Archive for February, 2008

Feb 27 2008

Butterfly Wings

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I have read that the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.Now that’s pretty profound, but I gleaned something even more profound from this. Imagine. . .

God lives inside of us. Sometimes I wonder if He takes form. Does He spread His “Wings” and brood over my earth? Whatever He is doing within, let us pause to recognize that if a butterfly can change the weather, just imagine what changes you are making on a cosmic level just because He LIVES!

So whether you are a busy Mom or Dad, a retired person, a disabled individual, a prisoner, a single man or woman with a career, or just someone taking a walk in the park, your very being is affecting far more than the weather! From within you, the Father is directing legions of angels to go on various commissions, He is ruling over the governments of this world, He is calling souls to Himself, He is controlling the tides, the sun and planets, bird flutterings, the little sparrow. All of this is being effected through you, His temple and dwelling place, dear saint of the Living God.

So please never think for a moment that God has not asked you to do anything for Him or that you do not have the time to work for Him, for He is ordering the cosmos through you!! No matter where you are, where you walk – that place will NEVER be the same! Why whole cities or even nations could be affected by your presence this very moment especially if you are watering it with prayer. Let us pause and think about this. If a butterfly can change the climate on the other side of the planet, what in the world is He doing through you? Through me?

Surely this should cause us to tremble and ask, “Who am I that the Creator of this vast Universe predestined and chose me to know His Son and that They make their abode within me? Who am I that the very Kingdom of God is within me?” This is BIG, dear brothers and sisters. This is serious business. So I guess my personal response is to try my very best to step aside and let HIM operate through me and finally to draw me right into Himself ( consume me) so together we can flutter “the Wings of the Universe” and create the necessary changes to bring all of Creation HOME to Him. What a plan! What a vision! Were you lacking vision today? Well now you have been given an incomparable one. So rejoice! Rejoice! Oh yes, let us praise Him with song and dance and instruments of worship! Let us become a “David Company.”

So, if you felt somewhat adrift or worthless today, take hold of the ROCK and KNOW that it is quite the opposite. You are the very apple of His eye. Your name is inscribed upon His Palms. And He lives on every breath you breathe – on every beat of your heart. And these things cause CHANGE wherever you go or are. You are His own peculiar possession. You are His BE-ing.

Be doubly blessed today.

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If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.” Psalm 17:8

“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” Isaiah 49:16

“And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:20

“Neither shall they say , Lo here! or Lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21

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Feb 24 2008

The God of Comfort

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I AM a God of comfort and grace, My Own Ones. I see you in such pain, and I wrap you up in My great love feathers and hide you in the shadow of my Wings. Rest there. Relax and know that all of the pain you endure is for the ultimate GLORY of Our Kingdom! Reflect on what I endured on Calgary’s Cross; am I not your pattern Brother? At that momentous time in history, I took all of the sin and darkness in the Universe unto Myself so that legally it was made clean and free. Yet all must now come into line with that act positionally. You have, with the aid of My Spirit, overcome so very much, and now you are stepping out of the world of darkness into the land of My GLORIOUS LIGHT. You have detached from people, places, and things and are becoming lost in and consumed by ME. Even in that consummation, I long to bounce you tenderly upon my hip as a mother does a child. Will you allow me to do that? And I lift you up into My arms, hold you and seal you to Myself in an everlasting embrace, and take you as My own eternally. . .the marriage for which all of creation groans.

There is great pain attached to entering into this sacred and holy union. . .yea, you are experiencing the birth pangs. Many of you have had to release loved ones to follow along My path of LIGHT, so very many are suffering in their bodies while the flesh is being transformed into a body of PURE SPIRIT – LIFE and LOVE. Others are experiencing relationship difficulties while some are distraught over wayward children. Do you think that any of this escapes My loving gaze?

Please know, My Beloved Ones, that I am entirely cognizant of all of your difficulties and afflictions, and I have come to COMFORT YOU this very minute. Cling to ME. . .Your Beloved. Yes, cling to Me with all of your might. Bask in the enormity of My LOVE for you and be filled with My anointing. Yes, it is this love and this anointing that will carry you like the Wind the rest of way that I have uniquely ordained for each one of you. But you MUST COME APART and wait on Me. Many of you are so caught up with the affairs of this world and family that you are failing to come apart and ascend with me into the high and lofty places of My Spirit. The New Jerusalem is Your HOME, so release the things of Babylon. My Word says to “come out from her,” ( Rev. 18:4) so heed this command. It is indeed the hour!

In the end I shall shower you with an abundance such as you never dreamed possible. The Kingdom is magnificent, my Own Ones, but right now I know that you still see through a glass darkly. . .but SOON… FACE to FACE – and LOVE shall prevail over all – heal, deliver, save, and restore. Yea, all will be drawn to US by that cosmic LOVE FORCE.

So today, dear Ones, I invite you into My REST. Seek My will and walk ye in it for that is where you shall find your peace. . .that is where you shall be most comforted. Yield all to Me. Surrender, surrender, surrender. Some of your pain is from battling this process of becoming. A woman in labor cannot fight against the birthing of her own child any more than you can prevent this spiritual birthing. So rest and allow it to happen!

Breathe deeply and inhale My love and My comfort, my empathy for ALL that you undergo. I AM the LORD of LOVE. Drink, My Own Ones. Drink and be refreshed. Wherever you are. . .I AM.

Yeshua

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“COMFORT, COMFORT, My people, says your God. . .

A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the

Lord, make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God!

Every valley shall be lifted and filled up and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level and the rough places a plain.

And the glory (majesty and splendor) of the Lord shall be revealed (in us…ds), and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it. (Isaiah 40: 1, 3-5)

But you, oh Lord, are a shield for me; my glory and the lifter of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. (Psalm 3: 3,4)

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psalm 18:2)

For the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song or instrument of praise. (Isaiah 51:3)

As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; you will be comforted in Jerusalem. (Isaiah 66: 13)

Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me: Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. And there shall be no more night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will illuminate them and be their light, and they shall reign [as Kings] forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities). (Revelation 22: 4, 5)

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Feb 21 2008

Where Eagles Soar

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From the Amplified Version of Sacred Scripture: But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]: they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Isaiah 40:31 Amplified)

Please meditate with me on the POWER of that Scripture as we read together this little story from Jamie Buckingham’s book Where Eagles Soar:

…it was the eagle which drew the attention of our guide. We were near the summit of the 7,600 foot mountain, and the eagle was already 10,000 feet above us. And climbing.

That’s what the prophet meant when he said God’s people would mount up with wings as eagles, the tough, dark-skinned Israeli said as he squatted on the pathway, waiting for the rest of the men to catch up. I squatted down beside him, Bedouin fashion, and together we watched the eagle confront the massive storm clouds.

“How high will he go?”, I asked

Over the storm. Twenty-five, thirty thousand feet. He is now beyond his own control. “He locks his wings… here”, he said, pointing at his shoulders, “and rides the wind of God”.

Again he used that magnificent Hebrew word ruach to describe the thermals of the desert. It was the same word King David used in Psalm 51 to describe the Holy Spirit – the breath of God. . .Take not thy ruach from me.

…in the Old Testament, the Spirit of God, the ruach, is anything but gentle. Here it is a roaring wind, howling through canyons and moaning over the mountains. It is the mighty winds of the storms blowing across the wilderness accompanied by flashing lightning and rumbling thunder. It is the hot air thermals rushing upward. And upon it rides the eagle, ascending to unbelievable heights, using the air currents which destroy things on the ground to carry him over the fury of the storm to safety on the other side.

I watched, fascinated, as the eagle circled and ascended until he was but a tiny dot against the onrushing storm. Then he disappeared altogether.

