❤heartstrings with Angela… The Kingdom of Heaven ~

When we are weak – He is strong and I don’t believe it looks like we think it does.

When we look back over the course of our lives, if we do not recognize His sovereignty we will begin to question everything and then begin to question Him…  Then He told me…  “I had to do that, to do this,” which is proof of an internal work He is doing within us all.

Humans see things externally, but the Spirit of God and us even, see past the flesh directly into the heart of man.  To be AFTER God’s own heart is when we are seeking to know more of Him in order to be pleasing to Him in every way, which in truth is the only way we can even possibly turn away from sin by being granted the gift of repentance.  A heart steeped in repentance is a heart beautified with compassion.  One forgiven of much – forgives much.

  •  We cannot fully turn away from anything unless we hate it – unless whatever we are allowing INTO us is seen as tainting our garments, spotting our souls, leaving us breathless – whatever that may be and yes, it could even mean religion at times.  We become whatever our soul is thirsting for, when thirsty you drink that which quenches what you desire.  A soul after God’s heart cannot be quenched by anything but Him and therefore may seek other avenues to satisfy – but they won’t.
  • As we grow closer and closer to Jesus we evolve into a being that has opposition with evil.  Therefore, pride, deceit, adultery, fornication, stealing, etc…  darkness, is sin which so easily ensnares us – must flee, because it is no longer found within.  As darkness is purged out of us – there is nothing for it to latch onto within us – so there is NO AGREEMENT to it and it is overtaken by the light inside.  As a man/woman thinks in the heart, so are we ( is all about what we desire)…  We need to rethink everything, testing it to see if it aligns with our Lord, insuring there is no shadow or darkness to turn us away from Him in any fashion.  Remember, the battlefield is in the mind and we are commanded to take captive every thought and put it under subjection to Jesus.  In other words, those worse case scenarios we play over and over again are our responsibility to get rid of – ours, not His – we have a choice what to entertain in our minds and every single thing in our lives wants to compete with His perfect will and plan for us.
  • The Lord has been speaking so clearly to me about whatever is inside me, I will come into agreement with it – either for good or bad.  During the purging things are awakening within us that we didn’t even know was hiding for the purifying of our souls.  Light always exposes the darkness, always.  When Jesus returns He is looking for Faith upon the Earth and will He find it?  Faith being commitment and longsuffering as we believe Jesus is Lord in our personal lives.  That His Sovereignty will never fail as the Author and Finisher of our faith.  What is He looking for?  A soul that in spirit and truth says “Yes Lord.”  So that we become one, declaring “Come…  Come to Me all who burdened.”  The Spirit, Jesus and the Bride say “Come…”  They say deeply – The Kingdom of God is at hand and this is exactly what we are going to talk about today.

Do we understand all that keeps us from THE KINGDOM OF GOD being at hand or rather present as our abiding place?

In order to understand this concept, we need to take a look at what causes the Holy Spirit, who resides within us to be grieved.  All this time I thought the overwhelming sadness I would feel was due to outside circumstances, but the Lord has been showing me it is my own internal struggles, grieving Him and since I am a container of His vessel in oneness… When He is grieved, so am I.  He also showed me this is true for many other believers, so much so our joy is not full as it should be.

Again…  My sadness, your sadness, quite often at times is a wake up call to go and sin no more laced with a promise… The Kingdom of God is at hand – present, inside you and me. 

He began to talk to me in Scripture about TWO Kingdoms…  His or heartache, for lack of a better term.  You could also call it a kingdom of darkness versus light – but He is building His Kingdom which cannot be shaken and that remains internally and in this process – all that can be shaken is shaking loose to be removed forever.  It is painful, it is very painful at times to see the truth of yourself.  Whatever kingdom we cling to is the one we identify with and determines if we have true remorseful repentance or continue to grieve the Holy Spirit abiding in brokenness and grief.

He really is returning us to innocence as a trusted child, who believes their Father hung the moon – because He did, that He is perfect and we are fully 100% safe in His hands.

Surrendering is so easy to do, it is not difficult at all like man would teach or the enemy would convince.  Fighting or coming against Jesus is much harder indeed and will often wear us out physically.  We sometimes convince ourselves we are not denying Him in such a way – where we begin to sound like Peter…  Each time we refuse to surrender (the easy way) we fight and Jesus is saying to us today “Don’t you know the enemy desires to sift you as wheat?”  Let’s read that Scripture today.  LUKE 22

To lay a ground work about the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN vs the KINGDOM OF HEARTBREAK, let’s read a little in EPHESIANS, starting in CHAPTER 3 and we will see how far the Lord wants us to go in His word and flow with it as a guiding influence in our lives daily.  It is in these two Kingdoms in which we abide – sometimes going back and forth.  The Kingdom of Heaven is an abiding place in which we escape all sin, while the Kingdom of Heartbreak we are simply escaping hell.  As we press onto perfection, our indwelling place is more and more purposed to be as Heaven on Earth.

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN as we abide in it, we also abide in PEACE LOVE JOY PATIENCE KINDNESS GOODNESS FAITHFULNESS MEEKNESS & SELF-CONTROL – Jesus is the abiding force and  go to source in this kingdom. Everlasting water of life only is received in this well.

KINGDOM OF HEARTBREAK happens when we abide in self, as in what we want we take instead of waiting upon the Lord to receive.  The landscape of this Kingdom is painted with the brush of expectations, whether that be on ourselves or others.  Self or others is the abiding force and go to source in this kingdom.

When we abide in sin or rather choose sin over obedience through engaging in unholy acts of any kind we mix the bitter with the sweet until we too become bitter.

Thirst is unquenched when we drink from this well.  Desire rises and contentment falls.  Kids’ nowadays describe young teenage girls are being “thirsty” or rather too eager, desperate, flaunting themselves, seductive, etc… you get the picture.  And Gabriel told me no guy wants a thirsty girl as a girlfriend, guys just use them.  You know why?  He says they cheat because they won’t ever stop being thirsty.  We too in this regards can be “thirsty” and unfaithful to Jesus.  These girls desire SOMEONE, not that one and we too can get in a place where we desire SOMEONE rather than THE ONE – JESUS.  We are to thirst for one thing – Jesus and His righteousness.

We draw to us that which is already within us.  So often we sit and cry because of what someone else is doing or has done to us when it was our own rebellious desires which caused the heartbreak situation we are in – it is in this brokenness that true remorseful repentance is made so that Jesus may wipe away every tearful wound.

This may seem like a hard message, but really is brings with it great hope and freedom and what is beautiful and it isn’t any work so to speak, but laying it all down and doing nothing.  To be still and just KNOW HE IS GOD.  So often we wanna do this and do that but this time – it is a challenge to do nothing except to receive from only HIM.

I am sorry… but I truly cannot cut the words “Be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect” out of the Bible just to bring us comfort in this flesh that easily ensnares us.  “Perfect” means to recognize our falling short in order He may perfect us in His image.  To have His image means our image dies and exists no more – We are a new creature.

We have been looking to everyone and everywhere to be made whole, but Jesus is the only One Who can perfect us in such a way.  We know it internally, our spirit and heart surely know it, but our flesh refuses to surrender… fighting/opposing ourselves and Him all the way.

I think Lord willing we will go over in depth… Grieving the Holy Spirit and ourselves, next time so this topic gets the full attention it deserves.

Lastly, Please remember that when we compare ourselves to others we will always feel lacking in many ways, but if we surrender to Jesus in His perfection we are made complete, no longer in comparison to anyone or rather no longer left wanting in lack anymore.  The Lord knows exactly the measurement of truth and faith each one of us is given and it is true we can share all that we have been given to comfort others with the same words we have been comforted.  But, to compare our personal faith with another or set expectations upon others by the laying on of heavy burdens by which they are not ready for is not at all what the Father has commanded us to do.  Most recently, He showed me how I had been on both the receiving and giving end of this wrong approach and in doing so He told me…  This time, it is I Who is delivering you so that indeed you shall be made whole.  This is true for all of you, as well.  Looking or comparing ourselves to others we will always be in lack, but in looking to Jesus all He completed and finished on the cross is within us now.  As the FINISHER He said… IT IS FINISHED.  Now all we have to do is SURRENDER, BELIEVE IT AND WALK IT OUT, which gives us a hint why… He healed the lame man but told him first TO PICK UP HIS BED AND WALK.  You see the healing is already released, but our lack of walking it out is ours, not Jesus’s.  And by the way… the healing to wholeness is inside, not outside so much.  But that is for another day when we study what He meant when He spoke about those “seeking to save their own lives, rather than lose their lives for His sake.”

The Father truly with all sincerity is calling us to be content continually trusting in His sovereignty in our own lives.  To walk out of the Kingdom of Heartbreak into His Kingdom of tranquility where there are no losses, none whatsoever.  It is true, He may have removed some people or things from among us that were not destined to be in His Kingdom, but the heartbreak, in all honesty is because we were choosing to cling that which is not good for us instead of clinging to only that which is good.  Loss too was defeated at the cross.  The determining factor of which kingdom we reside in is based on the choices we make each day.  Today I choose Jesus and I pray you join me.

When you look into Scripture spiritually rather than with a carnal mind the inner wounds are healed.  I really wish I could have shared more about the Kingdom of God – it is spoken of all through His written word.  I know many of you all like to study so I encourage you to look up the passages which mention His Kingdom and nourish your souls in His well of words which bring life to your soul.  The Kingdom of God is at hand – it is not just to come one day, today is the day of salvation change.


💕love in Jesus ~ Angela

Love As Strong As Death ~

When You spoke to me Lord

Your words… The pauses between

The breaths You took when forming them,

Built ramparts around my tender places.

I, made of glass, ran… Afraid of

Your diamonded fortress:

“Too strong” thought I, “He will crush me,

I shall die.”  And yet

Your Spirit whispered

Strength to my soul.

Slowly… The jewels You spoke

Beaded themselves around my heart;

They have made me Your treasured possession.

They pull me towards You…

Like great anchored weights

That won’t allow me to be tossed

Against the rocks… I’m tied fast

To Your harbor in the storm.

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Song of Solomon 8:6

By ~ Beautiful Beatriz

Seeds ~ Written By: Heather


I sit in this moment
with curious delight
my life is unfolding
what a beautiful sight.

My road to nowhere
leading where it began
has illuminated a path
shining bright in the sand.

But my walk was so hard
I could never understand
still always knowing
Jesus was holding my hand.

But why so much pain?
As I looked to the sky
its all for MY gain
you don’t need to Know why.

So on I would walk
with blinding faith
for I am
cleansed by his blood
and IN IT, I did bathe.

My relation with HIM
is the best I have known

For this world tares me down

But IN HIM I have grown.

So walk on MY CHILD
for when you are weak
is where you will find Me
for I come to the meek.

Your pain suffering and strife
are the– seeds– that you need
to be called one of Mine
one of MY lost sheep.

But I AM with you
don’t fret
for I have a plan
I AM creating a soldier
in which I CAN STAND.

For just like you
when you were so lost
I died for others
My life was the cost.

Your learning of lessons
I need you to teach
there are others who suffer
that I need you to reach.

So cling to ME
I won’t let you go
For I love you my child
you MUST know.

Promises of One ~

I’m the shoulder you can cry on, the arms that will hold you.

I will pick you up when you fall, because we are one.

I will be the open ears to your worries, open mind to your visions,

Open heart to your feelings, I’m the one in your body,

The muscles on your bones, the wings on your back, the blood in your veins.

Because, we are one…

I am the shadow that has your back, the spirit that protects you,

The ghost that fights your demons, I am the voice in your head,

The concussion that doesn’t sleep, the character in your dreams.

I’m your best friend, before your best friend, the second heart in your chest,

Your hidden brain, the third eye in your head.

No need to guess who I am,

I’m your other half,

Because, we are one…

Jermaine Route – May 2020

Stand UP ~ Poem By: Isaiah Nunez

Stand up men, this is no time to hang your heads.

What are you thinking? You’re not dead.

This little time we’re doing is nothin, but if you got a little sec, I’ll give you a little somethin.

You see, a lot of you have bought the devil’s lies and now you are filled with “what if’s” and “whys.”

You can’t live your life in the past. Trust me, your sanity won’t last.

Stop searching for answers, you’re not meant to find. Stand up and be renewed in your mind!

Cast off your old ways, stomp on that devil. You’re a new creation, he’s not on your level.

Remember our Savior died for our sins, the old life is over, a new one begins.

We’re royalty, Kings if you will, but your walk must reflect it to fit the bill.

Remember to love and above all things have faith in God and the hope that brings.

Stand up men of God and be counted! The devil’s attack has been mounted.

Take up the mighty Sword of the Spirit, proclaim the Name of Jesus so that all can hear it.

Stand up!


Written By ~ Inmate Taterbugs

The year is now here for twenty-twenty vision

Changing times, changing laws, time to stay focus

Old men shall dram drams young men shall see visions

For God’s Word is forever true alive and with us

The Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

It’s time for twenty-twenty vision, time to stay focus

On the changing times and signs across this land

Watch the skies for the appearing of our Lord Christ Jesus

Our time and year is here with twenty-twenty vision

With a better and brighter future so make no mistake

For the Lord is on our side and made the final decision

The prison doors shall open soon for goodness sake

For truly who the Lord sets free shall be free indeed

Many who are locked up in prisons and jails

Will be locked up no more but shall be set free

For the Lord God heard our cry and paid our bail

Finally here the time of a clear twenty-twenty vision

Time to stay focus and alert for positive new things

Dreams coming true and insight of new visions

Of things that lay ahead of what the future will bring

Yes the year is now here for twenty-twenty vision

With changing signs, times and laws, time to stay focus

The Lord heard our prayers and has made His decision

Though Satan is against us, The Lord God is clearly for us.

Written by Terry Tatum

copyright 2020 Terry Tatum


Written By ~ Inmate Taterbugs

Christmas is celebrated for many reasons

Mama’s spending Christmas wit hJesus in Heave above

For Jesus Christ is the reason for the season

So I send you Christmas greetings and all of my love.

This is th season to glorify The Christ Child

The perfect gift, The Saviour Prince of Peace King Jesus

And we tell the Christmas Story with a smile

Of the Lord, Saviour and perfect gift with us.

Mama’s spending Christmas with Jesus in Heaven above

Immanuel, The Messiah, The precious Holy Lamb

God’s precious and only son, our Christmas Love

The Son of Jehovah God The Great I Am

Still decorations are up all over town

Christmas songs are playing on the radio

It’s snowing in the mountains and all around

And the weather man is predicting more snow

Even though we are in two worlds far apart

I send you Christmas cheer, Greetings and all my love

You will always be with me and in my heart

As you spend Christmas with Jesus in Heaven above

Mama’s spending Christmas with Jesus in Heaven above

Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas every year

I miss you Mama and send you with all my love

This wish for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Written by Terry Tatum

Copyright 2019 Terry Tatum

Dear Angel,

Chapter 1 of the Book of Esther is a show of man’s pride and wisdom.  Laws to the effect of the ways that seem right to a man.  Proverbs tells us that this way leads to death.  In a nutshell, King Ahasuerus calls forth his wife Vashti to show all in the court her beauty.  She refuses, thus loses her place as Queen because the men of this society felt threatened.  This is not the focus of my letter but leads us to the next part.  Chapter 2 takes us into a deeper, more intimate part of the story as King Ahasuerus is convinced by the King’s servants who ministered to him, that fair young virgins should be sought and brought to the palace into the house of women for purification. Thus, the maiden which pleaseth the king was to be queen instead of Vashti.  One of these maidens was Hadassah, that is Esther, the young cousin of Mordecai. 

