Oh to be loved with the beauty of tenderness; the touch of a gentle spirit thus releasing the balm of healing into the heart and broken soul of one needing inner healing from the ravages of a life built on a foundation of moments of fear, insecurities and a desperate longing for peace. Peace not formed from the material world of untrue possibilities but peace that flows as the gentle, cascading river over the stones and pebbles of precious moments in time, leaving them as smooth as the softness of the newborn and as clean as the crystal clear waters forever flowing in the heavenly realms above. Love built on the letters of forever, never knowing the harsh howling winds brought on by thunderous storms of disdain and deadened emotions due to sudden forces of lightning bolts flooding the mind with fleshly lust. To be loved and able to reciprocate with a heart full of pure intensions knowing, the exquisite beauty of togetherness, is yet the moment in time when longings held captive within become a true reality born from grace given when forces of darkness threatened to dissolve all in to its deep hole of brokenness and intolerable pain. To know love in its eternal splendour leaving the beloved with the tangible presence of its passion and glory flowing around the entire form. Oh to call on love, watching the various amazing formations as the cloud of divine art work above, seeing love become the pillar of strength in times of anxiety; beholding its dignity when accused and vulnerable; calming the storm of destruction with its inner knowledge that this too shall pass. So many and varied formations are the gentle yet bold markers of love.
As the tired hand holds itself out to the small fragment of hope within the weary heart, so love grips with the power of destiny, willing the broken warrior hidden within to once again breathe in its fragrance of eternity. Far beyond where eyes as yet have no complete true knowledge of love divine in all its purity and unconditional sacrifice; the ever shining brightness reaches the soul desperately searching for but a taste of its perfection. Through the now open doors that were once bound with heavy chains so as to remove the pain known to those in bondage to grief and burning coals of hurt and suffering, the fragrance of the red blooming rose of love, begins to flow within every corner of the aching soul…revealing its immense power to restore all back to the beginning when newness of life and love were seen within the eyes of the innocent child.
Love…your true quality of infinite grace and mercy casts all else to the wind and now covers the soul in need as a blanket of warmth and deep understanding and in time, all shall behold your purpose for invading our hearts along this pathway named life.
We are living in very dangerous times, whether here in South Africa or any part of the world. What has happened to mankind in general and why has life become such that one has to continually look over your shoulder? No one feels safe; not as they once did yet it seems as if the criminals have more say; more rights then ordinary, law abiding people. This world has become a harsh place to live in what with murders; rape; hijackings; break inns; strikes; old people been beaten up and even tortured; pornography; child abuse; child trafficking etc. It appears to the on looker that anything goes and the law has very little defense against it all. Drugs are sold anywhere these days; in children’s parks; garages; schools etc and when the people involved are high they attack with such a viciousness that the end result is impossible to look upon. Where is man heading and does this world; our own country have a chance at bringing things back into order?
This is a very difficult question for man to answer when walking and living in the flesh, as he feels in complete control of his own life and destiny, and begins to act out as a god. He can and will do as he pleases for within the realm of this thought pattern lies a huge deception, yet he is not aware of who and what now controls him. When the door is opened or the hedge has a hole in it, various and many demonic forces enter and soon, without warning, these criminals or abuses of innocent people, believe they are invincible and nothing can stop them. We as His children really need to see what we are dealing with. Municipalities, government, companies can build houses; promise amazing things; put new workshops into practice so as to keep the bored young people off the street etc but in the long run, when all this has been completed, the cry will once again be that of wanting more and more just to satisfy the deeper need burning within the spirit and mind of those in the flesh and open to the influence of demonic forces.
Each person needs to be accommodated for, this we do know and realize, for without the basics of an ordinary life, people feel degraded; dehumanized and in fact humiliated. Not every soul has been born with a silver spoon in their mouth and those that are truly poor and without should be helped by a government that cares for their own. However as in days of old there are those that are greedy and power hunger, for their own personal ego needs the continual acknowledgement that they are heroes. What and why does man become so uncaring; so content with harming and inflicting pain and suffering upon another, that even the agony of one’s suffering no longer means a thing?
Watching other religions demanding people to bow down and worship their god or else be beheaded or tortured etc is such a far cry from the loving; merciful; gracious and all powerful Lord of the Holy Bible. Seeing others believe in the manifestation of the works of utter darkness and giving the defeated enemy glory when new worshippers bow their knee in compliance to the prince of darkness, is cause for pain in the heart of a loving Heavenly Father. When people become addicted to porn; drugs; various unclean actions of the flesh then a hole in the hedge appears if one is born again. If unsaved, satan has them in the palm of his hand anyway and as they become more and more destructive so their thought patterns become confused. What makes a man desire to maim and torture another defenseless soul… to murder and destroy… to manipulate situations for his own benefit so as to gain victory over an innocent, ignorant soul?
We cannot fight spiritual battles that are directed by satan and demonic forces in any fleshly manner. The Word says he has come to kill, steal and destroy. End of story!!! If we are up against a huge wave of senseless killings, thefts, destruction of our economy, our companies; our very own country, then we need to take a look at who or what is actually controlling behind the scenes. The Word tells us and we who know the Lord and believe His Word to be the truth, should be doing spiritual warfare and breaking the satanic attacks. Most of the time, man has no idea he is but a pawn in the bigger picture. Why would people suddenly have this desire; and urge to kill but first torture innocent people they do not even know? Where does this thought originate? The Bible put it plainly. Destruction in any form is satan.
Are we asking the Lord to show us how to pray? Are we taking the line of least resistance due to the fact that our own lives are happy and full of contentment? Is it only when, we or our loved ones, are attacked, hurt etc that we become so angry that we cry out to the Lord for answers? Man longs to be in control of other people for in doing this he, himself, is then revered and feared. Did not Lucifer want to be as God? Was he not full of pride? Now I ask you, has man changed at all? He is either of the kingdom of darkness or the kingdom of light. He is either still under the flesh, Adam, or under the new creation, of the Spirit, Jesus Christ. There is no in between. Man in his fallen state loves the world and all in it. His eyes are blinded…he is under the control of the god of this world…satan. So let us wake up and see with our inner eyes; hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and become intercessors who will make a difference. We have the power; the authority; the truth. For we have the One who made it all possible by dying on the Cross and defeating the enemy. May we arise from the ashes of death and become alive so as to break the train of evil cascading down on this world and on His children.
Jesus is Lord and in Him we are abiding and all that He has and all that He is, has become ours for He and He alone is the head of the new creation which we, as born again Christians are the body. Break the bondages that are filling men’s minds, for that is where satan begins… in the mind. When he has the mind captive then the rest is easy and man will obey as various thought patterns enter. Refuse to allow these dark demonic principalities to work, bringing all to their knees in one or another way. Become the head and not the tail for He is waiting for His beloved children to show forth His Almighty power on earth. Put aside the passive attitude and know you… we… are the army of the Lord which has victory already in its hand.
Be blessed and know you are a called out people together with Him. His strength and ability is residing within you. xxxx
Copyright 2014 June Potter
Child of mine; why do you stress over issues that are already sorted out? Before the foundation of the world I knew this day would arrive so provision has already been made for the situation you now find yourself in. No weapon formed against you shall prosper but I am waiting for you to turn from what you see with your natural eye and in faith, believe and thank me for the answer. Your praise; your worship; even that deep within your heart flows directly into my throne room and the love I feel for you knows no bounds. Have you not realized just how much I love you, my child? When your struggles became such that you felt completely overwhelmed, I was there and felt your inner pain even though no one else was aware of the deep seated needs crying out to be resolved. You are mine and nothing and no one can separate you from my love. Not even when you become angry and frustrated with all in general and want to hide yourself away. Every moment I watch over you; rejoice when you accomplish even what you consider the smallest feat; take note of the many tears that at given times fall unseen onto your pillow. When you finally fall asleep after tossing and turning, my angels encamp around about you for you are as precious to me, my child, as all my other children. At times you have felt I am not there for you; that your prayers go unheard but this is a lie from the enemy. Your life was ordained by me; your destiny is written in my heart and if you will, but wait upon me, knowing in your heart that I AM and will always be your King, then you will see the plans I have for you. Yes at times it does seem to take forever but my way and plan is perfect and I desire for you to take hold of what I have promised you and begin to thank me in faith. After all faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. My word is true; my word is real; nothing will ever change that.
