The Grand Illusion Vision

The Vision:

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Jer 1: 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.

Ephesians 2:6 (KJV)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

During the second term reelection of President Obama, in October of 2012, I had an incredible burden to pray for America. Such a deep burden was this, that I quit working, locked myself in my house, and prayed day and night for eight weeks in other tongues, for the call of God upon my life, and with agony of soul, for the spiritual plight of America.

During this time, many things were revealed to me, and God did many things within me, purging me of deep pain, offense, and bitterness, giving me grace to truly, from my heart, forgive, release, and bless many people that I felt had wronged me in the business world.

As I did this, and determined to have the pure will of Jesus alone for my life, I began to see some things spiritually, that are the purpose of this book.

I had a vision, of a map of the United States of America, and superimposed upon it, was a demonic principality, that looked like a puppeteer, that was actually ruling this nation through secret societies, and godless people. These organizations operate secretly here, and are actually controlled by this mind blinding spirit, that literally provides for its leaders a demonic shield of protection around them, making them untouchable by natural means.

Like any revelation from God, I asked Holy Spirit to show me this from the Scriptures. He did, and I will explain this in the next chapter.

Knowing we have authority over demons, I asked the Lord why we could not simply command this evil spirit to leave. He showed me that this demon prince had legal right here in America, and had three main roots in US soil, that allowed it to operate.

I asked him what these roots were, and He showed me that these root systems were: 1. Broken covenants with, and atrocities committed against First Nations peoples. 2. Racism. 3. Abortion.

In the vision, I saw three domino’s, and the finger of the Lord pushed the first one over, causing the next two to fall. I asked Him what this meant, and He showed me that the first, and most important mandate for His church in America, was ministry to First Nations peoples, that the great move of the Holy Spirit we all seek, will begin with them.

As they come into the kingdom in power, and are recognized and established in their place in the kingdom of God, they will usher in the move of the Holy Spirit, that will destroy racism, and the blood sacrifice offered to demons through abortion.

As this is done, this demon prince currently blinding the minds of good American people, will be forced to leave this land, and America will be restored.

He confirmed this to me from His Word, through Ezekial 28 as I read word of the Lord spoken through the prophet Ezekiel to first the ruler (or prince KJV) of Tyre, then to the King of Tyre.

28 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

The first rebuke is to the earthly political system of the day, while the second, is clearly to satan himself, as the spiritual ruler governing the affairs of men.

I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”

11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘You were the seal of perfection,     full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden,     the garden of God;

Over the past years, I have stayed in the face of God in prayer, and many keys of knowledge have been given to me, as to how best dismantle this evil rule, through prayer.

This is the purpose of the book, by this same title: Welcome to the Grand Illusion – A Prophetic Prayer Strategy to take America back.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1497594839?keywords=Welcome%20to%20the%20Grand%20Illusion&qid=1445101801&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Teach us to number our days….

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12.

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Redeem your time!

I guess I could subtitle this article as ‘How to make an Eternal Impact with your Life!’

Is Jesus Lord of your time?

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Today we are going to talk about the Lordship of Jesus in our personal lives. We see here that making Him Lord, is a condition for salvation.  If Jesus is the Lord, He must be our Lord. If His is our Lord, we must do what He says.

Previously, I have talked about the Lordship of Jesus in our personal lives. We saw how the first commandment, commanding us to love God, precedes service. We talked about seeking first the kingdom of God, before doing anything else. Making Jesus our personal Lord. We ended with ACTS, as a simple method of placing Him first. What does ACTS stand for?

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Adoration: Praise and Worship

Confession – Confess God’s Word back to Him, expecting Him to perform it in your life.

Thanksgiving – Thank Him for your life, your family, His Word, for answered prayer, for this church.

Supplication – Ask Him for those things you need that day. Wisdom, strength, courage to make changes in your life, to talk to others about Him. For your daily needs.

Again, this is not a legalistic formula, the question is simply one of the heart: Are we seeking first Jesus and His will for our lives, today?

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Okay, today we are going to look at another aspect of Jesus Lordship. Today we are going to see from the Word of God if Jesus is Lord of our time.

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Do you realize that this age, the church age, is the greatest season any person serving God has ever seen upon the earth?

God is not just for us, but lives in us. Our bodies have become His temple. When He decides to act in the earth, He has obligated Himself to work through one of us!

Daniel 11:32 (AMP)

32 And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].

 That would be you and I!

Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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Jesus has redeemed us, is redeeming us, and will redeem us. At the cross, He said “It is finished.”

Yet Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

He is redeeming us. Changing us, molding and making us into His image and likeness.

Soon, whether by way of the grave or with the triumphant shout of an archangel, we will see Him face to face.

He will redeem us.

Yet in this verse it clearly states that we are to redeem our time.

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It has been said that the average Canadian spends 2-1/2 hours each day watching Television. Probably, here in the United States it is greater, because of the internet, and the availability of programming.

80% of Hollywood executives think there is a link between TV violence and real-life violence.

– 91% of children say they feel upset or scared by violence on television.

– 12 medical studies since 1985 link excessive television-watching to increasing rates of obesity.

– 202 junk food ads are generally aired during four hours of Saturday morning programming.

– TV-Free America

– 200,000 – the number of violent acts the average American child sees on TV by age 18; 16,000 – the number of murders witnessed by children on television by age 18.

– 10% of youth violence is directly attributable to TV viewing.

– 73% of Americans believe TV and movies are responsible for juvenile crime.

– TV-Free America

Proverbs 23:7

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he….

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2-1/2 hours per day. That is 912.5 hours, or 38 days every year, laying there in front of the TV! There are only twelve months in every year. That means that Canadians spend over one month of every year, feeding their flesh.

Sure it gets cold outside, but there are tons of winter activities that are fun, good fitness, and free!

This message was originally preached while we pastored five years in Canada. Where temperatures often hit -30C, where there was often two feet of snow on the ground. Yet, here, in Tulsa, clearly people still spend hours in front of the screen, and this time could surely be spent more profitably for the kingdom of God.

Now, if every Canadian were watching two and half hours a day of good anointed television ministry, what a difference we would see.

For it is written: Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

time phil 4-8We had this verse framed on our wall for many years…It is still true, 25 years later!

If what you are watching is not true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of a good report (the news is not generally a good report), full of virtue (not lies), does not cause you to praise God, do not watch it.

It is not bringing life to you, but is taking life from you.

Even one of our favorite family activities, Facebook, can quickly become an electronic tabloid, broadcasting what satan is doing in the earth, instead of glorifying God. Yes, our Social Media need to bow to the Lordship of Jesus!

Psalm 101:3(KJV)

 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me

It is sucking the anointing, joy, fruitfulness,presence and prosperity of God out of you, like a giant leech.

Killing your dreams, desires, vitality and polluting your mind.

Kill it, before it kills you!

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I asked my congregation at one point, for all of us to take a television fast. To spend our daily TV time in the Word, job hunting, volunteering, taking a course, reading our Bible (what a concept), or telling someone about Jesus.

If you seek Him first, and 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

So, you have made Jesus your Lord, you are praying every morning, seeking Him, craving Him, diligently reading His Word and seeking to do what it says. Your due time is coming. He will exalt you.

Now, we need to do something. You must act. Now!

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Faith is an act!

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” – Eccl. 11:4 (NLT)

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

NOW faith is, and His name is I AM! Our ever-present help in time of need!

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Confession alone will not bring godly success, we must do what we confess. We need to begin the do’s of the gospel.

The most important thing we can do is to share the gospel. Only the gospel has the power to turn men from darkness to light. To separate them from hell to turn towards heaven.

In Reinhard Bonnke’s book ‘Time is running out” he makes this statement:

“If 10,000 people live near your church, according to statistics, four of them die every week. Is it satisfactory then, if only one of the 10,000 is saved every month, or even every week? I find it is impossible to exaggerate the urgency of sharing the gospel! The greatest work on earth is to preach the good news, and the greatest need in the world is the need of the gospel.”

We believe in healing around here, but Jesus taught, preached and healed.

If you want some simple ways to share the gospel, you are reading this on-line. Here are some articles I wrote to allow you to simply cut and paste these links, to share eternal life, the power of God in speaking in other tongues, or the message of divine healing. You must know someone on-line, you can share one of these with, NOW!

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/is-speaking-in-other-tongues-of-god/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/be-healed-jesus-wants-you-strong/

First of all he went.

Perhaps all God would have you do today is cut and paste one of these articles, or one of the links above to one of your friends, that you know needs eternal life…

Honestly, are you comfortable with them going to hell?

This can affect your finances, as you get involved in God’s work, He gets involved in your business.

Deuteronomy 8: (KJV)

18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day

Acts 1:(KJV)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

We believe in financial prosperity around here, yet the power to get wealth is ‘to be my witnesses.’ In the earth.

We must use our time to win souls for eternity.

This life is but a dressing room for eternity.

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People we know are going to die. We could of shown them the love of Jesus, fed them clothed them, served them, given them money, even healed them, yet if they are not born-again they will go to hell. Hell is not some theological concept but a very real place.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
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We are called with a purpose. We are redeemed. Yet, there is a time to grow up, and recognize our responsibility to the family business. Our Father in heaven is in the redemption business. Everything we are or hope to be must revolve around that.

I heard a minister state that the secret of successful people is in their daily routine. Stephen Covey, a leadership expert talks about 7 Habits of Sucessful People. The secret of your success is in your daily routine, the daily disciplines that create incredible realities over time.

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12.

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Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

God uses people according to their ability.

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.

Yet abilities can change. You take a night course to improve your ability. Take a college course, or take a course on-line through one of the great Bible schools in the earth:

http://www.vbctulsa.com/

http://www.rbtc.org/

http://www.elim.edu/

You deliberately find someone gifted in a certain area, and ask them to teach you what you need in that area. When I ran our construction companies, I deliberately cultivated relationships with skilled mentors.

Do  like me, endeavor to read a new book every week…All that college taught me is how to learn, to research, to grow…face the truth: we are all students for life!

What is you daily schedule? Do you just get up and let things happen? Or do you deliberately decide that this week is going to be different, that you are going to make changes for the better.

Are you seeking First Jesus and His Kingdom? Nothing else works unless He is our personal Lord!

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There are several great books written on the power of daily disciplines. May I recommend just two? ‘The Slight Edge’ by Jeff Olsen, and ‘The Compound Effect’ by Darren Hardy. I do not know if these guys know Jesus, but they have sure figured out the secrets of daily disciplines that produce success!

In summation:

Win souls!

Get involved with something that actually presents the gospel to an unsaved person.

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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise
Think Harvest thoughts! I have learned that everything in the kingdom of God revolves around the harvest. If you are spending your life reaching people with the love of God and the gospel, you will see the presence and power of God daily, and your life will be blessed of heaven.

Improve yourself. Apply for a better job. Take a night course. Improve your ability. If you want a change, you need to make a change. The second commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. If you don’t take time to develop yourself, your neighbor is in trouble!

Don’t know how to start? PRAY!

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come..
God will show us things to come! You have specific, unique fingerprints – and a specific, unique destiny and calling upon your life. As you seek Jesus, He will lead and guide you, to maximize your impact in this life, for eternity – yet, always remember, that He walks with you in the journey, His joy is relationship – He is drawing you to Himself, in the incredible pilgrimage of life, and life more abundantly – you were never designed to be alone, nor to do life alone.
John 3:27  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

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Question: What are you going to do with your time tomorrow? How are you going to use it to affect eternal result and reward?

Let’s pray:

‘Father, teach me to number my days right. Make my life count for eternity! Use me today to make a difference in someone’s life. Deliver me from time-wasters! I ask, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen!’

If you enjoy my thoughts on leadership, from a Biblical perspective, read my book:

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Or, If you are a Christian Leader, here are some articles that I will use in my next book: Feel free to preach, teach or use them as you see fit:

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/leadership-bullets/

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Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!

Test the Spirits – Love Truth!

Test the Spirits!

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1 John 4:1 ¶ Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

The problem with true prophetic ministry has always been deception. It’s the only weapon satan has left, for he has been stripped of all power and authority when Jesus rose from the dead.

2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

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Ga 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Satan may be a liar and the father of all lies, and deception may be his only weapon, but he uses this weapon very well in the earth, even today. Just as there are true prophetic ministry and spiritual oversight, there are demonic spirits that emulate the gifts of God, with the sole intent, of causing ministries and the people of God to go astray.

De 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

Jesus warned us about false prophets:Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Why? https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/ravenous-wolves/)

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Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect

2 Corinthians 11:13
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also are transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

John 10:12
But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

2 Peter 2 [Full Chapter]
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

From the time in the garden, satan knew that if he could just get the people of God to disobey God, he would have them in his power, for how well he knows the holiness and raw power of God!
demons trembleJas 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

He knows he has no power against God, and that we do have power with God, and authority from Him. He hasn’t changed, he still whispers, ‘has God really said?’, to attempt to get us off of the Word of God, to deviate from the authority of the Scriptures. In a large sense, he has been successful.

Mohammad went up into a cave to seek God. Supposedly, an angel claiming to Gabriel appeared to him, and put him in a spiritual stupor, after clasping him, and imparting to him, ‘the oracle of God’ which Mohammad then had written, and which is now known as the Quran. Islam now claims to have a billion followers in the earth, far from Jesus, living a life of fear, violence, hatred and strife, all because one man of God, listened to another voice, heard another spirit, that pretended to be of God.

Remember, demons lie, then deceive. Jesus said ‘by their fruits, you will know them.’ And the fruit of Islam has been a blood bath for centuries.

So it is with Mormonism. A strong leader named Joseph Smith, attempting to honestly lead his people into the promised land, had a vision where Jesus and Mary supposedly appeared to him and gave him ‘a complete revelation of the Bible’, and the book of Mormon was written. Though Mormonism is not as bloody as Islam, Walter Martin in his book, ‘The Kingdom of the cults’ cites 84 key differences between Mormon doctrine and the Bible, and so you end up with a moral people, devoid of spiritual power, anointing, and living truth brought alive from the presence and power of Holy Spirit.

2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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Since these two deceptions were the crux of the 2012 US Presidential election, I mentioned them as examples, but I greatly encourage you to get a copy of Walter martin’s book, Kingdom of the Cults, (http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Cults-Walter-Martin/dp/0764228218/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415565001&sr=1-1&keywords=walter+martin+kingdom+of+the+cults)  to protect yourself from error.

Dig deep into the Word of God to discover what you believe, based upon the Bible:

John 8:31-32 (AKJV)
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Jer 14: 14 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this
land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury
them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.

In this verse, we have prophets that should have been speaking by the Holy Spirit, the revelations of God, yet they were hearing and seeing by another spirit, a spirit of divination, and they became deceived in their hearts.

This sends chills down my spine, in the fear of the Lord, for I seek holiness, the fear of the Lord, and truth above every other thing. None of us are immune to error, and as we studied church history in the lives of some of the most powerful servants of God, we see some that went off. William Branham denying the Trinity, and perhaps moving in a mix of true prophetic, and divination or familiar spirits,

John Alexander Dowie, claiming to be ‘a reincarnation of John the Baptist’ in his latter years, and on it goes. What about many today who ‘prophesy’ money out of people’s pockets, in the name of the Lord? Surely there are true prophets that move in the financial realm, but how many times have we heard an offering taken up, that just doesn’t sit right in our heart?

Act 16:16 ¶ And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
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We must listen to our hearts and test the spirits. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t right.

1 John 4:1 ¶ Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should
come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Just finished a great little book, given to us by Billye Brim, called The Authority of the Believer, by John A. Macmillan. It is a great book on spiritual authority and warfare, but the last couple of chapters talk about many cases of demonic interaction with people. One chapter talks about the rise of modern day spiritualism stems from actual communication with spirits claiming to be the souls of loved ones who had died some years previously. As these spirits communicated through tapping, and other methods, the group of adherents to this mess, went from two teenaged girls, to over 10 million.

Just because an experience is supernatural, does not mean it is of God!

Remember Moses, when he appeared before Pharaoh and God turned his staff into a serpent? The Egyptian priests did the same thing by demonic power.

Please stay grounded in truth, as you move in the revelatory gifts of the Holy Spirit. I have to believe that as I stay rooted and grounded in the Word of God, that God Himself will send both laborers and teaching materials about demonic errors to keep us clean spiritually.

Like any Bible doctrine, there is a ditch on either side.

With this teaching, the two ditches are demonic deception resulting in supernatural revelation coming from demons instead of God, and then on the other side, strict legalism, resulting in no tolerance, or allowance of prophetic ministry and guidance to the church of the living God.

There is a straight and narrow way through these perils!

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The cure for misuse of a gift is not “no use”, rather, “correct use”.

1Co 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

These are the last days, the season when the anti-Christ spirit will manifest in a man. He is described here in

2 Thess 2:This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.

truth love

If we determine to love truth and embrace it, we will be protected from sinister ministers, and snakes in pulpits, wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I take my place in your kingdom, determined to walk in truth. Open my eyes to the true state of the ministries you have called me to, and give me wisdom on how best to pray, preach, feed, and lead your people, to best grow them up in you, and your perfect plan for us, and deliver me and protect me any others from all false prophetic, dreams, visions, or manifestation. Keep me in truth, at all cost, and prevent me from going astray. In any case that I have heard or seen things in the spirit, that are not from you, but are demonic deception, please show me, cleanse me, and keep me pure and holy in your sight, and submitted to your Word, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

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The Friendly Counsel of God – We have friends in High Places!

