✨CREATE WITH GOD✨

By Tiffany Bretana

On Wednesday, I was praying and I was given a vision of a scene from the movie, the Neverending Story (1984). There is a part in the movie where the Princess has a golden piece of sand in her hand and the main character Bastian is standing before her asking her what this is. The Princess relates to Bastian that this one grain of sand is all that remains of her vast empire. There was another character in the movie, the Nothing, which is the antagonist in this movie. The Nothing was destroying the Princess’ empire that were created by her dreams and wishes. What fueled the Nothing’s power of destruction was apathy, cynicism, and the denial of childish dreams”. In the movie, the Nothing is depicted as a tremendous, chaotic storm, covering the sky with dark clouds, winds, earthquakes and lightning; or a destructive presence that tears everything and leaves a dark void on its wake. There is much parallelism in this movie in regards to living by faith, if one was to take a moment to ponder upon it.

Speak forth by faith the Kingdom of Heaven which is within you.

He gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 and of all the seeds [planted in the region] it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air find shelter in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32

The seed of faith can accomplish amazing miraculous things.

He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20

Be imitators of God and speak into creation/existence.

In the beginning God ( Elohim ) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-4

Elohim is a plural form of the word God. We were with Him before the foundation of the world.

Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. Ephesians 1:3-6

We are made in His likeness and image, we do as we see the Father doing, and we say what the Father says.

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10:34-38

You have more power and authority then you know, tend and keep what you want to see before you.

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28

The Lord is saying ……. use your God like and given faith and imagination and create. I have given you the gift of vision, imagination, and creativity. In the Beginning, I had within Myself a vision of what I wanted to see, when the earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. I spoke what I envisioned and the Heavens and the Earth was created and planted. You have been made in My likeness and image. I have made you a tender and a keeper. Call forth those things that be not as though they were. I call forth your Godly imagination to be stirred up, and SPEAK…….

BLESSINGS OVERTAKING YOU …..

By Tiffany Bretana

On Tuesday night, I was given a vision of the mighty rushing wind of the spirit coming forth from behind us. And as the winds blew, a SHIFT OCCURRED & TOUCHED everything in sight before us, even causing a PUSH & CATAPULTING of things.

In Russell Walden’s book Spiritual Meteorology: Understanding the Seven Spirits of God: pages 54-55, he writes North represents the Judgment seat of God, while South represents blessings. Russell Walden references both Psalm 48:2 and Habakkuk 3:3.

Psalm 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.

Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of His praise.

Teman means “south” and “right”

Paran means beauty, glory, ornament.

Russell continues to write, “This speaks of the spiritual direction of your life. There are many verses that speak of drawing near to God, by moving from where you are to where God is. God’s throne is in the “sides of the north”. To draw near to God, is to draw near to His judgement seat in humility, acknowledging our sin, and throwing yourself on His available mercy. So, if you are drawing near to God in the (spiritual) North, then the blessing coming upon you come from the (figurative) South. The scriptures speak of the South as representing blessing and favor. ”

Prophetically speaking we look and face NORTH to God’s throne for His judgments. But from the SOUTH, behind us comes the BLESSINGS & FAVOR of God. The wind of the spirit coming from behind us speaks of that that they shall overtake and even surprise us, not knowing from where they came.

All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

JESUS STILL SPEAKS IN PARABLES

By Tiffany Bretana

I became a part-time photography assistant in the later part of October, but through my brief employment thus far as a photography assistant, the Lord has been speaking to me through my experiences through the last four photo shoots, I had worked. Today, the Lord has released me to put this down in writing, as the Lord told me that He still speaks in parables today.

1- The first photo shoot was for a softball league. It was rained out relatively early in the photo shoot.

The Lord is saying there is coming an outpouring upon the body of Christ, that will disrupt things and will not be business as usual.

2- The second photo shoot was for a baseball league. It was pretty hectic. I was charged by my father/the photography with placing coaches, coach’s sons/daughters, and other team members in their proper placement and alignment during the shoot, coordinating and ensuring team cooperation to get the goal at hand accomplished. As well, making sure that individual baseball players took their proper stance.

The Heavenly Father is giving blueprints to those who will coordinate and align those positionally according to His vision and blueprints of how things out to be placed and done. The Lord is saying that He is placing whole ministry teams in order, and handing out individual assignments which will include their call, anointing, mantling, appointment to certain offices within the body of Christ.

3- The third photo shoot was for a soccer league. It was very disorganized. Originally, I was scheduled to be my father’s photography assistant but was told to help man the table.

The Lord is saying that there will be those who will be placed where they are needed and not necessarily where they thought they would end up. There will be a changing of the guard, as this will be a promotion. Some will be a calling forth of a cross pollination of giftings and callings. The fields are white with harvest, and the laborers are few. At times, it will be and feel like chaos but the Lord says what looks like chaos is a decree of order in His Kingdom, His Kingdom order.

4- The fourth photo shoot was for a cheerleading league photo shoot. It was very well organized, where I was able to keep the photo shoot running in a smooth fashion, even with the little hiccups that were thrown my way.

The Lord is saying that once people knew their place and position, and were able to receive the marching orders that the Lord has given, that things would run a lot smoother where it will be yoke easy and burden light, where all things would fall into place, where all parts of the body were operating synergistically with one accord for His Kingdom purposes.

Matthew 13:10-17 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

BE LOVE IN ACTION 

By Tiffany Bretana 

I hear the Lord say ……. BE LOVE IN ACTION!!! Let your light so shine before men, that they will want to know Me. Yes there will be those who will attempt to vilify you. But I am your source of ALL referral, self and otherwise. I never intended for your referral to come from any outward sources as Adam and Eve conceded, but My constant unconditional love flowing within you, flowing outwardly. I have begotten you in My sacrificial love for you. My perfect and complete love for you casts out all fear.   

When you refer to My deep abiding love from within you, you will see and know My heart for yourself and others. Be the love that dispels the darkness.  

My Perfect Love for you is:   

excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement

entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings

thorough; complete; utter

pure or unmixed

unqualified; absolute

unmitigated – not softened or lessened
    

STEP OUT IN FAITH

By Tiffany Bretana

Today, the cable company came out since we were having issues with our wifi service for the last month or so. While, they were in the hallway, one of the men noticed, I have a super-sized post it on my bedroom door with Amos 9:11-15. So it started a conversation between my father and the two men. Hahahaha, I took it quite literally in the Word, when it says in Deuteronomy 6:9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. I heard my father speaking to the cable technician men about God. Of course, my ears perked up. Immediately, my reaction was Lord give me a word for them, so that they maybe blessed and they know You are intimately involved in the affairs of men.

Daniel 4:17 ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’

They needed to get a new modem for our house, since our modem was several years old, so they left to retrieve it from someone else. The Lord started downloading somethings about these two gentleman. I started writing them down. They return and start replacing the old modem with the new. I stepped out in faith in front of door to my father’s office and asked the gentlemen, if I could ask them a few questions. Immediately, I ask the first technician how long he’s been working with the company. He answers 6 years. I said ok the Lord told me to tell you for the last 12 years you have been overlooked for promotion 5 times, he confirms it. And I further relate to him what the Lord had given for me to say. Then I told the second gentleman, the Lord showed me a motherly figure in your family who has an eye or eye socket issue and the Lord wants to heal that. He confirmed that his grandmother did. Then I started to relate the rest as the Lord spoke to me …… “If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord will make Myself known to him in a vision And I will speak to him in a dream, Numbers 12:6. I said to him, you have received visions and dreams. He confirmed that he had and started to relate to me some of his dreams. The conversation quickly went from WiFi to speaking about the things of God. The first gentleman was telling me that he owned an internet Christian based radio station and that I should look into it. Hehehehehe – the goodness of God.

This was a divine appointment as originally the service call was set for yesterday at 8:30 am but my father had received a confirmation email from the cable company for service between the hours of 4:30-8:30 pm. My father was not happy with the timeframe and rescheduled the call for this morning. The two gentleman who came today do not normally work in my residential area and were called to help today in my area. The two gentleman both commented that this was a divine setup. They both related to me that prior to coming to my house they were speaking about God. I was joking with them and said I guess you didn’t expect 5’1 little old me coming and bringing a word from the Lord. They were blessed. The best part was doing this in front of my father who doesn’t exactly understand and/or get that I hear from the Lord, and to see that God is a very personal God, who was & is involved in the affairs of men.

TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE 

By Tiffany Bretana

In this hour, I believe it is imperative that we as believers, should not be isolating ourselves. I truly believe there is exponential power when two or more are gathered together in agreement and unity in His Name, with Him in our midst. Let’s put on bands and cords of love, encouraging, edifying, and exhorting one another. The enemy would like for us to isolate ourselves. The enemy comes to divide and conquer, and isolate us ….as he knows we are the weakest when we stand alone. Let’s put away from ourselves our differences, and come into the unity of the faith, of whom we have believed. The battle is fierce, but we as one body are FIERCER.

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER  

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

2 Corinthians 13:1a “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”

Deuteronomy 32:29-30a Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end! How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight

Matthew 18:18-20 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Colossians 2:2-3 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WITHHELD YOUR ISAAC’S …… I have this word for you

By Tiffany Bretana
The Lord says this to you …… 

And said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, 
because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— 
blessing I will bless you, 
and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; 
and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, 
because you have obeyed My voice.”  
Genesis 22:16-18 

Isaac – was the son of PROMISE to Abraham and Sarah 

What promise have you laid at the altar of the Lord?

The Lord says He has sworn by Himself…… 

Hebrews 6:13-18 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 

Those two immutable things we see in the Amplified bible is His promise & His oath, for which it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie, we who have fled to Him.  

Genesis 22:19 So Abraham returned to his servants, and they got up and went with him to Beersheba; and Abraham settled in Beersheba. 

Beersheba means oath of seven, to seven oneself, well of oath, or well of seven.  

Wells are referred to as “a place where water issues from, a spring or fountain.” 
In John 4 and 7, Jesus said He is the living water.  

John 4:10, 13-14 Jesus answered her, “If you knew about God’s gift of eternal life, and who it is who says, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him instead, and He would have given you living water eternal life.” Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water satisfying his thirst for God welling up continually flowing, bubbling within him to eternal life.” 

Jesus said the Holy Spirit was the rivers of living water that will flow continuously from your innermost being.   

John 7:37-39 Now on the last and most important day of the feast, Jesus stood and called out in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’” But He was speaking of the Holy Spirit, whom those who believed in Him as Savior were to receive afterward. The Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified raised to honor. 

You have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise.  

Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. 

So many inferences can be drawn …. oath of seven (completion), to seven (complete) oneself….

Seven, biblically signifies complete, divine perfection, totality, something that is finished.   

Seven according to angelfire.com says, He took the perfect world number FOUR and added to it the perfect divine number, THREE, and got SEVEN, the most sacred number to the Hebrews. It was earth crowned with heaven — the four-square earth plus the divine COMPLETENESS OF GOD. So we have SEVEN expressing COMPLETENESS through union of earth with heaven. 

Be on earth as it is in Heaven – Matthew 6:10 

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29).

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first (Matthew 19:29-30). 

I hear the Lord saying …… SETTLE IN BEERSHEBA, become fixed, decide, agree, settle in as in a dispute, take up residence, to come to rest that I have sworn by Myself, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld from Me what I have asked of you, I shall in blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you, and you shall possess the gate of your enemies, and through you the nations shall be blessed.  

COME & DINE WITH ME 

By Tiffany Bretana 

I see in a vision, a table that has been set. It has fine white cloth, fancy place settings, fine china, and drink ware. The seats are plush and cushioned. The Lord is inviting you to sit, sit at His Presence. The Lord is saying ….. eat of Me. Let Me Nourish your soul. Let this comfort food fill your belly to satisfy your taste buds, taste and see that I am good. Enjoy and savor every bite. Let it roll around in your mouth.  

My body was broken for you …… that it would bring health and healing to all your flesh. 
That it would satisfy the most empty parts within you. Take in every morsel of My thoughts and chew on it, and let it nourish your soul and body. My words are spirit and they are life. They are truth. There’s no rush. Relax and just sit with Me. This is not the meal that you are used to, filled with greasy unrefined thoughts and words on the go. This world can not feed you the Heavenly Manna that I have for you. It is simple yet it soothes and comforts.   

Drink of me ….. this new wine is the wine, the sweet wine of My covenant with you. I will be Your God. I will be your everything. Don’t gulp it down. But take small sips, for when My blood was poured out, it was My drink offering of My love for you. For the forgiveness of sin. Let it wash away the bitter wine that others were trying to have you drink. You can’t mix the two, for if one was to drink the old with the new, both will have altered it’s flavor and the true notes of the other wine.  

Come sit at My table. …. let us dine together.  

Take on My thoughts and My Ways.  

You will forever be changed.  

HIDDEN NO MORE 

By Tiffany Bretana 

I was watching the movie Hidden Figures yesterday night at my sister’s house, and quite often the Lord has a message in movies that He would have me to take heed of, I can’t explain His timing but it is only by the Lord’s hand that He would have me to watch these things.  

Many of you, have been like these ladies in Hidden Figures. They were gifted, but kept to the background. They effectually helped NASA launch a man into space. They were extremely gifted in mathematics, engineering, and leadership. But because of their race, sex, and social norms at that time were kept back.  

The Lord says the NO NAMES, those who have been kept back for one reason or another are ARISING in this hour. NO MORE & NO LONGER says the Lord. No more inner circles, but those who have humbled themselves under My Mighty Hand shall be in My INNER CIRCLE. I have seen enough, says the Lord. They have thumbed down My chosen. It will no longer be who knows who in man’s eyes, but who knows Me, says the Lord. I will expose, things done in secret says the Lord. Nothing is hidden from My eyes says the Lord. You take credit for words you have not received yourselves from Me, pawning it off as yourselves, instead of giving honor to those whom you have stolen it from. It is in their hiddenness that I have spoken to them, it is in their hiddenness I have revealed secrets to them. What has been done in the secret place will be REWARDED publicly. You call yourselves Mine says the Lord, but I will be no part of dishonest gain. The least amongst you, shall be the greatest. When I changed one’s name in times past, I the Lord made their name great.  

Proverbs 21:6-8 Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death. The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice. The way of a guilty man is perverse; But as for the pure, his work is right. 

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners. 

Ecclesiastes 10:7 I have seen servants on horses, While princes walk on the ground like servants. 

Matthew 23:11-12 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. 

Matthew 19:30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first. 

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 

THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE

By Tiffany Jong Bretana

Choose this day …… which way you choose to see people

Through the eyes of the Loving Savior who gave His Life that we may live

Whom chose to see you …… while we were yet enemies of God

To see us through His Redemptive Love

WE all have been made in the image of God.

Yes, we can see how people are acting out naturally

But that’s only the scratching the surface of the matter

See past the fruit & get down to the root of a matter

Be long suffering, believing the best as the Lord was with you

Yes …. there will be those who choose to be Job’s comforters

They thought they knew why Job was going through what he went through too.

But not before God.

Choose to be as Job and pray for them.

Matthew 22:37-39 And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others.’

Luke 6:31-37 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. If you only love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect to receive it back, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to receive back the same amount. But love that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; for your reward will be great rich, abundant, and you will be sons of the Most High; because He Himself is kind and gracious and good to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful responsive, compassionate, tender just as your heavenly Father is merciful. “Do not judge others self-righteously, and you will not be judged; do not condemn others when you are guilty and unrepentant, and you will not be condemned for your hypocrisy; pardon others when they truly repent and change, and you will be pardoned when you truly repent and change.

& REMEMBER v38 comes afterwards

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over with no space left for more. For with the standard of measurement you use when you do good to others, it will be measured to you in return.”

Proverbs 21:1-5 The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it whichever way He wishes. Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs and examines the hearts of people and their motives. To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice for wrongs repeatedly committed. Haughty and arrogant eyes and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked their self-centered pride, is sin in the eyes of God. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance and advantage, But everyone who acts in haste comes surely to poverty.