From time to time I read things that seem just full of God's wisdom. Many times they are from friends of mine but other times wisdom comes from something online.  I will start posting those nuggets of wisdom here.

Heights with the Master - a One on one Teaching from Jesus thru Sue

My children are created by Me and conceived in their mother’s womb for My purpose alone, on the earth. By My plan they walk among men and declare Me as Lord of their life. For these chosen ones, new levels arise, and like Job, life as they know it will come to an abrupt halt, as they are whisked away into the desert for intense training. It is during this time that My servants come to know Me in ways they could not learn by any other means. This intense isolation creates a mighty driving force, pushing the believer into greater depths and heights and into a world completely foreign to earthly valley dwellers. And yet the wear and tear of the wilderness isolation continues to attach itself to, and break down even My strongest believer, until he learns the art of releasing all to Me

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Most of My children truly believe in order to be effective in their wilderness setting, they must find true needs and errors in their loved ones to pray about and bring to Me. Unknowingly they take on this responsibility, believing “If they, themselves, were truly spiritual, their loved ones would come to know Me or situations would change in their behalf.” My children also take on extra responsibilities known as “concerns” in their spirits. These concerns may range from paying bills and being a godly example in the home, to taking out the trash and stressing over deadlines at home or at work. Some are burdened and stressed about caring for beloved pets or how to minister to friends and online acquaintances, while others are struggling to forgive past hurts, desperately trying to bandage up their pain and walk in love. However spiritually correct the need is, the unending list goes on and on, until unknowingly the believer’s eyes are taken off Me and onto the problem. 

Now visualize this beloved believer trying to follow Me up the mountain with all this baggage attached to him. These “concerns” catch onto rocks and get wrapped around trees as the long line of “wilderness godly cares” come dragging up behind him. As the air gets thinner and thinner, My believer starts gasping for breath and finds it much too difficult to continue forward. So he resigns himself to sitting back down, and as he does, he again takes his eyes off the Master and puts them back on his spiritual concerns. This believer then stays where he is…with his godly baggage, and is completely unable to move up higher.

 Now take a moment to visualize a professional athlete. A professional has a completely different perspective. His unquenchable goal is to reach the summit and to do so he must put aside every weight and burden that might hinder him. Therefore he carefully considers the climb, the extreme heights, and thoughtfully weighs what he truly needs. A professional athlete also has a guide, and a burden bearer. He is instructed on what he may or may not take on the journey, and if he desires to make it to the summit, he “must” follow the rules. Preparation is of utmost importance, as the professional athlete peels off more and more baggage. Weight or lack of it, becomes imperative to his success.

Child, you are the professional athlete and I AM your Guide and your Burden Bearer. For My children to go to new heights, they must release all to follow Me: every concern, every worry, every loved one, every sin, every pain, every weight of your past life, everything that you can think of, peel it off one by one. It was not in vain that I said, “You must forsake all to follow Me”. When you die, you will leave it all behind. Not one thing will you take with you when you leave this world. You will leave with Me, and nothing else. Therefore I ask that you die to your cares now, that you follow Me now, with nothing from the past hanging onto you. Release ALL to Me.

When you do this for Me, when you truly forsake it and cut it from you, letting it fall behind you - then I will heal you, and it will be like it never existed. Then and then only, will you be free to follow Me. You will be free to truly love others as I have loved you, with no strings attached. Your joy will flow out from you and you will walk in My love and My forgiveness. As you walk in these new heights with Me, you will become an Overcomer, for as you release your baggage to Me, then I am free to work in these situations and you will find yourself praising Me for what I have done, and not what you have done. You will find yourself going from glory to glory and from height to height, as you view the world and your loved ones through My eyes and from My perspective. The problems that used to overwhelm you will no longer touch you, for you will see them as small and insignificant, as they truly are.

For My children who learn this art, I will give a new name, one which no one else knows, and grant them to sit with me on My throne; for in this life, they have truly forsaken all to follow Me and have become an Overcomer. Shalom

Unique info on upcoming solar eclipse - August 21, 2017 

(from a friend of mine who also wrote the "How we put our armor on" post below)


"I know you’ve all probably seen Rick Larson’sStar of Bethlehemdvd, and probably remember the significance the star Regulus had in that discovery.  (It’s considered the ‘king star’ and was circled by Jupiter the ‘king planet’…. Etc, etc.)


