Thursday, June 25, 2015

What Are You a Doing Moses?



Perspective is everything isn't it?
It is easy to lose perspective while on the field of battle.

Many times, when we lose perspective, and get caught up in battles that we seem to be losing,
we will begin to look for somebody to blame, or a way out of the battle..

As I was praying over some recent errors of my own, The Lord showed me the battle between The Children of  Israel and the Amalekites.

I can imagine there was a warrior or two that were getting weary in battle. I got a picture of a warrior covered in sweat and blood. They see comrades falling beside them. It seems they win, then lose, then win, then lose. I imagine it must have gotten frustrating at times. 

I then saw this warrior looking up and seeing Moses sitting high up away from the battle, sitting on a rock having his support team holding up his arms

 I wonder if a warrior or two thought to themselves: 

"What are you doing Moses? Sitting up there, resting on a rock, can't even hold your own hands up, you even have people to do that for you. Come down here and help!"


From their perspective, Moses may have looked like he didn't care about their plight. From their perspective it may have seemed like they were sent into battle by a leader who thought he was to important to come down the hill and fight in the battle.

Oh, but how wrong they would have been. 

From the perspective of  Moses,  he heard the command of The Lord,  He raised The Staff of The Lord, and saw that when he lowered his hands, the ones he sent into battle, began to be overcome. So he stood and held his arms up until the point of exhaustion. He knew he could not leave the warriors on the field to lose, so Aaron and Hur came to his side, to hold his arms high. Imagine the pain in his hands and arms as the blood drained from them, and his muscles began to cramp.

If he would have left his place, and joined the battlefield, the warriors would have been defeated, along with Moses.


Perspective Is Everything


Exodus 17:8-16 (NLT)

Israel Defeats the Amalekites

8 While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. 9 Moses commanded Joshua, “Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.”

10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 11 As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. 12 Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.

14 After the victory, the Lord instructed Moses, “Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua: I will erase the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 Moses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-Nissi (which means “the Lord is my banner”). 16 He said, “They have raised their fist against the Lord’s throne, so now[a] the Lord will be at war with Amalek generation after generation.”





















Monday, June 22, 2015

Time To Pray






It's Time to Pray!
It's time to PRAY, God healed us before, he can heal us again!
Posted by Woodlawn: Dare to Believe on Thursday, 18 June 2015











                           PRAY








Friday, June 19, 2015

What Does Powerful Faith Look Like?





What Does Powerful Faith Look Like?
What Does The Faith Of Christ Look Like?
What Does History Changing Faith Look Like?

It may look different than we have learned.

The Body of Christ will need to fully embrace the truths In this Chapter of Scripture


                   




Hebrews 11 New Living Translation (NLT)


1Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.

4 It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith.

5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

7 It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.

8 It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. 9 And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. 10 Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.

11 It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise. 12 And so a whole nation came from this one man who was as good as dead—a nation with so many people that, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them.

13 All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. 14 Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own. 15 If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. 16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

17 It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, 18 even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.”19 Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.

20 It was by faith that Isaac promised blessings for the future to his sons, Jacob and Esau.

21 It was by faith that Jacob, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff.

22 It was by faith that Joseph, when he was about to die, said confidently that the people of Israel would leave Egypt. He even commanded them to take his bones with them when they left.

23 It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command.

24 It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward. 27 It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. 28 It was by faith that Moses commanded the people of Israel to keep the Passover and to sprinkle blood on the doorposts so that the angel of death would not kill their firstborn sons.

29 It was by faith that the people of Israel went right through the Red Sea as though they were on dry ground. But when the Egyptians tried to follow, they were all drowned.

30 It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down.

31 It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey God. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.

32 How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. 33 By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. 35 Women received their loved ones back again from death.

But others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection. 36 Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. 37 Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half,[d] and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. 38 They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.






   









   





Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Holy Spirit and Power





                                 



We must learn how to access all the Power that lies dormant, there in its full potential, within The Word and His Church.

When Jesus declared That He would build His Church and The Gates of Hell would not prevail against her, He also empowered that to be so.

We don't have to guess or argue what that should look like. He fully demonstrated it and declared it to be so on earth. 

When John The Baptist asked if He was the one. Jesus responded by telling him of the miracles being done and The Gospel being preached. 

The Word of God Made Flesh, DEMONSTRATED, what The Church He Would build, should and MUST be to be all He Declared HER to BE.

He then Continued HIS Ministry THROUGH His Church, see The Great Commission.

In Acts 10:38 The Word says that God ANOINTED Jesus, The Word Made Flesh, with The Holy Spirit And POWER, who went about doing Good and Healing all who were oppressed and held Captive of The Devil.

The Disciples were told not to leave Jerusalem until They Were Filled The POWER of The Holy Spirit. 

They had The Scripture, The Pharisees knew The Scripture more than anyone,anywhere, ever, yet Jesus said that was not enough. 

They needed The ONE who would empower them to access fully ALL the POWER dormant in all of The Precious Promises of Scripture and The Kingdom of God.

Error occurs when we don't understand the Plans and Purposes of The Lord. When we make our own way, instead of following His.

He, and The Early Church, taught and demonstrated The Purpose of The Gospel and The Power of God.

For this purpose Jesus came to Destroy ALL the Works of The a Devil.
He, and His Church, do this by fulfilling a The Great Commission and understanding ACTS 10.

There are those who preach the word with no power and out of Gods Purpose in error.

Then there are those who understand, have knowledge, and in faith, preach The Word with full expectation that The Holy Spirit is establishing Gods Kingdom in The a Hearts of man, and on Earth.




Acts 10:34-46Amplified Bible (AMP)

34 And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons,
35 But in every nation he who venerates and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed [by Him].

36 You know the contents of the message which He sent to Israel, announcing the good news (Gospel) of peace by Jesus Christ, Who is Lord of all—
37 The [same] message which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee after the baptism preached by John—

38 How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and,in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.

39 And we are [eye and ear] witnesses of everything that He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And [yet] they put Him out of the way (murdered Him) by hanging Him on a tree;

40 But God raised Him to life on the third day and caused Him to be manifest (to be plainly seen),
41 Not by all the people but to us who were chosen (designated) beforehand by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.

42 And He charged us to preach to the people and to bear solemn testimony that He is the God-appointed and God-ordained Judge of the living and the dead.

43 To Him all the prophets testify (bear witness) that everyone who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him, giving himself up to Him] receives forgiveness of sins through His name.

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the message.

45 And the believers from among the circumcised [the Jews] who came with Peter were surprised and amazed, because the free gift of the Holy Spirit had been bestowed and poured out largely even on the Gentiles.

46 For they heard them talking in [unknown] tongues (languages) and extolling and magnifying God.



Luke 7:19-23 (NLT)

19 and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting,or should we keep looking for someone else?”

20 John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?’”

21 At that very time, Jesus cured many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he restored sight to many who were blind. 22 Then he told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor. 23 And tell him, ‘God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.”





Acts 1:8 (AMP)

8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.




Acts 2 (NKJV)

1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”

Peter’s Sermon
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. 25 For David says concerning Him:

‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’

29 “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:

‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”


40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.


                           


Mark 16:14-20 (NKJV)


14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 

17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand
19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.



                             







Wednesday, June 10, 2015

We Are One Body





Sometimes a picture is all you need. 
What scripture would you put here?

Pray in the spirit as you examine this artwork. 

Then PRAY FOR YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS


















Monday, June 8, 2015

What to Declare- When faced with Trials & Temptations






I am taking a break from the videos and will writing more. This is something written during a time of Trial & Temptation. Let it stir you.


Declare

When you feel like the children of Israel
Pressed against The Red Sea!

This is what the declaration
Of your mouth needs to be!


That Jesus Christ Is Lord, over all The Earth
And by His mighty hand, your deliverance will be birthed

He is your saviour, your God, your Lord
He is your Father, who is watching diligently over His WORD!

He loves you more, than your human heart can understand
He has paid the price, with His Blood, so you could inherit HIS Land!

He has given you all things freely
That pertain to this life

He has given you Faith and Joy
To replace Fear and Strife

There is only one thing that
You must be diligent to do

That is to open your mouth BOLDLY
And DECLARE HIS WORD TO BE TRUE!

Look at bondage
And declare I am free

Look at blindness
And declare I can see!

Look at fear
And declare I am full of Faith!

Look at depression
And declare strength for the race

Then look away from the problem
And to His Glorious Throne

For in Truth and in Spirit
That is your true Home

And say
I am not weak

But strengthened with ALL MIGHT
According To His POWER

I AM WAGING AND WINNING THE GOOD FIGHT!
I AM NOT SICK


BUT THE HEALED OF THE LORD
THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL


I HAVE FULL FAITH IN HIS WORD!
I AM NOT FULL OF SIN


BUT WASHED CLEAN BY THE BLOOD
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MY HELPER


EVEN AS THE ENEMY IS COMING LIKE A FLOOD


So say with me, with a shout from your heart
Say it boldly, say it loud, tear the enemy's lies apart!

I am a child of Light
A new creature in Christ!

I am Born Again, Blood Bought
And full of Power and Might!

I am the head and not the tail
Above only and not beneath

I have on His Mighty Armour
His all powerful SWORD in my sheath

In Him, I stand strong
In Him, I stand Tall

For He who keeps me
IS LORD OF ALL

I AM FREE

I AM FREE

I AM FREE

AND IN HIM WILL FOREVER BE

FREE


















Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Blood Of Jesus






I claim all the benefits of His Obedient Life. 
And The Blood Shed in Garden of Gethsemane! 

I claim all the benefits of His Suffering. 
And The Blood Shed, by His Stripes and Beatings!! 

I claim all the benefits of His Sacrificial Death. 
And The Blood shed On The Cross!!! 

I claim all the benefits and Power of His Ressurection! 
And The Blood Sprinkled On The Mercy Seat!!!!