Love is The Golden Cord
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
I Love You
I Will Never Let You Go
This has been one of the worst AND one of the best Christmases ever. And for all I know, within God’s will it may also be our last Christmas. We just never know the time when he will put his hand out, and we see it, and take it.
With the “end of the world” out of the way for 2012 we can now put away the Mayan Calendar as hype and concentrate on the Bible. But I did want to tell you about the blessing I personally received this past week.
As tight as we are on money, God made it possible for my husband and I to go up and see our boys. The plan was to visit my boys, stay at my husband’s mother’s house, and visit everyone from there, bring Ed’s son back with us for the week he had off after Christmas, then fly him home in time for school and work to resume for him after New Years.
Ed’s mother split the one way airfare with us for his trip back. But all the driving and price of gas was what was worrying me. Then the week before we left for our trip, all the items I had up on the local want ads drew interest. Our garage had some open space and we had the funds we needed for our trip.
Every time the phone rang I was amazed, it was as if God were sending them our way. I did a lot of open prayer thanking (prayers uttered on the spur of the moment, in mid-task). We made arrangements for two different people to check on the house and feed our adopted kitties.
I got the last blog up the day before we left which was Saturday. In the order in which it happened:
- Arrived at Mom’s late Saturday night.
- My sons came up for dinner Sunday night
- Monday (Christmas Eve) I drove from W.V. to Maryland to visit my boys.
- Got snowed in at my son’s house and spent the night
- My oldest son made me dinner (so cute….)
- That day my husband also went to the E.R. with a major toothache
- Christmas day said goodbye to my boys, picked up Ed’s son
In Bel Air and drove back to Hagerstown for Christmas Dinner
- Christmas night I called my mom and learned her brother
Died (my uncle, whom I haven’t seen in about seven years.)
- Wednesday Ed’s mom took sick at a store with my husband
And was taken to the E.R. with pain down the left side.
- Ed’s sister took over and Wednesday into Thursday we waited
- Thursday, the day we had to leave, we learned of impending
Bypass surgery, were praying for alternatives
- Friday evening we finally left for Ed’s brother’s in N.C. We arrived
At 3:05 am Saturday.
- The next day we had a conference call with the cardiologist. Learned
mom was not a good candidate for angioplasty and would try
medication therapy first before an invasive triple bypass,
which for her would be risky.
- We left N.C. on 7pm Saturday and arrived home at 10:30 that evening
Not one planned thing happened on schedule, two people ended up in the emergency room (one of them admitted and she’s still there), two snow events pushed back other plans or eliminated them altogether and we thought we were going to lose mom. Her pain was so intense she was dry-heaving. We had never seen her like that, she has always been relatively healthy.
During all this time and praying for relief for my husband, his mother, the snow and safe traveling, and my mother and her pain (her mother, father, brother and sister are now gone), I felt a calm. I also felt a love for my husband’s mother that was deeper than I realized, and a closer bond with his sister, who is always the one who deals with my mother in law since she lives only ten minutes away.
Because of everything that went on, bonds to each other drew us all closer and not just with mom and sister, but Ed’s brother and his wife as well. We had excellent fellowship time with our children while up there and despite the most miserable of circumstances, something rather magical happened and we all saw a warmer side to each other.
This is Where the Healing Begins
During this visit, I also had a few dreams and the first one was rather exhilarating.
You May Now Apply Your 3-D Glasses
I was in a place where children were running through meadows. We were in this large meadow that was peppered with a few very large oak and maple trees with unbelievable canopy.
I felt like I was about eleven or twelve years old because that is where I felt my energy level was. I was running behind another girl close to my age. There was a carnival packing up and there was one lady underneath one of these huge oak trees who had a bag hanging on her arm. She whispered “pssst! Little girl! I have some left if you would like to try?” The woman pulled out an oversized pair of sun glasses, just like you would see hanging behind a vendor’s counter as a second or third prize in a game.
