12.22.16

Angels moving on the strands of our Praises

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This morning, as I was worshiping, I realized again that, as the Spirit of praise rises up in us, our heart strings are awakened to reverberate in unison with the Lord’s heart, giving all our praise and worship to our Father, forming a ladder to ascend with the angels into greater heights in the glory.

10.20.16

Zion – the place of His Presence

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In Ps. 132 David’s heart-cry is to establish a dwelling place for the mighty One of Jacob. (v.5)

This Psalm was written at the time when the ark was brought back to Jerusalem and now the cry still goes out for us to prepare a dwelling place for the Almighty.

It starts with worship and in v.7 he releases an invitation to go into His tabernacle to worship at His footstool. David’s tabernacle did not have divisions, just the Ark of HIs Presence.

This is the spiritual Zion where we come into communion-union with the Trinity and where we prepare a dwelling place in our hearts for the Lord to rest – where He can have a habitation.

Here, we as priests unto our Lord, are clothed with righteousness and rejoice with joy in His Presence.

The Lord has chosen to dwell in our hearts in intimacy, having His resting place to dwell, that being His desire (v.14).

In this place we will be abundantly blessed with the provision of our every need in Christ, according to the riches of His glory.

Those who come humbly will be satisfied with the living Bread, growing in the knowledge of the Christ, as we feast at His banqueting table, enjoying His love.

V.17: There we will grow in strength and His light will shine over us in revelation knowledge, the light within us becoming stronger.

God Himself will take care of our enemies and crown us with HIs loving kindness.

Through the Davidic worship pattern a sure foundation is laid in Zion, with Christ the Cornerstone, justice the measuring line and righteousness the plummet (Is.28:16-17).

10.17.16

The Anointing destroys yokes!

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12039777_951454298233726_8830284737012557741_nIt is the anointing that breaks the yoke (Is.10:27)

As we stay in the abiding presence of the Lord, becoming a house of worship, His anointing in us can be released into everything we touch to impact the earth with His Kingdom, establishing His will as it is in heaven.

Staying in communion with Him causes the atmosphere around us to be loaded with His Presence and power – so much so that people can get healed, delivered and restored simply by being around you as His glory covers you. It will cause the enemy to flee!

10.04.16

Revelation knowledge of the Christ

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We have entered into a time where the Spirit will be poured out in great grace through the revelation-light of Who Christ is to us
and in us on those who are seeking His face. This will cause the Bride of Christ to rise up as being awakened from a deep sleep, and from numbness, despondency and defeat to be shining forth His light and glory to the nations and bring forth the joy
exceedingly and full of glory!  Great miracles will flow and multitudes will come into the Kingdom as a result, for the Bride will
know her true identity IN CHRIST, diffusing the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

THE SPIRIT OF GRACE BRINGING REVELATION

This is a work of grace by the Spirit of Grace – through REVELATION – REVELATION of the Christ on the inside of men and
women, young and old – a true awakening – like the wind blowing over the embers, stirring up a fresh fire where love has grown
cold and hearts have grown weary through oppression of the lies of the enemy.

REVELATION COMES AS WE GAZE ON HIS FACE, communing with Him spirit-to-Spirit in worshipful adoration, while imploring
Him to open up the Scriptures to us.  Then He breaks the bread of revelation and serves the wine at His banqueting table and
we will suddenly KNOW HIM.

Without revelation, there is no reception. Revelation comes first, followed by reception in my heart and spirit. Truth I have
known in my mind for years SUDDENLY becomes revelation in my spirit by the Spirit of Revelation that enlightens my spiritual
eyes to “see” HIM!  These glory-light flashes literally ENLIGHTEN my heart’s eyes and now as His light floods my spirit with the
revelation of WHO He is, and WHAT He has done for us on Calvary, the Word comes alive in me, producing an exceeding joy in
His Presence and rejoicing worship bubbles forth, flowing from the Spirit of grace, because truth is now deposited in my inward
parts. Just like the men on their way to Emmaus, the REVELATION of the CHRIST empowers us to run without weariness to
spread the Good News.

This revelation light causes darkness to flee and the enemy to be scattered, because “knowing” the truth sets us free and
empowers us by knowing who we are IN CHRIST, enjoying our inheritance, soaring on eagle’s wings in the power of the Holy
Ghost, living the abundant life for HIs glory.