“He fears nothing!”, the guide said as we rose to greet the other men coming down the steep path. “Even though we no longer see him, he can still see us. He can see for 50 miles. He will go so high he will be covered with ice – his head, his wings, everything. Then he descends on the backside of the storm and the ice melts. Who knows, if it were not for the ice, he might just keep going up, touch God and never come down.”

Our guide grinned, stretched and padded off barefooted down the rocky mountain trail.

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Oh brothers and sisters, I now know why I felt to type this into my computer many years ago. This is where we are being commanded to soar if we are to finish the race to become manifested Sons and Daughters of God. The innate abilities of the eagles symbolize the call to us to fly high (in the Spirit) above all of the affairs of this fallen earthly realm and even above our own earth, yea our physical bodies with all of its pains and ailments and needs and temptations, to reach God, yea even unto eternal union with Him. Note how the eagle uses the same force (Force) that destroys (the wicked) to take him above the trouble and safely to the other side. He also fears nothing! With the Holy Spirit indwelling us and carrying us above every storm of life, whom or what have we to fear? Why we have the very promise of eternal life in the Presence of the Living God! Yet, in this hour, we are called to overcome and go on unto perfection.

Let us each soberly consider what things there are in our own lives that might be holding us back from the high and lofty ascent to God and the fullness of Him.

The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews puts it so very well: “Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have born testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us.Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

“Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison to your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.” (Hebrews 12: 1-3)

How can I ever compare my current trials with those of my LORD?! Here we are, in Tabernacles, hopefully enjoying the final INFUSION of ALL that HE IS. (Please see the prophetic Word in The Feast of Tabernacles publication on this site ). This naturally implies that all that is NOT of Him is going out of us as He comes in within His FULLNESS, and here in this powerful Scripture, God tells us to wilfully strip off and throw aside everything that is holding us back from the lofty goal that has been set before us. Fortunately, JESUS left us a Helper Who is able to put things in us and root them out! Let us cry out to Him in this hour for that needed grace that we might be able to take off from our position high in the cliffs (please see The Cliff Dwellers on this site) and fly so high that we lock our own wings, lose control of ourSELVES and are taken by that mighty rauch (the very Winds of God’s Spirit) and (unlike the natural eagle) fly as supernatural eagles… as the wind itself. . .yea as the very Breath of God. There, brothers and sisters, is our completion. This is our calling and the fulfillment of our destiny. We will soar over the storms of life so high that we are oblivious to them altogether as we go commission after commission to reap the final harvest of souls.

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For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!

For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. (Romans 8: 18, 19)

And finally, JESUS Himself minced no words in addressing the sin issue. Let us read this very familiar passage carefully and meditate on it for as long as it takes us to get things in order and feel bright and clean and radiant. . .truly shining as the Sun (Son):

“And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; it is better (more profitable and wholesome) for you to enter life maimed or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into everlasting fire.”

“And if your eye causes you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away from you; it is better (more profitable and wholesome) for you to enter life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the hell (Gehenna)of fire.”

(Brothers and sisters, if you are reading doctrine that does not address sin or the fall, you are reading New Age literature.)

NOW, as we stand clean and free and shining, let us lay hold of this final Promise:

“Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God), We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (TRANSFORMED).” (I Cor.15:51)

Hallelujah!

So let us lay hold of that promise and RISE UP as the eagle, lock our wings and ride the ruach!! Amen.

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Feb 18 2008

Come to the Quiet

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Seek the SILENCE where I AM, My Sons, My Daughters. Seek Me there with all your might for I have the mysteries of the eternities to reveal to your hearts. It is there that We can fully commune. It is there that We shall exchange HEARTS – Mine to you and yours to Me. It is a heart exchange, Beloved Ones. It is the fulfillment of all that I desire of you. It is the FORCE that calls creation home. I beseech you – oh how I beseech you to come apart, come away with Me to the Quiet. * Throw off the bells and whistles of this wicked world and ascend now to thine eternal ABODE with Me. ** There are places in this realm where all spirits BEHOLD the FATHER in the silence of TRUE WORSHIP. The world does not consider this worship, but the ways of heaven are so radically different you can barely begin to understand them. The STANCE of SILENCE is a HOLY STANCE – a SACRED STANCE, and I tell you a secret – a TRUTH – that even among yourselves words become unnecessary as My Heart communes silently with My Heart in your brother or sister. Oh dear saints, the world is so full of endless chatter. This should be a signal to you that it is here in the quiet that I speak the loudest and the clearest.Come apart -Come away – wherever you can find a quiet corner in the Earth, go there, and I shall be with thee fully.

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* Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Solomon 2:13

** And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Ephesians 2:6

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Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.

The fruit of silence is faith.

The fruit of faith is prayer.

The fruit of prayer is love.

The fruit of love is service.

And the fruit of service is silence.

Mother Teresa

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Feb 14 2008

A Loving Heart

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While relaxing upon the sands

JESUS came to me

and ever so gently

opened up my heart…

then stripped the filmy cover

sealing off my love…

It was a circumcision of the heart

…my soul’s center…

And it now lay throbbing

in its pure

unhardened state

loving there

for the first time

in many years.

The He…my JESUS

took His hands and caressed it,

aching with the pain of loving…

And covered it quickly with His Love…

A Baptism of the Heart!

I arose from the dunes

in a new love

radiant

joyful

vibrating

The Anointing of Christ…

 

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This is an entry from Solitary Rider, and it describes an actual experience I had while resting on the couch in the home of an elderly woman whom I was caring for. Rather than being on the dunes, I was there in the livingroom when JESUS approached me and did all that this little verse describes. It was so intimate and beautiful, I will never forget it. This entire book is truly a love story which also describes the manifestation of the Sons of God within its poetry, prophecy, and prose. I highly recommend it as a devotional and a gift for any and all who follow the Lord JESUS CHRIST. Today, as every day, I send my love (His LOVE within me )to each of you ~ Your little sister, diana

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Feb 09 2008

The New Dawn

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Hold steady through this dark night for there is the dawning of a New Day ~ on the horizon ~ on the horizon ~ in the SUNBURST. . .and thou shalt find JOY and PURPOSE as the meaning is revealed, the pieces linked together at last. . .to form a TRUTH. Thou shalt finally SEE!! At the point of intimate communion it shall dawn upon thee. . .in the SUNBURST exploding over the seas of thy limited understanding. Thou art so very near the breakthrough where appearances are rough and dark. Pay no attention to them. Yea, rejoice in the adversity for it points to the dawning of the NEW. It is the end of a long labor. It is the end, and release is close at hand. Look for the attributes and signs of spring blowing gently across the winter snows. . .there in thy hearts. . .there in thy hearts. EVEN NOW THE CROCUS PRESSES THROUGH!! It does not show, but it is there. . .alive and new. . .vibrating with hope and expectancy. . .prepared to fulfill the PROMISE and the PRAYER.Yea, My Own Ones, with each breath and heartbeat, the NEW DAWN draws nigh.

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For, behold, the winter is past;

the rain is over and gone.

The flowers appear on the earth;

the time of the singing [ of birds ] has come,

and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

The fig tree puts forth and ripens her green figs,

and the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance.

Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

 

Song of Solomon 2: 11-13

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Feb 06 2008

A Mighty Shifting

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Behold, I stand at the door and knock;

if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door,

I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.

He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me

on My throne, as I myself overcame (was victorious)and sat down with My Father

in His throne.

He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit

says to the assemblies (churches ).

Revelation 3: 20-22

Behold, I the LORD move as a mighty Wind and a roaring Lion through My Firstfruits Body causing a great shifting and stirring. Thou art way too COMFORTABLE. Release. LET GO! I beseech thee to listen intently to My Words today. There is an acceleration set in place for My elect, and it involves readjustments in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of thy beings.

