Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Patience for Revelation

 

“Beloved,

I am He who opens the seals; I am He who fulfills the words that I told John to write on Patmos. I am He who showed him the vision, which many people are saying was mostly fulfilled long ago.


I am He who holds the keys of understanding which they have not waited to receive. I have kept hidden from them the ability to see the purpose of the vision which was given for the end of the age. Because they have not waited for Me, they have rendered many of My words obsolete through their interpretations. Because they have been restless and uncomfortable not being able to explain what the vision meant, they have nullified My words in order to assure themselves in their own understanding. They have not trusted that I would keep them safe even if they could not understand the words of John. They do not know that they can be complete in Me even if they cannot understand the vision.


The time of the fulfillment of all things is nearing, and many of My beloved children have become adamant about teaching My people that the fulfillment was in the past. They have shaped their understanding with their interpretations about the kingdoms and rulers of the past, not knowing that what is coming to fulfillment is deeper than what they have understood through their theories.


I am going to speak through the mouths of those who will not be esteemed by those who believe they have understood the vision. I am going to reveal what was hidden to those who trust Me enough not to nullify My words. I am going to open the scroll to be read and eaten by those who will seem foolish to those who believe they have wisdom. I am going to send them to speak to those who believe they already understand.


I will call them to prophesy things that cannot be heard by those who do not wait for Me but race ahead and found their interpretations on error and the nullification of My words.


I am He who reveals His heart and mind to those who are babes, who are foolish in the eyes of those who hold themselves to have wisdom. I will use them to help many find rest in Me instead of in the explanations of the impatient. And I will use them to share My heart with many who will not find peace in the time of trouble through interpretations founded on error. I will use them to teach many a patience and love that endures the travail which is coming upon the earth, and overcomes because I have overcome.


Beloved, I am He who strengthens and empowers those who wait on Me.


Tell My people to wait on Me. I will not fail them.”



Saturday, August 21, 2021

Turning to a Different Spirit

"My beloved, 

I touched your lips and opened your mouth to speak My heart, but many of you have turned aside from the gospel of My Son's love to the myths and fables of conspiracies. 

I made you a trumpet to sound the grace of My Spirit, the testimony of My Son which is the spirit of true prophecy. 

But many of you have been receiving the winds of another spirit which speaks in misinformation, lies, and conspiracies, leading My beloved children into confusion, fear, and to a position of enmity with those I have given you to love. 

Beloved, I have given you a spiritual gift and I will not take it away, but it can be used to serve a spirit which is not Mine. 

Beloved, I still have plans to use your trumpet to share My heart, but first I am calling you to repent and return to the gospel and the command of My Son to love neighbor and enemy as I have loved you in Him. 

Beloved, I will always love you. 
Please return and remain in My love." 

***** 

Friday, January 29, 2021

American Church at the Crossroads

It seems that now there is a kind of lull in the momentum of the church at large in America. For decades she has poured her efforts into achieving political power. It culminated in being raised to the mountaintop during the last four years, after electing a leader who promised power to the church, if only she would support him.


And support him she did, in spite of his obvious greed, unrepentant immorality, dragon-like words, and his demonization of others (particularly his mocking of the weak and the ‘least of these’ such as the poor, foreigners, and oppressed minorities). At first many may have had a pang of conscience, but rationalized it as necessary to bow down in order to achieve the goals they sought through political power.


They may have rationalized that he could be influenced and changed. That she could hold him accountable. But instead he remained the same, and the church had to bow down repeatedly as he demanded more and more support (and praise). Having sold her soul once was not enough. She had to sell it again and again. And having done that so many times, she found that she had put all of her hope in him. She made herself afraid with conspiracies and countless fears of what would happen if her immoral champion were not re-elected.


She taught support for him from her pulpits. She prayed for his will to be done. Her prophets prophesied his victory. She sanctified his place and his causes, such as the imprisonment and breaking apart of refugee families. She allied with enemies of Christ’s ways such as white supremacists.


When he stirred up undeniable violence, and her prophecies failed (even as she tried so hard to have faith in them and make them come true), she had to pause.


Now she is in a time of pausing, in a lull.


Now she is at a crossroads.


She has been on the broad, wide path of “the way of the world” instead of the narrow way of the Golden Rule, the way of Christ’s command of agape love—love one another, even enemies, as He loved us while we were His enemies.


Some among her are shaken by the failing of her prophecies. Many see the  predictions as the only wrong. Many are pausing only to regroup, to take stock only to ready themselves for continuing back on the broad road. To get back to “winning”—back to power. Back to victory over all who do not share in what she has devoted herself to: the desire to achieve her ends through power.


She stands at the crossroads. One way, the narrow way, beckons with a quiet voice of conscience, the Spirit and the gospel, calling her back to the way of the Cross. The other way is the broad way she has been marching on. The way of Barabbas and of Ahab.


Now she is in a place of unrest, having worked so hard and expended herself to achieve a place of rest through the pursuit of power and control. She does not have the rest for her soul which can only come through the way of Christ—following His commands of agape love. In His mercy God has frustrated her works, forcing her to pause so that she can hear Him implore her to return to His way—to pick up the cross and carry it.


The way of the Cross calls for repentance—repentance for having left the commands of Christ’s agape love, which led her to bowing down for power on the mountaintop.


Will she persist on the broad path, or choose the narrow way of agape love? Will she be baptized with repentance, or continue in her ways—in her journey away from the Way?


In the past God frustrated His people, for a little while, so that He could speak to them in a time when they had similarly been following the idols of their hearts instead of His commands:


“This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’” (Jeremiah 6:16)


As it was in the days of Jeremiah, so it is for the church in America today. Should she continue on her course, devoted to her idols and to power, she will invite the consequences of her pursuit. When we seek and use power in the ways of the broad path (which wound multitudes), it will return on us when others fight in the same ways without mercy.


Many times in history God’s people have rejected His way, and He has allowed them to be humbled, often with great pain. In seeking power to avoid pain, to avoid repentance and carrying the cross, we don’t believe Him that His burden will actually be light and bring us rest for our souls. We don’t believe Him that the world will recognize that we belong to Him through His agape love alone. Instead we seek the crown and ride out of His presence—away from the throne of mercy—as conquerors bent on conquest. And sorrow and suffering follows in our wake.


I pray for her during this time of pause. I pray for her to choose the baptism of repentance and the way of the Cross.


Whether she does or not, as has always happened, I know that there will be a remnant who repent, who do not bow the knee to Baal, and who testify as witnesses of His grace and way agape love, dressed in the sackcloth garments of repentance for what we have done in His name to the nations at home and abroad.


I know Jeremiah and the prophets of old knew that, as well. But still as he did, I lament for the choices she has made and may likely still make. And I pray for her on this day to know what would bring peace.


For those who can see, this is what I hear now in the Spirit:


“Beloved,


My people are standing at the crossroads,

wanting to continue pursuing power,

but I have stopped them for a moment

so that some of them can awaken.


Beloved,


Pray for those at the crossroads,

for those who can still hear

the gentle voice of My Spirit

calling them to repentance.


Beloved,


Stand at the crossroads with Me:

cry out to them and for them;

remind them of My way;

call them back to their first love.


Beloved,


Carry My heart for My people

who have been walking away from Me,

for I love every one of them dearly,

and I want them to have rest in Me.


Beloved,


Stand at the crossroads

and weep with Me

for My beloved bride in America,

and for the peace of the nations.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Grace in Tribulation

“When the storms come

and the floods rise,

when darkness thickens

and all grows cold,

through the midst of the clouds

and above the violent waves,

know that I will never leave you.


I will be a place of rest

when all else is shadow.

I will be a light for you

when all else is veiled in the world.


Find peace in the spirit of grace

that you know in My Son.


Remember the words I spoke

when He went through the waters:

‘You are My beloved,

I am well-pleased with You.’


As the darkness increases in your world,

know that through this baptism

I am with you always, My beloved,

and I am well-pleased with you.”


*****


Art: “The Vision of Grace


Monday, January 25, 2021

“Call Out the False”

“Can you see, My prophets?

The signs I spoke of

follow the rising of false prophecy

established on the rebellion

and apostasy among My people.


You who can see,

you who can hear,

you who know My love for all,

you who love My Son and His blood,

speak when I ask you to.


Testify when I tell you to,

of what is true and what is false,

of what I have shown you,

of the breaking of My heart

for My people being led astray.


Speak to My people

and the prophets of Baal.

My word will be as a fire to them,

but will be as water to the thirsty.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”


*****


Art: “True & False

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

“Call to the Wavering”

“My beloved, My prophets:


I know that sometimes you are tired

and you feel worn out.

I know that speaking

what I give you to say

makes you feel naked and exposed.


I know that sometimes

you wish you could not see—

the signs that are happening,

the love of My people growing cold,

the setting of the sun on the world.


I have given you prophetic vision—

ears to hear My heartbeat,

eyes to see as Noah did

when the rain began to fall

and people did not recognize it.


I have shown you the rising waters,

the dimming of agape love in churches,

the rocks crying out with mercy outside,

the faith that still lives in many,

and the Day of judgment that is coming.


I have called you to speak to My people

as they waver in the end times

between eating from the two trees of Eden—

one grasped for greatness and judgment,

and one only allowed by mercy and grace.


I have called you to prophesy

to My people who cannot see

that they are caught in the last days

between their desire for power

and their desire for the Cross.


I have called you, My prophets

who can still hear My heart of agape love

to call out to the precious faith

that still lives in My people,

to tell them that the fire of testing is coming.


All that is not agape love,

all that is not grace and mercy,

all that is not My Son

—the Word that endures forever—

will be consumed by the fire.


As in the days of Noah

and the days of Jeremiah,

I am calling you and sending you

to testify and call to repentance

My people who cannot see.”


*****


Art: “Prophetic Vision

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The City of Babylon

“Can you see, beloved,

the city My children have made?


Can you see the conversion

of the church into a temple

of rebellion against My Son’s commands?


Can you see the great edifice

that they have built

in their unity against My law?


Can you see the nation they founded

to replace My kingdom in the earth,

the ‘city on a hill’ to shine

their own light instead of My Son’s?


Can you see the tower of their freedom,

their memorial of their righteousness,

taking their freedom by violence

instead of being set free

by the truth of My Son?


Can you see the peace and unity

they strive to achieve in lawlessness

instead of the Strong Tower

of My Son and His ways?


Can you see Babel, My beloved,

the city on seven hills

where My Son was crucified?


The sun is setting on her,

on her prosperity

and her violence.


Night is coming.


Return, My people!

Return to My Son and His ways!

Return from Babylon and her wealth,

and choose the way of the Cross!


Stay in the ways of My Son,

the way of agape love

to the end.”


*****


Art: “The Great City”


Note about the painting: I received this picture at the end of last August and began a sketch of it, but did not have the strength to paint it at the time, as I was still on hiatus from prophetic due to the crisis in my personal life. But on New Year’s Day this year I was called to prophesy again, and He brought me back to this picture He gave, and I was able to paint it.