Monday, June 5, 2023

Living Water


Living Water

John 4:14 

but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

        The Word is life and freedom in the kingdom of God. Our born-again spirit must be fed by the Word to be filled with the milk. 1 Peter 2:2-3 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. As we grow from drinking milk, we need more to eat. The Word then becomes our living Bread of Life. John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. We must take delight in the scriptures as we draw closer to the Lord. Those of us who are walking and talking in the Spirit are eating and chewing the solid food from the Word. We are precious souls and children of the living God. He makes it so, because the Word cleanses and washes us from within. John 8:34-36 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Our hunger and thirst must be for the living Word. We cannot survive off the shouting and praise dancing, speaking in tongues, and the spiritual gifts alone. The real meat and potatoes on our plates should be getting the Word of God inside us. The Holy Spirit is dwelling within us, leading, and guiding us in the Spirit, so that we will know all things that are right and true. 2 Corinthians 4:2-4 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. We must remain meditating in the scriptures until we are speaking, thinking, and praying the Word of God. Our study times must be intentional, and purpose driven, so that our minds and hearts will come into alignment with heaven.

It's time to turn off the noise in the world and dig deep into the scriptures, until we get connected in the Spirit. This is how we must search, hunger and thirst for God’s love, truth, and Word. As we focus on the goodness of God, we must bind our flesh when it starts to act out. Those sudden urges to fall asleep as soon as we open the pages that is the enemy distracting us from receiving. Next our carnal thoughts start to flood into our minds, right there in those times the enemy is using the things we like or dislike to choke the Word from forming roots into our minds, hearts, and spirits. But we must be on top of these distractions because they’re around us in the air and there are stored memories good and bad inside our subconscious minds. The negative thoughts that we think must be bind at the time we catch ourselves thinking that way. It is our responsibility to guard our minds and hearts. 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Our electronic devices are handy and convenient but depending on if we use them to study the Word, it’s not going to stay quiet, because we’re always receiving messages, emails, alerts, and apps making sounds, etc. unless we turn them off.  But so many people are co-dependent on their devices. That’s another stronghold that’s tied to our flesh and minds. Saints, all of it is designed to keep us carnal and scattered brained. It has its advantages but when it comes to the Word of truth and eating our bread of life it must be dealt with. Ephesians 2:1-2 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience

The Lord trains and prepares us in His Word by allowing us to go through tests, trials, and tribulations. He is teaching us to call upon Him and weaving the Word into our hearts and minds, so that we will know by experience and faith that the Word of the Lord is living and breathing into our spirit man. We cannot live by bread alone, and faith without works is dead. When we go through storms in life one after another, we will know that it was God who brought us through it with a testimony that we can stand on. Ephesians 6:13-14 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 

We are not fully armed with the Word of God, because many of us are still on breast milk. How on earth are we ready to guard ourselves with the Word if we are not putting in the time with the Word and discerning the times. When some of us look up that’s when we realize we’re being attacked when the fiery darts hit our minds and hearts and confusion is everywhere we turn for peace. That is the worst time to prepare for the spiritual battles but for many that is our training and tests. We must trust the scriptures because we’re in a spiritual battle 24/7. There are two kingdoms at war. The kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. The Lord is so merciful to us by sending the Holy Spirit to dwell within us. He is our helper, teacher, comforter, and protection. He knows and sees everything in the spirit and natural world. 

There are strongholds, bad memories, deceitful behavior, wicked thoughts, bad language, and hurtful things that have happened to us and things we’ve done to others. But the Word is binding and casting down those things that are against the Word of God, so that we will prevail and press toward the call of God in Christ. Therefore, we must yield to the Holy Spirit as He gives utterance, so that the Father’s will be done in our lives. The living Word is guiding us on the path to walk and teaching us the right way to live. Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. God’s Word is hidden inside our hearts the subconscious mind. The Word is the light that shines from within us. The Word and Spirit are working on the new man in Christ. Thereby building us up into the righteousness of God. This work is a lifelong journey until we pass into eternity. No man will thwart God’s plan for the righteous. We are the redeemed and the fruit of the harvest. Jesus is coming back for the saints who have fallen asleep in the Lord and for the righteous.

