Lauren Whatley
Lauren Whatley
Lauren grew up in the Lowcountry. She is an adventurer, writer, prophet, counseling graduate student, daughter, and friend. Lauren graduated from Bible college in 2011 having encountered Holy Spirit’s healing touch and experienced many different church and ethnic cultures. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling while Interning with young boys in a residential treatment facility. Isaiah 61 continues to resonate with her and draw her into partnering with the Lord to see the broken and oppressed become strong oaks of righteousness. Lauren has a passion to see the saints equipped and set free in their own right, to be uniquely true to their identities in Christ.

Lauren loves the arts. She is growing her creative expression through acrylic painting. She is a writer who has written in various forms from blogs, poetry, devotionals, and short prose. Lauren currently has a couple larger book projects she is working on. She finds collaboration with the best creative, Holy Spirit, to be key. Lauren writes to the Church but also to a secular audience. Through her art, she hopes to stir everyone to hunger for a deeper, engaged walk with the Lord.

And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and he welcomes us to come into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and without hesitation. For he has dedicated a new, life-giving way for us to approach God. For just as the veil was torn in two, Jesus’ body was torn open to give us free and fresh access to him! And since we now have a magnificent High Priest to welcome us into God’s house, we come closer to God and approach him with an open heart, fully convinced that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity, and we have been freed from an accusing conscience. Now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out!

Hebrews 10:19-22 TPT

As I spent time with the Lord, he began speaking to me about the torn veil through which we, as believers, can walk. By the Spirit, he showed me in the spirit walking through the entrance where the torn veil was. As I walked through, I was surprised to come to an open space where there was a long heavy wooden table with many seats. The Lord was at the head of the table and he invited me to sit. I sat two chairs down and then he invited me closer. I moved one chair closer to him. Then again he challenged me, closer still. I had moved my chair beside his, yet still not quite close enough. However, it felt almost “good enough”. I felt a sudden shift and I became a little girl in his lap eating from the father’s plate. Then again a shift, and I was asleep resting in the Father’s arms as he sat there at the table. I could feel the up and down of his chest. The security of sleeping even at the table because I knew the Father had me.

Beloved, he is moving us beyond the veil of the outer courts where distractions easily distract, where we labor for good things, but not the best thing (Luke 10:39-42 TPT).

He is calling us in, he is calling us closer. The veil in the temple torn at Jesus’ death is significant because it shows the separation between us and the Lord is no more through Jesus.

Do we really understand what way Jesus made? Do we understand the amazing access that we have to our Father?

We go in worshiping him, spending time with him, and we peek through the torn veil. We catch a glimpse, and think a glimpse is all we get, that it is simply all we deserve. We think we get the crumbs that fall from the table. No! We get the feast! We even get it in the presence of our enemies (Psalm 23:5). What joy (v.6)!

Beloved, you don’t just get a peek, a touch, a taste, a one-time experience. You get to come close. I break off the lie in Jesus name that says “this is just good enough” when it comes to intimacy with the Lord. He’s given you FULL access. In this season, He wants you to know the security of the new covenant he made with you. No royal son or daughter acts as a beggar, nor as a commoner.

In this time, he is inviting us into the holy of holies. Not just for a moment, but as a habitual practice. Come lay in his presence. Linger a moment longer than you think when you feel you need to go. Linger a moment longer.

You’ll hear all the thoughts: “There is too much to do”, “How does this save the world or transform culture?”. Power is in his Spirit, not our strength. But we have to know his Spirit. That is what it is to go deeper with the Lord, to move beyond the outer and inner courts into the holy of holies.

Foster the connection of knowing him in the hidden, secret places of rest. When we enter into his presence, when we spend intimate time with the Lord, we open our hearts in worship and in being known. That’s when we can’t help but be changed. It’s as if it is the “spiritual physics” of the heavens.

Don’t fear the silence. Don’t fear the stillness. Don’t settle for the “good enough” when you can experience satisfaction like you have never thought possible. Linger a moment longer beyond the distractions. There is much movement, but few that will come to be still and know. However, those who take his invitation in this season to come beyond the veil will be those who bloom at an accelerated rate because they know by experience their security in the one who calls himself Love.

