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Letter to Heaven

My Inspiration comes from the Book Letters to Heaven by Calvin Miller

We purchased this book on a trip to the store Ollie’s where we hoped to find a book on observing different bird species as well as purposed to find new reading material for Joan. Yes, at times I would call my mother-in-law by her first name, with her permission. On occasion, we would even exchange a warm friendly “Mrs. Somjak”, when referring to each other, always resulting in a smile.

The book’s premise is written with an accumulation of short stories of others who combine beautiful lessons for this life with uplifting promises for the next.

The book’s tag-line states: “Inspiration to Make Your Earthly Experience More Heavenly”.

As we later sat on our back porch, with book in hand I silently asked the Holy Spirit to direct our reading in the pages. I opened directly to the story of the late Todd Beamer on Flight 93 on 9/11 when he and others thwarted hijackers.

With that said, it is now that I would like to share with you my open Letter to Heaven addressed to Mrs. Joan M Somjak

Letter to Heaven

It’s easy to imagine you entering Heaven. I can even imagine how you’ve quickly adjusted to your new forever home. But I struggle as I imagine your suffering in your last hours, battling the limitations of earth to reach beyond to the great divide.

Here is my thank you and genuine thoughts to your brave heart. I’m sending it to your Heavenly address-the home you mentioned just days before- that you wished for while on earth, for a house that would big enough for all of us to live together.

You’ve arrived 11/04/21 to your mansion in Heaven, and because we hope in the Lord, we confidently know we will see you again. While in your latter days together we would pray the Lord’s Prayer, eye to eye.  You would frequently pray and ask, ‘Jesus, help me”, unsure of yourself at times, yet remaining seemingly confident in God.

The irony is these are the exact same two prayers Rob Beamer was recorded to have prayed before he courageously stepped forward and stated his famous words, “Let’s Roll” on 9/11. You see, it was in these same two prayers that helped give him the courage to reach beyond himself. I trust you were prepared with courage as well, because of your prayers. You had what it would take on that sacred day to step forward triumphantly entering into your eternal hope.

Hebrews 1:10 “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

You bore the image of your Heavenly Father as you held his reflection of work in your hands. Beginning at the young age of 11 working outside the home, growing into adulthood completely dedicated to serve the Lord, blessing your family, your wonderful husband, welcoming all to join at mealtime, including extended family, and church.  The Father must have been pleased with your work to extend an answer to your prayer for the healing of your arm that was due to unforeseen accident, in order that you might continue in your services to Him.  

I find your simple prayer and His response-a miracle created- astonishing and merciful.

The Bible speaks of willingly working with our hands, in Proverbs 31; giving to those in need, in Ephesians 4:28; offering food to those who are hungry, a drink to those who are thirsty, giving to those in need of clothing, visiting the sick and in those in prison.  Jesus said, inasmuch as you did it to the least of these My brethren you did it to Me.  

Ps. 90:17 “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Your eyes are now fully open to the continual revealing of the Glory of God, being able to comprehend His glory over your life span: past, present, and future. I believe I’ve gotten a glimpse this side of heaven, teaching me of the Glory of God in our time spent together.

I picture you being greeted as a champion, like Todd. Not that of the same works, yet, for the same One- Jesus, who Remains on Throne, rewarding our works done in faithfulness- as well as being greeted by those you’ve never met in Heaven because of your bold service, work and witness for Christ.  Lastly, I offer your words back to you, as well as to all who loved you reading this note now: “May we meet again, in Heaven, where friendship never ends.”

Titus 3:4-6

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He pour out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Deborah Somjak 4-Unfolded Hearts

Unprecedented / Un-President-ed

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A Word is fitly spoken…originally received January 26, 2021 

I heard the literal word, “unprecedented” spoken to me after a time of meditating on a specific period in the prophetic when I received past ministry during presbytery regarding being a type of spiritual water boy in the NFL that I would be bringing refreshing to those around me and then a time of shifting would begin by bringing me onto the field.  The minister saw it as significant and influential.

