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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THE BREATHS OF GOD ARE COMING


 
Simple Prophesy - Sharing Good News with Others 

My post on Sunday was about Prophesy, Dreams and Visions.  If you missed it click on The Future is Now.

 Prophesy takes many forms.  There are actual Prophets who operate in the Five Fold Ministry. 

Then there is US as we (prophesy) and share Good Words from God.

Are you ready for some eye opening words from Kathie Walters? 

"THE BREATHS OF GOD ARE COMING"
Kathie Walters, Macon, GA
 
Words - Arrows From the Lord

Kathie is stating:  Recently, I had a vision of a golden angel. He had a golden bow and golden arrows.

The gold represents "the glory" and the arrows are "Words from the Lord".

The bow represents His servants, the prophets, but not necessarily as in five-fold ministry prophet, because the Bible says that we may all prophesy one by one (1 Corinthians 14:31).

So any one of us can prophesy and encourage one another. )

A Prophet, as in five-fold ministry, is someone that operates at a high level with the Lord, and who can discern the Word of the Lord for many situations.

Now is the time you can believe for a word for yourself (an arrow), or be open to give one.

The breaths of God are moving everywhere... blowing away the dust of “Religion.”

Do you know that every move of God develops its own religious ways and religious traditions eventually? Which later on have to be broken in order to receive the new things that God is bringing to the Body of Christ.

You can believe for an arrow, A Word, and you can chill out and relax because you can't earn anything from God.

But you can believe that, "God is working in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians 2:13).

Your Spirit Man

Your spirit man is the real you, isn't it? Because He is eternal and the eternal spirit dwells in you.

Your spirit man lives in the spirit realm. He doesn't jump in and out. He always lives in the spiritual realm. Your spirit man prophesies all the time because he is prophetic. Your spirit man has visions continually because he lives and dwells in that realm.

Your spirit man lives in the heavenly places, so it's not unusual for us to have visitations from God and visitations to heavenly places. After all, that's your home.

The spirit of “Religion” always tries to make you do what only God can do. The spirit of religion always promotes striving and trying in you.

Those are the very things that take you OUT of the spirit realm. Your spirit is not striving and "working at it."

Everything you have is a gift. I want to add that living in the spirit and moving in the spirit is not hard. It's very easy and sometimes that's a problem because a lot of people struggle with the fact that there is nothing we can do to qualify or earn points.

Jesus and all He represents; salvation, healing, deliverance, baptism of the Spirit, all is a wonderful gift from God. He wants us to receive it.

If I gave you a precious gift from my heart and then you came to see what you could do to earn it, I would be very upset. It was a heart thing not a legal thing.

Jesus came to establish the New Covenant. The New Covenant is all about God's heart when you think of it. He even gave you a new heart to match His! "A new heart and a new spirit I will put within them," (Ezekiel 36:26).

As I travel all over the world, I see the same things happening. People who were content a couple of years ago, are hungry again; and when you are hungry God can move in you and on you because you are open.

The Breaths of God Are Coming

The breaths of God are coming, and with a refreshing. I think of the famous prophesy that was given to Arthur Burt and a small group of people in the 1930s in England. It talks about the end-time move of God. It talks about the breath, and then the rain and then torrents. In fact, I have placed it here for you to read. It's good to know where we are in the plan of God.

"No Ebb" prophecy by Arthur Burt:

"IT SHALL COME AS A BREATH,
AND THE BREATH SHALL BRING THE WIND,
AND THE WIND SHALL BRING THE RAIN,
AND THERE SHALL BE FLOODS AND FLOODS AND FLOODS,
AND TORRENTS AND TORRENTS AND TORRENTS.
SOULS SHALL BE SAVED LIKE FALLING LEAVES FROM MIGHTY OAKS SWEPT BY A HURRICANE.
ARMS AND LEGS WILL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN…
AND THERE SHALL BE NO EBB."

