8-18-2018 Show Me Your Face, O Lord
Our Pastor took this photo over Hagerstown, Md.
She commented on the double rainbow as a double blessing from God, but look just a bit farther up n the sky. The face in the clouds
In late 2016 Apostle Dave Talyor came to Glory Fire Church, here in town to do another presentation on “Jesus, face to face”. Now Apostle Dave claims to be the only preacher preaching face to face encounters with God (at this time) and claims to have literally seen Father face to face. Now the bible does give us the example of Apostle John going to heaven and encountering Jesus to receive the revelation recorded in the book (Rev. 1:10-19). Paul tells the Corinthians that He visited heaven and encountered Jesus (2 Corinth. 12:1-9). Do we need to be reminded of Moses encountered God on the mount (Exod. 3:1-9). Not to mention when Moses had come down from the mount and each time he spoke before the people, his face shone so brightly that he had to wear a veil before the people (Exod. 34:29-35).
Now, I don’t know that Apostle Dave has had these kind of encounters with Lord (we have only his testimony) but he showed how God may show Himself to us in many ways. The face on the mountain in the movie “Miracle of St. Ana”, the face in the clouds, a mist that clearly defines the image of a man who strangely resembles the image of jesus and which does not induce evil fear. About two years ago, the pastor of the church I attend snapped a very clear shot of a face in the clouds over Hagerstown. I don’t remember if it was over Hagerstown Mall or the Premium Outlets here in town, but there was clearly a face in the clouds.
Show Me Your Face
This song by Paul Wilbur has been edited down to save space for it is a worship song as he repeats phrases. (2002) Click the url below to watch the video on youtube. It’s awesome!
Show me Your face, Lord
Then gird up my legs that I might stand in this holy place
Your power and grace
I could make it to the end if I can just see Your face
Moses stood on the mountain
Waiting for You to pass by
You put Your hand over his face
So in Your presence he wouldn't die
All of Israel saw the glory
And it shines down through the age
Now You've called me to boldly seek Your face
David knew there was something more
Than the ark of Your presence
And in a manger a baby was born
Among kings and peasants
All of Israel saw the glory
And it shines down through the age
And now You call us to boldly seek Your face
Yes we can make it to the end if we can just see Your face
Fred Hammond also did a song similarly titled, (also 2002) Again, click the url below to watch the video.
Show me Your face (Show me)
Need to see You clearly
No more mistakes
Look at the time I'm losing
More than Your mercy
Lord will You take me
Closer (Show me)
Let me see Your face
It's the hardest thing that I ever had to do
Is admit the truth
The reason I missed You was only me
It seemed okay at the time
But now I find
It wasn't worth it
Here's what I'm counting on with You
For You know me through and through
Remove the broken pieces
Whew, whew, whew, whew
All the fragments and debris
'Til there's nothing left of me and I say
Here is a heart that's yielded totally
Now there's one thing left to do
Everything else must move
Gotta find a place
Where I can see your face
Both songs are provided from Youtube for you to listen to.
Paul Wilbur shares how God has been with man through the ages and Fred Hammond brings it a bit closer to home.
The scriptures tell us the Lord, our God is one God and we should love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12:28-31)
God tells Moses that he could not look upon His face for if he did, he would die (Exod. 33:17-23). This point is amplified when Moses was in the “tabernacle” with the Lord and came out to the people. He had to cover his face with a cloth because the glory of God shone so brightly that the people couldn’t bear to look upon him (Exod. 34:29-35).
