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October 2, 2018: A love letter from Jesus.

She was worn out with work and forced to rest on the hearth among the cinders. She was all alone, or so she thought, with no one to love her. She knew injustice and unfair treatment and her clothes were covered with the dusty remains of a life that was destroyed. Every night she soaked her pillow with weeping, as she carried the broken pieces of her past. Clothed in the ash of humiliation, she has endured great pain and suffering. Her attributes were unrecognized, she was Ella, a beautiful ray of light in the dusty darkness. Every day she sang a heart-song of what her Beloved King had promised a princess slave girl…

“My Cinderella,

The song of your heart is the purest worship to My ears. I will restore your soul and make a way for you to flee from the affliction of your current troubles. I am the hope that holds you close and the stronghold of your Shelter. My arms of faithfulness are a shield to constantly protect you from harm. I will rescue you and I will honor you. Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. Hold onto your hope through the trials. My love will never fail you. Your unfortunate circumstances will suddenly change to become remarkable blessings.

Where do you go when you’re lonely? Although you feel alone, you are not. It may feel as if there is nobody there, but there is. I am with you! Let nothing terrify you. I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you. Keep your attention directed to Me and do not dwell on your fears. I have covered you completely and I protect you under My wings of Refuge. My faithfulness is a shield and a wall. Fear nothing–not flying arrows in the day nor the disease that prowls through the darkness.

No enemy can withstand My power. Rest with great confidence and trust that I am on your side. When you are overcome with sorrow, I will strengthen you as I have promised. I listen to your cry for help and I will answer your prayer. I remember those who suffer and I will not forget their cry. I will give you justice from wrong treatment. I am close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain. I will make a home for the lonely and lead the oppressed into prosperity. I will save you and will not let you be defeated by what you face. I command the sun, and it does not rise. I seal up the stars from view. I alone stretch out the heavens and tread upon the waves and high places of the sea.

When sorrow floods your heart from the trials that you face, it may feel like you can’t take anymore, but you can. You can do all things through My strength holding you. I will never leave you forsaken. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith will bring out endurance, steadfastness, and patience. Withstand and endure. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.

I am intimately acquainted with all of your ways. I am breaking through for you to bless you with a new beginning. You are precious in My sight and I love you. The residue of the burnt ashes will transform into golden honor to crown your head. In a flash moment, everything will change. You will unexpectedly achieve recognition and success as the trial of obscurity and neglect come to an end. I know that you have been low in the ashes and dust. Await with expectation, you are rising from the cinders into the dream that I have promised

Written by Dannette Lynn
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This week in the Middle East, an unprecedented number of soldiers (340,000), tanks and airplanes from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations are gathering in the very far north as a show of force against Syria, Iran and Russia. Turkey and NATO have their parts to play in God’s prophetic time clock. The Bible tells of a time for war and a time for piece in Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes.  Who will put on the brakes? What nations will run full tilt ahead with machines of destruction and armed nuclear warheads to back their demands?

Psalms 9 contains a warning for “…those nations that forgot about you.” Man’s plans for war without Godly counsel is arrogant…destructive…and thereby ungodly…which is wicked. This verse  contains a clear warning of choices to be made and loyalties with “The wicked will go down to the world of the dead to be with those nations that forgot about you.” (Ps. 9:17) This continues in Ps. 10:13 with “The wicked don’t respect you. In their hearts they say, ‘God won’t punish us!’ ” Finally in Ps. 9:5 comes the ending: “You warn the nations and destroy evil people; you wipe out their names forever and ever. Our enemies are destroyed completely for all time. Their cities are torn down, and they will never be remembered again.”

God has a timetable for world events. He is not surprised, ever. He knows what countries and leaders plan “in secret.” Psalms 11:4 assures us believers that “The Lord is sitting in his sacred temple on his throne in heaven. He knows everything we do because he sees us all.”

All the books, learning, religious thought and choices presented to people come down to ONLY 2 CHOICES IN THE END: 1) God’s narrow path through his words contained in the Holy Bible which include faith in His only son, Jesus, for salvation, or 2) the broad path that leads to destruction which includes everything else.

