Light of the World Devotion and Prayer

IMG_1616by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro

1 In many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets, 2 [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order]. 3 He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high (Hebrew 1:1 AMP)

When Jesus was born, the Light of the world came into the darkness, yet few knew He was here. In fact, they were not interested in His arrival. They were too busy hustling and bustling. The King over all kings and the Master of the universe had left His very real heavenly throne and surprised us all by coming not in the clouds, but as a baby born to a poor family which no one noticed.

His fanfare is always ongoing in the heavenlies. The angels in tandem with the creatures around the throne and the saints who have gone before with harps, trumpets, voices and lifted hands alternating with bowed down faces never stop giving him praise and celebrating His Master plan for all who will choose it. The phrase often quotes this time of year is that wise men still seek Him and indeed He is waiting to be sought.

As we proceed through the final days commemorating the gift of the birth of Jesus, let us continue to make time daily to pause and breathe Him, contemplating Jesus in spirit and truth—our Light of the World who leads us home. Let’s pray:

Light of the world, You came into the spiritual darkness which we naively thought was truth and fullness. But You loved us too much to leave us in that which was not Your best for us. You loved us too much to leave us without a future and a hope for without You we had no way to overcome the ultimate end in physical death and no way to live life now well. You knew that for which You created us. You knew You had created us to be with You forever, where death is not the end, but the threshold to our true destiny where there will be no more problems, illnesses, grief, sorrow or injustice.

This is the hope of Christmas: that You came, lived, died, rose and sent Your Spirit to be with us until such time as You are coming again. This is our proclamation of joy which is not just declared during times of happiness, but is our abounding, unchanging joy regardless of circumstances. This is what the world must know even as we bow before You individually to adore.

Light of the world, we cannot get through this life without You. As we go into the new year we need You lighting the one and only true path moment by moment which leads us back to You. Nothing really belongs to us. We are not in control; You are. You are all power, wisdom and knowledge. You are all Love.

God with us through the Holy Spirit, You help us to love well even as we dwell in Your love when we bow and submit. The fruit of Your Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control working for us, then through us.

Emmanuel, You are the life which is Light. We bow and adore. Thank You for Life. Our existence here can be very hard. Our hope is the future inheritance that You have kept in heaven for us and blessed, treasured reunion with You and all who we miss so much.

Lord God, we look to You! We wait for You like the ancient Israelites and like Anna and Simeon in the temple. We hear the Word You have come and like shepherds who believed the angels, and wise men who believed the prophecy of the star, we rise up to seek You and follow. Nothing else has value once we have encountered You, our King. Your Light fills the darkness with hope. Each step You illuminate for us. We are no longer lost but found.

On this 6th day of Christmas, we thank You for the meaning Your birth infuses into every single day and how this encourages us, beckoning us onward as we enter yet another New Year. Thank You for today and every day which was, is and each one which is to come until that blessed promised day of ultimate reunion. In Jesus’ name, Amen

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

Contributions for Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Christmas Is Not Always Easy

Joy to the world! You have come! Let all heaven and nature sing!  In You we live, move and have our being. Only through You and the understanding You give us of the temporal nature of this temporary life and the ongoing spiritual battle where evil desires to destroy and remove good (and Good) forever, can we understand our lives. Thank You for special time with others if that is Your plan for us this year. But more than anything, thank You for the Gift You were and are to us. You are the reason we celebrate Christmas for at this time we choose to remember that no matter what we are going through You love us, are with us and are leading us to that sweet place where there is no more pain and no more tears and we are with You where our joy is complete forever.  Light of the world, continue to help us to see You and never lose sight of You and Your precious, blessed, "splendiferous" way.  Praise to YOU, Lord Jesus Christ for in You and by You we greet all we know joyously with Merry CHRISTmas!  In Jesus' name, Amen
Joy to the world! You have come! Let all heaven and nature sing! In You we live, move and have our being. Only through You and the understanding You give us of the temporal nature of this temporary life and the ongoing spiritual battle where evil desires to destroy and remove good (and Good) forever, can we understand our lives. Thank You for special time with others if that is Your plan for us this year. But more than anything, thank You for the Gift You were and are to us. You are the reason we celebrate Christmas for at this time we choose to remember that no matter what we are going through You love us, are with us and are leading us to that sweet place where there is no more pain and no more tears and we are with You where our joy is complete forever. Light of the world, continue to help us to see You and never lose sight of You and Your precious, blessed, “splendiferous” way. Praise to YOU, Lord Jesus Christ for in You and by You we greet all we know joyously with Merry CHRISTmas! In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014

Despite all the societal hype about what Christmas should look like, Christmas is not always easy. In fact, for many, Christmas is a time of year which by focus on the pictures of perfect families, beautiful decorations, gifts and abundantly set tables consistently is like salt rubbing in open wounds or that which rips off scabs and inflicts pain from loss, grief or injury anew.

