Will You Stay A Little Longer?

Hello, Brothers, Sisters, and Heartdwellers Family. May the Lord give us all the grace to say “yes” to every sacrifice and delay knowing He has our best interest at heart.

I woke up rather late and in worship before the Lord I really needed him to strengthen me. Feeling so weak physically and having the constant thought of just not having enough time to be with him — to work — all the responsibilities… So I was so glad just to have some time in his presence before

I had to leave to begin my work in the community.

He played a song called “Tell me the truth” by Steffany Gretzinger, and as I have shared with you guys, that is always a tale sign the Lord has something to share that I may not like or expose something in my heart that I don’t see. Usually, I always equate the song to me and the Lord, but I began to think of others wondering if someone wasn’t telling me the truth about something. I went to Bible Promises and he confirmed it was about Him and me. I thought uh oh, Lord what could it be…Either way, I am ready — so I think.

Then he played another song called, “Lift up your head” by Laura Hackett, and the lyrics are:

[Verse 1]
Breathe, darling, breathe
It’s not yet time for you to leave
Don’t lose hope
Let your heart believe and hold out faith
Sunrise rays
Shining down upon your face
Prophesy
An appointed end to suffering

[Pre-Chorus]
Love will have its day
Keep on in the way
Yeah, love will have its day
Keep on in the way

[Chorus]
Lift up your head, lift up your head
Your sorrow, you’ll forget when the joy comes quickly
Crying will end, wounds He will mend
And stories be penned of the faithful

[Post-Chorus]
Oh, turn your face to the rising sun
While you wait, while you wait
For redemption to come
Oh, lift up your head

[Verse 2]
Sorrow comes
In losing what you wanted
Expectations face
Another wait, the heart begins to faint
Hold out hope
You can’t yet see
What’s right around the corner
The dark night will be over

[Pre-Chorus]
Love will have its day
Keep on in the way

[Chorus]
Lift up your head, lift up your head
Your sorrow, you’ll forget when the joy comes quickly
Crying will end, wounds He will mend
And stories be penned of the faithful

[Bridge 1]
He never promised it’d be easy
Never said there’d be no trouble
Lift your head up, for you know He’s overcome
And when your strength is weak
And in tears you’re swimming deep
He promised redemption to those
Who would wait patiently

[Bridge 2]
Oh, there is a redemption coming…

I usually love this song but when he plays this song it’s as though he is saying I need to wait and the time frame that I have about things is not so, and that I am not leaving.

This is the second inclination he has given me about me staying here on the mountain since returning from Zambia. I kept thinking, “Lord, I am not planning on going anywhere. You made it clear to me that I would be leaving in months.” And he gave me Rhema last October saying, “By this time next year you will be living out the fullness of your purpose”. I thought for sure that was about Ghana and the City of God. So if I can be honest, in the back of my mind, I didn’t think I would be leaving anytime soon for Ghana — at least until the fall. He also gave me a Rhema a month ago that said, “This is the year of restoration. You will be strengthened with my grace and filled with songs of joy by the end of the year.” Both of these Rhemas I had never gotten before and felt it was confirmation of not only being in Ghana to begin the City of God community but of Derrick and me. I had tucked and treasured these two Rhemas in my heart.

So when I got the Rhema about staying here, as I mentioned to you guys in the previous message, and now this song, I was confused thinking, “Lord, I don’t plan on leaving until much later, but if you’re bringing it up you know my thoughts for the future, and it seems as if you’re saying that I am not going to leave at the time that I perceived I would be leaving for Ghana…. Oh no, Lord, is that it?” meaning that I most likely won’t be leaving this year at all, for Ghana.

All of this was swimming now in my mind after these two songs which just popped my bubble again, and I began to hear the Lord speak to my heart, so I got my laptop and began writing.

Good morning, Lord. I’m struggling to trust my feelings, what I am hearing, and even what you will tell me. But I am open to hearing the truth of your heart and your will. Lord, please help me to conform myself to your will and abandon myself to the way, and the timing, of how you want to do things.

Jesus began,

“My beloved, there is nothing to fear with Me at the helm and me walking beside you. We are doing all things together and everything I have planned for you before the foundation of the earth is coming together beautifully, beloved.

“Will you give me everything?”

Yes, Lord, you know I will. But if I can be honest, not without a pout, and sometimes not without a fight — fight with my reason, fear, and resentment.

Because, guys, I was really disappointed again.

“My beloved, will you lay down anything I ask of you or allow me to take something back that I have promised you?”

Yes, Lord, because I love you I will lay it at the altar, but not without tears Lord!

“Of course, Beloved, and will you consent to all I permit and allow? Allowing me to form you very uniquely, that you may grow into all the gifts that I have bestowed upon you?”

Yes, Lord, [sigh] only by your grace. Lord, this sounds like when you asked Peter three times does he love you.

“And I am asking you, Beloved, do you love Me? How much do you love Me, and do you trust Me?”

Well, to be honest, Lord, not as much as I want and I think I do, but I love you enough, Lord, that whatever you ask of me — Lord, take it! Just give me the grace to be joyful about what your will is and what you asking of me.

Jesus continued, “Yes, Beloved, grace has already come. You are clothed with Me now, to respond according to My will.