Moses face was a reflection of God’s glory. The glory of God shines so brightly it is hard for man to look upon it, even in reflection. I am persuaded, how do I word this, to look upon God’s face is to look upon His glory. God’s glory is so overpowering that man doesn’t die because he looked upon God but because man cannot contain, absorb, comprehend, live, when we see the full glory of God in this body. The magnitude is so great. Wo what happens when we are in eternity? We currently have temporal bodies, they die. When we are in heaven we our bodies are changed into glorified bodies (1 Corinth. 15:47-54)
Now, can we experience the glory of God? Of course. When we experience the Holy Ghost and maybe we collapse to the ground because we cannot stand. We are experiencing the presence of God though the Holy Ghost in our life. When I have experienced this myself, my body loses all strength and it most difficult to move. I can think, I can talk, I just can’t get up and walk. Eventually I can crawl and eventually I can stand up and function again but it can vary from just a couple of minutes to a very long time. Now, I (personally) don’t collapse when I’m under the influence of the Spirit. Often as I jot down this blog, I proceed as normal. Then I finish what I’m doing. I usually start feeling it so I’m not surprised anymore when I try to stand up from the computer desk – and can’t. My legs don’t feel weak, they just won’t support me – for a while.
When Peter and the disciples went out into the street after they had received the “baptism of the Holy Ghost”, people thought they were drunk, but Peter explained what it was The presence of the Holy Ghost (God) in their lives (Acts 2:1-18).
The presence of God can be expressed through His ‘glory cloud’ (Exod. 40:34-38), just as He did when His presence filled the tent of the congregation, the tabernacle. in the wilderness.
Father spoke to me several times in Nov. and Dec 2017, sharing some things He said to put in this entry.
This is a brief description of the passage of 2 Chronicles 7:14. If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will forgive their sin and heal their land - and as soon as I got part way through I started coughing like I’ve never coughed before. I got to coughing so hard I thought I was going to throw up, expelling huge amounts of air. So much that it was getting difficult to take any air in. I cried out (best I could) “Lord have mercy!” several times. After a whole bunch of minutes, the coughing started to subside and I could finally start getting my breath back, yet still coughing. At one point I tried getting some water and I heard Father say “Don’t even try to.” He was right. I couldn’t even get the bottle to my lips. I asked in my heart “Father are we casting out demons or is this some sort of attack because I just read the key to healing? I didn’t get a confirm on the devils but the force with which I was coughing, they surely would have been evicted. I did get confirm on the key so the HG prompted me to bold that entry on my excel list.
There are nearly 140 scriptures with heal or its variations (heal, healing, healed, healeth, etc.). I only got through the word “heal”.
I watched the War Room Tuesday night. I had made a list I called “My War Room” which listed my strategies. As I read email this AM, Father had me recheck it on the computer and I said to myself that I should have a copy of this in my bible. I did, so I went over it again. Been a most interesting AM so far. Hmmm. 11:22, now it’s time to go back upstairs and start my AM session.
Father said to put this here & in my prophecies collection (OK, get to copy & paste).
He said to put this down TODAY.
It is time to start focusing on the next season. I have been refreshing My children with My Holy Ghost but we are preparing to go to a new level. That which the church has never seen before. Peter, Paul and the other apostles and disciples received the former rain as I was preparing the ground for the seeds of tomorrow. They continued to till my soil, laying the seeds of true Spirituality.
Unfortunately, My church has fallen away. But, now, I’m bringing them back to where My church should be so I can bring them into the latter rain of maturity, working in the full power and authority of My Holy Spirit, as I intended.
Still, My church sleeps. It is time to start awakening all My souls. Too many of My warriors are still holding back. They need to be awakened as this outpouring comes forth so they can be ready in the next season for the explosion. Souls will be more than ready to eat what I have for them so My church, My body, needs to be ready to feed the hungry.
I said “Father, You said to put this here today as the day You told me. I looked at the numbers.
There’s nothing positive about today. Everything defined for today is chaos, disorder, judgment, etc. (11-21-2017), for the month and the day! (no answer) just that feeling of confirmation that He wants today noted.
Note: I posted it in “prophecies” & I felt the anointing. Father said that in December we will start moving in this direction. I thought Dec. 9, and listen up for that date: December is Governmental perfection, God’s power/authority. The ninth is Fruit of the spirit; Divine completeness from the Father. I said “whoa” (actually out loud) and that’s when Father let me feel the “zone”. I look forward to the 12/9 entry into the blog. (post note: in retro the entry into the 12/9/2017 “Homecoming” blog was titled “A closer Walk with You”)
The face in the mountain. His chin is the peak and his forehead is down to the left slope. In the “Miracle of St. Ana” (from which this shot comes) the village people believed that the man in the mountain would come to save them. This is obviously NOT God but didn’t Father meet Moses on the Mount? Mount Horeb (Exod. 3:1-12) and isn’t Jesus the “Rock of our Salvation” (Psalm 62:1-2, 1 Corinth. 10:1-4)? So we are saved by the man in the mountain, Jesus, our Rock.
