Sorry I have not been posting regularly because I just finished proofing and publishing my new book. (see below)
My next book is on prayer. We have all neglected our conversations with God and most of all the art of listening to God. Pastors all too often value teachers and deacons more than the prayer intercessors in their church. But if the church had a core of intercessors there is so much more victory. God wants pastors to nurture the people who pray with encouragement and meet with them often to share personal needs and challenges, so they can pray a shield of protection. Prayer will change troubled people in your church calming attacks from the enemy. A church that is in prayer agreement is less likely to have division. The Holy Spirit is calling the church to build up its people in prayer because where two or more agree in prayer there is power beyond our understanding.
Just published my latest book and its for sale on Amazon. The Kindle edition is not quite ready for sale. Planning on writing my next book about prayer, so I need to get started and blog more. Spent the last month getting my book ready for Amazon. Enjoy and be blessed!
We all know people who say they are a Christian, but something just isn’t right. We know Christians who adamantly proclaim someone who is famous as a Christian, but how do we know? We are not judges. We don’t know if someone prayed to accept Jesus Christ or wanted to get baptized but were delayed until it was too late. Some sheep look like Christians because they go to church, pay tithing and are even in leadership positions. But we need the help of the Holy Spirit to know who are really Christians so we know if we should accept their leadership, otherwise they could lead us from our walk with God. The scriptures say that even the elect will be deceived by the spirit of antichrist. God forbid that we would be deceived in these last days. God did not leave us helpless without wisdom or understanding. He sent his apostle Paul to the Gentiles giving them the words to know the fruits of a real Christian, so we will not be deceived.
Here is your guideline. This is your template for holding up to the results of people’s lives to know truth. In order to make wise decisions we have to know truth and worldly people do not know the truth. Follow this simple scripture in who you choose to follow in life and you will not be deceived by the anti-Christ. I am not saying you need to confront these people, nor the others who follow them, but just be aware yourself to make the correct decisions.
Romans 12: 9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.[e]12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly;[f] do not claim to be wiser than you are. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God;[g] for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (NRSV)
Ok to clarify: a true Christian is filled with love. Jesus said clearly that is how we will know who His followers are. A true Christian is not proud thinking he is better than other people. Do you know people who pray faithfully, have joy, patience and hope? Seek out those people and thank God they are in your life. A Christian does not seek revenge nor attack their enemies, because the consuming love of God has filled their thoughts. God is warning us: do not be overcome by evil, but we in Jesus name will overcome ALL evil with the goodness of Jesus Christ. Even better stop right now and pray how does your Christian life line up with the word of God.
My current book I am writing is about prayer. I am learning the more I pray the more that is being revealed about how prayer works. How amazing that God gave us the ability to communicate with Him, but He communicates back with us it’s not with just words, but the fruits of the HolyContinue reading “Inspiring Prayer Will Change Your Life”
The Master plan is for Christians to climb Mt. Zion as a team. Each team member supports each other during the grueling ascent. Secured to one another with ropes, spiritual climbers can make it to the top safely and keep each other from sliding into the crevasses of sin. When the team nears the topContinue reading “Climbing Mount Zion (Pt VII)”
“For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:36 Unprepared Christian climbers can easily slip into crevasses of past sin. Avalanches engulf the spiritually unprepared with the cares of this world choking out spiritual goals. Altitude sickness, better known to the ChristianContinue reading “Climbing Mount Zion (Pt VI)”
The most important step a person can take on their trek to the Kingdom of Heaven is to first seek to know the King Himself. A person born into the kingdom has a new life with spiritual eyes and ears to respond to the leading of His Spirit. We need to seek the place where the King lives. The only way to please a king is to be an active citizen of His kingdom by obeying and submitting to His authority. Only when you live under the Lordship of the King will you truly be living in the Kingdom.
Prayer builds our relationship with the King and strengthens us to bring our thoughts into line with His perfect will. The Holy Spirit’s purpose on earth is to do this transforming work within our hearts.
The most valuable possession a person can have is a real relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. When we live in this relationship, we are rich, but not with earthly possessions. True riches, in Christ Jesus, are to have a lasting relationship with Him. Everlasting victory comes when we realize that our relationship with Jesus is the most valuable asset we will ever have. Our relationship with God will continue to grow if we continue to obey Him.
Through prayer in the Holy Spirit we need to focus our thoughts upon the Father asking for a fuller understanding of His love. But prayer is so hard in our age of multimedia to take the time to be quiet before the Lord and listen to His spiritual promptings. The value of prayer cannot be underestimated because the intimate knowledge of God as our loving Father is essential for a successful walk through this life in preparation for eternity. We cannot thank Jesus enough for opening a way into this relationship with God as our Father. We are so thankful that He sent the Comforter the Holy Spirit to give us spiritual eyes to see our new relationship with your Father. Prayer refreshes our spirit and changes our heart so we can let our guard down to finally trust God. Through continued prayer we will recognize that we are the apple of His eye seeing His plan for our life.
and the many become contaminated and defiled by it;
Hebrews 12:14-15 AMP
God’s plan is for us to recognize that we are consecrated in His presence through prayer. Remember daily who you are in Christ never forgetting and falling back to the old way of thinking. Each day ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any resentment you may be keeping. This is serious because the side effects of bitterness and hatred will ruin your relationship with God. Expose old sniveling resentments from our twisted past residing deep within your soul. Take note of past hurts and bitterness that will damage all your relationships even with God. Resentment is a cancer of the soul that ruins a person’s outlook on life. Unforgiveness has a price that will be paid on the judgement day but also causes problems in your everyday life. Selfishness tricks our brains into thinking that God is not in control, so we try to live life on our own.
Ascend Mount Zion in the Spirit through prayer because it is an actual place. Climbing the mount is the only way to comprehend the Kingdom of Heaven, while living in this world. Even though we live in the world, we are not of the world, because our citizenship is in heaven. The Lord is calling His citizens to come and dwell at the top of Mt. Zion, where we can enter His holy place and learn about Him. The time is short, so now is the time for saints to ascend the mount. The scripture is the map that leads us into the realm of the heavenlies. The Holy Spirit is a light for this map, so we can find the paths of righteousness. God is calling the church to partake in His Kingdom to develop a close relationship with Him.
“It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
The Kingdom of Heaven is a place that Jesus has prepared for the saints. His kingdom is more real than any physical place on this earth because it is eternal. Saints who walk by faith have access to the kingdom and can move there forever. Many Christians think that heavenly things are only for the future, but God wants to provide blessings for us while we live on this earth.
“Father, I desire that they also,
whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am,
to behold my glory which thou hast given me
in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.”
John 17:24 RSV
Jesus wants us to be citizens of His Kingdom. He has prepared a place for each of us individually and it is His personal prayer that we enter the kingdom to share His joy. By the anointing of the Holy Spirit we can partake of these rich things of God.