By My Spirit Says the Lord!

 

The world offers many solutions
But none I want…
When doubt and fear draws near…
And loss is what you hear…
What can the world give?
The world can’t heal a broken heart
The world can’t mend the shattered start
Of a child alive and then departs…
Where is the world when you cry and lament…
Where is the world when soldiers are sent…
To lay down their lives, for all is spent on
Keeping the world content…
Look around you, listen to the heartbeat of the ones afraid to lie down and sleep
The mothers and fathers all those who weep…
Because the bastards of a godless heart decide to terrorize and destroy
The world no longer is what we see…
As white picket fences and picnics that used to be…
These lunatics are bent on taking our world away…
No reasoning, just kill the infidels…they say.
Solutions!
Delusions!
It’s time to open our eyes, and hear with our ears…and stand and fight…for fear has become our reality…
This is not the time to go to sleep…or ignore the hatred these demons seek…
Ours is the time to come wide awake, pray and understand and take,
Up the sword of the humble and meek
This is not my world it is not what I seek…
But terror strikes the heart of men and women and children
While we fall back to sleep!!!
God is in control, He gives us wisdom to be bold…
Not in our own strength…not in power or might…but by the Spirit of God Almighty…
We must fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 25, 2017
Zechariah 4:6 New International Version (NIV)
So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.

Humble and Contrite

My heart, humble and contrite
Nothing else will do…
No sacrifice of bull or lamb
Can take the place of you…
Obedience out of love for thee,
Is what my heart doth bring…
A pure heart of love divine
Is my offering…
Take my life I pour it out
I walk by faith, not by sight, there’s no room for fear or doubt
You are the Christ, Messiah, Perfect Sacrifice…
High Priest, Hiding Place, My Rock, Deliverer, Prince of Peace…
Yeshua, HaShem…My Adonai…
Come now I pray, and take away, your Bride to the wedding feast…
Where love has won, and life, forever sweet…
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 24, 2017
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:17 New International Version (NIV)
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.” Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them. 1 Samuel 15:22-24New International Version (NIV)
Jesus the Great High Priest
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:14-10:18 New International Version (NIV)

The Sun Has Made An Appearance…

Dedicated to: Catherine O’Neill
The sun has made an appearance…
Gloominess run away…
I’m happy as a bumble-bee now that I can play
Throw open the curtains, open the windows and doors…
Let the sunshine flood each room and run about my floors
Capture a sunbeam and hold it tight…
Keeping it in this moment, Oh glorious light…
For when you see the sunshine
Pure joy warms the heart…
Tomorrow may be raining and then we’ll have to part…
You are my sunshine…let’s bask in it today…
Blessed by your brightness, I’ll sing and dance and play…
No time for skies of gray…
You are my sunshine, thank God when you pray…
For every ray of sunshine brings happiness to stay.
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 23, 2017

Is God Welcomed in Your House?

