Today is the 27th, which stands for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the past few days, I have had it on my heart and in my spirit to write on this topic. It is never an easy topic to approach. Most don’t even touch it until around Easter. But, we have to understand something about GOD. He wants us to be ALIVE in HIM.
In the days we live so many are fascinated by strange shows, ones with zombies or sorcerers. I believe the reason this is happening is because people ignore spirits. So, when u ignore something or someone, it will do one of two things. It will either leave you alone, or wait till you seem weak and return.
There are many hurting people in the body of Christ. It is astounding how many leaders are bound by the spirit of pride. This goes ALL the way back to the fall of man. Look at the garden of Eden. What was the first sin? It was pride, which was rooted in FEAR. The enemy knows this. The fact is, our accuser and opposition is not dumb as many think he is.
I am not saying he is the sharpest tool in the shed, but he is by no means stupid. Many leaders think that they can just do whatever THEY desire and God will not care. But this is NOT the case. GOD does care and He is making it very clear that it will NOT stand in HIS house or BODY. the enemy has convinced them that no one cares, but this is a lie. One I myself, believed for years.
This will be a beautiful time, where people are literally raised from the dead. It has already been happening. God is faithful. He has a purpose, no matter what we think or feel, that will be done. I don’t know about you but I want to be part of HIS perfect plan.
It will also be a difficult time for many. I grieve for those who reject God. Many of them have no clue what is coming for them. I am praying for HIS mercy, but what he desires must come to pass, and God gave us a choice. That is what it comes down to. He did, and for good reason. He does not LORD over us to guilt and condemn us. He is not expecting us to be fixed before He will help. He is a GOD of LOVE and ADORATION not a GOD of condemnation.
I cannot count how many times God has brought me back to life. Let alone people I know or our own family. Times where my heart almost stopped, or the beat could not be found, and times where I just fell into a pit, and the enemy wanted me to stay there. Jesus would reach down and lift me, once again from the miry clay. In fact, when it has happened there was only PEACE and LOVE and beautiful GLORY, and kindness. I stand in AWE of that.
All the while, I was being taught and still am, to lean not on my own understanding. Not ignoring my flesh, but dealing with it through Christ alone. Yesterday for example, God wanted to encourage me. I woke up feeling so anxious, and trying to get my bearings. I was not really mad, just weary and not wanting to do what I was called to that day. But God. As I stood in front of the mirror, I asked God for help. The enemy will tell you to be ashamed of that, but the word says differently. I said, “Lord, If you want me to go, you alone will have to do this.” So, He did. 🙂
I was able to get dressed and even though I was still feeling some nerves, my husband prayed, and we got there with little confusion, though the enemy tried. God prevailed! When we got to the place where we were supposed to go, I saw my friend, and God in her lit up the whole room! I was so thrilled to see her. Even more so to hear abt all God had been doing in her life. There were some bumps of course, but GOD is so much bigger. To think that 5 years ago, God had me planting seeds of FAITH in her. To see them harvesting was such a glorious gift, unto our KING. I would have missed it, if I had chosen how I felt or to serve my emotions that day. It was truly a joy.
Resurrection is a powerful word. It does NOT seem easy at times to serve God in this day we live in. But, I am grateful so beyond words grateful, for ALL the resurrections that are happening in our lives and those around us. When He spoke of raising the dead, it was NOT just literal, though that is a part of it.
People will persecute, call us names, threaten us when influenced by evil, but we must persevere in Christ. We cannot give in. Even our kids are learning that, it is NOT an easy lesson. But, it is one that MUST be learned. When we disobey, there is consequence. Depending on what we did, the consequence can be severe. Will we believe GOD, know that he can be trusted? Some of us have been and are still like doubting Thomas’s. But Jesus did not even condemn him, he just showed him the proof. That is how phenominal our God is.
As someone told me recently, the enemy will try to dig up dirt on us. A dear sister shared with me, “you are free of this that is trying to reach you, They are looking for an open door, a place to be welcomed in.” She was talking about something I had done as a child. The enemy cannot resurrect LIFE, He can only resurrect DEATH.
I have had times where the enemy would try hard to convince me I had depression again. But, almost every single time that I went through something I found out I was interceding for someone. The times I was not, something was coming at me from a place of wounds in my life or our family. If we are praying faithfully, as the word says we should, we will have to learn to discern if symptoms are ours, or someone else. God is not a man that he should lie. he will never lead us astray.
Who do we belong to? What to we belong to? Do we worship people, a building, friends? Because there is GRAVE danger in this. I adore our friends, and I love going certain places. But, God has convicted us that NOTHING deserves praise but HIM.
I felt led to post this scripture more than once. Scripture is manna from heaven. God will show us, through HIS eyes more each time we digest it. ~
I still see certain people and feel strange. Meaning maybe I feel anger or resentment, or hurt. But, that does not mean it is mine. Daily we release our feelings and emotions to GOD. Perhaps those people do not. Ask GOD, about everything. He will reveal and expose what is needed.
If you are going to a movie, cooking dinner, feeding animals, taking a walk, watching tv, meeting a friend, reading a book, cleaning house, taking a nap, or you name it, GOD cares. We have heard people say, “I can’t hear God.” the only way we can share that God speaks to us is in LOVE. If you have not let God in to love you, then you won’t recognize HIS voice. His LOVE to quote a dear sister is like “sunshine on a garden.” She said this about our friendship, but at the core of it is GOD, and HIS LOVE.
