The Strongest Emotion Is Love

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The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.” Matthew 11:19

I cannot stand judgmental Christians. Strange thing about that statement is that I used to be one of them.

Through a series of circumstances God began to lead me into a glorious discovery. The very people we might deem as hopeless sinners are the ones we need to reach the most. If we cut these people out of our lives completely they will never see the change that God makes in a person’s life.

Jesus was criticized for hanging out with certain people in Matthew 9:11,12,13 we read the following;

11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

We need to go into a hurting world and be an example of unconditional love.

One day, as I was looking for a parking space in a shopping center, I saw a woman who got out of her car, slammed the door and then turned around and gave me a dirty look as I drove by her. I didn’t even know the woman.

It was obvious that she was angry. That anger was enveloping every cell of her being at that moment. So she was going to direct that anger at anyone who came within her view.

Now, we could think, “Wow, that woman is a real witch!” The truth of the matter is that we don’t know what her life was like that day, or any other day. Perhaps she had been abused in one way or the other. Perhaps she was losing her home. Perhaps she had lost her job that day.

The point is that instead of judging her behavior, God has taught me to pray for people like that and to not take it personally.

We live in a hurting world, and it’s going to get a lot worse before it’s over and done with.

I love the quote by Mother Theresa that says, “When you judge people you have no time to love them.”

When God starts working on an area of our lives, like judgment, He will bring all sorts of situations involving people that we might feel like judging. That’s what he does with me and I know that He is no respecter of people. I fight that with the Word. There is not one problem that is thrown at us that we cannot counter with the Word.

When I find myself wanting to judge something or someone I repeat in my mind, or out loud depending on where I am at the time, “Judge not lest you be judged!” That scripture keeps me from judging and helps me to clear my mind to love.

Nothing turns unbelievers away from Christ like some of His people. Hurting people need love, not judgment. I have never known any sinner who found God because of someone’s judgment of him or her. They come to Christ through observing people who are loving and kind to them.

I am not suggesting that we spend a lot of time around people who are verbally, emotionally and physically abusing us. In that case it’s better to leave and leave them to God.

I am simply talking about people whose lifestyle is not like ours. If we don’t show God’s kind of love to everyone we miss the very point of Christian living.

Galatians 5:22-23 lists nine aspects of “fruit of the spirit,” the first of which is love. No matter how smart, gifted or successful we are without love life is empty and meaningless. If we never give it we become self-centered and demanding. If we never receive it, we’ll constantly strive for acceptance and approval.

When God’s love flows in and through us we become more like His son. When others observe us, they will be drawn to the Savior, because God’s love never fails.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Staying Inside The Fence

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Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.
 Matthew 5:12

This past week God has been dealing with me regarding backsliding and why it seems to be so hard for people to stay true to God these days.

Truthfully, I know a whole lot about backsliding as a Christian believer because I did it for a long time. I would go one step forward with God and then I would take two back.

I wanted to be like everyone around me. I wanted to “have my cake and eat it too.” I would dabble in all kinds of things that were not good for me. These things included, relationships, recreational drugs, alcohol and New Age things that interested me.

The very first time something around me went wrong I would say, “To heck with it, if I am going to have all these hard situations around me I might as well have fun in the meantime.”

It’s only been the last 7 years that I have totally been sold out for God. God worked on me for a long time until I totally surrendered my whole soul to Him and knew that I never wanted to go back into the crazy, chaotic, drama filled life I had lived.

No one is perfect. Not your pastor, your counselor, your TV pastor, your best friend or someone you highly admire. The only good example we have for life is Christ. When we keep our eyes on a “person,” and that person falls back into trouble, then we have our faith rattled. We forget that we are all in suits of flesh, and until we die we are going to be tempted to do some crazy things that are not good for us.

God went out of His way to teach me about the “frailty” of some “human beings,” I admired. The last straw was when a man who is the head of a large nationwide psychological group came to ME for counseling and told me to never tell anyone about it. It was then God taught me that psychiatrists and psychologists don’t live stress free lives either. We all put our legs in our pants one leg at a time. After that sad realization I have learned to keep my eyes of God and wait for Him to guide me. Sometimes I forget and when I do I learn quickly that no one but God can truly guide me.

Be kind to your “teachers,” counselors and pastors. Give them a big hug. It’s hard when you realize that people constantly judge you and look at you to be perfect. No one knows better then each of those people how human we all our, and if they don’t they will soon fall because God wants to chase that “ego,” right out of them.

