Awakened to Truth
The clock in my body went off awakening me to get up as was customary each morning at 4:30am. I began my routine by turning on the coffee pot and washing my face. When the coffee was ready, I poured a cup, and went to my office to spend time with my Heavenly Father. Sometimes the Holy Spirit would have me pray, sometimes meditate on His word, and sometimes just being still and listening to His voice within me. After about 30 minutes, I got very sleepy and I heard Father Say, "go lie down and get comfortable." I went to the sofa in our living room and wrapped up in a blanket laying my head on a pillow. I turned on my side, closed my eyes, and asked Father to still my thoughts so that I would be teachable to hear only His voice.
The silence took over. I could hear the living room clock ticking, the waterfall from the garden outside filling the gap of silence between the clock's tick-tock. I rested and waited. Then I heard Father's voice within that said, "You have ears to hear, but you are not hearing." My heart's desire was to be teachable, yet Father just told me I was not listening. He said "ears to hear."
Instantly my inner thoughts went to my "ears" and I began to notice a sound coming from my right ear as I pressed the side of my head to the pillow. The sound was not a noise that I could define, but would only be audible when I took in deep breaths. It would stop when I breathed out. My heart began to race as I started to breathe in more quickly and noticed the sound would still be there, yet again, would stop each time I breathed out.
I then heard Father Say, "The breath that you take in is My breath, which is life, love, and light. It is who you are today. You are surrounded in My Life giving water (atmosphere) as a baby in her mother's womb fully protected (Genesis 1:2). What is on the outside of you cannot hurt you unless you allow it to come into your thoughts and you give it life. This is the power that you have; the breath of life or death (Proverbs 18:21). It is up to you to be the manifestation of the resurrected life of Christ; the new name that no man can give you, yet has been in you before you were conceived. "And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God" (Isaiah 62:2-3). It is only new to you in time, ignorance, and darkness; but has always been with you before the foundations of the world. I have chosen to make known to you the glorious richness of this mystery; it is Christ in you, the hope of my glory, filling the earth with ME." (Col. 1:27)
As I laid there listening in the loving atmosphere of My Father's presence, a vision came to my thoughts. A door to a house opened. I knew in my heart that it was my house and the door was the front door, yet it did not open into the foyer or living room that was customary to see. The door opened into a laundry room. Again, my spirit told me that this was my laundry room, yet it did not look like anything I was familiar with in the natural. The room was overly large for the size of what I was familiar with to be the laundry room, and it had windows on all the walls. There was also another door on the far side of the room from within the house that entered into the laundry room, but I was not allowed to enter it…yet. The Holy Spirit kept me focused on what I saw in the room where laundry would be attended.
I noticed that the walls were painted a white that was whiter than any paint hue I had ever seen. As I walked around the room, I noticed shimmers of other colors on the walls that would appear and disappear as I moved. When I stood in the center of the room, I notice that the view outside the windows was not very clear. My natural mind said, "The windows have dirt on them and need cleaning, but the Holy Spirit corrected me and said 'no, they are already clean, you just aren't looking through the windows with the right garment on.'" I turned to take a closer look at what was in the laundry room and I noticed that there was no washing machine. In fact, the only machine was a dryer. It was a design where the door opens in front. This door was not only opened, but the clothes that were inside, where dry and wrinkled from sitting in the dryer for a while. I asked the Holy Spirit where the washing machine was, and He said, "There is no need to wash what is already clean."
"There is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemed any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean" (Rom. 14:14).
I asked about the clothes in the dryer that were clean noticing that they were all my garments, but wrinkled from sitting in the dryer. My natural instinct was to turn the dryer back on to try to loosen the wrinkles, but then this Scripture in Philippines came to my thoughts:
"The peace of God, which passeth ALL understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you" (Phil. 4:7-9).
The Holy Spirit said, "These are garments that belong to you now that you must put on, they are clean. The garment of praise; the garment of love; the garment of peace and mercy; the garment of my Holy Spirit in you."
