‘Within Me’

‘…This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed….’—Luke 2:25-35

 Within Me
blessed is He† within me
for another child will be born
one to be consecrated by God†
to help those in harm
‒for His† first born came
His† spirit remains
in truth...for all's salvation
He's† building His† army
seeds planted to save
His† love spreads
pulling all who answers
from the dead
His† good shepherd will come
against all odds
bring true love in sum
opening wide
the gates of the kingdom
‒with his gentle seed
he'll plant the helper
the one who'll come
to empower His† church
stripping evil of its game
‒for Jesus'† spirit
in him...will remain
the good shepherd
will join his wife
‒a marriage in God's† eyes
paving the way‒
together...a boy and a girl
born to an aged mother
who's granted favor
by the holy Father†
who'll be guided
by Jesus the Savior†
born will be a family
to aid...fight the enemy
‒no evil...with them
will take company
‒for Jesus'† hand
will wrap them in holy
blessed will come
this new birth
extending Jesus'† hand
healing the broken
fighting the enemy
as God† begins the journey
‒calling some home
then deciding the inheritance‒
only His† tribes to share
holy, holy the almighty Lord†
embraces what's to come
growing His† kingdom
spreading love
through a sum
‒the good shepherd
made from a sinner
paving the way
‒his seed's coming to say
'two gates are opened'
then he'll help the way
for those choosing
Jesus' Way

Note: The photograph that accompanies this work was taken December 10th. The baby is at the left bottom of frame. This is just one of the babies God has put in the sky for me to photograph.

(December 25, 2019)―This morning I opened my Bible to Acts then closed it. With tears in my eyes, I asked God my usual question, ‘What do You want me to write about?’ But I added this: ‘Since I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life.’ I opened my Bible again and the Scripture pertaining to John the Baptist and Jesus’ birth. This is no accident.

I read through it, then ‘Within Me’ bled on the page. I write what I hear. I know I head this clear. God has been showing me a baby for a while now. This baby is not Jesus. Go look under God’s Mercy. He has put a baby in the sky several times. No, I’m not pregnant. I don’t even have a boyfriend. It is still clear that God is pointing this out to us. There are things that are being revealed to me that I cannot tell yet, but I will eventually.

When? Is this all really going to happen? I know God. Yes, it will happen. When? I’m not God. His time is not ours. I am His messenger. I write what He tells me. I don’t doubt that it is Him and Jesus that I talk to, although I question it all the time. God is in charge. He can make us hear what He wants us to hear. He can make us see what He wants us to see. So, no matter who is talking to me, it still is God. For He is in control! I fear God. Whatever He wants from me, He gets. If you don’t live your life this way, then you should question why.

He sent the words in ‘Within Me’ this morning, the day we celebrate His Son’s birth, for a reason. He directed me to this Scripture to tell me, ‘Yes, Karen, it is I you are talking to.’

The Births of Jesus and John the Baptist

John’s Birth ForetoldIn the time of Herod kind of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly. But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angels said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth! Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous―to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.’—Luke 1:5-17 (Ca 6-4 B.C.)

NOTES: I’m told that this is how God use to communicate, that and sending dreams and visions. I say use to because after Jesus resurrected, we all gained access to the Holy Spirit, so God doesn’t need to use angels like this anymore. He opened up a beltway of sorts. It’s not automatic. We all have to learn the way…to access the Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is upon you, you will know. He makes you feel totally like a child inside or He will make you cry, feeling so sorrowful and sad or so overjoyed that you just can’t contain it. Anything else, it is NOT the Holy Spirit and people are lying to you. Hearing God through the Holy Spirit is a very trying thing. It’s a huge test of faith. ‘Did I hear that?’ I ask out loud when it happens. When I hear, ‘It is I’, I’m overwhelmed. Why would God speak to me? As He says, He speaks to everyone who seeks Him. They just don’t hear.

Zechariah Made SpeechlessZechariah asked the angel, ‘How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.’ The angel answered, ‘I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time.’ Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak. When his time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife, Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. ‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days, He has shown His favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.’—Luke 1:18-25

NOTES: I’ve been writing about all the Scripture that God has revealed to me that shows that all those He has spoken to needed proof that it was Him. We are humans and we are weak. Who God truly is frightens us. At least, those of us who truly understand that God is in control of everything, so we must question everything. I say this because if God wants to use us for the other side, He will. I know this. I fully understand this. This frightens me the most. So, I ask all the time. I do challenge. I know He doesn’t appreciate this very much, but He forgives me for I’m just a human. As Gabriel says above: because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time.’ …God has said things to me that will happen. I know God’s Will will be done when He decides it will be done. This I can’t control. All I know is what He has told me. I’ve written letters that He told me to write and dated them as instructed. I’ve written down and dated everything that’s been told to me that will happen. There’s things that I haven’t made public and cannot until it is time. I believe God’s words, but I can’t fathom them. What He says will happen, just in my personal life, is inconceivable to me. He says: Trust. I say: I’m still alone. He says: Patience.