The thoughts are from My heart if you are willing to accept them. I know you have been prepared to leave within a few months, but in the message I mentioned ‘months’, I didn’t say how many months, Beloved, and you yet again presumed My timing. Derrick is coming to this mountain, and I am asking you both to stay here a bit longer. There is so much you two need to learn before releasing you to the work I have called you both to do. You have learned much, and Derrick needs to catch up — and will. There will be supernatural grace and anointing given to him once he arrives. There is no rush in the work ahead of you guys for Ghana because I am already there. I have gone before you and prepared the way, but I need to prepare your hearts, your natures, and your characters. He does not know this yet, but upon arrival, I will make My will known to him. I will make it very clear to him and give him the grace to respond. As shepherd, caretaker, Mother, and Father, of a community, there is so much that this role entails. Now you guys will be doing this together. This is a new season of restoration!

This will be a new dynamic for you — as you have learned much in the time you have been here, but this new dynamic is working things out with Derrick at your side and you guys working together on the issues of souls and of ministry. There will be challenges any new couple will face, but you will learn to comprise, understand, and more importantly, seek Me concerning everything. Not moving until I say ‘go’, and not turning to the left or to the right unless I give a new direction. You will also learn to trust My wisdom in him, Beloved. I do speak to him and lead him in My unique way that is fashioned for his soul alone. So there may be times you may not understand or even trust his discernment because he doesn’t seek Me as you do but I need you to trust Me in him.

It is not a coincidence that a hermitage is being built for a couple and that was my inspiration to have it be given to you and Derrick. You both will grow leaps and bounds in character and in virtue and in obedience. So you see, restoration will be this year! You will be walking out the fulness of your purpose by this fall and you will be strengthened with My grace and full of joy just as I promised. Just not how you depicted it, or what you had in mind. But it is the best for both of you and you will be greatly fulfilled! And because you have obeyed, you will live the rest of your life in contentment and will indeed walk into the promised land that I have prepared for you at the perfect time. Trust Me! Be joyful, full of thanksgiving at My wisdom and My provision! And praise Me for the fulfillment of this promise soon coming to pass.

Thank you for accepting My will, Beloved, and letting go, again of your detachment and abounding yourself to My goodness. I am your providential Father. I will not disappoint. I love you!”

That was the end of Jesus’ message.

So, family, I can’t say that I am shocked, but I was surprised. But thank the Lord for the grace he gave me to say ‘Yes’ again. For those who have been following this channel now, this City of God journey has been three years in the community and a two-year journey with this mission that has continuously been delayed. This will be the fourth time, and I often wonder, “Lord, what are the viewers and listeners of this channel thinking? They may give up on this promise too, wondering if I am really hearing from the Lord!” But you guys have stuck with me and have come to understand the Lord is teaching us detachment and wants us all to be totally dead to “self”. That he may do what He wills when He wills, how He wills. And give and take away at any moment as we continue to follow Him. He is faithful. And He will never ask us for a sacrifice that He doesn’t intend to make provision for.

Thank you so much for your prayers, family, for Derrick! The Lord is really moving and working, and I can’t wait to share our story with you once the Lord finishes writing it. Until then, continue to keep praying till he gets here. God bless you, family! Until the next message.

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My Name Is Mary Elisha I started this blog 6 years ago on my journey walking with Jesus and never knew all that he had in store for me. It has been a journey of tears, trust and confidence in him. Knowing that He is my loving spouse and he wouldn't lead me astray however he has given many suprises along the way! lol Upon fully surrendering my life to Jesus, he has completely turn my world right side up. Filled me with his spirit and showed himself in supernatural ways. He has completely left me in awe leaving me with the thought.....(as most Holy Spirit filled followers of Christ also say) why didn't I surrender 15 years ago! lol. When I started this blog I was a 30 years old zealous for the Lord and desiring to make his love known because it tranformed my life. However, I didn't know the way and the road in which he would take me. It is the way of the cross, the way of holiness and the way of love. Living a life seperated from the world and compltely concecrated to him. I no longer belong to myself, but to him as he has led me to a life of hiddeness and deep intimacy I didn't know was so avalialble for all who would make their lives, their hearts his home. He has given me a new name, a renewed purpose and a heavenly family who is so very present and so real to me. Saints who cheer me on, give me council and pray for me everyday to ensure I do the Lords will and the greatest gift of all He has led me to his Mother! Who has always been My Mother just never knew it. I love Mother Mary, she is my heart, my friend and confidant and continues to prepare me to a worthy bride to her son, Jesus. It is she, who has handpicked me for this mission and to run the community "City of God: Sacred Heart Refuge" in Ghana, West Africa. This is her mission and her ministry as a gift to Jesus and I just get to be her handmaiden. Heartdwellers Ghana is an extention of Heartdwellers ministry by Mother Clare and Father Ezekiel from Still Small Voice Channel. Jesus has taught us about divine intimacy with him. As we dwell in his heart, He and the Father come to make their home within us. (John Where Jesus is all of heaven is as well because the kingom of God is within. So here may you come to get fresh manna from Jesus and any ther saints who may want to give us council, encouragment and exhortation that we may finish this race of faith and run to win the prize. To be a bride spotless, blameless adorened with purity, carying the fire of charity and zeal for our fathers glory. That we maybe ready for him when He comes back for us. Our Lord, Jesus Christ is amazing the intimate you become with him the more in awe he leaves you. I hope this blog draws you nearer to our Lord and you began to open the ears and the eyes of your heart to all that he has to say to you and show you. All of these messages are from Jesus with love...to you. May you be blessed by his words of life. God bless you!

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