Saturday, November 26, 2011

Realms and Kingdoms

The world is out there. We live in it, we see it, we experience and we have  very little understanding about it. Within the world are realms and kingdoms. Even this is an enigma to most people. Sure they see the countries and nations within those countries. They see the rulers in those nations and some have "kings", but still their understanding is very rudimentary. Beneath or within every realm and kingdom on the earth is a power base or source. At the root of even that is THE greatest power source, the word of God. In His creative declarations God produced a framework so minuscule and invisible to the naked eye that even the strongest electron microscopes can't pick it apart in complete understanding. God Himself upholds all things by the word of His power! How are we as created beings able to understand He who is self existent and yet able to create from nothing something? Simply, we are made in His likeness and in His image. He once spoke and we heard and perceived. Before the fall in Adam, we heard, we perceived, we understood and we obeyed. In the last Adam, Yeshua Hamashiach, we have been restored and can walk as the manifested sons (and daughters) of the Most High.

There is a battle raging in this world, but its victory was secured before the foundation of it. God in Christ, in our Messiah Yahoshuwah, declared His victory. He called His Son "the word" and created everything we see and perceive. In His declaration of the hierarchy in this world He secured the victory and we (His sons and daughters) must play it out. 

In every tournament in realms and kingdoms are rules. Rules are laws and those laws broken have consequences. Even should the participants be unaware of the rules and laws, they will still pay the consequences unless a surrogate or substitute is found. 

 Revelation {11:15} And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Again, in a tournament here are time restraints. The tournament lasts a limited time, has time boundaries and only the king can change those restraints. When the tournament is up, the games are over. So it is with this time frame we call the "kingdom age". It lasts 7 days or in God's viewing 7, 000 years. 

2 Peter {3:8} But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

After the tournament is over we will leave the time restraints we have known on this side of the spiritual and eternal realms. 

Within the time restraints we now know are "moeds" and "mowadahs", God appointed times and places. God will set aside a certain time and give it a name and a purpose. He will also set aside certain places and give them names and purposes as well. This is all part of His plan or will. His vision is all encompassing and fully dimensional. Those who participate in His will win trophies. Those who fight against or ignore it suffer dread consequences. Those who sell out completely to it will excel. Those who compromise will be "pruned" so that those who will cooperate can proceed in His plans. 

In God's plan and His tournament we have 6,000 years to work and 1,000 to rest and reign. In the biblical calendar we are in the year 5,772. That means there are 228 years left in this divine "tournament". 

God is the rule keeper. He declared that heaven and earth would record the outcome. As we live and speak both heaven and earth or recording the results of our words and deeds. At the end the record books will be opened and rewards and consequences will be handed out. There will be a tribunal and not one will escape from His sight. 

With every tournament are the good guys and the bad guys. Of course being that God's realm is spiritual or made of that which we can't see until it manifests, the enemies are invisible. Unless we are given spiritual vision, they can be perceived, but not seen with naked eyes. 

We are in a battle folks. Some of us have been given those spiritual eyes to see and spiritual ears to hear just what God is saying today by His Precious Holy Spirit. He has inspired (breathed within us) His plan for these last few days in the tournament of life. He has called us to be scribes and heralds of His will. What is His will? To believe on His Son, His representative on earth from heaven. Many are being lead astray away from His will. Many are joining the dark knight's side. Thankfully it only takes one to make a difference in the kingdom. That one was Yeshua/Jesus. He came and took his part in the tournament over 2,000 years ago. He came on the fourth day and was killed (part of the plan). He rose on the third day (also part of the plan). Now he sits on his throne on the right hand of Abba Father. He is interceding for those who hear God's voice and sell out to obey. 

The trumpets are blaring. The shofar has been blown as well. The call to duty has sounded and we have a job to do. We must lay aside all the distractions that have kept us busy up to this point. We must take up arms (the full armor of God) and go in and war for the souls of men and women. God created with His word, Yeshua redeemed, rescued and delivered us and now the Holy Spirit in we who were redeemed, rescued and delivered must go in and rescue those who have hearing ears and seeing eyes. 

Sitting still is no longer an option. We must leave our pews. We must leave our homes. We must leave our comfort zones and get off our laurels and march. You're in the battle whether you recognize it or not, whether you want to fight or not. You've been preparing and being prepared. Whatever you've lived through you will use. Whatever you've learned you will use. God will use you, but only if you are willing to let go of everything you thought you knew about life. Let Him take the lessons you've learned and transform you into the likeness and image of His Son! He is truly working in you both to will and to do of HIS good pleasure. It is His pleasure to give YOU the kingdoms and realms. 


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stalled Miracle?

Jairus was the leader of the synagogue in Decapolis, the place known as "ten cities". His life was entrenched in the word of God. For all his study and dedication to that word he still had needs. Today his need had been greater than any he had known before. For the umpteenth time he went in and wiped the perspiration from his twelve year old daughter's brow. She was gravely ill and with all his knowledge he had no answer for his precious daughter's cries. In the back of his heart he had this nagging thought, "everyone that Yeshua lays his hands on is healed". He simply couldn't ignore the thought any longer. It didn't matter to him that he would lose his job. He didn't care if the Pharisees would cast him out of his beloved synagogue, he had to save the life of his daughter. His life meant nothing without her.

He set off to find Yeshua. He had heard that he was coming to Decapolis and he prayed he could find him and throw himself at the feet of Yeshua and beg him to come and touch his child. It wasn't very long before he heard the crowd and saw the rebel healer. Straight before him was the man himself, followed by the rumored crowds he had heard followed this sect leader's teachings. He almost ran to him, time was of the essence for his daughter was at the portal of death and life was ebbing from her body.

As he dropped to the ground at Yeshua's feet, his heart broken, his will spent, his destiny sealed, he saw the eyes of compassion in the eyes of this strange man. He begged him just as he had planned. The urgency of the moment made Jairus half nauseous, but the Lord was following him and he stepped up his pace as they headed towards his home. Just as they were nearing the block where he lived the healer stopped in his tracks. "Who touched my clothes" he questioned? Jairus was dumbfounded at this question as it seemed were Yeshua's disciples. They all looked around and his followers retorted, "Master this is a huge crowd and many people have touched you"! Jairus could hardly believe his ears. He wanted to grab the healer and run with him. He felt panic welling up in his heart.
An eternity later a cowering woman fell at Yeshua's feet exactly as Jairus had done. Jairus was frantic for this whole drama to be over. The woman was an unclean bleeder. She had snuck in and touched the Lord's knotted tribal prayer garment that every man in Israel wore. She relayed how she had planned to touch his talit with its 613 knots representing every law in the Torah. Although every man of the 12 tribes wore one, she knew that Yeshua's was different. It was different because HE wore it.

Anger and fear were growing like cruel mocking residents in the back of Jairus' mind. He could have had this woman stoned. One of those 613 laws gave him the right to try this woman for breaking the law. She should have cried out, "unclean" when she was near crowds. The healer spoke in time to stop Jairus' reasonings. "Daughter, your faith has made you whole. Go in perfect peace-shalom shalom. You are healed of your plague". Just as those words left Yeshua's mouth Jairus recognized his friends coming towards him from the direction of his home. "There is no reason to bother the master. Your daughter is dead". Jairus' heart dropped as he heard the dreaded words, but as Yeshua spoke a hush came over the crowd. "Don't be afraid, only believe" were the five grace filled words that he offered to Jairus. Clearing his mind of the fear he headed back towards his home. When he turned towards Yeshua he noticed the crowds hadn't followed. When they entered the house they were met with the horrific cries of mourners piercing his heart. Yeshua took control and ushered everyone out but him, his wife and a few of the disciples. His daughter was laying still on the bed, gray and lifeless. Yeshua took her hand and proclaimed in Aramaic, "little girl arise", and so she did! Tears of joy filled Jairus' eyes. Blurry eyed he grabbed his wife and began to yell and laugh with delight he had never felt before. It mattered little he had no job, he felt alive, really alive for the first time. They held their daughter as if it too was the very first time.

Jairus thought over the day as he and his wife watched their daughter eat. The last thing the Lord had told them was to feed her. Jairus could only think of what he would be telling everyone as he recalled his daughter's miracle. His life would never be the same. He knew he was also eternally tied to that woman who he'd been tempted to throw to the judges. They had shared a moment in time and destiny that would be heralded from then on! He sensed he had almost stopped the miracle when he had been tempted to be offended. He was so glad that he had heard those words, "fear not, believe only".

- love never fails.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Word of Encouragement to the Body

The Lord speaks to me in the wee early morning hours. The following was given to me for the Body a couple nights ago. I sent it to specific people as a morale booster during perilous times. The Lord is no respecter of persons so I submit this to whosoever needs it.

When we have been in the battle for very long we are tempted to draw up in a sort of "fetal position" and give up or withdraw. The noise and fatigue of warring can be overwhelming to the flesh. It seems so much easier to surrender than to get back into the battle.

Consider David when he and his men had returned from battling to find their families had been taken. What was once their sanctuary became a crime scene. David's men wanted to kill him. They were angry, exhausted and ready to mutiny, but what did David do? He encouraged himself in the Lord! He stirred up the memory of past victories God had given him. He then asked God if he should go and if he would recover all. His faith in God's previous faithfulness stirred God to respond! God told him he would surely recover ALL. He and his men did exactly that!

I know how tired one can get of facing the noisome pestilence of the enemy. The enemy seems relentless, but he can NOT be in all places at all times. God however, is omnipresent by His spirit in us! If we do all to stand on the bedrock of God's unchanging word, we give God a platform from which to war. He raises up a banner of victory when the enemy storms our castle. The battle becomes His and the victory ours. I am standing for you to receive the seven fold restoration of all that has been stolen by the thief.

Do not grow weary in well doing. We are in this together. I am gathering the troops, we grow stronger as we unify and join arms in this battle for the souls (minds, wills, and emotions) of those God is calling. One lamb at a time I am being asked to pour in the oil and the wine to heal broken hearts so the lambs can hear His voice for themselves. We will all hear the same voice, but God wants to speak directly to you so you will have full assurance that it's Him speaking and not the enemy!

I've fought the bear, I've fought the lion and I will kill the uncircumcised Philistine and win. The adversary has nothing but shrouded lies, draped in half truths. We have a Father who can NOT lie! If He said it He has to make it good.

- love never fails.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shaken and Stirred

If I have anything between me and my ability to hear the Father's voice I want it removed. I know that faith and love are the two power twins that give me access to the promises of God. Add patience and I've got spiritual dynamite that can move mountains.

Here I am talking about moving mountains and don't even notice that quakes and quaking move mountains as well. We are told that God is going to shake everything in the last days. He's doing so for our benefit. He's removing obstacles to His will. He wants us to hear His voice.

Around the hearts of men are shells being formed by the negative forces of this world. Ignorance, affliction and persecution causing offense, cares, worries, lusts, pleasures and the deceitfulness of riches all cause a hard shell to be formed around our hearts. Our hearts or spirits are the gardens of spiritual fruit. If they become hard packed, stone filled or thorn strewn they will stop producing.

If we can't hear the Father faith can't come. If we simply read our bibles and attempt to do good works without hearing God's daily instructions we end up offering works of the flesh rather than spirit led effective works.

Today God is truly working in His children both to will and to do of His good pleasure. His pleasure is to circumcise our hearts. He doesn't want flesh touching spiritual seed. He is willing to heal our wounded hearts so we can hear Him speak!

He wouldn't ask us to open our hearts to damage, He also tells us to "keep" our hearts. We do so by putting on the full armor of God. With the shield of faith (hearing God's voice) and the breastplate of righteousness on we can hear His voice and defeat the forces of darkness warring for the souls of men.

Allow God's shaking and be stirred up in spirit for the greatest victory of your life.


- love never fails.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Praying for the Modern Day Apostles

My beloved husband died too soon. He was isolated and cut off from the Body of Christ to his own demise. He was a modern day apostle and was dangerous to the adversary. He became disconnected from the other strong men of God. For this reason the adversary was able to come in and kill, steal and destroy.

I'm a warrior therefore I am very pragmatic. I've had to move on quickly and get back on the battlefield. I believe in learning from mistakes and so I'm publishing to those who have ears to hear the humongous need for the Body to pray first for God to send the apostles back into the world, and secondly for their guidance and protection.

The first thing the Lord did after ascending back into heaven was to give apostles. The Body needs this gift of order. God wants us to understand order and be able to prioritize during battle. Apostles help with triage and the other factors of war. The apostles of the Lamb battled successfully through the persecution of their time. We need to be able to do so more effectively in these dark and perilous times.

Pray for the signs of apostles; patience, signs, wonders and mighty deeds. Pray also for them to be surrounded by warring angels. Pray for deliverance from evil and all the deception of the adversary.

Pray for them to walk in holiness and be nothing but salt and light. If our leaders fall we shall fall as well.

Pray for grace for the apostles to do nothing but the will of the Father through the great Apostle Yeshua/Jesus.

Blessings as you pray!

- love never fails.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stirred Up and Fired Up

When a child of God is earth bound it is a horrible thing. It means that a spiritual child is bound like a slave to the earth or earthly things, when he/she should be soaring with the Spirit of God. When the chains are broken loose and the constraints removed, the freedom that follows is an awesome thing.

I remember when I was bound to cigarettes. I had smoked for 15 years when I decided enough was enough. I knew I couldn't quit, but I had no clue if God would deliver me. I stepped out in total trust and told Him, "God I need to quit smoking, but I know that I can not do it. What must I do to be delivered from them?" I heard Him give me specific instructions and I did exactly what He told me to do. What He told me to do had NOTHING to do "naturally speaking" with quitting, but my obedience to His instructions freed me completely. Within three days I was completely free from cigarettes. Much like the woman with the issue of blood who touched the fringes of Yeshua/Jesus' prayer garment, I said in myself, "If I just do what He told me I shall be made free". The woman with the issue of blood knew that if she let anyone know she was in the crowd, she would have been stoned. It was the penalty for bleeding and not crying out, "Unclean, unclean". She had to be willing to die in order to live. She gave up everything to live. Normally if I had quit smoking "cold turkey" I would have heard in my head, "You're going to die if you don't get a cigarette". To obey God in this thing meant I had to be willing to face the withdrawal of not smoking and be ok with it. I NEVER had any withdrawal symptoms, but I didn't know that would be the case. I obeyed God and it was as if I had never smoked in the first place. Now whenever I smell cigarette smoke or see someone smoke I say, "Thank you Lord for delivering me from cigarettes."

Today I'm experiencing a freedom in spirit I haven't felt in years. To be released more each day to know the intimacy of a relationship with a living God goes beyond words.

As the hart panteth for the water brooks so my soul longeth after thee...

This is what I'm experiencing today. I'm so happy God has a bigger plan than the plan the adversary has tried to get me to accept as my "fate". Bah Humbug! 

I don't know how those who don't have a personal walk with God do it. To just have life on the most rudimentary levels is so dissatisfying to me. To reach for the heavens and have God touch you back is wonderful. It feels like a death when you first let go, but the rewards of seeking His kingdom are truly more than marvelous.

Do not be satisfied with your everyday life. When you hunger for the things of this world and when you achieve them, you will come away hungry again, but when you reach for God and He fulfills your destiny with His precious Holy Spirit you are so full you are overflowing.

Selah (Hebrew for stop and chew on this)!