Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To the Beloved!

Word of the Lord spoken to Sister Carlette L King!


“Where is thy seeking? Where is thy chase? Where is thy hunger for My touch, and thy thirsting for My voice? Where is thy desire and passion? Where is thy longing and waiting?”, says the lover of my soul.

In my time with the Lord at 3:50 this morning, He softly spoke these words to me. We talked a while. And when He spoke, it was not harsh as a ruler or like that of the heavy storm.... He spoke tenderly and softly. He spoke of His longing for the intimacy of His bride to be. Of how the lovers chase has become more of one wandering in the desert instead of sitting beside a refreshing stream on a warm day in a shaded garden. He spoke of His Beloved, saying, “look how far I've come”, instead of saying, I will go where you go. And His Beloved building spiritual towers of Babel, focusing on themselves and their own personal gain...of being more lovers of self and progress, than love, romance and commitment with Him. He spoke of His poured out blood that He paid for our ransom. And for the lack of love between each other.

His Beloved, we must awaken from our slumber and hear the voice of our Bridegroom! Many Christians play the dating game when it comes to Christ. Some date or entertain the idea of a relationship, yet serving themselves first. I have heard some say that they would get more serious with Jesus after they fulfilled their dreams or after they got their big position at work. And I have heard some only come to Him in perilous times or had no one else to turn to. These types of so-called Christians, are lukewarm. God's word says that He'd rather have us hot or cold then lukewarm. Since we do not know the time nor the hour when the King of Kings breaks through those clouds, NOW would be a good time to examine ourselves and where we fall short, get ourselves turned around. To be truly committed, a lover of Christ, to seek Him, to chase Him to hunger for His touch, to thirst for His voice, to desire Him and to passionately long for Him – Oh the lover of our souls!

Beloved, what concerns our Bridegroom, must be a concern for us! We must be committed, fully committed. He must have our first in everything. No other gods before Him! To love Him, we must love of each other! We must have that same excitement, joy and zeal that we had when we first came to Him and received Him! Beloved, now is the time to stand apart from the world. Collectively, we are the Bride of Christ. We are Betrothed to Him. And now is the time to prepare, for he is coming soon. All of these things in this world that we are temporarily living in, will disappear, rust and decay. And surely we know, not God or His Word for they are everlasting! Let us not be too busy in well doing, be ready, stand watch and listen closely, for the lover of our souls will soon be breaking through the clouds Beloved! Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King - our Bridegroom awaits!

1 John 4:8
Revelation 1:5
Revelation 3:15, 16
Revelation 19:7, 9

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Taste Your Words

Just a reminder to taste your words before you spit them out. If they aren’t pleasing to your taste buds then most likely no one else will like them either.  Words that do not taste good should not proceed out of your mouth, but rather they should be allowed to exit out of the dung gate.

1 Peter 3:10-12  For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit, and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it, because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their request. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
Proverbs 18:21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

The Power of the Tongue

Jas 3:3-13 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.  In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself. People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!  Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can't draw fresh water from a salty spring. If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Are You Ready?

And I will betroth thee unto Me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness:  and thou shalt know Jehovah Himself.  And it shall come to pass in that day, I will respond,  saith the LORD, I will respond to the heavens,  and they shall hear the earth; And the earth shall respond to the corn,  and the new wine, and the oil; and they shall respond to Jezreel [the seed of God which He will sow].  And I will sow her [the new Israel] unto Me in the earth; and I will have pity [will call her Ruhamah] upon her that had not obtained mercy [Lo-Ruhamah]; and I will say to them which were not My People [Lo-ammi], Thou art My People [Ammi art thou]; and the whole nation as one man shall say, ‘Thou art my God.' “Hosea 2:19-23                                                                                

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Who is the Church?

What does Apostle Paul have to say about the Church?
NKJV - II Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

The Message - II Corinthians 11:2 The thing that has me so upset is that I care about you so much - this is the passion of God burning inside me! I promised your hand in marriage to Christ, presented you as a pure virgin to her husband. (I don't really like the Message Bible but it did a great job with this Scripture)

Who is the Shulamite?

I have a challenge for  you today.  I would like for you to change your mindset and stop thinking of Church in the normal sense.  You know, the place where you go to sing a little, hear some good preaching, get your shout on and go home. Now before you get offended, I want you to understand that I'm not saying there is anything wrong with going to Church and getting your praise on.  What I am saying is it is far more to our walk than that.  Church (as the body of Christ) it is time for us to elevate our mindset and start thinking beyond the world's view of the meaning of Church.  Press beyond the norm and start thinking about the reason why God would sent His First begotten Son as the ultimate sacrificial lamb.  Why would He do that and what should we be doing because of it?  I'm going to give you a hint.  It's all about reconciliation, redemption and restoration.  The question is, "reconciliation, redemption and restoration to what?"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

For as the heavens are higher than the earth!

Isa 55:9  "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. 10  "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11  So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12  "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13  Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the Lord for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off." 

For as the heavens are high above the earth!

Psa 103:11  For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12  As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13  As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. 14  For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. 15  As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16  For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more. 17  But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children, 18 To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them. 19  The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all. 20  Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. 21  Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure. 22  Bless the Lord, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Take the time!

Take the time and think!
Have you ever just found a quiet place and did nothing except think about God?  If not, I encourage you to take the time and do so.  Take the time and think about how large He is, so large that He cannot be contained; yet, we know that His throne resides in the sides of the north.  Take the time and think about how ancient He is; He does not dwell in time and eternity, but rather, time and eternity dwells in Him.  Take the time and think about how righteous He is; He is so right and correct in all that He does and says; no wrong can exist in Him, period!  Take the time and think about how holy He is; He is so pure and holy that nothing unclean can come near Him, let alone dwell in Him; yet He loved us so much that He sent His son to make a way for us to be with Him.  Take the time and think about how He is the judge of all, incapable of making any error whatsoever.  He judges correctly each and every time, even if we don’t realize it.  His ways and His thoughts are FAR ABOVE our ways and our thoughts.  Take the time and THINK ABOUT HIM!