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(Week 1) “The Fruit of Freedom: 2016 Is My 9th Year of Freedom”

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#BreakthroughOrBust2016

I listed my blogging goals for 2016 in the post,

“Be Alert! Be Present! I’m about to do something BRAND NEW!”

This is the first full week of 2016 and this is post #1 of 52 for 2016.

Below is painting #1 of 52 for 2016:

THE FRUIT OF FREEDOM

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I am a number girl; so I did a little digging to see what the number 9 meant in the Bible.  Here is a brief summery of my findings:

The number 9 is used 49 times in the Bible and it symbolizes divine completeness.

There are 9 Fruit of the Spirit:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

(**The 9 Fruit of the Spirit inspired painting #1:)

There are 9 Gifts of the Spirit:

God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:

wise counsel
clear understanding
simple trust
healing the sick
miraculous acts
proclamation
distinguishing between spirits
tongues
interpretation of tongues.
All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.

 (1 Corinthians 12:4-7 MSG)

The Ninth Hour – The Hour of Prayer

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. (Acts 3:1)
And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing. (Acts 10:30)

I have been praying through these “Number 9” references and the symbolic meaning of the “Number 9” in God’s Word, asking God to give me wisdom and understanding of how this applies to my life.  So far, this is what I believe God is telling me.  I believe that this word will speak to someone else as well or God would not be asking me to take the journey before the people:)

I pray you receive HIS SMILE.  God is crazy about you!

(**Jesus Calling by Sarah Young , cover225x225was the first time I had ever read prayers written in the first person, as if Jesus was speaking directly to me.  These Scripture prayers have changed me forever and helped me see how incredibly personal My Jesus is.  Soaking in the Spirit, I now hear, in my heart, God speaking directly to me and much of my journal consists of HIM wooing me with HIS LOVING KINDNESS.

HE is wooing (I love the word “woo”:) you too!  Lean in and listen!

“Dear Daughter, My purpose is to give life in all its fulness. (John 10:10) and your fulfillment  is in ME.  I created you to be filled to full plus overflow!  You heard me correctly when I spoke the word PRAISE over you.  We are a writing a LOVE SONG together sweet girl and MY concern is that your heart be filled with passion for ME! When one is IN LOVE, PRAISE naturally flows from every area of their life.  I am singing PRAISE SONGS over you (Zeph.3:17), while you are oozing PRAISE to ME!

“I am the God who made you in the first place,
the One who got you started,
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:  MY SON JESUS!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!” (See Isaiah 43:1-4 MSG)

I am taking you deeper, My daughter, to a place of intimacy that you have not been before.  We are still on a journey and I am continually revealing your divine design to you, a design that I personally hand stitched into you before the you were ever born.  Keep your gaze glued on ME and you will bear much fruit, but remember, closeness to ME, not the bearing of fruit, is your ultimate goal!  I have heard you all the days of your life, and will continue to hear you all the days of your life, when you tell ME:

“I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on YOU Lord!” (2 Chron.20:12)

That is the response I am looking for sweet girl!  Well done! Keep looking up!

I am giving you back the dance and you will walk in your anointing.  The dance is a gift and I want to dance with you.  I mean it. I want to dance with you, but you must let me lead and for the love of ME, please get off my feet:)  I do have a sense of humor, you know.  I created humor after all.

Your nickname was “2-SHOES” growing up.  I am revealing the reason for that nick name now.

You had the book “Birthing the Miraculous” for months before choosing to read it just before New Years.  That delay was a divine delay.  It was my strategic timing.  I can speak through whomever I want to, whenever I want to, to relay my personal messages.  I am in your details.   I chose to speak through Heidi Baker for such a time as this.

“The shoes I made for you will not fit anyone else.  FILL THEM-(2-SHOES)!”

And remember:

I am the ONE calling you and I am completely dependable.  If I tell you to do something, I’ll do it in and through you! (see 1 Thess 5:24 MSG) and you just need to trust me with all you heart and not lean on your own limited understanding.  Acknowledge me in all you ways and I will make your path straight. (Prov. 3:5-6) Oh, while you are at it:

Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.  (Matt.11:28-30 MSG)  Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
loving look at me, your High God,
above politics, above everything.  (Psalm 46:10)

You are becoming a “laid down lover,” as you allow yourself to be “undone” by the reality of My Presence.  You are going low and saying “yes;” in that humble posture, surrendered spirit, and Christ-abiding position anything is possible!

I know you are dreaming and those dreams are from ME.  You have been delighting in ME and as you do that, your dreams become MY dreams!  As you step into these GOD-Dreams in 2016, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and purpose that will make a difference in MY world.  You are part of something so much bigger than yourself.  I am bringing you together with more of MY children to work alongside each other to fulfill MY Kingdom Plans.  I have given you your church home and I am using the book

Four Cups: God’s Timeless Promises for a Life of Fulfillment

to walk you into this season of PRAISE.  I am teaching you to dream bigger and risk more, all  for MY GLORY, not selfish ambition or thrill seeking.

Get your PRAISE ON, SWEET CHILD O MINE!

This is a season of breakthrough and overflow, where you are stepping more fully into your role as MY ambassador, declaring MY praises, because I called you out of darkness into marvelous light! (1 Peter 2:9)

As you continue to draw near to ME, I will grow you in your gifts and you will bear much fruit.  The fruit of My Spirit will not be hidden in your life because you are hidden in ME; therefore:

You are MY instrument of light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. You couldn’t keep ME a secret even if you tried; so I am enabling you to go public with MY RIDICULOUS LOVE, as public as a city on a hill.

(*The picture below is of a picture hanging on the wall of my house.  One of my dear sisters-in-Christ, Katie Taylor, gave it to me for my birthday.  She and I Co-founded a local community website, Ourcityonahill.net , out of the overflow of Catalyst Conference 2014.)

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Since I have made you a light-bearer, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand.

Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—

shine!

I want you to keep opening up your house, being generous with your life. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with ME, your generous Father in heaven.

(Matthew 5:14-16 MSG)

I love you little lady!  You are royalty, because I am your DADDY, and I AM a GOOD GOOD FATHER!

 

As our conversation comes to a close for the moment, I want to remind you of the 21 Days of Prayer I have called you to.

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http://21days.churchofthehighlands.com

 Remember that the number 9 is the HOUR OF PRAYER!  You and I both know there are no coincidences!

Praise and Prayer are woven together.

Praise and Prayer are MY DNA and you are made in MY image;

therefore

Praise and Prayer are your DNA.

You should feel right at home surrounded by the LOVE LANGUAGE of your forever HOME, HEAVEN!

“Number 9: Divine Completeness” is MY ultimate fulfillment, which is about ministering to others from the unique LOVE SONG, DANCE, STORY we are writing together, and that song, dance, story etc… has a choir, troupe, cast of characters I am placing alongside you to be all up in and all about MY BUSINESS! 

Keep taking the journey before the people.  I am offering hope, through you, MY “yes” girl.

I love you; My Son loves you, and my Spirit lives in you.  You are smart, wonderful and beautiful; don’t you ever forget it!

GOT IT?

Good!

Amen

About Katie Wilson

Where my faith and creativity collide!
A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel
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