Monday, July 25, 2011

The Church is weak: in belief of the WORD.7-26- 2011

The Church is weak
In our walk of faith in Jesus
Our faith does grow over time, our trust in the word of God grows into an expectancy of God to perform His word... because we believe via faith the word is alive. We do stand on the word securely.   No matter what the storm may bring... no matter how things look around us... no matter what the sirens are blaring  no matter how high the waves or how deep the water.... we need to trust in the word.
Those are just words to any of us, until we believe them
and stand on them as the Saints of old in Hebrews 11 believed,
they trusted ... they waited on God...  they followed the direction of the Lord God ...
Today we need that kind of faith... the faith that will hold as we stand at the
waters edge of the Red Sea while the enemy closing in behind us and there is
no where to turn left nor right... The Word of God is still the same
God is still the same.. He has not changed
God does not get modern with man.
God still talks to His children today as He did the Saints of old.
God is always speaking are we listening?
We tune in via the Holy Spirit.
The Lord will instruct us as to what to do in our lives
He leads us in many ways via  the Holy Spirit.
As we grow in the spirit we learn to hear and walk in the spirit
and to see in the spirit. The Spiritual walk of Faith is then in battle
of our freewill... the greater our spiritual walk the more we surrender
our freewill over to being a living sacrifice unto God...the greater our faith
Our Faith walk is always a process of less of us and more of God
less of our own freewill that we learn to trust in God
when there is no visible bridge to stand on
.... Let the Word of God be the bridge ...
Our freewill can get in the way of walking in faith trusting God.
we need to let go of our will, and stand in the will of God.
be a living sacrifice to the truth of the word
no matter how things look
stand in faith believing... Trusting in God.
The stories of the Saints of old.... we love to read them ... we say wow ... look at what God did ... that was awesome ... God was alive and He was with them...  His Saints did great things in the Lord.. The Lord God proved Himself over and over again through His Saints of old... too bad those are the old days.. wish God still did that kinda stuff.
God is still doing great and mighty miracles today... through those of us
willing to stand before a Giant via faith believing God will
be the victor... but He needs someone with the mustard seed faith
in order for His glory to shine through...
Consider Goliath:
- an army of armed men... lacking faith hid ...
- a single boy with no armor ... but a stone and great faith in His great God
stood out amongst a multitude.
Faith like that is just as rare today as it was then
the Saints of old show us 
how high we must climb from the low place
... lack of faith.... is not trusting God enough   
I hear God speaking to me from that secret place via the Holy Spirit. I am growing in the Lord Jesus trusting in His word more and more ... The Holy Spirit reveals things as the word promises...
Psalm 91:1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Led by the spirit of God we can know and through the reading of the word of God  we can be made certain ... Often times the Holy Spirit will show me a vision an or tell me somethng  .... it could be an answer to a question that I asked of Him in Jesus name or it could just be Him teaching me or informing of something at hand or something to come ... and its not uncommon for the Holy spirit to back up what He has told me through scriptures in the Bible. It solidifies the word with the word.
Adding to that the Holy Spirit will back up what He has told me
by having another person reveal to me the exact same thing... and I know ... its Him... giving me the reaffirmation that I asked for.. He is not locked in ... He can continue to reveal and encourage and support what He has told  in many ways...   It takes time to see the signs  when He is showing them to us... we can miss them or if we are over zealous we can read more into something than we should.... none the less ..... it’s a process of growing in the Spirit of the Lord...
Its not suppose to be for some of us... its suppose to be for all of us.. We are spirit creatures .... regardless if we acknowledge it or not.. and if the Holy Spirit of God is not governing our spiritual walk then it’s the spirits of darkness of this world.  
1 John 4:1Beloved, believe not every spirit,
but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world
1 John 4:2   Hereby know ye the Spirit of God:
Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh is of God:
Hit the pause button: this is the best check to test the spirits ..
the spirit that wants your attention ask it :
if Jesus Christ the only begotten son of the
true living God has come to earth to in the flesh yet?
...The spirit of antichrist will not admit to that.
[By this is the spirit of God known.
Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh, is of God:]
  We are to test the spirits for turth to be certain it is the Spirit of the Lord God Jesus Christ
the Savior of the world that came to  earth in the flesh and is coming again. or if it’s a spirit of Antichrist... so once you know that you know  via testing the spirits and even though you know the voice of God... you do not feel ashamed to test the spirits...  as a safety precaustion at times you still may feel the need...When uncertain test... and even when certain test... until your Holy Spirit lets you know... all is well.
There are many in Churches today that cringe at this talk, even preachers.
What a sad comment to make: Preachers crush the Holy Spirits Growth
in the Churches making His works a lie when the word clearly tells us 
it’s the natural man that calls this talk foolishness
its the natural man that cannot know this spiritual place.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth  all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
The sons of God....are led by the Spirit of God...
To be led by the Spirit of God is a process of time and faith.
Joel 2:28  And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions
All flesh ...  God is to pour out his spirit upon all flesh .... but recall the
 natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God?