For me, the only answer is to return to the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of Christ was not accompanied by great feasts or frenzied calendars of seemingly endless preparations or pressure to find and wrap the perfect gift. The miracle was uncomplicated and for the most part unseen. It was natural daily life of supernatural proportion and implication. A poor young woman accompanied her husband to Bethlehem in obedience to the call for a census and though they could find no place for lodging gave birth to her Son and laid Him in an animal feed trough for she had no cradle.  The angels alerted the shepherds who had to choose to leave their work to go worship Him and the wise men also left their normal pre-occupations to seek out the newborn King they believed had come. Though supreme King over all things–natural and supernatural, physical and spiritual– and Creator of the universe, no one else knew He had come.

Christ was born and by His life, death and resurrection opened the door for reconciled relationship for each of us with Father God so we could receive our destiny in Him and through Him for eternity for which He created us! He promised blessings to those who followed Him even during this temporal life! However, He did not promise a life of ease or without problems.

The people of Israel were waiting for a Savior who would save them from earthly injustice. Instead, here came a King who would bring them through the trials of this fallen life, but not eliminate those trials. Here remains earth, not heaven. But Jesus made heaven possible. Jesus gave back our future and hope to those who would choose to follow. Jesus became Emmanuel—God with us—not just through eternity, but now as well so that when we struggle it is with Him at our side along with His promise to bring something good from it. Earthly governments are not overrun by Christ; individual hearts become filled to overflowing with the reality of God so that we inherit life with Him forever following this temporal existence and His love begins to flow through us to change the world within its existing ignorant structures.

Christmas is not about the tree or the gifts or the feasts, family or guests. Christmas is about the coming of God into our world to open the door home and lead us there Himself. This is what we sing about and it is in this rejoice. Everything else, while it can be nice, is like a piece of wrapping paper which is pretty today, but the day after Christmas seems to have turned gray and is ready to be thrown out. This is Christmas joy! True joy is not found in that which is passing away…true joy is in the hope of who we are to Him and what is yet to come!

In order to survive and even thrive at Christmas we need to focus on the Gift Himself who provides His hope, love, direction and care not just during December but throughout the year. Christmas is a time to remember, revere and focus on Him. It is time to give Him the glory He is due by announcing to the world, death is not the end and injustice will not be victorious because we serve an eternal supernatural supreme King.  And when times have been hard and not what has been desired we are to cling exactly to these promises.

Indeed this year our family will gather. There will be gifts under a decorated Christmas tree. I am baking special cookies which it seems I only take the time to make at this time of year. But there are two separate dynamics at work here. There is the dynamic of choosing this time of year as one to gather and enjoy each other’s company and there is the dynamic of setting aside time to quietly remember the One who came and gives us all hope for the future we cannot provide for ourselves where there will finally justice, only goodness, joy and endless reunion without pain or sorrow. So MERRY CHRISTMAS, everyone. Jesus came, lived, died, rose, ascended, sent His Spirit who is with us now through the good and bad which will be and we are all on our journey home.  May you sense His presence with you through at all as He blesses you and keeps you, as He makes His face to shine upon you and offers you His peace.

Note: By the way this does not mean I am sad. For us it is a blessed, bliss-filled Christmas abounding with thanksgiving. But there are way too many others I know for whom Christmas is not easy and will not be. There needed to be something written which acknowledges this and points to the true essence of Christmas, away from what we have added to it, in order to help the time be blessed and perhaps in some small way more meaningful enjoyable again for all of us every year–no matter what. Merry Christmas all!

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

Contributions for Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

It is the season we remember Christ’s birth. For new original worship music with which to go deeper in Christ through reflecting on Him this blessed season, visit CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro . CHRISTMAS WORSHIP and the newly released CHRISTMAS BELLS CALL TO WORSHIP are available now in CD and downloadable format.  

