Like A Rose
Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. Over the years I have asked myself this question, “Why are not more Christians living the more abundant life?” God’s Word is truth and it does not lie. His Word says that the thief steals, the thief kills and the thief destroys and that Jesus came that we might have life (in this world) more abundantly!! We don’t need abundant life after we leave this world, but we need it now in this time! Yet, many born-again, blood-bought saints are shedding tears and still living in their sorrow, pain and sickness or their poverty. They truly love the Lord. They pray, go to church and serve, but the curse of sorrow still continues to operate in their lives. They walk in joy and happiness for a season, but then their crying starts all over again—the tears never seem to go away. Something always manages to happen that keeps them in sorrow and tears. Their children, spouse or loved ones somehow disappoint them, or financial problems come their way and its crying time again. Over the years I have come across many good books. As I look over the titles, there are some on how to cope with pain, how to cope with disappointment, how to cope with sorrow. Yet I’ve never run across one that tells you how to break the curse of sorrows. The body of Christ is entering a brand new Spiritual season and truly a Season of Jubilee. Every new season brings with it a new glory. We go from glory to glory, being changed into His image by the Spirit of the Lord. (II Corinthians 3:18) In order for the body of Christ to move forward, new revelations are being released unto us to help move us into that new glory. The new glory is sent from heaven above at God’s perfect hour, the opportune time to counteract the works of darkness, which will also come stronger in this hour.
In this hour I could have shared with you about judgment upon the nation, the economic breakdown, or the anti-Christ, and the list could go on. But the message enclosed is what the Holy Spirit said we needed to weather out the storms brewing on the horizon. As lost people, we all had to learn about salvation and receive it by faith so we could partake of that truth and new glory. I truly believe that many good saints have not appropriated the fullness of what our God in Heaven did for them at the Cross of Calvary. I truly believe that there are many, many of God’s good people who have not broken the curse of sorrows over their lives. In the book of Proverbs 26:2, it reads, “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.” This means that an undeserved curse shall not touch you. But on the other hand if the curse is touching you, then there is a reason for it, just as the bird wanders and the swallow flies. What is a curse? A curse means any evil, injury, or simply the opposite of blessing. Some of you probably will say, “I am a child of God and under no curse, but rather under the blessing” and I certainly agree with you. My question however, is “If we are under the blessing, then why are there still many children of God shedding tears over sickness, pain, disappointment or financial problems?” I would like to share with you the revelation that the Holy Spirit brought to me by dream on how to break the curse of sorrows in our lives and quit eating the bread of tears so we can truly enter in to the true joy and enjoy abundant life.
***CURSE THRU DISOBEDIENCE***
In the book of beginnings (Genesis) we are told that the serpent beguiled Eve by eating the forbidden fruit of the tree in the garden. She, in turn, gave some of that fruit to her husband. Therefore, all of mankind came under the curse. The God of heaven was so disappointed in what they had done that He cursed the serpent above all cattle, above every beast of the field, made it crawl upon its belly and eat dust all the days of its life. Upon the woman He greatly multiplied sorrow in pregnancy. “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. Genesis 3:17 He told Adam that because of his disobedience “in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.” Adam was cursed to eat the “bread of sorrows” for the rest of his days. God’s Word says that it is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late to eat that bread. (Psalm 127:2). Many good Christians are eating the bread of sorrows unnecessarily and the thief is stealing, killing, and destroying. Because of man’s disobedience, God cursed him with the bread of tears and to drink tears in great measure. “Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.” Psalm 80:5. But the hour is come that we, the body of Christ and especially “you” who are reading this message, will be delivered from eating the bread of sorrow and tears. The curse of sorrow came upon all mankind in the beginning of time. Every man born carries it until the day of his deliverance. Man looks to get rid of that curse of sorrow any way he can find in this world, with no success. This is why he turns to drugs, alcohol, and other things, hoping to drown out his sorrow and find happiness and joy. The old saying, “Wine, women, and song” is Satan’s devices of plunging man into a deeper depression and sorrow, with no hope in this world.
***JOY REPLACES SORROW***
Man needs true joy in his life. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” Proverbs 17:22. When man has joy instead of sorrow, he will be healed and made whole and live in divine health and have a prosperous life. The first Adam plunged all of us into that death of sorrow. Jesus, our Savior, (also known as the second Adam) did not only save us at the cross, but fully delivered us at Calvary. When man constantly has sorrow in his life, then he is open to sickness, disease, and poverty to plague him daily. We can now begin to understand why some Christians are not living the abundant life. Now, there is a “good sorrow” ordained of the Lord. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” II Corinthians 7:10. Yes, Church, the sorrow of the world works death in our lives and godly sorrow always works repentance to something much, much better which is life, joy and peace in Christ Jesus called the “abundant life.” As the body of Christ, we are tired of the bread of tears; we are ready for some of that abundant life instead of the bread of sorrows.” Jesus Christ, our Lord took the “curse of the bread of sorrows” to Calvary and it was nailed to the cross forevermore. When many of us came into the revelation that sickness and disease went to Calvary, we began to appropriate it and God’s healing gift began to manifest on the earth, and heal the sick and diseased in the name of Jesus. Many got healed and then got sick again. A few kept their miracle, while yet others never got healed. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4. Church, He, (Jesus), carried our sorrow to Calvary. The curse of the bread of tears was nailed to the cross. Beloved, that curse must be individually broken over our lives with an action of faith so we can enter into unspeakable joy and blessings. If we don’t, then we will continue to eat the bread of sorrows.
