your heart opened like a flower
To receive Me in the Day of Salvation,
You embarked on a grand spiritual journey into destiny,
And this, My love, was a Divine Encounter.
your sojourn upon the Earth,
Like Abraham, you are seeking a heavenly city,
whose builder is God.
be sure, there are landmarks along the way--
Seasons and dates with
The markers are times and seasons set for
Heaven and Earth intersect.
Jacob's Dream of a Heavenly Ladder was such a Landmark--
A set time and place on his journey into God, a Divine Encounter.
You, too, experience crossroads
During your journey as you progress from place to place--
Landmark to landmark, and glory to glory.
be sure, times of further visitation await.
Yes, there are yet tailor-made
Divine Encounters ahead, My Beloved.
Everliving then said to Abraham,' Depart from your native land....to the land
I will direct you, and I will make you a great Nation, and I will prosper and
ennoble your name, and you shall be a benefactor.'
So Abraham departed, as the Everliving told him." Genesis 12
Space does not permit a full study,
But remember Moses' Divine
Encounter At the burning bush,
And many continuing throughout his lifetime.
And what of Job, Joshua, Samuel, The Kings, Priests and Judges of
Israel. Review My Word, and you will discover Divine Encounters
From cover to cover under both the old and the new
purpose for Divine Encounters are manifold,
For Instance, to "Call Out,"
Bring Revelation--Instruct--Test--Strengthen and Refresh
As when Elijah, while running from Jezebel,
Was met by an angel who fed him heavenly bread
Enabling him to complete
his mission. (1Kings 19:5-7)
now of your own landmarks--Divine Encounters,
What was the purpose?
How did you respond?
is a year of New beginnings, as signified by the number 8,
therefore, a year of Divine Encounters for My people. So watch and wait with
expectation at My gate. Anticipate My appearance and remember....
there is a promise,
There is a crown.
The path in between
(the Promise and The Crown),
A fact most profound.
dreamed a dream.
That before him one day
All would bow down.
in chains and fetters,
He found himself bound.
Instead of ruler ship
Or a king's crown....
Egypt, as a slave,
He was cruelly sold,
And yet he found strength
Onto his dream to hold.
himself in his trial,
Soon he was back on solid ground,
For excellence promoted,
And over all Potipher's house found.
suddenly with violence,
Through no fault of His own,
Cast into prison--
Even farther from a throne.
Unto the utmost depths he fell,
His dream now seemed
No more than a hopeless fairy tale.
where was God?
While he was sidetracked, derailed, and distraught?
Nonetheless, he purposed to humble himself,
'Though his path with fiery trials was fraught.
found doing right,
Through an excellent spirit within
In the midst of affliction,
He waited on God....without sin!
the promise was given that he might endure
The obstacles found in his path,
Just as Jesus endured the cross for the
Joy set before Him (Hebrews 12:12)
it is a long and winding road
That leads us home at last,
And Joseph's dream in due time
Did come to pass.
in the process,
Though trials, troubles and tribulation abound.
Remaining faithful to His God,
During the journey between the Promise and the Crown.
the altar of Divine Encounters Promises are received
So remember Joseph's example, that you may prevail.
Like Abraham, do not stagger at the Promise because of what lies
Fire and flood--a most difficult trail.
between the Promise and Provision
Lie three T's to be
Promise-->Testing, Trial, Tribulation-->Provision (Crown)