Jewels From Judy
Tuesday, May 27 2008
An Exhortation From The Heart Of Father: Come Up!
You have asked to come up higher. You have asked to see from My vantage point. You have asked to see My face. Child, you have asked a great many things. It is My desire to grant these requests, but there are some things you must know and understand before proceeding.
First, it is not possible for you to come to My holy habitation wearing filthy garments or with blood on your hands. One little tumble will defile your beautiful garments, so walk in wisdom! This is no time to get sloppy. What you were able to do in the past season, you may no longer do atop this new vista. If you truly want to come up higher, then you must leave behind all the offenses of the past, present and future. I say future because you think you know how those who have offended you will react, so you anticipate future rejection and attacks. In doing this you operate in fear instead of faith.
Have I not told you that if you speak to the Mulberry Tree to be uprooted and cast into the sea, it will be? That tree was not chosen arbitrarily. It has deep, strong roots, so if you merely cut it down, sucker-trees will grow out of the stump in greater numbers. I also chose it for the potency of its seed. Symbolically these are the small things that crop up and keep cropping up that cause you to stumble. I instruct you to cast it into the sea as it cannot grow in the salty water.
The way to utterly destroy an offense is to speak in faith what you know to be right and good and holy. Speak that which is not as though it already is. I am not asking you to live a life of lies or denial; I Am teaching you a principle of faith. Speak My perfect will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Life and death are in your tongue. You cannot impulsively talk about offenses and your offenders and expect to remain clean before Me. That is foolishness. It is time to put childish things away. If you want to enjoy the privileges of an heir, then you must grow up. Prophesy life into your dead circumstances. As you do this, it not only prevents the bitter roots from re-growing, but it kills the deceptive seeds of offense before they have a chance to germinate and grow.
If you want to come up to where I AM, they you must rid yourself of bitterness and wrath, clamor and offense. Shed the deadness of rejection from your soul. There is no room on My Holy Mountain for a spirit of offense or rejection. Love covers a multitude of sin. Allow My discipline to cleanse you and bring forth peaceable fruit in your life. Ask Me to increase your faith and I will. Break free of bitterness and unforgiveness and come up to where I Am.
Ephesians 4: 29-32 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.
Note: Facts on the Mulberry tree is also known as the Sycamine tree: