Jewels From the River & Jewels from the Harvest
"Jewels from the River " and "Jewels from the Harvest" are compilations of vivid encounters that will lead you on an unforgettable journey with Jesus. These “Jewels” contain life-changing lessons that reveal God’s ways and will for us on earth as it is in heaven.
Millennia ago, a group of strange and eccentric individuals wandered through the deserts and visited the cities of Israel. They gathered in groups called schools of the prophets, but often they led lonely lives of isolation. They were God seekers who saw what others didn’t. They were as equally comfortable in a widow’s spare room as in the palace of a King. Those who needed a word of direction or insight from God sought them out. They saw what God said. These ‘seers’ were loved and despised, depending upon the listeners’ viewpoint.
As I read Judy Bauman’s manuscript, Jewels from the River, I instantly knew that this is the work of a seer. It is full of vision and symbolism that invites you into her world of prophetic insight. The interpretation of each vision is filled with intrigue, suspense, and revelation. Story is the medium of great teaching and communication. Jesus used storytelling to communicate the deepest truths of the Kingdom of God. He still speaks to us in this amazing context. Judy’s words really capture the story of her delightful discovery of amazing Jewels in the River of God and their significance in our lives.
This book is far more than a product of vision and imagery; it is Judy’s spiritual journal. I have known Judy for nearly a decade. I can say without hesitation that she is a woman after God’s own heart. She passionately pursues His presence. In the secret place of intimacy with Him, she writes what she sees as He speaks to her. I have often said that a journal is a record of our journey. I encourage everyone to keep a spiritual journal recording dreams and prophetic words as well as a detailed account of what God speaks to you in the secret place. Judy is a great example of this very practice. Jewels from the River contain open windows that allow us to see into her secret place with Jesus and profit from the things she has learned.
Prophetic language requires interpretation. All you have to do is read the book of Daniel or Revelation in the Bible to affirm this truth. The symbolism is not the way it is; rather, it is a representation of what is or will be. Often God will speak to us using language, symbolism, and metaphor with which we are most familiar. You will find these techniques as you read Jewels from the River. God speaks to Judy in ways He may not speak to us, but His methods are successful and the message is clear.
Jewels from the River is not meant to be a novel or just a journal. It is meant to quicken your own heart and awaken your desire to seek His presence in the secret place. Don’t wait any longer. Dive in! Immerse yourself in the amazing environment of prophetic vision. You will find yourself wanting more, and hopefully, you will seek Him for yourself. He is waiting…
~Dr Dale A. Fife, Founder and President of Mountain Top Global Ministries
Author: The Secret Place, The Hidden Kingdom, Spirit Wind, The Light Giver