Archive for March, 2008

Mar 29 2008

Enjoying the LORD

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This morning when I awoke, I was delighted by watching the little birds fluttering around my Aspen trees. “Yes,” I thought.,” spring is in their precious hearts. Then the LORD posed a question to me, “Is spring in your heart, Sprout? Is it there as a time of renewal, fresh resolutions, some interior housecleaning perhaps, and especially, a resolve to flex your spiritual muscles?” “Hmmmm, I thought,” I admit I haven’t been spending as much quality time with You, LORD, as I generally do. The pressures of this life, You know. . .” Well, what a feeble excuse that was, and I instantly made a firm resolve to clean up my life and pave the way for that quality time with the LORD and His Word that I need to arise out of my own earth and come into the fulness of Him, Whom my heart adores. He is my singular passion, but sometimes I feel that talking with Him as I move about is sufficient. We are each very different, but for me, He blesses me abundantly for waiting on Him and basking in His loving Presence. . .talking heart to Heart with Him. Yes, that is the greatest enjoyment in my life!

It is definitely the view of very mature saints that we must learn to practice the LORD’S divine Presence and enjoy Him no matter what state we are in at the time. Jeanne Guyon said, “All of the Lord’s children have been called to the enjoyment of God – an enjoyment that can be known in this life as in the life to come. Our state in that day will be one of eternal happiness in union with God. Our call in this life is the same.” Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ. I interpret her statement about the “the life to come” as meaning the Feast of Tabernacles into which we are now taking our first toddling steps. Therefore, it becomes doubly important for us to walk closely and very intimately with our LORD.

The LORD has called us a GARDEN. “[You have called me a garden, she said] Oh, I pray that the [cold] north wind and the [soft] south wind may blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out [in abundance for you in whom my soul delights]. Let my beloved come into his garden and eat its choicest fruits.” Oh my, those are just such beautiful thoughts from the Song of Solomon 4:16. And in Chapter 6 the Bride declares, “I am my beloved’s [garden] and my beloved is mine! He feeds among the lilies [which grow there.]” Although we are all familiar with these Scriptures, it is my fervent prayer that He will give us each a unique and special fresh revelation of those lovely Words. . .along with the promise of a true and even eternal “springtime” in Him. So let us press on to become vessels who are consecrated, holy, walled-in lush gardens which belong to our promised Groom. WALLED IN. This implies a mighty fortress which we shall surely be needing in the days forthcoming upon the earth. I KNOW that it is this tender INTIMACY with JESUS, the Anointed ONE, that will keep us steady, peaceful, and at REST when all is falling down around us. AS you have discerned, this is my central message which I surely attempt to live in every way. That mighty fortress is JESUS CHRIST, the ROCK.

I have been given the delightful task of writing a synopsis of the “techniques” which Frank Laubach outlined for us in his book. It seems to me that incorporating these firmly into our walk will lift us out of every difficulty and prepare us for even worse times. Let us take up our cross daily and follow our LORD withersoever He goeth!! Dear Ones, this was His call to us!! To take up our cross. In so doing we shall find the GLORYof the LORD.

The following is a list of ways our dear brother Frank Luabach found helpful in his quest to maintain constant contact with the LORD, from Practicing His Presence by Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach:

* Upon arising he described “a will act” in which he would compel his mind to open straight out toward God. “I wait and listen with determined sensitiveness. I fix my attention there, and sometimes it requires a long time early in the morning. I determine not to get out of bed until that mind set upon the Lord is settled.”

* Maintain an inner conversation with Him transforming your thoughts to conversation with God.

*Find God’s will and do it though every fiber of your being says no. Win the battle moment by moment.

*Maintain a conscious and continuous surrender.

*Make your walk a daily adventure ~ a voyage of discovery.

*The doing of God’s will perfectly makes the hour a perfect one.

“Strain does not seem to do good. At the moment I feel something ‘let go’ inside, lo, God is here! It is a heart-melting ‘here-ness,’ a lovely whispering of father to child, and the reason I did not have it before, was because I had failed to let go.”

*Wait for His thoughts and ask Him to speak.

*Maintain contact through a gentle pressure of the will.

