Joseph James
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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Pieces Of The Puzzle

I awakened at 4:00 o’clock this morning from a horrible dream. I saw someone get on a motorcycle in frustration and ride at a very high speed across a valley and then up a mountain or hill. As they got to the top I heard agonizing screams as they went straight over the cliff. Then I saw the motorcycle and the person fall down the cliff to their death. Life over! Gone in just a heartbeat! A choice was made, evidently out of frustration and it was carried out quickly. Then I awakened later and saw a vision. PIECES OF THE PUZZLE!

I just finished writing book three of my novel saga, ISLANDS IN THE SEA a couple days ago. In the beginning of book three, Dan sees a huge map on a scroll being unrolled before him in a vision. It is the vision of a city, one that is being built. This morning I saw a map too, of a city, the one the Lord is building. It was like a giant jigsaw puzzle and there were borders around where each piece was to fit. The pieces fit perfectly in between these borders and are flush with the tops of these borders, making the surface of the puzzle appear as shiny as glass or like a very calm body of water as the puzzle pieces would bring the image together.

There weren’t many pieces in this puzzle yet and the ones that were there in place, seemed to be randomly placed as the one who was putting it together was able to locate the correct pieces. The giant puzzle was in front of me and there was a lot of space to the sides and the bottom where there were many piles of puzzle pieces.

As I looked closer, I saw that someone in each of these piles was trying to put the pieces together to make them fit the way they thought they should fit. Some of these piles had many similar looking pieces and they couldn’t get them to fit. Some had pieces that seemed like they could work, but were the wrong colors and it just brought confusion to the image. A few had found some pieces that actually fit together but they had no bonds to keep them together because they weren’t set in place in the main map of this city.

The atmosphere within the piles of jigsaw pieces were full of confusion, frustration and anger. Some pieces just left looking to fit elsewhere. Some were so frustrated they just jumped completely off the table onto the floor below. Some however, were able to look up and see the great map. They got so excited that they tried to tell the others, but very few heard at first. They decided to let the master place them into their place on the great map. As some of the others became more disillusioned with their circumstances, they too decided to try the map. Soon, the piles of jigsaw pieces became less and less and finally many of those leaders humbled themselves and tried the map as well. Sadly though, some leaders and others went the way of the motorcyclist in the dream I had.

I wrote this song a while back when I was face to face at a crossroad in my life. I hope it blesses and encourages you to go on.

Jeremiah 6:16, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” NIV

The Lord is building His Kingdom and all of man’s kingdoms are falling. “There will be no end to the increase of His government.” Isaiah 9:7. He knows how to get His people to where He needs them to be. Many are the voices of distraction. Many are the voices of the wolves. Many are the schemes of the enemy. The Lord knows how to build His Kingdom and where each piece fits. He is doing it for the sake of His Kingdom. Choices!!! We alone have to make our own choice and we do every day in what we choose to do and where we choose to go. Choose Life!!! PIECES OF THE PUZZLE. Blessings…

Joseph James

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Janiece and I travel and minister to individuals and groups as doors open for us to go. We are starting a new thing this year. We will be going to communities, as the Lord leads, and booking hotel meeting rooms to do concerts. We will invite those from the hotel as well as the community. We will connect to other churches and organizations in those communities to help those who desperately need help, and who, perhaps won't come into a church building. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. We’ve both been through a lot and have been healed and restored and that we have to pass on to others. We can speak through truth and experience because we’ve been there. If you would like to book us for a concert, event, speaking and/or ministry meeting, please use our CONTACT page. We hope we have helped to encourage you to go on and find the wonderful destiny God has planned for you. Psalm 139. Fly higher…

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Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life: The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story - Joseph James (Hartmann)

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I am presently converting “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life” into a movie and have just finished publishing the 3rd book in the sequel to “Islands In The Sea”, titled “Illegitimate?” It is now available in the trilogy on this site through Amazon. We finished filming and producing the JOURNEY TO HOPE! 7 DVD Series with Janiece Turner-Hartmann and they are on YouTube for those who need help and encouragement. We are planning to take some time out to record some more music and then start touring early this year, 2017. Hope to see you on the road.

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