That 70’s Sofa – Falling in the Father’s Arms

Falling in the Father’s arms:

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In February 1991 there was a storm that touched my life. The weather was very cold and my heart was very broken. My two youngest sons and I had just moved from a very large home in Altamonte Springs into a very tiny one bedroom apartment in Tallahassee, Florida. My bedroom was a 70’s sofa that my brother and sister-in-law had given us. It didn’t have much support and the fabric was a little scratchy. I had given the boys the bedroom and had a bunk bed with their little TV and a Nintendo hooked up to it. They didn’t have many toys  other than a couple of stuffed animals, transformers and some matchbook cars.

They really didn’t understand what was going on at the time and had no idea how “the storm” that had hit us would change the course of our lives. God was then and still is now so merciful. I was so thankful when they were fast asleep so I could bury my head and cry out to God! He never, not once failed to comfort me in His everlasting arms.

I didn’t know how in the world I was going to survive as a single mom. All of the questions of Why, How and What were racing in my mind. I was displaced, disheartened and seemingly alone. I remember making up my bed on the couch, crawling under the covers and closing my eyes asking Jesus to help me go to sleep. The last thing I remember before falling asleep was my heavenly Father’s loving arms wrapped around me. I felt like I was being tucked into bed like a little baby. It is impossible to describe how safe, protected and loved I felt, on that 70’s sofa!

Another friend of mine from Alaska shares a similar story about falling in the Father’s arms.

“As she started going off the driveway, over the edge, she felt the arms of Jesus come around her and swaddle her so tightly like a baby and fill her with such peace that is so indescribable. Her face and body were inches from the windshield but never touched or hit anything. Her head started to go out the sunroof but Jesus was holding her down where she wouldn’t fly out. When the truck finally stopped, it had rolled over once and stopped on all four tires. Crystal had come to a rest about 30 ft below the driveway down the mountain without a single scratch, bruise, or break of any kind. She had glass all over her face and in her mouth yet nothing penetrated the skin. It was an absolute miracle from Jesus that she walked out of the vehicle that day.

Seven people including Rick. watched the accident happen, and we all knew that it was by our Savior’s grace that she was alive. Our truck was totaled but not even one scratch on Crystal…! HALLELUJAH! ” Rick Rumner, Outreach Missionary Priceless.Org AlaskaNo

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Semi-Safe

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SEMI-SAFE!

I was traveling along a winding country rode and came across a semi-truck that had missed a curve and run head on into a farmer’s field.  The wheels of the cab of the truck was buried in soft sand and he was stuck. I stopped and asked the driver who was sitting on the back of the container if he was ok?  He said, yes. He had a cooler with water and some snacks. We were in the middle of nowhere, but he did have a cell phone and told me a wrecker was on the way. I felt like he was Semi-Safe!

We can all get going too fast sometimes especially when we are carrying a heavy load. We feel certain we can make the curve, but the load continues in the direction it is going if we don’t slow down enough for some of the unanticipated curves. Keeping watch for the signs and listening to God’s voice is so important!

This brings me to the message from the Lord I’ve written out in the blog below: Please feel free to share your comments about what the Lord is speaking to you in this hour and to share my blog or newsletter with others who are feeling hopeless or discouraged.

I AM, THE STRAIGHT (MOST HIGH) WAY, &
I AM COMING!

(Prophetic Word from the Lord)

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3

Searching for God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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Woman in the Mirror

Woman in the Mirror

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“Who do you believe you are?”

She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week.

“I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.”

“Why do you believe that?”

“Why? Because that is what I think others see. Therefore, I believe that is who I am.”

“Why do you allow what you “think” others “assume or see” to be the truth?”

“Because that is what we do isn’t it? We believe what we assume to be true.?”

“Does this make it true?”

“I don’t know, I guess it is what you choose to believe.”

“Who does God say you are? He is the one that brought you here.”

“Sometimes I don’t hear God.”

“Why is that?”

“Because I don’t listen to Him. I don’t make time for Him.  I would rather choose to listen to what I think others think.”

“Isn’t that destructive?” 

“Of course it is destructive. And that is what makes me think I am alone, tired, worn, homeless and disillusioned. It is absolutely stupid to look into the mirror and talk to myself like this!”

You should be saying what your Abba Father says about you.

He calls you, “His Cinderella Released, His Mighty Girl, His Woman on a Mission!”

You are full of His grace, glory and gumption!

He says, “You are  totally healed, delivered, set free and are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above anything you could ever hope for or imagine.”

He also says, “His plans for you are for good and not for evil and that He has a seat for you in heavenly places with Him.”

He is preparing a place for you to come for eternity and He has never ever lied to you or told you anything that has not occurred or come to pass.  He says, “You are beautiful and whatever and whoever you are is good enough for Him and that He will never ever leave or forsake you.”

He also says,

“Darling daughter please just come spend time with me.  Don’t talk down about yourself or others.  Don’t waste time, that is going to just take you down and destroy you.  It is time to arise and be about my business.  You just need to love others.  Forget about what they do.”

Others are doing what you do; spending too much time in the mirror.  You will never see yourself as God sees you.

He is sitting right there beside you and will listen to you whenever you want Him to listen.  Jesus is always praying for you.

He hears your prayers when you pray in faith, believing in what you do not see!  Stop looking in the mirror and look for Him. He is here, right beside you.  He’s not in the mirror… He’s at your side looking at you.

He says, Turn to Me, look at Me my darling daughter, look at Me, look to Me, rest in Me My darling daughter rest.  I am here and will carry you, get dressed!

Don’t be the Woman in the Mirror… Be the Woman You Were Created to Be By Me!

Yes, I think I will… get dressed!

You Are One of God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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I AM – The Straight (Most High) Way

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I AM, THE STRAIGHT (MOST HIGH) WAY, &
I AM COMING!

(Prophetic Word from the Lord)

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3

There are many coming around a sharp curve and you don’t know if you are going to make it. You may have started out just right and are now going too fast or too slow. Those going too fast, just need to slow down to the pace given by the Holy Spirit and take the curves ahead at the pace set by the voice of God. Those who are going too slow (because of fear or other hindrances) are going to hinder those watching you. Just bite the bullet and let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you during times of uncertainty.

The Lord says, “I AM, THE STRAIGHT (MOST HIGH) WAY and I AM COMING!”

The enemy wants to sabotage our minds with attitudes of pride, arrogance, fear and doubt. If we are not careful we will be drawn into the enemy and begin doing his work rather than the Lord’s will.

Warning: It is critical to be in tune with the Lord and it will take concentrated effort to cast off every weight that causes us to be dragging along like an anchor being drug by a boat. Ask God to remove these weights and burdens and to help us put on His armor, trusting Him alone. He will enable us to stand against the wiles and works of the enemy. There are times when things that look and sound good, or like God, but simply put – are not sent from God. Try the spirits to see where they are coming from.

Trust in God

There is a deluge of enemy power attacking the minds and souls of not only unbelievers but followers of Jesus. Mind Control and the mind of Satan is evil, deceptive and destructive. Satan is the master of lies. These lies  always carry an element of truth and are causing confusion and death to many souls. We don’t have to be afraid! Put on the mind of Christ and He will deliver us, and show us how to help set the captives free.

Stand firm not by just reciting scripture but building a personal relationship with Jesus. Trust and obey THE ONE WHO IS THE WORD! The ONE TRUE, MOST HIGH AND EVERLASTING GOD will empower you to stand up and be confident. Pray with fervency, vigilance and above all learn to listen to the Holy Spirit!

Jesus said, “MY SHEEP HEAR AND KNOW MY VOICE… AND THEY FOLLOW ME!”

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Many feel they have been shut down and are out for the count. YOU ARE NOT OUT OF HERE! Your ministry and relationship can only grow deeper! 

Many mature disciples have been, hit so hard that it appears things are hopeless. Some have even been drawn away, some have “the deer in the headlights” look about them, some are hurt and broken, sick and sickened. The battle is fierce but remember it is ONLY – BY MY SPIRIT, SAYS THE LORD THAT MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL PREVAIL AND I HAVE SAID, “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST THEM WILL PROSPER!”

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This is the time to not judge or question but to pray and intercede on others behalf. The Lord is calling intercessors to pray for those many they will never meet this side of eternity.  MY PEOPLE who ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL ARISE! They can and will pass through the recent onslaught of storms that have been sent their way.