Your adversary, the devil, does not want you to realize that all the seeming choices just narrow down to good vs. evil, belief vs. rebellion. It is so much more glamorous to think that YOU have found the wisdom of the ages in New Age, wiccan, shamanism, atheism, agnosticism, Christian Science, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc., etc. in an almost non-ending list.

How narrow minded you say? God, himself, said the way to life is narrow and many people miss it. God loves you. God loves the world. He provided a way to reconcile our naturally wicked hearts to himself: “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.” John 3:16. What if this verse corresponded to March (3rd month) 2016. What if time is really shortening for you to choose? Join me on the narrow path. I really want to spend eternity with you by my side! 

IMG_0172If Holy Spirit graciously chose a verse to speak to you in the middle of the night, January 23rd, would you wake up and pull out your Bible to investigate? I Heard “John 14:1” clearly. Just that. Since God’s words are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, He uses them to exhort or encourage us today as well. Their message is timeless. “The Lord told me to write down his message for his people, so that it would be there forever.” (Isaiah 30:8) I have been reading many prophetic pronouncements of judgement coming to America, which can up one’s fear factor. The idea of national betrayal, food shortages, martial law — the changing of that which has always been solidly assured by our U.S. Constitution and God’s spirit of patriotism — can bring the fear of uncertainty.

Here is what I read for John 14:1 (CEV version): Jesus said to his disciples, “Don’t be worried! Have faith in God and have faith in me.” Wow! How encouraging is that to those to faithfully follow Jesus unto salvation? Remember, I AM NOT giving you this verse for such a time as this, Holy Spirit chose it of all the verses available in 66 books. If you read further into verse 2, Jesus goes on to say, “There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I wouldn’t tell you this unless it was true.” Our God is real. Jesus is coming back for us. Holy Spirit is the restrainer against evil currently in place. You have been chosen from the foundation of the world to live in such a time as this. Buckle on the full armor of God as protection. Stay close to him. Ponder these words of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah: “The holy Lord God of Israel had told all of you, I will keep you safe if you turn back to me and calm down. I will make you strong if you quietly trust me.” (Isaiah 30:15)

Long before the current religious cultures present in the Middle East, God himself lays claim to the Jewish people group and the physical location of Jerusalem. The Old Testament outlines God, himself, choosing Jesse’s youngest son, David to be His earthly kingdom’s king. He is directed to Jerusalem where he rules. His famous son, Solomon the wealthy and wise, also rules from Jerusalem. Next is order of succession is Rehoboam. 2 Chronicles 12:13 records for history that, “he ruled 17 years from Jerusalem, the city where the Lord had chosen to be worshiped. He is buried in Jerusalem, which now has a 3 generation family line going on, whereupon his son, Abijah, rules from Jerusalem for 3 years. 2 Chronicles 14:1 has him dying the being buried in Jerusalem, as his son Asa becomes king. Asa obeys the Lord, and the land has peace for 10 years. In the 41st year of his rule, he dies and is buried. (Earlier, Asa had his own tomb cut out of a rock hill in Jerusalem. So he was buried there… – 2 Chron. 16:14).

So, I am counting a 5 generation presence in Jerusalem just in these few chapters. Countless times throughout the Old Testament, which is God’s Holy Spirit-inspired word to his people in the world,  God claims this land and these people as his own. Read it for yourself. See if this is true.

In the Bible’s New Testament, It is no coincidence that God’s only son, Jesus, went many times to the 2nd temple in Jerusalem during his 33 years of earthly ministry on earth, and then gave up his life for the salvation of all people who believe, also in Jerusalem.

There is this theme of place and God’s timing woven throughout both Testaments. God even looks into our own future and gives this information to John the apostle, in exile, during the revealing of what is to come. “I saw New Jerusalem, that holy city, coming down from God in heaven…God’s home is now with his people. He will live with them, and they will be his own. Yes, God will make his home among his people…I did not see a temple there. The Lord God All powerful and the Lamb (Jesus) were its temple. And the city did not need the sun or the moon. The glory of God was shining on it, and the Lamb was its Light.” (Revelation 21:1: 2-3 and 22-23)

So, keep in mind that as you hear all the revisionist commentary from news outlets around the world that Israel has no right to its capital of Jerusalem, God has decreed otherwise, so you would be calling God a liar by falling into this lie of the enemy of truth.

