OpenHeaven.com






Home   |   Contact Us   |   About Us



Home


>
Forums



Active Topics



Member List



Search



Register



Log In



Help



News



Free Download
Books & Videos




Articles



Links
Kingdom Revival
House Church
Market Place




Networking



Prayer



Library



Old Reports



Audio/Video
Live Webcasts




Contact Us



About Us




 OpenHeaven.com
DIGEST ARCHIVE
by Article Titles
and Date


VOICE of
PROPHESY
FORUM

KINGDOM
GROWTH GUIDES

Kingdom
Prophetic
ARTICLES by
Ron McGatlin

RON'S KINGDOM
BOOKS
Free Download

Watch This
Powerful 2 min
Video

Baptized With
HOLY SPIRIT
AND FIRE

Holy Spirit
Filling/Baptism

Holy Spirit
Power
 

Deliverance
Ministry

Hearing God

Deeper
Spiritual Life

RaisingThe
Dead


Billy Graham's
Message to
America - Video

How I Escaped
the
Mormon Temple



VOICE OF PROPHECY - Prophetic Words
OpenHeaven.com Forum : VOICE OF PROPHECY - Prophetic Words
Subject Topic: Word by John Paul Jackson Post Reply Post New Topic
Author
Message
<< Prev Topic | Next Topic >>
Julie Gilbert
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/29/2007
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2587
Posted: 03/01/2011 at 1:02pm | IP Logged Quote Julie Gilbert

February 2011
by John Paul Jackson

A few years ago, I dreamed that my father offered to give me a ride to my car. My car was only a block away, and I could have easily walked there. But after some lighthearted insistence on his part, I finally agreed to let him take me.

Instead of going the most direct route, he ended up taking me all over the area: down one-way streets, through parks and office communities. Forty-five minutes later, we were back to being within one block of my car. Frustrated, I asked my father to stop so I could just walk.

As I got out of the car, my father remorsefully said, I just wanted to spend some time with you.

It was then I heard a voice from Heaven say to me, This is how you treat Me.

No, I quickly retorted, Im not like that at all! I make time to talk with You.

But His response left me aghast: Yes, you are ready to talk with Me when you want, but you are not available to talk anytime I want. You are more interested in reaching your goals than spending time with Me.

Needless to say, that dream was a wakeup call for me. It helped me better comprehend the heart and thought processes of my Father God.

You are wanted
Genuine relationship with God is a marriage of two hearts, and like any marriage, it needs time and focus in order to grow. It also requires both people actually understanding where the other is coming from. Let me explain what I mean by that.

Gods love for you is extravagant. His love for you is greater than anything that has ever been seen before. His love for you is more than you could imagine. It is more than you could ever expect, even on your best day. And this God who loves you more than you could ever hope for wants you to be an active participant in His life.

This is not an invitation to feel condemned. Dont think, I never spend time with God. He must be disappointed in me. Or, I know He wants me to spend more time with Him, but I just cant right now. Dont read this article and allow your soul to become troubled. Instead, realize how much you are wanted.

How should you respond?
If this is a difficult subject for you to grasp, purposefully set out to change your mind about it. For the next month, try to wake up in the morning with this thought: Today, God desires me.

As our weeks and months go by and we struggle through our valleys and trials, it can be so easy to forget our passion; the understanding of His heart for us can slip through our fingers. Then, when His invitation comes, we often respond in fear: Im not doing enough! Hes probably upset with me! How could He ever want me? Im not one of the faithful ones. If I come to Him now, its probably going to be at a great personal cost!

But again, the invitation is not meant to make you feel condemned for your actions or thought processes (Romans 8:1). It has been issued solely because He wants you. And the result of spending time with God is that you become God focused. Your life changes. Your mind, your will and your emotions become aligned with His. Your hope flourishes. You discover real, genuine, true life; you discover the real you in the middle of His affections.  

When you wait on Him, He speaks. When you spend time with Him, you discover that He has been wanting to speak. He has been waiting for you to wait, so He can talk, so He can move, so He can inform, so He can touch, so He can hold, so He can caress, so He can embrace you.

Let today be your day. Go find yourself in Gods affections. Spend time with Him and discover His heart for you. And remember that you are wanted so fully and completely that when you begin to understand His desire for you, the path will straighten out beneath your feet; your questions will be answered, and you will discover a peace that passes all comprehension.



__________________
See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing
Back to Top
View Julie Gilbert's Profile Search for other posts by Julie Gilbert
Gayle Getz
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 02/03/2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5529
Posted: 03/01/2011 at 3:36pm | IP Logged Quote Gayle Getz

Excellent! Thanks for posting Julie,,,this is 'food' to use to explain more of Papa's heart and the perspective is right on, "YOU ARE WANTED SO FULLY & COMPLETELY BY ABBA FATHER GOD"!!! Big smile on my face here; I believe Papa is smiling through me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Love you ALL-prayin'-decreein', "Let Your Kingdom come Lord God (and) et Your will be done in each & everyone of my Brothers & Sisters lives this day, In JESUS' Name." rejoicin' in the reality that, "greater is HE, THE GOD OF LOVE, LIVIN" IN ME THEN THE DEVIL THAT IS IN THE WORLD." YEAH GOD!!! TY JESUS!!!