Father is coming to deliver us out of the bondage of sin. All we have to do is come to the mountain, the Rock, our Lord Jesus Christ and receive what Father has to offer.
Started my AM prayers and the thoughts drifted into my head. In a room with a large, flat table with diagrams or something on it. I was there, Jesus was there, Peter was there, Paul was there and John was off to the side like an observer.
Jesus, of course was in charge, Peter was there because He was the spearhead for the apostles, the one to go out and get things done with boldness and strength. Paul was there because he is the apostle to the Gentiles, with Peter’s boldness and forthrightness but tempered with the love Father gave John. John was off to the side as an observer, watching to see how love unfolded in the discussion.
This ‘meeting’ was about forming a battle plan for the forthcoming events (Spiritual explosion). Save John, who was off to the side, we were gathered around the table. Jesus was pointing His finger at the table and a ‘map’ or something lying thereon.
Nothing was said because I’m not yet quite where I need to be and Jesus told me so. He said “I’m waiting on you to finally and totally give yourself over to Me, completely. To give Me ALL your desires, lusts, your thoughts and actions. I need your total obedience before I can press you into action.”
I said “Lord, it would really be neat if this were so, but I’m fully awake, sitting in my chair and I’m not so sure whether this is just my imagination bringing this to me or is it really you?” I felt in my heart You said this would be so, but not yet. Not until I’ve yielded – completely, then this counsel will take place.
I guess what confuses me is that I’m not in twilight on my bed as this started. I’m fully awake as these thoughts came. But Ithen did I ask that You manifest Yourself in my presence, didn’t I?
Forgive me. It’s just that I know that with which I still struggle and I know that You’ve laid it upon heart that I will have a major role in this Spiritual explosion and it is hard for me fathom that one such as I might be entrusted with such a task. But, yesterday at church I saw what You told me the other day and that was that the boldness would start manifesting itself within me. PTL.
Having read Doug Addison’s ‘Daily word’, this was my response:
This is a turning point, and there is a spiritual shift happening that will bring things together.
Bringing things together? After a week of feeling blah and very weak muscularly, This AM I woke up with a good chunk of my muscular strength feeling like it has returned. Father told me yesterday, not only does he want me to speak praise to him, but He reminded me of Paul in prison and shackled. So what did Paul & Silas do? Sang praises to God. Father had me sing “Praise God from whom all blessings flow” (the doxology) & He told me I need to do more of that. He also told me that even though it’s fine listening to the music at night, He wants me to sing more & not just listen. Amen
Father said not to just leave it in prophecies, but to put it here as well.
Yesterday, Father put on my heart that He has been fulfilling a part of my AM prayers and I just wasn’t aware of it. I open my prayer each day with “Galah, shekinah kovad, Adinoy, Elilhu, bo.” Those are Hebrew words and loosely translated they say “May the glory of the one true living God manifest Itself in my presence because I am your friend, my Lord, my God, come.” Yesterday, Father asked me about that ‘strange’ feeling I’ve had lately, when I feel like a tingling all over my body. He said to me “You’ve asked for My Glory to manifest in your presence, right? You’ve said that you’re not sure what this feeling is, but that it feels good, almost like the ‘zone’, but different. You still have much to learn, about how you can experience Me. You look for something visual and I give you sensations. But don’t be surprised if you expect a sensation and I give you something visual. You ask? Receive.”
This AM as I began my session “Galah, shekinah Kovad …”, Father made me aware of the ‘feeling, the sensation, that tingling and He asked me “Now do you understand?”
He told me the other day (I don’t remember exactly) that this tingling was indeed another manifestation of the presence of the Holy Spirit & this AM, He confirmed it!
