Yielding to the Lord’s Editing Season

There are seasons in our lives where the Lord walks us through as He prepares us to serve Him. Seasons of mourning, losses, isolation, suffering, persecution, pruning and testing.

Last year, I walked in a season where the Lord God allowed many to turn away from me; so I could separate myself and focus on Him to prepare for my new ministry. I must say it was the most painful, loneliest season of my life. For one, since I was a little girl; I have always had many people around me having numerous best friends and always well-known where I lived. To live in the opposite spectrum of that marked lifestyle where I had always been a magnet for friendships was quite difficult for me.

The Holy Spirit became my dearest and closest Friend. In His lovingkindness, during this isolation and consecration season, He created in me a more loving heart. I began to see how I had been far away from loving others purely. By God’s grace, I gained a new heart: loving, merciful and compassionate.

I pray you will ask the Lord to prune you and yield to the Lord’s editing season. Our Lord knows what is good for us and what will bear forth much fruit.

Be encouraged if you are in a season where the Lord is testing you. I encourage you to walk in the love of our Beloved Jesus Christ, forgive quickly, don’t be overcome by evil; but overcome evil with good. He will strengthen you.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett

By Apostle Tonya

I was invited by the White House, along with other leaders of faith, for a telephone conference call with Senior Administration Officials.  It was an invitation I received with honor to hear briefings from the White House on Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. 

There may be some who dispute the nomination of a conservative Judge, a woman of faith.  Yet, Amy Coney Barrett’s family beautifully represents the heart of our Blessed Lord; as does her moral values on life.  May we, as the Body of Christ, embrace her nomination and be careful to have the heart of the Lord and His will for the Supreme Court, the highest Court in the land.  

In a few short weeks, the Senate will begin its confirmation hearings on Judge Barrett’s Nomination.  Let us declare together as one Body that thy Lord’s will be done with His appointment of Judge Barrett.   As it is written in the First Book of Timothy, Chapter 2 verse 1 and 2: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority…” Amen. 

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Celebrating the Fall Feasts

By Apostle Tonya

Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.  Exodus 23:14

Holy One of Israel, we enter into Your Presence with thanksgiving and praise.  We are in awe of You, Father, and come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain Your mercy and grace.  We bless You God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and we declare that Ye are righteous in all Your ways and Holy in all Your works.  Adonai, we bless You for You are nigh to us who call upon You in truth, O Lord.

Blessed Lord Jesus, it is written in the Book of John, Chapter seven verse 37, if any man thirst let him come unto me and drink.  Rose of Sharon, we thirst after You.  We thirst after Your holiness and righteousness, O Lord.  Yeshua Hamashiach, we bless You for the honor to observe the Feast of the Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah during these Holy Days on Your Calendar as You have commanded us.  Yeshua, it is written in the Word of God in John 7:14 that You went up in the temple during the midst of the Feast to teach.  Blessed Lord, we thank You for Your faithfulness to reveal to us in Scriptures; You observed the Feasts and taught it during Your Earthly Ministry.  We are most honored that You continue to teach us today, Blessed Lord. 

O Lord we bid You to come and be within our midst as we honor You in our worship and giving during Rosh Hashanah.  Holy Spirit, we beseech You to open up our eyes of understanding so that we may know the hope of Your calling.  We ask that You giveth us grace to understand Your deep things and Your life as You walked on Earth, Blessed Lord Jesus.  We most desire to Feast with You Blessed One and together we bless and reverence Your Holy Magnificent Name.  Amen.

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Flow in Mercy

By Apostle Tonya

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Mark 10:14.

I am most thankful that thy Lord has blessed me to meet the faces captured on camera of the most precious children of “Flowing in Mercy Action,” an orphanage in Kenya. Most of the children have lost their parents to HIV and were introduced to me by a faithful leader whom the Lord has called to care for them. It is such an honor that the Blessed Lord Jesus has released me to accept the invitation to be its Ambassador.

It is my prayer that you will seek the Lord in prayer to become a sponsor for one of the children. If you have a heart to serve children and desire to work with us to assist the orphanages, click “Contact” on the menu above and send us an e-mail.

May the Lord increase in you. Amen.

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A Prayer for our Nation

by Apostle Tonya

Merciful Father, we bless You for Your faithfulness and mercy this morning. We declare that You are the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We declare that ye are Holy O Lord of Hosts.

Father, we beseech You to answereth our prayers speedily for healing and peace in our Nation. We declare that Your peace be within the walls of the cities throughout this Country. We declare blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

Righteous Father, Your Word says we owe no man but to love him. We cry out for You to visit the hearts the enemy has filled with hate and turn the hearts to cause them to receive your gift of salvation. We thank You for the harvest of souls that shall come forth from this war of hate and division in our land. We thank You Lord for unity. We bless You O Lord for the winds of revival sweeping in cities across this Blessed Nation. We pray You will continue to pour out Your Spirit as the Children worship and exalt You Blessed Lord. We declare You will pour out Your Spirit upon all flesh and Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams and your young shall see visions.

We honor You and give You all the praise and seal this prayer with Your Blood O Lamb of God.

Be exalted O God. Amen.

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Praying for the Children

by Apostle Tonya

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

Friends, today, I hope you would join us as we pray for the protection and emotional health of the children returning or has returned to the classrooms this school year during the pandemic.

And, for the next six months, I am donating the proceeds from my book, 40-Days of Throne Room Prayers to an orphanage located in Zimbabwe. I pray that you will be led to purchase an eBook for a friend, family member or your prayer partners to help these precious children who are dear to my heart.

