Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The devil works on legalities

Because I say the devil works on legalities, it doesn't mean I'm saying we are justified by the keeping of the Law of Moses. An example of trying to be justified by the Law of Moses would be, "I've kept all the commandments, so now I should be allowed into heaven".

An example of the devil working on legalities can be found in many scripture verses. Here's one:

“Be angry, and don’t sin.” Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath and don’t give place to the devil.  - Ephesians 4:26

The devil looks for footholds. If you become angry with someone and don't forgive that person, you're giving the devil a foothold in your life.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Youtube Police

Do your best to avoid people who police Youtube videos in order to correct what they perceive as wrong teaching. This usually comes from people who are angry and hurt. These people are not ready to receive the truth and so they're difficult to reach. The bible tells us to avoid a divisive person.

Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them. 
                                                                                                                              - Romans 16:17


Monday, September 18, 2017

Esau killed Nimrod

Recently, I've been reading the extra-biblical text of the Book of Jasher. This particular book is mentioned in the bible twice, thereby giving it credibility. What caught my attention about the account of Esau killing Nimrod is that both these men were wicked in the eyes of God.

Many Christians entertain thoughts of disaster and doom in these last days, but it shouldn't be. God protects his people and the disobedient are sent against the disobedient. God's people need to follow the leading of the Spirit in order to avoid Satan's attacks. As we progress further along into bizarre times on the earth, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith.

Here's an excerpt from the 27th chapter of the Book of Jasher:

1 And Esau at that time, after the death of Abraham, frequently went in the field to hunt.

2 And Nimrod king of Babel, the same was Amraphel, also frequently went with his mighty men to hunt in the field, and to walk about with his men in the cool of the day.

3 And Nimrod was observing Esau all the days, for a jealousy was formed in the heart of Nimrod against Esau all the days.

4 And on a certain day Esau went in the field to hunt, and he found Nimrod walking in the wilderness with his two men.

5 And all his mighty men and his people were with him in the wilderness, but they removed at a distance from him, and they went from him in different directions to hunt, and Esau concealed himself for Nimrod, and he lurked for him in the wilderness.

6 And Nimrod and his men that were with him did not know him, and Nimrod and his men frequently walked about in the field at the cool of the day, and to know where his men were hunting in the field.

7 And Nimrod and two of his men that were with him came to the place where they were, when Esau started suddenly from his lurking place, and drew his sword, and hastened and ran to Nimrod and cut off his head.

8 And Esau fought a desperate fight with the two men that were with Nimrod, and when they called out to him, Esau turned to them and smote them to death with his sword.







Friday, September 15, 2017

Neurological Disease

Yesterday I made a video previewing a healing situation that I would show today. However, I made a blunder. I accidentally deleted the situation off my phone and also the recently deleted files because I wasn't paying attention. However, I've uploaded another healing situation that is just as awesome.

The young man in this video was born with a neurological disorder/disease, but he forgot what it was called. He had adapted to this and just thought that this was the way it is with him. I'm sure the enemy has used many people, including Christians, to tell him he will always have this disease. Please keep him in prayer so that the enemy doesn't successfully bring doubt into his mind.




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Preview of paralysis beginning to heal

The reason why I'm doing videos 5 days a week is because there's so much to talk about. Besides healing videos, I'll be bringing up news events and also talking about and showing you my eating habits. We need to eat well and be strong and ready for these last days before the return of Jesus Christ.

Also, I hope you enjoy this preview of tomorrow's healing video in which a young man with paralysis begins to heal. The greater works are being displayed more and more as we get closer to the end.




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

555 Truth - Eyesight Improves

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In this video a humble young man's eyesight improves. I prayed for him 3 times and each time his vision became more clear. I could've kept praying for him, but preferred that he stood on the word himself to keep speaking over his eyes for more improvement.

Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. - Mark 11:24




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Will Venezuela dump the U.S. dollar?

