EXIT THIS WAY
The other day we were invited to a healing service. This service was not like a typical one we had experienced. It was mostly a service of God’s encouragement. It consisted of 32 people, including the speaker and his wife. Which is interesting to me, because 32 is the Biblical number of Covenant. Our pastor has been doing a series on Covenant Keepers. The man who spoke at this service is an active Evangelist. He has studied under Oral Roberts. He shared the testimony that God has gifted to him and his wife.
This woman and her husband have an incredible story. She has had strokes that by all medical standards, should have left her for dead. But God. His work is not finished through her. What a beautiful heart she has. Our family is coming along side them through prayer. Because God says, we are ALL one body. We were also led to plant a missions seed in the family as well. God has brought such deep healing in this couple, and there is so much more to come. Humbling to hear about and even more to experience first hand.
He told a story of a woman who came into a healing revival once. This woman came with her sons. The children were not believers, and were truly not wanting to be there. However, they honored the mom’s wishes. Because, they knew the importance. The mother was dying. She had the late stages of diabetes. She was blind, her feet were black, and it was just a mess.
The kids waited till everyone left, in fact, had they waited any longer, who knows. But GOD. The evangelist, and teacher was there, and they came up to him as lights were being turned off. Anyway, the man spit in His hands and asked JESUS to heal this woman. That part if key. This man has no power of HIS own. It is the power of GOD that heals. By the grace and GLORY of GOD, this woman could then see. The first thing she saw was the word EXIT.
As the man was sharing this story, I thought, wow. Because I could see just how prophetic it is that she can see the EXIT sign. I mean, it was the first thing she saw, literally. However, GOD was showing her something too. He was showing her that HIS LOVE and healing power is the exit from this world. So, as this story was being shared, I was given the title for this blog.
I’m happy to say her sons chose GOD. They did not just get saved, they could see HIS power by her healing. THIS healing had and has major purpose. Just like our healing. I can see. I need glasses because of various reasons. However, I am believing GOD to increase my eyes spiritually so much, and those of the children and my husband, that WE can see 100%. It will be better than 20/20. It will be HEAVENLY vision.
It has been years since we have been ill. It does not mean we do NOT endure. But, WE know which way the exit is. It is ONLY one way and HIS name is JESUS. We stand not in religion, but by FAITH and confidence in GOD alone. That, we, nor anyone else can mess up the plan that God has ordained. It was orchestrated, long before WE even existed. WE are daily coming out of agreement with the enemy, with wounds and pain. We freely forgive and give by FAITH that GOD will provide more. Our heart is HIS heart, in union with the one who created us.
Today is the 19th, which Biblically represents faith. We stand in FAITH, once again, knowing IT is finished. THAT, what HE desires will come to pass. HIS time and HIS way. I had someone tell me to let our child go. I thought, and actually said aloud, “I have.” I went to God because this was disturbing me. The LORD said, “Not only have you let her go, you do so daily. You and David knew I needed my angel back for more. So did she. You accept it, even when it hurts. Thank you my daughter for your obedient heart. I Love you.”
I repented for getting or even feeling defensive. Thank GOD for HIS Grace. Because, His promises are certain. Because He deserves us to be purified daily. God doesn’t count sins. He doesn’t look at one person and compare their walk to another. To HIM, we all are important and jewels, even the darkest and most disobedient children. He still LOVES them all. I chose and choose to forgive myself. I was led to pray that the BODY of Christ receive the gift of unconditional surrender. If God is a GOD who is unconditional in HIS LOVE, should we not be as well?
Our butterfly is used by GOD to give us messages. They are heavenly and beautiful. It is an honor to receive them. One message that was given is this. “Strange things are going to be happening. But, they must happen. Even though they may look strange to us, they are God’s will. We must let them happen. God has proven that HE can be trusted. IT is critical to surrender to HIM and HIS ways. He will do just as He said HE would. It will happen in HIS time and HIS way.” God is proud of HIS children who are seeking HIS ways. He still loves those who are not, but there will be judgement that falls. It is already being carried out. People cannot continue choosing FEAR over FAITH with no consequence.
So are you exiting through FEAR or FAITH? Because, right now is the time to decide. WE speak the mind of Christ over you. Even the unbelievers deserve a chance to get free. God is a GOD of second chances. Years ago, I watched a movie called, “Hope Floats.” I remember seeing it with friends from college. There was a line that really stood out to me. “It is the worst thing the way you spend your chances. You just think there is another than another.” Shortly after the mother said this, “She passed away.” Such wisdom hidden in a film. We cannot keep expecting that more chances are coming. Eventually, they won’t.
So, which way is the exit? THIS song was in my spirit strong today. I cannot hear it without praising HIM.
