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That's Love
July 30, 2013
 
Naturally - By nature, by natural character, without artificial aid
- naturally occurring, spontaneously
 
Ever fiber of my being is compelled.
But not because of the letter of the law, or traditions,
but naturally, by the compelling presence of Jesus
flowing into my soul, from a natural relationship with the vine.
From a love connection with the source of life itself.
What he is I naturally become as I abide in him.
The branch doesn't struggle or force itself, it just abides.
 
Love doesn't make excuses, the flesh does.
Love doesn't look for a way out, the flesh does.
Love looks for a way in.
Seasons come and seasons go, but love never changes.
It is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
In Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall love remains the same.
The storms of love should not affect it.
 
Solomon 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
If a man would give all the substance of his house for love,
it would utterly be contemned.
FOR LOVE IS STRONG AS DEATH.
 
God who is love didn't look for a way to discard us, to leave us,
or to hang us out to dry, for God so loved the world ...
That he looked for a way into our lives, into our sin, into our mess, to save us.
He gave his only son to redeem us, to bring us to himself.
He who knew no sin became sin for us.
 
So when I hang out with him, what he is rubs off on me.
Every fiber of my being is compelled "Naturally" to produce what he is.
So it is only natural that my first reaction is to help.
To reach out, to throw out a lifeline.
That's just the fruit pushing its way out of the vine into
the branch ( that's me, & you ) Naturally.
That's LOVE !!!
 
 of my being is compelled
 
 
 
 
 
MAY 2012
To judge after thr flesh requires but one eye and a carnal mind.
On the other hand, it takes the loving faithfulness of Christ to redeem and save.
Anyone can pass judgement, but can they save?
Jesus judged men, but his motive was always to save.
Before we condemn sin, we must first condemn the sin of judging others.
In other words, He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.
Understand this:
We will never become holy by critizing others,
nor is anyone brought nearer to God through finding fault.
It is also important to note that the ears listening to gossip
or criticism are as guilty as the mouth speaking it.
Jesus earned his right.
In the kingdom of God, unless you are first committed to die for people,
you are not permitted to judge them.
                                                                                          ( Francis Frangipane )
 
MARCH 2012
Our Easter Theme is
"Handle Me & See"
The Lesson is taken from St. Luke 24:39 & St. John's Gospel Chapter 20:24-29
I believe, that this is was only an invitation to the Apostles and to doubting Thomas,
but it is also an invitation to all of us, to "handle me and see."
It is an invitation to hang out with Jesus, to trust him, to prove him.
The best thing that we can do for ourselves and for others is to get to Jesus.
When everything that can be shaken, is shaken.
When everything that can be moved, is moved.
And when all around you, on the right and on the left,
things seem to be falling apart - and men's  hearts
are failing them for fear, then Jesus says "handle me and see."
Then wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of the times,
and the strength of salvation: The fear of the Lord is your treasure.
( Isaiah 33:6 )
Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord, and see if I will not open to you .....
God is not saying, I want to open, I hope to be able to open,
I wish I could open, or if I can work it out it out I will open.
But he is saying, I declare to you, you have my word on it...
I will open ..... prove me,
"Handle Me and See".
 
February 2012
Week 4
Confidence
 
"Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the destruction of the wicked when it comes.
For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep your foot
from being taken."  (Proverbs 3: 25-26 )
 
The Apostle Paul reminds us several times in his epistles,
that you and I cannot sign up for even a moment
of such eternal significance and everlasting consequence,
as being born again, having eternal life, being the lambs wife,
having clean and white robes, being the righteousness of God,
stamped and sealed by the precious Holy Spirit,
without knowing that it will be a fight
- a good fight
- a winning fight
but nevertheless a fight.
 
Be not afraid,
Finally my brothers, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of HIS might. Put on the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to stand  against the wiles of the devil.
For he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
 
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February 2012
Week 3
Confidence
"Hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of hope FIRM unto the end". Heb.3:6
"Cast not away therefore your confidence...". Heb.10:35
'Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul...`. Heb. 6:
`In quietness and confidence shall be your peace...`Isaiah 30:15
`For the Lord shall be your confidence...`Proverbs 3:26
 
There are many things which we need in life,
Shelter - Food - Clothing - Air - Water
But one thing in particular we must develop for our own sanity
and preservation, and that is an absolute confidence in God`s Care and Love.
 
I acknowledge the reality of opposition and adversity,
but I also bear witness to the glory of God.
I bear witness from the word of God, that
- beloved, now are you the sons of God,
-you have liberty of access to God
-you have title and right to approach His throne
-your birthright as his sons and daughters, give you this privledge.
 
So I encourage you, do not cast away your confidence.
Don`t give up when the pressure mounts.
Don`t let your guard down.
Remember, its not over until God says its over.
 
Do not throw away your confidence.
Neither men, nor devils, nor demons can take it from you.
and God will never deprive you of it.
So Don`t you cast it away......
 
 February 2012
Week 2
Only Jesus Can Save You
 
There is a role that is rightfully and wholly his. No one else can claim it.
Only Jesus can save your soul.
Modern day, self taught, guru's, with their own wisdom, natural understanding
and higher education, want the world to think that God has different strokes for different folks.
But that is new age philosophy and psychology.
 
 
The apostle Mark in his book chapter 16: 15-16, says,
Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
He that believeth not shall be damned.
This message is good news for the entire world.
 
 
This is not a joke. Only Jesus can save you.
This role is rightfully and wholly his.
 
God raised Him from the dead - set Him at his own right hand.
Raised Him up far above principalities and powers.
Put all things under His feet - Highly exalted Him
And gave Him a name that is above every name.
 
 
Only JESUS is the Lamb of God - the Saviour of the world.
Only Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
 
There were three crosses on calvary, one was a thief, one a murderer,
but the other was the only begotten son of God.
He was not a robber, nor a murder, nor a criminal, but the Lamb Of God.
 
This thing was not done in a corner, and it is not a joke.
 
Only Jesus can save you.
This role belongs to him, and him alone.
Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name
given under heaven among men whereby we might be saved,
but by the name  JESUS.
 
 
February 2012
Week 1
"Let Him Speak"
 
A prophecy doesn't necessarily have to tell a future event.
 
I believe a prophecy can be about an event, or it can simply be a word.
A prophecy can speak to your heart.
 
The most powerful and potent prophecy that I ever received
came from my 7 year old granddaughter.
Simply ... Listen ...Listen ...Listen ... He is speaking ...Can you hear him calling you?
Let Him Speak .... You Listen!
 
After 2 1/2 to 3 years this word continues to to guide me to this day.
That word still speaks to me. Its like its alive.
 
 
This is why Jesus said, except you become like a little child........
Unlike false prophets, who, for the admiration of men or advantage,
children have no alterior motives - they are not pretentious.
They will say it like it is.
 
 
God says, if the prophet is real, true, then the word that he speaks will be alive.
But if they had stood in my counsel, ( Listened ) and had caused my people to hear my words,
then they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. ( Jer. 23:22 )
 
January 2012
Week 3
"He is Speaking"
 
Romans 8: 26-27
 
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
 because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
 
Boy, Oh Boy, does the Holy Spirit ever know how to pray.
Have you ever given thought to the knowledge that the Holy Spirit prays.
Think about it. He is God. Yet he prays.....but the Spirit himself maketh intercession...
Intercede .... Arbitrate, intermediate, liaise, mediate.
To come between parties or act as mediator or advocate.
 
Have you ever allowed the Holy Spirit to pray through you - and then
listened in - eavesdropped - to what he prays or intercedes for.
It is absolutely mind blowing.
His prayers is not at all like our prayers.
I have listened !
There is nothing selfish, nothing vain, nothing puffed up, nothing tainted in his prayers.
 
James says that , we ask, and we receive not, because we ask amiss,
that we may consume it upon our own lust.
But he - His wisdom is incredible.
 
He has come and taken up permanent residence. He occupies the heart.
He is not an intruder from the outside, but abides in the very citadel of the soul.
 
STOP ..... TAKE TIME ..... LISTEN !
Be still and know that he is God.
Let him pray through you.
He has the wisdom and the love, and he knows the mind of God.
And he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
 
We can learn so much from listening to him.
Listen .....Listen ..... Listen
He is speaking. 
 
       
January 2012
Week 2
Reigning in Life as A King
 
Not when you get to heaven - But right now, TODAY!
You can reign in the life you have right now, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
You shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you..
And you shall be witnesses' unto me.
Witnesses' - more than just telling someone that God loves them,
or that they need to be saved.
But YOU BECOME a living witness to the life of God.
In your belly there is a river of living water.
You can reign through fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Fellowship with him affects everything, your mood, your attitude,
your health, your peace your finances, etc.
 
Don't look for healing from without, from temporal things
or from people around you, or whether the sun is shining or not.
Real healing of the body, mind and spirit comes from within.
Your spirit and His Spirit, making a connection.
Deep calling unto deep.
 
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 show you things to come. ( St. John 16: 13-15 )
 
You and I should be so informed of our rights in Christ that we can reign as a King in all situitations.
The bible says that Jesus is the King of Kings.
Have you ever wondered who the other Kings are? You and I are.
God intends for us to reign as Kings.
But the problem is that most of us fall short on fellowship.
 
January 2012
Week 1
You Can begin the new Year Fresh.
The pages of your life for 2012 are blank.
They are yet to be written.
 
( Lamentations 3:19-23 )
Rembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
My soul has them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning.
Great is thy faithfulness.
 
Praise God, Jesus did not die on the cross so that you
should bear the burden of your own sin.
His own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.
You must forget your failures, and the failures of others.
If you have something to repent of, or someone to forgive, do it,
And get on with your life.
 
There is a story yet to be written, my story and your story.
The pages that lie ahead of us are completely blank.
Yesterday is gone, its over, done with, finished. You cannot change it.
What is past, is exactly that - PAST.
We cannot change what has been, but we can pen what is to be.
Remember its not how you start the race that counts, but how you finish.
 
His compassions are NEW EVERY MORNING.
New opportunities are available each and every day.
Opportunities to give thanks, or to complain - to give or to refrain from giving.
Opportunities to forgive, or to withold forgiveness, - to build up or to break down.
Opportunities to throw stones, or to throw out a life line - to love or to hate.
It is yet to be written.
 
Do not live in regret. Regret nothing.
Whatever time we have that lies ahead, the pages are blank.
You can walk away from this message today, and begin the next chapter of your life.
Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are ahead....
Stop mouring yesterday, and start anticipating today.
Put yesterday under the blood, and start fresh today.
Today is the day of salvation. Today I can do what is right.
Today I can bless and not curse. Today I can release and not withold.
Today I can love and not hate. Today I can do what is right and not wrong.
 
W  O  W ! I have opportunity to write the rest of my story!
Today is the the 1st. day of the rest of my life.
  
December 2011
Week 1
Tell The Children
 
Tell the children not to limit the Holy One of Israel!
They say, yes, God can do that, or even that.....
But can God do this thing - for me?
Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
Can God look after me in my dilema, with all that I am going through?
ANSWER: YES HE CAN !
 
Moses said, When they ask me who sent me, who told me these things,
Whom shall I say sent me?
Tell the children, I am hath sent you unto them.
Tell them, I am that I am.
 
This signifies the real being of God, that he is self existent.
That he is the being of beings, the creator of all creatures.
That he is the first and the last, the beginning and the ending.
 
Not only, am I what I am right now - at present,
But I am, what I have always been, and I am what I shall be,
and shall always be what I am.
There is no change - I am God - there is only one!
I am the same yesterday, today and forever - I change not.
Any wonder the bible states, that only a fool says in his heart
that there is no God.
 
Tell the children that what I did yesterday, I can do today.
And that, I am no respector of persons.
What I did for one, I can do for anyone.
Only believe, all things are possible.
Tell the children, that man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceded out of the mouth of God.
 
November 2011
Week 4
 
Tell The Children
 
Exodus 19: 1-6
Moses, Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob,
Tell the children of Israel.... And you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests,
and an holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak unto them...
 
Because you are priests or princes'
like Daniel, you are men and women of a princely spirit.
And the King communed with them, and among them was none
found like unto Daniel,.......
The King found them 10 times better than all the magicians and astrologers,
that were in his realm. Why?
because the spirit of God was in them.
 
Tell the Children:
This is why the psalmist exorts us - let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
Because you are a kingdom af priests, kings and princes.
 
Just because youre going through some stuff, doesn`t mean
-that your not saved
-that God doesn`t love you
-that he has forgotten about you
God says that a mother may walk away from her child,
but I will never walk away from you - for I have you
graven upon the palms of my hand.
 
Tell the Children:
Some of the things that happened to them were designed to kill them - to take them out.
They were meant to destroy them.
They should have and they would have, but they could not,
because I have them in the grip of grace, they are mine.
 
Tell the Children:
It was the life taker who wanted to take their life, their joy,
their peace and their provision. It was the life taker who deceived
and lied to them. He comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy.
 
Tell The Children:
That I am the life giver and not the life taker.
Remind them what I did for them on the cross.
It was the life giver who had them in the grip of grace yesterday
And who has them in the grip of grace today, and will tomorrow.
 
Tell the Children:
That I will make a way where there is no way.
I will move mountains, create valleys, open ditches and cause the sun
to stand still, just to help my Children.
I will knock down walls, break chains, open graves, walk on water,
turn water into wine, just to give my Children drink.
 
These are the words which you shall speak unto the Children.
 
November 2011
Week 3
 
DROP THE STONES
THROW OUT THE LIFE LINE
 
Many times we as christians act like the pharisees and saducees.
we are the ones carrying the stones, ready to kill, showing no mercy. 
While we can never condone sin, we must love the sinner.
We must drop the stones, and throw out the life line.
The Apostle Paul Said in 1Timothy 1:15
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
Of whom I am chief.
 
If you're humble enough to see yourself as the chief of sinners,
then you will not want to throw the first or the last stone.
But Throw out the life line.
 If you're humble enough to realize that if it had not been for the grace of God
in your life, that you would be lost, then you will want to throw out the life line.
 If you're humble enough to realize that Jesus said, "You have not chosen me,
but I have chosen you and ordained that you should go and bring forth fruit,
then you will not be so condemning, but caring and compassionate.
 
I would like to remind you that if you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,
you shall love your neighbour as yourself, you do well.
 
Also, put on therefore, as the elect of God, Holy and Beloved,
Bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness and longsuffering.
Before you write off - discard- throw away - or give up on someone,
make sure that you have talked to Jesus about them, make sure that you have
heard his heart beat and not the opinions of men.
Because you are sons, because you are priests, because you are kings,
put on the love of God. Put on the garment of mercy and become like Jesus.
Because you are on the shore, standing on solid rock,
it is your duty to try and save those which are drowning.
 
Throw out the life line,
pulling them out of the fire, hating even the very garment
spotted by the flesh. ( Jude 17-25 )
November 2011
Week 2
 Come Up Hither
 
This is not a physical coming up, but a spiritual rising.
A coming away my beloved.
John said, "I looked, and behold a door was opened in heaven." ( Rev. 4:1 )
A door is an opening. It is a way in or a way out.
It can be a new experience, a new revelation,
A new dimension, a new direction.
 
When we preach the gospel, we are opening a door.
It will be a way into the kingdom of God.
A way into a new life. A way out of darkness, out of sin,
Out of the trappings of the world.
Into freedom, into a new beginning.
You don't have to live empty, hungry, depressed, despondent.,
Jesus said, "I have come that you might have life.....be alive, live..
God always calls us to a higher plane, higher ground, and a higher level.
COME UP......MY BELOVED!
 
ALMOST, is not a great feeling.
How many of us want to be almost happy, almost blessed, almost healed,
almost rid of the adiction, almost rid of the rejection, almost have enough.
How many of us want to be stuck in the doorway,
while others are inside enjoying the warmth, the comfort.
God is calling us to rise up higher, to come away.
 
Shake yourself from the dust, arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem, O beloved.
Loose yourself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
 
Your place is at the front not the back. To be the head and not the tail.
God wants you to be the giver, and not the beggar.
Your place is no longer defeat, sadness, gloominess, or depression.
But something has hindered your progress. You're stuck at the gate, asking alms,
When you should be inside jumping, and leaping and praising God.
Thats what you were born for.
 
But something has crippled you. You were born for royalty, for the King's presence,
To sit at the King's table, to soar like an eagle, to sit in heavenly places.
 
Like Peter, I want to speak a quickening word to you right now,
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, RISE UP AND WALK.
 
November 2011
Week 1 
 
Know that the Lord is your supply.
You must rely on him alone. Trust to the uttermost limit.
Trust and be not afraid. You must depend on Divine Power Only.
The Lord has not forgotten you. Your help is coming.
Endurance is faith tried almost to the breaking point.
The Lord is your strength, Your Help, and your supply.
In your patience, posess you your souls.
After the waiting, comes the crowning.
Be anxious for nothing, but know that he is your supply.
He will not fail you, only trust and obey.
 
 
There is none like unto God.
What a way to give thanks this thanksgiving weekend,
By declaring that there is none like unto Him.
 
When we expect that God should bless us in doing good for us,
Then we must bless HIM by speaking well of him.
One way of doing that is by acknowledging that,
"There Is None Like Him"
 
October 2011
"From Rags to Riches"
Cont'd
 
I am your helper.
Underneath - in a place below, at the bottom.
In the darkness - in your affliction,
In your trouble - at your wit's end.
Underneath all that, are the everlasting arms.
You cannot get below that.
 
Fear not, be not afraid, be not dismayed, there is none like unto God.
He is your refuge, and your strength.
He longs to deliver you out of the very pain which you have inflicted on yourself.
You have had a very rough, and arduous journey.
Like the children of Israel, you keep going round and round.
But if you will accept God's love in Christ Jesus, he will remold &  recreate you.
He wants your life, character, and personality to be as beautiful and lovely
as it was designed to be when he created you.
 
He wants YOU, For YOU
Not your talents, or abilities or giftings, but YOU.
These things will all be left behind when you die,
but the graces of your soul will accompany you into the next life.
For this reason the health of your soul is more important than the
fullness of any ministry, or job, or career.
God wants YOU , For YOU.
 
He's after your companionship, your fellowship, and your intimacy.
Won't you let those everlasting arms lift YOU up today.
New life, liberty, love, joy, simplicity, and rest awaits YOU.
They were there all the time - and you can have them.
 
October 2011
From Rags To Riches"
( From the series, The snare is broken. )
 
The is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth
upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
( Deuteronomy 33: 26-27 )
 
The resurrection of JESUS CHRIST announces a new world order,
A hope beyond hope. Doing so by first upsetting & demolishing
the old world order. Your old life, or what you know as life.
Maybe what you know as life is not life at all, abuse, shame, guilt, condemnation.
This may be normal for you, but its not what God has envisioned and created you for.
 
God wants to turn your life right side up.
Because they called you an outcast, no good, nothing but trouble,
Because they said you would always be like this, God wants to resurrect you.
 To the world a resurrection is not normal, but to Jesus it is only natural.
He turns everything right side up. When he steps in everything changes.
A resurrection is not just the mere rssucitation of a body,
but a signal that everything
Which is dead, which is predictible, which is rigid,
Which is lifeless, which is orderly,
Which smells bad, which stinks
is going to be made unpredictible, free, lively and new.
Lazarus come forth. Or whoever you are, come forth.
Behold I make all things new.
I will take you from rags to riches.
Not this worlds riches, but the riches of heaven and of Christ himself.
 
October 2011
Fix Your Eyes On Jesus
 
Fools, because of their transgressions,
and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trobule,
and He saveth them out of their distresses. ( Psalm 107: 17-19 )
 
Sometimes this is exactly where God wants us - at the end of ourselves.
Because THEN we cry unto the Lord.
Too often we try to do things on our own strength,
but this only causes us to become more susceptible to failing.
It is through God that we shall do valiantly,
for He it is who shall tread down our enemies.
Fix your eyes on JESUS.
 
Know this, no matter how low the enemy has taken you,
No matter what hook has hooked you,
No matter what trap, has trapped you,
God is right there, waiting to hear your cry.
JESUS came to destroy the works of the devil.
If you let him he will set you free.
Your life may feel like a big snarl, all knotted, and all twisted up,
but JESUS wants to unshackel, untie, undo, and usnarl you.
 
This is what the Lord says for this hour in your life right now,
I will restore health unto you, and I will heal your wounds.
Because they called you an outcast, no good, nothing but trouble,
Because THEY said, that you will always be like this,
I will pick you up, I will carry you,
I have bourne all your grief and carried your sorrows.
Even the things that you ascribed to chance, have not been chance,
but my goodness saith the Lord.
I have been there all the time. Even if you make your bed in Hell, I am there.
Dismiss from your mind the thoughts of, How can God love me?
Even my own father and mother don't love me.
Nobody seems to love me.
But I am not like man, says the Lord.
Let my presence and my Holy Spirit revolutionize your thinking today.
Come to me. No one ever sought me in vain.
Amen !
 
September 2011
"LET IT GO"
 
Did you know that your blessing is in your own hand?
You might say no way. Yes Way.
God has returned it to you, its in your power.
That's the wisdom of God.
He can never be accused of being a respector of persons.
 
1.) Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.
2.) He that soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly
3.) With what measure you mete it shall be meted to you again.
 
Your miracle is in your hand.
Releasing ( letting go ) what is in your hand,
allows God to release what is in His hand.
Whether it is a grudge, anger, unforgiveness or finances,
its a key that unlocks and loosens a whole mess of blessings.
You might say I cant let go. Yes you can.
If you love the Lord your God with all your heart,
all your mind, all your soul you can do it.
Those that love God like that, want only to please him.
Selfishness and our own way seems immaterial then.
 
August 2011
Do YOU Know The Depth Of God's Love For YOU ?
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets,
and stonest them which are sent to you,
how often would I have gathered thy children together,
even as a hen gathereth her chicks under her wings and you would not !
 
 Not Convinced - Take another look !
 
 
August 2011
Take Heart
 
You may be searching for an answer today.
You need something solid, something you can stand on,
Something firm, something you can rest in,
Emotionalism won't do it, goosebumps doesn't help,
Money won't do it, your job can't do it
But take heart, here's something you can count on,
Listen to what the Holy Ghost says, through the prophet Isaiah 40:28-31,
 
Have you not known? Have you not heard,
that the everlasting God, the Lord,
the creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?
there is no searching of his understanding.
Have you not known this? Listen-Listen-Listen.
God will outlast your storm, He will outlast your midnight hour,
He will outlast your doubts, your fears, and your negative report.
 
He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
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; they shall walk and not faint.
 
