Friday, May 27, 2016
“The 5 Golden Bridges Vision – 05-16-16” and Podcast
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I saw people walking over golden bridges. There were 5 golden bridges, and they had spaces of land between each one. Each bridge was different in design but all were made of gold. The distance between each bridge was different but I knew it had to do with the design and purpose of each bridge. There were the most people on the first 2 bridges, and many people on the next 2 bridges, with only a handful on the 5th bridge.
The 5 bridges were:
Acts 3:19 So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;
Luke 19:44 And they will dash you down to the ground, you [Jerusalem] and your children within you; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, [all] because you did not come progressively to recognize and know and understand [from observation and experience] the time of your visitation [that is, when God was visiting you, the time in which God showed Himself gracious toward you and offered you salvation through Christ].
Psalms 85:4 Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease [forever]. 5 Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger [and disfavor] and spread it out to all generations? 6 Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, and grant us Your salvation.
Psalms 63:1 O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. 2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory. 3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
Psalms 85:9 Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, [and is ready to be appropriated] that [the manifest presence of God,] His glory may tabernacle and abide in our land.
Psalms 114:2 Judah became [God’s] sanctuary (the Holy Place of His habitation), and Israel His dominion.
Psalms 107:4 Some wandered in the wilderness in a solitary desert track; they found no city for habitation. 35 He turns a wilderness into a pool of water and a dry ground into water springs; 36 And there He makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation, 37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards which yield fruits of increase.
Exodus 15:13 “You in Your lovingkindness and goodness have led the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them with care to Your holy habitation.
Psalm 26:8 O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.
The 5 Bridges represent the Season that we are all in. We are in a Season of Great Grace to transition and to move into the fullness that the Lord has determined for us to arrive at.
Each bridge is kind of like links in a chain, or like cars in a train, but there is a transition phase between each bridge. The danger is that many will think that they have arrived at their destination and will not move on further into what the Lord has.
When the biggest group of people crossed the 1st and 2nd bridges and many decided to stay in the land between the next bridge. They were lulled into thinking that the new revelations and freedom they experienced here was the place they wanted to remain in. So most did not continue to move on to the next bridge.
I knew by watching them that there is still more to cross over into, for each bridge also goes higher. With each bridge that is climbed they will ascend higher on into the revelations and encounters with the Lord that are released within the space of land they stepped into. I also knew that they can't stop at any of these levels of revelation, we must continue to grow and mature through each stage of Ascension into full maturation.
Those I saw who continued on to the 3rd and 4th bridges were being transformed as they went, and many were so amazed at their new transformations that they were satisfied with the breakthroughs that had occurred that they stayed there to enjoy the new freedom they found in the Glory and the spiritual expansion that they had received. I knew that they should move on, but only a handful wanted to.
I saw some of the people urge the people to keep going, but they would not. So the handful of people left and they walked on across the 5th golden bridge, and they stepped onto the land that opened up before them. The Lord was standing there ready to greet those who had arrived. He embraced each one, and said, "Well done! Enter into the Rest of the Son!"
The current experiences and encounters that we are all having in the plan of the Lord for this Season is not the final destination. We are all moving from Refreshing to Visitation, to Revival, to the Glory, and on into full Habitation, which is abiding in His Permanent Rest.
There are many delights and glorious encounters that we will have in each phase of transformation, but we must keep allowing the Lord to bring us fully into Him. We can't stop at any level and think we have fully arrived. The Lord has a great burden for all of His people to fully enter into His Rest, into Him.
We are to be His Habitation in which He will dwell, and in which we will dwell within Him! Union must occur so we can fully release the fullness of the revelation of the measure of the stature of Christ in the earth.
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it. 2 For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe). 3 For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.
1 John 3:2 ·Dear friends, Beloved, now we are children of God, and ·we have not yet been shown it has not yet been revealed what we will be in the future. But we know that when ·Christ comes again, he/it is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he really is. – EXB
Psalms 132:4 I will not permit my eyes to sleep or my eyelids to slumber, 5 Until I have found a place for the Lord, a habitation for the Mighty One of Jacob.
We cannot be satisfied with where we are, or even with experiencing His Glory, we must become "as He is"........ He is the final destination!