The Lord says, “I have allowed these storms to come, not to destroy, but to strengthen My People’s ability to war and to gather, win and equip souls for the days ahead. I AM THE GOD OF RENEWAL, RESTORATION, and RESTITUTION.

The only way to win the war and not give out is to wrestle not in your flesh, but war in the Spirit. Love, peace and joy in the power of MY HOLY SPIRIT will be the only things that will renew your strength. Ungodly REASONING and paralysis of analysis can be a pitfall, so just LISTEN FOR MY VOICE and be obedient TO DO WHAT I TELL YOU TO DO!

REST, REFUEL, AND RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE  – GOD IS REKINDLING, RE-FIRING, RESTORING and CALLING FOR RESTITUTION FROM THE ENEMY 

Return to ME and receive MY INSTRUCTIONS. I have commanded some to be up and moving forward and declaring My Word. Others I have called for a season to be silent and pray. Do not get caught in comparing yourselves with others. Don’t get caught in the trap of grumbling and complaining.

I AM REKINDLING MY ARMY AND RESTORING my warrior bride. Even if you have been hit for years, don’t grow cold and weary in waiting.  There are fires burning in the most unusual places and I am sending a fire brand to ignite pockets across the fields.

2nd Warning:

IF YOU ARE SITTING AND RESTING, MAKE CERTAIN YOU ARE RESTING IN ME. DO NOT BE LED AWAY BY DOCTRINES OF DEVILS, DISAPPOINTMENTS AND STRONG DELUSIONS OR LIES FROM THE ENEMY!

The Lord wants you to know that He’s got you. It’s time to let go of both the steering wheel and the accelerator and let Holy Spirit prompt, lead, and direct you around the curves, the ups and downs, ins and outs of the tunnels, intersections, busy city highways, mountain passes and stopped up valleys.  Burn out and break downs will not happen if you follow my leading.

You are coming into the home stretch.  The MOST HIGH and STRAIGHT WAY IS BEFORE YOU…I AM THE WAY!

In the straight way ahead, you can accelerate your speed, be free from obstacles, and get the second wind I’ve promised you. This past season has been one of fruitfulness, although in many cases it may look as though the harvest was lost or it has died on the vine, or in the storms. The enemy would convince you that he has won the battle for those who are lost, backslidden or broken. This is a LIE! Fruit that was left on the tree or blown off by a storm and fallen to the ground may look dead and hopeless but MY RESURRECTION POWER will fertilize the seeds and bring forth new plants in the spring!

 I AM LIFE AND THE GIVER OF LIFE. I will bring forth MY ABUNDANT HARVEST IN THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SHAKEN BY THE WINDS OF ADVERSITY! I WILL PRODUCE MORE AND MORE fruit bearing trees. Step away, walk away from the past and those things that are not MY SEED!”

This next season will be one of birthing new disciples and these will grow into MIGHTY DISCIPLES who will mentor and move in the Straight Way. This is a moving of the Holy Spirit that is deep underground and will be a shaking and moving in the earth.

The Lord is removing the congestion; the mountains will be made low and these that desire to come up over the warring of the flesh and evil spirits to the mountain of God will appear with me in the final hour.  I am preparing the way… a road that is indestructible and straight because;

The Holy Spirit will show you what to do, when to let go and GOD SAYS, I WILL MOVE YOU ALONG AND NONE OTHER.

I AM THE STRAIGHT HIGHWAY… and whosoever will follow ME will travel with ME.

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Hurricane – Who Is Like God?

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As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you, and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13

This past week I found myself in the middle of (Hurricane Michael). Last month it was Hurricane Florence. 

After nearly a week with no a/c and limited power, I took ill and found myself laying in my friend’s bed in 95 degree heat wondering, Where is My God? I am so tired, so hot, and so overdone. This hopeless feeling was compounded with guilt from all of the other families who were still without power, and so many with no home, their businesses destroyed,and even some who have lost a loved one(s).

These two devastating storms came on the heels of three other storms that hit in 2017:  Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes Irma, and Maria.

One minute I lay sick, my strength gone not knowing whether or not I could get up out of the bed in the morning to suddenly it seemed as if a minute passed as I woke up bright eyed at 5:00 a.m.. God had answered my prayer to renew my strength and refresh my dry and thirsty soul.

The Hebrew meaning for the name Michael is “Who is like God?” 

Who but God can answer questions when we endure hardship, extreme loss and even the death of a loved one? Who BUT GOD can refresh a dry and thirsty soul?

Job responds to losses, sickness and trauma by acknowledging and blessing God.

In one afternoon Job had lost his ten children and all his wealth. Shortly afterward he was afflicted with a horrid skin disease. In both these tragedies he kept his faith and revered the sovereign hand of God. In 1:21 he said, “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In 2:10 he said, “Shall we receive good at the hand of the God and shall we not receive evil?” He affirmed the absoluteness of God’s control over all things, and he bowed in submission to these heavy blows.

Even though my circumstances had not changed, I was able to thank God for touching my mind, emotions and spirit. I was able to get out of bed and thank Him for His grace and mercy.

Special prayer request:

As of 10/18/2018 the place where I am staying got their power back on! But, unfortunately I have seen devastation like never before and there are many who still have no power, lots of damage and in some cases no place to go until their homes are rebuilt. Please pray for those who have been hit so hard during these storms.

I am still believing the Lord for a place to live, minister and am also working on curriculum and materials for the 2019 Uhuru (Freedom) PowWow to be held in Mwanza, Tanzania next May (2019). I have also been invited to Alaska, the Phillipines and am praying for the Lord’s will and finances. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers and also for me to be established where the Lord would have me, at the right times. I am also looking for meetings to share and minister some of the things the Lord has laid on my heart recently for 2019.  May the Lord continue to protect and comfort you now and forever!

You are one of God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

For 24/7 Prayer Text 850-661-6104 or
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Zombies, Black Butterflies & the Cross

 

Zombies, Black Butterflies and The Cross

As you may have read in my newsletter I recently had a dream about zombies. I’ve never had a dream about them, but I’ve met some walking dead, and at times I’ve battled issues that made me look and feel like a dead woman walking horror.

Recently I had a face to face encounter with a young man who claimed to be a Nazi Christian and claiming there is only one true race. This next sentence will be shocking, but not as shocking as looking at this handsome young man, just from the hospital where  the night before had been in a fight and had half of his ear bit off.  This was a violent battle between two men both whom were given life by a loving creator.

He was standing outside of McDonalds and was using profanity and apologized to me as I walked by. He asked me if I was a Christian and when our conversation turned away from the bitterness and hatred of his belief to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; he began to curse and tell me to get out of his face.

For the message about Christ’s death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God’s power. I Corinthians 1:18 (GNV)

As I looked at this young man and the black butterfly stitches that outlined his half chewed off ear, I thought about the night Jesus was arrested and how His disciple Peter violently took his sword and cut off Malchus’ ear. He was the slave of the high priest. (Read John 18 for the entire story.)

Jesus bent down without a word and picked it up and reattached it. Wow what a miracle!

I feel certain this slave and the others who witnessed this miracle were astounded! This miracle performed by Jesus still wasn’t enough to convince the high priest and others that Jesus was who He said He was.

Jesus was about to demonstrate several other miracles. He started with never opening his mouth to defend himself, was beaten nearly to death, forced to carry his own cross, and was crucified, verified dead and buried. From there He descended into hades, and then rose from the dead, and was seen by many walking, talking and eating. He then ascended into heaven and is now waiting for whosoever will accept Him and become His disciple. It is said that His disciples are known not by their titles, positions of power, race, gender or intellectual ability, but by their love.

As a follower of Jesus, we are to be the “alternative community,” one who rearranges our way of life for others, who learn of His ways, follow His path, eat, pray and serve together, giving away what we are able to help each other. One of our missions here on earth is so outsiders may look at us and say, “We know they are disciples of Jesus because of their love.”

I wish this young man I had met had been open for me to share more, and to allow me to pray for him. His anger and bitterness overcame his desire to be healed for eternity. Even so, I pray he and his companion would come to know the saving, healing, and delivering love of Jesus. I pray this tormented young man sensed Christ’s love in me.

