Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Shadow of Heaven

Weerlig_oor_Pretoria tree-small through-the-eyes-of-jesus-series-pageThe faithfulness of God, never ceases to astound me. As He uses such a broken vessel, and MANY to reach other broken vessels, and makes us whole. ONLY through HIS LOVE can WE be broken and restored. ONLY through HIS LOVE can we receive our Heavenly reward. Only through HIS Grace, can we face the HELL on earth. Only by His mercy, do we appreciate the worth. HIS LOVE is REAL. We have a choice, to choose or not. WE can strive, and allow our lights to burn out. Or, we can REST and SEE what HE is ALL about. I live under the umbrella of my HOME. I am a visitor here, to walk and roam. To travel far and wide, from nation to nation and tide to tide. His LOVE is where I abide, and AM made NEW. His LOVE delivers me, and gets me THROUGH.

I am so in AWE of JESUS. I always have been. Truly, the story of Christ, has always been something that just cause me wonder. Does it do this for you? How can anyone LOVE us so much??? With all the ways, that we may have been used to disappoint HIM, or hurt HIM, directly or not. Intentional or not, WE ALL have wounds from where WE may have been used to yell crucify. Who crucified Jesus? ALL those who said they LOVED HIM. If we really do, we must RECEIVE. We must FEAST on Heaven’s manna. We must not complain, and be so grateful for each morsel.

We are called, to GIVE up, and release everything before God. WE are commanded to have no other gods before Him. Not our kiddos, our spouse, our pets, our stuff, you name it, nothing. Are we living this out? Or, are we living paycheck to paycheck, barely getting by. It is TIME to come out of the death of the world. Don’t you desire your DRY BONES to LIVE again? Because, ONLY through the LOVE of JESUS, can this take place.

I know that when we are hurting, we make poor choices. I have so lived that. But, in the midst of it all, if there is surrender and repentant hearts, THAT is what matters. It does not matter if everything fits the mold on the outside. GOD is not demanding perfection from YOU. What He is demanding is respect, kindness, and to if chosen, RECEIVE. The hard part is, sometimes you receive the GOOD, Bad, and ugly. Until the bad and ugly is turned to GOOD. There is nothing but goodness in JESUS. He is ONLY made of LOVE.

WE live under the shadow of Heaven. His name is Jesus. We choose not religion. WE choose not to please us or others. WE simply exist to be a healing light, by HIS Grace. I pray He sets things aright, as WE seek HIS face. His heart aches, for the wayward babes. His heart bleeds for the prodigal sons and daughters. But, know that not matter what comes, HE never falters. He just wants ALL of you. He wants you to be TRUE to HIS desires and plans.

 

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Hebrews 7Amplified Bible (AMP)

Melchizedek’s Priesthood Like Christ’s

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he returned from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of all [the spoil]. He is, first of all, by the translationof his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, which means king of peace. Without [[a]any record of] father or mother, nor ancestral line, without [any record of] beginning of days (birth) nor ending of life (death), but having been made like the Son of God, he remains a priest without interruption and without successor.

Now pause and consider how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the spoils. It is true that those descendants of Levi who are charged with the priestly office are commanded in the Law to collect tithes from the people—which means, from their kinsmen—though these have descended from Abraham. But this person [Melchizedek] who is not from their Levitical ancestry received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who possessed the promises [of God]. Yet it is beyond all dispute that the lesser person is always blessed by the greater one. Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; but in that case [concerning Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he [b]lives on [perpetually]. A person might even say that Levi [the father of the priestly tribe] himself, who received tithes, paid tithes through Abraham [the father of all Israel and of all who believe], 10 for Levi was still in the loins (unborn) of his forefather [Abraham] when Melchizedek met him (Abraham).