Valuable child of mine, set your heart on things above and not on things below for man and his deeds are becoming more evil but in my kingdom there is peace that flows like a river; there is the ability to soar like the eagle; climb the highest mountains and be all that you can be for I am with you; in you; and together we will be victorious. Be not afraid my child of the future for I am your future.
Rest now in my grace; my mercy and most of all my everlasting love for you. Your wholeness lies in me so yield and know that you are not alone.
With love always and forever,
Your Heavenly Father.
He arises with the splendor of the One and only true God; every force standing in the way bows its head and moves
He rides on the wind and every cloud of disaster surrenders its resolve
He leads the army bringing with them the triumph of one already known as the King
He speaks and all tremble at His voice
He breaks the chains of bondage with a single word of command
He sees beyond the known and heralds in the new beginning with power and majesty
He turns the darkness away with eyes ablaze with the purity of holy light
He removes the enemy stalking His own through the Blood that was shed
He is all knowing; all powerful; full of glory; unmovable in grace
He is true to His word for in truth lies the key to His children and their victory
Forever present; forever full of power and grace; He calms the storms
Great and mighty; unchanging; three in one; one with us; our destiny and life
Eternal; before the foundation of the world; loving the ungodly; waiting for all
No other can replace Him; no other can bring forth the miracle of salvation
To mankind in their lost; lonely and twisted hearts of sin
For without the shedding of Blood there can be no remission of sin
Power; victory; purpose rises within us for we are secure in the knowledge that we are in Him who has no beginning and no end.
In honour we bow to You, wonderful; precious Lord Jesus; lover and healer of our souls.
The past knows it is over but at times longs to invade today
The past may have taught you many lessons but the present is where you must now reside
The past was when you were only able to do what you then knew
The past has within its paintings moments of pleasure…moments of pain
The past which continually overshadows your goals of today needs to be thrown into the sea of forgetfulness
The past has feet that longs to walk alongside your new confidence…remove the insecurity arising suddenly within
The past is over and you are now a new creation in Christ Jesus
The past and brooding over it brings tears of regret you can do nothing about…free yourself
The past will hold your hand along life’s journey if you choose to be its best friend
The past is just that…the past…once upon a time when you still needed to grow and mature
Precious Lord, thank you for new beginnings; a new way of life; a canvas that we can paint together, You and I, and when my heart breaks for no reason other then a memory of what was and what could have been, may your ever present presence remind me that now is what truly matters and as we walk this journey hand in hand, may your guidance, mercy and grace fill my spirit with the knowledge that you are the Way, the Truth and the Life and your unconditional, ever present love is all I need.
May your reassurance touch each aching heart and your power cover each fearful heart that is feeling so alone.
Thank you Lord Jesus. We love you. xxxx
In all His majestic awesome glory we behold His face…Lord of heaven and earth you are omnipotent…omnipresent and all powerful yet with the tenderness and patience of one far beyond our understanding, You wait in the isles of mercy, longing for our complete surrender so as to make you Lord and King of every part of our lives. Ruling the earth and all that takes place, You stretch forth your hand and bring back everything that begins to move in the opposite direction, into its rightful place whether man is aware of your intervention or not, for no one can replace the power of Your spoken word which not only brought all into existence but continues to lay claim to the beginning and end of all things. Nature in all its force of magnificence bows to the sound of Your voice; the birds and fowls of the air react to the call of Your majesty. Man in Your image longs to lay claim to Your power…bringing it into subjection to his own word but alas man has yet to surrender his will to the pure knowledge that there is no one as great and powerful as You. In infinite wisdom You gave man a free choice for in so doing he would see his need and sorrowful state that he is in, thus surrendering to the only One who could save him from an eternity filled with the intense burning agonizing pain of eternal hell. As the skies above reveal the magnitude of Your graceful heart, oh precious Lord, our everlasting Saviour and King, so the shades of the colourful beauty of the rainbow of promise send forth the glorious message that You will be with us for time and eternity.