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Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

By Apostle Tonya

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.  1 John 4:18

O Lord of Hosts we come before Your Holy Presence and tremble.  We exalt You O God and worship at Your Footstool; for ye are a Consuming Fire.  We bless You Father for Your Beloved Son, Jesus, who sacrificed His life so that we might have eternal life.  Because of the Cross, we pray fervently to love like Him, our Blessed Redeemer.  

Beloved Lord Jesus, we pray that You would remember us and our afflictions from the wounds caused from the pandemic, and the racial unrest and division in America.  Healer, we cry out to You to heal our emotions.  Lord, in Your goodness, You, on the Cross taught us how to love.  Therefore, we ask that You bestow grace upon us to love purely; without any fear.  We thank You O Lord for Your perfect love.  We declare our hearts belongeth to Thee, Lord and we adore You Lamb of God.  Amen. 

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Let the Saints Pray!

By Apostle Tonya

Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.  Psalm 81:3

Every September, I most look forward to entering into the season of honoring thy Lord with observing the Fall Feasts.  “Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.” Exodus 23:14

Back in 2012, the Blessed Lord graciously placed me on His Holy Calendar.  In doing this, the Lord entered me into a time of dreams showing me His Will to honor Him by observing the Fall Feasts and Passover.  The Holy Spirit is gracious to reveal to us the deep things to pray during this Holy season.  For me, in that time of dreams that He bestowed upon me; He revealed hidden things that were hindering certain areas in my life from His Will manifesting.  

Over the years, the Father has continued to be faithful to give me instruction in my dreams for The Feasts.  Job 33:16.  Particularly, Rosh Hashanah is a time where the Righteous Father makes Heavenly Decisions.  As His Children, it is important for us to honor Him by observing the Lord’s appointed times.  If you remember, in the Scriptures we read our Lord Jesus taught in the temple to observe the Feasts with His Jewish brethren.  John 7:1-24. 

Friends, it is at this appointed time of observing the Feasts that the Lord will make Decisions for us for the next twelve months.  And, Rosh Hashanah is also a solemn time of Judgment.  The Lord God, our Righteous Judge, at this Holy time will also make Decisions in The Court Room of Heaven for the Judgment of His enemies.  

I pray that you will join us as we observe this Holy time. Rosh Hashanah begins sundown September 18 through sundown on September 20, 2020. Amen.

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Hear our Cry

By Apostle Tonya

Blessed Father, we cry out today for Your Holy Houses where we worship You are being torched by arsonists. O Lord pleasant things are being laid to waste during this tragic season of racial unrest in our Country. Holy One of Israel, You have shown You are grieved. We ask that You forgive us O Lord for our sins and we plea for You to giveth us grace to humble ourselves, seek Your Face and pray without ceasing for peace in this land. Thank You Lord for hearing us as we cry out to You according to Your Word in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 65 verse 24: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”

Thank You, Merciful Father, for answering us speedily O God. In the Name of our Beloved Lord Jesus. Amen.

A Prayer for God to Confirm His Word

By Apostle Tonya

This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2 Corinthians 13:1

O Father of Glory, we come before the Throne of Grace to offer unto You our sacrifice of praise with the fruit of our lips. We thank You Holy Father for gracing us with more honor for Your prophets. We ask that You release Your prophets in our paths to confirm Your Word as written in the Second Book of Corinthians, Chapter 13 verse one.

O Lord we thank You and pray that You will grant the petitions that we have asked of You. We seal this prayer with the Blood of Yeshua Hamashiach. Amen.

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In God’s Perfect Timing

By Apostle Tonya

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.  Psalm 18:30

For quite some time before the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization; I was preparing for the return of my public ministry.  Months before the crisis, one of the projects thy Lord had given to me came from Him with such urgency to release in the Earth.  It was my eBook, “40-Days of Throne Room Prayers” which was birthed as I neared the end of a season of consecration.  

As I began working on its February release date to the Body of Christ, I felt the Holy Spirit grieving.  Even as I write this, I can recall the pain that left me with great concern. In response to the Dearest Comforter, I began asking Him why was I feeling such grief. The Lord did not immediately answer me.  Yet, He continued to give me instructions for the book.  It became comfort to me to receive His continued instructions and confirmed it was His Will to publish it during that time.  

On March 18, in His Perfect timing, the Lord answered me and released the Devotional from it’s “waiting to publish” phase to being published.  

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33

I must say, in the early weeks of this crisis, the release of this new ministry becoming fully manifested during this time was hard for me.  It was overnight the Church had changed from what it was from when I was called into this time of separation with thy Lord; to its doors being closed.  The Country had suddenly shut down.  The quarantines and the loss of precious lives had our Country in mourning.  For me, this grief for the Church and the lives loss was heartbreaking.  

The Father answereth our cries and is ever-merciful.  On one pivotal day, the Holy Spirit led me to take a walk around the neighborhood.  There as I began to fellowship with Him; He led me into intercession for our Church to safely reopen.  He is faithful

May I share some lessons whereby I am most grateful the Lord has taught me during this time of change?  The Blessed One will allow such tragedies to occur to test the hearts of His Children.  As His Children, we must be in position and respond rightly even in suffering.  For in our sufferings, He is faithful to giveth us sufficient grace to endure.   

As it is written in the Book of Job, Chapter 13, verse 15:

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.  

Beloved, this must always remain our hearts prayer to our Father, the Ancient of Days! Intercessors, can our Blessed Lord trust us to continue to be fervent in prayer and press in to receive His secrets for us and His Body in this season?  For King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 25:2, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” 

Our hearts must remain loyal to the King.  

May you be encouraged and filled with hope for a new beginning.  The former things are passing away and behold Jehovah Roi, the God that sees, is doing a new thing!  

May the Lord be with your spirit.  Amen. 

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