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Having a sense of
purpose creates drive and initiative. It also means that you know what you are
supposed to do. Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or
created or for which something exists. It’s why you do what you do. It is the end to
which someone is born; the reason for the origin of a person or a thing.
For example: "The purpose of
salvation is to inherit eternal life.” “Jesus
came that He might destroy the works of darkness, and restore man back to the
You must identify your
purpose and move in that direction with a plan.
When you do, that becomes your (synonyms) motive, motivation, grounds,
cause, occasion, reason, point, basis, and justification.
When you know your
purpose it creates recognizable boundaries and boarders for your life which
eliminates certain things and opens the door to receive certain things. Everything about your
life centers around the purpose for which you were born, including
relationships, places and things. That’s why the most
important thing you can do is go to God and ask Him what He has planned for you
to do, and do it.
Jeremiah 29:11, For I
know the thoughts (the imaginations, thoughts, plans, purpose) that I think
toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace (shalom, Heb., completeness,
soundness, welfare, safety, health, prosperity, tranquility), and not of evil (ra’,
Heb., wickedness, adversity, hurt, harm, unhappy, displeasing, unkind thoughts,
but) to give you an expected end (tiqvah, Heb., thing or outcome longed for).
Jeremiah 29:11, "For I
know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not
for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (TLB)
God has an original plan for your
life, and you have to ask Him, seek and knock in order to acquire it. Matt. 7:7, says, “Ask, and you
will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened.” (TLB)
Matt. 7:7-11 (Message Bible) “Don’t
bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t
a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with
sawdust? If he asks for
fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you
wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So
don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?”
James 1:5, says, “If any of you lack
wisdom, let him ask of
God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (KJV)
Go to God for the answers, and you
will receive what you ask for. That is a promise!
Proverbs 29:18, says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (KJV)
(AMP) Proverbs 29:18, “Where
there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained;
But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God]."
You must go to God and
get a revelation of your purpose, your designated point of interest, His plans and
intentions for your life so that you regain a sense of destiny and know where
you are going.
When people lack the
mind and wisdom of God they wonder, are aimless, hopeless and try to live off
of the purposes, energy, existence and lives of others which is a great
mistake, because God isn’t so foolish as to create you in His own image and
likeness to be at the mercy of others like that. Rather, He created you to walk in dominion power and authority as His ambassador in this world according to Genesis 1:28. The key is to pray and ask God to show you what He desires of you in accordance with Habakkuk 2:1-2.
Habakkuk 2:1-2, says, "I will stand at my
guard post and station myself on the tower; and I will keep watch to see what
He will say to me, and what answer I will give [as His spokesman] when I am
reproved. 2, Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision and
engrave it plainly on [clay] tablets so that the one who reads it will run." (AMP)
Your vision comes from God! Your
direction comes from God! Your purpose in life comes from God, and you can’t
afford to wait for somebody else to hand you a purpose and a vision. You are
mandated to go to the Creator and ask Him for it. I’m glad that I can go to God for
what I need, and I’m so glad that I don’t have to wait on somebody else to do
it for me, because I can easily end up disappointed. But, when you ask God He promises to
answer and give you the very best. He’ll give you a future and a hope!
God I thank you for being the answer to
my need, and I thank you that I can come boldly unto the Throne of grace that I
might find mercy and find grace to help me in the time of need. Not only that, but God said that He
would give you another Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to lead and guide you into
all Truth! He will be in you guiding you
by His Spirit. Then He’ll give you Power, Strength
and Grace to do what He ordained for you to accomplish.
You’ve got to believe it, Stand on
the Word of God, Decree and Declare it, Bind the Enemy, Shake Off Disillusionment
and tell the devil to BACK OFF IN JESUS NAME!!! I’M MOVING FORWARD & I’M
GOING TO DO WHAT GOD SAID FOR MY LIFE!!! GLORY TO
I trust that you have been mightily blessed by this month's Community Blog as we are dedicated to sharing meaningful dialogue that will bless and change your life for the better. Please share your comments with us, and share our message with your family and friends. Thank you so much, and God bless you.
We are living in a season when things are intensifying on a grand scale. Nations across Europe and even America are being challenged in unimaginable proportions because of the current crisis involving hundreds of thousands of people fleeing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, which has become a global refugee crisis. Christians and other minority people groups are being persecuted throughout the world - especially in the Middle East and here in the United States of America. Police have become targets of extremely violent and deadly crimes for reasons some are justifying as retaliation for the wrongful deaths and police brutality against African American males over the course of time. Now, Christians are being imprisoned right here in the United States simply because they disagree with the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage. A major drought has been occurring in California and on the West Coast of the United States for almost 5 years with no stopping in view. The integrity of our governmental leadership is being questioned more now than ever before in history, and former statesmen and women are under serious criminal investiga-tion for violating the law. Iran now has been handed the ability to develop nuclear weapons and possibly evade full disclosure and detection over a certain period of time, jeopardizing the security of the nation of Israel and its neighboring countries. Needless to say, the world is on Fire!! But, in the midst of all of these events taking place around the world it presents the greatest opportunity for the people of God and the body of Christ to stand strong and stand tall and speak life over the nation for the glory of God!
As people of God, we must let our light shine as we enter into the corridors of prayer waging intense spiritual warfare and intercession on behalf of humanity, the Church and it's Pastors, Israel, America, and Christians who are being persecuted everyday for their faith in God. It's time to stand in the gap and make up the hedge in Jesus mighty name! The body of Christ is an army of people who are empowered and filled with the Holy Spirit to do great exploits in this world. It is time for us to stand together and stand firm upholding the standards of God's holy word. Nowhere else in the world can people go for salvation, healing and deliverance except the Church. It is God's governmental institution in the earth where people are taught, trained, transformed, equipped and empowered to carry out His will from heaven to earth. When the Church rises as a force in fervent prayer and intercession the adversary has no choice but to flee and loose his captives!
It is through a focused effort of engaged prayer and intercession that major changes happen around us. A Great Awakening and Revival is knocking at our door! Let's open our hearts wide and prepare to be a part of a tremendous life changing move of God. Those who have discernment of the times can sense the move of the Holy Spirit and know that God is calling His people to a deeper commitment in prayer as we are entering into what is perhaps the greatest time in history. Dedication and commitment to pray for our nation, Pastors and churches, those who are being persecuted for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and for Israel is paramount. The adversary is roaming throughout the earth seeking whom he may devour, but it is the faith-filled anointed prayers of the righteous that avail much and put the enemies plans to naught. We have been called and anointed by God to speak life over and against all the works of the enemy, knowing that no weapon formed against us shall prosper and every tongue that rises against us God has given us the right in judgment to condemn in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! We must move with the Holy Spirit and allow God to flow through us, heal, deliver, save and bring hope to a lost and dying world.
Let's make something very clear. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh (John 1:1-14). He did not come to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:17). He said of himself, "I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10b) Now, if Jesus knew the end from the beginning, and promised to send another Comforter to save, teach, bring light, revelation and healing, how much more should we endeavor to do the same today? (John chapters 16 & 16) We are God's ambassadors, representatives, and a kingdom of priests in this world. It is our responsibility to represent His Kingdom in power and authority over the kingdom of darkness, and bring glad tidings of good news. (Luke 10:19; Romans 10:15)
In this season, the adversary has launched an attack upon God's servants and generals in the body of Christ. He has targeted the lives of those who are afflicting great damage on the kingdom of darkness to silence their voice in the earth. The warfare is real, and the purpose is meant to kill, steal and to destroy. Therefore, we must assault the enemies camp strategically and effectively through intense prayer and intercession on behalf of those who are being targeted. Effective strategic praying is a must! (James 5:16; Ephesians 6:10-18)
Jesus is our Commander in Chief. He is our High Priest and Intercessor. As we are led by the Spirit in prayer and spiritual warfare, nothing shall be impossible for us, and the enemy shall be defeated to the glory of God! The Bible says in Matthew 11:12, "The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force." Position yourself in the spirit of the Lord to fight the good fight of faith in prayer decreeing the Word of God over and against all the works of the wicked one. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. God strengthens you with might in the inner man to conquer every giant and slay every demonic bear by the power of the blood of Jesus (Revelation 12:11). It's time to fight in prayer! I encourage you to rise up in the Spirit of God and declare His promises over your life, marriage, family, finances, future, this country, our leaders, pastors, the church and for salvation of souls.
Here are a few Scriptures that I have outlined for you to meditate upon as you enter into the corridors of prayer and intercession:
Ephesians 6:18-19, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19, And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel..." Key: Pray continually for the people and servants of God in every way possible while being on alert watching as you pray for the fulfillment thereof.
Numbers 21:6-8, "And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live."
Key: The prayers of the righteous can avert God's divine judgment upon the people and provide an opportunity for them to acknowledge their sins, repent and be saved.
2 Kings 6:16-18, "And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha." Key: Pray for God's divine hedge of protection to be placed around His servants and God's people daily knowing that you have nothing to fear with God on your side.
Isaiah 59:19, "So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west,and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." Key: Decree the sovereign power and authority against the enemies plan and attempt to overtake you. It won't work, because the Spirit of the Lord will manifest His power on your behalf, and on behalf of those you are standing in faith for.
Deuteronomy 32:30, "How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them,and the Lord had shut them up?"
Joshua 23:10, "One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you." Key: God has given Believers the power and authority to drive the enemy out! Not only that, but God himself will also fight for his people, which is a guarantee of victory.
Luke 10:19, "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Key: You have been delegated ranking authority over all of the ability of the enemy. The power and authority that God has given His people encompasses the jurisdictional governmental right to rule and preside over, to decree the judgment of God against all the weapons of the adversary rendering them powerless, null and void in Jesus mighty name!
Matthew 18:18-20, "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Key: You have been given the delegated right and jurisdictional authority on earth to bind which is to disallow, declare illegal, prohibited, intolerable, and unacceptable in the earth realm, and it shall be done (bound) having been declared unlawful according to the Word of God in heaven. You also have the delegated right to loose, which means to sanction, permit, decree lawful, release, uphold and allow in prayer those things which have been decreed, authorized and sanctioned as such in heaven by the authority of God's Word. As you activate your right in accordance to the word of God in unity with other faith-filled Believers, God promised that it shall be done for you. Additionally, He promised that His presence would be in the midst of those who gathered together in agreement of faith and prayer. What a powerful tool! Be sure to use the authority God has given to you wisely in prayer on a daily basis.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.."
Key: The battle that we are engaged in is not against flesh and blood where we can ball our fist up and punch someone in the nose or engage in a physical fight to win. It is spiritual in nature. The enemy we face is subservient to and subdued by the surpassing greatness of the spiritual weapons that God has provided for us as Believers. They are mighty through God to pull down and destroy every kind of demonic stronghold, weapon, bondage, addiction, oppression, and force in the devil's arsenal. Of a truth, the weapons of power that we have been given supersede any and everything the adversary possesses, and we have been given the ability through God in prayer to conquer them all.
There are many other Scriptures that can be given to utilize during prayer and intersession. I want to encourage you to search the Scriptures and invoke the power of God with authority as you engage in effective strategic prayer daily. Use the word of God to speak life as you pray for every type of need, issue and circumstance. It is mighty and produces great results. God's Word is the final authority and holds the keys to unlock each and every door. His Word is the answer and solution to the problems we face, and is completely sufficient in addressing every need. There is simply nothing too hard for God!
I am believing God for you today. As you share your comments and feedback on this blog, you are in my prayers that God will lead you through the corridors of prayer and manifest His mighty hand of power in every area of your life, family, ministry, health, finances, business, and relationships. I hope it has been a blessing to you, and that you will share it with everyone that you know. Thank you so much. May God bless you exceeding abundantly above all that you can ask or think!!
I want to honor my Father, Elder Cleophus Marshall, Sr. for his contribution of love, impartation of Bible truths, instruction in holiness, and prayers for me over the years. I also give God honor for my spiritual covering and Father in the faith, HRM, King Adamtey I, Dr. Kingsley Flether for his never ending encouragement, support, prayers, and faithfulness as a covering in the Lord to me, my family and ministry. Last but certainly not least, I give God praise for my husband, Apostle Dr. Stanley D. Williams, Sr., who has journied with me throughout the course of life for over 30 years, has been a role model, foundation stone, mentor, and great example of what it means to be a Christ man to our sons. I love you and appreciated you all so much for your labor of love, which shall not be forgotten.