The devil uses people to attack the righteous because God has favored them. The enemy uses religion to keep God’s people in bondage with legalism, rituals, and traditions of men. There is nothing new under the sun. Jesus fought against this same religious spirit in His day. The Pharoah’s and the religious leaders’ minds and hearts were spiritually blind, and they were prideful in their knowledge of the Law of Moses. We must be careful to not fall into this pit. The Word is washing us clean of all this stuff that has been passed down through the years in the church. Because religion is not the kingdom of God. We must follow the Holy Spirit not the traditions of men. 2 Corinthians 3:12-17 Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— 13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 

Many of us know that this is a perpetual fight down through the centuries and still today. Because it’s that religious spirit where men feel like their god and they want the people to take orders from them as their servants. However, this is Satan’s work to operate and divide the church. He’s jealous and envious of God’s reign and kingdom that’s why he works against the church. But God’s church is without walls, His people are the ones who are seeking the kingdom of God who obeys Him. They are called to serve in the body of Christ. We are dispersed into the four corners of the world. Psalm 75:6-7 For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. 7 But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.

We must be found seeking the kingdom of God like the eunuch. Acts 8:30-33 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth. 33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.”

Those of us whose hearts and minds have become open to the Spirit and Word must obey God. Many of us have been in dilemma’s not knowing which way to go, but here’s a blueprint in the eunuch’s life. He didn’t know which way to go either, but the Spirit did, and the Holy Spirit sent Philip to him. Those of us who are hungry and thirsty who are seeking to know God shall be filled. His living water springs forth in our lives when we accept Jesus as Lord. John 7:37-39 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Living Waters

My fears are only shadows

As I tread upon the earth

I will kneel and pray for the light

Jesus, I know You are the way

When trouble finds me I will stand

For my life depends on Your love

When darkness befalls my path

I will rejoice and sing praises

For I know Your eyes are every where

Birth Your Word of truth when I call

There’s no other name that I know

Sweet Jesus that’s who You are

While I stand at the bank I will pray

You are the Messiah the living God

Rivers of rocks and streams that flow

Send Your angels and doves over me

As I lift my hands toward heaven

I will be able to face the unknown

 ã2004 “Naima’s Inspirational Melodies”



Let Your Light Shine


Let Your Light Shine

Matthew 5:14-16

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Early in the morning we must give our praise to God for He is worthy. The name of Jesus must be on our lips and hearts as we give Him praise. The giver of life is our Savior who endured the cross. His righteousness clothes us in white fine linen as we worship Him. The light of the world never changes because His Word is everlasting and His truth stands. Holy is the one who we sing about “Amazing Grace” and the precious “Lamb of God.”

If God has done great things in our lives, we must let our light shine and witness to somebody about Jesus. Our lives are the testimonies that witness to the world that Jesus is real. There are so many people who do not know who Jesus is. Saints, we are the lights in this world. Thereby, we must serve and help somebody because we are Christ’s witnesses. His light and love lives in us according to His Word and Spirit. Colossians 1:26-27 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory 

As we grow closer to the Lord the Word will speak to our hearts. The answers to our prayers will be revealed, so that we will know that the Lord hears us. The years of praying to know Him will bring peace to our souls. The evidence of God’s love is the fact that He woke us up this morning and He continues to fight our battles. We are walking in the will of the Lord as we acknowledge and give Him praise. The message of Christ is in our hearts and minds because we know that He redeemed us with His blood. Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

The grace and mercy that He shows to us is abundant because we’re receiving forgiveness, favor, blessings, miracles, restoration, and other things that we didn’t ask for. God is indeed a merciful God. It is true when we seek the kingdom His righteousness is added to us. The things that use to entice us in the world have no control over us because our relationship with Jesus triumphs going back to the old things and the past.  Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

The Holy Spirit will provide everything that we need. He is our helper, teacher, and comforter. The victories that we’ve conquered are because of Him. He fights for us in the Spirit and knows and sees the things that live in the spirit, the attacks, battles, and warfare.  He lets us know people’s hearts and motives toward us. Saints, we must cherish, respect, and obey the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of truth. Our spirit man is made new because of His work in the Spirit. He gives us wisdom, knowledge, and understanding and power to overcome as warriors of Christ. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

We live in a dark, evil, and corrupt world that does not love God. This world is Satan’s domain where he is the prince of the air. Ephesians 2:1-3 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. His agenda is to steal, to kill, and to destroy the children of God. We must study the scriptures to learn how crafty and cunning he is because he is our adversary who does not sleep. Our Savior died for our sins and have rescued us from the kingdom of darkness. We are children of the light and must not become entangled with the works of darkness. Colossians 1:12-14 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

People of God we must run from all matter of evil. Galatians 5:19-21  Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. This lifestyle is not hidden from God. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and He will be in us until the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. Sin is Satan’s friend, and they are God’s enemies, because both are against God’s divine laws and righteousness.  Sin spreads like poison and infects and destroys everything righteous and divine. Death is the only way out to depart from sin.

However, God sent His Son, Jesus to die for the sins of the world. That is how serious sin is to God. He had to send His beloved Son to save us from the punishment for our sins and trespasses against Him. The blood of Jesus was the sacrifice that made atonement for our sins. The Word is clear about repentance and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord for forgiveness of sin.

Those of us who are on the Lord’s side must run from the powers of darkness. We are safe in the arms of Jesus. But our other enemy is our flesh. It is the tent that we live in on earth until we die. The flesh doesn’t want to obey the Holy Spirit nor learn how-to walk-in righteousness, because our bodies were shaped in iniquity in our mother’s womb. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—

The enemy is watching us 24/7 and he’s waiting to send people to us to cause us to fall from grace. Therefore, we must be sober-minded and be watchmen over our souls. The Word is our sword and defense, and we are responsible for arming ourselves for battle. That means taking the time to read, study, and meditate in it daily, so that we will not fall back into sin. Sin is powerful and Satan uses it to deceive us. It’s like sugar in the punch at a party, if you spike it with liquor, it is still sweet. So, people tend to drink more of it because of the sweet taste which is dangerous.  But if you make the punch sweeter and mix it with poison, what do you think will happen? It will kill you, if you drink it, so we must be aware of who we’re eating and drinking from because it’s easy to hide poison in something sweet.

In most cases, people don’t know they’ve been poisoned until it’s too late. Satan in his craftiness and cunning ways lures us in with some truth and mixes it with lies. He is the father of all lies. He doesn’t want us to follow Christ nor obey His Word. We are the righteous the sons and daughters of God. The Word of God that abides in us is the light that Satan wants to destroy. Because God’s Word is powerful and living and that is why Satan is after us to thwart God’s plan for our lives. He cannot have us because we belong to God our souls have been bought at a price by the blood of Jesus. We are sealed to the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. The Lord is saying that we must live in the light and walk in the Spirit and hold on to His unchanging Word. John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”


Candle Stick


 God placed a light inside your soul

As you seek Him it will be revealed

You were born to be a warrior

All God’s children were created to shine

We will face many trials, tests, and tribulations

The choice is divine

Pray when you are lost and confused

Hold up your candlestick as it guides you

Trust God’s love

He sent Jesus to be the light of the world

Now accept your gift and let your light so shine

For the world will see who you belong to

ã2004 “Naima’s Inspirational Melodies”



There Will Be Glory After This


There Will Be Glory After This

Luke 2:25-32

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: 29 “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; 30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation 31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, 32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”

We serve a mighty God who is love. Jesus the light that You shine upon the world is seen everywhere. Your glory is not hidden because You have set the captives free who were lost, imprisoned, and chained by the powers of darkness. The power of Your grace has given the Gentiles hope to cry out to You. The Word of the Lord is the light that exudes Your majesty. John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Revelation 21:23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.

The gospel is the good news to the people of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. There is power in the name of Jesus. We praise Your name for all the glory, honor and reverence belongs to You. Thank you, God, for opening the gates to allow every nation to learn about Jesus Christ the one who died on the cross for the sins of the world. This is the hope of glory that shines from above. The goodness that You give it is filled with light, life, and truth. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

As we grow in the Word everything that You have done for Your people still speaks to the hearts of the new generations. Your Word is everlasting to everlasting. The power is in the Word because our lives have been changed. We no longer want to serve the works of darkness. The light of Your glory has compelled us to come to the light that is found in Your truth. We see the eternal hope that is in the glory of the Son, Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:3-5  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Timothy 6:13-16  I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

We sing praise to You; our hearts and minds would not be able to make it in this world if it were not for Your Spirit. Thank You for the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. He is the Spirit of truth because we are not wise in our own eyes nor understanding. Evil has grown even more since we learned the truth. Genesis 6:5, 11 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  Verse 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

The world is filled with all kinds of wickedness that it promotes daily on the air waves. We do understand what is going on it is the kingdom of darkness setting up Satan’s agenda to destroy those who follow Christ. Thank You, God because You love us enough to leave us Your written Word and Spirit. Our eyes are open to discern what’s happening in the spirit realm. We must not partake in the world’s system and wickedness. Ephesians 2:2-3  And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

This is the love that Christ has for us to open our spiritual eyes to see the truth and grant us the wisdom to know the difference. As we mature in the Word, we will be better examples to the young ones in Christ. Sometimes, it takes years to finally understand what the Lord is saying, because many Christians are not walking in the Lord as they should. They are friends with the world through all the trappings of the trends, entertainment, idols, fame, money, and power it brings them. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Saints, we must lay hold of this glory that the scriptures tell us. We will have new bodies and there will be no more tears and pain. Our souls will house a new heavenly body. There will be no more labor and toiling to live and eat. Our hearts will rejoice all the time because we will be in the presence of Jesus. His glory will be something new that we’ve never seen before. Our new eyes will behold this heavenly brilliance of light. Revelation 21:24-27 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Revelation 22:3-5 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

We have this spiritual inheritance that awaits us because we believe in Jesus Christ. It is so amazing to see this from a far because all there was complete darkness and there was no good news to share. But now we have the best news that is being herald all around the world. The message of the cross, salvation, grace, and Jesus saves. These are the headlines to watch for because the gospel is about Jesus Christ and His grace for salvation. Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Our time is set to a number of days and we must continue to pray to our Father, God. When we rise in the morning, we must give Him praise for waking us and for His Son, Jesus. Our love and respect must be given to the Holy Spirit as well. He is always within us until the day of redemption. We must have a clear understanding about the triune God. God is one in three persons. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are in the Godhead. They are co-equal and co-eternal in nature, essence, and attributes. They each have a specific work in the life of the believer according to God’s eternal plan of salvation. Matthew 3:16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 1 John 5:6-8 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 

The hour is nearer, and we must be about our Father’s business. Everyday we must press toward the call of God in Christ. Everyman must be a watchman over his soul. The enemy is busy in  the world working in the hearts of men who love darkness and evil. Beware of our adversary Satan because he influences people to do evil and turn on one another through discord, strife, arguments, envy and jealously. We must pursue peace with all men, pray for forgiveness and love one another. We must focus on our Savior Jesus. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Lastly, we must hold onto our faith in Jesus. The race is for the one who endures to the end. Our focus must be on our own walk, because slow and steady wins the race. We must pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ and love them through being tender hearted. But we must be discerning of the times because many Christians are lukewarm and that does not, please God. Revelation 3:15-16 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. According to the scriptures, we must put our trust in the Lord. John 3:15-16 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.


Standing in His Grace


The ground where I stand

My soul is engraved 

I will not be moved

I’ve struggled and wavered

While I climbed to the top

When the wind blew, I held on

I am like a tree planted

My faith has been strengthen 

My Father predestined my steps

I can sit on high and rejoice

There’s harmony in the air to hear my praise

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I’ve been rescued from the depths of death

I have triumph over my enemies

Praise and glory I sing

My spirit is free

My soul is forgiven

I’m reaping the rewards of my Savior

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Birthing the Vision


Birthing the Vision


Isaiah 66:7-12

“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child. 8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children. 9 Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God. 10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem, And be glad with her, all you who love her; Rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her; 11 That you may feed and be satisfied With the consolation of her bosom, That you may drink deeply and be delighted With the abundance of her glory.” 12 For thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed; On her sides shall you be carried, And be dandled on her knees.

Sometimes a birth can take twenty years or even forty when it’s predestined by God. He knows the end of a thing before He creates it. Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ There is a process before the birth comes. Before we are placed into our mother’s womb, He knew every one of us and declared who we would be and have ordered our steps to accomplish it. This is the Spirit and power of God who rules with a mighty iron fist who rebukes the wind, thunder and nations that rise against Him.

We cannot see how much God loves us, because we measure Him by how people love us. Our hearts have been broken and for many shattered into pieces. Leaving us hurt, wounded, angry and alone. The fear of giving our hearts to someone else is impossible to fathom. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Life has so many twists and turns, and ups and downs, which is a long road with many stops along the way to our destination. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

The Lord was with us before our natural birth and still is, but we have no knowledge of it until He reveals it to us. Sometimes, He uses people to give us these messages “God loves you” or “pray to God.” But in most cases, we are not thinking clear because our minds and hearts are feeling heavy from disappointments, tears, and pain. And yet, He still is watching over us because we belong to Him. Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

There is a word planted within everyone of us that was spoken by the Lord. That word is a blessed seed by God. We came here to manifest God’s greatness within us. He hid it within us so that the world will not receive the glory nor take it and trample over it. We are precious souls to the Lord and have a purpose that He wants to birth out of us. That is why we must go through the crushing, hard times, pain, suffering, setbacks, etc. We must be reshaped and molded according to the original Masterpiece that we’re becoming. Psalm 29:9-11 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” 10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever. 11 The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

This birth is spiritual, and it will be manifested in our lives as we grow to understand where it all begin. We were created by God and have been given an assignment, to do for the Lord. He created us in His image and likeness. John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” We have a spirit inside of us that God wants to make new. We are only familiar with our physical bodies and our five senses after we are born into this physical world. But there is more to why we were created. That is the journey that we are on when we turn to God for His help, love, and forgiveness.

We are blind as sheep to spiritual things and that’s why we are always falling into temptation, entanglements with the wrong people, wrong relationships and doing things to appease ourselves and others. This is the carnal side of us in life not realizing that we need a Savior to rescue us from the works of darkness, sin, and Satan. The Lord knows at the right time when to step in to make His presence known to us. We must cry out to Him to help us and surrender our will. Because there is no other way to be free from all the negative thinking, destructive behavior, baggage, fear, and trauma that we’re masking to the world.

When we throw up our hands and cry out to the Lord this is the part that says we are ready to die to self, so that we can find a new life. The Holy Spirit awakens us through an encounter of His choosing to create a new spirit within us to open our spiritual eyes to seek the kingdom of God. This is God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit working in our lives to show us how to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

The Holy Spirit is the one who is helping us and teaching us to renew our minds with the Word of God. The Word is the new knowledge that we must learn to build up our new spirit man. This is how we follow Christ to learn how to live in the kingdom of God. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Our spirits are made new through the born-again experience with the Holy Spirit. There is no going back to the old life or the past. The Lord is showing us that we are His children through the Word and Spirit. He is revealing that He wants us to know Him as we did before we came here. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

We have a spiritual abundance now that we’ve entered the kingdom of God. The Lord is guiding us along the path and the Holy Spirit is showing us how to walk in the Spirit and how to use our faith. There is divine order in God’s kingdom. Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Our minds must be renewed daily, and our bodies must now be used for the glory of God. Because that’s where the Holy Spirit dwells in our temples. Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

There will be seasons of separation, purging, long-suffering, the wilderness, consecration, to birthing the vision. These things are happening in the Spirit because God is perfecting in us His Word as He prepares us for His good works. Isaiah 43:18-19 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. The natural process to giving birth entails pain, pressure, water breaks, intense levels of pain, one contraction after another until the cervix is at 10 centimeters dilated. It’s birthing time and here is where we are engaged in pushing the baby out. Well giving birth in the Spirit is like a natural birth. However, in the spirit we could be pregnant for nine years or longer before our water breaks and its birthing time.

During our spiritual pregnancy the Lord is preparing us and revealing through the Holy Spirit revelations, dreams, prophecies, signs, and wonders of what He’s going to do in our lives. Joel 2:28-29 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. We must walk closely with the Holy Spirit and yield our will to Him. He is the Spirit of truth. Our salvation is secure in Him after we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. We are sealed to Him until the day of redemption. Our adversary Satan is watching us and his work is to steal, to kill and to destroy us. He does not want us to give birth in the spirit. We are warned about him so we must be sober-minded and vigilant in obeying the Word and Holy Spirit.

Saints, we must keep the faith and press toward the call of God in Christ Jesus. We must continue to grow in our intimacy with God and write down the dreams, and journal. Habakkuk 2:2-3 “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. The Holy Spirit will birth the vision that He showed us. There will be multiple births for many. We must continue seeking the kingdom of God, giving our praises, pray, write, intercessors we need your prayers, fasting, forgiving, and loving others, meditating in the Word, and walking in humility is kingdom. We cannot fall back at this hour. Romans 8:22-25 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.


We are in the birthing canal for many, and our waters have broken, there’s an intense level of warfare, things are going crazy, we must follow the Holy Spirit’s leading. But for some they’re still in the trimester stages and new souls are becoming impregnated in the spirit, hold onto God’s unchanging Word. Ephesians 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, We are victorious because we’ve seen the dreams, platforms, healings, miracles, the audiences and the light of God on our faces. We will testify about Jesus saves, heals, and delivers. Isaiah 55:11-13 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the Lord for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”



Secret Visions

I trust in Your power to bring it to pass

Every vision that You send

A new life filled with love

Through the Word and Spirit

There is power in prayer 

While I continue to search

I thirst for more to be revealed

Lord open my spiritual eyes

While I patiently wait

Today my life has changed

As I reminisce You made all things new

I’m seeking Your kingdom and righteousness

 ã2004 “Naima’s Inspirational Melodies”

