Monday, January 26, 2015
When Viscount Avery comes to see an invalid chair maker, he does not expect to find Min Bradshaw, the woman who rejected him 3 years earlier. Or did she? He wonders if there is more to the story. For 3 years, Min Bradshaw has remembered the handsome guardsman who courted her for her fortune. She didn't expect to see him in her workshop, and she certainly doesn't intend to let him fool her again.
I liked both of the main characters and the unusual work that Min was involved in. Although this was a pretty short story, it managed to pack quite a bit in it, and I did enjoy it. It also gave a pretty good view of the times when women working, was frowned upon and men were the only ones required/allowed. When I first began to read this, I thought, "how come she is working, making chair's, it doesn't seem to fit with the culture of the time". Not to worry, that is dealt with in the story. The courtship with flowers was interesting and I'm glad the meanings of the flowers was explained because I didn't pick up on that right at first.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Theresa Phillips: 'Word Of The Lord: 'Get Ready! The Prophetic Realm Is Increasing!'
While in prayer over 2015, the Lord burst Himself into me. I could feel the presence so very strong. I began to travail over 2015, when the Lord began to speak to me. His first words were:
"NO FEAR, CHURCH. NO FEAR!"
At that moment, I began to sense more of the prophetic coming forth. Different spheres of prophecy for many different people. I waited.
The Prophetic Realm is About to Increase in 2015
"The prophetic realm is about to increase! Some prophets will be emerging with a FRESH revelation which is in tune with Scripture that has been dormant. Yes, dormant, for I have hidden some of My Word for such a time as this," says the Lord.(Photo by Jennifer Page "My Firm Foundation" via elijahshopper.com)
"Oh yes, it's going to be an extremely insightful year packed with REVELATION ahead. Pay attention to the prophets of the WORD. These prophetic utterances will adhere to the Holy Writ while they release REVELATION to My people. Many will become saved in the releasing of the Holy Writ."
Two Types of Prophets, Plus a Warning
"Two types of prophets will emerge: "One will be filled with the precious love of GOD coupled with passion for the Word of GOD. These prophets will show no fear nor discouragement when they speak. They will be kind, reverent, and they will have blazes in their eyes, for their eyes have been seared with the written Word. They will not misuse grace nor will they abuse their place. YET they will be accurate! The second will resemble the love of the Lord and have a revelation steeped in mysticism and legends of people of the past. They will have a quiet, subtle pride, making them exclusive...A PART from the Holy Spirit.
"By mid-2015 a FRESH wind of discernment will flow like a river and many battles will be won for those who have seen well," says the Lord, "and I shall perform the vision."
Jeremiah 1:12 Then said the LORD unto me, "Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten My word to perform it."
"Many prophetic people will begin to display outward repentance, leading many into repentance. While they openly repent, this will start a wave of evangelism this land has yet to see. It will begin in 2015."
God Will Give Many of You Rest and Joy
"In 2015, I the Lord will shut some doors of the past and open a realm of joy for the future in the NOW moment. God will give many rest. (Photo via Pixabay)
"Yes, I will wipe out your past and give you a fresh start. Do not struggle within the rest, for in it you will be getting your house in order so that you may live through the days ahead.
"Arise, My sons and daughters. Arise! Go about doing well for others and you will see that that JOY you once had will return with gusto! The JOY will return and, wow, you will be happy! VERY HAPPY! For the days of darkness will cease and springtime will emerge in the spirit of man while he rests in the BODY of GOD."
Psalm 118:15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
"During this time I will release inventions, ideas, crafts and arts, and prophecy, and music will emerge for new sound."
The Glory of God...Get Ready to Receive It!
"A new sound of GLORY is coming! I say again, a new sound of glory is coming – coming to the land of America, then abroad.
"Yes, I am pouring out this sound on America, for she has seen her woes. I have felt the Church in America feel faint and often lose heart and patience. Get ready, I am pouring out a new wave of glory to excite you once again...be ready to receive it.
"In this new glory I will release a heavenly sound. It's a new sound accompanied by the sounds of the angelic realm. They will come and minister with you, to you, and for you. They will be fire starters and make many run like the wind."
Hebrews 1:7 In speaking of the angels He says, "He makes His angels spirits, and His servants flames of fire."
"Watch, for there will be seven artists who will emerge together to make a sound. Get ready for that sound...it will be marvelous. Watch for this and enjoy what you hear and see. Yes, seven will come together. They will not all have the same background, but they will have the same heart."
A Word For the Women: "Esther-ella, Come Forth!"
"I have hidden a group who will come forth in 2015; they are 'Esther-ellas.' They are the WOMEN who have been in the background. Many will come forth, for they are now prepared to run the race, win the race, and take the reins of many different spheres of influence: the political arena, the judicial arena, the spiritual arena, the musical arenas, corporations, and more. I have called them to these places," says the Lord.
"They will hold themselves with a fresh wave of dignity. They will come forth polished, respectable, and humble. They will all have one goal: WIN THE PEOPLE BACK TO JESUS BY VISITATION with the King.
"These women have been well prepared; they have sat, learned, and waited for SUCH A TIME AS THIS. Despise them not," says the Lord. (Photo by Donna Smallenberg "For Such a Time as This" via elijahshopper.com)
"Esther-ella, come forth out of the ashes into the realm of the King and WIN THOSE LOST. O yes, ESTHER-ELLA, come forth! It's your time!" says the Lord.
"For there are some that will have an audience with Jesus like they never had before. They will be like the ancient ones who have been taught, caught, and released by the Word. Many have been taught by godly spiritual mothers and fathers.
"Those mothers and fathers will emerge strong, and many will seek shelter in their houses, for in their houses they will find teaching. Yes, teaching stations all across the nation with wisdom and fervor of the Lord will release the younger ones and experienced ones with GRACES, POLISH, and FINESSE, and most of ALL, an anointing dispatched from the King's own presence. For in the teaching station many will be taught how to become kings and priests. That release will come late in 2015...a release of kings and priests, to empower a nation and nations in peril, for God is Victor and He will not hold back any longer. He wins.
"The latter end of the year will see mighty armies of the nations begin to form as if a battle is raging. I tell you, I will still this battle one more time and say to My Church, 'Arise and shine, for your time has come. I do have need of you,'" says the Lord God.
Some Scriptures to pray about:
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
Ephesians 5:14 This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Let us all pray for the Word of the Lord to be sure, clear, and concise, for surely we are the beloved of the Christ. Happy 2015!
Dr. Theresa Phillips
Chicago Prophetic Voice
Chicago Prophetic Voice
Dr. Theresa Phillips is senior pastor of Praise Ministries Church and dean of Praise Christian Seminary in St. Charles, Illinois. Theresa is dedicated to helping you encounter the living God and be filled with His never-ending glory. Pastor Theresa and her husband Robert have started an online publication called Chicago Prophetic Voice. This online publication is intended to help you see and hear the unseen and unheard realms of God as they are portrayed in the written Scriptures of the Holy Bible.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sebastian Churnside and Charity Trescothick have never warmed to each other; even though their families had known and cared for each other over the years. Their lives are so different; he is a business man, son of a sea Captain; the only Churnside who has no sea legs. Charity grew up on the Island with her missionary parents, her mother died there and her father is dying. When Sebastian braved the sea to help the family after her mother's death, Charity began to re-think her idea that he was a distant, uncaring man. Sebastian saw her as a dutiful, quiet unassuming woman; nothing all that special. Sebastian, didn't know that Reverend Trescothick would be quick to put a plan into action to try to bring Charity and him together. And time for her father is running out.
Although I liked the story, it was quite slow. It really was like it was the pace of the slower life on an Island paradise. It is a pace that I personally didn't enjoy as much, even though I know Sebastian and Charity were trying to get to know each other and that takes time. . The author did a good job of painting a picture of the Island, its people and some of their culture. I liked the unusual idea of the story and both Sebastian and Charity, they both had their own wounds from life. There was also a sweet innocence to the story too.
"I accepted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review."