Dissolved Then Absorbed

On Thursday morning, while doing my prayer time and bible reading, I was praying through Psalm 108 and as I reflected on the majesty and glory of God I was invited into a encounter like I had never experienced before. I saw myself dissolving into dust particles on a molecular level, so no flesh was left, no bones were there, I literally was dissolving is the only way I can describe it. Then as I was dissolving, I saw that I was being absorbed into a Being, that I knew was Yahweh, the God of heaven and earth. The dissolving of me was being absorbed into Him. As I watched this take place, John 17 came to my mind, in which Jesus prays, Father, the glory which You gave me I have given them that they may be one just as we are one.

Once I was physically gone, what was left on the ground, which I knew was what was inside of me, was a vertical black safe, it was probably 5 ft tall and 3 ft wide. There was both a combination lock and a wheel on the door of this safe. As I looked at the safe/vault looking structure, I asked the Lord, what is that? I got no response, I lingered with Him in this encounter, but stillness, silence, nothing more to see, nothing more to hear. When the encounter finished I wrote it down in my journal and continued to ponder it throughout the day.

On Thursday night, Glory of Zion was beginning their Passover weekend of services, so I tuned in online at 7pm, the guest speaker for the night was Jane Hamon, a prophetess, and she said, in 2012, the Lord gave her a prophetic vision about a safe/vault and now 7 years later, we have come full circle and God is unlocking this safe/vault. She even described it and it was the same safe/vault in my vision. My mouth was on the floor as I felt the Lord wink at me. This is what I saw and the Lord was saying, it is being unlocked so access to the treasures within can be released.

What I have learned since Thursday, after talking to some friends about this experience and spending some more time in the word, listening for more about this encounter, the Lord showed me is, just as Isaiah cried in chapter 6, woe is me, I am undone (dissolved), when He saw the Lord, that as we see the Lord, we are going to recognize our smallness and hear the invitation into His majesty, but to do so, we must become one with Him.  In John 11:44, where Lazarus has come out of the grave, and Jesus says, “Loose him and let him go!” this word loose in the Greek means to dissolve. I was stunned, the Lord is releasing us from the limitations and restrictions that have bound us. We are dissolving into Oneness with Him and this is unlocking treasures untold. My friends, we are living in a new era, as Dutch Sheets has said so many times. God is teaching us, that the more we understand His nature, the easier it is for us to let go of self and become One with Him.

There is no God is my co-pilot, nor are we in partnership with Him. The Lord has been and always will be after oneness with us. To become one, we have be dissolved, so we can be absorbed.

Harmonizing with HIM

Do you know what it means to harmonize? Have you ever sung in a choir? Or done a duet? Whether your musical or not, the need to learn to harmonize is a basic social skill that most of us do, knowingly or unknowingly. Harmonizing is the ability to blend your sound with the sound of others in order to create a new sound that has a pleasing effect. People who are good listeners are good at harmonizing, for they know how to blend their thoughts with the thoughts of the one that is speaking, so the two thoughts intertwine or complement each other. “The term harmony derives from the Greek ἁρμονία harmonia, meaning “joint, agreement, concord”, from the verb ἁρμόζω harmozō, “(Ι) fit together, join”. To harmonize, means you have to be a listener and a learner, so you can join the sound that is being released.

Jesus was a master at harmonizing with His Father. While in a discussion with the religious leaders of His day, Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.  For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.” Jesus understood the sound the Father was releasing from heaven and He harmonized with that sound from the earth.

Now let’s look at harmonizing between heaven and earth with this verse, which has been quoted so many times. “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:18-20). Can you hear it? Can you hear how heaven is harmonizing with earth and how we are called to harmonize with each other? Our Father, which art in heaven loves to release sounds for us to harmonize with Him on. He is in heaven, we are on earth and yet if we will harmonize with Him, we can create one sound that is pleasant to hear.

God is a speaking Spirit. He loves to talk. He loves to release sounds from His throne. As we take more time to listen to the sound He is releasing, we will find that unity in the body of Christ is not as difficult as we thought, but we must harmonize with Him. Division comes from us wanting to take the lead, rather than us joining the sound He is releasing. When we harmonize with Him, we will release a sound that will not only cause people to resonate with the sound, but all of creation will recognize the sound. Will you become one who learns how to listen, so you can join the choir and begin to harmonize with Him? He is the sound we are harmonizing with. He is the one who is our leader, we are the ones called to be the listeners. When we do this, we will find that we are harmonizing with Him.

 

Spiritual X-Ray

When we go to the doctor for a yearly checkup, many times they will take an x-ray. What the x-ray shows is things that the doctor cannot see by just looking at the person. The point of an x-ray is to see realities that are invisible to the naked eye. When the Lord was looking for a new king of Israel, He said to the prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I think it is safe to say, Yahweh has x-ray vision, for He see’s things that man cannot see.

While in prayer this morning, the Lord showed me the x-ray results of my internal life. I was pleasantly surprised by what He revealed to me, so I asked Him, why my external life (finances, family, ministry, etc.) does not reflect well what is going on inside of me internally? (His answer is what prompted this blog). He said, “I have been doing an internal work in my leaders, so that no matter what is happening around them externally, they will not be moved internally.”

A portion of the body of Christ has been under internal construction. This was an invitation they said yes to! The battles have been fierce, the questions have been many, the external situations have been limited in their success, but the internal work has been significant. For those who have been under internal construction, the Lord is going to do a spiritual x-ray on you, so you can see the strength, the beauty and the authority He has built in you. To those, who have been building their external life financially, physically, promotionally, the Lord is going to reveal to you, what you look on the inside as well. Not to shame you, but to invite you into some internal construction.

The Lord is going to do a spiritual x-ray on His people, for some are internally sick, anemic and malnourished. Not because they don’t go to church, but because they have not valued the word of God, prayer and obedience. Reading the Bible, prayer and obedience are the three main ingredients needed to become inside strong. If you add, fasting, worship, praise (both alone and corporately) and communion, you will grow exponentially. We cannot grow inside strong, if we do not get the Word of God inside of us, prayer and praise coming out of us, and obedience operating through us.

The x-ray is just to reveal the truth about what is going on inside of us, because what people see on the outside is very rarely what is going on in the inside. Look at people who are rich or famous, but are a mess on the inside; look at physically healthy-looking people, who are financially bankrupt or emotionally unstable. You don’t have to look far to see that people are not inside strong, are not at peace internally, and are not living fearlessly. If we as the church are going to help the harvest, we must be inside strong. This is why God is doing a spiritual x-ray, because He wants us to be inside strong.

Now listen to Matthew 7:21-27 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and, in your name, perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

The x-ray results will show you what God sees, but remember, it is not to shame you, for He loves you, it is to help you know the truth that will set you free to become inside strong.

You Are Words

Who are you? No really, who are you? The enemy has sought to distort who people are and his narrative is seeking to pick up steam. People are not sure their gender; their sexual orientation; their color; and the list goes on. Whoever would have thought this would have even come into our mainstream discussions? These narratives have been in heart of the enemy for millennia, he just waited until the opportune time to release them into the narrative, but God has a narrative that is greater, stronger, more powerful than any deceptive narrative the enemy is seeking to propagate. You see, the enemy has three goals, to steal, to kill and destroy (John 10:10), he does this by getting us to buy into his deceptive narrative, so he can control us, but God through Jesus has come to set the captives free from this demonic narrative. This is not some reactionary plan the Lord had to devise when the enemy released this narrative. Rather it is an ancient truth that was spoken long before even Jesus walked the earth.

King David said in Psalm 139:13-18 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you” (The Voice).

Did you hear what David said? David knows in his knower that God made him. Do you realize, you know God made you, that is why the enemy is trying to change the narrative about who you are as a man or as a woman? Did you hear David when he said that all the days of our life are written in a book before one of them came to be? You are words! You are a scroll! You are designed specifically for this time in history! Is it any wonder, the enemy is trying to distort your identity, for in doing so he thinks he can alter your destiny. But God, knew this was the enemies plan, so when He made you, He wrote your in a scroll, and He made a decree about you, that maybe you never considered before. Listen to what God says…

Isaiah 55:8-12 “My intentions are not always yours, and I do not go about things as you do. My thoughts and My ways are above and beyond you, just as heaven is far from your reach here on earth. For as rain and snow can’t go back once they’ve fallen, but soak into the ground and nourish the plants that grow, providing seed to the farmer and bread for the hungry, so it is when I declare something. My word will go out and not return to Me empty, but it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I determined. For you will go out in joy, be led home in peace. And as you go the land itself will break out in cheers; the mountains and the hills will erupt in song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands” (The Voice).