Later that same day after I read Puerto Rico declared a state of emergency over gender violence crisis. As government responds to the plea of the people, Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed an executive order that allocates resources to deal with violence against women. Systematic machismo, inequity, discrimination have caused havoc in the community. The Governor Declared an order to STOP. 

I felt the need to share the significant article with family as I did, the word, “unprecedented” was released upon me. At the same time, I realized this was being prophetically spoken. 

Note: Puerto Rico is U.S. territory! We are walking with God in a new era of leadership and territory within the U.S. Our Presidential position and title continue to be un-claimed as legitimate by either party. While Biden is in office crossing the threshold to hold the authority, at the same time our government has attempted to stripe Trump of ever having claims to privilege past or future as a Presidential title – this is unprecedented.  

I believe this word, unprecedented, was released to be a demonstrated throughout the land in our states, churches, families, and nation. 

Definition Unprecedented: never known or done before, an adjective a doing word. 

The Opposite Meaning: ordinary, common, or usual 

What is the Lord doing: no longer just the ordinary and usual, expect the unprecedented!

Where do we find this word unprecedented unfold in scripture?

Luke 1, we find Elizabeth, who birthed John the Baptist with Zacharias the father and priest.

First, let’s gain insight into a Biblical note regarding Priest & Prophets and their usual roles in old Testament. 

Zacharias is a priest working in the temple, but priests don’t normally hear from God. Those who hear from God are called prophets, not priests. One becomes a priest by being born in a priestly family line. Prophets, on the other hand, arise unpredictably and have no special credentials except the message they carry. So, Zacharias has no reason to believe his duties will be interrupted in this way.

Verse 8 -13

One day Zacharias was chosen to perform his priestly duties in God’s presence, according to the temple’s normal schedule and routine.He had been selected from all the priests by the customary procedure of casting lots for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter the sacred precincts of the temple. There he burned sweet incense, while outside a large crowd of people prayed. Suddenly Zacharias realized he was not alone: a messenger of the Lord was there with him. The messenger stood just to the right of the altar of incense. Zacharias was shocked and afraid, but the messenger reassured him.

Zacharias was met in an unprecedented way by the messenger Gabriel declaring: Zacharias, your prayers have been heard. Your wife is going to have a son, and you will name him John. He will bring you great joy and happiness—and many will share your joy at John’s birth.

Meanwhile the crowd at the temple wondered why Zacharias hadn’t come out of the sanctuary yet. It wasn’t normal for the priest to be delayed so long. When at last he came out, he was making signs with his hands to give the blessing, but he couldn’t speak. They realized he had seen some sort of vision. When his time on duty at the temple came to an end, he went back home to his wife. Shortly after his return, Elizabeth became pregnant. She avoided public contact for the next five months.

We too friends, those walking with God, will find ourselves going from duty to delight as we are met with the unprecedented – believe He is birthing a new thing through your answer to prayer.

Psalms 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight,
O Lord, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer

 Deborah Somjak ~ 4 Unfolded Hearts

A Pulse for Prayer

“Our greatest emotional need is to have the assurance that we are enjoyed by God even in our weakness”

– Mike Bickle

This thought is daunting and seems to run through our veins, leaving us with various doubts and unbelief. We have an enemy who is a master at subtle lies, and these are two of his favorites. I’ve learned that doubt is sure to clog up one’s hope in life, and unbelief will arrest faith and leave devastating results.    

Our circumstance, chaos, or condition doesn’t move our Sovereign God.

You see, we find truth in the Word and in the grace Jesus readily makes available.

In John 17 Jesus prays an appeal to the Father to protect us, watch over us, and for us to be immersed in the truth. He prayed this prayer among friends and foes before He left this earth. Most astonishing in this prayer, He asked that we would but be one with the Father just as Jesus himself was, for in this unity it would cause the world to believe. Wow!  When our faith and hope are fused with the Father and Son, we become the answer to His prayer and a solution for the world. 

We are gaining an understanding of these truths, along with the virtues of mercy. Sequentially we’re able to pray our deepest needs, desires, and apprehensions. In turn, we discover He cares for us in ways beyond our comprehension, yet they are made known to us on earth. 

Pursing prayer increasingly revives our pulse, making it one strong current allowing for the glory of God to be known on earth as it is in Heaven.

A Pulse for Prayer

Prayer and praise will preserve the matter of prayer as well as us spiritually.

Unction and urgency: this is a type of prayer when you feel compelled to pray at the moment. A prompt response can prove to be fulfilling.

Listening prayer is a dialogue with our creator. Listen and obey: faith and action.

Sufficiency: we’re enabled for prayer. It’s not of our strength; the sufficiency comes by the power of God that rests upon our supplication.  

Eternal: some of our prayers may outlive us, so pray believing for your family and trust the work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father ever living to make intercession on your behalf. 

Deborah Somjak – Unfolded Hearts Ministry

   

National Day of Prayer May 07, 2020

National Day of Prayer 5/07/2020

I believe there is significance to the number seven on this year National Day of Prayer. We need to draw our attention to this fact, as we make our decrees and declarations.

The Lord has had His attention on this authentic number since the ancient of days.

The number #7 Hebrew meaning appears in scripture many times.

Joshua 5:13-7:20 Seven is the number of times the Israelites walked around the walls in Jericho under Joshua command.

Genesis 7:23 Seven was the number of animals that were brought on the Ark by Noah.

Exodus 20:10 The Sabbath was celebrated on the 7th day, the day of rest.

John 6-13 Jesus states, “I AM” seven times in the gospel book of John.

Lastly, I’d like to note, the seven letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation chapters 2 and 3. The advice in these letters is prophetic, forewarning present-day Christian communities of the snares that can lure us away from our faith.

The number-seven is considered a Divinely Perfect number, completion, spiritual perfection, and covenant.  It’s used to swear an oath, as well as represent the seven-branch on the menorah, which is symbolic of illuminating your spiritual life. The great I AM is the Light of the World ask for His Marvelous Light to be known and revealed. That walls would be brought down, shattered, dissolved, and resolved by His Might and Power. Ask for the preservation of the righteousness of His promises to stake a claim.

Today is a day of divine alignment for prayer

The menorah (/məˈnɔːrə/; Hebrew: ‫מְנוֹרָה [menoˈʁa]) is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps.

OT and NT are related one to another. Genesis 3 offers the first mention of Jesus. John 3:14-15 says, Just as Moses lifted up the (bronze) serpent in the desert (on a pole), so must the Son of Man be lifted up (on a cross) so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life. We must pray for Jesus to be lifted up that He may draw all men unto Him. Those who have been bitten or stung by spiritual warfare or sin look unto Jesus for healing, physically and spiritually.

Prayers and Decrees

Pray, ask, and seek fresh oil from the Holy Spirit to fill you, to be an illuminating light to those around you. May your lamps to be full, daily.

John 15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the Word which I have spoken to you. …

Recall the words that He has spoken to you both the logos and the living words. He is the God who goes before you, preparing the way. The Lord spoke a word to me last August 5, 2019, regarding His Elect and Victory; I will pray into this Word contending and waging a good warfare.

Excerpt of Word August 5, 2019

This is a time to stand sure in truth, without guile. A time of moving into motion, faceting your face, coming humbly unto Me as you seek to stay with My pace.

Gears are changing: slippery slopes will be dismantled; claims will be of injustice.

But, Hear the Word of Lord: I stake My claim.

I claim I have claims in My elect: in truth, faithfulness, godliness.

Psalms 33:11,12

The counsel of the Lord stands forever,

The plans of His heart to all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is their Lord,

The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Also, I was directed to Psalms 111:9 as a turn around prayer for our Nation.

“He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever:
Holy and awesome is His name.”

I have been graced with a personal and prophetic prayer assignment to declare victories and redemption even amid present dishonor. The victory is given according to His faithful covenant, mercy, and justice.

Psalms 44:4 You are my King and my God. Decree victories for your people. The verse 5-7 continues; for it is only by your power and through your name that we tread down our enemies; I do not trust my weapons. They could never save me. Only you can give us victory over those who hate us.

What has been your prayer blueprint? What have you learned as you’ve prayed? Where have you seen God grace you with His response? Is it in, thanksgiving, praise,  prophetic prayer, travailing prayer, supplication and petitions, prayer burdens, or a gentle unction leading you by the Holy Spirit. It may be likely you enter into worship with one prayer on your spirit, and then He grants you favor and leads you to the next prayer burden. I implore you, friend, begin with the one prayer, friend!

Pray from the place of faith in the full assurance in which He has called you.

The assigned will bring the aligned

1 Timothy 1:18-19

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck

1 Peter 1:17-19

17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and spot.

Praise to God for His Faithfulness and Justice

Declare a Hallelujah

111 Praise the Lord!

I will praise the Lord with my whole heart,
In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

The works of the Lord are great,
Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
His work is honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
He has given food to those who fear Him;
He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
He has declared to His people the power of His works,
In giving them the heritage of the nations.

The works of His hands are verity and justice;
All His precepts are sure.
They stand fast forever and ever,
And are done in truth and uprightness.
He has sent redemption to His people;
He has commanded His covenant forever:
Holy and awesome is His name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
His praise endures forever.

Deborah ~ 4 Unfolded Hearts Ministry

Resource Noted: Israelbiblicalstudies.com

Wikipedia

 

ROOT SYSTEMS

First received April 21, 2020

 Romans 11:18

Remember you don’t support the root, but the root supports you

Does Jesus evaluate root systems, let’s look at Mark 11:20, do you recall the parable of the withered fig tree? In this parable, Jesus uses it as critical teaching of lessons of faith and prayer. God is our source for power and miracles and the object in which we direct our worship.  What I found most interesting as I re-read this chapter is that this parable sandwiches the account of the cleansing of the temple, namely the moneychangers. Jesus stating His House is a House of Prayer, but as he enters, He finds a den of robbers. We can learn from the withered fig tree as its representation of his house. Let me explain; there’s lots of action, repents the green and leafy leaves are seen from afar yet can also be seen as showy and disorderly, no true righteousness and certainly not fruit-bearing. The attention to this parable would indicate it’s noteworthy to evaluate the root system, and Jesus is looking for fruit!

If this seems harsh, or as a rebuke, we mustn’t forget the words of Jesus evaluating the seven churches found in the last book of the Bible, Revelation chapters 2&3.

Root Check-Up

Matthew 13 – Where has the seed fallen?

This parable of the sower and of the seeds planted, into the hearts and minds, serving as a pathway to our destiny. The essential fortifying factor for good soil described in this parable is hearing and seeing which leads to crop bearing of fruit and gaining understanding.

Thrones represent worries and distractions, which chokes the word out by world deceitfulness of riches.

Wayside is the birds of the air devoured them before they can be planted or take root.

Stony Places, not much earth, the sun-scorched the seed, withered away no root.

Persecution and tribulation arise because of the word, by and by he is offended.

We also read testing will cause a falling away, found in Luke 8:13

We learn a bitterroot will defile many; I believe this is a warning, because faith comes by hearing, if we’re listening to a person express their bitterness, it can and will affect us. Ask for the discernment in how to respond and know the bridge of grace and love you have built-in that person’s life to respond accordingly.

Forgiveness is also mentioned in Mark 11, as Jesus taught on faith and prayer in verse 25 He includes this important statement: “And whenever you stand praying if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Rooted and Built-up established in the faith.

Colossians 2:6-10

 As you, therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

If you find you’re in need, I encourage you to offer a sincere prayer of repentance to your Heavenly Father, trust He will re-till the soil of your heart. He will genuinely respond and help you to turn your heart to become fruit-bearing and flourishing.

Deborah ~ 4 Unfolded Hearts Ministry