Anyway, my son, who happens to be named Leo, will turn 3 on August 21st, which happens to be the exact day of theGreat American Eclipse’.  We have a family trip planned to drive down to KC for the weekend to experience it.   Anyway, I decided to look closer at the eclipse in Stellarium last night in anticipation of this event.  To my surprise, the eclipse is right next to Regulus…. The same star that was so vital to Rick Larson’s discovery.  I mean it is right beside it.  Additionally, Regulus could be considered the handle of ‘The Sickle’, the common term for that portion of the Leo Constellation.  (Reaping, Harvesting, Sickle, etc are common images used for the gathering of Gods people and the last days as I’m sure you’re aware). 


I just found it so moving, that here just 33 days prior to the Rev 12 sign, the eyes of America will be focused on this area of the sky with more intensity and enthusiasm than ever before.  And as the sky goes dark and day becomes night for a few brief minutes, all of the pieces of the Rev 12 puzzle will be right there before their eyes soon to come into their final alignment.  Additionally, all of the imagery described above that seems to point to Christ is right there with it.  I don’t know what is going to happen, but IF this sign is something great, what an amazing way for our merciful God to reveal a short ‘sneak peak’ of the fulfillment of His word to the masses."

11/22/15 - Three Snow Visions and the Coming USA EQ and other Calamities (Transcript)


Because there is no other good place during the day to record a video…and I like to give you SOMEthing to look at if you decided to watch instead of just listen…I’ve kept the recording on our bird feeder. I’ve been recording for over a year now and so you have seen the seasons change here in the middle of the United States.

Yesterday was November 21, 2015 and it was the first day of snow where I live. And not just a spitting snow as we call it…but a heavy wet snow! It is beautiful! And it reminded me of three visions or Words. The first one was a vision from Lisa and I am going to reread part of it...

01/04/15 - Snowing Vision

Lisa was having her quiet time with God on Sunday when He showed her something interesting….it was snowing. Then she saw the arm of someone that was drawing back to throw a snowball. Immediately she knew that once that snowball was thrown, an avalanche of snowballs would be coming. She knew this indicated that once the first problem occurred, many would follow. She asked God, “What is the first snowball?” She was shown the USA getting bombed.

I know many people have seen missiles and rockets hitting the coasts. Lisa has seen NYC and Washington DC getting bombed. She and many others have seen Hoover Dam in this same situation, along with football stadiums and shopping malls, and this is something we in the states need to pay attention to on THIS Friday November 27. It is called “Black Friday” because so many people are off work due to our Thanksgiving holiday, that they start their Christmas shopping. So tons and tons of people are in the malls, and many of us are concerned that ISIS or some other Islamic terrorist group, will take advantage of that. So my family is staying home.

Then I recalled Warrior Princess’s Words about looking to the East in her 12/13/14 Message in regards to NYC and the earthquake. I reminded Lisa that we are to look to the East (I was wondering if this was part of the snowball). When I said “East”, God showed her “Russia”. At the time of the vision, Lisa saw nothing else. But now we know that Russia is in Syria, supposedly fighting ISIS. That brings Russia VERY close to Israel...and the eventual Ezekiel war as well as Armageddon.

Here is the snowflake vision and Word from WP. Not that it has been almost one year exactly since she received it.


12/13/14 - Word from Warrior Princess

This is not the kind of message I am used to. Please use discernment!!

My love, listen closely to these words. Each word is specific and do not shrink back from what I am giving you now.

A great earthquake is upon you. It will strike suddenly and without warning and will hit CA first and then New York City. There will be massive chaos as this happens. Note that NYC is in the East of the US. Once this happens the cosmic event will not be far off. Surely I will rescue my children. There will be many casualties, but those who are mine will come home right before this hits them. The angels will literally pull them up as the Earth splits. Those that are needed in certain areas will be transported there. This is extremely serious. Anoint your home and selves, pray for covering, pray for your neighbor and pray for all those that will be in the impact zone. I am telling you beforehand so you know I am in control and will not fear that these children are forgotten by me. They are not and will be divinely rescued! I don’t usually send these types of message through you but it is a warning that must go out. The First Call is not far off.

(I see a picture of snowflakes falling on my eyelashes!)

My love pray without ceasing! You need to deliver this tonight. This is not the Great Shaking but is a major birth pain. Orchestrated by the enemy internally.

