Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Ephesians 4:26-27, “If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry—get over it quickly; for when you are angry, you give a mighty foothold to the devil” (TLB)
Ephesians 4, starting with verse 26, reads, "In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the Devil a foothold." Well, there's a biblical clock here on strained relationships/friendships, just like there is on letting dirty dishes sit untouched. The longer you wait to clean it up, the harder it is to clean it up. Our conflict in relationships/friendships are like that too. That’s why it’s wise not to allow things to sit, settle and fester. Remember, according to the Bible, we have a clock on our discord, and that clock runs out at sundown every day! In other words, we really shouldn't be hanging on to our anger, after the end of the day.
That reminds me a lot of those old Western movies I used to love to watch. If you’ve ever seen them, you will know the famous line all the marshal’s use, "You better be out of here by sundown!" Well, that's what we're supposed to be saying to any anger, or resentment, bitterness or conflict that comes up in our relationships/friendships. "Get out of here by sundown!" There's a good reason for this. That’s like leaving dirty dishes. If you deal with them and rinse them right away they're soft and easy to remove what’s left on the plate; just kind of scrape them a little bit and they fall right off. But you know what happens if you wait with a dirty plate? The longer it sits dirty, the harder it is clean.
Makes me wonder if that’s where we coined the term, "hard feelings"? Because our unresolved hurt is just as hard as the non-rinsed dishes! And sadly enough, that's when the Devil gets an opportunity to enter a marriage, or a parent-child relationship, or a friendship, or a church, business, school or workplace.
In conducting various marriage counseling sessions, I’ve discovered that at the core of most every marriage breakup there was an issue that once was small, but it wasn't dealt with when it was small. That’s why it’s so hard to mend marriages, because problems are never dealt with when they occur. They’re not dealt with until what was delayed has now become a damage beyond repair. Which is also why it’s so hard to keep to the current issue, because couples have left so many “small” issues ignored, that now that there’s a problem that happened in January of this year, but we can't deal with it yet, because we're still mediating the argument from January 2003! What's Not Resolved Will Reoccur!
In addition, at the core of broken parent-child relationships or a hurting friendship, or a divided church, there are also people who didn't clean up their anger when it first appeared; when it was still small, when it was still manageable, when it was relatively soft. And now it's led to a terrible hardening outcome. And the truth is, we can’t blame the devil. The Scripture tells us not to give him a “foothold”, but a foothold is just enough space for a person to put their foot in the door. However, the question that needs to be addressed is, who opened the door? The devil couldn’t get his foot in if you didn’t open the door and grant him access. And how do you grant him foothold access? By sending your anger to answer the door!
“Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down. AND DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL AN OPPORTUNITY [TO LEAD YOU INTO SIN BY HOLDING A GRUDGE, OR NURTURING ANGER, OR HARBORING RESENTMENT, OR CULTIVATING BITTERNESS].” (AMP).
This is how well you take care of your Grudge, Anger, Resentment and Bitterness. And do you know this is better care and treatment than some spouses and children receive! All of the emotions that are opening the door for the devil’s foothold into your relationships/friendships are being Held, Nurtured, Harbored and Cultivated…BY YOU! Do You Know What You’ve Deliberately Decided to Do With Your Grudge, Anger, Resentment and Bitterness? You’ve purposely grasped it, carry, supports and keep it, you have possession of it, you keep it contained and you cause it to stay by allowing it to be held onto tightly and securely. Maybe there's a strained relationship in your life right now. Could that be why God wanted us talking about this today? Well, if that should be the case, there have been far too many sunsets, too many bad feelings you let hang on! Please understand, it will never be smaller than it is today. I know that it's bigger than it used to be, but this is the smallest it's ever going to be. It will never be easier to address that conflict, that resentment, that anger than it is right now, no matter how hard that might seem. It's only going to get harder the longer you let it sit there untouched, unaddressed. It will only get more costly because you’re going to lose relationships, friendships, trust, support, and love.
I always find it amusing and sad that people will quicker redeem cans and coupons, than they will redeem people, relationships, friendships, marriages...It’s sad that we possess the Fruit of the Spirit, yet our Flesh has caused it to Rot.
Listen, I by no means am saying that those of you with “justifiable hurt; and legitimate pain” should not be angry. Even the Scripture doesn’t say that, “GO AHEAD AND BE ANGRY. YOU DO WELL TO BE ANGRY…” (MSG) The Bible does not tell us to hide, mask, camouflage, or pretend with our feelings and emotions. We’re never asked to lie about the level of hurt we’ve experienced. However, we cannot take Part of the Scripture, we must embrace it Whole, and the rest reads, “…BUT DON’T USE YOUR ANGER AS FUEL FOR REVENGE. AND DON’T STAY ANGRY. DON’T GO TO BED ANGRY. DON’T GIVE THE DEVIL THAT KIND OF FOOTHOLD IN YOUR LIFE.” (MSG) Get Angry, Deal With it in a Healthy Manner, Then Let It Go Before Sundown! Listen to the Bible, “…DON’T USE YOUR ANGER AS FUEL…” Well, today, I was sent to you for the sole purpose of taking your discord out of delay mode, and shifting it to deal with it mode instead!
Let no one tell you that anyone is beyond restoration. Not even Jesus felt that way. And He had good reason to kick quite a few folks to curb, but He didn’t…Judas betrayed Him (but He didn’t discard him); Peter denied Him (but He didn’t discard him); Thomas doubted Him (but He didn’t discard him); and in the end, they all left but John, and still He didn’t discard them, in fact, He gave up His life still. And to take it a step further, can you imagine hanging on a cross, dying yourself, between 2 thieves, knowing full well that they are guilty as sin, and yet one calls out to Him, and He still answers.
Don’t discard your loved ones. One day they will be on the other side of dirt, and by then it will be too late to wish you would have dealt with what you delayed. You can bring as many flowers to the grave-site as you wish; you can visit the grave annually; you can sit on top of their tombstone and talk to them all day long about how sorry you are, and still it will be too late! Therefore, deal with it now, and make it a dead issue while they're still alive, for once they are dead and gone, you will be left with the unresolved issue renewing itself in your mind every day.
Today is always your best opportunity to go to that person and do whatever it takes to repair things. Apologize if you need to, confront if you need to, pray together, talk it through. You just can't afford the hard spot in your heart that develops from anger that you stuff inside and let sit and settle. Anger never stays the same size. Bitterness never stays the same size. It always grows.
Remember the veteran dish-rinser, there's nothing to gain in waiting. The longer you wait, the harder it gets. Today is a great day for a new start. So, call them, email them, text them, write them, visit them. Whatever it takes, for however long it takes, put the work in and rebuild your relationship ruins. It can be done, it will be done. No More Delays…Today…DEAL WITH IT!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"What’s The Story Behind These Ruins?” You Can'’t Understand The Way People Act, Until You Know Their Story! AND EVERYBODY’S GOT A STORY!
“…What’s the story behind these ruins?” (1 Kings 9:6-9 MSG)
“I’m on the edge of losing it – the pain in my gut keeps burning. I’m ready to tell my story of failure…” (Psalm 38:17-20 MSG)
You couldn’t understand the way some people act, until you knew her Story. You watch how they act, how they treat people, you see the bad attitude they have, and you say, “I don’t know what her problem is, but I don’t have to deal with her foolishness! I don’t know why he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but I will not be treated like I was his aggravating alarm clock that disturbed his beauty sleep!” Or, you respond with the same garbage they just dished out to you. So often we judge people with little, distorted or no information at all! We see what they do, and assume that’s who they are. But rarely is that ever the case.
I’ve discovered that the “make a difference” people in this world, the healers, are the ones who never forget this critical issue in dealing with people: YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE WAY THEY ACT, UNTIL YOU KNOW THEIR STORY! AND EVERYBODY’S GOT A STORY!
I remember discovering how wrong I had been about some of the women in my leadership group, AFTER many of them poured out their hearts at our women’s retreat. Late into the night, people you thought you knew revealed the pain in their background. Some of the women who were “distant” were physically, mentally, verbally, and sexually abused. Some of the women who had “bad attitudes” actually suffered from varying mental illnesses (such as depression). Some of the women who “dogged men out“, were in relationships that treated them like property instead of like a person. Some of the women who didn’t like to be a “part of our social gatherings“, were actually ex-alcoholics, and although our events had no alcohol at them, for them, just being in a place with a lot of people, laughing, joking, having fun, listening to music, all gave them urges to need a drink (since that was mostly the settings when they did drink).
In other words, suddenly the lights went on and I said, “So that’s what I’ve been seeing all these years! It had nothing to do with their personality, just their personal, private, painful past.” I felt bad that I had been responding to them based on their deeds, and never considered the needs behind those deeds.
And the truth is, there are some people that we come into contact with on a daily basis (in our homes, churches, work, school, supermarket, laundry mat, hair and nail salon etc…) that are “crying”. But unfortunately, we get so frustrated because we don’t know why they’re crying that we simply ignore the cry, or wait for someone else to come and pick them up and figure it out. I can’t even imagine the amount of people who have left our churches because they were “crying” and no one took the time and patience to figure out why. We were so busy being frustrated by the “noise” of their behavior, attitude, ways, and words that we didn’t listen for the story behind the act of ‘crying’.
We’re so busy reacting, instead of listening. This brings to mind Ephesians 4, beginning with verse 29. He says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up, according to their NEEDS, that it may benefit those who listen” (NIV).
Let’s, as my custom, view this verse in another translation.
“Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the NEED and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].” (AMP);
In other words, don’t say things that will tear a person down, only things that will build that person up! Why? Because you’re focusing on their NEEDS, not their DEEDS! The word “need” is defined as “something required because it is essential or very important; expressing necessity or obligation; circumstances in which a thing or course of action is required.” And despite what their deeds may have been, there were needs that they stemmed from (if only we would take the patience and time to figure them out). And according to Scripture and the very definition of the word “need”, this is what God is requiring of us, as essential for them.
Listen: Whether that person is your child, your spouse, your parent, your friend, your coworker, or someone at church, they’re response is more about their need than their deed. And no matter what their response, your reaction is to meet their need! You are to love them enough to listen to their story until you can find the chapter their stuck in that needs and requires your help. Are you obligated to do that?
Absolutely! “You are your brother/sisters keeper!” John , “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another.” (AMP) The Message Bible says it like this, “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” (vss. 34-35 MSG).
Then 1 John 4:20-21, declares, “If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.” (MSG
And no matter how badly they’ve Acted, you have to love them enough to hear their Story, and be concerned enough to help them write a new Chapter! You can’t love God and not love people! God Himself calls you a liar!
Listen: If you knew their story, you’d understand that many people have been made to feel worthless much of their life. So they make choices based on the fact that they’re viewed as trash by some (especially those closest to them). And that’s one of the hardest battles to be won, is helping a person get past their past, and to forget what they keep recalling. You have to love them Forward! Your love for your brothers/sisters needs to be progressive (which is defined as, ‘proceeding gradually or in stages; engaging in or constituting forward motion’)! They will never get to where they need to be if they remain stuck where they are. And sometimes that means we have to be their “pen” of inspiration. When they feel the horror story is how it ends, we need to step up to the “desk” and say “oh no it’s not! There’s another chapter in you and we’re going to write it out!” They need to know that their character doesn’t die here; this is not the final chapter; the story is not over!
No Matter How They ACT, You Are Responsible to Stay In CHARACTER! Never Act Out of Character!
Thursday, November 24, 2016
David seemed like the least likely person to take on the giant, but he was the only person there who believed that God was bigger than the giant. So David, it says, "…ran quickly toward the battle lines to meet him." (NIV)
1 Samuel , here, we’re watching the army of Israel being totally intimidated by Goliath, the Philistine giant. David is this little guy who wants to go out and fight him. But Saul, the king, replies in verse 33, "…You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight him. For you are [only] a young man and he has been a warrior since his youth." (AMP). And then in Verse 37, David says, "…The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you." (AMP)
The Jews of Moses' day and Joshua's day; well, they made the same mistake when they measured the challenge in front of them. They looked at the Promised Land and they saw walls, and cities, and warriors that were bigger than they were.
Listen to Numbers 13:31-33, “But the others said, “We can’t attack those people; they’re way stronger than we are.” They spread scary rumors among the People of Israel. They said, “We scouted out the land from one end to the other—it’s a land that swallows people whole. Everybody we saw was huge. Why, we even saw the Nephilim giants (the Anak giants come from the Nephilim). Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers. And they looked down on us as if we were grasshoppers.” (MSG).
They had men with them to say in essence, "God's Bigger Than Giants!" But unbelief won the day, and so the people got to spend 40 years wandering in the wilderness as a result. Listen to Numbers 32:10-13, “The Lord became very angry. And he said that no one who was twenty years or older when they left Egypt would enter the land he had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Not one of those people believed in the Lord’s power, except Caleb and Joshua. They remained faithful to the Lord, but he was so angry with the others that he forced them to wander around in the desert forty years. By that time everyone who had sinned against him had died.” (CEV)
"It's bigger than God!" That's what unbelief says. It's what worry is saying. It’s what fear is saying. It’s what discouragement is saying. We don't really believe that theologically, but practically we seem to. We get beaten by the walls, beaten by the giants and the obstacles, because we think, "This one's pretty big, maybe too big for God."
But do you really want to miss the Promise because you doubt God’s Power? Do you really want to die in fear, because you didn’t live in faith? I think not!
So, what's the big thing that's making you afraid, making you discouraged? "These bills are bigger than God." Really? "This crisis is bigger than God." Is it? Really? "This pain, this illness, this family problem; it's bigger than...." Oh, forget it! It's nowhere near bigger than God! Nothing is! Compared to you, the challenge or the obstacle is huge. But what are you going to do with God, who created a hundred billion galaxies; who controls a hundred billion galaxies and everything in them? Why don't you measure your monster next to Him? You'll find your fear turning to faith and your stress melting into peace.
You’ve seen God heal, you’ve seen God deliver, you’ve seen God save, you’ve seen God do the impossible, and you’ve seen God turn it around in your favor. So why do you doubt Him now? You’ve seen God keep a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food on the table, clothes in the closet. So why do you doubt Him now? You’ve seen God protect you and provide for you. So why do you doubt Him now? What the doctors said before didn’t stop God from being God…what stops Him now? You’ve seen God grant you a job, a paycheck, insurance, transportation. So why do you doubt Him now?
Listen, there is absolutely nothing that God can’t do except lie and fail! “God is not a man that He should lie.” He has never failed us and He is not about to start now. So why are you allowing circumstances to crush your faith in God? Now, that’s how we need to view our God! Bigger Than All Things! Always in Charge no matter what becomes out of Control in our lives!
And I’ll be the first to tell you, this isn't what I’ve read, but what I’ve lived. I know what it feels like to feel as though your bills are bigger; the diagnosis is bigger; the pain is bigger; the enemies attack is bigger; the lack of employment is bigger; the lack of money is bigger; the lack of food and shelter is bigger. Been there! And I know first-hand the response on both sides. I know what it feels like to experience all of those things and feel as if God has forgotten you or that your situation is so big that God has to figure out a solution to your problem. And I can tell you personally, thoughts like that only bring about fear, worry, lack of sleep, loss of hair, loss of peace and joy, high blood pressure and the like. In other words, it does not help, it only hurts! But, I’ve also grown, matured and developed into a woman of faith. I learned to trust God to handle what I can’t get a grip on. And I’ve watched Him supersede even what I asked of Him in prayer. I learned how to look at obstacles, trials and struggles as only another means of increasing my faith, challenging my hope, building my trust, dependence and reliance on Him. I learned that my hardships and hard times were only teaching me to do more than read the Scriptures, but to apply them, live them and walk in them.
