You Do NOT Trust Me part 2 (Word of Encouragement)

Now though yes, there definitely maybe too many times to count where we do NOT have trust for the Father to do XYZ in our lives however, what I LOVE about the Father is that during these times, what we can know, is that He knows us, He knows our frame, for He’s the one who created us, He too knows the world we live in etc. Yet, since without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6) I thank the Father that He does not just allow or permit us to stay in that state. So, what’s so awesome about Him, is that He too, helps to assist our faith.

Praise the Father He has not just left Faith in our hands solely to grow, but thank the Father that He already knows and is the assistant, the helper the author the in-betweener and finisher of our faith. Thank the Father for Holy Spirit who does DO a supernatural work within us, who can convict us, show us us, lead and guide us in and on the right path.

Thus, what’s so encouraging is that though yes, quite often, we may be faithless, praise the Father that He is faithful and cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy. For true is it, that He already knows where we are with our faith, it’s just that many of times we ourselves, haven’t taken the time to see where we are. Yet, the Father sure knows how to get our attention. Therefore, I’m grateful to the Father for the faith building process even during the times when lack of faith is our sin.

Praise the Father that He walks with us and is patient, long suffering and bares long with us not to mention, has His absolute best at heart for us.

Let’s Pray:

Father, I thank You for Your mercy and Your grace that You continue to extend unto us. The mercy in the signs that You show us even when we may have completely no belief, or may have lost the level of it for whatever reason. Oh Father, thank You for the things that you’ll put right dead smack in front of us to the point where we cannot deny that it is You, signs that say how You will do what You will to be done despite. Thank you Father, for Your word found in Philippians 1:6 that tells us: being confident of this very thing that he who has begun a good work in you shall complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Thank you Father for Your word. Amen.

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You Do NOT Trust Me

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For you do not trust me, no you don’t, though your words say you do. Because see, if you did trust me your actions and your heart posture would be totally different. For if you did believe then you’d war off doubt, depression, and the lack of the intensity to prepare for that in which you say you’re believing me for. You’d choose to praise me, despite not seeing a hint or clue and your praise would be so radical that it’d literally annihilate every area of doubt and confound every part of flesh in you.

For if you really believed, your inner thoughts, secret compartments of your heart would really line up and faith is all I’d see and instead of you being frustrated when you hear anything spoken about that in which you’ve been so waiting for to happen you’d instead rejoice, because you know it is so, and what I have spoken is not a lie.

For most of you, it’s not that, you’ve never believed, because you have, it’s just that the wait and the time it has taken to manifest what you’ve been believing me for, has almost literally wore you down and out. And it’s that time of things not happening in the timing or when you would’ve thought or hoped for it to happen, it is that which has begun to literally snuff out your belief and cause you to only have sight based upon what you see with your natural eye and hear with only your natural ear. Yet you see, to be in that place, it’s exactly where the enemy would love for you to be, because in unbelief I do NOT produce and the enemy is able to stand, accuse and taunt.

My child, I want you to know, I have heard those things you have mumbled under your breath like the laugh I heard from Sarah and just as I called her out on that likewise, I am calling you out on your lack of trust here. See in order for you to believe with the kind of faith I’d have for you to have, you MUST stay in a faith-filled environment such that, you’d stay elevated in the spirit realm able to see from my perspective and ward off all that tries to contradict My word.

For I know you do not want to be like the 10 spies who did not receive all because they could not believe. Now though, the truth of this word may hurt now, it’s only to bring about healing that we may deal with the root and going forward there IS a faith-filled environment for the Heavenly Father to work in.

It’s my prayer that this word shared here would be what causes there to be a greater producing in our lives. It’s a conversation I myself had with Holy Spirit as the light was shone upon my heart at one time and in this, I was able to see the truth. Yet, once I saw it, I chose to pursue to have greater faith such that my lack would not be the cause of me not receiving what the Father intended. For those of you who are in this same situation as I once was, it’s my prayer that you too, see the breakthrough as you allow the Father to reveal and heal. Amen.

Mark 9:24 reads: Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”


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The Cycle and Breaking Free!

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The Cycle


Here I will share with you, real talk from my past

The cycle

Hurting, searching, and at times, just out right desperate

Wanting and desiring for my void to be filled

Wanting for this constant longing inside of me to be killed


You know… that desire of just wanting to have someone to truly love you until…

Yes, someone to just love you for who you are

Who will be there permanently instead of only temporal


So you know what? I decided to go after that in which I thought I wanted

Yet, only to find out, after the pleasure expired

The person I was with is gone…

Thus, for me, there I am left with a piece of my heart stolen

Left in a state of complete mass confusion

Cause you see, it makes absolutely no earthly sense to me

How something which once started out as so perfect only ended up to be so ruined

Therefore, I’m left disappointed, devastated and in a state of depression

Where if the truth were to be told, I can’t even shake

Why, cause those soul ties are almost impossible to break.