This glory light will also suddenly fall on groups (cells) where God’s children are corporately seeking His face in prayer and
worship (like on the day of Pentecost).

The blinders will come off and people will suddenly experience Christ as “real” and true on the inside, KNOWING Him in His
great Love and Grace, and coming into His fullness as they are being knitted together in HIs Love.  Jesus, the Living Word, will
become REALITY in our understanding through the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation as He reveals His hidden mysteries in
secrets place.

The prayers of the righteous that have been filling the bowls over the years, will bring a harvest in this season and many
parents who have been praying much for their children will experience sudden surprises, seeing the fruit of the labor on their
knees.

THE “NEW SONG” OF WORSHIP WILL BE RESTORED

The Holy Spirit will awaken songs of praise in people’s hearts and they will suddenly find themselves humming, singing and
even whistling songs of praise to their Maker as they REJOICE IN HIM in new understanding of His greatness and glory.

Having positioned ourselves as a house of worship, drawing on His grace by faith, beholding His glory, He will make His face to
shine over us, lifting up His countenance over us and in this Light we will see the light and grace will abound, resulting in peace
and joy.

Progressive revelation will flow as a river of Truth as we keep listening to His voice walking in the garden and we will grow in
grace and in the experiential knowledge of Christ in intimate union.

A fresh love and a hunger and thirst for the Word will abound – the more we discover of Him, the more we will meditate on His
Word and the more revelation will flow.

And yes, visions and dreams and prophecy shall abound by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the redeemed of the Lord
shall “take” the land with rejoicing and the knowledge of God’s glory shall fill the whole earth.

09.27.16

Arise and Shine the glory of the Lord!

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“When you are saturated in the glory of God’s Presence (Zion) in worship, being “Presence” minded (thinking on things above – Col.3:1-3), His glory makes a way for you through every obstacle (going before you (Is.45:2/Micah 2:13), it is your rear-guard (Is.52:12/58:8) and the canopy (Is.4:5) of protection over you. It attracts God’s favor (and therefore that of man) (Is.60:3) and grace and He is glorified!”
I am not talking about the law of attraction, given to the maxim “like attracts like” according to New Thought philosophy.

We always have to use the Word of God as the plumb line?
The question is, “Does God’s glory light have the power to attract?”
So here it is: Is. 60:1: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee”.
We are to arise (out of death and slumber – Eph. 5:14) as shining lights, because of the glory of the Lord risen upon us. We are now in a time frame in which darkness is increasing in the earth and “great darkness the people”, as was prophesied by the Prophet Isaiah.
“For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.” (Is. 60.2)
As darkness is increasing, God wants His children to rise up in the resurrection power of His Spirit, knowing our identity in Christ in mature sonship, shining His glory light into darkness without fear as overcomers by the blood of the Lamb, the Word of our testimony and the fact that we do not love our lives unto the death (Rev.12:11)
“The Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you.” Having become a house of worship, we have come to Zion in the spirit (the city of God, the heavenly Jerusalem….His reigning Presence) Heb. 12:22-29).
We already have this glory light in us (by being born again), but we need to “let it shine” in greater measure, by walking in the light of His countenance and by serving one another in agape love, growing up into the fulness of the measure of the stature of Christ. Light and love is the clothing of the Bride of Christ! The more we get saturated in worship, the Word and prayer, the greater our light will shine as we are being transformed into His image. (2 Cor.3:18). His glory shining through us is God expressed in all His nature, attributes, power and might.
The Attraction of the Glory
Is.60:3 states: “And the gentiles shall come to thy light and kings to the brightness of thy rising” with a lot more added in favor and blessings (from verse 4-11).* (See footnote)
The glory of God’s presence shines so beautifully that it will cause people to stare at you and start conversations with you to find out what they are attracted to in you – a sure way to cause you to testify of His goodness and grace and take in the harvest! Those clothed in Christ will walk in completeness in all 9 gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor.12), inundated with the 7 fold Spirit (Is. 11) and their fruit will remain! (John 15)
At the same time they will do great exploits in explosive miracles, signs and wonders following. This is how He shines through us and this “shining” will attract all kinds of people to us (verse 3) – Gentiles (to be saved) and even kings (who will be looking for prophetic direction).
“Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.”
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Luke 7:22-23)
Yes, surely offenses will also come because there are scoffers and those who are enemies of the cross of Jesus Christ, but the priesthood that is growing into the fulness of the measure of the stature of Christ (Eph.4:13) is going to walk in unprecedented power, saturated in the glory-presence, displaying it like Jesus did.
*Footnote:
“Zion” in the Old Testament refers figuratively to Israel as the people of God (Isaiah 60:14). In the New Testament, Zion refers to God’s spiritual kingdom where He reigns. As the OT beams the prophetic light into the future of the New Covenant, both apply.

