Friday, September 15, 2017

I hear the Lord Saying: It’s time to break down the barrier before you.

It’s constructed out of fear.. read on

We all know the stories of people who in obedience to the Spirit of God do miracles things. Like Peter walking on water. Like Phillip translated. Like Elisha cleansing the waters, like the widow of Zarapeth feeding Elijah and her son and herself thru a drought with nothing.

There are hundreds of stories. Some in modern history. Like the unlikely victory the Jews had in 1977.
Sometimes God involves himself and we get to watch. He does so in your life. He does so in mine. He does so in every nation, every tongue. As the call on the Name of Jesus the doors open and barriers fall.
Yet many people see themselves barred in. Stuck. Barrier before them. Not knowing what to do about it. Sometimes it’s because they know too much. Many Doctors cannot receive healing because they know and understand the workings of the body. That detailed knowledge goes against what they might have otherwise entered into by faith.

By Faith. Man shall live by it and not by sight says the word. When we dig too deeply into those who will reinforce doubt and unbelief we end up behind bars. If faith, Hope and Love are true then Doubt, unbelief and fear are lies. When we receive a lie it puts us behind the bars, the barriers and locks us in chains.

Caution becomes the excuse. I would do this thing God calls me to, but I can’t because I know it will fail.. or might. We are doubly cursed when it is not just fear born of “knowing too much” but when it is driven by a fear of man.

I see it all the time. In business, in churches, in organizations and it is triple magnified in Politics. Loosing votes, losing support, losing members, losing connections.

I have two very dear friends living and with vital powerful ministries who are unafraid. One took a strong stand against error in Eschatology and it cost him dearly in members, friendship and support. The other also in the city has moved ahead in the supernatural without any concern about what will happen. He never read a church planting handbook. He is true to himself. Another “apostle” is horribly jealous of him. They started at the same time. Yet the first, the bold one, the one who sees no barrier now has a ministry of thousands and a fine new facility.

The jealous cautious apostle is still preaching to a hundred in a rented building and the revolving door scares him.

I knew two great men of God. Dan Rothwell and Bob Schimdgall. Both had large powerful churches. They must have scared the devil bad because both died before their time. Both were about a year or so within my age.

Pastor Dan would sometimes bring in the strangest most off the wall ministers. I would call him afterwards and ask, “WHY”. That guy is a nut. Pastor Dan would laugh and say, “Are you gonna leave because of this”? NO I would protest. His comment was if it wasn’t this guy, it might be the next and that he trusted his congregation to be able to sort thru the good and sometimes concerning. That they were solid and stable enough to see what mattered. As a result we had Bennie Hinn before his time, Rodney Howard Browne before his ascent, David Wilkerson, and many many more. Even the Happy Hunters. He wasn’t concerned that someone would leave if someone said something “Strange”. In fact the opposite happened. Sure some left, but others came and stuck and we grew.

Same thing with Bob Schimidgall. He was unafraid, we had times when I believed JESUS himself was going to walk in physically. The presence of God would be so strong it was hard to stand. People bringing testimony, bringing a tongue, bringing a word from God. Visions. Dreams. No filter. Some of the guests would stretch us.

This much is sure.

There is a barrier called fear, caution, safety and head knowledge why it won’t work. It’s a tough master. It will keep you and me if I hear it from my destiny. Yes, I know I am not one who fears like some.. but I still confront barriers.

Break down the dividing wall. Break down those things and break thru to what you are called to do.

If you KNEW you could not fail, what great things would you do?


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kim Clement, August 29, 2015

Do not be afraid of North Korea, do not be afraid of Iran; do not be afraid of the nations, for in 2016 everything will change says the Lord. There will be a sound of liberty from the White House, There will be a sound of prayers from the White House. Pennsylvania Avenue shall be surrounded by people that will pray and ask Me to intervene and I shall, says the Lord. So what is the foreboding sound? It is the sound of the enemies of America living in America. Those are your greatest enemies - who call themselves citizens, who call themselves citizens but they are enemies of the cross and enemies of the nation and they shall be dealt with. You want judgment, says the Lord? Watch. Watch the atheists. Watch. You want judgment? Then watch those that have risen up against Me and said perhaps we shall embrace Baal-Allah. Perhaps we shall embrace that religion. Maybe we shall embrace Sharia law. Ha! I laugh at you because the spirit of Elijah is in this nation and Jezebel shall not stand, says the Lord. Blow the trumpet, blow the shofar! Blow it! For there shall be a combination of the sound of Israel and the sound of the United States of America - a new sound, and I will take the Spanish music and I will take the Latin and I will put it together and a unique generation will begin to rap and begin to sing with the combination of the sound of Israel and the sound of America and the sound of Central America and the sound of South America says the Lord!

Dealing With Leviathan

From Dutch Sheets

This nation is dealing with a Leviathan spirit. This entity is known for the severe twisting of the truth, resulting in destruction of reputations and organizations. The media is where the primary expression of this spirit is often seen. The Native Americans used to effectively battle natural leviathans – crocodiles and alligators that twist and turn to drown their prey. They would cut down a pine sapling, remove the branches, and sharpen one end into a spear. They would run at a gator and watch as its strength would become its weakness. The beast would open its mouth up as wide as it could, thinking it would swallow up the spear. But, the natives would ram that spear right down its throat, rendering it helpless, and it would eventually die.

“In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.” (Isaiah 27:1; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

Ask the Father to show you where Leviathan is at work in the media. (Do not think you know!) Ask Him to show you what is truth and what are lies.

Research things you see and read about. Do not take everything at face value and do not react emotionally before you discover the truth!

Choose love over hate and unity over divisiveness.

Speak truth wherever possible. Speak it into the atmosphere by praying out loud. Read the Word of God out loud.

Write to those in the media about truth you have found. Encourage them to check it out for themselves. Pray for them to discover the truth. Perhaps you can turn that person into a truth-teller.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, teach us how to battle Leviathan at a supernatural level. Teach us to war against this behemoth in the spirit. We are living through days where we are watching the manifestation of this spirit in the media. The truth is being twisted and manipulated this way and that in an effort to cause people to react, to hate, and to divide from one another. Put the spear of intercession in our hands and show us how to use it to bring this enemy of America and our culture down! We stand strong together and shut the accuser’s mouth by turning the Truth back upon the one twisting it for their own agenda. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Church will learn to use the spear of intercession and Truth to turn back the lying Leviathan spirit from America.

From "Give Him 15" by Dutch Sheets

How Mantles are Lost

I have seen good Godly men and women who have embraced liberal social justice causes that end up losing their mantle. It seems once a person who has gone over the top in this way and buys into the lies becomes so deceived that they can no longer see the light. Can no longer judge between good and evil. Jesus warned first about deception in the days He describes, more than he did about persecution and tribulation.

Yet many preachers preach persecution and tribulation, it's DECEPTION that is the main issue. We have men and women who will mount the pulpit on Sunday speaking from a deceived heart. This cannot stand.

I know this passage from Matthew 24 is about the destruction of the temple and already happened... YET if we believe God's word is eternal, then there may be something to learn from this passage:

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

This sure sounds line the great cycle has turned and we are in this place once again.

Things that Wonder

Did Choose Donald Trump for President or is it random chance that 2017 is the Hebrew year 5777; and on January 20, 2017, the first day Trump took office as forty-fifth president, he turned 70 years, 7 months and 7 days of age.

Trump is the 45th President of the USA. Obama was the 44th. I don't know much about Numbers in the Bible meaning anything.. but I did run across this.

Forty Four : 44 - Biblical Numerology Meaning: deals in reference with things that bring about a worldwide divine judgment against humanity

Forty Five : 45 - Biblical Numerology Meaning: deals in reference with maintaining, preserving or protecting the things that matter the most to you.

I'll let you chew on that. I already did and it was fine.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Prophetic Meaning of the Destruction of History - Silent Pulpits

The devil is using media and deluded people turning our nation into the horror that Orwell predicted in 1984.

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right."

George Orwell - From 1984

What is so discouraging is most spiritual leaders are silent in the face of this evil.  Some are even complicit.  Hate is driving them to the fringe.  God is not mocked.  He sees the hatred that drives them.

What they don't seem to realize is that this historical revisionism will be the force that eventually will silence them. They no longer be able to speak freely about the things of God in the future as they once did. Once they have torn down every civil symbol of the past the Bible is next.  It is already the case in many countries of the world.

God is calling on the true leaders to stand against this evil.  Those who have already entered into the apostasy of cultural relevance have already lost their spiritual standing.

Who among us is willing to reject the devils agenda and willing to pay the price like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego ?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Satan wants you to live a weed free life

Jesus told a parable in Matthew 13:
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. 25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. 26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.

27 “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’

28 “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed.

“‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked.

29 “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’”
 This story has been used to talk about sinners in the Church.  About how the devil plants evil in our lives.  Some apply an eschatological bent... weeds (lost people) burned up in fire.  And a few apply it to our lives and how good fruit is damaged by our sin nature.

It has been used for all kinds of things including political polemics. Let me offer another view of this and see if it makes sense.  I believe it does.

Our lives are designed by God to produce fruit, as a stalk of wheat produces the fruit of grain,  but there are weeds in our lives.  Difficulties. Attacks. Pain. Evil.  They try to crush the fruit out of us.  The trouble is they are part of growth. I will show that without weeds we are less able to become what God's best is for us.  The weed parable can help us understand.

Weeds in a wheat field serve a purpose.  Some stand and protect the wheat from strong winds.  Some cover the earth and keep it from washing away.  Some are places where insects feed and leave the precious fruit alone.  When animals come to graze and might eat the wheat if that's all there were, there are options and in that way the weeds provide protection.  Plus as the weeds die off.. they rot and provide nutrients for the next crop. 

 I am a horticultural expert (many say). I do not spend a lot killing some weeds in my lawn.  The diversity of plant life helps the grass prosper.  My neighbor is diligent about his grass.  Has a perfect lawn but works very hard to accomplish that task and spends a LOT of money.  His grass is not vigorous, it's pampered.  Every disease that come along he has to have it treated.  He spends money when God's plan would be let diversity help his grass grow strong.

 Wheat Grown in perfect conditions like a greenhouse is weak, spindly and prone to disease.  It's the same for human lives lived without weeds.  It produces people who cannot cope or adapt when things get rough.  They need lifelong support.

Think about those who come from deep poverty and work their way up.  They had weeds but overcame.  Think about the age of Blues.  That music came out of pain and suffering.  Without the pain there would have been no blues.  We don't have much new blues music any more.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote great theology in dire circumstances that eventually took his life.  If he had been stress free and in total peace we wouldn't have this today.

Daymon Johns is famous for his rags to riches story of poverty to prosperity.  Had there been no deprivation (weeds) there would have been no greatness. 

Yet today we in our culture do our best to protect people from the weeds of life.  Those who come from other countries come here thankful for the chance to make it.  They do because they have had weeds.  Look at the pampered generation we have raised.  Unable to make it on their own.  Not leaving home.  On government support.  Asking for more.  Looking for a handout.  They need some weeds in their lives to make it.  I don't know if they can or will ever see the way out of this mess without it. 

I see people who say, "If I could just get a good paying job I could make it".  There are good paying jobs but they are demanding because they are good paying.  This pampered generation can't make it.  They are weed free.  They can't take the pressure when it comes. 

We need weeds in our lives.  Just like Jesus speaks about in the parable, IF we pull up the weeds, we will crush the fruit God intended us to produce.  Give thanks for the weeds in your life.  They are forming your, making you stronger, wiser, more able, better.   I have been thru some hard things.. I won't rehearse them here.. but it's enough to say... we must walk it out and see God turn it all into our good.  He is a master of taking the tapestry of our life and creating beauty in our ashes. 

Don't let those you love live weed free either.  Make it hard.  Make it weedy.  Help them grow strong. 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thess 5:18