Jesus in the Jungle – 6
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WHY? Why is God planning something spectacular on an island in the South Pacific that He wants captured on camera? Knowing God, He has numerous reasons but I’m pretty sure about two of them. Early in February, He spoke these words, “I am invisible to too many.
Make me known.” That’s pretty straightforward and doesn’t need any further explanation. But it does remind me of an unusual experience I had in 1999 in Rome, Italy when God first shared His heart with me that He felt neglected by man. I was on a prayer journey with about 30 others and the night before we were to visit St. Peter’s Basilica I had a dream that took place in the courtyard of St. Peter’s. I saw a hole in the ground in the plaza shaped like a heart and suddenly lots and lots of people were walking on top it and didn’t even notice where they were walking. All I saw were feet, no faces. The Lord said, “See my people are trampling all over My heart and they don’t even care.” It made me sad. The next morning when I awoke the dream was still with me. It was so real to me that I had the group I was with make a circle around where I had seen the heart cutout in the dream. While standing in this circle in the plaza we told the Lord how we felt about Him. It was very moving and then I lifted my head and saw Jesus walking into the cathedral. His back was to me, he appeared to be about 8 feet tall. He was holding a sword in his right arm held high and I heard the words in my spirit say, “Go now and conquer.” It was all I could do to stand. I have worn some kind of heart shaped jewelry almost every day since that unforgettable moment to remind me He has a heart that can be broken.
Since that time He has spoken the words, “Reveal My heart” over and over to me.
In July of 2015, I was having a cup of coffee on the porch talking with Him. What He impressed upon me was, “I want you to tell stories that show how much I love my children and how I intervene in their lives. I want them to know how much I love them.” In other words, I was not to focus on how we seek Him but how He seeks us out. I asked the Lord if He could give me a verse of scripture that reinforced what I felt like He had just said. I immediately saw a verse in my mind. It was big, thick letters….a font you would never use in marketing! The verse was Jeremiah 31:3. The image I saw was so unusual I immediately looked it up. Here’s what I found. “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!” (The Message) That made a believer out of me! A few weeks later my husband and I were traveling in Colorado. He went to a business meeting and it was my birthday so I was just hanging out. My thoughts about the day’s activities were interrupted by the Lord when He said, “Ask me for a sign that what I have told you is going to come to pass.” I knew He was referring to the plans He has for spreading His story through media. I responded with, “Lord, I don’t feel like I have a right to ask you for a sign. I should walk in faith.” He prompted me to believe for a sign. I heard an instrumental song in my head and felt He was telling me that song was going to play on the radio in the car the next day. When it played I was to know it was a message from Him.
The next day we had a 4-hour drive and halfway into our trip that song came on the radio! Tears poured out and I grabbed my cell phone and recorded the music coming out of the speaker. Here it is.
What is so special about that song? The name of the song is “Love’s Theme.” The group’s name is Love Unlimited. Is God creative and fun or what!
He has LOVE on His mind. On April 3, 2016, during the encounter I have described previously, He ended with “I want people to know I am Father, I have a father’s heart.”
I did not post last Friday like I had intended. I was deep in turmoil and felt oppressed. I worshiped much of the day to get out from under it but I needed a little help so I called my friend Phyllis Schemenske. She and her husband have a ministry called Restoring the Foundations. I had received ministry from them on April 2nd, and found such breakthrough that I was able to have the encounters with Jesus that started the very next day. Phyllis is wise and very tuned into the Lord and she always has something to say that I need to hear. We talked about the trip to Bougainville. She feels that the move of God that is coming is all about His love. The greater glory of God is His love for man. There are prophecies that have been given that the revivals we have seen are small compared to what is coming. Phyllis said “He wants to restore His kids — and He does that with love. Through a real discovery and encounter with His love comes signs and wonders.” “For God SO LOVED the world….” She went on to explain that through these encounters I have been having with Him I am discovering His love and as a result, I am following my heart fully for the first time in my life and that is why I am not afraid to say what is happening and what I feel God is saying. It was a fresh way of looking at it and it made so much sense to me. The night before our conversation I had such a strong feeling that He just wanted to pour love over me…like pouring water from a bucket.
As I pondered her words I remembered something very special He did for me in November when I was visiting Pam in California. One evening He spoke to me, “Would you like to know one way I’ve been loving you your entire life?” Wow, that was unexpected. “Yes, Lord, I would.” One by one He showed me very special people He had sent into my life from the age of 6 until now that have loved me unconditionally and helped me find my way. A few of the people were Ruth, Sandra, Duane, Sylvia, Donna, Sue….I could go on. It was a very special moment.
I know I’ve been telling lots of stories of God speaking to me. I know it sounds like a lot. I’m just blessed and thrilled to be in a season where this is happening. It hasn’t always been this clear. I do believe our Father is always showing us things about Himself….we must have eyes to see and ears to hear. He is always leaving a TRAIL OF HEARTS for his kids!
I have a strong feeling the love of God is about to explode on a little island in the South Pacific called Bougainville. And in only the way God can do, it’s going to spread across the globe. I can’t wait. 2 weeks to go!!