So many more are talking about where to put their money, in preparation for all going on in our economy. This currency or that one or stocks, etc. In doing so, let’s remember our greatest currency is our ability to hear the Lord! Build that each day, learn His voice, practice His presence and He will guide you for the future. Begin to confess, “I hear the voice of my Shepherd and the voice of a stranger I will not follow.” The key is we all must build this precious ‘currency” into our lives, a stronger ability to hear God’s voice. I remember the man who walked up to the tower on 9/11, put his hand on the door, and the Lord said, “get back in the cab and go home.” Minutes later the plane struck that tower. How many was God saying that to, who had not built that ability to tune into God’s voice? We will not know until heaven. But we want what that one man had, a fine-tuned spirit/soul to the voice of God, whether it leads us to our last breath on earth and into His presence or to more victory in Him, while on this earth. His voice will place us where we are supposed to be. Our job is “investing” the time in our relationship with Him to know His voice clearly! My grace is sufficient for you, says the Lord!. His grace is found in His presence!
I woke up this morning and the Lord downloaded a vision and prayer. He showed me Him with that crown of thorns on. With those thorns, He took on every bit of mental illness. He paid the price for the sin that opens the door to it. He rose again to give us new life which includes the mind of Christ. He said to say to the mountain of mental and emotional illness be cast into the sea in the name of Jesus and by the blood of Jesus! Every sickness or ailment that opens the door to mental illness be cast into the sea in Jesus’s name! Food allergies, vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, blood sugar issues, thyroid issues, Asperger’s, autism, and heart wounds are cast into the sea in the name of Jesus and by his blood! And all other causes be cast into the sea of darkness where you came from. Depression, anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar, PTSD of all kinds, dismissive and fearful attachment styles, anger issues be cast into the sea in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and sons and daughters of the most high God rise up in the peace and the joy and the righteousness Jesus paid for each of us to have. The enemy has been defeated! 2000 years ago. We get to tell it and him, that mountain, to go in the name of Jesus Christ!!
By Dr. Lisa Winchell
Some are in a season of excitement and great faith because you have seen recent miracles or interventions of God in your life. Some are walking in faith just because God is worthy and because of what He has already done on the Cross for you, even though you have not seen an intervention from Him that you have been believing him for. Lastly, some are walking in offense towards God because you feel you have waited too long for God to show up in a situation of yours. The unfortunate thing about this last one is that it closes the door to God in your life, and opens the door to also being offended at the people who have agreed with God over your situation. The enemy will use this to try and separate you, as a sheep separated from the Shepherd and flock opening the door to a great deception, a faith crisis, and your love waxing cold. If you want a faith that stands the tests of time and the enemy, study the Word of God, not your situation, and watch the faith of each person as they walked through the different “seasons” of life. There are seasons for individuals, countries, and the kingdom of God. As I read through Stephen’s speech in front of the Sanhedrin, I became very aware of these seasons from God’s viewpoint. (Acts 7 please read to hear God’s voice for you). Now keep in mind this is a man full of the Holy Spirit, grace, power and did great and miraculous signs (Acts 6: 3,8), and unknown to him at the time was about to die for Christ. As I listened to the Lord on Stephen’s words and all the stories in the Word it represents I sensed the Lord saying, “there are often long times between Me giving a word to people and it being fulfilled. You are called to live the faith life during that time, walking with Me in obedience, and then BAM, when it does happen, no-one misses it. No one misses Me.” Let’s consider just one of those stories in the Word of God, Jesus’ story. His coming had been prophesied for thousands of years. Then BAM, a baby in a manger from a virgin. Then BAM at 30 years old He is raising the dead, healing people, casting out demons, and doing miracles never seen before by man. Then BAM He dies on a cross. A disappointment to many who THOUGHT, He was their natural king who would set them free in the natural from tyranny. Yet BAM He actually set them free from something much more destructive, sin and eternal damnation. Then BAM He rises from the dead! Who does that? Only God!! He is where we need to have our eyes, for only there will we walk in His Image.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! I am humbled and floored. I was reading last night, I read John 2:24 and my eyes wandered to the other page to my right John 3:34-36 and they became powerfully connected. “during Passover, many believed in His name, seeing the signs He was doing. But Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all men. He did not need anyone to testify about man, for he knew what was in man.” Next chapter “The One whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. the Father loves the Son and has given everything into His hand. He who trusts in the Son has eternal life. He who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
