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Do Not Look To The Ways Of The World To Receive The Promises From The Lord   Leave a comment

Do Not Look To The Ways Of The World To Receive The Promises From The Lord – From Grace Revelation

The Word of God is a book full of God’s promises to us.  Promises that were all fulfilled through the finished work of Christ. As we look at our lives we might question why we aren’t seeing these promises manifest in our lives.  Promises of protection, health and wholeness, provision, breakthroughs… you can go on and on.  But as you look at your life you cannot look at it through a worldly fleshly perspective.  You must look at it through the lens of grace (His unmerited favor).  One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is the story of Elisha and his young servant that is found in 2 Kings 6.  In this story the Syrian’s where out to make war with Israel but Israel was able to avert the Syrian’s attack a number of times because of Elisha.  Elisha would send the king of Israel word in advance of what the Syrian army was attempting.  Because of this Israel was always a step ahead.  In the Syrian king’s frustration he sent the Syrian army to capture Elisha.

2 Kings 6:14-15 14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

By all accounts that is an awful situation to be in, completely surrounded by your enemy’s army with horses and chariots.  A full-blown out attack.  Have you found yourself in that situation, in your darkest moment where everything seems to be against you?  Look at how Elisha responded to his servant who saw the trouble with his natural eyes.

2 Kings 6:16-17 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

What awesome truth for us to live by.  We can choose to focus on our circumstances, to dwell in our negative situation from a worldly perspective.  To only see what is happening to us and around us in the natural and live in fear.  Or we can receive His super abounding grace in all situations and live a life led by the Spirit and see with unveiled eyes the finished work of Christ.  The enemy wants to deceive us to keep us focused on our natural worldly circumstances knowing that that keeps us trapped in the negative situations that are never from the Lord.  The enemy will flood us with worldly knowledge (bitter water) to have us focused on what we see instead of the Truth.  But the fact is that the unseen is greater than the seen 2 Corinthians 4:18.  Now I’m not saying that the circumstances and situations that we find ourselves in are not real, they are very real but they are not from the Lord.  And His finished work is greater, you must continue to receive His constant grace that makes your heart fertile ground to receive and focus on what is already yours because of Christ.  And watch His finished work manifest in your life. Don’t dwell in your negative circumstances as though that is what the Lord has for you.  As you receive His grace (the fullness of Jesus) you will find yourself seeing more and more of who Christ is and what He has freely given you.  As you receive His grace the Holy Spirit will show you the things that have been freely given to us by God (1 Corinthians 2:6-16).  Things that only the Spirit can reveal as it does not come from worldly wisdom.  Like Elisha the Lord wants your eyes opened to what He has already done through His Son Jesus.  So that you live always seeing and receiving the finished work of Christ. As the Spirit opens your eyes to see the fullness of the finished work of Christ in the Word you will have boldness to speak to your circumstances.  You will live speaking the language of grace that is tangible and concrete, the Word of righteousness that has power to move mountains.  This is what Elisha did, he spoke from the truth that he saw.  Truth that is greater than the natural circumstances.

2 Kings 6:18  So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

This story ends with the following verse  23 Then he prepared a great feast for them; and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.  In your negative circumstances don’t dwell in silence but speak the finished work of Christ, and watch the things that come against you go their way and come back no more. It is never about what you must do but about what He has already done for us.  The minute we think that we must do something to receive from Him we start living in self-righteousness.  The law and self-righteousness veils our eyes to the truth.  That is a trap to live stuck in our circumstances and looking at our natural situations and to ourselves and the ways of the world for help.  But fleshly self effort and the ways of the world will always fail.  It is only through the fullness of Jesus, His grace upon grace through His finished work that allows us to live from glory to glory on victorious ground. This cannot be clearer than how it is written in Isaiah 30.

Isaiah 30:1-7 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation. 4 For his princes were at Zoan, And his ambassadors came to Hanes. 5 They were all ashamed of a people who could not benefit them, Or be help or benefit, But a shame and also a reproach.”

6 The burden against the beasts of the South.

Through a land of trouble and anguish, From which came the lioness and lion, The viper and fiery flying serpent, They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys, And their treasures on the humps of camels, To a people who shall not profit; 7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain and to no purpose. Therefore I have called her Rahab-Hem-Shebeth.[a]

In Isaiah 30 Israel was in a time of need and instead of looking to the Lord for help they looked to Egypt. Egypt represents the world and all of their ways.  In our lives we should never look to the world for answers, the success that you see in the world is a mere shadow.  It is not the truth and it is not eternal.  In our negative circumstances it might be difficult to see the success the world has in the very areas we are suffering in.  And we might question why.  The Lord’s answer to this is to come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16.  To receive more of His grace to continue to believe in Him and His finished work and not go to the world for answers.  The Lord doesn’t want us to go to the world and live under the ways of the world because He loves us and He knows that what the world has is not the truth, it is not eternal and it is not founded on His grace (His unmerited favor),  it is all based on fleshly self effort that fails.

In verses 3-4 of Isaiah 30 the Lord says 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation. 4 For his princes were at Zoan, And his ambassadors came to Hanes. There is an eye-opening truth in these two verses.  It says that our reliance on what seems as a strength in the ways of the world will become our shame and our trust in the shadow (it does not last) of the world will be our humiliation.  Because his princes were at Zoan  Zoan was Egypt’s major fortified city in the northern branch of the Nile in the time of Pharaoh.  As per Easton’s Bible Dictionary Zoan was where “Pharaoh held his court at the time of his various interviews with Moses and Aaron.”   This is also referred to in Psalm 78:42-43.  The name Zoan means ‘stronghold‘.  This stronghold never lasted, it is a city that was rebuilt over and over and today is considered a mound of ruins.  In Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary it says that ‘The present “field of Zoan” is a barren waste, very thinly inhabited.’  It is a picture of the strength in the ways of the world. Even the world’s best, where their princes are is only a shadow that doesn’t last.  The best the world can offer ends up as a mound of ruins, a barren waste.  It also says And his ambassadors came to Hanes.  The meaning of Hanes as per Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary is ‘the banishment of grace’.  The worlds ambassadors (authorized representatives), which is the world systems that speak knowledge (bitter waters) of the ways of the world speak from a banishment of grace.  There is absolutely none of God’s grace (unmerited favor) in the ways of the world.  And that is why putting our trust in the ways of the world will be our shame and humiliation.  Because their strength is merely a shadow that ends up as a mound of ruins and the knowledge that they speak is from the banishment of grace (unmerited favor).  It is all based on self-righteousness, fleshly effort that always fails.  The Lord wants us to always seek His way, and all of the ways of the Lord are grace and truth (Psalm 25:10).

In the story of Abraham there is a very interesting look at this.  When Abraham was 75 the Lord said the following promise to him.

Genesis 12:1-2;7  Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.”

The Lord made a tremendous promise to Abraham and Abraham did just as the Lord had spoken.  And in the coming years Abraham inherited Canaan and God made a covenant with him.

Genesis 15:1-7

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”

4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”

6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.

7 Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”

Abraham and Sarah didn’t have any children but God’s promise to him was that the world would be blessed through him and that he would give him a son from his own body and his descendants would be as many as the stars in heaven.  Abraham believed in the Lord but as the years went by they lost focus and instead of relying on the promise of the Lord Abraham and Sarah decided to make the promise manifest on their own.  Abraham went to the ways of the world (Egypt) and slept with Sarah’s Egyptian maid, Hagar (a picture of a believer going to the ways of the world to try to receive the promises of the Lord).  15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram. – Genesis 16:15-16.  The following 16 years are a silent time in Abraham’s story, it is a picture of God’s heart of no condemnation.  Abraham and Sarah continued to live as though their lives were complete but the promise of the Lord still remained.  And when the Lord makes a promise it will come to pass.  In your life as you read the Word of God and see His promises for you know that they will come to pass as it is already completed in the finished work of Christ.  The Lord gives you visions and dreams because that is the future He sees and has for you.  Don’t give up as the years go by and you don’t see it manifest, don’t look to the ways of the world to produce results.  Remain steadfast and keep your eyes on the faithful One, Jesus Christ.  His promises in your life will come to pass.

The next chapter starts when Abraham was ninety-nine years old and it starts with the Lord re-stating the covenant He had made with Abraham.   But this time He changes his name from Abram to Abraham and from Sarai to Sarah.  Adding the ‘h’ to their names, the fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet representing God’s grace.   And as the Lord reminded him that His covenant was between him and his descendants Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”  18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” – Genesis 17:17-18.   God’s response was 19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.” 22 Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. – Genesis 17:19-22 Only our God can respond in such a loving way.  He doesn’t rebuke him for Ismael (a picture of trying to get His promises with his own efforts and by the ways of the world).  In fact He tells him that Ishmael (the things he has produced on his own) He will bless and make fruitful and will multiply.  But the great covenant of grace (unmerited favor) will be with Issac (the promises of God that manifest in our lives because of Him and none of us).

In our lives that always need the promises of the Lord to manifest continue to look to Him and His finished work.  Don’t rely on your efforts or the ways of the world to get the Lord’s great promises that He fulfilled in the finished work of Jesus.  Continue to receive His abundance of grace and His gift of righteousness and reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Do Not Look To The Ways Of The World To Recieve The Promises From The Lord | Grace Revelation

Expectation   Leave a comment

Good morning. I want to share a Word and teaching the Lord Jesus gave me in October, 2012.

On October 1, 2012, I was lying in the bed and talking with the Lord Jesus on certain matters. Some of what the Lord said to me was “expectation” and “two-leaved gate”. The two-leaved gates are double doors. Then when I got up to check my email, I received this message of confirmation from Faith Tabernacle. It confirmed my conversation with the Lord minutes before.

Isaiah 45:1-3 (KJV); Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 45:1-3 (NKJV); “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.

Faith Tabernacle

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS: http://ft111.com/thetrumpet.htm

I’m calling to you today. This is a moment in time when the depth of My Spirit calls to the depth of your spirit. It is a time of preparation, a time of expectation. Indeed, it is a new era. I am bringing forth the power of My church and it shall be seen and it shall be witnessed in the whole of the earth. For, many do not think I have a people, but I say to you that I have always had a people. I’ve had a few hidden away here in small places, a few hidden away there in small places. But, My voice is now calling to those who belong to Me, calling you out of the world, calling you out of the power of your own self destruction, calling you into the kingdom of light and life. I am calling you to walk with angels and to see beyond the natural. For, I have opened wide the double doors on the valley of vision and I am sending My people forth that you may see, hear and understand Me and My purposes for each one in this time frame. Let the hallelujah’s rise up within your spirit in the night vision. Let the amen’s come forth as I come to bear witness to your spirit. Do not deny Me for you belong to Me. You have been bought with a price, the price of the blood of Christ. You do not belong to the world. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. You are those who have been saved for this, the end of the age, so that I can demonstrate through you the power of My kingdom, says the Holy Lord God Almighty.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: http://ft111.com/smallstraws.htm

I kept hearing the word breakout in my spirit, and the Lord said: This is an opportune time to break free from bondages that have kept you from the liberty, both spiritually and physically, that I have intended. I have released a special anointing for this purpose, but you must choose to take advantage of this time to be done with things that have held you in captivity. John 8:36 “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

