He Delivers Us From Our Troubles

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“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all”

Psalm 34:19

This is the Lord’s personal promise to me in this season of my life.  He has quickened it to my heart more than once, and then I’ve read it many times in different places.  When I begin to fret about a problem, old or new, I recall this promise.  Then I rest again.  It only takes a tiny bit of faith to move mountains.  It only takes the word of God given to you personally to build your faith.  When he says that he will deliver me from everything, I mean he will deliver me from everything.  His presence comes upon me and shows me the fine details I get caught up thinking about, and he says to me, “I am going to deliver you from all that concerns you”.  How glorious is that promise!  How consuming is the delivering fire of the Lord.  I am reminded once again, he is going to deliver me from all my cares.  Think of a single care, and this is what he said he will deliver you from.  Anything that brings an ounce of interest to my mind, he will deliver me from that and make it right.  My finances, you are going to deliver me from all my troubles, my home needs, you are going to deliver me from all my troubles, my children and family, you will deliver me from my troubles.  My enemies, you will deliver me from all my troubles.  Everything that has been done wrong, you will make all things right.  All things within my thinking and my feeling, you will deliver me from these things.  My relationships, you will deliver me from all my troubles.  All the things that are not right without me, you will deliver me from all my troubles.  All the things I don’t like in my life, you care and you will deliver me from all these troubles.   All those who stand against us, you will deliver me from all my troubles.  You see me, and you care about me.  You care about everything that concerns me.  You see me as beautiful, you have loved me with an all enduing love.  You have been faithful to me.  Surely goodness, and mercy, will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Hallelujah.  You and I are one.

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Prophesies

Within the last 48 hours I’ve had 3 men approach me and give me a word from the Lord. Each word has pertained to ministry. I’m being told God has given me favor. I’m told I will lead many people and help them. I’ve been told God will help me and he’s with me. It is God who has inspired a few destiny helpers to think to pray for me regarding these things. The thing is that I already know God is leading me into evangelism. I know I will visit other countries and lead people. I don’t know how, except that God will guide. I don’t need people to validate this to me, however the fact that God inspired people to approach me and speak to me concerning this is very encouraging. I am writing a book. I feel like I’ve been saying this forever, but it’s taken me this long to get to this point. It is intimidating writing this book because I’ve never written a book before, though I know this is what I’m made for. I finally got through my outline which I had taken a short cut and tried to skip doing an outline, which just ended up delaying the process more. I would claim that it’s been a waste of time, but that would be false. Even though I haven’t made the progress I’d wanted to by now, all the work I had put into brain mapping, outlining, writing thoughts here and there.. filling up note book after note book with ideas, all eventually lead me to the actual writing of the book. So all the books and articles I’ve read about writing a book has been accurate in that they all say one common thing, and that is that at the end of the day, what matters is to write. So I had finally gritted my teeth and pushed myself past the automatic discouragement, fear, and distractions that want to derail me. I also never sit down anymore to write without first praying for God’s grace to help me write. This has been fundamental in getting me through the process. I am confident that future books (a couple are already in the budding stages) won’t be so painfully long to get accomplished.