I have to be honest with you I’ve been struggling about something for two days and nights. I’ll get to that in a moment. But let me ask this question. If God showed up where you were praying would you know it was him? Would you be afraid? Would you acknowledge him, or ignore him? Would you explain him away or would you embrace him?
If God spoke to you in His language, a language you can’t comprehend and no way have you understood, but He, the Living God is talking to you in His language, what would you do? Would you interrupt him and say, “Ah, God I don’t know what you’re saying. Don’t talk to me that way, it just doesn’t make any sense.” But God says, “It’s OK I’ve brought an interpreter, just listen. There are unbelievers here and I want them to know it’s me speaking, not you.”
We can’t but God in a box. We can’t tell the one who created everything, even language that what He’s saying doesn’t make sense and therefore it must not be real.
We, the ones living at this moment in history, maybe have about, seventy years, some more, some less, that we are going to tell the ancient of age we know more than he does therefore, what we say is more important and what we think is the truth, and what God thinks is irrelevant?
The Bible has been around longer than we’ve been alive, yet we in our finite minds are going to interpret what we think it means and tell others that what God said is not what God meant? How ludicrous is that?
My heart is grieved…not only mine, but the Holy Spirit is grieved…
The scripture that keeps rolling over and over in my mind is this…
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. Acts 5:29 King James Version (KJV)
When you know, that you know, that you know, God is speaking to you but you have to hold back because someone in authority over you has said you cannot do what you know…What will you do? Will you obey God? Even at the risk of being ridiculed?
The freedom to move freely in the Spirit is quenched…how can we do that? How can we ask God to show up, we welcome his Spirit into our midst but then we tie his hands and put duct tape over his mouth…how can we expect miracles and manifestations of the Spirit when we don’t allow him to move freely in our midst? All because we think it will offend someone? Or scare someone off? Where is our faith? Are we serving God or man?
God does things with decency and in order…He doesn’t fit into our mindset or our programs…if we say we want God to move then we must get out of the way and let him do what he wants to do. Is God truly welcome, or are there too many house rules for God to even get in the door?
When Jesus preached on the mountain sides and in the Temple he didn’t ask permission, he walked in obedience to His Father…and he taught his disciples the same way…
He walked among multitudes…that’s thousands of people…and when he was getting ready to leave this earth after the resurrection he told his disciples, his mother with them to go and wait in Jerusalem until they receive the promise of the other comforter(Holy Spirit) to fill them and they did…I don’t think they had any idea what was going to happen that day, but it says that the sound of a mighty rushing wind filled the place where they were and tongues of fire were on each one and they spoke in different languages…do you think God was worried it was going to offend someone or scare them off? No…it was a manifestation of the Holy Spirit…what power, this was different from anything they had ever experienced before… it changed the whole dynamic of their walk with the Lord…They not only received power, they received a whole different way of communicating with God and now the Spirit of God would be in them…teaching them, talking to them, showing them how to hear his voice on the inside…Don’t limit God!
I cannot shut up the Spirit of God within me…I will not do it…For it is, better, to obey God than man…now don’t get me wrong, I will use wisdom and discernment…I’m mature enough to know when it’s God and when it’s not…that’s where teaching comes in…
Peter and John and Paul, Matthew, and Luke, all the others, and women too, these New Testament people were persecuted for letting God show up and move through them…even to the point of death. How can we today, knowing what we know, and being filled with the Holy Spirit, sit back and hold back what God has loosed us from and let someone tell us we can’t use what God has freely given us, power in His name, and a helper and a deliverer, it is the anointing that destroys yokes of bondage…how can we stifle him, keep him silent? God doesn’t work that way…He said open your mouth and I will fill it…He said, out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. You can’t hold back a dam when the doors are opened no more than you can hold back the Spirit of God when he wants to move…if you do, He will not stay where he is not wanted…
If we say we love God and want to serve him then we must obey God…
I will obey God! I love him too much, not too…
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 23, 2017
Acts 5:20-33King James Version (KJV)
20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned and told,
23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
28 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

 

The Living Water

There he sits waiting…
Knowing who’s coming his way
She’s weary to the bone
All joy, long gone…
Everything she does just turns to dust…
Her foolish relationships leave her full of disgust…
Every day she walks down to the well
Going back home is a living hell…
But she must…
Out of nowhere this man speaks to her
“Give me a drink, I thirst!”
Shocked and surprised she can’t believe her ears…
“Samaritan woman, full of fear…
I am the living water, dry up your tears…”
Thirsty and dry…
Broken she cries…
Give me this living water so I will not die…
Taking the cup she drinks til satisfied…
Then runs to her village telling all she meets…
Come see this man I met at Jacob’s well…
Listen to him and let Him tell
How he has living water… that’ll never run dry…
Drink this water and you’ll never die…
Come see the man, living water He brings…
Life now, and forever, for we will never thirst again.
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 22, 2017
John 4 New International Version (NIV) 
Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman
1.Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a]) 
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” 
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” 
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.” 
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” 
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” 
25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 
26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” 
The Disciples Rejoin Jesus
27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him. 
31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
 33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” 
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” 
Many Samaritans Believe
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers. 
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