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Searching for God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

For 24/7 Prayer Text 850-661-6104 or
Email: CinderellaReleased@gmail.com

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If You Clean Your Room ~ You Can Go To Europe

 

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Derrick Colt – Trip to Europe

 

Presentation – Life Lesson # 4

“And which of you that is a father shall his son ask for a loaf of bread, and the father gives him a stone? or a fish, and he gives him a serpent?” Luke 11:11

Our heavenly father wants to reveal His nature as a good father. Maybe we didn’t have the best fathers, or husbands or even spiritual leaders. But, I know God wants to present good things to us.

I remember my son Colt when he was about to graduate his second year of college, wanted to go backpacking in Europe over the summer. My immediate thought was, “No, I can’t provide, I’m a single mom and I’ll be worried about him.”

“What if something happened and I couldn’t get him back home?”

So, in my insecurity as a single mom my response was to blame shift and I said, “How are you going to get to Europe, you can’t even keep your room cleaned? Have you prayed about this?” His response, “So if I clean my room can I go to Europe?” I was waiting for him to add, “Where God guides He provides!” But the sweet son that he is, he didn’t add that in there!

“Now that is a negotiator for you!” Colt should and could have been a hostage negotiator with the government.”

“What was I to say?”

So, like any good mother (thinking he would never do it), said, “Sure, If you clean your room and keep it cleaned you can go to Europe this summer providing you have the money.” Feeling very smug and safe that not only he wouldn’t keep his room cleaned, he didn’t have a job, so he would never be able to raise enough money in time.

So like any good mother who wanted her son to accomplish his dreams, I put a sign up on his bedroom door reminding him of his passion to go to Europe. It read,

IF YOU CLEAN YOUR ROOM YOU CAN GO TO EUROPE.

Now anyone that knows my son, Colt knows he is extremely brilliant, a very good negotiator and would have every detail of this trip planned out in his mind. But, he is also a procrastinator! He has a very dry but sense of humor that is simply amazing. Unlike his younger brother Maverick, you rarely see him belly laughing. He can tell the funniest joke with a straight face that makes it even funnier….

One afternoon I pull up to my house beside him and was overcome with laughter because of his laughter and inability to get out of his car. He was belly laughing so hard. It almost scared me because I thought he might be intoxicated or something of the same nature.

Instead, he gets out of his car and asked me, “Did you call my logic professor at school?” I stopped laughing and said, “No, I don’t even know who he is. Why?”

He then began to tell me probably the funniest but most awesome presentation my son ever had to do in college. Colt went on to say, “We had a pop quiz today, and everyone had to draw out a slip of paper and argue why or why not their statement was a logical statement. I looked and felt like an idiot when I had to argue why my statement was logical.” “Why was that?, I replied. My statement was, “If you clean your room, you can go to Europe.”

Honestly, I felt like I was in a dream. I knew at that moment God was speaking to my son.

“Colt, I would say this is a confirmation that God wants you to go to Europe.”

Luke 2:49 “And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be in my Father’s house.”

I think this was the moment I realized my son was no longer a little child, a toddler, a teen but he had reached manhood. The words Jesus spoke to his mother and father when they turned back after realizing Jesus had stayed back in the temple teaching at the age of twelve flooded my soul. Later it was not only a test of Colt’s faith, but sorely mine, when I put my son on a plane to Europe with only $35 in his pocket. But God provided for him every step of that journey. I was a nervous wreck, but I knew God was preparing and presenting my son for his purpose and calling here on this earth.

Maybe you are a single mom, maybe it looks like you don’t have anything, and trusting others is difficult and there are days when you don’t know where, when or how you will survive, but I say this is a lie from the pit of hell. If you belong to Jesus, then you have resources at your fingertips. And even if you don’t know Jesus, you can still ask God for His help, and I believe He will help you.

My idea of what we are to “look like” as Christians has changed so dramatically over the years. Each one of my four biological sons and many spiritual sons and daughters are in different places, different cultures and different stages of their walks with our Heavenly Father. I have to believe God is allowing and planning things for them that will draw them closer to Him. As their mom, I believe my job now is just loving and praying for God’s best for each one of them!

It’s another life’s lesson on letting go and letting God do the work in them. I love my sons and I love what the Lord is doing in my life and in theirs.

Searching for God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
wherever God calls her.

She combines teaching, prayer, worship with the prophetic, words of knowledge and wisdom to bring salvation, deliverance & healing to those who are lost, hurting helping each other prepare for ruling and reigning with the MOST HIGH GOD!

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