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If we could get hold of this WORD, our whole world would change. Life and death are in the power of the tongue, so whatever we say, we get. So we should all be able to speak life, right?!?! The thing is that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. We have to let God change our heart for our words to change. We have to let God fill our heart with His unfailing love; we have to let Him heal us and set us free; we have to let Him transform every thought that we think and every meditation of our heart so that our words will line up with His love for people. LOVE! It all comes down to love.
LORD, we are asking that You would create in all of us clean hearts and upright spirits. Clean hearts. Upright spirits. Then we will be able to speak words of life. I am asking this in the mighty name of Jesus! AMEN
THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS IN YOUR MOUTH
By Pieter Kirstein
Don't curse your own destiny.
James 1:26 If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
James 2:12 So speak, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by [its] fruit.
34 Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings out good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings out evil things.
36 But I say to you that every idle word, whatever men may speak, they shall give account of it in the day of judgment.
37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
This is a study on the power of the tongue and we will look at how it affects the life of every believer.
God says My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge and many Christians don’t know the power of their own tongues.
We have been created in the image and the likeness of Almighty God the Creator and the way that the Lord creates is by speaking.
The Bible teaches us in the book of Genesis that God spoke creation into existence and we need to understand the importance of speaking the right things. A lot of people’s tongues need to be redeemed because they speak their own destruction and I am witness of this reality because I used to be the victim of my own tongue and the Lord had to correct me.
Prov 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Your soul can be ensnared through the words that come out of your mouth. God gave you a tongue to defeat your mind, so whenever the enemy brings evil thoughts to your mind, replace those thoughts with positive confessions. Jesus said in Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? So you make a thought your own when you speak it aloud, because in doing so you come into agreement with it. When you agree with it, it becomes faith in your heart and when you speak it, it releases power to create the faith in your heart and it manifests in your life. It is a spiritual principle hat governs the universe.
David said in Psalm 119:89 Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Every word that we speak is like a building block in our lives and we need to ask the Lord to guard our mouths continually. What I mean by our words being building blocks is that we have the ability as Christians to create through our words. It is a spiritual principle ordained of God. If a lie finds a place and I agree it’s true, then it is build over time brick by brick. Our agreement builds a stronghold and then it becomes a habitation for demonic presence. It is all about deception and it’s all about the lies.
Satan knows the power of the tongue very well and when people declare negative things about themselves and their future then they give him legal right to cause havoc in their destinies. Speak to any true Satanist and they too will tell you that the way in which they put curses on people’s lives is through the power of the tongue. This is why the Bible gives us clear instruction about the power of the tongue in James 3. The enemy of our souls knows full well that the Lord God imparted authority to man and that he has been ordained of God to rule and reign in the earth. We also have the ability to create our own future through the power of our words.
Our words are carriers of creative power and it holds the power of life and death, so we can choose to speak negative words full of fear, doubt and unbelief and by doing so we give the enemy the legal right to bring those negative confessions to pass in our lives, or we can choose to agree with what the word of God says about our lives. This reality can also clearly be observed in the lives of people. When they are negative about everything, then they will create a negative atmosphere around them. We need to renew our minds to the point where we naturally speak the word of God over our lives. We take on the nature of the Living Word inside of us and we choose to stay in agreement with what He says about everything when we speak his Word over our lives.
The Bible encourages us in 2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. True faith sees the invisible and believes the impossible and we as Christians are called to operate in the invisible realm of the spirit.
The word of God paints the picture of reality and truth. God operates in the realm of faith and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. The more we fill ourselves with the truth of the word, the stronger our faith in God will grow because God cannot lie. The physical world around us is subject to the authority of God’s word and when we speak the word of God against our circumstances and keep doing it, then eventually everything around us will conform to the truth and power in the spoken word.
Because God’s word is the highest authority in the universe, therefore when a child of God speaks His word over their circumstances then those circumstances must bow its knee. Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.God’s Word is Powerful.
Genesis 1:1-3 NKJV In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (2) The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (3)Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
Jesus said, in Mark 11:23 and 24 that, For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (24) "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.I believe that the foundation scripture to illustrate faith the best is found in Romans 10:9-10, that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.(10) For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. In other words we literally speak our salvation into existence. The Holy Spirit revealed to my father years ago that it works like a dynamo.
