Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spiritual Eclispe-2013

Habakkuk 2:14
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. “  NIV

Isaiah 60:2
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” NIV

Upon rising Saturday morning, I noticed that the unbalance that I felt in the realm of the spirit the previous day had indeed passed away. There was such a sweet presence, such a stillness that it could not be denied. The atmosphere had shifted and it was going to be an awesome, awesome day.  As I waited for the Father to speak, I got up from my bed and then went into my quiet place. 

Moments later I heard the voice of the Father say that a “Spiritual Eclipse” had occurred in the wee morning hours, right before He had awakened me from my sleep the first time. As I began to ponder on what I heard, instantly a vision of what occurred was before my eyes.
In the vision, I saw the earth surrounded by complete darkness. Moments later, the light of the Father’s presence began to shine forth and fill the darkness with iridescent colors.  As the presence of the Father covered and then surrounded the earth, I heard “My grace is covering the earth and protecting it from the enemy.”  Once these words were spoken the vision was gone and I began to pray as I walked into my office to look up the full meaning of the word eclipse.

“An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer. An eclipse is a type of syzygy.[1]

The term eclipse is most often used to describe either a solar eclipse, when the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface, or a lunar eclipse, when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow. However, it can also refer to such events beyond the Earth-Moon system: for example, a planet moving into the shadow cast by one of its moons, a moon passing into the shadow cast by its host planet, or a moon passing into the shadow of another moon. A binary star system can also produce eclipses if the plane of the orbit of its constituent stars intersects the observer's position.”

Without going deeper into all of the technical things surrounding the different types of eclipses, the wisdom Father released pertains only to the spiritual eclipse that has now occurred and the fact that His glory has increased and is now covering the earth to bring all things back into alignment with Him.


Father thank you for the grace that you have extended to us. Father we thank you for the opportunity to humble ourselves and repent for all things that have not pleased you. Thank you for life. Thank you for your strength. Thank you for your mercy which we do not deserve.  Father thank you for your grace extended to us ever so sweetly.  Show us the way; lead us on the path to true holiness. Lead and guide us into all truth, your truth. Order our steps like never before. Open our eyes to see past the destruction. Open our eyes to see past our flesh. Open our eyes to gaze upon your glory.  We need you more than we have acknowledged. We need your touch and we need your love. We need you more than anything in this earth, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Blessings and Love,
A Scribe for the Lord, A Scribe of the Lord

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Protect your Spiritual Legacy

Daniel 5: 1-6, 18-23

King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them. So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them. As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone.

Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lamp stand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.

18 “Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. 19 Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled. 20 But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. 21 He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.

22 “But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. 23 Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.

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Friday morning as I sat before the Lord, Holy Spirit set a reminder before me concerning the spiritual legacy of writings that I will leave behind when I return home to be with the Father. I reflected on the time in 2000 when I had my first will and testament drawn up and notarized. It was a detailed letter of how I wanted my earthly possessions to be distributed within my family. After my initial will was done a few years later when my first book was published, I added an addendum which covered any material written from 2000 and beyond.

Today, there may be someone reading this who may not be aware of the U.S. Copyright laws which state “Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections, endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author's death.” For each person their divine directives may be different, but for me anything that I’m  prompted to write as part of my scribal assignment has to be copyrighted and protected and preserved for future generations.  Just only a few weeks ago, I read a sad story about the family of a writer who died and his work is now in public domain being used in a manner which does not reflect or honor his family. The family unfortunately do not have the rights to his legacy and are unable to legally stop the harm because the legacy was not properly protected and passed on. 

The scripture referenced above from Daniel 5 shows what happens when the protection of what one has been given steward over were to reach public domain. In the scripture we find where the son of Nebuchadnezzar throws a great banquet and has brought out the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem and used them in a manner which greatly displeased the Father. Belshazzar knew his father’s legacy but he did not honor and hold precious the very things of God. The scripture does not show if his father stressed the importance of the legacy, but if he had, there could have been a much different outcome. (When you have time please read the whole chapter of Daniel 5) The story of ROOTS is an awesome example of showing the importance of protecting one's legacy. Throughout the miniseries it showed how the legacy of Alex Haley's ancestors was passed from generation to generation to generation. Because the legacy was protected and preserved it soon rested in his hands. When Alex Haley began to treat the legacy with honor, the blessings from the previous generations rained down in his life. 

As stewards over the gifts and assignments of the Father, we have a spiritual obligation to protect the legacy so that it does not fall into the public domain or the wrong hands. Every God inspired vision and plan has to be protected so it can remain in the right hands. When the Father, through the death and resurrection of His Son made us joint heirs with Christ, instantly we became keepers and protectors of Christ spiritual legacy. (Romans 8:17 & Colossians 1:12) Because Christ’s legacy is important, so are those things which we do for and through Christ as well.

