Thursday, November 1, 2012

Building HOPE..Places of His Presence

Bob Hartley
God's Overcoming Solutions for 2011-2020
In a series of encounters,  the Lord has opened up His hopeful overcoming plans 4 His people for 2011-2020,  in the midst of perceived waves and challenges that are coming upon the earth,  and have already begun.  Jesus has been intent on laying out His redemptive plans and a Royal Journey of Hope 2 equip us 2 become Hope Craftsmen – those skilled at bringing hope (the confident expectation of the goodness of God) into every arena of life.  The solution 2 every circumstance and situation in the earth, and in our personal lives, can be found in HIM!

...seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3.

The Lord has been equipping His people in many ways so that we can become a dwelling place 4 Him, in businesses, in education, and in our homes.  Jesus has also been encouraging His people 2 choose the right battles this year, and 2 always remember 2 inquire of the Lord regarding those battles, as King David did. There are some battles He will call us 2 fight and some we are 2 let Him fight 4 us. For the full word about Fighting the Right Battles, click here.

Encounter: Places of His Presence and Houses of Hope

Over the last few months, Bob has had encounters where the Lord is offering us the choice of dwelling in "hopeful houses" or "hopeless houses." It is an invitation.  In these encounters, a river that makes glad the city of our God (Psalm 16, Isaiah 33:21) was revealed 2 me, and this river was flowing thru Kansas City and other cities of the earth like living water. This river was flowing by different houses, and the people in each house had a choice b4 them. They could choose 2 become a hopeful house and a place of His presence like Goshen was 4 the children of Israel in the midst of Egypt. The Lord said that this is a substantial time 2 choose which way we are 2 go.

At the time I had this encounter, a wave of challenge had just come crashing in against the economy in our nation and the market had dropped. The Lord said,  "This is the age of restoration, as in Acts 3:20-21, and we are moving 4ward, not backward. The world is going 2 become a better place, w/more salvations and more advancement in the different arenas of society.  Just remember when u hear the reports of the economy being challenged, that today u hear more bad news in one day then your grandparents did in a whole lifetime bcoz of the availability of information. You are continually hearing the negative being magnified in the news that is not My view or My perspective of things. If u heard the proper news of Me, your homes would become places like Bethel in Genesis 28:16-17:  Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it...How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of Heaven!"

Then the Lord began 2 reveal a deeper, more substantial picture of what these "hopeful houses" would look like. I saw b4 me a house in Zimbabwe, in the shanty town of Soweto, that I had visited in the '80s.  In this house there was a small African woman who had once lived in a "hopeless house," under the oppressor during apartheid, but she had visited a place by a river that was filled w/the presence of God and there she had been transformed. There she had been freed from the anti-christ spirit and had received an impartation of hope. After that encounter she planted her own "hopeful house." In this house there were four major distinctions that the Lord wants 2 release in this hour:

1) The Golden Presence of the Lord was there, and they were alerted and aware of how God was moving.

2) Golden Paradigms were released where people received the right sequence of truth, and the understanding that not all truth is created equal, 4 example, faith, hope and love; the Scriptures say that the greatest is Love. I saw that the greatest truths will be revealed in these homes.

3) Golden People lived there, and minds and hearts became hungry 4 Holy Love and 2 see one other Biblically.  Minds were renewed, and they aimed their thoughts toward being aware of the goodness of God moment by moment.

4) The Golden Prophetic was released there, which is the testimony of Jesus as in Revelation 19:10, and there was an understanding of the lessons of God and how 2 walk in what He's saying moment by moment.
As the encounter continued, I saw people gathering in this "hopeful house" in Soweto. As they did, the pieces of their lives began 2 make sense and their momentum was not only kept but even exponentially grown. This is what the Lord is inviting us all into. These are places of His presence. This is what the Lord is speaking right now; the Lord is saying, "Run into the places of the Most High," as in Psalm 27:5, where He will hide us, not from the world but IN Him:

"For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock."

He is sending out an invitation 2 live by the Spirit, which has limitless and wondrous life realities in the power of His presence, but we must be open 2 this new wave of the Spirit and 2 this new hope-filled nature of Christianity. When the Lord took me by these houses of hope,  He showed me a taste from my own bucket of inheritance, from the past, present and future. I saw that each person has been given a measure of inheritance. The buckets are different 4 everyone. There are different portions and different destinies. God's in charge, and everyone gets a bucket from their spiritual and natural family.

What is your inheritance? The Lord said, "Look at the bucket [I Kings 17] in the house I gave u and really glean it, don't pass by it." The Lord also showed me other buckets of inheritance that were available in these hope homes.  Some contained beauty, some lessons, another had graces, some had revelation, as well as love, joy, peace and all the fruits of the Spirit.

As we align ourselves in these houses, we will be endued w/power and have the Genesis 28 experience, where angels will ascend and descend on our behalf bringing another level of supernatural life.  God is bringing forth these centers of hope, not only in individual houses and dwelling places (which ultimately is the Believer as His temple), but there were also countries of hope coming forth that I saw in this encounter. The Supplier-God was revealed 4 whole nations, like Germany and South Korea. These nations will respond w/an opposite spirit and will not buy into the doom and gloom of the day but will buy into Heaven's economy. I saw great victories this year. It will be an accelerated season of our Supplier-God coming forth in these houses and countries of hope.

The Lord is Doing a Great Work In and Through His People as In the Days of Joshua
The Lord said, "I am raising up the 'Early Arisers' (Adopters or Adapters) 2 what My voice is saying in hope about our future. The world is becoming a better place, and the Bride is becoming more complete as My return hastens. Yes, the darkness is increasing, but so is My light, and light is more powerful than darkness. There is an invitation 2 get 'ahead of time' miracles, 2 go after the promises. Do not fear or be dismayed, bcoz I want 2 do a great work in and thru My people as I did in the days of Joshua!"

...Be strong and courageous, 4 u shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore 2 them, and I will be w/u. Deuteronomy 31:23

The Lord said 2 me, "There are great challenges, but I AM a 'greater than' God. Haven't I spoken 2 u since 1983 about cities and nations that would love Me well and invite Me in? Keep reaching, keep hoping, and keep believing! I desire that My people would remove doubt and fear from their hearts and become like the two spies versus the 10 in Numbers 13. My people must begin 2 C 'above the clouds' and get My perspective 2 C My promises 4 the land, instead of magnifying the evil in it. I am not slack concerning My promises."

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come 2 repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is giving understanding in this time, 2 remove fear and dismay. He wants 2 do a great work, w/a greater grace 2 walk in 2 face the challenges by His presence. I saw these hope homes spreading 2 institutions and gatherings, buildings and people. Many would be led 2 create these radiant centers in strategic places that would change cities, and the greatest nets of harvest ever seen would be thrown out into these cities.

My heart became encouraged 2 reach 4 all that is available in Jesus in this hour, 2 not be afraid 2 take as much territory as the Lord would grant 4 the sake of His name. At His Counsel Table, the Lord started 2 speak about cities and homes that became radiant w/the knowledge of who He is.  He asked His Hope Craftsmen, "Can u believe 4 reformation, 4 places of My presence, that I can be Chief among the mountains in the nations like Isaiah and Micah prophesied?" (See Isaiah 2:2, Micah 4:1.)

Now it will come about that in the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream 2 it. Isaiah 2:2 (see also Micah 4:1)

I cried out, "I believe! Lord, help my unbelief. I can believe 4 You 2 come forth as You did in the days of Samuel, as You did in Goshen and Obed Edom." I said it weakly, but the Lord honored my heart that was faint but pursuing Him.  Then the Lord revealed even more what these "Places of His Presence" would look like. It's time now  2 put the Blood of the Lamb over our doorposts, symbolizing a new level of His presence 2 come forth. We need a new operating system 2 come forth, and we need a correct view of our future.

As the Lord revealed even more about these houses of hope, I saw that each one had their own unique ingredients based on their inheritance, but I also saw some common ingredients that were shared by all, which we will share later... Stay tuned!

In His hope,
Bob Hartley
Deeper Waters Ministry


StoreHouse Wisdom

==============================  We learn in stages, a little today, a little tomorrow, so my posts are always 'under construction'...   *Below are 'some' ways I have discovered God's Wisdom, Not from 'more' but saving from what I already have. Many times we beg God 4 more, but God says 'No'. There is a time 4 me 2 grow up, and  He wants 2 teach His children Wisdom and Appreciation in the Luxuries we are blessed with, no matter how humble my posessions might be, Im still blessed bcoz there are always more people who have less than me.  *As children, we never get too old 2b taught new insights... The older I get, the more God amazes me with 'Fresh New Anointing.' To You alone belongs all the Glory Lord! Thank You 4 what You graceously give 2 us. ... *When we become more faithful w/the little He has trusted 2 us, the more He can increase us. We cannot manage more until we graduate from one level 2 the next, Lessons taught in school. Step x Step...and each step a Miracle...

*U dont always need more, rather more WISDOM in what u already possess.... 

Lesson from an Ant..   The Ant tho very small amongst his cousin the Grasshopper, he
needs no Boss. He gathers in Summer while the Grasshoppers play, when the grasshopper
is in need in Winter, the Ant is sufficient from what he 'stored' up  (Prov ).

Utility Bill Wisdom:
01. Save extra in AUTUMN, 2 pay Winter's extra Fuel expense
02. Pay your Winter bill from Autumn's extra Credit.                          
03. Save exta in SPRING, 2 pay Summer's extra A/C expense
04. Pay your Summer from Spring's extra Credit.

Since the two major Utility costs come from the necessity of Gas and A/C comforts, it is wise 2 save 'Reserve Credits in the Seasons that are low. For many who pay across the board, that can be good 4 some, but for the rest having a good Plan is a life saver. While Spring and Autumn are less useage, this is the time 2 pay extra on the bills 2 'store' up 4 the high-cost Seasonal useage. Depending on your own Region where you live, and what part of the world you are in, this can help alot, and also give a Bonus of having 'good credit and not being late with the bills.'

Big Monthly Bills:
* Budgeting is an exciting thing once u do it in 'baby steps.' When u save on one bill or pay one off, add it 2 your bigger bills. You may not C an instant reward, but the interest u save will bring added provision 2 your finances.

* Pay a SMALL bill off 2 add that amount 2 a higher bill and pay it off rapidly, this also give you a great feeling of accomplishment.

Spiritual Prosperity:
* When we give our Tithes and Offerings we bring a smile 2 God's face by giving Him opportunity 2b happy we are a child He does not need 2 worry about. When we give our Tithe, it opens the DOOR of blessing 4 us as we never out-give or out-love Him.

* When we do a kindness or give something, we are investing in our life. If u give a neighbor some apples, that increases the food in your family, God causes u 2 find further sales which increase u. And u are loved 4 being a giver 2 others. Your SEEDS come back when u least expect it from your past seeds sown, bcoz they go into your future 4 when you will have need again.

* It is not only Money, but Time that brings us increase. It can be a Smile, a kindness or just investing in yourself by giving urself permission 2 reward your hard efforts of making your world a better place.

Kitchen Wisdom- Part One:
My FAV stores are the Dollar Store, Family Store, Coupon wisdom and Seasonal Store Sales; call it what you want, but point is that storing up extras found at reduced prices during low peak times, produces provision from what one has w/o the need 2 earn more.
*There are bad decisions in each arena and good ones. Not all coupons are wise spending 4 example, not all sales are sales at all. When we become aware 2 some basics, we find 'hidden treasures' from what we already possess in our Home. I cannot take any credit from what The Loving Holy Spirit has given me, but if it can open some eyes in helping someone, it is worth sharing. I love feedback and how others have found ways of saving and look forward 2 these good reports...*Making a list is not done overnight, but over a span of time as we make 'discoveries from what we purchase. Below are examples only..*What do I buy 4 my Kitchen, what are the things my family and I enjoy that I replace when it is gone?