I’ve had several prophesies, dreams, and visions regarding my future in ministry. I had been afraid to openly talk about such things for fear that it looks like I’m bragging. However, I am continually reminded by the Lord that the reason why he shows me some things is so that I can declare it from the mountain tops. Sure, there are areas that I could have more discretion in, and discretion is what I have been asking for a lot lately. Discretion of the spirits of every matter, because up til now during my entire spirit filled life I had been pulled by two voices. God’s and the counterfeit, 3 if you consider my own. I had asked people about this experience much this past year, and I don’t get a lot of feedback, other than “his sheep know his voice”.. which at first I took as offense because I felt like they were implying I didn’t know God’s voice. People just aren’t always going to be able to judge our experiences because they are so personal and they just cannot know unless they were able to walk in our shoes for some days. The good that comes from this is that there is a purpose for all that we go through, and I have discovered that the reason I’ve been allowed to go through the spiritual experiences I have, especially concerning the spirit of fear, is so I can teach the world about distinguishing between God’s voice and Satan’s voice. This is preparation for the anti-Christ, because the biggest issue during that time will be that people will be lead astray and deceived by the counterfeit spirits, the signs and miracles, the appearance of Godliness that all have an appearance of wisdom, but all of them deny that Jesus is the Christ. Even believers will be deceived i believe. I believe this adamantly because of my own personal trial with being confused about the voice of the spirit of fear vs God’s holy spirit. Satan’s presence is so crafty that the feelings are very similar to that of the holy spirit, the words can be scriptural, yet have the wrong spirit. What about when you are prophetic but you hear two voices? It sounds like the same voice, however one voice leads you one direction, and the other the opposite direction. It is clear to me now that the only way a person will be able to rise above and overcome in following the Lord during such an experience is if they are truly crucifying their life, picking up their cross and truly obeying. The knowledge of the word in itself is dangerously deceptive in that knowledge can puff up and lead one to fool themselves into thinking they are in the right because they know what is right. Yet as they continue not obey the word they know, they will be lead the wrong way.. and think they are right in the process. God has set up our lives in a way that requires true devotion in order for us to be saved. However, even if we turn to the right or to the left, we will always hear a voice behind us telling us the right way… he will finish the good work he began in us that is for sure. Amen.

His will vs Appearance of Righteousness- A Vision

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I had a vision that led me to understanding. There is an appearance of Righteousness that is not of God. Such people would be dressed to the part. They will appear to be good guys. They will appear to uphold the law. In this vision I saw myself being taken into a house with my kids and my captor was a very large strong man, but he was looking behind him and looking over his shoulder. I was confused for a moment because he seemed to be kidnapping me but upon further inspection he was protecting us. He looked outside at the sky and there were helicopters looking for me and he was disturbed and closed the door when he turned so i could see his face he was getting larger and he had fire behind his eyes and was opening his mouth to roar.. this was a vision that came upon me and when i sought to understand it the Lord showed me that the helicopters were like police.. i was wondering why id be hiding from the police is this an apocalyptic vision? But i understand that these are people who are not on God’s side. We consider righteous people the good guys but these people were not because they did not have the right heart and were against God. This large man was protecting me and I knew that the helicopters would not ever find my family because he hid them. Sometimes what we call evil is really God protecting us from evil. We need to trust what God has provided for us. We need to trust and understand that appearances are not always right. Righteousness is not about rule keeping aside from the will of God. True righteousness is obedience to God. We can follow rules but have hate in our hearts. Always trust God. We try so hard to protect ourselves that we assume God will not use our current circumstance and the current people but faith is embracing what he has already done in your yard.  Now I understand that this was an Angel of the Lord, and in the end times, there will be much persecution and those who are right will be treated like they are wrong, by the “good guys”, beware.  

Revelations 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself”

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The Words of a Prophet (part 2)

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The prophetic gift is so amazing. It is a huge blessing to be used by God and also a major responsibility. When a prophet is flowing in the spirit and acting in God’s will then many many people become edified, a church might burst into revival with holy ghost flames, and people are stirred in their own personal gifts.. these seeds or the impregnation with these seeds of God give birth to fruits that include more ministers, more words, more truth, captives are healed and set free and people have direction from above so their focus becomes focused in the direction that God wants.

You see we prophets are the conduits of God’s kingdom. When people receive from us, it is not us in the natural but the heavenly father they are waiting for and who they are held accountable to. When a person receives a prophetic word they are receiving from the Lord. When they act on faith according to this word they are blessed by God for their acts of faith and obedience and when they reject the word of the Lord they are held accountable according to their works by the same Lord. The words leave the mouth of the prophet but the results are according to that person and God. The word says if these give a little one a drink of water in his name, then they are giving a drink to the Lord. This is about Heart attitude.

God also respects and protects the words of a prophet that are given by faith through his spirit. No it is not that we dictate what God does, but this is about #1 his partnership with his chosen, his children and # 2 a fulfillment of his word. When you read what the word speaks about prophets we are lead to understand that a true prophet will be proved by the outcome of his word. If what he says comes to pass then we know the prophet is of God. However let me encourage you more on this brothers and sisters in the Lord. There are times that a prophet will speak of things to come that we may not even see come to pass in our life time.. but yet they still come to pass.