Dr. Angel C. Weaver, PH.D., LPC
Dr. Angel C. Weaver, PH.D., LPC
Angel Charpia Weaver grew up in Summerville, SC. After graduating from Clemson (Go Tigers!) in 1996 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology, she moved back to the Lowcountry. Angel then completed a Masters in Counselor Education from the Citadel and worked as an elementary School Counselor in Charleston County public schools for 6 years, helping children through individual and group counseling. Deciding to go back to school yet again, she completed a Doctorate in Counseling from Liberty University, a degree that has given her an in-depth understanding of how to integrate the Christian world-view and theology into the clinical counseling process. Her dissertation research topics included the areas of eating disorders, emotional regulation, adult attachment and attachment to God.

Dr. Weaver’s clinical areas of interest include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma resolution and PTSD, grief and loss, life transition difficulties, spiritual issues such as doubt and troubled relationships with God, body image and self-concept, shame and identity formation, emotional regulation difficulties and dysfunctional relationship patterns.

Dr. Weaver serves on the board of directors for Christian Mental Health Network of SC as well as The Grace Center of Charleston. She is one of the co-founders of the Grace Center.
www.gracecenterchs.com

This prophetic word I believe is for North Palm leadership as a whole. God began speaking to me about flightless birds, so I had to do some research since I don’t really know anything about them. The aspect that I felt the Lord was highlighting was how certain types of birds became flightless over time. When certain types of birds became isolated on islands with no predators and no competition, they quit flying because they didn’t have to put in the effort. They eventually became too heavy to fly and lost the muscles necessary to sustain flight. Eventually they lost the ability to ever reach their full potential and had to develop other ways to survive such as running fast.

But as the Body of Christ we don’t want to have to run away, we want to fly and reach the potential that God placed within us. This specifically speaks to our perspective of our enemy, our predator. People in the church are often criticized for “seeing a demon under every rock”. Or perhaps for being clueless and in denial of the warfare that goes on around them every day. God is calling us to a balanced perspective of this opposition, a firm understanding that opposition is real but we can be victorious through Christ.

Joseph’s brothers were worried after the death of their father that he would punish them for the evil they committed against him. Joseph’s ability to say: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives,” (Genesis 50:20) – came out of the growth of a balanced perspective. He clearly knew his brothers allowed evil to come through their actions and harm him. And he could have stopped there. But instead he let God develop him through the fire of what came against him, and he eventually achieved his full potential. His story was no longer about evil but about redemption.

So right now if you are really being hit hard by opposition, understand that without this you might not be able to achieve the full potential that God has placed within you. Many people in your sphere of influence will be saved, healed, delivered and restored because you will bring God’s power in through the very areas being developed right now.

Angel Weaver

April 2019

Leigh - Anne - Drago
Leigh - Anne - Drago
Leigh-Anne Drago has known the Lord since she was 5 years old. She is a graphic designer and currently works in the publishing industry. She has been a part of North Palm and Uplift Ministries for a little over 2 years. She loves the voice of God and longs to see the church embrace his voice. She also has a heart for seeing people set free and activated into their callings.

At His Feet

This past week, there have been several times after work when I’ve gotten home really late, and God has spoken to me so softly, “bring it to me. Lay it at my feet.” I’ve cried out in response, “God! I can’t write in my journal right now. I’ve just reviewed over 200 books… I’m worn out. I don’t want to look at a computer screen or another book. I can’t even talk about it… I don’t have any words. Can you talk to me in my sleep instead? Can you just show up in my dream? I’m tired.” Then I’ve felt a great sadness sweep over me and he’s said, “but I want to listen to you. I don’t want to preach to you. I want to hold you.” After several days, I finally gave in… I pushed through the exhaustion and the feeling of being overwhelmed, and I sat down and began to pour out my soul to God in my journal. As soon as I wrote the first paragraph, God began to talk to me, and peace began to fill me as he loved me, and poured out his grace on me. After just a few minutes of him speaking life into me, the heaviness I had been carrying was lifted.

Through this, the Lord reminded me of how jealous he is for relationship with us. He longs to Father us… to be there for us when we’re struggling or feeling overwhelmed. To cry with us, to hold us, to comfort us, to validate our emotions…

I love Matt. 6:25-34 because it is a clear depiction of how God validates us when we’re anxious (or overwhelmed). You’ll notice in this passage that he never scolds or shames us for being anxious. He reminds us that he cares for us and that we’re valuable to him.

To validate something or someone means to “check or prove the validity or accuracy of (something).” God doesn’t want us to ever feel anxious or overwhelmed, but sometimes in life we will feel these ways. When we do, those feelings are a truth to us. God would never speak to us in a way that invalidates or denies the truth that we’re currently believing or feeling. He would validate what is currently true to us and then redirect us to who he is.

I love that God never invalidates me. Don’t you? I can trust someone like that. I can know that, whatever I may be feeling, I can run to him and say it like it is, and he’ll never, ever scold me or invalidate how I’m feeling. I feel like this is an aspect of God that we, as a church, forget about him. And, I feel like God wants to remind us all of that… that whatever we’re going through, we can take it to him and trust that he’ll love us through it. He wants to hear about our struggles. He wants to comfort us through them. He wants to validate how we’re feeling. He wants to remind us of the truth of who he is, because when we realize the truth of who he is, we will no longer be anxious or overwhelmed.

So, whatever you’re going through, I want to encourage you to push past whatever is keeping you from talking about it to God. He wants to carry those things that are too heavy for you. He wants to validate your current truths, and he wants to remind you of who he is so the truth of how you’re feeling can be redirected to who he is and who he is in you.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” -Matt. 6:25-26

— July 7, 2019

This week, the Holy Spirit reminded me of this little piece I have written on my 2019 vision board. He flashed it in my mind and then I heard him say, “what if…? I don’t really like that… how about I do away with the ‘what if’s’ and replace them with faith?” After he said this, I felt a new boldness come over me and I knew that the boldness would help me to step out in faith during the times that I was hesitating to. I also knew we had entered into a season as the church where God was bringing breakthrough to many who have been struggling with fear (anxiety), doubt, and worry. There have been many who have been hesitating and asking God question after question, delaying moving in faith. But God is removing every hinderance, every fear, every worry, and every doubt. And, he is instilling in many a new faith—a new boldness—that they will embrace and not run from.

It is time for the “what if’s” to fall and for “faith” and boldness to take their place. During this time, it is imperative that we don’t lean on our own understanding, because it will hinder us from embracing the boldness and the faith we have will be dead just like in James 2:14-26.

Mark 5:36
“Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Proverbs 3:5
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Leigh-Anne Drago

June 2019

The other day, the Lord whispered to me so sweetly:

Be healed.
Be clothed.
Be chosen.
Be beloved.
Be betrothed.

I immediately said, “I don’t understand, Lord. What do you mean? Why are you saying that?”

He replied, “you must believe you are these things in order to actually be them.”

As I rested on what he said to me, I began to understand that it’s not about what we see or what emotion we feel about something, it’s about what we believe. If we don’t believe we’re healed then how can we be healed? If we don’t believe we’re clothed then how can we go from being orphans to being sons and daughters of the One True God? If we don’t believe we’re chosen then how can we be used by God? If we don’t believe we’re beloved by him then how can we show his love to others? If we don’t believe we’re his betrothed then how can we be his vessels?

We have to truly believe we are these things in order to become them. Sometimes that means looking at yourself in the mirror every day and saying “I am healed. I am clothed. I am chosen. I am beloved. I am betrothed,” until that becomes your truth.

God, I pray for everyone reading this who is struggling with truly believing these things. Father, I ask that you would encounter them and share your heart with them. I ask you that your Spirit would burn like fire in their bellies and heal every soul wound that is hindering them from fully believing what you are speaking over them. Father, we really need your heart. Fill us with your heart. Give us revelation on your heart. I beseech you, Father, to trust us with your words, to fill us with so much of you that nothing else remains inside of us. Let us be walking epistles of your word. Let righteousness become who we are and, Father, I ask that you would destroy every lie that the enemy has spoken over us. I ask for your swift hand in these things… that your truth would become our truth overnight. And, God, I ask that we would embrace your truth… that if there is anything inside of us that is hindering us from embracing your truth that you would remove it. Father, give us revelation on righteousness. Help us, God, to embrace the Holy Spirit. Let us not contain him. Let our identities be founded in who you say we are, God. Heal our hearts. Speak into the broken places and heal every wound. Let praise of who you are become our life’s song. In the mighty name of Jesus, I ask you these things God, and I praise you for answering every single request.