People of God, we need to learn how to measure our giants by the size of our God, not our God by the size of our giants! After all, what can be measured against God?
Today I leave for Israel with a group of friends and intercessors, as we pray for peace over Israel and peace over America. We ask for your prayers during our journey to the Holy Land. I felt led to share God's Word and what He has placed on my heart.
Today it appears that our nation is topsy turvy, "a state of utter confusion". God makes no mistakes. "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God. Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." (Romans 13:1-2) Worship the lord for every perfect decision He makes, whether we like it or not! Don't find yourself praying and trying to go into spiritual warfare against God and his solidified will. Jesus is not going to stop reigning. God is always working behind the scene.... He's directing it all.
"The LORD of Hosts Himself has planned it; therefore, who can stand in its way? It is His hand that is outstretched, so who can turn it back? “(Isaiah )
God predestined these things to happen, and God’s Will be done. "Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7) God is not a man that He should lie.
Even if my natural mind doesn't always like His decisions, my faith in His sovereignty and perfect ways always takes the forefront. I'm not thinking about mere mortals thoughts on it, because most try to override God and do not understand why He has to allow certain things.
PROPHETIC WORD NOVEMBER 2016.
It's seriously time to get it together, God is not playing and Satan is working double time and over time. No More Water, But Fire The Next Time. They ignored the prophecy, continued in their wickedness, and were consumed by the floods of angry waters in the days of Noah. Likewise, many make a mockery of those God uses to warn them, and don't believe, but they too will perish in their wickedness and arrogance, but this time BY FIRE. God is not a man that He should lie; nor is he mocked. Get your houses in order. . Any church that advocates for sin and tells you that there is more than one way to God, is a Synagogue of Satan!
The Holy Spirit told me repeatedly: God is not playing in this hour!
Tell them that powerful demons are being unchained in hell, and are being released into the earth to torment and destroy the inhabitants. God's concern is His people, His church. Where are they, who are they worshiping, what are they doing? Why are they not listening to and obeying sound doctrine? Things are about to get worse. They must pray. This is the season where you have to mean what you say, and say what you mean! Most of all, your actions need to align with your words in everything, because every move you make is crucial, and the time is very sensitive right now. The devil is not showing any mercy on anyone. As a matter of fact, he is even more relentless, because he knows his time is almost up. He is sending more of his human agents and demons your way to distract, derail, and destroy you. Something is getting ready to pop off.
It's also a time to sever all meaningless and toxic ties, even from those you're just use to being around. You cannot stay bound to these people and things that are keeping you with constant emotional highs and lows and keep you from progressing. This change is essential for your next level. You can love, forgive, and pray for people from afar! Never allow anyone to make you feel guilty about you wanting to completely sever ties with them, especially if they are hell on wheels, interfering with your relationship with God, and constantly bringing chaos into your life. High blood pressure can lead to death! Use wisdom! The devil is not showing any mercy on anyone. As a matter of fact, he is even more relentless, because he knows his time is almost up. He is sending more of his human agents and demons your way to distract, derail, and destroy you. Put your spiritual eyes on, be vigilant, and stand firm in your convictions in your walk, and in your dealings with people.
Do not be easily persuaded. Be bold and direct. Be led by the spirit of God, and have a zero tolerance for people coming to you with ulterior motives, trying to insult your intelligence, or with conniving spirits. STOP THEM IN THEIR TRACKS! You have to be unwavering in everything. Let them call it mean if they like. Guard yourself. If you're saved, be saved unapologetically and without shame. Let them call you Holy Roller or whatever else. People will talk whether you're doing good or bad. We are going into a new season, beloveds. It's time to surround yourself with those that genuinely love, support, tell you the truth from a pure place, and have your best interest at hand.
To those of you that are highly anointed, faithful, and obedient to God, when the enemy and his demons cannot touch you, because they know you are too full of power. They will always look for your spiritually weak family; those who lack understanding of the spirit world, and sinful family members or those you love the most, and attack them to get to you. They will even attempt to kill them, and possess them. I know it sounds crazy, but this is the works of the kingdom of darkness. They are stupid like that!
Their goal is to shake your foundation, thwart your faith, halt your prayer life, distract, derail, and ultimately destroy you.
When you pray, you must use your body (brain), spirit, and soul to go into the spiritual realm; visualize/use your imagination, and by name, put your loved ones into the center of a circle, and begin asking God to put a hedge of protection and an incubator of the blood of Jesus, around everyone within that circle.
Also, verbally loose the terror of God on, and bind any demon and/or even human agents that is planning to come into that circle to harm those you've placed inside it. Pray with scripture "Whatever you bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven. Whatever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven." all in Jesus's name.
My Heavenly Father, my all and all, You are raising up a standard in this season, and we are called to unwavering faith and obedience in this hour like never before.
My mind and heart is stayed on You. My hopes are on things eternal. We are but a vapor in this earth; one minute we're here, and the next we're gone. Time is so precious, and it waits for nothing. I just want you to be pleased with me. My entire being and everything You allow is for Your glory.
We must trust You Lord and we love You with all our heart and soul.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Prophets/ Intercessors Are Not Psychics, Witches, Warlocks, Diviners, Fortune Tellers, or Magicians! Those Entities Work In Wickedness From The Pits Of Hell!
Prophets/ Intercessors are not psychics, witches, warlocks, diviners, fortune tellers, or magicians! Those entities work in wickedness from the pits of hell! They are in opposition to God, and work for Satan. They conjure up demons for goodness sake! Where are we today in the church? Why are men straying away from sound doctrine? Why are people following those practicing witchcraft, psychics and false leaders? You can read in the Bible what God say about people in these roles. Matthew 24:24-25, Matthew 24:10-11, Matthew , 2 Timothy 4:3-4, 2 Peter 2:1, 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13. You can also read Jeremiah and Revelation. No matter how magical, intriguing, and mystical they look, you should never trust nor consult with them. Some of them will even kill you. There is no moral compass for people that operate in these types of evils.
A friend had given me a video to watch and wanted my opinion on this prophet, as he calls himself and his wife prophetess because my friend felt uncomfortable with what was taking place and then another intercessor was visiting this state on a trip, attended the church and shared that she had to leave because the Holy Spirit showed her that this person was a Satanist.. This intercessor was not aware that a friend had sent me a video to watch this person or that I even knew of this leader. These people find enjoyment in such diabolical foolishness. After watching the video and praying, the Holy Spirit showed me these people were glorifying themselves, they were false leaders, playing with demons and practicing satanic rituals. I could literally see this leader giving people cool aide to drink or poison-laced punch and they would all drink it and die in following in this kind of leadership. I’m referencing on November 18, 1978, in what became known as the “Jonestown Massacre,” more than 900 members of an American cult called the Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader Jim Jones (1931-78).
I am not compromising my anointing for anyone! I am not setting foot on your altar after God repeatedly reveals to me that you are a witch or warlock! We are operating in opposing spirits. People are such weaklings, that they will jump on any bandwagon that they feel is most popular, instead of being led by the spirit, and allowing God to order their steps. I would rather fellowship with 3 people, than to step into a room full of lukewarm demons playing church.
When you are really seeing in the spirit, and is full of Holy Spirit, you cannot walk into a satanic environment without feeling uneasy, or without seeing behind the veil of what's on the surface; the glitz and glam. You just can't! That is not the nature of the God I know, nor in alignment with the word I read.
Every time there is a Christian movie produced in Hollywood for television or the theaters, you will notice that shortly afterwards a satanic movie is produced as well which falls into the realm of this spiritual warfare. People on television using demonic powers, the network is too gullible and spiritually blind to even catch what’s going on and then again maybe they are not blind to what is going on. This is the daytime television or the stuff they want children to tune into and be lured into.
Prophets/Intercessors are servants of God, and only see mysteries of the spirit and into future happenings as God desires to reveal, not on demand like genies. It doesn't work that way. We pray, and God reveals and blocks at his discretion. Sometimes reveals without us praying about it, just sporadically through various avenues. The Holy Spirit is also whom many of these things flows to us. When it comes to what God has shown or told you, you have no time to worry about people's feelings. So what if they get mad? They can take it up with God!