Most people would agree that attributes such as patience, cheerfulness, hope, peacefulness and kindness are universally desirable. God declares in his scriptures that He is the giver of these beautiful characteristics:

God is the one who makes us patient and cheerful. I pray that he will help you live at peace with each other, as you follow Christ.” (Romans 15:5) What is more beautiful than a fruiting tree bursting with a bountiful harvest of colorful fruit? What is more beautiful than a child of God bursting with the fruit of Holy Spirit?

Here is the key. Following Christ Jesus will allow God to be the one who can deposit these positive attributes into your soul through his Holy Spirit.

So many strive on their own..willfully employing their own power…and then fail in the area of peace, hope and kindness. We are being bombarded with incidents of church and campus shootings and religious clashes in the Middle East. God is the bringer of peace, so conversely, without Him, there will be no peace. Humans are inherently arrogant and sure they can solve all this world’s problems politically, but God warns that without Him, our efforts will be puny and futile.

He also plainly states right before this chapter in Romans “And so, each one of us must give an account to God for what we do.” (Romans 14:12) Well, that’s sobering.” Each of us” includes everyone: rich, poor, humble, obscure…ALL of us. And how will we be judged? What is God’s criterion for a well-lived life? God (through Paul) explains: “God did not keep back his own Son, but he gave him for us. If God did this, won’t he freely give us everything else? …Christ died and was raised to  life, and now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us.” (Romans 8:32,34)

I don’t know about you, but when I pass from this life, through death’s doorway into eternity, I want the only acceptable intercessor, Jesus Christ, standing with me as I give account of my life to God.

Wow! What a promise! 1 Peter 5:10 promises: “But God shows undeserved kindness to everyone. That’s why he had Christ Jesus choose you to share in his eternal glory. You will suffer for a while, but God will make you complete, steady, strong, and firm.”  When Jesus walked this earth, he confirmed that humans, including his followers, would have troubles in this world. Christians are not exempt since we live in a sinful world with the enemy of our souls — a literal, actual devil — looking for ways to shame us, ensnare us and distract us: “…Your enemy, the devil, is like a roaring lion, sneaking around to find someone to attack.” (1 Peter 5:8)

As in nature, the weaker are more easy to attack. So what would make you “weak” in the human world…an elderly, weak body?  In the physical sense, “yes.” But God is concerned with the state of our souls. True strength comes from the Lord as stated in the Psalms numerous times. “You (the Lord) are my strong shield, and I trust you completely. You have helped me, and I will celebrate and thank you in song. You give strength to your people, Lord, and you save and protect your chosen ones. Come save us and bless us. Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms..”  (Psalm 28: 6-9)

When you invite Jesus to come into you and be your Lord and Savior, His Holy Spirit takes up physical residence inside you in a literal sense. The God-sized vacuum placed inside each of us by the Lord when He created us is then filled supernaturally. This gives us completeness and leads to a mind that becomes more and more steady, strong and firm as we follow Jesus and Biblical truth.

“Our God, you bless everyone whose sins you forgive and wipe away. You bless them by saying, ‘You told me your sins, without trying to hide them, and now I forgive you.’ (Psalm 32:1-2)

How amazing is that? Right from scripture — doesn’t really even need a commentary or explanation. God gives us each a chance at FREE forgiveness, if we only come to him repentant and wiling to change. Wow…what if the Costco sample people were giving away forgiveness instead of free food tidbits.  Would there would be a mad rush of pushing crowds begging God to hear their simple pleas…or would they take a pass and rush towards stomach-filling options rather than Spirit-filling relief for the soul.

King David of ancient Israel, writer of many of the praise songs we call Psalms continues by explaining the weight of guilt under the conscience which was placed within us by God himself: “Before I confessed my sins, my bones felt limp, and I groaned all day long. Night and day your hand weighed heavily on me, and my strength was gone as in the summer heat.” (Ps. 32:3-4) So we can take away that an unprotected soul — without Holy Spirit’s protection — can make a person feel physically ill.

Logical answer: “So I confessed my sins and told them all to you. I said, ‘I’ll tell the Lord each one of my sins.’ Then you forgave me and took away my guilt.” (Ps. 32:5) So simple, yet so profound.