Terry Casales - June 10, 2020
(Photo: Lion at the New York Public Library / travel.mapquestcom)
Beloved, everything that I have created has been done with great care and precision! Every detail of My creation is much like the stroke of an artist’s paintbrush in the creation of a masterpiece! I put everything that I Am in everything I create beloved!
Nothing I create is ever done by accident! There is intentionality in everything I create! Before I create anything, I dream about it and I picture it in My Mind! I meditate and ponder it in My Mind before I create it in much the same way as a stone carver can take an unformed piece of marble and see in his mind the image of what is inside the stone that he is chipping away at to get to.
He sees the finished product. He sees the diamond in the rough. He can see the beauty inside the unformed stone. He sees the creation that is waiting to be revealed on the inside of that stone! This is how I see you beloved! I see you as the beautiful finished product in Me beloved! I see the priceless treasure that you are that has been hidden and I have been revealing as I have been chipping away at everything that does not belong to you — I am removing what was never meant to be a part of your makeup!
I can see past the mess that you see - the unformed piece of rock — and I see the resplendent finished work — the masterpiece that you are beloved! The real “you” that will be displayed and be proudly presented for all the world to see! You are that rare and priceless work of art beloved! Dearest one, you are that masterpiece that could only be redeemed by Jesus Himself!
Allow Me to chip away the pieces of marble that have kept you hidden beloved! Allow Me to reveal the essence and the core of who I created you to be that I can see beloved! I know that it has been a long and painstaking process dearest one! Believe Me when I say that every piece of stone that has kept you bound by the enemy I have carefully removed from you. Much like Michelangelo claimed his job was to free the human form trapped inside the block of stone, I Am freeing you from where the enemy has kept you imprisoned in the dark dearest one! Just like an artist begins with a form already in mind and finds a stone to complement his/her vision, so I have already pre-chosen you with much care to complement My vision dearest one!
Just like the earth had no form, a large piece of rock without life and purpose, which I converted into the beautiful thing I created in My mind’s eye, so I Am doing with you dearest one! Much like the sculptor may begin with forming a model in clay, so I formed you in your mother’s womb dearest one! I had already sketched you in the tablet of My mind!
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness [a]was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. - Genesis 1:2-3 (NKJV)
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. - Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” - Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV)
Dearest one, I understand that this roughing out stage has been very painful as I had to hammer off the largest pieces of unwanted stone from you that the enemy had placed on you your entire life. As I have been chipping away at the smaller pieces very gently, I Am taking great care to measure you along the way looking for lines that are aligned to My original design in you. The more you have allowed me to continue this process, your true form has been coming into shape.
As you receive fresh revelation of your true identity in Me, I Am polishing you, sanding and smoothing away the rough parts oftentimes with sand paper or sand cloth and other times with a harder stone than the stone you were being carved from. This has been the place where you have no doubt felt very weary because this is where I have been wearing away at the rough patches of heaviness the enemy has been oppressing you with. But take heart, beloved, because this abrading is where I Am bringing out your true colors and adding the sheen of My glory to your surface revealing your true image in Me.
As you receive the words that I speak over you about what I say about you, in the secret place, in this process, the more your true self will begin to be formed and be made manifest in you as you are being transformed into My image! And as you do, you will see yourself as I see you — as the new creation you were always meant to be in Me, free from that block of stone!
Beloved, I Am the Master Craftsman and everything I form is good! You are My masterpiece!
31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. - Genesis 1:31 (NKJV)
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. - Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. - Isaiah 64:8 (NKJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. - Romans 8:19 (NKJV)