A prayer – submit all your vulnerabilities to the lord in prayer.

Here is a prayer I wrote when I was feeling most vulnerable in my faith over a month ago.  As I was writing, I was in my safe-space which allowed me to be my most vulnerable with the Lord – and what came out of it was something so touching and personal.  It made me realise, there are always going to be points in our journey where we feel vulnerable in faith.  So, I felt pushed to share this vulnerability with you and the beautiful words that followed.


20th March 2020

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for all you do for us – all you have done and will do.  Thank you for your love, grace and protection at this time.  I continue to pray that you may continue to protect my family – son, father, sister, mother and step-father and family on the mainland (Australia) – my elders, may you keep them healthy and protected.  I pray for protection over Australia and the world – I pray that their eyes may be shifted toward you – that they may come to  know Jesus through this time – so that they may be saved, protected and healed.

I feel your peace as the world scrambles in a panic during this worldwide pandemic.  I feel your peace that only you can provide – thank you Jesus.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I lift my hands to you in praise, I lift these words and my thoughts to you – keep them kingdom focused.  Remain kingdom focused and the rest will fall into place and be added to you.

Thank you Jesus.  Thank you Father and Lord Jesus – I hand you my thoughts and emotions – right now, I feel lost in my head of not knowing what I am doing.  I feel lost in my thoughts – I feel lost as a registered nurse that right now – I am not working in the field I have been trained in and for.  I feel helpless that I am not actively playing a part as an RN in the pandemic.  However, I can see and am grateful that I am not putting myself at risk or more putting my family at risk by working on the front-line.  But basically, I feel helpless – when I could be working in an area I am needed.

I feel lost now that the book (draft) is finished (except for about to add another few bits in.)  I feel unsure of what has been written – (here, I asked a whole lot of questions but I’ll spare them as it won’t make much sense and I’ll have to provide further context.) … How do I know you’re in that?  How do I know the difference between me acting in my own time because it is not happening quick enough – or whether – is it truly a prompt by you?

  • You’re over thinking it.

(Inserted aside: Hahaha! Yep.  That cracks me up every-time – but He’s right, I was over-thinking it because it was all circulating my head and I felt like I didn’t have any answers.  The more I thought about it, the less I thought I knew.)

Also I feel like I’m fraudulent in faith.  At the moment, right now that is – I feel like there is a disconnect between what I do and what I say.  So again Lord, I hand these emotions, thoughts and feelings over to you to deal with them because I also know – the enemy attacks when walls and guards are down – this is another attack by the enemy to pull me away from you.  I don’t want to fall away from you – not now – not ever – especially after the work that you have done in me and continue to do.  I love you Lord and I know I am not fraudulent in faith – even though, I feel like I am now – because I feel like I have slipped in my ways of connecting with you.  But I have slipped because things have changed – I am no longer a student – I no longer lean into you to get through assignments.  I have finished the book you set me out to write – this was a place where you were constantly and evidently close to me.

  • I still am.

Thank you – thank you for your presence and your grace.

  • I know you’re not fraudulent in faith. I know your heart.

Thank you.

  • I know where you’re at and you’re trying to find a new rhythm and routine. I am not going to hold that against you.  I know that you will hold that against yourself – because you’re human – but I won’t hold that against you.

Thank you.  Thank you for your forgiveness and grace.

  • This is a period of transition – I know you’re still finding your feet. But I know your heart and I love that you’re acknowledging this and handing it over to me.  You know what you feel is not true – because you still seek me out in earnest.  And that is what I want – an honest and humble heart.  I want you to seek me because you want to, not because you feel obliged to – bound by religion – because there is no freedom in that.  You are free to seek me and come to me – although I am always with you – just waiting for you to turn to me.  I am patient and I will wait.  And you do turn to me – which I love when you do – but I certainly don’t want you to feel bound – or obliged to seek me – bound by religion – because this is when thoughts (of the enemy) seep in – because you feel you don’t meet the religious obligations, therefore you feel you must be fraudulent in faith.    In faith, you’re free.  I know you’re human and I know you’re going to fall short – but it’s what you do with these feelings and thoughts that matter.  You can either seek me or continue thinking and believing you’re a fraud in faith and fall away – which is what the enemy wants.  Or you can seek me out and tell me all that is worrying you – as you have and I’ll wipe that slate clean for you.  What you have done is the right thing – in seeking me – even when you didn’t feel 100% up to it – you still knew you needed to and you did.  I am pleased you did.


Thank you for your kind encouraging words – I feel better now in myself and I’m glad I handed over these thoughts to you because I knew they did not belong in my mind and I could feel it crippling me physically.  Thank you, Jesus – thank you, heavenly Father – thank you, in Jesus name – amen.



… And remember:

The Lord your God is with you, the mighty warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you in singing (Zephania 3:17 NIV).


Have I not commanded you?

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid,

do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9 NIV).



So do not fear, for I am with you;

 do not be dismayed,

for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isiah 41:10 NIV).


Amen. Xx.



Dear Reader, I sincerely hope these words have blessed and encouraged you as much as they have blessed me.  We serve a wonderful and loving Father.  Until next time, God willing – w.a.r on in praise and prayer. Xx




Author: Elizabeth New

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God is doing a new thing.

(Excerpted from a personal word written about 3rd of March.)

Write this – listen – tomorrow is a new day.  What happened today cannot and will not be carried into tomorrow.  It ends here – with the setting of the sun and the closing of your eyes.  It is done.  Start the day new – know I am doing a new thing – be patient – wait – you don’t need to try in your own strength.  Watch what I do in this space – this space of waiting – watch what I do – I know you feel vulnerable and helpless – but that’s where I can do the most work.  So, I say, my dear – watch and wait – something new is happening – about to unfold – something new is happening – I am in the waiting – I am in the silence – I am in the now.


Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)says:

Forget former things: do not dwell in the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.


God is making way for new living water.  And in truth, God is calling us to let go of former things, so we can cling to our new identity in Christ.




Author: Elizabeth New

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Better days are coming

(Written – Sunday 22nd March 2020)


This morning as I was praying, I asked the Lord for a passage that I should read, and I was given Romans 8:24 (NIV).  I read it and wrote this from it…

‘… For in this hope we were saved.  But hope that is seen is no hope at all.  Who hopes for what they already have?  But if we hope for what we do not have yet, we wait for it patiently.

The words that stand out to me are – ‘we hope for what we do not have and wait for it patiently’.  I feel, at the moment, this operates on two levels – the world level and personal levels.

In context of a personal level – I feel this is talking about the season where we are in, transitioning from one thing to another.  It may be knowing that you’ve been given a word for marriage, for work or buying land and building a house or whatever you have been promised.  These may be things you do not have yet – but you have been given word that you will.  Your hope is in that ‘thing’ – that word you have been given by God.  Your hope is in trusting God.  Therefore, you wait patiently for it to come into fruition.  We wait for it patiently, for God’s word is God’s word. He never fails. Luke 1:37 says,For no word from God will ever fail’ (NIV).  And Joshua 21:45 says: ‘Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass (ESV).’  So, if He says it is coming, we wait for it patiently and wait until we are told to move, while remaining kingdom focused.

It is in this time, when we are transitioning, we can become impatient in waiting and try to make things happen on our own – and in our own strength.  You may try to initiate that relationship or apply for that job or move into a house that was not ordained for you.  You may be met with closed doors and frustration and question – why isn’t this working?  Or doors may open for a moment but everything about it feels strained and forced and you feel like you must work and fight hard to keep this thing going.  And you end up collapsing in a heap, exhausted and call out to God to help you up and out of this mess you’ve gotten yourself into.  He helps you out – but he wants you to know that all this trouble could have been avoided if only you had listened and held onto the hope of the thing that was promised to you.  Hold onto the hope of Jesus – of God – and wait patiently for what has been promised to you.  It can be difficult to wait patiently when we live in a fast-paced and competitive world.  In a world that is filled with instant and immediate things – our levels of patience and ability to wait shrinks as we live in a consumer driven world.  But – we are in the world but are not of the world.  Meaning we shouldn’t buy into what the world says – but rather should be able to recognise and respond through God’s word. (I am not expressing this as well as I could.)  … The world says or will say ‘now – I need this now – I need to do this now’.  But God will say – wait, wait patiently until you are told to act now – or arise and go.  So, we wait for the things we are promised – we wait patiently.

In context of the world, during this time of global pandemic – I feel that we are waiting in hope for it all to pass.  In some cases, this requires us to wait patiently via social distancing or self-quarantine… We need to wait patiently for it to pass – for that is our hope.  This means playing our part as directed by health authorities and governments but mostly, by not reacting in fear and panic.  It means placing our trust in God, standing firm in the knowledge that he is our provider and protector and we will be brought through this.  His perfect love casts out fear and enables us to wait patiently for this pandemic to pass… And we must remember: ‘…do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’ (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)… I feel so much peace in this word…

…I feel I need to go back a few verses back to Romans 8:18-25 (NIV).

“Present sufferings and Future Glory

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed in us.  For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the one who subjected it, in hope that creation itself will be liberated from its bondage of decay and brought into the freedom and glory of God.

We know all of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves, who have been first fruits of the spirit groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we are saved.  But hope that is seen is no hope at all.  Who hopes for what they already have?  But if we hope for what we do not have yet, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:18-25).

I felt I needed to go back a few verses for context.  The words that jump out at me – present suffering and future glory and creation is waiting for the children of God to be revealed.  This global pandemic has brought suffering, death, fear and panic – it brings these things, but it will also bring future glory.  It will reveal the children of God and their hope they have in Jesus – and their eyes (the world) will be opened – they will be released from bondages that have kept them enslaved and freed – freed from decay – free from decay.  They will be given a sense of peace, peace that supersedes the world’s understanding of peace.

…This may step on a few toes, but this time of global suffering needs to happen to reveal the greater glory on the other side.  Like with the Australian fires… (I realise this may still be a sensitive subject as we’re still recovering from this…) as devastating and destructive as they were – the fires came to tear down our old ways, to make way for new ways – because we had become stuck in the ‘old way of doing things’ and there was no room for growth.  The same applies here with the pandemic – we need to be slowed down, stripped down – so we can be re-built.  But re-built stronger and better and more inclusive of others than before.  The world will come to know Jesus through the children of God – those that are revealed – to the world.  His great glory will be revealed.  This is the hope I have and will wait patiently for the pandemic to pass and for the time of revealing.

This is the hope I have and hold onto and remember: ‘… in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who ask you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect’ (1 Peter 3:15 NIV)…

… Remember, greater things will happen on the other side of this global suffering.    Better things are coming.  Better things are coming.  Better things are coming.

The world will come to know Jesus.

‘The Lord will be king over the whole earth.  On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name’ (Zechariah 14:9 NIV).




Author: Elizabeth New

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Being Established by God

Being established by God

28th April 2020

This morning during prayer – I was given a word – that I was being established.  After praying, I looked up the word to know what it truly meant – it means for something to be firmly set in place.

I felt I needed to write the word down and from there the rest followed…

You are being established – set upon a firm foundation.

You are being established set upon a firm base – set into a foundation – that’s solid and won’t move when the world shakes.  Buildings may crumble and fall but those that are established will not fall.

Those that are established will not fall.

Those that are established will not fall.

Do not fear what is happening – do not fear what is to come – do not fear the unknown – for in time all will be made known.  All will be made known – in time.  God’s time.  Fear not. I am here with you.  I am still here with you – the great I AM.  There is no one greater than the great I AM.

That’s it.



Father God,

Thank you for your word – thank you for giving us Jesus so we can be in relationship with you just as he was.  Thank you for revealing these words to us to encourage and strengthen us – especially when we feel as though we are walking through this world blindly.  I know you reveal things to us in part, as you know there is only so much information we can cope with before we  go into overload mode – you know our hearts, minds and our needs.  You know our struggles and requests before we come to you in prayer – and nothing in your eyes is too big or small –  for you care about every detail. We present you our fears, anxieties – all our worries – I pray you remove these from our bodies and mind and replace it with your peace.  We present you with the issues that we’re unable to articulate but you know what they are – and we pray that you may provide us with clarity and wisdom on how to best approach these un-articulated concerns.  We pray your peace becomes well established in our hearts, mind and body – for you are the foundation we rest upon.  In Jesus glorious name we pray, amen.


Dear reader –

May you keep on keeping on and fighting the good fight.

Until next time, God willing – w.a.r on with praise and prayer. Xx.




Author: Elizabeth New

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Part 6 of 6 – Jesus never fails and always perseveres with us.

Part 6 – Final Installment

Jesus never fails and always perseveres with us.

I feel this time is also about stripping us down to bare essentials, to be shown we can’t go on living the way we have, to know that we are not our own providers – that our ‘riches’ comes from God.  It’s a reminder that we need Jesus more than ever, for healing, for comfort, for provision and protection.

It is now the 19th April 2020 – as I was edging closer to finishing this, I had plans on tackling this yesterday and God willing finish it.  However, my body had other plans – the day previous I was developing a headache and took normal precautions and took some pain relief.  It persisted; it was there in the background but not too bad.  I thought, maybe it will go with sleep. No.  I actually woke several times in the night due to pain and it was still there in the morning.  Unable to sleep anymore, because of the pain, I took some pain medication at 7am and showered, as I showered, I prayed.  The pain persisted.  I got dressed, made my son some breakfast and went back to bed unable to stomach any food or coffee – although I made it and took a sip.  I rested in bed with a bounding, pounding uni-lateral ache –  that came from left side of the back of my neck to my forehead.  I prayed and I prayed in tongues.  Mid-day, I vomited – which seemingly came out of nowhere.    I thought I’d try some toast and take some more pain relief as it was due – not even half an hour later I was running for the bathroom for vomit number two.

I went back to bed and tried to sleep but could not sleep through the pounding.  I may have prayed again and prayed in tongues.  In this time, I had a dream to start an Instagram account connected to this page plus some other things.  I could hear my son playing outside making videos on my phone, I could also hear the neighbor’s boys playing in their garden with their dad.  Time seemed to slip away but there was no change in the pressure of the migraine.  It was tough and persistent.  By 6pm I needed to get up to make dinner for my son and father (although he didn’t end up eating anything.)  I hadn’t eaten or had anything to drink all day as I was unable to keep anything down – so thought I’d try some herbal tea and take some medication again.  So far, it was staying put.

I hadn’t been to the bathroom all afternoon so needed to go – sorry may be too much information but this part of the story is crucial.  As I went to the loo, with my head pounding, I was on the brink of tears unable to cope with the pounding any longer – it was breaking me.  I prayed and asked – where are you in this?  I have prayed – I have even prayed in tongues – but I feel like I have been forgotten, where are you in this?

I’m right here.  I’m right here.

The small thought pushed through to the surface.

I am right here with you.

But how long will I have to endure this?

It will end soon.

But when?

When you sleep – you will wake, and it will be gone.

But I have been trying to sleep all day but there has been no change.

It will pass soon.

I made dinner. I attempted to consume some pumpkin soup with garlic and ginger which I thought might help settle my tummy.  I got through half a cup and felt that I needed to lie down.  I got as far as my bed and need to race back to the bathroom – vomit number three.  I can’t help but feel there is significance with in the number of times I vomited – it was clear to me that my body was rejecting something – the thing it was rejecting, was not meant to be in my body.

This may seem like a far stretch but the correlation that I am given connects to disciple Peter and how he denied knowing Jesus – not once but three times. This grieves me too – I can absolutely feel Peter’s grief especially now that I know Jesus.  He would have felt so broken that he had denied knowing Jesus.  His denial came from a place of fear and not wanting to be captured, arrested and killed – he was taking control of the situation by denying Jesus.  But in that denial, there comes regret because the man he loved and followed; his best friend was killed.  And what kind of a friend denies knowing a dearly loved friend?  It comes from one that is placed under pressure and can see their own life in danger and the old fight or flight mechanisms takes hold – making way for denial.  But Jesus returned to Peter, He came to Peter; made himself known to him again.  He knew his heart even though he denied him in a high-pressure situation. He came and met Peter where he was, he didn’t have to do anything to make him come to him.  To me, this is saying, that like Peter, when our lives are in danger or threatened we may deny Jesus access to those parts of our lives and sometimes it happens without realizing – it maybe denying Jesus access to our marriages and relationships, health or finances.  But even when we do have our ‘freak-outs’ and try to fix whatever it is our selves, due to our in-built survival mode and deny Jesus – like with Peter he will seek us out to firstly restore that relationship with him and give us the steps to move forward.  This truly moves me to the point of tears as to how great, wonderful and loving Jesus is to us.

In my context, the vomiting was about my body rejecting what was familiar and normal as far as treating a migraine goes.  My body was denying what was familiar to me like Peter denied Jesus and like Peter, he came to me – he came to where I was at – he was right with me – even when I felt like I had been forgotten with unanswered prayers.  He was right with me.  He was right with me when the vomiting was violent, and I felt like I was being suffocated on the end heaves as the body was trying to rid everything.  I thought, is this it? Am I going to die suffocating mid/end vomit?  I found, I really had to focus on my breathing to move out of that end heave phase. The force also pushed tears down my cheeks. And He was right there with me.  I wiped my eyes, and mouth with toilet paper, flushed the toilet and went back to bed.  And he was still right there with me.  I prayed and it turned into a conversation.

(Aside: Now, I realize this may sound crazy to those who may be unfamiliar in hearing the voice of God.    Hearing the voice of God, it still sounds like your voice or thoughts, but they are that bit quieter and gentler than your own thoughts that are in the forefront of your mind.  The voice of God is not an auditory hallucination like someone may experience with certain mental health condition. The voice of God does not give commands to self-harm or harm others like with some mental health conditions.  This is not the voice of God.  And to experience that would be truly frightening.  The voice of God encourages, uplifts, edifies and at times brings conviction which is really about correcting something.

Like in this word and being led to Jeremiah and the state of the world at that time – however it does speak directly into what is happening now in 2020.  I know we know this, but I feel I need to say this again, we know that God did not bring this virus – it was in fact a result of living in the shadows of Adam and Eve; and living in a perpetually broken world – as Jeremiah wrote, our actions brought this upon ourselves.  I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news and God is not in this virus.  However, this was not beyond God – he knew it was coming and had been preparing us for it from a technological perspective.  We’ve had access to the internet for decades and we have seen the emergence of online shopping with home delivery and click and collect, study options have been available online too.  Add in platforms like YouTube where we have had access to so much content including worship music and sermons.  God had been preparing us from a technological perspective so when the pandemic hit – the transition to online everything was so much easier now, compared to where we were 20 years ago and if it hit then. Right now – technology is operating at it’s peak purpose – it is serving to connect people whereas before it was driving some social disconnection.  I can remember having lunch with a friend in a busy restaurant, as we were leaving I noticed a table of young women who were obviously committed to going out to lunch to catch-up – but each of them were absorbed in their phone.  Their intention was connection, but they were in fact disconnecting through social media or technology. So, this time is shaking us to use technology from a productive and purposeful perspective.

