I heard the lord say…

And the Lord says…

September 22, 2020 10:30 a.m.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I am God Almighty, living in the heavens. I am He who was dead, and am alive. I am the creator of worlds and universe.

I am He who began life, and am life its self. I am the Father on high. No one is above me. I and I alone, have created man in my image for my purposes. I and I alone, know each person by their name. I am the creator of all things. If it has not been created is because I did not create it…yet.

I own and I have ALL power. No one, I say again, is above me. No one controls me. No one can control me when I stand firm on the countenance of my people. I stand with my people.

I shake the earth. No one can stop me. I rend the heavens; no one can thwart me.

Again I say I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Life starts with me and life ends with me. So therefore, I send rain on the just and the unjust, but that does not mean I don’t see the evil deeds of all.

Now I say this, the great divide is here; it has come; it is manifesting and I am calling all living generations to drop their evil manifestos and come over to my side. At my side is love, forgiveness, and plans of plenty, plans to provide all things whatsoever you need.

At my side, you will find shelter and rest and provision. All is mine and I give it to whomsoever I will.

At my side, beneath the shadow of my being you will begin to thrive.

At my side, I will take care of your family.

I am a supernatural God who will claim you, clean you, and command my blessings to come upon you and overflow you to beyond fullness. This is supernatural, from a supernatural God; the only God of creation and life!

I am the life giver! Can’t you see? Don’t you realize? Don’t you understand? Can’t you see with your own eyes that there is no other God but me; a supernatural God that creates supernatural life?

No life is common, or natural, but supernatural with power.

You give and take and swap and steal power, the power of life every single day, hour, minute, and seconds on earth, not realizing what you are doing. Did my Son not say to do good so you can reap good? Do you not see the great power in a seed? And the supernatural power of its death in the earth, only to be raised to life from the darkness of the ground in its own season?

That is supernatural!

That is resurrection!

That is life!

That is power!

That is supernatural power!

And it is all from a Supernatural God! A Supernatural God that loves you with a supernatural love.

My son was sown into the earth as a supernatural seed that died a supernatural death in the heart of the earth, only to be resurrected in his season to be THE TREE OF LIFE for my supernatural beings—human beings, people of the earth, to be more than earth once again; to be supernatural beings that once again will abide with me, their supernatural Father in Heaven, that loves them with an everlasting love.

Faith the grain of a mustard seed can move mountains simply by believing and speaking. So, my beloved, speak and believe, for you are supernatural beings living in the presence of a supernatural God, a supernatural Father, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

I am a supernatural Father calling all my supernatural children to come over on my side; separate yourselves from the darkness, the evil one, the evil one and his lies, disingenuous rhetoric, and evil plans for my children, my supernatural children, my family of God, of my house, of my Kingdom, of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Stop!! Come over to my side, and stop giving the enemy your supernatural power to do evil to you; he uses your own power I have given you for life! Stop allowing the enemy to use it against you. He takes your words and breath and uses them against you; not only is he using your supernatural power to destroy you, but to destroy your family, your descendants, and those around you—your neighbors.

Did I not say, ‘Love your neighbors as yourself?’

The enemy is using your supernatural powers of life, powers to do good, to do my will, to destroy not only you, your blessings, your families, but your neighbors as well.

He, the evil one, is making you his puppets of evil, making you to do the exact opposite of my word, my commandments; trying to thwart me and making you abort your life and purpose here on earth—and robbing you of your eternal place by me, and with me in eternity. This is grievous to me for I created you to live with me in the presence of my eternal love.

Come over to my side! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Don’t let the enemy steal the power and the potential of your supernatural life; your supernatural life in the loving presence of your supernatural Father in heaven.

Life begins and ends with me. I have made preparations for you.

Come over!

Come over!

Whosoever is on the Lord’s side, come on over to me, says the Lord!

This is the word of knowledge I heard from the Lord! This word adheres with the last “I heard the Lord say,” about the spirit of defeat-ism. This word goes further into why the Lord is telling his people to come out from the darkness and into the light; the light of His love, protection, and VICTORY! The whole earth is about seeds! All seeds have resurrection power. They, the seeds of the earth, all represent Jesus! The whole earth, and seeds, and resurrection power are a witness to the resurrection power of Jesus! Hallelujah!! God is great and great is His love for you. So, step out of the darkness and come over to the Lord’s side where He loves and has provision for you, your family, and your descendants to come–everlasting life! Come over to the Lord’s side. Come over to life, supernatural life with supernatural power!

Click here: https://dellastrickland.org/2020/09/10/i-heard-the-lord-say-3/ to read all about coming out from beneath the spirit of defeatism and into God’s VICTORY for his people!

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Until next time, from “I heard the Lord say…”

Love and prayers to you

From Romance & the Homestead

Della


Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

THE PRESSURE POT OF RESPONSIBILITY II

Are you toiling and boiling and trying your darnedest to be a good parent in this toxic world where what used to be good is now bad, and what once worked, for thousands of years as parents and grandparents, is now deemed abusive? Are you deemed, as a parent outside the bounds of the law, abusive just because you discipline your children? Do you feel the burn, the scorn of society because of it?

Well, so did I, and a lot of other parents…until I began to learn what the pressure pot of responsibility was all about. Now in Pressure Pot I, I go into how our parents and grandparents put us into the pressure pot of responsibility, what it was, what it was like, and how it affected us all in the beginnings of our lives. If you would like to start at the beginning with an informative and insightful read, CLICK HEREAre You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

When we left off with The Pressure Pot of Responsibility I, we were at the point when I wanted to delve into God’s idea of a pressure pot! So here goes!

Like I said before, pressure pots have very distinct and unequivocal directions on how to properly use them, requirements if you will, for your safety. If you don’t diligently adhere to them, I promise you, you will have an explosion on your hands; a very dangerous one. You could lose your life!!!

You may think the pressure pot of responsibility is not as dangerous, but I would argue that it is even more dangerous if not done properly; and I would add, Godly.

Responsibility. It has been an ugly word for a long time now. Sitting in a room, on a computer, playing video games and what-not is not the real reality of life, but is unfortunately a lot of today’s children’s realities. And while I understand it is very dangerous these days to let your children play outside, if not watched over by mature adults, or parents, not teaching them the real reality of life is just as dangerous. Statistics say at least 800,000 children go missing in America every year. Just think about that, and try to consider what the people who have abducted them are doing with them. Why isn’t the news, mainstream media talking about this? It’s outrageous that they don’t! Why?

Okay, I’ll try not to get off topic again. Let’s go back to responsibility, and being a responsible parent. After I had worked with children for five years in the school system, I was horrified that most children didn’t understand some of the most elemental basics of life. For instance: They did not know where their food came from. They thought it magically appeared in the supermarket. I’m not kidding you when I say this. I could go on and on!

But I will not. Here, now, I’d like to share my testimony of my pressure pot of responsibility to my own children.

When my two children became teenagers, I thought I was doing a good job of being a mother. But in my prayer time, the Lord began to deal with me and convict me about some of my so called “good” mothering ways. I got the feeling he didn’t approve of them, much to my dismay. This caused me to pray even harder. I was confused, thinking I had been giving them good advice…direction.

Then came the day when the Lord shocked me to my core. To make a long story short enough for this blog, I will just explain it this way. The Lord basically told me I could no longer tell my children what to do! What? How could I continue raising them without telling them what to do; correct them?

In our culture, most children do not respect their parents, and this is a result of having an “entitled” mentality. You can’t spoil a child with too much love, but you can spoil them with too many possessions they have had no part in earning. Earning “stuff” is hard work, something a lot of children in this toxic culture know nothing about.

So…I had been teaching my children the right concepts…or so I thought. Now, I didn’t know what to do, so I kept praying. Then came the kicker that put me in the pressure pot!

Get this! The Lord told me I could only correct my children and tell them what HE told me to say!! Whaaaat?? Now in those days, I was really having a hard time discerning the voice of the Lord. But I was learning, when the Lord wanted me to hear his voice, it was loud and clear. No doubt there.

From that point, I began to know, through experience, not mental knowledge of concepts, what the pressure pot of God was all about. Can you guess how many times my mouth opened to tell my children what to do? But I couldn’t. I had to watch them struggle, even as I struggled, to understand my new role as the Lord’s spokesperson to my teenage children. I had to learn to watch them make mistakes, struggle in the culture, wanting to become part of it. Even though I felt a lot of their decisions were wrong, I couldn’t say a word. Can you imagine that? If you know me, you would laughingly say, “No!”

Let me tell you, I began to be more on my knees, my head in the Bible, and learning to discern the Lord’s voice among all the chattering thoughts in my head, for the sake of my children, and them learning right from wrong; God’s ways.

I was in the pressure pot cooking, torn, confused, and wondering if I was even hearing the voice of God!! But I learned to discern his voice. I learned that even if I didn’t get it right the first time, he wasn’t angry. But lovingly encouraged me to keep on going.

In my pressure pot, God began to bring out the servant in me, waiting on HIM to give ME direction to my children!

I began to be grateful, and gracious, and eternally thankful as I watched God’s direction to me begin to play out for the betterment of my children in mine, and their everyday life.

