Return to the Lord

It’s time to get right with God

**Joel 2:15-16
V.15 Blow a trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly.
V.16 gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the
Children and the nursing infants. Let the Bridegroom come out of His room and the Bride out of her Bridal Chamber. **

Most people in the Body of Christ have forgotten what it means to repent; go get right with God. Most people think that once you’re saved, you’re ALWAYS saved…but that is not the case. When you get born again you are TRANSFORMED into A NEW man/woman IN CHRIST.

This means that you put AWAY the things you used to do and the OLD way you used to live  by completely surrendering your way to HIS WAY; that means that you are setting your heart and mind to completely following JESUS.

**The Lord told me that the church is compromising with the world; He said, “Tell my people to repent and get right with Me” He said, “I Am a God of Grace and Love BUT I AM also a God of justice and I AM THE JUDGE; how will they KNOW Who I am if My people look just like them?” “He said I Am gathering My army together; it’s time for the RANKS TO FALL IN LINE.” **

I know as I’m writing this, that it’s controversial…Well, so was Jesus! He loves you SO much; that’s why He gave His life for you, but He said in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is A NEW CREATION; the old things PASSED AWAY; behold, NEW THINGS have come.

When you get born again, you should desire to represent Him well. That means, by the way you live your life. I believe that there is a FRESH MOVE OF GOD and that is coming to the Church, in fact it’s already begun. I know that you want to be a part of the Army of God to usher in this FRESH MOVE, right? Seek Him, Worship Him, and read His Word every day. His return is very close.

Run after God; asking Him, “Father, is there ANYTHING IN MY LIFE that displeases You; Please, help me change for Your Glory; that I may bring You Glory by the way I live and treat others.”

He’s looking for those whos heart are pure before Him. Are you one? Are you living for yourself or Jesus?

 

 

 

Baptism’s made simple

There is such controversy over salvation and the Holy Spirit and the role He plays.

Is the baptism of John from man or God? Luke 20:4

Is the baptism of the Holy Spirit From man or God? Acts 2:1-4

Lets look at the Word.

Mark 1:4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  (for salvation)

Many believe that when you get saved you receive the Holy Spirit, and that is the ONLY baptism of the Holy Spirit. BUT, If that was the only baptism then why did Jesus tell His disciples to wait for the promise from the Father?

Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem UNTIL they RECEIVED what the Father had promised which is POWER from ON HIGH.

In the upper room tongues of fire appeared on the heads of those waiting for the promise of the Father; not a fire that burns on the outside to hurt, but One that burns on the inside to HEAL. They began to speak in other tongues (a language that wasn’t their native tongue).

Some denominations believe that speaking in other tongues has past away OR is of the devil. This is because of ignorance. Jesus would never give someone the GIFT of the Holy Spirit if it were of the devil; since they are in opposition to one another.

I KNOW for a fact the devil has counterfeit tongues, because I’ve encountered this. While I was praying with a woman who I went to church with one day,  I had a yucky feeling (a check) in my spirit as soon as she started praying in a language I couldn’t understand.

A few years later I saw her again after not seeing her for years. She told me that she had received a new prayer language and that she was told by the Lord  that the language she was speaking in before wasn’t from Him.

Jesus clearly made a distinction between Johns baptism and receiving the BAPTISM of the Holy Spirit in Act. 1:5.

There is a scripture that rarely if ever gets quoted and I would like to share that now:

Acts 10:44-47: While Peter was still speaking these words the Holy Spirit fell upon ALL those who were listening to the message.

V.45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

V.46 For they were HEARING them SPEAKING WITH TONGUES AND EXALTING GOD. Then Peter answered,

V.47 Surely no one can refuse the WATER for these to be BAPTIZED who HAVE RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT just as we did, can he?

Romans 10:12-13 There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of ALL, abounding in riches for ALL WHO CALL on Him;

V.13 For “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”

Are you qualified?

When you get saved you qualify for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the prayer language that God has for you. Just ask Him for it. He’s is a Good Father and will NOT reject anyone who comes to Him with a pure heart.

There was a thief on a cross who is in heaven with Jesus right now. While hanging beside Jesus, he said, “Lord, please remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Today I tell you, you will be with Me in Paradise.”

The thief didn’t do anything special; He just SIMPLY BELIEVED that Jesus is the Christ of God. That is how easy it is to be saved and also to receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit. Just ask.

Is God still baptizing people in the Gift of the Holy Spirit?

Yes, ASK AND BELIEVE by faith  and you will receive POWER from on High. The Powerful GIFT of the Holy Spirit.

 

Have you Encountered Familiar Spirits

The subject of familiar spirits is very in-depth; I won’t be going that deep with the subject. I will get straight to the point. The Word of God is living and active and sharper than ANY two edged sword and pierces as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb. 4:12

God has laid out a complete outline of how the Word of God judges our thoughts and the intents OF OUR HEART.

God loves YOU so much that as a Father He wants to insure your safety; He does so by warnings many times. He clearly lays out in His Word what NOT TO DABBLE in. He tells His beloved; YOU; how to keep yourself free. If you CHOOSE to disobey the Word you WILL pay the consequences until you repent and ask Him to forgive you and then go the other direction and read His Word to renew your mind again to the truth that is found in it.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

V. 9 When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall NOT LEARN to imitate the detestable things of those nations.

V.10 There shall NOT be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses DIVINATION, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

V.11 Or one who cast a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

V.12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of the detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Many people have read the Harry Potter series, and would argue that they are okay to read; yet many of those people are battling demonic spirits now and have NO idea why this is happening. The truth is that they have opened the door the devil himself by getting involved in this series. If you truly want to be free from the demonic torment that you are experiencing; REPENT! Ask God to forgive you for rebelling against His Law of Love. You see Love disciplines. God doesn’t tell you NOT to do something to keep you from having fun. He does it because He KNOWS WHAT IS AHEAD, that you can’t see!

People in the church have argued that the scriptures that I just quoted are in the old testament. But the truth is, that God said, “heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will NEVER pass away.” God IS His Word according to John 1:1 and His Word does NOT CHANGE. He is the SAME yesterday, today and forever.

I recently spoke with someone about deliverance. This person said, that they wanted to go through deliverance and then a little bit later said (during our conversation) that they hadn’t been reading the Word. I warned this person that to go through deliverance is good; “IF” YOU’RE READING THE WORD, but IF you’re NOT READING the Word DO NOT go through deliverance.  They asked why and I shared a few verses with them.

Matthew 12:43-45 (NASB)

V.43 Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and doesn’t not find it.

V.44 Then it says, “I will return to my house from which I came:; and when it comes, it finds it UNOCCUPIED, SWEPT, AND PUT IN ORDER. (this means that God cleaned this person through and through and there is nothing of the enemy left in them. You must immediately FILL THE VOID that was created by the deliverance with God’s Word.)

V.45 Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will ALSO be with the evil generation.

The point I’m making here is that IF you go through deliverance because of tormenting spirits; DON’T GO BACK to Egypt (sin) because you will open the door again ONLY THIS TIME it will be ALOT more difficult to get free. You must guard your heart by reading the Word of God.

When I was a baby Christian I experienced something that baffled me. Within one year I had made three different “QUICK FRIENDS” that DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER. They ALL started with this comment when they met me, “I was DRAWN to you; there is just something about you.”

I was BEST FRIENDS with each of them (I met them ALL at different times of this particular year) for THREE WEEKS. EVERYONE OF THEM said the SAME THING TO ME…they ALL SAID, “You’re NOT TEACHABLE and won’t listen to anybody” then walked out of my life. I was devastated. I went to MY FATHER; God; to ask Him to forgive me and said, “IF I’M THIS WAY, please CHANGE ME”…

ONE WEEK LATER (in ALL THREE relationships) each one came to me to apologize and said the same thing, “Please forgive me, I ONLY SAID THAT TO HURT YOU; IT’S NOT REALLY TRUE” God vindicated me…but it still hurt… I didn’t understand so I talked to my spiritual Mom about it. She said, “I KNOW WHAT THAT IS; that’s a “familiar spirit.”

Anytime a spirit repeats something and the people don’t know each other, but say exactly the same things, it’s a familiar spirit sent to harass you to push you down.

God has specifically trained me in spiritual warfare and there are things I KNOW; things that I can see in the spirit realm; AND things I’ve experienced in the natural that are unexplainable; BUT COMPLETELY make sense in the unseen world. Remember, that we do NOT wrestle with flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness and spiritual WICKEDNESS in the heavenly places. Eph. 6:12

What are you dealing with that you don’t understand? Go to Father God and ask Him to show you, ask Him to deliver you and fill yourself up on His Word. His Word is TRUE food.

Hold on to God’s hand and NEVER let go. He will guide you; but YOU have to ask Him.

 

Praise the Lord

I hope your still in the fight with your ARMOR on; lately Eph.6:12-18 has just been coming out of my mouth, “Lord, I put on the Helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness, I gird my loins with the TRUTH, and Shod my feet with the Gospel of Peace; I HOLD HIGH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is the Word of God and the SHIELD OF FAITH that QUENCHES ALL THE FIREY darts of the enemy! I pray and petition for ALL THE SAINTS that they will do the same.”

When I was spending time with the Lord May 4,2017. I asked Him about what I’ve been going through. (I do this quite a bit), you know checking yourself to see if you’re STILL IN THE FAITH.

I kept saying, “What is it Lord?”

                          “What is it Lord?”

At 5:55 am He said, “I’m bringing you up to a new level that will REQUIRE A FIGHT to get there!” Now, understand that our fight IS ALREADY WON; IT WAS WON AT CALVARY.

Then He said, “Isaiah 54:17” Which says, “No Weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and EVERY TONGUE that accuses you in judgement; YOU WILL CONDEMN. This IS THE HERITAGE of the servants of the Lord, and YOUR VINDICATION IS FROM ME, DECLARES THE LORD.”

 A lot of Christians DON’T BELIEVE that WE HAVE TO DO ANYTHING when they get “SAVED”; but that’s NOT THE TRUTH!!!

Our fight IS NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD; it’s against principalities and powers and rulers OF THE DARKNESS and spiritual WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.

AS SOON AS God told me that this NEW LEVEL would “REQUIRE A FIGHT” I began to HEAR A SONG in my spirit that I haven’t heard in years… “Praise the Lord” by Chris Christian.

I KNEW at that point my POSITION IN THIS FIGHT IS PRAISE!!! You probably understand why, right? Because IT CONFUSES THE ENEMY and he doesn’t know what to do with Praise, because God INHABITS the PRAISES of HIS PEOPLE.

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I would like to encourage you to download the song or listen to it on YouTube. Here are the words to the song

“PRAISE THE LORD” by Chris Christian:

Verse 1:

When you’re up against a struggle that shatters all your DREAMS

And your hopes have been CRUELLY CRUSHED by satan’s MANIFESTED SCHEMES.

And you FEEL the urge within you to SUBMIT TO EARTHLY FEARS

DON’T LET THE FAITH YOU’RE STANDING IN, SEEM TO DISAPPEAR.

 

Chorus:

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him

Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you

Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

2nd Verse:

NOW SATAN IS A LIAR and he wants to MAKE US THINK that we are paupers,

When he KNOWS that we are CHILDREN OF THE KING

So LIFT UP the MIGHTY SHIELD of FAITH for THE BATTLE MUST BE WON

WE KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS “RISEN” SO THE WORK’S ALREADY DONE.

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him; Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you; Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him; Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you; Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM

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When you PRAISE HIM; When you PRAISE HIM; When you PRAISE THE LORD

This IS THE ANSWER to EVERY BATTLE THAT YOU GO INTO; “Praising the Lord”.

With the HIGH PRAISES Of God On our Lips and a two-edged sword IN OUR MOUTH (the word). Then we will march right up to the Victor’s side right into to glory land!!!! 

To see through the eye of FAITH you must first shut the eye of reason

 

 

Having Been With Jesus

This morning I kept thinking about something the Lord said to me a few years ago.

He said, “I am about to USE those who have no FORMAL education in a way no one thought possible.”

Our Confidence doesn’t come from man; Our confidence comes from God. No matter what the world tells you about education, that DOESN’T necessarily mean that HE wants YOU to go in that direction; JUST BECAUSE someone else is. Going to College or Seminary is a wonderful opportunity to learn; but shouldn’t be what defines you.

Everyone has a different call of God on their lives. Mine is to teach on Spiritual Warfare and to let the people who are feeling like they’re the outcast of Society and have no value; that they are greatly valued AND to share with those who’ve had abortions; and feeling condemned, that there IS HOPE for them. They too ARE VALUABLE to God AND He HAS A PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES; that His forgiveness is right before them; all they have to do is ask Him. 

