Word of Knowledge; Speak in Love

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In various epochs, history has been used by people in different ways, but one thing which has been in common for centuries to come: history has performed and acts as the basis of morality and education, it lays down the features character, motivates and shapes personality.

To a parent, educating does not mean only to feed and nurture, but also to give direction to the heart and mind. Our Heavenly Father is the ultimate parent, and due to this, shouldn’t it be necessary from his parental view to give us His word accessible to each side of character, science, development, and accessibility to all human interests?

Furthermore, in each of us, ideology gives direction in life, that is, in addition to its other, often criticized functions, it also serves as an educational one. The practice of the last decades shows that the complete rejection of ideology implies the exclusion of the scholarly function from the educational process, which entails many negative consequences, to include the habits we carry as baggage upon our salvation into the congregations we begin attending.

Therefore, in our Christian walks, we first should start with ourselves, study the word of God, history of our church and men of God while learning to comprehend it, educating ourselves with the help of written or practiced lessons and only then practicing it in life, while expecting the same from our families and brothers and sister in Christ.

“If a person eats much, he doesn’t become healthier than the one who is satisfied only with what is necessary: in the same way, a scholar is not the one who reads much, but one who reads with use.”

~Aristippus of Cyrene

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams”

Too many a time we have heard this verse as a prophetic word of God revealing it to our church. I am sure that the meaning is not in quantity, but in the way, we received this word personally in our life. What ruins has God called you to restore today? what paths and for who has God called you to stand in the gap? You need to ask this question personally of yourself.

If you receive a word for someone, God wants you to pray over this word before you speak it into someone. Be responsible. If you do not know the person, ask them their name, phone number and let them know that you sensed Gods desire for you to pray over their life. Pray and fast over the word, let God multiply it in your prayers, and then ask God for permission to speak into this person. By the time you pray over this person, and the word god revealed for you will learn to speak this word in love.

The Old Testament prophets also had those who had no fear of God, they were led not by the spirit of God, but by their spirit, and spoke from their own heart (Ezek. 13: 2–3). The Lord said of them: The prophets prophesied falsely in my name: I did not send them, and did not give them instructions, and did not speak to them; They proclaim to all the visions false and divination, both empty and the dreams of their heart (Jer. 14,14). Shall we not acquire the lessons from history?

“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity(love), I am nothing.”

 

I know that God expects dedication from us in restoring the lives of those around us. He is waiting for us to begin interceding for them and prophesying the words of life. When we begin to look with the eyes of faith at the ruins of human destinies and say that their lives will be restored because we know that Jesus conquered this opportunity for them by going up to the Cross of Calvary.

However, when you become experienced in speaking the words of revelation, never get proud of your ability in prophecy. This is tantamount to being proud of speaking in tongues. In our movement, this may be considered the norm and a minimum. Albeit, we can all prophesy through the Holy Spirit, however, he is the one who allows us to grow in it if we are responsible. Words of prophecy must edify, encourage and comfort those in need on a personal level. Also, when prophesying in general, it must build the whole church.

I think that when you pray for your family, church, city, and nation, it will definitely bring fruit. The main thing is to press in and to expect God’s movement. Prophesy into the life of a husband that he is the head in everything – because God wants to see a man like this, and your prayer will receive an answer. Prophesy into the life of your wife, that she is a godly woman. Prophesy into your children, that they become the new generation of Apostles. Prophesy into your church, that the congregation becomes part of the Bride of Christ. Do not even hesitate – begin to experience God in this now, and in a year, you will surely have a testimony of God’s Glory in your community, congregation, and family.

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Signs of the Last day; proving ground of a Biblical Prophet

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Many of us have come across prophecies. Both personal and global, such as where the last awakening will come from, where the antichrist will come from, etc. There are also many prophecies that may have been in relation to families, communities, cities, and states. Although we may have been at a conference or in a prayer setting and someone may have spoken in to our life, some of us may had an experience with a well-known and respected servant of the Lord who have the fruits of their ministry and who sincerely love Him from whose devoted lives me may have heard prophetic words as well. At first, I myself, like many other believers, may have been cynical, but I have been edified by the words spoken into my life, and at times some of the words of caution have come to fruition as well.

However, we were forewarned that false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect (Church) if that were possible. it is the last hour church; and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have already appeared. This is how we know that it is the last hour. The prophets prophesy lies in Jesus name: He sent them not, neither has He commanded them, neither spake unto them: yet they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.

The Father spoke to Ezekiel, “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets…that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.

They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others hope that they would confirm the word.”

Here is one of the proving grounds of a prophet. He is to stand in the gap for his nation, his church, and his family. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

God is looking for someone who wishes to stand in the gap and fight against the devil and his demons so that they do not blind people and prevent them from seeing the need for the Savior, or his return.

