Sharp threshing instruments by Evangelist Linda J 15/1/2020

I am having my kitchen refurbished. No fancy stuff, just streamlining and getting rid of the excess baggage. My God how many wooden spoons do you need in a kitchen??!! They are everywhere jumping out at me…..Some have to go….As I am preparing for the workman to come, I say let me start on the cutlery draw.

Some of you don’t know my story. No time to tell it here, but for a couple of years I have been on the road in ministry and in transition and along the way I left stuff and have acquired stuff . The last temporary accomodation I was in, all my kitchen items were in storage , but on the day of moving in I saw a lady across the road was moving her daughter out of her house. She blessed me with so many of the essentials I needed at the time… including a ironing board. I laughed because she had everything I needed and I knew it was the hand of God again, meeting my needs.

I moved into my own forever home last year, again a blessing from God and was able to get my own stuff out of storage but just not had the time to do a sort through. It has been a whole year .. can you believe how time flies? Today is the day that anything having bits missing or broken or

too big , broad, dull, bent , crooked blunt will have to go. Tarnished brown tea stained spoons, which should be silver and shiny will have to be scrubbed bleached and polished and better scrub up or they will have to go…

Don’t you just hate it when you are drinking soup in a bowl and the spoon you have chosen just too big for your lips…??? steady…..and just not the right fit… !!! I have my special spoons and my special knives which i brought at cost but are just right for the job I want to do . I go through and bag all the ones that might help someone else.

I think about our Father and how he must also do this exercise when he is looking for a tool or a vessel to use and that tool or vessel is just not right or has become rusty or damaged. As I reflect I remember the scripture in Isaiah ‘I looked for a man but I could find no one ‘ ( Isaiah 63:5 ) so my own righteous right arm (Jesus ) was the one to bring salvation.

I will reflect more on this over the day, but as I am writing I hear the Lord talk (whisper in my ear) about threshing instruments which takes me to Isaiah 41 – This chapter speaks to me about many thing about the oft perilous journey of the called out ones ie going from place to place and the things encountered along the way as a result of being chosen of God. I include it here as I believe Father wants me to and by way of encouragement and shining a light on this my own piece : Of course it is my beloved King James Version.

2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east,

called him to his foot,

gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings?

he gave them as the dust to his sword,

and as driven stubble to his bow.

3 He pursued them, and passed safely;

even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.

4 Who hath wrought and done it,

calling the generations from the beginning?

I the Lord, the first,

and with the last; I am he.

5 The isles saw it, and feared;

the ends of the earth were afraid,

drew near, and came.

6 They helped every one his neighbour;

and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith,

and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil,

saying, It is ready for the sodering:

and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant,

Jacob whom I have chosen,

the seed of Abraham my friend.

9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,

and called thee from the chief men thereof,

and said unto thee, Thou art my servant;

I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

I will reflect some more on these thoughts but as I close this piece a prayer comes.

Prayer

Father, thank you for calling us and choosing us and thinking we are fit for your use.

We love to hear your voice in the quietness of the morning . Reminding us and instructing us of who we are in you. I have been very busy this morning , doing innocuous things but you have spoken to my heart. We just want to stop sometimes and be filled up again with you and so that we can help and encourage others. Help us to minister out of the overflow of what you are depositing and not seeking our own thoughts or running on empty.

Thank you for journey and the blessings and the many lessons you have taught (and are teaching us) through your word and your world. You made everything beautiful, in its time and can make everything new by the breath of your nostril.

Lord I pray that you will continue to find us fit for your service ie not too big for the cup we must sometimes sip or drink , neither thinking ourselves too small for the task you desire us to do, neither hiding away under someone else’s lamp or light.

Lord when you choose you chose well. You know the end from the beginning and what we were crafted and designed for. No one understands our idiosyncrasies like you… Each man has his own individual use, individual gift. May we find our place.

Father we want to be a sharp threshing instrument in your hands. Sometimes you will place us in hot water and when we need to become part of the necessary stir……sometimes you have to polish or bend us a little when we are going out of shape, becoming dull , disheartened or discouraged. Continue to do so . Continue to use me/us. I leave my life, my loves, my treasure, my passion, the journey and the choices I must make, in your hands.

Your daughter

Linda J

15/1/2020

On a continuum, For You ..!!!

Evangelist Linda J New Years Day 2020

Happy New Year everyone what a great crossover service into 2020 it has been already. I woke up with the word on my lips and a prayer in my heart and I intend to continue to be intentional in my walk. Mine is to write and to break bread.

I am sure wherever you were or are (and if you have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ) then you will have given him Thanks for seeing you through another year. I know some didn’t quite make it.

You know as I was just taking my daughter to work at 6:00 am this morning (and encouraging and ministering to her as a good mother should do)I found myself saying “J … blah blah blah…. she was listening intently. As I was speaking the Holy Spirit began to minister to both me and to her. He says this :

Much has already been said about 20/20 vision and that is correct – He works in perfect numerical order, the world and order of things created and timed for a divine purposes. Times and seasons, concepts are not birthed in man , but these are God’s idea which he shares with us and he wants us to have increased wisdom and perfect vision for these end times. He said in essence , the perfect vision that will bring actualization is the scripture you already know Linda … it is “seeing those things which are not as thou they are” … This is supernatural vision, seeing with the eyes of the Spirit and as our dear Pastor H encouraged last night, seeing from an higher plane…. and seeing as God sees.

This is the power of faith espoused in Hebrews 11 (see full chapter below and for ease). To appropriate the things which are ours by right, we will have to bring them into being. Simply put : If you cant see it you cant get it. Faith without works is dead. Your eyes and vision must become alive to possessing that thing.

What do you see?

An old pastor used to say in relation to the word of God , don’t stop talking it don’t stop saying it ..it stills sets me on fire .. but I say now in terms of vision ‘don’t stop seeing it!!!

See those things which are not, as though they are. See yourself sitting in your new house in the new chair ( I can testify that one works… ) see yourself in that new job, new career. Again testimony..!!! See yourself being handed that award, that certificate (and particular for our young people and charges at the beginning of their academic career) they need this encouragement to see themselves , as achievers and overcomers – as having started and finishing well.

Ministries of healing? See yourself or that person healed. See them walking out of their situation. See it aggressively. Friends, loved ones brethren locked up spiritually or physically? See those angels ascending, descending , transcending on their behalf , see those prison doors fly open.

Keep on seeing it and not only that, position yourself to receive it and them.

I am writing with many situations in mind this morning. Only God knows my times. I believe we are going to see the supernatural power of God in its full manifestation my time and a mighty harvest coming in. I have seen it ..and will continue to see it.

Some of you have been laboring for years and sometimes get discouraged. When Lord ? When ? But faint not. God knows your situation and your labour of love and He sees. He will bring all that concerns you to pass and for your favor in his own good time.

His word says : He sees , the end from the beginning (that is His continuum) and His counsel stands. (Isaiah 46:10). His counsel stands in and for your life. My prayer for you is that your eyes will become embolden with the promises of God which are YES, and AMEN. Not for us a dead ineffective Christianity. Not for us soothsayers. We want to see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives and on a continuum, just as He said it would. Abraham did not see those promises fulfilled, but believed and we can now testify that God did not short change him. Abraham’s God is the same God. We too will have and leave a testimony.

As I close, I want to say this : Don’t just help yourself in the seeing …. help others to see. Be not selfish in well doing ..pass it on!! Some of you, God has given you great and precious promises, great responsibilities, roles and position (some lowly and unseen) but none the less, delegated responsibility over his flock. Extend your vision. Use your gifting well. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Be quickened and excited about the the things of God. Encourage each other in the word and whilst we see the day of the Lord fast approaching – He has told me to say ‘He is on his way’.

Today, I have a vision: I see the scales of justice being balanced ; I see everything in perfect order, full recompense of reward and there is great peace here on earth.

I believe, that as we are seeing , saying and receiving, we will see the Kingdom of God come into full manifestation and before our very eyes, wherever we are working Him out, in this world.

I write knowing that I will have to give an account. May the Lord continue to bring you back to my remembrance, in times of fasting and seasons of intercession and prayer. May he continue to give me the grace to minister his heart to you.

Yours in His Service

Evangelist Linda J

1/1/2020

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.