You are precious in My sight, you are honored, and I love you. Isaiah 43:4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I love you, I honor you, and you are precious in My sight. I do not love you because of Jesus, I gave you Jesus because I love you. I tell you through My prophet Isaiah that I would give men in your place and peoples in exchange for your life, but I did more than that, I gave the King of all kings in exchange for your life.
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3.
I have brought you into My banquet hall and My banner over you is love. The reason I set a table before you of plenty, the reason I give you My Word in your mouth, the reason I send My Word to heal you and deliver you from all your destructions, the reason I created you and did not let your sins stop Me from saving you and making you sinless in My Son, is all because I love you.
Have you come to know and believe in the love I have for you? When you know My love you become fearless.
You are precious in My sight, you are honored, and I love you. I will give men in your place and peoples in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you. Isaiah 43:4-5.
I have loved you from eternity past to eternity future and sandwiched between those two is your time on earth. Before Adam sinned it was just one seamless eternity of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. I clothed you with glory and honor but Adam rejected Me who am love and light by going with another word than Mine that plunged him and all his descendants into darkness. But the darkness cannot overcome light. If you will let My light back in you will be free from the darkness. My feast, My Kingdom, My banquet hall is a place of LIGHT, there is no darkness in Me or in anything I give. James 1:17
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:5-7.
I have rescued you from the realm of darkness and translated you into the Kingdom of My Beloved Son. And who is He? My Word made flesh, the Light of life, and the Light of the world. No follower of His will ever walk in darkness, no, never, for in Him you have the LIGHT of life. The Light is in My Word. And that is what you find on My table.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:1-5.
Do you recall the first Words I spoke in the Bible? And first words set the tone for what follows and flows from those? I looked at the dark void as My Spirit hovered over the waters ready to take action to manifest what I spoke, and I spoke, “Light be.” And light was. Light for the life of men. I am light and I spoke My life of light into the void and filled it with good things for you to enjoy.
Everything I made was made for you to enjoy. The creation of your beautiful home, the earth, was My gift to you and even though man has corrupted, distorted it, and destroyed much of it, if you look about at the mountains, the seas, the rivers, the sunrise and sunset, and the clouds in the blue sky, you will still see the beauty in My creation. Wait until you feast your eyes on what I have prepared for you when I make new heavens and a new earth where there is no curse and My magnificent heavenly city, the new Jerusalem, descends to earth for you to enjoy with Me as I wipe every tear from your eyes and death and sorrow flee into the pit of everlasting fire.
If you do not know that I love you, than you do not know Me. If you have not experienced My healing, My provision, My presence, My goodness, My joy, My peace, and all the promises I give you in My Covenant Names, you do not know Me and do not understand how the Kingdom works. I have given you the Kingdom and if you are not experiencing it then you have never answered My invitation to the banquet that I set before you. Everything is spread out for you there; will you not come and receive it?
I gave it in love, you receive it in love. The one who is forgiven much loves much. When you know what I have done for you and what is already yours in Christ, you will come to the banquet hall, My throne of grace, with joy to receive all that is there for you!
And how do you know when someone is joyful? How do you know when a treasure has been found or a new invention has lit up in someone’s mind? How do you know when someone has struck gold? They give a joyful shout of thanksgiving and praise. Eureka! Which is from the Greek word meaning “I found it!” And in Christ you have not just found one thing, but everything for in covenant with Him you have entered Covenant with Me. The everlasting Covenant of love. Do not live in fear, little flock of My Son, your good Shepherd, it has pleased Me to give you the Shepherd and to give you the Kingdom.
And He came to give you abundant life. The life that is life indeed—forgiven, healed, provided for, prosperous, and blessed.