She held it out to the little girl in front of me and she took it. I said to the other girl, “I don’t know if we should . . .” and the girl took the oversized sun glasses and unfolded the sides. As soon as she did this her feet began to leave the ground as she walked.
The woman handed me a blue pair of frames. The girl in front of me had a red pair. I looked over at the woman and the woman said, “You will see things with these glasses that you have never seen before.”
I watched the girl in front of me float, but she pulled the glasses close to her face to put them on. Her feet leaving the ground scared her, so she folded the glasses back up and her feet were solidly on the ground again.
I looked at my glasses. I opened them up to put them on my face, but nothing happened. Suddenly, it was as if I knew what to do. I began running and held the open sun glasses out in front of me, stiff armed as I ran full tilt.
My feet left the ground and the glasses acted almost as a throttle of an airplane. I held tight to them and soared over the grass.
I aimed the glasses toward the sky and I climbed as the air rushed around me and through my hair. I was laughing and grinning as I twisted and flew first to the left, then banked to the right. I saw other children also in the air, flying with their oversized sun glasses. Screeches and squeals of delight filled the air.
“Watch this!” One little boy called out as he made a vertical circle in the air about forty feet off the ground.
I smiled as I did a flip in the air by pulling my glasses close to me, then out again so I would dive and quickly pull back up as I did a forward movement. I felt that I knew that the glasses had to be open and your feet moving in order for the act of flying to take place. Using your body to turn while moving the glasses out in front of you like a rudder helped you maneuver in the air.
Then I pushed the glasses out ahead of me as hard as I could and I sped through the air and up as high as I dared to go, made a hard, banking right and dove strait for the top of that oak tree.
As I plummeted at an angle, I was grinning from ear to ear. I could feel the force of the air pulling at my skin and I began to giggle like a child on a thrill ride. I came close to the tree and pulled the glasses hard against my chest and shoved my feet out in front of me as if I were physically putting on the brakes and as I envisioned, I came to a complete stop right in mid air. I could hear the distant gasps of awe from the other children both on the ground and in the air.
I began to slowly fold the ear pieces of the glasses to close them and as I did that I gently lowered back down to the ground. The act of “braking” while pulling the glasses close to me helped me to “land”.
When my feet touched the ground I had the distinct feeling that I had broken through something that had been holding me back. All my fear of any uncertainty was gone. No doubts existed at all in either my ability to fly or my skill in doing so. I felt as if something wonderful had just happened and that is when I awoke.
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I can’t tell you for sure what this dream meant, but I can tell you how I felt. I was free. I was free and uninhibited, there were no reservations or doubts or uncertainty about anything I did. There were no thoughts of inferiority or unworthiness. It was as if God put me back into the skin, mind and soul of a child who never suffered or heard a cross or discouraging word.
I told my husband and his mother the dream the morning I awoke from it. My husband responded (to his mother) “ . . . and she don’t even need drugs!” But her face told me something. It told me she saw something in my face as I exclaimed how much FUN it was to fly through the air without restraint, knowing that nothing was going to hurt you.
Thinking about it now, I cannot even tell you how exuberating it was and how energized I was when I awoke from that dream. Whatever was in that dream prepared me for the rest of the week.
What I pray this dream did mean, was that this was only part of what our spirits will experience in God’s kingdom. Not so much the flying (although that would really be a lot of fun!) but the feeling of complete freedom from everything that holds us back now.
Through those “3-D glasses”, I did see things I had never seen before . . . about myself and what we were meant to be, what our potentials were.
“We now prepare to take you to the next level
That is the feeling that dream gave me and in hindsight, was probably the prequel to the dream I had the next night. Perhaps in preparation for it?
A group of us are in a darkened, abandoned building that used to be a restaurant. There are two people sitting at a dusty old circular booth. There is dim light in various places of the restaurant.
