DANCE OF FIRE
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Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.
Sizzle, spark, explode -
Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -
The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.
This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.
Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.
Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land,...
To our Lord God about the matter of Mexico:
Father, thank you that today you led me to read Ezekiel chapter 7 and later You had me to read an article dated today on www.cnn.com about the capture yesterday of Edgar Valdez Villarreal. Mexico spokesman, Alejandro Poire had this to say about Valdez, “The capture of Valdez is a high-impact blow against organized crime.” This is an important step in the national security strategy.”
What was in that published CNN article posted today confirms what you revealed to me today from Ezekiel 7 in reference to Mexico….
Almighty Father GOD, in the name of JESUS, we are Word people who are NOT afraid of the Devil. Please, Lord, reveal how to root out, how to pull down strongholds, and how to destroy works of evil in Mexico. You, Lord, are greater than all. Provide, please, the holy strategic means to wreak havoc on the kingdom of darkness that has overtaken Mexico. Appoint holy warriors to operate supernaturally to dismantle, and subdue the forces of wickedness. Expose, dear Lord, corruption. Save the souls of the leaders of these evil entities. Save also, please, the followers. Let Your love be poured upon their anguished souls. Deliver them from their bondages and lead them in Your everlasting ways.
I sound a call, not for revival in Mexico, but for holy revolution. They need radical change, dear Lord. Send forth Holy Ghost filled, anointed holy revolutionaries to manifest Your love, truth, compassion, forgiveness, grace and faith. Draw by Your glorious Holy Spirit the worst of the worst and the lowest of the low and those in-between…. Prove to them through Your awesome love, and signs and wonders that You alone are GOD!
Please remind us to pray, pray, pray for Mexico - thank You, Lord – Amen
I decree here Father, on the record, that You will do works in Mexico that will create news of a holy supernatural sort, and plus some…because You are a GOD who does bountifully.
I put on record here Your Word as the authority that what is stated here shall come to pass, in the name of JESUS - - Thank You, JESUS, that Thou art the CHRIST.
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
The Acts 17:6
…These that have turned the world upside down are come hither….
This story from Timothy was posted today in the "Comments" area. The story ministered to me. I elected to move it here as a "GUEST PIECE" posting.
The Newly-bought Sheep
by Tim Temple
Once upon a time, there was a sheep named Sam. He belonged to a tyrannical shepherd named Santana. Santana was cruel and harsh to his sheep. He would occasionally get drunk and beat the sheep for no apparent reason. The pasture land was all ripped up and weedy. Everyone obeyed Santana out of fear for their lives.
One morning, Santana let another shepherd named Joshua take Sam and several other sheep over to his flock on the next valley. Santana hated to give up these “dollars on the hoof,” so to speak, but he had lost them in a poker game to Joshua the night before.
This new shepherd had definitely different ways. His call was different. Sam felt insecure. He didn’t know what to do or what came next. All he could do was follow the other sheep who knew what to do.
Joshua took care of his sheep. He was quick to use his rod to protect them and his staff to direct them. He took them to prepared pasture land. He led them to streams that had dammed up pools where the sheep could feel safe to drink.
Sam could still hear Santana calling his sheep, sometimes. He felt the urge to obey. Sometimes he would start to come, just out of habit. Joshua would have to chase after Sam and turn him around, bring him back to the flock.
Sam started to recognize Joshua’s calls by what the other sheep did when they heard them. He hadn’t mastered them, heaven knows. If he got out of sight of the flock, he might miss the call. Joshua would have to go back and direct Sam back to the flock, using a little swat to motivate him to learn, next time.
Over time, Sam learned to ignore Santana. He learned to immediately obey Joshua, knowing that he would be first to whatever it was Joshua had in mind for them. It was always good, although sometimes not all that pleasant. But being first often meant getting the best. Young lambs were now watching Sam, learning how to obey Joshua by what Sam did when he called.
As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above:...
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
The Lord has led me to pray more often for Mexico....
Can anyone please help me to understand the spiritual situation in Mexico? I know that witchcraft, the demonic, deception etc., exists in all of the earth. What I cannot spiritually understand is why in Mexico is it extremely intense in the demonic activities? They have vicious murderous drug cartels that cause people to live in constant terror. For years, Mexico has had and continues to have frequent murders, kidnappings, major corruption in law enforcement, and bold murders of lawyers, mayors, police etc. A lot of this is done by the drug cartel people. I have prayed for GOD to save those in the drug cartels and believe that He will...
