I Belong To You


Hi Everybody!

I know I haven’t blogged in over two weeks. I’ve been battling a cold which has not been fun, but I’m getting better, praise God.

I just wanted to post a song that’s in my spirit right now that’s by William McDowell called I Belong to You.

We all become adopted Sons of the Most High God when we first believe in the message that Christ is our Lord and Savior who died for all our sins and rose again to defeat the works of the evil one  — the Devil, in our lives (John 3:16). We take that step of faith and get baptized in water and then the Holy Ghost comes upon us like a fire lit within our hearts as we emerge from the waters of baptism.  It is so important to confirm and affirm your faith through the act of baptism even after you have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord over your life. Baptism is that final declaration and act to wash away your old life and come out new in Christ Jesus.

A weekend ago, we had over 100+ people get baptized to affirm their Faith in Jesus Christ at my Church. It was an amazing event and yet there are still many that have yet to take that step.

When you get baptized in Christ, you are actually saying that You Belong in the Family of Jesus Christ’s Church. You are a new creation in Christ, you have become a joint heir in the Kingdom of God, you are a Son of God walking in the authority that Christ gives to you through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:26-28). God is AWESOME!!!!!! So if you are a new believer, understand that your next step in your walk with God is to get Baptized. You’ve accepted Jesus as Lord, but baptism is that act in which you make a covenant with God to walk as His child in whom He is well pleased, in the same way God affirmed Jesus as His Son  through the same act of Baptism. It is a physical and spiritual act that reconnects you with your Father who is in Heaven as  you boldly declare and claim that you are God’s child and you’ve put away your old self and have become a new creation in Christ Jesus. You are God’s Child, so take that step of faith to affirm that you belong to God through Baptism, Amen!

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Enjoy the Song and stay blessed everybody!

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Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Matthew 3:13
[ John Baptizes Jesus ] Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.

Matthew 3:16-17
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Mark 1:8
I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Mark 1:9
[ John Baptizes Jesus ] It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Mark 10:39
They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized;

Mark 16:16
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Acts 2:38
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 22:16
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’

Galatians 3:26-28

Sons and Heirs

26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

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God Loves All His Children


Hi everybody!

Well, I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend and for some of us Canadians we had a Holiday on Monday so yay for the Long Weekend! Todays meditation is in regards to the Agape Love of God towards His children who are the Sons and Daughters of God. I have a video here as a reflection of How God’s love is sooo amazing through the parable of the Prodigal Son. I know that in other posts I have mentioned the prodigal son several times, but I felt the need to emphasize that God’s love doesn’t measure deeds, it measures the HEART.

The Prodical son used his inheritance to live a life of pleasure and did so with self-seeking ambition. When he asked for his inheritance from his father who was still alive it was equal to him saying “I wish you were dead already  so that I could do whatever I want to do with my inheritance”. Although, this son’s request deeply hurt his father, His father gave  him what he desired and watched him leave to go to a foriegn land to do whatever he wanted to do. The son travelled far because it was clear that he didn’t want to have anything to do with his family after he had received what he wanted out of a selfish and self-serving heart.  When the boy squandered all that he had and realized that the so called friends he had now dissappeared now that he was penniless, he was forced to work in order to feed himself and therefore became enslaved to serve others as a consequence to his disobedient and self-seeking behavior in a distant land far from home. After contemplating what He had done, he began to realize that it would be better to serve under his fathers house and felt a deep regret for his actions and soon decides to leave the foreign land to return back to his fathers house seeking the serve under him as a servant not expecting or demanding forgiveness for his cruel words and actions.

I read somewhere that under Jewish custom, the son’s deeds would have been considered criminal which would have merited him death by stoning under the Jewish law for his actions, but instead of that, His father came out running to him because he was so overjoyed to see his son back alive. The love of that father was so great that by accepting him regardless of his deeds would have caused him to have been stoned alongside with his son had people discovered that he was harboring a criminal. This is how severe and serious the prodigal son’s actions were against his father. He deserved death by returning but instead he received mercy and love.

Although the son sought to serve his father as recompense for his mis-deeds, the Father welcomed Him with open arms and gave him a signet ring which represents renewal of covenant and a relationship restored. He also gave him a robe to clothe him representing covering and sonship.  God is like that with us. If we backslide and return to him, we are like the prodigal son and He always welcomes us back into relationship with Him with open arms when we come back with a repentant heart.  Sometimes the mis-deeds we have committed seem soo blaringly wicked and pitch black on a sheet of paper that we find it difficult to believe that God can forgive because God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). We ought to be imitators of this love towards our fellow brothers and sisters but we tend to be selective which isn’t quite matching the Agape love we are to exemplify. I’ll put my hand up and confess that I know to some extent I’m guilty of  being selective at times since some people rub me the wrong way *still a work in progress here*.

Loving people that care for us is easy…but loving those that don’t seem to deserve it is our challenge. Our faith has to increase in this area of loving those that don’t deserve it because Love restores people back to the heart of God when they see it in action. It has the power of causing a sinner to repent and seek God’s face by someone’s conduct that demonstrates this love in action. We should acknowledge that we are not perfect and understanding this will help us humble ourselves before God that if we seek God to redeem us from our imperfections, then he demands and expects that we do the same for our fellow brothers and sisters who seek to be redeemed in the same way.

The songs of the redeemed come from a heart of LOVE. If God loves us in the same manner as the Prodigal son, we should treat backsliders with the same level of compassion as well. We should also treat those that do not know Christ in the same manner as well, because Love covers all sin and is able to deliver folk from that place of darkness into a place of restoration and relationship with the Father (Proverbs 10:12;1 Peter 4:8).  So today, think about increasing your capacity to love people as Christ layed down His life for us because it is this Love that the Father has for us that He seeks for all to be restored back in relationship with Him again.

“Love one another as I have loved you” says the Lord (John 13:34).

I have a song called Worshiping You by Deluge. I love this song and I pray that it ministers to you today. Have a blessed day everybody and God bless You!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

Psalm 107:2
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Isaiah 62:12
And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

Luke 1:68
“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people,

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13:35
By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 15:12
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Romans 13:8
[ Love Your Neighbor ] Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Ephesians 4:2
with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

1 Peter 1:22
[ The Enduring Word ] Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

1 Peter 3:8
[ Called to Blessing ] Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

1 John 4:7
[ Knowing God Through Love ] Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

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The Will of God for the Sons of God


Hi Everybody!

Today’s Devotional comes from the book  ofMatthew 21: 28-30

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.

It’s interesting to note the two distinctions between the two sons. The First son was not really wanting to do what His Father asked of him, but after careful consideration of his arrogance and obstinate behavior towards his father, he felt guilt and decided to act in obedience to his Father’s request in order to reconcile back into his father’s good graces. The Second son claimed he would fulfill his Father’s request but ended up being all Lip service and no action.

These two sons are Characteristic of two types of Christians.

The Character of the First Son:  There will be times when we are asked to do something that we don’t want to do by our Father in Heaven because of fear and also the weight of the task may seem overwhelming or just tedious; however, despite this, we ought to act in obedience nevertheless. When I think about this, I think of Moses and Gideon who were called out by God Himself to become the chosen deliverers for the Children of Israel out of the hand of their oppressors. However, they too had excuses to disqualify themselves from becoming God’s “Called Out Ones” (the Ekklesia; greek), nevertheless, they still satisfied and answered to the call on their lives despite their reluctance. They are great examples of the First Son’s character to the Father’s will.

The Character of the Second Son: Those that claim they will do something for God and don’t are hypocritical, unreliable, untrustworthy, double-minded and disobedient. The nature of the Second Son is Characteristic of a Son of Disobedience (Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 3:6).

Ephesians 5:6
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Disobedience to the Fathers will is the fruit of the Second Son. The Second son was all Lip-service with no action. As it says in the Word (the Bible), Faith without works is dead (James 2:20) and this son compromises his faith in his father by this willful act of disobedience. It is clear that the second son simply desired to satisfy his Fathers ears  by acting compliant to his request in order to get him to leave him alone to his other devices, when clearly he had no intention of satisfying his father’s request. He operated in disobedience of the Father’s will by feigning obedience to his father. Such a character is self-seeking and pretentious in its actions that it is also considered to be a form of false humility.

For those that have followed my blog for a while you will already know that I have spoken about false humility and the importance of detecting it several times with great emphasis because it is something I see in operation to this day. I can tell you by just looking at these two sons, that the first son chose the path of Humility to do the Father’s will even though his initial reaction to his Father’s request was one of arrogance and reluctance. The other Son who acted compliant and yielding to his father’s will initially is one who prides himself on looking the part of a ‘good and faithful son’ while really taking on a mask of pretension while operating in pride against the Father’s will by choosing the path of dishonesty and willful disobedience. This Second son’s pretentiousness is a fruit of disobedience to his Father. There is evidence of self-righteousness in his actions in that he’d rather appear legalistically legitimate before his father rather than actually operate with integrity to perform his Father’s request. The Second son epitomizes one appearing to have the form of godliness but denying it’s power (2 Timothy 3:5) by acting in willful disobedience. Such a son is evil and that is why I refer to him as a Son of Disobedience.

We should never be like the second son because we are heirs of the righteousness  according to our faith (Hebrews 11:7). So Today, think about becoming more like the First Son rather than the Second Son. It’s is better to be obedient to the Father’s will in your life rather than pretending to walk in obedience. Such pretension is ungodly in character and hypocritical. A person thinks that they are fooling people by operating in this fashion, but what they are really doing is fooling themselves and the Devil is laughing at them. The First son had a contrite heart towards his obstinate behavior and with such a heart the Lord our God does not despise because the First Son purposed to fulfill his Father’s will in the end (Psalm 51:17). This is how we should be when we are called by God to do something that is outside our comfort zone. It’s not always easy to obey a parents direction, but our Father God wants what is best for us. In humility we must learn what it means to submit and yield to God’s will and purpose in our lives.

Willful disobedience draws us away and far from God, Obedience brings us closer to Him. Purpose Obedience and walk in humility, Amen!

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Here I have a cartoon illustrating my point. It maybe a little Sunday schoolish for you but it’s a good illustration. Enjoy it and have a blessed day everybody!

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Maintain your Hope for it is the Tree of Life


  

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Hi everybody,

This is going to be rather a short reflection today but I just wanted to say that when we are hoping for something, we can face so much in our life that causes this hope to singe out like a flickering light that burns out like a dying flame.

Hope is a flame and in order to keep it burning, we have to fuel this flame with Faith.

Now, I know that in certain situations where people face serious adversities such as war, famine, terrorism, threats of death, slavery, abuse, human rights violations, loss of loved ones, grief, etc, such hope seems dismal if not completely and virtually non-existent in ones experience to such painful circumstances. Fear traps a heart in this sickness where hope is devoid in a person. When hope comes, the heart heals because it is given reason to believe again. This is the tree of life that is spoken about in this verse posted above from the book of Proverbs. Jesus is the Tree of life for us since He is the True Vine and we are His Branches extended to do the same for our brothers and sisters since we have Christ in us the HOPE of Glory (John 15:1-8). It is our mandate to be the hope that this world needs to see in our lifetime.

Romans 5:2
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

The Truth of the Word is the resurrecting power of the Word that we need to use in our lives to fuel hope in people’s hearts.  A longing fulfilled is a tree of life but when hope is absent, the heart suffers crumbling Faith that is devoid of such hope. So when you see someone struggling, when you see the fire in their eyes dimming because of that loss of hope, when you see the anguish and pain of anothers suffering that sees no hope of relief, no hope of salvation, no reason to continue living, God expects us to be faithful enough to step in to fuel that fire of hope in a person again.

This is how we intercede for someone by stepping in the Gap through prayer and action.

 This is the faith that drives us to life individuals back to life since according to the Word we are not only Sons of God but we are also Sons of the Resurrection. So I challenge you today to be the hope for a persons sick heart today. The Resurrecting power of Christ is in us to  fulfill this mandate because Jesus blessed us with the help of the Holy Spirit to satisfy this call.

 Hope stirs people to believe where unbelief was present.

 Hope stirs faith in people where there was lack.

 Hope brings back to life all that seems dead, so as joint heirs with Christ, we must strive to be the hope that this world needs to see.

'THE TRUE VINE' by Anthony James

Hope can only be demonstrated by action. It could be something small like a telephone call, a word of encouragement, a word of knowledge, a visitation, a donation, an embrace, a listening ear, a kind and gentle gesture, a letter, or a helping hand (volunteering), etc. Hope in action is Love in action and perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18).

Love heals, love restores and Love gives rise to hope and Faith  which strengthens ones belief.

If a person has no reason to believe in anything anymore, it is because they have yet to experience this level of Love and this level of hope that can restore ones Faith to believe again.

When I had suicidal thoughts a few years ago, it was because I thought everything was hopeless. But when I pressed on holding onto that one last shred of hope left within me with the little but dying faith I had, it was this hope that I held onto which was that nearly dying flame that maintained my faith in the end. If that flame had blown out during the darkest moments in my life, I think I would not be here today typing up this post to be at least that voice that cries out for another to still keep your faith alive! Keep your hope alive no matter what! So today, I just want to let you know that no matter how bleak your situation may seem, no matter how many people may fail you in this life, keep holding onto that last shred of hope you have in the Lord even in your most painful of circumstances. That shred of hope could mean the difference beween life or death and when I mean Life or death, I mean yours.  

Love preserves Life through demonstrated Hope in Action.  

Jesus loved us enough to die for us in order to be the hope that we needed to see in this life so that we could be redeemed. We all  have that redemptive power in Christ to life people back to life with that same Spirit of hope in us. This Spirit is the HOLY SPIRIT also known as the Helper (John 14:26; John 16:7; John 15:26; John 14:16).

Be that Light that Shines in the Darkness because that Light is what fuels greater Faith.

I have a song for you today to minister to you from Kirk Franklin called Better from his Hero CD. Stay blessed everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.

Luke 20:35-37

35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’

John 1:5
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Philippians 2:15
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Job 14:7
“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.

Psalm 16:1
[ The Hope of the Faithful, and the Messiah’s Victory ] A Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

Psalm 31:24
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

Psalm 119:147
I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.

Acts 15:9
and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Acts 16:5
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Romans 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

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The REDEMPTION PACKAGE: Jesus came to REVERSE the CURSE!


Hi Everybody!

At this time I feel in my spirit that I just need to give you a Word of GOOD NEWS! Jesus REVERSED EVERY CURSE AT THE CROSS  through His Blood!!!!!

“Sherline….what in the world are you talking about girl???” you must be wondering.

I believe that this is what the Spirit of the Lord wants people to know at this time.

At the Cross, Our Lord Jesus Christ, reversed so many curses and I believe HE wants His Children to know the FULL REDEMPTION PACKAGE so I’m going to name a few things here:

1. He Took our Dis-grace and gave us His-Grace (John 1:17)

2. He took our Ignorance and gave us Knowledge of who we are in Christ (Colossians 1:27).

3. He took our Shame and clothed us with Righteousness (Isaiah 61:10)

4. He took our condemnation and gave us Redemption (Romans 8:1)

5. He took our Hate and gave us LOVE in return (John 3:16)

6. He took our Chains and gave us Keys to our FREEDOM (John 8:36)

7. He took our Sicknesses and by His Stripes we are HEALED (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24)

8. He conquered death and gave us Life everlasting (1 Corinthians 15:55;John 3:16)

9. He took our divorce papers and claimed us as His BRIDE (Revelation 21:9 ; Revelation 21:2)

10. He took our tears and gave us FULLNESS of JOY (Psalm 16:11)

11. He took our Pain and Gave us Relief through DELIVERANCE (Jeremiah 17:14; Joel 2:32

12. He took our Sin and gave us FORGIVENESS (1 John 2:12)

13. He took our Pauper status and gave us a Crown as SONS OF GOD (Hosea 1:10; Matthew 5:9; Luke 20:36; Romans 8:14)

14. He took our broken covenant and replaced it with a NEW ONE (Hebrews 9:15)

15. He took our old Creation and MADE US NEW CREATIONS (2 Corinthians 5:17)

16. He tore the Veil that separated us from our Father by a curtain and allowed us access to the throne room of God who is our Heavenly FATHER by what He did at Calvary (Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45)

17. He took our Dis-unity from the Father and gave us UNITY in HIM by providing us the Helper who is the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:3; Ephesians 4:13 ; 1 Corinthians 12:12 ;Psalm 133:1)

18. He RESTORES what was destroyed in the Garden of EDEN with the New COVENANT in his BLOOD (Matthew 26:28)

19. HE claims back the TERRITORY that we forsook in the GARDEN of EDEN and Claims it back for the SONS OF GOD (Revelation 11:15).

20. He takes the AUTHORITY of the ENEMY and GIVES IT BACK TO  the SONS OF GOD (Luke 10:19)

21. He takes all the TORMENT we suffered and gives us PEACE (John 14:27)

22. He takes all that the DEVIL stole from us and GIVES it back to us in full measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over! (Luke 6:38)

23. He took our UNBELIEF and gave us FAITH! (1 Corinthians 11:25)

24. He took all the Lies of the Devil and blessed us with the TRUTH (John 8:32; John 16:13)

25. He took our Lost selves and MADE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY for us (John 14:6).

26. He took the Darkness and gave us to be LIGHTS of the WORLD (Matthew 5:16).

27. HE took our weaknesses and gave us STRENGTH (2 Corinthians 12:10Joel 3:10;Ephesians 6:10

28. He took our poverty and says we can be RICH! (Deuteronomy 15:4)

29. We were Vulnerable to the Devil’s schemes but God blessed us with the Full ARMOR OF GOD to overcome all the Devil’s Schemes (Ephesians 6:11; Ephesians 6:13; Ephesians 6)

30. We are no longer Subdued by the World because we are OVERCOMERS in JESUS’ NAME! (John 16:33; 1 John 4:4)

31. He turned our Impossible to Possible  (Matthew 19:26).

People there are so many curses I could name here that have been REVERSED by the Blood of JESUS and I just want to tell you that we have many reasons to GIVE HIM PRAISE!!!!! JESUS IS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS AMEN!!!!!

I Believe that at this time that GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING BIG people during this time of Easter/Passover/Lent. I Believe that when we think of How Jesus heals us it’s not only the Physical that He’s concerned about, it’s also the Spiritual side of us as well. He wants us to be FULLY RESTORED IN HIM by bringing our SOULS, SPIRITS and BODY in complete ALIGNMENT to HIS WORD.

I Believe that at this precious time Jesus is saying:

“I WILL HEAL and DELIVER the spiritually Blind so that they can see GOD (Jesus),

I WILL HEAL and DELIVER the spiritually Deaf so that they can HEAR GOD (the prophetic Voice of God);

and 

I WILL HEAL AND DELIVER the spiritually Lame so that they can WALK IN THE SPIRIT (in full operation of the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT)”

Sounds like the voice of REVIVAL TO ME!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH! I know this sounds very bold and kind of radical for me to say…but I cannot ignore what is stirring up in my spirit. God is in the RESTORATION PROCESS in this year of 2012 the year of DIVINE GOVERNMENT. SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, TAKE YOUR RIGHTFUL PLACES THIS YEAR!!!!!!!

The verses that just came into my spirit as I was writing up this post  come from both the Old Testament and the NEW Testament. God spoke it before and He is saying that HE will complete HIS WORD! 

Joel 2:28
[ God’s Spirit Poured Out ] “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.

Acts 2:17
And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

I have a Song to finish off my post to bless you today. It’s from Martha Munizzi called Amazing Love. Be Redeemed and blessed in Jesus’ Name Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Revelation 11:15
[ Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed ] Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”

Matthew 26:28
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

1 Corinthians 11:25
In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Mark 15:38
Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

Hebrews 9:15
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

Isaiah 61:10
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Romans 8:1
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Isaiah 53:5
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

1 Corinthians 15:55
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Revelation 21:2
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Hosea 1:10
[ The Restoration of Israel ] “Yet the number of the children of Israel Shall be as the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered. And it shall come to pass In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There it shall be said to them, ‘You are sons of the living God.’

Luke 20:36
nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Luke 10:19
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Joel 2:32
And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 8:32
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

John 16:13
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Deuteronomy 15:4
except when there may be no poor among you; for the LORD will greatly bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance

Ephesians 6:10
[ The Whole Armor of God ] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Ephesians 4:3
endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:13
till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

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Awesomeness come to my Address!


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Hello Everybody!

Today I’m just going to put in a few verses for you to meditate on the Awesomeness of our God. If our God is Awesome then He made us to be uniquely Awesome just like Himself. Remember that as we look in the mirror, we shall see God indwelling in us as we choose to believe in the report of the Lord over our lives and also concerning our identity. If we want our Lord to be our God, we have to transform ourselves and renew our minds to be His People by reflecting the Christ-likeness in our soul and in our character through living by Faith and walking in the Spirit as we operate in Love everybody. God is AWESOME and so shall we be! Love the Lord your God as Christ died to redeem us back into the fullness of Glory which resides in us as Christ in us, the hope of Glory (Colossians 1:27). Jesus Loves you so much and He wants us to be Awesome like Him! Let Awesomeness come to your address!

I have an awesome song for you today by Canton Jones called Password: Access GrantedThere is no other name that’s Higher than our God. Be Blessed Everybody and let this song minister to you today!

 

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Scriptures to Meditate

Psalm 111:9
He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name.

2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Nehemiah 1:5
And I said: “I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments,

Psalm 68:35
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!

Psalm 66:5
Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.

Psalm 45:4
And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.

Psalm 145:6
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.

Zephaniah 2:11
The LORD will be awesome to them, For He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; People shall worship Him, Each one from his place, Indeed all the shores of the nations.

10 All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your power,
12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.

 Romans 5:2
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Ephesians 1:18
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

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A Quick Thought for the Day – I AM NOT HAVING AN IDENTITY CRISIS!


Hello Everybody!

So this is just a quick thought for the day. We all know that our Jehovah  is the Great “I AM” – JEHOVAH. So likewise, we must remember who we are in Christ. The Devil who is our adversary loves putting a question mark (“?”) where GOD has put a PERIOD (“.”).

 GOD Said “I AM WHO I AM” and never once did He question who He was. He never said “AM I WHO I AM?”.

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Understand this people. GOD knows who HE IS and so must we know who we ARE. Satan makes us put question marks where GOD has placed a period. The assignment on our lives is to confuse us with many questions concerning our identity if you refer back to my previous post Contending with Unbelief – Father of Lies where God has already placed periods to establish HIS WILL on Earth for all of His Childrens lives.

 So whenever you feel confused about your IDENTITY…remember GOD’S PERIOD in your life and TOSS AWAY & TRASH EVERY QUESTION MARK by way of any Diabolical suggestion that tries to negate GOD’s PERIOD in your life. Be firm in God’s Word. Believe what GOD says about You because you are His CHILD!

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

You are a CHILD OF GOD and you are a Son and Daughter of the Most High GOD! Who’s report will you Believe?

We haven’t got time to have an identity crisis so understand WHO YOU ARE in CHRIST and WHOSE YOU ARE. A child of Obedience, A Child of Faith and  A Child of the MOST HIGH GOD. 

Stay blessed in your Journey everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Genesis 15:1
[ God’s Covenant with Abram ] After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

 Genesis 17:1
[ The Sign of the Covenant ] When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

Exodus 6:8
And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD.’”

Exodus 29:46
And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the LORD their God

 Leviticus 19:2
“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Leviticus 19:4
‘Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 20:26
And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

Jeremiah 3:14-15
Return, O backsliding children,” says the LORD; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion.15 And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Jeremiah 9:24
But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.

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Contending with Unbelief – The Father of Lies


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So today’s post is about the stronghold of Unbelief. Where did unbelief come from? How did it begin? I strongly believe that Unbelief is indeed a killer of destiny and that is why we must be vigiliant to guard our hearts from people who try to sow seeds of doubt into our spirit-man.  When we look at the book of Genesis, God had made the world and He had made Man in His own image and likeness who were both Adam and Eve.

Genesis 1: 26-28

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[b] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

In this passage we understand that:

1. God created Man and Woman in His Own Image and Likeness.

2. God blessed  His creation of both Men and Women.

3. God blessed them with the power to be fruitful in everything, not limited to just giving birth, but also in the ability to be inventive and create things by their own hands.

4. God blessed them with the ability to Multiply which was to reproduce after their Own kind which were to be a the future son and daughters of God since they were created to be in Gods Image and Likeness.

5. God gave them the Earth as their inheritance as sons and daughters of God.

6. God already gave them the power of DOMINION (authority) over every territory on the earth, land, sea and air.

God gave us all this authority and many blessings but something happened that thwarted the destiny of Mankind to lose the privileges of our Godly sonship;  UNBELIEF happened.

Adam and Eve knew they were sons of God until they were deceived out of their sonship by Satan who lingered in the garden waiting for an opportune time to sow a seed of doubt. Satan is indeed the Father of lies and all he needed to do to steal, kill and destroy God’s original plan for mankind to rule over the earth in dominion, Power and authority, was to cause the sons of God to become UNBELIEVERS of the LIVING WORD OF GOD.

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Eve was caught up in the scheme when Satan caused her to question her sonship in the Lord.

Genesis 3: 3-7

The Temptation and Fall of Man

3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

Ok so here we understand that Satan was very coy and questioned how much Eve believed in the WORD of GOD. In verse 2 She was clear on the instruction that God had given her and Adam not to eat of the fruit so she was strong and confident to that point until Satan came at her at a different angle. Satan planted a suggestion in her mind that insinuated that God didn’t want them to be like Him by sowing a seed of doubt that caused her to believe in a lie that God was withholding information from them concerning the forbidden fruit from the Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil which they were commanded NOT to eat in the first place.

This diabolical suggestion was the first seed of doubt sown by Satan – the FATHER OF LIES (John 8:44). Adam and Eve ended up doubting their Sonship when in fact they were already created to be like God in His Image and likeness from the very beginning. Satan just needed to add a little confusion to cause them to lose their IDENTITY. This is how the stronghold of Unbelief was birthed into their Spirit. Also take note that the seed of Unbelief, caused them to no longer Fear the Lord’s instruction to NOT eat of that fruit and thus Foolishness followed as they ate of the desirable fruit to make them “wise” (Genesis 3:6). Did they forget that the FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL WISDOM???? It seems that their Faith in God was shaken by a deceptive lie that came in the form of a planted suggestion. Satan is indeed a Cunning foe.

Adam and Eve were wise beings originally because they FEARED THE LORD but Satan’s first seed of Doubt that birthed a harvest of sin into their spirit like a choking weed caused them to fall from that state of God’s Grace, lose their Identity in the Lord, and as a result they both died spiritually. Their destiny as Sons of God was destroyed as of that moment just because of UNBELIEF.

Praise be to God that Jesus came back with a plan to destroy all the works of our Enemy, the Devil, by the Power of what He did on the Cross which helped to reinstate us back into true Sonship with the Lord once again. The Power of the Blood of Jesus aided in reviving our Faith back to God as we throw away the bondage of UNBELIEF by becoming free as BELIEVERS  in the One TRUE GOD once again.

Sons of God are BELIEVERS.

Sons of Disobedience are UNBELIEVERS

What son are you today? Ask yourself this question.

Believers receive the same package of Glory that was given to Adam and Eve, the power to have dominion over the Earth, land, sea and air, they can be fruitful and multiply (productive, creative, inventive — just like our Creator God is) and that is their inheritance that we must claim as we acknowledge who we are in CHRIST.

Unbelievers have no idea who they are and wonder aimlessly from religion to religion still trying to figure out their identity. Who has deceived you out of your IDENTITY?????? 

Friends, my message today is that UNBELIEF is a serious Destiny killer. It is the one thing that was able to separate Adam and Eve from God. It is Satan’s plan that we remain separated from God and lose our identity in Christ. We cannot afford to let this happen PEOPLE! Know who you are in Christ and also consider that UNBELIEF is a serious stronghold in our churches today. You’ll be surprised how many so-called members in your churches are bound by unbelief.

Without FAITH it is completely IMPOSSIBLE to please God because unbelief separates us from Him (Hebrews 11:6). So like the man that sought Jesus to heal his child and had trouble in his UNBELIEF, ask the Lord to help you with your unbelief Today.

Mark 9:23-25 New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,[a] all things are possible to him who believes.”

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”

Unbelief is a stronghold that plagues our cities and that is why people who operate in this way LACK THE FEAR OF GOD and despise WISDOM which is UNDERSTANDING who you are in CHRIST. Pray that the Lord uproots areas in your life where there were seeds of doubt sown into you by people or suggestions planted by what you heard, read or saw. Believing is Seeing, the Fear of the Lord is Wisdom and Faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not yet seen. Believe God today and seek deliverance from the stronghold of UNBELIEF.

I have an awesome Song from Men of Standard called I WILL. May it encourage you today. Stay blessed Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Psalm 139:14
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

 Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:10
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

James 2:26
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NKJV)

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

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Revival of God’s Image in Us – The Breath of Life


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Hello Everybody!

