Be careful when people decide to “crown” you king!!

 

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Greetings beloved,this is what the queen of England once said:

 

“Therefore I am sure that this, my coronation, is not a symbol of a power and splendor which are gone, but a declaration of our hopes for the future and the years, and for the years that I may, by God’s grace and mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.”
— Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

What is remarkable to me about her very words is;

by Gods grace and mercy,be given to reign…” 

The queen understood that rule,power and promotion does not come from man but from ALMIGHTY God Himself.

 

John 6:15] When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by FORCE, to make him a KING, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

One important thing to take from the account of john is that it takes perception/discernment to know the INTENT OF MEN by that I mean why they do seemingly good things for you.Jesus knew their heart before their actions,discernment is very key in ministry ,notice what he did instead;

 

“he DEPARTED into a mountain himself alone.”

 

We can see it was the enemies tactic through the people to take him away from the secret place! When the enemy can give you a GOOD thing to rob you of the BEST from God.its true he was born a king but this was not his time and furthermore it was God to crown him and not men.The people wanted to crown him KING but God wanted to crown him KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS..With men king was enough but not so with God who wanted to do exceedingly abundantly and above making jesus king.

Revelation 19;

16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

 

Revelation 19-16 King of Kings And Lord Of Lords red

Another important thing to get from this is they wanted to do  it by FORCE….they couldn’t wait to ask him if he was ready,they lacked PATIENCE..Here is how we know it’s from God when it promotes VIRTUES(patience,peace,joy,order,endurance,love etc) 1peter 1:5-9.

 

Timing is very key in the things of God,before that choice ask yourself does it promote virtues,is it in line with God’s will,let’s not judge by whether something is good or bad but by the word of God,the  woman you intend to marry may be saved(its good to marry a saved woman/man) but not God’s will for you.

Many a times those who promote you have hidden agendas behind the promotion.

WHOEVER PROMOTES YOU CAN DEMOTE YOU!!

Psalm 75:

6] For PROMOTION cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

[7] But GOD is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Jesus knew these principles as God’s children we ought to know them too

 

WHERE DID YOU PROMOTION COME FROM?

 

Shalom.

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Fear NOT!

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Isaiah 43:1] But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

 

Greetings beloved,What a great exhortation from the 5th gospel(The book of Isaiah,the prophet) at least that’s how the early Christians viewed the book of Isaiah SINCE it touches on the ministry of Jesus Christ.

 

From the above portion of scripture Isaiah the prophet encouraged his listeners with those powerfull words;fear not…beloved the COMMAND “FEAR NOT” is one of the most repeated commandments I have noticed by the help of God,its believed 365 times that would mean 1 fear not a day.The following line,verse 43:1b

1.FOR I HAVE REDEEMED THEE…

So we see that courage and boldness comes through the knowledge of God’s redemption,once there is a REVELATION of what God has done through the blood then flows the peace of God in our heart.The blood is key in our being bold as Children of God.

 

We have peace through the blood of Jesus therefore we will come boldly to the throne of grace..

 

Hebrews 4:
[15] For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

[16] Let us therefore come BOLDLY unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 

Our high priest,Jesus the righteous one, entered in ONCE into the holy place,heaven and deslt with sin once and for all,sin is what brings fear before God and we all know that fear is an enemy of faith..

 

..without faith no one can please God…

 

The assurance of our forgiveness through the blood gives us boldness before God and men.Boldness to ask and receive.

 

2. I HAVE CALLED THEE BY THY NAME…

“WHAT YOU NAME YOU HAVE DOMINION OVER”

by that He means He owns them they are under HIS protection since they are God’s property/INHERITANCE/HERITAGE .We are obliged to take care of our property right?they knowing that would raise up a boldness in their hearts.

ORPHAN SPIRIT

HOW TO PRAY FOR AN ORPHAN SPIRIT
I am revisiting this post because I’ve noticed it is very popular (gets lot’s of visits). When you finish reading this one, also take a look at these two post on Spiritual Stepsons

Malachi 4:6 (New King James Version)

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.”

Ephesians 4:26

]” Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.”

 

If you haven’t read my previous post, “Love is…” you might want to read it. I’ve been thinking about the “orphan spirit” since I wrote about in that post.

Spiritual orphans are the result of several things. The Bible indicates that when father’s and children’s hearts are turned from each other, a curse can result. I am not sure about you, but I think we are there. One of the great things about God is we can start over. The church has allowed the attitudes and ideas of the world to infiltrate it. With divorce and unwed mother rates soaring, western cultures have begun to embrace the idea that fathers as disposable and unnecessary. Many individuals will live their entire lives without a healthy relationship with their father or a father figure. Fathers have let down their children; they have abandoned and not pursued their own children. Another attitude we have seen reflected in the church is that the “younger generation” with all their firy passion is somehow more valuable than the deeply rooted generations that have gone before them. When society began shuffling the elderly off to nursing homes, the attitude in our churches changed as well. Most churches market to younger people. Meanwhile, our older generation has thrown in the towel. they no longer want to invest in a generation that devalued them. Rejection begets rejection.

I want to address how to handle the orphans spirit but first we must identify it.

Here are some characteristics of the orphan spirit:

Unable to put down roots in a church or change churches frequently
Always on the look out for something bigger and better
Feeling based faith (if it feels good, feels right, etc then I will follow it).
Need recognition
Easily offended
Feelings of abandonment even when one has not been abandoned
Attitude of “No one is going to tell me what to do”
Attitude of “I know…” (unteachable)
Survivalist Mentality always looking out for oneself
Never truly comfortable in the presence of anointed spiritual father
Reject others before they can be rejected
So what to do? My thought have been on how to pray for individuals who have an “orphan spirit”. I also want to address what to do if you believe you have an orphan spirit.

If you are dealing with individuals who are functioning under and orphan spirit then you must pray. Prayer is pretty much my answer to everything, well, it isn’t the answer so much as it puts me in touch with the God who answers. Allow God to direct your prayers. Here one example of a pray:

I plead the Blood of Jesus upon (insert name) and I bind every spirit of an orphan from their lives. I loose and release the Holy Spirit to hover over them to bring healing and deliverance. Lord, you are their Father and I pray that they will receive the spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) and that they will call You, “Abba”. Lord I pray that healing will come to every area of their hearts. Where their heart has become stony, I pray that you would make it a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Lord, I ask that you will bring committed spiritual fathers into their lives to cover them in prayer, to give them direction and to love them. God, please help this spiritual father to have the mind and heart of Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

When praying for spiritual orphans, it is very likely that you are one of the only people praying for them. They have very little spiritual covering because they constantly reject it. Keep praying for them even when you do not see results. Most of these individuals do love Jesus but they have been deeply hurt and are functioning out of woundedness that has allowed the enemy a foothold.

If you believe you have been functioning from an orphan spirit then you have an exciting journey in your future. Once you realize this is you, you cannot stay where you are…you must make changes. Healing and deliverance require action on your part. You must “walk it out”. What this means, is sometimes you will have to just “stick it out” even when things do not “feel” good or even when you are getting negative feedback. You must take responsibility for your past actions and attitudes that have led you to the point of becoming a spiritual orphan. You must find a church (a healthy Biblical church), join that church and make a commitment to the community and leadership of that house. You must commit yourself to communicating (listening to and sharing) with your spiritual leadership. You must be prepared to receive correction and direction from your spiritual father. Love is correction as much as it is affirmation. This prayer is a good way to start:

Jesus, please forgive me for embracing the attitudes, actions and heart of an orphan. Your heart and desire for me is that I am a healthy part of a spiritual family. I break all soul ties I have formed with an orphan spirit in Jesus name. I bind my body, heart and spirit to God’s will and purpose for me, in Jesus name. Lord, I ask that you would heal my mind and my heart from the spirits of abandonment, rejection and fatherlessness. God please help me to have the heart of a son and please help me to turn my heart toward my spiritual father. Lord, please help me to pray for and support the spiritual fathers you have placed in my life. Please help me to model the attitude and heart that Jesus had toward You as He walked this earth. Lord, please reveal to me all areas in my life that have been wounded. Please heal those areas and make me whole. Lord I ask that you would help me to forgive everyone who I looked to as a spiritual father or leader who wounded me or failed me. Lord, please help me to commit to a church and spiritual father. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Being a spiritual orphan is a choice. God has ordained some mighty spiritual fathers. There are no Lone rangers in the Kingdom and there are no orphans. If you feel you are either then it is time to align yourself with God and His purpose.

If you are called to be a spiritual father…then never, never, never give up.

THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE!

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Mat 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

 

Greetings beloved, according to statistics the vilence rates have heightened over the years;

 

“Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually. In 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries (23.2 injuries per 100,000 persons), and 33,636 deaths due to “injury by firearms” (10.6 deaths per 100,000 persons).”
The reason I choose to talk about this topic is because it touches and affects our daily lives either directly or indirectly.What we need to understand is that violence is meant to “TAKE” from the opponent and what’s being “TAKEN” must be of value to the person taking it.violence is meant to incapacitate or kill as seen in the above statistics.
Back to the scriptures we see that ;
1.there is a kingdom refered to  as the “Kingdom of heaven” ,that being said it means there is another kingdom which is not of heaven.
2.That kingdom suffers assault/violence,this means their is an adversary or a powerful force that is attacking.
3.it started from the days of john the Baptist(not that he was from the Baptist denomination) that is why some choose to call him the BAPTIZER not BAPTIST.What happened in the days of john the Baptist? The gospel of the kingdom was preached,baptism of repentance was preached,jesus was introduced to the nation of Israel.
Joshua (yehoshua)was a type of JESUS(yehoshua)
4.it has to be taken and those to take it have to be VIOLENT.
First off let me clarify something before we move on; the bible talks about the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven,many believe they are terms that can be used interchangeably while some believe they are different I mean:
Kingdom of God
Kingdom of heaven
“God” and “heaven” are two different terms with two different meanings right?
a) The Kingdom of Heaven (Ouranos) – a physical, literally, earthly kingdom; just as heaven is physical, so is this kingdom. Only found in Matthew’s Gospel (33 times) because it is a Jewish Gospel emphasizing the Son of Man and the literal, physical, earthly kingdom; Reign over the physical realm, preached only to the Jews and will be preached again by Jews during the tribulation. The kingdom of heaven is not referring to the third heaven.
b) The Kingdom of God (Theos) – a spiritual kingdom, just like God is a Spirit (John 4:24), so is this kingdom. Found throughout the New Testament emphasizing the Son of God and a spiritual kingdom. Reign over the Spiritual Realm You enter the kingdom of God by the new birth (John 3:3-5). The kingdom of God is you in the Holy Ghost and the Holy Ghost in you, Christ in you and you in Christ.
From the above illustration we see its physical so  there is a difference but that is not my focus today my focus is “the violence that MUST be used to take the kingdom”
We as sons and daughters of the most HIGH GOD need to know what belongs to us for us to take it and we need to be diligent(forceful) in restoration of the kingdom since it is God’s and ours through Christ..
“We are co heirs with Christ…”
The Herald of grace Apostle Paul spends a great deal of time to show the Ephesian church who they are in Christ (Ephesians 1&2).Why is this important
ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT BELONGS TO YOU,YOU WILL GO FOR IT!!!!
One major reason for the assault against the kingdom of heaven is IGNORANCE.many don’t know who they are,what is available(weapons of warfare,kingdom resources/blessings) .
Another great disadvantage is wrong doctrine or wrong understanding of teaching .Let me clarify this one,FALSE GRACE PREACHING going around which leads to passivity instead of activity which was the result of Paul’s TRUE GRACE PREACHING.Many were taught or understood wrong that;
“Christ did it all,so they  do NOTHING at all”
LORD have mercy!!
Luke 12:32] Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the KINGDOM.
TRUTH brings confidence,while ignorance brings fear.so to take it by force you must be FEARLESS,BOLD,COURAGEOUS this only comes with knowledge of who you are in Christ.Those that dwell in the secret place OF PRAYER are those that will operate in this dimension of knowledge..
Exodus 33:11] And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, DEPARTED NOT out of the TABERNACLE.
Joshua was as bold as a lion because he stayed in the secret place no wonder he took NATIONS for GOD..
ARE YOU VIOLENT?

BEGGING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!!

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Greetings beloved,it is believed that;

 

“Begging is the second oldest profession in the world”

Since it  appears in many myths,legends or stories of many cultures of the world.I want to talk about a subject that is very sensitive since it touches on leadership and most especially ministry in general.

I believe begging can be Done in many forms ie in church or outside church.

2 kings 5:

20] But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

[21] So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

[22] And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

[23] And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.

 

From the account above we see Gehazi a servant of Elisha,the man of God went after Naaman to get “somewhat of him” 

This Is a danger that lies before the ministers of the gospel:getting something from those we minister to,allow me to call this BEGGING but it has to be done in a way the person begging doesn’t use their name but a higher authority(leader,ministry or even God HIMSELF) or the poor JUST as in the case above where Gehazi had to lie about a supposed responsibility to house inaginary people in his life.

ARE YOU ASKING FOR FINANCIAL HELP TO MEET YOUR NEED IN THE NAME OF MINISTRY,THE POOR OR THE LORD?

One day I was having a conversation with a man of God,a mentor and friend and we came to a conclusion that begging in the name of the LORD is as a result of poverty!! Those who use ministry and the gospel to beg do so because they are POOR.Such begging goes another level and dangerous when we use the needy,ministers or even worse GOD!They do so simply because they haven’t dealt with the spirit of poverty  and that’s why they suffer the effect even after they have been promoted into higher levels of ministry.

2 peter 2:

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make MERCHANDISE of you: whose judgment now of a long time …

peter gives us another reason why one may beg in the name of the LORD that is covetousness,a lying tongue(feigned words).sometimes people(minister and members) beg in the house of God because they are deceived(deception).The danger is that it attracts the JUDGMENT OF GOD!!Gehazi was cursed with leprosy while those peter addresses were sternly warned of an impending doom “WHOSE JUDGMENT”…lingers..

What should I do?

1.Face “your demons” now;deal with your enemies now before you go into ministry,The children of Israel went through the wilderness for 40 years God took them that direction to fight their enemies before they enter the promised land,beloved fight your battles now or you will later:poverty,covetousness,greed etc.

2.understand your gift,calling or ministry;This is done in the place of prayer:

Ephesians 1:

16] Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my PRAYERS;

[17] That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of WISDOM and REVELATION in the knowledge of him:

[18] The eyes of your UNDERSTANDING being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Shalom.

 

WHICH TREE ARE YOU EATING FROM?

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Colossians 2:8] Beware lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Greetings beloved,Let me start by asking this question;

IS PHILOSOPHY ALRIGHT FOR A CHRISTIAN?

I have heard many professing Christians say its ok to do philosophy,Islam,Hinduism,Egyptian spirituality,new age etc. I based on my studies have come to one conclusion that all these(islam,Hinduism,egyptian spirituality etc) are all branches of the same tree: THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL..

One thing we all need to understand is that that tree is not only called of “evil” but “good”,it’s danger does not lie in the good or evil but on the result of eating from it,that is DEATH( separation)

 

Def: DEATH is total or partial separation from GOD(his life and his Spirit,Holyspirit)[my definition]

When Eve was deceived into eating from that tree and Adam wilfully entering into sin for the love for his wife,both were separated from God and therefore chased out from the garden of God in Eden.

 

Genesis 2:

16] And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

[17] But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely DIE.

Genesis 3:

5] For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gODS, knowing good and evil.

[6] And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was PLEASANT to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one WISE, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Lets look at this word “WISE”;

 

1 Corinthians 1:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Where is the wise man (philosopher)? Where is the scribe (scholar)? Where is the debater (logician, orator) of this age? Has God not exposed the foolishness of this world’s wisdom?

 

Paul calls philosophy “foolishness” of this world’s wisdom.

 

Lets look at the word “SPOIL”

B — 3: συλαγωγέω
(Strong’s #4812 — Verb — sulagogeo — soo-lag-ogue-eh’-o )

“to carry off as spoil, lead captive” (sule, “spoil,” ago, “to lead”), is rendered “maketh spoil of” in Colossians 2:8 , RV (AV, “spoil”), rather “carry you off as spoil.” The false teacher, through his “philosophy and vain deceit,” would carry them off as so much booty.

Its clear philosophies are meant to take a Christian CAPTIVE those whom Christ has made FREE…!!

That having been said its clear there are dangers in philosophy,anyone who mixes Christianity and philosophy(islam,Hinduism,Egyptian spirituality,new age etc) can’t be on the right path .

“It is a fact widely ignored, though never without danger, that error rarely appears for what it really is. It is by mingling with or attaching itself to truth that it gains acceptance. The eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil caused the ruin of our first parents, and the acceptance of a mingling of good and evil is the ruin of men and women today. The mind that depends upon the judgment of others is certain, sooner or later, to be misled. “{Ed 230.4}

[Elen G white]

The herald of grace the Apostle Paul warned;

2 Corinthians 11:

3] 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.

[4] 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.

So that means the enemy still can deceive a Christian from the simplicity of Christ.

If philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom and christ the wisdom of God.then our pursuit should be CHRIST..

Is christ enough or must I mix him with Buddha,Muhammad or egyptian spirituality ?

I rest my case;

CHRIST IS ENOUGH!!

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WHEN THE STAGE IS SET FOR A DIVINE ENCOUNTER!!

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Genesis 21:

14] And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

[15] And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

[16] And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

[17] And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

[18] Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

[19] And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

 

Greetings beloved,we all  have heard numerous biblical accounts of how people had encounters with the divine and the supernatural,we also have wished to have them in our lifetime.what many don’t understand or struggle to accept is that before a divine encounter there must first be a “STAGE” set.

From the account above Hagar encountered the supernatural/angelic,the question is did it just happen?what I call “SETTING THE STAGE” are those things which precede a divine encounter with God or the supernatural.

a) An unusual situation:

We see something happened in Hagars life : she was sent away by her boss(Abraham),Let me call it  seeming “CONFUSION”…  we need to be careful with undesirable situations most of us have a tendency of judging God by situations such that

 

“a good situation is from GOD and a bad situation is from the devil” 

We judge what is true by RESULTS!!but that is not the case here it was God who was behind all of it however how BAD it looked to Hagar..That’s why we have to judge God by his word and not by situations God was setting a stage to encounter Hagar and her son.

b) separation; “there is no encounter without separation” Hagar had to be separated from her friends,those close to her,sarah and Abraham.Before God encounters you or an area in your life some people have to leave your life,loose your job,business,loose the phone that had your important  contacts (connections),those who you would call when in need.

C) unusual prayers: 

The undesired situation is designed to bring you to a place of desperation for you to pray “desperate prayers”,look she did not only call on the LORD,she WEPT…this is the place of TRAVAILING PRAYERS,you cannot birth something into the natural realm from the spirit realm without travail in the spirit thats why before God would do something he would look for an INTERCESSOR/MEDIATOR…These are extraordinary prayers that arise deep from the heart,the bible call it

 

“Pouring out your soul ” “groaning” “crying to the Lord

d)Instructions:

“Arise lift up the lad” obedience is key in releasing the power of God and access  to the supernatural.

Actions releases the power of God!!

The bible says faith without actions is dead/fruitless,you must convert what you heard into an action for it to release the power of God.

“..if you be WILLING and OBEDIENT you shall eat the good of the land”

(Isaiah 1:19-20).

 

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