• IN THE BEGINNING

    One morning, I woke up with a terrible pain in my stomach.

    For days this went on, then onto a few weeks. Everything felt like it was getting worse no matter what I did. So I decided it was time to buckle down and take matters into my own hands. I decided it was necessary to take good actions towards my health and start on my "healing journey". At first, I thought I could do it. But quickly the weight of all the health rules became too heavy of a burden for me to bear. Since I couldn't do everything that the rules demanded, I defeatedly accepted that I now had a damaged body.

     

    Everywhere I searched for alternative direction, I was faced with darkness

    concerning my "health condition" and the debilitating news that things were going to inevitably get worse for my body.

    I felt completely paralyzed.

     

    Truthfully I experienced my own death in that moment.

     

    After I fearfully came to terms that I didn't have the willpower and strength to heal my own body through the world's medical knowledge and ways, I encountered the greatest physician, Jesus Christ.

     

    In a moment of prayer, I quietly asked Him to heal my body. Moments later, I experienced a miraculous healing. The pain from my body was gone.

     

    He gifted me His perfection. He gifted me true life.
    I was rescued by HEAVEN.

     

  • WHO AM I?

    First and foremost, if you're offended by faith talk, the Bible, or the name Jesus please leave my page now. I will be unapologetic for my passion and unwillingness to compromise what is the actual Truth. My fuel is not to convince you to join the Christian faith, nor am I interested in being an example of bringing in people to another Christian system/religion and making God proud by my efforts.

     

    My name is Michele and I'm here because I want to share the Truth. What I desire to share with you are the honest thoughts from one who is actively awakening to a deeper awareness of what Jesus believes about her. I feel as if I've gone through the ultimate surgery procedure through my miraculous healing-- a surgery of my mind and heart that has revived my Spirit. Of course after any surgery, anyone can agree that recuperation, rest, and nourishment are a key to a sound recovery. In this season of my life, what I eat spiritually for spiritual nourishment must be of the highest quality: undiluted, organic, and free of any additives (to borrow a few terms from the world of physical food).

     

    On April 16, 2017 Rescued by Heaven was born. I created this page after I experienced a miraculous healing in my body. My desire is to share and explore my thoughts coming from living a life in Truth and the realness that comes with it. Some days the sun vibrantly shines but then without warning, storm clouds can come rolling in and block out the light. I want to be honest with my experiences of the highs and lows that naturally come while moving forward and learning about my true identity. Healing and letting go of what we used to know about our own pasts and histories can include passing emotions of anger and sadness because the Light brings understanding and clarity to the mental beliefs and patterns we once held dear as our security. Unfortunately the modern Christian church frowns upon talking about such things and in such tones, because they insist that you should only speak from a "place of faith". They superficially conclude that any facial expression other than a fake it 'till you make it smile on your face, or your hands raised in worship mean that it's not of faith or worse yet, not "Christ-like". The Christian religion quickly assumes that if you you have negative emotions, are in a state of confusion, or experiencing pain automatically mean that you're out of the will of God. They will say that you are not in the word enough, that your thoughts are from the enemy, that you're not being a good Christian, and on top of all of that: their prescription is for you to try even harder and rededicate yourself once again at another altar call. I've been there. I was open, willing, and prided myself in being a "warrior of Christ". I wanted to make Jesus "famous" . I served, tithed, attended multiple services per week, looked up to my leaders, immersed myself in outreaches with groups of good-hearted people giving my time and serving my community and peers. Sadly though, no matter what I did and how many other believers I surrounded myself with, and witnessed "powerful" sermons multiple times a week, Jesus still felt so far away from me. I felt there was something wrong with me-- as if I couldn't be satisfied with what the church offered. Everyone else around me looked like they were stronger in faith compared to me, and having the time of their lives.

     

    I am so thankful for the true message of the relevant Gospel as being taught and illuminated by my favorite teacher, Francois du Toit. In one of his messages, Francois shares that "Jesus didn't come to be an example for us-- He came to be an example of us." The difference between the two may not be obvious to the average church-goer, but there is a vast difference! The Mirror Message awakens us to a new reality apart from the distance and delay that the modern church has proclaimed. There is no longer anymore striving to please, pleading for Jesus to hear our prayers, our passionate emotion-driven cries in worship, nor anymore eager waiting for his return to the Earth. He is the core of our innermost being and He forever dwells in me, and you. He came to reveal us, not to reveal some hidden sins we have, demand repentance, tithes, and more community service from us. That in a nutshell is what the modern Christian church's specializes in. It's not up for us to strive to be "Christ-like" because Christ can't be any more closer to you than he is right now. The main emphasis of modern Christianity has put the focus on ourselves, how moral we appear to others, and what we can "do" for Christ. A lifetime or even a brief season in this environment and being brainwashed with its false teachings have done deeply-rooted damage. These lies have blindfolded us from our true identity. The undiluted Truth of The Mirror Message illuminates the beautiful truth that He has believed and known about us from the beginning of time. Our willpower has no effect on our salvation. Jesus' roar of "It is finished!" celebrates the fullness and completion of our stories. This is such a different message from what I heard every Sunday in church. I am obsessively in love with The Mirror Message! These pastors will not share this Truth for fear that their congregations will hear it and as a result, fall into more sin.

     

    I share in your excitement if you're here and been chasing and wishing for love your whole life. I speak directly to those who have felt they've been trying to please God their entire life through their religious affiliations. I speak directly to those feeling like they're failing miserably and letting their life-group leaders and peers down. I speak to those born into a religious family background where the name God is no longer of any effect to them. I speak to those who feel their fellow believers are making them feel like faith doesn't matter. I speak to those who have made peace that faith is not real or God is not as good as their pastors proclaim during their "powerful, life-changing" messages every Sunday. And I speak wholeheartedly to those whom church has abused and burned them out. You are not alone.

     

    You may have lost hope, but God can never lose His hope in you. No matter what paths we've treaded tirelessly on, we can experience a redeemed message and inhale an intoxicating new fragrance. The timeless beauty of this message is that it has never changed from the beginning. It is the most relevant and most important message that has been proclaimed to humanity!

     

    Jesus came to destroy religion. The core of religion are rules--rules you must perform perfectly in order to become "right" with God. Here at Rescued by Heaven, I do not embrace any religious barriers. There is no topic of faith life I won't discuss here. Jesus gave us the gift of freedom and I'm here to fully embrace that gift and be transparent with you.

     

    Thank you for joining me and welcome to Rescued By Heaven.

  • DEAR JESUS: THOUGHTS OF A SPIRIT BEING

    This is the core of Rescued by Heaven. Feel free to subscribe to my blog and and you'll be notified whenever I post.

  • BOOKS I READ OVER & OVER

    The Mirror Bible

    This is my favorite translation because Francois Du Toit is committed to revealing the potent Grace that is in the scriptures. A lot of other translations unfortunately contain words that been religiously mistranslated and are misleading to the true message of Grace. I trust this particular translation for its uncompromising passion to reveal our oneness with Jesus, not to confuse us back into works.

    Divine Embrace

    Religion thrives on two lies: distance and delay.

    Yet God took the initiative to cancel every possible definition of distance. Emmanuel is introduced to a hostile humanity as the lover of their lives. Their sins did not distract from his extravagant love.

     

    The mission of Jesus was not to begin the Christian religion but to reveal and redeem the image and likeness of God in human form. He did not come as an example for us but of us.

     

    In John 14:20 Jesus announces the conclusion of his amazing mission: his brilliant act of salvation was not to reserve a place for a few in a distant heaven, but to redeem our oneness!

     

    Oneness is not the end result of our diligent striving; oneness is the fruit of his labor and initiative and announces our moment by moment point of departure in this life. Intimate romance is ours now and for all eternity!

    Nothing that you can ever do can make you more God’s, and nothing that God can ever do can make him more yours!

     

    Faith is my glorious awakening to the fact that my Maker is mindful of me! He cannot get me out of his mind! Jesus is what God believes about you! Jesus is God’s mind made up about the human race!

    The Logic of His Love

    The word theology means the Logic of God. God does not expect us to respond in an unintelligent way to the greatest revelation of knowledge and understanding that man could possibly perceive; nor to remain in a haze of confusion concerning our origin, our identity, our eternal destiny and our present standing before him.

     

    He has made it possible for us to come into the same understanding, to enjoy an equal appreciation of that which he himself enjoys.

    True companionship only makes sense in an environment of mutual compatibility.

    God Believes in You

    You are the expression of the greatest idea that ever was! Every human life is equally valued and represented in Christ. He gives context and reference to our being as in a mirror; not as an example for us, but of us.

    Hebrew Greek Key Word Study Bible NASB

    I purchased this particular Bible a few years ago because I desired to peer deeper into particular words in the Old and New Testament.

     

    From the publisher's description:

    "There are times when a Greek or Hebrew word has a distinct meaning that seriously affects the proper interpretation of Scripture. Unless you are familiar with these languages, you will not be able to determine what word in the original text was used or the differences between these words-until now.

     

    The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible identifies the key words of the original languages and presents clear, precise explanations of their meaning and usage. Those who love God's Word will treasure this Bible, for it contains a whole library of biblical helps within its covers."

    ESV Journaling Bible

    I found out about Bible Journaling a few years via a YouTube video. I instantly fell in love with the idea of creating art in my Bible. I used to never want to mark my books and keep them clean as much as possible (maybe it's from a past habit trying to keep all those college textbooks mark free as much as I could so I get top dollar during buy-back season, I know you present and post college folks know what I'm talking about), but the freedom to make my mark and create masterpieces in my Bible? Yes! On each page, there is a wide margin with lines to write notes but I personally draw, paint, color and cover over the whole page using different mediums. I've recently added a new gallery to section on this site to share some of my favorite Bible journaling entries I've already done and for future projects. In addition, one of my favorite features of this Bible is the cover. I love how its really a hidden Bible in the form of a classic leather journal.

    The Eagle Story

    This book is on display in my office because it's message is so meaningful and close to my heart. This is a beautiful, illustrated storybook about an eagle and its story of being held in captivity for 10 years in a cage, to the exciting and glorious day of its release into the wild. It took a while for the eagle to realize that the zookeepers had released it. Hours passed. Then suddenly the echo of another eagle reminded it of its true identity and it takes off into the skies with the other eagle. The message of this story mirrors the unveiling of the gospel in our Spirit. And how God understands that we have been trapped by caged mindsets, but when we hear the call of the free eagle and no matter how long it takes, we realize that we are free to soar high and never return to the cage again.

  • MESSAGES I FEAST ON

    Here are the links to most of the messages and films that have really fed and nourished me during this season of healing and recovery from my "spiritual surgery". I will add more messages to this section periodically.

    The Gospel in 3 Minutes

    Francois Du Toit

    Discover Your Source!

    Francois Du Toit

    Where We Are

    Francois Du Toit

    The Moment of Awakening

    Francois Du Toit

    Christ In You

    Francois Du Toit

    Live Your Life From The Throne Room

    Francois Du Toit

    The Glory of God Revealed In You

    Francois Du Toit

    UNION

    Francois Du Toit

    Gifted With All It Takes

    Francois Du Toit

    A Grace Empowered Mindset

    Francois Du Toit

    Designed To Encounter Revelation

    Francois Du Toit

    You Are God's Joy

    Francois Du Toit

    Mirror Talk "Tabernacle Thoughts"

    Francois Du Toit

    Mirror Talk "How High Can You Go?"

    Francois Du Toit

    Celebrating His Initiative

    Francois Du Toit

    Relocate Yourself Mentally

    Francois Du Toit

    Message From Doxa Deo London 2010

    Francois Du Toit

    Soaking With Francois Du Toit

    Francois Du Toit

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  • Dedication

    To my dearest husband Felix,

     

    After we met in remediation algebra class at Hawaii Pacific University back in 2009, I would never be the same. From the first time you read me words from your Bible spoken through your beautiful lips during a Starbucks session after class, I knew that the love I had longed for, and been hoping for was finally here. You forever became my personal Jesus.

     

    Years later, I thank you for not giving up on Faith even when I fearfully thought I had to go back into the law to heal myself. Thank you for the conversation we had together on Easter April 16, 2017 where you inspired the idea of "Rescued by Heaven" and its birth.

     

    Thank you for being such a shining light in my life. I celebrate all the victories and battles we've persevered in Faith through together. I wouldn't want to be with anyone else in this life except you. I thank Jesus for bringing us together. I thank Jesus for creating you.

     

    I dedicate this site to you. I love you forever.

    P.S. My husband has his own site too, and you can check out his heavenly essays here at his blog, Son Shower

  • THANK YOU FOR VISITING

    Jesus Is Our Mirror Reflection

    Ephesians 4:23-24

    23 Be renewed in your innermost mind! (Pondering the truth about you as it is displayed in Christ) will cause you to be completely reprogrammed in the way you think about yourself! (Notice that Paul does not say, "Renew your minds!" This transformation happens in the spirit of your mind, awakened by truth on a much deeper level than a mere intellectual and academic consent.)
    24 Immerse yourself fully into this God-shaped new man from above! You are created in the image and likeness of God. This is what righteousness and true holiness are all about.
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