Kingdom Against Kingdom!

Kingdom against Kingdom
Matthew 24:7

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places

Mark 13: 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Luke 21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

Matt 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 are the end time accounts that Jesus gave us in the gospels. Though I have read some material in these areas, I am not a scholar in eschatology, yet I have learned that the gospel must first be preached to the ends of the earth, in order that the end come. I find myself  drawn to the description given in v8-10, nations rise against nations, and kingdom against kingdom.

I see here where we are given illumination from the Word of God on the working of the kingdom of God, and the attacks or entrenchments of the kingdom of darkness, and by faith and the authority we have been given, we actively destroy, dismantle, and scatter the kingdom of darkness by the Word of God, that v 10 occur: ‘And the gospel must first be published among all nations.’

Demons, influencing the minds of sinful people, attempt to do what devils do: kill, steal and destroy.

Yet, the gospel is the answer, the cross of Jesus the answer for sin!

People, created in the image of God, are created for honor, holiness, love, and eternity! Only Jesus and the gospel can do this for people, there is no other way.

So what happens? People in nations, move under the power of devils, trying to establish ‘one world order’ as satan as god of this worldly system, seeks to rule the affairs of men.

He cannot do it though, for we, the church victorious are still here in the earth, exercising God’s authority against him, through prayer, praise and proclamation of the decrees of God.

My life and whole being is wrapped up in this, the furthering of God’s kingdom, the salvation and discipleship of the nations, according to the Word of God.
Doing this involves persecution, and we are to walk through this in joy, because we have faith in God’s Word:

Mt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Mt 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
The devil is the same devil, a liar and father of all lies. He hates us, and wants us dead, but cannot do it, because God is our life! So, he resorts to insinuation, character assassination; a whispering, threatening, and deceitful slimyness, with no form or substance. The ABC’s of satan, Accusation, Blame and Criticism.

We are to rejoice and laugh and walk in victory against him, lifting up the shield of favor against him.

This is kingdom against kingdom, the kingdom of God, ever marching victoriously against darkness, with Jesus as head of the church!

Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Jesus is Lord and our commander in chief, aggressively building His church in us and through us.

1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, show me my place in the gospel today, my assignment in your kingdom, as you aggressively move us forward in love, faith, and victory. Where I am being attacked of the enemy, reveal your strategy of deliverance and victory, as I walk in joy unspeakable and full of your glory today! In your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen.’

Inward Change Equals Outward Power and Authority!

Inward Change Equals Outward Power and Authority
In the following passage, we see Jesus rebuking religious leaders who have added traditions to the Word of God. Yet, He looks beyond the outward observance of religious traditions and gets right to the heart of every human being.

Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
Here is what I have discovered in life: ‘If it is not in you, it won’t come out of you.”

Joh 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

My spiritual gauge for myself and those I work with is the words that we speak.
No matter how much of Christian someone pretends to be on Sunday, what are they saying and doing the rest of the week?

Are they cussing, discussing and gossiping?

Are they bitter and thinking evil thoughts, proud, or simply speaking foolishness?

All of these, according to this passage, reveal heart problems and require Holy Ghost heart surgery, and a trip to the cross, where these things die, and we discover the resurrection power of Jesus in that area of our life, empowering us to walk free of our wickedness.
I have noticed that a Christian Positionally has authority over every demon in hell, but practically only demonstrates that power, in the areas where we don’t yield to those demons. They cannot tempt us with a desire, if that desire no longer exists, it died when it met the cross of Jesus, and so, practically, we exercise dominion over darkness in the areas where we have victory.

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Notice that our power comes from Jesus, but if you walk with Him awhile, you quickly discover, that an obedient, spirit led life, becomes a powerful life, as His power flows through us:

and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Lu 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

God works within us, to purify our very desires in our soulical realm, then uses us to help others in the very areas where we once struggled.

Ro 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?

I want to be a pure and holy, vessel of honor, displaying His power and authority to set captives free, and deliver people controlled by demons.

How about you?

Let’s pray:
Father, I see where I still think and speak evil things sometimes. Destroy these things, with your power. Forgive me, Father, now give me the power to forever kill these evil desires. Wash me deep within from my evil desires, and purify my thoughts, emotions, desires, so that I can say like Jesus, satan has come, but found nothing in me! In your name, I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!

