Eileen Floyd Ministries - An International Prophetic Ministry
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Word Given Through Eileen

 
For those who are struggling to keep their homes or to acquire (through purchase or rental) a genuinely pleasing home of their own, the Lord wants to reassure His children that the desire to have a "home" is Godly. We are programmed from conception to long for the shelter, safety, familiarity and comfort found in a "home."One of God's first creative acts was to prepare a beautiful, comfortable, perfect home for all of mankind: The Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve sinned against God, a dire aspect of their punishment was expulsion from their home:
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"Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
So he DROVE OUT THE MAN[emphasis mine], and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."
[Genesis 3:23-24]
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Note that Adam had to be DRIVEN OUT OF THE GARDEN. He did not leave willingly. Being homeless -- without the comfort of a safe and familiar place to call our own -- has always generated keen anguish, shame and unhappiness for mankind. Whether due to financial lack, foreclosure/eviction, failure to qualify for a mortgage, natural disasters, war, political uprisings or old age, (the list of causes for homelessness are endless), each of us carries in our hearts an intrinsic longing for a place to call "home." To live otherwise brings suffering, as seen in God's banishment of Cain after the murder of his brother, Abel:
 
"...a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cainsaid unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear."
 [Genesis 4:12b-13]
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We see this suffering in the life of Moses, following his forced flight from Egypt, (the familiar culture and land of his upbringing), after murdering a fellow-Egyptian and incurring the wrath of Pharoah. After fleeing to Midian and taking a Midianite wife, he named his firstborn "Gershom" which means "cast out/driven away." Obviously, he carried in his heart the pain of exile.
There are seasons in the lives of all believers when God may ask us to lay down our instinctive longing to remain in our familiar home settings, in order to fulfill our destinies with Him. Hobab, Moses' brother-in-law, was a classic Old Testament example of a man, presented with such a challenging decision when asked by Moses to accompany the Israelites and journey with them to the Promised Land:
 
"And Moses said unto Hobab...We are journeying unto the place of which the Lord said, I will give it to you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good...
 
And he said unto him, I will not go, but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred." [Numbers 10:29-30]
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Hobab chose the familiar comforts of his homeland, thus missing out on the opportunity to enter into great blessings from God. For every man created, choices must be made which determine our ultimate, eternal home: Heaven or Hell. "...because man goeth to his long home." [Eccl. 12:5b] "Long" is best translated "eternal" or "without end." All of us will go to an eternal home.
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It is God's Will that each of His children is spared the anguish of homelessness. If Jesus bore our sicknesses, so that we could be well...bore our poverty, so that we could walk in abundance with all needs met...bore our sins, so that we could attain redemption by faith...surely he bore homelessness, so that we might enjoy the blessing and comfort of a home?
 
"And Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son ofman hath not where to lay his head."
[Matthew 8:20]
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Every creature seeks a home. I believe it is God's heart and Will for every believer to have (and KEEP) a home that meets his/her physical and emotional needs. If you are facing foreclosure, struggling to acquire a new residence or facing impossible odds for finding and enjoying a home of your own, God would encourage you with this promise of blessing for the discouraged and hopeless among us:
 
"Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy."
[Job 29:12-13]
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May the Blessing of "....him that [is] ready to perish..." come upon you! Be blessed with the home for which your heart longs!
  
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