Forsake The World

I speak the Truth as the Spirit of the Lord reveals, uncovers and raises the standard. It may be a surprise, but it's worth your time to peruse here to discover that God is still speaking today to the Church. His voice is loud and clear through the Scriptures and at His will using the prophetic gifts.

Forsake the world and what it’s offering and the enemy’s empty lies. Not all are to be wealthy, but we are all given a basket of blessings—and some have dump trucks of such riches. Nevertheless, be a good steward of whatever you have in your basket which God has placed in your hands. Find those who are less fortunate than yourself and give to the poor, destitute and orphaned.

Yea, I know what you have need of and the birds of the air they care for nothing. Seek first my righteousness and all these things will be added to you.

Don’t be caught up with riches in the earth. They lose value quickly, and the thief comes to steal. Bury that desire to be a millionaire and a goal-setter and start with the simple -- being a good steward of all the Lord has placed in your hands.

The pendulum is swinging, and there are those, even Believers that are charged with success to include goal-setting for their future. Use wisdom and seek the Lord to recognize if He’s amid those plans or is He the very foundation that you build upon. No matter the outcome of your search it’s not too late for a mid-course correction.

And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be alsoMatthew 6:19-21 Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, 
Hallowed be Your name. 
Your kingdom come. 
Your will be done 
On earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our debts, 
As we forgive our debtors. 
And do not lead us into temptation, 
But deliver us from the evil one. 
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 
Matthew 6:8-13 The Lord's Prayer

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Worry  

Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them,“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My discipleLuke 14:25-33 Leaving All to Follow Christ 


Awake from Your Slumber

The Spirit of the Lord is speaking and writing His message on my heart for the Church concerning the Word of God, and specifically opening my spiritual eyes to art drawn that is taking up the entirety of His holy and pure pages.

Your natural eyes don’t deceive you. This is happening and lessened the value of the Word of God which is sufficient by itself to satisfy and change us. This art/crafting in our Bibles has taken the emphasis off the Word.

I am a lover of color, graphics, and art in many forms and appreciate artists who use scripture. I have colored and kept such pieces using different mediums, but let's not have that in our Holy Bible where the Word is the focus of which we grow and learn from.

When our spiritual eyes are opened, it can be a surprise as He raises the standard, reveals, uncovers and speaks the Truth.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Genesis 1:3 

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5 

And when He {Jesus} had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:2-4

We're hungry Church, but we're filling ourselves up on [fill in the blank] that will not sustain us. 

The scriptures are sufficient to satisfy our souls and help us with every decision in life. The Word of God needs no aid or assistance to make it effective.

Jesus is the Word! 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

As disciples of Christ, we are a Truth Carriers, and we carry the Sword, which is the Word of God. Arise and go forth!

Open your spiritual eyes and ears to read and hear the Truth in a Now Word from Heaven:

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When the world was formed, I needed not a picture but my Word to bring it to pass. Think not that the Lord, Jesus Christ, needed nothing more than my Word to bring about the fall of Satan when He met him in the wilderness. How about the many faithful you read of and hear of? They needed only my Word. Go forth and eat my Word that you may be made fat and full of wisdom for the hour and day is coming when you will only have that to rely on. You’ll find no outlet in art or music, but my Word is the only thing that will sustain you. Get ready for the Lord is soon coming and you are yet weak, blind and naked.
Put on Christ Romans 13:11-14 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

The Lukewarm Church Revelation 3:14-22 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—  I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”


The Word for 2018: Evangelize

Gifts of every size are found below our Christmas trees, in our mailbox, inbox and even through texts. We thank God that we're taking time this Holiday Season to connect, love and be a blessing.

But what about the poor, destitute and underprivileged? Will they hear the Good News and feel appreciated? The Spirit of the Lord is asking us to make merry in the heart of the poor, even those who are poor in spirit. Bring the gift you've been given in Christ Jesus to others this coming year in 2018 with boldness and truth.

For the Body of Christ is entering a period of great conversion. A shift of significant magnitude being multiplied to God's Kingdom.


But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy—acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 AMP

Believer, have faith hope and courage! Go ye into all the world!

The Spirit of the Living God is speaking.
The Gospel shall be preached in the highways and byways for no one shall be overlooked. No one shall say they hadn't heard of His coming! Get ready Church for the greatest hour we have seen yet. Celebrate with expectancy and prepare your hearts for the Harvest is ripe! Evangelize declares the Lord! Bring me all that are mine. Bring them home to Me.


Warning for The Church: You Who Seek Riches in The Earth

Life Application Study Bible Proverbs 23:4, 5 “We have all heard of people who have won millions of dollars and then lost it all. Even the average person can spend an inheritance – or a paycheck – with lightning speed and have little to show for it. Don’t spend your time chasing fleeting earthly treasures. Instead store up treasure in heaven, for such treasures will never be lost. (See Luke 12:33, 34 for Jesus’ teaching.)”

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:29-34

Not every house built is for my glory. It’s built with sweat and motivation of men who are self-seeking and looking for promotion. I am weary with the Children of God who are after worldliness and entangle the principles of my Kingdom with it. In the hour they know not the Son of Man will come in the clouds looking for my inheritance in the earth and there will be many left behind. They have left the ancient paths to run after the lust of the eyes and the flesh. They have traded in the ways of the Lord for man’s ways and desires. They have stored up for themselves treasures on earth when their house in my Kingdom is barren, and some yet not built. Their focus is slanted. Their ways jilted. They have forgotten the ancient paths. Still, more will fall away and be lured to finding treasure in the earth while their spiritual house is barren and unkept. Woe to those who have fallen away for it was better for them had they not confessed the faith. I reserve Heaven for those who are holy and obedient to my Spirit.

We know that many of us thank God for His blessings. We have houses in the name of Jesus. We have cars in the name of Jesus. We have jobs in the name of Jesus. We have children too in the name of Jesus. But what about the sacrifice made in the name of Jesus? If you want to know the mettle of a Man or Woman of God, ask them about the sacrifices they’ve made and continue to make for the Lord. Don’t ask them what the Lord has done for them. That’s not where it’s at young Christian. Seek the ancient paths. Put your nose in the Holy Scriptures. Find for yourself those who are much older in the faith to testify of the sacrifices made.


Chapter: Broken

Broken a chapter from my struggles book written in 2010 that was edited and tweaked along the way but finding its debut here. And this second of three important posts and a prelude to what's coming -- a testimony on Nan Jones' #FaithNotes.

God is in control. I have surrendered, waited patiently, kept silent and obedient {sometimes} without full understanding, trusting, and seen the finger of God in and on my life. Even this hour, He is moving mountains for me, and I don't question His methods. He is omnipotent -- all powerful -- and there is none like Him. I know that He's heard my cry and will deliver me from all my troubles.

So, what are you doing about your situation? Get on your knees and pray, press in, persevere and be patient. God is working out that mess right into a message—if you are willing. Being able is not the issue for you, but it's your will that needs sanctifying. Your will must be broken and in its place, the will of the Lord for you and through you.

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21  


Born out of struggle—it is not the route I would have chosen, or maybe I did. At this point, it is too late to argue that it would have served the world and me better for another’s path for righteousness sake. I will take it like a big girl and keep the faith because I “glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope" (Romans 5:3-4).

God knows all about me. He knows my strengths and weaknesses, what I struggle with, and what comes easy. He knows those things that tempt me, and those areas I am living out righteously. There is nothing hidden from Him. Nothing.
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