A Word for the United States

Prophetic Word for United States:

2 Kings 6:11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?
12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

Here we see military strategies that had been devised against the people of God, revealed by God, through his prophet Elisha.

Accuracy in revelation and timing, saved Israel time and time again, and when Syria finally decided to rid the earth of this troublesome prophet, the entire army was struck blind, taken on a rope tour that should have been to their deaths, yet were shown love, mercy, and kindness, and Scripture records:

2 Kings 6:23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

Great way to stop a war, with love and kindness!

Hear the Word of the Lord: ‘So I have released much greater prophetic anointing, revelation, and insight to my servants the prophets in the United States of America. As demons, working through wicked men, continue to attempt to destroy this nation, so I give insight into their plots, with great accuracy, preventing their destructions. Though many of these wicked leaders shall be destroyed, by the love and mercy exhibited through my servants, many of their followers shall come into my kingdom, and receive salvation. As you know, there are many angels accompanying the prophetic offices involved: do not fear their attacks, for I will deliver and promote you through them.’

Let’s pray: ‘Father, we recognize the office of the prophet in this land, and apostolic authority exercised here in this land. May each of us be alert, vigilant, and quick to respond to your directives; fully obedient to you Holy Spirit during this season of intense spiritual warfare against this nation. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

Earthly vs Heavenly Authority, a story!

Earthly vs Heavenly Authority, a story!

Behold the man!
John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
The One who suffered and died for you, calls you to look upon Him again today!
Behold, the man Christ Jesus, risen now from the dead, King of kings, and Lord of lords!
19: 14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
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On that day, Jesus stood before earthly authority, but in eternity, the day surely came, when Pilate died, and appeared before King Jesus in heaven to give an account of his life….

Reminds me of a missionary story, where I was trying to pioneer a church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. One of the ministries we did, was to run an alcohol/drug rehabilitation program, that involved visiting the two local prisons each week. During this prison outreach, I was introduced to a group, that had applied to the City of Ottawa, for an abandoned building, to be used as a carpentry shop. They had been awarded a contract to rebuild historic window and door frames from the government, and the contract employed 22 ex-convicts for a minimum of 2 years. I looked through their proposal, and it was well thought out. The cost to incarcerate a man at that time, was around $90,000.00 tax payer dollars, and so the roughly 2 million dollar per year saving to the Canadian taxpayer, whereby criminals became law abiding, taxpaying citizens, in my mind far offset the 2 million dollar value of the condemned building, slotted for demolition. This group had mobilized an army of volunteers to remodel this facility, and felt that with the donations of supplies and labor they had in writing, they could do the proposed $2.2 million dollar remodel required for occupancy, for $400,000.00.
Their proposal was categorically rejected by the city council, and these hard working men, who in my opinion were not asking for a hand out, but a hand up, had this door of opportunity slammed in their face.

Now, if they were schemers and scammers, I would have gently walked past their need, but after meeting with them, and much prayer, I felt that they had an honest chance to better themselves, and offer hope, to many ex-cons who wanted to serve Jesus, and leave their life of crime. They needed a spokesperson, and I can preach.

I can also be a warrior for the oppressed.
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So, I was invited to speak for them at the next City Council meeting, and I was given five minutes to speak.

Typical of my pastor’s schedule, I was running hard, and showed up at the council meeting five minutes before the session was scheduled to begin.

I had seen the proposal submitted to the city, but had not seen the 200 page response by the city government. I was feeling overwhelmed, as we signed into the council meeting. The court clerk asked me if I had any supporting documentation to submit to council, before I was called to speak, and I glanced in my folder and noticed a poster that we had made for our youth group, to place inside their lockers. It was a simple poster, printed on a picture of a highway that read:

Heaven or Hell?
Matt 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Which road are you on?
So, without thinking, I handed this poster to the court clerk, who quickly photocopied it, and handed it to the long row of city councilors.

While I awaited my turn to speak, one of the prison reform guys directed my attention to the final pages of the City document, the section entitled:

‘In Conclusion’
It read something like:” It is the opinion of this council that this request be denied, as it makes no contribution to the City Budget. It appears to be another charitable cause, similar to the snowsuit fund, or the food bank, that asked for a little space for a little while, some years ago, but that has been using City resources now for several years, unable to contribute financially.’

Thank God for the Holy Spirit!

So, it was time to speak, and my words went something like this:
‘Ladies and gentlemen of the council, I consider it an honour to speak to you today, regarding this proposal from this prison reform group. I have read their proposal, and it appears to me well thought out, and in the best interests of the citizens of Ottawa for several reasons:

Financially it is sound. Due to the high rate of recidivism back into the prison system, an ex-convict in this City, has difficulty finding legitimate employment, and often, statistically falls back into a life of crime, simply because that is all they know to do. In this program they are given a job, accountability, and training to be able to make a clean break with the prison system, which humanly speaking is wonderful.

It also seems that should the 22 men immediately employed in this program, from the prison system stay out of prison, the tax savings to the Canadian public alone, properly documented, should look good on ones political portfolio.

Yet, I am a man of God, and in front of you, you have the words of Jesus.

In this we find our individual responsibility to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and visit the prisoner. Surely, each of us are individually responsible to these verses, but it would appear to me, that the blessing of God would fall not just on individuals, but to any organization or government structure that did so also.

In your concluding notes, you mention the food bank, and the snowsuit fund as two entities that do not contribute to the city’s budget, and now this, a program to help prisoners find a better life. Sure looks like feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and visit the prisoner to me.
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The question then to me appears clear: Council, what are you going to do with this proposal: Obey God, and see this city get blessed, or will you be like Pilate, and wash your hands, and crucify my Lord all over again?”

I sat down, but,the mayor jumped up, red in the face, and said: ’I demand a vote!’

They voted it down, and opposed it.

Another councilor said; “I appeal this vote, as we do not have a full quorum!’

Got pretty hot in that room for a minute!

We were asked to leave, and it looked like we lost.

Yet, the lady councilor came out of chambers and told us: ‘All is not lost, I have demanded a re-vote, when council resits next week. We have 4 councillors out, and it could swing the vote.’

Sure enough, the following week, it was re-motioned and voted upon,and got approved.

That group went on to make a public eyesore, a prison reform project, and I hope they did well.

The mayor on the re-vote, resigned from office!

I prayed for him, and had the opportunity to bless him publicly at a later date, at another government function, but that is another story.

Here is the moral of the story for all you theologians out there, wondering about the roles and responsibilities of the various authority structures defined Biblically according to the ascension gifts of our Lord Jesus Christ: (apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists and teachers), versus earthly governments (Rom 13:1-5, 1Tim 2:1-5)
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As ministers, we are to obey the laws of the land, and to be good citizens. Yet, there is a higher law than any human law, and that is the Word of God. I believe that even as earthly governments have the authority to correct a minister that is breaking a clear violation of God’s law and man’s (policeman giving a speeding ticket etc) even so a five-fold ministry gift has the authority of God, to correct any government institution violating the written word of God.

The wisdom of the ages is always: When do we say, vs when do we just pray?
Lets pray
Right now, let’s pray:
‘Father, we love you, and thank you for your goodness, love, grace and truth. May my life align with Your word, described in 1 Tim 3:1-7. When earthly authority is in error, show me when to pray, and when to say what needs to be corrected, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

FIRST Words…Life or Death!

First Word!
We had a great time sharing with Mike Schmidt and Dove Schmidt yesterday at Crossroads ranch, and we shared testimonies of Gods provision, protection, and miraculous interventions in our lives.
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Karen made the statement that is literally life or death for a believer –

“When an accident occurs or something horrible comes, it is the FIRST Words out of your mouth that determine the outcome of the trial’

When a car wreck comes, we yell ‘Jesus’ and discover we come out of an impossible situation, unscathed.

A thug pulls a gun on you to rob you, and you proclaim ‘the blood of Jesus’ and slap him, and he ends up on the ground by the power of God.

A tree limb falls on you from 70′ up, and dislocates your skull, but before losing consciousness, you SAY: ‘Jesus, I’m healed’, and within a couple days, your head is fine.

You get bit by a recluse spider in the forehead, and through the searing burning pain, you cry: ‘Jesus, I’m healed‘, and you lose no tissue, and do not die, because the FIRST Words out of your mouth are words of faith and authority, calling on our covenant, forcing God to honor His Word and to deliver you.

We have lived these things for several decades now, and these are real life stories, and if we had time and space, we could share hundreds more.

We must keep out hearts full of the Word of God, so that out of the overflow, come our words-not merely empty, memorized stale bread from yesteryear’s, but words gestated, grown, day by day, year by year, alive with intimacy with Holy Spirit from the fire of our own personal alter established each morning before His throne – that produce signs, wonders, miracles, and acts of His power in our life that make headlines in heaven- and we create a testimony to the glory of Jesus that others can follow.

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FIRST Words – each day and each trial, become precedent setting events in our lives – that establish our course – a victorious journey with Jesus.

This morning, we must be refilled with precious Holy Spirit, stirring up the gift of God within us, and we must eat fresh of the Word of God, the bread of life, feeding our hearts with what only heaven can bring. Words of life, birthed in prayer, that establish our world, and prepare us for anything this life might attempt to throw at us.

NOW faith is, and His name is I AM – our ever present help in time of trouble.

Today, is the day of salvation, Today is the day to believe, Today is the day to live for Jesus, NOW!
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Let’s Pray:

‘Father, I come to you again, looking to heaven again, Today. Fill me afresh with Your Word and precious Holy Spirit as I stir myself up in the gift you have given me. May there be fresh passion, life, fire, enthusiasm, and Your love shed abroad in our hearts that ignites our faith and causes it it to work today. I ask this Dad, knowing I am heard and answered, for I ask in Your mighty and matchless name Lord Jesus. Amen.’

Heal our Land! – Natives Know How!

Heal our land!

Isa 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed

Recently I read:
Hosea 4:1 ¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land., 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

We see in these verses, the controversy, God, our Creator, the Great One, has with the people of the land.

These verses clearly show, that when people of a region or nation sin, that the land itself is defiled, that the earth, the creation, feels the weight of this sin, and that wildlife dies.
As I have walked with First Nations leaders over the past several decades, I have discovered a thing that until recently, I never heard put into words. I have been graciously invited, by Dr. Negiel Bigpond to participate in the monthly conference calls with the Native American Circle of Prayer. Each month, Dr. Negiel has a chief or spiritual leader share their hearts, on what God is showing them.

One month, we had the privilege of hearing chief Anne Richardson the Chief of the Rappahannock Tribe. She made a statement, that I hope I can correctly encapsulate here:

‘Our people have always been close to the land. It seems that we have and innate ability to see, to feel, to sense spiritually what is going on in the earth, and we often see, sense, and intuitively know things by the Holy Spirit, that are not readily apparent to peoples of other cultures.’

Her words are born out in Scripture:
Ro 8: 19 (AMP)For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
20 For the creation (nature) was subjected to [i]frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope
21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
22 We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.

There is a groaning in the earth from the weight of sin, and we the church, from every tongue, tribe and nation, are what the earth is longing for, to heal it.
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In First Nations tradition, there is a very famous prophecy, known as the Seven Generation prophecy, or the chief Crazy Horse prophecy. (…/crazy-horse-n…)
For the record, I quote it here:
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Crazy Horse had a vision he shared with sitting bull during a pipe ceremony just days before he was murdered. He said, “Upon suffering beyond suffering, the red nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for the sick world. A world filed with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of seven generations, when all the colors of mankind will gather under the sacred tree of life and the whole earth will become one circle again. In that day, those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things, and the young white ones will come, to those of my people to ask for wisdom. I salute the light within their eyes where the whole universe dwells, for when you are at the center within you and I am at the at place within me, we are as one.” – Crazy Horse from James Medicine Tree

I believe he accurately heard God, that the tree of life, is the cross of Jesus Christ. For a full teaching on this, read Rick Joyner (…/there-were-two-trees…).

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There is another prophecy, passed down through the generations, by the Cree people:

“When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”
― Cree Prophecy

In 1968, in Oklahoma City, I have been told that Billy Graham, spoke the following words:
‘The great move of the Holy Spirit that we all seek in the United States, will not come until First Nations leaders are correctly respected, honored, and embraced into the kingdom of God, in their particular places.’

This is in keeping with the very famous verse we all preach as we seek revival:
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.

Seems that because of sin, the land itself needs to be healed.

I am also finding, that what we don’t know, we don’t know.

We know to ask God’s forgiveness for sin, that the cross is the only solution for evil, and that the gospel is the power of God, unto salvation.

What we don’t know, is that when we alienate, one part of the Body of Christ, we all hurt.
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1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

Read 1 Cor 12, we all need each other, and we all need to be in our place.

Re 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Clearly this includes Indian tribes, in their language, representing their nations.

Indian tribes must come to the throne of God, in their tongue, from their tribe, from their nation, in order for this verse to be fulfilled, and it will.

I believe that as they come, they will bring their gifts with them, and both the white man and Indian prophecies will be fulfilled.
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Lu 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

Re 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

There are ‘spiritual keys’ of knowledge, that will unlock blessings from heaven, and I believe we need what First Nations peoples bring to the table. They have a Holy Spirit inspired voice, that will come from the wind, the sky, the flight of the eagle in the air, and IT WILL LINE UP WITH THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD!

It will be outside of our traditions, our cultural interpretations of the Scripture, but it will be a spirit of truth, and it will be borne out in the written Word of God.

Here are some more verses on the need for the land to be healed:

Ps 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Joe 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

Is 24: 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

Sounds like abortion, genocide, and atrocities, and sin, literally defile the land.

Yet, we are the sons and daughters of God for which all creation awaits!
Walking in faith, authority, anointing, humility, wisdom, and filled with the Holy Spirit now, we exercise redemptive rights, and release authority, through repentance and forgiveness.

Jesus gives an interesting commission here to disciples:
John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

My friend, mentor and adopted dad, Hank Hallas has a wonderful revelation of who we are in Christ, and as he goes to India, conducts a ceremony on lands owned by churches or church members. It goes like this:

He walks to each corner of the land, and prays: ‘Father, I ask that you would forgive every sin ever committed upon this land, all the way back to the time of Adam, and I declare they are forgiven, in Jesus name! I plead and apply the blood of Jesus here, and call this land into the kingdom of God, redeemed. I pronounce the blessing of Almighty God upon this land and owners home, and break any demonic activity present here, enforcing your kingdom Father, in righteousness (love), peace and joy, in you, mighty Holy Spirit.’
At each corner of the land he takes bread, juice (communion elements), and oil (symbolic of the Holy Spirit), and buries them at each corner, as a prophetic act that this property is blessed.

Remarkable testimonies have occurred. Households healed. Diseases stopped. Allergies end. Crops and animals supernaturally produce abundant harvests. Financial prosperity released. Nightmares stop, and people receiving restful sleep, peaceful dreams, and visions of Jesus and His kingdom. Areas where Hindus and Muslims been burning churches, buildings and properties supernaturally protected in the midst of violence and mayhem, supernaturally, by the power of God!

Bill Winston ministered here at Victory on something similar. Reportedly, a senior in his congregation was troubled by a group of drug dealers and gangsters that sold drugs on the sidewalk in front of her house. She sought the Lord, and her pastor (Bill), for what to do. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he felt impressed to tell her, to get a bottle of oil, and pour it out, a line down the middle of her street. She did, and pled the blood of Jesus over her property and street. Next morning, as usual, the gangsters and drug dealers showed up again, and immediately entered into a heated argument. They dispersed, and have never again returned to this woman’s house!

We lived in North Tulsa for eight years. I did this on our property, and we never had a break in, nor has there ever been violence or a problem at my home, though we lived in what is considered to be a rough neighborhood. You can have peace in your home, too!
Lets pray
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I ask that you would forgive every sin that has ever been committed on my property, all that way back to the time of Adam. I plead and apply the blood of Jesus here, and I bless this property, and call it redeemed back into the kingdom of God, now, in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. I declare the kingdom of God in force and in place here, in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name! Father, open my eyes to see other people in your kingdom that may not walk with You exactly the same as I do. May I hear Your voice in them, and receive them in their culture, language, and worship, seeking Your always for truth, at all costs. Please Father, open my heart to receive keys of knowledge from You, and them, that together, we might heal our lands. Amen’

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Quark it! Speak the Word!

Everything stays together, only because of His Word!
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Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

In physics, scientists have discovered tiny particles we call molecules. These are the building blocks from which all matter is built. Yet, with the discovery of powerful electron microscopes, we find that molecules are comprised of even smaller particles we call protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons and neutrons form the nucleus of the atom, with negatively charged electrons circulating around the nucleus. The age old question has been: ‘What holds the nucleus of the atom together?’

