AMBASSADORS!

Ambassadors!

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2 Cor 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
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am•bas•sa•dor ( m-b s -d r, -dôr )
n.
1. A diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative in residence by one government or sovereign to another, usually for a specific length of time.
2. A diplomatic official heading his or her country’s permanent mission to certain international organizations, such as the United Nations.
3. An authorized messenger or representative.
4. An unofficial representative: ambassadors of goodwill.

We are ambassadors for Christ, diplomatic officials of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representatives in residence by one government or sovereign to another, and our term is for life. Wherever He sends us, for however long a time period, we are citizens of heaven, sent to represent the government of heaven, the kingdom rule and reign of God, into this generation, by Jesus Christ, king of Kings, and Lord of Lords, Himself.
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Our job description is clearly defined in the book, we are to speak His Words, implement his operational procedures, and conduct ourselves as royal dignitaries of love, into whatever culture He sends us. We represent HEAVEN! The government of God. We are not to do our own agenda, nor speak our own words, but as sent ones, we speak the Word of God, declaring His decrees, and He backs up His Word with His power and authority.
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High honor and privilege! Holiness of heart and life required, for we represent the great King of all the universe!
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Our job, is to reconcile people to God, loving them to life, gently living, and teaching them them the whole counsel of God, until they grow in grace to the point, where they see that the love, understanding, training, equipping, and vision they have received, is the answer to this world, and they, begin to Go, and love and instruct people in the name of Jesus.
Paul considered himself Christ’s ambassador. What is an ambassador? He is an authorized representative of a sovereign. He speaks not in his own name but on behalf of the ruler whose deputy he is, and his whole duty and responsibility is to interpret that ruler’s mind faithfully to those to whom he is sent.

Paul used this “ambassador” image twice — both in connection with his evangelistic work. Pray for me, he wrote from prison, “that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak” (Eph. 6:18-20). He wrote also that God “gave us the ministry of reconciliation…So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).
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Paul called himself an ambassador because he knew that when he proclaimed the gospel facts and promises and urged sinners to receive the reconciliation effected at Calvary, he was declaring Christ’s message to the world. The figure of ambassadorship highlights the authority Paul had, as representing his Lord, as long as he remained faithful to the terms of his commission and said neither less nor more than he had been given to say.
James Packer, Your Father Loves You, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986.

Let’s pray:

“Father, thank you for loving me, and showing me Your plan for my life. Now, I take my place in your gift and calling, determined to Go where you ask me to go, and stay where you ask me to stay. Show me how to unlock Your gifts, potential and destiny in others, as I walk in your authority, grace, and recognition, that you are indeed king of the universe, making me a servent of the most high God….”

Thoughts on Effective Prophetic Intercession for nations

Thoughts on Effective Prophetic Intercession for nations
As I attended the ceremony and prayer meeting at ORU in Tulsa in 2013, as we prayed for the United States that day, I feel the Lord gave me some thoughts on how to effectively turn this, (or any other nation), in prayer.

1. Identify the problems. They are always rooted in sin. Ask God for the specific sins that needed to be forgiven.

2. Stand in the gap in vicarious intercession for these sins, asking God to forgive these, and pleading and applying the blood of Jesus on behalf of the the sin committed.

Ezekial 22: 29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 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.

Number 16: 46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Notice Daniel prayed for mercy for the whole nation of Israel.

Daniel 9: 1 ¶ In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
4 ¶ 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;
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

3. Take authority over the demons, and wicked businesses, administrations, and costructs that have been raised up through these sins, and command them to move. By faith, destroy them.

Jer 1: 9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Luke 10:19 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Rom 8: 19 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.
23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).

4. After we have destroyed, by faith demonic strongholds, and the works of wicked men, we can then ask Father God, for what should be there. Plant righteous works of redemptive love, in their place.

 Ps 74:20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Jer 1:Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Matt 18: 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
The Lord was showing me today, during national day of prayer, how many of these types of prayers were being prayed, but that we ask him to plant (do something) in an area, where darkness has not yet been repented of, and demons routed, our prayers are not effectual in producing the desired results. He wants us to understand, so that we can honestly turn our nation around, and back to righteousness.

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, show us how to pray. Open our eyes to the sin of our nation, as we come before you, standing in the gap for our country. Have mercy Father, as we plead the blood of Jesus over our sins, blot them out we pray. Forgive us!
Now, by faith, we apply that very blood to the evil sacrifices sin generated, and take our place, in your authority, made to sit together with Christ in heavenly places. We command every demon spirit, businss, administration, organization and construct, to MOVE, and leave our land, NOW, in Jesus name.

Father, by faith, we establish, and call forth, and loose your kingdom here in America, in righteousness, peace and joy, in the Holy Spirit, Amen

Leadership Process – Servant Kingship!

Leadership Process – Servant Kingship!
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1 Cor 4 : 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

How life changes as we grow up. We first come to Jesus, and the whole world lights up. The sun seems brighter, the flowers more beautiful, the sky clear, and we simply want to love the whole world. Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. He loves me, He loves me, He loves me!
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May this love ever burn in our hearts! May this love compel us to action!

Yet, quickly, we also discover, there is great evil in the world. Fallen men, empowered by their sin nature, and devils do abominable things! Babies killed, abused, wars, carnage, greedy people raping others, the land, for their own selfish carnal desires to be met.

Then, someone teaches us that we have authority over the devil! That we have something to say in this world! We can exercise God’s authority in the earth, because we have read:
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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Re 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Indeed, we are kings before Him! Priests of the most High God! Offering acceptable sacrifices of prayer, praise, worship, and service, through Jesus shed blood!

1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
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We have been given authority over the works of darkness, positionally, and we begin to walk it out!

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

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

We are those who hear His voice, and we get filled with the Holy Spirit, and experience His power in our lives. Signs and wonders start to happen, daily in our life!

Mark 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 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.
We pray, and heaven opens, and we see visions, experience living revelation from a very living God.
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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:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Yet, after some years, God decides on a specific calling for our lives, something for us to do individually…He speaks to us, and sends us….

The word apostle, simply means: ‘sent one’.

Now, I can send my children to the refrigerator for milk, making them the apostle of milk!
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In our reading today, this is not what Paul is talking about here. There is five fold ministry in the earth, set in place by the hand of God, to govern His church.

1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
1Co 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
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Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

These offices are the government of God in the earth, with the authority, power, and grace from God, to accomplish what He needs established.

Rather than divert from the clear direction Holy Spirit is leading me today, please read: http://www.amazon.com/He-Gave-Gift…/…/0892765178/ref=sr_1_1…

Today, I am led to share about the journey from revelational position and spiritual authority, to practical authority, responsibility, and seasoned leadership, in authentic five fold ministry gifts operating in the earth, now.

Paul discovered himself, initially, in his early years of ministry, to be great in the kingdom, called of God, with both spiritual and earthly authority. He was a king, priest and lord, subject only to the King of all Kings,High Priest we confess, and the Lord of all Lords!

2Co 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

What caused the apostle Paul, to call himself the ‘very chiefest of apostles’?
He had a revelation from heaven, and it was incredibly great!

Yet, the character of the Master, must become the character of the servant.
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By the end of his life, we read, the same apostle Paul:
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

The journey of life, from chief apostle, to chief of all sinners….

From king, priest and power, to
1 Cor 4: 9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

Did his identity change? Did God demote him?

Ro 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Nope, promoted him actually, so much so that he wrote over half of the New Testament.
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God did not change, but Paul did!

Consider carefully these words of Jesus:
Luke 22: 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

What I want you to see, is this. Your eternal rank, privilege, and reward, are given to you by God Himself, AS A SERVANT!
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Ro 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

I have discovered this as a missionary, first back to Canada my home country, and now to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the United States of America, and the nations, that my heavenly office, authority, and position are secure.

Yet in the natural order of life, my day to day walk, I have become a spectacle unto the world, a laughing stock from my family, colleagues from college, former business leadership friends, where I am at best, misunderstood.

Even angels, that minister to me, my family, and the nations through me, are probably amazed at what I put up with, and undergo, to obey God, intimately, personally, daily, as even my fellow brothers and sisters at my church, probably question my sanity (Gotta admit, I question it some days too!), as again, and again, Jesus speaks, leads, and moves me far outside my comfort zone, as my deeper insecurities, need for control, position, and pride are stripped away, that the love of the kingdom of God, through pure motives might shine through me.

If you are called to lead, He is doing the same thing in you, too.

The great violinist, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvelous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only slightly, but set aside, it begins to decay. Paganini’s lovely violin has today become worm-eaten and useless except as a relic. A Christian’s unwillingness to serve may soon destroy his capacity for usefulness.
J.K. Laney, Marching Orders, p. 34.

Not sure who this is for, but the very call of God upon you to greatness, has actually produced the deeper workings of the cross in your life, as you seek to obey Him intimately.

Dreams and visions that did not come to pass in your timing, produce a quiet peace, trust, and revelation of His Lordship, that He will make everything beautiful in His time. He has eternity on His mind, and a people on the other side of your obedience.

Obedience is the Word of the day, for if you are truly called of God, there is no other way, to get from here, to where you know you need to be, otherwise.
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1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Have a Happy Death!
Ga 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

Let’s pray:
‘”Father, I embrace the cross. I receive your process, and provision for the process, as I quietly hear, and obey, your voice, today. Jesus, you are my good Shepherd, may I clearly hear your voice, and fully obey you, today, Amen’

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Praying for Weather Systems

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A Word from HAPN regarding weather systems:

As we go through Passover, we are receiving strategies for war. Destructive weather is one of the areas during this time of the year that we are always aware of and war over. Then, as we prepare for the days of counting the Omer, one of the important steps is to develop your decrees from your mouth for your blessings ahead.

Apostle Sandy Newman from Kansas shared the decree below with us last year about the weather and atmospheric conditions over our regions. So, on purpose, we form and utter speech to the atmospheres in our regions, states and nations.

Decreeing with you,
Yolanda

Dr. Yolanda McCune
HAPN Kingdom Culture Coordinator

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Almighty God:

I offer repentance for the iniquities that have defiled the land and the atmosphere.

I repent for not stewarding the earth nor taking responsibility for the boundary You have placed me in.

I repent for not taking my place as a watchman over weather.

I speak with authority and power to the weather patterns over my sphere of influence (region, state or nation):
I say you must come into alignment with God’s original design for weather.
I speak to the jet stream and fronts that bring change and say “come into alignment.”
I take authority over weather manipulation and control by the occult and dismantle their assignments.
I render ineffective the destructive forces of nature that are operating unchecked.
I decree that weather patterns will submit to God’s order, sequence and seasons.
I say rain comes in the timing of God, breaks the drought and brings harvest and joy.

I call my spirit to attention to bless everything God has made.
I bless the atmospheric movements in the heavens, which reflect God, who created them.
I bless the weather over my (region, state or nation) and call it to fulfill its purpose of watering, refreshing and nurturing the earth.
I bless God who created the weather systems and called them good.

https://chrisaomministries.com/2014/07/03/redeeming-the-land/
https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/god-men-in-the-earth/

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His Pleasure is to Give us the Kingdom!

He gave us the Kingdom, now take your place in authority in it!

Luke 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
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Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Since the kingdom of God is defined as ‘God sovereign rule and reign”, God giving us the kingdom is exciting news.

Why you might ask?

Well, when we make Jesus our Lord, He becomes our Shepherd through life, and when we fully submit to His authority, we discover that we get to exercise His authority over demons, and creation, through His Word and Spirit.

Lu 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
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Luke 10:17 ¶ And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

As we walk with Holy Spirit, we discover that we have authority over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY!

I have heard teaching that there are certain demonic strongholds in the earth, that only Jesus Himself can touch, but here He says, He gives His disciples power (authority), over ALL the power or authority of the enemy!

That is you and me, determined to walk with Him.

Let’s pray:
‘Father, I thank you for your authority in my life. I submit to you Lord Jesus, and I rise in you, seated with you in heavenly places. I take my place, and I command every evil force arrayed against me, my family, and my church, to leave, now! In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen’

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The lips of the Righteous feed many!

Use your mouth and Words on purpose!

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There is a verse in Proverbs that reads:
Pr 10: 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

As most of you know I owned and operated a carpentry company for many years, and as the company grew, I realized my time was far better spent estimating and bidding work, collecting checks, managing projects, ordering materials, and fixing or getting tools on the right job, on time. (If you do Facebook, and want to see some cool pics of some of the projects we built, check out: https://www.facebook.com/Grace-Interior-Trim-LLC-244907400682/?fref=ts

One day at work, as I was blazing along on my cell phone, doing sales calls, setting appointments, ordering materials, and moving at incredible speed,  a bitter carpenter said to me: ‘Must be nice, you don’t even work any more, all you do is talk on that damn phone all day!”

Even though I was writing that man’s paycheck, I took a deep breath, and asked the Lord, what He thought about the man’s comment, because there is some truth, in what the man said: Construction is not for the faint hearted, you gotta bust a move to make stuff happen, because you only get paid, for what you get built, and you are constantly working yourself out of a job. The Scripture is plain: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat

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When he said, ‘all you do is talk on the damn phone all day’ I was reminded of the verse:

Pr 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Another version reads: Proverbs 14:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 In all labor there is profit, but idle talk leads only to poverty.

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Asked the Lord, if I was wasting time on the phone, when bold and loud Holy Spirit spoke to me: Pr 10: 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Lips of the righteous

I wasn’t using my phone for idle chit chat, but it was a weapon of war in my hand, as a seasoned leader.

Besides, I was serving Jesus, and had a covenant with God, and when I did a moral inventory of my work week vs this man’s I realized I worked far more hours, with far more stress and responsibility than that man could presently understand.

How much more, as a minister of the gospel! We have authority, anointing, and the very living word of God upon our lips, opening the door to heaven or hell in a person’s life as we preach God’s Word!

I take this responsibility extremely seriously!

God is not joking when we read: Pr 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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Pr 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I love the power of words! https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/let-your-spirit-free/

My words, spoken in authority in prayer over your life, mine, and my families, are destroying devilish plots against us, and producing acts of blessing, healing, miracles, revelation, wisdom, joy, peace, provision and prosperity in us, and our families!

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Though I now serve in full time ministry, and part-time construction, through prayer and the release of my confession of faith each day, My lips, still feed many.

So should yours!

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, set a watch on my lips, and grant me utterance in the Holy Spirit today, as we speak words of faith, power, deliverance, and blessing into the earth, enforcing your love, power, kingdom, truth, will and way in this generation, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!”

You Are gods?

 


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God the Son, explaining the authority of man

John 10:33  The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

36  Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

 

Jesus, God the Son, came to restore humanity (man) back to our original state with God. The Religious leaders of the day, like many today, could not understand man’s original state, and delegated authority in the earth.

Jesus was explaining to these leaders, from the Word of God, this eternal truth, and it was too great for them. They could not understand, nor were willing to be taught, so their solution was to crucify Jesus. Don’t like the message, kill the messenger. People have not changed much over the years, that which they do not understand, they must destroy.

Let’s look at what Jesus was saying here, He was trying to show the religious leaders the glorious purpose they were created for, the eternal rank, authority, dominion Adam had fallen from, that He was about to restore, when He died upon the cross, and rose from the dead.

The religious leaders said that He was a heretic, blasphemous, in that He claimed to be God. Jesus, always trying to reconcile and instruct fallen man, tried to instruct them in an eternal truth, but it was too much for them, and it is often too much for religious leaders today.

John 10:34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

So, since Jesus referred to the Scripture, let’s look up this verse He quoted, and see what we get out of it.

Ps 82:1  «A Psalm of Asaph.» God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. (0430 אלהים ‘elohiym el-o-heem’)

2  How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

3  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5  They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 ¶  I have said, Ye are gods; (0430 אלהים ‘elohiym el-o-heem’) and all of you are children of the most High.

7  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

 

Ok, before any of us, think we are all that and a bag of chips , notice here that we will all die like men   When Christian Herter was   governor of Massachusetts, he was running hard for a second term in office. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes (and no lunch) he arrived at a church barbecue. It was late afternoon and Herter was famished. As Herter moved down the serving line, he held out his plate to the woman serving chicken. She put a piece on his plate and turned to the next person in line.

“Excuse me,” Governor Herter said, “do you mind if I have another piece of chicken?”

“Sorry,” the woman told him. “I’m supposed to give one piece of chicken to each person.”

“But I’m starved,” the governor said.

“Sorry,” the woman said again. “Only one to a customer.”

Governor Herter was a modest and unassuming man, but he decided that this time he would throw a little weight around.

“Do you know who I am?” he said. “I am the governor of this state.”

“Do you know who I am?” the woman said. “I’m the lady in charge of the chicken. Move along, mister.”

Bits & Pieces, May 28, 1992, pp. 5-6.

 

Ps 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Everything hinges on the definition of this Hebrew word, elohim.

It means, point blank, God. Strongs number 0430.

Ge 1:1  In the beginning God <0430> created the heaven and the earth.

Ge 1:26  And God <0430> said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Ge 1:27  So God <0430> created man in his own image, in the image of God <0430> created he him; male and female created he them.

Ge 1:28  And God <0430> blessed them, and God <0430> said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Ge 1:29  And God <0430> said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Ge 2:7  And the LORD God <0430> formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

When I do a word search on the Hebrew word Elohim, I discover God calls Himself this in Scripture, 2249 times!

So what is Jesus saying here that enraged the Pharisees so much?

 

He is saying that redeemed man, acts as God in the earth! Selah

 

Let’s look at this a bit more:

 

Ps 8:1

¶  «To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.» O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2  Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 ¶  When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,(0430) and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Notice how the KJV tranlators choked on this verse! The word they translated angels here is the word Elohiym!

Strongs 0430 אלהים ‘elohiym el-o-heem’

plural of 0433; n m p; {See TWOT on 93 @@ “93c”}

AV-God 2346, god  

You must understand original creation, the fall of mankind, and redemption, in order to understand this verse.

Let’s look at God’s original plan for mankind, humanity:

Gen 1:26 ¶  And God (0430)said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27  So God (0430) created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Ge 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Here we see the creation of humanity, and we can see God’s creative order:

6  Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

In order to understand God’s plan for man, we have to look back to the book of beginnings (Genesis) in the Bible.  We see that in God’s original plan, he created all of the universe, stars, planets and things, then created the earth. He created the land and sea, and all of the living creatures that live here. The fish and the birds and the beasts, and the flowers and the trees. We were given dominion over the the earth. Not individually, but as a race.

We were given stewardship over the animals, and commanded by God to rule over them with the law of kindness. That’s why cruelty to animals is so wrong, they generally know their place, to serve and please us. Hence deforestation of rainforests and extinction of species is wrong.

(Gen 1:26 NIV) Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

So let’s look at God’s creative order for a moment. We see God created everything, then created man as the crowning centerpiece of all his work. Literally, we are in His image or likeness.

Let’s look at Psalm 8:4-6, in the King James:

4        What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5        For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6        Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet:

Notice if you will, the word ‘angels’ used here. When we look that word up in the Strongs condcordance, we discover something interesting here. The Hebrew word used here is “elohiym”, which means Deity or God.

Is the Bible inaccurate. No, but the translators were. They couldn’t believe what this verse actually said, because the truth of it has far ranging implications. It’s nice to think of a holy God, far distant from us, His creation. Yet, to think of man as having authority, subject only to God Himself, requires us to address the issue of responsibility. Mankind is fully responsible for the mess this planet is in, and we are fully accountable to God, for our part in it.

In God’s creative order, this is strong. It was supposed to be God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost upon the throne of power, with men acting as his representatives here in the earth, using His delegated power to get things done. The birds, the bees, the flowers, and the trees were all meant to obey us, and we were to rule this planet according to the laws of God. Angels were created to serve us and help us in this duty for it is written:

(Heb 1:14 NIV)  Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

In the beginning we were given a beautiful place to live, and a job to do.

(Gen 2:8 NIV)  Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

Remember, He created us with plan and purpose:

Ge 1:28  And God <0430> blessed them, and God <0430> said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Five things man is responsible to do:

Be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue, and have dominion over the earth.

(Gen 2:15 NIV)  The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

I like the way this verse in reads in the King James Version:

(Gen 2:15 KJV) And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden to dress it and to keep it.

“Dress it” agrees with the NIV, it meant God gave Adam a job as a farmer and horticulturist. So we see God created meaningful work, it’s not a result of the fall of man. On my Sunday sermon’s I’ve explained how God views work. He wants you growing and blessed with meaningful work.

Yet, the word, ‘keep’ here is much stronger in the original Hebrew. This word means: “to hedge about, as with thorns, to tend to, to protect.”

Well, if we were supposed to protect this place called paradise, there must have been something to protect it from.

Jesus speaking tells us a little about him.

(Luke 10:18 NIV)  He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

(Luke 10:19 NIV)  I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

(Luke 10:20 NIV)  However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Authority

Well, we know the story.

Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, being deceived of the devil. Adam knew better, and followed her example, committing high treason against God.

Men, hear me. God has created you to be head of your families and homes. Most of the time you will need to stay humble and listen to your wife, and serve her, for the Bible says that she is supposed to be your glory. However, headship requires responsibility. If she tries to influence you to something that is contrary to the word of God, you must stand up in gentleness, and strength, and say “No dear, I’m not going to do that, it is against the Word of God, and is not right.” To be successful in marriage, you must care more about what God thinks of you, than even her. She’s not worth going to hell over.

Well, the moment Adam sinned, he died spiritually, (the word death, in Scripture, literally means ‘separation from’, Adam was eternally separated from God by his sin, or spiritually dead, yet he was still physically alive!) and God had to throw Him out of the Garden of Eden. Why? He had to because there was another tree in the garden, the tree of eternal life.

If man had eaten of that tree in his fallen state, he would have lived forever in his fallen state. God is a good God, kind, loving, and infinitely merciful. The moment Adam fell, God set in motion His plan to restore him back to his rightful place of authority. Redemption!

Satan won the initial victory. When man fell, this foul rebellious spirit, Lucifer, the fallen one, became the prince of the powers of the air.

Did he truly have authority here? He sure did, in fact He tempted Jesus with it when He was out in the wilderness:

Matt 4:8  Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

9  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Was this a legitimate temptation? Sure was, Satan showed Jesus, In the realm of the spirit, His rule over all the earth, and how he had set up his kingdoms, with various principalities, powers, and spiritual forces of wickedness, ruling the minds and affairs of men. Jesus, our hero, the sinless one, the last Adam, did not bow, and because of this, regained the authority of humanity, that Adam lost.

Yet, satan did rule, as prince of the power of the air, and still works on ruling through deception, in many parts of the earth today. Mankind and creation became subject to him, and so we see the effects of his rulership on this war-torn, pain-wracked planet.  Jesus shows us his nature:

(John 10:10 NIV)  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

There’s an old saying, “Satan steals, men hoard, but God so loved the world that He gave…Whenever you see somebody giving something with no strings attached, know that you see the nature of God being demonstrated in the earth.”

So why is there evil in the earth? Because there is a mad dog loose in the system who influences the minds of men. He is a killer, a thief, a liar, and the father of all lies, the accuser of the brethren. One day he’s going to burn in hell forever, but in this generation we live in, he still exists, and we must overcome his onslaughts in our day to day affairs. Hell was never created for men, but for the devil and all those fallen angels that serve him. Unfortunately, some men choose to serve Satan, and they will get the same reward as the god they serve. Some of the most chilling words in the Bible are these uttered by Jesus:

(Mat 25:41 NIV)  “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

You see, because of Adam, every one of us was born into this world of pain, and at some point in our life, we chose to rebel against God. The Bible calls this act, sin.

(Rom 3:23 NIV)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

All of us were separated from God, because He is holy, and can stand no evil in His presence. In order to be just, He has to punish sin. The law, you do the crime, you do the time. When you work at a job, they should pay you a worthy wage. Sin also pays a wage. Its payment is death. For every sin you and I ever committed, a price had to be paid. Someone had to take the rap, do the time.

Yet the gospel is good news. God is a good God. God has reached out to humanity, to draw us again unto Himself. Into our rightful position as joint-heirs to all the universe.

faith king

How?

(Rom 6:23 NIV)  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(John 3:16 NIV)  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus came, He lived upon this earth to show us how to serve God, He died upon the cross to pay the punishment each of us deserve, He went into the lowest hell in our place, He rose again on the third day, He ascended to the right hand of God our Father where He reigns as King of all kings, Lord of all lords, forevermore.

That’s mercy. That’s love. That’s the goodness of God, that leads us to turn from doing our own thing, to trying to do His thing.

Notice here.

He is King of kings (You are created, and called to be a king)

He is Lord of all lords, (You are called to be a lord before Him)

Re 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Re 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Re 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

That’s the gospel. Good news to all who will receive it. So we see God hierarchy in creation, God’s creative order, of rank and authority, exercised in the heavens and the earth.

God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

Man (humanity)

Angels (who both walk with God, and serve man)

Creation (Birds and the Bees, and the flowers and the trees)

Satan (under our feet)

Like my little picture? Let me explain.

On the left-hand side we see how God designed this world to be, with us ruling and reigning as regents under Him. Angels were instructed to obey and help us, as was Creation. The devil, stripped of his power, was meant to be ruled over, and kept away from our work, the garden.

Yet, our great, great, great… grandfather Adam, sold us out. Committing high treason against God.

(Don’t be too hard on Adam, you’ve blown it too!)

By default, the devil became the ruling spirit in the earth. (See overhead 2)

gods-creative-order

But, praise God, there was a second Adam. Jesus Christ the righteous.

(1 Cor 15:45 NIV)  So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit

When you invited Jesus in your heart, God Himself came into you heart, and recreated your human spirit. You were born-again, and adopted into the family of God.

Before, the devil ruled over you at will. How? All he had to do was put an evil thought in your head, and you’d do it, unless somewhere, some praying saint invoked the power of God on your behalf.

Glory to God though! You accepted Jesus, He has saved you from yourself. You have left the kingdom of darkness where Satan reigns, and have be translated into the kingdom of God.

(Col 1:13 NIV)  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

You’re a king’s kid now. Victory has been imparted into your very spirit.

So what does this have to do with sin and addictions you may ask?

Notice this. Satan hates you, and wants to kill you. Although Jesus defeated him at Calvary, he used to rule over you, and he wants to destroy you. It’s not personal. You are created in the image of the God who he knows is going to throw him into hell. His sentence has been issued, but not executed yet, and you represent the One who is going to carry it out.

So, how does he do it?

Well, (Psa 24:1 NIV) The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

God is a good God, who gives good gifts.

(1 Tim 6:17 NIV)  Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

(James 1:17 NIV)  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

So, we look at a beautiful flower, say a poppy. The devil inspires a thought to someone, to slit the side of that flower, drain the juice, dry it and smoke it. You get opium, but hear this. The moment you smoke that thing, you reach for comfort from the Creation rather than the Creator who has already provided for us the comfort of the person of the Holy Spirit. What happens? Instead of obeying God, we listen to that little voice, and we bow before the one we serve.

(Rom 6:16 NIV)  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Do you see it? When you obey Satan, and seek comfort in the creation instead of the Creator, and you violate God’s creative order. Instead of a man ruling over a plant, you have a plant ruling over a man, and the man bows his knee to Satan as god of this world.

You can quickly see how every addiction comes from this same deception. You take some hops and malt grain, let it ferment, and get beer. You drink it to relax (receive comfort), and come under the influence of a plant. You’ve got a plant ruling over a man, instead of man ruling over a plant. Distill it down a little more, you get malt whiskey. You drink it, you’ve got a plant ruling over a man, instead of man ruling over a plant. Ok, you get it.

See it in any recreational pharmaceutical, and drug on the street, marijuana, hash, tobacco, even coffee if it owns you.

(Gen 4:7 NIV)  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”

Jesus is determined to show you how to rule over every sin and attack of the devil.

You are redeemed, bought back to your original state and place with God. Victory, dominion, dignity, honor, strength, power, authority, creativity, and freedom have been imparted to your very spirit, the deepest part of you, the part deep inside where God lives.

The job of us, as ministers, is to teach you who you really are, in God’s sight, and in light of His great love, how to actually take that dominion in your personal life, and as you grow, to the ends of the earth!

I remember teaching this lesson in Ottawa, Canada, and religious leaders there claimed that I was a heretic, claiming that Christians were ‘little gods’, as certain sects of New Age, and Christian Science do.

Like the religious leaders of Jesus day, that which they did not understand, they sought to destroy.

Anyone that has walked with Jesus for any time at all, understands intimately, our helplessness, without Him, We agree with the Word of God, John 3:27  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

As He is, so are we to be in the world, individually doing the will of our Father for each of our lives, together, a mighty moving force called the church, being built up so strong, that the gates of hell cannot prevail against us!

Yet, to deny our redemption, our authority, and God given dominion in the earth, is indeed heresy, of the worst kind, the kind that would leave us powerless and helpless in this earth.

Jesus said: Lu 19: Occupy till I come!

 

There is a work to be done in the earth! Let’s be about our Father’s business!

occupy

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I know that apart from Jesus, I can do nothing, yet I see here clearly, that you have given me authority spiritually, and responsibility to use it, for your glory. Show me my authority, and areas I need to be exercising it, in your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen’

The Silent Scream!

The Silent Scream

silent scream
Mark 11:12 ¶ And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it

20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

Tonight I want to talk about things that have no audible voice, but in our lives, they scream.

In this passage of Scripture we see Jesus speaking to a fig tree, and you know the rest of the story, it withered up and died.

Yet, I don’t know about you, but I never heard a tree speak before, have you? Yet, Jesus answered it!

We are not into pantheism here, looking for creative things to have spirits, and worshipping the creation, rather than the Creator, but what is being said here?

That tree had a voice!

What was it saying?

To Jesus, it must have been saying: ‘I have leaves, so I should have fruit’

Yet it had not fruit.

Jesus looking for fruit

So Jesus answered it, and said:’You will have no fruit ever again’

He spoke in authority, and that tree was dead, from the moment he spoke the Word to it. It’s very life force went out of it!

Then, He gives us the law of faith in Mark 11:23,24. I will touch on it some, but Kenneth E. Hagin, the founder and my instructor from Rhema Bible Training Center, taught on this verse for 65 years straight, and still did not exhaust the revelation in it, so anything I say here, is only going to be a brief introduction to the topic.

Let’s talk about the silent scream for a minute.

What is screaming in your life right now?

Is it the agony of unpaid bills heaped in piles upon your table?

Is it the physical pain of a sickness or disease, that has no voice, yet screams in agony?

Is it the pain of a marriage gone awry? You are trying to serve Jesus, but your spouse is blind to their sin, and the pain they are causing you, so you suffer in silence?

How about the pain of betrayal, treachery, where someone close to you totally destroyed you…?
betrayal

Is it the fire of unjust authority either in prison, on a job, in a home, from the government, or in a church? Rules and regulations that cause you excruciating heartache, threatening to strangle the very life of God from you, day by day, week by week, and year by year!

How about an unsaved loved one, that continues to go astray, continually making poor choices in life, breaking your heart?

None of these situations have a physical voice, but you and I both know, they SCREAM!

I remember a couple years back renting a storage unit to store tools for our business, and finding that an interesting community of musicians had chosen this same complex, to practice with their bands. I learned about a new type of music I had never heard of before, a heavy metal kind of thrash band, with intense drums, loud electric guitars, and lead singers that specialized in uttering piercing deep throated screams…. As I heard them venting their screams, I thought about this message tonight. Young people so broken and hurt, that no mere words could find the deep place of their pain, so they would thrash, and from the depths of their heart, scream.

Pretty eerie experience, yet it left a mark on me. Sure there were probably demons involved in some of their antics, but I heard by the Holy Spirit something more than demonic babble, I heard human, deep, broken and shattered pain. A cry for help….I’m sure hell will be full of this kind of noise, but these were from people not in hell, and God used them to touch me heart in intercession, knowing Holy Spirit was warring for their souls…

As I have broken before the Lord over the years, and in many cases, wept until I could weep no more, there has always come incredible joy, after each deep sacrificial broken prayer.
Ps 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Ps 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Out of the depths of despair, I have found the heart of mercy of our God, and I come out wielding a prophetic sword, in authority against demons, people and things that would kill and destroy people.

So must you.

What is speaking into your life?

Finances? Sickness? Heartbreak? Unjust authority structures?

You answer is in your lips! YOU must speak to those things and command them to leave your life.

This alone will bring the change you need in your circumstances.

Let’s pray:

“Father, you see the hardness of people, and the brutality I face. Give me the words of wisdom, authority, and courage to speak to these things that are screaming at me. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen.”

Seven Things I Pray President Obama Do Before he leaves office

If I were to suggest President Obama do 7 things before he leave office, this would be my list:

Obama praying

  1. Repent. While He holds the office of the President of the United States, there is a higher office than this, to which he will give an account. Jesus is Lord of Heaven and earth, and each of us, will one day appear before Him, and give an account of how we lived our life.Some time ago, I mentioned that we used to bring some people from a government housing project to a monthly Christian businessman’s fellowship that met in the top of a nice condominium building, in the penthouse suite. It was the highest and nicest place in the building.My definition of repent then, is to return to the high place, the place of privilege and honor.  https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/whatever-happened-to-sin/

The Bible says that Jesus

raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV)

Our position in Christ is one of royal privilege before the throne of God, the judge of all the universe. Though Jesus shed blood, we have been given access to mercy and the throne, where the Holy One who inhabits eternity lives. His Word is His will, and where we have sinned and failed to perform His Word, we can ask for, and receive mercy from Him, in this life.

The first thing I would do, today, is ask for God’s forgiveness for every unholy act and decision he has committed, then for strength, to admit his wrongs, and to boldly act and to correct what the Scripture clearly says is wrong.

Some of this needs to be done privately before God, but decisions made publically, need to be repented of publically.

I think of Pilate, that had Jesus crucified, though he knew He was innocent. Jesus told him that Pilate only had authority because it was given to him by God in heaven.

Yet, one day, Pilate died, and in that moment, appeared before the risen Christ. Now he was on trial, for his eternal judgement. In that moment, all that Jesus could do, is sentence him to hell like Judas, for he did not find mercy…

What is the difference between Saul, Judas, Pilate AND David or Peter.

All sinned against God.

The only difference is, David and Peter recognized their sins were against God Himself, and they did business with Him and cried out to God for mercy, and despite the horrible consequences that came to David and his family because of his sin, was declared before God to be a man after his own heart.

Repentance

Acts 13: (NKJV)

22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David[a] the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will

David was a liar, committed genocide, treason, stole holy things, committed adultery, murder, and had multiple wives.

Yet God forgave him it all and at the end of his life, he was considered a man after God’s own heart.

Before President Obama was re-elected, I asked the Lord why?

According to the word of God, abortion is wrong. Homosexuality is wrong. Islam is wrong, yet the Scripture states that rulers are set in place by God Himself according to Romans 13:1-5.

I believe I heard the voice of God speak to me that Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes

That though God did not agree with these things, that “He was going to turn the heart of President Obama, and that he would do great good for the kingdom of God, and the United States before he left office.”

I am still praying that for President Obama. That he would sell out for Jesus, whole heartedly, renounce Islam, abortion, homosexuality, and would publically stand boldly for Jesus, God’s kingdom, and would call this nation back to God.

2. That He would publically proclaim the gospel and stand fully for Jesus and the Bible. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/righteousness-exalts-a-nation/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/prayer-for-secret-societies/
3That he would call a meeting of first nations peoples, and publically read the apology he signed in 2009 by the US government to natives for historical atrocities committed there. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/us-government-apology-to-natives/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/the-grand-illusion-vision/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-first-nations-mandate/

4.That he would publically oppose institutionalized racism, and would implement a task force to both identify and eliminate it.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/using-racial-privilege-to-promote-the-kingdom-of-god/

5.That he would denounce abortion completely, and make it a criminal offence. That he would help educate and provide adoption services to un-wed mom’s. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/gods-opinion-of-abortion/

6.That he would call homosexuality what it is, sin. According to God, all sex outside of the bounds of marriage between and man and a woman is also sin.  Just because two people have strong feelings for one another, and the sexual plumbing is working fine, does not make sex legitimate in the sight of a holy God. Passion and lust never satisfy the deeper needs of the human heart, Jesus promises that His living waters will. Just ask the woman at the well. Married tour times, living with her fifth man, yet not satisfied. John 4.

7. That He call a time of 3 days of fasting and public humiliation and prayer, for God to come and meet with us, that He might forgive us individually and as a nation, and heal our land. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/heal-our-land/

President Lincoln did a one day fast to stop the cival war:http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/proc-3.htm

These are my 7 things I believe would glorify God, and bring deep healing and cleansing to the United States of America.

What do you think?

We must believe – and OVERCOME!

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1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

God gives us grace to overcome. This grace comes when we believe!

1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

There will be tests and trials in this world, yet we are more than conquerors, called to overcome them all!

Jesus promised we would have troubles and tribulation, yet He is with us and in us to overcome!

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world
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1 Cor 10:13 AMP
For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently

Revelation 2:26

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Jesus over earth

No Test, No Testimony! We are created to overcome!

Victory, is for those that overcome, in faith!

Matthew 11:12

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, you see what I am going through, and the troubles and trials I face today. Give me overcoming grace, deliverance, and wisdom to know how to overcome every one of them in Jesus! I believe, now Lord Jesus, my way, make a way, where there seems to be no way, today! Amen’