During this time of a Sabbatical, at least I have chosen to view the “stay at home” pause as such, the Lord is knocking on the door of our hearts. Can you hear it, can you perceive it?
In Song of Solomon 5 we find the Shulamite woman, the Beloved one, sleeping in her bed, yet her heart was awake. She heard the voice of the Beloved, but she did not get out of her bed to open the door to the Lord.
Below I added a link to a short audio message in regard to this scripture and what that means to us. I encourage you and invite you to listen to the exhortation!
Song of Solomon 5:2-8
I sleep, but my heart is awake; It is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, “Open for me, my sister, my love, My dove, my perfect one; For my head is covered with dew, My [blocks with the drops of the night.”
3 I have taken off my robe; How can I put it on again? I have washed my feet; How can I defile them? 4 My beloved put his hand By the [dlatch of the door, And my heart yearned for him. 5 I arose to open for my beloved, And my hands dripped with myrrh, My fingers with liquid myrrh, On the handles of the lock.
I opened for my beloved, But my beloved had turned away and was gone. My [eheart leaped up when he spoke. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. 7 The watchmen who went about the city found me. They struck me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls Took my veil away from me. 8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, That you tell him I am lovesick!
You probably already know that the Lord is named the WONDERFUL COUNSELOR in Isaiah 9:6 b and we can be COUNSELED BY GOD. Therefore we are going to look into this further…
ISAIAH 9:6 b And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
We can talk to the Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6) and receive from the Spirit of Counsel in Isaiah 11:2. You are invited to listen to a message about being counseled by the WONDERFUL COUNSELOR and I also share about His Furious Love and the fact that we are attached to the Father’s Love.
Psalm 91:14 NKJV “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. “
I remember vividly when the above scripture became one of my favorite Bible passages, coupled with a highly profound meaning to me.
It all happened one morning decades ago, while traveling to a meeting in Georgia, USA, when I was given a scripture by one of my sisters in the Lord. As I read the scripture, it gripped my heart and I began to weep, because this was a word in due season from the Lord that morning and after spending many hours and days focusing my entire attention on Jesus and asking for the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, and after I put my energy into studying the Word and seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness firstly and fervently, I knew He was speaking to me a profoundly.
I experienced how my identity is truly in Christ and that I am cherished by the Father. It’s not necessary to try harder to love God, instead it’s a fact when we spend time with Him and listen to His teaching and wisdom, then this is were the growth comes and were we are transformed and become mature sons and daughters.
The Lord is after our heart and it is in our inner most being were we find rest in Him. Hebrews 4:3 a Now we who have believed enter that rest.
Jesus Christ is our Shabbat Rest and from this place intertwined in Him we encounter His everlasting love continuously.
World wide there is a return to loving Jesus first and foremost! It is a time were our hearts are yearning and aching to see Jesus’ presence manifest and when we give our entire heart to Him, we see Him and deeply dwell in Him.
Because he has known My name
Jesus is the Bridegroom King and because we have known His name, we understand who He is. There is a massive global paradigm shift about seeing who Jesus really is and it is all in a name, the name of Jesus Christ. He is coming after our heart and He is delighted to deliver us and to set us on high…because we have known His name.
No more passivity, no more procrastination in seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness. Therefore, leave the road mostly traveled and embark on the road less traveled, the narrow road entered through the narrow gate.
How important it is to love Him first and to speak to Jesus about how much we desire to love Him with all our heart, mind and strength. Especially when problems and situations are heavy, then this is when we tend to drift and turn from Him and become distracted. Instead cultivating our relationship like a garden and do not allow the worries to choke out the seed of the Word of God. Soar above the worldly pull and concerns knowing that Jesus is our safe harbor and His name, Jesus Christ, is a strong tower and a fortress encircling us during times of trouble. Remain in your God-given elevated position, soaring high and seeing from His perspective!
How important is it to you to get to know Jesus Christ more and to soar on the high places with Him?
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
There is still the same power in the blood of Jesus, as there was centuries ago. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He has never changed or altered and when we come to Him with repentant, sincere hearts bringing our trespasses to Him and to confess our sins, He will surely forgive us and cleanse us with His precious blood. Jesus’ blood does not just cover up, but removes all stains! So that we are pure as snow once again…
He blots those records of wrong out of the book of remembrance, when we confess and turn from our wayward ways, which means your past mistakes will not alter or affect the outcome of your God-given destiny.
REVEALING GOD’S PLAN
Ephesians 2:10 TPT We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!
What a beautiful picture of those pre-ordained and destined good works God has planned for us! We are well able to walk them out and to fulfill them, as we abide in Christ and yield to the Holy Spirit’s teaching, words of wisdom and knowledge and prompting.
YOUR SCROLL OF LIFE
You could also call it your book of life! The only way to discover what has been written, is by seeking the Lord, consecrating your life to Him and to be perfected in love driving out all fear.
Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection. 1 John 4:18 TPT
Guilt and condemnation are not allowed in a life of a lover of God, who has chosen to learn how to walk in the Spirit. This abiding in God’s unfailing love is an ongoing cultivating process and will bring many benefits and true freedom in Christ. It is without any fear of punishment, because it is for freedom, Christ has set us free and we are not walking in our carnal self-life with all it’s baggage and bondage, instead we are FREE to walk and life in the Spirit, which leads to complete liberty.
This is the right time to awaken to your first love and destiny and to let go of all old bondage and heavy weights of the past, so that you can fully embrace what’s ahead.
As we can read in Habakkuk 2:2
Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run
we can receive God’s vision and clear purpose and direction from the Lord.
My prayer is that God will give you a fresh download of His will and purposes for your life. It is true, when you receive direction from the Lord it will give you clarity and resolve for years to come and with the revelation of the Father’s will comes responsibility. When the Lord shows us, it is so that we can make preparations for it. We prepare ourselves by seeking His face, remaining in His presence and yielding to the Holy Spirit in prayer, by soaking and meditating on His word, by making the necessary surrenders, and by acquiring whatever is needed to fulfill the Father’s purpose in it’s perfect timing.
MY BREAD IS TO DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER
We have the precious Holy Spirit, Who is the Spirit of Truth and will lead and guide us into the Father’s perfect will. We can discover how to live and even dwell in the will of the Father and in His secret place. Even as Jesus Christ said:
“My Bread is to do the will of the Father.”
I suggest to take out some time on a daily basis to seek the Lord for wisdom and revelation knowledge. I pray your eyes will be opened and enlightened to see in the Spirit realm and to see what Heaven has for you. I pray your eyes will be flooded with light, until you experience the full hope of His calling and that you know Him through your deepening intimacy with Him.
Ignatius, one of the early church fathers, said, “I come from God, I belong to God, I am destined for God.”
Romans 11:36 WE All things come from God, through God, and return to God. Praise him for ever! Yes, it is so!
Recently I was blessed to hold my 5 months old great-nephew in my arms for the first time. It was such a marvelous privilege to look into his eyes and to recognize the angel around him and the destiny which is bigger than life, the life allotted to him here on earth and the revelation knowledge that he has come from God, belongs to God and is destined for God. My great- nephew’s spirit has come from heaven and is accustomed to the realm of God’s kingdom.
Therefore, I would like for all of us to stop for a moment and consider ~
where we have come from?
who we belong to?
what is our destiny?
when is it all unfolding?
Allow the Holy Spirit to show you things you have no apparent knowledge of and the necessity to have ears to hear what is being said…
I Belong to God
Song 6:3 I belong to my beloved and he belongs to me; he pastures his flock among the lilies.
Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture
Romans 14:8 for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
I Am Destined For God
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
As you ponder above scriptures under the various headings, I trust you will be enlightened by and rejoice in the Lord!
As I already mentioned during the first teaching, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 are broken down into three categories.
*Gifts of Revelations: Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge and Discerning of Spirits
*Gifts of Power: Gift of Faith, Gifts of Healing, Working of Miracles
*Gifts of Communication: Gift of Prophecy, Different Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues
During the last video teaching, I started on the third category and now I am continuing with the first category, which are the gifts of revelation and they reveal wisdom, knowledge and discernment. The Holy Spirit as the live-giving spirit is present during the recording and I am also sharing a testimony and an example, I encountered while those gifts were operating during a time of ministry.
Keep a look-out for the short video sessions in the next weeks. In order to not miss any of them, you are invited to subscribe below and I encourage you to leave a reply.
Lately I have been teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are released as the Spirit wills and I learned from Kenneth Hagin, the Pastor of Rhema Bible School, that they are broken down into three categories.
Gifts of Revelations: Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge and Discerning of Spirits
Gifts of Power: Gift of Faith, Gifts of Healing, Working of Miracles
Gifts of Communication: Gift of Prophecy, Different Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues
Thanks to I started with the third category, the gifts of communication and if you are interested to listen to a short 5 min. teaching, please access the first video teaching below.. Leave a comment …