10/24/19 Mary Martha. Danette Riley
Betty Love. We’re going to gather because he’s the way-maker, the miracle-worker, the promise-keeper, and he is here. I know he’s here because when two or more gather in his name, he is in our midst. So the Lord is here. We’re going to turn our ears to hear him, everyone in this place. We‘re going to engage the Lord in worship.
I want to decree the word of the Lord over you that he spoke to me yesterday morning. It’s a word for you, for the sons of God, for the remnant rising. The Father says, “I created you, I know what you are capable of. I know you love me. I know you will go for me. I know you will run for me. I know you. I made you Resilient.”
The word resilient is the power and ability to return to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched. Stringing back, rebounding. It means you have a bounce.
Recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like. Buoyant. Someone who is able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture.
Tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. The capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while it still retains the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks. It’s called original intent.
I don’t know where you come from. But he does. And I am confident of this, he has placed within you Himself, as a believer. It doesn’t matter what we face, what circumstances, what it looks like. He is an on-time deliverer and he is faithful when we’re faithless. He never quits and never gives up. And he’s not going to let us. He’s not going to let us down. He says, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Tonight Danette has a now word that God has put in her mouth. At the appointed time she is going to come and release that word. It does not matter how you came in this house. You might have come with overflow. You’re going to get more. You’re not going to go out of here empty. You’re going to come out of this place tonight, I believe, healed, whole, stronger, in more glory, more authority, more power, more anointing, more ability of God than you came in here with.
He said when you fix your eyes on him, when you behold him in his glory, we just go from glory to glory. So when we come in glory, I expect to go into more glory, more transformation, and it’s an inside work. He’s here moving in our midst tonight.
Father, in the name of Jesus, we consecrate and we commit our lives unto you. We thank you, Father, that you are alive; you are in our midst; because your Word says so. You are living within every believer in this room and those watching that have confessed Jesus.
We welcome the Fullness of Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit in our midst. Lord, have your way. Let heaven come. Let your kingdom come, Lord, in us. Let your will be done in us and in this place tonight. We expect you, Lord. We’ve come to meet with you. We’ve come to turn our ears to your heart, to heaven, to hear and to receive. Because you’re the way-maker.
🎶You are here moving in our midst. I worship you. You are the way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God; that is who you are.
Betty. He’s settling right here tonight. Our God is the way-maker for our lives. Our God is the miracle worker working in our lives, working in us, working through us. Our God is the promise-keeper. He will not violate his covenant or alter what his lips have uttered. His promises are not yes and no, but they are Yes in Christ, and it’s through him, Jesus, that we say Amen. So we say Amen, Lord.
Amen to every promise, to your Logos, to every rhema word, to every prophetic word spoken over our lives, over our land, over our cities, over our territories, tents, and treasuries.
🎶We say Yes to You. The Lord’s working on the inside of us. It’s all for you. Here we are. Here we are. Jesus, shine through. Come and let your presence fill our praise, fill this place. You’re the one we love, the one we adore, the one we came here for. It’s all for you.
Betty. So we present ourselves unto him, a living sacrifice. Intimacy. We want to see into you, oh God. Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord.
🎶What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus Christ my King. Now and forever our God reigns. Yours is the kingdom, the glory, the name above all names. What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus.
Betty. When we were born-again, not only did God come to live in us in the person of Holy Spirit, he also wrote his name in our very midst. His name is in us. When you speak his name, it’s not just coming out of your mouth, it’s come out of your spirit. It’s a holy invasion.
He said in the Old Testament about the temple, that his name would be there. Are you not the temple of the Living God? Are we not his dwelling place? And he has put his name on us and in us. When we confessed his name, he came alive again. His name is powerful. As you were singing and we continue to sing his name tonight, Jesus, I want you to see every mountain moved, every obstacle removed from your path.
There is nothing that can stop, or thwart, or stand up against the name of Jesus. We are decreeing and declaring the name of Jesus over your life, over your sphere of influence, over your family, over everything that concerns you tonight.
🎶Jesus, my Jesus. Only heaven knows how far you’ve gone to say you love us. It’s extravagant; it doesn’t make sense; we’ll never comprehend, the way you love us. We praise you for your blood, King Jesus. Come and wash away every stain, every pain.
Anna. He says, I’m washing you and purifying everything that’s been mixed up. He’s purifying. It’s His pure water. It’s giving us life. It’s the river of life. It’s time to drink it in tonight. Take a big drink tonight because he’s washing you from the inside out, the outside in. Nothing off limits.
What can wash away my sin? What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. You blood is singing out with life. It’s shouting out the lies. The precious blood of Christ. It’s come to wash us. Heaven is singing out with life. It’s shouting down the lies.
Fully and wholly whole. He’s putting your pieces back together. You know me. Nothing is hidden from your sight. You know every detail of my life. You are God and you don’t miss a thing.
Betty. How thankful we are that you know us, every detail, the very number of the hairs on our head. You made us. I want to say that word over you one more time. I really want you to let this word sink in your hearts, because it’s from the Father.
“I created you. I know what you are capable of. I know you love me. I know you will go for me. I know you will run for me. I know you. I made you Resilient.”
Giving is always an opportunity and Miracle City is good ground. Danette is good ground. We are going to receive into the cornucopia, the harvest. A few weeks ago during worship I saw us like a cornucopia. We are His cornucopia. You’re His horn of plenty. I decree and declare tonight harvest over you.
This is a kingdom work and as you sow into the kingdom, as you sow into the cornucopia, I decree and declare that you are sowing into the horn of plenty. And it comes back to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. The Word of God says that God will cause men to give into your laps. It’s in the book, when you give good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over.
The Lord has been saying to me, This is about overflow tonight. I decree and declare that you are His cornucopia. You are His horn of plenty, and there is a sound and a song, and resources and capabilities that are stored up on the inside of you, and I call them out in Jesus name. As you sow into the horn, may you become the horn, the cornucopia, the horn of plenty. Amen.
Father, I thank you for the manifestation of your Word, that we are in a now environment, and for what you have stored in Danette. Holy Spirit, you are the one that carries her. Your word is in her mouth. She opens it wide and you fill it.
Father, I thank you for the Judge, the DANette. We put a demand on this apostolic prophetic gift. As she speaks Your word in her mouth it causes us to come to the edge of our seats in Jesus name. Amen.
Danette Riley. (Referring to her neck brace.) This thing is ugly but it serves a purpose. I need it. This, too, is prophetic. There may be some things in your life that are ugly right now, but they serve a purpose.
Lord, we welcome you and we thank you. I honor you. I want to welcome you here and thank you for coming. You are here by divine purpose. The Lord has brought you here and we are honored for you to be in the house.
I honor Dorothy here tonight. She is a mama to me and I’ve known her 40 years. She was a school teacher at Myrick Elementary. I was there from the fourth through the seventh grades, four very pivotal years of my life. School was very important to me. Not everybody gets what they need at home. But the Lord made sure I got what I needed when I went to school. I loved school and thrived there, and he made sure there were people there who loved me.
Dorothy is one of them. She stood with me even after that. Our paths crossed again during husband #2. My testimony is real, gray and dark. I am going to protect the names of some people. They’re not innocent, but we’re all not innocent. And I’m going to obey the Lord. This is on him. I’m just going to do what he would have me do.
I honor you, Dorothy. You are witnessing one of my dreams tonight coming true—one of the dreams in the 90s when I was messed up from the neck up. Like right now I’m messed up from the neck up (physically). In the 90s I was messed up. Dorothy is one of those who believed in me and who loved me, and who believed the prophetic word of the Lord spoken over my life.
He wants me to encourage you. He said for me to be very transparent. I’m going back into some places in my past and they are places like they never happened. When the Lord makes you whole and redeems you, and he redeems the time, it’s as if you are looking back into someone else’s life. The memories don’t hurt anymore because the Lord has made you whole.
When Dorothy walked in, I remember in the 90s walking down the highway because I was either kicked out or I left. Dorothy and Stephanie were driving through and she said, Stephanie, I think that’s Danette. We have to go back and get her. Right place, right time. It was like Ruth and Naomi. Where you go, I go. She has stuck with me through thick and thin, picked me up at night no telling how many times, and gave me a safe place to stay. It was never, I told you so, etc. It was, Do you need some place to stay? I love her and I know she loves me.
The Lord has her in this place so that she can witness the Lord allowing me to step out and do what he said I would do. Lord, I thank you for that. I want to encourage you.
Betty. You’re her harvest.
Danette. Lord, we thank you it’s harvest time. Like T. D. Jakes said, The devil should have killed me when he had the chance. That reminds me of the night we were in New Orleans with T. D. Jakes and the group wanted to leave me because I was barefoot and drunk in the Holy Spirit. Dorothy said, We can’t leave her. They said, She’ll find a way home. And Dorothy said, We are not leaving her. This van is not leaving her. It’s kind of like Marion Neill not leaving on the airplane without Betty. I’m not leaving her. Everybody needs a Naomi and a Ruth.
This is 10/24/19. We are about to end a year and step into a new place. I”m not sure what it is, if it’s an it or a who, but the Lord is wanting to take an account. It’s a Reckoning Time. There are issues or situations that cannot go with you into this new era, into this new place. The Lord is saying, Era. Clay Nash said, We’re about to step into a ten year run of the best years of our life.
The Lord wants us to take inventory. So here we are. By modeling or a case in point, he has asked me to go back and to look. When I go back and look at situations in my life, the Lord has never failed me. He’s never left me. Through is all it’s been a learning process, I’m still learning, and I’ll learn until I die.
I know that I know that I’m a signpost for the body of Christ. The Lord is saying, especially to women in this hour, Come out of the cave and take your place—wherever your place is. Take your place.
This is for somebody here. Prophetess does not mean prophet less. Do you hear what I’m saying? Prophetess does not mean prophet less. Whatever the Lord has called you to do, He is saying it’s now time to step into it. He will allow us to go back into our past to visit it, to see. His words to me were, I want you to see how far you’ve come. I want you to know how proud of you I am in the process. Man looks in the outward appearance, but our God looks on the heart.
When I was younger—we do things when we don’t love ourselves. That’s pride. We have some people who love themselves too much. That’s another message. But there are those who don’t love themselves enough and that’s pride. It’s just a different kind.
I’m happy to report that in my 40s I looked in the mirror one day and said, Danette, I love you. I’m 53 now. In my 40s I could look in the mirror and say, You’re good enough. I love you and the Lord did a good thing. Each of us is on a journey. We are fearfully and wonderfully made and He knows the calling on our lives. He knows what he’s fashioned us for and what he’s designed us to do. So, Danette, I love you. That was phenomenal for me to be able to say that.
Back to the 9s. In the 90s I remember Grace Covenant Church in my 20s. I had my first daughter, C. C., at 19. I’m a mother of 5, grandmother of 6. Four daughters and one son, Isaiah, my baby boy. I was pregnant with Brenna. At that time I didn’t love me. This is sad, but someone needs to hear this. When I was young I believed that when I had children they would love me because they wouldn’t know any better. That was sad. That they would be so young that they would love me because they wouldn’t know any better.
I have had so many mess-ups but the Lord has redeemed every one of them. When Dorothy walked in, she said, I remember you telling me that you would wear your children as ornaments around your neck like a bride. The Lord gave me that word in the 90s. When he told me that I was about to be married to husband #2. You can meet the devil at church. The devil does go to church. He’s not the devil. Close, but not! I couldn’t laugh about it if the Lord hadn’t fixed it. He’s not the devil.
This is what happened. The enemy in him was attracted to the enemy in me and we made quite a cocktail. He and I had two beautiful children, Brenna and Isaiah. The good that came out of the bad. I know some of you are in situations, going through things, and the Lord is wanting me to share some of these mess-ups to let you know you don’t have to do it just right.
While I was going through all of this, I would say to those closest to me, The Lord didn’t get me in this mess, but He is going to get me out. And we will file this mess-up under ABCD etc. because this is teaching material for later on. The Lord is going to use me. There is a call on my life. I’m going to preach the Gospel. I know you don’t believe it. But the Lord is going to make good out of this mess in my life. I was preaching even then.
So be strengthened and encouraged because there is not anything he cannot fix. The world will throw you away. There will be people who will not understand you. But God will not throw you away.
I Samuel 1. Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the Lord.
Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the Lord had closed her womb. Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
Twice we see this phrase, The Lord closed her womb. The Lord wants some of us to realize tonight and look from the perspective that not everything that is happening to us is the devil. When he can get us quiet and say, Be still and know that I am God, he will do that with his Word or with someone. Be quiet and still, and then he will share with us his perspective of what he is doing in it.
When we’re able to grab hold of the fact that God closed her womb, What do you do when God closes your womb? Then the other wife Peninnah, meaning Pearl, had already been through some stuff. It takes an irritate in there, a parasite, to cause a pearl, a beautiful stone to be produced. The Lord wants us to look from His perspective.
Joseph is a prime example. There was no way he could endure what he endured if he had not known through his relationship with the Lord that they were not doing anything TO him. They were doing it FOR him.
I am declaring and decreeing to somebody in this room tonight that the enemy is not doing anything TO you. He’s going it FOR you. It’s a timing issue. Hannah was barren. The Lord closed the womb so that he could get the greatest amount of glory when Samuel was born.
I find this very interesting. The Pearl who had been irritated and aggravated even in her own name, instead of honoring and loving and being Christ-like, was provoking and vexing Hannah to the point she could not eat. Hannah was go to pray and Eli could only see her lips move and thought she was drunk. She was pouring out her heart to the Lord.
The Lord is telling me to say to some of you, Do not throw your pearls before swine. There are Ruths and Naomis in this season of your life. I’ve been guilty when the Lord started telling me what he was going to do with my life, I got very excited. He takes me up on the mountaintop and he’s telling me all these things I’m going to do. You’ve got to know who is in your circle. That’s what I’m driving at.
Peter, James, and John up on the Mount of Transfiguration. There were twelve disciples. They were three. The Lord is saying, Evaluate your circle. See who is in your life. It doesn’t mean people are bad. It means there are certain seasons in your life where JoJo cannot gogo. (laughter) You’ve got to let them go. Cut the cord. Do the evaluation and cut the cord. It doesn’t mean you don’t love them. That’s not what it means.
It means He is taking us through. Some of us are already in the narrow places. We are in transition. Some are in the birth canal of transition. Some are being impregnated, then you’ve got the 9 months that are coming. For some, the baby is here.
On Sunday, the Lord gave Nancy the word, Are you willing? Are you willing to take care of what God has birthed in you? Not everybody can go with you. I’m hearing T. D. Jakes again. Not everybody that is with you is for you. That’s a big deal. So you’ve got to know. First of all, the Lord is the one that’s in the court with us. Like my kids. You’re either right or nice. Who’s running shotgun with you? The Lord wants us to know that. It’s a self-evaluation.
We were talking Sunday and we want to be like Samuels. I declare and decree that every person in this room will be like Samuel. Samuel means to be heard or to hear. We lean into the Lord and not one of the words the Lord gives us falls to the ground.
The word that comes out of our mouth, because we are listening to the Lord and we are pressed into his chest and into his heart, we will release only the pure. Like Anna was singing about, the pure river, the pure flow of God’s Word. That not one thing he gives us falls to the ground.
I thought it very interesting that there were two articles yesterday about pearls. That’s the way he’s been speaking to me. He said, Usually people look to see what has happened. Last year he said, You will look in the newspaper to see what I’m about to do. I will prophetically highlight things for you and you will see what I’m about to do.
We are not on the defensive in the body of Christ now. We are on the offensive. He does not want us to be reactive. He want us to be proactive. We’re on top and not on the bottom.
One of the articles about pearls said a couple was in a restaurant and this pearl was a once in a lifetime find. The other was the oldest pearl ever found in the world and it’s in one of the Biblical areas.
The six in the lineage in I Samuel are Zuph, Tohu, Elihu, Jeroham, Elkanah, and then Samuel. Zuph means honeycomb. Tohu means that lives; that declares. Elihu—He is my God. Jeroham—Cherished; One who finds mercy. Elkanah—God has created; God has taken possession. Samuel—Name of God; God heard; to hear. God had a plan. God has a plan for all of our lives and he knows when to bring people into our lives.
The Lord knows what’s best and he wants us to pack light and travel light, and be able to step and move into this next season in our lives. The Lord brought Rick Riley to me.
The Lord knows what’s in our hearts. I have known him all my life but never spoke to him. He was my friend’s brother. The Lord said, I couldn’t let you talk to each other because you would mess that up. The Lord loves me and I know he loves me. I would have messed it up.
I’m a hard cookie to live with and He gave him to me. He gave me a man who loves me and honors me. And the Lord began to teach me how a man should treat a woman. And how a father should treat a daughter, because I didn’t have those models. Today we have some women who don’t have models. I didn’t know how a good father would treat his daughter. So I didn’t know how a good husband should treat his wife.
For that matter, I didn’t know how to treat him. It was my way or the highway. That’s the way I was. Submission? What are you talking about? I’m not submitting to anybody. There ain’t no man gonna tell me what to do! Then I learned what true submission is. It’s the hand in the glove. And what real love is. That’s what submission is.
Lord, I thank you for every woman in this place. I thank you that delays do not mean denials. And Lord, where there are areas in our lives that seem barren and may be barren, I thank you that we are able to say thank you when you close our wombs. The Lord says to tell you it’s just a matter of time. It’s takes time for the wine to mature. That’s what he is doing. He knows the end from the beginning.
Isaiah 54:1-3 AMPC. Sing, oh barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child. For the spiritual children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord.
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes, for you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
The Lord told us last year in this house to eat the book of Isaiah. But the book of Isaiah was the one I ate for years. In this book the Lord would have me put my name in the places, Where there has been no peace, I’m going to renew the covenant of peace with you—when my life was like a pinball machine; it was so scattered. I didn’t know what to do. I would go to bed thinking I would die and go to hell. It was one torment after another.
I was saved when I was 13, but the Lord began to unfold this book in my life and tell me what he was going to do. You’re going to forget the shame of your youth. You’re going to wear your children around your neck as ornaments like a bride. He spoke of my sons, and I didn’t have sons when he gave me that. Now I have sons.
When the Lord gave Rick Riley to me, he had two sons, Brannon and Dalton. My son’s name is Brannon Isaiah. The Lord said, Double for your trouble. We have a Brannon on the left of the house and a Brannon on the right. Only God could come up with that. In Isaiah it says, The children will say even in your hearing, This place is too small.
I heard them say that last year. This place is too small for us. I’m saying to you, It’s worth the wait, whatever it is. You can take God at his word. I’m standing here in my right mind, and I shouldn’t be. I’ve been clinically depressed, checked myself in more than once, three times in the 90s. I was hearing voices.
Really, I was hearing the Lord. He said, You’re going to live and not die. You’re going to declare the praises of your God who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. He had a plan for me. He has a plan for you. I don’t care what you’re going through, how bad you messed it up, or how bad it is. I’m standing here telling you he is going to come through.
Do I bring labor and not delivery? He doesn’t do that. Delivery is coming. There is a set time. Jesus was brought forth in the set time. He knows our set times and our set places. There is nothing he cannot do. There is nothing that he won’t do. There is an opportune time that he is waiting on. You don’t have to go out looking for it.
I heard Betty say for years, You don’t have to hand out business cards. You don’t have to call, to ask somebody to let you speak. She modeled for me all these years. You don’t have to ask. When it’s your time, the Lord will open a door for you and you have to be willing to step into it.
When he says, Come out of the cave, you need to come out of the cave and step into it. Lord, I thank you for tonight and everyone in this place. I thank you that we are not going out as we came in. I thank you that we are strengthened, that every woman in this room is a bronze wall and an iron pillar, a fortified city.
Lord, I thank you that no weapon forged against anyone in this place prospers. We refute every tongue that would rise up in accusation against us—and I say even our own tongues, because with women it’s our own tongue that is our worst enemy. Lord, we negate that. Lord, this is our heritage. We are your servants and our vindication is from you.
Lord, I thank you for strength. I thank you that you have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. Depression is not a sound mind. Right now, in the name of Jesus, by the power that has been vested in me as a daughter of the King, I break it; I break the spirit of depression off of you right now in the name of Jesus. You have no place here. You have to go.
Lord, I thank you that we are not in a barren place. Father, I thank you that we are fruitful and are part of a fruitful vine. You cause us to bear fruit and we bear fruit that stands. I thank you, God, that it will not be plucked from the vine. I thank you for fullness and it’s to the full, that it’s on time. It’s on time.
I thank you, God, that the peace of God rules and reigns in the hearts of your women in this place and those that are watching. I thank you that the peace of God rules and reigns in our hearts. Perfect love casts out all fear. Perfect love casts out all fear. I thank you that we are the head and not the tail. We are above and never beneath. We are blessed in the city and we’re blessed in the country.
Lord, I thank you that our kneading baskets are not empty. I thank you that we stand up and rise up and step into who we are, because we know whose we are. Lord, I thank you that true success is not running ahead or stepping on the backs of people. True success in your kingdom cannot be attained in any way unless we reach down and pull others up with us as we go in.
Lord, I thank you for this word, that you’re going to seal it. I thank you for the spirit of Caleb and that we have different spirits in this room. We want our mountain. We’re going to take our mountain. We’re going to take it. I thank you for birthright and destiny, inheritance. I thank you that nothing has been lost. Nothing has been broken. He said, My word does not return void but it accomplishes the purpose for which I sent it.
If you’re in this place and the enemy is trying to work a number on you, I want you to move from your seat and come to this altar. Anna, would you come back. We’re going to worship. The Lord is going to make an exchange. He wants us to make an exchange. He doesn’t want us to leave how we came. He does not want you to be weighted down. It doesn’t matter what anybody thinks or says. Here, there is no judgment at all. Just obey the Lord and come.
🎶At the foot of the cross, pain and suffering leave. You won my heart. Now I can trade these ashes for beauty, and wear forgiveness like a crown. I lay every burden down at the foot of the cross.