- Susan O'Marra
Thursday, May 12, 2016
“My Walking "IN" Christ Experience”- 04-27-16
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While meditating in the Lord’s Presence at the church early this morning, I saw a vision of the Lord and me. He was walking ahead of me on a path and I was following. He was speaking to me as He walked. I was listening as I followed. Then all kinds of things began to come onto the path and try to crowd around me, trying to cause me to break my focus upon following Him. I pushed harder through it all and I began throwing them out of my way as they got near me, and I sped up to where I could reach out and touch His robe. I then grabbed the robe and pulled myself towards Him in order to get real close to Him. He just continued to walk and talk as though nothing was happening and he never broke His stride. I continued to pull on His robe, walking as close to Him as I could, then I was propelled right inside of Him and I found that I was walking within Him as He walked.
He continued to walk as though nothing had transpired, and I was stepping in the same steps that He took. It was a really neat experience to flow inside His Body with Him. He then laughed at my thoughts and then said to me, “This is how I want all of My Children to walk with Me, Sue. You have full access to Me, but you also can dwell with Me. You are to walk “IN” Me. When you can live, and move, and have your being “IN” Me, then you have learned to become one “with” Me. This is the position in Me that your generation must learn to dwell in. For in this union nothing can harm you, hinder you, nor cause you to fail, because you are doing it all in and through Me. As I am in the Father and He is in Me, so are you also in the Father, and Me. We are One.”
“All that is the Fathers belongs also to Me, and to you. You have everything that I have. You lack nothing on this earth, or in heaven. All has been made available unto you. You are each to learn to access that which belongs to you, and you will learn this as you learn to walk within Me. There are realms within Me that you must learn to access, and to live within, and you will also learn to work with others here also. When I walked through the earth, I was not subject to the natural laws, because I walked within My Father who is eternal. This is why I could walk through angry crowds, walk through doors and walls, walk on water, and also do the supernatural works that I did.” I told them then, “When you see Me, you see the Father. This truth they did not understand. But you are to fully understand, and you must become it in your day.”
“These are the things that I have written for your lives. You will do the works that I did and even more. You shall reveal My Father and I to the world, and you shall bring in My harvest. There is much to be done. You shall begin to move into the higher eternal realms more consistently. You already tap into Me here and there, but you will all now move steadily and deeper into the full knowledge of Me, and you shall bring forth those things that I have reserved for your day, into the earth. I will cause you to flow in the Law of the Spirit of Life, which supersedes the natural laws in the earth. The atmosphere of Heaven already flows within you, but it will now begin to manifest even more through you, as you all mature. These are the days that I have longed for, when My Children would walk in Me, and live in Me, and would move across the earth manifesting My Glory.” - The vision ended.
Acts 17:27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us. 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
Romans 8:1 Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.
Zechariah 3:6 And the Angel of the Lord [solemnly and earnestly] protested and affirmed to Joshua, saying, 7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here.
- Susan O’Marra
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Vision of Jesus and the Basket of Eggs - 05-10-16
I saw the Lord come smiling with a basket in his arms. The basket was full of small colorful eggs. I looked at the basket of eggs, and wondered what the eggs were for. I looked at the eggs, and they were about the size of a duck egg. The Lord then shook His head, and said, “No. They are not duck eggs, these are eagle eggs.” I thought, “Eagle eggs?” The Lord then grinned broadly and handed the basket out towards me to take it. I reached out to take the basket, and the Lord kept His hands on it too.
He nodded, and said, “These are eagles that are about to be hatched, and they must be tended to. They cannot be left to themselves, but must be nurtured and protected as they grow. I am entrusting them to your care, and they shall begin to walk with you everywhere. Each one has special gifts and qualities that I have put within them, but they must be nurtured so those qualities and gifts can be brought to maturity quickly and completely. You must teach them to trust in Me, and to trust Me within the Body.”
“Many of My prophets have been misused, and have been abandoned and controlled by leaders and by the Body of Christ. Because of this, they have not developed properly, and have not come to full maturity. The revelatory things that I have placed within My prophets have not been fully received or embraced by this generation, and this needs to change. It is time for My leaders and My body to receive the gifts that I have laid within them, for this will bring the Church to full maturity in your generation.”
