Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The thorny vine that is no more

The thorny vine that is no more

Oh thou thorny vine in my garden...
Thou has wrapped your thorny branches in my tree,
to make it's tender fruits unreachable.
Thou has sorounded the shade of the tall tree
and made its shadow and rest be far from me.

Thou has grown out tall and said:
"I have no master.
I stand tall and proud and no bare hand can uproot me!
Although many have tried, I have remained.
I have kept you from goodness and goodness from you!"
Behold, I have made the fruit and shade altogether useless.

But I walked through the garden to clean and subdue it
and you stretched out your deadly arm to entangle me
and lo you did and so I was bruised and you said to yourself
"Look, see, I have bruised you, leave me alone to grow."
and you grew prideful in your heart over the night.

But lo, I went home, and slept and and rested and the next morning I returned
and though your thorns were many and long and deadly and sharp
the sword in my hand was sharper
and strength was given me to cut you and tear you to pieces
all of the day I toiled and fought
and you were uprooted from the stump of your roots
and you were utterly destroyed and not a trace of you did remain
and you were gathered in bundles to be prepared for the fire
that you would not grow again and no trace of you shall be left

and lo the ground is now free from your thorns
and the garden from your deadly trap
and the shade of the tree is come again
and the fruits are become reachable
and now oh thorny vine, you are no more
and the bruise of your thorns shall be remembered no more

Message for our Times: Submit, Prepare, Watch, Receive

Message for our Times: Submit, Prepare, Watch, Receive

Look around... We are living in a time like no other in history. Research for yourself how many bible prophecies have been fulfilled. How can a book written so many centuries ago by a number of people be so exact? Only because it is the inspired Word of God. When you believe and become a new creature, you grow in the Truth that is Jesus Christ and in the knowledge and wisdom of God. You must become aware of all the gifts and revelations that God has given to you. Day by day you should be more and more like Christ and have a more and more clearer understanding of the path God wants you to take.

I would like to share my decade long revelation for these times. They are collected from a vision, a spiritual revelation and from 2 recent dreams during the past 10 years. I have summarized them into 4 keyword steps to being ready:

1. SUBMIT: The first step is submission to God and His will.  In order to even be presented to God, we must become believers in His Son Jesus Christ, repenting from our sins and denying ourselves and the world, that we may have His Righteousness imputed unto us, that we may walk in Love and Truth and in the Spirit.
James 4:7 Submit Yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
II Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Revelations 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Act 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

2. PREPARE: We must prepare daily to be able to walk in the Spirit through daily prayer and meditation in His Word and participating in the work of His ministry of Love & Peace.
I John 2:5-6 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.
Luke 1:17 And he shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him.

3. WATCH: Because we are prepared Spiritually in all good things and in the knowledge of God and His Christ and in all knowledge of the truth, we are able to walk with real perception of all that is, so we may know the seasons and times that we are in, that we may be wise and ready for His calling. Only in the Spirit can we rightly divide the Word of Truth.
Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.  Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.  Luke 21:36 But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
I Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
I Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.  I Peter 5:8 Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour...  Revelations 3:2-3 Be thou watchful, and establish the things that remain, which were ready to die: for I have found no works of thine perfected before my God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.  Revelations 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

4. RECEIVE: We receive the Spirit of truth when we believe, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit within but there will come a day when the Spirit of God will be poured upon all flesh that the Son’s of God may be separated unto Him. That we may be able to stand in the days of tribulation and of trials.
I John 2: 28 And now, my little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.  Acts 2:38 And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:17 And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour forth of my Spirit upon all flesh: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams:

May God reveal His Truth through us.
One in Christ Jesus,

Written August, 2011