Hello, Brothers, Sisters, and Heartdwellers family. May we be given the grace of humble obedience not only to Jesus but to our superiors. And as leaders, may we be given the grace to walk in great love toward the souls the Lord entrusts to us.
I pulled three Rhemas this morning that slightly confused me.
[The] first said, Holy Obedience to Your superiors”. I thought to myself, hmm I am not on the mountain in the community and there isn’t anything Mother Clare or Father Ezekiel have asked me to do lately that I haven’t done. So I thought, okay, this may be a forewarning of something to come
The next said, “Do your duty at any cost” As a mother and novice mistress. I am paraphrasing but the card referenced St. Therese and how she wasn’t afraid to correct or admonish souls under her care. She knew that souls didn’t know what was best for them and judged according to what they desired, not what was most necessary to sanctify them. So she was encouraging me to not let things slip.
I thought to myself, who, Lord? Hmm, it had me thinking…
The last card said, Take care of your flock. Check on those closest to you to see how they are doing. So I began to reach out to some of the members of the group to see how they were doing and reached out to Mother Clare asking her if there was anything I had skipped over, even here in Ghana, that I was supposed to do. However, everything came to a head when I got a call in the evening from a member on the mountain and they were being asked to leave. They were hurting and angry and had a lot to say. I remember listening wondering if I should stop them from venting, but I let them continue and prayed with them after getting off the phone.
Derrick was there and heard the conversation and said you should call back and correct some things they said and shouldn’t have said. To be honest I didn’t want to because I didn’t want them to respond in anger and wanted to make it a peaceful night. But then the Rhema popped into my head, and I discerned [that] the two Rhemas I got that morning were about them and the Lord wanted me to call back. Oh boy, I sighed,— prayed, and called them back. To my surprise, they had calmed down and received all I said in correction. [I encouraged] them to follow holy obedience and that the Lord [had wanted] to crush their pride that they weren’t willing to die to, which led to this situation.
The next morning the Lord began to speak to me about this.
Good morning, Lord. What on your heart? Sorry, Lord, my health is disturbing me a Little Lord
As an aside, I was distracted that morning because I noticed I was gaining weight very rapidly. Very unusual for me and I wasn’t eating that much but kept gaining and having different types of health issues I hadn’t had in the past. Then when I went to the Lord about it asking if it was an assignment or even a curse, I got “Holy Spirit”, to my surprise. I remembered the Lord had told me to always do a 3-day fast [when] entering into a new country and I forgot, coming to Ghana. I didn’t and felt that I should.
“I am here, Beloved. Thanks for coming again. The thoughts that flooded your mind are from Me. It would be good to do a three-day liquid fast as I had asked you to anytime you travel leaving [from one] country into another. A lot could have been avoided, My little one. Derrick and you doing it together will help your physical and spiritual health, especially before the traditional ceremony.
“Offer the fast not just [as a] detox for bodies, but for your families as well. I am doing many things behind the scenes that you do not know of but will soon reveal [themselves] by the end of the year. Press in a bit more, Beloved, and no longer lean into you your feelings, your emotions, or lack thereof.
“The enemy will continue to steal from you and time is short my little one. Be very diligent with your time now and begin to get the things asked of you, done. Your feelings are a reflection of your flock as well.
“They need to be encouraged and inspired again concerning what I am doing here in Ghana and the many different nations, and how they are so vital to the work I have entrusted to each of them. Yes, each of them matters, each of them is important and their prayers are powerful. Remind them of that, beloved one.”
“And no longer concern yourself with what you don’t see — but with what I have promised. I am faithful very faithful. You, more than anyone, should know that. Be faithful to the times of adoration I have set before you and I will do wondrous works, Beloved. You are not at a standstill as you think, but rather there is much opposition coming against you.
“The vision Father Ezekiel gave you was indeed a shadow of what you’re going through. Although, it was interpreted quite literally, which is not the case. But the enemy wants you bound in your emotions, bound in your spiritual life, and bound as he abuses you with thoughts and pains of the past to stifle your future.
“This has been a grave suffering indeed, such anguish of the soul you are going through. Endure a bit longer, Beloved. So much fruit is being derived now to set many others free — and preparing the way for Me to move in your family and in your marriage to tether you two together, in sync for the work I have prepared for you.
“So you have cried out and I have heard, and I tell you, move forward, Beloved, and simply get what needs to be done, done. Do not procrastinate with the inspirations I have given you, but rather move forward in courage.”
Thank you, Lord, for your words of encouragement! Thank you, Jesus. Do you have any words on your heart for our flock?
“Yes, My dove, I want to talk about brotherly love and the power of holy obedience. I know, you have been grieved about what transpired on the mountain, but I am in the midst of these turning events, Beloved. Much can be learned from this. As a leader and Mother, it is so important not to be quick to judge, speak or have conversations about others when they are not present. I have told you this more than once and you have even fallen prey to this bad habit this week — when you got frustrated with a soul.
“You see, gossip releases an abhorrent fragrance to Me and all of heaven. You don’t see it as gossip many times, but it doesn’t intend to start off that way. Rather a soul calls with a complaint about another soul immediately nip it in the bud, Beloved, do not allow them to vent. First, ask them if they have talked to that soul personally and let them share their concern under the guise of confession. Then come to Me, pray about it, and even encourage the soul to reach out to their brother and sister to talk about it and make peace before you step in.
“Many times a soul vents — thinks about it — then rather than speaking to their brother in love they let that situation die, but the resentment is not dead within them because of that offense or situation. So it will rather raise its ugly head at another time.
“This was a great lesson for you. When you begin to run your own community, that can cause scandal and so much hurt to the souls I bring you. That is very important. I am teaching you all to be like that of a heavenly church where brotherly love, transparency, gentleness, and honesty reign amongst all — especially leadership.
“However, My beloved brides, even if that falls short you can never go wrong with holy obedience — holy obedience is obedience to My will and to your covering especially in community. That is very important. The closer you get to a leader the more their humanity — their weaknesses are so much more apparent. However, I anointed them, I chose them to lead and entrusted their soul to you in spite of it.
Too often do souls see their covering rather than seeing Me. It is Me that chisel you with every blow, every instruction, every direction, and every correction. It is Me that allows and forms every lesson of humiliation, contradiction, and persecution to humble you and to teach you obedience.
“Although being Son, I learned obedience from what I suffered (Hebrews 5:8) and when I was made perfect the Father led Me to begin My ministry. Do you understand, My little ones? Although God I laid My divinity down to be a humble servant and had to be perfected in My ‘Yes’, to the Father.
I was humiliated by the parents and the children within My neighborhood, many times because of jealousy. We were mocked because of our humble and poor life. I was constantly haggled by elders who felt they were older, wiser, and knowledgeable. And who was I, but a little boy trying to teach them and the other children? But they could not deny the anointing, power, and truth that came from My words. But yet, I was obedient to the Father — to His work. I was given the ultimate cup of humiliation during My passion through betrayal — the most horrific and derogatory words said to me, spat at, beat up by all the religious leaders, and then nailed naked to the cross for all to see — all in obedience to the will of God.
“I drank the cup, will you? Living a communal life, your cup will be one of sacrifice. It can be late nights when you want to go to sleep, early mornings because you have to get up to take care of your community responsibilities — being harshly corrected and admonished privately or publicly — talked about in a negative light — rejected, treated partially while another is treated favorably — being overlooked, and thought as of one with little to no value.
It can be [you’re] asked to do something you don’t want to do, eating something you despise or dislike, enduring through one of your brother’s and sister’s bad habits or bad attitudes, sickness, and pain in your body, receiving injurious words or being accused of something you didn’t even do. All of these and so much more will be found in a communal life especially one that seeks to grow you in holiness, That you can bank on, Beloved ones.
“That is why I have brought you there, to set you apart, to sanctify you. All the saints had to endure through these various trials and so much more forsaking themselves at the altar for love of Me and being perfected in love. That is what holy obedience does. When you obey every counsel, instruction, and directive as if it was from Me, however absurd it may be. When you begin to question, doubt, have resentment — and worse, you begin to contend with your leadership and covering, you are then headed to your own end, Beloved ones. For it’s the devil that is on a soul’s back who will not yield to obedience because obedience is your protection.
“The journey around the mountain can be [a] one day journey, or forty days around the mountain — you choose My beloved ones. When a lesson is not comprehended, but rather fought and resisted I then move you on somewhere else to learn that lesson again until you pass the test. Please cooperate with Me, My beloved ones, and know that those I put over you will be weak, full of faults in so many more ways than you can count. But it does not discount the role I have given them as your Father and Mother entrusted to be held accountable for your soul and guide you in the path of holiness.
“You see, if you obey Me through them, then I can easily correct their faults. I will bring such strong conviction and reveal their blind spots to humble them as well because all, from the least to the greatest, can always grow in more humility. But when you resist and rather contend with them, I will cause you to fall instead, for pride proceeds a fall.
Do not see holy obedience as a restriction or means of control. But it’s rather [a] means to protect and cause you to be fruitful in every area of your life. Trust Me, My beautiful brides, those who are called to live in communities, this will be a tough lesson all will have to go through. Heed my words now and it won’t be so painful later. That is all for now, My beloved one.
Be sensitive to My voice and leading throughout the day. I will use your hands and feet to touch those I love and those who are in need of comfort. Reach out in faith and I will do the rest.”
That was the end of Jesus’ message.