Friday, August 18, 2017

Something to Seek the Lord About.

https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/66879-anne-graham-lotz-issues-an-urgent-warning-about-the-upcoming-solar-eclipse?utm_source=Charisma%20News%20Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:664958&utm_campaign=CNO%20daily%20-%202017-08-18


The sun will be turned to darkness ... before the great and awe-inspiring day of the Lord comes" (Joel 2:31).
A few years ago, I was teaching through the book of Joel when the ancient words of his prophecy came up off the page. I knew with hair-raising certainty that God's severe judgment was coming on America! I have taught Joel several times since. Each time has served to confirm with deep conviction that God is warning America of impending disaster and destruction.
In light of Ezekiel 33:1-6 that commands a watchman to be faithful to warn others of the danger coming against the land, I feel compelled to issue the warning once again. The warning is triggered by the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, nicknamed "America's Eclipse." For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be seen from coast to coast in our nation. People are preparing to mark this significant event with viewing parties at exclusive prime sites. The celebratory nature regarding the eclipse brings to my mind the Babylonian King Belshazzar, who threw a drunken feast the night the Medes and Persians crept under the city gate. While Belshazzar and his friends partied, they were oblivious to the impending danger. Belshazzar wound up dead the next day, and the Babylonian empire was destroyed.
Jewish rabbis have historically viewed solar eclipses as warnings from God to Gentile nations. Therefore, my perspective on the upcoming phenomenon is not celebratory. While no one can know for sure if judgment is coming on America, it does seem that God is signaling us about something. Time will tell what that something is.
Please view the following video posted by Australian pastor Steve Cioccolanti. Pastor Steve articulates the warning in a very clear, undeniable, yet undogmatic way based on his understanding of biblical truth.
Please be assured that balancing God's warning is His plea for us to return to Him and rend our hearts in sincere, heartfelt repentance. I can almost hear the tears in Joel's voice as he pleads for us to repent and return to God, because "Who knows? He might turn aside and relent, and He might leave behind a blessing" (Joel 2:14a).
Regardless of whether or not the conjecture regarding America's eclipse is accurate, we know our nation and our world is in turmoil. Without doubt, this is the time for God's people to get right with God. To repent of our own sin. To share the gospel with our neighbors. And to pray that in the midst of His coming wrath, God would remember mercy (Hab. 3:2).
Anne Graham Lotzsecond child of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the founder of AnGeL Ministries and chairman for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. She has authored 15 books, including her latest, The Daniel Prayer.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Friends in High Places


Humble and lowly, we need to focus on what and who we are and what Jesus calls us to be to have “friends in high places”. What better promise could there be. We don’t need to be superwoman (or man) 
We don’t need to strive or fuss and fume. We need to turn loose and allow our Jesus to make us more like Him. He is with us always. He is our strong tower. He will never vary in His support for us, always being there on our behalf, always, not if we are the winner, although we often are because we are on His team. It isn’t all about US, it is all about Him. We are weak but He is strong.

(Isaiah 57:15) "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." KJV

We don’t have to wrestle or manhandle or take anything into our own hands to do with our own strength. This gives us a whole new snapshot of “let go and let God….”, doesn’t it?


And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. NKJV



Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to internalize the fact that we need to allow You to be strong on our behalf, that it is OK to be lacking and weak because that is when we can see you in all your majesty arise strong on our behalf. Thanks You Lord Jesus! AMEN

Monday, July 31, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

NIGHTMARES

Nightmares


I was having nightmares and the Lord took me through a process. I was reminded of how Jesus faced temptation by the enemy and how he deals with it. He always used the Word of the Lord to make the enemy stop. “It is written….”
Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’”
Matthew 4:6-8 (in Context) Matthew 4 (Whole Chapter) NKJV
Matthew 4:10
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

I used the above idea out loud in prayer before quoting some scriptures before bedtime. NKJV
Philippians 4:7
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. NKJV

Philippians 2:5
[ The Humbled and Exalted Christ ] Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. NKJV

I prayed that the mind of Christ was in me, whether awake or asleep, and that He was guarding my mind and basically told the enemy he had no right to be there – some other scriptures I quoted were:
Romans 8:1
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. NKJV

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind

Lastly, I prayed the scripture below and reaffirmed that the mind of Christ was in me and the enemy had no place and I was trusting Jesus to do the rest. NKJV
Philippians 4:8
[ Meditate on These Things ] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. NKJV

I was dreaming about people I had wronged before coming to the Lord. I had asked forgiveness, or in some cases was no longer able to contact with the person. The enemy was beating me over the head with condemnation and I would wake up feeling totally condemned. After praying the above, if I had a dream I would wake up and pray for the salvation of those I had nightmares about. It all stopped really quickly.
Pray about this and see what the Lord opens up for you.
Lord Jesus, I pray that you would be with my sister/brother in a most mighty way. That you would give her/him peace and sweet dreams. We bind the enemy in the most mighty name of Jesus and by the blood shed for us at Calvary. Your mind is in us, while we are awake and asleep. Lord we love you. Please set us free from the torment of the enemy.
Psalm 4:8
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety... NKJV

Monday, July 24, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

7-22-17 Word from the Lord


Would I AM not talk if you would quiet yourself into that “still, small voice” place and listen? I AM here, I AM loving you through it all… I AM not needing any appointment except your focus on your Savior and taking note (notes). You see my hand in the sun’s rising and setting, in the rainbows of promise, you capture my heart for you in your camera’s eye… When you are STILL, you capture My heart for you in my eyes… I AM meaning to encourage you and let you know just how close I AM – always. I AM will fill you to overflowing – more to share more to flow through you to your friends and loved ones – more to give and give out to those in need or a reassurance of my presence and my eternal love for them.

Nothing chases the enemy like my heart for you, daughter delight and when you praise I AM – the enemy cannot stay – he must flee by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. Lift your arms in surrender, praise and faith – (picture a toddler in the “up daddy” position) Reach out and up to grasp my hand held out to you. Never doubt – I AM there. I AM ready. I AM willing. I AM present to lift you up into my everlasting arms and out of those snares the enemy has set. I AM there lifting you up to my peaceful place. I AM present to love you into and under the shadow of My wings…

I AM Savior – YOUR savior and deliverer. Really, I AM.