It is of great importance that those things which are regarded as sacred and holy be protected and treated as the Father desires and not as something common. This is where Belshazzar made his mistake and caused immediate judgment to visit his house. Today as you are led, please take a moment to assess what the Father has placed in your hands and begin to see it as part of your spiritual legacy. Ask yourself how are you treating what the Father sees as sacred and holy? Have you taken any steps to ensure that your legacy is passed into the right hands upon your return to the Father? And are you willing to release your legacy to your heirs at the appointed time? These questions and more can only be answered when you not only understand but embrace the magnitude of what the Father has placed in your hands as something special, sacred and holy.

Your spiritual legacy when protected and preserved, will have a greater opportunity to blossom and become the blessing that the Father has truly destined it to be. 

Blessings and Love,

A Scribe of the Lord, A Scribe for the Lord

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mishandled Goods

Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.”  1 Peter 2:17 NLT

In 1985 while in college, I came home one evening after working at the university bookstore. After making a trek across an empty campus in knee deep snow, I eventually made it home to my off campus apartment; exhausted and wet. As I climbed the stairs and neared the front door to the apartment I shared with three other roommates, I stood frozen in my tracks. The scene that greeted me was something that almost sent my faith into a tailspin. Written across our front door in blood were the words N-----s go home! As I looked down, I saw one of the piglets from the Biology lab tied to our doorknob. He was hung with his head facing downward and his once frozen body now dripped of blood which had also been sprinkled from our front door to the door directly across the hall from us. This apartment housed three of my African American friends, who had also been included in this hate crime.

My first reaction was to go banging on doors to see who did this despicable thing, but godly wisdom and common sense kicked in. Instead, I ran downstairs to the only other apartment in the whole building which housed African Americans and told them what had happened. After calling the police and filing a statement, the officers gave me the same swan song about how they would investigate the incident. Once again, they asked me if we (the nine African American’s who lived in the whole building) would follow their advice about moving back on campus. This time I thanked them halfheartedly and then went into my apartment and bolted the door shut. I called my mother to tell her what had happened and then wondered silently when my roommates were returning from break. A few hours later I was totally relieved when two of my friends from across the hall returned from the Christmas break.  

So, how you may ask does this experience tie in with the scripture and theme of this particular message? A few weeks ago as I reflected on some wisdom that Father released to me about how some have mishandled and treated with disdain some of His precious vessels, my thoughts were carried back to the incident in college. After hearing this word, several days later when I kept seeing words of confirmation concerning this mishandling from several connected apostolic-prophetic people, it made me realize even the more that there is coming forth for those who have been operating in this particular error a time for correction and realignment with their love walk.  

The incident I shared above happened at a predominately white university many years ago. I, along with the 200 African Americans students (out of over 10,000 students) were seen as not only a minority, but unworthy of consideration or respect from some of the students who attended the university.  In the eyes of the Father we were precious because He created us in His very own image. And just because we looked different due to the color of our pigmentation, did not mean that we did not matter. And just because we did wear our hair differently and even dressed differently did not serve as an open license for us to be treated any differently from anyone else on campus. We, just like all of the other students who were enrolled, were in pursuit of a secondary degree to help better our lives.

As we come back to the scripture 1 Peter 2:17, it tells us to “respect everyone.” In other words it means that even if someone is different or does things just a bit differently from you or I does not mean that person should be mishandled and treated with disdain. All people every shape, size and color are human and each person matters. And why is this? Because our creator the Sovereign Father says that all people matter to Him. (1 John 4:11)

As we walk through this life, we are going to encounter people who may not look or even act like us. This is where our real love walk will be tested. What would our honest response be? Will we still be able to treat people kind and show them the true love of the Father? Or will we just brush them off and mishandle the Father’s goods?  Remember, God is not watching to catch us slipping up, but to see if we will humbly stop and repent when we are walking in error.  Just like I was able to with the help of the Holy Spirit recognize my error before going down the hall, you, too are able to stop, think and press the pause button when things happen in your life that are contrary to the Father’s truth. 

May your heart be pricked today to allow the Holy Spirit to search and check the areas where you may have knowingly or unknowingly mishandled the Father’s goods.  Even if you have fallen in this area, know that the hand of the Father is extended to you in love. For as He has loved you with His perfect love, He also desires for you to love your neighbors no matter whom they are. (Matthew 22:39)

Blessings and love,

A Scribe of the Lord, a Scribe for the Lord

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Prayer of Salvation
I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.

It is in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.