***REVELATION THRU A DREAM***
Earlier in this newsletter, I shared with you that this message came to me by divine revelation in a dream. For years I have prayed with the blood-bought saints over the prayer line and many are constantly eating the bread of sorrows. There is one sister in particular I’ve ministered to for quite some time. Things would go well for a season then it was crying time again. At times it was the children, sickness hit them, the husband was acting up, and the list goes on. I have prayed with this precious sister, “Lord give her joy and happiness and lift her up out of this state.” Then, one day I had a dream. In the dream she and her children were sitting on the floor eating and crying. As they ate and chewed their food, tears were rolling down their faces. I reached out my arms to comfort the mama and her children and said, “I’m so tired of seeing you and your children crying while you eat. The Lord does not want you to cry anymore.” And on that note, I awoke out of that dream. Throughout the morning I wondered what this dream meant and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, and said, “She is under the curse of sorrows and eating the bread of tears. She needs help; the curse needs to be broken off of her. She needs to appropriate what Jesus did for her at Calvary—surely He has borne her sorrows on Calvary hill!!!” Oh, what a revelation to my soul that was! The Holy Spirit began to give me so much to share with you in this love letter. I want to tell you that Jesus wants to set you free. His word promises, “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” Isaiah 35:1. He said, when the curse of the bread of sorrows is broken, many people’s deserts shall blossom as the rose. “It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing…” Isaiah 35:2. As you read this newsletter, get ready for the curse to be broken over your life, then your desert shall blossom. How? As a rose, and abundantly with joy and singing!! Yes, your parched ground shall become a pool and the thirsty land, springs of water. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with sons and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they will obtain joy and gladness and what?—Sorrow and sighing will flee away! What is going to flee? The curse of sorrow!
***POSSESS WHAT IS YOURS***
It is time for the church to have true joy and singing!! It says that the ransomed of the Lord will receive this blessing. Who are the ransomed of the Lord? The ransomed of the Lord – you and I – are those bought with a price. We have a promise Church—we will come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon our heads that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Romans 4:20). And we shall obtain joy and gladness as the curse is broken—sorrow has to go! Many of us have sung those words for years in our churches by faith – “The redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing…” But now we will begin to see the manifestation of it. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree.” Galatians 3:13. Yes through faith, Church, we will receive the promise of the Spirit and enter into a rest. "And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.” Isaiah 14:3. I know another young man very well and he loved the Lord and served him to the best of his ability. Things would go well for awhile and he and his little family would enjoy the blessing. Then suddenly something would happen and it was crying time again. One day the Lord showed him weeds around his house, which represented the curse of the thorns and thistles. He rose up in the power of the Holy Ghost and took a chopping hoe and began to pray and chopped his own weeds. In broad daylight, unashamedly, he shouted at Satan that the curse of thorns and thistles was no longer operating over his life because of the blood of Jesus. Things began to change for the better. Just recently, he also has appropriated the breaking of the sorrows curse and the curse of divorce was also broken over him and his little wife. Oh, I’m telling you, God promised His people a Jubilee and we are going to enter in. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19. Yes, Jesus is our Jubilee!
***IT’S YOUR JUBILEE***
If after reading this letter you feel that you have been under the curse of sorrow, eating the bread of tears, and although you, are a born-again Christian, then possibly you have not appropriated all that Jesus did for you at Calvary, then start praying right away breaking the curse of sorrow and tears, Jesus will hear your cry. Begin to experience joy and gladness in your life and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. Jubilee shall be yours as promised. To God Be the Glory! Thank you so much for reading this message. If you would like to make a copy or copies of this newsletter, you are welcome to do so. Make sure your copy is in it's entirety and the message should not be changed. Judgment and prophetic messages are very serious and those declaring them carry a big responsibility. Hilda Arredondo's name and her website http://www.uipwc.com/ and e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org should accompany this message as you print it. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail us. At this point we have no representatives outside this ministry and all business for the ministry is handled by hilda arredondo, 253 Blossom Rd, Opelousas, La. 70570 (337-948-1501)