Riding upon the winds of eternity You await our arrival ready to usher us, Your children, into the heavenly realm where no tears are shed; no pain fills our aching human body; no strife and conflict bring disorder and rampage into being. Broken scattered souls are no more; the fighting has ended and man with his new body hails You as THE only One who paid the ultimate price for his soul to be saved.
For a fleeting moment in time whilst walking the pathway of but a man in a fleshly body, we knew the power of grief due to sin cascading down on an earth covered in flowing pain of man enmeshed in sin due to mindsets of a spirit of untold lust for greed and control. How each suffered in their own fragmented way, longing for the day when all could come together and bear the burden that had become to heavy to carry for one needy soul. Under the guise of leadership, man broke in spirit, mind and body, for leadership without the intervention of the personal leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit, brought slavery in one form or another back into the equation. The desperate cry of lost, lonely, beguiled souls flew on gale force winds through the skies above into the throne room of Heaven, bringing with it the ever falling tears of man and his perverted ways, straight to the heart of the Father.
My children, did I not send my Son, my One and only Son, to pay the ultimate price for your sin; your need to be removed from the bondage of darkness and the evil one holding you hostage to his every whim? Did I not love you so much that I showered you with all that I Am and all that I have? Waiting to bring you back into the fold, He came and shed His pure Blood so that you could be free. Free to live as men removed from the flesh of utter destruction and everlasting darkness. Free to serve Me in Truth with My wisdom, knowledge and power residing within you.
Time has been spent, once again, as in days of old when man reduced himself to lower than that of an animal. The greatness of the God given earth groans under the effects of selfish man consumed with wanting to rule and gain all for his own satisfaction and glory. Yet will He rise in greatness and power when the sound of the trumpet goes forth, for at His Divine call, all shall bow and acknowledge that He and He alone is Lord. Our King, our Majesty, our Shepherd; our Prince of Peace; our all consuming, all loving; all powerful Lord.
Great and mighty is He
Great and mighty is He
Clothed in Majesty
Arrayed in Splendor
Great and mighty is He.
Rest oh my soul and forget not the many times He touched and brought healing to your broken body and grieving heart
Rest oh my soul and remember the joy unspeakable that cascaded through every fiber of your being when needed
Rest oh my soul and with eyes of faith see the new day beckoning you to walk His way of surrender
Rest oh my soul and know that every trial has brought you to the point of where you become stronger in Him
Rest oh my soul and see the pure beauty of the rainbow after the storm has passed
Rest oh my soul and know deep within that you are a painting of divine passion
Rest oh my soul and realize in your spirit that He will never leave nor forsake you.
Rest oh my soul and behold the majestic creation He spoke into existence
Rest oh my soul and feel the beating of two hearts intertwined…His and yours
Rest oh my soul knowing although man has failed you He will stay true to you for He is truth in everyway
Rest oh my soul and grasp the gift of His amazing grace towards your troubled heart
Oh my soul…your inner cries have not gone unnoticed by our loving Heavenly Father. With arms outstretched and a heart filled with compassion and tender love He will pour forth His healing and your bruises and broken pieces will once again be whole and with His strength and your inner courage you will rise up as the eagle and fly beyond your dreams. Precious are those who put their hope and trust in the Lord for He is faithful and His love covers as a blanket of warmth from the cold moments of despair.
Rest oh my soul.
