I Will Follow HIM, no matter

where and or how He

leads me, I know that

His way is the right way!

GLORY BE TO GOD!!

Hallelujah to the Most High!

Amen and Amen

 Being Pruned_Yet Resume

Hello Dear Friends as many of you know on May 18,2007 The Lord spoke to me to start a home church. It was a small congregation but it exalted the Lord and seed was planted.Then it seemed to dwiddle down and I wasn't sure what was going on other than knowing all things work to the good for those that love God and are the called according to His purpose, and I do love God.So I continued  but there were many attacks coming.There seemed to be a division which I know was not pleasing to the Lord and no matter I wanted to glorify Him and never have any division or strife in the midst of His attended calling.So I eventually had to stop the service due to lack of attendance but continued growing in His word daily.Since then it seemed to me that the Holy Spirit was flooding me with message through poetry to share. So I could only except that He was taking the ministry in a different direction.I never want to be disobedient to the Lord and trusted He would give me word as to when to restart the home church. I have prayed about it and as He is so faithful I felt for a time such as this and answer to my prayer that this email was given to me for answer of what God was doing.So in the time of sharing poems online 2 more poetry ministries have been birthed that I design the pages for, so I will continue in God's word,trust in His process and in the meantime share on my church site and poetry site taking prayer request and waiting for God to show me if and when a home church should be restarted. There are different seasons in our lives and as long as we stay in the word God will continue to grow in our lives.He continues to prune away to perfect and we must trust in His process and lean not to our own understanding. For I was hurt in that my little congregation didn't press forward but I serve a mighty God and in all that I do I pray that His glory will shine through.If there is changes in your life,trust in the process and God's pruning,and know through it all that He will never leave nor forsake you. Below is the share that brought light to my own situation. This too is my story as far as the home church to the online ministry.I had questioned if the home church was meant to be an online church from the beginning for the many people's lives effected by it,

but I know seeds were planted and harvest has sprung forth from the home church.I will continue to bring forth the Word of God and know without a doubt whatever means He has me deliver the Word that it is changing lives.God bless you and yours and take a look at the message below that brought light to my own situation.

Planted By The Father 

Gail Keirsey
Bountiful Life Ministries

Planted By The Father

I pray that this message finds it's way into your hearts so that the word of God will go forth and accomplish all that God has sent it to accomplish in your life. I ask in Jesus name, amen.

I would like to begin by saying that I have been in a season of pruning by the Father, and the result has been that I have not published as many messages in the past several months. But praise the Lord I have branches springing forth with an abundance of buds and fruit is on the vine.

When you work for the great husbandman, it is inevitable that a season of pruning and feeding will occur. I won't deny it, it is quite painful to be cut back, it is a sorrowful place to be, unable to do what you are so accustomed to doing, but when the realization comes of what God's intention is for you, joy arises. The joy of the Lord is our strength and as you are strengthened, you begin to see and hear with a greater clarity than ever before, the anointing to break the yoke of bondage is made available to you once again only with a greater abundance and intensity than before. Praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy.

I want to talk to you about being planted by the Father, and because He is a good father, He will also take care of those He has planted. The word compares those who are planted by the Lord as a watered garden, which means well taken care of.

When you prune your vineyard you cut away the blemishes, the parts of the branches which have been very productive in the past, but now new growth is required for a greater yield of fruit.

Most of us don't like to talk about being pruned or cut off, cleansed by fire, scourged or chastened, corrected and disciplined. Remember, judgment begins in the house of God. These are not very popular subjects with most people. But I am here to tell you that it is a privilege to be planted by our Heavenly Father and if He has planted you, He is going to take good care of you.

Look in your Bible at the scriptures found in Matthew, chapter 15. I am going to point out just a couple of verses but you will have a greater understanding of what I am talking about if you read the whole passage.

Matthew 15:13-14 KJV
13 But he (Jesus) answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

We are living in the final hour of the dispensation of grace. We must be planted by our Heavenly Father. There is no way around it. We must submit to Him all areas of our lives so that He can transform us into the image of His dear Son, Jesus.

Now the next scripture tells us that there is a time when the Lord Jesus will tell His laborers, His disciples not to bother any more with those who get caught up in teaching the doctrines of the commandments of men and not the commandments of God.

Matthew 15. 14
14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

When you look at it from this prospective, it's not so bad being pruned by the Lord, at least He hasn't given up on us yet. I don't want to be a part of the blind leading the blind and heading straight into the ditch, do you?

Now, let's go to the passage of scripture found in the book of John where it describes the true vine and the Father as the husbandman.

John 15:1-11 KJV
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Glory be to God. How wonderful to be a part of Him. This passage of scripture tells us what is required to abide in Him and become one with Him in verses 3 and 4..

Vs. 3-4
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

The word clean, found in verse 3, is also translated pruned. It is God's word that corrects us, teaches us, leads and guides us, changes us.

When you put His word down into your heart, it makes you so that you do not sin against Him. If we hide His word in the good soil of our hearts the enemy of our soul can not come and steal it from us. We begin to abide in His word, His word begins to abide in us and the union is made, we become one with God. It is the bond of His Word.

What are the many benefits of being planted by the Lord God Almighty? Here are just a few examples.

Isaiah 60:18-22 Amp.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders, but you shall call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.
19 The sun shall no more be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you, but the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory and your beauty.
20 Your sun shall no more go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people also shall all be [uncompromisingly and consistently] righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
22 The least one shall become a thousand [a clan], and the small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its [appointed] time.

Another passage which tells of the benefits of being planted by the Father.

Psalm 1 KJV
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Glory be to God that we are planted by Him. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth, so who could possibly know better of how and where to plant us so that we are rooted and grounded in His love forever and ever.

Many of us are so busy running to and fro trying to find our place in life when what we really need to do is stop, rest in God, submit to Him and allow Him to plant us exactly where we need to be planted. Trust in Jesus, because He alone is worthy to be trusted.

Christ loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Allow yourself to be planted by the Father so that He can prune away all the blemishes of your life so that you can be presented to Him on resurrection day spotless.

This is my prayer for you:
I pray that Christ may dwell in your heart by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.