Soaring Above the Storm
The storm was approaching and headed for the island where she lived but who could have imagined the loss of lives and the devastation it would bring. The many sleepless nights of walking the floors and praying. Fasting and seeking her Abba Father’s face but nothing could prepare her for this storm. Two a.m., one morning while she sat praying, she stopped for two men had appeared on her front porch. It seemed as if they had come to mark her home which reminded her of when God had sent two angels to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah in the Book of Genesis chapter 19. This was an open vision before her very eyes. Within, she knew something was about to take place. The approaching storm was now growing stronger. All the preparation was made but the bread that was needed, she was not able to do it, everything seemed scattered. This was indictive of her experience in the secret place earlier that money where an unseen hand laid her out on the floor stretched out like a dead woman. She heard an unknown language along with the interpretation, “Beneath the sea!” She tried once again to mix the bread and as her hand was mixing the ingredients with the flour. Her cell phone rang and on the receiving end was the Radio Announcer from the Station with a request for her over the air waves for God to spare the Island. That was the phone call which initiated the answer and brought clarity to her earlier encounter. She felt something lift off her and she began to run all over the house. Leaping and praising God for turning the storm although it was only a little turn, but it would save the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Beneath the Sea is where the Hurricane Dorian projected. As horrific as it was, she heard these words, “I will not let the waters come to your house.” But things got so bad. A call came in that, the waters were walking up to her neighbourhood and the weather was deteriorating. Being less than a mile from the beach and for the first time in thirty-six years. Her husband said they needed to leave to seek higher ground, night was fast approaching, and the worst of the storm was to come. They all left with one consent.
Meanwhile a flashlight was accidentally left shining upright in her bedroom. The words resonated as they left, I will not allow the waters to reach your home. The path was treacherous, and they met the way partially blocked by the rising waters which were already inland. They barely made it to the other destination; seventy-five percent of the island was under water. Many lives were lost, and the islands were left desolate, but God was calling upon His children to soar above the storm. During the aftermath when her family returned home. The entire neighbourhood was untouched by the threatening waters which came so close but was not allowed to overtake. While examining her home, everything was intact and the search which was left on was still shining. This exemplified the faithfulness of God, who always honours His Word? But her heart ached for all the people who perished and every survivor who lost everything! Her Abba Father was Divinely intervening and touched the hearts of people all around the world, who came to the rescue and with everything needed.
The message was clearer to her, ride above the storm. She understood that there would be more storms, but it was important to remain focused, disciplined and in consistent prayer with a sharp vision. Staying in step with the Holy Spirit to ride above every storm meant resting in God and standing on His Word. She believed God and now trusted Him to reveal His plan for her Life.
The Lamb and The Beast
On the western side of the island there were big black beast roaming
through the streets. They had an appearance like that of lions, and their
legs were very muscular. All of the people ran into hiding from these
terrible looking beast. An urgent cry rang out from the people, they
said, “Get out of the streets, for the beasts are there.” Yet, I was
not afraid, and was walking among these beasts. One of the beast
stood directly on his hind feet in front of a dwelling house – He was
as tall as the house making it impossible for anyone to come out and
no one could go in. There was one particular beast, he was so terrible
so much so, an angel had him on a leash. I walked close by this beast
and he could not harm me. I awakened – it was a dream which seemed
all so real leaving me a bit troubled. At that very moment, the Word
resounded from the book of Revelation 19:19-21, (19)“And I saw the
beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to
make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”
(20)”Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet
who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who
received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image,
these were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
(21)”And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from
the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled
with their flesh.” The Word continued speaking going into Revelation 20
leaving me absolutely speechless, (1)”The I saw an angel coming down
out of heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain
in his hand.” (2)”He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who
is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;” (3)”and
he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on
him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand
years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a
little while.” Could it be, that you and I are now living in the time of Satan
being released for a short time? The Word continued speaking, (4)”And
I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to
them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their
witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the
beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads
or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a
thousand years.” (5)”But the rest of the dead did not live again until
the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” (6)”
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over
such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God
and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.” Take
careful note of what is happening here in the Bahamas and all across the
globe. People are being deceived – Could it be, that everything happening
be an indicator of the finale battle between the Lamb? Could it be, we are
now living in the time, when Satan is about to be loosed from his prison?