Believe it. This is the key to your strength.
I can't wait upon the Lord for you. I can pray for you,
but you need to wait upon the Lord for yourself.
It is as we wait in his presence, that we are renewed.
If anyone, that includes YOU, waits upon the Lord,
THEY shall renew THEIR STRENGTH,
THEY shall MOUNT UP, with wings as eagles,
THEY shall run, and not be weary;
THEY shall walk, and not faint.
Who are the THEY?
Those who wait upon the Lord.
He is the one who gives and strengthens.
He Giveth power - He increaseth strength.
Praise God, take heart, cheer up, and go to THE ROCK.
 
 
August 2011
Take Heart
God Loves - God Helps - God Fights - God Wins !
August 2011
The Blood
Part 11
The Blood shall be to you for a token,
WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD.....
The Blood changes everything, it makes all the difference.
It is the difference between life and death,
It is the difference between damnation and blessing
It is the difference between heaven and hell, and
between eternal peace and eternal torment.
It is the dividing line. It separates the saved from the unsaved.
God Said, WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD...
not your good works, not your religion,
not your rules, or your thoughts on the subject,
but, WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD...
Its the Blood that matters to God,
and not the blood of bulls and goats,
but the blood of his own son JESUS.
 
The Blood changes everything,
It turns a sinner into a saint, a pauper into a Prince
a prostitute into a Princess, the son of a harlot into a son of God.
It diverts you from hell to heaven.
Today your direction can change -
you can have a complete makeover in a moments time.
The blood changes everything.
It begins the first day of the rest of your life, as a child of God.
 
Israel and the Egyptians lived side by side, but it was the Blood that made all the difference.
The Blood sprinkled on the doorpost showed their obedience and trust in God.
The Blood in your heart by faith shows your reliance upon, and your trust in Jesus Christ,
and not in your own works or your own goodness.
When I See The Blood....
 
God knows you in eternity.
In other words he knows your beginning and your ending,
and everything in between. Still he will save you if you put your trust in the Blood of Jesus.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him.
 
August 2011
The Blood
What I share with you today is "The Testimony Of God".
I share this not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth,
but which the Holy Ghost Teacheth.
 
 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are:
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you,
to destroy you..  ( Exodus 12:13 )
 
What does it matter about my thoughts, or my opinion, or my arguments on the subject.
This is the testimony of God. This is what God says,
When I see the blood, I will pass over you.
Not when I see a good person, or someone full of good works,
or someone with a lot of titles, or education or money, but,
WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD...
You may not be perfect. You may be marred, blemished, soiled,
or from a broken home, or be the child of a prostitute,
But when I see the blood....
 
If God judged according to good works, or pedigree, then he would have to be partial
in his judgment., because some would be better than others.
It would be like a points earned system.
But God in all his wisdom has leveled the playing field
and said WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD..
 
This is not a question of feeling, or of natural understanding,
It is an assured fact, WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD....
This is not a church thing, or a baptist thing, or a pentecostal thing,
or a Jewish thing, or a Muslim thing,
this is a gospel thing, a God thing.
We were never told to make people Baptist, or Anglican,
or Presbyterian. But to make believers.
We were told to preach the Gospel, salvation to every creature,
And whosoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, shall be saved,
and whosoever does not believe shall be damned.
 
For though you wash yourself with nitre, and take much soap, yet
your iniquities is marked before me, saith the Lord. ( Jer. 2:22 )
For without shedding of blood there is no remission ( Heb. 9:22 )
This is a God thing, not a man made thing.
WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD...
 
JULY 2011
COME UP HITHER !
 
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven:
and the first voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me;
which said come up hither, and I will show you things to come.
( Revelation 4: 1 )
 
The call is still the same, COME UP HITHER!
Come up hither my people.
There is always a higher realm, a higher plane a higher experience.
Lord lift me up and let me stand, by faith on heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found.
Lord plant my feet on higher ground.
 
The time is now! Can YOU hear the call ?
 
Let the church be the church,
let the people of God, be the people of God.
 
It's as we behold Him that we are changed.
Rise up my love, my fair one and COME AWAY.
Real ministry is born out of intimacy with God
Real worship is as a result of living in the presence of God.
 
".....And fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God.
Saying, Amen,and  Blessings, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving,
and Honor, and Power, and Might be unto our God. ( Rev. 7:11-12 )
This is the language of heaven, and it happens as  result of being in the presence of God.
COME UP HITHER, MY BELOVED!
 
Isn't it ashamed that heaven is open 24 hours, non stop
and so many of us miss its blessings because we don't take the time to stop by.
 
June 2011
Week 3
A Reason To Sing
 
Did you ever have to deal with something that was stronger than you?
Something that you thought you would never get out from under?
 
Did you ever have to deal with something that you thought would take you out?
Drag you under - The under currents of which was so strong that you thought you would drown.
Oppression - Depression - Abuse - Addiction.
And then, something happened. You may not know how it happened.
But you are no longer tormented, fearful, or in bondage.
The chains have been broken, and now you are free.
All you know is that once you were blind but now you can see.
 
Jeremiah 31:10-11 tells us that this is reason to Sing, to Rejoice, to Dance, to Give.
Hear the word of the Lord,
For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him
from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Therefore they shall come and sing in the heights of Zion,
and flow together to the goodness of the Lord.
Here is good reason to sing. You have been ransomed.
 
Someone else might be saying, I wish that was me.
NEVER fear, NEVER lose heart.
Draw night unto God and he will draw night unto you.
This is a law in spiritual life.
You must turn to Him before you are conscious of his nearness.
It is that turning to him you must cultivate in every circumstance.
Nothing else is needed - no pleading, no begging, no gifts.
Just turn your eyes upon Jesus, and look full in his wonderful face...
And in that nearness is everything you need.
His presence alone can transform conditions and lives,
and deliver you from the hand of him that is stronger than you.
 
The greatest thing that I can do for you is to point you to Jesus.
Pray yes, but declare, "Behold the lamb of God".
June 2011
O, Taste and See
How can you brag about how good jelly beans are,
unless you have tasted, relished, and experienced them for yourself.
 
My soul shall make her boast in the Lord:
The humble shall hear thereof and be glad.
O taste, and see that the Lord is good:
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord.
( Psalm 34:2; 8 )
 
I've discovered something wonderful, something special. Its HIM.
You can find Him anywhere if you just take the time to stop and listen.
To savor a moment in his presence. To taste and see...
I'm finding that the secret place can be anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
I have only to take a moment to listen.
 
Those who are merely satisfied with the trinkets in the Father's hand
miss the greatest reward of all - the fellowship itself.
How can you boast or brag to others, about the goodness of the Lord,
unless you have savored him for yourself.
It is out of this savoring, out of that overflow,
that you can minister to others.
 
This fellowship is as essential to your spiritual well being,
as breathing is to your physical life.
When was the last time that you savored his presence?
Or have you been too busy to stop and take a moment to listen and basque.
 
 
We cannot make ourselves anything.
But as we live with him, and savor his person, then his life becomes our life.
He accomplishes the change that is necessary within us.
The miracle is in the savoring, the beholding, then we are changed.
O taste and see that the Lord is good.
June 2011
See The Potter
 
Look into his eyes, notice his hands, WATCH his skill.
( Click on the above URL for video )
 
 
Arise, and go down to the potter's house,
and there I will cause you to hear my words. ( Jer. 18:1-6 )
 
Who lives in the potters house?
The answer lies in the question.
Its the potter's house, the potter, lives in the potter's house.
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house we are. ( Heb. 3:6 )
 We are more than just a vessel on the potter's wheel,
we are the potter's house. The potter lives here.
And nothing happens in the potter's house that he is not aware of.
 
 
When I see you, I should see the potter's work.
To talk negative about the vessel before the potter is finished his work
is not wise - and maybe even an insult.
I should just watch. Because it is only clay he is working with.
And who can tell what the vessel will be, except the potter.
So if we can't discern the vessel itself, lets at least discern the potter - at work.
Line upon line, precept upon precept.
Some vessels are harder to mold, and takes longer than others.
If a vessel has to be discarded, let the potter throw it away, not me or you.
Because this potter is also judge.
 