** “We shall not become like Christ until we give Him more time.”

**Try to call the Lord to mind at least one second of each minute.”

*Invite Him to share everything you do or say or think.”

* When engaged in ordinary conversation, keep whispering inside a phrase such as “Lord, You are my life,” or “You are my thought.”

* When reading, keep a running conversation with Him about the pages you are reading. . .Make all thought a conversation with the Lord.

* Think of His hands flowing out through yours as you work.

* Hum or sing a favorite hymn or other spiritual song while cooking, cleaning, caring for children, washing dishes.

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“The most important discovery of my whole life is that one can take a rough little cabin and transform it into a palace just by flooding it with God.” (FL)

“It is our duty to live in the beauty of God on some mount of transfiguration until we become white with Christ.” (FL)

“It is my business to look into the very face of God until I ache with bliss.” (FL)

From Brother Lawrence: “We ought to purpose ourselves towards this end: to become in this life the most perfect worshiper of God w can possibly be (since that is what we hope to be throughout all eternity.)”

I pray the LORD will anoint us with creative ways to enter into His depths and heights during this very important time in spiritual history. Enjoy a blessed springtime with newness of LIFE in HIM!

In His LOVE,

diana

I simply must add one of my very favorite, most meaningful Scriptures:

And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very OWN IMAGE in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another, [for this comes] from the Lord (Who is] the Spirit.” II Cor. 3:18

Let us wait patiently, BEHOLD and BECOME (like Him)!

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Mar 24 2008

A Tidal Wave of GLORY

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The LORD speaks, “Loosen your GRIP on everything you hold dear in the Earth , for yea I say unto you there is a TIDAL WAVE of My GLORY coming forth. If you are not detached, you run the risk of missing this wave. It is so high, so lofty, so full of My awesome and overcoming Power, it will go running right over you if you are not prepared to ride it. Yea this mighty wave will take you withersoever I will. Have you truly made a commitment to follow the LAMB wheresoever He goeth? I AM the WAVE. Thus your failure to go with Me, flow with Me, and ride the Wave of My GLORY will mean you are positioning yourself outside of My Will. Only those who have prepared themselves, sought me, communed with Me, lavished me with LOVE, pressed into higher dimensions of My Spirit and thus achieved detachment from all people, places, and things will GO. Others will come later as they are equipped and have been ordained. So listen to My warning today. . .those sensing the Firstfruits call. . .it is coming. . .the hour approaches. . .so complete your preparations and disregard the price. Prepare your heart in advance. Examine your hearts. Are you truly willing to pay the PRICE for the high calling in CHRIST the LORD? Be truthful and lay your thoughts before Me. Share your emotions with Me so I can give you My MIND. Commune with Me so I can pour My LOVE into You for you to return it to Me. . .thus the LOVE-BOND is sealed and you will leap with vigor upon this WAVE. All thoughts and emotions which could hinder the fulfillment of your destiny will have been cleansed because of your honesty before Me. This NEW DAY brings both opportunities and tests… Indeed, it will divide asunder. Beloved. . .this is a clarion call!”As I inquired of the LORD regarding more details, He spoke: “There will be time to prepare, Sprout. I AM a GOD of PEACE and ORDER. Satan is the author of confusion. Press into Me and you will be given a certainty. . .a knowing. . .peace and JOY. You are not one with attachments. I have seen to it that you have none. Your heart is for me and Me alone. Divine health comes to you and could precede this wave, so it will not be a concern.

“Many who have been concealed will be lifted out of their concealment during this period, but they will walk in a divine covering invisible to destructive forces. For others it will take them into an even greater concealment as the WAVE lifts them up into an ascension state. . .to a position of even higher level intercession and spiritual warfare with the very troops of heaven. Oh what a glorious wave this is! How My Heart rejoices to see that release is close at hand. My people will move…move… move. . .and truly behave as the born again believers they are. . .as the wind. . .as the wind ‘which bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.’ Those born of My Spirit and nearing completion, in LOVE-UNION with Me will ride this Wave ~ for so it is ordained.” DS

View a wonderful and meaningful music video honoring our Lord’s death and resurrection by Kari Jobe.

