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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The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.. Psalm 24:1

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Trusting God for His Answers

By Apostle Tonya

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.  Jeremiah 17:7-8

Just a few days before this world crisis was announced as a pandemic; thy Lord placed on my heart His concern for a young man that needed a miracle.  Ofttimes, I would pass by the young man while I was shopping.   

The young man’s cheer in his suffering touched my heart.  His brain damage had severely affected his speech and knowledge.  Each time I saw him, I asked the Holy Spirit could I pray for his healing. In His lovingkindness, He would say, Not yet.  

Then, on a day that I planned to attend to appointments; the Lord surprised me with Signs throughout the day.  By the afternoon, I entered into a facility and felt the Lord unction me to look upward; above a worker’s head.  It was a simple red sign engraved in white with the first name of the young man with brain damage.  As I marveled at the Sign, I heard the Lord then say his name.

Later in the evening, I was guided by the Lord to make one final stop.  In this facility, I immediately noticed the young man was there sitting with his head down using a portable oxygen tank.  I walked a few steps and watched him suddenly worshipping thy Lord God Almighty.  I quietly wept as I watched the Lord’s glorious Presence resting upon him: the power to heal.  The Sun of Righteousness, our Beloved Healer answered. Hallelujah!  

And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?  The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.  Acts 3:12-13

Family, let us offer the sacrifice of the righteous and trust the Lord and wait for His answer. 

Be encouraged, remain confident and hopeful for the end of the quarantines and the Coronavirus crisis.

King of Glory, we give You all the praise and honor. We bless You O Lord and thank You for Your lovingkindness.  Lord, in the Dictionary it defines the word “corona” as an: “Crown.  Anatomy.  The upper portion or crown of a part, as of the head.” 
I decree and declare that the “head” of the spirit of the Coronavirus be cut off and destroyed by Your Consuming Fire!  I loose Your Scepter and declare the Coronavirus be dethroned.  I seal this prayer with Your Precious Blood.  Amen. 

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40-Days of Throne Room Prayers

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A Message about the Coronavirus

From Apostle Tonya

Be anxious for nothing .. Philippians 4:6

There have been some Houses of Worship that have closed it doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Let me encourage you, the ministry is here for you should you need us and now will be open 24 hours a day.

Should you desire prayer, you may call us toll-free at (888) 222-0980 or submit your requests by clicking the “Prayer Request” Page. We are here for you! 

Wonderful Jesus, I beseech You to heal those afflicted with the coronavirus. O Lord I worship You and bless You for Your Word: Be anxious for nothing.  

Father, I declare You are the Great I AM!  Thank You, Father for the end of this thing!  In Jesus Name, Amen. 

In the Beauty of Holiness

by Apostle Tonya

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before Him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9

Father, we exalt You and worship at Your Footstool for You are Holy!  When we consider Your heavens, the work of Your Fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? 

O God cause our mouths to be filled with Your praise; declaring Your splendor all day long!  O Lord in thee we trust; all thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.  Our mouths shall speak the praise of You, Lord:  and let all flesh bless Your Holy Name forever and ever.

Father, we give thanks unto You O God for Your Son, Jesus.  Our Beloved Jesus, in whom we have redemption through His Blood and the forgiveness of sins.  We give thanks to You Father for Your only begotten Son, Jesus whom You raised from the dead and set Him at Your own Right Hand in the Heavenly Places; far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every Name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. 

Father, we give thanks to you that You hath put all things under Jesus’ feet and gave Your Son to be Head over all things to the Church.

Lord Jesus, we give thanks to You for thy Holy Spirit, our Comforter whom You sent from the Father whom testifies of You.  We give thanks to You Precious, Holy Spirit for Your lovingkindness, faithfulness and comfort.

O God we put You into remembrance of Your Word, as it is written in the Book of Genesis 28 verse 15:  And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

O God we give thee thanks for never leaving or forsaking us.  In Jesus Name, Amen.   

Be thou glorified O God! 

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He Makes All Things New

by Apostle Tonya

And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. Revelation 21:5

For a time in the past, I walked the path of grieving a loved one.  As I journeyed through it, I discovered something about myself:  I most enjoyed long walks and quiet talks with thy Lord which became a great comfort.  Quite to my surprise, it became a divine time to receive from Him both revelation and healing.  

The Father began guiding me most gently away from the path of a long season of grief, to one with purpose.  On a marvelous day, as I laid on the floor near an open window; our Beloved Lord Jesus appeared to me.  He gave me new life.  John 14:21.

Every morning, I would seek thy Lord in prayer and remained in His Presence for hours.  The Comforter would faithfully answer me with dreams and ofttimes during that time of our fellowship He revealed to me why it was my loved ones time to be with Him in Glory. Heaven’s response to my many questions about the timing restored my dance, joy, hope and released a glorious new beginning.  Thy Lord is a Wonder! 

Thereafter, one of the Chapters in the Holy Scriptures that kept my heart anchored in hope and staggering not at His promises can be found in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 43 verse 19:  

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” 

Family, I encourage you that if you are in a time of mourning and grieving to increase intimacy with the Lord Jesus.  It is in His Presence where there is fullness of joy, hope is restored, health spring forth and a new beginning arrives.   

I declare healing from mourning, grief and loss come upon you!   

May thy Lord grant the petitions that thou hast asked of Him. 

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In His Presence

by Apostle Tonya

And His brightness was as the light; He had horns coming out of His Hand:  and there was the hiding of His power.  Habakkuk 3:4

There are times spent with thy Blessed Lord Jesus that has moved me to such tears of love for our Master; it eradicated most memories of a painful suffering season as I was taught by the King.  How marvelous! 

