I am Hanging on a Branch Of the True Vine

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Dear Father,

Protect me from myself, that is my own self-confidence, for in the day of trial it will fail me.

Protect me with a confidence that only comes from my total trust and dependence on You, and my relationship to You, because of Your mercy and grace paid for by the precious blood of the spotless Lamb of God.

Help me in my daily walk, that I will not deny your presence in my life by my actions and words before the world.

Help me realize more and more that time spent with You is not a nonproductive activity but rather my very life line to the power to live for You!

Dear Child,

Draw near more and more, that I may teach you, that I may feed you manna from heaven and the water that will give you eternal life, and will refresh you daily during your pilgrim walk.

It is easy not to deny Me while in My presence in the *Holy Place, the test is when you leave to walk in the* Outer Court, where you mix with the world. It was before sinners that Peter denied Me! Walk in the *Outer Court in the strength which I will impart to you in the *Holy Place, not in your own strength and self-confidence. Self will fail you! For self must die!

Many worship Me in church but the test comes when they leave My house! It is not how high you jump before Me, but how straight you walk in the *Outer Court. Many swear their love for Me in My presence, but when the test comes in the *Outer Court, they deny Me by their actions and words!

Lean on Me and allow self to die! That I might rule and guide you in your walk!

Have confidence in who “I AM”.

                                           Thus saith Papa

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Zechariah 4:6  Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Challenge: Are you battling in the spiritual realm, clothed only in the armor of self confidence in your own fleshly will-power, or are you totally relying on and yielding to the power of the indwelling Spirit?

*The Holy Place is a type of the church where priests would draw near to minister to God.

*The Outer Court is a type of the world where the priests would minister to others.

Page 153 excerpt from “Developing a Secret History with God”

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Are you Spiritually Dehydrated and Parched?

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Dear Father, 

Work in my heart and life today, sprinkle my living sacrifice with salt this day, that my life may be seasoned with grace in my relationship to others. Conform me this day that the love from my heart may be authentic and pleasing in Your sight.

Dear Child,

Present your body a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable in My sight. As every offering must be sprinkled with salt, even so your sacrifice of self must also be sprinkled with salt, which will heal and purify your life that it may be acceptable in My sight. The salt will cause a thirst for more of Me, which can only be quenched, not by only reading the Word, but by obeying it. As you obey the Word, you are drinking it and it is refreshing your thirsty soul. As you drink of this water, I am increasing in your life and the old you is decreasing. Let Me arise in power in your life and the enemies of your soul will be scattered.

I salt to cause a thirst, but I also provide living water to quench that thirst. As you drink you are yielding, and as you yield, your living sacrifice is acceptable in My sight.

                                                Thus saith Papa

Leviticus 2:13  And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Mark 9:49  For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

 That salt will cause such a desire and thirst for more of God, it will ignite a fire that will consume all that is not of Him. All that will be left will be His life in us. Only then will our living sacrifice be acceptable and pleasing in His sight as an act of worship for it will be a sweet savor unto Him. Salt will always cause a wound or an offence to smart and hurt, but remember it will also cleanse it, thereby preserving our life. These “saltings” are often the trials that purify our faith as pure gold!

1 Peter 4:19  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

CHALLENGE: If a dry spell has left you parched due to the heat of a fiery trial do not be discouraged for surely the “salting” has an eternal purpose.


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Self Praise is of the Old Man


Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth;a stranger, and not thine own lips. 

How true that self praise is no recommendation. Anything with SELF in it is of our old nature. The new man should not be chasing after praise or honor but rather genuine praise or honor should follow after him like a shadow.

Rather we should be following after and “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”Hebrews 12:2

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 6-8

The Enemy’s Prison of Condemnation


Dear Child,

If you adhere to my chastisement  through conviction there will be no avenue or foothold for the enemy to drown you in condemnation and rob you of the joy of your salvation. Do not give place to him, for he goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and destroy.

Conviction is the voice of the conscience by the Holy Spirit.

Condemnation is self destructive thoughts of the mind from the enemy.

Conviction is a warning that provides a choice and healing.

Condemnation offers only hopelessness with no healing but rather an incurableness.

There is hope in Christ Jesus!

There is healing in Christ Jesus!

There is forgiveness in Christ Jesus!

There is mercy in Christ Jesus!

He came into the world NOT to condemn it but to save it.

I send conviction because I love you!

The enemy sows condemnation because he wants to destroy you!

Conviction will mature you!

Condemnation will destroy you!

Thus saith Papa

John 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Challenge: If your conscience is clear before God, do not let the enemy rob you of the joy of your salvation. If there is an outstanding offense on your conscience, confess it to God, that the enemy may not have a hold over you.

“Developing a Secret History with God” see page 67

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The Joy Of Home Ministry

The Christmas season lasted a long time as only last night we were still hosting “Get Togethers” as several of our dear friends met in our home for dinner, fellowship, breaking bread together and a precious time of prayer as we prepared our hearts for the unknown the year 2018 will bring us all. We committed to a year of a deeper balanced walk in spirit, soul and body.

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.