Ephesians 5:19, 20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
This post was the message I brought at our meeting "Praying over our city."
If you have taken any soul
winning instruction, you may have heard about the “Four Spiritual Laws.”
1. God loves you and offers a
wonderful plan for your life.
2. Man is sinful and
separated from God.
3. Jesus Christ is God's only
provision for man's sin.
4. Jesus must be acknowledged
as savior and received by faith into ones life.
In the natural, there are
laws of the universe:The Law of Vibration (everything moves,)
The Law of relativity, (Practice relating your
situation to something worse than yours, and you will feel good about where you
are.) The Law of Cause and Effect, states that for every
action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. We also know about the LAWS of sowing and reaping.The Law of Polarity states that everything
has an opposite. The Law of Rhythm states that everything has a
natural cycle as do the tides, and the
law of gravity. Law of Gestation states that everything takes time to manifest. The
Law of Transmutation states that energy moves in and out of physical
form. Your thoughts and words are creative energy.
In the Old Testament, God
gave Moses many laws including the 10 commandments.
There were laws,rules and regulations how to make the
sacrifices and the priest must be clean physically and spiritually before he
could administer the sacrifices.God
planned everything to be legal for sins to be carried away.
Today we are going to
consider a deeper view of Spiritual Laws.Just as there are natural laws that govern the physical universe, so
there are spiritual laws that govern your relationship with God.
Jesus was continually asked
by the skeptical leaders; “Is it lawful to do this or is it lawful to do
that?”They hoped to trap him with their
Jesus gave us spiritual keys
to the kingdom to bind and loose with words.
Jesus gave us the legal right to boldly enter the Holy of Holies.
Jesus gave us authority to speak, to proclaim
and to declare His will on earth.
taught the laws of enforcement with love and mercy when He prayed, “Thy will be
done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Jesus also taught about the
law of agreement, when two or three agree.
The life, death and
resurrection of Jesus was all pre-planned in eternity past and was officially
authorized by the Father and carried out lawfully to make a legal way for our
The spirit world operates
with spiritual laws, and this includes satan and his kingdom of darkness.The devil knows he can legally touch those who
will give him entrance by their choices.He crouches as a lion waiting for people to give him an open door.Many have ignorantly given satan open doors
because they failed to understand what they were doing.They gleefully followed their friends who urged
them on.Participation in certain
practices will open the door to the devil and bondage.
There are many dark doors
that prevent prosperity, and blessings; dark doors that are stopping our joy,
happiness and peace for Christians and non Christians alike.
We are aware of the doors
most visible such as unforgiveness, harboring grudges, attitudes of mood by
allowing our thoughts to wander, sexual sins, and addictions of various kinds.
There are also dark doors of
curses that go back decades even back generations in many families because of
occult practices and other agreements made legal with satan at one time, but
are still even today holding people in bondage.We may not be at fault in this matter but are reaping what others have
Intercessors must be aware
that the battle is in the spirit world to boldly pull down strongholds of blind
eyes and deaf ears so that our citizens will be able to see and hear
truth.Pray and make declarations using
words because words are powerful.
Before we come to war, it
would be good to first close any open doors in our personal life.Ask the Lord to search your heart and - - and
closing any open doors - - as we do at communion time.Coming with a clean heart is the only way we
can advance and win.
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A portion of today’s lesson
was adapted from Laura Gagnon’s video “Why can’t I get my breakthrough?”You may want to view her video on You
tube.She prays a powerful prayer over
you at the end:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHl4YB4swuo
This post is from my notes at the Sunday Morning Bible Study
Find a Place to Meet with God
The prophet Habakkuk had
found a place where he could meet God and they would hold a conversation.This is what each of us must do.To find a place where we are comfortable and
meet God so He can speak to us and us to Him.
2:1I will stand upon my watch, and set
me upon the tower, and will look forth to see what he will speak with me, and
what I shall answer concerning my complaint.
The prophet was upset with
God because he had figured out what he thought God should do; and things were
not happening according to the prophet’s plan.He was willing to listen and then God spoke and told him to write it all
Then the LORD said to me, "Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a
runner can carry the correct message to others.
It is good for you to keep a
journal and write down things God is saying to you.Be still before God and listen for
answers.Write down your dreams and
visions and even your prayers.Be still
and wait to receive from God.The
important thing is our heart attitude.
Sit and wait for this is a
relationship and is not to be hurried.
Our foundation of Faith is to
daily meet God and it is okay to ask questions.
How does it help you or the
Body of Christ?Is the message from God
for every one, or simply personal?It
will become clear as you wait.
The prophet’s vision was
timed for later, but it was true and at the right time it would be fulfilled.
Be careful not to be proud or
lifted up.Realize the just shall live
by faith.We must trust even if we don’t
Faith is humble submission
and personal loyalty to Him as our savior and Lord.Looking only to Jesus as the basis of our
salvation and acceptance before God; and acknowledging His absolute right to
give orders and to have the final word about what is right and acceptable
behavior and conduct on our part.
people we are to have a moral uprightness and steadfastness to follow His ways
no matter what the prevailing evil around us.Regardless of the situation is and what ever happens - - we chose to
remain upright and trust God.
We are not to worry, for God
is in control and He will take care of us and bless us.
Every day, come to “your
tower” to meet God.
At my work place, I must make
sure I am doing everything according to the “rules” of the company, State and
Federal.The rules may not be according
to my opinion, but I am to follow them regardless.Continue to check your attitude.
We follow Christ and
acknowledge he has given us guidelines, procedures of importance.We are not to compromise and take short
cuts.Be comfortable as you obey
God.He demands moral uprightness and
expects us to follow His will.He
calculates everything to shift into His general plan regardless of our present
culture.His “right” is absolute and
there is NO turning with Him.
What God shares with you,
understand it may come to pass at a later season; however though
it delays, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
The service was different
today, as Pastor Allan was speaking from his
Have you ever had one of
those days when God seems so far away?
Let us come boldly into His
presence.I am so thankful I am not the
person I was yesterday or the same person I was in the past.
If you are experiencing
different things from the usual, perhaps you are the one who has changed your position.
Are you too busy to read your Bible every day? What is occupying your time? Are you spending too much time on face book?
We must co-operate with
God.He is always available - - we may
have shifted our position.Am I making
We need you Jesus,Holy Spirit we need you, I just want to be in
your presence God.The Holy Spirit is
here today.He has shown up.We can praise the Holy Spirit, That is what
Holy Spirit wants.He delights in the
praises of His people.
At this point different people
from the congregation came forward with their Bible and read scriptures on
worship and praise.All was orderly, and
different ones said amen in agreement.
Thank you God for provision; You
are our provider.He gives us what we do
not deserve.He is worthy of our
We claim our schools, our
neighborhood for God.We claim boldness to
be an effective missionary here in our city.
We need to practice worship
at home where we are constantly seeking to be accountable to God.For our ministry and our church to be blessed, we must follow His
If I shift and move away from
His direction; God is still moving but not as He wills.God wants this place to be a place of refuge,
and a place of prayer.
What is on my heart?To be 24/7 in His presence.I am not speaking about a confessional, but a
place where people can connect with God and He will speak to them.
We have ministers we admire,
but we can’t be like them.We can desire
to have their passion, but if we try to be like them, we put ourselves in a
box.We need not a box or a ball field,
or a world, but we need a universe.A
heavenly place here on earth where we can rest.
People pursued Jesus and they
wanted to be near Him.He was and is the
answer to every need and to every problem.
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blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Good News Trans:It is the Lord's blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard
work can make you no richer.
I am reminded of Pastor
Allan’s sermon Sunday when he said there is the Natural and there is the
Jesus told a story about
workers who agreed for a certain wage to work in the vineyard.Through out the day more workers were hired,
and at the end of the day, they all were paid the same.The twist is that the first workers
complained and did not think they were being treated fairly.Logically they thought they should have more
because they had labored longer than the rest.The Master reminded them that all of them were saved by Grace and not of
works lest they should boast.
In the Natural - - Have you ever
received a gift that you did not work for, and did not earn?
In the natural at one time, as we left with
our four young children to visit the worlds fair in New York; our Pastor’s wife phoned and told
us to come by on our way out of town.Robert got out of the car and spoke with pastor in their yard.It turned out Pastor gave Robert $450 for us
to use on our trip.There were no strings
attached, and it was freely given.
Pastor said "We want you to have a great time on your trip."
In the spiritual - -
Salvation is our gift and it
available at a valuable price, but to us it is offered freely.