Jesus understood more than anyone this powerful concept. He knew by knowledge given through the holy spirit that he was the one sent by God to he our Messiah as he quoted Isaiah in Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”

He knew by faith that he was the one to come and how many years had taken place since the prophet Isaiah was lead to speak this prophesy? Jesus and many other Israelites relied heavily on the words of the prophets back then as they had scrolls from their forefathers. Jesus studied these words and by Gods spirit understood these words and most of his ministry was interpreting the essence of the word of God to everyone. He did essentially “open the eyes of the blind” not only physically but spiritually as well. This is why he said “let those who have ears to hear hear”.

Jesus also waited by God’s leading on the fulfillment of the words of the prophets because he was shown by God that the fulfillment of these words had to take place as he said Luke 24:44

“He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the psalms” he like us waited on God to bring about the fulfillment of his word, the prophetic word of God lead Jesus in his ministry and to the end of his life!

We are told that a day would come in which people would serve God in spirit and in truth. Jesus began this process by fulfilling the words of the prophets he was spirit made flesh and died for our redemption in that he provided the forgiveness of our sins but the story does not end here. No, rather his story has just begun.

Jesus said that we will do even greater things then he did and that when he left us the holy spirit helper would come to be with us so that we can finish what he began. Now the rest is up to us.

Prophesies are still be given today and prophets are being brought up even now as we speak. Through prophesies will shall receive new revelations, insight, understanding, stirring up of the saints and at times warnings and corrections because God used his prophets to correct as well.

One of the responsibilities of being a prophet of God is to always speak the word he gives us. After we have been tested and tested the spirits and know in our hearts that it is him who speaks we must speak. Brothers and sisters those who are lead to prophesy this is for us. We must br faithful to speak. There are times as i hear the father that i am stirred up with happy positive loving things to say to a person. These are happy times. However there are times when God reveals something that i may not want to share because they are not so happy and fluffy to share or for the hearer to take but i tell you always be fearful to speak from God because it is this very word that might cause that person to be saved. That is the price of being a prophet. When he speaks we speak. When we are lead to a place that is dessert or that is scary, we listen and go.. and wait. That is for someone. Amen

 

 

The Words of a Prophet (part 1)

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We are blessed with the gift of prophesy, either directly as some are given the gift by the anointing of the holy spirit (and if this is not of the holy spirit then we need to be considering the demon of divination), or passively by enjoying the prophetic word given by someone with this gift.

A true prophetic word has a few key components. The very most essential component is that it originates from God. A prophetic word that comes forth from the prophet’s mouth first was given to the prophet by God, a true prophet will only speak out what the Lord God had imparted to them, whether by a gift of wisdom, knowledge, or revelation. Sometimes it feels like the Lord comes and drops these things in our spirit as a friend describes “into our spiritual womb” and it makes one feel slightly full and burdened as if pregnant and is a relief when we finally utter that word and “give birth” to this spirit baby lol.

So the next component is that the prophetic word is received by and given forth by faith. By faith we learn that it is God who is giving us this message and it is his will that we speak forth this message. It is something that is learned as the prophet Samuel had to learn. When Samuel was still a child and called by the Lord he didn’t recognize this at first, all he knew is that he kept hearing a voice call his name. Finally with some help from a more experienced minister he was taught that when he heard this voice he should turn an ear and say “yes Lord” then listen so this shows us that when this gift is imparted God will call us and speak to us and we can have the “gift” before we ever really understand this. I myself had been given this gift many years ago, but it has taken me all these years to learn the ins and outs of the gift and to mostly have the confidence of faith to use it.. but Satan also knows usually even before we do and will attack that person to darken their star, though sometimes it is these very attacks from the adversary against the prophet that ends up serving to shape and strengthen them in their fight against him. If you are one who has experienced many heart breaks, rejections, devastation then look at it this way- Satan sees you inner star even if you yourself have not seen it yet.

The gift of prophesy is used for a couple of purposes- to exhort, edify, inspire a person a church it will always point to God and not the prophet. Yes the prophet will receive some glory in that they are respected as a man or woman of God but the gift itself is not meant to make us serve that person, but rather to increase our love and service to God.. to be continued…