Esther 2:1 – 7,  After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her.  Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him.  Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king.  And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of women, unto the custody of Hege (Hegai) the king’s chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:  And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti.  And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.  Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimel, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;  Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away.  And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

Esther was brought unto the King’s house, under the custody of Hegai, the King’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women.  Esther found favour with Hegai, giving her all her needs for purification, seven maidens to wait on her, and the best place in the house of the women.  Verses 8 & 9  After twelve months of purification, with oils of myrrh and sweet smelling oils, the maiden was allowed one night with the King.  She was allowed to take all that she wanted before the King for the evening.  The next day, she returned to the second house of the women, which kept the concubines, under a different chamberlain, Shaashgaz.  She was only allowed to come to the King when her name was called, from that point forward.

Esther 2:8-9, 12-14, So it came to pass, when the king’s commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king’s house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.  And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king’s house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women…..Now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)  Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king’s house.  In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.

It is Esther’s turn for a night with the King.  She takes with her only what Hegai advises her to take.  She obtains favour in the sight of all of them in the palace.  And the King loved Esther above all the women and he set the royal crown upon her head and made her his Queen.

Esther 2: 15-17, Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed.  And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.  So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.  And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

I stop the story at this point, not because it is not vastly interesting and important, but because my point to be made is only in Chapter 2 of Esther. My friend Cindy had a vision of Esther as Our Lord showed her that we, those chosen ones, are like Esther.  We have been chosen as the Bride to be, to be brought into the Kingdom of God, for purification and preparation to be able to be brought before our King!  Like Esther, we need help with this; thus, we have Hegai, the King’s chamberlain as a type of Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit prepares us, purifies us, readies us to come before Our King.  Esther’s job is to submit herself to Hegai’s direction and leading only; to stay in a place of trust and obedience.  She is unable to prepare herself as a young Jewish woman but under Hegai’s care, she will be ready for the King when it is time.  This is the very same for us as we are unable to prepare ourselves with good works, or our own ideas of purification or holiness.  We cannot even get ourselves chosen without our Lord’s leading.  We are to submit ourselves to The Holy Spirit’s leading and guidance and trust Him only to prepare us.  When I heard my friend tell of this, my heart received this knowledge from Him and I knew that it was truth.  As I took it to The Lord later, I saw another truth in this passage.  The seven maidens are perhaps the seven spirits of Our Lord.  The seven maidens hovered over Esther, dressing her, preparing her hair, her jewels, her fragrance as Esther stood, yielding herself to their care.  If this is the case, again, I see us standing in the truth of who we are in Jesus Christ, one with Him, His righteousness, His love and His purity.  The seven spirits of The Lord rest upon us; in wisdom and understanding, in counsel and might, in knowledge and finally, in the fear of the Lord.  We receive these gifts by faith, by standing in the knowledge of who we now are in Him, our Lord and Saviour.  And we move in faith and humility that His Spirit is with us always and these gifts are ours.

Isaiah 11:1&2, And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots;  And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Hebrews 4:9-11, There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

May you be continually blessed with the knowledge of His great love and provision for you, my dearest friend.  Be beautiful, be prepared, be confident in Him, our Mighty Lord and Saviour.

Love always in Him,

Your friend for life

Lead Back To…. Jesus

Written By ~ Sister Mares?

What lead me back to Jesus…  You see I was in a dark, dark place without hope.

I had lost my life work, or so I thought it was, to try and foster and adopt as many children as the Lord allowed.

Blood clots in lungs struck me down and then the diagnosis of cancer.

My husband was away in the war and the bank was calling to tell me I was going to lose the house.

Because I was a loser, that everything I did to try and keep the house was in vain and that I failed again.

And then something amazing happened.

I don’t believe in coincidences.

An old friend, who I hadn’t talked to in over 25 years, showed up in my life and asked me to do this one thing…

To Count my blessings not my sorrows.

My reply was this, I have nothing to be grateful for, I was having a “Job moment” in my life.

Then the man called, “G” said this… “There is always something to be grateful for and to thank God for…”

That was it!

That thing was the thing that lead me back to HIM.

Its been a journey and I am not done yet, because I am still here, still learning and still making mistakes. I’m learning to trust God above all and be grateful for all the little things in my life, even when the storms come and tear off … to tear away some aspects of my life which are not ordained by God.  Its those little things that get us, through losing the bigger ones which cause us to find out, we really truly needed to close the chapter of the book in that area of our life. 