Inspect the Scriptures: “Here is the fast that I have chosen: resolve the chains of wickedness, untie the bonds of the yoke, and let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke.” Isaiah 58: 6

“Bear one another burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6: 2

“There is no more of that love as if someone laid down his soul for his friends.” John 15:13

By the said scriptures the Lord inspects our desire to carry burden and pain of the brethren and sisters, and he has displayed an example of a fight unto death if necessary, for their liberation from slavery. Standing behind them in the gap is one of the ways, and the ultimate sacrifice of a prophet is to lay one’s life down for those, whose burden he carried before the Lord.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert for your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; but he that overcomes, and continuously does the Lords works unto the end, to him will Our Father give power over the nations. While those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. . . . None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.” (Dan. 12:3, 10)

 

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Be strong and courageous

Screenshot_2018-04-03-17-07-35.png Behold the fear of Yahweh, for he is your wisdom. Gather the people together to hear and learn and fear Yahweh, your God and observe the words of this law. You shall fear (adore) only the LORD your God, and you shall worship Him and swear by His name. You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you, for the LORD your God is in the midst of you and is a jealous God; otherwise, the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you.

To serve and worship them and swear by them; and which indeed are no gods, only nominal and fictitious ones. The one you fear or give room to becomes an idol, which is nothing in the world. We ought to have no veneration and adoration given them; but to cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; as those thoughts too become idols. To fear them is to go after them is to worship them, and this is to depart from the true God and to whore after false deities.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. To fear the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. Adore the Lord your God. Adore Yahweh, and diligently keep his commandments, His testimonies and His Statutes, and it shall be our righteousness. The secret of Yahweh is with them that are in awe of him, and he will show them his covenant. All the paths of Yahweh are mercy and truth unto those who keep His Covenant and Testimonies. The awe of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. But His mercy is on them that adore him from generation to generation.

Wake up Church, the Lord God has called on you, you are His servant. You’re Beloved and His first choice, descendants of His good friend Abraham. He pulled you in from all over the world, called you in from every dark corner of the earth, Bought you with the Best Price! Telling you, “You’re my servant, serving on my side. I’ve picked you. I haven’t let you go.

Don’t fear” says Yahweh your God. “I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you!” Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for Yahweh your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Today Jesus says to you “I give you eternal life, and you shall never perish; no one will snatch you out of my hand. My Father, who has given you to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch you out of my Father’s hand. And remember, I and the Father are one.”

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A New Beginning; A New Promise

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Passover season is complete, and we walk away with the story of Christ’s story in our memory.  We walk away with a memory of Christ is scourged, crowned with thorns, and beaten; it is fresh in our memory how Pilate was desirous to release Jesus, but being overcome with the outrage of the believers within Judea, he delivers him to be crucified. The last memory of Christ’s death is the casting for his garments, and his words “it is finished”

But was is finished? Jesus displayed the prosperity of the prophets by being one with the Father and fulfilling the prophecy of salvation. He built and finished the promise of salvation, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, but in doing so he made us as the Sons of God & not only as coheirs of the Kingdom of God but living temples on Earth. He has glorified our Father on the earth: He has finished the work which the Righteous Father gave Jesus to do.

He has given us the glory that Jesus received from the Father, that we may be one as He was with the Father; “I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me”

Jesus has fought a good fight, He has finished His course, He has kept the will of the Father so that we may keep the Faith. When He said it was finished; He who knew no sin-became sin, died and rose again. When we were born again, we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and became the Righteousness of God.

We cannot lose our position in Christ because we feel like we aren’t worthy. It also doesn’t give us a license to sin. Instead, we are to start out every day in the position of God’s love, being followed by His goodness and loving kindness. In spite of anything, God loves you. But he through Jesus displayed the pursuit of Holiness, thus Let’s pursue His holiness, His character, and live in His gracious love.

Let us remember to focus on being in God’s presence each day, as Jesus did by seeking the relationship of Daddy, Jehovah our God. He wants to come in to us, and sup with us. He wants us to sup with Him. I challenge you this week just to pursue God for who He is!  It’s OK to ask Father God for things in your heart, but I challenge you to take time to pause from your list of requests and just pursue Him for who He is

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Praise an Intercessory Weapon

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouths, and two-edged swords in their hands” (Ps. 149:6).

If we say we know our God, then God promises us that we will be strong and carry out great exploits. Likewise, the Bible states that we are to submit to God and the devil shall flee from us. Finally, Jesus gives us the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt us. (Luke 10:19)

Dear friends, just from the stated biblical statements it is obvious that God left us in charge of this world. We see that Jesus has left us, His followers in authority taking us back to the first command God has given men, to be fruitful, fill the earth and subdue it. Likewise, we read in Psalm 8 that God has placed all things under the feet of man, given us, his followers dominion of all the works in His hands.