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The Friendly Counsel of God!

You know, in business you meet some really great people sometimes, people of honor, integrity, excellence, and great wisdom from life experience. Along the way, I made decisions to try and include these folks in my life as mentors, respecting their time, yet enjoying the privilege of being able to simply pick up the cell phone and call them for counsel, when I had a decision to make. We are friends, and because they care about me, and want me to succeed, they give me friendly, wise counsel, so I can prosper.

Well, there is One, wiser, richer, more seasoned and powerful than all of them combined, that is God, Creator of Heaven and earth, seated upon the throne, with Jesus at His right hand. Truly, if we know Jesus, we have influential friends in high places, and we are called to walk with them, seated with Christ in heavenly places, as royalty in the courts of our heavenly King!

Today, as I read Job 29:4

‘Just as I was in the days of my youth, when ‘THE FRIENDLY COUNSEL OF GOD WAS OVER MY TENT.’

I am grateful for my wealthy friends, but they are never the source of my wealth. Nope, I endeavour to live a life of holiness and obedience that ever places a smile on the face of Jesus. Living in such a way, that He might see comfort and reward for His great sufferings, doing what I can to encourage Him, as He too sees the horror, tragedy, and mess of this pain wracked earth.

He knows, He loves, He weeps, then He acts, sometimes with brutal intensity in His government, to stop evil, punish predatory people, and to protect and bless His family in the earth.

If I take the time to get to know Him, He gives me wonderful, friendly counsel…

He did it again tonight, at a moment when my emotions threatened to cause me to make some brutal decisions, decisions that would have been wrong for my life. He came, He spoke, He brought comfort, He again revealed His glory, and showed me that I was placing a smile upon His face.

I don’t know what you are going through today, but if you love Jesus, He will go through it with you, and will never leave you in the fight, and if you ask Him, He will always make a way, even where there appears to be no way.

Is it not written?

1 Corinthians 10:13Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].

Listen, as He speaks to your heart today

John 10:27(NIV)

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

I am totally committed to fully obeying Him alone, no matter what people do, or don’t do to me or for me.

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Let’s pray:

‘Father, I come into Your courts today, with thanksgiving, praise, and worship determined to honor You and who You are to me. Thank you for the privilege of Your counsel, comfort, wealth, provision, and direction today. May I live today, to put a smile on Your face Lord Jesus. Amen’

Our faith journey on Social Media…

Our faith journey on Social Media...

Beginning Jan of 2013,  the Lord directed me to use Facebook and Social Media on purpose to  share His love and life through our family, and our daily Bible readings. We presently use the One Year Bible and it has been much fun, as the Word has come alive again, as He flows through us to meet needs of people around the world! Just for fun, I’m going to add some family pics of some of our missionary trips at the end of this blog.

We pastored in Canada, and have used FB to stay connected with family and former church members, but had around 500 friends.

Now, using this WordPress blog, there are well over 10,000 people that follow us, as we serve as full time missionaries in an organization we pioneered called AOMMinistries, a name taken from Psalm 2:8 – Ask of me, and I will give the nations for and inheritance..

ask0Assignments from the Lord have changed, but His Word is the rock solid foundation upon which we build, and the book Is ALIVE!

Here is what we are working on in 2015: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/aomministries-2015-master-plan/

It is great to get to know all of you!

I do a lot of the posts, but Karen, and now the children post too. (She usually signs her name, so people know its her.)

There is an amazing truth, that has again amazed me this past year, as we have shared God’s love over social Media.
The Word of God is ALIVE!

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

WOG alive
As we have shared, and commented, tweeted, posted, and walked in faith, God has opened many doors for us to speak, teach, or simply just pray with people who are needing a touch of heaven.

Truly, the Word of God has gone places over the internet, that I had no idea it would go.

There have been some exciting discussions, that Holy Spirit used to generate some often brutal dialogue around the Word of God. Two of my favorites have been a simple question I posted, that received 80 comments in the first 15 mins: The question was: Should every Christian speak in other tongues?

The article I wrote to answer this question can be read here: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/is-speaking-in-other-tongues-of-god/

Another, that went viral pretty quick, was my response to gun control. The article was written after a discussion with some Christian retired servicemen, and is pretty strong:

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/did-jesus-give-the-2nd-amendment/

These quips, quotes, and in-depth Bible studies, have now gone around the world, to the point that I see this verse come true in our lives:

Ac 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

WOG grew
We have transitioned too!

We have gone from being part-owners in two construction companies, to now, full-time missionaries, teaching, writing, and praying for many things each day.

We registered a ministry in 2009, called AOM Ministries, from Ps 2: 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

We have asked, and God has given us friends and opportunities to minister His Word, in many nations now, and it gets more exciting each day.

In 2013, I completed my first book: Parable of the Sower: A Kingdom Parable.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Parable-Sower-Kingdom/dp/1491207825/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399065758&sr=8-2&keywords=parable+of+the+sower+Christopher

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Was a lot of work, but now I have now published my second book, based on the continued flow of revelation and insight from the Word of God, and my continued Holy Spirit directed studies.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_16/188-3411623-1118809?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=worship+not+just+a+song&sprefix=worship+not+just%2Caps%2C1016

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In 2013, I disciplined myself to read 2 books each week, and I learned some things, after I completed the 100 book mark.

In 2014, the Lord gave us an assignment to the Navajo nation, to do what we could to bring reconciliation between the main-line church, the US government and the Navajo nation. This involved a total of 8 trips to Arizona and New Mexico, where many incredible things occurred. You can read about them in my upcoming book – Welcome to the Grand Illusion – A prophetic prayer strategy to take American back.

Welcome to the Grand Illusion - A Prophetic Prayer Strategy to Take America Back!

.http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Grand-illusion-Prophetic-Strategy/dp/1497594839/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429722053&sr=8-1&keywords=Welcome+to+the+Grand+Illusion

Now, it is time to apply the knowledge to practical application, and much have what I have learned is so in depth, that only a book can give you the time to read, assimilate, and digest the deeper truths from the Word of God, that I have learned.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/why-publish-the-word-of-god/

I am still passionately in love with Jesus, determined to take His Word, with signs following, to the uttermost parts of the earth!

God loves You

I have now published over 1000 articles on the blog site, on many, many relevant Christian topics!

There are teaching series on Christian Leadership, Healing, Spirit Led Living, Evangelism, Native American issues, Racism, Our Identity in Christ, Faith and many other topics! Truly, everything we need for life and godliness is in the Word of God!

defineToday, I saw this post on Twitter, and it prompted me to respond with the series I wrote on ‘Who we are in Christ’

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/in-him-we-live-and-move-and-have-our-being/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/seeing-ourselves-as-god-sees-us/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/youre-who-affects-your-do-until-we-are-through/

If you want a some more highlights from the blog, check out:

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/the-blog-approaching-1000/

There are many articles in there, designed to answer often tough questions, quickly. Use them however you see fit. I find it easy to simply cut and paste links on various Social Media, rather than recreate the wheel so to speak.

Let continue to walk together in Jesus!

Keep Smiling!

Jesus is Lord!

Chris Walsh

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Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

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Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!

Kenny Willy

Protocol – giving a copy of my first book to pastor Willie Jock with chief Kenny Blacksmith, in Ottawa, ON Canada

Ben Shelly

With President Ben Shelley of the Navajo Nation, in Window Rock, Arizona

Keila Mexico

Keila preaching in Juarez, Mexico with evangelist Daniel King

Natural Falls

Stopped at Natural Falls, OK enroute to pick up a donation of tables and chairs for Navajo Nation, with ‘uncle’ Harry Hayes.

Quebec

In Quebec City, Quebec, with Chateau Frontenac in background (where I was born)
rhema lights

At Rhema at Christmas lights, in Broken Arrow, OK, where Karen and I graduated Bible school and were married

Billy Joe

With my last true pastor, Billy Joe Daugherty, getting pictures taken before Africa trip

Victory Christmas

At Victory Christian Center, Tulsa, Ok, where we attended 8 years.

 

Bring Back the Cross!

Bring Back the Cross!

Bring Back the Cross!

Today, as we go through our yearly Bible reading, these simple words jumped off the page at me, ‘WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS!’ coupled with the thought: BRING BACK THE CROSS!

It seems as I endeavor to be fully led by the Holy Spirit, fully, daily, each new season of life and ministry, requires a fresh trip to the cross, where another alter is raised up to Jesus in the sacred depths of my heart, where the fire of His holiness, meets the idol of my self-will…and again I consecrate, and become that living sacrifice to Jesus this generation needs…

Let’s take a look together:

Rom 8:1 ¶ There is therefore now no condemnation to them WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross- bearers here below.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Today, as I find myself surrounded by good people who struggle with grief in the loss of loved ones, guilt and shame over things they have done, trauma and torment over atrocities they have seen or committed, I weep, knowing the freedom that can only come at the cross of Jesus Christ. Counseling, medicine, even great churches and the comfort and love of family and great Christians, cannot replace the horror of the cross of Jesus. Here, and only here, when an individual, personally admits to God, their crimes, hurts, frustrations, losses, heartbreaks, and deepest sickest secrets, does the divine exchange occur. He forgives, and removes the burden, heals the broken heart, delivers a sin sick soul from torment.

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Only, at the cross…

We need men of the cross, with the message of the cross, bearing the marks of the cross.

Vance Havner

There is no other way. Human counsel only goes so far…

There are sacred secrets to be told to God, and God alone. Pains too deep for human consolation, healing and forgiveness granted, only at the foot of the cross of Jesus.

At the Cross, His blood flowed freely, and it provides an atonement, a healing, a cleansing from our sin, sickness and pain.

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Heb 9: 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Under the law, in the holiness of God, there was only one punishment: death!

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life…

Yet, even under the law, God allowed certain substitutions to occur. Instead of us bearing the punishment for our crimes, we could offer the life of an animal, as an atonement, a guilt offering, it’s blood shed in our place, to cover our transgression.

Yet, there are things in the earth that no animal blood can cover. Murder, rape, treachery, betrayals of sacred trusts, perversions of the worst kind, innocent blood shed at our hands…

The blood of animals could cover our sin, but never erase it. Our conscience, our memories deep inside, still ate at us with guilt.

This is the torment of the mother who aborted her child, flashbacks, guilt, depression, because as Mother Theresa said: Abortion is the only crime that takes two lives, the life of the child, and the heart of the mother. There is only place to find peace, when, in truth, we face the horror of what we have done, and we cry out to God, and ask Him to forgive us for taking the life of our child. Then, we discover the horror of the cross, become the object of our deliverance, and the divine exchange occurs. His blood, ever alive before the throne of God, reaches into the deepest part of us, and He washes us clean, taking our guilt, shame, depression, grief, pain, and exchanging it for His love, acceptance, forgiveness, and blessed peace that passes all understanding

Works the same for the veterans I have counseled, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-jesus-heals/)

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The panic attacks, the explosive fits of rage, the nightmares, the flashbacks, tormenting beyond what words can express, in response to horrors performed or witnessed in the heat of battle. You can counsel, medicate, perform therapy, but at the cross, God reaches into the deepest part of a man, and recreates him, free from it all.

What about the victim of sexual abuse? Whether the victim or perpetrator, things performed in the secrecy of darkness, sick secrets that continue to haunt, torment, seduce, arouse…Can there be freedom from this uncleaness?
Only at the cross…

It has been said, that we are only as sick as our secrets…

Tell Him about it today. Give it all to Him. Allow Him into your deepest pain, your sickest secrets, pour out your heart to Him. He knows anyway, He saw it all…and He loves you anyway, longing to forgive you!

Michah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy

He will meet you there….

Time will not heal all wounds, but Jesus can, and will, at the cross.

Stop the dances with denial, deception and devils today, by embracing the blood He shed for you, personally, on the altar of ultimate sacrifice, His cross.

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Listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbuDlbx-_Ng

Let’s pray:

Father God, Creator of Heaven and earth, God Almighty: You know, You understand, You see, and You saw all that I saw, I did, and that was done to me. Forgive me! I choose to forgive those who did such evil against me, but only You can handle my rage, my pain, at the injustice of it all. Take it! I give it to You. It is too much for me, so I lay it all down at the cross. Replace my loss, with Yourself. Fill my heart with Your peace, Your presence, Your grace, and bring me peace, heal me, give me something to give back to this hurting world. I’m done running, but choose to allow Your to lead me, guide me, and use me as an instrument of Your blessing, honor, and glory in the earth, in this generation. I give it all to You Lord Jesus, knowing You hear, care, and love me, AMEN!

Thoughts Words and Deliberate Deeds!

Thoughts Words and Deliberate Deeds!

Thoughts Words and Deeds

Thoughts:
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

thoughts

We work on getting our minds transformed by the Word of God, and we constantly, in this fight of faith, must take our thoughts captive to the Word of God. We resist, rebuke, and stand against thoughts that appear contrary to the Word of God, and in a general sense, this we must do, in order to live a holy life, in thought, and in purity of heart.

pure blessed

Our heart of hearts, our human spirit, the place where Jesus lives when we received us, only has three gates: Our eye gate, ear gate, and mouth gate.

To walk in holiness and purity, we must guard what we look at, hear, and speak.

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Yet, sometimes, we move according to the Word of God, assuming we know to do right, and discover troubling Scriptures, one’s that allow the living God, breathing room.

Imagine the distress of Joseph, engaged to married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and then to discover her to be pregnant!

He loves her, and the law would have her stoned for her unfaithfulness, yet he decides, to simply break the engagement, and to put her away quietly.

Outwardly, I would agree with his decision, yet God speaks to hearts..We know the story:

Mt 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

His godly principals got rocked by the voice of the Creator of the universe!

We think godly thoughts, for this we are commanded to do:

Is 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
thoughts world

Yet, while Joseph was fighting his internal battle of decision, he was interrupted by the higher thoughts of God:
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.

Moral of the story: It is good to be a man of principal, a godly man, but when God Himself speaks, it is better to be a man of God!

The same thing goes with words:

Jesus taught us: Mt 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Jas 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

So we need to watch our words, to grow in maturity…

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Then, there are our deeds:
Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
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The primary work of faith is words, yet God expects us to do something with what we believe. We need to act upon what we believe, and what these corresponding actions need to be, to manifest and demonstrate our faith, boil down to this:

Whatever He says: ‘DO IT!’.

Seems this phrase has become my battle cry these past couple of years, as daily, I seek His face, His voice, for clear direction in this calling and mandate upon my life. You do too.

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Quickly, as you sell out to Jesus, you discover, that Mt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

It is a spirit led lifestyle that pleases God, a living relationship with a living God, not merely a religious exercise.

Jesus was our example, He only did the will of our heavenly Father: We can too!

In general, we carefully guard our thoughts, our words, and our lifestyle, walking and ever moving forward in faith in sometimes nothing else than His written Word.

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Yet there are times, we face impossibilities, and if we are honest, we do not know what to do.

We ask Him for wisdom, and His way to be revealed, but if we don’t know, we don’t know.

Spiritual intelligence in leadership is in this verse:

1Co 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.,
We know in part, and prophesy in part…

Let’s pray:
‘Lord Jesus, You are my Lord, my Shepherd, my pastor. May I be faithful to think right, speak right, and act right before You today. For the brutal, or unknown circumstances of my life, may I have the courage to wait, and hear, what You would reveal I must do, in light of what Your reveal. May I ever hear Your voice, and whatever you say, may I instantly obey, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

The Blessing of Abraham is Still Working!

The Blessing of Abraham is Still Working!

The Blessing of Abraham is still working!

Ge 32:12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Deut 1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)

Hosea1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

In these verses, we see the promise God made to Abraham, manifesting down the corridor of time…Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Hosea echos the same promise, being fulfilled through the seed of Abraham, Israel, and the Jewish people.

Yet Jesus came, born of a Jewish lineage, fulfillment of the seed of Abraham, the promised Messiah.

He fulfilled the prophecies, and He died upon the cross, as Isaiah said he would suffer.

Isaiah 53:NLT

He was despised and rejected—
    a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
    He was despised, and we did not care.

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
    it was our sorrows[a] that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
    a punishment for his own sins!
But he was pierced for our rebellion,
    crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
    He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
    We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
    the sins of us all.

Yet, He rose from the dead! He’s alive! He ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of Elohim, God our Father.

And so we are commanded to believe, to become adopted into the family of God, sons of the living God…

Ga 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Ga 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Ga 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

No longer is the covenant only to the Jew, but God, in His infinite mercy, has opened it to us Gentiles too!

We can now worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, only through the shed blood of Yeshua!

Jesus has made a way, for He is the way, the truth and the life!
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Ga 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Ga 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Ga 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Ga 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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It is by faith that we are saved, not by works. If you believe in Jesus as your Lord, Savior, and redeemer, you shall be saved, and the blessing of Abraham is working in your life, as you believe!

Today, as I was reading through my yearly Bible reading, I read this verse: Psalm 105:Remember the wonders he has performed,
    his miracles, and the rulings he has given,
you children of his servant Abraham,

.Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I believe in Jesus! I have received Him as my Lord, and I am Your child. I believe that this blessing you promised Abraham, is working powerfully in my life, multiplying and prospering me in all that I do! Thank you Father, Thank Your Jesus! Amen!