Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Endurance

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  James 1:4 NIV

And let endurance have its perfect [b]result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4 NASB


What a season we are in!! Are you feeling it too? 

The movie Overcomer just came into our area. God knows what you need when you need it!   It was such an excellent movie about perseverance and endurance and focusing on the prize set before us!   I won't spoil the movie in case you haven't seen it - but I will say that there is one part of the movie that almost verbatim was what God has been speaking to me in my quiet time.   I may have to watch it a few 1000 more times until this season of endurance is over!!!  (Please let that be today)  LOL! 

Switch gears a bit....

The other day I was praying for a friend and I got a vision.  
I felt led to invite angelic hosts to intercede and do battle. I saw a battle above your place going on ...and so I asked God to bring the heavy hitters, the angels who can destroy the works of darkness. I see swords clashing but I see a brilliant light on the other side of the battle field. That's the side the angels are heading towards taking ground. There are many casualties on the evil side. I see the banner Victory Line.


Just a few minutes after I shared this vision with my friend, another post came in view that confirmed my vision. It was so reassuring....here's the article here - https://wandaalger.me/2019/09/09/the-angelic-host-are-awaiting-our-instructions/?fbclid=IwAR2fxMD7iuKXBzawf7ifP8a0vmJl_SC_eWm_8Av4FP977UhlnsS5fQaN6wY

For those that know me, know my brain works like a connect the dot board.  I pick up easily on themes and patterns and it's reassuring to know that God is speaking to others similarly to what He's speaking to me.  So many of us are going through an incredibly difficult and long season - waiting on God for a promise or two or three.   It's comforting to know that others are in the battle with you.  I am so thankful for those who are praying for me/us continually - and for those who check in with me regularly.   Honestly, I don't know what I would do without you all!   So thankful for the Body of Christ! 


wanted to share this post from one that Lana Vawser in Australia wrote.  It does a great job of explaining where many of us are at.....   Here's the link as well. https://lanavawser.com/2019/09/03/i-heard-the-lord-say-i-am-establishing-you-in-endurance/