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

 

Once Upon A Time There Was A KING

Holy Jesus come to earth to make the way for us back to Father, we lift our hands in thanks and bow our faces in reverential awe. Our gratitude cannot be measured. There are no words to describe how amazed we are at Your magnificent majesty, Your supreme perfection and yet Your unending love which manifests in Your mercy and forgiveness and the gift of Your grace through Jesus. Thank You, for coming! Thank You for living to reveal Father and obeying unto death so He could raise You as the first and we could know we are welcomed into our True Family and that heaven and sweet reunion awaits. Thank You, Emmanuel for coming and for sending Your Holy Spirit during this sometimes arduous journey home. You are our hope. You are our future. You are our strength, our shield, our provision and the Source of all joy. You are all that we want and all that we need. Thank You for the Gift of Yourself which is the essence of Christmas. In Jesus' name, Amen
Holy Jesus come to earth to make the way for us back to Father, we lift our hands in thanks and bow our faces in reverential awe. Our gratitude cannot be measured. There are no words to describe how amazed we are at Your magnificent majesty, Your supreme perfection and yet Your unending love which manifests in Your mercy and forgiveness and the gift of Your grace through Jesus. Thank You, for coming! Thank You for living to reveal Father and obeying unto death so He could raise You as the first and we could know we are welcomed into our True Family and that heaven and sweet reunion awaits. Thank You, Emmanuel for coming and for sending Your Holy Spirit during this sometimes arduous journey home. You are our hope. You are our future. You are our strength, our shield, our provision and the Source of all joy. You are all that we want and all that we need. Thank You for the Gift of Yourself which is the essence of Christmas. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014

Once upon a time, there was a King who was greater than any other king who had ever been because this King of all kings was also the Creator of the universe and thus He our world and everything in it.  He had neither beginning nor end. He had always been and would always be. Unchanging at all times, He was Truth. He had always reigned supreme and always would.  Most importantly, He did not just love. He was unlimited, unending, unconditional Love. It was and is His essence.

In the time between the beginning and the time which was, the people who He had created to be the object of His love chose another ruler instead of the King because they did not want to submit to the King’s Way. As the treasured inheritance He had chosen and made for Himself, the King had promised to perfectly care for and provide for His beloved people forever. This was His joy and an expression of His supreme love. He would be in them and with them and they in Him and with Him forever. This was the King of the spiritual realm and the physical realm because the physical, natural realm was created by the King in the supernatural, spiritual.

The King loved the ones He had created too much to have them with Him if they chose to follow the way of another and so He let them go, actually banishing them from His presence so they could continue to attempt to live whatever way they chose, a way which did not match His. However, again His love reigned supreme over what His people deserved and He provided for them better than they could provide for themselves.  He put goodness and His loving touch in each of their lives, in a place which should have only contained hardship and sorrow.

How good was this King! How kind! But this was because He could not be different than He was. Thus there was nothing about Him which was not good and so being goodness personified and the only One in whom goodness could be found, the ruler who the people chose to follow, who encouraged each to live whatever way he or she thought best, was not good and there was no goodness in him.  The people the King loved were under the dominion (rulership) of one who held them captive in their own desires to that which was not the King’s best for them, for He knew that for which He had created them.  Some of the people knew this and mourned the loss of their citizenship in the Kingdom of the King of kings. Many others simply could not make sense of lives which seemed like they should be good but so often were filled with so much which was not.

The place where the people now lived was not everlasting.  There was evil, injustice, hatred, anger, selfishness, war and no peace because the spirit of the world who had dominion (right to rule) was by nature completely contrary to the nature of the One True King. As in the times of the Israelites’ captivity under the oppressors in Egypt, the people through the generations cried out for their spiritual freedom. Somehow deep inside they knew they were destined for something more. The yearning within them for it was insatiable and gave them no rest.  Ongoing they let their misery be known as a despairing sigh released without ceasing into the spiritual atmosphere echoing into the presence of the King who was and is love.  They could not understand how their lives could be so hard and there could be so much unavoidable sorry, grief and even death (no matter how hard they tired) when they had heard there was a King who was and is love.

