The Lord Takes His Own Side!

The Lord takes His own side!
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Josh 5: 13 ¶ And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

Who’s side you on God? Thought you were with us?

I am on the side of the one who is with me, for I am holy.

Learning to walk in this, to always, no matter what, take Jesus side in life, before, during, and after every battle.
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Last night, as the tornado sirens blared, and we watched the Doppler, screaming at the storm, commanding it to leave, to stop it’s destruction, and one touched down less than a mile from where we are living, it is good to be on God’s side!

Why? While other places received destruction and golf ball sized hail, we were untouched, unharmed, and enjoyed a good night’s sleep.

We are on God’s side!


How about you?

‘Let’s pray
Jesus, you are not just THE Lord, but I want you to be MY Lord. Show me the ways I am doing my own thing, and straying from your perfect will for my life, and show me what I need to do, to get back on track with you, not just THE Way, but my Way, and Waymaker. Amen’

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Unity – A Cry of Jesus Heart

 

Unity

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The Word of the Lord, come to the tribes, through and from the elders  is ‘unity’. Convergence…

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These are the host peoples of this land, and for those of us in the US, we need to have ears to hear, and eyes to see, what God is speaking and revealing…. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-first-nations-mandate/

Genesis 11:6

And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.

From the beginning of time, there has been spiritual power generated, when people work together in unity.

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“On the concept of unity- “Thatʼs right-Jesusʼ most pressing concern before
leaving the earth was our unity. He was looking ahead, to every generation of
believer. And as he prayed, he made it clear that our witness as his body in this
fractured , messed-up, chaotic world would depend on our love for another.”
Ed Galisewski, A Simpler Faith: Hope For Those Who Struggle With Church    

Jesus said if only two of us might agree in prayer, as touching anything, it would be done for us

Matt18: 19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and [g]everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.

20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the midst of them.

When Jesus, King of the Universe shows up, things happen!

Deuteronomy 32:30

How could one have chased a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had delivered them up?

There is great spiritual power released, when people come together in prayer, in Jesus, in purpose….

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In Oklahoma, Governer Haskell, in his inaugural address over the state said:

“where the original owners of the state had not yet been conquered, but had joined with their white neighbors in forming a new commonwealth, and he found in the red and white stripes of the American flag, a new symbolism, of the red man and the white man united under the azure sky.”

This is indeed our prayer in Oklahoma, as we see the history of broken treaties, promises, hearts, we cry unto God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth:‘Father in heaven, Creator, do a miracle here, and across America, where indeed, you might heal; the relationships between the red and white man, united under Your azure sky. Only You can do this thing, for the history and wounds are very deep, but the depths of the cross of Jesus, Yeshua, are deeper. Make it happen, do a miracle, for our eyes are on You, AMEN!’

Now, here in Oklahoma, we have every tongue, every tribe (39 tribes!), and every nation represented, as international businesses and ministries have been raised up here from this red soil.

Yet, wherever you are, unity is worth fighting for. Not unity of language, culture, nor over tradition. No, Godly unity, is unity through diversity.

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God has given our unique destinies, languages, cultures, for He will have a witness, from every nation of the earth before His throne.

Revelation 1:7

Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth shall gaze upon Him and beat their breasts and mourn and lament over Him. Even so [must it be]. Amen (so be it).

Revelation 5:9

And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

Unity, can come, in Jesus, Yeshua, between Jew and Gentile, Indian and white man, red and yellow black and white, we are all precious in His sight. The culture of heaven supercedes every earthly culture, the rule and reign of Jesus love, greater than the government of any tribe or nation!

So, I rewrote a prayer of Unity, that still speaks to me today, and is a battle cry of heaven…

Prayer for Unity

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Been thinking about David Ruis song: Break Dividing Walls, as
prophetic key to revival in regions and this nation:.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRtltD2ysg

John 17: 11 ¶ And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

17 ¶ Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

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

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 ¶ Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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Ps 133:1 ¶ «A Song of degrees of David.» Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the
blessing, even life for evermore.

Unity produces God’s commanded blessing!

Let’s Pray:

Father, I join in the prayer of Jesus, asking You, for unity in the Body of Christ in my people, tribe, city, state, and this nation.

Reveal the glory that you have given us Jesus, that sanctifies us and cleanses us of our foolish ways. May truth be spoken in love that is revealed to us deep within, that cleanses us of our own ways and
agendas, that we may take our place before You Father, Creator of Heaven and earth, in the Body of Christ, bringing our particular gift and supply of Holy Spirit, that we may all work together for the harvest, the increase of your kingdom and Body, as we grow together in love.

Warrior God, King of Heaven’s armies, burn with passion and zeal in me, to see my people find the peace, love, healing, provision, and joy, that only comes from You, and You alone, as I walk before You with clean hands, purity of heart, and clear eyes to see….