A woman approaches the two sitting at the booth with two drinks. She is see-through and dressed in belly dancer type clothing. I see her but she does not see me. I feel I have to be careful to tell the two people sitting not to drink the elixir but I can’t get too close to the woman with the drinks or she will feel me there.
I fly over and lean close enough to the ears of the two people sitting and I whisper “do not drink the elixir. It is poison. She will severely weaken you.”
As she drew closer I pulled back quickly. It was weird, it felt like I was in a video game. I knew I had more power than her, but if she sensed me there, she might hurt the other two and they definitely did not have her power.
I pulled back and watched her as she approached the table. I did not feel any change in the hearts or minds of the two people sitting so I had to try again.
I flew in stealthily. I knew I was invisible to the woman unless she sensed me. If she sensed me, she would be able to see me, but sensing me was enough for her to lash out at the two people I was there to protect.
I hovered. Then I tried to crane my head down close enough to their ears again, but the woman was fast approaching.
“Don’t drink the elixir, it’s POISON!”
I pulled back but it was too late. She sensed me. I had to move!
Instead of trying to fade back I came barreling full steam toward her, and she saw me coming. Unfortunately the two people sitting would see me too and that was not supposed to happen. But I had to, in order to block her blows to them. This means I had to come THROUGH THEM, which sapped my strength.
As I did this I turned my head back to them, “Get out!” I yelled at them, hoping they heard and could distinguish my words through what I knew sounded to them like a strong wind in their ears.
I pushed force toward this woman and it staggered her. She stumbled. There was uncertainty on her face but I couldn’t really describe it as fear. It was just energy against energy and I knew she was no match for me. How I knew this I do not know. My job was to protect those people.
For some reason I just watched her, to see if she would attempt another attack. I was between her and the people I was to protect, so she knew she could not get to them now. Would she leave, or try foolishly to get through me?
I watched her straighten and felt she would try to attack me. The one thought in my head was “why?” What was the point?
I saw she had a bow in her hand, and an arrow. She never got the chance to draw it. I flew into her full force and she disintegrated into sparks of static electricity, then ceased to exist. I looked back at the cowering people in the booth. I tried to speak but I knew they would only hear rushes of wind with barely distinguishable words or syllables. But they could see me now, so I motioned to them with one hand and showed them the door to escape. Then I woke up.
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I have no idea what this dream was supposed to mean other than I was a shield for someone or for those two people in that dream. I was there to show them the way out and to protect them, but it had a strange video game quality to it (and I don’t play video games). The thing that struck me was the flying was the same, but without the aid of the oversized sun glasses. I would move and propel my body the same way to maneuver the way I did in the previous dream. I also felt less childlike and free in this dream. I was there for a specific purpose and not for my own discovery or enjoyment. I was there to be of service to others that were not at my level.
I had a third dream after we arrived home which involved sticking a wallet sized photo of Demi Moore into a balloon, blowing smoke from a cigarette into it and shoving an advertisement for a book on the true purpose of Hollywood.
I really have no hard feelings toward Demi Moore (I loved her in “Seventh Sign”) so I don’t know why I had the dream with her picture, and I don’t know what the cigarette smoke in the balloon signifies. That was just weird.
Loving from the Soul
"And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul."
To know God is to know that kind of love. Loving not to the flesh, or to what you can gain for yourself, or lift up yourself, or to what is pleasing to the eye, but the soul. And in order to love like that we have to know God because he is the creator of our souls and “that kind of love.”
"For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
The best form of correction for which God created in the form of the natural law of consequences for one’s own actions. It is the best learning opportunity so that when you transgress the law, a consequence results. In a perfect world of Godly people, cause and effect would have only one party, but it doesn’t. There is unfortunately two or more parties involved in consequences and when God is absent in just one of them, the disease of sin spreads exponentially. What we need to remember is that love can be spread in the same manner.
Love therefore, neutralizes the effects of sin in the form of forgiveness. It also eases the burden of consequences while we serve them out. Our penance then becomes an act of love instead of an obligation.
