The Fast to Fight for those we love!

>> Thursday, December 9, 2010

Who are we willing to fight for?

Recently I have been bombarded with such extreme needs within my christian community. Churches in need of pastors, facebook strikes again with the spirit of jealousy, envy, and lusting into adulterous affairs. Facebook is now citied in 81% of divorce cases! People struggling/dying of cancer. Out of 50 prayer requests 20 are for those who have cancer! Finances, so many out of jobs, threatening to be laid off, or being cut back in pay, strikes, and benefits taken away. The list goes on.

In the last days, the Scriptures tell us that God himself warns us that many will fall away, leave doctrine, want their ears tickled and even the very elect will be decieved. How can this happen?

We can speculate and even over opinionate our thoughts, however the main thing to hold onto is girding ourselves up in the Word and guarding our hearts, minds, eyes, and company we keep against evil. Maintaining our relationship and intimacy with Jesus and our spouses!

Within our churches we will wax cold, calling good evil and evil good. Wonder how that can happen? We just keep sweeping it under the carpet in the name of "love." Where is our integrity that honors the Lord and demonstrates Jesus works just fine being obedient His way and not making it about us doing it our way? The ministry of reconciliation is God's opportunity to use his people to instruct those who oppose themselves in meekness that if he preadventure will grant repentance and be saved from the snare of the enemy. It also shows forgiveness and restoration. It is a beautiful picture of how God restores when one is submissive to repentance and it also demonstrates that God is serious if your not willing to repent then there is broken fellowship. Broken fellowship is not to be mean, but to stand against the seriousness of sin and in hopes the believer will feel put out and be drawn back into the fold.

The scriptures are CLEAR Heb 3 while it is yet TODAY let us encourage one another that our hearts be not hardened! Dont wait till tomorrow, who guarantees we have it?

Church...Body of Christ... we seriously need to fast and pray. We seriously need to put aside our feelings and our emotions and weigh it all on the table of FACTS and TRUTH. We refuse to address sin for sin. We refuse to step into conflict to make peace. We refuse to get involved in someone else's business for their own good. The Scriptures command us to tell the truth in love. Using scriptures and not our personal opinion to hold up truth to a matter.

We must fight the spiritual realm of complacency and do life God's way. His way is the only way we will see transformation. I shutter to think we go through our trials unwilling to fight for life in the spiritual realm.

A call to fight, fight through fasting to set the oppressed free, for wisdom and favor, for health, and most of all deliverance! May we walk in truth, worship in Spirit and truth, and speak the truth in love. Our battle is not of this world, it is spiritual and the only way to combat it is in the spiritual. The best action of love is to fast for families.

I have called a fast to many I commune with. I felt a welling up to fight for those in the body of Christ. I woke up with the onset of a headache. I fasted from 1:30 yesterday to 1:30 today. By 12:30 I was hit with the most intense mingraine headache. As I was praying with my husband prior to a wave of nausea came over me. I must admit any other time I would have ran for the Advil. This time I didnt. I fought it out. For one hour I fought the depths of hell with such severe pain in my head I thought I was going to pass out. I cried out to God and paced and rocked that I would not give in to one minute of a committed 24 hour fast for those I love. As I prayed and claimed promises, all I could think about were the marytrs that fight against being tormented and they dont give in.

Everytime I claimed Jehovah-Rophe a release came over me as if God where saying I am with you, but the pain would come back double fold like a sledge hammer and it was if God said I need you to go through this so I can teach you something.

The hour passed long and hard, I have never endured anything like it in my life. Our natural man runs from pain, looks for the quick release and God taught me today endurance. That I fought for those I love and didnt cave in. I have never fought for anyone like that ever. I have never prayed and cried for mercy like that and it was if God opened my eyes to the next level of spiritual warfare. I truly believe I experienced the enemy trying to distract me from my commitment to fast and pray.

By 1:29 a release came over me and the battle was almost done, I had made it. And then.... Jesus came to mind, how he fought in the garden of gethseme...the drops of blood...the agony...the beatings...the torment...the cross. Jesus fought a fight unto death for me. I must say, I was made aware today of how hard it is to stay focused to fight for a cause when you are being tormented. I only fought a hard fight for an hour, Jesus fought for days while he was physically tormented and he endured.

The obedience in fasting.. Matthew 6 says, "When you fast" not if you fast brings about new spiritual truths along with deliverance for those who we lift up and the out pouring of wisdom when in need.

Today, was the most enlightening fast I have ever done. I must say, the most powerful. I believe God honors His promises and that I experienced a spiritual battle like no other because I chose to fight for my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. I am glad to share I didnt retreat, I didnt quit. I had my armor on and the enemy was defeated and Jesus has given me the victory because He already fought for me that I may fight for others.

People want to know they are loved and worth fighting for. Who in your realm of influence needs to know you are willing to give up something of yourself, lay down your desires and fight for them and the trials they face? They need intercession for the release and deliverance over them most are to weak in their state of deception.

May we understand the seriousness of our position IN Christ, in the Body of Christ, and our reasonable service to be a living sacrifice to love one another. Tell someone you love that is ensnared or entangled that you wont give up on them, that you will fight for them in the spiritual realm! ~Be Blessed


A Call to Repentance!

>> Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Lord says, "Seek ye me," "Seek the Lord." Isaiah 1:3 tells us the animals know their masters but the children of God know not theirs, they have forsaken the Lord. Forsaken means to leave, depart, neglect or abandon. How God's heart must have been broken, how sad. However, it is not different today, God is still saying, "Seek ye me!" God continues in Isaiah Chapter 1 to express His weariness. Could we relate this to present day living and our attitudes?

What purpose is the multitude of our sacrifices to me, he says? He wonders and comments "I am full of them." They werent repenting and offering, just offering, kinda like going through the motions. Can we relate to that? Do we skip the heart condition in our sacrifices to God? Do we skip the step of making things right before God and man? We all know what we do to sacrifice for God. Whatever service that may be. Why do we do it? What motivates us? Are we joyful or murmering and complaining? When we have issues unresolved and push them deep within our hearts, ignore them, and just plain try to smooth them over our fellowship is broken with God, sin separates us from Him, yet we show up as if nothing is wrong. We come in His sanctuary unclean and act like here I am all is OK, and He knows the heart. Oh how we need to repent!

He tells them and us, Bring NO more vain oblations, incense is an abomination, so are the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of the assemblies, I cannot deal with, it is iniquity even in the solemn meetings, HE SAYS, my soul hates your appointed feasts, gathers, celebrations, they are trouble to me. Because they were gathering for themselves and claiming it under Him. He had nothing to do with it. Lots of activities and programs, but really, how much is really involving HIM. Hear me, not about HIM but involving HIM? There is such a difference.

Many of us can go through the motions of religion and we do what appears to look right all on the outside, and the things we participate in, organize, or support can ALL be good things. God looks at it as an outer show, He wants our hearts. God can care less about the busyness and amount of "things" we can do in His name. He wants YOU and ME. He doesnt want our faith in rituals and doings, He wants our faith in being, being at His feet! Seeking HIM, not what we can stay busy with.


He further goes on to say, He will not watch our hands up in worship, nor hear our prayers, he says our hands are unclean, put away your evil doings learn to do well, seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless and plead for the widows.

God is tired of our doings, it is the message throughout the entire old testament! How tiring it is to talk the same talk over and over and over again. STOP going through the motions with our outer show and commune with HIM, get to KNOW Him and rest at His feet to Hear Him.

He says, we become as harlots, we are cheating on God, we are murderers, rebellious, thieves, loving gifts more than giver, following after our rewards, disobedient. God is saying you are committing adultery against me in every way and cheating me of my relationship with you.

God says in Jeremiah 2 what iniquity have you fathers find in me that they have gone far from me?

God is innocent! He begs us, "Come let us reason together." God is trying to get our attention, in every part of scripture that we would not be like the Israelites, He has given us His Word to teach us and guide us into truth and not be mislead by the wickedness of our own hearts.

He says, IF you be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the Land. Sounds to me IF is conditional along with YOU (me and you) are obedient, he follows with a BUT, IF you refuse (choices we make) and rebel we shall be devoured.

Examing our hearts is a daily process. It is a "checking" in of sorts. Running through our minds and tearing down strongholds that come upon us from unclean spirits that we entertain. We must KNOW our Scriptures and engraft them into our hearts. We must have a humble heart of repenting daily for falling away, our flesh, distractions, and the mental battles of deception.

Let us reason together as believers and encourage one another to repent, turn and seek God with a pure heart. Unload the "junk" that is blocking your heart from fully engaging with HIM.

Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand! Isnt that interesting they are the very first words recorded in the scriptures as Jesus began ministry. Repentance is a daily exercise to evaluate where are we at, and where should we be going. To repent means to change direction. How important it is to navigate our hearts daily.

May we all be aware of what is going on in our hearts and lives, and that we are seeking Him with everything we have.~Be Blessed.


The Power of our Words!

>> Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Strong’s Concordance 7965 SHALOM: Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.
Sar SHALOM (Prince of Peace) is one of the descriptive names the Bible uses to indicate the ministry and personality of the Messiah: Isaiah 9:6 - The Son of God is completely perfect in all things.
So in essence, when you speak out the word SHALOM, you are not only proclaiming peace, but all the above meanings of the word over that person - that’s a mighty blessing!!!
Our words have power! Prov 4:23 death and life are in the power of the tongue. When we speak out of the same mouth comes blessings and cursings James 3:10 these things ought not to be. When we use our words they are for one purpose or another, to bless or curse.
Within the Jewish culture it is customary to greet each other with the word SHALOM! What a gift this is, as they take very seriously the opportunity to bless each other. Consider it the next time you greet with a plain Hey or Hi! Our words have great meaning and effect on others, let us be wise to use our words to impact someone’s life with a blessing!!

Numbers 6:24-26: The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace (Shalom). And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them (Sar Shalom-the Prince of Peace!).
Let us also bless the Lord, Praise His name, and be found speaking the oracles of God rather than our own opinions or thoughts. 1 Pt4:8-11. Remember the saying "A penny for your thoughts" thats about all its worth! Share Gods word over others rather than our own and we will build up the Kingdom of God!


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