It is physical in that my forces have been set in motion to rip all asunder within relationships in order to place thee among those of thy sphere. This could also mean a change in thy geographical location as there is tremendous strength to be gained from direct contact with others to whom thou art sovereignly linked. Thou must listen intently and be prepared to sever some liaisons and connect with others. All negative soul ties are to be cut off as they will deter thy ascent into the vast new dimensions of My Spirit. Herein lies the emotional pushing, pulling, and tearing. Simply remain in My Rest and TRUST ME implicitly in these movements. Thou art to go as the WIND which blows where it wills (John 3:8 ). Let this become experiential reality for thee!

The mental dimension pertains to both old and new teachings which you are either hearing or reading or writing or preaching. I HAVE THE NEW!! Thou art fixated on old precepts, concepts, ideas, ideologies, and theologies, and My Ways are rarely thy own. (Isa. 55:8) Perk up and listen! Open thy eyes and see – behold the wonders of the New Day. Neither eye hath seen nor ear heard the wonders of My Ways. (I Cor. 2:9) Let thy mind tap into My Mind, allow thy thoughts to flow with Mine. Drop all periodically and take time out to await me in the silence of an uncluttered heart within thy prayer chamber. For there shall I meet thee and woo thee and lead thee forth! Stop running, going, and doing, and start BE-ing! This is imperative right now if thou art to pick up the scent of the path I wish to set thy feet upon.

Be ALERT at all times and in all places for I send messages to thee through circumstances, people, business transactions, on the wind, within nature, and the deepest recesses of thy heart! Thou must remain centered within where I make My abode with thee. (I John 4:15) Please, for I declare unto thee that I have new things never before revealed to unveil to thy limited understanding. Take heed lest thou take a wrong turn or form a false liaison. Thou knowest how to hear MY Voice(John 10:27)and follow My peace , so thou wilt know; oh yes, thou wilt know.

There shalt be changes in the spiritual atmosphere as thy spirit linked with Mine takes FLIGHT. Higher and higher We go far beyond the natural and into the supernatural realm of Fathers Kingdom. RELEASE what thou holdest dear when called. This could implicate some wrenching separations from both people and things. (Mark 10:29,30)

Separate thy mind from the mind set of particular groups and especially from a few of those whom thou hast used as spiritual mentors. I AM thy mentor now and will guide thee to thy proper place within My spiritual temple. ( I Peter 2:5) There thou shalt settle in and be instructed by Me as a group. As one hears, it can be shared with the others , but know beyond a shadow of a doubt that these revelations and instructions shalt be NEW.

I told thee long ago that I had many things to say unto thee but thou were not prepared to grasp them. (John 16: 12 ) But it is the hour in which thou art prepared (nearing the FULLNESS of the Holy Spirit,) and I take great delight in depositing them within thy heart.

So come apart yet further, beloved ones, for We have much work to do. It is indeed the hour for the greater works to begin. (John 14:12 ) Bow down in order to rise up and receive the fresh and the miraculous, and then step forth with Me in thy renewed understanding of the New Dawn and on unto Mount Zion.

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Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee. Seek the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55: 5,6)

So shall my word be that goeth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55: 11)

Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion, bless the Lord, O my soul. (Psalm 103: 20-22)

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Feb 03 2008

The Narrow Gate

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Several weeks ago while eating lunch, I was given a vision pertaining to the prophecy – “The Eye of the Needle“. There were spiritual chambers rising up higher and higher into the heavenlies. Each chamber was more expansive than the last indicating a greater level of spiritual authority. Joining the chambers were increasingly narrow passageways. Thus as the chambers grew larger the passageways grew ever so much smaller! I saw eagles ascending from one chamber to the next, but at each entrance some eagles were sadly lost. They had not chosen to let go of all that was asked of them. Apparently the stripping and loss was too painful for them to proceed. Now we all know that there is emotional pain involved in letting go, but oh the spiritual JOY we experience when we choose to do so!

But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure )
and the way is straightened and compressed that leads away to
LIFE,
and few are those who find it.

Matthew 7: 14

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