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Recently, I had a dream that I was in a place kind of like a thrift store. It smelled musty and was full of secondhand items. I looked around and began to pick and choose little trinkets and put them into a small, black bag that I held.
Someone approached me and asked me why I was doing that and why I was holding onto the bag. I told them I didn’t understand what they meant. Then a revolving door appeared to my side. I could see that outside of this door was freedom.
When I woke up, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me that our thoughts are like a revolving door. We can have a thought and then sit on it, ruminate on it, and become consumed by it, or we can let it go. We also have the ability to pick and choose our thoughts.
The color black doesn’t always represent death, but in the case of this dream, it does. When we sit on thoughts or pick and choose thoughts (such as, “I’m not good enough, or this will never happen.”) that don’t bring God glory, we allow death to consume us.
Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2,500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour.
That’s an incredible amount! Can you imagine how many times a day we think things that aren’t life giving? In reality, we are often choosing to think the things we think. But, God wants us to get out of our heads and to profess his goodness. This is the only way we will be able to overcome a negative mindset.
So, if you are thinking negatively, replace those negative thoughts with positive ones out loud until they become your reality. That’s the only way you’ll get rid of those thoughts that keep telling you that you or someone else can’t [fill in the blank], aren’t [fill in the blank], won’t [fill in the blank], or will never [fill in the blank].
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8-9‬ ‭(ESV)
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

May 2019

“Not A Broken Record”

Last week, while I was at work, I suddenly had a vision of Jesus at a record player, he took the record out of the player and then said, “you are not a broken record. Your dreams are my dreams. Your desires are my desires.” Then he led me to 2 Corinthians 1:20 – For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

It’s important to remember that if we are in the will of God, then everything we long for is what he longs for because our hearts are completely his. So, if we are longing for family, children, finances, success in business, etc… then this is also what God is longing for for us. He’s not a mean dad. He doesn’t give us desires for things just to tease us with desire. He doesn’t say, “oh, I’m going to give you a desire for a family just so I can sit back and watch that never happen…” No, he says, “I love my children. It’s not good for them to be alone. I’m going to place a desire in their hearts for family so that they can ask me for it and I can say yes and then they will know me more through it.” It’s so important to know the heart and character of God so that when satan tries to tempt us to think that we will never see God do what he said he’d do, we can combat those lies with the truth and faith in knowing exactly who our Father is.

We are not broken records. We don’t need to keep praying the same prayers over and over and over again, hoping that one day God will hear them. He heard our prayers the first time and he responded the first time. Now is the time for us to praise him for everything we haven’t seen him fulfill yet, because the answer is already yes!

 Marcel Foster
Marcel Foster
Marcel, his wife Kasie, and son MIcah live in North Charleston. He has been a member of North Palm for seven years. He is a talented artist. You can see his prophetic art first hand on Sunday mornings when he serves on North Palm’s prophetic art ministry.
Marcel serves as a prophet with Uplift Ministry. He also serves in the North Palm WOW program for our children on Wednesday and our Ignite youth ministry.
His favorite bible verse is: Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and courageous. Do not fear nor be discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Two Life giving words from Marcel Foster

March 2019

1. “The time is now” became the war cry for the “sit-ins”, started by 4 college students who decided it was time for equality for blacks and whites in North Carolina.
One day after class 4 students from NC A&T decided to sit down at the bar at a restaurant for a cup of coffee. The waiter replied “I’ll serve you guys after you stand up”. The 4 decided to stay until she got off and the restaurant closed for the day.
They came back the next week with 24 other students and repeated the process. Then again with enough students to fill the whole restaurant. Eventually it grew to 70 different cities through out the south and the law was change that made discrimination in restaurants illegally through the country.
Through out the process the war cry for the sit ins was “the time is now”. While they were doing this they unknowingly were prophesying as the eventually prominent figures of the civil rights movement were taking their positions.

In this season the Holy Spirit is whispering “the time is now”. Maybe you’re in position, the time is now to partner with God and conquered those promises. Maybe you’re not in position, the time is now to rise into your position.

Remember the words that have been released over you, remember the promises He’s given you, what are they? They time is now.

