Saturday, September 17, 2016
“The Garden of His Rest and the Heavenly Steamers Encounters – 09-17-16”
The Garden of His Rest:
In the vision, I saw myself walking up a flight of stairs. I eventually come to a great door. I put my hand on the door latch to open the door, and it opens in front of me. I see brilliant sunlight so bright that everything else in the place is dimmed because of it. As I peered through the sunlight, I perceived that I was in the midst of a great vast garden, but I could barely see it because of the intensity of the light there. I could see butterflies, birds, trees, and beautiful plants, but it was very dim and overshadowed by the light. I shielded my eyes with my arm, and I saw a pond nearby and I find my way to it and knelt down and pulled out my kerchief and dipped it into the water to wash my face. I felt that if I washed my face, then I might be able to see things much better. As I washed my face, I felt as though layers were coming off of my face, and I felt the light changing all around me. So I stood up and thought well, “I might as well wash everything too so that I can see very clear here.”
I reached my hands straight up into the air, and I said, “Father I abandon my soul to you, that you would purge me though and through, and make me brand new, so that I can draw nearer to you, and then I could join fully with you.” I then jumped into the pond, and I found that I was held suspended in this water, which was like living light. The living light went into my very cells and began to unlock them. I then felt my very soul unlocking. I felt the light entered into my soul, and all that made up who I was began to unfold inside me. I saw every thought, every motive, every emotion, every memory, and all of my human processes of reasoning were being washed and smoothed out. That’s the only way to explain it. I felt lighter and actually expanded within my being. There was such a peace, that I actually felt a part of the water. I began to feel myself as one with it, and then I knew that I was at rest.
The next thing that happened, I was standing on the shore again looking at the most vivid, luxurious garden that I have ever encountered yet, and the light everywhere was no longer overpowering and blinding to me, but everything was now in harmony and in union with Him within me. My soul had been purged, and now I could see and live in the truth of who He was, and also in who I am. Everywhere I looked was from within the place of His Rest, and I understood that everywhere I went this Rest flows out of me, so that others can also see His Rest.
Abandoning our soul unto God:
Acts 2:26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection]. 27 For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your Holy One know decay or see destruction [of the body after death]. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.
The Place of His Rest:
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. 10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious]!
The Heavenly Steamers:
In the vision, I am standing with others and I hear someone say, “Come lets go see the Steamers. I hear they are moving again. They haven’t been seen for hundreds of years. Now they have returned.” So instantly we are transported to another place and I see old steam ships kind of like the old riverboats of the past, but they are moving through the air now and they are propelled by the mist of the Glory of the Lord. They carry many peoples through the Glory into other lands, up into other realms, and into the higher dimensions of God. I said, “Lord, I want to ride on those Steamers.” Instantly I am standing upon the deck of one of the Steamers, and I am standing with my hands on the railing looking out towards the earth. All I see are the mists of the Lord churning all around us and also the stars of the sky. We were moving through the stars, through time, and on into the eternal realities of God.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Colossians 1:5 Because of the hope [of experiencing what is] laid up (reserved and waiting) for you in heaven. Of this [hope] you heard in the past in the message of the truth of the Gospel, 6 Which has come to you. Indeed, in the whole world [that Gospel] is bearing fruit and still is growing [by its own inherent power], even as it has done among yourselves ever since the day you first heard and came to know and understand the grace of God in truth. [You came to know the grace or undeserved favor of God in reality, deeply and clearly and thoroughly, becoming accurately and intimately acquainted with it.] 7 You so learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ in our stead and as our representative and yours. 8 Also he has informed us of your love in the [Holy] Spirit. 9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things—10 That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. 11 [We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, 12 Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.
The Mysteries of Hope:
People rooted in hope.
Homes anchored in hope.
Cities and entire Regions illuminated with hope.
Nations full of hope.
The power of hope lifts people higher up into the fuller knowledge of God and also into the Rest of God.
Psalms 43:5 KJV- Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Hebrews 6:18 AMP- This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us]. 19 [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,
Joel 3:16 KJV- The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
God is raising up ‘Cities and Regions of Hope’ that will not only anchor the people into Christ’s Rest, but will also propel them into obtaining their full inheritances that belong to them in this generation.
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
- Susan O’Marra