Kathie Walters - Good News Ministries
Website: kathiewaltersministry.com

Kathie Walters is an international speaker who brings freedom to those who feel they have to "qualify." She also ministers in the supernatural and believes that the supernatural realm is for everyone.

 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

THE FUTURE IS NOW


Jacob had a Dream

Our guest minister Pastor Roy was reading from Acts chapter 2 as I took notes and edited his sermon for today:

 Acts 2:16-18 New King James Version (NKJV) But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; Your young men shall see visions; Your old men shall dream dreams.  And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.

Looking back at Moses on the mount of Sinai, there was fire, smoke and a voice from heaven and the delivery of the Torah.  God formed them into a new people to become a new nation. 

The Passover was God’s liberated Word.  On the day of Pentecost there was fire, smoke and voices of men speaking the Words of God.

The crowd that accumulated did not understand and many eyebrows were raised at the strange happenings that day. 

Peter began to explain as he quoted the above passage from the Prophet Joel, reminding them that prophesy is natural and not weird.  It is not predicting the end of the world but is a declaration of how God sees His world.   It is words of peace, hope, how to treat your neighbor right, and to show your love. 

Each one of us as Christians are called to declare the Good News.  We are NOT prophets of doom and gloom but we bring Good News. 

Sinai ends and the future is NOW; God’s new reality.  What do the “Last days,” look like?  Will there be a burning up and destruction?  No - -

Peter quoted the Prophet Joel and said in the last days there will be dreams and visions and prophesy.  Dreams and Visions to see what God can and will do in this generation.

We are never too young or too old to start dreaming.  Today is a time for God’s fresh presence to be established in this place.

Our city exists now.  May we not push everything to the future?  May we not be guilty of saying “One of these days?”

Just when is it that God’s presence will be manifested?  When we dream, imagine and envision it.

As we scan the news each morning it usually is bad news.  Instead let us grasp a proper perspective and reflect on the Scriptures to begin our day.

It seems human nature to tend to be morbid, but rather might we rejoice in God’s blessing and not put a damper on what He is doing.

We are called to participate in God’s dream.  Swing wide from those who are negative and pull you down.

We are in the Last days when God’s reality begins in the NOW.

Go out and proclaim yes prophesy and speak the reality as God sees it.

Committees are quick to tell all that is wrong with a proposal.  Instead let us see the reality of God’s grace breaking out and celebrate God’s goodness.  Good things are happening.  Speak it out and be prophetic. 

We are not experiencing a complicated religious touch, but allow the Holy Spirit to work through us.

Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream.” 

Begin to see reality differently and declare with our lives and words “Reconciliation.”

May I challenge each and every one to pursue to dream and prophesy as we allow God to become fresh and alive in us to see a different reality at all times to all people and to know the future is NOW.


 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Consolation When Things Don't Go Well Guest Post by R.T. Kendall

 

Consolation When Things Don't Go Well


Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines ... yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. —Habakkuk 3:17-18

The very things Habakkuk had complained about—the fig tree wasn't blossoming, no fruit, no herd in the stalls—were still not there, and yet he was rejoicing. He wasn't complaining now. What changed his mind?

There were three things that consoled him. The first was that he could see that God was what he saw: "The Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it" (Hab. 2:2, KJV). What a relief to know that God sees!

The second thing that consoled Habakkuk was the knowledge that though full intervention might not come as soon as he wanted—"Though it tarry, wait for it" (v. 3, KJV)—it would nevertheless definitely come. There was a plan; there was a time schedule. Maybe it's a little longer that you want it to be, but wait for it; it will come.

The third thing that consoled Habakkuk was the understanding that God imputes righteousness to the man or woman who lives by God's faithfulness. When we say, "God, I don't understand it. I don't know why You have let me wait this long. I don't know why You haven't stepped in sooner.

But I am trusting you," we are cleansed in that moment and given rest of soul. He says, "I like it when you trust Me that way."

Are you looking for the vine to blossom before you can rejoice? Are you waiting for the raise in pay? Or for that answered prayer?

Are you waiting for everything to fit in before you start praising the Lord? If that is so, then turn in your badge now and give up.

As Proverbs 24:10 says, "If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small" (KJV).
Like Habakkuk, you will be given grace to trace the rainbow through the rain.
 
Excerpted from Worshipping God (Hodder & Stoughton, 2004).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Take Your Hands Off My Car



 

Our Associate Pastor Tom, knew we were leaving soon for our move to Oklahoma, and we would probably be selling our almost new Oldsmobile Station wagon.  
 
Tom drove an old rattle trap of a car, but he was happy it still ran.

One day he playfully placed his hands on the hood of our car and said, “I claim this car for my youth ministry." 
 
We joked back at him and said, “Please take your hands off our car.”

That evening my husband and I had a talk and later spoke with Tom.  We told him if he was serious, we would offer him the car for about half of what it was worth Blue Book. 

Tom was elated and took the information to his bank and they told him they would be happy to finance the entire amount as the car was worth that and more.  In fact they added some to the loan so he was able to pay a large amount on his student loan.

This worked out good for us too, as we were happy about giving him a good deal for the Lords work. 

In life if there is something you need (or desire) from God, it is good to place a name on it.  Tell God all about it and if it is a serious need, request others to pray along with you.

Don’t just think in your mind, but verbally say with your mouth what you require. 

We planned to use the payment Tom gave us toward a Ford Van so we could pack it full when we moved to Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible College.


We needed a Ford Van with only front seats. 
 
My husband spoke in Faith to me and said, “Hazel we will pay cash for the Van, you just wait and see.” 
 
I did not know where the money was going to come from. 

Selling our car brought a good part of it and then - - unexpectedly we received a large refund check from our Work-man’s Compensation Insurance company because we had no accidents.  We were almost there, when another surprise refund check from a previous year arrived that covered the rest of the van. 

We must have been a sight when we finally left for Oklahoma with our Pick Up Truck full, our Ford van full, and our two daughters driving their own cars full.  We had with us; two dogs a cat a bird and angels watching over us. 

The next year 76/77 was an exciting time, and God performed many miracles along the way.  

God desires to bless you and prosper you so that you can bless others.  Ask in faith believing and be brave to speak out and say what you are needing God to do for you.
 
 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

GOD IS NOT FAR FROM US


GOD IS NOT FAR
 
Our church was blessed with Pastor Roy, a guest speaker today who read from Acts 18:24-28, the oration of Paul at Mar’s hill.

He asked us to consider the location of Athens Greece a beautiful place in the classical world, but full of religious temples to various gods. 

Paul was uneasy with the many kinds of idols and couldn’t help himself to share Jesus.  Some wanted to argue and discuss with him, this new religion.

The people requested that he come with them to Mars Hill and speak of new things which they were always willing to hear a new thing. 

Many were excited and curious to hear about Jesus, while others were suspicious, quoting some of their own poets.

These men believed all sorts of things.  Paul may have wondered, "Wow God must be a long ways from here.  How did I get myself in this place? "

Where do we find God?  Most Jews looked to Jerusalem, where the temple was consecrated. 

In Greece there was the Parthenon and many temples representing a variety of gods.

As Paul spoke, he quoted some of their own poets and told them “GOD IS NOT FAR FROM US. 

As we think about our own local city, there are lots of disturbing things around us, strange ideas and often life is upside down.  We think, “Where is God?”

Then we remember, “GOD IS NOT FAR FROM US.”

A Rabbi once said, “The world is not derelict, it belongs to the Lord.”

Imagine yourself with Paul standing in a place where every belief imaginable is there, but God IS present there with us.

We don’t need to go some other place to find God.  There may be a temptation to leave and search elsewhere, but accept the fact that; "Here is where I belong."

The beauty is that we can be in a moment of illness or grief, yet GOD IS NEAR.  People disappoint us and circumstances are not always to our liking, but GOD IS NEAR.

Don’t focus on buildings and temples made with man’s hands, and you will find stability to discern that GOD IS NEAR.

God doesn’t need a Holy mountain or an icon; HE IS NEAR.  What ever circumstances you find yourself, God is NOT far.

We do not know what this new week holds for us, but let us be a carrier of Good News to those people who we meet. There are enough people who seem to know where God IS’NT.  May we bring good news and not doomsday tidings.

It makes no sense to travel to find God, for He is already near us.

Will we be open to share this Good News and cause others to realize that GOD IS NOT FAR?  HE IS WITH US EVEN NOW.
 
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

What Is the Work of the Ministry?


 Guest Post by Rev. Rick Joyner

What Is the Work of the Ministry?


The basic work of the ministry that we are called to as members of the Body of Christ is first to be the extension of Christ on the earth today.

His Body is what He works through now, just as His literal body was what He worked through when He walked the earth. He wants to do everything through His people now that He did when He walked the earth. (Photo via Wikimedia)

When Jesus walked the earth, He taught, healed the sick, and set the captives free. He trained His followers to do what He did and then sent them out to do it.

Today most of the ministry of the Church involves teaching, with some charitable work, and a few that also include healing and deliverance.

With those that include healing and deliverance, it is something they do, but rarely release others to do. Some do a little more by training people how to pray for the sick, prophesy, and be the evangelists we are called to be, but where is there even one place that all are being equipped and released to do the whole work of the ministry?

Watching God Move

John Wimber may have been one of the most effective leaders to break this mold and train and release people to do the work of the ministry. The Vineyard Movement that he raised up sent great shock waves throughout the worldwide Body of Christ as multitudes were trained, equipped, and released to do the works that Jesus did. While this was happening, The Vineyard Movement was the most exciting in the world to be a part of. (Photo via Wikipedia)

The Vineyard Movement was messy as the people learned and matured, just like the Lord's own meetings tended to be. One thing The Vineyard was not was boring. I was in more than one meeting in which a raging demon-possessed person would come screaming and thrashing about. Yet each time, the person left "in their right mind," free.

In many meetings, we witnessed extraordinary miracles. Such grace from God was upon The Vineyard for a time that there was a sense of awe and wonder greater than the world's entertainment could match.

There is nothing more interesting than God and nothing more exciting than watching Him move. There is nothing more boring than religion, and we are about to be delivered from religion to follow the Lord, not just men.

We can also be sure that He has again saved His best wine for last.

 
Rick Joyner
MorningStar Ministries

Email: info@morningstarministries.org
Website: morningstarministries.org

Rick Joyner is the founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries and is the Senior Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Final Quest, A Prophetic History, and Church History. He is also the president of The OAK Initiative, an interdenominational movement that is mobilizing thousands of Christians to be engaged in the great issues of our times, being the salt and light that they are called to be. Rick and his wife, Julie, have five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remember 9/11 Help my Unforgiveness



Help my Unforgiveness


Lord I believe, Help thou my unbelief!
These words were sincere as the man spoke,
He had asked Jesus for a miracle to spare his child,
His words came with expectation and with hope



Oh Lord today we remember the devastation
Caused by those who thrive on terror
Hate nourished their very thoughts and minds
They were void of even considering their error.


We grieve those who were lost in the rubble,
Children, men, and women, all innocent of this deed,
Our sorrow knows no bounds as we moan our loss,
Why, why would men be so vile? What was their need?


I cannot find it in my heart to forgive those terrible men,
From their souls came seeds of destruction they have sown.
Lord, help me to draw upon your forgiveness,
Because I have nothing left to forgive on my own.


Give me peace where there is none, and bring me grace,
Let me understand how you are able to forgive,
Even these awful men who sinned against you,
Teach me Lord show me your heart and the way to live.


When you breathed your last, I know it was for all,
Did you love those who hated you even as you died?
And still the miserable sinners who devise wickedness?
Did you have me in mind when you gave your life?

I must pray when I do not feel the energy to do so,
I pray for those who lost family, and those who survived.
Lord Help my unbelief, help my un-forgiveness,
Teach me to forgive as you have shown us by your life.
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