I Lay my Life down at Your feet
Cuz’ Your the only one i need
i turn to You and You are always there
in troubled times its You i seek
i put You first thats all i need
i humble all i am, all to You
You’re the only one that i could Live for
You’re the only one that i could Live for
You are always, aLways there
Every how and everywhere
Your grace abounds so deeply within me
You wiLL never ever change
Yesterday today the same
Forever till forever meets no end
You’re the onLy one that i couLd Live for
You’re the onLy one that i couLd Live for (x4)
You are the way the truth and the Life
We Live by faith and not by sight for You
We’re Living aLL for You (x4)
you’re the only one that i could live for (x4)
This song is a song that our butterfly LOVES to sing. I’m sure, even now she sings it. I can see her dancing and singing and twirling. There is only ONE exit from this world. HIS name is JESUS. He leads us to the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. For those who think otherwise, the time is coming quickly for them to know the truth, one last time. God’s will is that NO ONE will perish, but He gave us a choice. It is a simple decision. Choose to let GO and release ALL that may bind you. Be that pain, unforgiveness, anger, hurt, joylessness, bitterness, resentment, family wars, broken relationships. Give it ALL to HIM and say, “I’m sorry.” He will so honor that heart. We are proof.
It does not take a religious spirit. It DOES take a heart for an 100% confidence in GOD. For, God can do miracles when HIS purpose is needed, in season and out of them. He LOVES to surprise HIS babies. But, we cannot receive if we have blockages in the way. So many reject God, and choose not to believe because there is no evidence that pleases them. Yet, the evidence has already happened. Jesus died on a cross in Calvary. He endured and still does, taking on ALL evil that could stop the plans of the Heavenly Father. Every day that we live, HE lives in us.
If no one else received a tangible miracle, THAT should be enough. But, because GOD is a great GOD, He gifted us with so much more. He gifted us with ALL the wonder, and awe and grace, mercy, peace, hope, endurance, LOVE, JOY, faith, trust and HOLY discernment that is needed for survival and thrival in this word. Are you choosing each day to open HIS gifts? His word, His LOVE, His music, His provision; just a few of the never ending and unfailing gifts.
God never changes. HIS LOVE causes us to endure and be sustained. He gave us change, as a gift. It is part of being transformed into HIS image. It is often NOT an easy thing to go through. But, as we unconditionally surrender it to GOD, HIS desires take root. Often this happens at first, without us even knowing how much. But, eventually the FRUIT becomes known and revealed. One way or another WE all have fruit.
So, if you saw an EXIT sign, what would that mean to you? Most would say, a way out. But, what if it wasn’t? What if it was a trap? It is time to discern my friends. Time to lay it ALL down. Because, If we are wounded and not healed ourselves, it does not matter how many miracles we are used to bring to life. The fruit must be present within us. Because if not the JOY will not be sustained.
Lord, forgive us for any pride, even the pride of thinking we are not needed, or may be the only one who can do something. WE surrender ALL to you THIS day by FAITH and confidence in you. The fire is falling down. Heaven is invading now. Come, Lord Jesus come. We thank you Lion of Judah for roaring on our behalf. We praise you mighty GOD. We sincerely say, “I’m sorry.” Because we know sometimes we can temporarily get in the way. Thank you for fighting for your babies, and winning. What an honor it is to be your child. In Jesus name and Holy Blood, Amen.
When I was awoken around 4am today, my body was feeling tired. I could have rolled back over and went back to bed. But, I know the gentle prompting of God that does not stop. 4 is Biblically, creative miracles in the earth. Sometimes Miracles don’t look as we would expect. But, they happen ALL the time. Yesterday, God had someone pay 2 bills for us. Was that a miracle? YES. Yesterday we woke up and made it through another day. Was that a miracle? YES. Today, in one more day that WE live and breath and are the healthiest WE have ever been. Is that a miracle? YES. Do we see death around sometimes, YES. But, does it stop the plans of GOD. NO. Is that a miracle? YES.
Every time WE share our testimony, God sends butterflies to visit us. Or, He sends animals to visit us, and they are smiling and happy. It reminds us that our beautiful Sarah Elizabeth is smiling and happy too. That brings us such JOY. It is truly indescribable. Again, we praise GOD not for the death, but because as always HE has overcome it. If people do not understand, all we can do is ask GOD to show them. Our job is to LOVE anyway. It is to forgive, and speak blessings over those who speak ill of us. Lord, have your way alone. Bring chances for exit, before ALL chances stop.
That same day of the healing service something happened. My husband had gone to church that morning. For various reasons, I was led to stay home and rest. A little boy who was about 5 years old came up to David. He said simply, ” Hi Jesus.” It was beautiful to hear and to experience this. This child could see GOD in my husband. What a beautiful gift. He is the way, the truth, and the life, JESUS. My husband is doing a beautiful job of letting HIM shine through the vessel in which HE resides. His holy temple is commited to JESUS’s ways. Our daughter Sarah Elizabeth reconnected us to the one who LIGHTS the path. He is our brother, our savior and friend. His name is JESUS Christ of Nazareth. Yeshua.