When you want to get free of something you need to find a counselor that understands you. I counsel a lot of love addicts because I spent years in love addictive behavior and I know what it’s all about. It’s different then other addictions, but it can still destroy and take over your life if you let it.

God had to literally remove all my props to get through to me. He might be doing that to you too if you find a lot of people leaving your life. Especially those you depend up to help you when you need emotional counsel.

There is another reason people leave, too, that I would like to just briefly touch on. They are not ready to totally commit it all to God at this point and having YOU around lets them know that God is able to deal with and change anyone and they don’t want to change yet. Now that’s not why commitment phobic leave love addicts, but that’s for another time, I am not dealing with that in this teaching.

When we are double-minded, and backsliding, God can’t bring forth the real plan He has for our lives. The reason is that He wants to use us as witnesses of His transformation power and truth be told a lot of people will just sit around and hope we fall flat on our faces so they can say, “I told you nothing has changed him or her!”

A lot of people will stop reading right here. They will think, “Oh, I don’t want to listen to this Christian self-righteous behavior BS. God loves me just as I am!” In a way they are right. God loves us too much to leave us in the trough groveling with pigs. We are His kids, He took all of the sin we had, and would ever have, when He died on the cross for us.

When I talk about these things please do not think I am pointing out one group of people. This isn’t about gay people, transgender people or married people or single people or so called “straight” people. This is simply saying that WHATEVER your current lifestyle is, God wants it dedicated exclusively to following Him. Not following a religion but following Him.

God catches fish and then cleans them up. Not the other way around. No one sin is any worse then the other, but some folks like to act high and mighty and believe that they are better then someone who doesn’t sin in the same way they do.

I like to think of God’s law as a fence. When we are children perhaps our parents say to us, “Stay inside this fence!” But, like all children we don’t want to stay inside of that fence. We think we want to go outside and find out what’s out there. We don’t realize that we could get hit by a car or grabbed by a maniac. We just think our parents are mean for making us stay inside that fence.

They do that because they love us, we are precious to them and they don’t want us to get hurt.

God’s moral laws are also for the same reason. He knows that there are things out there that can hurt us if we play with them.

Going out with someone who is not your spouse or partner is much the same way. It starts out simply. Perhaps you decide to meet with this person for dinner. You feel a bit strange about it but you think, “its only dinner!” what can happen?” Then perhaps you start talking to this person and emotionally bonding. You tell them things that are about your spouse, “after all everyone needs someone to talk to,” you think. And then if you are a Christian you might think about what God says about adultery but you brush that off by saying, “God knows I need someone to talk too!” Then it goes on awhile and someone says to you, “I think you better be careful there!” You then try to convince them, and yourself, that, “We are just friends, nothing is going on!” Then it keeps going and before you know it you are having an affair and lose your relationship and all that goes with that.

I could go on, but you get my drift here. All moral failings start by convincing ourselves that we are doing nothing wrong. But when we then see the consequences of our behavior we often blame it on God. “Why didn’t you stop me? Why did you let me get involved in this?”

Beloved, it’s called free will and God wants us to love Him enough to live the way He tells us to live. It’s our fence and we may not be mature enough yet to understand it but it’s there for a reason.

God wants us to endure situations and learn from them. He tells us that as hard as it is to do that, it is worth it and GREAT is our reward.

Bad moral decisions are ALWAYS preceded by a series of unwise decisions that we first talk ourselves into.

I don’t care who you are or how old you are, the temptations of life never quit. The secret to overcoming them is to realize what a wonderful God we have that desires only the best and brightest things for us! He tries hard to keep us from losing our souls because of His strong love for us. Today, if you are being tempted to do something that isn’t good for you, and you know it, surrender it to God and know that He has so much in store for you and your obedience is going to lead you to a wonderful truth that God loves you more then you could ever imagine!

May God’s best be present in your life, now and forever!

In His Never-Failing Love,

Cathie

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

It’s Time To Unpack Our Baggage

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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3

Around the time of the holidays, on TV, I often saw people with a lot of baggage trying to get out of town. It seemed to me that the more baggage people took with them the harder it was to travel.

That got me to thinking that the more baggage we take with us when we decide to surrender our lives to Christ the harder the “trip” is going to be. Remember that saying that was popular for a while, “Don’t date so and so they have a lot of baggage!”

Everyone has baggage from their past. Your baggage might be different then my baggage, but all of us have things from our past that we would like to unpack and be done with.

Last year there was several area’s of my life that God wanted me to bring in alignment with His will.

