As I have been concentrating on the powers of Repentance, Restoration and Redeeming and what has been lost or what the enemy has stolen, I was focusing on my strengthening exercises for my back, when I heard deep in my spirit the voice of the greater one who lives in me.
The LORD said, “The enemy came to eat away your backbone, but I have developed in you a core that is unmovable and unshakable.
You shall endure this setback, for I AM the strength of your heart and your portion forever.
As you exercise your body for strength in your core, remember that The Word in you is truly your backbone and it has preserved you threw every attack the enemy has sent to stop you from walking upright and fulfilling your Destiny.
Never forget, I AM your strength and your redeemer. In this hour, know that you shall receive restoration and redemption to finish the race that is set before you with a joyful heart full of everlasting endurance,” says The Father.
As I pondered on the meaning of the “core”, I realized it is truly the center of the body and it is foundational to the whole body.
The dictionary defines it as “the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.” It is the inner part that enables movement and stability of other parts.
As I did a Google search, this is what I read…
”In the late 14th century, the noun core came about from the Old French coeur, meaning “core of fruit” and more literally, “heart.”
So the core of something is its very heart, whether you’re talking about the seed-containing center of a fruit, the central meaning of a book, or the core courses you need to take in order.
And I thought to myself, everything seems to always point back to the heart in some way or shall I say, the heart of the matter.
He continues to give me this Scripture in Proverbs as His Direction in the set time that has been set apart as a Time of Triumph like no other.
OurNnation is on the brink of good triumphing over evil, and our choice to TRUST GOD who is the Way, the Truth and the Life and hold on to His unchanging hand.
Proverbs 3:5-12 is a Foundational WORD of Wisdom that The LORD gives us to live by or shall I say, it the BACKBONE that strengthens us and guides our path.
“Trust in The LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear The LORD and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.
Honor The LORD from your wealth, And from the first of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
My son, do not reject the discipline of The LORD or loathe His rebuke, for whom The LORD loves He disciplines, Just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:5-12.
I began to write this word on May 21, which was my mother’s birthday and The LORD began to touch my heart about my relationship with her.
I was a premature baby and they did not expect me to live, since I weighed only 3 lbs (1.36Kg).
As I was having my morning time with The LORD, He took me through a transformation in my heart that I never knew I needed.
All my life, I have had a few repetitive cycles that I never understood and thought I had repented of everything I could think of. But The LORD began to share some significant things with me about my birth and about my heart.
First, the number three has been very significant throughout my life. I only weighed 3 lbs, my mom was married three times, and there have been many other cycles that brought deep change in my life or were turning points that affected me dramatically.
As I listened to what He was revealing in my heart, I recalled a Prophetic Word I had heard this morning that this May 21, is actually the 21st week in the year 2021 and we are now in the 21st Century.
WoW…. 1, 2, 3 again….!
He revealed to me that growing up, I had a judgmental heart toward my mother and it had set forth a law of judgment in my life that I never realized. It set me on a path of Repentance that I never knew I needed.
The LORD has used that number to teach me many truths that I must walk out on three levels.
I am so grateful that I was crying out to God about some things in my past that I never understood. How I love Jeremiah 33:3,
“Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
Many times I have shared The Steps to Forgiveness that begin:
#1 as an act of your will and then choosing to:
#2 walk it out in obedience until you no longer have an emotional response in your heart and:
#3 to walk it out all the way to The Cross, to have my heart filled with the heart of Jesus, so that when I see that person or think about them.
I no longer remember what they did, but when I look at their face, I see Jesus. Then and only then, can I finally say what Jesus said on The Cross, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34a)
The first time I carried this out, I will never forget the beautiful presence when the breakthrough came and my I heard The LORD walk into my room.
I was so full of joy and I then understood what it meant to have a clean heart. He has literally created in me a clean heart.
I believe this same truth applies somewhat to Repentance. Many times we have remorse and we are sorry about a thing but never are totally repentant.
To repent means “to change your mind”. You choose to repent or change your mind as an act of your will. You become willing and then make the choice. It is a shift in direction.
The Word tells us the “carnal mind is at enmity against God…” (Romans 8:7). So I believe we cannot even begin that process without the leading of The LORD.
One thing I have noticed about repentance, is it involves emotions or feelings that have us bound to old issues, so we against come to the avenue of being willing to let go and let God heal those areas that keep us tied to the old things of yesterday or the past.
So, as we are being called to repentance, God is creating a whole new future that sets us free from past mistakes, bitterness, or hardness of heart.
I am realizing more each day the necessity of understanding the connection of repentance to desiring a clean heart.
As I write about what it means to have a clean heart, I am reminded that Psalm 51 was about David crying out to God to get him back on the right path or the path of righteousness.
He had made some mistakes that had separated him from his communing with God. The enemy had created many lies and much deception that caused him to fall into sin. The Word says the pride of our heart deceives us. (Obadiah 1:3)
I heard The LORD say, “My Triumphant Reserve is arising with deep repentance, for a total cleansing, that will carry them through this time of great shaking and waking and forsaking all to follow hard after me as I begin to turn the tables over of the money-changers and deal with the love of money that is the root of all evil.
I shall uproot every deeply rooted evil plan of the enemy who has attempted to corrupt those who are planted firmly like a flourishing tree and choose not to walk in step with the wicked. He won’t walk in step with the wicked.
But know this,” says The God of creation, “the wicked will not endure for long. My Heart shall rescue the children who have been victims of perversion and sexual abuse and I shall restore and cleanse the land.
For I say unto you this day, I will finish what I started with President Donald Trump and it is not finished until I say it is finished.
For His tenacity and tender heart will be his fortress as I continue to do a mighty work in him and through him.
Watch as My Ekklesia whose hands have been trained to war press on valiantly to tread down their enemies.
I exhort you today to begin to Declare and to Decree My Word, My Mind, and My Heart in Faith, believing for this is the time to sound the alarm, let your voice be heard.
Decree the Voice of Triumph! Set the stage for all to see the Glory of The LORD in the midst of them as you go forth as carriers of My Glory,’ says The Father.
“So, my Warrior Remnant must take heed to rise up, stand still and fight on as never before for the weapons of the warfare are not carnal, but mighty and The Sword of The LORD shall cut through the violence and chaos and lies of the enemy, as My Kingdom advances to make the way for the greatest outpouring of My Spirit the world has ever seen,” says The LORD of Glory.
“And those who endure and trust until the end, shall be known as carriers of My Glory.
In that day, many shall cry out, “Who is the King of Glory?” and I shall say unto them, “I AM The LORD of Hosts. I AM the King, mighty in battle, and this is the generation that shall receive the beauty of the Glory of The LORD.”
“The earth is The LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of The LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive the blessing from The LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.” Psalm 24:1-10.
I leave you with the final version of my husband, Gerry Holman’s newly copyrighted song: “The King of Glory”.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman of Matters of the Heart website 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.