You are words, you are a scroll and you are not going to return to God void, you are going to accomplish what He sent you here to do. All you have to do is agree with the scroll that is written about you. All you have to do is submit to the One who made you. All you have to do is be who you were created to be. But how do you learn this information about yourself, you must read your Bible, you must pray, you must worship, you must spend time with God. He made you words and if you trust Him, you will not return to Him void. And if that is not enough, look at what is awaiting your becoming who you were made to be…

Romans 8:19 “For all of creation is waiting, yearning for the time when the children of God will be revealed” (The Voice).

You are words and all of creation is waiting on you, let’s stop resisting and start receiving the truth that will set us free!

Multiple Births

The kingdom of God is filled with mysteries, some God unlocks for us, others He conceals for us. It is like living in a land of a never-ending treasure hunt and with every new discovery, it opens up another aspect of His nature, that delights the soul of man. As I was in prayer this morning, the Lord showed me three births, one that has taken place, one that is about to take place and one that will take place at a later time. I am thinking there may be more than three, which is why I titled this blog multiple births, but I saw three and I wanted to share them with you. If you see others, please share them with me.
 
The Hebrew year 5779, which is the Gregorian year 2019 is the year we are in right now. This year in Hebrew is connected to the letter Tet, which is also the number 9 and has the symbol or picture of the womb. Being the year of Tet, 9 or the womb, God is speaking about births, that alone is a mystery, how our God speaks in time, when He lives outside of time. Nonetheless, as He revealed to me these three births, I knew there was a mystery in them, that is about to be revealed to us, as the body of Christ moves into the second birth.
The first birth, I saw was the birth of Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God, who is also called the Son of Man. This birth along with the other two, I am going to tell you about, were all in the heart of God before the foundation of the earth. The birth of Jesus as God in the flesh is found in Luke 2 and John 1. Luke 2:6-7 says, “While they (Mary and Joseph) were there (Bethlehem), the days were completed for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” In John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” The first birth the Lord showed me was the birth of the Son of Man, who was God in the flesh.
 
The second birth, which is about to happen, but has not happened as of yet, is the birthing of the sons of God. Romans 8:14 says, “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” Romans 8:19 says, “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.” I believe we are living in the era of the manifestation of the sons of God. This manifestation will come with a culmination of the ages up to this point. It will bring all the revivals of the past together into one manifestation of God’s glory on earth as it is in heaven. We will see a manifestation of spirit, truth, signs, wonders, miracles and prosperity all at the same time, manifesting through those who have been trained, prepared and are about to manifest as the sons of God on earth. We are on the verge of the greatest outpouring we have ever seen or heard of.
 
I believe the second birthing is for the sake of the third birth that will take place sometime in the future. Just as the first birth of the Son of Man, God in the flesh was necessary before the manifestation of the sons of God, the second birth, so the third birth cannot happen until the second birth takes place. The third birth, as I saw it is the birthing of the Bride of Christ, a bride prepared to meet her bridegroom. In scripture the bride of Christ is viewed as the ekklesia, the church, as stated in Ephesians 5, she is not just any woman, she is a prepared woman. Ephesians 5:25-27, “…Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.”
 
With the birthing of the Son of Man, who is God, that gave way for our day in which we will see the birthing of the manifestation of the sons of God, who will prepare the church, the bride of Christ, for the birthing of the Bridegroom, the Son of God, Jesus the Christ, and His return to earth for a prepared bride, a prepared church, a prepared people. These are the three births I saw in prayer this morning, there may be more, but all I know is that we are about to see the birth of the manifestation so the sons of God and they will prepare the bride to meet her bridegroom. What a glorious day in which we live. 5779/2019 the year of the womb!

