Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What is the National Anthem for the NEW NATION of GOD?

Thinking about the protest and respect lack by many for a symbol and an accepted anthem that represents this republic. 

Yet as a believer, we are part of the Nation of God. A new nation.  A peculiar people.  Adrift in a see of other boundaries but bound together by the fact that we have just one King.. Jesus.

So does our nation have an anthem?  A banner?  What is it, what does it represent?  Should we honor it or not?

I have always considered that a nation is a nation because we accept and honor our inherent agreed to organizational structure.  Government is something we do together.  Part of that is recognition that we are not an island unto ourselves.  We have every right to reject and object to the government we have... that makes you an outsider.

Just as those who reject the kingship of Jesus are separate from the Kingdom of God, not part of the Nation of God.  A nation without borders or boundaries.

Just musing as Prophets do.  But there is a parallel somewhere.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stale Manna

Sometimes it is better not to try to "Make Up" manna for the day.  It's better to let the manna fall from heaven, gather and take it to your family.

When a person preaches from someone else's book rather than from their own revelation, Stale Manna.
When a person preaches from an old sermon, Stale Manna
When a person feels compelled to say something, when God has given them nothing to say, Stale Manna.
When a person prophesying to someone falls into the trap of repeating old hackneyed promises of cars, house, relationship, write a book, open a school... etc.  STALE MANNA
When a person is so involved with the things of the world that he or she cannot shut down the noise and hear from God, you get Stale Manna.
When a person is trapped into performing because he promised to show up.. and he is dry.. Stale Manna

This is not condemnation.  I've done it and so have you.  I don't mind going back and looking at some old prophetic words I published, but they always have the smell of stale.

God is a big God.  Bigger than you and I imagine.  He is downloading to us fresh new glorious manna.  Serve it up in big dollops with joy.. or don't say a word.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Squandering Your Prophetic Gift

There are dangers in trying to claim a gift you don't have or have squandered.  Jeremiah was really hard on the false prophets in his day.  He wanted them killed.  The problem is voices inside drown out the voice of God.  Many people who claim to speak prophetically are speaking out of their bias, their culture, their experience, there prejudice, their anger, their fears, their mind, their flesh and even sometimes the DEVIL himself.

It has never been more clear as we see what should be a prophetic voice speaking to our culture, particularly in the USA.   What instead is coming from what should be prophetic voices are fleshly opinion, attitudes and bias.  The prophetic is squandered.

The last several days we have seen bombing, riots and shootings.  We see the same things in Europe. France is particularly infected  We see the same thing in Africa with Boku Harum, we see it with ISIS.  All the same exact demon.

There is an evil spirit loose on the world.  It's a global spirit.  It has different names, different players, different warped justifications, but it is the same spirit.  It's a spirit of resentment, riot and lawlessness. 

You can recognize this evil spirit, this demonic manifestation by the works manifested. When you see riot, burning, anger, damage, theft, looting, destruction, killing, fear, lawlessness, foul mouth, murder, victimization and separation, it is the invasion of a foul demon.  This demon has many names.  Apollyon is one of them.  The destroyer.  It is everywhere right now.  You can't preach against it.  You can't cooperate with it.  You can't negotiate with it. It wants to destroy everything it can touch. 

Nothing in the gifts of God or manifestations of  Holy Spirit look or act anything like this evil we see.  In fact when you consider the fruit of the spirit, it is direct opposite of what we see.  The demonic manifestation is the polar opposite of what Holy Spirit produces.  So when you see a lack of these things, you know of what spirit that is.. an UNHOLY SPIRIT.. a demon.

Galatians 5:22-23  Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things

When you consider the works of the flesh it is exactly what we are seeing.

Galatians 5:19-21 Your sinful nature - the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,   idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,  envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone in that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 

Even those who are Christ Followers can become consumed of an evil spirit.

Luke 9:52-56 They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
 Today we are seeing hundreds of former apostles and prophets consumed by this demon in anger and resentment.  They have squandered the gift they once had.  Many will be set down, disgraced and disbarred from standing before the throne.  They may make it to heaven, but it is time to identify the spirits that are loose in the world and worse has invaded the Body of Christ.  This is a falling away to the flesh and the devil.

I plead with those who formerly were men and women of God who have now fallen prey to this demon, get help, get deliverance.  You will lose everything if you stay on this path. You have been warned.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Facing the Giants

Life is full of Giants.  Some called Cancer.  Some called hate.  Some called fear.  Some are real, others imagined.

We don't have many Golieths walking the earth any more uttering out curses against the true and living God. 

It was VERY HIGH surf the last few days on the ocean.  GIANT waves.  I'm a good swimmer but even for me it was a challenge when something 8' high was about to crash over me. I know what to do in an undertow (swim sideways and let the current take you in).  I know enough NOT to try to fight the current to swim back to shore. A sure fire way to die.

No, facing those monster waves meant diving right in just below the peak.  Using them as transport to next.  Don't let them crash over you, you must run to the battle.  You could get hurt.  Use the power they have to your favor.  Don't fear, even when in over your head, stay cool and steady.

This metaphor is how life is.  We will all face very difficult situations in life. Bankruptcy.  Health issues.  Relationship situations.

All of these are meant to kill, disable, sideline or silence you.  There is only ONE CHOICE.  Don't avoid the battle. It's real.  You may not win, but you are better to die with courage on your lips than to die a coward. 

The world and it's spirits constantly is trying to scare you. There is a new Giant being portrayed every day. Some are fake giants. Some are real.  Knowing which is which is the issue.

Be strong and Courageous.  You are more able to defeat that giant you are facing than you know right now.  

And remember this from Father God, "You will never face any giants in your life alone". 

Even if you lose you win. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Danger in the Ministry of a Prophet

It is dangerous IF there is deception, misleading, blatant sin, hidden sin or abuse by leadership of those who are in the congregation. 

If a leader is whole, transparent and decent to those who call him or her Pastor, there will be no problems.  The prophet is happy to be there and the leader should be happy to have someone there to watch their back. A prophet to a leader with a pure heart will be his best friend in the spirit.

However if game playing begins, if sin is hidden, if abuse is taking place and you have a real prophet in the house, expect confrontation.  Expect exposure, first in private but without repentance in public.  It's how that gift and calling operates with leaders.  Danger

I don't want to know everything I know.  I don't try to "Find things out".  It just happens that I will know in my knower. The last thing I want to happen is confirmation.  I often hope I'm not hearing right.

You don't know the number of times when:
  • I know something I DIDN'T want to know and had to deal with it
  • When God called on me to confront hidden sin
  • When God called on me to pronounce what HE is going to do. (I had to tell an apostle once that his ministry was over and God was going to set him down).  He did. He is no longer in the ministry.
  • When God has had me tell someone their life was about to end and to get their house in order.
  • When a person believed they were called to the nations and I have to let them know they are called to the neighborhood.
  • When a person believes they are supposed to be in a big ministry and they aren't.  I don't kill the dream, I just don't reinforce it.

These things are really uncomfortable.  I don't enjoy it.  I don't relish it.    I would much rather speak smooth words over them.  Encouragement.  Help.  But that isn't to be.

Don't try to fool a true prophet.  He or she will smile, he will look tolerant.  But the Prophet knows.  You aren't fooling anyone.  You aren't hiding anything.  You are getting away with nothing.

Prophets aren't cops, they speak for God, they HEAR for God.  They reveal strategies.  Those who are prophetic but not prophets will often find themselves confused.  They will wonder.  The most deceived are those who say, "I didn't hear God say that".  They are hearing another voice and the voice of the true shepherd they do not hear.  This is part of the danger, too many people think they are hearing God and they aren't.

Prophets are dangerous.