3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
A Word in Season
Hello Everyone, Prophet Tom wanted to write a personal note to you his dear friends. Something that would encourage you and at the same time challenge you. He felt the best way to communicate where he is at this moment was to quote scripture, He knew you wouldn't mind. The above scripture details the seasons of our life while the one below is a personal word for you concerning 2013. Prophet Tom just want you to be aware that next year will prove to be a challenge to many of you.
Anytime God deals with the subject of love He looks at the motivation and intent of the heart. Next year will be a pruning away of false beliefs and long held ideas of what love is and what it is not. Holy Spirit will continually bring you back to scripture, particularly the one below. Next year He will use the sword of the spirit to cut deeply within you. Your long held convictions and cherished ideas on the subject of love will become more real as He passes His light before your eyes. Stubborn hurts and wounds will finally be cleaned out as He the great physician examines you. Far too many are set in their ways concerning this subject and He will have to break mindsets which have healed from past injuries but you have not healed properly. Allow the Master to correct all things, align all things and make things straight. Even if you wanted to escape you will not be able to. He is dealing with this subject next year and He has you in mind.
Now let us get to the other part of this letter.
Tom will be spending more time in prayer and fasting starting in January. So it's natural to want to pull away for a while... but there is always the draw of the people which pulls on your heart strings. So Tom will be on a sabbatical of sorts."
Yes it's true, Tom will balancing prayer, fasting, ministry and also tucking in there some alone time....All this starts in January of 2013.
He will be available for ministry, prayer, prophecy etc but just be mindful that you are not the only person at this time who is in need of assistance.
Tom will make himself available as much as humanly possible and this will be made possible as you remember him in your prayers during this time.
Some of you may be thinking, What is a sabbatical?
No doubt you've heard the phrase but most people don't take them unless you are sequestered of the Lord. When we are young in the faith He may ask us to come aside with Him... this is similar to a sabbatical. When you are mature He doesn't need to ask or demand you go on a sabbatical, you just know. You can tell that is what is needed. Each sabbatical is different, the length and time frames are rarely known. When you know you are going on a true sabbatical you are not worried about getting in, getting it over quickly and getting back out so you can get back to the things you left behind. A person who is on a true sabbatical is not concerned about returning back the way they came. Neither should one want or desire to look the same or act the same. Sabbaticals are meant to be life changing, they are not mini vacations.
Making the decision to do this has not come easy and it has been considered over many months. The final decision was reviewed by someone else as well. Tom was confident that if they had any concerns they would have vocalized them, they did not. Tom believes in being spiritually accountable that's why he submitted this to someone before allowing the world to read it. This decision will change him even more than he has been changed already and undoubtedly will impact many of his known relationships.
Many times professional people such as professors of academia take sabbaticals to enrich their teaching experience and quite often they can be compensated by their institution. Tom has no such privilege. As much as the the Lord wills... Tom will be available for ministry. Throughout his life Tom has been blessed with a strong work ethic, so manual labor is not scary to this white collared prophet. He has been blessed with many talents and he is confident the Lord will provide.
Tom will honestly admit he can build a house from the ground up, he can repair most things except mechanical but he does not make tents like the Apostle Paul. Tom does not like tents and his sewing ability is dreadful. He has said many times, "if I was alive back then you would not want me to sew you a tent."
Tom has but a few weeks left until it is 2013. He still has to write a few letters, finalize some last minute business and then he will be ready to start this next phase of his life.
Now some of you may be thinking, when will this time of fasting and prayer end?
Only the Lord knows this but it would be a dreadful start to a fast begging to know when it'll be over...
Tom's email works but please be gracious if he doesn't answer you right away or he seems silent. His absence and silence does not mean he will not read what you write... on the contrary he will read all your e-mails. Tom covets your prayers and he honors those who send gifts, offerings and tithes. The Lord sees and keeps account of all your good works concerning those of us who walk and live by faith.
If need be Tom will call you.
August 15th, 2012 was Prophet Tom's 30th spiritual birthday and he feels it. This sabbatical is timely.
Again, we want to thank you for all your love and support. It's been quite a journey thus far. Let us continue walking together in the New Year.
Until we talk again we command all blessings upon you,
Prophetic Word for 2013
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.