So this man/God/Jesus who has the Creator’s Spirit without limit in Him, doing miracles for these people He could never entrust Himself too. He, who came to preach the good news of the gospel to the poor, set captives free, heal the brokenhearted, and give sight to the blind, did all this for us but could not trust Himself to any of us fully. He knows what is in man, He will never receive back all He has given because we are not capable and only by Him are we partly capable of not betraying Him daily. He has come to give us full participation in eternal life, with Him, this people He can not even entrust Himself too. Yet He shows up on this earth that He could wipe out in a minute and lays down the glory of fully being God only, to put on a man suit for people He can not entrust Hisself to fully. Michael Kouliannos, In The Jesus Book, adds to this so powerfully, talking about Jesus’ torture and crucifixion, laying there with deep wounds on a dirty floor, eyes swollen shut from beatings, sweat, and blood everywhere. He is then taken to see this high authority, Pontus Pilate. A place you typically go dressed your best. But Jesus had no choice in the matter, in that moment. He went as He was. Yet, Ps 88:9 says “My eye wastes away because of affliction.” Jesus had decided before the foundation of the earth how this would all go down. After quoting Ps 88:9 Michael continues, “It was His decision to stand before His accusers looking this way (it was planned from the foundation of the earth). Because He chose to become a spectacle of shame, we will shine with glory in Heaven. He trades His beauty for our disgrace that we may receive His beauty.” This Passover, Good Friday and Easter. Let’s remember the man, Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit pouring out His love for each one of us so we can be free from sin and be transformed into His Image on this earth, and enjoy His glory for eternity. We are a blessed race!! We have the greatest God ever!! There are none like Him! Truly!! Has He won your heart? Whether you think He has done anything else for you or not, This is His love that brings you eternal joy, even beyond this earth!!
Do you hear Him calling you, this first day of the New Year??
“Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me!
I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out.
For now is the time, my beautiful one.
The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone.
The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth.
The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.”
Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me.” (Song of Songs 2:10-13 TPT)
I am seeing a strange likeness in 3 things, the fascination with 50 Shades of Grey, the church helping abusive men keep their wives trapped, and sharia law trying to sneak in our country. What is the likeness? The utter degrading, despising, and not covering and protecting woman. Woman that God created to be precious daughters of His, to be treasured and loved. The interesting thing is from the 3 above, the first is considered “sexy”, the second is considered “Christianity”, and the third I believe most in our country would deem a twisted law and despicable. The church needs to get unconfused about what is abuse and what is not, and how God hates violence as much as He does divorce (Malachi), and what is adultery and what is not. (pornography and flirting are both adultery, ask Jesus in Matt, 5:28) I have said many times that the Church carries a great authority on this earth, If you open up “our” (church) closet and find abused, sexually used and psychologically destroyed women in there with their abusive husbands that “we” have put our stamp of “god” on, then we lose a level of authority on this earth to drive out the darkness being pitched to our daughters in things like Shades of Grey. Remember Satan is an opportunist, he will always find an open door to keep the church powerless and him pressing his agenda. Ask yourself and your leaders have we opened that door for him, or have we stood with the daughters of God, as God Himself would and allowed abusive men to receive their consequences, and be buffeted by the enemy (1 Corin. 5:5, or 2 Timothy 2:25), so that they too may be delivered! Many men would repent and turn around if someone would allow them to have a wakeup call and face the abuse they learned from the enemy and their wounds of the past. We need to stop getting in the way of the Holy Spirits’s work in their life, and start allowing them to face the truth with their consequences. A repentant heart is seen in a man who understands why he no longer has a home to live in, until he gets the help he needs. A repentant heart puts the pain of the family before his own inconveniences of having to attend counseling weekly and pay for it. A repentant heart will stop at nothing to bring healing to those he has wounded, once he realizes how badly he has wounded them.
This is a tremendous read from another Christian Counselor.