09.21.16

Notes on the mind – Part 1

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Notes on the mind – Part 1

When Lazarus died, Martha’ pre-occupation with the facts prevented her to receive the full provision in the Word of the Lord, saying “I am the resurrection and the life”.

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“Jesus said unto her, Did I not say unto thee that if thou wouldest believe thou shalt see the glory of God?”

When we lift our gaze, looking away from the natural into the all-inclusive provision of the abundant Life in Christ, we engage with His miracle power that is available by faith.

Having you heart filled with the consciousness of what you don’t have, can’t afford, won’t ever be able to do, etc creates a poverty mindset, causing you to go into a downward spiral. Out of this abundance of negativity the mouth speaks, cursing your future with failure, lack and destruction. But when you look “away” unto Jesus, attaching your faith to His promises, you can switch to the abundance of His provision in Christ, according to the riches of His glory.

I once was a captive to the mindset of poverty, and only being able to see what I didn’t have, I continually spoke into existence exactly that which I didn’t want. I never realized it until someone told me that I had a poverty mindset. To say the least I was not impressed, but thought that this lady had great audacity to say that to me. By the grace of God I took a hard look at myself and realized that she was right! The truth shocked me out of my self-made prison house and as I listened to myself speaking, I could hear the destruction and death that came out of my mouth, creating the exact opposite of what I desired.

“Death and life is in the power of the mouth and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Prov.18:21). Ouch! Suddenly the sword of the Lord cut through my blinders, separating flesh and spirit, joints and marrow and penetrated right through to my heart.

Now it was decision time to choose to see as God sees and to speak only the Word of God, which has life in it.

I had an eye opener, but I had to be renewed in the spirit of my mind. Then to undo the damage I have done by my speech, empowering the enemy to steal from me and my household. A turnaround was imminent!

Abundance of life is a gift, purchased with the precious blood of Jesus. This requires open eyes of our understanding to see what He has made available for us – a life of victory by the power of the Holy Spirit.

And of course, then it requires action on our part to receive it for ourselves. We simply have to tap into His glorious supply by faith, stepping out of the fleshly, limited thinking into the Spirit-supply, the mind of Christ, training the tongue under His power to be used as a creative force of life for His glory! Hallelujah!

09.15.16

My Roemtaal!

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Vanoggend sing my hart in ‘n nuutheid die blydskapskoor saam met die wolk van getuies dat Christus my lewe is, en myne aan Hom behoort – uitgeruil op Golgotha en opgestaan in oorwinninglewe in Hom! Voortdurend. Sonder val en opstaan, maar gevestig in Sy liefde met al my wortels diep ingeplant in die stroom van Sy lewe. En wat ek ookal mag teëkom, Sy genade is genoeg vir my – in Sy rus.

Vir diegene wat deur diep waters gaan, laat die lewe van Christus deur jou sing en weet dat Hy jou nooit begewe of verlaat nie en dat Sy genade vir jou genoeg is.  Onthou Lofprysinge breek die tronkdeure oop!

 

1. BLYE VERSEEKRING, JESUS IS MYN,
O, WATTER VREUGDE, HEERLIK EN REIN!
WEDERGEBORE, REIN DEUR SY BLOED,
SMAAK EK SY VREDE IN MY GEMOED.

KOOR:
DIT IS MY ROEMTAAL, DIT IS MY LIED,
LOF WAT EK JESUS EWIG SAL BIED.
DIT IS MY ROEMTAAL, DIT IS MY LIED,
LOF WAT EK JESUS EWIG SAL BIED

2. VOLLE BERUSTING, HOE SWAAR MY LOT,
HEIL’GE VERRUKKING, BLYE GENOT;
ENG’LE WAT HERWAARTS BOODSKAPPE DRA,
TYDINGS VAN LIEFDE EN VRYE GENA.

3. VOLLE VERSEEKRING, VREDE EN RUS.
HEERLIK VAN JESUS LIEFDE BEWUS;
MET MY GELOOFSOOG OPWAARTS GEHOU,
RUS EK IN JESUS LIEFDE EN TROU.

09.14.16

Being watchmen over our Minds

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Thoughts are constantly shifting due to the input coming to our senses.  We have the responsibility to steward our thoughts well by the discipline of being watchmen and doorkeepers over our temples.

The scenery is changing “on the go” with different people crossing our paths, carrying different contents.

Be diligent to discard the static of the negative which has the potential of contaminating your mind, stealing the atmosphere of the glory.

Think on Phil4:8 and purpose to give God glory in all thoughts and conversations, letting go of anything negative, but purposefully releasing God’s glory as you focus on Him, on His goodness and grace.

08.12.16

Character Building in the Kingdom Culture

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CHARACTER BUILDING IN THE KINGDOM CULTURE

In the Kingdom culture there is a quality of character, sprouting from the Indwelling Holy Spirit, producing fruit that is identifiable as Christ-like. The gifts and calling of God is without repentance (Rom.11:29), but character is forged in the fire of trials and tribulations.

How we handle the trials of our faith, will determine the outcome.

By leaning into the Spirit, we will have the victory (growing much into the image of Christ) and by giving into the flesh we will suffer defeat and frustration and lose much ground in the spirit.

Many times we want God to give the breakthrough while we have not heeded to or submitted to the process of refining in the fire. Therefore, tests will be repeated until we learn our lessons well, allowing Him to shape us, mold us, and form us through the process of transformation into HIs image.

Sometimes our sanctification is tried and tested and, as we recognize it as a test, yielded to the Holy Spirit, we will rest in His ability to build endurance, patience, long-suffering in us until we are perfected.

James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

In any trial, as well as temptation (from the enemy of our soul), we have the provision in Christ to overcome:

When we rejoice in this, our perspective changes and we position ourselves for victory. In the process, standing in faith for the overcoming victory, keep asking for wisdom from above and we will stand astounded at the increase of the fruit of patience and endurance that is coming forth as we yield to the instructions of the Holy Spirit, giving the Lord all the glory and growing in the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

The enemy tempts us to react in the flesh, eating from the wrong tree, but remember there is perfect provision by leaning into the Spirit.

12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him.”

08.01.16

Meditation on the Word of God

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“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Ps.1 KJV

I realize that the people and environment we expose ourselves to in fellowship is the deciding factor that determines and influences our thought life. Every person that you communicate with carries a sound – either of the glory of God or of the negative.

When you leave a conversation, the effect of it lingers in your mind and consciousness – either good or bad. Having fellowship with people who are full of the glory leaves a stimulating effect of life and inspiration to pursue the things above, not on the earth. The contrary is also true. The choice is ours.

Simply put – what you fill yourself up with, will flow out (“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”).

So everyone leaves an imprint and we also have to check the imprint we are leaving and trace it back to its origin – God or the world, light or darkness, joy or melancholy, love and peace or turmoil, uplifting and encouragement or downgrading and defilement, etc.

When we are filled with the Word of God, meditating on it day and night there is no room for negativity to invade us. “The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path” (Ps.119:105).  It shows us the way and as we meditate on His Word, praying in the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation floods our understanding to know the Christ and His ways.

We need to get so filled with the glory of God’s presence that it overflows in a love stream of light to those around us (especially the ungodly, the sinners and the scornful)– leaving a mark of the glory of God, setting the captives free.

We cannot have communion with the ungodly, the sinners and the scornful, but we can be carriers of the glory and be light and salt, being ambassadors of the King, ministering salvation, healing and deliverance, changing the world by His spoken Word.

Another “prosperous” result of meditating on the Word, is that it causes our souls to prosper. (3 John 2) This will cause us to prosper in all things and be in good health! How good is that!?

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