But the King understood. He remembered the choice made by the people’s ancestors to go their own way and follow this spirit who led them contrary to His kingdom Way, which was the only true Way and the Way where true joy, peace, goodness and love could be found (for these things were found only in and by Him) And this King who was by His very nature their Lord (the One who ruled over them still because He ruled over all) loved those He had made too much to leave them in their misery without a way out. He had always heard their cries and He had always planned to answer.

So at His perfectly appointed time, the King sent His Son to dwell with the people and reveal the Truth of who He is and His way and to be a partaker in His ultimate plan which would make the way for all who chose now to follow Him, to enter back into the destiny for which He had made them. Like the story His Son told of the son who went his own way, found it did not work, squandered his inheritance and sought to return to his father’s house, so the King now through His Son’s life, birth and obedient sacrifice unto death, stood on the road with open arms to welcome each of us back if we chose to turn, seek to come toward Him and embrace Him.

In the years to come, as the people who had not understood now comprehended who the Son had been and what He had done opening the way to eternal spiritual reunion with Father who all who would turn and follow, the people also began to celebrate this Gift of hope which had been sent into their misery so that each person knew, the King was spiritually with them in exile and He Himself would lead them home. Each person had only to seek to follow. And they called the festival which celebrated His birth, Christmas—the celebration of the coming of the Christ—the One appointed by the King to come, make the way and lead us back into the Kingdom of the King for which we were created, so that our misery might be lessened and our joy increased now and forever.

Thus people began to set-aside a particular time of year to rejoice in the future and hope the King provided for us through His Son, and to honor Him and all He has done for us, which we could never do for ourselves and could never, ever earn (for it is a Gift). The people chose not to work, making as a time of Sabbath rest and declared it to be a season where we focus on loving one another in honor of the One who is Love and gave back Life with Him to us. This is the reason for Christmas. It is our hope. He is our joy.

All the rest is our human strivings to make this time into something others have told us it should be. Yet, whether we are together with others or alone, Christmas is a time to honor, remember, contemplate and worship the King of kings who desires to give us better and more than we could ever imagine. Christmas is a time when if we allow it by choosing to spend focused time with Him, we join with the rejoicing happening in heaven ongoing and heaven seems to touch earth. And according to His perfect will and plan, as He sees our eyes at rest on Him, revering Him and waiting on His Word, He will give increased gifts to our hearts which will strengthen us for this sometimes arduous journey home which will be touched by injustice, hurt and grief. In this way He can take even that which seems unbearable here and bring something good—something eternal–out of it as He increasingly flows through us in all circumstances to continue to offer His hope through His love to the world.  MERRY BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it…14 And The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…16 For from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace. (John 1:1-5,14,16)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  (John 3:16-17)

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

Contributions for Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

It is the season we remember Christ’s birth. For new original worship music with which to go deeper in Christ through reflecting on Him this blessed season, visit CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro . CHRISTMAS WORSHIP and the newly released CHRISTMAS BELLS CALL TO WORSHIP are available now in CD and downloadable format.  

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

 

Prophetic Word: Come Spend Time With Me

Lord, we are so grateful that You call us to come away with You. Majesty, Ruler of the Universe and Creator of all, how we are in need of Your love, power and guidance. So often things here do not make sense, how we desire to lean on You more. Teacher, You alone are the Way, Truth and Life, we look to You alone and trust in Your promise to lead us, especially through the rough and dark places which otherwise seem to overwhelm us. You are our Anchor and our Rock and we are so grateful that You invite us to be in You, our Refuge where even in the worst situations You lavish upon us Your love and care, as You accompany us on our journey back home to You forever. Truly, truly in You we find life. In Jesus' name, Amen
Lord, we are so grateful that You call us to come away with You. Majesty, Ruler of the Universe and Creator of all, how we are in need of Your love, power and guidance. So often things here do not make sense, how we desire to lean on You more. Teacher, You alone are the Way, Truth and Life, we look to You alone and trust in Your promise to lead us, especially through the rough and dark places which otherwise seem to overwhelm us. You are our Anchor and our Rock and we are so grateful that You invite us to be in You, our Refuge where even in the worst situations You lavish upon us Your love and care, as You accompany us on our journey back home to You forever. Truly, truly in You we find life. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Christmas is the season when we contemplate the love of God and stand, kneel, celebrate and bow in awe that GOD Most High would come to us so we can return to Him.  He is calling for us to spend time with Him. He has always been calling. This can be one of the most difficult times of year to set aside time to be with Him and yet, it is the most essential. This morning as I sat quietly with Him reading the Bible, He downloaded the following “word”. It does not condemn but is pure love.  May it bless those for whom He intends it.

Please also remember as you read, that when the Holy Spirit “downloads” a word, it either will resonate with you or it will not.  No one prophetic word is for every person. But there are some for whom God had intended this.  I am human and imperfect.  Please always pray before you read and as you read. And this is my prayer for you: ”LORD, please lead each reader perfectly and cause them to receive and remember, only that which is from You for them.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.” ~ Elizabeth

I call you Martha. I have called you to be Mary. Stop. Breathe. Breathe Me in and breathe Me out. Spend time one-on-one with Me. You run and keep on running, but that is not My pace for you. That is not the pace for which you were created. There are seasons like the farmers’ season of harvest when the days must be so full. But this is to be a season, not a lifestyle.

I see you under the burdens you carry. I see you. How I long to remove these from you. But My way is first to remove them from the inside out. There is a mental battle which must be fought—a choosing to press in and learn My way so that you can wield the sword of My Spirit which is the Word of God, which I gave you as your offensive weapon in My spiritual armor so you can stand before the enemy’s schemes.

But you cannot wield for you inner and outer protection and fight back with that which you have not learned how to use. You must spend time with Me. It is a choice.

How I long to teach you My way and share with you the hidden greater things for these are the true jewels. How I long to help you if you will but come to Me for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. How I long to care for you My way, but you must choose enough to trust and to listen and to spend time with Me when I call you.

Closeness with Me where you experience the contentment, peace and joy I have for you even now, is found as you seek Me and seek Me more for you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.   You will find Me and in the deeper revelation of My Truth and My way in My love your joy will finally be complete for in My joy is your strength.

My joy is always pouring forth as an aspect of My infinite incomprehensible love. My joy is the knowing that victory is Mine. It has always been Mine. What the enemy intends for evil (and the evil which pours forth is more than an intention. It is real.) I have already overcome. And I Myself, sovereignly take all these horrid things and in due time I use them to strengthen you, to draw you close to focus you on the truth of eternity even now and to focus you on the very real battle here in our midst where I win but desire to work through you to help usher in My victory. (It is the victory which Jesus already won.)

Remember, My Son. Remember Jesus. The enemy had no true power over Jesus for He is Lord! Yet for love of Me, evil happened to Him and it was allowed so I could bring My greater good. I saw. I wept. It was allowed. It was heinous. The greater victory has come forth for all to see.

Be prepared. Understand. The enemy will appear to win but he is a liar. Deceit is his middle name. There is no truth in him and he has no lasting victory for I turn all ashes into eventual beauty because I alone reign in eternity.

Yet this adversary will seek to discourage you, distract you and steal from you all the goodness I have for you even now. Call to Me and I will show you great and hidden things you do not know. When you seek Me, you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon your shoulders for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Do not worry as the pagans do about what you will eat or drink or what you will wear, but seek My kingdom first and all these things will be given unto you. For I know the plans I have for You—plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. For My love and thus My kingdom are everlasting. Remember My kingdom is not of this world. Once you join My kingdom because you have seen Me, you are no longer exiled to the adversary’s kingdom of the air here. And your destiny is no longer eternal death, but you too become as I, Jesus, was—in the world, but no longer of it. You become My adopted children. You become citizens of My kingdom with all the rights of citizens. This does not remove the evil from this world, but it does allow you to move through it. There will still be pain, sorrow and great injustice. It does not mean I am not there. Listen and I will bring you through. I am Emmanuel “God With Us” and I am there with you now through all of it, guiding and directing. It is why Jesus asked the Father and the Father sent Me, His Spirit. I AM the Master Shepherd. I ensure you have green pastures in which to rest and still waters from which to drink as I lead you day by day, moment by moment on this journey home which will travel through valleys where the shadow is death, sadness and mourning. But you are journeying home and in My perfect timing, which will suddenly seem like a twinkling of an eye, I will draw you fully to Myself.

Until then, if you do not make time for Me, if you do not listen to Me so you can seek to hear Me and follow, you will not emotionally survive the onslaught which is coming. Only in Me are answers. Only in Me.   There is no understanding without Me and since at its root this is a supernatural spiritual battle, you cannot manage this on your own. You need Me because I am God and you are not. The spirits of this world are also supernatural (so greater than your natural capabilities), but I am greatest. I reign supreme. Thus you cannot survive without Me.

