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When Grace Is the Answer

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“For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.”

—2 Corinthians 1:5

 

God used the apostle Paul to pray for the healing of others, yet He didn’t answer Paul’s prayer when he asked Him to remove his own physical suffering.

 

In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul wrote, “I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. . . . I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell” (verses 2, 4 NLT).

 

As a result, Paul suffered something that he described as “a thorn in the flesh.” We don’t know what this thorn was, but we could translate it from the original language as “a stake in the flesh.” It was a brutal thing.

 

Some commentators think that Paul’s unspecified affliction was a disability that Paul may have had. Others believe it might have been an injury from his stoning in Lystra. Whatever it was, Paul asked the Lord three times to take it away. But instead of saying yes to Paul, God extended His grace to him. I love what Paul said about this: “So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (verses 9–10 NLT).

 

Sometimes, we want God to take away a certain thing from us, so we pray again and again for Him to remove it. But maybe God wants to use it in our lives. After all, when we’ve gone through hardship, we can more effectively minister to others who are suffering.

 

 

 

 

John 6:63 NIV The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full
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MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB

 

 

 

CHRIST IN THE LIGHT OF THE PAULINE REVELATION

 

 

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*____We ought to make confession of our shepherd responsibility and our ability to guide men.

 

____I was amazed when I found the Greek word translated power meant ability, and that Jesus wanted the disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they had received ability-the Father's ability that Jesus had been manifesting among men.

 

____Now we, the under-shepherds, have His ability. We are partakers of that ability. He is made unto us Wisdom so we may know where to lead the sheep and what to feed them.

 

____The greatest concern I have ever had regarding my ministry, was ability to rightly divide the Word so I could give men the food, the Bread of the Almighty.

 

____I have wanted to be a Faith Builder. I wanted to lead men out of the wilderness of sense knowledge into the highlands of our privileges in Christ, which is a Shepherd's responsibility. Here is another confession of Jesus that has a Pauline ring to it : "The words that I speak unto you are Spirit and are Life (John 6:63).

 

____How few of us have realized the power of words. Jesus knew. Jesus' words healed the sick, fed the multitudes, hushed the sea, raised the (lead. Not only that, but they stirred such malignity and hatred in the hearts of the leaders of Israel that then finally nailed Him to the cross, just because of the words that He had spoken.

 

 

 

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"You'll Miss Your Anointing Without This Key" 

By Robert Henderson

 

 

 

Elisha requested a double portion of the anointing and Spirit that was on Elijah. This hunger and thirst spoke on his behalf in the courts of Heaven. God loves it when we believe big. However, there must be a corresponding obedience to obtain this level of mantling. Elisha had this operating in his life. He had served Elijah for six years out of his hunger for the mantle. As the time drew near for the impartation of this mantle, there was final test that he had to pass.

 

Recognizing the Test

 

When we pass the testing of the Lord, we qualify before His courts for mantles. Elijah told Elisha to stay and not bother to go on this journey with him. However, Elisha would not leave the side of Elijah. Elisha understood how important it was to be rightly positioned to receive the mantle. If he was out of position, all that he served for, believed for, and waited on would be lost. However, if he could be rightly positioned, he would get the desire of his heart. When Elijah told him to just stay and not put himself out in 2 Kings 2:1-2, Elisha made a significant statement:

 

"And it came to pass, when the LORD was about to take up Elijah into Heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. Then Elijah said to Elisha, 'Stay here, please, for the LORD has sent me on to Bethel.' But Elisha said, 'As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!' So they went down to Bethel.”

 

Notice that Elisha declared, "As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives..." Elisha's commitment was to God and the one who represented God in his life. This is very important. If we don't have these same commitments, we can miss the mantle God has for us. Many people have no problem being committed to God. Their problem is being committed to the one God has set in their life. 

 

It's easy, at times, to serve a perfect God, but not so easy to serve an imperfect vessel representing God to us. However, Elisha knew that the mantle he was to receive was coming from God through the one God had given him to serve. This is vitally important. Otherwise, we can miss the moment in time when the mantle is to be imparted.

 

When it appeared that Elijah was being kind and giving Elisha some time off, Elisha recognized the test. Was he going to stay true and committed on both levels? Or was he going to bail out at the last moment and miss what he had invested for the last six years? There really was no decision to be made. It had already been made six years before. If Elijah was alive and breathing on the planet, Elisha would be with him.

 

Discerning Your Kairos Time

 

The second thing that was crucial in this moment was – would Elisha be able to discern the prophetic time he was in? What was it that made this time different from the last six years? It was simply that Elijah was leaving and it was the moment of potential impartation. Elisha had to be able to discern and know this. We are told that it was the time when Elijah would leave in a whirlwind. Could Elisha discern this in the spirit without being told in the natural? Elijah knew it was time, but did Elisha? Elijah didn't tell him. If he was to qualify for the mantle, he needed to be able to discern the times and seasons.

 

These times are called kairos times in the Bible. Kairos is a Greek word that means "a moment of time." Whereas the Greek word chronos means "a span of time." The last six years had been chronos, or a span of time, for Elisha. We all live our lives in chronos. This is the time when we take care of business and stay faithful and diligent. However, there are then those moments of time – kairos. What happens in these prophetic times determines what our future will be. The sad fact is many people don't discern when chronos becomes kairos. This is what Jesus spoke of in Luke 19:41-44. He was weeping because they had missed their kairos moment:

 

"Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, 'If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.’"

 

This "time of your visitation" is kairos. Jesus was telling them that because they missed their moment, devastation was coming. Recognizing kairos is essential. This was what Elisha had to do. Getting your mantle requires recognizing the prophetic moment you are in and not being distracted. Getting distracted in a kairos moment is more than unfortunate. It is life-changing for the negative. However, if we can recognize it and move in agreement with it, what we have lived for can become ours. This is what Elisha was able to do. He had become spiritually sensitive and knew the times he was in and what he was to be doing. This resulted in the double portion mantle secured.

 

The sons of the prophets would come to him in each place he and Elijah journeyed. They would ask if he knew Elijah was leaving. He would say to them that he did know and that they should be quiet. One of the places where we see this is 2 Kings 2:5:

"Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, 'Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?' So he answered, 'Yes, I know; keep silent!’"

 

When something is stirring in the spirit world, anyone who is prophetic can pick it up. The sons of the prophets were those trained to operate in the prophetic. It was a school that Elijah most likely oversaw. They were discerning in the spirit world that Elijah was about to be taken away. 

 

Notice that Elisha was not dependent on what others were discerning prophetically. He was himself able to know what was happening in the unseen realm. If we are to get the mantles of the Lord, this is imperative. We must develop our own prophetic sensitivity. This is not to say that we don't interact with other prophetic people. However, Elisha knew what was happening because he had paid the price to develop his own prophetic abilities. This allowed him to know what was occurring in this moment.

 

We must pay the price of intimacy and surrender to know what is happening in given moments. When we do, we are no longer at the mercy of what others are telling us prophetically. We can hear the Lord ourselves. This is important when it comes to receiving the double portion mantle of the Lord. Elisha was not positioning himself because of the prophetic word of others. He was positioning himself because of what he himself was hearing. So must we as well. We must learn to listen and trust what we are hearing. It will allow us to be rightly set and positioned for the securing of the mantle of the Lord.

 

Prayer

 

As I come before Your courts, Lord, I ask that my commitment to You and my commitment to those You have joined me to might speak before You. May I always be faithful to You but also serve those who represent You in my life. Allow me, Lord, to be rightly positioned through this obedience. Let me receive the mantling of the Lord.

 

I also ask that I might be rightly set through prophetically discerning the kairos times of God. Help me, Lord, to walk in intimacy and surrender to You, that I might discern the times and season of the Lord. Let me not miss my kairos moment of impartation of the mantling of the Lord.

 

Would You allow my right positioning as a result of my obedience to speak in Your courts? Would You allow this to testify of me, that I might be honored with the mantle of the Lord on my life? In Jesus' name, amen.

 

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By Robert Henderson
Robert Henderson Ministries
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Robert Henderson is a global apostolic leader who operates in revelation and impartation. His teaching empowers the Body of Christ to see the hidden truths of Scripture clearly and apply them for breakthrough results. Driven by a mandate to disciple nations through writing and speaking, Robert travels extensively around the globe, teaching on the apostolic, the Kingdom of God, the "Seven Mountains" and most notably, the Courts of Heaven.

 

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REFLECTIONS OF THE FATHER'S HEART

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

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*       The one who is offended at faith [which is both energized and activated through Love] will SURELY be found succumbing to a "spirit of unbelief" in some form.

 

"offended" - feeling or expressing hurt, indignation, or irritation because of a perceived wrong or insult [in this case, the "belief" that the Word of God has somehow failed them];

 

        ...."he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away".... Matthew 13:21 NASB

 

        ...."blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me [the Word of God]".... Matthew 11:6 KJV

 

 

 

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“The House That God Is Building”

By Chris Reed

 

 

“Now it came to pass when the king was dwelling in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies all around, that the king said to Nathan the prophet, ‘See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains.’ Then Nathan said to the king, ‘Go, do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you.’

 

 

“But it happened that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying, ‘Go and tell My servant David, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Would you build a house for Me to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt, even to this day, but have moved about in a tent and in a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about with all the children of Israel, have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?”… Also the LORD tells you that He will make you a house.'”‘” (2 Samuel 7:1-7, 11)

 

 

This chapter begins with David wanting to build God a house, but God ends with telling David, “I will make you a house.” This happened because David partnered with the purposes of Heaven and wanted what God wanted. Like David, sometimes we all need to abandon our plans and agendas, reexamine what we are doing for the Lord and receive God’s instructions through His prophets.

 

 

A Collection of Living Stones

 

 

The house God is building today is a temple not made with human hands, but a collection of living stones. Yet today, we see the Church collectively drowning in a flood of human ideas, programs and new initiatives to help build God’s house. Not to diminish anything that God has done elsewhere or in the past, but over the years, many well-meaning people have borrowed ‘bricks’ from Toronto, Brownsville, the Voice of Healing, the Latter Rain, the Pentecostal movement and various other movements trying to build God a house. But what worked in one place does not work everywhere, and what God did in the past may not be the new thing God is doing today.

 

 

Moves of God cannot be manufactured. They come by prophetic revelation, by catching a vision for what God is doing and by partnering with the purposes of Heaven.

 

 

When John the Baptist preached repentance and the Kingdom of God, he addressed a religious people set in their ways. They had perverted what God had done through previous generations by adding toys, trinkets, rules, regulations and man-made ideas. John commanded them to repent and change how they saw the Kingdom of Heaven. God shook everything that could be shaken, so His Kingdom would remain pure. God does this in every generation.

 

 

We can no more borrow bricks from other movements than David could fight Goliath with Saul’s armor. That may have worked for Saul, but Saul wasn’t facing Goliath. Before we initiate anything, we must evaluate whether it is needed or simply dead weight.

 

 

Likewise, when we assemble bricks to build God’s house, we must evaluate whether we are building God a habitation or someone else’s graven image of the past. Sure, we can glean from and learn from others, but we cannot take others’ ideas and expect God to bless us as He did them. 

 

 

Big box home improvement stores have many prefabricated items to build your house, but that doesn’t work for God’s house. (It was forbidden for a hammer or chisel to be used, and were not even heard, when building God’s house; see 1 Kings 6:7.)

 

 

 Instead, we must want the spiritual change, reformation and transformation God is doing in each of us, as His predestined living stones to build His house.

 

 

The political and economic shaking we see happening in the earth right now is merely a reflection of the shaking that’s happening in God’s Church. Judgment begins at the house of God. So, whatever we see happening in the world, began in the Church. God is shaking our Church systems and will continue to shake them until all that remains is the pure Kingdom of God. We are now entering a third great reformation in which God is stripping away everything He never told us to do.

 

 

What if God Wants to Build Us Something?

 

 

2 Samuel 7 represents an incredible dialogue between God, David and Nathan. David wanted to build God a house. God wanted to build David’s house and wanted His house built in His timing and order, not David’s. David’s blueprint, strategy and business plan was not the Lord’s.

 

 

It’s easy to build God’s house with good intentions, but our good intentions just become dead, formal religion when added to God’s simple plan. Like Martha, we can become so encumbered with serving, troubles and anxieties that we miss God’s opportunity to do so much more, simply by sitting at His feet.

 

 

God wants to change our thinking. Instead of us trying to build God something, what if God wants to build us something? Instead of giving God our contrived systems, laying them at the altar and saying, “Bless this mess,” what if God wants to change our systems? Instead of asking God to “bless this mess,” ask, “Lord, what are Your blueprints; what are You building?”

 

 

The Key to Kingdom Multiplication

 

 

Spiritual relationships are key. Most churches have kept Saul and discarded David whom God is using in this hour. David had a spiritual relationship with God. Spiritual relationships are important to Kingdom multiplication, which is what we ultimately want. When healthy men and women come together in healthy marriage relationships, children are born. Kingdom multiplication happens when Christ (the Bridegroom) and the Church (the Bride) have healthy relationships. Souls get saved, the Kingdom progresses and people get trained and equipped without agendas.

 

 

The Ten Commandments are all about relationships. The first four are about our relationship with God; the last six are about our relationships with others. The first and second greatest commandments are the same – love God and love your neighbor. This is God’s order for the house He is building.

 

 

God Is Moving

 

 

David felt bad for living in a house of cedar while God lived in a tent, but God cannot be confined to one place. He cannot be put in a box and kept there because God is always moving and wants to be with His people. In some of the first and last mentions of God in Scripture, He is moving: “…and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters” (Genesis 1:2), and “…’Surely I am coming quickly’…” (Revelation 22:20).

 

 

Between the moving of the Spirit in Genesis and the coming of Jesus in Revelation, Romans 8:14 says, “[F]or as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” We also want to be moving behind God and following Him. Each morning, ask Him: “Who are You speaking to and where are You moving today?” Then plan your day around that. 

 

 

Don’t Forget to Celebrate the Victories

 

 

David and God could have a conversation because David was in a place of freedom and rest from his enemies, not in a distracted place of personal warfare. David could not even build God a temple because he had bloody hands. Likewise, many today cannot receive clear direction from God because they’re engaged in never-ending spiritual warfare. Bloody hands can prevent you from building something from God, for God.

 

 

Those in a constant state of spiritual warfare, or inner turmoil, fail to make spiritual gains because they fail to take captive their thoughts to the obedience of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 10:5). Yes, put on the armor of God; yes, do spiritual warfare, but don’t get so obsessed with warfare that you forget to celebrate the victories.

 

 

Remember, in God’s presence there is “fullness of joy,” and at His right hand are “pleasures forevermore” (see Psalm 16:11). God commanded His people to keep seven annual holidays to take a break from warfare and to feast, celebrate and share God’s redemptive story.

 

 

When we get so discouraged or depressed that we lose our joy, peace, zeal and passion and want to throw in the towel, the devil is the one taking ground, not us. But it’s more than just taking a break from warfare. 

 

Remember, God never led the Israelites into battle using normal methods. He first sent the worshipers, which we can do when we know God is fighting with and for us.

 

 

God Wants You to Work WITH Him, not for Him

 

 

God responded through Nathan the prophet to David’s pure and lofty goals of building God a house, saying, “…’Would you build a house for Me to dwell in?'” (see 2 Samuel 7:5). God is not impressed with our good intentions, but by our desire to partner with Him. David wanted to build God a house; God wanted to build David’s house for the coming Messiah.

 

 

And when the Messiah came, He said, “…I [not you] will build My Church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18, emphasis added), and, “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). God doesn’t want us to work for Him but with Him. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…” (Psalm 127:1) now takes on a whole new meaning.

 

 

God will continually shape and mold us into His image so that we are not only positioned to become His habitation on Earth but also His New Jerusalem in the coming age. Never lose hope knowing you are part of the house God is building.

 

 

 

 

By Chris Reed
Lead Pastor at MorningStar Ministries


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Chris Reed first felt called to minister at the age of twelve. He started accepting invitations to minister on a regular basis at the age of fourteen, and after turning nineteen, he began serving as an assistant pastor. After turning twenty-five, he was elected senior pastor of The Revival Center in Peru, Indiana, where everyone present witnessed significant advancement in the kingdom of God. In July 2021, Chris, his wife Missy, and their children relocated to Fort Mill, South Carolina, where Chris now serves as Lead Pastor of MorningStar Church. Chris is also actively training to become President of MorningStar Ministries as Rick Joyner’s successor. Chris has a mandate to train, equip, and help believers step into their ministries and find their purpose and role in changing the world.

 

 

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CLOTHED IN HIS GLORY

By Terry Thompson

 

 

 

The New Testament church was birthed on the day of Pentecost in the capital city of Israel. The name of that city is called Jerusalem which means City of peace. The place where the disciples gathered that day was not in a giant stadium, or in an ornate Temple. It was in an upper room. The atmosphere was not charged with mountain-moving faith but rather fear. They had locked the doors, but then all of the sudden the room was filled with a sound! What was that sound?