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (Ephesians 6:2-3, KJV)
Grace and peace be unto you in the mighty name of our Lord and King Jesus Christ! As we draw closer to Father's Day which is celebrated June 21st this year, let us remember to honor our fathers with our love and appreciation. There are many Father's who have passed on to glory, but we can still honor them by thanking God for the contribution they made to our lives. Even if they did not fulfill the role of what it means to be a faithful father as God ordained it to be, we yet can be thankful that we are here, and that God Almighty is the greatest Father of all.
The word "Honour" means to revere, esteem highly, and value at a high degree. According to Ephesians 6:2, it is a commandment of God that has a promise directly and inseparably connected with it. As we are obedient to the Scripture God has given us a two-fold promise. The first is, "that it may be well with thee", and the second, "and thou mayest live long on the earth." The depth of the promise of God is powerful! It pertains to our well being and longevity. In essence, the degree in which we honor our Fathers directly affects the kind of life and how long we live.
Honor is a master key to the degree of blessings, favor, benefits, fulfillment, satisfaction, happiness, duration and extent of our lives. I think you will agree with me in saying that most people desire to enjoy a long fulfilling and victorious life! Well, God promises to bless us accordingly and in proportion to how we esteem and honor our Fathers highly.
A Father is a progenitor which is an originator of a line of descent, a founder. A good Father is a generational thinker, a responsible man, he is a protector, provider, leader, instructor, disciplinarian, role model, example and pace setter who raises his children well. He is someone who cares about the well-being of his children and ensures that they develop a strong healthy self image. He gives them identity, and establishes a pattern of Godly principles for them to follow throughout life. That is why the Bible says, for us to give honor to whom honor is due, especially to those who labor over you in the Lord for their work sake. In fact, it teaches and instructs us to give them double honor which deals with the way that they are acknowledged encompassing a higher level of respect, appreciation, value, and estimation based upon the weight of responsibility and service that they carry. (1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:7,17; 1 Thessalonians 5:13)
The Bible also teaches us that a good Father prepares an inheritance for his children. Proverbs 13:12, says, "A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children..." This is crucial to the stability and well-being of the family. The enemies (devil's) attack is great in this area, because he knows that if he can disrupt the original plan and order of God for the family through death, imprisonment, poverty, rebellion, ungodly behavior, and identity confusion, it will contribute to the breakdown of society and ultimately result in more souls being lost eternally. The devil is a master deceiver and destroyer. He comes to destroy the future!! Therefore, a Father's role is extremely important, because it stops the enemies plans and establishes God's original intent and blueprint to raise up a blessed Godly offspring.
Prayer should me made for Father's regularly. Their role and responsibility to the family and society is vitally important and necessary. They are the foundation ordained by God to carry weight, handle great responsibility and provide for their families spiritual as well as natural needs. There is an all out assault upon Fathers, because according to Malachi 4:6, "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their Fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." The key is through restoration, establishing, and maintaining a meaningful heartfelt relationship between Fathers and their children a blessing results. However, the inability to do so will result in a curse upon the earth resulting in "utter destruction." (Strong's Concordance)
In this hour, we need to direct our prayers towards restoration of Fathers and the healing of the family. It is a matter of life and death! When Fathers are in place, fulfilling their Divinely ordained roles and the family is cared for and nurtured properly, the world becomes a much better place to live in. It obtains the blessing of God!!
I trust that you have been mightily blessed by this month's Community Blog as we are dedicated to sharing meaningful dialogue that will bless and change your life for the better. Please share your comments with us, and share our message with your family and friends. Thank you so much, and God bless you.
When I think about my Mother, Min. Marilyn Marshall-Pierce, a woman who is a beautiful 71 years young, elegant, virtuous, wise-hearted and blessed of the Lord, there is nothing else in this world that can compare to the love, sacrifice, devotion and prayers that she has had for her children. I have six siblings who can each attest to the remarkable way in which our mother raised us to honor, love and fear the Lord. It is as a result of her steadfast prayers and labor of love that each one of us have become the people we are today. She has always encouraged us to read the Bible, pray and live godly lives with respect for ourselves and others. My Mother also emphasized getting an education and striving for mastery in areas of our individual expertise, creativity and goals so that we could make a positive contribution to our community and the world.
The month of May has been largely dedicated to honoring Mothers throughout America and around the world. I would like to encourage you to share your heartfelt gratitude and thankfulness to God for your Mother, and if she is still alive make sure that you let her know personally how important she is to you. Please don't let money or distance hinder you from reaching out to her in a meaningful way. Give it all you've got in letting your Mother know how much you appreciate the sacrifice, years of care, prayers, giving of encouragement, and support that she has contributed to your life. Make your Mother smile!
Remember, that there are so many people who would give anything they have just to see their Mother's beautiful smile or hear her voice one more time. Never take your Mother for granted, because you don't know when it might be your last time to say the words "Mom, I love you so much." Mothers are a treasure of wisdom and a gift from the Lord to us all. They may not be perfect, but they are worthy to be honored, respected and loved.
A MOTHER'S DAY PRAYER
My Mother, I love, honor and respect her
and that's why I pray, not only on Mother's Day,
but every day with remembrance of all the love and self sacrifice
she has shown and expressed throughout the years.
I give thanks to the Lord and I have to profess,
my life is better because of the warmth and safety of her love,
prayers and tender embrace.
She taught me everything she knew so that I could learn to walk,
run and get up if I should fall. She nurtured and cared for me as she
taught me how to stand on the Word of God
while supported by her faithful hand and prayers.
I am thankful that my Mother believed in me
and inspired me to dream as though nothing would be impossible
for me to accomplish. It was her faithful example that pointed the way
to the life that I have in the Lord Jesus Christ today.
I love you Mom, and I thank God for you everyday.
That's why I'm taking this special moment to pray.
May God bless my Mother, Min. Marilyn Marshall - Pierce,
& all Mothers on this Mother's Day!
~ Apostle Dr. Bethtina Q. Williams
I'd like to ask you to a moment and share a memory or thought about your Mother for which you are thankful with us. Your comments are truly an encouragement to everyone. Thank you and God bless you!
The Spirit of the Lord has spoken to my heart to sound the alarm as a servant of God, and call His people into a deeper dimension of intercession and prayer. We must make up the hedge and stand in the gap on behalf of the land that it be not destroyed according to Ezekiel 22:30. There is an intense spiritual battle taking place in the heavenly realms, and the affects can easily be seen all across the world. For example, here are some things that are taking place right now, others have happened in the past year:
ISIS is committing barbaric acts throughout the Middle East - in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and beyond.
Syria is in a major civil war.
The Ukraine conflict with Russia hasn't subsided, even though the news media isn't
saying as much about it, because they generally focus on what is politically correct
during a particular time.
There are worldwide terrorist threats.
Libya is on the brink of collapse with ISIS quickly filling the void.
America is negotiating with Iran about its nuclear capabilities, and Israel is not a part of the talks.
Relations between the United States and Israel have never been worse with the most anti-Semitic language being touted since Israel became a nation.
Israel is being pressured to return to pre-1967 boarders even though it is only about the
size of the state of New Jersey, which would threaten its very existence.
It is important to note that since 9/11 America has fallen even further away from God than ever before in our history. All of these things and more are taking place at a time when we see the blood moons tetrad, the Shemitah, and Jubilee occurring simultaneously at exactly the same time and on the exact same days as the Jewish Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. Even so, the Church in America is laden with scandalous activities, compromise, rebellion, and Pastors are struggling to teach the unadulterated Gospel of the Kingdom to a people who have itching ears. You would think that if the owner of the home knew that a thief was already inside he would be fully armed to do battle and protect his family. To the contrary, not only is our adversary the devil going about like as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, but he has sent his cohorts right into the heart land of our own country and the church is being entertained instead of engaging in serious spiritual warfare and prayer.
Joel 2:11-17, "And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?"
The voice of the Lord is calling His people, those who are born of His Spirit and are called by His name to unite together in one accord and engage the adversary in battle, pulling down strongholds, destroying yokes of bondage, and removing burdens. We must understand that demonic forces have been loosed and we must confront them in the power of God by the blood of Jesus Christ! Furthermore, we must also rend our hearts and not our garments before the Lord in fasting and prayer. As pride, defiance, rebellion and compromise has not just run rampant throughout America, but has also crept into the church as well. Humility and earnest repentance from sin with a broken and contrite heart are what God is calling for from His people. He is calling upon the leaders as priests, the elders, entire congregation and even children including those who are still on the breast to enter into fasting and prayer as we consecrate ourselves before Him.
Will you answer the call? The time is now! We must not sit back and operate under the spirit of this world, but we must answer the sound of the alarm and set aside time to call on God, intercede and wage warfare for our nation, Israel, persecuted Christians everywhere, and salvation of souls. In the book of Matthew 11:12, Jesus said, "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
This call is URGENT! As you answer the call of God expect to see miracles and His Divine intervention! Let's believe that God will do the following:
Expose and drive terrorists of of their places of hiding, and bring them to justice.
Destroy the powers of darkness that are bringing death and destruction throughout the world.
Supernaturally intervene, deliver and protect the millions of Christians and poor people who are being persecuted and suffering at the hands of ISIS.
Release Micheal and archangels to protect Israel from all of her enemies!
Believe God for a supernatural wave of salvation, deliverance and healing to take place bringing about and end-time harvest of souls.
That America turn back to God and the Church be supernaturally restored to the power of the anointing and authority that God ordained it to have.
Not only should we believe and expect God to intervene concerning the nations, America, Israel, and the Church, but I am believing God to do the following in your life also:
Supernaturally intervene in your circumstances.
Break every chain and yoke of bondage off of your life, family, finances, health and ministry.
Save your unsaved love ones and bring all of your family members into the ark of safety according to Psalm 91.
Release total restoration in your life and give you back double what the enemy has stolen from you.
That God will fight for you and give you total victory over all your enemies.
Give you a double portion anointing and impartation of His Spirit.
Believe God that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you will be utterly cast down, defeated and destroyed!
That this is the greatest year of your life thus far, and you will see the glory of God revealed on your behalf, take new territories and possess the gates of your enemies in Jesus mighty name!!!
Remember that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4) Put on the whole armor of God and let's engage in this battle to win as more than conquerors in Jesus name. Be encouraged to pray decreeing Psalm 91 over your family everyday, and cover each one with the blood of Jesus in accordance to Revelation 12:11. May God bless you!
As this dialogue and blog conversation has inspired you spiritually, I want to encourage you to answer the Call of God to Pray without ceasing.
Please share your comments with us, and may God do exceeding abundantly beyond all you can ask or think. Amen.
In the beginning of the year we explored the numbers 2015 and their meaning. In doing so we found that the number 20 means acceleration, redemption, and anticipation, while the number 15 signifies rest and triple grace. Needless to say, in this season you should be in high anticipation and expectation of the redeeming grace of God to be manifested in your life at an accelerated pace. Things are changing rapidly and for the better for you. In spite of the setbacks and challenges that occurred last year, God is doing a new thing that will result in moving you further ahead towards the fulfillment of His plan and promises for your life prophetically. Whereas at times you may have wondered and asked God "What are you doing, and why are you allowing these things to happen to me?" In God's sovereign wisdom and knowledge He already sees the end from the beginning, and knows that there are times when He has to remove the old in order for you to walk into the new things that He has in store for you.
Change is essential to moving forward in life. It cannot be avoided. As in the days of Samuel the prophet of God, the Bible says, "And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision." (1 Samuel 3:1, KJV) During this time there was a change taking place, because the prophet Eli did not correct his sons who had developed a lifestyle of sin and dishonor before the Lord. The Bible tells us that Eli's eyes grew dim so that He could not see, and the lamp of God went out in the temple. A major shift began to take place, and God decided to move in another direction. Whenever the voice of the Lord is not heeded in the hearts of the people and their eyes grow dim towards the vision that God ordained and set forth, He will start to move in a different way.
People who listen are attentive and receptive. They place themselves in a position to understand what God is both saying and doing at a given moment or in a given season, which puts them in a position to be directed, used and blessed by God. It is easy to hear, but to listen is important. There are eyes that see, but cannot perceive. There are ears that hear, but have no understanding. So, to hear and understand, to see and perceive are a gift from God to be earnestly sought after and desired. Many shifts and changes are taking place in the world we live in. The test is what kind of influence, impact and difference will you make. Can you see and hear the voice of God, and do you know what He is saying and doing in this hour?
The day you listen is the day you'll begin to hear things you've never heard before, and become the change agent God wants for you to be. 1 Samuel 3:4-11, " That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle."
God will do a new thing and he wants to put you into a position of great influence. As you listen carefully, you will watch and see what is happening by the Spirit of God, and have the right answer to the problems that arise with godly wisdom. What God needs from you in this season is different than before. You will need to position yourself in a quiet place and be still so that when God speaks you will hear His voice clearly. We are living in such a prophetic time zone in which God is going to speak to and through His servants and provide clear direction for the days ahead. Things that were taken away and removed from your life in the last season was because they had become distractions from the greater purpose and calling of God for you. The adversary meant it for evil, but God will cause all things to work together for the good of those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
You don't just want for your ear to tingle, but your desire should be to create and establish a connection with God that is inseparable and unbreakable. Samuel grew up in God's presence. He matured in his calling and God used him mightily during his lifetime to speak to the nation of Israel. There is a level of experience and maturity that you can achieve which will allow God to make known the secret things of the Kingdom. But it will require deep commitment, trustworthiness, sacrifice and obedience. How connected do you want to be, and what kind of sacrifices are you willing to make to give yourself fully to serve the King of kings, and the Lord of lords? That is the question...
Remember, things are changing and when seasons change it's important to change your spiritual attire to ensure that you are prepared for what lies ahead. Otherwise, you'll be caught off-guard and ill prepared for the inevitable things that will take place. We are living in the times of great shiftings all around. Nothing remains the same. God's Word is the only sure thing that remains the same. It is unchanging, irrefutable, full of wisdom and sure. Isaiah 55:11, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
God will accomplish His plan in the earth, and you have a role to play in the fulfillment of that plan. Purpose within your heart that you will avail yourself to listen carefully to hear and do all that God says. Leave no room for doubt or unbelief knowing that faithful is He who promised, He shall also bring it to pass. We are just 5 years away from the year 2020. There is going to be a major effect on this earth. Will you be prepared for what is going to happen. A new day and a new season has begun! "Behold, I will do a new thing..." (1 Kings 3:11)
Make this confession with me:
THIS IS MY YEAR OF
ACCELERATION! GOD WILL EXPEDITE HIS PROMISES IN MY LIFE. I WILL SEE HIS HAND
& EXPERIENCE HIS GLORY. I WILL LISTEN CAREFULLY TO HEED AND OBEY GOD'S VOICE. I WILL ADVANCE & POSSESS
NEW TERRITORIES IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
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In the age of ISIS, terrorist threats in America and around the world, economic distress, wars and rumors of wars, pestilence, plagues, earthquakes, civil unrest, rioting and looting, as Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we must hold fast our confession of faith in Him knowing that God still reigns upon the throne and has a plan for His people. God's plan is good and not evil, to give His people a future and hope.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11, KJV)
God is going to confirm, affirm and bless His Word concerning your life to come to pass in this hour and in this season. It's God's delight to bring His promises to pass in your life prophetically, and my desire is to ignite, strengthen and encourage your faith so that you will inherit the promises of God. Recently, I had the distinguished honor and privilege of hosting Apostle, Dr. Gerson Tirado, Senior Pastor of Generation of Faith Church, and a dear servant of God on the MPLI Radio Broadcast. The conversation was so anointed that I was barely able to bring the broadcast to a close. I believe that what God is doing in this season of turmoil and unrest in the world, is that He is moving mightily by His Spirit and there is a tremendous outpouring of the anointing and presence of God upon the Church. However, this great move of God is not relegated or meant to stay contained within the walls of the church, but to be carried out into the market place, fields, kingdoms, and industries throughout society and the world.
We are in a great season of evangelism and harvest globally. Many thousands of Muslims are coming know Christ in the Middle East. Believers throughout America are returning to unified corporate prayer in mass gatherings. Third world nations are leading the march in great revival fire, prayer meetings, signs, wonders, and miracles with an enormous sense of commitment and dedication to the Kingdom of God. It's an amazing time to be alive!
This is a prophetic new year, and every time we get a chance to start all over again it's a blessing, because God is giving us a chance to learn, grow and enter into new territories spiritually and naturally. We learn from the good things, the bad things and even the victories and move forward in God. So, no matter how challenging or difficult 2014 was for you, get ready to move forward into the new itinerary that God has planned for you this year. God is transitioning His people, regions and areas of the world for His power and glory to be revealed in a greater way than ever before. If you are in transition in your life and walk with God, it's important to understand why, because God is moving so that you can be more effective, sharper and fruitful. Whenever God's people get stuck in a certain mode to long it is unhealthy, and becomes unproductive. Therefore, God will intentionally and deliberately shift His people into a higher gear so that their lives become more productive and fruit-bearing for the Him.
It's a delight to serve the Lord, and ever Believer has a responsibility to pray for God's glory and power to be released and revealed in their lives at all times. God is moving in such a special way, and He is bringing forth those servants who are without reputation that will follow hard after Him, and do all of His pleasure. This is a time and season where you will see new faces arise on the forefront with great mantles of authority in God to do great exploits as God releases a fresh move of His Spirit during the end-times. Even though the end-times may bring judgment to the world and those who reject Christ, it is a time of glory and power, signs, wonders and miracles for those who Believe and are willing to follow Christ with everything they've got!!! You will see a new guard rising who are anointed, on fired for God and have a passion and great ability to carry His Word and declare it to the nations. God is doing a new thing in the earth today, shall you not know it!!!
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19, KJV)
That "new thing" referred to is rendered chadash in the Hebrew language. It means a fresh thing, a brand new thing, new. God is going to make in roads into what has been barren, hard, challenging and potentially deadly situations for you, because He has a work for you to do. God will not allow the enemy and the adversary to overtake you and destroy you before time, but He will make a way of escape for you, and His presence is with you. Get ready for God to do a "new thing" for you, in you and through your life in this season. Receive it by faith, and decree God's promises into the atmosphere over your life everyday. The enemy has no choice but to back up and back off, because God's Prophetic Word shall prevail concerning you in Jesus Mighty Name!!!