Did I get it wrong sometimes? Yes, yes I did. Did I fail to deliver the Lord’s words in the right way sometimes? Yes, yes I did. But in my defense, consider this: Jesus discipled grown men for three and one half years! Guess what? They still didn’t get it. That is, until, the day of Pentecost. When the Light, the Truth, the Comforter came, he continued to disciple them. Meaning, they had to adhere to the risen Lord leading them and guiding them in the responsibility of their individual lives, and work for the Lord, ministry, his servants, if you will.

I want to say this about my pressure pot of responsibility; I learned to hear his voice, and I became his servant. And…this is a big one…I gave him the honor for his word. I told my children that I heard from the Lord, and then I gave them HIS words, not mine. And they began to see the richness of his word in their lives. They saw me struggle, pray, fast, and wait on the Lord for his word for our family, for their lives, and for our future.

Then, the most amazing thing began to happen! They began coming to me in the middle of their problems and asking me to pray to the Lord for direction. I would always say yes, and many, many times, I would tell them they needed to pray with me. And they began to.

As I began to give God the honor, praise, and glory for his precious words of instruction and wisdom into our lives, it was as if someone hit the pressure gage, and pressure I didn’t even realize I was under began to be released. Anxiety, fears, and other toxic feeling where my children were concerned began to be released from my spirit, toxic spirits that had caused my mind to be in bondage to them.

The Lord put me in a pressure pot of responsibility. Then he brought my children into it. And eventually my husband. We were all in this pressure pot of responsibility, and we learned to let the Lord lead us and guide us.

We all began to get to know the Lord and he strengthened our relationship with him and each other. It also brought us into new levels of faith we didn’t even know existed, except for the stories in the Bible.

I give him all the praise and glory for it. And I did, and still do, in front of my family.

In that pressure pot of responsibility, I learned the difference between being a good mother and a Godly mother. My Bible, my prayer, and fasting became my foundation for living.

1 Corinthians 10:24 (BBE)
24 Let a man give attention not only to what is good for himself, but equally to his neighbor’s good.

I sought the Lord for the benefit of my children. But the benefits I never dreamed of became our way of life, living as servants of the Lord.

Now if you have a problem with being a servant, listen to what Jesus says about it. Mark 10:45 (BBE)
45 For truly the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.

If Jesus came to be a SERVANT, and we, as Christians, are supposed to be modeling ourselves after Christ Jesus, aren’t we supposed to more concerned about becoming HIS SERVANT than anything else?

Think about this: 1 Corinthians 4:1 (BBE)
1 Let us be judged as SERVANTS of Christ, and as those who are RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECRET THINGS OF GOD. 

IN MY PRESSURE POT OF GOD, the Lord brought me close, trained me to hear his voice, and began to teach me about my responsibility towards my children. When he felt he could TRUST me, he began to REVEAL the secret things about my children that he and he alone knew. In order to do that, I had to be patient and confident, with faith towards him, the Lord, that he knew what he was doing. Through me, his servant, he wanted them to know that he knew them better than they knew themselves. Know why? Because our toxic society wants us to be cookie cutter people. Even the church sometimes has this mentality. But God does not!!! Because we are not cookie cutter people. We are each one uniquely, and one-of-a-kind created by God, for God’s purposes alone.

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So, if you feel as if you are in God’s pressure pot of responsibility, suffering, even in physical pain, know this: The bottom line in your pot is three things: 1. Become obedient, and do it as quickly as you can, without delay. 2. Acknowledge, accept, and underscore, in your mind, that you are being trained to become a SERVANT of El Elyon, the God Most High; Elohim, God, the Creator of all things! 3. Acknowledge, and rebuke, most persistently, any and all rebellious spirits that try to cause you to kick against the pricks! Allow God to bring you to a point of praise and worship from the heart. And when you begin to genuinely do this, you will begin to see the Lord hit the pressure valve and let off the pressure.

But know and understand this, in God’s Pressure Pot of Responsibility, you will have to deal with yourself and the toxic spirits Satan has tried to bind you with, to enslave you to him. But God wants you to be free.

John 8:36 (KJV)
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Satan wants you to be in bondage, a slave, bound in the chains of sin. God wants you to be free. That is why he sent his son into the world, to save us from slavery and sin to Satan, into becoming free to serve God. After all, that is what we all were created for.

It is our duty, our responsibility to serve Adonai, our Lord!

Jesus said to pray this way: Our Father, who art in heaven… Abba, our Father.

Speaking as a parent, is it really our responsibility to teach our children about the Heavenly Father, God?

What is the big deal about “giving God the honor, praise, and the glory?”

Why should we give Him, God, the credit when it is us who are working our tails off down here on earth to survive?

Ever wondered these things? Well, we are going to cover this in God’s Pressure Pot of Responsibility III!

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Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

Are you desperately trying to find that one release valve? Is there such a thing as God’s pressure pot?

Do you know what a pressure pot is? Ever used a pressure pot? No? Maybe? Yes?

I’ll share one thing with you: I have. One thing you first learn about a pressure pot is…it can be very dangerous if not done properly.

You have to know your altitude. You have to know how much poundage to put on the pot for the content; what you are cooking up. You have to know how to crank the heat up properly and then adjust it, and keep it adjusted. And then you have to know how to properly vent it and let it cool down, release the pressure so it doesn’t blow up in your face when you take the lid off.

Now, I have the new “pressure pot” on today’s market. It’s called Instant Pot, or “Instapot” with all the convenient bells and whistles: pre-times settings, push button controls, and easy venting. You really don’t have to know anything, just add a little water, put your food inside, set your pressure valve one way, and then lock the lid, set it, and let it go. Wahla!!0

Now the InstaPot is not for canning for long time preservation of food. It’s just for a quicker cook.

But neither of these is the pressure pot I’m talking about. I’m talking about God’s pressure pot. The pot He puts us in and cranks up the heat. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Let me describe it this way: The pressure pot of responsibility our parents put us in when they were teaching us how to be responsible could be a parallel likeness.

“Oh,” you say? “My parents didn’t teach you how to be responsible like that.”

Okay, I understand. You’re of that generation where we, as parents, were told how bad, cruel, and abusive we were if we put pressure on our children in the form of parental control. And we were told our children should run the household. If utter confusion set it, we were bad parents!! Uh…and then there was the ugly word, or should I say the word that soon became the ugliest word of all… Uh…let’s whisper it. “Spanking.” Oh no! You’re a bad parent!

Oh, but the word “spanking” wasn’t the word they used to “guilt” us into believing we were abusive if we disciplined our children with a “spanking.” The word they used with a horrified tone and insinuation of abuse went this way: “You “struck” your child? How horrible. It’s abuse!! Ten times over it’s abuse!” Afterwards went like this: RED ALERT!! RED ALERT!! ABUSE! ABUSE! GET THE POLICE!! PUT THEM IN JAIL! TAKE THE CHILDREN!

Now let me tell you, this confused a lot of parents, me included. Was I abusive if I spanked my children?

No, I’m was not. To say I was was, was catamount to accusing not only me of being an abusive parent, but my parents too, and also my grandparents, and great grandparents, and great, great grandparents of being child abusers. All the way back to Adam and Eve probably. And then to God! Think about that.

Isn’t it a good thing all these so-called child experts came along at the right time to tell us parents who were “spanking” their children we were being abusive, contradicting thousands of years of parents and grandparents correcting their children! Whew! And just in time! (Sarcasm here!)

My parents spanked me. They were not abusers. They raised us with discipline, work, and they ran our home as parents parenting; as leaders. And let me tell you, we were not the easiest bunch to bring up. But they did, and you know why? Because their parents raised them with discipline, as their parents did before them. Now when I say discipline, I don’t mean beating your children half to death, which is abuse. I mean discipline in the form of adult leadership, adult guidance, adult supervision, and adult behavior. Yes, my parents and grandparents practiced what they preached. We children did not dictate what went on in my parents’ home, our parents did. We did not dictate anything to our parents because we respected them and their roles as adults. We did not dictate or demand as if we were “entitled” to anything, even though we worked hard, as they did.

Respect is taught, and earned, not given out just because someone thinks they deserve it, or should I say, “entitled” to it. I respected my parents, and still do even though they’ve gone to be with the Lord.

Let me tell you, we were raised on a single family farm, which was our sole income. My momma and daddy built it from a scrap of land with only one barn on it. We learned to work hard for the roof over our head, food on our table (that we mainly grew) and the clothes on our back. We were taught the essentials of life: food, shelter, clothing, which were the tangible things. We also learned the intangible things: respect, obedience, and whether we hugged or kissed each other, which we seldom did, we understood the intangible spirit of love that bonded us from the top down; from our parents down to each of us. Everything else was just icing on the cake, so to speak.

So I was raised in the pressure pot of responsibility. It was hard sometimes. Did we children groan, complain, get mad, and rebel against it at times? Yes, yes we did. Did we get a spanking for it sometimes? Or a whipping? Yes, yes we did. But we were in Momma and Daddy’s pressure pot cooking. They knew how much pressure to put on our behinds. They knew how to adjust the discipline to meet the offence, which consisted of talking back, disrespecting them, and not doing what you were told. And they knew how to let the pressure off when we got a “whoopin’” on our behinds.

