RHEMA 4/05/13 REMOVING BITTERNESS FROM PAST
Yesterday when I was cleaning out the fridge:
I am removing the bitterness.
James 3:8-12 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an
unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With this bless we
God, even the Father; and with this curse we men, who
are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same
mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these
things ought not so to be. 11 Does a fountain send
forth at the same place sweet water and
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?
either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt
water and fresh.
RHEMA 4/11/13 A BURDEN FOR A CLEAR REFLECTION OF
HEARD: You will cleanse us by the washing of
Ephesians 5:26-27 That he might sanctify and cleanse
it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he
might present it to himself a glorious church, not
having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it
should be holy and without blemish.
I saw crystal clear water from a pitcher being poured
through a filter.
HEARD: Bitter. I cant see any. Its a clear
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face
beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are
changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as
by the Spirit of the Lord.
Lets talk about life and death for a minute.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the
tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit
THE SWORD OF THE LORD
AND ABUSE 1/16/11
I AM grieved over the mouths
of My people. I hear betrayal, judgment and character
assassination coming from their lips. I hear voices
from podiums being used as angry catharsis, temper
tantrums and railings upon My sheep. I hear parents,
children, and couples caught in abusive cycles of
argument and strive. I hear all manner of speaking in
rude, crude carnality. ... And yet My people are crying
out for the rod of authority to heal and deliver...
The Sword of the Lord is
sharp with 2 edges. If you use it illicitly, it will
cut you in return. I AM training My people to use the
sword of their mouths to release My Word into the earth,
and release the captives. To use My sword for self-defense
and catharsis is abuse.
Heb 4:12-13 NKJV
For the word of God is
living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged
sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no
creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked
and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give
EXPERIENCE: I had listened to someone’s
testimony of having been betrayed and then stolen from
due to sin. The person’s penalty was really a heavy one
and it was encouraging to hear about the restoration in
this person’s life. However I was grieved to hear the
bitterness and type of things this person spoke about
the betrayers who had been friends in the house of the
Lord. It was so bad, it became very obvious that this
person had a root of bitterness. I began to pray over
this, because after seeing it so clearly, I could then
hear how this root was affecting not only other misc
words the person was saying but also the ears of the
hearers. I felt like there was unintended poison being
poured out and it made me so sad. I really began to
take this to prayer.
Zechariah 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are
these wounds between your hands? Then he shall answer,
Those with which I was wounded in the house of my
RHEMA 4/12/13 INTERCESSION OVER BITTER BETRAYAL IN
HEARD: Arugula. I will heal, I
promise. Decision. Arugula caustic. I am not going
through this a second time.
Arugula is bitter salad greens. When bitter greens are
served in a salad, the way to counteract the bitterness
is to use either sour vinegar or lemon juice as a
dressing. I am reminded that when Jesus was on the
cross, He was offered vinegar, so dull the pain and He
refused. And when the Israelites took the Passover,
they had bitter herbs to remind them of their days of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
hurbs, or urbs (merorim): Originally in the primitive
Nu 9:11) these were probably merely salads,
the simplest and quickest prepared form of vegetable
accompaniment to the roasted lamb. Such salads have
always been favorites in the Orient. Cucumbers, lettuce,
water-cress, parsley and endive are some of those
commonly used. Later on the Passover ritual (as it does
today) laid emphasis on the idea of "bitterness" as
symbolical of Israel's lot in Egypt. In modern Palestine
the Jews use chiefly lettuce and endive for the "bitter
herbs" of their Passover. In
La 3:15 the same word is used: "He hath
filled me with bitterness merorim, he hath sated me with
wormwood." Here the parallelism with "wormwood" suggests
some plant more distinctly bitter than the mild salads
mentioned above, such, for example, as the colocynth (Citrullus
colocynthus) or the violently irritating squirting
cucumber (Ecballium elaterium).
I was in a room where a pastor was strongly rebuking
those who had walked very close to him. I felt they
were his staff or perhaps friends of some sort. He said
he refused to go through this a second time and began to
rebuke each one of them individually. Then I saw him
with only the top half of his body moving around on the
ground without legs so he was only half the man he once
was. These people had somehow cut off his legs. He was
unable to stand and had been cut in half through
betrayal, division, judgments, slander, criticism, etc.
The tension in the room was very sober and tense and
it was so strong I could no longer watch, so I turned
towards the window and peered outside, all the while
praying in my mind that the Lord would heal the
bitterness and anger and wounds of the past. I began to
sing a song: “To Him Who sits on the throne and unto the
Lamb, Be all blessing and honor and glory and power
forever! There was a gracious person (probably an
angel) in the room who came over to me and politely said
that he could feel the anointing when I sang that phrase
and asked if I would play it on the keyboard. So I went
over to the keyboard and played the song and sang it
from the depths of my heart. I felt it was changing the
tension of the atmosphere in the room.