“The many colors that you see are the varied degrees of gifting and revelation of Me that I have deposited within them. Without My multifaceted revelation, the Church will not fully develop, because I am the life and vision of the Body. When the church rejects the prophets it will be deficient in council, spiritually weak, and unstable. I am here to rebuild My Body. I am here to strengthen them, and to impart vision into this generation. Without vision, My church is barren and fearful, and without vision My people lose hope and they are not grounded in faith. It is time to believe again.”
“I am releasing fresh vision, and strategic wisdom through My prophets in this hour, and as they are properly cared for and embraced, you will glean all of My truths that I have placed within them that you will need in this generation. No longer shall your generation prefer one prophet over another, thinking that one is better than another, or is more gifted than the other. But you will learn to receive them as you would receive Me, and when you do, you will receive all of Me that I have for you. I will release the deep wells that flow within them, and they shall release hope and peace to this generation.”
Then the Lord let go of the basket, and He stood back. He smiled at me and pointed towards me to turn around. So I turned around, and there were multitudes of people behind me. They were all standing in groups as far as the eye could see. They were all waiting and were watching the Lord and me. The Lord said, “Go and give some of the eggs to each group.”
So I turned and walked towards a group nearest to me, and they all reached out their hands, and I placed some eggs in the people hands.
I went to the next group and did the same thing. I did this over and over. I looked down into my basket, and there were still the same amount of eggs. The basket would multiply every time I gave some eggs to the various groups. I then began to go to the other groups and gave each group some eggs. They received them carefully and gladly.
Some groups began to shout when they received their eggs, and they all began to run.
Some groups began to cry and then they began to change before my eyes.
Some groups began to laugh and to break out and dance.
Then, I came to a group and they received some eggs and then suddenly I saw them all catch fire and shoot straight up into the sky. They disappeared from my view, and I wondered where they went.
The Lord came up to me then and said, “I want you to understand what these things mean. The group that you just saw fly upwards are those who received the prophets, and mentored them, and they also learned from them, and because of this it released them to all ascend into the higher realms that I have for them to walk in.”
“The groups that you saw that shouted when they received their eggs were the ones who recognized the truths that I had placed within My prophets, because of this they began to walk in wisdom, great liberty, and overcame the enemy and triumphed with My zeal.”
“The groups that you saw crying and changing as you watched them, are the ones who were brought into deep levels of freedom, healing, and complete restoration, through embracing Me within My prophets. They shall restore much wholeness to My Body in the years ahead.”
“The ones that laughed and danced were the ones that will fight in the great battles ahead, because they received My prophets, they have been strengthened in their various positions, and have developed strategy, and have great courage.”
“These are the Days of My Eagles, My Lions, and My Doves. I am showing you revelations of those I am releasing at this time, so My Body can grow up quickly and be grounded in Stability and Peace. As each part of My Body is built up and then matured, then all of the things that I have for your generation to accomplish can be activated, and entrusted to her. Unless My Body begins to receive every part of My Body, she will not be ready for the years ahead of her. It is time for the acceptance and the installation of all of the parts of My Body. Tend to My Prophets, and you all shall do well, and you shall prosper in the things that you all shall do, they are My gifts to you.”
2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper.
Then the vision was gone.
- Susan O’Marra
The Kingly and Priestly Robes Are Descending - 05-09-16
Vision that I had yesterday in the service.......those who have been made ready are receiving the new garments for their specific office and function. A fresh consecration and purification is happening right now for your next commission. Not only are you in a new door, on a new floor, but you are also going to function in your various duties as you allow the robing and the Lord's establishing phase to fully unroll. Patience in the process is mandatory. You are being made ready and complete, so you can take your new seat!
As Pat was talking in the pulpit, I saw a garment- like a robe- descend in the air. It was made of a purple cloth, and it had golden braided edges all around the neck area, and the wrist area. Attached to the golden braided edges were golden tassels. Many golden tassels hung from the gold braids that lined the garment.
Then as I watched the garment, I saw it then change. It now changed into a golden garment, with purple braided edging on the neck and wrist, and purple tassels hung on them. The garment then glowed with a holy brilliance.
Then the garment went into the air, and it went to people I saw in the vision. It hovered over them and it changed back and forth between the two robes, and whatever garment the person was to receive went into them. Some people received the purple garment with gold braiding and tassels. Some of the people got the golden garment with purple braiding and purple tassels.
Purple robe: Kingly Garment
Mark 15:16-17 The soldiers led Him away into the palace that is, the Praetorium, and they called together the entire Roman battalion of 600 soldiers. They dressed Him up in a ranking Roman officer’s robe of purple, and after twisting together a crown of thorns, they placed it on Him;
Golden robe: Priestly Garment
Judges 8:27 Gideon made all the golden earrings into an ephod a sacred, high priest’s garment, and put it in his city of Ophrah, and all Israel worshiped it as an idol there, and it became a trap for Gideon and his household.
Revelation 1:12-13 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And after turning I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the midst of the lampstands I saw someone like the Son of Man, dressed in a robe reaching to His feet, and with a golden sash wrapped around His chest.
The making of the Kings and Priests: (The Joseph's and the Daniel's)
Revelation 1:5-6 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who always loves us and who has once for all freed us or washed us from our sins by His own blood His sacrificial death— and formed us into a kingdom as His subjects, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 5:10 “You have made them to be a kingdom of royal subjects and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth.”
Zechariah 3:3-7 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy nauseatingly vile garments and was standing before the Angel of the Lord. He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And He said to Joshua, “See, I have caused your wickedness to be taken away from you, and I will clothe and beautify you with rich robes of forgiveness.” And I Zechariah said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with rich garments. And the Angel of the Lord stood by. And the Angel of the Lord solemnly and earnestly admonished Joshua, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways that is, remain faithful and perform My service, then you will also govern My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you free access to My presence among these who are standing here.
New Garments also give us access to the new levels to walk in and to function within.
- Susan G O'Marra
Thursday, May 5, 2016
“I Long That My Church Would Let Me Have My Way”
Prophecy that came during the Wednesday Prayer Watch – 04-04-16
“Lord, there were many cities where you could do nothing because of unbelief. But here, we believe. We absolutely believe. So Lord, you can do whatever you want. Whatever you want Lord - have your way! You are coming in stronger waves in this region Lord, and we say, have your way! Whatever you want!”
The Lord then responds:
“I long to hear those words. I long to hear those words. My heart desires that My people would allow Me to do what I want. To say what I want to say, and to be who I am. I long that My Children would let go and be free, to be with Me, and to know Me, and to walk with Me, and to learn of Me. I long for those things! I long that My church would let go, and let Me flow. To let Me heal and touch My people. I long for these things, that My church would agree with Me! I long that My church would allow Me to be the Head of the Church again.”
“I am coming, because you have cried out unto Me, and because you have allowed Me to be who I am, and My burden is for My House to be made ready. For My House to be pure and clean, and to be like Me. And I desire that you carry My burdens with Me. I desire that you pray for My House, that you pray for My children, and that you pray for the lost. For how can they be reached unless My church reaches out to them? How can I send one, if one wont obey Me? How can I send one to speak the Word, if they only do what they want, and if they only say what they want to say?”
“There are things that I want to say, that many will not let Me say in this hour, but with you, I find freedom and liberty, and I find love. I am pleased with your hearts, that you allow Me to be who I am in your midst. That you allow Me to lead you and to feed you. That you allow Me to grow you and to mature you. That you allow Me to deal with you, and that you allow Me to build you. You are My delight, and you are right in My sight. Just as I said to Peter, I say to you, On this Rock I will build My Church, for I have planted you upon My Rock, upon Me, because you and I agree!”
“You have begun to fully surrender to Me, and because of that I can plant you deeply in Me, and I can establish you in greater degrees, and I can reveal Myself to you, for I am the God that sees! So don’t struggle in your pursuit of Me. Don’t struggle in your pursuit to be healed. Don’t struggle with Me! Let go, for I am here to flow! I am here so you will know. You are My children that will come and go across this earth, I will send you. Do not struggle to be sent. Do not struggle, but yield to My will, and to My purpose, and My timing for you.”
“I hear your prayers. I hear your cries. I see the pain and the struggles. I see the battles, but don’t you know that I am in you? I am for you, and I am with you, and I am using these things to make you a mighty army. A mighty company. A mighty house for Me. I say to you Children, be free! Be free in Me! Be free with Me, and be free for Me! Don’t labor to produce who I am. Release who I am, for I live within you, and I live among you here, and I go wherever you go.”
“But I say, watch and see, because I am going to come stronger and stronger, and stronger. I want you to continue to yield to Me longer, and longer, and longer, because My Fire is coming. My Winds are coming. My Quakes are coming. I am going to shake every man. I am going to shake every land. But in My House of Prayer, you all will stand. You will stand in peace. You will stand in release. You will stand in Me securely. You will not fear. You will not doubt. If you let Me have My way, you will break out!”
“You are My House of Prayer, and I am pleased that you invited Me, that you allow Me to be your Head. I have desired this for many generations. I have prayed for your generation, that she would allow Me to be her head again, for you shall be a sign in the earth. You are the design of the new birth. You are My Body, and I shall pour you out unto all men. I shall use you to fish for men.”
“I shall use you to heal, and deliver, and save, and bless men, because that is My desire, that multitudes would come and inquire. I will send them to you. They will be coming to you day by day. Do not turn them away, but bring them in, for you will train them to fish for men. You will set them on the watches and they will pray with Me, because I am building My Army. I am building Harvesters. I am building My House of Prayer. I am building everywhere. Be at peace, and let Me have My way.”
- Susan O’Marra - 05-04-16
Monday, May 2, 2016
“The Vision of the Hall of Faith – 05-02-16”
I was engaging with the Lord as I rested and suddenly the Lord said, “Come with Me.” He extended His hand and I took His into mine. Instantly I was whisked upright and He turned and suddenly we were moving rapidly through many archways. It seemed as if it was a long continuous archway because it took so long to go through it, but I knew that we were passing through many so fast, that it seemed like they were all blended into one. We got through the final archway and we abruptly stopped. We were at the end of everything. I was shocked and we both stood looking at open space. The archways had ended, and there was nothing else beyond them. I asked the Lord, “Where are we?” He smiled and said, “What do you see?” I said to the Lord, “I don’t see anything but the heavens.” He said amusedly, “Sue, just because you don’t see anything around you, doesn’t mean its not there. It takes faith to see. Look again in faith with Me.”
I turned from looking at the Lord and looked back into space, and sure enough, I could see that the hallway had indeed ended, but before us was a lush green garden. It was full of sunshine, all kinds of aromatic trees, flowers, and green grass was growing everywhere. The atmosphere was thick with the fragrance of the flowers, and I saw little butterflies flitting from plant to plant. The Lord said, “Go and explore Sue, there is so much more than this. Faith is the door to so much more.” I walked out into the field of grass and trees, and I knelt down, then laid down on my belly to feel the grass and to smell its fragrance. I buried my face in the thick grass and breathed deeply. I don’t know how long I did that, but when I lifted up my head, I saw that some things had changed here.
I looked around in surprise, as part of the park had changed. I saw a new path ahead of me that was not there before. I got up slowly and walked over to the path, and thought I might as well explore. I had only taken a few steps, when a young blond haired boy ran by me excitedly. I called out to him as he ran by, and I said, “Where are you going?” He yelled back to me, “To the Hall of Faith! Its almost time!” I thought to myself, almost time? What is about to happen? I couldn’t resist my curiosity now, so I took off after the boy, walking as fast as I could down the path. It didn’t take long to reach the Hall. It was a very large building with huge white pillars in front. The steps leading up to the many entrances were all rounded and were being climbed up by crowds of people. It seemed that many were gathering for an event that was about to start. I could hear several people excitedly talking among themselves as I approached. One man came up to me and said, “Welcome Sue. Welcome to the Hall of Faith. The program is about to begin, please do come in.” With that he turned around and pointed towards the doors.
I walked towards several doors that were open and each door was made of beautiful wood with deep etchings carved in them. The door in front of me had beautiful carved trees etched in it. I stepped through the door and I was taken aback. The room was massive and there were several thousands of people there already. The room was abuzz with excitement. There were seats arranged arena style, and they were covered with looked something like red velvet. They were plush and thick, and you sank right into them when you sat down. I found that I was sitting by an angel, and he smiled and nodded back to me. There were angels and saints in attendance in the Hall. I asked the angel, “Why is this place called the Hall of Faith?” The angel smiled at me and said, “All who live here Sue, have came because they had faith. Without faith you cannot believe, and unless you believe you cannot enter here. This is where we all celebrate those who had faith on the earth. We get to share in the acts of faith that you each displayed while you lived upon the earth. Look, it’s about to begin!” I turned to where the angel pointed, and I saw a big angel come onto the stage from behind a big curtain. When he stepped out, everyone in the room cheered excitedly. The angel smiled broadly and he patiently waited till the room quieted down, and then he took out a big golden book and laid it on the podium that was in front of him. You could have heard a pin drop then!
The angel then opened the book and he began to read. He called out a man’s name. When the name was spoken, I saw a man in the audience come forwards to the stage. The angel beckoned him to stand by him. So the man came forward and stood by the podium. The golden book then lit up with brilliant light, and out from the book came forth what looked to me like a living scene from the man’s life. It was like a hologram, and everyone in the room could see it clearly now matter where they were seated. The angel read from the book, and the scene played out of his life. The scene we all watched was about a time in his life that he exercised great faith in a traumatic trial. You could see everything that he went through, and then you could see the moment he believed, and the victory that he gained through his faith, and the manner in which the Lord redeemed his trial. As we watched the events, you could feel the emotions of the angels and the saints. It was electric! There was so much excitement as I watched that I was sitting on the edge of my seat. As the angel then finished reading the account from the book, the crowds all stood and they cheered and celebrated the man’s acts of faith. The man stood there and laughed and cried with them. The Lord then appeared next to the man, and held him lovingly. The crowds cheered more. It was a fantastic celebration of life. The angels began to fly throughout the air and were bobbing in and out among the people creating swirling colors in the air with their wings. The crowds cheered more, and many more people began to go and to embrace the man and speak loving words to him. I understood by this that Faith was very respected in heaven.
I looked to see where the Lord was, and I saw that He was not by the man anymore. I looked around disappointedly. I turned to go, and there the Lord was, waiting for me by the exit door. He stood there leaning on the door very relaxed with a big grin on his face. He was enjoying watching me look for Him. I smiled back at Him as I walked over to Him and said, “Lord this place is amazing. I loved the way you presented his life, and seeing the times that he had faith. It is also amazing the way everyone here celebrates his faith. I see that Faith is very respected here. I wish we celebrated like that on earth.” Jesus looked at me for a minute and spoke thoughtfully, “So do I. It is time for you all to learn to exercise faith more. Every time you choose to believe in Me, it is written in the book of the deeds of your life. I record all of the things that happen in your life and the times you overcame them through faith in Me. The saints here love to see your journey, because they also ran their journeys so that you could run yours. When you step out in your faith and overcome, they also overcome, for they made the way for you to. Every saint that you see here developed faith just as you on earth learn to. They also understand the hardships and the suffering that it takes to grow in faith. They have a vested interest in you. Here in heaven, they celebrate in the rewards that you receive. Every generation celebrates the next, until all things are finally restored. You must learn to celebrate with each other on the earth, and to encourage each other on your journeys. It takes courage to believe and to overcome. It also takes faith to enter in to your rewards. Many on earth struggle to believe. You must believe that I will reward you who fully seek Me. I will receive all who will have faith in Me. Strengthen your brethren Sue. Take no anxious thought for tomorrow, but believe in Me today. Faith will bring you through, and I will always be with you!”
Then Jesus was gone, and I was back in my room.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. 2 For by [faith—trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.
Hebrews 1:6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Hebrews 11:13 These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth.
Hebrews 11:39 And all of these, though they won divine approval by [means of] their faith, did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised, 40 Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].
Colossians 1:4 For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones),
Jude 1:3 Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you in regard to our common salvation. [But] I found it necessary and was impelled to write you and urgently appeal to and exhort [you] to contend for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints [the faith which is that sum of Christian belief which was delivered verbally to the holy people of God].
Revelations 14:12 Here [comes in a call for] the steadfastness of the saints [the patience, the endurance of the people of God], those who [habitually] keep God’s commandments and [their] faith in Jesus.
- Susan O’Marra