It's Time to Hone

Some few days past I was hearing The Lord speak to me "hone", "It's time to hone". And I am not able to let this short word and phrase go, nor of course do I want to let this go!

I understood this in part, as a message that it is 'time to sharpen, clean-up the rough edges and smooth-out....' = hone......... and as I looked up this word for further understanding I did discover this example:hone: As in, 'to sharpen a blade with a whet' (or whetstone). Pondering this with Lord the scrip came to me,

"...... the sword of The Spirit which is the Word of God." - Eph. 6:17

Many folks understand the wonderful armor and this magnificent 'sword' brought forth in Ephesians as our written scriptures, our bible -- and I agree with this! However, I also understand this 'Sword / Word' weapon as that Word from God that Holy Spirit may speak to you and I freshly, now, today.

I, we, or whomever this that I write may also speak to (?) ....... presently need to hone. We can clear out the wax from ear canals, as it were; anoint our 'eyes with eyesalve that we may see', place our feet in freshly polished boots upon the royal Way, clean accumulated muck off of our spiritual antennae (so to speak), plus more and various depending upon our personal need -- honing ourselves on and of The Rock (Jesus, our whetstone) for whatever we have need to be cleaned, smoothed, cleared and sharpened.

Thus we may then stand prepared to receive from HIM with cutting edge clearness. I believe our Lord desires us to hear with smooth clarity sharp-to-the-point messages, in whatever form HIS revelation presents to us -- useful clear prophetic now-today-word from our Lord, for ourselves to wield and for those we are to share with.

There is never a problem on our Lord's end and delivery of HIS' Word,

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." - Heb. 4:12

"...and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword;..." - Rev. 1:16

Rather the present problem of possible cloudy or unclear, unspecific receiving is on my / our end.

"...time to hone."

This ability to 'hear and/or relay clear messages from our Lord' is not received because of our in-gifted desire alone, but as I am given to understand this "hone" word delivered; this is our Lord Jesus' desire presently, through us and for HIS purposes.

As I wrote that last paragraph, I'm now getting a small vision of a very well dressed man-servant of long ago (1600's approx?, large plumed hat etc.). He is bowing low on one knee, removing his hat and crossing his arm and the hat across his chest, in a courtroom before a king sitting high on a splendid throne. Once bowed, with head down the servant is speaking to the king,

'At Your service Your Majesty'

"Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth;..." - Is. 40:4, Luke 3:5

May 12, 2009, Vicki Camp, Washington USA
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