Yet if you will simply look for Me, I will bring you through it. Ask to hear and I will teach you to hear My voice for I desire to lead you and use you for My purposes even in what seem like the tiniest things.

Choose to listen and create spaces in your day for Me. I will teach you how to do it. I speak with My peace. I do not contradict who I am. I do not shame. I do not make afraid. I neither condemn nor hate you. But I do speak with truth and you will know it is I if you seek to learn.

I have so much for you. I know the responsibilities you have to get through this life. They are not a surprise to Me, but learn to listen interiorly for My voice for I love you and will guide you through it and will tell you what to do, when to do it and when (and this is more often than you think) to be still with Me.

I am your strength. I am your refuge. I am your source. I am your shield. I am the One who loves you and who created you for My good purpose. I am the One who restores, refreshes and heals. There is hope in no other. Listen and I will teach you how to come and be still with Me and receive all I have for you even now. It will be for you a delight beyond all you can imagine. I love you.

humbly written out as “heard” by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

Contributions for Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Christmas is coming. For new original worship music with which to usher in this blessed season & go deeper in Christ, visit CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro . CHRISTMAS WORSHIP and the newly released CHRISTMAS BELLS CALL TO WORSHIP are available now in CD and downloadable format.   For more information about Carols At The Capitol and attending or hosting an event in your area visit http://www.carolsatthecapitol.com

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Prophetic Word: I AM Love and There Is No Other

Lord God, help us to experience the fullness of Your love, realizing it is in You alone we live, move and have our being. Lord God, You are Love and Holy Spirit, You bring the Love of Father to us. Thank You for Your love. Guide us in Your love. Flow through us to be Your love. You are all we want and all we need. Our eyes are on You and we look once again to You alone for all things. Thank You for loving us now and enabling us to be reconciled to You through Jesus so that we can be born again into that spiritual life for which You made us which spans from here through eternity. In You is all joy resounding and resounding.  You are our hope. We sigh in awe and take our complete delight in You.  We give thanks to You, oh Lord for the magnificent majesty You are! In Jesus' name, amen.
Lord God, help us to experience the fullness of Your love, realizing it is in You alone we live, move and have our being. Lord God, You are Love and Holy Spirit, You bring the Love of Father to us. Thank You for Your love. Guide us in Your love. Flow through us to be Your love. You are all we want and all we need. Our eyes are on You and we look once again to You alone for all things. Thank You for loving us now and enabling us to be reconciled to You through Jesus so that we can be born again into that spiritual life for which You made us which spans from here through eternity. In You is all joy resounding and resounding. You are our hope. We sigh in awe and take our complete delight in You. We give thanks to You, oh Lord for the magnificent majesty You are! In Jesus’ name, amen.

These words were scribbled down as the Lord caused me to “hear” them on December 31, 2012. They have not been published before. The Holy Spirit is nudging that the time is now. 

Isn’t this the focus of the Christmas season? Contemplating the Perfect Love who came for us, to enable us to be reconciled with Him in relationship and thus with Him now and forever, coming into the hope of a future which could not be but for the GIFT of Jesus.

As you read, please remember, when the Holy Spirit “downloads” a word, it either will resonate with you or it will not.  No one prophetic word is for every person. But there are some for whom God had intended this.  I am human and imperfect.  Please always pray before you read and as you read. And this is my prayer for you: ”LORD, please lead each reader perfectly and cause them to receive and remember, only that which is from You for them.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.” ~ Elizabeth

Victory, cry victory, cry victory. I AM, I AM, I AM and this changes everything. You are seated with Me now in the heavenly places – no longer just My beloved creation, but My child.

My love is everlasting.  My love conquers all.  My love is truth.

No one can or will love you as I do, for I made you and you are Mine. My love is so great that I sent My Son. Jesus left his throne to open the way back to where you belong for eternity. I made you to be with Me. I made you to be a recipient of My ever-present love and care. Oh, how I yearn for us to be together.

Loudly, so loudly I am calling, desiring to gather all to Myself. The time is short; each lifetime as grass.

Do you hear? Do you hear? I am calling and I will not stop.

Let the sound of your praise resound to the heaven echoing out unending until it fills the airwaves and the universes.

