IN DEBT to the Believer and the Unbeliever
"Both to Greeks and to barbarians
(to the cultured and the uncultured), both to the wise and to the foolish,
I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay."
Romans 1:14 (Amp
)

01 November 2014

The Secret Place


God is calling us out of our busyness and into a place of intimacy and seeking His face - He's taking us back to our first love, back to the cross of repentance, cleansing, renewal, holiness and intimacy. He is drawing His Beloved Bride, the Church, out of her busyness and into her intimacy - into the secret place, into prayer and worship. It's a time of transition, learning to be still, learning to listen and wait on God, learning to be quiet and hear His voice. 

"He who dwells in the secret place
of the Most High God shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty."
Psalms 91:1

We're learning about the Secret Place, that the Father is in there waiting for us to come and be with Him so He can speak to us.

"But you when you pray, go into your room,
and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father
who is in the secret place; and your Father
who sees in secret will reward you openly."
Matthew 6:6

It's about cultivating a heart of intimacy in the secret place, consecrating your heart to Him, dedicating and devoting your time and attention to knowing Him personally and intimately. We do this through prayer, through talking to Him and reading His Word, through sitting quietly and listening for His voice, through meditation and worship, and through learning to follow the flow of the Spirit.




More Secret Place words from the heart of God

07 October 2014

Back To His Heart

INTIMACY

     When You said, "Seek My face", 
my heart said, "Your face, Lord, I will seek."
Psalm 27:8

     To be filled and full and flooded with light, to be one with You, Jesus, this is what I desire....I want to walk in the fullness of who I am IN You, in the fullness of the love and compassion, the power and the authority, the wisdom and grace that You walked in while You were on the earth.  It's in this place of intimacy that we will be Your windows that You can pour out of. It's in this place of intimacy that we will know and share a heart with You so that we will be able to share Your heart with others. And it's in this place of intimacy that everything in and of the world fades away in the light of You as our focus and passion to know and touch Your heart becomes our primary goal.
     Bring us back into this intimacy with You, Jesus.
Bring us back to the heart of worship where it's ALL about You....
it's all about You, Jesus.




03 October 2014

WE Are the Windows



"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be food in My house,
and try Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts,
"If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
and pour out for you such blessing
that there is not room enough to receive it.
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes."
Malachi 3:10,11

     The Lord woke me in the middle of the night recently with this Word and revelation in my Spirit as He began to show me His Bride of Destiny IN this place of Glory with Him (having attained to the resurrection - Phil 3:11). She was now looking down over His house and the people and saying, "Open up the windows of heaven in me and pour out a blessing from me that there's not room enough to receive it, and rebuke the devour for their sake."  Her heart of love from this position of Glory was being opened up over His house and His family and pouring out "the riches of His Glory" upon them. His LOVE was being poured out from her through an expression of financial blessing out of the heart of His Bride from her place of Glory IN Him!  He was showing me WE are His windows that He wants to pour out of, but He has been drawing us UP into this resurrection place of Glory by His side so that He and WE/together may BE that window of heaven to pour out His blessing that there is not room enough to receive it, and that He (and we IN Him) may rebuke the devour for His name's sake.
     God says in His Word, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matt 6:21)  He doesn't want our money, He wants our heart, but our heart follows our money (our treasure). When we align our heart with His Word and His will by putting Him and His house first, sowing to the Spirit, our heart follows our treasure, and our heart is IN His house showing our priorities of Him being first in our lives. By doing this we connect with His heart of LOVE, and He uses us to BE His windows to pour out through. We become His windows of heaven that He pours out His heavenly blessings of LOVE out of and upon others.

     Lord, we thank You that we are seated with You in heavenly places, that we ARE Your Bride, individually and corporately. We thank You that we ARE Your windows that You desire to pour Your power, Your love, and Your blessings out of.  Jesus, this IS Kingdom time. It IS harvest time. It IS time to gather and bring the harvest into their place and inheritance in the Kingdom. And Jesus, You have given to Your Body many ways and avenues to reach these people, You have given many gifts and anointings, and as we take our seat beside You, as we take our position at Your side, we ask You to unlock those gifts and anointings, we ask You to unlock the treasures and finances of our inheritance in this hour that we may BE Your windows to pour out of and touch the hearts and lives of Your people and children for Your glory and for Your name's sake.  We thank You, Jesus, that You hold nothing back, that there is NO lack IN You, and that as Your Bride, we are partnering with You to bless and manifest Your Kingdom in the earth in this hour. We thank You, Jesus, that as we sow our treasures through the tithe and through our offerings into Your house, putting You first in our lives, we connect with Your heart, and You open up IN us and THROUGH us Your windows of heavenly blessing upon our lives and upon the lives of others. So, Lord, we thank You for this supernatural outpouring from Your heavenly throneroom in Jesus mighty name. You are revealing Yourself as Redeemer and Deliverer and as our true Provider. Amen