There are spiritual blessings
that God desires to pour out into the natural with provision, and “wealth” that
you did not earn the normal way by work.God’s spiritual Kingdom does not operate the same way as the natural world.
I am not suggesting that you
are going to be blessed with a new car, or a new house just dumped into your
lap - - but I have heard of people here in our city being blessed with a new
(or almost new) sofa, a desk chair, or a washing machine.
Although I am careful when I
shop and spend money, - - God does not want us to live beggarly and to barely get
along living from hand to mouth.
When the Bible says “He makes
us rich,” it means he supplies us with MORE than
God has records, and he will
be passing out rewards in heaven; but he will not be rewarding us according to
the amount of work we do for him.He
will be rewarding us both spiritually and materially according to His measuring
cup; and his measure is larger than ours.
Today I have brought a copy
of Laura Gagnon’s prayer of blessing over our cities, and our Nation.As we use this as our guideline for today,
note that we are declaring blessing over our city.
Blessings that the citizens did not earn or
work for; Blessings in the natural and also in the spiritual.
(Here below is the Prayer of Declaration:)
A Declaration of
Blessingby Laura Gagnon, Escondido, CA
Father, I declare blessing on everyone in this
geographic region. Send this word out and let Your angels fulfill the
administration of this blessing.
I declare a release from the
things that bring bondage, stress, and worry. Let there be a release from the
things that deplete people's strength, steal their time and bring
them into spiritual slavery. I release the Spirit of the Lord to break them
free from all constraints, ungodly yokes and covenants. I loose them from
the things that have had them shackled and bound.
I declare we are breaking new
ground in 2017. I declare this is the year of the pioneers to break forth and
lead the way. I declare 2016 is the year for shifting and restructuring to make
room for the release of the Kingdom
of God. Let your kingdom
come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven O God!
I declare restoration for the losses of previous years. Let angels be released
to administer justice and restitution on behalf of Your people. "Let
all that was theirs and all rightful proceeds be restored to Your
people now, in Jesus name." The thief is caught. In the name and
authority of the Lord Jesus Christ I command the thief to repay every
loss at no less than a 7-fold return according to Proverbs 6:31.
I decree over the people
in this region supernatural cancellation of debt, as it is written in
Deuteronomy 15:1,2. Let there be forgiveness of debts, both in the natural and
in the spiritual as the Lord’s remission has been proclaimed.
I declare the accuser who
divides must be cast down according to Revelation 12:10. I declare the God of
peace has crushed the enemy under Your feet, and ours. Let there be a sudden
turnaround in relationships that have been fractured, divided and estranged.
Let families be made whole in Jesus name. I declare healing to the family
trees. I declare God's family tree in the body of Christ is healed. I declare
that you are trees of healing to the nations in Jesus name.
Father, let the tangible
results of Your glory manifest in each person's life. Pour out Your blessings
upon Your people. I ask You to please give them things they have not had to
I ask You to shift things around in such a way as to cause Your
people to receive things they couldn't possibly imagine.Bless them exceedingly, abundantly above all
they could ask or think according to Ephesians 3:20.
Give them divine
appointments and open doors into places they couldn't get to without Your
intervention, according to Revelation 3:8 and Isaiah 22:22.
Let Your favor do for them the things they
cannot do for themselves.You are God
Almighty; You can do anything! I ask You to open Your hand and release the
blessings of Your storehouses to Your people and I thank You for hearing
me.In Jesus name, amen.
I felt a gentle breeze as my hands were lifted in
prayer at our prayer meeting Wednesday morning. No one else seemed to sense the
As I lay in my bed that night, I asked Jesus "What was that
breeze I felt today?" He said to me, "That was the angel’s wings as
they left to answer the prayers you all prayed today."
1:14Are they not all ministering
spirits, sent forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Our lesson was on receiving
what you did not earn and did not necessarily deserve.Our prayers were to bring blessings on our
local citizens both saved and unsaved.
Several needs were mentioned and we asked God to supply abundantly even
though it might seem impossible in the Natural.God’s Spiritual kingdom works differently than our natural abode here on
earth. God specializes in things thought impossible.
Allow God to amaze you with
answers even when you hardly believe that He can do it for you.
Then today I was shocked to
receive a check in the mail for $66.19 that I did not earn and apparently I deserved.It was a refund for an overpayment to my
insurance on my automobile.
That was quick and I did not
even ask for it.God works in ways to
surprise us at times.
I do believe that Angel’s Wings create a soft Breeze
as they leave to do God’s bidding.
Are you Praying and believing? - - There they go - - -
This post is from my notes
and our Teacher’s outline of our Sunday Bible Study
Speaking our Minds and Hearts
Reading from Habakkuk 1:12-17 we see the prophet acknowledging
God’s holiness but questioning God from all eternity for choosing the
Babylonians to bring judgment against the sinning Israelites.The prophet likens the Babylonians as
fishermen pulling in a good catch and almost worshiping his rod and reel for
helping make his day.The prophet is
speaking his mind telling God are you sure this is the thing to do?
Consider our own attitude to
those around us who seem engrossed in worldliness.
Watch your sharing with others when you are
angry.Perhaps you are in rebellion
Habakkuk was angry at
God.We must take care not to accuse God
because he knows the end from the beginning.After all God knows you like a book.It is time to trust God when things don’t look so good. Things will go better if you live for God and
follow His law.
We have the ability to
use “Free Will” and to make choices.God
is angry with the wicked - - but does He still love them?
Sometimes we have a
hard time being completely honest with God.We read certain passages of Scripture, such as in the Psalms and here in
Habakkuk, we are encouraged to know that not only is God okay with our honesty,
but He even invites it.Most prophets speak
on behalf of God to us; Habakkuk speaks on behalf of us to God – and he does it
with honesty that might make some people blush.
When you read Habakkuk’s bold
words - - “This outrage! Evil men swallow up the righteous and you stand around
and watch!- - How do you feel?
Does the same level of
honesty in Habakkuk’s words show up in you when you talk to God?Why or shy not?Is that good or bad?What might happen in your life if you could
speak to God with such honesty?
Consideryour life - - your friendships, place in life, expectations, dreams,
goals, hopes, job, school situation, and so on.About which of these areas do you wish you could speak honestly with
Take the risk and tell God
exactly what is on your mind.Resist
censoring yourself.Speak honestly and
openly assured that God is capable enough to handle your honesty.
Know that God invited your honest
communication with him at all times because above all, He wants your heart.
exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Sermon Sunday Morning at Open Door Church digested from my
Pastor Allan was
speaking,We need to be here.We need to experience the Corporate Presence
of God in this place.What God really
wants is for you to recognize his omnipotence, His glory and His presence in
the congregation; and then take it with you.
I am tired of a mind set of
independence, for we are a team, a body of believers.We can’t put God in a box, and He must be
allowed to move freely to work in our lives.
God desires to correct, to fix and to lead us as He shows us the way to
go.Understand His plans may not be what
you expected.He moves in His way
regardless of the bent of the people.His desire is to save, heal and to deliver from bondage.
I desire my children to receive
the Promise, and a move of God in this generation.
People are searching and know
not that their need is for God.
Some in this church have put
expectations on people to control them. Understand that we are not the Holy
Spirit telling people how to live.
What is the model of God’s
will? What does God have for us as a
corporate body and as individuals?Everyone of us has a personal agenda; and often it is instead of being willing to allow
God to have His plan.
We need miracles like it was
in the Bible.
God I claim miracles to
meet the needs of the people.Many are
the needs, physical, financial and spiritual.We need a revival in the hearts of our people.
Pastor asked anyone with a need to raise
their hand.He moved among the people
addressing several with needs for a job, some to overcome habits, and faith for
We must stand in the gap for
those who are suffering.Those who are
in impossible situations - - may they receive their miracle.We must believe instead of question why.
When we are in God’s presence
and we pray, all Hell shakes.Posture yourself
to understand the natural reveals the spiritual.Let us view each other in the spiritual
15:46 However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is
natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
When Jesus was baptized by
John, the Holy Spirit ascended upon him in the form of a dove.We have experienced the dove, the flood, and
the fire in the natural, and there are spiritual applications as well.
God’s desire is that we be
healthy in the natural and also in the spiritual.
When others look at us I want
them to see Jesus.
The believers at Antioch were called
Christians, because they were known as little Christ’s.The term may have been meant to be ridicule, but
the truth was they were reflecting Jesus so much that they were like Christ.
That is my prayer for this
church that we will be so like Jesus that miracles and the supernatural will be