Call to Me and I will answer you. How I yearn to answer your call. How I long to inhabit your praise and touch you in ways beyond human (created, natural) understanding.

I am God. I am God. I am God and there is no other. I am love and there is no other. Every other love is counterfeit but that which flows from Me through all of you.

My beloved, press into Me. I will not disappoint. And I will strengthen you to stand against the onslaught of the spirit of the world which surrounds and seeks to press into you until it is all you see and know.

But I AM and My Way is love and truth. My Way is greater than any other Way. My love and Way are greatest. There is nothing higher and nothing better. And this life in Me, which I offer, is My gift to you, if you will accept it. It is that for which I created you.

There is always more in and through Me. There is no more outside Me. I am that which satisfies. You will not be satisfied by or through anything else for I AM that for which you were made.

Only in Me is satisfaction, contentment, joy, fulfillment, and true destiny. Only in Me is love!

Why do you keep looking elsewhere even though I have told you these things? You continue to stumble in that which doesn’t matter. You continue to measure your value and success by that which is no measure at all. None of the world’s measures matter to Me. The unending infinite value with which I created you is truth. Nothing any person or spirit says contrary to My truth matters for it is a lie.

Put on My armor. I say it again, put on My armor. It is there for you. Put it on. Put Me on. Put on Christ. My love poured out in redemption through My son Jesus is your breastplate of righteousness. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says or thinks. These darts cannot pierce the Truth (the reality) of who you are to Me.

Your purpose is not found in any manmade tasks. Your purpose is found in M—in relationship with Me, in union with Me. Look to Jesus, look to Jesus. He is your Shepherd. He is the One who enables you to be reconciled with Me through His sacrifice of all for you in obedience to Me. He obeys. He obeys. He looks to Me and only does what I would have Him do, laying aside His own will to receive and do Mine. And because it is My plan, I manifest My power through Him that all would seek and know I am God. For you see, in My plan I desire you with Me. I used Him to reveal Myself to you and now desire to use you to reveal Myself to more. I love them. I want them. I love you. I want you. I reign and My purposes will not be thwarted.

Every prayer I hear and every prayer I answer in light of eternity—in light of My never-ending love. I AM, I AM, I AM.

Your purpose is in My plan. And one of the greatest secrets of My plan—a part of its brilliance—is that I use you where you are right now as well as every step along the way where I am taking you until the day I call you home.

It does not matter what others speak, think or say about you. You are Mine. You are to be about My business laying down your own will as you seek Mine. You are to be about My business and My business only, listening so you can obey Me even in the tiniest details.

You are to be about loving them. You do not have to worry about whether they love you back. They do not know. They are incapable of unconditional love for you or anyone else. You are also incapable, but for Me.

I AM and My love remains—always. My mercy is supreme and will not stop. Whenever you turn there is My mercy waiting for you as a tangible expression of My love.

My love is the first, last and middle. It is the core. It is the rock and what attaches you to Me as the Rock.

Your obedience is not for the sake of obedience, but an expression of this love. My love enables all for I am the Source. You love is in response to My love and through you by My power love will echo out resounding to the whole world, if you will consecrate yourself to Me and seek to be in My will always out of love for Me as Jesus did.

Seek to love Me as I love you. Lean on My Spirit. This is everything. For in love you will seek to come closer. I will draw you. In love you will learn to rest in Me and abide in Me. In love I will live in you abiding in you as I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. My Spirit will fill you to overflowing touching everything around you wherever I take you. My Spirit guides you every step of My Way.

Thus you can stop measuring by human measures, which are nothing. Stop thinking with human mindsets, which are foolishness to Me. Seek Me. Seek Me more. Seek to draw ever closer. Seek to listen and obey. And I will be your everything and your joy will be complete now and forever.

You will learn to be at rest in Me in all circumstances. My peace will flow through you like a river and nothing, nothing, nothing will rock you or hurt you anymore for daily you will know with increase that You are Mine.

END

humbly written out as “heard” by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2014

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

Contributions for Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Christmas is coming. For new original worship music with which to usher in this blessed season & go deeper in Christ, visit CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro . CHRISTMAS WORSHIP and the newly released CHRISTMAS BELLS CALL TO WORSHIP are available now in CD and downloadable format.   For more information about Carols At The Capitol and attending or hosting an event in your area visit http://www.carolsatthecapitol.com

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org