I request some help, please people, on understanding why the demonic strongholds are so vicious in Mexico.
Certainly, there are spirit-filled churches in Mexico with loyal saints of GOD. Also, I know that prayers are going forth for what is going on there but what makes it so much more demonically intense in Mexico? My understanding is that there was more witchcraft/voodoo practiced in Haiti but never have they had such viciousness as Mexico. What's up in Mexico that differs?
Thank you for any revelations.
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee,...
After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
And they said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee:...and let us make a covenant with thee;
I may expand on this more later...for now it is a quickie.
Satan left me his autograph today, his calling card, so to speak. When I noticed what Satan had done, the Holy Spirit spoke clear in my spirit that that was Satan's autograph. I laughed - I liked the expression. Of course, Satan will leave more. If he did not leave me his autographs, then I would not be anointed. His autographs and calling cards serve as affirmations that we belong to GOD, and according to scripture, evil hates good. Thank GOD that Satan hates us because we are anointed.
We know that the Devil often leaves his autographs in an assortment of places, but spiritually, I mark mine, "Return to Sender." Why would I want to settle for dwelling on autographs from the Devil when I have a blood bought autograph signed by JESUS CHRIST! And his Word states in Psalm 91:1, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
Saturday, August 28, 2010
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
This season of our Lord will, on heightened levels, manifest through His true worshippers, love on unprecedented levels. Love, Love, Love - will gush, pour, overflow, and flourish. Great is the mission of love. It will crush the missions of the oppressors. It will stand against all darkness. It will glow and go and do what nothing else can accomplish. Love at the forefront - love that surrounds - love that immerses - love that talks and love that walks to do "Thus saith the LORD!!!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Song of Solomon 2:4
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
Song of Solomon 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:...
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Yesterday I watched a live streaming Sunday service with the assistant pastor preaching. A large number of people were in attendance from his high school class of 1975. I cannot remember...there was either an upcoming high school reunion for them or one that had recently occurred. Anyway, the pastor had his high school classmates to stand to be acknowledged. There were smiles, applause etc.
Then...he gave the topic and subtopic of his sermon.
The topic: "The Final Reunion - Heaven or Hell"
The subtopic: "What in Hell Do You Want"
He proceeded to give a fire and brimstone message, the likes of which I cannot recall ever hearing. As the camera panned the congregation, initially, some looked stunned, others stiff-necked...
As he went on though, some people nodded in agreement,"Amen-ed," and encouraged the pastor. When he finished, more than a few stood up to show their approval.
In my opinion, it was an effective sermon. He articulated well, asked questions, and gave personal experience accounts, etc. I wondered, though, how his high school classmates felt? Some probably agreed... The bottom line is that the Lord had them there....
I know that you cannot fully comprehend as it is probably one of those, "You had to witness to give an opinion" situations, but will anyone weigh in on this based on what I have expressed here?
I found this from a commenter on a website today (NBC Sports).
This is some of what a waiter had to say about Christians who patronize where he works:
"I'm a waiter at a high end restaurant and the Sunday after church crowd is the grumpiest and worst tipping bunch all week long."
He went on to state that those who golf on Sundays and come in to dine are merry and generous tippers.
Note: I did NOT intend to read the subject comment as I scanned the comment area. As I moved swiftly to the next comment, the Lord clearly told me to go back to read the subject comment.
That is a clear message to us that the Lord is displeased about the lack of love shown by those who are called by His name.
To the Lord:
Lord, I believe that this is a season where Your judgments are going to manifest more against church people who claim You as Lord but do NOT walk in love. You have been longsuffering with this matter. I sense that you are saying, "Enough is enough." You have informed, and warned - the next measure is judgment from You because You require holiness from Christians. Holiness cannot exist without love in demonstration.
Father, please forgive us for not loving as we should in accordance with Your Word. You have told us that without love we are nothing. We need to heed what You command about love because it is unacceptable to You that we do not steadfastly practice love.
Judgment from You is a definite if we fail to heed Your warnings about the vital need to show love steadfastly.
Love needs to be elevated...
And for those of Your people who do habitually demonstrate love, please promote and reward the faithfulness to Your Word.
Thank you, Lord - Amen
Sunday, August 22, 2010
And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.
And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?
Sandra’s comments: Joshua was on his face before the Lord until eventide. Because sin was in the camp, the Lord was NOT receptive to Joshua’s posture. The Lord told him “Get thee up” because it had no effect. In essence, sin separated him from GOD….
Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, …
Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
Sandra’s comments: Sin prevented Israel from having victory. In our present day, habitual sin prevents many Christians from being a threat to the kingdom of darkness. Today I listened to a Christian pastor on the radio discuss when he was in about a week or more of rebellion against the Lord. The Lord had told him to double up on his prayer life and to double up on his Bible reading etc. He had not done so. The pastor stated that Satan came in his bedroom one night and the pastor stated that the sight of Satan caused the hairs on him to stand up. He stated that he rebuked Satan. He said that Satan laughed and told him that he could not rebuke him because the Lord had told him (the pastor) to double up on his prayer life, to double up on his Bible reading etc. Satan informed the pastor that he could NOT rebuke him because he (the pastor) had NOT done what he Lord told him to do. The pastor understood that Satan knew. Eventually, the pastor repented but until he did, he did NOT have authority over Satan. Satan knew it and mocked and laughed at him.
Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel. There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.
Sandra’s comments: It is dangerous to be a Christian and not be fully armored as stated in Ephesians 6. Many Christians are living defeated lives because of lack of knowledge. The Word of God warns us that GOD’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Years ago, more Christians had less resources but more anointing, authority and power to destroy yokes. Holiness was more in place and more of those Christians had more than a Christian label. They were true worshippers and were fully armored and would regularly put the Devil on the run. In our present day, we have more resources such as books, DVD’s, Internet, and Bibles of all sorts - yet many so-called Christians do NOT know the Word and do not do it. The Word is our sword. How can we be dangerous to the Devil if we do not effectively wield the sword of the Spirit? The Devil, our enemy, knows the Word while numerous Christians don’t. The Devil knows it but he does NOT obey it.
Many Christians are afraid of Satan and are subject to him. True worshippers of GOD have the demonic under subjection to the power of GOD that resides within. That is Bible living.
A pastor in Tampa, FL who does deliverance ministry told me that he was a guest speaker at a church when a demon manifested in an attendee. Since the pastor was a guest, he deferred to the pastor there and the church leadership to deal with the matter. They told him to cast out the demon because they had sin in their lives and did not believe that they could do it. I was stunned and asked to make sure that that was what the pastor said. He said that, yes, the pastor there told him that. The Tampa pastor did cast out the demon. GOD gives power and authority over the Devil to holy people. Of course, He is sovereign and may choose to do otherwise but typically that is how it manifests.
It would be powerful if all who are called Christians were a danger to the kingdom of evil but the truth is that that is NOT the reality and will never be in this life.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
May God help us all!
Yesterday I watched from his Video Library Bishop Joseph Walker III teaching a Bible study in July 2010. He made these statements, “Iniquity is sin that has graduated to a lifestyle. Sin is what you do – iniquity is who you become.”
Those statements struck a chord in my spirit. Bishop Walker gave scripture content. Early this a.m., I searched those cited scriptures, and the Lord gave me some additional ones.
Here I offer what I believe. According to scripture, we all sin and come short of the glory of GOD. I believe that if we allow sin to reign and/or to have dominion over us, then it becomes iniquity.
These are some of the scriptures that the Lord provided:
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his, And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2 Peter 2:15, 16, 18
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, …who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
But was rebuked for his iniquity:
…they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Please weigh in on this as I am interested in the comments of others. Thank you.
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you:
There is a man that I know (I’ll call him J) that is backslidden. The Lord promised me a couple of years ago that J would NOT go to the lake of fire. I have prayed in earnest for him. The Lord allowed me to tell J that he was coming to the kingdom. I was surprised when J responded that he knew it. I was like to the Lord, “If he knows it, Lord, why won’t he just come on back?” The Lord reminded me that J was on schedule for GOD’s plan. Further, the Lord told me that He, the Lord, does not operate on my schedule. I began to rest more about the matter.
One day the Lord told me to stop praying for J to come into the kingdom but instead to pray thanks to GOD for bringing him into the kingdom. Call those things that be not as though they were. The Lord emphasized to me that He gave me a promise about J, and that thanksgiving is the appropriate mode to be in about J. Now when I pray for J the prayers are to thank GOD for J’s placement in the kingdom for eternity.
Later I heard a pastor’s wife state that some prayers need to move into the thanksgiving realm. She provided confirmation of what the Lord had informed.
There is a website called www.prodigalsonly.com. A quote on that site says, “Now I’m on that road back home.”
GOD is calling backsliders back home. Those that return will be dangerous on major levels to the kingdom of darkness. They will never backslide again. Please be in prayer for those who have not yet returned but shall - for our Lord has destined and ordained it. It shall come to pass!
Here are some scriptures to encourage:
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
…before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Today I have the "blahs." It is not the first time nor the last time. We all have such "moments." I sought the Lord through prayer, worship and Bible reading. Certainly that helped. Further what helped is that I went on some sites and read what others wrote and expressed about their lives, and experiences. I posted some responses to some postings. Those steps made me feel better. For me, this "blah" place serves to remind me that sometimes when we are "blue," it helps to reach out to others. Helping others helps us.
My dear sister, Marijo, wrote a piece that I found today posted on World Wide Bible Studies. And my dear sister, Julie, posted some pieces on her blog www.graceandglory2.blogspot.com that ministered to me. Gratitude is extended to them both and to all the others that contribute to the betterment of our great planet earth designed so wonderfully by our incomparalbe Creator, GOD.
I am still a little "blah" but know that it is temporary. My fellow members of the body of Christ made me feel better and I hope that I do the same for them. It is so comforting to know that we cannot do this holy journey solo. We need each other and I am glad to know that there are others who keep it real in JESUS name!
Thank you, Lord for these precious people. Amen.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
All hail, the King of glory shall come in - the glory arrives for the holy, the sanctified and the consecrated. The glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
…the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand.
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you:
They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
And I will restore to you the year that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
The Acts 13:2
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,…
And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat,…
2 Corinthians 13:14
…and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Father, I bring before You Your Words because we know that Your Words shall not return unto You void. I speak, Father, Your Words into the atmosphere for evidence to appear in the natural from the supernatural environs. You rule, dear Lord, - please make these things written here come to life in the lives of “whosoever will.” I pray for Your glory to rise upon us and for Your Holy Ghost fire to fall upon us in capacities that will blow minds. Damnation awaits those who persist in rebellion against You, Father – please show us how to minister so that people will be pulled out of the fire. Let us righteously and steadfastly minister to You, Lord, so that You will show us Your glory and that Your glory shall remain upon us and in us. Thank you, Lord – Amen.
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Immediately below is an e-mail that I shared this past Friday with a fellow Christian who was interested in what I expressed below. Please note, in particular, relative to that e-mail what I highlighted in yellow.
After that, please scroll down to read what I observed today on T. D. Jakes' Sunday service that was streamed live.
Here is the e-mail content sent Friday:
Friday, August 13, 2010 9:08 AM
From: "Sandra Hicks" email@example.com
My day usually begins about 4-5 a.m. The Lord wakes me up automatically.... My day typically begins speaking in tongues in the shower, then on to reading the Word of our Lord, and prayer. I enjoy prayer on my knees three times a day ideally (Daniel 6:10) but at least in the a.m. and before I get in bed. I also pray prostrate as I love to remind myself in those postures that GOD is sovereign. I pray sitting and standing, as well....but have a particular fondness for on my knees and prostrate.
A couple of years ago, I read where a pastor stated something to the effect, "If we can eat three natural meals a day, why can't we spend time with our Lord in His Word/prayer at least three times a day?" It made huge sense to me. My aim is to do that - I do not always make three times a day but usually I manage twice.
Morning devotion is typically my lengthiest - afternoon devotion - less - and night less than that time (about one Bible chapter and a short prayer on my knees.)
This is what I observed from T. D. Jakes:
Today T.D Jakes made a statement, “The glory is on the floor.” It was an anointed message.
People in the congregation, men and women, were on the floor at the front of the church. Some were on their knees - while others were prostrate on their faces. At one point, Jakes was prostrate on the floor.
Anointed singers were singing, “The glory is on the floor.” The presence of the Lord was major in flow. Hallelujah.
After I watched Jakes’ service - to the floor I went – and it ministered….!
Tonight the Lord gave me the following scriptures:
This scripture is about what JESUS did:
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, …
…This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
…the glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
…behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord: and I fell upon my face.