11 Now if perfection [a perfect fellowship between God and the worshiper] had been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people were given the Law) what further need was there for another and different kind of priest to arise, one in the manner of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed to the order of Aaron? 12 For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is of necessity a change of the law [concerning the priesthood] as well. 13 For the One of whom these things are said belonged [not to the priestly line of Levi but] to another tribe, from which no one has officiated or served at the altar.14 For it is evident that our Lord descended from [the tribe of] Judah, and Moses mentioned nothing about priests in connection with that tribe. 15 And this becomes even more evident if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become a priest, not on the basis of a [c]physical andlegal requirement in the Law [concerning his ancestry as a descendant of Levi], but on the basis of the power of an indestructible and endless life. 17 For it is attested [by God] of Him,

You (Christ) are a Priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

18 For, on the one hand, a former commandment is cancelled because of its weakness and uselessness [because of its inability to justify the sinner before God] 19 (for the Law never made anything perfect); while on the other hand a better hope is introduced through which we now continually draw near to God.20 And indeed it was not without the taking of an oath [that Christ was made priest] 21 (for those Levites who formerly became priests [received their office] without [its being confirmed by the taking of] an oath, but this One [was designated] with an oath through the One who said to Him,

The Lord has sworn
And will not change His mind or regret it,
You (Christ) are a Priest forever’”).

22 And so [because of the oath’s greater strength and force] Jesus has become the certain guarantee of a better covenant [a more excellent and more advantageous agreement; one that will never be replaced or annulled].

23 The [former successive line of] priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were each prevented by death from continuing [perpetually in office]; 24 but, on the other hand, Jesus holds His priesthood permanently and without change, because He lives on forever. 25 Therefore He is able also to save forever (completely, perfectly, for eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede and intervene on their behalf [with God].

26 It was fitting for us to have such a High Priest [perfectly adapted to our needs], holy, blameless, unstained [by sin], separated from sinners and exalted higher than the heavens; 27 who has no day by day need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices, first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people, because He [met all the requirements and] did this once for all when He offered up Himself [as a willing sacrifice]. 28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak [frail, sinful, dying men], but the word of the oath [of God], which came after [the institution of] the Law,permanently appoints [as priest] a Son [d]who has been made perfect forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 7:3 Some believe that Melchizedek was an ordinary man blessed and appointed by God as a special priest, who serves as a Christlike figure in his priestly and kingly functions because his order was a priesthood without end. Others take the description literally to mean that Melchizedek was not a human, but an angel (v 8). If this is so, then Christ, as the Son of God, would be the “High Priest” of the order in which Melchizedek served as priest in the sense that angels are spiritual beings who have a pretemporal, but not eternal origin. Another view suggests that Melchizedek was perhaps a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus in human form. Those who maintain that Melchizedek was an ordinary human being would say the writer is speaking symbolically concerning his ancestry; hence the insertion of “any record of” in the text of v 3 since his death is not recorded in Scripture.
  2. Hebrews 7:8 See note v 3.
  3. Hebrews 7:16 Lit law of a fleshly commandment.
  4. Hebrews 7:28 Lit perfected.
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WE can testify of HIS faithfulness. Ever see planted and scattered, HE has redeemed. WE are seeing it, quickly, by HIs Grace. Trusting HIM, because HE is the KEY to freedom. He deserves to be honored and LOVED. He made us. So, we have good in us. I believe, in this season, the faithfulness of HEAVEN, and those who obey will SEE. I believe that they will receive new keys to treasures untold. His LOVE is indeed pure GOLD.

Stay encouraged precious ones. Just as Paul carried Jesus by shadow, so can we. As JESUS is, so are WE in this world. Your faithfulness will indeed be rewarded. Get excited, and declare victory. USE the authority of Heaven, as He purifies. Heaven on earth will come. It will indeed arrive. SOoner than we think, look for the angels in disguise. Worship them not, but be surprised as Goliaths fall. JESUS has and will win it all. REST.