“For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.”
Psalms 33:4 NLT

2. Ask anybody who does life with me closely and they’ll tell you I am a creature of habit. I have a very strict routine and if anything breaks me from it I’ll freak out and I feel like I’m at risk of being overwhelmed easily.
All week long, I kept having hick up after hick up, that usually would prevent me from Conquering.
However I tried to continue to speak life over the situation and ended up conquering more than I normally would have in the comfort of my routine. All the while, I would see Romans 8:38-39 randomly throughout the week in three different scenarios when I felt like just taking the rest of the week off and try again on Monday.
This has to be the grace of God, inviting me to leave my routine and my comfort and confide in him as we go to the next level together. I like to considered myself a seasoned Christian and I love my power hour with God. However, God wanted to show me that his love for me is not in my routine. It’s not in the disciplines, but it’s in him. I was created by God because he wanted to love someone. He had love in his mind and in his heart as he was creating us. We were all created out of the abundance of God’s love to be loved on abundantly by God.
So when we conquer something we felt like we couldn’t, it should not be shocking to us. We should have expectations of conquering regardless of how big the opposition is.

In the comfort of my routine I’ll usually make a extra 300 dollars per week. In the shake up I made a possible extra 3,000 dollars and set up the second half of 2019. You can remain in the comfortable, the choice is yours. But it is costly to stay comfortable.

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 NLT

 Shakiya Mackall
Shakiya Mackall
Content Creator for Purity Vanity Blog

8/26 holy and righteous God @3am

I was woken by the Lord at 3am and He gave me a vision of someone holding a huge snake’s head like an anaconda or python and it was trying to wrap it’s body around the arm. When studying the Spirit of Python, it has been said to cast it out you must see the head first. This vision gave me a sense of hope as I’ve seen apathy try to take its course in not only my life but in the body of believers. But God is saying..

“We have the head”

And because we have the head that is a sign that we are casting it out. We are victorious in Christ and victory is ours.

In Genesis 3:15 we see how the conflict between man and the enemy will play out. We will crush his head and he will bruise our heels.

Christ is victorious over the enemy and since Christ is inside of us we are victorious over the enemy too! We crush the head of satan too!

So there is no need to be afraid or feel defeated that the enemy is trying to bring the spirit of python back that is what he does (bruise) but his fate doesn’t change. He is a defeated foe!

Difference between crush and bruise

Crush is fatal there is no coming back after something has been crushed. This has been predestined for the enemy.Satan’s head will be crushed even though we are bruised by Him.

Bruise is temporary can recover with time. We may be “bruised” with obstacles such as lies that try to take us out of the race, but we can and will recover; even stronger. He has given us the grace to do so.

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The [wonderful] grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” ROMANS 16:20 AMP

This will be done swiftly in one good stomp no mercy.

Many thanks,

August 2019

Shakiya Mackall

Content Creator for Purity Vanity

Blog: www.purityvanity.com

YouTube: Purity Vanity

I would consider myself to be a foodie. 🙂 So of course God knew how He could get my attention!

Cheese squares
One night I was eating the cheese squares as a snack. After a few minutes I I noticed that there was small patches of mold growing on some of the pieces. At this point I had eaten maybe 3 or 4 squares of cheese. Immediately I prayed that I wouldn’t get sick from eating the infested food.

The very next day I experienced a similar situation.
My new favorite breakfast is oatmeal and I’ve been eating it with blueberries and have been loving it. It’s one of the things I look forward to in the morning actually. It’s healthy and I feel good that I am eating things that were good for me. One of the things that made me feel like my oatmeal was really good was the blueberries. I bought blueberries a couple of days before and I was able to enjoy them the day prior. These blueberries were sooo good and rather large for blueberries so that just made it even better! As I opened the package in excitement I was quickly disgusted as I seen my new berries covered in mold! How could this be I JUST bought these berries a couple of days ago?! I literally just ate them yesterday and didn’t see anything. I began to question everything was it me did I leave it out or did I pick a bad patch without realizing it?!
I did everything I knew to keep the food good. I put it in the refrigerator etc. but for some reason the conditions were perfect for mold to grow.

I don’t believe this is a wake up call just for me. The Lord is still revealing things to me personally but I know others could learn from my experience as well. It is time we examine our fruit. Because it may seem good because we are doing all the right things that we think to do but somewhere the conditions for mold is forming. No matter if it seems small,mold is mold and it contaminates. It starts in small patches and before you know it can spread and completely cover your fruit. So join me in examining our fruit to make sure it is fresh.