Help me to be a peacemaker to my people, my family, my tribe and council, to each other, and to this city and region, a bridge builder causing people, families, ministries, governments, businesses, organizations, and our communities to work together in love and one accord, sharing resources that You so richly provide to us, generously, to get needs of people met, that You be glorified.

Father help us as leaders to stand strong for people, programs, ministries, administrative processes, ordained of You, constantly growing and refining them to bear much fruit for You. Those agendas that are of our own making, or that have outlived their usefulness to you and your specific calling upon our lives, please prune and remove them, by Your own hand.

Help us to be pliable in your hand, flowing together with other peoples, ministries, and leaders here in our community, city and land, as You grant us supernatural wisdom, to avoid strife and discord as far as it remains with us.

Help to remain humble, teachable, and make your servant heart of aggressive growth continue to burn bright in and through us, that the world may see your love.

In your authority, I break dividing walls between family members, community factions, clans, tribes, ministries, governments,denominations, and congregations, loosing reconciliation, revelation, love, and understanding between us. I command all judgment, haughtiness, bitterness, pride, arrogancy, unforgiveness, religion, offence, tradition, racism: MOVE, in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ!

There, we enforce your kingdom in righteousness, peace, and joy, in power, anointing, and commanded blessing, in the love of God and name and authority of King Jesus! Amen!

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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!

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40 Day Prayer Vigil Against Racism

40 Day Prayer Vigil Against Racism

40 Days of Prayer against Racism

As we prepare for the reading of the Tulsa Race Riot eyewitness account, on July 1st at the Tulsa Historical Society, through the Afro American Resource Branch of Rudisill Public Library we are committed to this 40 day prayer vigil, in advance of the event.

We believe that ‘Unless God gets involved, it is merely men talking, but when God gets involved, hearts and minds can be changed by His Spirit’

Today’s prayer point is: that God generational racism, stemming from broken treaties with First Nations peoples, and the resulting brokenness, bitterness, and hatred that resulted from stolen lands and resources. That God heal, hearts and minds, and provide divine justice, forgiveness, mercy and restitution to those who have been stolen from and oppressed. That He forgive the oppressors, and open their eyes to their pride, greed, selfishness, and ruthlessness, That He might forgive them, and reveal His great love and mercy towards this, and reveal to them how to change, and make restitution wherever possible. That all of us walk in humility, strength, dignity, courage, and boldness, knowing that we are all equally loved and valued by God.
That we all need the cross of Jesus Christ for forgiveness, that we all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, that only in Him can we heal together.
Pr 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
Ac 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Please forward this, to anyone who might consider joining us in this prayer vigil, directly targeting the eradication of racism, such a critical need in our city.

Keep Smiling!

Jesus is Lord
Chris Walsh
Do you know Jesus?

Each day, we seek first the kingdom of God, and this post is designed to encourage you to read through your Bible, daily, each year.

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

Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Each day, as we read, we must meet with Him, for He is life!

Knowing Him, is the difference between heaven and hell, healing and sickness, heartbreak or peace, success or failure…

Today, give Him your life, for He is King of the universe. Only God, your Creator, the One who flung the universe into being, is big enough to fully understand the complexity of who you really are, powerful enough to literally recreate your life from all its drama’s and tragedies, and loving enough to heal your deepest pain. He knows you, and He cares…
The question is: Do you know Him?

Ac 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Call on Him today! He knows you, and He loves you! He will speak to you and give you direction, purpose, and peace!

Ro 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.
Let’s pray!
“Father God in heaven, I come to you now, and ask that You would forgive me. I choose to believe, that You raised Jesus from the dead, and Lord Jesus, I receive You now. Please come into my life, and fill me with Your presence, plan, and purpose, that I am created to live. Fill me with Your love, and may I obey, and love all those You place in my path, Amen.”

Not by Works- It’s all about love!

Not by Works- It's all about love!

Not by works –

Unmasking performance orientation…

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Not of works, yet created unto good works, Hm!

Well, fasten your seat belts folks, here we go.

In my old time evangelistic preaching, I used to proclaim, Jesus, is the way, the truth and the life, and He wants a personal relationship with you. You can know Him, and He will forgive you, and grant you not only eternal life, but life and life more abundantly, here and now.
Religion has always been man’s works, his rules and regulations, where you work, and work, and work, trying to earn the acceptance and approval of God.

Jesus, is God’s way to reach man.

None of us can ever earn a way into heaven, no matter how hard we work, salvation is a free gift, granted to us by God upon the cross, and our job is to simply receive it.

John 1:12 (AKJV)

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Jesus, God the Son, came, not to make bad people good, nor good people better, rather to make dead people alive!

We who know Him, are unlike any other species on planet earth, we have literally become new creations in Him, God lives in our hearts, our bodies have become His temple.