Venezuela's economy is not doing well. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has plans to dump the U.S. dollar and use other currencies to sell the oil that the country sits on. Venezuela just so happens to sit atop the largest oil reserves in the world. The switch will cause major problems for the U.S. economy. However, as Christians believing in a supernatural, amazing God, we should be trusting the Lord for everything we need.

Below is a link to an interesting article that explains what is happening with Venezuela and it's oil.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/venezuela-about-ditch-dollar-major-blow-us-heres-why-it-matters

Also, I've posted my video about this matter.




Monday, September 11, 2017

Is Judgment Coming?

Judgment is definitely coming, but until it does, we're to contend for the faith and the lost people of the world. If people don't repent, they are not going to be happy when the day of Judgment arrives and they're locked out from the presence of the Lord.

Many believers prayed and Hurricane Irma weakened. Another hurricane is on the way, as well as earthquakes because of massive solar flares. All that is happening will get the attention of some people that need to repent.

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. - Acts 2:37-38


Friday, September 8, 2017

Authority to move storms

There's much to learn about the power resident within the Spirit filled believer. There are gifts of the Spirit that make ministering to people a breeze. However, knowing your authority in Christ takes studying the scripture and believing what it says about who you are in Christ. Jesus clearly showed us the connection between faith and knowing our authority. At this moment, the state of Florida could use some of that authority in Christ released in its direction to push Hurricane Irma out to sea.

The centurion answered, “Lord, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Israel. - Matthew 8:8-11





Thursday, September 7, 2017

Being aggressive against the work of the enemy

When Jesus made a whip out of cords and drove the money changers out of the temple, his act was prophetic and pointed to future corruption within the body of Christ. There are many wealthy Christians who financially support churches that are seeker friendly. These churches are more interested in money than they are with spreading the truth about the kingdom of heaven within the believer. Learn the truth of who you are in Christ, walk in holiness and be a doer of the word. You are made to destroy darkness.

Jesus entered into the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!” - Matthew 21:12-13


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Weird dream about Kim Jung-un

I've had many cool dreams, but also many weird dreams. One dream I had recently was definitely cray cray. I saw the North Korean dictator, Kim Jung-un as a Roman Catholic Priest. He was at the altar leading mass and preparing the Eucharist. I don't believe for a minute that this man is a Christian. Dreams are symbolic and what I get from this, is that he has a death wish. However, since God doesn't want anyone to perish, we should pray for this man's salvation, so that he isn't fixated on having his, "Last Supper".

...then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions: - Job 7:14


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Complacency builds on sand

Over the years I've noticed how complacency is one of the biggest problems for the believer. Complacency will cause believers to be spectators instead of participants. The bible tells us that we're not justified by works, but that's referring to the works of the Law. However, the works produced by faith are necessary. Jesus made it clear that our actions show our belief.

“Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” - Matthew 7:24-27


Monday, September 4, 2017

Cardboard Box Church is a "New Thing"

Often when I tell people about Cardboard Box Church, they don't quite grasp it. I'll say Cardboard Box Church is my church and I'm the pastor. They'll chuckle a bit and then ask me where I go to church. Many Christians don't realize how they've been programmed to think a certain way. God will never let anyone program him. You can't put God in box.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? - Isaiah 43:19A


                                                                                                                                       


Friday, September 1, 2017

Sharing with Muslims how God wants to be their Father

Recently, I ministered to a couple of Muslim men. One of them had back pain and was instantly healed when I ministered to him. Afterwards, I shared how God wanted to be a Father to Muslims, but that Muslims are taught by Mohammed that God is not a Father. This may be because Mohammed never had a father figure in his life. His dad died before he was born. After he was born, his mother put him in a foster home for a number of years. At the age of 6, he was taken from the foster home and back into the care of his mother until she died 2 years later. After this, he was taken into the care of his grandfather. Mohammed never knew how to relate to a father.

I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,’ says the Lord Almighty.” - 2Corinthians 6:18


Thursday, August 31, 2017

What does the word, "Allah" mean in Hebrew?

