“Adonai is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for His Name’s sake.
Even 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 comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed my head with oil, my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of Adonai forever.” (Psalm 23: 2-6 TLV)
(I am momentarily deviating from the series on Miracles…in a sense…as led by the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit, to again be obedient to my Father in Heaven, hallowed be His holy name.)
It had been too long…
I was supposed to go to Mandy’s house on December 30th to spend a few days with her after Keith passed away, but she didn’t call to give me the green light. I felt in my spirit I was to give her space. However, what was really happening? Instead, on the eve of a “new year” – unbeknownst to me – my heavenly Father had made plans for us. He pulled me into His bosom, into His mercy seat, onto my wobbly knees; from there He flowed through me like the rivers of life through Eden. Why? Psalm 23 sums it up very well (see verses above).
This after weeks of His piecing together snippets of scripture in regard to the wilderness tabernacle, the body of Messiah, and idolatry, then my own life, as I literally cried and begged for mercy over my body.
“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:9-11 ESV)
In past writings, I have mentioned the physical struggles I’ve both endured and been healed of since 2019. What I haven’t revealed is that for over a year it has seemed like I am slowly losing use of my body. Wait! Keep your eyes steadfastly on the Almighty as you read on…
I have also written about the shift in my understanding of His Word since 2019; then, in 2021 the Spirit started to reveal wisdom regarding what I have been looking at and had been surrounded by, and why it wasn’t sitting well with my soul. I was in the presence of, and unintentionally participating with, an anti-Messiah spirit. He planted me in this situation so what has been revealed is hard to fathom. But, it is when I began speaking and sharing His truth regarding what I have seen in the Spirit (in the fellowship I was keeping) that my physical health began slipping away. It all sort of came to a dramatic head in early November of 2021. The photo above was taken on a trail where I took a very bad fall atop a black-ice-covered boulder in the Smokies. After that, I was also exposed to C-19 and struggled to recover both mentally (brain fog) and physically.
Paths of righteousness
All that The Almighty flashed before me during this time in His presence made so much sense. As I prayed and spoke aloud every truth He revealed, I was, as always, in awe of Him; yet, completely dumbfounded by revelation after revelation over what He revealed about my physical state. The clarity about why He has allowed my body to crumble, some of which I’d received crumbs on after my time in the tent during Sukkot. Know this:
I am not going backward on the things of His word that I’ve come to see are missing from especially the Western church; things which rob those who yearn to be honest, humble disciples of Messiah (Yeshua/Jesus Christ) of the richness of our spiritual heritage. No. If it says “forever” in The Word, Yahweh meant forever! In fact, I’m not going backward, rather, forward with the message He has imparted in my heart and spirit, to share. Frankly, I hope it shakes the leaves from all of the dead trees in the forest I’ve been stepping through.
Stepping out in faith
“…He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always of good courage.
We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Cor 5:5-7)
Stepping out in faith has become a part of the fabric of my being. I don’t merely practice it, I live it out loud. To say I am grateful for the whole of this revelation would be a huge understatement and I ask you to prayerfully walk through what I will bring to light, for this again is an act of obedience. I believe that Adonai will restore what the locusts have eaten as I continue to walk by faith, not by sight.