For the last few months the Lord has been speaking to me a lot about endurance. That there is a deep work of His Spirit taking place right now to raise up a people of ENDURANCE.
ENDURANCE DEFINITION:
1. the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
2. the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.
SYNONYMS: continuance, continuity, continuation, lasting power, durability, permanence, longevity; constancy, stability, changelessness, immutability; rare, lastingness, everlastingness, bearing, tolerance, sufferance, fortitude, forbearance, patience, acceptance, resignation, resolution, determination;
(Definition taken from Google)
As I sat with the Lord recently speaking with Him regarding a battle that I was in and I was feeling weary, what the Holy Spirit spoke to me surprised me. He said to me “Lana, I am giving you a gift”. Immediately I was excited. “Awesome! Thank you Jesus! What is the gift?” His next word surprised me. He said “ENDURANCE”.
I expected Him to say “BREAKTHROUGH!!!” or something that would indicate the end of the battle immediately. Now, had He promised me breakthrough in my battle in the circumstances I was facing, ABSOLUTELY, but what happened in that moment? I was taken to a place where I realised not only was the Lord going to fulfil His promise to me and I was going to seize the land He had promised me, but in the midst of my battle, in the midst of my wrestle, in the midst of the testing of my faith, in the midst of the pressing and the hardship, God was not only going to remain faithful to His Word, but my loving Father was doing something BIGGER than I expected. In the midst of the battle, God was doing something so much bigger than I could ever imagine. He was teaching me to ENDURE and strengthen Me to “go the distance” and move forward in longevity. To run empowered by the Spirit into all that He has for me and my destiny stronger than ever and without hindrance.
Since that encounter with the Lord, the word ENDURANCE is burning in me. The Lord spoke to me that this is a corporate decree and banner over the body of Christ right now, that He is building a people of ENDURANCE. He is teaching the body of Christ what it means to ENDURE.
The Lord is burning strongly on my heart that we NEED this work of His Spirit in endurance in our hearts and lives right now in order to CARRY what He is releasing in this new era.
In this new era God is removing HIGHLIGHTING and DEALING with anything that would hinder His people from living in strong endurance. He’s delivering His people from the fear of man, He is bringing His people higher into the revelation of living from your seat (Ephesians 2:6), He is healing the heart, He is aligning the heart, there is a testing of faith that’s taken place, He is establishing His people deeper in the Word of God, He is dealing with compromise and awakening the Church, He is going to restore the fear of God to the Church, He is sounding the alarm for CONSECRATION AND HOLINESS, plus SO much more.
The Lord has been showing me in so many ways, in order for us to partner with Him and His Spirit in what He is going to do in the earth in this new era, it is going to require a people that are established in endurance in Him. It is going to require a mature Church that is founded and grounded in the Word and established in discernment and the ways of God. It’s going to require a people who are living by every word from His mouth (Matthew 4:4) and are sensitive to His ways and know what it is to live in the place of strength and endurance, DESPITE what is going on around them in the natural.
Living in the place of deep endurance comes not from anything in the natural but from relationship with Him and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Friends, I want to encourage you, your battle has not been for nothing. The Lord is going to be faithful to His Word to you. He is going to make things right. He is going to demonstrate Himself as healer like you’ve never seen. He is going to reintroduce you to His power and the earth is going to be reintroduced to His power like never before.
The Lord is not only giving you gifts of joy and breakthrough in this new era, but He is also giving you a gift in the midst of your battle. ENDURANCE! As you walk this battle WITH Jesus and allowing Him to do His work within you, He is teaching you what it means to ENDURE. He is preparing you for the future. He is training you to walk by faith. I am not saying the circumstances of evil, sickness, disease, pain, trauma are authored by Him, that is NOT what I am saying. What I am saying is IN the fire He is teaching you to ENDURE with Him by faith and to OVERCOME. Many new ministries, new assignments and anointings are being released in the fire right now where the Lord is establishing endurance.
I prophesy to you that as you come out of these battles, as you come out of the fire, you are coming out with ENDURING FAITH. You are coming out with STAYING POWER! You are coming out TRANSFORMED and FORTIFIED by His hand and the power of His Word outworking in your life. You will KNOW that it is the hand of God and the energising POWER of His Spirit because of the level of weariness you have experienced and experience, you continue to push through, you continue to fight, you continue to believe, you fall down and get back up again. That’s not your efforts, that’s Him! “Somehow” you get the strength to fight again, that’s the Holy Spirit. As much as hope deferred screams, disappointment hangs heavy there’s still something within you that gives you a little strength to ‘keep hanging in there’ – that’s JESUS! Even in the moments where you have said “I GIVE UP”, there’s something in you causing a ‘restlessness’ that says “keep hanging in there!!”, yet causes your soul to SCREAM “I want to give up”.
In those places, God is whispering “I am teaching you to live by MY SPIRIT and not your soul. To live by your soul will cause you to fall, to live by My Spirit will cause you to ENDURE.”
There is a divine rearranging taking place that in these battles the Lord is teaching His people to live by the Spirit and not led by the soul.
Out of His love, God is training, healing, building and establishing the Church in endurance like we have never seen because in this new era there will be many times where the Church will need the STAYING POWER OF FAITH and the heart of endurance that speaks, charges forward and remains even when all of hell tries to stop it in the earth. The enduring power that Jesus demonstrated at the Cross is being released into His people NOW for the sake of the glorious GOOD NEWS of the Gospel going forth. An army of light arising in this hour of Isaiah 60 unapologetic, unashamed and unshakeable declaring Jesus as the way, the truth and the life and being immovable by the impossibilities that shout.
We are entering into a time of the greatest demonstrations of His power in the earth and seeing His Glory manifest as a Church arises with great endurance and conviction living and governing from the heavenly places and seeing it manifest on the earth. The Church that endures and walks by faith like never before that will see the most glorious signs, wonders and miracles in the face of giants, opposition or darkness. His light and Glory will shine brighter.
The overcomers are truly being birthed!
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks[a] to the Father, who has qualified you[b] to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” (Colossians 1:9-12 ESV)
“My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! 3 For you know that when your faith is tested[a] it stirs up power within you to endure all things. 4 And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.” (James 1:2-4 TPT)   END
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Here's what I have been meditating on - I pray it encourages and strengthens you!! 
And the God of peace will swiftly POUND Satan to a pulp under your feet! And the wonderful favor of our Lord Jesus will surround you.  Romans 16:20TPT 

