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Apr 02 2009

A Singular Travail

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Even now these “angels” (Seraphims /BRIDE Company) are ascending from this realm into the Bosom of the Father as the Spouse of Christ. They have been hidden away. . .even concealed from the eye of the vulture… and now in their sacred passage they leave no track nor mark. Many “Heart Cells” have gone unseen, unnoticed even by the corporate Body of believers, for SHE has been in a place of repose with Her Beloved. Now Her Joy is building, hope and expectancy abounding as SHE covers feet and face to merge with Him in GLORY. Her life and testimony?. . .A SINGULAR TRAVAIL and an unseen SACRIFICE.

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I realize there is a type of mystery surrounding this lovely prophetic word. It is from a series that I wrote entitled “SHE…Who Dances FIRE.” Related articles are “The Midnight Passage” (please type this in “Search”) and “The Seraphims” by Norene Nichols under Related Articles. It is my personal revelation that there is a company of Sons who form the Bride. There will be many companies in the Lord’s Army for the final harvest as there are in any country’s military. We belong to a separate nation and have our own army!! And what a glorious one it is!. There is also a Mother Company, a Father Company, and so forth. Norene wrote on these in a paper entitled “The Whole Family.” Anyone who feels quickened by the “Bride Company” concept and would like to receive my publication on this topic, please e-mail me, and I shall have a copy made for you and mail it. In some cases a small donation for postage and handling may be necessary. I am open to your questions and comments as usual.

Lovingly,

diana

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Mar 31 2009

A New Language

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In recent weeks I have been discouraged as I was receiving fewer Words from the Lord. Yesterday, however, the glory of God fell upon me, and I did one of my favorite things…danced in the Spirit to worship Him fully. This always brings down the anointing for me. Sometime in the night He began to show me a picture of the entwining of our sprits…our spirit with His Spirit. Indeed it looked very much like the photos we see of the DNA which is actually in the form of a cross. The implication was that the union of spirits ran all the way through this DNA…through our entire beings! He was saying that we are so close now that words as we know them would become obsolete, and we would be hearing Him more by knowings, risings and fallings of the Spirit, nudges, pressures, and many other things which escape my memory. . .new things. The most important thing that He conveyed was that we would often simply be doing that which He was doing within us and that His emotions would over-shadow our own! We would simply find ourselves in His will because we are soon to enter full union with Jesus and Father. I know that we have each experienced the things listed above, but this is to be something so complete that we can literally go as the wind…as born again children (Sons) of God. Oh hallelujah! Furthermore, this language is to be used to communicate with one another as we shall need it in the perilous days ahead. Our prayers for each other are becoming even more powerful now no matter what the distance as the Christed Body is becoming a singular unit. We must remember that in an even greater measure what affects us affects the whole House of the Living Stones. If we sin, the entire House is disturbed…grieved…lacking in perception of the Lord’s “voice.” When one enters union, ALL rejoice! He is sweeping the House clean as we have each been made aware. May we call down the grace to yield completely to this final scrubbing and polishing up. We want the walls of this House to be made of pure GOLD!!

If any of you become aware of a new way that the LORD is speaking in a non-verbal way, please email me at heartoftheeagle@gmail.com.

Sending blessings to all who sojourn through this website,

diana

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Mar 24 2009

A Sister’s Precious Dream

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I had a dream that I was in a house, but it wasn’t the house we now live in; in fact, we never did live in a house that was like the one in my dream. It wasn’t a mansion, but simply a regular house. In it my youngest son was with me, and I was just washing dishes and cleaning up, when I was made aware in a very deep way that the Lord was covering “this house” above, all around, and even beneath with thick clouds of Himself. These clouds were not going anywhere, but just surrounding the whole house, very thick. I was made to know that Father wanted something of me, and He wasn’t moving until I fulfilled whatever it was he wanted. So, I asked my son to go look out the windows to see if he could “see the Lord.” He went and looked out, but reported, “I can only see the thick clouds.”

Well, the pressure was becoming so heaped upon me that I stood in the middle of the kitchen and living area and felt a great longing in me, and said to myself, “I must see the Lord; if I die, I die, but I MUST SEE HIM!” My heart was longing so much to see, not just clouds, but HIM. So, as soon as this thought came to my mind, the front door of our house opened up on its OWN. I walked towards the opening, and suddenly noticed a bright light had encircled the threshold of the front door, and extended beyond in what appeared to be about 12 feet or so. It was a perfect circle, simply perfect, and filled with such a brilliant light. All was still, very still. Then I walked to the threshold of the door, and suddenly the most blazing electrical brightness descended down into the lesser circle of light. This great blazing light made the first light appear as almost nothing! Inside the blazing light, but yet very much “was” the blazing brilliance, was our Father God. He was in the form of a man, but He was not a man at all, only in slight form; but His being was so powerful and made of trillions of particles of electricity.