Many thanks,
Shakiya Mackall

May 3, 2019

The Lord really spoke some things to me as he challenged me to go on a little adventure for a video I’ve been wanting to do for my YouTube channel Purity Vanity. This would entail me going up to complete strangers and ask them a question. This would also give me the opportunity to be the light by making their day and just encountering them. Each time I would want to do it I would allow excuses to change my mind out of fear, ultimately placing me back into my comfort zone. Well this year I am on a quest to be more bold and fearless so I hope reading this will inspire you to do the same. Even writing this I can feel fear trying to rise up and shut me up but I know once you have conquered an area with the Lord you have authority over it not the other way around.

So I’ve been wanting to do this type of video for a very long time but would allow excuses to push it back further and further. Ultimately prolonging the breakthrough God is wanting to do in my life. And each time I would put it off I would feel defeated. So it was like a cycle. Well on this particular day I really felt like the Lord wanted me to realize how He really is a God of no delay when it comes to the things He calls us to do. And all I could think about was the word that Larry Sparks gave about this very thing. I knew God wanted me to do this video for a bigger purpose and it was bigger than me. He was calling me to go out and be the light.

As I walked into the mall my hands were sweaty and I could feel my nerves saying “go back don’t do it today wait!” Well after my first interview I started to feel much better! I was getting amazing feedback and I could feel my boldness rising! I could see how God was putting the right people in my path. I enjoyed talking to these strangers and seeing how each of them were different, as I connected with them. You couldn’t tell I was freaking out 30 mins prior contemplating aborting this whole idea all together lol. As I was walking through the mall confidence high I encountered rejection from one person and then there was another. I knew this was a possibility, but I think I didn’t think it would actually happen. As I got no’s back to back from 3 people I started to feel defeated and I felt like it wouldn’t change. And this rejection made me question who I was because the way those people we reacting to me was like nothing I’ve ever experienced and it was the total opposite from the other people I spoke to. And it was in that moment I started to see rejection as a tactic the enemy uses to make us question our identity, because I started questioning why I was actually doing this whole thing and if I could actually do it. I totally forgot the good that I was able to accomplish not even 5 mins before. It is like he tries to use rejection as a way to make you question if that person’s perception of us is true or not.But we as children of God we have to know our identity and be firm in it so when it is challenged in any type of way we won’t let those seeds take root. All in all I had to realize that the rejection wasn’t against me but it was a result of the fear they were feeling in that moment. Because in all reality they didn’t know me and they didn’t feel comfortable being recorded.

After really accessing my feelings after those moments of rejection the Lord began to speak to me about the enemy’s tactics. He began to reveal to me that this opposition was just a sign that greatness was on the other side. Because why would the enemy bring all of this if he wasn’t threatened in some way? So instead of pushing back in my feelings and comfort zone I started using that push-back as motivation and focused on the bigger picture. It was a reason I was out there and the Lord presented this opportunity to me in a way that was only Him. He set everything up for this moment and I’m so grateful He did. He knew who I would speak to and who needed to be ministered to. He made sure every detail was in place because that is who He is.

This also reminded me to shift my focus by not focusing on the negative because the positive far outweighed the negative. In this experience I really became even more aware of how the enemy likes to magnify the negative to paralyze us from going forward.

So with that being said, let there be no more delay in going out of your comfort zones. Don’t allow negativity to paralyze you from moving forward in your destiny. You have the power to push past any opposition the enemy tries to throw at you, because you know on the other side is something so much greater!

I know after this experience a new journey has started and I am excited for what is to come! Be on the lookout for more videos! 🙂

Many thanks,
Shakiya Mackall

3/19
Truth faith hearing

Dream:

It seems like I was in a high school I was in a classroom and was at a desk and I knew that day we were taking a test and I had the study guide but I wasn’t absorbing like I should’ve. I felt like I knew about the test but hadn’t been preparing for it like I should have. I don’t feel like I had been in the class but I knew I was supposed to be there.

It’s like I knew I had procrastinated I sat down at my desk and was looking everything over and it was multiple choice and fill in the blanks (short answer) my study guide was completed.

Got the test and it was a thick test a lot of pages. It was literally the study guide but I wasn’t prepared for it so I couldn’t remember everything and when I tried to ask someone behind me for answers they wouldn’t tell me. I feel like they were older I can’t remember if they were male or female but they were older like in their 60’s. I felt like I had time to study but I didn’t take advantage of it. I started to write little things on my desk like words to spark my memory or to at least get the easy questions out of the way because it was the exact study guide but I could only remember answers here and there from the first couple of pages on the study guide

I woke up feeling anxious about the test but then realized it was just a dream and that I wasn’t in school and I didn’t have to take a test

After I really woke up I immediately thought of the Parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-13

Interpretation:
The Lord pointed out to me that all 10 virgins knew the bridegroom and that He was coming. Nobody was unaware of that, and I believe that is important to note. Each had a chance to prepare for His coming. Everyone had an equal opportunity to succeed by preparing.  This made me really think how many of us know Jesus and that He is coming, but don’t equip ourselves to really get to know Him.

Just like in the dream where I depended on someone else to give the “answers” to the test the 5 foolish virgins depended on someone else to have extra oil to give to them for their lamps. And just like how I tried to cram the pages of the study guide at the last minute and failed, they failed in getting their oil in time. And it was really an eye opener when the 5 virgins refused to give some of their oil and my classmate refused to give the answers. In each situation both knew they didn’t want to risk something they’ve put in the time and prepared for someone who decided to be foolish.

We all know that before a test you study to be successful and during that time having extra oil for your lamp wasn’t out of the ordinary. Because it was custom to go to the bridegrooms house after the wedding ceremony to celebrate and it was usually during night time. So bringing extra oil was something that was expected to ensure your individual lamp could stay lit on the journey. But instead of the 5 foolish virgins taking the necessary steps to improve on themselves they relied on someone else. And I believe that is the lesson that the Lord is trying to show His Church.

Because we will all have to give an account for what we stewarded here and how well we stewarded it. It’s convicting because the 5 foolish virgins knew the Lord like many of us do, but they chose to rely on others who were prepared. We have to take an assessment of our lives and see if we are relying on others for a dose of their faith to get us through. And realize in order to build that relationship with the Lord we desire it requires more than the bare minimum.

And let the truth of how when the time comes, we will always see who are the ones that are prepared and who isn’t . No matter how long we try to hide it or glide by doing just enough, it will be revealed. And the Lord He doesn’t want us as His children to be exposed as unprepared, He wants us to experience the joys that result from being prepared. And not just only for His coming, but when He wants to move on our behalf. So let’s be like the wise virgins who were prepared! Continually seeking the Lord on how we can prepare ourselves to be ready when He wants to move.

Delicia Peters
Delicia PetersLife Coach, Mountain-Mile Ventures, Ltd. Co
Delicia has been part of the prophetic ministry of North Palm since 2015. She serves as one of our Prophetic Journey mentors and ministers in our prophetic empowerment sessions on the first and last Sunday of each month.
Delicia updates and maintains our Uplift SC website and serves both the prophetic ministry and the body at North Palm in many other areas.
Her passion is to see others live an overcoming life and full fill their destiny.

Three visions I had on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, @ 9pm. These were seconds long and seconds apart. I have listed them in order seen.

1. A white traditional looking church on fire but not burning. Like the burning bush in Exodus.
What many think of as “traditional” churches have not been forgotten by God. There are pieces of the remnant (those actively pursuing relationship with Jesus) in these bodies. He desires that each congregation of believers fulfill their destiny. I feel when he looks at a city he does not see many separate entities, he sees the church of…..in this case Charleston. All are needed to steward the move of God for our region. He will pour out his spirit on many congregations.

2. An ostrich in a large black shipping crate being wheeled up a ramp to load on a ship. Its neck and head were sticking up over the crate and the lid was being put on it.
I always think of the spirit of religion as female. Many references to the ostrich in the bible infer that this bird is an unwise and terrible mother. She lays her eggs haphazardly.Barely covering them enough to protect them from predators. If a predator attacks and damages even just one egg, she will destroy them all and build a new nest somewhere else. I believe the ostrich being crated and loaded on a ship to be hauled away represents the victory and final pulling down of the religious spirit that has had a hold on the region for a long time. This coming out pouring will expose her for the terrible mother she is.  Any hold she still has will be taken from her. Her complete demise is coming. Freedom and the ability to truly know what it is to be sons and daughters will be released in her place.

3. An antique looking key.

He has given the church the key to this move to the region. Authority, strategy, and grace has been given.
This outpouring of healing we are seeing is no coincidence.
We have hurting, sick, broken people all around us, Jesus main strategy for reaching the people of his time was to heal and deliver.
It makes sense that the same strategy would be the key to open the hearts of the city for revival here.