Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Seeing Jesus - September 2016

As I took my seat, the first song our church played focused on the Holy Spirit with an upbeat tempo. As I raised my hands to worship the Lord, I closed my eyes. With no effort on my part, I saw myself, as if standing behind and to the left of my physical body. My body shrank in a blink of an eye and I became child-sized as an indistinct, child-sized figure came forward and took both my hands in His. We began hopping around in a circle the way children do when the dance and play.
Grinning like a kid, I sent a silent thought of ‘thank you’ to the Holy Spirit. I had been asking Him to make himself more real to me so I could see Him as the third person of the Trinity instead of an “it.” This incredible introduction seemed like a wonderful experience and I was grateful for the awesome day at church.
Jesus by Akiane
The next song, one of my favorites, was a waltz-like tune that says, “You’re my one desire, you’re my one thirst, more than anything, I seek You first…” As I raised my hands and closed my eyes I saw myself dancing with the Lord whose features were indistinct, but I knew instantly who it was, nonetheless. My right hand dropped slightly while my left came down in front of my stomach, mimicking the position in the vision. It seemed natural for my feet to follow the path the Lord led me on as we waltzed together.
Towards the end of the song a thought that wasn’t mine enters my mind, “This is our song.”
Mulling over those words, I finally reply, “Lord, this song is about how much I need You. Why is it our song?”

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wrestling with God - September, 2016

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

Seeing Jesus wasn’t as… easy… as I thought it would be. It took me three days to be able to speak about it without sobbing. (Click Here for that story) Even so, the emotion of the encounter kept my eyes overflowing as I recounted the event to Mom. You would think this personal appearance and emotional connection would have placated my desire to learn from Him in Heaven, but it had quite the opposite effect.

Throughout the week I kept thinking of all the people who worshiped Him just the way I did, yet, did He appear to them? Mom, sisters, friends… All wanted to encounter Him. Why didn’t He appear to more people?

My husband slept quietly beside me. Exhaustion tugged at me, yet I couldn’t sleep. “Lord, for years Tony has asked for a single word from you – it would mean so much to him, yet You remain silent.” Emotion begins to swell from somewhere deep inside. My thought become an anguished cry, “Why do you remain silent when a single word from you would mean so much to so many! You have given me so much and others so little…WHY?”

I listed each of the answers that people had given me when I had asked why God speaks to some and not to others:

Ø  It would eliminate the need for faith.
Ø  He can’t because of our sin.
Ø  He speaks when it is necessary.
Ø  It would violate our free will.

As I mentioned each one I gave Bible stories and verses that showed why none of these applied to what I knew of Him from His word. Consumed with anguish for all those who seek Him, I declared, “I cannot work for a God I do not know. You must tell me why a good and kind God doesn’t talk to creation or I cannot go on working for you!”

Monday, July 11, 2016

Anointed by an Angel (First Test as a Prophet) - June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

Preparing to move to a new home really impacted my life: it was several days before I could finally join Eagle Mountain International Church (EMIC) for their Sunday service - thank God for a DVR which allows me to catch up when life gets in the way. Pastor George started by announcing, “After service last Sunday, I felt a little let down.... It didn't seem like we had received the promised visitation. Had we not done what was necessary? Did we fall short in some way?” 

I nodded my head, I had felt same way.  Last Sunday George talked a lot about appearances of the Lord but nothing seemed to manifest – no one stepped up to say that they saw anything unusual and the presence of the Holy Spirit wasn’t any more than normal.

On the TV George continued, “That afternoon I received a text from the children's church leader: We had a visitation from the Lord!”

The Holy Spirit filled the room as he explained, “Usually we coordinate our services, but this week I hadn't said anything to her about the word I had received from God about having a visitation from Jesus at the service!” Pastor George described the miraculous visitation that had occurred in children's part of the church:

The teacher reported that the presence of God was so strong that she could barely stand. 
More than 80 children (kindergarten through 4th grade) sat perfectly still with no squirming or fidgeting for more than two hours as the Holy Spirit came in like a flood to fill the room.  
The teen assistant felt compelled to take each child, one by one, look them in the eyes and prophesy over each one: the other children waited patiently for their turn.

If you know kids this age, you know what a miracle this is. Many kids came to the stage of the main church to repeat the testimony they had given the previous Sunday. I watched and listened, every hair on my body standing on end as the presence of the Lord filled the room:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2015 Prophecy Fulfillment

When I realized that I was not going to Heaven in 2015, one of the things I struggled with was that so many "prophecies" given by others seemed to be saying the same thing. Jerry Savelle gave one such prophecy:

Experiencing the greater glory is still My plan
And you’ll see The Great I Am shall visit your land
Manifestations of My Spirit as never before
And demonstrations of My power from shore to shore
Supernatural provision and greater breakthroughs too
Yes, this is My plan and My will for you

The powers of darkness will no longer stand
For I will show them the strength of My right hand
I’ll have My way and all shall see
No power is greater nor equal to Me
My people will rise up and take their place
And no enemy will stop them from finishing their race

Yes, 2015 you’ll surely see will be a year that will go down in history
So, lift up your hands and boldly decree

Something great is about to happen to me!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I'm All In - Feb. 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

On February 13th, my husband and I left for Hawaii to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. My husband's aunt and uncle stayed with the kids so we could have a second honeymoon. Since the “God stuff” sometimes became a burden on my husband, I decided to focus on our marriage during those ten days. 
It is not as if I stopped believing God or following Him, I just didn't focus on Him. Instead of a close friend, a constant companion, He was an acquaintance. Like many Christians, I called on Him when I needed Him and did
n't really think of Him any other time. “When I return home I will dive back in,” I told myself. After all, He has shown me amazing things and called me as His prophet, I should be eager to draw close to Him again... Right?

Monday the 21st we returned home from the Islands on one of the worst red-eye flights I have ever endured. With only two hours of sleep I took a brief  nap then spent the remainder of the day crashed on the couch watching secular TV that had been recorded on my DVR while I was gone. The next day I finished up all the recorded programs while I tended to some business items from my home office. Wednesday I had to go to the Resilient Publishing headquarters downtown. I listened to praise music while I drove. By bedtime I could feel the Holy Spirit calling me into prayer and meditation. Bible stories came to mind, and I knew the Holy Spirit was revealing them so I could put them before God in prayer. Curled up behind my husband, I pushed the thought out of my head and focused on anything I could, but not God.

The quiet voice of the Holy Spirit whispered inside my head, “Why are you avoiding God?”

Tears cascaded down my cheeks. The flood was so insistent that my nose quickly became overcome. Afraid that my sniffling would wake my husband, I eased out of bed, I took refuge in the bathroom so I wouldn't wake my husband. It took only moments in the harsh light on the cold porcelain toilet to realize that I wasn't crying because I felt bad for being distant from God, but because a part of me didn't want to go back to the intimacy we shared.

Until I stepped away from my close relationship with God on my second honeymoon, I didn't realize how lonely I had become. I felt so very good to be “normal,” to just coast along and not be concerned with anything that wasn’t an immediate need, with stuff that I couldn't share with my friends and family. It was so much easier. 

My life had become a kind of tightrope walk. I had to consider very carefully what I said to whom. It was like I couldn’t reveal my true face to anyone, even those closest to me. That was the most difficult part – keeping a lid on God with those I saw every day.

The other revelation I had recently had complicated matters: Over the last few months I had begun to realize that I was indeed becoming Reba from my book, Prophecy of the Flame. The one thing that I heard over and over about Reba is, “I really didn’t like her at first, but then I realized she had a good heart…” and “Reba isn’t the type of person I’d like to just hang with…” I now know that as my walk with God continues there will be very few people who will want to be close friends, true friends with me.
Yes, I have actually met my guardian angel and experienced some amazing things, but I couldn't share all the insights God was giving me with anyone. It always created an “overload.” They quickly grew tired of hearing about God and things related to Him – probably because everything I saw, every experience I had, the Holy Spirit would reveal God or the lack there of in that situation.

At that moment as tears rolled down my cheeks, I knew I had been given this sabbatical so I would be intimately aware of the choice before me: 

  • On one hand I had an easy life of a “normal” Christian. Our family would talk about God on Sunday after church and say prayers at the dinner table. I would be in the audience as someone else prayed for a complete healing. I would witness the awesome glory of God from afar, just as I have many times, and if I was a part of it, it would be minor.
  • On the other hand I would be sent out to speak God's words... I would be right in the thick of it. Many times God has shown me visions of standing before a stadium of people, praying in the name of His Son and ALL were healed. But I’ve never wanted to be on stage so this was not a very good incentive – He could and would call another. Then I saw, there in my other hand, my ticket to Heaven. 

What would I give to go to Heaven and speak to Jesus? What would I endure to go?

“Anything,” I whispered, “everything I have is Yours.” 

As the thought took firm root in my heart, the tears disappeared. The road may be much harder than I ever imagined, but haven’t we been given the Comforter – the Holy Spirit? The Lord may, one day, be my only friend, but He is enough.

When I went back to bed I used my customary opening prayer to enter into the presence of God then continued, “I come before You as Your humble servant, Your prophet to remind You of what Your word says. Does it not tell us of how Noah, Your prophet, walked with You? It says that You spoke with Moses face to face and his face shown with Your glory. God, I know that you are not a respecter of persons, that what You do for one You will do for another. I ask, Father, that You walk with me, talk with me as You did with them. I ask this the name of Your son and my Savior, Jesus. Amen”
As I prayed these words, I knew what this prayer meant: It would set me farther apart from others than I am now. But I was at peace with that. I know little about being a prophet and I want to do a good job. I need training. James Durham said Jesus wants people called to work for God to visit Him in Heaven for training. There could be no greater honor then being taught by the Lord Himself, no matter the cost.

I moved from prayer into meditation. Mere moments passed before thoughts of my website came to mind. God had given me one thing to fix, now He was showing me another. “Why are these things interfering with my meditation?” I asked.

“Why have you not done them yet?” the quiet voice of the Holy Spirit asked back.

“I was going to activate it when I returned from Heaven,” I thought back. 

“Did God not heal your back,” the spirit answered “did He not send His messenger to speak your name to Craig right now? Are you His prophet or not?”

It felt like I was at a Texas Holdem’ table. God has put all His chips on the table, calling me out. I pictured myself pushing all my chips into the center of the table, “I’m all in, God. I will transform my website as soon as I am able.” Within two days I activated the pages I had created to inbed my author site within my prophet website. On Friday, February 25th, I declared to the world what God has called me to be on the front page of my website: LynnHardy.com. I wait patiently for God to teach me and give me my first assignment. 

Posts About Being a Prophet

In March of 2014 I released Angels Believe in You. This book covers a 13 year period of my life where some interest things occurred:

  • I heard the voice of God
  • received two undeniable physical signs from God
  • saw angels and demons on thirteen separate occasions
  • was healed three times from serious and fully documented medical conditions

Have you ever wondered…

  • What do angels and demons look like?
  • How can angels help us?
  • What proof do we have that angels are among us?
  • What power do we have over demons?
Inside the pages of “Angels Believe in You” you will find some surprising answers.

Make no mistake; Lynn does not claim to be an expert on angels or demons. She is neither the epitome of Christian perfection, nor a Bible scholar. However, what happened to her is both astounding and irrefutable.

It is Lynn’s sincere hope that these extraordinary events that have changed her life will comfort and help you through whatever challenges you face — now or in the future.

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. 

Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways. 

In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. Basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him are included in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

Posts about Heaven and Angelic Encounters

Post about Meditation

Posts Chronologically About my Journey

February 2014 - In God's Time

May 4, 2014 - God and Meditation

May 14, 2014 - The Dance of Worship

July 20, 2014 - Biblical Support for the Journey

August 9, 2014 - What Does My Guardian Angel Look Like?

August 12, 2014 - No Time for the Pain

October 17, 2014 - The Difference Between With and Without

January 4, 2015 - The First Among Many

January 11, 2015 - How Hard do You Push?

March 13, 2015 - A Delay in the Trip to Heaven

March 25, 2015 - Why is it Taking So Long?

September 1, 2015 - Is the Trip Still On?

September 13, 2015 - An Official Title

October 5, 2015 - Angelic Confirmation of the Appointment

October 9, 2015 - Miraculous Confirmation

December 9, 2015 - How He Leads Me

December 24, 2015 - The Last Week of 2015

January 24, 2016 - Correction, Encouragement & Dreams from the Spirit

February 21, 2016 - I'm All In

February 27, 2016 - What is a Tetrad Blood Moon Prophet

June 1, 2016 - First Test as a Prophet (Anointed by an Angel)

September 25, 2016 - Seeing Jesus

September 30, 2016 - Wrestling with God

January 2, 2017 - The Final Test - 313

 June 25, 2017 - Roadmap to Heaven

July 23, 2017 Moments with God: Finding Daddy

August 8, 2017 - Moments with God: Playing Checkers

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Correction, Encouragement & Dreams from the Spirit - January 24, 2016

January 24, 2016

The Holy Spirit urged me to pick up James Durham’s books after seeing him on TV. I had a gift card from Barnes and Noble, so I immediately bought “Keys to an Open Heaven.” By Tuesday, I had completed the book. I found the message to be good for renewing my mind to what being a Christian is all about. However, there was one point that I didn’t fully, whole-heartedly, believe should be applied to my life:

One key to opening Heaven and visiting Jesus in Heaven is being united with
God’s chosen people: Israel. I believe what the Bible says, “I will bless those who bless you,” (Genesis 12:3) but I didn’t really think that giving to support outreaches which support to the Jewish people were necessary. I supported Christians United for Israel and I thought that was enough however I asked God to correct me if I was wrong.

Wednesday, January 27

I set aside the next three days to completely honor and seek God. I wanted a clear direction for what to do next with Him. This means I didn’t:

  • conduct any business 
  • talk to my mom or sisters except about spiritual matters have any recreation – no games on my iPad or secular TV. 
  • I was determined to seek only God.

The first day was tough. The seclusion wasn’t as freeing as I hoped. By the end of the day, I was missing the outside world. Did I really need to be excluded from family time at night? Would it hurt to just watch a program with them?

Monday, February 29, 2016

What is a Tetrad Blood Moon Prophet - February 27, 2016

Before I left for Hawaii, God had impressed upon me to research those who were being called prophets in our world today. I added several programs to my list of shows. This blew up the folder labeled “God Stuff.” Now that I had recommitted my life to the Lord, I dove into the programs that had been recorded on my DVR. There were a plethora of shows to chose from.

One thing became readily apparent: there was much confusion between the spiritual gift of a prophecy and being a prophet. Among the gifts given by the Holy Spirit, the Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:10 (Amp), "and to another prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people]” When anointed ministers of God use this gift prolifically, people often begin to call them a prophet. This is inaccurate. They are not prophets, they are merely using the gift of the Spirit called prophecy. A prophet is a person that God actually moves upon, calling them into the office of a prophet, anointing them to be His mouthpiece to a country, a people, or even the nations. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Last Week of 2015 - December 24, 2015

December 24, 2015

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

There aren’t many details in the Bible concerning the internal struggle of the chosen prophets of God. Elijah asked God to take his life (1 Kings 19:4) and Jonah ran from God, but what was it like for Moses, Jeremiah, or even John the Baptist as they waited for their first assignment? Not much is said beyond their initial “who me?” protest. Many church leaders believe that those in leadership need to appear strong and confident before their congregation. By now, you know I have been transparent in who I am – strengths and weaknesses.

The presence of God is always, I mean ALWAYS with me. My stomach always seems tense. Turning my thoughts toward Him produces tingling in my arms, sometimes spreading to my whole body. I am not quite sure what God wants me to do with it… all I can do is wait and see.

The Hardy family continued their Christmas tradition. We stayed up until midnight on the 24th and
then opened our presents at the beginning of Christmas day. I crawled into bed about 1 am and God seemed to be calling me to meditate – it wasn’t strong, but it was there.

The gentle waves began cascading through me. I was excited, overjoyed. “Yeah! He is calling me to Heaven! A perfect day to show how much God loves the world.” My heart was so enthusiastic, almost in tears at the thought of spending Christmas with Him. As soon as I became overjoyed at the possibility of going to Heaven, strong, determined waves begin falling, faster and faster. I pulled away… was this God – it was so strong?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

How He Leads Me - December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

When you accept Christ as Lord and Savior, the Bible tells us that we are “born again.” Our spirit is joined and sealed with the Holy Spirit inside; we are a new being. This is why we are sons of God, we have His Spirit within us. If we feed our minds and spirit by reading the word of God and ask Him to help us, we begin to slowly evolve. “I will put my laws in their minds and write it on their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33) It is our choice weather we let this metamorphosis occur.

Since my calling, I have noticed these changes are happening quite rapidly. Each day I plan out what I will do, but often the Holy Spirit guides me into something else. This evolution is even effecting my entertainment: shows I once loved, now seem... unimportant or even distasteful. On more than one occasion I have also found myself unable to quote certain Bible verses to support my beliefs – I will be planning out what to say. I open my mouth and nothing comes out. Other verses spring to mind with an alternate argument: I use those instead.