• Retah McPherson

Let’s walk with Him in the cool of the day

Everybody wants to know ”what is my calling?” The answer to that is to walk with Him in the cool of the day. To walk with YHVH by faith. That is what Enoch did. He just started walking by faith and love 24/7. By doing this he started knowing Him and because he knew His character so well, he could trust Him with his whole life – and then became His friend!

It is very difficult for the natural mind to contemplate this as truth.  Never the less, IT IS God’s intent to find a body of believers in whom He can take full ownership - spirit, soul and body. All, to accomplish His kingdom purposes on earth.  It is vital for us to know God’s grace, gifts of the Spirit, physical healing, prophesy, ministering salvation, deliverance as well as His desire and ability to heal our broken hearts. But, to know Him and to love Him intimately and affectionately, to walk in the full measure of His provision, is His heart for us. We are living at the dawning of a new day. The Word of Truth is coming alive in the hearts of desperate children of God, who are setting their faces like flint, to achieve the heavenly mandate and high calling established for our generation.

2 Tim 2:15 Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

We should always remember that the Bible is not simply the Word of God; it is the revelation of Yeshua. Therefore, we are not simply acquiring knowledge, but we are coming to know the Living Truth. By this we can walk in the full revelation of Yeshua. This position of spiritual enlightenment finds its origin in a love relationship with Yeshua. We have to find that place of intimate love and fellowship with Yeshua. We have to be completely, completely unwilling to compromise this relationship for any fleshly lusts, desires or selfish pride.

I read Paul’s heart’s cry after many years of powerful ministry and I see that he found the truth in the heart of YHVH. Help us Lord to see this truth for ourselves!

Phil 3:10,11 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power out flowing from His resurrection [which it exerts overbelievers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] that if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].

Daniel also understood this. He foretold a period of great hardship and spiritual darkness that would permeate a generation known as “the time of end”. Yet, in all that darkness – there would be a company of people who “KNOW THEIR GOD AND shall be strong and carry out exploits (Dan 11:32).

But, the most important issue of all still is: “DO YOU KNOW HIM?” When you truly know God and are in an intimate love relationship with Him, you will hear His voice and then you will hear that now, is the time to become whole and pure. He is coming for a pure Bride!  

HOW I KNOW FROM MY OWN LIFE, THAT THIS IS TRUE!!! In our home we are busy dealing with the deep pain and hurts - the traumas we all suffered. Still there are things Yeshua, through Wisdom, shows Aldo.  These are the layers upon layers of the hidden things, of the Serpent’s code, hiding away in our blood still able to torment us. Holy Spirit helps us to repent and so we become more and more transparent. What a humbling process.  With many tears I kneel in front of the throne of Grace and ask for forgiveness. I repent of the things that were in my bloodline and I also pray over the pain and hurts in my subconscious. Yes, I did ask for forgiveness for my forefathers’ iniquity and sin, but I did not realise that it was still in me. I needed forgiveness as well. It can be like rebellion in the bloodline that causes many people to rebel against God. It is where we take up our responsibility and look truth in the eyes, when healing takes place. That is why so many people still live with hardened hearts – it is inherited. Whatever seed is in your blood will bear fruit in your life. What you sow you will reap.  I saw this in Germany and as people repented, God could forgive them and His love could flow through them, unhindered.  Yes, I know that there are many people that disagree with repentance, but I just know that I know that God wants His remnant pure and holy. And this comes through repentance.

It is by knowing Him and abiding in His presence, that we, His children, will be distinguished from peoples and belief systems throughout the earth. We should carry the cloud of His presence to a lost world and begin to fulfil our end time mandate and purpose. And for this - we need a pure heart.

Today, I want to honour the pastor of the church in Germany. He is the one that lead them through Holy Spirit into humbleness. This humbleness opened people’s hearts for repentance and lead to the healing of many broken hearts. I bless him and his family for what they do, and the whole congregation, for being willing to be transformed into the image of Christ – becoming a mature and full functioning body. We will keep on praying - for what God started there, He will finish!!! A pure repented heart is so beautiful to see. And this is the key to lead us into an intimate love relationship with our Messiah, Yeshua.

I came back Saturday night after a ministering event for men in Cape Town. I was so tired after a couple of nights only getting to bed after 1pm. When I arrived Josh said: “Surprise Mom! Tomorrow morning at 6 am we are going to do a trail run. And you are coming with! We are so glad you are here. So, Dad, you and the 2 cousins are going to race in the mountains.

‘O really! Josh, what if I cannot finish the race, I am not fit enough?’ ‘Come on Mom, you know you can do everything through Yeshua who gives you strength! Mom, you teach me that all the time’. Chantel said: “Me and Aldo will take a  walk in the estate, so you can go with them!”

She knows by now how difficult it still is for me to go and run when Aldo cannot also do something special. So we went, up and down the mountain. It was so good to be in nature, seeing waterfalls and all the beauty around us. It was so good to do normal things as a family. People asked me at the race – ‘aren’t you suppose to preach today?’ No, I am supposed to do only what my Father wants me to do. And yes, He wants us to live life as well. For many years I did not allow myself such things.  After the race we had a beautiful family lunch, where my brother and his family, my sister and her husband came and grandma spoiled us with a wonderful meal. Thank You, thank you Yeshua!  I am so stiff today, but my heart overflows with memories of life! That was my desire –“to live life to the full with my family“ in between all the ministering. For many years Tinus did not leave Aldo’s side and they stayed at home.  This is exactly what my Abba gave us by experiencing America, Germany and Europe as a family, and now also by starting to do normal things together.

Ps 73:4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Thank You for life, thank You that we can love You intimately, Lord!

I bless you with a desire to KNOW HIM MORE!

Retah and family

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