 
The Doctor says its only going to hurt a little, you will feel a little uncomfortable.
But in order to effect a cure - it must be so.
God say's, You must know that in doing what I am doing in your life,
I shall cause you no more pain than is necessary.
The potter is an expert. The potter knows best.
Just the right amount of pressure - a thumb here - a finger there.
 
 
In quietness and in confidence shall be your peace.
Tell him that you trust him in this.
Feel that - Sense That - Know That.
Know that as "The Potter" living in the potter's house,
He knows all thing and can control all things.
Put your affairs, your confusion, and their difficulties
into his hands and WATCH him work.
 See The Potter!
 
May 2011
 
ANEW
 
Peter could never done the work he did except for the tender love with which Jesus embraced him.
Not from the anger of the Father, who is all love - not from the scorn of his enemies
or from the resentment of his friends. No! but from his own hatred of himself.
Yet this facing of the real self has to be - shame and remorse must come.
 
And so to, today, as then, there comes the shame and contempt of oneself.
We mean to be strong and brave for God. But we fail.
And then, like Peter, we have to allow Jesus to protect us, from our selves,
or we could never have the courage to fight and conquer.
 
We must be as one who runs a race, stumbles and falls, rises and presses on to the goal.
What avails if we stay to examine the spot where we fall, to weep over the delay,
or the shortsightedness that prevented avoiding the obstacles in the first place.
 
Stop looking back. Yesterday is gone.
Give yourself and all you have ever met a fresh new start from today.
On life's journey throw away all that is not important.
Cast aside all the hindrances, the baggage,  the past imperfections of others,
and your own, and and allow the Holy Spirit to raise you up to new heights.
Author Unknown
May 2011
The Key To Rest
Let this MIND be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. ( Phil. 2:5 )
 
Let this mind be in YOU.
- Steer your mind in this direction
- Be of the same mind.
- Be you also like minded
- Set your affections on these things.
 
Fellowship has to do with "Walking with God". Being in one accord.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed. ( Amos 3:5 )
 
If we SAY that we have fellowship with HIM, and we walk in darkness
( or walk contrary to ) we lie. ( John 1:6 )
 
"If there be any fellowship of the Spirit.."
If you're walking in the Spirit
Then be you LIKEMINDED - having the same mind.
Having the same love, the same care, the same forgiveness.
Let this mind be in YOU.
Jesus Christ is our supreme example,
not philosophy, not some fancy saying or proverb, but Jesus.
 
Jesus says, Take my yoke upon you, and LEARN of me.
For I am meek and lowly in heart:
And YOU shall find rest unto your souls.
 
Funny, but it seems that being like Jesus is connected to rest.
Learn of me.
In a world of insanity, turmoil, power grabbing, and fame
the only sure way for us to have any kind of peace, calm, tranquility or sanity
is to have the mind of Christ.
 
LEARN OF ME - therein lies the answer.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
 
That mind you can never obtain by reasoning or reading,
but only by living and sharing his life.
Cling to Him, until the the life that he is - divine life
by our very contact with him, flows into our being
and revives our tired, weary, fainting souls.
Do that and your battery will be recharged.
Do as Jesus did - sit by the well and rest.
LEARN OF ME!
 
May 2011
In the last message I talked to you about conquering yourself.
 
But really, more than just conquering yourself, or dethroning self,
we are to crucify the flesh.
Knowing this, that our man man is crucified with him, that the body of sin
might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
For he that is dead is freed from sin. ( Romans 6:6-7 )
The apostle Paul said this "I die daily."
 
God doesn't just want you to be a better "YOU"
or a more sensible you, or a nicer you.
God wants to kill "You".
"And he said, you cannot see my face:
For there shall no man see me, and live." ( Exodus 33:30 )
 
The self, the original man, shriveles up and dies and the soul
becomes stamped with His Image, His likeness.
 
"But we all, with open face Beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the spirit of the Lord. ( 11 Cor. 3:18 )
 
Beholding - The way of transformation is in divine companionship,
not asking to be changed or begging for it,
but beholding, ( for no man shall see me and live )
looking at, living with, thinking of, talking to, and walking with.
 
 No God is not looking for a better you, but a brand new creature.
Self not only conquered and dethroned but dead - crucified.
It is a faithful saying; for if we be dead with Christ, we shall also live with him. ( 11 Tim. 2:11 )
 
But for each blow to the self life you must at the same time be filled with the spirit.
You have to be filled with something.
You were not created to be an empty vessel, but to be filled
with all the love, all the hope, all the joy, all the forgiveness you can contain.
Become a brand new wine skin.
 
Stop trying to forgive those who have wronged you.
Self can never forgive injuries, nor forget them.
Aim at killing / crucifying the self life now.
For not until then will you find there is nothing that even
remembers the wrongs committed against you,
because the only one wronged - SELF - is dead.
 
APRIL 2011
"CONQUER YOURSELF"
 
"He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls."
( Proverbs 25:28 )
 
"And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up;
And it was in my mouth as sweet as honey:
and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter."
( Rev. 10:10 )
 
Many people strive, even fulfilling their dreams and aspirations
yet never conquering themselves.
Conquer yourself.
To conquer adverse circumstances, conquer yourself.
If you can conquer yourself, you have won the greatest battle of a lifetime.
 
Pray for your enemies, do good to them that despitefully use you,
Forgive men their trespasses against you.
These words are easy to quote, even good to the taste,
like honey in your mouth.
You can testify them, and tell others to do them.
But when you drop to your knees to pray
or lift your hands in worship,
those same words can go down into the belly of your spirit,
and taste like bitterness because you actually have to do them.
To pray for your enemies is like bitterness,
it doesn't agree with your flesh, because the flesh wants you to hold a grudge.
But real freedom, real peace, real joy comes when you let go and pray.
Be a Conqueror !
On your own you cannot do it, but
You and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
YES YOU CAN, CONQUER YOURSELF!
Get rid of that bad attitude, that mummering spirit,
And whatever else staunches your spiritual growth,
and eats away at your joy, and abundant life.
And watch the flood gates of heaven open on your behalf.
 Self-Mastery is the greatest of all victories.
 
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
( Prov. 16:32 )
 
April 17th, 2011
Thanks to all of you who showed up to help Wavie and I
Celebrate our 60th. Brithday
Thanks for all the Birthday Cards and Wishes.
God Bless You.
 April 2011
Message 1
 
St. Mark 16: 7
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter........
 
Peter had first hand experience of being forgiven.
He could have done like Judas, and went and hung himself,
But he didn't - he repented and wept bitterly.
Can you imagine how he felt when he heard the message
from the women given by the angel - "AND PETER."
Peter probably thought that Jesus wouldn't have anything else to do with him.
After all he had denied him not once, or twice, but three times.
About four days he had lived with the guilt, the shame, and the condemnation.
But the message comes through loud and clear,
Jesus still accepts him, trusts him, loves him, despite his failures.
 
This message may be for you, or someone you know.
How many days, or weeks, or months, have you been
living with the shame, the guilt and the condemnation.
Come to Jesus now, and be forgiven, and cleansed, and start all over again.
Jesus is offering you a new beginning, a fresh start, a clean slate.
 
March 2011
Message 3
Written & Sealed By The King
Do you know the implications of being a child of God ?
Put yourself in this picture. You are a son, not a beggar.
 
