Author Archives: Ellie Sharpe

Words mean something

power of words

God has shown us that words have a rich complexity of meanings. It is important to research the cultural context in use at the time of the writing. Metaphor and analogy and parable are the most common form of communication in the Bible. Metaphors stretch words into new meanings. All these are very helpful.

Recently God started using my love of Boggle to show me that there is additional depth in the words in English. First He started splitting words up, then he started to cause me to think about the words in the spoken context and hear the words and similar words as being related.

A few of the first examples:

1- test-I-Mony is also three words:
– test: a trial, a quiz, something I won’t likely get an A on, maybe a C-
– I: personal, the test is personalized to me
– money: having gone through the test, the experience can help us and others in the future. For example who speaks at the how to quit smoking convention? The guy who quit smoking, not the non smoker or the still smoker.

2- test-I-m-on-y
– test: same trial
– I am: is the name for God
– on why: go ahead and ask Him about why you had this test. But I have found the most important aspect is how ache will get glory. How can I be used with this new experience to help others? What can I walk away from and through in my own life?

3- el s-ha-Dai
– else: otherwise
– ya: you
– die: die. Believe in el shaddai or else you die.
Seems like a pretty big warning

4- is-ra-el
– is: an eternal question
– ra: amen ra the Egyptian god symbolizing pagan religions
– el: short for el shaddai or God the Father
So the term Israel is both the name of the Jewish nation and the composite of three words asking the question is ra equal to el? The exodus story shows this battle clearly. So does kings et al. The story of the kings at a high level is good king worships El, israel blessed. Bad king worships Ra or Baal, Israel is cursed. So basically the entire bible can be called israel.

I see these breakdowns all over. Will add more over time. Let me know if you see words in similar ways. I’d love to look at the word studies He is giving you.

In His Grace,

D

07 Jan 2013

New Life

Wow! That is the only word that can describe the past few days of 2013. In great and mighty ways and in ways that appear to be devastating. Was praying about how often to blog and got a maximum of 1-3 times a week. I told someone yesterday it was 1. But, afterwards realized that was probably a tad over cautious, and bordering fearful. So, here I am again this week, second time around.

This is a season of New Life. For those who have gone through and gone through and gone through. Be prepared because huge miraculous and supernatural blessings are coming. They are on the horizon. Now, here is why we must be prepared, because some will look unnatural to us. The word of God alludes to this. ” And the angel of the LORD appeared to him (Moses) in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, “I must turn aside now, and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.” (Exodus 2:2-3)

Don’t know about you all but to my naked eye, that would be a bit ODD. It would also be GLORIOUS, but we have been trained to see it as weird. Things that are “weird”, are not always bad. Here is an example, Sarah Elizabeth and my husband David went through cancer treatment the firs time around. It was very weird, but GOD used it. Now, they both are walking in divine health. they both said no to the evil that was bringing it on. In fact, we all did, and do daily. To some that may seem weird, but it works.

Yesterday we were so honored to go see a movie together. I say we were “honored” because we used to be able to go anytime, now it is a huge deal. We saw the Disney movie Monsters Inc. in 3D. Now, this movie has a lot of themes, but my favorite one hands down is New Life. At the end of the movie, it is discovered that laughter is 10 times more powerful than screams. This means JOY is more powerful than sorrow. New Life, a company that died, was reborn.

God does this for us daily. We are in transition in many areas of our life. Every time we turn around, it seems another blow comes. But, God. No matter the blow, we rejoice. Because whatever is stolen will be returned. Not always in the way we expect, but always in a way filled with infinite LOVE. So, for all those really battling whatever it is in your life. Know that HIS new life that died on a cross and was reborn will bring them to an end. Hang on, help is here and working behind the scenes.  We are not alone. The war is won.

After all, as I was reminded yesterday by my spouse, God is the director, and we are in HIS movie. No matter what people believe and who we come in contact with, we have seen this truth played out. He is 100% sovereign. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens without HIS knowledge. There is such comfort in that. Oh, how he loves us, no matter how it seems.

So, put on your armor daily and do as He guides, He will not fail. He will NOT fail. He will not FAIL.

In His grace ~Image

E

05 Jan 2013

The Beginning

Well everyone, today is day 3, in year 2013. That is divine completeness and perfection, according to the word of God. I kind of feel like Julie did in a movie I watched abt Julia Child. Beginnings are new, and in some cases ODD, but what isn’t that these days? She wondered as I do in my humanity, will anyone read what I write?

First off, this is NOT a place to just get stuff off my chest. The things we have been through have a message at the core. Nothing can destroy you by staying surrendered to God. He won’t let it. The fact is, we cannot fix anything or do anything or be anything without His guidance, that is sustained and worthy. So, here I and my husband on occasion will share what God reveals to us. You may even get some insights that God gives our children. The picture posted is our daughter Sarah Elizabeth who was healed of cancer in 2009.

This is a great time of REDEMPTION, hence the name given, and God needs usImage not just wants us to sharpen our spiritual muscles. He is the sharpest tool ever, we will never become or be HIM, however He can unite with us, and bring to pass amazing miraculous healing, deliverance and JOY in the process.

So, today we begin, on the edge of many cliffs. Leaping into the arms of the only one who truly loves us. He saved our family from the biggest demon of ALL which is SELF. You may think that evil is not real but the fact is, IF you think that and are walking with GOD, you will likely find out the hard way very much is real, however it is NOT and will never be more powerful than the word of GOD, HIS love for us, or the GRACE, MERCY, PEACE, HOPE and JOY that God brings.

Sit back, buckle your seatbelt. This life can be a bumpy ride. But God will catch you when you fall, if you let HIM. There will be sunshine, rain, clouds, storms, and many more natural and supernatural disasters, but He is with us in the middle of every storm. Just as Daniel was unscathed in the lion’s den. Spirits are not people, they USE people and anyone can fall prey but God.

The good news is once JESUS died we were set free, and that fact cannot be changed. As many have said that are much more experienced than us, FREEDOM must be fought for! Now is not the time to lay down and take it. God built our country on great morals and values, and whether it stands on them or not, He still does. Hang in there, stay encouraged, and let HIM love you.

In His Grace,

E

03 Jan 2013

We are Redeemed

We are Redeemed

03 Jan 2013