Gracious! I’m so sorry it’s been over a week again since I said I’d get the next message out. It’s so easy to get completely engrossed in the editing process on the blog site – especially when the Lord has been speaking to us again through what we’re rereading. The good news is that you get to read the new message on the blog! I hope you like the format! You can also access all our previous messages here by clicking on the “Healing/Faith Journey Category on the right side of the screen. All of our messages have HFJ(#) at the end to help you follow in order. As you can see in the title of this message, we are on message #71.
And those of you who were unable to easily access the other notes (via FB) that I’ve sent links for, you can now also find those notes on the blog too. You can use the search bar to type in names of specific articles or click on the Prophecy/Teaching category on the right side to find most of them. I’m still transferring/editing the last few in the series, but they should be done this week.
I hope all the extra time on the last confession has helped it become solidified more than it would have been otherwise.
“I know that apart from Jesus I CAN DO NOTHING. But I am not apart from Jesus. I purpose to REMAIN IN HIM and to let HIS WORDS REMAIN IN ME. Therefore, I receive whatever I ask of Him because I ask in His Name in confident faith based on His Word in Me. I bear MUCH FRUIT, glorifying God, and showing that I belong to and follow Him and that He lives in me! He has chosen and appointed me to bear fruit that will last! THROUGH HIM I CAN DO ALL THINGS! (John 15:5-8, 16; 16:23-27; I John 5:14-15, Philippians 4:13)”
I will not be able to share all the confirmations we’ve received during this time, but I was so blessed by how the Lord brought confirmations for all of the major themes contained in this confession. He immediately began bringing multiple confirmations of the truths that:
~ we can do NOTHING without Him, but ALL THINGS through/with Him
~ our prayers are extremely powerful and He truly does want to give us whatever we ask when we’re abiding in Him/His Word and He/His Word are abiding in us (and our prayers are based on His Word)
But the theme that He most emphasized, which really surprised me since I had not anticipated this at all, was the theme that:
~ He has CHOSEN AND APPOINTED US
Right after we began meditating on this confession, He gave us John 9 about the healing of the man who was blind from birth. (read whole account from John 9 here). “The blind” receiving sight has been a recurring theme for us in this season as we’ve been crying out to the Lord to be able to SEE THE WAY we’re supposed to go in order to follow Him into the new territory where He’s leading us after taking the leap of faith He called us to take (as mentioned in previous messages). So, He already had my full attention when I began reading this account. But when I got to verse 7, it seemed especially illuminated to me by the Holy Spirit.
…He (Jesus) spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
I began asking, “Lord, are you saying our ability to SEE what we’re supposed to do next is connected to washing our eyes in ‘the Pool called SENT’ ~ that it somehow involves receiving the revelation of being SENT by You?”
The very next morning, we tried to listen to a sermon by someone we felt the Lord was leading us to listen to more often. But when we tried to listen to his sermon, instead it turned out to be a sermon by a guest speaker. The speaker was Paula White. We began hearing confirmations in her message immediately, letting us know this was a divinely orchestrated encounter from God. But we were floored when she began emphasizing the importance of having a revelation of BEING SENT!!!!! (portions of that message share in part 2) ONLY JESUS! Continually amazed!!
to be continued… (see part 2 here)
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