I take note that Father made me aware of a new boldness present in my being yesterday. Alesia & I had a strategy meeting for Wellspring Counselling and as we talked and prayed, I felt a new boldness coming upon me. It’s time to come out of my shell – before man. He showed me, in my mind’s eye, like a moth coming out of his cocoon. Little by little tearing its way out into freedom. Father says I am starting to emerge, now. All I have to do is be obedient.
PS As I turned to turn on the printer and print this out, I felt the zone.
What a week! This AM, Father had me update the blog entry for tomorrow. The zone has been different lately. I still get “out of it” but I’ve been feeling my shoulders.
In my prayer, I was part way into my comfort zone and had finished the part where I ask Father to give my comfort zone no fears, no bounds and no hesitations. My mind’s eye was suddenly at the church. I say “mind’s eye’ because it’s like a daydream and I’m not always sure if I’m manipulating what’s happening or if it truly is Father (forgive me). Anyway, it seems it was a Thursday night. Loretta was there along with Alesia and Deborah, and of course me. Father had me pray “galah, shekinah kovad Adinoy, Elilhu, bo” which is (loosely) “Father let Your glory manifest itself in our presence because we are your friends, come.” We all felt something then there was this angel bent down on one knee behind us. Bent down on one knee because the ceiling was too low for him to stand. We have about an eight foot ceiling at the church. He said “Don’t be afraid.” I don’t think we were afraid/afraid, but rather just awestruck. Yes, he was dressed in armor, helmet, breastplate, protective girdle, shin guards and I think I noticed a sword in its scabbard hanging from his side. I don’t remember a shield. (as I reread this, Father said the shield was hung upon his back). We asked who he was and that’s when Father sent me to the Strong’s. At first, I thought “Ben Thunder – Son of Thunder”, but that just didn’t seem right.
Father had me look up thunder in the Hebrew. Three variations – qowl or qol (6963) which is to speak wit a thunderous voice. Then raam which gave two pronunciations for the same spelling. One was “rawam” and the other was “raham” which is like the crash of thunder. I was still thinking in terms of “son …” so I’m thinking Ben Raam. Father put on my heart that wasn’t correct for this angel was not the “son of thunder.” Father let me settle in with “Raam El”, the thunder of God. He said this was his name for when he spoke, he roared like a lion (another lookup) because Father also said “Yeah, like the Lion of Judah”. So I guess the angel’s name actually would be “Raam El Ariy (Judah)”, Ariy (738) is a young, fierce lion and is pronounced “aree”.
He said he was our angel, or maybe just mine. I wasn’t really clear with that. But he said that when he spoke, he roared like a lion thundering across the jungle.
Well, that’s it for now. I don’t know exactly if it means what it seems to indicate or if it means anything at all. Time will tell.
Now to summarize all this which has been presented.
Note this day of publication 8-18-2018
8 is new birth or new beginnings
18 bondage or oppression
August is the eighth month signifying coming into a new birth or a new beginning in our relationship with the Father through Jesus.
The eighteenth day and the eighteenth year represent the spiritual bondage we have been under for so long. It has been hitting us twice as hard this year because of what God is preparing to do.
Numerically the century is in the 2000’s. even though we call it the 21st century, we’re ‘20’ something, not ‘21’ something. Twenty is redemption. This whole century is a time of redemption. Father is redeeming us from the bondage and suffering we have been experiencing bringing us into a new birth, that is beginning a new relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, our Lord. And we are at the threshold where we are entering a time of redemption.
Our job is to receive what Father has for us so we CAN grow into this new level of relationship with Him. That means a closer walk with Him. That means seeking His face, no matter how He chooses to reveal Himself to us. That means taking the hand of Jesus and not letting go. That means we let Jesus put His yoke upon us, and even though our feet are moving, He leads the way. It all boils down to living in God’s love while we are still here in this world. And because we have learned to live in His love while we are in this world, we know that we shall enjoy His company now and throughout all eternity.
Seeking His face, growing in His love equals that closer walk with Him which He desires with us.