I have often heard The LORD speak to Me that you must be willing to step out, before you can step in.
As I was in My praying time with The LORD yesterday, The LORD said, “Many of My People who are called by My Name don’t really know Me, because if we were in an intimate relationship daily, they were know they can trust Me to be their Way-maker, Promise Keeper, Truth Lover, and Life giver.
I AM here to take them out of the miry clay of just barely existing, and getting by into new fertile ground that will enable them not only to bear fruit, but willing to leave the “comfort zone of familiarity.”
To step into the unknown requires breaking up the fallow ground of their hardened hearts, to realize just how deep the cracks have become.
Hope and Trust are the requirements to complete abandonment of yesterday, in order to totally Trust in the one who opens that Door that no man can shut and shuts that Door that no man can open!
Beloved, I say to you, says the All-Seeing, All Knowing, All Providing and All Protecting One, there is great danger in the hidden insecurities of your heart, that have saddled you with fear and unresolved areas of confidence and trust.
Your identity has been defiled by the author of lies. I AM shaking the ground of your Comfort Zone and tearing down the false walls of every emotional fortress of self-protection and self-preservation.
I have come to evict and dethrone the lying powers of hell that have overwhelmed your heart and mind.
I AM shining My light into your heart, to reveal New Revelations of Sonship, as you seek Me daily in intimate prayer.
I AM well pleased that you are calling on Me and seeking My Direction. As My Light shines into your heart, so shall it shine on your path and fill your healed heart with fullness of Joy that will be a stream of living water within your soul and body.”
It is the desire of The LORD to make His Home in our hearts, just as His Word says in Ephesians 3:17,
“That Christ My make His home in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in LOVE.”
Yes, grounded in LOVE is the plan of The LORD, as we are the house that LOVE built. It is our unshakeable foundation.
The LORD is establishing the hearts of the Remnant Bride as He is calling us to Reconciliation of Relationships — Restoration of that which has been lost and Removal of all bitterness that defiled so many causing a great falling away.
I have heard The LORD speak to Me about the latter-days and the persecution of the Church along with A Great Putpouring, and He has reassured Me that the latter-rain will be greater than anything we have seen.
He continues to say to Me to that He will give connects, heart to heart, just as in the early Church, as we meet in House Churches, just as in the early Churches with Paul and the disciples.
He has been encouraging Me that without the great crushing I have gone through in My life after He called Me as a prophet, that there will be an outpouring of the New Wine and we shall also experience many trials and also anointings as it was in the early First Century Church.
As so many have said, it has been a great stretching time, a great going beyond our reach, as it was so necessary for you cannot pour new wine into old wineskins.
I often look at the motto of My Knoxville Church, Redemption Life. ”Love God, Love people. Live Truth” and I realize moment by moment when we repeat : Love your Neighbor as yourself…. I stop and remember the long lessons I went through with The LORD, realizing I didn’t love myself.
I truly had an undiagnosed heart condition that only The LORD could heal. It brought Me to a totally new understanding, as I continued to write my book about Matters of the Heart.
The LORD wants us to understand that we do not know our own heart, and in order to guard it with all diligence, we must come unto The LORD and say, “LORD, show me my heart. Father, I want to have clean hands and a pure heart that I may always be able to ascend to Your Holy Hill.”
I have found that as I accepted my identity in The LORD and began to see myself through His Eyes, it enabled me to release His Love to my “neighbor” and to all whom He sends me to, for His Love is ever present in us and for us and longs to be released through us.
I have pondered Love constantly lately, as I ask The LORD to convict me, when I respond to someone who seems unloving, and let it affect my emotions.
I realize that we must discipline our flesh to always respond in the opposite spirit and when I take up “my Cross” in my soul, I ask The LORD to “Let His Mind be in Me” and I “kiss The Cross,” as I learned from Bob Mumford long ago.
I then realize, I am keeping my love on, because as a carrier of The LORD’s Heart, HIS Love is my garment that allows me to live TRUTH.
The Word of Truth that has kept me many years when I was undisciplined, was Hebrews 12:11,
“For the moment all discipline is painful rather than pleasant but later, it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it.”
The only discipline I really learned growing up as an only child was through dance lessons. I later had a dancing school for many years when my two sons were born and growing up.
Ballet, tap and jazz were the loves of my life for many years and I thank God for the discipline I learned.
Disciplining my body is now the pathway of healing, as I have returned to many of the exercises I once taught my students in order to cooperate with the restoration The LORD is doing to My back, after breaking it the fourth time. (This time my muscles have been very frozen and my bladder was cracked.)
We serve an amazing Savior who knows what we need before we need it, and I am forever grateful that He has brought Me “full circle.”
If I didn’t know Jehovah Rapha, I might have just accepted that the enemy keeps trying to “eat away my backbone” and just accept the lie he kept feeding Me that I was “too old” to do this.
Beloved, never never never quit! Never give up and never say never! God is an on time God and He never says, “Uh oh”.
He is giving Me a Song to share with you whose hope has been deferred or you have given up, or the enemy keeps telling you that you are too old.
He is calling you back to a love affair with your First Love or in some cases to a new love like no love you have ever had before.
I leave you with part of the lyrics to an old worldly love song….
“Uh, oh, I’m falling in love again, uh, oh uh oh…
I thought I’d never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years.” **
I keep hearing The LORD say, “I want to be the LOVE of your life that will be the foundation of Love that never fails. You cannot compare My Love to emotions for My love is perfect and complete lacking nothing!”
I leave you with 1 Corinthians 13:4-11 TPT to ponder in your heart.
“Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.”
“Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten. Our present knowledge and our prophecies are but partial, but when love’s perfection arrives, the partial will fade away. When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside My childish ways.”
My Prayer for you as you Rest in His Love…..
May you refuse to let your emotions dictate your perspective.
May you always acknowledge Jesus is in you and you have His presence. He is ever presence in your time of need. You can call on Him and you can claim every promise He ever made.
When what your physical eyes see is different from the desires He has put in your heart, stop and know that He is perfecting ever detail of your life.
Worship him in the “not yet” time for Praise brings breakthrough and give thanks with a grateful heart for your story isn’t over yet.
I pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus!
~ 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.