Please continue to pray for God's healing touch on my body - sleep, pain & just complete healing!!   
Please pray for Ken's shoulder and wrist - some pain - seems to be aggravated by work - lots of heavy lifting.
Please continue to pray for God's provision.  
Please continue to pray for God's perfect timing on destiny. 
And if you have any prayer requests, please email me.  


Blessings,
Michele Cole
michele@wantinsight.com

We are thankful and blessed by those of you who support us financially from time to time.  Would you please pray for us to have consistent, regular donors to help fund what God is doing in us and through us?  Any amount is truly a gift from the Lord.  Thank YOU!   

Here are three ways you can give:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.
     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212
     Phone 913 310 0279
     www.thesignatry,com
     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  


Monday, August 26, 2019

Answered Prayer Brings a Testing of Your Faith

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The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.  Psalm 41:3 

Lord, grant me relief from my suffering so that I may have some relief; rescue me from those who persecute me so that I may be rescued, for you give me reason to praise! Jeremiah 17:14 (NET) 

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.  Jeremiah 17:14



In my last blog, I shared about a sudden intense pain coming on me June 13th.  It seemed to come out of nowhere.  Ken and I immediately changed our eating style - to limited to no sugar, no gluten, limited to no dairy, low low healthy fats only, mostly vegetables, lean protein and gluten free - almond flour, increased fiber meals.  Eating some fruit - mostly in the way of fresh made, no sugar applesauce.  Ken and I have both lost 20+ pounds and are thankful for that.  God has given us so much grace to enjoy this and to continue to make this a lifestyle.  Not that I won't ever eat something sweet again, or a piece of bread maybe, but for now, I am quite content.  

I'm not soliciting empathy or sympathy here -  just to explain.  This pain is in my right side, radiating into my back and sometimes up into the shoulder blade area.  The pain is on a scale of 1-10 typically a 10 - with an intense burning pain that comes on as well.  Nothing I take or eat seems to have any influence good or bad.  I recently began doing some back stretches hoping for some relief.   I will say I had a "decent" day of pain just a couple of days ago.  Thankful for every bit of reprieve.    

This past 10 weeks has been both an answer to prayer and probably the biggest test of my faith I've experienced in my walk with the Lord.  And believe me when I say, I've been tested repeatedly since I gave my life to the Lord in 2002. 

Prayer 1 - God help me to find a way to eat healthier again.  
For the past 5 years, our ministry has been mostly focused on "feeding & praying for people.  That meant cooking gourmet (the only way I knew how) high fat, sugary foods.  Well, when you do the math - we had estimated maybe upwards 1000 gourmet meals over the past 5+ years.  We love to eat, but we never used to eat this much rich, buttery food on that regular of a basis.   So = the answer came through the pain.

Prayer 2 - God I want to lose weight.  
I used to be a skinny size 4 at age 30.  After much health issues and more steroid injections than a body can handle, weight began to pile on.  My endocrinoligist in 2012 said that even one steroid injection can cause upwards 2-3# gain.  I had over 100 in a period of a few years.  This eating lifestyle has helped me to lose weight which has been nearly impossible with the inability to exercise.  So I am extremely thankful......not for the pain, but the answered prayer. 