And when loss comes, a loss of a loved one or friend, we can look back and count our blessings with them not our sorrows.

An Encouraging Letter To All SISTERS~

?Dear Angel,

Bless you dear friend with the knowledge of the great love that Jesus Christ has for you, a love that surpasses understanding, that you might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Be rooted and grounded in His great love for YOU!


We share so many similarities including the tongue that speaks against us in judgement.  Let us condemn these lies as they are spoken to us and praise our Father in Heaven for His amazing love and view of us as His very own daughters!  That is worth praising Him for our being a part of His family!


Isaiah 54:17, No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.  This is the heritage of The Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith The Lord.


As those tongues judged us so harshly yesterday, our beloved Holy Spirit placed into my heart Psalm 31.  The words of encouragement jumped out at me as I listened to you talking with my husband.  The following are those very words!


Psalm 31, IN THEE, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.  Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.  Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.  I have hated them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the Lord.  I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.  Have mercy upon me, O Lord,……..But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.  My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.  Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.  Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee:………Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!  Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.  Blessed be the Lord: for He hath shown me his marvelous kindness in a strong city………..O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful,…….Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.


Dearest Angel, DO YOU SEE IT?!  The very thing we were talking about living in the Kingdom of His Dear Son!  David, being The Lord’s prophet of the day, speaks of SEEING his Lord’s marvelous kindness in a strong city.  (Verse 21)  David saw the Kingdom of God and was describing what he saw in this amazing Psalm!   David describes the Lord’s protection and mercy in the Kingdom of God as an house of defence (vs.2), a strong rock (vs.2 & 3), a fortress (vs.3), strength (vs.4), a large room (vs.i), hiding us in His secret presence (vs.20), keeping us in a secret pavillion (vs.20), and finally a strong city (vs.21)!  He even addresses the very thing again, that we were talking about.  I see a pavillion keeping us secretly from the strife of tongues.  Tongues shall continue to judge us but we are to condemn the lying vanities and trust what our Lord says about us.  He even calls the Lord, The Lord God of Truth (vs.5).  He calls us His Very Own and our place in His family as daughters never changes.  He is always pleased with us because He sees who He created us to be and He knows that besides being covered in the precious blood of Jesus, He shall accomplish what He has begun in us.


Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of God is within us!  I see this as the secret place, the hiding place, the secret of His presence.  He will not withdraw His presence nor His kingdom as it is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom!!!


Luke 17:2, Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!  for, behold the kingdom of God is within you.

Luke 12:32, Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

In closing, I would like to repeat a few things that have changed my life.  The Gospel is as simple as what we believe, we experience.  If we continue to believe that we are saved sinners, than the sin factor will keep us doubting as to why The Father loves us so.  But, if we can grasp and understand that His love for us is as a wonderful FATHER who sees His DAUGHTER having come forth from Him.  Nothing can stop the great love for His beloved daughter.  This is what Jesus Christ himself accomplished on the cross and then His resurrection.  He made peace with all mankind.  And because we have said “Yes” to Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the Spirit of Jesus lives in us and claims us as His Very Own family.  Nothing that we have done nor can do will change this fact.  When we do occasionally sin, then to confess and repent is quick.  We need to keep this simple, not long and drawn out for self punishment and condemnation.  But, the truth about us is that we have been delivered from the power of darkness (sin and selfishness) and translated into the Kingdom of His Dear Son.  The truth about us is that we have been made like Jesus as He was the light of mankind.  The truth about who we were originally created to be.


Colossians 2:13, Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Matthew 6:9 & Luke 11:2, “Our Father which art in heaven…”

1 John 1:7, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

John 1: 9, That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Genesis 1:27, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.


Angel, let us both draw near to our Lord and Saviour with boldness, seeking to know Him more and more.  He accomplished so much in his great sacrifice. Let us follow in His footsteps, keeping our eyes on Him and believing that we are created to be like Him alone.  In doing so, we bring our loving Father glory and honour!  Amen!


In Christ Always,


Your Sister