Though hurt once again, I say, how I will absolutely NEVER

Allow myself to experience that type of unnecessary drama

But then… there he is and once again, my guard goes down

And in only a matter of time, guess what?

I am right back where I started, held captive in this repetitive cycle

In other words, I constantly found myself in the same situations

It’s just that, this one had a different face, with a different name

But the end result, was the exact same, with NO change

Then once the relationship was over, I felt used, emotionally

Abused, with just more and more wasted time

Asking myself, how in the world did I end up back in this same ole, same ole?

Yet that’s when I heard… “It’s identified as the cycle” and after many years of being in that cycle I came to realize that this cycle, is not broken by human ability, but that, it truly takes us surrendering our lives unto Christ that He can then do supernaturally what NO man, can do.

Now, if you already have a relationship with Christ but yet, have found yourself in this situation, being the cycle, I’d like to encourage you to DO repent whole heartily, choose to turn away from your way, to the Lord’s way. Such that, you too, can walk in freedom from this cycle and it be a thing of your past.

Thank you Father, for breaking this cycle in my life and doing the same for those who are tired of taking this road which leads to nothing but heartache, lost time, and destruction. Amen.

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The Preparing


Either click the link below  or copy and paste address to hear an in due word from the Father for those of you who desire to be kept and Set Apart in the Lord for His glory. Here you will hear about the preparation process of God. Please note: it will take a minute or so for this message to download after you click the play button on the player.

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Set Apart Singles/Be NOT Under Sway of enemy


While reading 1 John 5:19 where it says: “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” What really stood out to me, were the words, “Whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” and in reflecting on this I was led to write.

Without having a relationship with Lord and/or not allowing the Lord, to be Lord over your life, means that you ARE under the sway of the enemy, and DO lie under the power of darkness.

Lord knows, when I personally, was under this spell, I made some of the most foolish choices on this earth and DID have to pay some very serious consequences as a result.

See when were not submitted unto the Lord, by allowing Him to be Lord over our lives and not just savior from hell, then as I stated, we lie under the enemy’s deception, power, and persuasion and it’s not until we surrender our will, to the Almighty’s and constantly aim to submit, that we then, can begin to see this power of darkness I’m referring to here, be broken off our life.

So, in other words, just saying you know God, and doing things associated with people who know God, like going to church, reading the bible, maybe even serving somewhere within the ministry etc. does NOT break the enemy’s power. For even the word tells us in James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! And James 2:14 tells us: What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

In truth, when we play church, sin WILL have dominion, thus the reason we’ve all been exhorted to submit ourselves unto God (see James 4:17).

Genesis 4:7 reads: If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Indeed, my sisters and brothers there IS an opposing power from the enemy. Yet, in 1 John 4:7 we are told how to see the enemy flee, for it reads: Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

This is the reason, we all need to continually take an introspective look within our hearts, such that, we can clearly see, if were being defeated by the enemy as a result, to us not being submitted unto the Father, in our day to day choices to be even more specific. Or if by our submission the enemy IS being defeated and in Christ we ARE being victorious.

Let’s DO be victorious and see the power of our submission, do just as the word has said it will do, which is, to cause the enemy to flee.

Heavenly Father, I pray Your supernatural strength over all Set Apart Singles today, I pray Father, that You will do what only You Alone can do in their lives. I pray, they will yield and do as you have told us all to do in Mark 12:30 which reads: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. Father all of us are in constant need of Your help in this, in order to carry this out, in the way you see fit. Amen.

Sepia Gladden(founder of Set Apart International Ministries)

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Blurred Vision


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Blurred View

Only the Father can give you clear vision to see things clearly, opposed to that which is blurry and deceptive.

And this clear vision only comes as a gift from the Father as He sees, that we’re choosing to seek Him with our whole heart.

Yes, when seeking Him has become our true heart’s aim opposed to having a mate or anything else for that matter, it’ll be then, that the veil begins to come off and our appetite is changed. Changed from, no longer craving after stuff that can cause harm just because it’s convenient, but to then desire only that which is healthy for us throughout the duration.