As I would go about learning the life lessons often thoughts of the past hounded me. I knew it was Satan, because God forgives our sinful past, then forgets it. Satan often will use people, full of the devil, to bring things from our pasts to mind also. That’s human nature and Jesus knew that it was and that’s why He told the people stoning the woman caught in the act of adultery, ‘Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone.” Of course, no one threw another stone because, as the Word says, “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”

When we come back to Christ we have to unpack our baggage, and make ourselves at home with our new life in Christ. As we unpack we find that some things need to be completely thrown away, some things need to be mended to be useful again, and some things simply have to be kept because we can’t avoid them.

We can throw away anything that doesn’t line up with a Christian life. We have some areas of our lives that hurt other people and those things require a bit of mending. We have family that will probably be with us until we go to eternity and those relationships cannot be avoided and so we may spend a lot of time proving, to those who know us well, that we are not the same person that we used to be.

If we spend a lot of time dwelling on our past we cannot move forward into the plans that God has for our lives.

A lot of people get stuck because they relive the past situations in their mind and it daily brings them down. They remember what this one or the other one said or did and they dwell on that. They take that baggage with them everywhere they go. You can tell because they are always on the offence, they are overly sensitive and they just can’t quit talking about these things or those people who hurt them.

I think the only time talking about our past is a good thing is when we are ministering to someone that is trying to overcome the same things we have, through Christ, and we can testify to them how God has brought us out of the pit and set our feet on solid ground.

Other then that, LET IT GO. Leave it behind you, because if God has forgotten the past you should too! When I counsel with someone who has a lot of past issues I like to have them picture putting all that hurtful stuff in a big basket. Then I tell them to take it, metaphorically, to God. I tell them to picture themselves laying the basket at His feet. It’s His now, He died on the Cross in order to take all of our sins upon Himself. Leave it at His feet and do not dare to take it back from Him.

It takes time. Satan often brings things to our minds that are hurtful. We have to recognize where any thoughts that do not line up with the will of God come from. Then we can capture those thoughts, and know that an attack on our minds has come. Then we simply do as Jesus did when Satan came to Him in the wilderness and quote the Word of God back to Him.

The scripture I use when that happens to me is the following; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Unpack the baggage from your past, lay it at the foot of Jesus and let it go! If you have friends that are not willing to do the same I advise you to let them go too. When you were “acting up” it gave them a chance to keep the attention off of their issues by talking about you. Now that you have changed they will either find another scapegoat or have to deal with their own issues.

In God’s Unconditional Love,

Cathie

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Seeing Ourselves As God Sees Us

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The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4

This year, more then any other I have had before, my constant prayer is that God will use me in mighty ways to make changes in other peoples lives. I have had people in my walk with the Lord that have made a mighty impact in my life. Some of them will never know what a mighty impact they have made. Words they have spoken into my life have floated back into my head just at the times I have needed those words. Things people have done for me, when I was down and out, have really stayed in my memory too. So I want to make an impact. Not for the world to know about but for that one person to think about somewhere down the road, as I have thought about others who sowed into my life.

I believe that when we bring our prayers to God and we ask Him to use us, we better be ready. He won’t do it in the way we expect Him too. That brings me to something that happened yesterday that I would love to share with you.

I live in El Prado, NM that is just outside of Taos, NM. I do my shopping in Taos. So yesterday, I had to go to the post office and then to the grocery store. Truthfully, I wasn’t dwelling on, or even thinking of, the prayer above. I was going about my errands and singing along to my Barry and Batya Segal CD in the car.

Now Taos is an interesting place for a Christian to live. If ever there was a place that needed the healing power of God this is the place. The majority of them do not want a personal relationship with God. This isn’t a place to talk love; it’s a place to walk love.

Things happen here that don’t happen anywhere else. There is a saying here, that I learned after the first year, “This is Taos,” whenever something odd, or bizarre happens it is overlooked because “This is Taos.”

So because “This is Taos,” I wasn’t surprised at all when a woman approached me as I was putting my groceries in the back of the car. It was early morning and cold and she was bundled up and so was I. She started to speak and it was so cold her breath could literally be seen flowing from her mouth. She approached me and opened a pouch, in the pouch was several pairs of beautiful earrings that she had made. She asked me if I would like to buy a pair of earrings. Sometimes I do because I have a couple of online businesses from which I sell jewelry. This time I had no extra money.

I have a habit of looking people squarely in the eyes. The Natives Americans are often very spiritual in their own way. She was sizing me up and noticing my intent gaze at her face.