Also, healthcare systems are being shaken and turned upside down – God knows that on the other side of this, healthcare systems will not be the same and for the better.  God knows that in some countries health systems are run from a business perspective which places a numerical value on people’s lives and only those who can afford healthcare can access the care they need while others get lost in system.  Not just lost in a system but die.  We should not be placing monetary value on a person’s life because to God – all lives matter.  In placing monetary value on a person’s life, to determine whether they can afford and access healthcare – is denying a fundamental human right to healing.  Not only that, it is denying Jesus access to work through clinicians for healing.  This pandemic is happening to shake and break an already broken healthcare system around the world.  It will show the gaps, it will show what needs to be changed and it will also high light what is working.

To my immediate family, I’m sorry that I am not making you proud as I am currently not serving on the frontline as a new graduate nurse.  (And maybe this apology is more to myself – that I am unable to do what I am trained for.) But, I know this will soon change and I too will be placed where I need to be as a nurse.  I know in the eyes of the world I will never be enough as it operates from a deficit perspective.  But I know in the eyes of God I am enough. I am in fact loved, chosen and so precious to him.  This doesn’t just apply to me – it applies to you to – it applies to all eyes that read this.  And right now, I know that I am serving God on the frontline in writing for him.  I am serving him in writing and releasing what I have been given and from what I already have.  I am not writing this for money or fame – I am not being paid to write this.  I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I may have exceeded 20,000 words in writing what I thought would be a short, sharp and straight to the point piece but someone else had other ideas.  So, I am left with the challenge of how to present this so I can honor the words I have been given.  I can’t put a word limit or censorship on God’s words, because the minute I do – I will be operating from my own authority and I want to ensure I am operating from a place of authenticity so I can honor what He is saying during this time.  I am merely a vessel and I’m sorry if you don’t agree with anything, I have written but it’s not coming from me – some things – like what Jeremiah has said – it has already been said.  I am not saying anything new as such as the world has been in darkness for thousands of years and our fundamental core has not changed and that is why God’s word speaks directly into our time.  It is not just a story; it is alive and living word – just as Jesus is alive and living with us in spirit and continues to move in our midst.  His works are greater than my own imagination and I cannot fathom how He is moving during this time and I cannot wait to see, hear or read those stories on how he is touching, saving and changing lives.  I can assure you that these days will give you an experience and a story that will be so unique to you that only you can tell it, in a way that you can tell it – and I hope that it points towards the glory of God.

I can also tell you that I am writing this to fight for the voice of Jesus – for the voice of God to shine through this darkness.  Dear reader, I am writing this in faith, in love and obedience to all I feel prompted to write.  This is my gift to you; think of me as the mailman – I am giving these words freely to you – it cost me nothing other than my time; it is a present to you in these dark days.  I may not know you – but I can tell you that I love you – it’s not a romantic kind of love – but it is an all-encompassing feeling of peace – I feel that now and I want you to know that is the same love that Jesus has for you – the same love that God has for you.  Your life matters to him.  Your life matters – all lives matter.  Dear reader, you’re ever so loved, precious. I sincerely pray that these words may be planted deeply into your heart and may they grow in truth.  In Jesus’ glorious name, amen.)

… So… um…

…Slight sidetrack and such a wonderful sidetrack too.  But let’s return to this migraine story… I think I asked, why haven’t I been healed because I prayed – I tried normal medication.  I tried soup with ginger to settle my tummy.  I even tried the heated wheat pack on my head and neck. I did everything I could.  I even prayed in tongues.  (Spoiler alert – turns out there isn’t a formula for healing. Although I found most relief in the heat pack – as I prayed it felt like the pain was being drawn and extracted out of my body.)

During this time of prayer, the Lord said, look at what I have done – I enabled a place for you to rest. I enabled your son to be occupied and looked after by your father, so you could rest.  I showed you steps to take in a dream.  Right now, you’re exactly where you need to be – resting in my presence.  I am right here with you. I am right here with you.

I thanked him and I asked about personal things such as, although not limited to parenting.  I asked if I was messing up my son’s childhood.  He said, you are comparing your childhood to your sons – your childhood and upbringing was different from his and is unique to you.  His childhood is different from your own father’s.  His childhood is different from your neighbors.  Their experience is their experience. So is his.  Either you can accept it, or you can fight it for what it is not.  But if you meet him where he is and feed into his interests, you will be fine.  There’s no need for comparison’s here.  And you know, as I have shown you before that everything in your timeline needed to happen the way it did – because it gives you an understanding that is different from the world’s understanding.  And more than that, it gives you a story that only you can tell in the way you can tell it.  Had anything – I mean anything in your timeline changed – you would not be where you are now – and that is in relationship with me.

Keep doing what you are doing.

I acknowledged this and knew He was right.  I asked how long I was going to be like this – and vomiting.  I felt defeated, especially when I felt my appetite return and thought I’d be safe to have some soup and toast, only to have it rejected.  I am the only bread you need.  I am the only spiritual bread you need.  I am the bread that sustains you… I understand that more than ever now.

I prayed, please remove this pounding migraine from my body, if it be your will, so I may be able to continue to write this word with a clear head.  Eventually I fell asleep and this time, it was different from the light sleep that happened throughout the day.  It was a deep restorative sleep. I woke at 10pm and my head was clear – I mean completely clear – not even a lingering dull ache – completely clear – gone!  He said, when you wake it will be gone and it was.

His word is his word.  It doesn’t change.  I was amazed and thanked God with all my heart.

It then occurred to me, that in this moment, I was stripped of everything that was familiar to me in treating a migraine.  Even vomiting three times was unusual for me and we know the correlation that was brought to me in that.  The persistent pressure on my head forced me into fasting and prayer.  Fasting because I couldn’t keep anything down and prayer out of sheer desperation for the pain to stop.  The pressure forced me into seeking the Lord and it resulted in a deeper connection which allowed me to see how he was working and talking directly into my concerns – that weren’t just health related.

But it goes much further than this, a thought occurred to me today – that this isn’t just a thing that happened to me but it’s a lesson – not just a lesson for me but a teachable lesson for others too.  To me this says, healing can take time.  Sometimes there is the immediate healing – like the man on the mat.  But, then if we look at the physiology of healing, it can take time.  If you take a broken leg for example, it can take up to eight weeks for the bone to repair, and it repairs in stages from the inside outwards (in the simplest form).  Then there is the time it takes to rebuild muscle strength once the cast has been removed.  Healing can take time – and more often than not it happens in God’s time.  And the above was a lesson in healing happening in God’s time – not my time.  It was a lesson in fasting and prayer and resting in the Lord’s presence.

And something else that was brought to my attention, if we look at the man on the mat – he had immediate healing – I didn’t but the thing we both had was the presence of Jesus.  He went to the man on the mat to heal him – and he came to me too.  He came right to the man – knowing he couldn’t move – he came to him right where he was. And he came right to me – he came to where I was, at my most desperate in the bathroom – he was with me all along and was waiting for me to ask out of genuineness albeit slight desperation as to where he was in this?

I am right here with you.

I am right here with you.

He’s beautiful and faithful…


… Now, here are a few passages that speak into trials and suffering:

‘Blessed is the one who perseveres under trials, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James 1:12 NIV).’


In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory, honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.  Though you have not seen him; you love him; and even though you do not see him, you believe him and are filled with inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:6-9 NIV)


‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish it’s work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything…’(James 1:2-4 NIV).


‘…Since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.  As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God… (1 Peter 4:1-2 NIV).

When I found these passages, I thought it slightly funny, because when I was in the thick of that migraine – the last thing I considered the suffering was to be a joy, especially when I was on the brink of tears.  I tell you, the joy came afterwards when I woke with a clear head.  There was joy in knowing that Jesus had revealed himself to me in that suffering – there was joy in knowing that I could pass this on to others.  I could see my faith was certainly tested and produced perseverance and enabled me to keep moving forward in faith.

1 Corinthians 13 gives us the true definition of love, and this definition could be seen as character profile of God as He is love. I have written this before, in replacing love as God, however, this time as Jesus is the Son of God, it would still apply his character too. If I replace ‘love’ with Jesus – this is how it would read:

Jesus is patient, Jesus is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud.  He does not dishonor others, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs.  Jesus does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

            Jesus never fails.

As people living in a broken world, we are susceptible to disease and heart break that’s brought about upon ourselves (as mentioned by Jeremiah). As Christians, suffering in our bodies signifies we are done with sin – just as Jesus suffered in his body on the cross – this signifies our likeness to Christ.  Our suffering allows our faith to be tested and become stronger on the other side of the trial.  It allows Jesus to move amongst us and heal us and perform miracles beyond our own imagination, which again, results in a stronger faith and testimony to share with others.  Our suffering produces perseverance, it refines our character, enables us to grow more into the likeness of Jesus – as he always perseveres.  As Christians we can stand firm in certainty and know that He always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres and He never fails.

He perseveres with us, even before he reveals himself to us in saying, I am right here with you.  Never leaving our side – he perseveres through those trials with us.

He never fails us.

Jesus never fails.

God never fails.

I feel like a migraine is like a splinter in the toe in comparison to what others are suffering through right now in the world.  And I feel for you, the pain I felt for 24 + hours was excruciating and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. To think and know that there are people in the world that deal with that kind of pain and worse on a daily basis – my heart truly breaks for you.  I can relate to the pressure and desperation that you may be feeling at this time too.  I do get it. I truly do.

