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Proclaim Your Faith

2019
#20 Redemption & Expectancy
#19 Hebrews list 19 examples of people of faith.
“Proclaim your Faith”

Proclaim

  • a: to declare publicly, typically insistently, proudly, or defiantly and in either speech or writing : ANNOUNCE         
  • b: to give outward indication of : SHOW
  •  to declare or declare to be solemnly, officially, or formally
  • to praise or glorify openly or publicly

Romans 10:8b

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:

 

 

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He Frames our Future 2019

And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!”

Ephesians 3:8-10 Message

Unfolded Hearts Ministry has been a ministry in the hands of the Lord since day one, and it will forever remain under His care and transformation. For He has created, sustains, and shapes all things according to the frame of His purpose.
My gift(s), that He has graciously bestowed, have been to serve Him. While the ministry is small-scale, He is now bringing me to a broad place in 2019. [Ps 18:19]
I don’t feel I can expound fully here all the ways the Lord has been leading.
But I can share this: I will be taking a sabbatical.
In the words of Corrie Ten Boom,“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
Friend, I don’t find this troubling. However, it is a transition I’m adapting to.  I’ve stated over the years to family that UHM is not who I am, but what I do.
The gift(s) reside, I remain, In Christ-that is who I am!
I have strong faith and patience endurance as I’m assured that I will receive what God has fully promised!
The Lord led me to the above verse in Ephesians 3 which clued me in to some of the framing of how I will use my gift(s) to make His Name known in 2019.
I believe we are in the 11thhour of Christ’s return. This will be UHM’s 11thyear.
If we look at the current number ten, it biblically represents completion, divine order, nothing further is needed, the cycle is complete. The number 11 can indicate a time of transition or spiritual shift, of which I’m sensing to be true in my own life.
Many years ago the Lord called me a forerunner. Often the Lord uses things in my life outwardly for what is happening prophetically as a forward sign, such as my description of the numbers in the above paragraph or for intercession or as a living parable of what is happening in this hour.
The Lord shall preserve my going out and coming in, from this time forth and even forever more.
I have much to share, steward, speak forth, and write for the great honor of our Lord.
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Let me end with this significant and timely testimony from my Mom. Significant because early in the year, I was back in MI helping my Mom due to a fall she had. While in the house and sleeping in my childhood room, I had a dream. It was an angelic encounter, as the Lord was releasing eleven thousand angels for my families generational line. I found this odd, yet I knew it was divine. I shared it with my pastors who confirmed it bore witness with them. Again, notice the number 11. After I had this dream encounter, I now personally associate the #11 with the generations and generational blessings and believe it to be a part of the transition of faith in the Body of Christ.
The Lord has my heart and fully knows that I’ve asked for the generational blessings for years. He has begun to show me where I could find them. One is through my Mom’s salvation, which took place during the time of the Charismatic movement. This is huge as my mom became aware of the work of the Holy Spirit through this moment. If we take care of the generational curses, any familiar spirits who come to bring judgement, and all forms of witchcraft, we can partake of extensive generational blessings for our families. This subject deserves more time than I can devote here, however it must be mentioned. For further information consider reading, “Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose”, Third Edition by: Derek Prince.
Be encouraged as we look back in Ephesians 3 and throughout the entire Bible, were we find mention of generations.
We read in the latter verses Ephesians 3:20-2, Message translation:
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!”
Perhaps there’s a promise you too have been asking for!
Why a timely testimony? Timely, because it’s for such an hour (11th) as this!
John and I were in Michigan earlier this month and stayed with John’s parents.
We had planned to take my Mom on a special day trip to Frankenmuth, which is well known and traveled to by many for the holidays. (If you’re curious you can Google it.) She used to go every year and I thought it would be a nice time for her to reminisce and enjoy all that it offers, including a famous chicken dinner at Bavarian Inn and also Bonner’s world’s largest CHRISTmas gift shop.
The day we arrived in MI, she was not feeling well. In fact, she had missed a doctor’s appointment the day before. She missed getting her hair done too, and if you don’t already know, for a 90year old woman making it to the hairdresser is at the top of the list!
I was a little concerned as she had a surplus of excuses as to why she probably wasn’t going to make the upcoming trip to Frankenmuth. I kept telling her that it’s OK because we’re not going to decide right now. The night before our day trip we got all her items ready and laid out her clothes, keeping it simple for her in the morning to get ready. Our trip was planned for Sunday day 5 into our visit. My mom told me she would call if she wasn’t feeling well. Sunday morning arrived and all was going well; it was a beautiful sunny and crisp day. My phone rang and I could see it was my Mom calling. John noticed too, nodding his head in doubt, certain she was calling to cancel.
I answered the call, hearing “good morning,” and was greeted by a strong and excited voice: “I just want to confirm what time you’re picking me up?” she asked. When the call ended, I told John that she’s excited to be going!
It wasn’t until we sat down for dinner that she shared with us what God had done for her that very morning. Tearfully she stated, “I want to say something. This morning I was watching TV (church) and I said to myself, I don’t want to just listen to what I think I want to hear in my own ears.”
I thought to myself that’s a mature statement- I’m listening.
She continued, “So, I turned the channel.”
It occurred to me, she was searching for God’s voice.
Mom proceeded “and would you know,” as she fought back more tears, “the Priest said, you’re going to get well. You might not think you were going to feel better, but you are. In fact, other people have been telling you you’re probably not going to be well!”
She cleared her throat and said, “do you know when I heard those words I said, OH MY GOD, You are speaking directly to me. I could feel those words inside of me. I knew He was speaking to me!”
This is amazing and it is all I could think then and now. Had I known this is what she was going to share, I would have voice-recorded her.
My mom doesn’t usually talk like this, my friend. We are in a spiritual shift. A transition in time is upon us. We will receive our generational blessings by faith.
Faith has action. Faith has sustenance. Faith has evidence.
What, where, or whom are you putting your faith in?
Let us learn from the One who was sent on our behalf, Jesus, and those exhibiting the finest of faith, as found in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews.
By Faith We Understand
Hebrews 11:1-3
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Other subtitles of Hebrews Chapter 11
Faith at the Dawn of History
Faithful Abraham
The Heavenly Hope
The Faith of the Patriarchs
The Faith of Moses
By Faith They Overcame
Hebrew 11:9
By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
In His watchful care,
Deborah Somjak
Unfolded Hearts Ministry