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Mar 20 2008

A Nation Set Apart

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I AM the CHIEF CORNERSTONE. Wilt thou stand as a PILLAR within this temple not built by human hands by merging with Me in holy union? Wilt thou sacrifice ALL to reign with Me? Art thou willing? Can I count on thy moment to moment obedience? Wilt thou take an unequivocal radical stance? Thy paths have been ordained from the foundations of the worlds. . .thy destiny determined. I send My Spirit to set thy feet upon the way prescribed, earmarked with thy name. No other can walk this path. . .no one else fulfill the identical position. Wilt thou yield in obedience to My directives?

Yea My BRIDE hast no other before Me; SHE is wholly Mine. I ask that ye press into a level of consecration previously unknown to thee.

Spend time within our bower, dear

Commune with Me in bliss

For soon I come to seize thee

Bestow the FINAL KISS

I shalt have a people in union with Me to bring forth My Reign on Earth. These have been obedient unto death. They have been holy and set apart, uncontaminated by the carnal things. They have shunned idolatry giving themselves in a spirit of complete abandonment to Me. They form a HOLY NATION. . .A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD.

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“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”

Ephesians 2: 10

“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Matthew 6:10

“For you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

I Peter 2: 9

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Mar 15 2008

Peace and Light

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“Let peace reign in thy hearts, Beloved Ones ~ those of thee who have come into union with My Spirit. ABIDE in that point of union and allow nothing to distract thee from Me, Lover of thy soul. Thy time of ASCENSION draweth nigh and has even now come for some who allow My Spirit to carry them over the storms of life into the realm of their eternal ABODE with Me. “Look deep within where My Kingdom is, for there ye shall find all of the mysteries of heaven as well as solving all of thy situations on Earth. Yea, Heaven and Earth come together in that mystical, majestic point, and once it is discovered, thou shalt never want to stray.

“Make a decision today to give Me an hour of thy time ~ alone in thy secret chamber. There will I meet thee, My Darlings. There shall I cover thee with My Presence. With a sufficient amount of that anointing thou shalt require less sleep,  so be not shy of the midnight hours.

“Bring to thy awareness the royal hosts of heaven surrounding thee, their wings creating a holy pavilion around thee and greet the cloud of witnesses as they come to share with thee one by one. Each has a portion, but in that glorious day of the remnant resurrection, they shall come into fullness. And what a glorious Body I shalt have – oh my – My holy breast heaves with a passion unspeakable for those who are pressing into that covenant promise – the joining together of all of the saints from heaven and earth into one magnificent spiritual temple. We shalt be a LIGHT unto each atom of the universe, all people and nations, all worlds . . . for there are many.

“So walk today in the brilliant Light of My Glory. Be aware of it at all times and in all places so others can see My countenance upon thy faces and whisper, “Behold, the lamb of God!”  Hallelujah.”

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“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be trouble, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled..] John 14:27

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand.]. Psalm 91:1

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before me that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

“And all of these, though they won divine approval by [means of] their faith did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised,

Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of the faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].

Hebrews 11: 39,40

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Mar 09 2008

A Grace for Ascension

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My spirit was most high and lifted up when Yeshua spoke to me: Remember, thou art yet abiding here and not on Earth, My darling Bride. Come ~ live at HOME, and take thy ordained position in our Kingdom. Thou shalt find thyself both ascending and descending.These words were the expression of a needed invitation, and my response was one of deep gratitude as I spoke, Thank You, Beloved.The LORD has placed a type of pressing upward within me along with an anointing of letting go completely in order to see. In a spirit of heavenly desperation I petitioned Yaweh to please help me more vividly recall those times in eternity I knew I had been within his Heart. He said with such utter sincerity, gentleness, and assurance, Daughter, My beloved Daughter, You are in My Heart.. Simply open thine eyes, thine awareness, for yea it is ALL within thee. Allow the contents of an interior divine package to flow out. . . .be revealed. . .illumined to thy understanding. . . .for yea there are layers and layers and layers of treasures ~ interior treasures. Thou shalt recall, Daughter, and as ye do, ASCENSION occurs.

I perceived this to mean that Babylon would drop away as I continued to let go and become aware. As this false reality is stripped from me, I will become lighter and freer to ascend.

I was drawn up into such a high and altered state that I saw with great clarity as certain soul-spirits were generated from Father’s Heart. I watched as they flowed very simply and easily from this vast Heart-region. As the LORD had told me years ago that only three abided within the Holy Heart ~ JESUS, the Holy Spirit, and the Bride ~ I sensed I was given the awesome privilege of watching the generation of the BRIDE. Rarely have I been given to observe such a holy spectacle. As they continued to emerge, they took various forms and were sent to other regions in the heavenly realms. Here they were being prepared for their missions on earth. Father showed me this preparation had taken thousands, perhaps millions of years. How this can be measured in the eternal realms we cannot fathom. Time stands still here as it exists not.

This was followed by an experiential flowing right into Yeshua in a complete merger of our substances. Such a ONE-NESS there is, and in this ethereal spirit form, I watch saints in heaven as they freely flow into one another, merging together so as to form one being just as Yeshua and I had done. And it is possible and very natural for groups to merge and for the entire Christed body to merge ~ thus is the cry of our LORD’S Heart answered ~ that they all may be ONE.

It seemed to me so very possible for John the Baptist and Elijah to have so merged during John’s commission on Earth. The more soul-spirits who are taken into these mergers, the greater the POWER generated. In this way we come into the reality of spiritual agreement. How glorious. . .oh how glorious. . .yet as I participate in these things, it seems so utterly simple and natural.

Soon I was taken to see more of the BRIDAL COURT who were moving in perfect exquisite unity as they danced in worship before Yaweh. When they merged (I feel to call this divine fusion) a magnificent pillar of FIRE was erected before the Throne. It rose higher and higher, then it would become reduced or spread out or sway from side to side as fire in the Winds of GOD’S Spirit. Each spirit is able to separate from the corporate pillar shooting off as a divine spark. I watched as others encompassed her, and she began to leap, whirl, rise and fall as a LIVING FLAME of LOVE. It is the most exquisite worship form I have ever been given to see. Yea, it is a DANCE of FIRE, and participating in this worship filled me with the highest degree of divine ecstasy.

After a while I could no longer handle the intensity of the experience, and I bowed as low as possible before the Throne. I sensed this was a presentation of my very highest and best for Him, and from my being arose the sweetest smelling incense ~ that flowing from a LIVING SACRIFICE in total union with the GODHEAD. As the entire Court is thus positioned, their heavenly aroma fills the heavens depositing the LOVE SUBSTANCE over ALL.

I was reflecting upon some recent experiences of great rejection when the LORD spoke so very tenderly. . .His voice ever so intimate. Thou shalt be spit upon, abused, victimized, and finally nailed to the Cross even as I was, Sprout. The world, including most of the church, is unable to tolerate true BEAUTY ~ KINGDOM BEAUTY ~ that of the spirits generated from the Heart of our Father. They appreciate external beauty, but when something exquisite and rare and vibrating with THE LIFE enters their midst, the sweet heavenly fragrance of such a One is filtered through the jealous, lustful hearts of man, and that fragrance becomes a stench in their nostrils. For this reason, thou shalt be taken into the heavenly spheres so ye abide in both. As I said earlier, thou shalt be both ascending and descending. Oh My Sprout, words cannot express those things in store for thee and all of My Own Ones.

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Mar 06 2008

The Disciple Whom JESUS Loved

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One evening while in deep prayer, I asked the LORD if He would bring John the Beloved to me so that I might inquire of him the reason for his particular closeness to JESUS. When he approached me in the Spirit, I posed my question thus: “John, dearest John, what was the secret behind your profound intimacy with our LORD?”John replied quite simply, “JESUS always dazzled me.” Dazzled me! I simply could not believe John’s choice of words. This was the beloved apostle speaking. Apparently he had been given a special grace to see the Divine LIGHT of GOD resident in JESUS, and the LIGHT DAZZLED him, perhaps almost intoxicating him with reverential love. He was overwhelmed by the Presence of JESUS Who responded to that deep love in John. To the beloved Apostle He entrusted His own Mother.

Does JESUS dazzle me?

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”  Hebrews 12:1

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