Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Moving Mountains in Simple Steps
James says in simple terms.Get
close to God and He will get close to God, Repent and keep your sins under the blood, and
your mind focused on what is important.
4:8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your
hands, ye sinners; and purify
your hearts, ye double minded.
We are meeting to pray over
our city and asking God to remove Mountains that are in our citizens.Many in our city are full of doubt and
unbelief; Pressed down with Mountains of habits and addictions.Full of fear with Mountains of pride and
rebellion and self will.
As we prepare to take
authority over these mountains, Mark shares how to receive - - -
Step 1.Have Faith in God:
Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering
saying, Have faith in God.
Step 2.Open your mouth and Speak
Mark 11:23For verily I say unto you, That who ever shall say
unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and
be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he
says shall come to pass; he shall have what
ever he says.
Step 3.Believe and not doubt
Mark 11:24Therefore I say unto you, What
things so ever ye desire, when ye pray,believe
that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Step 4.Forgive ifyou desire your personal forgiveness
Mark 11:25 And when ye stand
praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your
We are reminded in the Lord's prayer that first we come to God to honor
Him,Next we are able to ask for our
bread and our needs, but Jesus emphasizes the importance of forgiving others.
Our families are a big part
of our life, and as young children, mountains are put upon us.Parents and relatives, friends, teachers do
not always understand the power that there is in words, and as most of us have
experienced, words that hurt and deeply cut into our soul.These words make deep wounds and cause us to
become easily offended.
As a young person, the sad
thing is that we take those harmful words to heart and believe them, not
realizing they are not true.
If anyone has ever told you
"leave us alone, we don't want you here," or "you can't do
anything right," or "you are not really loved,"or "you are not the pretty one,"or you are not smart and will always
fail."Often these types of
statements are often said in jest, or in anger, and they are NOT true, because
they are lies, - but believed by the young child.
So what happens as the child
grows up.They remember those words, not
really connecting that the words are not true, and believe everyone they meet
must be saying those same words about them.
Although a blessing from a
parent figure will help to counteract childhood hurts, the major point in
healing these hurts is for you to pull up the memory of your parent, sibling,
teacher or friend and the words they said - -Then determine to say verbally,"I forgive you."Do
this with each face that comes to your mind.Forgiveness is powerful.
Lastly take time to fast
forward to times later in life when you experienced pain from words and again
say with your mouth - - "I forgive you."Believe the mountain is gone.
As I was teaching the Lord spoke to me and said, Once the mountain is now level ground, it is time to plant a "Tree of Righteousness."
I shared this with our prayer warriors, and said, as the many mountains in our city are moved, we shall plant a tree where there was once a mountain. In our city we shall plant an orchard of trees.