Or has he been loosed already? Read verse (7)”Now when the thousand
years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison” (8)”and will
go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth,
Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as
the sand of the sea.” Could it be that you and I are living in the time of the
end? (9)”They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the
camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God
out of heaven and devoured them.” (10)”The devil, who deceived them
was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false
prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
Still speechless, the Word continued, (11)”Then I saw a great white throne
and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled
away. And there was found no place for them.” (12)”And I saw the dead,
small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another
book was opened, which is the Book of life. And the dead were judged
according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.”
(13)”The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered
up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according
to his works.” (14)”Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death.” Listen, as the stage is being set for the beast to launch
his attack on the Lamb; will your name (mine too) be found in the Book of Life?
If you answer (mine too) is negative – Read it for yourself what will happen to you
and to me from verse (15)”And anyone not found written in the Book of Life
was cast into the lake of fire.” In my dream, there was a terrible black beast on
a leash held by an angel – Could it be that Satan holds the leash and is the Master
Mind the beast, who is about to make war with the Lamb, who is Jesus Christ?
You and I must get our house (ourselves) in order, so that not only will our names
be found in the Book of Life, but that we will be at the final battle – The Battle of
You Are Going On
You are going on cost what it may
Moving forward to your destiny, with
Boldness and in the strength and wisdom
Of Abba Father.
You are going on amid the turmoil and
Conflict, the oppressors and the nay-sayers
Press you sore. Yet you are going on, making
The necessary sacrifices carefully walking
In faith and obedience.
You are going on although friends have left and
Deserted you-you must obey the call.
You are going on to a higher call. O the pain of
Rejection and being misunderstood, still you are
Going on knowing with complete assurance it will
Be worth it all to fulfill your purpose and reach
You are going on knowing one day when your
Journey is completed Abba Father will say,
“My child you have completed your assignment,
You have encouraged someone for the last time,
You are going on with that expectation, walking in faith
There I stood all alone holding a container covered by a white cloth while people nearby held their noses, scoffed, and shouted in disgust saying, “We smell something stink!” So appalled were they and they all left, rejection filled my soul. Without knowing what was in my hand I said, “Abba Father, everyone is behaving in a repulsive manner towards what is covered in my hands. Instantly I threw everything into a nearby dumpster. Something mysterious happened as I glanced over there to my utmost surprise. Beautiful jewels of the rarest kind were spilling into the garbage bin without thinking about it. I said, “LORD, this is what I am throwing away because of people’s reactions?” My hands began digging into the garbage until I had retrieved every one of the jewels. I awakened and discovered it was a dream which foretold of the journey Abba Father mandated me to walk which brought the reality of another dream pertaining overcoming rejection. Two men approached and escorted me to an airplane where I was flown to a vast field however, the field was not the focus. They took me to another where there was no path. Not even a fly was there! They said, “this is for you to walk!” I wept uncontrollably for I did not want to go to such a lonely place, no one was there. I awakened, still weeping! Abba Father quieted my heart with the Word from the book of Isaiah chapter 53 verse (4) “Surely he hath born our griefs and carried our sorrows. Yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten od God and afflicted. Verse (5) “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Verse (6) “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” This Word changed my perspective and I willingly surrendered to the Mandate for my life, realizing my life was no longer mine but hidden in Jesus Christ. As I began the walk being empowered with God’s Anointing a trail was being made. There were many sleepless nights of walking the floor and praying until morning. Rejection at times caused me to contemplate turning back but the Word kept me. Truly sweet communion with Abba Father is the secret to overcoming rejection even from your very own. Yes, the Word will keep you on that path of life. I find comfort in the Gospel of John chapter 1 verse (11) “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” The Gospel according to Luke chapter 6 summed it all up for me in verse (22) “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” Despite all this comforting assurance I hit many more low points and somehow refused to move forward, while time swiftly passed. The Word is Spirt and Life and ministered to me like fire from the book of Jeremiah chapter 29 verse (11) “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Yes! I got it! God had given me a Mandate to trailblaze a path although filled with rejection for generations to follow. A lonely path and as I sat in a solitude place enveloped by Abba Father’s presence overcoming rejection was key to fulfilling His Mandate by walking in now faith and obedience. Within I knew in that moment this trailblaze could only be possible by being empowered through Jesus Christ. One of the times of refreshment while spending time alone with Abba Father, I was inspired to author this poem titled: Lonely Path
I travel a lonely path
Friends and loved ones
Have forsaken me.