Did we ever “blow our lids?” Oh yeah, we vented, we just did not “blow up” in their faces. Let me tell you, there were a few trees in the woods that I cussed out over and over; vented on them my anger at the injustice, or what I thought as a child was injustice, at getting my spanking for bad behavior. And one misbehaving little monkey was not going to stop the show, or the work on the farm! Work on the farm was catamount to eating. And let me tell you…we ate good, real good. I sure would love to have some of that homegrown, nutritious food I grew up eating.

Let me tell you, on the farm, with yard work, housework, field work, animals and youngun’s to feed, it wasn’t about how we “felt” on any given day. Knowing we would get a spanking, knowing they would get angry at us, knowing we had to do our chores, our school work, and contribute to the work, put pressure on us to buck up to being responsible every day. We didn’t realize at the time that Momma and Daddy were not just growing beans, corn, tobacco, other crops, cows, hogs, chickens, goats, cats, and dogs, they were growing seven children into respectable, hardworking, caring, and responsible adults. They were growing us into adults who became ready, willing, and able to leave home knowing how to buck up every day, work, and take care of ourselves and our own families as we faced the challenges of everyday life.

You know why? I’ll tell you. Because bucking up to the pressure our parents put on us made us strong. When you prune the vine–cut out the excess and sometimes dead wood of bad behavior–you make the vine stronger. It was the beginning of bringing out of us what God put in us. In standing up to that pressure, and discipline it made us strong people who could stand up to the difficulties that we would encounter in the world we were going to be released into one day as adults. We were raised to view our options, make critical choices, and use self discipline to do it.

Iron sharpens iron. My parents were iron, and they sharpened us, the tools in their “shed of life.” As their parents did before them and theirs before them, and so on and so on.

My parents’ daily pressure pot of responsibility bonded us as a family as it brought out the good and bad in us–just like a pressure pot does with food. They tried to shape the good, and make us fight our own undesirable behavior to become self-disciplined. Don’t think for one second we were not told when our behavior was unacceptable, and they did not spare our “feelings” or the “rod” when it came to correcting that bad behavior as we learned right from wrong; real right from wrong. Not the hogwash that is being promoted in the world today: right is now wrong, and wrong is right! It is lies, and I’m sad to say too many have bought into these lies. Our children are paying the price through confusion, not knowing or understanding the basic necessities for life, and having an entitled mentality. This is not of God. And God is not pleased with our parenting today.

This blog in no way is bashing any of you as parents. I’m only saying what I have lived and observed over the years of change in this world, culture, and so called modern way of thinking. And let me say this: The basics of life have not changed, just the thinking around it. What do I mean? Basics: food, shelter, clothing, family love, and God’s love. Our children’s understanding of the basics of life fly around objects, having everything the world of possessions’ has to offer; and have it right now!! This is confusion.

1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

With too many pressures from culture, media, social media, schools, and colleges, too many of us, as parents, have so relaxed our morals, let go of our standards, and given in to the pressure pot of the world, the culture, and too much “like-ism,” wanting everyone and everything to “like” us so we can all be “alike” in the world. No individuality; cookie cutter people. No competing with our own bad behavior, or facing it. No “real” right from wrong, excluding God and His word.

In other words…we, as parents, are dull iron today. We sharpen no one. We, as pressure pots, are useless. And lots of our children are venting back at us; putting pressure on us to help them get everything they want…and now!! No learning the basics of life, no self-discipline, and very little real happiness, and no liking themselves because of inner integrity, which is what God requires of us; integrity in His morals.

Let me confess here: My husband and I were one of these kinds of parents too, I’m sorry to say. And our children too, at one point paid a high price under the pressure pot of the changing culture.

In the King James Version of the Bible it says:

Proverbs 13:24 (KJV)
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

The Bible in Basic English says it this way:

Proverbs 13:24 (BBE)
24 He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.

What could be the remedy for all this? The “proverbial” rod? (Pun intended here!) More than just the good old fashioned rod, the possible answer could, of course, be God’s pressure pot. But how do we, as parents, bring our children, in this toxic culture, into God’s pressure pot for His type of responsibility?

Well, we’ll cover that in The Pressure Pot of Responsibility II!

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Are Fans of America’s Favorite Sports Being Played?

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Our great American past times; baseball (NBL), football (NFL), racing (NASCAR), and…BOYCOTT? WHAAAT? Why are we boycotting ourselves? Should we or shouldn’t we? Well, as a devout non-sports-competition-of-any-kind person, I think…ah…maybe…we should NOT!!! And here’s why….

In light of what’s going on in these United States of America, that I dearly love, by the way, today, I have never seen SUCH A SMALL FRACTION OF OUR COUNTRY TRYING SO HARD TO DIVIDE THE REST OF US!!! I don’t even know why. Well…maybe a little, I do. But one thing I have deduced is this: We are stronger together than apart.

But in the cases of boycotting games, our past times that started in the past, meaning our history, I am appalled! Why? Why would our country, who loves our competitive sports boycott them because of a few, and I mean a very few people, who are bowing down to…what? Are they bowing to God, our national anthem, the people who gave their lives for this country? Taking a knee to something or someone means you’re, in my honest opinion, serving them.

Okay, okay, I know what they are saying. But I’d like to dig a little deeper. Why are some of these same people tearing down our historical monuments?

Why are they hell bent on destroying our past? So they can create a new, and different future for our beloved America, I ask you?

But really, is it all part of a sinister plot? Why have our colleges turned our children into American hating citizens?

I submit to you that they are trying to change America from the inside out. I have watched it happen over the years.

It’s racist; you’re a xenophobe, a supremacist! They shout all these accusations everywhere.

And I believe, in more ways than one, we are bowing down to this culture of hate; hate for America and all Americans who love this country. When they hate us, we are trying to hate them back! NO, WE SHOULD NOT!

So here is my take on it: I love this country and all the people in it. People from other countries love America and want to come here; legally and illegally. Here’s a thought: Maybe we should accept the American loving immigrants and deport the America haters! No, just kidding.

But they are hatefully trying to steal, kill, and destroy parts of this nation. They are tearing down our cultural statues. These are works of art as much as they are history. They belong to all of us, not just the few haters who want to destroy them.

Now all that I have said up until now is just stating the obvious, but what I am about to say is not obvious, but subterfuge.

All these kneeling people…are SUBTERFUGE. They are there stirring you up to hate! AND TO HATE THE VERY THING YOU LOVE—SPORTS!! And also hate other parts of our history and heritage.

We, as Americans, have loved OUR sports for a long time. Could it be that the same behind-the-scenes people who are paying rioters to riot, loot, and burn are the same people paying these America haters to take a knee? Are these same behind-the-scenes people trying to tear down more of our culture, heritage, and and indelible part of us, as Americans, people of these United States of America, our great past times? Aren’t the NFL and NASCAR born and bred in our country? Aren’t they part and parcel of our history…us?

I submit to you this: DO NOT BOYCOTT PARTS OF US, OUR HISTORY AND PRESENT THAT WE LOVE!! FIGHT BACK AND FIGHT BACK IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY THAT WILL CROSS OUT THEIR SUBTERFUGE, OR SHOULD I SAY SUBTERFUDGE! Go to your sports games and sing our national anthem as loud as you can. Raise hell by jumping, shouting, and acknowledging we love this country, we love our sports, and we love our culture, and will not let these sneaky, conniving, commie lovers make us destroy part of OUR America, our competitive sports. Ignore the knee-takers, the very, very few haters.

Go to the NASCAR races and wave our flags, shout out our love for America and support the ones who love America too!

LETS GO TO THE GAMES AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND AMERICA, THE AMERICA THAT WE LOVE!!!!

I’m not a competitive sports fan, but it breaks my heart to watch those evil you-know-what’ers making us destroy our heritage ourselves with their subterfuge. So please take my advice, my slant on things and don’t let them use us to destroy our great country! Don’t let them make us destroy the things we love! There of millions of us compared to the very pitiful few of them. If they kneel, ignore their butts, and yell all the more for your team, for America, for each other, and our children!

REMEMBER THIS: The love of the many outclass, out weigh, the hate of the few!

WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO GO to all our favorite sporting events and raise loving hell at these events and show our love for our America!!!! We need solidarity for each other, our righteous America loving leaders, and our great nation!

While you’re at it, let’s pray for our nation, our leaders, and most of all our enemies while we are praying for ourselves, families, and each other. Remember what Jesus said:

Matthew 5:44-45 (KJV)
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

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GOD BLESS AMERICA! God bless the USA!

With love from my heart for you and our great nation, The United States of America,

On Romance & the Homestead,

A fan of the fans of America’s sports,

Della


I Heard the Lord say…

…CALIFORNIA!…

On 1-27-20 as I was praying at our breakfast table, I heard the Lord say, “California! Fire shall burn California, and it shall burn out the nest of vipers and witchcraft, and even the spirit of Jezebel shall be rooted out.”

Wondering what I was hearing, I then heard the Lord say, “There’s Gold in California! There’s Gold in California!”

The Lord then showed me a map of California, and it was burning; red and yellow flames of fire were consuming the whole state. And the Lord says, “When California burns, it will become the Golden State again.” Then I saw the fire had died out. Then, as if the breath of God, blowing, blew away gray ashes that hovered over California and what it had become. When the ashes were gone, I saw big mounds of pure, yellow gold, like as unto smooth mountains, jutting out of the dark ash that seemed to be the ground. Up and down that map of California, these mounds of gold jutted up. And I heard the Lord say, “California shall produce gold again, but not the gold of the past, but of the future. The gold now will be the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

I saw also the Golden Gate Bridge above the waters. What did this mean? The Lord didn’t say at first. Later, after I began to pray about this meaning, I heard the Lord say… The Lord says, “The Golden Gate Bridge stands as a spiritual gateway to the once, ‘Golden State, California’ as a producer of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My state, California, will once again be mined for gold, as a spirit purged of the dross of sin, and the spirit of acceptance of sin in many forms. The pure gold will rise to the top, as I will send righteous leaders into California that have already been through my refining process. These righteous leaders will help me refine the people of California, and bring out those already there that I have put through a refining process. They will merge into powerful mountains of gold, a worth only seen at first from the perspective of the Kingdom of Heaven; then later to others, their surrounding world. I, the Lord, has spoken.”

Then I heard the Lord say, “Nancy Pelosi and her spirit of Jezebel, the spirit of witchcraft shall be cast down. No witch shall sit in the White House in the presidential seat of power. Witchcraft, manipulation, lies: Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and all the rest are Jezebel spirits. All the Congress, the House, and Senate who are witches shall be cast down. I will burn off the chaff of all of these,” saith the Lord.

Now, I, Della, in no way consider myself a prophet, as in the prophets of old, but I do consider myself a sheep, an adamant follower of Jesus Christ. And Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and another they will not follow.”

I do not follow people when it comes to my faith: not people, pastors, evangelists, politicians, or other gurus. I love them, but don’t follow them, as none of them died on the cross for me.

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I heard the Lord say… A Wave of Love…

The Birth of a New Thing, a Promise From Old, a Word of Knowledge and Wisdom!

In this “I heard the Lord say…” the Lord showed me to go back to something he gave me over 10 years ago. And as I write and share this now, I know we are living in tumultuous times! But! God’s word is always so timely, and yet timeless at the same time.

Before I give you the word, I say again, I know we are living in tumultuous times, but God is still God and He is on the throne. Our churches have been shut down due to the pandemic. Most of us have been doing live streaming, or videos for our weekly messages of love, hope, and grace from the Bible.

But for some of us, it’s as if we have been standing in a dark place praying for light! We’ve had time away from work, and the world, and have been home with family.

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I’ve been hearing more about Ecclesia (called out ones into a civil body) who met regularly in their homes. I say this because of what the Lord told me over ten years ago. What he told me has everything to do with the church today, and our homes today.

So, if you are searching for something today, I’m sharing the entire word the Lord gave me. When he gave it to me I was in the beginning of writing the book, Inside Sarah’s Tent, Birthing God’s Blessings Inside the Home, which was published in 2013. You can find it here on my Shop-For-Love  page. But below I’m going to give you what I heard the Lord say to me back then. It is the Lord’s word, not mine. I give him all the glory!!! It is the last chapter of the book.

Chapter 29

The Wave of Love and Love Letter From God

This is the love letter the Lord gave me and he entitled it, “The Birth of a New Thing, a Promise From Old, a Word of Knowledge and Wisdom.”

Boyce and I had then just returned from an Open Heaven Conference, and I was fasting and praying for the content of the book, Inside Sarah’s Tent. I felt impressed of the Lord to get a notebook and pen. After I did, I felt words flooding my spirit. The Lord said to me, “Write down the words I am saying, word for word.” In the following paragraphs is the letter I got from the Lord, word for word. I have not changed it but have written it here and am sharing it with you just as the Lord shared it with me.

The Lord said, “The church is like Job. We are on the trash heap…we’ve lost so much…our sons and daughters. Just like Job.

“But God is talking to the church. You think you are strong and powerful in your own might, in your own strength, in your sacrifices. But God says, did the church lay the heavens? Did your bring Leviathan forth? Did you place the stars just so?

“The church has been reeling under the influence of the world. God says we’ve taken God off the agenda wanting to do new things. But God says, I’m going to show myself strong. You go to church, you seek riches, you seek favor from mankind. You have chosen recreation more times than not over me. You fill your homes with possessions, yet you don’t live there. You fill your hearts and minds with wordly ideas so I can’t live there. And like Job of old, says the Lord, you’ve lost it all. All the spiritual riches, says the Lord, are lying in heaven waiting, says the Lord, waiting for you to acknowledge, like old Job, that I am God and not you.

“For all your work, says the Lord, you’ve left your houses desolate, the place where I want to live with you. My house is desolate, says the Lord. What good is a home if you don’t live there?

“I want to pour spiritual treasures into your houses, says the Lord. Like Job of old, I want to turn your captivity and bless you, and restore you, and restore the place of my choice to abide.

“I said, Love your neighbor as yourself. But you say, Who is my neighbor? I say, look to the right, look to the left, look forward, look behind you and in front of you. These are your neighbors.

“The church for too long has been ashamed of me, seeking favor of the world and mankind in general. You have practiced church with your mouths moving in tandem with the world.

“But you have robbed me of tithes and offerings. In robbing me, you have robbed yourselves and brought a curse on yourselves. Do you not know that if you seek my favor, I will give you all the favor you need with man?

“I turned Job’s captivity. I will turn yours and the sinner I will send to you for prayer, even as I did Job. His friends I sent to him for him to pray for them. As Job prayed, I turned his captivity. For he sought me for what was best. He did not seek his friends’ advice or his wife’s, but mine.

“In the beginning, Job fancied himself a servant of God. But in the end, Job knew he was my servant and I was his God. And so knew his friends. They all recognized, through Job, that I was God. They all called on me then and not each other. They prayed to me, each one individually. I became a personal God to Job’s friends.

“The church, like Job, thought it got things done through their own strength. But it became a desolate place. Desolate hearts, desolate homes, filled with cursing, revelry, idolatry, and fornication, and murder. But I am becoming personal again to my people. I am going to turn their captivity and build up the old waste places. The waste places are the hearts and minds of my people and their dwelling places. I want to adorn and beautify these places, first with my Spirit. For in my spirit, Job found truth. In truth, he found peace. In peace, he found healing.

“The new wave of anointing and power I am bringing is for people who will willingly invite me back into the home, the dwelling place, and recognize that I am God, the Father, who sent the son to die for their sins.

“For I am Jehovah Nissi. I will be their banner if they will let me be over their home. Inside their home I will bring the promises to their table for food, Jehovah-Jireh, their provider. I will turn the tide of the enemy with this new wave of anointing. But it is not a new thing I bring, says the Lord, but an old thing I bring. It will seem like a new thing because of the mentality of the world today. My son came and died so we could set up our abode, our place of dwelling inside your heart and homes.

“I am a dwelling God, not a random God, but an eternal dwelling God.

“My church chose excitement and pleasures of this world over me. But now I say, choose me. I allowed this choice for a while to test you and for comparison, but now, says the Lord, I say choose me, for I am peace, I am healing, I am the provider. Repent and choose me. I will turn your captivity and bless you as I did Job of old.

“And you will not seek every man his neighbor and say tell me about God, for I will pour my spirit into you inside your home, says the Lord, and talk comfortably to you of myself. I will teach you how to reach out to your neighbor and draw him into this new thing that is of old.

“Power will be given to this new thing that is of old and men will call you priests of the Lord. They will say, surely God is with you here. The wave will be transferable to those who seek you for it. The church because of this will become a strong force over the land, says the Lord, not lofty anymore, but down, on earth, and reachable to the lost.

“Do you not know, Church, that the world around you is dying for a little bit of love? Not your love, but my everlasting love? I say, come to me Church, drink from this new wave. You will not drown, but live. I will say, come, go, sin no more, but live and live well, whole, and blessed.”

Then God told me, “This is the birth of a new thing, a promise from old.”

After reading this word from God, understand that the latter glory of Job was far better and richer than the former glory of Job because Job admitted that God was God and he, Job was a man.

But not just any man, He was a chosen vessel of God to be a servant of God–well, whole, and blessed. God created a real-life, “God moment” in Job’s life. It was pitiful and painful but oh, so powerful. It was a legacy created by God, about God, for Job to hand down to his children and children’s children, even to today, to us, to our children. It is a legacy of changing lives and hearts for the glory of God and for the Kingdom of God, an eternal home for our children, neighbors, our friends and us.

Come, birth the promise of the new wave of love into your life, in your heart, and in your home. It’s God’s promise of old, the promise and legacy of Abraham and Sarah, yet a new thing for us today through Jesus. God is waiting to bless you, love you, save you, and provide for you, and give you and your family life, blessings, and most of all, eternal life. Most of all, he is waiting for you to accept him into your heart and your home so he can send his supernatural wave and flow of love and blessings to you there.

God is calling! Return to your first love, your Father God, through Jesus Christ, His son, and invite Him into your heart and home. He is waiting! 

With love and blessing from Romance & the Homestead,

Della 

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Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on…

“So, how many fools can you put into an ark?” I ask you. “Ummm, I don’t know,” you answer. “How many?”

Dispensations, Divisions, and The Kingdom of God II!

“Now we talked about the first dispensation of time, and the divisions in it. It was all about Lucifer, and his mighty fall from heaven, and how he became Satan, the Adversary, Beelzebub, The Prince of Darkness. If you haven’t read it, go here Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on… now and begin at the beginning, and then come back!”

“Hey, are you ready now to talk about the second dispensation of time, and it’s division? Good, I think you’ll love this one!”

“Okay,” you say. “Let’s hear your theory!”

“Well,” I began again, “it was over a thousand years after…you know…the Garden of Eden, and the forbidden fruit thing. You could probably say that the garden era was a short dispensation of time that ended seemingly bad for the beginning of the human race. But that’s not the one I’m going to next. The Garden of Eden has its own unique story.

“This one involves, let’s say, how many fools can be squeezed into an ark?”

“Really?” you ask, a little doubtful, because you know there was only 8 people that got into that ark.

“Well…in this dispensation of time, Satan, the Devil formerly known as Lucifer, and his iniquitous self, let loose his anger, hostilities, hatred, and cruel lust for power on the earth where he had been thrown down. If he couldn’t become God over The Kingdom of God, he planned to become god over these puny, sin infested humans. After all, he did snatch them from God’s hand and from the Garden of Eden. As he laughs diabolically, he feels pride once again in causing the downfall of God’s newest creations, as he did part of the angels. Wha ha ha!

“He led the children of Adam and Eve so far into his iniquities, sin, and rebellion against God and his ways, and the order of The Kingdom of God, that God repented of creating man.”

“Why?” you ask, “couldn’t God just deliver them from Satan’s evil grasp of power?”

“Well, let’s hear it from God.”

Genesis 6:5-6 (KJV)
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that EVERY IMAGINATION of the THOUGHTS of HIS HEART was only EVIL CONTINUALLY.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

“So…spiritual evil had so darkened the thoughts of mankind’s hearts, just as Lucifer before had darkened his own heart with pride, lust for power, and lies. It would seem that mankind’s ears could only discern Satan and his wicked lies as he created chaos on the earth by causing men, women, and angels to leave their place in God, and the righteous order of God in The Kingdom of God.

“Disobedience, rebellion, and wickedness had been thrown out of the Kingdom of Heaven, and was now living on earth through Satan. Satan lied to himself once again. He thought he could still somehow overthrow God by destroying God’s new creation, in God’s likeness and image–man!”

You ask, “Why doesn’t God just save mankind. He seems terribly outnumbered, overwhelmed even.”

“Well…let’s continue and see!” I say. Then! “Wait!”, I say. “I feel something moving in the spirit!”

“What is it?” you ask, clearly curious.

“But then,” I answer, “in the middle of all the iniquity and chaos, a beam of light came down to earth from heaven. Listen to what the Lord thought.”

Genesis 6:8-9 (KJV)
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

“The light of God’s thoughts shown down on Noah and saw his perfect generations: from God to Adam, to Seth, to Enoch, and to Noah (I did skip a few people here.); a lineage of faith and righteousness, untainted by Satan’s diabolical rule and rampage over the earth. So God graced Noah with divine revelation of what He, God was about to do.

“Now we know this story well. Noah had a wife and he began to build the ark. In that first year she had him 3 sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. These 3 boys grew up, all their lives, helping their daddy, Noah build that ark. Now for a hundred years, Noah followed God’s instructions, blueprint, and built that ark.

“But it wasn’t the only thing  he did. In a way, some say he became the first evangelist. He told all the evil people on the earth that the flood was coming and the ark had to be ready.

2 Peter 2:5 (KJV)
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

He began to tell the people, because of their iniquities, and following Satan and his murderous lies, God was going to send a flood upon the earth and wipe everyone out.

Hebrews 11:7 (KJV)
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

You break in here and say, “I see the dispensation, but I don’t see the divide. Man was already banished from the garden because of sin.”

“I get’ya,” I answer. “But, consider this. Noah built that ark, he and his sons. It took them about 100 years. So for a hundred years, Noah preached the coming of the flood. Now I don’t believe God would kick anyone out of the boat if any one of those Godless fools had turned from their wicked ways and turned back to God. And that boat/ark could have held a lot of people. It was a HUGE boat.”

You say, “But he had to fill it with animals.”

“Yeah, but God would have saved people first. He could have raised all the animals up from the ground, as He did before. You see, the people did still have the blood sacrifice for their sins. It was one of the first things Noah did when he came out of the ark and set foot on dry ground after almost a year of floating on the deep blue sea; a blood sacrifice. But none did. They were all now following their new god, Satan, doing whatever evil he filled their hearts with; walking in his darkness.

“So…for 100 years Noah kept preaching, ‘The flood is coming! God is going to destroy all humanity. I’m building and ark to save my family. Won’t you help me, join me.’

“For 100 years Noah was essentially saying, ‘Who’s on the Lord’s side, come on over!’

“So how many fools can you put into an ark?

“Let’s first see who qualifies as a fool, according to the WORD.”

Psalms 14:1 (KJV)
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

“So, apparently, the answer to how many fools–people who don’t believe in their hearts in God anymore–can you squeeze into an ark is a BIG, FAT ZERO-0. Do I believe that God would have filled that ark with other people if they had turned to Noah, believed, and entered into the ark at any time. YES! It was a big boat. But sadly, God knew their hearts as: corrupt, evil, only imagining and doing the evil things Satan, their new god, put into their hearts and minds. They had all completely turned away from their creator, God; WALKED AWAY FROM HIS LIGHT.

“So God did save humanity, by saving Noah and his family, all 8 of them. Then the flood came, and they–the fools–were all washed away. And…it will happen again, sadly. Ahhh, not the flood…another BIG event, as big, if not bigger than the flood.

Matthew 24:38-39 (KJV)
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

“So that ended that great dispensation of time, and a great division caused by unbelief that lead to the death of most of the human race. They did not heed the call of God and ‘come on over to God’s side, his light.’

With sadness I tell you, “Once again, Satan, caused a great divide between God and his creations. But all is not lost. The Kingdom of God, with God still sitting on His throne, is not finished. With righteous Noah and his family, God begins a new dispensation of time where people will once again get to choose which side it wants to be on: The light of God, or the darkness of Satan, the liar.

“You see, Satan started the first great divide when he puffed himself up with evil pride which began to divide his thoughts inside himself. He was divided, but didn’t conquer the darkness, but allowed it to overtake him. His evil thoughts, thoughts of disobedience to God’s will and purpose for him, was the wrong choice. He let the temptation of it in, then he chose to let it feed him from the table of corruption, darkness that it was. From this temptation of evil, he persuaded the angels, and God divided them out of the Kingdom of Heaven. Then, with evil intent Satan persuaded the first family of humanity to disobey God, their father. God then divided Adam and Eve from the garden and the Tree of Life.

“The dispensations of time and divisions had begun to roll through the ages now. There was, and is no stopping it now.”

“I’m beginning to understand these dispensations of time, their divisions, and who is behind them,” you tell me.

“Yes,” I answer. “And Satan is still on a roll, as he enters into the next dispensations and literally thinks, ‘Anything God can do, I can do better!’ You see, Satan is not in competition with us humans, he’s in competition with God…still…as he was from the beginning, lying to himself still, that he can somehow beat God. He is the author of competition; winners and losers. You see, in The Kingdom of Heaven, there is no such thing as ‘winners and losers.’ In The Kingdom of God, everyone is in their place going about doing exactly what God created them to do. No one is in competition with anyone else, because everyone is unique, and uniquely, and willingly, doing their work for God.

“But, Satan will be Satan, and in his dark, evil heart thinks, ‘In this dispensation, I will once again beat God. I will make his puny humans worship me, instead of him. I will steal them from him, destroy their faith in him, and make them kill each other.’

“You see, Satan doesn’t understand still, in all these dispensations of time, that he is the biggest loser of all!

Our take-away thought for this dispensation: “IT IS DETRIMENTALLY IMPORTANT TO YOUR LIFE WHO YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW IN THIS, OUR MODERN DAY DISPENSATION OF LIFE!”

John 8:12 (KJV)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

“I’m beginning to understand, see the light,” you tell me.

“Great! Satan led us out of God’s light into his, Satan’s darkness, and God, through Jesus, is giving us a chance to come back to God and His light, and into His Kingdom of Heaven.

“Can you say HALLELUJAH?!!! Then say it TWICE for life!”

“Now…if you aren’t walking in the light of God… What did you say? You’re not sure God IS the only ‘light?’ Okay, let us see what the WORD says:

1 John 1:5-7 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

“God is the light, the life now, and through all dispensations of time and into eternity.”

“Thanks for listening! I hope you enjoyed this dispensation of time and the cause of its division, and that you gleaned a lot of information about who God is and who our enemy is.

COMING SOON: Dispensations, Divisions, and The Kingdom of God III. Satan thinks, wrongly of course: ‘Anything God can do, I can do better!'”

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With prayers and love from Romance & the Homestead,

Della

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I heard the Lord say…

…The South shall rise again! The South shall rise again!…

Then I heard the Lord say again, “I am striking the base of the pulpits! I am striking the base of the pulpits: politicians and preachers!”

And I saw in the spirit, as if it were, a man in a three-piece, gray suit standing behind a pulpit in front of a great congregation of the Lord. Lighting struck the base of it and it exploded, and then fragments blew outward and away from it. The man in the suit stood alone, vulnerable before the people.

First, I perceived this to be politicians. And the Lord said, “I am striking the base of the politicians’ pulpits and exposing them whether they be righteous or unrighteous! I am exposing the ones with their evil agenda, an agenda that is not mine, saith the Lord. This will be their downfall, as if falling off the edge of a cliff. Their fall will be painful as they hit the ground of reality, says the Lord. For far too many years that have created bubbles of lies that have shrouded my people, creating an illusionary world in their minds, tring to divide the hearts of my people from me, saith the Lord.

“If only they would have come to me, instead of the enemy, I would have sheltered them beneath my wings. But they would not.

“Now, I am exposing them and their evil agenda they had for my people, and my word, and now, instead of being sheltered in my love, they will become naked to the scrutiny and disdain of the whole world,” says the Lord. “And I shall turn many people from their evil works.”

And I heard the Lord again say, “I am striking the base of ministers’ pulpits! I am striking the base of ministers’ pulpits! And I saw again a man in a gray, three piece suit. Lightening came out of nowhere and struck the base of the pulpit he was standing behind and blew it apart too.

“And they too shall be exposed before my people, whether they be righteous or unrighteous, they will stand exposed before my people. I will expose the hirelings, as they do not love my sheep. My sheep, my people, my church will see them and turn away to my righteous ministers, who also will also be exposed, but for their righteous stand for my word, my gospel, my ministers who are called and love my sheep, my church, my body.”

And I saw, as it were, a great congregation of different people: races, cultures, and genders, turning their heads to their right, and seeing a red exit sign above a door, they began to leave, being lead away by the Spirit of the Lord.

Then I heard the Lord saying, “The South shall rise again! The South shall rise again!”

Then I saw a black and white map of the United States of America. The eastern, lower states labeled as “The South” were lifted up. They had a gray mist over them. I heard the spirit say, “The South shall rise again. I have moved many people into the south for my purposes. The gospel shall go forth from the South into the rest of the United States: the north/northeast, the northwest/west, and the southwest to save many souls.”

Then I saw as if the Lord waved his hand and the gray mist began to lift away and I saw these states turn white. Huge arrows came forth from the southern part of the map and began to go up, out, and bend towards these other areas of the United States. I saw, as if it were, a stirring in the middle of these lower states, and I saw many nationalities from other countries begin speaking in their native languages as people went forth into these other states: north, east, west, southwest, and the middle of the US. They began sharing the gospel in many languages as the people in the upper room did when they were baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Then the Lord showed me that when the gospel goes out, prosperity will come into the southern states to pay and pave the way to then go into all the world from all the states to share the gospel to save the souls God is drawing unto Him; a billion souls.

Now, just think about what the Lord is saying here. A billion souls being won for the Kingdom of Heaven!!!

I, and my family, have been praying for the true Church of Jesus Christ for many years. I have also been praying for God to send workers into the harvest, just like Jesus said to.

Matthew 9:37-38: Then saith he unto the disciples, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

As I was wondering about the things I heard the Lord say, and the vision he gave me, I felt the Lord gave me a word of knowledge.

The word of knowledge went like this: Read More


Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on…

Dispensations, Divisions, and The Kingdom of God I

I’m asking you, “Ever wanted to understand Lucifer better? In understanding Lucifer better, do you think you could possibly understand yourself better?”

“Lucifer,” you sputter in outrage back at me. “I’m nothing like Lucifer, that terrible creature. How could you ask such a thing?”

“Well…” I answer back a little hesitantly, not wanting to offend you. “This is something the Lord has been giving me over time, about the ‘DIVIDES’ of the ‘DISPENSATIONS’ and how it relates to us, the church, and who’s side are you on. So, would you like to know how these dispensations and divides halo the love and power of God, and how The Kingdom of God works?”

“You would?!” I exclaim, after you give me the nod to go on! “Well okay then, this might seem a little long but well worth it in the end! So let us begin by exploring the first of these dispensations and its divides, and what caused it. This first dispensation of time and it’s division was before earth and man, yet at the same time it leads to me, us–you and me, and every person ever created for life on planet earth.

“To understand this first dispensation of time and divide, we–you and me–have to get Biblical, go way back before the time-spin of the earth later on. We have to loosen our minds from the boundaries of our flesh and think spiritual since God is a spirit and so are His angels, neither of which are confined, have to bow down to, or are limited by our earth-bound minds.

“So now that we are thinking spiritual, seeing spiritual, let’s imagine that time of God and his angels. Everything was just as God created. Everybody was in their places, perfectly carrying out God’s plans by each and every angelic being for the betterment of his kingdom, The Kingdom of God. Then… what?  God, for the first time, felt a schism in  the kingdom. And He instantly knew where it was coming from as he felt that fracture, the beginnings of that first divide. ‘Lucifer,’ he thought, deep in his heart, ‘Lucifer, what are you doing? I created you in love, in beauty, in wisdom…what are you doing?’ But he knew, and it was breaking his heart. Lucifer had set himself against his father…God, and was sinning, committing crimes against God’s Kingdom.

“Yes, the first divide was created by…none other than…drum rolls…the archangel Lucifer, or ‘light bringer,’ which is what Lucifer means. In the Greek, ‘dawn bringer.’ Lucifer walked up and down among the fiery, precious stones; different Bible translations call them different names. So I will ‘loosely’ define them: red carnelian (sardius, or could be a ruby,) pale-green peridot (KJV topaz,) white moonstones (KJV diamonds,) emeralds, blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper, blue lapis lazuli (KJV sapphire,) turquoise (KJV carbuncle.)

Ezekiel 28:13-15 (KJV)
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

“It appears he was beautiful, perfect in all his ways, until iniquity was found in him.”

“What iniquity…sin…crimes against The Kingdom of God did he do?” you ask.

Ezekiel 28:16-17 (KJV)

16: By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17: Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

“Can you explain Lucifer’s iniquity a little better?” you ask.

“Pride, he puffed himself up with pride that lead to a lust for power, not the power he had already been given by God, but to sit in power over the congregation of God. In other words, he wanted to replace God. But first, Lucifer divided himself.

“How could he do that?” you ask.

“Let’s explore that thought and I will try to explain it to you to the best of my ability.”

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Fresh, Homemade, Probiotic, Kefir Thousand Island Dressing

Who Loves Homemade, Fresh Dressing for Their Salad and Dip?

Well, out here at Romance & the Homestead, (the Jake & Jewel, named after my parents) we adamantly do! We love fresh, wholesome, nutrient dense food. We customarily use these kinds of nutritious food for “our medicine,” along with other nutritious things.

I always heard growing up, “You are what you eat!”

And this is so true. Most of the “food” in our supermarkets are processed to “death,” packaged in a box, and then shipped. I mean, literally, it is mostly dead food. And our live food, mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, are not nutrient dense anymore as they were fifty or more years ago. So we are losing important, live giving nutrients at every turn.

Believe me, I know, because twenty-five years ago, I went on a journey with food to save my life. I had a husband, two small children, and a life in front of me I wanted to live out. To make a long, painful story short, I began to use fresh food, the best plant-based, organic vitamins I could find and afford. And I learned about something called “probiotics.”

I am now a passionate promoter of taking your health into your own hands and creating and keeping a healthy gut. It saved my life, along with prayer and faith. That is why here at the homestead you will find my blog, and life, is about all wholesome things: food, faith, family, and growing in love. In my love walk as an author, I passionately underscore love in all my books: children, faith, and romantic love stories, which are more than just romance, but fulfilling stories that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with unique characters. You can find them all on my Shop-For-Love page. And go over to my Contact page and sign up for my twice-a-month news letters. Hit the follow button. Find more about me (us) on my About page.

Okay, I don’t usually put a monologue in front of my recipe posts, but I did this time to bring you into why I have fallen in love with “Kefir,” a probiotic made with milk: cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and even coconut milk kefir. I’ve been using kefir for several months now and already experiencing great benefits. Here I could put down all the research for kefir’s benefits, but instead, we’ll just go to the recipe so you can get started on your healthy, fresh, homemade, Kefir Thousand Island Dressing. I bet here you just thought, “Whew! I’m glad, I thought she was gonna talk me to death! I only clicked on for the kefir recipe!” (Go ahead and laugh!!)

Homemade Fresh Kefir Thousand Island Dressing

I researched lots of homemade Thousand Island Dressing recipes, not just with kefir, with lots of different ingredients. I took the things I thought we would like and melded them into my own recipe for a wholesome, kefir Thousand Island Dressing. Here is what I wrote down!kefir ranch dressing recipe

The hardest part of this delicious kefir Thousand Island Dressing recipe is gathering your stuff and measuring it out. Then it’s a snap.

What you will need at a glance:At a glance

  • 1 TBLS finely minced onion. (I used yellow, because I had it. But white or purple is fine.”
  • 2 TBLS finely minced bread & butter pickles. (Here I used some Homie and I had “put up” as the old folks always said; pickled ourselves.)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise. ( I used Dukes. I live in the south. If you’re from the south, you’ll understand. lol)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup. (I used organic.)
  •  1/4 cup sour cream. (I used the sour cream I made with my kefir. But a good store brand will do.”
  • 1/4 cup kefir cream. (I made with my kefir beads and raw/organic cows’ milk. But you can find kefir in your supermarket.”
  • 1 TLBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 TSP sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 TSP salt
  • 1/4 TSP black pepper

When you get all this measured out, wah-la!! Now just transfer all your ingredients into a bowl and whisk them until they are all blended! Now pour fresh kefir Thousand Island Dressing into your clean, clear jar. I used a pint canning jar. They are so great for everything! This recipe will almost fill a pint jar.