__________________
Shalom-nothing missing, nothing broken-Gayle
Back to Top
View Gayle Getz's Profile Search for other posts by Gayle Getz
Julie Gilbert
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/29/2007
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2587
Posted: 03/01/2011 at 3:39pm | IP Logged Quote Julie Gilbert

yup .. He's drawin us into Himself! whoo hoo

__________________
See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing
Back to Top
View Julie Gilbert's Profile Search for other posts by Julie Gilbert
Bill Evans
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 11/09/2009
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1445
Posted: 03/01/2011 at 6:56pm | IP Logged Quote Bill Evans

Amen

__________________
Bill Evans bspydr28@aol.com       &n bsp;         &n bsp;         &n bsp;     
Back to Top
View Bill Evans's Profile Search for other posts by Bill Evans Visit Bill Evans's Homepage
Kriston Couchey
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 09/29/2007
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1510
Posted: 03/04/2011 at 10:29am | IP Logged Quote Kriston Couchey

amen

__________________
One of the chosen foolish and weak
http://my.opera.com/Boanerges/blog/
kcouchey@gmail.com
Back to Top
View Kriston Couchey's Profile Search for other posts by Kriston Couchey Visit Kriston Couchey's Homepage
Lyn McSweeney
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/15/2005
Location: Australia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5867
Posted: 03/04/2011 at 12:48pm | IP Logged Quote Lyn McSweeney

Julie Gilbert wrote:

February 2011
by John Paul Jackson

A few years ago, I dreamed that my father offered to give me a ride to my car. My car was only a block away, and I could have easily walked there. But after some lighthearted insistence on his part, I finally agreed to let him take me.

Instead of going the most direct route, he ended up taking me all over the area: down one-way streets, through parks and office communities. Forty-five minutes later, we were back to being within one block of my car. Frustrated, I asked my father to stop so I could just walk.

As I got out of the car, my father remorsefully said, I just wanted to spend some time with you.

It was then I heard a voice from Heaven say to me, This is how you treat Me.

No, I quickly retorted, Im not like that at all! I make time to talk with You.

But His response left me aghast: Yes, you are ready to talk with Me when you want, but you are not available to talk anytime I want. You are more interested in reaching your goals than spending time with Me.

Needless to say, that dream was a wakeup call for me. It helped me better comprehend the heart and thought processes of my Father God.

You are wanted
Genuine relationship with God is a marriage of two hearts, and like any marriage, it needs time and focus in order to grow. It also requires both people actually understanding where the other is coming from. Let me explain what I mean by that.

Gods love for you is extravagant. His love for you is greater than anything that has ever been seen before. His love for you is more than you could imagine. It is more than you could ever expect, even on your best day. And this God who loves you more than you could ever hope for wants you to be an active participant in His life.

This is not an invitation to feel condemned. Dont think, I never spend time with God. He must be disappointed in me. Or, I know He wants me to spend more time with Him, but I just cant right now. Dont read this article and allow your soul to become troubled. Instead, realize how much you are wanted.

How should you respond?
If this is a difficult subject for you to grasp, purposefully set out to change your mind about it. For the next month, try to wake up in the morning with this thought: Today, God desires me.

As our weeks and months go by and we struggle through our valleys and trials, it can be so easy to forget our passion; the understanding of His heart for us can slip through our fingers. Then, when His invitation comes, we often respond in fear: Im not doing enough! Hes probably upset with me! How could He ever want me? Im not one of the faithful ones. If I come to Him now, its probably going to be at a great personal cost!

But again, the invitation is not meant to make you feel condemned for your actions or thought processes (Romans 8:1). It has been issued solely because He wants you. And the result of spending time with God is that you become God focused. Your life changes. Your mind, your will and your emotions become aligned with His. Your hope flourishes. You discover real, genuine, true life; you discover the real you in the middle of His affections.  

When you wait on Him, He speaks. When you spend time with Him, you discover that He has been wanting to speak. He has been waiting for you to wait, so He can talk, so He can move, so He can inform, so He can touch, so He can hold, so He can caress, so He can embrace you.

Let today be your day. Go find yourself in Gods affections. Spend time with Him and discover His heart for you. And remember that you are wanted so fully and completely that when you begin to understand His desire for you, the path will straighten out beneath your feet; your questions will be answered, and you will discover a peace that passes all comprehension.

YES!!!!

Back to Top
View Lyn McSweeney's Profile Search for other posts by Lyn McSweeney

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

  Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum