May our Elders obey God

May our elders be wise…
Ever wonder why God told ministers to instruct elders in the community?

Titus 2: 2 Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.

We are taught to respect our elders, but here, we see God instructing His servants to teach elders to live worthy of respect.

Clearly, this is not always the case:

Ecclesiastes 10:1
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor; so doth a little folly in him that hath a reputation for wisdom and honor.

In Job 32 we read:

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

Clearly, just because someone is old, or even recognized as an elder, does not make them obedient to God.


I heard an expression in Africa I liked: ‘When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.’

No one can replace our lives message if we continue to grow in wisdom and understanding, we become a great gift to generations to come…

As we grow in years, we must grow in wisdom…

As one person said: ‘The best time to start seeking and growing in wisdom was years ago, the second best time, is today!’

James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, grant us wisdom, beyond our years, our frailties, our foolishness, and our passions, that will leave a mark on this world, for generations to come, a legacy of honor that will glorify Your name. In Your precious name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

The Great!

The Great I?

Pr 20:6 ¶ Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

“Look what God did for ME. Look at what I did! I built that!”

The insidious voice of pride…

Lucifer was the chief worship leader in heaven, yet he became lifted up in pride…
God only gives grace to the humble..

What about Jesus? His grace, goodness, gifts given that made it all possible. What about the person next to you, can we get out of ourselves long enough to at least ask how they are doing, and pray for them, or help them, recognizing that Jesus loves them too? Just sayin….

Let’s pray:
‘Father, put a muzzle on my mouth where I am blowing my own horn, and turn my testimony into praise, honor and glory to you. Help me to be faithful to you Lord Jesus, Amen’

The Poor are Rich!


I do not usually use anyone else’s material, but these words leaped off that page at me.

A Trustworthy Name

I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. (Zephaniah 3:12)

When true religion is ready to die out among the wealthy it finds a home among the poor of this world, rich in faith.
The Lord has even now His faithful remnant. Am I one of them?

Perhaps it is because men are afflicted and poor that they learn to trust in the name of the Lord.
He that hath no money must try what he can do on trust. He whose own name is good for nothing in his own esteem, acts wisely to rest in another name, even that best of names, the name of Jehovah. God wilt always have a trusting people, and these will be an afflicted and poor people. Little as the world thinks of them, their being left in the midst of a nation is the channel of untold blessings to it. Here we have the conserving salt which keeps in check the corruption which is in the world through lust.
Again the question comes home to each one of us. Am I one of them? Am I afflicted by the sin within me and around me? Am I poor in spirit, poor spiritually in my own judgment? Do I trust in the Lord? This is the main business. Jesus reveals the name, the character, the person of God; am I trusting in Him? If so, I am left in this world for a purpose. Lord, help me to fulfill it. Wood John

As I read this quote today, it provoked me to thinking…

I thought of people who’s walk with the Lord I admire, and I think of God’s servant Heidi Baker, when she had completed her Phd in systematic theology, and God told her and Rolland, to “Go to Mozambique, and sit with the poor, and learn about my kingdom’.
Heidi Baker humility

I think Jesus, the great king, is also the greatest of servants and loves to use, poor, broken people, to teach us about Him. He is love, He is mercy, and He is humble.

In all my study, and depths of prayer and soul searching, I see the needs of this broken world, and am reminded that His love, His power, His grace are sufficient, but if I want to see it.

Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Heaven is where the power of the Holy Spirit is authorized from. This is where the Father, receives our prayers through Jesus our high priest and answers in signs, wonders, and miracles…

How I long to see the power of God in the earth, healing the sick, mending shattered lives, hearts, dreams.

Yet, the kingdom of heaven is for those who are poor in spirit, yet rich in faith.

Today, I see tremendous things occurring in his kingdom and I have the privilege to be part of some of them. Yet, in my own life and family, I need some miracles….

If you are truthful with Him, so do you…

For these, let us come together before Him, and humbly ask:
cross cry

“Father, I need you. Your power, Your provision, Your grace, Your wisdom, Your understanding, Your insight into my life, that I might walk before You, pure, and able to be some sort of solution to this broken hurting world. Jesus, though You have gifted me greatly, I, just like the poorest of the poor, see my great need of You. Meet with me today, and do what only You can do.’

Seeking God in these last days!

2 Peter 3;3 ¶ Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Peter 3:3-12 speaks about the second coming of the Lord.

Though no one knows the day and the hour, seems Christians forget that Jesus is coming back, and these are the last day that we are living in.

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Ministers are diligently preparing you for this event, that looms upon the curtain of time, imminently. No man knows the day and the hour, but surely the prophetic signs are in the earth, showing us clearly that the time is now!

Mt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
So many give no thought to eternal life and the things of God!

Scoffers, mockers, fools thinking that the second coming of Jesus is like some sort of fairy tale or legend, made up by creative imaginations! Not the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, or Disney story: Jesus is real, and His kingdom is among us, in great power!

Lu 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Lu 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
It is time to again, seek the Lord, and not become weary in well doing.

De 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Ps 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

How well I have learned that pain can be a wonderful instructor – truth rejected has consequences…
Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Zep 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.

Heb 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

There is a king, and a kingdom violently moving in the earth. It is a time for passion and zeal for the Lord of Hosts, to find His specific plans, purposes, for your life, for time in the earth is short.

Today, as I read: This is what I feel strongly: Seek Him, Jesus, your king. It is not time for business as usual, complacency, or the natural order of life. Seek Him, and whatever He says: Do it!
Let’s pray: ‘Father, I have given you my life. Help me to carve out the time I need, to read your Word, pray in other tongues. Send ministry into my life, to feed my spirit, and may I be diligent to seek you again, with passion and zeal, that You might be found. Speak to me, touch me, order my steps, and show me the things that are of critical timing for your specific plans for me and my family. Let me not become complacent or comfortable with life as usual. Meet with me Father, as only you can, in your name I pray, Lord Jesus! Amen!’

The Tremblings of God’s Presence

The Tremblings of God’s Presence

Ps 119: 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
Isa 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

One translation of the old English word, ‘trembleth’ means, ‘to shiver’. Ever been in a worship service, where God who inhabits the praises of His people, shows up in power? I have, and often I find myself, eyes closed, locked in with Him, weeping, shaking, shivering, wondering if I will still be able to stand up in His presence and power.

Am I afraid of the deep searing intimacy that comes to me in those moments?

Not sure, for as painful and savage as some of these encounters are, these are the very thing for which I am created. To meet with Him, God Almighty, heart to heart, face to face.

There is life in these encounters, and I change in the light of His glory. You will too!
Lets pray
Let’s pray:
Lift your hands and look to God in heaven:
‘Father God, please meet my friend reading this with a savage in breaking of your love. Wreck them with your presence and intimacy, and shake them of everything except your kingdom that cannot be shaken. Give them courage to face your searing light and love, and to meet with you here, daily. In your name I pray Lord Jesus. Amen.’

A Word for the United States

Prophetic Word for United States:

2 Kings 6:11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?
12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

Here we see military strategies that had been devised against the people of God, revealed by God, through his prophet Elisha.

Accuracy in revelation and timing, saved Israel time and time again, and when Syria finally decided to rid the earth of this troublesome prophet, the entire army was struck blind, taken on a rope tour that should have been to their deaths, yet were shown love, mercy, and kindness, and Scripture records:

2 Kings 6:23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

Great way to stop a war, with love and kindness!

Hear the Word of the Lord: ‘So I have released much greater prophetic anointing, revelation, and insight to my servants the prophets in the United States of America. As demons, working through wicked men, continue to attempt to destroy this nation, so I give insight into their plots, with great accuracy, preventing their destructions. Though many of these wicked leaders shall be destroyed, by the love and mercy exhibited through my servants, many of their followers shall come into my kingdom, and receive salvation. As you know, there are many angels accompanying the prophetic offices involved: do not fear their attacks, for I will deliver and promote you through them.’

Let’s pray: ‘Father, we recognize the office of the prophet in this land, and apostolic authority exercised here in this land. May each of us be alert, vigilant, and quick to respond to your directives; fully obedient to you Holy Spirit during this season of intense spiritual warfare against this nation. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

Personality, Prayer and Promises:

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I have noticed folks that build ministries and businesses upon their great personality, and prayer. They are wonderful people, and they really go for it, and they pray God bless their plans, and because God is love, to a certain measure, He does.

Kenneth E Hagin wrote a great book, entitled ‘Plans, purposes and pursuits.’ where he speaks about the criticalness of discovering God’s plans for our lives. We can seek God’s blessing on our plans, and struggle with it, or we can fight until we discover the plan for which we are created, and walk in it, and His plans are already blessed.

Yet, as their organizations grow, they become unable to fulfill their promises, despite their good intentions. Why? Because they forgot to investigate fully God’s promises given to us in His Word, and accurately hear Holy Spirit for His sovereign plan.

So, the years go by, and there is little or no stability in their lives, hence instability in their families, ministries, and businesses…We must hear accurately, and build upon the Word of God!

When we do, no matter what storms come, we with weather them all, and we won’t have to seek God’s blessing upon what we do, for His promises are already blessed. Inside of each promise is His power to fulfill that Word!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, teach me Your Word! I every area of my life and calling that I am moving in my will, not yours, show me clearly, and give me courage to change. Show me how to apply your Word in each and every area of my life! In the areas where I am not rooted and grounded, show me, and give me the courage to face whatever painful truth I might need to, that I might find peace, stability, and grace, and the ability to impart it to others..In Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen”