Saturday, January 30, 2016
If you are to establish My kingdom in your own life, you must walk in the light--the light of truth, righteousness, justice, and peace. Do not allow the darkness of the kingdoms of the world to overtake you in any way. Stand resolutely in the anointing and glory of My presence, says the Lord. Make the decision to walk in the light of My Spirit in every situation and circumstance. Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
I just felt led by the Lord to encourage some of you who have been waiting for what seems like forever for a fresh outpouring of God's Spirit. This wonderful time is about to come for all who have been diligently waiting and preparing for it, so get ready to receive a torrent and downpour of fresh anointing such as like you have never experienced or imagined before. You have asked for it all, and God has been the One who has been preparing you for it. And yes, it is coming; so expect it!
JOEL 2:29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
Take hope because God’s breakthrough and fresh outpouring usually comes in our greatest time of emptiness, brokenness, and desperation; and it is when we have reached our uttermost inability that God’s divine ability floods through. So the Lord wants you to know not to despair or lose hope because He has planned this from the beginning. Your wineskin has been recreated to receive an abundance of new wine, and this wine will truly be God’s best wine. You will not be disappointed!
JER 31:25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."
So repent like it says in the scripture below and continue to just wait before the Lord in your own personal upper room and soon a mighty rushing wind will fill the place you are praying and overtake you. Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise and the atmosphere of Heaven and God’s presence will manifest in your home and life once again like never before. Your life is not over, it is just beginning; and soon you will overflow with rivers of living water with continuous joy!
AC 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
I had a conversation with a friend a few weeks ago about Esther and her journey. The stages of preparation, presentation and then demonstration she went through.
This afternoon the words have been going over and over in my spirit “It has been a time of preparation, now it’s the time of presentation and demonstration” and I kept seeing the face of Esther again before me.
The atmosphere around me was pregnant with “For such a time as this” and I could feel hope and anticipation arising in the Spirit.
As I pondered what I had heard, I felt the Lord highlight the forerunners and those who have yielded themselves to the process and to the fire of God. That there has been an intense time of preparation. There has been fire on levels that many have not known before. Prophets have been facing fires that are seven times hotter. Forerunners and forefront leaders taken into a season of intense shaking, moulding, pruning and purging. I felt the Lord highlighting those who have said YES, those who have embraced the fire and embraced the process to which He has been leading them on, EVEN when they don’t understand that the season of preparation for the next step of destiny has come to an end. There is a shifting that is taking place in the spirit right now.
It’s time for the PRESENTATION and DEMONSTRATION. The Lord has been fashioning hearts, hearts of purity to seek Him and Him alone. To be in the place of truly seeking to know His heart, and to hear His voice, to BE WITH HIM, simply just to BE with Him. He has been developing DEEP DEEP levels of intimacy in the fire and in the shaking and the process many have walked has led them to a greater place of surrender and humility before the Lord which has opened up a glorious new level of divine romance with the King of Kings.
There has been a ‘hiddenness’ that many have been in as the Lord has dealt with the heart and shaped character. The Lord is looking for pure hearts and pure motives and as the forerunners and those in the body of Christ have yielded to the process, they are now moving into the season of PRESENTATION and DEMONSTRATION.
Get ready to be called for! Get ready for huge doors of favour to open up to you that you could not even imagine and DO NOT BE SCARED FOR YOU HAVE BEEN PREPARED.
Your intimacy with Him and what He has done in your heart in the season of preparation has made you ‘steadfast’ in Him. DO NOT be scared!
The Lord is about to place the forerunners and those who have yielded to His process on platforms of favour, I saw huge levels and doors of favour opening up over night for some, incredible connections with people of influence and destiny doors not just opening a crack but swinging WIDE open BECAUSE He wants to DEMONSTRATE His POWER, His GLORY, His GOODNESS and His LOVE in SIGNIFICANT ways.
In the fire character has been developed and strength has been developed, not in one’s ability but IN HIM!!! The place of deep surrender and humility, the Lord is releasing many into their PRESENTATION and DEMONSTRATION season that is going to see the greatest harvest of fruit released from their life that they have ever seen. As they have been through the fire, and yielded they have come to a place of giving ALL GLORY to Him. A heart cry for HIM to be seen!!!