You see, ‘like’ electric charges, repel each other, strongly, as any student quickly discovers, by trying to put two magnets together with the ‘like’ poles together.

Can’t do it, because like electric charges repel each other.

Well, since this is the case, what holds the protons together in the center of a molecule?
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Well, as scientists have dug deeper, they have discovered another component of a molecule, called a ‘quark’.

In Mark Hankins wonderful book, ‘The Spirit of Faith’, he quotes a 1994 Time magazine article entitled: ‘What’s hiding in the quarks?’. Seems that quarks, are comprised of ‘highly compressed sound waves!’.

Science bears out, what the Word of God already told us, ‘upholding all things by the word of his power,’.

God’s spoken word, literally holds together all matter in the universe!

Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Ps 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

God spoke, and from the realm of matter, called Spirit, He literally created all life, and matter that we now see and know, and everything we see, all matter, is literally held together by the strength of His spoken Word!
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Where it gets exciting, is when His Word, imparted to you and I by the Holy Spirit, gets spoken through us, by the Holy Spirit!

The same creative power that caused the universe to be, flows through you and me.

Ge 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Ge 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
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Now, we need to be saying, and taking careful control of our thoughts and words, so that we can speak in to our worlds, frame them with the Word of God, and cause mountains to move.

Mark 11:22-25 (AMP)
22 And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and [a]let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop.

The words for ‘say’ used here are the greek words ‘lego’ and ‘epo’, which means ‘to order, or systematic discourse’, and ‘spoken command’.

I explained it to my children this way:

By this we see, that by speaking the Word of God, in authority and faith, you can order, and literally create your world!
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The same power that holds the universe together, will manifest, when you, led of the Holy Spirit, speak the Word of God into your world!

So, if you have a problem in your life, it is my hope it is big enough to be called a mountain, cause if it is: Quark it!

Let’s Pray
‘Father God, I come to you now, asking for your power and presence today in my life, upon these very words that I speak into the earth today. In the name and authority, of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command every trap, snare and obstacle of the devil and all the machinations of wicked men, MOVE! I command, all poverty, debt, lack, sickness, fear, confusion, and every hindering or soulical prayer or curse, MOVE! I ask you for, and believe I receive, health, wealth, abundance, strength, favor, grace, wisdom, direction, and the hearing of Your voice today, in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen!’

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There are Things Kings Should Not Say…

Do We as Believers, have the authority to forgive sins?

Do We as Believers, have the authority to forgive sins?


Mar 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

Mark 2: 10 But that you may know positively and beyond a doubt that the Son of Man has right and authority and power on earth to forgive sins—He said to the paralyzed man,
Jesus, God the Son, has the power to forgive sins.

The question is, do we?
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Let’s look at His commissioning of the disciples, where they were granted a dispensation of the Holy Spirit, to become apostles (sent ones)

Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Joh 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Joh 20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Here, we see, disciples, commissioned by Jesus, no become apostles, and granted the authority to forgive sins!

Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Joh 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.


Now, instead of Jesus being in only one place at one time, we have ‘little Jesus’, that is redeemed sons and daughters of God, all over the earth, commissioned with Holy Spirit power, authority, and it appears, the ability to forgive sins!

1Co_15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co_15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

In Adam, all are accorded to be under sin, with no authority. In Christ, made to sit together with Him in heavenly places, we have all authority in heaven in earth, subject only to Him.

The question is, in any given situation, are we to render discipline, correction, instruction, or forgiveness?

Therein is wisdom:

1Co_4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

We see quickly, that we are not loose cannons, running around performing our own wills, rather, humble servants, listening intently, daily, to the instructions of the Holy Spirit.

Joh 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

We may be sons and daughters, kings, priests, and Lords unto Him, but He is our Father, and Jesus will ever be our high priest, King of all Kings, and Lord of all Lords!

Jesus only did the will of our heavenly Father, and so should we, we are ambassadors of heaven, that represent heaven’s interests. If there is judgment to be rendered, as we see what our Father is doing, then, and then alone may we execute His judgment…

As we seek to lead people, by the Holy Spirit, we need His wisdom, as to how to do this.

Heard a teaching some years ago, that still sticks with me:
Act 2:17 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:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Act 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Act 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
In this familiar charismatic verse, we see three levels of spiritual maturity discussed: 1. Sons and daughters 2. Old men (and by implication older women) 3.Servants (doulous).

Seems there are different levels of spiritual or prophetic authority here. Sons and daughters prophesy and see visions. It is assumed that older folks prophesy, and dream dreams. Yet, notice what happens when these servants prophesy: Wonders occur in the heavens, and signs in the earth, blood, fire, vapour of smoke.

Could it be the same with with forgiveness? As a disciple, and leader grows in their gift and calling, God grants more authority, to lead people, as they grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Gal 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

Though, Positionally, we are designed to walk in all authority and dominion, yet God in His wisdom and love for us, and the people we are called to lead, serve, and influence, grants us authority, as we grow in Him, and are able to handle it.

This is my position. That we are continually growing in our gifts and callings, and that as we grow, there will be more actual authority manifest in our lives to see His kingdom come, and His will to be done.

We see this in Daniel chapter 9, where Daniel enters into vicarious, identificational intercession for the nation, and God hears!

Daniel 9:

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

Daniel takes upon himself, the sin of his nation, proclaiming WE HAVE SINNED!

19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;

Last year, the Lord gave me a Word for the United States of America, that I have had time to meditate upon, and process. It was given during an all night prayer meeting, before the second term of President Obama, and this is what He said:

‘The US recognizes three branches of government, but from my perspective, there are only two: that is the political system (Rom 13:1-5, and 1 Tim 2:1-5), and my church (Five -fold ministry). The political system of this nation, has, in a large measure, failed me, so I am transferring greater governmental authority to my church. Seasoned five-fold ministry gifts shall be called to my feet, and there I will speak to them my decrees, plans, and purposes for this nation. They will come out of this secret place, and will decree these things both privately in prayer, and publically from pulpits, and I will restore this nation with great signs, wonders, and miracles as I perform my Word on their behalf.’

Well, as we see the huge national debt, the legalization of abortion, same-sex marriage, the rise of Islam in America, and the treacherous political decisions both along the Mexican border, and against Israel, we must agree with the first portion of this word, that the political system is currently making decisions, that are clearly contrary to the written Word of God. These systems and decisions are doomed to failure, for God Himself opposes them, and there is a very anointed, alive, vibrant church in the land, with many seasoned ministry gifts, well able to declare the decrees of God over the United States. This is where we need to place our focus.

What are Christian leaders saying, and more importantly, what is Jesus saying to us, personally? It may well be that you are one of those, like me, called to His feet for this hour, for cleansing, purging, repositioning, instruction, correction, and ultimately fresh anointing, power, and authority. God has no plan B, He will work through the church, the question is: ‘Which church? Or rather, through which leaders?’

I have come to the kingdom for such a time as this. I have heard and obeyed, and come aside to seek His face for battle strategies from heaven, and they are being given….

How about you?

Let’s pray:
“Father God, help me to truly seek you first, and your kingdom. Use my life to write on the tablets of time, your eternal record. Breath upon me, your secrets, your strategies, your decrees, that I might be used of you, to change this generation, in your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen’

Forgive! There is incredible power in it!

Got Authority?

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John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Love these verses! May they jump off the pages and become Rhema, alive, to you!

Hear Jesus, speaking as He always does, like in Isaiah 6, ‘Whom Shall I send?’ saying to you: Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Now, in the Holy Spirit, led of the Holy Spirit, I give you authority, as my regent, my ambassador, to forgive sins! Act as I would act, do as I would do! Speak truth, work miracles, show mercy, forgive!

As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world

This verse has changed my life, and I have seen many, many miracles, as I have proclaimed to people, to territories, under the anointing of the Spirit: Jesus forgives you, so I forgive you! I release the power of His forgiveness and redemption into your life, or the life of this region.

As I have done this, God has performed tremendous acts of power for His glory!

Now, you go and do likewise!

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I receive the Holy Spirit today. Fresh breath of God, wind of Heaven, breath upon me, renew, empower, equip, flow through me, afresh and anew today. Father, lead me to those people and places that need your forgiveness today, and may they receive it, through the power and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, operating through me. Amen!