For hardly anyone
Understands the call!
Up before the dawn
And sometimes all night
To listen as He speaks
The pen to write
Words of comfort
To share with others.
For this lonely path
I have chosen to take
Just to feel His warm
Embrace and the
Tranquility of His presence
And to hear the comfort
Of His voice.
This lonely path
I willingly take
To be used as His
Instrument to bring hope
And joy to others!
I am forever grateful
For the lonely path
I have taken.
The Stairway of Visions
Passion for Abba Father’s presence increased daily and throughout the watches of the night. She felt His presence taking up residence, dispelling all the darkness which brought her in harmony with His perfect will. He was faithful to His Word. This young woman felt the yokes being destroyed and burdens lifted from her shoulder like an abundance of rain. She found herself flowing in Abba Father’s River of love. There was never a dull moment, studying His Word, searching, and memorizing the scriptures. One morning she found herself walking in her living room, when suddenly, water from Heaven was raining on her. It was as if God was washing away even the residue of sin from her life, but it was a vision and significantly many more to come.
Early one morning as this young woman went to the secret place to commune with her Abba Father, the door was ajar readily, she went inside to find only a stairway. A bit disappointed, she placed one foot on the stairs and began the climb. Being short in stature, there were moments where she could feel her little feet but continued in her pursuit of her Abba Father. What she did not realize was that she had climbed where airplanes dared to fly. She stopped and there were only two steps that led straight into the Heavens. However, this young woman did not know how to climb these two steps. One of them was like a ledge and the other upright. Whilst gazing at this unusual sight, a man appeared and handed her a book and she ran with the book.
Awakened from her sleep this vision seemed so real. Something had changed within her, each time she opened her mouth to speak. The Word of God flowed out and her passion for her Abba Father increased rapidly. A vision unfolded whilst standing praying in her bedroom with her eyes opened. A large muscular white horse made its grand entrance. The white horse knelt beside her; it seemed as if the horse was protecting her from something. Dumbfounded, midway into her prayer this young woman blurted out, “King of Kings and LORD of LORDS!” But the white horse would not leave her side. This was an open vision which left her bewildered and filled with questions, what was the meaning of the white horse and why did he is protecting her?
The book of Revelation chapter 19 came alive as she hurriedly opened the Bible to find clarification. John, a disciple of Jesus Christ wrote in verse 11, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”; verse 12, “His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but himself”; verse 13, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Visibly shaken by what she had seen, she read verse 14, “And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” While she pondered on the Word, she could not help but ask her Abba Father, why had the white horse visited her in such a manner in an open vision.
Her attention was drawn away from this because of a terrible storm which was about to hit the island where she lived. Preparations had to be made and as she tried to bake some bread, she discovered that she did not have enough shortening. Her eldest daughter and her brother’s two youngest children were sent to the neighbor’s house around the bend. Something was wrong, her niece, nephew and daughter’s eyes were glossy. From deep within came these words, “Tell your daughter, never mind, come back!” Albeit the young woman did not adhere and rationalized that it was only a short trip.
Amid the noise of a large garbage truck, she watched as her daughter drove her van around the curve. She had an unsettling feeling though. Her eldest girl returned but she looked as if she had seen a ghost! A horrific scene which could have ended in tragedy unfolded. The van was left with the engine on with the two little children inside. The little boy took to the driver’s seat and put the van into reverse gear. Her daughter chased the van, which was about to crash into the neighbor’s house on the opposite side of the street. The neighbour, who was watching all this almost went into cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, her eldest daughter was chasing the van, trying desperately to get her little cousin’s attention as she screamed, “Put your foot on the brakes!” It had to have been divine intervention as the little boy managed to press his little feet on the brakes. The van stopped a few inches from crashing into the newly renovated home. The neighbor confirmed the incident and said it would have been too much for her had tragedy unfolded.
