There is GOOD NEWS this morning for those who believe in Jesus Christ and who know Him.
First of all, there are many believers in Christ who need to realize that they have not yet entered into His REST. Read more
Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
Do you know why we can laugh at the days to come? Because the joy of the Lord is our strength and joy doesn’t depend on our circumstances – but on our position in Christ – blameless, righteous, victorious, overcomer, blessed, favored, forgiven, redeemed, whole, holy, dearly loved, ambassadors for Christ!!! and so much more – every spiritual blessing has been given to us, Christ paid the price for our sins and our peace and our healing, and our eternity is secure in Jesus! The devil and his followers, demons, have been defeated already and are powerless against us and so is every weapon that they try to use against us – they may come at us one way but will flee from before us seven ways! The written code against us, was cancelled by Jesus, having been nailed to the cross by Him, and so the curse of sin and death has been broken off of us!!!
That is why we can laugh at tomorrow! Because we know who holds tomorrow and who holds our hand! We know who wins the battle of the ages, it is already won and we are to be walking in that today. Who’s with me??
You wanna hear a funny joke? The devil thinks he actually has a chance at taking some of us down! Yeah boy! He had me fooled for several years. I was suicidal and locked inside my own misery and scared to even go to church for fear of being looked down on, etc… I tried to take my own life several times, but guess what? When I was really at the precipice of death that last attempt – the Lord let me know that He loved me and wasn’t ready for me to die, that He had a reason for me to be here. The devil may have had me convinced to kill myself, but God is in control and intervened – He showed me that He loves me and gave me this chance. So, slowly and surely, as I could handle the process, He has been healing me and revealing Himself to me and bringing me through and teaching me. So I give God every bit of glory due to Him which is 1,000,000,000%!!!! And He will do the same for you!
Join me in the joyous journey! Let’s laugh at the future, even if it isn’t looking so bright to our natural eyes right now, in the spirit we can know and see that God is good all the time and all the time God is good! We can know that we are gonna be OK because of His unfailing LOVE.
I had a strange dream, it was very much like a vision….
In the dream, Jerry and I were going to help fix a friend’s car and we were following them, but I got ahead of them and pulled over at a gas station in unfamiliar territory, to wait on this friend. In the meantime, Jerry got out and the friend wanted him to drive so that he could see exactly how their car acting. I had the kids with me and we got delayed. Jerry and the friend didn’t realize that we weren’t ready to leave and they went ahead and left. So me and the kids were left there….
this is where it got really strange
I took out my phone to call Jerry and tell him that we were not behind them but my phone wasn’t quite cooperating.
It was broad daylight, between noon and 3 p.m. and I realized this because…
The sky became like it was midnight…
It was very dark and the people coming and going from the gas station all got very quiet for a minute, all of looking around, like, it isn’t nighttime??!! We all looked at our phones for the time, but they weren’t working, and we knew it was just the middle of the day, anyways, and we were all a bit scared for a second…
but there were two ladies who came near to me and we looked in each other’s eyes and we had tears in our eyes for a moment…
I asked the one lady, that had grabbed my hand, “Do you know Jesus?”
She said, “Yes, thank Him, I know Him” and we smiled at one another. We hugged and then the second lady joined us and we all said, “Everything is OK, good, actually” and we smiled and they went on their separate ways…
I was looking up at the sky and the clouds were doing strange things, it looked like they were attacking and covering the moon, swirling around it, etc – but I also felt like the Lord was working in it all and was doing something. Some of the people stopped at the gas station were looking up expectantly, but others were running around scared and screaming and afraid. But there were a few of us that were kind of calmly looking up in the sky and seeming to be wondering just what God was doing, because we knew that He is in control and that we didn’t have to be afraid..
Then, this beautiful light covered the moon (and I am not suggesting anything, but just telling you what I was seeing and it was like a message in the sky, not exactly what is going to happen) Then, it was like a cartoon looking scene there in the sky, like the Lord was using a cartoon drawing in the darkened sky to show us something wonderful. He showed us the moon was really a picture of the earth and that He is doing something, something that He has already foretold us in His Word. The cartoon drawing of the earth, where the moon was previously in my dream, began as a normal looking earth but then it was bare and then it began changing, the shapes of the continents and waters and everything was changed and then the land began to show green, with grass and trees and forests and all types of new life and it grew bigger and bigger. And I got so excited in the dream, I was like, “O my goodness that is what the Lord promised, a new heaven and a new earth!”
I looked down at my phone I wanted to call Jerry and see if he was seeing what I was seeing, but there was a cartoon type drawing on my phone that I had never seen before and it was angelic looking, like cartoon angels drawn with message bubbles beside them like they were telling something, but I couldn’t see to read the words there, and I could not dial out on my phone, either…. and the sky became bright again like nothing ever happened and the people there at the gas station, some of them went on their way like nothing ever happened, but others of us were quietly looking at one another like we had a common knowledge among us, and also, like, we knew we had to share with others….
what does this mean? of course, I really don’t know for sure, but I do know that I love the Lord. I do know that He shows us things for a reason. I felt like He wanted me to share this. And one more thing, I felt the urgency as I did in the dream when I asked the lady if she knew Jesus, that we need to not wait any longer to tell others that we love them and that Jesus loves them and for us to love them as Jesus does, RIGHT NOW. TODAY, while you hear HIS voice, please answer, TODAY, while there is still light, hear His voice and surrender to the love of Jesus, that is what it is, His LOVE, not His law, but His LOVE – right where you are and He will do the rest. And if you are His, share His LOVE, walk in His love, allow His love and compassion to motivate you to share yourself and the gifts that He has given to you with others, we are all here for a reason and have been blessed to be a blessing.
If you took the time to read this whole thing, God bless your heart for realz!
Here is the verse of the day, today, June 1, 2015 on biblegateway.com :
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Most born again believers in Jesus do know 2 Chronicles 7:14 or have heard this verse quoted before, especially lately, in America. It was brought to my attention yesterday and on my mind again this morning, that we who are called by the Lord’s name are the ones who are to humble ourselves…. It seems like we hear a lot about how other people should humble themselves. Or, we hear a lot about how hateful and arrogant other people are for their unbelief. But, what about the criticisms that we as the Lord’s people have of others and each other?
It is going to take each individual born again believer to come to terms with the concept and principle that the Lord presents to us in this verse. No matter what all is wrong with everyone else in the world, each of us has the responsibility to answer to God for our own self, first. After we get our own hearts right with our Lord and examine our own ways and allow Him to transform us from the inside – out, then we can move on to being who He created us to be in this world. We are to be salt and light and we cannot do that if we are pointing our fingers at everyone else. Instead of complaining and grumbling about what is wrong in the world around us and being discouraged by our own failures, we should humbly come before the Lord and confess our need of Him. We should pray and seek His face and turn from following our own ways. We should be thankful and praise Him for all of the work that He has already done for us, in us and through us. Most of all, we should thank Him for Jesus, who paid the price for our lives, souls, salvation, healing and victory in this world and in the next.
Something to think about for us, today. We know the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14, but do we take it to heart for our own selves? When we do, we will see the kingdom of God manifesting all around us 🙂 God bless you!