May 29, 2016May Our Sweet Jesus be your constant vision and your strength to persevere, Heartdwellers.
JESUS: "We are very close."
So, I came to my computer and started to type - and I was listening for His voice again and He said, "We are. Very close."
I asked Him, "Lord, do You mean to the Rapture? Or the war?"
This is not wishful thinking on my part?
And just to clarify this, that doesn't mean that intercession won't stop this forward motion. We still don't know until it actually happens, if it's going to move forward.
"Lord, what would You have me to do right now."
So, I set that time aside and just rested in the spirit, holding Him and just adoring Him. I came back about 3 hours later. I had started on the painting, on the portrait of Him.
"Clare, I am here, pay attention. One step at a time. My Love."
My mind was drifting and I was still trying to make sure that it was Him.
Oh, Jesus that's been so hard...
"And it's the same way with creativity. When you approach a project such as a painting, there are things you have in mind, and as you begin to create, it takes on a life of it's own. I am wanting to work through you, My Clare, to bring you to a point where the painting takes on it's own life and you are alive with it and in it.
"You have been in this place before, with other paintings. This one will be no different. Please, do not look at this project as being so very difficult. The enemy will exploit that to stop you. Just as he does with other endeavors. Smoke screens, Clare. Smoke screens. Don't let him cow you. I truly am in this with you - how can you possibly fail?"
Oh, Jesus, I needed to feel more connected with You.
Here, He's talking about my first experience in the book Chronicles of the Bride that Ezekiel and I did. And this was the very first experience when He took me to Heaven.
"Lord, what about this flat, bland feeling that happens where all of a sudden, I feel unplugged from what I was going to do?"
This is something that has plagued me for years. I'll have an inspiration to do something, and I'll want to move forward with it - but all of a sudden, it's not there. The inspiration is gone, the "oomph" is gone. I've really struggled with this for many years.
"My children, when you try to proceed with a project that will bring glory to Me, prepare yourself for battles with the dark forces. They want nothing you attempt to do to come to completion. They will bog you down, rob you of incentive, cause alienation and hopelessness. But these are all smoke screens, energy fields put in place to stop you. You have authority over these. It is good if another prays for you, even the Holy Angels can assist you with this. They are masters of energy fields. But what I want you to know is that you are up against something that must yield to My name. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess. You have the authority. Take it. Take the authority over these dark forces and call them down. My Holy Angels are there to assist you."
THEN HE GAVE ME THIS PRAYER: "IN THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES, JESUS, I COMMAND THIS ENERGY FIELD TO COME DOWN AND NOT BE REPLACED. I CALL UPON THE HOLY ANGELS TO PROTECT THIS ENDEAVOR, TO STAND GUARD AND STOP ALL INTRUDERS, FROM ALL SOURCES FROM INTERFERING IN ANY WAY."
By the way, I just want to make a note here. He calls Himself Jesus to me, Yeshuah to you, however you want to put it, it's His name. So, let's not get legalistic about the Name that He used here, because this is a name that I call Him from my heart. And by the way, I've seen the demons tremble when I use this name, so I know it works.
And He quoted the Scripture "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2
"GREATER IS MY LOVE THAN THE FORCES OF APATHY AND FEAR. These forces are no match for our love. Your love for Me, Clare, will overcome all obstacles, but you must continually keep Me in your focus. When you feel like you are not tuned in, reach out for Me. You know I like this position to your right, sitting here beside the computer. Reach for Me, Beloved."
But how do I do that, Lord?
"Yes, you are attracted to Me, because My love draws you ever closer. You find rest here and I do as well. When things are especially difficult for Me, I love to just sit with you and let our eyes meet, let your awareness of My reality draw you into unspeakably sweet places."
I began to feel that distance and was reminded to pray against that screen, because it hits me with Jesus when we are talking sometimes or I am trying to get deeper in my awareness of His presence. I prayed against them and saw two demons, scrawny little devils, one on my right and one on my left. And between them, they were generating a screen to block out my awareness of the Lord, make me tired and feel like giving up. Two warring angels came and grabbed them by the scruff of the neck and took them off.
When I started to feel that distance, I used the prayer the Lord had given me.
But, Lord - what about the times when I feel sleepy? I thought these were ordained by You? Is this opposition, or You?
Lord, do they work by electronic means through the brain to prevent us?
But they are scared of You... why would You have angels to protect us? I know they are real, I have seen these angels.
I was scanning the room spiritually for these disgusting creatures.
"Now, My dear Brides, everything I have told her applies to you, as well. Many of you have gifts that have been opposed and discouraged. When you have a gift, you will have to learn not only to hone the gift, but to fight for it. Like Nehemiah, I will require you to work with your creative tools in one hand and your swords in the other.
"There is never a time when things just sail along, unless I have intervened and given you a respite. Am I worth it, My precious Brides? Is it worth it to you to fight for your gifts to reveal Me to the world. I am building you up in resistance to the enemy. I am energizing you with My Grace. I do not leave you on your own in these battles. And the greater the anointing, the greater the fight for you to use it.
"What you accuse yourself of - being lazy - is more often giving in to opposition. Which yes, is laziness. But you do not always recognize that you are being blocked. With this new knowledge, I expect you to overcome the things that in the past have hindered you.
"I love you deeply, My Precious Brides, and your beauty is without limit. Go forth and sow this fragrance through the gifts I have given you. And just as Nehemiah did, wield the sword and build simultaneously."