8 ¶ “Listen! My beloved! Behold, he is coming, Climbing on the mountains, Leaping on the hills!
9 “My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he is standing behind our wall, He is looking through the windows, He is peering through the lattice.
10 “My beloved responded and said to me, ‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along.
11 ‘For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.
12 ‘The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
13 ‘The fig tree has ripened its figs, And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along!’”
14 ¶ “O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely.”
These verses pertain to Christ’s manifestation in us right now. The first command is to listen. Our beloved is coming, and we know it because we hear His word in our spirits. It doesn’t say “Look,” He is coming, but “Listen!” The Lord is revealed to us through His word. He is climbing on the mountains and leaping on the hills. This reveals He is leading us into an ascension in the realm of Spirit. He is climbing, and so are we. The Lord is also leaping on the hills. This is indicative of by-passing the process realm. We are learning to leap with Him from glory to glory, by-passing the valleys that were necessary in days gone by. Our Beloved is like a gazelle or young stag. It’s the fulfillment of the plowman overtaking the reaper (Amos 9:13). This means the growing season is eliminated and there is a perpetual harvest. Continue reading
The following psalm is a Song of Ascents. There are fifteen psalms that begin, “A song of ascents.” All of these psalms open to us the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. They are all mystical in nature in that they reveal things to us that are not obvious to the natural mind. It is believed that these psalms were sung while ascending the steps from the outer court into the inner court of the Temple. Whether this literally took place is not the issue; what is the issue is that spiritually it is true. Continue reading
We are at a point where we must be as the five wise virgins. They were prepared and alert at an hour when everyone one else was sleeping. Jesus told this parable to believers, not unbelievers. The five foolish virgins, though foolish, were still virgins. We are on the brink of many wonderful things. We don’t look to the tribulation and darkness that may be in the world, but we look to the light that is shining brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. We are looking and anticipating the revelation of the Lord beyond what we have known. Days of fulfillment are upon us.
I had a dream recently that was very significant. It revealed the distinction between those who are moving into this kingdom realm, and those who are not.
In the dream I was in a church service environment. After the service, one of the women in the church came up to me and begin to share what was going on in her life. I cannot remember the specifics, but it all had do with what was happening inside her. Another woman who was a new visitor to the church came up. She began talking to the first lady, mentioning such things as what a pretty dress she had on and so forth. Everything she talked about was external. At one point I was led to lay hands on each of them. As I lay hands on the church member, the work God was doing in her was evident. When I laid hands on the visitor, it was also evident that the work God does inside us to create spiritual maturity, was missing. It was a foreign realm to her. But as I blessed her, I explained a little about what was happening to those in the church and that God would bring her into it as well.
Jeremiah 33 is a prophetic chapter that speaks of the coming Kingdom and Christ’s reign over it. It speaks of a day of restoration and of God fulfilling all His promises. What’s really interesting is verse one:
1 ¶ Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, saying…
Jeremiah spoke some of the greatest words of liberation and freedom for the Kingdom of God to be found in the Scriptures. Yet they were spoken while he himself was still confined. We have a similar example with Paul in 2nd Tim. 2:9: “…for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.”
There is a principle, first established in Deuteronomy, that out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be confirmed. This principle is reiterated throughout the Scriptures, including the New Testament. We want to examine this principle in light of the spiritual realm that God is now opening to us. It’s Christ Himself now speaking in the earth; this is the true basis of a living word. This word is not confirmed or rejected based on a few people agreeing that it’s true or false. The confirmation to this word is not limited to individuals agreeing or disagreeing; it’s determined by the entire realm of spirit. Continue reading
1.Scientists believe Africa was once joined with Earth’s other continents in a super-continent called Pangaea. While Asia and South America split from Africa in the late Cretaceous epoch (roughly 80 million years ago), the African continent remained relatively stable and has not moved much throughout time. Geologists believe the large island of Madagascar split from the African continent as early as 160 millions years ago.
2.Only two African nations have never been under European colonial power: Liberia, an independent nation settled largely by African Americans, and Ethiopia, an Orthodox Christian nation known in Europe as Abyssinia. The rest of the continent was colonized by European imperial powers in the nineteenth century “scramble for Africa.
3. There are fewer people with Internet access in the entire continent of Africa than in New York City alone
4. While slavery has been practiced in Africa all throughout recorded history, Africa is the only continent to have a large percentage of its inhabitants transported elsewhere for slave labor. Historians estimate that approximately 7–12 million slaves were transferred from Africa to the Americas between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries
5. Africa contains the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which makes up an area greater in size than the entire continental U.S