I’m beginning to see that He will keep me sad until this happens because I can’t bring myself to believe in what He says will happen. This is how I truly feel and as I was editing the above paragraph, these thoughts went through my head. ‘Write that down,’ I heard. So, I’m writing it.

Mary Told of ConceptionIn the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you. Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end.’ ‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.’ ‘I am the Lord’s servant, ‘Mary answered. ‘May it be me as you have said.’ Then the angel left her.—Luke 1:26-38 (Nazareth)

NOTES: Jesus is the one who told me I had gained favor with God. Can you imagine hearing something like that? There is so much that we see and hear. For nothing is impossible with God. I’ve witnessed the impossible before. I know what God can do. And they have shown me why I have my doubts in what He’s told me. I understand it and this makes me cry because I feel as if I’m weak in my faith. I’m told I’m not. In today’s world, with all that is out there, it is so very hard to trust in anything. Remember the clowns that kept appearing all over social media during the United States Presidential election? That wasn’t real. That was fake. I’m a journalist. I know what people can do with pictures and film. I ask all the time, ‘How are they going to believe what You are sending me?’ He says: ‘They will.’

He’s is showing us all again by sending me to this Scripture today that He is, and everything that He is sending me is from Him. Today, the celebrated day of the birth of His son. I see how remarkable this is and still my doubts linger. So, I can’t blame you for yours. Mary had to see Elizabeth for herself in order to truly believe. And she was the mother of Jesus the Christ! Zechariah needed proof, too. So, God sealed his mouth. I need proof as well. Part of that proof is after crying and crying and swearing I wouldn’t write anymore, He puts it in my heart to continue…continue on faith alone…even when no one is reading this, even when on Christmas Day I am alone.

Mary Visits ElizabethAt the time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!’—Luke 1:39-45 (A city of Judah)

NOTES: To have something happen to you like this, how would you respond? In today’s world, they would want to pillage you by probing you with medical instruments and x-rays. They would turn you into a media circus because the unexplained sells newspapers. They would treat you like a clown on a stick. ‘The Next Big Story!’ Is all they want to see. I was shown a vision of this this year, but I was shown dreams of this before. I wrote those in Books 1 and 2. This isn’t anything new to me. What is new is what ‘Within Me’ is about. I believe it is possible. I do. To see it in my life time, I have a hard time accepting it.

Mary Praises GodAnd Mary said: ‘My soul glorified the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me―holy is His name. His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as He said to our fathers.’ Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.—Luke 1:46-56

NOTES: How do we know if we are humble? It took a lot to make me humble. What happened between Ron and I, that made me humble. Why? Because I felt the hand of God on me. I felt the Holy Spirit fight for me and for him. I saw salvation. Humble…your heart is mellow in such a way that tears easily come to your eyes. God is in charge. He is capable of anything. When He says something, He means it. We just have to allow the path to move and trust in it. From someone who’s experiencing such mercy from God and Jesus personally in a very profound way all by myself, I can say I can’t imagine how hard it is to just trust and not experience what I’m experiencing, but I can. I trusted before all this began to happen out loud. So I know it is possible for you. You have to be willing to release the traditions and teachings that are not correct. You have to be willing to think outside of the box. You have to be willing to open up your mind and heart to the possibilities that are beyond our understanding. These two women above did.

I grew up a Catholic. I took my seven sacraments. For my confirmation, I chose the name Elizabeth. Now, Jesus calls me Karen Elizabeth. Elizabeth: It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elizabeth is ‘God is my oath’. Can also mean ‘God’s promise’, ‘God’s satisfaction’ or ‘God’s perfection’. My legal name is Karen Elaine. Elaine derives from Elyana: The daughter of Job. It means ‘For she heard God speak.’

John The Baptist is BornWhen it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, but his mother spoke up and said, ‘No! He is to be called John.’ They said to her, ‘There is no one among your relatives who has that name.’ Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, ‘His name is John.’ Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, ‘What then is this child going to be?’ For the Lord’s hand was with him.—Luke 1:57-66

NOTES: How would you know if the Lord’s hand is with you or with a child? Would you recognize the Lord’s hand? In my experience, 50 years of it [51 in a couple of weeks], you wouldn’t. You would exploit anything remotely close to being of the Lord for the simple fact of money, status. Do you fear the Lord? You should. The Lord’s hand is mighty. His arm is vast and reaches every where. In the photographs on God’s Mercy, He uses the sun’s rays to show this. One day, you will know the truth. As for me, I will continue to write and do what He wants. His promise to me is very large…a very, very tall order to fill. Then you will know it is Him. Then you will know the strength it took to write all of this…because He told me so.

Zechariah ProphesiesHis father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: ‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come and has redeemed His people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David (as He said through His holy prophets of long ago), salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us―to show mercy to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant, the oath He swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies; and to enable us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for Him, to give His people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.’ And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel.—Luke 1:67-80

NOTES: and to enable us to serve Him without fear…It is hard to do this today. People shun you if you go against their chosen beliefs. Even if they are wrong. People do not question the shepherds that shepherd them. They take everything at face value. I ask: Have you read the Bible as a whole? Do you own a Bible? God has given a way for all to not need shepherds. Why are you so lazy?

Zechariah knew who Jesus would be. Jesus is the rising sun that came to save us from death: Sin. It is up to you to trust in Him. Getting into the kingdom isn’t easy. Haven’t you heard: Nothing good comes easy. Truth. Why would God want false hearts in His home? Would you?

Joseph Told of ConceptionThis is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had consider this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel’ [Isaiah 7:14]―which means, ‘God with us.’ When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a Son.—Matthew 1:18-25a

NOTES: If you had a dream such as this, would you heed to it? If Jesus came to you in a dream and told you to do something that was against what you believed in or against your pride, would you listen? If you were asked to give everything up to do something for Jesus, would you do it? Would you accept losing everything for something God wanted you to do? Would you set your pride aside and see the truth in what Jesus was asking? Could you?

*Jesus the Christ is BornIn those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the Baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.—Luke 2:1-7 (Bethlehem a. 5-3 B.C.)

NOTES: The humblest of beginnings. God is in charge. Everyone expected a king of royal standards of man. What they didn’t get and still don’t get is that true royalty: the Kingdom of God…has always been the humble, the sacrifice, the sad, the meek, the mild. God’s gold and silver, used as symbols in His book, is not of material origin. God’s gold and silver: the heart and mind of a human being. Trust. Patience. The heart. God sent His Son to help us all through the hard. We go through the hard because only the humble hearts inherit the kingdom. Everything happens for a reason.

Angels Proclaim BirthAnd there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a Baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.’—Luke 2:8-14

NOTES: Would you believe? He has sent me so much in the sky to photograph and bring back to you, to point out to you how He works and still you don’t respond to Him. So little is your faith as Jesus said in yesterday’s Scripture. I’m not preaching to you. I’m not a damn priest or anything close. I write for God. I reveal to YOU what He wants you to know. Not man. Where are all the good shepherds? I tell God that they won’t believe what He has sent. I tell Him that He will have to make a dramatic appearance in His way to show you that He is real, to show you that He means business. He said: ‘I know, Karen.’

Shepherds Visit BabyWhen the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen Him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about the Child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.—Luke 2:15-20

NOTES: ‘How will they know?’ I asked God many times. There is no one here, so how? He says: ‘They will.’ How would you see this? Would you question or just ignore it? I find it very hard to ignore the Lord. I wrote in a piece about a week ago that I had written a piece and didn’t want to publish it. So, I cooked this huge soup, which took me a while. After I cooked it and cleaned up, I still had not posted it. A glass jar I got from Europe came crashing down from the icebox and shattered into a million pieces. I was so mad. After I cleaned it up, I sat and pouted. Then guess what I did? I published the piece.

Jesus Circumcised and NamedOn the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise Him, He was named Jesus, the name the angel had given Him before He had been conceived.—Matthew 1:25b; Luke 2:21

NOTES: Remember this.

Jesus Presented in TempleWhen the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord’ [Exodus 13:2,12]), and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: ‘a pair of doves or two young pigeons’ [Lev. 12:8].—Luke 2:22-24 (Jerusalem)

NOTES: Remember this.

Simeon Expresses His JoyNow there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You now dismiss Your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to Your people Israel.’ The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about Him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother: ‘This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.’—Luke 2:25-35

NOTES: And so it was done.

*Anna The ProphetessThere was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the Child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.—Luke 2:36-38

NOTES: Remember this.

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