My child, discover yourself to Me. Show Me the hidden shadows of your heart. Let Me illuminate your dark treasures. Let Me touch your secret inward walls. You are My beloved temple:1 I love you, and I take utmost delight and joy in you.
“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.” —Psalm 24:7
Beloved, you have been in darkness for too long, and you have been in hiding for too many a night. Come, open yourself to Me, and I will shine My light upon the secret recesses of your soul. I love you, and I long for you with the deepest of desirings. You are My special treasure, and I have made you for My very own pleasure.2 Let Me delight in you.
Come, My beautiful child—redeemed by My very own blood,3 and given life by My very own name: the name of Jesus—and spend some precious time with Me. Let the cares of the day pass away, and let not your mind wander unto others.
Come, open to Me, My fruitful field. My vineyard, let Me plant in you My choicest vine. If you would but surrender, if you would but give up yourself, I would tend to you as My special garden. For I shall remove all the voiding stones from your fertile soil. I shall, with My holy hand, plunge into your soil and take hold of the null spaces—the rocks that inhibit your roots and fruitfulness—and take and cast these sins far from you.
I long to come into My garden, and plant, and water, and give a blessed increase. My soul loves your fruit. I want to make of you a very fruitful branch.4 I want to share and impart to you the goodness and fatness of My vine.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:” —John 15:1, 5
Join yourself unto Me, and abide in the true vine. I long to pass unto you My rapturous love and joy. In Me is total fulfillment, lo, even fruits of heavenly delight. Am I not the Master Gardener? Am I not the answering and fulfillment of all your deepest cries?
“Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.” —Song of Solomon 4:16
If you would but come, and allow Me to love, and allow Me to bless, no evil thing will I let invade your soul. Open to Me, make yourself vulnerable only to Me, and I will carefully and gently protect My delicate vine. I love your delicateness, and I will not bruise you. You are precious and soft, and I will protect you with My very own rugged walls. I will fence up My vineyard: My brazen walls shall encircle you, and My flinty and stony brow shall shield you from the enemy. Fear not, for I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.5
“My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, . . . and he looked that it should bring forth grapes,” —Isaiah 5:1–2
My treasure, when you dim the lights of this world, in this darkness I will come upon you. I will come unto you with My light, and I will change you unto My likeness.6 Open now your secret doors, and let the Gardener of your soul come in, and let Me work My good work in you. For I am only good, and I will only bless. Think not that I will spoil, but I will rather flourish. The more you give over to Me, the more you will have, and the more you shall be prospered in soul. Yet the more you keep back, and the more you take, the more you shall suffer need, and have lack.7
Beloved, I will bless you out of the riches of My storehouse. I will plant in you My good seed, springing forth into good fruit, only let Me into the secret garden of your heart, and shut not your door to Me. For the hidden parts of your heart, in your care, and under your watch, are corrupt.
Your garden’s soil was brought forth with Adam’s crooked seeds and stones already buried within.8 Your treasures have been brought forth already in decay. Your self-maintenance is but in vain while you do not allow Me access to restore. Can you not see this? You guard your heart so carefully, yet because it is kept in darkness you cannot see that it is defiled. Have you never lifted the latch to behold the treasures that you guard? Did you never pull back the rug and gaze upon the prizes you now keep?
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” —Proverbs 4:23
My love, how will you keep your treasures without Me? You are in darkness, and you know not what it is that you even guard. For that which you keep for yourself is corrupted: you guard spoiled treasure. Let Me both protect, and restore. That which is guarded by your own self is not safe: the enemy has already spoiled. As David has said, so it is with you: “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalm 51:5). Open only to Me, and trust not even your own self to such treasures. In your vulnerability to Me, I will beautify and illuminate your place, and purge out all iniquity.
I look upon your soil, and see the beauty of its potential. I look on your field, though now marred with rocks and weeds, and see a housing for My good seeds and roots. I see a wonderful place where I can abide and bless—where I can dwell and grow in you—shooting forth a fruitful vine unto My glory, and to your own joy. I will plant an incorruptible seed, and I will lovingly enfence you with a fortified wall, a bulwark.
Again I say, open to Me, My beloved, for at My hand is a thousand blessings, and joys forevermore.9 Entrust your hidden treasures to Me. Only I can clear out the evils that bewitch. Only I can cast out the stones, and pull out the weeds. If only you could see My plans for you! If you only knew My vehement love and desire toward you!
You are wounded, and you guard your heart with utmost care, yet look at what you guard: it has been wasted away—have you never looked? Let Me return, and let Me flourish you, My secret treasure. Let My light shine within your inner treasure-chest. You are My treasure: to caution is good, but to keep back even from Me is a sore and sad sin. Let Me in, and I will both restore, and protect. In Me only is safety. Give up, oh My love, give up to Me.
- 1 Corinthians 6:19
- Revelation 4:11
- 1 Peter 1:18-21
- John 15:7-8
- Genesis 15:1
- 2 Corinthians 3:18
- Proverbs 11:24-25
- Romans 5:12
- Psalm 16:11