Lord, I come before you and I thank you for MORE than enough. You give and give and give and NEVER tire of giving. YOU are the LIVING GOD. There is NO death in you. Faithful and true is your HEART before your kids. I am so grateful, that no tear was wasted. Even in the times where we felt faithless, you never let us go. WE clung to the hem of your garment. Just along for the ride, we abided in you. We do still now. We live under the shadow of Heaven. With not an ounce of leaven, that can stay for long. YOUR LOVE leads our way, as a light and a gift everyday. MY hope, and that of your family is in you. We praise you for bringing LIFE to old seeds, for ridding the body of ALL disease. Thank you JESUS, for by your shadow healing me.

In His Grace and Glory,

E and Fam

27 Sep 2015

The Mirror of Jesus’s Eyes

jesus loves me bright 1794740_10202793062767651_1849597989958784677_n 11390216_10203205866866526_4798475762826641050_n 12004852_925494327532118_784396942730903230_n 12032158_498765573623763_2208643902534080114_n c230c8c4a2a5868b46c104b1fd8913fa imagesIt is the 26th today. I hope you recall, what that means. Just in case, you don’t I will share. 🙂 Biblically 26 is the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. A few days ago, He spoke to me about this. What is the Gospel? It is VERY simple. YOU are LOVED by a GOD who created you. Because, you are LOVED, a savior was sent to DIE for you. He arose again, to conquer ALL evil, on your behalf. His resurrection, is why you can exist. He chooses you, and asks to be chosen, in return. He desires ALL of you.

The gospel is about repentance for any part, WE have prayed as well as played, that may have been a hindrance to the plan of GOD. It is about being willing to lay down, our lives for HIM. You know why we should? BECAUSE He did so for us. He LOVES us, and because WE LOVE HIM, we are willing to keep going without. But, does that mean, WE go without forever? NO! It absolutely does not mean this. What it does, is it is used to cleanse us. We must be purified of this world. Let me explain this further; His LOVE heals us. But, what if WE do NOT receive the healing?

The answer is simple, WE stay sick. Sickness is a funny thing. It is not just physical. EVERY sickness has some spiritual root, as well as a natural one. The ROOTS are very important. If we do not seek HIM, about what they are, WE can stay ill. But, when we do, we learn that there is FREEDOM in HIS LOVE. Our family claims divine health, daily. Does that mean we never ever suffer? Well, honestly no. Does it mean we never experience a negative symptom? NO. Here is what it does refer to; JESUS has full authority here.

In His eyes, WE are completely beautiful. He does not worry about money, bills, looks, or Anything of THIS world. He has no anxiety. He is ONLY filled with good things. He is LOVE. In HIM, WE are LOVE. He does not get bogged down by sickness. He does not stress over a single thing. His word says, “BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING, Praise the LORD.” Yesterday, when He was prepping me to share, He sent me a song. I heard this song years ago. The first time, I heard it, was in a movie. The movie, “Say Anything” really spoke to me. This movie was about an outcast, who was brought together with someone of favor. In the midst, the one of favor endures deep betrayal. Who can relate to this? Why, the outcast of course. Jesus knows, HE encountered ALL that WE do. Yet, He never chose darkness. Not EVER! He stayed pure then and NOW.

Do not buy the lies that what was done, matters not. Because, what JESUS did and does, MATTERS. It is everything. Anything that says otherwise is antiJesus. Be not deceived in THIS hour precious COGS. Know, not only WHOM you serve, but how you do so. You do NOTHING alone. If you are a good parent, praise GOD. If your kids know their HOLY identity, praise GOD. If you have struggles and difficulties, thank HIM. For think it not strange the fiery trials.The afflictions last just a moment. HIS LOVE lasts forever.

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“In Your Eyes”

love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place you areall my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the insidein your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in your eyes

love, I don’t like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes

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

Revelation 1:15 ESV / 185 helpful votes

His feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

Isaiah 53:2 ESV / 141 helpful votes

For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.

Revelation 1:13-14 ESV / 137 helpful votes

And in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire,

Daniel 10:5-6 ESV / 95 helpful votes

I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

Daniel 7:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.

