As I have told you I’ve been seeking a prophetic word concerning the timeline of this trial. This is very difficult for me. I have used this gift many times for others successfully but under that situation I am not clouded by personal desires. As I’ve pursued this path it led me to my hope in an unpredictable fashion. I know from all my scriptural training and experience that Jesus Christ is the spirit of prophecy. Why shouldn't He be since He is the I AM of all time and eternity? In the Hebrew language there is a prophetic perfect tense which looks to the future with such confidence that it is spoken of in past tense. Only the word of God, “Thus sayeth the Lord” can justify this tense. It reflects that quality of “Amen” when our hearts are fully committed to trust in the Lord. Psalms 37 is a progressive discourse on a certain man. Not a mighty man as in the Lord but a strong man who has been made tough in his trials. Not a quitter to put it in current cultural terms. This man’s path is made firm, his enemies the Lord cuts off, he commits his burdens over to the Lord. The language lends itself to the picture of a burden placed on a pack animal and being released of the load yourself. Pastor Melissa Scott adds some real wisdom on this thought. Think of the tomb that housed all your sins and death attached to our Lord. The stone sealed the issue. Of course the stone was no hindrance to Christ who passed right through it, but for us it represents the burden that keeps us from the fuller knowledge that comes from revelation. God has the very rock that seems to entomb you rolled away to reveal His resurrection power. Any good view of the empty tomb will make your heart soar. No circumstance can entomb you if you follow the formula of the Psalms 37 man. Though the temptation is to be eaten up, consumed, by the heat of your trial, this man gives it to the Lord. This man delights the Lord. The end of this man is shalom which is for me more than peace. It is peace on many fronts, spirit, body and soul.
As I sought prophetic release I didn’t venture long before it became clear I needed to seek the giver and not the gift. As I sought Him I was led to Samuel which means friend of God. In first Samuel 3 there is a little clue about this man. Even before he knew God and during days of wickedness God was still a lamp in one place. Samuel heard the prophetic perfect tense of God’s voice. This is what I need. I need friendship with God. This is what the Psalms 37 man, the Psalms 84 man, and the bride of Christ are. They delight in their God and God delights in them. They have a unity, a singleness of purpose.
This trial has proven to me who my true friends are and what is true friendship. What a wonderful thing it is to care for a person, to delight in their presence. Do we roll away the stones (burdens) from the lives of our friends revealing the resurrection power of our Lord? Jesus is the light and in Eph. 5:9 there is fruit of this light. That fruit is goodness, righteousness and truth. Light exposes darkness and if one bears the fruit of the Light than you’ll be put in a place of confrontation by the Lord. It is inevitable because the world loves darkness and does not walk in the light. Know them by their fruit was a typical display of cultural Christianity. There is no friendship, no fellowship, no delighting in Christ. They hate themselves and therefore only know judgment. There are many more voices like hers on this blog. If there judgment were correct of me, where is the stone rolling? What I love about Scotty is that He loves Christ. Because He was in the Light the fruit of goodness, righteousness, and truth touched his life. It touched mine also. That is what is behind Dorean. That is why we can’t quit. Do not take from my confidence that things are not bleak. They are bad enough to entomb me for upto 25 years. I stood up against the money changer only to meet the pirates. Our judicial system is pure witchcraft. It is evil men reinforcing wickedness with stare decisis. They all support each other by saying righteousness is lawless, wickedness is good. It is a very hopeless situation where you have to trap them in a lie to escape the ultimate evil they intended for you. This is not a mortal problem but a spiritual one. The heart of this nation has been defiled by humanism and the insignificance of man has led to animalistic misanthropy. There is no friendship left. The Philadelphian church age is a call back to brotherly kindness. For me it is currently Dorean, Prison, a fight for truth. I cannot prevail and I cannot champion your equitable claims. The Psalms 37, 84, man, and the bride can delight though in the Lord and He will cut down the enemy and make sure he never comes back to power. My point is that friendship is called many things today but I say a true friend delights in His friend. I can’t promise you I can prophesy on encouraging word to comfort you in your trial. It is my desire. What I can do is seek our best friend and delight in Him and His ways. Perhaps the spoils of this friendship will leave me rich enough to spoil all of you with the fruit of the Light. In my darkest hours this truth renewed my strength. I hope as your friend God will likewise strengthen you. Shalom is my desire for you. The formula is provided by our very dear friend. I trust Him, how about you? Samuel God’s friend got God but he also got his word. That is the same way I’m seeking this prophetic word. Pray for me please. I want to come to that fuller knowledge for all of our sakes. Resurrection power to you all.