Saturday, August 9, 2014

Nellie Elaine: Don't Lose the Vision - Keep Your Eye On the Marker

Nellie BalandowichDream: Keep Your Eye on the Marker

I had a dream early in the morning of June 14, 2014. I was swimming in some pretty deep water. There was no land in sight, and I could see a cyclone in the distance coming my way. I knew I had time to reach my destination, though.

All of a sudden, I see a shoreline in the distance and many backyards. I scan the backyards like I am looking for something which I am supposed to find. I see a palm tree in the distance.... and it is not a place where palm trees grow.

But there it is. I know that is my marker. That is the direction I have to swim. As I am swimming, the palm tree is gone, yet somehow I know this is the place I still need to swim toward.

This other person then swims out of nowhere toward me and says, "You can't go there, the palm tree is gone." I knew in my spirit that I still had to swim if I could still see the palm tree. I said, "That is exactly where I am going, even though I can't see it in the natural right now. I know that is the marker of where I have to go." As soon as I said that suddenly, I am there – out of the water and walking onto the shoreline. I knew I was safe and in a place, a destination, where I am supposed to be.

Interpretation: Many of you are swimming in deep waters right now. But the Holy Spirit has shown you through a prophetic word where you are headed. You have lost vision of that destination, but He is teaching you to look again! We know that the plans that God has for us are to give us a future.

"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." Jeremiah 29:11

Some of you have given up because once you could see the marker and then you could not. I hear the Lord say, "Awaken to that which I once showed you, and focus on the markers I have shown you in the Spirit. They will cause you to grow tall and live long as the palm tree, as you move toward the prophetic word and those things I have shown you in the Spirit, attracting length of days to complete the plans I have for you."

My son, forget not My law or teaching, but let your heart keep My commandments; for length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death], these shall they add to you. Proverbs 3:1-2

There will be those that will come to you and say: It is not really there for you. Remember the last part of the journey is when the enemy will send his lies and try to really make you think the promise is not real. But we know the devil is a liar.

When you are at a crossroads, you must decide who and what you are going to believe.But keep your eyes on what God has shown is your safety net, and your faith will SUDDENLY bring you into your SURE line. Your faith will increase as you move in through the waters, in the darkness, keeping your eyes on the marker God Himself has shown you.

Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. 2 Corinthians 4:18

Characteristics of a Palm

TODAY your faith and action will accelerate your promise. The palm tree was the marker in my dream. Scripture says the righteous shall flourish like the palm tree, and palm branches were used as a token of victory in Revelation 7:9. Palm trees can withstand massive weather systems because its roots are so deep, and they can flourish even in the desert. It is said that it is the most useful of all trees. The palm tree grows from within. It also bears its best fruit the older it gets. Its fruit is said to get sweeter as the tree grows older.

Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing. Psalm 92:13-14

"You are not alone," says the Lord. "Many are swimming in these waters toward their marker. Do not give up. Do not quit."

I heard the Lord say, "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Joshua's eye was on the marker of the promised land 40 years prior...but then after the death of Moses, God speaks to Joshua in Joshua 1:1-7:

"After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' minister, 'Moses My servant is dead. So now arise [take his place], go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, the Israelites. Every place upon which the sole of your foot shall tread, that have I given to you, as I promised Moses.

"'From the wilderness and this Lebanon to the great river Euphrates – all the land of the Hittites [Canaan] – and to the Great [Mediterranean] Sea on the west shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.

"'Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.'"

"This is your time," says the Lord. "This is your hour; rise up and take the land which once you could see. You are Mine, I am with you, and I will strengthen you. That dream, the prophetic word – that promise – it is still there for you for the taking! My plan is for you to finish run the race and to win!"


Nellie Elaine
Nellie Elaine Ministries / Itinerant, XP Ministries

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Nellie Elaine is an Associate Itinerant Minister with XP Ministries and has interned under and been endorsed by Patricia King. Nellie is an ordained minister under Eagle Worldwide Ministries in Canada, and for four years she was associate pastor of one of their churches in Burlington, Ontario. She also was mentored under Dr. Russ Moyer and Mave Moyer for seven years.

Nellie has the heart of a revivalist to see the Church come into her fullness according to the Word of God. Moving strongly in the gifts of a seer and the prophetic, accompanied by a strong healing ministry, she has a love for the Bride to see her raised up, equipped, and walking in the gifts and teaching the Body how to overcome by walking in unity and sharing personal, powerful testimonies on the path of restoration. Nellie has a strong desire and mandate from the Lord to speak a now word to the Church in this hour, being called to build, encourage, and equip the Body of Christ.

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