Make sure to your scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula so you don’t lose any of that great goodness of your homemade, kefir, and probiotic, Thousand Island Dressing.scrape the bowl

Place it in the fridge for a few hours to thicken, and you have delicious fresh, probiotic, kefir Thousand Island Dressing for your salads. When it thickens, you can also use it as a delicious dip for your chips, corn chips, and vegetables.

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I hope you enjoy!

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With love,

From Romance & the Homestead,

Della

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The night I tripped over my own throw-down-gauntlet, and fell into an ocean of power I never knew existed!

It was a cool night; mosquitoes gone for the season, the stars were shining brightly from an ebony sky I could only partially see through the darkened pine needles, like sketchy, thin lines, from the plethora of sapling pines caging my home into a mini-forest. As I gazed upward, a swirling cauldron of discontent, pain, confusion, and drama queen me-ism, I yelled out to God. That was where I was told He lived, so I hurled my quivering voice out and up to Him because I meant He would hear me. I was strong. I was powerful. I had controlled my destiny…until I tried to become a church go-er, that is.

You see, I wasn’t raised in a family that attended Church on Sundays. Moreover, the only times I had been in a church building was at the funerals of the deceased on either one, or the other sides, of my parents’ large families; twelve children on my daddy’s side, and ten on my momma’s side. Yeah, they were that big, so somebody was dying all the time.

As a junior in high school, I went with a friend to my first “real” church service. Not impressed, I felt no need to return for more. Needless to say, I was horribly ignorant about “church,” what it was, and was about.

two person standing near white church

country church

Not to bore you with details, let’s fast forward to me as a young wife and mother who began to cautiously attend church with my mother in law—mostly to please her, ignorant that I was entering into a new, bizarre, world where I would encounter beliefs, characters, and a way of life that would upend my way of thinking, more times than one.

On this occasion, when I threw my gauntlet down, I had tried and failed to blend in with the “Godly” crowd, you know, wanting to be one of them, yet, mostly ignorant on how to “act” like one of them. I knew I was a sinner and actually didn’t mind sinning. Go figure. However, this testament,

man sitting facing fire in pot during night

Into the fire!

is not about those church members, whom I still dearly love, or my sin.

It’s about the night I threw my gauntlet down before an Almighty God. Ignorant…all the way through! You can smile here, I do.

That night, the stars shinning, at my wits end, struggling to comprehend why my life was falling apart, I became impertinent with Jehovah God. I wholeheartedly flung His word back at Him. I had previously read this, which started it all: And if you worship God, you must worship Him in spirit and in truth. What?? Whew! That kept me up at night. You see, I was terribly vulnerable, out of my fishbowl and falling into a world I knew nothing of. It was sort of the old adage, “out of the frying pan and into the fire” thing; my life, the frying pan, and God, being the fire.

Desperate, confused, gazing up into the starry night sky, I said, “God, your word—I had learned at church that the Bible was God’s word—says that if I worship you, I have to do it in spirit and in truth. What in the world does that mean? I don’t know what “the spirit” means. And I certainly don’t know what truth you’re talking about. All these denominations, Christian sayings, do this, do that, and, the implied one, you’ll get there by becoming more like me. Yeah… Okay…

And then…that starry, cool night…I heard something. It startled me. Now, I don’t know which side of the “hearing from God” thing you fall on, but all I can tell you is what happened that night as I gazed through the pines needles at the blinking stars, and let you make your own assessment. A voice spoke in my left ear. It very cordially, but succinctly, said this: “You don’t know what you are asking.”

Oh yeah, God? So you want to have a conversation, huh? Then, my bold, ridiculous self said, “Maybe I don’t, but YOUR word, YOU said I have to worship you. And not just worship you, but worship you in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. So how can I worship you if I don’t even begin to understand what that means?”

There! I think I’ve gotcha, God!

No! I did not.

The conversation ended. Or, so I thought. But the ocean was calling naive me. Over the coming weeks, months, and even years, as I continued to read the Bible, I was lead to the life of one man. He was quite the character; a man of many talents; unique in his soulful, dynamic, and urgent belief, faith in God. He was a man of anointing, power from God; a man men followed, women loved; a man terrible, fierce in battle, yet gentle enough to swoon people, make demons flee with his music and prose.

As I learned of him, I began to know him as a man my own heart could love, follow. Apparently, God felt the same, as He said this man was a man after His own heart. Yes, you know whom I’m talking about; King David. I bet you thought it was Jesus? Well, Jesus is for another story. Ummm, maybe God was warming up my heart?

Let me say this: Becoming immersed in King David’s life, I became immersed in a power I never knew existed. I feel this same power as I write this. God was with King David, and so were His Word and His Power. David loved God and worshiped God from his heart. He danced out of his clothes before the Ark of the Covenant. He stood up for God, and God empowered David for the people of Israel, even though David was not always perfect. The psalms he wrote, the battles he fought, his life’s endeavor to serve God by serving His people, were all King David’s way of worshiping his God, whom he loved from his heart. His truth, which kept him in God’s destiny for him…? King David wholeheartedly knew and believed that God was the only God, the eternal God who created heaven and earth; the only God who should be revered, feared, loved, and believed in…God…Jehovah. Jehovah, the multifaceted one, the multiplier, many breasted, supplier, peace creating, one. I could go on and on here.

ancient antique armor armour

Challenging God

I threw down MY gauntlet of truth on Jehovah God that cool, starry night. But, in stepping forward that night, tripping over my gauntlet, I fell into an ocean called the Bible, the Word of Almighty God, Jehovah Jireh our Provider.

God, Jehovah, my heavenly Father, that night did not get angry with me. He waded me into His ocean of truth, His ocean of power, and taught me the meaning of worshiping Him in spirit and in truth by the example of a man that lived thousands of years earlier. When I think of King David, I still feel the power that surrounded him because of his worship, love of God, and living out his life as God’s servant.

Want to feel that power? Then begin to, in your heart, acknowledge Him as Jehovah God. Tell God you love Him. Now worship Him, our heavenly Father, in your spirit and in the truth that He is Jehovah God and besides Him there is no other God. When you do, you will begin to feel the power of His love. You see, He loved King David. He loved me that starry, cool night when I threw down the gauntlet of my truth. He taught me His truth and true nature of love. Now I know. And so do you. So my friends, let us worship Him in spirit and truth.

Hope you enjoyed my “test”amony!

You can follow me, leave me a comment, or email me with your thoughts. I would love to hear from you. Follow me on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Amazon. Go to my Shop For Love Page here at Romance & the Homestead and check out my faith based books: children, inspirational non-fiction, and fictional drama, faith, family, love, and romance novels.

With love and inspiration from the Homestead,

Della


Romance & The Homestead

Thanks for joining me on the Homestead!

Welcome, and picture this in your mind:

…a rural, sunshine-splashed, extra large neighborhood with small towns surrounded by communities of side-by-side small farms, strung together by tree-limb-shading dirt roads dissecting forests and open fields. Wedged among those farms, there was a special farm I called “home”  where I spent many days lying on a homemade, patchwork quilt, in a shade dappled yard, creating my own small world to read about far away places and people that arrested my imagination about…love.

I look back fondly, and gratefully, I might add, on those days as they were the foundation of me.

roseHi, I’m Della: author, wife, mother, grandmother, and fresh food lover, who is living her dream life. After I married and moved from the farm, my heart never stopped yearning to own my own farm. So, through perseverance, and never giving up on my farm-dream, or becoming a published author, I’ve brought both together. (I had more than one dream, as I’m sure you do. Learn more about me on my About page.)

So here on Romance & The Homestead, the main ingredient I’d like to share with you is…love! All my books and blogs are about love. My life on my homestead, I fondly call The Jake & Jewel Homestead, I named for my parents, is all about love: family, faith, food, and friendship. grapevineSo, I hope you’ll follow me into my life here and the lives of my characters in my books as they find romance and learn to love!

Here, I’d like to begin to share with you my recipes for family, wholesome food, and bringing together, through hard work, faith, and perseverance, into one place, a dream life to love.

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I heard the lord say…

Today! Yes today, right now, Boyce, my husband and I were at our breakfast table talking, drinking coffee, and having a pleasant time. Then…I was cut off in mid sentence with a vision of my son. I knew I needed to pray. So I bowed my head, and began praying. Then I heard the Lord begin to speak! How the mighty have fallen! How the mighty have fallen! Words began to flow from my mouth, and I knew the Lord was wanting me to write something down. So we finished praying and I rushed off to my private place alone to hear what the Lord was saying. And this is what I heard the Lord say…

I heard the Lord say…

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10.01 am

How the mighty have fallen! How the mighty have fallen! Those who love darkness over light!

Those whose evil deeds have exploited my people, my children; those who love evil and foster it on others; those whose depravity have gone to the pits of hell and back are those in whom I am about to expose!

