Pastor’s Blog 7.7.19

This past week America celebrated its independence as a nation. The cycle is continuing… for thousands of years nations have risen and fallen. When a people are oppressed by a government of men, eventually, the nature of evil gets a hold and the nation experiences the wages of sin which is death. The Kingdom of God is the hope of humanity and the only true righteous government that there is. For 200 years America had a righteous agenda. Not that the agenda was always followed, but nevertheless the intent was written in our constitution. The agenda has changed. The scripture says:

Psalm 11:3 If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? NKJV

Well the foundation of God’s word as our standard has been destroyed by the liberal progressive attack over the last 75 or so years. It is calculated with a demonic wisdom. The god of reason is now fully enthroned in America and only a “national” revival will tear it down. Unfortunately ,our grandchildren will be the ones who are going to eat the fruit of this doing.

Sometimes, when it seems so overwhelming I return to the history lessons of humanity. There WILL be another visitation for the next generation. We are in a season now between moves of God, but God will move because the saints are praying and He will visit His people again! As a child growing up in the 60’s, America was as or even more polarized than it is now. However, the Jesus Movement and the Charismatic revival saved those in my generation that were so lost, and the Lord still knows who are His.

2 Timothy 2:16-19 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” NKJV

Every generation has to contend for the truth and we are no exception. If Caesar could not stop Christ while burning Christians on poles to light his garden at night, the progressives will not stop God from redeeming those who are His!

So remember to pray for our Nation, as lost as it is, it is still the best the world has and the hope of Billions! We WILL see the Lord continue to save all who are His and we WILL continue to rejoice over one sinner who repents and returns to the Lord! Thank you Jesus for our salvation and Lord we thank You for continuing the work in this generation. We pray for the Spirit of Elijah to come and:

Malachi 4:6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” NKJV

Do the work through us Jesus!

Panicked Prayers or Confident Prayers?

Driving down the street, out of the blue, I heard this “Praying with the wrong motive only adds to the chaos and confusion of the situation – it actually fuels the enemy’s atmosphere…and while the word of God never returns void, if you ever arrive at your destination, you will leave much hurt and turmoil in your wake!” WOW

I thought, OK Lord, You have my attention…..then I heard “It’s like a drunk driver, driving erratically. Are they driving a car? Yes. Will they get to their destination? Maybe – but if they do, who knows how many people, cars, lives they will take out in the process, how much damage will be done.”

Whoah….. I thought this is so good! As Christians, we love the Lord and people, so we pray. However, when we see things that are not right, it is easy to panic and when we do, it often leads to praying with wrong motives and praying out of fear. And know this, Both of these are fuel for our adversary.

Because I am a strong personality, I can be overly certain of things at times, especially when it comes to the Word of God. And while I do know the word, I don’t know all the ways God is moving in certain situations, and if I am not careful, my prayers can be more of a hindrance than a help. I have prayed my fair share of panicked prayers. Sigh – we all have!

Is sin black and white? YES!. But situations are not.

I used to pray (what was actually) my will, thinking it was God’s will, because I KNEW what needed to happen. I was very dogmatic about it because I could back it up with the Word of God.

Don’t get me wrong, it is RIGHT to pray the Word of God. Always. However, that is where we have to stop. Anything we add to it, even “good things’ (in our own reasoning) taints the prayer. We pray God’s will and then we must allow God to work it out and bring it to the conclusion IN HIS WAY and timing.

I was told recently to let a situation go that affects my life. I will be obedient and I wanted to obey as soon as I heard the Lord tell me that, but I struggled with how do I do that? How do I let something go, that affects me or those I love, when I know God needs to intervene?

Hint: GOD needs to intervene, not me!

Then I heard a minister share something similar. She said she was believing for a huge miracle with a family member, but she had to let them go. Not, cut them out of her life, but she could no longer carry the spiritual weight of it! She said she then found her promise in the Word of God and she let them go and held onto the promise! AHHH – I can do that!

See, when we hang onto something that is not ours to bear, it will make us angry, consume our time, our thought life, and oftentimes damage our relationship with the very person we love so much. (this is the wake I was talking about.) Let me be very transparent here: Prophet Kevin Leal told me over ten years ago. He said that I needed let the Lord soften me because I was powerful and strong; and often I was like a drunk driver getting to my destination- which takes out others and causes much harm. WOW – no one wants to hear that!

A panicked intercessor is weak….they have moved from their foundation of the word, they are not fully trusting, therefore, they will have no joy.

So, I had two choices – hear the word of the Lord to me (through Prophet Kevin) and make changes so God could use me the way He desired, or go on the same path and do exactly what Kevin said. Was I a bad person? No. I was passionate for truth and justice. However, I often allowed my passion to be aimed at outcome instead of keeping my passion on Jesus, and in doing this, it caused me to believe I knew what needed to happen and how. Boy was I wrong! See, when we think we know what needs to happen, we will go about trying to facilitate things, control situations and people to get them to the outcome we desire instead of trusting God WHO KNOWS what needs to happen. Plain truth – we meddle and get in the way!