(Note I was not given any kind of time line) End of WP's vision


Note that it will STRIKE WITHOUT WARNING! It will simply happen and the USA will be devastated...period. Do not look for anything to occur before this. Also, Jesus tells us that it is orchestrated by the enemy internally....manmade! Many dormant volcanoes are becoming undormant these days...so middle earth is it were...is moving. This great eq is soon upon us.


Thirdly, I had a vision of a potential Category 4 snowstorm during Hanukkah this year. Not sure if it is this year or not but…we’ll see soon enough. So that's more snow and more chaos.

You will recall last year that in the USA, Boston had a huge snowfall that incapacitated us in that area for a while. It is possible that God was keeping the evil from happening by using the snow. Same this happened in Israel over some of their holidays. What seems like a negative…may indeed be something God is using for good, we just don’t see it. Job 38:22-23 tells us


22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?


While the snow seems to be a bad thing…wrecks happen and other accidents...yet the snow is also beautiful and sent by God. Could the visions of Lisa and Warrior Princess be for this season now? We were told something…some great shaking would happen by year end…and now we have snow which has been part of some visions. Yesterday during our 25 minute drive home, we saw 4 cars off the road...and only 2 inches of snow at the time. These are examples of people in a hurry and not being cautious. God has told us how to be cautious and protected. We put on the armor of God every day...we put on our Battle Gear...and pray to our Shepherd to keep watch over us. The fact that Jesus holds the rod and the staff DOES comfort me! Keep looking up because our Bridegroom is surely coming!

NOTE:  The Warrior Princess earthquake WILL be a surprise BUT THE GREAT SHAKING will NOT be a surprise...we will have warning for that, make no mistake!

How our Family puts on our Armor each Day - 10/08/15


A little over two weeks ago I began to lead my family in putting on our Armor every morning.  The results have not only been remarkable, but the process has also given us a time to huddle up each morning in prayer.  I shared with Hope part of our story and she asked if I would please do a write-up about how our family does it in hopes that I may encourage others. 


Some background first:  A few months ago I had a very shallow understanding of the Armor of God.  In an unmistakable way, the Holy Spirit began to bombard me with teachings on the Whole Armor of God.  Through radio, at church and on the internet I was awakened to how critical this was for the believer.  Of course, I also began to read the portion of scripture many times: which is found in  Ephesians 6 (which is easy to remember because there are 6 pieces of armor). The teaching that gave me the last bit of encouragement I needed to implement this in my home were a couple of very practical sentences on Hopes page titled “How to hear God”.  Here is the text:


“Each morning before I even get out of bed, I ask for forgiveness of all previous sins I can and cannot think of.  I thank God for giving me the day and then I give it back to Him so I can just BE and He can DO His work through me.  I then pray for the entire armor of God to be put on, piece by piece because without it, I’ve been hurt tremendously at times.  But with the armor, things roll off my back, and I am able to accomplish His will for that day.“


The straight forward idea of just ASKING God to place the armor on me, piece by piece, seemed logical enough.  After all, these are spiritual battles, so ASKING for God’s assistance in placing the armor just made sense.  God is spirit and we are being attacked in the spirit realm and the Armor is spiritual in nature, so His assistance seems like it would not only be quite helpful, but essential.


An analogy may be in order at this point.  My wife and I have 2 children, ages 3 and 1.  We also live in a part of the country that gets very cold in the winter with lots of snow.  My kids love being outside, and would not think twice about running out into a blizzard wearing their pajamas.   In fact, even if they wanted to put on all the protective winter clothing, they couldn’t.  They couldn’t zip the zippers or tie their boots and get their mittens fully on.   But if they ask me, their father, I am very willing and capable of putting on all of their winter clothing and accessories so they won’t be harmed (just like our Father in heaven is).  I must also add that the job is much easier when they are willing participants and cooperative (which may be true for our Heavenly Father as well).  : )


So here is how our family does it:  Each morning before I leave for work I gather everyone together.  I pray out loud thanking God for the new day and ask for His protection on all of us.  I then pray for each piece of armor to be placed on us, working from the Helmet of Salvation on down.  To help our kids understand we accompany each piece of armor by acting it out.

 - I ask for the Helmet of Salvation to be placed on our heads (we touch our heads).
 
 - I then ask for the Breastplate of Righteousness to be put on us (we  run our hand       across our chests). 

 - The Belt of Truth (run our hand across our waist).

 - Gospel of Peace on our Feet (touch our feet). 

 - Shield of Faith (we hold up our left arm as if we are holding a shield). 

