It Was Only a Test

I’m still marvelling over how God moved yesterday in church. There was one other thing that happened that really got my attention. My Pastor was ministering and he described a road that looked exactly like the picture to the right.

I was amazed as the pastor described this exact scene because I had just used this picture in another blog post (https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/move-to____________on-you-own/) speaking about moving. But today the Lord said “that was a test”. Now it had to be God because I do not test people. I tend to believe people because I’m not a liar and I presume that most people are being honest. But God spoke to me about moving to test the waters. But sadly someone failed the test.

I know I have spoken in riddles for sometime, but I will break it down so it will be very clear. The move I was considering was about the possibility of a relationship with a man. Yes, I put it out there!!! lol  But after a series of events, you’ll not hear me speak of the move again. If this is really the will of God it will come to pass without me moving on my own. Seem strange for me to say that? Don’t think it’s strange. It’s all about the progressive Will of God. You have to check your mailbox daily, because there may be a new memo. God never allowed me to move because he knew the other person on the other end “waiting” was not trust worthy. Yes, I am calling a spade a spade. Though God’s final plan may come to pass, the method by which that happens can change.

My mind recalls the dream about the snake in front of the door. When I decided to move toward the door, I saw the snake and went back home. That dream is manifesting because I am staying home and will never entertain moving again on my own. I was telling the Lord, the only way I would move is if Boaz backs a truck up to my door and moves me. Ladies, never move for a man. This was only a test by God.

Don’t think God will test you or someone connected to you? Remember Abraham. God told him to take his only son and sacrifice him. When he saw that Abraham was willing, God stopped him and provided another sacrifice. Another method. In my case, God was testing the motives of someone else and they failed. So the Father sent a new memo out and told me stay put. I knew it all along, but just cooperated with God. lol  Yes, it was only a test!

God will always give us the opportunity to cooperate with His will. Then we have a choice. We can follow the path we want to follow, trusting that He knows best, or we can do our own thing. Then after we have gone down the road we want to go, he will remind us of the opportunity we missed. Yes, it was only a test.

Genesis 22:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Abraham Tested

22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

A Series of Events

I woke up this morning already knowing some things in my heart. Today’s earlier post was a response to something in which I already knew the answer. But I am excited because my heart is not invested in empty words, so some things don’t even hurt.

God reminded me about the end from the beginning, (Isaiah 46:10) while I was in church, so I know that God’s will won’t come until deliverance comes and sometimes that means people must get exactly what they want. I am not going to say much more because my words carry weight and I don’t want to stop the process.

You see Samson had to go for what he wanted even though he ended up disappointed, but he had to do it. It was through him doing that, that he learned the lessons God wanted him to learn. That is what life is about. I learned a lesson too.

When you are walking prophetically sometimes it’s hard to put the pieces of the puzzle together, but then suddenly, it’s just like putting a real puzzle together. You put one piece in and suddenly all the others fit.

I had a dream that was date stamped and what God showed me was about the month of September. We will see if it manifests this year. But I am chuckling now because again I have learned some valuable lessons and this one is the last one I needed to learn. Years ago, God showed me something and now I have the strength to do it.

So what lessons did I learn?

1. When God shows you a snake, believe what he has shown you. The sad thing is some people don’t know they are dealing with a snake-like personality (one that can’t be trusted), so they are going to end up hurt. But if God allows it, there is a reason.

2. Before God’s promise comes to pass, a series of events may have to play out. Sometimes very unpleasant ones that may not make you happy. But hold on. God’s promise will stand for itself. Once he tells you the end from the beginning, trust him.

3. Don’t fall for the “Okie doke”.(https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/love-series-dont-fall-for-the-okie-doke/) See people for who they are. Love them anyway. They may need you when they hit rock bottom. The road to deliverance is not an easy one.

4.Some people are destined for a Chad Johnson (https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/pop-culture-the-consequences-of-reckless-living/) or a Tiger Woods (https://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/a-lesson-from-tiger-woods/)  route before they are able to break their destructive patterns. In other words, some people are destined for a public scandal.

5. Some women are destined to become infatuated with an undelivered man and have their hearts crushed. That is their judgment. It’s the penalty for past sins that they committed. They had snake dreams too and were warned, but disregarded the warning, so now they will have to learn painful lessons.

This may sound like a riddle to some (sorry) but for me it is about my prophetic walk. You see it’s all about a series of events that must come to pass before the promise. If God shows you the end at the beginning, just know there may be some rough times in the middle. But if He showed you the end, don’t worry about the series of events that must play out.

Isaiah 46:10

New International Version (NIV)

10 I make known the end from the beginning,from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

It Will Happen

In the midst of yesterday’s worship God showed up and He spoke to me in service. The pastor’s son read a scripture from Psalm 46:10: King James Version (KJV) 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

It was so peculiar though because I kept seeing and hearing Isaiah 46:10 in my spirit. That was the first time that happened to me, so rather than resist, after he read the scripture, I opened my bible to Isaiah 46:10 and it read: (NIV) 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.

By the time I got home, I knew God had answered my prayers because I asked Him about some things. I have waited a long time and after a while you wonder, will this happen.

I asked the Lord about the financial promise and marriage and love and all that good stuff. Yes, this woman of faith needed to hear from God and the Lord spoke in the most unlikely way. God said for you the scriptures are Psalm 46:10 AND Isaiah 46:10!

There are still questions I am asking God. I still have some fears and apprehension. Especially about love. You guys know me by now. God uses all kinds of songs to minister to me and this one is one that kept coming up in my mind. It’s about love.

Now, I am a woman of faith, but I decided to put some fleeces out on this one. I need some signs. I know God told me some things long ago about this and I must follow God’s instructions by the letter.

When the Lord makes us promises, we must be fully persuaded they are going to happen. Trust him today!