11.30.11

REVELATION OF PETER’S DENIAL OF THE CHRIST

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REVELATION OF PETER’S DENIAL OF THE CHRIST

Peter loved Jesus, but he was following from afar. When he was confronted at the fire, he denied Jesus three times, saying that He didn’t know Him. Although he was in the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples, he still was afraid of losing his life, although he previously told Jesus that he would lay down his life for Him. Jesus restored him three times, by asking him whether he loved Him. Jesus asked twice whether he loved Him with “agape”, but he replied that he loved with “phileo”. The third time Jesus came to his level, asking him whether he loved Him with “phileo” and he was undone, because he realized that he still couldn’t answer with “agape”. Yet, the Lord knew Peter’s destiny and commissioned him to feed His sheep – an Apostolic commission. Jesus knew that Peter would eventually answer His love with “agape” by laying down his life just as his Master to receive resurrection life by the Spirit. In the end Peter denied himself and died a martyr’s death – crucified upside down, because he didn’t deem himself worthy to be crucified like Jesus.

Mark 14:66-72
John 21:15-19

11.29.11

Being found IN HIM

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In these days this is my only desire, namely to be found IN HIM. I simply means to have died to self, living in the hiddenness of union with Him – not interested in name, fame, goods, ambition, position or anything this world can offer, but to be clothed with Christ, clothed in light and love – clothing of the bride of Christ.

If we live, move and have our being IN HIM, we will be able to only minister Christ to the people around us – by His grace alone!

It is the place of peace and joy and His righteousness, which is the Kingdom of God. Let’s chew on this.
Phil. 3:9 “And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith”

11.20.11

Feeding the Sheep

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Jesus is first calling the sheep by His voice, then He leads those who follow to the QUIET place of still waters where His voice becomes a thunder in the life-giving pastures where they can find rest.

If we LISTEN to His voice only, which is our living food, we will feast at the banqueting table of His love – in the midst of the looming threats of the enemy without any fear. Our trust will be in Him to lead us and guide us and provide in all our need, even anointing our heads with the oil of His fragrance, causing our cups to run over in thankfulness – walking in His mercy and goodness all of our days – expecting nothing less than being fulfilled IN HIM!

Those who are thus fed in His Presence, like John (Laying with his head on Jesus’ chest – hearing His heartbeat), will be able to feed other sheep.

Ps 23
Prov 3:5
Phil.4:19
II Cor.2:15-17 – (Worth meditating upon)

11.17.11

The Living Word inside of us

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Jesus Christ is the Living Word inside of us! The more we get saturated in the Word, even singing the Word back to Him, the more His image is worked into us by the Holy Spirit and the more increase we receive in the measure of the stature of Christ. The Holy Spirit will work any specific aspect of His nature into you that you need an increase in, as you simply get drenched in the Scriptures regarding that particular aspect, looking into the glory of Who He is. Do not focus on your shortcoming, but look into the glory of His nature, meditating on it day and night, praising God for transformation and so you will be changed from one degree of glory to the next – unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Hallelujah!

Col 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

Ps.1
II Cor.3:18

11.14.11

Searching deeper!

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Let us never EVER be satisfied with where you are at in the Lord! There is so much to be discovered in the Word and the more we search out the riches of His glory, the richer we become in His unsearchable riches! That sounds paradoxical, but as we seek we WILL find, for “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.”

God is so faithful! Every time I ask Him about something which is Greek to me, He leads me to it so quickly that it is astounding! It is simply for the asking! Then, as you seek Him for greater understanding, He sends the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. But I have found that it is mostly when we worship (bringing Him an offering of our time) that He opens up His glorious storehouses of revelation and floods you until you can hardly contain it! What a treasure He is!

Be careful though that you do not get puffed up because of discovering His mysteries, but excel in loving one another with unfeigned brotherly love.

So, I want to encourage you: Let your Worship be restored – in spirit and in truth and hunger for a deeper knowledge of “the Word” in the Scriptures.

Prov. 25:2
Matt. 7:7
Matt. 13:11
Eph 1:17
Mal.3:10
1 Cor. 13:2
1 Pet. 1:22
John 4:24

11.10.11

Restoration of Prophetic Vision

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Many of us have received prophecies over the years that are lying on the shelf. Let’s call “Divine Restoration” over our prophecies that have not come to pass yet. Many have lost faith, agreement or vision for those prophecies. It is time to come into agreement again with every Word that God has spoken over your life through the Prophetic voice. Paul admonishes Timothy to war the good warfare by the prophecies that were spoken over him – with faith and a good conscience. Wow! Have you perhaps lost faith in the prophetic words that were spoken over your life because they have taken so long to come to pass and have even judged the Prophet of God? The Word admonishes us not to despise prophecy.

A few years ago the Lord spoke to me very clearly one day, saying, “You are not in agreement with Me”. I was shocked to say the least and when I asked Him what He was referring to, it clearly came to me that I have not been in agreement with a Prophetic Word that was spoken over me – simply because it seemed so “far out”. I repented, came in agreement with the will of God and shortly after that Word came to pass and has been fruitful ever since.

Ask the Lord to remind you of prophecies that were given to you long ago, which you might have forgotten. Then come in alignment with it and pray that God’s perfect will for your life will be manifested – as it is in heaven, so on the earth in your life.
Hab. 2:2
1 Tim.1:18
1 Thes.5:20

11.08.11

“Pro-vision” into our hearts

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Most people stand only in the mode of “wanting” to be blessed by God – always just asking for blessing, but God is looking for worshipers who will worship Him in Spirit and in truth and He hears worshipers. He doesn’t need our worship, but He looks at the attitude of our hearts.

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy Name!

It is interesting to note that God provided the ram when Abraham came to worship Him with the obedience to sacrifice his only son. The word “Jireh” could be translated “pro-vision”, but actually is said to mean “foresee”. God foresaw the need, but the test was on Abraham’s heart – “to see” whether he would trust God. In that “see” nothing is hidden from the light of His countenance. When we come to seek His face, He “sees” into our deepest heart’s motives and desires and when those motives are found to be pure, nothing will be withheld that we need, for He “provides” where we bring Him the offering of pure worship with nothing in-between.

John 4:24
John 9:31
Gen. 22:14
Ps. 27:8-9
Ps. 44:3

11.06.11

The Power of Blessing

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Lately I have been so inspired once again by the power of blessing in our minds and on our tongues. If we can be “mindful to be a blessing” and mindful to only speak words of encouragement and edification, blessing every person and every situation with God’s goodness and grace, we will have a harvest of blessings – so much that we cannot contain it! It is a law that always works (just like gravity), namely that we have the power in our tongues to bless or to curse and whatever we choose to say will bring forth a harvest of either life or death. So choose this day what you want: blessing or curse, life or death! Then, if you choose blessing, follow the rules accordingly by using your tongue creatively to frame your situations and circumstances in blessing and you will surely eat what you plant. So simple, yet the Bible tells us that the tongue is the most difficult thing to tme. But: We have the Holy Spirit and He is our Helper and the One who puts a watch before our lips and a guard over our tongue. Simply obey Him for the glory of God – then rejoice in a blessed life.

Also bless God for all the blessing in your life – knowing how blessed you are to know Him and have Him on your side. The more you praise Him for your blessings in thankfulness, the more blessing will abound over you.

It’s remarkable that when you walk in a mindset of blessing, that your whole being comes into a state of rejoicing and that changes your atmosphere so that people want to be around you. On the contrary, when you murmur and complain, walking with grudges and irritation, frustration and discontent in your heart, you create a stinking atmosphere around you, which pushes people away. The more you concentrate on your blessings, the more blessings you will attract and you will become a magnet for favor, grace and blessing. The contrary is also true and many people fail to make the connection: the more you concentrate on the negative, always finding fault, the more you attract the negative. Do not let blessing and cursing come out of the same mouth. Sanctify your tongue and use it for God’s glory.

I want to encourage you to come into a new discipline to ONLY speak blessing: Bless your family, bless your relationships, bless your finances, your boss, your business, your ministry, your health and every situation and circumstance in your life with God’s grace and favor – even your enemies and then you will see miracles happen; then share your testimonies, giving God the glory!

Deut.30:19
Prov. 18:21
Gal 3:14
Gal 6:10
Ps. 109;17
1 Pet. 3:9
James 3:10

11.04.11

Walking in the Light of His countenance

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Jesus is the True Light. When we have communion with Him, the Lord causes His face to shine upon us, enlightening our understanding by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to know Him more and more. Thus the Light increases in us and we are transformed from glory to glory and we walk in ever-increasing light, shining forth His glory, which dispels all darkness. Walking in the light will also cause us to walk in fellowship with one another – and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness.

John 1:9
II Cor 3:18
Ps. 89:15
Eph.5:8
Is.60:1
I Jn 1:7