As He appeared, coming out from Him were powerful points of moving light, like lightning strikes moving in and out, and could not be contained. My heart melted with a love I have never known before, and I cried, “Father, Father.” I knew He was our Father, and nothing in heaven or earth, nor anywhere in the universe, was there a more powerful being, Then I woke up.

Even thinking about this unveils a place in me that makes me to know something so powerful that I can’t speak of it, for I don’t know yet what it is. Isn’t that strange? I know each one of us (who are the sons) are “not from here”; we have come from a different place, and it all has to do with a plan so great in scope that we can’t begin to imagine.

 

Sumitted and written by: 

Colleen Bilyew

E-mail address: j.bilyew@cox.net

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I truly extend my thanks to Colleen who consented to have this very personal, intimate, and moving experience placed on this website for you to “enjoy.” Anyone who has been almost physically touched by the Father will be able to fully understand the power of this dream. For all others, it is my prayer that it will instill longing for an encounter of some kind with the Father of LOVE, LIGHT, and LIFE.

diana summers

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Mar 24 2009

The Little Place

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“Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all].”

Luke 18:17

 

Whenever I have been in doubt or even confusion or when I have been faced with life threatening illnesses or I simply long to be with Jesus, it is to what I call “The Little Place” that I run. Jesus loves to find us here because we have become like a little child. We set all lofty doctrine and ideas aside and meet face to Face with our Savior and Lord, our Rock and High Tower, our personal invincible army. Some will come to Him as their best Friend, others their promised Groom, and still others their Brother. As He is all of these and more, it matters not HOW we come. All that is important is that we COME to HIM.. It is imperative to have prayed silently enough to have had a vision of His Face for then we can truly meet face to Face. We drop our guard and perhaps touch His Hand or Face, His Garment, or we even rest out head upon His shoulder. And then we speak or simply commune. He knows our thoughts, trials, and fears, and He feels our love…And He delights in the fact the we have run to Him as a child runs to her Daddy; His heart is ravished. His own LOVE never wavers as He is the personification of LOVE. . . and we are flooded with peace for He is the very PRINCE of PEACE.

 

When I first became acquainted with this Place, I was still in the church and was incited (and excited) to learn more about God. In fact I was desperate as others seemed to have insight into some things that I did not. They apparently knew Him better than I did! So I resolved to sit in a certain chair each evening from 7:00 to 8:30 and wait upon the Lord. I was 100% faithful in this even though most of it was very uneventful and even boring for me for I did not have a sense of His Presence with me. I knew about His Presence from a home fellowship where I arrived about forty-five minutes late, and they had been worshiping. The thick, heavy Presence was so powerful that I almost fell on to a sofa. The lady next to me placed her hand on my back and said that she saw a beautiful flower that was about to open up. The next thing I knew I was walking across the room to tell a sister how much Jesus loved her, and so it went around the room. Now I was totally aware of my lack, but something was clearly being birthed within me!!

 

After thirty to forty days of this faithful waiting, I was awakened on New Year’s Day at 2:00 AM with a five part poem about a garden with a swing. It simply flowed out of me, and I had never written a poem in my life that I can recall. When I arose, words from the Lord came forth for each one for whom I prayed. So that is when I learned that while waiting in these seemingly spiritual “dead zones” or deserts, it is not dead at all! Oh no, our heavenly Father is watching us, and His heart is so deeply moved we cannot even begin to fathom the love He has for us. And He is a just and faithful Father! He rewarded me richly, and I quickly came to know His heart better and better. It was marvelous.

 

The following will initially sound unrelated to this article, but please bear with me. Approximately ten days ago David Wilkerson, whom most of you know is the pastor of Times Square Church, put forth “AN URGENT MESSAGE” online. I am sure many of you have seen it. I believe that this is a man who spends a great deal of time with the LORD. He saw the tragedy of November 11 coming, although he did not know the date. And now he writes:

“An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen. It is going to be so frightening we are all going to tremble – even the Godliest among us. . .

 

“There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City. . .

 

“God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.”

 

( To see the entire message you are welcome to email me at heartoftheeagle@gmail.com ).

 

He did not know when this would occur, but he strongly sensed that it would be soon. Each will have to discern for themselves the validity of this prophetic word, but we KNOW that horrific things are just on the horizon…as well as GLORY for those saints who have learned how to seek and find the Face of God and are called into the Christed Body. In another publication David differentiated between the Presence of God and His Glory. He stated that the continual pursuit of God’s Presence would lead you into His Glory…just as Moses experienced it. Moses received a “revelation of his goodness, mercy, love, and compassion,” and that brought down His Glory. We shall see in the blog forthcoming on Colleen Biyew’s dream how He presented Himself to her in a mighty and powerful way that spoke of pure LIFE…even that LIFE that is rising up within us.

 

I do not agree with David Wilkerson that even the Godliest among us will tremble for I have been blessed to meet those who know how to DWELL in the Secret Place of the Most High. As we retreat to our “Little Place” we enter fully into Psalm 91. Verse 7 of this Psalm reads “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.” Verses 8 and 9 read “Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place.”

 

So it seems very clear to me that as we come before the Lord often in these times and search out His Word, we will be spiritually lifted above our circumstances in the midst of chaos and even in the face of threat to our very lives. We simply must prepare ourselves for these events. Then there will be a GRACE. I have experienced it recently when I received some bad news when viewed with my carnal mind. The LORD somehow raised me above it all and filled me with a new kind of joy! Yes, joy, right in the face of bad news. I did not understand it! In addition, God’s love seemed to be rushing out of me as streams of Living Water! This was not me at all!! On no, I had just been frightened, but I ran to The Little Place and found His dear Face and was filled with HIS PEACE…not my own.. .and then His Glory clearly fell! There are many lofty writings on this website, but please let me assure you that each began in The Little Place. . . for He IS the ANOINTED ONE.

 

The church world does not yet have understanding that the Word of God is True in that the Lord is rising up within us. . .in His fullness! Jesus said that He and Father would make their home in us, and the Word tells us that we will attain the FULL STATURE of Jesus Christ. That means that we are becoming just like Him. Oh the glory of it all!

Thus, in the midst of darkness, we become a message of PRAISE to the world….a message of HOPE and givers of LOVE and MERCY.

 

Let it be so, Lord Jesus. Come quickly, Lord. We are a people in love, and You are a God in love with us. When these two forces meet in total UNION, the people of the world will be changed!!

 

Amen.

 

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“[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and the completeness found in Him”.

 

Ephesians 4:13

 

 

“…If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]: and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.”

John 14: 23

 

As I have been typing these Scripture verses, a line from my inspired book Solitary Rider kept going through my mind:

 

“I learned to fly again

as God gently buoyed me up upon His Hand

and placed me in a natural habitat

. . .HIS SANCTUARY. . .”

 

And there we shall abide.

 

 

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Feb 15 2009

Some Inspired Thoughts on Detachment

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I have often thought of the Christian concept of “detachment” as somewhat perplexing. As I have lifted my spirit to the LORD for a bit of edification, He has been faithful to give us a good picture of what this means…exactly.

As we read in the web log entitled “Embrace It,” Michael Molinos is telling us that we need to be detached from creatures (family, friends, acquaintances), temporal things (everything in this realm of time), the very gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the big one – SELF. He states that lastly we must be LOST in GOD! And I believe it is in this final concept that we find some clues pertaining to mastering detachment.

As human beings we are taught to love our neighbors as ourselves, that we will naturally adore our spouses, our children, and be very close to all of our family members. How then can we be “detached” from them and still do this?

The LORD suddenly gave me the most beautiful vision of a Christian soul standing with a brilliant beam of LIGHT flowing down upon him/her. This person had been captured by Father and was indeed a love slave to the LORD. This soul now belonged to Him . .yea, was possessed by Him.. Then another aspect of the vision was revealed…an equally brilliant beam of LIGHT flowing from the center of this soul upwards through the center of the LIGHT beaming down. The TWO were indeed locked together. This seems to be what JESUS meant when He said that He and the Father would make a home in us: “If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]: and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.” (John 14:23) And we all know that they do!! Is it not true that a picture is worth a thousand words!?. Yet we sometimes struggle to maintain this stance of union so perfectly presented. We temporarily forget His very possession of us! As with all aspects of maturation in the faith, practice makes perfect, and He will be there to help us the entire way.

As I reflected on all of this I was given a knowing and assurance that if we maintained an awareness of the togetherness portrayed in this vision along with the wonderful assurance that the Creator of the Universe dwells within us, we would indeed be LOST in GOD. Being lost in Him in no way implies being unloving or distant! JESUS was certainly “lost” in His Father as He walked out His earthly ministry. . .doing all of the things that His Father was doing through Him. From this very posture of unity with the Godhead, we give, we love, we receive, we enjoy, we laugh, we cry, we play, we heal, deliver, save, and so forth.. .as the Father and the Son do these things through us! We do all that life calls for, but we NEVER forget that it is as if we are reaching out from this brilliant column of LIGHT created by our union to do them, and we can quickly pull in to be refreshed as JESUS demonstrated when He went away to the mountain to be with Father.

I was dialoguing with my dear sister in Christ Rita Speers on this very subject. In fact I asked what her perspective on this was. Here I wish to simply quote from her response as it so very well amplifies what I have presented thus far:

I will continue this “thread” of conversation pertaining to your mention of “detachment.” I can relate to this very strongly as I have been through many strong purgings to the purpose of detachment. After walking today, the Lord began explaining this reason for the need for detachment to me. Detachment is important – for whatever things or people we are bound to, to the extent which we are bound, that amount of loyalty or servitude also goes to the person or thing. ALL of our hearts, loyalties, and servitude must belong to God. We may love, but we must love as HE loves, and wills us to love. He will not share ownership of us with any person or thing. In a marriage you cannot have other lovers! We are to be married to Him! He is a jealous lover. He merits our complete allegiance.Please note that Rita is implying that she did not do the severing of these ties herself; it seemed to have been done for her with the aid of the Holy Spirit. . ..ds) I love them, yes, but there has been a bondage broken between us. For me to cling to them would also impair their ability to be held only by HIM. We must trust the Father to care for them, provide for them, and to be their God and Father as He is ours. To try to be bound to another is to usurp His place in their lives as well. I love my husband and daughter, but they are not mine; they can only belong to the Father.I am just now realizing that things that He set in motion countless years ago are coming together to provide for me now. . . He is Alpha and Omega. . .He knows the end from the beginning. . .His love is unmeasurable! Whether in want or plenty, sickness or in health…my heart finds Peace and satisfaction in Him. . .my troth is pledged to Him. . .

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As I read over what has been written thus far, I get the word “FREEDOM.” By yielding ourselves to JESUS and our Father we are freeing ourselves and OTHERS from the bondage of this world. The Word of God tells us that we are as aliens and sojourners here…as Rita said…”just passing through.” When we have mastered union with God and becoming lost in Him, it FREES us from everything except Him. THEN, and only then, can HE begin to USE us…to do His work through us. Detachment and surrender ( or this yielding process and letting go) seem so intricately related. We surrender completely to the LORD and lo and behold, we have detached from all in this world…even those closest to us. And as Rita so clearly and articulately pointed out, this FREES our loved ones to be solely Father’s. By failing to detach, we are keeping them in bondage. This is an aspect of detachment that I had admittedly not previously considered, and it makes it much easier for me to let go of some very close ties that I have.

Because we are soul/spirits living in bodies that are also temporary, we have the innate ability as born again believers to detach from our fleshly vessels (or “tents” as Paul put it) and its infirmities. We can choose to dwell in that part of our soul that is already sanctified and in union with God. Father can and will use our bodies in any way He wishes to assist in the completion process. If we are given to suffer, we are more likely to turn to the LORD completely. This kind of detachment also enables us to rise above pain and suffering or embrace it as the LORD so leads.

And finally we must always remember that we are “in this world but not of it” and are citizens of God’s own household. That makes us truly separate from this world and thus we are separate from those we love who have not yet come into Christ. One day they will!! Knowing that we are from a different realm altogether makes it easier to detach from all earthly ties and be lost in God, our heavenly Father.

If any of you have additional revelation on this topic or wish to dialogue on it, please let me know! It is a good thing to share our struggles and victories in different areas with others in the body. In this way we actually encourage one another. It is nice to keep the web site interactive, and I love to include some of the wonderful and profound things that others have to say that will bless us.

Let us go now in that PEACE which passes all understanding and DETACH with love…for our sakes and for theirs.

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“Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in the world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.” I Peter 2:11

May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love.” Ephesians 3:17

But far be it from me to glory [in anything or anyone] except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, through Whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!” Galatians 6:14

In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.” I John 4:17

“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

“I no longer feel toward my loved ones as I once did. I feel that there has been a cutting of soul ties with them.

“I have always felt that I was just “passing through” this world in which I am. I would be content to be a “lodger” or “renter” only. Though I am in my second home, I am not attached to it. The thought of having a cozy little log home in a mountain setting has always been near to my heart, and I love the majestic beauty of this world, but I know this world is very temporary. The Lord will provide for me as HE wills and whatever that includes will be just the thing that I needed! I know that ultimately I will be thoroughly satisfied beyond my wildest dreams. . .

“I know you share this knowledge and we can rejoice in that!”