Don't back down. God will always affirm and protect you. Speak what the Lord has said, or be dealt with by him! PROPHETS WILL ALWAYS BE UNJUSTLY PERSECUTED
In the office of the prophetic, we will speak many things that oppose the masses and what they consider popular, but we will always be affirmed and covered by God. We will be persecuted for our fear and obedience to the Lord. However, we must stand firm, unwavering, fair, and hold to truth, because the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Obedience is better than sacrifice. No matter what or who is popular or most prestigious among the majority, DO, SAY, AND GO WHERE GOD TELLS YOU TO.
You are a mandated ambassador/mouthpiece for God. Do not abort your assignment!
HOLY GHOST METAMORPHOSIS. There's this thing that happens to a person when the Spirit of God has established his dwelling within them....
YOU ARE CHOSEN. When there is a supernatural mandate on your life, you will NEVER fit in, so STOP TRYING! You were chosen to be set apart. Don't look at it as a deficiency. Look at it as honorable, and walk in the authority of it! Although this is a wonderful thing, at times it can be a burden, because sometimes you have to tell them things that will provoke them to anger.
That's because many are spiritually immature, and they take it personal if you see something that opposes their natural will, instead of respecting the voice of God's mouthpieces, and seeing it as a thing for their good. People get into a lot of trouble disregarding and/or despising prophecies.
People try to zero into the few times that a prophecy didn't fall through, but what about the many times they did? Do you not understand that this person is still human, and is prone to human error and mistakes just as we all are?
Stop allowing platforms to make you place people on the level of God, as if they can't make mistakes. Go back to when Aaron and Miriam came against Moses; God struck her with a skin disease like that! He said "Touch not my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm!" God is not to be played with. You will bring God's judgment on your own head. REPENT!
Even if you don't agree with them, pray for them, but certain things you have to be careful putting your mouth on.
Be careful to know the Word of God, when people are not teaching the word of God or if you feel uncomfortable pray and ask God for discernment, reveal to you when you don’t understand. You have to stay in the word of God because Satan tries to emulate God and if you are not in constant prayer or walking in the spiritual realm, the devil will confuse you with demonic people, false leaders, witches, warlocks, wizards, fortune tellers, psychics and who or whatever else is falsely presenting themselves as representing God. The Bible speaks of this in the End Times when there would be a rise of false leaders and people working in the demonic realm. Beware: Matthew
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
When you are afraid trust in God. When you are not afraid, trust in God. When things go wrong remember Jesus is the bridge and the way back. God sees our heart and knows exactly what we think and feel. Discouragement is not from God . God already has the solution. Can it be that simple? Yes; because there is no second guessing in Jesus Christ.
When life caves in He comes to us not with answers but with His presence which is the answer. What is God saying when He says "Be Still and Know That I Am God? The key phrase here is "Be Still. Be still and listen, be still and draw closer, be still and focus on Him. Psalm 46:10, be still and meditate on His word. There is no greater worship than giving God all of you. We can't watch TV for 3 hours then read the Bible for 3 minutes and expect to grow spiritually close to God.
God is God and the Bible instructs us to come humbly into His presence. (1 Peters 5-6). The word humbly actually means to be close to the base, not too far above the plain or foundation. God is a welcoming Father who encourages us to come boldly into His presence.
If you are struggling right now, remember this, God will provide. His ways are often different than our own, but He always provide. If God could close the mouths of Lions for David, Part the Red Sea for Moses, make the sun stand still for Joshua, send ravens to feed Elijah, open the prison door for Paul & Silas, put a baby in the arms of Sarah, raise Lazarus from the dead, then he will certainly take care of you. Nothing you are facing today is too hard for Him to handle.
When the enemy brings hardships into your life, God has a way of taking that experience and turning it for your advantage. You may think that you've hit a dead end, but if you stay in faith, you will see God begin to open up a new route. He'll put the right people in your path, the right opportunities, and the right circumstances to move you forward toward your God given destination. Every situation that touches your life, God is there. His presence is there.
