Wednesday, August 9, 2017

THE NARROW WAY: The Road Less Traveled


Travelers,

An old post with a now revelation:
This Week's Blog Topic: The Road Less Traveled

I had a conversation with a stranger in the BMV this morning. We spoke briefly about how we both observe that people just go along with the status quo, never challenging what's in front of them. Never taking the time, or making the effort to examine beyond what is told to them, or what appears to be popular. Following blindly down roads that appear to lead to popular places, people and things, with no thought about the outcome.

While I sat here in front of my computer, feeling the need to blog, Robert Frost's poem entitled "The Road Less Traveled came to mind." I've read the poem several times and many theories can be derived about what the writer meant, implied, inferred, and a host of other analytical and literary terms.

The poem in its entirety reads:

The Road Less Traveled
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Today this poem has a new meaning, a new revelation for me. I'm not quite sure what Robert Frost was thinking, but the thought that came to mind is that in this particular season and at this particular hour we are at the intersection that branches off into two opposite directions. The time is at hand to choose which path we will take. We can't venture down both at the same time, hence a choice is inevitable. Not choosing is not an option, as no choice is still a decision - an implied decision to remain in the same place, in the same state.

I'm led to recall and recite the scripture reference in Joshua 24:15 that states "... choose you this day whom ye will serve...". God is calling us to make a choice; we will either live for Him, or live at enmity with Him. It's not enough just to act as if, the choice is a conscious decision to follow the rules of the road.

Though there is uncertainty associated with both roads, we know that the road of truth is the one that leads us straight to Our Father.

Ironically enough, this blog was fostered out of my morning BMV experience, yet is so relevant. When we venture unto a road there are rules, instructions, guidelines, that we must follow. When we are in violation of these rules, we are faced with penalties and consequences.

Even more ironically, when we get caught it's not usually the first time we were in violation. It's just the first time we got caught. The first "known" offense is generally a warning or a fine, but repeat offenders adamant to continue to defy the law, suffer more severe consequences; which can ultimately lead to court appearances, license revoke and/or incarceration depending on the severity of the offense. Some road experiences can even lead to death - of self and/or of others or both!

In our society, as we know it today, the road to God, to salvation, to following Him with your whole heart, in your walk, not just your talk is indeed the "Road Less Traveled, " and there are consequences for choosing this road. Friends and family may foresake you. You won't be the most popular, you will be rejected and subjected to often the unimaginable. Though the road may not be as attractive as the alternate, it is the one that leads to life, peace, abundance and manifold favor and blessings that are eternal in nature. It is the road of promise.

Though rough at times, the assurance is that while we walk in truth, though we may stumble, though we may even fall, we still walk on purpose to our appointed destiny. Along this road, there are curves, warning signs, stop signs, informational signs, under construction signs, detours and other roadside indicators that assist us while we are on our way.

Yet as the writer concludes and so will I... " I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Which road will you choose?

A traveler,
~Deneen
A Woman Assigned!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

TAKE UP A LAMENTATION — HAVE YOU CONSIDERED? GOD'S ANGER AT SIN


March 2, 2017

This morning in prayer I was directed to read Lamentation 2. I will provide it in its entirety at the end of this post. What was also brought to memory was a previous post entitled, "A TRUMPET: To the Wise and to the Foolish: Take Up a Lamentation," for which the link is provided.

The Word of the Lord:

Beloved daughter, guard not this word, for before it is complete, it shall manifest. Long have I suffered for my children to come and seek the paths of righteousness. I have instructed in my word, seek ye first, as a priority, the kingdom of God and it's righteousness and all else would be added. But what my children have done is moved their feet from the path that leads to the cross and changed my words, and fashioned gods to themselves that look nothing like Me, beloved. Sacrifice is but a byword for they seek pleasures always and fill themselves with what cannot satisfy. 

The whole of Scripture is the will of God, my revealed will performed in the life of Yahushua, the embodiment of the word of God. How cylical? Yet they see it not. They worship a stranger for the image of my son is marred among them. Who do they say He is, beloved? He is a liar, a thief and a murderer? Does he envy and covet? Is my Son full of pride and Himself? Did He do His will or Mine? 

Foolish ones have they become. My son, Yahushua gave his life – my gift to mankind, for the sin problem of the world, that humanity might see, might know the way back to Me, yet they turn a deaf ear and the blind eye to the truth. Truth? What is it amongst they who say they know it, but are offended by it and despise those who seek after it? Beloved, there is no punishment sufficient for how they sin so expediently against me with no conscience or recourse. So, as they have sown, now they reap. They care not for how they offend and transgress against Me, and lead poor examples for others to follow. The heathen have cause to blaspheme My Name, for they who fail to live according to my ways teach them to do so by their demonstrations. 

So be it. It is settled in heaven. Til they repent — now I must turn away. Destruction of everything not founded in me. Reject the Cornerstone, the Head of the corner, if you may; choose to ignore that the cross is the way if you must, but I WILL NOT CHANGE, says Yahuah. 

You know they will think it to be cruel, beloved. Many will be infuriated, but why, when I instructed you in my word? Now that which I regret; I must perform, is come. My word says that every man shall be rewarded for their doings. I can no longer consequence the innocent and the faithful, nor can we advance with the way of the wayward and the rebellious. Now, that which was held up, is no longer. 

REPENT says the Lord. REPENTANCE now is required. THAT is not negotiable.

Lamentations 2 (KJV)

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.

He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.

4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.

5 The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the Lord hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

7 The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast.

8 The Lord hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.

12 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.

13 What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

14 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.

15 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

16 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

17 The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

20 Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.

22 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the Lord's anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

WOUNDED IN THE HOUSE OF FRIENDS


February 19, 2016

Zechariah 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
Beloved, come to me. I lend thee Mine ear. I hear the petition you bring before Me and I hear. What a sweet, sweet, savor in My ear. Cry no more, o' daughter of the King, for on this day I render according to My righteous decrees. Where there is faith, faith still remains. I hear o' precious one the prayers of the righteous and the heart of the Father on display when you show the wounds of your friends yet you still pray for them.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

YE ADULTERERS, HERE YE THE WORD OF THE LORD


from January 3, 2015

With so many voices vying for attention, with so many words that are being uttered, I asked the Lord, to show me where we are. Many speak of great blessing, and God does desire, He greatly desires to bless His people, but not before He deals with what hinders the blessing — sin, adultery and idolatry — just as it was with physical Israel in the scriptures, so is it again with spiritual Israel. There is nothing new under the sun. 

Oftentimes, the words, dreams, visions, and instructions to post them, are not easy to do. This is of His commission, not my own. The unpopular words and phrases are not of my choosing, nor any of His messengers who are called to such a task. Yet when we say "yes" to His will and not our own, we understand that this is bigger than us, and we do what thus saith the Lord.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

THE LORD HAS SPOKEN IT!

November 6, 2016

THE LORD GOD HAS SPOKEN IT!

Write My words, My child, write what I say this day.

Started hearing the words to the song, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” All hail the power of Jesus’ name. Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem and crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem and crown Him Lord of all.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

THE DEFINING HOUR IS COME


Morning of October 27, 2016

Beloved what a beautiful rendition of justice spoken forth in truth and love and accuracy. The arm of the wicked seemingly strong against those who have held to My will and honored My ways. Now the winds that blow, that set aright My order, beloved. Tables turned, rugs pulled out, upheavals and divine reversals all in play. No longer shall the hand of the wicked be permitted to touch a child of the King. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LET US EXAMINE OURSELVES...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

During prayer, I was pondering 2 Timothy 3:1-5

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

THE BOOKS ARE OPEN. THE JUDGMENT IS SET. REPENT AND BE RESTORED!


From September 18, 2014

I, your Maschiach, God who came in the flesh, I come. I come, soon, again I come. Make straight the paths. Prepare ye the way. Many are called. Few are chosen. I call to My chosen this day. Prepare to stand before Me. Prepare to receive of Me.

Monday, August 22, 2016

THE DIE IS CAST!


From August 22, 2015

The night of August 21 | morning of August 22, I had a series of three dreams.  I am sharing the dreams as they were received. I received a word as well.

FIRST DREAM:
A sister in Christ had on an engagement ring (engaged to the world). A woman (her mother, nurturer) brought over a skimpy skirt (covering, garment) — a very inappropriate garment and told her to wear it when she went to see him. In her room, she was set up very comfortably. She and her sister (worldly, carnal) were roommates and the space they shared was quite cozy.  I was more of a spectator and not yet a part of what was going on. In the dream, I was saddened because she continued to defy God.

Then she went in to take a shower before she got dressed. After she got out, I told her that I was leaving. She said that she was going to give me a ride home, but I didn't want her to. I really didn't want to be in her company. I was ready to leave. 

As I prepared to go, I turned around and held out her hand. The ring wasn't there. I knew that she removed it.

SECOND DREAM: 
I was at what I can best describe as a wilderness park of some sort. At first, we were in front of an office. There was a black woman there seated behind a desk. She mentioned that the family was out there and wanted to send help. The park was then closed, I presume, and the family was left out in the wilderness. 

The father of the family (a white male) was trying to protect his family. There were people trying to kill them. They shot at them, killed some, some were raped and endured all kinds of offensive acts performed against them. 

At some point, the father made it out with those who were left. When they arrived at the office the black woman remembered him. They brought them in, gave them shelter and told then that they were safe. They were provided with refreshments and the people in the office tended to them; took care of them. They were really traumatized. The man (father) began to share all that they experienced.

THIRD DREAM:
I saw a huge crowd of people with dirt and soot all over them. They appeared to be coming up out of graves and pits. They were all headed in one direction. My thoughts were that they were those who were returning to the Lord. 

This dream put me in remembrance of a vision where I saw a multitude of people whose faces were covered with soot. They were kneeling in the earth and the rain began to fall and washed away the dirt. They were cleansed of the filth and the puddles of water that formed around them became as light. When they looked into the water, their faces reflected the light and the glory of God was upon them. 

What I believe about the dreams is that although they were separate dreams, they all fit together. 

The first dream speaks of a believer who was in sin, harlotry, spiritual adultery, who after they took a shower (washed themselves,) removed the trinkets of the world. 

The second dream, I believe, speaks to the wilderness that all must endure in order to tried and tested. The way may seem perilous, but just as in the dream, the father who made it out was prepared to tell his testimony. I bellieve those who made it out with him were the remnant, the remaining ones.

The last dream, speaks of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the time of resurrection,  The process of change/transformation, when we are made ready to receive and reflect God's glory.

WORD FROM THE LORD: THE DIE IS CAST

the die is cast (meaning): an event has happened or a decision has been made that cannot be changed.

"My beloved daughter, write these things for your own knowledge that you may be enlightened this day. The light of My glory comes and it shall shine upon man's ways, beloved, a final opportunity for some to enter in, to enter in. This is the time of great upheaval, calamity, a storm of mass proportions to bring them into the ark of safety. Be ye forewarned my love. It truly has begun. I spoke to thee of these things for in advance to prepare your heart for now it comes. 

Silence your fears, your woes and cast your burden upon Me, I will strengthen you. Yet, My love even in the midst of calamity, uncovering, upheavals, My glory shall abound upon My precious, faithful sons and daughters. Now is the time to shine. You shall be all aglow, the glory of My presence shall exude from you. Trails of light shall fall from you and others shall desire to follow.

Beloved, the die is cast, there is no turning back now. We must keep the appointed times of the LORD. Worry not, for all you have need of is come. Do all as I instruct. I will call and ask you to pray. I will yield through you My voice to call forth My commands. 

The people of the land shall surely know their God. My grief for their sinfulness shall be satisfied in My wrath. It is upon you now. I have heard the prayers of the faithful. I will always hear the righteous when they cry, but a broken spirit and contrite heart is what I require.  

It is time for My people to be broken over their sin. They sin against Me with such diligence, with intention. If the effort to continue in sin was invested in the knowledge of who I am, than right reverence of their God would yield for them great results. Now many amongst the multitude shall know that their works are vain. Vanity, says the LORD, just vanity.

Now that the tables are turned, I shall showcase My faithful. My very own firebrands. They who will call down fire from heaven to destroy the works of man. My words are already in their hearts, now they shall release them. Behold, for I Am. This is the time of the great uprising, says the Lord of Hosts.

Jubilant shall be they who cast aside their way and took up the ancient paths. Nothing given or lost shall be without due and just reward. Beloved, come when I call for you. This is not a word afar off, says YHWH. "

I AM THE AUTHOR OF LOVE... TO YOU IT IS EXTENDED




From August 22, 2012

I Am a Loving Father who cares deeply for His children. My children have desired to pave their own ways void of My guidance, void of My leading; walking independent of Me. Shall I not correct their course, for My way is the only way?

Light emits from My way, but darkness is the way that opposes My way. Many walk in darkness and perceive it as a false light, but the true from the false shall be determined in this hour. Many think they know My way, but are misled; driven away and drowning out the sound of My voice, giving heed to the lusts and pleasures this world has to offer.

I offer life abundantly in Me. Is there any thing greater? My blood was shed to set you free, yet many choose bondage for the sake of reputation and fame. There is no life outside of Me, for death lurks about seeking to steal all that you have in Me — life everlasting.

I extend the offer again for all to come to Me and drink of the life giving, healing and refreshing waters. Be set free of all that hinders you in Me. Come with a heart of sincere repentance and I will receive you, says the LORD. Come and soak and abide in my presence. I extend My love and invite you to come and experience all that I have for you. I desire for my children to know love as I give it and then share it with others. How can you know love lest you learn it of Me; for I Am love.

I am the God who loves His creation. If my creation would obey My commands then they would know the heart of the Father. I said I would never leave you or forsake you, but many have forsaken Me. Yet, I stand ready to receive them that will repent in this hour and come fully unto Me. Bring Me your whole heart and I will fill it. There is no love outside of Me. It is love that empowers all things. Love gives life. For I Am love and the giver of life.

Set your affections on Me and I shall receive of you. Abandon the ways of this world, which is dying and drink of the waters, the refreshing waters of life that spring from Me. I desire to be the Lover of your soul. My arms are extended to embrace you, but you must come. I force no one, but desire you come. Come unto Me and see great and marvelous things; things that the world can't offer you, My children.

I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. That is only achieved in Me. Don't miss your chance to live and abide solely in Me, for your life — now and eternal depends on being in Me.

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Scripture References: Proverbs 3:11-12, 1John 1:5-9, John 10:10, John 4:14, Acts 3:19, 1John 4:7-12, John 3:16, John 15:10, Colossians 3:2