The word "Allah" in Hebrew means, "the curse". Muslims use this word in Arabic to mean, "God". An interesting verse in Isaiah shows us how Islam is a curse devouring the whole earth. The scripture verse also shows us how true believers won't be here, as the earth is devoured by this curse. The reason for this is because true believers are not guilty, like those who are on the earth at the time that this curse is devouring.

Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. - Isaiah 24:6


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Looters In Houston To Face Tougher Sentences

Looters in Houston will be facing tougher penalties for their evil deeds. It's disgraceful when wicked people take advantage of others when they're down. God's word has something to say about this. In fact, as you read the beginning of the book of Proverbs, the admonition to avoid such wickedness is the first advice given to the reader.

My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood. How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it! These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves! Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it. - Proverbs 1:10-19


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Provocation from Kim Jong-un

The North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un fired a ballistic missile over Japan today. I pray the Lord removes this man from power because he keeps provoking a war. Provocation is no small matter. Anyone who has ever walked a long way with wet sand in the shoes, knows how frustrating that can be.

A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. - Proverbs 27:3


Monday, August 28, 2017

Praying for the people of Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey

I've been praying that the Lord would move his people in Texas to safety until this destruction has passed. When terrible things happen, we need to lean on the word of God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by. - Psalm 57:1


Friday, August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and America's call to repentance

The body of Christ should pray for the Texas coast as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall. Some people believe devastating storms are not sent from God and others believe they are. I believe it could be either. Scripture shows us that when God was getting the attention of Elijah, there were various examples of the power of nature forces.

He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.” Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire. After the fire, there was a still small voice. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. Behold, a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” - 1Kings 19:11-13

This would be an example of why God doesn't send natural disasters. But, to be more specific, these verses apply to Elijah the prophet of God. He was highly esteemed of God. Judgment was not for Elijah. I believe God was simply helping Elijah to not be afraid of this world and all its wicked threats.

Scripture also supports the explanation of natural disasters as being the judgment of God. If you don't believe that, just read the Book of Revelation. Granted, we would have to know for sure that judgment has come, because it's widely agreed that we live in the dispensation of Grace. However, it's also clear that we're approaching the end of the age. We just had a Solar Eclipse, which has often been seen as a sign of possible judgment. Is it a coincidence that the hurricane of all hurricanes is about to hit America during the 40 days between a Solar Eclipse and the Day of Atonement?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Is Pope Francis the False Prophet of Revelation?

Pope Francis has made a number of decisions that conservative Catholics see as being against traditional Catholic doctrine. The Pope is a left wing globalist. Canon lawyers and theologians for the Vatican hosted a conference in Paris this past March to discuss “how to depose a heretical pope”? (http://www.crossmap.com/news/canon-lawyers-and-theologians-to-hold-conference-on-deposing-the-pope-31709)

If you're Roman Catholic, you need to stay informed concerning both the decisions that Pope Francis makes and what the bible says about the last days False Prophet.

Francis of Assisi, who is one of my favorite Christians ever, wrote this concerning the last Pope: "At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death.…for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer."

I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. He makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the sight of people. He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived. It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn’t worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six. - Revelation 13:11-18


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

False accusations of President Trump

The left keeps fomenting despicable lies about President Trump in order to incite civil war in America. At yesterday's rally in Phoenix, Arizona, professional agitators showed up to disrupt the peace. Someone, or a number of people brought a big-blow up doll of President Trump, depicting him as a member of the KKK. If you have discernment of right and wrong, you'll know how wrong this accusation is. President Trump has displayed a love for all races over and over again through his words and actions, but the left has no discernment of God's ways and so they continue to make wicked accusations.

Proverbs 25:18 shows the violent nature associated with those who falsely accuse.

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor. - Proverbs 25:18

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mockers are desperate to belittle the President

It never ceases to amaze me how the left and Godless people keep trying to belittle President Trump. Yesterday, during the Solar Eclipse, President Trump looked at the sun without those ridiculous sun-glasses on and the media is now trying to make him look like an idiot. It's deplorable how Godless people disrespect a man who, at the age of 71, decided to drain the swamp of American politics, with his own money.

I looked at the sun without those ridiculous sun-glasses on as well. My eyes are doing fine and I will not have any damage to my eyes. I would like to see the proof that looking at a Solar Eclipse is such a horrible thing to do. Just because NASA says you shouldn't do it, doesn't mean they're right. In fact, much of what NASA says is a lie anyway, so why trust them.

In this last hour, filled with mockers, we need to have discernment from the Spirit of God to know what is right and what is wrong.

Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; yes, quarrels and insults will stop. - Proverbs 22:10


Monday, August 21, 2017

Liberty for the creation

The signs that God gives in the heavens don't point to a definite conclusion. Today's sign of a Solar Eclipse could mean judgment or mercy, depending on the behavior of God's people over the coming months. Let us get our houses in order and be vigilant concerning prayer for America, President Trump, our families, Israel and the world. I'm interested in gematria, which is the study of biblical numbers, so I will be focusing my prayer in a positive way, as Romans 8:21 tells us. (Today is 8/21)

...that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. - Romans 8:21


Friday, August 18, 2017

Who should I minister to?

Although the Lord loves everyone, not everyone is ready to receive. I've learned this through the experience of speaking to thousands and thousands of people one on one over the past 9 years. This is why it's important to discern what the Lord is doing. We want to get involved in what the Lord is doing because that is what will be fruitful.

He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse. Don’t reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you. - Proverbs 8:7-8



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Antifa (Anti-Fascists) are not Christians

Yesterday I wrote about how White Supremacists and Neo-Nazi's are not Christian, even if they claim to be. Today I want to make the point that the Anti-Fascists (antifa) are not Christian either, although they seemingly oppose the hate and bigotry of White Supremacists and Neo-Nazi's. When President Trump denounced both sides of the Charlottesville situation, he wasn't supporting White Supremacists and Neo-Nazi's, as many liberals claim he was. The evidence is very clear how both sides are exhibiting behavior that is not Christian behavior. Video of the situation shows both the White Supremacists and the Anti-Fascists using carnal weapons to hurt people.

For though we walk in the flesh, we don’t wage war according to the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds  -2Corinthians 10:3-4




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

White Supremacists are not Christians

I wouldn't call white supremacists or neo-nazi's far-right, but rather, far-left. These groups are not conservative and they certainly don't represent accurate Christian theology. Many of them would call themselves Christians, but that means nothing. Someone can say they're Christian until they're blue in the face, but that doesn't make them Christian.

Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them. For those who are such don’t serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent. - Romans 16:17-18


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Fragrance of Life

Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into all that the Lord has for you. This world operates from a system that decays. The world will make you labor and toil and then try and steal what's yours. The Kingdom of Heaven doesn't work like that. The Holy Spirit is constantly looking to invite Jesus into your daily walk, so that what's produced will draw people to Jesus. Fruit that will last.

Awake, O north wind and come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance. Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into his garden and eat its choice fruits!” - Song of Solomon 4:16


Monday, August 14, 2017

How to develop a love for God

Many believers want to know what to do in order to develop a relationship with the Lord. There are any number of scripture verses that can help you. Here are four verses from Psalm 105. Put this into action and you'll see great progress.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. - Psalm 105:1-4


Friday, August 11, 2017

A spirit empowers you

Many people don't recognize the impact of the spirit realm. All people have a spirit sent from God that gives life at conception. Because of the sin nature, that spirit is dead. Not dead in the sense that it doesn't have the ability to keep our heart beating, but dead in the sense that we are separated from God because of sin. When Paul was in Athens, he was talking to unbelievers when he said that God gives us life and breath and the ability to have our being.

...for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ - Acts 17:28


Thursday, August 10, 2017

An encounter with God will change you

Many people who say they believe in Jesus Christ are really believing in what he taught. They're believing in the doctrine of Jesus. That's a great start, but there's much more. Knowing Him through an encounter, will change your life and bring you to the place of truly recognizing your spiritual condition. Job was an amazing man on the earth and after his severe trials, he came to understand both God and himself.

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.” - Job 42:5-6





Wednesday, August 9, 2017

All things work together for good...

Wow! What a day we had with Cardboard Box Church. I don't refer to healing miracles, but rather to persecution. Without getting into too many details, the trouble brought the police who told us we couldn't do this (Cardboard Box Church) legally and if we've been doing it without the police stopping us, it's because certain officers didn't fully know the ordinances. Long story short, we were directed to an organization in town that showed us how to do this legally and in a better location. What the devil meant for trouble, the Lord turned around for good.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Remaining in Him

Although salvation is a work of God and not of ourselves, it's important to remember our role in believing. When someone hears the gospel message clearly and receives Christ, that person is coming into agreement with the terms of the covenant. The terms of the covenant includes, continuing to believe just as from the beginning.

As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. - 1John 2:24


Monday, August 7, 2017

Is there correction in grace?

The grace of God builds us up and encourages us. We're taught to grow in grace, but grace without reproof is no grace at all.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, - Titus 2:11-12


Friday, August 4, 2017

Rightly dividing the word

Many Christians take scripture out of context. For instance, Isaiah 55:8 says,

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

Because of this verse, people think it's not possible to figure out God, but they fail to see the context of that verse, which shows us that the Lord is speaking about the wicked man. We can see this clearly by what verse 7 says.

Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

However, the Christian is a new creation. We have the mind of Christ, who is God.

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him. But we have the mind of Christ. - 1Corinthians 2:16 




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Stumbling

All of us stumble in different ways. If we know Jesus Christ, we'll feel grieved when we stumble (sin).  I feel bad when I stumble, especially when I mess up in a way that I know I've been victorious in. The scripture has a simple way of helping us to not stumble. It's through love.

He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him. - 1John 2:10


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The mystery of God's power

After almost 9 years of experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit stirring and flowing everyday, I still can't explain to you how it works. I just know it does.

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves. - 2Corinthians 4:7


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Parting ways

Sometimes we need to part ways with those who are not part of God's plan for our lives. The Lord has a good plan for us, but if we have people in our lives that are just not part of what the Lord is doing through us, we need to pull away. This doesn't mean certain people around us are from the devil. It just means God is very precise in all that He does.

The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, "Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. - Genesis 13:14-15


Monday, July 31, 2017

Ministry of reconciliation in the Old Testament

There's a lot of symbolism in the Old Testament that points to Christ and also the role of today's Christian. As Christians we should have a strong desire to win Jews to Jesus. The Lord gives gentile believers salvation and we bring it to the Jew. This happens more and more as the full number of gentiles come into the kingdom. In the Old Testament book of Ruth, Ruth the gentile brings the barley (salvation) to Naomi the Jew after she has eaten enough of it.

So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah. She carried it back to town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gathered. Ruth also brought out and gave her what she had left over after she had eaten enough. - Ruth 2:17-18


Friday, July 28, 2017

Healing animals

I've experienced the Lord heal many animals. One time a friend asked me to come over to his home and pray for his cat because she hadn't eaten anything in over a week. The cat was lethargic and it seemed as if she might die. I went over there and prayed for the cat. Afterwards, we had a conversation and forgot about the cat. Ten minutes later, we looked down and the cat was eating.

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. - Psalm 36:6


Thursday, July 27, 2017

One way shame comes

Yesterday's blog was about shame and how to let go of it. Today, we look at a scripture that shows one way that shame comes. We should never do anything that harms another person, nor should we ever hope for someone to be ruined.

May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay. - Psalm 35:4


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Letting go of shame

Over the years I've ministered to many people who are bound by shame. They can't seem to get past the guilt of sins they've committed in the past. Usually, these people are overly concerned about what others will think of them. They need to remember that everyone has committed shameful acts and they need to fix their eyes on Christ, who wipes out all their shame.

Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. - Psalm 34:5



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Fire of the Lord

The fire of the Lord in the Old Testament consumed the disobedient. This is a foreshadowing of the wrath to come for all those who reject Jesus Christ.