Soul ties must be cut. If you have a spouse who is an unbeliever, you cannot be linked with him or her. Let GOD be your spouse. I love my husband, but there have been times, when he was not seeking GOD that I had to do this. Also, so has he, and it is why we are still married and walking in unity with God. I am not saying someone should walk away or divorce necessarily, but we must SEEK GOD. Yes, God hates divorce. But, he hates us being unequally yoked to. Only He alone can direct our path. There have beenmany times, even in our marriage that we had to cut unGODLY soul ties with each other. The only safe tie that binds is GOD. We have stood in prayer and asked GOD alone to bind us. If a couple is not united in HIM, it can really be awful, and HELL as some of you may have noticed. I know we have.
Lets look at this scripture that is quite well known.
1 Corinthians 13
Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully and clearly known and understood [[h]by God].
13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
This is a great example of how God loves. But it is NOT the only way to love. Some people love from control and manipulation, others love from pain. We love the way we were taught how to love. Love that is impure is not the best kind of love. The most wonderful LOVE we can experience is from GOD, because HIS LOVE is always true.
The revelation that I got recently about raising the DEAD is simple. If we are not doing so in HIS LOVE, and it is not He doing it through us, it won’t work! It may look like it does, but it won’t be sustained.
Jesus never sinned because He always went to the Father. God the Father did everything through Him and Jesus did everything through HIM too. It was never about self, feelings, emotions, it was always 100% about GOD, and HIS plan.
Shouldn’t we be this way? I know I try, but often feel like I am failing. Thank GOD for HIS GRACE. Once again, He uses everything but HE excuses NOTHING!
A great leader has to be resurrected daily. Look at JESUS for example. He lives a new every day in each of us. Yes, He is not always present in a tangible sense where we can see HIM, but HE is very much here. The enemy has caused many to believe God does not see what we do, but He does.
Another thing that happened yesterday was Sarah E saw something and it happened to be a picture. In it she reacted to what was coming off of it. It was not JOY, not even close. She began to speak negative abt this person, and I said, “This person is not moved by kindness, but God is bigger.” We are not trying to curse the person, but speak that GOD is bigger than what we feel. He is you know, so much bigger!
I mean, I had like 5 days recently that felt like sleep walking, and my family kind of left me to myself. It was just me and God. I felt very lost, like I was in an ocean of emotion, with no buoy in site. Again, but GOD, on that 5th day, the day of Grace and favor, He pulled me out of the quicksand again. He showed me a lot of confirming things, like certain people were not really for us, of for HIM, and we needed to disconnect.
I had something happened recently which shocked me. I was just flabergasted at what people were doing, and calling it God. there was no kindness, just emotion, and again backing it up with I prayed about it. I asked the Lord to heal the wounds causing me to react the way I did. So many times in my life I have been rejected in HIS name, and I am certain to have more. It was not just one thing that happened, but a series. But God, He was faithful, and I will keep praying. Because when those things happen, and we set self on the altar, we see the purpose of God’s plan in it all. Then, the feelings or emotions, or even the spirits influencing us have no power. Because we surrender to GOD alone.
I will say again and again, I am NOT perfect, but I serve a PERFECT GOD!
The “crazy” faith we have may look ODD to some, but the fact is this, when we stand in FAITH it is about LIFE not death. We have been led to seek God to remove obstacles, and in some cases people that are trying to infect us or poison our walk. God is NOT playing around, this is NOT the time to just dig your heels in because it looks like it is the right thing. This IS the time to SEEK GOD. because when we do, then our ways will become HIS, and God will make us into a signs and wonders.
He wants to do this. God desires for us to be ALL He created us to become. He wants to bring us back from the dead. That means changing what we watch sometimes, and what we listen to, and even who we spend time with. I am amazed that so many people in leadership are not aware of certain spirits. This will not always be the case. People will either do it God’s way or perish. There really is no inbetween. It is either God or satan.
In 2010 he had me write a book about this topic. The point is choosing FAITH over FEAR and it is a LIFELONG process, commitment and covenant with GOD.
Some people wonder why we have to break UnGodly soul ties daily, close doors to evil, choose LIFE over Death, speak the blood of Jesus, and walk out the WALK in LOVE. Here is the simplest reason, because God said so. The weapons of warfare are not carnal, or physical.
Look at this scripture.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
6 Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.
I was watching a show recently, which I don’t watch as often now, cause I can barely stomach it. Anyway, an entertainer was talking about his marriage and said, “We have to of course keep the LUST alive.” I about threw up. I looked at our daughter and said, “Are they serving God?” She said, “no way, though they may think they are.” I said, “Sadly, I am not sure they care.” But, GOD does! LORD, bring them back from the DEAD.
Verse 6 in the scripture is particularly important. If the church is messed up with spirits, how can it fight the darkness? This is why the enemy’s spies have made their place there. But this is rapidly changing. we must understand that though the men and women of God whom God used were good examples, they were not perfect. Just because someone said something, we must not worship what was said. Jesus is perfect, and He is what brings all the imperfections to a halt. Specifically, by uniting with the Father and the Holy Spirit, the LORD has HIS way and HIS way alone.
THIS will be a glorious season IF we keep our eyes focused on Christ. IF we preach like HIM, because He must be the one moving in US to raise up the dead. Those who have been beaten, abused, hurt, hindered, thrown out like trash, kicked, bullied, and so much more. In Christ alone our hope is found.
Watch HIM bring the CHURCH back from the DEAD!!!
Let God arise and HIS enemies be scattered….hear the LION of JUDAH ROAR! Stand on the promises of GOD and watch TRANSFORMATION happen all around you. FOR HIS GLORY and purpose alone.
Today, we pray that whatever was lost, stolen, or hidden away, be restored as you come to HIM in obedience and repent with a sincere heart. I am doing so on behalf of many, as well as on my own behalf. LORD have your way in our lives, and bring to LIFE what we believed to be dead forever. In Jesus Name and BLOOD, Amen ~
In His Grace and GLORY,