Prayer 3 - God I need to get off Excedrin.
God has given me some great reprieve from 35 years of migraines... over the past few years.. but I will still taking 5-10 Excedrin a month... after 35 years of continuous use, I knew it had to be taking a toll on my liver and kidneys and who knows what else.  I can say that I have not had even one Excedrin since 6/13. I've had just a couple of headaches but God gave me the grace to endure.   What a blessing to have God answer this prayer.

Prayer 4 - God I want to trust You more.  I want to know You at a deeper level. 
Oh, be careful what you pray for.  That's actually a book I'm in process of writing.  When you pray a dangerous prayer like that, His ears perk up and He answers you quickly.  The pain I have endured in the past 10 weeks has been the worst healing crisis I think I've been through.   And in 2012 I was near death with adrenal failure.  Some days I cry hours on end because of the pain. A month before this pain began, someone "prophesied" I had a tumor.  I immediately renounced that thought.... and now I pray in the spirit sometimes every minute, I decree God's word. I believe for my healing and yet the enemy has come at me with an endless, relentless arsenal of "stinking thinking" that tried to persuade me to take on every life threatening illness. He's trying hard to get me to come into agreement!  NO!!!   In my quiet time, the Lord had told me that this all was a smokescreen.  This was a huge attack from the enemy - that the Lord allowed - to show me that I was capable of standing firm and taking the ground - conquering the giants as we are about to step into our promise land.  I am weary, weak, exhausted and yet I am strong in spirit!  My mind is renewed and is being renewed at such a deeper level.  My time with the Lord is valued and cherished more than I ever had before.  It's such a joy and something I long for each day.  Another prayer answered! 

This passage here says it all:  
He (Abraham) is our example and father, for in God’s presence he believed that God can raise the dead and call into being things that don’t even exist yet. 18 Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfill it. He TOOK God at his WORD  Romans 4:17-18
20–21 He never stopped believing God’s promise, for he was made strong in his faith to father a child. And because he was mighty in faith and CONVINCED that God had all the power needed to fulfill his promises, Abraham GLORIFIED God!

This trial has quickened my resolve, given me such a boldness in my walk.  It has forced me to draw a line in the sand and put me on the side of God - the side of faith - that says I believe God and I will trust in His unfailing love and mercy.  God has blessed me with a few faithful prayer warriors who have been contending for my healing with me.  It's showing me how good God is - and HIs love for me.  These friends are checking in on me almost daily and fighting hard in the natural and in the spirit for my healing.  There are many who pray for me and I am thankful.  I know that I know that I will have Victory over my health.   The enemy tries to bring on fear, anxiety - but I stop him and tell him NO!!!  I'm not going down that road again.  I've been set free by the Son indeed!  

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14

And one final note - that this trial has done for me.....  

Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!  Romans 5:3b-5 TPT 

I am so thankful for God's patient, everlasting, ever pursuing, faithful love!   It has taken me a very very long time to reach this place in my walk.....trusting in God's love through pain & suffering.   And even if the healing doesn't come (though I am confident in will soon) I will still trust and love My Lord and Savior and serve Him to the best of my ability.  

What are you believing God for?  Will you take Him at His Word?  Will you push through - endure through intense long suffering to trust that you will see His goodness?  It's a process, but God is good and will lead you if you let Him.  He is faithful and you can trust Him for ALL the promises He has spoken to you - both through His Word and in your spirit.

All of these same promises Ken and I have been contending for with moving into destiny have been similar in testing of our faith.  Against all odds, against all "border bullies" - we are standing in faith and trust that God will do what He has promised to do!!!! 

If you have something you need prayer for, please feel free to reach out.   I would love to stand in the gap for you.  If it weren't so many wonderful prayer warriors coming alongside me, I may not be where I am.   I haven't arrived.... but I am so much farther than I was.  Praise the Lord!


Blessings,
Michele Cole
michele@wantinsight.com

We are thankful and blessed by those of you who support us financially from time to time.  Would you please pray for us to have consistent, regular donors to help fund what God is doing in us and through us?  Any amount is truly a gift from the Lord.  Thank YOU!   

Here are three ways you can give:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.
     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212
     Phone 913 310 0279
     www.thesignatry,com
     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  






Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Are YOU the One?

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11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 11:17-19 
What does this passage speak to you?  Is there something that you are awaiting God's answer to prayer?  
Years ago, at a prophetic meeting, a lady I didn't know other than her name was there.  She stood up and shared a dream she had about me.  She dreamed that I had the gift of healing and miracles.  With that spoken word, something rose up inside me and I became consumed (in a good way) in learning and growing in the healing gift.  I took it seriously and was hungry for everything I could get my hands on.  I read book after book - sometimes 1 or more a week on healing, deliverance, miracles - some from the great ones that went before us, Smith Wigglesworth, John Wimber, Kathryn Kuhlman and others.   The book that really spoke to me most was the Bible.  Reading primarily the gospels, the book of Acts and a few others in the New Testament.   
Everywhere Jesus went, He healed.  The only place He had a hard time was in his home town.  They knew Him, they grew up with Him so they just couldn't believe.  Jesus had compassion and mercy on all that came to Him.   He healed everyone that came to Him.  In most cases, healing was instant.  Did you notice that those He healed, were filled with joy and couldn't wait to share their testimony and give God the glory....  all but the 9 lepers highlighted in passage above.  Are you the 1? 
That passage about the lepers, I read many many times years ago and still even currently.  It spoke to me when I first read it.  Our pastor just preached on Gratitude and this scripture and so I felt it was a good topic for my blog.  The words of that passage leapt of the page.  ONLY ONE Leper came back and gave thanks to God for his healing.  Tragic and sad really.   I remember praying a prayer like this after first reading it- Lord, I want to be that ONE!  I want to be the ONE who comes back and gives you thanks and praise all my days for the healing you do in my life.  I want to always thank and praise you for the blessings you have given me.  I prayed that prayer with very little understanding but with the right heart. 
Over the past five years - in our extended wilderness - an attitude of gratitude has sprung forth.  My prayer above was answered.  Though quite difficult most days, dealing with chronic health issues, new symptoms popping up out of nowhere and challenging finances cause us to be utterly dependent on God for our everyday provision and care.  When someone blesses you with a bag full of fresh garden vegetables...... you praise God and thank Him for His provision.   When you are able to get a "utility credit" to cover your electric bill for a month or two, you thank God for the favor and the blessing of provision.   And for me especially with my health..... In my last blog, I shared how a pain in my right side/back came on out of the blue - in June.   I had mentioned that I immediately felt compelled  to change my eating as a matter of life or death.  I did as I felt led and God's grace has been so amazing to give me such a desire to eat healthy. (Ken too).  I have not had a bite of dessert or sweet.  This might freak you out - but Ken and I probably ate 1-2# of butter a week in all that we cook for us and others.  We have had less than a half stick in the past 6 weeks  Seriously!!!  I haven't touched gluten.  Been making things with almond flour, flax seed and homemade applesauce (no sugar added) and eating that daily.  Even no dairy except a few crumbles of cheese on a salad.   Why am I telling you this?  Well, first obedience is what God rewards. God taught Ken and I early on in our walk, the importance of obedience (Deut 28).   Many think I am off my rocker, because I won't go see a doctor.   I trust that if God wants me to see a doctor, He would speak to my heart and to Ken's.   I put my trust in doctors for too long - not that they are bad....but they became an idol unknowingly.  I am on the opposite end of the pendulum at this time...and am trusting God as He is leading me daily.  It is not easy at times, but I know the outcome will be beautiful!  Which leads right into the next paragraph.  
I want to share a vision I had about a month ago.  But first - a little set up.   I have been asking God for deliverance from fear forEVER!  I've done all I know how to do, but it truly is  up to God to bring the healing.  He prompted me to email an old friend I hadn't talked to in years and explain the pain in my side/back.  She asked the Lord what she was to do and she sent me some information on how much "chronic unexplained pain and illness" is brought on by FEAR!!!!!   That was such a confirmation.  Fear was a big deal and the enemy was trying to take me out.   He almost did.....BUT GOD SUSTAINED ME!

Psalm 41:13 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
 VISION - I had watched a testimony of healing on Facebook..and in it the lady used the words "Lord, reveal what you want to heal".   For some reason, that spoke to me to pray.   I immediately went into a vision (with eyes closed and fingers on keyboard) I journaled for 22 minutes.  The Lord took me back to a time when I was younger where I had been violently violated (I knew I had multiple trauma and by who - but I didn't have any details.  I completely blocked out my childhood).   The scenes in the vision were graphic and extremely painful to experience and I heard and saw myself crying out for Jesus and for help to protect me.   I was angry, hurt, full of shame, fear, condemnation and hatred for myself.  That was the open door. the enemy used to begin to wreak havoc in my life and my health.  In the vision, the Lord showed me a vow I had made and I immediately repented of it.  (I've done tons of inner healing ministry over the years and repented of unknown vows) However, this one was the key to unlock and set me free from fear.  The remainder of the vision, the Lord spoke to me and told me that every ounce of fear He was removing - from every cell of my being, every memory.  All trauma erased.  He spoke His peace and love into me.   He told me that I would know this was a done deal - that FEAR would be no longer just by the fact that I would begin to sleep better starting with that night.  I slept 6 hrs first night, 7 hrs, then 9 hours.   I am still a month later getting great sleep.  Maybe just a night or two that haven't been perfect.   Every morning, I wake up and I thank GOD for the healing!  I thank GOD for the sleep.  I thank GOD that He did what He said He would do!!  Oh and I haven't had a headache either for the past 4 weeks.  I thank GOD for that daily too!   He is so kind!!!   I still have a bunch of symptoms going on - the pain in my back/right side and others....  I asked the Lord, why? Why do I still have
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these pains.  What I sense Him telling me is that - He is using this time to build my confidence that His WORD is living, active and powerful and that when the complete healing comes, it will be permanent.  If we don't fill ourselves up after healing comes, we can lose it. In the past I would believe, then pray help me with my unbelief because I wasn't standing firm.  I was more wobbly in my confidence and trust in God.   Now,  I can see the ground I've been taking back and am able to take thoughts captive and release them quickly.  I am able to STAND firm.   When all you have left to do is STAND, you STAND and watch the salvation of the Lord.  The battle is His!!! This is a good song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Zd7gGS00g.  
FEAR IS GONE!!! 

When the  complete healing comes, I will be the ONE who praises HIM all my days!  I am already in that posture, confessing His promises over my health and thanking HIM for already making provision for the healing.  He is worthy of ALL praise - even without the answered prayer.  There is so much to be thankful for and I am so glad that my heart has turned the corner and am able to thank HIM for everything.  
Will you be the ONE?   

Praise Report
My last blog post got sent to Elijah List by a friend and they published it...and then Charisma Magazine picked it up yesterday out of the blue and published it on their website.  Both of these have huge followings and exposure. Wow God!!!!  I am getting quite a few emails from people who have read it and are greatly encouraged.  It's so fun!!!  

We are still believing and thanking GOD in advance for the provision to step into destiny.  He has been really ramping up some encouraging words to us directly and through others.

We are hosting 2 gourmet cooking classes for our church in August - pray for the grace on that because I am not used to cooking for 20.   I prefer groups of 4-6.  Intimate and cozy.  


LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN PRAY FOR YOU! 

Blessings,
Michele Cole
michele@wantinsight.com

We are thankful and blessed by those of you who support us financially from time to time.  Would you please pray for us to have consistent, regular donors to help fund what God is doing in us and through us?  Any amount is truly a gift from the Lord.  Thank YOU!   

Here are three ways you can give:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.
     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212
     Phone 913 310 0279
     www.thesignatry,com
     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.