The power of God is going to move through these ones in ways they have never imagined and in places they could never have dreamed of, flowing from the divine dance of love with Him. A fresh expression of His LOVE and POWER will be demonstrated. The King of Kings is taking the stage in the lives of the forerunners to SHINE, SHINE, SHINE!
These ones arising are arising with MOUTHS FULL OF HOPE!!!!! The demonstration of Jesus through them in power, is going to shift the most impossible circumstances as they step forward into their destiny, free of striving but in the slipstream of grace.
You have been prepared for such a time as this!! (Esther 4:14) The preparation season you have walked hasn’t been for nothing. The opposition of the enemy has been relentless because he has been terrified of what you are stepping into.. YOUR PRESENTATION AND DEMONSTRATION SEASON!
You have felt Me nudging you on secret habits. You know what you do that does not please Me. Some habits of My People are unbecoming of saints, and may delay your blessings from Me, as I desire you would sanctify your life for Me.
Release these to Me, My Children, and allow Me to cleanse you of these unseemly attributes.
Come up higher. Draw near to Me, and bask in My Love. It has the power to change you.
Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
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Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7
Each year, a group of respected prophets from around the nation meets to seek the Lord's will for the upcoming season. There are keys to our success as well as admonitions for us in the word of the Lord for the year that we need to pay heed to – not only on a personal level, but also on a corporate level.
Although we label these words from the Lord with each calendar year, it is important to understand that God exists outside of man's time. He works according to seasons, and we will often see a word for the "year" corresponding with both the Hebrew and Greco-Roman calendars. We will also frequently see a certain theme or concept carry over from one year to the next as the Lord continues to carry out His plan. (Photo via Pixabay)
Along with timing, it is key to understand the role we play as workers in God's Kingdom to see prophecy come to pass. Without understanding that prophecy requires action on our part, we might become upset when a prophetic word seems unfulfilled.
Disappointment can stir up questions like, "Did I hear God?" or, "Did I miss what God was trying to say?" We may even become jaded and confused, wondering if prophecy is real today.
Prophecy is a road map that gives us strategic information, but it is not the same as the concept of fate. For those who believe in fate, they feel the future cannot be changed or altered; life is what it is, and nothing can be done about it.
As Believers, we know God has given us a free will. We are responsible for making choices, and Scripture gives us the guidelines we need to follow in order to be blessed. While God does foreknow the end from the beginning, we still have to choose. Without the ability to partner with God to shift things, what would be the purpose of prayer?
Contending for the Promise
Often, we are given a prophetic word so we can contend to see the prophecy fulfilled. It is important to remember the enemy does not want you to reap the benefits of the promises of God, so spiritual warfare may be needed.
Though our prayers are immediately answered by the Lord in the spiritual realm, it takes persistent prayer for those answers to manifest in the physical realm. The word gives us hope to stand and believe in the midst of adverse circumstances.
This reminds me of the story of Daniel. After praying and fasting for Israel to be freed from Babylon, the archangel Michael finally arrived. He told Daniel that God heard his prayers right away, but a principality – who was the ruling power of darkness over the region – held him back for 21 days. Though Daniel's prayers were heard and acted upon instantly, it was his prayers of perseverance that allowed the archangel to ultimately break through! (Photo by Jennifer Page "Warrior Angel"via elijahshopper.com)
What if Daniel had become frustrated before his breakthrough and given up? He would have never seen God's plan fulfilled.
We must play an active role in seeing God's prophetic word manifest in our lives.
How to Stay Hopeful
While believing for the word of the Lord to come to pass in your life, allow the promises of God to give you hope and sustain you. Don't allow the enemy to sow seeds of discouragement while waiting for the fulfillment!
As you begin to hear the word of the Lord for the year, let's take a look at how to strategically respond to it:
1. Read through the entire word and take notes. Are there any points that the Holy Spirit is amplifying to you? By this I mean, is there a resonance in your heart given by God to pay attention in a special way to a particular portion?2. Use the word to take stock of your life. Are there any points that are admonitions to make an adjustment? (For example, if the prophecy says this is the year to "see the door," are you actively praying for God to show you the doors He wants you to walk through? This might be related to a transition in jobs, churches, or even a geographic move.) Seek God about any changes He might be asking you to make.3. Write decrees for yourself and your family from the Word of the Lord. As you hear God speak about what He wants to do or release, make the words personal and decree them over yourself, your family, and even your city. This helps your heart maintain a posture of faith, even when the spiritual battles intensify.
Though we must prayerfully battle for the future God has for us, He has given us the tools we need to grab hold of His promises and enjoy them in our lives. We already have victory in Jesus' name! It will be rewarding to look back over the way God has strategically used the current word of the Lord in your life when the calendar turns in 12 months. Believe His words for yourself and your loved ones, and you will see God do incredible things in your lives this year!
The Bible talks about the root of bitterness. Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
If something has a root then it means that its a thing that goes deep. Offenses do come because we live in an imperfect fallen world full of hatred and pride and everybody wants to be their own god and do things their own way but unforgiveness shall condemn your soul to an eternal hell of torment and destruction.
If we refuse to forgive and overcome all offenses by the power of the love of God then we in actual fact place ourselves through wilful pride above Almighty God as judge. Many people, even Christians still walk around with roots of bitterness being kept in bondage by demons of offence and unforgiveness. These people do not know the power of God's peace and they live in constant torment. Sometimes we can be so blinded by our own pride that we expect God to grant us forgiveness but refuse to release and forgive those who have caused hurt in our hearts.
Bitterness is breeding ground for demonic activity and its foolishness to nurture offenses. It's like a knife being stuck in your chest and the Lord wants to pull it out and release you from your pain and torment but you choose to treasure it like its a pet of some sort. The people or person who has caused you pain normally goes on with their lives but you choose to live in a place of torment. Every time you think about the one who offended you it aggravates you.
How many times do you fail God in a day and how many sins are covered by His holy love? Jesus admonished us in Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus said unto him, I say not unto you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
The most powerful weapon that we have as children of God is the power of His love. Consider what God accomplished through the cross of Jesus Christ. Through a demonstration of His conquering love He destroyed and forever defeated the whole kingdom of darkness.
A suggested prayer:
Righteous Father I now choose to bring every person before Your holy throne of love, mercy, forgiveness and grace that have done me wrong and that have used and abused me throughout my life even since birth. God I acknowledge that I'm angry and offended because I have been harbouring offenses because of deep hurt and pain. My heart is fragile Jesus but Your love is my release and freedom. Lord i choose to encourage myself to completely forgive and renounce every deep root of bitterness within my heart through Your perfect example. When You hung upon that cross Jesus You were innocent but because of Your great love, while surrounded by Your enemies, you made the decision to forgive.
I now do the same because my struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the kingdom of darkness because they want to see me end up in hell. I declare against you Satan in the holy name of Jesus the risen Son of God that I renounce all your works and all your deceptions that kept me in bondage. Through Christ I declare freedom by the power of God's love and by the ministry of the Holy Spirit we nail your roots of bitterness to the cross of Jesus Christ. Father God release the fire of Your love and cleanse my heart of all offenses in the name of Jesus. I receive Your peace as You wash me in the blood of Jesus.
Jesus where I have bitterness or unforgiveness against myself I ask forgiveness and release. Please empower me Lord God to love myself and my fellow man by the standard of Your love. Holy Spirit please penetrate my foundation and completely root out the tree of bitterness and unforgiveness with all it's different branches. God come a consuming fire and displace the works of darkness. Where there is strong resistance I release the hammer of God's authority according to Jeremiah 23:29 to strike through every wall, barricade and satanic stronghold in the name of Jesus. I by faith Lord Jesus now call forth a kingdom of God invasion to dismantle the works of darkness to the foundation of every root in Jesus name. Transform me Father, cleanse me and wash me and be my ability to walk in the power of the holy love of God.
May this year be crowned with God's goodness. As I was praying and waiting for our Father to speak, I kept hearing that verse, "thou crownest the year with goodness; and thy paths drop fatness." (Ps. 65:11)
This is what I hear the Lord saying to us, for many this will be a record year of seeing the blessing of My goodness, it will flow in various ways and you will be amazed at how I choose to visit you and send My favor in your life. I will seem closer than ever because you are now awakened in your mind and body and have aligned yourself with your spirit. You have learned through years of yielding and training to allow your spirit directed by precious Holy Spirit to lead you. Now, you will hear My voice clearly speaking and instructing you in your daily living, which will cause you to be a shining example of the kingdom and My loving kindness. Trust is what is important and you have come to trust Me even more because you have seen that I Am trust worthy. This will be the most exciting adventure walking with Me that you have seen, because you have matured to a place where more can be given and entrusted to you. There has not a moment of your life been wasted, for now you will know how good I really am to all who trust and obey. Yes, I have crowned you with all of My loving kindness and tender mercies, you are my love.
"Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; and crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies." (Ps. 103:4)
"Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation." (Ps. 62:1)
I am sure you have heard over the years the term "Nirvana" which originated from the Buddhists about a place where all your needs, wants and desires are met. The goal is to get in a state called Nirvana. It's their idea of a Heaven.
On Google, I saw it described as "Nirvana is a place of perfect peace and happiness, like heaven. In Hinduism and Buddhism, nirvana is the highest state that someone can attain, a state of enlightenment, meaning a person's individual desires and suffering go away."
The Muslims you know are promised the 72 virgins, that is their "nirvana". It's become a catch all term for everything you could want.
Many in seeking that place of "wow, all my needs and wants are met!" work to eliminate all other states of mind to find that, and of course they never do. Some think if they just had a bunch of money, that would cure all their woes and it would satisfy all your desires, but how many of you have heard testimonies where people said they came into money and then really started to miss Jesus. They thought He was there, but He wasn't.
Luxury can always be easy going into. The soulish flesh nature is catered to, the immediate needs are met and it's not a hassle, and it feels pretty nice! Going up to new levels easy is great! We can get used to it! We're blessed! So then on comes the "blessed ones" and their competitions. It's about "the blessing." Oh, I know I am stepping on toes, but not with mean intent. You have to know in your soul what you are about.
I myself have agreed with the statement "I've been rich, and I've been poor, rich is better!" And of course there is some truth to that but it's not all the truth.
The other day I heard someone make a big deal out of wealth, wealth, and more wealth, but I got a check in my spirit. The presentation was that if we had all the money we needed, we couldn't go wrong. The bait was to give and give because the move of God is on and the “wealth transfer” is coming in. Yes, there is and there was at least one, but did the people respond correctly after that? Usually the season is real short! Don’t we want more than that?
Oh, there was so much warfare, between Moses and the people, the people with each other, Aaron and the people and compromising, slaying a bunch of the people in the camp who got frustrated and gave up the Lord, and I can see these same temptations in me when the going gets hard!
But the Lord showed me in a vision a young husband and wife, so in love with each other, finding delight, serving Him, having children and sharing life, so many things going good, but life happened in the ways that it can, and places got hard. The stress of pressure weakens one and family strength is needed but it is is not always there.
When the wife got stressed, she wanted the husband to be her father now and he was not that. When the husband got stressed, he wanted the wife to be a mother and she was not that. The stress caused pressure and when they leaned too hard on the other that way, they each pulled away from the marriage.
He didn't become the father, he'd rather be with his other buddies who got him, and she would not become the mother, she had friends too, it would change the dynamic of their love, so they pulled away in their hearts, if not more than that. "Nirvana" was to be sought for but it was not easily found, because it wasn’t real.
So chuck it all and move on? To strive for “my needs are met” Nirvana in this "religious" theme, is to give and suffer and die for this "place", rather than for this relationship. You know how it's said money answers all things, but it is not all there is! There is something beyond it. It can be greatly used for good, but there is more to life than just money.
God is calling us into RELATIONSHIP with Him and He is not without continuing rewards, but it is a relationship. There is sacrifice and some suffering. It’s not all suffering to pay a debt we can’t pay.
Even when the filthy rich who have had all this wealth and fill their face and life with pleasures and treasures and quests, they still come up empty without the real God. How many have committed suicide, hurt themselves to feel something, cry many tears in the night because money is there, but relationship is gone?
Relationship doesn't just work because we wish it to. We lay foundations for relationship. We can't demand, command and intimidate others to have any kind of real relationship with us. We may coerce and dangle baits, but it doesn't bring real rewards. Love is real in a soul and so is heartbreak. And people will kill for "Nirvana"!
This is why Jesus calls the foundation in Him. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. He has a faith in us that is like no other. He can go into the soul and find all the hidden treasures. Delight can be found in Him but it's about a marriage with Him, not just a zone or stoned out place of hitting the constant pleasure button over and over. There is a fellowship of His suffering. He suffered for us, for the joy set before Him.
Drugs hook people because that is what they offer - a zone of pleasure time of "no troubles, no work that is not rewarded, no feeling (conscience)", and it draws in damaged people who need healing and soothing. Pay the man for the dope and you are free! -- for a little while, then give them your body and soul and literally lose your mind. Because there is a price to be paid for this. We baited you, but now we want your soul... now you are hooked and disadvantaged, so you owe us or suffer more. It snares you. And many suffer greatly.
Nirvana - walk on gravel on your knees over sand and glass - suffer in all the ways you can think to suffer and reach "Nirvana" where you don't suffer anymore but your pain and sensitivity finally dies. Whip yourself, crucify yourself to a cross, beat yourself up in whatever ways you can think, you will find "heaven" that way, but you don't. Tell everyone how great you are, but can you meet all their needs and do you want to? That’s competing with God! Some go for it.
What will people do for Nirvana? A lot! But Jesus offers His hands to you - personally. He offers to take you on a journey with Him, He is willing to link His life to yours, He will even marry you if you accept Him and His Vision. It's not Nirvana, but it is Jesus.
We have to be careful that what we call virtue is really virtue. Nirvana is not virtue when it desensitizes you to others. Virtue will send healing life and strength into people! It's the Anointing.
Pam Clark Ministries
PO Box 484Moravian Falls, NC 28654
Friday, January 29, 2016
I have been thinking a lot about a statement I heard in the spirit recently, that statement was “Glorious Momentum”
What are the connotations of this statement? Well obviously it means movement of some sort but I think the key phrase is Glorious.
In the Aramaic translation 1 Peter 1:8 says this; Him whom you have not seen and yet you love, and in his faith you greatly rejoice with glorious joy which cannot be spoken,
The glory is triggered IN HIS FAITH you can’t even work this joy which leads to glory up. This joy only comes by being in HIS faith.
Let’s just think about that for a moment, what manifestations of HIS FAITH can we look at? Well its always good to go back to Genesis, to the beginning.
God acted by faith in the Genesis of creation – using the Hebrews 11 model of; - Faith is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED for and the EVIDENCE of things not seen.
When God created all things; He saw substance within himself that became evidenced outside of Himself by speaking that which was invisible into the visible.
Again the Aramaic says - Now faith is the conviction concerning those things that are invisible, as if it were the visible in action, the revelation of those things that are unseen;
So if we place ourselves IN HIS FAITH instead of trying to work up our own faith; then we can walk in the Genesis principle of bringing substance to the invisible.
This momentum we are about to see come to pass is a very big leap for the Church, which currently operates in mans faith, there is a leap to a Kingdom realm which operates in HIS FAITH. When you think about this, it’s obvious that a Kingdom is run on the faith of its King. The shift is from mans efforts to resting in HIS finished work.
The outcome living in the Kings faith and not our effort is a glorious momentum, An acceleration of technology, of creativity, of spiritual advancement and revelation.
The possibilities are endless, remembering that the scriptures say that all the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Christ.
Living in this momentum is like opening a lifetime of birthday presents in one afternoon, that’s why Peter declared that living in HIS FAITH will cause us to greatly rejoice with glorious joy which cannot be spoken. In other words we are joyfully speechless living in the midst of HIS glory.
So as this article comes to an end, I want to decree and declare over you a glorious Momentum and an inexpressible joy hidden in HIS FAITH. Laying down our own effort and works we step into HIS works and His rest. The outcome is glorious Momentum.