Genesis 49:10-12 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Binding his foal to the vine and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, he has washed his garments in wine and his vesture in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.

Isaiah 52:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—

1 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,

Psalm 91:1-2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Leviticus 19:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.

Matthew 23:3-5 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

So practice and observe whatever they tell you—but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,

 

“The mirror of Jesus ‘s Eyes.” Finally, all those things told so long ago, I can see. How bout you? Who’s mirror are you using??? I want to see ME, through HIM. I choose each day, the filter of HIS LOVE. I choose to EAT of LIFE and not death. I choose to eat of HEAVEN now. Why? Because, it is the destiny that has been sown for me. What about you? ARe you under attack attempts from darkness? According to the word, you were bought with a price. JESUS has saved you. Do you receive that? Will you look into HIS mirror, HIS eyes?

Or, will you choose comfort, the pathway to death, and darkness? The CHOICE is yours. It always has been. I assure you, there is NO place like HOME. He will LOVE you, regardless of your choice. But, know that the measure of that LOVE, will be so much smaller. I want ALL of HEAVEN. It is my HOME. I only visit here. I repent for times I saw myself through other filters. Because, HE deserves to have my WHOLE heart. Doesn’t He deserve to have yours?

In Jesus’s eyes I know that I am “Fearfully and wonderfully made.” In His eyes I know that I am “More than a conqueror.” In His eyes, I am “HIS sister, His kid, His princess, His Queen, His bride, and so much more. Who are you in HIS eyes, He will show you, and YOU can heal along the way. Here is what is amazing, those around YOU will heal too. He spreads LIFE not lies, because there is ONLY truth in HIM. Only truth resides, in HIS eyes. Forgiveness lives there, healing, JOY, and so much more. Look into the eyes of Jesus, and HE will bring the changes you crave. His desires will become yours, and you will finally be truly FREE. Whom, the SON sets FREE is FREE indeed.

In His Grace and favor,

E and Fam

26 Sep 2015

Flatlined Fast Forward

How many times must we die, through the LORD? I have often asked this question. Going to HIM and saying to HIM, “When is the time of redemption and resurrection?” Have you asked something similar? Like a child in a car, I sit before HIM, saying, “Are we there yet?” I am wanting ONLY to be real here. I experience, like you, the human journey. It is NOT an easy process. It was NOT meant to BE EASY. At times it is uncomfortable, to the nth degree. But, having said that, it is SO worth the process. You know why? Because, it is MEANT to prepare US for Heaven.

The title of this entry, came to me at a very ODD time. I had just come off a fast, that quite frankly, I did not even know I was on. I had never experienced a FAST like this one before. It was related to faith, yes, as most are. However, THIS one was not just related to it, it actually WAS it. You see, my faith had become a THORN in my side. What does God tell us about those? That, they cut us, right? I read a post recently about leading while bleeding. Though, I do believe that someone can get healed from a leader who is bleeding, I also feel strongly THAT cannot and should not last forever. Meaning, JESUS must come and bring healing, or the person dies. They will NOT just die to the flesh, they will leave the earth.

There are SO many times, I have literally died. I say literally because, for me it is not just a heart beat that keeps me alive. It is one thing, for me, JESUS. Now, that I am reconnected, no matter how I feel, there can be no disconnect. In fact, in truth there felt like one before, but even that was deception. Because, at that time, Jesus was still watching over me. My testimony has been somewhat hidden to me. In some ways, I could not explain it to others. Until, Sarah Elizabeth, our youngest daughter, came into our life.

When she was birthed to us, and through me, our LIFE began to experience Heaven. I will never forget that day. people say, God is not a confusing God. The word says, “he is not the author of confusion.” I firmly agree with that. Though, I also believe that PEACE from God can FEEL like confusion to us. It definitely does to a non believer. So, we need to consider this, and that WE cannot expect evil to leave when GOD shows up. However, the GOOD news is WE can and should, expect it to BOW!

