I’m sure at times, it was like a hatchet. To this day few understand, because to them, it looks like everything was given to me, on a silver platter. Although, that is NOT at ALL how it was or is. What I do have is HIS LOVE. Jesus is my cornerstone. If He were not, I would be as dead as a lukewarm believer.

Because of this place that I lived, which was basically HELL, I was not naturally very kind. I am NOT saying I blatantly served the devil. I mean, I just did NOT know how to adjust to my environment. No one heard me. I still struggle with this, to some degree. But, finally there is healing happening on my side. I can’t say how quickly others will heal. Some don’t feel the need or desire to forgive. I pray someday they awaken to Heaven.

I own what I was NOT. I don’t avoid discussing it. But, I also own what I am. I am a NEW creation. When people meet me now, they see the NEW me. They may not like it, and that is okay. But, God justifies me, and I don’t have to explain myself to others. If they don’t know him, and refuse to receive HIS LOVE through me, then God separates, and ejects HIS KID. Whether or not a return is made, is up to HIM.

I urge you to repent for times you have spoken, thought or acted from a hatchet heart. Ask Jesus to smooth out ALL rough edges. Because time is changing my friends, and HIS plans will move forth with or without our assistance. He desires to work with us, and to LOVE the HELL out of those made captive. Will you continue rejecting HIS LOVE? Or, is today the day you lay the hatchet down?

Create in US a clean HEART LORD…and RENEW a right spirit within us. WE LOVE YOU.

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and FAM

 

03 Jun 2015