We Do Not See Things as They Are,
We See Them as We Are!
“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are,” is the explanation of a quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
His quote is: “A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” — Goeth
As I researched more, I learned some have said we become what we think about. On this subject, I leave you with this quote from Henri Bergson, 1859-1941
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
These words have led me to go down memory lane with The LORD as He opened up “my story” to me in a new way.
We all have a story and I have learned He leads up in the way we will most easily follow as HE PREPARES US and equips us with wisdom, truth, and understanding to fight the good fight of Faith.
I was taken by The LORD to the scriptures in Proverbs 4:23, “Guard your heart with all diligence because out of it flows all the issues of life,” and Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in His heart, so is he.”
Or as it has often been said “we become what we think about.”and lastly, Ephesians 1:18 “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…..”
As a prophetic intercessor, I have come to the understanding that all intercessors are not prophets, but all prophets are intercessors.
As The LORD opened my eyes to see and understand what I was hearing Him speak, I was amazed that often in that process, He gives me a big picture but breaks it down into a lot of pieces that connect.
Thinking back today on many times I questioned God with, “Lord, you want me to do WHAT?”
I recall when The LORD told me He was calling me to be an intercessor for Donald Trump. Now, Beloved, please stop a moment with me and consider this: “There is a big difference between praying and the prayer of intercession….”
We can pray God’s Word, declare with Authority and must continue, but the Prayer of Intercession requires standing in the gap!
Simply put ‘the gap’ is the distance between the way things are and the way things should be.
The LORD is the author and finisher of our faith. He is a God of order. Everything He has created has order. Satan works to bring destruction and confusion as well as every evil work to break down God’s established structure of authority.
I have come to truly love the scripture in Psalms 62:5 where David said, “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him”.
Beloved, we will only experience intercession as a true exciting adventure to the degree we have learned to wait on God. He also told His disciples twice to WATCH and PRAY (Mark 13:33. 14:38).
Intercessors are truly Watchmen
I have thought about that experience many times when I recently have heard some who prophesied about Donald Trump being placed in his position by The LORD and now repenting or saying they made a mistake.
I didn’t know Donald Trump at all, except he was a billionaire and people labeled him a ‘playboy’ at that time.
I have since prophesied that He would have an experience with The LORD that would be life changing and I stand by every Word I was given, because I trust God.
I am not moved by what I see, because the character of God changes not. Beloved, HE DOES NOT change His mind but many times He is at work in us to change us.
His ways are not ours and HIS timing is perfect. This one scripture I am sure of: Philippians 1:6;
“being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
In prayer, The LORD spoke a warning to me, “Do not to get into a spirit of justification or defend My stand to those who do not believe.”
He said, “Many who once believed will cross over into a spirit of disbelief as time goes on. But I tell you, watch Donald Trump as he displays his gift as a strategist and deep thinker and his great tenacity to fight and win.
Honor his gift and call, My Daughter.”
Romans 12:3 AMP says,
“For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service].”
Beloved, I exhort you today to join me in praying from Acts 26:18.
LORD, I humbly come before you as we battles the forces of evil in our land.
May Your Grace and mercy prevail as we continue to travail.
I ask the that you would open the eyes walking in darkness so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in God alone.”
I have been on a quest to know my own heart ever since the day The LORD spoke to me that I did not know my own heart.
He posed a question to me, “Have you ever wondered why sometimes things trigger your emotions that cause you to react to things the way that you do?”
He continues to teach me about my heart being my true self and if it believes something that is not right, or true, then my actions will be a mirror of what I believe.
So I say to you today, this is my quest: “To keep my heart with all diligence and to follow His Heart as I also endeavor to carry His Heart only.”
I hear Him saying, “Tell my people to wake up for many are asleep in this momentous hour in the history of the world.
It is the NOW time to discern the times and the lateness of the hour.
The battle for the mind is raging.
Have I not said, “Let this mind be in you!” Just ask and let My Mind lead you, for I desire to sharpen your spiritual senses and set your heart ablaze with My Love.
Passivity will not bring peace. Set your mind as you embrace my mind and fight the good fight of faith,” says The LORD.
A few days ago, as I awakened, The LORD spoke this to me, “SELF-PRESERVATION is a work of the flesh and it has established a strong hold in America.
Insecurity and self- preservation are working hand in hand alongside the spirit of fear, to challenge The Spirit of Loyalty to Authority.”
With this in mind as I sought God, I first had to examine my own heart as an intercessor… asking The LORD if this spirit was at work in me and would He show me my heart.
I have learned that self-will never crucify self, because self is always on self’s side. Without God, I am nothing.
In the book, He reflects on betrayal, disloyalty and shows many examples of Saul and David.
He says, “The mark of loyalty to God is that we relinquish our grip on self-preservation.”
Beloved, we must settle our insecurities in the secret place of intimacy with Jesus. I believe with my whole heart that President Donald Trump is God’s David.
I have learned God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. God can be God all by himself as I recall when HE said to me back in 1978, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit — fruit that will last — and so that whatever you ask in My Name the Father will give you.”
Three days ago, I heard The LORD encourage me to encourage you. He said to me, “Donald Trump is on a kingly assignment from the King of kings and Lord of lords.
I AM not a man that I should lie and I do not change My Mind. I AM not a man with a fickle mind.
I have come to rescue and bring deliverance from evil corruption.
President Trump shall fight to the finish, for I The LORD God always finish what I start.
Yes, once again, I looked for a man that would stand in the gap and know this, I AM all knowing, all wisdom and My Plan is perfect and complete lacking nothing.
Trust Me for I AM the WAY and I AM establishing my Kingdom on TRUTH and Justice and Righteousness and I AM breathing LIFE into that which has died.
A lot can happen in three days!” says The LORD.
As The LORD has been speaking to me in intercession as I have been seeking HIM about President Trump and the raging battle between good and evil, He said “Many of my prayer warriors have become inpatient and even intercessors are going in and out of the gap during the war being fought for the soul of America.
I AM calling out to them to discipline their flesh that is caving in to frustration and allow Me to one again give them a single eye for when the eye is focus on Me, the whole body is full of light.
As they wait in humility and faith, they shall be clothed afresh with The Fear of The LORD which is Wisdom and yes, know that I shall renew their strength and give them a fresh resolve to finish this race against injustice with perseverance that will keep them until the end.
Be not deceived, I AM establishing My Kingdom and I shall rebuild and restore as you stay on your watch as the repairer of the breach!” says the Father.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.
“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6.
Proverbs 4:23, mentions the importance of renewing the mind, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it….”
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s Will is –– His good, pleasing and perfect Will.” Romans 12:2.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2.
“Yet those who wait for The LORD Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11.
As I pondered this verse and researched it, this is what I found.
Explanation and Commentary of Ecclesiastes 3:11
“All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
I would like to leave you with this parting thought from Berean Study Bible! God Remains Faithful
What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? Certainly not! Let God be TRUE and every man a liar. (Romans 3:4).
This song sung by Judy Jacobs so declares the song I hear in my heart as we look to what is coming.
“These Are the Days of Elijah” — Preparing the Way of The LORD!
~ 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.