“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

When a person wants to learn another language, they have a program called “total immersion.” And it guarantees that person will speak the new language in a very short period of time. In fact, that person is ready to be an interpreter. Total immersion in language learning is the situation where the learner spends time in an environment operating solely in the target language. In this way the learner is completely surrounded by the target language, this being defined as the language that the learner wants to learn.

I started this strategy with a people who were in covenant with Me but had lived so long immersed in the ways of a people who did not know how to speak My language and were unaware of Me and covenant living that they had forgotten the Covenant, how to speak My language, and how to walk with Me in My ways of grace and truth. They had learned to speak the curse, to moan, groan, complain, practice violence, and accuse, they had learned to worship idols and to follow doctrines of demons. And they became slaves to a people who did not know Me, they had received abuse and violence and that is what they produced among themselves also. They had forgotten who they were. They needed total immersion. So I redeemed them by My strong arm and took them out alone with Me in the desert to learn My ways, My language, and to recognize My voice—a place where I could speak to their hearts.

I told Moses to explain this to My people, to tell them, “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:4-6. I took them alone with Me to immerse themselves in My goodness, provision, and lovingkindness so that they would be willing and obey My Word, My Law, so that they would increase. I take you out with Me to BLESS you. I promised them that if they would live according to My Word and walk with Me they would prolong their lives, live days of heaven on earth, and there would be no poor among them. And I promised them specifically, that when I brought them into the promised land I would give them great and splendid cities which they did not build, and houses full of all good things which they did not fill, and hewn cisterns which they did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which they did not plant, and they would eat and be satisfied. Deuteronomy 6:10-11. The only condition was that they walk with Me and keep My Words. MY BLESSING makes you rich and I had no sorrowful toil with it. But it comes by faith and faith works by love.

Many years later, when My people Israel had again immersed themselves in words that were not Mine and ways that were not Mine, but were following demon idols, they went into captivity in Babylon (and many of you are in living captive in Babylon (the world system) instead of Zion (the Kingdom system)), but 70 years later I provided for them to return to their promised land from their place of exile in Babylon. And I spoke these words to My prophet Hosea, “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her. Then I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor (trouble) as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. It will come about in that day, that you will call Me “My spouse” and will no longer call Me Baali (call upon other “gods”).” Hosea 2:14-16. I call you away from the words, lusts, and fears of the world to speak to your heart—to immerse you in My Words, in My language of faith. You need to stop listening so much to the media of the world and listen to Me.

I gave Joshua the strategy of total immersion. It is the formula for success and prosperity and you would be wise to discipline yourself (My Son called it denying yourself and taking up the cross and following Him—He was very disciplined to speak no words but Mine) in the matter of the words of your mouth and the thoughts of your heart. But it only changes if you are willing to follow the strategy of total immersion (Jesus likened this to being a branch abiding in the vine—remaining in My Words and My Words remaining in you). I told Joshua this strategy as he was about to enter and conquer the promised land, “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-9.

Be careful with whom you associate, fellowship with, partner with, and are friends with. Be careful with whom you confide and share your heart. If they are not saved, and even if they are, if they are not people of faith in My Word, if they are not immersed in My Word, they will lead you in the words and ways of the world. They will give you wrong counsel and lead you in ways of fear and lust, ways of revenge and greed. Stay strong. You have to have a fellowship, a partnership, with those who can mentor you into increase and the abundant life. If you walk with the wise, you will become wise, if you walk with fools, you will take on their foolishness. Be careful how you live. Be good to all, share and witness to all, serve others, but only walk with and confide in those who walk in the beauty of My Word by faith and love. You will know them by their fruit, for not everyone who calls out “Lord, Lord,” is walking with Me. Look at the fruit in a person’s life and you will know what vine they are on. If it is fruit of the Spirit, know that they are a good person to walk with. Galatians 5:22-23. And this is true even if you don’t personally know them but follow their teachings and read their writings. Then the anointing on them will flow onto you.

Do you understand why My apostle Paul wrote to you, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.

The anointing. This is what you need. The anointing destroys the yoke and lifts the burden. The devil is anti-Christ, that is, anti-anointing. Why? The anointing gives you strength and skill. Jesus explained how it comes and what it does: “The Spirit of Adonai YHWH is upon me, because the YHWH has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the YHWH and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the YHWH that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3.

Do you see? I anoint you and appoint you. My gifts and call are irrevocable. You all have a special anointing and a unique assignment but you all have the same call to partnership with Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:9, and to My eternal glory. 1 Peter 5:10. A high calling to be ministers of reconciliation and ambassadors of My Kingdom. And it is simple: “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” Luke 11:9-13. Just ask Me to fill you with the Holy Spirit, and He will anoint and gift you with His special grace gifts for the benefit of all. 1 Corinthians 12.

And the anointing flows down upon you, the Body of Christ, from the Head of the Body—your great High Priest Jesus, for He is the Christ (the Messiah, the anointed One). “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forever.” Psalm 133.

I love you. Total immersion. Begin it today and your life will become one of prosperity, the double portion and shalom. “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” Psalm 1. Selah.