"16. O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live. 17. Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
18. For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth."
God forgives the child in tears, on their knees who seek Him and His love. Even before Jesus appeared in the flesh as a man, he was spoken of and God’s love and forgiveness testified to, as in Isaiah above.
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
This is perhaps the most Christ-like yet hardest thing to do. This was one of Michael’s most prominent features in his personality makeup, yet was so anemically promoted that most in the world mistook it for weakness or hiding from guilt. He didn’t lash out and point fingers or let the incredibly horrible way the world treated him, change him or the child within him.
Michael was cleaved to God. In Daniel 12:1 and 2 Thessalonians 2, we learn that the one who is taken out of the way is the one who stands up, and that is the “great prince” Michael, the archangel. We also learn that the “man child” who is caught up into heaven is the same “Michael” who was Jesus in the flesh – the same “angel of the LORD” whom the dragon was waiting to “devour” but was “caught up to God and to his throne”.
"7. I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
8. For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. 9. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
10. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them."
This is just another way of telling the story in Daniel, in Revelation 12 and 2 Thessalonians 2. This is what happened to Israel, this is why Daniel cried and this is why only a “remnant” will be saved. Israel now fights against the holy Spirit, the Savior, the angel.
“I can hear your prayers . . . your burdens I will bear. But first I need your hand, so forever can begin . . .” – Michael Jackson, “You Are Not Alone”.
Michael was “cleaved” to God? What does “cleaved to God” mean?
verb (used without object), cleaved or ( Archaic ) clave; cleaved; cleav·ing.
1. to adhere closely; stick; cling (usually followed by to ).
2. to remain faithful (usually followed by to ): to cleave to one's principles in spite of persecution. – Source, Dictionaryonline.com
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
Did this mean sex? I used to think so, in the sense that it meant having children, but it’s not physical. It is spiritual. Even though it mentions “one flesh” here (because humans ARE also flesh), that we function as one. This is why marriage is so sacred. If we cannot figure out how to be “one flesh” we will never understand how to become “one spiritually” with God.
If we are not doing what God designed us to do, in the natural order in which he created life, male and female, mother and father, teacher and student, we are not one with God and therefore CANNOT be one with anyone else. This is why marriages are not working, families are not working, society is not working.
This is why it is all falling apart.
I looked up some verses mentioning “cleave” to God or to the Lord.
"3. Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4. But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day."
"But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."
This is the first commandment:
“. . . With all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength” – Mark 12:30
"Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord."
And of course we find this description of “cleaving” and what Daniel is told would happen in the last days:
"And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay."
The “cleaving to” mentioned in Daniel 2 tells us that these beings who will “mingle” their seed with the seed of men have no intention of loving or valuing men, but only to use them to create beings to worship them. This is what they plan to do.
The conspiracy is verified in the Bible. Love is what is going to give us the strength and support to get us through the deception.
I have some new information for you. It is not going to be popular but it will be familiar. You are going to start seeing how the network works.
Take a look at Google’s “New Year’s Eve” logo and tell me what you see.
Google new year's Eve
A period of calm and peace is coming . . . don’t let it fool you into believing the battle it is over. Our strength is in God. He holds us together, literally, with the Living Word.
Have a Happy New Year, take a deep breath and stand strong.
All Who are Sealed
Not so long or far away
A star is calling out your name
Hear the sound you look above
To see he of the former fame
The angel of the covenant
savior of their souls
Will sound the seventh trump and shout
When the Tribulation folds
But not before another one
claims that is it he
Who's shoulders sport the wings that once
Were on the one who set them free
Lover of the innocent,
The righteous and the truth
Trust not your eyes, for faith will show
Where the heart reveals the proof
Truth's true love warms your heart
When countenance reveals
The angel stands before you
And all whom God has sealed.
Bonnie Cox © Poem, 2012
God bless Everyone and Happy New Year.