Beloved, I call your spirit forward in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen with your spirit to God’s exhortation in His Word.
Proverbs 3:3 – “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
Beloved, I bless you with a yearning for the twins of love and faithfulness to be entwined in the very chamber of your heart. Even as your natural heart functions by life-giving blood pumping into its chambers and back out again to nurture and sustain your entire body, I bless you with a keen sense of the precious blood of Christ’s love flowing in as His faithfulness, not only to you, but to a thousand generations, flows out.
I bless you with wearing a band of deepest value, set with the stones of love and faithfulness and firmly clasped around your neck. I bless you with an understanding of the priceless worth of these two gems that results in your determination to guard and esteem them above all other fleeting fortune that life has to offer. I bless you with your heart being engraved – set in stone for eternity – with the essence of Christ’s love and faithfulness. I bless you, beloved, with not experiencing it only in your own life, but in the lives of your children, your loved ones, those in your circle of influence, and those who will be attracted to you because of your testimony of God’s love and faithfulness.
Beloved, listen with your spirit to God’s instruction in His Word:
Joshua 4:1b-7,9 – The Lord said to Joshua, “Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.” So Joshua … said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder…to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord” … These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever. Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.
Beloved, I bless you with being chosen from among your family to take up the memorial stone of God’s faithfulness as a tribute to His rescuing power. I bless you with seeing the waters that would threaten to drown you and your family parted at the sound of Your Father’s voice – the same Voice whose command the winds and the water obey. I bless you with the attribute of steadfastness to lift the memorial stone on to your shoulder and to carry it with a determined obedience to that place of rest on the other side of the seemingly impassable river, where it will be set down and memorialized for all the days to come.
I bless you with building an altar of stones that hold for you high value and deep meaning as you pass through fire and flood to reach the other side. I bless you with knowing that your Covenant-keeping Father has gone before you in the past, and will do so as often as is necessary in the future, to cut off the flow of that which would threaten to halt you, overtake you, or cut off your escape from the enemy. I bless you with an altar erected in your heart made up of these costly stones, a place from which you minister love and faithfulness back to your Father in humility of spirit and in honor of Who He is.
Beloved, listen with your spirit to the promises of the Lord.
Proverbs 10:6 “Blessings crown the head of the righteous…”
Beloved, I bless you with being one who is righteous – in right standing with God – and on whose head rests a crown of blessings of many facets and colors. I bless you with growing in grace, with the capacity and ability to carry yourself with the bearing fitting of the Redeemed of the Most High King. I bless you with a compassion that allows your soul to hold your head high, for on your brow rests a crown for which a dear price has been paid, both by your Savior, Christ Jesus, and by you as you follow where He has led and will yet lead.
Zechariah 9:16 – “And the Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people, for they shall be as the precious jewels of a crown, lifted high over and shining glitteringly upon His land.”
Beloved, I bless you with being placed by your Shepherd in a pasture with proper boundaries and safe borders whereby you are free to live and move and possess your being. I bless you with claiming the land that rightfully belongs to you and not to your enemy who has stolen, defiled, and set up camp within your borders. I bless you with taking back the land of your birthright – the essence of who your Heavenly Father created you to be – so that you will laugh and leap with delight as the stones in the crown on your head sparkle and send forth light as a beacon whose gleam can be seen from a great distance. I bless you with others taking note of the brilliance with which your Abba Father shines upon and through you. I bless you with a lifetime of myriad gemstones mined, cut, polished, and placed in settings of silver, comprising the crown of righteousness acquired by you and uniquely yours. I bless you with holding on to what you have so that no one will take your crown. (Revelation 3:11)
I bless you in the name of Christ Jesus, your coming King. ♦
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