In Acts Chapter 16 we read about the young woman that attached her self to Paul’s entourage. Paul, who was called to Philippi to do an Apostolic work, became greatly troubled by what seemed to be this young ladies worship and shouts for people to come hear the way of salvation. What could possibly be wrong with that? She was a fortune teller possessed with the spirit called pythos. In this podcast:
Deana teaches on spiritual warfare, the small time operatives of Satan, and the principalities they are working for. Be not ignorant of the Devils devices! See how this same spirit is operating among us today, and how you can identify The Python Resistance, working among us.
Podcast: The Python Resistance.
The Python Resistance is an act of warfare (in the spirit realm) that targets apostolic moves of God, or new beginnings. From church government, to street outreach, or bible study, this operative is stirred up at start up. Listen to- The Python Resistance and get all the down load on this teaching that will help you recognize if that satanic work is undermining what you are being called to do, in your own life. – Deana Barnes
The Body of Christ has elbows and knees just like any body would have. They are the joints that connect the body, that mobilize the seperate parts they are connected too. When a connector anointing joins two different functions together in the Body of Christ, they themselves, enter into that function’s heavenly reward, for being the (connecting tissue of a work) in the righteous acts of the saints.
1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you are a member of it.
How to overcome demonic oppression, sickness, and addictions, as a child of God. While walking in freedom, in Jesus name. Deana gives scripture and an allegory on how to operate in self deliverance. They Run In Packs is a lesson on why we don’t play with stray dogs of the underworld, and how we can keep them from taking up residence in our own lives!
Remnant Nation Radio. A Podcast w/ Deana Barnes
This podcast identifies the culture of isolation in our society, and how western Christianity is the number one model to that effect. Deana shows the listener how far we have strayed from the true pattern of the church in reliance and accountability toward one another. Many have followed in the footsteps of our culture, leading them into isolation in the midst of a crowd. Working in cubicles in a packed office, living in subdivisions or gated communities, but still not knowing our co-workers or neighbors; riding subways and elevators with the same people every day, yet we are strangers. Worst of all, going to church and sitting amidst a congregation in utter isolation. While pastors lost in a sea of human misery, burn out while they them-selves suffer apart from God’s pattern for the church, there is a model to return to, if only we would. Listen to this podcast to identify the biblical relationship between layman and leadership in ancient Christian text. How we can begin anew by ESCAPING the Culture of crowded ISOLATION in our society.
Axles and Drive-lines
We had parked our vehicle down town in a parking lot that charged us $10.00. When we went to retrieve it my husband and I discovered that heavy equipment operators had completely tore up the parking lot, while our Ford 4×4 all terrain vehicle was parked there. Some cars we saw were disabled and stuck in the dirt. Other vehicles were perfectly fine completely untouched. You could tell that the big equipment just went around the “untouched” vehicles. Those cars had been parked there forever, and were going no where any way. The active vehicles trying to get out were most effected by it all.
As we were granny gearing out of the lot in 4-wheel drive, I said, ” Lord how are we going to get out of this?” The Lord said, “Faith is what brought you here. Faith is the vehicle that will get you out.” I realized that the “vehicle” was equipped to do the job, if any there was. We kept going until we were out of the parking lot. As we drove out, I saw a young man on his knees in the dirt; he was hot and sweaty and trying to get out, but his drive line and axle was broken. He looked at me with despair in his eyes. I promised my self, “When we get out of this we’ll come back for him …”
It’s been years since I had the dream. The dream came true, in that we were called to come out of the city we were dwelling in, and thankfully, the warfare that went along with it. Our leaving was a HUGE leap of faith. We obeyed God into the unknown, and he was faithful all the way.
For a year after that we had prayed for the young man, and those he represented. I asked the Lord, “What is happening to them?” The Lord showed me that there was a “spirit of disparagement” working against this young man and those who were trying to move on an upward call of God on their lives. The root of disparagement is doubt and unbelief. First our faith begins to erode in trials like this, then goes our joy. Then our strength. These have lost their joy believing that God has done this thing to them. And they have despaired in it, and hopelessness has settled in.
When you are built up in your faith it is like an all terrain vehicle, it will drive you out of ruts and off the beaten path. In dreams your car often speaks of where you are going in your life. We can have a lot of ideas and dreams under the hood, but if our drive line and axle is broken those ideas and dreams will go no where. If we believe God, our works confirm it. Have you ever heard of the phrase, Actions speak louder than words?
What faith action do we take when despair is trying to settle in? We build up our faith by declaring to ourselves and those around us what God’s word says about our circumstances. This brings to us peace that passes understanding. The word of God comforts us, and in that comfort comes joy. Our enemy may try to sink us; but, what Satan has meant for evil, God will turn around for Good. In trusting the Lord during dire circumstances, we gain patience, and temperance, and increase in our faith.
You see, patience waits upon God to show himself faithful, when he does it makes us stronger for the next time around when our faith is tested. This is where patience has its perfect work. Don’t give way to despair and allow doubt to break you down! Disparagement is a spiritual paralysis that shows no mercy, and it is nothing short of demonic.
Philippians 4:1-8 (Amplified Bible)
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is coming soon].
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
… So we were crying out for this young man, and who he represented, in the Spirit; and the Lord showed me something:
I saw why God tells us over and over again to pray for one another, and to encourage one another.
As we prayed I began to see a vision of the scene in the dream. The scene changed and I could see the same young man, I saw in the dream. Again he was on his knees beside the car sunk into the dirt. But he wasn’t despairing any more. He was digging in the ground with great strength and determination, and I saw the Angel of the LORD and he was standing over the car, and he was waving a brilliant sword over the young man and the car.
And I heard God say to him,
” If you dig out enough room for it, I will restore what has been broken, and you will drive out of this.”
I realized if he didn’t take the effort by making room for the power-train to be worked on, then the car could never be fixed.
I saw that the presence of the Angel warred back oppressive forces that was making it (almost) impossible for the young man to function. It was as if he had been encased with a thick heavy darkness at times, and he couldn’t see to do anything. But I saw this Angel standing and it held back the darkness, where the young man could see, and work, and his strength and stamina returned to him, and he literally began to dig out room to work under the car.
It was like God was saying, if you do that, I will replace it, and it will be all that you need to get out of this sink hole you are in. Just do that.
I thought of the scripture that says, what ever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might. What ever challenge comes up; work it! Focus on it, and God will provide whatever equipment you need to accomplish victory. Soon, over all, this vehicle is going to pull itself completely out of every rut and on to open highway! As long as the young man did not give up, but kept plugging along, this whole experience would bring him into another place, with better equipment to handle challenges as he moves toward the prize of the upward call of God.
I remembered the scripture in Mathew 13:44-
“..the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field …”
So this is the Word of the Lord, “Don’t GIVE UP! See your enemy has lied to you, and blinded your eyes. But I am not going to leave you stranded here in this condition, I have interceded for you, I have stood in the gap, DIG! Seek me and you will find me. I will increase in you: faith, wisdom, understanding, vision. And the Lord said, “I will replace in you a new and better power-train then you have ever had before”.
I thought of the scripture in Hebrews 11:6 that says-
Those who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. When we go to him searching for answers, we are saying, ” I believe that you ARE God. When we do this diligently, we are saying, “I know that you are faithful and true and because of that I am not going to be satisfied with my circumstances, until I am living in the promises of God.”
This search taps us into the vision where we see what God has in mind for us. It is our own search and it builds up our faith, we begin to see His plan unfold in our lives. But first the old strongholds need to be broken down and cleared out, so that we do not continue to implement man made doctrines and ideologies in God’s work. We stop doubting God’s integrity and embrace the fact that He is true to His word. In the upheaval of Him plucking up to replant we ride through it in faith, to move on to higher levels. How much the enemy would love to get us stuck in a mindset contrary to the truth of God’s word, and what he wants in our lives.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The work of the prophets is to do just that, and we need that work continuously in our own life.
John the Baptist did just that in the Spirit of Elijah, and the Spirit of Elijah in the prophets of God must not ever be shut down for that anointing is what turns the heart of the fathers towards their children, and the hearts of the children towards their father. It makes straight the paths of the Lord, for repentance, renewal, reform, and finally one day, the millennial reign of Christ .
See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” The torn up Parking Lot is an upheaval that speaks of that day when God has given over to the destroyer, the things that our dead. That take up good ground, DEAD WORKS. If we are firmly planted in them, it can completely turn our world upside down. A functional power-train is what we need to overcome many things; broken dreams, broken lives, loss of vision, despair, discouragement, it speaks to all of us in different aspects of our lives; places that we have parked ourselves in, and have not moved on. However if GOd’s people persevere, they will see His faithfulness, He so much wants to show them.
James 1:1-5 (The Message)
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways…
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believing, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
The Message (MSG)Copyright ©
A new drive-line, I saw this thing God gave to the young man and it was like Gold. He said buy of me Gold tried by fire. It will last. A work that will remain, and stand in judgment in the last day. If you have gone so far to be broken in faith and left in despair, to the point that you’re not even moving around like you use to in your Christian life; don’t give up on the Pearl of Great Price! SEEK and ye shall Find. DIG! It’s time for renewal, it’s time for upgraded equipment, the things that are not working for you anymore, never really belonged. Your life is about to change in a substantial way. Not end!
In The Paradox of Realms
Broken Axles and Drive-lines
Isaiah 61:1-5 (New International Version)
The Year of the LORD’s Favor The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, [a]
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, a garment of praise, instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Should we not fervently pray for those who are less at ease than we are?
If you are in a place of *peace time be grateful, but remember, your brothers and sisters just like you, may be in a place of war. Some drafted, some enlisted. All of them need our fervent prayer. And this is the paradox of the spiritual realms. They may be sitting right next to you. Whats more, you may be experiencing peace in your life because of their front line operations, in the Spirit! If you do not understand the silent battle, nor see the rising smoke, nor hear the clamor of shield and sword, assume not that their condition is as your own. For even in our own continent we suffer spiritual realms as dark as the continent of Africa, as lawless as stormy seas, as merciless as the cold chains of Siberian prisons. And those who enter these realms whether in prayer, or on foot, need the walls of the Father’s House to surround them. And remember, when they come off the battlefield, do they not have soot on the brow? Dirt beneath the nail? Blood on the garment? Could they be war weary? As it is in the natural, so is it in the spirit, our soldiers need our support. Ground patrol needs, air patrol! But you have put the distance between them and yourself? Perhaps they smell of the sinner? But you have not discerned the source, or the difference, between the one rescued from the dank prison, and the one who has pulled them from it.
There are those who walk among them; who are not of them.
Jesus himself said,”I am in this world but not of it.
In the world of vanity that we live in, in the culture so biased on appearance. How much more so, should we who, as God’s people, look not at the outward man but the inward heart? And to know no man after the flesh, but to (intimately know them) by the Spirit. This is how so many thought to be wise, have erred so foolishly. This is how, the trained heart can instantly in season, and out, mobilize in God’s divine appointments; discerning the fruit because it is a spiritual observance, and not a natural one.
( Looking beyond those things relative to the four walls of the church, and referencing them against the vast Kingdom of God, and His Word.) This is the trained mind and spirit that has spiritual discernment, who can move into the “day of suddenlies”,
Who is blind but my servant ..?
Isaiah 42:19-23 (The Message)
You’ve Seen a Lot, but Looked at Nothing
Pay attention! Are you deaf?
Open your eyes! Are you blind?
You’re my servant, and you’re not looking!
You’re my messenger, and you’re not listening!
The very people I depended upon, servants of God,
blind as a bat—willfully blind!
You’ve seen a lot, but looked at nothing.
You’ve heard everything, but listened to nothing.
God intended, out of the goodness of his heart,
to be lavish in his revelation.
But this is a people battered and cowed,
shut up in attics and closets,
Victims licking their wounds,
feeling ignored, abandoned.
But is anyone out there listening?
Is anyone paying attention to what’s coming?
Pray to the Lord of the Harvest …
We need those who discern by the Spirit of Wisdom, and not through the natural mind. Our church world, is full of natural plantings, working natural works, discerned by the natural mind, as being qualified; filling the “house” with the works of men! It is of those who abide in the Spirit flow, in God, outside the confines of our four walled churches, that will “move” into the living, breathing, fluid, and fluent army of God; like a river-
flooding out the battlefields of hellish plots, and reaching heights of Holy glory! Seeing those things that cannot be seen, and knowing those things that cannot be known, because revelation knowledge transcends them beyond the carnal mind. And lives are reached beyond the pews.
Axles and Drive lines A Vision by Deana Barnes 2007
Published under same title /webs.com 2010 all rights reserved.
While I believe the prayers of God’s people can ramp down the events at our border, and I hope they will- still there is an issue that must be resolved. Would that Presidents before Trump had dealt with this issue. The humanity that is marching towards our border is an issue that was inevitable, the minute any country south of our border would fall into crises, and begin to crumble. But no one did anything about it by enforcing our laws, or changing them for the times we are in. Certainly not the Obama administration. Rather, trafficking and slavery of all kinds have had full reign to exploit men, women, and children, desperate for a better life. Including the influx of unattended children during the last administration. I saw this in a dream where South American children were spilling into our lawn, out of the woods in 2011. This is our fault for not having strong borders. Perhaps the lawmakers, in Washington D.C. was benefiting from it more than we would like to know. What is more bone chilling for us all is the terrorist, the bad actors, the ruthless cartel, that is infiltrating our country. People taking money, that don’t belong here, filling our streets to protest, meddling in our elections.
In February 2016, I had a jolting experience that turned out to be one of the most profound visions I’ve ever experienced. As an intercessor for this nation, and for many nations over the years, I can tell you that God has shown me many things, and by the way anyone desiring to be a prophet need only enlist as a lowly intercessor who will answer the cry of the Spirit day and night to intercede. This is when you will see great and mighty things when co-laboring with the greatest intercessor of all. I don’t make predictions, I make intercession. In intercessions I some times see international events that are predictable through the view of a prophetic lens. Often, seeing in part, I don’t completely understand it all. America’s Home Invasion was a vision of an event that seem to last for about 10 horrifying minutes. Where I believed I was actually experiencing and engaged in what I was seeing. Unlike some visions, your feet are on the ground and you know your watching a heavenly movie. While prophetic dreams are dreams, you wake up from, this experience was unlike either. I wasn’t in prayer nor sleep, as you will understand listening to this audio. What I do know is that this audio reading of an article post dated in March of 2016 is more relevant now than ever. I believe God wanted me to see and feel the fearful reality of what is happening at our borders in a parable of a home invasion. While seeing the humanity and suffering, on the other side. Why it is happening. What we can do to make the best of a very bad situation. Perhaps, the wisdom of Solomon can be given us to fix it. Where bad actors are chased off, and families separated are reunited. Because we did this. Perhaps points in this parable have already been happening, and coming to pass, for after all it is almost three years now since this vision occurred. But as I said, in the article back then it is an invasion and it is going to ramp up. Praying for peace at our borders! It is all certainly coming to a head and America needs to address it once and for all.
An Audio Reading of America’s Home Invasion published March 2016. Here at NeWinePouring.com
A Prophetic Dream
There are many ways we can describe the Lord Jesus. He is our Messiah, the Good Shepherd, Savior, and Prince of Peace. But in turn there are many ways He can describe us. The Body of Christ, Sheep of His Pasture, the Bride, even His Temple. For we are refered to as the Temple of the Holy Ghost. In this podcast is a reading and commentary on a dream where God speaks to His family using an eye opening name for His people, responsible for the end time harvest. We’ve got to know who we are, we’ve got to see what we have. Many are not going to be ready to be a part of this end-time harvest, though they have zeal. Remember, Jesus had to tell them to lift up their eyes to look and see that the harvest was ready. Because they were blinded by their scheduled events. When harvest normally is. How can we learn to walk in, what comes next? Don’t miss this prophetic podcast with Deana Barnes, that has already had an impact at Remnant Nation Radio.
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot. The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.
We are born into a goodly heritage as heirs of our Father’s Kingdom. While Satanic forces war against God’s creation that was MADE IN HIS IMAGE, children in our society are thrown into confusion over their identity- regarding the most basic details of their humanity. As the Body Of Christ, our standard is unmovable and unshakable. Our identity is found in the safe keeping of our Father, our inheritance is also! Deana teaches on identity in this podcast.
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, said the LORD.
A podcast version of the article- The Ahab Jezebel Modus Operandi, with added commentary.
The Jezebel School of Cosmetology.
Could it be that most of everything we’ve been taught about “The Jezebel Spirit” is incomplete? And is actually often twisted by the very same darkness that animates her works in the earth? Have books and sermons dedicated to teachings on Jezebel missed the whole point, time and time again? I suggest to you that many of them have, serving to create the same kind of atmosphere that Jezebel promoted (punishing obedience to God) that existed in her day. This operative is bigger than we understand, and is enabling a world movement, far beyond what we could have ever imagined. Many have said it is all about power with Jezebel, I say the word clearly shows us, it is much much more. In fact as there was a kingdom under her and Ahab’s oppression, so most of Christianity, needlessly, suffers the cause and effect of this demonic power. Listen to this podcast by Deana Barnes. From the article called – The Ahab Jezebel Modus Operandi
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Oh how the waster thought to come and destroy, how he sets up road blocks for pillage. But I have averted him says the Lord, I created the waster to destroy- covenant stays his hand.
Know that you are my Ambassador, my representative. As I have said, and I have given you to carry my name, and I have given you my name. This is the key of David. I am he that liveth and was dead. And behold I am alive for ever more. And I have the keys of death and of hell. Opening doors no man can shut, and shutting doors no man can open.
These signs will follow them that believe. In my name … And I have seen the mud slinging, land upon your garment, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness that you have continuously determined to put on. How the enemy despises purity. I wash away reproach, I will remove (what has been cast upon you) the stain of contempt- washed in washings and renewals.
This from the water of my word as you spend time in me. Does not glory rest upon the persecuted ones? Let my spirit renew your mind, says the Lord. In me you can walk in continuous joy, that the world doesn’t understand. This is that fruit, of the first fruit cluster. Love, joy, peace … That greets one another with a holy kiss in my kingdom. You will know them by their fruits in the face of adversity. For the shield of faith distances the approach of despair. Though it come, faith is its mighty foe! See the pearl of great price? In your garment I have sewn them in the hem and borders, many; to memorialize the sacrifice in preferring me, above all else … Oh look and see- the Bride gives herself to all preperations!
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations; spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.
For thou shalt spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth; and the reproach of thy widowhood shalt thou remember no more.
For thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.
For Jehovah hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, saith thy God.
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
In overflowing wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting lovingkindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah thy Redeemer.
For this is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my lovingkindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah that hath mercy on thee.
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set thy stones in fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy border of precious stones.
And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.
Behold, they may gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall because of thee.
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness which is of me, saith Jehovah.
American Standard Version, 1901
1 Timothy 4:14-16
Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all. Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.
1 Timothy 1:18-19
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you, that you by them might war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
The Lord reminded me that among the body of believers in the earth, there are those committed to relationships. But not all committed to the purpose of why Jesus is calling His people to gather together. In fact, they honestly are not in understanding of it, and don’t have revelation beyond seeing meetings as opportunities for ministry, worship, and prayer. An outlet for them to give and receive. This is never going to change, until, somehow, purpose is instilled in them. When people understand the purpose of God for what they are doing, focus and commitment naturally follow. Nothing we do should be performance driven. But, purpose driven. Even people who have based their life on teaching this concept have become performance driven. It’s that easy of a trap to fall into. It happens when we lack vision. With out a vision the people perish, they perish in purposeless living. With out a vision they cast off restraint. They become listless like a ship with broken sails, blown about with every wind of opinion, pushing against them.
Because of that Churches become entertainment centers with an activities director, keeping people interested, preoccupied with making everyone happy. Rather than building relationships focused on obeying the will of the Father.
When God’s people lock in on revelation that they are with each other (where they are) for a reason – then comes single mindedness to the purpose. A unified understanding of what God is doing, and what our part in it is. In that comes focus that produces commitment. Commitment to purpose sees what is clutter. We are lively stones that God wants to cut, polish, and fit into place, for His purpose. People that allow long gaps to go by with out fellowship and assembly with one another, have other commitments. Right our wrong this is just the way it is. While we all have our lives that we are living, the sense of divine purpose brings the order of God, into it. What is clutter to our own households, in how we live, and what we do, determines destinies.
Contending For Purpose
If destiny cannot be thwarted or derailed, than Paul would have never had to admonish Timothy with the scripture of 1 Timothy 1:18-19 and 1Timothy 4:14-16 – (Don’t neglect your gift. Weaponize prophecy that was prophesied over you. By it do warfare!) This is how we are to engage the enemy that resists the purpose of God in our lives. Despite what we’ve been told most prophecy is conditional to our own commitment to realize its fulfillment. Many saints have desired prophecies (spoken over them in their lives) to come to pass, but have never engaged them as a tool to contend for the will of God in their lives. Also, for lack of knowledge and understanding many have been stubborn about how they believed they should come to pass. When we do warfare in the language of the prophecy we speak according to the will of the Father. When we suppose we know how God is going to bring it to pass we put our self in places and situations we don’t belong. Many that have fulfilled prophetic words spoken over their life, (my self included) have said this, “It didn’t happen as I supposed it would. Yet, God was faithful.” How is it done? If we walk in the Spirit’ we will not fulfill the lust of our flesh. Having no agenda but love. Embracing the fact we may not comprehend all that God is doing, nor have we obtained yet all the promise, but still we press on with Paul’s words in mind…
I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Mockery is a very strong and evil spirit that can take hold of people’s lives, and conversation. The spirit of dissimulation, is rampant in our world today. This is the definition.
DISSIMULATION, n. L., to make like; The act of dissembling; to hide under a false appearance; to feign or make false pretense; Dissimulation may also be simply the concealment of opinions, or sentiments of purpose; but it includes also the assuming of a false or counterfeit appearance, which conceals the real opinions or purpose of ones words or actions. Hypocrisy.
In other words, let not our love be fake. Do what we can to really love, be honest. Be real. Don’t play along if you don’t understand. Present your point in earnest desire to build a bridge not a wall. If our prayer life is real with God like this, we can open up to others, as well. When we go to Him and say what we feel, even knowing it probably isn’t right, at least we give Him something to work with. Fear of others breeds dishonesty, it will be the first thing God empties out of us, when we earnestly come to him for deliverance from a spirit of dissimulation. It may take a process, but if we commit ourselves to being genuine with people, we will find many spots and wrinkles being removed from our garment, out of obedience to Paul’s admonition on love.
Spiritual gifts are given in seed form, distributed by the Holy Spirit. WISDOM seeks them out. Understanding matures you in them, and knowledge brings skill. It’s the three legged stool of potential. One missing leg will throw off the balance.
None of this means a thing unless our gifts are activated by faith! Stepping out! These signs will follow them that believe, in my name they shall … Mk 16:15-17 Beloved desire spiritual gifts, but then I show you a more excellent way. Love, love, love. Heals all wounds, wins all battles, endures all things; it doesn’t give up, it is not puffed up … desires Christ to be perfected in others. Love will lay it all down, throw the crown to go find you. Shed the robe, take up the cross, to free, heal, and keep you! *John let go, died alone, so CHRIST could have what was John’s own … brethren. That was love.
The gifts are a promise, a token, and part. It’s not where you finish, it’s only the start. A portion of heaven come from above, the maiden voyage of Noah’s dove … of all these what remains is love, tested, and tried- of all these things endure and abide … in LOVE. Remember Joseph’s coat and colors, how he was despised of his own brothers? They put him into foreign hands, the prince a slave in heathen lands …They will call you names, the lord of flies, your coat of colors will be despised, but you will learn to shake that dirt, and take his name to the ends of the earth. For a heart in famine will listen close, they won’t deny the Holy Ghost … to feed them. For whom they rejected will have HIS day, His light will shine and won’t go away. And nations will come with open sack, and the ones that bow will have no lack. For Joseph the Prince they left to die, is the apple of His Father’s eye. No less are you no less am I, whom love Him. So let not bitter the bitter thing be, call upon heaven and deeply breath! Remember His sacrifice, remember the blood, remember love comes in like a flood, let it have you.
When John was not yet cast into prison. –
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. *He must increase, but I must decrease.
-John The Baptizer
Originally published @ G+ June 27, 2018 all rights reserved.
Jesus taught us our resistance and dealings with the devil were seasonal. After he tempted Jesus in the wilderness, scripture tells us that Satan departed from him for a season. Lately, I’ve been reminded of that from our battles with Python. It’s another day, in another season, with another work; and almost right on cue the infiltrator comes again. But the victorious saints of God are not defeated, nor overcome!
From: The Violent Take It By Force – by deana barnes
Part II What Lies Beneath
In part one I show the reader photographs of a tree limb that had been overcome by an invasive vine that had twisted around the trunk of the tree and embedded itself deep into the tree branch. This is a prophetic illustration of the effects of the demon spirit Python. A powerful spirit that seeks to infiltrate Apostolic moves of God (sent to establish the new) to constrict their growth and divert their purpose. We see this spirit addressed in Acts 16:16.
Though divination was how Python manifested through the servant woman. The nature of Python restricts, constricts, and distorts; squeezing the life, and the breath of God, from its victims. It destroys the true composition, and form of what the new work of God is suppose to be. The original design that God created. The ravages of Python leaves behind it the debris field of what could have been. IN THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS, and all to often moves of God. We see the deceptive operation of the Python spirit in Acts 16:16 where the damsel who was possessed with a spirit of divination followed Paul’s team who was in the city to bring an apostolic work, in Philippi. Although, the female servant seemed to be there to encourage their endeavors, publicly proclaiming their intentions, even declaring God as THE MOST HIGH, yet, she was possessed of a spirit of divination, called Pythos in Greek. Scriptural proof that not all that glitters is Gold.
image in the world we live in today she would have made it into the board of directors, or appointed a deaconess, but Paul discerned the source of inspiration, and the plot of the enemy. PYTHON was there to restrict and distort, the move of God. To choke it out, replacing it with the power already in control in that city. When ever you feel a Christian gathering is being constricted, and the Holy Spirit quenched, or a service being diverted away from true worship, this is the work of Python, an evil spirit that joins with every demonic player of the power of the air to be a spiritual counterfeit, snaking its way into the sanctuary of God. This evil spirit may not even possess an individual, but could be oppressing them. The best way I have found to stop this spirit from quenching the work of the Holy Spirit is to do exactly what Paul did, stop what you’re doing, turn around and drive out that spirit in the name of Jesus, until it is gone. We need to cut off the head of operations, of Python. In this city the very thing that had it under control, sent out an agent of Satan to bring an Apostolic work into its control. I like to think that the damsel possessed of this spirit became a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, a sister in the Church of Phillipi.
Those under the control of an unclean spirit, will do one of two things, they will run towards the anointing that breaks the yoke, or away from it, depending on whether they want to be free or not. That is why those under control of unclean spirits habitually disappear out of a meeting when ever the anointing begins to fall, had they wanted deliverance the human spirit would have willed themselves into the presence of God. This is why we would see Christ approached by screaming devils, the human spirit, wanting freedom brought them into the presence of God willing to be set free. Had the demons had their way, they would have stayed away. The Lord showed me this in illustration when we attended a Church service where the presence of God fell mightily upon the people who were lost in worship. The Lord spoke to me to observe, the outer hub began to teem with nervous energy while the foyer began to fill with people. No crying demons just chatty, nervous, and distracted people. It is said we need to clean up our alters, this may be true, but we need to clean up our foyers, and parking lots, as well. To often the outer court influences inner court experiences. Even shutting them down. The outer court should have no influence whatsoever, on the moves of the Spirit. A climate not conducive for luke warm fish will not attract them. We don’t have to lift a finger to clean up the altar when we let the fire of God do it for us.
At Your Feasts, In your Presbytery
Notice in scripture the manifested demons actually bowed down and worshipped Jesus. The stronger, more powerful demons, who operate in those who are in authority, the perfectly possessed, you can say, are quite capable to withstand the anointing, and function around it, because they have influence to shift atmosphere that is compatible for them, they can do that with manipulative powers of agreement to quench the Holy Spirit, what they cannot stand is exposure. That is why, so often, the Jewish leaders opposed Christ, vehemently, when he exposed their wickedness. It is more disturbing when those under the control of Python go undetected, slipping into leadership, and the various administrations of God’s house, to put it under a death grip, doing what ever it can do to shut down the atmosphere of worship, that releases the power of God that will expose its darkness and drive it out. Pythos is an operative of Satan that seduces the un-discerning making them admirers aņd followers by divination, when it has control in the hierarchy of a church it would never support pure abandonment in worship, but begin to pull attention to itself, less the power of God is released. A genuine move of God almost always requires one to go somewhere different than they have ever gone before, in repentance, and committment. History reveals to us that the earmarks of an out pouring are extended, hilarious, and abandoned, worship. The kind that the Michaels of mockery jealously despise, of whom the Davids of dance defy, in the joy that the Holy presence of God is brooding over His people.
We have seen Pythos, find its way through various aspects of church functionality that seems to have a hand in changing the course of a meeting, or interrupt the atmosphere away from worship, away from the manifest presence of God, away from the word. Python goes after “breath” it operates best when given voice, what ever pythos can do to “chill” the atmosphere, taking “breath” or giving voice to redirect flows and currents, away from anointed word, and ministry; but more so, away from worship that brings in the manifest presence of God. One reason that would be is because anointed worship charges the atmosphere with power on a corporate level, taking the focus off of one man, and directing it to the Lord of Hosts, who, in turn, pours out His Spirit upon the body of Christ, corporately, who ultimately, is whom God has appointed to manifest the manifold wisdom of God. This kind of power released into the Church on a corporate level not only exposes principalities of darkness, but defeats them, and by the nature of true worship destroys the influence of LEVIATHAN (to twist) who is king of ALL the SONS of PRIDE. Does it not say with the High praises of God in our mouth and a two edged sword in our hands we will bind kings with fetters of iron?
Ephesians 3:8-11 … to me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things… His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Mark 4:24 Says take heed to what you hear. Make an effort towards understanding. What effort we make to know and walk in the Word of God, what measures we take- the same will be rewarded back.
Words are seeds. Words have power. When we allow the WORD of LIFE to have a prominent place in our hearts then weed seeds, the enemies lies, have no room to grow.
We are a product of what we believe.
Faith comes not but by HEARING, and HEARING by the WORD of God. Romans 10:17.
What is planted in the soil of our hearts, and nurtured will come to fruition. It will come to its harvest! Life or death! What is sown in your heart? Faith? Doubt? Confusion? Who is your teacher? The Holy Spirit? Youtube? Conservative television? Liberal media? When the big lie comes it will gather its own. The decision for truth begins now! And starts by plunging into the pure unadulterated word of God.
What is in our heart will bear witness to its Father.
Jesus told the Pharisees that their Father was the Father of lies. His sheep know His voice, a stranger they will not follow. But if the voices of this world is all that one is listening to, then how can they know the Lord’s voice?
Movements have already mounted themselves up on the power of their delivery. Ready to spring into action on what is believed as right. Posed to act as soon as the signal is given. The heart is secretly conditioned to respond, when the liar beckons to that harvest pre-sown, and nurtured by the spirit of the power of the air. Light and darkness will continue contrasting itself into the divide prophesied by Isaiah saying: Arise and shine for the glory of the Lord is risen, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. Deep darkness covers the earth, and gross darkness the people, but my light will shine upon you ..
Even among the household of the saints, are some among them, that will charge into action on what they allowed to pre-condition them, for many years. Heaping to themselves teachers tickling their ears. Inundated with information in this Information Age. If seeking to know the WORD of God, is not our daily bread, we will have little power to resist a global movement that is contrary to the doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mathew 10 will be fulfilled. Jesus said, “You think that I have come to bring peace, but I have come to bring a sword.” Households will be divided against themselves. Because the WORD is a sword, come to cut the flesh from spirit. God’s WORD has brought divisions since Emmanuel (God with us) has come. Not that Jesus sent the sword of His word to separate people from Him. But, so that works of the flesh will be separated from them, by the circumcision of the heart. Removing the flesh from the Spirit, for the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Consequently, those who resist Him, will allow the enemy’s lies to divide them from the household of God, splitting families. So what we have filled our hearts with in the hour we live in, will come to light. In this, what dominates the heart will be exposed. Inordinate passions are carrying many away.
The bible says people will believe they are working for God, persecuting His people. But they are fighting against the King of Glory. Christians (by title only) are fighting against Him right now.
In fact, the worst are still the religious leaders of our day. Making dependents rather than disciples. Raising weak congregations under the control and power of sorcery. They say, “What? I have no sorcerers in my flock! Ask your congregation how many are medicated? More importantly how many are on behavior stabilizing medications, because outrageous behavior is out of their control? How many addicted to pain killers? This is a scourge ravaging the homes and streets of America. An epidemic of seismic proportion. If we can’t claim our sanctuaries, how are we going to claim the world for Jesus?
How many are under the power of satanic control?
Horrified, pastors may want to try to change this condition over night. But it didn’t happen over night. The sorcery laden culture of this nation, in many places, has its own habitation nested among Christian assemblies. Under a jurisdiction of a powerless gospel, because God’s people did not obey the Lord’s requirement first, before they went to do the work of the ministry: He said, “Go and wait; until YOU are endued with power from on high!” After that they were to make disciples of all nations.” Which simply means to create followers that hold to the discipline of the doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ. The good news! Good for setting people free of bondage! Leading them into the fullness of Christ, by casting out devils, speaking in unknown tongues, laying hands on the sick, and being immune to any deadly thing. Mark 16:15-17. Few reach fo that kind of power in their walk.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!
Colossians 2:6-15 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 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.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the un circumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Too often the wind and fire of the Spirit of renewal is quenched by those who resist the Holy Spirit, often because they mistakenly believe they are the head of the church assigned to control the saints of God, they will not yield to the Spirit working in other people’s lives. If a word, gift, directive, or movement of God, doesn’t originate from them, then in their mind, it is invalid. Rather than adjusting to the move of the Spirit and accommodating HIM, in how He wants to work, and whom He uses, these who regard none other than themselves (and their own ambitions) resist HIM!
Jesus is the brain.
The body, and that includes the presbytery, (elders) is run by the brain. They are subject not only to obey the head, but operate as a part of the body. Not the whole of it, but to honor the functionality of it, as God designed. As all parts working as one. Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and the government- resting upon HIS shoulders (the woven bands of muscle ligament and bone) which is the *presbyters working together, lifting the burden of the Lord, bringing alignment to the head. By and through, the mind of Christ leading. Teaching, with the shepherding graces of God. ‘The Body of Christ’ is called that for a reason.
I once heard a pastor announce behind the pulpit that he was the head of the church, and that what he says goes! When a pastor, bishop or elder, declares himself as the head of the church and postures himself over the people as their head, than that is a clear indication that a man is head over that church! If no one sees the problem with that, then they are in error. The pastor and the people have made themself an idol, and they are dutifully following him. Ironically, the word pastor is more associated with the position of a deacon, then it is a Bishop. In the Strong’s Concordance the etymology for the word deacon mentions the word pastor as a description type to certain duties of deacons. While the word pastor, is only mentioned once, and refered to as “with uncertain origins.” So it is disastrous to the development of the Body of Christ, when the only authority given charge has no clear definition to his job description. A pastor by definition is not to be an overseer. An overseer is a bishop. Elders are encouraged to “shepherd the flock” as stated in 1 Peter, but deacons are there to serve, attend, and assist. So a Pastor is a servant, that attends and assists. But, He is not an overseer. Bishops are “lead elders” apt to teach, and are appointed by an Apostolic anointing. Deacons are chosen by the presbytery. In a congregation of believers there are Bishops, Elders, Deacons, disciples, and followers of Christ. This makes up the pasture of HIS flock. Bishops, Elders, and Deacons, assist in the shepherding of the flock. Overseeing, counseling, and attending their needs. But, sheep are sheep, they have among them ewes, ewes with lambs, and even rams. They themselves expand their flock, naturally. Do you see the picture? Many have been getting this wrong in the institutionalized church.
Jesus is jealous for His own! He has declared, “I am coming for what is mine!” The Lord Jesus Christ is not pleased that HIS name has been used to funnel in millions of dollars for the care of brick and mortar, left empty most the time, at the expense of hooves, fleece, and hides.
If any of HIS are there, God will deal with it. He will shake them up and out of that mess, and mercifully take what is His. For I assure you, the lamp stand in such a place will not abide. The Lord seeks and saves those who are lost, He will kick around the empty shells of form and formality, to find His living breathing ones, and pull them out. Still, the cry of the Spirit is COME! Come out from among her my people, lest you suffer in her punishments! Let us answer, by leaving Babylon. Let us answer by making Christ the HEAD of the Church! For years the Exodus has been blamed on the Exodees. A mote has been built around the infallibility of theses blind guides for they have shut out, chased off, and persecuted anointings rising up among them. Their congregation, consequently, has an effeminate nature; leading personalities have been weeded out! Disciples never really graduate, and the youth are the most active in the congregation because they are inexperienced, they are younger and pose no threat.
Jesus Is The Head of The Church!
Jesus does the thinking! The presence of the power of God flows through every part of the body at once systematically, as it does in the physical body, when the brain sends a signal to it. The shoulders bear up the core and aligns the body with the head and the whole person mobilizes at the brain’s commands! But guess what? This happens when the body sends up signals through the senses of what the body is in need of. Better than the analogy of the body is this- God knows what we have need of before we even ask!
Isaiah 9:6-7 to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this
How activated and knowledgable each part is of its own function, reflects how effective the word of God is being preached, in any given church. Another description of this is called equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Study Ephesians the 4th chapter. If they can’t function as one in our meetings how are they going to function in any other work? If there be only one functioning part, the body is incapacitated. Even a football team knows how to act as one body. An NFL member knows his conduct and team spirit is important on and off the field. He knows his position like the back of his hand! His coach and team mates honor him as a part of the whole that does what he does. That includes making decisions when he has to adjust when things don’t always go as planned. The coach and team mates trust him as a trained team player, doing his part!
The natural world is smarter, in their natural wisdom, than many houses of God that dare to say they are the church.
Where is the power?
Very few preachers, themselves, can even rebuke a little cold virus. Let alone keep their flock growing in victorious living. Knowing who they are in Christ, and the authority they have! Not neglecting the great salvation Christ wrought for us at the cross. Many are still being taught basic fundamentals of Christianity, forever drinking milk. But never being taught how to go beyond the washing of the blood (that all must have), for the remission of sins, and into the meat of our destiny, beyond the laying on of hands and baptisms and into the power of the resurrection life. Churches shouldn’t be closing down because of the flu season. They should be chasing that devil out of town, and any other epidemic, pandemic, or stronghold seeking to take over. We are the the representation of Christ in the earth! The works he did we shall do also, and greater works shall we do, because Jesus has gone to the Father and He has sent His Holy Spirit! The word of God says to pray for the city that you live in that you may LIVE there in and PROSPER! Jeremiah 29:7 Timothy 2:1-2.
The Lord of Harvest will gather His own unto himself. Based on what is growing from the field of our hearts- the deceiver may have already passed by that field and have recruited many to his work. Because their source has never been the WORD. Even though they know the bible front to back. Even though they quote it, another has come in while they have slumbered, and have sown weed seeds. While Christians stumble around in their walk with God, in their refusal to stay in His Word, and obey it- weed seeds are rising, choking out the word, and more alarming- blinding them from what is right before their eyes. We have no idea when the day will come when many will find themselves not prepared. Not prepared to believe God for miraculous provision, direction, and divine intervention. Not prepared to test the spirits, to know whether they are from God, because of what lies they have nourished. As wisdom is known by her children, so the fool his folly.
We have those Christians that are strong, out spoken, loyal, patriots that are in the same condition. Seeding their hearts full of controversy, following after American idols, and icons, they say, “Hey I’m all about God and country.” But God is the red white and blue to them, their meetings are more about politics and conservative radio, and conspiracy theories; worshiping Jesus is forgotten.
The same goes for those on the opposite side that has made the government their God.
Who takes care of them right now? Is God their provider? When their country blesses them, they are blessed, justifies them then they are justified, when the government makes them strong they are strong. Jesus said I’m the ROCK in a weary land, I’m the ROCK that will make you stand! Trust not in the Chariots of Egypt!
Lord told me one time that He could do no great works in a place, because the folks were all on disability checks, and didn’t want to lose their disability. I asked the Lord why then do these people ask for prayer and come for meetings? He said it was just their form. There is a form of Godliness they are accustomed to, meeting requirements that they believe is an insurance policy for them, fire insurance. For some they are bound by their infirmity and it has become their god, their provision. Some are gluttons for attention, indulgent, they want an ear to listen to them, but they in turn won’t listen; so full of that spirit they are used by satan to tie folks up in conversations, pre-occupied with self.
Snaring gullible sheep, taken captive by those who refuse to be set free, and trust in God. We need to be stronger than that by not shrinking back! Let them know they can be loosed from their captivity every time they open their mouth to glorify it! Jesus gave his body to be beaten with many stripes, for by His stripes we were healed! Let us not serve death, but let us serve Him, the Living Word! It’s that simple. This is how bad this culture of dependence has become for all people who will not believe. The enemy uses those that have no intention to serve God, some call themselves Christians, to tie up workers of ministry, wasting precious time, life, and resources. Living out foolish living, talking about mindless, worthless things.
The fire of the power and presence of almighty God is able to burn out the brambles and weeds of this satanic nesting found in every church controlled of men and not God. If only pastors would take their hands off the controls and let God. He loves us so much that when HE is in charge HE disciplines with fiery love! It is the only thing that gets rid of the overgrowth and brambles we have neglected in our lives.
Decades of forestry management has proven one thing. Putting out natural fires only reserves the dead and the dry for an unmanagable inferno later on.
Let the weeds burn, and the brambles blaze, Jesus said, ” I come to bring a fire and would that it already be kindled!” Well it is kindled and always burning somewhere. We need the full Gospel, we need the fire. Rather, we’ve just had faux burnings. They put a banner on the building saying Revival Meetings Tonight! So we know there is going to be some loud preaching and prayer that night. It will be a controlled ignition of a controlled flame. It will burn from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. Miraculously it will have burned out just in time to get the kids home to bed on a school night.
Soon a fire of judgment will burn. If we don’t get our hands off it, and really let God! There are materials that won’t burn. The fire just passes through, but where there is neglect, where there is a pile of wood, hay, and stubble, it is going to get hot! That fire is going to linger. What should burn will, its dry, it has no life in it. Jesus said,
“If they do these things now when the tree is green, what will it be when the green tree becomes dry?”
All this ends with fire for all of us. Let us yield to the baptism of fire! For that fire refines!
The baptism of fire, is a cleansing agent to refine. When Jesus does what He said He was going to do, no saint should be surprised. These unscheduled burns, these heaven ignited fires, precision lightning strikes, are not going to be predictable. In the west we call them wild fires. They can burn so hot, they become tornadic, creating their own winds. Why? Years of mis-managed controlled burns. And the dousing out of wild ones.
God help us in America and especially the bible belt. While the West has burned natural, devastating fires, the bible belt will have its own burning. Generations of faux movements and scheduled revivals are going to have rude awakenings, if they do not wake up, and meet the Lord of glory on His terms. Secret sins among those living double lives, so entrenched in the community, that children, and even children’s children have gown up thinking nothing about fornication on Friday and Saturday night, and the Church worship team, on Sunday. But your sins will find you out, the bible says.
The point is there is power available to us to overcome. Through Jesus Christ, and no matter what our condition is we can have joy and victory no matter what challenges we have in life. Love does not let people believe their lies. All we can do is speak the truth in love and rebuke that spirit off them.
After a while that thing starts to thin out, when the authority and power to walk and stand in victory is taught. When the power of our words are taught. Those devils start lifting off, or the people possessed by them just leave because what is being preached messes up their doctrine of defeat. Or their love for a luke warm gospel. Eventually, a power packed congregation, or fellowship, emerges. A power packed meeting will have signs. The doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ needs to make a come back! I remember, living among saints who would bombard heaven for all to be healed and delivered. Healings and deliverances happened in our meetings until there was hardly a thing to pray about. Bound up folks who couldn’t pray or worship God, were prayed through. We began to see many saved and come to the Lord.
The Sword of The Spirit, And Dividing Rod Of Separations.
For those seeking the Lord, there will be seasons of separations. The Lord, by His Spirit is working a work among His people and now is a time that these things shall move at a feverish speed. Time already feels like it is flying by. More and more “responses” to the word of God will seemingly upset the apple cart but just know the SWORD of the Spirit is working divine separations. Not necessarily for eternity but for promotion of growth and discipline. The Father desires all be saved. He can graft us back in, as easy as he can raise up stones in our place to become Abraham’s sons. But, we can’t play games any more, there will be consequences for the stubborn of heart. Woe to him who is often reproved, the bible says, he shall be suddenly cut off and that with out remedy!
Ya’ll think your all right but you are not.
People don’t understand how their countenance can betray the fact that an evil spirit has them in bondage. Perfectly, normal looking people, taking on catatonic facial expressions, while the power of God is moving through prayer ministry, or the word. I’ve seen female faces turn into male. I’ve seen facial twisting. and drooling, and not while in a deliverance session! That is from those just listening to the word. I’ve seen a 6′ 2″ tall sodomite bound by a spirit of witchcraft, controlling other inmates, beg prison guards to let him out of the chapel, because he couldn’t stand the power of God manifesting.
When we would do warfare against that spirit in the chapel, they would start lining up at the door. After the ones that wanted out left, the power of God would always fall, setting at liberty those controlled by them. Healings, salvations, deliverances. One time the Holy Spirit chased off half the members of a prison gang, starting trouble. The other half stayed and listened, two stepped up, and received Christ. Always take the full gospel into your meetings, let the body of Christ be the body. The head will always BE THERE! And where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!
Many times people say they have their problems because God is teaching them something. The only answer to why one is sick, for example, in the bible, is for God to display His power to heal them. No other answer is given to that direct question. When people say it is because of sin, they need to remember that Jesus forgave sin, in order to display his power and “wills” to do both. Forgive and heal. Once healed though the Lord warns, “Go and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you!” The outcome was always healing. Except when doubt and unbelief prevailed in a city. They responded to what they were seeded with. Jesus could do no great works in some places because of their doubt and unbelief. Their teachers in the synagogue taught them, seeded their hearts with so much traditionalism it made the WORD of God, who came in the flesh and dwelt among them have no effect. When Jesus comes again will he find faith in the earth?
It is up to us to be caretakers of the garden of our hearts. A yearning for all God has for us is the motivator.
People believe that they will respond to the Lord of Glory, when He comes. They believe that they will gather with Jesus when He comes. When He came the first time a whole nation of people looking for their Messiah missed Him. Only a handful of saints compared to the world population even saw Him, come and go. What is seeded in our hearts, what we have been conditioned to believe, will either have us ready, or so weeded up in our hearts, and minds, it will all be over before we have time to scramble our lamps and oil together. Don’t think so?
Look at the parable of the ten virgins. Five foolish, and five wise. Five left in a panic, because they were not ready. Suddenly seeing what they lacked, but there was no time to do anything about it. They didn’t have enough to see themselves through the night. They knew enough though, that He came and went. Great regret will take hold of many who will lose what they could have had! For they were numbered with those of the wedding party. Pray that the weeds planted in your heart hidden and known will have an encounter with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Let it burn up every false and lying thing. You might lose a faux position in your faux little world, but what is ashes to the wind? Let God perfect you!
A few weeks ago the Lord showed me that ponies were meant to be horses. That they are a landrace. which is a species of a plant or animal altered from its original form as a product of their environment. God is pulling horses out of the ponies. They will be arrayed for battle. A pony can’t make the cut. They are for children and petting Zoos. Time is running out! Now is time to press in, for any day now a chain of circumstances can find us in the balance, found wanting!
... Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing. For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Warning Dream: Treating Holy Things As Common. Call A solemn Assembly. Teach Them Fear. Sin of Insolence. Mishandling the Word of Life.
Job 28:28 And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'”
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction
America, full of the knowledge of God. But do we know HIM?
I had a dream. A guy in his 30’s with an influence over young people was sitting with what seemed like a team of peers getting ready to do bible study ministry. They actually had those backward priest collars on, but the collars were broken at the voice box, or Adam’s apple. To be blunt they all had a frat brat air about them. Sorry, don’t know a better description. Any way, young sort of prideful theologians. I walked up to them in the corner of a very large library, in a place that was part of a vast open mall of sanctuaries, and auditoriums; a lot going on at once, like every Christian I ever knew was in this *mall, representing Christian America. About the time I approached this frat pack of theologians, I heard the lead guy say, “Yea, we’re going to go speak in tongues.” I walked up to him and said, “Cool, so you’re Spirit filled?”
Act 2:4 And they were all FILLED with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Speaking in tongues is evidence of being Spirit filled.)
I caught him off guard. He said, “Uhh no”, and looked around at his friends like where did SHE come from? Which I get all the time; anyway, to the young indignant one I said, “Well do you want to be Spirit filled?” He got real nervous and started looking around at his friends like, this woman is crazy! I’m thinking, what religious universe have these people been locked up in? I told him, “You can joke around about a lot of things, and maybe get away with making fun of people who pray in tongues, but you should never allow yourself or anyone else around you, to joke about the Holy Ghost.”
Hebrews 10: 29
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, shall be thought them worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, by which he was sanctified, a common thing, and has done insult unto the Spirit of grace?
At that moment I heard a crack of thunder and could see a huge flat screen TV showing a weather report of the United States.
I saw clusters of storms light up the area above various cities and states across the US. The map was green like spring but this dream came last fall. Washington State really lit up in the western part of it, I thought of the Seattle area. The other cluster of storms that stood out seemed to be in the lower Missouri, Mississippi region. They lit up more than other places lighting up all over the map, they seemed like prolonged electrical storms.
America is too common with Holy things!
I thought the young men to be lacking in the fear of the Lord. If we as Christian ministers were priests of the old testament altar, many of us would be dragged out by the feet with shepherds crooks. Embolden to blaspheme, tossing out railing accusations against dignitaries, mocking the Holy Ghost, mocking His servants, mocking His prophets; being scornful, and disrespectful. Christians acting despicably calling themselves ambassadors of Christ, but they are brutish, narcissistic, embellishers, clouds with out rain; throwing their titles around for entitlements. And their degrees, as if that is what qualifies them for the work of the ministry. When being qualified comes, only, by setting ourselves apart, in seeking the face of God. surrendering to obedience; Relying upon His ability, having nothing to do with our own. Living a Godly life, hating even the garment, (the outer accessories) of Christian life, spotted by the flesh. I thought of all the churches who have clerics that wear the white band, to set themselves apart, but these were not set apart in their speech, revealing the condition of their heart. The white band broken at their voice box.
Prayers of repentance and judgments in the land.
I don’t believe some of these places, I saw in the dream, are more wicked than others, but they are more susceptible to trouble than others, when wickedness in the Church reaches its tipping point. While others have judgements poised against them, it is up to us to pray!
Narrow the way.
In our world, moods, opinions, and attitudes, can shift in waves over night. Because we are bonded together by social media and the internet. A story or news item portrayed in just the right way, can sway the masses, left or right. We can glorify God one moment, and grieve the Holy Spirit in the very next breath, by agreeing with false portrayals of what is suppose to be truth! Insolence, and the lack of the fear of the Lord, and the mishandling of sacred things, have moved Christian America to lean the wrong way. Being to common and careless with the mysteries and treasures of the king dom, joking foolishly, the bible calls it foolish jesting.
Straight is the gate and narrow is the way, that leads to life and few there will be who find it. Leaning left or leaning right is not the way! Wide is the gate and broad is the path to destruction and many there’ll be who will find it. Mathew 7:13-14 HIS way, in all things, is the hidden path found through Christ. Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life!
When the Holy Spirit lifts.
Where HE is not, there goes the voice of warning, there goes all the gifts of perception, and fore-site, there goes the voice of one calling in the wilderness, making straight the paths of the Lord, there goes the ones holding back judgments.
The Lord has departed.
When He departs He takes the lamp stands with Him. His sheep know His voice they will go out and be lead into green pastures. It is one of the most silent mass moves of God on earth, when sheep are lead out. They are taken out of places where Christ in them, manifesting, is rejected. The good shepherd leads them out like sheep! You could gaze at a hill covered with them. Bend down and tie your shoe laces, zip your coat, and look back up, just to see that the sheep on a distant hill are no where to be seen. The remnant that is attached to (no thing or place but Him) go where he goes. They are always the ones found with Him. Seemingly, vanished in thin air, when He moves them out. When Jesus removes His lamp stands from a church, His people in that place that know Him, know when the SHEPHERD’S voice is gone, Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice and a stranger they will not follow.” His mercy never fails and no matter what or where- whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. He remains a very present help in times of trouble as long as we have breath. We need Him now more than ever, and we need the blessed Holy Spirit of comfort and truth. The Christian mall of America needs to understand the Spirit of the Fear Of the Lord. Let us who pray, do so.
Isaiah 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 the spirit of the fear of the Lord.
Call a Solemn Assembly!
The young men in the dream were found in the library. Ever learning and never coming to the truth. All the books in that library didn’t bring them to the truth they needed, to live a blameless life. And brazen they were on how they handled God’s Holy Spirit and His Saints. Would that these young theologians would be as the twelve, Paul met in Ephesus! Teachable!
Paul was received by a group of disciples that only knew John’s baptism!
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, AND prophesied. And all the men were about twelve.
John’s Baptism: Water baptism is a baptism of repentance, otherwise described as John’s baptism. Until this day many are only baptised in this baptism, rejecting the fact there is another baptism often received by the laying on of hands. It’s the baptism John referred to as the baptism of the Holy Ghost and of Fire, that Yeshuah baptizes us with.
Even during Paul’s ministry years after the Ascension of Christ, there were still believers in John’s baptism only; as there are today.
In water baptism we are publicly repenting of our sins, as a witness to all that we are dead, buried, and raised, with Christ, as a new creation; old things are passed away and behold all things becoming new. As we go down and come up in the water, we display that. Confessing our sins is the beginning of our journey with Jesus; if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The water depicts that cleansing, as well. Coming up from the water sheds light on the understanding that we are a new creation, a new man or woman; therefore, we should live our lives as dead to our old nature. This is called repentance which simply means to ” turn away from.” Water baptism is not what saves us but it is what describes our salvation, and is a public testimony of our decision for Christ, following HIS example in water baptism. As we look forward to the redemption of our bodies, in the hope of the resurrection. Still, new testament saints called it John’s baptism.
Life in the letter only, is like having a sailboat in a waterless sea.
Jesus’s baptism is a Spirit and fire baptism, received by the laying on of hands. Or by faith in believing upon Jesus while hearing God’s word. It is an event that is not silent or without demonstration, in other words you WILL KNOW when you become Spirit filled! We will see that in the passage below. The Holy Spirit baptism can come before water, and even during water baptism. But, not before repentance or a decision to follow Christ, is made. It is an event we yield to in receiving. The Holy Spirit and fire baptism gives us what we need to walk in power, be purified, and taught in truth; have supernatural comfort in separations and sorrows; and a supernatural boldness to testify in the face of persecutions. The Holy Spirit disperses supernatural giftings among the saints, beginning with unknown tongues and branching out from there. If the church can’t get tongues right, the least of all the gifts, how will they get anything else right? As it is with our own tongue in conversation. Tame that tongue that sets off the fires of hell, and everything else falls into line. Get the gift of tongues operating fluently in God’s divine order, let that ministry rise up, and unbelievers will come into belief, for the scripture says that the gift of tongues is for the unbeliever. We can be believers in unbelief over many things. Tongues interpreted is a sign. Let the heavenly language flow! Building up your most Holy faith by praying in the Holy Ghost! As Paul said, “I will pray in the Spirit, and I will pray in my understanding, also.” All that believe the Holy Spirit comes with out demonstration, have very little demonstration of power in their own life. It is the same for those that believe it is God’s will for them to be sick. Or that God does not always desire his people to be well. It never seems to be God’s will for them to be well, in their lives. However, those who believe He wants his people to be healthy, and whole, have more instances of healing in their lives. Yet, after all we have been given to know Christ and Him crucified, and the great benefits of our salvation, many are still not advancing past these elementary teachings of faith.
Let us go on from the elementary teachings of baptism, and the laying on of hands …
Getting it right and moving on,
Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Like the theologians in my dream, and even those in Pentecost – many Spirit filled Churches are stuck on tongues. So stuck they don’t even want them to manifest any more. This is a sure sign of immaturity in the church, as much as it is when people are not understanding gifts of the Holy Spirit of God, or the fivefold ministry. When an assembly is too focused (against or for) manifestations of the Spirit, they are weak and immature. For these things are given to supply every need, that each part supplies. If no one understands the ministries set among us as it is written in Ephesians 4, to equip the saints; we will not grow up into the head, nor shall we ever be unified. For it is clearly written in this passage that this is what these ministries do. If all you have in your assembly is a pastor, then run!! You will never mature in Christ! For this same reason we can never expect to be unified with any who call themselves Christian, that rejects the baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Of them who say the apostles and prophets are no more. For it takes these anointings along with the rest, to accomplish unification, by equipping the saints, who can then mature into the head!
Various denominations can intermingle all day long, but all they usually do is agree to disagree about who, mainly? The person and endtimes ministry of the Holy Ghost! The only way a people can come together in Christ of one mind, is by the power of the Holy Spirit! I will never agree NOT to ask any one, if they have received the Holy Spirit since they have believed, in order to keep the peace! I am not ashamed of Him, the Holy Spirit of God.
Churches get stuck on the next level after the in filling, and I mean many!
If all we can do is focus on what our parts are, and what they can do, such as the function of the hand and foot … How can we focus on just being whole and useable unto God? Books and DVDs, podcasts and websites, classes, upon classes, all about being what you are called to be, rather than doing what you are called to do!
Not only that, but teaching people there is not a Spirit fire baptism is more than just an error. It is encouraging the saints of God to obey the great commission with out being endued with POWER from on High. Jesus said, wait until you are! Any minister that calls themself a follower of Christ, that rejects the baptism of the Holy Spirit is ill equipped, I don’t care how many certificates and honorary doctorates they have! Water and Spirit baptism are separate experiences that can happen in rapid succession, but the Holy Spirit ALWAYS comes after a decision for Christ is made. Whether it’s a matter of seconds or days. Seek all He has for you! Be faithful in the little things, God will trust to you more! When trouble comes will Christian America be able to weather storms with out the help of the comforter and the Spirit of truth? Without being endued with power from on high? Will teachings against the work of the Holy Spirit of God prevail in America? Will the youth of tomorrow have no need for Him? But, actually cross the line treating Him and God’s servants with contempt? Pray it won’t be so. Warn them. Warn them. Warn them.
Acts 10:30- AKJV
The Gentiles Hear the Good News
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted by him. The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) That word, I say, you know, … How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly; Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of the quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins.
How much more do we need the same Holy Ghost and power Jesus walked in!
(Joel 2:28-32; John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Acts 2:1-13; Acts 19:1-7)
While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
What Malls mean In dreams.
*malls in dreams (when symbolic), speak to a trending/collection of thought, belief, or popular world views, and/ or attitudes of the times; of a town, city, democracy, community, region, or nation- depending on the location of the mall. A conglomeration of occupations, thought, and/or practices; all under one roof. Malls assemble commonality of tastes, among a variety of goods, and services; and reflect acceptable norms of society. Right wrong or indifferent. Depending on the nature of a mood or message being relayed. In this dream Christendom in America was being reflected in all the ways it exists. The focus was upon the up and coming bible ministers, full of book training, embarking upon their ministry, flanked with arrogance and hostility towards the Holy Spirit. In a time where the wisdom of God is counted as foolishness to men, and the foolishness of men, is wisdom unto God. They are ever learning and never coming to the truth. Under the same roof of us all! A powerless gospel puts God’s people in peril when storms rise! With out the Spirit of God, and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, bible study training is a sailboat with no wind, in a waterless sea.
Note: A specific mall known by the dreamer may very well just mean, that mall. For dream coaching click on the CONTACT US! Link for questions.
The lord gave me a picture.
I saw a lovely Christian woman with beautiful earings on. The earings were diamond and ruby. She was very elegant. She was sitting with her head slightly down, and I could see (on her other ear) all the jewels had been removed. She took them off to talk on the phone. I thought to my self they were her Crown Jewels. I looked down at her hand and saw an old land line phone. I saw how she took her “Crown Jewels” off to have a conversation. I remembered back in the day ladies would take their earings off to talk on the phone. I said, “Lord, What are you showing me here?”
Crown Jewels belong to the House of the Royals. They come out of the palace vaults to be worn by Kings and Queens for special occasions. As Christians we are of a Royal Priesthood.
1 Peter 2:9 King James Version (KJV)
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his everlasting light.
This Lady, this beautiful woman, represents all of us in Christ! His Bride.
The special event where we wear our Crown Jewels, is our salvation that we celebrate every day of our lives.
Hebrews 2 :1-3
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have HEARD, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was CONFIRMED unto us by them that HEARD him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and GIFTS [treasures] of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will ..
She removed her Crown Jewels to have a conversation through an old land line phone.
Now days, we talk through the airways. In this vision airways would represent a spiritually uplifted conversation. But this was an earth bound line of communication. It was earthy. We always need to remember where we come from, and who we are, in Christ. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Kingdom, can you remember the last conversation you had, where you actually stepped down from your blessed position in Christ Jesus, just to meet eye to eye?
I think we all can! The Lord doesn’t want us to shed off what He paid such a high price for, that HE now has adorned us with. The (robe of righteousness, and mantle of our call) over lines of communication that would be cut off by the other end, if we let ourselves be genuinely His, in the sight of all men.
Sadly, many tolerate conditions imposed upon them by unbelievers, and Christians in unbelief.
Desiring that we edit our conversation to leave out what makes them feel uncomfortable. Do you have a relationship like that?
Whether the land line represents worldly conversations, or Christian communication that rejects the treasure we possess knowing Him; or is filled with gossip and tale bearing- we need to DISCONNECT that line!
Should we veil the sparkle of our Lord’s eye? Should we cap the flame of HIS Spirit to enjoy what we think is Christian fellowship? Should we hide the lamp of our salvation under a table?
Hunger for God appreciates every drop of joy that emanates from HIS people! Every ounce of love come from the Father, in all its forms; fruits and gifts of the Spirit, mantles and mandates of the KING! Let your light so shine among men! Fellowship is like a flowing river, it inspires; it spurs one another on to GOOD works. It should not be competitive, but rejoices in the truth, and seeing Jesus aglow in others.
Relationships that push against that, are earthbound religious connections that have no need, or desire, for more of Jesus. Their commonality may be Christianity but it may not be the LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ in their life. They may enjoy talking about CHURCH but initiating a Spirit filled, or Spirit led conversation, becomes awkward or one sided. The believer often feels like they just cannot connect with this person that is suppose to be a Christian. They will often find themselves compromising to keep the peace or keep the connection. The earth bound conversation the Bride of Christ was having over the phone- required HER to bow to a lesser authority than the one whom has redeemed her. Any relationship that pulls us into a soulish line of communication is exactly that, soulish.
We need to disconnect from lines of communication that are not Holy Spirit inspired; and rather, upgrade to a connection that benifits the thirsty and hungry soul that needs what we have, or shares in it. Kindred relationships that, simply, love us at our best! As we should them. Desperate souls soak in God’s love! Fellowship with the poor in spirit, is spending time with some one that never has enough of Jesus! Mathew 5:3 says, “For theirs is the kingdom of God.” They shall obtain it in their hunger, and humility.
Another type of relationship that turns into an earth bound connection is one that has a political nature to it. I’ve said this before and it is absolutely true. Any one effected by the power of peer pressure, is under political control. Entertaining that land line is a land mine of compromise, that always leads to hypocrisy. False humility, and shallow relationships, because the Saint of God was forced to take off their Crown Jewels in order to even CONNECT. It’s a pay to play kind of deal, that secures power over unified assembles in their fellowship and worship, supporting those that comply to its control, and pulls down those that don’t; neutralizing, if not paralyzing Spirit filled praise and worship that brings down the glory of God, in our meetings. Often times resistance against the moves of God are not from with out, but from with in.
Peer pressure rarely swings anyone into a positive zone. This is why we know it is usually demonic oppression behind it.
The woman I saw was holding the phone in her hand, by the twisting cord, as it dangled to her side. We need to hang up on bad company and disconnect with that old religious python, that hates the Crown Jewels of the people of God. Relentlessly, dissecting, and debating, the word of truth with, “Has God said?” Let your light shine and reconnect with the salt and light of the earth. Avoiding vain babblings.
Another thing we may be in the habit of doing, is taking a step down from our position in Christ, to give ear to counselors, that have less counsel than we do! Don’t tolerate cords that keep you bound to a line of communication that is spiritually bankrupt! That wastes your time and life. Never cover your lamp with the prideful lying shades of false humility. It is a temptation come from an accusation of Satan, designed to side line the Saints of God, every time they try to step out in obedience to their gift and call! That old Pharasutical remark, even Jesus had to endure, is implied by that prince and power of the air, saying “Who do you think YOU are, we know where you come from?” Familiar with the short comings of the saints but never familiar with their gift and anointing. Aware of their humanity but resistant to the Spirit of Christ in them.
Therefore do not be partakers with them
Ephesians 5:6-13 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience. Be not you therefore partakers with them. For you were sometimes in darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatever does make manifest is light.
Don’t take your Crown Jewels off to satisfy a religious spirit, who has rejected the wonderful details of their own great salvation. We were born to bring GOD glory. Wear the garments of HIS praise, be of HIS Royal Priesthood, peculiar. The event is your Salvation. The Crown Jewels are the gifts of His promise, and graces HE has adorned YOU with! The light reflected from what HE has given you, is HIS light. It will draw to Him them that love the LIGHT.