|Posted on November 13, 2016 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
Reflection: Spiritual Protocol Part II-Spiritual Backlash/Retaliation
The spiritual realms play by a different set of rules, order and conduct. You will do yourself, family and pillars of your life well to know and understand these truths.
Some have ministered to someone who was sick or in bondage and was barely out the door when everything began going wrong in their life. Many have came down with the same physical symptoms, some experienced strife in their homes, theft, others destruction, cars breaking down, accidents, sickness, appliances breaking, children getting hurt and numerous, endless other scenarios.
Important Key Points to Remember:
1. Do not Force your ministry on those who do not desire your ministry. You are Trespassing & Out of Order should you continue to do so. This includes your family, those you love and deeply care for. We cannot impose our will or desires on others even if it is right and Godly. To do this is operating in a form of witchcraft. Remember, our example is how the Father interacts with us.
2. Pray, minister etc. as you are lead by the Holy Spirit only. We must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading, direction and prompting. The Holy Spirit knows what we do not know. The individual Must Desire and Be Ready to be delivered and set free, otherwise, you are Trespassing & Out of Order. You cannot help or minister to someone who has no desire to change. They are comfortable and content in their current condition, naturally or spiritually. That is their right if they so desire.
3. After ministry to someone or a group, you must submit yourself Completely to God, break all spiritual links with this person or people and renounce any contamination or curse (s) that might have been received from the person or people. In addition, make sure you yourself are personally in the right standing with God and posturing in the spirit. Confess, Repent and Renounce sin, unholy connections, activity etc. if applicable. By doing this you are clearing your spirit and stopping the enemy from gaining a hold in your life.
If you keep these scriptural procedures and processes in mind before and after ministry, you will not experience backlashes in the spirit.
|Posted on November 11, 2016 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Reflection: Wake Up: An Enemy Has Done This!
Wake up Church, things will get worse before they get better. But, God will hide, protect, keep and sustain His people. However, this is no time to be spiritually stagnant, lazy, out of rhythm with God or asleep. Are you praying, watching and listening in the spirit? Do NOT believe or receive everything that the media outlets are presenting; only a small percentage of it is really true. They are propagating the agenda of the enemy, not that of the Kingdom of God. Don’t just watch, read or listen to the so called news or information without guarding your heart and rightly discerning in the spirit. Most of it is demonically inspired and driven to plant ungodly seeds in the heart. Those seeds grow to create, foster and maintain ungodly belief systems, mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors in the core of the soul (mind, will, and emotions, subconscious). All of this can and will destroy the fabric of our civilized society and Godly culture.
We need to recognize the work of the enemy and that there is a spiritual battle going on for the right to rule, Kingdom of Heaven or Kingdom of Darkness. All truth is parallel, meaning what we see is in the natural realm is only the manifestation of what is happening behind the scenes. We must fight in prayer; stand on the Word of God, cast down imaginations, sophisticated arguments and every high, proud thing which exalts itself against the knowledge of God. We must also obey the Word and the promptings, unction, direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit in order to reclaim and maintain that which is right and Godly. Church, we must be discerning, wise, knowledgeable, bold and courageous in this hour!
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (AMP)
For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man. The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ, being ready to punish every act of disobedience, when your own obedience [as a church] is complete.
Matthew 13:24-28 (AMP)
Jesus gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed [a]weeds [resembling wheat] among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the weeds appeared also. The servants of the owner came to him and said, ‘Sir did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have weeds in it?’ He replied to them, ‘An enemy has done this...
|Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Reflection: Right Prospective and Focus
We should NOT look for deliverance through people, policies, procedures or laws. We are to pray and move in obedience while keeping our focus, faith and hope in God and Him alone. However, realize and understand that God has sovereignly decided to accomplish His purpose, plan and will through mankind, saved or unsaved. He can and will use any person, means, methods or things necessary to accomplish His agenda in the earth.
Isaiah 46:9-11 (KJV)
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
|Posted on November 7, 2016 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Reflection: Spiritual Protocol Part I
There is protocol, rank and order for the divine and demonic kingdoms in the spiritual realms. The enemy understands this oftentimes better than we do as People of God. We do not have to tolerate illegal, unwarranted attacks and harassment from the enemy. This can be directed towards you, your family or any pillar of your life.
We have the authority and power to speak the Word and rebuke him in the name of Jesus. But we must be fully submitted to God and in a place of obedience. When we are out of order and not in the will of God, it undermines and weakens our authority and power in the spirit. This makes our words weak, hollow and powerless.
Sin is the only way the enemy is given legal, warranted, authority to attack anyone. If there is a doorway open in someone's life, it must be closed. This will prevent the enemy from entering by that same avenue. The term or coined phrase “spiritual doorway” is used to describe the avenue for sin operating in a person’s life, either directly, through spiritual contamination or outright rejection of the Word.
Some ways the enemy may have license to operate may include, but may not be limited to: witchcraft, immoral sexual behavior, drugs, generational sins, spiritual contamination, rebellion etc. The avenue by which the enemy has entered someone’s life must be identified, all sin repented before God, renounced and closed with prayer. Once you are delivered and free, maintain it by turning completely away from sin and giving no place to the enemy in your life.
James 4:6-7 (AMP)
But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].” So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you.
|Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Reflection: You Do Not Have To Be Spiritually Blind
We are living in a time where we must cultivate our sensitivity and perception in the spiritual realm (s). We need to hear or see in the spirit if not both. If you are in Christ, you have received the fullness of Holy Spirit without measure. There is a powerful, personal anointing within you, which abides and you do not have to be blind in the spiritual realm (s). The personal anointing within you is for guidance and protection. It is not the same as an anointing for ministering to others. This is just for you and matters concerning you.
1 John 2:20 declares, But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 1 John 2:27 declares, But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
Release your faith for more and allow the Holy Spirit, our teacher, to train you to be more discerning and perceptive. Just as you have natural senses, you have senses in the spirit but you must learn to recognize them. Make a decision today to receive and believe the Word of God by Faith. Spend regular, dedicated time in prayer, fasting, reading, meditating on the Word and living a lifestyle of obedience. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. Sincerely desire that the He reveal that which is hidden and veiled to you.
Psalm 37:4 (AMP) Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (AMP) Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.
|Posted on October 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Reflection: No More Excuses: Are You Walking in Power? If Not, Why?
Read, Meditate & Study: Luke 10:17-20
Jesus is having a conversation with the 72 disciples, not the 12 that He sent out. They have returned from ministering in power with signs following (miracles, healing and deliverance which include freedom and liberty for those that were bound, oppressed, possessed and the casting out of demons).
They were given this authority and power by Jesus even before the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and was able to actually dwell within man and before Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. They were able to walk in undeniable, unstoppable power before the Holy Spirit came down.
How much more power and authority should Spirit- Filled, Born-Again Believers, who truly believe God and have the indwelling of the precious Holy Spirit and the Anointing of the Spirit within? Shouldn’t we be walking in even greater power and authority with signs following us?
We have no excuses to offer the Father for fruitlessness, defeat, lack of victory, blessing and power with signs following in any area of our lives. The Church should be Unstoppable! There should be no blockage or lack in our life but a free, unending flow of our blessing and inheritance in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus is responding to their excitement, surprise and amazement in all that they were able to do in His name. The disciples are like so many of us. Do we really believe God? Do we really take Him at His Word? Do we really believe that we have authority and power in the realms of the spirit? Do we really believe in the Supernatural Power of God?
Jesus is sharing and releasing powerful revelational truths about the authority and power of everyday believers and our power over all the power of the enemy. Satan, his demonic kingdoms and their ranks are under our feet as we operate under the unction, direction, leading and guidance of the Lord.
Remember, Jesus sent and directed them to go forth in His name. He told them exactly what to do and how to do it. They knew their realm of authority, assignment and were not operating in the flesh or doing their own thing. He has given that same General Directive and Mandate to the Modern Day Church. But, He will tell you and show you exactly what you are to do.
Jesus is also letting them know that they should be more excited and overwhelmed about the certainty of the believer’s reconciliation, redemption, coming resurrection in our glorified bodies and eternal home in heaven. He did not want them to forget the Mandate that has been given to every Sprit-Filled, equipped, empowered believer to GO but He wanted them to have the right heart, perspective, equipping, empowerment and focus.
He wanted them first and foremost to rejoice and be exceedingly glad that their name has been Recorded and Sealed forever in the Lambs Book of Life!
These are powerful scriptures to read, study and meditate on for victory, power, revelation in your heart, not your head and discernment for every area of life.
You will be unstoppable!
Luke 10:17-20 (AMP)
The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like [a flash of] lightning. Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on [a]serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you. Nevertheless do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”
|Posted on October 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
Reflection: Do not Neglect the Written Word of God!
Jesus wants to present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, set apart and blameless. He sanctifies the church and cleanses her by the washing of water with the Word of God. The Word of God is our light, guide, measuring rod and renews our mind which allows us to be focused and grounded in truth. It is also alive, quick, powerful, sharpening, life changing and will bring salvation, deep emotional and physical healing, deliverance, wholeness and exponential increase.
One Word from God changes everything! Delight yourself, hunger and thirst for the pure, unadulterated Word of God. Don’t spend a day without opening your bible, reading and meditating on the Word of God even if it is just 5 minutes. No spoken word or prophecy should be given Higher Authority or Pursuit than the Holy Scriptures. A spoken word or prophecy must be judged, validated and measured by the written Word of God. All scripture is God–Breathed, Holy Prophets of Old spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. God’s written Word, logos, is inerrant, incorruptible, infallible, unchangeable and eternal. It is forever settled and established in heaven.
Don’t be a lazy believer. Stop looking for a spoken word or prophecy and go to the written Word of God. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you directly. He desires to talk with you and minister rhema, truths, applicable to your life and matters that concern you. Do not despise Prophecy, for it is the Testimony of Jesus. However, do not neglect taking personal time regularly to read, study and meditate on the written Word of God.
Psalm 119:89 (KJV) Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
Job 23:12 (KJV) Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Psalm 119:16(KJV) I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalm 1:2 (AMP) But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.
2 Timothy 2:15 (AMP) Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth.
Ephesians 5:25-27 (AMP) ….just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God], so that [in turn] He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy [set apart for God] and blameless.
Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) for the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged [a]sword, penetrating as far as the division of the [b]soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.
2 Peter 1:19-21 (NIV) We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (AMP) Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning]. But test [a]all things carefully [so you can recognize what is good]. Hold firmly to that which is good.
Revelation 19:10 (AMP) Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he [stopped me and] said to me, “You must not do that; I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers and sisters who have and hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God [alone]. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy [His life and teaching are the heart of prophecy].”
|Posted on October 3, 2016 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Reflection: Worth Before God
Never underestimate the worth of a Contrite Heart and a Broken Spirit before God. It may not always cause you to be noticed or have much value by people but it is very precious in the EYES of God. Such a one God can trust with His heart, secrets, mysteries, deeper truths and revelations. This is NOT to inflate their ego with pride, arrogance and superiority but to Advance the Kingdom of God in Love.
Psalm 51:17 (NLT) The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
James 4:10 (NLT) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
|Posted on October 3, 2016 at 2:30 AM||comments (0)|
Reflection: God is Watching!!!
God is watching and examining our works, motives and the condition of our hearts. In your efforts to serve and minister to others, be very careful that you are directing and drawing attention to Jesus and not yourself. Stay hidden behind the glorious cross!
John 12:32 (KJV) … if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
|Posted on October 3, 2016 at 2:15 AM||comments (0)|
Reflection: How do you respond to God when He says No, Wait or is Silent?
Choose to Rejoice in the Lord!
Habakkuk 3:17-18 (AMP) declares 17 Though the fig tree does not blossom And there is no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive fails And the fields produce no food, Though the flock is cut off from the fold And there are no cattle in the stalls, 18 Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord; I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation!