Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
As we push forward striving for the goal, the yoke of the world comes upon us to try and make us slow, to keep us from attaining what has already been given, and then He comes...and makes a trade gives us His yoke so we no longer need to slave, for His yoke is freedom and fullness of life and though we strive we don't have the strife...the negativity of the world that wants to hold us back has been broken off of us and now we are on the attack!!!!
as i sit in the sunshine preparing for bed a flow of words starts to stream into my head a reminder of a gift long ago wasted a gift that was tainted with the darkness of my youth but now as the Light has burned that darkness away there's a stirring of something I thought was buried to stay...this time will be different I hear in my sprirt becasue as the flow starts the enemy will fear it he will run he will flee he can not stand against me becasue of the power of Jesus and the dominion HE has given me...His Word is a light that illuminates my path no longer do I have to suffer from the enemy's wrath...why??? do you ask ...because I have been set free at last free from my sin and free from my past as long as my focus remains on my Lord, I will move forward, forward to the goal He has set for me
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Psalm 37:4 (NASB) Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Part of the process in our walk with Christ is the working out of His destiny for our lives. As the Creator of the universe He has the perfect vision and plan for our lives. In Jeremiah 1:4-5 it says: Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:“ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” and in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. God has a perfect plan for our lives, like an artist that has a vision for His newest creation, so God has a vision of the end product that He is forming in us. We need to give Him full control of this process, we have a tendency to interject our own version of what He has planned for us which lengthens our time on the wheel. He knows exactly how fast or slow needs to be turning for the phase of creation that you are in, He knows exactly how much water to apply or what tool to use to imprint the unique design that He has in mind. In verse 4 above it says that the vessel that was being created was marred. The marring for flaws that come up don't surprise The Potter, He expects them. When we first get on the wheel we have imperfections that need to be worked out,consequences that we are still working through from our past, unforgiveness, offenses, rebellion and wounds to name a few. The Master Potter has away of recognizing these flaws and know exactly what needs to be done to work them out. We need to remember that God the Creator of the universe has a vision of where He wants us and what the end product of what He has in mind for us and know that His plan is the perfect one. We need to trust Him and give Him full control of the process, the shaping, the working out of the flaws, the healing, the speed (or lack of in our perception) of the wheel. So where are you on the wheel, in the process? Are you giving Him full control of your life? If not.... it's time. He wants to make you into a vessel of honor.
2 Timothy 2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
Monday, July 4, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
So this morning I was checking my Facebook and there was a post by Nor ‘west Prophetic that really stirred something in my heart. I guess to be honest it kind of opened a can of worms for me.
Here is what the post said: When God’s children pray, He listens, He answers. Jesus taught us to pray “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” How many people have prayed this over the last 2000 years? No wonder the Kingdom is breaking out all over. Break out more Lord!
And this was my reply: Unfortunately there are thousands of people that will say this prayer today and have said it for years more as a religious mantra than an actual prayer. They are clueless
to the power in the words that they speak and it makes me sad that for them there is no reality of the Kingdom of God being at hand, as Jesus taught. For them access to The Kingdom can only come
through death or return of Christ, whichever comes first. It breaks my heart that they are clueless. Lord I ask that You reveal Your Kingdom to those that are blind and apathetic, so that they may realize all You have for them.
After writing this I felt prompted to read what is referred to as “The Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-13. Some believe that this is a prayer that needs to be repeated religiously and others that it is an outline for how we should pray. I believe that it there is power in the words that Jesus gave us to pray and that it can be repeated as a heartfelt prayer and used as on outline or guide in how we should pray.
Matthew 6:9-13 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And
forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
When you read this prayer, Jesus is revealing important things to us, He is giving us keys. He tells us that the Father’s name is to be “hallowed” which means: regarded as holy; venerated; sacred. He affirms the gospel that He preached that the “Kingdom of God is at hand”. He tells us to rely on the Father for our sustenance. He instructs to forgive as we have been forgiven and to keep us safe from attacks from the enemy.
Something that caught my eye was the next two verses: Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” When I read this, I heard this is a critical key to accessing the Kingdom. Giving and accepting forgiveness allows for a clean heart which is prime territory for the Kingdom to come in.
In reading through this, I felt like God is changing something that I have had in my heart. After reading what I have already posted, you may assume that I am talking about unforgiveness, but that’s not what it is. I can’t tell you how many times I have preached or taught on how we are supposed to separate the sins from the people that are committing them. That God loves people and hates sin and so should we.
I guess for me I have had an easier time separating the sin from the sinner with people that are outside of the church. People that are criminals, addicted, leading a homosexual lifestyle, I can see beyond their issues. At some level they don’t really know any better, they are products of their environment and culture. I can sense God’s heart for them and see His desire for them to be set free.
Then there are people that are inside the church, the ones that should know better. This is where
my issue lies, where I struggle, because I know that they should know better and it frustrates me. Then I was shown that they also are products of their environment and culture. In my processing this I was reminded of the times that I have been in public and people are letting their kids behave
poorly and don’t stop or discipline them. Many times I will turn to my wife and say “their parents need a spanking” and in that God showed me that many times the leaders in the church are in the
same position. They allow the propagation of poor behavior; they allow for judgment in the hands of those it doesn’t belong; they allow prayer meetings to become venues for gossip and rumor mills;
they let a spirit of religion run rampant and unchecked. In realizing this, I figured out that I need to ask for forgiveness. One, because I was misplacing blame on people that didn’t know any better (but should), and two for having a feeling of angst against church leaders that lead these people into derision. These are God’s children that have been led astray be a spirit of religion and need to be set free just as much as any of the people that are struggling outside of the church.
So LORD I ask that you forgive me for having these feelings against Your children, please help my heart line up with Yours. Show me what You would have me do or say to minister to Your children better. I know that You have called me to help others be released into their destiny, please
guide me in this as well. Amen
Monday, May 2, 2011
security, safety and shalom. This is the fruit that I am seeing in an apostolic environment....."
"their" flocks, propagate the fear. The apostles and prophets should be the ones leading the Church. If they are truly submitting to God's authority, they can fully move in His call for their lives and the people in the Church are exposed the love of the Father and can reach their full potential.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Ezekiel37:1-14 The first half of Ezekiel 37 is familiar to most of us. It gives us an example of being obedient in speaking out what God is telling us to speak and how He
wants us to speak it. In Ezekiel’s obedience he prophesied healing, breath and life into what started as dry dead bones in the desert. The result of his obedience was an army was raised and we received a promise from Abba of
having His Spirit placed in us.
Following this healing, restoring of life and filling of the Spirit, God tells Ezekiel to prophecy unity, that His people would be brought back as one. The twelve tribes that had been divided into Judah and Israel would again be one people.
The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and the people of Israel associated with him’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph (the stick of Ephraim) and all the house of Israel associated with him.’ And join them one to another into one stick that they may become one in your hand. And
when your people say to you, ‘Will you not tell us what you mean by these?’ say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am about to take the stick of Joseph (that is in the hand of Ephraim) and the tribes of Israel associated with him. And I will join with it the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, that they may be one in my hand. When the sticks on which you write are in your hand before their eyes, then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms. (Ezekiel 37:15-22 ESV)
In reading this Scripture this morning, I felt like God was telling me that He wants there to be unification in his body. His desire is to have his body healed; that life be prophesied into the dry bones; that the lifeless bodies that are standing with their armor on; that have been given what they need to go into battle, but have “No life in them”; that the breath of God be prophesied into them, so that He can fill them with His Spirit so that they can move forward in their destinies.
He wants to pour HIS SPIRIT out onto His Church, His Body. He wants centuries of division eradicated. He no longer wants mindless disputes over doctrines of man to blind His people; He wants them squashed so that all people will see Him for who He is. In His true identity being revealed, we can walk out the one commandment that Jesus gave us: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31 ESV) When we can come together as one body, speaking one
language, having one heart that is corporately focused on one God there is nothing that we cannot do (Gen. 11:6).
The Church, His Body, needs to move forward with a unified heart, so that we can accomplish all that He has for us. He wants to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh as the Prophet Joel spoke in Joel 2:28. We are being called as frontrunners, to be culture changers so that world is prepared for the coming of its King. It is time fo the proclamation of Joel 3:9-21 to go forth. It is time for His body to move forward with one heart. There is an ever growing urgency for Jesus’ gospel to be preached: “that the Kingdom of God is at hand”. We need to grab on to His kingdom we need to let it be on earth as it is in heaven.
So LORD by your prompting I prophesy life into the dead parts of Your Church, that doors and portals will be open. That the churches that deny or hide from Your Spirit would be rocked to the core by that which they deny or are hiding from; that the shackles of fear propagated by the doctrines of man will be shattered. That there would be a great awakening as life is prophesied into the dead soldiers. I also prophecy that there will be nothing, no structure built by man to try and control Your flow of the Spirit and Your movement among the people. That any attempt to build a cistern to contain Your outflow would be utterly destroyed. Instead You will provide us
with the means to ride Your flow, You will guide us into the right flow for what it is You want us to do. That as we ride these flows together we will fulfill the mission and purpose that you have for us individually and we will see how that works together in Your corporate unified body. Amen