A Pillar of Cloud by Day; And A Pillar of Fire by Night…

Listen, this is huge…do you see it…God is surrounding you, His children, with Himself…His presence is here, day and night….Praise the LORD!! We are covered…in our coming in, and our going out…every second, of every moment, of every day….God has covered us with His anointing and power…
But, we have to do our part…and that is to TRUST HIM!!
In everything.
That means when I go to work and when I come home…when I’m driving down 95 or 75 or wherever…when I’m buying groceries…when I’m sleeping at night…or when I’m playing with my kids or traveling by sea or air or motorcar or motorcycle…whatever or wherever I am, because I am a child of the living God…He’s got me covered…not only that but His Holy Spirit is INSIDE ME!!! He’s teaching me how to overcome, and how to live, and how to forgive, and how to be a light to other people…to smile and not to fear…to help me in my responsibilities of raising a family and being a spouse and a friend, a neighbor and a relative…He’s showing me that even when I get upset I can rely on His peace to come and settle in my heart…and when I want to slap somebody who is stupid…I smile and show mercy instead…
The Israelites had to go the way God showed them, because if he had taken them straight to Canaan they would not have been prepared for the battle with the Philistines…they had just come out of slavery and oppression. They knew how to use a trowel, but they did not know how to use a sword…
They were in training, so God put them in solitude, boot camp, through the wilderness to teach them how they could survive and thrive in the land he was giving them…
They would be given laws, and ordinances, and shown how to live out the covenant they had with their God. They would learn strategies of war, how to trust God, and how to live by faith and obedience. We are no different today…
You may have just become a new Christian in the Lord Jesus…and know absolutely nothing of his ways…so you learn by going to Church and by reading His Holy Bible…and fellowshipping with like-minded believers…
Sometimes the older Christians forget what it’s like coming out of Egypt…we’ve been walking the wilderness road for so long we take it all for granted…I caution you, be more compassionate with new believers…teach by example seasoned with Love and understanding…and patience…we were once ignorant of many things pertaining to the Spirit…and God was merciful to us…New babes in the LORD, need lots and lots of grace…don’t whack the little lambs…nudge them gently…so they will not grow weary and give up…
A Pillar of Cloud by day and a Pillar of Fire by Night…
God was leading his children…and he knew just how to do it…
Now, that cloud, and fire, live within us. God is leading, and he knows what it will take to get us to our destination.
We must follow Him. He will not lead us to a dead end…when He says go, we must go. And when he says stop, we must stop.
One thing is for certain, we must stop complaining. Stop being critical of every little thing…
You are right where God wants you to be…and He will lead and guide you each step of the way…when we try to run ahead of God, that’s when we get into trouble…
If you were blind you’d have to rely on someone else’s guidance to lead you…our walk is almost like that with the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are blind, deaf and dumb when it comes to the things of God…He is our eyes, ears, mouth, feet, hands, heart everything…but thank God we don’t have to orchestrate anything…The Holy Spirit does it for us… all we have to do is follow Him…His sheep know his voice and a stranger they will not follow…
When you feel discouraged and frustrated and lonely and tired; then recognize something is wrong…it’s time to clean house…so to speak…get rid of jealousy and anger and greed and doubt…get rid of envy and gossip…stop confessing with your mouth, “I don’t have a husband, I don’t have a wife…I don’t have children, I have to many children, I can’t stand my boss, I can’t stand my co-workers…with attitudes like that no wonder we can’t get anywhere…
Stop and start over…and start speaking blessings…
What you say with your mouth produces what you obtain…There’s life and death in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)
What comes out of the mouth comes from the heart and what comes from the heart is what you will receive. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 New King James Version (NKJV)
“I am blessed and happy and I have all that I need and want and more. God is a good God. I am well and my family is awesome…I will live and not die and I will proclaim the wonderful works of the Lord…God has made me to prosper and my body is healthy, my mind is sound, and I have the peace of God…Good things are coming to me because I trust in the Lord…and when I am afraid I will still trust in the Lord…He is for me who can be against me…I have the authority in the name of Jesus to say to this mountain be removed and cast into the sea…and it has to obey…I am full of the joy of the Lord and therein is my strength…I will rise early and thank my God for He has given me the Victory…Praise the Name of Jesus, All Glory and honor and power belong to the Lord…”
Now, God will hear and answer your petitions, requests…because you have acknowledged Him and He will go before you and will make the crooked places straight…Sing, rejoice, and make melody in your hearts…For God has done marvelous things….Remember how he brought you out of all those trails in the past…? He’s the same God now, as then…
You are covered by the Pillar of Cloud by day; He will protect you and hide you from the enemy. And the Pillar of Fire by night, he will give you warmth from the cold and drive away dangers of the night. He will give you protection as you camp and as you travel…He will feed you and your clothes will not wear out…That is God’s delight, for you are His children. God is with you and in you! Amen…
Do not worry, and do not be afraid…remember who your Abba is, and stand firm, you know him and He knows you!!
Let His Cloud of Love guide you every day and His Fire of Love Protect you and guide you at night…Be Filled with the Holy Ghost and Fire!
–Marla Shaw O’Neill
Exodus 13:21-22 The Message (MSG)
They moved on from Succoth and then camped at Etham at the edge of the wilderness. God went ahead of them in a Pillar of Cloud during the day to guide them on the way, and at night in a Pillar of Fire to give them light; thus they could travel both day and night. The Pillar of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by night never left the people.