 - And the Sword of the Spirt (We hold up our right arm as if we are holding a Sword.

My youngest child is only 1, so each day my 3 year old not only does the actions herself, but then proceeds to help her baby brother do them.  It is very moving actually.  After we place each piece we close out the prayer and I ask my daughter if she feels strong.  She gets a very tough look on her face and says “Yeahhhhh!”  Each day a sense of peace and confidence fills us all and I have noticed much more peace in my family and less triggers of volatility in my children and in our marriage. (In a side note: Last year my wife and I realized that we were being attacked in an attempt by demonic forces to harm our marriage.  Thankfully we realized this (in the midst of an argument by the way) and we prayed to Jesus and immediately the fog lifted.  It was a very powerful example of the strategy that has been used against us over the years, and we are so thankful to be aware of it now, and to also have the armor so we are not as vulnerable.)

 

In closing, the image above is I what I printed off and brought home for my family to study.  It was a great visual for all of us, (especially my kids) to see what we are doing and what the armor “looks” like.  There is so much depth that could be discussed regarding each piece of armor and occasionally I will add in aspects of what I learn to my morning prayer. There are many teachings available on the subject so I encourage you to dive deeper so that you can appreciate how critical the armor is and the power it has.  But the most important thing isn’t knowing about the armor, or understanding every aspect of the armor.  The most important thing is to actually WEAR the armor.  God has clearly told us to put it all on, and with so much darkness in our world, I believe it is more important now than ever before.

 

I pray this blesses you and your family.

God Bless,

Brad

01/29/15  Wisdom from Di

Well, in the last word received, the Lord asked me to start sharing what I have been learning.  However, I have not gotten that all together just yet.  Here is a post that I shared this evening. God bless!

Discernment

Not long ago I saw several comments regarding other people and what they had shared online. It appears that the person posting something was trying to share what they had learned and opened up to share it with others. I noticed that some of the comments toward the posts could be considered snide, rude and negative. It amazes me to see what some will say in their comments toward others at times. I too have been on the receiving end of such comments.

I understand that not all agree with everything anyone may have to say. We all are on different paths with varying levels of understanding….in our walk with God or just life in general. Past experiences play a big part in where we are today and what we are willing to explore further in understanding. But I think we can all agree that there is something much bigger than ourselves out there. There is something that we all desire to have in our lives, in our hearts…more so than we have now. No matter where you are in your walk with the Lord or in life, there is more that can be received.

Now I am not speaking of material things like more money, a nicer car or a bigger home. I am not even speaking of a higher status in life or the power a higher status could bring. I am speaking of the heart specifically and heart issues. So I ask at this time if you will listen with your heart.

There are many that hear directly from the Lord. I know He can speak in many ways but in this particular note to you, I am referring to actually hearing Him speak. We are taught to ‘test the spirit’ of any words received prior to sharing and those receiving the words are also taught to do the same; 1 John 4 explains what to do. Many of you are familiar with this book and chapter. 

For those who hear the Lord speaking either to them personally or for the task of sharing corporately with the body of Christ, all have learned or should be in the process of learning that the Lord speaks a specific way. His words are loving and kind. His words encourage. They edify. 1 Corinthians 14:3 specifically says prophecy is for edification, exhortation and comfort. These are the words given to us from our Father. I don’t know about you but I have not experienced…not even once…have I ever received a word from the Lord that speaks negatively or down trod anyone. He never speaks that way and He never speaks about others personal business. He is a real gentleman.
So why am I writing all of this when I identified the title of this post as discernment? For this reason…the Lord God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will not change. If the Lord handles prophecy in such a loving and edifying manner, why would discernment be any different? Are we not hearing from the same God regardless if it is a message, correction or discernment? Yes. I would venture to say if the Lord is giving you discernment about something; it is not going to be given in a negative fashion. I would also say it will not be with an ‘I’m right and you’re wrong’ stance. That is just not our Father.

My belief about it is this….if you are being shown something negative about a person, where do you think that is coming from? What if something you read causes you to think wrongly about a person where did that come from? If our Father speaks to encourage and edify through love, I would wonder if it could be possible something is trying to deceive. Thinking these types of thoughts toward someone, especially when it is false or causes disharmony, is not what God wants of us. He wants unity. Fellowship. Brotherhood. Love toward one another. God will not cause you to sin.