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Feb 07 2009

Advancing the Kingdom

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In response to thy doubtings, I assure thee, Children, that ye do much each day to advance My Reign upon the Earth. Each thought taken captive to my Word and each decision and action submitted to My indwelling Spirit is taking ground from satan to bring forth My Kingdom. Yea it shall be birthed within thee!Think not that ye must do, do, do and go, go, go. I long to convince thee that quiet, intimate, heart to Heart communion with Me does more to bring forth the evangelization of the Earth than all of the sermons and homilies preached on any given day. . .for it is in this communion that I draw thee into conformity to My image…indeed lead thee higher and higher…from glory unto glory until that moment I choose to pour out grace for transfiguration. Yea, Children, as ye ABIDE in Me, an interior and divine SON is maturing Who shall be birthed and Who shall reign with Me in My anointing. Indeed, I shall bring forth a Vessel of Redemption as ye lean upon Me, choose to sit humbly at My feet and be instructed by Me.

Listen, dear Ones, listen carefully . . .lend an attentive ear unto this great TRUTH. ONE SOUL in UNION with ME has COSMIC CONSEQUENCES! ONE SOUL in UNION CAN SAVE NATIONS! So think not upon short term gain nor satisfaction, but rather, in simple OBEDIENCE, remain STILL. . forfeiting instant gratification and obvious, visible results in order to fulfill My long range plans.

Surely John the Baptist was ever so still until the appointed time. Yes, he had to be equipped for his very singular task. Consider the consequences had he refused to obey.

And as ye REST in Me, know there is much being accomplished. Prayer advances My Kingdom in ways not yet revealed to thee. Yea I assure thee that ye shall be shown thousands and thousands of lives affected through thy prayers in the night, thy simple prayers offered up as ye attend to seemingly insignificant daily tasks. They are sweet to Me…very, very sweet…and powerful. They speak to My heart, and I respond with great LOVE. Oh My children, these prayers are thy treasures in heaven, and vast reservoirs and storehouses of prayers can be used repeatedly, carried by ministering angels to the souls needing a touch in that moment. Oh My Beloved, this unseen sacrificial work is my greatest delight. . .and it calls down My blessings upon thee!

And all those little things done in My great LOVE advance My Reign. . .the kind word spoken, a smile, a tender touch, the caress between husband and wife ~ these sacred little things draw My people closer and closer to Me.

REST, Children. Refuse condemnation. Look not with envy upon those in more active and visible positions, for thy path is very, very narrow, and it is for the FEW at this time. It is a hidden trail known only to My Spirit, and yea, He has led thee to it.

Embrace it, for it leads to the Pearl of great Price! Thou hast found it lonely, steep, often treacherous…and so it is. Thou hast fought the enemy at every turn. . .and this hast been ordained. How else can I equip the firstfruits?* Die ye must, Children. Die ye must. Maintain a PEACEFUL heart regarding this call for it is I ~ it is really I.

Look to the PINNACLE for a SON shall be born, and all the Morning Stars shall sing together and the Sons in Heaven shall indeed shout for joy.** Yea, Children, unto thee are born SONS.

Hold on to this WORD and to the vision I have given thee. Know that it truly is a Godly path. Do not be lured nor seduced by friends or relatives who may speak negative things out of genuine concern for thee. It is imperative to make thy calling and election sure by walking this very concealed way.. . ordained to bring thee into fulfillment of thy destiny. Do not look back! I repeat, do not look back, but continually look ahead to the PRIZE. Pick up thy CROSS and carry it boldly up the hill until thy JESUS bursts forth within thee. . brilliant ~ resurrected. . .shining brightly….the Morning Star.

Cling to righteousness and guard thy PURITY for it is only from the WOMB of PURITY that a SON is born. . .yea a CHILD Who shall lead the people…innocent and blameless…a CHILD…filled with the seven Spirits of the Almighty GOD…A CHILD birthed in the womb of thy own PURITY!!

My Beloved, My own Ones, thou art indeed advancing the Kingdom. . .even as ye WAIT upon Me and enjoy REST. . .in thy OBEDIENCE to remain in the cleft of the ROCK, My REIGN comes forth…from the shaded, obscure secret places My Reign comes forth.

Pride can only lose its life in this singular tomb-space where there is nothing to feed it. Here in the darkness, SELF is laid to REST, and thy soul merges with My Spirit. And thy soul suffused with the Spirit of GOD shall rise again in Resurrection Power…in the GLORY of the CREATOR…and the REIGN of JESUS. This, dear Ones, is indeed, advancing My Reign! And My Kingdom SHALL come forth, and My Will shall be done . . .on this Earth as it is in Heaven.    Amen!    Amen!

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*These are they who have been ransomed (purchased, redeemed) from among men as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

(Revelation 14:3)
** Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare to Me, if you have and know understanding. Who determined the measure of the earth, if you know? Or who stretched the measuring line upon it? Upon what were the foundations of it fastened, or who laid its cornerstone. When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

(Job 38: 4-7)

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Jan 16 2009

The Dew

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Micah 5:7

“Then the remnant of Jacob

Will be among many people

Like dew from the Lord.”

Now and “Then”

Micah, speaking some 700 years before Jesus came, is describing the future of the people of God. The word “then” is often spoken of as “in that day”- a phrase that Jesus also used. It was the looking forward to the ultimate bringing to pass of the will of God for mankind when God the Son joined forever to our humanity making us His kinfolk and assuming responsibility for our sins and death.

“Then” refers to the finale when He shall rise from the dead and we in union with Him;  the day when we in Him are brought out of death and carried with Him into the heart of God the Father and given the Spirit who in this here and now makes that union functional reality. The Body of Christ in the world but not of it is the remnant Micah speaks of. The word remnant means those joined to Jesus by the Spirit are His Body in the earth now. This ancient Scripture describes you in this world.

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We are described as the dew from the Lord. I never thought too much about dew until I came to live in Texas and came to realize that the dew is one of the most precious gifts of God to mankind that quietly is given again and again almost without notice. It is known by its absence more than its presence.

The dew is God’s method of daily reviving and renewing his creation in the midst of death. It is the hope of survival of the plant world though another day of blistering death dealing heat. In Israel – and in places like Texas – everything would whither under the sun’s rays but for the dew that quietly drenches everything with enough water of life before the sunrise. Read the blessings that God gave to His people regarding their physical existence and they always contained the promise of the dew. When Ahab rejected God from his life and his kingdom he came under the curse of not only no rain but no dew – the land could survive without rain but not without dew. The dew is the mysterious act of God’s love to the creation. It arrives quietly with no announcement, so gently that it is only after it has arrived that one becomes aware of being soaked.

Other forms of life giving water come with announcements ahead of time. The black cloud signals rain; thunder storms come with their marching band and light show and some have so much importance that they are given a name and the nation focuses attention on their arrival…And the Creator determined that the dew would not merely water the plants and soak the ground but do so with breathtaking beauty. Dew beautifies all that it touches and turns the most ordinary into a sight of glory. I have gone to our very ordinary pasture in the early morning and stood in wonder before a field of diamonds. A spider’s web has become a jewel no artist could replicate even with the finest of precious stones.

And He declares that His purpose in the New Creation, you and I, is that we become as dew in a world of death. You and I are God’s mystery in the midst of the world: we are God-dew for the thirsty hearts of mankind. He is the Dew…too!

But in Hosea 14:5 God declares that He is the dew: “I will be like the dew to Israel.” We are those who have been united by God’s love initiative to the Son in the Lord Jesus: we are adopted into the family of God and called His children… He is present to His world, not as a vague ethereal presence, but in and by us. The blessing spoken of in the Old Testament is declared in the New Testament to be the Spirit who now dwells in us. We are not only blessed by the refreshing dew of the Spirit but we are the vehicle of the Spirit in the world in this here and now. Jesus described this relationship as the life of the believer: “Abide in Me and I abide in you.” John described the Christian life in terms of He living as us in our daily lives: “As He is, so are we in this world.” Paul understood his life to actually be the life and living of Christ wherever he was; “For me to live is Christ.” “I live, yet not I but Christ who lives in me.” The Scripture that leaves us speechless is “He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.” ( Editor’s note: I believe that when Paul said “yet not I but Christ who lives in me,” he had probably died to himself. . .This is our GOAL…ds)

Jesus Christ is present to his world in and through you and me! We are Christ in our unique human disguise. And He is this without fanfare or marching band: no marching band, no advertising – just ourselves going to the office with God wrapped up in us through the Spirit to be life giving love in the most ordinary of interactions and most mundane happenings. This is so not by some great work that you accomplish but by what God accomplished in Jesus Christ. It is for us to realize and rest into that reality as we go naturally into our world day by day to soak it with His love.

You and I . . . are the hope bringers, the centers of divine love, life, healing, wholeness. We are the lifter of heads bowed in depression; we are the helpers of faith and the source of divine joy. The home, office, classroom, factory floor, customer awaiting service – does not realize that the presence of God-love and life is living and working alongside them and serving them.