If you believe with the heart and confess with your mouth, and again you believe with the heart and confess with your mouth all the time and by doing that, then you release and activate the power to create.
In Matthew 16:13-18 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" (14) So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." (15) He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" (16) Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (17) Jesus answered and said to him,"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.(18) "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
We legally become children of God in the spirit through the confession of our faith, when we make our personal declaration that “Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God.
”In the Greek the word faith is “pistis” which means, to say it! The Lord revealed that our tongue is like a match and our hearts like sulfur and when we make the confession of the word we ignite the power thereof in the spirit.
God says in Jeremiah 23:29 NKJV Is not My word like a fire?" says the LORD, "And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? James 3:1-18 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. (2) For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. (3) Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. (4) Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. (5) Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! (6) And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. (7) For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. (8) But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (9) With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. (10) Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. (11) Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? (12) Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
The Word of God declares that no man can tame the tongue, but the good news is that, God can! How does He do it? He conquers the heart with His love and fills it with His truth then out of the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak.
A defiled tongue = a defiled heart, and we need to ask the Lord to cleanse our heart and help us to fill it with the truth and power of His word. My mother spoke her own destruction. She always said that she didn’t want to grow older than 44. This confession ensnared her own soul and gave Satan the legal entry into her life at that very age. She died of leukemia at the age of 44.
Another testimony is that when we did deliverance on my own brother, the Holy Spirit led me to break the curse over his “will” because a demon took hold of his will at a young age when my mother said to him in anger, ”You do not have a will of your own.”My brother had to renounce the curse before the demon released his will.
We really need to be careful with our words, because it activates the spiritual dimension. People destroy each other through their words and words can do even more damage than a beating.
In the beginning of my Christian years, the Lord had our bible study group focused on the tongue for more than four years in a row, until we had renewed our minds through His word. It is such an important area.
I remember one night during sleep, the Holy Spirit ministered to me through a dream. In the scene, I found myself sitting with other people in the setting of a lounge. We were all in conversation with each other. Suddenly this octopus tentacle came through the ground, as if from hell, and it fastened itself on my tongue. I couldn’t get it loose.
The Lord showed me through this experience that the enemy has taken hold of my tongue and he was using it against me. I had to repent of all the negative things that came out of my mouth before the Lord and had to break those agreements.
In another incident, the Lord again had to correct me through a dream because I was going through difficult times and became negative again. In the dream, I found myself standing next to the Holy Spirit and as we were standing there, the Lord Jesus spoke to me directly out of heaven. He gently rebuked me and said, “Stop saying that you can’t do it. Start to declare that you can all things through Christ who gives you the strength and give the Holy Spirit something to work with.”
I thought “WOW” so the Holy Spirit works with the words that I speak. Immediately it became a revelation to me, just how powerful our words really are.It actually works as Jesus taught it in (John 12:49) For I have not spoken of Myself, but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say, and what I should speak - You speak the word of the Lord by the authority of the Father and the Holy Spirit does the work.
It is written in…(Job 22:28) I will also declare a thing, And it will be established for me; So light will shine on my ways.
I encourage you to speak the word of God over your life every day. God is light and His word is light. David says that the Word of God is a lamp to his feet and a light to his path. By speaking the Word over difficult situations, we drive the darkness away because the enemy cannot prevail against the Light.
(Romans 10:17) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(2 Corinthians 4:13) And since I have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” I also believe and therefore speak…
In Psalm 5 we see how the throats of those that speak falsehood is described as an open sepulcher because they speak death. 6 You shall destroy them that speak falsehood: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. 7 But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before my face. 9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is pure wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.
Ask the Holy Spirit today to conquer and renew your heart through the power of God's love and truth so that the fountain of your heart will only bring forth rivers of life.
The LORD is my Shepard, I Shall Not Want. He Makes Me To Lie Down In Green Pastures And He Leads Me Beside Still Waters, And He Restores My Soul. My God Prepares A Table for Me In The Presence Of My Enemies and My God Is Now Making the Impossible Possible In My Life. The Lord Rescues Me from Every Evil Attack and Will Bring Me Safely To His Heavenly Kingdom. My Cup Overflows Continually Because God Anoints My Head With His Anointing Oil Of Gladness And Power.
I Am Blessed In the City and Blessed In the Field. The Produce of My Ground Is Blessed. I Am Blessed Going In And Blessed Going Out. All My Enemies Who Rise Up Against Me Are Defeated Before My Eyes; When They Come Against Me One Way, They Shall Flee Before Me Seven Ways In Jesus Mighty Name. I Faithfully experience the Covenant Protection of God on Every Side because of the blood of Jesus. I Am Blessed In The Land That The Lord God Has Given To Me. The Lord Commands a Blessing on My Storehouses Every Day and I Am a River of God’s Divine Blessing to the Nations.
The Lord Opens To Me His Good Treasure, The Heavens, To Give Me Rain In Season And To Bless The Work Of My Hands. I Lend And I Shall Not Borrow. My God Has Made Me The Head And Not The Tail. I Am Above and Not Beneath. I Receive Of Heaven’s Dew Daily and I Enjoy Earth’s Riches. To Me The Fullness Of The Deity Has Been Given In Christ And By The Grace Of God I Walk In It. Thank You Father That I Am Seated In Heavenly Places In Christ. I Have The Mind Of Christ And I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me To The Glory Of God, Thank You Holy Spirit That You Are My Faithfull Councilor And Divine Comforter And That You Enable Me To Hear The Voice Of The Shepherd Whenever He Chooses To Speak to me. I Walk In The Light As God Is In The Light, Therefore We Have Fellowship With One Another And The Blood Of Jesus Cleanses My Life. Thank You God That You Always Fill Me with Your Divine Wisdom and Discernment and That You Clothe Me in the Grace of Your Humility. Thank You Holy Spirit That You Always Empower Me to Bring Forth the Fruit of Righteousness to the Glory of My Father. I Humbly Ask For Your Close Fellowship This Day, In Jesus Name.
The Spirit Of The Sovereign Lord Is Upon Me Because The Lord Has Anointed Me To Preach The Good News To The Poor, He Has Sent Me To Heal The Brokenhearted, To Proclaim Liberty To The Captives, And To Open The Prison Doors And To Release Those That Are Bound; To Proclaim The Acceptable Year Of The Lord, And The Day Of Vengeance Of Our God. To Comfort All Who Mourn, To Give Them Beauty For Ashes, The Oil Of Joy For Mourning, The Garment Of Praise To Lift The Spirit Of Heaviness And I Am Called A Tree Of Righteousness, The Planting Of The Lord For The Display Of His Splendor.
The Lord says, “'I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches of secret places that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.
The Word of God which I have just spoken over my life is like a fire, and like a hammer that breaks every rock in pieces.
The LORD is so kind and faithful and just and true. When we allow God to lead us and to teach us instead of man, miracles happen. We become children of God! I do not know this guy, Pieter Kirsten, but his words touch the depth of my soul! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
The entire body of Christ enjoys His Spiritual covering.
Isaiah 51:16 And I have put My words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of My hand, that I may establish the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, you are My people.
Do not let the flesh control what God wants to do through your life.
COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE !
The Holy Spirit spoke the following through J Leland Earls during the 19th century
For one more attribute did I commend the church at Ephesus. 'But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.' (Rev. 2:6). The Nicolaitanes were those who slyly sought to elevate certain leaders above the people in such a way that they gradually assumed sacerdotal importance, even as the priests of the pagan religions. But such deeds were clearly detected in those who were followers and promoters of false apostles, and the true saints refused to be misled by those who sought to substitute spiritual authority for authority appointed and enforced by men. If my people in this day are to enter into my purposes, and receive the glory awaiting, they must have the spiritual perception to discern between the false and the true, and 'hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes' even as the early Christians. My true ministries do not need the carnal ways of man to fulfill their calling, and I will hold my people accountable, that they be not deceived by those who would exalt and promote the flesh of men as a substitute for true spiritual authority and power. That which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in my sight. (Luke 16:15).
The third letter was to the church at Pergamos. This church represents that period in church history following the establishment of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire, early in the fourth century. It represents the period of great spiritual decline, and the ascendancy of man-controlled apostasy. Since this was a gradual process, there were still many who held fast to the faith and did not deny my name. But others became so engrossed in counterfeit forms of church life that the very seat of Satan became entrenched within the growing church structure. Thus it was a period of increasing contrasts and conflicts. And so did I speak after this manner: ‘I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is; and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.' (Rev. 2:13). Antipas is representative of all those who remained faithful and resisted the encroaching apostasy of this period. The fact that he was slain, speaks of the power of entrenched authority to ‘kill out’ the resistance of those who continued to stand for pure and unadulterated Christianity.
The ability of Satan to so rapidly establish his 'seat of power' within the organized church structure was a direct result of the church-state marriage. Such a union constituted spiritual adultery and unfaithfulness to me. Therefore, I withdrew my favor rapidly. I expressed my disfavor in these words; "But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.' (Rev. 2:14). Balaam was a true prophet who was corrupted by desire for material gain. Therefore he promoted compromise with heathen religious practices in order to secure what he wanted. Balaam therefore becomes a type of ambitious leaders who increasingly caused the people to ‘sacrifice to idols' by introducing many pagan beliefs and practices; and by leading the people into further 'fornication' with the state, they caused the 'arm of flesh’ to arise in strength and dominate the affairs of the church.
Not only did the 'doctrine of Balaam' become firmly entrenched during this period, the 'doctrine of the Nicolaitanes' also increased rapidly. And thus the 'deeds of the Nicolaitanes' among a few in the apostolic period of the church, became in the Pergamos period an established doctrine. Increasingly the ministries took on sacerdotal importance, becoming fashioned after the priesthood of the pagan religions. This put more and more power into the hands of fewer, as a hierarchy of authority began to grow. Thus the ground work was being laid for complete carnal usurpation of my spiritual authority, and the bringing about of a counterfeit form of Christianity, the nadir of which would be reached in the next period of church history.
But for those who would hear what the Spirit was saying to the church, I did speak a word: "To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows save he that receives it' (Rev. 2:17). The overcomers are always privileged to ‘eat’ of that which is not available to the many, for they draw on my grace to rise above the carnal tendencies which continually draw most of my people into various compromise positions in their Christian life. The hidden manna was that which was placed in a container and deposited in the ark of testimony as a memorial of my sustaining the people of Israel in the wilderness. It was hidden within the ark. Was not the ark a type of me, in my incarnation and glorification? Am I not ready to reveal my hidden mysteries to those who are ready to receive? (See Matt. 13:11). Did not the apostle Paul speak of me when he said, 'In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?’ (Col. 2:3). By the Spirit of revelation do I give to those who are hungry to eat of the precious truths of the living Word. To the overcomer was also promised a white stone with a new name written. The white stone is a token of a course finished and a race won; it constituted the prize, in ancient times, for those who were victorious. The new name written on the stone is symbolic of the new realm of glory which will be inherited by those who attain to the prize of the high calling (see Phil. 3:14). The whiteness of the stone indicates that purity of life which marks those who will enter that realm where they will see me and be in constant fellowship with me. It is symbolized elsewhere as being clothed in white (Rev. 3:4-5, 7:9, 19:14).
Because of the Increasing apostates of the Pergamos era, my words were spoken as a sharp sword with two edges. (Rev. 2:12). My command was to repent; 'or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth’ (Rev. 2:16). This I did by raising up many faithful servants who denounced the false teachings and practices of a power-hungry clergy who were increasingly making merchandise of the people to further their own ends. By the time this era of the church came to a close, the darkness which almost totally eclipsed the light of my truth had engulfed the Christian world. For several hundreds of years there would be only slight glimmers of light among small groups of faithful followers here and there. Truly the night had come when no man could work effectively, (see John 9:4-5). End of quote
Who invented the doctrine of "Church covering"?
Is it even scriptural?
Can anybody show it to me in the life of Jesus?
Are we called by God to walk after the order of a man-made doctrine or are we called to walk as Jesus walked by the covering, the protection, the leading and the sovereignty of the Spirit of God?
I was walking in a shopping mall one day and bumped into a guy selling Christian T-shirts. He asked me that religious question. Who is your covering?
So the Holy Spirit prompted me to ask him; who is your covering?
He said Pastor so and so.
So I asked him; ok, and who is that pastor's covering?
He said God.
So I said to this man who was clearly deceived and blinded by the traditions and doctrines of men that cannot be found in the word of God. So your pastor is good enough to receive the Lord's covering but not you?
Please in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth who is the only sovereign Head of His Spirit led body understand the importance of the following fact because I am so tired of men who want to play God. You are called to walk by the Spirit of God. Only God can provide the covering over His children. Nobody have the authority to want to control what He does through the vessels of His choosing.
In my Bible the Holy Spirit teach the following because the whole body of Christ are suppose to operate by these truths. It's because religious men want to control what God wants to do that we sit with so much confusion in the world of Christianity.
Who do you believe?
God's word or the inventions of men?
If you do not walk after the order of Christ by the Spirit of God then who is controlling you?
Every born again child of God should be able to declare every morning when they wake up; Isaiah 61
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Because; Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Can you see that?
Almighty God testifies who His true sons and daughters are because He bears witness with our spirit.
When the body of Christ can come to the place where each member follows the leading and the guidance of the Head of the church Christ Jesus then we shall find that we are all walking in agreement with God's sovereign agenda and plan for His church and His creation without the control or interference of flesh.
Why do religious men want to control what Almighty God wants to do through His sons and daughters?
The Lord told me that every child of God should be walking as He did being empowered by His Spirit not after the traditions and doctrines of men.
1 John 2:4 He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Acts 10:38 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.
The word of God commands us in 1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.
As I always say to people. Those who walk by the Spirit of God will ALWAYS BE IN AGREEMENT because God is not the Author of confusion.
God's covering should be sufficient for every believer without the pride or control or interference of man.
If religious men want to persecute me as a son that walks in subjection to my Father Yahweh and for speaking His truth to His people then so be it because I will one day stand before Him.
You want to talk about accountability?
Then consider the following truth.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him to whom we shall give an account.
Mat 12:36 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
May we all find ourselves covered under the shelter of the most High God.
1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under feet.
14 Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
Religion binds people to a man made organisation and system whereas God's love sets us free to walk as Jesus walked. We are here to make a difference because He called us to be the salt of the earth.
It's the Presence of the holy love of God that is the preserving factor throughout creation. Salt does not have the intention to change everything it touches, it just does because it's salt. When the family of the Father allows His influence and transformation work in their lives to bring them towards the maturity of fruitfulness, of which LOVE is one of the fruits, then everything we touch will naturally change.
Change is the natural result of being touched by the power of His love.
We are the body of Christ by which the love of God should comfort, inspire and strengthen each member to walk out their callings in the freedom of the Holy Spirit and those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.
These manifest only the agenda of heaven within the earth.
YOU ARE COMMISSIONED CHILD OF THE FATHER TO IMPACT ETERNITY WITH THE POWER OF HIS LOVE.
2 Corinthians 2:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
21 Now he who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;
22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
23 Moreover I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
24 #Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith you stand.#
Let no one control your relationship and walk with God, for we are all called to serve each other in the love of God.
Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
Most everybody in the whole world knows that something is going on. There are things happening in the whole world that are far beyond our control. No one can predict what is about to happen, and no one can stop it. But the Word of God gives us insight.
What sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies, who drag wickedness behind them like a cart! They even mock God and say, "Hurry up and do something! We want to see what you can do. Let the Holy One of Israel carry out His plan, for we want to know what it is."
What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever. What sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold. They take bribes to let the wicked go free, and they punish the innocent.
Therefore, just as fire licks up stubble and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will rot and their flowers wither. For they have rejected the law of the LORD of Heaven's Armies; they have despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel. That is why the LORD's anger burns against His people, and why He has raised His fist to crush them.
The mountains tremble, and the corpses of His people litter the streets like garbage. But even then the LORD's anger is not satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
God is not playing. He is on His throne, and He will do what He pleases. It is time to self evaluate. It is time to turn to God so that we can live.
Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in Me. There is more than enough room in My Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will ALWAYS be with Me where I am. (John 14:1-3)
When everything is ready! God is getting everything ready. He is getting US ready. AND WHEN EVERYTHING IS READY, God is going to come and get us so that we will always be with Him and with His Son. Don't LET your heart be troubled. Trust God. Trust Jesus.
These are not my words. This was written by Pieter Kirstein. I don’t know who this guy is, but his words are burning in my heart.
It's not about measuring up beloved, it's simply about growing up.
Don't try and be what you are not, especially in comparing yourself to those who are more mature and advanced Spiritually. When you compare yourself with others then you are insulting your own uniqueness within the body of Christ. Be an original and look to Jesus only, because what you look at, you become.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Be where you are in your SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT and choose to see yourself as beautiful, knowing that the Father looks at you through the eyes of perfect love, even though you might still be dealing with certain faults, failures, imperfections, habits, shortcomings and weaknesses.
See those things not as an opportunity to judge, ridicule, condemn or hate and reject yourself but give it all to Christ and embrace your need of Him to intervene on your behalf, because He is FAITHFUL to correct every fault, to turn every failure into success, to perfect all of those imperfections, break every habit, cause you to discover His all-sufficiency in every place where you come short and turn every weakness into the divine strength of His Spirit as He causes you to grow into the measure of the full stature of mature sonship.
LEARN TO FLOW GRACEFULLY WITH HIM THROUGH THE DIFFERENT SEASONS OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT - Mark 4:28 first the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain in the ear.
God told me that a child can only be to where it has grown. A child cannot be more than what it already is, so stop also trying to be God's child, because His child is who and what you already are.
HIS LOVE IS CONSTANT AND ENDURINGLY THE SAME AND HE WILL LOVE YOU INTO MATURITY AND WHOLENESS UNTIL YOU BECOME THE PERSON HE CREATED YOU TO BE.
The key is to keep your entire focus and trust in Him and to ask the Father to do with you every day what His Son declared in John 6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father who has sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
65 And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father.
NEVER FORSAKE THE TIME IT TAKES TO SEEK HIS FACE, FOR IT'S IN THE PRESENCE OF DIVINE LOVE THAT ALL THE REQUIRED CHANGE IS WROUGHT INTO MAN.
Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, to what we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them who so walk, since you have us for an example.
The Holy Spirit told me this..."as we bore the image of the earthy fallen man, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man (Jesus). The beautiful thing about the gospel is that this heavenly Man came to conquer the earthy man through a demonstration of divine love and this is exactly the work of God unto sanctification in our lives. He lovingly and affectionately works out that which Christ has already accomplished on our behalf.
His victory becomes a reality more and more as we follow Him out of darkness into the freedom of His glorious light. All darkness in us becomes visible the closer we move to God, then when exposed, it is expelled through a demonstration of His conquering love. His delivering power progressively rescues His children from the grip and the influence of darkness in every area of their lives as they lovingly and willingly submit and yield to the divine influence.
It is never a matter of cruelty as the enemy would want us to believe but in fact a beautiful demonstration and a rescue from the powers which threatens to destroy us and keep us in bondage.
The destiny and purpose that God has for you requires for you to be mature and completely whole and healed of all emotional wounds, past abuse and hurts. God seeks to uproot and destroy the old foundation of our sinful fleshly ways and build himself into us as we allow Him to penetrate our depths otherwise we will not be able to handle and cope with the weight of glory which He has called us to walk in".
As you walk with Him through the purifying fires of seasonal trials embrace the pressures of your trials because it exposes deep wounds and places of deep hurt and deep brokenness and pain which must all be healed until you are made whole.
We are not ready to come out of the furnace until we can dance with Him in the fire, which speaks of being fully conquered by the beauty and fiery passion of divine love. God literally burns himself into us as a living piercing sword until He has weaved himself into the entirety of our entire beings, until He has brought us into agreement and oneness with himself - Hebrews 4:12.
“The key to transformation is yielding in trust to the LORD’s hand and touch - instead of fighting to do the work in your own human strength and effort. You cannot transform yourself into the image of the Lord. It is impossible! But what is impossible for you, is possible with Me. While you yield, keep your heart focused and connected to the Father’s heart.
You must sever all ties to false perceptions of Us - religious, fear-based nonsense that erects a false god in your heart and separates you from what is true and holy. What you are to persevere in is a God-conscious dependence, surrender, and trust. This is the path to glorious transformation that I Myself will work in you."
He's placing the mark of sonship on us in the fire because Father is authorizing us to take the harvest. We come out of this fiery furnace as mature manifested sons - Psalm 2: 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."