Abba has given me a teaching about Isaiah 28.
Please remember that we ALWAYS will live a crucified life!
But there comes an end to the cleansing purification and pruning.
I ask you to read this prayerfully. Allow His Ruach His breath to fill you to understand what HE is telling us!
There are many of HIS children who think suffering is what The LORD wants from us. On the other hand there are those who share the prosperity gospel as if suffering is a curse and HIS true children will never ever suffer.
Abba showed me the balance!
There is a time where we need to come to the end of self and because of our hardened hearts, He needs to crush the flesh like crushing an olive to get the oil. It is the meaning of the Hebrew word Gethsemane: crushing of olives
He showed me Isaiah 28 to make some things clear. I give all honor and glory to my King and Savior.
The historical background of Isaiah Chapters 28-33 is the threat that Assyria posed to Israel and Judah. The elements guilt, judgment, punishment and salvation keep coming back.
Accusations and disaster announcements are interspersed with promises of hope and salvation.
In that day The LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
But the prophets and priests in Yerushalayim, appointed to lead the people of God, are under the influence of drink rather than the Holy Spirit of God. They make fun of Isaiah by accusing him of expressing gibberish. But because they are drunk, they no longer hear what God has to say through Isaiah.
Now tell me who speaks gibberish here? (Drunk can also represent for us now, that we are under the influence of worldly thinking.)
“7 And these also stagger from wine and reel from beer: priests and prophets stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions, they stumble when rendering decisions.
8 All the tables are covered with vomit and there is not a spot without filth.
9 Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast?
10 For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there.”
11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, 12 to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”— but they would not listen. 13 So then, the word of The LORD to them will become: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there — so that as they go they will fall backward; they will be injured and snared and captured,” Isaiah 28-7-13.
Because they do not listen to God’s salvation message given in HIS LOVE it sounds to them and into their ears as a package of rules!
“14 Therefore hear the word of The LORD, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem.
15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.”
16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.
17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.
18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand. when the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it.
19 As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through.”
The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror. 20 The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.
21 The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon — to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.
22 Now stop your mocking, or your chains will become heavier; The LORD, The LORD Almighty, has told me of the destruction decreed against the whole land,” Isaiah 28:14-22.
And then The LORD gives a message which will explain that He will not continue forever with the cleansing and purifying and pruning!
Let me explain it with great thanks and all honor to The LORD! Blessed be HIS Name!
“23 Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. 24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil?
25 When he has leveled the surface,does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin?
Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its field?
26 His God instructs him and teaches him the right way,” Isaiah 28:23-26.
This means that we all need to listen to HIS voice to gain wisdom and know what we need to do!
“Caraway is not threshed with a sledge, nor is the wheel of a cart rolled over cumin; caraway is beaten out with a rod, and cumin with a stick,” Isaiah 28:27.
The difference between stick and rod is that a stick is a small, thin branch from a tree or bush; while a rod is a straight, round stick, shaft, bar, cane, or staff.
This points out to the difference between our calling our task our anointing!
The higher the task and calling the deeper and longer will your desert period be. (More painful using the rod then using the stick.)
Joseph’s beard was shaved before he met the Pharaoh.
‘Beard’ in this story represents authority.
Joseph needed to learn to depend on his God only!
So, no matter the name fame and wealth his first love would always be his God!
“Grain must be ground to make bread; so one does not go on threshing it forever. The wheels of a threshing cart may be rolled over it, but one does not use horses to grind grain,” Isaiah 28:28.
All this also comes from Adonai Tzva’ot, Tza-va (צבא) is the word for army – LORD of Hosts, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent, (Isaiah 28:29).
Our LORD is baking a bread which He will give to the world as HIS wisdom and solution for all problems. We are that bread. A company of His children who came to the end of self, and live a crucified life.
The Sons of God (Male and Female) who will come visible soon, are the brothers from Yeshua
(when He walked on earth as a man). Listening to HIS Father and calling HIS Father as the ONLY One who is good!
Who obeyed the Father in heaven to the point of dying. Only doing HIS will and waiting on HIS perfect time (read the story of Lazarus), giving up HIS life willingly.
“No one can take my life from Me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what My Father has commanded,”John 10:18.
Does this mean we are better then all of those who walked on earth before us? No!
It means that Abba wants to pour out HIS BEST WINE before the coming wedding feast.
Best wine means: HIS water is no longer polluted with fleshly ways of thinking.
The sons of God will — like Yeshua did when He walked on earth — speak in calm authority.
They will depend on The LORD in heaven and will say ONLY THE FATHER IN HEAVEN IS GOOD! They will perform miracles even greater then when Yeshua walked on earth. Not loving their lives even unto death.
“And they have conquered him by The Blood of The Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death,” Revelation 12:11.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I AM going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14.
The first fruits are they, who are ready to start harvesting. Wave after wave will be released by HIS hands.
Abba gave me a word in 2006 where He said: “Like the waves of the sea leaving behind the salt on the beach, so will MY army come visible!”
Meaning: Where some of us are ready to walk as true sons of God (HE shining through them and they completely being without the flesh) others are just starting this journey.
But waves will come and go and the salt on the beach represents: HIS GLORY POWER will bring fresh water on dry ground, and is also the glue to bring new life to the dry bones!
His people will come alive and will be united not through own power and strength but by HIS Spirit.
Jew and Gentile — Male and Female — Free and Slaves — ONE flock with ONE Shepherd Who left us ONE word! (Torah and Brit Hadasha).
I pray this message will give some clearness to those who only hear do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there.
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Catharina Schouten.
Catharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.