* ALL Non-Perishables can be bought and stored 4 a length of time in case there arises any emergency.
* Dating our purchases helps us w/good Rotation. The stores call this: Shelf Life It takes only a few secs 2 date w/a marker b4 items are put away.
* What is my list of things I buy all the time? How much Shampoo do I need per Qtr, or Year? What about Toliet Paper, Rajors and Deodorant?
* Make your own private list from the items you purchase all the time.
* How often do I 'replace' items like Kitchen Towels? By buying one or two of needed items as old ones need replacing, it keeps impulse buying at bay when u are forced 2 replace those items. Keep the new ones put away in your Reserve place until the older ones are used. And dont throw out those old towels! I cut mine up for so many uses, right now it's even washing dishes and no longer buying them from the store, saving me 2.95. One time savings may not appear worth  it, but over a span of year(s) it adds up. Also, as a quick gift 2 someone when an unexpected date came up, you would always have a wealth of reserve 2 provide from.

Kitchen Wisdom- Part Two:
The Y in YUMMY!......The exciting way 2 eat LEFTOVERS

Alot of us cook mega meals. For me I try 2 utilize the Crockpot as much as I can unless the meal is inappropriate. This makes meal making many times in a healthier was so we are also increasing our healing for ourselves as well as our family since we are mostly the cook at home.
* When u are cooking and have leftovers, esp from your FAV meals!, add an extra portion in your cooking time just 4 that. For Lunches instead of eating out all the time saves Extra Money as well as health 2u. Make it your favorites if u do not like alot of leftover choices.
* If your fav is stuffed bell peppers, make two pans instead of one, it takes the same amount of heating time in oven and you have a delicious leftover meal by freezing it today, but enjoying tomorrow. Your family members will never know that this Wisdom saved you money as well as 'U TIME.' As u cook ur meals, keep tabs in an email of what that meal was if someone really liked it, and give REF back 2 that meal when giving out the meals 2 family members. Exp: If the kids loved the mac/cheese and brownie, give them that stored back 4 school lunch, u would not give that 2 hubby, he would get his fav meatloaf sandwish and peach cobbler etc.

* Label AND Date Everything! I cannot say that enough. Buying containers and adding labels on top helps in Rotation of Your HOMEMADE leftover meals. Even tho NOONE but U knows they are leftovers bcoz they were cooked 'extra' the day that meal was prepared, it saves U time by keeping up w/when u cooked what by rotating your 'meals' in the freezer. Or u could put the hamburger items on the left, chicken items on right etc etc, but have a personal organized way of rotating your precious time it took u to prepare ahead.

* Gift Yourself. The one area as women we fail at so often is The Sabbath Law. God loves us as women 2 feel remembered, He wants us 2 Rest in Him as well and keep His Law on Saturdays/Sundays. By keeping up with cooking extras ahead, You have also now prepared your meals ahead for your Sundays, Days when u dont feel like cooking, meals to SOW as SEEDS of love 2 a sick relative or neighor, or when u just dont know what u want 2 cook on those off days. Either way, u are prepared, eating well AND loving yourself.

* Giving Back 2 God. By making lists of Wisdom, it helps u add years back 2 your life which pleases God as a Father bcoz He sees His little one growing up and Imitating Him by application of His Will/Ways. Share today a Wisdom Key u learned or have 2 teach. As u do it 2 someone else, u are giving back 2 God what He gave u.

* Did u know by buying frozen fruits and freezing them, u can make them go a long way by porportioned eating. Add a strawberry in a glass of water and indulge yourself or a loved one or guest; as u drink, the aroma intoxes the senses of a 'miracle' gift u created. A slice or orange, lime kiwi, or any fruit you have on hand will do.

Try dipping half of the fruit slice in melted chocolate and adding it to a pudding you beautifully arranged in a cup or wine glass for a frugal creation!

