Hanging in the Balance

Choose Life, digital mixed media, 11.27.22

Prophetic word on 11/27/22.

To some inside the church and outside the church:

God says,

I see you. I see you. I see you standing there, wondering, waiting, questioning. Wondering about my goodness. Feeling discouraged. Feeling lost. Feeling broken. Feeling abandoned. Feeling like nothing is enough. Feeling crushed by the forces of darkness. Wondering where am I. ‘Where are you, Lord?’ I hear you. I see you trying to hold on. Holding on with all your might. You don’t want to lose your way, but you feel lost. It’s been a struggle. It’s been scary. So much is going on. Hearts are hanging in balance. People are worn out, frustrated with life, distracted, trying to make do. Each person gets to decide who they will serve; who they will love; who they will spend their time with, and what they will do. I’m watching to see what each person will do. The forces of darkness are closing in, but so is my great light ever expanding; ever increasing. My Glory has come! My glory is here! Wonder, expectation, peace… They are all found in me. It’s found despite your circumstances. It’s found despite how dark it is around you. I am a good God. A merciful God. I am here for you. Even if times have been hard, and even if you have not gotten everything you have wanted, know that I am good. Know that I am just. Know that I love you with an everlasting love. Know that I will never leave you or forsake you. I will never abandon you. You will be with me forever if you only choose to be. Choose wisely. Things will come to distract you; to take you away from me; to deceive you; to derail you. I am here. You are found in me. You are not lost in me. I am the way, the truth, the life. In me is life everlasting. I will fix the broken pieces and make something beautiful of your life. I will make a way where there is no way. I will create order out of the chaos. I will create meaning out of your tragedies and sufferings. I will bring justice. Know that justice is guaranteed. I will repay you for the years that were stolen. Time lost. Dreams Lost. Know that in me both time and dreams are found again. Nothing is lost. I have accounted for every ache, every injustice. Every tear I’ve collected. I keep track. I see your heart. You may not have the answers, but I do. Trust me. Trust me with your life; every part of your life. Do not hold back, not one thing from me. For whatever part you give me of your life, I can redeem. You were justified and redeemed by my son, Jesus’, blood. So sing through your pain. Choose to worship me no matter how it looks, no matter what you see. Give thanks. Believe that I am good. Know that restoration is at hand. I am working behind the scenes to bring it all together into a beautiful love story between you and me. A beautiful tapestry; a beautiful work of art. I work all things together for good for those who love me and who are called according to my purposes. I take all those pieces of your life and create meaning, destiny, and purpose. Your life is a beautiful work of art. Let me make it beautiful. Let me bring you joy instead of your pain. Let me give you beauty for ashes; hope for despair; peace for fear; belonging instead of alienation. For in me you have a forever home. Come quickly as the times are getting darker, which will make it harder to come. Trust me and believe in my good nature. Once you have come to me with your full heart, soul, and mind, I will set you apart, and I will give you a new identity and my kingdom. Then I will give you victory over everything that comes against you. Let me give you my life; my Zoe kind of life; a life to the full; a life overflowing with my love, goodness, tenderness, compassion, and mercy. I am here for you. Just ask. Just knock. Just seek me and you will find me.

Your loving father, God.

Related and supporting scriptures:

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live (Deteronomy 30:19 KJV)

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15, NIV)

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24, NIV)

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16 NIV)

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. (Isaiah 60:1-2 NIV)

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ( Jeremiah 29: 11- 13, NIV)

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.(Hebrews 11:6, NIV)

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33, NIV)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ( Romans 8:28, NIV)

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34, NKJV )

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love  and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34: 6-7, NIV)

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.All these are the beginning of sorrows.Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24: 7-14, KJV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2nd Corinthians 5:17, NIV)

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1, NIV)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5, NIV)

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ( John 14:6, NIV)

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelations 3:20)

But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13 NIV)

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19: 10, NIV)

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10, NIV)

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. …(Luke 15: 1-32, ESV)

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of Him who holds the seven stars in His right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 I know your deeds, your labor, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles. 3Without growing weary, you have persevered and endured many things for the sake of My name.4But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love. 5Therefore, keep in mind how far you have fallen. Repent and perform the deeds you did at first. But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.6But you have this to your credit: You hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who overcomes, I will grant the right to eat from the tree of life in the Paradise of God. (Revelations 2: 1-7, NIV)

14To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originatore of God’s creation. 15I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! 16So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! 17You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. 18I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, white garments so that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness not exposed, and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. 19Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me. 21To the one who overcomes, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3-14-22, NKJV)

1I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. 5For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. (Collossians 2: 1-5, NIV)

I will bring my people Israel back from exile. “They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. (Amos 9:14, NIV)

Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.(Hosea 6:1, NIV)

Isaiah 61: 1-11, NIV

1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners, 2to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of our God’s vengeance, to comfort all who mourn, 3. to console the mourners in Zion—to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise for a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. 4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins;they will restore the places long devastated;they will renew the ruined cities,the desolations of many generations.5Strangers will stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers. 6But you will be called the priests of the LORD; they will speak of you as ministers of our God; you will feed on the wealth of nations, and you will boast in their riches.7Instead of shame, My people will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation, they will rejoice in their share; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land,and everlasting joy will be theirs. 8For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity; in My faithfulness I will give them their recompense and make an everlasting covenant with them. 9Their descendants will be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples.All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed. 10I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness,as a bridegroom wears a priestly headdress,as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11For as the earth brings forth its growth, and as a garden enables seed to spring up,so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. (Isaiah 61: 1-11)

To learn more about the creative process of how this art came together, go here, Choose Life.

Published by creativecassandra7

God-lover, artist, writer, art therapist, dreamer, minister. I see life as an adventure of overcoming and bringing light to dark places. I have overcome extensive trauma and sexual abuse and now I share my testimony and teach/preach what God has to say about the recovery process through both logos and rhema words. I love nature, dancing, worship, and all creative expressions. I have a heart to see families restored, curses reversed, and generational blessings released.

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