I looked up the definition for miracle and found this…
~ An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. Also, an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment. ~
Is it unusual for GOD to move in our lives, well no, but ONLY because WE allow HIM to have FULL ACCESS. We come into agreement 100% to be married to GOD. Every day we affirm that GOD has divorced us from the enemy. We should come to a place where seeing miracles is NOT unusual. But, some never get there while on earth. What a gift that we can and do.
So, let’s look at EXIT defined.
Origin of EXIT
: something (such as a door) that is used as a way to go out of a place
: the act of going out or away from something
Full Definition of EXIT
b : death
1 John 2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God’s law andsin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father—[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].
2 And He [[a]that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
3 And this is how we may discern [[b]daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).
4 Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [[c]of the Gospel] is not in him.
5 But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:
6 Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as [d]a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.
7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [the [e]doctrine of salvation through Christ].
8 Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness ([f]moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light ([g]the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.
9 Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, [h]born-again child of God his Father] is in darkness even until now.
10 Whoever loves his brother [believer] abides (lives) in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin.
11 But he who hates (detests, despises) his brother [[i]in Christ] is in darkness and walking (living) in the dark; he is straying and does not perceive or know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
12 I am writing to you, little children, because for His name’s sake your sins are forgiven [pardoned through His name and on account of confessing His name].
13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be aware of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have been victorious over the wicked [one]. I write to you, [j]boys (lads), because you have come to know (recognize and be aware) of the Father.
14 I write to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be conscious of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and vigorous, and the Word of God is [always] abiding in you (in your hearts), and you have been victorious over the wicked one.
15 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.
18 [k]Boys (lads), it is the last time (hour, the end of this age). And as you have heard that the antichrist [he who will oppose Christ in the guise of Christ] is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen, which confirms our belief that it is the final (the end) time.
19 They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.
20 But you have been anointed by [you hold a sacred appointment from, you have been given an unction from] the Holy One, and you all know [the Truth] or you know all things.
21 I write to you not because you are ignorant and do not perceive and know the Truth, but because you do perceive and know it, and [know positively] that nothing false (no deception, no lie) is of the Truth.
22 Who is [such a] liar as he who denies that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah)? He is the antichrist (the antagonist of Christ), who [[l]habitually] denies and refuses to acknowledge the Father and the Son.
24 As for you, keep in your hearts what you have heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the first dwells and remains in you, then you will dwell in the Son and in the Father [always].
25 And this is what He Himself has promised us—the life, the eternal [life].
26 I write this to you with reference to those who would deceive you [seduce and lead you astray].
27 But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [[o]permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being[p]rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do].
28 And now, little children, abide (live, remain [q]permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming.
29 If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father’s will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [[r]God].
1 John 3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 See what [[a]an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
2 Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [[b]as God’s children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him [c]just as He [really] is.
3 And everyone who has this hope [resting] on Him cleanses (purifies) himself just as He is pure (chaste, undefiled, guiltless).
4 Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God’s law by transgression or neglect—being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).
5 You know that He appeared in visible form and became Man to take away [upon Himself] sins, and in Him there is no sin [[d]essentially and forever].
6 No one who abides in Him [who lives and remains [e]in communion with and in obedience to Him—deliberately, knowingly, and [f]habitually] commits (practices) sin. No one who [habitually] sins has either seen or known Him [recognized, perceived, or understood Him, or has had an experiential acquaintance with Him].
7 [g]Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous.
8 [But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].
9 No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and [h]habitually] practices sin, for God’s nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God.
10 By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow [i]believer in Christ).
11 For this is the message (the announcement) which you have heard from the first, that we should love one another,
12 [And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother’s were righteous (virtuous).
13 Do not be surprised and wonder, brethren, that the world detests and pursues you with hatred.
14 We know that we have passed over out of death into Life by the fact that we love the brethren (our fellow Christians). He who does not love abides (remains, is [j]held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death.
15 Anyone who hates (abominates, detests) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding ([k]persevering) within him.
16 By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [[l]in Him].
17 But if anyone has this world’s goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brotherand [m]fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him?
18 Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).
19 By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth, and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence,
20 Whenever our hearts in [[n]tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty andcondemn us. [For [o]we are in God’s hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him].
21 And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God,
22 And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [[p]watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and[[q]habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him.
23 And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us.
24 All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [[r]They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand andhave the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us.
1 John 4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.
2 By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source];
3 And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would [a]annul, destroy, [b]sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This [[c]nonconfession] is the [spirit] of the antichrist, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world.
4 Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated andovercome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.
5 They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its[d]whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them.
6 We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to [e]get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know andunderstand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].
8 He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.
9 In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or [f]unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.
10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.
12 No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!
13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit.
14 And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world.
15 Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God.
16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love[g]turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear [h]brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
20 If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [[i]in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.
21 And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [[j]believer] also.
LAY it DOWN and SURRENDER it to GOD. He is sovereign and HE will only give so many chances. Don’t waste time. So much to be done. Come down to HIM, so that HE can lift you up to the Heavens. ~