Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Heavenly Sand Castle Experience - 01-31-17
“The Heavenly Sand Castle Experience – 01-31-17”
In the vision, I am walking the beach in heaven. I stop and sit by the shore and watch the waves of the water come in. I come here often, and love this special place of rest. I wiggle my toes in the sand and it sparkles with light. Each grain of sand on this beach is miniature crystal and every crystal shines with the light of heaven. The grains slide between my toes easily and I smile. I reach down and scoop some sand in my hands and watch as the tiny grains slide shimmering through with ease. I was so engrossed in my delight with the beach that I did not see the Lord walk up to me.
He waited till I saw him and He laughed at my surprise. He bent down and joined me where I sat before I could even respond or get up. His eyes were twinkling and he was grinning like he had a well-kept secret. I looked at him, and he said, “Lets build something.”
Quickly Jesus began to scoop up the sand like a small child would and he began to shape it into squares. I joined him and tried to scoop it up with my hands but it only ran loosely through my hands, after a few attempts. I gave up and watched him build instead. He became engrossed at what he was building and his smile changed to earnest concentration as he worked. He made many squares and then he began to stack them and I realized he was building a sand castle.
The tiny crystals that made up the sand were shining so brilliantly as he worked with them. When he stacked them and made up the walls, you could see the light shine through the sections that he made and the light danced. I was fascinated watching the spectrums of light that played with every angle of sand that was laid. The Lord left open areas for windows and he even made ledges and balconies and carved shapes into the walls with his fingers. He was a master builder!
I smiled as I thought that, because he is the Master Builder! He is the Architect of everything! The Lord then noticed that I wasn’t building along with him. I said, “the sand wont cling together for me.” He took my hands and placed them with his, and together we began to shape the sand. I could feel the sand literally respond to his touch under my hands, and the sand came together and became sections obediently. This living sand responded to him as we built. It was exhilarating to feel the flow and I understood the unity then between creation and creator.What a revelation! My heart sung and I almost shouted!
The Lord laughed at me, knowing my thoughts. He said, “Of course! Creation responds to Me, and also flows because of Me. I am the Life of all things. You feel the Harmony of Life. Everything I have ever created came forth from Me, and responds to Me, except for one.” I nodded, “Man. Except for us. We have left you and do not all respond to you.” Jesus said, “Yes. I created man with My Father, and we desire that men would know us and would respond to us as we respond to each other. So, we gave you the capability to do so, so that you could know the joy of our union and have true completion.”
“What do you see here Susan?” Jesus said. I looked and the sand castle was complete, with windows, rooms, ledges, and balconies and even pointed turrets. But it was so clear and transparent that it shone like a million crystals in the light. It was breathtaking! It stood regally and yet humbly on the beach like a gentle beacon shining for all to see who passed by. I was in awe as I stood looking at it with the Lord. The Lord sat down then and He motioned for me to join Him. He was quiet for a minute, and then He began to speak.
“This is a picture of what I am coming to do. I am coming to re-build My House. My House is built within men. It is also built as My men come together as an assembly or group, then it is a corporate house. I also can inhabit cities and even entire nations as My Houses when they are fully committed to Me. Everything that you try to build without Me will not truly cleave together. The House is held together by Me. Men try to build what they think will serve Me, but it is not Me. These shall fail because what they build is not built on Me. Its time that My House stands shining in the earth. Everything I build is an extension of Me and is also a reflection of Me. Its time to build My People and My House on earth with Me, and let Me guide you in your decisions and in your administrations. Put your hands within Mine, its building time!”
With that Jesus stood up and offered me His hand, and I stood up and was out of the vision.
Psalms 127:1 Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
Exodus 25:8 Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. 9 And you shall make it according to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle or dwelling and the pattern of all the furniture of it.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building. 10 According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,
Hebrews 11:10 For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God.
Colossians 1:16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). 18 He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].
1 Peter 2:4 Come to Him [then, to that] Living Stone which men tried and threw away, but which is chosen [and] precious in God’s sight. 5 [Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen (honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall never be disappointed or put to shame.
- Susan O’Marra