Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Father Knows Best

Our father God is something else isn’t He? I mean the way he does things is not always the way we think things should be done. Sometimes I think I could show him a simple away… But I always back down real quick when I get to thinking like that. Lol

I mean, seriously, how would you feel if you were Moses being chased by pharaoh’s army?

Think about it for moment, there Moses is in Egypt causing all kinds of problems to pharaoh and all the Egyptian people who call themselves masters. All those plagues and the tension as thick as mud. Talk about drama, with that many people Moses had more drama than you could shake a stick at. (that’s an old saying that I’m not quite sure what it means but I’m gonna l use it.)

And then finally Pharaoh let them go and they flee from Egypt to head out into the desert. But for this moment, they got it ‘made in the shade.’ They had a cloud to follow by day, and a fire to follow at night. 

They were perfectly tucked in with the hands of God and put on the exact path that God wants them to be on for their travels. That means they’re in the perfect will of God.

So there they are camping down at the Red Sea and somebody runs up with some really bad news .. Pharaoh’s army is now chasing them and has them pinned up against the Red Sea.

Can you imagine Moses in heaven right now sharing this story with people who just arrived and wanna hear all about it?

“There I was all peaceful and everything, thinking, finally now I can get some rest. I didn’t have a clue as to what father God had planned for us, but I knew by looking we weren’t going to be crossing the Red Sea. Little did I know.. lol.”

My point is this… We’re human and we have feelings, we have plans on how things can be done, we like to see things done in a logical and orderly way to avoid confusion. Not many of us wake up in the morning and say ‘I think that I’m going to ask the Lord for a Red Sea so we can cross on dry ground.’ If we knew that was gonna happen, it might be one of those days that we want to sleep in and hope it goes away. But the Lord does not always tell us what we’re going to be doing today. That is the mighty awesomeness of Him.

There is nothing he can’t do, and today might be the day that he takes care of some of those problems that you’ve been having. It’s just that we need to be careful that we don’t close the doors on Him because He might do something spectacular that we’re not accustomed to and get all nervous about it. Still nonetheless, let’s keep building our trust in Him, let Him do what He needs to do, let Him take us where we need to go.

Father knows best!


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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Asking Simple Questions

About asking questions.  


There is a good way and a bad way. This takes discernment. Discernment means slowing down and thinking about what and why you are going to ask something.  This is one of those things James is talking about being slow to speak and quick to hear. 


This 'ask questions' is part of my gift.  I saw it in action a lot in college. When a class went stagnant, and it was too quiet, and the professor became uncomfortable as if no one was paying attention, I often would ask one single question.  This timely question would prompt life into the classroom again. The professor could answer my question, and then his answer prompted other students to ask deeper questions.  It was a God thing.  This is an example of a good way of asking a question.  One thing about this type of question. It did not come by the spirit of obligation. It came through the spirit of compassion.  Everyone was edified. The teacher was edified, the students and myself also.  


An example of a bad question.  When you are in a setting that you feel you must remain in and begin to feel an obligation to say something, like an icebreaker of the silence, this pressure comes by a wrong spirit.  The key word is obligation or feeling pressured to say something.  


Asking simple questions can boost another person's ego or show that you are interested in them and what they are all about.  


Asking questions can be a blessing or can be your curse.  Be wise. 


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I got a headache last night. I don’t get headaches, so I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I know I couldn’t think straight.  The only thing I knew to do was to cast any evil off and command my body to get in line with God’s will for me to NOT have that headache. 


I hate pain. That makes it easy for me to identify and quickly get on top of it. But we can get accustomed to things that oppose the Lord by slowly absorbing the things around us from the world.  Things can get left unattended and they begin to become a part of our makeup. That is why it is very important to keep our minds renewed with the Word of God. 




Krakowski: Break the Rules

Those of us who are called to do big things in the world are going to have to break the rules. You are designed to break the rules. You are designed to go against the flow. You are designed to deviate and come apart from that which is the norm. And the world needs you to do so. The world needs you to do so.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dowie: Angels Warn Us

Dowie: Angels Warning

BOMBING OF THE TABERNACLE 

On the morning of September 1, 1886, I was asleep in my bed, and at a very early hour, just at the dawn of the morning, I was awakened. Now that is a continual thing with me to be awakened at dawn. No matter when I go to bed, I will always wake when it is sunrise, even although I go to sleep again, should I not want to rise. 

I had been very profoundly asleep, and everything was quiet around. Suddenly I was out of the body. That is no unusual experience. But suddenly I saw the bed on which I was lying.”I saw on it a human form. It was a dead body. I lifted the sheet and saw my own face” dead. 

Immediately, I came to consciousness, and found myself lying in the bed; it was only a vision. I chided myself for having overworked, and said: “Now you see what strange

Sunday, December 10, 2017

We Are Given Teachers

Hebrews 6:12
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

1 Corinthians 11:1-2
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
...I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you.

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There are people who been put in place for us to follow. They have fruit that can be examined so that we do not follow down the wrong path of ‘good sounding words,’ persuasive arguments, or powerless entities masquerading as a church. 

The Holy Spirit, who is our teacher, also provides us with teachers. He calls them, molds them, and tests them before He ordains them. He does this because He loves us and wants the best for us. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dear Prophet... longing for the old days

Job 29:2-6 NIV
[2] “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, [3] when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness! [4] Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship blessed my house, [5] when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, [6] when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.


Dear Prophet, 
Don't let these be the words of your heart, where longing for past glory dims your eyes to your vision our Father has placed within you. Shake yourself off and put your left foot out in front of you and walk again.

Take a step for today, and again for tommorow. Pretty soon, you'll find your heart restored to the hope He put inside of you.



Shake it off and walk again. The sun is about to crest the hill. The sky already shows it's light. Be dressed and ready for the day ahead. God has great things planned... be ready.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Don't Roak My Boat

Isaiah 30:10-11
Who say to the seers, “Do not see,”
And to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things;
Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.
Get out of the way,
Turn aside from the path,
Cause the Holy One of Israel
To cease from before us.”

I never thought I would see this verse in real life. I pondered how anyone could ever say something so blantenly ignorant.  But now I have seen it and even had opportunity to say it myself... Things like:

Don't rock my boat... 
Ever say that and mean it ? 
I don't want to hear your bad news...
Ever close your ears to hearing more problems?


When the Lord sends us a message through someone, we must be careful not to cast it aside because it rocks our boat... ie... Messes with our own plans.

Sj

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hagin: Prophet’s Ministry When they will Not Listen

Hagin:  Prophet’s Ministry

When the Lord was dealing with me concerning the prophet's ministry, He said that if a church doesn't accept my ministry then I should go my way, shake the dust off my feet against them, so to speak; but He would remove their candlestick. He would take away from them what power they had left. The Lord told me that the time is short and the work that must be done should be done quickly in these last days. He said that judgment must begin in the house of God, and if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the sinner and the ungodly appear. If a church won't accept this ministry, then they wouldn't accept His Word and He can't help them.


If the pastor won't accept this message, then judgment will come on him. 

If  I have a revelation or message for the pastor, I am to deliver it. 

If  I have a message for an individual or a church, then I am to deliver it.


Some do not believe that personal prophecy is scriptural. 
They do not believe that a prophet may have a message for an individual. 
However, in Acts 21:8-11 Luke says,


And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist ... And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.


One phase of the prophet's ministry is that he speaks for the Holy Ghost. In the scripture quoted above, Agabus didn't tell Paul not to go to Jerusalem. He merely told him what would happen there. And it came to pass. Through this gift we have the ability to help people and to prepare them for things that are ahead.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Usurping Your Authority

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
(Words from the Lord through Marsha Burns)

7/24/17

I have given you authority to fulfill what I have called you to do and to be.  If you allow anyone to usurp that authority, you will not only be disobedient, but the outcome will be disastrous both for you and the one who comes between us.  Stand your ground and pay attention to My leading, says the Lord.  

Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.

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