The young woman then realized why she had seen the white horse and why it had behaved in such a protective manner. The white horse was a war horse but could it have been symbolic of how Jesus Christ divinely intervened in intense warfare. While pondering on this, a reminder of yet another vision unfolded of her praying in the front of an upscale community directly in the front of a particular home. Upon closer examination, she was kneeling on a flat but wide rock, praying intensely. What was so unusual was that she would not take herself off the rock and kept on praying. Soon, a man holding his little daughter came to where she was kneeling as she persevered in prayer. Prostitutes, drug addicts, the homeless and hurt people were drawn to the place where she prayed nonstop. A miracle occurred, they all confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. Each one was delivered and set free. People were healed from every social class. The young woman was so overwhelmed by the reminder of these three significant visions. She did not realize these three of many more visions, were foretelling of what her Abba Father had prepared for her – to impact nations. She humbly bowed her knees in prayer while thinking about the vision of the stairway.
Anointed and Appointed
We are Anointed and Appointed but are we available for Abba Father to continue pouring into our vessels?
Walking through The Valley of The Shadow of Death
I was running on a path where the road was being cut off.
rapidly from me. It seemed, the faster I ran…. The road
was getting shorter. Then the unthinkable happened. I was
locked in a box….in there was terrible! With zeal and
determination, I climbed up out of there into an unknown
place, where I saw many people walking in through a gate.
Heading for the gate, I was stopped by a man, but before
he could say anything to me. A message rang out loud and
distinctly….” Tell her it is not time for her to come in
here yet. ” I awakened; it was all a dream. Yet the pain was
real. The doctors had done all they could do…. I was scheduled
for another major surgery which I did not want to have….
Having been to the theater so many times before. I actually
cringed at having to go in there again. The comfort of the
word rang out from Psalm 34:19 ” Many are the afflictions of
the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. ”
At that very moment I was reminded of a trip to the Holy Land.
life changing it was until the tour guide said to the group,
” We are now going to ride through the actual place David, the
Psalmist spoke of in Psalm twenty-three…. The valley of the
shadow of death.” Looking at this place…. I was completely
horrified….it looked so dangerous, and the road was very
narrow…. seemed like there was not enough road for the bus to ride on.
I spoke up…. STOP the bus, let me off! The thing is I may
have been the only one who got off the bus. Now reality was setting
in, walking through the valley of the shadow of death is not a particular
place…. Itt is what you must walk through, and while
the doctors may have done all that they can do. Even going as
far as telling you, you only have extraordinarily little time left here on
earth. I stopped by to ask you this question. Whose report will
you believe? I am a living witness; my prognosis was not good.
Remarkably close relatives were dreaming dreams about me. They said…
” You do not have much time left. ” I grew worse, yet my faith remained
strong; and one morning I awakened during the wee hours…. did not
have enough strength….so much pain! The tugging from within
was urgent, causing me to crawl to the secret place. I heard a whisper
” Turned to Psalm 119:17 read it…. immediately my spirit within got
a hold of that word. ” You shall not die but live to declare the works
of the Lord. ” I was instructed to put this word on the wall of my
bedroom and in my bathroom. Two weeks later, I felt myself slipping
away before the scheduled surgery. I cried to the Lord….said my last
prayer, was interrupted by these words…” Turn your face to the wall…
read the word written there. ” Now verbalize it…” You shall not die,
but live to declare the works of the Lord. ” Instantly, the Word became
Spirit and the Word became life! Instantly I was healed…. I jumped up
out of the bed, ran int the bathroom…. there was the Word again…”You
shall not die but live to declare the works of the Lord. ” Still went
in for the scheduled surgery…. There the doctors discovered a miraculous
healing…. his happened to me about twelve years ago.
Walking through the valley of the shadow of death, you do not have to die..
In fact, many times Yahweh (God) will show Himself mightily if you and I
would only believe! On a tour of the Holy Land, you can tell the bus driver
to stop the bus and you can get off the bus like I did; but when you are
walking through the valley of the shadow of death situations….You cannot
back up, you’ve got to walk through whatever you are faced with. The comfort
in this is your faith shall make you whole…your faith and obedience will
bring you out of the valley of the shadow of death, being made whole in
strength, provision, and blessings to bring glory and honour to HIS name !
The WORD is ringing like a bell…. Can you hear it? Read what it says….
Psalm 23:4 ” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they
comfort me. ” Jehovah Rohi is the LORD your Shepherd…He is walking with
you as you walk through what may seem like walking through the valley of the
shadow of death…. Come on, give Him PRAISE!