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that spirits are subject unto you,
but rather rejoice that your names are WRITTEN in Heaven. ( Luke 10:20)
 
In whom you also trusted, that after you heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation, in whom also, after that you believed,
you were SEALED with that Holy Spirit of promise,
which is the earnest of our inheritance UNTIL the purchase redemption. ( Eph. 1: 13-14 )
 
"..... for the WRITING  which is written in the King's name,
and SEALED with the King's ring, may no man reverse. ( Esther 8:8 )
 
Do you know the implications of being a child of God ?
No man can reverse what the King has done.
It means that you are saved and not lost.
It means that you are blessed and not cursed.
It means that you are bound for heaven and not hell.
It means that you are no longer strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the Saints, and of the household of God. ( Eph. 2:19 )
It means that you are no longer a beggar but a son.
 
We share what is His.
We are heirs and joint heirs with Christ.
We have the right to appropriate.
A beggar supplicates, but a son appropriates.
We have a right to appropriate, to take what is rightfully ours
His peace,.... His joy,.... His strength,.... His supply,.... His forgiveness.
Maybe you feel like your sinking, like giving up on life,
Like giving up on yourself, thinking that its no use.
But let me tell you that God has already turned things in your favor.
What he has done, no man can reverse it.
Listen to this,
"... in the day that the enemies of the Jews Hoped To Have Power over them,
It Was Turned To The Contrary, that the Jews had power over them that hated them.
 
You are a Son of the living God, and not a beggar.
A beggar comes to the door and begs,
But a son lives in fathers house, and knows what is his.
Begin to appropriate that which is WRITTEN about you,
for you are SEALED with the King's ring, even His Holy Spirit,
Until the time of the purchased possession.
 
Because of this, have a day of gladness, and joy, and a good day,
With rejoicing and singing and dancing and blessing one another.
Amen ..... And God Bless You.
 
 
March 2011
Message 2
Listen, Listen, Listen
You may be the Doctor's patient, but you are GOD'S CHILD.
 
Cast aside your questionings.
Fling aside your fears.
Just look at Calvary,
His arms are already outstretched to receive you.
Only believe
For in the moment you relinquish all,
in that same moment you shall know release.
 
Do you realize the implications of the fact
that you are a child of God.
 
Fear not: for I have redeemed you, you are mine,
I have called you by your name. ( Isaiah 43: 1 )
When you pass through the waters, they will not overflow you,
And when you pass through the fire you will not be burned,
neither shall the flame nor the smoke be upon you.
 
You may be the doctor's patient, but YOU are my Child.
You may be in Babylon - but you are mine
You may be in the lion's den - but you are mine.
You may be exiled, ostracised, critized, or ridiculed
But you are my child.
 
Someone might even want to curse you, but they cannot.
Read the story of Balaam, in Numbers 22 & 23.
He nearly got killed by the Angel because he went to curse the people of God.
If it had not been for his donkey, he would have died.
How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed?
or how shall I defy, whom the Lord has not defied.
 
I have received commandment to bless:
and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
( Numbers 23:20 )
 
Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob,
neither is there any divination against Israel.
Then Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless and not curse.
 
Listen, Listen, Listen
You may be the doctor's patient, but you are first a child of God.
So pour out your praise, your love and your worship,
and watch God guide you and use you, and raise you up.
 AMEN, AMEN
March 2011
Message 1
Listen, Listen, Listen
He that hath an ear, let him hear the Spirit saith unto the churches. ( Rev 2:7 )
 
Therefore, behold I am against the prophets, saith the Lord,
that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord,
that use their tongues, and say, He Saith. ( Jeremiah 23: 30-31 )
 
Who are you getting your direction from?
Are you hearing from someone who heard from someone else ?
Or are you listening to the word of God, and the voice of the Spirit for yourself ?
Just because one prophet, got it from another prophet, doesn't make it true.
 
 But if they had stood in my counsel,
and had caused my people to hear my words,
then they should have turned them from their evil way,
and from the evil of their doings. ( Jeremiah 23:22 )
 
But the anointing which you have received of him abideth in you,
and you need not that any man teach you:
but the same anointing teacheth you of all things and is no lie,
and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. ( 1 John 2: 27 )
 
 When you are not hearing from God for yourself,
you are prone to fall into the same snare as others.
Even presuming that prosperity and peace will continue,
simply because you wish so strongly that it might be so.
We can allow the feelings and the attitudes that surround us 
to invade our own personal lives,
When we should be spending time with HIM,
and allowing his Spirit to invade our lives.
Then we will be more influenced by HIM and not the world around us.
When you spend time with him you must
 be prepared to be of a different mind set
and even misunderstood by those around you.
 
 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost, ( Jude 20 )
 
 For the time is short.
Can you not discern that the events unfolding around the world, are but signs of his coming.
Beloved, be not ignorant,......... the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is l o n g  s u f f e r i n g to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance. ( 11 Peter 3:9 )
 
Turn in to God and tune in to the Spirit
Listen, Listen, Listen
 
 
 
All eternity is held in one moment in your presence,
and all of time is empty apart from your fellowship.
We long for YOU. Yes, our souls pant for YOU.
As the deer panteth for the water brooks,
So our souls long for YOU.
We desire YOU with an unrelinguishing desire.
We cannot be denied, for there is no alternative.
 
Father, You challenged Job, "Does the rain have a Father"?
Out of whose womb came the ice?
Job, where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
On what are the foundations fastened?
Who shut up the sea with doors?
And said, Hitherto shall thou come, but no further.
 
Father the answer is, YOU.
You are OUR FATHER.
We need YOU,
Nobody has an arm like you. ( Job 40:9 )
We cannot be denied, for there is no alternative.
We are not seeking doctrine, or creeds, or revelation, or riches, or buildings.
But we seek YOU.
Tarry not. We wait for YOU.
There is no alternative.
February 2011
Week 3
"UNTIL - TURN"
Song of Solomon 2:16-17
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away,turn, my beloved,
and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
 
This reads like a valentines card.
My beloved is mine, and I am his.
I believe the roles are interchangeable.
Here is truth, My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Just like 2 + 2 = 4, and is unchangeable, so to is this truth.
My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Until the day break - maybe it seems like night in your life right now.
Something has caused a shadow on your path.
It may be bad news, a bad report, sickness, rejection, or a loss of some kind.
Listen to the voice of Jesus speaking, out of the darkness,
instructing you, guiding you, talking to you, comforting you.
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, Turn,....
It may seem dark now, but its only a shadow.
Do not be afraid, only believe.
Until the deliverance comes, Turn ..Until day breaks,
Until the shadows flee away, Turn.
Change your focus, change your attention, change the direction of your thoughts - Until.
Turn to Jesus. This is Him calling out to you.
Like a child who in the middle of the night, is afraid, and runs to its mother,
and says mommy, can I sleep with you until the morning.
Sights and sounds and the creekings of the night, can be scary.
We are no different than children, reports, loss, rejection can be scary.
But until the day breaks, and the shadows flee away, turn....
And be thou like a roe or young hart, upon the mountains.
They are cheerful, swift, running, leaping, jumping.
They bound over the plain, feet like the wind, seeming scarcely to touch the ground.
Turn to Him, for he shall make your feet like hinds feet.
With Christ all things are possible.
Cheerfulness, joy, thankfulness, praise, rejoicing opens the flood gates of heaven.
Until - Turn.
Like Job you need only preserve your soul`s integrity.
This is enough to fully occupy your energies and attention.
Leave the miracles to Him. You be and he will do.
Amen, Amen, Amen
 
 
February 2011
Week 2 Part 2 "The Bucket List"
 
 What's on your bucket list for today ?
Just like in our story of Daniel,
Did you know that there is a writing against you, an assignment
to keep you out of prayer, to steal your communion,
To pluck the jewel of fellowship with God from your heart and life.
The forces of darkness surround the temple of of the Holy Ghost
always alert for any unguarded entry through which an arrow can pierce the soul.
You may have important things to do - We all do.
But what is the most important thing, the #1, the top priority on your list for "Today".
Is it Sweet Communion?
Would you miss it if you lost it?
Or have you lost it already?
What does it mean to you?
Are you a real lover of God?
Listen to this lover from the book of Solomon,
"I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved,
that you tell Him that I am sick of Love".
Have you ever felt like that?
Have you ever sat with him, I mean really sat with him?
Have you ever looked into his eyes, or felt his smile on your soul?
If you have, you too would make the same charge,
If you find my beloved, tell him that I am sick of Love.
He is altogether lovely, he is my sanity, my peace, my joy, my song , my life.
If you find him...Tell Him...
Don't despair, because there is a writing against you,
but know this that a window is always open in heaven on your behalf.
Wouldn't it be ashamed to know that a window is open in heaven
and we very seldom go to seek and ask for all we need.
What's on your Bucket list today?
 
February 2011
Week 1 Message 1
"The Bucket List"
What woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece,
does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it ?
( Luke 15:8 )
 
The are many pieces of jewelry in my wife's jewelry box.
All of them are important, some are more valuable than others.
There are some pieces that she wouldn't want to go missing,
so she keeps them hidden, under lock and key.
Our spiritual life is like a jewelry box.
There are many precious things in that box.
Things that need protecting.
We protect everything else in our lives.
Why don't we feel the need to protect what really matters.
We buy insurance to protect our homes, its contents,
our cars, our jewelry, our life, even our mortgages are insured.
Yet one of the most important things in our spiritual jewelry box is communion,
Sweet communion, prayer.
Its the umbilical cord that connects us to God.
I may not be able to protect what society wants to erode,
but I can protect my communion - my prayer life.
The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy.
 
 
Think of Daniel, 6:10
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house,
his windows being opened in his chamber toward Jerusalem,
he kneeled, upon his knees, three times a day, and prayed and gave thanks,
as his custom was.
Daniel understood something.
Prayer was a time of soul food, a time of linking up to heaven.
Never miss these times.
Its not what's revealed to us at these times that matter so much.
But the connection between us and the Divine, the Eternal, the Limitless one.
This time is like a pearl of great price, or the woman's silver coin.
How many of us have lost it to less trivial things - internet, face book, twitter, blue tooth, busyness.
Martha, Martha..........
What's on your bucket list for TODAY?
Continued next week...................
 

January 2011
Part 5, Week 5
"A More Excellent Way"
"Recognize Today"
 Take no thought for tomorrow.
Why? Because if you do you will likely miss TODAY.
The rich man with his barns thought only of tomorrow and he missed TODAY'S opportunities.
Its good to have hopes, its good to dreams,
But if you live your life dreaming, you will wake up one day - old, gray and wrinkled,
Wondering what happened to the time.
You will have missed the greatest opportunity of all - TODAY.
TODAY is a gift from God - Live TODAY - Give TODAY.
Give Love - Give Kindness - Give Forgiveness - Give Mercy. Give it TODAY.
Give it to your Husband, your wife, your children, your neighbor.
Why?
Because you don't want to be a fool like the rich man, and think only of tomorrow.
 
You may have a dream, a calling, but if it hasn't come to pass yet,
Don't mope, or mourn, or weep, or grumble, or complain,
Because if you do, you too will miss TODAY.
TODAY is the day of salvation. TODAY I am alive.
TODAY I can look upon my wife, TODAY I can look upon my children and bless them.
TODAY in itself is an opportunity, a gift.
That's all I have - is right now - TODAY.
Don't throw away, don't  discard TODAY.
Don't live in the regrets of yesterday or
Even in what God has in store for you for tomorrow.
Your happiness is tied up in what you do right now - moment by moment.
When you wake up each morning, unwrap TODAY with praise.
Open it with pleasure, with anticipation, with excitement, with expectation.
Watch for its opportunities.  Opportunities of kindness.
Give your love, your prayers, your time. a listening ear.
Do not be too ready to do, just be.
Be available, be ready, be open, be willing.
And then when you lay your head on your pillow at night, you will be able to give thanks
And declare "TODAY I HAVE LIVED".
Then your spiritual barns will be filled with plenty,
And your presses will burst out with new wine.
God can fill both the Natural and the spiritual.
Listen to his voice, "COME UP HITHER".
And Recognize TODAY.

o

JANUARY 2011
Part 4  Week 4
"A More Excellent Way"
"Come Up Hither"
 
 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven:
and the first voice which  I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me;
which said come up hither, and I will show you things which shall be hereafter. ( Revelation 4: 1 )
 
Once you see Him - JESUS !
I can't say that you will wake up rich the next morning
or that there will be a new Jaguar in your driveway.
I make no apoligies for that, but gaurentee something much better.
Once you see HIM, really see HIM,
You will never be the same again
You will gain a new perspective,
The scales will fall from your eyes
What used to be important, will not be important anymore.
What was meaningful, will not be meaningful now
What was meaningless will now take on new meaning.
Your world will be turned right side up.
I'm not talking about an orginization or a structure, or a religion or a name.
Praise God, - Come up hither.
I'm talking about coming unto JESUS
The Mediator - The Lamb - The Son of God
It's time to stop looking up.
That's for babes, for those stuck in the muck and mire of sin,for the immature.
But for true believers its time to "Come Up Hither."
We were not "born again" for the barnyard
We were born for the heavens- to soar like an Eagle.
Discover "A More Excellent Way."
The Spirit wants to draw you out beyond the confines of the natural world.
We read  books, attend seminars, try all sorts of programs
When all the time, all God ask of us is to "Come Up Hither."
and I will show you things.......
JANUARY 2011
Part 3  Week 3
"A More Excellent Way"
"That I might know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. ( Phil.3:10)
 
 
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 
( Revelation 3:20 )
 
I don't think that the apostle was talking about having more knowledge about him
or of him, or more learning, or more degrees, or higher education.
Knowing him - not something you get from human sources
Knowing him - not something you get from textbooks
but in a place where the water runs deep,
in sanctuaries, in places of worship.
Only the heart that is melted in devotion,
Only the mind that is open to the Spirit can truly know him.
I believe that the Apostle was talking about a Song of Solomon experience.
The song of songs, which is Solomons
I want my own song, a song that is mine.
Let him kiss me, with the kisses of his mouth.
I don't want to live by your experience.
I want to know Him for myself.
I want to know his kisses, I want to know his perfume,
I want to smell his garments, I want to smell his ointments.
I want to say, O, love for delights.
Knowing Him - Walking with him - Leaning on his breast
Going to sleep holding his hand - Waking up to his voice
is far superior to just reading about, or hearing about him.
 
"Yet I show unto you a more excellent way".
 
Why won't you open the door, and let HIM into your life ?
 
 
Saul Of Tarsus, Said,
 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge
( the supremacy of Knowing Him )
 of Christ Jesus my Lord; .....and do count them
but dung, that I may win Christ. ( Phil. 3:7-8 )
 
 JANUARY 2011
Part 2  Week 2
"A MORE EXCELLENT WAY"
 
Be still and know that I am God.
I want to reveal myself to you.
I have a deeper revelation of truth to give you.
 
 
Do not be discouraged.
Your vine has tender grapes.
If there were no fruit,
you would not be so tempted, so tested by the enemy.
Rejoice in knowing that the enemy would not trouble you so much
unless you were of some value to God.
Know this, that the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
No true believer who seeks to please God, escapes the
onslaughts of the enemy. You become prime targets for
his poisoned arrows and false accusations.
But resist him, and yield to the one who will set you free.
Do not doubt his forgiveness.
Psalm 119:117, says,
Hold me up, and I shall be safe.
 
Let me quote Charles Spurgeon,
If Christ did swear to bring you to glory.
If the father swore that he would give you to the son to be
part of the infinite reward for the travail of his soul.
Then your soul is safe !
  Till God himself shall be unfaithful
→  Till Christ shall cease to be the truth
→  Till God's eternal council shall become a lie
  Till the red roll of his election be consumed with fire
THEN YOU ARE SAFE ......AMEN
 
 
JANUARY 04, 2011
Last night at 2:30am I was awakened out of sleep
with the following message.
I will write exactly as I received it, with no omissions or additions.
interpretation will be left up to the reader.
 
This year, expirations will turn into expectations,
Despair will turn into hope,
What the enemy meant for evil will turn for good.
What was suppose to hurt you will begin to bless you.
As there will be many breakthroughs in the natural,
there will also be in the spiritual.
All these things will take place because something
is happening in the supernatural realm.
Watch for it - Witness it.
All these things will be opportunities for hardened hearts
to soften and turn to God, and give him thanks for His goodness.
Its another way of God saying
 HEY its me, I'm here !
Because 2012 will hold another story altogether.
 
JANUARY 2011
Part 1  Week 1
 
"A More Excellent Way For 2011"
 ".... And yet I show unto you a more excellent way."  ( 1 Cor. 12:31 )
 
Come out of the darkness, and walk toward the light.
Leave behind you all religious intellectualism, legalism, superficality and ideologies.
Only the heart that is melted in devotion can truly know God and receive divine revelation.
God says I have better things for you. I want to reveal myself to you. ME.
For eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man
the things that God has prepared for them that love him.
But there is only a limited amount of knowledge that we can learn of him from human sources.
We must experience Him for ourselves.
The Apostle Paul said, O, that I might know him and the power of his resurrection.
The Apostle was a very learned man, yet it was only an encounter with Jesus that changed him.
For we are not changed by knowledge but by love.
Let me show you a more excellent way.
A way that is the best way of all.
Be still and know that I am God.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high
shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.
The Spirit wants to draw you out beyond the confines of the natural world.
For the Spirit operates in the realm of the supernatural, not the natural.
The letter kills but the Spirit giveth life.
This year let us not be hindered in our comprehension of HIM,
by what we have been taught.
But let us experience HIM for ourselves.
Let us walk in A MORE EXCELLENT WAY.
God Bless You as you endeavor to live the high life.
December 2010
Message 4
 
Where is Your Oil ?
 
 
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment,
and POURED it on his head, as he sat at meat. ( Matt. 26:7 )
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever, this gospel shall be preached in the world,
there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. ( Matt. 26:13 )
 
This is an incredible statement - that this message
would accompany the gospel wherever it was preached.
What was in the alabaster box ?
What made it such an incredible memorial ?
This box represented her love, her life, and her greatfulness.
 
Where is your oil ? Where is your Love ?
Some people's love, some people's oil is still in the alabaster box.
Ocassionally they open it up and take a peek, get a whiff..smells good.
But if mary had done that, we would never have this story.
For her it was not enough to have the oil, it had to be poured out on somebody.
Someone whom she owed so much to, for something she could never repay.
She wanted him to know how she felt.
So she POURED the oil over Jesus' head until it ran down his body.
Spiknard..nard..12 ounzes... soaking his body.
So that even six days later when he was on the cross he could still smell it.
Those who took his body off the cross could smell it, even amid the bloody mess.
He knew there was at least one person out there who loved him.
He could smell her thankfulness, her love.
She was like that one leper who returned to give him thanks.
The ointment was a symbol of the heart of a giver.
It was an outward demonstration of in inward love.
Have YOU soaked him lately, have you poured your love, all over him.
Have you, like David, said, bless the Lord o my soul and ALL that is within me bless his name.
 
The life of the church is in the alabaster box.
Not the creed, or the formulas, or or the programs.
 
Where is your oil ?
Won't you pour it out on him this Christmas season.
 
 December 2010
Message 3
 
Cast Again
 
When Jesus had left speaking, he said to Simon,
launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Peter, Cast Again.
But Master, we have toiled all night and taken nothing.
We tried that, we have prayed about that,we have given up on that.
We are weary, tired and worn, there's just nothing happening.
Peter, what didn't happen yesterday,
What didn't happen last night,
What didn't happen last year is possible today.
Peter, Cast Again.
 
Samuel, how long will you mourn for saul ?
How long will you mourn for what was ?
How long will you mourn for what use to be ?
That thing is over.
It was for a season.
I'm going to bring something new into your life.
But before I do you have got to let go of yesterday.
Yesterday is gone. Today is now. Now is the day of salvation.
 
Let no aspect of the past be a hindrance or stumbling block.
God wants to bring you out of the past
into a fresh new revelation of himself in this present hour.
Samuel fill your horn with oil and go...
 
I want to encourage you to Cast Again,
To fill your horn with oil and go...
You have heaven's backing, heaven's support.
The blood is for you. God had such intense love for people
that he sent his only begotten son that
whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Look up, lift up your head, your deliverence draweth near.
CAST AGAIN.
Merry Christmas.
 
 
December 2010
Message 2 
Wolves In The Throne Room
 
For this I know, that after my departing shall grevious wolves
shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  ( Acts 20:29 )
 
The first job of the wolf is to locate their prey.
Always alert for signs that prey are around.
Wolves filter out the weak, the sick, the injured,
the old, the unstable .... THE EASY PREY.
There are wolves in sheep's clothing in the church.
Once they sense that prey is near, and vunerable,
they approach it quickly and quietly - very cautiously,
since they don't want to reveal their real presence.
Because if their scent is picked up the prey will run.
 
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves. ( Matt. 7:14 )
Ravening - Greedy - Can't get enough - Living by preying on others.
 
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether
they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
( St. John 4:1 0 )
 
December 2010
Message 1
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude
 
We have learned that according to two recent studies published in
the journal Personality and Individual Differences,
 
High levels of gratitude explain more about psychological well-being
than 30 of the most commonly studied personality traits.
 
So go ahead and give thanks.
 
The study showed that grateful people are happier and
more satisfied with their lives and social relationships.
They are more forgiving and more supportive than ungrateful people.
They are less stressed... less depressed... less envious... less anxious.
 
Any wonder the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:18
"in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you".
 
Gratitude is the mother of all other virtues.
Go ahead and "give thanks" this Christmas season.
Stop whatever you are doing right now
 and verbally give thanks to God for something in your life.
 
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise:
be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
( Psalm 100:4 )
 
November 2010
 
Only JESUS can satisfy your soul.
We are breathing, living, active beings,
created in the image & likeness of God.
Breathed into by the Spirit of God and have become a living soul.
How can a living, breathing, child of God
Full of the Spirit of God, ...Full of life, ...Full of the breath of God
Born again by His Spirit
 Touch a dead form... a dead ritual... a dead statue
And receive life from it ?
The dead ought to receive life from the living
Not the living receive life from the dead.
There is no food for a living soul in any of these,
This is no fit nourishment for a child of God.
Jesus said "I AM the bread of life".
 
Proverbs 8:25 says,
"For whoso findeth ME findeth life"
 
You are a living, breathing being 
and you can't get your nourishment from something dead.
 
When Jesus said, ( Rev. 3:20 )
 "Behold I stand at the door and knock,
if any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in to him and sup with him".
 
He was not calling us to some religious ritual, or some busy activity.
This was a genuine call to intimate fellowship.
How can we be so foolish, as to begin in the spirit,
and then be made perfect by the flesh.
Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free,
and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ( Galatians 3:1-3; 5:1 )
For whom the son sets free is free indeed.
Only JESUS can satisfy your soul.
 
November 2010:
 
Dont waste time by entertaining such thoughts as anger, self pity and remorse
When you can be keeping your mind in an attitude of praise and thanksgiving.
Keep your mind constructively employed
Not destructively deployed.
You cannot give your thoughts free rein
They will never choose the right path.
YOU must be the master of your own house.