God is not finished with America! He is uniting those of His servants together who will declare His Word in power and authority with signs following to impact the nation for Jesus Christ. 2015 will be a year of development and growth in the the lives of God's people. God is going to develop His people in areas where they have been stuck for years. There is going to be deliverance in those private areas where you have been stuck, because for years the focus has been on the outside, but God is going to focus on and deal with what is happening on the inside of your heart in order to bring you to a greater level of maturity, growth and development. Too much focus has been placed on external material things, while God's people have been dying, anemic and weak on the inside. God is going to deal with things from the inside out, and these changes will be in your inner man and spirit. True Kingdom prosperity is from the inside out, not the other way around. So, when people don't get things, they faint, get discouraged, and give up. But God is going to deal with this issue, especially in America where so much attention and focus has been placed on acquiring and having material things while the inner man and spiritual condition of God's people has been starving for a fresh outpouring and move of the Holy Spirit. Other nations around the world such as Africa, South America, Japan and China are experiencing a major move of the Holy Spirit, because the people are hungry and desperate for God. But, in the past several decades America has become so consumed with idols, stars, and materialism until it has caused the people to forget God, and lose sight of the fact that we need Him more than anything.
Get ready for a major move of the Holy Spirit in America, because it's coming soon! I want to encourage you to position yourself in prayer, seeking God fervently and ask Him to fill you up again. Ask God to move in your life and give you His heart for souls to be delivered and brought into the Kingdom. This is the time and season when the ministry of deliverance and baptism of the Holy Spirit will come back onto the forefront of things. Whereas it has been pushed aside to accommodate swelling churches without real spiritual growth resulting in powerless and spiritually weak gatherings. But, we are on the verge of seeing the greatest revival take place in history in America and around the world before Jesus returns. You are blessed to be living in this hour! Get ready and prepare yourself so that God can use you has a Kingdom representative and ambassador knowing that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
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It is amazing that this year is a season of the Shemitah, Jubilee, and Blood Moons simultaneously! It's an exciting season prophetically and all eyes are on it with great expectation and anticipation for what God is saying and doing in the lives of His people, concerning the land of Israel, the Jewish people and the world at large. 2015 will be a year in which you will witness the fulfillment of God's Word and prophetic timetable at an accelerated pace as He watches over His Word to perform it. So, get ready because the stage has already been set, and I believe that you're going to be a witness of Bible prophecy being fulfilled in human history.
2014 was a very difficult and challenging year for many of God's people, and the battle was very intense and hard to endure. But, in spite of everything the adversary did to try and discourage God's servants and people from maintaining their faith in God's Word, he failed and a brand new season of great expectancy has emerged.
The number 20 signifies "Redemption" and "Anticipation". The number 14 signifies "Double Perfection", and the number 15 signifies "Rest" and "Triple Grace" (3x5=15 or 5 three times). Hence, this is a year of anticipation and expectation of the redemption plan and promises of God coming to pass in the lives of Believers. It is also a time when God shall bless His people to enter into the corridors of His Divine grace as He magnifies Himself before you. 2014 was a season in which God's people were pressed, proved, tried and tested. It was a season where God tested His people under pressure, and the adversary thought he had placed such a stronghold upon the lives of God's servants, pastors, leaders and even God's people, that could not be broken. But, God gave you enough grace to overcome the wicked one by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony, and enter into a brand new season with a greater magnitude of faith in God than you had before.
It is important to note that the word Shemitah refers to a release, fall, collapse or shaking. On Mt. Sinai, God gave his law to Israel that every 7th year would be a Sabbath year. It would be a year of rest or the Shemitah. There would be no sowing, no reaping of the land, and on the last day of the Shemitah called Elul 29, it would be a day on the biblical calendar where all debts would be wiped away, a time when the financial accounts of the nation are wiped clean. Interestingly, we are living at a time and period when there is great volatility within the economy and banking systems around the world. As you see gas prices dropping, and many people do not understand what is actually occurring and taking place in the financial markets. A major collapse is looming on the horizon. Top experts and financial analysts all over the world are predicting a major economic disaster in 2015, one of financial collapses, economic chaos just as we saw occur in 2001 and 2008 when the financial bubble came to an end and burst. However, as Believers our hope is in the Lord. When what the world would know to be catastrophic seasons approach, it shall be a season of power and blessings for the people of God!! While the world systems and governments are shaking and being weighed in the balances, the Church and bride of Christ is in it's finest hour to shine for the Kingdom of our God!! According to Isaiah 60, we shall see the glory of the Lord rise upon us!!! God is going to be magnified and glorified in the lives of His people in such a fashion where your enemies shall fall, traps and plans to destroy you will collapse and fail, and the adversary will tremble and flee as God has determined and ordered your release from all shackles, chains and bondage of the enemy in Jesus Mighty Name!!!
Last year, an anointed psalmist and gospel recording artist released a song entitled "Break Every Chain," and I believe strongly that it heaven sent as a declaration of Divine release, deliverance and freedom for God's people, that the enemy could not bind them any longer. This is the hour and time to rejoice and praise the Lord, because your "redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)
This is also the year of Jubilee!!! According to Leviticus 25, it is a Sabbath year of "rest", and encompasses "Shemitah." Jubilee pertains to and signifies a season of rest, and God has set up this season on behalf of His people to give you peace, and deliver you from all that oppresses you. In the 49th year, there were 7 sabbatical years (v. 3-4), then another jubilee, making eight such years every 50 years. The 7th sabbatical year being the 49th year of the period, and the 8th or jubilee being the 50th made it a 24 month Sabbath for the people to enjoy rest, and the land to lie untended. Please note that the number 7 signifies "Perfection", and the number 8 signifies "New Beginnings." According to Hebrews chapter 4:3-4, God speaking through his servant said these words:
"For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works."
It is a year of rest, increase, release from bondage, debts and from oppression. In other words, God has watched over you, even during the season and time when you were struggling, in the season when your enemies tried to destroy you, when the adversary desired to take you captive and discourage your testimony in God. But God has another plan for you, and it's His plan that shall prevail over your life, not the enemy! God has already spoken by His word and said that every thing that has risen up to destroy you shall collapse and fall. The devil and all of his cohorts have no choice but to release you, let go and flee in Jesus Mighty Name!!! "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee, in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord." (Isaiah 54:17, KJV)
Finally, we are still within the times and seasons of the "2014 - 2015 Blood Moons Tetrad." I encourage you to refer to the blog that I wrote regarding the subject last year to read and glean more insight on the subject. The Bible clearly says, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He will reveal His secrets unto His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7, KJV) God is speaking loud and clear, as He is purifying and perfecting that which concerns the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are living in the last days, and I believe that the appearing of our Lord and King is sooner than when we first believed. The Bible speaks pertaining to an end-time outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the signs that shall occur in the heavenly bodies, stars, sun and moon before the return of Christ. We are actually living in the very fulfillment of what the Bible says right now, and it's amazing to watch and see what God does.
Joel 2:1-2, and verses 30-31 reads, "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
In essence, the blood moons tetrad represents a time and season of great signs and wonders in the sun and moon. It pertains to a set of four consecutive lunar eclipses of the moon that will occur on the exact dates of four Jewish holidays (Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles), which will happen in both 2014 and 2015. A blood moon is a complete and total eclipse of the moon that causes it to appear bloody red. It is an indication of the fulfillment and manifestation of Bible prophecy. Even N.A.S.A, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration has done massive research on the 4 Blood Moons Tetrad. So, it's certainly not something that "those Bible thumpers" just came up with! It's a significant move of God in the earth realm that cannot be ignored or passed off as hearsay or something frivolous that is without merit. So, you have all of these enormous signs taking place in the same period of time which has not occurred ever before in this manner and will never occur again in this century. Since the time of Christ, there have only been four blood moons just seven times. None of the other blood moons have happened simultaneously during a year of Shemitah and Jubilee, which signifies triple grace, rest, redemption, as well as a great transfer of wealth and release from debt, but a great time of punishment or sword for the unrighteous. According to the Jewish Talmud Sukkah 29a, "when the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is red as blood, it is a sign that the sword is coming to the world." The last of the four blood moons are set to occur this year on April 4, 2015 with the observation of the Feast of Passover, and on September 24, 2015 during the Feast of Tabernacles. In the middle of these two blood moons a partial eclipse of the sun will occur on September 13, 2015, in which Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets is observed. Please note that these feasts were to be observed throughout all generations according the Book of Exodus 12:14; Leviticus 23:2-44; Luke 2:42; John 5:1; Matthew 26:17,29; Acts 18:21). So, although we, as Believers have not been exposed to or observe the feasts as the Jews have observed them over the centuries, it will be extremely interesting to watch prayerfully and see what takes place over the course of this year. In fact, researchers, scientist, and Bible theologians all agree on one thing for sure, and it is that what we are seeing happen will never happen again in history, and that's something to get excited about, because Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes!!!
God wants for His people as Believers to be alert about what is going to take place in the earth. There are certain things which God has reserved to happen and occur in the last days that have never happened before, and will never happen again thereafter. These are significant "kairos" moments in time where governments, systems, economies, and nations will enter into great tribulation, distress, trouble and war. But, the Church will not need fear during the times of distress and trouble that shall come upon the world systems, because the Lord has already made a way of escape for the righteous, and He is coming back for a glorious Church that is looking unto His appearing. The Bible states the following in the Book of Joel, verse 11, then in verses 16-19, & 23 -32:
"And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
18 Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
19 Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lordyour God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
Based on what the Scriptures say, I believe there will be a final major push for souls to be saved and redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ before He returns. I believe that we are going to witness the revelation of God's Word in real time, and people will begin to say that we're living in the Bible days because of the magnitude and rate in which things will unfold. Even skeptics both in and outside the Church will have to admit to the fact that undeniably something of a serious nature and immense proportions is taking place! Matthew chapter 24 brings great light to the things we will see come to pass, while Luke 21:28 says, "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
Let me encourage you to expect and anticipate great things to happen for you in this season, during 2015. Give yourselves to much prayer, fasting, and study of God's Word. Elevate and increase your praise and worship in the season as you cultivate your relationship with the Lord and commune in His presence. Your continued faithfulness, obedience, and expectation are the keys to receiving the manifestation and having a testimony of what the Lord has done for you. Grace and peace be unto you in the mighty name of our Lord, Savior and soon coming King, Jesus Christ!!!
Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
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We are entering into the holiday season of the year, and I'd like to share some of what the Lord has been speaking to my heart with you as it pertains to seasons. For the past month my husband and I have been ministering to the people of God at our church concerning the seasons of life. We've shared on how to manage seasons of life as it pertains to our individual responsibility to sow only the kind of seeds that we want to reap during our harvest season with the understanding that what you sow in a given season will directly impact and determine what your harvest will be in the next one. In a given season you determine what you want to obtain and receive at harvest time by the seeds that you sow. Therefore, you should never sow what you don't want to grow. All sowing must be done deliberately and with intentionality. It must be done carefully, with the intent of receiving a specific kind of harvest.
A season is defined as a division of the year that is marked by changes in the weather, ecology, and hours of daylight resulting from the yearly orbit of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's rotational axis relative to the plane of the orbit. In temperate and polar regions the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant. It's also associated with some phase or activity of growth or harvesting.
In the book of Genesis 8:22, it states, "While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease." (NASB)
Galatians 6:7-11 (NIV) states, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time (due season) we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (faint not). 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
Seasons are incredibly important to the way in which we experience things throughout the course of our lives. One of the most important aspects of managing seasons in accordance with Galatians chapter six is what we do in reference to how we treat and relate with people, especially those who are of the household of faith. For this reason, it is important for us to make sure that what we do in regards to people, especially the treatment of God's people, and His servants is righteous. If not, then it will be impossible to obtain the kind of harvest God truly desires for us to have.
I want to share a from a deeper level of insight with you at this time. There are two types of seasons in time. The 1st of which is described by the word chronos, where we derive the word chronological time from. It represents a calendar of time that is defined by days, weeks, months, and years. Whereas, the 2nd type of season in time is described by the word kairos, which pertains to an opportune time, a strategic point in time, a significant occasion or occurrence in time. From the time you were born until the day that you die, you are existing and living within the corridors of chronological time, and there are significant occasions, opportunities, and points in time "kairos" moments that are strategically important to the fulfillment of your destiny. If you miss those opportunities or waste them you may not be able to recover them, because time waits for no man and there are very special things that God has designed for your to glean, learn, give, receive and do during specific windows and seasons in time. An old adage says, "There are three things which come not back, the spent arrow, the spoken word, and the lost opportunity." So, you must be able to comprehend and recognize what is happening at a given moment in time, and seize every opportunity by doing the right thing at the right time to obtain the right results.
As you journey throughout your lifetime it is extremely important to value relationships and manage them well as a good steward. Oftentimes, within the body of Christ, people fail to hold godly relationships with high regard, and they are taken for granted, dismissed as meaningless, ignored, and disrespected. When this happens, God's original intent for His people is hindered, and the true purpose is never realized by those who don't comprehend the value of the relationship as it pertains to seed time and harvest. In order to bring what I'm about to say into proper context, it is always appropriate to begin at the top with God's view of things. For instance, the Word of God states,...
"You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time." (Galatians 5:5-6)
The Apostle Peter exhorts the Christians in various parts of Asia Minor to humble or abase themselves under the mighty hand of God, a phrase expressive of his omnipotence which cannot be stayed or opposed; because His mighty hand is able to cast down the proud, and dash them to pieces, as well as to exalt the humble. Therefore, the Spirit of the Lord speaking through Peter is essentially instructing the church concerning relational ethics and protocol, or the way in which God desires for His people to live.
Humility and submission go hand in hand, and work together in helping Believers to obey the Word of God. While many people tend to view humility and submission as being forms of weakness and slavery, God's view is quite different. In the kingdom of God they are the catalyst of true power and authority. Those who want to be great in the kingdom must understand the principle of humility and submission or it will be impossible to inherit the promises of God.
Submission is power under control, and when you learn to
honor those above you, you are practicing how you will honor God in heaven when
you see Him. Those people who have real power and wisdom of God know how and want to submit. Those who don’t really
have power never submit, because submission is power under control. Only people of authority recognize authority,
and you can never receive from whom you don’t respect.
Pride never submits and obeys those who are in authority. It
only puffs up those who don’t have true authority, only to set them up for a fall. Submission doesn't mean lack of power. To the
contrary, it means that you have a lot of power, and you want somebody with a
higher dimension of power than yours to control your power. So, you become accountable. As you continue to be submitted under the
authority that God has placed over your life, He will raising you up to a higher
degree, and you can put a legitimate demand on the promises of God’s Word
because of your obedience and faithfulness before God and the one whom He has
appointed you to.
There will be an expansion of the gifts of the Spirit in the
lives of God’s faithful servants who are submitted under the authority of His
Spirit, and who are obedient to the voice of His servants that they have been
placed under in this hour and season. Spiritual bastards and those who are
disobedient will not qualify for the anointing, and many will be judged for operating
in false spirits that are illegitimate in the kingdom of God! So stay in proper alignment as you continue to sow faithfully in this season as never
before, and renounce every hidden thing of dishonesty, because the time is
short. God has major plans and serious kingdom business to be carried out by
His servants in this season.
God will give you His Divine protection, provision, favor, grace, victory, open doors, access, possession of things, increased wealth, peace, and great joy as you continue to remain faithfully submitted to Him. You will abound with blessings, and your enemies will be made your
footstool. Set your heart on things
above. Serve the kingdom of God with gladness. For the days of sorrow, crying,
weeping and tears are bygones’. Your harvest
season has begun in Jesus glorious and wonderful name!! Amen.
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. (Psalm 102:13, KJV)
We certainly hope and pray that you have been blessed and encouraged by this month's community blog. Please share your heartfelt comments with us, and God bless you!!
Recently, I had a very enlightening and empowering interview with
Apostle Billy Dorsey, Sr., who is the Senior Pastor & Founder of Bridge of Hope Worship Center and serves as Chief Apostle of Unity Fellowship International, as my special guest in Part 1 of a broadcast on "What the Spirit of the Lord is Saying to
the Church in This Hour, & the Call to Prayer." I would like to share some notes of what was discussed during the interview with you, and I hope that it ministers to your heart.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7, NKJV)
Some of the things Apostle Dorsey shared about during our interview are the following:
- The Spirit of God is calling upon His people to be "Real" in representation of Him.
- To be "Accountable", and to hold ourselves accountable in regards to His calling.
- To understand that sin always has consequences.
- God does cause nations to enter into judgment as a result of sin and turning from Him.
- There is a remnant of people, especially Prophets, who are awake, alert, and sensitive
to the move of the Spirit. Although, many professing Christians are acting like the world.
- The "drumbeat" of God is louder than ever before calling His people to awaken and serve
Him fully in prayer and obedience.
- After the Gulf War and 911 was over, and the fear factor wore off, everybody went
back to their normal habits, daily lives as usual, and forgot all about God and prayer.
- God won't let us go back to what was again, because Jesus is coming back soon.
- We need intercessors and prayer warriors who are as "Watchmen on the Wall" like
Jeremiah, Elijah, and Abraham who will cry out, spare not, and pray.
- God is saying, "It's time for you to be "Real", and be who God called you to be.
- Too many people are leaving God at the door, and are going out to live without Him,
while God called us to live according to Galatians 2:20. Speaking through the Apostle
Paul, we are called upon to be "crucified with Christ."
- We must have an all day long relationship with God, and talk to Him everyday of the
- Then we need to listen to God more than we talk in order to hear His still small voice.
- Prayer is a conversation, and 2-way dialogue.
- A very practical way to pray is during your commute.
- Pray and cry out to God!!!
- Be sensitive to what is happening in the world today.
- Don't be insensitive as the people where in the days of Noah were.
- God closed the door, and it was too late then.
- You can ignore God long enough until time runs out.
- So pray, for God to help you to bring your priorities and things that are out of balance
into balance with Him.
- Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness... (Matthew 6:33)
- Understand that when you ignore what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the Church,
"It's like He never said it, and you'll be out of God's season."
- The King's business demands haste!
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death. (Revelation 2:11, NKJV)
I hope this brief outline has been a blessing to you. Please share your thoughts with us. God bless you!!