Spoken Word at No Limits Women's Conference
Good evening. The theme is Walk Empowered – Into Your God Ordained Destiny.
I spent many hours preparing several different messages, contemplating which would best. I weighed each option, considering the content, and tried to decide on what WORD was the most important!
Should I speak about my blog, Breaking Strongholds, which is a collection of over 100 poems, all that have been written over the last 10 months? I wondered if I should share the poem that God gave me, on the first day of January, called “2020: The Year of Clarity.”
What I’ve decided is to share a couple passages from the poems, before moving on to encourage and edify you. In the poem, ‘2020 – The Year of Clarity” I was told that we must remember in this season of great strife, it’s not by force or by power, but by His Spirit that brings forth life. He asked if we would have laborious goals forced by our own hand, or selfish ambition, vanity-on-demand. He asked if we would try to move forward with foolish motives behind our plan, and an arrogance by trying to stand on sand. He said the year of 2020 will bring clarity to some, to those who seek His Kingdom and realize that the harvest has already begun.
And then there’s the poem “HIS SPIRIT SPOKE” which I wrote on June 3rd after hearing the Lion of Judah ROAR. It was FULL and FEARLESS and FEROCIOUS. It was DEEP and DEAFENING, POWERFUL and PROFOUND. MIGHTY and MAJESTIC. It came from the BOTTOM of the BELLY and the HEART of the HEALER. It was GUTTERAL and GRAND, WIDE and WORTHY, and without words His Spirit Spoke – and this is what I heard, “I am dismantling and driving out witchcraft and idolatry. I am disarming the demons that have attempted to steal MY Sword. And this is when I heard the Lord say, reread My words from March 26th and speak them out with My authority.
On March 26, this is what I heard and wrote about the United States of America:
America is Division of the dead who choose their pride instead of ME. Divided we fall, no unity at all, and when they call on MY name, it’s only for their gain, they have not been slain in my Spirit at all. Hope is found in ME alone. Stop the show! Let my people go! They need to know that I alone am God! They have nothing to gain by calling MY name when they do not claim who I am! They believe in themselves - they sit on their shelves of self-righteousness. When I take them down, they will fumble and fall because they do not know ME at all. There is no stickiness in their bones. They will slither, and slide, and nothing will reside in MY hands. They will shatter, and scatter and for some it won’t matter - they will run like cockroaches and hide. But MY beautifully broken, will be MY token and in their hearts I reside. They are the ones who have spoken in MY name.
So you see, there is so much more that I want to share. The Lord has so many warnings and blessings to declare - to prepare His bride for His second coming.
In March of 2019, the Lord gave me a vision of reaching out and grabbing the hem of His robe, and then He gave me the words, “I am wringing out my remnant, for one drop of My blood covers a multitude of sin.”
But it wasn't until 2020 that He gave me the meaning. We are being wrung out because we have been given a watered-down gospel from the American pulpit. I saw limbs from the sacrificial lamb, being torn apart, extracted and sugar-coated into a prosperity gospel based on false doctrine. I saw only the announcement of the blessing, and not the warning or the teaching of God’s correction or His wrath.
But most importantly, I heard His voice, on March 25th, calling on the wind, softly whispering, “Faith, Do you Hear me?” He said,
“Faith, do you hear me? It is time to come home.
I know you’re entranced, by what the world has shown.
Turn, Turn, Turn - Turn your ear to Me.
Do not look back, it is time to take heed!
I am turning My children, by the direction of the wind.
I am igniting the wicks of those who have oil within.
Fire is coming! It will burn down all the fields,
The only fruit that will be left is what My harvest yields.
Receive My Holy Spirit, and He will give you eyes to see.
I have sent angels to protect you, and I have ALL My eyes on thee!
Faith, do you hear Me? Do you hear My call?
Faith, do you hear Me? Are you listening at all?
Faith, do you hear Me? It's time attune your ear to Me.
Faith, stop and listen, I am calling you home.”
Women of God, the Lord is calling to you. Will you draw in closer, and visualize with me?
Close your eyes, and pay close attention, to the words I am about to read. Take a deep breath, and get ready to inhale God’s refreshing breath.
Psalm 23 says,
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”
Now before you open your eyes to take in the physical world,
take a moment to meditate on the Spirit of the Lord...
See the wool of the sheep who are not lost, but found;
See the richness in the green grass where they lay down their heads;
Consider the stillness of calm waters, before and after a storm has passed.
Imagine your soul, being at rest, despite the difficulty of the circumstances.
Remember that nothing is given for free.
Consider the cost that Jesus has paid for thee;
Acknowledge the curse that God declared over the earth,
until the set time when our Lord and Savior is coming back.
And though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
we shall fear no evil because Holy Spirit guiding and protecting us;
Jesus Christ laid down his life as our final living sacrifice,
and our blessing is in His promise that we will live again in His Kingdom.
He is our priest, our prophet and our King,
His glory is displayed for all the earth to see.
His rod and his staff they comfort me,
because they represent that I am free.
The table of the Lord is where we eat His bread,
and it’s where we drink of His blood that has been poured out for us.
He anoints our heads with oil, and sets us apart to do the work of the Father;
and as we prepare to take a deep breath,
before opening our eyes back to our guests,
let us remember the suffering that the Creator of the World endured for us.
Let us have a desire to pick up His cross
and become spiritually mature – which is His desire for us.
Let us grow wings like eagles and rise above the mountains that stand in front of us.
And let us have a desire to give God our very best.
Let us always remember that it’s not by power or by might,
but by His Spirit that we have life.
Now, please, I invite you to open your eyes and see.
Take a deep breath in as you transition.
Women of God,
Walking empowered means to endure long suffering through constant correction in the process of sanctification after being justified through Him and being yoked to Him.
It means humbling ourselves before the Lord and allowing ourselves to be pruned by His Sword. It means putting on the armor of God as we walk through this wilderness which is not our home! And when we understand that we are not citizens of this world, we will let go of the fear that has been hurled. Fear of man. Fear of finances. Fear of illness or the coronavirus. Fear of government or politics. Fear of our outer appearance, and Fear of death or difficult circumstances. None of this is the will of the Father. Faith over Fear is what He honors.
Instead let us grow deep roots so that we can grow up to produce spiritual fruit – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This is the fruit produced through confident hope and patient endurance as we courageously walk through the wilderness.
We do not need to worry or scurry along, trying to appease everyone. Instead we fall to our knees and bow our heads to the Creator of the Universe, the Ancient of Days.
And it’s in this place of humility that the Lord will shine His face upon thee.
This is the Christian position of empowerment – hearts on the ground, fully submitted to Him. This is how the Bride of Christ walks boldly and confidently upon this earth.
Walking Empowered into our God ordained destiny is to grab hold of the blessing - Jesus Christ, is our righteous king who gave have his life as THE final living sacrifice. He was despised and rejected and pierced for our rebellion. He was beaten and whipped and crushed for our sin. He was led like a lamb, to be brutally slaughtered, but not once did He try to open His mouth. The Lord laid on Him all of our sins, and He was unjustly condemned and finally murdered.
Our God did all of this, so that we could live again with Him someday. Listen, there is nothing in you that can justify yourself. He is the plumb line that leads to Heaven. All good on this earth is still an abomination to Him unless we are sanctified and purified by Him. At the same time, there is nothing so bad that you have done, or could ever do, that will keep the love of God from finding you. He came to wash away the stains that fill our lives; and His Spirit convicts instead of condemning you.
So, if you believe that Jesus came, as the Son of God, the righteous king - then you are no longer a citizen of the World, you are now a citizen of Heaven just passing through. And while you are here, there is a great a work to be done. Earth is the place where souls are to be won. The harvest is ripe but the workers are few. I ask you, what job has the Lord given you to do?
Women of God,
Are you willing to offer yourself as a virgin bride to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?
Are you ready to be a light in the dark, offering hope to a lost, a lonely and broken world? Will you care for orphans and widows? Will you invite them into your home? Are you willing to sacrifice, your time and money to care for the poor? Are you willing to sit and pray, with a person who needs you this very day? Will you go out and spread the good news of everything that Jesus has done for you?
Women of God,
I am pleading with you. The Lord is in need of you. People are the harvest that God has entrusted to you. Are you willing to stand in the gap, to build a bridge between life and death? Do you not know that you are the Temple of God – and in your heart and your mind is where Holy Spirit lives?
This message is for the Church – the barefoot and pregnant Bride of Christ.
Inside of her grows the Word of God, to be declared to all the world. It’s time to kick off your heels and take off your makeup. Take off your masks and show yourselves.
Put down your fig leaves and stop hiding your sin. He already sees the filthy rags you’re living in. He has not come to point or to condemn. He has come to love, to correct, to convict, to purify, to save and to give us a final rest. His sole desire is to wash you clean, to purify and penetrate your inner most being.
The year of 2020 has been an opportunity - to rest, to repent and to remember Him. It’s been a year of constant reflection – to show the world how good He is. Remember this – we overcome Satan by the blood of the lamb, and the word of our testimony? As you finish out the year 2020, and you consider the rest of your journey, Women of God, I ask you this question. Where is your faith, and what are you doing and saying? My prayer is that you are willing to work on the harvest, and reconciling men back to Him.