Access Key To Deliverance

Have you ever found yourself in a situation that is beyond your human ability to get yourself out of? Have you ever felt like you were surrounded on every side by enemies within and enemies without? Well, you are not alone, King David felt the exact same way, while his was physical imminent danger, for you it may be physical or maybe it’s financial, emotional or even spiritual. Nonetheless, many people have and do feel trapped in a situation that they do not know how to get themselves out of. The challenge is many people, tend to seek their own solutions to these problems. Some turn to alcohol, sex, drugs (pharmaceutical or recreational), anger, food, or some other pain reliever. But they soon find out, it may relieve the pain temporarily, but it does not deliver them from the situation they find themselves in.
 
In Psalm 22, King David found himself in a situation and he said in verses one and two, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest” (NIV). One of the greatest treasures I have discovered this year is how we are not the first person to go through something. The Lord has invited me to pray a Psalm a day and as I prayed through this Psalm, I recognized, King David experienced the same feelings, thoughts, issues, that many are facing right now and he like so many of us, was not afraid to share his struggle with God in prayer and on paper, so we can hear we are not alone.
 
The Lord has shown me, that we are an afflicted generation, but that He is going to turn our mourning into dancing. We are not going to stay afflicted, we are going to be delivered. But like King David, it is not enough to just identify a problem, that is the obvious part, but what is usually hidden from our sight is the solution to the problem. Some people never ask for help, others try to figure it out themselves, still others seek answers from counselors, pastors, friends, books, etc. but thanks be to God through David, the answer is right here in Psalm 22. King David did not just share his struggle, he shared the solution he discovered in remembering history.
 
Psalm 22:3-6 gives us the solution, “Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises. In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame” (NIV). David looked back on the history of his forefathers, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Gideon, Joshua, Moses, Deborah, Jael, Sarah and he discovered the access key to deliverance is trust. He said, they were delivered because they trusted in the Lord. No wonder Solomon said in Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Trusting God is the access key to deliverance.
 
Trust, however, is a big word, to trust means you have to know the character, the voice and the nature of the one you are trusting. Trust means, you do what He says, when you hear, what He wants you to do. Trust is a verb, it is not something you only say with your mouth it is something you do when He gives you instructions. I remember when I was $25,000 in debt with no house, no spouse, no nothing to show for it and God showed me how to be delivered. He said, give me 15% of your income. I was trying to get out of debt, so why give more money, is that not counter-productive? Yes in many logical ways it is, but I trusted the Lord and I was out of debt in 2 years. Trust is an action word and trust is the access key to deliverance.

Sticky Righteousness

The Midwest got hit with what the weather reporters have called a snow apocalypse. We have experienced here in Missouri a rain/snow mixture for 24 straight hours, and it’s still snowing. Being from Minnesota, I find the snow something of great beauty and joy, specifically, I love shoveling snow. Therefore, at 5am this morning, I was out in my backyard shoveling the snow off of my patio where I pray every morning. Once I finished shoveling, I began to pray and the Lord spoke to me through the 7 or more inches of sticky snow that we received.

The first thing the Lord spoke to me is, righteousness is going to stick to people who repent and turn from their sins. Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” As I looked at the snow, it was a pure white. It spoke of purity, that only forgiveness of sins can give us. It spoke of newness and it reminded me of what King David said in Psalm 51 as he prayed, “Create in me a clean heart and a renew a right spirit within me.” The snow spoke of the cleansing God is releasing to all who repent.

The next thing the Lord showed me is that it was a rain/snow combination. The rain in scripture speaks of God’s blessing, just as the snow speaks of forgiveness of sins. The rain and snow are going to fall together and it created a sticky snow or as the Lord said to me a sticky righteousness. God is going to release forgiveness for those who have been living in sin, rebellion and disobedience and He is going to release rain or blessings on those have been living in obedience. Both the blessings for obedience and the forgiveness for disobedience are going to stick, it is going to produce sticky righteousness.

The third thing I saw in this sticky righteousness is that it will cause everyone to bow before the Lord. As I looked at the trees in the yard, they were all bowing from the weight of the sticky snow on their branches. The Lord showed me that His glory is weighty and it is going to stick and it will cause us to bow before Him. Those who repent will bow and those who are blessed will bow, for what this rain/snow mix will cause everyone to bow before the Lord, whether disobedient being forgiven or obedient being rewarded.

Finally, the Lord showed me that sticky snow, like sticky righteousness is going to release a joy that is fun for all people. I was having so much fun shoveling the snow, then I looked out in my front yard and there was a kid on riding his bike down the street and he fell off his bike in the snow and just laid there, it was as though I could hear him giggling, he was having snow much fun. Then of course as the sun rises, I will be bringing my son outside to build a snowman, for it is sticky snow, so a snowball fight and snow angels will happen as well. This sticky snow is very fun and sticky righteousness is going to be a lot of fun for all of us as well.

Get ready for some sticky righteousness to land on you. I was enjoying what God was saying about this so much, but in true God fashion, He topped it off with a confirming word from Isaiah 55:10-13, only God!

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.  “For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, and it will be a memorial to the Lord, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”

Breaking Cycles

It is the beginning of a New Year, people are prophesying what the year is all about, sharing what they are seeing, speaking what they believe God is saying. Many voices, but one message. This is a year of Breakthrough. But as Bill Johnson said, this year of Breakthrough will come as we pray. Prayer is going to be the key to this year of Breakthrough. Jeremiah Johnson said the same thing, he said at Morning Star Ministries, this is the year of the Watchmen and we must watch and pray. Dutch Sheets at Glory of Zion said, this is the year of prayer decrees. Finally, Lana Vawser said, it is a year of increased strategy, which can only come from being with the Lord in prayer and hearing His voice. These are just a few of the many people who are releasing words about this year, all of which are connected to breakthrough and prayer.

Are you ready to break free? Do you need a breakthrough? Well, if you do, you are like so many others that do, the cry for breakthrough is coming from all directions, as people are finding themselves unable to breakout, but Yahweh Perazim, the God of the breakthrough, is about to come through for you. What cycle does the Lord want to break in your life in order for you to breakthrough? Many people have many prayer requests they can share, many troubles they can tout, but God is a root revealer, for He knows if He can reveal the root and deal with that, the fruit will follow. So, lets take a look at a root, I believe is a cycle, that the Lord is going to breakthrough for you.

In Psalm 4:1 it says, “Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” David was seeking relief from distress. This was not the first time he needed relief from distress, nor would it be the last time. David was in the distress, relief cycle for quite some time. Whether he needed relief from the distress of his brother’s attitudes toward him or from Saul who was pursuing him with a spear and we should not forget the distress he went through as he fought the lion and the bear in the wilderness. David knew, the distress, relief cycle for he experienced it for much if not for all of his life up to this point. But Yahweh Perazim, the owner of the breakthrough was about to break this cycle off of David and he was about to experience victory after victory as he reigned as king of a united Israel.

But, that’s David, what about you, can you see how you are in a distress, relief cycle? Can you see how you get distressed because of your job, your money, your relationships, your health or whatever is distressing you? Can you see how you tolerate the distress as long as possible, then you cry out to God for relief? This is the distress, relief cycle and I believe it is a root issue in many people’s lives. I know I have lived it and I am here to decree to you today, that God is breaking us out of the distress, relief cycle. He is going to break us out of this cycle, because He is Yahweh Perazim, the owner, the master of the breakthrough. He is going to break us out of this cycle, so we can advance the kingdom of God on earth in victory after victory. We will still face enemies, we will still have battles, but when this cycle is broken, we are going to move from glory to glory or victory to victory.

Remember, we are called more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. That means, that Christ broke the distress, relief cycle when He conquered sin, hell and the grave, so it is time, for us as the Church to breakout of the distress, relief cycle and embrace the risen King, Jesus Christ. Victory after victory will come from laying hold of the resurrected Messiah, the Ascended One, the Lord of Heaven and Earth. For too long, we have lingered at the cross as sinners saved by grace, it is time we arise and shine as ones who have a resurrected King. Yahweh Perazim is going to break you out of the distress, relief cycle, so you can walk by faith in the resurrected Son of God. You are breaking through, I decree it today!