Our Disobedience Is What Gives The Enemy Operating Rights To Do Hurtful Things To Us. When You Step Out of God's Divine Order:
We don't have to go through most of the things we go through, but our disobedience is what gives the enemy operating rights to do hurtful things to us. When you step out of God's divine order, you step out from under His covering, which is your protection. Everyone wants the power, supernatural experiences, and spiritual gifts, but no one wants to bear the Cross. "No Cross means No power! You have to be willing to do and go wherever He tells you to. YOU MUST BEAR YOUR CROSS, AND IT WILL NOT BE EASY, BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT! "
GOD IS SOVEREIGNLY INTELLIGENT. THAT MEANS HIS INTELLIGENCE IS UNLIMITED. The commands He made, and the things He allowed to make the Bible, were not without much thought. He made them to protect us, whether you believe it or not. That is why when you do things in opposition to what God has ordered, you get the consequences you get. Corinthians 5:5 is an example of God allowing punishment at the hand of Satan, so that He can save us before it is too late.
It says "Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns."
That is why we are to die to self on a daily basis and live for Jesus. We cannot sustain on our own. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
HUNGER FOR THE LORD. I want to give God more of me; more time praying, more reading my word, more fasting, more worship, and more consecration. Never be ashamed to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord before anyone!
There's no such thing as praying, loving and worshiping God too much! There's something about the name 'Jesus' that stirs up something on the inside.
SWEET SURRENDER, God loves a surrendered heart! That's the only way He can really use you. If you want His power, you must submit to His will. Two cannot walk together unless they agree.
When you agree with God's will, you can follow Him peaceably, and without the opposition that tuggawar brings. Repent, live holy, seek and serve Him with your whole heart, and live to please Him. God, I'm yours! Use me, make me, mold me, and guide me, Father.
If you want to make it into heaven, you have to get your heart right! Forgive, love, and treat people like you want to be treated. Pray for Jesus to teach you how to love, forgive, and have mercy like He does. The greatest Cardiovascular Specialist you'll ever encounter, is Jesus! Give Him Your All. He will fix your heart if it's broken, hurting or hardened. God looks at the heart, He wants to know does His Son sit on the throne of your heart or are we just giving good lip service with our prayers.The worst thing you can do, is to stand before the Lord unprepared. The Lord says...."Prepare them. I am coming quick!" I want many things, but God is EVERYTHING I need. In understanding this and being firm in my faith, I know that my heart's desires will also be granted. He is the source for everything we want and need. One area He starts preparing us is in Grooming .
THE MASTER GROOMER: Sometimes Grooming hurt us in places where we are being groomed as well as pruned. God doesn't want us to hurt but He has to remove certain things to groom us into His likeness.
God knows how to prepare you for where He is taking you. You can call Him the Master Groomer, because He will definitely get you ready!
1.) If you need to be tougher, He'll make you tougher!
2.) If you need to be more humble, He'll humble you!
3.) If you need to be more spiritually grounded, He'll start disconnecting you from all relationships to where all you have is Him and the word to look to; temporary isolation!
4.) If you need to be more discerning, He'll allow you to continuously get hurt by people until you learn to test the spirits!
5.) If you need to learn forgiveness, He'll allow sickness/ailments in your body and not forgive you of your transgressions, until you start forgiving others!
6.) If you're fearful, He'll put you in situations where the only choice you have is to fight and grow some courage!
7.) If you're a negative spirit breaker, He'll bless the person you've been breaking down right before you, and put you in situations to where you will need them, in order to put you to silence and change your heart!
God spells it all out for us in Psalm 23. This is an eye opener for some of us who have read this chapter over and over;
The Lord is my Shepherd
I shall not want
He makes me to lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside the still waters
He restores my soul
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name sake
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For You are with me
Your rod and Your staff they comfort me
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
You anoint my head with oil
My cup runs over
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Face it, the Lord is amazing.
*TAKE YOUR GLORY LORD*