Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Isaiah 56:7.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
The more time you spend with Me, the more like Me you will be, filled with amazing grace.
And in My presence, there is fullness of joy.
If you are lacking joy right now, if the light of joy seems to have gone out in your life, you are not spending enough time in My presence. You may be complaining, moaning and crying to Me but you are holding Me at a distance and not letting Me dwell in you and pour My love, joy and peace into you. You may be thinking that you just cannot experience joy now and can do nothing about the sadness and condition of your soul, but your very own vineyard is at your disposal. Song of Songs 8:12. Selah.
And by your vineyard, I mean you inner garden hidden within. I mean the place you dwell inside yourself. Is it a fruitful vineyard filled with blossoms and new wine and productive employees where you love to spend time in the secret place with Me or has it become a desolate waste place where you would rather not go?
Why not make your vineyard a house of prayer? You may feel like a foreigner to joy and to the glorious life right now but even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Isaiah 56:7.
Your life is a journey. You may be in a difficult stage of that journey now but if you will ask Me to be with you on this stage and season, I am. Come and stay in My presence. With Me at your right hand you shall not be disturbed. Even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I am with you, with My rod and My staff that give you courage. David sang in the dryness of the Judean desert as he hid from Saul: “My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.” Psalm 63:5. Why? “Thus have I seen you in the sanctuary, seen Your power and Your glory.” The secret place of the Most High hidden in your heart.
I am taking care of you. But your very own vineyard is at your disposal. And many of you are turning your vineyard into a dry and deserted waste place and are not watering it by drawing water with joy from the springs of Yeshuah. But have you never read that I comfort you in your waste places? And your wilderness I will make like Eden and your desert like My garden? Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and sound of a melody. Isaiah 51:3.
Welcome Me into your vineyard and let My grace go to work there. I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17. Awake, awake, you who are so unaware of My light and joy, and arise from the dead and Christ will shine on you. Awake, awake, clothe yourself in My strength, My armor, clothe yourself in beautiful garments—the robe of righteousness and the garment of Salvation (clothed in Christ)—and shake yourself from the dust, rise up to your authority and do not let those thoughts from the realm of darkness take you captive. Isaiah 52:12. Take your captors captive and rule over your oppressors! Isaiah 14:2. Your very own vineyard (your inner garden of your heart) is at your disposal. Get rid of those worthless workers that are destroying your vineyard. Remember the parable of the useless servants in the vineyard My Son told the Pharisees? What did even they say the master of the vineyard should do with those worthless employees? “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.” Matthew 21:41.
Take your captors captive and bring them to a wretched end. All those thoughts that torment you each day, attack them with the Sword of the Spirit and let the Holy Spirit give you all the beautiful thoughts you need each day. And you find these thoughts in the Word which I breathed by My Spirit. You need to learn Psalm 23 and so many other Scriptures if you tormenting yourself with financial worries. Know you have a provider and a healer and put those thoughts to work for you to shield and guard your heart. I send My Word to heal and deliver you. Employ it as your own and you will find that your waste place will begin to bear abundant harvest. For this is My covenant with you: My Spirit which is upon you and in you and My Words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, now and forever. Isaiah 59:21, John 14:16-17.
Why do you let thoughts of fear and hopelessness, envy and self-condemnation, take you captive? It is I, even I, who comforts you, who are you that you are afraid? Have you forgotten the LORD your Maker, that stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, as he makes ready to destroy? Isaiah 51:12-13.
But where is the fury of the oppressor? The exile will soon be set free and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his bread be lacking. For I am the LORD YOUR God who stirs up the sea and its waves roar, the LORD of hosts is My name.
And I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to you: You are Mine. Isaiah 51:15-16.
Jesus went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil. Acts 10:38. He brought the Words of everlasting life that bring abundant life. The devil brings his crew of thoughts to oppress you and to steal, kill and destroy your fruitfulness. Fire his crew, refuse to give them place in your vineyard. I fire them in the end forever and they have no place in My Kingdom.
Arise, shine for your Light has come. My glory has risen upon you. The glory of Lebanon will come to your garden—the cedar, the juniper, and the cypress together to beautify the place of My sanctuary—for your body is a temple of My Spirit when you receive Jesus as Lord, and I shall make glorious My resting place. Just open your heart to receive the waterfall of My love poured into your heart through the Holy Spirit who has been given to you.
Sometimes the journey goes through a dark valley, and some of you have been there recently or feel you are there now, but I give treasures in darkness and give light to your lamp to brighten the darkness around you. The cocoon is dark to the butterfly before it breaks free to soar. Many of you have been tired out by the length of your road, yet you did not say, “It is hopeless.” You found renewed strength in Me and therefore you did not faint. Isaiah 57:10. I give strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might I increase power (in your weaknesses My power reaches perfection). Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait on Me will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:28-31.
You now are My temple where My Holy Spirit dwells. I have made My home with you. And how blessed are those who dwell in My house! Forever they are singing praises. Psalm 84:5.I am the strength of those in show hearts are the highways to Zion (the mountain of grace where the Holy Spirit came down on Pentecost Sunday). When they pass through the valley of weeping, they make it a spring (I turn your mourning into dancing), and the early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength, and every one finishes their journey as the appear before Me in your true and eternal dwelling. Is your journey on the Highway of Holiness? It can be for that is where the redeemed walk. Isaiah 35:8-11. But it is for those whose hearts are set on the pilgrimage, those with a journey to make, who know that this world as it is now is not their destination. There is cause for rejoicing her.
And I have given each of you the lampstand and the olive tree as your own. Why are you not taking advantage of so great a gift? But more on this another time.
I love you. Are you letting yourself enjoy your journey? Or are you ruining it with your thoughts and words? It is time to get serious about this. I am. You will have to give an account on judgment day for the idle employees (thoughts and words) you keep permitting (and rehiring) in your vineyard. Matthew 12:36. Why let them steal your joy?