 

 

ACTS 2:2.

 


“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled (furnished) all the house where they were sitting.”

God the Holy Ghost came and filled the room, not with a gentle breeze but with a mighty rushing wind like a tornado. God was blowing out all the doubt in the room and clothing everyone with His Glory.

 

 

IN THE VERY BEGINNING

 

 

The clothing that Adam and Eve lost in the garden was the Glory of God, but praise God it was restored to mankind on the day of Pentecost. Yes, there was nothing ordinary about that day, and that was only the beginning! Just listen to what Jesus said to Phillip.

 

 

John 14:12

 


“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

 

 

Before they could enter into the greater works ministry they had to tarry in Jerusalem for something that would revolutionize the world.

 

 

Luke 24:49

 

 

“49. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued (in the sense of sinking into a garment) with power from on high.”

 

 

It was imperative that the disciples waited for this garment of power. They were about to have their world turned upside down and extend the Kingdom of God not just to the land of Israel, but to the whole world.

 

 

ACTS 2:3,4.

 


“3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

 


And they were all filled (furnished) with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

 

 

THE FIRE OF GOD

 

 

Have you ever wondered what this kind of fire is? Let us take a look.

Exodus 24:17

 


“ And the sight of the glory (splendor) of the LORD was like devouring fire (supernatural fire) on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.”

 

 

The first half of this verse gives a description of the glory of God.
“And the sight of the glory (splendor) of the LORD was like devouring fire (supernatural fire)”.

 


Deuteronomy repeats what Moses just said.

 

 

Deuteronomy 4:2

 


“For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire (supernatural fire), even a jealous (zealous) God.”

 

 

God is a God of Glory and whatever His Glory touches it is affected and is changed. On the day of Pentecost in that upper room, God’s fire came down and put the super into their natural.

 

 

After that event, the doors were unlocked and the glory and power of God were demonstrated for all to see. Thousands of Jews were inquiring and saying, “What must we do to be saved?” 3000 became Messianic Jews that day. A world that had been turned the wrong side up by the devil at the beginning of creation was challenged. How? A supernatural power activated the people in the upper room and gave them power! Yes, it was the Glory of God that clothed them with power.

 

 

THE GALILEANS

 

 

Galilee is a rural area in Israel, and the job skills that came out of Galilee were, fishermen, shepherds, and carpenters, not scholars that could speak multiple languages.

 

 

ACTS 2:7.

 


“And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?”

 

 

God seems to delight in taking the foolish and weak things of this world to confound the wise and mighty.

 

I Corinthians 1:27

 


“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;”

 

 

 

Jerusalem was full of visiting Jews that had traveled from foreign lands to celebrate the festival of Passover. When they heard the disciples speak the gospel in their own language they were amazed and marveled, saying, are not all these from Galilee.

 

 

The Holy Ghost did a supernatural thing that day giving all the disciples the ability to communicate in fourteen different languages thus fulfilling the prophetic word spoken by Isaiah over 700 years ago.

 

 

Isaiah 28:11

 


For with stammering lips and another tongue (language) will he speak to this people.

 

 

THE INFLUENCE OF THE GLORY OF GOD

 

 

When the glory of God falls it is like an overload of power and it will have an effect upon you.

 

 

Act 2: 13.

 


“ 13. Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.”

The onlookers that day said they were full of new wine. No doubt the disciples’ eyes were glassy and their speech slurred but it was not wine it was the Shekinah Glory of God.

 

 

SOLOMON

 

 

When Solomon dedicated the temple the glory of God filled the temple and the priests could not stand.

 

 

2 Chronicles 5:14

 


“2. So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.”

 

 

JOHN WESLEY

 

 

John Wesley’s journal records that one day John and Charles, his brother, went to a love fest ( a gathering in the Methodist Church). The glory of God was so strong they had to pick themselves up off the floor at 3 am the following morning.

 

 

GOD’S GLORY PROTECTS US

 

 

I have heard many people teach about the armor of God and finished with a statement like this.

 

 

God has given us armor for our front but nothing for our back, but take a look at Isaiah.

 

 

Isaiah 58:8b NKJV

 

 

8b. The glory of the Lord shall be your rearguard.

 

 

Webster’s Dictionary

 

 

REARGUARD” refers to the soldiers that are stationed at the rear of a body to protect it from attack, especially during retreat. (The troops at the front are called the vanguard.) A rearguard action, then, is the defensive or delaying fight waged as resistance against the encroaching enemy.

What is Isaiah the prophet saying?

 


God has your back!

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

I believe God is changing us into His likeness and image by His Glorious power. Are you ready to slip into your supernatural ministry?

Get ready, get ready, get ready!!!

Love y’all!

 

 

 

By Pastor Terry Thompson.

 

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Keep under the spout where the Glory runs out!!!

 

 

 

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WALK WITH GOD INTO HEAVEN ON EARTH

By Ron McGatlin

 

 

FAR BEYOND NATURAL UNDERSTANDING INTO SPIRIT REALITY

 

 

A vast space is opening deep within the innermost being of some of God’s chosen people to make room for the supernatural Spirit substance of God Almighty and King Jesus.

 

 

Some may not know why they are feeling empty inside. The things that once filled them with excitement or a sense of accomplishment are not as gratifying as they once were. Church or social events may no longer seem exciting or fulfilling.

 

 

Activities that were once exciting such as fishing trips or business accomplishments like landing that big fish or that great account may not do for us what they once did. Attending the big game or the boisterous game day party is not as much fun anymore. It may seem that sometimes things are just not worth the trouble it takes to do them.

 

 

This may be God working in us emptying us of other things and making room for a far greater life than we have not fully known before.

 

 

THERE MUST BE MORE

 

 

The much greater life is the reality of the supernatural Spirit presence of God and Christ in us empowering and guiding us to be a vital part of transforming this world to the kingdom of God on earth.

 

Even the best parts of natural life pale in comparison to the marvelous supernatural works of God in and through our lives.

 

 

Yes, there may be extreme events taking place and full-out wars around us causing there to be no natural way to get through to do the work of God at hand. However, the supernatural Spirit reality of God will prevail and enable us to bring forth the victory that God desires.

 

 

Walk with God to destroy the darkness and bring forth the light of the glory of God. Walking with God in supernatural love, wisdom, and power with the armies of heaven working with us is changing this world.

 

 

THE FULFILLMENT OF THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES NOW

 

 

All that the people of God have done and endured to get to this time will be made complete in the reality of the victory of Christ Jesus in delivering the kingdoms of this world to the kingdom of our God.

 

 

Only believe and hear the word of the prophets from the Spirit of Jesus and walk with God into heaven on earth in the most exciting time of life since the first century.

 

 

GREAT SHUTDOWN PRECEDES A GREAT AWAKENING

 

 

Darkness is the deepest just before the dawn begins. Death always precedes resurrection. There must come an end of the old as the new begins. As the kingdom of darkness is reigning at its fullest the kingdom of light is beginning to arise bringing the light of the new day of God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. (Isaiah 60:1-3).

 

 

The ending of the past is the beginning of the future. Today, this season of history is the end and the beginning.

 

 

Natural man resists the passing of the known status quo. Often extreme measures of force are required to end that which has been in order to bring forth a new and greater reality.

 

 

The extreme apocalyptic cataclysmic events coming upon the tribes and nations of the world are a part of a shutdown of life as it has been in this world.

 

 

This great darkness precedes the full manifestation of Father God and Christ Jesus ruling and reigning in the hearts of mankind around the world. Thereby establishing the perfect governance of God and heaven that has come together with earth to become one.

 

 

There will be no distance between heaven and earth as the “New Jerusalem” governance from heaven becomes one with this world.

 

 

The second heaven rule of Satan that has been between heaven and earth is being dissolved by the roaring fire of God and will no longer hinder the reality of heaven being fully joined to earth. (2 Peter:3.13.)

 

 

Perfect heavenly love, wisdom, and power will prevail in the new world established upon the ashes of the old world of strife and mixture. (Isaiah 61:1-3).

 

 

CHURCH AGE BECOMING THE KINGDOM AGE

 

 

In the past, it was necessary for the church to become separated from the world for two major reasons. First, so that a kingdom people could be developed without the influence of the fallen world of darkness. Secondly, so that the fallen evil world could mature into even deeper evil darkness. Thus, making a very clear distinction between the light and the darkness.

 

 

The ”Ekklesia” of Jesus (the called-out gathering of the people of God to lead and govern the city) is not the passing religious systems. The past church or religious systems were separated from the governance of the nations.

 

 

The kingdom of God governance on earth is the same rule that exists in heaven. It is, if you can hear it, the same governance that rules in heaven ruling on earth. (Matthew 6:10).

 

 

In the kingdom age, there is one Family of God that rules in heaven and on earth.

 

 

The God Family is the government of heaven and earth. It is God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in heaven and on earth, married to the Bride/Wife mother of us all, the heavenly New Jerusalem on earth and in heaven. God is all and is in all. All visible creation and all unseen spirit creation comes from and exist by the one true God, the Father of ALL. (Revelation 21) (Galatians 4:26).

 

 

This world is incomplete without the living conscious awareness of God and heaven ruling and reigning in all things natural or supernatural or spiritual on earth or in heaven.

 

 

Creation separated from God will not continue to exist. Death, dissolution, or dissolving is the result of the absence of God.

 

 

In the presence of God, the glory of man without God is subject to untimely death unless there is quick repentance. The presence of God that brings life to the believer brings an end to the work of man without God.

 

 

THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE TREE OF LIFE

 

 

There are two trees in the garden of life on earth. Partaking of one is life and partaking of the other is death. We by nature are bound to partake of the tree of knowledge that leads to death due to the fall of mankind in Adam.

 

 

The tree of knowledge of good and evil is the tree of man without God. Even the good of man without God is of darkness. It is an attempt by man to become as God and determine good and evil apart from God. There is no real good apart from God. Jesus said that there is ONE THAT IS GOOD and that is God. (Luke 18:19).

 

 

Humanism is a form of idolatry in which man and his intellect from the tree of knowledge makes himself to be his god. Idolatry is making something to be your god. Humanism is Man’s attempt to become his own god and therefore have no need of the true God.

 

 

Apart from God, mankind’s good and evil works are both works of idolatry that lead to death. Unredeemed man’s good works are from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and are not from God and the tree of life. Therefore, they are never pure but contain some form of self-gratification. Thus, they are not truly good but are from evil or self-intent of some sort, such as manipulation, extortion, or self-elevation.

 

 

The tree of life is the reality of God in and with man as one in heaven and on earth. It is the abiding as one in and with God as the branch joined to the vine of Jesus bearing the fruit of heaven on earth and in heaven. Without God man can do nothing of true value.

 

 

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.  “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5.

 

 

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33.

 

 

Ron McGatlin
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basileia@earthlink.net

 

 

 

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FIRE BY NIGHT

By Glenn H. Jackson 

 

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]

 

        ...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB 

 

 

 

OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST TASK, AS TRUE BELIEVERS, IS TO BELIEVE

 

Words of prophecy:

 

*___The "spirit of faith" issues forth from the heart that is "established" in My Word.

 

"established" - to make secure, stable or permanent; to initiate and cause to last; to clear from doubt;

 

        ...."Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You".... Psalms 119:38 NASB

 

___...."out of the fullness [the overflow, the superabundance] of the heart the mouth speaks".... Matthew 12:34 The Amplified Translation

 

        ...."But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore we also speak".... 2 Corinthians 4:13 NASB

 

___Our first and foremost task, as true believers, is to believe. Therefore to be found proclaiming the Word in faith and authority in any given moment is the greatest thing we can be found doing - for both ourselves and for all those in our "sphere of existence".

 

"sphere of existence" - is not only one's "physical" existence but also their "spiritual existence" - an existence that includes those they have met in the past [friend and foe alike] as well as those they have yet to meet, as they continue on the path to the "fullness" of their precious destiny, in Christ.

 

        ...."And this is His order [His command, His injunction]: that we should believe in [put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on] the name of His Son Jesus Christ [the Messiah], and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us".... 1 John 3:23 The Amplified Translation

 

Prayer of Proclamation:

 

___Father, we thank You and praise You that You have created within us hearts that are truly "established" in Your Word - hearts from which the "force of faith" flows freely to effect Your highest purposes. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.

 

 

 

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This is for All people in the whole world . . . :

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Scripture Prayers of Salvation

 

 Pray the following out loud:

 

John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ. Yeshua

 

 

 

 
 Read the Word of God!
 
 

The Word helps in casting down vain imaginations that exhalt itself above the knowledge of the Lord. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. To use a reading plan, just visit the daily reading page to see your daily reading. 

 

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Latest comments

09.09 | 06:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,
https://tranzmachine.bandcamp.com/track/a-saviour-born

17.03 | 07:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 22:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

12.01 | 04:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.