She said as she pointed to a place beside her nose, “Do you see this on my face?” Then she said, “I was burned as a child.”

The truth is that until that very moment I hadn’t even noticed that. I replied truthfully, “ I hadn’t even noticed that. You have such a beautiful personality that is all I saw.”

She startled me then because she got tears in her eyes and replied, “That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me!” She was young and very self-conscious. I said, “Well it’s the truth,” and she said softly, “Thank-you” and went on her way.

I got into my car and my heart was breaking for that young woman. God gave me discernment that the woman had been told for so long that she was unattractive that she believed it. She was sure that everyone who looked at her saw her facial imperfections. Truthfully, I did not. She was bright, bubbly and friendly. That is all I saw.

There are so many times when we feel that we have to be perfect looking. We are told that if we are not perfect in face and figure, we are “less then.” How many people have been bullied into thinking they are not attractive? How many of us have a feature that we don’t like and obsess on that, like that woman did?

In God’s eyes we are all beautiful! God had me experience looking at that woman and seeing only beauty. The same thing He see’s when He looks at you and me.

I said to God, “What just happened here God?” What was the meaning of this interaction?” It was so clear to me that God had made sure that I was simply a vessel He used to build up that woman’s self esteem. His words for her flowed out of me without me having to think of them. That’s how I knew it was a God thing.

God spoke to my heart. “You have had days in the past when you didn’t understand one thing or the other about yourself. You questioned me as to why you were born with this imperfection or the other. You, and all my children, were born exactly as you are to fit into my plan. Had you not had insecurities about your own looks you would not have had the compassion you did for the woman I sent across your path today! I have a purpose for everything I do. You were destined before you were born for this very moment in time. “

Tears filled my eyes. God is answering my prayer to bring hurting people across my path and I believe everyday He can bring them across your path also beloved. Every tear we have shed and every hurt we have endured and overcome has prepared us to be used for His glory and to give love, compassion and hope to those He sends to us!

You are His beautiful child, the apple of His eye. Every imperfection you think you see was put there for His glory. It is a reflection of Him, and starting right this minute you will never again think of yourself as anything but perfect!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie     www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Casting Our Faith Into Deep Waters

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When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets. When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break Luke 5:4-6

So often in life we have times that we are ready to give up. In the natural nothing is happening in our situations and we believe, in the natural, nothing IS going to happen.

Peter was a fisherman. That was his trade and what he was doing when the Master called him. He was good at it because, apparently, he had been doing it his entire life. Now it is interesting to note that he fished at night because that was the best time to catch fish.

Yet, doing everything the same way he always did it, that night he caught no fish.

In the midst of that Jesus comes along and tells him to try something else. Now, I believe, that Peter was obedient to Jesus, yet in his heart of hearts was probably thinking, “Give me a break, I am a fisherman, I know what works here and what doesn’t. I will show Him respect, but we aren’t going to catch any fish! They simply are not biting!”

At the point of giving up we all feel the same. We have prayed, we may have fasted and nothing is moving forward for us. This is the point where we often feel we can’t go on anymore. This is the point in which we often believe that God has turned His back and just isn’t listening to us.

Simon Peter was at that point. He had tried all night; no fish at all were in his net. He was tired and decided, undoubtedly, to pull in the nets and go home.

Yet, at the very last minute, Jesus comes along and makes a suggestion to do things a different way and, low and behold, the fishing nets come up full of fish.

Beloved, no matter how smart we think we are, how well we think we know the way things “should” work in our situations, Jesus often surprises us, usually at the last minute, as it was with Simon Peter, and does things in a way we never dreamed of to give us a miracle!

What if Simon had decided to trust his own judgment and not that of the Lord? He could have become stubborn and decided that he knew all about fishing and Jesus was wrong. He could have thought, “Please, that’s not going to work. I am going home!” With that attitude he would never have seen the miracle.

Today, I would like to encourage you to keep on doing all you know is right to do and then quit fretting over the situation.

God is faithful. When the time is completely right and in a way we usually don’t think of, He comes in and gives us a miracle.

Quit fretting and going on and on in your mind, and with friends, about how you feel like giving up.

You have prayed and God has heard. Go on in faith knowing you will get your miracle, regardless of how empty your “nets” look now! It takes casting your faith into the “deep” waters and then staying there until your miracle occurs.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

Black Bird Bye Bye

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Sorry, in advance for the length of this blog, but there was no other way to tell the story!

I was shocked yesterday to realize it’s been over a week since I last blogged. There is a reason for that. I have been praying for a way to explain the New Year’s 2015 message I got from the Lord this year.