People can error. This is true. We all make mistakes. Maybe something was mistyped. Maybe that person misunderstood what the Lord was saying. Maybe the person commenting on the post misunderstood what was trying to be said. Either way, we cannot afford the luxury of entering into anything that is not of love and unity. The Lord may indeed show someone discernment and point out an error. But I can just about bet everything I have; He will only show it to someone who will handle the situation with discretion and the utmost love as to not hinder their growth in Him.

So test the spirits, whether it is for prophecy, discernment or thoughts that come into your mind. The mind is the battlefield and we all have fallen into that trap a time or two. No one has all the answers….all the knowledge of God. Our knowledge of things depends very heavily on what our understanding level is at that particular time. As far as prophecy, He is giving it to us in part and until the day that He arrives and shows it all to us, then and only then will we know the rest.

So be kind to one another. Love one another and encourage each other. May God bless you my brothers and sisters in Christ. Be all that you can be for the Lord and walk tall for you are not condemned. Forgive, forget, release and bless. I love you all.

01/07/15 - Di Olivieri


When I first started believing and accepted Jesus into my heart many years ago, I thought to myself, “Yes, I have completed what I was supposed to do.” Years later and many different trials in my life, I had grown into a more mature believer. At that point in my life, I understood the word. I did things for others, gave unto the needy and volunteered at church. I again thought to myself, “Yes, I have completed what I was supposed to do.” As I have gotten older, I started realizing that the step of salvation, learning about Him and doing the things I was doing was not all I could be doing. I learned, if anything, that was just a beginning…a foundational step. Some people strive their whole lives just to get to that step and are completely content in the fact that making it to heaven is enough for them. Some don’t even share what it is they have found with others for various reasons.

Some of us sought the Lord a little deeper. We were given gifts of the spirit to use on this earth. Some speak in tongues, prophecy, dream dreams, have visions and etc. Some people who have received these gifts are content with just having them and don’t particularly use them for Kingdom purposes. Some don’t even share what they have received with others, again for various reasons. It was at this point I had the awakening that I really did not know all that I thought I knew about the Lord.

Some of us sought the Lord even deeper. We have found that an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father is available. We talk with Him and He speaks with us telling us things we know not of and the mysteries of the earth and heaven. We are given revelation of things to come and instruction on how to live our lives. It is at this point, that the Lord has led me into some very difficult situations where I totally had to trust in Him in order to make it through. Some people who are at this point are content where they are in their walk with the Lord. Some don’t share what they have been learning with others, also again for various reasons.

I have learned that what the Lord shares with me must be given to others…emptied out so to speak…so the Lord can have room to continue to fill me again with more. Things flow through my hands very quickly, no matter what it is….whether it be messages…money…forgiveness…love…it doesn’t matter what it is. If the Lord gave it to me, I will freely give it to others.

I have also learned that prophecy given unto us is not just for us to know what will happen in the future. Yes, we are to know so we can prepare but it is also given so we can have vision. We must be able to see what will be occurring so we can have the faith to believe in things we never dreamed of before. We must be able to stretch and grow into what He says we are and can be. Is it a choice? Yes. We can choose to stop at salvation or any step along the way. But why would we? There is so much out there available to us. To become sons and daughters of God, to rule and reign with Christ, to live in a place where there is love and no sickness or disease, to be able to heal those that are sick when the doctors cant and to be a part of bringing the kingdom of God down to earth. Yes, prophecy is shown to us so we can dream bigger dreams than what we have done in the past. A goldfish in a small bowl will only get so big but place it in a large pond and watch it grow! That is what God wants for us. That is why He shows us prophecy, dreams and visions. Share what you have been given. Give freely to all. Show them what the love of the Lord is all about.

Prophecy is not about who is right or who is wrong. It’s not about what event will take place first and what wont. It’s not about getting fearful about future events. It’s about getting a glimpse of heaven and the mindset of the Most High God regarding who He is, who He says you are and taking that information to heart and run like the wind to obtain it. It’s yours if you want it. It’s yours if you believe it. And vice versa, it’s not if you don’t.

What do you do when you see prophecy especially about future events? Do you get fearful? Or do you ask the Most High God to show you what part you will be playing in His overall plan? You have a purpose in His plan. You were born for such a time as this. You were hand selected before you were even knit in your mother’s womb. What exceptional, pivotal part will you play? What has the Lord brought you through your whole life that will be used to help someone else one day? What is it that you are most passionate about? My friends, you must know how blessed we all are to be living in these days. Saints from all the ages would have given anything to be living in these times.

