By Apostle Tonya
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the Heaven and in a season of testing and editing of my life thy Lord God most faithfully revealed His purposes for me in the Earth and commanded me as He had to our Forefather Abraham: to get thee out of thy native until a land that I will shew thee. Genesis 12:1
For such a time, I most certainly delighted in thy Lord in hours of prayer and sitting quietly with Him; pouring out my love to our Beautiful, Beloved Master. It was where I became most comfortable. Throughout my life, I spent surrounded by many people and was never alone for any great length of time. Suddenly, my most dearest sisters, friends of whom held memories with me for decades thy Master was drawing me away from to His Chambers for what would become a long season of isolation. Looking back at these moments of a pivotal path in my new journey to serve was certainly the genesis of a life dwelling in the Ancient of Days Chambers.
Ofttimes the Holy Spirit was faithful to lead me to take long strolls throughout my hometown whereby thy Lord was instructing me to leave and in this I was filled with such joy as I worshipped Him. At times during my walks with thy Lord, I would ofttimes be carried away in the spirit as I worshipped Him and lifted up my arms in the air. Yet, sorrow had entereth my heart as I pondered on the memories and love wherefore the Master was asking of me to sacrifice. Perhaps my heart responded to the Risen Lord as the Disciples had when our Lord sat intimately with them in the Book of John, Chapter 16 verse 6:
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
It was settled in Heaven. My time had come to an end in my beloved hometown and the time to enter into the new land promised to me wherefore I was most afraid. Yet, thy Lord is ever-faithful. Shortly after this, the Spirit of God bestowed upon me a dream wherefore caused me to be awakened with a reminder of the fragility of life with Blessed Words lovingly cautioning me to obey Him no matter the cost.
One glorious afternoon, I was invited to lunch with a Daughter of Zion, a Seer also from New York. She was most faithful to yield to the Lord and giveth me encouragement to heal the sorrow that had come with His commandment to depart from my hometown. As we delighted in fellowship, thy Lord’s magnificent splendor was revealed in an intimate restaurant in Brooklyn. Suddenly as I sat across from the precious daughter she plainly declared, Apostle Tonya, there are Angels all around you! They are standing behind you. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had answered. The Angels were released to help me to fulfil destiny.
Thy Lord is most kind. I surely love Him more than these; yet the sacrifice of leaving my family and spiritual family behind caused great sorrow and with the blessed Heavenly Encounter help for me was released from the celestial realm to cross over. Psalm 103:20
Ofttimes during seasons of promotion and testing the Lord God will trieth our hearts to test its pure love for Him. The Lord God is a Jealous God and command we love Him with all our heart, soul and mind. And there are times in our walk with the Blessed Lord when we may become frustrated with His Plan. I implore you to remaineth obedient, minister to thy Lord in worship, seek wise counsel, walk in faith-filled shoes and trust in the Holy One with all thine heart.
Jesus Lord, my best love Thou Art; we two never, ever will part; thy Dear Presence is all my breath and might; Thy Dear Smile is all my delight.
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