If you have been reading my blog for a few years, and some of my followers have been, then you know that at the end of every year I sit down in my prayer chair and I begin to pray and seek the Lord regarding the following year.

God’s message to me this year didn’t happen that way. In fact, it was such a miracle that He shared it with another person so that there would be no question of it’s being real.

This year God gave me a tangible vision, which He shared with my husband Chuck at the same time. I have been a person who believes in sign and wonders since the early 80’s when I first received a messenger from God in my living room. The splendor of that vision stayed with me for a week or more. I say this to say that I am open to God working in signs and miracles. My husband, with a doctorate in Old Testament studies, is a different story entirely.

God has a sense of humor, and sometimes the things He does leave us wondering what He is doing. I have, however, walked with Him long enough to know that His ways are perfect. His timing is perfect and He has a plan for our lives and if we allow Him to take the reigns He will walk us into it.

A little background on my marriage: I have been cleaning out my archives on here but if you go to my website you can read about my journey and how God brought me my perfect mate. Not when I thought I was ready, but when God KNEW I was ready.

I played around with God for years after I accepted Him into my heart 38 years ago. God was always with me, but I was willful and took Him along into one mess after the other. The messes got so bad that I finally decided to do things His way and I then totally surrendered to Him and began to really KNOW Him. He became first in my life and finally He could work with me.

After five years of sitting at His feet I began to pray for a Christian husband. I had been told by God that I must now stay celibate until I was married to the guy he was going to send. That fact alone chased most of my suitors off, and a lot of them were Christians.

It seemed to me that God was slow. During this time I made a list of everything I wanted in a Christian man. I kept it in my bible, I looked at it every day and I determined not to waiver in what I wanted. I wanted a man who studied the bible, who prayed daily, who was a giver, and who was sold out for Jesus and a Messianic believer as I am. I also wanted him to be tall, have a decent job, and a beard. Go figure?

One day I was going through a drive up at Taco Bell at lunchtime. I was waiting when I heard the voice of the Lord tell me to take every bit of money I had in my purse, after I paid for my food, and give it to the lady at the window. Like I often do I started reasoning with the Lord. I said to Him, “God you have to be kidding. I just paid all my bills and it’s two weeks until payday!” God repeated what He wanted me to do. My life lessons had taught me that I better obey Him. I got to the window and after I had paid for my burrito I took the rest of the money in my purse, and gave it to the women telling her, “The Lord spoke to my heart to give you this.” She broke down in tears and told me that her child was ill and she was working two jobs and she needed money for utilities desperately. That’s how God can work if you are open to it.

Driving off I half-heartedly said to the Lord, “Okay God, I am naming that seed “A Christian husband.” God gives seed to the sower, and there is nothing wrong with naming your seed. No farmer goes out to plant a field without knowing exactly what he wants to grow in that field.

A week later at a conference of Christian and Jews I met my husband. I didn’t even like him at first. He lived in Denver at the time and I lived in Albuquerque. He took my number and asked if he could call me. I said “yes.” We talked for sometime and at a point He said, “I would like to come visit you for a weekend.” I told him, “That’s fine but I will not have sex with you. God has told me to stay celibate until marriage.” I thought, like most that would drive him off. Instead, he said, “God has told me the same thing, no problem.” He came to visit and we spent the whole weekend in my living room doing a bible study. The rest is history and that was in October and by the end of that December we got married. I never questioned the “quickness” of it, because I knew it was God’s will. There was a peace that settled over me the first time I saw Chuck.

God did not bring us together because we were alike. He brought us together to complete each other. Chuck knows the Word. He is totally sold out for Jesus because of it and he can even tell you the bloodline of Mary and why God chose her to be the mother of Yeshua. I, on the other hand, was weak on the Word. I knew all the faith scriptures and I had an intimate relationship with Jesus. I am touchy feely and Chuck was not at the time. I am good at encouraging people and Chuck was not. Over the years we have been married the good points of the other have worn off on us. Now, we walk together in unity. That is not to say we don’t disagree occasionally, but when you consider that we are together pretty much 24-7 I think we get along great. God knows what He is doing.

I said all the above to let you know that over the years Chuck has come to see the miracles I walk in and now he is not surprised to see how God works with me. God now works with us both in signs and wonders.

I was wondering why during prayer God was not giving me a yearly message. I have learned to “lean on the Lord with all my heart and not my own understanding.” Still, I was wondering what the deal was.

I was underneath the sink trying to fix a clog. It was New Years Day. January 1, 2015. A day that will live in my mind forever.

As I am known to do, during the day, I started praising God. Suddenly I looked up and in the little atrium outside of the kitchen window, I saw blackbirds of some sort coming to the tree there, the top of the flat roof on the back part of the house, where I pray often and seek Gods’ will, was visible from that window.

I saw what had to be, at that moment, 500 hundred black birds back there. I had never seen anything else like it in the four years I have lived here. Yes, we get black birds occasionally, but nothing like this. I called Chuck from his office. “Come here, you have to see this!” He came to the window and said, “What’s going on?” I said, “Look at all these black birds, what kind are they?” “I’m not sure,” he said. Then my skeptical, prior IT project manager, who needs an explanation for most things before he see’s it as a SIGN, said, “I have never seen anything like this in my life, it’s like the movie “The Birds!”

As we continued to look more blackbirds came. We later thought there must have been a thousand of them. There was so many that they were making so much noise, by chattering and flapping of wings, that all three of our dogs started barking. Neither Chuck nor I said a word. We were too shocked by what we saw and heard. All of a sudden the birds appeared to see something. They quickly began to move away from the house. This house is on over two acres. We watched as the black birds started to fly towards the house of another neighbor. They stopped at a group of trees between our house and the other persons and then immediately we saw and heard them all leave and go to that property. Then it was like they simply disappeared. We could no longer see even one blackbird.

We were standing there, not speaking, as we tried to figure out what just happened. There is a wooden birdhouse outside of the kitchen window. All of a sudden we saw one of the doves that lives on the property come and sit on the top of that house. As you know this blog is called, “Wisdom of the Cooing Dove” as God has used these Doves to minister to me of His comfort in the form of the Holy Spirit so many times! Not only here but also when we lived in Salida Colorado and truthfully all of my Christian life.

This Dove was huge. Her belly was so large it made me wonder how she could fly. I said to Chuck, “Look at that huge Dove, have you ever seen anything like it?” He said, “No, I have not!” Then out of the blue another Dove, just as fat as the first one, came and sat on the adobe wall.”

I knew that God was giving us a message. So did skeptical Chuck. Before I could take a next breath God gave me an interpretation of what we had just seen.

The spirit of the Lord came upon me and said the following; “Those black birds represent the hoards of demons that have been unleashed upon my people. One thing after the other, one problem after the other, one heartbreak after the other, it’s often seemed like none of you could “catch your breath,” before more things were assailing you from right and left.

They have been sent in great numbers, but just as you saw what was going on and became frightened so my people look around themselves at things coming on the earth and have been frightened. They trust in me, but they don’t understand. Satan, the God of this world, has unleashed many things, many situations against my believers all over the world. My people have literally been slaughtered in front of your eyes. These believers that stood true to me to the end will have a great reward.

You must listen closely and understand my Words. Things again will seem to be falling apart; the black hoards of demons may ascend as never seen before. But the “fat doves represent my people In the midst of situations my people are going to “be fat.”

I am bringing together my army, people from all over this world, will be brought together in miraculous ways. As I did when pharaoh oppressed my people, I intend to do now. I will NO LONGER stand for my children to be oppressed by those with an agenda that does not include ME.

GET READY! GET READY! You will see miracles on the level of the Red Sea miracle opening before your very eyes. You will also see the oppressors of my people start to become the oppressed.

When people come into your presence your discernment will let you know immediately what side of the battle they belong to. I will make it so clear that even unbelievers will see the evil and know that something is not right. Every time you feel surrounded by the evil, remember the fat doves.

I Am in charge! My anger has been stirred like never before.

My people are the fat doves, safe and secure in my hands, when everything else is falling apart around them.

I am not promising “easy times” as My Word says, “He that endures to the end, will be saved.” If you stay in me and abide in me I will work miracles in and around you. Miracles will usher in My second coming.

I am separating the wheat from the chaff; those whose only interest in me is to amass wealth for themselves have broken my heart. Those who have ministered to my people regardless of what the price will have a special seat at the Marriage Feast. Every day you are to be about MY BUSINESS. As you take care of my business I will take care of yours.

I am chasing away the black birds from my people, and instead you will see those who have remained faithful, fat as the two doves. Two chased away a thousand because of My spirit resting upon them!”

Thus sayeth the Lord!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

If God gives you any insight into the blackbird and dove situation please send it to me, and I will share it with the others with your permission.

I found it interesting, yesterday, that those who assassinated the people in Paris, were dressed ALL IN BLACK.

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