Jewels From Judy
Saturday, November 25 2006
Please bear with me as I set the stage for this important word to the church from the Lord. If you prefer to just read this exhortation, feel free to scroll down.
Last month I was invited to Uganda to speak, but before stepping out in faith to get my airline ticket I asked the Lord a question. "Lord, if this is indeed You who are sending me, what would You have me say to the people there?" He answered, "I will tell you when you are on your way."
As we know, God's ways are not our ways! (See Isaiah 55)
On the flight between London and Uganda I awoke from my slumber and because the subject at one of the conferences was ?discipleship' I asked, "What does this mean exactly, Lord, to be a disciple of Christ?" I had my thoughts on it, but I wanted to hear what He had to say. While I was still lying down, He began to speak to me. I asked Him if I needed to sit up and write down what He was saying or if I would remember it all. I immediately recognized this foolish question was rooted in the laziness of my flesh. Of course I had to get up and write it down! We know what the Lord spoke to the prophet in the Word:
Habakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.
I repented of my impudence, sat up, retrieved my notebook, and turned on the TV screen in front of me to check the status of my flight. It was 12:52am and the map revealed the plane was just then flying into Africa! So it was at the precise moment of my entry to this great continent that the Lord spoke this to me. As I shared it at the conferences, churches and schools, it became a catalyst for more prophetic words to come forth specifically for our Ugandan brethren. All glory and honor to our King!
This exhortation about what it means to be a disciple of Christ edifies the entire church body and not just one country or even continent. This is for the Disciples of Christ. This is for you. This is for me.
May the reader run with it in Jesus' name. Amen
Forever in His merciful arms,
October 24, 2006
"To be My disciple means to walk as I walked - to be as I Am. First and foremost - I Am Love! I love you and I desire you to walk in the type of love that I displayed and modeled for you. (See John 8:12; 1John 4:7-21, 5:1-5)
"The Only way I could walk in that love as the Son of Man was to spend time with My Father. I loved Him 1st. I love My Father and He loves Me. We are separate [individuals] but we are One. As the Son of Man I faced many opportunities to rightfully lash out at people, but the love that I had - that love that came from My Father - overrode it [the temptation to sin in anger]. The times you read in Scripture that [gives the impression that] I was angry - when I spoke the ?woes' to the Scribes and Pharisees and when I cleansed the temple - were from the love of the Father. It was not anger as much as it was sorrow. I know there is much debate on this and I do not bring you a new doctrine - I bring you My heart cry. (See Isaiah 53:3-5; Mark3:5; John 3:35-36; Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34; John 2:14-17; Psalm 69)
"Love one another as I have loved you." (See John 5:19-27)
"Many cry out to see Me - to see My face and I tell you the truth - when you look at one another you are looking at Me. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
"Do not look to those who are obviously [following] Me to see Me, though you may have to start there to grasp this concept, but look to the least of the brethren. What you do to them, you do to Me. What you do with each other, you do with Me. What you do for them, you do for Me. (See Matthew 25:40)
"Understand that I desire for you to care for one another. One person cannot take care of the whole world. You can in no way fathom how many are alone with no help." (Suddenly I saw the entire world and as it turned I could see millions, maybe billions of hurting people in that flash of a second of time.)
"But if you will touch people around you in My name and with My love, then if those you touch with My love will turn and in kind and touch those around them with My love, and those then also touch others who are around them with My love - THEN MY LOVE WILL BE LIKE A FIRE SPREADING THROUGH A DRY FOREST. (See Matthew 3:11-12 and Luke 4:18-19; 12:49)
"Judy, do you see those lights down there?" I looked out my window and saw the lights He spoke of far below us. "We are over very difficult [barren] land, yet people live here. It is the Sahara Desert. Even out here - the lights are connected." I looked and the lights below looked like one long thin caravan with darkness surrounding it as far as the eye could see.
"I Am the light of the world and in Me there is no darkness. As My disciples reflect the light of My love, they ignite others to reflect the light of My love. (See Matthew 5:14 -16; 6:22; John 8:12; 9:5; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 5:5-16)
"Do you see?
"I Am a Consuming Fire! But I do not bring a destructive fire. I bring a fire that burns off the ropes and sets men, women and children free. My fire is My passion for My church. I burn with love for My church. Touch each other with this pure and holy fire. Touch each other with this pure and holy love. IGNITE those around you with holy fire. (See Hebrews 12:29; Daniel 3:21-28; Acts 1:3-8; 1 John 4:18)
"Be careful not to allow the enemy of your soul, Satan, to manipulate you into perverting My love. My love sets people free. My perfect love destroys fear. My love covers you. My love will never lead you into immorality. Be aware! Satan will use your own desires to sin against Me. You must be wise! You must be diligent! You must stand guard! (See John 8:32; Galatians 5:13-26; Colossians 3:5-10; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Peter 5:8; Hebrews 12:1; Matthew 10:16)
"To be My disciple means to be like Me. I Am like My Father. We are holy! Be holy as I Am holy and IGNITE those around you to be holy. I would not say this if it were not possible. This can only be done as you are led by My Spirit. So follow your Guide. Heed your Teacher. You were created in Our image. (See Matthew 5:48; John14-15; Ephesians 1:4; 5:27; Jude 20-25; Genesis 1:26)
"Come, Follow Me." (See Matthew 4:19; 19:21)