It is the stewardship and obedience to this life we have received that is the sole focus of heaven!

labor lifeNeither, can we work, and earn any particular grace or blessing from God, because we have earned it!

First, we must believe we receive something, according to either the written or revealed Word, of God, and then, our works of faith will keep in step with the specific leadings and promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Here is the problem:

God loves us, individually, more than the work we do.

He is a jealous God, and desires intimacy with us.

We are designed to be loved, and from the overflow of the love we receive, we love, and work to create a better world.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
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The problem is, most of the earthly love we have ever received, that is human love, is conditional.

If you do this, then I will love and reward you. If you do not, I will reject you, and turn my back upon you.

When a baby is born, how much can it do to protect itself? Provide for itself? Feed itself? Care for itself?

Yet, that baby is designed to receive love, care, provision, protection…

What happens, is because of this messed up world, we live in, most children are not loved well.

So, the child grows up, and learns, that in order to be loved and accepted, they have to perform, often like a circus dog, jumping through death defying feats, hoops of fire, and incredible hardship, just to get that treat and pat on the head from its master.

God is not that way!

God is a loving Father, and we He created us, He did it because He wanted a family, He wants children, to love, care for, protect, provide for, that will love Him back. He longs for relationship, and from that relationship of love, He creates wonderful works for us to walk in, works specifically and individually designed, for our unique and individual personalities, gifts, and characters.

Are we going to be provided for? YES!

When He gives us into the earth, He created, for our life, provision for it!

Yet, we are taught, that we must work for that provision.

This is a half a truth, and the problem with half of a truth, is you are not quite sure which half you got.

Yes, there are principals and laws of seedtime and harvest in the earth, that people have operated by, and become wealthy. Yet, working WITH the Lord in His blessing and grace, will bring increase and prosperity:

They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them

Yet, I am dealing with a specific heart condition here.

Wealthy, does not equal Godly prosperity.

Prosperity, God’s way, means having the love, presence, and provision of God, to meet any human need.

I have met wealthy Christians, prospered by God’s own hand.

In general, they are people of integrity, honor, wisdom, and great love and strength.

I have also met wealthy people, who either were godless, or worse yet, religious.

These folks, are mean, or often depraved.

What do I mean by depraved?

Well, all that money will do, is make more of YOU.

If you like wine, women and song, well, more money, will simply produce more wine, more women, and more music and sound systems.

Whatever you like, money will make more of. I have been in homes with exquisite Media rooms, watched wealthy doctors do a line of cocaine upon entry into their homes, or immediately mix a whiskey on the rocks to start the evening. Others, on their second or third marriage, are in bondage to lust, pornography, sex, literally looking for love in all the wrong places.

What if though, you love Jesus?

What if you honestly love people, and seek to better the human condition?

More money for you, is going to build strong churches, Bible schools, orphanages, food to the poor, evangelism, prison outreaches, clothing and humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and works of compassion into the earth.

Here is what the Lord is really dealing with me, Mr. type ‘A’ mover and shaker dude.

Seems that much of what I used to do, was based upon my own initiatives, desires, and motivations.

As the owner of a construction company, I’ve been a ‘getter done’ kind of guy.

Most men are.

Although I have been a Christian, I would simply ‘throw one up there’ prayers in the morning, and then turn on the computer and the phone, and GO!

Used 6000 mins/month on my cell phone, and spent way too much money buying meals for clients, selling work, and making things happen.

Spending money on things I didn’t like, to impress people I sometimes didn’t like, and who often did not like me, because of my walk with the Lord.

While spirit led works are Biblical, flesh and soulical works, produce no eternal consequence.

In this life, and in the long run, these soulical generated works, will self-destruct.

Why?

God loves us, and wants a relationship!

When I have run, and run, and run, and worked and organized, agonized, managed, financed, pushed, and pressed with all of my might, and finally fall at His feet, exhausted, poured out, cored out, at a level of fatigue only another leader can truly understand: He will meet with me.
If I am wise: I will rest, allow Him to pour His Word, and teaching, and refreshment, and the love, strength, comfort, wisdom, and gentle grace that only He can give, and then gently arise, and walk with Him, in wonderful relationship, peace, love, and joy in Holy Spirit.
If I refuse,
Is 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. 16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
18 ¶ And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Working in my own strength, my own way, only fulfills:

and your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
I have learned, through much pain:

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
If mere hard work, organization, discipline, and zeal were all that was required, Hitler, Napoleon, Kublai Khan and Stalin would have succeeded in their quest to rule the world. Yet, they forgot God…

Here, where I live, the motto of the state of Oklahoma is ‘Labor omnia vincit’, which is Latin for “Hard work conquers all.”

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Well, I am all for hard work.

Nothing so satisfying as your head hitting the pillow after a productive day, where you hit it, got it, and got it done!

This motto is a reference to the early pioneers of the Oklahoma territory.

Now, perhaps I am unique, (LOL!), but as God has grown and gifted me, I am prone to overdo some things.

Balance is not always one of my strongest qualities, I like to get stuff done.

I understand ‘make something happen’. I have loved faith teaching, that amplifies this thought by ‘grab hold of the promises, and go for it’.

I understand GO!

Yet, God is a very living God, and there are other commands He can give.

How about “STOP!”?
How about “Wait!”
How about “NO!”
How about “Sit down over there, and let me teach you a few things!”

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Remember Mary and Martha?

I have seen more executives with high blood pressure, heart attacks, and various health conditions, because things got outta balance, or dare I say, away from God’s will for their lives, over into self will for their lives?

Most of you know my testimony, working some 14-16 hour days for years, without a day off for several years, until I found myself, blacked out at the wheel of my truck, in the median in the middle of Highway 75 coming up from Glenpool, having experienced a mini-stroke. When I finally got to emergency, seems my blood pressure was 200/150, and I had work to do, to regain my health. Took a couple of years, some radical life changes (exercise, diet, sleep, reduced hours at work, and yes, even a couple of vacations!)

Now, I am in a different type of press:
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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What does this look like in my life?

Much more prayer, Bible study, journaling, and a firm determination to correctly hear accurately, what I believe God is saying to me, and then gently, quietly, letting Him open doors for my gift and calling, instead of my previous method of kicking down any doors that appeared closed.

Now, I have learned, that just because God speaks about some things HE clearly wants me to do, that perhaps, I might need to learn a few things, about how He wants them done.

Perhaps, so do you.

How many times do I hear of folks, experiencing brutal circumstances, or health conditions, that I believe, could have been averted completely, had they accurately heard and obeyed God.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

He loves you, He really does. You are not an orphan, and you do not need to work to receive His love.

Yet, Jesus sees past the ‘what’ you are doing, to the ‘why’, and I hear Him weeping for many of you today, as you, like a hamster on a treadmill, are running hard, but going nowhere.

One day of God’s favor, one instance of His power demonstrated, one glimpse of His glory, is greater that the sum total of all the work you have ever done, or will do.

Think about it for a second: He is the one who flung the stars into being, created the universe…

It is my prayer, that right now, wherever you are, you hear this word, and take a second to quietly look up into His face, and say hello. Simply because He told me to write this, He’s going to show up, and speak, reveal, and demonstrate to you, His great love for you, His child.

Now, what are you going to do about it?

Are you willing to let Him run your show?

Will you, like me, make a radical decision, that if He does not tell you personally, to do something, in His timing, that you will refuse to do it?

Or, are you gonna run some more?

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Serving the tyranny of unfulfilled expectations from: your own passions and pride, those around you, your family?

Or will you, determine to discover the life you were born to live, the one created for you from before the foundation of the world?

As I think of the revival, now known as ‘The Toronto Blessing’, this was the message that changed my life, forever. That I have a Father in heaven, that loves me, and will meet with me, and love out my deepest pains, fears, and questions, and from this place of intimacy with Him, I actually get something to give, to a hurting world.

Ps 37:Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

If you willingly learn to allow Him to love you, He will change even the desires of your heart, giving you peace instead of tyranny…

Soaking up His love and presence like a sponge, I am one who has been, and who is still being changed, to become more like Jesus.

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I study, I learn, I pray, I work, and I grow.

This commitment to intimacy and growth, I am learning, is the greatest thing I can do for God, and my fellow man…I hazard to guess, it’s yours too. The first commandment, to love God with ALL of our heart, mind, soul and strength, precedes the second – to love our neighbor as ourselves.

You see, when we truly love Him, He will reach back into us, into the deepest unmet hungers and emotional needs in our hearts, and meet them, with Himself. His passion, intimacy, and presence is like a drug from which there is no greater high. To this, I am an addict, and as I receive my daily ‘fix’, I am able to work with Him, to fix this broken Creation.

I am not you, and you are not me. You are unique, and your gift and calling is different than anyone else’s on the planet.

Yet, you will never find satisfaction in the Creation, until you intimately know Him, your Creator. There is a place of intimacy, He is calling you to….Now!

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2 Corinthians 6:16 and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

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I know, it seems weird, slowing down so that you can speed up. Schedule time where you sit at His feet. Maybe you can play the audio Bible like I do, and go into ‘soaking’ mode, allowing Holy Spirit to go deep inside your soul, and minister to your deepest hungers. Truly, the fate of the world rests upon it!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, meet with me. I need You, show me my need, my hungers, passions, longings, that You alone can satiate. Visit me, speak to me, reveal to me Your love, Your presence, Your passion, Your purpose for my life, for I come to Your throne, only by Your shed blood Lord Jesus, the way…Amen’

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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!