Can you imagine having someone with a contagious deadly disease dying that medicines cannot cure and doctors have given the death sentence to would do if you, a child of the living God, came in and everything was gone in moments? Can you imagine what a mongoloid child would say to you once they were completely healed and everything was working normally? Would you laugh and hold the child when it started laughing with such joy? Can you imagine how hearts could feel after getting such a healing? What about people being released from the bondage of addiction in mere moments that they have been struggling with their whole lives? Pain gone…hearts mended…bondage gone…all people eligible …its free to all…no copayments…no doctors’ bills…no insurance issues…freedom from suffering….freedom from heaviness. This is what God wants to do…through you. Through us. Christ showing up in all of us…living in all of us…showing His glory and doing what He does best…loving all. That is what some of it is about. Is there more? Oh yes….so much more. That is just the tip of the iceberg as they say.

Open your eyes my friends. Open the gates of your hearts. Dream bigger dreams. Let the Lord God Almighty take up residence within you and watch what will happen. Seek Him with your whole heart…not your mind, but your heart. He will teach you things you never knew and He will take you to higher heights than you have ever been. He is waiting on you. Are you ready?

Concerning Dates

12/07/14 - from Sue

The Lord has shown me something regarding important dates that continue to pass by and are seemingly uneventful. If you notice all events that were considered "great events" in Jesus time occurred in secret and had astounding results over time. Take Jesus birth for example...no one noticed, yet that day continues to impact the world with staggering results. So when these "dates" pass by without us seeing anything in the natural, it doesn't mean that something huge did not occur. It simply means something great the world has not noticed occurred that day, and yet that day "that slipped by unnoticed" will trigger events that will bring the world to its knees in the future.

2 Corinthians 4:18 King James Version (KJV)

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Individual Instructions

Sue is a good friend of mine and I asked her about this season we are in and why we are reading different Messages, some telling us to stay hidden and close to the Lord, others telling us to shout out loud He is coming and to warning of judgments!  Here is what she said:

10/25/14 - Email to Hope - from Sue


I strongly believe the Lord is giving us each individual instructions. So other people's instructions might be totally different from mine. He has shown me very vividly that Satan is going about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. As long as we are following the Lord, we are hidden in Him and protected. However, if we go outside of the boundaries and instructions the Lord has given us, we are legally fair game for Satan to attack. I am seeing strong Christians attacking other strong Christians, Satan is coming as an "Angel of light" many times. I am seeing much godly pride and strong implications of "I'm hearing Him more and clearer than you". It's really sad.

As for the season, I believe we are in the birth pains as evil is escalating and flourishing to Sodom and Gomorra levels. One never quite knows how long the birth pains will last but we know they only intensify until birth. So we are in for the time of our lives so to speak and it might not be "fun" for a while. This is the time that we will look back on and speak of for all eternity. 

We are all learning and even in "abiding and rest" I find I am busier than I have ever been in my life. I am even having to go back and reread the Walk in Love and Abide books. My job has increased to the point that I almost can't get it done in the time allotted. My work at home is almost the same. I spend all of my time just doing what is right in front of me because if I look any further it's overwhelming. I have almost zero internet time. But in all this I am learning to trust Him moment by moment and follow His moment by moment instructions. Everything is training for us. He is not looking for our perfection, but He is looking for our constant attention to be on Him. He is with us, and all is well.

Personal Situations

Posted Personal Message - Di (online friend of Hope)


Many of you have been contacting me regarding new messages (see Transcript 1 page dated 10/26/14 from Di). Many have been asking if I have any and why have I not been online. I have been taking some personal time off due to situations that required my attention. Since I have been speaking with the Lord regarding what was occurring personally, many of the messages were more personal and not for sharing. While I was off line handling these things, I have come to the realization about a few things. It is this information that I would like to share this day.

Our lives, no matter how big or small, busy or paced slower, stressed or calm, even keeled or fluctuating constantly…is a life the Lord has granted us. We are blessed to be experiencing it, regardless of how we feel about it. There are days that some love the beauty of the earth…the sun and flowers, the breeze against our skin, the smell of fresh cut grass, the birds singing. It is these days we say our Lord is good, look at His handiwork, His creation. Truth is… He is in all the creation. He is in the breeze, the warm sun on our faces, in the birds singing their early morning praise. Then there are days when things are not so easy to deal with, situations occur that strain our strength and faith. We get into battle mode rebuking and binding anything that we sense is attacking us. It is these days when we say, Lord Lord, when will you come? Or Lord where are you?

