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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Prophetic Vision of Former Vice President Joe Biden

By Apostle Tonya

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  John 16:13

The Blessed Holy Spirit began speaking to me His Will for the 2016 Presidential campaign just a few months before the general election.  In a series of prophetic dreams, He revealed to me that Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence would be elected as the President and Vice President of the United States.  

In this election, the Lord has spoken differently to me than in 2016.  Most recently, the Lord graced me with a vision of Presumptive Democratic Nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.  In this profound vision, the Lord showed me the former Vice President’ head where the brain is located.  

Let us continue to seek the Lord and pray His Will for this 2020 election.  Amen. 

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Entering God’s Rest

By Apostle Tonya

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.  Hebrews 4:10

There was a time when the Blessed Holy Spirit began guiding me to study the life of Saint Teresa of Ávila, a life dedicated to the Lord Jesus in suffering, sacrifice and prayer.  The study about her life of service unto the Lord became most rewarding to me and the trajectory of my life increased in hunger and fullness for holiness.  In the Autobiography of St. Teresa of Ávila, she recounted her suffering of debilitating headaches and her desire for an ordinary life with Jesus.  Most dear to me was an account of her kneeling in prayer when the Holy Spirit came upon her and she suddenly began to ascend.  In this account of the Comforter using St. Teresa of Ávila for His glory, she recorded that ofttimes she would plead with Him to cease using her body and would ask the sisters to sit on her.  I wonder what the Blessed Holy Spirit may have thought as His precious Daughters tried to overpower Him!  For His glory is not ours. 

It is written that our Risen Lord stood in the midst in the Book of John 20:26:

And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

Quite like, St. Teresa of Ávila I have pleaded with the Holy Spirit to cease using me in this manifestation of His glory.  I am hopeful that His grace for me to accept it will rest upon me for my lifetime.

The Father is kind.  A few weeks ago, He gifted me with an experience of His rest at a special place wherefore I am most grateful to have enjoyed.  It is my heart’s desire to give to women who are preparing for ministry a holy place to rest in Him.  I am in awe that the Lord answered my hearts prayer to experience a rest on the grounds of a convent; generations of sisters offering the sacrifice of righteousness to our Beloved Father.  The Rose of Sharon’ blessed fragrance filled my days of rest as I enjoyed quiet walks with Him and sitting alone in an marvelous chapel filled with His precious glory.  I am grateful.

The pandemic has left many of us fatigued, desiring rest, seeking thy Lord for direction in our lives, marriages, churches and ministries.  I encourage you who are weary from the pandemic’s affect on your lives, and intercessors who have been in a season of warfare to be sensitive to the Lord’s leading to cease from your works and enter into His blessed rest.  For our Father reminds us, it is good for us to draw unto Him, put our trust in Him to declare all His works.  

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  Hebrews 4:9

May the Lord strengthen you. Amen.

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Prophetic Dream of an Attack

By Apostle Tonya

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.  Proverbs 18:10

After months of prayer, our Beloved Lord Jesus has instructed me to release this prophetic dream publicly.  

It was immediately after early morning prayer when the Blessed Holy Spirit graced me with a short warning dream.  The dream revealed what appeared to be a terrorist attack in one of the five boroughs of New York City. 

In this dream, I saw bright blue skies. Then, I heard this loud explosion.  I looked in the direction of the sound and saw smoke rising; nothing else could be seen.  As the smoke intensified and continued going upward I knew in my spirit that vehicles were engulfed in its horror.  

The explosion appeared far-reached as I saw it violently travel.  There were no crowds or parked cars where the Lord had me in the dream.  Thereafter, the Holy Spirit showed me just one person running away from the terror as it quickly traveled toward him/her.  

I heard emergency personnel: loud sirens everywhere.  Yet, the Lord did not show me any of the EMS workers.  Amen. 

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7 

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Think on These Things

By Apostle Tonya

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue; and if there by any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

O God that Hearest prayers in the multitude of Your mercies we ask You to incline thine Ear to our voice and supplications. O God of Hosts, Hear our cry. Lord, You promised what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if we have ought against any: that our Father also which is in Heaven may forgive you your trepasses. Father, we forgive those that have hurt, abandoned, rejected, dishonored, gossiped and slandered us.

In Jesus Name, we declare the Blessed Holy Spirit has unlimited access to our minds and we ask You to govern our thoughts. We pray that whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, are of good report that You would grace us to meditate on those things. Thank You Beloved Lord for Your faithfulness to purify our thoughts. Thank You for receiving our prayer. We bless You, O Holy Lord. Amen.

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Devotional for Today

By Apostle Tonya

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18

Father, we enter into Your Blessed Presence by the Precious Blood of Your Son, Jesus. We thank You Father for the new mercies given to us when You opened our eyes to see the glorious morning sun. We thank You for causing us to hear Your lovingkindness today. We thank You that Your Word says that Your sheep knoweth Your voice and another voice it shall not hear. We thank You for speaking to us today and we thank You for grace to resist the enemy’s temptations to give ear to him. Father, we declare this is the day that You O God have orchestrated in Heaven for us and we shall rejoice in it.

