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After unfolding a clean pillowcase, I tucked an unclad pillow under my chin, and started pulling the case onto it. At the left, the case slipped on, and I pulled it up a short way. At the right, I couldn’t seem to make that happen, and started feeling frustrated. “What in the WORLD???!!!”
After several tries, I looked down at the end of the pillow, and realized that since I hadn’t yet put in my contacts, I hadn’t noticed that the folded pillowcase had not UNfolded completely, on the side that I was trying to pull up.
Instead, the folded corner was stuck inside the open edge, creating a blockage. I had to pull the folded corner out of the open edge, THEN fit that edge onto the right side of the dangling pillow, and voila! The case climbed right up the pillow as it should, as I gave it the necessary tugs and shakes.
As I plopped the covered pillow onto the head of my bed, I heard Holy Spirit say…
“It’s this type of situation that catches Christians up into frustration about prayer, or other times when Godly action seems to be slow, and that things are just not getting done. The ‘pillowcase’ is ready to cover the ‘pillow,’ but there’s something folded into a tiny spot, that needs to be addressed.
If people will stop tugging, just long enough to see what is needed in that tiny corner, and rectify THAT little responsibility, then We can accelerate the rest of the process like lightning!“
I perceived that this particular tiny “responsibility” is ours (the people’s), and that the “process and acceleration” are the Lord’s (note the capital “W” on the word “We” (the full Godhead).
One of those responsibilities that we might need to see to, is making use of our spiritual contact lenses or glasses, so that we can TRULY see what God is doing when His actions don’t SEEM to be showing forth. We also might need to fine-tune what comes out of our mouths, so that His Word is spoken, not the problems. Speak the Word! Don’t walk around gagged by and tangled up in the world system.
God’s not telling us we need to WORK to get the answers. He’s just telling us better ways to RECOGNIZE that the work is already in progress and to exercise PATIENCE, so that He can (as I once–MANY years ago–said, rather desperately, while praying AGAIN for healing from a very sore throat and cough), “…bring the manifestation of the manifestation!” At that time, also, He reminded me to SPEAK the Word over the affliction, rather than continuing to lament over it. Sure enough, when I got ready to SERIOUSLY talk to Him about it, and then we laughed over the manifestation of the manifestation, the whole thing that had been hanging on for DAYS, disappeared.
Just like that, the clean pillowcase was snugged into place…once my eyes were seeing the REAL story…once my tongue stopped complaining in frustration…once I was able to see the tiny bit of further PREPARATION that was necessary. Glory to God!
Want a scripture to back this up? There’s a whole LIST of 25 of them, that talk about “patience,” which was highly necessary in this situation!
One of the most relevant scriptures to THIS message, that can be found in the above list, is Luke 8:15 (NKJV)…
It says (regarding Jesus’ parable of the seeds), “…but the [seeds] that fell on the good ground, are those who–having heard the word with a noble and good heart–keep it and bear fruit with patience.”
Finally, Holy Spirit ALSO brought to my attention that the “…like lightning!” part of that message was REALLY important! How FAST lightning strikes is part of it. However, we also need to ask the question, “What does lightning do FOR the earth–and thereby for US?” This link carries an interesting article with some fun facts, as well as some serious information.
02/16/2023–A New/Old Thing
My sister (Cindi McDonagh) frequently gets WORDS from Holy Spirit, to investigate. By that, I mean that she often gets just a single word–along with the correct spelling of it. Once in a while, she’ll get several words together, or even a whole sentence. However, for a couple of months, now, she’s been getting more involved information, which has obviously been preparing her to get up and “preach to people,” while using a microphone. She has NOT wanted to ever DO that, but she knows He’s getting her ready.
Yesterday (02/15/2023) she sent me the following note, on Messenger:
“From God this morning, I received a new/old thing.”
“It is not my job to save your soul.
To share God’s Love is my only goal.
His word is enough, His truth, His light,
Is the only battle I’m asked to fight.
His faithfulness fulfills every need.
All I need do is plant the seed.
He will provide the loving care.
That is the message I need to share.”
She then told me she waited for more, but nothing else came. So she re-read it, and said, “That’s enough!” 😀
NOTE: If this seems a bit strange to be here, just wait. I will explain
Now, early this morning (02/16/2023), I’ve cried all the way through reading and then hearing a very special personal report about the Asbury Revival (in Kentucky), presented by Dutch Sheets (Give Him 15), through his daily newsletter, and on his YouTube page:
Then, almost immediately, I was checking a message on Messenger, and this Facebook post caught my eye. It also contains a video. If you can watch the Facebook video, be sure to read what For King & Country commented, about why they knew about it, and why they posted it:
I tried to find just the video on, YouTube, but evidently the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in South Carolina (which originated it) only posts their live videos on Facebook. I hope you can watch it!
The song that they used, for their video (above), was “RELATE” (you can hear it in the background at one point, in their video):
Right after that, I found another, brand new, post on Facebook, by Johnny Enlow (Johnny + Elizabeth Enlow), which says: “Everything, Everywhere and All at Once. Remember about a month ago when I shared that the Holy Spirit said the whole earth was about to become an Upper Room? I think it is beginning to happen.”
The comments below his short statement are all in agreement, and here’s what one person (James Gillette–a pastor) commented:
“A few years back I was praying inside. I looked out the window at the snow that had fallen and noticed more snow flakes falling. The snow had stopped so I was confused. I found out it wasn’t snowing again. The wind was blowing and snow was coming off the roof. The Holy Spirit whispered and said, “The thing I shall do is not a new thing but is old. I will but breathe and stir that which is already here. Get ready son’s and daughters of God!”
THAT’s when I KNEW I had to add these bits and pieces to this already-written word from 12/19/2022, and then make this into “the next video” for Grandma’s Got Grace.
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Scriptures marked (NKJV) are taken from the New King James Version.
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