05 October 2013

His Indescribable Love

"And there I will meet with you,
and I will speak with you from above
the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim
which are on the ark of the Testimony, about
everything which I will give you in commandment
to the children of Israel."
Exodus 25:22

I love living in the Father's house. I love having access to His heart. 
One day I shared my heart and my need with Him saying, "Father, I need to know Your love for me, REALLY know Your love. I love You with all my heart, with all my mind and with all my soul, but I really need to know YOUR love for me. Reveal Your love to me, Father I pray, in a deeper and fresher way."

As I spoke these words the Father looked at me with His gentle eyes, and then He took my hand and led me back into a small enclosed room where the mercy seat was located. It was a holy place. It was an intimate place, a place hidden away from the busyness of the banquet room of His celebration. And as we stood there together looking at the mercy seat, He stepped on one side of it as I stood on the other.....and then He held both His hands out and down toward the mercy seat and He said, "This is My love for you. My Son's blood lays upon this seat as a sign and testament of My love for you. His blood was poured out for you because of MY LOVE for you. He demonstrated My love for you with His very life. My love for you flows over this mercy seat and into your life through the Spirit of My Son Jesus that lives IN you and by His blood that runs through your very veins. My daughter, because of what Jesus did for Me and for you so that you would be reunited back into right relationship with Me and so that we could have this personal and intimate relationship together, and because you have received this gift by faith, it's no longer you that's living anymore, but it's My Son Jesus that's living in you and through you.  And because of His blood that was poured out for you, you now have access into all of My kingdom, into all My power and riches. Now everything that is Mine is yours. I hold nothing back from you, but I give you access to all of My kingdom. It's your inheritance. It's yours for the receiving whenever you reach for it. And because of Jesus My power, My wisdom, My favor, and My divine health and wealth is at your very disposal. There is no greater way that I can show and express My love to you than to show and remind you of what it took to have this place together. Jesus gave His life....and I gave My Son. This mercy seat is precious to Me. It's a constant and eternal reminder to Me of the price that was paid so that we could be together as one. My heart longs for all My family to know this love. Many times, like yourself, they need to be reminded and brought back to this place. When you see and feel the testimony of My love for you through this blood poured out on this mercy seat for you, it is beyond even My words. My heart of love lies upon this altar crying out to you and to My family to receive and come back to Me. It's the longing of My heart. So my daughter....stay here awhile and just look upon this expression of My love, and just let the Holy Spirit reveal this love to you in a deeper and fresher way. Feel the depth of My love for you as you stay here, and just ponder it awhile. Know I love you as no one else can. You are My precious possession, My pearl of great price, My treasure, the apple of My eye, and I love you with an everlasting love."





Matt 22:37; Ex 25:22; 1 Pet 1:18,19; Heb 9:12; 
Rom 5:8; Gal 2:20; Eph 3:12; John 17:10; Eph 1:11;
John 3:16; Matt 13:45-46; 2 Cor 4:7; Ps 17:8; Jer 31:3

29 September 2013

Hear God's Heart






As the Holy Spirit led us through worship this morning with "Magnificent God" and then into this song "All Honor All Glory" the Lord began to speak to me.......He said, "When you worship you invoke My presence and I come and enthrone Myself upon your praises, and I bring My power, I bring My anointing, and I empower you with My anointing to do any and all that I have called you to do. Worship Me more in spirit and in truth.....love Me with your whole heart and I will come and fill your life and your heart with all of Me. Everything you need is IN Me. Worship and love Me more."
Then the message that came forth from our pastor confirmed these words that He was speaking to me.

Although I could never share the message with the fullness of the anointing that was on it, the heart and essence of that message was: What is it that God wants most?.......it's not our serving, it's not our evangelizing, it's not our preaching and teaching of His Word....although all of these are good and necessary. But what God wants most and is looking for is for us to LOVE Him.......it's answered in two scriptures: Matthew 22:37 and John 4:23.

In Matthew 22:37 Jesus answers the Pharisee that had the question "What is the greatest commandment of the Law?"  In other words, "What is the greatest of all the commandments?"  Jesus answered by saying, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."  This was God's heart. It was not a stern commandment, but God was unlocking His heart through Jesus and telling us what He really wanted. He was saying, "THIS is what I want most......I want you to love Me."  God is looking for someone to love Him, to truly love Him. It's the longing of His heart. Our worship shows and speaks our love and devotion to Him. It opens our hearts to lavish that love upon Him. When we worship we go deeper into that expression of love than our praises speak......Simply put, praise says, "Thank You" and worship says, "I love You."  Worship from a heart of devotion and love speaks volumes to God as we lay all our cares and agendas down to focus on Him, to love Him with all our heart, and to lift Him on high with our worship.

God tells us that He's looking for worshipers. Jesus speaks and shares this through the heart of the Father in John 4:23 when he is speaking to the woman at the well. He says, "But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers." It's God's heart......He's gathering worshipers. He's looking for those that will love Him, those that will abandon themselves with all their heart, with all of their soul and with all of their mind, and express their love through their sincere and focused worship. God wants it all, hearts of love and devotion to the Father, to the One that created us, to the One that continually loves us and forgives us, and to the One that gave His only Son for us so that we could be reinstated back into right relationship as the family of God. God is truly worthy and deserves our worship, our passionate, heart felt and abandoned worship.

Help us Father, to lay it all down, to give You our hearts fully and with reckless abandonment, to hold nothing back but to give our hearts, our lives and our devotion to You through our worship. Set Your Church and Bride free from all restraints and come with Your holy fire. Holy Spirit.....we wait on You.....for Fire, for Holy Fire.

28 September 2013

God's Dream



When you give yourself to God,
your life becomes a seed that He sows
into the earth for His Kingdom purpose.


God has a dream........a dream that His Kingdom would come into the earth as it is in heaven. When we give our life to God, our life becomes a seed that He sows back into the earth for His Kingdom purpose to be revealed in us.

The Lord began to reveal this revelation to me in a greater degree and depth over the last few days as He showed me a life and seed that He had planted in the earth with His dream planted in that life. God was showing me that He had a dream to have a house where He could come and be with His family, where He could be with His children, and pour into their lives and manifest His presence and power and glory and reveal His goodness to them. He planted this dream with His Word into this man's life. He said, "Where is the house that you will build for Me? And where will My resting place be?" (Is 66:1) This house that God was dreaming about wasn't one filled with programs and the busyness of church work, or filled with meetings and classes to attend that would minister to the needs and issues of His children, but it was a house that was built for HIM to come and just BE with His children and manifest His presence to us in peace and power and in all His glory.
This dream of His became more real to me last night at service as He unfolded His heart to me in response to our pastor's invitation to bring our tithes and offerings to the altar during a high time in the Spirit that we were in. He shared with us about "sowing up", sowing "into the Spirit", sowing "where we wanted to go", and that yes we sowed our seeds for the needy (there would always be the poor), but how important it was to "sow up". I understood about the Spirit and that all that we needed and wanted was IN the Spirit, but I wasn't quite clear on what God was speaking to me about this. So as I took my seed and planted it at the altar, lifting it up for His blessing to multiply and increase it as He did the loaves and the fishes and then went back to my seat, the Lord brought me to my knees in a place of prayer and intimacy with Him as the worship team ministered to us through the Revelation Song. This is where the Lord began to unfold His heart to me. He began to show me that as we "sowed up" that we were sowing into HIS DREAM, and this made Him smile, this really blessed Him. (I could see Him smiling in the Spirit)  He was showing me that we were sowing past our own selves, past our own dreams, and we were reaching for HIS dream, we were putting Him and His ways first and showing that we believed in His dream and wanted to see it manifested in the earth. He began to speak to me about His love and His desire to fulfill the dreams that He had placed in us, but how they were attached to His. He said, "Your dreams are part of My dream.......all of their dreams are (referring to the congregation). But when you "sow up" into My dream, then I make YOUR dreams come true, because when My dream is manifest and I can have a house that I can come into and be with My people, then I bring all heaven with Me. You see, when I come I bring all of My power and all of My prosperity with Me. Everything in your dream will be made possible when My dream is fulfilled."
This really spoke to me and showed me that when we "sowed up" into God's dream it went past the "bring your whole tithe and offering into the storehouse so that there is food enough in My house, and I will open up for you the window of heaven and pour out on you a blessing that there is not room enough to receive it" and it went past the "bless My house and I will bless yours" words......it went straight to the heart and pure dream of God Himself to come and BE with His people and manifest His presence and glory in that House. He really wanted a house of His presence, a house built for HIM where miracles and manifestations of His power and presence would be revealed. I was SO feeling His heart with this, and He was SO wanting us to know it.

So I share all of this with you as I help to water the seed of this Word that was planted in the life of my precious pastor and that has been sown into the earth for the Dream of God to come into the earth and be made manifest. It's God's dream house, the house that He's always wanted. The Father's heart truly has His children's heart in His, and when we make His heart and His dream our priority, He makes our dreams His priority.

"Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?"
Isaiah 66:1