You are as the eagle and able to fly above the storm clouds thus seeing the situation as it really is…so fly
You are fearless and able to look your prey in the eye…so be bold
You are a mighty warrior able to stand your ground against every enemy…so use your sword
You are a child of the most High King…so behave as His ambassador
You are called to make disciples of all men…so go forth in faith
You are the head and not the tail…so claim your victory
You are a brand new man In Christ…so be free from all bondage
You are never alone for He is always with you…so give Him glory
You are more than a conqueror…so take your rightful place
You are loved with an everlasting love…so turn from despair
You are delivered from all that held you bound…so take back what he tried to steal
You are growing in knowledge and grace as you study His Word…so bring forth life
You are not forsaken nor left…so do not believe the enemies lies
You are a beautiful child of His even when you doubt it…so believe it
You are called to succeed no matter any negative words spoken…so see yourself successful
You are all that He says you are in His Word…so praise and honour your Saviour.
Please dear pastors; preachers; teachers; ministers; men in general; whoever you are and whatever title has been given to you…please hear the voice of a woman; hear the inner voice of women in general. We are human and made in the image of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ just as you are. We have dreams; hopes and longings exactly the same way as you all do; the difference being at given times, is that we tend to lay bare our desires and inner thoughts whereas men so often hide from their longings; their hurts and their true inner feelings. We have this inborn desire to be cherished; loved unconditionally and made to feel special to you; the love and desire of our hearts; our precious strong man that we have chosen to walk through life with. We die each time a little more when we are counted as of no consequence in your life; your work for the Lord; your vision that keeps you so engrossed that you forget the small, simple things which make all the difference in our daily lives. We so desire to be part of your life; which may include ministry; working from home; out and about selling etc. Of course we do not want every detail; every thought along the way; every known breath you take but in sharing you open yourself and the real you to us and we in turn feel your passion; your tiredness; your insecurities…whatever it may be and then we can uplift and comfort you as only a wife; a friend; a helpmate can. Don’t look down on us simply because you have decided we will not understand; will not comprehend the huge task in front of you. How do you know this? Maybe we are more tuned in then you realise for we see what is not seen; we hear so often what is not outwardly shared; we discern what you are not saying for if your loved is in a personal, ongoing, close relationship with her Saviour then He most times chooses to reveal by the word of wisdom, knowledge and discernment, how to pray for you; what to reveal and what to wait on Him for. We love to be held when unsure; to be uplifted and prayed for; to be close to you in all ways for this in turn gives us the immense feeling of security. After all you are the one on which we can depend. Or are you? Your strength comes from within you and when close to your heart and spirit our own spirit soars and feels like it can do anything. Then why dear men, whoever you are, and believe me, it doesn’t matter if you are born again; a man who is simply of a wonderful dispensation; a preacher; a deacon etc, why is it so easy to bypass us when we need you the most? Yes you say, you are doing a work for the Lord and that is what is most important but truly what is most important is the life you have been given as a husband maybe a father. Ministry begins in the home. It is been able to uplift your wife when she is hurting; afraid; feeling that you have drifted off and she is unable to reach you. Glory to the Lord is in showing your nearest and dearest the loving compassionate heart of Jesus. In showing your family that next to Him they are so important and special. How is it possible been abrupt and bad tempered with your family then walking around showing love and concern for outsiders brings the compassion and tenderness of Jesus into a family situation?
Dear men…of all shapes and sizes; ranks; saved and unsaved, please know that if you are into porn and think you are hiding it from your loved one, think again. You are one flesh; one spirit; one in unison and even if you don’t understand that, you are and nothing can change it. Your addiction to porn brings with it a dreadful price. Women feel degraded and humiliated when their man prefers to gaze with intense lust at naked women in poses so graphic that it leaves nothing at all to the imagination. During this session of porn, whether it takes a few minutes or lasts for hours, the inner lust experienced leads the man to masturbate to what is before his eyes and unknowingly( maybe dear men you do know) you give your most sacred part of yourself; your seed; to this strange, unknown woman in front of you; and yes, she is real, for the women involved in porn and showing you all, are full blooded women like we are. We in turn are then expected to feel passion, respect and undying love for you when you reach out towards us for intimacy! Pray; do share men; how would you feel if your wife; the wife who has given her all to you, were to secretly gaze in awe and unbridled lust for another man’s body? If we were to think day and night about the poses he does; the full view we behold in front of us of his genitals and then wish, you too, were the size he was; the gorgeous shape his upper body was and could do all the things with us that we see on that particular site? We as women want to be the only person you want to embrace with a passion so rich and powerful that we are left longing and waiting in anticipation for your special touch; your body so beautiful in our eyes whether you are small in build or of a larger stature. When you have returned from your so called secret porn sessions please know that 99 per cent of all women feel dirty when you touch or gaze upon them for no longer are you THEIR man but now you are THAT woman’s man on the porn site. Your spirit is tarnished and we discern it, even if nothing is said at first. Bit by bit your mind will be taken over for satan always attacks the mind and soon what you found so enthralling will not be enough and you will need more and more filth so as to satisfy your inward lust.
Women want more then anything to be respected by you, our men, for as you show us this dignity so we blossom and even grow in the area of self confidence. We make mistakes; don’t understand all that you are interested in but in our hearts we still want to be a part so please do not discard us as of no consequence. Realise we may need some time to process the manly things you men find so exciting; cars, technology etc. No matter what may be said in today’s world about women been equal to men in all areas, deep down women who are true to their own inner spirit know that we are not in physical strength; in certain inbred characteristics etc. We do want to love and nurture you; we do want to be safe in your arms; we do want you to lead us but we are not your personal slaves without intelligence; we are not your punching bags when the world gets to you and we are not called to give up our personalities when becoming your woman. We are all unique and are called to walk alongside you with love and understanding but you too are called to love us as Christ loves His church. Please will you sort out your own inner fears and anger just because we have a say in a matter. If the Lord had wanted us women to be forever silent; devoid of emotions, no matter what is thrown at us; so submissive that we are like half dead zombies he would have not formed us from you. Are you half dead; are you devoid of all emotions; do you like been the brunt of irritations that actually have nothing to do with you? No!!! So if we came from you, yet made with the Hand of the Lord in love, we are like you in so many ways.
Dear men, we think as a whole, that you are pretty amazing; powerfully made and so full of passionate yet tender capabilities that we ask you in turn to love us as your woman; your special woman. We can be hard headed; full of ups and downs but in our hearts we are silently calling out to you to take us in your strong arms and love us back to wholeness.
You were created a man and we are women; just waiting; always waiting for your acceptance, acknowledgement and love for us just as we are. xxxx
Hold on precious one…hold on
Your time has not yet passed by… so hold on
Seasons have come and gone; the winter is upon you…so cold…yet hold on
Darkness moved in and the night appears so long…hold on
Dry and without the water of life to refresh you…do not give up…hold on
Burning in the scorching hot sun…almost lost in the desert…hold on
Glee from the one accusing you day and night…round and round you go…hold on
Fighting the battle within so no one knows or sees; so alone…hold on
Ready to toss away the reason for living…thoughts of ending it all…stay calm and hold on
Dead ends all around; no open doors; no show of empathy or understanding…be still…hold on
When you were so afraid and lonely; without hope…He held you in His arms
When the days dragged by and life became as torture deep within…He never left you
When you were searching for just a drop of water from passing souls yet to no avail…He became your refreshment
When the serpent lied and tried to break your mind in two…He sheltered you in His love
When the road was too hard to travel and death beckoned…He allowed the rays of the sun to bring encouragement and life
For so long you have held on
For so long you have believed
For so long you have been brave and full of courage
For so long, precious soul, you have fought the good fight of faith…all alone…so lonely and waiting; always waiting
Now turn and let it all fall on Him for He is the burden bearer; the All knowing All powerful Lord; the true King; the lover of your soul.
He will lift you to new heights for He loves you
He will be your fortress for He is the One who protects you
He will open new doors for His plan is to prosper you
He will give you His strength for He lives within you
He will be your God; your Lord; your best friend who stays closer than a brother for He has seen your heart towards Him
Now hold on to Him for together you walk this path; together you run this race and there is no one more gracious; more loving; more able to keep you then Him so with hope rising within, hold on.