Merry Christmas, may peace, joy & love dwell in your hearts and homes.

 

To You Who Believe

written during a time inquiring of the Lord about petitions

 

You have personal petitions for yourself held in your heart,

You may speak these forth and present them in request to me.

I love you, you are important to me.

Share those things which are in your heart. Yes, I see them and I know them. You don’t have to lock your request and personal petitions away from your lips before me.

They are not prideful or selfish. 

It is my desire you cast the whole of your heart on me. 

You show me you trust me, rely and depend on me with these things, 

All things, not just burdens and cares, bring me your desires.

I will make a way and lead you in the delight of your heart.

1 John 5:14-15 TLB

And we are sure of this, that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we really know he is listening when we talk to him and make our requests, then we can be sure that he will answer us.

Look for Increase & Acceleration in 2018

DREAMS: On time, every time!

Daniel 1:17
God gave them knowledge and skill in all kinds of literature and wisdom; Daniel also understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
I adore Max Lucado. In fact I’ve read so many of his books and devotions over the years that I used to refer to him as my home pastor. It was because of my love for Max that my dear sister in law purchased a Max Lucado Bible for my birthday. I love it! I was taking a financial class soon after and every verse we covered in the financial class I circled in my new Bible.
John, my husband, is a pinnacle part of this story. Well, next to Jesus that is. John is one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. His mother tells a story that when he was a child on the playground he would constantly bring new children to her and say, “meet my new friend.” John is also an avid hunter and fisherman. He will spend every last free moment thinking, preparing, or inviting others to join him in either of these two sports. It’s OK too if you’ve never fished or hunted. He will eagerly train you along the way; your interest is incentive enough to impart the skills, as far as he sees it.
This story starts a few years back during the fall season John was preparing for the hunting season and stopped off at the local sporting goods store. While in the shotgun shell aisle a gentleman ask him a question regarding the merchandise. John lit up with enthusiasm as they shared about sports. John helped him greatly according to Bert (that was his name) so he thanked him. Bert thought John worked at the sporting goods store. We all laugh about that, now. There’s one other thing I forgot to mention John’s known for: being a fisher of men, with effective evangelism! He invited Bert to church and both Bert and his wife Wendy attended. Bert received his salvation. Big God, small world.
From the time John met Bert in-between him coming to church, I had a dream.
In this dream, I had my Max Lucado Bible. I was standing at the back of the church next to the sound booth holding the Bible in hand with both arms folded close to my chest. In the dream, Bert had been baptized that day. People gathered around hugging and congratulating him for his decision as well as welcoming him to the family of faith. I felt the silent unction as only the Holy Spirit could, to give Bert the Bible as a baptism gift. I recall initially thinking, “Ugh! My Max Lucado Bible?” I wanted to pretend I didn’t hear that, right? I recently received it only a few months ago and I wasn’t certain if my sister in law would be upset if she found out I gave it away. Yet, I felt the heart of God towards Bert. I couldn’t reject the unction. These were my thoughts and feelings in my dream.
It was a clear and vivid dream.
A few months later, John informed me that Bert had made a decision to be baptized that following Sunday and He wanted us to be there! I recalled my dream as it was hard not to. I phoned my dear sister in law and humbly explained I felt the Lord wanted me to give Bert the Bible as a gift, but assured her I appreciated her thoughtfulness and she made the right decision in giving it to me. She was gracious, releasing me to do as I wish.
When the day of Bert’s baptism arrived it was a wonderful witness of a life turned for Christ and how we too as vessels can be used for a greater honor. Wendy was shaking with the new of the unknown as well as the power of grace that was upon her. It was a celebration indeed! After Bert and Wendy had hugged each other and their family members as well as church members that were present I approached Bert and offered him the Bible as a gift. It wasn’t in the back of the church like in the dream, but it was a holy moment. I explained I had I felt the Lord gave me a dream asking me to give him the Bible. I also told him that all the verses that he would come across that were circled were from the Crown Financial class. He was grinning the whole time I was sharing with him. He told me his family was very wealthy back home and that they were not including him because of a feud. I was surprised as it was the first I had heard of any of this story of his past. In fact, no one but God had any knowledge of that information. Bert thanked me, filled with joy and peace.
God knew Bert. He knew he would need the heart of his Heavenly Father engulfed in his watchful care, he would need Max Lucado’s pastoral insightful wisdom scattered throughout the Word of God and the financial verses marked as preparation so that he could overcome. If God is for us, who can be against us.
Still to this day, from time to time, my husband will share a text he’s received from Bert stating: please, tell your wife, thank you for the Bible and how much he appreciates it and is grateful to have it. John recently told me that Bert tells everyone about how he received the Bible and how much He loves it!!!
It reminds me of Psalms 16:7 how the Lord counsels and instructs us in the night. I praise the Lord, for His night counsel.
Hearing Bert share his gratitude and love for the Bible is a dream come true for me.
Deborah Somjak ~ 4 Unfolded Hearts Ministry

Vision During Worship 7/17/17

Jesus-walking

Jesus came walking among us…I could see His feet, His steps, ankles and the hem of His garment. A steady wind was blowing against His garment. He walked with intention, carrying purpose and authority.

As I saw the hem of His garment I had the thought He was present for those who needed healing. Then I heard these words: “by patience and faithfulness the promises are fulfilled.” Following the words, the understanding came. He was inviting me-all- that if we would reach out and touch the hem of His garment we could now ask for the fulfillment of the promises we have been believing for. Healing, yes, but far beyond that. Every promise!

Now, in His presence, ask for the fulfillment of His promise, in Jesus Name!

In Jesus we hear a resounding “yes” to all of God’s many promises. This is the reason we say “Amen” to and through Jesus when giving glory to God.

2 Corinthians 1:20

John’s proclamation fulfilled a promise made by the ancient prophet Isaiah, who had said, “There will be a voice calling from the desert, saying, Prepare the road for the Eternal One’s journey; repair and straighten out every mile of our God’s highway.” Matthew 3:3

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

In a vision, I saw myself. I was wearing an apron serving the Lord. I thought, inside the vision, “Oh! I’m serving the body of Christ spiritual food, as I serve in the natural, Is that right, Lord?”

Then the apron changed. It looked as though it was a butcher’s apron. I heard “preparing” He brought the interpretation, that during my times of worship, intercession & prayers, I am preparing sacrifices to the Lord on behalf of others, the church, even Nations.

Then the apron changed-this time to a baker’s apron. I heard “prepare.” I saw myself as I was preparing pastry dough of sorts, before others, for baking. In this vision – I understood while in my baker’s apron the Lord was preparing me…to RISE.

Yet, again I saw myself in another white apron. This one had an embroidered tag marked at the top right simply titled “aprons.” I was wearing it proudly walking in the church. I believe now this is a protective type covering. I recall, in the vision, thinking I don’t know that I would feel proud to be wearing an apron walking through church on any given Sunday. But it was the Lord, in me, telling me He was proud of me as I serve the body in preparation, sacrifices and offerings. The “apron marking” was an anointing producing title He had given me that I might know that He would send others that I would help in their need to prepare for their own unique celebration and offerings before the Lord.

Acts 10:10

…but he soon grew hungry. While his lunch was being prepared, Peter had a vision of his own—a vision that linked his present hunger with what was about to happen:

1 Peter 1:13

So get yourselves ready, prepare your minds to act, control yourselves, and look forward in hope as you focus on the grace that comes when Jesus the Anointed returns and is completely revealed to you.

Blessings ~

Deborah Somjak 4 Unfolded Hearts Ministry