More From Less:
*Here is a list of discoveries that happened when famine hit, that became a way of life that saved 1000's of dollars Annualy.
* It is a fact that we eat 2 much meats and not enough of the good things our bodies need, so by taking just ONE chicken breast, you can make TWO meals. When u cut the meat in half, it 'swells' as it cooks increasing it's amount.
* Save Meat dollars when u BBQ by applying the 1/2 is more rule. Six chicken breasts become as 12 now. Half them thru the bones, as 1/2 Fillets or serve 1/2 top bones in and 1/2 fillet pieces from just your original pieces, since younger children do not eat as much as adults, this is a great way 2 provide the right portions 4 them.
* A Single roast can make 4 meals if cut and marinated, as the meat cooks it swells making it appear as if it magically increased, altho I really have seen God increase my original portions, I think He does this as a Smile 2 remind me how proud He is of the Wisdom I applied and the money I saved as a wise woman.
* When an unexpected guest arrives and the husband says honey, one more 4 dinner, look like a Chef by cooking the CUBE way. Cut your meant in cubes and stretch them as if it was originally planned. Simply remove the chicken leg bone and it looks like u planned it that way, or with Hamburgers, stick a hole in it's center so it does not shrink as much.
* ALWAYS add seasonings AFTER your meat has browned.
* Buying creative kitchen machines saves alot of time w/not using the convential oven on electric useage.
* When slicing your Potatoes, cut them length-wise, then length-wise again, this stretches one potatoe to two. This works well w/frying french fries or making scalloped potatoes. When u do not have enough potatoes, add a veggie making u look frugal and wise, like peas; adding a Splash of beautiful veggie color  your meal.
* Dont buy sugared drinks that are not good 4 your family, 2 stretch those colas etc, make lemonaide from LIMES which are much cheaper than lemons and easier 4 the taste-buds.
* Buy buying glass custard cups, u can increase your meals by measured portions w/o wasting food that would go 2 waste. It also makes your meals beautiful by adding it ontop of the plate instead of the side. After a while u alsos lose weight as it becomes a way of life 2 naturally 'measure' out portions w/o even trying. A bag of veggies goes a long way when we wisely do this with containers. It makes mealtime colorful and there it's a way 2 reward yourself 4 applying such wonderful wisdom 2 your home, by buying urself some beautiful colorful dishwares u might find at some yard sale when there are only two of that style. Your family will think YOU took and extra step 2 loving them, esp when serving snacks. Your guests or family relatives will feel special when u do that so that u keep what they eat at your house in the portions u prepare rather than allowing them 2 help themselves. Nothing beats loving urself w/your FAV bowl or cup when u need a break.

* Take time 2 love yourself by grabbing a few cookies or slice of cake while studying the Word as u take a break thru stretching those cookies or deserts from homemade instead of store bought items.

* Make your own list from the things u love 'AS U DO' them so they do not become like something u now 'must' do adding 2 other responsibliities. After some time u will realize u are not only better organized, but healther and now u have SEEDS of Love 2 sow in anothers life.

* Instead of buying Holiday gifts, save things that can be recycled into 'new' items of beauty 4 gift giving. Everyone LOVES things that are 'home-made' that makes them feel special.  One of something is still a wonderful thing 2 turn into a gift. Broke all your old cups? Dont buy new ones, just use the ONE for gift giving by adding something special inside the cup, a receipe, a pak of their fav tea and what about those old used magazines? Add a couple 2 and u have an instant gift! And your Recepient will not only feel ur love, but have a 'taste' of what YOU like as a clue.

Bathroom Essentials:
* Go 2 the personal room and look at your items, keep a notepaper on a clipboard just inside the cabinet door. Make notes of what need replacing when u open the 'last' item of something. This is ur clue 2 add it 2 the list if u have not stocked up. If u have reserves, rotation new 2 back and open a new one.

* Re-organize the bathroom Pantry by one shelf at a time, no need 2 make a day out of it, just every time u go into it 4 a reason, organize a thing or two. See what gets used the most and buy that item(s) on sell when u go out. Organize your Reserve items by Quarterly, Half a year or Annual. Shampoo/Conditioners and Soaps of all kinds have good shelf times. So u never run out of soap and have 2 spend money on that item when the store has priced it up.

* A great way 2 keeping up w/a First Aide kit as most families are caught unaware or have 2 pay store prices when things are not on sell that are needed on emergency spot. Keep essentials like Pepto, Bandaides and main things first, than add the higher items as spending allows.

* Include Beauty 2 your bathroom by not over-spending on a new thing by simply pinching off part of an ivy that u can grow in there, soon u will have a new plant 2 give as a gift or begin again from.

* Dont! throw away those tiny soap parts, simply add them 2 a beautiful sock or bag u crochet to lavish yourself or a family member by dropping them in the water 4 a wondeful bubblebath instead of buying expensive soaps, saving 100s of dollars Annualy.