I am God! I am God and I will, and am, going to tear away, tear off the legs on the tables of their insanity. Be not afraid when you see these things happening because it is I who am bringing it to pass. I will bring it to pass quickly, says the Lord. I will hasten it, I will hasten it now, says the Lord. How the mighty have fallen, and falling and continuing to fall, says the Lord. They will all fall, says the Lord. For justice is coming, is coming, and is here, says the Lord. I will bring swift justice to the mighty in whom I am tearing down, says the Lord. The world will see it, says the Lord; some into mourning; while others rejoice, says the Lord.

I am tearing them down, says the Lord. They are imploding, says the Lord; imploding because I am God, and they are not.

Who do they think they are?

Who do they think they are trying to take over my world without my consent? says the Lord. They are about to find out, says the Lord, as their worst fears, their worst nightmares are about to come to pass, says the Lord. The nightmares they have caused on others, the innocent, are about to be 10-fold on them.

I, and I alone, am God. I am the Great I Am, says the Lord! And my fury is here, says the Lord. As I shelter my people, says the Lord, I am exposing the evil, and insanity these world leaders are bowing down to, says the Lord.

Get ready my people! Get ready for transference of power! The Light is here! The Light is Me! The Light is The Great I Am! No one can thwart me! No one can stop me! No one can stop what I am about, what I am doing!

NO ONE, says the Lord! NO ONE!

And that is what I heard the Lord say. And then He told me to type it down, blog it and post it NOW! On the same day, which is startlingly different than any other word of dictation I have ever wrote for him!

I could feel the edge of the Lord’s fury at these people he was talking about. But I could feel his love for His people and how this love was going to protect his people for the harsh justice He is about to bring to those who are in evil defiance of Him and His will for HIS EARTH, not theirs! It was as if the edge of his thoughts and fury were cutting into the world of evil and sending in His light, His love, and His power into the spiritual and earthly realms and is taking over!

WOW! What a word from the Lord.

I will leave it here with you to take whatever the Lord wants you to take from His words!

Once more, with love and blessings to you and your family, and I heard the Lord say…

Della

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I heard the Lord say…

GREAT VICTORY! THE GOSPEL WILL BE GOLDEN AGAIN! THE VOICE OF REASON WILL BE HEARD AGAIN!

The Spirit of Defeat-ism

September 5, 2020, Saturday 11:00 am

As my husband, Boyce, and I were praying and fasting, I heard the Lord begin to speak. And as always, I grab a notebook and pen and begin to write what I hear him say. So this is the latest! Every time I hear from the Lord, I think it cannot get any better than this, but as always, it gets better! This was so amazing! I’m still astounded! It was such a word from the Lord for now, for what is going on in the world today! It is such a now Word of Knowledge! Here it is unfiltered for you to begin to claim your victory, just as I am. Praise the Lord! Praise our God! Praise His holy name!

I want you to think about this as your read: The masks we are wearing today to be able to work and interact, is a prophetic sign from the Lord! The Lord is trying to inform us of what is going on, and to assure us that he still has all power in heaven and earth. There is about to be a power transfer!!!!

I have put scriptures at the end!

I heard the Lord say,

“I am coming against the spirit of defeat-ism: chaos, confusion, lying, suppression, and outright anarchy.

“I am bringing in its place a spirit of GREAT VICTORY!!! to my people,” says the Lord.

“I am unmasking the enemy,” says the Lord. “As I unmask the enemy, I’m causing his face, using the face of his people, his followers, to be drug across every screen on social media.

“I am grabbing their masks, the mask they cloak themselves in,” says the Lord, “pulling it away, exposing their faces, and pulling them back and forth for all the world to see,” says the Lord. “I am calling out their spirit of defeat-ism,” says the Lord.

“It is their spirit of defeat-ism that they have projected on my people,” says the Lord.

“But I the Lord, the Lord God, am turning it back on them,” says the Lord. “I am turning it back on them,” says the Lord, “for they have known in their hearts they were defeated, but they cried out in agony,” says the Lord, “‘If only we can project it on God’s people, they will have it.’”

“But NO!” says the Lord, “they will not! They, the faces of the enemy, will not win. They will no longer be able to project from the darkness of their evil dens, like vipers, snakes, project it, their defeat. For I shall return it to them,” says God. “I shall return it to them, and they shall know the agony of their own defeat once again. For they will not continue to project their defeat on my people and take my people’s victory in me from them,” says the Lord. “Because victory is mine,” says God.

“They, the faces of the enemy, shall no longer swap out their defeat for my people’s victory!

“They think their great transference of wealth in the spirit will happen. But I have news for them,” says God. “I own all the silver and gold. I own all the spiritual wealth. It shall no longer be transferred, because I am saying to my people, the church, that I am transferring it back to them. I am saying to my people, ‘ARISE! ARISE! THROW OFF THE OLD TATTERED SPIRITS OF DEFEAT-ISM LIKE THE OLD, SUFFOCATING BLANKET IT IS, AND ARISE, ARISE, ARISE! I AM SAYING, ARISE MY GRASS ROOTS, MY BURNING REMNANT; ARISE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS CHAOS, THIS CONFUSION, THIS DEFEAT-ISM THE ENEMY HAS TRIED TO BLANKET YOU WITH. ARISE, AND THROW OFF YOUR MASKS. I HAVE UN-MUZZLED YOU! THE VICTORY IS ONCE AGAIN OURS!” SAYS THE LORD.

“As this defeat-ism goes back to the defeated, a great transference of wealth, spiritual and financial, will be transferred to my people, my church, my grassroots of burning love and faith for me that I have set on fire to burn the chaff away and for the gospel to be once again golden!

“Out of the bellies of my people will flow, once again, rivers of truth, reason, and the gospel of my son; rivers of life,” says the Lord.

“The great swap the enemy thought was a sure thing to happen is being reversed,” says the Lord.

“Those saints that have stood their ground for me and my WORD,” says the Lord, “will be greatly rewarded. For I am a God of rewards and retribution. I am a God that will not, and never has, deserted my people,” says the Lord.

“I have lifted my holy hands up,” says the Lord, “and am telling my people to ARISE! ARISE! And again I say ARISE! I AM ON YOUR SIDE. THE ENEMY IS DEFEATED!” says the Lord.

JARS OF PRAYERS

September 5, 2020, Saturday, 12:30 pm

“Your prayers are not in vain. You think your prayers have arched up, but then fell back down to the earth, never reaching heaven, or my ears,” says the Lord. “But NO!” says the Lord, “your prayers have risen before me, (and I have a room in heaven, multitudes of vials, jars, clay vessels filled with the saints’ prayers) and I have heard you and have kept your prayers. And now I am going to pour them out on the altar of faith. The F.O.G. of God (favor of God) is around them, between them, hovering over them, and the atmosphere in this room is majestic purity—peace and joy! Such joy!”

God is ushering in something magnificent that has never been!

UNMASKING THE FAKE, FALSE, AND PHONY CHURCH

September 5, 2020, 1:30 pm

I heard the Lord say,

“I am going to unmask the false doctrine of the fake, false, and phony church. I am going to grab the masks of the hireling pastors and I am going to string their faces throughout the internet on every screen! I am going to unmask their lies and false, fake, and phony doctrine,” says the Lord.

“Then I am going to say to my people, ‘Arise! Arise and shine for the glory of God will be upon you!

“I have heard your cries beneath the bondage of the enemy’s chains and vines of the bondage of suppression, defeat, fear, and the spirit of Harlequin, where they, the faces of the enemy, have thought to make a joke of my people, to pull them down into defeat. But my people have persevered in prayers,” says the Lord.

“My people, my remnant of grass fire believers, I have heard your prayers, your cries, and seen your long-suffering,” says the Lord, “much as I heard the cries of my people of Abraham in the captivity and bondage of the Babylonians, in Babylon. I heard their prayers, and I turned their captivity. And now,” says the Lord, “I am turning the captivity of the church. And I am saying, ‘Arise! Arise! And I say again, Arise!’”

Scriptures

Isaiah 61:3 (KJV)
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Here God says He will swap out your spirits of ashes, heaviness, and mourning for better things of Him. Right now, He wants to swap our your spirits of defeat-ism for His victory once again. Victory in Jesus!

John 7:37-39 (KJV)
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Holy Spirit was given on The Day of Pentecost! Now God is saying that again out of the bellies of his spirit filled saints will once again flow the rivers of living water, His Gospel! Salvation! Reason! Love! And all the gifts of the spirit, with power! Prasie the Lord!

John 10:12-15 (KJV)
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

People who are in powerful positions in the church who are only in it for money, are hirelings! They get paid to do a job, just like the hireling shepherds who were hired to tend a flock of sheep for its owners. When the wolf, bear, or lion came to devour a sheep, they ran. They would not risk their lives for the sheep! Jesus is our good shepherd, and he did lay his life down for us, his sheep of his pastor. Now he is going to expose, unmask, the hireling shepherds! Glory be to God in the highest!

Revelation 5:8 (KJV)
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

God keeps vials, jars, or censers with our prayers in them.

Revelation 8:3-4 (KJV)
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

I pray to the Lord that you realize as you read that our heavenly Father loves you, and has Victory coming your way. Claim it today! Just begin to claim your victory in Jesus today! God is turning the tide! We are victorious in Jesus! Watch and see and know the Lord he is good! A wave of victory, joy, and peace is coming our way!

With love and praying the blessings of God to you,

From the pages of, I heard the Lord say,

Della

A humble servant of the Lord

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Again, God bless!