The Rough and Tumble of LIFE

As I read this mornings saga of Jacob and Laban, I am reminded of a sermon I heard from a man named Andy Justa, so many years ago at ‘The Searchlight’ a Christian coffee house we used to run, entitled ‘God’s got a Laban for you’. Must have been a great sermon, because I still […]

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As I read this mornings saga of Jacob and Laban, I am reminded of a sermon I heard from a man named Andy Justa, so many years ago at ‘The Searchlight’ a Christian coffee house we used to run, entitled ‘God’s got a Laban for you’. Must have been a great sermon, because I still remember it over 15 years later.

How people who are liars, cons, sneaky, got great game:

have an appointment with the sultan of swing, their particular Laban.

Jacob ended up working 20 years for Laban, and he changed his wages 10 times, until finally, broken, he fell at the feet, wrestled with an angel to finally receive what God has all along, the blessing of God, and royal rank and privilege in the kingdom. His name and his nature was changed from Jacob (his name means ‘swindler’) the con, to Israel (prince before God). As I watch the Jacob’s of this world, I know, as Paul Harvey describes: ‘The rest of the story’.

If you are a liar, manipulator, and con:There is a Laban coming.

You will either break before God, truly repent, or you will be destroyed.

Matthew 21:44

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder

 

God is not threatened by wicked people, although in our day to day world, it is sure frustrating for us who have to deal with these sneaks. In business, they are malicious predators who would bankrupt you without conscience, claiming ‘It’s just business’.

Jacob learned that it is the blessing of God that will prosper you. Laban was a thief, his brother Esau a murderer, and he was in between a rock and hard place. Keeping working for a thief, or go home and get killed by your brother.

Twenty long years!

I believe He could have cried out to God right up front, and been delivered, but how we love to run….

In Ps 73, king David had the same lament before God:

For I envied the proud

when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.

They seem to live such painless lives;

their bodies are so healthy and strong.

They don’t have troubles like other people;

they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else.

They wear pride like a jeweled necklace

and clothe themselves with cruelty.

These fat cats have everything

their hearts could ever wish for!

They scoff and speak only evil;

in their pride they seek to crush others.

They boast against the very heavens,

and their words strut throughout the earth

 

He had had enough, and was pouring out his heart to God, when suddenly he saw his life, and theirs from heaven’s perspective:

16 So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper.

But what a difficult task it is!

17 Then I went into your sanctuary, O God,

and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked.

18 Truly, you put them on a slippery path

and send them sliding over the cliff to destruction.

19 In an instant they are destroyed,

completely swept away by terrors.

It is always payday, someday and those who think they are running their particular show, have an appointment with God, that they will keep. My hope and prayer is always they make the appointment before they die, for we all will appear before Him upon the hour of our death, and if we have not got right with Jesus by then, it is too late:

https://chrisaomministries.com/2017/02/27/do-you-want-to-go-to-heaven/

 

To you child of God, I feel impressed to tell you this from the heart of God this morning:

‘There is help for you from the Sanctuary!’

To you who are challenged by the antics of wicked people, know their day is coming, but your day is today!

His name is ‘I AM’ and He is your ever present help in time of need.

NOW is the time to cry out for help.

Jesus really does love you, and will deliver you out of their hand, if you cry out to Him, today.

Psalm 18:6

But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.

Hebrews 4:16

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most

 

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, HELP! You see how these wicked people rip me off, oppress me, and steal from my family. How hard I work, fighting my fight of faith, while they walk in pride, mocking me, and You, and all that I stand for! Send Your power, Your grace, Your peace, Your revelation, Your provision, Your blessing, Your strength, Your courage to me and my family, NOW, in the name and authority of Jesus, I come. AMEN’

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The Place of Marah – Bitterness – there is a stick!

Healing from the poison of bitterness… Ex 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And he cried unto the LORD; and […]

Healing from the poison of bitterness…

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Read with me, if you will, these passages of Scripture:

Ex 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,

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Some have said, that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.

Here, we read the account of the bitter waters made sweet, after God showed them a tree, and told them to cast it into the bitter waters, and the bitter waters became sweet.

Ever been broken, battered, shattered, and poisoned by betrayal: bitter?

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I have. Seems to whom much is given, much is required, and true ministry comes out of a pure heart. Satan knows this, and it seems that when the call upon an persons life is large, so are the betrayals and heartbreaks that cause one to know Jesus in the depths of His suffering: His love goes deeper than our deepest pain.

Have you been betrayed?

Jesus knows and understands.

When you cry out to God, He will show you a tree, that we all must find at some point in our life: The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The cross: God’s way of uniting suffering with love.

Georgia Harkness.

Here, where God the Son, laid His own life upon the alter, we call the cross, we discover the divine exchange. He took our pain, our sin, our shame, our punishment, and somehow, supernaturally, as we look upon this tree, and that cross get’s thrown into the bitter waters of our pain and lives, the bitter waters become sweet.
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We see this illustration again in the book of Numbers, where a plague had broken in upon the people, and they were dying.

Nu 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

Nu 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

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There is healing and purification through the cross of Jesus Christ.

Again, when we look upon the cross of Jesus, with the eye of faith, we find healing. It is this account that we see the medical symbol derived, a serpent on a pole symbolizing healing…

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All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell is terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.

Oswald Chambers.

Today, I want to pray for you, out of my own need. I have come out of a deep dark season in my life, where their have been many times in the past years places where I despaired of even life itself. Deep betrayals, brokeness, and helplessness, as circumstances in my life, threatened to literally choke the life of God from me.

Yet, I have found the cross of Jesus. An exchange has been made. My pain, for His victory. My sorrow, for His joy. The death of my dreams, for the resurrection power of the living Christ.

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Truly, it is a divine exchange. It is a miracle, wrought once again, in a human heart, in this case, mine.

Question: How has He set you free from your bitterness…? it would be good to hear your testimony!

Let’s pray:

‘Father, even now my heart feels like hamburger, as I walk forward faithfully to what you have called me to do, emerging from circumstances that have been humanly impossible without your grace, strength, and you revelation to look upon a tree, the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ. Now Father, reveal this tree to those reading this tonight. Do what only you can do, throw that tree into the waters of their bitterness, and make their lives sweet, as you bring again, life out of death, in the mighty and matchless power and name of my Lord Jesus, I pray, Amen!’

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The Sure Mercies of David! Cry Out to Jesus!

The Sure Mercies of David Luke 18: 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, […]

The Sure Mercies of David

I feel impressed to share again the famous story of a blind man named Bartimaeus:

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We read of it hear in Luke chapter 18, but I need to amplify this verse:

Luke 18: 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

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This is no ordinary story, it is one of deep faith, for though Bartimaeus was blind with his earthly eyes, He ‘saw’ clearly with the eye of faith. He knew Jesus would stop, He knew Jesus would heal, for He understood Jesus, who He was, and what He would do. Why?

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Bartimaeus had heard clearly this word from the Jewish writings, and He believed it:

Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

He knew a prophet had arisen in the land, and that God was with Him!

Surely he knew the stories of Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and of the mighty miracles God had wrought through them, and he knew that God could not lie, and that He had made a covenant with his servant David, a covenant of mercy, open to all who would see and understand the love of God.

He surely had also heard of the mighty testimonies of how the lame walked, the deaf heard, the sick were healed through the touch of this man – Jesus of Nazareth.

This is the story of Blind Bartimaeus, crying out to Jesus as He walked by. This is a sermon I can preach, with passion and power. How Jesus is walking by….

Yet, what was interesting, is what he prayed, ‘Son of David, have mercy upon me!

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He lifted up the promise of God, in passion, and anguish of soul, recognizing his moment of eternal destiny, and suddenly, the promise, breathed life into his sightless eyes, for God is never I was, or I will be: His name is I AM!

And NOW Faith is!

Are you desperate enough to cry out to Jesus tonight?

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Will you have your miracle tonight?

It is totally up to you….

Cry out to Him, Now!

“Jesus! Heal me, work in me, show me what to do, reveal Your Power, help me! Take away my pain! Amen!’

 https://chrisaomministries.com/2017/01/20/the-purpose-of-this-blog-2/
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The Whirlwind of Life…

The Voice of God Have you ever felt caught in the whirlwind of life?   Job 38:1 ¶ Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said… Been in a whirlwind lately? Storms of life looking to take your life? Clearly, this season, the United States of America is coming out of one […]

The Voice of God

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Have you ever felt caught in the whirlwind of life?

 

Job 38:1 ¶ Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said…

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Been in a whirlwind lately?

Storms of life looking to take your life?

Clearly, this season, the United States of America is coming out of one – God has spoken and change has come!

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There is a voice, that can be heard that has changed everything!

He is the God who flung the stars into being, Almighty God, and that clear voice will change everything, for when He speaks, storms stop, deliverance comes, for He is a God of love, mercy and power.

It has been said that sometime God calms the storms of life, other times He calms His child.

His voice is what we all need, daily!

Hearing the Voice of God

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, yesterday is gone, today has come, and I need you! Speak to me, show me what to do, and have mercy upon me, as I stand upon your Word, and deliver me, I pray: In your name, Lord Jesus, Amen!!”

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Good and perfect Gifts

Desire good and perfect gifts today!
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As I have thought about this blog, and all the writing I do for it, I thought: “Why am I doing this?”
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“What do I want to see happen, as a result of it?”

Suddenly, it was really clear and simple: I would like to encourage, motivate, and inspire people to seek Jesus first, every day, in every decision, and to govern their entire life by the Bible, the Word of God.
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Simple: Pray, and read through your Bible every year.

Include God in your life, every day, and do things His way. Not complicated – a way of life, a lifestyle of power, passion and purpose, as we live eternal principals out in this temporal world.

I am inviting you to join me and millions of others, on this journey of faith: follow me, as I follow Christ.
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God is good, and He loves us!

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

God, your Father, loves to give good and perfect gifts to you, His child, and to the earth, His creation, for His very nature is love, generosity, holiness, mercy…

His nature is to give!

For God so loved the world that He gave…

Rom 8: 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

He loves you. He loves us.

What are those good and perfect gifts?
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1 Cor 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts:
He talks about them in 1 Cor 12, the ministry offices, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

.1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
1Co 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy

I heard a minister speaking one day on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and stating, that 1 Cor 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Sure these gifts of the Holy Spirit are surely in the earth, ONLY AS HE WILLS, sovereign acts of God from heaven, but have you considered that perhaps ‘He is a lot more willing than people give Him credit for!”
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Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Could it be, that Holy Spirit longs to get out of the box, yearning to touch, heal, deliver, destroy devils, and Move Mountains, if we would only ask Him?

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Where are those, who with passion, fervency, singleness of purpose will press in, crying “Father, demonstrate your power in my life! Pour out your Spirit!

For the record, here are a couple of them you can tune in with and pray with live: http://www.ihopkc.org/prayerroom/

Demonstrate what your Word promises! Father, in this generation, USE ME! If there be anything good coming out of heaven today, may it come upon my life, to my house. Father, I ask you today, for your good and perfect gifts, in Jesus name!”

Cry this out to Him, in passion, fire, and sincerity, and inbox me with the result!

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Let’s declare together: “I believe I receive mighty miracles today, from heaven, in Jesus name!”

There are many great yearly bible reading plans. If you want to join our family in the one we use: http://oneyearbibleonline.com/

Follow Jesus – And MOVE!

Don’t Look Back, it’s Time to Go!
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1 Peter 4:That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 ¶ Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
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There comes a point in life, when casual Christianity will not cut it. You have a radical personal encounter with the living God, and everything changes. You see your life in light of eternity.

Before, all that mattered was who was dating who, who had what new smartphone, what movie you gonna go see, what are your plans for the weekend, and living the life!

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Now, you need Jesus, and eternity beckons, and you must fulfill your upward calling, the purpose you were created for.

Your friends do not understand!

4 ¶ Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

They think you are odd, eccentric, off, and you become the butt of their jokes, the talk of the derogatory gossip column, and truthfully, it hurts!

You try to talk to them about Jesus, and this love and life you’ve discovered, and generally, they laugh you to scorn.
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And so you leave them, in obedience to Holy Spirit, to begin your own personal faith walk, stepping into what appears to be the loneliest season of your life. All your friends and family reject you, shun you, or at best misunderstand you, but there is glory in this walk, and you know it!

Hebrews 11: 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

You are not alone! There is an eternal people in the earth, just like you, full of love, life, joy, and a radical passion to please our heavenly Father.

Serving Jesus does not need to be life in a monastery, but is designed to be full of love for people, people you have never met yet, people to whom you are the only hope they have. There is always a people at the other side of our obedience. Step out, obey God, and Go!
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Let me pray for you:
‘Father, I thank you for my friend, that has just taken courageous steps to follow you. Comfort them, encourage them, for every friend they leave behind, give them ten new ones, for every family member, 100 times brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and inlaws according to Mark 10:29. Give them supernatural peace to obey you, and special faith to be able to believe for those left behind, to make heaven, and accept salvation through you Jesus. Thank you that you love them, and we, the Body of Christ love them, in Jesus name, Amen”

Red, Red Wine!

Red, Red Wine…
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Is 27:1 ¶ In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXbtsCDh-Go
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Yep, ever since God did a slam dunk on the devil, he needs to be singing drunken songs, trying to forget not only that day, but the one that is coming….

Yes, satan is hard at work, influencing the minds of people to do his wickedness, but there is a day coming…Re 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

As for me and my house, we are going to joyfully, gladly, gratefully serve the Lord. How about you?
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Let’s Pray:
‘Father, today, I thank You for the privilege of serving You, not only now, but throughout eternity! I love You Lord Jesus! Speak to me, and whatever You say, I will do! Amen”

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If somehow, you do not know this precious loving Jesus yet: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

Reclaiming Our Words – Reclaiming our Life!

Some time ago, I attended Ken and Gloria Copeland’s SW Believers conference in Ft. Worth, and am deliberately applying what I learned. One of the topics I heard taught again, is the importance of watching over the words we speak each day.

I have heard this taught for years, and walked in a certain measure of victory in this, but as time went on, my vocabulary has fallen short of my knowledge, making me by default merely a hearer of the Word of God, not a doer only.

Here’s a few Scriptures to get us back on track in this area.

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; (Yet, the Holy Spirit Can!) it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

13 ¶ Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
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1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
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Ok, so we see that much of our problems in life derive from what we speak. James 3:8 says no man can control the tongue, but the Holy Spirit can tame it!

2 Sam 23:2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
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1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
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Colossians 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
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Why do we do this? We want to be in the perfect will of God, and we want to prosper and increase in every area of life. When we speak God’s Words, in faith, inspired and empowered by Holy Spirit, we open the door for heaven’s intervention upon our lives.

Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

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Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
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Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

How do we do this? We speak the Word of God into the darkness of any situation, and the entrance of His Word brings light, for it is written:

Jer 1:12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
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Is 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
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With God’s word, we can literally make the desert bloom as a rose, and create something beautiful from nothing…https://chrisaomministries.com/2015/02/26/recreating-eden-replenish-the-earth/
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Proverbs 18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
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This verse makes it plain, our living is dependant upon what we say, but our increase comes only from the faith filled words we speak.

1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

See it again here? Paul prayed for the Corinthian church, that they be blessed or enriched. So, what did he pray? That they have utterance (faith filled words that will bring provision and increase), and that they get understanding of this principal.

2 Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
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See it again here? Paul’s prayer is getting answered, these folks are abounding in everything, and he explains how. They believed the Word, that is had faith. They spoke, for out of the heart the mouth speaks, and 2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
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When they spoke, God watched over His Word to perform it, and they increased, and were blessed!

Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
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Ps 2: 7 ¶ I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
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This principal is literally a matter of life and death.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
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During my years at Rhema, I attended healing school for over a year, every day, determined to learn the ministry of divine healing. In healing, the words we speak over ourselves are critical. There have been cases where people who had been totally given up by medical science, given up for dead, were instructed to confess the Word of God over themselves. In the natural, they were so weak, they were literally at death’s door. Yet, by confessing, “Thank you Jesus, that you love me. I believe I receive your strength. I’m strong! Your Word says I am healed, and I believe I receive your healing. I’m healed, I’m strong, and getting stronger. Thank you Jesus that you sent the Holy Spirit, and He is here, and He is a life giving Spirit. I receive your life, Holy Spirit, and I will live and not die, and declare the glory of my God.”
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By having folks simply repeat these words, twice daily, we watched their color come back, and cancer defeated, and paralysis reversed, and folks recover from strokes, and get off stretchers and out of wheelchairs. Continually, often, and it still goes on there 8 times/ week, forty or so years later!
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So what should we speak? Healing, Prosperity, Victory, Strength, Wisdom, Direction, Praise, prayer in the Holy Spirit, provision, favor, to name a few things.

Psalms 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
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Psalms 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

So we can discipline our tongues, on purpose, through prayer, deliberate confession of the Word of God, and through time spent praying in the Holy Spirit.

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

Job 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

A friend of mine Will, a cowboy that was at Rhema when I was there, told me the following, and it has stuck with me over the years. He said, ‘The way I see it, every time you speak, you either feed your faith, or feed your unbelief.” Why? Well, let’s say, I say, I will meet you at 3PM, but I don’t get there until 3:30. Well, actually I am a liar by a half an hour, but though God will immediately forgive us if we ask, we have hurt our own confidence in ourselves, and also in our trust towards God. Cause, we go through each day, speaking words, but not bringing them to pass in our own life, and then we approach a Holy God who cannot lie.
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We bring His Word before His throne, and what happens: He is ready to perform it. But, we do not believe He will, because we don’t believe ourselves, for we have been lying to ourselves and others, and it has hurt us and our confidence in our own words.

We may know we have authority with God, and may understand, 2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

God’s Word is Holy, full of life, and cannot be broken. God’s promises are yes, but what is needed is us to agree with us, for the word Amen literally means: ‘so be it!’. When we pray the Word, we are declaring the decrees of God, and God watches over His Word to perform it in our lives, as long as we continue to walk in belief (faith). Yet, when we speak idle, non productive, fluffy words, we actually destroy the very belief that will produce everything we need for life and godliness.

I realize this to be true, and made a quality decision to submit to the discipline of the Holy Spirit in this area, and allow Him to align my words to His Word, in this area.
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This has taken radical change, in literally shutting off the cell phone, and surrounding myself with much solitude, so that I can deliberately, carefully pray and hear His wisdom for my specific life, and to carefully create prayer lists and proclamations as to what I want to happen in my life. Then, Holy Spirit gives me wisdom on how to bring it to pass.

I could craft a neat prayer and confession from what I have just taught here, but I am going to let you do it. Just reading this teaching will not do you the good you need, unless you make a quality decision to actually take control of your words on a daily basis. If you do, Holy Spirit will appear on the scene to help us, and there is much more revelation in the Word along these lines to help us.

Like Nike says in their ad, ‘Just Do it!’
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Let’s Pray:
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‘Father, ambassadors speak the words of the government they represent. I want to represent You well, and establish and increase Your kingdom here in the earth, through my life, only doing what You want me to do. Please Sir, have Holy Spirit breath through me, Your Words, not mine. Set a bridle on my tongue to not speak foolish, vain, lying, unproductive words today, and every day, for the rest of my life. I ask this Father, knowing I am heard and answered, for I have submitted to Your Lordship Jesus, and ask in Your name. Amen’
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Tired of Spinning your wheels?

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Every felt like a hamster on a treadmill, spinning your wheels, running hard, but going nowhere in God. Another day, another dollar, and the weeks turn into months, years, and suddenly you wake up really tired, looking back on a season of your life where you worked hard, but seems like you went no where?
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Ah, that bone-weary, poured out, cored out hollowness, where you wake up tired, and with resignation, put one foot in front of another, to make it through another day…How well I know that reality…

If you want a change, you gotta make a change, and here are two changes you must make, if you want to see anything of eternal consequence accomplished with your life.
 
1. Establish your morning prayer watch before the Lord – Seek ye FIRST is still in the book.
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2. Learn to be led by Holy Spirit, and to OBEY Him, implicitly. Admittedly, this is more art, than engineering, for Jesus desires relationship, daily. He really does love us, and promises us life, love and joy in the journey.
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Sometimes, you gotta slow down to speed up…

Here are some articles I wrote on actually hearing the voice of God. The articles themselves are well written and researched, but mean nothing, unless YOU actually meet with Jesus as you read them.

When you do, you step outta the box, off the treadmill, and start living the life you were born to live, making headlines in heaven, creating eternal impact – IN THIS LIFE!

In this you will discover eternal purpose, and regain your passion for life again, for Jesus clearly promises LIFE, and life more abundantly.

If you do not know Him yet, or have quietly walked away, remember why He came:
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https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

Then, I wrote these articles, and different Biblical ways that God actually speaks to us:

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/seven-ways-to-hear-the-voice-of-god-part-one/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/seven-that-ways-god-speaks-to-you-part-2/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/seven-that-ways-god-speaks-to-you-part-3/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/seven-that-ways-god-speaks-to-you-part-4/

Vision – Testimony https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/seven-that-ways-god-speaks-to-you-part-5/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/seven-that-ways-god-speaks-to-you-part-6/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/seven-that-ways-god-speaks-to-you-part-7-prophesy/

I am praying for you, now let’s pray together!

Lets pray

‘Father God, please speak to me today, and show me your highest and best for my life. Show me the steps I need to begin to take to get there, and give me the courage and strength to begin to take them. Help me to lay aside distractions and time wasters, to carve out time for You, Your Word, Your kingdom, and the fulness of Your purpose. I ask, knowing I am heard and answered, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus. Amen’

 

Reconciliation?

Pr 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Pr 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Here’s a thought. What if you have offended a brother or sister, and you know it. You try to reconcile, but they want nothing to do with you. What do you do? Guess you press into God, and pray all of our ways please Him, that maybe our enemy might be at peace with us (even if they don’t like us).

Problem with hearing God from a heart determined to radically obey, is when we tell people what God told us, and it is way off their grid. Yep, really sets them off! Just gotta move forward in obedience, and commit them to Him, and move on with life…NO COMPROMISE!
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Let’s pray:

‘Father, help me to fully obey You, to hear and follow Jesus in all my ways. Help me to love those around me, radically, and passionately as You do. Give me wisdom to share the gospel with all the people in my life, in a way they can hear it. Help me not to offend people unnessarily