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Again, prior to reading this email and still praying, I was speaking against sin in my life that’s been holding me bondage for too long. As I was speaking against them, I began to feel a relief. I also began to release myself to the Lord. Not just releasing myself, but believing in my Savior, Jesus Christ. He died for me, He died for us to be free from ALL bondage. Last week the Lord woke me up to this scripture; John 3:16; For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” I always thought I was a believer of Jesus Christ because I stated Romans 10:9-10; “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Based on stating this scripture, I became saved. But I didn’t realize I had to believe everything in His Word. I only believed part of the time and I only believed part of the Word. Somewhere between the time I gave my life to Him, I got caught up in the teachings from men and their traditions and not the Words of my Lord Jesus. When we believe in Him we are to believe EVERYTHING. We have to believe what He tells us in the Word of God. We have to believe and see ourselves no longer a slave to sin, but a slave to righteousness. I make that confession in faith that I am no longer a slave to sin, but a slave to righteousness. Again, while praying and speaking these things, I felt a mind change come over me. I began to speak what’s in HIS WORD. I also began to have a mind change because for too long I have allowed so many people to hold me back from my purpose in Him because of their mindset and their “tradition of men” opinions. Because they don’t see who the Lord made me, I began to war with the truth about me and what they perceived, which was a lie. As I mentioned above, while praying I heard the Lord tell me expectation. I have to expect change to take place in my life. I cannot believe what man says about me if it’s contrary to what the Lord says. My life IS NOT in man’s hands no more, nor is it in satan’s hands, but it’s in the Hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior and King. THAT’S FREEDOM. As children of God, we have to accept our true Kingdom in our True and Living King. We have to accept the prosperity Jesus has for us which is not found in riches as the world perceive riches such as houses, cars, money, jobs, etc. The true riches is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). When we are faithful to the true riches, we can have earthly money so it can be used for the Kingdom of Christ. There are people who’s hungry. Fill their belly and we’ll be able to reach them to fill their spirits with the Word of God. There are people needing clothes. Give them natural clothing, then they will be able to hear when we give them the Gospel which will cloth them with righteousness. When God transfers the money from the wicked which is laid up for the just (Proverbs 13:22), we are to use it for His Kingdom; not for selfish reasons. When we begin to speak the truth, people in the churches will say we speak blasphemy. That’s what they said to Jesus. They wanted to kill Him because He spoke the truth.

We have been living a lie far too long. We have believed satan’s lies for too long. If we want the truth, go to the Bible and read the truth. Truth is real, lies are false, fake, unreal. Believing satan is living in an unreal world and living in lies. We believe him when we love money, cars, jobs, and people over our Creator, our Lord, God. We believe him when he tells us things that are contrary to God’s Word. We believe satan when we accept those ungodly thoughts he puts in our mind like, we are homosexual, or adultery, we are sick, we are whores/harlots, etc. We believe him when we have low self-esteem and do things to make ourselves feel good instead of believing the Word of God concerning our lives. We believe him when we feel we don’t have to examine ourselves. The Bible tells us even the very elect will be deceived; so WHY NOT examine yourself and allow the Lord show you your heart. When we give in to all those evil thoughts, we say we believe satan over the One who died for us; JESUS. The only way to know and get this truth is through Jesus Christ. He said in John 14:6; “Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” It’s time that we realize who we truly are in the Lord and believe HIM and stop believing the lies. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). We are a chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9-10; But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.) We are healed. We are the true tabernacle, so stop giving yourself over to satan to defile the temple of God. That devil, satan DID NOT DIE FOR ME. That deceiver did not die for you. Why should we be slaves to him any longer? Accept your place in God TODAY. Don’t look at your titles/positions in the church or the community. Don’t look at your works. Don’t even look at all the money you gave the church (Matthew 23:23). These things are fine and dandy, but they WILL NOT make you holy. Stop believing the lies of satan and believe the truth about who you really are. You are not worth a million dollars; You are not worth the most expensive car; You are not worth a great career or even a big house. Sadly, too many hold stock in these as great benefits from God for Godly living. Our worth isn’t found in these things; It found in JESUS CHRIST. Found in our RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ; Who Died for US. This is worth far more than any amount of money.

There is a breakthrough coming forth, for some it’s already here. I pray we all receive it.