I believe in these last days even though the natural man may not
understand what the Holy Spirit has brought over him ... so be it
the spirit of Joel can use anybody ... and if the word says
God used an ass to speak to a prophet [2 Peter 2:16]
then the word can use any body or anything
to get His word out... Amen 
I believe in these last days
the Holy Spirit is being poured out slowly
not great measure ...but poured out slowly
to coincide with our time of the birth pangs.  Meaning we will taste of this out pouring of His spirit upon all flesh  but not receive the outpouring in its fullness ... Not in its fullness...
The fullness of the out pouring is reserved for 
the individuals going into the Tribulation of Revelation
and that in the times of last seven years there will be an out pouring in great fullness of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh. At an hour when they will have a greatest need... the most need ever on earth. Just my  thoughts on the outpouring ... so we are indeed tasting of it now but its not in fullness of  measure yet.
Its going against the grain,
against the norm,
against the ideas of the world...
The world will not understand,
they will rise up against you,
people that care for you will tell
you to stop, don’t do it, turn around,
do it like we do it, we have the
way, follow us..
Got the picture?
When your walking by faith following the Lord;
Jesus*  will have something for you to do that is unique
to you...  Gods ways are higher than our ways...
Isaiah 55:9  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
If the spirit of the Lord is leading you...  you will have constant
reaffirmation that your on the right path...
Trust in Jesus if you are in a relationship with Jesus* and you
veer off the path... God will make that to work as well for
His Glory.
.. all things will work together for the Glory of God. 
Its always about our Jealous God getting the Glory.
And doesn’t He deserve all the Glory for the
wonderful terrible things He has done.
Deuteronomy 10:21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God,
that hath done for thee these great and terrible things,
which thine eyes have seen.
If the saints of old were crowd pleasers rather than a God pleasers
Hebrews 11 would not exist.... Praise God it does exist for us for today
Glory to God hallelujah! 
As darkness is promised to come over the world in  fullness of Gods
wrath; Revelation ushers in the darkest of times this world has never
before been witness to nor shall ever again ...
Learn now to strip down
strip yourself naked of the things of this world
let go of its lying lights that promise false goodness
happiness, peace and joy 
release the hold of money. materialism
and all things gained we call precious and good, appealing to the eye but bad for the heart.
Let go of the lusts of the flesh and the lusts of the world
let go of all the ties of your heart
Pray for a cleansing of your heart, mind, body and soul.
Put God first, all others after and yourself last.
God will provide.
The least are more than they know.
Realize the adversary; the devil walks about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.
He uses any and all tricks, schemes, techniques and a façade of tainted lies and tilted facts twisted- truths to lies to snare the brightest of men...  Be wise to the fowlers snare. Keep your hope and trust in the Lord your God.
In all things pray, in all things give Praise and thanksgiving regardless if we feel like it or not... regardless if it hurts us or not,
We unlock doors in the spirit realm that we can not see when we Praise the Lord Jesus* through the storms of life.
The enemy knows that ... its why he keeps us distracted... from what we ought to do, that we will not be what we ought to be in the Lord Jesus*
To God be the Glory for the good things He alone has done... let no man take claim for Gods good works no matter how trivial.... God should get the Glory for that work... its hard to do because man is always in the way... but it’s the Lord our God that supplies  the body  with strength and ability the mind with a know how  and  the hands with the skills ... God is the finest craftsman ...  a Carpenter of wood, a creator of man and a polisher to finest finish to the most precious of stones. who is likened unto our Lord our God the creator of the universe heaven and earth and all of its consistency both visible and invisible.., None is likened unto our Lord our God in three persons our blessed trinity.
There is no better way to say it than to say let go...
Open your hands and let go...
Open your heart and let go...
Open your mind and let go...
Let go of all the stuff you have made god over your life, and have made god in your life.
Let go of it all with a clear mind and an awakened conscience.
Be aware of what you are doing.
An act of change starts with sincerity.... or else its words in the wind.... that serve nothing.
Sincerity of heart will alert the mind... and things will begin to move as we will them... of our own free will that is not to be ignored and of the power of God that is to be prayed into our every  circumstance and situation.
That we put God in charge as governor, as ruler as master and chief... as the head. As Lord and Savior.
As King of kings and Lord of lords
as Host of hosts... Call Jesus in ... call upon Jesus first ... put His name out there amongst the spirits of men that shrug at the ring of it... there is power in the name of Jesus beyond our human comprehension and for many to most beyond our spiritual understanding in its deepest of depths and degrees who can know the fullness in  power   of the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord of all.   Keep hope alive your hearts via faith in the words ability to perform and the truth that can not lie.  Walk expecting what so ever we ask in Jesus name... and in due season we will see the fruition of our faith revealed into reality in the spiritual and in the tangible physical world.... Hallelujah.
Trust at all costs no matter what we see or hear. no matter what tidal wave comes our way.... trust in the creator
Trust Jesus is bigger than what we are facing today and if we are walking with Him and we have surrendered all to Him ... then His plan  is being unfolded unveiled in our life... and He is not only able to use us more effectively for His Glory but our very lives will bring Him Glory... and to bring Glory to Jesus is to bring Joy beyond measure to our hearts not only here but in the eternal kingdom of the true living God.
