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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Intimacy with the Lord Jesus

by Apostle Tonya

This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face—even Jacob.  Psalm 24:6

Some time ago, I was watching a Christian television program.  During the program, a man of God who was interviewed began to share a beautiful testimony of intimacy with the Holy Spirit.  I was held by tears as he lovingly shared of his story:  sitting with the Holy Spirit and our Lord’s desire to spend time with us. 

Thereafter, I pondered in my heart the many times I was in thy Lord’s Presence and felt His desire for a deeper fellowship.  My heart began to ache while I reminisced on His pursuit of me. Ofttimes, I would be overwhelmed with the distractions of life and could not bask in His Presence as I should have done.  It was hearing the testimony of the man of God which provoked me to enter into His rest: pouring out my heart to Jesus.

As I remained in rest with thy Lord Jesus, I became enraptured in His Love. There became nothing in my heart I allowed to come near to our Blessed King.  Thy Lord continues to be ever-faithful to speak, sing and most beautifully cause an eruption of joy within me during our times of fellowship.  Acts 2:28

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.  Psalm 16:11

One of my most dearest chapters in the Holy Bible I often delighted in became John chapter 21.  This chapter of our Risen Lord appearing to His Friends and Disciples invokes a river of tears and our Blessed Lord Jesus revealing Himself to me. 

John chapter 21 verse 17: 
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee…

During that time, the anointed soaking music of Alberto and Kimberly Rivera played continuously and forever changed my worship experience.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

May our hearts continue to hunger for Him. Amen! 

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How to Study the Bible

by Apostle Tonya

Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.  Jeremiah 15:16

The most precious time spent with the Blessed Holy Spirit is during my study time.   It is in His Blessed Presence in the stillness whereby yields for me a deeper study and releases, The Feast.

In the Book of Psalms, chapter 46 verse 10, it is written:

“Be still and know that I am God..”

Here are 4 tips to Studying the Bible: 

Soaking 

Before you begin to read the Holy Bible it is best to soak with Holy Spirit and meditate on His Goodness.  The Word of God confirms that we should meditate:  “I will meditate in thy precepts and have respect unto thy ways.”  Psalm 119:25.   

Anointed worshiper, Julie True’ music was introduced to me back in 2014.  Today, her album, “Heaven’s Embrace” remains one of my most favorite albums to soak with the Holy Spirit. 

Pray 

As you are soaking with the Holy Spirit, pray and ask Him to grace you with discernment, understanding, wisdom, knowledge and revelation.  

Take authority over the atmosphere:  bind distractions and loose focus before you begin to read and study.  Matthew 18:18

Use a Journal 

Another item I adore are colorful journals. Journals are where I keep my most precious notes and letters that I write to thy Lord. They are also my first choice to record draft study notes.  

Be sure to have your favorite highlighters when you are studying and meditating on God’s Word.  

“Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.”  Proverbs 8:33

In His faithfulness, the Comforter will speak to you through the holy scriptures and you should be prepared for His instructions when He does.  

When thy Lord reveals to you the deep things to pray for as you are studying; remain faithful and pray scripturally. 

Use a Concordance
One of the most profound keys that thy Lord has revealed to me for a better understanding of the Word of God is a concordance.  If you do not own one, I recommend the purchase of:  “The Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible”. 

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  Matthew 4:4

The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. 

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Exalt Him

by Apostle Tonya

Our hearts must burn for the Lord Jesus the most!  We must let nothing replace our love for Him or come near to the love we have for our Beloved Rose of Sharon, Jesus! 

As it is written in the book of Esther, chapter three verses five and six: 

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.  And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. 

The wicked plot of Haman was conceived in his heart when Mordecai refused to bow down and give reverence to Haman.  Mordecai worshipped thy Almighty God!

Haman, coveting to become a god; attempted to steal hearts from the Lord God.  Yet, he could not; for Mordecai’s heart belongeth to God.  Thus, the wicked plot was devised: annihilate the Jews.

Thy Lord caused Haman and his wicked plot to be destroyed and defeated!

May we stand like Mordecai and keep our hearts full of adoration, worship and reverence for Jesus! 

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.  Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

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We are Seated in Heavenly Places

by Apostle Tonya

For several years, the Holy Spirit has led me to keep a “War Binder.”  It is where I continue to record my assignments when He instructs me to go to war. 

Now through January 31, 2020, you can download my teaching on how to war seated in Heavenly Places.  This teaching also include instructions on how you can create your own War Binder.  Request your free PDF download on the Contact page.

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The Lord’s Splendor

by Apostle Tonya

Most recently, I was blessed to see the Lord’s splendor:  the mountains formed in a small town in Central Pennsylvania.  Thy Lord sent me there to overcome territorial warfare.  When I first arrived for my visit, it was my desire to intercede at the bottom of the mountains.  Instead I was guided by the Holy Spirit to abide safely in my son’s apartment; a short distance to the mountains.  Amos 4:13

As I sit and write, warm tears of joy gently flow down my countenance. Quiet walks and fruitful talks with my son I will forever treasure. How grateful I am for the Lord Jesus’ love bestowed upon me in His Presence.  And I will never forget thy Lord revealing His glory so dramatically to my dear son! 

During our communion, the Lord Jesus revealed to me that He prepared my son for the visit with dreams on how to protect me.  How amazing is the Lord!   I am in awe of Him! 

As we begin the year 2020, I pray that you will take time to love. Ofttimes, I have learned that trials, persecutions, present sufferings and brokenness can suddenly consume us and cause us to forget how to love. 

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:1-2. 

Family, let us not forget to cherish those we love! 

Photo credit: Blue and greens

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My New Book…

During a long season of consecration, I was most blessed as the Holy Spirit began to guide me to begin the writing projects He birthed in me during 2014. 

My new book, “40-Days of Throne Room Prayers” was given to me while I sat with the Holy Spirit preparing to return to public ministry after a time of sabbatical with the Lord.  I am overjoyed with tears as I think back on the Blessed Comforter faithfulness to me; for ofttimes interceding would leave me somewhat weary.  1 Kings 19:5.  The Lord is faithful, during those moments He would increase His Presence to strengthen me and pray the prayers I share in this book.

I am thankful to thy Lord Jesus that the first of my writing projects will be released on February 27, 2020.  May thy Lord be glorified!

For Jesus,

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It is Settled in Heaven..

O God that hearest prayer in the multitude of your mercies we beseech You to incline thine Ear to our voice and supplications.  Father of Glory, remember O Lord thy Word which is forever settled in Heaven about us as written in Psalm 119 verse 89.  Father, we thank You for the grace You have bestowed upon us to stand and tarry as thy Word is tried.  May you continue to grace us to stand until it come.  In the Name of our Lord Jesus.  Amen.

Friends, I pray Abrahamaic blessings upon you and your family in the new year, 2020! 

Celebrating our King Jesus

As you gather together with your family and friends during this most blessed season of celebrating the birth of Christ; I pray you will encounter the presence of Him, our Beloved Lord Jesus! 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

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