And this here and now is wherever you happen to find yourself, not in some fantasy ideal ministry situation. The dew is dew wherever it is – whether on prize roses or a spider’s web it does its work of life and beautifying. We are the divine dew by our attitude and service to the person in front of us. It is the way we cook, clean, mow the lawn and do our daily work. This is not mugging everyone we meet with the facts of the Gospel but being and living the energy of God-love that in Christ we have been joined into. God-dew is being present to this moment here and now, the Spirit giving and serving in and through you.

This is who you are by sheer gift through Jesus Christ. Do not get out of bed in the morning without knowing who you are and living from the Spirit who makes real this salvation in your here- and – now- life.

by Malcom Smith

Many thanks to Joanne Anstine at http://mercy-loveisnow.blogspot.com/ who sent me this beautiful article that I could not resist passing on to you…Love, diana

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Jan 15 2009

Embrace It

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Embrace It

It is my wish to share with you what the LORD is laying on my heart early in this New Year 2009. Please let me begin by giving you His exact Words to us which cover quite a bit of it:

“Do not think it strange if you find that previous gifts of the Holy Spirit are not flowing as they once did. For those not willing to lay them down, I have gently allowed them to fade out until you find yourself in a most glorious spiritual place…the eye of the needle. This is truly like unto a birth canal so you can look forward to NEW LIFE on the other side. There you will have completely yielded your gifts and ministries unto My keeping, and so it will be forever I moving through you. Yea, you shall speak My Words, heal, deliver, save, lift up heads and hearts, instill peace and joy to the multitudes. Each will come forth in My prescribed timing, so do not ever compare yourselves with your brothers and sisters. Avoid envy/jealousy at all costs for you know not what processing those appearing to be “ahead” of you have endured. Freely and joyfully EMBRACE each moment and the peace in which I keep you now knowing that you are My Beloved and ever in My heart.” Yeshua

One of my favorite writings is from Michael Molinos in his classic book The Spiritual Guide in the chapter entitled “Things to Abandon.” He says: “The men or women who would attain to that deeper walk with their Lord must abandon and be detached from these four things:

1. Creatures

2.Temporal things

3.The very gifts of the Holy Spirit

4. Self

And lastly they must be lost in God.

If we could allow the Holy Spirit to strip us of all of that, we would have attained completion!

The LORD impresses upon my heart that much more time spent in communion with Him is imperative in this hour. Indeed we can be “lost in God” during these sessions. Several years ago He gave me a revelation that such communion and intimacy with Him had a “cosmic effect.” Indeed it deposits divine LOVE everywhere in addition to whatever else is needed around the worlds. I believe when we reach completion, we shall be awestruck by the impact of both our prayers and intimate communion. It matters not if we are hearing, seeing, or sensing anything in this state – the effect will be the same. Meanwhile we shall be going from glory unto glory as we BEHOLD our divine Spouse, our pattern Brother, and in this process, we shall indeed be changed.

At a given time for each member of the Body, doors will begin to open for evangelism. It is very apparent that we are not yet walking as JESUS walked! The LORD continually impresses up me that this step and season must occur prior to the change or manifestation of Christ on a permanent basis.

This is all meant to be an encouragement to you as I know that many are wondering why they are where they are in their walk. Dearly beloved of the Lord, our image is imprinted on the palms of Father’s hands! Do not think for a moment that you are not exactly where He wants you to be.

I shall add that we have entered a season in which strict obedience to Him and His Word (to the best of our ability) is imperative. We must refuse condemnation trusting that the precious Holy Spirit will lovingly convict us every time.

And so REJOICE and offer up a sacrifice of praise wherever you are for that is exactly where He wants you. Perhaps we shall be accelerated at lightning speed in the near future fulfilling the Christmas vision posted on this web site.

As usual, I send my love and His to each of you. . .

diana

“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

“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 Corinthians 3:18

“Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands…”

Isaiah 49:16

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Jan 10 2009

A Christmas Morning

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It was Christmas morning, and as I awoke (highly anointed) I found myself among the disciples of Christ for the Last Supper. “Now as they were eating,”(having dinner) JESUS was speaking over the bread and the wine asking us to remember Him as we ate of the bread (His body which was broken for us) and drank the wine (His shed Blood). His voice was so beautiful, clear, masculine, and gentle that it melted my heart and was absolutely totally real to me as I listened with my spiritual ears. It is so very important to remember that Yeshua chose things that were very common; the Jews ate bread and drank wine for dinner almost on a daily basis, so it was easy for them to gather and do this. He did not mean for it to be done ceremoniously! It was simply to be part of their fellowship with each other and with HIM!

What stood out in this incredible open vision (especially as I looked upon it in succeeding days), was the WHOLE LOAF of bread which was almost perfect. As it loomed before my spiritual eyes it began to cast a glow. As Yeshua spoke, He was indicating to me that the whole loaf represented the true Christed Body…HIS own Body, yea His Bride, of which we are hopefully a part. So in taking a piece of that bread and eating it, we are declaring our oneness with Him and also our oneness with the entire Body which is even now entering into the fullness of HIS Glory.

I naturally asked the LORD why I should see a vision of the Last Supper on Christmas day. I presumed that it meant that He was the Lamb that had been slain from the foundations of the world and that He came to Earth to show us the nature of the Father and to die for our sins. He came here to DIE! What an assignment that was! And is that not our assignment also? We are to spiritually die to all of our Adamic nature. The glory surrounding that loaf spoke to me of the entire Body…from both sides of the veil coming into perfection. Indeed, the loaf seemed to be taking on a life of its own as it shimmered on the table. It seemed apparent that it must be very close to the HOUR of the SECOND COMING or second BIRTH. . .the manifestation of the Sons of God. Now our timing is not Father’s timing, and I will not go so far as to say that it will happen in the year 2009, but the season is well nigh at hand. So it WAS appropriate to be given to see something related to the SECOND BIRTH of CHRIST on the morning of the day on which most celebrate His first coming! Isn’t this just like God?

Yeshua was also telling us to remember Him in the drinking of the wine. We must ever remember that He died for the remission of our sins and the sins of all mankind! I sensed that we could take this communion either in the natural or in the spiritual remembering both HIM and our brethren with whom we are so intimately entwined.

As I meditated on this experience, the LORD led me to the writing of Norene Nichols entitled “The Generation of the Vine” which appears under the heading RELATED ARTICLES on this web site. Remember that Yeshua said, “I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it with you new and of superior quality in My Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:29) Norene points out that the Greek word for fruit in this case means “generation.” Please read her article to see how this evolves and how it so definitely relates to the partaking of the bread and the drinking of the wine for first of the firstfruits (the overcomers. . .that perfect loaf of bread) represented the “generation of the vine.”

Surely this gives us cause to REJOICE in the very face of the darkness looming all around us! Let us cling to the HOPE that this experience has given us throughout this coming year.

Clothed With The Sun

 

As the Spirit of God

settled upon me

and came to rest within me…

a transformation began

from the depths of my being…

a churning sifting leveling reordering

as the Gentle One

provoked a response

cell by cell…

and they began to yield

go His Way…

making their happy surrender

to the I AM call…

slowly at first

then with a liveliness…

indeed a HUNGER and

great need to prepare…

Shouting “Yes…Yes!”

until LOVE had permeated my soul

and I broke to fall

glistening white

and perfectly FREE

released

at His Feet…

A temple of purity fully merged

with its HEAD…

now seeking to join brothers and sisters everywhere

as ONE CORPORATE BODY…

moving forth

in brilliant array

through harvest fields…

A WOMAN CLOTHED WITH THE SUN…

(Revelation 12:1)

“I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh…”

 (Joel 2:28)RELEASED

The lilies within

the Secret Gardens grow

in a spiritual communion…

nourished by His infinite LOVE

throughout the season of burning.

The naked bulbs are warmed and freed

PURIFIED

and brought into new and everlasting

LIFE.

The lilies in white

from Secret Gardens come…

Resurrected…shining…

in the splendor of the Risen Son.

They came forth midst glad shouts

blooming in dying…stripped and pruned

they COME

triumphant over death.

Singing a Resurrection song

this Bride in white comes forth

yielding to JESUS…

ONE Spirit SHE sweeps the lands…

they come…they come…they come…

RESURRECTED…lily white

BRIDE of CHRIST

(Prophetic poetry appearing in Solitary Rider)

Let is be so, LORD JESUS. YES! Let if be so for our hearts are now ready to burst in their desire for completion – for UNION with YOU and our precious brethren. The universe awaits us…yea it doth groan…

Your little sister,

diana

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Dec 23 2008

An Unparalleled Stillness

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Snowflakes falling. . .

there is a stillness

unparalleled

as earth is subdued. . .

awestruck really

by this radical Presentation

of GOD

 

In a manger the Infant lay

midst animals trying to muffle

whynnyings, lowings, snorts, hoof scuffings. . .

the only sounds disrupting

the hushed scene. . .

They want to quiet. . .

be perfect. . .

bent down. . .

in the Presence of the Divine

 

There is a stillness

unparalleled

around the manger Child.

His presence quiets. . .

alerts. . .

humbles. . .

calls to a trembling. . .

 

Knee-bent I come, My King

bow down to worship

before Thy manger-throne.

 

Diana Summers

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