The Transgender Truth

Hot button subjects are not waters I like to wade into, but they are crossing over into mainstream life which will begin to alter the way we think if we do not hit it head on. Deception has a way of subtly sneaking into our thoughts, through music, movies, books, newspapers, and television shows. Whenever you add a message to music or a movie it solidifies that message in our thoughts in a way that just reading does not do. So, with this issue going public, I decided it was time to address the truth about the transgender issue.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 says, “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” (The Message)

I like the way the Message bible translates this verse, because most Christians are really good at recognizing whether they believe fruit is good or bad and if it is bad they want to pluck it, throw it away and think by doing so it is gone. But the reality of a tree is that bad fruit is the product of a rotten root, the issue is not the fruit, it is the root. That is why in this translation it says, God goes to the root of things, for it you go to the root, you can change the fruit. So, as this pertains to the transgender issue what we are seeing is the fruit of a deeper unseen root.

The root of the transgender issue is one of identity. Transgender people are manifesting because people have an identity crisis. They don’t know who they are. But the root goes even deeper, the reason they are having an identity crisis is because people have grown up fatherless. Fathers instill identity, so when fatherlessness is rampant, identity issues will take root and the fruits they produce are countless, but the root is an identity issue that came from fatherlessness. Now this is not a slam on men, for most men are products of fatherlessness themselves and they too have their own identity issue, that is why they don’t themselves know how to be fathers.

I believe the reason God is releasing the revelation of the Father, that songs are rising about Him being a good good Father is because, we are so in need of a Father, who will instill identity into us as sons and daughters. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 we see the 5-fold restoration of God, the first thing a Father restores is relationship, no shame, no condemnation, no questions, no scolding, just an embrace, a restoration of the relationship. Next we see the restoration of identity, by the placing of the robe on the son, I Peter 2:9 says, we are a royal priesthood, the robe is a symbol of identity. Once the relationships is restored, the Father restores our identity. The only way this happens is by spending time with the Father. When we are fatherless, we fear getting close to the Father, so we talk about Him, sing about Him, but do not let our hearts get close to Him.

Jesus said, You honor me with your lips, but your hearts are far from Me (Matthew 15:18). The invitation from heaven is to come near, come to your senses, you are a son, you are a daughter of God, every human being was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), if you would turn toward Him He will run to you. Prodigals are not in the streets only, they are in the church and if we would return, we could show those in the streets who our Father is and then He would restore their identity as a son or daughter designed in His image. The transgender truth is not about malicious sexual, deviant or heinous sin, it is a cry for identity, it is a call for someone to show them the Father!

Separating the Spies

In the book of Numbers there is story about Moses sending out 12 spies, one from each of the tribes of Israel to see what the land God is sending them into looks like. These spies were to come back and report what they saw as they searched the land. Here is what Moses instructed them to do according to Numbers 13:17-20, “See what the land is like and see whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor?” Moses was seeking a detailed report of what they saw as they spied out the land God was giving them. 

The Lord has sent out spies across America, He has instructed us to search the land and to bring back a report to the people of God. What kind of land do we have? What kind of country is America? What do you see? What are you hearing? What report do you have about the land, we call America? Whether people were professionally or publically commissioned to do this or if it was just in their heart to pay attention to America through the news, travel, other people’s experiences or what they are hearing in the Spirit, God has sent out spies into the land. And now they are returning in droves with their report about what they saw. When the spies return, there is a separation of the spies. 
In the book of Numbers 13, the bible says that 10 of the 12 spies came back with a bad report. That means the majority of people that went to spy out the land came back with a report that was negative based on what they saw in the natural. Many people are speaking about what they see in the natural and the report they are bringing back about America is negative. They proclaiming judgment, destruction, and a variety of other negative reports about this land we call America. Even people from other nations that hear about the decisions our nation makes are speaking one of two reports. But remember, the majority came back with a bad report and those who did were not allowed to enter the promised land. God does not like negative reports, no matter how factual they may seem to the person bringing it. 
The spies are being separated right now, they are proclaiming out of their mouth what is in their heart and for the majority it is negative. But God, see something different for this nation. God sees the covenant that was made by the founding fathers, God sees who He created this nation to be, God sees the people in this land and the fruit of this land as a good thing, God sees America through the eyes of the minority that are speaking life, speaking blessing, speaking restoration, speaking the Truth as God sees it over this land. Isaiah 53:1 says, “Whose report have you believed?” The answer to this question will be critical in the very near future. 
The spies have been separated, 10 have brought back a bad report, which produced fear in the people of God and 2, who are said to be of a different spirit, brought back a good report and they are the ones that get to lead the people of God into the promised land. It has been said many times that there is no promotion without a test. Well the test we just went through was the spy report test. I know many did not know they were taking a test, but the tests God gives us is to reveal what is in our hearts, so we can either make excuses or make adjustments once we see what is in our hearts. The test has been completed because the reports have come in and even though the majority speak things that produce fear, there are a few who say we can take this land. Whose report are you going to believe? I am going to believe the report of the Lord. We can take this land, it is a land flowing with milk and honey!

Deborah’s Arising

A prophetic word spoken through Elaine Tavolacci…
The past few months there has been an increase in spiritual warfare against women. The Holy Spirit brought me back to a prophetic word that I had received last year. I had a dream of a great swarm of large, brightly colored yellow and black bumble bees flying around in my room as I was reading my bible. When I woke up I first interpreted the bees as being symbolic for spiritual warfare, but after further study the Lord revealed something totally contrary to that. In the book of Judges the prophetess Deborah’s name means “Bee”. The Lord also revealed to me that honey represents revelation. This is the word that the Holy Spirit gave me for the Deborah’s who are arising.
The Lord says, I am raising up the Deborah’s who will be leaders in the days ahead. They will become My voice as they carry My prophetic word to the nations. As they release My word, it will be as honey, bringing revelation. They will be righteous judges of the land, and bring a word of morality to the nations. They will move in great authority with signs following. As they set the captives free it will bring conviction and transformation. As the days grow darker, they will bring comfort to others as they distribute the milk and deliver the honey. They will shift the atmosphere wherever they go, and as they worship, strongholds will be destroyed. They will instruct others how to walk, how to war, and how to resist temptation. They will bring direction to those who are compliant to My word and correction to those who are in rebellion. They will carry a clear stream of My river because they are not tainted by the influence of darkness. Their eyes are clear because they are not being defiled by unclean images.
These women will no longer be dishonored or rejected as leaders. They will not be silenced any more by the church or by the media because I have placed My anointing upon them, and My authority within them. Do not refuse them as they will carry a two edged sword to divide the religious traditions of man, from the truth of My word. They will bring a clear distinction of the genuine prophetic word and uncover that which is deception and counterfeit.
These Deborah’s will arise and defeat the taskmasters and those who are oppressing the body of Christ. They will always be successful in annihilating and exposing the assignments of the enemy. They will walk in a spirit of love and forgiveness and will not take offense when being confronted with opposition. You will know them by their fruit as they release My word to the nations, bring deliverance and release those who are bound says the Lord……