Accusations Are Flying, Beware!

Isaiah 6:1-7 “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Only when you enter into a place that is undefiled, that is pure, in which the air is clean, can you understand the power of an accusation lodged against another member of the body of Christ. Whether that person has a function like that of an apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher or evangelist or whether they are a mother, father, brother, or sister in the family of God. Accusations are unclean spirits that operate through pain that is unhealed in the lives of members of the body of Christ. This unhealed pain, produces a sound of accusation against another believer, because pain has to blame someone for the wound inflicted on them.

There have been many accusations flying around the body of Christ, whether on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snap Chat or in homes, coffee shops, and phones around this globe. No matter how the words are traveling, they are destructive in nature and unacceptable to God. Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. The Bible says, God considers a person who stirs up conflict in the community an abomination. That community is not one local church, or one city, state or nation, that is the body of Christ. We are walking on very thin ice, when we speak accusations about another member of the body of Christ.

The enemy would love for us to self-destruct as the body of Christ, but Jesus, the head of this body, gives us two commands, Love the Lord Your God and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. If you do not have access to the person of whom negative press is being given about, then it is best to shut it down upon arrival, for the war we are in has been long and many in the body are battle weary. They don’t need attacks from within, when they are dealing with so many attacks from without. It’s time we stand together, even when we don’t agree, we are called to stand and keep on standing together to advance the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. We are on the verge of something significant, so hold your tongue, guard your eyes and your ears against any accusations and let’s pray for the manifestation of the glory of God on earth. We need a breakthrough.

 

You Have Authority

As a believer in Jesus Christ, the son of the Living God, you have Christ living in you, He is the hope of glory (Colosians 1:27). In addition, you have the same breath of God coming out of you that the first and second Adam did (Genesis 2:7/2 Timothy 3:16), therefore, you have authority when you speak. Your words have the ability to support or suppress what is said in the earth realm. Now we all have different measures of authority, based on our training, for the bible says in Hebrews 5:13-14 “Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil (NIV). All that to say, you have authority!

Now, as people who have authority in the earth realm, I believe we need to source things before we support things. There are a lot of “bandwagons” here now and coming down the road and if we do not source them, we will support them not knowing the source of them. Does that make sense? When I say source it, I mean we need to “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God” (James 1:19-20, KJV). The enemy is patient in his deception, but he is also a snake, so he slithers in through “good” causes, to get us believers, who have authority, to support what he is sourcing, so it stays on earth. For he knows better than we do, that we have veto power, for Jesus said, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:6-7, NKJV).

Now with that said, I believe we are seeing the church be divided by bandwagon issues who when you source it is drinking from the river of death, not the river of life. Many are not able to see it, because the early fruit of these bandwagons look like they are for justice, equality, acceptance, tolerance, and many other “worthy” causes, however, Paul tells us in Galatians 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (NIV). Source it before you support it, for you have been given authority. If you don’t know the source of it, just be patient, hold your tongue, don’t support it or suppress it, just wait for its final not first fruit to manifest.

The early fruit will always look good, sound good, smell good and for some taste good, but the Bible says so does wine (false teachings, bandwagons) “Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it swirls around smoothly; At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart will utter perverse things” (NKJV). Early fruit will give you feel good experiences, it will make your “flesh” feel good, your emotions will enjoy it, but when it matures, it will harm you if it is sourced in the river of death not life. Remember, you have authority, so if you find the source is demonic, you can shut it down in prayer with your words, if it is sourced in the Truth, then support it. Just remember you have authority and if you want to increase in authority, you have train your senses to discern good from evil (Hebrews 5:13-14).

I find the times we are living in to the be the greatest days to be alive. The kingdom of God is raising up a standard of righteousness that is going to cause cities to rejoice (Proverbs 29:2), but I am not unaware of the deception of the enemy that is still seeking to steal, kill and destroy through false information (John 10:10). So, lift up your heads and smile, for our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121), He has heard our cry for help and He is answering in ways we did not see coming, but that is because His ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). You have authority, what an honor to speak life for the kingdom of God is advancing!