How should we live and how do we strive to live as the saints of Hebrews 11?
One Day at a Time naked with nothing .... due to surrender of all ... begin to walk a new life again this time  grow up in the Spiritual life... with a new attitude ... of .. no going back... no retreat... press in... don’t stop... press in and shake the kingdom of Heaven till you get what you want... the greater gifts of the Holy Spirit are taken by force and violence often....  Bring Glory to our Father whom art in Heaven and demand He honor His word to His beloved d children... mind you be careful that is a place of meat and not milk... The babes on milk are not ready for this meat so it is written.
None is likened unto the Lord, keep faith tucked inside your heart. Keep belief in your mind.
Keep Joy in your voice and peace in your song and let your words flow as the scripture of sound doctrine would delight
Trust in Jesus whom will never leave us or forsake us.
In our darkest weakest of moments and times on earth when we believe we cant go another step we cant do it, its too much, we cant bear to go on... that’s the times more than not Jesus is with us to aid us to persevere through .... difficult to believe but look back and see in your life and wonder how did you make it through this or through that?  It was Jesus* He is the author and finisher of our faith... He was with us before we knew Him... He died for us before we Knew Him.  He has a mansion prepared for us before we come to know Him in His Kingdom... it will be finished and waiting for us whom preserver and fight the good fight, win the good race ... run it to the finish line... in faith believing trusting  in, walking in, operating in,  growing in, moving in, speaking in, living in all that we do... do it in the word of God even from the core of our hearts .... Jesus foremost... will produce the greatest of change in the spiritual, tangible, physical  world...
Trusting till He calls us Home and says well done thou good and faithful servant. Well done.
Romans 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,
or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out
Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the
kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 
Mark 16:20  And they went forth, and preached every where,
the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes,
that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
One of the greatest struggles of men in the body of Christ is direction... one of the greatest questions of men is which way, what turn... where to next... uncertainty at the turn .... the future is dark with out light.... what is up ahead....
This is what God does best.... in sincere heart call upon the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus* Christ He is the Third Member of the Holy Trinity... concerning matters of your life and what to do .... consult the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus* Christ....  He is waiting for you to ask... He is the greatest powerful teacher, guide and the friend that sticketh closer than a brother, for He dwells inward and will never leave you or forsake you. Ask of Him the secrets of your hearts desires in Jesus name sake and He will reveal to you... Your spiritual journey is alive and well waiting on you to begin a life new and fresh.... full of surprise, wholeness of light and vigor in the eternal light that is true and can not lie... Its not Gods will to keep you in darkness... God is not the author of confusion .... but the spirit, of peace, joy, love and sound mind are yours from a God that loves His own.... and cares for His own... Jesus has a provided a world of goodness for His that seek after Him and hunger and thirst after Him....  tap into it through the Holy Spirit the third member of the Holy Trinity of the True Living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel... the Great I AM ... the God that was and Is and Is to Come ....The God of everlasting whom is now and shall ever be with you.... trust there is so much more for you... only ask of a sincere heart and a mind that is focused and clear, sharp and ready to resolve to press inward, onward, no turning back ...  and you will take heaven by force.... you will release what you came in the spirit to get in Jesus* precious name   Hallelujah! 
Rejoice; for soon the Lord of lords and Host of hosts will make all things new again...  Amen and Amen
1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2For by it the elders obtained a good report.3Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. 20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. 
30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
THE TESTAMENT OF THE SAINTS OF OLD  IS RECORDED IN PART THAT WE BE INSPIRED BY THEIR FAITH IN GOD... Hopefully you and I will be re-inspired when we read what the Saints of old went through recall their perilous challenges how their patients was tested through time how they suffered, how they repented,  how they were forgiven, how they were covered in the mercy of God.
33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.  39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
In this hour many are called to rise up in Jesus* Think on it , consider it, ponder it... what does it mean?
How does one rise up in the Lord? Each man must do it on his own ... none can do it for him or can take him there... its in the spiritual arena each man is called to rise up in the Lord thy God... just as the Saints of old. were called to be more. So are you the readers in Christ Jesus* being called to arise and be more in your Spiritual journey in Christ your Lord and Savior.   selah
In the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost  may the blessed hope of the Lord Jesus Christ rest and abide in our hearts and hopes in Him as we sojourn here without Him in the flesh amongst us. ... Our joy then is greater for more blessed is he that believes and has not seen than he who believes and has seen ...
Let us keep the torch of flame a light held high and brightly shining for men to see ... men that are shrouded in darkness.. blinded by the god of this world... hold up the torching flame of soul salvation it is life to the weary  is hope to the hopeless and it is drink to the thirsty in Jesus we shall never hunger again but be fulfilled eternally... and none eternally will regret his decision  .... his decision made  in a moment of unpredictable time became most assuredly a time without end ... and on this rock he did and does build His church.  Hallelujah .. Amen
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
To the reader... I give all the Praise Honor and Glory to Jesus* Christ for this post... more so than you can know...
The Spirit of the Lord seemingly wrote this Himself... for you today...
Jesus* Blessings you

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