Friday, January 24, 2020

So Why Didn't Jesus Just Rent A Prayer Room For 3 Years?





"I pray for Donald Trump. That man stands alone so much. He stands with critics so much."   ---Lance Wallnau

"Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."   Luke 9:50


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I hear Christians say, "I pray  for our Country and our President everyday." 

And that's wonderful! It is. Many folks don't even do that much. There is power in prayer.

But is just praying for our Country/President enough? As I heard Lance Wallnau ask, "How's that working for us so far?"

Think about it. Oh my. What a cloudy, divided mess. 

And partly what's gotten us here? Our silence and smaller-ratio, anti-Bible-truth groups who've united themselves and spoken out for what they wanted--and gotten it. 

There's great power in unity, as well. People unified in spreading lies can take a nation down dark, ungodly paths to a new land where lies appear as truth.  

It's happened. We are in a spiritual battle, you know. 

But satan? He says, "It's just politics. Go on about your little life. There's nothing to see here. Don't stir things up. Your friends will snap at you if you stand for truth."

You've heard that, right?

So here's Today's lesson: Basically, Jesus had a 3-year ministry on Earth and how did He spend it? Well, He did not just rent a prayer room apartment for Himself and the 12 disciples, then pray 24/7 for or against things.

No. Instead--


" ... Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. "  ... Acts 10:38, John 21:25


Wow.

And before He left? He told us to:


Go.
Love.
Teach.
Heal.
Feed.
Sow.
Clothe.
Preach.
Visit.
Speak.
Lead.


And expect to get this for it:

“An hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God” (John 16:2).


And the way I see it? If God gave us President Trump as a bold defender of truth who's setting new precedents and holding back much of the darkness we were headed for? We need to stand with him. Vocally. Online. In Real Life.


If God truly sent us this President? I believe He expects us to 

Appreciate the gift.
Share the good which Trump does.
Stand with him.
Be ready with a (calm) biblical answer as to why we believe as we do.


But to remain silent out of fear? To be cowardly? Oh dear. God has a huge problem with cowards. (Go here.)

Personally, I'd hate for God to someday ask me,

"Why didn't you stand for truth? 
As Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses in battle, why didn't you do the same with my 'Cyrus Trump'? 
Why did you choose to view him exactly as the God-haters saw him?"

Oh, may that never, ever be. 








"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."   ...Isaiah 42:16


"We're in the days where the greys are disappearing. The greys become black. They become white. These are the days when you have to choose. Now that which seeks to stay on the fence will be swept away. 

But those who will stand, God will empower. A candle in the night lights up a room. We have gone past the days where we can be a candle in the daytime, comfortable with the culture. We are now in the times where we must be a candle in the night. We must shine, go all out against the darkness, go total for God."    --- Rabbi Jonathan Cahn


Yes, Jesus told us to win souls. And well, it's the soul of America for which we're fighting.





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The reference to Aaron, Hur and Moses during the battle can be found in Exodus 17.



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And as I stated at Facebook:  


Wow. I am not a bigtime crier, but I cried during this whole speech. What a beautiful, historic day. Color me grateful to God that I would live to see this.





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"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Liar, Liar, Peace On Fire




"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."   ... John 8:32


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Uh-oh! During 2017 I believed a lie. Which one? The one that said I needed a different house, one which I could decorate with energy I believed I still had (way to go, Debra. Er hem.).

And oh dear. Instead of experiencing an average of 90% daily peace-of-mind like a normal year, it dipped to around 70%.

Not good, especially since part of me knew exactly where I was erring. But oh Honey, it's excruciating to release forever our longest seasons, isn't it? Especially when they last decades and express our strongest giftings/talents/delights/joy.

But what's harder? Believing lies, then speaking them to our friends. That makes us, uhm, liars (and have you read what the Bible says about those? Eegads.).

Finally, though, I gave up--the good kind. I surrendered what I (believed I) wanted and chose what God wanted for me now, instead. And then the 90% daily peace returned. Whew. It even carried along new dreams and visions, delightful ones. (But yes, being human, I  grieved during my healing in 2018. Alas.)

We cannot be and feel free while we're believing lies. (Did you check out the Bible verse, above?) God would have to erase some Bible truths and although oh how He loves us(!), He cannot do the opposite of what His Book says. He literally cannot. Not for any of us.