In today's world with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, people will often feel heat when the power of God comes upon them. For those who humble themselves, this heat is a cleansing fire.

Old Testament fire:
When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath and his fire will consume them. - Psalm 21:9

New Testament fire:
His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” - Matthew 3:12



Monday, July 24, 2017

Unclean spirits multitask

Not all pain and sickness is from a demon, but, often when someone is dealing with pain and sickness and it's not going away, there usually is some type of involvement from the kingdom of darkness. There may not be an unlimited amount of unclean spirits, but that doesn't matter because they multitask. We see from scripture that one spirit successfully lies to 400 disobedient people at one time. Getting people to believe a lie is the enemy's greatest attack strategy.

And the Lord said, "Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?" One suggested this, and another that. Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord and said, "I will entice him." “By what means?" the Lord asked. "I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets" he said. "You will succeed in enticing him," said the Lord. "Go and do it." - 1Kings 22:20-22


Friday, July 21, 2017

He will tell you what is yet to come

I'm on the road doing Cardboard Box church ministry. Yesterday, while standing in the kitchen of the home of my hosts, I felt compelled to share a testimony about scoliosis healed. As I was sharing, the Spirit started to release His power and we all felt it while standing there in the kitchen. I knew what it meant. I asked my friends if someone was coming to the meeting tonight who needed healing of scoliosis. They very excitedly said, "Yes, a young girl with scoliosis will be here". I said, "The Lord is going to heal her and that's why we're feeling His power concerning this testimony. Testimonies are meant to be repeated. Sure enough, the young girl shows up and get blasted by the power of God and healed. She had pain in her back everyday for 5 years and all the pain left for the first time and she felt straight and strong in her back. A demon causes scoliosis. I cast the demon out.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. - John 16:13








Thursday, July 20, 2017

Praying for others helps us overcome

Praying for others, especially family, helps you overcome any issues in your own life. In Daniel 9, Daniel acknowledges and takes responsibility for the sins of his fellow countrymen, the Israelites, yet Daniel was not guilty of the sins he was taking responsibility for.

...we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. - Daniel 9:5

The point I'm making is that if you want to be mature in the Lord, you do the things mature believers do.

Old Testament truth always has it's counterpart in the New Testament. Paul speaks of how we should be concerned for the spiritual condition of those around us.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. - Romans 12:15

...And in Romans 9, we see the full extent of Paul's selfless devotion to his own people, even to the point of being cut off himself.

I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel. - Romans 9:1-4


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Let go of this world

Many believers suffer adversity from the enemy, not because they're doing the right thing, but because they're still holding onto this world. Sometimes holding onto this world is related to us clinging to the traditions and thoughts of parents that didn't walk uprightly before the Lord. This is different from the absolute need to honor our father and mother. We can honor our parents, but also separate ourselves from any wrong thinking they lived their lives by.

Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your country and from your relatives and from your father’s house to the land which I will show you". - Genesis 12:1


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When pain comes back

Over the years, I've discovered that there are a number of reasons why pain comes back after it has gone away supernaturally. I've recognized the reasons because I've ministered to many people whose pain did come back. When I minister to someone who just received healing, I will often inform them of what can happen after we part ways. If the person is not grounded in God's word, the devil immediately begins to work on their mind to bring doubt. Satan will do this in a variety of ways, including, engaging them in conversation with an unbeliever who doubts many things. Since we're all effected by the things we see and hear, it's important to shroud ourselves from unbelief and remain in the presence of the Lord.

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. - James 1:6-7


Monday, July 17, 2017

Work out your salvation?

Many believers speculate what it means to, "work out your salvation" when it is clear that we are saved by grace and not works. But, James says, faith without works is dead.

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. - James 2:17

The "work out your salvation" passage is found in Philippians 2:12. Verse 13 gives us more insight as to what verse 12 means. God does the work in us and our job is to come into agreement with God. Agreeing with God means we take action. We become co-laborers with God. So, we are doing something, but it's God who is accomplishing it through our action.

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. - Philippians 2:12-13 



Friday, July 14, 2017

The vanity of chasing after the wind

Those who go their own way in life, we'll be lured into putting attention on things that will only bring sorrow. Even if they believe they're doing good, they will still come up short and their names will not be mentioned in the presence of the Father.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips. - Psalm 16:4


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Do you want more joy?

We all want more joy, but many people miss one of the ways in which we can get more joy. You don't just get joy because you believe its been given to you. Your thoughts and actions concerning life on earth play a role in how much joy you receive.

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” - Hebrews 1:9


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What should I pray?

If you ever wonder what you should pray about for others, always keep in mind that people need the Spirit-filled, Spirit-led life. The Spirit of God is the one who brings us through this life successfully. That which the Holy Spirit does for us is centered around what we do for the kingdom of God. Paul prayed for people to understand who they are in Christ, so that they will bear fruit and be grateful to God for how good he is, as they finish the race strong.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. - Colossians 1:9-12


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Religious Christians are powerless

Religious people always quote the same scripture over and over to try and discredit the power of the Spirit flowing through the believer. They quote Matthew 7:22-23 as if it applies to every believer who is operating in the power of God.

Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ - Matthew 7:22-23

No doubt, this scripture will apply to many people who get results supernaturally, but it doesn't apply to everyone the way many religious people think. In fact, there are far more scripture verses that identify the one operating in power as a real believer. Since this is a quick to read blog, I'll just quote one portion of scripture, but if you do an in depth search, you'll see that I'm correct in saying there are many verses that define the true believer as one operating in power.

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. - 1Thessalonians 1:4-5


Monday, July 10, 2017

Discerning Christ In Others

When you've been with Jesus, you begin to discern him in others.  This morning at the gym, I noticed a man working out who had a lot of peace on his face. I told him I could see Christ in him. He immediately responded with a scripture verse.

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. - 2Corinthians 3:2-3


Friday, July 7, 2017

A simple life

I have often noticed that when I get busy with too many things that have to do with my life and what I want, I will feel the power of the Holy Spirit less. But, when I get my mind off myself and onto others, I feel the power of the Holy Spirit more. We all have to do things that are self directed, but if we keep adding "stuff" and activities to our lives, we'll notice soon enough that we've experienced a dryness in terms of feeling power of the Holy Spirit. Simplify your life. A cluttered life disturbs your rest.

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life. - 1Thessalonians 4:11

In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. - Isaiah 30:15





Thursday, July 6, 2017

I believe in a new world order

We can extrapolate from scripture that when Jesus returns to set up his kingdom in Jerusalem, there will be a new world order. Not the new world order of the disobedient globalists who are currently looking to enslave the masses, but a new world order that Jesus sets up. Jesus will rule the world, but there will also be nations. The only globalist worth following is Jesus Christ, who rules in righteousness.

Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.  This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. - Zechariah 14:16-19




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Cloud led them

Following the leading of the Holy Spirit is necessary for us to successfully carry out the Lord's will on the earth. Before I came to Christ, I had no clear purpose in life and so life revolved around me. The more I grow in Christ, the more I see how life is about Jesus. The Lord gives us the privilege of being directly involved with the setting up his kingdom on the earth. When the great I Am made himself known to the Israelites, he gave them the Law, but he also led them by his Spirit. We can learn a lot from how the Lord interacted with the ancient people of Israel, because we see the Spirit leading them and subduing their enemies.

The cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they set out from the camp. Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, “Rise up, Lord! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you.” Whenever it came to rest, he said, “Return, Lord, to the countless thousands of Israel.” - Numbers 10:34-36


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Trials

Trials take time to overcome and gain the victory. You should be verbalizing healing scriptures and thanking the Lord for the victory. It's not a new thing to have to wait on the Lord. Jesus has already defeated Satan, but he wants us to overcome the enemy as well and so the Lord allows the test. You will be stronger and wiser afterwards.

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. - Romans 16:20