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Moreover, they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" (Gal.5:22-25).
The love and warmth of the Spirit of my Father continued to say, "If you turn the dryer on after the garments have been sitting for a while, a few wrinkles will be released, but the garments will still need to go through pressing and steaming. If you take one of the garments and get it wet, then put it back in the dryer, and allow it to be tumbled with the other garments, all of the garments will be wrinkle free. It doesn't matter which garment (love, peace, forgiveness, mercy, etc) that you water with my WORD, my presence, because all the garments will be drawn to the water."
I took the garment of "love" and watered it with the word found in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
I asked the Holy Spirit to be my teacher with this and He shared, "I am your Father who created you. I chose you. You did not choose ME. I loved you so much that I gave Myself to take away anything and everything that had caused separation from MY love through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 John 4: 9-10). Nothing can separate you from my love (Psalm 139:8), "Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:37-39). What I took away, does not exist anymore, nor will it ever because I declared that it was FINISHED (John 19:30)! All has been created for My good pleasure (Eph. 1:9). My love for you is unconditional and everlasting. Believe this. My life, My identity, will bring an awakening of TRUTH and LIFE that is in you NOW so that when others see you, they see ME (John 14: 9-12)"
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father" (John 16:13-16).
I did as the Holy Spirit taught and placed the garment of unconditional/everlasting love upon my head. Instantly I was as a bride adorned in white raiment clothed for her bridegroom. I turned to look out the windows to see if I could see my reflection in the glass….there was no glass…there was not even walls or windows in the room…there was only the beauty and glory of MY Father's LOVE surrounding me. Everything I saw was HIM. I was mesmerized by the moment that time had stopped, yet in the background, I heard a clock tick that I had not been hearing, and the waterfall that I forgot was just outside my house. I wanted to recapture that moment of experiencing the magnitude of my Father's love that I turned back to the dryer to reach for another garment. The dryer had stopped turning as if there was no power supplying it. I opened the door and could find no other garments inside. In fact, I looked around the room and could not find even one piece of clothing anywhere.
Then the Word of the Lord spoke to my spirit saying, "What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all" (John 13:7, 10). "And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with you. Amen." (Rom. 16:20).
The Holy Spirit said, "Here is wisdom: Satan is the serpent's tail that speaks between your ears words of the false prophet. You have the mind of Christ, but the working out of your salvation is a process of being confronted with trials and tribulations that will cause tumbling of your "identity garments" with the WORD and/or pressing your garments with steam to remove the wrinkles."
We are all the resurrected life of Christ today. As He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). For the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Rom. 8:11). Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory (1 Cor 15:51-54). You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are NOW the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but NOW have obtained mercy (1 Peter 2:9-10).
The Holy Spirit continued to reveal in me, "You have been made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For Jesus testified, you are a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec (Heb. 7:16-17). There are no more garments in the dryer because the garment of unconditional/everlasting love, which is who you are in Christ, encompasses all the other garments as one…a coat of many colors as white light is the fullness of all. "Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless (Eph 5:25-27).
I awakened to an understanding that the prayer that Jesus prayed for the world must be my prayer as I look through the windows of life, the eyes of His understanding, and with the garment of Christ in my heart. "I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them" (John 17:14-26).
"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you" (Phil 3:13-15).
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself" (Phil 3:20-21).
"Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool" (Isaiah 1:19 AMP).
"I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man," dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades" (Rev. 1:12-18).
"For the Lord your God is God of gods (you) and Lord of lords (you), the great, the mighty, the terrible God, Who is not partial and takes no bribe" (Deut. 10:17 AMP).
Jesus said within me, "Peace to you! Just as the Father has sent Me forth, so I am sending you. And having said this, He breathed within me and said to me, Receive the Holy Spirit! Now having received the Holy Spirit, and being led and directed by Him if I forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if I retain the sins of anyone, they are retained" (John 20: 21-23).
Our Father's love, mercy, and life in you and around you be manifested today as the earth is filled with the glory of God.