The Song of the Humming Bird

Good morning little Humming bird
Humming as you work…
Dancing in mid-air…what a lovely sight and perk…
Gathering nectar, drinking all you need…
Wings fanning at a glorious speed…
Humming all day long…
Zooming in and zooming out
Joyful little thing as you flutter about
Blue, and Black and Emerald Green
Your colors, they’re quite serene…
You and Sunflowers, two of my favorite things…
Unaware I’m watching, you’re content; humming…
Not knowing the elegance, grace, and symmetry you bring…
Thank you God for the humming bird; and for the song she sings.
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 18, 2017
Genesis 1:21-23 The Message (MSG)
God spoke: “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life! Birds, fly through the sky  over Earth!” God created the huge whales, all the swarm of life in the waters, And every kind and species of flying birds. God saw that it was good. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Ocean! Birds, reproduce on Earth!” It was evening, it was morning—Day Five.

 

Because You Prayed

In general…
Because you prayed my life was changed for the good…
Because you prayed my son/daughter was spared a horrible auto accident
Because you prayed I gave my heart to Jesus and turned my life around
Because you prayed I made the right decision and chose to stay instead of leave my family…
Because you prayed I was healed and delivered from pornography, I got off the streets and was set free from drugs…
Because you prayed I answered the call to become a minister of the gospel
Because you prayed I was protected from a murderer
Because you prayed I didn’t have an abortion
Because you prayed I took a different route to work and missed being killed
Because you prayed I got the job I needed so I could support my family
Because you prayed I married the person God had for me…
Because you prayed I didn’t have an affair…
Because you prayed I accepted the Lord Jesus on my death bed and went to heaven instead of hell.
Because you prayed I became a missionary and many souls have been saved and taught how to live a healthy, happy life…
Because you prayed I led many people to the Lord by taking them to church.
Because you prayed I was able to escape human trafficking and started a rescue for others
Because you prayed depression left me
Because you prayed I go to a healthy Church where I learn how to love and give back to others
Because you prayed I did not commit suicide
Because you prayed a rapist was caught and put behind bars
Because you prayed I can sleep peacefully knowing my children are safe out of harm’s way
Because you prayed I made it out war alive
Because you prayed others have food and shelter and clothes to wear
Because you prayed I am healed
Because you prayed our nation is still free
Because you prayed terrorist have been captured and the plans they had to kill millions have been stopped
Yes because you prayed I am a person who seeks the Lord and teaches others how to live for him…
Prayer is important and we never know how God is answering those prayers…all he asks is that we pray…It’s His business to answer how he chooses…but if you do not pray…someone’s life will turn out different and maybe not so good…
Are you praying?
Pray and do not stop praying…God hears our prayers and He intervenes when His children pray…
  1. Intervene 1. come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Message (MSG)

God’s Spirit is Grieved

My spirit is grieved today…
This is what the Holy Spirit has placed on my heart to write…
I’m talking to “Christians” those who say they are followers of Christ…
I’m going to be as real and descriptive as I possibly can because there are many who need to hear this…So get ready…put on your seatbelts and hang on…it’s going to be a bumpy ride…
Let me say right now this is not about whether divorce is right or wrong…It’s about what divorce does to families…and how it destroys lives.
I am saying this from personal experience not to cause condemnation but to tell you from my heart to yours, the deep, gut wrenching pain that comes from divorce!
Don’t stop reading…please read all the way to the end…it may not be you, but I guarantee, you know someone who is suffering from this demon…and it is a demon straight from the pit of hell…whether you believe or don’t it makes no difference…it is REAL!
And the worst part of it all is it what divorce does to children…
It causes insecurity, low self-esteem, and sickness. It causes mental and social and physical illness. Bed wetting, biting of finger-nails, hypertension, depression, trust issues…despairing of hope…fear of everything and everyone… and it sets the child up for failure in all relationships for the rest of their life.
I’m not saying there isn’t healing that can come but are you willing to take that chance? The healing will only come through the Blood of Jesus…nothing else works…you only fool yourself if you think otherwise. I’m telling you, the risk is too great!
To husbands and wives who divorce…
You may think that divorce is the answer and in some cases of extreme abuse, I’d say divorce is the answer.
God never intended for husbands and wives to divorce. The marriage ordained by God was symbolic of the marriage between Christ and His Bride, the Church. Jesus would never divorce his bride or abuse her.
But because of the HARDNESS of HEARTS Moses wrote a bill of divorcement…
Hardness of hearts…Pharaoh’s heart was hardened; look what it cost him.
There is a horrible cost that comes with divorce…not to mention the attorney fees that’s just money.
You become like the walking dead…
Sleep eludes you…food is a four letter word…you are literally torn in half…mentally insane…the war begins and it’s not just a war between you and your spouse…it is a demonic war and no one wins but Satan…
Not only are you torn in half…your children are ripped and dragged through the war with you…between you…the father pulls on one arm and the mother pulls on the other arm…and the splitting begins…
The devil is the master deceiver…He whispers in your ear…divorce is not so bad…it’ll be so much better when you’re out of this marriage with this lunatic…anger and hate take over and the person you vowed to love forever…you can’t stand to even look at them…you leave each other to fend for yourselves and the children pay the price of your decisions…
So you make it through the courts and now there’s child support to pay and visits for the children every other weekend…holidays are split up…grandparents are seen rarely…and enters the other girlfriend or boyfriend…with their children and issues…that opens a whole other story…
But it never ends….
It will be this way for the rest of your lives…
Unforgiveness destroys lives…
The aftermath of divorce is so much worse than the beginning…
People turn to alcohol, drugs, pills, therapy or they just sink into the bottomless pit of walking dead…Zombies…on the inside, anyway…Oh they put on a fake front in public but behind closed doors…they live with regret and unforgiveness…anger and pain.
I’ve gone through this…I know what I’m talking about…the only way I survived…I had to forgive…
Why is divorce so horrible…
It leaves it’s victims not really dead, but not living either…and you have to go on and still do your job…take care of the shattered family…converse with the enemy your broken spouse…FOREVER…
I did forgive and even though Jesus took the broken pieces of my life and helped me to begin again after years of struggling and trauma…there is still the scar where two had been one…but ripped apart…
Healing did come but only years after I was able to accept and forgive.
If you are thinking about divorce, if you are listening to the whispers of the devil and he’s saying, “Surely you won’t die…” You are being deceived just as Eve and Adam were…No you won’t die…not in the sense that you think…but it will kill your spouse and your children in way that you will never recover from…even when you forgive…because your family unit as you know it, will cease to exist…
If you are having problems in your marriage I beg you…do whatever you have to do to save your marriage … Go to God…get help from Him not from a source that tells you it’s OK…it will never be OK…
Yes my spirit is grieved but more than that the Holy Spirit is grieved…
Do Not Do what you are planning…God has so much more for you as husband and wife…Seek Him…and Forgive. Forgive your spouse and forgive yourself and set aside selfishness…
Father in the name of Jesus I pray for marriages today…I pray for forgiveness and restoration. I pray for holiness and repentance…Holy Spirit give men and women your power to overcome the enemy of their souls…I pray for the children that you will protect them and help their parents to realize the cost is to great…their lives, their children’s lives and future generations are counting on them to make the right decisions…Let men love their wives as you, Jesus love the Church and gave yourself for her…Let women respect their husbands and honor them…God I pray you will heal marriages today and do not let them be deceived, do let them be destroyed…In Your Mighty Name I pray Jesus…Amen and Amen….
–Marla Shaw O’Neill
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:22-33 New International Version (NIV)
 Jesus said, “Moses wrote this command only as a concession to your hardhearted ways. In the original creation, God made male and female to be together. Because of this, a man leaves father and mother, and in marriage he becomes one flesh with a woman—no longer two individuals, but forming a new unity. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.” Mark 10:5-9The Message (MSG)

High Priest

White, Purity…
Blue, Heaven…
Gold, Majesty…
Purple, Royalty…
Scarlet, the Blood…
The bells I hear as he walks by…
Pomegranate seeds full of life, fruit, supplied…
High Priest sacrificed,
The lamb died…
Veil torn,
Now the presence of God
Inside…
Each one,
When you decide…
To walk in the presence of God!
–Marla Shaw O’Neill May 15, 2017
Hebrews 2:17-18 New International Version (NIV)
For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
I wrote this poem, with the colors of the High Priest’s garments in mind. The pomegranate symbolizing lives by the hundreds of seeds they contain and the sustenance they provide as a fruit. I thought some clarity was needed.
%d bloggers like this: