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

waiting on the promise clock

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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Waiting on the Promise Part 1

waiting on the promise clock

I tell you while waiting on the promises of God it definitely may not always be easy however; I have found that there truly is strength and joy found in His presence to continue to wait. Psalm 16:11 reads:
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

For currently, I am awaiting the arrival of my third child and because I thought he would be here long before now it has caused me to kind of go into a just floating mode. Which I must say, was not a good place for me to be in because in being in that place fear began to creep in, the feelings of frustration came, discomfort, lack of joy, and I began to look closely at the things I could not do during this time opposed to the things I could do. And to be quite honest a spirit of complaint tried to take over me. But God! I thank the Lord that because of His love and me being well familiar with His powerful tools of victory, once I used them I was able to overcome victoriously.

Some of the tools I used were the weapon of prayer, praise, reflecting over God’s faithfulness in my life etc. and in doing so praise ye the Lord that I came back to my spiritual senses to know that God is always right on time.  2 Corinthians 10:3-5 tellsus: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

With everything God is always working all things according to His will whether I see Him do so or not. For I must know that His word is true. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Thus, while I wait I can either choose to do so in the flesh and allow the things of the world to cloud my mind and produce the results of flesh or I can either to choose to trust God, His word, and faithfulness in my life while keeping my mind stayed upon the things of the Spirit which produce life and peace. Galatians 6:8 tells us: For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Thus, my choice is to stay high in His spirit and see the signs, miracles, and wonders that only the Lord can produce and it’s my prayer you as well, will make the same decision.

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Answering the Higher Call (Base Site)

On this Set Apart journey with the Lord, one thing you’ll come to notice, is how you will begin to see a drastic change within you and with many of the things that are around you by the Lord’s leading.

But that’s only if you’re #1 drawing closer and closer to the Lord a #2 are being obedient to do whatever it is, He instructs you to do. And when this happens many of times, due to us not really having a full understanding of what’s taking place, we begin to question the Lord, by asking Him, “What in the world is going on?” Yes, due to the fact, of how again, everything within and around us, is beginning to change.

Recently, the Lord began to minister to me in a vast way, about these changes I’m referring to and the actual vital need for them. The Lord likened it to the military from the perspective of how, there are many people who’ve made the confession with their mouths of how they believe in Jesus (i.e. having enlisted) however, with their actions, they’re still doing their own thing while, heavily resisting the changes that must take place in order to be a true son or daughter (i.e. solider) of the Lord God Almighty.

To further explain, though many have said yes, with their mouth still, there’s great resistance. For too many to count, are not yielding to the new everything 2 Corinthians 5:17 talks about. For it reads: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.

This new does come along with, being in the Kingdom of God. Yet, many do not want to be taken out of their world, their familiar zone, their comfort to their flesh being (the civilian world) as the military calls it, to be trained, equipped and learn more about their commitment.  It’s true, many are not willing submit and be taken away from… in order, to go into the secret place of God, and be trained and equipped by His word, with His generals within in His body. Many cannot fathom the thought of having to disconnect from family, friends, their local environment, hang out spots, jobs, career paths, their, their, their etc. For just the thought alone, of how they will not be able to be in control of their own lives on this journey is something many, simply cannot agree with.

See, truth is, when your on military base many of the once conveniences of the civilian life (i.e. the world) are either no longer, or are at the least, a true minimum. For the reason being, when you’re on base no, you cannot do just whatever you want to do. Soldiers have to be focused and committed. Why? Because their very lives depend upon their focus and if, they choose to goof off, though there may not be any immediate evident signs of their consequences of not being serious, trust me, when the winds blow you then, will be able to see, just what type of true foundation they had. Yes, once they’re out on the battlefield it will show!

And what the Lord revealed to me was that; many within the Body of Christ have not yet even been through basic training. It’s as though, again yes, they made the commitment to God (i.e. the military) with their mouth, but yet, have not committed with their actions when James 2:20 clearly tells us that faith without works is dead.

Yet, as a Prophet of God, I must warn you by saying: When you accept Jesus as your savior that’s like you having simply signed your name on the dotted line to say, how you want to accept His free gift and commit your life, but that’s done with merely your mouth. However, it’s not until you add the works with that faith (being your trust and heart) that  your commitment is truly authentic. Yes, it’s not until you make Him Lord over your life opposed to just savior, for they both go hand and hand. Thus, the reason, we see a massive amount of people in our congregations on the wide path which is, leading them straight to destruction.  Indeed, this is the cause.

Many within the Body of Christ, even now, are kicking and screaming like a little child saying, “I’ don’t want to do this and I don’t want to do that” ones who are constantly resisting the discipline, instruction, sacrificing, pain to NOT giving into our fleshly desires etc.

Yet, as a Prophet of God who’s been given the specific assignment of preparing a people for the Lord’s return I have to say this, in God’s Kingdom there IS great discipline, sacrificing, the giving up of many of things. There is a change in location, change in materials that we use to fill our ears and eye gate with, there is a commander, there are sergeants, and in truth, when you say yes, to Jesus your life IS supposed to no longer be your own, but instead, it is to be turned over to THE ONE who paid the high price for your life.

2 Corinthians 5:15 tells us: and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

In the military, they encourage people to enlist, so they can be all that they can be. However, the Lord, through me, is imploring you to submit in a greater way, to THE ONE and only, who holds all of heaven and earth in the palm of His hand, that you can be ALL God has originally created you to be. Which, by the way, is so MUCH more, than what man could ever offer.

In closing, I’d like to share a few scriptures for you to reflect on being:

Matthew 10:38 which reads: And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

2 Timothy 2:4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

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The Secret Place!

The Secret Place

The secret place….do you know what that is?

Yes, the secret place!

Well, if not allow me tell you, it’s the place where God the Father dwells.

It’s the place where we have God the Father’s total attention.

Primarily, because it’s a place where we do have to push past our state of convenience in order to enter in.

It’s a place of sacrifice!

A place where we intentionally turn down this and that, to intentionally acknowledge and turn to Him.

Many people think, God is to be found in the public and in the great crowd, but truth is, God is to be found with the few, in the places that are private, known as the secret place and Matthew 7:13-14 confirms this.

Many folks think, this Christian walk is all about that in which they can produce and do out in the open.

When in fact, it’s really more about that which is accomplished in secret.

Yes, in our inner man in which, we give God access to transform us!

Opposed to the superficial outward manifestations in which, even demons know how to portray.

Matthew 7:21 was written and proclaimed to expose the deception and make it unmistakably known that there’s been, there currently is, and will continue to be a vast number of those who’ve called upon His name, done great works in His name, and fooled many yes, but not Him.

Because at the appointed time, they will only be caught in their own net in which, they’ve created for others to fall in.

Yes, at the Lords appointed time, the Lord will say, “Depart from me you workers of iniquity I never knew you.” End of conversation.

This is sad to say, but the secret place, is only known and accessed by a very few, in comparison to the body at large and that’s a tragedy, because the secret place is such a true authentic place of complete unity between the Father and we, His children. It’s a place of great intimacy, great revelation, great refreshing, great strength, strategy, joy, love, and awe-ness etc.

A place where once you’re in… you never want to leave, because you know, this place is without doubt, a supernatural place, a place of complete access indeed.

Thank you father for those reading this right now, and in their spirit there is great joy, their baby inside of them is leaping and they know exactly what I’m talking about as it pertains to the secret place. Father I pray for us all, that our desire to be in this place is never extinguished. Help us continue to push, press, and arise that we may be a consistent dweller of being and living in the secret place.

Father I also pray, for those who have absolutely no clue to what I’m referring to; when I speak about this place being, the secret place. Although, in their inner man they desire to know more about it. Thank you Father they can rest assure in this being, that you will grant them access also, as they set out to do what you’ve instructed them to do in your word which is, to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness Matthew 6:33,  to draw nigh unto you James 4:8 , to search you out with all of their hearts and souls Deuteronomy 4:29,  to seek, ask, and knock Matthew 7:7, to come to you Jeremiah 33:3 and to delight themselves also in you Psalm 37:4  and you will be faithful  unto your word to allow them to receive the all things added unto them the rest of Matthew 6:33, to allow them to see you draw nigh unto them the rest of James 4:8, you to be found by them in their search  the rest of Deuteronomy 4:29,  them to receive the desires of their heart the rest of Psalm 37:4, to receive answers to their prayers and be able to see great and mighty things which they did not know the rest of Jeremiah 33:3 and see and receive their rewards which you will give them openly as a result of them being in that private secret place with you in honor, in praise, in sacrifice, in obedience, in faith, in love, point blank in submission to you Matthew 6.

Thank you Father for your promise which tells us in Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

Scribed by Sepia Gladden

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Please Oh Please, Let’s NOT play church!

Yes! Please Oh please, let’s not play church!

However, let’s DO embrace intimacy with the Father, because playing church only leaves us on the outside looking in, giving us the impression, God is not as real as He and others have said He is, due to our sin preventing us from personally seeing Him be manifested.

Playing church keeps you on the surface. Whereas, for those who truly embrace Him get what you call “All Access.

Playing church only makes the ones who play it, look like a deranged individual because their accuser sits and laughs saying, “This person is self- inflicted, doing my job therefore, I can move on to those who are truly devoted.”

Playing church is in fact, a waste of time for all who are involved. For the reason being, all you can gain from it is deception, a delusion, that which is, not real.

Therefore, instead of receiving the eternal you only receive mass confusion.

That’s why personally; I feel if we’re really going to roll with God and His word, we need to seriously merge, unite, and let ourselves be totally engrafted into Him.

This way, what He desires for us to receive, while here on this earth, we may lay hold of and see His intended profit, His intended worth.

Word of warning: Please refuse to allow yourself to get caught up with the majority within the church, being those, who are on the wide path. For this path is only leading them straight to destruction. However, DO embrace the narrow path, being the path that the few and minority are traveling. Because truth be told, they’re the ones who are laying hold of not only that which guarantees them eternity after leaving earth, but they have eternity placed within their hearts here and now, already.

Therefore, yes let’s do steer far away from looking to the left and right, using other people’s sin as a way to excuse what we may feel is nothing in comparison. But on the contrary, let’s do keep our eyes focused solely on Jesus imitating Him. He who was, is, and is to come.

Yes, let His perseverance, His submission even to the point of dying on the cross, dying to His flesh be our encouragement when things get tight.

Yet, let’s also keep in the forefront of our minds how, not only did He suffer, but He as well, did indeed rise with ALL power, with ALL might and received ALL the glory!

Know assuredly that God is faithful.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us: for He who comes to God must believe that He is and know that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.

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