Today my meditation comes with the feeling of wanting to see a MODERN DAY REVIVAL! I’ve been thinking about it for a while but when was the last revival apart from the Azusa Street Revival that was massive in its day in April 16, 1906 where there were workings of miracles, massive reception of the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT? I want to see REVIVALS break out on a Global Scale. I know what I’m saying sounds ridiculous and probably dangerous but I want to see Massive Revivals not on a Nationwide scale but on a Global Scale. Can you imagine many Churches all having a Revival in the same Year? I can only say Faith can take us to such an amazing Vision so I’m speaking out by Faith in the Blogosphere for such a thing to Manifest itself. I want to see JOEL 2:28-29 in action people! Especially in the West where we have drowned out the Sound of the Divine Alarm, Make Ye Straight The Way of The LORD! Revivals shouldn’t be something we merely read in History books, I want to see these things take place in my lifetime but on a Grand Scale. This Year of Divine Government, we should pray and declare for REVIVAL on a Global Scale. I know that my blog has an international audience so for those reading, Start Praying for Revival in your Countries and Watch GOD MOVE. When a church becomes One in Mind, One in Spirit and One to Worship the Only God, you’ll be amazed at how the Spirit of the Lord will move.

Remember how God made Man and Woman in His own image and likeness in the book of Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  The name Adam is Hebrew for “Man”; or “Mankind” so literally Adam was called Man. Adam was just a body that would have remained an empty shell until God’s breath of life came into that shell indwelling in him & her and it is that life that he & she became Sons of God formed in His Image and likeness. He and she are always referred to as the “first Adam” whereas Jesus is referred to as the “last Adam” in 1 Corinthians 15:45 (NIV) – So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being“; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

It is Interesting to note the two distinctions:

1.) One being that the “First Man” was just a “living being” meaning that he and she were a “living being” with the breath of God’s life in him/her.

2.) The second being that the “Last Man” is Christ who was and is a “Life-giving spirit” in the form of a man.

God is the one who breathed life into Adam and therefore is the “GIVER OF LIFE”, then it stands to reason that the first Adam was not able to breathe life into another because only God could do that.

When both Adam and Eve sinned by listening to the Devil and defying one commandment to not eat of the Fruit of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, their state of God breathed Life started to die at that moment because what was in them was the Holy Spirit. Sin caused spiritual death and if you read through the books from the genealogy of Abraham going forward, you will notice that the number of years that man could live significantly decreased in that we once were able to live for hundreds of years in age because the breath of life which is from God is an Eternal kind of breath. If you look at our current life expectancy to this day, you can see that it is a now only a “miracle” if many of us can live to the age of 100. This is the consequence of all of us living in a state of fallen Grace.

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

When Jesus Christ came, it was only then that God was able to give life back into man as a Man on Earth to reinstate the original design which was God in Us through the Holy Spirit. This is evidence of God with us and dwelling among us in the New testament, but the buck doesn’t stop there folks! An amazing thing happens in the book of John after Jesus resurrects from the Dead. He meets His Disciples and then Breathes on ALL of them that were present (save Thomas) and commissions them to be APOSTLES! Did you catch that?  I said, HE BREATHES on the DISCIPLES and they are commissioned as APOSTLES! God’s BREATH OF LIFE yet again in action. The disciples had already received the HOLY SPIRIT prior to the upper room experience that they had in ACTS 2. The Acts 2 experience was the activation of the GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

John 20:19-23

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled,[c] for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

There are two separate events here folks.

1) The receiving of the Holy Spirit in the book of John breathed onto them by Jesus, and then

2) The activation of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.

wow…I feel like I’m preaching but I think you understand my point right. This is such a sweet revelation.

The disciples became SONS OF GOD at that moment. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We need to understand these two phenomenons so that you understand how we are the SONS of GOD on Earth after we are saved (born again), baptized, and receive the Gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT. It is mandatory that we operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we need to be ignited to operate in the fullness of our callings as Sons of God, the question is…Do people even recognize the importance of the Holy Spirit in their life?

Are you walking in the Spirit as a Christian or are you still acting like a Christian walking like a dead man by ignoring the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of you the Hope of Glory?

What are we doing to quench the operation of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

When we grieve the Holy Spirit, we cannot function with the authority and inheritance as Sons of God, because clearly, you ABSOLUTELY need the HOLY SPIRIT to operate as a Son of God and you also must pursue the gifts of the Holy Spirit to function in the fullness of that call.

So my last Question is:

Ask yourself today, are you walking in the Spirit that is ETERNAL or are you walking in the FLESH that will soon pass away?

Wow, so friends, lets start believing in this A NEW WAVE of GODS BREATH on us so that we can be SONS OF GOD in this YEAR of 2012 – YEAR OF DIVINE GOVERNMENT. I want to see revival!!!!!!!!!! Can I get an AMEN!

Please read the Guest Post on the same topic of Revival By Tanya: A Prayer For Revival…It Starts In YOU

I have an awesome song today by Cece Winans called Hallelujah PRAISE! Indeed, let everything that Hath breath praise the LORD! Stay Blessed Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

JOEL 2:28-29

God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

That You May Believe

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

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Healing for the Backslider


Isaiah 57: 14-21

Healing for the Backslider

14 And one shall say,
“Heap it up! Heap it up!
Prepare the way,
Take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”

15 For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would fail before Me,
And the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness
I was angry and struck him;
I hid and was angry,
And he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him;
I will also lead him,
And restore comforts to him
And to his mourners.

19 “I create the fruit of the lips:
Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,”
Says the Lord,
“And I will heal him.”
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
When it cannot rest,
Whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

21 There is no peace,”
Says my God, “for the wicked.”

Today’s meditation comes with a Word of Encouragement for the Backslider”. In this walk, people must understand that life has a way of causing people to falter in their Faith. It doesn’t matter how Christian you think you are, you are not immune to Temptation and Adversity that life has to offer just because you believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ. Think of Simon Peter who denied having an association with Jesus after Jesus was arrested. Our Lord knew Peter’s weaknesses and even exposed that weakness before the event was to occur by prophetically revealing it to Peter by Word of Knowledge that he was going to deny Him 3 times.

Matthew 26:34
Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 

This Word of Knowledge that came from Jesus was spoken so that Peter could understand that even as a follower of Christ, it didn’t mean that he would not be tested and that his weaknesses would not be exposed. When the prophetic Word of Knowledge of the event occurred, Peter was in serious distraught over His actions. He wept bitterly over the fact that what Jesus had said to Him had come true.

Matthew 26:75
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.

We all have weaknesses and when the attacks come. It is not as if we are immune to them just because we are believers. One thing Peter should have remembered in all this was that Jesus had already interceded on his behalf for him to overcome the grief that he would feel upon this prophecy coming true in Luke 22.

Luke 22: 31-32

31 And the Lord said,[c] “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

Jesus knew what was yet to come and still with the love in His heart, had already interceded knowing the Peter would succumb to His weaknesses. He even instructs him that once Peter has realized the error of his ways, he must go and help others who suffer this level of self-condemnation to strengthen their Faith once again in Christ.  Reading this makes me feel like saying HALLELUJAH! We serve a God that is able to sympathize with our weaknesses, AMEN!

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

So even when a person backslides, it is not for us to condemn them but to rejoice for when they return back to the Lord like the Prodigal Son. The Father of the Prodigal son received Him with a Ring and a Robe and was treated much like a king (Luke 15:22), and that is what it means to understand our SONSHIP and KINGSHIP in CHRIST. A Ring is usually a symbol of covenant likened to one in a Marriage, so in the case of the prodigal son, it was a symbol of renewed covenant (Haggai 2:23) and a robe is usually symbolic of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10), because the prodigal son came back with a contrite spirit for squandering his inheritance and was Forgiven by his father of all his past. What an amazing love this father has for his own child. We should do like-wise and forgive in the same manner.

The Prodigal Son

Forgiveness Heals and Restores the Contrite back  into their fullness of Joy (Isaiah 57: 15, 18).

God is the Same with us. When we repent, we reclaim our Sonship and redeem ourselves as Joint Heirs with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17).  Peter was the Rock that would later be called by God to be an Apostle that would build the CHURCH (Matthew 16:18).

Repentance releases us from sin and allows us to operate in the authority we have as Joint Heirs in Christ to be Sons of God, to be HIS people, humble followers and believers in Christ Jesus. Repentance is the key to the release of blessing. Peter was forgiven of his weakness before he committed it and through repentance was able to operate in the fullness of his calling to become a strong Apostle that was called to Build the Church of Jesus  Christ.

Repentance is tied to CALLING.

Sometimes we cap ourselves in self-condemnation mode that we tend to resort to backsliding and give up when we  think we can’t redeem ourselves because of our weaknesses, but God already knows the mistakes you are going to make and is always seeking to redeem us back to His throne-room of grace when we choose to repent of our mistakes and turn away to do better when we know better. The question is,  Are you Willing to change your ways?

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 Today, I want you to know that Guilt and Shame is not your Portion, Forgiveness is.

God is saying, “I want you to return to Me, Your Father. I love you. I have a robe and a ring waiting here for you, for you are my Son/Daughter in Whom I am well Pleased. I Forgive always and You are Forgiven. I Am Your God, You are my Child. Return to Me and I will be with you ALWAYS.”

Forgiveness empowers us when we come humbly before the Lord and Repent.

Ask yourself, are there areas that you need to surrender to God for Him to become Lord over your life even in your weakness?

Will you say “I’m sorry….?”

Think on these questions today and Meditate. 

Articles for Reference 

The Importance of Repentance that Allows for Release of Blessings

The Power of an Apology

Surrendering Your All to God ~ Seriously?!

Eliminate Self-Condemnation – End the Cycle

Forgive and Forget

 

I have an awesome song from Fred Hammond to Minister to You Today called I Will Find a Way.God Bless you Everyone!


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