This morning, so many things transpired. Long before you ever naturally opened your eyes, your spirit man was awake. The topic today is about Air. It is specifically about HOLY air. The enemy has been called the prince of the air. Because he was given temporary access to this world, and to be a ruler. In this season, that access that was granted is being revoked. So do you think there would be a little bit of push back? Is it abnormal that there would be some opposition? Well, NO. According to GOD, it is Heavenly normal, when Heaven invades the earth, for the plans of God to be challenged.
If there were no challenges in our lives, would we not be bored on earth? Cause I know I love a great puzzle, mystery, etc…Don’t you? Here is the trap that we can fall into. WE can hold onto the air. Meaning, we can hold on to things that have been used to wound us, and indirectly give them authority in our lives. This can also be a place of idols being formed, and little mini gods being made. Often, with us, at first being none the wiser. Have you ever had something you just could not let go of???
I know WE have, and occasionally still don’t notice right away. But, thank GOD we do eventually notice. Because, GOD has a plan even for that. His time is perfect. We should not justify sin, or willfully try to make things happen our own way. That is an aspect of evil. People in many cases don’t like certain words. In fact, we have noticed that they scare some. Words such as witchcraft, sorcery, and satan, are used to intimidate in many cases. But, they are just words. In scripture it says witchcraft is the sin of rebellion. I don’t know about you, but I would rather cut off my right arm than rebel against God on purpose.
The other day, I was sitting outside with my AGH (Awesome Godly Husband). We were relaxing and REsTING in God’s presence. We sat and soaked it in, as we worshiped our mighty God. We played volleyball, laughed, and floated on the water. It was truly Heaven. Given everything that has been endured recently, it is a welcome change. We got ready to go inside after a bit, and like usual, I hopped off my float. IT was no harder than usual, but the float popped. I was like huh??? Immediately my logical mind wondered what happened. But, I had to seek GOD on it. Some would say that God doesn’t care about that. However, I would say, “God cares about everything. It ALL matters to Him.” So I sought the LORD, and this is what He showed me.
That float was someone else’s trash, it was found in the garbage. It lasted for a few months. When the float got deflated air was released. Kind of like a flat tire. Do you praise God when you get a flat tire? Cause we should, it means GOD has new ones coming! I got off the float, had this happen and David and I both in our natural mind were perplexed for a moment. Then we almost immediately repented saying, “Lord, speak to us about this.” When I was a child, I thought like a child. Then I became a man and put away childish things.” This scripture rang out to me. God wants us to enjoy His many gifts and blessings. We had done nothing wrong necessarily. He simply had MORE to give us. WE needed to breathe HIS more in and let the LESS out.
Have any of you ever been told you are selfish? I would bet you have. As I kid I was told that so often, it became part of my identity. I knew God loved me, but I ran hard from that LOVE. No one around me was showing it, in a tangible way. I’m not saying love was not present, just not obvious. Our family growing up went to church practically every Sunday. I sang in the choir, and eventually, so did my parents. But, really deep healing was something that seemed far away. IT was like a trip we could never take, a destination lost.
These things would come at me, and I would cry. I mean, I would cry HARD. I got so much persecution for my tears. It was like they were bad, and I should not cry. Little boys many times experience this in life. I was a girl through and through but I loved playing with the boys. I had friends who were also neighbors. I just always had trouble connecting with the girls. I grew up with brothers, so logically I connected more with the boys. But, later would learn there was another reason for this. I was then and will always be incredibly connected to Jesus. To me, HE is the greatest brother of ALL time. I longed for connection with my earthly brothers. But, the connection I did receive was small. So, I clung to GOD. Did I ever fall down? YES. Did I get hurt? SO much at times I thought I would literally die.
I remember begging GOD to kill me as a child. I would pray at night asking for that. I did not understand it was wrong. There was no one telling me this. I did not understand that part of why I prayed this way, was from Fear or influence of the spirit of death. But, I do now. He has healed me of these deep wounds, and conquered death more times than I can count to. It is humbling to see that multiplying ALL across His land. Did I have to earn it? No. It was and IS simply because WE are loved by GOD and that GOd loves us forever.
So, here is the question…..What do you breathe in, and hold on to??? It is time to let the AIR out and SEE Heaven manifest. Will it burn your flesh? YES, at first it definitely will. But, the more you experience the LOVE of GOD, and dig deep into HIS word, and presence, healing will come. What was HELL will be transformed on earth into Heaven. God makes very specific promises. Do you believe them? Because HIS promises, and HIS word havebeen proven. He stands even more than the test of time. His LOVE is eternal and time is in HIS hands, as is Healing.
Do you want you, your children He’s given, your spouse He’s gifted, your animals, friends family, the list goes on and on, to WALK in FREEDOM? I mean HOLY FREEDOM…..If you do then LET the AIR OUT. The enemy might be a false prince, but GOD is the KING and JEsus, the SON of GOD is a REAL prince. The enemy is ALL about competition. With God there is no need to compete. He makes us complete in HIM.
I pray He uses this to bless someone. I have been redeemed from so much. Haven’t WE ALL??? Nonetheless God is faithful still. I was a cutter as a kid. I thought I was ugly, horrible, a waste of space. But, that was ALL lies and thank GOD even with them present, I clung to HIM, somewhere inside. With every breath, HE is my ALL and ALL and I surrender. Oh, and when the air was let out of that float, God saved part of that float and made another, and provided 2 more brand new ones. He knows our needs. He brings provision, He alone is GOD and HE will not fail us. He simply wants 100% of who we are, so WE can receive 100% of HIM in return. GLORY.
Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 111 helpful votes
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
Revelation 21:8 ESV / 82 helpful votes
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Revelation 21:1-27 ESV / 69 helpful votes
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 43 helpful votes
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Matthew 25:41 ESV / 30 helpful votes
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Revelation 20:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes
And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
1 Peter 3:18-22 ESV / 25 helpful votes
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
James 2:20-24 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
Revelation 20:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 3:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes
No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.
John 14:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes
In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
Matthew 25:46 ESV / 16 helpful votes
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 15 helpful votes
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
Revelation 20:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
John 13:36 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.”
John 3:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Psalm 16:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Genesis 19:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
John 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 23:43 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Revelation 19:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
This day LORD, on the 27th, representing preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we stand and we thank you. We praise you for being you. For receiving the good, the bad and the ugly from us. For going after every lost sheep, we thank you mighty GOD. For delivering us from evil, and bringing Heaven in place of Hell we praise you. Heavenly Father we thank you for kicking us in the behind when it is needed. You are gentle in ALL your ways. Holy spirit we thank you for burning off ALL of this world, and for nurturing us as only you can. Like a mother and child and Father and child, so is the family of GOD. We are all ONE in HIM. Grateful, humbled and so in LOVE with our mighty GOD. Thank you for being our voice. We give Glory to your name. In the name and blood of Jesus, we stay repentful before you LORD. Purify us even more. Bring us Heaven. IJHN AMen
In His Grace and Glory,
E and FAM
27 May 2014