In the midst of all of MY rebellion, God still had a plan for me and He does for you too. I have never worried about anything pertaining to money or STUFF…I’ve always been pretty content and God has ALWAYS provided, and I only knew ABOUT GOD; I didn’t KNOW Him yet.

When I gave my life to Jesus in 1987; I began to run after Him with all my heart and my life changed DRAMATICALLY. 

Acts 4:13 Now as they observed THE CONFIDENCE of Peter and John and understood that they were UNEDUCATED and UNTRAINED men, they were AMAZED, and began TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS HAVING BEEN WITH JESUS!

Peter and John were two of the greatest Apostles…they did amazing signs and wonders as the Lord was working with them.

What I’m saying is this; man puts SO MUCH VALUE on someone’s education to teach or preach the Gospel, and NOT MUCH VALUE on the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. This is where people can miss it. Some think that in order for God to use you; you MUST GO TO SEMINARY; but, what I’ve seen, is that some who go to seminary are so full of theology that the WORD OF GOD is of NO EFFECT.

I’m NOT saying that education is a bad thing, it’s a GREAT THING, we NEED to be schooled for business purposes, but what I AM saying; is that for ministry purposes seminary is NOT necessary to preach or teach. We DO need to be taught the Word of God, but seminary is NOT a must to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can gain the knowledge of God and His Word by reading it.

Can God use someone who has an education? ABSOLUTELY! Can God us someone WITHOUT an education? ABSOLUTELY!! It’s all about the heart…where is your heart?

John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I CHOSE YOU, and APPOINTED YOU that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that your fruit should remain, so that WHATEVER YOU ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME HE MAY GIVE TO YOU.

God is NOT bound MAN’S OPINIONS OR LIMITS…stay in God’s Presence and He will use you mightily, it DOESN’T matter what your education. What matters is; HAVE YOU BEEN SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS?

 

The image of the Jesus with Mary and Martha is a set of Pencil drawings that I ran across about 11 years ago. I wish I knew who the artist was so I can tell you.

 

 

 

Righteousness Speaks

Righteousness speaks; whether it’s based on law or faith.

Romans 10:4-10

V.4 For Christ is the END of the law for righteousness to everyone WHO BELIEVES.

V.5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on LAW shall LIVE BY that righteousness.

V.6 BUT the RIGHTEOUSNESS based on FAITH SPEAKS as follows: DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, ‘WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?’ (that is to bring Christ down),

V.7 Or ‘WHO WILL DESCEND INTO THE ABYSS?’ (that is to bring Christ up from the dead).

V.8 But what does it say? “THE WORD (which is God) IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART” that is, the WORD OF FAITH which we are preaching.

V.9 That if you CONFESS with your MOUTH Jesus as Lord, and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you WILL BE SAVED;

V.10 For with the heart a man believes, resulting in righteousness, and WITH THE MOUTH he confesses, resulting in salvation.

The POWER behind these scriptures is amazing! God IS THE WORD (John 1:1-2) Jesus was with Him when He SPOKE and CREATED!

The exciting part; is that He has given us the SAME MANDATE

Mark 11:22-24;

V.22 and Jesus answered saying to them, “HAVE FAITH IN GOD.”

V.23 “Truly I say to you, WHOEVER SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART, but BELIEVES that what he SAYS is going to happen, IT WILL BE granted you.

V.24 Therefore, I SAY to you, ALL THINGS for which YOU PRAY and ASK, BELIEVE that YOU HAVE RECEIVED them, and they WILL BE granted you.

There IS a stipulation though; you MUST FORGIVE. Forgiveness is NOT AN OPTION it’s a command. There is NOTHING that we ever go through that was as painstakingly  difficult as what Jesus went through on the way to the cross; when He was nailed to the cross for YOU. We ALSO, forgive BY FAITH as an act of our WILL. Not because we want to BUT BECAUSE He said to.

Do you have a painful memory from childhood that is keeping you bound (meaning that you think about it all the time? That is God showing you that you haven’t truly forgiven? Jesus forgave you; why don’t you forgive? If you refuse to forgive, God won’t forgive you of your sins. (Mark 11:26)

Remember the slave who owed the King ALOT of money? The King forgave him the debt (like a years worth of pay); but what did the slave do? He went out and found a fellow slave who owed him ONLY A DAYS wage. When that slave begged for forgiveness the slave who’d been forgiven a large amount would NOT forgive the other slaves debt and beat him and threw him into prison. When the owner (the King) of the slave who was forgiven the debt found out about it, he found that wicked slave and through him into prison until he paid the last cent.

I know that this sound a little off the subject of Righteousness but it isn’t; a righteous man forgives and will go SPEAK to the person who they have “issues” with and asks for forgiveness; even if it WASN’T their fault. I promise you, it’s not easy; BUT it’s worth it. The point is, you want to be clean before God, right?

  • Are you willing to SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS?
  • Are you willing To DO THE WORD when it’s hard?
  • Are you willing to be the RESPONSIBLE one and step out in FAITH to SPEAK?

YOUR FAITH speaks!

Righteousness speaks!

Does it speak Righteousness of the LAW or the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH? 

 

 

Is Jesus God’s Son?

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ

He came to the earth as a man through a virgin! How? Was He really God’s Son?

Luke 2:35-35

V.34 Mary said to the angel, “how can this be since I am a virgin?”

V.35 The angel ANSWERED and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the POWER of the Most High will overshadow you; and for THAT REASON the Holy Child shall be CALLED the Son of God.”

We generally use this portion of scripture at Christmas alone, but the truth is that if He hadn’t been born this way, He wouldn’t have been qualified to take our sins. IT’S THE SEED OF THE WOMAN that will CRUSH THE HEAD OF THE SERPENT!!!

THEN He lived His life as A MAN without SINNING which further qualified Him because NOW HE BECAME the SINLESS, SPOTLESS Lamb of God. Which is what God REQUIRES for the ATONEMENT OF SIN; A SPOTLESS LAMB.

There is more DOCUMENTED proof of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection than ANY OTHER document on earth.

There are over 500 DOCUMENTED eye witness’ of His resurrection!!

Jesus was SLAPPED, HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A REED, HIS BEARD PULLED OUT, SPIT ON, WHIPPED with A SCOURGE having pieces of glass, metal, bone and other things that TORE UP HIS BACK AND BODY for YOU! He was MARRED BEYOND RECOGNITION AS A MAN and the soldiers PUSHED A CROWN OF THORNS INTO HIS HEAD!!



Jesus did that FOR ALL OF MANKIND…That is the SINGLE thing that sets Christianity APART from RELIGION.

Here are some points that sets Christianity apart:

  • He was RAISED from the dead (Matt. 28:6; John 2:22; John 21:14; Acts 3:25; Acts 13:30; Rom. 6:9…etc. There are many more proofs in the bible.)
  • The VEIL IN THE TEMPLE was torn IN TWO so you and I and ALL of mankind can come into the HOLY OF HOLIES and talk to our Creator without a go between, because Jesus paid the price for us to be cleansed from our sins. (Matt. 27:51)
  • He gave us His Holy Spirit so that we would have the POWER to live a life filled with Him, to accomplish the CALL that He put on our INDIVIDUAL lives. (John 14)
  • He IS the One who gave us the POWER TO HEAL the sick, Raise the dead and CLEANSE the lepers, freely you’ve received, freely give. (Matt. 10:8)
  • Christianity is the ONLY FAITH that can have a “PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP” with the LIVING GOD! (Heb. 4:16)
  • He IS coming back AGAIN for THOSE WHO ARE LIVING FOR HIM AND LOOKING FOR HIM. (Heb. 9:28)
  • Jesus IS the ONLY God raised from the dead

I challenge you to read these scriptures about THE Savior: Matthew 27: 27-32; 33-38; 44-54 Matthew 28: 1-10; 18-20

Christianity is the ONLY FAITH that only requires FAITH to believe. Every RELIGION EXCEPT Christianity (which is NOT a religion) requires that a person has to DO something to get into heaven. (Eph. 2:9) Jesus paid the price for ALL of mankind to enter into heaven BUT you must believe BY FAITH!

Will you be found faithful? KEEP LOOKING UP our REDEMPTION IS DRAWING VERY  CLOSE.

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