I think another important point to remember, that whatever situation we’re in, it is about what we do and where we turn during these high-pressure situations? But – my dear reader, please do not condemn yourself – for there is no condemnation with Jesus. If in this high pressure situation, you find yourself denying Jesus access to an area that is troubling you.   Remember this is due to your survival mode taking over. Take heart my dear reader, for the good news is in your grief Jesus will seek you; find you and will restore your relationship (as he did with Peter) and He will work for you and with you in your area of need. And know it is not too late to hand over your situation to Jesus. He is that faithful, loving, kind, forgiving and so much more. I pray that these words may encourage you and remind you that whatever you are going through, you are not alone in this – even if you feel alone, forgotten or forsaken.  You have not been forgotten.  The Lord is right there with you.

I pray, Lord that you may remove the disease and suffering from their bodies and restore life into their body – breath life into their lungs, restore all their organs to full function so that their body may function as it is intended.  You are the miracle worker – the life restorer.  And yes, like the song – you are working even when we can’t see it – you are working even when we cannot feel it. You are healing when we cannot feel it.  You are still working when we ask – where are you in this?  You are there in our brightest, darkest and those in between days.  You’re so faithful, especially in the days when we deny you access to certain areas of our lives and wander off on our own path.  We thank you for your unlimited grace and patience with us – you deserve the highest praise – we truly love you from the bottom of our hearts.

Lord we thank you for all the hard working frontline health workers and essential workers who are working hard at saving lives and keeping food supplies available to us.  We know you are working through them.  We see them and thank them and thank you.

We also pray for world leaders and state governors or councilors – we pray for wisdom in decision making in how to best lift restrictions.  We pray you protect their health and guard their mouths from pointing accusations on who’s fault the cause of this pandemic – for this is a time for working together rather than causing further segregation, discrimination and hatred.  We pray that you may break this vengeful spirit – to allow room for the Holy Spirit to move amongst us and to glorify you.  We thank you for all that you are doing, have done and will continue to do.  In Jesus name we pray, amen.


Dear reader,  I know this is all a lot to take in and on board and I thank you from the bottom of my heart in taking the time to read these words.  And I know there is a lot of them here!!  I hope these words have blessed you as much as it has blessed me in writing them.  And thank you, Jesus.

But now, I feel this is finished, and it is time to release it.

Write and release.

Until next time my dear reader, war on with praise and prayer.




Please Take Note:  by no means should prayer and fasting discount medical advise.  Had the pain increased or vomiting increased with the migrain, I would have sought medical attention.


Author: Elizabeth New

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Part 5b – Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.

Part 5b

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.


The world may not agree with what Jeremiah said about the world being evil or even with Jesus, as he said this himself: ‘…The world cannot hate you but it will hate me because I testify it’s works are evil…’ (John 7:6 NIV).  In truth, nobody likes being told their works are evil.  People struggle to admit their flaws – they may say things like – ‘I’m not perfect but I’m not a bad person either.’  Then when faced with the word ‘sin’ – they may say, ‘I’m not perfect but I am not a dirty sinner either.’  It seems here, the word sin has merged into different meaning – that our mistakes are something to be ashamed of and are the cause of condemnation.  The Greek definition of sin comes from word hamartia meaning to miss the mark; or to fall short of god’s purpose in how he created us.  God knew that we were always going to fall short no matter how hard we tried, it’s not our fault but it is a result of living in a broken world.  God’s grace and love in action was is in sending us Jesus, who took our sin to the cross so that we may be whole again.  He came into the world to save us – to save us from all that is in this broken world – disease, hatred, discrimination, corruption (to name a few) and death.  He died for us so that we may live.  But it’s not about continuing to live as we want, it’s about sacrificing our wants and living through Jesus and being his hands and feet to meet the needs of others.  Or, in my case, it is about sacrificing my own creative ideas in writing to write the words of Jesus to reach the hearts, minds and souls of those that need it most.  The only want I have, is the want to shine His light – to shine his light into this darkness.

The hardest part of writing this word – was knowing that the world will not like being told it’s works are evil.  But I knew it was not me that was saying it, I was led to the passages of scripture by the Holy Spirit – it was a god breathed thing that is speaking directly into these dark time.  I found this confronting and in prayer I asked, knowing the world is hurting and grieving and looking for hope – I asked, what can I say or what do you want me to say that can give hope?  The answer I was given, and the thought that surfaced as I waited for a response was – blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted… (thank you – thank you!)

During these dark and uncertain times there will and already has been a lot of loss and grief – and collectively the world mourns.  My heart breaks every time I see the statics or death toll come out of the U.S and other regions of the world.  I know each number represents a life that is lost, it represents a person.  However, the number does not represent humanity – meaning it does not accurately represent the family members, friends, work colleagues or community that is affected by one person’s death.  So, upfront, I am not good with numbers, but I know – the quantitative number is not accurately presented as it does not include those directly affected by one death – the number we should be seeing would be tripled, doubled or whatever.  Ok. So much bigger than the number we see from the death toll alone.  It ripples out and affects all of us.

What I am trying to say is, I see beyond the number and I see the people – and this – right here, is the heart of Jesus – he hears you, he sees you and he grieves with you.   We may mourn collectively during this time, but in that mourning we will collectively be blessed.  The promise is written in his word and comes from the mouth of Jesus – ‘Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted’ (Matthew 5:4 NIV).  He says we will be comforted – not that we might if we do this or that or whatever, but we will.  In uncertain times – the certainty that we can hold on to is that we will be comforted.  This may come through words like this, or through people donating food and funds to those in need or through prayer for healing and protection.  If you’re able to name the things that bless others in meeting their needs and providing comfort – then I can assure you Jesus is in that action and that action comes from God, the one who sent him.  This time is about collective comfort and realigning our eyes to the greatness of our God.  It is about calling those that are lost to come home – I feel this so strongly.  So strongly, it grieves my heart – I can’t even explain the crushing feeling.  (Not a heart attack for those that are medical minded!) I feel that this is the same feeling God has in looking at the state of the world.  He is grieving too and his heart aches.  He wants his dearly beloved children to come home and he will welcome you with open arms and tears of relief will drench his cheeks to have you home and safe.  This time is calling lost children to come home and, in this time, – Jesus is the lighthouse, he is the lighthouse that will guide you home.

All you have to do dear children, is turn to god and  believe that Jesus was sent from the Father to save the world, that he took your sin to the cross – he died with those sins and rose again.  He did this for you, and he did this for me – he did this for the world – for everyone that is in it.  He came to save us – this means that in our lives there are things that we will need to be saved from – not just to save our souls.  He will save marriages, he will save relationships, he will save us from disease, he will save us from poverty, he will save us from pride and humble us, he will save us from systematic corruption and injustices, he will save us from death.  These are just a few of the things that he can or will save us from for – ‘Jesus did many other things as well.  If everyone of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written’ (John 21:25 NIV).





Author: ELizabeth New

Copyright (C) 2020

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Part 5a – God is your rock and stability in uncertain times

Part 5a

God is your rock – your stability in uncertain times.

(Written 14th April 2020)

Our number one purpose is to love God with all of our heart, mind and body.  This means we love him first over everything else.  The understanding I am given as to why is this: – if you hold these things in top priority and lose your job, your house, your spouse (yes rhyming scheme intended), children, family and friends.  If you’re stripped completely bare of everything in the physical world you will feel a great sense loss, grief and loss in purpose. You may even question – where is God in all of this?  However, there is one thing that cannot be taken away from you and that is your faith – especially when it is held in first place.  You still may experience grief in the loss, but your comfort will come from knowing God is still with you – He has not forsaken you – He is your comforter and your provider.  Your faith will remain, it cannot be taken away from you because nothing can separate you from the love of God.

He is your rock when you have lost everything – he provides stability in uncertain times because a rock cannot be easily moved in your own strength – especially if it is firmly planted in the ground – it is stable.

When God is held as number one – when everything in the world is lost – no one can take away your faith, your relationship and connection to Jesus and our heavenly Father.  For he is always there.  Jesus says to his disciples (this maybe paraphrased): ‘in a little while you’ll see me no more – but I will be with you in spirit.’  He also says, (again maybe slightly paraphrased), ‘Soon, we’ll go our own way – back to our own homes, and I will be alone too – but I know I am not alone my Father is always with me.’

If everything and everyone was stripped away from us and we did not know God – we would feel alone and lonely.  If and when faith is held first, above everything else, and we find we are stripped of everything – we would feel grief in the loss – but like the disciples you will know Jesus is with you in spirit.  And in your likeness to Jesus you will know you’re not alone for your heavenly Father is with you.

So, for those walking in faith and have lost much in this season – I pray that your eyes may be realigned to seeing and loving your God – to knowing He has not forsaken you – Jesus is with you in spirit and God is with you when you physically are alone.

To those who have lost everything or many things in this season – I pray for healing, protection and provision.  I pray that Jesus may make his presence known in your life – I pray his love will be made known to you.  I pray that in all of this loss, by coming to know Jesus you will gain so much more – I pray that your darling eyes may be opened to this truth.  I pray that God may plant people in your life that are able to shine the light of Jesus from their heart.  I pray that the first thing you see is their love in their actions.  I pray that beyond the action your eyes are opened to Jesus and to God the one who sent them.  I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding (Philippians 1:9 NIV). You are not alone in this, and I pray your needs are met in this time.  In Jesus glorious name I pray, amen.



…Now, the previous sections (Parts 4a and 4b) were meant to be a short divergence – it turned into something much greater.  This is an example of the difference between what I think and what God has to say.  If I am honest, I wanted to get this finished before or on Easter Sunday but I could feel by that point I was far from finished and needed to keep going to honor God’s word and what He has been wanting to say.  Again, that is an example of the difference between doing things out of my own want and doing something that has come from God. Nonetheless, God has walked me through this with incredible patience and dealt with all my insecurities. I know it is drenched in the Holy Spirit.  Thank you, Jesus.

If I were God, I would have become very impatient and fed-up very quickly with myself.  I’d be like: ‘come-on – get a move on – you’ve got a deadline for this.  Pull yourself together and just get on with it.’  This could also be an example of what we know as tough love. I guess that’s why I am not God and He is. He is so much more patient than I am. And He knows who I am and He will iron out my insecurities and flaws.  I am who I am; I am human, flawed and I am learning. I know that God has got me; got me by my hand.  He says, I am here – take your time. Trust me.  Trust these words.  So, I am trusting these words are from God, like Jesus, he said his words came from a higher authority and they’re not of my own making.  I know God is a patient God, but a part of me feels that there is a sense of urgency to get this written and out.  However, I am trusting that these words will reach the hearts and minds of those who need them most at the appointed time.

With that said, I am going to try and persevere in finishing this word…

So, to the world,  Jesus says: ‘you have let go of the commands of god and are holding onto human traditions…’ (Mark 7:8 NIV) Most simply, the world has lost its way, turned its back on God, his word and lost its way.  It has forgotten its origins, it has forgotten who their provider is, who their comforter is in times of trouble.  The world has forgotten who has given them authority, who has built up their life and given them riches and abundance.  The world believes they did it themselves – that it was done in their own strength – that they worked hard to get to where they are.  Maybe they did work hard – but they have long forgotten the source of their help to get there.

The truth is world is broken.  This world in its broken state was not intended for us and it houses broken people – no man is perfect except Jesus.  Jesus said to his disciples, ‘what comes out of a person is what defiles them.  For it is from within; out of a person’s heart, the evil thoughts come – sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.   All these evils come from inside and defile a person.’ (Mark 7:8-23 NIV).

I asked, the Holy Spirit, in truth – what does this mean?  If a person’s actions come from their heart, where do these ‘evil’ thoughts come from?  The answer I was given was one word – unforgiveness.  The world is driven by broken people that live in unforgiveness and consequently unforgiveness has hardened their hearts without knowing or realizing.  Whatever they have experienced, the heart break – the hurt from others and their brokenness has led them to hurting others (and sometimes without realizing it.)

People are being hurt and hurting others without realizing and they are doing it from a state of unforgiveness.  1 John 3:12 says, ‘Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brothers were righteous.’ This came to mind as an example of unforgiveness – but first let’s have a look at what happened before this in Genesis 4:1-9:

‘Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. And Abel also brought an offering-fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

The word – evil – to be honest, I don’t like it and I don’t think anyone truly has evil in their heart. But it is a result of their heart becoming hardened as a result of living in a broken world. It is said in Genesis that the Lord looked with favor upon Abel and his offering but did not look with favor on Cain and this made him angry.  Cain’s anger is the result of being hurt, it’s the result of feeling overlooked, it’s the result of feeling rejected by a God he loves.  His feelings are normal, and he has a right to feel that and, in this moment, he is hurting.  It doesn’t say in the scripture, but Cain may have worked hard or harder than his brother to get the offering to God.  Also, we don’t know the work, or effort he had put into the offering and nor do we know how many times he had not been looked upon favourably.  And maybe he thought and hoped his effort would be seen and looked upon favourably.  But this time, it was like the many other times; rejected.  Like everyone else, we all have a breaking point – and maybe this was the umpteenth time Cain had been ‘rejected’ by the Lord and this was his breaking point.  The Lord warned him – ‘sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you but you must rule over it.’  The understanding that I am getting for sin, in this context, is that sin are the ‘evil’ actions that are waiting for him on the other side of his feelings.  Cain in that moment is probably feeling a cocktail of emotions – intense anger, rejection, hurt, jealousy and probably wondering why his brother was favoured over him.

The Lord says, you must rule over it or something worse will happen.  Cain allows himself to fester in his emotions, and they rule over him, thus allowing himself to be devoured and lead him to killing his brother. If Cain had self-control and had been given a chance to process his emotions, his hurt, or sought understanding – that understanding may have led him to forgiving the Lord and his brother, which may have spared his brother’s life.  There is so much in this scenario and I feel I am barely scraping the surface.  However, to me, this highlights the importance of forgiveness in all aspects of our lives as it keeps our hearts soft and others safe from unintentional harm.

I had some examples come to mind, that are more examples of our brokenness in action and what it can lead to.  Lets look at theft and envy.  For theft, on the surface we see a person (ok… so, this is the example I am given, so let’s roll with it – ) steal some toilet paper.  (Yes, please – pardon all the puns here too.) These so-called evil thoughts have become an action driven by desperation, so they are pushed to desperate measures; to steal.  Beneath this thought, we don’t fully know their circumstances; it may be that they cannot afford to buy the toilet paper; they may have little to no money and they are driven by desperation to meet their own needs.  These actions are driven by a deep-seated brokenness and a need to fix the problem themselves.

If a person becomes envious it may be fueled by their lack of having something.  For example, I’ll use a personal example as it is the only thing that is coming to mind.  A few years ago, I was asked by a friend to house sit their family home while they went away for the Easter holidays.  Their house was beautiful, modern but still had old world charm. They had an enormous backyard with a cubby house, chickens and was close to the beach.  As we stayed there, I may have felt jealousy or envy.  I didn’t want what they had but to me, it highlighted what I did not have, and consequently felt envious.  For context, at the time we were living in a tiny, cramped one bedroom flat, so those feelings came from seeing what we did not have.  I became aware that I needed to change my focus.  Instead of focusing on what we did not have, I focused on what I had been given and being thankful for that.  The world operates from a deficit and comparative perspective and if we live with this perspective then whatever we have will never be enough.  But with Jesus, all we have is more than enough and if we were to lose everything in the physical world, we would still be so rich and blessed, for we would be rich in spirit.

Something that keeps coming to mind is, it’s not the feeling that is the problem – it is the actions and what it may lead to, that is the problem.  This is specific to envy of course, as for the others mentioned above, such as adultery and murder etc., they may be the end result of specific feelings like anger or lust.  Firstly, I want to say, feelings and emotions are normal otherwise we wouldn’t have them.  For instance, with fear – fear is a normal response as it activates our fight or flight mechanisms.  It is a protective mechanism.  But it is when the feelings take over and we lose control of those emotions that can lead to devastating actions.  In the example with the thief, his actions are driven by a deficit, a lack of financial stability.  He wants to be able to provide for himself and regain a sense of control in a seemingly out of control situation.  The advantage we have as followers of Christ, is a knowing that what we are not in control.  It is knowing that God is our source and provider.  We place trust in knowing that he knows our needs and we don’t need to take things into our own hands out of desperation and He will give us the steps to take should we ask.  This knowledge keeps us grounded and prevents us from flying into an overwhelmed state of panic.

I feel, as a whole, the world is aching for forgiveness and for healing.  Forgiveness, itself is a process; it means acknowledging the pain and processing the hurt.  It means recognizing and finding understanding and understanding that what happened was not necessarily your fault – that the people involved in hurting you had also been hurt and were reacting from that unprocessed pain like in the case of Cain.

Forgiveness does not mean you have to let the people back into your life. But it’s about releasing yourself from that pain so that you can live and act with a clean and whole heart as God intended.  We do not have to try in our own strength either – we can acknowledge that it is difficult to forgive and hand it over to God to assist in processing the pain and healing those wounds. We can reach out to health professionals to further guide healing.  But ultimately, that comes from the hands of Jesus. What I am really trying to say is, we don’t have to do it on our own.

(Again) Right now, the world, in all its brokenness is aching for forgiveness, it’s aching for healing.  It is aching to be made whole again.  It needs Jesus more than ever.  The world is calling for Jesus. The wonderful thing about Jesus, like with the man on his mat, He will come to the man in need – and sometimes, without even being asked.  He came to the man on the mat and by his authority and word, the man is healed because Jesus gave that man a chance when he felt overlooked.  In this time, the world may face loss and seemingly unanswered prayers in these uncertain times – and grief will be felt, and we will mourn.  But there is glory on the other side of this suffering. In this uncertainty, there is certainty in knowing better days are coming.

Better days are coming, and we will all be healed and made whole again…




Author: Elizabeth New

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Part 4b – Remember the Lord your God

Part 4b

Remember the Lord your God.


In between praying; in submitting my concerns and discomfort to the lord about this word, I was led to Deuteronomy 7 and 8 which was consequently posted on Facebook.  So, I took a moment to read these chapters – and again – I had that same jaw dropping moment I had with reading Jeremiah. It happened more in chapter 8, and this is what stood out to me:

‘Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.  For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land – a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, vines and fig trees and pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.  Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.  Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions.  He brought you water out of hard rock.  He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.  You may say to yourself, “My power and strength of my own hands have produced this wealth for me.”  But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other Gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.  Like the nations the Lord destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 8:6-20 NIV).

The things that stood out the most to me, was confirming that people of the world had lost their way in forgetting where their wealth – in whatever form that is – has come from.  The second point that stands out, is needing to remember that our ancestors were brought out of slavery – and just like them, God will bring us through this pandemic.  He will.  He has done it before and will do it again.  No victory is too big or small – just as Jesus overcame the cross and overcame death – we will overcome this.  I don’t know when or how we will get through this – that is where my uncertainty lies.  But my certainly lies in knowing we will be brought through this and we will overcome this.  We will.

Jeremiah also said… well he said a lot and before I write down what I was led to.  I want to commend him for the strength and bravery it must have taken for him to deliver these words to the people at the time.  I know that the strength he was given came from God because the message that he delivered thousands of years ago, is still confronting and convicting.

So, without further ado, this is what God said through Jeremiah:

“If you, Israel, will then return to me,” declares the Lord.  “if you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray, and if in a truthful and just way you swear, ‘as surely as the lord lives’, then the nation will invoke blessings by him and in him they will boast.” (Jeremiah 4:1-2 NIV)

“…Your conduct and actions have brought this upon you.  This is your punishment.  How bitter it is!  How it pierces the heart!” (Jeremiah 4:18 NIV)

“…Oh my anguish, my anguish!

I writhe in pain.

Oh, the agony of my heart!

My heart pounds with me, I cannot keep silent.

For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;

I have heard the battle cry.

Disaster follows disaster, the whole land in ruins.

In an instant my tents are destroyed, my shelter in a moment.

How long must I see the battle standard and hear the sound of the trumpet.

            ‘My people are fools; they do not know me.

            They are senseless children; they have no understanding.

            They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.’

I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens and their light was gone.

I looked at the mountains, and there were quaking; all the hills were swaying.

I looked and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away.

I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert; all it’s towns lay in ruins before the Lord, before his fierce anger.

This is what the Lord says:

            ‘The whole land will be ruined, though I will not destroy it completely.

            Therefore, the earth will mourn, and the heavens grow dark, because I have

            Spoken and will not relent, I have decided and will not turn back.” (Jeremiah 4:19-28 NIV).


“…Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:

‘Should you fear me’, declares the Lord.

‘Should you not tremble in my presence?  I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross.

The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.

But these people have a stubborn and rebellious heart; they have turned aside and gone away.

They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest. 

Your wrong doings have kept these away; your sins have deprived you of good. (Jeremiah 5:21-25 NIV)

“…Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.

Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek.

Their evil deeds have no limit;

They do not seek justice.

They do not promote the case of the fatherless.

They do not defend the just cause of the poor.

Should I not punish them for this,’ declares the Lord.

“should I not avenge myself on such a notion as this?

“A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way.

But what will you do in the end?” (Jeremiah 5:26-30 NIV)


I feel, this all speaks for itself – it speaks directly into the times we are living in.  It confirms that God did not cause this virus – the world brought it on itself.  Our own conduct and actions have brought this about and this is the ‘punishment’ although not a punishment from God but more, it is the consequence of our own actions.  Disaster follows disaster – here in Australia alone we were battling some of the biggest bushfires, followed by floods and now the virus – although it is apart of a global effect.  Plus, other disasters; natural and personal are still occurring – disaster won’t stop even when we’re all in lockdown.

People are in lockdown, streets are empty – there are no people as though our towns lie in ruins.  The fruitful land becomes a desert as we edge closer to economic collapse as people have lost jobs and businesses have closed.  The whole land may become ruined in this and the earth will mourn but it will not be completely destroyed.  It will not be completely destroyed.  Meaning there is a glimmer of hope and we will be left with enough to start again.  Again, Jeremiah may have shared these words in reference to the people of the world at that time – but I can see that this speaks directly into us today.  We may have had science, medical and technology advancements – but at the core, as a whole nation – we still live in these times.  We have turned our backs on God, we have set our own rules and leave the vulnerable and poor behind.  People prefer to worship money over God.

People continue to steal and murder, cheat and lie.  Prophet’s lie – the understanding I am given here is that they may say what they think people want to hear rather than listening and speaking into what God is saying.  I understand this one, not because I make up what I am saying, but because I truly know how hard it can be to deliver a message that deals with confronting and convicting themes.  It would be easy to deliver what the people want – because this is what people love – Jeremiah said it himself.  And in John it says, ‘For they love human praise more than praise from God’ (John 12:43).  This is a normal response, as humans we to want to feel accepted and that we belong.  But when we solely operate from a place of seeking human praise, this could be seen as doing something out of selfish gain and as a result, we lose our authentic connection to God.

I’ll give you an example, when I was in my early twenties, I didn’t know God and all I wanted was to be an actor.  By nature, I was and still am a quiet and reserved person.  At the time, I was often met with comments from friends and family like – oh you can’t be an actor, you’re too quiet to be an actor.  I knew that ‘acting’ was more than being exuberant.  It was about understanding human motivations, finding and representing truth.  But because I didn’t fit into the stereotype of what an actor should be, I operated from a deficit and I fought to prove them wrong.  This resulted in me fighting to be seen and heard which consequently meant I lost my authenticity, not only as a person and an actor but also lost the character’s authenticity.  This was all because I wanted to prove them wrong – that I could be an actor – it became about gaining human praise and it came at a cost of losing my authenticity and truth.  Had I known God and the truth in my 20s, I am sure I would have had a different outlook.  I would have known that I am already seen and heard and there is no need to fight for human praise because I already have the greatest audience members praise and approval.

But, now, I am so thankful to have this knowledge because I know I am writing from a place of authenticity and wholeness.  It is not from a deficit to prove myself, nor is it for human praise but to honor and clearly represent God’s voice.  And my dear reader, I am so grateful that I can also pass this knowledge onto you. Whatever you may be fighting to prove – know that you already are seen and heard – all you need to do is stand and deliver and God will do the rest.  Stand and deliver and God will do the rest.

I can assure you; it is so much harder and challenging to deliver a message that is confronting and convicting – because no one likes to be told that their works are evil.  And I can understand why ‘prophets’ may ‘lie’ or deliver messages they think the people want to hear because it is easier and they will gain approval from people.  It takes strength at the best of times to listen and respond the prompting of the Holy Spirit and more when faced with a difficult word.

Jeremiah says that priests and prophets lie.  The understanding I am given for this, is that it is saying that even priests and prophets – people of God are also susceptible to the ways of the world and falling or wandering off God’s path.  Priest set their own rules and regulations and forget that God is the higher authority. They may get caught in the system of policies and procedures.  They may delight in the power; money and status that comes with the title and consequently hunger for more; thus, forgetting the commands of God; to love God and to love others.

These commands don’t just apply to ‘priest’ but to all of God’s people.  These commands are mentioned in Deuteronomy 6 and in John when Jesus gives us the new commandments.  Firstly, we are called to love God with all our heart and with all our soul and strength.  And Jesus says: ‘a new commandment I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another’ (John 13: 34-35 NIV).

How do we love God with all our heart, soul, and strength?  Firstly, we need to do this by knowing Jesus – as he says: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one can come to the father, except through me.” (John 14:6 NIV) I have discovered, Christianity is so much more than a religion it is a relationship.  It’s about knowing Jesus and being in relationship with him.  To grow in relationship and in love takes work like with any other relationship.  It is also about forming a meaningful connection that is unique to you.  No one relationship will ever be the same, so what works for me – may not work for you – so it is about finding what works for you and allowing it to come from a place of authenticity.  Your authenticity and truth. I’ll tell you where I started, for me it came from delving into God’s word, participating in prayer and worship – that’s the foundation.  Now, I am not strict on what I read – I like to keep it open – I never want to feel that reading and engaging with God is a chore.

Anyway, when I was in my 20s, I knew this girl who was Christian and I can remember her telling me, she would say: ‘ok, God what have you got for me today?’ and she would open up the bible randomly and read from there.  I can also remember her saying at times it would speak directly into her situation.  So, I took this on board too because I like the freedom in it and like my friend, I often found it spoke into my situation or spoke to me in a way that only my spirit understands. (I can’t explain it other than that – and hope that it makes sense.)

I need to be honest here, for me worship – for a long time was something that just happened in church.  To me, they were just a series of songs we had to sing before the service.  I didn’t really understand why we sang songs – and perhaps it was because I didn’t actually know Jesus at that time.  I thought I knew God and I said I believed in Jesus, but I didn’t truly know him.  I didn’t know his full character; the extent of his grace and love for us.  It was not until I came to know Jesus that it all changed for me and I understood why we worship.  If I am honest, I am not a singer at all.  Not even a little bit.  You don’t need to worry about me being a triple threat from an actor’s perspective – because if you can sing – well, darling, the floor is yours.  So, what do I do?  I sing quietly in a crowd at church.  (That’s if I can get the words out because more often than not – tears are streaming down my face.  The tears aren’t connected to a saddness as such but it’s the Holy Spirit connecting with me on a deeper level.) At home, I listen through headphones, although it is not a passive listening – it is active.  I close my eyes and I sing my heart out within my thoughts – and it has been in these moments where I have had such strong and vivid visions too.  We can sing to the Lord loudly, quietly or in our minds – it doesn’t matters how we do it.  What truly matters is that it comes from our heart, from a place of absolute authenticity.  And a place of knowing and experiencing Jesus and his greatness.

Prayer for me, for a long time was one sided, it was a monologue of requests. And, in truth, sometimes it still is because I do not always have the time to sit still in his presence, wait and allow him to speak to me.  If I am honest, being able to hear and recognize the voice of God was a game-changer for me.  I mean a really big game changer – it went from Christianity being a dry religious thing, set around strict rules and regulations (or so I thought), to being a rich, personal and enlightening experience.  It was everything and more, and it was everything that  I had always been looking for.  And I can tell you, in my twenties I was looking for God, but I didn’t even know it was Him I was looking for.  In truth, I dabbled in tarot cards because there came times when I wanted ‘spiritual’, ‘earthly’, ‘universal’ – whatever you want to call it – guidance.  I wanted guidance when I did not know what I was doing.  Pure and simple.  What I didn’t know and didn’t know for a very long time, was that you can have that spiritual guidance from God – from Jesus and the Holy Spirit – for he will guide you into all the truth.  So, for me, discovering that Christianity could be spiritual, rich (in a fulfilling sense) and personal was a massive game changer for me.  For me, the personal connection deepened in discovering God’s presence and voice through writing.

In my twenties – all I wanted was to be an actor (as you know) and a writer, but I was one of many that received many set-backs.  I gave up on acting and persevered with writing.  When I became pregnant with my son – I lost all confidence in… well, everything and I stopped writing.  I tried here and there but it all felt mediocre, so I left it dead in a folio of half-finished work.  But God knew or knows my heart and better than I do – what I thought was dead was not dead at all, but was waiting to be brought back to life by the hand of Jesus.  And by God did He bring it back to life.  (Can I say that? I hope I haven’t offended anyone – I don’t even know if that’s considered a curse word or not!! Sorry.)

So, my personal connection is through writing.  I have recently taken to writing prayers down, rather than saying them out loud or in my head.  I find this is a great way to stay focused.  If I am speaking a prayer, at times I can get stuck on finding the right words. Or if thinking the prayer, and if I am tired – I can get distracted easily and suddenly I find myself thinking about what to cook for dinner or a conversation that I could have but never have with someone.  And then suddenly remember I am meant to be praying – I awkwardly laugh to myself and apologize.  But He is ok with it too – there’s no condemnation in Jesus. What he wants, more than anything, is an authentic connection that comes from our heart… and that connection may come from your art – whatever form that comes in.

This morning (24/04/2019) a thought came to me as I was waking – what if you lost your ability to write, how would you connect with God?  In truth, I pray this never happens in the name of Jesus.  But if I suddenly was unable to write, I know the basic foundation – I could still pray in thoughts or speech, I could still read or listen to recording of God’s word, and I could still worship even if it’s still through my head phones singing loudly in my thoughts.  Even if I lost my ability to write I could still go back to the foundation of what I know.  And really, nothing can take my faith away, nor separate me from the love of God.  So, it’s through prayer, god’s word and worship that enables us to develop a relationship with God through Jesus – and He will work with our strengths to make the relationship personal.

So, back to Jeremiah’s word and the context of the world now.  More than anything – all God wants is for the world to turn around, to admit you have messed up and that you need him – we have all messed up and we all need him.  The world is like a rebellious teenager that has gone off on a path of self-discovery but has got lost down a path of self-destructive behavior.  Our heavenly father wants you to come home – come home, he wants you to come home and more than that – He wants your heart – all of your heart.

Everyday Lord, I choose you – and every day I give you my heart, my mind and my soul – and I pray in Jesus name that you may fill me with everything that is good, that can only come from you.  I pray in Jesus name that you may work through me – work through my hands to help those you place in my path that need your help.  I submit myself to you.  We thank you for first loving us, for loving us in all our brokenness and for holding no record of our wrongs.  We praise you and love you first above all worldly possessions – and we acknowledge that all we have comes from you and more than that – all we have is more than enough.  Thank you – thank you – you deserve the highest praise – the highest of highest praise – thank you Lord.

My heart is yours.





Author: Elizabeth New

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Part 4a – An important side note with a prophetic calling.

Part 4 a

An important side note with a prophetic calling


…. If I may take a moment, for a moment of truth.  I found it hard – very difficult to write this word.  I found it confronting to say the least.  In truth, I would much rather deliver a word on peace and love and everything in between – but clearly God had something else He wanted to say, and I am trying really hard to be obedient to what He wants said.  I wish I could I transfer this feeling to you, so you could experience how knotted up my stomach and heart feels right now.  So, I started writing this on the 23rd of March and it’s now the 29th and… (and returned to again on 11th April and everyday up to 23rd April)…

Again, moment of truth, I had been putting off writing this because I knew it was going to be confronting.  It’s confronting for me – so I can only imagine how confronting it would be for others too. But, shout out – to our Heavenly Father who has been incredibly patient with me and helping me to work through this.  He has dealt with all my insecurities and concerns.

To God, I submitted to him in prayer, that I didn’t feel comfortable writing what I was writing.  I thought, ‘why would anyone take me seriously?  I literally feel like a nobody.  I am not a well-seasoned nor a mature Christian in terms of experience and knowledge.  I didn’t grow up in a Christian household nor have I taken any theology classes. In truth, I have been Christian for coming up to 6 years, (and all the years leading up to that point, I was pursued by God – by Jesus.  But that’s another story for another day.) But, in this moment, I feel young in my Christian walk.  And wondered: ‘what if what I am writing is incorrect – because I am so young – I wouldn’t know.’  But, He is a good God – a good patient God and as I was praying and presenting these concerns, the Holy Spirit pushed Jeremiah to the forefront of my mind.  After praying, I look up Jeremiah and found this:

 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.  Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (Jeremiah 1:4-9 NIV).

My brain may have had a mini-explosion or jaw drop or something of the likes in reading this.  An appointed prophet… I don’t know if this is me… are you sure God – you’re picking me – a single parent – and well, you know my background – you know how lost I was in my 20s… ‘And that is exactly why I have picked you.  Just like I picked Saul, I knew his brutal past and reputation as the Christian persecutor, but I had plans for him and it wasn’t until He had an encounter with me.  This encounter started the change in his heart. I knew once he knew me, he would be faithful to me.  Just as I know this with you – you are done with your past.  It is finished. You are not the girl you used to be, and you are still evolving… I know you see the world differently – you’re understanding of the world is different – and yes, that is why I have picked you…the world needs your voice…

Dear reader, know this applies to you too… But I know it’s not my voice they need, it is the voice of God they need – it is the voice of Jesus that the world needs.  If I need to be a vessel for that voice, then so be it.  This is not the first time something like this has popped up.  About a year ago, I had this dream… (I’ll come back to that dream.)  As I was looking for the journal entry, I found a previous entry which I am going to include here and follow through into the dream entry. (FYI – this might be long, so dear reader – ensure you are comfortable, and you have a beverage of choice at hand and maybe some snacks if so desired.)



This morning I felt an overwhelming sense of ease and peace – especially in knowing that I have a hectic week ahead with multiple assignments due with varied word counts – the most being 2,000 words.

The words that popped into my head was:  God’s peace is upon you.  And again, I felt the urge to write.  To say, write:  God’s peace is upon you – he will provide the words you need.  He will guide you to relevant information.  He will provide the words you need – rest in his peace – fear not, dear one, fear not – his peace is with you.

Stand strong in his peace – stand strong in his peace.  If you need it be reminded, ask and you shall receive.  I pray, if you need God’s peace, I pray his peace may descend upon you – the golden light that is him – may it descend from above and penetrate every inch of your soul, your being.  I pray that his peace wipes out any anxiety infiltrated by the enemy – wipe out anxiety and replace it with loving peace – pouring it in until it overflows.  I pray with peace – that you may spread the peace – ‘spread the peace you have from me, in me…’  Spread the peace – I pray these words find you  – and ease your racing mind and heart – be still dear one, stand firm – take delight in the transcending golden shower of light and peace – may this peace wash over you and cleanse your soul.  Be reminded: “my peace is with you and I am near – in fact, I am right here – on your right side.”

Upon this I envisioned a Man sitting upon my right side – hands placed between his knees – leaning in to whisper these words to me.  Take note: I as my earthly self, – I am not the author of these words.  I write them but they are not my own.  I am the messenger.  I am the messenger.  I am the messenger – these words came from above – guided by the Holy Spirit, the Father and Jesus himself.  Our ever-present Lord.  Some will believe in faith and others will question, doubt and not believe.  As myself, – I have been told not to take this rejection personally.  The problem lies with the person as their heart may not be open and receptive to “Me” – as in our Lord, Father and Jesus.  I am told: “their rejection lies with Me – rejecting Father God and Jesus.  Their rejection is towards Me (See Luke 10:16) – not you or your words.  You’re the messenger.  And I say, do not shoot the messenger.” And: “Do not warp or take these words out of context – for it will marr God’s word, message – know these words come in peace, they come in truth, they come in true love.  They are true, they are from above – they are from above – from above – they descend upon the writer – and she scribes to allow these words and messages to reach others.  Reach those who are yet to return to God and reach those who are already in love with God.  These words are to encourage and strengthen your faith – to be duly reminded that the great I AM is an ever-present entity.  Never leaving your side – always present.”

Again, as I myself wrote those words I had a vision of a man – Jesus – in the same sitting position, hands between his knees – leaning in to share these words with me.  It made me smile to be shown that image as I write.  I know He’s here, guiding me as I write – it’s such a beautiful thing to be shown these images. (For him to reveal himself to me.)  Thank you Lord, thank you for these words – thank you for these images – thank you for giving me the ears to hear, the eyes to see – thank you for being an ever present and loving God – you are beautiful and worthy of all the glory.  Thank you, Lord, thank you – we praise you with a peaceful and joyful heart – you deserve all the glory.  Thank you, thank you Jesus for your love – for your guidance and undying love – for this you are beautiful and deserve all the glory.  All the glory – we give it back to you – with all the love you pour into us.  So much love, so much peace – so much faith.

I pray these words find you in peace.  I pray it builds and strengthens your faith.  I pray that the Father gives you ears to hear and gives you eyes to see and softens your heart to enable you to receive truth, peace and faith.  I pray you find joy in these words; in knowing God is ever present.  I pray you seek the truth in the original word, the bible – and pray you find the answers you seek.  In Jesus name I pray, amen.



I had a dream, or it was that a word came to me – in between wake/sleep.  It was to ‘feed the lamb of God.’  As myself, I’m not entirely sure what this means but no doubt the meaning will be revealed in due course.  I had almost forgotten the exact wording of what I had been told – so felt I should write this down before it is completely forgotten.

I pray for ears to listen, eyes to see and a heart to receive and understand.  I pray I may be given words and understanding to decipher the message.  In Jesus name I pray, amen.

It just dropped into my head to search bible for references on feeding lamb of God.  I shall do this when I have a free moment outside of uni work.  Thank you.   Just wanted to record these things before they allude me and are forgotten. – Thank you for delivering these words to me.


7:30am 29/4/2019

I know a man who once said whenever he received a prophetic dream – he would receive the meaning in a follow-up dream.  This very thing happened to me this morning.

Last night I set my alarm for 5 am as I needed to get to uni early to finish a 2,000-word assignment – which is where I am now.  I snoozed my alarm at 5am as the prospect of getting up and out of my warm bed was not appealing.  In that snooze time I was given the answer to yesterdays dream and question on meaning – which then lead into a dream – which I will describe shortly.

So, yesterday I was told to feed the lamb of God.  I took on the literal meaning and wondered, ‘how am I going to feed Jesus?’ (Yeah, I can be that basic sometimes!)  But this morning it came to me as meaning God’s people are the lamb – they’re his children – and by feeding them – bread is often referred to have spiritual connotation – so this means feeding God’s word to his lambs – so that their spirit and soul may be nourished and that they may come to know him (more).  To be their shepherd and lead them back to God.  To be the bright star or light house that shines and leads people back to God, to know his love, his glory, his greatness and that all things are possible through God.

I’m so glad and grateful that God was able to provide an answer to my question and a sequel to my dream.  But, in that time that I snoozed my alarm – in the span of half an hour I had a vivid dream.

I was either in a hotel or a hospital, I was meant to be visiting a mentor (nurse) who was ill – had heart troubles and was recovering in ICU – intensive care unit.  At one point I thought I could hear planes flying overhead.  Someone said there was a bombing about to happen.  Instilled with fear we ran to the closest computer/tv – turned it on – we saw a line of houses – they were old federation style homes – conjoined – there was three of them together.  They were large, beautiful – a dark emerald green – their rooves seemed to merge, they were a shiny black – they glistened like solar panels.

We heard, then, saw fighter planes with target bull nose on front.  They bombed the line of houses – repetitively – they collapsed and crumbled – in the process the planes detonated themselves, exploding and killing themselves (the pilots) in the process.  The screen went to black and we continued-on in the hotel/hospital.  Fear lingered in the background.  I saw a mother of from India fixing her child a meal – a toasted something in the grill part of the oven.  Her child waited patiently for his food to be provided by his mother.  From there something led me to head towards the exit of the building – where I started to wake, and I was left with these words: thou shalt not kill.  Those words of Moses echoed throughout my mind – thou shalt not kill – thou shalt not kill.

I was rattled by these words and by the dream – it was or is prophetic – it came from God – but I don’t think it is about what is to come – it is more about what is happening.  The world is full of pockets of darkness with people killing one another – whether it is in the literal physical sense – or the other sense – through our words or non-violent behavior – such as excluding others – ostracizing a person – this exclusion in essence is a form of killing – it crushes a persons soul and spirit for life.

The words – thou shalt not kill goes further and deeper than the literal meaning of the command (in context with the dream).  The dream is not a comment on other religions and conflict between Christianity and other religions.  It’s about God’s people in the broadest sense – it’s about all of God’s people in this broken world.  Thou shalt not kill is a plea to the people of the world to stop.  For God grieves with those that experience grief connected to these killings.  His heart breaks, He sheds those tears, He cries with you in anguish.  This was not the world He intended to create – seeing the worldly struggles breaks His heart – He screams with you in this loss.

Thou shalt not kill – is a plea to stop.  We were not and cannot walk through this world alone as it creates a messing and chaotic world.  Take this plea – hear it  – and see your way is not the way.  Do not rest in your own judgement and decisions.  Jesus is the way – acting in love and peace is the way – it is transformative.  God will guide you – rest your trust in God, follow the teachings of Jesus, be guided by the Holy Spirit – include others.

Take note: this is not an attack on many other religions of the world.  This is a broad plea to the people of the world to stop killing.  It is not the answer, it does not solve a problem – if anything it makes the situation worse – it increases grief, pain , hatred – it is like ammunition to a fire – it feeds the beast – making him stronger.  The beast roars and people quiver with fear and re-act in fear and hatred which continues to feed the Beast.  His roar is out of proportion to his power – know this – his roar is out of proportion – his roar is out of proportion.  Fear and hatred distorts his power – in fact, may it be known, he is in fact powerless.  He slithers upon the ground – he may contain venom and may be poisonous – his poison and venom can lead to death, but his poison can be counteracted with anti-venom – thus restoring life.  The snake that is the beast it in stills fear – but he can be trampled on – he can be overcome with caution.  Life can be returned to the one who is bitten by the deadly snake.  Life can be returned to those who have been bitten by the snake.  The beast can be overcome, he is powerless – the snake will be trodden on and die.  He is powerless, he will be powerless.  The glory does not belong to the beast.  The glory belongs to God, to Jesus – for He overcame death – he is triumphant – he overcame the bite of the snake.  He overcame the bite of the snake; he rose above it all and he will come back again.  He will – he is triumphant – the trumpets will sound, and He will return to you – that is, not just in Spirit.  He is with you now in spirit.

As I write these words, I feel immense peace – which highlights the fact He is here with me and again always in spirit.  The word’s, ‘Gods peace is upon you’ – keeps entering my mind.  I pray, as you read these words that you too feel God’s peace upon you.  I pray his peace fills every corner of your soul and spirit – that it fills to overflowing.  I pray this peace is carried forward with you and into the lives of others.  In all you do – act in love and peace.  I pray these words seek your heart and pray it transforms your heart and continues to transform your heart – so you may carry your actions with love and peace.  In Jesus name I pray, amen. Xx.

Go in love and peace – may your day be blessed and may you be a blessing unto others. Xx.


A year ago, I was aware that I was being called into a messenger role.  I had actually forgotten that I had written these entries – although the Holy Spirit reminded me of this dream and wanted me to include it somewhere in here – and there it is.  I was also shown the chapter at the end of gospel of John where Jesus returns to Peter after he had denied Jesus three times.  He says to him to feed his lambs, to feed his sheep and to follow him if he loves him.  Following Jesus and feeding God’s people was the calling he had on his life.

A year ago, the calling was there and preparing me although I had forgotten this calling.  In reading the words of Jeremiah, I was reminded of this calling, but in my flesh, I can see these are big shoes to fill and I don’t know if I have got it in me to do it.  The title is scary, although an honor to think that I could be trusted like this.  But if I am going to be in this, I am not in it for the title or prestige and I know it’s not something that has solely been reserved for me.

In Acts, it says,

“‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.
’ (Acts 2:17-21 NIV)



For you can all prophesy in turn that everyone may be instructed and encouraged’ (1 Corinthians 14:31 NIV).

So, this prophetic calling applies to you too – all you need is to be willing.



Jeremiah said,

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (
Jeremiah 1:4-5)

This may have been a personal word from God to Jeremiah at the time.  But the words were written in the bible to be read by many.  It is intended for all the eyes of the world, in all languages of the world. Therefore, this word applies to the eyes of many that read it and those that it connects with.  The words above connected with me – like an arrow straight to my spirit.   Also, God directly responded to my worries and concerns specific to being ‘too young’. In saying – …“Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.  Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

This may have spoken directly into my situation but in this, I say, if it connects to you in only a way you can understand, then it applies to you too.  You can be and are an appointed prophet too, all you need is to be willing and He will open your eyes to the rest.  In truth, I could very easily say this is too scary, I can’t do this – or I could listen to my feelings of discomfort and step back from writing this all together.  But what would that achieve, I mean really?  How does it benefit the world if I were to step back?  It wouldn’t be of any benefit – the world would still be searching and fumbling through the darkness.  But if I could be another person that can turn the light on in the darkness – then I would gladly do it at the expense of my comfort.




Author: ELizabeth New

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Part 3 of 6 – Not knowing and coming to know Jesus

Part 3

Not knowing Jesus and coming into knowing.

            … Something else that stands out to me, is that the man with the mat didn’t know who healed him.  In fact, the scripture said, ‘he had no idea who it was’ (John 5:13 NIV) but Jesus was with him in the flesh and spoke life into his broken body and he slipped away without the man knowing who he was.  This makes me question  – how many people are there in the world right now, who are being healed without realizing that it is Jesus that is healing them and giving them another chance?  Jesus is with them right now working through doctors, nurses, paramedics – healing is happening, and people are walking away thanking clinicians without realizing that Jesus is with them, because like in the scriptures, Jesus disappears into the crowd.

Although, he will reappear again.

Jesus found the healed man in the temple; he came to him – he came to where he was and said – ‘see you are well again’.  You will be made well again.  The world will be made well again… although there are conditions to this – simply he says, ‘stop sinning or something worse will happen.’

The global pandemic is a plea to the world to stop sinning….




Author: ELizabeth New

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