One pivotal time I love to share is during fellowship with the Holy Spirit; He lovingly led me to a video to answer me.  In the video, a great leader in the Kingdom began to share the awe of God’s glory.  So beautifully was it described of a time when the leader went to pray for an ailing woman and the glorious Light on her was intensely magnificent.  The love of Jesus was so profound that the mother refused prayer for her healing!  

I wept in awe of the mother’s love for our Beloved King.  As I delighted in Jesus, He revealed His answer to my tears of prayer for my healing.  Preciously, He rested on me, yet I was not content in the suffering.  I wanted what I knew Jesus in His Presence alone could give me; a miracle. 

After hearing the leader share this testimony, I began to ponder about my love for our Lord, the Healer.  If thy Lord had sent someone to me as I rested in Him would I love my Lord more than what He could give to me?  In His goodness, the Lord had graced the dear mother with a grace to suffer.  Did my love for My Lord outweigh my present sufferings to refuse healing for a time?  

Family, His grace is sufficient. I remained by His grace worshiping and loving Him more! The Lord is ever-faithful.   When we yield; He teaches us how to suffer with grace.  “He openeth not His mouth.”  Isaiah 53:7

It is written: 

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.  Isaiah 53:7

In His life on Earth, our Lord taught us how to suffer and how to wait.  It was the joy that was set before Him that caused Christ Jesus to endure the cross.  Hebrews 12:2.  And it is His Joy that is our reward after we have suffered awhile to make us perfect, stablish, strengthen and settle us.  

Beautiful Jesus, we honor and adore You: our Healer!  

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40-Days of Throne Room Prayers

by Apostle Tonya

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. Psalm 65:4

During a long season of consecration with thy Lord Jesus, my upcoming book, “40-Days of Throne Room Prayers” was birthed. I am still overjoyed with tears as I continue to think back on the Blessed Comforter faithfulness to me; for ofttimes intercession, revelations and warfare during that time left me weary.  1 Kings 19:5.  The Lord is faithful, during those moments He would increase His Presence to strengthen me and pray the prayers that I share with you in this book. 

Family, I pray that the Holy Spirit will meet you as you read “Day 40” of 40-Days of Throne Room Prayers.  I decree the Lord shall crownest your year with His goodness!

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Waiting Your Turn

by Apostle Tonya

A few years ago, I was bestowed a dream where thy Lord included my beloved late mother to reveal some of Heaven’s Plan for me. My beautiful mother, full of youth, released the declaration concerning my life with such joy and elation.  Afterwards, surrounded by the awe of God’s glory; my mother and I started to dance together like children.   

In the beginning, I was not quite prepared for the warfare that followed this glorious dream.  Since then, the Holy Spirit has been faithful to teach me: when He reveal Secrets from His Plan; warfare is sure to accompany it. During the waiting of God’s promises which are settled in Heaven is when the enemy will ofttimes come subtly with the spirit of delay to hinder it. We must be diligent to guard our hearts against him stealing the joy of waiting on the Lord. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.  Psalm 27:14

One of our most powerful postures is submission to thy Lord God. In your waiting, ask our Father to giveth you an obedient heart and guard thine heart.

I encourage you to meditate on 1 John 2:17: 

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

Let us remember, for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven. Ofttimes, Father’s timing can cause frustration.  In those times of frustration while waiting, seek Him in prayer; He will strengthen and guide you.  

Be encouraged, so great a cloud of witnesses are watching as you finish the race set before you strong!  

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Travailing in the Spirit

by Apostle Tonya

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.  Psalm 4:1

Before thy Lord Jesus would release me to return to public ministry with the new ministry that He had given to me; the enemy’s plot to destroy my legs had to be overcome in intercession.  

For a few years, a wave of prophets entered into my life and many with the same Word from the Lord God:  “The enemy is trying to cripple you!”  These warnings from Heaven released to the Prophets were given to me before the Lord began to grace me with dreams seeing Him use me.  Father hid this part of my ministry from me for a time. 

Then, the Word of the Lord came again to me as I was in the midst of a transition relocating from my native, New York.  It would be the last Prophetic warning about my legs that I would receive from the Lord.  The prophetic word came with immediate instructions on how to consecrate for seven days.  

The thief had cometh. 

I had no fear.  Thy Holy Spirit was faithful to filleth me with indomitable faith.  The plot to confine me to a wheelchair and steal the Ancient of Days Plan to use my legs and body supernaturally for His Glory was overcome!  The Lord Jesus nailed it to the cross: satan could no longer pick it back up!  

But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.  Psalm 4:3

Our foremother Hannah travailed as written in the Holy Bible, in the First Book of Samuel, chapter one, verses 12 through 15.  For quite a few years, I studied Hannah’s life and it produced within me a deep hunger for birthing the Lord’s promises for the Body of Christ and myself.  As written in Isaiah 66:7-9, thy Lord cometh on His Children with grace and strength to birth His Will and Plans.  It was submission and travailing before our Beloved Lion of Judah that destroyed the works of darkness and kept The Plan.  Proverbs 28:1

When the Holy Spirit giveth us the grace to travail in prayer we must yield to our Dear Comforter, offer Him our sacrifices and trust Him.  Romans 8:26-27. 

Be encouraged in the Lord.  The Lion of Judah, our Beloved Jesus won it all at the Cross! Amen.

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