Narrow Path vs. Broad Path

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The Narrow path is…

Hard

Difficult

A high cost

Painful to your flesh

Not popular

Not convenient

Most of the time, NOT easy

Where you have to continually yield and know your life is NOT your own

Where you have to submit and stayed focus on eternity

Focused on storing up your treasures in Heaven

Whereas, the broad path is…

Easy

Popular

Everybody does it

It’s where you have, the do whatever you want to do attitude

Where YOU rule

Where it is convenient

Instant gratification

Focused on the here and now

Storing up your treasures here on earth though, this is where thieves break in and steal, moth and rust destroy, and where when you die your treasure stays right here, for the righteous to ultimately receive (see Proverbs 13:22).

Yet, on the broad path there’s deception, a path leading straight to destruction,

A path of judgment.

On this path, this is where the wrath of God is.

Yes, for those who just play church, they’ll hear Jesus say, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:23)

However on the narrow path, you have (past), you are (present) and you shall have (future) life and peace, being shalom, the peace that the world did not give, so this peace, the world cannot take (see John 14:27), and most importantly, eternity in the age to come.

Therefore let’s all DO aim to be and stay on the NARROW PATH.

Sepia Gladden

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9 Souls NOT lost in vain!

In hearing about the tragic event that cost 9 souls their lives though yes, I felt the great pain, I as well, immediately witnessed the Glory of God. To see clearly how their lives were NOT taken in vain.

In fact, as a result to their lives being taken, I once again heard momentarily, the name of Jesus Christ be publically proclaimed nationally. I saw a preacher preach a message, in a church, in a traditional service broadcast live across the world on CNN News. I read the newspapers of how the family members stated, they forgave the killer, which by the way, that witnessed greatly to the whole world. I saw some blacks, whites, asians etc. be united. I saw the racial issue attempt to be addressed.

And so, to be quite honest the Glory of God I witnessed as a result to this, was just amazing and over taking. And that’s when I realized how, their lives were not taken in vain.

For I KNOW and have no question about it, that as a result, of this tradegy, souls WERE ushered into the Kingdom of God, being that in which, ultimately the Father wants. I as well, came to better understand just how it is, that we’ll begin to see in part, the kingdom of God be manifested here on earth.
Therefore, though again souls were lost on the other side, it was awsome to have been able to witness the Glory, and this is where I saw the Father take the evil and make it work for His good.

May the families of the love ones lost feel the supernatural comfort and overwhelming love of the Father during their time of grief. Amen.

Sepia Gladden
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And it came to PASS!!! (My Promise) Waiting on the Promise Part 3

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And the Promise came to pass…
Well, PRAISE the Lord I am so excited to announce that my promise came to pass!!! As a result of me choosing to put my trust in God instead of man, the Lord blessed me tremendously with yet, another supernatural birth. One that has come with so many, manifested miracles that I’ll have to put those in a separate book, but today, what I want to focus on is this, when it came time for me to receive my promise, if you read “Waiting on the Promise Part I and II” then you could clearly see how the pressure definitely intensified.

It intensified with temptation, me being at times uncomfortable, tired, weary, feeling different emotions in both the Spirit and natural realm, but yet, in it all, you also read how, though yes, I did experience all of that, still, through it all, I chose to stand. Stand in faith, and believe God for what at that time, had not yet manifested and because of God’s grace and His grace ALONE and because of my stand in Him, I was NOT PUT TO SHAME. Glory to God! Now with this particular pregnancy, I remember having a prophet call me and say, when it was near the end, that I had God’s grace and not long after that word was spoken the Lord allowed me to come into full understanding of that word, by allowing me to divinely hear a bible teacher on TV say how, God’s grace is not only God’s free benefits given to us by salvation, but it is also, God’s enabling power to do for us what we ourselves, in our hopelessness cannot do, and His grace is saying, there is proof of it, that is evident.

And so, when I received this word and revelation of this word boy, did I hold onto it with dear life and boy, did it impart into me the supernatural grace for the journey I faced being, His supernatural ability to receive His supernatural promise.

Although, the war as I mentioned, nearing the arrival of my promise definitely increased, looking back, I can testify truly, how through it all, I DID have the Father’s enabling power to overcome, to stand, to push past the discomfort etc. at work in me, because in truth, I myself, in my own strength, would’ve surely failed due to the extreme warfare I was dealing with. Yes, the warfare which Ephesians 6:12 tells us, that we as believers do face. Yet, what I’d like to release to you prophetically, is this…

If you too, can receive this word by faith, while you’re waiting on your own personal promises of God, though yes, the pressure may indeed be turned up, because you’re so close to seeing and receiving the promise come from heaven and be birthed here on earth, if as well, you too, choose to stand, trust, and not faint in God, despite all else, then God’s grace, being His enabling power, will be given unto you and do for you, what you in your own strength cannot. His grace WILL be at work on your behalf, such that one day, you too, can testify how, finally you did receive (past tense) your promises of the Lord. Yes, in the here and now.

Yet, in the meantime, while in your current wait, please know this, the promises of God are…Yea and Amen! I can’t wait to hear your testimonials as well, as a result to your faith and stand in God.

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Say “Yes”

Say Yes

Say, “Yes” Lord

At different points in your walk with the Lord, you WILL feel this overwhelming feeling come over you to say, “Yes.” In these times, I encourage you, not to prohibit or squelch yourself from saying yes, all because you want to know specifically what it is that the Lord is requesting from you and or wanting you to do.

Instead, I’d highly recommend, for you to stop and acknowledge the Father’s presence because, it is indeed, the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit working within you. Philippians 2:13 reads, “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (NKJV)

Therefore, I’d encourage you to just surrender and say, “Yes, Lord.”

I’d like to also encourage you to hold on to that moment. In other words, don’t be quick with that moment. Honor the Lord, because He is imparting His supernatural power within you, for your assignment, which will be revealed in His timing.

In that “yes” moment, being in that encounter with the Father, worry not, even if you may not know what you’re saying “yes” to. However, do know, that your Spirit knows.

In truth, the Father is constantly, looking for there to be a YES that comes from deep within us. Yes, a NOT MY WILL, but YOUR WILL BE DONE. Coming from a place of surrendering. And when we position our hearts, in a posture of such, to aim to be obedient to His leading opposed to ours, it’ll be then, that we please Him in our walk.

Now, make no mistake about it, the Lord is fully aware that we wrestle against our own flesh, minute by minute, and how His Spirit within us is always fighting against our flesh, that the Father’s will may be done, and so, this is why, I’m encouraging you, like I’m encouraging myself to simply, say “yes” when times like this come upon us.

Simply, let the Father have His way, since in doing so, again, we receive a supernatural impartation, hallelujah, to go forth and accomplish His will.

Scribed by Sepia Gladden
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Be RADICAL!

Be Radical

For Jesus,

Be an outcast

Be laughed at

Considered crazy, literally

Be ludicrous and what some may say, lazy

Due to you, putting your trust in God, instead of yourself and or man.

Be in the mind of others, considered timid, weak, and DO be shunned.

Yet, in all of that, be not deceived and know this,

The true ways of God, are without doubt, complete foolishness to man

And God, has chosen the weak and foolish things of this world

To confound the wise

Being, those dependent upon the wisdom of this world

And or humans, throughout the land.

Therefore, DO, go against the crowd

Do choose to be a part of the minority

Here on this earth, opposed to the majority.

Do take the pain and rejection now, for Jesus name.

This way, when it’s all said and done, you’ll inherit the guaranteed gain.

Do, allow the Lords will, to truly be done and His kingdom, to really come

Here on earth, as it is in Heaven.

Know, that it’s more than ok, to be known

As being a loner or solitude as others may say,

Opposed, to dining and feasting on the devils pleasures.

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Pure Authentic Worship towards the Father

The Father is looking for a very pure, authentic and intimate response from those of us who are His. A response to His love, with our love, which is pure and not driven by the form of religion. Meaning, where we give Him love that comes purely from our gratitude and love towards Him which is, a direct result of the overflow from our private worship. Thus, here is my private prayer I now share publically…

When you Look into Chambers of my Heart (Proverbs 20:27)

May you find integrity
May you find truth and light
May you find humility
May you find honesty
May you find righteousness

May you find, denial of my flesh
When you look into the inner chambers of my heart
May you see,
you inside of me, taking over, having TOTAL dominion
and me, not subjected to my flesh.

When you look into the inner chambers of my heart
May you, ultimately stand proud and not disappointed.

May my heart glorify you and may it, truly be Set Apart for your glory, affecting generations to come, with a name that is a blessing and not a name erased from memory,
but a name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
When you look into the inner chambers of my heart, with the light of your Holy Spirit, may what you see, please you, in all sincerity. Amen

This is my prayer what is yours?
This is an exert from my book soon to be released book.
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A Continual, “Yes Lord!”

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When were allowing Jesus to be lord over our lives, then there WILL be continual yes’s.

Continual yes Lord!

Yes Lord!

Yes Lord!

In other words, once you finally yeild to one yes, then there will come the next and the next and the next.

Thus the reason, we’ve been instructed to cultivate our faith. Such that, when the test comes, prayerfully we will die to our flesh and yeild. In fact, Its a constant dying to our flesh, such that His will, will be done. Yet, thank the Lord for His Spirit which helps in our times of need, because I can tell you, we, in and of ourselves would fail.

Therefore, this IS the reason for the filling such that, as the calls from heavan come, we would respond with a sweet smelling, “Yes Lord”

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Holy Spirit’s Leading (It’s perfectly ok, when we don’t know)

When it comes to Holy Spirit leading us, quite often, were not given all the details as to why Holy Spirit would have, or not have, us to do this, that, or the other.

Yet, when were not given all the details, because were human, we tend to go into a place, of trying to understand and know all the details before we do, whatever Holy Spirit may’ve instructed us to do.

But, what I’ve learned in this season of my life and am, continually learning, more and more is this, when it comes to the Holy Spirit’s leading, it is more than okay, if I don’t know all the reasons, being the details, as to why, Holy Spirit is instructing me to do, or not to do xyz. And I’ve noticed, when I stand on this truth, it really helps to free me up, while making it easier to be obedient quicker and or, even obedient at all.

However, on the flip side of this, I’ve also discovered, when I do try to figure out all the details as to why, Holy Spirit is or is not leading me to do something, most of the time, I’m delayed in my obedience, and or I possibly talk myself out of even doing it at all. Yes. Why? Because again, I wanted to know all the details, such that, it’d make, total sense to my brain. Nevertheless, what’s key for us to remember in times like this is His word which states:

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are His ways higher than our ways, And His thoughts than our thoughts (See Isaiah 55:9).

Thus, the revelation I’d like to share is this, when were given instructions by Holy Spirit to do or not to do something, and though, no, we may not quite or even at all, understand due to the lack of details, please know, it is perfectly OK, that you don’t know all the details. Reason being, you can trust, a 100 percent, that Holy Spirit DOES Know. For Holy Spirit knows ALL things and does lead us into ALL truth.
John 16:13 reads: However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Therefore, I restate, it’s more than okay… that we ourselves don’t know. And when we let Holy Spirit lead us based off of this type of trust, being faith, it’s then; we will be led in a way, where ultimately the Father gets ALL the glory.

Now, being that our flesh does constantly war with the Spirit of God within us (see Galatians 5:17), our flesh will always try to prevent us from being obedient to God’s Spirit. So when this occurs, what I found to help is when I say to my flesh, “it’s okay that I don’t know, because I do know, Holy Spirit knows, and Holy Spirit never leads me wrong, therefore, I shall proceed forth to do as led.”

Proverbs 3:5 tells us: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

Therefore, my prayer for us all is that we will begin to do greater things for God’s glory by simply, responding to the leading of Holy Spirit, even when we don’t know the details as to why. I pray for the Father to help us now, such that, when our flesh is weak, His Spirit prevails and we please Him by walking in this kind of true faith.

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Prophetic Word for 2014

In 2014, this is not a year to be drained. It’s not a year to be consumed with man’s demands. I repeat… it’s not a year to be consumed with man’s demands. It’s a year, where the Father has given unto us of divine rest. There is a hedge, a shield that’s been supernaturally placed around each of us, such that, we can enter in, and receive everything the Father would have for us to receive.

For in this divine season of rest, the Father wants to give us strategy, wisdom, insight, understanding, and might. And we’ve been instructed by the Lord, to come receive it. Yet, we will have to press in order to get into this place such that again, we receive all the Father would have for us.

After this season, there will be a greater demand on us, for the different assignments the Father will have for us to do. A greater demand of our attention and energy, and the next season will look different from this one.

The Father says, “I have created this time for a reason, and I’m going to need you to come, and keep on coming, into my presence. I need you, to keep pressing and stretching forth despite… I need you to keep turning down things, turning away from things, and denying the things of this world, as well as, even denying your flesh, such that we can continue to meet Spirit to Spirit and I can continue to impart into you the supernatural power you’ll need to do the things I have for you to do.”

In the next season, we will truly need, the things, we receive from this season such that, we’re not deceived or off kilter but that, we can hit the bulls eye and be ye empowered by Lord, in whatever He’d have for us to do, and prepared, for whatever may come our way. For the Father, wants to establish the works of our hands.

Also, there will be supernatural things given and released to those who do press in and wait. To those who can selah… to those who can perceive, those who can be tuned into the Lord’s frequency, for you shall receive from the lord. For you, will be in awe of Him, for the things he’ll do for you. The Lord will be very strategic in His approach to make certain, you know that what’s been done, was tailor made for you. The Father says, he’s going to release tailor made things for you in this upcoming year. Tailor made things, things that as He does, you’ll know, it wasn’t a corporate thing, but was something the Father did, because of Him knowing your heart, your fingerprints, because of Him knowing you…

Psalm 90:17 CJB says may the favor of Adonai our God be upon us prosper for us all the work that we do.

Ps 90:17 NKJV And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Proverbs 3:5 tells us: to trust in Adonai with all of our heart do not rely on our own understanding then he will level your paths. CJB version.

For this year the Lord says, is the season for Mary and not Martha, in this season it’s time, to let go of the Martha mentality and embrace the Mary mentality. Meaning, instead of trying to do things, to set things up and do this and that, in this season, the main focus is to be at the feet of Jesus. This is not the time to just get in and get out of His presence, but it’s the time to tarry, even if, at times, its dry, still tarry, and as we stay there, and operate as Mary in this season, the Lord says, “I will be your advocate” because you see, when Mary was at the feet of Jesus, she didn’t have to defend herself. When Martha came to question her position and try to pull her to where she was, what did the Lord do? The Lord was the advocate for Mary and rebuked Martha. So the Lord is saying, as long as, we stay in the position of Mary, he will be our advocate. When people come to question our position, He the Lord, will be our advocate, and we will not have to defend ourselves nor say, why we’re where we are. Because again, Mary did not have to say a word in her defense, for it was a conversation only between Martha and Jesus.

Prophetic Word for 2014 scribed by Prophetess Sepia and Apostle Anthony Gladden

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Waiting on the Promise-Part 2

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While waiting on the promise one thing I can definitely attest to is that while we wait flesh, whether it is ours, or the flesh of others, which ultimately equals the war within the spirit realm, will always be right there sitting at the edge of its seat waiting to assist us. And normally, this temptation comes right when we have begun to get tired of waiting.

Thus the reason why Matthew 26:41tells us: Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Now when I say, “Flesh is always awaiting to assist us” to be more precise, what I am saying is that, it is always present to try to present a more convenient and easier way in order for us to get the promise quicker. Opposed to us staying our course and being patient in order for God to deliver the promise the way and timing He wills. However, we have to remember there is a DUE SEASON for everything in the Kingdom of God.

Hence, the reason why we have to constantly come against the spirit of anxiousness because if we don’t and are caught our guard due to being weak, we may be quick to take the more easy, convenient, and readily accessible way out.  Yet, if we choose this route, though it may be convenient, easy and at the time give us quick relief, truth is, most likely it’ll end of giving us a headache later. Why? Glad you asked. All due to us moving ahead of God, it’s true, in other words, what was intended to be a blessing, if it is not received in the divine way and manner it was meant to be given by God, it can later turn into a burden, a headache, and an outright troublesome curse.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) tells us:  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Let me give a few clear examples of this, you may be waiting for God to send that God sent man and or woman of God to you and so you’ve been standing in His assurance for quite some time, but then after a while here comes the tempter to say, “Hey, why don’t you just go to this singles website and set up your profile I mean after all, it is a Christian site.”  Or maybe, you been told to be still in this season with God but yet, due to your financial situation facing you daily the tempter is saying, “Hey just go and get a job, it doesn’t matter what kind the Lord knows, you need some money to survive.” And I can go on and on…

But in closing, the scripture I’d like to reference as a warning to us all is when the word tells us about Abraham and how we was promised by God to have a heir but yet the tempter came and used His wife to give her blessing to Abraham to go into her mistress, being her servant, and take her as a wife, and have a child by her and he listened. But as you may or may not know, due to that there has never been total peace for Abrahams promised seed as a result. For ever since that time there has been constant drama, between the two seeds. Why? Because he was not the promised heir that God was referring to when He told him that he would have one, for the seed that was produced with Sarah’s mistress was done so with man’s flesh involved. Please refer to Genesis chapters 15 and 16 to really understand where I am coming from.

Now, I can only speak from experience thus the reason, I am sharing this. For as I stated in “Waiting on the Promise-Part 1” I have been awaiting the birth of my third child, and being that I am in the last stages you don’t know how many times I have heard the doctors say, “You know, if you want we can just go ahead and schedule to have you induced so this way you can have complete peace of mind, as to know when he’s coming and can have everything lined up as far as making it to the hospital in a calm manner and knowing where your other kids will be etc.” And though, yes that all sounds so picture perfect, I am well aware of the fact that because I have absolutely no peace to do it that way, if I were to take what appears to be the easy way out, it can turn out to be a disastrous situation. And so, I have had to tell many different doctors that have suggested this same thing to me (being that I have eight different docs) no thanks.

For I have chosen to trust God to do it in His timing and in His way, I have chosen the unknown, knowing that with God, all is known. I have chosen to believe and receive that I shall still have a peaceful trip to the hospital and things shall be in order, because the God I serve is a God of order. And so, though no, my decision may not be the most comforting at this time due to feeling like I am so ready to deliverer and be a silly one to the doctors still, I know that in the long run it’ll be more than well worth it. Because Lord knows, I want my blessing in the exact way it was intended to be given and I do not want any unnecessary drama as a result to me allowing man, or my flesh to do what they or I think will help God out.

James 1:2-4 reads: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

And James 2:12 tells us: Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

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