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Dec 042018
 

Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen… For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go….there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. (taken from Jer 10:1-6 KJV)

Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God. When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
(Deu 12:28-32 KJV)

And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. (Eze 8:1-18 KJV)

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: (Rev 9:20 KJV)

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are MY FEASTS.
(Lev 23:1-2 KJV)

So, why should we celebrate pagan holidays to the LORD, when He gave us HIS HOLY-DAYS – holidays???  Personally, I just have a real problem going in to praise and worship the ONE TRUE GOD when that green idol is on the front stage…

How It All Got Started

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year falls on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice. Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak. They celebrated the solstice because it meant that at last the sun god would begin to get well. Evergreen boughs reminded them of all the green plants that would grow again when the sun god was strong and summer would return.

The ancient Egyptians worshipped a god called Ra, who had the head of a hawk and wore the sun as a blazing disk in his crown. At the solstice, when Ra began to recover from the illness, the Egyptians filled their homes with green palm rushes which symbolized for them the triumph of life over death.

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 There is loads of information on the internet about the pagan history of the tree and Christmas… do your own research and see what you come up with!
Blessings to all as sweet Holy Spirit leads us into all truth!

Prayer in the Courts of Heaven

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Jan 162018
 

Father, I ask to enter the Courts of Heaven now, please teach me to speak and pray as I ought.1

Honorable Judge, I now repent for myself, my spouses,2 our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants and our extended families:

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all words spoken by ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word,3 or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,4

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all thoughts and intents of heart of ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word, or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all deeds committed by ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word, or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all sins connected to the heritage of ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word, or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,

I pray that all of these sins be covered by the Blood of Yahshua and totally washed away5 and remitted. I pray that these sins would no longer be legal grounds for the Adversary to attack or accuse ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would lead us, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and all of our extended families, into all Truth, Salvation and Deliverance from all the schemes, snares, traps, plots and plans of the Adversary. I pray that the Adversary be required to repay sevenfold6 all that he or his agents have stolen from us or our families in the past. I pray that we would all operate in Your Purpose, Your Promises and Your Provision. That we would each fulfill the  destiny that You have created for us and written in Your Book,7 that any and all obstacles created by the Adversary or his agents to deter, delay, or prevent our fulfilling the destiny that You have created for us be taken out of the way.

Supreme Judge of All, I pray that You would find in my favor, and grant me my petition, and any and all other and further relief as You find to be just in the circumstances.8

1 Exo 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. KJV

2 Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

3 Rom 7:6 But now we have been released from the Law and its penalty, having died [through Christ] to that by which we were held captive, so that we serve [God] in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter [of the Law]. AMP

4 Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

5 Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us. GNB

6 Pro 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

7 Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

8 Luk 18:7 Now, will God not judge in favor of his own people who cry to him day and night for help? Will he be slow to help them? GNB

Inspiration for Prayer!

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Oct 132017
 
Dear Friends,

I was reading this morning in the book “Unlocking the Miraculous Through Faith and Prayer” by Daniel Kolenda. I was really inspired by this section:

The year was 1919. My great grandfather had immigrated to America eleven years earlier and settled in the city of Pigeon, Michigan, where he pastored a German church that had grown from small meetings in his rural home. Growing up, I often heard the story of Matis Nagi, whose testimony had left an indelible impression on the minds of all who knew him. His wife was a faithful member of my grandfather’s congregation, but darkness lived in the heart of Matis that set him at odds with God and the church which he hated passionately.

From time to time, a strange power would come over him and he would be driven to do bizarre things. He was known to throw himself down from the loft of his barn headfirst without harm. It was apparent to everyone that demonic activity was at work in his life, and many times the church leaders warned him to no avail. My Uncle John said that he had told Matis, “The way you have chosen will lead you to destruction. You are in danger of being possessed by the devil fully. Stop this and humble yourself before God so you can receive help.” But he would not listen.

One evening after an argument, in a fit of rage, Matis gave himself over to the power that had been influencing him for so long. All the events to follow would be completely blocked from his memory, as the demonic power possessed him completely.

