Today I am writing this to my hungry friends who hunger and thirst after righteousness and those who hopefully are hungry, but have not yet discovered why they hunger or what they are hungry for.
I want to share a story about a stone. I know it will speak differently to each one who reads it. It spoke clearly to me, “I will not give to God that which costs me nothing.”
As you continue on your journey, may everyone you meet be hungry for the TRUTH that you have, and may the TRUTH that you have become all that you are.
There was once a wise woman traveling in the mountains who found a precious stone in a mountain stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry and she opened her bag to share her food.
The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked if she might give it to him. She did so without hesitation.
The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime, but a few days later, he came back to the return the stone to the woman who had given it to him.
“I’ve been thinking, he said, I know how valuable the stone is, but I’m giving it back in the hope that you can give me something more precious, I want you to give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
Beloved, It is my prayer for you that every stony heart you encounter will melt like wax and receive from you the gift… the “stone that the builder rejected:, the Chief Cornerstone.”
And may you become a supplying joint of God’s Grace and Power so that the body can be knit together in love.
For only as each living son is fitly joined to another can The Body of Christ be “built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
May you truly be an instrument of PEACE in His hands and may HE use you to rebuild walls and bring restoration in a spirit of true meekness and humility.
He is the only WAY, the whole TRUTH and the real LIFE.
It is not enough to be honest with God and others, we must also be honest with ourselves. As we acknowledge, embrace, and accept this honest truth, we are able to truly pour out our hearts in deep trust in HIM, and we can receive the cleansing, healing, and restoration to our spirit, soul, and body.
With this progression, we realize in knowing the Truth, the Truth made us free.
Beloved, the world is starving for lack of Truth. The very starvation that those in power are trying to force as an act of control and deception is the very thing that they, themselves are missing, they are literally starving for truth and they are captive to the lies they have believed from Satan.
If our understanding is not based on truth, then it becomes misunderstanding. So it is, moment by moment, we have a choice.
We decide to remain where we are, or grown up in HIM who is the TRUTH. Choice by choice, time after time, we are abiding in truth or untruth…. simply by the choices we make.
The LORD spoke to me today, “My Eyes are searching for those whose heart is completely mine. I AM reaching out to heal those who have divided hearts that I may ‘put them back together,’ for they are truly scattered in many directions.
I AM seeking out those whose hearts are broken and wearied due to hopelessness, for a fresh outpouring of the oil of joy and hope for tomorrow.
I say to you today, I AM your Hope and I hold all your tomorrows. Have I not said in My Word, ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God’?” says The LORD
“So, just as Paul spoke, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those thing which are behind and reaching forward to those thing which are ahead.” (Philippians 3:13) I adjure you today to say ‘this one thing I do’.
I will order My Words and I will endeavor to have an undivided heart, for I AM opening the eyes of understanding in this hour that you may receive greater revelation than ever of my truth in the inward parts.”
So know this,“ says The Father, “I AM sending you forth in this hour to be an instrument of peace in My Hands as you endeavor to rebuild walls and bring restoration in a spirit of meekness.
To know Truth, is to live it. It is LIFE to those who find it. To live it is to know it. Understanding follows Truth.
My people sometimes mistake understanding for knowing but understanding flows out of your hear knowing the truth,” says The One who is TRUTH.
“With this understanding of knowing the truth, your heart will say with confidence, ‘I DO trust in MY LIFE to do what I cannot. That alone will be a witness or living proof as many say, that knowing the TRUTH makes you free,” says The LORD.
It truly is a time for order, a time for TRUTH, a time to receive clarity of vision, and a time to apply the principles we already know.
It is a time to run to the one who is the TRUTH and allow Him to show you the WAY, and yes, it is time to allow Him to breath fresh LIFE in you that you may PRESS ON CHOOSING LIFE with a single, undivided heart.
May The LORD open our eyes to see and envision the truth, to embrace our calling and purpose, and may we with clarity of vision, go forward in this hour of chaos and great deception.
We must walk in all that we know to be true.
Jesus says that the path of life is narrow so as we choose the WAY, we recognize there is a difference between knowing the truth, believing the truth, and living the truth.
The defining moment of truth that we say we know and believe, comes when we start DEMONSTRATING truth by the life that we live.
One of the most revealing truths that we have is that there is a secret place for those who place their trust in God and rely on their faith in God.
Faith is the Key that opens the door to the secret place. The nature of a secret is that not everyone knows it.
Only chose people are privy to it. So we can abide there in everything we know up to this time or choose to continue to move forward into newness daily.
As truth is presented to us and revealed to us, we awaken to reality that we can have the wisdom of God, i.e. the ability to see things from His perspective or “see through His eyes”as He is removing the clouded vision we have subjected ourselves to as we were blinded by the deception and lies of the world.
When I first realized the truth, I begin to sing, “I’ve got my Daddy’s eyes and now I can see”. What a revelation that was for me.
The LORD is saying to His Remnant Bride, “Just as I have promised new revelation is being released in this hour and know this, it is a good thing for it tends to shake you up, wake you up, stir you up, and bring you into another place of choice and decision in your destiny and walk with me,“ says The Father.
“You must accept change and learn to live with the temporary pain that reality often brings in order to rejoice in the beauty of the change it produces in and for you,” says The God of Grace.
“The Sword of The Spirit divides between the soul and the spirit and brings forth the thoughts and intent of the heart as it calls forth truth.
It is the now time for soul searching and revealing the concealed things. Many of my people have been choosing ignorant bliss rather than uncomfortable trust but I have come to release a MOMENT of TRUTH time that will wake up and shake up deceived hearts, melt hardened hearts and awakened slumbering heart,” says The Father.
“It is a release of truth in the inward parts — as you receive the whole truth and allow the change that it brings, you are being conformed to my image,” says your MAKER.
Beloved, I cannot stress enough how spiritually damaging this past season has been as so much double mindedness has reigned. It is so debilitating to ignore or deny our true feelings.
It is good to live life with a positive approach but if we never consider anything negative, we can find ourselves in a self-created bubble.
We must face things realistically, what we consider to be both negative and positive if we are to grow into “truth”.
This is part of the process of “growing in grace.” If we are trying to be positive without bringing everything into clear focus, asking The LORD for a single eye, then we are building our houses on sinking sand.
No matter how hard we try to pour cement into our foundation, no matter how we reinforce the walls, when a storm comes, our house will sadly begin to sink.
Beloved, take heed, we are in a storm, but our anchor holds. I encourage you to think on these things, meditate on these words of truth, chew on them well and let them become a part of your changed heart.
Embrace change as He gives it. Past disappointments or mistakes may loom large in your memory, but there is no time to look back.
It is time to choose wisely our thoughts and actions with courage and confidence in God.
Start now, seize the day, go in Peace and Truth.
You were chosen for such a time as this to live your life for rich purpose. HE will honor you as you honor HIM and as you honor others, great will be your reward!
It is truly a time to declare NEW things, leave behind the past, accept those things we cannot change, change those thing that we can, seek wisdom, arise to our call, awake to our gift, and move forward to Build the Kingdom.
We can finish well as we choose to live for an audience of ONE.
The TRUTH is the WHOLE TRUTH or it is not the TRUTH at all!
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.