Please understand the truth, that what the Lord gives, he doesn’t take back, thus his statements are also not withdrawn. And Jesus’s final commission returns us to spiritual dominion. He restored in a glorious way what we lost in Adam, that is why it is written those who have faith, “In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

However, today most of us have concentrated on the storms about us. Like Peter when he walked on water and looked about, we are sinking in the storm and are so complacent, that we even forget to look back to God and ask him for help. But praise is the greatest weapon we have against the Devil.

Permit me to entertain you with something that hit me as a reality sometimes go. I cannot even recall how I came to this element. But as I was reading about the temple I started to understand that we are the temple. And as we enter prayer, we have the temple of Jerusalem to serve us as a guide.

When Israelites enter the temple, they went through a women’s court, where the women prophesied over men in route to sacrifice. That is how the men remembered for what they brought sacrifices. Then we go through the sea, which is holy spirit. Through his guidance we always return to the Sacrifice, He who returned us to the Throne room of God, and with Him, we are co-seated with our Father. Entering the Holy Place, and by offering Incense, i.e., worship we are in the Holy of Holies. Thus, in the listening place, where we hear from God, guidance, direction, plans, or just Love from Him. Likewise, contemplate on the Lords Prayers, it is the blueprint of prayers, not something we learn and regurgitate without meaning. You see, in my view, when Jesus was in awe of His father, praising him and conversing with him, he observed everything he had to do the following day.

Finally, if we were to have a bird’s eye view of the temple as a plan, we would see that the temple was built as a stick figure of a man adorned in priestly garments. As a royal priest hood, the foot stool of the temple is the altar of sacrifice, with the two pillars of Boaz and Jachin as legs, holding the torso of the Holy place, with the arms being the Priestly cells, the head as the Holy of Holies, the eyes being the two Cherubs & the top being the Turban, of High Priest Cells. The Helmet of Salvation, The Breastplate of Righteousness, the arms Holding the Sword of the Spirit and the Shield of Faith. Think about, your arms are priests, you lift them up in praise, you bless with them, pray with them, lay them on those who need freedom! Your eyes are to be set straight! The Cherubs, what do they do? Your eyes are Cherubs, Wake up Church! The Ark of the Covenant – This is a gold-plated chest with a solid gold cover and two small cherubs (small stars). The Ark is his nose; and its poles –when attached to its long sides and drawn forward (I Kings. 8:8) – depict extended nostrils smelling the sweet smoke from the Incense Altar in the Holy Place. Finally, in my observation, the belt of Truth. The “sash” or “girdle” was worn by the High Priest was of fine linen with “embroidered work” in blue, purple and scarlet (Exodus 28:39, 39:29); those worn by the priests were of white, twined linen. Like the other priestly vestments, the purpose of the sash was “for glory and for beauty” (Exodus 28:41). On the Day of Atonement, the High Priest changed into special linen garments that included a sash of fine linen without any embroidery (Leviticus 16:4). These linen garments were worn only once, with new ones being made each year. According to Jewish tradition, it was 32 cubits long, as well as it would have to have been wound around the body several times. Theories differ as to how this was accomplished: some say it was wound around the waist only, while others say it was wound around the waist and over the shoulders, crossing over the heart. In any event, the ends would have been tied and allowed to hang down in front. According to the Talmud, the wearing of the sash atoned for “sins of the heart”

Now, using this as an example of prayer; You enter as a priest the daily duties in adoration and praises of God and who He is, Through the sacrificial altar by confessing and praising Him for the cleansing we receive. Thanking Him for the answers, His Grace (even if we have a problem to deal with) while thanking him we are acknowledging that all the blessings come from God alone, plus believing in faith that the answer is provided, and receiving these blessings.  When I reach the Thanksgiving stage, I begin to “put on the full armor of God” (Eph 6:10-17), while thanking the Lord for all that He has already done for me in Christ (Eph 1:3). But while we praise God, in any circumstances, we cut the enemies power. Fear is giving power to the enemy, he feeds off it, while praises enthrone God, and you take ground for Daddies kingdom.

At times, this is when we can go silent and soak in his presence; sometimes God will ask you what we want, sometimes we can stand in the gap for someone. At times, it’s just better to be in awe of God. However, if you start practicing praise, you will notice how your relationship changes with God, and you will walk in constant Joy! Be blessed my friends, and may the peace of our Daddy be with you. Praise God despite any trial or tribulation, anticipating glorious outcomes. Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

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