So today let me encourage you with this: if we wish to have daily peace of mind? We must loose, release the lies from our soul. Especially any popular lies like these:



Jesus believes 'love is love'. That God's creation of marriage can be tweaked by people and He's fine with it. (Go here to clear this up.)
Abortion is not murder.
It's okay with God when we blast ministers whose doctrines differ from ours.
"It is in hoarding that we receive what we need."
Our words don't matter. We can express all our feelings/opinions.
We don't need to confess our sins after we're born again.
Someday God will forgive everyone and we'll all be in Heaven.
God never uses a person/king/president who doesn't know Him to do His will.
Gossip is funny.
Anger/hate can be justified and used to accomplish God's will.
As Christians we're free to sin: Grace will cover it.
God understands when we choose not to forgive certain people who did terrible things.


Hmmm.

Yet if we crave peace badly enough? We'll choose to release all lies to the wind and instead, grasp and hold onto the truth which, for the rest of our days, will set us free to fly.








"They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise!"   ... Romans 1:25


We expect to feel well and whole while we're believing and expressing lies. Kinda shows how blind we can be, right?


Having a problem with speaking against ministers? I hope you'll go here. This was awesome. Dare I say, life-altering.

"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."   ... Psalm 105:15


"The devil wants us to be fault-finders focusing on all the faults of others and being blind to our own faults. If a believer sees nothing wrong with himself and a great deal wrong with others, then the devil has won."   --- Joyce Meyer


"When we're deceived, we don't know we're deceived."   ---copied  (This is why we need to willingly receive God's correction.)





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          Valentine's Day is coming! Are you preparing for it yet?








This French country farmhouse tour--what a delight!



                              (Tho' this photo is not from the tour.)  ツ




"You cannot carry offense and a cross at the same time."   ... Todd White


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"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Fingerprints All Over My Computer Screen



 "And Jesus took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them."   ...Mark 10:16



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So I had this dream about Gordon Ramsay. Yes, the wild-eyed chef. ツ





In this dream, Tom and I went sightseeing with Gordon and his wife. We had a delightful time! (Years ago, while watching Kitchen Nightmares I came to appreciate Gordon's heart for clueless restaurateurs.) 

Anyway. Later while leaving them at an airport, I spied Gordon sitting alone, looking depressed. I turned around and asked if he was ok, to which he replied, "Not really." He went on to tell me what was wrong.

Immediately I said, "I'd love to pray with you about that--if that's okay." He said it was. Then I placed my hand upon his arm and prayed aloud for him, relying upon the Holy Spirit to give me His words, not mine. 

I love it when that happens, for it feels exactly like my spirit is very alert and doing something real, as opposed to just something imagined in a dream. Only a week before, this same thing happened in a dream, though with an old friend from high school.

From both dreams I awoke with an increased godly compassion for them and feeling blessed, grateful and ready to pray and lay hands upon anything that moved.  ツ

So back to today's title: What I'm noticing all over my computer screen? Fingerprints. For yes, lately I've been laying hands upon anyone online who God asks me to and praying out loud for them:


I found a Gordon Ramsay video then reached out, laid hands on his head, and prayed all sorts of good things over him.

The same with President Trump (what an honor I consider this!). 

And also, favorite new godly friends with battle-front-line ministries, ones who I touch with my fingertips and pray for their safety, added strength and favor. Folks like Lance Wallnau, Jonathan Cahn, Eric Metaxes. And more.

Oh, and I've also found photos online of the adult children of my friends who've moved to Heaven. I know they appreciate from there around Heaven's portal my adding prayers to theirs. (Hebrews 12:1)


Some of you might find this silly, but what I know? God asks us to do some silly-appearing things. His ways are not like ours, after all, and often the test becomes will we follow Him if what He asks results in powerful changes, but with losses of friends, money, jobs, book clubs or social media respect?

As for me, no small losses can dim the bright, marvelous(!) time I'm having lately while attending 'God College' in the wee morning hours or later, laying hands upon folks within my computer screen.

Oh, to know that unique, deep joy of obeying God even if no one else gets it!








"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."   ... 1 Timothy 2:1-4



"And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart."  ... Luke 18:1





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Speaking of prayer.... If this video doesn't convince you Who's moving upon our President's heart, well, I seriously wonder if anything ever will. Alas.



"In the Lord's hand the king's heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him."   ... Proverbs 21:1


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"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15