We giveth unto You praise, glory and honour, Father. In the Name of our Beloved, Lord Jesus, Amen.

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Walk in His Love

By Apostle Tonya

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. Ascribe ye strength unto God: His Excellency is over Israel, and His Strength is in the clouds.

O God, thou art terrible out of thy Holy places: the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Holy Lord, we bless You for this new day that You have given to us. Together, we declare the former things have passed away. We thank You for Your Restoration Plan for our lives. Father, we thank You that You have remembered all that has been lost and are strengthening us and healing our wounds.

Lord, we thank You for giving us Your heart. And we pray according to Your lovingkindness that You would now bestow upon us Your greater grace to love one another the way that You love us. Jehovah God, we promise to giveth to You all the praise, glory and honor and seal this prayer with the Precious Blood of the Lamb. Amen.

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Morning Devotional

By Apostle Tonya

And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the Body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. John 19:39-40

O God that Hearest prayer in the multitude of thy mercies we pray that thou would incline thine Ear unto our voice. We pray believing according to Your Word in the Book of Mark, Chapter 11, verse 24: Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Blessed Father, we put You in Remembrance of Your Word and plead together according to Isaiah 43:26. Father God, as it is written in the Book of John, Chapter 19 verses 39 and 40: Nicodemus helped prepare our Lord’s Body for burial. Father, You opened Nicodemus’ heart to love Your Son and receive Him. We pray that You would also open the eyes of our enemies seeking to destroy us. Holy Spirit, we ask You to open their hearts, turn it from wickedness and give them love for us. We thank You Father in the end; Nicodemus loved Jesus more than the Jews.

Father God, we declare we will extol thee, our God, O King; and will bless thy Name for ever and ever. In the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Thy Kingdom Come

By Apostle Tonya

Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. Esther 7:8

Father of Glory, it is a good thing to give thanks to You O Lord. Together,
we sing praises to Your glorious Name O Holy One of Israel. We bless and thank You for Your faithfulness to us. We bless You for the grace to walk in our dominion and authority. We decree that we are victorious in our Beloved Christ Jesus. We decree the enemy’s wicked devices against marriages are now destroyed. Thy Kingdom come.

I seal this prayer in the Blessed Name of Your Son, Yeshua HaMashiach. Amen.

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The Lovingkindness of God

By Apostle Tonya

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 36:7

Most recently, I was sent by thy Lord to travel to a certain place.  Before I embarked on this travel, I was in the midst of warfare whereby had become a distraction for assignments against me that were time-released.  For this trip would be life changing; not only for me, but for others.  Moments after my feet touched the soil on this land; there the enemy waited for his defeat.

During our time of fellowship, the Comforter began to bring to my remembrance a vision He had graciously bestowed upon me just a few days earlier.  In the vision, I was given specific instruction from thy Lord to check-in to a certain hotel a few miles away from my accommodations.  Upon my arrival at this hotel, I was met with such kindness with a hotel representative.  It had only been a few moments after my arrival before I would see the Lord Jesus use the employee to give me comfort.  

Ofttimes, when the Lord reveal such a warning as He had for me to leave a place; a glorious revelation will come forth.  For quite some time, I had been contending against a spirit of dishonor that was attacking my ministry.  This became a concern for the Lord God who is faithful to perfect what concerns us.  

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:  thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever.. Psalm 138:8

In this sent place, there would come to be a small incident with my reservations.  As I waited to be accommodated, I meditated on the will of the Lord for me at the hotel while Angels that were surrounding me had increased.  Moments later, the hotel representative returned and offered me a dessert.  Thereafter, the representative escorted me from a small waiting area to a luxurious seating area.   In His lovingkindness, the Lord used the representative to continue to serve me in what was reminiscent of a scene from a classic movie; with mid-western hospitality and all that reminded me of Heaven.

The Beautiful Lord using the kindness of a stranger to attend to me would move my heart to tears.  Then, I was safely escorted to my room which was prepared for me by Heaven.  

The Lord is kind.  I encourage you to walk in this blessed character of Jehovah Tsidkenu with the Body of Christ and your families.  Amen. 

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For Such a Time as This

By Apostle Tonya

Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. Esther 5:1-2

Jehovah Tsidkenu, our Righteous Father, we shall praise Your Magnificent Name with a new song, and will magnify You with thanksgiving. We thank You that You are our Alpha and Omega, Author and Finisher, the Great Architecture and Engineer of our lives.

Father of Glory, we come boldly before the throne of grace to beseech You to clothe us in the new. Holy One, we ask for Heaven’s Royal garments. We pray also for the Precious Holy Spirit to giveth us favor and good courage. In the Blessed Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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Image: 2006 (c) Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). “One Night with the King”

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