We were chosen to live in this specific time for a specific purpose. The Lord has given us what we would need, His gifts, to accomplish His purpose, even before we were knit in the womb. These gifts are planted as a seed within us. He also knew us before our earthly parents even had a thought of us. The truth is there is a path planned out for each and every one of us to follow and all we have to do is walk that path. Walk in His plan and purpose for our lives and allow His seeds planted within us the freedom to grow. He does not want us to stress or strain. He does not want us to go through bad situations. He wants us to trust in Him and rely on Him for everything in life. If we stay on His path, there is protection. It is when we opt for another scenario, one that is self-willed, self-desired…where we often run into problems. Is it possible at this time, self is idolized?

We are created to have communion with the Lord and what we do in life should bring Him glory. It does not matter what we do for a living, whether we have a position that requires a master’s degree or wash dishes, nor what we drive, where we live, how much we know about religion, theology, or whatnot. It does not matter if you go to church every Sunday or not. These are all standards of men and men created the measuring tape. A replica of God’s plan, one that is trying to mimic. Opinions of men often measure us as well. For example, if a woman weighs over this amount, she is too heavy. If she weighs less than this amount, she is too thin. Who is to say what is the perfect weight for someone? Only the Lord. If someone is not in church every Sunday, surely they must be sinning and not following God could be their opinion. There are many standards in the earth today that are not standards of God, but of men. Many people are ruled by the thought, “oh no, we can’t do that, what would people think?” Jesus was radical in His ways and overturned the tables. His desire is intimacy, truth and love. What I have also found is that time, has been idolized. Time. We wait for things with time. We measure things with time. Time is men’s measuring standard, not God's. There is no measurement of time where the Lord is. It just is. Just as there is no time that God was not I AM. He just was then and is today. So here is a question. If we take time out of the equation, what do we have left? Space. Room. Boundless. Freedom. God.

Some people may question, what about when I hear God’s timing is perfect? How can there be no time then? His actions are perfect in OUR lives and timing. Why? Because He is our Father. Things happen and are given by Him when He sees that we are ready for them and not one minute before. Our maturity, our spiritual maturity is the answer. Our heart is the answer.

Our Father in heaven is truly just that…our Father. He is full of love, mercy and forgiveness. His loving kindness and guidance is offered to all who ask. He loves each and every one of us more than we can possibly fathom and desires an intimate relationship with all of us. Even those who are overwhelmed by His love are only seeing the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. We dig deep to draw near to Him and realize that all we learned in our life is just a drop of water is the sea of wisdom of the Lord. Our Father is big…bigger than all of us can even grasp in our mere minds collectively. His desire is that none fall and that all learn from Him this day. While the bible has been the cornerstone of my faith all my saved life…the important foundation to learning who God is…I must admit at this time in my life, I am learning directly from the Lord. His ways are higher than any other and He has asked us to ‘come up hither’ and reach higher for the things of God. He is speaking today, teaching today new truths and still guiding us if we ask. What I am finding, is that not all that we have been taught in the past is full solid truth from God. Some information is tainted and twisted by man’s interpretation, man’s opinion and man’s measurements. Some information is in place to keep us focused and in line with the world’s way. These are things that bind. These are things that weigh heavy upon us. There are God’s truths in many things of the earth, some of which we have been taught are no good or evil.

Why am I telling you all this? Because I want to encourage you to seek the Lord on these things. Seek Him and ask Him to show you personally where His freedom really is. Take time to sit at His feet and talk with Him. That is His desire. He has told me to come to Him often to tell Him of things on my heart. He has said He will address these things and help me understand new truths, new ways of thinking and perception of things. I am understanding that if you live by the law, you will be judged by the law. But if you live by grace…….. there is freedom. Think about it, when Jesus came to the earth, the Pharisees did not recognize it was God. They already had their way of thinking and learning. So anything new that came along and threatened the status quo had to be bad. It had to be evil. They thought Jesus was possessed by a demon. Jesus came so we could have freedom. So we could have life and not only have life, but have it more abundantly. There again is freedom. Freedom from sickness, disease and poverty, not only in physical life but spiritually as well. Fullness, wholeness…nothing missing, nothing broken. The Shalom blessing. His followers in His day learned directly from Him. That is what I encourage you to seek the Lord on today.

"My message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,  so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God."

1 Corinthians 2:4-5