I was in Christ reconciling you to Myself, not counting your sins and trespasses against you, for I made Jesus who knew no sin take flesh and become sin for you, so that in Him you would exchange your sins for His righteousness, which is My righteousness. He made peace between you and Me by the blood of His cross and made you holy, blameless, and beyond reproach before Me. In Him, I have cleansed away all your sins, I have redeemed you from your sins by His blood, washed you with water by My Word, and made you beautiful in the garments of Salvation and the robe of righteousness. I made Him a curse for you so that you are redeemed from the curse and receive the Blessing of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit by faith. He paid the sentence for you sins and you are justified and free. Whom My Son sets free is completely free. He has written your name in the Book of Life and given you eternal life in the Kingdom forever. You have passed from death to life in Him and will not be condemned.
All this is yours in Him. You are loved beyond love by Me. And He loves you beyond love and gave His life for you, released you from your sins by His blood, and made you a kingdom, priests unto Me, your God and Father.
Now, how do you stay in this place of love and peace? Only one way. You must stay in the flow of Heaven, the flow of the banquet hall. The banner is love and the place is one of thanksgiving and praise. It is the Holy of Holies. It is a place of worship. And I am seeking those who worship in Spirit and in truth. Why? They will partake with confidence, with love, and with joyful shouts of praise and they will carry this out to the world and feed My sheep and bring them also to the banquet hall of love. I want the banquet hall full. I want My family complete. I want no one missing, no one broken, and no one alone.
Do you rejoice when you hear them say, let us go to the house of the LORD? All good things are there for you in My house, and in your spirit you are now My house and a gate of Heaven. You should be rejoicing all the day in My wondrous house. Great and mighty things flow in the atmosphere of thanksgiving, praise, and worship.
How do you not leave the banquet hall? You stay under the banner of Love. In Song of Songs where I speak of the banner of love over you, the word in Hebrew is “degel (דֶּגֶל)” which means a standard, banner, flag of a country. To each of the twelve tribes as they crossed the desert and when they finally did go into the promised land, I gave a banner, that is, a standard, flag, they they carried at the head of their tribe. They were all very symbolic, such as the lion for the tribe of Judah, who led the way as the ones of praise.
Do you recall when Moses and the Israelites fought with the attacking Amalekites in the valley of Rephidim? The Israelites could only win while Moses held his hands up in praise of My Name, if he stopped and put down his arms they were defeated. So Aaron and Hur sat Moses on a rock at the top of the hill and held up his arms until they completely won the battle. Exodus 17:8-13.
That is showing you that you must keep up your praise until you see the manifestation of the victory in your own personal trial, problem, need or test. And then they kept praising even more.
And Moses built an altar there and spoke My covenant Name, YHWH Nissi. the LORD my Banner.
The Hebrew word “Nissi (נִסִּֽי)” is the possessive form of “Nes (נֵס).” The word “Nes” has many ways to define it, it means a standard, ensign, signal, sign (as a miracle). It signifies a standard as a rallying point. It speaks of warfare with the winning side. It is also translated as “banner” and “flag.” But the meaning is clear—your connection to Me and My Kingdom will bring you through the battle to victory. And in Song of Songs I tell you what the flag of My Kingdom is: Love. And that is your rallying point in any battle.
To stay constantly at the table I set before you in the sight of your foes, you must stay under the banner of love, and your love for Me is reflected in how you are treating others, especially those who are not seated in the banquet hall with you.
We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. 1 John 4:19-21.
Do not let anyone or anything pull you out from under My covering of love that holds you in the banquet room to eat as a continuous feed of strength, healing, goodness, peace, and answers.
Look at other people as an opportunity to serve Me, to minister unto Me. The people are not Me, in fact they may be behaving more like the devil than Me, but beautiful, good, bad, or ugly look at them as a pass through to Me, to your true audience of One.
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40. Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ Matthew 25:46.
As you show love, honor and respect to others, you are showing it to Me. Bless your persecutors, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who maltreat you—remember, you are not doing it for them but unto Me. Jesus has released you from your sins by His blood and made you into a kingdom, priests unto Me. Revelation 1:5-6. Others give you an opportunity to minister unto Me and offer the spiritual sacrifice of intercessory prayer for their repentance and salvation.
Never answer in irritation, anger, resentment, scorn, or sarcasm. This is not befitting for a royal priesthood and the child of a King. It is not the kind of behavior that is under My banner of Love. It is not the atmosphere of My Kingdom.
