We Will Stand!

Over the years, we have become friends with a precious woman of God, Loretta Miller Smail. She truly loves Jesus, and He loves her. She has been given a beautiful gift of song, and of the songs she writes, there is one, that I believe, is a word that must be heard all across the United States of America, especially during these difficult times.

In the Media, we see treachery, and politically there is turmoil, yet in the heart of this nation, is a victorious church, determined to walk in holiness before God, for His sake, and this people are the hope of America, Jesus victorious church.

Loretta gathered together a bunch of friends, and had this video produced. I am the guy in the white hardhat, representing the construction industry. The video speaks life and hope!

Here it is, please share it as far as you able, for the glory of the Lord!

 

Loretta has a remarkable life story, having overcome great horror as a child, to live victoriously for Jesus now. Please learn more about her at: http://lorettasmail.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Therein is wisdom:

1Co_4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
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We see quickly, that we are not loose cannons, running around performing our own wills, rather, humble servants, listening intently, daily, to the instructions of the Holy Spirit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel 9:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thoughts on Effective Prophetic Intercession for nations

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

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

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

Ezekial 22: 29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rom 8: 19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
20 For the creation (nature) was subjected to [i]frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope
21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
22 We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.
23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praying for Weather Systems

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A Word from HAPN regarding weather systems:

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

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

Decreeing with you,
Yolanda

Dr. Yolanda McCune
HAPN Kingdom Culture Coordinator

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Almighty God:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prophesy!

Prophesy!

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Ah! The anointing on the elders – visionary directives from heaven, to lead the people of God, into His perfect plan!
Num 11:
25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

1Co 14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
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1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

God cannot lie, and this is the last days, where He is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh, with visions, dreams, revelation, signs, wonders and miracles following the utterance of His voice through His people.

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Rather, than give a long teaching on the prophetic, I am simply giving you a call to action, like Nike says: ‘Just Do It!’.

Seek the prophetic today, and desire to prophesy. As you can see, it’s in the book!

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I thank you for pouring out precious Holy Spirit today in the earth, with signs, wonders and mighty acts of Your power demonstrating the utterance of Your decrees, through us, Your church. I fully surrender to You Lord Jesus! Use me today, flow through me, and grant me prophetic gifting and utterance, that You might be glorified Lord Jesus, Amen!”

Word of the Lord- Frank Reeder

At Men’s prayer last Saturday, I received this:

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Ex 33:7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.

And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.

And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.

10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

I was at Victory Men’s Prayer, and learned of the passing of Frank Reeder, my friend, and one of the founding members of Victory. As we began to pray, Holy Spirit directed me to these verses, and then the following word came to my spirit:

Frank knew me, and met with me in my glory, regularly. I have shifted Victory, under Paul’s leadership to aggressively move into the harvest, and take ground for my kingdom. There are many, that are like Joshua in this company, that have seen my relationship with Frank, but have been as Joshua was, at the entrance of the tent, watching Moses. Now, I require these to meet with me directly, and take their place in leadership under Paul, that I might move this ministry forward in her destiny.

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Prophetic Ministry

Prophetic Ministry

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Mt 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Lu 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Prophetic leadership is fun to be around. Holy Spirit can show us not only what people are saying and doing, but why they are doing them. Just had a leader flash by in prayer that brought a smile to my face. Purity of heart, and passion and obedience for Jesus is the only way to please us folks..

Works the other way too..God shows us selfish ambition, pride, and the acts of sin people commit, so we can pray, and protect the people we are called to lead.

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, give us true, loving discernment, and discerning of spirits today, that we might see what is in the hearts of those in our lives you have called us to serve. May we be quick to pray, and act in obedience to you to protect your people from false people, ministers, and demons seeking to destroy or defile your people. Give us wisdom on how to correct them, whether in prayer, or through ministry, that they, and Your kingdom may advance. I ask this, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’

Providing Supernatural Oversight in Leadership

Supernatural Oversight of the Ministries of God

Well, Just a simple teaching on spiritual oversight of the people of God. Much can be said, and has been said about pastoral and spiritual leadership, but today I want to simply bring a little nugget that the Lord brought to my remembrance for your edification. Over means above, and sight is to see, therefore oversight means sight from above.

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Ac 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

 

Oversight might be better said, as ‘implementing the visionary directives of God, in to our organizations and ministries’.

Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

We see Paul being led by the vision of the man from Macedonia, Joseph being led by heavenly dreams, and interpretation of dreams.

So, God can lead you through dreams and visions, divine pictures that show you what to do, or what is going on in the realm of the Spirit.

I want to touch on a thought from the ministry of the prophet, that is the spirit of seeing and knowing.

In the following passage, we see the prophet Elisha operating in the spirit of seeing and knowing, where he literally saw, by the Spirit of God, events that were so geographically far away, there is no way he could have heard or seen them naturally.  It seems God allowed his human spirit to travel through space, to actually be present at the event where Gehazi lied to Naaman, to take an offering, that he had expressly forbidden.

2 Kings 5:26  And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

He saw, supernaturally, and judged, and Gehazi got the very leprosy that Naaman had been cleansed of, on him. God was merciful on him though, for lepers were banned from the camp of the Israelites, yet Gehazi repented, and did right in his latter years, and God must of healed him.

2 Kings 7:9  Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.

Gehazi must have been healed of leprosy, because we read of him again, speaking to the king. If he still had leprosy, he could not appear before the king, for he would be forbidden to enter the city.

Lev 13:45  And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

46  All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be

Yet, he must have been cleansed, because here we see him before the king:

2Ki 8:4  And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

2Ki 8:5  And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

OK, shoot the rabbit, and let’s get off this rabbit trail.

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Supernatural oversight, prophetically by the Spirit of God is our topic, remember?

 

Jesus did it, operating in the spirit of seeing and knowing: Joh 1:45  Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

Joh 1:46  And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Joh 1:47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Joh 1:48  Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

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Joh 1:49  Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

 

Jesus saw Nathanial in the Spirit, as one called to become one of His disciples, when there was no natural way He could have seen him otherwise.

 

Let’s look at the apostle Paul, providing supernatural oversight, by the Spirit of God, prophetically, by the spirit of seeing and knowing.

Colossians 2:5  For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

This is back in the day before internet, cell phones, emails, and faxes, and yet Paul was given supernatural revelation into the spiritual condition of one of the churches he fathered and provided oversight to. Geographically, he was not in Colossae any longer, he was absent in the flesh, yet he was with them in spirit, and he could see what was going on in the church, because he could ‘behold their order’. Behold, means ‘to look upon’, and this verse literally says that Paul was able to see through time and space, and actually participate in the worship services of one of the churches he provided leadership to!

I wonder how much better we could lead, if we were more attuned to what the Holy Spirit is showing us about the ministries He has given us authority and oversight in, instead to trying to lead by merely sense knowledge, instead of spiritual insight.

In this next account, we see God, through Paul, rendering judgement upon an individual involved in incest:

1 Corinthians 5:3  For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

4  In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

I am only reviewing to stir up your pure minds in the things of God.

The Spirit of seeing and knowing can see across time and space, and literally see spiritual or natural events, by the Spirit of God, and know exactly what to do about them.

This works not only in churches, but also in communities where we are called to minister. I remember several years ago, how we had pioneered a children’s outreach that we called a ‘Big Brothers Club’, where we took children out of a really rough government housing project for swimming, bicycling, hiking, and fishing trips. We would aggressively pray for God to save these children, and their parents, yet we would do this on Friday nights, and Friday night was check night in the hood, we called it ‘King for a Day’, where people, either on welfare, or working, would take every bit of their money, and would blow it on Friday and Saturday nights on alcohol, crack cocaine, and marijuana, and sometimes when we would bring these children home after a Friday night swim, the whole neighborhood would be literally one big party. Picture if you will: Loud music, clouds of dope smoke, people dancing, fighting, cars squealing rubber, electric atmosphere.

I got tired of it, and decided to pray and fast, and weep before the Lord, because my heart broke for these poor children having to go home to these drug dens of iniquity. I remember one Friday after dropping off the children, and leaving the community, that the Lord opened my eyes, and I saw a demon hovering over the neighborhood, and the Lord caused me to know that this demon was responsible for all the drug use and drug trade. I saw him, and he saw me, and I commanded him to leave my community, and instead of leaving, he turned and cried out for help! Then I saw another demon on some sort of chariot or something fly up beside him, and the Lord caused me to know that this second spirit was a party spirit, and he was stirring up the people, and causing them to party and think they were having a good time. The first spirit pointed to me, and said: ‘We need to join forces because of him!”, and they both looked at me. I commanded them both to Go, and get out, in the name of Jesus, and suddenly, I couldn’t see into the spirit anymore.

Yet, that community calmed down after that. Police arrested many drug dealers there, and over the next year, we led many children and parents to the Lord from there. I was literally able to govern the community in the Spirit, in prayer, even when I wasn’t there. God gave me spiritual oversight there for several years, until He moved me out of the country.

Perry Stone tells the story, of how, by a revelation, he knew of a minister, that saw a demon in the back of a church, that the Lord caused him to know had been there for over 20 years, preventing Holy Spirit from moving, and growing the church. The minister rebuked it, and the church immediately grew by 1000 members!

Many ministers have been alerted and shown sin in their leaders or congregations, that they are able to confront in prayer and the public preaching of the Word, thus protecting the dignity of the person who needed to repent, and the integrity of the ministry.

The problem with this type of 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.

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 is true prophetic ministry and oversight, there are demonic spirits that emulate the gifts of God, with the sole intent, of causing ministries and 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.

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 of God.

Jas 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.

Mohammed went up in 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 Muhammad 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 bloodbath for centuries.

So it is with Mormonism. A strong leader name 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 more complete revelation of the Bible’, and the book of Mormon was written. Though Mormonism is not as bloody as Islam, Walter Martin 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.

Since these two deceptions were the crux of the last 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, to protect yourself from error. I wonder what the kingdom of darkness is doing during this Presidential election, to seek demonic influence and rule?

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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.

Gotta 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 spiritism 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.

Authority of the Believer

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!

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.

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I take my place in your kingdom, determined to feed, lead, and take oversight over the people you have called me to. Open my eyes to the true state of the ministries you have me leading, 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 and 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’

A Prayer Victory For the United States

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Luke 4:13 NIV
When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time

The past couple of days, I have had a great burden to pray for the US, convinced that Islam was up to some treachery, to attempt to take over. Felt that accepting these Syrian refugees was part of an evil, demonically inspired plan of destruction for this nation. Prayed, and commanded satan to leave.

This morning, Holy Spirit illuminated this verse to me. My thinking is that we, the church, have just won a victory, but our enemy is not dead, simply looking for a more opportune time…

Obviously, he is a mind-blinding spirit, who loves to kill, steal, destroy, in his vain attempt to take over…He is a liar, and the father of all lies.

The people who serve him, become more and more like him.

We must be vigilant, sober, alert in these last days, for though they be dangerous times, they are also times of great exploits for those of us who sell out to Jesus – We will see signs, wonders, and miracles, greater than we have ever seen before – He is still building His church, and the gates of hell are not prevailing against us!

Locks, Keys, and Doors…

Locks, Keys and Doors –

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Doors that are locked securely to the disobedient and unbelieving stand before you. If you would fully obey me, and ask, I will give you wisdom, Keys of Knowledge, that will open great doors of favor, utterance, promotion, and prosperity, if you would only take the time to fully seek Me, and Hear my voice! ‪#‎FollowJesus‬