Write the Vision


Write the Vision


Habakkuk 2:2-3

Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

God is alive and He’s working in our lives to reveal His plan and purpose for us. This plan is forming as we go through many ups and downs in life. There are many roads that we will travel that will come to an end. But in God’s faithfulness He shows us that there is always another sign pointing us in the direction that we should go. This path is invisible and yet it doesn’t make sense because we cannot see it with our physical sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

The Lord chose us before the foundation of the world was made. Psalm 139:13-14 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. He spoke words over our lives who we would be and our purpose. We were with Him before we were born into this world. Our destinies have been written and blessed by God. Romans 8:29-30 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

Many of us have a hard time trying to figure out who we are and what is our purpose. We often turn to the world and follow others into their occupations that they pick. The world gives praise to people who follow the world’s systems of living and working. This path works well for many because they can make a good living and earn privileges with perks, rank, and prestige. And yet, for those who aren’t so fortunate get stuck in low paying jobs with unfair workloads. This path is like working on a pulley wheel where the people at the bottom are working the hardest and are overlooked for advancement or promotions, because the suits at the top get to decide who goes up the ladder and who doesn’t based on their vision plan. They write out the job descriptions and it’s a catch 22 because the rules are always changing for the people at the bottom when they add to the job description a degree is required or xyz years of experience is necessary to qualify, majority of the workers who are at the bottom don’t meet the qualification. Matthew 20:16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

People of God, we must first turn to Him. He is fair and just in all His ways. There is a greater purpose to our lives that will bring God the glory. Every shut door is not the end, because God has a master plan and path that leads to His righteousness. We must start there in seeking the Lord for the direction and answers to our prayers. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. He holds the plans to our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

We must grow in our walk with the Lord because He desires to have a relationship with us. Our minds must be renewed through the Word. Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. When our struggles and pain get too heavy to carry, we are willing to sit and listen to the Lord. Because our backs are against the wall, and we feel trapped in the quicksand of life. We see others prospering and making plans about what they are doing pertaining to their life’s dreams. And for most they are barely eating and getting by. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

We must get our priorities in order but keep God first. He is guiding us individually on the paths that He predestined. Every test, lesson, storm, hardship, and mistake are all working together for our good. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. The Word of the Lord is living and is the lamp to our feet to direct us to Christ. We are not fully seeking God, if we are chasing the things in this world because our hearts and minds are still filled with lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life. So sometimes, the Lord must turn up the heat to get our full attention. Hebrews 12:6-7 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” 7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 


These tests and lessons are put into our lives to develop our faith and to teach us to turn to His Word. We are God’s children, and He wants us to know Him, so that our testimonies will be for His glory and compel others to believe in Jesus. As we yield to the process the Holy Spirit is creating in us a new spirit. He is transforming us from the old man into the new man. We must become born again to learn how to hear God and to discern the spiritual things and to walk in the Spirit. John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” The Holy Spirit is dwelling within us until the day of redemption.


This does not look like a vision plan or vision statement according to the world’s definition. However, Our Father God put His vision plan into time to save us from His wrath. He sent His beloved Son, Jesus to die for the entire world’s sin. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Everyone who repents and accept Jesus as their Lord will be saved from God’s wrath. Romans 5:8-11 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.


Our lives were created to worship and to glorify God. He placed inside each of us gifts, talents, and gave each person a purpose. Through the work of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life He reveals to them revelations, dreams, visions and downloads them into our inner man (new spirit). This is personal between the believer and God. Some people write these experiences in their journals as they continue to build their intimacy and faith walk with God. Every vision that comes from the Lord He makes provisions for it and will bring it to pass. This will be by His Spirit and power so that He is glorified. Isaiah 42:8 I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. As the Holy Spirit see’s our obedience we will witness to others about Jesus and His praises will be heard in the heavens and earth.


Dreams of Passion


If tomorrow never comes

My spirit shall live again

Across the Milky Way shines the light

No one can have my dreams

No matter how long it takes

My soul was created to fulfill a plan

Heaven is watching closely

As I pray for understanding

Step by step I know it’s divine

In the midst of it all

The Lord will smile and be glorified

Every tear will birth praise

As His blessings rain from above

The Holy Spirit is guiding my soul

As I decree what God has for me

Every dream and gift that He sends

I will write the vision and make it plain

For my life is not over till He is pleased

ã2004 “Naima’s Inspirational Melodies”


Living Water

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