So, I have learned, and not easily, to pray God’s will and not try to control the situation in order to get the right outcome. After all, if we control the situation and get the outcome we desire, WE will have to be the one to maintain this new outcome….and anything based on the flesh will not last. Jesus BORE it all – because we could not, we cannot! Therefore, all our trust must be placed on HIM and allow HIM to move and maneuver.

We must LET GO and LET GOD – not easy. I am in this process right now. And do you know what it comes down to? TRUST. The whole reason we get fluffed up, angry, frustrated and pray panicked prayers is because we are trusting what we see more than we are trusting the Word of God. This has led me to deeper intercession, because a powerful intercessor knows they can TRUST our faithful God! PLUS – a bonus of trusting is peace and joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength! (Neh 8:10) A panicked intercessor is weak….they have moved from their foundation of the word, they are not fully trusting, therefore they will have no joy. Dangerous! (again think erratic/drunk driver)

Doing things out of fear (not trusting) and panic, will also cause you to pray with wrong motives. We must pray the word,which is the will of God, not waiver, and let our motive be LOVE. For God so LOVED the world, that He gave Jesus.

1 Peter 4:8 says Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

So, what if we loved each other deeply, trusted God infinitely and released our faith? Would this not change the atmosphere of our prayers, removing chaos and tension the enemy loves? Would this not eliminate erratic “driving behind the wheel” and instead be a confident road to success, to answered prayer? Would this not cover a multitude of sins?

God is the GPS – and He knows the timing. We are simply to drive, follow His prompts and TRUST HIS TIMING. Regardless of the storms that come, the road signs, the detours, etc. We must trust and stay out of fear, which will keep us out of panic!

Funny how that works! Faith is the substance of things hoped for the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN! (Hebrews 11:1) That scripture alone is enough to stand on until the end. I don’t like what I see in many situations – but I refuse to get behind the wheel and drive like a maniac. I refuse to get into fear and pray panicked prayers and out of wrong motives. Instead, I pray God’s will to be done, give it to Him and hold onto His word.

Find your promise. Own it. Release the situation/people into the promise and LET GO. Only when you let go will you be able to confidently HOLD ON, fully trusting His plans and timing with peace, in love and the joy that brings strength! Selah!

Pastor’s Blog 6.26.19

As a nation who has led the world in morality, how have we ended up where we are? We have twenty Democratic leaders fighting for position by seeing who can be the furthest from the moral standards of God when it comes to the sacredness of life.

Jeremiah 1:4-5
4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” NKJV

I watched an interesting program the other night on Fox News. Five women were debating being pro-choice or pro-life. They all pretty much said they were pro-life personally but pro-choice politically. They said the government had no right telling a woman what she could or couldn’t do with her pregnancy. I guess with this argument I could say a policeman has no right telling me how fast I can drive. It’s my car isn’t it? The argument goes on and on. But the amazing thing to me is how emboldened so many state legislatures have become under President Trump’s watch. The states that recently passed so many anti-abortion laws has the devil back on his heels!

What many don’t know is how many groups of Pastors are being called into the White House to pray. There has not been a President so friendly and even protective of Christianity in my lifetime! One leader actually told President Trump that he needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the President agreed and submitted to the prayer for it! He told one group of Pastors as they laid hands on him and prayed, “Make no mistake gentlemen this fight in Washington is about good and evil!”

So in a Democratic nation when does the government have the right to tell you right from wrong? The founders of this nation said that it could only survive if it maintained a moral majority. Well that ended in the last ten years. Now, the majority of Americans embrace lifestyles that the Bible condemns. Same sex marriage was the trojan horse satan used to tip the scale of the majority. Pandora may be out of her box, but God is still on the throne and there is still a remnant who hold fast the sacred truths of God’s word.

We will continue to pray and vote and resist evil in every form.

Listen to these words from the oldest book in the Bible…

Job 34:10-28
10 “Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to commit iniquity.
11 For He repays man according to his work, And makes man to find a reward according to his way.
12 Surely God will never do wickedly, Nor will the Almighty pervert justice.
13 Who gave Him charge over the earth? Or who appointed Him over the whole world?
14 If He should set His heart on it, If He should gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath,
15 All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.
16 “If you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words:
17 Should one who hates justice govern ? Will you condemn Him who is most just?
18 Is it fitting to say to a king, ‘You are worthless,’ And to nobles, ‘You are wicked’?
19 Yet He is not partial to princes, Nor does He regard the rich more than the poor; For they are all the work of His hands.
20 In a moment they die, in the middle of the night; The people are shaken and pass away; The mighty are taken away without a hand.
21 “For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He sees all his steps.
22 There is no darkness nor shadow of death Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23 For He need not further consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.
24 He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place.
25 Therefore He knows their works; He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.
26 He strikes them as wicked men In the open sight of others,
27 Because they turned back from Him, And would not consider any of His ways,
28 So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him; For He hears the cry of the afflicted.
NKJV

Yea He’s got this!

Until next week – be blessed!

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