3 Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Father God, I thank You that the old me has been buried in the water of baptism and the Blood of Jesus Christ.
Thank You my old soul and spirit are cleansed by the BLOOD of Jesus Christ and purified with Holy Ghost fire.
Thank You, ABBA, for my new life.
Now I keep my eyes on heavenly things because I'm seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:6 is my manifested BIRTHRIGHT.
"And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus..."
I spend my life at Your Throne of Grace, Father God.
I'm at peace now.
I rest in You now.
I trust You, Father God.
Today, I stood at our bedroom window. I knew I needed to go in there to tell ABBA what was on my heart.
That was when I saw a cardinal sitting in the leafless shrub instead of the other leafy shrubs to its right and left.
I was pleasantly surprised at how long it rested there in the middle of the barren shrub.
You could tell it was relaxed because it looked almost inflated, feathers puffed up.
I admired this red messenger who was sent to deliver the answer to the prayer before I even prayed it.
The messenger was quite clear even though the bird didn't utter one word.
I heard trust in the LORD with all of your heart. You see "cardio" means heart. That's what I think of when I see the cardinals.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP) tells us to
5 Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 [a]In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,
And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
Like the bird, ABBA was reminding me to behave like the birds who do not worry about anything.
In fact one week ago, a bird was singing by our son's window.
Then yesterday, February 28, 2021 as I sat at the computer, I heard the same tune.
I started walking around the house to locate where the melody was coming from.
The sound was coming from our bedroom window! The married couples shall REJOICE in their holy marital beds that are in the marriage chambers (bed and heart). Glory to God!
I shared the first encounter with that singing bird on YouTube. I'll share the second one as well.
Matthew 6:26 reads,
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Whatever I am going through, God wanted to reassure me He is right there with me. Selah!
He wanted me to know He is healing my heart.
He wanted to remember this:
Before you call I will answer; while you are still speaking I will hear (Isaiah 65:24).
I don't have to go to anybody. I simply can go to, ABBA.
I do have a selected few who I can confide in, but that's it.
I choose to sit on the leafless shrub of my situation and look up to ABBA for help.
I speak faith to my barren situations and command them to flourish according to Psalm 92:12.
ABBA will cause my life and situation to bloom, blossom, and bear fruit in the mighty name of Jesus Christ (John 15 and Jeremiah 29:11).
Habakkuk 3:17-18 reminds me that "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior."
That cardinal lingered at our window for more than three minutes UNBOTHERED.
My family and I will do likewise.
Isaiah 30:15 is one key of the Kingdom I will continue to use to rest in You, Father God, like that beautiful cardinal bird.
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it."
I believe it was a male cardinal. That is powerful because we are fasting for the husbands, and this is day 21.
The name cardinal is defined as a songbird. We will continue to sing until the LORD in worship. HALLELUJAH.
This is another definition: of the greatest importance; fundamental (cardo means something important and something on which a development turns).
Father God, You, Your Word, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are of cardinal significance in my life. Thank You.
I will sing songs of praise to You forever because of the Blood Your Son shed for me to live forever with You. Thank You, ABBA.
The word cardinal also means “serving as a hinge.” A door (Jesus or blessed opportunities)
is supported by hinges.
The hinges are symbolic of God, Holy Spirit, the Word, Jesus, covenant, hope, breakthrough, access, freedom, fellowship with God (Psalm 24), heart, etc.
The hinge is a joint that fastens two pieces of an object together and causes one part to swing open.
Father God, thank You that Jesus is the door and the hinges because of You, and we are joint heirs with Jesus.
John 10:7 is our BIRTHRIGHT.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep."
Revelation 3:20 reads,
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
My heart is open to You, Father God.
Romans 8:17 is also our manifested portion. HALLELUJAH!
"Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."
And concerning our marriages,
Mark 10:9 is our BIRTHRIGHT.
"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
HALLELUJAH! Thank You, Father God, for Your cardinal Word that is fulfilled concerning us.
Therefore, we can stand still in patient love and obedience, knowing that You will take supply all of our needs as long as we "keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God."
HALLELUJAH! Matthew 6:33 is fulfilled in our lives right now to infinity at superluminary speed in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Selah. Amen.
I seal this prayer, our families, and us with the Blood of Jesus Christ and with the seal of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
After I released this word, the website that I have had for years SHUT DOWN! GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!
That level of warfare always tells me that the blessing is GREAT!
Hallelujah! Let me go and get my praise on.
Then I woke up today and the website it back up!!
I will be like the cardinal. UNBOTHERED! I will TRUST in the LORD and not be moved!
I heard in my spirit as I was just waking up, "The cardinal was in the middle of the shrub, hiding, and it was QUIET." Thank You, Holy Spirit. Confirmation!
I will remain beneath the wings of the Most High and will listen while He speaks to me, while He teaches me. Selah. My alone time with Him is important. Psalm 91 is my BIRTHRIGHT.
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