Mrs. Nagi had gone to the city to shop and when she returned at dusk on her horse-drawn wagon, she could see the silhouette of her husband standing on the porch in the shadows holding an axe in his hands. As she drew closer, a feeling of uneasiness came over her. Something was not right. Her anxiety turned to terror when she saw that her husband was covered in blood and his eyes were hollow and empty. She immediately rode away to the house of my grandfather.

Come quickly,” she pleaded. When Matis saw my grandfather and the elders of the church approaching the house, he began to cry out in fear. He was mumbling cryptic phrases about how he saw them as being covered in red and could not come near them. And then in a moment, he ran away and disappeared into the forest. Together Mrs. Nagi and the elders entered the house where they made the grizzly discovery. Matis had brutally murdered his mother and three children in cold blood.

The news of the grizzly act spread like wildfire through the small farming community, which was gripped by terror. Farmers would accompany their wives to the barns to milk the cows and would not go into the fields to work for fear of the deranged demoniac that lurked in the woods.

Sometime later, the police finally apprehended Matis and took him to the jail, but he was so violent and uncontrollable that he had to be isolated in a cell by himself. Inside the jail, he tore all his clothes off and sat naked. He shouted terribly in his sleep and had to be prevented from killing himself.

The judge determined that he was so thoroughly insane that he was not fit to stand trial, so he was committed to an insane asylum a hundred miles away in Pontiac, Michigan.

The doctor sent word to Mrs. Nagi that her husband was incurably sick and that his condition was worsening each day. He feared that her husband would soon die and said that she should come immediately.

It was a very trying time for the believers in my grandfather’s church, and when my Uncle John arrived at the memorial service, he was met by Mrs. Nagi who said, “How sad it is that I have been robbed of my beloved children – the saddest of all is that my husband has become the prey of Satan and Satan is the victor.”

No, Sister Nagi,” he said, “ Satan is not the victor! This seeming victory is only temporary. There is no doubt that the grandma who loved the Savior is now safe with Him. The same applies to the little children. And concerning your husband, there is hope to wrestle him from the power of Satan through prayer and faith. This we will do in the name of Jesus.”

The congregation shook themselves out of their despair and set themselves to pray. My Uncle John later wrote, “We all fell on our knees and prayed with fevor to God that He might destroy all attempts of Satan that even this tragedy will turn to triumph and that He also might deliver the possessed one from the power of Satan. Heaven seemed to open up for us. We were filled with a holy joy and with courage of faith so that we commanded the demonic spirits to disappear and to leave the possessed one in the name of Jesus. I remember very well how I was filled with a Holy Spirit given assurance of faith, and I shouted to the praying belivers, ‘Brothers and Sisters, it is finished! God has listened to our prayer. We can proclaim by faith that the possessed one is delivered.’”

It was my Uncle John who went to visit Matis in the asylum. Upon arrival, he was escorted to the office of the head physician, Dr. Christian. The doctor was silent for awhile and then he said, “I do not understand this case. Three days ago I wrote a letter to the wife of this man and explained to her that according to our tests her husband was incurably sick and probably would not live much longer. Yesterday morning a change took place, and it is so radical that his condition seems to be completely normal. Well, whatever this is,” he said, “it seems that a miracle has happened here.”

Dr. Christian rang the bell for a guard who escorted Uncle John to the visiting room. After a few minutes, Matis was ushered in. When he saw Uncle John, he rushed up to him, “Please tell me what has happened!” he begged, “I cannot believe what these people have told me!” The previous day, when Matis had suddenly and instantly come to his senses, he had no recollection of any of the events that had transpired. As Uncle John told him the whole story, Matis broke down and sobbed, overwhelmed with grief. He had loved his children very much and had been especially close to his dear elderly mother. “O Lord, have mercy on me… a sinner!” he cried. “I am the worst man who exists!”

It’s difficult to see how a story like this could have a happy ending, but God in His incredible mercy has a way of bringing triumph out of even the worst of tragedies. Matis had been used by Satan as a tool of destruction, and he would live with the unimaginable pain of this knowledge for the rest of his life. But through the power of prayer, Jesus broke the chains off of his mind like the demoniac of Gadara and set this captive free. Through the miraculous deliverance, something had changed in Matis’ spirit. He repented of his rebellion, surrendered to Jesus Christ, and became a true child of God. Not only was he delivered of demonic possession, but he was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.

The doctors found this dramatic recovery so unbelievable that they were compelled to keep him in the asylum for more than a year under careful observation before giving him a clean bill of health. He was released and lived the rest of his days with his family as a faithful follower of Jesus – a changed man.

Uncle John recalled that more than 20 years later when passing through Detroit, he was preaching in a particular church and the believers were asked to testify of what the Lord had done in their lives. A little elderly man stood up and said, “If anyone has a reason to praise the Lord it is me.” It was Matis, now old and grey. He had lived many years with the regret of his past, but he was overflowing with thankfulness to the God who had shown him such incredible mercy.

With tears streaming down his face, he began to quote, “Psa 40:2-3 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. (3) And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.


After reading this story, I began to think about what if they had prayed before Matis had committed the atrocities. Surely God would still have answered their fervent prayers!

I want to pray for our loved ones (and ourselves) for breaking of any addictions that the enemy is using in our lives to keep us from the perfect will of God. Let us pray fervently this personalized verse that Matis confessed:

(Psa 40:2-3) LORD, please bring us up also out of this horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set our feet upon that Rock, and establish our goings. Please put a new song in our mouths, even praise unto You, LORD, that many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in You, LORD!

Here is our assurance of God’s answer to our prayers:

1Jn 5:14-16 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us: (15) And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. (16) If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

Prayer for Redemption, Restoration and Rejuvenation of Texas

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Feb 152015
 

We plead the Blood of Yahshua over all the land of Texas – the Blood of Yahshua that purchased remission of sins. It is written that there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood,1 but the Blood of Yahshua was shed for the remission of sin.2 It is also written that whatsoever sins we retain, they are retained, and whatever sins we remit, they are remitted.3 Now therefore, we remit any and all sins committed in Texas. We plead the Blood of Yahshua over those sins and they are remitted, therefore we decree and declare Redemption over all of the land, creatures, soil, and plants in Texas. We decree and declare Restoration back to the original DNA of creation for all the land, creatures, soil and plants in Texas. We decree and declare that the mutations, corruptions, and perversions of this DNA is annulled. We decree and declare Rejuvenation over all the land of Texas: the bringing forth of new life, new perfect life in accord with original creation DNA. We decree and declare Rejuvenation of the land back to original creation blessedness in the name of Yahshua.4 I have power of attorney to speak in the name of Yahshua5 and I decree and declare in the name of Yahshua that it be done! HalleluYah!

 

Notes:

1 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22 KJV)

 

2 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29 KJV)

 

3 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.(John 20:22-23 KJV)

 

4 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11 KJV)

 

5 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:12-14 KJV)

 

Download a PDF copy of this prayer here:  Prayer for Redemption Restoration and Rejuvenation of Texas

Challange to Athiests

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Feb 092015
 

I woke up about 3 am this morning with this scenario going around in my head: talking to an atheist and saying, “Do you really not believe that God exists, or do you just not want to admit that He has the Authority to say what is right and wrong?”  The atheist strongly restates that there is no God and I reply, “OK, if there is no God, then I challenge you to say these words, ‘God if You really exist, please reveal Yourself to me‘.”  The atheist protests and I continue, “Well, if there really is no God, then saying that is just dead words in the air, nothing will happen.”  Further protests from the atheist.  I reply, “Your reluctance to say that phrase belies your statements that you don’t believe God exists, and leads me to think that you are afraid to challenge this God whom you don’t believe exists.”

Then this song from Newsboys – God’s Not Dead – keeps going around in my head.  HalleluYah!  We serve the One, True, Living God!

A Prayer for Our Country

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Oct 022014
 

I set my face unto You, oh Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fastings.  Oh Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love You, and to them that keep Your commandments, we have sinned, and we have committed iniquity, and we have done wickedly, and we have rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.  We have not listened to Your servants, which have spoken in Your name to our government officials and to all of us.  Oh Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but we are embarrassed before You because of our trespasses that we have trespassed against You, Oh Lord.   We are shamed before You, Oh Lord, because we have sinned against You.  Oh Lord our God, to You belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against You and not obeyed Your voice, to walk in Your ways, which You set before us by Your servants the prophets.  Yes, Lord, we have all transgressed Your law, by not obeying Your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, because we have sinned against You.   You have confirmed Your Word by bringing upon us all this evil,  yet we have not made our prayer before You, our LORD and our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Your Truth.  You are righteous, oh LORD our God in all Your works which You do,  for we have not obeyed Your voice.  And now, O Lord our God, that brought our fathers into this good land with many mighty miracles, formerly published abroad, we confess that we have sinned, and we have done wickedly.  Oh Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I beseech You, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from our people, our towns, cities, counties, states and nations.  Now therefore, Oh Lord our God, hear our prayers, and our supplications, and cause Your face to shine again upon our land, now dry and desolate.  Oh my God, incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and see our desolations, and the land You once blessed.  We do not present our supplications before You because we are righteous, but because Your mercy is great.  Oh Lord, hear our prayers!  Oh Lord, forgive us!  Oh Lord, please help us to turn from our wicked ways and seek Your face that You may have mercy on us and heal our land!  Please make us a lighthouse to the world again!”

(This prayer is taken from Daniel chapter 9.)

Dec 272013
 

(and probably still is!)

I want to share a song with you.  The name of it is “Prayer Warrior” and it is sung by the Prices.  I don’t remember the ladies first names, and I can’t find it anywhere online, so I am posting it here so that it can bless you as it has me.

 

Prayer Warrior from http://shakinthefoundation.blogspot.com/2012/07/call-of-prayer-warrior.html

Prayer Warrior from http://shakinthefoundation.blogspot.com/2012/07/call-of-prayer-warrior.html

I remember many times when my mother was on this earth and I would get up in the morning to find her with her Bible in her lap praying.  The “Prayer Warrior” song touched me so much because of her!  When I was younger and in rebellion, I didn’t realize what I was spared because of her prayers.  I realize a little now.  I will know more in heaven.  The first time I heard the song above, I cried my eyes out.  It was about her.  She was my prayer warrior.  She stood in the gap for me and many others.

Now, as I attempt to take up the mantle that she has passed on to me, I am humbled by the godly heritage that God has blessed me with.  She was so faithful!  I miss her so much and I am so looking forward to seeing her again in heaven!

Please help, me, Abba Father, to be faithful in prayer like my mother!

My Impression of the Throne

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Dec 152013
 

Years ago, I think it was about 2008, I was in my closet at the ranch in South Texas. Listening to a audio by Patricia King about the “Throne Zone” had inspired me to start a study in the Word of God about the Throne of God.  As I was reading the scriptures and meditating on them I had a mental picture of this star sapphire, but unlike the picture here instead of a star it was a cross, and the cross was made up of two galaxies, one vertical and one horizontal, similar to the ones here, but they were each spinning.  At the intersection of the cross, Yahshua sat on a fiery throne wearing a white robe.  I felt the spinning galaxy-cross was an eternal memorial to the death of Yahshua on the cross to save us.  (See Exo 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. and Eze 10:1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. )

Galaxy

Galaxy

Blue Star Sapphire Stone

Blue Star Sapphire Stone

Horizontal Spinning Galaxy
Horizontal Spinning Galaxy

Bible Passages on Heaven and the Throne

 Revelation 4 & 5

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.  (Rev 4:1-11)

And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.  (Rev 5:1-14)

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  (Isa 6:1-8)

Daniel 7

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.  (Dan 7:9-10)

Exodus 24

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.  (Exo 24:9-10)

Ezekiel

The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him. And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went. As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning. Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.  (Eze 1:3-28)

Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.  (Eze 10:1)

 

References to Thrones in the Bible

Moreover the king [Solomon] made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold. The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays. And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.  (1Ki 10:18-20)

1Ki 22:19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

 1Ch 17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his [Yahshua’s] throne for ever.

 1Ch 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I [will be] his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

 2Ch 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, [to be] king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays: And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.  (2Ch 9:17-19)

 2Ch 23:20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of the LORD: and they came through the high gate into the king’s house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.

 Jb 26:9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, [and] spreadeth his cloud upon it.

 Jb 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings [are they] on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

Ps 9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

 Ps 45:6 . Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom [is] a right sceptre.

 Ps 89:14 Justice and judgment [are] the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

 Ps 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

 Ps 97:2 Clouds and darkness [are] round about him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne.

Ps 103:19 . The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Ps 132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

The Fire of God’s Love!

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Oct 112013
 

Wow!  I just watched an awesome video this morning, so I’m going to share it with you!

One really neat thing about this video, to me, is that it is an explanation and confirmation from God of my post on April 2.  I now understand that the “golden river” that I saw flowing was a river of the Fire of God’s Love!  If you watch the video above, Patricia talks about the Man of Fire (Jesus/Yahshua) in Daniel 7 and how a river of fire flowed from Him, and how we can also have that river of fire flowing from us!  Whoohoo!  Thank You, Father!  That was just what I needed this morning!  All praise and glory be to our Father and God.  HalleluYah!  I pray this blesses you as it has me!

Dan 7:9-10a I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him….

By the way, Patricia has lots of awesome videos, audios and other resources posted at XPmedia.com.

Patricia King

Patricia King of XP Media

Get Active!

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May 292013
 

If you don’t want lots of federal intervention in your life, better sign the petition to Defund Obamacare Now!

Blessings,
Brenda

Why So Dry?

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May 082013
 
Why No Rain?

Why No Rain?

This was in my daily Bible reading this morning:

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.  (Deu 11:13-17)

Notice that if we are deceived into worshipping other gods, God will shut up heaven and not give us rain.

Satan / Lucifer / the devil is a liar and one of his main tactics is deception.  Think about it – if he just said, “Hey, all you people, just come follow me and let’s all go into the lake of fire together!”  he probably wouldn’t have many takers.  But he doesn’t do that, he deceives people into following him instead of God.

Pro 26:2  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

The Bible says that the curse does not come without cause, and no rain is definitely part of the curse.  So, if we are experiencing lack of rain, which is part of the curse, then we need to find the cause.

Have we been deceived into worshipping other gods, and is God not giving us rain because of that?

 

 

Let the Glory of the LORD be Over All the Earth!

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May 032013
 

I awoke and looked at the clock – it was 3:33 am.  I had been dreaming about walking in the pasture and seeing pendant flags and banners in bright rainbow colors with “HalleluYah” written across them in bold black letters.  The pendant flags and banners were tied to mesquite and other trees and undulating in the light breeze.  Bright rainbow colored flags proclaiming praise to Yahweh, the LORD, the Creator of the Universe and the Owner of all the earth and everything in it!  HalleluYah means “Praise you Yahweh”.

HalleluYah!  I’m going to make some and see this dream come true!

Another thing that has been on my mind – gate posts. God told the children of Israel to write His commandments on their door posts and on their gates.   He also told them to take the blood of the Passover Lamb and sprinkle it on their posts.  So, the blood of the Passover Lamb was sprinkled over the laws of Moses.  Since Jesus is the “Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world”, and we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God by breaking His commandments, then these posts were a perfect picture of the salvation available to us through Jesus’ blood poured out for us on the cross of Calvary.  HalleluYah!     Check out the verses below for confirmation:

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:   (Deu 11:13-20)

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
(Exo 12:21-23)

John 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

1 John 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Isn’t God GOOD?   Thank you, Abba, for Your mercy on us!

 

Resources

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Apr 222013
 

If you are interested in being a prayer warrior, in standing in the gap for your town, city, county, state, country, nation and world, then I encourage you to get these resources, to help you to pray and fight more efficiently and effectively.  First, download my free prayer:

TOP of the Morning Prayer

It is all Bible based, and notated with the scriptures which support each portion.  If you download this prayer and pray it, we will praying in agreement, and Jesus said, “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”  (Mat 18:19)  Also, see Lev 26:8 “And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.”

Other rescources I highly recommend are Ana Mendez Ferrell’s DVD, called Deliverance to Captives, and her book “High Level Spiritual Warfare, Safe From Counter Attack“.  I believe that the information in this book is extremely important to anyone who desires to engage in spiritual warfare.  Before you attack, you want to make sure that you are not open to counter attack!  We are in a war, we can be a victim or a victor, and this book is a big step in the right direction to being a victor!  Jesus has already won the war, and we need to learn to walk in that victory, and spread that victory to our towns, cities, counties, states, nations and the world!

As unpopular as it is, I also believe that fasting is a key that we should not overlook.  Remember, when the disciples could not cast out a particular devil, Jesus said, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. ”  (Mat 17:21).  There is a wonderful book called, “Atomic Power With God Through Fasting and Prayer“, just click on the link to download a pdf version free.

Henry Gruver’s “How to Prayer Walk and Remit Sin” is a free listen on Omega Man Radio.  Also, you can download Henry’s book, “A Prayer Walker’s Manual” in pdf format free on his website.  On YouTube, someone has posted a series of parts where Henry is talking about Prayer Walking, here is a link to the first part.

Last, but not least, you might want to sponsor a tree in Israel to confirm the USA – Israel connection!  Check out “My Olive Tree“.

Please feel free to comment below and tell us about other good resources that you know of!

Blessings to all who read this,
Brenda

The Golden River

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Apr 022013
 

mtThis morning as I was walking up and down the mountain,  I was listening first to Fred Price, Jr. teaching on praying in the Spirit, then listening to Atmosphere of Heaven by Keith Miller.   As I was listening, and praying along with “The Anointing of Power”, I was thinking of God’s Love flowing through me to touch other people, and I said, “I just want to be a pipe, LORD, a channel Your blessing flows through.”   Then I saw in the Spirit an earthen vessel, a clay pot.  There was a golden river flowing into the open top of the clay pot. But on the side of the pot there were seven circular holes and the golden river was shooting out of each of the seven circular holes in the side of the vessel.  Do you know that the LORD has a sense of humor?  He told me, ” This is a holy (holey) vessel.”  I laughed out loud at the LORD’s pun.

This is the Love of God, His Spirit, flowing into me and through me and out of me to touch you!  Don’t you see it?  Look in the Spirit and you will see!   Now see yourself, another holy vessel with the Love of God, His Spirit, flowing into you, through you and out of you to touch others.  Now see your brothers and sisters in Jesus/Yahshua, each of them also a holy vessel, with the Love of God and His Spirit, flowing into them, through them and out of them to touch other people.  Then zoom out until you see the earth, with streams of golden glory coming down from heaven all over the globe, into His people, through His people and flowing out of His people to cover the whole earth with His Love and His glory!

Rev 4:5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Isa 11:2  And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Joh 7:38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

2Co 4:7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

HalleluYah!  He is SO GOOD!  Blessings to all who read this!

Have We Been Deceived into Worshipping “Another Jesus”?

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Mar 312013
 

The following verses were in my Bible reading this morning – I did not pick this section, it was simply in my daily reading in eSword:

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor. And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.  (Num 25:1-11)

We serve a jealous God!  Paul wrote of his concern about Christians being deceived into worshipping “another Jesus”:

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.  (2Co 11:3-4)

Who is “Easter“, anyway?  Find out for yourself –

http://www.retakingamerica.com/easter_and_ishtar.html

http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t020.html

http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract1.html

 

The Two Babylons

The Two Babylons

Too Long in the Sun

Too Long in the Sun

Transformation IS Possible!

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Mar 232013
 
Binding the Strongman over America

Binding the Strongman over America

I recently watched a video interview of John Benefiel on Sid Roth.  It was one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen.  But one of the best things is that it gave me hope!

I must admit that hearing some of the things that have been happening in America is downright disheartening.  Listening to alternative news media like Alex Jones’ Prison Planet and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze is very informative about what is really going on in America – how all of our constitutional rights are on the verge of being lost while immorality runs rampant.  However, working through the political process doesn’t seem to be changing things much, and I cannot advocate any type of offensive physical violence.  So, this video gave me hope because now I see that we can change our towns, cities, counties, states and nations!

Click Here to Watch John Benefiel on Sid Roth!

John shares how they have made extraordinary progress in transforming his home state of Oklahoma through a network of intercessory prayer warriors, repentance and reconciliation for broken covenants, innocent bloodshed, immorality and idolatry.   Proverbs 26:2 says that the curse does not come without cause.  So, if we are experiencing drought and economic catastrophe, there is a reason:

You can see more at the HAPN website:  Inviting God’s Transformation.

One person can make a difference – YOU can make a difference!  Become a prayer warrior and take part in The Unseen War.

The Unseen War

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Mar 222013
 
Sword Of The Spirit by Tamer and Cindy Elsharouni

Sword Of The Spirit by Tamer and Cindy Elsharouni

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Eph 6:10-18)

Just as Heaven is real, but we don’t see it with our eyes right now – in the same way, there is so much going on in the spirit realm all around us!  We are in the midst of a war – unseen though it may be.  We are under attack.  We must always act in love toward all people, but we must begin to put on the whole armor of God daily and pray – standing in the gap for our children, our family, friends, towns, cities, counties, states and nations.  We must seek God’s face and seek to live righteously in His eyes, asking for His mercy.

If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Ch 7:14)

I encourage you to consider joining with others who are praying such as:  Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network.

Here is a prayer I am going to pray, based on Daniel’s prayer for Israel and Jerusalem in Daniel 9:3-19.  Won’t you join me?

“I set my face unto You, oh Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fastings.  Oh Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love You, and to them that keep Your commandments, we have sinned, and we have committed iniquity, and we have done wickedly, and we have rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.  We have not listened toYour servants, which have spoken in Your name to our government officials and to all of us.  Oh Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but we are embarrassed before You because of our trespasses that we have trespassed against You, Oh Lord.   We are shamed before You, Oh Lord, because we have sinned against You.  Oh Lord our God, to You belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against You and not obeyed Your voice, to walk in Your ways, which You set before us by Your servants the prophets.  Yes, Lord, we have all transgressed Your law, by not obeying Your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, because we have sinned against You.   You have confirmed Your Word by bringing upon us all this evil,  yet we have not made our prayer before You, our LORD and our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Your Truth.  You are righteous, oh LORD our God in all Your works which You do,  for we have not obeyed Your voice.  And now, O Lord our God, that brought our fathers into this good land with many mighty miracles, formerly published abroad, we confess that we have sinned, and we have done wickedly.  Oh Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I beseech You, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from our people, our towns, cities, counties, states and nations.  Now therefore, Oh Lord our God, hear our prayers, and our supplications, and cause Your face to shine again upon our land, now dry and desolate.  Oh my God, incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and see our desolations, and the land You once blessed.  We do not present our supplications before You because we are righteous, but because Your mercy is great.  Oh Lord, hear our prayers!  Oh Lord, forgive us!  Oh Lord, please help us to turn from our wicked ways and seek Your face that You may have mercy on us and heal our land!  Please make us a lighthouse to the world again!”

May God bless you and protect you as you stand in the gap for your children, family, friends, towns, cities, counties, states and nations.

 

The Best Thing About Heaven!

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Dec 232012
 

The best thing about Heaven is that it is NOT a fairy tale – it’s a REAL place!

Artist's Rendition of Heaven

Artist’s Rendition of Heaven

One of my favorite movies is “Ever After“, where Drew Barrymore, as a Cinderella type character, meets her charming prince, he falls in love with her and finally takes her to be his bride.  What I like about this movie, is that it reminds me that I have a charming Prince, Jesus (or Yahshua), who loves me and will one day take me home with Him to be His bride!  His home is Heaven – for real!  And He has promised to prepare a place for me there:

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
(Joh 14:1-3)

Wanna go???  It’s easy – your ticket is already paid for!  Jesus paid the price Himself for you, because He loves you, too, just like He loves me!  All you have to do is just accept your ticket – just reach out and take it – He’s there holding it out to you!

Heaven is such a perfect place that no sin or evil is allowed.  Unfortunately, each of us has sinned and fallen short of His glory.  That’s why Jesus had to pay a high price for our ticket to enter Heaven.  He took the punishment our sin earned – death – a horrible death of being whipped and beaten and then crucified.  Even though He was without sin, He paid for our sin so that He could invite us to join Him in His home – heaven.  He got the victory over death when God raised Him to life again after three days.  So, now He can offer you eternal life in heaven with Him!  Just accept this free gift – this free ticket to heaven – by praying this simple prayer:

Dear Jesus, I have sinned and done evil.  Thank You for paying the price for my sin with Your death.  I don’t want to sin any more, and I want to live forever with You in heaven!   Please forgive me and come to live in my heart right now!  

He loves you so much!  Won’t you accept His invitation?

Watch this video where Sid Roth interviews Dr. Gary Wood for an eyewitness account of heaven!

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“Adam’s Midnight Flight to Heaven”  is also available for purchase as an eBook download.

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