…who seeing Jesus fell on his face,…
…and with a loud voice glorified God.
And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
…he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called…and they…came forth.
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The Lord spoke to me this a.m. about posting a piece about what it says in His Word about “daily” relative to worship.
I had forgotten about it until I read an online article today by Karen Gross. Why aren’t more churches open every day for prayer, teaching, and worship? Some probably cannot afford the practice but for sure, many can afford to operate more than a couple of times a week. It is necessary to add that those that are open for more days need to be REVELANT in HOLY operations. Last year, I was pleased to find a church that has daily Bible reading Monday – Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Some people would come before going to work. Usually one of the deacons and about 4-5 others would attend. Each person read a Bible passage and prayed. I attended for about two weeks but became disinclined because two women who regularly attended were not demonstrating love in their conduct. Their failure to reflect love was not an isolated occurrence. It was apparent each morning. The Lord has had me to remain in Christian surroundings where love did NOT flow, but in this instance, He told me to cease to go to that daily Bible reading/prayer. I think about it sometimes. It is the only church that I know of in my area that has such a daily program. Maybe the Lord will allow me to return there again. He recently told me that church people who refuse to love cannot be relevant to what our Lord is doing… Perhaps love is now evident from those two women. People do change. The Lord had to deal deeply with me about my love deficit. There is measurable improvement but I pray often that I will love more in ways that bring Him joy, pleasure and delight.
Our Father is NOT impressed by shallow motions from people who profess to know Him. In His Word, He speaks from Mark 7:6, “…This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” GOD yearns for authentic worship.
That said - there are desires for DAILY church operations that are RELEVANT with HOLY practices a constant. We cannot be unrealistic in beliefs that all in church attendance are going to flow in love and holiness. But there should be reasonable expectations that church leadership demonstrates and promotes holiness. If the heads are spiritually bereft, I believe that it is likelier that sheep may be so inclined. Of course, there are people who are determined to be holy in spite of whoever and whatever. Such are purposed towards GOD, and being kingdom-minded, regardless! Thank GOD for His remnant!
Posted below are some scriptures that I found relative to “daily.”
In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes,…I sat daily with you teaching in the temple,…
I was daily with you in the temple teaching, …
And he taught daily in the temple,…
When I was daily with you in the temple,…
The Acts 2:46
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, …
The Acts 5:42
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
The Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Also, The Acts 17:17; 19:9, and Hebrews 10:11
Please comment on your beliefs relative to this post. Thank you for your indulgence.
Scriptures from the King James Bible
And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle,...
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I read an e-mail this a.m. sent to me from a Christian brother. He asked a question about my blog www.eaglelionflame.blogspot.com. His question was relative to the small number of "Followers, "...how come only 7 and 8 are there?" I thought perhaps others have the same question so I decided to post my response to him here (his name will NOT be used). My reply will be posted on both blogs.
Ref: Question about number of "Followers" on blog, "...how come only 7 and 8 are there?"
The Lord knows and He rules that...
There are people who probably read the blog and do NOT comment.
I have learned that it is better to have a few "Followers" who are faithful than many who are not (remember in our Lord's Word, He talks about having a remnant).
Also, Genesis 18:32
And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
There are Christians who have services in their homes with small groups that are on fire for our Lord. The typical model for house churches, I believe, is no more than 15 members. Also, there have been pastors who started out in their homes with few members and have grown to large and even mega-church sizes. Certainly, some mega churches do great ministry in love for our Lord. Mega-churches are NOT my style. I prefer small more intimate church settings. GOD has a specific place for all of His sheep.
Relative to my blog, when I first created it in March of this year, there was a concern about followers. The Lord ministered to me about that. For real, it is HIS blog. "Whosoever will" will join it. The Lord did tell me to have it open for anyone who desires to view/comment. Some people have blogs that only allow who is invited. www.eaglelionflame.blogspot.com and www.lioneaglesoar.blogspot.com are public because GOD can move on anyone to read it and GOD knows what happens from there.
I am grateful for the bloggers who join with me to celebrate our Lord. We are few in number but we love our Lord. It is a pleasure to fellowship with such people.
Note: I noticed that you signed on as a "Follower," but rarely comment on the blog....
Another note: Others may have the same question that you expressed...so I will post my response on both blogs in case others are curious, as well.
I will remove your name before posting...
Love in His service,
Last notes: (not in my e-mailed response to the brother who asked the question):
Big does NOT necessarily mean better. The major aim is to glorify GOD whatever the numbers.
The only comments that the Lord told me to forbid on the subject blogs are comments that promote businesses, products, and services. Marketing and promoting sales is NOT acceptable on www.eaglelionflame.blogspot.com or www.lioneaglesoar.blogspot.com. The only focus is loving, obeying and trusting GOD in spirit and in truth for He seeks such to worship him.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Scriptures from King James Bible
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire , and the bush was not consumed.
...his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones,...
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
The comments below were e-mailed to me by Susie. They had an impact on me.
I understand what Jesus meant when He said that many will go the path of Hell and few there will be who take the narrow way. When Jesus begins to enlist changes in a Christian, many of them "get off the train" and bail. They don't seem to realize it is their flesh, their lower nature-that struggles to be pampered and tickled. I know when I am too comfortable with the way it is, that's not a good sign. Fighting the flesh is a 24/7 job. One has to be aware of their fleshly tantrums and struggles and recognize what is happening before they can do anything about it. Do you know how many Christians are out there (even in high places of position) that will only allow Jesus to go so far with them, and then they refuse to let Him take the reins, when it gets too close-up and personal? Where the rubber meets the road, that's when we see what a person is really made of. That's where we see how serious they really are about following Jesus. Practically anyone can keep up appearances, but when Jesus comes to confront and clean out the dirty, filthy closets of a person's life, He is often no longer a welcomed guest. Many Christians don't want anyone to mess with their dirty laundry. Not even Jesus.
You have a good day, sister.
Susie sent the piece shown below to me today via
e-mail. She gave her permission to post what she
e-mails me (unless otherwise stated by her). As a former resident in the homeless shelter environment, Susie's account has deep meaning for me. So much is misunderstood about the homeless population. One day I will write a piece about it.
The article about the homeless guy and the credit card was touching. I had a homeless friend on Pacific Coast Highway in California before I moved here in January of 2009. Her name was Melody. I met her about a year before I moved here when me and a friend stopped at a gas station to get some water and a snack. She was a fairly thin black woman and she could'nt have been older than her late thirties. She didn't drink or do drugs, and every time I came to visit her she never asked for anything. I would sit down with her on the sidewalk while she fed the pigeons and she would always ask how I was doing. I had asked her once why she didn't stay in a shelter, and she told me they only let people stay in them for two weeks. They didn't allow homeless people to bring their belongings, and she didn't want to risk losing them so she lived on the sidewalk during the day and slept inside a fenced business at night. What was remarkable about her, was that she treated it as if a friend were visiting her in her home, and she seemed to enjoy the girl time. She would get all excited when I came to see her, and offered me snacks and stuff. But she never asked me for anything. I had to ask her if there was anything she needed or wanted, or if she wanted to use my cell phone to call anyone. She never wanted anything. She didn't talk much about herself or her life, but there was a sadness about her. She had mentioned a son who was a young adult, but when I showed interest in hearing about him, she just got quiet and looked sad. She did show me an old picture of him. She mostly wanted to hear about me and what was going on in my life, and she would laugh real hard when I would tell her about my daily faux pas and mistakes. I noticed while I'd visit her, that a constant stream of random people would run up to her and give her sodas and snacks, and one time a worker at the restaraunt across the street on the beach ran across and hand her a complete meal. She told me they did it everyday. People were constantly looking out for her. I asked her if the police ever gave her trouble, and she said yes, that she had to move when they asked her to. I once put my hand on her and prayed for her, asking God to make her invisible to the police, and she started laughing when I prayed that. She was really amused by me. She had a Bible that she read and she would let me pray with her. But you know, Sandra, it was weird... her concern was always for me, and she was always giving me advice and tips and encouragement as if I was the needier one. I told her one day- I was going to have surgery, that I never had surgery before, and she spent quite some time trying to alleviate my anxieties about it. When I told her I would be moving to Kansas soon, she asked me to come and say goobye to her before I left. I never was able to. And I miss her. When I get a chance to go to California and visit, I want to go see her. Melody was not a typical homeless person. She was always giving and never asking. People took care of her, and everyone seemed to love her. Even patrons of the gas station took time to come and say hello to her while their gas tanks were filling. She never wanted to talk about her own life or her problems. Anyhow... I just really miss her and feel bad that I didn't get to come to the beach and say good bye to her. I just thought I'd mention her since you sent me that article about a woman giving her credit card to a homeless guy. I always tell friends to stop by and visit her for me.
I wrote the piece below in 2009 and revised it on June 23, 2010. Please note what has been highlighted which deals with military veterans etc.
Ecclesiastes 9:15 – Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city;…
The Lord has revealed:
Some of the materially poor of this world are going to be used by GOD in ways that will astound those who have more in the material realm. Luke 12:21 states, “So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
The Lord shall use the wisdom of the poor who are rich in faith to minister to the worldly rich.
…Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
I Corinthians 1:26-28
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
Also, James 2 provides more information on what GOD expects relative to the poor.
Some of the worst of the worst and the lowest of the low are GOD’s chosen vessels of honor. GOD will save, sanctify and empower them on levels, to date, that are unprecedented! Our Father will use such to love, serve, and obey Him. They will pray and marvelous spiritual actions will manifest. Largely, society has dismissed and “forgotten” such people. But GOD has not dismissed or forgotten them. He is going to mightily exalt some people of the poor ilk. Not only will GOD exalt them but He will uplift them and launch them into dimensions of glory that will leave the unbelievers stunned and deeply affected by the power of GOD that will be so obviously present. GOD will reside in some such people to the extent that they will be continually in tune with the move of GOD and He will favor and reward their fervency on His holy behalf. Deliverance from material poverty will be the result for some.
Those chosen of the poor will be aglow with godliness, and overflowing in the fruits of GOD’s Spirit. They will prostrate themselves before our holy GOD – seeking Him early and in earnest. GOD will be desired more than natural food – they will crave the food of the Word of GOD – they will hunger for more and more of GOD, His presence, and His Word. They will cleave to being doers of holy precepts.
The days of GOD’s chosen poor being dismissed shall end. Those chosen will become irresistible because of the high level of spiritual impartation deposited in them by the Divine Most High Himself. Luke 21:15 states, “I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” JESUS is irresistible to those who love Him, and to those who hate Him. The chief rulers could not resist crucifying Him because they could not bear JESUS or His truth. The impact of holiness is undeniable. The force of GOD’s power will cause people to choose. Who is on the Lord’s side?! There will be those who witness GOD’s power and make a choice to reject what has been revealed. Woe to them!
There are people today who live in homeless shelters who are warriors for GOD. Many of them do not know it - yet. Paul, the apostle, did not know that he was a chosen vessel until his date with JESUS described in the book of The Acts.
Many have underestimated the poor. There are Vietnam and other veterans of wars who live on the streets and in homeless shelters. They are under the influence of the demonic. GOD will deliver some of them, and they will come to know who they are – most importantly, they will come to know WHOSE they are – people of the Most High. They will use, before they dropped out of life, what they learned in military capacities. They have not forgotten that training. GOD will save, sanctify, and fill them with His Spirit. GOD will use their training in useful ways for kingdom of GOD purposes.
I lived in a homeless shelter and met several people whom GOD revealed to me are chosen unto Him. I met one homeless former military man, John, whose father was a preacher. John is a chosen vessel of GOD. I told him that, and gave him some truth from GOD’s Word. He received the message as truth.
When GOD is ready, He will launch, and exalt more such people to partake of the deep things of GOD as revealed by His Spirit.
…with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy,…
…and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
This is a repeat post of a prophetic word that I wrote on New Years Day 2010. Relative to prophetic messages from ANYONE: Please try the spirits, and seek the Lord as He is the only one without error. This was posted on my blog www.eaglelionflame.blogspot.com on March 5, 2010. It was sent via e-mail on New Years Day 2010.
NEW YEARS DAYS 2010 - PROPHETIC WORDS AND SCRIPTURES FOR THIS OUR LORD'S YEAR 2010 AND BEYOND:
In the name of Jesus strongholds will be pulled down, traditions will be exposed as contraary to sound doctrine, enemies of the gospel will be astonished at the power of the MOST HIGH GOD demonstrated by his purged vessels of honor, - knees will tremble, hearts will melt, fear will sieze the enemies of the Word of Almighty God, and our Lord will topple empires...
Our God bows to no one. At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow...
Watch, pray and obey and witness the awesome moves of God in unprecedented ways.
A new "day" has dawned and it is unlike any other in the placement of history. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
Murderers will confess, witnesses will provide answers to cold case crimes, enemies of the gospel of the kingdom of God will drop cold dead with no natural explanations, doctors will be perplexed for much that they will not be able to figure...
A furious army of dedicated holy soldiers is advancing to take the kingdom and to possess the kingdom land...2 Kings 9:20, "And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously." Also, please review Daniel 7.
Corruption will be exposed on new levels. That which is done in "secret" shall be revealed...Amos 3:7, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." A leading political figure will experience horrific judgment.
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
..and a poor man is better than a liar.
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city;
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
The Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
The Acts 19:20
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
The Acts 4:13
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus.
Divine our Father God, thy Word is indeed truth and it abides forever - it is spirit and it is life. You are the great I AM and we know it, Lord. We know it because You taught us and now it is us - in us - with us - and coming out of us in spiritual potency with Your exclusive anointing. We so do appreciate being Your friends who You allow to walk with You humbly. Thank you, blessed Lord. We ask for Your love to sustain us, Your wisdom to guide us, Your strength to empower us, Your mercy to help us, Your grace to be sufficient - Your Word to pump in our hearts immensely to the core of our being. We need You, Lord, and cannot do without You.
Equip us, please precious Father, to be completely in love with You - Your Word, Your precepts and Your will. It is my earnest cry that we consistently be doers of Your Word and not hearers only. Teach us to love for without love we are nothing. Let us overflow in the fruits of Your Spirit, show us how to rightly divide Your Word and to execute the gifts of Your Spirit in godly and righteous ways being mindful to give You all the glory for what You allow us to exercise.
Let us, O God, think Your truth - speak Your truth, and live it to the utmost of our God-given abilities. Let us not bow to Baal, compromise Your truth nor fear or serve other gods. There is no god before You - no god like You - no god with You - none but You - we know not any because there is none else. Father, please show Yourself strong within us and allow Your anointing to pour forth from us in ways that will impact to bring change, pull down strongholds, destroy yokes, and to pull people out of the fire (Jude 23) - all this I pray in accordance with Your Word that lives and abides forever. Thank you, Lord - Amen.
This is a repeat post that was originally posted on another one of my blogs. The original post date was May 19, 2010.
THIS TESTIMONY CONTENT IS RELATIVE TO A BLOG THAT I POSTED LAST WEEK. CONFIRMATION, ON A PORTION OF IT (Reference what is typed in red below), CAME FROM THE LORD JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE POSTED BLOG COMMENTS.
For full message, please reference my blog posting on http://www.eaglelionflame.blogspot.com/ titled,
"RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTION IS IN MOTION - SATURDAY MAY 15, 2010. Here is a portion of what I stated there:
"Righteous revolution is in motion now and is advancing even as we write. True worshippers will be so heavily anointed that the power of GOD on us will have abusers to repent with godly sorrow, perverted to cry out for cleansing, drunk and drug addicted to become sober, diseased to be cured, sick to be healed, proud to tremble and weep, crooked to become straight, lame to walk, deaf to hear, blind to see, and paralyzed to rise and be healed in the name of JESUS!!!"
"It is decreed here on the record and it SHALL COME TO PASS BECAUSE THE WORDS OF GOD NEVER RETURN VOID AND GOD BOWS TO NOTHING, AND NO ONE. ALL WILL BOW TO HIM SOONER OR LATER OR WHEN IT IS TOO LATE. BUT BOW WE WILL!!!"
THE NEXT DAY SUNDAY MAY 16, 2010, at a Bible study, I told a Christian (here I will call her Mrs. F) about what I had posted on my blog about the anointing of GOD causing the drunk to become sober...to my pleasant surprise, she interrupted me and stated, "THAT HAPPENED TO MY FATHER." My eyes widened...she went on to share the testimony....!
She shared that years ago her father was an alcoholic. One day a pastor came to their home and Mrs. F's father was drunk and cursing, etc. Her mother was humiliated and attempted to calm him down. The pastor told the mother to let the father go on with his cursing etc...
Mrs. F stated that she does not remember what the pastor spoke to her father but whatever it was, his holy anointed words caused her father to become instantly sober - tears rolled down his face, and he accepted the Lord right there on the spot. Presently, he continues to serve the Lord.
Wow! I did not expect the Lord to provide confirmation of my blogged words so soon!...