I have been FLATLINED and thrust forward. I have sat before HIM, and said, “I have died too many times to count, when does that part end?” There are seasons, as We know, through Jesus. A season is a specific amount of time, kin to an era. It can be an hour. I am SO learning this part, that seasons in the natural, sometimes LOOK different than those in the spirit, at first. But, in HIM and through Jesus, the Heavenly Father, and Holy Spirit, they become solidified. Tangibleness, and LIFE comes, through JESUS, our awesome and Glorious guide.

As a child, I thought like a child. Here is why, because, I became a product of my environment. I became a product of death, essentially, that looked happy sometimes. But, LIFE was always about drudgery. I sought the JOY, and I just did NOT get that it was ALL in JESUS and IS HIM. Every time, I tried to love it was rejected. I was SO LOST. I seemed to live my LIFE in the valley of Baca.

 

 

23 Sep 2015

But GOD, I’m tired

This morning, I was awoken early, as often happens when I am preparing for this. I was not consciously aware of what needed to be talked about. But, in my spirit, I have known for a while, that this topic must be broached. First off, for you who have followed our ministry, that WE steward, thank you. Just a heads up, that there will be changes happening in the writing. God has let me know that I need to share my feelings a bit more. Let me be clear, I have no desire to turn anyone to what I believe. I ONLY desire what HIS will and plan is. My goal is to share HIS LOVE.

In prayer recently, He put it on my heart to share MY heart. Because, in it is also the heart of Jesus. I encourage you, to always pray before listening to or reading anything. Mainly because, one thing I have learned is, anyone can be influenced by spirits at play, in the world. That is, anyone but God. So, with that intro, and that said. We shall move further, into the topic point.  🙂 Thank you for your patience, and  taking time to discern, and to honor God. It really is an honor to be a scribe for the KINGDOM of heaven.

While studying about the israelites, God began to open my eyes about a few things. He gave them the VERY best while they were traveling toward the promises. Yet, He gave it in limited amounts. For those who were traveling there, but were not truly willing to surrender, they did not APPRECIATE the manna. Those complained and even when God sent help, it was NEVER ever enough.

I realized that the minute we come into the world, life here begins. The journey to see fulfilled promises, starts right as we come out of the womb. I started reflecting on my childhood, and how many times I had experienced Israelite mentality. As a kid, I did NOT appreciate anything. I was so affected by entitlement, pride, anger, gluttony, and so much more. I loved GOD. I so wanted to be different. But, I just kept falling into the same traps. It seemed like an endless cycle. Every time I would try and fix it, or make a change, NOTHING got better long term. It was seriously depressing.

I observe the past, and now understand a lot more. No wonder I battled depression, suicidal thoughts, hatred towards self, and horrible self image. I am not ever going to blame anyone for my choices. At least not again, because I am responsible for the decisions that were made then, and now. There were some really bad ones, that showed up, and that I chose then. Even now, free from the prison of the past, the enemy still tries. I fall down, and skin my knee spiritually speaking. I do sometimes, and cannot lie and say otherwise. Many of us fall, and then we take Jesus’s hand. We get back UP again. WE repent for the fall, and we choose to trust HIM to move us forward.

Since God is calling me to share how I felt then, I will. But, just bare with me, because THAT part is tough. Here is how I felt, if I had to put it in one word. I felt, overtaken. My body, mind and spirit was just harrased, and overwhelmed by the evil that was haunting, and tormenting as well as torturing me. Not only that, I could see it doing so, to everyone around me. Here is what I now know, that even when WE feel overtaken by evil, it does not mean we ARE. His Grace is indeed sufficient, and power perfected in our weaknesses. We can REST in HIS victory, that is already accomplished. Then, we can receive what was done, is done, and has been through HIS amazing LOVE. We can choose FAITh in Jesus alone, and nothing more. When we are weary and tired, as WE come unto HIM, we will find the REST.

 

In His Grace and Glory,

 

E and Fam

 

20 Sep 2015