HEARD: He heard that, the sound of your music
coming through the atmosphere. Heated argument right
under the surface. I heard that heavenly music and it
melted my heart. Gratefulness.
[I wondered if this vision was due to my burden the day
before where I prayed for a different person who had
suffered very similar to this pastor.]
I saw someone coming and delivering a pie. It was
humble pie and somehow related to an intercession going
on about argument and strife.
HEARD: Fellowship comes at a cost. Humble.
This has been in the church. Deep betrayal.
RHEMA 2/01/13 WALK AWAY FROM BITTER WORDS
Wounded. Bitter. Caustic. Arugula crossfire.
RHEMA 2/03/13 BITTER
I saw the ingredients for a salad. Salad. Arugula.
My scar bill is tremendous. Don’t mess with it.
HEARD: This is the days when the good, bad
and ugly appear. Root of bitterness.
It’s a day of reckoning, both good and bad.
And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church)
in Sardis write: These are the words of Him Who has the
seven Spirits of God [ the sevenfold Holy Spirit] and
the seven stars: I know your record and what you are
doing; you are supposed to be alive, but [in reality]
you are dead.
WORDS TO PONDER REGARDING BETRAYAL
MY FRIENDS 3/06/04
Some will betray Me. Some
will compromise and some will be faithful all the way.
Yes My love, it has been that way since the beginning...
And even when I already knew
the outcomes, I chose to love. And even so it is the
same with My gifts and callings. They are irrevocable…
Yes precious one, now you
know. I have given you a glimpse into Mine own heart.
How I long for friends, just like you do! How I long to
be one of those, just as you call them. - kindred
hearts. How it melts My heart when I see them suffer
because they love Me and continue to choose to love Me
no matter what. I AM all powerful, all knowing and
always present. I always was and always will be. And
yet only you can give Me volunteer love. And now you
know. How I feel.
John 15:13 NKJV
Greater love has no one
than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
MAKE ROOM FOR JOSEPH 9/21/04
Like Joseph, you went into
captivity when you shared your dream with your
brethren. Your innocent trust was betrayed and you have
suffered years because of this. Dear one, what the
enemy intended for evil, I meant it for good. I allowed
the circumstances in your life to train and prepare you
for this day. Yes it is time. Walk out of captivity
and share your wealth. The many gifts I have given you
will make a way for you. You will have fellowship and
replacement of what you have lost. All that you have
will be cherished and no longer scorned. I shall honor
you with My mantle, My delegated authority and glory.
Go now and become the deliverer who I have promised you
to be. Provide for and set My people free.
Prov 18:16 KJV
“A man's gift maketh room
for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
Gen 41:40-43 NKJV
“And Pharaoh said to
Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of
Egypt." Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand
and put it on Joseph's hand; and he clothed him in
garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his
UPROOTING THE BITTER
ROOT OF A DIVIDED HOUSE 2/03/08
All over the world My people
have suffered the deep, bitter pain of a house divided.
When resources have dwindled, when children leave the
nest, when friends move, when a loved one dies, when
betrayal works its rending, when opinions clash, when
marriages fail .... all of these and more are the
painful wounds of a house divided. Many who have gone
through this deep rending, have bitterroots that have
grown up along the good fruit. The crop is now full and
I AM sending My angels to go out among the hearts of men
and uproot the bitter root of a divided house.
Dear precious ones, when it
comes time to uproot this bitter root, it will come out
through weeping and acceptance. I know this is very,
very hard, but as you offer up the pain of your soul of
feeling abandoned and alone, I will wash you with My
Presence as I rain upon your tears and cleanse your
soul. As you look at the rending and accept that even
in the worst case of failure, I have allowed this for
your good, it will give you grace to swallow the bitter
When within the deepest agony
of bitter tears, you are able to look up into My own wet
face and be honored and thankful to have suffered for My
will in your life, then you will know the final resting
place and depths of a cleansed heart without a bitter
root. You will know My sweetest release and understand
My love is bittersweet agony.
Mark 10:38-40 NKJV
But Jesus said to them,
"You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the
cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that
I am baptized with?" 39 They said to Him, "We are
able." So Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink the
cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized
with you will be baptized;
when you are betrayed
I was betrayed and how deeply
I understand the pain. I knew ahead of time that I
would be betrayed and I understood whose heart was not
right. My Father kept nothing from Me. Even so I tell
you that a servant is not greater than his master. If
they persecuted Me, they will you too. You are called
to be an overcomer as you walk in My footsteps.
One of the strongest weapon
you have is overcoming evil with good. Pray for those
who are not innocent and who despitefully use you. As
you walk purely before Me, I hear your prayers for those
whose hearts are not right. As you forgive them and
pray for them, I will hear your heart’s desires that
they come into My image and repent of their deeds so
that My kingdom will come to pass in their lives.
Ps 41:9 NKJV
Even my own familiar
friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted
up his heel against me.
Job 22:30 AMP
He will even deliver the
one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes,
he will be delivered through the cleanness of your