More on Fasting   Leave a comment

After studying more on fasting concerning what is called the Daniel fast, the Lord showed me how people have taken a combination of Daniel 1:8-16 and Daniel 10:1-3 to come up with this false fast. The vegetable part is taken from chapter 1 and the 21 days is taken from chapter 10. In Daniel 10 it states that he MOURNED for 3 weeks. To be extra sure I looked up the Hebrew meaning of mourn and found it means “to bewail”. Bewail is to lament, to express deep sorrow. You may wonder I should have known what mourn means. But I wanted no room for satan to put dumb questions in my mind. You see, I’m so tired of being deceived by “traditions of men”. Anyway, as I was studying I thought “if Daniel was going on a fast wouldn’t he say it like others in the Bible”. The Lord told me he did, in which I found in Daniel 9:3 where Daniel stated clearly he prayed and fasted (Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes).

One of the things that I asked the Lord concerning that false fast was, why it affected my body (which I thought was a good thing). When I did that false fast I thought it was effective because I felt different in my body. Actually, the pastor of the church I attended would tell us if we didn’t feel it in our bodies, then we are not fasting. That’s true to a certain degree. The Lord Jesus told me that people get deceived doing that false fast because their body goes through changes. But the problem is that is all the focus was on. The Lord Jesus said it’s like when people go on a diet, their body feels the effect from that change in eating. In that false fast, you are eating but like a diet, you’re eating differently. True fasting afflicts your soul (Isaiah 58:3 and 5). But when you fast the difference is spiritually more than naturally. Now that I know the truth I now see how I never received anything in the spirit when I was doing that false fast. I now see the only thing that was affected was my body. It got to the point I’d look forward to do that false fast because I’d lose some weight. Now when I truly go on a fast the Lord calls me on and abstain from foods, I see more of a spiritual change. From August – September, 2012 I went on a fast based on Isaiah 58 standard and I began to see things in the spirit of God more than I ever had. I heard the Lord clearer than ever. And there was no question who was talking to me. So there is no such thing as what we call a “Daniel Fast”. A true fast is according to Isaiah 58. There is no pleasure in a true fast. When you have a cookbook giving you great and good recipes in this false fast; how is that afflicting your soul. I remember one year while doing this false fast I’d get excited about fixing some of those recipes. Not only that, I created some recipes of my own. I wasn’t afflicting my soul, I was pleasuring my flesh. Fasting is important. Look at all the things accomplished because men and women in the Bible fasted and prayed. Jesus’ disciples weren’t able to cast out demons because they didn’t fast and pray (Mark 9:25-29). Why do you think satan deceives so many in reference to fasting? Because he knows we will tear his kingdom down. All this time I’ve been a Christian no one has ever taught me about fasting. If the Lord Jesus didn’t remove me from the church that was allowing so much ungodliness, I would not have received the truth. It is so important for us to have our own relationship with Jesus Christ and not through people. The way to God is not through people, but through Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me). Finally, we have to discern every thing and every body. Just because a person say their a prophet does not mean they come with a word from the Lord Jesus. In these last days, let’s seek only the truth in God’s Word. That way we’ll never go wrong. Please check out the next post on discernment. Be blessed and free in Jesus Christ.

FREEDOM   Leave a comment

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Hello all,

I want to share two Words from the Lord. The first one is a Word He gave me in August, 2012. The second I just received in my email this morning. For the last week or two the Lord has been reminding me of the Word He gave me several months ago. He also reminded me of the fast I went on the same time according to Isaiah 58. So much have been going on with me in the natural, I had a hard time accepting His reminders; until this morning. Please don’t allow your circumstances to cause you to not see your breakthrough. I almost missed this Word of hope, encouragement, and breakthrough. Thank God I was able to receive it this morning. I pray any of you needing breakthroughs you receive it. I’ve been in bondage for too long. I shared with the Lord yesterday I’ll do whatever He wants me to do to be free. As you help others break free, I want to include a scripture the Lord Jesus gave me because so many times we want to help others, but instead of helping them TOTALLY through Jesus, we steer off course and give our opinions. We have to meet people where they are. We are not to add to their chains, but through Jesus only, help them get free from those chains. If you’ve never fasting for others in bondage, please study Isaiah 58. I’m going to also include what the Lord shared with me concerning this scripture. This is a long email, but breaking free from satan is extremely important. As I help others, I know my breakthrough is here. Be blessed, be strong and be free in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Philippians 1:15-17; Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former  preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.

FREEDOM – From the Lord Jesus given on 8/28/2012:

The Lord Jesus gave me a vision of His children being released from prison. I saw bars and shackles falling off just like Paul and Silas. The Lord says, I have heard your prayers and supplications. Freedom is not just in the natural, but in the spirit. I am loosing the bands of wickedness, setting the captives free, undoing the heavy burdens, letting the oppressed go free.

Acts 16:25-26; And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Isaiah 58:6-8; Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.

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Jailhouse Rock – From the Lord Jesus given to:

ELAINE TAVOLACCI, Staten Island, NY

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There are incredible stories in the bible which actually happened in the natural. In the book of Acts there are two different incidents where God opened the prison doors to release people. In one incident, an angel came and opened the prison doors and in another incident there was an earthquake and as the prison shook, the chains fell off Paul as Silas and they were released. You may not be in a actual prison but some of you are spiritually imprisoned. There are things that are holding you captive and you do not know how to escape.

The Lord says, I have come to release you from your prison. The prison of fear that is tormenting your mind, the prison of addictions that you have been battling, the hidden sins that are distressing you. Allow Me to set you free. Allow Me to break those chains that have kept you a prisoner. Allow Me to remove those shackles that have kept you bound. You no longer have to live with the shame with the hidden agendas that you have kept in secret. I have come to release you from the strongholds that have led your life in disarray for so so long. I have come to set the captives free.

Allow me to open up the prison doors of your mind where you have thoughts of confusion that are holding you in bondage. I will cleanse and restore your thinking. You will no longer have to live with thoughts of revenge, anger and unforgiveness. As you release others, you will be released. Do not harbor bitterness in your heart or this will also keep you imprisoned. As you throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles you, I will release you of every strongholds in your life. I will break every chain that is imprisoning you and the anchors that are keeping you from succeeding. Allow Me to open the prison doors and bring you into the abundant life that is available to you says the Lord.

Acts 5:18-19

They laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, "Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life."

Acts 16: 23 -26

And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

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Isaiah 58:3-9; ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exploit all your laborers. Indeed you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, to make your voice heard on high. Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord? “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’

In this fast there are eight things to fast for:

1. To Loose the Bond of Wickedness

2. To Undo the Heavy Burdens

3. To Let the Oppressed Go Free

4. That You Break Every Yoke

5. To Share Your Bread with the Hungry

6. That You Bring To Your House the Poor Who Are Cast Out

7. When You See the Naked, That You Cover Him

8. Not Hide Yourself from Your Own Flesh

When we do this type of fast, which pleases God THEN: Your Light Shall Bread Forth Like the Morning; Your Healing Shall Spring Forth Speedily; Your Righteousness Shall Go Before You; The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Your Rear Guard; Then You Shall Call and the Lord Will Answer; You Shall Cry and He Will Say, “Here I Am”.

In other words this type of fast brings breakthrough/true freedom/real liberty. It’s awesome how the Lord uses numbers in His Word. There are eight things to fast for. The number eight means “New Beginnings (breakthrough); Liberty in the Spirit (breakthrough); Dying to Self (breakthrough); Jesus Transfigured on 8th day (breakthrough for us); Jesus rose from the dead on the 8th day (more breakthrough for us – HALLELUJAH TO THE LAMB OF GOD); the Number of Salvation when eight souls were saved from the flood-1 Peter 3:20 (YES breakthrough for us).

Faith Tabernacle – SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS   Leave a comment

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:

Beloved, refuse to allow difficulties to outweigh your sense of victory. You must not give in to self-pity or feeling like a victim. Rise up in the strength I have provided to overcome. You will recognize that this is a supernatural work and that I am your God, your Deliverer, and your Healer, says the Lord. Be strong as you set yourself to break through. Psalms 70:5 But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

Word from the Lord – “Incredible Energy”   Leave a comment

Good morning. I am posting this Word from the Lord Jesus given to Priscilla Van Sutphin. For me this is very personal. While reading this Word from my Lord I said this sounds just like what I’ve been going through – every word. If anyone else has been going through the same or similar, just know He is our Hope and Laughter.

PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN

Upstream Ministries

California

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“Incredible Energy”Jan 3, 2013

“I know that many of my own are worn down by all that has been going on in their lives. There has been so much assault on your destiny. Like My servant Paul spoke of, terrors within, terrors without, loss and severe afflictions. But this has not been for nothing beloveds. I’m reminding you again that you asked to be like Me.

I took you at your word, and I am bringing you forth as gold. You are worn, but you haven’t given up on Me. That I am very proud of you for. And your rewards are forthcoming. For I will give you your heart’s desire, and I will establish MY KINGDOM within you, and you will be conduits of My glory so you will have all the energy you need. You will have EVERYTHING you need to accomplish what I put you here for.

Keep your eyes on Me, and behold Me in My Word, and in the worship, wait on ME, and keep your eyes fixed on all I’ve done for you. Let me fill you up with My GLORY, for I am manifesting My glory in this hour to those who are filling the airwaves with praises, and the WORD. Declare the promises I’ve given for I have not forgotten you. I have been waiting for all the orchestra to be fully clothed in white raiment, that reflects an attitude that KNOWS that I AM YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. I AM YOUR HOPE OF GLORY ! I am your PEACE, Who has broken down every door. I break down every door of your heart to destroy every vestage of unbelief in My goodness in your heart.

You say that you love me, and I know that in your hearts you do. But the soul is not free of demons. There are things that inhibit you from giving me that praise and worship. There are fears, and there are spirits of self pity, and discontentment with all you’ve gone through. There are spirits of rejection and rebellion still in your soul that keep you from obedience in all areas. And oh yes, there is much pride in many hearts because they don’t want to admit that maybe they aren’t perfect yet. Well, THERE ARE NONE WHO ARE PERFECT BUT ME. I AM THE PERFECT ONE. I AM THE ONE WHO DIED FOR YOU AND PAID THE PRICE. IF YOU COULD BE PERFECT YOU WOULDN’T HAVE NEEDED ME. Selah!

But in the midst of the darkness I AM ARISING, and I will demonstrate My love for you, and those who have doubted you and mistrusted and misunderstood, and who have judged you without mercy will be judged without mercy themselves. They will endure great change that will bring the desired outcome. So put away all bitterness and self pity. Put away all your anger at rejection for there is much of this because of all the wounds. Come to ME, AND LET ME TOUCH YOU NOW, FOR I AM LONGING TO SOOTHE YOUR WOUNDED HEART. IN QUIETNESS AND REST YOU WILL BE RESTORED.

Don’t wait, for I have extended the window for a bit longer, but it is not open much longer, and as the enemy arises with great confidence in his plan, I also will arise with My plan, and you will see what you have longed to see. You will see Me and feel Me as never before, and your heart will swell with JOY unspeakable and overflowing. And My glory will be seen upon you. Do not be anxious. TRUST ME to lead you in time. TRUST ME to lead you through. TRUST ME to show you what to do. Sit and wait on ME. Be still and know that I am GOD, and I love you and am beside you through all that comes.”

Faith Tabernacle – SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS   Leave a comment

 

Faith Tabernacle – http://ft111.com/smallstraws.htm

January 3, 2013

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: Look for consistent breakthroughs that will begin with small and less significant things.  It will be like the breaking of a dam that begins with a trickle and ends with a constant flow.  I would have you to move freely in an unrestricted spiritual flow and unhindered by ungodly intrusion.  Come into that place by faith where you know that you are walking in liberty, says the Lord.

1 Chronicles 14:11  So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, "God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water." Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim.

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