I Heard the Lord say…

Thunder, Lightening, and Leviathan; the Quake, the Exit

And I heard the Lord say…

Wednesday, 11:40 am, November 4, 2020

The Quaking

I heard the thunder and saw the lightening, but God was in neither. I saw the earth quake and I knew the voice of the Lord was close by. And then I saw the earth break open and Leviathan come forth bringing earth with it. The voice of the Lord was sharp and angry and rebuked the devil.

Then I saw the strong, white, pure arm of the Lord, His fist like a hammer, strike the earth, and fear came upon the beast, who was still covered in earth, dust, like a transparent covering.

And then I heard, and felt the voice of the Lord strong in its intensity and anger. I felt the earth its self trembling, a rumbling beneath as if scattering the voice and powerful anger of the Lord, dispersing it into places beneath the earth where earthquakes could happen.

Leviathan could neither move or flee at the wrath of God that was about to take place on the earth and in the earth.

Then I saw the right, white, pure and powerful arm of God move from right to left in a sweeping gesture and sweep away people and tables and the people that stood upon these tables. He raked them all, and they fell and disappeared into His wrath.

Then I heard the Lord say, “My people who are called by my name have humbled themselves, prayed, fasted and repented. Who are these people who think they can thwart the Almighty God with their lies and fear mongering. I will, and have, exposed them for the evil they do and are!” says the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Those who have voted for their evil agenda will cry and mourn that they ever voted for them,” says the Lord. “My people who voted for my agenda; I am about to make a sweeping change for them,” says the Lord.

“The panic and fear in the evil agenda of those who worship Satan will cause them to fall for the good of my people, and the gospel,” says the Lord. “I have prepared my people for this moment. This moment will be a transition of power,” says the Lord. “Not for their evil agenda, but for my agenda; sweeping change,” says the Lord. “As I sweep the evil ones away, I will usher my people in, and then into power. This upset will be one such as the world has never known. I will say to my people, ‘Ready? Set?’ And then, ‘Go!’ They will take position, and occupy until I come,” says the Lord. “And I WILL surely come,” says the Lord.

“What looks like a defeat right now, is not a defeat, but the beginnings of a victory that will keep on going,” says the Lord. “I WILL rip the spirit of defeat off of my people,” says the Lord, “and give them victory!” says the Lord. “My word will not go out void, but it will accomplish that which I please before it returns to me,” says the Lord.

The Great Church Exit

“The evil pastors,” says the Lord, “that has persuaded my people to choose wrongly,” says the Lord, “to go against my agenda,” says the Lord, “will reap the harvest of my wrath,” says the Lord. “For I will take away their flock,” says the Lord, “and give them to others,” says the Lord. “The wrath and anger of their flock against them,” says the Lord, “will cause the Great Church Exit,” says the Lord. “I will crumble their empires,” says the Lord God Almighty. “They will lose everything,” says the Lord. “Like sands through the hourglass,” says the Lord, “their lives will pour out in a day; everything they try to do to stop it, will come to naught; it will all come to nothing. It will become meaningless as they see it pouring out and nothing they do will stop it. Their old tricks won’t work for them anymore. Their creative lies will begin to stab them, ensnare them instead of my people,” says the Lord.

“The Quake has begun; my wrath is pouring out; my long arm of righteous indignation is sweeping, has swept, and will continue to sweep until my work is finished and my people, all over the world, have victory, and will rejoice in my VICTORY; THEIR VICTORY,” says the Lord, God Almighty, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!

“I will not be thwarted,” says the Lord. “WATCH, LEARN, and LISTEN,” says the Lord, “as I present myself as the powerful God, the God of Creation,” says the Lord. “And my people who are are called by my name, my grassroots people of principled faith will see their God go into battle for them and win,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

“I parted the Red Sea and drowned the enemy; I split the rock to water my people and their flocks; I slew a powerful army with one angel in one night. Is anything too hard for me?” says the Lord. “NO! Nothing is too hard for me! NOTHING! I will give victory to my people and peace to my nation,” says the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, God Almighty who was, and is, and is to come; He who was dead, and now is alive, and alive for evermore!

This is an amazing word from the Lord! If you are looking around at the chaos, STOP! LOOK UP! God is moving for His people! Not only is this a word for the USA, but for the world. Know that God is on the move for His people, world wide! Praise Him today! Praise the Lord God of Heaven’s armies!

In this word, the Lord kept saying, “says the Lord,” more times than he usually does. As you read, you notice He transitions it into the “Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” He reminds us that He parted the Red Sea, meaning He saved His people from a great army, a great defeat, slaughter even from the enemy’s wrath. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is going into battle for God’s people now, and He is bringing an army of angels. Get ready people of God, our God is about to bring a great defeat to our enemies, His enemies who want to slaughter God’s people and wipe the true gospel from the earth! That will never happen! The enemy’s evil agenda is about to be exposed and destroyed. What looked like a sure defeat then, became one of the greatest victories in all of history; God’s victory! And the same powerful God will and is bringing victory now!

Then, He reminded us that He split the rock and poured out water to a thirsty people, a nation and their flocks, which was their welfare. Pouring out; God is pouring out His spirit on His people to choose Him and His agenda at this critical time in history when people’s hearts are thirsty for the true word of God, because the true word of God, with His power, is the true gospel, which is being shut down by hireling pastors. God is showing us that after the enemy is exposed and defeated, for God’s people to come out from beneath Satan’s great blanket of deception, the spirit of defeatism. God will pour out His spirit for a thirsty people for a resurgence of the true gospel and the power of the blood of Jesus.

Then, He also reminded us that He sent one angel in one night to slay an approaching army to save His people from death and slavery where they would not be able to freely worship and give Him praise and honor. He here is reminding us how quickly He can slay our enemies, and how things can change drastically with God’s favor on His people in one day. He saved them so they would believe in Him again and glorify Him!

The time is now! God is moving in His spirit of Victory as only God can. Choose this day who you will serve people of the earth! Whosoever is on the Lord’s sided, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, come on over to His Victory and begin to praise Him!! Glory hallelujah!!! To God, our heavenly Father, be the honor and glory forever! Amen.

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Blessings and prayers to you and may you feel his presence and love today,

Della

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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…

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!

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Love and prayers to you

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Della


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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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.

(I want to put an ad here: My books are all about the uniqueness of each and every one of my characters in my fiction novels. And I celebrate them and the Lord while I write each story. My stories are not cookie cutter genre! If that is what you want, the same old same old, you will not appreciate my stories of love, faith, growth, intrigue, and romance. They are each unique, because I want my characters to each come off as real, unique, one-of-a-kind characters; ones the readers can empathize with. Why do I say empathize? {I found this on the web. I don’t know who said it, but it fits here.} By means of empathy, a great painting, or novel, becomes a mirror of the self.)

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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