And there are other ways you should avoid that can take you under from under the banner of love and out of the banquet hall. Jesus classifies carousing, drunkenness, and anxieties of daily life together as making your hearts sluggish, drowsy, and dull to My voice.
“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21:34-36.
Be alert in prayer at all times. How do you do that? I have told you in My Word: “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2.
Again, thanksgiving for what the Word to you contains will bring it forth in ever greater measure. Like the bread and the fish multiplying.
You may understand how carousing and drunkenness will take you out from under the banner of My Kingdom but most people do not classify anxieties and worries over daily life in the same category with those and permit themselves to entertain such thoughts and distract their hearts away from Me. My Son classified all those as thorns that grow up and choke off My Word so there is no harvest of My promises in your life.
And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Mark 4:18-19.
Worries and anxieties stop you from eating My Word and from giving thanksgiving and praise, which actually would solve everything you are worrying about.
Worry and anxiety are joy stealers and make your salt flat. There is no love for Me in worry and anxiety, only fear I will not perform. That is not faith and without faith you cannot connect with and receive My promises. You have shut the door to your heart and that is where you access the banquet hall. I want to daily load you with benefits, but they are on the table. I will keep knocking at your heart but if it is so distracted that you never hear My knock I cannot get in. Worry, anxiety, begging, crying actually shut Me out whereas many think that is the way to make Me help them. I am trying put I cannot get past your worry wall.
You are asleep in the banquet hall and sleeping people are not eating. And without eating My Word your faith will not grow stronger. You will starve out the little you thought you had. Your heart must be engaged, not just lip service, if you are only giving lip service while your thoughts and heart are elsewhere, I cannot heal you.
You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; for the heart of this people has become dull, with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes, otherwise they would see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and I would heal them.’ Matthew 13:14-15.
Then the LORD said, “Because this people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote. Isaiah 29:13.
It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.
Now let Me share something with you that will give you more revelation to the banquet hall and how you abide there continually.
The words which you translate “banquet hall” in the Hebrew language in which this Scripture was originally penned are actually “bet (בֵּ֣ית),” which means “house” and yayin (יַיִן),” which means “wine.” It is a festive house of wine. The finest wine. If you recall the priest Melchizedek brought out the covenant meal of bread and wine. And at the wedding feast in Cana, My Son made water into the finest wine. The Holy Spirit is living water, but My servant Paul tells you not to get drunk with physical wine, for that is dissipation, but to get full of the Holy Spirit speaking to yourself and others in psalms, hymns and songs of the Spirit. And on Pentecost the crowds thought the disciples who were filled with the living water poured down by My Son from His throne at My right hand, Acts 22:33, were drunk on sweet wine.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Psalm 36:7-9.
I tell you in Song of Songs that My love for you is better than he finest wine. Song of Songs 1:2. Partaking of the wine of My love takes you and all you draw with them by the fragrance of the anointing into My chambers, the very throne of grace, where you are rejoicing in Me, loving Me more than all the wine in the world.
And how do you get into this “house of wine” where My banner over you is love? Go and look at how the bride arrives there in the Song of Songs
In His shade I took great delight and sat down, and His fruit was sweet to my taste (palate, Job 34:3). He has brought me to His banquet hall [house of wine], and His banner over me is love. Sustain me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, because I am smitten with love. Let His left hand be under my head and His right hand embrace me.” Song of Songs 2:3-6.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances. Proverbs 25:11.
You who abide in My shadow, in My secret place, that find My Words sweet to your taste and are rejoicing in My love are embraced in My love, My left hand under your head and My right hand embracing you, and if you recall, in My left hand are riches and honor (upon your head and creative ideas to gain wealth and profit) and in My right hand is long healthy satisfying life (healing all of your flesh). Proverbs 3:16. And what are you doing in My embrace? Singing for joy till harm passes by.
For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. Psalm 63:7.
I love you. Snuggle don’t struggle, like chicks under the hen’s wings. Stay under the banner of love.
How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Matthew 23:37.