Until, there is a surrendering that pleases the Father in the way He considers pure, then truth is, we are in the DANGER ZONE and wide open to almost just about any and everything, that deceptively comes our way from the enemy. Living life with skewed vision.

Out of this view, being the one, where we’ve allowed our fleshly desires to rule us, we can ONLY hear eloquent lies and see just the surface presented, which in most cases, is only the devil dressed to kill, steal, and destroy.

With this blurred, distorted, and unclear view we then choose things based off of only our current needs and things that can cater to our feelings and senses i.e. flesh.

But with a clear vision given by the Father, you’re able to receive that which ministers to the Spirit of Him, living inside of you, which will just so happen to affect every other part of your being for the blessed good.

Therefore, I’d like to encourage you to refuse to operate in deception and instead, choose to either begin, or continue to seek the Father whole heartily, such that, the scales can be ye removed and you can receive light, truth, peace and blessings of God.

Truth to Ponder

Mark 12:30

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 2:6-7

For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.

Proverbs 2:10-12

When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things.

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Sepia Gladden

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If We Only Knew…


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If We Only Knew…

Many of times, because of our limited view and at times only focusing on what we see quite often, as a result of our wait and what we consider at times to be delay, we end up responding in disbelief, frustration, anger, complaints etc. but IF WE ONLY KNEW…

If only we could see things from His perspective, which would allow us to see the whole picture, opposed to only the part we often see due to seeing things with only our sight verses His.
Yet, if only we knew…what the Father was up to, and how His hand is and has always been at work orchestrating and aligning things to manifest, in His divine order and way then, I prophetically tell you how many of us would repent and literally weep as a result, to our guilt of simply, not trusting.

Not trusting, that He was in control, and actively working upon our behalf all along. Yes, we’d have a GREAT sorrow almost, to the extent of the remorse of what Peter had as a result, to denying that he knew Jesus.

Yes, if only we knew, opposed to having a pity party in our heart, we’d instead, have a foolish to the eye, extreme, praise fest toward our Father out of complete gratitude because of knowing, not only is He faithful, but He is also, always RIGHT on time.

Please know beloved, you are NOT forgotten and on those days where either the enemy of your soul, and or simply yourself, tries to cause you to believe the lies, it’s my prayer, you’ll choose to believe, and that the lie would have NO weight or value.

This way, the Father will have no lost time and/or should I say, no more lost time of receiving that in which, He’s so worthy to receive from you, being adoration, love, worship, intimacy etc. And also, such, that you’d have NO regrets, while in that in between place from either, not receiving the promise due to lack of faith, and or only receiving it because of His grace and mercy.

In truth, some of us, have unknowingly, become like the spies located in Numbers 13, who came back and complained saying how, they were not able to take the land that the Lord had clearly told them was already theirs, but yet, this spoke based upon what they SAW, opposed to what the Father said, was so. Now, many of us think at times, we’re like Joshua and Caleb, who were granted the blessedness to go into the promise land because of their faith, but when it really comes down to it, and the Father looks into the inner depths of our hearts quite frankly, for some, He only sees disbelief opposed to faith.

Yet, to have disbelief is a very serious thing, since it can cause the Father to say, as He did with the Israelites, that because they did not trust Him, choosing to believe the impossible then they’d not enter the Promise Land, and only their seed would.

And since I know, this is something, none of us would like to see happen to us, we just want to make certain our heart posture before the Lord, is not one of disbelief and that we no longer say to the Lord, “Don’t you see how old I am, don’t you see how there are many men caught up in this and that, don’t you see the lack of men out here in the world, don’t you see how I’m not in a convenient place to meet a man like the world and some of the church tells me I ought to be, don’t you see how I’m not ready” and I could go on and on with Lord don’t you see…

We have to realize, we MUST constantly guard not only, our mouth and what we allow to come out of it, since the word says, we have death and life in the power of our tongue and those who love it will eat of its fruit but, most importantly, we as well, have to guard our thoughts.

For if we don’t begin to become militant with our thoughts, by bringing every thought into captivity, to the obedience of Christ and pulling down strongholds and everything high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ, then that could be disastrous for us

Therefore let’s choose to put in the work that’s required, in order, for our faith to grow such that, ultimately, we believe and receive ALL Father would have for us, opposed to not. And where we are weak in our faith that we sincerely cry out unto the Lord, for Him to DO help our unbelief.

Please read Numbers chapters 13 and 14 in its entirety because there is so much revelation to be discovered there about what I shared here.

Scribed By Sepia Gladden

Founder of Set Apart International Ministries

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